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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
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
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
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
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 Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
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
Accession Number
2013-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
31 Mar. 1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one Jewish National Fund certificate issued to Louis Gelber and Sara (Morris) Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Louis
Gelber, Sara
Jewish National Fund
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
Date
[ca. 1950]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Ella Fleischmann standing in her kitchen in Toronto next to her Jewish National Fund (JNF) Charity box (tzedakah box).
Custodial History
The photograph was in the possession of Ella's niece, Lilian Rosenthal. She gave it to the OJA on behalf the Ella's daughter who lives in Israel.
Use Conditions
None
Name Access
Fleischmann, Ella
Jewish National Fund
Source
Archival Accessions
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
Accession Number
2018-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-9
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
1 audio cassette
Date
1960-1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to Gordon Kushner's activities as music director of Beth Tzedec Congregation. The accession includes Kushner's compositions for V'al Kulam (1982), Mi Sheberach (1983), and Tikanta (1987) along with a collection of compositions by Srul Irving Glick, Paul Kowarsky, and Sid Robinovitch. Of particular note is a composition commissioned by the Canadian Jewish Congress for the Jewish Music Festival 1960. Recordings of selections from Robonvitch's compositions are included in an audio cassette. Also included are correspondence, meeting minutes, repertoire and music lists, and choir membership lists, and program books related to the activities of the Beth Tzedec choir and its performances, such as its participation in various Jewish music festivals. In addition, there are records related to Mel Sach's resignation from the Toronto Jewish Cultural Council as program coordinator; bulletins of Beth Tzedec Congregation, and Jewish Music Committee meeting minutes.
Administrative History
Gordon Kushner (1916-2007) was the music director of the Beth Tzedec Congregation (previously Goel Tzedec) in Toronto from 1948 to 1999. Born in Winnipeg, Kushner trained as a pianist under Gwendda Owen Davies and appeared with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1940. After serving as a bandsman in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, he resumed his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under John Weinzweig in theory and conducting in 1946. As music director for Beth Tzedec Congregation, he composed several choral compositions for the synagogue and coordinated the Beth Tzedec Choir's participation in various concerts and events across Toronto, including the Jewish Music Festival sponsored by the Music Committee of the Toronto Jewish Cultural Council of Toronto Jewish Congress. Kushner was active in the cultural activities of the Toronto Jewish community. He was a member of the education and cultural committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1950 and became co-chair of the central region music committee in 1967. Kushner was also a music educator and during the 1960s taught at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music Summer School, which he became director of in 1969. He served as the Principal and Vice-Principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music from 1978 to 1991.
Subjects
Music festivals
Synagogue music
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Kushner, Gordon, 1916-2007
Source
Archival Accessions
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
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Rabbi Jordan Pearlson, Temple Sinai, Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Pearlson, Jordan
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-2008
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence relating to Adas Israel's search for a rabbi and cantor. It also includes programme books from tribute dinners honouring Rabbi Morton Green and Cantor Kirshblum.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jewish National Fund
Green, Morton (Rabbi)
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975, 1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish National Fund and Adas Israel synagogue sponsored dinners in honour of Rabbi Morton Green.
Scope and Content
File consists of programmes and invitations to testimonial dinners given in honour of Rabbi Morton Green as well as a newspaper article about his tenure at Adas Israel.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Hebrew Men of England congregation regarding the loan of a sefer torah, and correspondence with the Community Service Division of Yeshiva University regarding the loan of prayer books. Also included is a letter thanking Beth Tzedec synagogue for donating a lectern, reading table, and other items to the newly established congregation.
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Yeshiva University
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
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 Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
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 Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
1
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 1175
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1175
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1933 or 1934]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
This group was organized by Mrs. Faye Hyman who swept streetcars at night for the Jewish National Fund and who had Tisha B'av collections.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Agudah Lemaan Hakeren. Faye Hyman is pictured in the front row, second from the left.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
Agudah Lemaan Hakeren
Hyman, Faye
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
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3411
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3411
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Many prominent individuals are shown in this photograph, with names written on the bottom.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Zionism
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956-1978
Physical Description
447 photographs : b&w and col. (392 negatives) ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Negev dinners were established in 1948, coinciding with the creation of the State of Israel, as an annual fundraising dinner. The Jewish National Fund hosted these annual dinners in honour of a leading Canadian citizen, and the proceeds from the dinners were used to establish JNF projects in Israel in the name of the honouree. The JNF projects have, and continue to do so today, raised money to purchase land in Israel's Negev desert and for re-forestation efforts.
The annual dinner was dedicated to a member of the Toronto Jewish community, who had demonstrated outstanding support and commitment to the Community and to the State of Israel. In honour of this individual's contributions, the secured land in Negev was named after them. The honourary guests were presented with awards of appreciation from members of the Canadian and International Jewish community, often including delegates from Israel. The dinners were attended by prominent members of Toronto's Jewish community, including politicians, business men, and philanthropists.
Each subsequent dinner became larger and more successful in its aim to raise funds for Israel, as a result this event soon became the most significant Jewish event in Toronto. As well, it was also the largest annual kosher meal served in Toronto.
The JNF produced an annual Negev Dinner yearbook, commemorating the event, and documenting both the lives of the honouree's family and the current activities of the JNF. As well, the names of individuals who donated money for the JNF projects were recorded in the Souvenir books under patrons and sponsors of the dinners.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives taken by Al Gilbert documenting eight Negev Dinners hosted by the Jewish National Fund. The images depict the various activities undertaken at these dinners including: the procession and introduction of the head table guests, the presentation of awards, speeches, toasts, presentation of flowers to the honouree or the wife of the honouree, and the entertainment. The majority of the negatives are portraits taken of the guests posing with the honouree and his or her family. One dinner in this series was dedicated to the Toronto Jewish Community (1956) on the year of its centenary, while the others are in honour of one significant member of the community.
There were Negev dinners held across Canada; however, the dinners in this series were all held in Toronto and were primarily attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community. The honourees documented in this series include: 1956, Toronto Jewish Community; 1966, Bert Godfrey; 1967, Nathan Silver; 1968, Phil Givens; 1970, Leon E. Weinstein; 1973, Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker; 1974, Phil Granovsky; 1978, Eric and Esther Exton.
Notes
Selection for this series reflects the various activities of the Negev dinners, including: speeches, toasts, award presentations, dinner tables, introductions, honourees, entertainment and presentation of flowers. In addition, we selected a sample of images documenting the dinner tables and guests who were not part of the evening's programme, and therefore, would not be captured in the aforementioned criteria.
Name Access
Negev
Jewish National Fund
Godfrey, Bert
Silver, Nathan
Givens, Phil
Weinstein, Leon E.
Diefenbaker, Rt. Hon. John G.
Granovsky, Phil
Exton, Eric
Exton, Esther
Subjects
Awards
Dinners and dining
Fund raising
Arrangement
Series has been arranged into files representing each annual dinner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
21 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Centre's new building, home for the Toronto Zionist Council, was located at 788 Marlee Avenue.
The Toronto Zionist Council, the Toronto branch for the Zionist Organization of Canada, was founded in 1907.Their mandate was to promote the ideals of Z.O.C in Toronto, which necessitated the responsibility of heading up and organizing local programmes for the Toronto Jewish community.
This organization played a prominent role within the community, renting space to several Jewish organizations including: Ajalon Lodge, Camp Shalom, Canadian Zionist Federation, Hadassah Wizo, Herzl Zion Organization, Israel Medical Association, Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, Keren Hatarbut, Linitzer Society, Sons of Abraham, Mozirer Society, Toronto Independent Benevolent Society, United Israel Appeal, Yavne Zion Congregation, Young Judaea, Youth & Hechalutz Zion Benevolent Society. The building also housed the Zionist Organization of Canada's national headquarters.
Many of these organizations were affiliated with the Toronto Zionist Council. Due to the volume of Zionist organizations operating out of the Zionist Centre, the building came to be regarded as the official centre for all Zionist activities in Toronto.
Plans for the new Zionist Centre of T.Z.C. were conceived in 1962 after the earlier building on Spadina Ave. was sold to the St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Institute.
Ground was broken on November 1, 1962 and a drawing of the building was put on display at the Diamond Jubilee Convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada held in Toronto.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday December 23, 1962 at 11:00 am. The ceremony was officiated by members of the Toronto Zionist Council's building committee, which was comprised of: Louis L. Lockshin, Stephen E. Berger, John R. Devor, Controller Philip G. Givens, and Julius Hayman. Phil Givens--president--and Louis L. Lockshin--chairman of the building committee--conducted the ceremony.
Also present were Eliezer N. Dembitz, Consul of Israel; Joseph N. Frank, National President of the Zionist Organization of Canada; and Julius Hayman, President of the Central Division of Z.O.C.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the negatives documenting the laying of the cornerstone ceremony for the new Zionist Centre of the Toronto Zionist Council.
Notes
Selection for this series was based on the following criteria: site building, ceremonial, and members of the building committee.
Name Access
Zionist Centre
Toronto Zionist Council
Lockshin, Louis L.
Berger, Stephen E.
Devor, John R.
Givens, Philip G.
Hayman, Julius
Dembitz, Eliezer N.
Frank, Joseph N.
Zionist Organization of Canada
Ajalon Lodge
Camp Shalom
Canadian Zionist Federation
Hadassah-Wizo
Herzl Zion
Israel Medical Association
Jewish Agency
Jewish National Fund
Keltzer Sick Benefit Society
Keren Hatarbut
Linitzer Society
Sons of Abraham
Mozirer Society
Toronto Independent Benevolent Society
United Israel Appeal
Yavne Zion Congregation
Young Judeae
Youth & Hechalutz
Zion Benevolent Society
Subjects
Building
Zionism
Physical Condition
Negatives are cellulose triacetate.
Related Material
see also Zionist Organization of Canada fonds [fonds 28]
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
73 photographs : b&w (42 negatives) ; 26 x 21 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the 1956 Negev dinner held in honour of the Toronto Jewish community's centennial. The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at Toronto's Royal York Hotel. This honourary dinner was bestowed on the community in celebration of the ongoing committment to fostering a strong, supportive and vibrant Jewish community in Toronto.
The dinner was attended and officiated by prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community, including: Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg, Rabbi David Monson, D. Lou Harris, Stephen E. Berger, Rabbi Charles Bender, Manny Rotman, Sol D. Granek, J. Irving Oelbaum, Meyer W. Gasner, Samuel Feldt, Edward E. Gelber, and Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg. The images in this file reflect these individuals' participation in the event.
Name Access
Bender, Rabbi Charles
Berger, Stephen E.
Feinberg, Rabbi Abraham L.
Feldt, Samuel
Gasner, Meyer W.
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Granek, Sol D.
Harris, D. Lou
Jewish National Fund
Monson, Rabbi David
Negev Dinner
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Rosenberg, Rabbi Stuart
Rotman, Manny
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
51 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bert Godfrey was born on June 1, 1908 to Minnie Reisman and Solomon Godfrey. He married Ruth Grossman and they had two children named Corrine Leigh and Sheldon. Bert Godfrey was president of S. Godfrey Co. Ltd, a wool import and export company founded by Samuel Godfrey.
Godfrey contributed much time and energy to the cause of Israel and other philanthropic pursuits. Mr. Godfrey was founding president of Beth Tzedec and former president of Goel Tzedec. He served as president of the Bureau of Jewish Education and was founding president of of the United Synagogue Day School. He also sat on several different boards including: Mount Sinai, Jewish home for the Aged, United Jewish Welfare Fund and the Canadian Jewish Council.
Other awards presented to Bert Godfrey include, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America's Louis Marshall Award in 1961 and the National Human Relations Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews in 1964.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the 1966 Negev Dinner held in honour of Bert Godfrey. The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at the Royal York Hotel and was attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community.
Images are of the main activities and participants of the event including speeches and presentations from the following guests: Alfred Green, Rabbi Gedalia Felder, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Nat Hurwich, Manny Rotman, Honourable Gabriel Lourie, Honourable Allan A. Grossman, Mayor Philip G. Givens, Samuel Shainhouse, Morris B. Kaufman, Rabbi David Monson, Max Schecter, Honourable Mr. Justice Abraham H Lieff, Rabbi Stuart E. Rosenberg, Louis L. Lockshin, Rabbi Louis J Cashdan, and Julius Hayman.
Name Access
Negev Dinner
Jewish National Fund
Godfrey, Bert
Green, Alfred
Felder, Rabbi Gedalia
Schild, Rabbi Erwin
Hurwich, Nat
Rotman, Manny
Lourie, Honourable Gabriel
Grossman, Allan A.
Givens, Philip G.
Shainhouse, Samuel
Kaufman, Morris B.
Monson, Rabbi David
Schecter, Max
Lieff, Mr. Justice Abraham H.
Rosenberg, Rabbi Stuart E.
Lockshin, Louis L.
Cashdan, Rabbi Louis J.
Hayman, Julius
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
53 negatives : b&w and col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leon E. Weinstein was born in the back room of his family's grocery store in Toronto on August 19, 1909. His parents names were Sam and Sarah Weinstein. Leon married Anna Sackin and together they had three children named: Carol Joy, Frances Lee, and Henry Jacob. Continuing in his family's line of work, Leon was President and General Manager for a large grocery corporation called Power Super Markets Limited.
He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community and held several appointments with B'nai B'rith, United Jewish Appeal Toronto, Israel Bond Drive, United Appeal of Greater Toronto, United Jewish Welfare Fund, Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged and many more. He was a member of the Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the Negev dinner held in tribute to Leon E. Weinstein. The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at the Royal York Hotel and was attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations made by the following guests: Robert R. Hall, Rabbi Dr. Moses J. Burak, James F. Kay, Rabbi Harold Lerner, Eric Exton, Charles A. Kent, Lewish J. E. Moses, Philip Granovsky, David L. Dennis, Mrs. Arnold Finkler, Hon. Dr. Aba Gefen, Hon. Allan Grossman, Philip Givens, Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, and Abraham Ephraim Diamond.
Name Access
Weinstein, Leon E.
Hall, Robert R.
Burak, Rabbi Dr. Moses J.
Kay, James F.
Lerner, Rabbi Harold
Exton, Eric, 1907-1997
Kent, Charles A.
Moses, Lewis J.E.
Dennis, David L.
Finkler, Mrs. Leona
Gefen, Hon. Dr. Aba
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Givens, Phillip
Plaut, Rabbi W. Gunther
Diamond, Abraham Ephraim
Granovsky, Philip
Jewish National Fund
Negev dinners
B'nai B'rith
United Jewish Appeal
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Israel Bonds Drive
Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
50 negatives : b&w and col. ; 11 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eric Exton (1907-1997) was born in Potschappel, Germany. He was expelled in the "Kristall Nacht" purge of students from his college in November 1938, where he studied industrial chemistry. He fled to England, where he was interned and then sent to Canada in 1940, where he spent a year in the Sherbrooke internment camp for refugees.
Eric and Esther Exton were married on August 17, 1948. They had two children named Sybil and Lennie. Esther was a dressmaker for many years and Eric worked in a variety of different positions, eventually starting the first mortgage investment corporation to be publicly traded in Canada.
Eric was president of the Eglinton Lodge B'nai B'rith in 1959, President of Hillel in 1970, and Chairman of the Inaugural Convention of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada in 1967. He also held the positions of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Toronto organization of the Jewish National Fund. Finally, he served as President of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care for a three year term.
Esther Exton was also a member of the Eglinton Chapter B'nai B'rith and was President for one term and co-chairman of B'nai B'rith Women's Israel Bond Committee. She was also co-chairman for the Women's Division of United Jewish Appeal Israel Special Fund campaign and President of the Women's Auxiliary of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care.
Both Eric and Esther were devoted to the cause of Israel and the Jewish community in Toronto. Their dedication was passed on to their two children who, following their parents lead, have taken active roles within the Jewish community.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the Negev dinner held in tribute to Eric and Esther Exton.
The evening's programme included presentations and speeches from the following: Robert R. Hall, Frank Wolfe, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Rabbi J. Benjamin Friedberg, Hon. David Ariel, Nathan Scott, Jack Gwartz, Jack Friedman, Abe Posluns, Nathan Starr, Dr. Mark A. Siegal and Joseph Kerzner.
Name Access
Exton, Esther
Exton, Eric, 1907-1997
Hall, Robert R.
Wolff, Frank
Schild, Rabbi Erwin
Friedberg, Rabbi J. Benjamin
Ariel, Hon. David
Scott, Nathan
Gwartz, Jack
Friedman, Jack
Posluns, Abe
Starr, Nathan
Siegal, Dr. Mark A.
Kerzner, Joseph
Negev Dinner
Jewish National Fund
Related Material
See also Fonds 28, Zionist Organization of Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
50 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Silver was born in Warsaw, Poland to Blima and Shul Silver. He married Lily Anne Cooper and they had four children: Shul David, Deborah Ruth, Joseph Baruch, and Bonnie Suzanne. Nathan served in the Second World War as an artillery gunner in the Canadian Army. His occupation was that of a builder and developer and he played an active role within the Toronto Jewish community, operating as National Chairman of the Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, executive member of the United Zionist Congress, and, as well, he was a member of the World Executive Zionist Revisionist Movement. Nathan Silver was also an advocate of Jewish education and was Chairman for the Executive of the Associated Hebrew Schools.
Scope and Content
File consists of images documenting the Negev dinner held in honour of Nathan Silver at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Included on the evening's programme were: Lewis J.E. Moses; Rabbi Emanuel Forman; Rabbi Joseph Kelman; Hon. Dr. Aba Gefen; Louis L. Lockshin; Eric Exton; Rabbi Dr. David Monson; Cantor Zvee Aroni accompanied by Leo Spellman; Philip G. Givens; William Stevenson; Samuel Shainhouse; and Stephen Berger. This file features several images of the aforementioned individuals participating in their assigned roles for the event.
Name Access
Moses, Lewis J.E.
Forman, Rabbi Emanuel
Kelman, Rabbi Joseph
Gefen, Hon. Dr. Aba
Lockshin, Louis L.
Exton, Eric, 1907-1997
Monson, Rabbi Dr. David
Aroni, Cantor Zvee
Spellman, Leo
Givens, Philip G.
Stevenson, William
Shainhouse, Samuel
Berger, Stephen
Negev dinners
Jewish National Fund
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Revisionist Zionists
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
J. Irving Oelbaum was vice-president of Canadian Jewish Congress.
Scope and Content
Photograph of J. Irving Oelbaum giving a speech at the 1956 Negev dinner held in honour of the Toronto Jewish community on the occasion of its centennial 1856-1956.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
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
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Feldt was president of Feldt's Sandwich Bar and co-owner of Queen City Bowling. He was the Ontario Jewish National Fund Chairman and was actively involved in several other Jewish organizations. In 1961 he was nominated the Man of the Year by the Negev Dinner association, for which a dinner was held in his honour.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Samuel Feldt giving a speech at the Negev Dinner in 1956 held in honour of Toronto's Jewish community on the anniversary of its centennial.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Feldt, Samuel
Jewish National Fund
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
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
D. Lou Harris was born in Birmingham, England in 1897 to Esther and Harry Harris. He came to Canada in 1911 and married Eva Feldstein; they had two children named Molly and Charlotte. Harris worked as an industrialist and founded Atlas Radio Corporation in 1920. He was president of Holy Blossom Temple and national chairman for the Bonds of Israel.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of D. Lou Harris giving a speech at the 1956 Negev dinner held in honour of the Toronto Jewish community on the anniversary of its centennial. Harris was chairman for the dinner.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Harris, D. Lou
Feldstein, Eva
Jewish National Fund
Atlas Radio Corporation
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
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Manny Rotman was born in 1909 to Chaya and Hersh Leib. He married Goldie Kestenbaum and they had three children: Millie, Jennie and Joe. Rotman was president of a hotel corporation and also worked as a business consultant. He was past president of Jewish National Fund, Toronto B'nai B'rith Lodge, and was actively involved with several Jewish organizations.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Manny Rotman giving a speech as the Negev Dinner Committee Chairman for the 1956 Negev dinner.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Rotman, Manny
Jewish National Fund
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
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Stephen Berger was married to Dr. Edith Steinbach and they had two sons named John and Michael. He worked as a civil engineer and was actively involved in the Jewish community holding positions with the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Welfare Fund, Zionist Organization of Canada and others.
Berger was nominated Man of the Year at a Negev Dinner in 1959 and a Nachla was founded in his name in Israel.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Stephen Berger, Chairman of the Jewish National Fund of Toronto, giving a speech at the 1956 Negev dinner.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Berger, Stephen
Jewish National Fund
Steinbach, Dr. Edith
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
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of standing behind the podium presenting certificates at the 1956 Negev dinner.
Standing from left to right are: unidentified, Mark Levy, Stephen Berger, unidentified woman, D. Lou Harris, unidentified woman.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Levy, Mark
Harris, D. Lou
Berger, Stephen
Jewish National Fund
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
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