Accession consists of records pertaining to the volunteer efforts of Shoshana Cole when she served as chair of the Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal. Included is a gold engraved scrapbook presented to Shoshana by the 1971 United Jewish Appeal, Israel Special Fund. The scrapook includes photographs from Shoshana's installation as chair, with her predecessor Cecily Peters and successor Edith Eason. There are publicity stills of Shoshana with other volunteers from the UJA Women's Division, with Donald Carr Q.C., newly elected President of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and with Dr. Ralph Halbert, 1971 UJA-ISF General Chairman. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and an official portrait of Shoshana Cole.
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Mrs. Louis J. (Shoshana) Cole was elected chair of the 1971 United Jewish Appeal - Israel Special Fund Women's Division in 1971. Born in Toronto, she is the daughter of Edward and Eva Herman.
Accession consists of records documenting the life of Ellen Shirley Cole (née Robins) and her husband Albert (Tubby Cole). Included are elementary and high school records belonging to Ellen and Tubby Cole, and photographs of Ellen and Tubby and their parents and children. Also included are: newsclippings and photographs of UJA events featuring Tubby Cole as Man of the Year in 1977, as UJA Chairman in 1978, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Pierre Trudeau; Ellen's community activities; actress Toby Robins (Ellen's sister), and brothers Carl and Jack Cole of Cole's bookstores. Also included are programs and invitations to UJA yearly campaign events, a speech presented by Joe Clark, M.P., to Beth Emeth Bais Yehudah Synagogue, a scrapbook of Harbord Collegiate newsclippings featuring outstanding athlete Albert Cole, a possible UJA event donor list, and a 50th birthday poem written to Ellen from her sister Toby Robins.
Ellen Shirley Cole (née Robins) was born in 1929 in Toronto. Ellen and her husband Albert (Tubby) Cole were active and dedicated members of the Toronto Jewish community. She was a member of Hadassah and the UJA Women's Campaign where she had the opportunity to meet with dignitaries such as Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Pierre Trudeau. Ellen was the sister of the late actress Toby Robins and sister-in-law of Carl and Jack Cole of Cole's bookstores. Ellen enjoyed her role as homemaker and was noted for being an outstanding hostess and cook. Ellen passed away March 22, 2018.