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Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Elisha Gelber (1903-1970) was born on November 16th, 1903 in Toronto. His parents were Moses and Sophie Gelber. Eddie married Anna (née David), who later became a prominent obstetrician. Eddie and Anna had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. Eddie died in Jerusalem in 1970.
Eddie received his BA from the University of Toronto in 1925 and his MA from Columbia University in 1929. He was also a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned his Masters of Hebrew Literature. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar, Osgoode Hall in 1934 and the Palestine Bar in 1937. A prominent communal worker, Eddie acted as President of the Zionist Council of Canada, President of the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, President of the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund and honourary vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress during his lifetime.
Name Access
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Subjects
Lawyers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 14 for portrait of Eddie's wife, Dr. Anna Gelber
See Fonds 36 (Edward E. Gelber fonds)
See MG6 E3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ed Gelber, a communal leader, was born on 16 November 1903. He married Anna David and they had three children named Edna, Lynn and David. Gelber was educated as a lawyer and Rabbi, but worked mostly within Jewish organizations as an upper administrator. He was the past president for the Zionist Council of Canada, the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, and the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund. He also held high posts at several other Jewish organizations and devoted his time and energy volunteering for the Jewish community and the cause of Israel. Ed Gelber eventually relocated to Israel.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Edward Gelber and Sam Kronick posing with a JNF certificate at the 1956 Negev dinner.
Name Access
Gelber, Ed
Kronick, Sam
David, Anna
Negev Dinner
Jewish National Fund
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 241
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
241
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph. From left to right are: Eddie Gelber; Sam Zacks and Robert Saunders.
Name Access
Eddie Gelber
Sam Zacks
Robert Saunders
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ed Gelber, a communal leader, was born on 16 November 1903. He married Anna David and they had three children named Edna, Lynn and David. Gelber was educated as a lawyer and Rabbi, but worked mostly within Jewish organizations as an upper administrator. He was the past president for the Zionist Council of Canada, the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, and the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund. He also held high posts at several other Jewish organizations and devoted his time and energy volunteering for the Jewish community and the cause of Israel. Ed Gelber eventually relocated to Israel.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Eddie Gelber at the 1956 Negev dinner in Toronto.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Gelber, Eddie
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
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Mayoral visit to Israel file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-6; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Mayoral visit to Israel file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ed Gelber, a communal leader, was born on 16 November 1903. He married Anna David, and they had three children named Edna, Lynn, and David. Gelber was educated as a lawyer and rabbi but worked mostly within Jewish organizations as an upper administrator. He was the past president for the Zionist Council of Canada, the Hebrew Schools of Toronto, and the Toronto Jewish Welfare Fund. He also held high posts at several other Jewish organizations and devoted his time and energy volunteering for the Jewish community and the cause of Israel. Ed Gelber eventually relocated to Israel.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Min and Phil Givens (left) visiting the "The Garden of Canada Hall" on the grounds of the Jerusalem University with Eddie Gelber (right)
Notes
Photograph is by R. M. Kneller (Jerusalem)
Subjects
Universities and colleges
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
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
2008
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
File consists of promotional material for Chana Rothman's CD Release Party held off-site at the Gladstone Hotel. Also included is an event budget, a bio of the artist, correspondence and a program agenda.
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 356
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
356
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1952
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
1986-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1950]–1958
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Chana Wilder's school documents including graduation certificates (in Yiddish) from Borochov Schools Kindergarten and High Schools and an invitation to the Borochov Schools and Kindergarten graduation. In addition, there is correspondence in Hebrew from the Israel Boy Scouts listing several names and a Jewish National Fund of Canada certificate.
Subjects
Schools
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Davidowitch, Chana
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Davidowitch, Chana
Page Number
422
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, A.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, A.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 Mar. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 14 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eddie Levine served overseas during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Eddie Levine.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 349
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
349
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1962
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
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
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the death of Edward Gelber.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
50
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Admin History/Bio
Moses Gelber (1876–1940) was a businessman and a prominent member of Toronto’s Jewish community in the early 1900s. He was born in Brzezany, Galicia on 1 October 1876 to Nathan Gelber and Rosie Altman. In 1894, he immigrated to Toronto where he and his brother, Louis Gelber, opened a clothing business. After operating this business for twenty-five years, Moses and Louis entered the wool industry. Their company, Gelber Bros. Ltd., was located on 217 Richmond St. West.
In 1901, Moses married Sophie Sparber (1882–1907) and together they had two sons: Israel Gelber (1902–1913) and Edward E. Gelber (1903–1970). In 1907, Sophie gave birth to a stillborn baby and passed away a few days later from an infection related to the birth. Moses was remarried later that year to Sophie Gradinger (1879–1953) of Montreal. They lived in Toronto on 483 Huron Street.
Moses was involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities. For instance, during the First World War, he helped raise funds for Jewish people afflicted by the war in Europe and was vice-president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Moses also had close ties to Canada’s Zionist movement and was vice-president of the Dominion Organization, president of the Central Division of Ontario, and president of Toronto’s Zionist Council. Moses was active in many other Jewish community organizations. He was a member of the board of governors of the University Avenue Synagogue and president of the Talmud Torah and YMHA on Brunswick Avenue. He was also a member of B’nai Zion, IOBB, and the Primrose Club of Toronto. When the Canadian Jewish Congress was formed in 1919, Moses was elected as one of its founding delegates.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a black-and-white photograph of Moses Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Moses
Gelber, Hannah
Subjects
Businesspeople
Philanthropists
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.
Related Material
Accession #2007-6-13
Fonds #45, Item #41 photo#629A
Photo #21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-12-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-12-7
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 key : bronze
Date
1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one ceremonial bronze key to the Brusnwick Ave. Talmud Torah (Toronto Hebrew Free School) presented to Moses Gelber in 1925.
Custodial History
The key was discovered in the former Israeli home of Moses Gelber's son and daughter-in-law Edward E. and Anna Gelber. Sheila Lemonsky purchased the home and all its contents and kept the key for many years before sending it to friends Esme and Elly Gotz in Toronto, who in turn donated it to the OJA.
Administrative History
Moses Gelber (1876-1940) was a businessman and a prominent member of Toronto’s Jewish community in the early 1900s. He was born in Brzezany, Galicia on October 1, 1876 to Nathan Gelber and Rosie Altman. In 1894, he immigrated to Toronto where he and his brother, Louis Gelber, opened a clothing business. After operating this business for twenty-five years, Moses and Louis entered the woolen industry. Their company, Gelber Bros. Ltd., was located on 217 Richmond St. West. In 1901, Moses married Sophie Sparber (1882-1907) and together they had two sons; Israel Gelber (1902-1913) and Edward E. Gelber (1903-1970). In 1907 Sophie gave birth to a stillborn baby and passed away a few days later from an infection related to the birth. Moses was remarried later that year to Sophie Gradinger (1879-1953) of Montreal. They lived in Toronto on 483 Huron St. Moses was involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities. For instance, during the First World War he helped raise funds for Jewish people afflicted by the war in Europe, and was vice-president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Moses also had close ties to Canada’s Zionist movement and was vice-president of the Dominion Organization, president of the Central Division of Ontario, and president of Toronto’s Zionist Council. Moses was active in many other Jewish community organizations. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the University Avenue Synagogue and president of the Talmud Torah and YMHA on Brunswick Avenue. He was also a member of B’nai Zion, I.O.B.B., and the Primrose Club of Toronto. When the Canadian Jewish Congress was formed in 1919, Moses was elected as one of its founding delegates.
Subjects
Dedications
Name Access
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Gelber, Anna, 1907-2007
Gelber, Moses, 1876-1940
Brunswick Ave. Talmud Torah (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
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 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm and 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Arthur Gelber, President of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-13
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
1 name plate
Date
[ca. 1918]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photo of Moses Gelber, his second wife (name unknown) and son Edward. Also included is the name plate of Dr. Anna D. Gelber.
Administrative History
Dr. Anna (nee David) Gelber (1907-2007) was born in Palestine in 1907 and passed away November 20th, 2007. Anna received her Doctor of Science from Sorbonne Univeristy in Paris, France and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. An obstetrician, at one point she worked in the Medical Department of Toronto's Women's College Hospital. Anna was also a prominent communal worker, active as a member of the National Executive Board of the Canadian Hadassah. Anna married Eddie Gelber, a prominent communal worker. They had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. She and Eddie travelled significantly between Israel and Toronto during their marriage.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: See item #50 for a portrait photo of Moses Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Moses
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Gelber, C.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, C.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, G.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, G.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, K.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, K.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, M.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, M.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, R.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gelber, R.
Page Number
614
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1889]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie and Rhoda Scheuer taken in a studio in Toronto in the late nineteenth century. Both children are dressed in overcoats and hats and are posed leaning against a tree trunk. There is a snowy, cottage scene behind the children, used as a backdrop.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Perkins Photographer, 293 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Slightly stained and torn.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1987]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edwin "Eddy" Alan Goodman was born to David Bertram and Dorothy Soble on October 11, 1918. He married Suzanne Dorothy Gross and they had two children named Joanne Ruth and Diane Selena.
He was a barrister and solicitor with Goodman and Goodman along with his father, who was also a prominent barrister. Eddy Goodman was an active leader within the Jewish community. His accomplishments include: Past President of the National Ballet Company; Vice-President of the Progressive Conservative Association of Canada; Past President of University College at the University of Toronto; honorary counsel for United Jewish Welfare Fund; Past President of Toronto Chapter, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University; Director YM-YWHA; and Director, New Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1987, Edwin Goodman was the honourary guest at the Negev Dinner held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Edwin Alan Goodman posing in a photography studio. This photograph may have been taken for Edwin Goodman's Negev Dinner Tribute book in 1987.
Name Access
Goodman, Eddie
Subjects
Lawyers
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
Morris Norman collection
Radio and television scripts series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; Series 3; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Radio and television scripts series
Level
File
Fonds
22
Series
3
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Eddy Edwards Show was a half-hour CBC radio program that ran on Monday nights at 8:30. The cast included Eddy Edwards and Bert MacKay. Music was by Ronald Morgan and the songs were by Georgia Hall. It is possible that Jackie Rae, Canadian singer-songwriter and head of CBC radio and TV variety from 1952 to 1956, was the producer and that Henry Karpus was involved in the script-writing.
Scope and Content
This file consists of one annotated radio script for the Eddy Edwards Show on CBC radio. On the cover page is a note written to Henry Karpus from Jackie Rae, which reads: Harry -- Will you please read this and give me an opinion -- Jackie Rae.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mordecai Gelber (1867–1930) was the older brother of Moses Gelber and Louis Gelber, who were prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. He immigrated to Canada from Galicia, Austria in 1920 with his children Isaac, Rosa, and Abraham. Mordecai’s first wife, Beulah Rotenberg, passed away before he and the children came to Canada. In 1921, he was married to L. Kleinman. Mordecai was a retail grocer at 45 Grange in Toronto. He and his family belonged to the Kiever Shul. Mordecai passed away on 25 April 25 1930 from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of the Mordecai Gelber family.
Name Access
Gelber family
Gelber, Mordecai
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Stulberg, Mrs.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Good.
Places
45 Grange Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
31 Mar. 1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one Jewish National Fund certificate issued to Louis Gelber and Sara (Morris) Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Louis
Gelber, Sara
Jewish National Fund
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
60
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the death of Edward Gelber and the creation of a hostel for immigrants at Ramat Eshkol, an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem. The file also contains an architectural sketch in general view of the Zionist Organization of Canada House in Jerusalem.
Places
Jerusalem
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 95
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
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of minutes of meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Anna (née David) Gelber (1907-2007) was born in Palestine in 1907 and passed away November 20th, 2007. Anna received her Doctor of Science from Sorbonne Univeristy in Paris, France and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. An obstetrician, at one point she worked in the Medical Department of Toronto's Women's College Hospital. Anna was also a prominent communal worker, active as a member of the National Executive Board of the Canadian Hadassah.
Anna married Eddie Gelber, a prominent communal worker. They had three children, Edna, Lynn and David. She and Eddie travelled significantly between Israel and Toronto during their marriage.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Anna Gelber.
Name Access
Gelber, Anna, 1907-2007 (subject)
Subjects
Physicians
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.
Related Material
See also Fonds 80, Series 1-1, Item 13 for portrait of Anna's husband, Mr. Eddie Gelber.
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 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Edward Gelber presenting an award.
Name Access
Edward Gelber
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 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Edward Gelber at a table.
Name Access
Edward Gelber
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
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper article about Eddy Weisblatt who learned to recite his bar mitzvah Torah and Haftorah readings even though he was deaf.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rhoda, Eddie, and Isadore Scheuer. Rhoda is seated at left, Eddie is standing at centre, and Isadore is seated at right.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The card is in poor condition.
The image is scratched.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a baby taken in a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
W. Farmer's Artistic Studio, Hamilton.
Subjects
Infants
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The emulsion and card are damaged.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4485
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4485
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1908]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (hand-tinted) ; 30 x 37 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Chana Leah Levine and her four children. The photograph has been hand tinted with watercolour paint.
Subjects
Children
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
This photograph is in very poor condition. It is cracked and chipped, several large pieces are missing and it has tape residue in several areas.
Places
Germany
Accession Number
1980-1-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4488
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4488
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Children from left to right: Moe; Pearl; Rose; Ida; Harry; Sima.
Name Access
Levine, Joseph
Levine, Chana Leah
Levine, Moe
Levine, Pearl
Levine, Rose
Levine, Ida
Levine, Harry
Levine, Sima
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
1980-1-10
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 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Gelber and Lunenfeld.
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 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the head table during a meeting. Seated at the table are Edward Gelber and Robert Soren.
Name Access
Edward Gelber
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Edward E. Gelber fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Edward E. Gelber fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1914]-1974
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Edward Elisha Gelber (1903-1970), known as Eddie, was a lawyer who practiced in both Toronto and Jerusalem. He was born in Toronto in 1903 to Moses and Sophie Gelber. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto in 1925, his Master of Arts at Columbia University in 1929, his Master of Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and was admitted to the Ontario Bar at Osgoode Hall in 1934, and the Palestine Bar in 1937. He married Anna David, a doctor, and they had three children named Edna, Lynn and David.
Edward was very active within the Jewish community, both here and in Israel. He held positions in several Jewish organizations, including president of the Zionist Council of Canada, president of Toronto's United Jewish Welfare Fund, honourary vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and many others. His wife, Anna, was a member of the National Executive Board of Canadian Hadassah.
Edward and his family alternated between residences in Canada and Israel for many years. He died in Jerusalem in 1970.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Edward Gelber. The records pertain to his personal life, his professional work as a lawyer, and finally, his involvement with several Jewish organizations, including the Zionist Organization of Canada, Hebrew Schools of Toronto, Canadian Jewish Congress, and Hadassah. These records include correspondence, professional notes, newsletters, memoranda, meeting minutes, bulletins, invitations and financial records.
Name Access
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Subjects
Lawyers
Creator
Gelber, Edward E., 1903-1970
Accession Number
See MG6 E3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1887]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a young boy taken in a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Farmer Brothers Photoraphers, Hamilton, Ontario.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The corners of the card are damaged.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm (sight) on card 16 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a young man, probably in Toronto. Eddie is dressed in a suit and is seated cross-legged on a bench in front of a tree. He has a cigarette in his mouth.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
The top right corner of the mount is damaged.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie Scheuer Jr. standing on a beach which is most likely Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. He is wearing a suit and hat and is holding a cigar.
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
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie Scheuer Jr. lying in a deck chair at a beach that was probably Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. He is wearing a suit and hat and has his arms and legs folded. There is a woman lying two chairs over to the left of Eddie and one to the right wrapped in a blanket but only her feet are visible. McCrory's 5 and 10 cent store can be seen in the background.
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
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
52
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph: 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a black-and-white photograph of Mrs. Chaya Fruitman and her niece Mrs. Annie "Chana" Wiseberg in Toronto in 1919.
Notes
There is a negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Fruitman, Chaya
Rosenblatt, Rebecca
Wiseberg, Annie
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
225 Richmond Street West
Source
Landmarks

The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woolens. Their head office was designed by Benjamin Brown and was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woolens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue.
Address
225 Richmond Street West
Time Period
1923-present
Scope Note
The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woolens. Their head office was designed by Benjamin Brown and was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woolens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue.
History
The Gelber Brothers were prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. They were involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities and were active in many Jewish organizations.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Name
Arthur Gelber
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
28 Nov. 1990
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Arthur Gelber
Number
OH 241
Subject
Antisemitism
Arts
Charities
Interview Date
28 Nov. 1990
Quantity
2 cassettes (1 copy)
Total Running Time
1:6 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Digitized 2014
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Biography
Arthur Gelber was born on 22 June 1915 in Toronto. He was educated at Upper Canada College. He married Esther Salomon and had four daughters. Arthur was actively involved in Jewish and general community activity. Among his accomplishments Arthur served as chairman of the National Arts Centre Corporation, chairman of the Advisory Council Ontario Cabinet, past president of the Canadian Conference of the Arts, past president of the National Ballet, Board of Directors of the American Council for the Arts, Ballet Opera House, National Ballet, Stratford Festival, Life Director of the National Theatre School of Canada, Governor of National Theatre School of Canada, Former Honorary Chairman of the Performing Arts Development Fund and Former Governor of York University, Trustee of the AGO, decorated with the Order of Canada, recipient of the Centennial medal in 1967, Diploma D’honneur 1978, Queen’s Jubilee Medal, Vice-President of America-Israel Cultural Foundation,Executive of Canadain Jewish Congress, President of Toronto Zionist Council, President of United Jewish Welfare Fund, second Chairman of the UJA in 1949, Chairman of the United Jewish Relief Agency and Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
United Jewish Relief Agency
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Ontario Arts Council
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories
Level
Item
ID
Item 871
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
871
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the exterior of Eddie Duke's photography studio and store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Duke, Eddie
Subjects
Architecture
Storefronts
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Eddie and Mildred Duke and children, Lorne and Libby from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Duke, Eddie
Duke, Mildred
Duke, Lorne
Duke, Libby
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
2003-12-5
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
11 architectural and technical drawings : 4 blueprints, 7 pencil, 1 hand col., watercolour, 6 on tracing paper, 1 on cardboard ; 51 x 64 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Louis Gelber was born in what is now Austria on November 8, 1880. He immigrated to Canada in 1896, marrying Sarah Leah Morris in 1904. Around this time, he and his brother Moses co-founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which became Gelber Brothers Woollens. The head office was located at 217-225 Richmond St. W. from 1912 until the 1960s.
Mr. Gelber was very active in the Jewish Community and was a founder of the Hebrew Free School, Primrose Club and was president of Goel Tzedek. He died in December 1968 and was survived by his four children.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the home of Mr. Louis Gelber at 133 Lowther Avenue. Included are floor plans, elevation drawings, a colour sketch of the interior and detailing of the living room ceiling, bookcases and mantel.
Notes
Due to the fragility of this material, the description is partially based on Steven Speisman's description.
Physical Condition
Material is fragile and badly torn.
Related Material
See File 49-3-68 for architectural drawings of a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue for the Gelber Brothers.
See File 49-3-91 for architectural drawings of the New Textile Building for the Gelber Brothers at 205 Richmond Street West.
See File 49-3-90 for the architectural drawings of a woolens warehouse for the Gelber Brothers at 355-359 Adelaide Street West.
See File 49-3-46 for architectural drawings and plans of a service station for the Gelber Brothers at the corner of Richmond and Simcoe streets.
Places
Lowther Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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