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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Isaac Aronoff was born in Bialistock, Poland in 1908. He came to Canada in 1933 and was active in the Toronto Jewish community until his death in December 2004.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Isaac Aronoff.
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel was born 7 March 1909, in Stryj, Galicia to Rabbi Asher Isaiah and Bath Sheva Frankel. He moved to Dublin, Ireland where he was ordained in 1929. He married Faygie (née Steinberg) and together had four children: Bath-Sheba, Joshua, Asher and Esther. In 1950, the family immigrated to Toronto.
Rabbi Frankel was director of Camp Galil, former lecturer at Midrashah L'Morim, on the executive of Mizrachi and Hapoel Hamizrachi and executive director of the Toronto Jewish Public Library. He was the Rabbi at Shaarei Tzedec Synagogue for many years.
Rabbi Frankel died in 1977, at the age of 68.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel.
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Frankel, Israel
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander was born in 1936 in New York City. He was the principal of the Beth Tzedec Congregational School during the early 1970s, until he was dismissed by Rabbi Stuart E. Rosenberg in 1972. This move led to the infamous lawsuit between the congregation's Board of Directors and Rabbi Rosenberg.
Rabbi Hollander made aliyah in 1972 and has lived in Jerusalem since, spending some time in a Negev development town and a Gush Etzion community. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Hollander is affiliated with Conservative, Reform and Orthodox institutions in Israel and holds advanced degrees in literature and education from NYU and Hebrew University, respectively. A founding member of Rabbis for Human Rights, Rabbi Hollander has, since the 1970s, taught Jewish studies in Jerusalem at Hebrew Union College, Machon Schechter, the Hebrew University School for Overseas Students, and the Siegal (Cleveland) College of Jewish Studies. His field of specialization is Torah and classical commentary, which he learned, primarily, from the legendary Torah teacher, Nehama Leibowitz. He has also served as the weekly Torah commentator on Kol Yisrael radio and traveled the country as a tour educator. Over the past decade, Rabbi Hollander has regularly returned to North America as scholar-in-residence at Camp Ramah, as rabbi of alternative High Holy Day services at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Toronto and as teacher and speaker in over two hundred synagogues, communities, schools, and retreats.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander.
Name Access
Hollander, Ben
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Beth Tzedec fonds for further information on Rabbi Benjamin J. Hollander.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w : 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Israel Sholom Langner was born in Toronto to Rabbi Solomon and Frimet (née Babad) Langner. He is in the trucking business and is currently active with the Shaarei Tzedec and Kiever Synagogues. He is also involved with the Jewish Education Program (JEP), affiliated with Ohr Somayach International.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Sholom Langner.
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Education Program (Toronto, Ont.)
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Langner, Israel Sholom
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Martin Irwin Lockshin was born in Toronto in 1952, the son of Louis Leon and Sylvia Lockshin (née Freedman). He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1984 and is also an ordained rabbi.
Currently, Professor Martin Lockshin is an associate professor of humanities in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at York University. He has published extensively and recently completed a term as director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies.
Scope and Content
Item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Martin Lockshin.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Rabbis
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi David Schochet is the son of the late Rabbi Dov Yehuda and Sarah (née Muenson) Schochet. He is the second-born of ten children.
Rabbi Schochet was the former principal of the Talmud Torah Beth Joseph and Yeshivath Lubavitch. He is currently a Rabbi within the Lubavitcher community in Toronto. He is also the president of Vaad Harabonim (Council of Orthodox Rabbis) in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi David Schochet and his family.
Name Access
Schochet, Rabbi David
Vaad Harabonim (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Rabbis
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Dov Yehuda Schochet was born on 26 July 1904, in Lithuania, the son of Meier and Rachel Schochet. He was married to Sarah (née Muenson) Schochet and had ten children: Shulamith, David, Ruth, Jacob Immanuel, Joseph Danien, Ezra Benjamin, Rachel Batya, Gershon Elisha, Obadiah Meri, and Amina.
Rabbi Schochet was ordained at the Rabbinical Seminary of Telsh. He studied philosophy and Semitic languages at the University of Zurich and Basel. At the age of twenty-five, he was appointed Rabbi of the Orthodox Congregation of Basel, a post that he occupied for seventeen years. In 1947, he was elected Chief Rabbi of The Hague and South Holland and held that position for four years. At the same time, he was principal of the Yeshivah in Leiden. In 1951, his family immigrated to Toronto and he became the spiritual leader of the Ostrovtzer Synagogue until 1959, when he became the spiritual leader of Congregation Moriah. He was also an instructor at Midrasha L'Morin (Toronto Hebrew Teachers Seminary) and the author of many scholarly papers. Rabbi Schochet died on 22 September 1974, at the age of 70.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Dov Yehuda Schochet.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
50
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Jacob S. Weinberg was the Rosh HaYeshiva and president of the faculty of Ner Israel Yeshiva College of Toronto.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Rabbi Jacob S. Weinberg.
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 543
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
543
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 13 x 18 cm and 4 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Belzer Rebbe walking with Chassidim in Israel.
Name Access
Belzer Rebbe
Subjects
Hasidism
Rabbis
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
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 544
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
544
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 13 x 18 cm and 4 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Aharon Rokeach, the fourth rebbe of the Belz Hasidic dynasty, looking out of a window on a train to Jersusalem.
Notes
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Name Access
Rokeah, Aharon, 1875-1957
Subjects
Hasidism
Rabbis
Railroad travel
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
Jerusalem
Accession Number
Acquired 25 Feb. 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2867
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2867
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: Rabbi Stohman (?), Rabbi A. A. Price, Harry Gula.
Name Access
Gula, Harry
Price, Rabbi A. A.
Stohman, Rabbi
Subjects
Factories
Matzos
Rabbis
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
Monarch Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2866
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2866
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Yossel Osolky, Irving Gula, Rabbi A. A. Price, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Rabbi Albert Pappenheim, [unknown], [unknown], Rabbi Joshua Hershon (Montreal), [unknown], Harry Gula, [unknown].
Name Access
Gula, Harry
Gula, Irving
Gula Matzah Factory (Toronto, Ont.)
Herson, Rabbi Joshua
Osolky, Yossel
Pappenheim, Rabbi Albert
Price, Rabbi A. A.
Schild, Erwin
Subjects
Factories
Matzos
Rabbis
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
Monarch Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2359
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2359
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) : 20 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of teh unveiling of the Kieltzer section of the Dawes Road cemetery. Left to right: Yankel Cooperberg, Rabbi Silverstein.
Name Access
Cooperberg, Yankel
Dawes Road Cemetery (Toronto, Ont.)
Silverstein, Rabbi S. Z.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Rabbis
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
1980-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 May 1957
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the official opening of Baycrest's library and study. Identified in the photographs are: Dora Till (far left) and Frances Wintrob. Standing centre is Rabbi Dr. Israel Frankel.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Libraries
Portraits, Group
Rabbis
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
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
4 photographs
Date
[ca. 1960]-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim. There are several music books with Oppenheim's compositions, as well as loose sheet music and other composers song sheets. There is a concert program and correspondence from the Cantor's Assembly of America and the Jewish Ministers Cantors' Association.
Included is a record of Canto Eliazar Zaslavsky's Prayers and Songs.
Photographs depict Mordechai Oppenheim, as well as an unidentified individual and group portrait
Administrative History
Rabbi Mordechai Oppenheim was a cantor who lived in Toronto
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Rabbis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 7 cm of textual records
Date
1948–1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of synagogue material, attendance records, and other information relating to the Jewish community of Sudbury, Ontario.
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
Rabbis
Synagogues
Name Access
Rosenthal, William, 1911-2008
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-7-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
75 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and collected by Rabbi Nachum Shemen. Included are correspondence, newsclippings, writings, and organizational records.
Among the organizational records are subject files including: Vegetarianism (1944); Warsawer-Lodzer mutual Benefit Association; Rabbi Berel Wein; Kurt Weinberg; Weizmann Institute of Science; Windsor; Anselm Wise obituary (1977); Attitudes Toward Women; World Jewish Congress; Rabbi Dr. W. W. Wurzburger; Yad Vashem; Yavneh - Nir-Etzion Projects; Yeshiva Gedorah Ateres Yaakov, Yeshiva of Staten Island; Yeshiva Torah Chaim; Yeshiva Tiferes Shmiel D'Aleksander; Yeshiva University; Yeshivas; Yiddish Cultural Council; Yizkor Fund; Yivo Institute; York University; Rabbi Aaron Zimmerman; Zionist Organization of Canada; Zionist Revisionist organization of Canada; Rabbi Zolty; Louis Zuker.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Rabbis
Yeshivas
Yiddish language
Name Access
Shemen, Nachman, Rabbi, 1912-1993
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1911–1934
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photocopied material documenting Rabbi Jacob Gordon.
Descriptive Notes
Language: The bulk of the documents are in Hebrew or Yiddish.
MG_RG
MG 6 C
Subjects
Rabbis
Name Access
Gordon, Jacob, 1877-1934
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
1899-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the life and career of Rabbi Ernest Klein. Records include personal as well as professional correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings and book reviews, a marriage register, bar mitzvah invitations, and Klein's birth certificate.
Administrative History
Ernest Klein (1899-1983) was born in Szatmar, Hungary on 26 July 1899. He studied at the University of Vienna and served as a rabbi in several countries including Czechoslovakia, Romania, and France. The Second World War brought great hardship for Klein, who survived Auschwitz and Dachau (his wife and son were killed in Czechoslovakia just before the war). After the War, Klein came to Canada, where he became rabbi of Congregation Beth Yitshak in Toronto. A polyglot and a scholar, Klein wrote three etymological dictionaries, the most famous of which was his Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1966-67). For his work, he received honourary degrees from McMaster University and the University of Guelph in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1978. He passed away on 4 February 1983.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: Accession contains medical records that are closed to researchers until January 2034.
MG_RG
MG 6 D
Subjects
Birth certificates
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Invitation cards
Marriage records
Rabbis
Name Access
Klein, Ernest, 1899-1983
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Date
[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one portrait of Rabbi William Rosenthal of Sudbury, Ontario.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the custody of Lilian Rosenthal, the daughter of Rabbi Rosenthal, before it was donated to the Archives on January 8, 2009.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Name Access
Rosenthal, William
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
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 Rabbi Stanley Weber (centre) with an unidentified gentlemen and boy, standing at a podium.
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Rivka Hurwich and Sam Hurwich
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
2 Jul. 1974
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rivka Hurwich and Sam Hurwich
Number
OH 22
Subject
Antisemitism
Hospitals
Rabbis
Schools
Teachers
Interview Date
2 Jul. 1974
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side One - 43 minutes
Side Two - 3 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003.
Digitized in 2014.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Dr. Sam Hurwich was involved in a number of organzations including the Canadian Jewish Congress, JIAS, and several Labour Zionist groups.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Hospital for Sick Children
Hurwich, Rivka
Hurwich, Sam
Geographic Access
Toronto (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 22 - Hurwich\OH22_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 22 - Hurwich\OH22_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Fred Schaeffer
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
11 Jul. 1980
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Fred Schaeffer
Number
OH 24
Subject
Communities
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
Synagogues
Interview Date
11 Jul. 1980
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side 1: 31 minutes
Side 2: 9 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
Fred Schaeffer's wife, Beverley, grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Beverley's grandfather, Hyman Kaplan, emigrated from Vilna, Lithuania in 1907, and after a few years in New York, moved to Toronto. Shortly afterwards he became the first Jew to settle in Kirkland Lake in 1914.
In the 1920s the Jewish community in Kirkland Lake built a permanent synagogue, and acquired the aron kodesh of eastern European design, its lamps, railings, pews and reader’s desk, from the disbanded Ukrainishe Shul in Montreal. In the 1970s the Kirkland Lake Synagogue disbanded and Fred and Beverly Schaeffer acquired the aron kodesh, all of its furnishings, the ner tamid and the parochet. They generously donated these Jewish artifacts to Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Toronto, in 1988, in memory of Isadore Kaplan, father of Beverly Schaeffer and Erich Schaeffer, father of Fred Schaeffer.
Fred, married Beverley in Toronto. Like many children from Kirkland Lake, Beverley had moved to the city to attend university. Fred and Beverley are keen collectors of Canadian art. He is a retired civil engineer and a former chairman of the Canadian art historical committee at the AGO.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Atkins (family)
Bucavetsky (family)
Cochrane (Ont.)
Etkins (family)
Mallins (family)
Purkiss (family)
Schaeffer, Fred
Geographic Access
Ansonville (Ont.)
Engelhart (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Krugerdorf (Ont.)
Ontario, Northern
Timmins (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 24 - Schaeffer\OH24_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 24 - Schaeffer\OH24_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Fred Schaeffer and Stephen Speisman discuss some of the earliest synagogues established in Northern Ontario.

In this clip, Fred Schaeffer relates colourful anecdotes about the first Jewish settler in the Swastika-Kirkland area, Roza Brown.

Name
Belle James
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
21 Apr. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Belle James
Number
OH 16
Subject
Families
Rabbis
Interview Date
21 Apr. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side One: 46 minutes
Side Two: 5 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
Belle James (née Levy) was born in Toronto in 1908. Her father, Rabbi Meyer Levy, became chief rabbi of Toronto in 1905/6.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
James, Belle
Levy, Meyer
Weiss, Lottie
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ont.
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 16 - James\OH16_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 16 - James\OH16_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rabbi Elimelech Ittamar
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
11 May 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rabbi Elimelech Ittamar
Number
OH 141
Subject
Education
Immigrants--Canada
Rabbis
Synagogues
Zionists
Interview Date
11 May 1976
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Doris Newman
Total Running Time
Side 1: 46 minutes Side 2: 19 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
Rabbi Ittamar was born in Poland. He came to Toronto in 1923. He attended Landsdowne and Ryerson Public Schools in Toronto for one year and then continued his education at a theological seminary in New York, which later became Yeshiva University. Throughout his life, Rabbi Ittamar was an ardent Zionist. From 1930 until June 1932, Rabbi Ittamar served as rabbi of Beth Jacob and Adas Yisroel Synagogues in Hamilton. He then worked as principal of the Seattle Talmud Torah and attended graduate school at the University of Washington for three and a half years. He served for twenty years in Detroit as rabbi and president of Yeshiva. He made aliyah in 5715 (1955), when he was invited by Chief Rabbi Herzog to become secretary of the chief rabbinate. He was married (nee Unger) in 1936 and had two children, Tamar and Yehoshua.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Ittamar, Elimelech
Geographic Access
Toronto
Hamilton
Detroit
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 141, Rabbi Elmelech Ittamar\OH 141 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Rabbi Ittamar shares some of his early memories as a boy in Toronto.

While attending Yeshiva in New York, Rabbi Ittamar headed the debating team. In this clip he describes his first English-speaking public presentation while representing the debating team in 1930 at the Jewish People’s Institute in Chicago.

Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1944]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Jacob Eisen was originally from Edmonton. He later moved to Toronto and became the Rabbi for Holy Blossom Synagogue. He was a chaplain with the Canadian service during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rabbi Jacob Eisen in his serviceman's uniform, standing on a road. There is writing on the front that reads, "To Mike, with all the very best, Rabbi Eisen."
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; File 3; Item 1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
33
Series
3
File
3
Item
1-5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of five photographs taken at a public rally for Soviet Jewry, held at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre. The audience is being addressed by Rabbi Morton Green from Hamilton's Adas Israel Synagogue.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Adas Israel Synagogue (Hamilton, Ont.)
Green, Morton
Subjects
Rabbis
Speeches, addresses, etc
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Rabbi Gilbert and Mrs. Libby Klaperman of Kingston, Ontario.
Name Access
Gilbert, Rabbi
Klaperman, Libby
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1459
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1459
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Krivy came from Vilna. He was a shochet and teacher who served in Welland and Galt, Ontario, and by 1911, in Cobalt. Around 1917, he moved to Kitchener. He later moved to Toronto and opened a butcher shop at Dundas Street and Kensington Avenue. His store was subsequently bought by Barenholtz.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy portrait and corresponding negative of Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Krivy, taken in Kitchener or Galt, Ontario.
Name Access
Krivy, Joseph
Krivy, Mrs.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Rabbis
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
1925 Jewish Business Directoy listing page 217 lists Rev Barenholtz under Slaughterers at 584 Dundas Street West.
Places
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Kitchener (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1942
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 Rabbi J. A. Goldwasser, Signalman John A. Devor and Irving Moldaver, president of B'nai B'rith, of Peterborough, Ontario. The three men are standing in front of a microphone and Devor is shaking Moldaver's hand.
Notes
Credit Bert Krugel.
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Peterborough (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an origianl photograph of the dedication ceremonies of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue's Torah scroll. The photograph features (l-r): Sam Speigel; Bill (Rabbi) Rosenthal, and Irving Greenspoon.
Notes
Acquired June 1976.
Physical reproduction note: Copyright owned by the Sudbury Daily Star.
Name Access
Shaar Hashomayim Congregation of Sudbury (Sudbury, Ont.)
Subjects
Rabbis
Torah scrolls
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3350
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3350
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a 1926 confirmation class at Temple Anshe Sholom in Hamilton, Ontario. The class is seated with Rabbi Feldman and are holding rolled diplomas and bouquets of flowers.
Notes
Original photograph by Max Beube, King Studio, Hamilton.
This photograph is quite pixilated and appears to have been copied from a book or newspaper.
Name Access
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Confirmation (Jewish rite)
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-8-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 690
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
690
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Hyman Kaplan and Rabbi Rabinowitch, taken during services at the Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Kaplan, Hyman
Rabinovitch, Rabbi
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired on 15 Oct. 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2523
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2523
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
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 studio portrait and corresponding negative of Rabbi Rabinowitz, of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He is pictured standing next to a small table, holding a religious text. He is wearing a tallis.
Notes
The original photograph is a postcard with Hebrew writing on the verso. See accession record for more information.
Name Access
Rabinowitz, Rabbi A.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3209
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3209
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
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 print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Jacob Gordon of Toronto, officiating at the cornerstone setting of the Horton Street Synagogue in London, Ontario. The Rabbi is standing on a stage addressing the crowd.
Name Access
Gordon, Jacob, 1877-1934
Subjects
Rabbis
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
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 785
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
785
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Rabbi David Kirshenbaum of London, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in June 1976.
Reproduction restriction note: Copyright owned by Bill Barrett, London. Please credit upon publication.
Name Access
Kirshenbaum, David, 1902-
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4939
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4939
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Chaim Weber died on 8 February 1987 in Miami, Florida. He was the husband of Faye and father/father-in-law to Barry and Marsha, Sheryn, and Solomon and Shirey, as well as the grandfather of Mark, Rochelle, and Janna.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Chaim Weber of Pembroke, Ontario. He is pictured standing on a staircase wearing a tallis and holding a prayer book.
Name Access
Weber, Chaim
Subjects
Rabbis
Places
Pembroke (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4940
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4940
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Chaim Weber died on 8 February 1987 in Miami, Florida. He was the husband of Faye and father/father-in-law to Barry and Marsha, Sheryn, and Solomon and Shirey, as well as the grandfather of Mark, Rochelle, and Janna.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Chaim Weber of Pembroke, Ontario. He is pictured in a suit, standing in front of some bushes.
Name Access
Weber, Chaim
Subjects
Rabbis
Places
Pembroke (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1197
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1197
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Shulman was the second Rabbi to serve the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins; Rabbi Berger being the first. Shulman came to Timmins in 1917 and stayed for several years before moving to Chicago.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Shulman and his family from Timmins, Ontario. Pictured are the Rabbi with his wife and four children.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Shulman family
Shulman, Rabbi
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Rabbis
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1461
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1461
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Leviser of Welland, Ontario. He is standing in front of a wooden house.
Name Access
Leviser, Rabbi
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Welland (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3251
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3251
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
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 print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Gutman Tuvia Rapoport, taken en route to the United States.
Name Access
Rapoport, Gutman Tuvia
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
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
1981-11-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3347
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3347
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of two identical copy prints of Rabbi Abraham A. Price of Toronto.
Name Access
Price, Abraham A., 1900-1994
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sally Greisman and Larry Brenzel signing the marriage register on their wedding day. An unknown Rabbi is standing behind them.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Newlyweds
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Rabbi Jordan Pearlson, Temple Sinai, Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Pearlson, Jordan
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Clergy sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-2008
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence relating to Adas Israel's search for a rabbi and cantor. It also includes programme books from tribute dinners honouring Rabbi Morton Green and Cantor Kirshblum.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jewish National Fund
Green, Morton (Rabbi)
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983, 1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Rabinovitch left England to take a rabbinical postion in Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to a visit to Toronto by Rabbi Rabinovitch as well as newspaper articles about his activities in Israel.
Subjects
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1975]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Israel Hurwitz was rabbi for the congregation Anshe Lida during the 1930s and for the congregation Chevra Mikra during the 1960s and 1970s. He was also former President of the Toronto Rabbinical Association and was a shochtim for the Vaad Hoir, or United Jewry, which was established as a rival supervisory body to that of the Kehilla.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a portrait taken of Rabbi Israel Hurwitz.
Name Access
Hurwitz, Rabbi Israel
Hurvitz [alternate spelling]
Toronto Rabbinical Association
Anshe Lida
Chevra Mikra
Kehilla
Vaad Hoir
Subjects
Rabbis
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.
Related Material
see also Accession #1982-4-3 for Rabbi Israel Hurwitz records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
55
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Rosenberg was born in 1922 in New York City to Kate and Hyman Rosenberg. He married Hadassah Agassi and they had three children: Rachelle, Ronni and Elissa Beth. After receiving a Ph.D from Columbia University, he taught at the University of Rochester in the Religious Studies department. He was rabbi of Temple Beth El in Rochester for ten years before moving to Toronto to become rabbi of Beth Tzedec. Rabbi Rosenberg travelled to numerous countries to assist in refugee work and to meet with ambassadors' of Jewish communities. He was a prolific writer and contributed to various American, Canadian and Jewish newspapers and journals, and as well, was the author of several books on Jewish themes.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg posing for a formal portrait.
Name Access
Rosenberg, Stuart E
Subjects
Authors
Rabbis
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.
Related Material
see also Accession 1978-5-2 for materials related to the Rosenberg case with Beth Tzedec
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
56
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Rosenberg was born in 1922 in New York City to Kate and Hyman Rosenberg. He married Hadassah Agassi and they had three children: Rachelle, Ronni and Elissa Beth. After receiving a Ph.D from Columbia University, he taught at the University of Rochester in the Religious Studies department. He was rabbi of Temple Beth El in Rochester for ten years before moving to Toronto to become rabbi of Beth Tzedec. Rabbi Rosenberg travelled to numerous countries to assist in refugee work and to meet with ambassadors of Jewish communities. He was a prolific writer and contributed to various American, Canadian and Jewish newspapers and journals, and as well, was the author of several books on Jewish themes.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photograph of Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg seated at his desk.
Name Access
Rosenberg, Stuart E
Subjects
Authors
Rabbis
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.
Related Material
see also Accession 1978-5-2 for materials related to the Rosenberg case with Beth Tzedec
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Abraham A. Price was a prominent Rabbi and Talmudic scholar in Toronto. He was born on December 10, 1900 in Stopnitz, Poland to Rabbi Joseph and Basia Price. He married Sarah Wine, and had two children: a son, Moshe Leib, who predeceased him, and a daughter, Leah (Lola) Zuchowsky. He also had a brother Lazar.
Price lived in Poland until 1923, when he moved to Berlin and became a banker. He left Berlin for Paris in 1931, and lived there for 6 years before fleeing to the United States in 1937. Rabbi Price originally went to New York City, but spent only ten days there before moving to Toronto.
Rabbi Price studied with world-famous scholars Rabbi Abraham Borenstein and Rabbi Sillman, by whom he was ordained at the Rabbinical Seminary Sochatzow (Sochatov), Poland in 1919. He was hired in 1937 by Moishe Oelbaum, Moishe Sigal, and W.J. Silverberg to head Yeshivah Torath Chaim and to act as the official rabbi of Chevra Shas Congregation. Price remained dean of the yeshivah until at least 1985. He published ten volumes of highly acclaimed rabbinical studies, including three volumes of Mishnath Avraham with commentaries of the Book of the Pious "Sefer Chasidim," which were awarded the Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook Award of Merit in 1965. It was the first time this prize was given to an author outside Israel.
Price was one of Toronto's most influential rabbinic authorities. He worked tirelessly to help European yeshivah students during and after the Second World War. In 1942 he orchestrated the release of over 50 German-Jewish men from an internment camp in Quebec, and brought them to study at the yeshivah. In 1948 he again intervened to sponsor 55 young yeshivah boys from Prague. He brought these boys to study at Torath Chaim as well.
Rabbi Price died on Thursday, March 31, 1994 in Toronto. His estate donated his collection of over 3000 printed rabbinical works to the University of Toronto Library, including over 300 items printed before 1800.
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence sent and received by Rabbi Abraham A. Price between 1942 and 1962. The letters relate to Rabbi Price's involvement in having Jewish-German internees released from internment camps in 1942, and Czechoslovakian refugees brought over to study at the yeshivah in 1948. It also includes inquiries made and references given about former students.
Name Access
Price, Abraham A., 1900-1994
Subjects
Rabbis
Source
Archival Descriptions
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