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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 Nov. 1961
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of four members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary presenting a cheque to a representative of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Nov. 1964
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of four members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society watching a man work a loom, at the Jewish Home for the Aged. Pictured second from the right is Moshe (Morris) Stern.
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1961
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of Gordon Mendly and H. Lederman, of the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, at a meeting at the Jewish Home for the Aged. The two men are shaking hands and exchanging a cheque.
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Dec. 1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image taken at the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society's 37th annual banquet. The image depicts several officers standing at a podium, holding a cheque.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of the officers of the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, holding a Jewish National Fund plaque.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 Dec. 1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the officers of the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, taken at the Zionist building at 788 Marlee Avenue.
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
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Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 May 1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of the officers of the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society presenting a cheque to a representative of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the officers of the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Oct. 1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the officers of the Lubliner Society. Seated left to right: M. Alspector; M. Fridman, President; Anna Brom; J. Cukierfajn, Vice president; M. Waksbaum. Standing left to right: C. Fefferman; H. Sigelman; P. Yablonski; A. Laufer
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1964
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of two representatives of the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society presenting a cheque to an unidentified woman. The photograph was taken at the Diplomat restaurant.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
8 Aug. 1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of members of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society standing on the grounds of the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society Executive.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of members of the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society seated on the stage in the Jewish Home for the Aged's auditorium. A representative of the Society is presenting a cheque to a representative of the Home.
Notes
Also referred to as the Stashover Society.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of members of the Stashiver Ladies' Auxiliary behind a banquet table at their 25th anniversary dinner. The dinner was held at Murray House in Toronto.
Notes
Also referred to as the Stashover Society.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1961
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the officers of the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society.
Notes
Also known as the Stashover Society.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Jan. 1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image taken at a Warshaver banquet during the Israel Histadrut campaign. The image depicts four men standing at the podium, holding a cheque.
Subjects
Societies
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
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 Jan. 1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Warshaver Lodzer and Mutual Benefit Society officers, seated behind a table. Mr. I. Cohen was president at the time of the photograph.
Subjects
Societies
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
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
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 item
Notes
Language note: Several Yiddish language advertiements.
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 130
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
130
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 158
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
158
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1906
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Herzl Girls' Zionist Society on what is probably Toronto Island. Ida Siegel is second from the left in the back row. Betty Goldstick was an active member of this organization and was likely included in this photograph.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
Zionists
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
The textual records for the Herzl Girls' Zionist Society that Betty donated can be found in MG2J1K.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
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
Portraits, Group
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired July 8, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6124
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 July 1931
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph and copy negative of the Toronto Independent Benevolent Association picnic in Port Dalhousie, Ontario.
Name Access
Toronto Independent Benevolent Association
Lakeside Park
Port Dalhousie
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1993-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3638
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3638
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 Jul. 1931
Physical Description
1 negative
Notes
Mounted panoramic.
Name Access
Toronto Independent Benevolent Society
Subjects
Picnics
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Port Dalhousie (Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1994-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
23 photographs : b&w (10 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1938-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original and copy photographs of members and activities of the Toronto Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. Included are group and composite photographs, including a group photograph of the Lagover Society with J. B. Salsberg pictured, ca. 1940.
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
Societies
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-45
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-45
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph
Date
1924-1925
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
University of Toronto Menorah Society
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-007
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-007
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 74 cm
Date
1919-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League. Pictured are the Judean Benevolent and B'nai Brith teams. In addition, accession includes a Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society Directory, and material pertaining to the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society including several versions of its Constitution and By-Laws, an anniversary banquet programme, and two copies of the Golden Jubilee Book.
MG_RG
MG2 B1E
Subjects
Sports
Societies
Name Access
Sons of Jacob Benevolent Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Fraternal Softball League (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-008
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-008
Material Format
object
Physical Description
2 badges
Date
[192-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society members' badges.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-22
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Toronto Secular Jewish Association newsletters from 1980 to 1983 and a photocopy of the SJA constitution and by-laws (1973).
Administrative History
Toronto's Secular Jewish Association (SJA) was founded in the late 1960s by 15 families who felt a strong identification with the humanistic, ethical and cultural roots of Judaism rather than with theistic or political affiliations.
MG_RG
MG2 B1Y
Subjects
Religion
Societies
Name Access
Toronto Secular Jewish Association
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-27
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-27
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one Toronto Labor Lyceum Association stock certificate for Mr. F. Wallerstein.
MG_RG
MG2 E1c
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Toronto Labour Lyceum Association
Wallerstein, F
Source
Archival Accessions
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.)
Freemasonry--Lodges
Societies
Name Access
Independent Order of Foresters
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society
Eisen, Solomon
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-1-5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975–1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists consists of material documenting the Canadian Jewish Historical Society. Included are papers and a letter from Professor Sydney Eisen to Professor Michael Sefton.
MG_RG
MG2 H
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Historical Society
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928-1938
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two copies of a silver anniversary book (1933) and one 30th Jubilee book (1938) for the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Association, founded in 1908. There is also a member's pin presented to L. Golanskey for 20 years service.
Administrative History
The YMHBA was a mutual benefit society and is not related to the athletic YMHA.
MG_RG
MG 20 B 1O
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
YMHBA.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound book of the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society constitution and by-laws from 1946.
Administrative History
The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society was founded in 1905 on Chestnut St. for the purpose of providing aid to its members requiring medical support. Each member was required to pay dues to the society and in return was entitled to the following services: doctor's attendance, special medical aid, hostpital care, incurable benefits, a burial plot, funeral arrangements and funeral benefits and sick benefit payments.
As the society grew, the benefit society formed an "Actzia" or credit society for granting loans and in the 1940s established a synagogue on Spadina Ave. so that its members could pray together. It later moved to Wilson Ave. and in 1969 a building was erected at its current location on Bathurst St., south of Steeles.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society
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
Societies
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
Families
Societies
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 1597
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1597
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the charter for the Shalom Aleichem Zion Society of Brantford, Ontario, stating their affiliation with the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada.
Name Access
Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada
Shalom Aleichem Zion Society
Subjects
Charters
Societies
Zionism
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
1978-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Jack Abel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jack Abel
Number
OH 34
OH 35
Subject
Antisemitism
Cemeteries
Labor unions
Occupations
Recreation
Societies
Interview Date
1986
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Morris Silbert
Total Running Time
034A: 31:10 minutes 034B: 31:10 minutes 035A: 31:10 minuets 035B: 13:52 minuets
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
The end of the reference copy of AC 35 is not very audible. The original cassette may be clearer.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Jack Abel's career in the garment industry began in the 1920s taking him through the dressmaker's strike of 1932. Abel's experiences with antisemitism were numerous. He participated in the Christie Pits riot, he was active in politics, and he became an early member of the Mozirer Society. Abel became financial secretary of the Mozirer Society and was involved in the purchase and administration of the Roselawn and Bathurst Lawn cemeteries.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Abel, Jack
Mozirer Sick Benefit Society
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 34, OH 35 - Abel\OH34_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 34, OH 35 - Abel\OH34_002_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 34, OH 35 - Abel\OH35_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 34, OH 35 - Abel\OH35_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
12 Jul. 1977
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Number
OH 36
Subject
Antisemitism
Nonprofit organizations
Communities
Synagogues
Societies
Food
Occupations
Clubs
Interview Date
12 Jul. 1977
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Richard Menkis
Total Running Time
Side 1 46 minutes Side 2 17 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Morris Fishman was born on 29 September 1916 in New Jersey. His family moved to Welland, Ontario when he was an infant. He attended elementary and high school in Welland and completed two years at the University of Toronto. He worked in a family menswear business in Welland. Morris was actively involved in the Jewish community including participation in the Anshe Yosher Congregation, the Jewish Cultural Society, and the Jacob Goldblatt B'nai Brith Lodge. He was married and had two daughters.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fishman, Morris
Geographic Access
Welland (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 036 Fishman\OH 036 transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

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

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

Name
Dr. Coleman Solursh
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
3 Jan. 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Coleman Solursh
Number
OH 40
OH 41
Subject
Physicians
Societies
Occupations
Interview Date
3 Jan. 1985
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Morris Silbert
Total Running Time
040A: 34 minutes 040B: 31 minutes 041A: 11 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
Coleman Solursh was born in Toronto in 1906. He graduated as a physician in 1932. He worked as a lodge doctor. He was involved in the Toronto Jewish Lodge Doctors Association. He worked in the field of family medicine and was appointed chief of the Department of Family Practice at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was appointed associate chief of medicine at Baycrest, Jewish Home for the Aged. He married Zelda Singer, a third-generation Canadian. Zelda's maternal grandfather was appointed colonization chairman in 1897 for Baron de Hirsch settlement for Jewish immigrants. Zelda's father, Manny Singer, was the first Jewish pharmacist in Toronto. Zelda's uncle, Fred Singer, was the first Jewish member of parliament for Ontario.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Solursh, Coleman
Silbert, Morris
Mount Sinai Hospital
Singer, Zelda
Geographic Access
Toronto (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Dr. Coleman Solursh describes a meeting between executives from the Toronto Jewish Lodge Doctors' Association and representatives from various Jewish Lodges. The meeting resulted in significant changes to the way medical services and payment were provided to the physicians.

In this clip, Dr. Coleman Solursh describes his role as Chief of the Department of Family PrOHtice in the new Mount Sinai Hospital in 1953. He explains how this department pioneered the model for Family PrOHtice within a hospital setting OHross Canada.

Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (2 negatives); 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill's father Moishe Stern and his uncle Joseph Glass were active members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, and both sat on the executive during the 1930s.
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of the executive members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society in Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Joseph Frydman, Shime Dillick, [unidentified], [?] Zarnitsky.
Front row, left to right: Hymie Pozner, Joseph Glass, Hartzke Kornblum (president), Iszhe Kornblum, and Joseph Frankel.
Notes
There is an original photograph, a 35mm negative and a 10 x 12 cm negative for this item.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1991-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the executive members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: Joe Glass, [unidentified], [unidentified], Hartzig Kornblum, [?] Dillick, [unidentified].
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1991-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 28 x 35 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Ladies' Auxiliary. It is a composite containing the faces and names of the members of the auxiliary, including Fanny Stern, who served on the Hospital Committee. Other names include B. Rubinstain, H. Madonik, A. Starr, S. Levy, S. Fox, S. Zirnetzsky, Mrs. Lightman, L. Hudalan, B. Krafchek, B. Shnall, Z. Pasternak, E. Kershanblatt, S. Isenberg, R. Harman, A. Skrobaky, M. Wislader, M. Banack, Z. Pichkosky, F. Baker, H. Frenkel, B. Title, A. Elexson, H. Silverstein, D. Rosenberg, S. Hillman, A. Lefkowitz, G. Better, S. Darbus, B. Deizenhotz, R. Urovich, T. Urovich, S. Fridman, R. Urovich, G. Finklestein, R. Mermonstein, A. Dillick, B. Tananbaum, H. Groswasser, S. Bergman, A. Jacobs, G. Fridman, R. Levi, I. Martin, A. Martin, G. Diamond, L. Goldofsky, M. Zedenberg, L. Durbin, H. Makler, G. Taub, E. Spigel, A. Flashman, F. Diamond, and Ch. Kozubsky.
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1985-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 35 x 35 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative depicting a group of women from the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society in Kitchener, Ontario. They are assembled around a long banquet table.
Name Access
Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society
Subjects
Societies
Women
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
Kitchener (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-16A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3798
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3798
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Prague hosted the first ever European Maccabi Games in 1929, followed by Antwerp a year later. After a 30 year hiatus, the Jewish games finally returned to European soil as Copenhagen hosted the 1959 competition. The choice of the Austrian capital as the host city of 2011 was highly symbolic as it is the first time since World War II that Jewish athletes from all over Europe competed on the territory of the former German Reich.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Bill Engel, a sprinter from Oshawa, Ontario, at the Maccabi Games in Prague. Engel is pictured in the back row on the far left with four other men. The group are all wearing track and field clothing.
Subjects
Sports
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1984-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 644
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
644
Material Format
graphic material
Date
3 Dec. 1919
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is two copies of a photograph of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society assembled at a banquet in honour of the returned Jewish soldiers from the First World War. The photo shows the attendees seated at several banquet tables, dressed in formal wear.
Name Access
Ontario Hebrew Benefit Society
Subjects
Societies
Soldiers--Canada
World War, 1914-1918
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired in 1975.
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
Subjects
Portraits
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
63
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Menorah Society grew out of the Yiddish Club at the University of Toronto in 1917. The had a semi-official status and superseded most of the other Jewish student groups. Most often they met off-campus, but they did have a faculty advisor named Professor W. R. Taylor, who taught Hebrew at University College. The Menorah Society was a branch of an intercollegiate Jewish society formed at Harvard in 1906 for the study of Jewish history and culture. In Toronto, they flourished until it was undermined by the Greek-letter fraternities in the late 1920s and in 1931 they dissolved.
Lillian Rappaport (Horwitz) was born 15 May 1909 in Toronto. She was married 2 Jan. 1936 to Sidney A Horwitz in Atlanta, Georgia and lived nearly all the rest of her life in Atlanta. She died on 8 Feb. 1998 in New York State. Lillian's parents were Aaron and Jennie Rappaport. They owned several movie theaters in Toronto, Brighton, and Campbellford.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the University of Toronto Menorah Society executives for 1929-1930. Seated in the front row are Philip Barrs, Sam Bochner, Vera Alexander (Eisen), Sam Goldhar, Renee L., unknown, Joe Kardish. Standing in the back row are Edward Richmond, Toby Ellias (Isaacs), Sydney Hermont, Vera Weinstein, Mannie Brown, Lillian Rappaport (Horwitz), Harry Luzuer.
Name Access
University of Toronto Menorah Society
Subjects
Societies
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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