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Name
Ben Himel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Number
AC 135
Subject
Education
Fraternal organizations
Labor unions
Zionism
Interview Date
Jan 24, 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
135A: 26:40 minutes 135B: 29:20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Interview does not start at beginning.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ben Himel was Vice President and founder of the Borochov School and Kindergarten. Himel was affliated with the Poale Zion,Jewish National Workers Alliance (Farband), the Independent Workers Circle and The Board of Jewish Education
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Speisman, Stephen
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the ideologies of Canada's Labor Movements during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the Zionist movement within the Toronto Jewish community during the 1930s and 40s.

Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
88 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Benevolent societies, or landsmenshaften, were formed in the early part of the twentieth-centurey along shtetl lines by Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Toronto. The societies served to unite members of the community who originated from the same town or region, and also helped to secure passage to Toronto for those who were still in Europe. The societies also provided services to its dues-paying membership such as: aid in finding employment or accomodation, hospital and special medical care, doctor's visitation, sick benefit payments, funeral benefits and arrangements, and in many cases a burial plot. Some societies also provided a loans to its membership through a credit society. In later years, many benevlent societies also began to act as fraternal organizations that engaged in cultural and philanthropic programming.
The benevolent societies included in this sub-series were founded on the following dates: Chenstochover, 1914; Chmelnicker, ?; Drildzer, 1934; Hebrew Sick Benefit, 1910; Ivansker, 1931; Keltzer, 1913; Lagover, 1932; Lubliner, ?; Ostrovtzer Independent, 1925; Pride of Israel, 1905; Radomer, 1935; Stashiver, 1918; Warshaver Lodzer, 1929.
[Dates taken from: Rosenberg, Louis. "Jewish Mutual Benefit & Friendly Societies in Toronto: The First Fifty Ayears. 1896-1945"]
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of images documenting several sick benefit and mutual benefit societies in Toronto, such as: the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein, the Chmelnicker Society, the Drildzer Young Society, the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Lubliner Society, the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society, the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society, the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society, the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society, and the Warshaver Lodzer and Mutual Benefit Society. The images include members at banquets, dinners and meetings, members partaking in fundraising campaigns, and group photographs of the officers and ladies' auxiliaries.
The images have been arranged alphabetically by society and chronologically by event. They have been described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Date
1944-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a newsletter from Frontier Branch 513 of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance, and several documents from Shaarei Shomayim Congregation: a Sunday religious school report card and monthly bulletins.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Newsletters
Synagogues
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Toronto, Ont.)
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
ca. 250 photographs : b&w and col.
Date
1776, [191-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records related to the life and career of Dr. Fred Wienberg. Included are textual and photographic records documenting his personal and family life, his medial career, scholarly activities, involvement with the Jewish community, his collecting of Judaica, medical antiques and art, and his synagogue involvement. Other items include the Ostrovtzer Mutual Benefit Society minute book and a 1776 letter from Jonas Phillips, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War and an American merchant in New York City and Philadelphia.
Administrative History
Fred Weinberg (1919-2003) was born in Ostrawiec, Poland on July 6, 1919 to Rose and Israel Weinberg. Israel immigrated to Canada in 1920 and his wife and children joined him several years later in March of 1924. The family settled in Toronto where Israel worked in the fur manufacturing business. Israel was a supporter and aficionado of cantorial music as well as a founder of the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto and the Ostrovtzer Synagogue on Cecil Street.
Fred completed his primary and secondary education at Clinton Street Public School and Harbord Collegiate. He also attended the Brunswick Talmud Torah, celebrating his bar mitzvah in 1932. Fred decided to pursue a medical career, graduating from the University of Toronto’s medical school in 1944. During his studies he enlisted in the army and completed officers’ training in April 1945, attaining the rank of Captain. During his military career he served in the RCAMC at Camp Borden, Christie St. Hospital and at the Stanley Barracks in Toronto. Towards the end of the war he served as Officer in charge of repatriation of the POWs.
After the war Fred pursued his post-graduate work at Seaview and Bellevue hospitals in New York City from 1946 to 1947 and then moved on to the Children’s and Washington University hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri the following year. He was subsequently accepted as a resident at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and was ultimately appointed Chief Resident under the supervision of the internationally renowned paediatrician, Dr. Alan Brown. In 1950, Dr. Weinberg was hired as a physician in paediatrics at Sick Kids Hospital, making him the first Jewish doctor on staff. In addition to his staff responsibilities, he also lectured and was a faculty member at the University of Toronto’s Medical School for many years.
By the mid-point of his career, Dr. Weinberg went on to specialise in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), delivering lectures and publishing articles in medical journals. He also ran his own practice, which operated from 1950 to 1976, and later become Associate Medical Director of the Child Development Clinic, Neurology Division of Sick Kids until his retirement in 1984. He later continued his service at Sick Kids as a senior staff consultant and ran a specialized practice in Developmental Pediatrics for close to twenty years, which was later situated at 208 Bloor Street West.
Fred married Joy Cherry on December 16, 1952 at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. The couple had four children: Joel (b. 1953), Barry (b. 1955), Sari (b. 1956) and Deena (b. 1961). Throughout his life, Fred was actively engaged in Jewish communal work in a variety of capacities: assisting with the establishment of the United Synagogue Day School during the 1950s; as a fundraiser for the United Jewish Appeal (UJA); and as a participant in two of UJA’s early study missions to Israel in 1960 and 1961. He was also an influential figure within his synagogue, joining the Board of Directors of Beth Tzedec Synagogue during the late 1960s and serving as President from 1972 to 1975.
Fred and his wife Joy also collected Judaica, antiques and artwork. As a physician, Fred developed a passion and expertise in the area of medical antiques. He published articles in both the mainstream and Jewish press on subjects related to Jewish rituals, Judaica and art. He also had a regular column in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis from 1998 to 2002 entitled “Antique instruments”. Over time, the Weinberg’s assembled a world-class collection of Judaica and became increasingly active in the museum world. Fred assisted in the establishment of Beth Tzedec’s Helene and Rubin Dennis Jewish Museum, contributing items from the couple’s Judaica collection and securing the acquisition of the renowned Cecil Roth collection for the Museum during the early to mid-1960s. As a result of his significant contributions, he was bestowed the title of honourary curator to the Museum. Dr. Weinberg later branched out and assisted with the Koffler Gallery’s Lifecycle exhibition in 1984 as guest curator. The following year, he served as a special presenter and instructor to the docents at the “Precious Legacy” Czech Judaica exhibition at the ROM. The Weinberg’s most significant contribution to the museum world, however, was marked in September of 2000, when they were honoured at the opening of the Dr. Fred and Joy Cherry Weinberg Gallery of Judaica at the ROM, featuring some of their most valuable and treasured pieces.
Dr. Fred Weinberg passed away on October 30, 2003 at 84 years of age. The Weinberg Endowment Fund was established by the family at the University of Toronto’s Jewish Studies Program to honour Fred’s passion for Jewish history, rituals and artefacts. That year the Weinberg family also set up a fund in Fred’s name in support of the Therapeutic Clown Program, a highly visible and successful program within Sick Kids’ Pediatric Division.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Use Conditions Note: Records contain patient names and medical information.
Subjects
Families
Fraternal organizations
Physicians
Name Access
Weinberg, Fred, 1919-2003
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-10-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
1927-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a leather bound cemetery ledger presented to the Board of Directors by Mr. & Mrs. S. Ulster. The ledger is referred to as the "Golden Book". The names of the Board of Directors are handwritten in Hebrew. Listed on the following pages are the names of the deceased, some including the date and cemetery name. Also included are 7 handwritten sheets of paper from 1940-1966, of individuals names, dates and cemetery name.
Administrative History
The Chenstochover Aid Society, incorporated December 1914, was established as a mutual benefit society which included sick benefits and burial. The two burial locations for the CAS were Dawes Road Cemetery and Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Cemeteries
Name Access
Chenstochover Aid Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-9-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
ca. 14 cm of textual records
ca. 275 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
1 DVD
Date
[191-?]-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the life of Abe Zuckerman and several family members including Abe's father-in-law Elia Rubin and brother-in-law Jack Rubin. Included are: certificates of various sorts, correspondence, a DVD of the dedication of the restored Jewish cemetery in Wachock, eulogies, a family calender, financial documents, identity documents for Abe and Margot Zuckerman, memorial books/records for Abe Zukerman and Elia Rubin, photographs, and a small number of administrative and financial records from the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society.
Custodial History
The material that makes up accession 2017-9-1 belonged to Abe Zukerman. Mr. Zukerman's stepson, Mel Perlmutter, gathered the material and donated it to the Archives
Administrative History
Abram "Abe" Zuckerman (1914-2009) was born in Wierzbnik, Poland in 1914. He was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. In 1948, he came to Canada, where he became involved in the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society and married. His first wife, Esther, predeceased him. In 1975, he married his second wife, Margot, who had two children from a previous marriage. In addition to serving as a senior executive member of the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society for over 50 years, Abe volunteered with United Jewish Appeal and State of Israel Bonds. He passed away 8 Feb. 2009. Photo Caption (001): Abe Zukerman at his store on Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, [196-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11. Photo Caption (002): Lansdowne Cut Rate Store on Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, [196-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11. Photo Caption (011): Abe Zukerman at the Western Wall, [199-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11. Photo Caption (017): Abe Zukerman with others, possibly in Israel, [196-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11. Photo Caption (018): Abe Zukerman, [193-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11. Photo Captions (032) - (087): Unidentified individuals, [192-?]-[195-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-9-11.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
A number of photographs have writing in Polish and Yiddish on their opposite side, which might prove useful in their identification.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Cemeteries
Families
Name Access
Rubin, Elia
Rubin, Jack
Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society
Zukerman, Abe, 1914-2009
Zukerman, Margot
Places
Canada
Israel
Poland
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-6-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
ca. 30 cm of textual records
89 photographs : b&w and col. (7 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
1 CD-ROM (textual record)
19 videocassettes (ca. 22 hr.)
Date
[19--?]-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Abe and Margot Zukerman, their family, and the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society. Included are: awards, identity documents, legal documents, letters, photographs, publications, videocassettes, and vital records.
Photo Caption (015): Abe Zukerman's father, [19--?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2017-6-5.
Custodial History
Mel Perlmutter, stepson of Abe Zukerman and son of Margot Zukerman, donated the records to the Archives.
Administrative History
Abe Zuckerman (1914-2009) was born in Wierzbnik, Poland in 1914. He was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust. In 1948, he came to Canada, where he became involved in the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society and married. His first wife, Esther, predeceased him. In 1975, he married his second wife, Margot, who had two children from a previous marriage. In addition to serving as a senior executive member of the Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society for over 50 years, Abe volunteered with United Jewish Appeal and State of Israel Bonds. He passed away 8 Feb. 2009. Margot Zukerman (née Rubin) was born in Berlin, Germany on 31 December 1922. Still a child when the National Socialists came to power, she was denied schooling. She arrived in Toronto in 1939 never having received a formal education. Despite this, she was able to learn English and operate her father's small ladies' wear store in Hamilton for at least a dozen years. In 1944, she married her first husband Alexander Perlmutter, with whom she had two children: one in 1945 and another in 1948. In 1970, she moved to Toronto, where she acted as caregiver to her father. In 1974, she met Abe, whom she married on 14 February 1975. Like her husband, Margot was an active member of Toronto's Jewish community.
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.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: Other records relating to Abe Zukerman can be found in Accession 2017-9-1.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Families
Name Access
Wierzbniker Friendly Mutual Benefit Society
Zukerman, Abe, 1914-2009
Zukerman, Esther, 1912-1972
Zukerman, Margot, 1922-
Zukerman family
Places
Canada
Israel
Poland
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 550
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
550
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of executive members of the Mozirer Sick Benefit Society Young Men's Executive, copied from the Society's Silver Jubilee book.
Name Access
Mozirer Sick Benefit Society
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1892
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1892
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 28, 1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3040
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3040
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1935 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of members of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary seated around a table in someone's home.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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
1974-001
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1854
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1854
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph in the centre is Isaac Goldfield, and to his left is Mrs. Goldfield.
Name Access
Rachover Friendly Help Society
Goldfield, Isaac
Goldfield, Mrs. Isaac
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Fraternal organizations
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-11-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1911
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1911
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by L. Surdin, 16 Cameron St., Toronto.
Name Access
Zion Benevolent Association
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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
1980-2-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2925
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2925
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph at the front, from left to right are: David Brown (Superindendent of Jewish Old Folks Home); [unknown]; [unknown]; Layefsky; Jacob Zelick Rosenberg (father of Henry S. Rosenberg).
Name Access
Brown, David
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Layefsky
Mozirer Mutual Benefit Society
Rosenberg, Henry S.
Rosenberg, Jacob Zelick
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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
1981-7-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1912
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1912
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Zion Benefit Association
Zion Benevolent Association
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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
1980-2-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2564
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2564
Material Format
graphic material
Date
3 Aug. 1914
Physical Description
2 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of the First Hungarian Sick and Benevolent Society of Toronto.
Name Access
First Hungarian Sick and Benevolent Society
Scarborough Bluffs
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Picnics
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
Ontario
Accession Number
1981-3-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1520
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1520
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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 Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1183
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1183
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) + identification key
Name Access
Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2927
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2927
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals and families who were part of the Mozirer Sick Benefit Society sitting outside at a picnic at Appleton Farms, Ontario.
Notes
See also #1891 for negative.
Name Access
Appleton Farms
Mozirer Sick Benefit Society
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Picnics
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
Ontario
Accession Number
1981-7-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1496
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1496
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the Aleph Zadik Aleph Toronto Chapter no. 103 Executive members. Individuals include: H. Appelbaum; S. Banks; H. Eugene; S. Goldberg; M. Gruner; G. Hertzman; R. Hurvitz; P. Kopman; H. Wintrob; R. Slan; M. Sherman; H. Stubbins; D. Pearl; K. Shulman; S. Levine; D. Wasserman; I. Puro; H. Zifkin; A. Dunn; J. Lokach; I Salsberg; L. Slan; [Rusonig?]; P. Martin; W. Pomerantz; M. Simon.
Name Access
Aleph Zadik Aleph. Toronto Chapter
Appelbaum, H.
Banks, S.
Dunn, A.
Eugene, H.
Goldberg, S.
Gruner, M.
Hertzman, G.
Hurvitz, R.
Hopman, P.
Levine, S.
Lokach, J.
Martin, P.
Pearl, D.
Pomerantz, W.
Puro, I.
Salsberg, I.
Sherman, M.
Shulman, K.
Simon, M.
Slan, R.
Stubbins, H.
Wasserman, D.
Wintrob, H.
Zifkin, H.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Youth
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 Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 513
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
513
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 14, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the 7th convention of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance in Toronto.
Notes
Writing on the verso says: Donated in memory of Sholom Katz (July 5, 1893-April 5, 1975), born in Poland, came to Canada in 1910, by his wife Rochel.
Negative is missing (Oct. 2, 2013)
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Fraternal organizations
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
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1979-9-32
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-32
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Date
1917-1948
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a certificate of membership to the Independent Order of Foresters, membership dues slips from the Adoniram Council of the Masonic Lodge, and a photographic reproduction of a certificate of membership in the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society. Accession also includes business correspondence and newsclippings.
MG_RG
MG 6 E 3
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Fraternal organizations
Freemasonry--Lodges
Societies
Name Access
Independent Order of Foresters
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society
Eisen, Solomon
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
6 Feb. 1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one booklet from the Apter Hilfs Farein 5th Annual Banquet held at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Toronto on Sunday February 6, 1944.
Administrative History
The Apter Hilfs Farein was a landmanshaft organization formed by Polish immigrants to Toronto in the early 20th Century and the precursor to the Apter Friendly Society.
Upon emigrating to Canada the immigrants purchased a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in 1905, and in 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. That same year a Relief Committee was founded as a means of helping the Apter landsleit in Poland and while many of its members did not belong to the synagogue, the committee was permitted to hold their meetings there.
After the Second World War, the younger members of the Relief Committee decided to form an organization that would have a different mandate other than relief. Thus, in 1946 the Apter Friendly Society was founded with a membership of forty. The society instituted a series of cultural events and programming and maintained it's original social and welfare functions as well
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Fraternal organizations
Synagogues
Name Access
Apter Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Apter Hilfs Farein (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 52 x 20 cm or smaller
1 textual record
Date
[193-]-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of six photographs related to the Glass and Fine families. Included are graduation portraits of Al and Benjamin (Benny) Waxman, a photo of Moishe Glass and an unidentified man in front of Max Federman's election office, a photo of the Fine family inside the McCaul St. Synagogue, a photo of the Borochov choir, and a photo of the Tzosmerer Friendly Society (also known as the Sandomirez Friendly Society). The accession also consists of a blotter for a gala concert at the Standard Theatre featuring comedian L. Malach.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Families
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue
Federman, Max
Fine family
Glass family
Standard Theatre
Tzosmerer Friendly Society
Waxman, Al
Waxman, Benjamin
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1936]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society was founded in 1905 to provide assistance to newly arrived immigrants and to promote a prosperous Jewish community. The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 1922 with Mrs. F. Torno as the first Chairlady. The Ladies Auxiliary assisted the Society in collecting funds for various philanthropic causes. Moreover, they organized lectures and entertainment.
Scope and Content
Item is a negative of the the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies' Auxiliary parade. The image depicts a group of women walking down a street carrying a large banner with the inscription: "Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladie's Auxiliary, Friendship, Established 1921. The women have sashes with Pride of Israel across them and 15th Jubilee.
Name Access
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Parade
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
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society was founded in 1913 to provide aid to members of the Jewish community.
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the past presidents of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society.
Name Access
Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society
Melamed, Gordon
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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 488
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
488
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Toronto. Second from left in front row is Harry Shaberman who had a tailor shop at 518 Queen Street West and lived above the store.
Notes
A 4 x 5 negative is also available.
Name Access
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Shaberman, Harry
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
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 July 8, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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