J.Irving Oelbaum was born in New York City to Mary Jacoby and Morris Oelbaum. He married Sadie Marulies and they had two daughters. J. Irving was educated in social work and worked in the profession for ten years, after which he left the profession to enter the family business, Acme Paper Products Company Limited. He was very active within the Jewish Community and held posts at numerous organizations including: President of B'nai B'rith, Toronto Lodge; President of United Jewish Welfare Fund; President Jewish Family Welfare Bureau; and moreover, he was an officer for: Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services; Jewish Camp Council; United Jewish Refugee War Relief Agencies; Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; Mount Sinai; and Hillel.
In 1954, J. Irving Oelbaum was honoured with a Negev Testimonial dinner and a Nachla in his name.
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Photograph is a group portrait of the Oelbaum family in formal attire.
J. Irving Oelbaum is standing in the centre of the back row with Leonard Simpson on the left and Jack Koven on the right. In the centre front row is Sadie Oelbaum with Helen (née Oelbaum) Simpson on the left and Dorothy (née Oelbaum) Koven on the right.
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
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See also photo #'s: 3709, 5005, 37-S1-1-Item-1, 37-S5-2-Item-2