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Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of publicity brochure for the Temple Sinai building program.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
52
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1921-1986
Physical Description
1.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Dora Till (1896-1987) was a leading member of the Toronto Jewish community. She helped found and served on the executives and boards of many organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, the United Jewish Welfare Fund (UJWF), the Candian Jewish Congress Central Region, and the Baycrest Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was honoured numerous times in her life with awards and tributes for her contributions to the Jewish community.
Till was born in New York City on 20 March 1896, one of six children of Max and Yeta Tobias. Her parents had emigrated from Poland prior to 1892. When Dora was four, the family moved to Toronto where Max Tobias worked as a tailor. In her teens, Till was an active member of two social clubs for girls, the Boot and Shoe Society (for mothers and children in need) and the Herzl Girls Club.
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragically at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
In 1918, Till joined the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society and she served as its vice-president for the next fifteen years. This was the beginning of a lifetime career in family welfare, health care and services for the aged. Till helped found and was the first president of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, which provided mothers and children in need with a two-week holiday in the country.
From the 1920s until the 1940s, Till served on several boards including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund, as well as the Welfare Fund's Women's Division and Women's Service Council. In 1950, she became the first woman to be named honourary vice-president of the UJWF. In 1955, after many years affiliation with the Jewish Home for the Aged, Dora Till organized the newly built Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Women's Auxiliary, becoming its first president. She also served for 40 years on the executive board of the Family and Child Service Bureau, the precursor to Jewish Family & Child Services. Till was an active member of many other Jewish organizations, including the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai Brith Women, the Mount Sinai Women's Auxiliary, the Jewish Camp Council, and Toronto United Community Appeal - Community Chest. She was also a member of Goel Tzedec Congregation and its successor, Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Dora Till was honoured with several awards and tributes in her lifetime for her contributions to Jewish life, health and welfare in Toronto. In 1956, the Dora and Morris Till Bungalow at the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home was dedicated. In 1969, she was the first woman to recieve UJWF's Ben Sadowski Award for Jewish Community Service. As well, in 1977, she received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal for outstanding community service. In 1983 a Baycrest Centre tribute dinner was held in her honour and in 1984, the top floor of the Baycrest Centre was dedicated to her. This was the culmination of a lifetime devoted to social welfare and community service, and it came just a few years before Till's death, on 22 November 1987.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Dora Till's granddaughter, Mrs. Sheila Gottlieb, until they were donated to the OJA in 1987.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting the personal and philanthropic activities of Dora Till, including her ongoing involvement with the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and to a lesser extent other organizations that she was involved or affiliated with. Till's records of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home are some of the few to have survived from this important social service organization.
The organizational records in the fonds include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, financial records, newsclippings, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, architectural drawings, and photographs, primarily of the Mothers and Babes Rest Home and the Baycrest Centre. As well, there are two artifacts: a Baycrest Centre pin and a gold shovel from the groundbreaking ceremony. The personal records in the fonds include family photographs and portraits, writings, newsclippings and general correspondence.
The fonds has been arranged into eight series: 1. Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association. 2. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. 3. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee. 4. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee. 5. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees. 6. United Jewish Welfare Fund. 7. Other organizations. 8. Personal. The records have been described to the file level, while a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 197 photographs (54 negatives), 9 architectural drawings, and 2 objects
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material on the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, please see: Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies fonds 66, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67, Ida Lewis Siegel fonds 15, and the Rebecca Kamarner family fonds 11.
For related material on the Baycrest Centre Women's Auxiliary, please see: Pat Joy Alpert fonds 77 and fonds 14.
For related material on National Council of Jewish Women please see fonds 38.
Arrangement
This fonds had previously been arranged and described as MG6 H. The current arrangement was implemented by the archivist in 2010 and as a result, several files from the former MG were culled or merged. Therefore, the former MG finding aid is no longer accurate.
Creator
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Accession Number
1987-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2011-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two monthly bulletins of Ei-ru'im published by Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, dated December 2011 and January 2012. Each edition includes messages from the President and Rabbi, time of services, calendar of events, milestones and bereavements.
Subjects
Synagogue bulletins
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 318
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
318
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Fay (Haber) Gardner
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
19 November 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Fay (Haber) Gardner
Number
AC 003
Subject
Families
Interview Date
19 November 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
Side one: 30 minutes Side two: 2 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Fay Gardner (nee Haber) was born in Toronto in December 1896. Her parents came from Austria. They met and married in New York and moved to Toronto in about 1894. As a child, Fay's family lived on King Street, LaPlante Street and Walton Street. She attended Elizabeth Street (later Hester Howe) Public School and Wellesley Street Public School. At age 16, Fay and her family moved to Margueretta Street. She got married at age 18.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Gardner, Fay
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
AC 003 Side A:
0.14: Fay was born in Toronto in 1896. Her parents came from Austria. They met and were married in New York.
1.11: Fay’s parents moved to Toronto. Her father was a fur cutter for Fairweather’s on Yonge St. for about 30 years and her mother looked after a second hand shop on King St. for a short time.
2.37: Fay’s family moved to LaPlante Ave. There were few Jewish families in the neighbourhood. Across the street from their home was a mission and the old Sick Children’s Hospital.
4.19: At around age 10, Fay’s family moved to Walton St.
4.33: Fay and her sister attended Elizabeth St. School (which later became Hester Howe School). Hester Howe was the Principal. Fay reminisces fondly about Hester Howe. Fay recalls that she experienced no incidents of antisemitism at school or in the neighbourhood.
6.40: Fay graduated to Wellesley School.
7.00: Fay warmly recalls a welcoming incident with a non-Jewish neighbour, Mrs. Denson.
7.54: Fay recalls that when she came down with diphtheria she was sent to an isolation hospital located next door to the Don Jail. She recalls that Sam Factor (later a Judge) was in the hospital with her at the same time.
8.50: Fay remembers other Jewish families in the area near her Walton St. home – the Factors, the Goldhars and the Baers (?). Gradually, more Jewish families moved into the area.
9.39: Fay reminisces about first meeting Esther Manilla (Rosen) who became a lifelong friend.
10.54: Fay’s family moved to Margueretta St.
11.06: While still living on Walton St., Fay’s family belonged to the Bond St. Synagogue. Fay and her sister attended Sunday school at Bond St. Shul (Holy Blossom) until they moved to Margueretta St.
11.45: Fay’s in-laws belonged to the Rumaneshe Shul on Centre Ave.
12.53: Fay’s sister worked in the millinery at Fairweather’s.
13.06: Fay recalls that the old Toronto Star building was next door to Fairweather’s. She identifies Greg Clark as a journalist & Jimmy Fries as a cartoonist at the time.
13.44: Fay stayed at home to help her mother look after her younger siblings (2 brothers and a sister). She then became an apprentice for Mrs. Holmes in a dressmaking shop on Queen St.
14.33: Fay recalls the few Jewish families near her Margueretta St. home – the Greenwoods (Sol. There were no synagogues in the area.)
16.41: Fay’s younger brothers and sisters attended Kent School at Dufferin and Bloor.
17.26: Fay recalls how she met her husband at age 18. His family lived around Dovercourt Road near Bloor.
19.16: Fay discusses the start of Temple Sinai. Fay’s daughter, Kay, married to Lorne Sandy joined Temple Sinai and Fay followed suit.
20.00: Fay reports no awareness of discrimination against Jews or Blacks when she lived on Margueretta St. Her family was friendly with the neighbours.
21.30: Fay continued to live with her parents after she was married. Her first daughter was born there. Then she and her husband moved to a house on Beatrice and College. Then they moved to Bloor and Gladstone Ave. for more than 30 years.
23.02: Fay recalls shopping on Thursdays in Kensington Market with her mother. (Kaplan’s Creamery, Permutter’s Bakery).
25.11: Fay recounts a visit to Hester Howe School.
26.36: Fay recalls her home on LaPlante St. – outdoor plumbing, potbelly stove, coal oil lamps, chimney lamps. On Walton St. they had indoor plumbing.
28.38: Fay recounts a story from her childhood. Her father purchased a goat to provide milk for her mother’s health. The goat that was kept in an empty neighbouring lot escaped and the neighbourhood ran after the goat to catch it.
AC 003 Side B:
0.0: Fay describes the condition of the sidewalks and roads from her childhood. She mentions an aunt and uncle living on Haggerman St. and Brenner’s Junk Shop.
1.41: Sophie Milgram clarifies a few points made in the interview. Fay was born in December 1896. Her family moved to Margueretta St. when she was age 16. The club she mentioned was the Nordau Club. Fay recalled that while living on Walton St., there was a convert named Singer who attempted to proselytize in the neighbourhood and operated out of the mission.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 5; File 8; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
5
File
8
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (1 negative, 1 slide) ; 18 x 13 cm and 5 x 6 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
Identified in the photo are volunteers Sharron Pollock (left) and Susan Apolinsky. Both were members of Temple Sinai's Youth Council.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Identified standing from left to right are Mrs. Berlin, Karen Jacob and Larry Robbins.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Photograph is closed for 100 years from date of creation.
Name Access
Berlin, Mrs.
Robbins, Larry
Jacob, Karen
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Temple Sinai Youth Group member Karen Jacob volunteering at Folks Farein during Pesach.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Jacob, Karen
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of Temple Sinai Youth Council preparing trays for Passover meals for Jewish patients in one of the hospitals in Ontario. Identified from left to right; Suanne Kelman, Karen Jacob and Peter Vanek.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of photo.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Jacob, Karen
Vanek, Peter
Kelman, Suanne
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photo of Temple Sinai Junior Council members Peter Vanek and Karen Jacob, preparing meals for the Folks Farein Passover banquet.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Jacob, Karen
Vanek, Peter
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Temple Sinai Junior Council volunteers who prepared and carried food trays to Jewish patients during Passover.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of photo.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Temple Sinai youth group volunteers Arlen Lapidus (centre) and Peter Vanek with an unidentified Folks Farein volunteer. They are loading matzot to the trunk of a car.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Vanek, Peter
Lapidus, Arlen
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Karen Jacob (left) and Suanne Kelman holding Passover meal trays. Written on the reverse of the photo is: "Full course meals are carried into the wards of the hospital. The girls are from Temple Sinai."
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Jacob, Karen
Kelman, Suanne
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers file
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm and 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Temple Sinai Youth Council volunteers preparing trays of food for Passover for patients in an Ontario hospital.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Passover
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 174
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
174
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 175
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
175
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 98
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
98
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
75 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm\
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a newspaper article, "Glass artist's vision fulfilled in Metro synagogue."
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave at Toronto's Temple Sinai for the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto Spring General Meeting on 18 April 1977. In the speech, Dunkelman refers to Hadassah, Youth Aliyah and to Israeli politics. The item includes a name tag with Dunkelman's name on it.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 April 1979
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs taken at the annual meeting that took place at Temple Sinai. Images include group shots, speakers at the podium and a Jack Shindman Scholarship award presentation. Identified individuals include: Mrs. Jack Shindman; Yvette Tausinger; Herb Rosenfeld; Hon. John Roberts, M.P,; Joseph Casse; Dr. Henry Fenigstein; and Dr. Bob Diesenhouse.
Name Access
Fenigstein, Henry, 1913-1993
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978-1985
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Libbie and Saul Cowan at their wedding in June 1978 at Temple Sinai, Toronto, a photo of Libbie and Saul with Belle and Phil Aiken (Libbie's brother) at the Cowan wedding, and a portrait of Libbie and Saul in 1985.
Name Access
Aiken, Belle
Aiken, Phil
Cowan, Libbie
Cowan, Saul
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Married people
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a flyer for the Hazzanim in Recital event held at Temple Sinai Synagogue on Wednesday, June 11, 1986.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Toronto Council of Hazzanim
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
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
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dora was born to Yetta and Max Tobias. She married Morris Till and they had one child named Cecil. Dora was an active community leader who also contributed a lot to social service work. She was co-founder and first President for Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, Vice-President of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a board member for the Jewish Family and Child Services, an executive for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Honourary Vice-President of United Jewish Welfare Fund, on the board of Canadian Jewish Council and past President of the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Dora Ann Till.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
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 1987-1-5, Dora Till papers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Shapiro with a group of women likely at a Baycrest Women's Auxiliary tea. They are at the home of Sam and Mary Yolles at 285 Forest Hill Road.
Identified in the photograph is (back row, left to right): Eleanor (Eli) Goorin Yolles, [?], Fanny Shapiro, Lyla Yolles Gould Sears, [?], [?], [?], and Annette (Denny) Eisen Yolles.
(Front row, left to right): [?], Dora Till, Yunya (Clara) Cohl Yolles, [?], and Mary Wilder Yolles.
Notes
Photo by Turofsky
Name Access
Shaprio, Fanny
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Photograph has suffered water damage and is in poor condition.
Related Material
The same image (no water damage) can be found in fonds 14, series 4-13, file 26.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
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
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 231
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
231
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 Dec. 1959
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the wedding of Bonnie Langbord to Sheldon M. Vogel. The wedding took place at Temple Sinai in Toronto. The images depict the interior of the synagogue during the ceremony, the family standing in front of the desert table, and several images of the bride and groom including the cutting of the cake.
Name Access
Langboard, Bonnie
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Vogel, Sheldon M.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Board of Directors and Executive Committee sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Board of Directors and Executive Committee sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The President's Pin of the Women's Auxiliary was designed by Founder President Dora Till and presented to her in 1959 when she left office. All succeeding Presidents have since worn this pin, which consists of Forget-Me-Nots (centre) and the Star of David.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Women's Auxiliary's President's Pin.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
8 May 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting invitations and a photograph of Dora Till delivering a speech.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Portraits
Speeches, addresses, etc
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1963
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Dora Till enjoying tea with a group of Day Care residents.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Related Material
For other records related to the Day Care Program in this fonds, see series 7, file 8.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 May 1957
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the official opening of Baycrest's library and study. Identified in the photographs are: Dora Till (far left) and Frances Wintrob. Standing centre is Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Libraries
Portraits, Group
Rabbis
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Dora Till being presented with the President's Pin on her retirement as President of the Women's Auxiliary. Identified in the photograph is (left to right) : [?], Dora Till, and Lillian Soles.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a brochure.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Annual closing meeting file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-2; File 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Annual closing meeting file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-2
File
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Portraits
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Chanukah meeting file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-2; File 54; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Chanukah meeting file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-2
File
54
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1968]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Gordon Mendly Famous Studio.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Candles and lights (Judaism)
Hanukkah
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
Accession Number
1994-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 11 x 16 cm
Date
1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a concert programme and photographs of the choir in performance.
Administrative History
Beit Shalom (Japan Christian Friends of Israel) is a Protestant Christian group which defines itself in large measure through its prayers for the peace of Jerusalem as well as its unselfish friendship for Israel and the Jewish people.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
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
1979-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2 May 1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one booklet for the annual meeting of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada, Central Region held at Temple Sinai with guest speaker Mr. Gaynor Jacobson, Executive Vice-President of H.I.A.S.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (Toronto, Ont.)
Jacobson, Gaynor
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Torah arks
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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