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Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a group portrait consisting of several B'nai B'rith members.
Standing in back row: 3nd from left, Arthur Hershon; 6th from left, Ben Rosenberg; 9th from left Mayor Wm. Denison, Stan Alter and Herb Orliffe. Seated in the front from left to right are: [unknown], Morris Kaufman, Bobby Zweig, Murray Ehrlich, Phil Givens, E. P. Taylor, 2 unidentified, and Rabbi David Monson.
Notes
This photograph was probably taken at a B'nai B'rith event.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
B'nai B'rith
Hershon, Arthur
Rosenberg, Ben
Denison, Mayor Wm.
Alter, Stan
Orliffe, Herb
Kaufman, Morris
Zweig, Bobby
Ehrlich, Murray
Givens, Phil
Taylor, E.P.
Monson, Rabbi David
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Carl Keyfetz addressing City Council with Mayor Nathan Phillips seated at the head of the table.
Carl was born in 1907 to Leah and Mark Keyfetz who was a Toronto Jewish pioneer arriving in 1887.
Carl Keyfetz was co-founder of the 59th Toronto Troup in 1921, the 1st Jewish Boy Scout Troup in Ontario. He was the Superintendent at the McCaul Street Synagogue and first Principal at the St. Clair Avenue Synagogue. President of the Toronto Lodge, B'nai B'rith in 1939, he also founded Guelph Lodge in 1941 and Empire Lodge in 1946.
He was extremely involved in the Toronto Jewish community and sat on numerous committees and boards.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Keyfetz, Carl
Phillips, Nathan
City Council
B'nai B'rith
Toronto Lodge
Guelph Lodge
McCaul Street Synagogue
St. Clair Avenue Synagogue
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1979
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by Al and/or Nathan Gilbert that document Jewish events held in the city of Toronto. The kind of events included are dedication ceremonies, groundbreaking ceremonies, city council meetings, dinners and walks.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
City Council
Carl Keyfetz
Eitz Chaim
Baycrest
B'nai B'rith
Maple Downs
Pride of Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Bochner was born on October 8, 1900 to Ann and Charles Bochner. He married Charlotte Andrews and they had two children named Anne Constance and Joseph Harvey.
Dr. Bochner was an opthalmologist and Chief of Staff and Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology for New Mount Sinai Hospital and Scarborough General Hospital. He was also Chief of the Eye Department for the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. He belonged to numerous medical associations, B'nai B'rith, the Primrose Club, Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity and was a member of the Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dr. Maxwell Bochner taken in his office.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Mount Sinai Hospital
Bochner, Dr. Maxwell
Jewish Home for the Aged
Baycrest Hospital
B'nai B'rith
Primrose Club
Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity
Holy Blossom Temple
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]-1970
Physical Description
125 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
B’nai B’rith is the oldest Jewish service organization in North America. It was founded on October 13, 1843 by a group of eleven men in New York City.
Originally called Bundes-Brueder [League of Brothers], with the alternate title of “The Independent Order of B’nai B’rith”, they later shortened their name to simply “B’nai B’rith”, meaning sons of the covenant.
In an attempt to unite Jewish communities, they developed an inclusive membership mandate that does not discriminate against ethnic or religious sects. The initial vision of the organization was to develop a national Jewish organization, which would provide aide to all Jewish citizens. These goals have long since been realized. The organization currently has lodges internationally and B’nai B’rith membership is in the millions.
B’nai B’rith cites its main goals to be: reaching out to those in need, fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice of any kind, and promoting human rights and world peace. One of their most recognized accomplishments is the formation of the Anti-Defamation League, which combats anit-semitism and promotes human rights.
In Canada, the first B'nai B'rith lodge was founded in Toronto, the Canada Lodge, in 1875, but it folded in 1894. Other lodges were formed in Montreal, in 1881, and Victoria, in 1886. These lodges were disbanded around the turn of the century and the organization did not have much of a presence in Canada until the outbreak of the first World War. Shortly afterwards, in Toronto, B’nai B’rith had fifteen lodges and eleven chapters. The lodges were the men’s groups and the chapters were for the women; in addition, there was also the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, called the Hillel Foundation, which was located at the University of Toronto.
In Toronto, the Sportsmen Lodge began as a modest sized group of 100 members in 1954, and doubled in membership over the next 10 years. They sponsored an annual baseball night and a sportswriters dinner that honoured an outstanding sports journalist. The dinner was well known amongst journalists and was well attended. The Sportsmen Lodge also hosted an annual Celebrity dinner, at which a outstanding Canadian personality was chosen and honoured for his or her achievements.
The lodge was also active in working with handicapped children and in fundraising campaigns.
Scope and Content
Series consists of images taken by Al Gilbert of the B’nai B’rith Sportsmen Lodge Dinners at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The files in this series document three different dinners for the years 1969, 1970 and an unidentified dinner from the 1960s.
Notes
Selection for this series was based on the various activities and functions of the event. The dinner was held as an annual award ceremony and installation for the newly appointed officers of the Sportsmen Lodge. The criteria used for selection included: awards, speeches, installation oaths, entertainment, and dinner tables.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Sportsmen Lodge
Hillel
Subjects
Events and celebrations
Organizations
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
53 negatives : b&w and col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leon E. Weinstein was born in the back room of his family's grocery store in Toronto on August 19, 1909. His parents names were Sam and Sarah Weinstein. Leon married Anna Sackin and together they had three children named: Carol Joy, Frances Lee, and Henry Jacob. Continuing in his family's line of work, Leon was President and General Manager for a large grocery corporation called Power Super Markets Limited.
He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community and held several appointments with B'nai B'rith, United Jewish Appeal Toronto, Israel Bond Drive, United Appeal of Greater Toronto, United Jewish Welfare Fund, Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged and many more. He was a member of the Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the Negev dinner held in tribute to Leon E. Weinstein. The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at the Royal York Hotel and was attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations made by the following guests: Robert R. Hall, Rabbi Dr. Moses J. Burak, James F. Kay, Rabbi Harold Lerner, Eric Exton, Charles A. Kent, Lewish J. E. Moses, Philip Granovsky, David L. Dennis, Mrs. Arnold Finkler, Hon. Dr. Aba Gefen, Hon. Allan Grossman, Philip Givens, Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, and Abraham Ephraim Diamond.
Name Access
Weinstein, Leon E.
Hall, Robert R.
Burak, Rabbi Dr. Moses J.
Kay, James F.
Lerner, Rabbi Harold
Exton, Eric, 1907-1997
Kent, Charles A.
Moses, Lewis J.E.
Dennis, David L.
Finkler, Mrs. Leona
Gefen, Hon. Dr. Aba
Grossman, Hon. Allan
Givens, Phillip
Plaut, Rabbi W. Gunther
Diamond, Abraham Ephraim
Granovsky, Philip
Jewish National Fund
Negev dinners
B'nai B'rith
United Jewish Appeal
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Israel Bonds Drive
Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
54 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the 1970 B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinner held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Name Access
Sportsmen Lodge
B'nai B'rith
Rosen, Betty
Rosen, Leo
Lyons, Percy
Lyons, Firmette
Goldenberg, Morris
Trager, Phil
Trager, Sylvia
Rosen, Jack
Ladovsky, Sam
Mandel, Joe
Zweig, Bobby
Isenbaum, Hy
Ehrlick, Murray
Hershon, Art
Cooper, Jimmy
Lebow, Syd
Harris, Morrie
Spencer, Lou
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
35 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives taken by Al Gilbert at the B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinner during the 1970s at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Sportsmen Lodge
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The generation of Posluns captured in this photograph were the children of Sheindel and Abraham Isaac Posluns. They had seven children named: Abe, Louis, Sam, Joseph, Gertie, Sarah and Anne.
Abe was born in 1908. He married Elsie Posluns and had three children named: Alan Irwin, Dorothy Hildred, and Richard Wilfred Joel. Abe Posluns was a financier and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community.Moreover, at different points in his life, he was president of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto, president of the Jewish Home for the Aged, President of Baycrest Hospital, Honorary Vice-President for United Jewish Welfare Fund, Director and Executive of New Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of YW-YMHA, Director of Canadian Welfare Council, and a member of B'nai B'rith, Primrose Club, and Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Louis Posluns was married to Leah and they had three sons: Wilfred, Jack and Irving. Louis was the Presdient of YMHA and a founding member of Beth Tzedec Congregation. Louis and his brother Jospeh started a family business called Superior Cloak; all four brothers became involved in the business, which in turn led to the creation of several other successful organizations.
Sam Posluns was Past President of the Board of Jewish Education.
The Posluns family was involved in many philanthropic ventures, which included a donation to the Baycrest Hospital to help fund a centre devoted to helping seniors who suffer from dementia as a result of strokes. The Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened in 2000. The Leah Posluns Theatre located at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre was also funded by the Poslun family.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the Posluns siblings. Seated from left to right are Gertie Wasserman, Joseph and Louis. Standing from left to right are Sam, Abe, Sarah Bernstein and Anne Straus.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Posluns
United Community Fund of Greater Toronto
Jewish Home for the Aged
Baycrest Hospital
United Jewish Welfare Fund
New Mount Sinai Hospital
YW-YMHA
Canadian Welfare Council
B'nai B'rith
Primrose Club
Oakdale Golf and Country Club
Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
1997-7-6 Sam Posluns fonds
1999-12-2 Leah Posluns Theatre
2004-5-79 Posluns family memorabilia
Oral History #AC 214 Abe Posluns
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Winbaum was born on October 12, 1912 in Poland to Sarah and Samuel Winbaum. He was married to Faye Goldman and they had one daughter named Rosemary.
An industrialist, he was President for Vaunclair Purveyors Ltd. and President of Winco Ltd.
Ben Winbaum's community affiliations included: co-founder for the Beth Sholom Synagogue and a member of the Jewish Home for the Aged & Baycrest Hospital, Canadian Friends Hebrew University, Herzl Zion Club, YMHA, Palestine Lodge AF & AM, B'nai B'rith, Fairbanks Rotary Club, Primrose Club, Maple Downs Golf & Country Club and the United Jewish Appeal. He also played baseball for the Toronto Jewish Community League.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ben Winbaum.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Winbaum, Ben
Goldman, Faye
Vaunclair Purveyors Ltd.
Winco Ltd.
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Jewish Home for the Aged & Baycrest Hospital
Canadian Friends Hebrew University
Herzl Zion Club
YMHA
Palestine Lodge AF & AM
B'nai B'rith
Fairbanks Rotary Club
Primrose Club
Maple Downs Golf & Country Club
United Jewish Appeal
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Abe Posluns was born in 1908 to Sheindel and Abraham Isaac Posluns. Abe married Elsie Posluns and they had three children named: Alan Irwin, Dorothy Hildred, and Richard Wilfred Joel. Abe Posluns was a financier and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community.
Throughout the course of his career, he was president of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto, President of the Jewish Home for the Aged, President of Baycrest Hospital, Honorary Vice-President for United Jewish Welfare Fund, Director and Executive of New Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of YW-YMHA, Director of Canadian Welfare Council, and he was also a member of B'nai B'rith, Primrose Club, and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Scope and Content
Photograph is a studio portrait of Abe Posluns.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Posluns, Abe
United Community Fund of Greater Toronto
Jewish Home for the Aged
Baycrest Hospital
New Mount Sinai Hospital
YW-YMHA
Canadian Welfare Council
B'nai B'rith
Primrose Club
Oakdale Golf and Country Club
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children named: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai B'rith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division.
Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai B'rith in 1959.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Max Shecter taken in a Al Gilbert's photography studio.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Shecter, Max
Toronto Bedding Company Limited
Beth Sholom Congregation
United Synagogues of America
B'nai B'rith
Israel Bond Organization
Joint Community Relations Committee
Zionist Organization of Canada
United Jewish Appeal
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Albert Samuel Waxman was born on March 2, 1935. He had two children named Adam and Tobaron. A well-known Toronto actor, Al's most famous part was on the television series called the King of Kensington. He also appeared in numerous television films, feature films and as a guest on many television sitcoms. Al Waxman was also an adjunct professor of Theatre and Film at York University. He was actively involved with several different charities and community organizations including B'nai B'rith, Big Brothers, Variety Club, the Stratford Festival, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and many other professional associations.
Al Waxman received a Gemini, an ACTRA award, a Clio and an Emmy. Moreover, he was a recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and was invited into the Order of Canada in 1997. He died in 2001 and a life sized cast bronze statue of Al Waxman was erected in Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of actor Al Waxman. The portrait is a black and white studio photograph.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Waxman, Al
Kensington Market
King of Kensington
B'nai B'rith
Big Brothers
Variety Club
Subjects
Celebrities
Performance and entertainment
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of J.P. Taylor being presented with an award with the following inscription: Presented to Edward Plunkett Taylor C.M.G. Honouring A Dedicated Canadian Benevolent Philanthropist & -- Sportsman Who Epitomizes the Highest Qualities and Ideals of Life. Sportsmen Lodge Celebrity Dinner 1966.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
B'nai B'rith
Taylor, J.P.
Sportsmen Lodge
Subjects
Honours and awards
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also Fonds 37:2 Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Source
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