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Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
68
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 818
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
818
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Administration series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Administration series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the Sharon Chapter and Canada's Hadassah-WIZO. The bulk of the correspondence is regarding Hadassah projects and events and the Sharon Chapter's finances.
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 275
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
275
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 355
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
355
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 438
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
438
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 103
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
103
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the Hadassah Choir during a performance.
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 102
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
102
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, lists of Toronto Hadassah executive (1964-1965), flyers for the Toronto Hadassah Choir, a copy of the programme for the 21st national biennial convention, and a copy of the programme for the Tribute Dinnner for Betty Zweig.
Name Access
Betty Zweig
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 167
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
167
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of programmes and financial statements documenting Sharon Chapter's event, An Evening With Hadassah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one Hadassah recipes sheet which was likely distributed during a Sharon Chapter bazaar. Recipes include: potato pancakes, noodle pudding, cabbage rolls, and cheese blintzes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1639
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1639
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a table of women at an Ottawa Hadassah Convention. From left to right: Adeline Levine, Ruth Swartz, Sylvia Cherney, Bea Collis, and Bernice Henry (Toronto).
Name Access
Ottawa Hadassah Convention
Levine, Adeline
Swartz, Ruth
Cherney, Sylvia
Collis, Beatrice
Henry, Bernice
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Date
[1915?-1995]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records from Peterborough's Hadassah chapter, including minute books 1951-1995; donation books 1960-1989; records from the 10th Annual Antique Sale, 1979; a notebook and scrapbook from the 1963 Bazaar; a clippings and photos file, 1915-1983; one poster on Hadassah-WIZO; and the guestbook from the 1974 Golden Anniversary dinner. There is also a copy of the 50th Anniversary commemorative book, Golden Jubilee: Canadian Hadassah-WIZO 1917-1967.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
42 photographs : col. ; 10 x 16 cm
Date
29 Oct. 2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 42 photographs of the 84th and final Toronto Hadassah Wizo Bazaar. The bazaar was held on 29 Oct. 2008 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. The photographs document the various booths, the attendees of the bazaar, as well as the cake, archival display and speakers at the "Bazaar Memories" booth.
Custodial History
The photographs were taken by Judi Ghert and then donated to the Archives on 12 November 2008.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1130
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1130
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Nov. 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Hadassah bazaar in Brantford, Ontario. The photo depicts a large crowd of women gathered around a rack of coats for sale. Individuals pictured include Hilda Gordon, Rita Abeles, Rae Gazer, Trudy Katz and Rose Brown.
Notes
Reproduction restriction note: Original photograph owned by the Brantford Expositor.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1132
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1132
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a Hadassah event in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of women standing or seated on a stage, next to a woman speaking into a microphone. She is holding a book with the title: This is your life Hadassah 1959.
Standing, left to right: Lena Rotberg, Clara Freedman, Terese Zwetchkenbaum, Edith Kanter, Anne Tulchinsky.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. (Rabbi) Michael Rosenberg, [Cealy] Willinsky, Evelyn Pearlman.
Notes
Acquired on June 28, 1976.
Name Access
Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada
Subjects
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of resolutions presented by Hadassah-Wizo and ZOC. It also contains correspondence between Hadassah-Wizo representatives and members of ZOC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Canadian Hadassah-Wizo members asking why they must become members of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, correspondence between the national executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Hadassah executive, correspondence concerning the Hadassah choir, a list of executive members, minutes of meetings, copies of the bulletin "Beema", and an invitation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of The State of Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Toronto Hadassah Reporter series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 71; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Toronto Hadassah Reporter series
Level
Series
Fonds
71
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-2004
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The first edition of the Toronto Hadassah Reporter was published in September 1937 by the Toronto Hadassah Council. The mandate of this periodical was stated to be “A new venture to present to members the doings of the chapters, the plans of it’s council, and Jewish news of importance all over the world.” In 1991 the editor’s responsibility was described as “Informing membership of current projects and recording past successes.” In 1998 the readership was reminded that the Reporter functions to make them aware of every activity at every level of WIZO
From the early years of publication, from 1937 through to the end of the Second World War, current events reports from countries and cities around the world kept readers informed about Jewish issues and war efforts. The founding of the State of Israel in 1948, and subsequent developments there was a major theme. Subsequent topics of historical significance included Expo 67 in Montreal, Soviet Jewry in the 1970s and 1980s, the American Bicentennial in 1976, and Camp David in 1978.
WIZO’s strong affiliation with other community organizations is well documented. These organizations include the Toronto branches of Jewish National Fund, Israel Bonds, Hebrew University, and Young Judaea. Activities of the United Jewish Appeal, Jewish Vocational Service, Jewish Family and Child Service, B’Nai Brith Women, the Jewish Book Fair, and others were also promoted.
The coverage of internal Hadassah activities was very thorough. Conventions, yearly bazaars, fund raising events, financial reports, listings and biographies of officers and executives, chapter histories, and the development of Hadassah’s own archive, as well as reports from members visiting Israel and other countries around the world, are some of the highlights. Cultural topics include book reviews and advertisements for lectures.
A prominent feature is the listing in almost every issue of the Life Members, and since 1972, Male Life Associates, as well as “Specific Gifts” donors to such projects as Youth Aliyah, Hadassim, Asaf Harofe Hospital, Hebrew University Medical Centre, and Project Enrichment.
The Reporter served a financial role by including ads for local businesses in the early editions, and from 1954 on, by promoting the commercial ventures
Scope and Content
The series consists of a collection of periodicals called the Toronto Hadassah Reporter, covering the years 1937 to 2004.
From 1937 to 1955 the Reporter was published monthly. The collection is not complete for these years, with an average of seven to eight issues missing per year. During the years 1956 to 1969 an average of six editions was published. From 1970 to 2000 the number of issues varied from three to five. During 2000 to 2004 the frequency stabilized at four per year, of which half are missing. Due to the frequently changing publication schedule it is not possible to know with certainty which issues are not included.
Files in this series have been arranged in chronological order.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains three editions of Canadian Hadassah Bulletin: November 1924, December 1924, and January 1925 (numbers 30, 31, and 32). The bulletins feature news from Palestine, and reports on Hadassah chapter activities in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4803
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4803
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Possibly Eaton Auditorium.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca.1960]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program 'Festival of Song' put on by Toronto Hadassah. The guest of honour was Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg.
Custodial History
There is no information of the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
Rabbi Feinberg was the lead rabbi of Holy Blosom Temple from 1943 to 1961.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Nonprofit organizations
Rabbis
Name Access
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the two winners of the Hadassah Wizo Esther Awards in 1966, holding their trophies, along with two of the presenters. Pictured from left to right are Mary Berer of the Negev chapter (winner), Mrs. Mimi Wise of the Rishon chapter (presenter), [unidentified] of the Adena chapter (winner), and Mrs. M. Kert (presenter).
Notes
Photographer unknown.
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
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group photograph of members of the Rishon Chapter. The members are seated and standing in a board room of a hotel or synagogue. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Rose Green, Mae Spencer, [unidentified], Florence Rother, Sylvia Roth, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mollie Alexandroff, [unidentified], [unidentified], Beulah Eckler, Gladys Sagman, [unidentified], Evelyn Florence, Sybil Gordon, Lil Feldman (m. Rotstein), Helen Glazer, Sylvia Cummings.
Front row, left to right: Leah Bassett, Debby Alter, Shirley Taylor, Tamara Rosen, Helen Tator, Clara Stein, Dene Eckler, Hilda Young, Bernice Singer, Mimi Wise, Sadie Wise, Bess Yolleck, Lil Topp, [unidentified], [unidentified], Alice Samuels, [unidentified], Elinor Moses.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
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
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
29
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
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 the first Hadassah bazaar, held at Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario. The photo depicts several women looking at item for sale on various tables set up in the synagogue's meeting space. The conveners for the bazaar were L. Rothberg and Mrs. Shooman, and the Hadassah chapter president at the time was Sadie Stren.
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
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 1131
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1131
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Nov. 1958
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of women at a Hadassah bazaar in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts the women gathered near a rack of coats for sale.
Notes
Reproduction restriction note: Original photograph owned by the Brantford Examiner.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a speech Ben Dunkelman gave at Toronto's Temple Sinai for the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto Spring General Meeting on 18 April 1977. In the speech, Dunkelman refers to Hadassah, Youth Aliyah and to Israeli politics. The item includes a name tag with Dunkelman's name on it.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 7; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
7
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes, a clipping and a speech in connection with Ben Dunkelman's role as a speaker at the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto Spring General Meeting on 18 April 1977.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a membership list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
71
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1924-2006
Physical Description
11 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The first Canadian chapter of Hadassah was established in Toronto in 1916. Subsequent chapters emerged in other large Canadian cities thereafter. In 1919 several chapters organized to form the Hadassah Organization of Canada. And in 1921, Hadassah Canada joined the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO), and subsequently changed its name to Hadassah-WIZO. The original goal of Hadassah was to raise funds for refugees in Eastern Europe. Later on, their mandate shifted to that of providing money and support for the Jews in Israel. Although it spent a great deal of time and resources raising funds for this cause, Hadassah-WIZO was a philanthropic organization that encouraged productivity rather than charity.
Today, Hadassah-WIZO is the largest organization of Jewish women in Canada. In addition to providing Jewish women with an opportunity to liaise with other women from the community and volunteer for a worthy cause, this organization also promotes some important national and international goals. These goals include: encouraging Jewish and Hebrew culture in Canada; extending the material and moral support of Jewish women in Canada to the people of Israel who require assistance; and cooperating with other organizations in the promotion of Canadian ideals of democracy.
The records in this fonds were created by the Toronto chapter of Hadassah-WIZO. The Toronto chapter is not only the oldest, but also one of the largest and most active affiliates of the 304 Hadassah-WIZO chapters in Canada. Some of the activities that it sponsors include the famous annual bazaar, which was started in 1924 and is one of the largest in North America. They also contribute to the support of a host of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO initiatives in Israel which include: the Nahalal School, the Netanya Technological High School, the Hadassim Children and Youth Village, several day care centres, women’s and youth clubs, the Hadassah-WIZO Canada Research Institute, and two medical centers. The Toronto chapter in particular sponsors youth aliyah, and raises funds and honours important volunteers through the organization of tribute dinners, golf tournaments, and other events. Finally, this chapter is also responsible for producing the Hadassah Reporter, which is the newsletter that documents the activities of the Toronto chapter.
Custodial History
The records were acquired from the main Hadassah office on Sheppard Ave.
Scope and Content
The records in this fonds document the activities of Toronto Hadassah-WIZO. They include the Hadassah magazine the Reporter as well as the national publication Orah. The fonds also consists of photographs, minutes of meetings, certificates, press clippings, correspondence, audio-visual material, posters and scrapbooks.
Notes
Associated material note: The Library and Archives of Canada also possesses material created by members of Toronto Hadassah.
Name Access
Toronto Hadassah-Wizo
Creator
Toronto Hadassah-Wizo (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
71
Material Format
object
Date
[1982]
Physical Description
1 button ; 75 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a large red and white button with the CHW logo, a happy face and the words "Happiness is Helping!" in white lettering. A sticker on the back of the button says "Convention '82."
Creator
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to The Hadassah Chapters of Toronto Lag B'Omer Reception and Tea, 1924.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1953-2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the London Hadassah-WIZO Council, predominantly under the direction of Patricia Alpert. Included are minutes of council meetings, London Jewish city directories, and a small number of negatives and CD-ROMs. In addition to London activity, the collection also includes communication and direction received from the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO headquarters.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Alpert, Patricia Joy, 1931-2001
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Rosenberg, Hadassah
Rosenberg, Rabbi Stuart
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
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
90
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1918-1981, predominant 1952-1973
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records (4 v.)
16 microfiches of textual records
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Canada’s third chapter of Hadassah was organized in Brantford on January 2, 1918 by Mrs. Anna Selig (m. Raginsky) and sponsored by Mrs. Leah Lazarus primarily to assist with Canada’s war effort. In 1919, it joined with other Canadian chapters to form the Hadassah Organization of Canada. By 1921, Hadassah Canada had merged with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and changed its name to Hadassah-WIZO. In 1929, the Brantford chapter adopted the name Rose of Sharon, but abbreviated it to the Sharon Chapter of Hadassah.
As a member of Hadassah-WIZO, the Sharon Chapter shared its mandate of financially and socially supporting the peoples of Israel and promoting Jewish culture and ideals in Canada. Following the national organization’s mandate, its administration consisted of two levels: a general membership and an executive committee. The general membership voted on all issues and activities, while the executive committee ensured all tasks were completed. Although the chapter initially only elected one president, it began electing three presidents in 1943.
Mrs. Sam Fox served as the chapter’s first president over the charter membership of 30 women. Membership initially remained fairly constant, but grew to 92 members by 1962. All members paid annual dues, of which a small portion was used to pay the chapter’s expenses with the remainder being forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to pay administrative costs and donations.
Some of the fundraising activities Sharon Chapter organized include an annual birthday party (started in 1925), an annual bazaar (started in 1952), sewing circles, pot lucks, tea and garden parties, rummage and auction sales, and showers. The funds and other goods accumulated from these events were forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to support various Hadassah-WIZO projects, such as Youth Aliyah and the Acco Baby Creche. The Sharon Chapter also supported local projects, such as, assisting new immigrants, and entertaining servicemen at the local canteen during the Second World War.
The population of Brantford’s Jewish community began declining after the 1960s as younger generations moved to larger cities and were followed by their parents after retirement. By 1999, the Sharon Chapter’s membership had fallen to 24 women and meetings were being held only once a year. The Sharon Chapter likely closed around 2001; the same year that dwindling resources and membership forced the closure of Brantford’s synagogue, Congregation Beth David.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities, finances, special programs and fundraising events of Brantford’s Sharon Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, ledgers, annual budgets, remittance forms, financial bulletins, financial statements, certificates, invitations, lists, notebooks, programmes, reports, recipes, speeches, news clippings, an auditorium lease, a contract, a theatrical script, and pledge cards.
Fonds has been arranged into five series: 1. Meetings; 2. Special projects and events; 3. Annual Bazaar; 4. Finance and accounting; and, 5. Administration. One item and one file are attached to the fonds-level.
Notes
Physical extent note: fonds was reduced from ca. 50 cm to 22 cm. See accession 2001-10-3 for further information about the culled material.
Name Access
Sharon Chapter
Hadassah-Wizo
Brantford
Subjects
Charities
Children
Related Material
For additional OJA records documenting the Sharon Chapter, see Sadie Stren fonds 78 and the Congregation Beth David fonds 88.
For additional OJA Hadassah-WIZO records, see Toronto Hadassah fonds 71, accessions 1996-11-1, 2008-3-3, and 2009-8-6.
For additional OJA records related to Brantford families and other Jewish organizations, such as the B'nai Brith lodge, please see accession #2001-10-3; #2009-7-1, 1978-11-4, 1977-8-16, 1992-8-3, 1980-1-14, 1978-1-2, 2008-7-1, photo# 109, photo# 755, and photo #758.
See also the Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada fonds at Library and Archives Canada, reference #R3454-0-7-E.
Accession Number
2001-10-3
1979-9-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one certificate proclaiming the month of September 1976 as the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO month. The certificate is signed by the Mayor of Brantford, Charles R. Bowen.
Physical Condition
The certificate is glued to a sheet of paper.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
30 May 1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of members of the Leah Chapter of Haddassah at a social gathering (likely unrelated to Hadassah business). Identified is:
Standing (left to right): Kati Lichtman, Oli Mittelman, Edo Werner, Irene Ehrenfeld, Kato Juretsky, Magda Fleischmann, Feri Fleischmann, Vica Barton, Miriam Rosenthal, Georgina Rigor, Agi Berk.
Seated (left to right): Rozi Ehrenfeld, Clara Reitman, and Eva Halas.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the possession of Lilian Rosenthal, the niece of Ella Fleishmann. She donated the photograph c/o her cousin Esther Halevi (the daughter of Lilian).
Administrative History
The Leah Chapter of Hadassah was founded by Ella Fleischmann in honour of her mother Leah Schwarcz who perished in the Holocaust.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mimi Wise helped found the chapter in 1948, following Israeli independence. The meeting took place at the home of Dr. Sydney and Mimi Wise, located at 19 Forest Ridge Drive in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Rishon Chapter of Hadassah Wizo meeting. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Evelyn Florence, Florence Rother, Clara Stein, Dene Eckler, Malka Kagan, Sybil Gordon, Alice Samuels, [unidentified], [Sylvia Miller], Lil Rotstein, [?] Shusterman, Bess Yolleck, [unidentified], Elinor Moses, Doris Nefsky, Mimi Wise.
Second row, left to right: [Eva Woolf], Beulah Eckler, Leah Bassett, Roslyn Eisen, [unidentified], Zelda Kaplan, Myra Schwartz, Molly Alexandroff, Helen Glazer, Bernice Singer, Hilda Young.
Third row, left to right: Gladys Sagman, Lil Morrison, Marilyn Willer, [unidentified], Helen Tator, Lil Topp, Rose Green, Sadie Wise, Frances Basen, Sylvia Roth.
Front row, left to right: Florence Donnenfield, Sylvia Cummings, May Spencer, Debby Slter, Jewel Schwartz.
Sylvia Miller and Eva Woolf were twin sisters and could be misidentified in this photograph.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
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
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
30
Material Format
object
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1985-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-12
Material Format
text
Physical Description
6 volumes
Date
1928-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various issues of the Naomi Chapter cook book. The 1928 and 1934 issues contain handwritten notes, newsclippings, and marginalia.
Custodial History
The 1928 cookbook (and possibly the others) belonged to Helen Merker Stanway (her last name was previously Steinberg before it was changed to Stanway). The donor saw the book for sale at her friend's garage sale and took it for the OJA. Her friend was the daughter of Helen.
MG_RG
MG 2 J 1i
Subjects
Community cookbooks
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3002
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Varsity Arena
Subjects
Bazaars (Charities)
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
1978-1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph taken on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Rishon Chapter of Hadassah Wizo. The photograph is of a group of chapter members standing on the front steps of a house. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Leah Bassett, Sybil Gordon, Myra Schwartz, Gerry Zimmerman, Malka Kagan, Myra Callander.
Second row, left to right: [unidentified], Sylvia Roth, Bernice Singer, [unidentified], Marilyn Willer, [unidentified], Gladys Sagman, [unidentified].
Third row, left to right: Pearl Harnick, Beulah Eckler, Jewel Schwartz, Debby Alter, Mimi Wise, [unidentified], [unidentified].
Fourth row, left to right: Sadie Wise, [unidentified], Alma Baker, Clara Stein, [unidentified], Helen Shoichet, [unidentified], [unidentified], Lil Rotstein, [unidentified]/.
Front row, left to right: Dene Eckler, Florence Rother, Rose Green, Tamara Rosen, Lil Topp, Frances Basen, Bess Yolleck, May Spencer, Helen Glazer.
Notes
Please see accession form to confirm identification.
Photographer unknown.
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
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg)
Date
1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scanned photograph of the Queen Esther chapter of Hadassah executive in 1964.
Identified, back row: Bessie Brown, Etta Zacks, Miriam Kumer, Bessie Roseman, Esther Goldstein, Lena Highman, Raizel Rosen, Elsie Orzy, Dora Siderson. Front Row: Nellie Norris, Pearl Atkins, Bertha Brown, Rebeccah Taraday, Jennie Ballos, Bella Sklar.
Administrative History
The Queen Esther Hadassah chapter in Kitchener was formed in 1926 by Mrs. Levine, wife of the rabbi. Most of the women in the community joined the new group, and many of them were still members fifty years later. The chapter had monthly meetings where the women met for discussion and planning of activities to raise money for Palestine. After the Second World War, the focus turned to support of Israel's orphanages, hospitals, hostels, and training centres for women. The first Hadassah Bazaar was held in 1962 and quickly became a successful and popular community event. As the years passed, the chapter collaborated more and more with the synagogue sisterhood. At one time Kitchener had three Hadassah chapters and a central Council, but since the 1980s these have dwindled. Today there is a single chapter in the city.
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Shirley Gold, who wrote on behalf of the Rose Dunkelman Chapter of Hadassah in Niagara Falls, Ontario, inviting Ben to be the chapter's guest speaker at its upcoming 35th anniversary.
Notes
For more information about Rose Dunkelman, please see the Rose Dunkelman Fonds.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rabbi Stuart E. and Hadassah Rosenberg at the Negev dinner held in Bert Godfrey's honour. Rabbi Rosenberg was a guest speaker for the event.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Rosenberg, Rabbi Stuart E.
Rosenberg, Hadassah
Godfrey, Bert
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 1339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a Hadassah convention banquet at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
Original photo by A.B.C. News Pictures, 87 King St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
File
Fonds
90
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Oct. 1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an agenda and committe list for the central Ontario regional conference of Hadassah. The conference was held at the Inn of the Jolly Baron in Brantford and Mrs. Tulchinsky was Regional Vice-Chairman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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