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Accession Number
1983-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-10-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Date
1941-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting B'nai Brith and its Aleph Zadik Aleph youth fraternal organization. Included are: correspondence, an AZA member's manual, a questionnaire for high school students prepared by the Committee on Vocational Guidance and filled out by the donor, correspondence, programs, and newsletters.
Custodial History
Evelyn Goodman passed along the material that Jack Schwartz left for the archives to Stephen Speisman, the then director of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Youth
Name Access
Aleph Zadik Aleph
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between David Andrews and various representatives of B'nai Brith Youth Organization regarding the relationship between the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and the B'nai Brith.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai Brith sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai Brith sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1946]-1986
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
22 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, photographs and a scrapbook documenting Phil Givens tenure as founding president and member of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai B’rith. Included are: a B’nai Brith newspaper, a Phil Givens tribute scrapbook, and numerous photographs of various official functions.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-[ca. 1985]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Jewish National Fund certificate and newsletters of the B'nai Brith International Council.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, flyer promoting a Jewish book fair and a programme of the Institute of Judaism.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1998
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 416
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
416
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-102
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
56 photographs : b&w (48 negatives) ; 12 x 8 cm or smaller
Date
1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and negatives documenting campers, staff, and activities during the summer of 1947. At the time these photographs were taken, Camp B'nai Brith was located near Longford Mills, Ontario. In addition to the photographs and negatives the accession includes an envelope with the camp's name and location on the back flap.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941, 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Aug. 1964
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm and 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens and others attending a B'nai Brith convention at the Seaway Towers in Toronto. Identified in one of the photographs are (left to right): Phil Givens, D. Lou Harris, Harry Frank, [?], and Harey Pachter.
Notes
Photographs are by Willy Lobel
Physical Condition
Small rips are evident on one of the photographs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
Aug. 1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the summer edition of the Metro Toronto B'nai Brith News (Volume 5, Number 1). The prominent headline reads "Mayor Philip Givens to be Honoured by B'nai Brith." The story offers a precis of his career thus far, and offers details as to the planned tribute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a clipping from the B'nai Brith Digest containing an article by Ben Dunkelman called "A Report from our Israel Committee Chairman". The article relates to Dunkelman's work as a soldier in the Arab-Israeli War and to his opinions about Israeli security.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 13 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
Members of the group include: Frank Wilson, Jack Van der Hout, Herman Ladovsky, Lou Soupcoff, [?] Chesley, Morris Rubenstein, [?] Dennis, Morris Ceresne, Harry Keystone, Irvine Miller, [Saul Goldstein?], Sam Yurman, Ben Winbaum, Sid Shankman, Jack Newman.
Notes
Group members identified by Dr. Syd Wise.
Originally cited as photo # 6707.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
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
1994-1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1990 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-16; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1990 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-16
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence taking place after the Walk regarding a conflict between B'nai Brith and UJA relating to the participation of B'nai Brith lodges in the Walk by manning checkpoints.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]-1973
Physical Description
226 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
B’nai Brith is the oldest Jewish service organization in North America. It was founded on October 13, 1843 by a group of eleven men in New York City.
Originally called Bundes-Brueder [League of Brothers], with the alternate title of “The Independent Order of B’nai Brith”, they later shortened their name to simply “B’nai Brith”, meaning sons of the covenant.
In an attempt to unite Jewish communities, they developed an inclusive membership mandate that does not discriminate against ethnic or religious sects. The initial vision of the organization was to develop a national Jewish organization, which would provide aid to all Jewish citizens. These goals have long since been realized. The organization currently has lodges internationally and B’nai Brith membership is in the millions.
B’nai Brith cites its main goals to be: reaching out to those in need, fighting antisemitism and prejudice of any kind, and promoting human rights and world peace. One of their most recognized accomplishments is the formation of the Anti-Defamation League, which combats antisemitism and promotes human rights.
In Canada, the first B'nai Brith lodge was founded in Toronto, the Canada Lodge, in 1875, but it folded in 1894. Other lodges were formed in Montreal, in 1881, and Victoria, in 1886. These lodges were disbanded around the turn of the century and the organization did not have much of a presence in Canada until the outbreak of the first World War. Shortly afterwards, in Toronto, B’nai Brith had fifteen lodges and eleven chapters. The lodges were the men’s groups and the chapters were for the women; in addition, there was also the B’nai Brith Youth Organization, called the Hillel Foundation, which was located at the University of Toronto.
The lodges primarily work in the community in a fundraising capacity, but many of the lodges also support various causes, such as youth and senior programs.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several B'nai Brith lodges in Toronto. The images depict meetings, installation banquets, special events, theatrical productions, and group photographs of the executive and officers of the various lodges. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1141
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1141
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 20 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print and copy negative of a B'nai Brith dinner in Oshawa, Ontario. The photograph depicts several men and women seated at banquet tables in a hall. Pictured are:
Seated at the back table, back row, left to right: Mrs. Marks, Mr. Marks, Eva Einhorn (nee Collis), Max Einhorn, Mac Collis.
Seated at the back table, front row, left to right: Isaac Collis, Ruth Climans, Bea Collis, Ben Collis.
Standing at back, left to right: Essie Collis, Rose Marks (nee Marder).
Front table is a group from Peterborough, Ontario.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Climans, Ruth
Collis, Bea
Collis, Ben
Collins, Essie
Collis, Eva
Collis, Isaac
Collis, Mac
Einhorn, Eva
Einhorn, Max
Marder, Rose
Marks, Rose
Subjects
Dinners and dining
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
Oshawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a report concerning the relationship between the B'Nai Brith and the Community Relationship Committee of the CJC.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the B'nai Brith Hillel. Included is promotional material related to the Unite Jewish Appeal youth campaign, as well as Hillel-Lite newsletters from the 1940s and 1950s, other promotional material realted to the Free Jewish University, invitations to events including the burning of the mortgage ceremony for Hillel House on St. George St., as well as miscellaneous brochures and flyers.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition informaiton on these materials. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
19 Jan. 1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens addressing the audience at a B'nai Brith Ambassador's Ball held at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Identified in the photograph are Phil Givens and Nat Hurwich.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
Aug. 1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records and other material (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting Phil Givens' B'nai Brith / State of Israel Bond Organization 1965 tribute. Included are: the text of several press releases; event tickets; flyers and posters; the text of the tributary scroll; and photographs of the event itself.
Notes
Scrapbook also contains photographs and ephemera
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The paper on which the textual items and photographs are glued is acidic (browning and brittle)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm mounted on boards 13 x 18 cm and 14 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of Phil Givens meeting with President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi and other Israeli officials at a B'nai Brith event.
Name Access
Ben-Zvi, Itzhak, 1884-1963
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
Physical Condition
One of the photographs is ripped, and is peeling away from the backboard.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1986
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Min and Phil Givens attending the 40th anniversary dinner at the Upper Canada Lodge of B'nai Brith.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Mayor Givens hosts B'nai Brith at City Hall file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 78
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Mayor Givens hosts B'nai Brith at City Hall file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
78
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm + 1 identification key
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens hosting B'nai Brith members at City Hall. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): [?], [?], [?], [?], [?], Cantor N. Stolnitz, Harry M. Frank, Saul S. Berlin, Jimmy Cooper, Bert Godfrey, [?]. Phil Givens, [?], [?], Dr. William Wexler, Maxwell Lewis, and Harry Halperin.
Notes
Photograph is by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
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
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
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
180
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two images of the executive and officers of B'nai Brith Women of Toronto, now known as Jewish Women International of Canada.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
File
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two images of the executive and officers of B'nai Brith Women of Toronto, now known as Jewish Women International of Canada.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36 x 34 cm
Date
1935
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, no. 836 installation dinner and dance, which took place at the Royal York Hotel, on January 14, 1935. Individuals identified in the photo include: Carl Kayfetz, Mel Bochner, Dr. Joseph Gollom, Sam Sable, Moe Palmer, Sam Bregman, Sam Staiman and Sol Staiman.
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
B'nai Brith Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
File
81
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from and to the League related to anti-Semitic activities and literature.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of a B'nai Brith banquet in Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of men and women seated at several banquet tables.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Repro Restriction
Original owned by the Manitoba Archives, Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada collection. Please credit accordingly.
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
5
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 13 x 18 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of a group of campers and Bill Stern, a camp councilor, at the B'nai Brith Camp on Lake Couchiching in Ontario. They are standing on the front steps of one of the cabins. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], Moishe Sliffer, Bill Stern, [unidentified, [unidentified].
Second row, left to right: [?] Starkman, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], [unidentified], Oscar Witzman (from Hamilton).
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
1980-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
B'nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
B'nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
91
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1931-[ca. 1974]
Physical Description
16 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Brantford’s B’nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 was formed on 31 December 1931 with Max White as its first president. B’nai Brith is an international service organization that was first formed in New York in 1843 to unify the American Jewish Community. B’nai Brith lodges began appearing in Canada in the late 1800s and by 1981 Canadian membership in the organization had grown large enough for the establishment of a separate Canadian district, B’nai Brith Canada. As a member of B’nai Brith, the Brantford lodge shared its mandate of assisting those in need both at home and abroad, supporting the state of Israel, and promoting human rights. The Brantford lodge has not been active since 1974. Brantford’s Jewish community has been largely inactive since 2001, when the diminishing Jewish population finally forced the closure of Brantford’s synagogue, Congregation Beth David.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the founding, presidents, and charitable activities of Brantford's B'nai Brith lodge No. 1154. Included are photographs, certificates, banners, a bell, plaques, a chanukiah, a charity box, pins, and a medal. Records are arranged at the file-level, with two items attached directly to the fonds-level.
Notes
Includes 4 plaques, 4 certificates, 1 photo album, 6 objects, and 2 banners.
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith. Brantford Lodge, No. 1154
Creator
B'nai Brith Lodge No. 1154 (Brantford, Ont.)
Accession Number
2001-10-3
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
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of bulletins and press releases from B'Nai Brith.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In addition to John Glass's involvement with B'nai Brith and State of Israel Bonds and his status as a veteran Zionist leader in Toronto, he was the first president of General Wingate Branch, Canadian Legion, and a member of the board of governors at Beth Tzedek Congregation.
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations to the 1956 and 1957 Toronto State of Israel Bonds Ambassador's Ball, a planning document for an Israel Bond-Toronto Zionist Council dinner in 1963, for which John Glass acted as chairman of the evening, and material pertaining to a 1967 B'nai Brith-State of Israel Bonds dinner honouring John Glass. Included are an invitation to the event, a copy of Glass' address to the attendees, telegrams, notes and letters congratulating Glass on the recognition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens meeting with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and other officials at a B'nai Brith event. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Phil Givens, Shmul Avnat (Israel Consul), and Yitzhak Rabin.
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman of The Studio (1720 Avenue Rd. Toronto)
Name Access
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Subjects
Politicians
Prime ministers--Israel
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
13
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1969-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 plaque
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to Saul Cowan's participation In Manor-Metropolitan Lodge of B'nai Brith. Included is a news clipping, bulletins, a program for a Diamond Jubilee event, an International Human Rights Covenant card, and a plaque presented to Saul Cowan for his work in the "Clowns Unlimited" program.
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
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Feb. 1954-10 Nov. 1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 417
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
417
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 Oct. 1971
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of four officers of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge standing in front of a cake. There is also a poster on the wall for the Youth Service Fund campaign.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1958-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B'nai Brith Women Toronto cookbooks from 1958, 1960-1963, 1967-1972, and B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto yearbooks from 1973, 1975-1976. Each cookbook has a specific theme: Food for Fun; Dinner Dates; Chef's Choice; Gourmet Goodies; Around the World; Candlelight and Wine; Calories a la Carte; Gourmet's Gallery; Confessions of a Bala Busta; Dinner Magic; and People Helping People. The 1972 issue is both a yearbook and a cookbook. From 1973 on, the yearbooks, entitled Pledged to Serve, no longer contained any recipes and instead focused solely on the work of the B'nai Birth Women's Council of Toronto and its chapters.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Subjects
Food
Women in charitable work
Name Access
B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto
B'nai Brith Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of graphic material and textual records
Date
1963-2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Don Mills Lodge, B'nai Brith. Included are six issues of Planet Observer (2016, 2018--2019); seven issues of the Planet (1994-2008); a twenty-fifth anniversary publication (1982); a program for a fiftieth anniversary gala (2007); a bulletin (October 2015); a copy of the constitution and by-laws; three issues of 2131 News (March 1963, June 1963, and March 1964); a copy of the lodge's charter (1957); and seven albums containing letters, photographs, and printouts documenting events, achievements, and volunteer services (1977-2011).
Administrative History
In 1956, a group of men living in the newly developed area of Don Mills came together to establish a B'nai Brith lodge. On March 16, 1957, District Grand Lodge No. 1 granted a charter to Don Mills Lodge No. 2131 to operate in the city of Toronto. The lodge was one of several that belonged to B'nai Brith Canada; B'nai Brith Canada, in turn, belonged to B'nai Brith International.
An early accomplishment of the lodge was to raise funds for the purchase of North York's first ambulance, which provided the impetus for the development of the area's ambulance service. Other philanthropic endeavours over the years have included Monte Carlo nights, which raised funds for muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis associations, and an annual dinner draw run in cooperation with B'nai Brith Canada. Since the 1990s, the lodge has operated a bingo at two locations in Toronto to raise money for B'nai Brith and other communal activities. In addition, it has given thousands of dollars to a variety of organizations including Camp Oochigeas, the Canadian Association for the Riding Disabled, the Canadian International Scientific Exchange Program, CNIB, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, the International Schizophrenia Foundation, the Magen David Adom, the Pride of Israel Synagogue's Kosher Food Bank, Sheena's Place, and YouthLink.
In the mid-2010s, the Don Mills Lodge began operating with the Leonard Mayzel Ontario Lodge (LMOL) of B'nai Brith. Since beginning to operate jointly, the lodges have ceased to have their own presidents.
As of 2019, the lodge currently participates in and sponsors the following community programs: the Ride Programme, which delivers coffee and donuts to police vans; a Hanukkah party and summer picnic for the foster children of Jewish Family & Child (JF&CS); the Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow; a Shabbat service for veterans at Sunnybrook Hospital; apple-picking for Kadima residents; the ALS walkathon; and the Out of the Cold program.
The lodge's first president was Manny Widman, who served from 1957-1958. Subsequent presidents have included: Herbert Liebman (1958-1959), Joseph Skolnik (1959-1960), Allan N. Lewis (1960-1961), Harold Chapman (1961-1962), Irwin Borins (1962-1963), Gerald Rafelman (1963-1964), Morley Torgov (1964-1965), Murray Page (1965-1966), Lowell Biderman (1966-1967), Earl Segal (1967-1968), Leon Tessler (1968-1969), Sam Brown (1969-1970), Joe Feller (1970-1971), Dave Sugarman (1971-1972), Marvin Cohen (1972-1974), Allen Werger (1974-1975), Murray Stitsky (1975-1976), Syd Feldman (1976-1977), Maurice Wesfield (1977-1978), Michael Brodsky (1978-1979), Shelly Goldstein (1979-1980), David Grader (1980-1981), Howie Cohen (1981-1982), Tom Kolin (1982-1983), Gerry Rowan (1983-1984), Andrew Stevens (1984-1985), Harold Bricks (1985-1987), Jerry Freud (1987-1988), Vic Blackman (1988-1989), Gary Feldman (1989-1990), Charles Bleier (1990-1991), Lou Ginsberg (1991-1992), Len Berk (1992-1994), Debby Goldstein (1994-1995), Esther Saxe (1995-1997), Joanne Bleier (1997-1998), Hermy Gimpel (1998-2000), Allen Burke (2000-2001), Eli Goldberg (2001-2002), Henry Gimpel (2002-2003), Ken Waldman (2003-2005), David Grader (2005-2006), Sheldon Saxe (2006-2008), Allan Wilson (2008-2009), Ava Brodsky (2009-2011), and Brenda Stevens and Robbi Wilson (2012-2013).
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: One of the albums has been scanned and is available as a PDF file.
Name Access
L.M.O.L. Don Mills Lodge B'nai Brith
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 13 cm of textual records
Date
1937–1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records belonging to two manuscript groups.
The first manuscript group (MG2 B5) consists of material documenting B'nai Brith Lodge 1234 of Timmins, Ontario. Included are a minute book for the years 1962–1968, an attendance register for the years 1947–1951, a fifteenth anniversary souveneer program from September 1950, two copies of a program for an event featuring guest speaker Senator J. Bradette that was held on 10 January 1954, correspondence for the years 1956–1968, minutes from 1950–1968, and a constitution from 18 June 1936.
The second manuscript group (MG3 B22) consists of material documenting Congregation B'nai Israel of Timmins. Included are six membership cards for the years 1939–1940 and 1940–1941, three seat number cards (no date), a membership account ledger for the years 1942–1948 and 1948–1950, a general financial ledger for the years 1941–1949, membership assessment lists for the yeras 1942–1943 and 1946–1947, and financial statements for the years 1937–1954.
MG_RG
MG 2 B5
MG 3 B22
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
B'nai Israel Congregation (Timmins, Ont.)
Places
Timmins (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2495
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2495
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1944 or 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by George Rutherford.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Subjects
Women
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
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Date
Aug. 1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of a group of boys from the Jewish Boys Club at Camp Bnai Brith. The boys are having their hands inspected for cleanliness. One of the counsellors in the background is reading from a merit book and another is setting up a tent. Pictured are:
Standing, third from the left: Sydney Blinick.
Inspecting the hands: Nadie Bronstein
Administrative History
The Jewish Boys’ Club was formed in 1921, under the leadership of M. M. Cohen, and was funded by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The club operated out of a house on Simcoe Street, which had a games room, meeting rooms, library and offices. The Boys’ Club used various facilities around the city for its athletic programming.
The club primarily targeted disadvantaged boys from low income homes. It addressed the YMHA’s gap in programming, since their focus at the time was on young adults rather than boys. The club offered cultural programming, had basketball teams and ran a summer camp in cooperation with B’nai Brith
Name Access
Jewish Boys' Club.
Camp B'nai Brith.
Blinick, Sydney.
Bronstein, Nadie.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a youth hockey team sponsored by B'nai Brith of Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts the team members in their hockey attire, as well as two coaches, on an outdoor rink. The photograph was taken at the Earl Haig hockey rink. Mark Resnick is pictured wearing a jersey with a "C" and his brother David Resnick is wearing a jersey with an "A". Their father was the coach. Jeff Kanter is also in the photo.
Subjects
Sports teams
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4447
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4447
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the annual B'nai Brith picnic, held at Current River Park in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay). The photo depicts a large group of men, women, boys and girls seated on benches in the park.
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
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3409
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3409
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1948
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Credit: Graphic Artists, 781 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish Organizations
Jewish Women International of Canada
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1982-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
10 Jan. 1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a B'nai Brith Ambassador's Ball at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Included with the photograph is a signed letter from Ruth Goldsmith, the Publicity Director of State of Israel Bonds.
Notes
Photograph is by Graphic Artists Photographers (Toronto)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of Phil Givens attending a League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith dinner function. Identified in the photographs are: Phil Givens, Barney Danson (MP), Mayor David Crombie, and Allan Grossman (MPP).
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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