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Level
Item
ID
Item 1130
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1130
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Nov. 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Hadassah bazaar in Brantford, Ontario. The photo depicts a large crowd of women gathered around a rack of coats for sale. Individuals pictured include Hilda Gordon, Rita Abeles, Rae Gazer, Trudy Katz and Rose Brown.
Notes
Reproduction restriction note: Original photograph owned by the Brantford Expositor.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1131
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1131
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Nov. 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of women at a Hadassah bazaar in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts the women gathered near a rack of coats for sale.
Notes
Reproduction restriction note: Original photograph owned by the Brantford Examiner.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3002
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Varsity Arena
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 71; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
Series
Fonds
71
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1924-2006
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
In 1924 the first official Toronto annual Hadassah Bazaar was held at the Masonic Temple at Davenport and Yonge. Over the years, venues changed with increasing demands for space as the popularity of the event grew. These locations included Varsity Stadium (1945-1948), the Automotive Building at the CNE (1949-1999), and currently the CNE’s National Trade Centre (Direct Energy Centre).Toronto pioneered the mammoth volunteer-run bazaar concept and was followed by other cities – Montreal (ca.1932), Vancouver (1951) and a number of smaller communities.
Admission fees were documented from 25 cents in 1934 to $4 in the 1990s.In most instances throughout the years, reduced or free admission was offered to preschoolers and seniors.
The early bazaars sold used clothing, hand sewn articles and home cooked kosher specialties. The 1930s saw the introduction of “carnival elements” such as fortune telling and bingo, and social events that included dinners, floor shows and dancing to the music of well known bands. The “Beautiful Child Photography Contests”, fashion shows, art exhibits, and the Hadassah Exposition and Bazaar Cooking Schools were inaugurated during the same decade.
During the Second World War, the Red Cross and war efforts were incorporated into bazaar activities. In the 1950s auctions were introduced.1963 saw the first Eilat Lighthouse – a colossal advertising pyramid. From the 1970s to the 1990s, new features such as clothes boutiques, mini-stores, and disco contests appeared.
Proceeds from the fairs and bazaars from the Bazaar’s inception until recent years rose exponentially from a thousand or so dollars to hundreds of thousands. These funds have generally been directed to medical and welfare services for needy women and children in Israel. From 1939-45, some of the monies were directed to war projects in Palestine, England, and Egypt. Recent beneficiaries include Asaf Harofe Rehabilitation Hospital, Nahalal (a co-educational secondary school focusing on farming technology), and medical research at the Hebrew University.
Enthusiastic crowds of up to 60,000 continue to line up at 6 am on the last Wednesday of October every year. The City of Toronto has recognized the Bazaar since 1989 with it’s proclamation of “Hadassah – Wizo Bazaar Day”.
From modest beginnings, Toronto’s Hadassah Bazaar has evolved into what is billed as the “largest one day bazaar in the world”.
The 84th was the last bazaar held in October 2008.
Scope and Content
The series consists of records in the form of textual documents, photographs, posters, scrapbooks and audio- visual recordings that document the history of the Toronto Hadassah Bazaar from 1924-2006.These include activities such as social events, meetings, rallies, as well as records including press clippings, memorabilia, correspondence, and financial reports.
Photo Captions:
028 - [Unidentified], Ella Fleischmann, [Unidentified], Israel Booth at Hadassah Bazaar, Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario [ca. 1965].
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 2472 photographs, 3 posters, 2 audio recordings, 4 video recordings, 2 artifacts, and 8 scrapbooks.
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Arrangement
The textual records are aranged in chronological order and then by activity such as planning, correspondence and publicity.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
42 photographs : col. ; 10 x 16 cm
Date
29 Oct. 2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 42 photographs of the 84th and final Toronto Hadassah Wizo Bazaar. The bazaar was held on 29 Oct. 2008 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. The photographs document the various booths, the attendees of the bazaar, as well as the cake, archival display and speakers at the "Bazaar Memories" booth.
Custodial History
The photographs were taken by Judi Ghert and then donated to the Archives on 12 November 2008.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1132
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1132
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Hadassah event in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of women standing or seated on a stage, next to a woman speaking into a microphone. She is holding a book with the title: This is your life Hadassah 1959.
Standing, left to right: Lena Rotberg, Clara Freedman, Terese Zwetchkenbaum, Edith Kanter, Anne Tulchinsky.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. (Rabbi) Michael Rosenberg, [Cealy] Willinsky, Evelyn Pearlman.
Notes
Acquired on June 28, 1976.
Name Access
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada
Subjects
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
90
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1918-1981, predominant 1952-1973
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records (4 v.)
16 microfiches of textual records
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Canada’s third chapter of Hadassah was organized in Brantford on January 2, 1918 by Mrs. Anna Selig (m. Raginsky) and sponsored by Mrs. Leah Lazarus primarily to assist with Canada’s war effort. In 1919, it joined with other Canadian chapters to form the Hadassah Organization of Canada. By 1921, Hadassah Canada had merged with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and changed its name to Hadassah-WIZO. In 1929, the Brantford chapter adopted the name Rose of Sharon, but abbreviated it to the Sharon Chapter of Hadassah.
As a member of Hadassah-WIZO, the Sharon Chapter shared its mandate of financially and socially supporting the peoples of Israel and promoting Jewish culture and ideals in Canada. Following the national organization’s mandate, its administration consisted of two levels: a general membership and an executive committee. The general membership voted on all issues and activities, while the executive committee ensured all tasks were completed. Although the chapter initially only elected one president, it began electing three presidents in 1943.
Mrs. Sam Fox served as the chapter’s first president over the charter membership of 30 women. Membership initially remained fairly constant, but grew to 92 members by 1962. All members paid annual dues, of which a small portion was used to pay the chapter’s expenses with the remainder being forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to pay administrative costs and donations.
Some of the fundraising activities Sharon Chapter organized include an annual birthday party (started in 1925), an annual bazaar (started in 1952), sewing circles, pot lucks, tea and garden parties, rummage and auction sales, and showers. The funds and other goods accumulated from these events were forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to support various Hadassah-WIZO projects, such as Youth Aliyah and the Acco Baby Creche. The Sharon Chapter also supported local projects, such as, assisting new immigrants, and entertaining servicemen at the local canteen during the Second World War.
The population of Brantford’s Jewish community began declining after the 1960s as younger generations moved to larger cities and were followed by their parents after retirement. By 1999, the Sharon Chapter’s membership had fallen to 24 women and meetings were being held only once a year. The Sharon Chapter likely closed around 2001; the same year that dwindling resources and membership forced the closure of Brantford’s synagogue, Congregation Beth David.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities, finances, special programs and fundraising events of Brantford’s Sharon Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, ledgers, annual budgets, remittance forms, financial bulletins, financial statements, certificates, invitations, lists, notebooks, programmes, reports, recipes, speeches, news clippings, an auditorium lease, a contract, a theatrical script, and pledge cards.
Fonds has been arranged into five series: 1. Meetings; 2. Special projects and events; 3. Annual Bazaar; 4. Finance and accounting; and, 5. Administration. One item and one file are attached to the fonds-level.
Notes
Physical extent note: fonds was reduced from ca. 50 cm to 22 cm. See accession 2001-10-3 for further information about the culled material.
Name Access
Sharon Chapter
Hadassah-Wizo
Brantford
Subjects
Charities
Children
Related Material
For additional OJA records documenting the Sharon Chapter, see Sadie Stren fonds 78 and the Congregation Beth David fonds 88.
For additional OJA Hadassah-WIZO records, see Toronto Hadassah fonds 71, accessions 1996-11-1, 2008-3-3, and 2009-8-6.
For additional OJA records related to Brantford families and other Jewish organizations, such as the B'nai Brith lodge, please see accession #2001-10-3; #2009-7-1, 1978-11-4, 1977-8-16, 1992-8-3, 1980-1-14, 1978-1-2, 2008-7-1, photo# 109, photo# 755, and photo #758.
See also the Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada fonds at Library and Archives Canada, reference #R3454-0-7-E.
Accession Number
2001-10-3
1979-9-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1913
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1913
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photograph by R. H. Peter.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
King Edward Hotel
Subjects
Charities
Luncheons
Meetings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-2-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual bazaar series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual bazaar series
Level
Series
Fonds
90
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1968
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records (3 v.)
Admin History/Bio
The Sharon Chapter’s first annual bazaar was held on November 14, 1952 at Brantford’s Armouries. Over the years, both the Armouries and Congregation Beth David were used a venues. Items sold at bargain prices included used clothing, homemade foods, baked goods, toys, jewelry, books, records, and candy. The event often included some “carnival elements,” such as raffles and musical entertainment. Items were donated by individuals in the community and various companies. Proceeds from the first bazaar totaled $570.00 and steadily increased to $5224.87 in 1962. By the mid 1970s, the Sharon Chapter appears to have ceased organizing the annual event likely due to difficulty securing volunteers and donations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar. Included is correspondence, reports, news clippings, financial statements, invitations, memos, lists, notebooks, recipes, a donation ledger, and a contract.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one notebook of bazaar notes for both the 1960 and 1961 Sharon Chapter bazaars. The notebook contains newsclippings, bazaar tickets, notes regarding convenor and worker job responsibilites and other administrative details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting the Sharon Chapter's first bazaar, which was held on November 14, 1952 at the Local Armouries.
Related Material
For photographs of the 1952 Bazaar, see fonds 78, file 3, item 23.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 8, 1952. Included are convener reports, donation lists, and financial statements. Bazaar conveners were: Ruth Zaltz, Sadie Stren, and Mollie Miller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 23, 1954. Included is correspondence, a notebook, a newspaper clipping, convener reports, general bazaar reports, notes for bazaar tables, and lists of thank you cards to be written.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Nov. 1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one invitation to the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 13, 1956 at the Beth David Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 11, 1958 at the Beth David Synagogue. Included is correspondence, convener reports, and one invitation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 17, 1959 at the Beth David Synagogue. Included is correspondence, index cards with table notes and convener reports, a general bazaar report, and invitations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 15, 1960. Included is correspondence, index cards with table notes and convener reports, Lists of table incomes, and lists of thank you cards to be written.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 14, 1961 at the Armouries. Included is correspondence, invitations, and lists of donors.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 14, 1962 at the Armouries. Included is correspondence, a contract for musicians from the Hamilton Musicians Guild, convener reports, financial statements, and a Hadassah membership list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 6, 1963 at the Armouries. Included is correspondence, donation lists, memos, an invitation, a convener report, and a financial statement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar, which was held on November 4, 1964. Included is correspondence, lists of members and donors, and memos.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of financial statements documenting the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Mar. 1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Recreation Services report evaluating the spring bazaar put on by the Women's Auxiliary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish services building was first established in 1907 and was located on St. George Street, between Colborne & Dalhousie.
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the location of the first Jewish services building in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph shows the block of business that occupied the area in the 1970s, including the Wool Centre.
Subjects
Architecture
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
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 2
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
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between the Zionist Organization of Canada and members of the community concerning the Israel Art Exhibition, Israel Independence Day celebrations, statements of receipts and disbursements and a copy of the programme brochure for an event of Hadassah-Wizo.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4495
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4495
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The Perlmutar Bakery located at 175 Baldwin St. was opened in 1911 by Arrin Perlmutar who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine by way of London, England. He opened the bakery on the main floor of his home while his family of seven lived upstairs. The bakery had a wood-burning brick oven until the 1960s, when the city forced them to convert to electric. The bakery was best known for their onion buns and rye bread. Electric mixers were used for cakes and bread but almost every other step was done by hand. Bread baking was started by 10:00 pm so that there would be fresh bread to deliver in the morning. The bakery closed in 1974.
Scope and Content
Left to right: Ben Zalvin; Harry Elishevitz; Arrin Perlmutar.
Name Access
Elishevitz, Harry
Perlmutar, Arrin
Zalvin, Ben
Subjects
Challah (Bread)
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
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-8-10
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm and smaller
1 DVD
Date
[ca. 1920]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the history of the Dora Wilensky Salsberg Memorial Fund at Jewish Family and Child. Included are: a Canadian Jewish News feature ("Legacy of Life") on Dora Wilensky; a Dora Wilensky Memorial Fund pamphlet; correspondence from J.B. Salsberg regarding Sharyn’s ongoing role with the Jewish Communal Service Graduate Studies Scholarship Program; correspondence regarding the Fund between Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin and Richard Cummings, Ron Levin, Gordon Wolfe, and Sam Helfenbaum; fund and endowment statements regarding the Dora Wilensky Memorial Fund; and correspondence between Sharyn and the Toronto Jewish Congress Endowment Fund. Also includes: records documenting the J.B. Salsberg Tribute Dinner held at Beth Sholom Synagogue on November 13, 1991; Canadian Jewish News and Toronto Life profiles of J.B. Salsberg; an interview of J.B. Salsberg by Sandy Naiman; J.B. Salsberg's eulogy by Irving Abella; and one DVD of a J.B. Salsberg video tribute. Also includes three photographs of J.B. Salsberg and Dora Wilensky, and four issues of various JF&CS publications.
Administrative History
Dora Wilensky Salsberg was one of Toronto’s earliest professionally trained Jewish social workers and a leader in the Canadian social work field. She was born in Russia on July 28, 1902 to Hyman and Mary Wilensky. She had three younger sisters: Bertha (b. 1903) Jenny (b. 1905), and Fagel (b.1910). In 1907, the family immigrated to Toronto where Hyman worked at a cap factory.
Dora had the highest marks in the province of Ontario upon graduating from high school and graduated as a gold medalist in modern history from McMaster University in Toronto. She initially pursued a career in teaching, but had difficulty securing a job due to discrimination. When her only job offer from Oshawa was given on the condition that she change her last name, Dora decided to become a social worker.
After studying at the New York School for Social Work and working briefly in Chicago, Dora returned to Toronto and took up the position as Executive Director of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau in 1931. When the JF&CS was formed in 1943 she served as its first Executive Director. Under her leadership, JF&CS gained a reputation as being one of the most advanced and progressive agencies in Toronto. She was among the first to hire a psychiatric social worker and to introduce play therapy as part of treatment; she remained on top of advances being made in the field in other countries and encouraged her staff to regularly engage in professional development activities.
Dora attempted to enter the United States for professional development in the fall of 1948. She was refused entry by the commissioner of immigration and naturalization. Her aim was to attend a postgraduate course in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. In spite of numerous official letters of endorsement, her application for admission was denied.
Dora was also actively involved in various professional organizations. She was a member of the National Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, served on the Board of Governors and various committees of the Canadian Welfare Council, and was active on the Social Planning Council (formerly the Welfare Council of Toronto). In addition, she was instrumental in the establishment of the University of Toronto’s post-graduate course in social work. For her service to the field, she earned both the King George V and Coronation medals.
In 1927, Dora married J. B. Salsberg. Although she legally adopted his name, she always used her maiden name professionally. They did not have any children. On March 20, 1959, Dora passed away from cancer at the age of 56.
Subjects
Charities
Charities
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 167
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
167
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of programmes and financial statements documenting Sharon Chapter's event, An Evening With Hadassah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one Hadassah recipes sheet which was likely distributed during a Sharon Chapter bazaar. Recipes include: potato pancakes, noodle pudding, cabbage rolls, and cheese blintzes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 275
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
275
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 355
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
355
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 438
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
438
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 103
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
103
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the Hadassah Choir during a performance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between members of the executive of Central Region and chapters of Hadassah.
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 102
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
102
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, lists of Toronto Hadassah executive (1964-1965), flyers for the Toronto Hadassah Choir, a copy of the programme for the 21st national biennial convention, and a copy of the programme for the Tribute Dinnner for Betty Zweig.
Name Access
Betty Zweig
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1907]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the interior of Louis Henkle's store on Market Street in Brantford, Ontario. The photo shows several chairs, carpets, cushions and clothing for sale. There is a man, possibly Louis Henkle, pictured at the back of the store.
Name Access
Henkle, Louis
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish Communities sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
File
67
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings regarding Jewish related issues in Galt
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish Communities sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about Jewish related issues in Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish Communities sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
File
111
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about Jewish related issues in Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-12-1
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
8 videocassettes : Betacam SP and Digital Betacam
Date
1998-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 8 videocassettes that belonged to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's Creative Department. Cassettes include: United Jewish Appeals The Campaign for Fifty (1998), UJA Federation Symposium of Hope (2003), UJA Federation 2004 "What Will Tomorrow Hold?" Canvasser Training (2003), UJA Federation Tomorrow Campaign "End Video" (2004), UJA Federation Tomorrow Campaign "Tomorrow Campaign" (2004), UJA "Israel Emergency Campaign" (2006)
Custodial History
Amit Louis and Amy Krasin of the Creative Department were cleaning out an old desk in the summer of 2017 and found the tapes. Amit suggested bringing the tapes to the archives, which Amy did sometime thereafter.
Administrative History
UJA Federation's Tomorrow Campaign is Canada’s largest non-profit community development project. It is Federation's response to the need for new facilities and services brought about by the growth of Toronto’s Jewish community.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-9-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
42 cm of textual records
Date
2001-2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by Director, Capacity Building for the Social Services Sandi Pelly. Included are: reports, including annual reports; strategic plans; and studies for agencies funded by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Agencies documented in the records include: Bernard Betel Centre, Circle of Care, Chai-Tikvah Foundation, JACS, Jewish Family & Child, JIAS Toronto, JVS Toronto, Kehilla Residential Programme, Reena, and Zareinu Educational Center.
Custodial History
Shortly after Pelly left UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, her records were transferred to the office of Viola Dessanti, vice president of measurement analytics and evaluation. On September 9, 2018 the archivist went through the records, selected those that had archival value, and brought them back to the archives.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-4
Material Format
graphic material
architectural drawing
sound recording
Physical Description
ca.15 cm of textual records 5 DVD
Date
2002-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material created or accumulated by Vice President, Strategic Community Planning and Engagement Robin Gofine during her time at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Through her position with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Robin Gofine was involved in numerous project proposals. The following are documented in this accession: Sorel Etrog Central Square, Dubi Wall Mural, UJA Arts and Culture Mission, Jewish Museum of Toronto, Vaughan Campus, Central Campus Redevelopment, Centre for Canadian Jewish Heritage and Culture, and Sherman Campus.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
Gofine, Robin
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-3-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 folders
Date
1999-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of correspondence and other material documenting UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and funded agencies including Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) and Community Planning and Allocation (CP&A).
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Date
2002-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, the endowment development program of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included are promotional materials, brochures, annual reports, reports to the community, event and exhibit program guides, newsletters and newspaper articles.
Custodial History
These records were transferred to the OJA from the Creative Department.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Date
1922–1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three Jewish Family and Child case files.
Administrative History
Jewish Family & Child was established in 1943 from the amalgamation of a variety of different social agencies formed as early as 1868. These included the Ladies Benevolent Fund, the Free Burial Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Children’s Bureau, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Ladies Maternal Aid Society. Much of its funding and support after its inception came from the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
The first executive director of the agency was Dora Wilensky. She was a trained social worker who served for twenty-eight years, until her untimely death from cancer in 1959. Jerome Diamond took over in 1960 and Gordon Wolfe succeeded him in 1981. Ron Levin briefly replaced Wolfe after his retirement in 2003, and was succeeded in 2006 by Dr. Richard Cummings who then retired in 2015. As of 2017, Brian Prousky is the organization’s current executive director.
During the early years, fees were established, but the agency never refused to assist clients because of their inability to pay. JF&CS became one of the first agencies to rely on trained social workers. It was also the first social agency in Canada to become unionized.
Over the years the agency’s role has changed and it has expanded significantly, in terms of its staff and services. After the Second World War it played a pivotal role supporting the Holocaust orphans who came to Canada as refugees, particularly in the area of locating foster parents for these children. By 1957, the agency hired its first counsellor and became a member of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto. The year 1968 marked the start of JF&CS’ new program involving the use of a mobile treatment centre to reach out to Jewish street kids and in 1974 they established the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre.
In 1981, JF&CS was mandated by the Province of Ontario as a Jewish children’s aid society responsible for the care and protection of all Jewish youth in the GTA. In 1983 they established the Just-A-Second Shop at 3101 Bathurst Street, which took in used goods from the community to pass on to needy families. Two years later they established the Henry G. Goodman Home for developmentally handicapped children on Wilmington Avenue. The following year marked the opening of the Elm Ridge Group Living Residence for elderly people. In 1988, they opened a special shelter for abused women and children, and in 1994, they introduced their Homework Club for kids.
The current mission of Jewish Family & Child is to support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education, and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Their services include counselling, rehabilitation and support, foster care, family services, and community services. These services are offered in a host of different languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, and English.
JF&CS is an independent organization that receives its funding from a variety of different sources such as UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto and York Region, the Government of Ontario, and individual donations.
As of 2017, JF&CS has nearly 130 staff providing more than thirty community services with a budget of almost $20 million. Their main office is located in the Lipa Green Centre for Community Services at 4600 Bathurst Street. They also maintain offices and run services out of their downtown branch at 35 Madison Avenue, their York Region branch inside UJA’s 1 Open Door at the Lebovic JCC, and their Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre in midtown Toronto.
Use Conditions
Conditional Access. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing the records. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-47
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-47
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 10 photographs : b&w
1 folder of textual records
Date
1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the UJA Federation on moving day from the J. Irving Oelbaum Centre at 150 Beverley Street to the Lipa Green Building at 4600 Bathurst Street. Also included is a program for the dedication ceremonies of the Lipa Green building.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-1-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1912-1914
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a minute book of the Associated Hebrew Charities.
MG_RG
MG 2 O 1M
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
Associated Hebrew Charities
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
57
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Folks Farein was a social welfare organization in the 1920s–1930s. It provided medical advice and consultations for those newly immigrated or those who were bedridden in hospitals. They essentially provided social comfort to those in medical need. Once institutions and organizations became more popular, such as Mount Sinai and JIAS, there was less need and less demand for an organization such as Folks Farein.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph of the Folks Farein executive in circa 1920.
Seated in the front row (left to right) are: Bochnik, Joseph Rosenbaum, Samuel Lent, unknown, Abraham Sher, Mrs. Miller, unknown, and Moshe Kirshenbaum.
Second row: Mrs. Minegarten, Mrs. Shafer, Mrs. Papernick, Mrs. Foster, unknown, unknown, Mrs. Shaul.
Third row: 3rd from right is Mrs. Slaughteroff.
Back row: Mr. Columby (taught at Brunswick T.T.), and fourth from left is Mr. Weinstock.
Name Access
Folks Farein
Nisker, Mollye
Subjects
Charities
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 681
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
681
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Sadie Feinberg and Red Cross Workers.
Name Access
Feinberg, Sadie
Red Cross
Subjects
Charities
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
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