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Accession Number
2007-9-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
[193-]-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three scanned family photographs as follows:
01. Bat mitzvah of Richelle Gordon, 1962. Left to right: Moishe Laeb, Shaina Hanna, Jack Gordon, Richelle Gordon, Eve Gordon, Raizel Rosen, Yisroel Rosen, Brian Gordon. In front: Sheri Gordon.
02. Family portrait, 1930s. Left to right: Mathew Gordon, Shaina Hana Gordon, Joe Gordon, Moishe Laeb Gordon, Sarah Polen. In front: Jack Gordon.
03. Raizel and Yisroel Rosen (parents of Eve Gordon).
Administrative History
Eve Rosen Gordon was born in Russia in 1923. When she was three years old, her parents and paternal grandparents came to Canada with Eve's sister and brother. Her uncle Aaron Rosen had been in Kitchener, Ontario, since 1903. His business was scrap metal, and Eve's father joined him in the work to pay off their tickets from Russia. Following that, he peddled with a horse and buggy. In 1933, he launched his own business, clearing and filling the swampy land by hand to build a multi-generation business, Rosen and Sons, which eventually moved into industrial waste.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Gordon, Eve
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1925]-[ca. 1975]
Administrative History
Accession consists of scanned photographs of Goldie Barth's (nee Greenspoon) family in Sudbury, Ontario, including pictures of her parents Mary and Samuel, their backyard with scrap metal, and their general store. Other images include Mary Singer, Ghital Halman, a children's event in the basement of the synagogue, a group of Young Judea youth, and a group of young children.
Photographs include:
01. Children outside shul, early 1940s.
02. Event in basement of synagogue, late 1930s or early 1940s.
03. Greenspoons inside shul, nd.
04. Left to right: Mary Greenspoon and Mary Singer at Jewish community camp.
05. Left to right: Ghital Halman, Mary Greenspoon, unidentified. Unidentified man behind.
06. Mary Greenspoon in backyard with chickens, late 1930s.
07. Mary Greenspoon with children in front of her grocery store, 1930s.
08. Samuel Greenspoon in backyard with chickens and scrap metal.
09. Young Judea event, February 1964. Far left Goldie Barth. Other children are Jewish and Catholic.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Barth, Goldie
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-10
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[192?]-[1978]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of nine scanned copy photographs of the donor's parents, relatives, and community events in Kitchener, Ontario.
Photographs are the following:
01. Bessie and David Roseman.
02. Bessie and David Roseman.
03. Beth Jacob Centre ribbon-cutting ceremony, Feb. 18, 1961. Left to right: Alex Orzy, Jack Rosen, and Rabbi Rosensweig.
04. Kitchener gang at Joe Roseman’s daughter, Helene’s wedding, 1978. Bottom row, left to right: Burk and Rennie Brown, Fred and Nettie Steinhouse, Jules and Beatrice Speigel, Alex and Alice Orzy, Raymond and Shirley Cohen. Top row, left to right: Roy and Rose Klein, Jack and Eve Gordon, Morris and Freda Gartenberg, Murray and Mrs. Walman.
05. Kitchener Jewish community picnic near Petersberg, ca. 1920s.
06. Left to right: Sholom Brown (no relation), Al Brown (cousin) and Sam Moldaver (brother-in-law), Trafalgar Square, 1940s.
07. Port Carling, 1950s. Left to right seated: Norman Orzy and wife,Alice Orzy, Bill Kosky with daughter on lap and Dora Kosky, Bessie Roseman and Sheldon Kosky. Left to right standing: Alex Orzy, Jean Roseman and Joe Roseman.
08. Ruth Roseman Katz and Joe Roseman, 1940s.
09. Sam Roseman, Sam Moldaver (brothers-in-law), 1940s.
Administrative History
Joe Roseman's parents, Bessie Baranski and David Roseman, came to Canada separately from Poland in 1918. Bessie had siblings already in Ontario: her sister Channah and brother-in-law Charles Glass, living in Kitchener at the time; brother Gordon; and brother Joe. All three brothers worked in second hand furniture and eventually switched to new furniture. They Anglicized the family name from Baranski to Brown.
Settling in Kitchener by 1920, David Roseman had a job running the tuck shop at McBrine Baggage. By 1922 he had joined his brother-in-law Charles Glass in his store, Central Furniture on King Street East. David's wife Bessie helped deliver furniture until her brother Joe came on. Joe died in 1945 after being hit by a car in front of the store.
David and Bessie had five children: Samuel, Esther (who married Sam Moldaver), Max, Ruth (married Henry Katz of Hamilton), and Joe. Samuel served and was killed in action in the Second World War. Joe began working at the furniture business in his second year of high school (1938) and stayed there until 1962 with his father retired and the business was sold. After this, Joe's brother Max opened his own store in Brantford; Joe opened one in Stratford; and Sam remained in Kitchener, opening his own small furniture store next to the original Central Furniture.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Roseman, Joe
Roseman, David
Roseman, Bessie
Places
Kitchener, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1908-1961]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of digitized photographs depicting four generations of the Rabovsky family of Owen Sound, from the early 1900s to 1961.
The photographs are as follows:
01. Goldie & Nathan Rabovsky, [ca. 1908].
02. Goldie Rabovsky (9) and Gail (9) in summer of 1961 in front of cottage at Sauble Beach, July 1961.
03. Bar Mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, at Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
04. Rose Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky & Irving Rabovsky at Bar Mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
05.Rabovskys at Sauble Beach, 1957.
06. Marsha Rabovsky at Harrison Park, Owen Sound, 1957.
07. Group in suits in front of building, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Goldie [Cadesky] Rabovsky, Rose [Schecter] Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia [Gordon] Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Mike [Meyer] Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky (on shoulders), Moe [Moses] Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky
08. Sauble Beach, Ontario, [1954]. Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky.
09. Sadie Rabovsky, Miriam Levison Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Molly Cadesky, Max Rabovsky, [1954].
10. Joel Cadesky, Debbie Cadesky, Marsha Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky (toddler) Sauble Beach, 1954.
11. Nathan Rabovsky & Goldie Rabovsky in front of their furniture store, Owen Sound, [193-?].
12. L to R: Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1940].
13. Max Rabovsky & Celia (Gordon) Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
14. Ezekiel Cadesky, Owen Sound, [194-?].
15. Max & Celia Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
16. Four young men in suits; second from left is Max Rabovsky, [ca. 1930].
17. Max Rabovsky & Nettye Podnick, Owen Sound, [ca. 1930]
18. Rabovsky family downtown Owen Sound, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Rose Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Meyer (Mike) Rabovsky, Stanley Rabovsky (on shoulders), Pvt. Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky (hugging).
19. Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, [195-?].
Administrative History
The Rabovsky family is one of the oldest in the Owen Sound Jewish community. Nathan Rabovsky arrived with his brother in 1907; his marriage to Goldie Cadesky in 1909 was the first Jewish wedding in Owen Sound, for which a rabbi was brought in from Toronto. Goldie was the eldest daughter of Ethel Lewisky and Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, for whom the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue is named. Nathan and Goldie had seven children: Sadie, Meyer (Mike), Irving, Lillian, Moses (Moe), Bertha and Max. Moses, a pilot in the Second World War, was killed in 1944. Max married Celia Gordon, and their granddaughter is donor Julie Gonik.
Use Conditions
None
Descriptive Notes
Related records: 2007-5-5, 2007-6-37
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Rabovsky family
Places
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-37
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-37
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Date
1942
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one scanned photograph of three generations of the Rabovsky family of Owen Sound, headed by Nathan and Goldie Rabovsky (née Cadesky). In the back row are Celia, Max, Meyer (Mike), Moe, Irving, and Rose Rabovsky. In the front row are Lillian, Nathan, Sadie, Stanley (son of Irving and Rose), Goldie, and Bertha Rabovsky.
Administrative History
The Rabovsky family is one of the oldest in the Owen Sound Jewish community. Nathan Rabovsky arrived with his brother in 1907; his marriage to Goldie Cadesky in 1909 was the first Jewish wedding in Owen Sound, for which a rabbi was brought in from Toronto. Goldie was the eldest daughter of Ethel Lewisky and Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, for whom the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue is named. Nathan and Goldie had seven children: Sadie, Meyer (Mike -- the donor of this photo), Irving, Lillian, Moses (Moe), Bertha and Max. Moses, a pilot in the Second World War, was killed in 1944.
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
Related records note: See also accession 2007-5-5 and 2007-5-7
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Rabovsky family
Places
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
1 painting : col. (jpg)
Date
[194-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one digital photograph of a painting depicting the Dodick family while in Poland, and one scanned copy of an original photograph. Identified in the painting are, left to right: Harry, Dora (mother), Sam (baby), Cecil, Fay, Abraham, Murray.
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the records in July 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-07-19.
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.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Dodick, Vicki
Dodick, Cecil
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Poland
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-9
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
48 photographs : b&w and col. (1 jpg) ; 21x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1910]-[ca. 1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of family snapshots and portraits of members of the Zet family of St. Catharines. They include images of the donor's grandmother, Sadie (Hyatt) Zet, and grandfather Morris Zet, their friends, children and grandchildren. Among the events documented are the wedding of Bernice Zet to Albert Shecter in 1946 at the Congregation B'nai Israel, officiated by Rabbi Herschel Shapiro (who officiated weddings from 1931-1956), and summer scenes at Crystal Beach including Bernice Zet, Freda Caplan, Claire Zet and Deborah Caplan. There are several photographs of a group of high school girls, including Anne Granek, Minnie Lefstein, Ann Caplan, Ethel Friedman, Sylvia and Frieda Greenberg, Rae Rosenberg, and Eve Luntz. There is also an image of twenty little girls dressed in white holding British flags on the occasion of the opening of the shul in 1925, and one of Celia Taube with her children. As well, there are pictures of "the gang" of couples at social occasions in the 1950s. Persons pictured include Bayla Katzman, Joel Zeldon, Anne Granek, Abe Herzog, Margaret Zeldon, Jenny Katzman, Joe Katzmean, Gert Granek, Bea Magder, Dave Kates, Sybil Cowitz, Elsie Kates, Chippie (Helen) Feldman, [unknown man], Syd Magder, Dolly Cooperman, Eleanor Lambert, Sarah (Sookie) Slepkov, and Sheila Newman.
Finally, there is a ca. 1908 portrait of Berel and Nachama Kaplan, great-aunt and uncle of the donor.
Administrative History
Morris Zet (Zatulove) immigrated to Toronto in 1913 at age 18. In Romania his family enjoyed prosperity as dairy farmers, but after being conscripted into the Russian army, he left, walking from Russia to Austria. After a year in Toronto, Morris moved to St. Catharines, where he boarded with the Adelsteins. There, he made a living peddling to the many workers building the Welland Canal. In 1917, Morris married Sadie Hyatt (her brother changed the family name to Goldberg in Canada), who had come to Toronto in 1914. Morris opened a men’s wear store on St. Paul’s Street in St Catharines called Zet’s Clothing. Ten years later in 1929, he closed this store and opened Zet’s Men’s Wear in nearby Thorald, though the family continued to live in St Catharines. In 1935, Sadie opened Zet’s Ladies Wear across the street in Thorald. Morris and Sadie Zet had 3 daughters whom they raised in St Catharines: Anne, Clare and Bernice. Anne is the donor's mother. She married Kelley Granek in St. Catharines in 1939. Clare married Sam Kranitz in 1940; Bernice married Albert Schecter of Toronto, also at the St. Catharines shul, in 1946.
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 Desription note: two of the photographs are colour copies.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Zet, Morris
Zet, Sadie
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-10
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w
1 folder of textual records
2 books
1 CD
1 vest
1 hat
Date
1938-1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material documenting the donor's family, particularly her father, Nathan Rivelis. The items include a vest and hat worn by her father during the late 1950s as part of the Lion's Club. It also consists of an oral history of her father conducted in 1983; his school primer and English reader; photographs of the business and Hebrew classes; certificates; and, finally, newspaper clippings.
Administrative History
The Rivelis family owned a large clothing store in North Bay from 1926 until 1986 called Rivelis. They sold men's and women's mid-range clothing and became famous in town for their annual sale held on 16 November. The business grew from a small family-run store to a large department store with twelve employees.
In addition to running the business, Nate Rivelis was also involved in the local Lion's Club and was the president of this organization from 1957-1958. He was the only Jewish member at that time. In addition, he also served as the president of the Hebrew school during the 1940s.
Subjects
Business
Communities
Name Access
Rosen, Rheta
Rivelis, Nathan
Places
North Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg)
Date
1926
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one scanned family photograph of Eve's family shortly before their emigration from Russia to Canada.
Back row, left to right: Raizel Rosen, Yisroel Rosen. Front, left to right: Pesa Rosen holding Edith Rosen, Eve Rosen and Avraham Rosen.
Administrative History
Eve Rosen Gordon was born in Russia in 1923. When she was three years old, her parents and paternal grandparents came to Canada with Eve's sister and brother. Her uncle Aaron Rosen had been in Kitchener, Ontario since 1903. His business was scrap metal, and Eve's father joined him in the work to pay off their tickets from Russia. Following that, he peddled with a horse and buggy. In 1933 he launched his own business, clearing and filling the swampy land by hand to build a multi-generation business, Rosen and Sons, which eventually moved into industrial waste.
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.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Russia
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-11
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
technical drawing (electronic)
Physical Description
9 documents (pdf and jpg)
9 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 technical drawing (jpg)
2 drawings (jpg)
Date
1917-[1981?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of electronic copies of documents, photographs, and portraits that pertain to Belleville's Sons of Jacob Congregation, to the activities of the Belleville chapter of Haddassah-Wizo, and the Tobe family of Belleville. The records date from 1917 to circa 1981 and include: the Congregation's constitution (1972) and a certificate from The United Synagogue of America recognizing it as a member synagogue of the Conservative Movement (1961); Hadassah-Wizo documents including certificates relating to donations, photographs, and an advertising bookmark; a plan of the Sons of Jacob Memorial Park (oversized); and various photographs of the Tobe family of Belleville.
There are also two photographs made of oversize drawings (portraits) of persons unidentified but probably related to the Tobes.
Verso of 04.jpg reads: "June 28, 1981. To my friends, Bluma. Zeke Tobe. Happy memories! Bill Palmatier."
Verso of 06.jpg reads: "About 1917. Bellville [sic] Ontario. Dave, Zeke, Bluma, Sam & Abe. Abe was about 5 years when this was taken. His dad 'Moses' (age 42) had died about this time leaving their mom to raise 6 children with very little means of support and she could not speak English."
Custodial History
The records originally belonged to Abe Tobe of Belleville. They were retained by Miri Cohen, president of the shul, when Mr. Tobe passed away in March 2007, to be preserved by the synagogue.
Descriptive Notes
Photographs of oversize portraits by Daniel Ehrenworth.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Tobe, Abe
Places
Belleville, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-34
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-34
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Date
[1933?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scanned copy of a photograph taken at the Lambert family's Port Dalhousie cottage. The donor, Eleanor Lambert (née Friedman), and her mother Channa Friedman are at the bottom right. Back row: Minna Anderson, Patty Walman, Sarah Meyers. Front row: Jean Matlow, Goldie Matlow, Esther Rivka Pomerantz, Channa Friedman, Eleanor Friedman.
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.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Outdoor recreation
Name Access
Lambert family
Places
Port Dalhousie, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy portrait of the Rosen family of Kingston, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Jennie (née Rosen?) Cohen, Clara (née Rosen) Shapiro.
Front row, left to right: Fruma Basha Rosen, Harold Shapiro, Moshe Velvel Rosen.
Name Access
Cohen, Jennie
Rosen, Clara
Rosen, Fruma Basha
Rosen, Jennie
Rosen, Moshe Velvel
Shapiro, Clara
Shapiro, Harold
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.
Places
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3537
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3537
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 17 x 22 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Rosen was a Melamed.
Uncles and aunts to the Bochners.
Name Access
Bochner family
Melamed
Rosen family
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-30
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 document : col. (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1955]-[2003?]
Scope and Content
Accession is comprised of family and community photographs of two generations of the Albert family of Belleville. Images include rabbis Moses Lewin and Walter Seligman, friends, events such as bar mitzvahs, Ethnic Day and a Purim Party, and the Trenton Airbase Jewish Servicemen memorial. People pictured are identified in the finding aid. There is also one electronic copy of a newsclipping about Rabbi Moses Lewin.
The photographs are as follows:
01. Joe Burke far right Norman Albert in middle Ruth Goldberg far right, 1950s.
02. Belleville Community Picnic at the Albert's Summer House.
03. David Albert, 1960.
04. David Albert Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Seligmann and wife.
05. Ethnic Day at the Shul, mid-1970s.
06. Florence Yannover.
07. Jacob Albert with grandsons, 1958.
08. Left to right: Ruth Lear and Becky Shulmann and Sarah Lightstone in back.
09. Left to right: Selma Bochnek, Shirley Osborne, Ethel Burke, Walter and Mrs Seligmann at synagogue dinner dance.
10. Mark and Michelle and David Albert, March 20 1971, Bar Mitzvah.
11. Norm and Lil and Jacob Albert and Rose.
12. Purim Party, 1957.
13. Purim Party. Joe Burke and Mynra Crystal of Peterborough, April 1957.
14. Rabbi Moses Lewin.
15. Shulman Departure, May 1985.
16. Trenton Airbase Jewish Servicemen Memorial, ca. 2003.
17. Ted and Eleanor Schwab.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Albert, Carole
Albert, Norm
Places
Belleville (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1912]-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Collis family of Oshawa, Ont.
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.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Berg, Helen
Berg, Morris
Collis, Anne
Collis, Ben
Collis, Eva
Collis family
Collis, Mac
Collis, Sam
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
1941-[197-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned copies of eleven family photographs of the Freedman family of North Bay. Included are photos of Eunice and William Freedman when dating, on their wedding day, as well as of their three sons in Hebrew school and on their bar mitzvah days. In addition, there are three Hanukkah photographs.
Photographs are as follows:
001: Abe Freedman, 1970s
002: Left to right: Gordon Rosenberg, Bill Brown, Dolly Brown, Eunice Freedman, Bill Freedman, Goldie Garshowitz at Club Norman, 1941.
003: Hanukkah performance at Hebrew school, (North Bay, ON), ca. 1963. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, # 2007-9/3
Front Row (L to R): Elliot Rosenberg, Steven Freedman, Michael Back, Annette Metz, Mary Ellen Rosenberg, unidentified, unidentified, Jeff Freeman. Middle Row (L to R): Joy Price, unidentified, Paul Freeman, Helen Metz, unidentified, Steve Gurevitch, unidentified, Brian Back. Back Row (L to R): Billy Metz, Kenny Herman, Howard Kizell, Shelly Freedman, Martin Brown and Steve Kizell.
004: Left to right: Elliot Rosenberg, unidentified girl, unidentified girl, Paul Freedman, Annette Metz.
005: Left to right: unidentified, Billy Metz, Kenny Herman, Larry Freedman.
006: Eunice and William Freedman wedding, 1948.
007: Eunice and William Freedman when dating in Toronto, ca. 1947.
008: Larry, Paul and Sheldon, Hebrew School photos 1959 to 1960.
009: Paul Freedman bar mitzvah, ca. 1955.
010: Shelly Freedman bar mitzvah, ca. 1952.
011: Steven Freedman bar mitzvah, ca. 1957.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Freedman, Eunice
Places
North Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg)
Date
1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one scanned photograph of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Kitchener with Avraham Rosen on the steps.
Administrative History
Avraham Rosen was the patriarch of a Russian family that settled in Kitchener in the early twentieth century. His son Aaron Rosen came in 1903, raised a family, and established a successful rag and scrap metal business. Avraham and his wife Pesa came with their son Israel and his family in 1927. Avraham Rosen lived in Kitchener until his death in 1939. Israel's daughter Eve (the donor) still lives there.
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.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Jacob Congregation (Kitchener, Ont.)
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-33
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-33
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 document (jpg)
Date
[191-]-1980
Scope and Content
This accession consists of nine electronic copies of original photographs documenting the Nash family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Included are studio portraits and snapshots, taken in St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie. Also included is one electronic copy of a typwritten remembrances of Buncie Nashman written by Harold Nash and Rhonda Applebaum.
The photographs are as follows:
1. Rose Nash and Tzeine (sister) – two young women in photo, possibly before marriage to Jack.
2. Clara Cohen with baking at cottage at Port Dalhousie (not Rose as suspected) perhaps 1940s.
3. Jack and Rose Nash
4. Nash children, ca. 1930. Top, left to right: Molly, Maurice. Bottom, left to right: Dorothy, Ruth.
5. Nash family, 21 May 1929.
6. Maurice Nash in uniform (air force) with cousin, Henry Wexler, in US Army early 1940s.
7. Maurice Nash in uniform (air force) with cousin, Henry Wexler, in US Army, and unidentified woman, early 1940s.
8. Nash women at Harold’s 50th birthday party, 1980.
9. Harold and Eleanor in Port Dalhousie with cousins, ca. 1935.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the photos in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-05.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Nash family
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 folder of textual records
Date
1902-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of electronic photographs of the Levison family from Owen Sound, Ontario. Included in the photos are Rabbi Manfred Levison and his wife Rega, their daughters Miriam and Lottie and their son Benny. Also pictured are Miriam's husband Mike Rabovsky and daughter Goldie; Lottie's husband Ralph Glass and their daughters Rochelle and Janice. The photographs depict the family in China, Medicine Hat, Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Belle Ewart, and Toronto after the family moved to Palmerston Avenue in 1952.
The textual records consist of a German birth certificate for Rabbi Levison, a marriage certificate for Rabbi Levison and Rega Wolf and a marriage certificate for his parents Leib Levisohn and Josefine (née Kaufmann) Levisohn.
Photo Captions:
001: Rochelle Glass and Janice Glass with their grandfather Manfred Levison, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1979.
002: Goldie Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, Bruce Ronald and Mike Rabovsky (front), (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1982
003: Goldie Ronald, Bruce Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, and Mike Rabovsky at the wedding of Craig Levinson, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1990.
004: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison), Lottie Glass (née Levison) & Ralph Glass, (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1989.
005: [Unidentified], Lottie Levison, [unidentified] and Miriam Levison, China, ca. 1940.
006: Benny and Lottie Levison, China, ca. 1940
007: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
008: Miriam Levison, (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
009: Benny and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1949.
010: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Levison, [unknown Cadesky], [unknown Cadesky] and Benny Levision (front), Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
011: Mike Rabovsky and Miriam Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
012: Siblings Lottie, Miriam and Benny Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
013: Miriam and Lottie Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
014: Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
015: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
016: Lottie Levision, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
017: Rega and her daughter Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
018: Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
019: Rega Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
020: Benny Levison, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
021: Benny Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1952.
022: Benny Levison, Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
023: Rega and Manfred Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
024: Manfred, Rega, Lottie and: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935. Benny Levison (front), (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
025: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
026: Levison family at Sauble Beach. Back row: Manfred Levison, Rega Levison and Mike Rabovsky. Front row: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
027: Goldie Rabovsky held by her grandmother Rega Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
028: Mike Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
029: Lottie Levison, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison , Benny Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
030: Goldie and Mike Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
031: Miriam and Goldie Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
032: Lottie Levison, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
033: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
034: Lottie Levison, Ralph Glass and Arlene Glass (front), Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
035: Arlene and Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
036: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
037: Sally White and Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
038: Lottie Levison and Ralph Glass, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
039: Miriam, Mike and Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
040: Goldie Rabovsky, backyard garden, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
041: Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
042: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935.
Administrative History
Lottie Glass is the daughter of Rabbi Manfred Levison and Rega (née Wolf) Levison. The Glass family including Lottie's siblings Miriam (m. Rabovsky) and Benny moved to Canada in 1947. They emigrated from China where they had been living since 1939. In Canada, the family first settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta and moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1949. In 1950 they settled in Ontario first moving to Welland and then Owen Sound (1950-1952). In the summer of 1952, the family moved to Toronto and lived on Palmerston Avenue. Miriam and her husband Mike Rabovsky remained in Owen Sound. In 1954 after the death of his wife Rega, Rabbi Levison travelled to the United States in search of work and eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levison, Rabbi Manfred
Levison, Rega (née Wolf)
Levison, Benny
Glass, Lottie
Glass, Ralph
Glass, Rochelle
Glass, Janice
Rabovsky, Miriam
Rabovsky, Mike
Ronald, Goldie (née Rabovsky)
Ronald, Bruce
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
graphic material
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. (7 jpg)
1 naturalization paper
Date
1910-1960
Scope and Content
Records include the 1911 naturalization certificate of Solomon Waiser; a 1948-1949 class composite photograph of the North Bay Hebrew School; and 7 scanned copies of original photographs. The photographs include images of Sol Waiser, his wife Essie, and children; the wedding of Mary Waiser and Milton Cossaver; Sol Waiser's house in North Bay; and two North Bay streetscapes outside Sol Waiser's clothing store.
Photographs are as follows:
01. Esther and Jake Kizell (Cynthia Flesher's grandparents) dancing at Sol and Essie Waiser’s 50th wedding anniversary.
02. Right to left: Sol Waiser and Essie, Zelda and William and Ceritta and Arthur, bound for Europe, 1927.
03. Sol Waiser and Silverstein shops in North Bay, 1940s.
04. Sol Waiser and wife standing outside store on parade route, 1910.
05. Sol Waiser’s house at 133 Main Street West.
06. Sol Waiser walking new torah to shul after son returned from war, ca. 1945.
07. Wedding of Mary Waiser and Milton Cossever, March 26 1950. Front row, left to right: Frances Waiser, Michael Waiser, Cynthia Waiser, Rifka Wiseman, Lillian Wiseman, Bona Wiseman, Milton Cossaver, Mary Waiser Cossaver, Sylvia Black, Mrs. Cossaver, Bessie Waiser, Rae Black, Peter Schacter, Geety Waiser, Mrs. Cosaver, unknown. Second row, left to right: Gary ?, Art Waiser, Bill Waiser, Henry Wiseman, unknown, Louis Ritter, unknown, Sol Waiser, unknown, unknown.
08. North Bay Hebrew School 1948-49. Identified are, top left: Henry Wiseman (father of Ricky Pasternak), Nathan Rivilis, Jack Stoller. Middle left: Rifkay (Ricky) Pasternak, Faegi Hoffman, Michael Cohen, Cynthia Waiser, Gloria Hockman. Bottom left: Irwin (Butch) Rivilis, Peter Brown, Bernice (Brooky) Himmel, Herbie Herman, Sandra Hockman.
09. Soloman Waiser naturalization papes.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Waiser, Solomon
Places
North Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-29
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-29
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
1 document : col. (jpg)
Date
1927, 1970
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a scanned photograph of Joe and Fanny Diamond and a digital image of the Belleville Fashion Show Program from 1970.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Diamond, Joe
Diamond, Fanny
Places
Belleville, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-36
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-36
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (jpg)
1 textual record
Date
1923-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one issue of the Jewish Standard, from June 2004, two scanned copy photographs of Sid Slepkov during the Second World War, and one scanned copy photograph of Sid's father Morris in front of his clothing store, the Fashion Cloak and Fur Co. in St. Catharines, Ontario.
The photographs are as follows:
1. Sydney Slepkov in decompression chamber, Second World War.
2. Morris Slepkov outside his store, 1923.
3. Sydney Slepkov, 1944.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the photos in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-04.
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.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Business
Communities
Name Access
Slepkov, Sid
Slepkov, Morris
Places
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 919
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
919
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Gurevitch family arrived in Krugerdorf in 1906. Aaron was a blacksmith and also looked after the cemetery. The family later moved to Englehart.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Gurevitch family on their farm in Krugerdorf, Ontario. The photo depicts the family in front of the homestead with some chickens, a cow, and the family dog.
Subjects
Animals
Families
Farms
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
Chamberlain (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-8-26
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-26
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1920]-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs pertaining to the Salit family and the Jewish community of Niagara Falls, Ontario. There is a newspaper clipping, an advertisement for Myer Salit Limited and a fiftieth-anniversary commemorative book for Congregation B'Nai Israel, St Catharines, Ontario (1975).
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.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Synagogues
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
7 photographs : col. and b&w ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1949]-[ca. 1969]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of seven photographs of Hennick's cottages in Pontypool and of the Hennick family.
Administrative History
The cottages were owned by William and Molly Hennick, who are pictured in one of the photos with their daughter Frances. The cottages were popular among Jewish vacationers.
Subjects
Communities
Vacations
Name Access
Hennick, Molly
Hennick, William
Kleinberg, Frances
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-2
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
6 documents : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
[1915?]-[200-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of brochures from the Cherney family businesses: their furniture store of fifty years, followed by Cherney Realty, established after 1984. Also included are a pamphlet on the Erica Cherney Inspiration Fund of the Community Counselling and Resource Centre of Peterborough. There is also a memorial card for the death of Harry Cherney in 1984. Electronic records include articles about Cherney's and Erica Cherney, City of Peterborough Awards of Merit for Harry and Erica Cherney, and four photographs.
Photograhps are as follows:
01. Award of Merit, Erica Cherney, 1977.
02. Award of Merit, Harry Cherney, 1981.
03. Harry Cherney on a sailboat, ca. 1978.
04. 40th Anniversary of Cherney Store, 1975. Left to right: Myer and Harry and Lou Cherney.
05. Rebecca Cherney, ca. 1915.
06. Tree of Life donated in honour of Harry Cherney.
07. Cherney business story in Peterborough Industrial Review, 1975.
08. Erica Cherney article in Business Advantage February, 1997, page 13.
09. Cherney ad, 1975.
10. Harry Cherney newspaper article about his death, Peterborough Examiner, December 29 1984, page 1.
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
Business
Communities
Name Access
Cherney, Erica
Places
Peterborough (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1957–1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Jewish community of London, Ontario. Included are a copy of the Constitution of the London Jewish community, a speech form the dedication of the new B'nai Israel Synagogue, a community council report from January 1957, a copy of the Report to the Special Committee for the Study of the London Jewish Community by R. P. Kannee dated 24 April 1973, a 1975–1976 program guide to the Jewish Community Centre of London, and other documents.
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Subjects
Communities
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-12
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg)
Date
1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one scanned photograph of Rabbi Rosensweig with his son Avrum at the bar mitzvah of the latter in Kitchener in 1973.
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 10 cm
Date
1951
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copy photographs of Mr.and Mrs. Louis and Irene Miller with Sarah Zeidenber and Mrs. Irene Miller with Sarah Zeidenber and Thelma (Zeidenber) Greenblatt in Pontypool
Administrative History
Louis and Sarah Zeidenber lived in Toronto but spent most of their summers at their cottage on Bornstein hill in Pontypool, which was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station.
For approximately three years the Zeidenber's rented the rear half of their cottage to their friends Louis and Irene Miller, until the Miller's started to rent a cottage from the Bornsteins.
The Zeidenber's are the parents of the donor, Thelma (Zeidenber) Greenblatt
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Outdoor recreation
Vacations
Name Access
Miller, Louis
Miller, Irene
Zeidenber, Thelma
Zeidenber, Sarah
Zeidenber, Louis
Places
Pontypool, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-32
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-32
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 b&w photographs (copies)
Date
[193?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two scanned photographs of work scene in front of the Myer Salit Scrap Metal yard, Niagara Falls.
Custodial History
The records were transferred to the OJA as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative.
Administrative History
The donor, Larry Cohen, was born 1931. His grandfather, Myer Salit, was born in Brest Litovski, Poland. At the age of twenty-three he booked passage to America on the S.S. Norge. On June 28, 1904 the ship struck a reef off the coast of Scotland and sank. Mr. Salit survived, along with approximately 160 other passengers, and made his way to New York and then St. Catharines, where his brother-in-law, Harry Rubin, was a scrap metal dealer. In 1905 he moved to Niagara Falls and set up his own scrap metal business. He was the first Jewish resident of that community.
Over time, the business prospered and grew. After the Second World War, his son-in-law Irvin Feldman and grandson Larry Cohen joined the business. The company began to diversify, selling new and used steel products to local industry. Myer Salit passed away in 1958 and left the business in the hands of Irvin and Larry. By the 1960s, the company branched out and became a reinforcing steel (rebar) fabricator and changed its name to Salit Steel.
During the 1980s the family sold off the scrap metal division of the company. Mr. Feldman retired and the responsibility for managing the firm was shared by Larry Cohen and Steven Cohen, Myer's great-grandson. The company has continued to expand and diversify and currently serves the needs of Southern Ontario.
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
Related Material Note: See AC 302 for an oral history for Larry Cohen.
Subjects
Occupations
Communities
Name Access
Salit, Myer
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs
artifacts
Date
1908-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artifacts documenting the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The records include a brass menorah and shivisi from the Synagogue, along with a wooden tablet of the ten commandments (1920s); a marriage register (1908-1951); a minute book of the chevra kadisha (1913-1986); B'nai Brith Lodge membership registration books, minute books, a dues book, and a framed citation (1911-1970); and several photographs including the Jewish community's float for the coronation of King George VI, the turning of the sod for the new synagogue, the B'nai Brith Lodge annual picnic in Port Arthur and a meeting honouring Jewish servicemen of the Second World War, and three portraits of the Synagogue's honourary presidents.
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Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Congregation (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
technical drawing
Physical Description
56 cm textual records
172 photographs
2 technical drawings
Date
[194?]-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings, ledgers, correspondence, notes, and photographs documenting the former B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls. The material includes records of the Rose Dunkelman chapter of Hadassah (1940s–1950s), Sisterhood (1970s), the merged Hadassah-Sisterhood (1977–1986), Lundy's Lane Cemetery, and the Niagara Falls Jewish Federation (1943-1966). The records include a file with lists of Torah Fund donations, the constitutions of Sisterhood and of B'nai Jacob, many copied newspaper clippings about the Greenspans and Barbara Frum, and a copy of the 1953 CJC Community Self-Survey. There are also two copies of the 1977 Sisterhood New Year's community directory and textual and graphic material on the Holocaust Memorial at the cemetery. Records also include a photocopied chapter from a young adult book telling the story of Niagara Falls resident Irving Milchberg and how as an adolescent he survived the Second World War in Nazi-occupied Warsaw after escaping from the ghetto.
Accession includes 172 photographs; ninety-six are colour prints from the 1998 Holocaust Memorial dedication ceremony in the cemetery and the rest are special events and shul members in the 1960s and 1970s. In addition there is a collage of twelve photographs picturing music classes and performances. Finally, two oversized landscape technical drawings also relate to the proposed Holocaust Memorial.
Photo Caption 001-007: Festival of Holidays at B’nai Jacob Congregation, Niagara Falls, 1980.
Administrative History
B'nai Jacob Synagogue was a Conservative shul founded in 1918. It amalgamated with the Reform congregation in St. Catharines and became B'nai Tikvah in 1998 and is still located in the original shul building in Niagara Falls.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-31
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-31
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 document (4 jpgs) : col.
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned copy of the constitution of the B'nai Jacob Congregation of Niagara Falls, 4 pages in four separate files.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
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
Accession Number
2007-7-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-7-5
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 document (pdf)
Date
1962
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one scanned copy of the Lakehead Hadassah cookbook from 1962.
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the records in July 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-07-19.
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
Communities
Food
Women
Name Access
Safir, Shari-Lyn
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1909]
Scope and Content
Accesssion consists of a copy photograph of the Starkman family of Acton, Ontario with identification information.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-4-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
36 photographs : b&w (17 negatives) ; 26 x 20 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Date
1905-[ca. 1950]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Ginsburg family. They include copies of newspaper artcles, a published story about members of the Ginsburg family and photographs of the Ginsburg family, Camp Balfour Manor. Identification include: Morris Ginsburg, Luba Ginsburg, Dora Ginsburg Track, Al Ginsburg, A. A. Track, Sadie Danson, Bert Danson, Henry Himel, Sadie Wise, David Wise, Freda Stein, Murray Ehrlich, Sidney Schipper, Eddie Dunnenfield, Marilyn Danson Farber.
Administrative History
The Ginsburg family owned the Muskoka Lodge.
Descriptive Notes
Camp Balfour Manor
Muskoka Lodge
Huntsville Trading Company
Victory Bonds
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-19
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-19
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
[193-]-1995
Scope and Content
This accession consists of ten electronic copies of photographs documenting the Laskin family and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The photographs depict a 1937 royal coronation parade float created by the Jewish community, as well as a portrait of Saul Laskin and members of the Laskin family and some photos of Saul during his political election campaign and during a store giveaway. Also included is the sod turning ceremony of the new synagogue and the street naming of Saul Laskin Drive in Thunder Bay. Also identified in the photographs are: Murray Stitt, Rabbi Sternberg, and Mayor Norman Wilson.
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. They were loaned to the OJA for the small Jewish communities project for copying.
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
Communities
Families
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Cyrus Coppel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
21 Jul. 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Cyrus Coppel
Number
OH 61
OH 62
Subject
Communities
Families
Interview Date
21 Jul. 1976
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Larry Troster
Total Running Time
061A: 46:22 minuets 061B: 45:27 minuets 062A: 45:55 minuets 062B: 28:58 minuets
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Cassette tapes were digitized in 2012
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Cyrus Coppel, son of Aaron Coppel and Chaya (Gertrude) Seigel, was born in 1911 in Galt, Ontario. Cyrus remained in Galt throughout his life and became a central figure within its Jewish community. Cyrus initially worked as a mechanic and later worked in the office of an auto shop trading in auto parts. Cyrus also traded in livestock as a hobby. Cyrus Coppel was one of the founders of the B'nai Israel Synagogue in Galt.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Coppel, Cyrus
Troster, Larry
B'nai Israel Synagogue (Galt, Ont.)
Geographic Access
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 61, OH 62 - Coppel\OH61_001_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 61, OH 62 - Coppel\OH61_002_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 61, OH 62 - Coppel\OH62_001_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 61, OH 62 - Coppel\OH62_002_Log.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Cyrus Coppel discusses the growth of Galt's Jewish community following the Second World War and the need to purchase a new and larger synagogue to OHcommodate the growing population.

In this clip, Cyrus Coppel discusses the difficulties of raising Jewish children in a small town.

Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
General photographs sub-series
The grounds, campers and staff at Tollandale file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
1-7
File
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph and corresponding negative of the kitchen at the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home in Tollandale, Ontario.
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Community correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 6; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Community correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
6
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of agendas of meetings, minutes of meetings, and correspondence concerning community fundraising activities and events.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Community correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 6; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Community correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
6
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of programmes of events, invitations and lists of campaign fund contributors.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 443
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
443
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on board ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is an original photograph of Carl and Rose (Rosen) Strauss and (L-R) (Dr.) Samuel, (Dr.) Harry, and Nathan. Mr. Strauss was a plasterer and one of the founders of the Workmen's Circle in Toronto.
Notes
A negative is available. .
Name Access
Strauss, Carl
Strauss, Rose
Strauss, Samuel
Strauss, Harry
Strauss, Nathan
Workmen's Circle
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cadell, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cadell, J. & family
Page Number
431
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Duncan, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Duncan, J. & family
Page Number
432
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goroway, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goroway, J. & family
Page Number
459
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
McGrady, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
McGrady, J. & family
Page Number
784
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sala, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Sala, J. & family
Page Number
324
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Stewart, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Stewart, J. & family
Page Number
484
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Stewart, J. & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Stewart, J. & family
Page Number
577
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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