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Accession Number
2010-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 74 cm
Date
20 May 1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Community Softball League.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-10
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Goldhar's Cigar Store, located at 1125 St. Clair Ave. W. in Toronto. Sam Goldhar may be the individual standing in front.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this item. It was found amongst other orphaned items in the processing room. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Administrative History
Sam Goldhar is the father of Leo Goldhar, philanthropist and developer.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (tiff)
Date
[192-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of the exterior of Sam Lichtman's news store. The photograph was taken soon after the store first opened. Identified in the photograph is Sam Lichtman (right). The other man in the photograph may be Toronto's mayor at the time.
Custodial History
The original photograph is in the custody of Sam's daughter, Maxine Cadsby, who has it stored in an antique frame. The scan was taken through the frame.
Administrative History
Sam Lichtman was born in 1888 in Galicia. He immigrated to Canada on his own in 1901 with 25 cents in his pocket. He started out as a newsboy selling daily papers and comic papers in Toronto. He later opened his own news store, Lichtman's, and became a newspaper distributor. Around 1918, he married Fanny (nee Shapero) and they had four daughters together: Grace Hillman, Marjorie Rosenfield, Eileen Hertzman, and Maxine Cadsby. Sam passed away in 1958.
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.
Name Access
Lichtman, Sam, 1888-1958
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
June 1905
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one issue of The Open Court magazine (Vol. XIX, no. 589) from June 1905. It contains an article by Mark Geldzaeler entitled, The Third Commandment.
Name Access
Geldzaeler, Mark
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-8
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
2 m of textual records
10 film reels : 8mm
ca. 300 photographs
Date
[192-]-[200-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Steinberg family. The bulk of the material was collected and created by Elise Steinberg. Included are photographs and slides, family films, Israel and Miriam's wedding album and honeymoon scrapbook, correspondence and greeting cards, newsletters, Holy Blossom Temple bulletins, newsletters, certificates, Elise's school notebooks and assignments, and financial and legal records pertaining to the estate of Joseph Steinberg. Of particular note are Elise Steinberg's diaries which span the years from 1974 to 1984. Also of note is material documenting the family's resignation from Holy Blossom Temple.
Custodial History
The material came into the possession of Charles Levi and his parents after the death of Israel and Miriam Steinberg.
Administrative History
Irving (Israel) Steinberg was born to Joseph and Leah Steinberg (Schindermann) on January 16, 1919. Joseph and Leah had immigrated to Canada in 1914. They initially lived in Peterborough, but moved to Toronto by 1921. They lived in Toronto for a few years, but evetually settled in Sudbury and opened the Toronto Bargain Store.
Irving joined the Canadian army in 1942 and served in Canada. He married Miriam (from Philadelphia) and they lived in Toronto. They had one daughter, Elise, on September 25, 1955. Israel worked as an accountant and Miriam was a musician and patron of the arts. In her teen years, Elise developed an intellectual and physical disability (possibly scoliosis). Elise was an avid doll collector and volunteered for many years at Holy Blossom Temple's library. The family were members of Holy Blossom Temple for many years and tried advocating for better access to the synagogue for individuals with disabilities. They resigned their membership in the 1990s.
Elise passed away on April 5, 2005. Miriam passed away on February 28, 2011. Irving passed away the following day on March 1, 2011.
Subjects
Diaries
Families
Synagogues
Name Access
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Steinberg, Elise, 1955-2005
Steinberg, Irving, 1919-2011
Steinberg, Miriam, ?-2011
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs : b&w ; 23 x 36 cm or smaller
Date
1928-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life and cantorial career of Rev. Alexander Steinberg, and to a lesser extent his son, Ben Steinberg. Included are photographs of Cantor Steinberg, fellow cantors and the Shaarei Shomayim cheder class; Cantor Steinberg's scrapbook; hand-copied solo and choral music books; correspondence; and materials relaing to Ben Steinberg's cantata Echoes of Children memorializing the children who perished in the Holocaust.
Students identified in Cheder class include: Avrom Buckstein, Arnie Morrison, Reuvein Landsberg, Jack Geller, David Satok, Norman Rasky, Leon Gasner, Gerry Benson, Harvey Kofman, Leo Snowbell, Ben Steinberg, Earl Farber, Albert Strauss, Jerome Levine, and Saul Goodman (sitting third from the front against the wall).
Administrative History
Chazzan Alexander Steinberg was born Eliyahu Steinberg in Zhitomeir, Ukraine in 1893 to Chava and Chaim Steinberg. His father was the owner and operator of a lumber yard and, as a devout Jew, brought his son Eliyahu regularly to the synagogue where he developed a love of chazzanut and, in the then traditional apprenticeship method, studied the skills which would lead him eventually to a lifetime career in the music of the traditional synagogue.
At the age of 15 he emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada and worked in a men's clothing store until he could find employment as a cantor. He began his professional life as a visiting cantor in the 1920s, travelling to smaller communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, officiating at services for Shabbat, High Holy Days and the Fesitvals, as well as presenting concerts of Hebrew and Yiddish song.
By the 1930s, he officiated regularly at the Atereth Yisrael Synagogue in Winnipeg and appeared as a concert cantor throughout the western Canadian provices (Lethbridge, Regina, Prince Albert, Edenbridge, Melville, Edmonton, Calgary, etc.) as well as Ontario (London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Sarnia, Ottawa, Fort William and Toronto) and as far away as St. Louis, Missouri and Detroit, Michigan.
He was appointed cantor of Atereth Yisrael Congregation of Winnipeg in 1930 and maintained a relationship with that Shul throughout his time in Toronto, visiting regularly to daven and present concerts.
After the death of his first wife, he married Polly Shapiro in 1928, and in 1933 he moved his family including four children (three, Sam, Ida and Laurie from his previous marriage) to Toronto, where for a time he served as cantor at Goel Tzedec Congregation.
In Toronto, Cantor Steinberg became renowned for his beautiful tenor voice and his knowledge of the liturgy. He was much sought after and officiated througout the Toronto area in synagogues such as the Hebrew Men of England, Ostrovtzer, Beth Jacob, Kiever, Goel Tzedec, Palmerston, Anshei Minsk and Lubavitcher. All this activity brought him to the attention of various synagogues in the United States as well and he travelled to Detroit and Rochester on several occasions.
In 1941, he was appointed Cantor at Shaarei Shomayim on St. Clair Ave., a congreation he served until 1950. He continued to serve outlying congregations in Hamilton, London and Sarnia until he was invited in 1953 to establish the King David Congregation in Toronto, to serve the unaffiliated during the High Holy Days. His cantorial career came to an end in April 1960 when he experienced a heart attach in London, Ontario while leading that community's Pesach service. He died at home in Toronto two days before Yom Kippur in 1960.
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Benjamin Steinberg is a composer, conductor, organist, and teacher. He was born in Winnipeg on 22 January 1930 and received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1961. He and his wife Mildred have two children.
A soloist at age 8 in the synagogue choir conducted by his father, Cantor Alexander Steinberg, he began conducting choirs himself at age 12. At the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 1948-1951 and 1957-1960 he studied composition with John Weinzweig, piano with Samuel Dolin, and voice with Weldon Kilburn. After teaching from 1953-1958 in public schools in the Toronto area and studying music education at the University of Toronto, he served from 1961-1964 as head of the music department at Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute and from 1961-1964 and in the same capacity at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute from 1964-1986. He was director of school music (1950-1960) and music director (1960-1969) at Holy Blossom Temple, and in 1970 he became music director at Temple Sinai. His method for youth choirs, "Together Do They Sing" (New York 1961), was commissioned and published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Steinberg's music includes five sacred services (four published - 1963, 1969, 1969, and 1990 - by Transcontinental Music); works for choir and/or soloist and organ or orchestra (some published by Transcontinental Music and Israeli Music Publications); The Vision of Isaiah (1970) for tenor, choir, and organ or instrumental ensemble; Yerushalayim (1973) for soprano, choir, and orchestra; Echoes of Children (1979), a cantata for soloist, narrator, chorus, and orchestra (which won the International Gabriel Award and has twice been televised on PBS); and instrumental works including a suite for flute and string trio based on Israeli folksongs. Steinberg was invited by the city of Jerusalem to be an artist-in-residence in 1978 and 1980; he received the Kavod (Honour) Award of the Cantor's Assembly in 1983, and that same year received a composer's award from the American Harp Society for his Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp (1981, commissioned by Suzanne Shulman). A number of temples, synagogues, and congregations in the USA commissioned some 18 works from Steinberg between 1980 and 1991. He has also received commissions from Paul Brodie (Suite Sephardi 1980), the Chamber Players of Toronto (Suite for String Orchestra 1983), and Lawrence Cherney (Invocations 1990). Baritone Richard Allen recorded several of Steinberg's works on the cassette A Ben Steinberg Concert. (ca 1989, Transcontinental unnumbered).
Of Steinberg's music Michael Isaacson wrote, 'While conservative, pragmatic and always well-mannered, it is also gratefully mindful of its tradition in a deeply lyrical way' (Journal of Synagogue Music, June 1973). Steinberg has presented Jewish music on the CBC, has published articles on it, and has given many lecture-recitals on it in Australia, Canada, Japan, and the USA. He is a contributor to EMC, a member of the CLComp, and an associate of the Canadian Music Centre.
Descriptive Notes
Biographical Note: Further biographical information on Ben Steinberg is available with the accession record.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Families
Heder
Name Access
Steinberg, Alexander, 1893-1960
Steinberg, Ben
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca.1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph Alfred Rubinoff's father in his men's wear store at 340 Queen Street West, Toronto about 1942.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-53
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-53
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
46 photographs : b&w (26 negatives) ; 9 x 13 cm and 35 mm
Date
1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of interior and exterior photographs of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant on Spadina Avenue before the move to Lawrence Plaza, Anshe Minsk Synagogue, and Rotman's Shoe Store, Spadina Ave.
Custodial History
Donated by Cyrel Troster.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-90
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-90
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm
Date
[ca. 1937]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Leo Hertzman in front of his United Clothing Store at 194 Queen Street West in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-164
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-164
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 17 cm + identification key
Date
1921
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a photograph of the official opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue. The photograph was taken while the group was preparing for the official portrait and thus there is movement and a relaxed air about the subjects of the photo. A document identifying some of the individuals is included.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-39
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-39
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 reel of microfilm
Date
[ca. 1932]-[1950]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one reel of microfilm containing the scrapbook of Cantor Alexander Steinberg.
MG_RG
MG 6 D
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 plaques
Date
1 Jan. 1931
Scope and Content
Included in this accession is a Jewish National Fund certificate given to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinberg of Sudbury, Ontario on the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary on 1 Jan. 1931. There are also four plaques.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-2-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 78 cm
Date
7 May 1929
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the opening of the Jewish Community Softball League, taken in front of home plate at a baseball field. Depicted in the photograph are two teams of players, one in sweaters marked with a "T". There are also several men in suits standing between the two teams holding two trophies. There are spectators sitting in the bleachers behind.
Responsibility
Panoramic Camera Co., Toronto
Name Access
Sniderman, Bill.
Sniderman, Harry.
Benjamin, Joe.
Alderman, Fred.
Factor, Sam.
Weiss, Herb.
Stone, Harry.
Gold, Bill.
Track, Len.
Eckler, Matty.
Gold, Sam.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 84 cm
Date
20 May 1930
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the opening of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League at Bellwood's Park. The photograph depicts the Judean and B'nai Brith teams standing in front of home plate, along with some city dignitaries. The crowd can be seen in the background on the bleachers.
Left to right: [unidentified], Harry Polevoy, [unidentified], Frank Garber, [unidentified], Sam Felot, "Lefty" Starr, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Joe Benjamin, Natie Duke, "Curly" Rosen, [unidentified], Max Sheff, [Sam Gold?], [unidentified], Alderman Joe Gordon, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Jimmy Simpson, [unidentified], Sam Factor, Alderman Fred Hamilton, [unidentified], Arnold Hundert, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Harry Sniderman, [unidentified], Issie Wilson, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Herb Weiss, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Jack Rumak, [Sam Gold?].
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
2006-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1921
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one copy photograph and negative taken at the official opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue. The photograph is shows the group dressed in top hats and tails in front of the entrance to the shul. The photograph was taken before the official portrait and thus there is movement and an air of relaxation amongst the subject. The accession record states that this photograph was taken by the donor as he was passing by the shul and saw everyone assembled for the official portrait.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
339 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The variety store was run by Mr. Coopersmith and his wife. Mrs. Coopersmith was involved in organizing the Mother's Day celebrations for the Labour League.
Address
339 Spadina Avenue
Scope Note
The variety store was run by Mr. Coopersmith and his wife. Mrs. Coopersmith was involved in organizing the Mother's Day celebrations for the Labour League.
Source
Landmarks
Address
400 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks
Address
400 Spadina Avenue
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
376 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921, and two years later, opened his first pharmacy at 376 College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Address
376 College Street
Time Period
1923
Scope Note
Leon Koffler was born in Romania. He moved to Canada and settled in the Toronto area at the age of fifteen with his mother and his three sisters. He graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1921, and two years later, opened his first pharmacy at 376 College Street. Leon lived in the apartment above his store with his wife Tiana [née. Reinhorn] and their son Murray.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
Address
494 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1948
Scope Note
In 1952, Edell married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
History
Sol Edell was a founding member and first president of the Clanton Park Congregation. He was actively involved in the construction of the synagogue and its development. He continued to be affiliated with Shomrai Shabbos where his grandfather Rabbi Yosef Weinreb had been the rabbi. He was also involved with Adas Israel, the synagogue in Hamilton where his wife Celia had been an active member. He was chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region -- Toronto Jewish Congress Archives Committee, which subsequently became the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Address
399 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

N. Hoffman Grocery was owned and operated by Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka. They first owned a grocery store at 339 Centre Avenue in St. John's Ward. In 1915, they moved their store to Spadina Ave.
Address
399 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1915-
Scope Note
N. Hoffman Grocery was owned and operated by Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka. They first owned a grocery store at 339 Centre Avenue in St. John's Ward. In 1915, they moved their store to Spadina Ave.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Address
71 Kensington Avenue
Source
Landmarks

This store was owned and operated by Harry Trachter and his wife Becky (Cooper) Trachter.
Address
71 Kensington Avenue
Scope Note
This store was owned and operated by Harry Trachter and his wife Becky (Cooper) Trachter.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Address
420 College Street
Source
Landmarks

Joseph Gary and Goldie (nee Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. They owned and operated a grocery store on College Street. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Address
420 College Street
Scope Note
Joseph Gary and Goldie (nee Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. They owned and operated a grocery store on College Street. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Passenger Names
Steinberg, George
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Steinberg, George
Page Number
329
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Steinberg, John
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Steinberg, John
Page Number
214
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 398
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
398
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Clara Love outside Isacc Love's grocery on Queen st. in Toronto.
Name Access
Love, Clara
Subjects
Children
Storefronts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 557
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
557
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Albert Fine (on right) and another man in Fine's store in Toronto.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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 Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 639
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
639
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph and corresponding negative of Moses and Rivka Edell in from of their store.
Name Access
Edell, Moses
Edell, Rivka
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Robert Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Sussex Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 640
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
640
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Moses Edell in front of his store
Name Access
Edell, Moses
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Robert Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Sussex Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 693
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
693
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The store was located on St. Clair Ave., west of Landsdowne.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sylvia Kaplan inside the I. Rosenbaum Dry Goods store at 1651 St. Clair Ave. W. in Toronto. I. Rosenbaum was Sylvia Kaplan's father.
Name Access
I. Rosenbaum Dry Goods
Kaplan, Sylvia
Subjects
Dry-goods
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
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 804
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
804
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 117 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.
The Jewish Fraternal Softball League was affiliated with the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society.
Identified individuals include: 3rd from left, Sam Urman; 7th from left, Sam Feldt; 16th from left, Fred Hamilton; 17th from left, Jimmy Simpson; 20th from left, Henry S. Rosenberg; 24th from left, Arnold Hundert.
Subjects
Societies
Sports
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
Trinity Bellwoods (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1975-007
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 867
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
867
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Service Supply store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The store was operated by Dave and Saidie Lavut from 1937 to 1954.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Lavut, Dave
Lavut, Saidie
Subjects
Small business
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 923
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
923
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929-1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 11 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Englehart Bargain Store was run by Louis Schwartz from Toronto. The Gurevitch family lived behind it and rented out the front to use on Shabbos when they were not on their farm.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Min (née Gurevitch) and Hymie [Lebiman?] standing in front of the Englehart Bargain Store.
Name Access
Englehart Bargain Store
Subjects
Small business
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
Englehart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 925
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
925
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Manny Gurevitch standing in front of a grocery store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Gurevitch, Manny
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 942
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
942
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Charles Pierce standing in front of his store, which sold mining and prospecting supplies in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Pierce, Charles
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 988
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
988
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and it's first building was opened on Spadina Ave. in 1921. In c.1960 the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the Synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue. The photograph depicts members in formal dress standing on the front steps. Cantor Jacob Dorskind and Rabbi Jacob Gordon are pictured.
Standing third row from the top is David Cohen (2nd from the left), and Chaim (Israel) Biback (4th from the left), the President of the Synagogue. Standing second row from the top is Jacob Fine (3rd from left).
Name Access
Anshei England
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
Subjects
Synagogues
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1002
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of Goldstein women with a horse and buggy outside of Goldstein's Butcher Shop and Ice Cream Parlour in Charlton, Ontario. Identified are Bessy Goldstein, Ida Goldstein, Mrs. Goldstein and [Rivi?] Levine.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Goldstein, Bessy
Goldstein, Ida
Subjects
Women
Small business
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
Charlton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1145
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1145
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a hosiery sale at Allan B. Collis' ladies' and children's wear store in Oshawa, Ontario. The pictures depicts a line-up of women waiting to be let into the store.
Subjects
Shopping
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
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1182
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Faye Hyman in front of Hyman's Book Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Hyman, Faye
Subjects
Small business
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1186
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1186
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Bucovetsky store window in Timmins, Ontario. Affixed to the window is a flyer for a grand opening sale. There are also several signs with slogans which read: meet our manager Mr. Seely; come in, get aquainted (sic), bargains that are real bargains, truly the working man's stores.
Name Access
Bucovetsky
Subjects
Special sales
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1188
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1188
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior in Timmins, Ontario. The photograph was taken after the Timmins explosion. Several men are standing in front of the store, which has one window boarded up and the other missing its glass.
Name Access
Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1189
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1189
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior in Timmins, Ontario. The photograph was taken after the Timmins explosion. Several men are standing in front of the store, which has one window boarded up and the other missing its glass. The Belanger Shaving Parlour can be seen next door. Several garments are hanging on the wood that is covering the broken window.
Name Access
Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1190
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1190
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky Bros. Furnishings store exterior, located on 3rd Avenue, between Balsam and Cedar Streets in Timmins, Ontario. There are three men standing in front of the store.
Name Access
G:\Digital Assets\1189.jpg
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1191
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1191
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 May 1936
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Bucovetsky store in Kapuskasing, Ontario. The store was owned by Sam Bucovetsky. The photograph was taken during a large sale at the store and many people can be seen lined up at the two entrances.
Name Access
Bucovetsky, Sam
Subjects
Special sales
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
Kapuskasing (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1202
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1202
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1908
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. [Finkle?] Wienberg standing in front of the S. Weinberg Paint Store in Toronto.
Subjects
Small business
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
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1281
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1281
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
George Dickler was one of the founders of Adath Israel Congregation, as was Mrs. Dickler's brother Sam Greenberg. Their uncle was David Haimovitz, first President of Adath Israel.
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph is George Dickler, Mrs. Dickler, and their children, Irving P. Dickler, Q.C.
Name Access
Dickler, George
Dickler, Irving P.
Dicker, Mrs.
Princess Grocery (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Storefronts
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
King Street East (Toronto, Ont.)
Princess Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1312
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1312
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Wolfish family of Toronto standing in front of their store on Elizabeth Street.
Name Access
Wolfish family
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Storefronts
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
Elizabeth Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1320
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1320
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1908
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is two copy prints and a corresponding negative of the Elk City Clothing Store in Elk Lake, Ontario. The store was owned by the Sky family. The store also shared space with the E.W. McClung Hardware Store. The picture features three men standing in front of the entrance and one man seated on a bench.
Name Access
Elk City Clothing Store (Elk Lake, Ont.)
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
Storefronts
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
Elk Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1325
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1325
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The building for the Sky's store was erected in 1912. The photograph was taken before the remodeling of the building, which was completed by 1918.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the exterior of the Sky family's store in South Porcupine, Ontario.
Name Access
Sky family
Subjects
Architecture
Family-owned business enterprises
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
South Porcupine (Timmins, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1330
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1330
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Sky family standing in front of their store in South Porcupine, Ontario.
Name Access
Sky family
Subjects
Families
Storefronts
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
South Porcupine (Timmins, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1338
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1338
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the exterior front entrance of Sky's store in Timmins, Ontario.
Notes
Original photo by The Royal Studio, Timmins.
Name Access
Sky family
Subjects
Family-owned business enterprises
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
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