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Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 10 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sophie K. Bennett (1895-) was born in Quebec City in 1895. She married Archie B. Bennett, a business executive and prominent Jewish leader and writer, and had two children, Norda and Avie J. Bennett. While living in Montreal she was the secretary of the Young People's Society of Shaar Hashomayim and the president of the young ladies Zionist Society of Montreal. In Toronto, she was one of the organizers and sat on the first executive board of the Canadian Hadassah. She was the president of the Toronto Hadassah Council from 1931-1933, and in 1934 a scholarship was named in her honour to the Hebrew University.
Bennett held several positions with councils and societies, including the Women's Division of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Women's Canadian ORT and World ORT Union, Hospitality for Candian Jewish Congress, Women's Division, and the Regional Executive of Canadian Jewish Congress. She also had several life and honorary life memberships with the New Mount Sinai Ladies Auxiliary, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Home for the Aged, the Hadassah Organization of Canada, the Art Association of Toronto and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Bennett was the recipient of a plaque as the "Woman of the Year" in recognition for her leadership in the United Jewish Appeal of 1956. She was also presented a Corontation Medal at the time of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's coronation, on May 12th, 1937.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sophie Bennett.
Name Access
Bennett, Sophie, 1895- (subject)
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
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.
Related Material
See accession # 1984-7-4.
Source
Archival Descriptions