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Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a male member of the Ladovsky family, taken in Kielce, Poland. The individual is a relative of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photograph # 3835.
Name Access
Ladovsky (family)
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of three male members of the Ladovsky family, taken in Kielce, Poland. They are relatives of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3837.
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.
Physical Condition
A layer of a small section of the bottom of the cardboard backing has peeled off.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm on matte 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Ladovsky family in Kielce, Poland. They are the relatives of Herman Ladovsky.
Notes
Originally cited as photo #3832.
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.
Physical Condition
There are cacks at two corners of the matte.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm on matte 15 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Ladovsky family, in Kielce, Poland. The family were relatives of Herman Ladovsky, of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3833.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of members of the Ladovsky family, in Kielce, Poland. The family are relatives of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Formerly cited as photo # 3834.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a member of the Ladovsky family, taken in Kielce, Poland. The woman is a relative of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3836.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w : 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of four female members of the Ladovsky family, taken in Kielce, Poland. They are relatives of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3839
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w : 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a female member of the Ladovsky family, taken in Kielce, Poland. She is a relative of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3840.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Ladovsky family wedding dinner, in Kielce, Poland. The family were relatives of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3842.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of S. Levy and Aaron Ladovsky in Kielce, Poland. Aaron is standing on the right.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3841.
Name Access
Levy, S.
Ladovsky, Aaron
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
Poland
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records
ca. 100 photographs
Date
[190-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to three generations of the Ladovsky family and their restaurant, the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. Also included is a small amount of material related to Jewish organizations in Toronto, such as the Kieltzer Society and B'nai Brith, as well as the Bakery and Confectionary Union. Records include family and business photographs, correspondence, newsclippings, UB menus and other ephemera, and records related to family simchas and celebrations.
Custodial History
The records were created and accumulated by Aaron Ladovsky, Herman Ladovsky and Ruthie Ladovsky.
Administrative History
Aaron Ladovsky was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated with his wife Sarah to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Terauley Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913; a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960 . His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years – until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Descriptive Notes
To be integrated into the Ladovsky family fonds 83.
Subjects
Families
Restaurants
Name Access
Ladovsky, Herman
Ladovsky, Aaron
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
83
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1890]-2012
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
185 photographs : b&w and col. and sepia toned ( 10 negatives, 4 slides, 3 contact prints) ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Aaron Ladovsky (1888-1960) was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1911 he married Sarah Eichler who was from his home town of Kielce, Poland. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Terauley Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons, Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913, a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960. His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years, until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. In May 2012 the restaurant celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Custodial History
The records were donated in multiple small accessions by Herman Ladovsky from 1977 until 2004.
It appears as though previous archivists integrated some materials into a manuscript group relating to Aaron Ladovsky and then later deconstructed a portion of this group into original accessions. Also, a number of periodicals and textual materials from these accessions were integrated into various other manuscript groups and remain there.
One item, a Lord Lansdowne School anniversary booklet which contains a photocopy of Herman's student record, remained in the Aaron Ladovsky manuscript group. This item could not be identified as part of a previous accession, but has been integrated into the fonds as it appears to have been donated by Herman.
Photo #3050 was not associated with an accession number, but documents United Bakers Dairy Restaurant and was likely donated by Herman Ladovsky.
Recent accruals have been donated by Ruth Ladovsky.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records documenting the Ladovsky family in Kielce, Poland and Toronto. It is primarily made up of photographs of Ladovsky family members in Kielce and Toronto, and of various organizations that Aaron and Herman were involved in. There are also a few textual records that document the Ladovsky family and their involvement in the Kieltzer Society.
Notes
Newspaper clippings were photocopied and placed in the Aaron Ladovsky vertical file.
Many photographs were originally cited with diifferent numbers. These numbers are mentioned below photo descriptions.
Name Access
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Ladovsky, Aaron, 1888-1960 (creator)
Ladovsky (family)
Ladovsky, Herman, 1912-2002 (creator)
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (subject)
Related Material
Se MG 2B-1R
See vertical file on Aaron Ladovsky
Arrangement
Records have been organized by media and chronology due to low volume and disparate subject matter. Textual records have been arranged in 17 files. Photographs have been arranged chronologically and are largely described at the item level.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
1978-12-7
1981-1-2
1983-11-6
1988-4-12
1993-10-1
1994-1-3
1999-11-4
2000-4-4
2004-5-21
2004-5-82
2008-4-9
MG 6 E6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1707
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1707
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of an original half-toned proof featuring the family of Toronto architect, Benjamin Brown. The original photograph was taken in Baremly, Poland.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Brown family
Subjects
Architects
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
Poland
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1703
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1703
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 16 cm
Custodial History
This item is a studio photograph of the Rotenberg family, most likely taken in Poland. Rose Rotenberg (m. Nepom) is standing at the back.
Name Access
Nepom, Rose
Rotenberg family
Rotenberg, Rose
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
Poland
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1702
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1702
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on matte 21 x 22 cm
Custodial History
This item is a studio photograph of the Rotenberg family, most likely taken in Poland. The space between the two daughters in the back row was intentional, in honour of a son who had immigrated to the United States. Rose Rotenberg (Nepom) is standing third from the right.
Name Access
Nepom, Rose
Rotenberg family
Rotenberg, Rose
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
Poland
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1518
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1518
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 on mat 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the shoemakers' guild and executive of the Linas Hatzedek (Free Loan Society) in Kielce, Poland.
Name Access
Free Loan Society
Linas Hatzedek
Subjects
Guilds
Shoemakers
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.
Physical Condition
The photograph is in poor condition. The image has faded, is scratched and the bottom right-hand corner has chipped off.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
1978-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1546
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1546
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1944
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of members of the Jewish Bielski partisan group in Poland. They are pictured assembled in the Naliboki forest.
Name Access
Bielski partisans (Resistance group)
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
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
Poland
Accession Number
1978-5-3.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1275
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1275
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of an unidentified Jewish family, most likely taken in Poland.
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
Poland
Accession Number
1977-4-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1701
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1701
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (sepia toned) ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Jewish family from Pinczów, Poland. They may be the Rotenberg family. All members of the family were killed in the Holocaust.
Name Access
Rotenberg family
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Pinczów (Województwo Swietokrzyskie, Poland)
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 267
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
267
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Kaufman family settled in Galt, Ontario after immigrating from Kraackow, Poland.
Scope and Content
Item is a formal studio portrait of the Kaufman family.
Name Access
Kraackow
Kaufman family
Rotenberg, Mattie
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
Kraków (Poland)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]-[193-?]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of individuals whose relationship to the Levine family is not known. These include members of the Samuel, Keyfetz, Wineberg, and Gold families as well as one identified as Ethel C.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2960
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2960
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
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 photograph and corresponding negative of an unidentified family funeral. The photograph depicts a large crowd around the body of a deceased male, who has been placed outside in his bed.
Subjects
Funeral service
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
Poland
Accession Number
1979-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-13
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
11 photographs : b&w and col. (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1917-1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to Aaron Ladovsky. Included is an urgent memo from Kielce asking for relief money and the accompanying receipt from Anshel Wise's steamship agent office for the remittance of the requested money (1939), a letter to Ladovsky c/o of the United Jewish Relief Conference from the CJC (1944), a Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society of Toronto dues booklet (1917), a Kieltzer Landmanshaften in Israel pamphlet (1953), and a receipt from the Standard Theatres Ltd. for payment of $60 for Ladovsky. This payment was made two months after the theatre first opened in 1921 and was likely payment for seats. The photographs depict Aaron Ladovsky with family in Kielce (1928), the dedication of a monument to the Kielce martyrs at a Jewish cemetery in Paris (between 1945 and 1950), a negative of a Canadian Jewish Congress meeting (1943), the exhumation of Kielce Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, a photo of Ruthie, Herman and Philip Ladovsky at United Bakers, (1990s), and an exterior view of United Bakers on Spadina Avenue (1956).
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Bill Stern's paternal aunt, uncle and young cousins from Lagov, Poland. His aunt had previously been brought to Canada by Bill's father, Moishe Stern, before the Second World War. However, she fell ill while in Toronto and returned to Poland. The whole family pictured here were killed in the Holocaust. This photograph was taken in Lublin, Poland. His aunt's name was Chana Shternshis.
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
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The file emphasizes the importance of the Dunkelman family to Ontario's Jewish community. Ben was a distinguished soldier, a successful businessman and a Zionist; David was founder of Tip Top Tailors and a Zionist leader; and Rose was a Zionist leader, publisher of the Jewish Standard and heavily involved in Hadassah and Youth Aliyah.
Scope and Content
File contains biographical information about Benjamin Dunkelman, including entries for himself and his parents Rose and David Dunkelman in the New Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel, edited by Geoffrey Wigoder.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 19, 1952
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Eleazer Ladovsky and his family in Israel. There are Hebrew or Yiddish writing on the verso of the photograph. Eleazer is a cousin of Herman Ladovsky of Toronto.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 3846.
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
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of letters sent to Aaron Ladovsky requesting help through his work with the Kieltzer Society.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm on matte 32 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is 2 copies of a portrait of Aaron Ladovsky seated in a chair.
Notes
Photograph by Famous Photo Studios, G. Mendlevich, Prop., 402 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Originally cited as photo # 6222.
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
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 17 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Aaron Ladovsky in a suit and bowler hat.
Notes
Original photo by Michlethwaite, 243 Yonge St., Toronto.
Originally cited as photo #1618.
Name Access
Ladovsky, Aaron
United Bakers
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
1978-12-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3802
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3802
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
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 members of the Silbert family on their farm located on the 6th Concession of West Flamborough, Wellington County, Ontario. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Alex, Fannie, Sarah.
Front row, left to right: Morris, Annie (with bow in hair), Daniel, Charlie.
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.
Accession Number
1985-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of brothers Jack Ladovsky and Aaron Ladovsky with Shia Moshenberg. Jack is on the left, Aaron in the middle, and Shia on the right.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 1619.
Name Access
Ladovsky, Jack
Ladovsky, Aaron
Moshenberg, Shia
Subjects
Brothers
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
1978-12-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 943
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
943
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 Dec. 1915
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 photograph and corresponding negative of the Rabbi of Chenchin, Poland walking with three other Jewish men.
Notes
Acquired Jan. 1976.
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Poland
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3610
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3610
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of Jewish residents, mainly children, standing in the street of Ozharov, Poland.
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
1982-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4083
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4083
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Jewish school in Poland. The photograph depicts the students and teachers of the school assembled in front of it. The photograph was sent to Sarah Low of Peterborough, Ontario.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Schools
Students
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
Poland
Accession Number
1978-7-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6098
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6098
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 4 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Shmuel Toogfogel, Poland, 1938, who perished in the Holocaust. There is an inscription in Hebrew on the back of the photo.
Notes
Written on the OJA's original photo description card was: "Mr. Day wanted to bring him to Toronto. His mother would no let."
Name Access
Toogfogel, Shmuel
Subjects
Holocaust victims
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
Poland
Accession Number
1984-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
69
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
July 1966-Aug. 1966
Physical Description
ca. 50 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 32 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newsclippings and textual records documenting Phil Givens' mayoral trip to Poland with his wife, Min. Included are newsclippings detailing Givens' activities in Poland and images of Givens arriving in Poland, meeting with Polish politicians, and touring monuments and historic sites in Warsaw, Belzycz and other cities around the country. Also included are photographs of Phil and Min Givens touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Maidanek concentration camps. Some of the photographs were originally maintained in a photo album.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1907 and 1920]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldstick family at a picnic held on Toronto Island. The image was taken by the Turofsky brothers studio. Harry Dworkin is 6th from the right and beside him is his wife Dorothy. Third from the right is Maurice, Dorothy's brother.
Notes
Since the Turofsky brothers started taking photographs in 1907, it was likely taken after this date.
Subjects
Picnics
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.
Physical Condition
Good.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph is of seven members of the Kamarner family. They are outside, in fornt of a tree, perhaps in a residential backyard. The grandmother is seated on a chair and the boys are seated in front. Everybody else is standing
First row from left: [unknown], Jack.
Second row: Bessie Kamarner Robins, Chava Kamarner, [unknown].
Back row: Anne Kamarner Grainer (?), [unknown].
The two unidentified women might be Florence and Gussie Kamarner. The unidentified boy might be their brother Abe. They are the children of Nutta Kamarner.
Notes
Reference to an "identification copy" on the original accession list, currently missing?
Physical Condition
Photo is torn and discoloured in the upper left hand corner.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4942
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4942
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured are Leo Singer, Rose Singer, Ettie Singer, Joshua Singer, Tillie Singer, Gerry Singer, Faye Singer, Monte Singer (grandson).
Name Access
Singer, Joshua
Singer, Leo
Signer, Rose
Singer, Ettie
Singer, Tillie
Singer, Gerry
Singer, Faye
Singer, Monte
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1987-2-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of six members of the Dorfman, Farb and Yallof families standing outdoors in Pontypool.
From left to right: Morris Dorfman; Goldie Dorfman; Nathan Farb; Fannie Yallof; Freda Farb; Harry Yallof.
Name Access
Dorfman, Morris
Dorfman, Goldie
Farb, Nathan
Yallof, Fannie
Farb, Freda
Yallof, Harry
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jack Schwartz was Sylvia Schwartz's uncle, and was married to Minnie Schwartz. Their daughter Jewell owned an art gallery in Yorkville for many years. Jack was in the fur business in Toronto.
Gerald Halbert was born in 1935 to Hyman and Faye Halbert in Toronto. He is the brother of Dr. Ralph Halbert and Mrs. Rhoda Brown (nee Halbert). Gerald's mother Faye was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin on her mother's side.
Gerald Halbert received his medical degree in 1960 from the University of Toronto. Around that time he became very involved in the Jewish community, first volunteering for the UJA in 1960 and then traveling to Israel on a UJA Young Leadership Mission in 1962. Inspired and awed by the country, his lifelong commitment to the community was solidified. Since that time he has held many volunteer leadership roles within the Toronto community, including: chair and/or co-chair for three UJA Federation Campaigns and President of United Israel Appeal of Canada and of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been active in the development of the Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of Toronto.
Outside of the Jewish community, he has helped to raise funds for and establish several research chairs at the University of Toronto and University Health Network and is a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Governors. He is a member of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, where he has volunteered significant time to a number of fundraising initiatives including the Spark of Life and Neurosurgery Chair Campaigns. He is also Board Champion for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Krembil Discovery Tower and Krembil Neuro Program.
In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his lifelong commitment and contributions to his community.
He was married in 1960 to Sandra ("Tootsie") (nee Sukerman) and they have two daughters: Wendy and Michelle.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait of members of the Schwartz's and Halbert's Families. From left: unknown woman, unknown man, Jack Schwartz, Minnie Schwartz, unknown woman, unknown man, unknown man,and Gerrald Halbert.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Pidyon Ha'Ben Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 13 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Jill Shleser (now Gillian Gillison) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jan (nee Shleser) Simonsky and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz.
Gillian is an Associate Professor at Trinity College at the University of Toronto in the Theological Department, and has written several books and articles on the topics of the study of myth and ritual in non-literate societies, religion in the history of Anthropological theory, psychoanalysis, and peoples of Oceania.
Helen Shleser (nee Schwartz) was the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz, and the sister of the Fanny, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz. Helen married Dr. Isaac Shleser, a doctor of internal medicine, and had two daughters, Gillian and Jan.
Minnie Schwartz was married to Jack Schwartz (the brother to Joseph Schwartz and Uncle of Sylvia Schwartz), and had one daughter, Jewell SChwartz.
Jewell Schwartz was the daughter of Jack and Minnie Schwartz, and was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin. In 1955, Jewell opened an upscale craft retail store called Trade Winds at 150 Bloor Street West. In 1963 she relocated the store to 138 Cumberland Street in Yorkville, due to the previous building being torn down. Trade Winds remained at this location until her retirement in 1984. Jewell was known to take courses in the construction of the wares she sold, such as jewelry and pottery to have a better idea of the materials she was selling.
Jewell has donated several works of Inuit art to the University of Toronto Art Centre's permanent collection.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait of front row (left to right): Jan Shleser (seated on Minnie Schwartz) and Jil Shleser. Middle row: Unknown woman (arm is showing) and Minnie Schwartz. Back row (left to right): Unknown man, Jewell Schwartz and unknown woman.
Notes
This item has no proofs. This item shares a negative with F80_s5-3_f2_i11.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 8, series 5 for more photographs and information about the Shleser and Schwartz families.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Constitution Committtee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-4
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between committee members for the amendments presented at the 40th national convention.
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 1259
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
1259
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
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Moishe Stern was visiting his father, Libel Shternshis in Poland at the time of this photograph.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Moishe Stern, along with six other men in Warsaw, Poland. Pictured from left to right are:
[unidentified], [unidentified], Mr. [Sam?] Nissenbaum, [unidentified], Moishe Stern, [unidentified].
Subjects
Men
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
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white photograph of Mr. Avromele Rosenblatt in Ostrovtze, Poland in 1919.
Notes
There is a corresponding negative for this photograph.
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
Poland
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
38
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : col. ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a typed letter concerning the state of a Jewish cemetery in Poland, written by Jack Gardner and addressed to a variety of Soviet officials.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1540A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1540A
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1914 and 1916]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Jack Zimmerman, a Yeshiva student, taken in Apte, Poland.
Name Access
Zimmerman, Jack
Subjects
Students
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
Poland
Accession Number
1978-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4486
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4486
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Esther Warshavsky of Warsaw, Poland.
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
Poland
Accession Number
1980-1-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4487
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4487
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Pearl Warshavsky of Warsaw, Poland.
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
Poland
Accession Number
1980-1-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
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