Accession consists of newspaper and magazine clippings -- photographs and articles -- on Canadian and American Jewish athletes. The accession also includes lists of the athletes' names, organized by their sports.
Accession consists of a scrapbook created by Eleanor Cadesky Miller when she was a student at U of T and during the early years of her nursing career and marriage to Harold Miller. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and mementoes including cards, tickets, letters, invitations, poems and programmes from social events, plays and concerts. The entities documented include the UJWF Women's Campaign, Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, the Deborah chapter of Hadassah, the Temple Players of Holy Blossom Temple, and Forest Hill veterans. Also featured are obituaries for Eleanor Miller's contemporary, Harry Sniderman, and a 1939 newsletter from Camp Winnebagoe.
Eleanor Cadesky (1923- ) is the daughter of R. L. Cadesky. She attended the University of Toronto from 1939 to 1943, graduating with a diploma in physiotherapy. The following year she married Harold Miller, also a graduate of U of T. Together they raised three children in Toronto, Ronald, Gary and Lynn.
2 photographs : col. & b&w ; 10 x 15 cm and 5 x 4 cm
1972-2010, predominant 1977-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting the Robinson family's immigration to Ontario as well as Morris Robinson's professional history and business activities with Libman and Company.
Included is family correspondence; the Robinson's customs paperwork and travel documents; Morris' curriculum vitae, professional records and some documentation of his business activities; and genealogical accounts of the Robinson family including a history by Lilian Henry. Of note is a letter Morris Robinson sent to Irma when he first arrived in Boston on his way to Toronto as well as letters Morris' parents hand delivered to Irma just before she left with the children to join Morris in Canada.
Identified in the photographs are: Morris Robinson and Phoebe Robinson.
Material was in possession of Morris Robinson. Morris donated it to the OJA.
Morris Robinson was born in Cape Town, South Africa on May 27th, 1948 and grew up in Benoni. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Witwatersrand and graduated as a Chartered Accountant in 1973. On February 25th, 1973. Morris married Irma Startz who was born in Benoni, South Africa on December 10, 1951. Irma earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Witwatersrand and went on to obtain a Post-Graduate Higher Teacher's Diploma. The Robinsons have three sons. Their first son, Marc, was born in South Africa on September 26th, 1976 (just a few months after the Soweto riots). Their sons Frank (b. December 31, 1980) and Daniel (b. March 12, 1985) were born in Toronto.
The Robinsons were motivated by political unrest, which manifested in the anti-apartheid Soweto uprising of June 1976, and the desire for a safe future for their family, to seek opportunity abroad and to emigrate. In February of 1977, Morris heard through friends about an accounting job opportunity in Canada and was officially appointed to the post of comptroller at Libman and Company, then Canadas’ largest jewellery manufacturer. The Robinsons arrived in Toronto in early 1978 and settled in Thornhill, Ontario. In 1989, Morris became a partner of Libman and Company. During his career in the jewellery industry, Morris was involved with the Canadian Jewellers Association and served as the organization's chairman. He was also a founding member and first treasurer of the Diamond Bourse of Canada. Irma pursued a teaching career with the Toronto District School Board, specializing in ESL and eventually becoming the principal at an ESL school for adults. The Robinsons were founding members of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. In 2012 the Robinsons sold the family home in Thornhill and moved into the city to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession consists of photographs documenting a United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Mission to Israel in 1962. Identified individuals include Morris Adams, Moe Emer, Paul Baer (the group's guide), Bernie Persiko, Barney Barenholtz, Jeff Cohen, Harvey Wolfe, Albert Mandel, Gerry Halpert, Stan Paulin, Wayne Tanenbaum, Bill Stern, and Murray Rumack.
Images show the group participating in various tours and visiting sites such as the Gadna training camp for teenagers, Israeli Air Force and naval bases, King Solomon's Mines, Yad Vashem, the Herzl memorial, a children's home, the Negev and Galilee, the Timma Copper Mines, the town of Acre, sitting in on an Ulpan Hebrew class for new immigrants, visiting sites of industry, greeting new aliyot disembarking at dock, and meeting with dignitaries and Israeli officials, such as Shimon Peres, Moshe Sharett, Levi Eshkol, and various military generals.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: See fonds 33, series 4 for additional photographs of this same trip.
This accession consists of a Statutory Declaration on paper printed by Dye & Durham, Law Stationers, Toronto, for Morris Cohen of Toronto regarding his Russian nationality and status concerning military service in Canada.
Morris Cohen was born in the Province of Magalov, Russia on November 27, 1891. In the declaration he states that he has been in Canada for about three years, but has not been naturalized. His parents were still living in Russia, and had not visited Canada.
This accession consists of material relating to the Ostrovtzer Branch no. 7 & 27 of the United Jewish Peoples Order (UJPO) and to the Apter Friendly Society of Toronto. It appears that Morris Sternberg, the donor's husband, was a member of both and probably immigrated from Poland.
Included in the material is an Ostrovtzer Branch no. 7 UJPO minute book (1945-1947); an Ostrovtzer Branch no. 27 UJPO 20th Jubilee Banquet booklet (1953); an Apter Friendly Society concert programme at the Victory Theatre (1951); Apter Friendly Society Jubilee and Installation Banquet program (1962); Apter Friendly Society Jubilee Banquet souvenir program (1967); Apter Friendly Society minute book (1971-1975); Apter Friendly society photographs; Apter administrative material and financial documents; personal notebooks written in Yiddish; a Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home Purim card and other related material
Acession consists of a portrait of Morris Saxe, a photograph of him holding a baby, two photographs of a baby in a crib on a lawn, and a photograph of a bride and bridesmaid.There is a clipping from the Toronto Jewish Reporter about the history of Jewish farming in Ontario, mentioning the role of Morris Saxe.
Morris Saxe of Georgetown established the Federated Jewish Farmers of Ontario.
Accession consists of photographs taken in the Lodz Ghetto during the Second World War, including images of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, chairman, and other members of the Judenrat (Jewish Council). Also included is an invitation to Rumkowski's wedding to Regina Wajnberger (Weinberger) from 27 Dec. 1941 and two Lodz Ghetto coins from 1943.
Accession consists of two Yiddish broadsides and two fans from Tip Top Tailors. The broadsides are from performances at Massey Hall and Centre Theatre at Dundas Street and Markham Street.
The Massey Hall broadside is for a November 1942 performance of "Judas Maccabaeus," which included contributions by Jack Reid, Emil Gartner, Virginia Dobson, Igor Gorin, Irving Levine, and Ernest Shaeffer.
The Centre theatre broadside is for "Joseph in the Land of Egypt," ca.1931.
The donor purchased the broadsides and fans at auction and therefore the custodial history is unknown.
This accession consists of textual records related to Toronto Jewish businesses and organizations including business receipts, United Jewish Appeal certificates, a Canadian Jewish Congress program and a U of T Jewish Studies program booklet.
The records were bought at auction by Morris Norman and then donated to the Archives on 4 December 2008.
A four-page edition of the Canadian Daily Record from December 23, 1918; a 1938 report by the Canadian National Committee on Refugees and Victims of Political Persecution, entitled "Should Canada Admit Refugees? Some considerations and arguments submitted for the consideration of the people of Canada"; "Notes for an Address by the Honourable R[ichard]. A[lbert]. Bell, M.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada," from January 20, 1963; and The Dynamics of Economic Adjustment of Canadian Jewry, an essay by Dr. Joseph Kage, [196-].
Accession consists of a Tip Top Tailors wall clock and five tzedakah boxes from Israel. Also included is a postcard of the Mossington Park resort on Lake Simcoe featuring a Gentiles Only sign, several copies from the mid-1940s of the CJC Committee on Social and Economic Studies Information and Comment bulletins, as well as a tribute flyer for the 27th anniversary celebrations for the Soviet Union, held at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1944. The program includes a message from the Prime Minister, W. L. MacKenzie King, and a broadcast from Paul Robeson. The MC was Lorne Green.
The items were bought by Morris Norman, a collector of Judaica and donated to the Archives on June 3, 2009.
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession consists of a typed letter, written and signed by Dr. Otto Strasser, regarding an order for an article titled, "Memorandum for shortwave propaganda to Germany."
The item was bought by Morris Norman, a collector of Judaica, and donated to the Archives in December 2009.
Otto Strasser (1897-1974) was a German politician and member of the German Nazi party. He was expelled from the party in 1930 for creating and leading a leftist faction called the "Black Front," and was exiled from Germany until 1955. He spent his years in exile in various countries. In 1941 he immigrated to Canada, settling in Montreal and later Nova Scotia. As a dissenting Nazi, he sought the downfall of Hitler by heading the Free German Movement and writing articles on the Nazi leadership for newspapers in Canada, Britain and the U.S.
Accession consists of records documenting Morris Appleby’s accomplishments. The records include an Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario life membership certificate awarded in 1985, the programme from the night he was honoured, his Bar Completion certificate awarded in 1965, two composite photographs of the 1963 Osgoode Hall Law School graduate class and the 1964-1965 Bar Admission Course, a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (1939-1945), and a War Medal (1939-1945).
The records were in the possession of Morris Appleby. Following his death his life-partner Jean Read donated them to the Archives.
Morris Applebaum was born in Toronto in 1916 to Harry (b. 1873) and Rachel Kerbel (b. 1879) Applebaum. His parents immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1906. Morris had five brothers: Abe (b. Poland 1897-d. California), Sam (b. Poland 1901-d. California), Nathan (b. Toronto 1906-d. Toronto), David Max (b. Toronto 1909-d. California), and Eron (b. Toronto 1912-d. California). The family lived at 230 McCaul Street. The family changed their name to Appleby in the 1950s. After serving in the Second World War, Morris began his career as an accountant. He later went on to become a tax lawyer. He and his life-partner Jean Read were together for 40 years at the time of his death on 20 April 2009.
Accession consists of records related to the life and literary career of Morris J. Granite. Included are manuscript copies of his published works, unpublished poems and essays, bound copies of articles written for the Canadian Jewish Outook, published issues of the same periodical, an essay describing his life in Lodz written to his grandchildren, Laura and Rebecca and an interview conducted with Morris by a group interested in establishing a Jewish Museum in Toronto.
Morris J. Granite (Granatstein) was born in 1911 in Lodz, Poland and in 1926, he immigrated with his family to Toronto, Canada. He had two sisters, Eva and Leah and a brother Layzer, who was killed in the Holocaust.
Morris served in the Royal Canadian Ari Force during the Second World War, and he worked as a teacher and draftsman in his early years and as a builder in his middle and later years. The buildings and homes he worked to create still stand in Cuba, Detroit, and Toronto. He also worked in Toronto, New York City, and Philadelphia as a waiter, power press operator, construction worker, and teacher at Hebrew and Yiddish schools. He was president of the Jewish Public Library, an editor of the Canadian Jewish Outlook, a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and a major supporter of artistic and progressive causes.
Throughout his life, he loved the written word. His published writings include several books of poetry: Street Corners (1935), My City Lodz (1995), Welcome to the Year 2000 (1999), and Toronto, My City (2000).
Morris was married to Barbara Moore Better and had two children, Ettie and David and two granchildren, Laura and Rebecca. Morris died in Toronto on April 29, 2001 of leukemia.
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Use Conditions note: Copyright is held by the estate of M. J. Granite. Donor must be contacted prior to publication.
Accession consists of 4 books of poetry written by Morris J. Granite / Morris Granatstein including Street Corners (1935), My City Lodz (1995), Welcome to the Year 2000 (1999), and Toronto, My City (2000).
Morris J. Granite was born in 1911 in Lodz, Poland. His parents had a small business dyeing textiles, which they operated out of their apartment on Constantinouska Street, Lodz. His father's family originally came from Glowaszow in Radom, Poland.
In 1926, the family immigrated to Toronto. During the Great Depression, he worked in Toronto, New York City and Philadelphia as a waiter, power press operator, construction worker and teacher at Hebrew and Yiddish schools. Morris served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. He later worked as a teacher and draftsman in his early years and then as a builder in his middle to later years. The buildings and homes that he worked on still stand in Cuba, Detroit and Toronto.
He served as president of the Jewish Public Library, editor of the Canadian Jewish Outlook, and as a member of the League of Canadian Poets. He was also a major supporter of artistic and progressive causes.
Throughout his life, he possessed a true passion for the written word. He published many articles and poems in literary magazines. He also produced four books of poetry: Street Corners (1935), My City Lodz (1995), Welcome to the Year 2000 (1999), and Toronto, My City (2000). At first, he published under the name Granite and later relied on Granatstein as his surname for his last three books.
He had one daugher, Ettie and two grandchildren. His long-time companion was Barbara Moore.