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Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2010
Physical Description
3.1 metres of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell (1919-2000) was a prominant member of the Toronto Jewish community who initially pursued a career as a pharmacist and was later founder and president of the property development company, Elmdale Investments. He held positions as board member or chair in a wide variety of religious, educational and social service organizations and institutions both in Canada and Israel. In Toronto, these included: Clanton Park Synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (formerly Toronto Jewish Congress, and now the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto).
Edell was born in Toronto on 5 March 1919, the son of Pesach and Molly Edell. He attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the Toronto College of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, in 1943 while on leave of absence from the army. He was enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and served in the signal corps.
After he completed his army service, he opened Edell’s Drug Store at 1978 Queen Street in Etobicoke in 1948, the first shomer Shabbat drug store in the city. He operated a second store at 494 Spadina Avenue in the late 1940s. In 1955 the Queen Street location was expropriated by the City of Toronto. Subsequently, Edell founded Elmdale Investments, the company which built and managed the Elmhurst Plaza in Etobicoke. He reopened the drug store, which was renamed Elmhurst Drugs in the plaza. He also invested in two retail textile stores, Deltex Drapery and Dodd’s Drapery which had been founded by group of businessmen including his cousin Israel Edell.
In 1952 he 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.
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. During his tenure, the archives was responsible for the reconstruction of the Kiever Synagogue which had been built in the early 1900s but had fallen into a state of disrepair by the 1960s.
Sol Edell was also involved in a number of Zionist organizations. He was the founding chair of the Aliyah Support Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, whose mandate was to assist Torontonians who had moved to Israel and ease their transition into Israeli society. He was also an active member of the Mizrachi organization and its affiliated institutions. Another one of Sol Edell’s interests was ensuring the preservation of local cemeteries. He was president of the Jones Avenue Cemetery and on the board of Pardes Shalom and the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Clanton Park section.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Sol Edell's business activities, community involvement and personal life. Included is correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, financial records, legal records, publications, audio-visual material, invitations, newspaper clippings, artifacts, lists, reports, speeches, and architectural drawings.
The fonds is organized into the following eleven series: Personal; Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy; Elmdale Investments; Deltex Drapery and Dodd's Drapery; Adas Israel Synagogue; Clanton Park Synagogue; Shomrai Shabbos; Aliyah; Cemetery and funeral home; Historical materials; and, Activities and organizations.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 739 photographs, 232 architectural drawings, 11 audio cassettes, 9 audio reels, 13 film reels, 7 videocassettes, 4 slides, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 1 key.
Name Access
Edell Solomon, 1919-2000
Clanton Park Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Edell, Dolly
Edell, Celia
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Jones Avenue Cemetery
Canadian Jewish Congress/ Toronto Jewish Congress Archives
Aliyah Support Committee
Subjects
Business
Pharmacists
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The bulk of the architectural drawings are currently being stored rolled up. They should be flattened and encapsulated in melinex.
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Related Material
See fonds #5 for material related to Paul Edell.
See accession #2012-10/9 for material related to the Edell family.
Creator
Edell, Solomon, 1919-2000
Accession Number
2002-12-2
2008-8-29
2011-5-4
2012-10-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
Fonds
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-2010
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Sol Edell's personal correspondence and general correspondence with a wide range of Jewish communal organizations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
File
Fonds
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of financial statements, an annual meeting notice, an annual report, and a stock certificate for Springpole Lake Resources Ltd., a mining company. Sol Edell was a shareholder in the company.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell, the son of Paul and Mollie Edell, was one of five siblings. He and Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock, had two daughters and two sons and lived in Toronto. After Dolly died in 1961, he married Celia (nee Rogen) Hoffman, a widow, in 1966. He became the stepfather to the two sons of Max and Celia Hoffman who had been residents of Hamilton. Some members of the family remained in Toronto while others moved to other parts of Canada, the United States and Israel. Sol Edell was actively involved in or provided financial support to many educational, professional and religious organizations.
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence, invitations, publications, photographs, family films and a sound recording. The series is made up of seven sub-series: Associations, Charities, Community Activities, Education and Extra-Curricular Activities, Life Cycle and Family Events, Religious, and Residence.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 12 photographs, 7 film reels, 1 audio reel, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 47 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Rho Pi Phi
Harbord Collegiate
Subjects
Education
Greek letter societies
Physical Condition
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1995
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell was a member of the pharmaceutical fraternity Rho Pi Phi and the Rotary Club, a non sectarian businessman’s association.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and publications from the international pharmaceutical fraternity Rho Pi Phi and from its Toronto alumni chapter, Rokeach. In addition, there are publications from Nu Chapter, the University of Toronto student chapter. As well, the sub-series includes correspondence and publications from the Rotary Club.
Name Access
Rho Pi Phi
Rokeach
Nu Chapter
University of Toronto, School of Pharmacy
Rotary Club
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1995, predominant 1983-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of dues statements and notices of meetings of the Rokeah Chapter of Rho Pi Phi. The meetings are either social events or continuing education programmes sponsored by the chapter. Also included is correspondence from Rho Pi Phi's head office.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1970, 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of yearbooks published by the Rokeah chapter of Rho Pi Phi as well as an issue of the chapter's "Rokean" bulletin (Jan. 1975). The yearbooks include articles about the chapter's activities and lists of members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
July 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Rho Pi Phi convention was held in Toronto in 1980.
Scope and Content
File consists of the 57th annual convention Rho Pi Phi programme book which includes a schedule of convention events and articles about the chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Name Access
Rokeach chapter
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of ROPE, the Rho Pi Phi newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an issue of the ROPE newsletter, published by Nu, the University of Toronto undergaduate chapter of Phi Pi Rho.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters for 1961 and 1962 as well as a 1974 membership list for the Rexdale Rotary Club and a directory of Canadian Rotary Clubs. In addition, there is a letter from the Rexdale chapter to Sol Edell asking if he would be interested in making a donation to the Etobicoke General Hospital in memory of his late wife, Celia. Finally file consists of a photograph of foreign students who were hosted by the Rotary Club at the airport.
Notes
Photograph is by Howard Anderson Photography Ltd.
Physical Condition
Photograph has a tear part-way through the centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a membership card.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1990]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of membership cards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1997
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell made charitable donations to a large number of Jewish organizations mainly ones located in Canada, Israel and the United States.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence, receipts and certificates from Canadian, American and Israeli educational, religious and welfare organizations and institutions that received charitable donations from the Edell family.
Subjects
Charities
Education
Israel
Religion
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1995, predominant 1972-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of receipts for charitable donations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1992, predominant 1980-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of receipts for donations and letters soliciting funds for charitable organizations, the majority of which were religious, educational and social welfare institutions located in Canada and Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of receipts for donations and letters soliciting funds for charitable organizations, the majority of which were religious, educational and social welfare institutions located in Canada and Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Charities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certificate issued to Sol Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1968-1995
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
1 plaque
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell was involved in a variety of religious, educational and cultural organizations. Not only did he make financial donations to organizations, but he also became personally involved and organized specific projects. As well, representatives of foreign institutions would stay at his home when they came to Toronto on speaking engagements or fundraising missions.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of awards that relate to Sol Edell’s fundraising efforts on behalf of “Yeshiva Hatalmid” and for hosting speakers and fundraisers who were visiting Toronto. Also included is a day book listing community meetings as well as family events. As well, there is correspondence relating to an item loaned to the Baycrest Heritage Museum, and a plaque.
Name Access
Yeshiva Hatalmid
Baycrest Heritage Museum
Subjects
Education
Fund raising
Religion
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Sol Edell's day book for the 1968-1969 calendar year, which lists some of his appointments and activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a loan agreement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
3
Material Format
object
Date
26 Mar. 1995
Physical Description
1 plaque : metal ; 28 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a plaque honouring Sol Edell for his service to the community.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Community activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Hotel Edell certificates, which were given to guests who stayed at the Edell's home at 15 Ericka. Also included are thank you letters from past guests.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1921-1999
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
1 photograph
4 badges
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell attended Harbord Collegiate and was an honours student winning awards in several extra curricular activities. His children and grandchildren also excelled scholastically while attending a variety various Jewish parochial schools in Toronto such as the Associated Hebrew Day Schools, Eitz Chaim, Netivot Hatorah and Yeshivat Bnei Akiva Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of material relating to the educational and recreational activities of the Edell family. There are newspaper clippings relating to Sol Edell’s participation in the Harbord Collegiate’s First Aid team and a University of Toronto graduation photograph. Sub-series includes correspondence, notices and booklets from his sisters’ and children’s elementary, high school and university graduation commencement exercises. In addition, sub-series consists of correspondence with the Associated Hebrew Day Schools relating to a scholarship awarded in memory of Sol Edell's grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb.
Name Access
Harbord Collegiate
First Aid team
Rabbi Yosef Weinreb Scholarship
University of Toronto
Subjects
Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1921, 1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consits of Clara Edell's high school diploma and diploma from the High School of Commerce.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1936-[ca. 1946], 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 badges : felt, col. ; 17 x 11 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Sol and Sara Edell's high school education. Included are newspaper clippings regarding Sol Edell's membership on Harbord Collegiate's First Aid Team, Sol Edell's diploma, various Harbord Collegiate badges likely belonging to Sol and Sara Edell, and a Harbord Review yearbook documenting Sara Edell's time at the school. File also consists of correspondence regarding contributions to Harbord Collegiate as an alumni.
Physical Condition
Sol Edell's diploma is rolled and should be flattened. The cover of the issue of Harbord Review has torn apart from the rest of the book.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm mounted on board 36 x 26 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Sol Edell's university degree and graduation portrait from the Toronto College of Pharmacy.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of tuition receipts and invoices as well as correspondence regarding the Rabbi Yosef (Joseph) Weinreb Scholarship.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of graduation programmes and newspaper clippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Education and extracurricular activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists correspondence and an information booklet relating to Camp Massad and Camp White Pine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000
Physical Description
37 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell had a large family and a large circle of friends and aquaintenances. Consequently, he was invited to many circumcisions, weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. He also set up several memorial funds in memory of his sister and wives.There are also documents in this sub-series that relate to family members.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence, receipts, diplomas, photographs and films documenting various family celebrations, vacations and home life. There is a selection of invitations, cards and benchers sent by the Edell, Weinstock and Hoffman families as well as ones that they received from family and friends. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and notices of the deaths of Edell family members and friends as well as correspondence and receipts relating to memorial funds set up in their memory. The sub-series also contains films of family and friends taken at home, on vacation and at family celebrations.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 10 photographs, 7 film reels, and 1 audio reel.
Name Access
Hoffman family
Weinstock family
Edell, Dolly
Edell, Celia
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
1
Material Format
moving images
Date
1952-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 30 min.) : col. and b&w, si. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing footage of Sol and Dolly Edell's wedding reception as well as family vacations in the United States of America. Wedding footage includes shots of the greeting line, dancing, and guests socializing at the reception. Vacation footage includes shots of landmarks around Washington D.C. and Miami, Florida. Also included is footage of a family relaxing by a pool likely at a Miami hotel.
Notes
Title on film can was "Sol / Dolly Edell Wedding / Vacation / Home"
During processing, film was assigned reel #12.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
2
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 audio reel (ca. 20 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec., 1 track, mono
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Judah Goldwasser was a research chemist in the Synthesis and Formations Branch of the Naval Surface Weapons Centre in the United States of America. He earned his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He married Sol Edell's daughter, Ethel.
Scope and Content
Item is a sound recording documenting the orthodox Jewish wedding reception of Ethel and Judah Goldwasser. Ethel was Sol Edell's daughter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
3
Material Format
moving images
Date
[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 10 min.) : col., si. ; 8 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing footage of a gangster themed home movie skit likely filmed by Sol Edell's children or step-children. Included are shots of young men driving in a car, pretending to have a gun fight on a residential street and pretending to dump a body in the forest.
Notes
During processing, assigned reel #22.
Physical Condition
A splice near the beginning of the film is damaged.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
4
Material Format
moving images
Date
[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 10 min.) : col., si. ; 8 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of various Toronto scenes and a home movie skit likely filmed by Sol Edell's children and step-children based on the story of Frankenstein. The first few minutes includes footage of a woman walking down a Toronto street, a Lubavitch youth van, and various shots of Toronto from a moving car. This is followed by the Frankenstein skit, which includes scenes of Dr. Frankenstein and his hunchbacked assistant bringing the creature to life, the creature escaping from the laboratory, the creature climbing a tree and attacking people passing by, and various characters fighting the creature. The skit is filmed on a residential street.
Notes
During processing, reel was assigned reel #23.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
5
Material Format
moving images
Date
[21 Aug. 1956?]
Physical Description
2 film reels (ca. 10 min.) : col., si. ; 8 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a home movie of Phyllis Freed's wedding in Toronto. Phyllis Freed was the grand-daughter of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb and the daughter of Ruth (nee Weinreb) Freed and Murray Freed (a pharmacist).
Notes
During processing, reels were assigned reel #13 & #15.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
6
Material Format
moving images
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 4 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of an unidentified family celebration. Identified in the footage is Sol Edell, Dolly Edell, the Weinstock family, Ruth Freed, Murray Freed, Aaron Freed, Paul Edell, and the Kurtz family.
Notes
During processing, reel was assigned reel #17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
7
Material Format
moving images
Date
June 1954
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 4 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of the reception party for David Freed's Bar Mitzvah. David was the son of Ruth (nee Weinreb) and Murray Freed. He was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
Notes
During processing, reel was assigned reel #16
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]-[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of family photographs. Included is a portrait of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb (ca. 1900), the first Eastern European Rabbi in Toronto and head of the Galacian community in Toronto, a portrait of Mrs. Weinberg (1921), and a photograph of Sol Edell's girlfriend, Lillian Hollinger at Niagara Falls (1948). Also included is a photograph of Sol's parents and Dolly Edell at an unidentified event, and of Sol's cousin, David Yaffe (third from the left), being honoured with colleagues upon retiring as a tailor from the ladies garment industry.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]-[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of unidentified photographs. Included is a graduation portrait of Melvin from Trinity College, an image of a couple in Atlantic City, two boys dressed in Russian costumes, Second World War soldiers boarding a St. Clair Streetcar in Toronto, a woman standing with her two sons, a portrait of a woman with the name Willy Lobel written on the bottom, and a shot of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip receiving flowers from a girl at a train station. These photographs may document the Edell, Weinstock, Hoffman, or Rogan families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the marriage of Sol Edell and Dolly Weinstock. Included are invitations, a list of people invited to the bridal shower, a greeting card, a bencher, and a scrapbook containing telegrams from well-wishers.
Subjects
Weddings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings of obituaries, death notices, and memorial service notices for Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1950]-[ca. 1961]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Edell family. Included are articles regarding Clanton Park Synagogue, Belle Ewart, and Oshawa's B'nai Brith Lodge. Also included is a death notice for Malka Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Edell family and their friends. Included are articles regarding Clanton Park Synagogue and death notices for Berl Sapirstein, Duora Tenen, Yoshua Barsh and Leah Nobel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 May 1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a wedding invitation and a photocopy of the marriage certificate.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of funeral cards and obituaries for the following individuals: Arje Krengel, Louis Kesten, Solomon Rogen, Louis Weisfeld, Rebecca Feldman, Joseph Hafner, Max Podolski, Lillian Troster, Jennie Silverberg, Philip Givens, Cheryl Kleinberg, Anna Shaul, and Moishe (Maurice) Weinstock.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and an agreement documenting Jack Collins's application for the Jewish Home for the Aged and the payment of his account after being admitted. Mr. Collins was the uncle of Celia Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a donation card and donation receipts.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of graduation programmes and correspondence regarding the Ethel Edell Prize at Harbord Collegiate Institute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
533 records – page 1 of 11.

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