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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive director sub-series
Executive director's correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
215
Material Format
textual record
Parallel Title
Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla
Date
8 July 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Name Access
Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 591
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
591
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 May 1982
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w (7 negatives) ; 28 x 28 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of seven negatives depicting women from the Women's Division at Petah Tikvah Anshei Castilla Congregation. Gay Berger is identified.
Notes
Photos by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Name Access
Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
79
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
20 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Name Access
Magen David Sephardic Congregation (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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
79
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains several newsletters and flyers.
Name Access
Magen David Sephardic Congregation (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
Level
Item
ID
Item 6073
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6073
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm on mat 25 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1914, a building was bought on Fifth Street in Crowland and converted into a synagogue, dedicated in 1917. A shochet was retained when available, a mikvah was erected adjacent to the shul, and a plot of land for a cemetery was obtained. By 1942, there were only a handful of Jews still living in Crowland, so the old synagogue was sold and the Italian-Canadian Club on Garner Avenue in Welland was purchased.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the interior of the Anshei Yosher Congregation in Welland, Ontario. The photograph features the bimah and the ark.
Name Access
Anshe Yosher Congregation
Subjects
Architecture
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
Welland (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1974-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Sephardic community in Toronto including a "Final Report - Integration - North African Jewish Community in Metro Toronto" (1974), two reports by Joseph Kage, a presentation by Leon Oziel (1984), listings of Sephardic congregations and Chevra Kadisha and their officers, and letterheads for organizations and schools. In addition there is a paper titled "A History of the Sephardim in Toronto" written by a student William Myers for a university course in history. The course director was Professor Irving Abella.
Subjects
Sephardim
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 269
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
269
Material Format
graphic material
Date
19 Feb. 1977
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 28 x 28 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of two negatives depicting a cheque being presented to Petah Tikvah.
Notes
Photos by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-1-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 drawing : pen & ink ; 36 x 30 cm
Date
1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a drawing by Martin Mendelow of the Anshei Minsk synagogue.
Subjects
Drawing
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 84
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
84
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
13 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
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
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession contains one contract between Aaron Ladovksy and Congregation Bikur Chojlem Anshe Kieltz for the purchase of seat number 24 on the main floor and seat number 24 in the gallery.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
73
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
7 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
88
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
109 photographs : col. slides, b&w and (1) col. prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Custodial History
Also known as the "Keiver Shul."
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
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive director sub-series
Executive director's correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
281
Material Format
textual record
Date
17 July 1973-21 Dec. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 252
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
252
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 148
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
148
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
150
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 151
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
151
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 152
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
152
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-12-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a a commemorative soft covered booklet dated 2 September 1997 celebrating the opening of the Sephardic Kehilla Centre. In the booklet there is a synopsis of the history of Sephardim in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. There are congratulatory messages from the prime minister of Canada, premier of Ontario, and the president of Israel, as well as other local officials. There are some ads from local merchants.
Subjects
Sephardim
Synagogues
Name Access
Sephardic Kehila Centre (Thornhill, Ont.)
Places
Thornhill (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
45 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 81
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
81
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a newspaper article, "Shul has historical interest" from The Canadian Jewish News (1979).
Name Access
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 3179
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3179
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the exterior of the Anshe Sholom Synagogue, located on Hughson Street in Hamilton, Ontario, as it appeared circa 1920. The photo was reproduced from a slide, which was reproduced from the original photograph, sometime during the 1970s.
Name Access
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a flyer from the synagogue urging congregants to make a pledge to a fund to purchase a new building for their Talmud Torah.
Subjects
Synagogues
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-34
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-34
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1967-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one program for the dedication of a mural by Ronald Satok at the Shomrai Shaboth Synagogue, a twentieth testimonial dinner book honouring Rabbi Gedalia Felder, and a letter to the membership about a booklet written by Rabbi I. Rabinowitch of Montreal.
MG_RG
MG 3 A 11
Subjects
Dedication services
Synagogues
Name Access
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue
Felder, Gedalia
Rabinowitch, I.
Satok, Ronald
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 183
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
183
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a list of rabbis and presidents of congregations in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
64
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
9 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
71
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
23 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints and negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 81
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
81
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
82
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
35 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints and b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Name Access
First Narayever Congregation (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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
80
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1979?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a one-page historical sketch of the congregation.
Name Access
First Narayever Congregation (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
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 101
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
101
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations and programmes.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Torah (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-27
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-27
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1954
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document written by I.M. Rabinowitch of Montreal titled 'An Appreciation'. It is a Sholosh Se'udos address to the memory of the founders of the Congregation.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Shomrai Shabbos-Chevrah Mishanyos Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2011-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two monthly bulletins of Ei-ru'im published by Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, dated December 2011 and January 2012. Each edition includes messages from the President and Rabbi, time of services, calendar of events, milestones and bereavements.
Subjects
Synagogue bulletins
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 newsletter
Date
Apr. 1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the first newsletter issued by Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto. Only the first two pages have survived.
Administrative History
Congregation B'nai Kehillah ("Children of the Communtiy") was the successor group to Toronto's first gay Jewish group, Ha' Mishpachah ("The Family"). The group met for approximately two years in the late 1980s, holding Friday night services downtown at Holy Trinity Church. The group also held High Holiday services one year. In addition to holding religious services, the congregation printed newsletters in 1978 and 1979. And, in conjunction with the World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations, it hosted a Shabbaton in Toronto with visiting members of gay Jewish groups from the United States.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: Also available as a PDF.
Associated material: Other records documenting Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto can be found at the Arquives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives.
Subjects
Sexual minorities
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3350
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3350
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a 1926 confirmation class at Temple Anshe Sholom in Hamilton, Ontario. The class is seated with Rabbi Feldman and are holding rolled diplomas and bouquets of flowers.
Notes
Original photograph by Max Beube, King Studio, Hamilton.
This photograph is quite pixilated and appears to have been copied from a book or newspaper.
Name Access
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Confirmation (Jewish rite)
Rabbis
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-8-14
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 490
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
490
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
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
Accession Number
1977-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 120 cm of textual records
Date
1904–1969
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the First Narayever Congregation of Toronto. Included are membership books, minute books, insert cards used to record aliyah pledges, correspondence, ledger sheets, contracts, and other material.
Administrative History
In 1914, Jews from eastern Galicia (now in modern Ukraine) established the First Narayever Congregation in Toronto as a landsmanshaf, i.e. a society of Jewish immigrants from the same town or region. The synagogue takes its name from the small market town of Narayev, which is located in eastern Galicia. The synagogue's founders belonged to the working class and many worked in Toronto's garment industry.
Initially, congregation members met in different locations, but by 1923 their numbers and financial means had grown such that they were able to rent a small house at 70 Huron Street at the corner of Huron and Dundas. This house served as the congregation's home for twenty years.
The congregation's first president was Israel Chaim Katz and its first meeting was held at the Katz home at 156 William Street. The congregation's first rabbi was Solomon Langner, who was hired by the congregation in 1923. He retained this affiliation despite serving the Kiever Synagogue as a full-time rabbi from 1929 until he died in 1973.
In 1943, the congregation purchased property at 187-189 Brunswick Avenue from Bethel Church. This is where the the synagogue is located today.
In 1950, Henry Young became president of the congregation. He occupied that position until his death in 1976. Shalom Langner, the son of Rabbi Solomon Langner, succeeded Young as president.
As Toronto's Jewish population began to move north, the First Narayever continued to serve Orthodox Jews living downtown. In the 1980s, the congregation struggled to balance the needs of this older generation with the young generation's desire to make the synagogue more egalitarian with respect to gender. In 1983, the congregation's new leadership team successfully advanced a proposal to allow the full participation of women in traditional services. This innovation led to several long-standing members taking legal action, but their case was dismissed on the grounds that it was not a matter for civil law.
The First Narayever's identity continued to evolve. In 2009, its membership voted to allow its rabbi, Edward Elkin, who began serving the congregation in 2000, to officiate at same-sex marriages.
MG_RG
MG3 A55
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
First Narayever Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-9-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 text
Date
1910, 1928
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copies of the constitution of Congregation Shaarei Tzedec, printed in 1910 and 1928, and a copy of the book "Fun folks moil = 1000 Yiddish Proverbs."
MG_RG
MG 3 A 36
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Congregation Shaarei Tzedec (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 volume
Date
1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Shaarei Shomayim jubilee book, the First Fifty Years.
MG_RG
MG3 A31
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1910
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a memorandum of agreement beween the trustees of Machziki Hadas and A. Eisen concerning the sale of two seats in the synagogue and a Hebrew prayer book belonging to the congregation.
MG_RG
MG 3 A 6
Subjects
Prayer books
Synagogue seating
Name Access
Machziki Hadas Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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 1439
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1439
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fischel Cooper with boys from his youth congregation. Cooper was associated with the Kiever Synagogue. Boy on far left is Norman Trachter.
Notes
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Name Access
Cooper, Fischel
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Trachter, Norman
Subjects
Youth
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
1977-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
95
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
32 photographs : col. slides, b&w negatives ; 35 mm
Name Access
Stashover-Slipia Congregation (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
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1962?]-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an information brochure and copied pictures from The Canadian Architect.
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (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
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