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Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Abraham Zivian lived in Gananoque and worked as a teacher in Kingston, Ontario.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Abraham Zivian with twelve young students, in Grodno, Lithuania.
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4525
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4525
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of John Sherman with his public school class. He is pictured in the middle row, second from the right.
Subjects
Children
Education
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.
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1167
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1167
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio graduation portrait of Ben Zion Hyman.
Name Access
Hyman, Ben Zion
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1711
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1711
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
I. L. Madorsky was a teacher.
Name Access
Madorsky, I. L
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1211
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1211
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Bernard Weinberg graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto.
Scope and Content
Item is a graduation portrait of Bernard Weinberg.
Name Access
Weinberg, Bernard
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1216
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1216
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a graduation portrait of Bernard Weinberg.
Name Access
Weinberg, Bernard
Osgoode Law School
Osgoode Hall
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2494
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2494
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 51 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Name Access
Harbord Collegiate
Toronto Secondary School Athletic Association
Subjects
Education
Football teams
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.
Accession Number
1981-1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1873
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1873
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1927 or 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was David Siegel.
Name Access
Siegel, David
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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.
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1874
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1874
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
University Avenue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Zimmerman, Mark
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1876
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1876
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right, are: Israel Gang; Roy Shapiro; Rabbi Samuel Sachs; [unknown]; David Siegel; Sarah Siegel; Mark Zimmerman; [unknown]; [unknown]; [Carl or Murray] Keyfetz.
This photograph was taken looking north on University Avenue.
Notes
Photo is the same as photo 3917.
Name Access
Gang, Israel
Shapiro, Dave
Sachs, Rabbi Samuel
Siegel, David
Siegel, Sarah
Zimmerman, Mark
Keyfetz, Murray
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Education
Religion
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.
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right, are: Israel Gang; Roy Shapiro; Rabbi Samuel Sachs; [unknown]; David Siegel; Sarah Siegel; Mark Zimmerman; [unknown]; [unknown]; [Carl or Murray] Keyfetz. This photograph was taken looking north on University Avenue.
Notes
Photograph is the same as photo 1876.
Name Access
Gang, Israel
Shapiro, Roy
Sachs, Rabbi Samuel
Keyfetz, Carl
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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.
Accession Number
1979-11-15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1923
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1923
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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.
Accession Number
1980-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1732
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1732
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This photograph is a class composite of Honours Sociology class, University of Toronto. Included are: Rose Senderowitz (Wolfe), and Bea Mirvehich (Wolfe).
Name Access
honour sociology class
University of Toronto
Senderowitz, Rose
Mirvehich, Bea
Wolfe, Rose
Wolfe, Bea
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1979-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 558
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
558
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 41 x 46 cm
Name Access
University College
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
Acquired Aug. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3065
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3065
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Hashmall, Harry
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4687
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4687
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of graduating class, University College, University of Toronto. Includes T.K. Draimin, D. Newman, Manny Spring.
Name Access
University College
University of Toronto
Draimin, T.K.
Newman, D.
Spring, Manny
Subjects
Education
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
Item is in poor condition. It is ripped in several places.
Accession Number
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4644
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4644
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of University of Toronto or Osgoode Hall graduation, Toronto. L. David E. Newman.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Osgoode Hall
Newman, David E.
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2489
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2489
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 38 x 55 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a composite of photographs of individuals from the graduating class at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in 1922. The donor, Dr. Harry A. Landsberg is pictured.
Name Access
Royal College of Dental Surgery of Ontario
Subjects
Dentists
Education
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.
Accession Number
1980-2-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4231
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4231
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
High Park
National Radical School
Workmen's Circle
I.L. Peretz
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
Subjects
Education
Picnics
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.
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4233
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4233
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Ladies' Auxiliary
Workmen's Circle
Arbeter Ring
Arbeiter Ring
I.L. Peretz
Subjects
Education
Women
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.
Accession Number
1986-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1166
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1166
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of engineering students standing on the front steps of the University of Toronto engineering building. Pictured in the back row, second from the left is Ben Zion Hyman.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Hyman, B.
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4643
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4643
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3059
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3059
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
The teacher sitting on the right is identified as Mr. M. Nobleman.
Name Access
Hebrew Young Boys Club
Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah
Subjects
Boys--Societies and clubs
Education
Jewish 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.
Accession Number
1981-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2957
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2957
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1924 or 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, in the back, left to right: Bernard Weinberg; Edward Gelber.
For complete identification, see negative.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Menorah Society
Gelber, Edward
Weinberg, Bernard
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1979-3-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 20 cm on mat 36 x 32 cm
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph is David Eisen. He is pictured in the centre wearing glasses.
For locations, see accession record.
Notes
Original photo by Alex J. McLean, 435 Spadina Ave., Toronto.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Bochner, David Eisen
Subjects
Education
Jewish physicians
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.
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2915
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2915
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Jewish Organizations
Farband
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2916
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2916
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Seated, left to right: Esther Walerstein; Bayla Lax; Alte Freiman.
Standing, left to right: Haim Noach Kirshenbaum; Yisroel Starr; E. Chaikes (teacher); Yosef Lubek; Shlomo Zuker.
Notes
Half-tone photograph from newspaper.
Original photo by Schlachter.
Name Access
Walerstein, Esther
Lax, Bayla
Freiman, Alte
Kirshenbaum, Haim Noach
Starr, Yisroel
Chaikes, E.
Lubek, Yosef
Zuker, Shlomo
Farband
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4840
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4840
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Scope and Content
Back row, left to right: [unknown]; [unknown]; Dora Ezrin; [unknown].
Front row, left to right: Rose Levine; [unknown]; Edmund Scheuer; [unknown].
Name Access
Levine, Rose
Ezrin, Dora
Scheuer, Edmund
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1989-11-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2562
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2562
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1925 or 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification see accession record.
Notes
Photo by M. Schlochter, 452 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Farband
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1981-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4198
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4198
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1987-9-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1852
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1852
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this composite photograph, on the right is: Abraham Greenspan.
Name Access
Greenspan, Abraham
Slobodka-Kovna Yeshiva
Subjects
Education
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.
Accession Number
1979-12-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
89
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1911-1971, predominant 1911-1935
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
17 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was a founder, teacher, and principal of the I.L. Peretz School. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto. He was also a prominent member of local Jewish organizations, such as the Socialist-Territorialist Club and the Yiddish Kultur Gesellshaft.
Isaac was born on February 1, 1874 in the town of Makarov, Kiev, Ukraine. He married Elke Yelia Moshkevitch (1878- November 19, 1953) on August 4, 1900 in Yakatreneslav. They immigrated from Czarist Russia to Toronto in 1906, passing first through New York with their two children, Percy (June 30, 1901-May 1987) and Theodore (1903-1906, died of measles at Ellis Island), Yelia’s three sisters, Dvora, Bracha, and Celia, and Isaac’s younger half-brother, Paul Frumhartz. They had two more children after arriving: Abraham (August 14, 1908-October 24, 1989) and Shoshana (Sue) (1911-2001). Although he had been a teacher in Russia, Isaac worked as an operator in a cloak factory in Toronto, where he was instrumental in forming the union (likely the Cloakmakers’ Union of Toronto, which later affiliated with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union).
As a child, Isaac received a traditional Jewish education. This, combined with his self-taught secular education and the teachings of Yiddish Nationalist Dr. Chaim Zhitlovski, informed his future career and philosophies. He was described as an idealist by his friends, whose dedication to Yiddish culture and language motivated him to bring this knowledge to a younger generation.
On July 11, 1911, Isaac and his fellow Socialist-Territorialist members established the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School. By 1916, it had been taken over by the Workmen’s Circle and renamed the I.L. Peretz School, after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright. The school began in a rented room at the Zionist Institute on Simcoe St., moving to larger locations on Richmond St. W., then Beverley St. as it grew. Eventually, several more branches opened, such as the Maria St. school that Isaac was affiliated with. He taught at the school for free in the evenings after working during the day in a shop. His brother Paul was also a founding teacher at the school.
Isaac was described by family, friends, and community members as a passionate teacher with an iron will: he was well-versed in Jewish knowledge, with a desire to pass it on to a younger generation and his fellow union members. He remained involved in the school and in teaching, even after retirement. He died on June 2, 1960 at the age of 86.
Custodial History
These records were donated to the OJA by Sue Levy, daughter of Isaac Matenko.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Isaac Matenko's involvement with the Workmen's Circle and other Jewish organizations. Included are photographs, programmes, certificates, I.L. Peretz School jubilee books, a songbook, a yearbook, articles, and newsclippings.
Fonds has been arranged into one series for the Workmen's Circle. There are also two files attached to the fonds-level. The records are described at the series and file-level, with some item-level descriptions.
Name Access
Matenko, Isaac, 1874-1960 (creator)
Frumhartz, Paul
Matenko, Percy
Peretz Shule
I.L. Peretz
Arbeiter Ring
Arbeter Ring
Camp Yungvelt
Junction Shul
Junction
Workman's Circle
Workmen's Circle
Arbeiter Ring Schools
National Radical School
Subjects
Education
Socialism
Yiddish language
Related Material
For additional Workmen's Circle records, see: accessions 1979-4-4, 1980-2-2, 1983-6-3, 1984-10-1, 1986-4-1, 1992-1-2, 1997-2-1, 1998-3-32, 2004-5-41, 2004-5-105, and fonds 30.
For additional Camp Yungvelt records, see: accessions 1979-4-4, 1986-4-1, 1991-12-4, 1993-6-6, 1999-5-1, 2004-5-37, 2005-6-4, 2006-12-3, photographs # 2964, # 4014, # 6021, MG2N1K, Benjamin Brown fonds 49, and Dorothy Dworkin Fonds 10 (item 14).
Creator
Matenko, Isaac, 1874-1960
Accession Number
1987-11-4
1991-4-2
2007-5-3
2007-6-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3.9 m of textual records
1 painting : oil on canvas
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Borochov School and Kindergarten, as well as one oil portrait of an unknown individual.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Borochov School and Kindergarten (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records relating to a "Teach-In on Israel" held at the university on 22 January 1975. There is also an announcement of a meeting of the Revolutionary Marxist Group at York.
MG_RG
MG2 P1d
Subjects
Education
Children
Politics and government
Name Access
Jewish Student Federation (York University)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm
Date
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two class photos of a public school in the early 20th century, possibly the Orde Street Public School. The first image is of students of an all female cooking class, one of whom was Ida Fine Ruderman (1899-1999). The second image is of staff and students of an all male shop class, one of whom is Joseph Fine (Ida's brother).
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Ruderman, Ida
Fine, Joseph
Orde Street Public School (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-25
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-25
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Date
[194-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of students, parents, teachers, the principal and the building of the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah on D'Arcy Street.
Subjects
Education
Children
Buildings
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-16
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
9 photographs : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Date
1998-1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of nine photographs of events at the Borochov Centre and the Toronto Heschel School. Seven of the photos are of childern observing Yom Hazikaron, one photo is of a Yom Ha'atz-Maul celebration, and one photo is a Yiddish Cultural Club group photo at the Borochov Centre.
Subjects
Religion
Education
Children
Name Access
Borochov Centre
Toronto Heschel School
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1995
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one dinner invitation and journal entitled "From Tears to Triumph" presented by the Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah at a testimonial dinner marking fifty years since the end of the Second World War. The dinner was in honour of the survivors of the Holocaust and their impact on religious life in Toronto. It was held at the Regal Constellation Hotel in Toronto on Sunday, April 2, 1995 and featured Rabbi Ezriel Tauber as guest speaker. The journal features stories of survivors and photographs depicting Jewish religious life in Europe during and after the Second World War.
Administrative History
Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah was founded in 1945 as Shlomei Emunei Yisroel. It was founded as a school for boys by survivors of the Holocaust who immigrated to Canada with their children.
Descriptive Notes
Shlomei Emunei Yisroel
Subjects
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
68
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1898]-1965
Physical Description
70 photographs
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Mehr (1901-1975) was born in Toronto in March 1901, the daugther of Mendel and Bessie Mehr. She attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. On 15 Dec. 1925, Ethel married Henry Greisman (1897-1950) who was a partner in the Balfour Building Company and later owned the Lady Ellis chain of clothing stores. They had two children, John Richard and Sally Barbara. After Henry Greisman's death, Ethel married Myer Brenner, whom she had first met as a young women.
Ethel had four siblings, Pincus, Leonard, Lucille (Warshavsky) and Bernice (Dunkelman).
Custodial History
The materials in this fonds were donated to the Archives in 1988 by Sally (Greisman) Brenzel, the daughter of Ethel Mehr.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of photographs and a small amount of textual records documenting the Mehr, Greisman and Brenner families. The photographs include images of the Mehr family and friends, including individual members of the Greisman and Brenner families, and images of the Lady Ellis Shops in Toronto, Stratford, Ottawa and Windsor. The textual records include Ethel Mehr's confirmation diploma from Holy Blossom Temple as well as a personal letter and a Bishop Strachan domestic science workbook.
Subjects
Children
Education
Creator
Mehr, Ethel, 1901-1975
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1915 and 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm on matte 30 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Harbord Collegiate rugby team, taken in the school field. Pictured 7th from left is Pincus Mehr. Pictured 13th from left is Bert Cooper.
Name Access
Harbord Collegiate
Mehr, Pincus
Cooper, Bert
Subjects
Education
Sports
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.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm on matte 25 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Harbord Collegiate indoor boys basketball team. Pictured standing in the centre rear is Pincus Mehr.
Name Access
Mehr, Pincus
Harbord Collegiate
Subjects
Education
Basketball teams
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.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Dr. Sam and Rivka Hurwich
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
2 July 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Sam and Rivka Hurwich
Number
AC 022
Subject
Education
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
2 July 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side One - 43 minutes
Side Two - 3 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Digitized in 2014
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Dr. Sam Hurwich was involved in a number of organzations including the Canadian Jewish Congress, JIAS and several Labour Zionist groups.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Hurwich, Sam
Hurwich, Rivka
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
AC 22 Side 1:
00:14 Dr. Hurwich explains that while he was in medical school between 1919 and 1926 a number of organizations started Sunday schools to provide Jewish education for children in the community. The earliest schools he recalls were at Holy Blossom established by Edmund Scheuer and at the Zionist Centre. Dr. Hurwich briefly taught at the Zionist Centre.
1:04 The Ladies Group at the McCaul St. Shul asked Dr. Hurwich to organize a school and serve as Principal. Dr. Hurwich list the women involved with the program. 150 students, both boys and girls met once a week on Sundays initially. Later, classes were held twice a week.
3:00 Dr. Hurwich explains that the leaders of the synagogue were very supportive. Outside of Talmud Torah there was no other formal Jewish education.
3:30 Dr. Hurwich list the melameds (private teachers) at the time and discusses his own Jewish education.
4:40 Dr. Hurwich mentions Dr. L.J. Solway (the son of one of Sam’s teachers) and describes his path to study medicine. Dr. Hurwich and Stephen Speisman discuss other members of the Solway family. Two brothers were shochtim (ritual slaughterer) and one brother was a sofer (scribe).
6:39 Dr. Hurwich explains that he was approached to be the school’s principal because of his background knowledge and previous experience as a teacher.
7:20 The students were taught Hebrew, Chumash, tefillah and Yiddish.
8:58 Dr. Hurwich explains that he has no knowledge of school established by Ida Siegal in 1912/13.
9:24 Dr. Hurwich’s family attended the McCaul St. Shul.
9:32 Mrs. Hurwich explains that the National Radical School, the first secular Yiddish school, opened in 1911/12 on Simcoe St. Mrs. Hurwich attended this school.
10:25 The Farband School, Zionistic in spirit, was organized in the 1920’s as an offshoot of the Radical School (which later became the Peretz Shule) that was anti-Zionist. The Farband School taught both Yiddish and Hebrew. Dr. Hurwich briefly discusses the history of the Farband (starting in the U.S., opening first in Montreal and later in Toronto).
12:30 Dr. Hurwich mentions other secular schools and their locations.
13:19 Dr. Hurwich discusses the conflict between the religious community and the National Radical School (later Workman’s Circle). E.g. Religious groups opposed the secular groups because they organized events on Saturday; Workman’s Circle opposed Zionist groups, etc.).
14:58 Dr. Hurwich comments that the signing of the Balfour Declaration had a uniting effect on the Jewish community.
16:19 Mrs. Hurwich describes the inception and growth of the National Radical School between 1911 and 1916. The school was able to revive the spirit of Jewish (Yiddish) revival through the teaching of language, music, literature and folklore. At its peak there were 500 children attending the school 3 times a week.
21:00 Mrs. Hurwich discusses that after the First World War, a school was established by Mr. Morris Goldstick. She explains that each Sunday children would collect money for the school at 194 Beverly.
22:11 Stephen Speisman comments that this type of organization grew into the Canadian Jewish Congress.
23:00 Mrs. Hurwich speaks of the influence this school had on her and other children’s lives. She comments, for example, that the children mourned Peretz’s death as if he were a relative.
24:29 Mrs. Hurwich discusses the leadership and teachers of the National Radical School.
25:58 Stephen Speisman cites an incident in which the National Radical School is accused of attempting to convert children to Christianity. Dr. & Mrs. Hurwich were not aware of this accusation.
26:58 Dr. Hurwich suggests that the signing of the Balfour Declaration was the stimulus for the creation of the Sunday school at the Zionist Centre. The school was designed to augment Jewish education with Zionistic ideology.
28:12 Stephen Speisman cites a second incident involving objections from the religious community to a proposal to hold a picnic in Lambton Park on Shabbat. Dr & Mrs. Hurwich concur that this may have occurred.
29:10 Dr. Hurwich explains that the school at Holy Blossom run by Edmund Scheuer did not have a Zionistic spirit. The Zionist Sunday school was a reaction to this school, as well.
31:10 Dr. Hurwich describes the efforts of Mr. ?Hyman, an engineer turned Hebrew teacher, and Mr. Israel Freeman, a chalutz from Palestine who moved to Canada, to organize a Hebrew Speaking Club for young people at Simcoe St. Talmud Torah.
34:26 Dr. Hurwich discusses the various Yiddish and Hebrew groups available for Jewish youth in Toronto.
36:10 Dr. Hurwich suggests there was no animosity among the Zionists. Young Judea had been founded by that time.
37:16 Dr. and Mrs. Hurwich list people who were active in youth groups and education in that era.
39:30 Dr. Hurwich discusses some shuls from that era: a shul on Richmond St that his grandfather helped found and a shul on Elm St. He recalls learning Gemorah at the Elm St. Shul in 1912.
42:24 Rabbi Yudi Rosenberg was Rabbi at the Elm St. Shul. Dr. Hurwich mentions other Rabbis from that era: Rabbis Weinreb, Gordon and Graubart.
AC 22 Side 2
00:10 Dr. Hurwich discusses his encounters with anti-Semitism while in public school and in an attempt to find a Pediatric internship at Hospital for Sick Children.
(interview ends abruptly at 3:06)
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Harry Finkelman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1972
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Harry Finkelman
Number
AC 028
Subject
Antisemitism
Education
Jewish pharmacists
Occupations
Interview Date
1972
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Morris Silbert
AccessionNumber
1978-2-2
Total Running Time
028A: 46 minutes 028B: 7 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Parts inaudible
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Harry Finkelman was born in 1909 in Hamilton and was one of the first Jewish pharmacists in Hamilton. His father was a tailor and an active member of several Jewish organizations including the Hess Street Synagogue and the Talmud Torah. Harry attended the Talmud Torah and was involved with Young Judea and groups/clubs from the Talmud Torah. In this interview he discusses the early history of Hamilton and descrimination against Jews entering the professions.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Finkelman, Harry
Silbert, Morris
Geographic Access
Hamilton
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 028, Harry Finkelman\AC 028, Finkleman transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Harry Finkelman shares some of his early memories of the Hamilton Jewish community in the 1910s. He notes name of shops, shop owners, streets and describes some of the synagogues

In this clip, Harry Finkelman describes the difficulty for a Jew in the 1920s to find a placement to complete a mandatory 3 year apprenticeship before he could enter Pharmacy at University.

Name
Ben Himel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Number
AC 135
Subject
Education
Fraternal organizations
Labor unions
Zionism
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
135A: 26:40 minutes 135B: 29:20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Interview does not start at beginning.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ben Himel was Vice President and founder of the Borochov School and Kindergarten. Himel was affliated with the Poale Zion,Jewish National Workers Alliance (Farband), the Independent Workers Circle and The Board of Jewish Education
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Speisman, Stephen
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the ideologies of Canada's Labor Movements during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the Zionist movement within the Toronto Jewish community during the 1930s and 40s.

Name
Dr. Alexander Brown
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
May 4, 1977
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Alexander Brown
Number
AC 140
Subject
Education
Interview Date
May 4, 1977
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side 1: 46 minutes 22 seconds Side 2: 41 minutes 13 seconds good
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Dr. Alexander Brown was a leader in the field of Jewish education in Toronto. He held various positions with Toronto's Board of Education and the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto. He was actively involved with other Jewish organizations, such as Canadian Jewish Congress and United Jewish Welfare Fund. Dr. Brown was born in the Ukraine in 1909 and was the son of Louis and Bessie Brown.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Brown, Alexander
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.)
Associated Hebrew Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Dr. Brown describes his tenure as Executive Secretary of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), its organizational structure, and the CJC's position within the Toronto Jewish Community.

In this clip, Dr. Brown discusses the Board of Jewish Education, the Welfare Fund and the Canadian Jewish Congress in relation to the subsidization of Associated Hebrew Schools

Name
Rabbi Elimelech Ittamar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
May 11, 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rabbi Elimelech Ittamar
Number
AC 141
Subject
Education
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
Synagogues
Zionists
Interview Date
May 11, 1976
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Doris Newman
Total Running Time
Side 1: 46 minutes Side 2: 19 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Rabbi Ittamar was born in Poland. He came to Toronto in 1923. He attended Landsdowne and Ryerson Public Schools in Toronto for one year and then continued his education at a theological seminary in New York which later became Yeshiva University. Throughout his life, Rabbi Ittamar was an ardent Zionist. From 1930 until June 1932, Rabbi Ittamar served as Rabbi of Beth Jacob and Adas Yisroel Synagogues in Hamilton. He then worked as principal of the Seattle Talmud Torah and attended graduate school at the University of Washington for three and a half years. He served for 20 years in Detroit as rabbi and president of Yeshiva. He made Aliyah in 5715 (1955) when he was invited by Chief Rabbi Herzog to become secretary of the Chief Rabbinate. He was married (nee Unger) in 1936 and had 2 children, Tamar and Yehoshua.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Ittamar, Elimelech
Geographic Access
Toronto
Hamilton
Detroit
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 141, Rabbi Elmelech Ittamar\AC 141 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Rabbi Ittamar shares some of his early memories as a boy in Toronto.

While attending Yeshiva in New York, Rabbi Ittamar headed the debating team. In this clip he describes his first English-speaking public presentation while representing the debating team in 1930 at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago.

Name
Edna Jacobs
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Edna Jacobs
Number
AC 125
Subject
Jewish families
Travel
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Girl Guides
Religion
Volunteers
Interview Date
December and March 1986
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Nancy Draper
Total Running Time
Side 1: 36 minutes Side 2: 46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Edna (nee Frankel) Jacobs was born March 20, 1904 in Toronto, Her parents, Sigmund and Paula Frankel, were early immigrants from Germany. Edna attended Havergal from kindergarten through high school. She studied general arts for two years at the University of Toronto. She married Arthur Jacobs, the son of Rabbi Solomon Jacobs, in 1936. Together, they had one daughter, Patsy and a baby who died during infancy. Edna was involved with the Girls Club and the Junior Council of Jewish Women.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Toronto Girl's Club
Toronto Council of Jewish Women
Geographic Access
Toronto
Germany
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 125 Jacobs\AC 125 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Edna Jacobs shares memories from a trip she and her family took to Biblis, Germany to celebrate her grandparents’ golden anniversary.

In this clip, Edna Jacobs reminisces about several prominent Toronto Jewish families.

Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Anne Edell and I.S. Edell
Number
AC 208
Subject
Recreation
Education
Occupations
Antisemitism
Interview Date
February 7, 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
AC 208A: 40 minutes AC 208B: 18 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Anne Edell grew up in Toronto. She worked as a bookkeeper in several local Jewish businesses. During summer vacation, Anne would travel to Port Dalhousie, Crystal Beach and Jackson's Point. I.S. Edell grew up in Toronto. He graduated in education from OCE but was unable to find a teaching position. He worked at the post office for a short time and later in his father-in-law's business.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Edell, Anne
Edell, I.S.
Platnick, Phyllis
Geographic Access
Port Dalhousie
Crystal Beach
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Anne Edell shares memories of summer vacations.

In this clip, I.S. Edell discusses the anti-Semitism encountered by Jewish graduates in the field of education in Ontario in the 1930s.

Name
Merle Koven
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
Oct. 17, 2007
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Merle Koven
Number
AC 324
Subject
Antisemitism
Education
Synagogues
Interview Date
Oct. 17, 2007
Quantity
2 mini DVs, 2 archival DVDs, 2 reference DVDs
Interviewer
Sharon Gubbay Helfer
Total Running Time
2 hrs
Notes
Part of Ontario Small Jewish Communities Project.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Merle Koven grew up in Kingston and attended Kingston Collegiate. After high school, Merle enrolled in teachers college in Toronto, then later taught school in Kingston. Merle married Philip Koven, a well-known local businessman, philanthropist and community volunteer, who died in 2008. He was owner of Rosen Heating and Cooling, which merged with another old, established city business to form Rosen, Triheat and Anglin, now run by their two sons.
During their 45 years of marriage, the Kovens raised three children - Adam, Kenneth and Rebecca. Both Phil and Merle Koven were prominent in the community. In 1982, Merle Koven broke new ground when she became president of Beth Israel, in Kingston, possibly the first woman president of an Orthodox synagogue in North America. She was vice-chair of Queens 1990s, although she did not have a degree.
The Merle and Philip Koven Bursary in Art History at Queen's University was initially established by Philip Koven in honour of his wife, Merle Koven, both passionate supporters of the arts in Kingston. This fund provides financial support for upper-year students in art history. After Philip Koven passed away in 2008, the fund received many gifts in his memory.
Material Format
moving images
Name Access
Queen's University
Hadassah WIZO Organization of Canada
Bader, Alfred
Geographic Access
Kingston
Original Format
Mini DV
Copy Format
DVD
Source
Oral Histories
Accession Number
2013-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 51 x 44 cm on mat 62 x 55 cm
Date
1909
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one composite photograph of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine's graduating class of 1909. Included is L. J. Solway.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition informaiton for this photograph. It was found in the processing room in July 2013.
Subjects
Education
Physicians
Name Access
University of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
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