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Level
Item
ID
Item 1854
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1854
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph in the centre is Isaac Goldfield, and to his left is Mrs. Goldfield.
Name Access
Rachover Friendly Help Society
Goldfield, Isaac
Goldfield, Mrs. Isaac
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
1979-11-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-6
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1950]-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records and objects documenting the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society. Included are anniversary books and ritual books, a voting box and livery collars that were worn by the executive and general membership. Collars with the gavel symbols were worn by Masters, collars with keys were worn by Guards, and collars with quills (not included in this accession) were worn by treasurers. The plain blue collars were worn by the general membership.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Darryn Mandel, the son of Master Sam Mandel.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 5 livery collars, 1 voting box, and 1 pin.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1520
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1520
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society
Subjects
Portraits
Societies
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
1978-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 17 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of several members of the Kieltzer Society in Toronto. Standing left to right are Kornbloom, S. Levy, and Joe Berkowsky.Seated left to right are A. Yashne, Guest, and A. Ladovsky.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3843.
Name Access
Ladovsky, A.
Yashne, A.
Berkowsky, Joe
Levy, S.
Kornbloom
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 8; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish clubs, businesses and organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
8
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917-1918
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Menorah Society grew out of the Yiddish Club at the University of Toronto in 1917. The had a semi-official status and superseded most of the other Jewish student groups. Most often they met off campus, but they did have a faculty advisor named Professor W. R. Taylor, who taught Hebrew at University College. Menorah Society was a branch of an intercollegiate Jewish society formed at Harvard in 1906 for the study of Jewish history and culture. In Toronto, they flourished until it was undermined by the Greek-letter fraternities in the late 1920s and in 1931 they dissolved.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the University of Toronto Menorah Society executives for 1917-1918.
Name Access
University of Toronto Menorah Society
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two group portraits of the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society's officers and women's auxiliary.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Benevolent Friendly Society announcement of a general meeting on December 25, 1927 at the Orange Hall at Euclid Avenue and College Street.
Physical Condition
Document is marked
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society.
Notes
Title note: 9/11/13 -- Al Speisman of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society said that this is not Ostrovtzer Society. It may in fact be the members of the Ostrovtzer Synagogue, which was a separate institution from the Society. Further verification is required.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of members of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the officers of the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society.
Notes
Also referred to as the Stashover Society.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Friendly, John
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Friendly, John
Page Number
306
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (2 negatives); 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill's father Moishe Stern and his uncle Joseph Glass were active members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, and both sat on the executive during the 1930s.
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of the executive members of the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society in Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Joseph Frydman, Shime Dillick, [unidentified], [?] Zarnitsky.
Front row, left to right: Hymie Pozner, Joseph Glass, Hartzke Kornblum (president), Iszhe Kornblum, and Joseph Frankel.
Notes
There is an original photograph, a 35mm negative and a 10 x 12 cm negative for this item.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
1991-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1219
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1219
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of members of the University of Toronto Menorah Society Executive.
Back row, left to right: B. Weinberg (Arts Representative); E. E. Gelber (Executive President); M. Pusitz (Medicine Representative).
Middle row, left to right: E. Lazaresco (B.A. General Secretary); I. Greenberg (Dental Representative); R. Rotenberg (Women's Arts Representative); I.L. Kenen (Publicity); S. Soskin (Treasurer).
Front row, left to right: B. Bain (Cor. Secretary); D. Garfinkel (President); L. Sher (Vice-President).
Absent: R. Breslin (B. A., Medicine Representative).
Name Access
Bain, B.
Breslin, R.
Garfinkel, D.
Gelber, E.E.
Greenberg, I.
Kenen, I.L.
Lacaresco, E.
Pusitz, M.
Rotenberg, R.
Sher, L.
Soskin, S.
University of Toronto Menorah Society
Weinberg, B.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1906
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Herzl Girls' Zionist Society on what is probably Toronto Island. Ida Siegel is second from the left in the back row. Betty Goldstick was an active member of this organization and was likely included in this photograph.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
Zionists
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.
Related Material
The textual records for the Herzl Girls' Zionist Society that Betty donated can be found in MG2J1K.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2925
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2925
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph at the front, from left to right are: David Brown (Superindendent of Jewish Old Folks Home); [unknown]; [unknown]; Layefsky; Jacob Zelick Rosenberg (father of Henry S. Rosenberg).
Name Access
Brown, David
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Layefsky
Mozirer Mutual Benefit Society
Rosenberg, Henry S.
Rosenberg, Jacob Zelick
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
1981-7-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 550
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
550
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of executive members of the Mozirer Sick Benefit Society Young Men's Executive, copied from the Society's Silver Jubilee book.
Name Access
Mozirer Sick Benefit Society
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
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 1894
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1894
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 3, 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Image consists of group portrait of the Toronto Hebrew Benevlent Society Chevra Kadisha in 1918.
Name Access
Hebrew Benevolent Society
Subjects
Hevra kaddisha
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.)
Accession Number
1979-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 995
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
995
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of the members of the Hebrew Men of England Ladies' Society. Pictured are Ms. Levy, Ms. Abrams; Ms. Katz; Ms. Neiman; Mrs. Rosen; Mrs. Brass.
Name Access
Abrams, Ms.
Brass, Mrs.
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Katz, Ms.
Levy, Ms.
Neiman, Ms.
Rosen, Mrs.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
Women
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
1977-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6092
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6092
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the founder and twenty year members of the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society.
Notes
Photo by Empire Studio.
Name Access
Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society
Subjects
Societies
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
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3040
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3040
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1935 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of members of the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary seated around a table in someone's home.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Societies
Women
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
1974-001
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2927
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2927
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals and families who were part of the Mozirer Sick Benefit Society sitting outside at a picnic at Appleton Farms, Ontario.
Notes
See also #1891 for negative.
Name Access
Appleton Farms
Mozirer Sick Benefit Society
Subjects
Picnics
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
Ontario
Accession Number
1981-7-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 804
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
804
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 117 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of the opening game of the Jewish Fraternal Softball League at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto.
The Jewish Fraternal Softball League was affiliated with the Judean Benevolent and Friendly Society.
Identified individuals include: 3rd from left, Sam Urman; 7th from left, Sam Feldt; 16th from left, Fred Hamilton; 17th from left, Jimmy Simpson; 20th from left, Henry S. Rosenberg; 24th from left, Arnold Hundert.
Subjects
Societies
Sports
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
Trinity Bellwoods (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1975-007
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2564
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2564
Material Format
graphic material
Date
3 Aug. 1914
Physical Description
2 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25.5 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of the First Hungarian Sick and Benevolent Society of Toronto.
Name Access
First Hungarian Sick and Benevolent Society
Subjects
Picnics
Portraits, Group
Societies
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
Scarborough (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-3-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2321
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2321
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Ben Litwin lived on Bordon Street at the time this photo was taken.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Ben Litwin wearing a Kieltzer Society Executive badge.
Name Access
Litwin, Ben
Keltzer Society
Subjects
Portraits
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
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society was founded in 1913 to provide aid to members of the Jewish community.
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the past presidents of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society.
Name Access
Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society
Subjects
Portraits
Societies
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Dora Till being presented with the President's Pin on her retirement as President of the Women's Auxiliary. Identified in the photograph is (left to right) : [?], Dora Till, and Lillian Soles.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-11-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group portrait of the University of Toronto Medical School class of 1939 taken at their sixtieth reunion in June 1999. Identified in the top row from the left are Dr. Harold Linton, Dr. Cam Gray, Dr Bernard Laski, and Dr. Dave Rogers. In the middle row from the left are Dr. Jack Birrell, Dr. C. McCulloch, Dr. Roger Barron, Dr. Harold Fine, and Dr. Alan Basset. In the front row from the left are Dr. J. Walmseley, Dr. Sydney Wise, Dr. Charles Sheard, Dr. McQuaid, and Dr. Phil Ryan.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Wise, Sydney, 1915-2013
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Brantford B'nai Brith lodge received its charter in 1932.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the installation dinner of the officers of the Brantford B'nai Brith lodge. The dinner was held at Kerby House. The photograph depicts a large assembled crowd seated at several banquet tables.
Notes
Title taken from writing on photograph.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith. Brantford Lodge, No. 1154
Subjects
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
International Fur Workers' Union / Fur Workers' Union (AFL) file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
International Fur Workers' Union / Fur Workers' Union (AFL) file
Level
Item
Fonds
23
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of the executive members of locals 40 and 100 of the International Fur Workers' Union in Toronto. Harry Simon is featured in the first row, third from the left. Max Federman is seated next to him, fourth from the left.
Notes
Photo by Famous Studio.
Subjects
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
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Stern left Canada for Palestine in 1933. Upon his arrival, he joined the Degania Bet Kibbutz, where he stayed until 1934, when he moved to Tel Aviv and worked as a bookkeeper. In 1936, he helped found the Ginosar kibbutz. He was killed in 1939 while on guard duty.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young people in Palestine just before leaving for the Ginosar kibbutz. Sam Stern is lying on the ground in front and standing in the back row second from the right is his girlfriend, Yael.
Subjects
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
Palestine
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Talmud Torah staff members honouring Mr. Joshua Katz for his years of service as a Talmud Torah teacher. They are dressed in formal evening dress and are standing in behind a banquet table with flowers on it. Pictured are:
Left to right: Eugene Weiner, Gordon Livingston (president), [unidentified[, Joshua Katz's son, Mr. Joshua Katz, [unidentified], Mrs. Katz, [unidentified], Sylvia Kroetsch (teacher), Rabbi Cong (principal), and Rabbi Green.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 734
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
734
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
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 the officers of the Grand Order of Israel, Hamilton Lodge No. 1. The photograph is a studio portrait of the nine men. Pictured from left to right are:
Back row: J. Cohen (guardian), H. Vine (marshal), A. Raphael (marshal), M. Raphael (trustee).
Front row: J. Caplan (treasurer), J. Freedman (secretary), B. Raphael (noble-master), L. Kudlatz (vice-master), M. Levitt (trustee).
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Caplan, J.
Cohen, J.
Freedman, J.
Kudlatz, L.
Levitt, M.
Raphael, A.
Raphael, B.
Raphael, M.
Vine, H.
Subjects
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
139
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935-1963
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 18 x 24 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of group portraits of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. weightlifting teams, including one team from 1935 and one from 1963 accepting a trophy. There is also an image of a weightlifter being weighed in.
Identified individuals include, from left to right: S. Klein, M. Goldstein, Joe Sklar, Gordy Bernstein, S. Cohen, L. Cohen, Issie (Izzy) Bass, Abe Ginsberg and William Gryfe.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is photograph of (left to right): Jennie Fremes, Francis Fremes, Ella Fremes and Alex Solway in Toronto.
Subjects
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.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr with four friends. They are all wearing fur coats and hats. Pictured from left to right are: Ethel Mehr, Saide Hartman, Sylvia Brenner, [unidentified], [unidentified].
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Hartman, Sadie
Mehr, Ethel
Subjects
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.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
48
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of people in bathing suits sitting on the dock at the Mehr's cottage in Jackson's Point, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are: Melba Hutner, Bernice Mehr, Eleanor Cohen (cousin), Ethel Mehr, Ruby Cohen (cousin), and Bert Cooper.
Subjects
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
Jacksons Point (Georgina, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of girls on the beach at the Mehr's cottage in Jackson's Point, Ontario. Pictured standing from left to right: Lucille Mehr, Charlotte Weis (cousin from Cleveland), Leonore Weis. Seated: Ethel Mehr.
Subjects
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
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph taken of the pioneering members of the Toronto Cloakmakers' Union.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 8; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
8
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of one black and white photograph of a group of the founding members of the Toronto Cloakmakers Union
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of a group portrait of Leaders Council in "Town Hall Night". Identifcation key lists four of those members.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 7 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz were respectively born in the United States and Austria. They had four daughers, Sylvia, Helen, Fanny and Ruth. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan. Ruth was a respected book seller in Toronto. In 1976 Sylvia Schwartz set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards.
Jack Schwartz, Joseph's brother and Sylvia's uncle, was also in the fur business and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter was Jewell owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years.
Ida Schwartz was Jospeh and Jack Schwartz's sister.
Jewell Schwartz was the daughter of Jack and Minnie Schwartz, and was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin.
In 1955, Jewell opened an upscale craft retail store called Trade Winds at 150 Bloor Street West. In 1963 she relocated the store to 138 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, due to the previous building being torn down. Trade Winds remained at this location until her retirement in 1984. Jewell was known to take courses in the construction of the wares she sold, such as jewelry and pottery to have a better idea of the materials she was selling.
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had three sisters, Helen, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades
Dr. Isaac Shleser was a doctor of internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1937. He was married to Helen Schwartz (d. 3 August 2007), the sister of Sylvia Schwartz, and had two daughters, Jill and Jan. He had five grandchildren, Dean, Natalie, Samantha, Duncan and Douglas, and one greatgrandson, Henry. He died on the 10 July 2007.
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple
Alex Solway was married to Fanny Schwartz, sister of Sylvia Schwartz, and had two children, Carol and Herbert. He had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. He died on 1 July 1988.
Alex was a member of the Board of Govenors of Beth Tzedec during the 1950s.
Fanny (nee Schwartz) Solway was the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
Herbert Solway received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Scope and Content
Item is a large group portrait of front row (left to right): Unknown boy, Jan Shleser, Joseph Schwartz, Gertrude Schwartz and Ruth Schwartz. Second row (left to right): Alex Solway, Helen Shleser, Fanny Solway, Carol Solway, Sylvia Schwartz, Ida Schwartz, Minnie Schwartz and Jewell Schwartz. Third row (left to right): Isaac Shleser, unknown man, Bev Ragal, unknown woman, Herbert Solway, unknown man, unknown woman, unknown woman, unknown man, Jack Schwartz, unknown woman and unknown woman.
Notes
This item has no proofs.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 5 for more portraits of the Schwartz, Shleser and Solway families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 7 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz were respectively born in the United States and Austria. They had four daughers, Sylvia, Helen, Fanny and Ruth. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan. Ruth was a respected book seller in Toronto. In 1976 Sylvia Schwartz set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards.
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had three sisters, Helen, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades.
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Fanny (nee Schwartz) Solway was the sister of Sylvia Schwartz. She was married to Alex Solway (d. 1 July 1988) and had two children, Carol and Herbert. She had three grandchildren, Gary, Diane and Michael. She died on 22 April 1971.
Herbert Solway received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Carol Solway is the daughter of Alex and Fanny Solway, brother of Herbert Solway and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Frances Gruber was the closest personal friend of Sylvia Schwartz. Schwartz photographed her many times with musicians and celebrities.
Scope and Content
Item is a large group portrait of front row (left to right): Jan Shleser, Joseph Schwartz, Gertrude Schwartz and Sylvia Schwartz. Second row (left to right): Carol Solway, Fanny Solway, Helen Shleser, Herbert Solway, Ruther Schwartz and Frances Gruber.
Notes
This item has no proofs.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 5 for more portraits of the Schwartz, Shleser and Solway families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phyllis Marshall (b. Barrie, ON, 4 Nov 1921) was a Canadian singer and actress. She studied piano as a child and was known as a track athlete, but made her debut at 15 as a singer on radio station CRCT. She then performed with Jack Arthur and on CBC radio with Percy Faith.
Her first nightclub engagement was at Toronto's Silver Slipper, September 1938, with the Canadian Ambassadors. Encouraged by the CBC announcer Byng Whitteker to sing blues and jazz, she performed during the 1940s with various Toronto dance bands, including an 18-month stint at Toronto's Park Plaza Hotel 1944-46, with her own trio, and on tour 1947-8 in the USA with the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
A contemporary of Eleanor Collins among early black performers on the CBC, Marshall appeared 1949-52 on radio's 'Blues for Friday' (later 'Starlight Moods') and starred on TV's 'The Big Revue' 1952-4, 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade' 1956-9, and other shows. She performed with Canadian jazz notables including Oscar Peterson and Bert Niosi, and also starred in the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand show. She performed in England on BBC TV in 1959 (The Phyllis Marshall Special) and again in 1964 in nightclubs. Her LP That Girl (1964, Cap FS-614), recorded in the company of US jazz stars Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate, captures Marshall's light, secure singing style and received a Juno Award as 'good music product LP'. Marshall had earlier recorded for Monogram in 1949.
Her second career, as an actress, began in 1956 at Toronto's Crest Theatre and included dramatic and musical roles in stage, radio, and TV productions such as the revue Cindy-Ella (1964), CBC radio's 'The Amen Corner' (1970), and CBS-CTV's Night Heat in the mid-1980s. She continued to sing on occasion - eg, at the ACTRA Awards in 1977, and for Freedom Fest (Harbourfront) in 1988.
Marshall is remembered as one of Canadian television's earliest stars, and as a pioneer among black Canadian performers.
She died in Toronto in 1996.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait of, front row (left to right): Phyllis Marshall and Sylvia Schwartz. Everyone else in this photograph is unidentified (possibly musicians).
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 4 for a portrait of Phyllis Marshall by Sylvia Schwartz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait of, front row (left to right): Sylvia Schwartz, unknown man and unknown woman.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jack Schwartz was Sylvia Schwartz's uncle, and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter Jewell owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years. Jack was in the fur business in Toronto.
Gerald Halbert was born in 1935 to Hyman and Faye Halbert in Toronto. He is the brother of Dr. Ralph Halbert and Mrs. Rhoda Brown (nee Halbert). Gerald's mother Faye was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin on her mother's side.
Gerald Halbert received his medical degree in 1960 from the University of Toronto. Around that time he became very involved in the Jewish community, first volunteering for the UJA in 1960 and then traveling to Israel on a UJA Young Leadership Mission in 1962. Inspired and awed by the country, his lifelong commitment to the community was solidified. Since that time he has held many volunteer leadership roles within the Toronto community, including: chair and/or co-chair for three UJA Federation Campaigns and President of United Israel Appeal of Canada and of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been active in the development of the Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of Toronto.
Outside of the Jewish community, he has helped to raise funds for and establish several research chairs at the University of Toronto and University Health Network and is a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Governors. He is a member of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, where he has volunteered significant time to a number of fundraising initiatives including the Spark of Life and Neurosurgery Chair Campaigns. He is also Board Champion for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Krembil Discovery Tower and Krembil Neuro Program.
In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his lifelong commitment and contributions to his community.
He was married in 1960 to Sandra ("Tootsie") (nee Sukerman) and they have two daughters: Wendy and Michelle.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait of members of the Schwartz's and Halbert's Families. From left: unknown woman, unknown man, Jack Schwartz, Minnie Schwartz, unknown woman, unknown man, unknown man,and Gerrald Halbert.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Schwartz was married to Gertrude Schwartz and had four daughters, Sylvia, Fanny, Helen and Ruth.
Joseph owned J. Schwartz and Company, a fur manufacturing firm, and eventually became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue road.
The Halberts consist of Hyman and Faye Halbert, and their three children, Ralph Halbert, Dr. Gerald Halbert and Mrs. Rhoda Brown (nee Halbert). Faye was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin on her mother's side.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait of members of the Schwartz, Halbert and Wintrob Families. Joseph Schwartz can be seen standing behind the group on the right. All other sitters are unidentified.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Custodial History
Cecil Yolles was Louis Yolles' eldest grandchild. He was the eldest son of Sam and Mary (Wilder) Yolles.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait from the Park Plaza opening. Cecil and Denny Yolles are identified in the centre of the photo, seated fourth and fifth from the left.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jack Schwartz was Sylvia Schwartz's uncle, and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter Jewell owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years. Jack was in the fur business in Toronto.
Jewell Schwartz was the daughter of Jack and Minnie Schwartz, and was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin.
In 1955, Jewell opened an upscale craft retail store called Trade Winds at 150 Bloor Street West. In 1963 she relocated the store to 138 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, due to the previous building being torn down. Trade Winds remained at this location until her retirement in 1984. Jewell was known to take courses in the construction of the wares she sold, such as jewelry and pottery to have a better idea of the materials she was selling.
Ida Schwartz was the sister of Jack and Joseph Schwartz.
Herbert Solway is the son of Alex and Fanny Solway, the brother of Carol Solway and the nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of members of the Schwartz and Solway families. Front row (left to right): Minnie Schwartz and Ida Schwartz. Middle row (left to right): Jewell Schwartz. Back row (left to right): Herbert Solway and Jack Schwartz.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i2.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
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