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Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell, the son of Paul and Mollie Edell, was one of five siblings. He and Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock, had two daughters and two sons and lived in Toronto. After Dolly died in 1961, he married Celia (nee Rogen) Hoffman, a widow, in 1966. He became the stepfather to the two sons of Max and Celia Hoffman who had been residents of Hamilton. Some members of the family remained in Toronto while others moved to other parts of Canada, the United States and Israel. Sol Edell was actively involved in or provided financial support to many educational, professional and religious organizations.
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence, invitations, publications, photographs, family films and a sound recording. The series is made up of seven sub-series: Associations, Charities, Community Activities, Education and Extra-Curricular Activities, Life Cycle and Family Events, Religious, and Residence.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 12 photographs, 7 film reels, 1 audio reel, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 47 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Rho Pi Phi
Harbord Collegiate
Subjects
Education
Greek letter societies
Physical Condition
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
10
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[1967?]-1993
Physical Description
34 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell was active in the collection, preservation and exhibition of historical material relating to the history of Canadian Jewry. He was one of the founders and Chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region / Toronto Jewish Congress Archives (later the Ontario Jewish Archives). Among his achievements were the restoration of the Kiever Synagogue and organizing the showing of the exhibit Journey into Our Heritage. In addition, he was a financial supporter of the Baycrest Museum, the Jewish Historical Society of Canada and a member of the Toronto Jewish Historical Society.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Sol Edell's heritage related activities, particularly his involvement with the Ontario Jewish Archives. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, financial and legal records, photographs, flyers, press releases, brochures, administrative records, reports, lists, notes, sound records, architectural drawings, exhibit material, grant applications, invitations, and programmes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 10 photographs, 3 audio cassettes, and 5 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region / Toronto Jewish Congress Archives
Toronto Jewish Historical Society
Historical Society of Western Canada
Baycrest Heritage Museum
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Journey into Our Heritage
Subjects
Architecture
Nonprofit organizations
Synagogues
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of calendar published by B'Nai Brith, Hamilton Chapter.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman was a member of the Central Fund for Traditional Institutions Committee and raised funds on their behalf.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to fundraising as well as lists of donors and their donations to the Central Fund of Traditional Institutions.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and his brother, David Hoffman, were members of the board of the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel giving details about the progress of the building campaign.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, David
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Beverley Golf and Country Club was a club founded by members of the Jewish community living in the vicinity of the city of Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Max Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kam were members.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Beverley Golf and Country Club regarding general rules, membership fees and club programmes. As well, there is a copy of the constitution, an annual report for the year 1959 and a membership list.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Sol
Kam, Morris
Subjects
Golf
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958; 1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of donations requests and receipts for donations made by the Hoffman family. The majority of the organizations are religious institutions located in Canada, the United States and Israel.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Hoffman residence in Hamilton had been custom built for the family.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the contractor listing the materials which would be used to build the Hoffman residence, the details of work which would be done and the construction timeline.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fischel Cooper with a group of children.
Notes
Acquired in 1974.
Name Access
Cooper, Fischel
Cooper, Ted
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Children
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1935 and 1939]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Custodial History
Yisroel Sakowitch had a grocery store at the southwest corner of Major and Harbord Sts.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a group of boys along with Fischel Cooper and Yisroel Sakowitch (Sacks) taken in High Park. One of the boys, seated second from the right in the second row, is Joe Berhowitz.
Notes
Acquired in 1974.
Name Access
Berhowitz, Joe
Cooper, Fischel
Cooper, Ted
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Sacks, Yisroel
Sakowitch, Yisroel
Subjects
Children
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
High Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mordecai Gelber (1867 -1930) was the older brother of Moses and Louis Gelber, who were prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. He immigrated to Canada from Galicia, Austria in 1920 with his children Isaac, Rosa and Abraham. Mordecai’s first wife, Beulah Rotenberg, passed away before he and their children came to Canada. In 1921, he was married to L. Kleinman. Mordecai was a retail grocer at 45 Grange in Toronto. He and his family belonged to the Kiever Shul. Mordecai passed away on April 25, 1930 from Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the Mordecai Gelber family.
Name Access
Gelber family
Gelber, Mordecai
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Stulberg, Mrs.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
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.
Physical Condition
Good.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gutkin Fruitman arrived in Toronto in 1909. He operated the Sterling Rag and Metal Company on Turner Avenue.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph taken at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Gutkin Fruitman at the Kiever Synagogue in 1940. The picture is of a large group of people.
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Fruitman, Gutkin
Fruitman, Mrs.
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Rosenblatt, Rebecca
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Wedding anniversaries
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
14 architectural drawings : 68 x 102 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and Sam Katz were the co-chairmen of the Adas Israel Building Fund Committee.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the construction and fundraising activities for the erection of a new building for Adas Isreal Synagogue. Included are brochures, bulletins, correspondence, a meeting invitation, floor plans, detail sketches, a site plan, photographs of the proposed model of the synagogue, and an architectural sketch of proposed menorahs for the synagogue. Also included are floor plans for the cantor's home at 126 Cline Ave. and the Ritualarium (Mikvah) at 11 Cline Ave.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Katz, Sam
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 film reel (ca. 15 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman's brother, David, was vice president of Adas Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of material relating to the turning of the sod ceremony for the Adas Israel synagogue. It contains an invitation to the membership and the programme as well as the speech Max Hoffman delivered at the ceremony. It also includes a letter outlining the duties that David Hoffman performed during the ceremony and a home movie film of the event.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, David
Physical Condition
The film should be digitized to improve access and needs to be housed in an archival canister.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 audio reels (ca. 60 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programmes and order of services for the dedication of the Adas Israel synagogue as well as the speech given by Max Hoffman. In addition, the file contains lists of the dedication book advertisers and prospective members as well as audio recordings of the ceremony.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The cornerstone was laid by Rabbi Morton Green, Max Hoffman and Samuel Katz.
Scope and Content
File consists of letter listing the individuals involved in laying the cornerstone of the Adas Israel synagogue as well as photographs of the ceremony. Identified in the photographs are: Rabbi Morton Green, Max Hoffman, and Samuel Katz.
Notes
Photograph is by Aron Studio.
Name Access
Green, Morton, Rabbi
Hoffman, Max
Katz, Samuel
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 6518
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6518
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry Goldman was the contractor who built the Kiever Shul, ca. 1926.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Goldman at a work site.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Goodman, Harry
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1974-007
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-48
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-48
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w and col.
Date
[196-?]-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Kiever Synagogue. There are 12 images in black and white of both the exterior and the interior. These photos appear to be from the 1960s. There are also three colour photographs, two of which are of the exterior and one of which is of the interior during a service.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. There is a name on the envelope that holds the photographs but the name cannot be deciphered.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Joseph Fremar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Joseph Fremar
Number
AC 021
Subject
Business
Food
Occupations
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Quantity
2 cassettes (1 copy)
1 MP3 file
Interviewer
Bess Shockett
Total Running Time
12:59 minutes
Conservation
Copied to cassette tape in August 2003.
Digitized in June 2010.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Joseph "Joe the Orangeman" Fremar was a produce merchant in Kensington Market and opened his location on Augusta Avenue in 1938. Freamar, commonly referred to as the "Orangeman" was a member of the Kiever Synagogue.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fremar, Joseph
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Shockett, Bess
Geographic Access
Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Started at location on 334 Augusta Street in 1938
Only one other merchant on Augusta at that time. He sold vegetables
His home was on Oxford Street
Since he arrived in 1938 most of the merchants have “changed around”
When he arrived in 1938 the Anshe Lida Synagogue was located on Augusta. It was located at the current fish store location
The congregants were originally from Romania
There were no religious Jewish Schools on Augusta at the time
Synagogues at the time were: Lubavitcher on Grange; Kiever on Denison; Minsker.
A man by the name of Biasky (?) brought Joseph into the Kiever Synagogue which he attended only on holidays. He also attend the Londoner Synagogue on Spadina
Joseph is still a Kiever member, does not attend but pays dues to in order to maintain his cemetery plot, which the Kiever holds at the Roselawn Cemetery.
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the social politics and financial expectations around belonging to certain Toronto synagogues versus others.

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the changing population of Toronto

Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 81
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
81
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a newspaper article, "Shul has historical interest" from The Canadian Jewish News (1979).
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the essay of Lynn Milstone and Sidney Tenenbaum, written as students in the University of Toronto School of Architecture, which first sparked their interest and research into synagogues. It considers the architecture of Holy Blossom Synagogue (Both the old location on Bond Street and the new one on Bathurst), the Minsker, the Kiever, the Palmerston synagogue, the Henry Street Synagogue, the Shaw Street Synagogue, and the Maria Street Synagogue (Knesset Yisrael).
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Synagogue dedication and laying of the cornerstone file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Synagogue dedication and laying of the cornerstone file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
5
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 Oct. 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the crowd gathered outside Adas Israel Synagogue for its dedication ceremony.
Notes
Photograph is by Aron Studio.
Name Access
Green, Morton, Rabbi
Hoffman, Max
Katz, Samuel
Subjects
Crowds
Synagogue dedication services
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 535
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
535
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 21 x 26 cm and 4x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a procession at Kiever Synagogue, Toronto. Second from left is Isaac Belfer who was Gabbai of Kiever Shul for many years.
Notes
Credit Mr. Jack Belfer.
Name Access
Belfer, Isaac
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Processions
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6080
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6080
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910s-1920s]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Graner, son of Leizer and Chaya Graner, was born in the Ukraine, Russia, in 1879. He was educated in cheders and emigrated to England in the early twentieth century, where he remained for two and a half years. He settled in Toronto in 1907. He was the founder and first president of the Hebrew National Association and one of the founders of the Kehillah of Toronto. He was on the Board of the United Orthodox Synagogues of Canada, the Hebrew Free School, the Old Folks Home and the Goel Zedeck Synagogue. He was president of the Ukraine Verband of Toronto and Ontario in 1919, and directed the relief campaigns for the distressed. He was also chairman of the Ukraine Orphans' Campaign and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 1919. He had three children: Harry, Irwin, and Ida.
Scope and Content
Photograph of exterior of Graner & Company Bankers and steamship agents, Queen St. W., Toronto, n.d. Probably 1920s (perhaps 1910s). Standing in doorway is Joseph Graner.
Name Access
Graner & Company Bankers
Graner, Joseph
Subjects
Storefronts
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6081
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6081
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Irwin Graner, son of Joseph Graner, aboard steamship, possibly in the 1930s.
Name Access
Graner, Irwin
Graner, Joseph
Subjects
Transportation
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6082
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6082
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Graner, son of Leizer and Chaya Graner, was born in the Ukraine, Russia, in 1879. He was educated in cheders and emigrated to England in the early twentieth century, where he remained for two and a half years. He settled in Toronto in 1907. He was the founder and first president of the Hebrew National Association and one of the founders of the Kehillah of Toronto. He was on the Board of the United Orthodox Synagogues of Canada, the Hebrew Free School, the Old Folks Home and the Goel Zedeck Synagogue. He was president of the Ukraine Verband of Toronto and Ontario in 1919, and directed the relief campaigns for the distressed. He was also chairman of the Ukraine Orphans' Campaign and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 1919. He had three children: Harry, Irwin, and Ida.
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of the Graner family, Toronto, 1920s. Seated from left to right are Joseph and his wife Temma (née Geller) and standing from left to right are their three children, Irwin, Ida, and Harry.
Notes
Original: Modern Studio, 452 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Graner family
Graner, Joseph
Graner, Temma
Graner, Irwin
Graner, Ida
Graner, Harry
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6085
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6085
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of steamship company owners aboard the Queen Mary, probably 1930s. Includes: Dorothy Dworkin (8th from left, front) and Joe Graner (2nd from right, front).
Name Access
Dworkin, Dorothy, 1890-1976
Graner, Joseph
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6086
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6086
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Joseph Graner with his son, Irwin, changing a flat tire at the side of the road.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Graner, Irwin
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6087
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6087
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Joseph Graner changing a flat tire at the side of the road with his daughter Ida Graner.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Graner, Ida
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6090
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6090
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Enoch (Henry) Grunier (left) and Joseph Graner, probably Toronto, 1910s. Grunier was a furrier.
Name Access
Grunier, Enoch (Henry)
Graner, Joseph
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6091
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6091
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph from a carte de visite of Joseph and Temma Graner, probably Toronto, 1910s.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Graner, Temma
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the head table at the 1970 Negev dinner held in honour of Leon E. Weinstein.
Seated fourth from the left is Stephen Berger.
Name Access
Berger, Stephen
Weinstein, Leon E.
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 3045
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3045
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Joseph Graner; E.F. Singer; Samuel Factor, M.P.
Name Access
Factor, Samuel
Graner, Joseph
Singer, E. F.
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 515
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
515
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nathan K. Hundert, secretary of the Kiever Synagogue.
Notes
No negative.
Name Access
Hundert, Nathan K.
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired 22 June 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1019
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1019
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1965 and 1975?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of a bar mitzvah at the Kiever Shul; depicting a young man at various points in the temple.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w : 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Israel Sholom Langner was born in Toronto to Rabbi Solomon and Frimet (née Babad) Langner. He is in the trucking business and is currently active with the Shaarei Tzedec and Kiever Synagogues. He is also involved with the Jewish Education Program (JEP), affiliated with Ohr Somayach International.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Sholom Langner.
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Education Program (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Langner, Israel Sholom
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 Sept. 1963
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four group photographs of members of the Kiever Synagogue seated with Rabbi Solomon Langner, and one image of a member standing next to the Aron Kodesh.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Langner, Solomon
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
97
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1910-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the business career and community involvement of Joseph Graner. Included are receipts, insurance release foms, bills, and an auditor's financial report. His company is decribed on letterheads as dealing with steamship tickets, real estate, foreign exchange, insurance, loans, mortgages, valuations, and rent collection. There are three items of historic paper foreign currency from Germany and Russia. As well there are order forms for Universal Garment Company Sportswear Specialists, and a seal for Joseph Graner, Justice of the Peace for Toronto and the County of York. Finally there are press clippings and correspondence pertaining to his community activities with organizations such as Associated Hebrew Schools, Goel Tzedec Synagogue, Ontario Zionist Association, the Conservative Association, and committees protesting the persecution of Jews in Poland and Gemany before the Second World War.
Administrative History
Joseph Graner was one of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Dispensary (the forerunner of Mount Sinai Hospital). A biography is included with the Instrument of Donation.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
86 photographs : col. (26 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Date
1975-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the synagogue interior during the restoration and one exterior view dated 1975.
Descriptive Notes
Photographs taken by Michael Shockett, for the Archives Committee.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Physical Description
7 drawings : blueline prints ; 61 x 50 cm
Date
[ca. 1923]
Scope and Content
Drawings include: south & west elevations; cross section; details of window frames and balcony basement, ground floor, roof and balcony plans. Benjamin Swartz was the architect.
Use Conditions
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.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
34 photographs : col. ; 26 x 21 cm and 10 x 15 cm
Date
1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 33 photographs of the interior of the Kiever Synagogue at 28 Denison Square, Toronto, and one exterior view of the shule, as well as a letter from the Toronto Historical Board to Dr Stephen Speisman, Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and graphic material
Date
1919-1974
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material donated by Peggy Goldsbie. It includes: photographs of the Spadina Walk Committee and the Kiever Cantorial Concert; a CJC programme book for the 7th Plenary Session (1947); a union dues book that belonged to Morris Goldstein for the Piano, Organ and Phonograph Worker's Union (1919); and two directories for the Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society (1944, 1952)
Name Access
Spadina Walk Committee.
Cantorial Concert.
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
CJC Plenary.
Piano, Organ and Phonograph Workers' Union.
Toronto Hebrew Benevolent Society.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-3-6
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Physical Description
12 drawings: blueline and pencil: 111 x 77cm or smaller
1 folder of textual material
Date
1924-1981
Scope and Content
This accession consists of the original architectural plans of the Kiever Synagogue in Kensington Market as well as plans drawn by Martin Mendelow for the Synagogue's restoration in the early 1980s. Also included is a Mendelow drawing of the Minsk Synagogue and textual materials relating to the Kiever
Custodial History
Materials were kept by Martin Mendelow
Administrative History
Martin Mendelow is a well known architect working in the Toronto area. His professional association with the Kiever Synagogue began when he was hired as architect of the Synagogue's restoration, which was completed in the early 1980s
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Menedelow, Martin
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-161
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-161
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : col.
1 folder of textual records
Date
1970-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 2 photographs of the exterior of the Kiever Synagogue (taken by Rolf Lederer in 1991) and correspondence from the Orthodox Community Council of Toronto.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-4-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
7 watercolours : 11 x 16 cm
Date
1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of seven watercolour paintings by Hans Plania of Toronto synagogue buildings, including the Kiever, Knesseth Israel, First Narayever, Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard (Palmerston shul), the Beach Hebrew Institute, and the former Beth Jacob on Henry Street.
Name Access
Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beach Hebrew Institute (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
First Narayever Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
29 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
2 folder of textual records
Date
1988-1989
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs taken at the Kiever Synagogue and two pieces of correspondence regarding services at the shul. The photographs depict people inside the sanctuary during a service, possibly a Bar Mitzvah, as well as people seated outside at patio tables. The photographs were taken on 15 July 1989.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these records. This accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2950
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2950
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: Fischel Cooper in centre; [Al Green?].
Name Access
Cooper, Fischel
Green, Al
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Youth
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1439
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1439
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fischel Cooper with boys from his youth congregation. Cooper was associated with the Kiever Synagogue. Boy on far left is Norman Trachter.
Notes
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Name Access
Cooper, Fischel
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Trachter, Norman
Subjects
Youth
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
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