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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Sept. 1972-7 Oct. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of brief correspondence and an article concerning secret meetings with Soviet Jews in the Soviet Union during the Soviet-Canada hockey series in 1972 by a delegation of Canadian visitors to Moscow, including Wayne Tanenbaum.
Subjects
Sports teams
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 396
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
396
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Isaac Love in Russia, standing next to an unidentified man. He is wearing a military uniform.
Notes
Acquired on Jan. 21, 1975.
Name Access
Love, Isaac
Subjects
Soldiers--Russia
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1699
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1699
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 23 cm on matte 23 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of an unidentified Jewish family from Russia. They were relatives of Alexander Nepom.
Name Access
Nepom, Alexander
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The photo is in poor condition. It is cracked in the centre and is being held together by tape.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1142
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1142
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of the Solway family, taken in Haloftzin, Mogilev Province, Russia. Pictured from left to right are: Joe Solway (1901-1942), Gana, Rachel (1878-1969), Dora (aged 8 months), and Sam (1902-1953). Joe Solway was the father of Larry Solway.
Name Access
Solway, Dora
Solway family
Solway, Gana
Solway, Joe
Solway, Rachel
Solway, Sam
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1976-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1697
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1697
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1906
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rivka Kopeliovitch of Chesron, Russia. Rivka was the cousin of Alexander Nepom. There is Russian and Hebrew writing on the verso of the photograph.
Name Access
Kopeliovitch, Rivka
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1698
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1698
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the grandparents of Alexander Nepomnisha, taken in Russia.
Name Access
Nepomnisha, Alexander
Subjects
Married people
Grandparents
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
European Visits and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1959
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w (12 negatives) ; 14 x 6 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
In August 1959, the Ed Sullivan show travelled to the USSR and taped a show in Moscow titled, "Invitation to Moscow". It aired September 27, 1959. Sylvia Schwartz photographed the show as she was in Moscow at the time.
Acts that were featured at the show included Rise Stevens (a mezzo-soprano opera singer), the Barry Sisters (vocal group), Margaret Tynes (opera singer), Marge and Gower Champion (dancers), Dick Contino (accordian player) and Hubert Castle (tight-wire aerialist).
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during the taping of the show. Images are of Ed Sullivan with the various acts or of the performers by themselves on stage. Images were taken during the performances.
Name Access
Ed Sullivan show (Television program)
Subjects
Entertainers
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 470
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
470
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rose Strauss in Minsk, Russia
Name Access
Strauss, Rose
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a portrait of Albert Fine (b. 1880), probably in Russia.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1642
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1642
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w, cabinet card (1 negative) ; 11 x 7 cm
Notes
Physical description note: Inscription and printed name of photographer's studio on verso. Written in Russian, "for eternal memory to my dear sister Janna [Jennie Florence] from Betty".
Name Access
Florence, Betty
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
11
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca.1900]-[196-?]
Physical Description
4.5 cm of textual records
24 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 21 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca Kamarner (née Huenstein) (1882-1975) was born in Russia and lived there until her early adulthood. She married Harry Kamarner (1877- 1962) in 1902 and immigrated to Toronto around 1904. Mrs. Chava Kamarner (1847-1929), possibly Harry’s mother, may have immigrated at a later date and lived with the family in Canada. Rebecca and Harry had three children: Bessie (b. 1903), Anne (b. 1906?), and Jack (1907?-1986). Harry and Rebecca lived on 35 Bellevue Avenue in 1925 and later resided at 72 Barton Street.
From the date of her arrival as an immigrant to Canada, Mrs. Kamarner was involved in charitable work through such organizations as The Hebrew Women’s Convalescent Home established in 1936 (of which she was the President and founder), The Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, and The Women’s Auxiliary Toronto Hebrew Free School. During the First and Second World Wars she was actively involved in social aid and the sponsorship of orphans, and she worked as a nurse during the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and had its greatest effect on the Jewish community in Toronto in 1919 and 1920. She was one of the earliest members of the Toronto Hadassah-Wizo (Schamira Levine chapter) and was also actively involved in fundraising for the Women’s Auxiliary of The New Mount Sinai Hospital, of which she was listed as a charter member. She served on the Board of Directors of The Jewish Home for the Aged and was a preeminent name in the promotion of convalescent care and social advocacy for the disadvantaged throughout her lifetime.
Harry, Nathan "Nutta" (d. 1956), and Louis Kamarnar were men’s clothing and furnishings retailers and owned the Merchant’s Clothing Co. store on 131 Queen Street West. Harry, his son Jack, and his son-in-law Harry Granger, were also affiliated with the Judean Knights of Pythias, a fraternal order.
Bessie Kamarner married Sam Robins (b.1893) in 1922 and they lived together at 273 Queen Street East. Anne Kamarner was married to Harry Graner (d. 1986) in 1931. Jack Kamarner lived in Toronto and married Jeanne (née Rubin). They had two daughters, Ann and Nancy.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of family photographs, a scrapbook, and other textual records, both of a personal nature and those relating to the volunteer work done by Rebecca Kamarner. These records document her community social work, her affiliation with the Women’s Auxiliary and her fundraising efforts for the Hebrew Women’s Convalescent Home, later the Mount Sinai Convalescent Home, in Toronto.
Name Access
Kamarner, Rebecca, 1882-1975
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Volunteers
Related Material
see also clipping, re. photo #2503, from accession 1978-6-4
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged in five files: the first file is of family photographs; the second contains one passport; the third contains institutional programmes; the fourth is of personal invitations and correspondence; and, the fifth file contains Rebecca Kamarner's scrapbook and clippings from that scrapbook. These are all kept together in one box and each file is housed in a separate folder.
Creator
Kamarner, Rebecca, 1882-1975
Places
Russia
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1162
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1162
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Menachem Mendel Hyman was the shochet in Guelph Ont. from ca. 1915.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Menachem Mendel and Esther Bayla Hyman with their children Ben Zion and Leah.
Name Access
Hyman, Ben Zion
Hyman, Esther Bayla
Hyman, Menachem Mendel
Hyman, Leah
Mendel, Menachem
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w with watercolour retouching ; 26 x 41 cm
Date
[ca. 1906]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a portrait of Samuel Helpert of Sudbury, shortly after arriving from Minsk, Russia. The photograph was originally a glass plate negative that was blown-up and printed. Watercolours were then used to colourize the image and as a way of emphasising the contrast and other features that were lost during the printing process.
Administrative History
Samuel Helpert was the paternal great uncle of the donor. He was born in Minsk, Russia and immigrated to Canada where he lived in Sudbury and Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Portraits
Name Access
Helpert, Samuel
Places
Russia
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-2
Material Format
sound recording (electronic)
Physical Description
1 audio recording : mp3
Date
[ca. 1982]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one audio recording of an oral history interview conducted by Mike Culiner with his father Harry Culiner. The interview was conducted in San Francisco in the early 1980s. In the interview Harry describes his early life in Russia and in the Russian army, his immigration to Canada and early life here.
Custodial History
The original cassette tapes are in the possession of Jill Culiner, the granddaughter of Harry and niece of Mike. Jill is the daughter of Jack Culiner. She digitized the cassette tape and brought the digitial file into us.
Administrative History
Harry was born around 1885 in Privitnoye (Russia). Around 1904 he went into the Russian army and soon after immigrated to Ontario. He initially worked on the railway in South Porcupine and Cochrane. Around 1918 he moved to St. Catharines and eventually moved from there to the Junction area of Toronto. He opened a menswear shop at 2996 Dundas Street West and lived above the shop. He married Milder Culiner and they had four children together: Alex (b. 1911), Jack (or John) (1913-2013), Norman (b. around 1915), and Mike (b. around 1917). Harry passed away in 1985 or 1986.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Culiner, Harry
Places
Russia
South Porcupine, Ont.
Cochrane, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1154
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1154
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Moldaver's mother, at age 99. The photograph was taken in Russia, sometime in the 1930s. Max Moldaver lived in Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Moldaver, Max
Subjects
Mothers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
This photo is in very poor condition. The gelatin on the bottom half of the image has curled and lifted off of the support paper.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1609
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1609
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Bessie Perkus (m. Morris Breland), Betty Perkus (mother) and Fage Perkus (m. Kussner) in Russia. The family later moved to Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Breland, Morris
Kussner, Fage
Perkus, Bessie
Perkus, Betty
Perkus family
Perkus, Fage
Subjects
Mothers and daughters
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971 - 1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Antisemitism--Russia
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971 - 1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Antisemitism--Russia
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1909
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lily Melamed, Gordon Melamed's sister. The photograph was taken in Russia. Lily is wearing a linen coat and bonnet.
Name Access
Melamed, Lily
Subjects
Children
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1914 and 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Azriel Melamed, his wife and child in Russia, taken during the First World War.
Name Access
Melamed, Azriel
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1907
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Gordon Melamed's mother, Zena, in Russia.
Name Access
Melamed, Zena
Subjects
Mothers
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Lily Melamed, Gordon Melamed's sister.
Name Access
Melamed, Lily
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Gordon Melamed's paternal grandmother. The photograph was likely taken in Russia.
Subjects
Grandmothers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Morris Melamed, taken in Russia.
Name Access
Melamed, Morris
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Morris Melamed with his sister, taken in Russia.
Name Access
Melamed, Morris
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
1 Camp Gesher’s Rd
Source
Landmarks

Camp Gesher originated in 1963 from a merger between Camp Revivim (serving campers from Ottawa and Toronto) and Camp Kissufim (serving campers from Montreal). It is part of Habonim Dror, the Labour-Zionist youth movement and is located near Cloyne, Ontario.
Address
1 Camp Gesher’s Rd
Time Period
1963-present
Scope Note
Camp Gesher originated in 1963 from a merger between Camp Revivim (serving campers from Ottawa and Toronto) and Camp Kissufim (serving campers from Montreal). It is part of Habonim Dror, the Labour-Zionist youth movement and is located near Cloyne, Ontario.
History
Camp Gesher’s small size is central to the spirit of the camp where a culture of acceptance, individuality and mutual respect is fostered. The camp philosophy revolves around socialist ideals and its structure is similar to that of a kibbutz. Hebrew is used in day-to-day conversation and there are many opportunities to learn about Jewish and Israeli history and culture. There is a kosher kitchen and Shabbat and Havdalah are celebrated.
Category
Camps and Resorts
Source
Landmarks
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