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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 and commerce
Food and cooking
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 and cooking
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 and cooking
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
Food and cooking
Name Access
Fresh City Farms
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1281
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1281
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
George Dickler was one of the founders of Adath Israel Congregation, as was Mrs. Dickler's brother Sam Greenberg. Their uncle was David Haimovitz, first President of Adath Israel.
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph is George Dickler, Mrs. Dickler, and their children, Irving P. Dickler, Q.C.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1977-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1908
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1908
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1980-2-9
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.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1544
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1544
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1978-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1543
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1543
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1978-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1555
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1555
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: Nathan (Nuchum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka with their three children. Standing from left to right are Polly, Sam and Anne Hoffman.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2944
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2944
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1905
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph is Mrs. Richards.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3283
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3283
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Harris was born in 1869, likely in Lithuania, and died in Toronto in 1936. His wife Sarah [Ruben] (1869-1940) had immigrated to Toronto from Svislocz (near Bialystock) in 1887. The couple lived for a time in the American Midwest before opening the Harris Delicatessen business in 1900 or 1901 at 233 Queen Street West in Toronto. In 1913 they moved the business across the street to 178 Queen Street West and re-opened as a new deli. Harris’ was the first Jewish delicatessen in Toronto. It was later converted by Mr. Harris from a deli to a tobacco store.
The family had three sons: Samuel Aaron (1888-1982) born in Toronto, Dr. William (1895-1955) born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dr. Louis [Jacob] (1906-1986) born in Toronto. Samuel and Sarah Harris were the grandparents of, among others, Judge Sydney M. Harris; Thelma B. Harris [m. Prof. Albert Rose]; and Sgt. Frederick B. Harris of the Queen’s Own Rifles, who was killed at Juno Beach on D-Day.
Sarah Harris was the sister or half-sister of Abraham Rothbart (pharmacist). Samuel Harris was the founding chairman of the Toronto Hebrew Free School, a founder of the Toronto Free Loan Association, and a president of the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home on Cecil Street.
Scope and Content
The photograph is an interior view of Harris' Deli located at 178 Queen St. W. near Simcoe Street in Toronto. Sarah Harris is pictured inside the deli.
Name Access
Harris, Sarah
Harris, Samuel
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This photograph was likely taken on 339 Centre Avenue, before the Hoffmans moved their store to Spadina Avenue in 1915. Pictured are Rivka and Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1978-9-2
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
Business and commerce
Events and celebrations
Food and cooking
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1542
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1542
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1978-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1504
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1504
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the exterior of Hirsch Harold Achber Grocery in Toronto. Pictured left to right are: Miriam (Achber) Hurvitz, Robert Hurvitz, Freda Hurvitz, Jacob Hurvitz.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1978-2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1485
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1485
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: Mrs. Greenburg, Goldie Sherman, Murray Greenburg, Phillip Greenburg.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2552
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2552
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Pictured is Mrs. Raicus.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1981-2-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1173
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1173
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Gurion Hyman standing in front of a kosher delicatessen on Spadina Avenue.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4982
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4982
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Alfred and Lewis Hart owned the grocery store until it closed in 1910. Alfred later had a cigar store at the southeast corner of Queen and Bathurst (1920-1926). He was later involved with Draimin Fur. Lewis became sales manager for Benson and Hedges Tobacco and later moved to Montreal.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1989-12-1
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 and youth
Education
Food and cooking
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
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Hyman Silverman standing next to the front window of Hyman's Delicatessen in Kingston, Ontario.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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 925
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
925
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
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 Manny Gurevitch standing in front of a grocery store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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 4048
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4048
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1909
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Ginsberg grocery store interior, located at Clarence and Horton Streets in London, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are: Rose Ginsberg, William Ginsberg (in apron), Nathan Freidkin, Bary Hyman Ginsberg (son of Rose and William), Dave Ginsberg, Joseph Levine.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
1986-8-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-134
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-134
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
15 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
[ca. 1990]-[ca. 2000]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of Henry Springer outside and inside his kosher meat store on Bathurst Street in Toronto. His son, Jeff Springer, appears in one of the photographs.
Administrative History
Henry Springer (1921-2014) was born on 10 November 1921 to Mordechai and Leah Springer in Szczebrzeszyn, Poland. He had two sisters, Brenda and Faigie and one brother, Charles. Seven generations of Springers in Poland were butchers. During the Second World War, the whole family survived as prisoners of Russian labour camps. Following the end of the war, they spent four years in a displaced persons camp in Austria named Steyr, then immigrated to Canada, arriving in Quebec City in 1949. They migrated to Toronto with the assistance of JIAS and the Springer family in Kingston.
After a few years of working in an upholstery factory, Henry and his brother Charles partnered to open a kosher butcher store called Springer’s Kosher Meats, on Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market. In 1958, they opened a second location at 3393 Bathurst St., following the Jewish community's move north. A year or so later they closed the location on Augusta and focused exclusively on the Bathurst St. location until its closing in 1995. Their father Mordechai also worked at the business up until his death in 1982.
The store sold fresh meat, chicken and fish and some delicatessen and was well known for its chickens.
Henry Springer was married to Shriley Springer and together had three children: Rochelle, Hannah and Jeff. He died on 3 November 2014 just shy of his 93rd birthday.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Food and cooking
Business and commerce
Name Access
Springer's Kosher Meats
Springer, Jeff
Springer, Henry, 1921-2014
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.
Subjects
Religion
Food and cooking
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 and cooking
Occupations and professions
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 and cooking
Business and commerce
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
Small communities
Food and cooking
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 and cooking
Women
Name Access
Toronto B'nai B'rith Women
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4740
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4740
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the staff standing behind the counter inside Kideckel Grocery in Ansonville, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Harry Kideckel, Fay Kideckel, [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], Becky Kideckel, [Sam?], Wilf Kideckel, Israel Kideckel.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4741
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4741
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the staff standing behind the deli counter at Kideckel Grocery in Ansonville, Ontario. From left to right are: [unidentified], Wilf Kideckel, Harry Kideckel, and [unidentified].
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4124
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of Albert's Food Market in Belle Ewart, Ontario. The store was formerly known as Lindy's Ice Cream Parlour and was operated by the Lindenbaum family.
Notes
Location of negative: 31:3.
Name Access
Lindenbaum family
Subjects
Food and cooking
Small communities
Business and commerce
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Belle Ewart, Ont.
Accession Number
1977-8-20
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 and commerce
Food and cooking
Occupations and professions
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
Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev Synagogue
Fremar, Joseph
Shockett, Bess
Geographic Access
Kensington Market, Toronto, Ont.
Augusta Ave., 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
Personal and family life
Anti-Semitism and discrimination
Small communities
Synagogues
Organizations
Societies and associations
Food and cooking
Occupations and professions
Clubs and lodges
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
Personal and family life
Occupations and professions
Land, settlement and immigration
Food and cooking
Anti-Semitism and discrimination
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 and cooking
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Union Kosher Delicatessan was owned by H. Garelick and D. Bernholtz; they were also owners of the Union Kosher Sausage Company located at 266 Parliament Street.
Scope and Content
Photograph of a woman standing outside the Union Kosher Delicatessan located at 797 Dundas Street in Toronto. The woman was most likely either Mrs. Garelick or Mrs. Bernholtz.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Union Kosher Delicatessan
Bernholtz, D.
Garelick, H.
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Wolfe began peddling fruit and vegetables as a young man; he purchased a horse and wagon and would buy his produce from the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market. In 1909, he bought a building at 613 Queen St. and starting selling wholesale produce with his cousin Osher Weinstein. After this business folded, Max and his brother Maurice started a new business selling oats, hay, grains and potatoes. In 1914, this business expanded and they began selling general produce under the name of Ontario Produce Company. After the Second World War, they expanded the business again into a grocery firm and changed the name to the Oshawa Wholesale Limited. This business was very successful, and eventually the brothers acquired the IGA franchise.
Max was married to Beatrice Albert in 1936. They had two children named Phyllis and Harold.
Max was a long time member of Beth Tzedec Congregation and the predecessor Beth Hamidrash Hagadol. An annual scholarship is awarded in his name through the Hy Cooper Trust Fund of Beth Tzedec's Men's Club to a student seeking to pursue Jewish Studies.
In 1966, Max and Maurice were honoured at a testimonial dinner by the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Produce Merchants Association. They were awarded the Celebrity of the Year Award in 1969 by the Sportsmen's Lodge, B'nai B'rith.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photograph of Max and Maurice Wolfe inside the Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market. The Wolfe brothers are positioned in the forefront, and appear to be engaged in a business transaction concerning a crate of strawberries. The portrait looks staged and may have been used for an advertisement or a newspaper article featuring the Wolfe brothers.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Ontario Produce Company
Toronto Wholesale Fruit Market
Wolfe
IGA
Beth Tzedec
Subjects
Business and commerce
Food and cooking
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
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