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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 290
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
290
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Rabbi Dr. David Monson
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1 Dec. 1982
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rabbi Dr. David Monson
Number
AC 070
Subject
World War, 1939-1945
Religion
Interview Date
1 Dec. 1982
Quantity
1
Interviewer
(not stated, likely Jack Lipinsky)
Total Running Time
070A: 27 minutes 070B: 11 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
Rabbi David Monson came to Toronto from Ottawa in June 1939 to serve as the rabbi of the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. He served on the board of the Brusnswick Talmud Torah. He was a member of B'nai Zion and B'nai Brith and was the long-serving rabbi of Beth Shalom.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Monson, David
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Lipinsky, Jack
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Rabbi Monson discusses his early positive working relationships with rabbis within the Toronto Jewish community and explains how sectionalization became a post WWII phenomenon.

In this clip, Rabbi Monson discusses the role and responsibilities of the Canadian Jewish Congress in Toronto from 1939 to 1948.

Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
File
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 April 1968
Physical Description
12 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge installation of officers banquet, held at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. The images depict speakers at the podium, group photographs of members and invited guests, as well as individuals receiving certificates and plaques for distinguished service.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 May 1970
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a mass event, organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, held at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. The images depict speakers at the podium, and the gathered crowd seated in the Synagogue's sanctuary.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Zionist Organization of Canada. Central Region
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947-1967
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Gary and Goldie (née Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, NY. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, Ontario. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Custodial History
The original photographs were loaned to the Archives for copying and were subsequently returned to the donor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 copy photographs documenting the Gary family and their cottages in Pontypool.
Name Access
Gary (family)
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Recreation
Creator
Gary family (Pontypool, Ont.)
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-9-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-2-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
Nov. 1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one dedication programme booklet for the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation at 840 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto.
Custodial History
Paul Gilmore, the Chair of the Archives Committee of Beth Israel in Kingston, found this programme as he was going through the synagogue's records. He mailed it to the OJA for our archives.
Subjects
Synagogue dedication services
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Date
1944-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a newsletter from Frontier Branch 513 of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance, and several documents from Shaarei Shomayim Congregation: a Sunday religious school report card and monthly bulletins.
Subjects
Newsletters
Societies
Synagogues
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Toronto, Ont.)
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 191
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1946?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a notice announcing the broadcast by Rabbi Dr. Judah Washer sponsored by Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 435
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
435
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Apr. 1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Min and Phil Givens attending a Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Min Givens, Phil Givens, Roy McMurtry, Louis Moses, and Abba Gefen (Israel Consul).
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman of The Studio (Toronto)
Name Access
Gefen, Abba
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
McMurtry, Roy
Moses, Louis
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai Brith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division. Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai Brith in 1959.
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens attending a memorial in honour of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Identified in the photographs are Phil Givens and Max Shecter.
Notes
Photographs are by Jacob El-Baz (Toronto) and Benyas-Kaufman Photographers Inc. (Michigan, USA)
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1959-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by the Moses family. The types of records include cemetery papers, such as correspondence, account receipts and the original constitution for Hasiatyner Klaus Beth Israel.
Also included are the original cemetery plans with the official stamp and seal and a copy of the blueprints for the Eitz Chiam School
Administrative History
Isadore Moses moved his family to Canada in 1928. He became president of Toronto’s Husiatiner Klaus Shul, volunteered to co-design Bathurst Lawn Cemetery’s floor plan, and was committed to Jewish education.
His son Lewis Moses, the youngest of seven children, was also deeply committed to the Jewish community. Despite running a busy chartered accountancy practice, the former air force officer devoted much of his energy to Jewish causes. He worked diligently for the Zionist Revisionist Organization, United Jewish Appeal, United Israel Appeal, State of Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, Canadian Zionist Federation, the Board of Jewish Education, Eitz Chaim Schools, and many other organizations. He was co-founder of Torath Emeth Congregation and a Board Member of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. Lewis Moses was honoured at the Negev dinner in 1992
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Husiatiner Klaus Beth Israel.
Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Zionist Revisionist Organization.
United Jewish Appeal.
United Israel Appeal.
State of Israel Bonds.
Jewish National Fund.
Canadian Zionist Federation.
Board of Jewish Education.
Eitz Chaim.
Torath Emeth Congregation.
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
90
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
63 photographs : col. slides, b&w and col. prints, b&w negatives ; 12 x 9 cm and smaller
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a notice and program notes for an emergency meeting held on 30 Mar 1977 at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Antisemitism--Soviet Union
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
105
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1981-May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : col. ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, photographs, programmes and newspaper clippings concerning a symposium held at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue on 21 April, 1981.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Markish, Esther file
Level
Item
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
166
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Feb. 1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Esther Markish on her speaking tour of Canada at a luncheon in Toronto at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
Notes
Photograph by Gadi Hoz.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Luncheons
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie Gary hanging up the wash on the clothesline at her Pontypool residence on Amelia Street.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary and the youngest daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter. The Manettas also owned resort cabins and had the only pool in Pontypool.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Nancy Halter wading in the Manettas pool in Pontypool. Nancy's sister, Frances, is seen in the background with her bathing cap on.
Name Access
Manetta family
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Leslie
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the home of Joseph and Goldie Gary. There is a tree in the front yard with a handmade sign which reads: "Gary's Cottages RU-1-2913, To Rent".
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Frances and Nancy Halter are the daughters of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughters of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter (sitting) and her older sibling Frances (standing) in a children's wading pool on the property of the Gary homestead in Pontypool.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Halter, Frances
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Halter's neice is the daughter of her sister Shirley (née Gary) Cohen.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Joseph Gary, Goldie Gary, Ethel Halter and her neice (crouching) in front of Gary's Cottages.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Cohen
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of six of the ten cottages on the Gary property in Pontypool.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ethel (née Gary) Halter reclining on a lawn chair in her bathing suit at Gary's Cottages.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. The Garys rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Burke, Ethel (Gary) Halter and Goldie Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Gary and Goldie (née Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. Joseph and Goldie rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie and Joseph Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield. They are holding onto a large sunflower.
Notes
Title taken from back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter in her bathing suit, standing in front of Gary's cottages in Pontypool. She is holding a bucket of sand and there is a wooden chair directly behind her.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Brenda Richards fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Brenda Richards fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
26
Material Format
graphic material
object
textual record
Date
1965-1980
Physical Description
37 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Brenda Richards was born in Toronto, attended Ryerson Public School and Harbord Collegiate, and then enrolled in Central Technical School to study commercial art. Brenda was later employed as an art teacher at Humewoood Public School and continued teaching and assisting until she retired at age 60. Her husband Alfred or "Alf" managed a George Richards men’s clothing store.
Following the death of their 21 year old son, the Richards wished to assist other young men and became involved in the Scouting movement. They became the leaders of the 159th 'B' Cub Pack, which met at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto on Wednesday evenings. In the terminology of Scouting, using characters from Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book’, Alfred, the Cubmaster, was known as “Akela” and Brenda, the Assistant Cubmaster was “ Baloo” (the Bear). At its peak, the Cub pack had approximately 36 members but dissolved in 1970. During Brenda’s career in the Cub movement, she was awarded several “Good Service” medals by the Scouting Council of Canada.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of personal records and artifacts accumulated by Brenda Richards during her service as Assistant Cubmaster of the 159th 'B' Toronto Cub Pack. These include Cub and Cub leader regalia and memorabilia, a collection of photographs of the Cub pack and two scrapbooks documenting their activities. The scrapbooks include photographs, poems and other writings by cub members, news clippings and lists of badges earned by various cubs. Also of note are 4 original drawings by Richards.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1 folder of textual records, 2 scrapbooks, 4 drawings, 6 badges, 5 pins, 2 medals, 1 whistle, and 1 woggle.
Fonds is part of the Ontario Jewish Archives' project to acquire material created by the 159th Cub Pack, which was a Jewish troop. The project also includes an oral history interview with Brenda Richards conducted by Martin Wolfish.
Name Access
Richards, Alfred
Richards, Brenda
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Creator
Richards, Brenda
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-5-6
Source
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