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Accession Number
2010-11-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-14
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
7 textual records (jpgs)
4 photographs (tiff and jpgs)
Date
1943-1999
Scope and Content
This accession consists of electronic copies of documents and photographs related to Isaak Zarembo's military career. The documents include certificates of disability, illness and participation in the war, a discharge booklet, and two booklets that accompanied his medals. The four photographs are of Isaak in his uniform, two of which are attached to documents.
Custodial History
The originals are in the possession of the donor. They were loaned to the Archives for copying and returned to the donor on 22 November 2010 as part of the Russian Jewish war veteran oral history program.
Administrative History
Isaak Zarembo was born in 1925 in Riga, Latvia. He was 16 years old when the Second World War began and joined the 43 Guards Latvian Division, 1st Attack Army in 1943 at the age of 20. He began as a private but later became a sergeant. He participated in battles of the Central Front in Latvia, on the river Ivekstve. He was wounded twice and was demobilized in 1945 due to his injuries. Zarembo received the Conspicuous Gallantry medal, the Order of Glory 3rd Class medal and the Order of Patriotic War 1st Class medal.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Soviet Union--Armed Forces
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
5 photographs (tiff) : col. and b&w
Date
1944-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting Isaak Kogan's participation in the Russian military during the Second World War. Included are two photographs of Isaak at the Moscow hospital where soldiers were being treated for wounds to their legs and heads. One photograph is a portrait taken of Isaak while he was being treated here (16 Aug. 1944) and the other shows his father, also named Isaak and a captain who served in Berlin, visiting him on 14 August 1944. There is also one photograph of Isaak standing with his father and cousin Zachar Mendelson (served as an officer in the Soviet army) in Kiev just after the war ended on December 25,1946.
Accession also consists of one portrait of Isaak that was taken in Toronto on the sixtieth anniversay of the end of the war (2005), and one group portrait of Isaak with other Russian veterans who live in his apartment building at 6101 Bathurst Street (2008). Identified in the photograph is: (back row left to right) Vladimir (?) (a partisan during the war), Lev Pikus (partisan), Isaak Kogan, and (?). Bottom row (left to right): Anna Khaliavskaya, Mrs. Lev Pikus, and Sophia (?). This photograph currently hangs in the building's recreation room.
Custodial History
Records were loaned to the Archives for copying as part of the Russian Jewish War Veterans oral history program. The originals were returned to the donor.
Administrative History
Isaak Kogan was born in 1926 in Ukraine. He was fifteen when the war began, and was evacuated to Cheliabink, Ural. In 1943, he was drafted to the Belarusian Front. He served in the infantry as a submachine gunner. During a hard fight for the village of Butino, he was wounded in both legs and the fragments still remain in his legs today. He was injured two more times during the war and was demobilized in 1944. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife.
Subjects
Soviet Union--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
206
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
239
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1973-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 13 x 9 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
245
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Batersby & family, & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Batersby & family, & family
Page Number
501
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Blackburn family, Family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Blackburn family, Family
Page Number
505
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-[ca.1960]
Physical Description
107 photographs : b&w and col. (88 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz's parents were Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz. She had three sisters; Fanny, Helen and Ruth. Fanny married Alex Solway and had two children, Carol and Herbert. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Jill and Jan. Sylvia was a part of a large extended family that remained close throughout her life as they shared many similar interests and a family cottage in Bobcaygeon.
Many members of her family were and are prominent individuals of the Jewish community in Toronto. Faye Halbert was Sylvia's cousin on her mother's side whose children, Ralph and Gerald, went on to become prominent doctors and members of the Jewish community. Jack Schwartz, Sylvia's uncle, was also in the fur business and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter was Jewell, who owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years.
Other related families include the Haussers and the Wintrobs.
Scope and Content
This series consists of negatives and proofs created by Sylvia Schwartz of members of her family. Images are primarily of the Schwartz, Solway, Shlesser and Halbert families. Types of photographs include formal portraits in the studio and home and informal and candid portraits of the family at leisure and at events.
This series has been divided into three sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains formal portraits, Sub-series 2 contains images of the family at recreation and Sub-series 3 contains images of the family at events.
Sub-series 1 consists of negatives and proofs of formal portraits done by Sylvia of her immediate family. They were taken both in her studio and in her family home. Those done in the home date from an earlier time. Generally, they are images of the head and upper body of the sitter. Some images feature full body shots of the sitter and some interior views of the Schwartz family home. Those photographed include Gerald, Ralph and Rhoda Halbert, Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack and Jewell Schwartz, Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser, and Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Carol and Gary Solway. There are multiple portraits of Ruth Schwartz, the majority of them showcasing Sylvia's early experimentation with portraiture. There are also six self-portraits of Sylvia.
Sub-series 2 consists of thirty-nine negatives and five prints taken by Sylvia Schwartz of the family at recreation. The majority of the images are of the family relaxing at their cottage in Bobcaygeon. There is one print of Herbert Solway reading the newspaper with his son Gary that may or may not have been taken at the cottage. Images consist of photographs of the family on the lawn, in the cottage and at the lake. There are both candid and staged photographs. Family members featured include Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack and Jewell Schwartz, Helen, Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser, Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Carol and Gary Solway. Also pictured are members of the Hausser, Halbert and Wintrob families. Friends of the family also appear in these images, such as, Judith Wolfson, Frances and David Gruber and David Rotenberg and his brothers. Sylvia Schwartz is in some images. There is one print that is a view of the cottage from the lake.
Sub-series 3 consists of thirty-one negatives taken by Sylvia Schwartz of family related events that she attended. These include a Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony for Gary Solway, the first born son of Herbert, Sylvia's nephew and an opening at the Park Plaza Hotel. Images of the Pidyon Ha'Ben include Gertrude, Joseph, Ruth, Jack, Minnie and Jewell Schwartz, Helen, Jill and Jan Shleser, and Fanny, Alex, Herbert, Elaine and Carol Solway. Also included is David Rotenberg who acted as the Kohen at the ceremony. Images from the Park Plaza Hotel include views of the ballroom, the entertainers and family members. The Wintrob, Halbert and Yolles families are also present. Sylvia Schwartz is in two images.
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Altshuller was the great-grandfather of Saul Cowan's first wife Lillian Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
File consists of corrspondence between family members concerning reminiscences and genealogy, a family tree of Saul Cowan's parents Harris and Annie Cohen, two descendant family trees of Mayer Gollom (father of Annie Gollom Cohen), and a memoir titled "Altshuller Family Tree". Included in this document are photocopies of photographs, maps, a report on a 2005 reunion in Pontypool, Ontario, and a memoir of Belle Ewart by Al Sherman, which mentions the activities of the Rosenthal, Altshuller, Goldman, and Aiken families, as well as a 24-page descendant family tree of Max Altshuller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1921
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence including letters, cards and postcards. The contents include correspondence between Ida and family members, including her husband, her daughter, her parents, uncles and cousins. Part of one letter from cousin Phil, is written in Yiddish.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspndence including letters, cards, postcards and 2 newspaper articles featuring Sair Lee. The correspondence is between Ida Lewis Siegel and family members between the years 1924 and 1980.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a variety of personal writings and autobiographical material. Much of the content is written as diary entries.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Annie Rittenberg, her daughter Eva and four of the family's children. Annie Rittenberg was the aunt of Ida Siegel.
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of two women, possibly family relatives of Ida Siegel. The women are standing in a garden.
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 11; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
Fonds
11
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1900-1959
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w ; sepia ; 21 x 13 cm or smaller
Arrangement
The file contains 24 photographs. The photos are all marked with two numbers on the back: one conforming to the original accession list, the other indicating the new database arrangement and indicated by the prefix of the fonds number "11". (e.g. "11-1" is the first photo in the chronological arrangement of the photographs, "11-2" the second, etc.).
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 17; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
17
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of the Winebergs with Mrs. Wineberg in the center and possibly her two sons on either side.
Name Access
Wineberg family
Wineberg, Mrs.
Subjects
Mothers and sons
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Salamansky family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Salamansky family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]-[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm and 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
[Chana?] (Annie) Levine (1861-1931) was the sister of Moses Levine. She married Pesach (Philip) Salamansky (1861-1943) and they immigrated to Toronto from Russia in 1887. In 1903 the Salamanskys lived at 27 Centre Street and operated a grocery store from the same location. They later moved to 204 Chestnut Street and 268 Brunswick Avenue. Their children were Harry (b. 1889), Louis (b. 1890), Fanny (b. 1893), Gertie (b. 1894), Abe (b. 1899), and Sam (b. 1903).
A number of Salamanskys lived in Toronto and some of them shortened their names to Salem in the 1920s and 1930s, perhaps in connection with Salem’s Garage on 479 Spadina St., which would have been an identifiable Salamansky family-owned business. Harry and Hinda may have been relations of Pesach.
Louis Salamansky, son of Pesach and Anna Salamansky, and resident of 204 Chestnut Street, married Anna Kosloff in 1922 and worked as a plumber. Another Louis Salamansky (b. 1883), possibly his cousin, was married to Mary, and had two daughters, Ettie and Sylvia (both born in 1907). Harry Salamansky married Hannah (née Horowitz) in 1911, and also worked as a plumber and hardware merchant.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Salamansky (Salem) family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1942
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Jack Edward Thuna was an herbalist who owned and operated a health food store in Toronto. The business dates back to 1888 and was started by his father, Dr. Max H. Thuna. The store was originally located at 436 Queen Street West and was called Thuna's Balsam Remedies, Limited. Jack and Max were also listed as chiropractors in the 1925 Toronto Jewish City and Information Directory. The store later moved to 298 Danforth Avenue and its name was changed to Dr. Thuna Nature Remedies. It still exists today on Danforth as Thuna Herbals.
Jack Thuna was married to Anne Levine in 1925, and they had two sons: Mortimer, born in 1928, and Alvin, born in 1934. Mortimer and Alvin also became master herbalists and helped run the family business. Alvin's son, Joel Thuna, is also a master herbalist who currently lives in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Thuna family.
Name Access
Thuna family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Bliss family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Bliss family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]-[1954 or 1955]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller.
Admin History/Bio
Harry Bliss (1882-1931) was born in Russia and immigrated to Canada around 1909. He lived at 442 Ontario Street, in Toronto, from 1916 until his death and was employed as a vest-maker and an insurance agent. He had three sons: Barney, Henry and Johnny. Their mother, whose name may have been Tobby, remarried after Harry’s death, to a Mr. Raymond.
Dorothy Bliss (née Levine) (1909-1992) was the daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine. She was married to Barney A. Bliss (d.1985) and they had one daughter, Helen Woolven (née Bliss) (b.1938) who worked as a medical secretary. She married Ed Woolven and they lived in Ottawa. They had two children: Stephen (b.1962) and Linda (b.1965).
Henry Bliss (d.1992), Barney’s brother, married Ida Bliss, and they had three children: Harvey and Eileen Bliss and Barbara (m.Gastman).
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Bliss family.
Name Access
Bliss family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]-[192-]
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca (Bessie) Samuels (née Levine) (b.1875) was Moses Levine’s sister. In 1895, she married Joseph Samuels (b.1874), at which time the couple lived at 116 Agnes St. and Joseph was employed as a tinsmith. He later became a retail merchant in Toronto and owned a hardware store located at 275 Queen St. West. Their children were Harry (b.1896), Fanny (b.1898), Ida (b.1900), Annie (b.1902), Mary (Martha) (b. 8 Dec. 1908), and Abe (b.1911). Harry was drafted in 1917, and, following the war, he and Fanny worked in their father’s store. The family also lived on Queen Street, but by the 1930s had moved to 410 Brunswick Ave.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of the Samuels family.
Name Access
Samuels family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]-1951
Physical Description
23 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Martha Soskin (née Cass) (1866-1946), Sarah Levine's sister, was married to George Soskin (b.1858), a storekeeper in Waubaushene, Ontario. George was born in Poland and had been previously married. Martha and George were already married when they immigrated to Canada in 1888, via the U.S., where their first child was born, in St. Louis, Missouri. They had as many as ten children: Isaac (1886-1976); Libby (m.Rothbart) (b.1888); Minnie “Hannah” (m.Rotenberg) (b.1891); Benjamin (1894); Beulah (m.Cole) (1896-1953); Sarah Mary (m.Mendel) (b.1898); Lobe Yente “Tesa” (m.Narrol) (b.1900); Abram Benjamin (b.1902); Aaron (b.1905); and “Ralph” Ruben (b.1907). The family moved from Waubaushene after 1901, and were listed as residents at 16 Lansdowne Ave. in the Toronto West region in the 1911 Census.
Isaac married Channah Aungene Abramson (d.1979) in Saskatchewan in 1913. They lived in Los Angeles, where Isaac worked as a clothing merchant, and the couple later moved to San Francisco, where they lived until their deaths. Libby married Maurice Rothbart in 1912 and they moved to Chicago. Beulah married Al Cole in 1916, and the younger Soskin daughters, Sarah and Tesa, were both married in 1919, to Paul Mendel and Albert Narrol respectively. George retired and moved with Martha and the other adult children to Los Angeles, where Benjamin worked in the real estate business. The 1930 US Census record also lists Aaron, Tesa (then divorced), and her son, Albert Narrol (b.1921) as residing in the same Los Angeles household.
Mary Levine (1895-1990), daughter of Moses and Sarah Levine, married Saul Soskin (d.1953), George Soskin's son from his first marriage. They lived in Toronto and later moved to Los Angeles. They had three children: Morton “Bud”, Estelle (b.1922), and Fred (1929-2000). Estelle was married to Irving Liss and worked as a secretary. They were married in Los Angeles in 1946 and lived in Toronto, while the other members of the family remained in California. Bud married Lee and had a son. Fred worked in production control for an aircraft company. He married Diane [?] and had four children: Scott, Christopher, Robin (m.Barnes), and Maria.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Soskin family.
Name Access
Soskin family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1894-[192-]
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Abraham Cass (1840-1897) married Rachel Rebecca Cass (née [Cowart?]) (1837-1903). They were both born in Russia and immigrated to Canada in 1892 to join their eldest children who had already immigrated to Ontario. The children of Abraham and Rachel Rebecca Cass were: daughters: Fayge (m.Sax) (1861-1942), Hannah (m.Segel) (1863-1930), Martha (m.Soskin) (1866-1946), Dora (m.Levy) (b.1871?), Sarah (m.Levine) (1876-1978), and Annie (m.Smith) (1880- 1952); and, sons: David M. Cass (1869-1959), Bill Cass (b.1874?), and Phillip Cass.
Their son David Mitchell Cass had immigrated to Canada earlier than his parents, in 1889. His wife, Hannah (née Kleiman) (1870-1935), immigrated to Canada in 1890, and they were married in 1894. David Cass worked for Pregger's Grocery Dealer as a salesman and gave Moses Levine work-related advice in this area. David and Hannah lived, in Waubaushene and Tey Township, in Simcoe County, where they were neighbours of the Soskins and where most of their children were born. By 1911, however, they had moved back to Toronto. They had eleven children: Ethel I. (m.Gold) (1894-[1998?]), Infant Cass (unnamed, died at 7 weeks, 1895), "Abe" Abraham B. (1897-1987), Leah G. (m.Harser) (1899-1975), Sarah "Sec" Marie (m.Rogers) (1901-1932), Ely "Hilly" (b.1902), "Reuben" Garfield P. (1904-1991), Dorothy (m.Sandler) (b.1906), Anne (m.Solway) (1907-1994), Rita (m.Appleby), and Libby (m.Balick).
As a new immigrant to Canada, having emigrated from Russia in 1896, Louis Smith (1873-1945) was registered as a tailor in the 1901 federal census. He later worked as a contractor in Toronto. He was married to Annie Cass, Sarah Levine's sister, in 1901 and they lived together at 5 Edward Street, along with Rachel Rebecca Cass, with whom they cohabitated following the death of Abraham Cass.
David and Hannah's son, Abraham Cass, was married to Carrie (née Waldman) in 1922. Garfield married Dorothy (née Simon) and had two children, Donna and Danny. Anne Solway was married to a prominent Toronto violinist and music teacher, Maurice Solway (1906-2001), and they had one son, Stephen.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Cass family.
Name Access
Cass family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Segel family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds.
Segel family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]-1916
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm and 14 x 10 cm and 4 x 3 cm
Admin History/Bio
William Segel (1861-1918?) married “Anna” Hannah Cass (1863-1930) in 1887 in St. Louis, Missouri, and they immigrated to Canada in the same year. They were both Russian-born immigrants. They had five children: Julius (b.1888), Isaac “Ike” (1891-1982), Sarah Mary (m.Clavir) (1894-1968?), Matthew (1895-1982), and Reuben (b.1905) and seem to have moved frequently within Ontario around the turn of the century, perhaps in connection with William’s work as a merchant. Isaac, Sarah, and Matthew were employed in retail positions in their young adulthood.
Following William Segel’s death from influenza during the early stages of the pandemic in 1918, Anna Segel lived with her children at 76 Wright Ave., in Toronto. Isaac and Matthew were drafted during The Great War in 1917 and 1918 respectively. Sarah was married to William “Bill” Clavir (1893-1975) in 1918 and lived in Toronto at 23 Burncrest Drive. Isaac later married Esther Kenen (1895-1986) and they lived in Hamilton, where they had a son, Avrum (Duke). Matthew Segel married one of William Clavir’s sisters, Gertrude.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Segel family.
Name Access
Segel family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Sax family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Sax family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]-[192-?]
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Sarah Levine (née Cass) had an elder sister named Fayge “Fanny” Cass (1861-1942). Fayge married a Mr. Sax and lived in the United States. They had a son named Morris (d.1947?) and also had a daughter, possibly named Eva.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Sax family taken in Toronto and the United States.
Name Access
Sax family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Weiner family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Weiner family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]-[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm and 13 x 10 cm (oval)
Admin History/Bio
Julius Weiner was born in Russia on 10 April 1892. He married Fanny Salamansky (b.1893), who was the daughter of Annie (née Levine) and Pesach Salamansky, and niece of Moses Levine. The Weiner's had four children named Ray [Rachel?], Abraham, Charles, and Bess. Julius was a tailor who was also active in the community, especially after he retired. He was one of the oldest members of both B'nai Brith and B'nai Zion. He was also involved in the fundraising efforts for the United Jewish Appeal and received honours for his humanitarian services. He was a member of Beth Lida synagogue.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Weiner family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Levy family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]-[192-?]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 17 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Dora Levy was the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Cass and the sister of Sarah (Cass) Levine. She was born in Russia in 1870 and immigrated to Canada in 1889. She married Charles Levy (b. 1869) on 10 February 1892 in Toronto.
Shortly thereafter, they moved to Allerston, Ontario, where he opened up a store. The couple had four children: Tobias (b. 1892), Louis (b. 1894), Benjamin (b. 1897) and Esther (b. 1899). Tobias, who was also referred to as Theodore or Ted, married Rhoda Davis on 12 June 1919. His sister, Esther, married Joseph Kert on 6 November 1921.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of members of the Levy family.
Name Access
Levy family
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Rosenbes family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Rosenbes family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Kate Rosenbes (née Woods) (1878-1924) was related to Michael Levine, Moses Levine's brother, through marriage. Michael Levine was married to Anne Woods. Both Anne and Kate were born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1890. Kate married Harry Rosenbes and they lived at 171 Harbord St., and had two children: Martha (b. 1904) and Morris (b. 1905).
Scope and Content
Series consists of a photograph of members of the Rosenbes family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2021-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-10-2
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
12 textual records (pdf)
Date
1977-2021
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material (chiefly genealogical research) documenting Glen Eker's family, particularly the Bishinskh line. Also included are two theses by Glen Eker—Leisure and Lifestyle in Selected Writings of Karl Marx: A Social and Theoretical History and The Early Writings of Karl Marx on the Position of Women and the Family in Bourgeois Society—and articles written by Debby Eker for the Excalibur and the Enterprise. Finally, there is an article by Paul M. Eker titled "Biblical Genealogy of Eker," which appeared in the March 1999 issue of Shem Tov.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-11-21
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-11-21
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Date
1927-1984, predominant 1927-1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Posluns family. Included are letters to Sam Posluns written in 1927, when Sam was in New York; letters to Sam Poslun written in 1947, when he was in Europe with the Tailor Project; miscellaneous newspaper articles; and a 1984 Negev Dinner book. Of note is a letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Posluns from Abby Fuhrman, whose son, David Fuhrman, went to live with the Posluns during the Second World War.
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
Families
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Posluns (family)
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Places
Europe
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-11-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-11-24
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
221 photographs (jpg)
1 audiovisual recording (mp4)
Date
2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Eker family. Included are photographs taken in Hamilton and Toronto. Locations include the Eker home, Limeridge Mall in Hamilton, Bayfront in Hamilton, First Canada Place, the Bay, Sachs Fifth Avenue. Pictured in the photographs are Debbie and Glen Eker and Glen's father.
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
Families
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 cm on mat 15 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family in what is likely the house they had on Manning Avenue, Toronto. Henry and Dorothy Dworkin are in the middle second and third from the right.
Notes
The photograph was taken at the same time as item #39.
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
Manning Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 10 x 8 cm in mat 15 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family at what is probably their Manning Avenue house in Toronto.
Notes
Photograph was taken at the same time and event as item #38.
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
Manning Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6694
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6694
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Dubinski family in Kirkland Lake. From left to right: Mrs. Tillie Dubinski, Anne Dubinski, and Mr. Eli Dubinski.
Name Access
Kirkland Lake
Dubinski
Atkins, Joe
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.
Creator
Atkins, Joe
Accession Number
2004-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Studies and Surveys sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-2; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Studies and Surveys sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-2
File
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports about the Commission on the Family study.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2003-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2003-10-2
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
11 film reels (8 mm and 16 mm)
Date
[195-?]-[196-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of home movies documenting the family history of the Bender family. The films document occasions and events such as trips to the family cottage at Balfour Beach which was owned by Lil and Irving Rubin, Jerry Bender's graduation from Osgoode Law School, Brenda Rubin's wedding, birthday parties as well as other family milestones
Administrative History
This accession was donated by Perri Blachowitz (Bender). Her parents were Jerry Bender and Miriam Rubin. Jerry's parents were Fanny and Jack and Miriam's were Lil and Irving. Perri's grandparents arrived from Europe as children and her parents were both born in Toronto.
Jerry Bender is a lawyer who practiced in Toronto. Miriam was a teacher who taught at Cedarvale public school on weekdays at at Holy blossom Hebrew school on Sundays. He and Miriam had 6 children which include: Michelle, Heidi, Sharry, Adam, Emma and Perri.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1900-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 6 photographs that document the Bossin Family. They include photographs of Hye Bossin, Sally, Bessie, Zossman and a friend, Mike Morrison. Other documents in this accession include publications such as: "If You Will It, It is No Fairy Tale: Theodore Herzl Fifty Years after his death," "A Saint in Street Clothes: Willie Frankel his Life and Loyalties," written by Hye Bossin, as well as three newsletters published by United Jewish People's Order (UJPO), Canadian Film Weekly and The Barker, and two editions of The Jewish Standard. There is also a Judean Glee Club programme for their third annual Kibitz under the direction of Hye Bossin. Finally, there is a copy of a certificate from the Jewish Colonial Trust made out to Sussi Bossin in 1900, and a Jewish Community Senior Softball League, Toronto programme and scorecard from 1932.
Administrative History
The Bossin family lived in Toronto. Hye Bossin (1906-1964) was editor, publisher, and columnist with the Canadian Film Weekly. He received many commendations and awards for his contribution to the motion picture industry and the promotion of the Canadian Film Archive.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1923-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Max Bochner's certificate of honour from City of Toronto Public Schools (1923-1929); Minnie Bochner's certificate of proficiency in typewriting at the High School of Commerce, Toronto (1925); and Arthur Bochner's certificate of admission to a collegiate institution high school in Ontario (1930).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928-1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of S. Levy's licence to operate radio receiving equipment in Toronto (1928-1929); gasoline handling licence granted to I. Levy of Levy's Hardware, Toronto (1934); and Isaac Levy's certificate of membership at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto (1936).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1913-[ca. 1915]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mr. Ed Goldstick; one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mrs. E. Goldstick; and an invitation from B'Noth Zion Kadimah to a social gathering (1913).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-38
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1957-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Teddy Jacobson's copy of a "Bencher" (a book of prayers, blessings, and hymns) for the Bar Mitzvah of Ronald S. Kimel on December 1, 1957 at Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto, and a Canadian passport issued to Rose Jacobson (nee Pischokski) on October 6, 1961.
Administrative History
Rose Jacobson was born on October 1, 1889 in Lodz, Poland.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1891-1948
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents concerning the application of Menachem Kernerman of Berdichev to live in Warsaw (1891-1892), and a 1912 London England birth certificate for Aaron Kernerman, son of Philip and Rebecca Kernerman. There are also immigration documents for the Kemerman family from Liverpool to Quebec City in 1914, a Certificate of Naturalization for Philip (1931) and a Certificate of Eligibility for Naturalization of Women of Foreign Birth for Rebecca (1934). Also included are University of Toronto Junior Matriculation reports for Morris Kernerman (1918-1920), a 1943 deed of land for cemetery plots for Philip and his wife in the McCaul Street Cemetery (Congregation Beth Medresh Hagodol Chevra Thilim), and two telegrams congratulating Philip and Rebecca on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: Russian, Yiddish and English.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
Photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1884-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs, textual records, and artifacts documenting the Sadowski family from Massey, Ontario. Records include family photographs, family correspondence, geneological information, and business records. Of note are photographs of the Sadowski General Store in Massey, a meal token from the store, a notebook documenting animal fur transactions (1920-1922), and a land survey of the Sadowski family property (1893).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1901-1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the marriage certificate of Philip Loeb (Taube) and Annie Dratha (December 2, 1901), a seat indenture document between Jacob Sherman and Congregation Shaarei Tzedek (1922), and two Hebrew engagement certificates for Dr. John Sherman and Etta Taube (1931).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Nana's Memoirs, a book by Mina Sprachman (1900-1991) transcribed from audio tape recordings made between approximately 1978 and 1986 and a Sprachman family tree compiled by Carol Bleiwas.
Use Conditions
See donation record
Name Access
Sprachman, Mina
Bliewas, Carol
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
1909
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph of the Rosenthal family at their home at 328 Shaw Street in Toronto. From left to right are Adolph, Ben, Harry, Fanny, and Eva
Administrative History
Adolph Rosenthal was Geri Clever's maternal grandfather. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 29 July 1864 and died in Toronto on 26 September 1933. Adolph sold and traded in books, stamps, coins and manuscripts at his store at 179 York Street. The Rosenthal family lived above the store prior to their purchase of 328 Shaw Street in 1908. Adolph continued to conduct business at the store until his death in 1933.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-3-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 25 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
[ca 1921]-1978
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph and negative of (L-R) Molly, Anne, and Harold Haberman posing with their musical instruments in Toronto ca. 1921-23; a photocopy of the photo, identifying the children in the photo; and a pamphlet from Adath Israel Congregation regarding the consecration of the new cemetery, Pardes Shalom Memorial Park, 8 October 1978.
Administrative History
Harold Haberman was adopted by the Haberman family as a Russian war orphan when he was 11 years old in 1921 after their son Jack Haberman, a well-known Toronto saxophone player, drowned in the lagoon at Centre Island in Toronto on July 15, 1920, at 18 years old.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Haberman, Jack
Haberman, Harold
Haberman, Anne
Haberman, Molly
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
32 photographs : b&w (16 negatives) ; 25 x 20 cm and 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
[ca. 1903-ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 16 copy photographs with negatives of the Haberman family, Toronto. Pictured are Nessie, Mina, Mordechai, Jack, Abraham (?), Molly, Anne, and Harold. Also included are two photocopies of a clipping advertising a "Haberman Kiddies" special attraction on March 28, 1923.
Administrative History
The Haberman children, Molly, Anne, and Jack, were dancers/musicians who performed together in Toronto. Harold Haberman was adopted by the Haberman family as a Russian war orphan when he was 11 years old in 1921 after their son Jack Haberman, a well known Toronto saxophone player, drowned in the lagoon at Centre Island in Toronto on July 15, 1920, at age 18.
Name Access
Haberman, Jack
Haberman, Harold
Haberman, Nessie
Haberman, Mina
Haberman, Mordechai
Haberman, Molly
Haberman, Anne
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-5-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca.1932]-[ca. 1933]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photograph of the Dolman (Dauman) family in Chenstechov (?), Poland. In centre are mother, Gitel, and father, Leib. From left to right are children: Chaim, Berel, Rhoda, and Lipsha. Berel and Rhoda are twins.
Name Access
Dolman, Gitel
Dolman, Leib
Dolman, Chaim
Dolman, Berel
Dolman, Rhoda
Dolman, Lipsha
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
40 photographs : b&w (20 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copy photographs and negatives and a family history of the Farber family. Photographs include members of the extended Farber, Spencer, Harris, Gallander, Rosen, and Nisker families.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
48 photographs : b&w (24 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca.1903]-1918
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 24 copy photographs and 24 negatives. There are group photos of the Danson family, extended family and friends in Toronto locations such as High Park, the Canadian National Exhibition, the Humber Valley near the Old Mill, Northview Terrace (Bay and Davenport), and the Red Feather Camp in Monroe Park, Scarborough.
Source
Archival Accessions
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