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Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
80
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1960
Physical Description
463 photographs : b&w and col. (286 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz (1914-1998) was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. Sylvia had three older sisters, Fannie Helen and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furrier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road.
Sylvia became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in child portraiture.
In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. She was also involved in Communist related organizations and trips that she documented in her photographs.
In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Custodial History
The negatives and proofs were donated by Sylvia's nephew, Herb Solway in two accessions: 2008-1/1 and 2008-4/5.
Scope and Content
The records are in the form of proofs and negatives that were taken by photographer Sylvia Schwartz during her career. They include images of her family, their cottage, her friends, events that she participated in as well as portraits of children, servicemen and women, famous entertainers that she was acquainted with as well as prominent individuals from the Jewish community.
The records are arranged into series which include: portraits of prominent Toronto Jews, military portraits, child portraits, simchas/milestones, entertainers, family and friends and events. Each series consists of both negatives and corresponding proofs. The proofs have been retained for reference purposes as well as to document the decision-making of the photographer.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Subjects
Photographers
Creator
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Accession Number
2008-1-1
2008-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-1953
Physical Description
74 photographs : b&w (37 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her portrait studio. The images depict prominent members of the Jewish community. They are formal portraits, all showing the head and upper body of the sitters.
There are thirty-seven portraits in total. They depict doctors, lawyers and business people, as well as individuals who were active in the community in leadership positions.
Subjects
Jews--Ontario--Toronto
Portraits
Arrangement
Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rose Abromowitz (1908-2001) was born in Toronto in 1908. Her parents were David (1884-1963) and Sarah (nee Winfield) (1885-1955). David arrived in Toronto in 1906. Sarah and her parents, Jacob and Anna, settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania around 1880. Jacob worked as a grocer and relocated his family to Toronto around 1894. Sarah and David were married at the McCaul Street Synagogue in Toronto on 6 March 1906. They resided at 159 York Street after their nuptuals. David's father, Shevach, served as the cantor at Adath Israel. Rose's siblings included Murray and Oscar. Several members of the family later changed their surname to Abron during the early 1940s.
Rose studied at the University of Toronto and became a doctor in 1932. She married Harry Lahman. In November 1943, Rose and Harry moved from Toronto to Altanta, Georgia. Rose passed away on January 7, 2001 at the age of 93. She was survived by a son, Jerome. Her obituary stated: "She officially retired in 1990, but continued to see herself as a doctor until the day she died."
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Abron.
Notes
Associated material note: See the New York Public Library's American Jewish Committee and Oral History Library for further holdings.
Name Access
Abron, Rose, Dr., 1908-2001
Subjects
Physicians
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.
Related Material
See accession 2010-3/1.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Anne Baker Pritzker (1916-2010) graduated from the University of Toronto's physiotherapy program in 1936. She enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. during the Second World War and served as Lieutenant Physiotherapy Aide in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. After the war, Anne initially worked at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. In 1960 she began working at Baycrest as Assistant Supervisor of Physiotherapy, a role she held for 22 years. In October 1961 she married Louis Pritzker. She passed away at age 93 on September 20, 2010.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Anne Baker.
Name Access
Pritzker, Anne Baker, 1916-2010, (subject)
Subjects
Physical therapists
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.
Related Material
See accession # 2010-11-18.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 10 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sophie K. Bennett (1895-) was born in Quebec City in 1895. She married Archie B. Bennett, a business executive and prominent Jewish leader and writer, and had two children, Norda and Avie J. Bennett. While living in Montreal she was the secretary of the Young People's Society of Shaar Hashomayim and the president of the young ladies Zionist Society of Montreal. In Toronto, she was one of the organizers and sat on the first executive board of the Canadian Hadassah. She was the president of the Toronto Hadassah Council from 1931-1933, and in 1934 a scholarship was named in her honour to the Hebrew University.
Bennett held several positions with councils and societies, including the Women's Division of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Women's Canadian ORT and World ORT Union, Hospitality for Candian Jewish Congress, Women's Division, and the Regional Executive of Canadian Jewish Congress. She also had several life and honorary life memberships with the New Mount Sinai Ladies Auxiliary, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Home for the Aged, the Hadassah Organization of Canada, the Art Association of Toronto and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Bennett was the recipient of a plaque as the "Woman of the Year" in recognition for her leadership in the United Jewish Appeal of 1956. She was also presented a Corontation Medal at the time of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's coronation, on May 12th, 1937.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sophie Bennett.
Name Access
Bennett, Sophie, 1895- (subject)
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
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.
Related Material
See accession # 1984-7-4.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between Jan. and May 1953]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the B'nai Brith's Toronto Lodge President in 1947.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Norman Cowan.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 17: 2: 1309, and Fonds 28 : 6 : 307.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joe (Joseph) Danson was the founder of camp Winnebagoe in 1933, the first co-educational camp in Canada, and the father of Barney Danson, MP and Marilyn Farber, the wife of Earl Farber.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Joe Danson.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Bernard Dunkelman was born on 18 December 1911 in Toronto. His parents, David (1883-1978) and Rose (nee Miller), were married on 19 January 1910. Originally from Poland, David came to Canada with his parents in 1895 and settled in Toronto. Rose was born in Philadelphia in 1889 and moved to Canada at the age of 13 and resided there until her death in 1949 at the age of 59. Her father, Harry, was an entrepreneur in the menswear business and it was through his business contacts that she met and married David at the age of 20. They had 6 children : Joseph, Ernest, Zelda, Veronica, Theodora and Benjamin, who fought in both the Second World War and the Israeli War of Independence.
In 1911, David Dunkelman founded Tip Top Tailors, a high end men's clothing store, which currently has about one hundred branches nationwide. Joseph ran Tip Top Tailors from the early 1940s until the late 1940s when Ben returned from the war and bought Joseph's shares of the business. The business was sold to Dylex who subsequently sold it to Grafton-Fraser in 2000. Joseph used the money he received from selling his share of the family business to invest in a television and movie production company (possibly Sony Screen Gems).
Joseph married Jean Lenore Samuels (born 25 February 1912). Joseph and Jean had 3 children, Richard Howard (Dick), Peter and a third child who was handicapped and institutionalized. After Joe and Jean's marriage ended, Joe married Claire Olsen and remained with her until his death. They had one son, Lex. Claire was a movie reviewer and television interviewer.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Joseph Dunkelman.
Name Access
Dunkelman, Joseph, 1911- (subject)
Subjects
Businesspeople
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Anne Farber was connected with Hadassah. She was the mother-in-law of Llyod Fogler.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Anne Farber.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998 (creator)
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 8 x 6 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Earl Allen Farber was a long-time Toronto pharmacist, graduating for the University of Toronto in 1939. He was the husband to Marilyn Farber, née Danson.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Earl Farber.
Subjects
Pharmacists
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 8 x 6 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Marilyn Farber, the wife of long-time Toronto pharmacist, Earl Farber. She was Joe Danson's daughter, the founder of Camp Winnebagoe, and her brother was Barney Danson MP.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Marilyn Farber.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lloyd S.D. Fogler is a prominent lawyer in Toronto, and one of the founding Senior partners of Fogler Rubinoff LLP law firm, established in 1982 by a merger of the Fogler, Siegler, and Rubinoff & Rubinoff law firms. He recieved his B.Comm (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in 1954, and his LL.B. (Hons.) from Osgoode in 1958. He was also admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1958. Fogler was appointed to the Queen's Councel in 1970 in the Province of Ontario.
Folger is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Upper Canada Law Society, and has held several directorial positions with organizations like the Canada land Company, Brampton Brick Limited, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Canadian Opera Company, the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Fogler is also Anne Farber's Son-in-law.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Lloyd Fogler.
Subjects
Lawyers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See accession #2010-12-13.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Frankel (born ca. 1928) is the stepdaughter and daughter respectively of Leo and (Leola?) Frankel. Leo Frankel was the son of Morris Frankel and the nephew of Leo Frankel, who was the founder of Holy Blossom Temple. Nancy married Peter Theimer.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Nancy Frankel at the age of 17.
Name Access
Frankel, Nancy, ca. 1928- (subject)
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 10 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Emil Gartner (1914-1960) was born in Vienna in 1914 and came to Canada in 1938, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. In 1939, he became the conductor of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. He is considered by many to be the most influential and dynamic conductor in the choir's history. Under his leadership, the choir became more accomplished and increased in size. As a result, its repertoire increased considerably to include Canadian folk songs, and eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century works, in addition to the Yiddish and Hebrew folk songs and operettas that they had performed in the past. During Gartner's tenure the choir also performed with many world-renowned guests and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra often assisted the choir. Fagel Freeman Gartner, the director's wife, was the choir's accompanist. Gartner was also a faculty member at the Hamburg Conservatory of Music in Toronto and remained conductor of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir until 1959, a year before his sudden death in an automobile crash in 1960.
Esther Gartner was born in Toronto, Ontario and studied piano and the cello in high school. She continued her studies, focusing on the cello, at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance with honours. After university, she continued her studies in Lausanne Switzerland with the aid of a Canada Council grant. While in Lausanne, she was continuo soloist with L'Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne under the direction of Michel Corboz, was the cellist in the Quatuor Gerecz, and was also a member of L'Ochestre de Chambre de Lausanne for one season. She returned to Toronto to join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as a cellist and chamber music performer, as well as a teacher.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Emil Gartner and his daughter Esther Gartner.
Name Access
Gartner, Emil, 1914-1960 (subject)
Subjects
Fathers and daughters
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 33, file 4, item 18.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Elisha Gelber (1903-1970) was born on November 16th, 1903 in Toronto. His parents were Moses and Sophie Gelber. Eddie married Anna (nee David), who later became a prominent obstetrician. Eddie and Anna had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. Eddie died in Jerusalem in 1970.
Eddie received his BA from the University of Toronto in 1925 and his MA from Columbia University in 1929. He was also a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned his Masters of Hebrew Literature. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar, Osgoode Hall in 1934 and the Palestine Bar in 1937. A prominent communal worker, Eddie acted as President of the Zionist Council of Canada, President of the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, President of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund and honourary vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress during his lifetime.
Name Access
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Subjects
Lawyers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 14 for portrait of Eddie's wife, Dr. Anna Gelber
See Fonds 36 (Edward E. Gelber fonds)
See MG6 E3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Anna (nee David) Gelber (1907-2007) was born in Palestine in 1907 and passed away November 20th, 2007. Anna received her Doctor of Science from Sorbonne Univeristy in Paris, France and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. An obstetrician, at one point she worked in the Medical Department of Toronto's Women's College Hospital. Anna was also a prominent communal worker, active as a member of the National Executive Board of the Canadian Hadassah.
Anna married Eddie Gelber, a prominent communal worker. They had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. She and Eddie travelled significantly between Israel and Toronto during their marriage.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Anna Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Anna, 1907-2007 (subject)
Subjects
Physicians
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.
Related Material
See also Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 13 for portrait of Anna's husband, Mr. Eddie Gelber.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 13 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Anna (nee David) Gelber (1907-2007) was born in Palestine in 1907 and passed away November 20th, 2007. Anna received her Doctor of Science from Sorbonne Univeristy in Paris, France and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. An obstetrician, at one point she worked in the Medical Department of Toronto's Women's College Hospital. Anna was also a prominent communal worker, active as a member of the National Executive Board of the Canadian Hadassah.
Anna married Eddie Gelber, a prominent communal worker. They had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. She and Eddie travelled significantly between Israel and Toronto during their marriage.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Anna Gelber andher children, Edna, Lynn and David.
Name Access
Gelber, Anna, 1907-2007 (subject)
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998 (creator)
Subjects
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and sons
Physicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See also Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 13 for portrait of Anna's husband, Mr. Eddie Gelber.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ruth (Grossman) Godfrey was the daughter of Rose and Moses Grossman. Ruth's siblings included Esther and Anne (Pescoe). The Grossman family left Galacia due to pogroms in 1921 and settled in Canada. Ruth married Bert Godfrey (b. 1 June 1908), son of Minnie (Reisman) and Solomon. Bert became the President of S. Godfrey Co., a wool import and export company founded by Samuel Godfrey and was also the founding president of Beth Tzedec Synagogue. Ruth and Bert had two children, Corrine Leigh and Sheldon J.
An organization executive, Ruth acted as president of both the Scopus Chapter of Hadassah and of the UJA Service Council and an executive officer of fundraising for the Home for the Aged, the UJA and the United Jewish Welfare Fund. She was also involved with the Federation of Women's Organizations and the Jewish Public Library in Toronto.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mrs. Ruth Godfrey.
Subjects
Executives
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 37, series 1, file 2 for portraits of Ruth Godfrey at Negev Dinner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm, 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Gotfrid (1907-2007) was born 20 October 1907 in Toronto. His parents were Louis and Fannie. Sam had 3 siblings: Nathan, Sadie (Berg) and Harold. Sam studied at the University of Toronto, receiving a BA in Political Science and Economics in 1928. He also graduated from Osgood Hall in 1931 and received his QC in 1955. Sam practiced law for nearly 60 years, including many years as part of Gotfrid, Noble & Dennis. He specialized in commercial law, real estate and general corporation law. Sam was also heavily involved in communal work. He acted as a board member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and as a member executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Central Region).
He married Freda (nee Birnhaum). They had two children: Peter H. and Mona Ellen. Sam died in his home on December 3, 2007.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sam Gotfrid.
Name Access
Gotfrid, Sam, 1907-2007 (subject)
Subjects
Lawyers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 Apr. 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm, 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Joseph Granatstein (1905-1979) was born on 20 April 1905 in Toronto. His parents were Fanny Yanover and Israel M. Granatstein. Samuel attended Upper Canada College before obtaining his BA from the University of Toronto in 1927. An industrialist, Samuel became the president of M. Granatstein and Son Ltd., which was founded in 1895 by his grandfather, Mr. Mendel Granatstein. A prominent communal worker, Sam was co-chairman of the Bathurst St. JCC.
Sam married Frieda Rose (d. 2 September 1986) of Rochester, NY, whose mother was one of the founders of the American Hadassah. Frieda and Samuel had two children, Ruth Ann (Greisman) and Paul David. Samuel died on March 11, 1979.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. Sam J. Granatstein.
Name Access
Granatstein, Samuel Joseph, 1905-1979 (subject)
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998 (creator)
Subjects
Industrialists
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 Apr. 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 13 cm, 13 x 17 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben and Elsie Harold were Labour Zionists, and Ben was a UJA chairman in 1982. The family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Ben passed away before Elsie.
Elsie Harold (b 21 May 1915 - 12 May 2006) was born in 1915 and had three siblings, Saul Freeman, Ruth Netter and Pearl Mekler. She married Ben Harold and had three children, Nancy Harold, Dr. David Harold and Dr. Rena Harold. She was a grandmother to 7 grandchildren and great grandmother of 4 great grandchildren prior to her death in 2006.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Ben and Elsie Harold with their daughter.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998 (creator)
Subjects
Parent and child
Portraits, Group
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 June 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Florence "Faigie" Rosichan (nee Hutner) (1907-1991) was born on 16 February 1907 in the United States to parents Pauline Cooper and Herman Hutner. They had 3 other children: Arthur, Melba (Pollock) and Beulah (Abramson). Florence married Arthur Rosichan. They had one son: Richard. Florence died on January 6, 1991.
She received her BA in social work from the University of Toronto and her MA from Columbia University. She spent many years as the Executive Director of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in Toronto during the 1940s and 1950s.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Florence ("Faigie") Hutner.
Notes
2 images on 1 negative.
Name Access
Hutner, Florence, 1907-1991 (subject)
Subjects
Executives
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.
Related Material
See accession 1992-6-4 for a video of Florence Hutner's memorial service.
See Fonds 28: 6: 104 for a portrait of Florence Hutner.
See accession 2001-6-5 for textual records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Mitchell kohan was a prominent Toronto obstetrician and gynecologist. He married Lena Kohan in July 1924. Dr. Kohan was also an Associate Professor of Medicine in the University of Toronto and the Chief of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. The Dr. Mitchell Kohan Scholarship was established in the Faculty of Medicine by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cohen in his memory, and is awarded annually to a student in the final year who has achieved Honours standing, with an emphasis on excellence in Medicine.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Mitchell Kohan.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998 (creator)
Subjects
Physicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm, 13 x 10 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Joseph L. Kronick was born 30 September 1926. His parents were Samuel (d. 3 November 1962) and Gertrude (Willinsky) Kronick. Originally from Lithuania, Samuel Kronick immigrated to Canada in 1903. Samuel founded the American Hat Company and was responsible for organizing Toronto's first union in the millnery trade. An agricultural settlement for Jewish refugees in Israel was established and named Kronick Colony in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kronick. The couple had two sons, Joseph L. and Dr. Moses B. Kronick and two daughters, Mrs. B. (Miriam) Horowitzand Mrs. David D. (Leah) Cohen. Dr. Moses B. Kronick resided in Toronto, while both of the daughters moved to Los Angeles, California.
Joe and his wife, Doreen (Pape) had three children: Noah, Sarah and Adam. Joe was the owner and director of Camp White Pine, a children's summer camp he opened in 1956. The camp is located in the Haliburton Highlands outside of Toronto. Joe's son, Adam, took over as director of Camp White Pine in 1987. He has run the camp with his wife, Dana, as co-Director since 1990.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Joe Kronick.
Name Access
Kronick, Joseph, 1926- (subject)
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 Mar. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 12 cm, 13 x 18 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Louis Lazonick was involved with the Yehoash Club and worked at the H. Williams & Co. Ltd. pawnbroker shop in Toronto later in his life.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Lazonick.
Subjects
Married people
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
19 May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 14 cm, 13 x 18 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Irwin Lightman was born on 22 October 1919, in Vienna, Austria. He was the son of Samuel and Sarah Lichtman of Galicia, Austria. On 20 July 1946, he married Selma (née Vise) and together they had three children: Bernard, Ellen and Jonathan. Lightman was a dentist by profession. He was an active supporter of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Irwin also chaired the UJA's Toronto Leadership Developement Group in the 1960s, a group whose aims were to train young men to take on responisbilities within the Jewish community, societies and welfare funds.
Selma Lightman is the daughter of Gertrude Schwartz, who was the cousin of Sylvia Schwartz, the photographer. Selma was a Membership Chairperson for the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University during the 1960s, while Irwin was an executive member.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Irwin and Selma Lightman.
Subjects
Dentists
Married people
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 18, series 1, item 26 for a portrait of Dr. Irwin Lightman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 18 cm, 13 x 9 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Sadie Oelbaum (née Margulies) was the wife of Julius Irving Oelbaum, and had two daughters, Dorothy Koven and Helen Simpson. They were married on 3 June 1923.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sadie Oelbaum.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 37, series 4-1, item 4 for a family portrait of the Oelbaums.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry J. Pollock (1920- ) was the first president of Temple Sinai and is an advertising executive, writer and teacher. He developed an interest in the work of James Joyce and established the James Joyce Society in Toronto in 1964. Pollock has written and staged several plays that were adaptations of Joyce's works, including 'Yes, I will yes,' 'Night boat from Dublin,' and 'Giacomo de Trieste,'. Pollock has delivered talks at Joyce symposia in Canada, Ireland and Italy, as well as co-editing proceedings from some of these Joyce conferences. He has also written a novel ('Gabriel,') and some poetry. In addition, Pollock has written and produced several television programmes and radio documentaries. In 1969 Pollock became a Fellow of Stong College, York University and offered college tutorials on Joyce and creative writing there until 1995. He received an honourary D.Litt in 1995 from York University. He also served as the curator of the Anglo-Irish collection at McMaster University in Hamilton, 1970-1972.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Harry Pollock.
Notes
Associated material note: See Fonds 0381 at the York University Archives and Special Collections for his research about James Joyce.
Name Access
Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Pollock, Harry J., 1920- (subject)
Subjects
Authors
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.
Related Material
See accession 1990-1-5 item 5029 for a group portrait with Harry Pollock.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm, 13 x 10 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Irving Posluns is a member of the Posluns family. His mother was Sadie Posluns from Los Angeles. Irving married Shirley (Carpman). They had 3 children: Marie Helaine (b. 1951), Harold Lewis (b. 1952) and Randi Lynn (b. 1960).
He originally worked at the family's ladies wear factory and later in life became a commercial portrait photographer. His business, the Irving Posluns Portrait Studio, is located on Broadview Avenue in Toronto. Ryerson University's Irving A. Posluns Scholarship for portrait photography is named in his honour.
A history of the Poslaniec (Posluns) family can be found online at: http://www.posluns.com/
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Irving Posluns.
Subjects
Photographers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm, 13 x 10 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Helen Potash was born in Toronto in 1919 to Melville Potash (Potasiewicz) and Jennie Potash (nee Kroch/Krocz). Helen received her BA in Arts and Sciences from University College at the University of Toronto in 1940. She married Albert E. Glazer (1918-2004) of Toronto, son of Sam and Anna Glazer (nee Brandfeld/Brondfield), which whom she had three children: Stephen (b. 1947), Karen (b. 1950) and Sam (b. 1955).
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Helen Potash.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm, 13 x 18 cm.
Admin History/Bio
Bev Ragal later became Beverley Applebaum.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Bev Ragal.
Notes
2 images on 1 negative.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 5-2, item 4 for informal group portraits of Bev Ragal with Schwartz family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Alvin Benjamin Rosenberg was born on February 26th, 1925. His parents were Esther and Henry. He married Ileen Perlman. Alvin and Ileen had seven children: Ellen, Paul, David, Anne, Joan, Lily and Beth.
Alvin attended the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He began his career as a barrister and solicitor, during which time he practised with the firm Rosenberg, Smith for more than 30 years. He later became a judge and from 1983-1990 served on the High Court of Justice. From 1990-1999 he served on the Ontario Court of Justice. In addition, Alvin was a member of the editorial board for Advocate's Quarterly, a publication for which he wrote a number of articles. He also co-authored Appellate Advocacy with Marvin J. Huberman in 1996. Rosenberg was also appointed for a short-term position with the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Law.
Active in his community, Alvin was involved with the United Jewish Appeal Campaign, the Baycrest Hospital and the Jewish Home for the Aged. Alvin also served as the Vice-President of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Alvin Rosenberg.
Name Access
Rosenberg, Alvin, 1925- (subject)
Subjects
Judges
Lawyers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sidney Roth (d. June 2, 2013) was the cousin of Sylvia Schwartz and the son of Abraham Roth, the owner of Roth Garments Ltd. on 126 Spadina Avenue. He was an insurance agent.
Sidney Roth was married to Sylvia and had two children, Arlene and Myles. He had 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Sheldon, Jessica, Yuriy, Joshua, Greer, Daniel, Dafna, Mitchell, and Kelly, and 4 great grandchildren, Malacai, Jonah, Shiloh, and Leah.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Sidney Roth.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Sadowski (1894-1974) was born 5 April 1894 in Massey, Ontario. He was the son of Rose (d. 3 February 1946) and Henry Sadowski (d. 15 July 1950) who immigrated to Canada and settled in Massey, Ontario in the 1880s. Henry and Rose opened the Sadowski General Store in Massey. Ben eventually moved to Toronto and married Pearl (nee Vise). Ben and Pearl had one child, Yvonne, who received her MA in Sociology from the University of Toronto and married Dr. L. S. Davis, MD. Ben died on Nov 20, 1974. Pearl died August 30, 1982.
Ben received a BA in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto in 1918 and spent three years as a Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at the university. He was President of both National Motors Limited and the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association of Canada during his career. During the Second World War, Ben served with the Vehicle Production Committee.
Ben was one of the founders and the first President of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and a President of Jewish Family and Child Service Agency. An active communal leader, Ben received an MBE in 1946 for distinguished service to the Family Rehabilitation programme of Toronto and became the recipient of two Coronation Medals from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for outstanding communal endeavours. The UJA Federation's Ben Sadowski Award of Merit is named in his honour.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Ben Sadowski.
Name Access
Sadowski, Ben, 1894-1974 (subject)
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Siegel (nee Lewis) (1885-1982) was born 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally from Lithuania, her parents Samuel and Hannah Ruth (nee Ticktin) Lewis immigrated to the United States in the mid-1880s with their two sons, Abe and Charles. Ida was the only Lewis child to be born in the United States. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. Ida was educated in both Pittsburgh and Toronto public schools and attended the University of Toronto.
On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel at the Elm Street Synagogue. They had 6 children: Rohama, Leah Gittel (Labovitz), David Isar, Sarah (Sairlee), Avrom Fichel, Rivka Hadassah.
An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found the Daughters of Zion, the first ladies Zionist society in Canada, in 1899. She was also responsible for founding the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. She was instrumental in the organization of the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto, located on Elizabeth Street in the Ward. This eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements and the Toronto Board of Education (elected to Board, 1930-36) and the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education (honorary secretary). In 1917, Ida helped to organize a fundraising body for the Jewish community known as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. This would later become the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Ida Siegel.
Name Access
Siegel, Ida, 1885-1982 (subject)
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 15 (Ida Lewis Siegel fonds).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Skip (Scuyler) Sigel Q.C. is a senior Client Partner in Korn/Ferry International’s Toronto office, and is a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial and Technology Markets. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, he served as senior vice president and general counsel to Commercial Alcohols, Inc., Canada’s largest producer of fuel ethanol and industrial and beverage grade alcohol. Before this, Skip was a senior partner with Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest international law firm and co-founded its Toronto office.
Skip has lectured extensively at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an executive professor in residence at the Schulich School of Business at York University and a lecturer in International Strategic Planning in the School’s IMBA Program.
Skip holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He was called to the bar in 1963 and was appointed to the Queen's counsel in 1979.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Skip (Schuyler) Segal.
Notes
2 images on one negative.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Albert White was an office furniture and stationary supply store owner, and one of the original members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Albert White.
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 61: 2-2 for group photographs with Albert White at Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. events.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 Mar. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Issie Wilson was a manufacturor of ladies wear in Toronto, and a member of B'nai Brith.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Issie Wilson.
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.
Related Material
See accession # 2006-8-8 for a group photograph with Issie Wilson on the B'nai Brith Softball team.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
30 Sept. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Raphael (Ralph) Wintrob is a former journalist, teacher and teacher-librarian. Since retiring he has taught a variety of courses at the senior studies program (L.I.F.E. Institute), Ryerson University, in the areas of philosophy and literature. He has also taught his Hebrew short novels course at a Toronto synagogue. He is now the co-ordinator of Wintrob Editorial Services.
Ralph married Kitty, the author of "I'm Not Going Back," in 1959 while he was a journalist with the CBC. They have one daughter, Suzanne who is also a writer and editor. He is also the son of Gertrude Schwartz's sister, Zelda Wintrob. In 1989, Ralph was a founding member and chair of the Toronto Jewish Theatre Committee (TJTC), and the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition (CJPC). In 1999, the downtown Toronto Miles Nadal JCC adopted this program.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Raphael (Ralph) Wintrob.
Subjects
Journalists
Teachers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-1946
Physical Description
72 photographs : b&w (36 negatives) : 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her studio. The images depict formal portraits of both male and female Jewish military personnel. While some images show just the head and upper body of the sitter, others capture the entire body in uniform.
There are thirty-seven portraits in total. Each portrait depicts a member of the Jewish community who served in the Second World War. Portraits feature images of members of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and the Red Cross. In addition to this, there are three images of Canadian Jewish doctors who were members of the American military. Female military personnel in this series served as WRENs and in the Red Cross.
In image 34, the soldier is pictured with his wife and in image 20 the soldier is pictured with his bride. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Portraits
Physical Condition
One negative (image 26) has discoloured to a canary yellow shade; signifies that an anti-halation dye was not removed while processing; will not adversely affect the other negatives in the series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Petty Officer Allen.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Norda Bennett attended the University of Toronto from 1941 to 1943, studying Philosophy and English. She joined the Women's division of the Royal Canadian Air Force in June 1943, and upon her dischage in 1944, returned to the University to continue in a General Course. She was reporter for the Varisty News and a member of the Player's guild. She married Abraham D. Berlin, a Queen's Engineering graduate and businessman, and is the daughter of A.B. and Sophie Bennett.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Norda Bennett.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 17 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Morton 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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. (Himel?) Braun was a Doctor and First Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. Braun.
Subjects
Physicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Captain Winston Ira Breslin was in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. He is the only child of Dr. Louis Breslin and Reba Nathanson. Reba died in 1918, and Louis married Rae Cohen, daughter of Max and Fannie Cohen.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Captain Winston Breslin.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Garfield Cass was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Forces during the Second World War. He married Dorothy Willinsky, the daughter of Abraham Willinsky.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Garfield Cass.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Navy
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Canadian Red Cross Society during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mrs. Cooper.
Name Access
Canadian Red Cross Society
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hon. Barnett Jerome Danson, PC, CC, (8 February 1921-17 October 2011) is a former Canadian politician and cabinet minister. His parents were Joseph (b. October 5, 1885) and Sadie (nee Wolfe) Danson (1891-1981). They had 3 children: Bertram, Marilyn (Farber) and Barney. Joseph and Sadie founded Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoka, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and offered athletic and social programs.
In 1939, at the age of 18, Barney joined the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He became a lieutenant and served in the Second World War until he was severely wounded at the Battle of Normandy in August, 1944. As a result of his wounds, Barney lost sight in one eye. This injury led Barney to a lifelong involvement with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) with a focus on education and educational materials for the visually impaired.
After the war, Barney returned to Toronto to work briefly in his family's insurance business before entering the plastics industry, first as a sales manager for Maple Leaf Plastics (1950) and then as founder of his own company, the Danson Corporation (1958). During this time Barney served as the President of the Society of Plastics Industry of Canada.
In 1968, Barney was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal MP for the Toronto-area riding of York-North. He served in this position until he was defeated in 1978. From 1970-1972 he acted as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. From 1974-1976, Barney held a position in the Cabinet as Minister of State for Urban Affairs. He later served as the Minister of National Defense from 1976-1979. During this time, Barney and Trudeau founded Katimavik, a national volunteer program for Canadian youth. Barney continued his political career by serving as Canada's Consul General in Boston from 1984-1986.
Outside of politics, Barney has held positions on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and spearheaded the advisory committee on the Canadian War Museum which opened in Ottawa on May 8, 2005. The main theatre at the Canadian War Museum is named in his honour. During this time he was also the producer of a 6 part mini-series for the CBC entitled "No Price Too High." The series documented Canada's role in the Second World War. Barney has also acted as the Director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, is a founding member of Temple Emmanu-El in Toronto and was an officer of Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded.
Over the last several decades Barney has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Honourary Life Member of Ontario Merit and Non-Status Indian Association (1975), Family of Man Award from B'nai Brith of Canada (1975), Officer of France - National Order of Merit (1994), Churchill Society's award for "excellence in the course of parliamentary democracy", the Vimy Award (2000) and an honourary Doctor of Law (York University, 2006). He was also made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour in 2007. In addition, Barney was given the Order of Canada in 1996 and then further promoted to a Companion of Canada in 2007. Barney was also the chancellor of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario for many years and received an honourary degree from them in 1993.
Barney married Isobel (nee Bull) (b. 3 June 1922) in London, England on February 6, 1943. The couple had four sons: Kenneth B., John A. H., Timothy S. B. and Peter T.J. Barney died on 17 October 2011.
Barney's autobiography, "Not Bad for a Sergeant : The Memoir of Barney Danson" was published in 2002.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Barney Danson.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Danson, Barney, 1921-2011 (subject)
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.
Related Material
See also accession # 2006-8-15.
See also Danson Family Papers, accession # 1990-11-11, 1990-12-9 and 1990-12-11.
See also item #3173 for a portrait of Barney in the 1970s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Mar. 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Captain Emmanuel Farber was born in Toronto on October 19, 1918. His parents, Morris and Mary (nee Madorsky) came to Canada from Russia and opened a confectionery store on Queen Street. They had two sons, Emmanuel (Manny) and Lionel (Lester) and one daughter, Sophie.
Manny married Ruth Wilma on 16 April 1942. The couple had one daughter, Naomi Beth.
After completing his training at Hamilton General Hospital, Manny graduated with a medical degree and a specialization in anatomic and clinical pathology from the University of Toronto in 1942. From 1943-1946, Manny served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.). His rank was Captain upon discharge. Later, Manny moved to the United States to continue his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a PhD in Biochemistry in 1949. After graduation, Manny and Ruth wanted to return to Canada, but Manny was unable to find work since at the time no Canadian university was accepting full-time Jewish faculty members in their medical schools. Instead, the Farbers remained in the United States and Manny taught at a number of American universities including Tulane University, the University of Pittsburgh (Jefferson Medical College) and Fels Cancer Research Institute of Temple University. Heavily involved with medical research in the fields of pathology and biochemistry, Manny was a member of the Surgeon General’s Committee on Smoking and Health of the U.S. Government (1961 – 1964) and sat on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Cancer Research from 1964-1967 and 1970-1973. He acted as President of the same organization from 1972-1973.
In 1976, Manny and Ruth found the academic climate in Canada more open to Jewish faculty members and returned to Canada to continue teaching. Manny was appointed Chairman of the Department of Pathology and of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. In 1986 he became a Professor Emeritus with the same departments. He remained teaching at U of T until his professional retirement in 1993.
Ruth passed away in 1993. In 2000, Manny married his close companion, Henrietta Keller Schleider, and the couple settled in Columbia, South Carolina.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Manny Farber.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Subjects
College teachers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Saul Fox was a Leading Aircraftsman in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Saul Fox.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
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