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Accession Number
2017-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-10-4
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
11 film reels
Date
[ca. 1941]-[1956?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of eleven film reels, which appear to document travel in Ontario and abroad as well as life in London, Ontario.
Custodial History
Material donated by Sandra Ainsley, widow of Morton Ainsley.
Administrative History
Morton (Mort) Ainsley (1937-1995) was born in London, Ontario to Esther and Irving Ainsley. Esther (née Rash) was born in Toronto and Irving in Russia; the two met at Stitsky’s textile store on Bathurst Street in Toronto and moved to London in the 1940s. In London, Irving Ainsley owned Ainsley’s dress store and was a co-founder and president of B’nai Israel congregation. The family were friends with the Siskinds and Rubinoffs, going on fishing trips with the Rubinoffs and cruises with others in the Jewish community. Irving loved to film, and filmed Second World War newsreels in the movie theatre.
Morton graduated from the University of Western Ontario School of Business Administration, and then the University of Toronto Law School in 1962. Following graduation, he worked at the Department of Justice and at Minden, Gross, Grafstein and Greenstein. In 1969, he and Sandra Gula were married at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. They had three children, Efrem, Andrew, and Daniel. He died in September 1995 at Toronto General Hospital.
Subjects
Amateur films
Families
Travel
Name Access
Ainsley, Morton, 1937-1995
Places
London (Ont.)
Mexico
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 196
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
196
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Morton Pliskow.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 17 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Morton Berg.
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
Passenger Names
Morton, Richard,
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Morton, Richard,
Page Number
247
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 188
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
188
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with M. Morton Rubenstein who served on the executive of Mizrachi Organization of America and the National Committee for Rabbi Meyer Berlin Forest on Jewish National Fund Land.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
David Green series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
David Green series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1975
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records relating to David Green's personal interests. Of note is correspondence relating to Green's ongoing charitable work in Israel, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, JIAS, CJC, UJWF, and the State of Israel Bonds. Also included is a copy of a speech given in honour of Menachem (Manny) Kraicer, Executive Director of JIAS central region and the War Efforts Committee presentation of photographs of Ontario Jews in the armed forces during the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-10-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[192-]-[200-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the life and career of David Green and the Jaffey family. Records include sound and video recordings of events, Goodwill Sales accounting ledgers, meeting minutes from the Jewish Canadian Military Archives and Museum, David Green's military ephemera, manuals and reports of the Jewish Federation Board of Trustees and Bequest and Endowment Fund, and Jaffey family correspondence and photographs. Records also include certificates of appreciation awarded to David Green, mainly from UJA Federation.
Administrative History
David Green (1919-2014) was born in the Junction in west Toronto. He served as a private in the Canadian army as part of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was captured and designated MIA when he was held as a POW in Belgium. He became a member of General Wingate Branch 256 Jewish Canadian Legion. In the mid-1940s he married his wife, Sylvia (nee Jaffey) (d. 2010) and they had a daughter, Miriam. He was a longtime volunteer for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In 1990, he was one of the first individuals to establish an Endowment Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.
The Jaffey family consisted of Kaby Jaffey, his wife, Nellie, and their children Sylvia, Jess and Albert.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: Accession also consists of photographs and textiles.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Charities
Families
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Green, David, 1919-2014
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He emigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, Lipa married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). In 1948, with partner, Arthur Weinstock, he founded the Greenview Construction Company, later to be renamed Greenwin. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business.
Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader and philanthropist in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Lipa Green died in December 1976, at the age of 77.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Lipa Green.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See accessions 1978-1-4 and 2004-5-150 for more images of Lipa Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Green was born 22 September 1898, in Poland, the son of Younison and Rivka Green. He married Toby (née Goldman) and had three children: Goldie, Carl and Jerry.
Green was an active member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was the past president and secretary of the Ostrovtzer Congregation; president of the Adeth Israel Congregation in Oshawa; president of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society; founder and secretary of the Radomer Co-operative Credit Association Ltd.; founder and treasurer of the Canadian Polish Farband; executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress Board; national recording secretary of the United Radomer Relief, USA and Canada; founder of the Warsaw Lodzer; founder of the Toronto branch of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society; founder of Beth Radom Congregation, and an active Israel Bonds salesman.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Isadore Green.
Subjects
Immigrants--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
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Green was born in 1897, in Kaminka, Poland, the son of Reb Chaim Shochet. In 1913, he immigrated with his family to Toronto, at the age of sixteen. Three years later he married Tilly (née Litowitz) and had three children: Hyman, Beulah and Esther.
Green was an active member of several Jewish organizations and clubs, such as the Palestine Lodge, and was president of the Hebrew National Association (Folks Farein), president of Beth Lida Congregation, vice-president of the Mount Sinai Cemetery Association, vice-president of the Jewish Public Library, vice-president of the College Memorial Chapel , vice-president of the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, and was on the board of directors of the United Jewish Welfare Fund. Green died on 13 May 1977.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of David Green.
Subjects
Immigrants--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
2004-5-148
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-148
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs: b&w ; (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Green family.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains notes, contracts and correspondence related to Ben Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance and to a film script based on the book by Charles Greene.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Green, Isreal
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Green, Isreal
Page Number
299
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2011-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-1-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
ca 1000 photographs
Date
1900-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life and career of Morton Shulman as well as the Saxe family. Included in the Shulman records are photographs and slides, correspondence, newsletters, scripts for The Shulman Files, biographical material, writings and speeches, political constituency material, promotional literature for his books, diplomas and certificates, event invitations, scrapbooks and newsclippings. The Saxe family records consist of photographs, event invitations, diplomas and certificates and biographical material.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Dianne Saxe, the daughter of Morton Shulman and the wife of Stewart Saxe.
Administrative History
Morton Shulman (1925-2000) was a coroner, an MPP, a physician and an all-around controversial public figure.
Morton Shulman was born in Toronto April 2, 1925, son of David Shulman (?-1947) and Netty Wintrope Schwartz (1898-1985). He was educated at North Toronto Collegiate and received an MD from the University of Toronto in 1948. On 30 May 1950, Shulman married Gloria Bossin, daughter of Isadore and Lena Bossin. They had two children, Dianne and Jeffrey.
Shulman began his career by practising medicine and was first appointed to the Coroner's Office in 1952. He became Chief Coroner for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in 1963. Shulman was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1967 as the NDP MPP for Toronto's High Park riding and was e-elected in 1971. Publicly he called himself a "socialist millionaire" and authored several books on investment strategies, including Anyone Can Make a Million (1966), The Billion Dollar Windfall (1972), and How to Invest and Profit from Inflation (1979). He also wrote The Coroner (1971) and Member of the Legislature (1973). Shulman also wrote a regular column for the Toronto Sun and hosted a television show call The Shulman Files (1976-1983) on City-TV.
During the 1960s, Shulman's use of the Office of Chief Coroner to lead crusades against the establishment led to his being removed from the position in 1967. A Royal Commission, led by Mr. Justice William Parker, was struck in 1967 to investigate Shulman's allegations that officials in the Attorney-General's Department had suppressed evidence, funds were being wasted, and discrimination influenced appointments of coroners. In 1970, another commission under Mr. Justice Campbell Grant was struck to investigate Shulman's allegations of improper relationships between some employees of the OPP and particular individuals associated with underground criminal activities. Shulman's career as the outspoken Chief Coroner for Metropolitan Toronto was the inspiration for the CBC dramatic television series Wojeck.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the early 1980s, Shulman was successful in establishing a business and charitable trust to speed up Health Canada's approval and import of Deprenyl, a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. In recognition of his multi-faceted career and public life of advocacy and generosity, Morton Shulman received the Order of Canada in 1993. He died in Toronto on August 17, 2000. ---------------------------------------------
Stewart Saxe is the son of Percy Saxe and Bernice Cohen and the grandson of Morris Saxe, who was responsible for the founding of the Jewish Farm School in Georgetown. Stewart Saxe is currently a lawyer and is married to Dianne (Shulman) Saxe, an environmental lawyer and the daughter of Morty and Gloria Shulman.
Use Conditions
No publication without donor's approval. Morton Shulman's personal correspondence is closed to researchers. Donor must be contacted prior to viewing.
Name Access
Shulman, Morton, 1925-2000
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of legal documentation. Included in the file is a copy of the motion of Kirshenbaum vs Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 5; File 8; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
5
File
8
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (1 negative, 1 slide) ; 18 x 13 cm and 5 x 6 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph depicting David Green presenting at a Passover volunteer banquet.
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 164
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
164
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of the exterior of the Lipa Green Building from the parking lot, and two photographs of the Lipa Green Building at the Bathurst Street entrance. A Nazi ensignia and the words PLO IRAQ and PLO have been spraypainted on the exterior brick. The photos of the Bathurst Street entrance were taken on 21 Jan. 1991.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these photographs. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Architecture
Name Access
Palestine Liberation Organization
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1962]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Green was born 22 September 1898, in Poland, the son of Younison and Rivka Green. He married Toby (née Goldman) and had three children: Goldie, Carl and Jerry.
Green was an active member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was the past president and secretary of the Ostrovtzer Congregation; president of the Adeth Israel Congregation in Oshawa; president of the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society; founder and secretary of the Radomer Co-operative Credit Association Ltd.; founder and treasurer of the Canadian Polish Farband; executive member of the Canadian Jewish Congress Board; national recording secretary of the United Radomer Relief, USA and Canada; founder of the Warsaw Lodzer; founder of the Toronto branch of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society; founder of Beth Radom Congregation, and an active Israel Bonds salesman.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Isadore and Toby Green.
Subjects
Married people
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
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-1979
Physical Description
42 cm of textual records
69 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green (1899–1976) was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, Lipa married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). In 1948, with partner, Arthur Weinstock, he founded the Greenview Construction Company, later to be renamed Greenwin. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business.
Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader and philanthropist in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. He was a strong advocate of the Yiddish language and was involved with many Yiddish committees, both at the local and national levels. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Lipa's son, Harold, before being donated to the OJA in January 1978.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life as well as his professional and philanthropic endeavours. Included are financial documents, event invitations and programs, meeting minutes, photographs, personal, business and organizational correspondence, speeches and writings, a scrapbook, records on a cooperative Jewish summer resort near Pickering, Ontario, as well as some material produced by other organizations and collected by Green during the course of his life. Most of the personal correspondence, speeches and other writings are in Yiddish, including Green's reminiscences on his life in Poland and his Bar Mitzvah. The files have been grouped according to personal records, business records, organizational records and ephemera.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Physical Condition
Some of the photographs are in very poor condition and require conservation work.
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18 for a portrait of Lipa Green.
Arrangement
The records had been previously arranged as MG6 A. Many of the files were kept or combined, but several new files were also created to better reflect the records in the fonds. Several files were also culled as they did not relate to the mandate of the OJA. See the accession record for further information on the culled materials.
Creator
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Accession Number
1978-1-4
2004-5-150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a film script written by Charles Greene but based on Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance. The script contains some handwritten corrections.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Green, Benny (Choony)
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Green, Benny (Choony)
Page Number
700
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of the David Green testimonial dinner. Included in the file is correspondence, names of banquet attendees, seating plans, patron donations, banquet expenditures, a program guide and a record keeping journal.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 5; File 8; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover banquet for volunteers file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
5
File
8
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (1 negative, 1 slide) ; 18 x 13 cm and 5 x 6 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
Identified in the photo standing left to right are Mrs. Raizel and David Green.
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of cards from various charities to Lipa Green after the death of his wife, Fanny. The cards acknowledge donations made, as an expression of sympathy in her memory, by family, friends and organizations. There are also a few sympathy cards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, he married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services. Lipa Green died in December 1976, at the age of 77.
Arthur Weinstock was born in Poland on 10 May 1904. He was married to Lily (née Weinper) and had two daughters: Renée (Hardoon) and Temmy (Latner). He was instrumental in founding the Delight Dress Manufacturing Company, in later years known as Delight Textiles. Weinstock was active in supporting many Jewish organizations in Toronto. He was a founding member of the Toronto chapter of the Israel Bonds Prime Minister's Club, and was a member of the Toronto Bonds Board of Governors. Weinstock died in May 1976, at the age of 72.
Together in 1948, Green and Weinstock founded the Greenview Construction Company. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business, which they renamed Greenwin. Weinstock remained on the board and was chairman of the company at the time of his death.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Lipa Green and Arthur Weinstock.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See accessions 1978-1-4 and 2004-5-150 for more images of Lipa Green.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Sarah Green
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Sarah Green
Number
OH 4
Subject
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Neighborhoods
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
38 minutes 44 seconds
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contOHt the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Sarah Green (née Patlik) grew up living in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. The family home and scrap yard business were both located on Maria Street, which served as the centre for Jewish life in the Junction during the early 1900s. Sarah Patlik was involved with numerous charitable organizations including the Ontario Hospital School of Orilla and the Rubinoff and Naftolin Mishpocha.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Green, Sarah
Geographic Access
Kingston (Ont.)
Maria Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Portland Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Stanley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 4 - Green\OH4_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Bernie Cooperman; Sir Barnett Janner and Morton Reuzen.
Name Access
Bernie Cooperman
Sir Barnett Janner
Morton Reuzen
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
24 Oct. 1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence relating to the Moshe Feinstein Award which was being given to Rabbi Kerzner by the Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem and the Yeshiva of Staten Island.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 184
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
184
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence between Katz and several rabbis in Canada and the U.S. Included are letters from Katz when he served on the executive of Mizrachi Organization of Toronto and letters on the subject of Kashrut in hospitals.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 115
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
115
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 420
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
420
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Rabbi Silberstein, Dayan of Va'c Hungary and founder of the Rabbinical Institute of Sarkad.
Name Access
Silberstein, Rabbi
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Hungary
Accession Number
Acquired 4 April 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 186
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
186
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 242
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
242
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Rabbi Schacter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
93
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs (1 negative) : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits of Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch and Rabbi Felder.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Rabbi portraits file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 93; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Rabbi portraits file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
93
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the archives for permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[between 1940 and 1947]
Scope and Content
The accession consists of two photographs of Reverend Saul Wolf Gringorten and his wife Rachel.
Administrative History
Saul Wolf Gringorten and his wife Rachel Gringorten (née Melnick) were born in Poland in 1876 and 1881 respectively. They moved to Canada in 1910 with their eldest child. They subsequently had five more after their arrival.Their children included Morris, Jennie, Jacob, Esther, Louis, and Isaac.
Rabbi Gringorten served as spiritual leader, teacher, shochet, and mohel for the Brantford Jewish community after his arrival for thirteen years. He then moved to Toronto during the early 1920s and became the principal of a Jewish school. The family lived at 26 Cecil Street at that time and then moved to 393 Markham Street during the late 1920s or early 1930s. He became active in the Jewish community, serving as vice-president of the Sons of Jacob, a board member of the Folks Fareign, and the first trustee of the Old Folks Home.
Rabbi Gringorten and his wife moved to California during the 1940s in order to live in a climate that was better for their health. Rachel passed away in 1947, and the rabbi followed in 1959.
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.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits
Rabbis
Name Access
Gringorten, Saul, Rabbi, 1876-1959
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
6 m of textual records and other material
Date
1939-2000
Scope and Content
The accession consists of records and artifacts created or collected by Rabbi Monson during his career. This includes his annual journals, marriage registers (1939-2000), newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, letters, a vinyl record, and several artifacts. The artifacts include objects of recognition from Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem and from a Negev Tribute in 1977, and items of regalia clothing from the Order of the Masons. There are also two scrapbooks of clippings: one documents Beth Sholom Synagogue in the 1940s, and the other is about the University of Waterloo in the 1960s.
Among the photos in this collection is the confirmation of Iona Feldt (m. Silverberg) daughter of Samuel (Shmeal) Feldt.
Administrative History
Rabbi Monson was born in Ottawa in 1917. He was educated at Yeshiva University and later was ordained by the Rabbinical College of Canada of Montreal in 1939.
He served as a rabbi for Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto from 1939 until 1943. During the war, he served as a Chaplain with the Canadian military until 1945. After his return to Toronto, he founded Beth Sholom Synaogogue and served as rabbi there until his retirement in 1985. During his tenure, he officiated his first bat mitzvah in 1953, introduced a mixed choir to the service, and allowed men and women to sit together in the sanctuary.
Rabbi Monson was a founding member of the Canadian Council for Christians and Jews. Over the years, he served on the Ontario Police Services Commission and many other government committees. He also helped establish Or Yehuda, a community centre for underprivileged Iraqi and Romanian children in Israel. As well, he was also instrumental in the establishment of the University of Waterloo. He organized the Hebrew Association of the Blind, and was named by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to the Board of the Canada Council. He was also active in the Order of the Masons. Finally, Rabbi Monson was a great supporter of Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Centre. Through his persistent efforts, the small hospital he first visited during the Six Day War was transformed into a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
During his career he became widely known as the "people's rabbi", due to his ability to connect with community members from all branches of Judaism as well as non-Jews. He died on July 28, 2008, at 91 years of age. His wife Susan predeceased him and he left behind one child, Judith Waldman.
Descriptive Notes
Associated material note: Library and Archives Canada possesses 30 cm of records created by Rabbi Monson as well.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a lettter to Delta Pacific from Jonas Prince regarding a seminar scheduled at the hotel by known antisemitic couple Greorge and Desiree Green.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Couples
Hotels
Seminars
Places
British Columbia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 136
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
136
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 918
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
918
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print depicting a gathering of rabbis in Brantford, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are:
Rabbi Klein of Guelph, Rabbi Phillip Rosensweig of Kitchener, and Rabbi Pruzinsky of Brantford.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Robert Bierstock. Please credit accordingly.
Subjects
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4939
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4939
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Chaim Weber died on 8 February 1987 in Miami, Florida. He was the husband of Faye and father/father-in-law to Barry and Marsha, Sheryn, and Solomon and Shirey, as well as the grandfather of Mark, Rochelle, and Janna.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Chaim Weber of Pembroke, Ontario. He is pictured standing on a staircase wearing a tallis and holding a prayer book.
Name Access
Weber, Chaim
Subjects
Rabbis
Places
Pembroke (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4940
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4940
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rabbi Chaim Weber died on 8 February 1987 in Miami, Florida. He was the husband of Faye and father/father-in-law to Barry and Marsha, Sheryn, and Solomon and Shirey, as well as the grandfather of Mark, Rochelle, and Janna.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Chaim Weber of Pembroke, Ontario. He is pictured in a suit, standing in front of some bushes.
Name Access
Weber, Chaim
Subjects
Rabbis
Places
Pembroke (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1461
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1461
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rabbi Leviser of Welland, Ontario. He is standing in front of a wooden house.
Name Access
Leviser, Rabbi
Subjects
Rabbis
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
Welland (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 764
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
764
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Rabbi Reuben Slonim. The photo appear to have been copied from a newspaper or some other sort of print publication.
Notes
This photograph is identical to photo #747.
Acquired June 1976.
Name Access
Slonim, Rabbi Reuben
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 747
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
747
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Rabbi Reuben Slonim.
Notes
This photograph is identical to photo #764.
Acquired June 1976.
Name Access
Slonim, Rabbi Reuben
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
105
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper articles and letters written by Rabbi Slonim
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
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
137
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists correspondence from and to Rabbi Pearlson on various issues.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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