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Accession Number
1979-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-1
Material Format
text
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 book
8 microfiche sheets
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
1889-1917
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by Goel Tzedec Congregation. Included are microfiche of minutes and ledgers, a copy of a Seder T'filas Yisroel donated to Goel Tzedec by Chaim Smith in 1917, and a class photograph for the Farband Shule taken in the late 1930s.
Included in the photograph are Hershel Fogle, Rivkah G, Fayge Weingarten, Sarah Gingold, Aaron Hermaub, Shangle Atkin, Lil Newman, Etle Brody, Rochel Blumenshtein, Chava Smith, Sora Zweig, Yaacov Drexler, Malka, Yaacov Rosenzweig, Aaron Shnipper, Klumann, Shore, Aaron Folk and the teachers Fogle, Leah Lander, Shopsai Rappaport, Moishe Rigelhaupt, and Dr. Isaiah Rabinowich
Custodial History
Records were kept by Goel Tzedec and later Beth Tzedec and were donated by the museum on behalf of Dr. Fred Weinberg
Administrative History
Goel Tzedec was established in 1883. It was originally an orthodox congregation founded by a group of recent immigrants from Lithuania. The first synagogue was situated in a room on Richmond and York Streets. Three years later they purchased and remodelled a building on University Avenue at Elm Street that was owned by the Methodist Church. Finally, in 1904 they hired an architect to construct a large building that was perfectly suited to their needs. In February of 1907, the building on University Avenue was dedicated and became the largest synagogue in Toronto, accommodating 1200 congregants.
During the early decades of the twentieth century, Goel Tzedec became more ethnically mixed and established a religious school and women's auxiliary to help raise money and run special events. In 1925, the Congregation joined the Conservative Synagogue Movement and introduced changes to its services.
After the Second World War, Goel Tzedec and its sister synagogue, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol amalgamated in September 1952 to form Beth Tzedec. The two congregations worked together to build a synagogue which was built in the North end of the city on Bathurst and was dedicated 9 December 1955. Rabbi Stuart E. Rosenberg served as Beth Tzedec's first Rabbi and J. Benjamin Friedberg as its Assistant Rabbi. The Chazzan at the time was Cantor Joseph Cooper. The synagogue adhered to the principles of the Conservative Movement and represents the largest synagogue in Toronto
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1873
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1873
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1927 or 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was David Siegel.
Name Access
Siegel, David
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1876
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1876
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right, are: Israel Gang; Roy Shapiro; Rabbi Samuel Sachs; [unknown]; David Siegel; Sarah Siegel; Mark Zimmerman; [unknown]; [unknown]; [Carl or Murray] Keyfetz.
This photograph was taken looking north on University Avenue.
Notes
Photo is the same as photo 3917.
Name Access
Gang, Israel
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Keyfetz, Murray
Sachs, Samuel, Rabbi
Shapiro, Dave
Siegel, David
Siegel, Sarah
Zimmerman, Mark
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right, are: Israel Gang; Roy Shapiro; Rabbi Samuel Sachs; [unknown]; David Siegel; Sarah Siegel; Mark Zimmerman; [unknown]; [unknown]; [Carl or Murray] Keyfetz. This photograph was taken looking north on University Avenue.
Notes
Photograph is the same as photo 1876.
Name Access
Gang, Israel
Shapiro, Roy
Keyfetz, Carl
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Sachs, Samuel, Rabbi
Subjects
Education
Religion
Repro Restriction
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.
Accession Number
1979-11-15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
66
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sally Greisman in her wedding dress with her father Henry Greisman and her mother Ethel Mehr. The photograph was taken just before she walked down the aisle at Goel Tzedec Synagogue. This photograph was taken two months before the death of Henry Greisman.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Brides
Parent and child
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
67
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sally Greisman and Larry Brenzel walking down the aisle after their wedding ceremony at Goel Tzedec Synagogue.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Married people
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sally Greisman and Larry Brenzel signing the marriage register on their wedding day. An unknown Rabbi is standing behind them.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Newlyweds
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
65
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the wedding ceremony of Sally Greisman to Larry Brenzel. The photograph was taken inside the Goel Tzedec Synagogue on University Avenue.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1874
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1874
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The teacher was Mark Zimmerman.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Zimmerman, Mark
Subjects
College students
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 350
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
350
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4068
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4068
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 postcard : col.
Name Access
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
Streets
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
62
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Goel Tzedec was established in 1883. It was originally an Orthodox congregation founded by a group of recent immigrants from Lithuania. The first synagogue was situated in a room on Richmond and York Streets. Three years later they purchased and remodelled a building on University Avenue at Elm Street that was owned by the Methodist Church. Finally, in 1904, they hired an architect to construct a large building that was perfectly suited to their needs. In February 1907, the building on University Avenue was dedicated and became the largest synagogue in Toronto, accomodating 1200 congregants.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Sunday school graduation at Goel Tzedec in May 1943. Pictured in the second row from the back, far left is David E. Newman.
Name Access
Eisens
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1923
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1923
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4295
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4295
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Back row, left to right: Isadore Marcus (President, Goel Tzedec); [unknown]; Rabbi Jesse Schwartz; [unknown]; Sol Kauffman.
Front row, left to right: [unknown]; Ida Strauss; [unknown]; Capt. Lillian Smith.
Notes
Photo by Alexandra Studios.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kauffman, Sol
Marcus, Isadore
Schwartz, Rabbi Jesse
Smith, Lillian
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1990-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
1940
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one original photograph of a Consumers' Gas Labour Day Parade float that appears in front of Goel Tzedec Synagogue on University Avenue in Toronto, 1940.
Use Conditions
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[1941 or 1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of recent graduates of the Goel Tzedec Sunday School.including Murray Mendelson, David Buckspan, Sheldon Kert, Austin Cooper, Naomi Rosenberg, Helen Weisblatt (now, Helen Marks), Rhea Tishler, Malka Prager, and Rabbi Sachs
Administrative History
The teacher training class was organized by Rabbi Sachs for recent graduates of the Goel Tzedec Sunday School. The students were 13 or 14 years old.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1978
Physical Description
ca. 1350 photographs : col. slides and b&w prints and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of sixty-nine Quebec synagogues, fifty-nine of them in Montreal. The records include black and white Polaroid prints of the exterior and interior of synagogues and 35 mm colour slides of the same. Series also contains forms filled out for each synagogue for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. Series includes one audio cassette from Temple Emanu-el in Montreal, containing a recorded interview with Rabbi Stern.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 28 cm of textual records, 1 audio cassette, and 1 architectural drawing.
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Québec (Province)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
5 cm textual records
ca. 3187 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of 111 Ontario synagogues, sixty-seven of them in Toronto. The records include black and white Polaroid prints, some with negatives, of the exterior and interior of synagogues, including cornerstones and interior artifacts and furnishings; 35 mm colour slides of the same; and 35 mm black and white negatives with images of dedication, memorial and donor plaques. Series also contains forms filled out (for some synagogues only) for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. As well, most files contain an inventory sheet of resources gathered (eg. articles, synagogue booklets), including a listing of photographs taken.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1955-1961
Physical Description
11 technical drawings : 73 x 90 cm or smaller and other material
Admin History/Bio
Bregman and Hamann was the architectural firm which was hired to design Clanton Park synagogue.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the construction of Clanton Park Synagogue. Included is the contract between the architects and Clanton Park, correspondence, floor plans, plot plans, elevation drawings, and detail drawings. Also included are slides with architectural renderings of the Synagogue's reception hall and two drawings of a goblet and a crown. Finally, file consists of one 16 mm film reel featuring scenes of the Synagogue's construction.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 1 folder of textual records, 2 drawings, 4 slides, and 1 film reel (ca. 3 min.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
15
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1969-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 architectural drawing : 35 x 59 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with contractors and architects dealing with renovations and repairs to Clanton Park synagogue. Also included is an architectural drawing of suggested renovations for the Synagogue's kitchen.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-48
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-48
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w and col.
Date
[196-?]-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Kiever Synagogue. There are 12 images in black and white of both the exterior and the interior. These photos appear to be from the 1960s. There are also three colour photographs, two of which are of the exterior and one of which is of the interior during a service.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. There is a name on the envelope that holds the photographs but the name cannot be deciphered.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
134 D'Arcy Street
Source
Landmarks

The Shedlover Shul was a small synagogue established by immigrants from Szydlow, Poland in 1914. The Yiddish and Russian pronunciation is Shidlov.
Address
134 D'Arcy Street
Time Period
1914-
Scope Note
The Shedlover Shul was a small synagogue established by immigrants from Szydlow, Poland in 1914. The Yiddish and Russian pronunciation is Shidlov.
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
48
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of one black-and-white photograph of a sketch by Aba Bayefsky of the Kiever Synagogue.
Notes
Credit: Aba Bayefsky
Name Access
Bayefsky, Aba, 1923-2001
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1983-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1914-1929
Scope and Content
Accession consists of constitutions for Congregation Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard (Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, 1914) and Beth Haknesseth Hagodol (Ostrovtzer Synagogue, Toronto). Material is in Yiddish and English.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
34 photographs : col. ; 26 x 21 cm and 10 x 15 cm
Date
1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 33 photographs of the interior of the Kiever Synagogue at 28 Denison Square, Toronto, and one exterior view of the shule, as well as a letter from the Toronto Historical Board to Dr Stephen Speisman, Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
29 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
2 folder of textual records
Date
1988-1989
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs taken at the Kiever Synagogue and two pieces of correspondence regarding services at the shul. The photographs depict people inside the sanctuary during a service, possibly a bar mitzvah, as well as people seated outside at patio tables. The photographs were taken on 15 July 1989.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these records. This accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1920]
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper, 1 hand col. pencil crayon ; 54 cm length or smaller and 5 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File contains two drawings of synagogues drawn by Benjamin Brown. The first is a pencil and colour sketch of the front of a synagogue crowned by two small domes on the sides and one large dome in the centre; and the second is a pencil sketch of the front and side of a two storey synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Physical Condition
One drawing has a portion torn out.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 88; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Level
File
Fonds
88
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1946-1947
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : blueprint ; 45 x 74 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of blueprints for the construction of the Congregation's new synagogue on Waterloo Street.
Accession Number
2001-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Scouts were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Guides were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Girl Scouts were officially founded in 1910 with the establishment of Girl Guides Association in the United Kingdom. They orginated in Britain, but within that same year groups were sprouting up all over the world, including in Canada. The Ontario Council was inaugurated in 1921.
The 69th division was founded on 3 July, 1922. The name was changed several times to: Highland Glen, Humber Highlands, Westwinds, and then Smithfield. The director in 1922 was Lillian Smith. The 69th Toronto Co. met at 254 McCaul St. at the Church of the Redeemer, at Smithfield Public School, and at Clairville Public School. The company shut down on 6 June, 1930 and reopened May 17, 1932.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Girl Guides
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Date
1926
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of the Chestnut Street Synagogue. One photograph is of the exterior of the synagogue with Yankel Jessel and Shlomo Dov Jessel standing in front. The other photograph is of the interior and shows the front arch.
Administrative History
The Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue, also known as the Chestnut Street Synagogue, was located at 109 Chestnut Street in Toronto.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Shomrai Shaboth-Chevra Mishnayoth Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Chestnut Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 1; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
1
File
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
14 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
File includes photographs of Ahavat David, Chaverim Israel, Hehal Yeshurun, Me'or Hagolah, and other unnamed synagogues (street names are identified).
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1977
Physical Description
350 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of 52 synagogues in communities west of Winnipeg. The records include black and white Polaroid prints, some with negatives, of the exterior and interior of synagogues, and 35 mm colour slides of the same. Series also contains forms filled out for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. As well, most files contain an inventory sheet of resources gathered (eg. articles, synagogue booklets), including a listing of photographs taken. The series also include two audio cassettes containing recorded interviews and shul tours in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 16 cm of textual records, 2 audio cassettes, and 1 drawing.
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Canada, Western
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Eastern Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Eastern Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
8 cm textual records and graphic material
281 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of 12 synagogues in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The records include black and white Polaroid prints and 35 mm colour slides of the exterior and interior of synagogues, including cornerstones and interior furnishings and objects. Series also contains forms filled out for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. As well, most files contain an inventory sheet of resources gathered (eg. articles, synagogue booklets), including a listing of photographs taken.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Canada, Eastern
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Rabbis and other representatives of Holy Blossom.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-5; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
General office records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-5
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the future of the Belleville Synagogue.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
5
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1958-2008
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Adas Israel is an orthodox congregation that was founded in the 1920s. The original building was on Cannon Street in downtown Hamilton. After the arrival of Rabbi Morton Green in 1958, a decision was made to move the synagogue to the western suburbs of Hamilton. The new building was built in 1961 and also included the Hamilton Hebrew Academy Day School. Since its move, synagogue membership has increased from 75 families to 350 families. Sol Edell became a member in 1966 after he married Celia Hoffman who was a member of the congregation. He did not attend the synagogue and had no regular involvement but did supervise a number synagogue renovation projects.
Custodial History
The material in this series was originally collected by the Hoffman family who were members of the congregation in the 1960s. Sol Edell became a member of the congregation after his marriage to Celia Hoffman in 1966. After her death in 1973, he inherited the material that she had collected and he continued to receive material from the congregation since he maintained his membership until his death in 2000.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, blueprints, photographs, audiotapes and films relating to the establishment and construction of the new synagogue in 1961. It also includes correspondence and anniversary books documenting a variety of synagogue activities such as the dedication of the synagogue and a tribute dinner honouring Rabbi Mordechai Green. Also included are synagogue bulletins from 1958 to 2000. The series is made up of 6 sub series: Building, Clergy, Religious, Programmes, Administration and Finance, and Publications.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 27 photographs, 3 audio reels, 1 film reel, 15 architectural drawings, and 1 key.
Name Access
Green, Morton, Rabbi
Hoffman, Celia
Hamilton Hebrew Academy Day School
Subjects
Architecture
Education
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
6
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1953-2008
Physical Description
54 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Clanton Park Synagogue was an orthodox synagogue that began as a shteibel in 1955 in the newly built up area of North York. Originally, services were held in homes or rented quarters. In 1957, land was purchased on Lowesmoor Avenue, and in 1961, the synagogue building was dedicated. The congregation, which initially consisted of 20 families, has grown steadily over the years and now has a membership of over 300 families. Sol Edell was one of the founding members of Clanton Park. He was president of the synagogue and served on the Board. He was involved in the purchase of the property and supervised the construction, the renovation and upkeep of the building. As well, he was active in the programmes sponsored by the synagogue such as the Long Life Club, which provided activities for seniors. He attended services on a daily basis and retained his membership until his death in 2000.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, architectural drawings, and films relating to the establishment, construction and renovation of Clanton Park Synagogue. It also includes correspondence, anniversary books, photographs, films and videotapes of various synagogue activities and events including: religious celebrations, social programs, anniversary dinners and rabbinical installations. Also included are synagogue bulletins and membership lists as well as financial and legal records. Finally, series also consists of architectural drawings and textual records documenting Clanton Park's cemetery and Sisterhood.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 648 photographs, 16 architectural drawings, 4 slides, 7 audio cassettes, 5 audio reels, 5 film reels, and 4 videocassettes (VHS).
Name Access
Long Life Club
North York
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1913-1999
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
4 architectural drawings
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Shomrai Shabbos is an orthodox congregation which was founded in 1896. Sol Edell’s grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb, served as rabbi of the congregation from 1900 until 1942. The synagogue was in several downtown locations until it moved to its present location on Glengrove Avenue in North York in 1966. The congregation has grown steadily over the years and now has a membership of over 350 families. Sol Edell’s family were members of the congregation when he was a child. Although he retained his membership in the congregation after his marriage, he rarely attended the services at the synagogue. However, he did continue to participate in fundraising on behalf of the synagogue.
Custodial History
The earlier records were collected by Sol's grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb, or his father, Paul Edell. After their deaths, Sol maintained his membership in the congregation and continued to receive material from the synagogue.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the establishment, construction, membership and activities of the Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue. Included is correspondence, speeches, technical drawings, financial records, ledgers, a tribute book, legal records, flyers, bulletins, marriage certificate receipts, certificates, invitations, a photograph, and stationary.
Name Access
Felder, Gedalia, Rabbi
Yosef, Weinreb, Rabbi
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 5; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
5
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the synagogue appointing Paul Edell as Honourary President.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1961?], 1978
Physical Description
30 photographs (17 negatives) : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the exterior and interior of Clanton Park Synagogue.
Notes
Some photographs are by Paul Brown.
Name Access
Clanton Park Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Clanton Park synagogue was built on property purchased from the Township of North York.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Township of North York relating to the property purchased by Clanton Park.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations, programmes and souvenir books relating to various anniversary celebrations of the dedication of Clanton Park synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
15 Jan. 1954
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one card advertising services at the Anshei Ostrovtzer at Cecil Street and Spadina Avenue. Cantor Jacob Goldstein is featured on the card.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The item was found amongst a number of "orphaned" items. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-9
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Physical Description
1.3 m of textual records
ca. 50 architectural drawings
Date
1974-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities, programs and governance of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Included are financial statements, meeting minutes, by-laws, brochures, architectural drawings, reports, membership lists, forms filled in by participants in life cycle events (such as weddings and conversions), holiday bulletins, invitations, speeches, Yizkor booklets, office manuals and correspondence. Of note is a land title document from 1981.
Administrative History
Shaar Shalom Synagogue was a conservative synagogue in Markham founded in 1972. The synagogue closed in 2016.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Markham, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-11
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Physical Description
ca. 6 m textual records and graphic material
ca. 20 architectural drawings
Date
1972-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities, programs and governance of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Included are financial records, meeting minutes and agendas, architectural drawings, general administrative files, and photographs.
Administrative History
Shaar Shalom Synagogue was a conservative synagogue in Markham founded in 1972. The synagogue closed in 2016.`
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Markham, Ont.)
Places
Markham, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-69
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-69
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
5 videocassettes (ca. 5 hr., 20 min.) : col., sd. ; VHS
Date
1980-1998
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 5 VHS recordings from the Shaar Shalom Synagogue. The recordings include: (001) Shaar Shalom’s official opening ceremony, 25 May 1980; (002) The Trial of Shimon & Levie, starring Roz Chaim & Rabbi Martin Berman with Andrew Sevstin, Cindy Lauer, Aubrey Kauffman, Keith Landy, Igor Ellyn, Paul Kochberg and Special Guest Star, Justice Michael Modayer, 14 Jan 1996; (003) The Magic Transistor starring Shaar Shalom Youth Drama Group, directed by Tamara Brody, 8 March 1998; (004) Shaar Shalom Synagogue Master, 14 Jan 1996; and (005) Phase III construction Spring/Summer 1990 (005).
Custodial History
Mel Fishman was the former executive director of Shaar Shalom. He and his wife Dina have looked after the re-allocation of synagogue assets including its archival records.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: For video 001 only: Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaar Shalom Synagogue (Markham, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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