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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Canadian Young Judaea series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Canadian Young Judaea series
Level
Series
Fonds
28
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1979
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Canadian Young Judaea was founded in 1909 as a Zionist movement for Canadian youth by members of the Herzl Zion Club. As a Zionist organization, Young Judaea continues to be committed to fostering a sense of Jewish identity and values in today's Jewish youth and to encouraging a lifelong commitment to Israel.
In order to foster a closer connection to Israel, Canadian Young Judaea employs educational Shlichim from Israel who are posted to various Jewish communities throughout Canada and to offices at the national level in Toronto Young Judaea also operates several Zionist summer camps located in each region of Canada, and a summer leadership institute called Camp Biluim in Quebec. In addition to the social programme of the organization, Young Judaea also offers educational seminars and conferences.
Young Judaea's national structure includes a National Executive Board and an Administrative Council. Conventions are held regularly, as are regional conferences. In the past, Young Judaea operated as an associated, but distinct, organization from the Zionist Organization Canada. However, Young Judaea operations were overseen by the ZOC executive, and Young Judaea received their budget from the ZOC Treasury. In addition, ZOC and Young Judaea worked in conjuction with one another on many projects and programmes, such as with the operation of the Zionist camps.
Scope and Content
The series consists of files relating to the administrative operations of Canadian Young Judaea at the national level between 1957 and 1979. These records include: National Young Judaea meeting minutes, Young Judaea Adult Committee meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes and reports, Maskirut meeting minutes and reports, national kinus records, education programmes, national publications and newsletters, national studies, financial records, constitutions, staffing and administration records, and camp records.
Name Access
Canadian Young Judaea
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Children
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 292
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
292
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Dr. Harry Myer Jolley and Mrs. Eva Jolefsky (Geller) as children.
Name Access
Berstein, Ida
Geller, Eva
Jolefsky, Eva
Jolley, Harry Myer
Subjects
Children
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 3760
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3760
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916-1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Two copy photographs of a Folk Shule, probably on Beverley Street, Toronto. Sadie Sorosky (Roebuck) is in the front row, second from right.
Notes
See also: photos #3757, #3758, and #3759.
Name Access
Sorosky, Sadie
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 945
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
945
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three Penzner children, Toronto.
Name Access
Penzner
Subjects
Children
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
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 444
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
444
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Ida Strauss, aged 1.5 years.
Name Access
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Children
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
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 447
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
447
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Strauss (Rogers) as a young girl standing in front of 137 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto
Name Access
Rogers, Ida
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Children
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
Bellwoods Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 469
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
469
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lillian C. Smith and 2 children in Miami, Florida, March, 1928.
Notes
Inscription on front: "Miami, Florida, March 1928".
Name Access
Smith, Lillian C.
Subjects
Children
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
Miami (Fla.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
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 398
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
398
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Clara Love outside Isacc Love's grocery on Queen st. in Toronto.
Name Access
Love, Clara
Subjects
Children
Storefronts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4285
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4285
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Dec. 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Modern Studio, 452 Queen St. W.
Subjects
Education
Children
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
1985-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4270
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4270
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the manual training class at either the King Eward School or the Manning Ave. School.
Notes
There is no negative.
Name Access
King Edward School (Toronto, Ont.)
Manning Avenue School (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1984-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4323
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4323
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1932 and 1934]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Clinton St. School
Miss Chambers
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1987-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4329
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4329
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Ogden Schools
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1986-1-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4330
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4330
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Ogden School
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1986-1-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4331
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4331
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Ogden School
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1986-1-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1306
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1306
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1906 or 1907]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Photograph of a domestic science class at Lord Dufferin School on Berkeley St. Second from the left in the front row is Mattie Levi.
Name Access
Levi, Mattie
Lord Dufferin School
Subjects
Children
Education
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1780
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1780
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Duke St. School
Subjects
Children
Education
Food
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
1979-9-42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4153
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4153
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Circled: Norman Grosbein.
Subjects
Children
Education
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
1986-10-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 9 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry Glass was Joe and Esther (Rumianek) Glass' son.
Scope and Content
This item is a postcard photo of Bill Stern's cousin, Harry Glass, standing with Irving Ungerman's sister. Harry is dressed in a formal top hat and tails, and the young girl is dressed in a formal dress and veil and carrying a bouquet of flowers.
Subjects
Children
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Stern dressed in his army uniform, holding two children, Sheldon Glass and an unknown girl. They are standing in the street in front of Mandel's Creamery. Max Stern was stationed in Toronto.
Subjects
Children
Military uniforms
Soldiers--Canada
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
1980-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Sigmund Till at approximately six years of age.
Subjects
Children
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
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a portrait of Rose Simon, of Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
Original photograph by J. C. Walker, 148 Colborne, Brantford.
Subjects
Children
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
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1147
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia and b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 10 cm on mat 23 x 15 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative of Jack Corsonsky (Corson) and David Moldaver of Brantford, Ontario.
Name Access
Corson, Jack
Corsonsky, Jack
Moldaver, David
Subjects
Children
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2313
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2313
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Elliot Siegel seated in a stroller in front of his father David's dental office, in Cochrane, Ontario.
Name Access
Siegel, Elliot
Subjects
Children
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-2000
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Established in November 1978 as the Orah School for Jewish Children from the Soviet Union, the school was intended for children who recently arrived from the Soviet Union with no previous Jewish education. Funding for the school came from special grants from the Toronto Jewish Congress (TJC; now, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto), from community fundraising for the school, and from tuition fees. The school was managed by a board of directors, with a staff consisting of a school principal and vice-principal, and as many as eight teachers and junior teachers. The number of teaching staff varied over the years with fluctuations in enrolment and funding. The bulk of the administrative work for the school was carried out by BJE staff, and the school was considered a special project of the BJE and its parent body, the TJC. The executive and associate directors of the BJE were ex-officio members of the Orah board.
The school operated as a Sunday school, with six hours of classes every week. The curriculum was designed to suit families with little familiarity with Judaism, many of whom found the greater time requirements of the day schools and other supplementary schools too onerous. The school also provided children with bar and bat mitzvah training. The school's location varied over the years, moving between branches of the Eitz Chaim schools and the Hurwich Branch of Associated Hebrew Schools.
In recent years, the Orah school's affiliation with the BJE came to an end. Now called the Orah School for Children, the school is currently located in Thornhill at the Spring Farm branch of Eitz Chaim Day School, with Rabbi Yosef Michalowicz serving as principal.
Scope and Content
The series documents the BJE's involvement in founding the Orah school and assisting in its operations. The series also documents studies of the school conducted by the TJC and BJE in the early 1980s and again in the early 1990s. The series contains meeting minutes of the board of directors and study committees, memoranda and correspondence relating to the school's operations, and records relating to the school's budget, fundraising activities, and enrolment. Files in the series are organized alphabetically by subject.
Subjects
Children
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Purim celebrations file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 50; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Purim celebrations file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
50
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Paul Brown.
Subjects
Children
Costume
Purim
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
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
49
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1944]-[199-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Michael Cowan is the son of Saul and Lillian Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Michael Cowan as a small child, in a group photo of the Homewood Public School choir, as a teenager in front of the family home on Brucewood in Toronto, and with his wife Nancy in Montreal. There is a commencement programme for his 1957 graduation from Bathurst Heights Collegiate, and programmes for recitals, concerts, and theatre events in which Michael was a participant or composed the music. These include the UC Follies at Hart House, University of Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Temple Sinai Religious School operetta, and The Jazz Singer at the Saidie Bronfman Yiddish Theatre in Montreal. As well there is correspondence between Michael and family members, and a letter written by him at the age of 11 to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society offering a suggestion for the cause of rheumatism.
Name Access
Cowan, Michael
Subjects
Children
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 m of textual records
Date
[197-]-[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the North American Jewish Students Network and in particular, its Canadian division.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Subjects
Children
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
North American Jewish Students Network (Canada)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
4 photograph albums
ca. 450 photographs : b&w and col. (ca. 260 negatives) ; 36 x 30 cm and smaller
3 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1963]-[ca. 1995]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of graphic material and textual records documenting Canadian Young Judaea. Included are photographic albums, loose photographs, clippings, photographic contact sheets and negatives, and textual records, including meeting minutes, correspondences, etc. All of the items relate to Ontario-based Jewish summer camps such as Camp Solelim and Camp Biluim, as well as to Canadian Young Judaea.
Custodial History
Records came via Josefa Michaelson, c/o Canadian Young Judaea
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Children
Camps
Name Access
Canadian Young Judaea
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1936]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Eitz Chaim. Included are photographs, yearbooks, class lists and registers, teachers record books and student grade reports, curriculum materials, anniversary books and 2 DVDs from a gala dinner and fundraising event. Also included is the Beth Jacob High School dedication and founders dinner book.
Administrative History
Known then as the Poylishe Talmud Torah, Eitz Chaim began in 1915 with a few students in one classroom guided by one teacher. The school’s first premises were in the Elm Street Shul. Within a year, a second teacher, Reb Leibish Noble, was hired, and he remained actively involved in Eitz Chaim for 30 years. There were now 30 students in two classes. The four-hour nightly sessions were held at the end of the regular public school day with an additional six hours on Sunday. Classes continued throughout the summer as well.
The school’s first building on Chestnut Street was inaugurated in August 1916, with additional classes held at a branch on Simcoe Street. The second president of the school, Yosef Shidlowsky, in a move to be more inclusive of all Orthodox Jews, changed the name of the school to Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
In 1917, Mr. Shidlowsky, Itshe Meyer Korolnek, and Joseph Cooper managed not only to obtain a provincial charter to open a religious school, but were also instrumental in purchasing the Italian Club at 68 D’Arcy St. to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment.
In 1920, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart arrived from Stashow, Poland, and assumed the post of spiritual leader of the Talmud Torah. He introduced more Hebrew instruction and a more intensive Torah curriculum.
In 1926, Rabbi Pinchas Ravad became the next principal, a position he retained for the next nine years. During that time, a separate girls’ class was formed and the first female teacher was hired. Although a fire in 1927 destroyed the wooden school building on D’Arcy St., a new, larger school was constructed on the same site and dedicated on December 30, 1927. After moving into the new building, student enrollment increased dramatically. Beginning with 300 students in 1929, the student body grew to 400 in 1931, 503 in 1933, and 600 in 1938.
After the passing of Rabbi Graubart, an evening high school yeshiva, the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva, was founded in 1939 to serve boys 14 years of age and up with Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky acting as rosh yeshiva beginning in 1941. The building next door to the Talmud Torah, at 80 D’Arcy Street, was purchased to provide space for the yeshiva and was connected via a walkway to the Talmud Torah. As the students of Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah graduated from the elementary school, they would eventually attend the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva. That same year, Rabbi Jacob I. Wohlgelernter became principal of the Talmud Torah and a kindergarten was added in 1942.
Seven years later, Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum officially assumed the role of principal of Eitz Chaim Schools. Beginning with only a grade 1, new grades were added every year until grades 1 through 9 were in place. Eitz Chaim gradually broadened its scope, welcoming Jewish students from many diverse backgrounds and establishing afternoon and day classes beginning in 1950 at a branch on Burnside Ave. To meet the growing demand for classes, the Torath Emeth Jewish Centre was established at 1 Viewmount Avenue in 1956.
By 1958, in response to the geographical shift of the Jewish population northward, the Tanenbaum Building was added to the complex, followed by the Korolnek Building in 1961, both at 1 Viewmount Avenue. By this time, Eitz Chaim had two principals: Rabbi Nussbaum, who oversaw Hebrew studies, and Rabbi Shlomo Jakubovitz, who oversaw general studies.
The two buildings on D’Arcy St. were sold in 1966 and the proceeds were designated toward purchasing a new school building to the north of the city. Rabbi Shlomo Jakobovits, Avraham Bleeman, Joe Goldwasser and Sam Wortsman led the way in persuading the Board of Directors to purchase the land at Patricia and Bathurst Streets. Patricia and Bathurst Streets served as the temporary location for portable units until the large, permanent building was completed in 1970. This location evolved into the boys’ campus, servicing students from all areas of the city.
Rabbi Shneur Weinberg succeeded Rabbi Nussbaum in 1969 and served as the Hebrew principal until his retirement in 1995, when Rabbi Aaron Levine took over. The position of Hebrew studies principal for the girls’ school was created in 1974 and was held by Rabbi Leibish Adler for 26 years. Rabbi Mordechai Gewirts succeeded Rabbi Adler in 2002 and was principal of the girls’ school until 2012. Eitz Chaim Schools developed rapidly and acquired an excellent reputation among North American day schools.
The female graduates of Eitz Chaim, for the most part, attended public high school. To counter this trend, Beth Jacob High School, with the guidance of Eitz Chaim, was launched in 1963, with classes conducted near the Viewmount branch. In 1966, the Beth Jacob High School and Teacher’s Seminary was completed on Lawrence Avenue, culminating in the opening of a girls’ high school that became completely independent of Eitz Chaim. Today, many female graduates of Etiz Chaim continue their education at Beth Jacob High School.
The Spring Farm campus, named for the farm formerly on that site, opened its doors in 1988. Currently, Eitz Chaim serves primarily as an elementary educational institute under the guidance of Rabbi Isser Pliner.
History from http://www.eitzchaim.com/index.php?page=history (viewed Oct. 6, 2014)
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description note: Includes ca. 500 photographs, texts, 2 DVDs and 1 betacam cassette.
Use Conditions note: student grade reports are closed until 30 years after the death of the individual.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
1957-1958
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of Bernie Shiner's class at Associated Hebrew Schools on Neptune Avenue, Toronto.
Identified individuals from 1957 are: David Zweig; Mitchell (?); Phillip Granovsky; Ian Eckler; Mark Greenspan; Hillel Eisen; Mark Gottlieb; Heidi (?); Mark Shapiro; Bernie Shiner; Gordon Lindsay; Carol Ogden; Vernon Kurtz; Milton Davis; Allan Greenspan; Leonard Feldman; Bobby Posen; Avram Steinman; and Sima Godfrey. The teacher was Mr. Clodman.
Identified individuals from 1958 are: Avram Steinman; David Zweig; Evelyn Klein; Bobby Posen; Emma Applebaum; Vernon Kurtz; Gordon Lindsay; Leonard Feldman; Allan Greenspan; Alan Frankel; Henry Metkiewitz; Bernie Shiner; Ronnie Rosenberg; Phil Granovsky; Deena Mandel; Mitchell (?).
Descriptive Notes
See accession form for location of individuals.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Zweig, David
Granovsky, Phillip
Eckler, Ian
Greenspan, Mark
Eisen, Hillel
Gottlieb, Mark
Shapiro, Mark
Shiner, Bernie
Lindsay, Gordon
Ogden, Carol
Kurtz, Vernon
Davis, Milton
Greenspan, Allan
Feldman, Leonard
Posen, Bobby
Steinman, Avram
Godfrey, Sima
Shapiro, Mark
Davis, Milton
Klein, Evelyn
Applebaum, Emma
Frankel, Alan
Metkiewitz, Henry
Rosenberg, Ronnie
Mandel, Deena
Associated Hebrew Schools
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-4-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 yearbooks
Date
1988-1993
Scope and Content
Accession consists of six yearbooks from Solomon's school years.
Administrative History
Dara Solomon was born in Toronto in 1975 to Joseph and Maureen (Kokotow) Solomon. Her sister is Alida Solomon. In 2004, she married Jay Rosenthal of Natick, MA in San Francisco, CA. Solomon attended Bialik Hebrew Day School (1980-89), Arlington Senior Public School (1989), CHAT (1990), and Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (1991-93). She went on to the University of Toronto where she received her BA and to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her Masters in Arts Administration. She worked in museums in the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years before returning to Toronto with her family in 2012. Since 2012, she has been the director of the Ontario Jewish Archives. She has a daughter named Stella Rosenthal and a son named Cy Rosenthal.
Subjects
Children
Education
Name Access
Solomon, Dara, 1975-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w (tiffs)
Date
1958-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 17 scanned photographs from Joe Solomon's time as a camper and tripper at Camp Timberlane, an overnight camp founded in 1957 by Barry and Philomena Lowes on Lake of Two Islands in the Haliburton Highlands. Since it's founding, Camp Timberlane has catered to Jewish campers from Toronto. There is a finding aid in the folder with the scanned photos.
Administrative History
Joseph Nathan Solomon was born on September 4, 1944 to Myer and Sarah (nee Grafstein) Solomon. He is their middle son. He has two brothers David (deceased 2013) and Robert. Solomon attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, University of Toronto for his Bachelors and Osgoode Law School. A highlight of Solomon's life is being a tripper at Camp Timberlane for over 15 years. Solomon practiced law with his father Myer Solomon for the firm Solomon & Solomon and independendly following Myer's retirement and death in the late 1980s. Solomon married Maureen (nee Kokotow) Solomon from Kirkland Lake, ON in 1968. They have two daughters Alida Solomon and Dara Solomon, who started serving as the director of the Ontario Jewish Archives in 2012. Alida Solomon is a chef and restaurant owner.
Subjects
Children
Camps
Name Access
Solomon, Joseph, 1944-
Camp Timberlane
Places
Haliburton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Rules and Conditions for the Morris Black Memorial Essay Contest, essays submitted, correspondence from the Board of Jewish Education and the vote casting process for the 1976 contest.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
The Morris Black Memorial Essay Contest was established by the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region's Department of Education and Culture. The rules and conditions stated in a booklet dated 1973 was that the 'prize or prizes for the best essay or essays or oral address or addresses on men famous in Jewish history...'. The Contest was open to 'All Jewish children in the Province of Ontario outside of Metropolitan Toronto and Ottawa.' The essays submitted in 1973 appeared to follow the Rules and Conditions. However, in the 1976 contest, now sponsored by The Board of Jewish Education, there were no restrictions on where the Jewish children lived or on the gender of the person in Jewish history being written about.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a document titled 'Educational Counseling Centre (Day School) Guidance and Counseling Program of the Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Toronto (JVS).
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
The Educational Counseling Centre of JVS provided a guidance and counseling program to the seven Hebrew Day Schools in Toronto.
Subjects
Children
Education
Name Access
Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-11
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
ca. 2.5 metres of textual records
10 CDs
Date
1974-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the governance and activities of the Jewish Family and Child (formerly Jewish Family and Child Services). Included are program reports and meeting materials from 1995 to 2011. Meeting materials document the following committees: Child and Youth Services, Family and Community Services, Budget and Finance, Management, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Supervisors/Management, and Staff meetings.
Also included are CDs with scanned copies of JF&CS's Board of Director's and Executive Committee meeting minutes for the time period from 1974 to 2000.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Charities
Children
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Family and Child Services (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
24 photographs : col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1988-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the graduating classes of the Downtown Jewish Community School from the first class in 1988 through to 2013. Missing are the photographs from the years 1998, 1999 and 2011. Also included are identification keys as well as class lists detailing student names, addresses, home schools and parent names.
Subjects
Education
Children
Religion
Name Access
Downtown Jewish Community School (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3533
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3533
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 7 cm (sight) in matte 19 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Al Bochner became a psychiatrist in the United States. Mosie Bochner married the daughter of Yolles, who owned a furniture store on Yonge Street, south of Bloor Street in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is an original studio portrait of Al and Mosie Bochner of Guelph, Ontario.
Notes
Title taken from identification list provided by the donor.
Photographer was C. Burgess of Guelph, Ont.
Subjects
Children
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
Guelph (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph is a copy.
Name Access
Kizel, Aaron
Subjects
Children
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
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy portrait of the Abramsky children, identified from left to right as: Ida, Katherine (Gould), Harry, Edith (Mrs. Hillel Weinberg, Toronto), Moe.
Notes
Original photograph by D. A. Weese, Elite Studio, Kingston.
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Children
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3535
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3535
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1907]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm, on matboard 23 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Maxwell K. Bochner would grow up to found the Bochner Eye Institute in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of Max Bochner, Freda Bochner (m. Lipson) and Morris Bochner as children in Midland, Ontario.
Notes
Title taken from identification list provided by the donor.
Photograph taken by J. W. Bald of Midland, Ontario.
Subjects
Children
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
Midland (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of John Devor standing on the steps of Beth Israel Synagogue with a group of Sunday school children, taken at the closing of the school for the summer. John Devor was the teacher. Pictured are:
Top row, left to right: Jerry Dardick, Bernice Abramsky, John Devor, Betty Cohen, Barry Tenhouse.
Middle row, left to right: Teddy Tevan, [?] Dardick, Jerry Springer, Sydney Lannis, Isadore Lannis.
Front row, left to right: Marilyn Abramsky, Shirley Tenhouse.
Notes
This item is almost identical to photo #3421.
Name Access
Abramsky, Bernice
Abramsky, Marilyn
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Cohen, Betty
Dardick, Jerry
Devor, John
Lannis, Isadore
Lannis, Sydney
Springer, Jerry
Tenhouse, Barry
Tenhouse, Shirley
Tevan, Teddy
Subjects
Children
Portraits, Group
Teachers
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
1981-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
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 portrait of Moses Tobe and David Dime, business partners from Belleville, Ontario. Also pictured is a small child named Sean, who is standing on a wicker chair.
Subjects
Businessmen
Children
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
Belleville (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3362
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3362
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 14 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bunny was born in 1910, Ida in 1911 and Rita in 1908. There were five other children in the Moses family: Wolfe (b. 1913), Malca (b. 1915), Aubey (b. 1917), Nat (b. 1919), and Sid (b. 1921). Their parents were Hascal and Annie Moses.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of siblings Bunny, Ida and Rita Moses as children.
Notes
Original photograph by J.A. McDonald, Sudbury.
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Children
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Abraham Zivian lived in Gananoque and worked as a teacher in Kingston, Ontario.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Abraham Zivian with twelve young students, in Grodno, Lithuania.
Subjects
Education
Children
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
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3351
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3351
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
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 a group of children and teachers in front of the Anshe Sholom Temple in Hamilton, Ontario. The temple was located on Hughson Street.
Notes
The photograph is somewhat pixilated and may have been copied from a book or newspaper.
Name Access
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Children
Synagogues
Teachers
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-8-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 733
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
733
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a large group of children from the Hamilton Talmud Torah, on a picnic in a park with their teachers. The group is standing in front of a large flag.
Name Access
Talmud Torah
Subjects
Children
Picnics
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 922
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
922
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 16 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Gurevitch family arrived in Krugerdorf in 1906. Aaron was a blacksmith and also looked after the cemetery. The family later moved to Englehart.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Gurevitch children on the family farm in Krugerdorf, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are: Rebecca, Min, Dave, Esther, Hymie Lehrman, Ray, and Mendel.
Name Access
Gurevitch family
Subjects
Family farms
Children
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
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4297
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4297
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of Lillian Smith with a group of Jewish orphaned children from Toronto on a picnic in Port Credit, Ontario. The picnic took place on the Smith family's property, called Poplar Hill. The photo depicts the group seated on some steps. Lillian is pictured in the centre of the second row from the top.
Subjects
Children
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
1987-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
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