Joseph Schwartz was born in the United States. He had four daughers, Sylvia, Helen, Fanny and Ruth. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Hi daughter Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan.
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Joseph Schwartz and Jan Shleser.
This item has no proofs.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
See Fonds 80, series 5 for more portraits of the Schwartz and Shleser families.