Item is a photograph of a concert ticket advertising a Chanukah festival featuring Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky at Massey Music Hall on Wed. Dec. 4, 1912. The festival was for the benefit of the Hebrew Free School. Tickets were $100 each.
Massey Music Hall (Toronto, Ont.)
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
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File consists of a program and portraits of members of the Canadian chamber ensemble known as, Camerata. Included are images of Coenraad Bloemendal, Kathryn Root, Suzanne Shulman, Adele Armin, and Moshe Hammer.
Concert programmes for this file are gathered in two accessions. Together these records document Solway's performance career as a soloist and in the New Symphony, the TSO, the Joyce Trio, the Solway String Quartet, and with various other ensembles in Toronto and throughout Ontario. The programme bills are arranged chronologically in each of two separate folders, separated according to the original accessions.
This file consists of concert programs for performances by Berul Sugarman while a violinist with the Modern Art String Quartet, and as the leader of the Galant Chamber Music Players and the Pro Arte Orchestra. The concerts were performed at a variety of locations such as Malloney's Art Gallery, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Art Gallery of Toronto, Hart House Theatre and York University.
The file consists of biographic information, copies of the Israel Digest, press releases, obituaries and an advertisement for a memorial service honouring Moshe Sharett in the Canadian Jewish News on June 10 1966, an invitation to the programme, and a selection of essays.
File consists of promotional material and an invitation to an evening of live music and stories celebrating Jewish creativity in pop, rock, jazz and R&B. Concert performers include Randy Bachman, the Sadies and Melanie Fiona.
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (1895-1985) was an Orthodox rabbi and scholar who was widely regarded as an halakhic authority for North America's Orthodox Jews. He also served as president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada.
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File consists of photographs of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein speaking at an event at Clanton Park Synagogue.
Accession consists of records related to the Bureau of Jewish Education (later the Board of Jewish Education). Included is the inaugural meeting invitation, general correspondence, commencement and festival programmes, newsletters, a report on the schools of Beth Tikvah Synagogue and a BJE Dropouts' Study performed in 1989.
There is no acquisition information for these records. Cantor Stolnitz's stamp is visible on many of the records and some of the correspondence is addressed to him.
Accession consists of photographs from the personal collection of Cantor Nathan Stolnitz taken at numerous functions including a board meeting of Associated Hebrew Schools, a meeting of Histadrut, an ORT Conference, a cantoral Chanukah party, a dinner honouring Archie Bennett for the Jewish Teachers Seminary and People's University at Beth Shalom Synogogue, the Lubliner Society executive, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Toronto Zionist Council (?), a reception for Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky arranged by the Cantors Council of Toronto, held at Torah Emit Educational Centre, and Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.
Identified in the photographs are:
Morris Jackson, Joe Macks, Jacob Egit, George Steinhouse, Leo Moss, S. Kraisman, Kalman Berger, [Mrs. Israelson?], Sam Bierstone, Shammai Ogden, S. Rotman, L. Shurem, Joseph Levine, Richard Shiff, Wilferd Gordon, Sam Kurtz, Louis Lockshin, [William Leibel?], David E. Newman, Louis Mayzel, Jacob D. Pearlstein, Michael Garber, QC, Prof. Maxwel Cohen, A.B. Bernett, Jack Kosoy, S. Sable, Tobie Taback, Dr. I. Cass, David Newman, Louis Gelber, D. Green, Saul Sigler, J. Richard Shiff, Balfoura Gordon, Julius Weiner, A. Wantroff, Nathan Stolnitz, Murray Nixon, N. Adler, Ben Steinberg, Sam Stolnitz, Gordon Kushner, M. Alspector, M. Fridman, Anna Brom, J. Cukierfajn, M. Waksbaum, C. Fefferman, H. Sigelman, P. Yablonski, A. Laufer, M. Katz, M. Mandel, J. Ross, M. Pearl, M. Greenspan, A. Nightingale, C. Lax, M. Greenbaum, Rabbi Gershon Weiner, Archie Bennett, Sophie Bennett, Julius Hayman, Lazar Lifscutz, Anne Brown, Mrs. Mannie Brown, Mannie Brown, Dr. Mark Zimmerman, George Liban, Ben Nobelman, L. Schreipman, John J. Glass, Julius Marcus, H. Tulchnsky, Harry Ziffkin, Mary Barber, Sofee Hayman, Helen Smolack, Max Goodie, Mrs. Monte Simmons, Allan Bronfman, Mark Levy, Mrs. Mark Levy, Mrs. Edwin A. Goodman, Edwin A. Goodman, J. Cooper, J. Zigelman, L. Moses, Nathan Stolnitz, Moshe Koussevizky, M. Nixon, N. Adler, A. Wantroff, S. Stolnitz, N. Liberman, M. Meirovich, M. Diamond, S. Wortsman, J. Freedman, Chaim Bernikier, J.B. Salsberg, Rabbi A.L. Feinberg, H. Bergman, Reuven Madesker.
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky was born in Smila, Poland in 1870. He graduated from the Imperial Music School in 1887. At the age of 17, he took on his first cantorial post in Kiev. Subsequently, he was hired as cantor in Bakmut, Sevastopol, Constantinople and Bucharest.
In 1907 he emigrated to the United States to accept a position with the Ohev Tzedec Synagogue in New York City. In 1909, he became the cantor of the Anshe Knesset Synagogue in Chicago. In 1912 he was invited to Toronto to assume the post of uber-cantor at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. Later he served at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue, where he remained until his retirement in 1955.
Cantor Wladowsky was invited to give concerts throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. He was one of the most popular and celebrated cantors in North America. He composed numerous and widely sung liturgical compositions, notably Modim. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cantors Association of America and the President of the Agudath Ha'hazzanim of Toronto. In addition to his cantorial duties, he was also a mohel and performed circumcisions in Toronto during his career. Cantor Wladowsky died in 1963 at age 92 and is buried in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the life and activities of Cantor Bernard Wladowsky. The records consist of the following types of material: newspaper clippings, correspondence, record books of weddings and circumcisions, concert programs and liturgical compositions.