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Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Mary (Levine) Soskin
Number
AC 001
Interview Date
15 November 1974
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
001A: 30.41 minutes 001B: 20.58 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Mary (Levine) Soskin, daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine was born in 1895 in Midland Ontario. In 1895 the family moved to Toronto's Ward neighborhood living in the vicinity of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue. After completing her education Mary worked as a bookeeper for her father in his grocery business. After her marriage Mary made her home in Los Angeles.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Soskin, Mary
Levine, Moses
Levine, Sarah
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Geographic Access
St. John's Ward
Toronto
Midland, Ontario
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 001,Mary Soskin\Mary Soskin transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Bathurst Street
Subjects
Buildings and structures
Religion
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4981
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4981
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Annie was the daughter of Jacob Draimin.
Ike was Treasurer of Goel Tzedec and succeeded his father-in-law as Chairman of the Chevra Kadisha.
Notes
Original photo by Dufresne Toronto Arcade.
Name Access
Brodie, Annie Draimin
Brodie, Isaac (Ike)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Draimin, Jacob
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
1989-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4991
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4991
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photograph is a composite of two photographs.
Name Access
Draimin, Jacob
Draimin, Flora
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
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
1989-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4989
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4989
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Original photo by Thompson Bros. 177 1/2 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Draimin, Jacob
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
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
1989-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4845
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4845
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1894
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Hyman Stein was a founder of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. He died in 1907 in Toronto at the age of 63.
Notes
Photo by A. J. Miller, 294 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Stein, Hyman
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
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
1989-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Bathurst Street
Subjects
Buildings and structures
Religion
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
50
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Bathurst Street
Subjects
Buildings and structures
Religion
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3163
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3163
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Admin History/Bio
The University Synagogue was located at 151 University Avenue at the north-east corner of Elm Street. It was founded in 1883 and about three years later they bought a former Methodist Church. It was the immediate ancestor of Goel Tzedec Synagogue located further down University Avenue at 77-81 and then later 93 University Avenue, below Dundas Street.
Notes
Photograph printed from slide.
Name Access
University Avenue Synagogue
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
The Ward
Subjects
Buildings and structures
Religion
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1873
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1873
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1927 or 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was David Siegel.
Name Access
Siegel, David
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1874
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1874
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
University Avenue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Zimmerman, Mark
Subjects
Education
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
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right, are: Israel Gang; Roy Shapiro; Rabbi Samuel Sachs; [unknown]; David Siegel; Sarah Siegel; Mark Zimmerman; [unknown]; [unknown]; [Carl or Murray] Keyfetz. This photograph was taken looking north on University Avenue.
Notes
Photograph is the same as photo 1876.
Name Access
Gang, Israel
Shapiro, Roy
Sachs, Rabbi Samuel
Keyfetz, Carl
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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
1979-11-15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1923
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1923
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Education
Religion
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
1980-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4068
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4068
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
University Avenue
Subjects
Buildings and structures
Religion
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
1979-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4295
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4295
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Back row, left to right: Isadore Marcus (President, Goel Tzedec); [unknown]; Rabbi Jesse Schwartz; [unknown]; Sol Kauffman.
Front row, left to right: [unknown]; Ida Strauss; [unknown]; Capt. Lillian Smith.
Notes
Photo by Alexandra Studios.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Marcus, Isadore
Smith, Lillian
Schwartz, Rabbi Jesse
Kauffman, Sol
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Children and youth
Clubs and lodges
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
1987-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4650
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4650
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are those seated, left to right: Samuel J. Zacks; Rabbi Jesse Schwartz (Goel Tzedec); Morris Bearg (Maurice Berg?).
Name Access
Jewish Organizations
Zacks, Samuel J.
Schwartz, Rabbi Jesse
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Berg, Maurice
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-[ca.1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Goel Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto, including a script of a Sisterhood play, and religious school newsletters "Keren Ami". There is a program for the Beth Tzedec's First Congregational Dinner (1955), a certificate for charter members of the North Toronto YMHA awarded to the law firm of Singer and Kert, and a Young Judea publication "The Leader" (1938) which includes a prize winning address by Sheldon Kert. As well there is a menu from "Old Ed's", one of Ed Mirvish's restaurants.
Administrative History
The Singer and Kert law partnership lasted from 1920-1965. Joseph Singer was a gold metalist at Osgoode Hall in 1911. He was the first Jewish Controller in Toronto, and legal adviser to the Primrose Club. At the time of his death in 1967 he had practiced law for 56 years.
Lawrence Kert helped organize the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. He was on the board of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. When he passed away in 1976 he had been a lawyer for 56 years.
Name Access
Kert, Sheldon
Kert, Lawrence
Singer, Joseph
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
39
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
28 photographs : b&w (11 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
2 scrapbooks
Admin History/Bio
Rose Dunkelman (1889-1949) was born Rose Miller in Philadelphia to Mr. Harry Miller and Mrs. Dora (Belkin) Miller. At the age of 13 she moved to Toronto where she received her education and where she resided with her family until her death in 1949 at the age of 59. Rose Dunkelman devoted her life to helping the less fortunate, particularly children and orphans, and to championing the cause of Zionism at home and abroad. She was internationally known and respected for her philanthropic work and for her knowledge of, and dedication to, Zionist causes. She was a leader in the Canadian Jewish community for more than 30 years.
On 19 January 1910 she married David Dunkelman (1883-1978), founder and president of Tip Top Tailors Ltd. The couple had 6 children: Joseph, Ernest, Benajamin, Theodora, Veronica (Annenberg) (Ourisman) and Zelda (Wilner).
Rose was a founding member of the Zionist Organization of Canada, vice-president of the Ontario Zionist Region, and founded and chaired the Canadian branch of Youth Aliyah in 1933. For over 25 years, Rose held various positions within the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, including president of the Toronto Council of Hadassah (1921), honourary president on the executive board (1938-40), joint chairman of the war effort (1941), president of the Hadassah Organization of Canada Central Chapter of Toronto (1937-8; 1945-6), and honourary national vice-president. Rose also founded the Hadassah Bazaar in 1924. There is currently a Canadian Hadassah day care centre in Neve Sharett named in her honour as well as the Rose Dunkelman Memorial Community Center in Hadassim erected in 1950 in her memory.
In 1930, prompted by the 1929 attack on Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and in Hebron, Rose and David Dunkelman founded the magazine, the Jewish Standard, as a Zionist forum for the English-speaking Jewish population of Canada. She was the periodical's first publisher and managing editor.
After the First World War, Rose worked as an officer with the Canadian Red Cross, bringing war orphans to Canada from Eastern Europe, for which she was presented with the Coronation Medal by King George VI in 1937. She was also active in the rehabilitation of First World War veterans.
During the Second World War, as chair of Ontario Youth Aliyah, Rose helped rescue children from Nazi persecution at Auschwitz, Treblinka, Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps and helped secure their passage to and resettlement in Palestine. Dunkelman held leadership positions in many domestic and international Jewish and Zionist programs and projects -- many focused on the welfare of Jewish children -- including the Jewish National Fund, Karen Hayesod, Karen Kayemeth, Young Judaea, the Toronto Hebrew Free Schools, and the YM-YWHA. She also served on the Canadian Family Allowance Board after the Second World War.
After a lengthy illness, Rose died on 20 October 1949 in Toronto at the age of 59. She was buried at Goel Tzedec's cemetery on Dawes Rd. and was later re-interred in Israel's national cemetery at Degania on 14 January 1953, as she requested in her will.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, family letters, newsclippings, event invitations, articles, two scrapbook albums and other textual material relating to Dunkelman's death and re-interment in Israel, her philanthropic activities with Hadassah and Youth Aliyah, and her business activities with the Jewish Standard.
One scrapbook contains a testimonial certificate presented to Rose by Toronto Hadassah on her recovery from ill health (1926), while the other was presented to her by Toronto Hadassah on the occasion of her 57th birthday in 1946. This scrapbook contains photographs of the banquet along with several pages of signatures from members of local Hadassah chapters.
The photographs include: Rose Dunkelman's re-interment in Israel (1953), a birthday banquet for Rose hosted by Hadassah (date uncertain), a portrait of Rose as a young woman (ca. 1905), David Dunkelman as a young boy in Brooklyn, NY (1896), the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) extension (1966), a portrait of Benjamin Dunkelman in Israel (1953), and one photograph of Rose Dunkelman with Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt (1941).
Name Access
Dunkelman, Rose
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Theodore
Dunkelman, Veronica
Dunkelman, Zelda
Dunkelman, Ernest
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Dunkelman, Joseph
Weisgal, Meyer
Steinglass, Meyer F.
Cohen, Israel
Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada
Red Cross
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Tip Top Tailors
Jewish Standard
Family Allowance Board
Jewish National Fund
Karen Kayemeth
Karen Hayesod
Jewish Federated Charities
Hebrew Free Schools
YM-YWHA
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Children and youth
Education
Philanthropy and fundraising
Zionism
Physical Condition
Some of the documents are very brittle.
Related Material
Ben Dunkelman fonds 2: (accession 2000-3-4)
Ben Dunkelman accession: 1978-6-6
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds 28, series 6, file 27
photo #4690
Hadassah accession: 1978-1-2, 1984-12-3, 2003-3-1, MG2 J1I
The Jewish Standard: MG9
Creator
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Accession Number
1988-5-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Ellis I. Shapiro. The photograph is attached to the inside cover of a United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto annual President's report (1961). The UJWF annual meeting honoured Ellis I. Shapiro.
Name Access
Shapiro, Ellis I.
B'Nai Brith
Northwood Golf and Country Club
Primrose Club
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Camp Council of Toronto
YM-YWHA
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto
UJWF
United Jewish Appeal
Beth Tzedec 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.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1892-1959
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky was born in Smila, Poland in 1870. He graduated from the Imperial Music School in 1887. At the age of 17, he took on his first cantorial post in Kiev. Subsequently, he was hired as cantor in Bakmut, Sevastopol, Constantinople and Bucharest.
In 1907 he emigrated to the United States to accept a position with the Ohev Tzedec Synagogue in New York City. In 1909, he became the cantor of the Anshe Knesset Synagogue in Chicago. In 1912 he was invited to Toronto to assume the post of uber-cantor at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. Later he served at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue, where he remained until his retirement in 1955.
Cantor Wladowsky was invited to give concerts throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. He was one of the most popular and celebrated cantors in North America. He composed numerous and widely sung liturgical compositions, notably Modim. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cantors Association of America and the President of the Agudath Ha'hazzanim of Toronto. In addition to his cantorial duties, he was also a mohel and performed circumcisions in Toronto during his career. Cantor Wladowsky died in 1963 at age 92 and is buried in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the life and activities of Cantor Bernard Wladowsky. The records consist of the following types of material: newspaper clippings, correspondence, record books of weddings and circumcisions, concert programs and liturgical compositions.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Occupations and professions
Creator
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Accession Number
1976-10-5
1980-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a wedding ceremony inside Goel Tzedec Synagogue on University Avenue.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
University Avenue Shul
Subjects
Events and celebrations
Personal and family life
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
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 9; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Miscellaneous collection series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
9
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Elias Pullan was born in Telz, Province of Kovno, Lithuania in 1865. He came to Canada in 1885 and started a waste paper and scrap business called E. Pullan Limited. He married Bertha Helner in 1890 and together they had 10 children named: Harry, Joe, Emanuel, Gordon, Martha, Dorothy, Bessie, Rita, Jennie and Helen. Elias Pullan was the president of the Kehilla in Toronto and President, Treasurer and Parnass of Goel Tzedec Synagogue. He was also the founder and first President of the Simcoe St. Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Image is of Elias Pullan.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Pullan, Elias
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Kehilla
Simcoe St. Talmud Torah
E. Pullan Limited
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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