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Accession Number
1988-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents belonging to Isadore Fox. Included are a copy of his Canadian Certificate of Naturalization, an American Foreign Service Application for Nonresident Border Crossing Card, and an indenture document between Congregation Bnai Israel and Isadore Fox regarding purchase of seats in the synagogue.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Saul Fox was a Leading Aircraftsman in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Saul Fox.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Tootsie Goldberg, the daughter of Ben Goldberg, a friend of the Melamed family. The portrait captures Tootsie as a baby, sitting in a wicker stroller.
Name Access
Goldberg, Ben
Goldberg, Tootsie
Subjects
Infants
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.
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 149
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
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1970
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 150
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
150
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1980
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
1995-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[between 1930 and 1940]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of a group of adults and children taken in a private home or meeting hall.The young people are wearing uniforms similar to those asssociated with scouts and seem to be members of an unidentified Jewish youth group.
Custodial History
This photograph belonged to Louis Goldberg, a patient at Baycrest Hospital. After he passed away his sister Lillian Silver donated it to the OJA.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-6
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster
3 cm of textual records
Artifacts
Date
1928-[ca. 1944]
Scope and Content
This accession includes a Standard Theatre poster for the play Sheindele from Slabodke, staring Mischa and Lucy German (1928). This production was also known as Papirosn-makherin (Cigarette Maker) and Reizele from Slabodke and was staged in 1927 in the Hopkinson Theatre then in Philadelphia with Clara Young, Lucy German, and Vera Rosanka.
Also included are pages from a scrapbook with Jewish Standard editorial writings from the 1930s by Hye Bossin. Topics include life on Spadina Avenue and in Kensinton Market, Yiddish entertainers, Emma Goldman's visit to Toronto, Caplan's Cafe, athletes, and the Toronto Islands. As well, there is a metal plate for F. B. Harris, circa 1944, with an inscription on it in memory of Sgt. F. B. Harris who "died in his country's service 6 June, 1944."
Subjects
Newspapers
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Bossin, Hye
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
Harris, Fred. B.
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Page Number
294
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Page Number
294
Comments
Name crossed out.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Leah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Leah
Page Number
281
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Moshe
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Moshe
Page Number
689
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, S.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, S.
Page Number
475
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm on matte 21 x 25 cm or smaller
8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and records relating to the Fox, Goldberg, and Dennis families, with the bulk of the materials relating to Joseph H. Fox, a storekeeper in Orillia and Toronto. Accession includes a photograph of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society picnic at Port Dalhousie Park on July 23, 1939. Documents include translations in English of birth registrations for Chaim Fuchs and Rose Bleich, an affadavit by a police magistrate in Orillia, Ontario for Joseph Fox, deed of sale for a seat in the University Avenue Synagogue (Goel Tzedec) by Z. Shore to Joseph Fox, and a biography of Joseph Fox by his grandson Melville Goldberg. In addition there is a military passport in German for Chaim Frichs.
Name Access
Fox, Joseph H.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Fox, Max & Moishe
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fox, Max & Moishe
Page Number
204
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fox, Myer & Max
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fox, Myer & Max
Page Number
442
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, C. Riwa
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, C. Riwa
Page Number
294
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Morris & Israel
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Morris & Israel
Page Number
479
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
File
Fonds
31
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Sam Fax was the manager of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' Union of America.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldberg, friends of the Melamed family, taken prior to 1917 at the Empire Studios on Bathurst Street in Toronto. The portrait was originally used for a Rosh Hashanah greeting card.
Name Access
Goldberg, Ben
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
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
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 50; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
50
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken at the Hanukkah party at the Bloor JCC. Pictured in the photograph are Sol Fox and Sol Finkelstein.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Goldberg left Brantford for Detroit in the 1920s and returned in 1971.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Sam Goldberg (on left) and Sam Paruchnikov (on right) of Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
The description originally written on the photo card read: Sam Goldberg (Theodore Bleinder or Bleender), Sam Paruchnikov (Paul), Brantford. It is unclear what the names in parenthesis are in reference to.
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 99
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
99
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca.1925]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. watercolour on cardboard ; 42 x 39 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a high quality watercolour elevation drawing of a seven storey building for the Goldberg Brothers and Mr. Hartman. The building is likely the Fashion Building, but Benjamin Brown was not the chosen architect for the project; the contract instead went to Kaplan and Sprachman.
Notes
Scope and content note: For many years, Benjamin Brown has been miscredited as the architect of the Fashion building, in part due to his work on other buildings in the area, most notably the Tower, Balfour and Commodore buildings.
Related Material
See photo #3307.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Danswitch, Mrs. (formerly Ada Goldberg)
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Danswitch, Mrs. (formerly Ada Goldberg)
Page Number
294
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 4339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left: Isaac (Isadore) Fox.
Right: Hymie (Chaim) Fox (brother).
Subjects
Employees
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3424
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3424
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Beck Goldberg and Lucy Hayes of Smiths Falls, Ontario. They are seated on a window ledge in front of a women's clothing store.
Subjects
Storefronts
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
Smiths Falls (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Batersby & family, & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Batersby & family, & family
Page Number
501
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Blackburn family, Family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Blackburn family, Family
Page Number
505
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-[ca.1960]
Physical Description
107 photographs : b&w and col. (88 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz's parents were Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz. She had three sisters; Fanny, Helen and Ruth. Fanny married Alex Solway and had two children, Carol and Herbert. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Jill and Jan. Sylvia was a part of a large extended family that remained close throughout her life as they shared many similar interests and a family cottage in Bobcaygeon.
Many members of her family were and are prominent individuals of the Jewish community in Toronto. Faye Halbert was Sylvia's cousin on her mother's side whose children, Ralph and Gerald, went on to become prominent doctors and members of the Jewish community. Jack Schwartz, Sylvia's uncle, was also in the fur business and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter was Jewell, who owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years.
Other related families include the Haussers and the Wintrobs.
Scope and Content
This series consists of negatives and proofs created by Sylvia Schwartz of members of her family. Images are primarily of the Schwartz, Solway, Shlesser and Halbert families. Types of photographs include formal portraits in the studio and home and informal and candid portraits of the family at leisure and at events.
This series has been divided into three sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains formal portraits, Sub-series 2 contains images of the family at recreation and Sub-series 3 contains images of the family at events.
Sub-series 1 consists of negatives and proofs of formal portraits done by Sylvia of her immediate family. They were taken both in her studio and in her family home. Those done in the home date from an earlier time. Generally, they are images of the head and upper body of the sitter. Some images feature full body shots of the sitter and some interior views of the Schwartz family home. Those photographed include Gerald, Ralph and Rhoda Halbert, Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack and Jewell Schwartz, Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser, and Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Carol and Gary Solway. There are multiple portraits of Ruth Schwartz, the majority of them showcasing Sylvia's early experimentation with portraiture. There are also six self-portraits of Sylvia.
Sub-series 2 consists of thirty-nine negatives and five prints taken by Sylvia Schwartz of the family at recreation. The majority of the images are of the family relaxing at their cottage in Bobcaygeon. There is one print of Herbert Solway reading the newspaper with his son Gary that may or may not have been taken at the cottage. Images consist of photographs of the family on the lawn, in the cottage and at the lake. There are both candid and staged photographs. Family members featured include Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack and Jewell Schwartz, Helen, Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser, Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Carol and Gary Solway. Also pictured are members of the Hausser, Halbert and Wintrob families. Friends of the family also appear in these images, such as, Judith Wolfson, Frances and David Gruber and David Rotenberg and his brothers. Sylvia Schwartz is in some images. There is one print that is a view of the cottage from the lake.
Sub-series 3 consists of thirty-one negatives taken by Sylvia Schwartz of family related events that she attended. These include a Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony for Gary Solway, the first born son of Herbert, Sylvia's nephew and an opening at the Park Plaza Hotel. Images of the Pidyon Ha'Ben include Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack, Minnie and Jewell Schwartz, Helen, Jill and Jan Shleser, and Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Elaine and Carol Solway. Also included is David Rotenberg who acted as the Kohen at the ceremony. Images from the Park Plaza Hotel include views of the ballroom, the entertainers and family members. The Wintrob, Halbert and Yolles families are also present. Sylvia Schwartz is in two images.
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Jewish National Fund Sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Jewish National Fund Sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-3
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
3 Feb. 1974
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens attending the JNF Negev dinner in honour of Dr. Maurice Fox. Identified in one of the photographs are (left to right): A. Moses, Dennis Frankenburg, Mrs. Moses, Leslie Raphael, Mrs. Raphael, Dr. Maurice Fox, and Phil Givens. Identified in the other photograph are (left to right): Dennis Frankenburg, Leslie Raphael, Dr. Maurice Fox, and Phil Givens.
Physical Condition
Some cracks in the emulsion are evident.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Altshuller was the great-grandfather of Saul Cowan's first wife Lillian Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
File consists of corrspondence between family members concerning reminiscences and genealogy, a family tree of Saul Cowan's parents Harris and Annie Cohen, two descendant family trees of Mayer Gollom (father of Annie Gollom Cohen), and a memoir titled "Altshuller Family Tree". Included in this document are photocopies of photographs, maps, a report on a 2005 reunion in Pontypool, Ontario, and a memoir of Belle Ewart by Al Sherman, which mentions the activities of the Rosenthal, Altshuller, Goldman, and Aiken families, as well as a 24-page descendant family tree of Max Altshuller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 postcards
1 photograph
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Ben Kayfetz and his family while he was stationed in Germany.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Family Carnival (or Family Picnic) was an annual event organized by the Men's Service Group to provide residents and patients at Baycrest with a day spent out-of-doors with their family.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Mr. Dubowsky (patient) with his granddaughter at the MSG's Family Carnival.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
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
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Parallel Title
Family Fair
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes, a report, floor plans, flyers, and correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 58
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
58
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white photograph of the Minegarten family including Samuel Minegarten, his nephews Joe and Borish, and his youngest daughter Mollye.
Name Access
Minegarten, Mollye
Minegarten, Samuel
Nisker, Mollye
Subjects
Families
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.
Physical Condition
Good.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Family photographs and other personal materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 27; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Family photographs and other personal materials series
Level
File
Fonds
27
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910], 1959, [ca. 1968]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 or smaller
Scope and Content
Portrait (ca. 1910) of Frank and Tillie Kaplan with their sons, Harold Kaplan and his younger brother, Wilfred (photo #6559).
Harold and Dorothy Kaplan at a New Years Eve party (31 Dec. 1959 - 1 Jan. 1960) at the Primrose Club (#6561).
Harold and Dorothy Kaplan at an unidentified dinner in the late 1960s (photo #6560).
Photograph of Kaplan taken in the late 1960s (in 2003-6-1 Box 2).
Accession Number
2003-6-1
2004-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with members of the Graubart family including Rabbi Leon Graubart, Rabbi David Graubart and Rabbi Philip Graubart. Much of the correspondence is in Yiddish. Included is a newsclipping paying tribute to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart who served as Chief Rabbi of Toronto. Also iscluded is a Mizrachi educational material, notice from the Vaad and a poster featuring newspaper clippings that highlight the Jewish war effort.
Name Access
Graubart, Yehuda Leib, 1862-1937
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-3-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
88 photographs (44 jpgs): b&w ; 12 x 20 cm or smaller and other material
Date
[1922?]-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and films that document the Laufer family and Gordon Laufer's military service during the Second World War. Records include an ISCOR program from the Minsker Synagogue, newspaper clippings relating to Gordon's military service, photographs of Gordon's grade school classes at Lansdowne Public School, early life growing up in the countryside, wedding, and military service overseas, including one of a passover dinner for military personnel. The verso of the scanned photographs were also scanned to show the annotations and dates on the originals. The scanned photographs and documents were originally maintained together in an album. The two parchments likely document Isaac Goldman's membership in the Beizetchiner mutual benefit society. Finally, the films document the wedding of Gordon Laufer's step sister Sylvia Snider to Abe Sapoznik (1950), a passover family dinner (1947) and a family trip to Crystal Beach (1949).
Administrative History
Fanny Laufer, daughter of Isaac and Esther Goldman, was born in Toronto in 1920. Her parents immigrated to Toronto in 1903 from Poland after coming here on their honeymoon. Upon arriving in Toronto, Isaac worked for Eaton’s, but soon opened a dry cleaning and pressing store on Teraulay Street, which moved to 469 Dundas Street West in 1922. Fanny married Gordon Laufer (1915-1981) on January 25, 1946 at the Henry Street shul.
Gordon served in the Irish Regiment of Canada during the Second World War. He originally found work as a furrier, but later worked for the liquor board. Together, he and Fanny had two daughters; Gloria (b. 1947) and Sandy (b.1950). Gordon passed away in 1981 and Gloria passed away in recent years.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes 5 scanned documents (jpg), 2 parchments, 3 film reels (ca. 20 min.), and 1 folder of textual records.
Language note:Parchments are in Yiddish
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg) : sepia toned
Date
[ca. 1922]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Syd Wise and his siblings in front of Anshel Wise's cigar store and "steamship office" at 100 Dundas Street West at the northwest corner of Terauley Street. Seen from left to right are: Syd Wise, Lil Wise, and David Wise.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Teraulay Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-16
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
1952
Scope and Content
Acccession consists of two photographs of the Singer Furniture store sign.
Administrative History
Fred Singer, father of Leslie Singer, owned and operated the Singer Furniture store from about 1936-1958. It was located on 1366 Danforth Ave. Fred and his family lived above the store.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-14
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
16 photographs : b&w (jpg)
2 textual records (pdf)
Date
[ca. 1910] - [ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned photographs and textual records that document the professional activities of members of the Natanson family and their family life. Photographs include images of the family's pickle business (ca. 1910) and store Moffat's North York Bargain House (ca. 1955), portraits of Nathan Natanson with his violin (ca. 1925) and Albert Natanson in his tap dancing outfit (ca. 1925), as well as images of Ida Natanson as a nurse (1938) and childhood photographs of Lazar and Bob. Textual records include a brochure for Nathan's dancing school and a notice announcing the employment of Albert at Helwig & Leitch, Inc.
Administrative History
Originally from Romania, Benjamin and Rose (nee Gratz) Natanson immigrated to Ottawa in 1902 and eventually settled in Toronto in 1905. Benjamin owned a pickle company at 3242 Dundas Street West which he operated until it was destroyed in a fire on August 13, 1930.
Benjamin and Rose had six children together: Albert (b. 1900), Freida (b. 1902), Celia (b. 1905), Nathan (b. 1909), Ida (b. 1916) and Lazar (b. 1918). Three of their children were involved in the arts; Celia and Nathan were both musicians and Albert was a tap dancer. At 15 years of age, Nathan won a scholarship at the Institute of Musical Art (now known as the Julliard School) and moved to New York with Celia and Freida. As a child, Albert was a tapdancer in Showboat on Broadway and later operated his own dancing school in Montreal; Nat Anson's Dancing School.
Ida became one of the first Jewish nurses in Ontario. She moved to Saskatchewan after marrying Doctor Nathan Jacks. Lazar married Muriel Weinstein (b. 1923) in 1951 and they opened a store, Moffat's North York Bargain House, at 1291 Wilson Avenue that same year. They were likely one of the first Jewish families to move to the Downsview area. Lazar and Muriel had two children: Eileen and Bob.
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
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-7-6
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (jpg)
1 letterhead (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scans of three black and white photographs of Arthur Warren with others in Geraldton and one Warren's Mens Wear letterhead.
Custodial History
Margaret Warren Singer is married to OJA volunteer Les Singer, who brought in the materials. Margaret provided the history of her family and Geraldton and retains the original documents.
Administrative History
Margaret Warren Singer's parents, Arthur and Lucille Warren, lived in Geraldton for five years during the Depression. Geraldton is a mining town 200 miles north of Thunder Bay. The family moved there as they had difficulties making a living in Toronto. At the time, Geraldton had no road leading to the town, just a daily train. It has been said that it took only five minutes to sort the mail when the train arrived.
Arthur had a men's wear store which catered to the miners and residents. Their first daughter, Carole, was born in Toronto, but spent her early years in the town. When she slept in her carriage outside the store, the miners would occasionally toss money into it.
There were several Jewish families in the town who met for social occasions. Alfie Schwartz, a Toronto lawyer who told Arthur of the town, lived there with his wife Myra for a number of years. There was also a pharmacist named Leon [Sher?]. Others living in Geraldton were Sam and Mary Chesin, and Gladys Hurtig and her husband. Gladys was not Jewish, but her husband was a distant relative of Mel Hurtig, the publisher and political activist. Myra Schwartz now lives in Toronto.
Arthur's brother, Sydney Warren, and brother-in-law, Irving Rother, were both medical students at the time and spent summers in Geraldton with the Warren family. They lived with the family and had jobs in the copper mines. Dr. Sydney Warren is now deceased, but Dr. Irving Rother is 91 and lives in Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 DVD
Date
1921 - [ca. 1948]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one scanned document (the birth certificate of Jacob Offstein) and four digital images of family photographs taken during the 1940s.
Custodial History
The photographs and certificate were scanned by the donor and were sent to us on a DVD.
Administrative History
Jacob Offstein (b. 1871) was born in Minsk, Russia. He married Gussie meyer in 1898. He came to Canada around 1904 and settled in St. Catharines, Ontario. He sent for his wife and three kids in 1908. They had several more children after that time. Their offspring included: David (b. 1899), Edward (b. 1900), Harry (Bunny) (b. 1902), Bertha (b. 1908), Hattie (b. 1910), Norman (b. 1914), Michael and Samuel (b. 1917). Unfortunately, their youngest died in 1918, due to what was described in the death certificate as a result of "scalding". The family resided at 11 Queenston Street during the early years where Jacob worked as a junk dealer. The family later moved to 24 Queenston Street where Jacob toiled as a grocer and junk dealer. On 31 August, 1921, Jacob was hit by a street car and perished at the age of 47.
Many of the children remained in Ontario. David married Ida. Harry married Eve. Edward married Edna and they had two daughters: Honey and Dena. Norman and his wife Belle relocated to California after the Second World War. They had two children: Gerald (b. 1941) and Gary (b. 1945). Gerald married Elaine Katz and Gary married Louis Nathanson. Gerald had one son, Norman (b. 1969), whom he named after his father, who passed away in July of 1965 in Los Angeles.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-8-4
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
4 film reels (ca. 65 min.) : col. si. ; 8 mm
Date
1952-1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of film reels that document the Walters family of Toronto. Included is one reel of a family gathering at Niagara Falls and Crystal Beach (1952), two reels of Marshall Walters' Bar Mitzvah (1966), and one reel of Donna Walters' sweet 16 birthday party (1967).
Administrative History
Benjamin Walters was born in Poland in 1922 to Rachael and Max Walters. He immigrated with his family to Toronto, Canada around 1927. His father was a watchmaker and jeweler. Benjamin learned the trade from his father and with his wife Sylvia, operated their own business on Queen Street East called Sunnybrook Credit Jewelers.
Benjamin married Sylvia (nee Midanik) on January 10, 1950. Born in 1926, Sylvia was one of three children born to Sarah (nee Pullen) and Alick “Smokey Joe” Midanik. Alick was a real estate developer on Elizabeth Street.
Together, Benjamin and Sylvia had two children: Donna (b. 8 March 1951) and Marshall (b. 27 March 1953). In his youth, Marshall sold flowers on the streets of downtown Toronto. He died at a young age in a car accident in Africa during his summer vacation from university.
Donna took secretary courses at Seneca College and worked at various law firms until she became a mother. She married Gerald Swartz on November 21, 1976 and they had a son, Mark (b. 6 July 1978), and twin girls, Debra and Shari (b. 21 March 1981). Gerald was an accountant.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1945]-[ca. 1975]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and two certificates documenting the experiences of Ralf Tuchman and his friends and family during and after the Second World War. Included are portraits of Ralf, an image of Ralf aboard a ship, and photographs of Ralf and his family in Montreal. Also included is one identity card of Ralf's cousin, Mayer Patron, who lived in the United States, and one certificate of death from Dachau Concentration Camp for Heinrich Dombeck, a relative of Ralf's mother whose maiden name was Dombeck.
Administrative History
Raphael (Ralf) Tuchman was born in Poland around 1930 or 1932. During the Second World War, Ralf and his family were held in Concentration Camps. Soon after being liberated, Ralf moved to Israel and fought in the 1948 war.
After learning two of his four brothers, Leon (Lable) and Lewis (Lazar), were living in New Jersey, Ralf came to Canada to meet them. He could not afford the return trip back to Israel and decided to stay in Canada after meeting his future wife. He lived in Montreal making fur coats.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1898-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Frankel family. Included is a letter from Mina Frankel to Ida Frankel, a wedding invitation for the marriage of Ida Frankel and Jacob Levy, two items related to the Frankel Corp. Ltd., and a German poem sent by Leo Frankel to Edmund Scheuer.
Administrative History
Leo Frankel was born in 1864. He married Helena Mayer and had three sons: Egmont Lionel, born in 1891; Carl Milford, born in 1894; and Roy Hecker, born in 1896. Carl Frankel was a prominent member of the Toronto Jewish community and the father of the donor, Nancy Draper. Roy Frankel served in the army during the First World War and later opened Frankel Brothers.
Use Conditions
Not to be used for advertising purposes
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-8-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-8-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
8 photographs (jpg) : b&w ; 6.4 MB
Date
[ca. 1930]–[ca. 1950]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Rogow family and business in Peterborough, Ontario. Included are images of Ralph, Sam, Mary, Itzhak Rogow, and Herbert and Stephen Shacher. There is also one image of the window display in the Rogow's ladies' wear store at the corner of Brock and George Streets.
Custodial History
These photographs were originally loaned to the OJA to scan and return as part of the Ontario's Small Jewish Communities exhbit. However, the copies were never accessioned at that time and thus the donor was asked to donate the copies in August, 2011.
Administrative History
Benjamin and Mary Rogow and had four sons–Alex, Joseph, Sam, and Ralph–as well as four daughters–Mrs. M. Levine, Mrs. Sam Davis, Mrs. Phil Moscoe, and Rose Rogow. In 1918, Benjamin Rogow established a ladies ready-to-wear store on the southeast corner of Brock and George Streets. For twenty-five years the family of four sons and four daughters lived in rooms above the store until they moved to 623 Walkerfield Avenue. Carried on by son Joseph Rogow, it was possibly one of Peterborough’s longest-running ladies’ wear store. In the early days, coats and suits were made on the premises but by the 1950s the store’s offering of suits and coats and dresses has expanded to skirts and slacks.
On 25 April 1942, Sgt-Instructor Sam Rogow died in a plane accident near Trois Rivieres, Quebec, three months after earning his wings as a training instructor.
Use Conditions
None
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Rogow (family)
Places
Peterborough (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-9-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 items
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1940]–1951
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of Jean and Joseph Shaffer of Thunder Bay, one photograph of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Thunder Bay B'nai Brith, a last will and testament for Sam Shaffer drafted while in the military, a Magen David pin, and a veteran's unit coin worth ten cents.
Custodial History
The items were in the possession of Nancy Shaffer. They were donated to the Archives following the death of Sam Shaffer in August 2011.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Shaffer (family)
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-9-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
4 jpgs : b&w and sepia ; 3 MB
Date
[ca. 1910]-1934
Scope and Content
Accession consists of four scanned photographs of original prints documenting the Hurtig family of Thunder Bay. Included is a photo of Mandy Helper with a truck he operated for International Transit Limited, a Hurtig family business (19 January 1934); the Mariaggi Hotel (ca. 1930); Max and Eva Hurtig (nee Gertler) around the time of their marriage in Winnipeg (ca. 1910); and Max Hurtig with his cousin Haber from New York (ca. 1910).
Custodial History
The items were originally scanned for the OJA's Ontario Small Jewish Communities exhibit, however they were never formally accessioned into our holdings. A letter was sent to Sheila Robertson requesting permission to accession the scans in September 2011.
Administrative History
Max Hurtig was born in Roumania and moved to Switzerland in 1903, in order to train to become a watchmaker. He wasn’t happy with the trade or the country and moved to England in order to secure a job and earn funds to travel to Canada. He landed a job on a cattle boat and worked his way across the Atlantic to Montreal, where he worked in a restaurant for a few weeks. He then decided to relocate to Winnipeg in 1904. Shortly thereafter, he located a job at the stone quarries in Tyndall and Garson. After a few months, he bought a team of horses and became a contractor hauling the cut stones. In 1907, he married Eva Gertler, who was from his shtetl, and they lived together in Tyndall. Their two eldest children, Dora (Dot) and Ben, were born there. In 1910, Max was joined by his brothers Dave and Bert and their father Mayer. Their mother Dvora had passed away in 1903.
Max returned to Winnipeg in 1911 with Eva, where he became a partner in Hurtig and Abraim Coal and Wood Company. In 1913, he started M.B. Hurtig Coal, Wood, and Building Supplies. Max also ran a livery business from the family home on Dufferin Avenue, where the stables were located at the back of the property. He became acquainted with the Bronfman brothers, who were engaged in running whisky across to American border. He made a few trips with them, but eventually gave up the work because he found it too risky. Instead, he went to work at the Bronfman-owned Bell Hotel.
In 1914, Max moved to Port Arthur to manage the Mariaggi Hotel, which had been purchased by the Bronfmans. Hurtig soon expanded his business and started a sizeable business empire that included: the Pigeon River Resort Hotel, International Transit Limited (the first bus line to serve that area), the Northland Hotel in Beardmore, the Mariaggi Hotel in Geraldton, the Empire Hotel in Fort William, the Port Arthur Café, and the Cloud Lake Sawmill. His hotels also served as bus depots for his bus line.
Max’s sons Morley and Harry helped manage the bus company which operated local service routes to Kenora, Fort Frances, Pigeon River, Red Lake and Marathon. All of the branches of the Hurtig family established roots in Fort William and Port Arthur, becoming one of the pre-eminent local families. Bert’s son, Larry Hurtig, became a prominent member of the Winnipeg Jewish community, in his capacity as the president of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-6-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
58 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[190-]-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original and photocopies of photographs related to the Lyons, Agranove, Rotenberg, Pollock families from Toronto and Hamilton. Included are family portraits, wedding portraits, the family likely at community events, and a photo of the family at Crystal Beach. There is also a photocopy of a story in the Canadian Jewish News about a Rotenberg family reunion in 2003.
Administrative History
William Agranove was active in Keiltzer Society and was in the furniture manufacturing business. He was also a major fundraiser for the UJA, a close friend of Sam Kronick. He is mentioned in Hesh Troper's book "None is Too Many" as helping Jews come to Toronto from Europe.
Rotenberg Family were a large family with 10 children. Saul Rotenberg raised horses and was partners with Lyons in the furniture business that had many locations, one on Yonge Street.
Descriptive Notes
Donor's cousin Judy will be in touch with OJA to provide more information.
Subjects
Families
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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