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Accession Number
2004-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-2-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
Date
1958-1984
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the minute book of Congregation Anshe Minsk with entries written in Yiddish.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: Yiddish
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 1; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Quebec synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
1
File
19
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
28 photographs : col. slides, (2) b&w prints ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Subjects
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.
Physical Condition
One photograph is discoloured yellow due to damaged emulsion layer.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
45
Material Format
object
Date
nd
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
151 Palmerston Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Congregation Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard was established in 1914 and services were first held in a house. In 1924, a building was erected at 151 Palmerston Ave. It was one of the first congregations built west of Spadina Ave. It was a thriving shul until the community began to move North in the 1950s. They decided to close their doors in 1978 and the building was subsequently destroyed the following year.
Address
151 Palmerston Avenue
Time Period
1914-1978
Scope Note
Congregation Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard was established in 1914 and services were first held in a house. In 1924, a building was erected at 151 Palmerston Ave. It was one of the first congregations built west of Spadina Ave. It was a thriving shul until the community began to move North in the 1950s. They decided to close their doors in 1978 and the building was subsequently destroyed the following year.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
52
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
21 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints and negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Name Access
Beth Lida Forest Hill Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
15 Jan. 1954
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one card advertising services at the Anshei Ostrovtzer at Cecil Street and Spadina Avenue. Cantor Jacob Goldstein is featured on the card.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The item was found amongst a number of "orphaned" items. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
Fonds
22
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Beth Lida Synagogue is located at 22 Gilgorm Road. It is also know as the Forest Hill Synagogue.
Name Access
Beth Lida Forest Hill Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Gilgorm Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
62
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Beth Lida Synagogue is located at 22 Gilgorm Road. It is also known as the Forest Hill Synagogue.
Name Access
Beth Lida Forest Hill Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Gilgorm Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
73 photographs : col. slides, b&w and (1) col. print, (16) b&w negative ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. slide, b&w prints, b&w negative ; 25 x 19 cm or smaller
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1988-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-5-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1912
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Constitution of the Beth Israel Men of Minsk (Congregation Anshei Minsk) in the form of a small booklet. Material is in Yiddish and English.
Administrative History
The booklet belonged to Joshua Meslin, the grandfather of the donor. Joshua was a member of the congregation from its inception and its Shames for forty-two years. It was printed by the Royal Printing Company owned by Benjamin Meslin, Joshua's son.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-5-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
33 photographs : col. (tif)
Date
Sept. 1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the procession in honour of the amalgamation of the Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue and the Anshei Libavitch Synagogue. The procession started at the home of David Malkin at Bathurst and Wilson and proceeded down Bathurst Street. Identified in the photographs are: David Malkin, Abe Cohen, Alvin Malkin, Lewis Baumander, Marlee Petroff, Melody Brocklesby, Maurice Brenner, Rob Cooper, Farley Cohen, Harold Baumander, Marvin Allen, Lauryl Sandler, Stephen Cohen, and Michael Malkin.
Custodial History
Photographs were in the possession of Naomi Cooper, daughter of Abe Cohen and granddaughter of David Malkin, members of Anshei Libavitch in downtown Toronto.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Malkin, David
Cohen, Abe
Malkin, Alvin
Baumander, Lewis
Petroff, Marlee
Brocklesby, Melody
Brenner, Maurice
Cooper, Rob
Cohen, Farley
Baumander, Harold
Allen, Marvin
Sandler, Lauryl
Cohen, Stephen
Malkin, Michael
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Anshei Libavitch Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
91 Denison Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Anshei Libavitch Synagogue was formed around 1905 and was first located on Centre Ave in the St. John's Ward. It later moved to Denison Ave where it remained until its merger with Shaarei Tefillah on Bathurst Street in 1976.
Address
91 Denison Avenue
Time Period
1905-1976
Scope Note
The Anshei Libavitch Synagogue was formed around 1905 and was first located on Centre Ave in the St. John's Ward. It later moved to Denison Ave where it remained until its merger with Shaarei Tefillah on Bathurst Street in 1976.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
20 Brunswick Avenue
Source
Landmarks
Address
20 Brunswick Avenue
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
58 Cecil Street
Source
Landmarks

This building was originally a church, built in 1981. The Ostrovtzer Society (a group of new immigrants from Ostrowiec, Poland bought the church in 1924. They changed the steeple to a dome. The synaogogue was known to have the best acoustics for cantors and many visiting cantors sang there.
Address
58 Cecil Street
Time Period
1924-1966
Scope Note
This building was originally a church, built in 1981. The Ostrovtzer Society (a group of new immigrants from Ostrowiec, Poland bought the church in 1924. They changed the steeple to a dome. The synaogogue was known to have the best acoustics for cantors and many visiting cantors sang there.
History
The building was sold 1966 and is currently used as a community centre for the Chinese community. The founders plaques and a chandelier with stars of David are still in place. The upper floor Ladies gallery was converted to office space and a library.
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
2006-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3 m. of textual records and other material
Date
1973-2005
Scope and Content
The records in this accession consist of early minutes of the Executive Committee, high holiday sermons, sidureem (booklets) that were produced by the synagogue for Shabbat and the holidays, a cassette containing instructions for bar/bat mitzvah children, a CD of music entitled "Solel Sings "Kids" Songs!", and a videotaped recording of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the shul.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the OJA from their archives committee. This committee will be responsible for overseeing future transfers and for helping to establish an information management program within the synagogue.
Administrative History
Solel Congregation was established in1973. It is a reform synagogue, situated in Mississauga, that currently has a membership of 300 families.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Solel Congregation (Mississauga, Ont.)
Places
Mississauga (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-27
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-27
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1981-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the Congregation Habonim. Included are synagogue bulletins, general correspondence with the membership, event programs and flyers, three financial statements from 1981 and 1987, and records related to invited speakers at the synagogue's breakfast club.
Administrative History
Congregation Habonim Toronto, founded in 1954, is a liberal synagogue located at 5 Glen Park Avenue in Toronto, and one of the first Holocaust refugee/survivor congregations to develop in Canada. Although currently independent of any official denomination, its early founders modeled the synagogue on the example of early Reform Judaism in Germany.
Most of the early members were refugees from Central Europe: some were Holocaust survivors; some were part of the Kindertransport. All arrived in Canada after the Second World War and began to frequent the New World Club, an organization that was dedicated to helping these newcomers settle into Canadian life. In 1953, they organized High Holiday services, and in 1954, they began to hold regular religious services. In 1955, the Congregation was officially chartered. They began holding services in rented premises at 44 St. George Street, Toronto and then moved to the Borochov Centre on Lippincott Street. In 1958, the present building at 5 Glen Park Avenue was rented, and then purchased in 1968.
One of its founders and first President was George Spitz, a Jewish refugee from Berlin, who unsuccessfully attempted to bring over his family from Germany in 1939 on the ill-fated MS St. Louis. Paul Alexander, also a refugee of Berlin, was an early Vice-President of the synagogue. Some of the notable figures associated with the Congregation are Esther Ghan Firestone, the first female cantor in Canada; Rabbi Reuben Slonim (author, and also associate editor of The Toronto Telegram), known for his outspoken views on the Israeli-Arab conflict; Cantor Henry Weingluck, a well known artist who was a pupil of Max Liebermann; and Avrum Rosensweig, founder of Ve’ahavta, the Canadian Jewish Humanitarian Relief Organization.
The synagogue makes its facilities available to a number of other organizations, including Ve’ahavta, co-sponsoring a Passover Seder for the Homeless every year and the Toronto Partnership Minyan, an Orthodox egalitarian initiative in Toronto spearheaded by Professor Martin Lockshin, and has co-sponsored events with other organizations outside the Jewish community such as Free the Children and Me to We. The Congregation supports a choir, the Habonim Youth Choir and is also home to Canada's only multi-denominational introductory conversion course.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation Habonim of Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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 100
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
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one news clipping regarding the antisemitic behaviour of residents of Cocksfield Avenue during a sod turning ceremony for the Habonim Congregation's synagogue.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Cocksfield Ave. (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
75
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Subjects
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
25 Bellevue Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The congregation of Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev, commonly known as the Kiever, dates back to 1912. The first few members had little means for funding a new synagogue in 1912, so services at this time were held in a rented house on Centre Avenue in the Ward.
Address
25 Bellevue Avenue
Time Period
1927-present
Scope Note
The congregation of Rodfei Sholom Anshei Kiev, commonly known as the Kiever, dates back to 1912. The first few members had little means for funding a new synagogue in 1912, so services at this time were held in a rented house on Centre Avenue in the Ward.
History
In 1917, the Kiever acquired a house at 25 Bellevue Avenue in Kensington Market and by 1923 the Kiever congregation raised enough funds to build a synagogue large enough to accommodate its growing numbers. The Kiever Executive contracted Benjamin Swartz, a Jewish architect, to design the current synagogue at 25 Bellevue, which replaced the two houses that had been used for services. The Synagogue was completed in 1927, after three years of construction. Today, the Kiever is a vibrant synagogue and one of a handful of synagogues remaining in the downtown area.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 1902
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1902
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1910 or 1911]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and operated out of a building on Simcoe Street. Its first synagogue building was opened on Spadina Ave. in 1921. Around 1960, the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the Synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Chevre Gemilas Chasodim Anshei England, Toronto, taken in the back yard of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue, Toronto (Simcoe Street).
Identified in this photograph are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified]; Jacob Fine; [unidentified]; [unidentified]; [unidentified]; [unidentified]; Greenberg; Shlomo Taub.
Second row, left to right: [unidentified]; [unidentified]; [unidentified]; [Max Landau]; [unidentified]; Solomon Blumstein, 1870-1931; Blumstein's son Charles, age 5; Rabbi [?]; [unidentified]; [unidentified].
First row, left to right: [unidentified]; Yanikoff; Yarmolinsky (child); [unidentified]; [unidentified].
Notes
11/30/2017: Max Landau identified by Marilyn Platnick Glass.
Name Access
Blumstein, Charles
Blumstein, Solomon
Chevre Gemilas Chasodim Anshei England
Fine, Jacob
Greenberg
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Landau, Max
Taub, Shlomo
Yanikoff
Yarmolinsky
Subjects
Synagogues
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 original photograph is quite brittle and the upper right corner is cracked. It is in need of conservation work.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Simcoe Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-11-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
94
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Agudath Israel
Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard
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
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
96
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Agudath Israel
Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard
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
Address
10 St Andrew Street
Source
Landmarks
Address
10 St Andrew Street
Time Period
1930
History
It was founded by poor Jewish immigrants from Russia (mostly Minsk) in 1912. The current Byzantine Revival building was completed in 1930. The congregation has had only three full-time rabbis: Meyer Levy (1916–1921), Meyer Zimmerman (1940–1954), and Shmuel Spero, who has served from 1988 to the present. It is the only Orthodox synagogue in downtown Toronto with a full-time rabbi, and the only one that holds daily services.
Category
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 1735
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1735
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Synagogue architecture
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
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
93
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Agudath Israel
Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard
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
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
95
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Agudath Israel
Agudath Israel Anshei Sfard
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
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
52
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Kol Yaakov Anshei Emes Synagogue
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
Brunswick Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Congregation B'nai Torah (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 290
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
290
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
215
Material Format
textual record
Parallel Title
Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla
Date
8 July 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Name Access
Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1977-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
60 cm textual records
1 photograph
Date
[194-]-[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials documenting the National Council of Jewish Women of Welland and the Welland Hebrew Congregation. Materials include certificates, posters, financial documents, blueprints, correspondence, program newsletters, educational docuements, scrapbooks, photographs and executive notebooks
Administrative History
The Welland Jewish Congregation, also referred to as the Welland Hebrew Congregation, originally served the Jewish community of Welland from a synagogue located at Burger and Grove Streets in the mid-1940s. By the mid-1950s, a new shul was under construction on Summit Street which would serve the community from that point onward.
The Congregation participated in many fundraising drives and social events and worked closely with other faiths in their community
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Welland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1971]-[ca. 1976]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to the dismissal of Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg by the Beth Tzedec Board and relating to the Rabbi Hollander case; copies of "The Committee of 10 Report" and "Setting the Records Straight: Analysis and refutation of The Committee of 10 report"; Beth Tzedec Board letters and Bulletins; Beth Tzedec Congregational School Education and Youth Committee minutes and newsletters; Beth Tzedec Congregation Constitution and By-Laws; a report on membership dues policy; and records relating to the Board elections.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Rosenberg, Stuart E., 1922-1990
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-002
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-002
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1928
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a certified copy issued in 1928 of the letters patent incorporating Machziki Hadas Congregation in 1909.
MG_RG
MG3 A6
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Machziki Hadas Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copies of the dedication programme for Congregation Darchei Noam's new building on Sheppard Avenue in Toronto. The dedication took place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2008.
Administrative History
Darchei Noam, Toronto's Reconstructionist Synagogue, is a close-knit community of over 340 families, which has been in operation for over 30 years. Religious services are traditional in form, and progressive and egalitarian in content. Members participate in leading services, chanting Torah, or presenting a D'var Torah. Women and men participate equally in all areas of synagogue life.
Subjects
Dedication services
Reconstructionist Judaism
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation Darchei Noam (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Sheppard Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-2-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records and graphic material
Date
[197-]-2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 2.7 m of textual records and graphic material related to the functions and activities of the Solel Congregation in Mississauga. The records include general correspondence, B'nai Mitzvah sermons; board of director, executive, and brotherhood minutes and motions; memorabilia, brochures and pamphlets; leadership manuals; newsletters; photographs; and the synagogue's constitution.
Administrative History
Mississauga 's Solel Congregation was founded in 1973. It currently has a membership of over 300 families and has established itself within the broader Mississauga community and Region of Peel. It is a Reform congregation, led by Rabbi Lawrence Englander. Solel has both a religious school, an adult education program as well as many participatory groups and activities.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Solel Congregation (Mississauga, Ont.)
Places
Mississauga (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Dec. 1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an event invitation.
Name Access
Shaarei Tefillah Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an event flyer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material relating to the dedication of the Adas Israel Synagogue and the honours given to Max Hoffman at the Adas Israel dedication ceremonies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
6
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the High Holy Day services and an invitation to a testimonial dinner honouring the founders of the Ohev Zedeck synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 165
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
165
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of lists of congregations in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 168
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
168
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of meeting minutes of the Division of Orthodox Congregations. J.P. Katz served as a representative from the Beth Jacob Congregation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 180
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
180
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 181
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
181
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
182
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 183
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
183
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-5-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and other material
Date
2011-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the 100th anniversary celebration of Congregation Knesseth Israel. The records were compiled in an indexed binder by Edwin Goldstein, president of the synagogue. Included are newsclippings, press releases and advertisements; invitations and programs; a commemorative calendar; a volunteer t-shirt, a kippa and a gift bag; correspondence with the Ontario Trillium Foundation; information on a guided architectural walking tour of the area; an Israel Today DVD featuring the synagogue; the book "One Hundred Years at the Junction Shul" written by Neil Ross and Lorne Miller; and a DVD compilation featuring video and photographic highlights from the various anniversary events.
Administrative History
Congregation Knesseth Israel was established in 1911 at 56 Maria Street in the West end of Toronto. Early 20th century membership in the synagogue consisted mainly of new jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, many of whom lived and worked in the Junction as artisans, peddlers, shop owners and scrap and metal collectors. Known as the Junction Shul, Knesseth Israel Synagogue was built with the labour and funds provided by the founding members and their families.
Orthodox services first began in 1913 and since the 1930s the synagogue has functioned without a rabbi, with services being led by a cantor or the congregants themselves. Some family names associated with this early period include: Alexandroff, Goldstein, Nickolaevsky, Kronis, Greenblatt, Usprich, Tanenbaum, and Naftalin.
Knesseth Israel is the oldest Toronto synagogue still in use as a synagogue today and is now cared for by the descendents of these founding families. Although members of the synagogue are now few (as the Jewish population of the Junction has waned greatly since the 1960s), the synagogue still performs High Holiday services for some 75-80 full members and 300 associate members.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 1 text, 3 objects and 2 DVDs.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Synagogues
Name Access
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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