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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
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
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original and copy photograph of the engagement party of Mr. Mont's eldest daughter in the social hall of the Kirkland Lake synagogue (Legion Hall) in the early 1930s. Outside, left to right: Fanny Scott, Alter Scott, Eli Dubinsky, Mrs. D., Mrs. Friedman and husband, Rabbi Rabinowitz, Mr. Mont, Mary Mont, Mont family.
In corner, a young Bill Jacks and wife Bella, Kay Kadish and wife.
Facing camera, starting left corner: Mrs. Ben Portnoy, Mrs. Faye (Kaplan) Atkins, Mrs. Nathan Kaplan, Max Berjansky, Rose Berjansky, next unknown.
Back to camera with hat on: Hyman Kaplan, Mr. and Mrs. S. Garshon, Mrs. Rabinowitz, her daughter and son-in-law, Rabbi now in Detroit.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Identifications of individuals on sheet included with photo; also see accession 2003-12-5 for further identifications.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Atkins, Faye
Berjansky, Max
Berjansky, Rose
Dubinsky, Eli
Mont, Mary
Scott, Alter
Scott, Fanny
Jacks, Bill
Kaplan, Hyman
Kadish, Kay
Kaplan, Nathan
Portnoy, Ben
Subjects
Bethrothal
Parties
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.
Related Material
2003-12-5
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6695
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6695
Material Format
graphic material
Date
September 1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Joe Atkin's birthday party in Kirkland Lake. From left to right starting in the back row are: Jerry Kaplan, Marvin Temes, Manley Walters, Mike Roodman, Sydney Moscoe, Hinda Temes, Joe Atkins, David Walters, Ernest Raphael, and Harold Brown.
Notes
Photograph taken by Murray Wertman.
Name Access
Kirkland Lake
Atkins, Joe
Kaplan, Jerry
Temes, Marvin
Walters, Manley
Roodman, Mike
Moscoe, Sydney
Temes, Hinda
Walters, David
Raphael, Ernest
Brown, Harold
Subjects
Birthdays
Children
Parties
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.
Creator
Atkins, Joe
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4450
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4450
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Consolidated paper was owned by Oelbaum.
Scope and Content
For identification see accession record.
Notes
Original by Turofsky.
Subjects
Christmas
Parties
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
1988-11-16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3430
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3430
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in the first row, third from end: E. M. Sprachman, Carl April, Kate Sprachman.
In photograph, also pictured are some Brodies and Taylors.
Name Access
April, Carol
Sprachman, E. M.
Sprachman, Kate
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
King Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hillel House was located at 26 Barrie Street from 1945 to 1974, at which point it moved to 124 Centre Street.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of Hillel students at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Subjects
Parties
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
1981-2-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Libby Geller's birthday party, held in the basement of the Beth Israel Synagogue in Kingston, Ontario. The photograph depicts a large banquet table with many children seated around it, some wearing paper party hats. Libby Geller is seated at the head of the table, facing the camera.
Name Access
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Geller, Libby
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 28 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and corresponding negative of a farewell party at the Congregation Beth Israel in Peterborough, Ontario. The party was given in honour of a family that was leaving Peterborough. They can be seen in the centre of the photo holding a silver tray.
Name Access
Congregation Beth Israel (Peterborough, Ont.)
Subjects
Communities
Parties
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
Peterborough (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2519
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2519
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Oct. 1936
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 Jewish community assembled in the Adath Israel Synagogue banquet hall for the Bar Mitzvah party of Larry Kussner. The large crowd is seated at several banquet tables in the hall, that is decorated for the occasion.
Notes
Title taken from writing on original photograph matte.
Duke Studio.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Kussner, Larry
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Parties
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4080
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4080
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a farewell party for Alec and Ann Joseph of Stratford, Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of people gathered in a room. Pictured are:
Standing in back row, left to right: [Morris Segal?], Bernard Krakofsky, [unidentified], Sol Slockie, Sam Krakofsky, Irving Segal, Harry Carsen, [unidentified woman], Jo Greenberg (partially hidden), Al Brown, Jenny Carsen, [Ruth ?] (partially hidden), Mollie Miller, Violet Hirsch.
Sitting, front row, left to right: Mrs. Lena Gerofsky, Mrs. Krakofsky, Mrs. Bernard Krakofsky, Ann Joseph, Alec Joseph, Mary Segal, Nellie Brown, [unidentified woman], [unidentified man], [unidentified woman], [unidentified man]
Subjects
Parties
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
Stratford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1601
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1601
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
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 print and corresponding negative of a group of children dressed up for Purim celebrations, alongside Rabbi Shulman of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario.
Pictured in the back row, left to right: Rabbi Shulman (behind boys), Sam Kideckel, Izzie Kokotow, Harry Martin, Bill Shub, Barney Shulman (Rabbi Shulman's son - seated), Sam Katz, Sadie Gurevitch (half-sister to Manny), Sadie Shub (m. Pomerantz), Esther Shinehoft, Abe Shub, Mr. Nissen Katz (parent).
Front row, left to right: Ethel Martin, Fanny Kideckel, [unidentified], Esther Greenberg, Bertha Katz, Ann Gurevitch, Esther Shub.
Notes
This photo is identical to photo #1316.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Subjects
Children's costumes
Parties
Purim
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3432
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3432
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
For identification, see accession record.
Photo by McLean.
Name Access
Sprachman, Kate
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
1982-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4200
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4200
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 55 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of children at the Primrose Club in Toronto at 41 Willcocks Street. Identified individuals include: Herbert Epstein, Bert Rosenberg, Boris Adelberg, Ruthetta Kaplan Reiss, Joseph Kronick, Cliff Solway, Gil Shully, Joel Freisman, Sheldon Kert, Selma Vise Lichtman, Martin Factor, Sid Schipper, Ken Rotenberg, Earl Rotenberg, Mandel Sprachman, Ira Pollock.
Notes
Please see accession record for locations of cited individuals.
Name Access
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Children
Parties
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.
Creator
The Panoramic Camera Company
Places
Willcocks Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1875
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1875
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 2, 1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Beatrix Girls at a purim party at Council House, 44 St. George St. Identified in this photograph, seated at front left: Adelaide Cohen.
Name Access
Cohen, Adelaide
Beatrix Girls
St. George Street
Subjects
Parties
Portraits, Group
Purim
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
Saint George Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 March 1966
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during a Purim party at the Jewish Home for the Aged. The images depict residents seated at banquet tables wearing paper crowns, as well as the Jewish Home staff and a man carrying a Canadian flag.
Subjects
Parties
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 March 1968
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a Purim party, held for the residents of the Jewish Home for the Aged. The images include group and individuals photographs of residents in costume.
Subjects
Parties
Purim
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Purim celebrations file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 50; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Purim celebrations file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
50
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Paul Brown.
Subjects
Children
Parties
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
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Dr. Simon G. Fines and Dora Dworkin at Mount Sinai Hospital staff Christmas party. Though founded by Jews, Mount Sinai held Christmas parties since it had always served more non-Jewish patients than Jewish ones.
Notes
Associated material note: see book entitled: "From Generation to Generation: A History of Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital" by Lesley Marrus Barsky, p. 31, for another photograph from this Christmas party.
Name Access
Fines, S. G.
Fines, Simon G.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Subjects
Christmas
Parties
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
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4739
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4739
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1924 or 1925]
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 photograph of a party at the synagogue in Ansonville, Ontario. Seated, front row, beginning second from left are Israel Kideckel, Minnie Kideckel, Esther Kideckel, and Annie Ludwig. The gentleman seated behind Minnie is Jack Perlmutter. Seated, front row, beginning fourth from right are Jack and Polly Abramson, and Tillie and Barney Nosov.
Notes
Original photograph by Couture Photo Ansonville, Ontario.
Subjects
Parties
Synagogues
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
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 22 x 17 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Dunkelman cutting into her birthday cake as guests look on. The party was thrown for Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah.
Far right: Rose Dunkelman.
To her left: [Mrs. Rotenberg].
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the head table at Rose Dunkelman's birthday party. The party was thrown in honour of Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah.
Far right: [Mrs. Rotenberg].
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 39; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rose Dunkelman fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
39
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of guests seated at tables at Rose Dunkelman's birthday party. The party was thrown in honour of Rose's 57th birthday by Toronto Hadassah. The head table can also be seen on the far right.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Subjects
Birthdays
Parties
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w (12 negatives) ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of images of a party in the ballroom at the Park Plaza Hotel. Those pictured include members of the Schwartz, Yolles, Halbert and Wintrob families. Also included are images of Sylvia Schwartz, the singer Phyllis Marshall and musicians.
It is unknown what the party was for, but the original envelope indicated that it was an opening of some kind.
Subjects
Parties
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the opening party for the Mercury Club, which was located at Dundas and Yonge.
Individuals pictured include: Joe Spring, Max Eisen, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Shorty Grossman (playing the piano) and Lou Krugel.
Notes
Sammy Luftspring acted as the host at the Mercury Club.
Image is located on Page 30 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Parties
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
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1942 or 1943]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a family party at the Londoner Shul. Aaron Ladovsky is seated on the far left, between the third and fourth tapestry.
Notes
Formerly identified as photo # 3831.
Name Access
Anshei England
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
Zarnitsky, Faivel
Zarnitsky, Rochel
Subjects
Parties
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
66
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Bernard Manace was a Toronto pediatrician. There is an award in his name at the University of Toronto for a medical student who is undertaking an elective or summer medical experience in Israel.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph at Dr. Bernard Manace's stag party. The photographs depicts a large group of men seated in a dining hall.
Back row, left to right: [Jack Slavens?]; [Trachter?]; [Solway?]; Dr. Louis Kazdan, father of Dr. Manace; Dr. Bernard Manace; Dr. M.A. Pollock; Dr. Harry Leizner; Dr. Charles Markson (Markowitz); Dr. Samuel Norris; Dr. M.K. Bochner; Dr. Bernard Willinsky; Dr. Joseph Gollom; Dr. David Perlman; [unknown]; Dr. Adolf A. Appell; Dr. I.M. Golden; Dr. Jacob Markowitz (at U.of T.); Dr. William Harris; Dr. Samuel Perlman, dentist, brother of David Perlman.
Front row, left to right: Emanuel Pullan; [Ed or Gordon Pullan]; Dr. Lou Harris; Dr. Murray Dyment; Dr. Ben Garfield; Dr. Irwin Smith; Dr. Milton Raymers; Dr. David Eisen; Dr. Gordon Manace; Dr. Nathan Shaul; Dr. Max Sibberman; Dr. Mitchell Cohen; Dr. Jacob Goldstein; Dr. Benjamin Cohen; Dr. Aaron G(lassberg) Volpe; Dr. A.A. Track; Dr. Oscar Lewin; Dr. Harold Taube; Dr. Jacob Pollack; Dr. Maurice Selznick; [unknown]; Mannie Starkman.
Notes
See photo for identification order of front row.
Name Access
Manace, Dr. Bernard
University of Toronto
Slavens, Dr. Jack
Trachter
Solway
Kazdan, Dr. Louis
Pollack, Dr. M.A.
Leizner, Dr. Harry
Markson, Dr. Charles
Norris, Dr. Samuel
Bochner, Dr. M.K.
Willinsky, Dr. Bernard
Gollom, Dr. Joseph
Perlman, Dr. David
Appell, Dr. Adolf
Golden, Dr. I.M.
Markowitz, Dr. Jacob
Harris, Dr. William
Perlman, Dr. Samuel
Pullan, Dr. Emanuel
Pullan, Dr. Gordon
Pullan, Dr. Ed
Harris, Dr. Lou
Dyment, Dr. Murray
Garfield, Dr. Ben
Smith, Dr. Irwin
Raymers, Dr. Milton
Eisen, Dr. David
Shaul, Dr. Nathan
Sibberman, Max
Cohen, Dr. Mitchell
Goldstein, Dr. Jacob
Cohen, Dr. Benjamin
Volpe, Dr. Aaron
Track, Dr. A.A.
Lewin, Dr. Oscar
Taube, Dr. Harold
Pollack, Dr. Jacob
Selznick, Dr. Maurice
Starkman, Mannie
Subjects
Parties
Physicians
Access Restriction
Restricted until April 1984.
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
Good.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of men at the stag party for Lionel Fogler. Identified individuals include Laurie Finberg, Lionel Fogler, Sam Yolles, Meyer Brenner, Jack Greenberg and Pincus Mehr.
Notes
For location of identified individuals, see accession record.
Name Access
Fogler, Lionel
Subjects
Parties
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
1988-12-3
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
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