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Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
33
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1913]-1984
Physical Description
264 photographs (98 negatives) : b&w and col. ; 28 x 35 cm or smaller
2 folders of textual records
Admin History/Bio
William (Bill) I. Stern (1921-2007) was born Izick Stern in Toronto on 24 February, 1921, to Moishe (Morris) Shternshis (ca. 1893-1976) and Fanny Rumianek (ca. 1896-1991). He was an active and respected member of both the Toronto and Hamilton Jewish communities.
Bill began his education in Toronto at Grace Street and Givens Street elementary schools. He later attended the Central Technical Institute for chemistry. In the late 1930s, Bill left Central Tech to work for his father, but eventually returned to school until the start of the Second World War. At this time, Bill enlisted in the Royal Canadian Airforce and served as a Leading Aircraftsman for three years in France, Belgium and Germany. At the end of the war, he returned to Central Tech and completed his junior matriculation (grade 12) in January of 1946. In December 1946, Bill married his first wife, Toronto-born Laura Rubinstein (1923-1963). The couple had two children, Hershel (1953-) and Sheila (1957-1996).
From 1946 to 1951, Bill studied social work at the University of Toronto through a government sponsored program for war veterans. When he graduated, he practiced social work at several community institutions such as the Children's Aid Society, the University Settlement House and St. Christopher House, in Toronto. In 1956, he was offered a position as director of activities for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre (JCC). He remained in Hamilton at this post until 1960 and then returned to Toronto as a divisional director of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, where he initiated the fund's Social Planning Department. In 1963, upon the death of his wife Laura, Bill returned to Hamilton as the director of the JCC, and later the executive director of the Hamilton Council of Jewish Organizations (CJO), a position which he held for nine years from 1964 until 1973.
After two years with the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Buffalo, Bill returned to Toronto in 1975 and briefly served two years as the executive director of the Canadian Zionist Federation, Central Region. He then returned to private practice, working as a community consultant and later as a job placement coach at the University of Toronto's School of Social Work.
Bill was an active supporter of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the author of "You Don't Have to Be Jewish", a book on Jewish film. He held several positions with philanthropic organizations such as the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest, and the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science. He was also a volunteer at the Ontario Jewish Archives. Bill lived in Toronto with his second wife of more than thirty years, Elizabeth Uptegrove (1952-), until his passing on 18 April 2007.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Bill Stern until they were donated to the Archives.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of photographs documenting the Stern and Rumianek families, individuals and organizations from the Hamilton and Toronto Jewish communities, as well as Bill Stern and his fellow servicemen during the Second World War.
The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Family photographs; Military photographs; Hamilton Jewish community photographs; Toronto Jewish community photographs; and Camp photographs. The photographs have been described at the item level and have been arranged chronologically. The textual material consists of two files containing records related to Bill Stern's professional and philanthropic career, as well as some family invitations.
Name Access
Stern, William, 1921-2007
Subjects
Communities
Families
World War, 1939-1945
Related Material
See "Stern family" clipping file
Creator
Stern, William, 1921-2007
Accession Number
1980-2-1
1981-9-4
1985-6-6
1986-1-8
1991-5-5
1991-5-6
1994-1-4
2004-5-96
2004-5-135
2004-5-141
2005-5-2
2005-5-9
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 33; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
Fonds
33
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of one invitation to the wedding of Esther Rumianek and Joe Glass and an invitation to Bill Stern's bar mitzvah.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Weddings
Accession Number
1994-1-4
2004-5-135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 33; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
Fonds
33
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of textual records related to Bill Stern's professional and philanthropic career. The material includes documents related to Bill Stern's retirement, including a farewell speech given at his "au revoir" party, and letters of congratulations from prominent community members and dignitaries. There is also a certificate of appreciation from the Canadian Zionist Federation and some newspaper articles written by or about Bill Stern.
Accession Number
1991-5-6
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]-1976
Physical Description
84 photographs : b&w and col. (55 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's father, Moishe (Morris) Shternshis (ca. 1893-1976), was born in Lagov, Poland, the son of Lebil and Rachel (Shedlovsky) Shternshis. He came to Canada in 1911, and upon his arrival, changed his surname to Stern. Bill Stern's mother, Fanny Rumianek (ca. 1896-1991), was born in Chmelelnick, Poland, the daughter of Moishe Hamelech and Golda (Zimmerman) Rumianek. The family arrived in Canada in 1913. Moishe and Fanny met a few years later, and were married at the Ostrovtzer Synagogue on Cecil Street on 16 December, 1916. The couple moved to Hamilton in 1917, but later returned to Toronto.
For over forty years, Moishe worked as a milkman. Beginning in 1921, he was the first Jewish independent milkman in Toronto. It was a profitable and successful venture for the Stern family, and as a result, Moishe founded a co-operative in 1944, with six other milkmen. Named the Alliance Dairy, the business was eventually bought by Borden's Creamery in 1966, and Moishe retired as a result. Fanny volunteered much of her time to organizations such as the Jewish Old Folks Home and Sunnybrook Hospital.
The first child born to Moishe and Fanny was Max Stern (1918-1997), who eventually joined the army, married Ruth Soles, and had two daughters, Bonnie and Janie. Today, Bonnie is a well-known Canadian cook-book author. Bill was the second child, born in 1921.
In 1923, Moishe brought his younger brother, Sam Stern (1912-1939), to Canada from Lagov, Poland. Although actually his uncle, Bill was raised knowing Sam as his brother. In 1933, Sam travelled to Palestine and founded the Ginosar Kibbutz, near Tibireus. He was killed six years later while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs documenting the Stern and Rumianek families. They include individual and group portraits, as well as snapshots of family events and gatherings.
The photographs have been arranged chronologically and have been described at the item level.
Accession Number
1980-2-1
1981-9-4
1986-1-8
1991-5-5
1991-5-6
2004-5-96
2004-5-135
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 10 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Bill Stern's mother, Fanny (Rumianek) Stern, his maternal grandfather Moishe Hamelech Rumianek, and his aunt Esther (Rumianek) Glass. This photograph was taken the same year the family arrived in Toronto.
Notes
Matte is inscribed with the studio stamp: Fraser, 694 Yonge, Toronto
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm in frame 20 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Fanny (Rumianek) Stern and her sister Esther (Rumianek) Glass.
Subjects
Sisters
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photo postcard of Miss [Rachel?] Glass, the niece of Bill Stern's maternal aunt and uncle, Joe and Esther (Rumianek) Glass. She is wearing a checkered jacket and a white wide-brimmed hat. The photo was taken at Empire Studio on Bathurst Street.
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.
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Moishe Stern in London, Ontario as a young man.
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.
Places
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Rumianek family in New York visiting Harry Zimmerman (front left). In the back row, from left to right, are Moishe Stern, Fanny (Rumianek) Stern, Ester (Rumianek) Glass, and Joe Glass. Moishe Hamelech Rumianek is seated in the front on the right.
Harry Zimmerman was the brother of Bill Stern's maternal grandmother, Golda (Zimmerman) Rumianek.
Notes
The location of this photograph is unknown. It currently exists in electronic format only. A photocopy has been filed in the box in place of the original, until it is located.
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.
Places
New York (N.Y.).
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Bessie Kuchar and Fanny (Rumainek) Stern. The two women are wearing spring hats and carrying umbrellas and white gloves.
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
2004-5-141
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lebil Shternshis was Bill Stern's paternal grandfather. Peah and Jonas were his aunt and uncle. Peah Shternshis was brought to Canada by Bill's father Moishe in 1927, and married a Tepperman in 1930. Jonas left Poland for Brazil in 1919.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Lebil Sternshis with his daughter Peah and son Lebil in Lagov, Poland.
Pictured from left to right are: Peah, Lebil and Jonas.
Subjects
Father and child
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.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Bill Sten's paternal aunt, Toby (Stern) Melamed, wearing a winter coat and hat. The photograph was taken at L. Surdin's studio on Cameron Street.
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.
Places
Cameron Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill Stern as a young child standing on the front porch of 306 Crawford Street, with his older brother Max and his paternal aunt Toby (Stern) Melamed. All three are dressed in winter coats and hats.
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.
Places
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 35mm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Bill Stern at age three, standing outside 306 Crawford Street.
Subjects
Boys
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.
Places
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lebil Shternshis was Bill Stern's paternal grandfather. His aunt Peah was brought to Canada by his father Mosihe in 1927, while his aunt Rivka was brought in 1930. Peah later married a Tepperman and Rivka married Phillip Greenspan.
Scope and Content
This item is a postcard photo of the Shternshis family in Lagov, Poland. Pictured from left to right is Rivka, Lebil and Peah. There is writing in Yiddish on the verso of the card.
Name Access
Shternshis family
Shternshis, Lebil
Shternshis, Peah
Shternshis, Rivka
Subjects
Postcards
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.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 9 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry Glass was Joe and Esther (Rumianek) Glass' son.
Scope and Content
This item is a postcard photo of Bill Stern's cousin, Harry Glass, standing with Irving Ungerman's sister. Harry is dressed in a formal top hat and tails, and the young girl is dressed in a formal dress and veil and carrying a bouquet of flowers.
Subjects
Children
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill Stern at the age of five, seated in a toy pedal car. He is in the yard of his home at 306 Crawford Street.
Subjects
Boys
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.
Places
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 May 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 cm x 19 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Bill Stern's maternal uncle, Murray Rumack, (born Rumainek) holding a telephone.
Subjects
Boys
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
2004-5-135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 10 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of the Stern family, taken at a photo studio in Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, Sam Stern.
Middle row, left to right: Fanny Stern, Max Stern, Moishe Stern.
Front row, Bill Stern.
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 9 x 14 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a Rosh Hashana postcard with a photograph of Bill Stern's paternal aunt Peah. The card used for the New Year greeting is from a general design stock, since it has a drawing of an eagle, a canon and the American flag on it, but the photograph was taken at Bronstein's Studio, located at 618 Dundas Street West in Toronto.
Subjects
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
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.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1991-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1931]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy portrait of Moishe Hamelech Rumianek, taken at a studio in Toronto.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Moishe Stern was visiting his father, Libel Shternshis in Poland at the time of this photograph.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Moishe Stern, along with six other men in Warsaw, Poland. Pictured from left to right are:
[unidentified], [unidentified], Mr. [Sam?] Nissenbaum, [unidentified], Moishe Stern, [unidentified].
Subjects
Men
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.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max was bar mitzvahed at the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society at 350 Dundas Street W., on the second floor.
Scope and Content
This item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Max Stern, taken at Hardy Studio in Toronto.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1991-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sam (Shlomo) Stern with his friends in High Park. Pictured from left to right are: David Weiss, Sam Stern, Harry Steiner and [?] Weiss (the brother of David).
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.
Places
High Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Bill Stern with his brothers Sam (Shlomo) Stern, Max Stern and Howard Atin, the son of Irving Atin, tenants living in the Stern house on Crawford Street. This photograph was taken the day Sam Stern left for Palestine. Pictured from left to right are:
Back row: Bill Stern, Sam Stern, Max Stern.
In front: Howard Atin.
Subjects
Brothers
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.
Places
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Moishe Stern (on right), with his milk wagon and assistant, at the northeast corner of Soho and Queen Streets.
Subjects
Wagons
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.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Soho Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 6 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Stern left Canada for Israel in 1933. Upon his arrival, he joined the Degania Bet Kibbutz, where he stayed until 1934, when he moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1936, he helped found the Ginosar kibbutz. He was killed in 1939 while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young Torontonians from the Young Poale Zion Alliance, the precursor to Habonim, at Degania Bet kibbutz. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Dr. Sam Hurwich, Mrs. Hurwich, [unidentified], [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: Sam Stern, [unidentified], [unidentified], Sol Berkofsky.
Subjects
Kibbutzim
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.
Places
Palestine
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 9 x 6 cm and 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Stern left Canada for Israel in 1933. Upon his arrival, he joined the Degania Bet Kibbutz, where he stayed until 1934, when he moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1936, he helped found the Ginosar kibbutz. He was killed in 1939 while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young Torontonians from the Young Poale Zion Alliance, the precursor to Habonim, at Degania Bet kibbutz in Palestine. The man crouching in the centre is Sam (Shlomo) Stern. Standing over his left shoulder is Sol Berkofsky and over his right shoulder is [?] Kaplansky.
Subjects
Kibbutzim
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.
Places
Palestine
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Bill Stern at age thirteen. The portrait was used on the front of his invitation card.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Stern left Canada for Palestine in 1933. Upon his arrival, he joined the Degania Bet Kibbutz, where he stayed until 1934, when he moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1936, he helped found the Ginosar kibbutz. He was killed in 1939 while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young people in Palestine just before leaving for the Ginosar kibbutz. Sam Stern is lying on the ground in front and standing in the back row second from the right is his girlfriend, Yael.
Subjects
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.
Places
Palestine
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Moishe Stern seated in his milk truck, with his son Bill standing on the running boards. Printed on the side of the truck is Canadian Dairy, M. Stern, 649 College St.
Notes
There are two copies of this photograph. One appears to have been made from the other, or they were both made from the same original. There is a slight difference in how each has been framed during the copying process.
Subjects
Trucks
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
1981-9-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Bill Stern's paternal aunt, uncle and young cousins from Lagov, Poland. His aunt had previously been brought to Canada by Bill's father, Moishe Stern, before the Second World War. However, she fell ill while in Toronto and returned to Poland. The whole family pictured here were killed in the Holocaust. This photograph was taken in Lublin, Poland. His aunt's name was Chana Shternshis.
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.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Laura Rubinstein was Bill Stern's first wife.
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill Stern's first wife, Laura Rubinstein with her friend Esther Chaplin, and Esther's brother Carl Chaplin, at Smith's Bay House in Port Carling.
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.
Places
Port Carling (Ont.)
Accession Number
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill's father Moishe Stern with an unidentified child and man. They are all wearing bathing suits and appear to be at a resort or cottage.
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 17 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Willie Stern's wedding. Max Stern is pictured at the second table wearing his army uniform. Bill Stern's cousin, [?] Shedlovsky, is at the front table fifth from the right. Ben Lapin officiated at the wedding.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Weddings
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1946]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 7 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and his first wife Laura (Rubinstein) Stern, standing in front of the Forestry building at St. George Street and College Street.
Subjects
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.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Saint George Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1951]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is Bill Stern's graduation portrait from the University of Toronto's School of Social Work.
Name Access
University of Toronto
Subjects
Social workers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 13 x 19 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Sols were Max Stern's inlaws.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the Sols family reunion. Max Stern is pictured in the second row in the centre and his parents, Fanny and Moishe Stern, are in the back row 2nd and 3rd from the left. Standing to the left of Fanny Stern is Paul Sols.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
This is a copy photograph made from a faded original, which was in poor condition.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Fanny and Moishe Stern's 50th wedding anniversary. They are seated centre front and are surrounded by family members, many of whom Moishe Stern had arranged to bring to Canada from Poland years earlier.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits, Group
Wedding anniversaries
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; File 1; Item 1-35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
Fonds
33
Series
1
File
1
Item
1-35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1976
Physical Description
35 negatives : col. ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This file consists of snapshots taken at the 60th anniversary party for Moishe and Fanny Stern. The images depict people seated at banquet tables, mingling with one another, and Moishe and Fanny being greeted by various friends and family members, including Joseph B. Salsberg.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits, Group
Wedding anniversaries
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Arrangement
A selection has been performed on this file, as there was a lot of duplication within the images.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-[195-?]
Physical Description
28 photographs : b&w (6 negatives) 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern enlisted in the Royal Canadian Airforce at the start of the Second World War, at the age of eighteen. He set out for Enlgand via Halifax, in 1942, and saw combat in France, Belgium and Germany as a Leading Aircraftsman.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs of Bill Stern and his fellow servicemen, taken during the Second World War. Most of the photographs were taken overseas, however there are a few of Bill, his brother Max, and his parents Moishe and Fanny Stern, which were taken in Toronto, and one of a fellow soldier taken after the war.
The photographs have been arranged chronologically and are described at the item level.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Subjects
Portraits
Accession Number
1980-2-1
2004-5-96
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill and his mother Fanny Stern. The photograph was taken at Exhibition grounds before Bill boarded the train to Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is standing in front of the train with his arm around his mother's shoulder.
Subjects
Mothers and sons
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 7 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern's parents were not supposed to take the train with him, but they insisted, and travelled as far as Newcastle, Ontario with their son.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern with his parents, Moishe and Fanny Stern. The photo was taken at Exhibition grounds, before Bill boarded the train for Halifax, where he would sail overseas to the fighting in Europe. Bill is dressed in his uniform and is standing in front of the train with his arms around his parents.
Subjects
Parent and child
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon, taken during the Second World War. He is in his army uniform, leaning against a chain-link fence.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon, during the Second World War. He is in uniform and is standing on a street.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dave Solomon standing in front of a parked car with another man seated inside it.
Subjects
Automobiles
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon and Corporal Mike Atkins in uniform, during the Second World War. They are standing in front of a stone building. David Solomon is on the left.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of David Solomon and Mike Atkins dressed in civilian clothing during the Second World War. Mike Atkins is on the left.
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Corporal Mike Atkins, David Solomon and a third unidentified soldier, taken during the Second World War. They are all in uniform and are standing in a fenced garden. Pictured are:
Left to right: Mike Atkins, [unidentified], David Solomon.
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1942 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of men and women, including several uniformed soldiers, in London, England, during the Second World War. The people in the photo are standing in front of a brick house. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Dave Solomon, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Corporal Mike Atkins.
Front row, left to right: L.A.C. Meyer Atkins, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
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.
Places
England
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
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