77 photographs : b&w (53 negatives) ; 9 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Philip Gerald Givens (1922-1995) was born to Hyman and Mary Givens. He was married to Minnie Rubin and they had two children named Eleanor and Michael. He worked as a lawyer for the firm Pivnick, Givens, & Chusid, was Senior Alderman for the City of Toronto for ten years, a member of the Metropolitan Council for seven years, and in 1961, he was elected Controller of City of Toronto. After his term as mayor expired, Givens was elected into the House of Commons for York West in 1968.
Philip Givens was founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B'nai Brith and past president of the Metropolitan Coordinating Council of B'nai B'rith. He was an active member of the Jewish community.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the 1968 Negev dinner held in honour of Philip G. Givens.The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at the Royal York Hotel and was attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations made by the following guests: Morley J. Pape, Rabbi Erwin Schild, Rabbi David Monson, Honourable Dr. Aba Gefen, Wm. R. Allen, Louis L. Lockshin, Charles Kent, Nathan Silver, Samuel Shainhouse, Nathan O. Hurwich, Stuart E. Rosenberg, Honourable Allan Grossman, and Leon E. Weintstein.
Givens, Philip G.
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Pape, Morley J.
Schild, Rabbi Erwin
Monson, Rabbi David
Gefen, Hon. Dr. Abba
Allen, Wm. R.
Lockshin, Louis L.
Hurwich, Nathan O.
Rosenberg, Stuart E.
Weinstein, Leon E.
See also Accession # 1990-9-7 for materials related to Phil Givens