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Name
Morris Fishman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Number
AC 036
Subject
Antisemitism
Nonprofit organizations
Communities
Synagogues
Societies
Food
Occupations
Clubs
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Richard Menkis
Total Running Time
Side 1 46 minutes Side 2 17 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
Morris Fishman was born September 29, 1916 in New Jersey. His family moved to Welland, Ontario when he was an infant. He attended elementary and high school in Welland and completed two years at the University of Toronto. He worked in a family men's wear business in Welland. Morris was actively involved in the Jewish community including participation in the Anshe Yosher Congregation, the Jewish Cultural Society and the Jacob Goldblatt B'nai Brith Lodge. He was married and had two daughters.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fishman, Morris
Geographic Access
Welland
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 036 Fishman\AC 036 transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Morris Fishman praises the efforts of the non-Jewish community in Welland, Ontario to support the building of a new synagogue following a fire that destroyed the old synagogue in 1954.

In this clip, Morris Fishman discusses the Jacob Goldblatt B’nai Brith Lodge in Welland, Ontario.

Name
Cyrel Troster
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
28 Nov. 2016
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Cyrel Troster
Number
AC 441
Subject
Arts
Charities
Committees
Interview Date
28 Nov. 2016
Interviewer
Melissa Caza
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Material Format
moving images
Name Access
Ontario Jewish Archives
Original Format
Digital file
Transcript
AC 441 Part 1 0:22 Cyrel outlines her academic background and discusses her volunteer & professional positions, including Chair of the OJA, Chair of Cultural Planning & Allocation, served on the Board of the Canadian Jewish Congress & Ontario Jewish Congress and currently serves on the Board of OJA. 0:53 Cyrel discusses the history of the Ontario Jewish Archives. Cyrel. & Susan Cohen obtained federal grants to create a local initiative project with the initial focus to collect information on prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. Cyrel identifies the organizations & individuals who assisted them initially (e.g. Toronto Jewish Historical Society,Victor Sefton) . She discusses the staff, including Steven Speisman, Bess Shockett & Ruth Ladovsky and the location in Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. 4:53 Cyrel describes the creation of the Sense of Spadina Walking tours which were an offshoot of a living exhibit designed for the Triennial for the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1974. She discusses the contributors to the project, including Steven Speisman, Bess Shockett, Marty Mendelow, Charlie & Peggy Goldsbie and Mrs. Langner, the wife of the Rabbi from the Kiever Synagogue. 6:05 Cyrel describes the successful Sense of Spadina Walking Tours held in June 1974. 7:47 Cyrel discusses the formation of day & evening volunteer committees to help catalogue material in OJA’s new location in the basement of 150 Beverly St. She discusses some of the archival donations e.g. Sidney Harris, Ben Kayfetz. 9:12 Cyrel recalls the move to Lipa Green building in early 1980’s. 9:48 Cyrel describes the OJA office at 150 Beverly. St. She describes some of the historical documents that were discovered in the basement. She discusses the volunteers’ responsibilities. 11:27 Cyrel discusses the function of the OJA committee. She discusses Photo Committee. 13:00 Cyrel discusses early efforts to acquire material for the OJA. 15:56 Cyrel explains why an archive specific to the Ontario Jewish community was established. The effort to establish the OJA arose from a small group of researchers, including Steven Speisman, who recognized the importance of preserving ethnic Jewish history. 17:18 Cyrel explains how the material collected by OJA is unique to & valued by the Ontario Jewish community. 18:48 Cyrel discusses some of the challenges faced by OJA in the early years. 19:58 Cyrel discusses the end result of the Toronto Jewish Historical Society. 20:45 Cyrel discusses the evolvement of the Sense of Spadina Walking Tours. She explains how Ellen Scheinberg, archivist, was pivotal in the advancement of the walking tours. Spadina Walking Tours became a part of “Jane’s Walk”. 24:02 Cyrel shares an amusing story about Henry Papernick, retired lawyer & OJA volunteer. 25:35 Cyrel discusses the contributions made by Brooky Robins, assistant to Steven Speisman. She spearheaded the collection of material from northern Ontario. Also involved was Fred Schaeffer. 26:46 Cyrel discusses OJA hosting various community events to donate materials to the archives. 27:41 Cyrel explains that due to the volume of donated material, off-site storage facilities were used at Yonge & Eglinton. 28:04 Cyrel describes the changes and improvements that occurred after moving to the facilities at Lipa Green. 28:55 Cyrel discusses her responsibilities as Chair of OJA between 1983 and 1998. She mentions that she also served on the Ontario Jewish Congress, Ontario Region Executive & the Toronto Jewish Congress. 30:11 Cyrel explains that Jewish Communist papers were passed on to the collection of Multicultural History at St. Michael’s. 30:36 Cyrel discusses some of the projects and exhibits that OJA pursued. 32:05 Cyrel discusses the efforts made by Sol Edell & Marty Mendelow to fix up the Kiever synagogue in the early 1980’s. 34:25 Cyrel explains why the Kiever synagogue was chosen as a focus for an OJA project. 35:25 Cyrel discusses the special projects & direction of the OJA during the period she was Chair. 36:19 Cyrel discusses the biggest challenges faced by the OJA during her sevice as Chair. AC 441 Part 2 00:00 Cyrel discusses the changes in leadership and operation at the OJA ca2000. Staff included Brooky Robins, Susan Jackson and Ellen Scheinberg. 1:54 Cyrel discusses the major projects that occurred while Ellen Scheinberg was Director. 3:09 Cyrel discusses her role with the OJA while Ellen served as Director. 4:07 Cyrel discusses the challenges faced by OJA while Ellen served as Director. 5:23 Cyrel discusses the relationship between OJA and other archives and agencies. 8:00 Cyrel addresses the factors that contributed to the success of the Sense of Spadina Walking Tours. 11:13 Cyrel points that out the general groups participating in the Sense of Spadina Walking Tours tend to be Jewish but Jane’ Walk groups are varied & drawn to the neighbourhood. 11:53 Cyrel discusses why the OJA has played a major role in her life. 12:25 Cyrel shares a story from her personal life in order to illustrate the importance of preserving oral histories. 13:51 Cyrel relates a story told to her by Ben Kayfetz about the Strettiner Rebbe on Cecil Street. AC 441 Part 3 00:00 Cyrel describes the efforts of Sol Edell, Susan Brown and Cyrel to put together an audio-visual presentation to mark the opening of the archives. 2:17 Cyrel describes a conceived project that was not realized.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of the Jewish Druggist's Club "ROKEAH"
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2011-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-10-1
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 m of textual records and other material
Date
1982-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities and the membership of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles, Toronto. Included are meeting minutes, agendas, newsletters, program and event materials, slides, and audio-visual materials documenting Guild events.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Harriet Liebman, the Guild's archivist. They were donated to the archives by the immediate past president, Rikki Blitt.
Administrative History
The Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles was formed in 1982 for those interested in studying and creating textile art and needlework based on Jewish themes. The Guild charges a yearly membership, which supports its programming, exhibits, and newsletter entitled "The Pomegramme".
Use Conditions
Full citation crediting the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles, Toronto must appear in all publications alongside the OJA's required caption.
Descriptive Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes approx. 500 slides (col.), 5 VHS, 1 DVD, 1 audio cassette.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles, Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records
Date
2002-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the operations and activities of the Koffler Center of the Arts. Records include programming and exhibitions materials and catalogues; records related to the Jewish Book Awards; prombotion material in print and AV and assembled into media binders; meeting minutes and general correspondence.
Custodial History
These records were left for the Archives when Koffler moved from the Prosserman JCC to the Artscape Youngplace.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Date
1997-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement with UJA Federation's Cultural Services Planning and Allocation Committee, Cultural Planning and Allocation, and the development of cultural policy. Also included is a program book and silent auction catalogue for an exhibit held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date
1949-2002
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a computer generated scrapbook with text, articles, and hundreds of photos documenting the activities of Club Orion.
Administrative History
Alby Sokol grew up on Markham Street in Toronto. He was part of Club Orion that formed in 1949 and was originally part of the YMHA. The boys stayed connected through the years and still meet regularly. Alby Sokol was a well known sportswriter, at first for the Telegram and then later for the Toronto Star (1970-2000).
He is the cousin of Ted Sokolsky (former CEO of UJA Federation).
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
Club Orion (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36 x 34 cm
Date
1935
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, no. 836 installation dinner and dance, which took place at the Royal York Hotel, on January 14, 1935. Individuals identified in the photo include: Carl Kayfetz, Mel Bochner, Dr. Joseph Gollom, Sam Sable, Moe Palmer, Sam Bregman, Sam Staiman and Sol Staiman.
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
B'nai Brith Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1903-1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two marriage certificates documenting the marriage of Israel Cohen and Bessie (nee Cohen) Cohen from 1903. It also includes early Jewish National Fund (Karen Hayesod) tree planting donation certificates from both the Cohen family and the family of Mr. Saul Greenwood. There are JNF certificates honouring the Daughters of Zion Chapter of Hadassah. There is also a Youth Aliyah Certificate of Honour.
Custodial History
Sheila Smolkin from the Holy Blossom Archives found this in their collection and identified it as not appropriate so she has transferred it to the OJA
Subjects
Clubs
Marriage records
Zionism
Name Access
Greenwood, Saul
Cohen, Israel
Cohen, Bessie
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1963-1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Ab Nisker's involvement in B'nai Brith Canada. In particular, the bulk of the records relate to the B'nai Brith Eastern Canadian Council's fourth all Canadian tour of Israel and Europe. Included is correspondence, itineraries, event invitations, brochures, and participant lists.
Subjects
Clubs
Societies
Travel
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
100
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1967-2013
Physical Description
1.9 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Koffler Centre of the Arts was established in 1977, as part of the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Ave., to enrich the cultural life of Toronto through arts education and exhibitions. The Koffler exists to encourage and develop the creative and artistic potential of the diverse community it serves. The Koffler Gallery as a public gallery and member of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries exhibits, interprets and documents works of excellence in the visual arts with a focus on contemporary Canadian art, including the work of visual artists, emerging artists, and programming of special interest in the Jewish Community.
The Koffler has offered an array of programmatic, education and learning programs, including national and international art exhibitions, educational tours and workshops, literary arts programs, art classes, lectures, concerts, film screenings, and theatre performances. The Koffler has also served public and private school students and their teachers through Koffler Gallery exhibition tours and workshops.
The Koffler Centre is governed by an executive board, standing and ad-hoc committees and is funded by endowments, donations and sponsorhips as its primary sources of funding. The Koffler also receives annual operating support from the UJA Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and all levels of government, including the City of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. The staff consists of an Executive Director, curators, and administrative support staff.
In 2013, after five years of off-site programs, the Koffler Centre of the Arts opened its administrative offices and the new Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace on Shaw Street in downtown Toronto. The Artscape Youngplace facilities showcase Koffler Gallery exhibitions, public programs, expanded school and education programs, as well as Koffler cross-disciplinary programs – literary events, theatre readings and performances, concerts, workshops and more.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities and functions of the Koffler Centre of the Arts and its role in bringing Jewish-inspired visual, dance, dramatic and musical arts to the community. Included are records related to its Board of Directors and committees, its former affiliation with the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre and the YM-YWHA, building campaigns, financial operations, art exhibitions, the Jewish Book Fair and Bookmark Project, educational programming, performances and special events. Records include meeting minutes, memoranda, correspondence, committee reports, budget and financial statements, press clippings and reviews, program guides, art exhibition catalogues, artist statements and CVs, promotional material, photographs, architectural drawings, a sound recording and moving images. The fonds is arranged into the following ten series: Board of Directors, Committees, Planning and Development, Financial and Administrative, Public Relations, Educational Programming, Book Fair, Art Exhibitions, Performances and Events and the Bookmark Project.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 672 photographs, 3 architectural drawings, 1 sound recording, and 7 moving images.
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Subjects
Arts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4749
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4749
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1948 and 1952]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Club One, Pioneer Women, Cecil Street, Toronto.
Name Access
Club One Pioneer Women
Farband
Subjects
Clubs
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 953
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
953
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of the United Youth Club. Pictured left to right are: Morris Lofsky, J. Sharer, S. Kaless (Collis), and A. Linetzky.
Name Access
United Youth Club
Lofsky, Morris
Sharer, J
Kaless (Collis), S
Linetzky, A.
Subjects
Clubs
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
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 24 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, from left to right are: W. Todd, E. Cousins, Ralph Abramsky, C. Storr, R. Shephard, C. Cole, D. Daniels, S. Warren, B. Dodd, V. Walsh, J. Handley, W. McMahon, D. Donnelly, W. McDonald, L. Walsh, L. Goodman, F. Blake, L. McDonald, J. Donakee, Sam Abramsky, D. Riley, H. Walker, Alf Pierce, G. Ranger
Notes
Photograph by Morrison Studio, Kingston
Photograph is a copy.
Name Access
Abramsky, Ralph
Abramsky, Sam
Blake, F.
Cole, C.
Cousins, E.
Daniels D.
Dodd, B.
Donnelly, D.
Goodman, L.
Handley, J.
Limestone Lacrosse Club
McDonald, L.
McDonald, W.
McMahon, W.
Pierce, Alf
Ranger, G.
Riley, D.
Shephard, C.
Storr, C.
Todd, W.
Walker, H.
Walsh, L.
Walsh, V.
Warren, S.
Subjects
Clubs
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of a group of six members of the Jewish boy's club in Kingston, Ontario. The boys are dressed in suits.
Subjects
Clubs
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4049
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4049
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the 25th anniversary banquet of the Arbeiter Ring's Self Educational Club in London, Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of members seated at several banquet tables in a decorated hall.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-8-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2954
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2954
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of the Pioneer Women's closing meeting in Toronto. The photograph depicts a group of women seated in a garden. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Mrs. Nathan Rosen, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mrs. Heifetz, Rose Dukoff, Bessie Harris, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mrs. Haber, Lena Sharpe, Faye Tanenbaum.
Middle row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Birdie Spivak, Esther Pike, Ida Krackover, Helen Krongold, [unidentified], Mrs. Etin, [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], Rose Sharpe, Fannie Ginsberg, Sophie [Solnik?], Helen Nissenbaum.
Name Access
Dukoff, Rose
Etin, Mrs.
Ginsberg, Fannie
Haber, Mrs.
Harris, Bessie
Heifetz, Mrs.
Krackover, Ida
Krongold, Helen
Nissenbaum, Helen
Pike, Esther
Rosen, Mrs. Nathan
Sharpe, Lena
Sharpe, Rose
Solnik, Sophie
Spivak, Birdie
Tanenbaum, Faye
Subjects
Clubs
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1879
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1879
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926 or 1927]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Adelaide Girls' Group
Subjects
Clubs
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
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2369
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2369
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Ha-Gi-La Club met on Stephanie Street. The club's name was suggested by Rabbi Gordon, which means Happy-Go-Lucky.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of women in of the Ha-Gi-La Club. The portrait was taken in a parlour.
Notes
Photo by A. Andreassen, 27 Gerrard St., Toronto.
Name Access
Ha-Gi-La Club
Subjects
Clubs
Mother's Day
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Claremont Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2370
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2370
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The group met on Stephanie Street. The name was suggested by Rabbi Gordon, which means Happy-Go-Lucky.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of memebers of the Ha-Gi-La Club in Toronto.
Name Access
Gordon, Rabbi Jacob
Ha-Gi-La Club
Subjects
Clubs
Women
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
1980-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3059
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3059
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
The teacher sitting on the right is identified as Mr. M. Nobleman.
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah
Hebrew Young Boys Club
Nobleman, Mr. M.
Subjects
Clubs
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
1981-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4763
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4763
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926 or 1927]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
3rd row right: Joe Alexandroff.
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Alexandroff, Joseph
Humberside Collegiate
Junction Shul
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Clubs
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
1989-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1878
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1878
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1916 and 1919]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Fairview cottage was owned by the National Council of Jewish Women and operated by the Junior Council. It was purchased in 1916 as part of their "Fresh Air" work that afforded urban and working girls a respite from the city. It was located at Whitby Beach. Located nearby was a cottage owned by Arthur Cohen and another owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Bertha Draimin. Mrs. Bertha Draimin was President of the Council of Jewish Women at the time that Fairview Cottage was purchased. Adelaide Cohen was the leader of the Jewish Girl Guildes and was the Superintendent of the Jewish Girls' Club, which was established in 1909 by the National Council of Jewish Women.
Name Access
Jewish Girls' Club
Subjects
Clubs
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
Whitby (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2467
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2467
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Agudath Ha'ivri Hatzair was a Hebrew club for youth.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the members of the Agudath Ha'ivri Hatzir in Toronto. Identified are:
Middle row, left ot right: [unidentified]; [unidentified]; Sammy Hurwich; [unidentified]; Yisroel Freeman (Frieman); Jake Edelstein; Betya Mudosky; [unidentified]; Rifke Bronstein (m. Hurwitch.)
Front row, third from left: Harry Edelson.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Agudath Ha'ivri Hatzair
Bronstein, Rifke
Edelstein, Harry
Edelstein, Jake
Freeman, Yisroel
Frieman, Yisroel
Hurwich, Sammy
Hurwitch, Rifke
Modsky, Betya
Subjects
Clubs
Youth
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4628
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4628
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left to right: David E. Newman; Maurice Berg; Myer Bromberg; Dr. Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Balfour Club
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Bromberg, Myer
Newman, David E.
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Zionists
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Bialik Club
Farband
Subjects
Clubs
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
1981-3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2561
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2561
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Notes
Photo by Modern Studio, 452 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Sholom Aleichem Club
Farband
Subjects
Clubs
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
1981-3-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2323
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2323
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Club One was established in 1925.
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph fourth from the left: Mrs. Rycus.
Name Access
Club One
Pioneer Women
Rycus, Mrs.
Subjects
Clubs
Women
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
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3611
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3611
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The group includes: David Bronstein, Leon Panzer, Albert Epstein, Robert [Chernli?] Phil Lewis, Sam Breslin, Henry Papernick, Jack Papernick, Louis Mayzel, Nat Gollom, Mort Margolius, William Soren, Saul Morris, Ben Sugarman, [Barney?] Laxer, Dr. Charles Markson, Fred [Fingerote?], Robert Soren, Jack D. Pearlstein.
For the specific positions of individuals, see the annotated photocopy of this photograph attached to the accession record.
Name Access
Herzl Zion Club
Subjects
Clubs
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1974-005
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2557
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2557
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Farband
Poalei Zion
Yehoash
Subjects
Clubs
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
1981-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2559
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2559
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of members of the Moses Hess, Young Poalei Zion Club.
Top row: Louis Lazoniek; Daniel Jessel; [?] Garber; Akiva Skidell, [unidentified]; Ben Harold.
Fourth row: Joshua Wohlgelenter; Hymie Kirshenbaum; Al Pearlstein; David Wise; Sam Greenbaum; Louis Sand.
Third row: Harrie Steiner; Sadie Sorosky (m. Roebuck); Lillian Dworkin (m. Singer); Sophie Chait; Esther Sorosky (m. Steinhouse); [unidentified]; [unidentified].
Second row: Sol Barkai (Borkofsky); Ben Taub; Jacob Katzman; Zalman Yonai (Yanofsky); [unidentified]; George Steinhouse.
Front row: Esther Wallerstein (m. Grant); Elsie Freeman (m. Harold); [Mucie?] Brick (m. Kaplansky); Pearl Tennenbaum (m. Boxenbaum); [unidentified].
Name Access
Chait, Sophie
Farband
Hess, Moses
Poalei Zion
Roebuck, Sadie
Sorosky, Sadie
Sorosky, Esther
Steinhouse, Esther
Subjects
Clubs
Labor Zionism
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1929?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm on matte 30 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of the members of Club One, Pioneer Women. The women are assembled in the backyard of a member's home.
Front row, seated on left: Mrs. Gordon. Seated on far right: Sylvia Mirsky.
Second row, seated fifth from left: Goldie Myerson.
Notes
Goldie Myerson is Golda Meir.
Name Access
First Toronto Pioneer Women Club
Gordon, Mrs.
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Mirsky, Sylvia
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Women
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
1986-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2932
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2932
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Ha'ivri Hatzair
Subjects
Clubs
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
1981-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1783
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1783
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph is of a newspaper clipping, "Disbanded club gives $25," about a contribution made by the Hebrew Literary and Athletic Club to the Evening Telegram British War Victims Fund.
Name Access
Evening Telegram British War Victims Fund
Hebrew Literary and Athletic Club
Subjects
Clubs
Fund raising
War victims
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-9-42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Textual material
26 photographs : b&w (13 negatives)
Date
[193-?] - 1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual and graphic material donated by Ben Himel. The textual material documents family events as well as information pertaining to the Borochov School, Poalei Zion, B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, the Independent Workers' Circle and B'nai Zion Association of Toronto. Identified in one copy photograph of the officers of the Canadian Headgear Workers Central are J.B. Salsberg, Motel Bergstein, Henry Sigel, and Sam Chaikofsky.
Descriptive Notes
Borochov School.
Poal Zion.
B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge.
Independent Workers' Circle.
B'nai Zion Association.
Mrs. Menachovsky.
Zerabouaun.
Kreitzer.
Arbeiter Ring.
King Edward School.
Picnic.
Subjects
Clubs
Labor unions
Zionism
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Chaikofsky, Sam
Bergstein, Motel
Sigel, Henry
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1948]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of members of the Herzl Zion Club executive inside the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Ave., Toronto.
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Pearlstein, Jacob D., 1894-1983
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1926-1927
Scope and Content
This accession consists of ten issues of the Leonard Athletic Club's newsletter entitled "The Athlete". The issues date from March 1926 to December 1927.
Administrative History
The Leonard Athletic Club was organized in March 1924, with the purpose of developing Jewish athletes and having a bigger Jewish representation on the sports field. The name was in honour of Benny Leonard, at the time, the undefeated Lightweight Champion of the World. The Club was similar to other Jewish athletic clubs and city playgrounds of the time, and they often competed against them in various sports and activities. The Athlete was edited by Hye Bossin.
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
Bossin, Hye
Leonard Athletic Club
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a photograph of members of a social club, which may be a sorority, either Alpha Epsilon Phi or Delta Phi Epsilon.
Pictured left to right are: Molly Levinter; Jennie Fremes (m. Isadore Brodey); [unknown]; Sylvia Brenner (m. Lionel Fogler); Mary Wilder (m. Sam Yolles); Ethel Mehr (m. Henry Greisman); Lily Waldman (m. Abe Cass); Bertha Rosenfeld (m. Allen); [unknown]; Ella Fremes (m. Cherniofsky); Rose (m. Rafelman); Dorothy Andrews (m. Silverman).
Name Access
Allen, Bertha
Andrews, Dorothy
Brenner, Sylvia
Brodey, Jennie
Cass, Lily
Cherniofsky, Ella
Fogler, Sylvia
Fremes, Ella
Fremes, Jennie
Greisman, Ethel
Levinter, Molly
Mehr, Ethel
Rafelman, Rose
Rosenfeld, Bertha
Silverman, Dorothy
Waldman, Lily
Wilder, Mary
Yolles, Mary
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
This photo is very dirty and cracked in several places.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Ontario Government press release regarding a complaint against the El Mocambo for discriminatory practices in not allowing "negro" patrons
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Clubs
Discrimination
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the Granite Club's membership ban against Jewish people.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Clubs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
102
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the Hamilton Tennis Club's membership restrictions against Jewish people.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Clubs
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 112
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
112
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the exclusion of the Jewish Hudson Tennis Club from the Toronto Tennis League.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Clubs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 115
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
115
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a newspaper clipping regarding a planned Jewish curling club.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Clubs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1931]
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Back row, left to right: Selig Truster, Kaplansky, Dr. Lax, Harold Burcofsky, Rubinoff.
Third row: Saul Sand, Sylvia Persiko, [unknown], [unknown], Eddie Greenbaum (Green), Kirshenblatt.
Second row: Kaiman, Fanny (Frances) Sher, Principal Chaikes, [unknown], Toby Kirshenbaum, Willie Lindenbaum.
First row: Freddie Steinhouse, Joey Greenbaum, Lou Kishenbaum, [unknown], Solly Freeman (Freeman's Rental).
Notes
Acquired 1974.
Name Access
Dovid Pinsky Club
Farband Folk Shule
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
Address
371 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1925-1973
Scope Note
Hyman's Books and Art was a popular locale for the literary crowd. Hebraists were known to spend time here, discussing the latest trends in the world of literature. The owner Ben Zimon Hyman was also a Hebrew teacher but had originally trained as an engineer both in Russia and at the University of Toronto.
History
The store was operated by Ben Zion Hyman and his wife Fanny. Their hours were 8:30 a.m. to 1pm daily (except for Saturday). There was a mimeograph machine, pop cooler, newspapers and a bar mitzvah registry. They carried Yiddish and Hebrew books, Judaica, tickets for the Standard Theatre, stationary, and school supplies. The store later moved to 412 Spadina Ave. (Donegan, Spadina Ave., p.138)
Category
Education
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
542 Dundas Street West
Source
Landmarks

The Yiddisher Zhurnal (or the Daily Hebrew Journal) was the primary organ for the Yiddish-speaking population in Toronto. This newspaper covered events in the Jewish world in Toronto and abroad. The paper was also a forum for Yiddish essayists. The long-time editor of the newspaper was Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932). Born in Poland in 1887, he immigrated to London, England in 1902 and then came to Toronto with his wife Amy in 1907.
Address
542 Dundas Street West
Time Period
1910-1975
Scope Note
The Yiddisher Zhurnal (or the Daily Hebrew Journal) was the primary organ for the Yiddish-speaking population in Toronto. This newspaper covered events in the Jewish world in Toronto and abroad. The paper was also a forum for Yiddish essayists. The long-time editor of the newspaper was Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932). Born in Poland in 1887, he immigrated to London, England in 1902 and then came to Toronto with his wife Amy in 1907.
History
The newspaper eventually moved to 409 College Street West (at Lippincott). The OJA has the Yiddisher Zhurnal on microfiche from 1915-1959.
Category
Political
Education
Arts
Source
Landmarks
Address
665 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
Address
665 College Street
Scope Note
Henry Weingluck (1902-1987) was an artist and Toronto art gallery owner, who immigrated to Canada in 1948 after being imprisoned in concentration camps in France during the Second World War. He studied at art academies in Crakow, Copenhagen, and Berlin and was a pupil of Professor Max Lieberman, president of Berlin's Academy of Arts prior to the Nazi takeover of Germany. Weingluck often depicted Jewish themes in his paintings, in a style he called "academic impressionism." He exhibited in Paris with Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Jewish Museum, Berlin. He painted portraits of such prominent figures as Albert Einstein, Max Schmelin, Yehudi Menuhin, and Chaim Weizmann.
History
From 1933 to 1942, Weingluck lived in France and, during the Nazi occupation of France, was imprisoned in eight concentration camps from 1942 to 1945. The Nazis made use of his artistic talent as a barracks designer and portraitist. During this time, the Germans confiscated 375 of his paintings. After the war, Weingluck moved to Tangiers, Morocco, and then immigrated to Canada to join his brother in Toronto. Henry opened H. W. Art Gallery, at 665 College Street, around 1948, and then Weingluck's Art Gallery and Gift Shoppe at 623 College Street, in the 1950s. In 1950, he married his wife Rae (née Simon), whom he met in Canada. Henry died in Toronto in 1987.
Category
Arts
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
15 Brunswick Avenue
Source
Landmarks

At the turn of the twentieth-century, the Jewish population of Toronto grew with large numbers of Eastern European families fleeing hardship back home. Soon, a variety of clubs began forming, providing a place for Jewish boys and girls to participate in athletic and social programming. In 1919, several of the athletic and social groups decided to amalgamate and formed an umbrella organization known as the Hebrew Association of Young Men’s and Young Women’s Clubs. By 1930, they were known as the YM-YWHA (Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. Through the 1920s and 30s, they occupied a number of facilities in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area.
Address
15 Brunswick Avenue
Time Period
1937
Scope Note
At the turn of the twentieth-century, the Jewish population of Toronto grew with large numbers of Eastern European families fleeing hardship back home. Soon, a variety of clubs began forming, providing a place for Jewish boys and girls to participate in athletic and social programming. In 1919, several of the athletic and social groups decided to amalgamate and formed an umbrella organization known as the Hebrew Association of Young Men’s and Young Women’s Clubs. By 1930, they were known as the YM-YWHA (Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. Through the 1920s and 30s, they occupied a number of facilities in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area.
History
As a result of the overcrowding and de-centralized facilities, in 1937, the YM-YWHA constructed its own athletic building at 15 Brunswick Avenue, next door to the Talmud Torah, to ease the overcrowding. Similar to the JCCs of today, the early YM-YWHA provided a sense of Jewish identity and camaraderie through physical, educational, cultural and community based programming.
Category
Arts
Education
Private Clubs
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1921]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. pencil crayon on cardboard ; 42 x 54 cm
Admin History/Bio
Originally named the Cosmopolitan Club, the Primrose Club was as an elite Jewish men's club (women were allowed to join in later years) that was founded in 1909 by prominent members of the Jewish Community. The building housing the club was located at 41 Willcocks Street, and was originally built in the 1880s as the residence of the Campbell family. In 1921, the home was redesigned by Benjamin Brown and Robert McConnell as the new home of the Primrose Club. In 1959, it was appropriated by the University of Toronto and is currently the home of the University of Toronto Faculty Club. It was designated as a heritage building in 1980.
Scope and Content
File consists of an elevation drawing of the Primrose Club at 41 Willcocks Street.
Notes
See - http://magazine.utoronto.ca/feature/history-of-faculty-club-u-of-t/ - for a more detailed history of the building.
Name Access
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Clubs
Places
Willcocks Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm on matte 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of the Primrose Club on Willcocks Street in Toronto.
Name Access
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Clubs
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
Willcocks Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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