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Level
Item
ID
Item 4274
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4274
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 April 1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Our holdings include the original poster.
Name Access
Standard Theatre
Grafstein family
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
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
1987-11-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-165
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-165
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
22 April 1932
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an ad for a Yiddish concert by the Grafstein sisters at the Standard Theatre 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.
Subjects
Concerts
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2504
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2504
Material Format
graphic material
Date
26 Oct. 1916
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a poster for a Toronto Yiddish Theatre Company performance, which happened at the I.O.O.F. Temple at 41 Gore Street in Hamilton. The poster is written in Yiddish.
Name Access
Toronto Yiddish Theatre Company
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2505
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2505
Material Format
graphic material
Date
17 April 1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a poster for a performance by Isaac Nelson's New York Free Yiddisher Folk Theatre, which happened at the I.O.O.F. Temple at 41 Gore Street in Hamilton. The poster is written in Yiddish.
Name Access
Isaac Nelson's New York Free Yiddisher Folk Theatre
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-1-26
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-26
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : col. ; 26 x 37 cm
Date
1973
Scope and Content
The accession consists of a poster for Grine Felder presented by the Toronto Yiddish Theatre, directed by Jacob Sandler and presented at Lawrence Park Collegiate on Sat. March 3, 1973. Poster also lists Canadian Jewish Congress, Negev Book Store and Pollock's as locations to buy tickets.
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Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Toronto Yiddish Theatre
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2318
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2318
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1922?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
The poster contains the name of participating actors, including Nathan Rosen.
Notes
Original poster 27" x 42".
Name Access
Rosen, Nathan
Yiddishe Folks' Bineh of Toronto
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1995-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-9-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : col. ; 71 x 117 cm
Date
1947?
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a poster for the Victory Theatre on Spadina Ave., which was the former Standard Theatre. The poster is for a 3-act comedy entitled "Married Slaves" starring Chana Hollander. The poster is in Yiddish and English.
Custodial History
Little is known about the custodial history of this poster or how it came into the possession of the Canadian Jewish News.
Subjects
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Hollander, Chana
Victory Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 4035
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4035
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Features: M. rotstein; Max Seifert; Chayale Luxenburg; Jennie Eisenstat; Maurice Turk; Eva Fishman.
Subjects
Concerts
Posters
Theaters
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1998-3-36
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-36
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 broadside
Date
[between 1922 and 1935]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a broadside advertising the performances of soubtette (soprano) Nellie Cassman at the Standard Theatre in Toronto.
Administrative History
The Standard Theatre was built in 1921 at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street in Toronto as a venue for Yiddish theatre.It was designed by John M. Jeffrey, but architect Benjamin Brown may have also been involved. The building also became a centre of Jewish left wing political activism. In 1935 it was converted to a movie cinema known as the Strand. In 1941 it was transformed into the Victory Cinema, and in 1961 to the Victory Burlesque which closed in 1975. In more recent years the building has been renovated and occupied by retail stores and businesses.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 104
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
104
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1921-1922
Physical Description
27 architectural and technical drawings : 26 blueprints, 1 pencil and paint ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Located at 285 Spadina Avenue, the Standard Theatre was the first purpose-built Yiddish theatre in Canada. Described as the finest Yiddish theatre in North America, it contained seating for 1500 and included a balcony. The Standard held its opening performance and ceremony on August 31, 1922. It became the site of a variety of Yiddish plays, musical performances and other entertainment. The theatre was also the scene of political activity during this period, including a 1929 gathering to commemorate the death of Lenin. In 1935, due to poor attendance, the theatre was converted into a movie theatre renamed the Strand. Over the next several decades, the theatre was used for a variety of purposes, including as a Chinese movie house and even as a burlesque house for a time. Most recently, the main floor of the building has been converted into a bank, while the upper balcony has been closed. The Standard was designated as a heritage building in 2007.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings by J. M. Jeffrey of the Standard Theatre located at 285 Spadina Avenue. Elevations, floor plans, sections, detailing, a heating plan, a roof plan, a colour drawing of a theatre sign and technical drawings of structural elements of the building are included. These drawings are the original permit plans that would have been used onsite during construction. Although Jeffrey is the name on the drawings, Benjamin Brown has also been credited as the architect for the theatre according to an August 31, 1922 Globe and Mail article detailing the opening night.
Name Access
Jeffrey, J. M.
Standard Theatre
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Drawings are torn and wrinkled. A conservator should examine these drawings before further handling.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 painting : col. ; 35 x 28 cm
1 poster : b&w ; 45 x 30 cm
Date
[195-]-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Grimson family. Included is a painting of the donor's grandfather; a theatre poster for a 1985 Yiddish/English production of Neil Simon's Come Blow Yourn Horn, in which Sylvia Grimson starred; and a an issue of Our Own Words, to which Sylvia Grimson contributed two poems.
Descriptive Notes
General note: According to the donor, the painting is "actually a hand coloured photo that my father painted."
Subjects
Families
Poets
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Grimson (family)
Grimson, Sylvia
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 32; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
32
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a crowd of people standing outside of a movie theatre in Toronto which may have been the Royal Theatre on College Street.
Notes
Photographer was Gordon Mendly of Famous Studio.
Subjects
Crowds
Motion picture theaters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 18, series 3, file 53 for the negative of this image.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4039
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4039
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1925 and 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
High Holidays
Posters
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
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is three copy photographs of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, B.M. Pozner, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #253
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Pozner, B. M.
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, Rebecca Simpson, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken. The photograph has been plaque mounted.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #252
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Simpson, Rebecca
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a publicity poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and group photographs of residents. The signs on the Home were added to the photograph after the image was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #250.
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a copy negative of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and group photographs of residents. The signs on the Home were added to the photograph after the image was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #255.
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-11-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 posters
Date
[ca. 1991]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of three posters for the Allied Jewish Community Services' Combined Jewish Appeal and Yom Kippur campaigns.
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
Posters
Yom Kippur
Name Access
Allied Jewish Community Services
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative depicting members of the Yiddish theatre on stage in Kitchener, Ontario. The members are wearing costumes.
Subjects
Costume
Theater, Yiddish
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
Kitchener (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-16A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4037
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4037
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Promotional poster for the first annual ball arranged by the Jewish Workers Culture Centre. The ball took place on New Years Eve, 31 Dec. 1936. The location of the ball was Pythian Castle Hall located at 247 College Street. Performing at the ball was Silverstone's Union Orchestra. Tickets for admission was fift cents.
Name Access
Jewish Workers Culture Circle
Subjects
Balls (Parties)
Posters
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
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4036
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4036
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Posters
Yeshivas
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
Brunswick Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 249
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
249
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Item is a publictiy poster for the Jewish Home for the Aged. The poster is in Yiddish.
Name Access
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Posters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4042
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4042
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Balls (Parties)
Fruit
Posters
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
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two articles and one cover page from The Jewish Standard relating to the Zionist activities of Rose and David Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 145
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning advertising and subscriptions, advertising copy and press releases.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1947 and 1959]
Physical Description
2 posters : 36 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains two copies of a poster advertising Yeshivah Torath Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Association for Ethiopian Jews fonds
Posters
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 125; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Association for Ethiopian Jews fonds
Posters
Level
Series
Fonds
125
Series
5
Date
[1981 or 1987]
Physical Description
1 poster
Scope and Content
Series consists of a CAEJ poster.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-7-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-7-8
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
graphic material
Physical Description
15cm of textual records
11 audio cassettes
27 photographs : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Date
ca. 1986-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Friends of Yiddish organization including audio recordings of guest lectures and study groups, photographs of Eda Schiff's retirement party and photogaphs of a special event honouring Bess Shockett. The event included performances by Cantor Louis Danto, folk singer Jenny Eisenstein, and Mitch Smolken.
Accession also includes promotional material related to Der Yiddisher Mikado consisting of original poster and programs and photocopies of newspaper clippings, and photographs of the production. In addition there is a poster for the Klezmer Conservatory Band concert and assorted event flyers, programs and newspaper clippings concerning activities of Friends of Yiddish, specifically their Yiddish Mikado event.
The accession also includes meeting minutes (2000-2004) and issues of the newsletter Dos Bletl (1986-2005), as well as separate copies of recipes created and assembled by "Kokhlefl" Etke Patt. All receipes were published in Dos Bletl. Each issue of Kokhlefl includes a recipe and local event listing section titled "Vos Tut Zikh In Shtot".
Custodial History
Materials from Friends of Yiddish. Donated by former persident Eda Schiff.
Administrative History
Friends of Yiddish is a Toronto-based organization founded in order to "promote the artistic and authentic expression of Mameloshn and Yiddish culture by offering and co-sponsoring concerts, lectures, films, Freylekhs, conversation groups, scholarships with community–wide frayndshaft". Friends of Yiddish was founded in 1984.
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
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Theater, Yiddish
Yiddish language
Ashkenazic cooking
Ashkenazim
Jewish cooking
Jews--Ontario--Toronto
Klezmer music
Name Access
Friends of Yiddish
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
105
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 print : 46 x 29 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-5-6
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
6 film reels (ca. 120 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Date
[ca. 1955]-[ca.1965]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of home movies documenting various vacations and graduations of the Shields family. Included are films of trips taken by Harry and Esther to Mexico, Disneyland in California, New York City and other American cities. Also included is footage of a cruise Harry and Esther took on the SS Shalom cruise liner and Mel Shields graduation in California.
Administrative History
Melvin Shields was born in 1940 and was raised in Toronto. He was the son of Harry and Esther (née Iseman) Shields. Harry came to Canada after the First World War with his parents and attended school in Toronto. His family name was Sheldlowsky, which was changed to Shields before he married Esther in 1937. They had another son Lorne, who was born in 1943. During their early years of marriage, the couple lived with Esther's parents, Rose and Harry. During the war, the Iseman's helped bring to Canada two Jewish boys, the Furman's, from England. The boys stayed with friends of the family when they arrived in Canada. The boys' parents wrote to the Iseman's and were very appreciative of the sacrifices they made for their children. The family took many trips together to Niagara Falls, Pontypool and other camping resorts. The couple also took trips with friends and adult family members to Acapulco and Miami. When they were older, the boys were sent to summer camps such as Camp Tamarack and Camp Rockwood, where Mel was a counsellor. Harry owned a sportswear business called Shields Sportswear Ltd., which was located at 349 Queen Street West. Esther served on the board of the Mozirer Society for many years.
Use Conditions
None.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-1
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
3 film reels (ca. 1 hr.) : b&w and col. ; 8 mm
Date
[ca. 1939]-[ca. 1957]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of home movie footage documenting the activities of the Snitman and Bernard families. The bulk of the footage is of family activities and celebrations outside the Bernard family home at 410 Crawford Street and along neighbouring College St. Also included is footage of an outing to Niagara Falls, family picnics and trips, and a fire truck in Hastings, Ont. Of note is footage of Seymour Bernard, a tail gunner for the RAF during the Second World War, in uniform playing with children at a family event.
Administrative History
Beatrice Bernard (1913-1998) was born to Louie Bernard (1895?-1956) and Esther Berger (1892-1983) in Toronto in 1913. She had two younger siblings: Seymour (was a tailgunner in the RAF during the Second World War) and Gertrude. The family lived at 410 Crawford Street and Louie owned his own dress store at St. Clair Ave. and Yonge St. Beatrice helped her father in the dress store in the 1930s. Louie eventually owned a coat manufacturing business which was located in the Balfour Building. Beatrice married Michael Snitman in 1935.
Michael Snitman (1910-1978) was born to Harry and Lottie in Russia in 1910. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1912 and had two younger siblings who were born in Toronto: Bill (1912-2013) and Judy (Judith). Michael attended Harbord Collegiate and ran his own business called Plastwood Products in the early 1940s. Around 1947 he entered the photographic business as a distributor. He ran the Toronto branch of Montreal-based Anglophoto, which was owned by his brother-in-law, Abe Feigelson.
Michael and Beatrice had two children together: Joel (b. 1943) and Bernard (Bernie) (b. 1948). Joel received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and taught Biology for five years before entering the real estate and property management business. He met his wife Blossom (nee Houpt) in the B'nai Brith Youth Organization and they had their first date on April 9, 1960. They later married in Aug. 1964 and had three children together: Aryeh, Sheri, and Aviella.
Subjects
Families
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Canadian Association of Social Workers series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 17; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Canadian Association of Social Workers series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
17
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation on CASW's Service Standards Committee. Included is correspondence and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Civil and Human Rights Legislation sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-1
File
140
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File Consists of correspondence to and from Julius Hyman of the Jewish Standard. Included is a note describing a proposed article in the Globe and Mail about the attitude of Christian churches to Israel.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
305 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Standard Barber Shop was owned by Benjamin and Gittel (nee Stillman) Barsh. Benjamin Barsh was also the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Address
305 Spadina Avenue
Scope Note
The Standard Barber Shop was owned by Benjamin and Gittel (nee Stillman) Barsh. Benjamin Barsh was also the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Category
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
2009-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-11-2
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 artifact
3 posters ; 68 x 45 cm or smaller
Date
1950-1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an Ashkenaz Festival of New Yiddish Culture poster (1999), a Drildzer Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society & Congregation poster (1986), a Sense of Spadina walking tour tenth-anniversary poster, and a delegate ribbon for the Jewish Labor Committee National Conference held 1–3 December 1950.
Subjects
Posters
Name Access
Katz, Bernard
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
77
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a Mizrachi Organization of Canada poster.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride 2009 sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 124; Series 1-2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride 2009 sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
124
Series
1-2
File
9
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (electronic)
Scope and Content
File consists of a poster encouraging readers to show their Jewish pride and march with Kulanu Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Poster, Alex
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Poster, Alex
Page Number
457
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Poster, G.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Poster, G.
Page Number
456
Comments
Name crossed out.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Poster, G.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Poster, G.
Page Number
456
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928-1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Joint Committee with the Bureau of Jewish Education series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 12-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Joint Committee with the Bureau of Jewish Education series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
12-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
30 Jan. 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the final report by the Joint Committee detailing standards for the UJWF funding of subsidized Jewish schools.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 8; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Published and unpublished works and research series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
8
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of clipped newspaper reviews of Dual Allegiance.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walkathon 1977 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walkathon 1977 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 poster : 33 x 51 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a poster, white with green printing, of the United Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Toronto Maccabiah '77, taking place Sunday, May 29. It lists three component events: 8th annual UJA Walkathon, UJA-B'nai B'rith Runathon, and YM-YWHA Swimathon. The slogan reads "Join the community-wide sport day for UJA." Poster also features a symbol of the event: a Star of David with a walker, runner and swimmer inside it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
File
1
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
July 2003
Physical Description
10 posters (pdf) : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File contains ten thank you posters to sponsors and supporters of the Walk, including corporate donors, individuals and Toronto civil and municipal services.
Accession Number
2009-9-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928,1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
John Glass was a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education from 1928-1930 and alderman on the city council for four years after that. In 1934 he was elected member of the Ontario parliament for the St. Andrew riding where he served for nine years.
Scope and Content
File consists of a 1928 postcard promoting the election of John Glass as a candidate for the Board of Education in Toronto, and a postcard for Glass's 1932 campaign for aderman in Ward Four.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 134; Item 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
134
Item
1-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1986-June 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File contains press materials, notices and photographs from the Passover poster contest for Soviet Jewry.
Notes
Photographs are by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations, programmes, and newspaper clippings documenting various Theatre Nights organized by the Women's Auxiliary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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