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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 247
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
247
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997 - 1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1294
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1294
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (tiff) ; 208 MB
Scope and Content
This item is a scanned photograph of Myer Diamant.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Digitization of the original photograph was done by the OJA Archivist. A master tiff file and a jpg access copy were made.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1978-7-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-7-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 28 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of a farewell party at the Congregation Beth Israel in Peterborough, Ontario.
Places
Peterborough (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Kaufman, Myer
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kaufman, Myer
Page Number
266
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Koralnik, Myer
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Koralnik, Myer
Page Number
240
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Weisman, Myer
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Weisman, Myer
Page Number
368
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 320
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
320
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1974-006
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-006
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Date
1913, 1934
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a panoramic photograph of Viscount Allenby and the consecration of Jewish Legion banners and flags, and the Ogden School manual training class held at the Lansdowne School.
Name Access
Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936
Great Britain. Army. Jewish Legion
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-23
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-23
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
44 photographs : b&w ; 13 negatives; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1940-1943
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of Mike Ordon, Fay Gordon and her family, a military parade and others. Several of the photos have yet to be identified.
Name Access
Cohen, Shirley
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records
Date
1970-2014, predominant 1993-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the literary career and communal involvement of Shirley Kumove. The bulk of the accession includes correspondence, contracts, newspaper clippings and flyers relating to the publishing, marketing and promotion of Kumove’s various books. Also included is working content for Shirley’s unpublished book, Yet More Words, an unannotated manuscript for Kumove’s published book, Drunk From the Bitter Truth, and various book reviews written by Shirley. Of note are rejection letters Shirley received from publishers while trying to publish, Words Like Arrows, as well as correspondence with author Roger Greenwald in which he attached an original short story manuscript entitled, Conversations With Scott.
Accession also includes, ALTA conference material, issues of Paken Trager, and brochures for the National Yiddish Book Centre, the Canadian Jewish Book Awards, and Yiddish Studies at the University of Toronto. Finally accession also includes minutes, flyers, and planning material for the Habonim Reunion Organizing Committee (1983). Of note is a document containing personal memories of Habonim activities and its history (author unknown).
Custodial History
Joel is the son of Shirley Kumove. He provided the OJA with the material while he was cleaning out Shirley's house to put it up for sale.
Administrative History
Shirley Kumove is a Toronto-based writer and translator of Yiddish literature and folklore who has published articles and books relating to folklore, literature and the art of Yiddish translation. She was born in 1931, the first of two children of Harry (Hersh Meyer) Recht and Rifka Lessman. Kumove received her education at Toronto's Borochov School and, less formally, in her parents' home where Yiddish was the language spoken. She then attended New York University and the University of Toronto. During her career she has worked as a teacher of Judaic Studies and a public relations and special projects consultant; then in the 1980s, she served as Executive Director of The United Synagogue of America, Ontario Region, and Executive Director of JIAS. From 1997 to 2003, she was also a columnist for Paken Trager (The Book Peddler), the journal of the National Yiddish Book Centre in Massachusetts. Through the years she also undertook short-term translating projects on contract.
Kumove is the author of two books on Yiddish folksayings, Words Like Arrows: A Collection of Yiddish Folk Sayings (1984) and More Words, More Arrows (1999). A third volume is yet unpublished. She was a contributing editor of Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994), and her most recent books are Drunk From the Bitter Truth: The Poems of Anna Margolin (2005), and a translated novel, Ordinary Jews (2009). She also worked for a time on a translation of the memoirs of Puah Rakovsky, "a Jewish revolutionary," but this work was not completed or published. In addition to her writing, Kumove has travelled extensively throughout North America giving lectures to Jewish Studies students, community groups and at conferences.
Kumove is a member of the American Literary Translators Association (ATLA) and has served on the boards of several organizations including chairing the Jewish Affairs committee of the National Council of Jewish Women. Shirley is married to Leon Kumove and they have three sons, Martin (Moishe), Aaron and Joel, as well as many grandchildren.
Shirley Kumove is the recipient of awards from the federal Multicultural Department and the Ontario Arts Council, and she won the 2007 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Yiddish Translation for Drunk from the Bitter Truth.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: accession #2009-7/11
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Kumove, Shirley
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 775
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
775
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Fox, Myer & Max
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fox, Myer & Max
Page Number
442
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3769
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3769
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned
Admin History/Bio
Shirley Rottenberg was the second to youngest daughter of Louis and Bertha Rottenberg.
Scope and Content
The item includes one portrait of Shirley Rottenberg taken in a Toronto studio.
Notes
Photo by the Modern Studio, M. Schlachter, 452 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Rottenberg, Shirley
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-5
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 179
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
179
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-11
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records and graphic material
1 U-matic 3/4" videocassette
Date
1939-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life of Ellen Shirley Cole (née Robins) and her husband Albert (Tubby Cole). Included are elementary and high school records belonging to Ellen and Tubby Cole, and photographs of Ellen and Tubby and their parents and children. Also included are: newsclippings and photographs of UJA events featuring Tubby Cole as Man of the Year in 1977, as UJA Chairman in 1978, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Pierre Trudeau; Ellen's community activities; actress Toby Robins (Ellen's sister), and brothers Carl and Jack Cole of Cole's bookstores. Also included are programs and invitations to UJA yearly campaign events, a speech presented by Joe Clark, M.P., to Beth Emeth Bais Yehudah Synagogue, a scrapbook of Harbord Collegiate newsclippings featuring outstanding athlete Albert Cole, a possible UJA event donor list, and a 50th birthday poem written to Ellen from her sister Toby Robins.
Administrative History
Ellen Shirley Cole (née Robins) was born in 1929 in Toronto. Ellen and her husband Albert (Tubby) Cole were active and dedicated members of the Toronto Jewish community. She was a member of Hadassah and the UJA Women's Campaign where she had the opportunity to meet with dignitaries such as Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Pierre Trudeau. Ellen was the sister of the late actress Toby Robins and sister-in-law of Carl and Jack Cole of Cole's bookstores. Ellen enjoyed her role as homemaker and was noted for being an outstanding hostess and cook. Ellen passed away March 22, 2018.
Subjects
Jewish women
Philanthropists
Politicians
Name Access
Cole, Ellen
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Shirley Baine fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Shirley Baine fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1991
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Shirley (Gertzbein) Baine (1910-2005) was born in Lithuania in 1910. She came to Toronto to live with her extended family during the 1930s. She later married Arthur Baine, a widower who had two children. Together, they had three additional children of their own.
Soon after her arrival in Canada, Shirley Baine became very involved in the Mizrachi organization. She was first a member of the Bruria Girls, during the late 1930s, and then joined the Etzion women's chapter later in her life. The role of both groups was to raise funds and provide support for Palestine (and later Israel). In 1972, she was honoured by this chapter with an inscription of her name into their Golden Book. She died in Toronto in 2005.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Shirley Baine's activites in the Mizrachi movement as well as other initiatives. The fonds includes minutes of meetings, a dance program, a list of members from the Etzion chapter, correspondence, speeches, and a yiskor book.
Name Access
Baine, Shirley, 1910-2005
Subjects
Religious Zionism
Related Material
For related material on the Mizrachi movement, please see MG2 J1A.
Arrangement
By activity and chronological
Creator
Baine, Shirley, 1910-2005
Accession Number
2003-3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Wistosky, Myer, Manye & Burech
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wistosky, Myer, Manye & Burech
Page Number
214
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]
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 Abe Myers and Lena Simon of Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
Original photograph by Park & Co., 124-26 Colborne St., Brantford.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Myer Pinsky
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
31 Jul. 1978
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Myer Pinsky
Number
OH 119
OH 120
Interview Date
31 Jul. 1978
Quantity
4 cassettes (2 copies)
4 WAV file
Interviewer
Larry Troster
Total Running Time
OH119_001: 46.25 minutes OH119_002: 44.23 minutes OH120_001: 44.13 minutes OH120_002: 46.20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories
Level
Item
ID
Item 935
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
935
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1903
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 Mr. and Mrs. Myer Shear of Seaforth, Ontario with their children. The small boy pictured next to Mrs. Shear is George Shear.
Notes
Photo by Jackson Bros.
Name Access
Shear, Myer
Shear, George
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
Seaforth (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3550
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3550
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Myer Bochner (1878-1968?) immigrated from Austria in 1900. He and his wife Mollie (or Malka?) (b. 1881) lived at 90 Gordon Street in Guelph. They had five children: Thomas (b. 1900); Rosie (1904-1978); Henery (b. 1906); Minnie (or Mollie?) (b. 1908), and Bella (b.1910).
Name Access
Bochner, Meyer
Bochner, Malka
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
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
135
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Exton's and Granovsky's sitting at the head table at the Negev dinner. Eric Exton provided the greetings from the Jewish National Fund for the dinner.
Name Access
Granovsky, Shirley
Granovsky, Phil
Exton, Esther
Exton, Eric
Jewish National Fund
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Shirley Zamosky worked as a bookkeeper at Dworkin Travel.
Name Access
Zamsky, Shirley
Zansky, Shirley
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
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Hilton and Shirley Silberg
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
3 Sep. 2015
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Hilton and Shirley Silberg
Number
OH 419
Subject
Business
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Occupations
Interview Date
3 Sep. 2015
Interviewer
Naomi Raichyk
Total Running Time
1 hr. 34 min.
Biography
Hilton and Shirley were born in Durban, South Africa in 1951. Although both were involved in the Habonim youth movement, the two did not meet until their first year in pharmacy school. After getting married and serving a brief stint in the military, Hilton left with Shirley on a trip overseas that included Europe and the United Sates, but whose ultimate purpose was the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
Upon arriving in Montreal, the couple decided Canada would be a good place to live. By that point, they had resolved that they did not want their children to internalize the racial norms of apartheid South Africa. Cementing their decision was the fact Shirley’s sister was accepted into Canada shortly after the two returned to South Africa.
Hilton and Shirley’s immigration to Canada was complicated by the fact they were regarded by the government as students, not full-fledged pharmacists. When they came to Canada in August 1977, they therefore had to qualify as pharmacists, which they did by attending university while holding down full-time jobs as pharmacy technicians. Once certified, they moved to Dundas, where they opened a series of pharmacies and raised their children.
In 2007, the couple sold their Day Night Pharmacy chain to Rexall Pharma Plus. In 2014 Hilton and Shirley relocated to Toronto and now spend their time between Toronto and Vancouver to be close to their children and grandchildren.
Material Format
moving images
Language
English
Name Access
Silberg, Hilton, 1951-
Silberg, Shirley, 1951-
Geographic Access
Dundas (Ont.)
Durban (South Africa)
Johannesburg (South Africa)
Original Format
Digital file
Transcript
00:38 Shirley was born in Durban, South Africa in 1951.
00:44 Shirley discusses her family history. Her maternal grandparents came to Durban in early 1800s from England. They married in South Africa. Her paternal grandparents came to Durban from Lithuania in the late 1800s. They married in South Africa. Her father was a physician specializing in physical medicine; her mother worked as his secretary.
03:31 Shirley describes her privileged early home life.
04:26 Shirley attended Hebrew day school.
05:06 Shirley describes her education and involvement in sports.
07:28 Shirley attended the Habonim youth movement.
08:13 Shirley discusses her early memories of politics and apartheid.
09:57 Shirley describes the impact an overseas trip to Europe and Israel had on her.
12:34 Shirley explains that she and Hilton considered immigrating to Canada and Israel. Her sister had immigrated to Canada and her brother had immigrated to England.
13:31 Hilton and Shirley attended the pharmacy school in Durban.
14:48 Hilton and Shirley married and moved to Johannesburg. Hilton completed mandatory service in the army.
15:37 Hilton was born in Durban on 26 October 1951. He discusses his family history. His maternal grandparents came from Lithuania. His mother was born in South Africa. His father's family came from Lithuania. His father was born in Lithuania. Hilton shares a story about his paternal grandmother's voyage from Lithuania to Pretoria with five children. When his parents were married they moved to Durban in the mid-1950s.
17:46 Hilton discusses his parents. His mother was an occasional secretary. His father was initially a tool and diemaker. Later, he worked in business. Hilton notes that his father was a semi-professional football player.
20:30 Hilton explains that his mother had a strong Jewish identity, but was not religious.
21:06 Hilton discusses his education in public school and Hebrew school.
21:58 Hilton reminisces about his childhood.
23:25 Hilton discusses how he and his sister became competitive ballroom dancers.
25:50 Hilton discusses his bar mitzvah training.
27:02 Hilton was active in the Habonim youth movement.
27:31 Hilton shares his impressions growing up under apartheid. He discusses discrimination, restrictions, and censorship.
30:33 Hilton discusses his mandatory military service.
36:22 Hilton and Shirley discuss how they met and dated.
37:45 Hilton discusses some of the factors that triggered the couple's decision to leave South Africa.
43:07 Hilton and Shirley describe how they struggled to accumulate money before leaving South Africa.
44:12 Hilton describes the efforts made to secure work and a visa for entry into Canada.
48:31 Hilton and Shirley describe the sentiments that surrounded their departure from South Africa.
49:40 Hilton and Shirley arrived in Canada on 25 August 1977.
50:30 Shirley shares anecdotes about her first experiences with household chores.
54:20 Hilton and Shirley discuss their few acquaintances/contacts when they first arrived in Canada.
55:40 Hilton explains how his outlook has changed since he moved to Canada.
57:41 Shirley describes the challenges of juggling work and pharmacy classes at the University of Toronto. Hilton and Shirley share some examples of cultural differences between Canada and South Africa.
1:01:05 Hilton and Shirley worked as pharmaceutical technicians.
1:03:53 Hilton explains how they became partners in a pharmacy in Dundas, Ontario. Hilton and Shirley discuss how they settled in and were welcomed into the Jewish community.
1:10:05 Hilton and Shirley brought Hilton's two sisters, brother, parents, and Shirley's mother to Canada.
1:11:02 Hilton explains the circumstances that led to a split with his partners. He changed the name of the pharmacy from Amherst Pharmacy to Hilton Pharmacy. He describes the growth of the business.
1:18:00 Hilton describes the expansion and success of the business to five pharmacies.
1:20:12 Hilton discusses his involvement in the Jewish and secular communities in Dundas.
1:20:57 In 2007, the business was purchased by Rexall.
1:21:33 Shirley explains the circumstances that prompted their move to Toronto via Vancouver.
1:23:55 Shirley describes a return visit to South Africa with her two youngest children.
1:25:22 Hilton reminisces about a family trip to London and South Africa in 1980.
1:27:08 Hilton describes his discomfort during a visit to Durban, South Africa in 1986.
1:28:40 Shirley relates an anecdote that occurred during their family trip to South Africa.
1:30:46 Hilton reflects on how much he appreciates being in Canada.
1:32:50 Shirley identifies becoming Canadian citizens as a turning point in their new life in Canada.
Source
Oral Histories

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Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
15 [April?] 1930
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
This item consists of two letters. One letter, written in Polish, is addressed to Bella from her brother David in Poland. This letter has been translated in hand-written and typed versions. On the reverse side is a letter in Yiddish from David addressed to Bella's brother Myer. This letter has not been translated.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]
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 wedding photograph and corresponding negative of A. W. Myers and his wife Lena (née Simon) Myers. Their wedding was probably the first Jewish wedding in Brantford.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Weddings
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2343
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2343
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Malka, Yom and Shirley Dashkin.
Name Access
Dashkin, Malka
Dashkin, Shirley
Dashkin, Yom Tov
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
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
48
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
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 photograph of Mr. A. W. Myers, Mrs. Isaac Simon, and Mrs. A. W. Myers (née Lena Simon) of Alexandria, Ontario.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Alexandria (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 292
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
292
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Dr. Harry Myer Jolley and Mrs. Eva Jolefsky (nee Geller) as children.
Name Access
Berstein, Ida
Geller, Eva
Jolefsky, Eva
Jolley, Harry Myer
Subjects
Children
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
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1929 or 1930]
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
This item is a letter written in Polish to Bella and Bella's brother Myer from sisters Ruth and Esther and cousin Bela in Poland. It was written sometime during 1929 or 1930 Included are hand-written and typed translations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 1934
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
This item consists of a letter. The letter written in Yiddish is addressed to Bella and her brother Myer from their father Moishe In Poland. Also included are Rosh Hashana greetings in Polish from sisters Ruth and Esther. This letter has been translated in hand-written and typed versions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 117; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Bella Diamant fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
117
Item
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
12 Oct. 1930
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
This item consists of two letters and greetings on the recto and verso of a single page. One letter written in Polish is addressed to Bella and her brother Myer from their brother David. Also included are greetings in Polish to Bella and brother Myer from a female friend, sister Ruth, sister Esther and cousins Ayrla and Bela. This letter has been translated in hand-written and typed versions. Inside is a letter written in Yiddish, which has not been translated.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
[192-?]-1950
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of personal and professional correspondence to and from Maurice Berg from various individuals and Zionist organizations, predominantly Canadian Young Judaea.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1911-1938
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains Betty Lindgren's personal correspondence from between 1911 and 1938. A large portion of the letters are from Betty's mother (Sarah Goldstick), and her niece Ellen (Honey) Dworkin, but among them are letters from Betty's sisters Ellen Lurie (and daughter Mae), Jean Slone, Dora (Dorothy) Dworkin and Annie Constam. The file includes notes of condolence from when Betty's father Wolf Goldstick passed away in 1923, and dental x-rays made in 1925. The correspondence has been arranged in chronological order. The first folder covers 1911 to 1924, and the second covers 1925 to 1938, and includes undated correspondence.
Name Access
Sarah Goldstick
Ellen Dworkin
Honey Dworkin
Wolf Goldstick
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 41; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
41
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-[198-?]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of personal and professional correspondence to and from Maurice Berg from various individuals and Zionist organizations, predominantly Canadian Young Judaea.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between members of JFWB's Board of Directors. Of particular note is correspondence relating to the problem of single unemployed men and women.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JFWB and the UJWF's Men's and Women's Service Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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