2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 14 cm, 13 x 18 cm.
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.
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.
See Fonds 18, series 1, item 26 for a portrait of Dr. Irwin Lightman.