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Level
Item
ID
Item 1880
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1880
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 9, 1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 30 x 85 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals in front of the Albertonia Hotel in Mississauga. Present are Arthur Cohen and N.L. Nathanson.
Name Access
Nathanson, N.L.
Cohen, Arthur
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
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
Mississauga (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1881
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1881
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 87 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals standing outside at a convention for Eastern Managers of Famous Players Canadian Corporation. Convention was held August 24-25, 1926.
Name Access
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
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.
Creator
Panoramic Camera Company
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1918
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1918
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6046
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6046
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 April 1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Association of Millinery Manufacturers (Ontario Division), 4th Annual Dinner in Toronto.
Notes
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Association of Millinery Manufacturers
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Labor unions
Portraits, Group
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
1992-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1620
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1620
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This is a composite photo of the members of the bakery and confectionery workers, union local 181.
Name Access
Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union. Local 181 (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Labor unions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1625
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1625
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph in the first row, from left to right: Dave Biderman; Louis Hoffman; Abe Goldman; Max Speisman (probably Chairman); [unknown]; Mr. Jubas; Izzy Weiner.
Second row, left to right: [unknown]; Nathan Horowitz; I. Fine.
Notes
Credit: Estate of Max Speisman.
Name Access
Labor League (Toronto, Ont.)
Biderman, Dave
Hoffman, Louis
Goldman, Abe
Speisman, Max
Jubas, Mr.
Weiner, Izzy
Horowitz, Nathan
Fine, I.
Toronto Cloakmakers Union
Subjects
Labor unions
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
1978-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6023
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6023
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1920 and 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
J.B. Salsberg was the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America.
Notes
For identification, see Jacob M. Budish's, History of the Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers' International Union, 1901-1925 (NY, 1925).
Name Access
Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers Union
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Subjects
Labor unions
Portraits, Group
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
Montréal (Québec)
Accession Number
1991-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2470
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2470
Material Format
graphic material
Date
October 4, 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the ILGWU Second Annual Conference of Canadian locals at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2472
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2472
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Jewish National Workers Alliance of America. The are posed in front of a building draped in Yiddish banners. The location of the convention is uncertain.
Notes
Part of the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2474
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2474
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Shatz, Benjamin
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Labor
Labor unions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6070
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6070
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the I.L. Peretz Branch 26 of the Jewish National Workers Alliance, Toronto.
Notes
Original photo by Schlachter.
Name Access
I.L. Peretz
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Labor unions
Photomontage
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
1993-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1270
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1270
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
The Jewish National Workers Alliance's first Ontario District convention took place July 13-14, 1918. The convention was likely held in Toronto. Identified in this photograph are: Max Manson, Abe Shatz, Mr. Sheinhouse, Hershel Meyer Kirshenbaum, Avrom Fryman, Ben Shatz, Louie Shatz, Moishe Kirshenbaum, Mr. Heller, and Zalman Cohen.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor
Labor unions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1626
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1626
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identification list available in accession record.
Notes
Credit: the Estate of Max Speisman.
Name Access
Labor League (Toronto, Ont.)
Speisman, Max
Subjects
Labor unions
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
1978-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3411
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3411
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Many prominent individuals are shown in this photograph, with names written on the bottom.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6067
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6067
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 31 July 1938 and 1 Aug. 1, 1938]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Dr. Mark Zimmerman standing in front row with book in hand.
Rabbi Morris (Kertzer?) front row with white pants.
Rabbi David Kirshenbaum, 2nd row from back and next to him is Rabbi Kertzer's father (with moustache).
Chaim Kirshenbaum, last row right.
In front of London Talmud Torah.
Notes
Original photo by Art Photo Studio, London.
Name Access
Kertzer, Rabbi Morris
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kirshenbaum, David, 1902-
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6068
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6068
Material Format
graphic material
Date
December 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Front row centre: Rabbi Rose (Director of Young Judaea).
To his right: Mrs. Miller (President of Montreal Hadassah).
To her right: Chaim Kirshenbaum.
Mrs. Rose is sitting at end to left.
Dr. Issy Kreel, prominent surgeon is at end right.
To Rabbi Rose's left is person who started first car rental (Hertz) in Israel.
Name Access
Rose, Rabbi
Miller, Mrs.
Hadassah-Wizo
Young Judaea
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kreel, Dr. Issy
Ottawa
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
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
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6034
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6034
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Identified in the photograph is: Dr. Sam Hurwich, M. Kramer, Sarah Heller, Albert Edelstein, M. Kurtzman, Chana Meltzer, Nachman Lovinsky, Esther Kramer, Avrum Green, Esther Grant, I.S. Weinrot, Dave Gold, and Florence Manson.
Probably in front of 24 Cecil St.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3872
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3872
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 August, 1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: David Newman; Jack Burke.
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Burke, Jack
Newman, David
Young Judaea
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
September 7, 1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
6th from left: Rae Weingluck (née Simon, wife of Henry Weingluck).
Also pictured are: David Dunkelman; Rose Dunkelman; Archie Freiman; Lillian Freiman.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Freiman, Lillian
Freiman, Archie
Weingluck, Rae
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1269
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1269
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in the photo is: Shlomo Yollek, Hersh Meyer Kirshenbaum, Yitshak Weinroth, Louie Siegel, Dr. Sam Hurwich, Yisrael Fryman, Fishel Wallerstein, Shabbsai Rappaport, Ben Shatz, J. Zweig, Joe Cash, David Cooper, Nachman, Lovensky, Harry Sher, A. Levenson, George Sheinhouse, Moishe Kachuk, and Zalman, Cohen.
Notes
Original photo by Famous Studios, Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
See photo #12: Jewish National Workers Alliance, Members of the Office Committee [graphic material]. -- 12 June 1942.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2466
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2466
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the first Ontario conference of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Farband) in Toronto. Identified in the photograph are Steinhouse (George's father); Moshe [Kirshenbaum?]; Zalman Cohen; H. M. Kirshenbaum; Avrom Freiman; Benny Shatz; Louis Shatz; Abi Shatz.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Farband
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4803
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4803
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Possibly Eaton Auditorium.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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.
Accession Number
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a Hadassah convention banquet at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
Original photo by A.B.C. News Pictures, 87 King St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Dinners and dining
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.
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph taken of individuals at the Labour Zionist Movement's Actions Committee at the 4th National Convention eating dinner.
Name Access
Labour Zionist Movement
Montreal
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor 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.
Creator
Federal Photos
Accession Number
1987-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 513
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
513
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 14, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the 7th convention of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance in Toronto.
Notes
Writing on the verso says: Donated in memory of Sholom Katz (July 5, 1893-April 5, 1975), born in Poland, came to Canada in 1910, by his wife Rochel.
Negative is missing (Oct. 2, 2013)
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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 June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2433
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2433
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia
Scope and Content
Item is an original and copy panoramic photograph of a group of men and women posed in front of an unidentified building at the first Mizrachi Canadian convention in Toronto. Rabbi Meyer Berlin is pictured in the photo.
Name Access
Berlin, Rabbi Meyer
Mizrachi
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Religious 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.
Physical Condition
The original photograph is glued to a thin board. At some point, someone tried to remove the photo from the board and ripped the top left corner off.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1267
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1267
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1917 or 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the attendees at the Toronto Poalei Zion convention. The group is gathered in front of a brick building. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unknown], Avrom Walerstein, Sholom Katz, [unknown], Chaim Langer, [unknown], [unknown], [? Lapidus], [? Gertler], Max Kramer, Laibe Bograd (Leibel Begrad), Hersh Mayer Kirshenbaum, Louis Coldoff (Kaldovsky), [unknown], Sam Shapiro, Minnie Shapiro, Florence Manson, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Green, David Lewis, [unknown], Max Manson, [unknown].
Second row, left to right: [unknown], Esther Walerstein (child), [unknown], [unknown], S. Sokol, Mrs. Sokol, Harry Sher, Mrs. Schwartzbaum, Mr. Schwartzbaum, [unknown], Mr. Heller, [unknown], [unknown].
Third row, left to right, [unknown], Archie Edelstein, [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], Kalman Wagner, Edelstein, [unknown], [unknown], Harry Green, [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [? Shatz], [unknown], [unknown].
Front row, left to right: [unknown], [unidentified child], [?Edelstein], Yitshok Edelstein, Sarah Heller, [unknown], Mrs. Frankel, Mr. Frankel, [unknown], Percy Kates, Mrs. Kates, [unknown], [unknown], [? Ginsberg], [unknown], Chaike Appelbaum, Dave Gold, [unknown], [unknown].
Front row, left to right: [unknown], Avrom Feldman, [? Lindbaum], Zalman Cohen; Abe Shatz.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor Zionism
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3423
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3423
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 August 1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Young Judaea
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Youth
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 524
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
524
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 31, 1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the delegates to the first conference of Ontario Young Judea in Toronto.
Notes
Credit: Courtesy of Maurice Berg and Willie Zimmerman.
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Young Judaea
Zimmerman, Willie
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired July 9, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2166
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2166
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1932 or 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Young Judaea
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Youth
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Queen's Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4438
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4438
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Toronto volunteer group to aid the Jewish victims of World War I.
Scope and Content
For identification see accession record.
The lady in the checkered coat in the front row is Millie "Mimi" Lazarus at age 16.
Notes
Photo by M. Shlochter, Toronto.
Subjects
Charities
Congresses and conventions
Fund raisers (Persons)
War victims
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
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled National Convention 1977 of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, held at Beth Sholom Synagogue.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 94 cm and 23 x 96 cm
Date
1950, 1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two panoramic photographs of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union conventions in Atlantic City, NJ. The first photo features a large group of men and women seated at tables at a convention hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Beneath the Union Emblem a banner reads "1900 Golden Jubilee 1950", May 23-June 1. Numerous union banners are displayed in addition to local unions signs. On stage is a speaker behind whom is seated several rows of men and several women. Written in lower left corner is "R1 Central Studios, Atlantic City, N.J."
The second photo features an outdoor group shot of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 29th convention in Atlantic City, N.J., May 10-18, 1956. The individuals in the first two rows are seated, with the balance standing behand. Lower right corner reads "Central Studios".
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Places
Atlantic City (N.J.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 16 x 42 cm
Date
1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the First Mizrachi Canadian Convention attendees seated at dinner tables. The convention took place on April 21-23, 1939. Identified in the photo is Morris Soberman, future cantor at Beth Tzedec.
Administrative History
Mizrachi is an international religious Zionist movement founded in Vilnius in 1902. Bnei Akiva, founded in 1929 is its youth movement. Mizrachi Canada is its Canadian branch. Allan Soberman is a singer/songwriter/musician and son of Cantor Morris Soberman. Cantor Morris Soberman was the Ba'al Koreh, Chazan Sheni and bar mitzvah teacher at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto with additional years spent at Goel Tzedec and the McCaul Street Shul.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTE: There is another photo from this convention in our collection. See photo #2433.
Stamped on the back as taken by E. Mackintosh Photographer.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Religious Zionism
Name Access
Soberman, Allan
Mizrachi Canada
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1928]-[200-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records relating to labour and the garment industry in Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton. Included are research leads as well as copies of relevant records held at various repositories in Canada and the United States including Library and Archives Canada, Archives of Ontario, Queen's University and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) archives held at Cornell University. Also included are newsclippings, journal articles and correspondence from Tulchinsky to various individuals associated with the clothing trade asking for interviews or information for his research on the garment industry in Canada. Finally, there are copies of a few PhD dissertations on the subject.
Administrative History
Dr. Gerald Tulchinsky was Professor Emeritus at Queen's University, Department of History, and author of several books on the history of Canadian Jewry and labour issues in Canada. His books include: Shtetl on the Grand (2015); Joe Salsberg: A Life of Commitment (2013); Canada's Jews: A People's Journey (2008); Branching Out: The Transformation of the Canadian Jewish Community (1998); Taking Root: The Origins of the Canadian Jewish Community (1992); and The River Barons: Montreal Businessmen and the Growth of Industry and Transportation, 1837-53 (1977).
Tulchinsky was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1933 to Harry and Anne Tulchinsky. He resided in Kingston, Ontario until his death on 13 Dec. 2017.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Subjects
Labor unions
Clothing trade
Name Access
Tulchinsky, Gerald, 1933-2017
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting a 1973 convention of the Eastern Canadian Region United Synagogue Youth in Niagara Falls Canada. Included is programming material as well as a series of folk stories and plays, some that were translated from Yiddish into English for the first time by Ethel Harris of London, Ontario. Included is material related to the Syrian Jewry and Soviet Jewry movement.
Subjects
Youth
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Department of Youth Activities
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Jack Abel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jack Abel
Number
AC 034
AC 035
Subject
Labor
Labor unions
Occupations
Recreation
Antisemitism
Societies
Cemeteries
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 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
J.B. Salsberg
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Sept. 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
J.B. Salsberg
Number
AC 071
Subject
Labor movement
Labor unions
Women
Demonstrations
Interview Date
Sept. 1985
Quantity
1
Total Running Time
071A: 44:50 minuets 071B: 35:55 minuets
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, newspaper columnist and a man who dedicated his life to Yiddishkeit and the advancement of social justice. He was active in various Jewish organizations, including; the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. In 1938 he was elected as Alderman on Toronto’s City Council and elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1943. He is well remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a "champion of the people', committed to social justice, the plight of the working-class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
This oral history includes Salsberg's personal reminiscences on the Toronto Jewish community, the Polish Jewish community and issues related to women's labour and the unions in the garment industry.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), 1902-1998
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Side 1:
0.0-6.30: Joseph Baruch Salsberg was born in Poland in 1902 to Abraham and Sara Salsberg. Abraham migrated to Toronto in 1910 and Joseph followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913.
6.30-18.39: Prior to 1913 Poland was primarily a peasant and agricultural society with the majority of the Jewish population living and working as tradesmen in the villages. Salsberg discusses the difficult relationship between the Poles and Jews under the power of the Czar.
18:40-24.14: Salsberg discusses the Canadian government’s collaboration with the CP Railroad to launch advertising campaigns attracting potential immigrants to come and live in Canada.
24.22-33.24: Salsberg discusses the experiences of his mother as a young Jewish immigrant and her adjustment to life in Toronto.
33.25-37.30: Salsberg discusses the Ward, an area between University and Yonge as being the heartland of early Jewish settlement. He describes the area as being the natural choice for Jews to live, the rents were cheap, Synagogues and community centers were nearby as were and their places of employment. The center for Jewish shopping was Kensington Market with shops along McCaul and Baldwin Streets, shopping at Eatons was reserved for “special occasions”.
37.32-39.50: Salsberg discusses the hardships faced by Polish immigrant Jews arriving in Toronto after World War One.
39.52-44.45: Salsberg discusses his father an Orthodox man who eventually went into the junk business and became one of the founders of the first Talmud Torah, his mother was active in the Ladies Auxillary of the School and remained it’s President for 50 years.
End
Side 2:
0.03-5.37: Salsberg discusses the religious and cultural divisions that dominated social and communal living in Poland under Czarist rule and the resulting division between Jews and non- Jewish Polish immigrants in Toronto
5.38-8.28: Salsberg discusses the example set by his mother on matters of religious observance and importance of the woman’s role in the family.
8.29-11.08: Salsberg discusses his mother’s activities outside the home. Sarah Salsberg was the first woman to challenge the burial custom of not allowing husband and wife to be buried side by side. Sarah won her challenge and was buried alongside her husband.
11.10-12.28: Salsberg discusses his orientation towards labor Zionism and his parent’s reaction to his political views. Sarah Salsberg was a “broad-minded” woman and friendly with those active in the movement, while his father clung to his own group.
12.29-13.53: Salsberg discusses the garment trade and the organizers who become members of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. Salsberg goes on to speak of his mother’s approval and secret admiration of the women in the Ladies Garment Union.
13.54-14.44: Salsberg discusses the role of Jewish immigrant women using the example of the Eatons strike in 1911 led by Jewish tailors, both men and women.
14.45-15.00: Salsberg discusses the Triangle Fire in New York as the impetus that led to the birth of the ILGWU in America and the ILGWU’s influence on the Canadian Garment industry.
15.03-15.40: Salsberg discusses the New York Yiddish Dailies the “Forward” and Tagblat delivered and read daily by Toronto’s Jewish community as another factor in the establishment of the Ladies Garment Workers Union in Canada.
15.41-20.39: Salsberg discusses the introduction by Eatons to changes in production methods that would have tailors, mostly men, taking on the job of women finishers. The refusal by the tailors to take away the jobs of women would lead to the first sit down strike by tailors in Canada.
20.40-21.20: Salsberg discusses the recognition of women’s rights in the early garment workers unions. The Dressmakers section of the ILGWU in Toronto was predominantly women who led strikes and fought on picket lines.
21.21-23.44: Salsberg discusses Union sentiment within the Jewish community and the enforcement by some of the more militant women on community shopkeepers to use Union labels on their products.
23.45-24.39: Salsberg discusses single Jewish women who confronted with financial hardship worked in predominately Jewish factories.
24.40-26.07: Salsberg discusses the economic nature of the garment industry, the competition and undercutting in the industry factories and the continuous strikes and stoppages by employees opposed to wage cuts.
26.08-31.15: Salsberg discusses the important contributions in the areas of the labor force, education and social responsibility made to Ontario by Jewish immigrant women. Women worked alongside men in order to improve their economic position and establish themselves within the community. Jewish women placed a great emphasis on education and as a result a high percentage of their children would graduate from institutions such as Harbord Collegiate and Jarvis Collegiate with scholarships. Salsberg speaks of his late wife Dora Wilensky who graduated from Jarvis Collegiate with the highest mark of any girl student in Ontario earning a five-year scholarship to McMaster University and becoming a prominent Social Worker within the Jewish community.
31.16-33.09: Salsberg discusses the differences in opportunity for young Jewish men and young Jewish women. As the only boy in the family he was expected to set the path by going to a theological school in NY but to the dismay of his parents he became radicalized in leftist politics.
33.10-35.55: Although Salsberg’s parents were never involved in the labour movement and disagreed with his leftist philosophy, they were pleased by his election in 1938 as Alderman on Toronto’s City Council and his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1943.
End
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Salsberg discusses the events that led to the birth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) in America and the ILGWU's influence on the Canadian Garment Industry.

In this clip, Joseph Salsberg discusses the first sit down strike by tailors in Canada in recognition of women

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

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

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

Name
Max Federman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
March 19, 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Max Federman
Number
AC 149
AC 150
Subject
Labor
Labor unions
Occupations
Industries
Interview Date
March 19, 1976
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Ben Schneider
Total Running Time
AC149A: 30. minutes AC149B: 30. minutes AC150A: 1. minute
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
Max Federman was born in Poland. In 1919, Max moved to Germany where he attended school. He joined his father in Toronto in 1920. A union leader, labour Zionist and ardent-Communist, Max became actively involved in the union movement and served as representative of the Local Fur Workers Union. He was involved in a twenty year battle with the Communist leadership of the International Furrier Union until they disbanded and merged with the International Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. Max was involved in Jewish community organizations including the Histadrut, Borochov School, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Goldman, Emma
Federman, Max
Schneider, Ben
Geographic Access
Toronto
Germany
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 149, 150, Max Federman\AC 149, 150 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Max Federman describes the conflict between the Federation of Labour (F of L) and Communist International Union (CIU) from 1938-1956. He discusses the steps in which the International Fur and Leather Union disaffiliated with the International Union to join the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union in 1956.

In this clip, Max Federman discusses his early involvement with a trade union while living in Germany in 1919.

Name
Dora Till
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
May 4, 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dora Till
Number
AC 151
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Labor
Labor unions
Women
Occupations
Interview Date
May 4, 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
46 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
Dora Till (nee Tobias) was born in New York City in 1896. She came to Toronto in 1900. She married Morris Till in 1918. They had one daughter, Cecile. As a youth, Dora was involved with Herzl Girls and the Boot and Shoe Society. Dora was active in community service and contributed greatly to social service work. She was co-founder and first President for Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, Vice-President of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a board member for the Jewish Family and Child Services, an executive for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Honourary Vice-President of United Jewish Welfare Fund, on the board of Canadian Jewish Congress and past President of the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Herzl Girls Boot and Shoe Society, 1920
Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home
Baycrest Hospital
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Timothy Eaton Company
Till, Dora
Geographic Access
Toronto
Bronte
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Dora Till discusses some of the services provided by Hebrew Maternity Aid.

Dora Till was co-founder and first President for Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home. In this clip, Dora describes the efforts to solicit and fundraise on behalf of the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home.

Name
Kalmen Kaplansky
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
September 20, 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Kalmen Kaplansky
Number
AC 109
Subject
Antisemitism
Human rights
Immigrants--Canada
Labor
Labor unions
Refugees--Canada
Interview Date
September 20, 1985
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
109A: 60 minutes 109B: 6 minutes
Conservation
Not copied. Need 120 minute tape.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Kalmen was born January 5, 1912 in Poland. He worked in Montreal as a typesetter and linotype operator. He was active in the labour and human rights movements in Canada. Kalmen served as the director of the Jewish Labour Committee in 1945. In collaboration with the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian government and trade unions the Jewish Labour Committee helped Jewish displaced persons immigrate to Canada by securing them employment. Kalman sat on the Refugee Status Advisory Committee for the federal government.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Kaplansky, Kalmen
Platnick, Phyllis
Jewish Labour Committee
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Kalmen Kaplansky discusses some of the obstacles to the relocation of displaced Jews to Canada after the Second World War. He describes a tripartite proposal involving consultation and cooperation among trade unions, management and government that enabled the immigration project.

In this clip, Kalmen Kaplansky explains that bribery, corruption and perjury were a way of life after the Second World War. He relates anecdotes as illustration.

Name
Max Enkin
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
April 13, 1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Max Enkin
Number
AC 113
AC 114
Subject
Antisemitism
Immigrants--Canada
Labor unions
Nonprofit organizations
Occupations
Refugees--Canada
Interview Date
April 13, 1986
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
AC113: 19:40 minuets
AC114:
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
Max Enkin was founder and a leading member of the Jewish Vocational Service of Toronto. The original purpose of the organization was to help survivors of the Second World War find employment. In 1947, as Associate Administrator and representative for the Men's Clothing sector in Ontario, Max Enkin became involved in The "Tailor Project". The project was designed to identify and select skilled tailors from the DP camps of Europe and help to settle them in Canada.
Max Enkin was awarded the OBE in Recognition of services to Wartime Prices.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Enkin, Max
Platnick, Phyllis
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
AC 113
History of Immigration of Skilled Tailors from the Displaced Person Camps after WWII 1946 –
0.07: How the project got started
0.20: Canadian Government in relation to skilled workers in Canada 1946
1.19: Canadian Jewish Congress in relation to DP camps in Europe.
2.45: Canadian Government restricted immigration 1946.
3.11: Canadian Jewish Congress in relation to Garment industry.
4.13: Canadian Government in relation to UNRRA and immigration to Canada (UNRRA: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration founded 1943 and became part of the UN in 1945).
5.29: JIAS Jewish Immigrant Aid Services.
5.39: Congress and Immigration to Canada.
5.58: Garment industry Union and Immigration to Canada
6.30: McNamara Deputy Minister of Labour from Winnipeg (circa 1946).
7.18: Labor and Management Representatives of the ILGE 1946 (ILGE - International Ladies Garment Workers Union?). Mr. Sam Hirsch of Winnipeg, representative of the Union for Men & Women. Mr. Bernard Shane of Montreal, Executive Director of the ILGE. Mr.? Solomon of Montreal, representative of Manufacturers Union of Montreal. Sam Posluns of Toronto representative of the Women’s Union. Max Enkin of Toronto, representative of the Men’s Union Ontario.
9.05: Beginning of the project by the ILGE to bring Jews from DP camps in Europe to Canada. Trip to London England by the 5 member body of ILGE. Difficulty in gaining clearance papers to gain entry into Germany & Austria.
11.34: C.D Howe Canadian Cabinet Minister serving under McKenzie King Meeting with ILGE in Canada House, London England.
13.20: Enkin meeting with C.D. Howe and question of quota of Jews allowed into Canada.
14.13: Federal Liberal Government, Quebec and Ottawa vis a vis Jewish immigration.
15.5: McKenzie King, Prime Minister and Ernest Lapointe, Member of Parliament/Quebec and immigration of Jews.
15.56: Jewish population, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg 3 largest centers 17.0-19.4: Antisemitism in Canada.
End: Rest of tape 19.50 -30.42 inaudible.
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Max Enkin discusses the organizations, government departments and union representatives involved in the development and implementation of the Tailor Project.

In this clip, Max Enkin discusses the Liberal Government

Name
Bess Maltinsky Shockett
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
November 18, 2004
December 7, 2004
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Bess Maltinsky Shockett
Number
AC 288
Subject
Committees
Labor
Labor unions
Interview Date
November 18, 2004
December 7, 2004
Quantity
4
Interviewer
Jillian Gould
Total Running Time
AC 288A: 31 minutes
AC 288B: 31 minutes
Conservation
Copies made for Bess' son Michael on four 90 minute tapes
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Bess was born in the Ukraine in 1920. She immigrated to Montreal in 1925 with her parents and two brothers. She married Barry Shockett in 1952 and had three children. As an adolescent, Bess became very active in the Jewish community and joined the United Jewish People's Order. She helped organize a union for workers in the knitting industry and later did the same for fur workers. She also travelled to Winnipeg to organize a laundry workers union. She helped found the New Fraternal Jewish Association in 1960 and was actively involved in the organization. She became very active in the Toronto Jewish community, particularly in regards to supporting and launching several innovative Yiddish programs. She staffed the office of the CJC's Committee for Yiddish in its early years, and was Director from 1974 to 1989.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
United Jewish People's Order
New Fraternal Jewish Association
Committee for Yiddish
Geographic Access
Montreal
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

Bess became President of the Youth Division of the United Jewish People’s Order in Montreal in 1946. In this clip, Bess shares some of her memories and experiences as a representative to the First International Conference of Youth held in Prague in 1947.

In this clip, Bess discusses the events that led up to the formation of a new left-leaning organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, which broke away from the United Jewish People’s Order in 1960.

Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Fur Workers' Union fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1935 and 1949]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
The International Fur Workers' Union was founded by eight local unions in 1913 and held members in both the United States of America and Canada
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs created and/or accumulated by the Fur Workers' Union.
Name Access
Fur Workers' Union
Subjects
Labor unions
Creator
Fur Worker's Union, 1913-
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one photograph taken at the "Y" Leaders' Conference at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Tollandale. The photograph is of a group of young men and women sitting in a circle at a roast, which was part of the recreational period. The photograph was featured in the 13 September 1954 edition of the Y-Time. Pictured are:
Left to right: Florence Drutz (m. Mintz), Betty Saltzman, Estelle Morrison, Hannah Levine, Pauline Starkman, Lil Muchmaker, Rose Wasserman (m. Dubin), Honey Turk, Betty Harris, Gert Wainberg, Herb Brown, Maude Leibert, [unidentified], Fred Clap, John Gilbert, [unidentified].
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]-1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
1 pin : ribbon with hanging medallion, red and gold ; 13 cm
7 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the United Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union and its affiliated local unions in Toronto. Included is a 25th anniversary book of the Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers by I.M. Budish and published in New York (1925), a delegate pin for the 16th Bi-Convention of the Cloth, Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (1927), photographs of committees of the Canadian Headgear Workers Central Bureau, a copy photograph of the Executive Board of the Millinery and Ladies Straw Hat Workers Union Local 46, and a copy photograph of the Toronto Executive Board Local 41.
Notes
Artifact number 152
Some of the photographs in this file appear in the 25th anniversary book.
Subjects
Labor unions
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.
Physical Condition
Book is in fragile condition and binding is starting to come loose.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 June 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of members of the Office[rs] Committee of the Jewish National Workers Alliance, taken at their annual conference in Toronto. The members are identified on the front of the photograph.
Notes
Acquired June 21,1974.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Committees
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Custodial History
Jack Brill donated these photographs to the Ontario Jewish Archives in 1974.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph taken of a group of Brill Cap and Neckwear Company employees attending a sales conference held at the Royal York hotel in Toronto on January 12, 1937.
Name Access
Brill, Jack
Brill Cap and Neckwear Co.
Subjects
Clothing trade
Congresses and conventions
Employees
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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