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Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
15
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1892-1980
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ida Lewis Siegel (1885-1982) was instrumental in the founding and development of several prominent Jewish organizations, such as the Daughters of Zion, Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. She was also particularly active in the educational sector and in campaigning for the rights of female educators. She was internationally known for her devotion to Jewish learning and for her contributions to the development of the Toronto Jewish community.
Ida was born to Samuel Lewis (b. 1859) and Hannah Ruth (Ticktin) Lewis (b. 1864) on 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the first child to be born in the United States after her parents immigrated from Lithuania. She had two brothers, Abe Lewis (b. 1880) and Charles S. Lewis (b. 1883). She attended elementary school in Pittsburgh, and in 1894, she and her family moved to Toronto.
On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel at the Elm Street Synagogue. Isidore was a travelling peddler, and later, owner of a store in Cochrane, Ontario. Together, they had six children: Rohama Lee (1905-?), Leah Gittel (Labovitz) (1907-2004), David Isar (1909-2004), Sarah (Sontag) (1912-1942), Avrom Fichel (1916-2010), and Rivka Hadassah (Gurau) (1923-2001).
Ida is credited with helping to found a large number of Jewish philanthropic and social organizations including the Daughters of Zion, the first ladies' Zionist society in Canada (1899); the Herzl Girls' Club (1904); Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada (1916); the Hebrew Ladies' Sewing Circle, which developed into the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society (1907); the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. (1919); the Women’s League of the United Synagogues of America in Toronto (192-); the Goel Tzedec Sunday School (1914); and the Goel Tzedec Sisterhood (192-). She was also named honorary president of the Beth Tzedec Sisterhood in 1953. With the help of her brother Abe, Ida formed the first free Jewish Dispensary in Toronto, located on Elizabeth Street in the Ward, which was the forerunner to the Mount Sinai Hospital.
Ida also helped form a unified fundraising body for the Jewish community known as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (1917), which would become the current UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. However, Ida was denied a seat on the executive after campaigning for a female representative.
Always involved in the field of education, Ida was one of the original founders of the Home and School Association in 1919. In 1930, she became the first Jewish woman to be elected to the Toronto Board of Education, a post which she held for six years. She was later named honorary secretary of the Toronto Board of Jewish Education. In 1937, she ran unsuccessfully for alderman in Toronto, but remained politically active with the Association of Women's Electors. She was active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom from 1915 onward and was an outspoken opponent of both world wars. Throughout her lifetime, Ida held the position of national vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada, sat on the executive board of the Canadian Jewish Congress and was a member of the Jewish Historical Society.
Her religious affiliations were with Goel Tzedec, Beth Tzedec, Shaar Shomayim and the Beach Hebrew Institute.
Custodial History
The records were created by Ida Siegel and were in her possession until 1982. After her death, her son Avrom and daughter Rivka took possession of the records until they were donated to the archives in 1998 and 2004.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by Ida Siegel, documenting her personal and professional life, along with her philanthropic work. The types of records include personal reminiscences, diaries and memoirs, family correspondence, professional correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, newsclippings, oral histories and photographs.
Notes
Includes 30 photographs, 2 scrapbooks, 13 audio cassettes and 7 audio reels.
Name Access
Siegel, Ida (Lewis)
Siegel, Isidore Hirsch
Siegel, Leah Gittel (Labovitz) (Sadker)
Siegel, Rohama Lee
Siegel, David Isar
Siegel, Sarah (Sontag)
Siegel, Avrom Fichel
Siegel, Rivka Hadassah (Gurau)
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
1979-1-3
1980-3-4
MG2 O1l
MG2 O1m
National Council of Jewish Women fonds 38
Arrangement
Records had previously been placed in acid free boxes and file folders and labeled according to their contents.
Creator
Siegel, Ida Lewis, 1885-1982
Accession Number
1988-2-13
2004-5-129
2004-5-163
2005-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-], 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two biographies, one written by Ben Kayfetz on the occasion of Ida Siegel's 90th birthday.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence written and received by Ida Lewis Siegel. Included are letters and postcards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904, 1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two diaries. One is a personal handwritten diary with entries during the year 1904, the other is a Jewish calendar-diary for 1951-1952, corresponding to 5712 on the Jewish calendar.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1921
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence including letters, cards and postcards. The contents include correspondence between Ida and family members, including her husband, her daughter, her parents, uncles and cousins. Part of one letter from cousin Phil, is written in Yiddish.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspndence including letters, cards, postcards and 2 newspaper articles featuring Sair Lee. The correspondence is between Ida Lewis Siegel and family members between the years 1924 and 1980.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of written reminiscences by Ida Siegel reflecting on various Jewish and secular organizations, people and personal memories.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a variety of personal writings and autobiographical material. Much of the content is written as diary entries.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of hand written notes justifying distribution of milk to school children, a letter in reply to Ida Siegel and a listing of milk distribution and costs in some Toronto schools.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
9
Material Format
textual record
text
Date
1926-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one book, "The Story of the Women Teachers' Association of Toronto", written correspondence to and from Ida Siegel on a variety of topics concerning education, women's issues, her service as a school trustee,a newspaper clipping, 2 programmes listing Ida Siegel as serving on the Board of Education for Ward 4, Ida's membership card with and bylaws for the Workers' Educational Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1905-1929
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 scrapbook containing telegrams and cards with notes of congratulations to mark occasions of wedding, anniversaries and son's bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings dealing with Ida Lewis Siegel's interests and personal causes (including but not limited to women's issues, peace movement, Jewish issues) and 1 book with newspaper clippings comprised primarily of education-related topics. Some of the education-related clippings mention Ida Lewis Siegel and her contributions as a School Trustee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1908-1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of congratulatory correspondence including telegrams, cards and newspaper clippings. Many of the notes refer to the birth of Ida's son in 1916.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing memorabilia to commemorate Ida Lewis Siegel's campaign to run as School Trustee with the Board of Education in Toronto in 1930. Included are newspaper clippings in English and Yiddish, letters endorsing Ida Lewis Siegel, congratulatory letters and telegrams, a municipal elections pamphlet listing the polling stations for Ward 4, 2 cards (in English and Yiddish) to promote Ida Lewis Siegel's campaign and a booklet titled "Text Book of the Toronto Jewish Free School".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 letters written by Ida Lewis Siegel promoting a concert to fund-raise in aid of the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home, a hand-written account of the aims programs and achievements of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a copy of 1935 Annual Report, a program for a 1928 of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society Re-union dinner and an invitation to a 25th anniversary tea.in 1932.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a small promotional poster to support Charlie S. Lewis, Ida Lewis Siegel's brother, as Alderman for Ward 4.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1916-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of 3 letters - 1 letter written to A.P. Lewis (brother of Ida Lewis Siegel) from C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee with The Board of Education Toronto, offering support in 1916 and 2 letters of condolence following the death of A.P. Lewis in 1963, 1 from Henry A. Cohen from the State of New York Department of Works and 1 from Leon Klein representing the Board of Directors of the Albany Jewish Community Center.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca.1961-1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of handwritten writings and notes from speeches plus a typed script from a play titled "Yomtov in Shule of Yesteryear".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 books, "A History of the Home and School Movement in Ontario" by Lola M. Burgoyne and "The Story of the Toronto Home and School Council - Through the years 1916-1936", an article highlighting Ida Siegel as a pioneer of The Home and School Association, a programme from The Ontario Federation of Home and School Association banquet in 1967 and a copy of a speech honouring Ida Siegel with a life membership at the 1967 banquet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to The Hadassah Chapters of Toronto Lag B'Omer Reception and Tea, 1924.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to the Bureau of Jewish Education Fifth Annual Education Dinner, 1955 in honour of Ida Lewis Siegel and the speech of dedication presented by Dr. Joseph Diamond, Executive Vice President of the Bureau of Jewish Education that honours Ida Lewis Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme for the Toronto Local Council of Women banquet, 1925 with handwritten notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-]-[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of the Junior and Intermediate Zionist Girls Clubs. Included are the group leaders and meeting locations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme for the Toronto Social Welfare Conference held at the King Edward Hotel on April 21, 1931.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the program from the Recreation Congress held on October 5 - 9, 1931. Listed are the sessions and speakers. Included are hand-written notes on the program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of High Holiday Services tickets from Goel Tzedec and Beth Tzedec ranging from 1947 to 1971, pledge cards for Israel Bonds ranging from 1957 to 1973, 4 Beth Tzedec bulletins from 1960, 1965 and 1974, a copy of a sermon delivered December 23, 1967 and some correspondence between Ida Lewis Siegel and synagogue staff (e.g. a letter to Rabbi Rosenberg in September, 1966 opposing a sermon, a request to the board to register husband and wife as rightful members written in May 1967).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certicicate made out to I.H. Siegel from The Erez-Israel Palestine Foundation on September 10, 1925 for the amound of $27.50.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter of thanks from the Canadian Jewish Congress dated August 8, 1967 for a speaking engagement given by Ida Lewis Siegel, minutes from meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress Executive Committee from February 26 and March25, 1976; memos to the TJC Executive Committee re: U.J.W.F. Gift Annuity Plan dated January 28, 1976, re: Supplementary Allocations to Jewish Schools dated March 25, 1976 and re: Moess Chittin Fund dated March 25, 1976; Announcements from the TJC March 25, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Toronto Section Board Meeting minutes February 1, 1968 containing Ida Lewis Siegel's hand-written notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 certificate from the Jewish National Fund to mark that a tree was planted in honour of Ida Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of "Suggestions for Summer Reading" and some poems recommended by the Women's League of the United Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of meeting dates and events for members of the Association of Women's Electors for 1938, 1939 and 1940.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
31
Material Format
text
Date
1912-[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 5 books belonging to Ida Lewis Siegel: "True Friendship Like the Ivy Clings", "Lays of Ancient Rome", "The Vision of Sir Launfal" by Lowell, "Gems from Longfellow" and "Mumu and Kassyan of Fair Springs" by Ivan Turgenev".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme from Toronto Counci of Hazzanim Fourth Annual Ezra and Kadima Gala Concert June 15, 1970.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
33
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
7 audio reels : ca. 300 min.
Scope and Content
File includes 7 audio reels documenting: the reception for Ida's 80th birthday; memoirs on Zionism; synagogue affairs; board of education; and family history.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal letters written by Ida to her daughter, Rivka. Also included is the Bar Mitzvah speech written by Ida Lewis to her father's dictation in 1896 for Charles S. Siegel.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948, 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ticket to League of Nations Society Annual Spring Luncheon on April 13, 1945,a flyer requesting donations from Jewish women following the declaration of the state of Israel dated May 19, 1948 and a letter written by Ida Lewis Siegel to Mr. & Mrs. Victor Sefton dated December 9, 1974.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program for the dedication of The Martin Steinberg Cultural Center on June 22, 1976 in New York City, a list of the suggested programs at the Martin Steinberg Cultural Center, a newspaper clipping from the Toronto Daily Star February 9, 1960 containing a quote from Ida Lewis Siegel and 3 letters - one written June 27, 1914 following attending the 17th American Zionist Convention; one written by C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee of the Toronto Board of Education dated June 19, 1917; a letter written by Ida Lewis Siegel to Rabbi Plaut from Holy Blossom Temple.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1892-[197-]
Physical Description
31 photographs : b&w and col. (2 neg) ; 17 x 21 cm on matte 33 x 24 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Ida Lewis Siegel or her association with: summer camps (Winnebagoe and Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home), school related groups (e.g. Home and School Council, Toronto Board of Education), Jewish organizations (e.g. Daughters of Zion, Canadian Jewish Farm School) and family members. Of note are 3 early tintypes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 21 cm on matte 33 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the 8 founders of the Home and School Council, standing in front of a building in Toronto. Mrs. A. C. Courtice is absent from the picutre. Her image was added during the development process.
Back row, left to right: Mrs. Ida Siegel, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Irwin.
Front row, left to right: Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Pain-Newton, Mrs. McTavish, Mr. Richard Davidson.
Centre: Mrs. A. C. Courtice, organizer and first president.
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.
Physical Condition
Item is in very poor condition. It is broken in half and the edges of the matte are very brittle.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1901
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm on matte 28 x 33 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Lewis, Boyaner, Grossman and Rittenberg families on a picnic in Oakville. The women were all members of the Toronto Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. The subjects are sitting in a field.
Back row, left to right: Charles S. Lewis, Abe Lewis, Jennie Boyaner, Eva Rittenberg, Bella Rittenberg.
Third row, left to right: Ida Lewis, Isidore Siegel, Bessie (Rittenberg) Grossman.
Second row, left to right: Samy Rittenberg, Hannah Lewis, Uncle Rittenberg, Auntie Rittenberg, Sam Grossman.
Front row: Hattie Boyaner, Samy Boyaner, Danny Boyaner.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1931]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Camp Winnebagoe is still operating today as a private co-ed Jewish summer camp for children eight to sixteen years of age. It was founded by Joseph B. and Sadie Danson and was located on 500 acres of land near Huntsville in Ontario's Muskoka region. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes, such as arts and crafts, canoeing, baseball, swimming, music and nature studies. Ida Siegel's son David, was a counsellor at the camp.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of campers and staff at Camp Winnebagoe near Huntsville, Ontario. The image shows the campers and counsellors in their uniforms, lined up for the photograph in front of one of the cabins.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1931]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Camp Winnebagoe is still operating today as a private co-ed Jewish summer camp for children eight to sixteen years of age. It was founded by Joseph B. and Sadie Danson and was located on 500 acres of land near Huntsville in Ontario's Muskoka region. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes, such as arts and crafts, canoeing, baseball, swimming, music and nature studies. Ida Siegel's son David, was a counsellor at the camp.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of swimmers at Camp Winnebagoe in Huntsville, Ontario. The image shows both male and female swimmers in the lake.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte and then moved to Lake Simcoe during the late 1930s and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte from the mid-1920s to the late-1930s and then moved to Lake Simcoe and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her and the house can be seen behind them.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of two women, possibly family relatives of Ida Siegel. The women are standing in a garden.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm on matte 9 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
A. Hershop may have been a cousin of Ida's, since she had a cousin named Max Wershop who lived in New York State.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of the nephew of Ida Siegel and another unidentified man. The handwriting on the verso of the photo reads: From your affectionate nephew [A. Wershop?].
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Seigel flanked by her sons Avrom (left) and David (right) who were both Canadian servicemen at the time. There are several other people standing behind them. The young woman in the front to the left is Ida's daughter Rivka.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Rycus family were neighbours to the Siegel family when they lived at 136 Elizabeth Street. Hinda Falick (née Swartz) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Swartz, who were originally from Romania and later lived in Montreal. She married a man named Avrom Falick, who lived in Toronto. Their second daughter Mary, married Goodman Rycus.
Scope and Content
Item is a formal portrait postcard of Dr. and Mrs. Schwab, Marv Rycus and Hinda Falick. Dr. Schwab is wearing a military uniform with a Magen David on his cap.
Standing, left to right: Marv Rycus; Hinda Falick; Dr. Schwab.
Seated: Mrs. Mary Schwab.
Notes
Title taken from notes of Ida Siegel. Her notes also state that Dr. Schwab was part of the medical unit for Palestine, however this is unconfirmed.
There is writing on the back of the photograph that reads: To our friends Mr. and Mrs. Siegal (sic). From Mary and [Arny?].
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leah Gittel, Rohama Lee, and David Isar were the first, second and third children born to Ida and Isidore Siegel.
Leah Gittel moved to the United States to study nursing. She met and married Rabbi Jerome Labovitz in Philadelphia.
Rohama graduated from the University of Toronto and became a writer. She was a journalist in Canada during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She then moved to the United States in the 1940s and lived in New York City. She co-wrote the 1943 film "Tonight We Raid Calais" and the 1938 film "We're Going to Be Rich" and several short film scripts for the Office of War Information during the Second World War. Later, she edited Film News, a leading film industry magazine.
David served in the Second World War as a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF. He graduated from McMaster University and the Ontario Colllege of Education and became a public school teacher. He later moved to the United States and became executive director of several synagogues and Jewish centres in New York and New Jersey.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of (l-r) Gittel, Rohama and David. Judging by the clothing, the photograph was probably taken around 1940.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
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