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Accession Number
2011-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-8-10
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
moving images
Physical Description
ca. 10 cm of textual records
1 audio disc : vinyl
1 DVD
Date
1977-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Cyrel's involvement in various Jewish organization's, including; Community Planning and Allocations (CP&A), Cultural Services Planning and Allocations Committee (CSPAC), the CJC Archives Committee (Ontario Jewish Archives), the UJA Federation (Toronto Jewish Congress) Board of Directors, the Latner Library (Jewish Public Library), and the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, a vinyl record issued by CJC and the Jewish Student Federation of York University entitled "Let my People Go", event invitations, and brochures.
Also included are Jewish Women's Forum newsletters, Ashkenaz festival brochures, a Pardes Shalom Memorial Garden video, a Leah Posluns Theatre production booklet, and event invitations for the Narayever Congregation.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (negative) ; 35 mm
Date
1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one negative depicting the Ontario Jewish Archives committee members in the former Beverley Street building, holding a wooden sign that reads: GENTILES ONLY.
Custodial History
Photograph was taken by a member of the Ontario Jewish Archives committee in 1983. The negative has been in the possession of Cyrel Troster since that time.
Administrative History
The sign was discovered by the committee at 152 Beverley Street in the basement hidden under the floorboards. A member of the committee used a crowbar to pull up the floor where it was discovered hidden in a hole. The physical sign was donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Descriptive Notes
For a photograph of the sign, see image #6161.
For the physical sign, see artifact #714.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
3 objects
Date
[196-?]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two program books for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 1997 (at Bloor Cinema) and 2012, and two pins that belonged to Lillian Troster. One pin is fron B'nai Brith Women and the other is from the Federation of Zionist Organizations of Canada. Also included is one small menorah pin, possibly from B'nai Brith Women or Girls.
Name Access
Federation of Zionist Organizations of Canada
Troster, Lillian
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1993
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an itinerary for Jewish Women's Voices: Past and Present.
Places
Toronto, Ont
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Date
1997-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement with UJA Federation's Cultural Services Planning and Allocation Committee, Cultural Planning and Allocation, and the development of cultural policy. Also included is a program book and silent auction catalogue for an exhibit held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date
1988-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Cyrel Troster's Jewish communal involvement, particularly with cultural planning for UJA Federation. Included are event inviations, program books, brochures, a postcard, meeting minutes, reports, and flyers. Records relate to the following agencies and projects: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Tomorrow Campaign, Anshei Minsk Synagogue, Holy Blossom Temple, Shareeh Haim Synagogue, the Jewish Museum in Toronto, reports on Jewish education in Toronto, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, and the Koffler Centre. Of note is a copy of a study commissioned by UJA Federation for Frank Gehry, who was originally approached to design the Koffler Gallery.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 8 cm of textual records
Date
1984-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records predominantly related to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's Community Planning and Allocations Committee. Records include studies, meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and reports, most related to the plans for redevelopment of the Bathurst JCC. Records also include Bar Mitzvah benchers and Ashkenaz Festival promotional materials.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-4
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
ca. 15 cm of textual records
1 leather hide
Date
1974-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents related to UJA Federation committees and the Ontario Jewish Archives. Documents include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, promotional material, budgets, and newspaper clippings. Accession also includes a shoe leather hide from Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited that was used at a shoe conference.
Administrative History
Cyrel's grandfather, Charles Troster, owned the Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited, a shoe factory, in Toronto. Cyrel's father and all of her uncles worked there. Names on the shoes were as follows: Celina, Lady Edna, Avanti, Charles (Studio of Canada), and Edna.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Business
Fashion and clothing
Meetings
Name Access
Troster, Charles
Troster, Cyrel
Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited (Toronto, Ont.)
Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
1 pair of shoes
Date
1958-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the activities of Cyrel Troster and the Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited. Included are lists of elected officers and members for B'nai Brith Women (1970-1971), an invitation to a B'nai Brith Women Covenant Breakfast (1958), an issue of the Zionist student publication "masada" (1977), a schedule for High Holiday services at Darchei Noam (1994), an issue of the bulletin "The Window" of B'nai Israel Beth David Congregation (1977), and an issue of the newsletter "Shirayim" of the Canadian Union of Jewish Studies (1972). Also included are a pair of Edna shoes, a sketch of a shoe, a photograph of shoes, and two templates of shoes documenting the work of the Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited.
Custodial History
Cyrel found the shoes at a secondhand store and purchased them.
Administrative History
Cyrel's grandfather, Charles Troster, owned the Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited, a shoe factory, in Toronto. Cyrel's father and all of her uncles worked there.
Subjects
Business
Fashion and clothing
Occupations
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
Troster, Charles
Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-4-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-4-15
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 8 cm of textual records
Date
1964-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the involvement of Cyrel Troster and her mother Lillian Troster in the Jewish community of Toronto and Richmond Hill. Included is a Shareeh Haim Synagogue high holiday ticket, a B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) fall conclave booklet (1964), Ashkenaz Festival programs (2012, 2014), an issue of the Toronto Jewish Directory (2000), and UJA Federation studies and reports. The UJA reports include: Greater Toronto Jewish Community Study: A First Look (1991), Needs Assessment of York Region's Jewish Population (2002), and Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Learning Workshop : Planning Materials (2004).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-7
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
6 cassette tapes
Date
1973-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement with various Jewish committees and organizations. Included are: transcripts of oral histories with prominent Jewish Torontonians that were conducted as part of an oral history project in 1973; correspondence between Cyrel Troster and interviewees; index cards listing the dates of the oral history interviews; promotional materials for Jewish arts festivals; public proposal document for the new Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue; and documents and records from Cyrel's involvement in various Jewish organizations. Also included are Local Initiatives Program application forms (1973), lists of presidents of various Jewish organizations, a map of the Jewish York Region (1999), issues of Exodus Magazine in both English and Russian from May 2018, and two issues of the Wilson Heights High School yearbook The Torch (1962-63).
The six tape cassettes are as follows: Cantor Paul Kowarsky Live in Concert (no date); Highlights from the 1994 Toronto Jewish Storytelling Festival; interview with Esther Volpe (two cassette tapes); interview with Samuel Harris; and one cassette marked "Dov Noy copy of Library tape" (Dov Noy was a Jewish folklorist).
The accession contains transcripts for the following interviewees: Mrs. Arbus, David Biderman, Benjamin Brown, Benjamin Sherman, Arthur Cohen, Mrs. Draimin, Max Federman, Morris Flicht, Joshua Gershman, Samuel Harris, Ben Heisel, Rose Heisel, Mr. Lean, Mary Levy, Harry Pullan, J. B. Salsberg, Yekil Silverman, A. S. Socol, Nathan Strauss, Esther Volpe, and Annie Zeidman.
The accession contains records related to Cyrel's involvement in the following committees and organizations: Committee for Yiddish (1997-2004); Cultural Services and Planning Committee (1990-2005), Jewish Public Library (2005); Canadian Jewish Congress, Orthodox Division (1982-1984); Holocaust Centre (1979-2004); Limmud (2000); Ontario Jewish Archives (1973-2004); Jewish Theatre (1996-2002); Jewish Arts Council (2000-2004); Jewish Toronto Tomorrow (1994-2004); Ashkenaz (1997-2004); UJA Federation (1978, 1984, 1990-2004).
Use Conditions
Credit to be given to Susan Cohen and Cyrel Troster—coordinators of the Local Initiatives Project project in 1973—and to interviewer(s) and transcribers when using tapes or transcribed interviews.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: See accession 2017-4-6 for related sound recordings. Some may be duplicates.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Committee for Yiddish (Toronto, Ont.)
Limmud Toronto
Ontario Jewish Archives
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 folders
Date
1977-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement in the Jewish community.
Included are: a copy of Jewish Life in Greater Toronto: leadership development materials (197-?), materials pertaining to the Second Encounter Holocaust-themed event series (ca. 1977-ca. 1979), a folder of source material for Jewish exhibitions (1979-1987), a copy of the 1992 Jewish Directory of Greater Toronto, a copy of The Jewish Community of Toronto: Part I Basic Demographics (2001), a copy of The Jewish Community of Toronto: Part III the Jewish Elderly (2001), and a copy of A Survey of the Attitudes and Behaviours of Greater Toronto's Jewish Community (2006).
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Exhibitions
Population
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date
[197-]-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement in the Jewish community, especially her involvement in the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Committee/Toronto Jewish Congress Archives.
Included are: A copy of a Brief Guide to Pesach by Rabbi A. Y. Bartfield (197-?); archives-related press releases (197-?); materials pertaining to the Toronto Jewish Historical Society's Kensington Market walking tour (1974?); a copy of Fraternally Yours: Official Publication of the New Fraternal Jewish Association Vol. 19 No. 4(161) (Nov. 1978); a study of Toronto's Jewish population (Jan. 1979); a list of the officers and board of directors of the Israel Frankel Jewish Public Library of Toronto (Jan. 1979); archives-related ephemera (1979-1984); a report regarding program, budget, and priority process for the archives (Aug. 1981); member lists for the archives committee (1983), archives-related correspondence (1983-1986, 2002), archives budgets (1983-1985, 2003); meeting minutes for the archives committee (1984); a directory of local synagogue artists (1999); and a programme for a Frances Mandell tribute dinner (1999).
Subjects
Archives
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-14
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date
1964-2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting different public and Jewish organizations in Toronto. Included are: 1964 and 1965 issues of the William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute's Advocate yearbook; a record of the Eglinton chapter of B'nai Brith Women of Canada's opening meeting on 16 September 1992; a booklet with short profiles of the 1998-99 UJA Federation Board of Directors; a 2013 commemorative booklet celebrating Darchei Noam's fortieth anniversary and Rabbi Tina Grimberg's ten-year anniversary at the synagogue; a program for the 8th Annual Symposium in Germanic Studies University of Toronto, which was titled Global Yiddish Culture, 1938-1948; various materials from the 2018 Ashkenaz Festival; newspaper clippings; and informational material for the Canadian Jewish Congress/Toronto Jewish Congress' Heritage-in-a-Box project
Subjects
Festivals
Public schools
Synagogues
Name Access
Ashkenaz Festival
B'nai Brith Women of Canada
Canadian Jewish Congress. Central Region
Congregation Darchei Noam (Toronto, Ont.)
Grimberg, Tina
Toronto Jewish Congress
Troster, Cyrel
University of Toronto
William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[1966-1988]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one copy of "The Hillelite" (1966-67), copies of the architectural plans for the Shaareh Haim Synagogue and School (1988), the Charles Diamond report of the Library Study Committee to the Toronto Jewish Congress (July 1986), Cultural Services Planning and Allocations Committee meeting minutes (1988), Cultural Services Planning Committee summary of recommendations (1987-88) and Jewish Public Library correspondence (1987)
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Cyrel Troster is an active member on the Cultural Services Planning and Allocation Committee and the Archives Committee
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel.
Cultural Services Planning and Allocation Committee.
Hillel.
Shaareh Haim Synagogue.
Diamond, Charles.
Jewish Public Library.
Toronto Jewish Congress.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1986-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material relating to the Latner Jewish Public Library and the Cultural Services Study Committee. Included is a report of the Cultural Services Study Committee (1986); 5 sets of meeting minutes of the Latner Jewish Public Library Board of Directors (2002-2004); a report on the library produced by Clare Lawton Beghtol, a professional library consultant (1988); two reports on restructuring and revisioning the library (2003); and a response to the restructuring report (2004).
Name Access
Albert and Temmy Latner Jewish Public Library.
Cultural Services Study Committee.
Beghtol, Clare Lawton.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-14
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date
1990-1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual documents relating to the Executive Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, UJA Federation and the Toronto Jewish Congress; the Cultural Services Planning and Allocations Committee; the Koffler Gallery and the Leah Posluns Theatre; Ashkenaz festival and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Records include reports, proposals, promotional material, and financial documents.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of the donor Cyrel Troster until they were donated to the archives on 2006-03-29.
Name Access
Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.
UJA Federation.
Toronto Jewish Congress.
Cultural Services Planning and Allocations Committee.
Koffler Gallery.
Leah Posluns Theatre.
Ashkenaz.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival.
Troster, Cyrel.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-7-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
1973-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual material relating to the Ontario Jewish Archives, the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, Pardes Shalom Cemetery, the Latner Library and the Social Planning Committee. The bulk of the material is correspondence relating to various archival projects and grants between former Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives, Steve Speisman and former chair of the Archives Committee, Cyrel Troster.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-3-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date
1972, 1993-2009
Scope and Content
Accession contains programs from arts and culture events in the Jewish community. They include: the Ashkenaz Festival of Yiddish Culture (1995, 2004); the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (2007, 2009); the Second Annual Succah-by-the-Water held by the New Israel Fund of Canada (1993); and an exhibition outline and list from 'On the Minsk Pinsk Line: An Exhibition of Uncommon Objects' at York Quay Centre, Harbourfront, 1995. Also in the accession was the November 1972 edition of Masada.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1977] - 2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one copy of the first issue of the Jewish Life: A New Generation newspaper (1993), membership invitations for the Narayever Congregation Egalitarian serivice and the Israel Frankel Jewish Public Library of Toronto, a Canadian Jewish Congress community news bulletin promoting the "Sense of Spadina" tour, a folder of records for a UJA Federation Board of Directors consultation (2009), and brochures and other records relating to The Second Encounter committee.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-1-2
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
1 matchbook
Date
1958-1993, predominant 1958-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Lillian Troster's role as president of the Eglinton Chapter B'nai Brith and as the Israel Bonds chairman for B'nai Brith District One. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, membership lists, The Tattler newsletters, certificates, fundraising material, convention proceedings, flyers, invitations, speeches, and one match book of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Lillian's daughter, Cyrel Troster.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-1-1
Material Format
moving images
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
3 film reels (ca. 12 min.) : col., si. ; 8 mm
7 photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1939-1993, predominant 1939-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the activities of Cyrel Troster and her family. Included is a Coronet Club invitation to an annual charity ball in aid of German refugees (1939), a fyler advertising the 100th anniversary of Beth Tzedec synagogue, a brochure for a Jewish Women's Voices conference (1993), and photographs of a Brownie group celebrating Purim at Clanton Park synagogue, a talent show at Camp Timberlane, and campers at Camp New Moon and Camp Shalom. Also included are home movies of a Jewish Cub Scout parade featuring Joel Troster and visiting day at Camp Tamarack and Camp Shalom. Identified in the photographs are: Cyrel Troster and Larry Troster. The home movies were filmed by Cyrel's father, Jack Troster.
Source
Archival Accessions
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