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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
153
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports documenting Christian--Jewish dialogue.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters.
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
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 367
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
367
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1087
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
1087
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1149
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
1149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Lutheran Church (Canada)
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 247
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
247
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings related to beliefs of the United Church leadership, in particular Dr. A. C. Forrest, that many in the Jewish community judged to be antisemitic.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 248
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
248
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings documenting the court case between B'nai Brith Canada and Dr. A.C. Forrest, the General Council of the United Church of Canada and United Church Publishing House. B'nai Brith launched the case in response to the United Church's publication of an article entitled, "How Zionists Manipulate Your News".
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Forest, Dr. A. C.
United Church of Canada. General Council
United Church Publishing House
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 250
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
250
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and briefs regarding publications and statements of the United Church of Canada that many in the Jewish community judged to be antisemitic.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 251
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
251
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967, 1973-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and briefs regarding publications and statements of the United Church of Canada that many in the Jewish community judged to be antisemitic.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 252
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
252
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and briefs regarding publications and statements of the United Church of Canada that many in the Jewish community judged to be antisemitic.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
61
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of general correspondence, a notice of a meeting of Christians and Jews held at B'Nai Israel Beth David Synagogue and a list of participants, a press release announcing Rev. Gustafson's visit to Canada in 1971, correspondence regarding a screening of the film "His Land", biographic information and an itinerary of travel plans for a tour of Canada.
Name Access
Gustafon, Roy W., 1914-2002
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 211
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
211
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the text of a sermon delivered on March 20, 1964 - "The Deputy - Reflections on the Christian Jewish dialogue," correspondence and memoranda.
Name Access
Plaut, W. Gunther, 1912-2012
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
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 535
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
535
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 545
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
545
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish Communities sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding Jewish related issues in Ottawa. Issues examined include government funding for Jewish Day Schools and Christian-Jewish Relations.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Education
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
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
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from and/or about Rev. Silcox regarding Christian-Jewish relations, antisemitism, and other matters of common interest.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Silcox, Claris Edwin, 1888-
Subjects
Antisemitism
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Notices sub-series
Special Sub-Committee Minutes sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
4 Feb. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes of the special committee on relations with the United Church.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
United Church of Canada--Relations--Judaism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 246
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
246
Material Format
textual record
Date
Dec.1969-Dec.1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings related to beliefs of the United Church leadership, in particular Dr. A. C. Forrest, that many in the Jewish community judged to be antisemitic.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Forest, Rev. A. C.
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
United Church of Canada--Relations--Judaism
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
152
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports about the Catholic Church and its views on Judaism and Israel.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Catholic Church
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and information related to a Christian-Jewish Colloquium
Subjects
Antisemitism
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
98
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the United Church Observer, and letters and documents regarding the Church's relations with the Jewish community and Israel.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
United Church of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
United Church of Canada--Periodicals
United Church of Canada--Relations--Judaism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 249
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
249
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a transcript of a sermon delivered by Father Gregory Baum at the Eglinton United Church, in which he discusses the March issue of the United Church Observer in relation to the depth of "anti-Jewish ideology . . . in the Christian imagination." (Father Baum's sermon is critical of Observer editor Dr. A. C. Forrest.)
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Baum, Gregory, 1923-
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Sermons
United Church of Canada--Periodicals
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Oct. 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the CJC and the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada regarding antisemitic material received by the Baha'is.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Canada
Subjects
Judaism--Relations--Bahai Faith
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 117
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding Jews For Jesus, including concern over their activities outside the Skydome in Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Jews for Jesus
Subjects
Jewish Christians
Messianic Judaism
Mission to Jews
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Pamphlets series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 51; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Pamphlets series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
51
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1938?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a pamphlet documenting an address delivered over the Columbia Broadcasting System under the auspices of The Council Against Intolerance in America. The presentation was made by Rev. Dr. Maurice S. Sheehy, Head of the Department of Religious Education at the Catholic University of America and reprinted by the Canadian Conference of Christians and Jews. The address delves into the history of antisemitism and a call for action to denounce antisemitism.
Name Access
Catholic University of America
Subjects
Antisemitism
Catholic Church--Relations--Judaism
Papacy
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and one copy of the article "Christian Teaching and Anti-Semitism" by James Brown.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Brown, James
Subjects
Christianity and antisemitism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
150
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding Rev. A.U. Michelson, a California radio Hebrew Christian missionary who was accused of financial fraud.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Michelson, A. U.
Subjects
Jewish Christians
Places
California
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 244
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
244
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a note regarding antisemitic speeches at a Ukrainian church
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Christianity and antisemitism
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Harvey Brownstone and Howard Levine
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
18 Oct. 2019
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Harvey Brownstone and Howard Levine
Number
OH 451
Subject
AIDS (Disease)
Homophobia
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Same-sex marriage
Sexual minorities
Social movements
Synagogues
Interview Date
18 Oct. 2019
Interviewer
Michael Friesen
Total Running Time
1 hr. 18 min.
Notes
Associated material: Records of Chutzpah are located in the ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives.
General note: The OJA has a copy of Harvey Brownstone's article "I Now Pronounce You Wife and Wife," which was originally published in the fall 2014 edition of Reform Judaism Magazine. The article mentions Chutzpah and may be of interest to researchers.
Use Restrictions
See administrative notes.
Biography
Harvey Brownstone was born on 24 July 1956 in Paris, France and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. His father was a social worker who worked at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre for thirty-five years and was director for twenty-one years (from 1967–1988). Brownstone obtained his LLB degree from Queen's University and was appointed a provincial judge with the Ontario Court of Justice in 1995. He was the first openly gay judge appointed in Canada. He resides in Toronto.
Howard Levine was born in Toronto on 29 June 1947. He earned his bachelor of arts (political science with urban planning) from the University of Waterloo and his master in environmental studies (urban planning and public transportation) from York University. From 1973 to 1975, he worked as a consultant with Peat, Marwick and Partners. From 1976 to 1982, he worked as an area and general planner with the City of Toronto's Planning and Development Department. From 1982 to 1988, he was sole proprietor of HJL Consulting. From 1988 to 1994, he served as councillor for Ward 14. After serving his second term as city councillor, Levine returned to HJL Consulting.
Material Format
moving images
Language
English
Name Access
Bolton, Elizabeth
Brownstone, Harvey, 1956-
Canadian Jewish Congress
Canadian Jewish News
Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Casey House (Toronto, Ont.)
Cecil Community Centre (Toronto, Ont.)
Church of the Holy Trinity (Toronto, Ont.)
Chutzpah (Toronto, Ont.)
Congregation B'nai Kehillah of Toronto
Eggleton, Art, 1943-
Farber, Bernie
Hamilton JCC
Hawkes, Brent, 1950-
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Keshet Shalom (Toronto, Ont.)
Levine, Howard, 1947-
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Primrose Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)
Robinson, Svend, 1952-
Royal Ontario Museum
Slater, Ruth
Temple Emanu-El (Toronto, Ont.)
World Congress of Gay & Lesbian Jewish Organizations
York University (Toronto, Ont.)
Geographic Access
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Kingston (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Waterloo (Ont.)
Original Format
Digital file
Transcript
0:00.20 Harvey Brownstone and Howard Levine introduce themselves.
0:00:27 Harvey discusses what it was like coming of age as a gay Jewish man in Ontario. Harvey grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, where his father was the director of the Hamilton JCC. His mother had a French-imported ladies' wear store. After coming out to his parents in the 1970s, he moved to Kingston, Ontario, where he attended Queen's University.
0:03:13 Howard discusses how his experience was different. He was born and raised in downtown Toronto. His father died when he was a teenager; his mother got sick soon after. As a result, Harvey was largely on his own. He went off to Waterloo for university and then York for graduate school. It's around that time he came to terms with who he was.
0:05:05 Howard discusses a gay Jewish group, B'nai Kehillah, that existed before Chutzpah. It met at the Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican church in Toronto.
0:06:19 Harvey and Howard discuss what Chutzpah was, when it started, and how they became involved.
0:09:40 Harvey discusses a trip Chutzpah took to the Royal Ontario Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were being exhibited. It was on this trip that Harvey "really met" Howard.
0:10:10 Harvey discusses how he and Howard came to the conclusion that Chutzpah could be more than "just a place to meet."
0:11:11 Harvey discusses the impact the AIDS epidemic had on Chutzpah's focus. Harvey explains that after American Actor Rock Hudson's death, AIDS was front page news in big cities like Toronto.
0:12:03 Harvey discusses the decision to have Friday night Oneg Shabbats in the late 1980s. Initially, these were held at the Cecil Community Centre on Cecil Street in Toronto. Howard used his position as city councillor to make this happen.
0:13:14 Harvey discusses why the Cecil Community Centre was not an ideal location for the group's services. Howard, therefore, approached the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and got the group a room for Friday nights.
0:14:52 Harvey discusses Chutzpah’s decision to join the World Congress of Gay & Lesbian Jewish Organization (today, World Congress of GLBT Jews).
0:15:40 Harvey discusses the group's decision to attend a World Congress of Gay & Lesbian Jewish Organizations conference in Amsterdam.
0:17:40 Harvey relates an event hosted by the then mayor of Amsterdam, in which the mayor laid a wreath with a pink triangle to honour gay victims of the Holocaust. Harvey and Howard discuss being moved by this.
0:18:50 Harvey mentions some of the things that came out of the Amsterdam conference.
0:20:05 Harvey and Howard discuss Chutzpah's decision to host a conference in Toronto. The conference, which took place in 1990, was held at the Primrose Hotel.
0:23:16 Harvey and Howard discuss the decision to invite Svend Robinson, Canada's first openly-gay member of parliament, to speak at the conference.
0:23:38 Howard interjects to explain that he was never "out" while on city council. Despite this, he "did a number of things," including getting benefits for same-sex couples and proclaiming Pride Day in Toronto. Howard notes that Art Eggleton, Toronto's mayor at the time, was opposed to proclaiming Pride Day.
0:24:37 Harvey and Howard discuss the Toronto conference some more. Harvey discusses a group of five women cantors who performed at the banquet. The group included Elizabeth Bolton, a cantor at Temple Emanu-El, and Ruth Slater, a cantor at Temple Anshe Sholom.
0:26:50 Harvey and Howard discuss the lack of press coverage for the conference. An exception was the Canadian Jewish News.
0:28:30 Harvey and Howard discuss some of Chutzpah's other initiatives: having a booth at Pride, selling corned beef sandwiches to raise money, and selling rainbow yarmulkes. The group also marched in Pride with a banner.
0:28:56 Harvey discusses Chutzpah's support for Pflag (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). He notes that many gay Jews found the most traumatic part of coming out to be the issue of the parents.
0:29:48 Harvey and Howard discuss the mainstream Jewish community's response to the AIDS crisis. Howard says it was in denial. He also discusses his involvement with the Canadian Jewish Congress' Community Relations Committee and Bernie Farber inviting him to join the committee.
0:31:15 Howard discusses how things have changed. He says Chutzpah dissolved because it wasn't needed anymore.
0:32:55 Harvey expands on Howard's point that there was no more need for Chutzpah.
0:33:30 Harvey and Howard clarify Chutzpah's timeline: Harvey joined the group in the mid-1980s. It lasted until the mid-1990s. At that point, it transformed into Keshet Shalom. That group became defunct in the early 2000s. That's when Howard donated his records to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (now the ArQuives).
0:34:14 Harvey and Howard discuss how they never agreed that Chutzpah should have become Keshet Shalom (a congregation). They discuss their reasons for not wanting to be a congregation.
0:35:43 Harvey and Howard discuss how many members Chutzpah had at its peak.
0:36:11 Harvey and Howard discuss Chutzpah's relationship with the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto and Brent Hawkes, one of the church's pastors. They also discuss an unnamed member of the church, a reverend, who identified as both Jewish and Christian and who attended several of Chutzpah's Friday night services.
0:39:28 Harvey and Howard discuss the lack of antisemitism they encountered in non-Jewish gay and lesbian communities.
0:40:28 Harvey and Howard discuss the presence (or lack thereof) of Chutzpah ads in the Jewish press. They note that the Canadian Jewish News did cover the Toronto conference.
0:41:59 Harvey and Howard discuss issues facing the Jewish LGBT community in 2019. Harvey mentions the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) community as one area of concern. He also discusses elevated rates of suicide among gay youth.
0:45:56 Howard discusses the isolation of gay and lesbian Hasids.
0:46:22 Howard discusses the viewpoint of Toronto's established Jewish community today.
0:47:34 Harvey and Howard share their final thoughts.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
73
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Temple Har Zion
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-11-2
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
71 audio cassettes
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 71 cassette tapes that belonged to Cantor Harold Klein.
Administrative History
Cantor Harold Klein was born in Borough Park, Brooklyn in 1929. The child of eastern European immigrants, Klein was the second of three sons. When he was four, the family moved to Williamsburg. It was there that he attended yeshiva.
As a child, Klein was inspired by Rabbi Levi Greenwald, Rabbi Dovid Rabinowitz, and Earl Spero to pursue his vocation as a cantor. He studied with Cantor Noah Schall and [Frederick?] Pugel. In a 1984 interview with author Mark Slobin, Klein credited both with his later success.
In the course of his career, Klein sung for several congregations. The first was Sutton Place Synagogue, aka the U.N. Synagogue, where he introduced congregational singing. In 1968, he moved to Toronto and became cantor at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue. After several years at Beth Emeth, he went to Shaarei Shomayim, where he sung for many years.
In addition to regular singing, Klein occupied a number of important posts within the cantorial community. In the 1970s, he was elected to the executive council of the Cantors Assembly of America. At the time he was elected, Klein was serving as the president of the Toronto Council of Hazzanim.
Klein was also a published author. After a friend encouraged him to write a songbook, he formed Mydas Music Company, which published his Let's Sing and Daven songbook in 1985. The songbook, which was accompanied by a ninety-minute cassette of Klein singing to piano accompaniment, won praise from a number of cantors. A sequel, Let's Sing and Celebrate,was released in 1987.
In 1988, the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary inducted Klein as one of its honourary fellows.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Klein, Harold
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Date
1930--1969
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cantor Nathan Stolnitz, his interests, and the organizations he was involved in. Included are clippings, bulletins, letters, minutes, and promotional materials for a variety of events and organizations.
Administrative History
Cantor Nathan Stolnitz was born in Vilna. He settled in Toronto in 1926. He founded the Ontario Cantors Association and was involved with Yivo, the Canada Jewish Congress, and Toronto's Jewish Public Library. He was also an author. Cantor Stolnitz died on 11 March 1969 while vacationing in Miami Beach. He was seventy-seven.
MG_RG
MG 6 C
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Stolnitz, Nathan
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-2-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1974
Scope and Content
Accession consists of programs for music concerts in Toronto including a childrens' Yiddish concert at Farband Folk Shule (1928), the Toronto Centennial Public and High School Concert (1934), the Jewish National Choir "Hazamir" (1939-1941), Hashomer Hatzair Ninth Annual Concert (1940), The Toronto Star Good Music Concert (1955) and a concert at Beth Tikvah Synagogue (1974). There is a newspaper clipping about a choir concert at Beth Sholom Synagogue (1950). Also included are pages from a book which display cameo photos of teachers at Peretz School, and the Toronto Arbeiter Ring Workmen's Circle School and Camp Committees (1927-1928). This material was collected by Cantor Louis Danto of Toronto.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Danto, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-003
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-003
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1970-1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the Orthodox Jewish Community Council, Toronto. Included are a description of the organization's mandate, correspondence, materials from a conference, and a memo.
MG_RG
MG3 A7
Subjects
Orthodox Judaism
Name Access
Orthodox Jewish Community Council (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-9
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 17 cm
Date
[between 1912 and 1916]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one original photograph of Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky wearing a top hat. The writing on the photograph reads: Bernhard Wladowsky, Obercantor, Der -- Goal -- Zedek -- Gemeinde, 42 Boldwin (sic) Street, Toronto Canada.
Custodial History
This item was left on top of one of the exhibit display cases on the fourth floor of the Lipa Green building. There is no information on the original owner of the item.
Descriptive Notes
This item is the same image as photo 985.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Name Access
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2524
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2524
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Crystal Beach is approximately ten kilometres from Kirkland Lake. It was a popular summer destination for Jewish residents in the area.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of a group of children from Kirkland Lake with their cantor, Mr. Rabin, at Crystal Beach, Ontario. The photograph depicts the assembled group in front of a log house on the beach. Standing on the far right is David Duke.
Name Access
Duke, David
Rabin, Mr.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Cantor Linder, standing in front of the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario.
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Israel (Timmins, Ont.)
Linder, Cantor
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960, 1972-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of board meeting minutes (May 1974), a slate of officers list (1974-1976), directories, programmes, and invitations.
Subjects
Conservative Judaism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a flyer for the Hazzanim in Recital event held at Temple Sinai Synagogue on Wednesday, June 11, 1986.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Toronto Council of Hazzanim
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-[1951?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Nioma Waldman and Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky regarding Kusevitsky's performances in 1950 and 1951.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of tickets, invoices, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, and correspondence related to Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky's performances in 1950, 1951, and 1952.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a ledger for the Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky concerts.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of posters and tickets for the Cantor Jacob Goldstein leading services.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Harry Harris.
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Cantor Rubien (Reuben) Schwebel was a well-known cantor in Toronto. Most notably, he became the cantor of the Anshei Minsk Synagogue in Kensington Market in 1949, and led the congregation in Shabbat and holiday services for over fifty years.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Cantor Rubien Schwebel.
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Schwebel, Rubien
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
193 1/2 Baldwin Street
Source
Landmarks

Nesker & Co., Wholesale and Retail Produce was owned and operated by Joe Nesker and his wife Bella.
Address
193 1/2 Baldwin Street
Time Period
1920-
Scope Note
Nesker & Co., Wholesale and Retail Produce was owned and operated by Joe Nesker and his wife Bella.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Address
332 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Walerstein's ice cream parlour was owned by Abraham Walerstein, who was originally from Hamilton, Ontario. He opened it in 1917 and it became a hang out for Social Democrats.
Address
332 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1917-unknown
Scope Note
Walerstein's ice cream parlour was owned by Abraham Walerstein, who was originally from Hamilton, Ontario. He opened it in 1917 and it became a hang out for Social Democrats.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Address
399 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

N. Hoffman Grocery was owned and operated by Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka. They first owned a grocery store at 339 Centre Avenue in St. John's Ward. In 1915, they moved their store to Spadina Ave.
Address
399 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1915-
Scope Note
N. Hoffman Grocery was owned and operated by Nathan (Nahum) Hoffman and his wife Rivka. They first owned a grocery store at 339 Centre Avenue in St. John's Ward. In 1915, they moved their store to Spadina Ave.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Address
175 Baldwin Street
Source
Landmarks

The Perlmutar Bakery was opened in 1911 by Arrin Perlmutar who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine by way of London, England. He opened the bakery on the main floor of his home while his family of seven lived upstairs. The bakery had a wood-burning brick oven until the 1960s, when the city forced them to convert to electric.
Address
175 Baldwin Street
Time Period
1911-1974
Scope Note
The Perlmutar Bakery was opened in 1911 by Arrin Perlmutar who had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine by way of London, England. He opened the bakery on the main floor of his home while his family of seven lived upstairs. The bakery had a wood-burning brick oven until the 1960s, when the city forced them to convert to electric.
History
The bakery was best known for their onion buns and rye bread. Electric mixers were used for cakes and bread but almost every other step was done by hand. Bread baking was started by 10:00 pm so that there would be fresh bread to deliver in the morning. The bakery closed in 1974.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
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