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Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopied scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to Folks Farein activities. The majority of the clippings are from the Daily Hebrew Journal (Yiddisher Zhurnal), the Daily Packet and Times, The Mail and Empire, Evening Telegram, The Toronto Daily Star, The Globe and Mail, The Jewish Standard. A large number of articles relate to the charitable activities of the Folks Farein such as the annual fund raising campaign, the annual beauty contest and New Years Eve Ball, concerts, and charity work in hospitals, sanatoriums and asylums. Of note is the motion of Kirshenbaum vs David Green, the official opening of the Folks Farein new home at 37 Cecil St., and the election of Rabbi Monson as treasurer of the Folks Farein. Included among the newspaper articles are photographs of David Green, H. Weiner, I. Grossman, M. Spiegel, A. Simon, Ben Fish, Ida Segal, Rabbi Samuel Sachs and Sam Kronick. Also included is a photocopied photograph of the Graner Family [192-?], seated is Joseph Graner, founder and first president of the Folks Farein
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopied scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to Folks Farein activities. The majority of the clippings are from the Daily Hebrew Journal/The Yiddisher Zhurnal and the Toronto Daily Star. A large number of articles relate to the election of David Green as President of the Folks Farein, charitable activities such as the annual fund raising campaign, the annual beauty contest and New Years Eve Ball, and charity work in hospitals, sanatoriums and asylums. Of note is an interview with David Green at the time of his resignation as President, and an article regarding a meeting of the Labor Lyceum honoring Sholom Schwartzband.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopied scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to Folks Farein activities. The majority of the clippings are from the Daily Hebrew Journal, The Jewish Standard, and The Telegram. Articles relate to Folks Farein charitable activities in the community, Passover meals and seders for the sick and needy, a pamphlet highlighting the activities of the Folks Farein in the community, the installation of officers of the Ladies Auxiliary, the Toronto Israel Bond Drive with photos of David Green, Louis Zuker of the Landsmanshaften Committee, Syd Applebaum, and Bert Godfrey of the State of Israel Bond campaign. Also included is a photocopied photograph of David Green.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopied scrapbook containing newspaper clippings relating to Folks Farein activities. The clippings are from The Jewish Standard, View, The Toronto Jewish Reporter, and the Canadian Jewish News. Articles relate to Folks Farein's 50th Anniversary Jubilee Year celebration, the Children's Haven at Kfar Saba in Israel, and expanded activities of Chaplaincy services in prisons and hospitals. Of note is an article entitled Folks Farein 35 years of devoted service to the Jewish community. The article includes reprints of editorials from the Hebrew Journal in 1914 addressing the activity of missionary groups seeking to gain Jewish proselytes. Mentioned are Rabbi Kelman and Rabbi Monson.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Public Relations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Public Relations series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
2004-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings of artist works on display at the Koffler Gallery, and summer camp programs for children.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Related Material
See artist exhibition series TBD
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news clippings from the Yidishe Nayes ("Jewish News") publication.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1979-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1916-1941
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a program for the installation night of the Palestine Lodge at the Masonic Temple in 1941.
MG_RG
MG2 B1JJ
MG2 J1
MG2 P1C
Subjects
Freemasonry--Lodges
Name Access
Papernick, Henry, 1897-1986
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1929
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two installation banquet programmes for the Rho Pi Phi Fraternity, Nu Chapter in Toronto and a Masons certificate granted to Mooney S. Mirochnick of the Mount Sinai Lodge.
Subjects
Freemasonry--Lodges
Greek letter societies
Name Access
Mirochnick, Mooney S.
Rho Pi Phi Fraternity
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-11-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm and 9 X7 cm
1 matchbook
Date
1928-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of mementos, family documents and clippings from Nancy Draper (née Frankel). The records include a birth announcement card for Nancy in 1928 and a matchbook party favour from her wedding to Darrell Draper in 1949. There is also a scholarship application letter from the donor's granddaughter, Haley Draper, to UJA. Other records include a staff list from Camp Wabi-Kon in 1946; a Globe and Mail obituary of Dr. Martin Wolfish, a past volunteer of OJA; a photograph of David Steinhauer; a clipping about an Inuit sculpture inspired by the experience of Holocaust survivor Leon Kahn; and three eulogies for Patricia Drevnig Goldstein (1940-2005) (née Jacobs). Patricia was the granddaughter of Rabbi Solomon Jacobs of Holy Blossom, and her mother, Edna, was a Frankel. Finally, the accession includes a photocopy of a photograph of members of the Siglen family of Meaford with Maurice Frankel, the great-uncle of the donor, and Irwin Rosen, ca. 1928.
Administrative History
Nancy Frankel (b. 1928) is the daughter of Carl and Dorothy Jacobs Frankel, past prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community and members of Holy Blossom Temple. Nancy attended Camp Wabi-Kon, a Jewish camp in northern Ontario near Temagami, and then worked there as a teenager. She married Darrell Draper on December 10th, 1949. Nancy is a longtime volunteer at the OJA.
Subjects
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Camps
Families
Letters
Obituaries
Name Access
Draper, Nancy
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
1899-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the life and career of Rabbi Ernest Klein. Records include personal as well as professional correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings and book reviews, a marriage register, bar mitzvah invitations, and Klein's birth certificate.
Administrative History
Ernest Klein (1899-1983) was born in Szatmar, Hungary on 26 July 1899. He studied at the University of Vienna and served as a rabbi in several countries including Czechoslovakia, Romania, and France. The Second World War brought great hardship for Klein, who survived Auschwitz and Dachau (his wife and son were killed in Czechoslovakia just before the war). After the War, Klein came to Canada, where he became rabbi of Congregation Beth Yitshak in Toronto. A polyglot and a scholar, Klein wrote three etymological dictionaries, the most famous of which was his Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1966-67). For his work, he received honourary degrees from McMaster University and the University of Guelph in 1977 and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1978. He passed away on 4 February 1983.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: Accession contains medical records that are closed to researchers until January 2034.
MG_RG
MG 6 D
Subjects
Birth certificates
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Invitation cards
Marriage records
Rabbis
Name Access
Klein, Ernest, 1899-1983
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-3-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1984-1995
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Fred M. Catzman's regular column, “The Name Game”, in the Canadian Jewish News. As well as correspondence with readers and fans, the records include more than a thousand individual column topics (family names). A chronological publication date list and an alphabetical name list are both included in File 13 (Correspondence with the Canadian Jewish News). Column copies and typescripts include not only original meanings of surnames, but details on alternative spellings and European geographical origins: excellent clues for discovering previously unknown relatives. Correspondence files include letters from many grateful readers reporting this additional unexpected and exciting outcome from his responses to their requests. The research files also offer family historians a wide range of valuable information concerning name and family research information sources identified during Mr. Catzman’s many years of research.
Custodial History
Records were in the custody of Marvin and Lynn Catzman, the son and daughter-in-law of Fred Catzman, until donated to the Archives.
Administrative History
Fred M. Catzman, Q.C. (1906-2003) practiced law in Toronto from 1929 until his 1995 retirement. A long-time senior partner in the Toronto legal firm of Catzman and Wahl, he was honoured with the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal in 1986 and received the Order of Ontario in February, 2003. He also chaired a special four-year-long “Advisory Committee on the Personal Property Security Act” for the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relation.
As important as his successful law practice, was his life-long fascination with family names, their origins and meanings. While assembling his extensive research into a manuscript for a book on this topic, he began writing a regular column, “The Name Game”, for the Canadian Jewish News in June 1985. The column was published until mid-1995. It contained brief essays on the origins, meaning of, and variations on Jewish family names. The resultant letters from readers and family historians inevitably requested his assistance in researching their own family names. These requests served both as guides to further research and subjects for future columns.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MAERIALS NOTE: Records donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives by Fred Catzman may be found in Accessions 1981-3-12, 1985-4-1 and 1987-12-4.
Subjects
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.
Name Access
Catzman, Fred, 1906-2003
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1958
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
2010-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1911-1949
Scope and Content
The accession includes a variety of items such as a bound volume of the Toronto UJWF annual reports (1940-1949), a hagadah from 1911 used by Sol Eisen, a first edition volume of the Naomi Cook Book (1928), ketubot for Sol and Rebecca Eisen and Ethel Soloway to Ben Litvack and scrapbook and diaries produced by Sol Eisen (1915-1943). The scrapbooks include many clippings documenting his own accomplishments, family simchas or other topics that were of interest to him. The diaries are mostly hand written and detail his thoughts and activities from the time that he was a student until he was employed with the Canada Life Assurance Company.
Custodial History
The donor is Sol Eisen's son. He gave Steve Speisman the diaries and scrapbooks to microfilm in 1979 and the OJA has had those copies in their holdings since that time. A copy of the microfilm was also provided to the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
Administrative History
Sol Eisen was born in Toronto on 15 February 1898. He was the son of Abraham and Nettie (Baker) Eisen. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. It was there that he established the Menorah Society in 1917. He graduated in 1918. He then completed a post-graduate degree at Harvard (1919) and completed his law studies at Osgoode Law School (1921).
Soon after completing his studies, he married Rebecca Dunkelman on 14 June 1922. The wedding took place at Holy Blossom and was officiated by Rabbi Brickner. The couple had three children: Morton, Annette (m. Yolles) and Gloria (m. Baskin).
He initially worked as a barister and had an office within the Dominion Bank Building at Queen and Bay. In 1936 he was offered a position with the Canada Life Assurance Company. He became one of their leading sellers in North America. He served on the board of the companies Millionaire's Club for many years.
Eisen was very involved in the Jewish community as well. He was a member of the Primrose Club, the Island Yacht Club, the Palestine Lodge and the Holy Blossom Brotherhood. He assisted in the formation of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto as well as the Canadian Jewish Congress. In fact, he attended the first CJC meeting in Montreal in 1919 as a Toronto delegate. He was also one of the founders of JIAS.
Outside of the community he was involved in and was a founder and president of the Forest Hill Lion's Club (1954) and was active in the Masons, the ROM and the Toronto Board of Trade.
Eisen was also an avid collector of Canadiana. His holdings included books, pamphlets, printed ephemera from across the country. He passed away in 1974 and left his collection or rare books and other items to the University of Waterloo.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see accession 1979-9/38 for the microfilm version of the scrapbooks and diaries.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-13
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
7 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 7 colour photographs of Eisen speaking to students, a thank you card signed by the students and student art work in response to the Holocaust.
Administrative History
Alexander Eisen was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1929. After the Anschluss in 1938, the Eisen family fled to Hungary. In 1939, Alex’s father was arrested and fled to Palestine, leaving his wife alone with their three children. Alex and the rest of the family endured the hardships of the Budapest Ghetto, but later managed to escape and live in hiding until being liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945. He immigrated with his wife Renate to Canada in 1952. Eisen is a Neuberger Holocaust Survivor Speaker and author of A Time of Fear (2010).
Subjects
Children
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Eisen, Alexander
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-31
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-31
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3 x 5 cm
Date
May 1918
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of David Eisen with members of the Univeristy Zionist Circle. Pictured from left to right are H. Papernick, S. Appel, A. Glassberg and David Eisen. The are standing in front of the house at the corner of Bellevue Ave. and Denison Square that was used by the Kiever Congregation before it was demolished in 1926 and replaced by the current-day synagogue.
Descriptive Notes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Description taken from notations on accompanying envelope.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1921
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the 1921 registration of the birth of Isak Eisen in November 1891, an invitation to the wedding of Rebecca Gelbwachs and Isador Eisen on December 11, 1921 at the First Russian Congregation on Bellevue Avenue (The Kiever Synagogue), a portion of their certificate of marriage, and a letter written by David Eisen of Toronto in German.
Subjects
Birth certificates
Families
Letters
Marriage records
Name Access
Eisen, David
Eisen, Isak
Eisen, Rebecca
Eisen, Isador
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three pages of notes written by Joseph Eisen in connection with the 7th Brigade's actions during the Arab-Israeli War. The notes provide a brief chronological account of the war from 7 July 1948 to 29 October 1948 and mention Operations Dekel and Hiram.
Notes
A more recent note on the first of these three pages indicates Eisen wrote these notes while Ben Dunkelman was on a visit to Israel in August, 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-12-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 book
Date
[19--?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the book Ohel Yitzhak from the Book Branch at 35 D'Arcy Street in Toronto.
MG_RG
MG2 c1h
Subjects
Books
Places
D'Arcy Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-4-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
Date
1988-1993
Scope and Content
Accession consists of six yearbooks from Solomon's school years at Bialik Hebrew Day School, CHAT and Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.
Administrative History
Dara Solomon was born in Toronto in 1975 to Joseph and Maureen (Kokotow) Solomon. Her sister is Alida Solomon. In 2004, she married Jay Rosenthal of Natick, MA in San Francisco, CA. Solomon attended Bialik Hebrew Day School (1980-89), Arlington Senior Public School (1989), CHAT (1990), and Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (1991-93). She went on to the University of Toronto where she received her BA and to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received her Masters in Arts Administration. She worked in museums in the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years before returning to Toronto with her family in 2012. Since 2012, she has been the director of the Ontario Jewish Archives. She has a daughter named Stella Rosenthal and a son named Cy Rosenthal.
Subjects
Children
Education
Name Access
Solomon, Dara, 1975-
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w (tiffs)
Date
1958-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 17 scanned photographs from Joe Solomon's time as a camper and tripper at Camp Timberlane, an overnight camp founded in 1957 by Barry and Philomena Lowes on Lake of Two Islands in the Haliburton Highlands. Since it's founding, Camp Timberlane has catered to Jewish campers from Toronto. There is a finding aid in the folder with the scanned photos.
Administrative History
Joseph Nathan Solomon was born on September 4, 1944 to Myer and Sarah (nee Grafstein) Solomon. He is their middle son. He has two brothers David (deceased 2013) and Robert. Solomon attended Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, University of Toronto for his Bachelors and Osgoode Law School. A highlight of Solomon's life is being a tripper at Camp Timberlane for over 15 years. Solomon practiced law with his father Myer Solomon for the firm Solomon & Solomon and independendly following Myer's retirement and death in the late 1980s. Solomon married Maureen (nee Kokotow) Solomon from Kirkland Lake, ON in 1968. They have two daughters Alida Solomon and Dara Solomon, who started serving as the director of the Ontario Jewish Archives in 2012. Alida Solomon is a chef and restaurant owner.
Subjects
Children
Camps
Name Access
Solomon, Joseph, 1944-
Camp Timberlane
Places
Haliburton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
6 VHS tapes
1 folder of textual records
16 photographs
Date
1940-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and videos documenting the Solomon family, descendents of Harry and Dora Solomon. There are 6 videos. One video has been transferred to DVD and a finding aid has been created. A finding aid has been created for the photos. There is also a Toronto Life article, "Meet a Slumlord" about Harry Solomon, 1968. There is also a Rosh Hashana (New Years Card) and a baby Record for Stanley Solomon.
Custodial History
Stanley Solomon is the son of Alex and Gert Solomon, and was in possession of the records prior to donating them.
Administrative History
Stanley Solomon is the son of Gert and Alex Solomon. His brother is Leslie. Alex was the eldest son of Harry and Dora (nee Rogow) Solomon. Dora's parents were Sorita and Itche Rogowitch, eventually shortened to Rogow. There were 5 brothers: Alex (Gert), Joe (Ceal), Mike (Sarah Grafstein), Abe (Muriel), and Max (Lillian) and two sisters named Rose (m. Friedman) and Ida (m. Wagman). There was another brother named Sam who died young. Harry was a landlord and the owner of a scrapyard. A number of his sons worked with him in the family business. The family lived on Shaw Street between Dundas and Queen. In the 1930s, he began spending time in Miami, Florida. Harry died in 1972 and Dora died a few months later. Most of the films were shot by Joe Solomon.
Descriptive Notes
There is related material in accession 1980-11-2.
Name Access
Solomon, Stanley, 1939-
Places
North Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 303
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
303
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1963
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
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 408
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
408
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1968
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
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
136
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
221
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Kersh, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kersh, Solomon
Page Number
374
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Keshen, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Keshen, Solomon
Page Number
732
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Solomon, Joseph
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Solomon, Joseph
Page Number
410
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Solomon, P.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Solomon, P.
Page Number
643
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Williams, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Williams, Solomon
Page Number
223
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wilner, Solomon A.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wilner, Solomon A.
Page Number
620
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zadic, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zadic, Solomon
Page Number
682
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zoddic, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zoddic, Solomon
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2012-7-23
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-23
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of graphic and textual records that were used for research or publication by the Canadian Jewish News.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these records. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Canadian Jewish News (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-6-2
Material Format
textual record
text
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 books
Date
1966-1974
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several copies of the Canadian Jewish Review, the Chronicle Review and the Canadian Jewish Chronicle Review. Also included is an Ottawa Jewish bulletin and several books.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Stanley Shankman.
Administrative History
Stanley Shankman was the former owner of the Canadian Jewish Chronicle Review. He purchased the Canadian Jewish Chronicle (est. 1914, successor to the Jewish Times, est 1897) in Montreal in 1962 when it was experiencing financial difficulties. Max Melamet was his first editor. He later purchased the Canadian Jewish Review (est. 1921) and combined the two publications into one: the Candian Jewish Chronicle Review (ca. 1967), which published editions in both Montreal and Toronto. Carol Frilegh was the paper's first edtor.
When Ray Wolfe, Donald Carr and Charles Bronfman purchased the Candian Jewish News from M. J. Nurenberger, Shankman sold them the Candian Jewish Chronicle Review to incorporate into one community paper serving the two cities.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Shankman, Stanley
Canadian Jewish Chronicle Review
Canadian Jewish Review
Canadian Jewish Chronicle
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records (35 v.)
6.3 m of photographs : b&w and col.
Date
1949, [197-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of bound Canadian Jewish News newspapers from 1996 to 2012; bound copies of the Canadian Jewish Review from 1949 and the Canadian Jewish News' photograph collection. The photographs are arranged alphabetcially by subject, with the exception of two blocks of photographs related to "rabbis" and "places".
001: Anti-Zundel rally in front of Old City Hall, 19 Jan. 1984. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2013-8-2. Photo by Graphic Artists.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of the Canadian Jewish News.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Canadian Jewish News
Places
Canada
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records
Date
1934-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created or accumulated by Suzann (Cohen) Hutner related to the operations of the Canadian Jewish Review. Included are circulation reports, financial records, correspondence related to advertisers and the sale of the publication, issue summaries prepared by Suzann and a history of the paper written by Suzann. There also a few issues of the CJR from the 1930s.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of Harold Hutner, the stepson of Suzann Hutner.
Administrative History
The Canadian Jewish Review was established in 1921 by George and Florence Cohen. The couple had founded the short-lived Buffalo Jewish Review prior to them immigrating to Canada. The CJR was not bound by any particular religion or organization. Their offices were located in teh Hermant Building at Dundas Square. The paper was sold to the Canadian Jewish Chronicle in 1966.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Hutner, Suzann
Cohen, Florence
Cohen, George
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-68
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-68
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1967-1981
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 9 monthly periodicals of The Canadian Zionist dating from December 1967 to September/October 1981. Published by Canadian Zionist Federation, national office, 1310 Greene Ave., Montreal, Quebec.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
The Canadian Zionist
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of pages from the Jewish Chronicle dated Friday January 18, 1946. The front page reported the death of British Empire's Chief Rabbi Rev. Dr. J. H. Hertz, C.H.
Custodial History
Clipping was discovered while processing CJC (Fonds 17) holdings.
Administrative History
The Jewish Chronicle is a London, England based Jewish weekly newspaper. Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world.
Subjects
Newspapers
Places
England
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists correspondence and newspaper clippings documenting the Toronto Telegram's coverage of various topics concerning the Jewish community, such as Soviet antisemitism, hate literature, and Israel.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Newspapers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1997-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
26 photographs : b&w and col ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
1996-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a souvenir program of the opening of Chabad Lubavitch of Markham (1997), programs for a Bais Yaakov High School Play (1997), a Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association Yom Hashoah event (1997), and a flyer for a lecture at the Mizrachi Bayit (1997). As well there is an invitation to the First Annual Dinner and Auction of the Carrie and Adam Dream Fund (1997), a Firefly Books catalogue (1997) and a letter and photos regarding the opening of the caylefilm office.
The photographs document a variety of community events and oganizations including Camp Ramah in Canada, Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), Leo Baeck Day School, Temple Har Zion, Netivot Hatorah, Mizrachi, Israel Bonds, and Chabad Lubavitch.
001: Leo Baeck Day School in Thornhill celebrated Children’s Book Week this year with a week of visits by authors, book donations to Plaut Manor, and a Dress-up Day. Among the visitors were illustrator Heather Collins, and authors Sheryl McFarlane and Bernice Thurman Hunter. Enjoying Dress-up Day are [front row] Alana Bobet and [second row from left] Jamie Bregman, Matthew Sherman, Jamie Weksberg, Lisa Mark, Adina Mann, Mindy Perlmutter and Robbie Faibish. Photo by Barry Shainbaum. 009: Gertner family reception, [ca. 2000]. Back Row (L to R): Marlene (née Gertner) Brickman, Eric Gertner, Michael Brickman, Michael Brown, Director of York’s Centre for Jewish Studies, Henry Gertner, Berek Gertner, Elinor Gerner, Reginal Gertner and Cheryle Gertner. Front Row (L to R): Visual arts student Samara Enchin, history and education major Adam Segal, visual arts student Carolyne Novak and political science and Judaic studies major Jonathan Lasky.
Custodial History
These records were donated by Leila Speisman, a former employee of the Canadian Jewish News. The CJN would regulalry receive materials from institutions and organizations when writing about their events.
Subjects
Newspapers
Name Access
Mizrachi Bayit (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1980]-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the Canadian Jewish News documenting the activities of a number of organizations including United Synagogue Day School, Associated Hebrew Schools, Maccabi World Union, Lubavitch Women's Organization, Jewish Community Centre (JCC), Yeshiva University, and Bar Ilan University.
Descriptive Notes
There are handwritten and taped pieces of paper on the backs of the photographs with descriptive and identifying information.
Subjects
Newspapers
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one memo and news clippings regarding antisemitic articles that were published in the Il Bollettino Italian newspaper.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Newspapers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
139
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a news clippings, correspondence, memos, and one essay regarding a possible antisemitic bias of the London Free Press newspaper (London, Ontario).
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Newspapers
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm and 6 x 4 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Eisen was a Toronto physician.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Eisen standing at Bellevue Square in Toronto.
Notes
Includes original photograph and a larger copy.
Name Access
Eisen, David
Bellevue Square
Subjects
Physicians
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
Bellevue Square Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1944]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Jacob Eisen was originally from Edmonton. He later moved to Toronto and became the Rabbi for Holy Blossom Synagogue. He was a chaplain with the Canadian service during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rabbi Jacob Eisen in his serviceman's uniform, standing on a road. There is writing on the front that reads, "To Mike, with all the very best, Rabbi Eisen."
Subjects
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.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2010
Physical Description
3.1 metres of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell (1919-2000) was a prominant member of the Toronto Jewish community who initially pursued a career as a pharmacist and was later founder and president of the property development company, Elmdale Investments. He held positions as board member or chair in a wide variety of religious, educational and social service organizations and institutions both in Canada and Israel. In Toronto, these included: Clanton Park Synagogue, Adas Israel Synagogue, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (formerly Toronto Jewish Congress, and now the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto).
Edell was born in Toronto on 5 March 1919, the son of Pesach and Molly Edell. He attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the Toronto College of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, in 1943 while on leave of absence from the army. He was enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War and served in the signal corps.
After he completed his army service, he opened Edell’s Drug Store at 1978 Queen Street in Etobicoke in 1948, the first shomer Shabbat drug store in the city. He operated a second store at 494 Spadina Avenue in the late 1940s. In 1955 the Queen Street location was expropriated by the City of Toronto. Subsequently, Edell founded Elmdale Investments, the company which built and managed the Elmhurst Plaza in Etobicoke. He reopened the drug store, which was renamed Elmhurst Drugs in the plaza. He also invested in two retail textile stores, Deltex Drapery and Dodd’s Drapery which had been founded by group of businessmen including his cousin Israel Edell.
In 1952 he married Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock. They lived in the newly developed suburb of North York with their four children: Ethel, Simcha, Malka and Joseph. After 10 years of marriage, Dolly died and in 1966, he married Celia Rogen Hoffman.
Sol Edell was a founding member and first president of the Clanton Park Congregation. He was actively involved in the construction of the synagogue and its development. He continued to be affiliated with Shomrai Shabbos where his grandfather Rabbi Yosef Weinreb had been the rabbi. He was also involved with Adas Israel, the synagogue in Hamilton where his wife Celia had been an active member.
He was chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region -- Toronto Jewish Congress Archives Committee, which subsequently became the Ontario Jewish Archives. During his tenure, the archives was responsible for the reconstruction of the Kiever Synagogue which had been built in the early 1900s but had fallen into a state of disrepair by the 1960s.
Sol Edell was also involved in a number of Zionist organizations. He was the founding chair of the Aliyah Support Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, whose mandate was to assist Torontonians who had moved to Israel and ease their transition into Israeli society. He was also an active member of the Mizrachi organization and its affiliated institutions. Another one of Sol Edell’s interests was ensuring the preservation of local cemeteries. He was president of the Jones Avenue Cemetery and on the board of Pardes Shalom and the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery, Clanton Park section.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Sol Edell's business activities, community involvement and personal life. Included is correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, financial records, legal records, publications, audio-visual material, invitations, newspaper clippings, artifacts, lists, reports, speeches, and architectural drawings.
The fonds is organized into the following eleven series: Personal; Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy; Elmdale Investments; Deltex Drapery and Dodd's Drapery; Adas Israel Synagogue; Clanton Park Synagogue; Shomrai Shabbos; Aliyah; Cemetery and funeral home; Historical materials; and, Activities and organizations.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 739 photographs, 232 architectural drawings, 11 audio cassettes, 9 audio reels, 13 film reels, 7 videocassettes, 4 slides, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 1 key.
Name Access
Edell Solomon, 1919-2000
Clanton Park Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Edell, Dolly
Edell, Celia
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Jones Avenue Cemetery
Canadian Jewish Congress/ Toronto Jewish Congress Archives
Aliyah Support Committee
Subjects
Business
Pharmacists
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
The bulk of the architectural drawings are currently being stored rolled up. They should be flattened and encapsulated in melinex.
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Related Material
See fonds #5 for material related to Paul Edell.
See accession #2012-10/9 for material related to the Edell family.
Creator
Edell, Solomon, 1919-2000
Accession Number
2002-12-2
2008-8-29
2011-5-4
2012-10-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
73
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1974
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
1981-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 album
Date
1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one family album consisting of a family history and genealogical family tree for the Solomon Gold family (volume 21), published in Winnipeg.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Gold, Solomon
Places
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Accessions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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