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Accession Number
2021-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 13 cm
Date
1952-1954
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of Rho Sigma Phi, a Jewish high school sorority. The first photograph was taken at a sorority formal circa 1953/1954; the second photograph was taken at a tea circa 1953/1954; and the third photograph was taken at a tea circa 1952. The following individuals are identified in the photographs: Ruthie Baker, Leila Blandis/Leila Brandis [illegible], Sheila Davids, Frances Diesenhause, Renee Drevnick, Merle Frankel, Sheila Green, Sheila Meiteen, Ethel Rosenberg, Millie Rotman, Tanya Rubinoff, Marcia Sandler, Libby Saunders, Shirley Shekter, Joanne Shulman, Dina Skelly, Marcie Spillman, Annette Stork, Sandra Title/Sandy Title, Sharyn Title, Barbar Wahl, Faith Wintrob, and Elinor Zaltzman.
Administrative History
Rho Sigma Phi was made up of high-school girls from numerous schools, mostly in Forest Hill and the surrounding area.
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Places
Forest Hill (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3 m of textual records
ca. 60 photographs
1 pin
Date
1921-1981
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the personal and professional life of Dr. John Sherman and his wife Etta (née Taube), as well as Sherman's involvement with the Alpha Omega Fraternity, a dental fraternity at the University of Toronto.
In addition to textual records there are their are 44 photographs and 2 certificates from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem acknowledging Mrs. Etta T. Sherman and Dr. John A. Sherman as a founding members of the School of Dental Medicine. Among the photographs are family photos of the Taube family, general Alpha Omega event photos and several oversized photographs documenting: the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega Installation Dinner, Feb 16, 1958, Jaeger House; the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega Fraternity Award Night, 49th Annual Convention, Dec. 30, 1956, The Statler Hotel, Boston, Mass.; the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega National Convention, Dec. 30, 1954, Detroit, Michigan; an Alpha Omega annual convention banquet, Dec. 27, 1938, the Statler Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio; a family photo taken at the Alpha Omega's 44th Annual Convention, Dec. 27-31, 1951, Ambassador Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.; and an Argonaut vs Balmy Beach Dinner, Nov. 24, 1945, Adelaide Hotel, J.E. Wagman Annual Football Party, Toronto.
Administrative History
Dr. John A. Sherman (1 May 1901-30 Sept. 1982) graduated from the University of Toronto Dental School in 1924. John and Etta (née Taube) (6 Mar. 1908-22 July 1998) Sherman were among the group of dentists and their wives who started Alpha Omega Fraternity in Canada in 1921. Dr. Sherman was an International President of AO, and the founder of the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada; he also served as its Secretary-Treasurer for many years. He was an exemplary leader in dentistry across the world and also served the profession as an inventor of dental equipment.
John Sherman died Sept. 30, 1982 and Etta Sherman died July 22, 1998.
MG_RG
MG2 B1Q
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Name Access
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Toronto Chapter
Sherman, Etta, 1908-1998
Sherman, John, 1901-1982
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Associations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1995
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell was a member of the pharmaceutical fraternity Rho Pi Phi and the Rotary Club, a non sectarian businessman’s association.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and publications from the international pharmaceutical fraternity Rho Pi Phi and from its Toronto alumni chapter, Rokeach. In addition, there are publications from Nu Chapter, the University of Toronto student chapter. As well, the sub-series includes correspondence and publications from the Rotary Club.
Name Access
Rho Pi Phi
Rokeach
Nu Chapter
University of Toronto, School of Pharmacy
Rotary Club
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
64
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1927-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phi Delta Epsilon was a medical fraternity at the University of Toronto with mainly Jewish membership.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical fraternity at the University of Toronto for the year 1926-1927.
Seated in the front row are D. Eisen, N. Shaul, I. R. Smith, P. A. Ticktin, M.A. Pollock, L.J. Solway. In the second row are D. Scher, B. Cohen, A. Cardish, S. Harris, Archie Fine, and S. Soskin. In the last row are Leo Fineman, J. Slavens, B. Sakler, S. Hurwitz, W. Rosenberg, and H. Reinhorn.
Name Access
Eisen, David
Phi Delta Epsilon
University of Toronto
Subjects
Greek letter societies
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
65
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phi Delta Epsilon was a medical fraternity at the University of Toronto that had a predominently Jewish membership.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a black-and-white photograph of the 1926–1927 members of Phi Delta Epsilon at the University of Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: David Scher, Archie Fine, Phil A. Ticktin, H. Reinhorn.
Middle row, left to right: B. Cohen, N. Roseberg, Nathan Shaul, Ben Sakler, David Perlman, David Eisen.
Front row, left to right: Joseph Schwab, Mitchell Kohn, I. Reuben Smith, Louis Kazdan, H. P. Fine, Charles A. Markson, Benjamim Cohen.
Notes
Acquired on 25 April 1974.
Name Access
Phi Delta Epsilon
University of Toronto
Subjects
Greek letter societies
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
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
73
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1994, predominant 1937-1972
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
2 scrapbooks
Admin History/Bio
The Beta Sigma Rho fraternity was founded in 1910 at Cornell University in Ithica, New York by four Jewish veterinary students who were unable to obtain membership in existing fraternities because of their religion. Originally named Beta Samach, the purpose of the fraternity was to promote fraternal spirit and good fellowship among its members, to diffuse a liberal culture, to advance scholarship, and to further equity in college affairs. Although not formally stated in its constitution, the fraternity also served a social function allowing its members to develop friendships and to take part in social events, such as dances.
The fraternity began to expand nationally in 1914, and in 1920 the fraternity’s name was changed to Beta Sigma Rho. The fraternity expanded into Ontario in 1930 with the Eta Chapter at the University of Toronto. In 1944 a second Canadian chapter was opened at the University of Western Ontario, known as the Iota Chapter.
Membership in Beta Sigma Rho began to decline in the late 1960s, and in 1972 its national office merged with the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity for financial assistance. The chapter at Pennsylvania State University chose not to take part in the merger and became an independent fraternity under the new name Beta Sigma Beta.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities and history of the Beta Sigma Rho fraternity. The records are arranged into two series documenting the history of the fraternity's head chapter and Toronto's Eta Chapter. Included in the fonds are programmes from dinner-dances, shows and conventions, recruitment pamphlets, scrapbooks, newsletters, and an historical manuscript.
Notes
Information for History/Bio obtained from "An Introduction to Beta Sigma Rho" found in this fonds.
Some records were previously arranged as MG2 P1L.
Name Access
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Physical Condition
Scrapbooks are fragile.
Creator
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-11-2
1976-12-4
2004-5-83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-6-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 19 cm or smaller
Date
[194-]-1948
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs of Darrell Draper with members of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity in Toronto, as well as a photograph of the Drapkin family at an Jewish community event held in Fort William, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Descriptive Notes
Thunder Bay
Drapkin family
Draper, Darrell
Subjects
Families
Greek letter societies
Places
Fort William (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
7.2 m of textual records and other material
Date
1923-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Alpha Omega Fraternity, Pi Chapter, the Ladies Auxiliary, the AO Alumni Association, the AO Foundation and the AO House Association. Records include meeting minutes and reports, convention programs, general correpondence, newsletters, membership rosters, legal records, programs, photographs, budgets and other financial records, scrapbooks, AORTA yearbooks and efficiency reports detailing the activities of the AO during the year. Of particular note are the meeting minutes of the Mount Sinai Dental Society (1939-1946) and the Toronto Jewish Dental Society (1934-1935). There are also early photographs of John Sherman, one of the original founders of the AO, which were collected for an event in his honour.
Custodial History
The records were housed at the Fraternity House on Willowdale Rd. until its sale and the Fraternity's move to 4600 Bathurst St.
Administrative History
Alpha Omega is an international dental fraternity. It is the oldest international dental organization and was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907 by a group of dental students originally to fight discrimination in dental schools. Today, with headquarters relocated to Glen Rock, NJ, it is primarily an educational and philanthropic organization. There are chapters and members in cities and dental schools in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. Alpha Omega represents about 6,000 active dentists worldwide.
The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity is dedicated to the following: to be "The Voice of the Jew In Dentistry"; to be "The Voice of Dentistry in all problems concerned with the Jewish Fate"; to uphold "The Image of the Jew in Dentistry"; to fight discrimination in the graduation of dental students from their respective schools, in procedures of licensing boards, in organized dentistry and in the private practice of dentistry.
The objectives of the Fraternity are to promote the profession of dentistry; to establish, foster and develop high standards of Scholarship, Leadership and Character; to inculcate a spirit of fellowship amongst all its members; to create and bind together a body of professional people, who, by scholarly attainments, faithful service and the maintenance of ethical ideals and principles, have achieved distinction; to honour achievement in others; to strive for breadth of vision, unity in action and accomplishment of ideals; to commend all worthy deeds, and if fraternal welfare demands, to call and counsel with its members; to accept, sponsor and develop the cultural and traditional achievements of our faith; to build within our fraternity a triangle, the base of which is Judaism, the supporting sides, professionalism and fraternalism.
The Toronto undergraduate chapter was founded in 1921 at the University of Toronto and the alumni chapter in 1924. The alumni continue to meet regularly and organize a variety of educational, networking, fundraising and social events for its membership.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description Note: Accession inclucdes scrapbooks, graphic material and a film reel.
Use Conditions Note: Financial materials and executive meeting minutes are closed for 15 years from date of creation. Membership rosters are closed for 50 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Occupations
Name Access
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Toronto Chapter
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 551
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
551
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Peake & White, Toronto
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Alpha Sigma Phi Delta Epsilon, University of Toronto, Nov. 1934. Back row: Dr. M. Bochner, J. Solway, A. Shulman, S. Wise, J. Minden, A. Zarsky, C. Hanish, A. Bochner, C. Trimble, I. Fine. Third row: P. Gold, D. Wise, C. Kaplan, E. Chankin, D. Trimble, S.H. Solway, L. Berenbaum, J. Goodfriend, S. Lichtman, O. Pollock. Second row: Dr. L. Kazdan, S. D. Solway, I. Speigel, S. Hart, B. Wintrob, A. Culiner, I. Herman, H. Himel, M. Lewis, M. Seltzer, Dr. H. Winesanker. Front row: Dr. S. Norris, Dr. B. Manace, Dr. I. R. Smith, Dr. J. Rosenthal, Dr. H. Falk, H. Saunders, Dr. Aaron Brown, Dr. J. Braun, Dr. G. Manace, Dr. I. Vaile, Dr. P. Ticktin, Dr. T. Lefton.
Name Access
Alpha Sigma - Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity
Berenbaum, L.
Bochner, A.
Bochner, Dr. M
Braun, Dr. J
Brown, Dr. Aaron
Chankin, E.
Culiner, A.
Falk, Dr. H.
Fine, I.
Gold, P.
Goodfriend, J.
Hanish, C.
Hart, S.
Herman, I.
Himel, H.
Kaplan, C.
Kazdan, Dr. L.
Lefton, Dr. T.
Lewis, M.
Lichtman, S.
Manace, Dr. B.
Manace, Dr. G.
Minden, J.
Norris, Dr. S.
Pollock, O.
Rosenthal, Dr. J.
Saunders, H.
Seltzer, M.
Shulman, A.
Smith, Dr. I. R.
Solway, J.
Solway, S. H.
Solway, S. D.
Speigel, I.
Ticktin, Dr. P.
Trimble, C.
Trimble, D.
University of Toronto
Vaile, Dr. I.
Winesanker, Dr. H.
Wintrob, B.
Wise, D.
Wise, S.
Zarsky, A.
Subjects
Greek letter societies
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1979-11-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1929
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two installation banquet programmes for the Rho Pi Phi Fraternity, Nu Chapter in Toronto and a Masons certificate granted to Mooney S. Mirochnick of the Mount Sinai Lodge.
Subjects
Freemasonry--Lodges
Greek letter societies
Name Access
Mirochnick, Mooney S.
Rho Pi Phi Fraternity
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4087
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4087
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Included in this photograph are T. Draimin; C. Keyfitz; G. Allen.
Notes
See photo for identification.
Subjects
Greek letter societies
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3507
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3507
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This is a composite photograph of Rho Pi - Phi Fraternity for Pharmacists.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Greek letter societies
Pharmacists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-11-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 559
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
559
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 24 x 17 cm on matte 36 x 28 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original photograph and corresponding negative of the Rho Pi Phi Fraternite, Nu chapter, of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. Pictrued are:
Back row, left to right: S. Wolfe, J. S. Frileck, J. Senelnick, J. L. Goodman.
Middle row, left to right: M. Cohen, J. K. Borovoy, N. Mendelson, H. Corb, E. Binder, A. Lazarus, G. Ticktin, S. Quitt.
Front row, left to right: L. L. Scher, H. Sackin, M. S. Mirochnick, Dean C. F. Heebner, M. Haberman, W. Isaacson, S. Roth.
Name Access
Fraternity
Subjects
Greek letter societies
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
Acquired 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
3
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[195-]-1962
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman lived in Hamilton with their 2 children, Stephen and Jay. They were members of Adas Israel synagogue and the Beverley Golf and Country Club. The children attended the Hamilton Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Series contains correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the Hoffman residence. Also included are the Westlake Secondary School yearbook, the school attended by the Hoffman children and a biography of Meyer Hoffman, a relative of Max Hoffman. In addition, there is correspondence relating to the Hoffman family membership in the Beverley Golf and Country Club.
Name Access
Hamilton
Beverley Golf and Country Club
Subjects
Building
Education
Golf
Recreation
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]-[196-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an assortment of correspondence, most of which is in Yiddish. English written correspondence include personal letters to family members, a Mother's Day card, a poem to Zadie Green, a bar mitzvah speech, and legal papers.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Yiddish letters
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-10-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
24 cm of textual records
Date
1954-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Louise Starkman's involvement with the Mount Sinai Women's Auxiliary; Mount Sinai Hospital reports; and records documenting Dr. Stanley Starkman's involvement with Alpha Omega, Beta Sigma Rho, Kappa Sigma Rho, and the YMHA.
Subjects
Greek letter societies
Hospitals
Married people
Name Access
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Toronto Chapter
Alpha Omega (Fraternity)
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Ont.)
Starkman, Louise
Starkman, Stanley
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1472
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1472
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1924 or 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This photograph is a studio portrait of members of the Alpha Omega Fraternity for Dentists at the University of Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Archie Rabinovitch; "Itch" Israelson; "Lou" Goldtstone; "Rube" Brown; "Charley" Feader; Sam Hellen; and "Sammy" Rosen.
Front row, left to right: Irving Abramson; "Mike" Stitt; "Jess" Schlosberg; Joe Finmark; "Scotty" Leith; "Sally" Copeland; and Maurice Dyment.
Name Access
Abramson, Irving
Alpha Omega (Fraternity)
Brown, Rube
Copeland, Sally
Dyment, Maurice
Feader, Charley
Finmark, Joe
Goldtstone, Lou
Hellen, Sam
Israelson, Itch
Leith, Scotty
Rabinovitch, Archie
Rosen, Sammy
Schlosberg, Jess
University of Toronto
Subjects
Dentists
Greek letter societies
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-3-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1970]-[ca. 1999]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various meeting minutes of the Masada Chapter, Farband of Lithuanian Jews. The minutes are written in Yiddish and document different meetings, such as, Chanukah meetings, closing meetings, luncheons, and teas. Also included is one Borochov School Nurseries brochure. Jennie Kernkraut is the teacher in the classroom pictured on the cover of the brochure.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Jennie Kernkraut's daughter, Judy Kasman, unitl their donation to the OJA.
Administrative History
Jennie Kernkraut (nee Golomb) was born in 1916 in Vilno. She came to Canada in 1948 and worked as a nursery school and Yiddish teacher at the Borochov school in Toronto. She was an active member of the Masada Chapter, Farband of Lithuanian Jews and served on its executive for many years as Secretary.
Subjects
Societies
Education
Name Access
Kernkraut, Jennie
Farband of Lithuanian Jews (Toronto, Ont.)
Borochov School (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
20
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-[197-]
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
68 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life. Included are donation receipts, greeting and bereavement cards, event invitations, personal correspondence, speeches and writings, photographs, and a scrapbook.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1933-1999
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of biographical materials and memorabilia relating to Ben Kayfetz and his family. Materials include newspaper articles, a taped interview, certificates, awards, university examinations, personal memorabilia from his service in Germany and materials relating to the Bronfman Medal and Order of Canada he received. This series also contains the video "The Life and the Times of Ben Kayfetz".
Notes
Audio tape A14 is part of this series.
Physical description note: includes 1 photograph, 1 audio tape and 1 Beta video cassette.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 55; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
55
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1923-1963
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
1 plaque
Scope and Content
Series consists of a variety of personal records including: medical reports, certificates and plaques recognizing Katz's service; mementos from conferences and trips; personal receipts from charitable donations to Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund and B'nai Zion; general correspondence, bill payments for services and taxes for his home, cottage and business; and 60th birthday greetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1991
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of graphic and textual records related to J.B. Salsberg's personal life. Of note are records documenting the activities and passing of Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are photographs, portraits, stories, certificates, event invitations and programmes, correspondence, a graduation book, a newsletter, sympathy cards, a drawing, a sketch, and notes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 19 photographs, 1 sketch, and 1 drawing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1995
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
43 photographs
2 postcards
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman’s family/private life and such hobbies as yachting and travel. Included are photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, invitations, certificates, speeches, a travel diary, a passport, and a scrapbook. The series is made up of two sub-series: 1. David and Rose Dunkelman (including biographies of those in the Dunkelman family) and 2. Theodora Dunkelman (Ben Dunkelman’s sister).
Name Access
Dunkelman, David, 1883-1978 (subject)
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949 (subject)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1932-1984
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
24 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragicallyin 1938 at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
Morris Till (1892-1977) was born in Poland to Solomon and Cyril Till. The family later immigrated to Toronto in 1914. In business, Morris headed the M. S. Till and Company Limited, a lingerie manufacturing company.
Morris was one of Toronto's prominent communal leaders, holding positions on the boards and executives of Goel Tzedec Synagogue, the YM-YWHA, Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital, B'nai Brith, Mount Sinai Hospital, Zionist Council of Toronto and the United Jewish Welfare Fund. He was primarily responsible for merging the United Palestine and Jewish Welfare fund appeals into one campaign, now known as the United Jewish Appeal.
Morris Till was honoured on numerous occasions throughout his lifetime, including a citation from the Keren Hayesod United Israel Appeal in recognition of distinquished service to the State of Israel.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the personal life of Dora Till and the many awards and tributes conferred upon her during her lifetime. The records include personal wiritings and speeches, correspondence, newsclippings and photographs. There is one sub-sereis entitled Personal awards and tributes. The records are described to the file level and a selection of photographs are described at the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Correspondence sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Correspondence sub-series sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
2
Series
1-5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1995
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman maintained private correspondence with a wide variety of friends, from well-known people such as composer Leonard Bernstein, former Israeli defence minister Shimon Peres and former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin to his father David, the lawyer Carl Goldenberg and his father-in-law, David Lifshitz. One correspondence is with Fred Johnson, an acquaintance from the end of the Arab-Israeli War. Fred Johnson helped Ben and Yael establish themselves in Israel in the years following the war. Johnson wrote to Dunkelman in 1975 and they resumed correspondence.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains 12 files of personal correspondence between Benjamin (and sometimes Yael) Dunkelman and family, friends and acquaintances on such subjects as Ben and Yael's marriage, buying a new apartment, condolences for the death of a friend's mother, Yitzhak Rabin's assassination and a retirement application.
Subjects
Letters
Creator
Dunkelman, Benjamin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]-[197-]
Physical Description
68 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of an assortment of photographs belonging to Lipa Green. Included are family portraits and snapshots; photographs documenting Lipa Green's general contracting company; group snapshots of Green with members of some of the organizations that he belonged to; photos of Lipa Green with son Al Green in uniform; snapshots of the the family home dressed to receive Al Green home from the war; photos of an unknown memorial to Lublin victims of the Holocaust; snapshots of an anniversary celebration for an unknown couple; a copy portrait of B. Borochov; as well as pages from a travel scrapbook documenting a trip to Israel and Italy.
Identified individuals include: Lipa Green; Fanny Green; David Green; Avrom Green; Max Shecter; Eddie Richmond; Al Green; Gershon Pomerantz; Abraham Rhinewine; Abraham [Reizler?]; Misha [German?]; Lucy [German?]; Menashe Skulnik; Mandelbaum; Yitzhak (Israel) Weinrot; Abraham [Tz?]; Sarah Skulnik; Bertha [Gutensky?]; Rosen; and Yitzhak Freeman.
Notes
Further idenfification of photographs is required.
The negatives are copies of the prints.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence written and received by Ida Lewis Siegel. Included are letters and postcards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 23; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
Fonds
23
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931, [197-]
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a Jewish Workers Culture Club members library card, as well as a biographical tribute booklet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of materials relating to Ben Kayfetz's service with the Control Commission in British Occupied Germany. Materials include troop movement orders, a berthing card, an immigration identification card and other materials.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File includes correspondence from David Vanek to his wife Joyce from New York and Washington, D.C.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1906-1999
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence and documents pertaining to the Vanek family in Russia and their early years in Ontario, recent letters from a cousin concerning family genealogy, personal letters from Vanek to his wife with anecda, as well as correspondence concerning personal and professional matters from colleagues and friends.There is also an itinerary and notes from a judges' trip to China that took place in 1983, and several photographs of the Vanek family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
David Green series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
David Green series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
7
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence. Included are letters of appreciation, congratulations, requests for donations, invitations, program guides, and reports. The majority of correspondence is with the United Jewish Welfare Fund, Canadian Jewish Congress, National Jewish Welfare Fund and State of Israel Bonds. Mentioned is JIAS, the National War Finance Committee, B'nai Brith, Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto and the Zionist Organization of Canada. Of note is a copy of a speech given in honour of Menachem (Manny) Kraicer, Executive Director of JIAS central region. Included in the file is a copy of photograph of an unidentified woman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous personal correspondence sent and recieved by John Glass concerning a variety of subjects including: sympathy notes; charitable donations; banking; financial matters; insurance claims; attendance at civic, social and sports events; family travel; and correspondence with Rabbi Samuel Sachs, who was the rabbi at Goel Tzedec Congregation before returning to the United States.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1906-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains memorabilia from Betty Lindgren's childhood and adulthood. It includes invitations to her sister Annie's 1910 wedding and her brother Isidore's 1917 wedding, a public school certificate of honor, high school year cards, a newspaper clipping, condolence telegrams from her father Wolf's passing in 1923, Yiddish reading exercises, a University of Toronto commencement program, and the pamphlet: "How to tell Bible stories to Jewish children.".
Name Access
Annie Goldstick
Isidore Goldstick
Wolf Goldstick
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[192-]-1988
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w and col. (8 negatives) ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material related to the personal life of Phil Givens. This includes general correspondence, family portraits and personal snapshots, school materials and biographical writings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains Phil Givens's personal correspondence with various people. Included are letters of thanks and congratulations, reference letters, letters of condolence, correspondence regarding financial matters, such as donations and investments, and correspondence relating to a car accident involving Phil.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949, 1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains early personal correspondence Dunkelman kept during and just after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-1949.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-11-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-16
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various letters written to and by Rabbi David Monson. Included is a Bar Mitzvah speech Monson wrote for an unamed Bar Mitzvah boy.
Descriptive Notes
LANGUAGE NOTE: Majority of records are in Yiddish.
Subjects
Yiddish letters
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 11; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
Fonds
11
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file includes 8 textual records: an invitation to the 25th anniversary of Harry and Rebecca Kamarner (11 Sep. 1927); invitation to tea in Anne’s honour (13 May 1931); invitation to the wedding ceremony for Harry Graner and Anne Kamarner (16 Jun. 1931); invitation to social event, Re-Mar Social Service League, from Vera Latchman, secretary (4 May 1941); a letter of congratulations on the occasion of Mr. and Mrs. Kamarner’s 60th wedding anniversary (14 Sep. 1962) from Mayor Nathan Phillips, Q.C.; an invitation to attend a “Gala Champagne Party” as “honoured guest” from The Women’s Auxiliary, New Mount Sinai Hospital (14 Nov. 1963); invitation to life membership, Women’s Auxiliary, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care (10/06/68) ; and, a hand written resume of Rebecca Kamarner’s record of community service [author unidentified; no date].
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1993
Physical Description
72 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of Dr. Joseph Diamond's and Rabbi Irwin Witty's personal correpondence, filed with their executive director records, the text of public talks and of commentaries made on Zelda Young's "Jewish hour" radio programme, broadcast every Sunday on the CHIN (Toronto) radio station. The topics of these commentaries varied widely, including Talmudic commentaries, Israeli and Diaspora Jewish politics, as well as matters relating to Jewish education in Toronto and elsewhere. Although much of the personal correspondence is routine in nature, some of the letters include discussions of Jewish education and activities of the BJE.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of biographies of John Glass; newspaper clippings; the Constitution of Toronto Central Liberal Association with Ward 4 by-laws; a newsletter to to the electors of the St. Andrew riding; and invitations to events honouring John Glass, Lillian Freiman of Hadassah's 50th birthday party; the Annual Banquet of Former Members of Toronto City Councils' and a garden party in Jerusalem for delegates to the World Council of Synagogues.
Physical Condition
Newspaper clippings are in fragile condition as is the cover of the banquet programme.
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
89
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of documents describing several noted Canadian Jews
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
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
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an address by Morley Torgov regarding small town Jewish life
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 93; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
93
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1940]-1947, 1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Henry Cassel's personal and legal correspondence. The bulk of the correspondence is between Henry and his parents during his internment in Canada. Also included is correspondence between Henry and his cousin just after the war in which he learns of his parents' death, and legal correspondence regarding his parents' possessions. Finally, file contains correspondence regarding Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2010-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal financial records, various receipts, and Income Tax returns.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]-1979
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. ; 36 x 28 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of portraits and snapshots of Dora Till and the Till family and friends.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1984
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records documenting the various awards and tributes conferred upon Dora Till during her lifetime. The records include correspondence, speeches, event invitations and newsclipppings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
48
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-2001
Physical Description
21.5 m of textual records
ca. 180 photographs : col. and b&w (ca. 165 col. negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Established in 1949 as the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) is the central Jewish agency in Toronto whose mandate is to preserve, enrich, and promote Jewish education in the Greater Toronto area. Its primary tasks are to coordinate and provide leadership in teacher training and professional development, curriculum development, school administration, and inter-school activities, and also to allocate funds to affiliated Jewish schools raised through the annual UJA Federation fundraising campaign.
The BJE was established following the recommendations of a 1948 study of Jewish education in Toronto undertaken by Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman of the American Association for Jewish Education, and sponsored by the United Jewish Welfare Fund (UJWF; now, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto) and the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), Central Region. In its constitution, the bureau was described as having the dual characteristics of being an autonomous agency of the UJWF and also as acting for the UJWF in the field of Jewish education. The bureau was governed by a board of governors with representatives from affiliated schools, the UJWF, CJC Central Region, and from the community at large. The inaugural meeting of the board took place on 20 March 1950.
The organizational structure of the Bureau of Jewish Education mirrored that of the UJWF, with a board of directors and executive committee, standing comittees, and a professional staff. Samuel Posluns was the first president of the BJE and Dr. Joseph Diamond was its first executive director, serving in this position for 18 years. In the 1950s, the staff consisted of the executive director, an administrative assistant, and a school consultant. Over time, the staff was expanded to meet the increased demand for BJE services as the number of affiliated schools grew. For example, the position of director of school finances was created in 1976 to oversee school budgets, monitor tuition fees and teacher salary profiles, and perform other duties relating to financial management.
The BJE's offices were located with those of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, first on Spadina Avenue and then on Beverley Street, until the 1960s, when the board moved to offices in the Jewish Public Library on Glen Park Avenue. The board remained there until 1983, when the BJE moved into the newly built Lipa Green Building, on Bathurst Street, along with the other departments of the Toronto Jewish Congress, as the UJWF was renamed in 1976.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, the BJE sponsored adult education programs in Toronto through the Institute for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Centre (JCC) and CJC. The BJE also provided assistance and advice to the CJC in support of Jewish education in the smaller Jewish communities in Ontario. The BJE's role in adult education diminished significantly after its reorganization in 1968, but this again became a responsibility for the BJE in the late 1990s.
The BJE has gone through several periods of reorganization since it was founded: in 1968, when the bureau became the Board of Jewish Education and its board was reduced in size significantly; in the late 1970s, with the implementation of recommendations of the 1975 UJWF Study Committee on Jewish Education; in the early 1990s, following the development of a strategic plan for the BJE; and in the late 1990s, following the recommendations of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto Commission on Jewish Education (1996). The 1968 reorganization was the most significant of these, with the BJE Board of Directors reduced from over 80 members to just 20 members approved by the UJWF, and the number of standing committees was reduced to two. Stephen Berger was appointed as first chairman of the Board of Jewish Education in 1968, and in 1969, Rabbi Irwin E. Witty became the second executive director of the BJE. Later reorganizations typically involved alterations to the number and responsibilities of BJE committees.
Although its primary function is to support existing educational institutions, the BJE has also participated in establishing several new instititions in Toronto. In 1953, to meet the need for qualified teachers in affiliated schools, the BJE and CJC Central Region founded a Jewish teachers' seminary (Midrasha L'Morim) in Toronto, which was jointly funded by the BJE and CJC for many years. In 1960, the BJE and UJWF sponsored the establishment of a non-denominational Jewish high school, the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), with the BJE Executive Director as its director. In 1978, the Orah School for Jewish Children from the Soviet Union was established by the BJE, to meet the special needs of the large numbers of recent immigrants from the Soviet Union.
At its founding, the BJE served a total of 21 day and supplementary schools. When it ceased functioning in 2012, the BJE served more than 70 day and supplementary schools in the Greater Toronto area, with the position of chair held by Baila Lubek and the position of executive director held by Dr. Seymour Epstein. The Board was replaced by the Mercaz and later, the Centre for Jewish Education.
Custodial History
The BJE records in accession 1995-8-2 were in the possession of Harvey Raben, formerly a school consultant with the BJE, for several years prior to his donation in 1995, while Raben worked on his Doctor of Education thesis on the history of the BJE.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents the interactions of the BJE with affiliated schools, the UJWF and its successors -- the Toronto Jewish Congress (TJC), Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (JFGT) and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto -- and the community in its work of facilitating and financing Jewish education in Toronto. The bulk of the records consist of the files of the executive director, associate director and director of school finances, and minutes of the BJE Board of Directors and its committees. As well as meeting minutes, these records include memoranda, correspondence, committee reports, budget and financial statements, and a small number of photographs of individuals and of BJE events.
The fonds is arranged into eighteen series defined by the BJE's organizational units, projects and programs, institutions established by the BJE or its officers, and by record form. These series are as follows: Board of directors and executive committee, Executive director, Director of school finances, Subject files, School files, Chronological correspondence and memoranda, Newsletters and other publications, Midrasha L'Morim, Bible contests, Canada-Israel Secondary School Program, Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Orah School for Russian Jewish Children, Dr. Abraham Shore She'arim Hebrew Day School, Toronto Jewish Media Centre, Meyer W. Gasner Memorial Scholarship Fund, Principals councils, Association of Jewish Day School Administrators, and Parents Council of Hebrew Day Schools
Name Access
Board of Jewish Education
Subjects
Education
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
The records of the Educational and Cultural Committee in the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region fonds document the CJC's involvement in the establishment of the BJE and the operation and funding of the Midrasha L'Morim. The UJA Federation of Greater Toronto fonds, accessions 2002-10-54, 2004-6-4 and 2004-6-9 contain records on the establishment of the Bureau of Jewish Education, the appointment of UJWF representatives to its board, the reorganization of the bureau as the Board of Jewish Education in 1968, the various studies conducted of the BJE, and the annual review and approval of allotments for Jewish education in Toronto by UJA Federation and its predecessors. Accession 2004-6-4 also contains records on the funding of Jewish education in Toronto by the UJWF in the late 1930s and the 1940s, prior to the establishment of the BJE.
Arrangement
Files at the BJE were typically organized alphabetically by subject with no clear division by function or program. While some files were kept in a central filing system maintained by an administrative assistant and shared by all professional staff, staff members also kept their own series of alphabetical subject files. Since staff responsibilities for programs and support of board committees shifted over time, records relating to these programs and activities became dispersed across several sets of files. The archivist has extracted files relating to programs, committees, and areas of activity from these various sets of subject files and defined series according to these activities, programs and functions. The remaining alphabetical subject files have been integrated into one subject file series. File titles have been edited to bring together records relating to similar topics, events and activities within this series.
The other two common filing methods employed at the BJE were to store correspondence, memoranda and committee minutes chronologically (often in 3-ring binders), and in series of "School files" -- files organized alphabetically by school name, containing correspondence and other records relating to the school. The school files have been brought together into one school file series. The chronological series have been left in their original order.
Creator
Board of Jewish Education (1949-2007)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3.9 m of textual records
1 painting : oil on canvas
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Borochov School and Kindergarten, as well as one oil portrait of an unknown individual.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Borochov School and Kindergarten (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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