Accession consists of two booklets from the Ezra Noshem Society, used to record dues collected and including a brief history of the Society up to 1922.
The Ezras Noshem Society (or Ezras Noshim Society) was a women's mutual benefit society established in Toronto in 1913 by R. Miller, a Mrs. Adler and a Mrs. Zigerman. It began as an aid organization through which dues-paying members received visits and help with household chores during times of illness. The growing need for a place to care for elderly Jews prompted the Society to open the Jewish Old Folks' Home in a house at 31 Cecil Street in 1917. Slova Greenberg initiated this effort and was still leading the Ezras Noshem Society when it played an instrumental role in raising funds for and founding Mount Sinai Hospital on Yorkville Avenue, around 1922.