Search Results

New Search Photo Search Audiovisual Search
123 records – page 1 of 3.
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
Societies and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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
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.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Jack Abel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jack Abel
Number
AC 034
AC 035
Subject
Labour and unions
Occupations and professions
Sports, recreation and leisure
Anti-Semitism and discrimination
Societies and associations
Cemeteries and funeral homes
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 anti-Semitism were numerous, he participated in the Christie Pits riot, he was active in politics and 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\AC 034, 035, Jack Abel\AC 034 and 035 transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Morris Fishman
Number
AC 036
Subject
Personal and family life
Anti-Semitism and discrimination
Small communities
Synagogues
Organizations
Societies and associations
Food and cooking
Occupations and professions
Clubs and lodges
Interview Date
12 July 1977
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Richard Menkis
Total Running Time
Side 1 46 minutes Side 2 17 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Morris Fishman was born September 29, 1916 in New Jersey. His family moved to Welland, Ontario when he was an infant. He attended elementary and high school in Welland and completed two years at the University of Toronto. He worked in a family men's wear business in Welland. Morris was actively involved in the Jewish community including participation in the Anshe Yosher Congregation, the Jewish Cultural Society and the Jacob Goldblatt B'nai Brith Lodge. He was married and had two daughters.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Fishman, Morris
Geographic Access
Welland
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 036 Fishman\AC 036 transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

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

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

Name
Dr. Coleman Solursh
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
January 3, 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Coleman Solursh
Number
AC 040
AC 041
Subject
Health services and medicine
Societies and associations
Occupations and professions
Interview Date
January 3, 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. Graduated as a physician in 1932. Worked as a Lodge Doctor. Involved in the Toronto Jewish Lodge Doctors Association. Worked in the field of Family Medicine and was appointed Chief of the Department of Family Practice at Mount Sinai Hospital. Appointed Associate Chief of Medicine at Baycrest, Jewish Home for the Aged. Married to Zelda Singer, 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 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
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 Practice in the new Mount Sinai Hospital in 1953. He explains how this department pioneered the model for Family Practice within a hospital setting across Canada.

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 and associations
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.
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 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 and associations
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 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
13 Feb. 1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of four officers of the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society. They are standing in front of an Israeli and Canadian flag, holding onto a cheque.
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 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 and associations
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 and associations
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 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society.
Notes
Also referred to as the Stashover Society.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
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 and associations
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 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 and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society.
Notes
Title note: 9/11/13 -- Al Speisman of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society said that this is not Ostrovtzer Society. It may in fact be the members of the Ostrovtzer Synagogue, which was a separate institution from the Society. Further verification is required.
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of members of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary.
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
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
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 and associations
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
Subjects
Societies and associations
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 and associations
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 and associations
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Societies Division series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Societies Division series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1950
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
This was a very active committee consisting of representatives from the fraternal orders, sick benefit societies and landsmanshaften. An early chairman was Alfred Green. In 1947, it was Carl Herlick, K.C. The committee dealt - or tried to deal - among other issues, with the relationship of the societies and the medical profession. After the expulsion of the United Jewish Peoples Order in 1950, it seemed to peter out. The Societies Division held annual social events - one year at the Prince George Hotel.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files of the Societies Division.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG265.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region (creator)
Subjects
Societies and associations
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-1-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
7 photographs
Date
1931-[ca. 1997]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and textual records documenting the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. The bulk of the photographs are photocopies of composite and group images of members, however, there is one original composite photograph of members (1931) and a copy photograph of the Lagov market. Also included is a constitution for the society (1938), copies of articles written by members which outline their memories of Lagov, and a brief meeting report (1997). Records are in English and Yiddish.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Sid' Orfus's brother-in-law. They came into Sid's possession after his brother-in-law passed away.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2002, 2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of english translations conducted by Miriam Beckerman on behalf of Norton Taichman, a memeber of the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society in Toronto. Included are translations of an Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society Jubilee book from 1961, along with a print-out of the Society's e-newsletter announcing the Ivansk Project and presenting the reproduction of the jubliee book to its membership. There is also one letter sent to Miriam from Edith Kalev (Meslin) of Jerusalem. Kalev was originally from Toronto.
Custodial History
The records somehow made their way into the possession of Mordechai Ben-Dat, former editor of the Canadian Jewish News. They were returned to Miriam Beckerman in 2013, who subsequently donated them to the Archives.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Name Access
Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Kalev, Edith
Beckerman, Miriam
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-9-1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
3 photographs (tiffs) : col.
1 folder of textual records
Date
2005-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of graphic material and a textual record documenting the Transnistria Survivor Association. Included are three photos: 1) Member Arnold Buxbaum standing in front of Memorial for Transnistria at Earl Bales Park; 2) Arnold Buxbaum and Joe Leinburd at UJA Foundation Event, 2011-12; 3) Hazkarah, 2005 at Sharei Shomayim Synagogue. There is also a speech by Arnold Buxbaum presented in 2011 at Sharei Shomayim Synagogue.
Custodial History
Originals were loaned for reproducing.
Administrative History
Founded in 1994, the Transnistria Survivors’ Association works to provide a voice for and raise awareness of a lesser known group of Holocaust survivors. Transnistria was the Romanian authorities’ name for the former Ukrainian region located between the Rivers Dniester and Bug. It was placed under Romanian administration following the German and Romanian conquest of Ukraine in the summer of 1941. Prior to the Second World War, Romania was home to the third largest Jewish population in Europe; but beginning with the Citizenship Revision Laws of 1938, the Jews of Romania were deprived their citizenship rights and became the targets of repressive antisemitic policies and laws. Neighbours turned on neighbours. Thousands of Jews were murdered in pogroms, either by Romanian or German troops, Nazi Einsatzgruppen, or the local population. In 1941, the Jews who remained alive in the Provinces of Bucovina and Bessarabia were deported to camps and ghettos in Transnistria. Thousands were jammed into freight trains while others were marched by foot. Many died along the way. Between 1941 and 1944, it is estimated that German and Romanian authorities, along with Ukrainian collaborators, murdered or caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Romanian and Ukrainian Jews in Transnistria. Some of those who survived these tragic circumstances, especially from Bucovina and Bessarabia, and made a new home in Toronto gathered together to lend each other support and to tell their largely unknown story of oppression and survival. The Transnistria Survivor’s Association organized yearly Hazkarah (memorial) services and its dedicated members continue to share their extraordinary stories of survival through speaking engagements at schools, colleges and synagogues. Past presidents include:
1. Felicia (Steigman) Carmelly
2.Osias Nadel
3.Etti Ziegler
4.Lou (Leizer) Hoffer
As of 2017, the current President is Joe Leinburd.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Holocaust
Name Access
Transnistria Survivors Association
Buxbaum, Arnold
Leinburd, Joe
Hoffer, Lou
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-10-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm and 12 x 20 cm
Date
1937-1977, predominant 1963-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting Harry Share's involvement in the B. Borochov Branch 124 of the Farband Labour Zionist Order. Included are speeches, photographs and anniversary books documenting the B. Borochov Branch 124's 20th, 50th, 55th, and 60th anniversaries. Also included are invitations to labour zionist events in Toronto and two issues of the Jewish Standard which contain articles on the Farband Labour Zionist Movement, one of which was written by Harry.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the OJA by Harry's daughter Razy Share Stolberg.
Administrative History
Harry Share was born in 1895 in Poland. By the age of 21 he was living in Toronto and married Sonia (or Sofie) Dworkin (1897-1956) on February 11, 1916. They had four children together: Belle Lewis, Francis, Stanley, and Razy. Harry briefly ran a restaurant on College and Brunswick called Segals and later operated a cafeteria in the Silknit factory. He was very active in the labour Farband movement out of the B. Borochov Branch 124. He was also involved on committees concerning Camp Kvutza and served as the camp's chef at one point. Sonia was also active in Farband movement through Pioneer Women. Harry passed away in 1983 at the age of 89.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Labour and unions
Name Access
Share, Harry, 1895-1983
Share, Sonia
Farband Labour Zionist Order
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-6
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1950]-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records and objects documenting the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society. Included are anniversary books and ritual books, a voting box and livery collars that were worn by the executive and general membership. Collars with the gavel symbols were worn by Masters, collars with keys were worn by Guards, and collars with quills (not included in this accession) were worn by treasurers. The plain blue collars were worn by the general membership.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Darryn Mandel, the son of Master Sam Mandel.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 5 livery collars, 1 voting box, and 1 pin.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Name Access
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1970]-[ca. 1999]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various meeting minutes of the Masada Chapter, Farband of Lithuanian Jews. The minutues are written in Yiddish and document different meetings, such as, Chanukah meetings, closing meetings, luncheons, and teas. Also included is one Borochov School Nurseries brochure. Jennie Kernkraut is the teacher in the classroom pictured on the cover of the brochure.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Jennie Kernkraut's daughter, Judy Kasman, unitl their donation to the OJA.
Administrative History
Jennie Kernkraut (nee Golomb) was born in 1916 in Vilno. She came to Canada in 1948 and worked as a nursery school and Yiddish teacher at the Borochov school in Toronto. She was an active member of the Masada Chapter, Farband of Lithuanian Jews and served on its executive for many years as Secretary.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Education
Name Access
Kernkraut, Jennie
Farband of Lithuanian Jews (Toronto, Ont.)
Borochov School (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 200 photographs : b&w and col. ; 79 x 56 cm and smaller
Date
[192-]-[198-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a number of photographs of the officers and events of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society. Included are composite portraits of officers (1938; 1939; 1953; 1963), a group photograph of members at a picnic (1927), and anniversary banquet snapshots (1970s-1980s).
Identified individuals include: Bill Sachs; Joe Macks; E. Bagelman; P. Moscoe; Bill Gryfe; P. Pancer; H. Nissenbaum; H. Mendelson; J. Shapiro; S. Mintz; S. Rubinstein; H. Moscoe; J. Miller; J. Poster; M. Goldblat; S. Rubinoff; C. Brodie; A. Martin; H. Weinrib; A. Steinberg; J. Moscoe; I. Haber; A. Frank; H. Goodman; J. Feldman; M. Tishman; H. Goldberg; H. Guzick; D. Kasman; B. Turkle; M. Rother; A. Title; H. Silverberg; E. Burman; S. Zidenberg; I. Yollack; F. Goodman; B. Goodman; I. Klein; D. Karp; C. Abrams; S. Shaffman; D. Weinraub; L. Garfinkel; H. Salem; H. Bloomfeld; D. Denberg; S. Snider; A. Goldberg; M. Solomon; L. Futterman; H. Futterman; A. Futterman; L. Bloorm; Hye Bochnek; S. Bochnek; N. Tanner; I. Field; H. Field; M. Greenberg; E. Rossman; S. Waxman; H. Dvoretsky; F. Silver; J. Cohen; M. Seiger; B. Weisberg; N. Adel; S. Rossman; A. Levy; H. Hunter; N. Levy; F. Shankman; S. Segal; S. Klein; M. Lockwood; A. Poster; H. Sone; S. Sniderman; M. Schwartz; H. Wine; M. Rotin; S. Marks; H. Marks; A. Faith; Dr. C. B. Solursh; L. Waintrob; S. King; S. Shapero; E. Shapero; M. Duke; M. Rose; A. Goodman; B. Logan; Dr. D. Shukyn; W. Freedman; I. Rodderman; L. Cohon; A. M. P. Goldberg; J. Rosenberg; J. Lipchitz; A. Lister; D. Goodman; M. Magner; M. Jacobs; L. Rotenberg; H. Bochnek; D. Kochberg; J. Schein; M. Mendelson; M. Genesove; N. Cohen; S. Kochberg; I. Bochnek; N. Gollom; J. Shapiro; Michael Goldberg; J. Mylner; M. Donn; B. Rubinoff; C. Shumer; P. Haberman; M. Freedman; W. Sacks; H. Cohen; M. Fuller; L. Salem; M. Scheinert; J. K. Wahl; C. M. Herlick; M. Spiegal; H. Landis; G. Dickson; A. Sone; S. Sone; A. Wolstat; S. Schacht; S. Powell; H. Heller; Dr. S. Brown; M. Caplan; H. Bain; M. Browne; N. Cash; W. Collins; I. Denov; L. Dryall; Z. Enchin; Feldbloom; I. Geller; H. Goldfarb; M. Guziker; G. Jacobson; S. Katz; Frankfort; W. Grober; A. Donn; A. Bennett; H. Cooper; N. Gilburd; P. Green; W. Jacobs; J. Gang; Dr. I. Esser; J. Eisler; M. Dalkin; P. Gotleib; A. Gold; G. Frank; L. Cohen; and H. Brooks.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Name Access
Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1970-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the activities of the Masada Chapter of Lithuanian Jews. Included are invitations, newspaper clippings, program books, membership lists, certificates and song lyrics.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Anna Kremer, Masada Chapter President. Brought to the archives by Mara Finkelstein, her granddaughter.
Subjects
Societies and associations
Women
Name Access
Masada Chapter of Lithuanian Jews (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and graphic material
3 film ; 16 mm
7 VHS
Date
[194-]-1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Labour Zionist Alliance and its precurssor organizations including the Borochov Branches and the Independent Friendly Worker's Circle.Records include photographs of past members, governance documents, correspondence, publicity materials and anniversary and program books for the Cloakmakers Branch of the Independent Worker's Circle, the Zerubavel Branch and the B. Borochov Branch 124 of the Farband. Also included are meeting minutes and membership ledgers for the Independent Worker's Circle (1944-1950; 1962-1971) and the Farband Labour Zionist Order (1959-1961). The films document the intiatives in Israel supported by the Labour Zionist Order.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of the Labour Zionist Order until they ceased functioning in May 2014.
Subjects
Zionism
Societies and associations
Labour and unions
Name Access
Labour Zionist Order (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1994-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a book of documents related to the Transnistria Surivors' Association, including correspondence, memos, contracts, financial statements and meeting minutes.
Subjects
Holocaust
Societies and associations
Name Access
Transnistria Survivors' Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Hoffer, Lou
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 8 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1938]-[ca. 2009]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Silberg family's immigration to Ontario, family life in South Africa and Ontario, education, communal involvement in Hamilton, and pharmacy businesses. Included are photographs, correspondence, ephemera from the pharmacy businesses (such as bags and a name tag), newspaper clippings, certificates, invitations, flyers, school transcripts, architectural drawings for Night-Day Pharmacy on Ryman Road East, cookbooks, and photo albums. Also included is a JNF book for a Negev dinner honouring Hilton and Shirley Silberg as well a copy of Beth Jacob Synagogue's 125th anniversary book (the Beth Jacob Family Album).
Administrative History
Hilton Silberg was born in Durban, South Africa in 1951 to Sam and Brina Silberg. Sam worked in the retail furniture business and Hilton has three siblings: Sheryl, Lynn and Brett. Hilton was very active in sports and played soccer, cricket and swimming. At age 11, he started competing in ballroom dancing with his sister Lynn. At age 16, he and Lynn were the South African Juvenile Ballroom Champions and runners up in the Latin American Championship. In highschool, Hilton started his own DJ business which he continued through his first years of pharmacy school.
Shirley (nee Gitlin) Silberg was born in Durban in 1951 to Max and Isabel Gitlin. Max was a physical medicine specialist and Isabel ran his practice. Shirley has two siblings: Brian and Barbara. Shirley was very active in her school's netball, field hockey and swimming teams.
Hilton and Shirley met at the Natal Pharmacy School in Durban and married in 1974. After marriage, Hilton completed his one-year mandatory service in the South African army as an officer. After his service, he and Shirley went on a ten month long backpacking trip which ended at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. This trip was an eye-opener for them and they realized that they no longer wanted to live in a country with apartaid politics. They didn't want to raise children in South Africa. They chose Canada as their destination and applied three times for entry. Thier application was rejected all three times, but Hilton staged a "sit-in" at the Canadian embassy in Pretoria and an immigration officer eventually met with him and overturned thier rejection. They arrived in Canada in August 1977.
They went to the University of Toronto School of Pharmacy for two years to re-license in Canada. In the evenings they worked in a pharmacy owned by their Canadian sponsor. In 1981, Hilton and Shirley partnered with their Canadian sponsors and opened the Amhurst Pharmacy in Dundas. In 1982 the pharmacy's name was changed to Hilton's Pharmacy. In 1987 Shopper's Drug Mart purchased Hilton's Pharmacy. The Silberg's stayed on to operate two of the franchises in Dundas. In 1992, Hilton and Shirley left Shppers Drug Mart to open the DayNight Pharmacy on the east Hamilton Mountain. This was the first pharmacy in Hamilton to remain open until midnight. Their pharmacy eventually expanded to include five stores. In 2007, they sold their business to Rexall Pharma Plus.
Hilton and Shirley have three children: Mark, Maxine and Brad. Hilton and Shirley were very active in Hamilton's community. Hilton was involved in a variety of organizations including, Beth Jacob synagogue, Shalom Village, and Jewish National Fund Hamilton. Shirley has volunteered with various Hamilton JCC programs, the Hamilton North End Breakfast Program, the 'Out of the Cold' Program, Goldie's Place day program for adults at Shalom Village, and the Jewish National Fund Hamilton.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 80 photographs, 4 cookbooks, 1 architectural drawing, 3 bags, and 1 name tag.
Related material note: oral history #419.
Subjects
Land, settlement and immigration
Occupations and professions
Personal and family life
Societies and associations
Name Access
Silberg, Hilton
Silberg, Shirley
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records
Date
1970-2014, predominant 1993-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the literary career and communal involvement of Shirley Kumove. The bulk of the accession includes correspondence, contracts, newspaper clippings and flyers relating to the publishing, marketing and promotion of Kumove’s various books. Also included is working content for Shirley’s unpublished book, Yet More Words, an unannotated manuscript for Kumove’s published book, Drunk From the Bitter Truth, and various book reviews written by Shirley. Of note are rejection letters Shirley received from publishers while trying to publish, Words Like Arrows, as well as correspondence with author Roger Greenwald in which he attached an original short story manuscript entitled, Conversations With Scott.
Accession also includes, ALTA conference material, issues of Paken Trager, and brochures for the National Yiddish Book Centre, the Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and Yiddish Studies at the University of Toronto. Finally accession also includes minutes, flyers, and planning material for the Habonim Reunion Organizing Committee (1983). Of note is a document containing personal memories of Habonim activities and its history (author unknown).
Custodial History
Joel is the son of Shirley Kumove. He provided the OJA with the material while he was cleaning out Shirley's house to put it up for sale.
Administrative History
Shirley Kumove is a Toronto-based writer and translator of Yiddish literature and folklore who has published articles and books relating to folklore, literature and the art of Yiddish translation. She was born in 1931, the first of two children of Harry (Hersh Meyer) Recht and Rifka Lessman. Kumove received her education at Toronto's Borochov School and, less formally, in her parents' home where Yiddish was the language spoken. She then attended New York University and the University of Toronto. During her career she has worked as a teacher of Judaic Studies and a public relations and special projects consultant; then in the 1980s, she served as Executive Director of The United Synagogue of America, Ontario Region, and Executive Director of JIAS. From 1997 to 2003, she was also a columnist for Paken Trager (The Book Peddler), the journal of the National Yiddish Book Centre in Massachusetts. Through the years she also undertook short-term translating projects on contract.
Kumove is the author of two books on Yiddish folksayings, Words Like Arrows: A Collection of Yiddish Folk Sayings (1984) and More Words, More Arrows (1999). A third volume is yet unpublished. She was a contributing editor of Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994), and her most recent books are Drunk From the Bitter Truth: The Poems of Anna Margolin (2005), and a translated novel, Ordinary Jews (2009). She also worked for a time on a translation of the memoirs of Puah Rakovsky, "a Jewish revolutionary," but this work was not completed or published. In addition to her writing, Kumove has travelled extensively throughout North America giving lectures to Jewish Studies students, community groups and at conferences.
Kumove is a member of the American Literary Translators Association (ATLA) and has served on the boards of several organizations including chairing the Jewish Affairs committee of the National Council of Jewish Women. Shirley is married to Leon Kumove and they have three sons, Martin (Moishe), Aaron and Joel, as well as many grandchildren.
Shirley Kumove is the recipient of awards from the federal Multicultural Department and the Ontario Arts Council, and she won the 2007 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Yiddish Translation for Drunk from the Bitter Truth.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: accession #2009-7/11
Subjects
Arts and culture
Communications and publishing
Women
Societies and associations
Name Access
Kumove, Shirley
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-2
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
4 DVD's (ca. 4 hours)
Date
2005-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of video recordings of Transnistria Survivors' Association's annual commemmoration ceremonies. Included are six DVD recordings of the annual Transnistria Survivors Association Shoa commemoration ceremonies from 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Administrative History
Founded in 1994, the Transnistria Survivors’ Association works to provide a voice for and raise awareness of a lesser known group of Holocaust survivors. Transnistria was the Romanian authorities’ name for the former Ukrainian region located between the Rivers Dniester and Bug. It was placed under Romanian administration following the German and Romanian conquest of Ukraine in the summer of 1941. Prior to the Second World War, Romania was home to the third largest Jewish population in Europe; but beginning with the Citizenship Revision Laws of 1938, the Jews of Romania were deprived their citizenship rights and became the targets of repressive antisemitic policies and laws. Neighbours turned on neighbours. Thousands of Jews were murdered in pogroms, either by Romanian or German troops, Nazi Einsatzgruppen, or the local population. In 1941, the Jews who remained alive in the Provinces of Bucovina and Bessarabia were deported to camps and ghettos in Transnistria. Thousands were jammed into freight trains while others were marched by foot. Many died along the way. Between 1941 and 1944, it is estimated that German and Romanian authorities, along with Ukrainian collaborators, murdered or caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Romanian and Ukrainian Jews in Transnistria. Some of those who survived these tragic circumstances, especially from Bucovina and Bessarabia, and made a new home in Toronto gathered together to lend each other support and to tell their largely unknown story of oppression and survival. The Transnistria Survivor’s Association organized yearly Hazkarah (memorial) services and its dedicated members continue to share their extraordinary stories of survival through speaking engagements at schools, colleges and synagogues. Past presidents include:
1. Felicia (Steigman) Carmelly
2.Osias Nadel
3.Etti Ziegler
4.Lou (Leizer) Hoffer
As of 2017, the current President is Joe Leinburd.
Subjects
Events and celebrations
Societies and associations
Name Access
Transnistria Survivors' Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Hoffer, Lou
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-5
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
ca. 94 photographs : b&w and col. (44 tiff.) ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 plaque
Date
1936-1990, predominant 1951-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Ronnie Roth. Included are textual and graphic materials relating to Ronnie's personal life and career such as, photographs of family milestones and events; Ronnie's youth and early adulthood in South Africa, his involvement with Betar; and time as a paratrooper with the Israeli Army; Ronnie and Sandra's wedding; travel; Ronnie's insurance broker license graduation; and condolence letters sent to the Roth family after his passing. Also included are records documenting Ronnie's communal involvement, particularly his involvement with B'nai Brith Raoul Wallenberg - Yorkdale Circle Lodge, Antibes-Torresdale Ratepayers Association, and Forest Hill Ratepayers Association . B'nai Brith material includes photographs of Ronnie's participation in B'nai Brith Canada's 1986 Mission to Israel; photographs of events honouring Ronnie and his work; and an issue of The Orbit that eulogizes Ronnie. Finally, the accession consists of a business card for Ronnie's film and video entertainment company in South Africa and a Prime Minister's Certificate of Appreciation from the Conservative Party of Canada.
Identified in the photographs are: Ronnie Roth, Sandra Roth, Chantal [Roth], Gavin Roth, Elana [Roth], Morris Flicht, Frank Dimant, Ralph Snow, Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, Harry Bick, Sam Pacht, Merv Rosenstein, Ralph Cohen, [?] Steinmetz, Colin Baskind, Dr. Meister, Esther Shiner, Peter Roth, Paul Roth, and Annie Guttman.
Custodial History
Material was in possession of Sandra Roth, Ronnie's wife. Sandra donated it to the OJA.
Administrative History
Ronnie Roth was born on December 24, 1938 to Mr. Dezso (Desmond) and Mrs. Erzsi (Elizabeth) Abraham of Johannesburg, South Africa. Throughout his youth, Ronnie was active in a variety of Zionist groups including: the Zionist Youth Movement of South Africa, Betar, the Zionist Revisionist Organization and the South African Zionist Federation. In his late teens, Ronnie went on Na[c]hal Tzonei-ach and joined the Tzanchanim, the elite paratrooper corps of the Israeli Army. Ronnie served in the military for three years. His time in Israel also included work on a kibbutz.
By the age of 25, Ronnie had returned to South Africa and was a director of the Tollman Group of hotels and manager of the famous Johannesburg restaurant, The Colony. Ronnie married Sandra Benn from Port Elizabeth, SA, in August 1964. Sandra was a singer, dancer and entertainer. After their marriage, they settled in Johannesburg where Ronnie continued to work as an hotelier. Their first daughter, Chantal, was born in 1966 followed by Gavin in 1969 and Elana in 1973. During this period, Ronnie’s community involvement grew as he became Executive Director of Tel Hai in 1968 and served in this role until 1970. He then joined the Jewish United Communal Fund and ran their fundraising campaign.
The Roth’s were unhappy with South Africa’s apartheid politics and were eager to emigrate. Ronnie sought employment opportunity abroad and was offered employment as a fundraiser for UJA Federation in Toronto in 1975. Ronnie accepted the position and immigrated to Toronto in 1976. Sandra followed him with their children a few months later. When he completed his UJA assignment, he became an insurance broker. After a year, he founded KRG Insurance Brokers with two partners in 1980.
Upon arriving in Canada, Ronnie became interested in immigration issues and co-founded the South African Jewish Association in Canada (SAJAC) to help other South Africans with immigration and adjustment to Canadian life. He was the organization’s first president from 1976 to 1981 and again from 1986 to 1987. Ronnie’s involvement in assisting newcomers extended to his roles as Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Integration Committee of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society as well as Chairman of the Sherut Shalom Employment & Integration Assistance to African Jews.
Ronnie was also active in B’nai Brith Canada. He joined the Yorkdale Lodge in 1983 and went on to serve as both Vice-President and President. During his tenure as President, he played a critical role in the integration of the Yorkdale and Circle Lodges into the unified Raoul Wallenberg Lodge. He also served in various positions at the National level with B’nai Brith Canada, including as National Chairman of the Israel Cabinet, Co-Chairman of the Fundraising Committee and a member of the National Executive and Board of Governors. In 1986, the National Leadership awarded him with the B’nai Brith Canada Achievement Award. In the same year, he and his wife and fellow lodge member Sandra (the lodge’s first female full member) were honoured recipients of the Israel Bonds Negev Award.
Ronnie also held important roles in the community at-large as President of the Antibes-Torresdale Ratepayers Association and Forest Hill Ratepayers Association; President and Founder of the Rockford Community Summer Day Camp; Member of the City of North York Condominium Committee; Member of the Board of Directors of Baycrest’s Men’s Service Group; and Member of the Board of Directors of Bank Leumi (Canada).
Ronnie passed away on October 14, 1989 at the age of 50 years.
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
Land, settlement and immigration
Societies and associations
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-26
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-26
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
ca. 10 photographs : col. ; 22 x 28 cm or smaller
Date
1980-2016, predominant 1982-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Herman family's immigration to Ontario, family life in Thornhill, education, communal involvement in Hamilton, and their business endeavours with the Firwin Corporation and Simply Extraordinary. Included are photographs; a family history that was written in commemoration of Paul and Miriam's fiftieth wedding anniversary; a selection of annual family newsletters that detail their life in Canada; correspondence documenting Paul's involvement with Temple Anshe Sholom in Hamilton, Ontario; their childrens' school certificates, secondary school diplomas, and post-secondary convocation programs. Also included is business ephemera, such as, business cards and images documenting Simply Extraordinary corporate gift products.
Identified in the photographs are: Paul Herman, Miriam Herman, Brett Herman, and Adina Ward (nee Herman).
Administrative History
Paul Henry Herman was born on July 3, 1940 to Mr. Leslie Elkan and Mrs. Clare Herman (nee Emdon) of Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, South Africa. Paul is the eldest of five siblings. During his youth, Paul was involved in his synagogue and youth groups as well as the Boy Scouts. He attended Stellenbosch Afrikaans University where he earned a business degree and became fluent in Afrikaans. After university, he joined the family uniform business, H. J. Henochsberg, and was sent to England in 1962 for further clothing industry training.
Paul married Miriam Riva Herman from Wynberg, Cape Town, SA on February 6th, 1965. Miriam worked as a social worker at the Johannesburg General Hospital. Their first son, Stanley, was born in 1966 followed by Rael in 1968, Brett in 1970 and Adina in 1974.
The Herman’s were motivated to emigrate out of a desire to prevent their son from having to enlist in the South Africa army [and thereby become involved in military efforts that they did not support]. After the family business was sold, Paul worked as a quality manager at Edgars Stores while periodically travelling abroad with Miriam to seek out emigration opportunities.
The Herman family came to Canada in 1982 and settled in Thornhill, Ontario. Upon arriving in Ontario, Paul found work at a uniform manufacturer (Saint Hill Levine Uniforms) then at Lady Manhattan and Sunshine T-Shirts. In 1989, Paul and Miriam purchased Firwin Corporation, a high temperature insulation manufacturing company. During the family’s early years in Canada, Miriam started a corporate gift business called Simply Extraordinary.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Land, settlement and immigration
Occupations and professions
Personal and family life
Societies and associations
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-4
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
33.2 MB of textual records
Date
1969-2002
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the history and professional activities of Cy (Cyril) Charney and his family. Included is an autobiographical family history entitled "My Story" and a variety of documents that trace Cy's career including promotional materials from university courses that he taught; a curriculum vitae; copies of his university diplomas; management-related lecture programs; various certificates of achievement; and newspaper clippings.
Custodial History
Material was in possession of Cy Charney. Cy donated it to the OJA.
Administrative History
Cy (Cyril) Charney was was born on November 21st, 1944 in Johannesburg, South Africa to Daniel and Dora Charney. His parents emigrated from Lithuania to SA before the Second World War. Cy's family moved to Bulawayo in 1950 where his father founded the Anglo African Glass company. The family was involved with the community and were members of the Weitzman Country Club. Cy’s family moved back to Johannesburg after the sudden passing of his father in November of 1954.
Throughout his youth, Cy was involved in South African Zionist organizations. During his early years and into young adulthood he was part of Habonim, the Zionist Socialist movement. He then went on to join the Hebrew Order of David.
Cy married Rhona on March 26th, 1967. Shortly after the Six-Day War, the couple went to make aliyah in Israel. They relocated to Kibbutz Givat Chaim Bet, close to Hadera, some 50 km north of Tel Aviv. Their stay lasted six months and then they returned to SA where Cy worked in insurance. The Charneys had three chlidren who were all born in SA: Daneal (b. 6 February 1961), Thalia (b. 9 July 1970), and Davin (b. 28 May 1972). The Charneys have two granddaughters, Yael and Limona.
As the political situation in SA began to deteriorate in 1976, the Charneys decided to emigrate to Canada. Cy first arrived in London, Ontario upon arrival to Canada and then chose to settle in Toronto in mid-1980. Rhona and the children arrived three months later and in the meantime, Cy had found work with Loblaws. After a year, Cy sought different work opportunities with the Thorne, Stevenson, and Kellogg management consulting group. He then went on to start his own consulting business. Rhona has a Masters in Social Work and has pursued her profession.
The Charneys have been part of Temple Kol Ami since 1993.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Land, settlement and immigration
Personal and family life
Synagogues
Societies and associations
Source
Archival Accessions
123 records – page 1 of 3.

Narrow By

Collection Name

Source

Format

Date

Description Level

Subject

Name

Place

Restrictions

Available Digital Content

}