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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Harry Harris.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Rubien (Reuben) Schwebel was a well-known cantor in Toronto. Most notably, he became the cantor of the Anshei Minsk Synagogue in Kensington Market in 1949, and led the congregation in Shabbat and holiday services for over fifty years.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Rubien Schwebel.
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Schwebel, Rubien
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Samuel Stolnitz was born in 1914, in Vilna, Lithuania, the son of Cantor Nathan and Jennie Stolnitz. He came to Canada with his parents at the age of twelve, first arriving in Ottawa in 1926. The family later moved to Toronto in 1929. He was married to Anne Stolnitz.
Cantor Stolnitz first served as Cantor in Vancouver and Minneapolis, before becoming the Cantor of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, and later, the Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue. Cantor Stolnitz died on 19 April 2004.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Samuel Stolnitz.
Name Access
Stolnitz, Samuel
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs : b&w ; 23 x 36 cm or smaller
Date
1928-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life and cantorial career of Rev. Alexander Steinberg, and to a lesser extent his son, Ben Steinberg. Included are photographs of Cantor Steinberg, fellow cantors and the Shaarei Shomayim cheder class; Cantor Steinberg's scrapbook; hand-copied solo and choral music books; correspondence; and materials relaing to Ben Steinberg's cantata Echoes of Children memorializing the children who perished in the Holocaust.
Administrative History
Chazzan Alexander Steinberg was born Eliyahu Steinberg in Zhitomeir, Ukraine in 1893 to Chava and Chaim Steinberg. His father was the owner and operator of a lumber yard and, as a devout Jew, brought his son Eliyahu regularly to the synagogue where he developed a love of chazzanut and, in the then traditional apprenticeship method, studied the skills which would lead him eventually to a lifetime career in the music of the traditional synagogue.
At the age of 15 he emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada and worked in a men's clothing store until he could find employment as a cantor. He began his professional life as a visiting cantor in the 1920s, travelling to smaller communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, officiating at services for Shabbat, High Holy Days and the Fesitvals, as well as presenting concerts of Hebrew and Yiddish song.
By the 1930s, he officiated regularly at the Atereth Yisrael Synagogue in Winnipeg and appeared as a concert cantor throughout the western Canadian provices (Lethbridge, Regina, Prince Albert, Edenbridge, Melville, Edmonton, Calgary, etc.) as well as Ontario (London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Sarnia, Ottawa, Fort William and Toronto) and as far away as St. Louis, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan.
He was appointed cantor of Atereth Yisrael Congregation of Winnipeg in 1930 and maintained a relationship with that Shul throughout his time in Toronto, visiting regularly to daven and present concerts.
After the death of his first wife, he married Polly Shapiro in 1928, and in 1933 he moved his family including four children (three, Sam, Ida and Laurie from his previous marriage) to Toronto, where for a time he served as cantor at Goel Tzedec Congregation.
In Toronto, Cantor Steinberg became renowned for his beautiful tenor voice and his knowledge of the liturgy. He was much sought after and officiated througout the Toronto area in synagogues such as the Hebrew Men of England, Ostrovtzer, Beth Jacob, Kiever, Goel Tzedec, Palmerston, Anshei Minsk and Lubavitcher. All this activity brought him to the attention of various synagogues in the United States as well and he travelled to Detroit and Rochester on several occasions.
In 1941, he was appointed Cantor at Shaarei Shomayim on St. Clair Ave., a congreation he served until 1950. He continued to serve outlying congregations in Hamilton, London and Sarnia until he was invited in 1953 to establish the King David Congregation in Toronto, to serve the unaffiliated during the High Holy Days. His cantorial career came to an end in April 1960 when he experienced a heart attach in London, Ontario while leading that community's Pesach service. He died at home in Toronto two days before Yom Kippur in 1960.
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Benjamin Steinberg is a composer, conductor, organist, and teacher. He was born in Winnipeg on 22 January 1930 and received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1961. He and his wife Mildred have two children.
A soloist at age 8 in the synagogue choir conducted by his father, Cantor Alexander Steinberg, he began conducting choirs himself at age 12. At the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 1948-1951 and 1957-1960 he studied composition with John Weinzweig, piano with Samuel Dolin, and voice with Weldon Kilburn. After teaching from 1953-1958 in public schools in the Toronto area and studying music education at the University of Toronto, he served from 1961-1964 as head of the music department at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute and from 1961-1964 and in the same capacity at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute from 1964-1986. He was director of school music (1950-1960) and music director (1960-1969) at Holy Blossom Temple, and in 1970 he became music director at Temple Sinai. His method for youth choirs, "Together Do They Sing" (New York 1961), was commissioned and published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Steinberg's music includes five sacred services (four published - 1963, 1969, 1969, and 1990 - by Transcontinental Music); works for choir and/or soloist and organ or orchestra (some published by Transcontinental Music and Israeli Music Publications); The Vision of Isaiah (1970) for tenor, choir, and organ or instrumental ensemble; Yerushalayim (1973) for soprano, choir, and orchestra; Echoes of Children (1979), a cantata for soloist, narrator, chorus, and orchestra (which won the International Gabriel Award and has twice been televised on PBS); and instrumental works including a suite for flute and string trio based on Israeli folksongs. Steinberg was invited by the city of Jerusalem to be an artist-in-residence in 1978 and 1980; he received the Kavod (Honour) Award of the Cantor's Assembly in 1983, and that same year received a composer's award from the American Harp Society for his Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp (1981, commissioned by Suzanne Shulman). A number of temples, synagogues, and congregations in the USA commissioned some 18 works from Steinberg between 1980 and 1991. He has also received commissions from Paul Brodie (Suite Sephardi 1980), the Chamber Players of Toronto (Suite for String Orchestra 1983), and Lawrence Cherney (Invocations 1990). Baritone Richard Allen recorded several of Steinberg's works on the cassette A Ben Steinberg Concert. (ca 1989, Transcontinental unnumbered).
Of Steinberg's music Michael Isaacson wrote, 'While conservative, pragmatic and always well-mannered, it is also gratefully mindful of its tradition in a deeply lyrical way' (Journal of Synagogue Music, June 1973). Steinberg has presented Jewish music on the CBC, has published articles on it, and has given many lecture-recitals on it in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the USA. He is a contributor to EMC, a member of the CLComp, and an associate of the Canadian Music Centre.
Descriptive Notes
Biographical Note: Further biographical information on Ben Steinberg is available with the accession record.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Families
Heder
Name Access
Steinberg, Alexander, 1893-1960
Steinberg, Ben
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (2 vol. and 1 folder)
Date
1919-[195-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound volume of cantorial music used by Cantor Akiva Bernstein of Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto) from the 1930s to the 1950s; and a published book of synagogue music Synagogen-Gesange: fur kantor und gemischten chor by Cantor Joshua S. Weisser (Pilderwasser) and Cantor Samuel Kavetzky (Bedrokowetzky) from 1919. The accession also includes handwritten drafts of music scores by an unknown author, possibly Elie Spivak.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Synagogue music
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toornto, Ont.)
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2524
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2524
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Crystal Beach is approximately ten kilometres from Kirkland Lake. It was a popular summer destination for Jewish residents in the area.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of a group of children from Kirkland Lake with their cantor, Mr. Rabin, at Crystal Beach, Ontario. The photograph depicts the assembled group in front of a log house on the beach. Standing on the far right is David Duke.
Name Access
Duke, David
Rabin, Mr.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2527
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2527
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
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 studio portrait and corresponding negative of Cantor Rabin, of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
The original photograph has Hebrew writing on the verso. See accession record for more information.
Name Access
Rabin, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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 1336
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1336
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
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 Cantor Linder of Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Original portrait by Royal Studio, A. Tomkinson, 5 Balsam Street, Timmins.
Name Access
Linder, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
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 Cantor Linder, standing in front of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Linder, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4039
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4039
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1925 and 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
High Holidays
Posters
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
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4054
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4054
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Seitz (also spelled Zeitz, Zayetz, Saitz) served at the McCaul Street Synagogue Toronto, 1922-1926, then went to Camden, N.J.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
1986-9-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1904
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1904
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Dorskind, Cantor Jacob
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Choirs (Music)
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
1979-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 982
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
982
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky wearing a winter coat and hat.
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
Romania
Accession Number
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 983
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
983
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky (centre), Cantor L. Glanz (left) and an unidentified person.
Name Access
Glanz, Cantor L.
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 984
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
984
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1915 or 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky.
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 985
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
985
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1912 and 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a New Year's card with a portrait of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky in top hat and tails. Writing under the photo reads: Bernhard Wladowsky, Obercantor, DER-GOEL-TZEDEC-GEMEINDE, 42 Baldwin St., Toronto, Canada.
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 986
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
986
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a concert ticket advertising a Chanukah festival featuring Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky at Massey Music Hall on Wed. Dec. 4, 1912. The festival was for the benefit of the Hebrew Free School. Tickets were $100 each.
Name Access
Massey Music Hall (Toronto, Ont.)
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Benefit performances
Cantors (Judaism)
Hanukkah
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
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1265
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1265
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1906]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Bernhard Wladowsky was an obercantor in Bucarest.
Notes
Originally a New Year's card.
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
Romania
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 981
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
981
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1936]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Pictured in centre: Boris Charloff. Immediately behind his right shoulder, Joseph Jacobovitch.
Name Access
Charloff, Cantor Boris
Jacobovitch, Joseph
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Choirs (Music)
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
1976-10-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1228
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1228
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Mark Geldzaeler was born in 1862 in Galicia, probably Kolbuszowa, and died in Toronto in 1932. His wife Yetta [Shumer] (1870-1952) had immigrated to Toronto from Stanislau with her parents, Louis (Leib) and Chava Shumer, in the mid-1880s. Mark and Yetta were married in Toronto on February 2, 1890.
Prior to his arrival in Toronto, Mark Geldzaeler had been a religious scholar and teacher in the old country. In 1892, he became the Assistant Chazan at Holy Blossom synagogue on Bond Street. This official title notwithstanding, he was also the synagogue's shamus [caretaker], religious school teacher, and bar mitzvah tutor. He lived with his family just behind the synagogue, in a property owned by the synagogue, before eventually moving to a house on Walmer Road.
The family had six children: Bernard (1891-1974) m. Hortense; Rose (1892-1966) m. Samuel Aaron Harris; Rachel (1897-?) m Isidore Ruskin; Solly (1899-1902); Alfred ("Alfie") Benjamin (1901-1918) d. of influenza during the epidemic; and Freda Frances (1907-2002) m. Simon Ramm.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Mark Geldzaeler.
Notes
Photo by A. Barrett, 324 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Geldzaeler, Mark
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1266
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1266
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Negative #1266A has no writing.
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
4 photographs
Date
[ca. 1960]-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim. There are several music books with Oppenheim's compositions, as well as loose sheet music and other composers song sheets. There is a concert program and correspondence from the Cantor's Assembly of America and the Jewish Ministers Cantors' Association.
Included is a record of Canto Eliazar Zaslavsky's Prayers and Songs.
Photographs depict Mordechai Oppenheim, as well as an unidentified individual and group portrait
Administrative History
Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim was a cantor who lived in Toronto
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Rabbis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-2-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1974
Scope and Content
Accession consists of programs for music concerts in Toronto including a childrens' Yiddish concert at Farband Folk Shule (1928), the Toronto Centennial Public and High School Concert (1934), the Jewish National Choir "Hazamir" (1939-1941), Hashomer Hatzair Ninth Annual Concert (1940), The Toronto Star Good Music Concert (1955) and a concert at Beth Tikvah Synagogue (1974). There is a newspaper clipping about a choir concert at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1950). Also included are pages from a book which display cameo photos of teachers at Peretz School, and the Toronto Arbeiter Ring Workmen's Circle School and Camp Committees (1927-1928). This material was collected by Cantor Louis Danto of Toronto.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Danto, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-9
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 17 cm
Date
[between 1912 and 1916]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one original photograph of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky wearing a top hat. The writing on the photograph reads: Bernhard Wladowsky, Obercantor, Der -- Goal -- Zedek -- Gemeinde, 42 Boldwin (sic) Street, Toronto Canada.
Custodial History
This item was left on top of one of the exhibit display cases on the fourth floor of the Lipa Green building. There is no information on the original owner of the item.
Descriptive Notes
This item is the same image as photo 985.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1710
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1710
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1901
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Akiva Pitkowsky, the cantor of a shul in Grodno, Poland, with his two daughters. He is the grandfather of Benjamin Brown. Benjamin Brown's mother, Tema, is pictured on the right.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin
Pitkowsky, Cantor Akiva
Pitkowsky, Tema
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Fathers and daughters
Portraits
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
Poland
Accession Number
1979-3-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-2008
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence relating to Adas Israel's search for a rabbi and cantor. It also includes programme books from tribute dinners honouring Rabbi Morton Green and Cantor Kirshblum.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jewish National Fund
Green, Morton (Rabbi)
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1892-1959
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Bernard Wladowsky was born in Smila, Poland in 1870. He graduated from the Imperial Music School in 1887. At the age of 17, he took on his first cantorial post in Kiev. Subsequently, he was hired as cantor in Bakmut, Sevastopol, Constantinople and Bucharest.
In 1907 he emigrated to the United States to accept a position with the Ohev Tzedec Synagogue in New York City. In 1909, he became the cantor of the Anshe Knesset Synagogue in Chicago. In 1912 he was invited to Toronto to assume the post of uber-cantor at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. Later he served at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue, where he remained until his retirement in 1955.
Cantor Wladowsky was invited to give concerts throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. He was one of the most popular and celebrated cantors in North America. He composed numerous and widely sung liturgical compositions, notably Modim. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cantors Association of America and the President of the Agudath Ha'hazzanim of Toronto. In addition to his cantorial duties, he was also a mohel and performed circumcisions in Toronto during his career. Cantor Wladowsky died in 1963 at age 92 and is buried in Beth Tzedec Memorial Park.
Scope and Content
Fonds documents the life and activities of Cantor Bernard Wladowsky. The records consist of the following types of material: newspaper clippings, correspondence, record books of weddings and circumcisions, concert programs and liturgical compositions.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Occupations
Creator
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Accession Number
1976-10-5
1980-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a flyer for the Hazzanim in Recital event held at Temple Sinai Synagogue on Wednesday, June 11, 1986.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Toronto Council of Hazzanim
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-[1951?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Nioma Waldman and Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky regarding Kusevitsky's performances in 1950 and 1951.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of tickets, invoices, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, and correspondence related to Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky's performances in 1950, 1951, and 1952.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ledger for the Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky concerts.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of posters and tickets for the Cantor Jacob Goldstein leading services.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 473
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
473
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Cantor Abraham Barkin.
Notes
Sticker on back: "Cantor Abraham Barkin 1882-1939".
Inscription on back: "Taken in New York - 1923".
Name Access
Barkin, Cantor Abraham
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 532
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
532
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm and 4 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Cantor Zalman Shechter, Poland.
Name Access
Shechter, Cantor Zalman
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Portraits
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
Poland
Accession Number
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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