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Accession Number
1990-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs
Date
1908-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by the Danson family. The records include a family history written by Bertram Danson, newspaper clippings, family portraits, a marriage certificate, an obiturary, correspondence and a brochure for Camp Winnebagoe, which was run by the Danson family.
The photographs are housed in scrapbook sheets with some notations. They depict members of the Danson family
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Date
[ca. 1892]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of twenty-four black and white photographs with negatives. The photographs are of three generations of the Danson family. Some of the photographs depict family members at home, on holiday, and in group shots with friends.
Included in the accession are photocopies of the original prints with notes indicating the names of the people, location and dates
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1903]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two black and white photographs depicting Joseph Danson. One photograph depicts a group of young men with Joseph Danson in the front row. It was taken in approximately 1903 at Red Feather Camp in Munro Park, Scarborough. The second photograph is of Joseph Danson canoeing at Camp Winnebagoe and is dated 1946.
Included are negatives for both photographs
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
1 audio disc
12 photographs (6 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1922]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Marc Bernstein. Included are the following records: audio cassettes, a Sacred Service record by Ernest Bloch with Leonard Bernstein conducting, some individual scrapbook pages, photographs, and textual files from Canor Bernstein's Summer Hotel at Lake Shore House and Cabins in Orillia.
The audio cassettes contain recordings of Cantors Akiba Bernstein, Pinchos Borenstein and Haynach Borenstein; a recording of Mary Simmons in early broadcasts, plus Cantors Akiva, Haynach, Hershal and Archie Borenstein.
Photographs include some portraits of family members and several group portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2003-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2003-10-2
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
11 film reels (8 mm and 16 mm)
Date
[195-?]-[196-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of home movies documenting the family history of the Bender family. The films document occasions and events such as trips to the family cottage at Balfour Beach which was owned by Lil and Irving Rubin, Jerry Bender's graduation from Osgoode Law School, Brenda Rubin's wedding, birthday parties as well as other family milestones
Administrative History
This accession was donated by Perri Blachowitz (Bender). Her parents were Jerry Bender and Miriam Rubin. Jerry's parents were Fanny and Jack and Miriam's were Lil and Irving. Perri's grandparents arrived from Europe as children and her parents were both born in Toronto.
Jerry Bender is a lawyer who practiced in Toronto. Miriam was a teacher who taught at Cedarvale public school on weekdays at at Holy blossom Hebrew school on Sundays. He and Miriam had 6 children which include: Michelle, Heidi, Sharry, Adam, Emma and Perri.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1900-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 6 photographs that document the Bossin Family. They include photographs of Hye Bossin, Sally, Bessie, Zossman and a friend, Mike Morrison. Other documents in this accession include publications such as: "If You Will It, It is No Fairy Tale: Theodore Herzl Fifty Years after his death," "A Saint in Street Clothes: Willie Frankel his Life and Loyalties," written by Hye Bossin, as well as three newsletters published by United Jewish People's Order (UJPO), Canadian Film Weekly and The Barker, and two editions of The Jewish Standard. There is also a Judean Glee Club programme for their third annual Kibitz under the direction of Hye Bossin. Finally, there is a copy of a certificate from the Jewish Colonial Trust made out to Sussi Bossin in 1900, and a Jewish Community Senior Softball League, Toronto programme and scorecard from 1932.
Administrative History
The Bossin family lived in Toronto. Hye Bossin (1906-1964) was editor, publisher, and columnist with the Canadian Film Weekly. He received many commendations and awards for his contribution to the motion picture industry and the promotion of the Canadian Film Archive.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
Date
1927-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials relating to the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne and personal materials relating to the Rudolph family.
Specific documents relating to the synagogue include ledger and cash books, property asessment and insurance documents, executive correspondence, financial documents, congregant lists, various certificates and hand painted posters and signs.
Documents relating to the Rudolph family include various high school and vocational school diplomas from St. Catharines, kettubahs, in memoriam posters and the Rudolph family tree.
Custodial History
Records were under the care of Sam Rudolph and the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne
Administrative History
Agudath Achim Congregation was located at 104 Catherine Street in Port Colborne and served the small but vibrant jewish community for many years. The synagogue was affiliated with the United Synagogues of America and the United Synagogue Education Commission.
Sam Rudolph was born in 1927 and was an active member of the Agudath Achim Synagogue in Port Colborne. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the synagogue during the 1960s and early 1970s. His family owned a furntiure shop named Rudolph Furniture Ltd., opened the year of his birth, which he subsequently took over in his later years.
Name Access
Rudolph, Sam
Agudath Achim Congregation (Port Colborne, Ont.)
Places
Port Colborne, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w
Date
1907-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a booklet for a testimonial diner in honour of Joshua J. Barsht (arranged by the Ostrowcer Synagogue and Society), notes from the meetings of the subcommittee on 58 Cecil Street to discuss the future of the building, and a ticket for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Also included are documents for the Leranbaum-Nisker family including a marriage certificate (1907), correspondence regarding verification of ages of the bride and groom for old age security (1953), a Canadian certificate of naturalization, a death certificate, and several obituaries.
This accession also includes phtographs of Mr. and Mrs. Zelig Nisker, Yukel Nesker, Isidore and Sylvia Rayman, and the Ostrovtzer Mutual Benefit Society Ladies Auxiliary.
MG_RG
MG3 A22
MG6 K
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Nisker (family)
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1923-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Max Bochner's certificate of honour from City of Toronto Public Schools (1923-1929); Minnie Bochner's certificate of proficiency in typewriting at the High School of Commerce, Toronto (1925); and Arthur Bochner's certificate of admission to a collegiate institution high school in Ontario (1930).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928-1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of S. Levy's licence to operate radio receiving equipment in Toronto (1928-1929); gasoline handling licence granted to I. Levy of Levy's Hardware, Toronto (1934); and Isaac Levy's certificate of membership at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (1936).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1913-[ca. 1915]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mr. Ed Goldstick; one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mrs. E. Goldstick; and an invitation from B'Noth Zion Kadimah to a social gathering (1913).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
27 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1900]-[ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of family photos including wedding and other formal portraits, and group photos. There is an immigration passport for Mindles Plecuto (born 1883) to Canada from Romania in 1928. There are 2 additional passports (probably Romanian) for other individuals who immigrated in 1910. Both are stamped on the back page with Canada Old Age Security numbers (one in 1957). In addition there are 4 immigration documents including an Inspection Card for Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival in Canada issued to Hodess Morkewicz on August 30, 1913.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-33
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-33
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm or smaller
Date
1905-[ca.1940]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the ketuba for the marriage in Hungary in 1905 or 1906 of the great-aunt and great-uncle of Marta Lorincz. Their family name was Tevan. The photographs are of family members in Hungary taken before the Second World War.
Administrative History
One branch of Marta Lorincz's family survived imprisonment in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. They remained in Hungary after the war and gave these materials to Marta when she emigrated to Canada. She was entrusted to donate them to a Jewish community archive for safekeeping.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-38
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1957-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Teddy Jacobson's copy of a "Bencher" (a book of prayers, blessings, and hymns) for the Bar Mitzvah of Ronald S. Kimel on December 1, 1957 at Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto, and a Canadian passport issued to Rose Jacobson (nee Pischokski) on October 6, 1961.
Administrative History
Rose Jacobson was born on October 1, 1889 in Lodz, Poland.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1891-1948
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents concerning the application of Menachem Kernerman of Berdichev to live in Warsaw (1891-1892), and a 1912 London England birth certificate for Aaron Kernerman, son of Philip and Rebecca Kernerman. There are also immigration documents for the Kemerman family from Liverpool to Quebec City in 1914, a Certificate of Naturalization for Philip (1931) and a Certificate of Eligibility for Naturalization of Women of Foreign Birth for Rebecca (1934). Also included are University of Toronto Junior Matriculation reports for Morris Kernerman (1918-1920), a 1943 deed of land for cemetery plots for Philip and his wife in the McCaul Street Cemetery (Congregation Beth Medresh Hagodol Chevra Thilim), and two telegrams congratulating Philip and Rebecca on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: Russian, Yiddish and English.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
Photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1884-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs, textual records, and artifacts documenting the Sadowski family from Massey, Ontario. Records include family photographs, family correspondence, geneological information, and business records. Of note are photographs of the Sadowski General Store in Massey, a meal token from the store, a notebook documenting animal fur transactions (1920-1922), and a land survey of the Sadowski family property (1893).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1901-1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the marriage certificate of Philip Loeb (Taube) and Annie Dratha (December 2, 1901), a seat indenture document between Jacob Sherman and Congregation Shaarei Tzedek (1922), and two Hebrew engagement certificates for Dr. John Sherman and Etta Taube (1931).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[192-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of the Labish and Noble families of Toronto. Identified are Yehudah Laibish Noble, Zelda Bayla Noble, Bluma (Blanche) Janowski, Miriam Press, Rose Stone, Ruth Lister, and Moishe (Morris), Florence, and Gertie.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Nana's Memoirs, a book by Mina Sprachman (1900-1991) transcribed from audio tape recordings made between approximately 1978 and 1986 and a Sprachman family tree compiled by Carol Bleiwas.
Use Conditions
See donation record
Name Access
Sprachman, Mina
Bliewas, Carol
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1917]-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Recollections of Tzine Orzech (Sidney Orch) in Yiddish , three of his notebooks (in Yiddish), two business cards for Araham Zak, Buenos Aires, correspondence from the Jewish Public Library of Toronto thanking S. Orch for monetary and book donations (1974), and an information notice about the unveiling for S. Orch's wife in Toronto (1971). There are publications " 20 Songs of the Ghettos (1963), "The Warsaw Ghetto in Pictures- Illustrated Catalogue" published by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (1970), and an issue of the Yiddish periodical "Kultur un Lebn" (1975). Photographs include a ca. 1932 reprint of a group photo of members of a Bakers Union in Czestochowa, Poland taken fifteen years previously to honour their president C. Orzech, a photo of the 40th Labour Day celebration of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers international Union of America (1952), and a composite of the same organization's members (1952) including S. Orch and S. Ladowsky. Also included are The Toronto Alliance Review (1975) and a program for the Farband Labor Zionist Order 25th Anniversary Banquet and Dance (1969).
Administrative History
The uncle of Tzine Orzech (Sidney Orch) was Maurycy Orzech, a Warsaw journalist and Bund leader.
Descriptive Notes
Associated material note: The 'Orzech" file in the bund archives at YIVO contains material pertaining to Maurycy with several items relating to Tzine (Sidney).
MG_RG
MG 2 J 1J
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 8 cm and 2 x 4 cm
Date
[ca. 1912]-[ca.1945]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a copy negative of Joseph and Annie Levine and Family, Toronto, ca. 1912 and one mounted photograph of Manny Pullan in RCAF uniform, early 1940s.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
1909
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph of the Rosenthal family at their home at 328 Shaw Street in Toronto. From left to right are Adolph, Ben, Harry, Fanny, and Eva
Administrative History
Adolph Rosenthal was Geri Clever's maternal grandfather. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 29 July 1864 and died in Toronto on 26 September 1933. Adolph sold and traded in books, stamps, coins and manuscripts at his store at 179 York Street. The Rosenthal family lived above the store prior to their purchase of 328 Shaw Street in 1908. Adolph continued to conduct business at the store until his death in 1933.
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
1991-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-3-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
[ca 1921]-1978
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph and negative of (L-R) Molly, Anne, and Harold Haberman posing with their musical instruments in Toronto ca. 1921-23; a photocopy of the photo, identifying the children in the photo; and a pamphlet from Adath Israel Congregation regarding the consecration of the new cemetery, Pardes Shalom Memorial Park, 8 October 1978.
Administrative History
Harold Haberman was adopted by the Haberman family as a Russian war orphan when he was 11 years old in 1921 after their son Jack Haberman, a well-known Toronto saxophone player, drowned in the lagoon at Centre Island in Toronto on July 15, 1920, at 18 years old.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Haberman, Jack
Haberman, Harold
Haberman, Anne
Haberman, Molly
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
32 photographs : b&w (16 negatives) ; 25 x 20 cm and 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
[ca. 1903-ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 16 copy photographs with negatives of the Haberman family, Toronto. Pictured are Nessie, Mina, Mordechai, Jack, Abraham (?), Molly, Anne, and Harold. Also included are two photocopies of a clipping advertising a "Haberman Kiddies" special attraction on March 28, 1923.
Administrative History
The Haberman children, Molly, Anne, and Jack, were dancers/musicians who performed together in Toronto. Harold Haberman was adopted by the Haberman family as a Russian war orphan when he was 11 years old in 1921 after their son Jack Haberman, a well known Toronto saxophone player, drowned in the lagoon at Centre Island in Toronto on July 15, 1920, at age 18.
Name Access
Haberman, Jack
Haberman, Harold
Haberman, Nessie
Haberman, Mina
Haberman, Mordechai
Haberman, Molly
Haberman, Anne
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca.1932]-[ca. 1933]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph of the Dolman (Dauman) family in Chenstechov (?), Poland. In centre are mother, Gitel, and father, Leib. From left to right are children: Chaim, Berel, Rhoda, and Lipsha. Berel and Rhoda are twins.
Name Access
Dolman, Gitel
Dolman, Leib
Dolman, Chaim
Dolman, Berel
Dolman, Rhoda
Dolman, Lipsha
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-14
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 29 cm
Date
1996
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a colour photograph of the Sadowski family reunion held on August 24th, 1996. A letter dated Sept. 12th, 1996 from Dianne and Richard Isaacson addressed to their cousins, pertaining to the photograph and the reunion, is also included in this accession.
Administrative History
The Sadowski family reunion was held at the Isaacson's in Kettleby, Ontario. 103 family members were present at the reunion.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
40 photographs : b&w (20 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copy photographs and negatives and a family history of the Farber family. Photographs include members of the extended Farber, Spencer, Harris, Gallander, Rosen, and Nisker families.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
4 plaques
1 folder of textual records
Date
1966-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a four plaques awarded to Sarah Levine including a 94th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1976); a 90th birthday plaque from Baycrest (1966); a life membership plaque from Baycrest (1973); and 3 congratulatory telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday in 1970.
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-5-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
20 photographs : b&w (7 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1913-[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Rubin and Karmarner families. There is also a small amount of textual material such as a wedding arrangments brochure from the T. Eaton Co., a ketubah for Harry and Elizabeth Rubin, a Ukranian passport and a Dominion Staple Company blotter.
MG_RG
MG 6 K
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[ca.1922]-1934
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of the Weingarten family in Toronto taken around 1922, including Lou Weingarten (later Johnny Wayne). There is also a group photo of children attending a Jewish school in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1934.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 30 x 35 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1919-[ca.1932]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of five photographs of the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle), two photographs of unidentified men, two photographs of the Jewish brigade in Palestine after the First World War, and three photographs of Jewish soldiers in the Polish army during the interwar years. The accession also contains a small amount of textual material, related to the career of Sarah Rhinewine, Abraham's sister.
Most of the Arbeiter Ring photographs feature Abraham Rhinewine, who was a member of the Circle and also the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal (Yiddisher Zhurnal), and Isaac Matenko, who was a teacher and principal of the Workmen's Circle Peretz School in the Junction. The photos include group portraits of members of the Circle, teachers, staff and students of the Peretz School, and a meeting of Jewish journalists at the Arbeiter Ring convention in Toronto.
Some identified individuals include: Abraham Rhinewine; I. Weinrot; Dr. S.B. Hurwich; Yisroel Meriminski; Kalman Wagner; Mr. Freeman; Mr. Coldofsky, Mr. Bromberg; Paul Frumhartz; Mr. Rigelhaupt; Mr. Kleiman; Dave Gordon; Yisroel Libman (Paul Mann); "Daddy" Brick; Isadore Tepperman; Morris Nisnevitch (Nesbitt); Shulamith Rhinewine; Helen Nelson; Eva Langbord; and Toby Rosenberg.
Custodial History
The photographs were in the possession of Aviva Bakerspigel, the daughter of Abraham Rhinewine, before they were donated to the Archives.
Administrative History
Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932) was born in Poland and immigrated to London, England in 1902, at the age of 15. There he met his wife, Annie and together they immigrated to Toronto in 1907. They had two (possibley three) children, Shulamith and Avivah (Bakerspigel). Abraham had a sister named Sarah, who was involved with UNRAA after the Second World War and was the Assistant Director of Jewish Family and Child Services for many years. Abraham was a prominent scholar and the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal.
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
48 photographs : b&w (24 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca.1903]-1918
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 24 copy photographs and 24 negatives. There are group photos of the Danson family, extended family and friends in Toronto locations such as High Park, the Canadian National Exhibition, the Humber Valley near the Old Mill, Northview Terrace (Bay and Davenport), and the Red Feather Camp in Monroe Park, Scarborough.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
1908
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copy photographs of a portrait of Fanny Goldhar Gertzbein and a group photo of the Myer and Tzyrel Goldhar family with identifying information. Both photos were taken in Toronto.
Name Access
Goldhar, Fanny
Goldhar, Myer
Goldhar, Tzyrel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-4-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1859
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an indenture of bargain and sale of land on Wellington Street (formerly Market Street) in the City of Toronto by Abraham Nordheimer and Samuel Nordheimer, and Fanny Nordheimer, the wife of Abraham, to John Macdonald. The cost of the land was £3,425.
Custodial History
The custodial history for this accession is unknown.
Administrative History
Brothers Samuel and Abraham Nordheimer established the Nordheimer Piano & Organ Company Ltd. in 1844. The firm was located at 122 King Street in Toronto. At first the company imported pianos, organs, and melodeons; subsequently, they began manufacturing products of their own. In 1866, the brothers went into partnership with Gerhard Heintzman and opened Lansdowne Piano Company. In 1927, Heintzman purchased the Nordheimer name and produced their pianos until the 1960s.
Descriptive Notes
Document is on heavy linen parchment.
Subjects
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Ontario
Name Access
Nordheimer, Abraham, 1816-1862
Nordheimer, Abraham, 1816-1862
Places
Wellington Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-9-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
1930-1959
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photograph of interns at Mount Sinai Hospital 1958-59 with identification on the back, a banquet program for the B'nai Mitzvah of Morris and Willie Shapiro (1930), a University of Toronto medical school publication "Epistaxis", and a booklet "Toronto's Jewish Doctors" written by Dr. David Eisen.
Name Access
Herlick family
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1909]
Scope and Content
Accesssion consists of a copy photograph of the Starkman family of Acton, Ontario with identification information.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 postcards
Date
1916-1924
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents relating to the immigration of Shyman, Chaia and Sara Klodman (1923-1924), sponsored by Thomas Clodman of Toronto and two postcards from Russia and Latvia. Also included is a programme for the First Annual Concert under the auspices of the De Sola Zion Society (1916).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-8-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Date
1918-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a ketuba and marriage registration form for Philip Rotman and Jennie Haft, and three exterior photographs of the Berkeley Street Synagogue in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copy photographs and two negatives of the wedding of Bernard Garshowitz and Rebecca Himel.
Administrative History
The Garshowitz family was from Hamilton. The Himels were from Sault Ste. Marie. The marriage took place in Toronto.
Descriptive Notes
Photographer was Hundert Studio.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials documenting the Bar Mitzvah of Eric Grosbein at the Pride of Israel Temple, Toronto on August 11, 1973. Included are a guest list with addresses and their gifts, a table listing, a Toronto Dominion bankbook with transactions for July and August 1973, and contracts, licences, and receipts for hall rental, catering, liquor, musical entertainment, photography, formal attire rental, dressmaking and other purchases. In addition, there is an undated newspaper clipping about the 70th wedding anniversary of Nathan and Hinda Grosbein.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1912]-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Collis family of Oshawa, Ont.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Berg, Helen
Berg, Morris
Collis, Anne
Collis, Ben
Collis, Eva
Collis family
Collis, Mac
Collis, Sam
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
50 photographs : b&w and col. (24 negatives)
Date
1916-1988
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting the life of the Levine Family. Photographs include class pictures from Port Whitby's Brock School, Purim celebrations at Oshawa's Beth Zion Synagogue, Camp Ogama staff and camper photos, Camp Winnibagoe cabin photos and Royal Winter Fair prize winning photos.
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
Camp counselors
Camps
Farms
Farm tractors
Purim
Name Access
Camp Winnebagoe
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Whitby (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1921
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the 1921 registration of the birth of Isak Eisen in November 1891, an invitation to the wedding of Rebecca Gelbwachs and Isador Eisen on December 11, 1921 at the First Russian Congregation on Bellevue Avenue (The Kiever Synagogue), a portion of their certificate of marriage, and a letter written by David Eisen of Toronto in German.
Subjects
Birth certificates
Families
Letters
Marriage records
Name Access
Eisen, David
Eisen, Isak
Eisen, Rebecca
Eisen, Isador
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-11-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1901-1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original share certificates (with a photograph and negative of one of them) for Palestine/Israel companies including the Jewish Colonial Trust, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Hassneh Eretz Israel Development Company, Worker's Bank Ltd., and Nakhshon Ltd, as well as the Toronto Labour Lyceum. Owners of the shares are Abraham Reinwein (Rhinewine) and Vivian Rhinewine.
Name Access
Rhinewine, Abraham
Rhinewine, Vivian
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-10-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records and graphic material (approximately 57 photographs : b&w)
Date
[ca. 1842-1946]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates, a German passport, a medal, postcards, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada receipt vouchers, parchment prayer scrolls, City of Toronto bicycle licenses, and other material relating to Chaim and Hena Silbiger and family of 51 Baldwin Street, Toronto. There are also photographs of Toronto scenes such as Harbord Bakery, Dibble Oil Truck (Manny Rotman), Harbord Fish Market, and a Belle Ewart street scene.
Photo Captions (001 - 012): Toronto Street Scenes, [194-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Accession # 1987-10-2.
Photo Caption (002): Street view of Alter and Goldie Kosower's Harbord Bakery, (Toronto, ON), [194-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Accession 1987-10-2.
Custodial History
Material was donated by Suzanne Harning and was found in a house on Harbord St., west of Spadina Ave.
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-14
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
1 medallion
2 coins
2 lapel pins
8 photographs
Date
1921-1971
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs and textual materials relating to the Shefsky and Magerman family; immigration and naturalization papers for Max and Toba Shefsky; photographs depicting the Toronto textile trade; Hungarian currency; school yearbooks from Harbord Collegiate, Toronto Normal School, Borochov School and Kindergarten, and Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute; newsclippings; and several Baycrest Centre lapel pins and coins. Also included is a photo of the Ray-Magerman wedding party (8 May 1948). The records origianlly belonged to Esther (Magerman) Ray.
Custodial History
The materials were kept by Leslie Gales, wife of Keith Ray
Administrative History
Abe Magerman was the assistant manager for the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union for many years. He was married to Jennie (nee Shefsky) Magerman and had two children, Esther and Alfred. Esther attended Toronto Normal School and Harbord Collegiate while both Esther and Alfred attended the Borochov School and Kindergarten.
Jennie (nee Shefsky) Magerman was the daughter of Myer and Toba Rayzel (nee Nusynovitch) Shefsky. The Baycrest pins and coins once belonged to her.
The donor, Keith Ray, is the son of Esther (nee Magerman) Ray and Gerald (Jerry) Ray. Gerald Ray attended Vaughan Collegiate Institute and later went on to the University of Toronto for chemical engineering
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1916]-[ca. 1960]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 12 copy photographs and 1 original photograph of the Lofsky and Penzner families in Toronto.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Lofsky (family)
Penzner (family)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
59 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[189-]-1928
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs from London and Warsaw of the Rhinewine family and friends.In addition there are two Jewish New Year cards written in Polish.
Administrative History
Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932) was born in Poland and immigrated to London, England in 1902, at the age of 15. There he met his wife, Annie and together they immigrated to Toronto in 1907. They had two (possibley three) children, Shulamith and Avivah (Bakerspigel). Abraham had a sister named Sarah, who was involved with UNRAA after the Second World War and was the Assistant Director of Jewish Family and Child Services for many years. Abraham was a prominent scholar and the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Date
1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of a banquet honouring servicemen of the family.
Source
Archival Accessions
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