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.
Jill Shleser (now Gillian Gillison) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jan (née Shleser) Simonsky and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Gillian is an Associate Professor at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in the Theological Department, and has written several books and articles on the topics of the study of myth and ritual in non-literate societies, religion in the history of Anthropological theory, psychoanalysis, and peoples of Oceania.
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin), and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Fanny (née Schwartz) Solway was the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Ruth Schwartz was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and had three sisters, Sylvia, Fanny and Helen.
A respected Toronto bookseller, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award was established in 1976 by Sylvia Schwartz in her honour. In 2004, the Schwartz family renamed the award the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The administration of this award is shared by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the juries, the Ontario Arts Council Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, whose members select the short list of books.
Helen Shleser (née Schwartz) was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and the sister of the Fanny, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of front row: Jan Shleser. Middle row (left to right): Jil Shleser, Elaine Solway (née Basin), Gary Solway (baby) and unknown girl. Top row (left to right): Carol Solway, Ruth Schwartz, Helen Shleser and Fanny Solway.
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See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Schwartz, Shleser and Solway families.