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Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
52
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1921-1986
Physical Description
1.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Dora Till (1896-1987) was a leading member of the Toronto Jewish community. She helped found and served on the executives and boards of many organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, the United Jewish Welfare Fund (UJWF), the Candian Jewish Congress Central Region, and the Baycrest Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was honoured numerous times in her life with awards and tributes for her contributions to the Jewish community.
Till was born in New York City on 20 March 1896, one of six children of Max and Yeta Tobias. Her parents had emigrated from Poland prior to 1892. When Dora was four, the family moved to Toronto where Max Tobias worked as a tailor. In her teens, Till was an active member of two social clubs for girls, the Boot and Shoe Society (for mothers and children in need) and the Herzl Girls Club.
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragically at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
In 1918, Till joined the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society and she served as its vice-president for the next fifteen years. This was the beginning of a lifetime career in family welfare, health care and services for the aged. Till helped found and was the first president of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, which provided mothers and children in need with a two-week holiday in the country.
From the 1920s until the 1940s, Till served on several boards including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund, as well as the Welfare Fund's Women's Division and Women's Service Council. In 1950, she became the first woman to be named honourary vice-president of the UJWF. In 1955, after many years affiliation with the Jewish Home for the Aged, Dora Till organized the newly built Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Women's Auxiliary, becoming its first president. She also served for 40 years on the executive board of the Family and Child Service Bureau, the precursor to Jewish Family & Child Services. Till was an active member of many other Jewish organizations, including the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai Brith Women, the Mount Sinai Women's Auxiliary, the Jewish Camp Council, and Toronto United Community Appeal - Community Chest. She was also a member of Goel Tzedec Congregation and its successor, Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Dora Till was honoured with several awards and tributes in her lifetime for her contributions to Jewish life, health and welfare in Toronto. In 1956, the Dora and Morris Till Bungalow at the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home was dedicated. In 1969, she was the first woman to recieve UJWF's Ben Sadowski Award for Jewish Community Service. As well, in 1977, she received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal for outstanding community service. In 1983 a Baycrest Centre tribute dinner was held in her honour and in 1984, the top floor of the Baycrest Centre was dedicated to her. This was the culmination of a lifetime devoted to social welfare and community service, and it came just a few years before Till's death, on 22 November 1987.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Dora Till's granddaughter, Mrs. Sheila Gottlieb, until they were donated to the OJA in 1987.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting the personal and philanthropic activities of Dora Till, including her ongoing involvement with the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and to a lesser extent other organizations that she was involved or affiliated with. Till's records of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home are some of the few to have survived from this important social service organization.
The organizational records in the fonds include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, financial records, newsclippings, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, architectural drawings, and photographs, primarily of the Mothers and Babes Rest Home and the Baycrest Centre. As well, there are two artifacts: a Baycrest Centre pin and a gold shovel from the groundbreaking ceremony. The personal records in the fonds include family photographs and portraits, writings, newsclippings and general correspondence.
The fonds has been arranged into eight series: 1. Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association. 2. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. 3. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee. 4. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee. 5. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees. 6. United Jewish Welfare Fund. 7. Other organizations. 8. Personal. The records have been described to the file level, while a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 197 photographs (54 negatives), 9 architectural drawings, and 2 objects
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material on the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, please see: Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies fonds 66, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67, Ida Lewis Siegel fonds 15, and the Rebecca Kamarner family fonds 11.
For related material on the Baycrest Centre Women's Auxiliary, please see: Pat Joy Alpert fonds 77 and fonds 14.
For related material on National Council of Jewish Women please see fonds 38.
Arrangement
This fonds had previously been arranged and described as MG6 H. The current arrangement was implemented by the archivist in 2010 and as a result, several files from the former MG were culled or merged. Therefore, the former MG finding aid is no longer accurate.
Creator
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Accession Number
1987-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
[192-]-1977
Physical Description
46 cm of textual records
163 photographs (54 negatives)
9 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health. By the late 1930s, a search for a replacement location was underway, as the Bronte Rest Home became ill equiped to deal with the increased demand, primarily due to unsuitable grounds and facilities.
In 1941, after selling the home in Bronte, the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home Committee built a second home on eleven acres of lakefront property in Tollandale, near Barrie. In 1948, the Rest Home was admitted into the Jewish Camp Council, which helped the Committee administer the camp and fill staffing vacancies. Following this move, the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society changed its name to the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association, to better reflect the fact that the home was their only remaining activity.
In 1957, the camp expanded its mandate to include the addition of two new programs at its facitilites: Camp Family Fun for fathers, mothers, and children up to the age of nine and Camp Good Fellowship, a program for senior citizens over the age of 60.
Dora Till was the Rest Home's founding president for a total of 15 years and remained active with the home until it ultimately closed in 1977.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the operation of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Homes in Bronte and in Tollandale. The records include minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, financial records, invitations, brochures and pamphlets, architectural drawings and photographs.
The records have been arranged into seven sub-series: Executive Committee, Operational functions, Finance and accounting, Building operations and grounds maintenance, Programming and events, Associated groups and General photographs. The records have been described at the file level while a selection of the photographs have been described at the item level and have been digitally scanned.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1951-1986
Physical Description
62 cm of textual records
10 photographs
2 objects
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was established in 1955 as a fund-raising arm of the Baycrest Centre as well as a provider of services to the residents and patients. Some of its activities included running the volunteer service, the beauty salon, the gift shop, theatre nights, religious and festival programming and fundraising projects.
Dora Till was the founding president of the Women's Auxiliary from 1955 to 1959. She remained active on the Executive Committee well into the 1980s. Dora was honoured several times by the Women's Auxiliary, including at a tribute dinner in 1983 and in 1984 when an entire floor of Baycrest was named in her honour.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. The records include minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, financial records, invitations, brochures and pamphlets, photographs and artifacts.
The records have been arranged into six sub-series: Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Sub-Committees, Finance and Accounting, Programming and Services, Events, and Press and Publicity.The records have been described to the file level and a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
This item is a Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary pin, which was given to the members of the Auxiliary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1983
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Baycrest Centre for Geritaric Care's Heritage Museum Committee oversaw the operation of the Centre's museum, the acquisition of artifacts, as well as any accompanying programs and exhibitions. Dora Till sat on the committee during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records related to the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Heritage Museum Committee. The records include minutes, correspondence, speeches and reports, financial records and exhibition materials. The records have been described to the file level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1976, 1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978, 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1977, 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1977
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Furnishings Committee of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was responsible for making decisions on and acquiring furnishings for the Baycrest Centre residences and hospital, including interior decorating items. Dora Till either chaired or sat on the committee during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Scope and Content
This series consists of one file which includes general correspondence, meeting minutes and lists of furnishings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1977
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1965, 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of one file of records documenting the activites of other committees that Dora Till sat on such as the House Committee, the Hospital Sub-Committee and the Auxiliary and Volunteer Program Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1965, 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1976
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dora Till held leadership positions in the United Jewish Welfare Fund beginning at its inception in 1937. In 1950, she was named honourary Vice-President. She was also chairman of the Women's Service Council and co-chairman of the Women's Division during the 1940s.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records related to Dora Till's activities with the United Jewish Welfare Fund. The records include minutes, correspondence, invitations and reports. The records are described to the file level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940, 1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1925-1985
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting other organzations that Dora Till was involved with. The records include correspondence, mintues, program booklets, pamphlets, invitations and a photograph. The series is described to the file level and in the case of the photograph to the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm on matte 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of the Primrose Club on Willcocks Street in Toronto.
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
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941, 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1932-1984
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
24 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragicallyin 1938 at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
Morris Till (1892-1977) was born in Poland to Solomon and Cyril Till. The family later immigrated to Toronto in 1914. In business, Morris headed the M. S. Till and Company Limited, a lingerie manufacturing company.
Morris was one of Toronto's prominent communal leaders, holding positions on the boards and executives of Goel Tzedec Synagogue, the YM-YWHA, Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital, B'nai Brith, Mount Sinai Hospital, Zionist Council of Toronto and the United Jewish Welfare Fund. He was primarily responsible for merging the United Palestine and Jewish Welfare fund appeals into one campaign, now known as the United Jewish Appeal.
Morris Till was honoured on numerous occasions throughout his lifetime, including a citation from the Keren Hayesod United Israel Appeal in recognition of distinquished service to the State of Israel.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the personal life of Dora Till and the many awards and tributes conferred upon her during her lifetime. The records include personal wiritings and speeches, correspondence, newsclippings and photographs. There is one sub-sereis entitled Personal awards and tributes. The records are described to the file level and a selection of photographs are described at the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952, 1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Meyer Tobias was Dora Till's brother. Tobias owend the La Mode Dress Shop on Mount Pleasant Rd. where he was shot and killed during a robbery on December 26, 1945.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938, 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs depicting Dora Till and a group of men and women seated around a table dressed for Sukkot.
Subjects
Sukkot
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]-1979
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. ; 36 x 28 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of portraits and snapshots of Dora Till and the Till family and friends.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Sigmund Till at approximately six years of age.
Subjects
Children
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Dora Till.
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ira Berg was the founder and owner of a self-named high end women's fashion store, located at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue.
Scope and Content
This item is a snapshot of Morris Till seated on a sofa with Ira Berg.
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a formal portrait of the Lunenfeld and Kunin wedding. Pictured from left to right are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lunenfeld, Sybil Lunenfeld, Ruben Kunin, Mr. and Mrs. Kunin. The Lunenfeld family were friends with Dora and Morris Till.
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Dora Till. The photograph was taken by Sylvia Schwartz.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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