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25 records – page 1 of 1.
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
6
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
moving images
Date
1946-1981
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
10 architectural drawings
ca. 9 film reels : 16 mm
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman were married in 1958 in Hamilton and had two sons. Max was the owner of Hamilton Plumbing and Heating Supplies. Both were active in a number of Jewish community organizations in Hamilton such as the Council of Jewish Organizations, Adas Israel synagogue and the Union of Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region. They were also involved in fundraising on behalf of Yeshiva University, which is located in New York City. Max Hoffman died in 1964 and Celia moved to Toronto in 1966 when she married Sol Edell.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, ledgers, publications, home movies and architectural drawings relating to the family life, business and community activities of Max and Celia Hoffman. There are three series: Business Series, Community Activities Series and Personal Series.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Council of Jewish Organizations
Federation
Hoffman (family)
Subjects
Families
Creator
Hoffman family
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
2002-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1950-1976
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman was the owner of Hamilton Heating and Plumbing and part owner of M. and S. Real Estate Holdings. His partner in the latter company, Sol Hoffman, was also the executor of Max Hoffman's estate. Celia Hoffman was a member of a women's investment club, Iona Share.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and cheques relating to Max Hoffman's business Hamilton Heating and Plumbing. Also included are a ledger and the financial statements of the Estate of Max Hoffman and M. and S. Real Estate Holding. In addition, there are legal documents and a newspaper clipping about an investment club, Iona Share.
Name Access
Hoffman, Sol
Hamilton Heating and Plumbing
Iona Share Investment Club
M. and S. Hoffman Real Estate Holdings
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman's and his partner, M. B. Kam owned a real estate holding company.
Scope and Content
File consists of financial material relating to the real estate holding company owned by Max Hoffman and M. B. Kam.
Name Access
Kam, M. B.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and his partner, Sol Hoffman, owned the M. and S. Real Estate Holding Company. The Estate of Max Hoffman assumed his interest in the company after his death.
Scope and Content
File consists of the financial reports of the M. and S. Real Estate Holding Company. The reports contain information about income, expenses, assets and liabilities.
Name Access
Hoffman, Sol
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Celia Hoffman was one of the founding members of the Iona share Investment Club.
Scope and Content
File consists of a newpaper clipping and a contract relating to the Iona Share Investment Club, which was founded by a group of Jewish women.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1969
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman were involved in many community activities including the synagogue and Jewish education. They raised funds on behalf of the community and also made financial contributions to a variety of Jewish organizations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, financial reports and programme books relating to educational, religious and fraternal organizations and institutions in Hamilton. Series also contains material from local events such as the dedication of Adas Israel synagogue and regional events such as the convention of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region. In addition, there are correspondence and a certificate from Yeshiva University in regards to a scholarship established by Max and Celia Hoffman. Other material includes a calendar published by the Hamilton chapter of B’Nai Brith and the Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Canadian Jewish Congress
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region
Central Fund for Traditional Institutions
Hamilton Talmud Torah
National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory
Subjects
Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material relating to the dedication of the Adas Israel Synagogue and the honours given to Max Hoffman at the Adas Israel dedication ceremonies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of calendar published by B'Nai Brith, Hamilton Chapter.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Celia Hoffman was a delegate at the conference.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme of the Ninth Conference on Jewish Education, which was sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region.
Name Access
Celia Hoffman
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman was a member of the Central Fund for Traditional Institutions Committee and raised funds on their behalf.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to fundraising as well as lists of donors and their donations to the Central Fund of Traditional Institutions.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory published by the Hadassah-Wizo Council of Hamilton.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo Council of Hamilton
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Hamilton Hebrew Academy outlining the school curriculum as well as class lists.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1969
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Katz, Samual Netkin and Stanley Sobol were benefactors of the Hamilton Hebrew Academy.
Scope and Content
File consists of tribute books relating to the dedication of the Stanley Sobol Education Building and in honour of the first graduating class of the Hamilon Hebrew Academy. As well, there are two testimonial dinners books dedicated to Samuel Katz and Samuel Netkin.
Name Access
Katz, Samuel
Netkin, Samuel
Sobol, Stanley
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman's brother, David Hoffman, was a member of the Hamilton Talmud Torah Education Committee.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Hamilton Talmud Torah outlining to the school curriculum and a copy of the 1965 graduation exercises.
Name Access
Hoffman, David
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Hamilton Hebrew Academy was affiliated with the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to fundraising on behalf of the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
Name Access
Hamilton Hebrew Academy
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the High Holy Day services and an invitation to a testimonial dinner honouring the founders of the Ohev Zedeck synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and his brother, David Hoffman, were members of the board of the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the United Hebrew Memorial Chapel giving details about the progress of the building campaign.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, David
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
David Hoffman was the convention chair of the 1963 convention which was held in Hamilton.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, programmes and newspaper clippings relating to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America convention.
Name Access
Hoffman, David
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1962
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, publicity material and an award from Yeshiva University relating to a scholarship fund established by Max and Celia Hoffman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
3
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[195-]-1962
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman lived in Hamilton with their 2 children, Stephen and Jay. They were members of Adas Israel synagogue and the Beverley Golf and Country Club. The children attended the Hamilton Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Series contains correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the Hoffman residence. Also included are the Westlake Secondary School yearbook, the school attended by the Hoffman children and a biography of Meyer Hoffman, a relative of Max Hoffman. In addition, there is correspondence relating to the Hoffman family membership in the Beverley Golf and Country Club.
Name Access
Hamilton
Beverley Golf and Country Club
Subjects
Building
Education
Golf
Recreation
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Beverley Golf and Country Club was a club founded by members of the Jewish community living in the vicinity of the city of Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. Max Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kam were members.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Beverley Golf and Country Club regarding general rules, membership fees and club programmes. As well, there is a copy of the constitution, an annual report for the year 1959 and a membership list.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Sol
Kam, Morris
Subjects
Golf
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958; 1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of donations requests and receipts for donations made by the Hoffman family. The majority of the organizations are religious institutions located in Canada, the United States and Israel.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Hoffman residence in Hamilton had been custom built for the family.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the contractor listing the materials which would be used to build the Hoffman residence, the details of work which would be done and the construction timeline.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of ledger sheets listing the income and expenses charged to the Estate of Max Hoffman. The income includes a mortgage on the fomer Hoffman reidence and the proceeds of Max Hoffman's life insurance policy. The expenses consist of personal expenses and loans to David Hoffman and Celia Edell's father, S. Rogen.
Name Access
Rogen, S
Hoffman, David
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
Fonds
6
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Meyer Hoffman was born in Poland in 1894, immigrated to Israel in 1933 and died in 1979. He was both a writer and a teacher.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a tribute book in memory of Meyer Hoffman and includes a family history, Meyer Hoffman's writings and tributes from family and friends.
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Descriptions
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