Accession consists of two items pertaining to the history of the Jewish community of Radom Poland including a book entitled The Book of Radom: The Story of a Jewish Community in Poland Destroyed by the Nazis, edited and complied by Alfred Lipson and published in 1963 by the United Radomer Relief of the United States and Canada Inc. In addition, there is a fifty-fifth anniversary booklet published in celebration of the establishment of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society of Toronto.
Abraham Najahaus (1910-2007) was born in Radom Poland on 14 July 1910. He emigrated to Toronto in 1948 with his wife Genya Najahaus (née Goldstein, 1910-1987) and infant daughter Helen Najahaus. Genya Goldstein was born on 14 December 1916 in Otwok, Poland. She met and married Abraham in Russia during the Second World War and had their first child Helen in 1947 while living in a DP camp in Stuttgart, Germany. After emigrating to Toronto in 1948, they had a second child Morrey Najahaus. Abraham worked as a tailor and was employed by Wilson Garments at 119 Spadina Avenue.
14 photographs : b&w (7 negatives) ; 19 x 36 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a letter from the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel and the following photographs:
1 copy photograph and negative of the executive board, manager, chairman, business agents and standing committee of Local 117, International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), 1942.
1 copy photograph and negative of the graduating class of the Jewish Folk School (later Bialik), 18 June 1961. This photograph is on the centre page of the program for the graduation exercises.
1 original photograph (oversized), 1 copy photograph and 1 negative of a group at a Farband event held at 24 Cecil Street, [193-]. Identified individuals include: A. B. and Sophie Bennett, Ida and Charles Krakower, Avrom Green, Shifra Brik Wassor, Sarah and Abraham Freeman, Dora Israelson, Florence Manson, Leah Langer, Leibel Bograd, Mr. Abella, Mr. Levinson, Mrs. Drutz, Shirley Kreitzer, Manny Kreitzer, Harry Shore, Zlate Straff, Nachman Levinsky, Irving Weinrot, Chaike Levinsky, Hymie Langer, Abie and Bailke White, Elsie Freeman and Ruth Freeman.
1 original photograph (oversized), 1 copy photograph and 1 negative of a Farband group at Queen's Park, ca. 1918. Identified individuals include: Harry Hyde, Kramer, Sigmund Socol, Mrs. Socol, Nellie Hyde, Rubinoff, Florence Manson, Leah Gold, Harry Freeman, Abe Freeman, Sarah Freeman, Yisroel Freeman, Joe Brody, Abe White, Leibel Bogrod and Fishel Wolestein.
1 original photograph of the 10th anniversary of the Farband Folk Shul, 1935. Identified individuals include: Louis Straf, Ralph Goldman, Willie Solkin, Bernie Berger, Mike Kirshenbaum, Ethel Raicus, Anne Sokoloff, Isaiah Rabinovitch, Elsie Freeman, Meltzer, Rita Steinhouse, Ruth Freeman, Bernice Najer, Bobby Zweig, Dorothy Zelitsky, Yitte Starkman, Ethel Fleishman, Lami Frankel, Pearl Freeman, Margaret Gottlib, Anne Sorotsky, Shirley Frimer, Shirley Goldhar, Chavi Abella, Gert Greene, Myrtle Kachuk, Mottle Sachs, Laible Manson, Helen Jacobs, Molly Fruitman, Raizle Cohen, Helen Wynne, Ann Goldman, Pearl Goodman, Hy Kirshenbaum, Helen Brodsky, Pearl Klebanoff, Esther Frankel, Lil Weinberg, Frances Rubinoff, Goldie Green and Sara Steinman.
1 original photograph, 1 copy photograph and 1 negative of the Ontario District Convention of Y.N.A.F. (Yiddish National Arbeiter Farband), July 13-14, 1918. Identified individuals include: Shloime Heller, Abie White, Zalman Cohen, Diamond, Hy Kirshenbaum, Abe Freeman, Shatz, Manson and Rose Diamond.
1 original photograph and 1 negative of a Farband convention, [193-]. Identified individuals include: Samuel Hurwich, I. Weinrot, Kalman Wagner, Yisroel Meriminsky, Abraham Freeman, Abraham Rhinewine and Hersh Meyer (Hy) Kirshenbaum.
1 original photograph and 1 negative of the (executive?) of the Farband, [193-]. Identified individuals include: Israel Freeman, Abraham Rhinewine, Yisroel Mariminsky, Sonia Marin, Joseph Marin, Shloime Heller, Nachman Lovinsky, Sam Hurwich, Hersh Meyer Kirshenbaum, Abraham Freeman, Max Manson, Irving Weinrot and Louis Coldofsky.
Accession includes a photostat of Sprachman's Polish birth certificate, a letter in Polish dating from 1893, Sprachman's public school diploma and school attendance certificate, a letter from Sprachman's public school principal attesting to his good character, membership certificates from architects' professional associations, a programme for a Beth Tzedec reception (3 Oct. 1961) honouring Sprachman and Abraham Ginsburg, a signed copy of the 1962 partnership agreement between Harold Kaplan and Abraham Sprachman, Kaplan & Sprachman business cards, and a photograph of Kaplan and Sprachman taken at their office at 46 Yorkville Ave. in Toronto. In addition there is a photographic printing plate of a portrait of Abraham Sprachman.
Accession consists of a Russian passport document (1907), Abraham Layefsky's permit to leave Canada with photograph (1917), his United States non-resident alien border crossing identification card (1943), and a blueprint of the Mozirer section of Roselawn Cemetery in Toronto.
Layefsky was a contractor who built a chapel on the grounds of the Roselawn Avenue cemetery.
10 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records and graphic material related to Abraham Freiman and his family. Included are photocopies of JIAS correspondence, Canadian government correspondence and Abraham's wedding invitation. There are three original certificates for the Jewish National Workers Alliance and the Young Men's Hebrew Association Mutual Benefit Society and a Yiddish newsclipping depicting the "Managers, chairmen, executive board members and business agents for local 117 ILGWU for the term 1935-36." There are also several photographs of Freiman family members, Abraham Freiman's marriage to Sarah Lerner and Abe Freiman at the Brunswick Avenue Y.M.H.A.
Abraham Freiman was born in Russia in 1893, the son of Schmuel and Baila Freiman. On 18 September 1910, he arrived at Halifax on the S. S. Volturno, destined for Toronto. In 1914, he married Sarah Lerner (b. 1892) in Toronto at the Anshei England Congregation. In 1918 he entered into work with Freeman's Dress Exchange, the family business now known as Freeman Formalwear.