The Upper Canada lodge of B'nai Brith was started by Phil Givens and Leon Weinstein, with Phil serving as the first and founding president
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of the first meeting of the Upper Canada lodge of B'nai Brith. Identified in the photographs are Lon Enchin, Phil Givens, Louis Herman, Cyril Houser, Harold Mador, Signey Midanik, J.Irving Oelbaum, Bobbie Rotenberg, Sidney Roth, Arthur Siggner, Morris Vigoda, and Leon Weinstein.
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens and others observing as the winning number of a raffle is selected. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Alderman Clifton, Gus Ryder, Mack Dolgy, Marilyn Bell, Phil Givens, and Max Shector.
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens and others attending a B'nai Brith convention at the Seaway Towers in Toronto. Identified in one of the photographs are (left to right): Phil Givens, D. Lou Harris, Harry Frank, [?], and Harey Pachter.
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens addressing the audience at a B'nai Brith Ambassador's Ball held at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Identified in the photograph are Phil Givens and Nat Hurwich.
File consists of the summer edition of the Metro Toronto B'nai Brith News (Volume 5, Number 1). The prominent headline reads "Mayor Philip Givens to be Honoured by B'nai Brith." The story offers a precis of his career thus far, and offers details as to the planned tribute.
2 cm of textual records and other material (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting Phil Givens' B'nai Brith / State of Israel Bond Organization 1965 tribute. Included are: the text of several press releases; event tickets; flyers and posters; the text of the tributary scroll; and photographs of the event itself.
Scrapbook also contains photographs and ephemera
The paper on which the textual items and photographs are glued is acidic (browning and brittle)
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a B'nai Brith Ambassador's Ball at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Included with the photograph is a signed letter from Ruth Goldsmith, the Publicity Director of State of Israel Bonds.
Photograph is by Graphic Artists Photographers (Toronto)
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens presenting an award to Justice Dalton Wells. Identified in the photographs are: Phil Givens, Justice Dalton Wells, Louis Herman, and Miriam Herman. One of the photographs has been marked-up with a felt-tip marker, most likely for further processing work.
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens meeting with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other officials at a B'nai Brith event. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Phil Givens, Shmul Avnat (Israel Consul), and Yitzhak Rabin.
Photograph is by Leo Hausman of The Studio (1720 Avenue Rd. Toronto)
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens attending a League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith dinner function. Identified in the photographs are: Phil Givens, Barney Danson (MP), Mayor David Crombie, and Allan Grossman (MPP).
Item is a photograph of inaugural members of the Upper Canada Lodge B'nai Brith. Identified in the photograph are back row (left to right): Arthur Siggner, Harold Mador, Bobbie Rotenberg, [?], Signey Midanik, Sidney Roth, Morris Vigoda, Cyril Houser; front row (left to right): Leon Weinstein, Lon Enchin, [?], Phil Givens, and Arthir Siggner's brother.
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.