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Level
Item
ID
Item 3796
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3796
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Bill Engel, of Oshawa, Ontario, on the track field at University College in Toronto. Engel was the first place winner at the track meet. He is wearing a Varsity track suit and is leaning up against a hurdle.
Subjects
Sports
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
1984-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3797
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3797
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Bill Engel, a sprinter from Oshawa, Ontario, at a track meet. He is wearing running shorts and a tank top.
Subjects
Sports
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
1984-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3798
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3798
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Bill Engel, a sprinter from Oshawa, Ontario, at the Maccabia Games in Prague. Engel is pictured in the back row on the far left with four other men. The group are all wearing track and field clothing.
Subjects
Sports
Societies
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
1984-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 804
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
804
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 117 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.
The Jewish Fraternal Softball League was affiliated with the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society.
Identified individuals include: 3rd from left, Sam Urman; 7th from left, Sam Feldt; 16th from left, Fred Hamilton; 17th from left, Jimmy Simpson; 20th from left, Henry S. Rosenberg; 24th from left, Arnold Hundert.
Subjects
Societies
Sports
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
Trinity Bellwoods (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1975-007
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3703
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3703
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3702
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3702
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
The identification of those pictured is available with the original photograph.
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3701
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3701
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
York Mills Tourist Camp
Subjects
Camps
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3700
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3700
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
The names of those pictured are identified on the original photograph.
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3699
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3699
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Kingston Road
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3698
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3698
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph was probably taken at stop 21, Kingston Rd.
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Kingston Road
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3697
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3697
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph was probably taken at stop 21, Kingston Rd.
Name Access
Kingston Road
Workers' Sport Group
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3696
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3696
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 April, 1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph was probably taken at stop 21, Kingston Rd.
Name Access
Workers' Sport Group
Kingston Road
Subjects
Sports
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
1985-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4190
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4190
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Twyman, Dave
Gryfe family
Willison Square
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4182
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Joe Sklar of Sklar bedding.
Name Access
Sklar, Joe
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4184
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4184
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Sklar, Joe
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4185
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4185
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1949]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Sol., 371 Grace St., Toronto.
Name Access
Sklar, Joe
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4186
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4186
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1936 or 1937]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Name Access
Sklar, Joe
Ontario Senior Lightweight Weightlifting Champion
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4187
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4187
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Sklar, Joe
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4189
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4189
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1937]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Bass, Izzy
Ontario Body Beautiful Lightweight Weightlifting Champion
Subjects
Sports
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
1986-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4188
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4188
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Bass, Izzy
Ontario Body Beautiful Lightweight Champion
Subjects
Sports
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]-1970
Physical Description
125 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
B’nai B’rith is the oldest Jewish service organization in North America. It was founded on October 13, 1843 by a group of eleven men in New York City.
Originally called Bundes-Brueder [League of Brothers], with the alternate title of “The Independent Order of B’nai B’rith”, they later shortened their name to simply “B’nai B’rith”, meaning sons of the covenant.
In an attempt to unite Jewish communities, they developed an inclusive membership mandate that does not discriminate against ethnic or religious sects. The initial vision of the organization was to develop a national Jewish organization, which would provide aide to all Jewish citizens. These goals have long since been realized. The organization currently has lodges internationally and B’nai B’rith membership is in the millions.
B’nai B’rith cites its main goals to be: reaching out to those in need, fighting antisemitism and prejudice of any kind, and promoting human rights and world peace. One of their most recognized accomplishments is the formation of the Anti-Defamation League, which combats anitsemitism and promotes human rights.
In Canada, the first B'nai B'rith lodge was founded in Toronto, the Canada Lodge, in 1875, but it folded in 1894. Other lodges were formed in Montreal, in 1881, and Victoria, in 1886. These lodges were disbanded around the turn of the century and the organization did not have much of a presence in Canada until the outbreak of the first World War. Shortly afterwards, in Toronto, B’nai B’rith had fifteen lodges and eleven chapters. The lodges were the men’s groups and the chapters were for the women; in addition, there was also the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, called the Hillel Foundation, which was located at the University of Toronto.
In Toronto, the Sportsmen Lodge began as a modest sized group of 100 members in 1954, and doubled in membership over the next 10 years. They sponsored an annual baseball night and a sportswriters dinner that honoured an outstanding sports journalist. The dinner was well known amongst journalists and was well attended. The Sportsmen Lodge also hosted an annual Celebrity dinner, at which a outstanding Canadian personality was chosen and honoured for his or her achievements.
The lodge was also active in working with handicapped children and in fundraising campaigns.
Scope and Content
Series consists of images taken by Al Gilbert of the B’nai B’rith Sportsmen Lodge Dinners at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The files in this series document three different dinners for the years 1969, 1970 and an unidentified dinner from the 1960s.
Notes
Selection for this series was based on the various activities and functions of the event. The dinner was held as an annual award ceremony and installation for the newly appointed officers of the Sportsmen Lodge. The criteria used for selection included: awards, speeches, installation oaths, entertainment, and dinner tables.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Sportsmen Lodge
Hillel
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Sports
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1975-007
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-007
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 74 cm
Date
1919-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League. Pictured are the Judean Benevolent and B'nai Brith teams. In addition, accession includes a Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society Directory, and material pertaining to the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society including several versions of its Constitution and By-Laws, an anniversary banquet programme, and two copies of the Golden Jubilee Book.
MG_RG
MG2 B1E
Subjects
Sports
Societies
Name Access
Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Fraternal Softball League (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records pertaining to the operation of the Kashruth Department of the Toronto Jewish Congress. The department was situated within the Orthodox Division.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Religion
Food
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Toronto Jewish Congress
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a notice in Yiddish from Rabbi Meir Levy announcing to the Jewish community that shochtim Yichiel Wagman and Soloway, Hymie Weisfeld, Lazar Salkovitch, and Moishe Gross are valid, certified kosher butchers. These shochtim, it states, are well known in Toronto, learned in Torah, and they have been certified under the strictest rules of kashrut.
Subjects
Religion
Food
Occupations
Name Access
Levy, Meir Zvi
Wagman, Yichiel
Weisfeld, Hymie
Salkovitch, Lazar
Gross, Moishe
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 item
Date
1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one Shopsy's Delicatessen menu from March 1985. The deli introduced a new menu on 1 April 1985. It is a laminated, oversized, three-panel menu and is from the deli located at Yonge and Front Streets, across from the former O'Keefe Centre.
Administrative History
Harry and Jennie Shopsowitz started the family business, Shopsy's Delicatessen, in 1921. The first location was on Spadina Avenue at Dundas Street and was initially an ice-cream parlour, although they quickly converted it into a delicatessen in 1922. Shopsy's became an institution in the city where the likes of Bob Hope, Al Waxman, Dennis Hull and Scotty Bowman were regular customers. Harry's three sons took over the business in 1947. The brothers, Sam and Israel, expanded the business by packaging and distributing their hotdogs and corned beef to grocery stores. Sam Shopsowitz, the more gregarious of the two brothers, was known as the "Corned Beef King".
Subjects
Food
Business
Restaurants
Name Access
Shopsy's Delicatessen (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-5
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 document (9 jpgs)
Date
1962
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one scanned copy of the Lakehead Hadassah cookbook from 1962.
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the records in July 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-07-19.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Food
Women
Name Access
Safir, Shari-Lyn
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1953, 1956-1957
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three cookbooks produced by the Toronto B'nai Brith Women. The first is entitled "Party Book", the second is "Oven Magic", and the third is "What's Cooking?".
Subjects
Food
Women
Name Access
Toronto B'nai B'rith Women
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
37 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. during an athletic competition. The photographs depict people participating in various sporting activities, such as boxing, karate and gymnastics in the Bloor gym, as well as people at a banquet held afterwards.
Identified individuals include Hy Beck, John (Jack) Wahl, Sam Ozak, Mr. and Mrs. Cherry, Lou Friedman, Sam Helfenbaum, Kiva Barkin, Irving Soren, Mark Zimmerman and Bernard Dales.
Subjects
Sports
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
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-1982
Physical Description
50 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of children partaking in various physical education activities such as gymnastics, soccer and basketball. The file also includes contact sheets with four images on each sheet.
Subjects
Sports
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
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 artifact
Scope and Content
This file consists of one program book from the 1987 Sports Celebrity Dinner and one plaque presented to William G. Davis, the recipient of the tribute. William G. Davis was the former Premier of Ontario, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League and a promoter of athletics. Davis was also a supporter of the building of the Skydome.
The MC for the evening was Brian McFarlane. Celebrity guests included Mike Ditka, John Brophy, Stephen Condren, Leo Cahill, Sandra Post, Russ Howard, Jack Donohue, Sheila Forshaw, Bill Simmons, Sylvia Ruegger, Willie Pless and Milt Ottey.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1989
Physical Description
72 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
1 artifact : 30 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program book and photographs taken at the 1989 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to R. Alan Eagleson, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association, chief organizer of the Canada Cup and the driving force behind the 1972 series between Russia and Canada. The dinner was held at the Constellation Hotel on 13 June 1989. There is also a plaque that was presented to Eagleson by the JCC.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. The celebrity guests included Harry Neale, Brian McFarlane, Dennis Hull, Jack Donohue, John A. Ziegler Jr., Ron Kanter, Harry Ornest, Bruce Hood, David Edge, Ron Ellis, Paul Henderson, Carrie-Lynn Cohn, Darryl Sittler, Joseph Kibur, Marcel Dionne, Dubie Bader, Bobby Baun, George Chuvalo, John Karpis, Bethany Dworkin, Mike Palmateer and Keith Acton.
Other identified individuals include Bernard Kaimin, Martin Atkins, Harold Cipin, Alan B. Zender, Ted Winick, Bert Fine, Robert Hall, Cantor Louis Danto, Harry Ungerman and Paul Henderson.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
67 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program book and photographs taken at the 1992 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to Bruce McNall, NHL team owner; John Candy, comedian; and Wayne Gretzky, hockey player. They were being honoured as new owners and promoters of the Toronto Argonauts. The dinner was held on 3 June 1992.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. The celebrity guests included Mark Hebscher, Ken Daniels, Howard Glassman, Jack Donohue, Brian J. Cooper, Larry W. Smith, Michael P. McCarthy, Adam Rita, Mike Clemons, Dan Ferrone, Hank Ilesic, Don Moen, Lance Chomyc, Darrel K. Smith, Wendel Clark, Eric Lindros, Darryl Sittler, Bobby Hull, Sandy Hawley, Ernie Samuel, Norman Jewison, Ed Mirvish, Garth Drabinsky, Brian Linehan, Dini Petty, Karen Preston, Peter Martin, Dave Quinn, and Bill Stephenson.
Other identified individuals include Abe Glowinsky, Harold Cipin, Paul Brownstein, Alan B. Zender and Lt. Gov. Henry Jackman.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1990 sub-sub-series
Walk and Festival event photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-16
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 May 1990
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Scope and Content
Negative of UJA Walk for Israel volunteers grilling hot dogs
Notes
Title based on content of negative
Negative by Graphic Artists Photographers
Subjects
Food
Volunteers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Joseph Fremar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Joseph Fremar
Number
AC 021
Subject
Business
Food
Occupations
Interview Date
14 May 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Bess Shockett
Total Running Time
021: 12:59 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Joseph "Joe the Orangeman" Fremar was a produce merchant in Kensington Market and opened his location on Augusta Avenue in 1938. Freamar, commonly referred to as the "Orangeman" was a member of the Kiever Synagogue.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fremar, Joseph
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Shockett, Bess
Geographic Access
Augusta Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Started at location on 334 Augusta Street in 1938
Only one other merchant on Augusta at that time. He sold vegetables
His home was on Oxford Street
Since he arrived in 1938 most of the merchants have “changed around”
When he arrived in 1938 the Anshe Lida Synagogue was located on Augusta. It was located at the current fish store location
The congregants were originally from Romania
There were no religious Jewish Schools on Augusta at the time
Synagogues at the time were: Lubavitcher on Grange; Kiever on Denison; Minsker.
A man by the name of Biasky (?) brought Joseph into the Kiever Synagogue which he attended only on holidays. He also attend the Londoner Synagogue on Spadina
Joseph is still a Kiever member, does not attend but pays dues to in order to maintain his cemetery plot, which the Kiever holds at the Roselawn Cemetery.
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the social politics and financial expectations around belonging to certain Toronto synagogues versus others.

In this clip, Joseph Fremar, also known as "Joe the Orange Man", talks about the changing population of Toronto

Name
Morris Fishman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Number
AC 036
Subject
Antisemitism
Nonprofit organizations
Communities
Synagogues
Societies
Food
Occupations
Clubs
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Richard Menkis
Total Running Time
Side 1 46 minutes Side 2 17 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Morris Fishman was born September 29, 1916 in New Jersey. His family moved to Welland, Ontario when he was an infant. He attended elementary and high school in Welland and completed two years at the University of Toronto. He worked in a family men's wear business in Welland. Morris was actively involved in the Jewish community including participation in the Anshe Yosher Congregation, the Jewish Cultural Society and the Jacob Goldblatt B'nai Brith Lodge. He was married and had two daughters.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fishman, Morris
Geographic Access
Welland
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 036 Fishman\AC 036 transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

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

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

Name
Blanche Haber
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
December 18, 1987
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Blanche Haber
Number
AC 189
Subject
Families
Occupations
Immigrants--Canada
Food
Antisemitism
Interview Date
December 18, 1987
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Kaylee Gollom Miller
Total Running Time
Side 1 - 31 minutes Side 2 - 31 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Blanche Haber (nee Heller) was born in a small town in Russia in 1893. She came to Toronto at age 8. Her father worked as a peddler. She married Isadore Haber in 1915. Three of her five children died from illnesses in their childhood. Before her marriage, Blanche worked as a seamstress. Isadore worked as a tailor, primarily for Eaton's. Like her mother, once married, Blanche took boarders into their home at 112 Parliament Street.
Material Format
sound recording
Geographic Access
Toronto
Halifax
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 189 Haber\AC 189 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Blanche Haber describes taking boarders into her mother’s and her own home at 112 Parliament Street.

In this clip, Blanche Haber fondly remembers the warm relationship that developed between her family and the Manischewitz family. She explains that Joe Manischewitz boarded at her family’s home while his family built a matzah factory in Toronto.

Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Scope and Content
This item is an electronic copy photograph of Mimi Wise cooking cabbage rolls in her kitchen for the Hadassah Bazaar. The photograph was taken for the Toronto Telegram.
Subjects
Food
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Toronto Telegram. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2006-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 1-18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
1-18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]-1974
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Noted brothers, Nat and Lou Turofsky, began taking photos in 1907. They photographed wedding banquets, social and public events and celebrities, but were mostly known for their sports photography and quickly established themselves as the premier photographers in the sporting world. Their diverse hockey photographs truly captured the essence of the game, all of which chronicled the Original Six era.
Lou Turofsky was born in 1892 in Chicago to Russian immigrant parents. The family moved to Toronto in 1900, and Lou began work as a photographer at Alexandra Studios in 1907. In 1910, he bought the business and in 1911, he hired his brother Nat to work with him. While Nat never married, Lou married Ruth Seigel in 1936, at the age of 45, and had two daughters, Carol (m. Grafstein) and Riki, who is now an opera singer.
Nat and Lou Turofsky were perhaps the most famous sports photographers of the 1940s and 1950s, due in part to their contract as the official photographers of Maple Leaf Gardens from the 1930s until the mid-1950s. They also photographed baseball games for the Toronto Maple Leaf baseball club.
Nat and Lou Turofsky died in 1956 and 1959 respectively.
Scope and Content
This series consists of eighteen photographs taken by the Turofsky brothers from the late 1940s up until 1974. The photographs depict members of the sports community in Toronto, including athletes, managers, newscasters and reporters, as well as international athletes and celebrities such as Herb Elliot, Danny Kaye, Phil Silvers and Liberace. Many of the photographs feature Spencer "Spiff" Evans who was the publicity chief for the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
The series has been arranged and described at the item level.
Notes
Associated material note: The Hockey Hall of Fame possesses a Turofsky collection numbering 19 000 negatives.
Subjects
Sports
Accession Number
2002-12-3
2004-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w (14 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[196-], [197-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of Kalmen Greenspans & sons butcher shop at 170 Brunswick Avenue at Harbord Street. The photographs depict Greenspan and other staff members inside the butcher shop as well as the exterior of the shop. There is also one earlier photograph of the exterior. The textual records include order forms and letterhead.
Subjects
Business
Food
Name Access
Greenspan, Harry
Greenspan, Kalmen
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-3
Material Format
text
Physical Description
1 book : 166 p.
Date
[198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one cookbook published by the Sisterhood of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue and the Dorothy Rothschild Chapter of Hadassah (Sudbury).
Subjects
Food
Women
Name Access
Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue
Hadassah-Wizo
Places
Subury, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-63
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-63
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. (jpgs) ; 72 MB
1 folder of textual records
Date
[2014?]-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 19 digital photos of Shoresh activities including beekeeping, farming, the Kavanah Garden in Vaughan, Maxie's Garden in Kensington Market, a map of Bela Farm in Hillsburgh, and gardening at Baycrest. Also included is a copy of Shoresh 2016 Year in Review.
Administrative History
Shoresh is a grassroots Jewish environmental organization in Southern Ontario. They exist to nurture a regional Jewish community that sees environmental ethics as a core element of Jewish identity, and is actively committed to responsible stewardship of the earth. They do this through educational programs that link Jewish texts and teachings with experiences of awe and wonder of the natural world; leadership opportunities that invest in the next generation of Jewish environmental leaders; and responsive action including environmental advocacy and the production of sustainable products that enrich Jewish life. They operate out of Shoresh’s Kavanah Garden in Vaughan, Bela Farm in Hillsburgh, and through schools, synagogues, camps, and community organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Descriptive Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: There is a PDF version of image #19 of Bela Farm
Subjects
Agriculture
Food
Name Access
Shoresh (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg) ; 10.3 MB
Date
2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 1 digital photo of Ran Goel with produce. This is a publicity photo for Fresh City Farms.
Administrative History
Fresh City Farms is Canada’s largest commercial city farm located on six acres at Downsview Park in Toronto. Its mission is to create and perfect new ways to connect food makers and eaters. Founder Ran Goel lists “his grandmother’s stories about growing up on a Kibbutz, feeling democracy awaken in his childhood home of South Africa and his mom’s stuffed peppers” as inspiration.
Subjects
Agriculture
Farms
Food
Name Access
Fresh City Farms
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1958-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B'nai Brith Women Toronto cookbooks from 1958, 1960-1963, 1967-1972, and B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto yearbooks from 1973, 1975-1976. Each cookbook has a specific theme: Food for Fun; Dinner Dates; Chef's Choice; Gourmet Goodies; Around the World; Candlelight and Wine; Calories a la Carte; Gourmet's Gallery; Confessions of a Bala Busta; Dinner Magic; and People Helping People. The 1972 issue is both a yearbook and a cookbook. From 1973 on, the yearbooks, entitled Pledged to Serve, no longer contained any recipes and instead focused solely on the work of the B'nai Birth Women's Council of Toronto and its chapters.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Subjects
Food
Women in charitable work
Name Access
B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto
B'nai Brith Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the potential impact of Sunday sports on church-going
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Sports
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinners series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinners series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Date
1987-1994
Physical Description
427 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
3 cm of textual records
2 artifacts
Admin History/Bio
The Sports Celebrity Dinners were developed by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto in 1985. Each year, a different person connected with the world of sports was honoured by the community for their contributions. The night included a dinner, guest speakers and celebrity appearances, and usually an athletic demonstration or participatory event that related to the honouree's sport. For example, a boxing match, a skating demonstration or a batting cage.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs and program books from eight of the annual Sports Celebrity Dinners held by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4996
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4996
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 August 1961
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is an exterior view of Shopsowitz Delicatessen's 40th Anniversary. The photographs depicts a line-up of customers outside the entrance. Shopsy's is advertising 1920s prices.
Notes
Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Shopsowitz, Sam
Shopsy's Delicatessen
Subjects
Anniversaries
Food
Restaurants
Small business
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
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
47 records – page 1 of 1.

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