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Accession Number
1983-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-10-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Date
1941-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting B'nai Brith and its Aleph Zadik Aleph youth fraternal organization. Included are: correspondence, an AZA member's manual, a questionnaire for high school students prepared by the Committee on Vocational Guidance and filled out by the donor, correspondence, programs, and newsletters.
Custodial History
Evelyn Goodman passed along the material that Jack Schwartz left for the archives to Stephen Speisman, the then director of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Youth
Name Access
Aleph Zadik Aleph
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records
1 photograph
Artifacts
Date
1918, 1940-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the B'nai Zion Association. Included are the pinkus, financial records, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, membership records, inviations and programs. Also included is a 1918 photograph of a manual training class at either the King Edward School or the Manning Ave. School.
Administrative History
In the years following the 1st Zionist Congress held in Basle, Switzerland in 1897, Zionist organizations were established around the world.
In Toronto one of the first Zionist societies to be founded was the B'nai Zion Association. This organization was established as a mutual benefit society in 1903. It provided sick, funeral and unemployment benefits to its members.
However, its main purpose was the promotion of Zionism. It was involved in the dissemination of Zionist material, and sponsored lectures and meetings, in addition to raising funds to suppo~t the establishment of Jewish settlements in Palestine. It continued to perform these same activities following the establishment of the state of Israel.
B'nai Zion has also been involved in local activities. It was active in anti-missionary efforts and also provided educational and cultural programming for children.
MG_RG
MG20 J1F
Subjects
Zionism
Name Access
B'nai Zion Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Date
[1930-?]-[198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the B'nai Brith Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines, Ontario. Included is correspondence, booklets, ledgers, financial records, and lists.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 13 cm of textual records
Date
1937–1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records belonging to two manuscript groups.
The first manuscript group (MG2 B5) consists of material documenting B'nai Brith Lodge 1234 of Timmins, Ontario. Included are a minute book for the years 1962–1968, an attendance register for the years 1947–1951, a fifteenth anniversary souveneer program from September 1950, two copies of a program for an event featuring guest speaker Senator J. Bradette that was held on 10 January 1954, correspondence for the years 1956–1968, minutes from 1950–1968, and a constitution from 18 June 1936.
The second manuscript group (MG3 B22) consists of material documenting Congregation B'nai Israel of Timmins. Included are six membership cards for the years 1939–1940 and 1940–1941, three seat number cards (no date), a membership account ledger for the years 1942–1948 and 1948–1950, a general financial ledger for the years 1941–1949, membership assessment lists for the yeras 1942–1943 and 1946–1947, and financial statements for the years 1937–1954.
MG_RG
MG 2 B5
MG 3 B22
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Israel Congregation (Timmins, Ont.)
Places
Timmins (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-7-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-7-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials pertaining to the life of Saul Einhorn of Oshawa, Ontario. Included are his Canadian naturalization certificate, ketubah for his first marriage, newspaper obituaries, and a letter of condolence to his widow from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Ketubah
Letters
Obituaries
Name Access
Einhorn, Saul
Places
Oshawa, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group portrait of the University of Toronto Medical School class of 1939 taken at their sixtieth reunion in June 1999. Identified in the top row from the left are Dr. Harold Linton, Dr. Cam Gray, Dr Bernard Laski, and Dr. Dave Rogers. In the middle row from the left are Dr. Jack Birrell, Dr. C. McCulloch, Dr. Roger Barron, Dr. Harold Fine, and Dr. Alan Basset. In the front row from the left are Dr. J. Walmseley, Dr. Sydney Wise, Dr. Charles Sheard, Dr. McQuaid, and Dr. Phil Ryan.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Wise, Sydney, 1915-2013
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 21 cm on mat 17 x 21 cm
Date
[192-]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of the Cohen family wedding portrait in Liverpool, England.
Subjects
Portraits
Weddings
Places
Liverpool (England)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1972-1984
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to Congregation B'nai Israel and the Cambridge Jewish community, as well as a plan for a synagogue to be built in Moshav Bar-Giora in the Jerusalem corridor.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Cambridge, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-11-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photo of men of B'nai Brith A.Z.A. Chapter 103 (BBYO) and a reunion card featuring a photo of the same group in 1929.
Some individuals have been identified. They include: Morris Mink, Sam Solway, Hart Wintrob, Percy Kopman, Larry Pifko, and Joe Lokach.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1974-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of Congregation B'Nai Israel in Galt, Ontario. Included are minutes of general and executive meetings, letters to the congregation from the executive, a list of congregation members and non- members in the community, a list of the executive, sisterhood,and committee chairs, and information about religious services and cultural activities.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1940-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material from B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls, Ontario. These include bank cheques, utility and hardware bills, insurance policy statements from the 1940s, general correspondence, as well as a report on the dedication of the rebuilt synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-12
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
28 photographs : col (20 negatives) ; 9 x 13 cm and 35 mm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1955-[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the B'nai Jacob Congregation Sisterhood of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Included are general and executive meeting minutes as well as photographs of a Shavuot event at the synagogue. Beverly Blackstien is identified in one of the photographs.
Subjects
Synagogues
Women
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
27 cm of textual records
Date
1942–1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two manuscript groups: MG 2 B-16A and MG 3 B 14.
The first manuscript group (MG 3 B 14) consists of material documenting the Adath Israel Congregation of Kirkland Lake. Included are miscellaneous correspondence from 16 September 1952–18 September 1958; accounts from 1949–1954; schedule of services for the years 1955–1956, 1956–1957, 1961–1962, 1962–1963, 1963–1964, and 1965–1966; Board of Education minutes from 25 November 1951–17 June 1955; and a letter to Rabbi B[?] dated 1956.
The second manuscript group (MG 2 B-16A) consists of material documenting B'nai Brith Lodge 1123 of Kirkland Lake. Included are executive meeting minutes from 3 September 1942—3 March 1948; correspondence for the periods 1944–1954, 1947—1949, July 1948–November 1948, and 1960; membership applications for 1947; and a dues book for the years 1944–1946.
MG_RG
MG 2 B-16A
MG 3 B 14
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
22 photographs : col. (11 negatives) ; 10 x 15 cm and 35 mm
Date
1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and negatives docmenting a B'Nai Brith "Never Again" rally in Minden, Ontario against white supremacists, and thanking the Minden United Church and other concerned citizens for their support.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-92
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-92
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 19 cm or smaller
Date
1954-1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to Congregation B'Nai Israel of Galt/Cambridge, Ontario and the Jewish communities of Galt/Cambridge, Preston, and Hespeler, Ontario. Materials include newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes of the synagogue executive and general meetings, a program for an arts and crafts sale at B'Nai Israel, and a 1954 survey of the three communities prepared by the Research Committe of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region.
Administrative History
The City of Galt changed it's name to Cambridge in 1973.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Cambridge, Ont.)
Places
Cambridge, Ont.
Galt, Ont.
Preston, Ont.
Hespeler, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Date
[ca. 1968]-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings and other records of the Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Women's Organization of Toronto Minnie Etlin Chapter (ca.1972-ca.1978), and the B'nai Brith Young Adults Southern Ontario Region (BBYA SOR), ca.1968-1972. Accession also includes two polaroid photographs taken at a BBYA social event (ca. 1970).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-22
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1973
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs documenting Dora Wasserman's theatre group (Montreal) at Toronto's Central Tech for Israel's 25th Anniversary.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-38
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Date
1953-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of synagogue material including minutes of meetings, a list of members, bulletins, school information, correspondence, and a JNF tree order application form.
Administrative History
In 1973 the City of Galt, the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair were amalgamated to form the City of Cambridge.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-49
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-49
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a brief prepared by Irving Paisley, interim chair of the York General Hospital, for the Reeve and Council of the Township of North York and documents, correspondence, financial records and newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of the B'Nai Brith Empire Lodge Charitable Foundation.
Administrative History
The Empire Lodge raised funds for medical research and hospital facilities in Toronto.
Irving Paisley was was active in politics in North York and Metropolitan Toronto from 1951-1984.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-58
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-58
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual reccords
Date
1926-[ca. 1936]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of letters patent and ledger of B'nai Israel Hushatine Kloise Synagogue, Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-89
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-89
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 25 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1900]-[ca.1925]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of Lawrence Richmond's family, most of which are formal portraits. Some are in folders and on mattes.
Subjects
Families
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
56 photographs : b&w (48 negatives) ; 12 x 8 cm or smaller
Date
1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and negatives documenting campers, staff, and activities during the summer of 1947. At the time these photographs were taken, Camp B'nai Brith was located near Longford Mills, Ontario. In addition to the photographs and negatives the accession includes an envelope with the camp's name and location on the back flap.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1948]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of members of the Herzl Zion Club executive inside the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Pearlstein, Jacob D., 1894-1983
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-006
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-006
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1912-1922
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a financial and meeting minute ledger book (1912-1922) and a photocopy of a financial and meeting minute ledger book (1914-1922) of the B'nai Zion Synagogue in Cobalt, Ontario.
MG_RG
MG3 B15
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Zion Synagogue (Cobalt, Ont.)
Places
Cobalt, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1901]-1952
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of B'nai Israel Congregation in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge, Ontario).
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Israel Congregation (Galt, Ont.)
Places
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-4-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1904]-1916
Scope and Content
The accession consists of two photographs. The first is a portrait of the Sprachman family taken around 1900 at Price's Lane, Toronto. The second is a wedding photograph of Hyman James and Gussie Rumm, taken on 22 February 1916 at the University Avenue Synagogue.
The Sprachman photograph includes the following family members from left to right and top to bottom: Hyman Sprachman, Sheindel Sprachman, Beckie Sprachman (?), unknown, unknown, Fanny Sprachman, Lena Sprachman, Abe Sprachman and Jacob Sprachman.
The second photograph include the newly married couple in the middle with the top hat and large white hat.
Administrative History
Hyman (Chaim) Sprachman (b. 1856) arrived in Toronto at the end of the nineteenth century with his eldest son Benjamin (b. 1877), who was twenty at the time. They both worked as peddlers and resided in a boarding home for a while. Hyman sent for his family in Austria and they arrived in 1904. His family included his wife Sheindel and children Rebecca (b. 1887), Lena (b. 1891), Fanny (b. 1892) and Abraham (b. 1894). The family originally lived at 30 Gerrard and then relocated to 123 Baldwin around 1914. Abraham became a prominent architect and married his cousin Mina Sprachman (b. 1900) in 1921. They had two children: Mendel and Sheila. Mandel followed in his father's footsteps and also became a nationally recognized and acclaimed architect. Both specialized in theatre design and renovations.
Hyman James ran a successful company called Men's Clothing Manufacturing Company. The company was later renamed to H. James Co. He married Gussie Rumm, who was 15 years his junior, on 22 February 1916 at the University Avenue Synagogue.
Subjects
Families
Portraits
Weddings
Places
Price's Lane (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Date
Aug. 1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of a group of boys from the Jewish Boys Club at Camp Bnai Brith. The boys are having their hands inspected for cleanliness. One of the counsellors in the background is reading from a merit book and another is setting up a tent. Pictured are:
Standing, third from the left: Sydney Blinick.
Inspecting the hands: Nadie Bronstein
Administrative History
The Jewish Boys’ Club was formed in 1921, under the leadership of M. M. Cohen, and was funded by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The club operated out of a house on Simcoe Street, which had a games room, meeting rooms, library and offices. The Boys’ Club used various facilities around the city for its athletic programming.
The club primarily targeted disadvantaged boys from low income homes. It addressed the YMHA’s gap in programming, since their focus at the time was on young adults rather than boys. The club offered cultural programming, had basketball teams and ran a summer camp in cooperation with B’nai Brith
Name Access
Jewish Boys' Club.
Camp B'nai Brith.
Blinick, Sydney.
Bronstein, Nadie.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm on matte 25 x 30cm
Date
1913
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group portrait of the employees of the Ontario Cloak Co. on a picnic in Oakville. The photo was taken in a park
Descriptive Notes
Ontario Cloak Co.
Oakville.
Subjects
Employees
Picnics
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-9-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Date
2003
Scope and Content
Accession is a portrait photograph of Howard Sokolowski, UJA Federation campaign chair of 2003, taken by Al Gilbert for Lifestyles magazine. The photograph is signed by Gilbert in the bottom left hand corner.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 item
Date
1981
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one oversized portrait photograph of Joseph Shoham, the first director of the BJE Media and Resource Centre, from 1972 to 1980. The photograph is a print created in 1981 from an original negative and is fixed onto a matte. The original frame has been discarded.
Custodial History
The portrait was in the possession of the BJE Media Library until donated to the Archives on 2007-05-03.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-15
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 11 cm
Date
1919
Scope and Content
Accession contains a portrait of an unidentified couple. Writing on the original folder of the photo says Mr. & Mrs. Sheinberg, 1919.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-21
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-21
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 slide : b&w ; 35 mm
Date
[194-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a portrait of Mr. D. M. Levy's father.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-31
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-31
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 document (4 jpgs) : col.
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned copy of the constitution of the B'nai Jacob Congregation of Niagara Falls, 4 pages in four separate files.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1935
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program from the installation dinner and dance of the Toronto Lodge B'nai Brith, held on 14 January 1935 at the Royal York Hotel.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1953, 1956-1957
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three cookbooks produced by the Toronto B'nai Brith Women. The first is entitled "Party Book", the second is "Oven Magic", and the third is "What's Cooking?".
Subjects
Food
Women
Name Access
Toronto B'nai B'rith Women
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-14
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs (jpg)
Date
1942-1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one military portrait of Frank Gishman and two wedding portraits of Frank and Ruth Gishman of Peterborough, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Portraits
Places
Peterborough (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-9
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm on matte 44 x 36 cm
Date
[193-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one orignal portrait of Chaim Greenberg. The photo has Hebrew writing on the front which reads: In memory of [?] Levinsky.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-16
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 41 x 51 cm
Date
[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an original oversized portrait of Archie B. Bennett.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
technical drawing
Physical Description
56 cm textual records
172 photographs
2 technical drawings
Date
[194?]-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings, ledgers, correspondence, notes and photographs documenting the former B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls. The material includes records of the Rose Dunkelman chapter of Hadassah (1940s-1950s), Sisterhood (1970s), the merged Hadassah-Sisterhood (1977-1986), Lundy's Lane Cemetery and the Niagara Falls Jewish Federation (1943-1966). The records include a file with lists of Torah Fund donations, the constitutions of Sisterhood and of B'nai Jacob, many copied newspaper clippings about the Greenspans and Barbara Frum, and a copy of the 1953 CJC Community Self-Survey. There are also two copies of the 1977 Sisterhood New Year's community directory and textual and graphic material on the Holocaust Memorial at the cemetery. Records also include a photocopied chapter from a young adult book telling the story of Niagara Falls resident Irving Milchberg and how as an adolescent he survived World War II in Nazi-occupied Warsaw after escaping from the ghetto.
Accession includes 172 photographs; 96 are colour prints from the 1998 Holocaust Memorial dedication ceremony in the cemetery and the rest are special events and shul members in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition there is a collage of 12 photographs picturing music classes and performances. Finally, two oversized landscape technical drawings also relate to the proposed Holocaust Memorial.
Photo Caption 001-007: Festival of Holidays at B’nai Jacob Congregation, Niagara Falls, 1980.
Administrative History
B'nai Jacob Synagogue was a conservative shul founded in 1918. It amalgamated with the Reform congregation in St. Catharines and became B'nai Tikvah in 1998, and is still located in the original shul building in Niagara Falls.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Date
[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one portrait of Rabbi William Rosenthal of Sudbury, Ontario.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the custody of Lilian Rosenthal, the daughter of Rabbi Rosenthal, before it was donated to the Archives on January 8, 2009.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Name Access
Rosenthal, William
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-10
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Jewish members of the Royal Canadian Air Force at a seder in London, England. Standing at the head of the table is Rabbi I. Eisen of Holy Blossom Temple. Seated on the far right with his head bowed is Squadron Leader Al Glazer. The photograph was taken by the donor.
Subjects
Jewish fighter pilots
Portraits, Group
Seder
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Glazer, Al
Isaacs, Nathan
Places
London, England
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-1
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 window : glass, wood ; 66 x 66 cm
Date
[1955?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one stained glass synagogue window. The wooden-framed window features a blue Star of David on a yellow background. The window was likely created when the building was extensively renovated in 1955. It is possible, however, that it was created for the 1924 building and was retained after the 1955 renovations.
Custodial History
Sidney Holtzkener, the donor's husband, was a house chairman and volunteered to take the window. The window was displayed in the donor's home until the couple moved in 2009.
Administrative History
The London Jewish community had a single congregation until disagreements led to Moses Leff organizing an alternative minyan. This became Congregation B'nai Moses Ben Judah, named after Moses Pollock. Their first synagogue building, a remodelled wooden church, opened in 1907. This building was supplanted by a new and enlarged structure in 1924. The building was renovated and enlarged again in 1955, but did retain some elements of the old structure. In 1966 B'nai Moses Ben Judah almagamated with B'nai Israel, and consequently Congregation Or Shalom was created. The B'nai Israel building was chosen to house the new congregation and the the B'nai Moses building was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese. Accordingly, its stained glass windows were removed. Edward's Glass Company Limited held on to the windows and later contacted the Holtzkeners to give them one. The Holtzkeners were members of B'nai Moses and later Congregation Or Sholom from at least 1944 until they moved to Toronto in 2009.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see MG 3 B-7 for further Congregation Or Shalom records
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs: b & w ; 9 x 14 cm
Date
1922
Scope and Content
The donation includes two photographs that were taken at Gittelmacher's Studio in 1922. The first is a portrait of Leona, Ida and Albert Lenchner from Pittsburgh. The second is a portrait of Albert and Leona Lenchner with their cousin Bernard Segal, who was also from Pittsburgh.
Subjects
Portraits
Places
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-13
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassette (ca. 12 minutes)
Date
2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO Toronto) tribute video for the 75th anniversary of Aleph Zadik Aleph, B'nai B'rith Girls.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one copy print of a photograph taken circa 1942. The photograph depicts the congregation of the B'nai Moses ben Judah Synagogue in London, Ontario standing in front of the synagogue. Murray Brickman, the late husband of the donor is pictured as a child in the second row on the far right, wearing a cap.
Custodial History
This item was in the possession of Elaine Brickman. It was mailed to Stan Federman who subsequently gave it to the Archives.
Administrative History
The London Jewish community had a single congregation until disagreements led to Moses Leff organizing an alternative minyan. This became Congregation B'nai Moses Ben Judah, named after Moses Pollock. Their first synagogue building, a remodelled wooden church, opened in 1907. This building was supplanted by a new and enlarged structure in 1924. The building was renovated and enlarged again in 1955, but did retain some elements of the old structure. In 1966 B'nai Moses Ben Judah amalgamated with B'nai Israel, and consequently Congregation Or Shalom was created. The B'nai Israel building was chosen to house the new congregation and the the B'nai Moses building was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1951, 1968, 1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of publications produced by the Toronto Lodge B'nai B'rith, the Canadian District of the B'nai B'rith and the District Grand Lodge No. 22 of B'nai B'rith. Titles include the B'nai B'rith Digest, Notes to Leaders and the Covenant.
Custodial History
The provenance and custodial history for these publications is unknown. They were assigned the accession number by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-5-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
12 photograph : b&w and col. (tiff and jpgs)
Date
1973-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 12 photographs documenting the activities of the Kieltzer Mutual Benefit Society including the Society's 75th Anniversary, various meetings at the UJA, and UJA Society luncheons.
Identified in the photographs are: Henry Sokolovski, Kalman Sokolovski, Ruben Sokolovski, Morris Blejwas, Harry Lederman, Aaron Geller, Stanley Garnick, Miriam and Philip Platt, Morris and Faye Lazebnik, Myer Rosenberg, Percy Goodman, Philip Platt, Sam Cohn, Charlie Gordon, Betty and Sam Cohn, Percy and Yollie Goodman, Aaron Geller, Mr. and Mrs. David Wiener, Ruby Okolovsky, Lozer Brutman, Shirley Lehrer, Sara Mendly (representing Baycrest)
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w (11 tif, 2 jpg)
Date
1909-[ca. 1952]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Gryfe, Silverman, Saul and Greenberg families. The majority of the images are family portraits, however, also included is a school photograph of Sandy Greenberg at Charles G. Fraser School in Toronto, a photograph of Feda and Izzy Greenberg in Ottawa, a photograph of the Silverman family at Crystal Beach, and a photograph of a family celebration for Morris Silverman's birthday. Also identified in the photographs are: Sam Silverman, Bill Gryfe, Esther (Gryfe) Silverman, Lizzie Gryfe, Bayla Gryfe, Fae Silverman, Tillie Silverman, Sam Silverman, Bertha Silverman, Sam Saul, Joseph Saul, Ida Saul, Anna Saul, Rachel Saul, Nancy Silverman, Ruth Silverman, Lou Weitzman, and Ruth Weitzman.
Administrative History
Izzy Greenberg and Anna (nee Nathan) Greenberg immigrated to Ottawa from Romania around 1910. They had six children together: Freda, Harry, Joe, Anne, Helen, and Earl (b. 1920). Izzy likely worked as a peddler. When Anna passed away in 1923 all of the children, except for Freda, were sent to a Jewish orphanage in Montreal (the Montefiore orphanage). The orphanage closed in 1936 when Earl was 16 years old. He came to Toronto where he met Sandy (or Sylvia) Silverman. They were married in 1947. Earl initially worked as a shoe salesman, but later opened his own business, Sanmarcoda, where he bought and sold electronic surplus. He and Sandy had three children together: Marsha, Corey, and David. Sandy worked as a secretary with the provincial government and sold baby's clothing at flea markets on Sundays.
Joseph and Anna Saul came to Canada from Romania in the early 1900s. They had six children together: Sam (b. 1908), Rachel (Rae, b. 1910), Ida, Jeanette, Bonnie, and Dorothy. Joseph abandoned the family around 1923 and travelled to California to become an actor. Although his family never heard from him again, they later recognized him in movies under the name Maurice Samuels. Anna was deaf and mute and worked as a seamstress, making ladies clothing out of her own home. Rae obtained work in a hat factory when she was 13 years old and continued in this trade throughout the remainder of her life. Around 1950 she opened her own hat store at Eglinton and Dufferin called Rae's Hats. She briefly lived above the store with her husband, Sam Silverman.
Morris Silverman, Esther (Gryfe) Silverman, and their two daughters Fae and Tillie immigrated to Hamilton from Romania in 1907. Esther's sister, Lizzie Gryfe, was already living in Hamilton at the time. In 1909, Morris and Esther had another son together, Sam. By 1922, the family had moved to Nassau Street in Toronto where Morris worked as a tailor for Tip Top Tailors. They lived next door to the Saul Family. Sam married Rae Saul in 1927. Sam had had various jobs throughout his life including, cab driver, venetian blind salesman, and driver for a cleaner's.
Subjects
Families
Portraits
Name Access
Greenberg, Sandy
Places
Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)
Ottawa (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 34 x 28 cm
Date
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two portraits of past presidents of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included is a portrait of M. Brown and Jacob Lowy.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Portraits
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Date
1955-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one BBYO Naomi Chapter (BBG) scrapbook, which documents the chapter's activities in its first few years. Included are photographs of the chapter's first meeting, conventions, Carmelite Orphanage parties, mother and daughter teas, the chapter's anniversary parties and other events. Also included are event programmes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and lists of the chapter's executive membership. Individuals identified in the photographs include: Shirley (nee Feldman) Worth, Morty Wagman, Rochelle King, Marlene Lipson, Marcia Blumenthal, Honey Silverman, and Thelma Tash.
Custodial History
Shirley Worth, a member of BBG Naomi Chapter, stored the scrapbook in her home until donating it to the OJA.
Source
Archival Accessions
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