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Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Dedication of the Reuben Brown Dental Clinic file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 9; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Dedication of the Reuben Brown Dental Clinic file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
9
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Sept. 1971
Physical Description
1 photograph (contact sheet) : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the late Dr. Reuben Brown's family at the Dental Clinic's dedication ceremony. Dr. Brown's wife is seen standing in the centre with her sons Ralph (on her right) and Allan (on her left), and her grandchildren and daughter-in-laws.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 10; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
10
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a case summary and the minutes of a meeting of the Psychology Clinic for the Liaison Project.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 14; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
14
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
12 Mar. 1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one proposal for a health or nutrition clinic for the JFWB.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Reuben Fenwick was born on 15 March 1925, to Sam and Dora Fenik. He had four brothers: Joseph, Martin, Carl and Earl. In 1952, he married his wife, Florence, and had five children: Gordon, Karen (Unterman), Paul, Stanley, and Joel. He was the founder and president of Fenwick Automotive Products, a manufacturing company founded in 1949. He was instrumental in developing the family-owned organization into one of North America's leading remanufacturers, with a production facility employing 800 people in Toronto, as well as six Canadian satellite warehouses and one in the United States. As a philanthropist, he supported over forty charities, including Baycrest Hospital and the Starlight Foundation.
He was a founding member of Beth Torah Congregation in Toronto. Fenwick died on 17 March 2004, at the age of 79.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Reuben Fenwick.
Subjects
Businesspeople
Philanthropists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Brown, A.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, A.
Page Number
302
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to the dedication ceremonies of the new Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue on Glengrove Ave. West.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 764
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
764
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Rabbi Reuben Slonim. The photo appear to have been copied from a newspaper or some other sort of print publication.
Notes
This photograph is identical to photo #747.
Acquired June 1976.
Name Access
Slonim, Rabbi Reuben
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 747
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
747
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Rabbi Reuben Slonim.
Notes
This photograph is identical to photo #764.
Acquired June 1976.
Name Access
Slonim, Rabbi Reuben
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
105
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper articles and letters written by Rabbi Slonim
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a correspondence between Katz and Dr. Gafni, Vice-President of the Theological College of New Yishuv in Palestine, 1133 Broadway, New York City.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Slonim was born on 27 February 1914. He was married to Rita Short and they had one daughter named Rena. He was a rabbi and a journalist working for the McCaul St. Synagogue, Beth Tzedec and the Telegram in Toronto. Rabbi Slonim held positions at several other institutions outside of Canada. He also belonged to many Jewish organizations and was active within the community.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Rabbi Reuben Slonim giving a speech at the 1956 Negev dinner.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Slonim, Rabbi Reuben
Short, Rita
Jewish National Fund
McCaul Street Synagogue
The Telegram
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 14; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Special projects and studies series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
14
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's provision and study of birth control programs. Included is correspondence, a report on the Social Factors to be Considered in the Establishment of a Birth Control Clinic, excerpts from Criminal Code legislation, birth rate statistics, and reports on sterilization and birth control in Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one portrait photograph of Dorothy Brown, who was the children's department supervisor at the Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-5-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-14
Material Format
architectural drawing
Physical Description
1 drawing : pencil ; 46 x 43 cm
Date
[ca. 1911]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a demonstration drawing by architect Benjamin Brown of a synagogue, that bears some resemblance to a later design proposal for Beth Jacob Synagogue. The drawing is of the synagogue's facade. This drawing was likely done when Brown was a student at the University of Toronto, School of Practical Science.
Custodial History
This drawing was part of the larger Benjamin Brown collection, but was not part of the original donation in 1987. It was framed and hanging in Jay Levine's office for many years.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
25 photographs : col., sepia and b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
1 crayon enlargment portrait : col. ; 12 x 19 cm
Date
1925-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a colour crayon enlargement portrait of Bessie and Joseph Brown, "A Tribute to Bessie Brown" photograph album (Beth Jacob Synagogue and Sisterhood, Kitchener Ontario, 1976), photographs of Joseph, Bessie and Phillip Brown and [Beth Jacob Congregation's Sisterhood?] in 1964, a certificate of service and affiliaton at Beth Jacob for Bessie Brown, and newsletters from Beth Jacob and Beth Tikvah in Montreal (1980-2004).
Custodial History
Materials were donated by Cantor Avraham Fisher, who served at Beth Jacob from 1985-1994 and was a friend of the Brown family.
Administrative History
Bessie and Joesph Brown lived in Kitchener, Ontario. They had two children: Harry (b. 1926-?) and Phillip (1930-1939).
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTE: Bessie, Joseph and Harry Brown appear in Beth Jacob membership lists in accession 2008-6-7
Subjects
Families
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Jacob Congregation (Kitchener, Ont.)
Brown, Bessie
Brown, Harry
Brown, Joseph
Brown, Phillip, 1930-1939
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-10
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
177 audio cassettes
Date
1973-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the diverse interests of Paul Brown. Included are: 177 audio recordings of various talks and events, most of which pertain to Judaism, the Holocaust, and Middle East politics and were held in Toronto. Speakers include Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel; New York Times best-selling author Rabbi Joseph Telushkin; former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yisrael Meir Lau; and conservative talk show host Dennis Prager as well many other rabbis and prominent Jewish figures.
Administrative History
Paul Brown (1942-) was born 30 January 1942 in Toronto. As a young student, he attended Hebrew day school on Brunswick Avenue followed by North Toronto College Institute. Later, Brown majored in Psychology at the University of Toronto. After completing his undergradudate studies, he enrolled in a Master of Education program in Guidance and Counselling offered by the Ontario Institute for Sutdies in Education (OISE). Brown taught for 30 years under the North York Board of Education (NYBE) and subsequently the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). He completed his formal teaching career with eight years at Bnei Akiva Schools. Brown is a member of Shaarei Shomayim and Beth Lida Forest Hill Synagogue.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Mr. Brown assigned numbers to some of the cassettes.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Israel
Religion
Name Access
Brown, Paul
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
19 cm of graphic material and textual records
Date
1931-1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Brown family. Included are: business records, clippings, correspondence, eulogies, notes, an issue of the L.I.F.E. Institute's L.i.f.e.lines newsletter, photographs, résumés and cover letters, school records, and vital statistics. A significant amount of the material documents the donor's father, Jack Brown, a community leader in Brantford, Ontario, and friend of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Of note are autographed pictures of Former Prime Ministers Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Jean Chrétien.
Administrative History
The son of Rose and William Brown, Jack Irving Brown was born in Toronto on January 4, 1926. His family moved to Brantford, Ontario when he was a boy. Upon graduating from high school, Jack went to work at his father's retail store. When he eventually bought the store, he renamed it Brown's of Brantford. In addition to running his business, Jack held leadership positions with the Beth David Congregation, Brant Liberal Association, and the Rotary Club of Brantford. Upon moving to Toronto, he became president of the L.I.F.E. Institute at Ryerson University.
Jack and Joy Brown (née Greenberg) had four children: Andrew, Marlene (1952-2007), Holli (b. 1954), and Harriette (b. 1958). Later in life, Jack and Joy separated. For the final years of his life, Jack's companion was Rheta Rhosen. Jack died on September 23, 1999.
Subjects
Families
Jewish businesspeople
Stores, Retail
Name Access
Brown (family)
Brown, Andrew, 1950-
Brown, Harriette, 1958-
Brown, Jack, 1926-1999
Brown, Rose
Brown, William
Chrétien, Jean, 1934-
Katzman, Marlene, 1952-2007
Trudeau, Pierre Elliott, 1919-2000
Verkade, Holli, 1954-
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Jeremeny Brown.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1977-8-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-30
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
2 artifacts
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
[190-]-[193-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Jewish National Fund charity box and a copy photograph of a funeral somewhere in Europe in the early 1900s. A photocopy of the information written in Yiddish on the back of the original photograph is included in the accession file.
Jewish National Fund charity box. -- 1 charity box : metal, blue and yellow ; 12.5 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm. -- Manufacturer: Gersonwerk (made in Germany). -- A blue metal charity box with a gold star of david on the center of the back. On the front, an old JNF logo with a star of david underneath it. Under the star of david is Hebrew that reads: Keren Kayemeth L'Israel. It is in poor condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 11.
Charity for Jerusalem charity box. -- 1 charity box : metal, orange and black ; 10 x 8.5 x 4 cm. -- Manufacturer: Knesseth Israel Inc. The box is in poor condition. It is rusted and scratched. Current location: PacArt, Box 11.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Brown, Andris
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Andris
Page Number
696
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Chas.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Chas.
Page Number
407
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Chas.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Chas.
Page Number
314
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, G.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, G.
Page Number
670
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, John
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, John
Page Number
789
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Louis
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Louis
Page Number
694
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Medical and Dental Auxiliary and Sinai's. In the back row, from left to right are: Mrs. (Lionel) Bea Marks, Dora Dworkin, and Mrs. (Ben) Jean Appleton. In the front row, from left to right are: Mrs. (David) Vera Eisen, Mrs. (Reuben) Ruth Brown, Mrs. Rosenberg, and Mrs. Rainer Kay. [Unidentified child kneeling on ground with dog].
Name Access
Appleton, Jean
Brown, Ruth
Eisen, Vera
Kay, Rainer
Marks, Bea
Rosenberg
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.
Accession Number
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains notices, promotional material and correspondence related to the Alpha Omega Dentist Fraternity's efforts to mobilize on behalf of Soviet Jews in conjunction with efforts by The Medical Mobilization for Soviet Jewry based out of Massachusetts, U.S.A.. The collected materials pertain to a meeting of Alpha Omega members in Toronto in December 1980.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph, taken November 12, 1943, of people standing outside a mobile blood donor clinic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Personnel Study sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 13-2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Personnel Study sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
13-2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the report segment concerning the Federation Health Clinic. This is part 8 of 10 of the report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of City of Toronto Council members visiting Phil Givens in the recovery room at a blood donor clinic. Identified is (left to right): Donald Summerville, Nathan Phillips, William Allen, William Dennison, and Phil Givens (lying down). The phrase "I bet you didn't think I could snap it off?" is written underneath the image.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
340 College Street
Source
Landmarks

The Raxlen brothers were born in Toronto in Cabbagetown, where their father operated a grocery store. The four brothers included Saul, Benjamin, Alexander and Sam. All of the brothers graduated in medicine during the 1930s, except for Sam, who became a dentist. Together, they opened up the Raxlen Clinic in 1937, which was located on Carleton Street.
Address
340 College Street
Time Period
1953-1978
Scope Note
The Raxlen brothers were born in Toronto in Cabbagetown, where their father operated a grocery store. The four brothers included Saul, Benjamin, Alexander and Sam. All of the brothers graduated in medicine during the 1930s, except for Sam, who became a dentist. Together, they opened up the Raxlen Clinic in 1937, which was located on Carleton Street.
History
In 1953, the brothers opened their own private hospital, Doctors Hospital, which was located at 320-340 College Street at Brunswick Avenue. The brothers modernized and expanded the facility so that it could accommodate up to 168 beds by 1955. It soon became the largest privately-held non-profit hospital in North America. By the time the brothers sold it during the late 1970s, it had 554 full-time staff and 500 hospital beds.
Category
Organization
Medical
Source
Landmarks
Passenger Names
Levy, Reuben, David, Becky
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levy, Reuben, David, Becky
Page Number
258
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 101
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
101
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains an invitation to the dedication ceremonies for the northern branch mural commemorating the murder of the eleven Israeli Olympic Athletes, painted by Aba Bayefsky.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 audio reels (ca. 60 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec.
Scope and Content
File consists of the programmes and order of services for the dedication of the Adas Israel synagogue as well as the speech given by Max Hoffman. In addition, the file contains lists of the dedication book advertisers and prospective members as well as audio recordings of the ceremony.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
8
Material Format
textual record
moving images
sound recording
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Leo Jung of the Jewish Center in New York City was the guest speaker.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the dedication ceremonies of the Clanton Park Synagogue. Included are invitations, a programme and souvenir book, and audio-visual recordings of the event. Also included are the order of services and speeches that were delivered at the dedication ceremony and dinner.
Notes
Includes 3 cassette tapes, 3 audio reels, 2 film reels, 1 videocassette.
Name Access
Jung, Leo, Rabbi
Physical Condition
Audio-visual records require digitization. The VHS and audiocassettes are copies of the sound and film reels.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the North YM-YWHA's Dedication Week. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets, a press release and the agenda for the Dedication Week ceremony.
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 742
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
742
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
49
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-1949
Physical Description
ca. 1500 architectural and technical drawings
6 photographs : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm or smaller
16 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Brown (ca. 1888-1974) was the first practicing Jewish architect in Toronto. Born in what is now Lithuania, he arrived in Toronto at an early age and soon after, quit school to take a job in a garment manufacturing factory to help out his impoverished family. Not finding this career to his liking, Brown enrolled in the Ontario School of Art and Design with the intention of becoming an artist. When this profession proved financially unfeasible, Brown decided to pursue a career in architecture. After completing his high school equivalency, he enrolled in the University of Toronto architectural program, graduating in 1913. Soon after, Brown opened up a practice with fellow architect Robert McConnell, which lasted until the early 1920s. After the partnership ended, Brown set up an independent practice, which he maintained until his retirement in 1955.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents Brown’s design work and renovations of existing buildings through his original drawings, renderings, and building blueprints. The fonds consists of approximately 1500 drawings that are organized into about 150 projects. These projects include single-family residences, apartment buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as synagogue and other community buildings. Many of Brown's buildings were designed in the Art Deco style, with some containing Georgian, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Tudor and Romanesque elements.
Brown's most important commissions include the Beth Jacob Synagogue located on Henry Street, which was one the largest synagogues in Toronto, and the Balfour Building, an office tower built in the Art Deco style. The designs of Mendel Granatstein’s mansion, which contained a retractable roof for Sukkoth, and a colour sketch of the Primrose Club, which is currently the University of Toronto Faculty Club, may also be of interest to researchers. The fonds also includes some of Brown's files containing articles and illustrations from architecture and design journals of the early twentieth century, which he used as a resource to assist him with his work.
Fonds includes six photographs, one of the Balfour Building, one of Cumberland Hall, and four of Brown as a young man.
Notes
Architectural plans of a lead mine in Burnt River Ontario have been sent to the Kawartha Lakes Archives.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Subjects
Architects
Creator
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Accession Number
1975
1987-9-3
1989-10-6
2004-5-109
2004-5-139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of Benjamin Brown (aged about twelve) with his father Meyer, mother Tema, brothers Manny and Peter and sister Sophie. The photograph was taken in Toronto in 1902.
Notes
One image is a photocopy. See image of photocopy for identification information of Brown and his 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.
Related Material
See photo #1709.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Level
File
Fonds
95
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a speech written by Dr. Brown on the occasion of his son Paul's engagement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1709
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1709
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Brown family lived on Kew Beach Ave.
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, seated left to right are: Meyer Brown (insurance agent and secretary of McCaul St. Shul); Manny Brown; Sophie Brown; Tema Brown.
Standing left to right: Peter Brown; Benjamin Brown (first Jewish architect and ladies designer for T. Eaton Co.).
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Brown family
Brown, Meyer
Brown, Tema
Brown, Peter
McCaul St. Synagogue
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.
Related Material
See fonds 49, item 1.
Places
Kew Beach Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-7
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
Passenger Names
Brown, Hedwig Mrs.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Brown, Hedwig Mrs.
Page Number
795
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Northern Brown Bank,
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Northern Brown Bank,
Page Number
345
Comments
Note re security deposit.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 109
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
109
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
15 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records and graphic material documenting the dedication ceremonies of the northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. on Bathurst Street. The textual records include invitations, publicity booklets, correspondence, meeting minutes of the Executive Committee, speeches and ceremony itineraries. The photographs are of several individuals from the executive, the northern building fund campaign, or invited dignitaries speaking at the podium, and a few crowd shots.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Moshe Kussevitsky, a prominent cantor, officiated at the dedication and Rabbi Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University, was the guest speaker at the dedication dinner.
Scope and Content
File contains brochures publicizing the dedication of Adas Israel synagogue and invitations to the ceremonies as well as newspaper articles relating to the upcoming dedication events.
Name Access
Cantor Moshe Kussevitsky
Belkin, Rabbi Samuel
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
33 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the Clanton Park synagogue dedication ceremony and dinner. The bulk of the images are of the head table and speakers delivering speeches. Identified in the photographs is: Sol Edell, Dolly Edell, Sandor Hofstedter, Dr. N. W. Shaul, and Mrs. Fine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1959
Physical Description
3 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during the dedication of a new Torah at an unknown synagogue. The images depict Mr. K. Silverstein holding the Torah, standing on the Bimah reciting a prayer, and standing with the cantor and other synagogue members.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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