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Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Ellis I. Shapiro. The photograph is attached to the inside cover of a United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto annual President's report (1961). The UJWF annual meeting honoured Ellis I. Shapiro.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Shapiro, Ellis I.
Northwood Golf and Country Club
Primrose Club
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Camp Council of Toronto
YM-YWHA
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto
UJWF
United Jewish Appeal
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1954]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Admin History/Bio
Both Sam Granatstein and Gurston Allen were involved in United Jewish Welfare Fund campaigns and both were past-presidents and campaign co-chairmen of UJWF.
Mayor Leslie Saunders was mayor of Toronto from 1954-1955. He was a member of the Orange Lodge.
Scope and Content
Itm is a portrait photograph taken in the mayor's office. Pictured in the back row, left to right: Ellis I. Shapiro; Sam Granatstein; Gurston Allen. Seated is Mayor Leslie Saunders.
Name Access
Shaprio, Ellis
Granatstein, Sam
Allen, Gurston
Saunders, Mayor Leslie
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hadassh Rosenberg was the wife of Beth Tzedec's senior rabbi Rabbi Dr. Stuart Rosenberg.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph is of Fanny Shapiro with Hadassah Rosenberg and two other women. The photo was probably taken during a United Jewish Welfare Fund campaign drive at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. The woman on the far left may be a guest speaker. From left to right: [unknown]; [unknown]; Fanny Shapiro; Hadassah Rosenberg.
Name Access
Shapiro, Fanny
Rosenberg, Hadassah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1953]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Shapiro with a group of women at a campaign tea. The women are probably from the Women's Service Council of the United Jewish Welfare Fund or the Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal. Standing far right: Fanny Shapiro.
Name Access
Shapiro, Fanny
United Jewish Welfare Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Charities
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Photograph has suffered water damage and is in poor condition.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Shapiro with a group of women likely at a Baycrest Women's Auxiliary tea. They are at the home of Sam and Mary Yolles at 285 Forest Hill Road.
Identified in the photograph is (back row, left to right): Eleanor (Eli) Goorin Yolles, [?], Fanny Shapiro, Lyla Yolles Gould Sears, [?], [?], [?], and Annette (Denny) Eisen Yolles.
(Front row, left to right): [?], Dora Till, Yunya (Clara) Cohl Yolles, [?], and Mary Wilder Yolles.
Notes
Photo by Turofsky
Name Access
Shaprio, Fanny
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Photograph has suffered water damage and is in poor condition.
Related Material
The same image (no water damage) can be found in fonds 14, series 4-13, file 26.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 22 x 17 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Dunkelman cutting into her birthday cake as guests look on. The party was thrown for Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah.
Far right: Rose Dunkelman.
To her left: [Mrs. Rotenberg].
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 12, 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Dunkelman seated at a table with Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt and an unidentified man. Mrs. Roosevelt was visiting Toronto as a guest of Toronto Hadassah to help with their War Service Drive. This photograph was taken at the donor's luncheon.
Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt was the mother of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Roosevelt, Mrs. Sara Delano
Subjects
Luncheons
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the head table at Rose Dunkelman's birthday party. The party was thrown in honour of Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah.
Far right: [Mrs. Rotenberg].
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
44
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1939]-1985
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. Weingluck was born in Zawiercie, Poland on May 7th, 1902, to an Orthodox Jewish family. He was the son of Alter Weingluck, a footwear designer. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
From 1933 to 1942, Weingluck lived in France and, during the Nazi occupation of France, was imprisoned in eight concentration camps from 1942 to 1945. The Nazis made use of his artistic talent as a barracks designer and portraitist. During this time, the Germans confiscated 375 of his paintings. After the war, Weingluck moved to Tangiers, Morocco, and then emigrated to Canada to join his brother in Toronto. Henry opened H. W. Art Gallery, at 665 College Street, around 1948, and then Weingluck's Art Gallery and Gift Shoppe at 623 College Street, in the 1950s. In 1950, he married his wife Rae (née Simon), whom he met in Canada. Henry died in Toronto in 1987.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of material related to the personal life and artistic career of Henry Weingluck. The records pertain to the following: his experiences during the war and in the work camp at Beaulieu, France; his emigration to Canada; his restitution claims for artworks confiscated by the Nazis; his exhibitions; and his art gallery on College Street in Toronto. These records include personal and professional correspondence, certificates, photographs, newspaper clippings, personal writings, publications, programmes, exhibition catalogues, designs and sketches, and artifacts.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 30 photographs, 1 audio cassette, 22 designs and sketches, and 16 objects.
Associated material note: the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives (Montreal) has a collection of paintings and other records of Henry Weingluck.
Name Access
Weingluck, Henry, 1902-1987
Subjects
Artists
Physical Condition
Some of the records are in fragile condition.
Related Material
See also the Ontario Jewish Archives' news clippings file under "Weingluck, Henry"
Creator
Weingluck, Henry, 1902-1987
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 422
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
422
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 16 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Smith and his father, Gedaliah Janofsky, were founding members of the Kiever Synagogue. The family, like many Jews, changed their surname to a more Anglicized name. Both father and son were storeowners. B. B. was a peddlar in Sunderland at the time of this photograph.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Benjamin B. Smith (B. B.) seated on some logs in Sunderland, Ontario. A dog is sitting with him on his right.
Notes
Information taken from Toronto's First Synagogue's website.
Name Access
Smith, Benjamin B.
Subjects
Dogs
Teenagers
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
Sunderland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Joseph Baratz leaning on Rose Dunkelman's headstone. The gravesite is covered with flowers.
Joseph Baratz was co-founder of Degania in 1909, the first Kibbutz in Israel.
Name Access
Baratz, Joseph
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of guests seated at tables at Rose Dunkelman's birthday party. The party was thrown in honour of Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah. The head table can also be seen on the far right.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 17 x 12 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Ben Dunkleman saying Kadish at the gravesite of his mother Rose Dunkelman. Abe Friedgut, Joseph Baratz and a few young children look on.
Joseph Baratz was co-founder of Degania in 1909, the first Kibbutz in Israel.
Mr. Abe Friedgut was the Israel representative of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Notes
Writing on the back of the photo reads: Shoshana Rose Dunkelman the daughter of Miller from Toronto died [date] devoted all her life to the building of the country only after her death were her wishes fulfilled. This is probably the inscription on Rose's tombstone.
Name Access
Baratz, Joseph
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Friedgut, Abe
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 16 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Israeli students of the Canadian agricultural school in Nahalal carrying a wreath to be placed on the grave of Rose Dunkelman. The group of youth are being led by their choll principal, Mrs. Hanna Maisel-Schochat.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Maisel-Schochat, Hanna
Subjects
Processions
Students
Youth
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 17 x 13 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of two children from Canadian Wizo's youth village "Hadassim" carrying a wreath, on behalf of the pupils and staff of Hadassim, to the gravesite of Rose Dunkelman.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Rose
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Subjects
Children
Wreaths
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 17 x 12 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Mrs. Rose Ginossar, speaking at the gravesite of Rose Dunkelman. To her right is Joseph Baratz. Behind him is Shimon Hacohen.
Mrs. Rose Ginossar was chairman of the World WIZO executive. Mr. Joseph Baratz was co-founder of Degania in 1909, the first Kibbutz in Israel.
Name Access
Baratz, Joseph
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Ginossar, Rose
Hacohen, Shimon
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of several graves at Degania Aleph where Rose Dunkelman was re-interred in 1953. The graveyard also houses the remains of several leading figures of the Yishuv.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 16 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a group of Wizo executive members at the gravesite of Rose Dunkelman.
Left to right: Zila Shoham (executive member); Dr. Eva Kirstein (secretary of the publicity department); Tonie Zeissler-Hauser (chairman of the fundraising department); Nanny Margulies (chairman of the publicity department); Hanna Maisel-Shochat (principal of Nahalal, the Canadian Wizo's agricultural school); Rachel Kagan (chairman of the Israel Wizo Federation); Dr. Salomea Levite (vice-chairman of the World Wizo executive); Rahel Shapira (Hadassim); Rose Ginossar (chairman of World Wizo executive); Mr. Yeremiahu Shapiro (principal of Hadassim); Fay Grovem (chairman of the organization and cultural department).
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Ginossar, Rose
Grovem, Fay
Kagan, Rachel
Kirstein, Dr. Eva
Levite, Dr. Salomea
Maisel-Shochat, Hanna
Margulies, Nanny
Shoham, Zila
Shapiro, Rahel
Shapiro, Mr. Yeremiahu
Zeissler-Hauser, Tonie
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 13 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
Photo is a portrait of Rose Dunkelman at the approximate age of 16.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Portraits
Teenagers
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the headstone at Rose Dunkelman's gravesite. The headstone is covered with a wreath brought by the children of the Hadassah youth village "Hadassim".
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the gravesite of Rose Dunkelman strewn with flowers.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
January 14, 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Dunkelman's headstone in Israel. There are flowers laying on the grave.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the sod turning for Beth Isaiah Synagogue in Guelph, Ontario.
Individuals in the photograph include: Nimoy Wolfond, Lou Brown, Joe Brown, Sam Acker, Jacob Adler, Joe Wolfond, Henry Rozen, Moshe Enushevsky, Mothie Brown, and Rubin Brown.
Notes
Identifying information is with accession record.
Name Access
Acker, Sam
Adler, Jacob
Beth Isaiah Congregation (Guelph, Ont.)
Brown, Joe
Brown, Lou
Brown, Mothie
Brown, Rubin
Enushevsky, Moshe
Rosen, Henry
Wolfond, Joe
Wolfond, Nimoy
Subjects
Building
Synagogues
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
Guelph (Ont.)
Accession Number
1993-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
45
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1906-1975
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
42 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 28 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Betty Goldstick Lindgren (1892-1984) was a prominent member of several Toronto Jewish social service organizations. She was born in Latvia, the daughter of Sarah and William (Wolf) Goldstick. The couple had ten children. The family came to Canada in 1904 when Betty was a young child. She studied at Phoebe School, and later went on to the University of Toronto and earned her degree in 1919. She began teaching and married a Swede named Karl Tycko Lindgren. They had two children, but only their son, Edward, survived.
Betty was involved in the Herzl Girls' Zionist Society as well as the Deborah Chapter of Hadassah. She was also a Toronto delegate to the first Canadian Jewish Congress in Montreal, 1919. Her brothers Maurice and Edward owned the E & M Wrecking Building Company. Her sister, Dorothy Dworkin, was a trained midwife and owner of Dworkin Shipping Agents with her husband Henry. Her brother Isadore was a professor at the University of Western Ontario. Her brother David was a lawyer and labour activist. Her other siblings were Emma, Celia, Annie and Jean. Betty passed away on November 6, 1984.
Custodial History
The records were donated by Edward Lindgren, Betty's son, in 1978. They were all part of 78-10/1 and included a list of items. Some of the material, such as the books, Jewish newspapers, and magazines have been separated from the fonds and placed into MG 9. The Herzl Girls Zionist Society minutes and records were placed in MG2 J1K shortly after they arrived. A file list of items included in this fonds has been created and is available below. A number of non-Canadian periodicals and books have been removed from the fonds. A list of these items is included with box 54-2-4. Several of these were put aside for auction, and several might be integrated into the OJA's publication holdings at a later date.
Scope and Content
The records in this fonds document the life and activities of Betty Goldstick Lindgren. They include correspondence, memorabilia, press clippings, invitations, certificates, programs as well as an autograph book and family record book.
The fonds also includes family photographs of Betty and the Goldstick family.
Notes
The textual records have been placed in acid-free files, with some of the more delicate items in melinex folders.
Name Access
Lindgren, Betty Goldstick, 1892-1984
Related Material
See Dorothy Dworkin fonds 10.
Arrangement
The textual records have been arranged in chronological order into 12 files. The 42 photographs have been described as items. Items 19-23 (photos #1539a-e) form one file (file 13).
Creator
Lindgren, Betty Goldstick, 1892-?
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 24 cm on mat 30 x 35 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Item consists of a portrait of Sarah and Wolf Goldstick and their family. The individuals in the photograph include from top left to right: Louis Goodman (Celia's husband), Maurice Goldstick, Conrad Lurie (Emma's husband), Betty Goldstick, Dave Goldstick, Isadore Goldstick and Edward Goldstick. The second row includes: Jake Constam (Annie's husband), Annie Constam (née Goldstick), Emma Lurie (née Goldstick) and her baby Lawrence. The third row includes: Celia Goodman (née Goldstick), Rose Goodman, Wolf Goldstick, Jean Goldstick, Sarah Goldstick and Harry Dworkin (Dorothy's husband). The individuals in front include: May Lurie, Louis Lurie (Emma's husband), Dorothy Dworkin and her baby Honey.
Notes
Images include a copy negative created from the original print, and a print struck form the copy negative.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 51 cm on mat 23 x 57 cm
Admin History/Bio
The first meeting of the Canadian Jewish Congress was held in Montreal from March 16-19, 1919. Their intended goal was to mobilize Canadian Jews and discuss the following issues: the community's self-image and future, national minority rights in Eastern Europe, the future of a Jewish national home in Palestine and the recognition of a Jewish nation by the League of Nations. This conference was followed in May of that year by several district conferences held in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg.
On January 26, 1919, a conference attended by 125 local organizations was held in the Baron de Hirsch Institute. The conference recognized the necessity for a Canadian Jewish Congress, and elected a committee of forty to arrange the first national CJC meeting. The committee divided Canada into three territorial districts: Montreal (Quebec), Toronto (Ontario), and Winnipeg (Western Canada), and each district was to arrange elections to send delegates.
Ontario sent a total of 65 delegates to the first national CJC meeting in March of 1919. 40 of these were from Toronto. Elections for the all the delegates took place on March 2, 1919. A large majority of Canadian Jews participated in these elections.
Across the country, 25,000 ballots were cast during the 1919 election. This indicated that a huge portion of the Canadian Jewish community was involved in the CJC, since the total Jewish population at that time was 125,000.
The first CJC Plenary Assembly, involving the group seen in this photo, was from March 16-19, 1919 (Purim), and the photo was taken on the 18th on the steps of the Baron de Hirsch building at 2040 Bleury St., but the actual meetings were held nearby at the Monument Nationale Theatre, which had a larger auditorium.
Scope and Content
The item is a panoramic photograph of the delegates who took part in the first Canadian Jewish Congress plenary session in Montreal. The photo was taken on March 18, 1919 on the steps of the Baron de Hirsch building on 2040 Bleury St., though the actual meetings were held nearby at the Monument Nationale Theatre, which had a larger auditorium.
Three members of the Goldstick family were elected delegates to this conference from Toronto: Maurice Goldstick, Betty Goldstick and Henry Dworkin. In turn, many prominent members of the Toronto community took part such as: M. Gelber (manufacturer), Ben Zion Hyman (book store owner and scholar), I. Matenko (teacher), Dr. Pollock (physician), Sam Factor (lawyer), and A. Cohen (lawyer).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
Photograph is in good condition.
Related Material
A detailed account of the formation of the Canadian Jewish Congress can be found in A.D. Hart's "The Jew in Canada" (1926). An original ballot to elect Toronto's delegates to the meeting is located in accession 2004-5/162. Also, see the ZOC fonds, #27, for minutes documenting CJC from this time period. Finally, MG6E3 in the file cabinet contains 2 files documenting Maurice Goldstick and Betty's involvement in the CJC in 1919, and later Maurice and Dorothy's involvement in Congress during the 1930s. Some of the individuals have been identified in a photocopy of this item which is available in the accession records. A full delegates list can be found in Hart's "The Jew in Canada.".
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1911-1938
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains Betty Lindgren's personal correspondence from between 1911 and 1938. A large portion of the letters are from Betty's mother (Sarah Goldstick), and her niece Ellen (Honey) Dworkin, but among them are letters from Betty's sisters Ellen Lurie (and daughter Mae), Jean Slone, Dora (Dorothy) Dworkin and Annie Constam. The file includes notes of condolence from when Betty's father Wolf Goldstick passed away in 1923, and dental x-rays made in 1925. The correspondence has been arranged in chronological order. The first folder covers 1911 to 1924, and the second covers 1925 to 1938, and includes undated correspondence.
Name Access
Sarah Goldstick
Ellen Dworkin
Honey Dworkin
Wolf Goldstick
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1906-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains memorabilia from Betty Lindgren's childhood and adulthood. It includes invitations to her sister Annie's 1910 wedding and her brother Isidore's 1917 wedding, a public school certificate of honor, high school year cards, a newspaper clipping, condolence telegrams from her father Wolf's passing in 1923, Yiddish reading exercises, a University of Toronto commencement program, and the pamphlet: "How to tell Bible stories to Jewish children.".
Name Access
Annie Goldstick
Isidore Goldstick
Wolf Goldstick
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[192-?]-[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains 14 tally cards for playing bridge. Featuring 5 different designs, these unused tally cards were likely printed in the 1920s or 1930s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1920
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
From 1919 to 1920, New York State's Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities (commonly referred to as the Lusk Committee) sought to expose those organizations and individuals who allegedly posed a threat to American democracy and capitalism. Throughout New York State, socialist, labor, and ethnic organizations were investigated or called before the committee to account for their activities.
In 1920, Louis Waldman, August Claessens, Samuel A. DeWitt, Samuel Orr and Charles Solomon were expelled from the New York State Assembly on the grounds that membership in the Socialist Party constituted disloyalty to the United States. The public outcry over the expulsions eventually led to denunciation of the committee's work and methods.
Scope and Content
This file contains a booklet oulining the evidence taken before the Judiciary Committee in the matter of the investigation by the Assembly of the State of New York as to the qualifications of Louis Waldman, August Claessens, Samuel A. DeWitt, Samuel Orr and Charles Solomon to seats in the assembly. The four men were members of the Socialist Party. The booklet was mailed to "Miss Betty Goldstick.".
Notes
History/bio of the five assemblymen taken from the New York State Archives and Records Administration's "A Guide to the Records of the Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities" [http://www.archives.nysed.gov/altformats/GuidesHistRecs/seditious.txt], Feb. 1, 2006.
Name Access
Louis Waldman
August Claessens
Samuel A. DeWitt
Samuel Orr
Charles Solomon
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains newsclippings about members of the Goldstick family. The 12 clippings include: articles about the tragic death in 1928 of Henry Dworkin (husband of Betty's sister Dorothy), a write-up of a friend's wedding, as well as Betty's niece's (Rose Goodman) wedding, and an obituary for Jacob Constam. Items are arranged in chronological order by date.
Name Access
Sylvia Goldstick
Isidore Goldstick
Henry Dworkin
Rose Goodman
Sadie Goldberg
Jacob Constam
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains one bound book in which Betty Lindgren recorded biographical information on the Goldstick family between 1958 and 1973. Beginning with her parents William (Wolf) and Sarah Goldstick (nee Kohn), she devoted one page to each of her siblings' families, and additional pages to her nieces' and nephews' families. She recorded the date and place of birth, date of marriage (and spouse's name), and date and place of death.
Name Access
Emma Lurie
Celia Goodman
Annie Constam
Jean Slone
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1908-1916
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains an autograph book from Betty's public school days in 1908. She folded down all the pages and covers of a Toronto Public Schools notebook so that the book is now shaped like a triangle. The outside of each folded page shows a name, and underneath a message or poem written by that person. The book contains messages from Betty, her classmates and her family in 1908, along with poems and prose added between then and 1916.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains three editions of Canadian Hadassah Bulletin: November 1924, December 1924, and January 1925 (numbers 30, 31, and 32). The bulletins feature news from Palestine, and reports on Hadassah chapter activities in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains four Hebrew University Bulletins from 1925. The bulletins contain cable and telegraphic dispatches from Israel regarding the opening of Hebrew University and the Earl of Balfour's visit to Palestine in April of 1925.
Name Access
Earl of Balfour
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[191-?]-[192-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Jessie Ethel Sampter, author of the play "The New Apostasy," was an American Zionist educator, poet, and feminist leader. Sampter was a close friend and colleague of Henrietta Szold, first president of Hadassah. Born in New York City on March 22, 1883, Sampter was the daughter of wealthy German Jewish parents. Frail and crippled by polio as a child, she did not attend school and was largely self-educated. Henrietta Szold was among a handful of individuals who introduced Sampter to Zionism and the two became lifelong friends and philosophical comrades. In 1915, Sampter founded Hadassah's School of Zionism. As director of the school, she conducted its class on Zionism, composed Zionist manuals, and co-edited a textbook on Zionism that had three editions. She was considered Zionism's premier educator in America at that time. In 1919, she moved to Palestine, where she settled on a kibbutz, and advocated for peaceful relations between Jews and Arabs. Sampter channelled her pacifist convictions into advocacy of good relations between Jews and Arabs and wrote poetry to promote this ideal. Concerned for the welfare of Yemenite Jews, she undertook the education of Yemenite girls and adopted a Yemenite child before her untimely death on November 11, 1938 from malaria and heart disease.
Scope and Content
This file contains three playscripts: "The Dream of Bath Zion," "The New Apostasy" by Jessie E. Sampter, and "Nishikigi" by Motokiyo. These plays were likely used as part of Betty's Hadassah activities.
Notes
Biographical information about Jessie Ethel Sampter was taken from the Jewish Women's Archive [http://jwa.org/archive/jsp/perInfo.jsp?personID=700], on Feb. 2, 2006, and hadassah.org's "Chronology" page: [http://www.hadassah.org/about/content/chron/1910f.asp], also on Feb. 2, 2006.
Name Access
Jessie E. Sampter
Arrangement
Plays are arranged alphabetically by title
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1906-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the following items: 1) Souvenir from the seventh annual convention, held in Toronto in 1906. It features a rendering of Theodor Herzl; 2) Jewish Colonial Trust Share Club booklet issued to Betty Goldstick in 1907 by the Herzl Girls for the purpose of tracking instalments towards share holding. Stamps from the organization were used to track payments; 3) Pamphlet advertising The Herzl Girls' production of "Esther, a Purim play," March 16, 1908. Assisted by the Zion Cadet Corps, the production was held at Assembly Hall, Zion Institute; 4) Program from a comedietta and dance given by The Herzl Girls' Zionist Society on Jan. 25, 1916. The dance was held at the Orange Hall on Euclid and College Streets; 5) "The Zionist movement: its aims and achievements," by Israel Cohen; 6) "A Zionist catechism," published by the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada; 7) Certificate from JNF's King George V Jubilee Forest in Israel, made out to "Elijah Lindgreen" of Toronto, Ontario. "Elijah" was likely the Hebrew name of Betty's son Edward; 8) May, 1948, State of Israel issue of "Canadian Zionist". The materials in this file are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.
Name Access
Edward Lindgren
Elijah Lindgren
Israel Cohen
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Edward (Eddie) Lindgren was born Nov. 4, 1926 to Betty and Tycko Lindgren in Toronto. He married Charlotte Minerva Nussbaum on June 30, 1952, and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Scope and Content
This file contains JNF Tree Fund certificate no. 2843, for 2 trees, made out "In the name of Elijah Lidgren," "on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah, Nov. 4/39 Inscribed by the Western So. Hadassah Chapter, Toronto, Ont." Elijah is likely Betty's son Edward's Hebrew name.
Notes
Biographical information on Edward Lindgren taken from Betty Lindgren's book of "family research," Fonds 45, file 12.
Name Access
Elijah Lindgren
Edward Lindgren
Physical Condition
Certificate is slightly stained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Island Yacht Club fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Island Yacht Club fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
46
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1951-2005
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Island Yacht Club (IYC) was founded in 1951 by a small group of Jewish sailing enthusiasts at a time when Jewish applicants were denied membership to Toronto's yacht clubs. The founding members included Cecil Yolles, Dr. Bernard “Bunny” Willinsky, Ben Dunkelman, John Bussin, Eon Gilmore, Mel and Irving Gould, Mark Speyer, Norm Kerzner, Joe Kitz, Boris Adelberg, and Bill Ackerman. The group obtained a lease from the City of Toronto for a parcel of undeveloped land on Mugg's Island in Blockhouse Bay. They then obtained a provincial charter incorporating the Island Yacht Club as a non-profit corporation. A board of directors was elected, with Bunny Willinsky as its first Commodore.
In 1952, the original group had grown to approximately 35 members. Work parties were formed from among the members to clear the land and a prefabricated building was purchased by the club which served as the early clubhouse. A generator was donated by member Al Jacobs for electricity and two floating docks were built. As the club membership grew, more land was acquired; the original clubhouse was expanded; grounds were landscaped; a swimming pool, lockers, dining room, lounge, docks, and marine railway were installed; and a tender was purchased. By 1956, the membership had grown to 350 with a fleet of eighty sail and power boats and the IYC was accepted into the Lake Yacht Racing Association (LYRA), the oldest association of its kind in North America.
In 1957, the IYC hosted its first open sailing regatta for the seven Toronto area yacht clubs and has since hosted many other regattas including four LYRA events. In order to accommodate its more junior members, a Junior Sailing Club was founded by Commodore John Zeldin in 1958, which has played a large role in the development of the IYC. In 1964, an adult sailing program was instituted to teach members and non-members racing tactics and rules. Racing competitions have been an important part of the IYC’s history. IYC sailors have been members of Canada’s Olympic sailing team and have competed in the Pan-American Games, Maccabiah Games, CORK regattas and other competitions in Canada and the United States.
Over the years, the purpose of the IYC has changed from a racing club that has developed champion sailors, to a more recreational club, oriented to family and leisurely activities. The IYC has also played a large social role in the lives of its membership, hosting galas, auctions, fashion shows, theme nights, bowling events, anniversary parties, the Commodore's Ball, and other activities during both the sailing season and off-season months.
The IYC has suffered from two fires in its fifty-five year history. The first fire occurred in 1986 in the IYC’s boat yard, destroying several boats. The second fire occurred in 2004 and destroyed the IYC’s clubhouse and its contents. A new clubhouse was officially opened on June 18th, 2006 and the IYC continues to serve its members in boating, socializing, dining, and marine services.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the OJA by Brooky Robins, archivist for the Island Yacht Club. Brooky and her husband, Hartley, are both members of the IYC. Hartley Robins has been a member since 1956 and was commodore from 1973 to 1976.
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the various functions and activities of the Island Yacht Club. The records include correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, invitations, program flyers, year books, photographs, slides, films, flags, tickets and tokens, drawings, clippings, bulletins and newsletters, racing programmes and calendars, as well as the files of founding member, Cecil Yolles, and member and past commodore, Hartley Robins. The fonds also includes the original letters patent for the IYC.
Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 600 b&w and col. photographs, ca. 400 col. slides, 5 flags, 3 film reels, 2 videocassettes, 1 architectural plan, 1 sketch, and 1 compact disc.
Storage location note: Box 8 (3" Letter Hollinger), 504 col. slides plus 2 b&w photos
Name Access
Island Yacht Club
Subjects
Clubs
Related Material
See also fonds 2, Benjamin Dunkelman fonds, series 1 and sub-series 1-4 for textual records and photographs pertaining to the IYC
See also fonds 37, Gilbert Studios fonds, series 4-1, item 18, for photo of IYC member Mr. William Bernard Herman
See "Island Yacht Club" vertical file in OJA file cabinet for newspaper clippings
Creator
Island Yacht Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2006-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[187-]-1959
Physical Description
6 folders of textual records
2 window plates : brass
58 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Scheuer family dates back to at least the eighteenth century in Germany to Moise Scheuer (1765-1846) and Esther Ackerman (1770-1847). Their son, Isaac Scheuer (1809-1889), married Hannchen (Johanna) Strauss (1815-1878) in 1843. Isaac and Johanna had six children: Gabriel (1844-1922), Camilla (1845-1916), Edmund (1847-1943), Emma (1853-1916), Ida (1855-1902), and Benno (Benjamin) (1857-1921).
While Gabriel, Emma, and Ida remained in Europe, Camilla, Edmund, and Benno immigrated to Canada in the late nineteenth century. Camilla came to Hamilton, Ontario after her marriage in 1866 to Herman Levy, co-founder of the Levy Brothers jewellery business. Edmund became a partner in the business when he first immigrated to Canada in 1871, and lived with Camilla and Herman. Camilla became the acknowledged leader of Jewish women in Hamilton. She served in organizations such as the Deborah Ladies' Aid Society, which eventually became an auxiliary of Temple Anshe Sholom, Canada's oldest Reform congregation, often referred to as the Hughson Street Temple. Edmund established the first Sabbath School in Ontario at Anshe Sholom in 1872 and served as president from 1873 to 1886.
After he was established in Hamilton, Edmund returned to Europe in 1873 to marry Oda Strauss (1854-1913) at Forbach, Lorraine, and then brought her back to Canada with him. The couple moved to Toronto in 1886, where he established a wholesale jewellery business on Yonge Street called Scheuer's under his company Edmund Scheuer Limited. Scheuer's was one of the oldest jewellery firms in Toronto and the oldest established wholesale diamond importer in Canada. Edmund's brother, Benno, also worked for the business as the accountant and then secretary-treasurer. Benno was married to Gatella Strauss (1859-1903) and they had three children: Eddie Jr. (1884-1967), Rhoda (1886-1963) and Isadore (1887-1969). Eddie Jr. and Isadore also worked for their uncle's business. Eddie Jr. started as a clerk and then became vice-president, while Isadore started out as a travelling salesman and jeweller. When their uncle retired in 1922, Eddie Jr. took over as president and his brother Isadore became vice-president of Scheuer's.
In addition to his jewellery business, Edmund Scheuer also taught and supervised the religious school at Holy Blossom Synagogue. He went on to serve in every official capacity at Holy Blossom, including vice-chairman and treasurer of the building committee for the Bond Street building. He also founded The Jewish Free School at 206 Beverley Street for Jewish girls and wrote his own textbook for the school, the first Jewish religious school book printed in Toronto. In 1892, he founded the first Jewish benevolent society in Toronto and was later president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. In 1927, the Beverley Street building, which housed Federation offices, was dedicated in his honour and named the "Scheuer House".
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Scheuer family in Germany, Hamilton, and Toronto. The fonds is made up primarily of photographs of Scheuer family members and friends. It also includes some textual records, including correspondence, marriage certificates, a Toronto Jewish Free School text book, and Holy Blossom Temple Bulletins. Also included are two brass "Scheuer's" window plates which were likely from Edmund Scheuer's jewellery business of the same name.
Notes
Associated Material Note: See the CJC National Archives collection for Edmund Scheuer at: http://www.cjc.ca/template.php?action=archives&Type=1&Language=EN&Rec=253
Name Access
Scheuer (family)
Subjects
Families
Related Material
See OJA vertical file cabinet for "Scheuer, Edmund" and "Levy, Camilla"
See MG 3 A-1
See MG2 G1c
Arrangement
The textual records have been arranged in chronological order into five files. The objects have been described as one file. The fifty-eight photographs have been described as two files and thirty-nine items arranged chronologically
Accession Number
1989-4-2
2004-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[187-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a leather bound appointment book with "Levy Brothers & Siheuer, Hamilton" embossed in gold on the front. There are no entries on the pages of the book however, there is a list of expenditures written on the inside back cover.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918, 1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two letters. The first, dated November 6th, 1918, is a letter from Edmund Scheuer's brother, Benno, to Jessica (Jessie) Bloom, his daughter-in-law, congratulating her on just having learned of her marriage on Novermber 3rd, 1918, to Isadore Scheuer. The second, dated February 23rd, 1959, is a letter from Edith M. Butt, 15 Minto Place, Toronto, to Edmund Scheuer Ltd. Mrs. Butt was a customer of the store and was writing to thank Scheuer's for her diamond engagement ring purchased thirty-five years earlier.
Physical Condition
Fragile.
Ink has started to create holes in the paper of the letter from 1918.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1915-1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a copy of the Text Book of the Toronto Jewish Free School, written and published in Toronto by Edmund Scheuer in 1915. It was printed by the Traders Printing and Stationery Company. The book has been inscribed "Souvenir of Edmund Scheuer Sept. 1933" on the inside front cover.
The book contains prayers, songs and hymns, information on Jewish holidays, and a chronology of important dates in Jewish history.
Accession Number
2004-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 Nov. 1918
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certificate of marriage and a ketubah (marriage contract) prepared for Isadore Scheuer and Jessie Bloom on the occasion of their marriage at Holy Blossom Congregation in Toronto on November 3rd, 1918. Rabbi Solomon Jacobs officiated their wedding with Edmund Scheuer and I. Simonski serving as witnesses.
Name Access
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Ketubah
Marriage records
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941, 1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two volumes of the Holy Blossom Temple Bulletin with sections written about Edmund Scheuer on the back in the President's Corner. The first was written by Laurie T. Simonsky and discusses Scheuer's contributions on the occasion of his ninety-fourth birthday. The second was a testimonial written by then president, Max E. Enkin, in memory of Edmund Scheuer.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
8
Material Format
object
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
2 window plates : brass, green and brass ; 3.5 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two brass Scheuer's window plates with green background. The plates are attached to a stand which allow them to remain upright. The plates were likely used at the Scheuer's jewellery store.
Notes
Artifact #29 and #30.
Physical Condition
Fair.
Paint is chipped.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a full-length portrait of Gatella Scheuer taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Studio: S. Wilhelm, Photogr. Atelier Neunkirchen Bahnhofstrasse.
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
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Camilla, Emma, and Ida Scheuer. The photograph was taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
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 image is stained and torn.
Two of the corners of the card are broken off.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Edmund Scheuer taken in Toronto in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Perkins 293 Yonge Street, Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1877
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Edmund Scheuer at age thirty taken at a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Farmer Brothers Photography, London and Hamilton, Ontario.
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
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
21979 records – page 1 of 440.

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