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Level
Item
ID
Item 572
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
572
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Ansonville cheder class, ca. 1929. The photograph was taken outside. Pictured are:
Centre: Mr. Kosoff. Children from left to right: Harry Abramson (lawyer in Windsor), Vera Abramson (Montreal), Esther Abramson (Montreal), Becky Briansky, John Abramson, Mary Crotin, Dorothy Abramson, Art Crotin (killed in war), Lou Crotin (identified this photo), Bill Perlmutter (now in Montreal), and Bella Briansky.
Name Access
Abramson, Dorothy
Abramson, Esther
Abramson, Harry
Abramson, John
Abramson, Vera
Briansky, Becky
Briansky, Bella
Crotin, Art
Crotin, Lou
Crotin, Mary
Perlmutter, Bill
Subjects
Heder
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
Ansonville (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired Dec. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 947
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
947
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Day and his brother Jacob Day started a Hebrew school in Toronto on Major Street. Eventually, David Day started his own cheder on Markham Street and Jacob Day operated another cheder on Ulster Street. They both taught during the mid 1900s, from approximately 1925 to 1940.
David Day had two sons named Sam and Nat. Nat Day was in the army and was married to Evelyn Day.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Mr. Day's cheder that was taken for a student's Bar Mitzvah. David Day is in the middle of the group and his son is standing behind him in uniform. The photograph was taken in 1942.
Name Access
Day, David
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Heder
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.
Related Material
See accession #2003-8-3 for another copy of the same photograph
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 573
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
573
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Ansonville cheder class, ca. 1929. The photograph was taken outside. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Esther Abramson, Mary Crotin, Becky Briansky, Mr. Kosoff, Bella Briansky, and John Abramson. Middle row: Lou Crotin, Bill Perlmutter, Harry Abramson, and Art Crotin. Front row: Dorothy Abramson, Rita Briansky.
Name Access
Ansonville
Subjects
Heder
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 Dec. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4289
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4289
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1928 and 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Subjects
Heder
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4288
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4288
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1928 and 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Photo by Simon.
Subjects
Heder
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4287
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4287
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1928 and 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Subjects
Heder
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4290
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4290
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Subjects
Heder
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
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1164
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1164
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Menachem Mendel Hyman surrounded by ten boys from his cheder class.
Name Access
Hyman, Menachem Mendel
Subjects
Heder
Students
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
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1179
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1179
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sigmund Sokol with a large group of pupils from his cheder.
Subjects
Heder
Students
Teachers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Religious programs and services series
Beth David Hebrew School file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 88; Series 2; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Religious programs and services series
Beth David Hebrew School file
Level
Item
Fonds
88
Series
2
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs (1 negative) : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Brantford Hebrew Association (later Congregation Beth David) Cheder class. Pictured is Rabbi Jack Corsonsky (Corson) surrounded by his students. Pictured in the front, second and third from the left are Ida and Alice Gazer.
Subjects
Heder
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
1976-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
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 Rev. W. Gringorten with his cheder class in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph was taken during Purim celebrations and all of the children are wearing white paper hats.
Subjects
Heder
Purim
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Habad
Heder
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4102
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia (1 negative) ; 10 x 15 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative of a Cheder class in Oshawa, Ontario. The photograph depicts twelve children standing in front of a bricked building with the rabbi. The building was probably a rented hall where the early services of the synagogue were held, before the move to 45 Albert Street. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Simma [Engel?], Rabbi Primack's son, Rabbi Primack's daughter, Anne Dime, Anne Hennick, Sara Rainish.
Front row left to right: Clara Engel (m. Rubin), Maxie Rainish, Irving Oilgissor, Becky Rainish, Sam Dime, [Primack child?], Rabbi Primack.
Notes
This photo is the original of photo #4103.
Subjects
Heder
Portraits, Group
Students
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
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4103
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of a Cheder class in Oshawa, Ontario. The photograph depicts twelve children standing in front of a bricked building with the rabbi. The building was probably a rented hall where the early services of the synagogue were held, before the move to 45 Albert Street. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Simma [Engel?], Rabbi Primack's son, Rabbi Primack's daughter, Anne Dime, Anne Hennick, Sara Rainish.
Front row left to right: Clara Engel (m. Rubin), Maxie Rainish, Irving Oilgissor, Becky Rainish, Sam Dime, [Primack child?], Rabbi Primack.
Notes
This photograph is an exact copy of photo #4102.
Subjects
Heder
Portraits, Group
Students
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
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs : b&w ; 23 x 36 cm or smaller
Date
1928-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life and cantorial career of Rev. Alexander Steinberg, and to a lesser extent his son, Ben Steinberg. Included are photographs of Cantor Steinberg, fellow cantors and the Shaarei Shomayim cheder class; Cantor Steinberg's scrapbook; hand-copied solo and choral music books; correspondence; and materials relaing to Ben Steinberg's cantata Echoes of Children memorializing the children who perished in the Holocaust.
Administrative History
Chazzan Alexander Steinberg was born Eliyahu Steinberg in Zhitomeir, Ukraine in 1893 to Chava and Chaim Steinberg. His father was the owner and operator of a lumber yard and, as a devout Jew, brought his son Eliyahu regularly to the synagogue where he developed a love of chazzanut and, in the then traditional apprenticeship method, studied the skills which would lead him eventually to a lifetime career in the music of the traditional synagogue.
At the age of 15 he emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada and worked in a men's clothing store until he could find employment as a cantor. He began his professional life as a visiting cantor in the 1920s, travelling to smaller communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, officiating at services for Shabbat, High Holy Days and the Fesitvals, as well as presenting concerts of Hebrew and Yiddish song.
By the 1930s, he officiated regularly at the Atereth Yisrael Synagogue in Winnipeg and appeared as a concert cantor throughout the western Canadian provices (Lethbridge, Regina, Prince Albert, Edenbridge, Melville, Edmonton, Calgary, etc.) as well as Ontario (London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Sarnia, Ottawa, Fort William and Toronto) and as far away as St. Louis, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan.
He was appointed cantor of Atereth Yisrael Congregation of Winnipeg in 1930 and maintained a relationship with that Shul throughout his time in Toronto, visiting regularly to daven and present concerts.
After the death of his first wife, he married Polly Shapiro in 1928, and in 1933 he moved his family including four children (three, Sam, Ida and Laurie from his previous marriage) to Toronto, where for a time he served as cantor at Goel Tzedec Congregation.
In Toronto, Cantor Steinberg became renowned for his beautiful tenor voice and his knowledge of the liturgy. He was much sought after and officiated througout the Toronto area in synagogues such as the Hebrew Men of England, Ostrovtzer, Beth Jacob, Kiever, Goel Tzedec, Palmerston, Anshei Minsk and Lubavitcher. All this activity brought him to the attention of various synagogues in the United States as well and he travelled to Detroit and Rochester on several occasions.
In 1941, he was appointed Cantor at Shaarei Shomayim on St. Clair Ave., a congreation he served until 1950. He continued to serve outlying congregations in Hamilton, London and Sarnia until he was invited in 1953 to establish the King David Congregation in Toronto, to serve the unaffiliated during the High Holy Days. His cantorial career came to an end in April 1960 when he experienced a heart attach in London, Ontario while leading that community's Pesach service. He died at home in Toronto two days before Yom Kippur in 1960.
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Benjamin Steinberg is a composer, conductor, organist, and teacher. He was born in Winnipeg on 22 January 1930 and received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1961. He and his wife Mildred have two children.
A soloist at age 8 in the synagogue choir conducted by his father, Cantor Alexander Steinberg, he began conducting choirs himself at age 12. At the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 1948-1951 and 1957-1960 he studied composition with John Weinzweig, piano with Samuel Dolin, and voice with Weldon Kilburn. After teaching from 1953-1958 in public schools in the Toronto area and studying music education at the University of Toronto, he served from 1961-1964 as head of the music department at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute and from 1961-1964 and in the same capacity at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute from 1964-1986. He was director of school music (1950-1960) and music director (1960-1969) at Holy Blossom Temple, and in 1970 he became music director at Temple Sinai. His method for youth choirs, "Together Do They Sing" (New York 1961), was commissioned and published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Steinberg's music includes five sacred services (four published - 1963, 1969, 1969, and 1990 - by Transcontinental Music); works for choir and/or soloist and organ or orchestra (some published by Transcontinental Music and Israeli Music Publications); The Vision of Isaiah (1970) for tenor, choir, and organ or instrumental ensemble; Yerushalayim (1973) for soprano, choir, and orchestra; Echoes of Children (1979), a cantata for soloist, narrator, chorus, and orchestra (which won the International Gabriel Award and has twice been televised on PBS); and instrumental works including a suite for flute and string trio based on Israeli folksongs. Steinberg was invited by the city of Jerusalem to be an artist-in-residence in 1978 and 1980; he received the Kavod (Honour) Award of the Cantor's Assembly in 1983, and that same year received a composer's award from the American Harp Society for his Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp (1981, commissioned by Suzanne Shulman). A number of temples, synagogues, and congregations in the USA commissioned some 18 works from Steinberg between 1980 and 1991. He has also received commissions from Paul Brodie (Suite Sephardi 1980), the Chamber Players of Toronto (Suite for String Orchestra 1983), and Lawrence Cherney (Invocations 1990). Baritone Richard Allen recorded several of Steinberg's works on the cassette A Ben Steinberg Concert. (ca 1989, Transcontinental unnumbered).
Of Steinberg's music Michael Isaacson wrote, 'While conservative, pragmatic and always well-mannered, it is also gratefully mindful of its tradition in a deeply lyrical way' (Journal of Synagogue Music, June 1973). Steinberg has presented Jewish music on the CBC, has published articles on it, and has given many lecture-recitals on it in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the USA. He is a contributor to EMC, a member of the CLComp, and an associate of the Canadian Music Centre.
Descriptive Notes
Biographical Note: Further biographical information on Ben Steinberg is available with the accession record.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Families
Heder
Name Access
Steinberg, Alexander, 1893-1960
Steinberg, Ben
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 8; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
8
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[n.d.]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains Ben Kayfetz's personal account of his experiences at Cheder (Jewish elementary school) during the 1920's and early 1930's.
Subjects
Heder
Source
Archival Descriptions
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