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Level
Item
ID
Item 446
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
446
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Samuel Strauss on a bicycle on Bellwoods Avenue,
Name Access
Struass, Samuel
Subjects
Boys
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
Bellwoods Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
1 photograph: b&w ; 35 x 25 cm
Date
1899-[ca. 1903]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Dr. Samuel Lavine's certification from the State Board of Medical Colleges of New Jersey and and the Board of Medical Registration and Examination, State of Ohio. Also included is one photograph believed to be of Samuel and Ida Lavine.
Custodial History
Donor found items among her mother's papers, donor was Samuel Lavine's great-granddaughter.
Administrative History
Dr. Samuel Lavine (1874-1959) was the first Jewish doctor to practice in Toronto. He graduated from Trinity University Medical School in 1899. Understanding that Jewish practitioners had little future in Toronto, he moved to the United States and received his medical certification in New Jersey and Ohio. However, he returned to Toronto one year later and opened an office at John and Adelaide Streets. He was known for making house calls on his bicycle. Dr. Lavine was also part of the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society, and became the first Jewish Lodge doctor in 1907. In 1909, he helped found, and later remained active in, the Free Jewish Dispensary. As of 1911 he lived at 159 Beverly Street. After 1922 he lived and practiced at 30 Dunvegan Road. The building was designed by Benjamin Brown. By 1931, Lavine's practice was located at 2 Wells Hill. Around 1903 he married Ida (nee Levy? Levi?) (1880-1958), and they had two daughters, Ruth (Levinson) and Helen (Sterling), and a son Bernard. Helen's husband, Theodore "Ted" Sterling, is said to be the first Jewish stockbroker.
Subjects
Physicians
Name Access
Lavine, Samuel, 1874-1959
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 774
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
774
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photographic portrait of Dr. Samuel B. Hurwich of Toronto.
Notes
Original photograph by Famous Studio.
Acquired in June 1976.
Name Access
Hurwich, Dr. Samuel B.
Subjects
Portraits
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
122
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]-1970
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photograph of Maurice Strauss, former Belgium weightlifting champ, pressing weights in the Bloor and Spadina "Y" gymnasium.
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
2013-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-11-1
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
27 photographs : b&w and col. (26 tiff) ; 21 x 26 cm
1 document (electronic)
Date
1948-[198-], predominant 1948-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists predominantly of photographs documenting the athletic career and family life of Maurice Strauss. Included are photos of Maurice performing gymnastic stunts and with his family in Belgium prior to coming to Canada, Maurice with his wife and children in Ontario, and shots of Maurice practicing his weightlifting and competing at various locations across Ontario including, the Brunswick Y, the Bloor YMHA (now known as the Miles Nadal Community Centre), and the Northern Y (now the Prosserman Centre on the Sherman campus). Also included are images of Maurice in Israel at the Maccabiah Games and shots of his son, Joel, competing in various weightlifting competitions. Finally, accession also includes a memoir in which Maurice recounts his memories of living in German occupied Belgium during the Second World War.
Identified in the photographs are: Maurice Strauss, Ruth Strauss, Dave Strauss, Daniel Strauss, Joel Strauss, Ida Strauss, Urin Strauss, Helen Strauss, George Chuvalo, Nate Mudrick (?), and Sherwin Desser.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Daniel Strauss, Maurice's son.
Administrative History
Maurice Strauss, a weightlifting champion, was born in Poland in 1929. At age 2, he moved to Brussels with his parents and older sister. A younger brother was born in Brussels. Like his father, Maurice eventually became a tailor. His father made strategic moves to protect the family--sending of Maurice's sister to work as a maid for a gentile family. Maurice wa able to move around freely by using the papers of a friend who was shot. His youngest brother did not make it out alive--he died of Tuberculosis in the concentration camps. Maurice, his sister, and parents came to Toronto in 1929.
Eventually Maurice opened up Sunny Cleaners at Sunnyside. In 1964, he opened a menswear store at Yonge and Eglinton called Maurice Menswear. He had acumen as a businessman despite his grade 7 education. He owned 3 laundry mat locations
He married Ruth Speigel in 1956. She was from a cultured family. Maurice went on to university as he felt that this was important. He studied business and French and received an Honours degree. He attempted to go to Teachers College but didn't get in. He did, however, received a business degree at age 58. At age 60, he taught at a high school in Etobicoke and also taught at CHAT.
His weightlifting career began in Brussels and when he came to Toronto, he was at an advantage because of his European training which was more advanced than Canada's athletic training. When he arrived in Toronto, he worked out at the YMHA on Brunswick and then at the newly opened YMHA at Bloor. He also coached weightlifting there.
The family was raised in the Bathurst Manor on Baycrest Ave, where Maurice bought a home in 1957. Maureice had 3 sons. While the children grew up, they went to the Bathurst JCC regularly. "It was their religion," according to son Daniel. Son, Joel was also a successful weightlifter and participated in the commonwealth games.
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
2018-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records and graphic material
1 photo album
Date
1942-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Strauss family. Included are: an invitation to a testimonial dinner in honour of Carl Strauss (1965), family photographs, interviews with Nathan Strauss (1983 and 1986), family trees, certificates for Naomi Fay Strauss, and a photo album made by Irene Strauss for her father.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Aviva Shiff Boedecker, the daughter of Naomi Fay Shiff (née Strauss).
Administrative History
Nathan Strauss was born on 8 July 1906 in Brooklyn, New York to Carl and Rose Strauss (née Rosen). In 1910, Nathan and his family immigrated to Toronto. The family lived on Benale Street for a short time before moving to Manning Avenue.
Nathan attended Manning Avenue Public School from 1911-1918. In 1918, he began attending Parkdale Collegiate Institute. In 1921, he began his postsecondary studies at University of Toronto, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1925. From 1925-1928, he trained as a lawyer at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Nathan began practicing law soon after graduating from Osgoode Hall. He founded a law firm and was active in the profession until his retirement in 1994.
Nathan also volunteered in the legal field. In 1961, he was elected president of the County of York Law Association. One year later, in 1962, he became bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Sixteen years later, in 1978, he became life bencher.
Nathan married twice. His first wife, Lena Fisher, died in 1952. His second wife was Dr. Lilly Offenbach Strauss. He had two children: Albert and Irene. Nathan died on 22 November 1999.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: JPEG and TIFF copies are available for many of the photographs.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Strauss (family)
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Adele Strauss' mother or grandmother was Oda Scheuer's sister (née Struass).
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait taken of Adele Strauss in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Eckerson and Millman, Hamilton, Ontario.
Subjects
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
Good.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1983-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-2-1
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 ribbons
Date
1939-1940
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a dues notebook which belonged to Samuel Samuels. The books contain listings in Hebrew of contributers to a building fund, entries written in Yiddish of family lifecycle events, telephone numbers and addresses with numbers in English, as well as ribbon badges for a United Palestine Appeal Committee (1939), a Ontario Zionist Regional Conference (1940), and a Canadian Jewish Congress Annual Conference (1940).
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 443
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
443
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on board ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is an original photograph of Carl and Rose (Rosen) Strauss and (L-R) (Dr.) Samuel, (Dr.) Harry, and Nathan. Mr. Strauss was a plasterer and one of the founders of the Workmen's Circle in Toronto.
Notes
A negative is available. .
Name Access
Strauss, Carl
Strauss, Rose
Strauss, Samuel
Strauss, Harry
Strauss, Nathan
Workmen's Circle
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 444
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
444
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1914
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a photograph of Ida Strauss, aged 1.5 years.
Name Access
Strauss, Ida
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 2; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Residential building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
2
File
22
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1921-1922
Physical Description
71 architectural drawings : pencil, some hand col. pencil crayon, some on tracing paper ; 89 cm length or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Samuel Lavine was the first Jewish Doctor to practice in Toronto. He graduated from Trinity University Medical School in 1899 and opened up a practice shortly thereafter. He was one of a group of doctors that helped fulfill the medical needs of the largely immigrant Jewish community.
Scope and Content
File consists of several different schemes for a two or three storey dwelling and garage for Dr. Samuel Lavine at 30 Dunvegan Road. Floor plans, elevations, sketches, sections and detailing of the interior, windows and porch are included.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description is partially based on Speisman's earlier item level descriptions.
Drawings are in six seperate rolls.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile, some are torn.
Places
Dunvegan Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 470
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
470
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rose Strauss in Minsk, Russia
Name Access
Strauss, Rose
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
Russia
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 454
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
454
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Strauss (left) and Anna Kernerman beside a car on Lakeshore Boulevard, Toronto.
Notes
Inscription on front: "Snappy car, eh what? Lakeshore Blvd. April/28".
Name Access
Kernerman, Anna
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Automobiles
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
Lake Shore Boulevard (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3278
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3278
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1907]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This photograph shows Dr. Lou Harris as a baby.
Name Access
Harris, Lou
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 447
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
447
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Strauss (Rogers) as a young girl standing in front of 137 Bellwoods Ave., Toronto
Name Access
Rogers, Ida
Strauss, Ida
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.
Places
Bellwoods Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 489
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
489
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1899]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 12 and 9 x 12
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph William Samuel on the occassion of his bar mitzvah.
Name Access
Samuel, William
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 133
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
133
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Godfrey was the chairman of the board and the first life director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Scope and Content
This file consists of a eulogy for Samuel Godfrey and five photographs. There are three copies of a Karsh portrait, one photo of Godfrey at a banquet table and one photo of Godfrey with the Hebrew Club for the Blind.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Jewish communal portraits file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Jewish communal portraits file
Level
Item
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sam Sable.
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 3
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
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1967
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 132
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
132
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1955
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 195
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
195
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
2013-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w with watercolour retouching ; 26 x 41 cm
Date
[ca. 1906]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a portrait of Samuel Helpert of Sudbury, shortly after arriving from Minsk, Russia. The photograph was originally a glass plate negative that was blown-up and printed. Watercolours were then used to colourize the image and as a way of emphasising the contrast and other features that were lost during the printing process.
Administrative History
Samuel Helpert was the paternal great uncle of the donor. He was born in Minsk, Russia and immigrated to Canada where he lived in Sudbury and Toronto.
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
Portraits
Name Access
Helpert, Samuel
Places
Russia
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1917-1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Samuel Berger and his family. Included is Sam's marriage certificate, wedding invitation, naturalization certificates, and pay book and discharge papers from the First World War. Also included is a copy of the birth certificate for Sam's wife, Rebecca (nee Rotenberg) and a newsclipping of the obituary for Rebecca's father, Lazar Rotenberg.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Goldie Berger, the daughter-in-law of Samuel Berger and wife of Leonard Berger.
Administrative History
Samuel Berger enlisted in the Canadian army in Oct. 1918. He was discharged in Dec. 1918. He married Rebecca Rotenberg in 1917.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-10-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 250 photographs (3 albums) : b&w and col. ; 53 x 43 cm and smaller
9 cm of textual records
Date
(191-)-(197-), 1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Title, Samuels and Fishman families. Included are family photographs, and photos related to involvement with philanthropy and industry, materials related to Reliable Toy Company, Forest Hill Collegiate "Forester" year books, a land deed for the Ansheir Yoisher Misrachi Synagogue in Welland, news clippings relating to Alex Samuels death, a Holy Blossom "Tempelite" year book, a Crown Bakery Bread promotional item, a wedding menu from the marriage of Molly Fishman and Harry Title, Molly Fishman's high school diplomas and JNF certificates. There are a number of photos of the Fishman and Title families in Welland and the United States, photos of the Crowland Volunteer Fire Department with Sam and Frank Fishman, Turk family albums with Moishe Turk and Eva Fishman, an album of a sefer torah dedication to Baycrest Hospital in memory of Leah Fishman, photos of the Samuels family, their trip to Israel, promotional photos from the Reliable Toy Company, Beth Tzedec founding board photos, and B'nai Brith Women photos.
Administrative History
Samuel (ca. 1882-1929, Russia) and Gussie (nee Moscovitz) (b. ca.1884, Romania) Fishman, immigrated to Welland Ontario from Romania. Both arrived to the USA as teenagers sometime around the turn of the century. Samuel and Gussie were married in the USA and by 1920 immigrated with their young family to the historic township of Crowland in Welland County. Here they opened and operated a men's clothing store. Together they had six children, Molly (b. 1909, USA), Abe (b. 1911, USA), Morris (b. 1916, USA), Ruth (b. 1915, USA), Ann (b. 1920, Ontario) and Ethel. Morris married Pauline and lived in St. Catherines, Ruth married Nate Oelbaum and lived in Tucson Arizona, Anne married Alec Rothman and lived in Port Colborne, Ethel married Eddie Matchtinger and lived in Toronto and Abe never married. Yeva Fishman, the niece of Samuel Fishman married Morris Turk. Her father was (Frank Fishman?) and her mother was Sara Leah Fishman. Molly Fishman married Harry Title (Teitelebaum) (b. ca. 1903). They had three children, Greta (nee Title) Greisman, Sandra (nee Title) Samuels and Stephen (m. Carole Hillman, niece of Ben Hillman). Harry Teitelbaum is the son of Israel and Frumeth Teitelbaum. He was born in Gdansk Poland (b. ca., 1903). Harry Title had four younger siblings Lloyd, Birdie (m. Witlin), Arthur and Lorelle (Lieba) the youngest who was born in Toronto. Harry arrived to Canada shortly after the first world war and worked in the garment industry. He and his brother Arthur founded the Title Dress Company in the late 1920s and operated the business out of 355 Adelaide St. West. In the late 1980s, the business moved from this location to Adelaide and Bathurst. Sandra Title (b. Oct 27, 1936, Toronto), the middle daughter of Molly Fishman and Harry Title, married Lawrence Samuels. Together they had five children Joanna, John, Noah, Tom and Caroline. Lawrence was the eldest son of Alex Samuels (d. 1966) and Kate (nee Goldberg) Samuels. He had two younger siblings Herbie and Florence (m. Bill Goodman). Lawrence's father Alex Samuels immigrated to Canada from Dubrovna, White Russia (present day Dubrouna, Belarus). He immigrated to Canada with his parents Samuel and Chana Samuels and his younger siblings Sol, Ben, Riva and Polly. Alex and his brothers Sol and Ben established Reliable Toy Company in (ca. 1929) on Carlaw Ave. They sold the company in 1990.
Subjects
Business
Charities
Families
Places
Welland, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Israel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-13
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w ; 41 x 51 cm and smaller
1 object
1 book
Date
[193-]-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of Sandra (née Title) Samuels; a hanger from Shiffer-Hillman and a published book "The Prominent Jews of Canada" that belonged to Sandra's in-laws, Kate and Alex Samuels.
Administrative History
Samuel (ca. 1882-1929, Russia) and Gussie (nee Moscovitz) (b. ca.1884, Romania) Fishman, immigrated to Welland, Ontario from Romania. Both arrived in the United States as teenagers sometime around the turn of the century. Samuel and Gussie were married in the United States and by 1920 had immigrated with their young family to the historic township of Crowland in Welland County. Here they opened and operated a men's clothing store. Together they had six children; Molly (b. 1909, USA), Abe (b. 1911, USA), Morris (b. 1916, USA), Ruth (b. 1915, USA), Ann (b. 1920, Ontario) and Ethel. Morris married Pauline and lived in St. Catherines, Ruth married Nate Oelbaum and lived in Tucson, Arizona, Anne married Alec Rothman and lived in Port Colborne, Ethel married Eddie Matchtinger and lived in Toronto and Abe never married. Yeva Fishman, the niece of Samuel Fishman married Morris Turk. Her father was (Frank Fishman?) and her mother was Sara Leah Fishman. Molly Fishman married Harry Title (Teitelebaum) (b. ca. 1903). They had three children, Greta (nee Title) Greisman, Sandra (nee Title) Samuels and Stephen (m. Carole Hillman, niece of Ben Hillman). Harry Teitelbaum was the son of Israel and Frumeth Teitelbaum. He was born in Gdansk, Poland (b. ca., 1903). Harry Title had four younger siblings; Lloyd, Birdie (m. Witlin), Arthur and Lorelle (Lieba) the youngest who was born in Toronto. Harry arrived to Canada shortly after the First World War and worked in the garment industry. He and his brother Arthur founded the Title Dress Company in the late 1920s and operated the business out of 355 Adelaide St. West. In the late 1980s, the business moved from this location to Adelaide and Bathurst. Sandra Title (b. Oct 27, 1936, Toronto), the middle daughter of Molly Fishman and Harry Title, married Lawrence Samuels. Together they had five children Joanna, John, Noah, Tom and Caroline. Lawrence was the eldest son of Alex Samuels (d. 1966) and Kate (nee Goldberg) Samuels. He had two younger siblings Herbie and Florence (m. Bill Goodman). Lawrence's father Alex Samuels immigrated to Canada from Dubrovna, White Russia (present day Dubrouna, Belarus). He immigrated to Canada with his parents Samuel and Chana Samuels and his younger siblings Sol, Ben, Riva and Polly. Alex and his brothers Sol and Ben established Reliable Toy Company around 1929 on Carlaw Ave. They sold the company in 1990.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Samuels, Sandra, 1936-
Shiffer-Hillman (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-5
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
2013, 2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one family portrait and one short family history written by Samuel Ludwin documenting the Ludwin family. Identified in the photograph is:
Back row (left to right): Stacey Brandenburg, Derek Ludwin, Raymond Ludwin, Karen Beitel
Front row (left to right): Andrew Ludwin, Samuel Ludwin, Vivien Ludwin, and Elizabeth Ludwin
Administrative History
Samuel Ludwin was born in Johannesburg to Dorik and Genia Ludwin. He studied Medicine at Wits University. In 1968, Samuel married Vivien Metz. They immigrated to California in 1970 where Samuel trained as a pathologist at Stanford University and Vivien worked as a librarian. While living in California, Samuel and Vivian had two sons: Derek and Raymond.
The family immigrated to Kingston, ON in 1975. Samuel was offered a job as a neuropathologist at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital. Vivien got a job in the Bracken Health Sciences Library at Queen's University and eventually became Head of the library. Throughout his career, Samuel was involved in teaching, administrative, research and clinical activities. Since retiring Samuel works part-time as a Visiting Scientist in multiple sclerosis at Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill. Vivien is heavily involved in volunteer work, including a major initiative on AIDS in Africa, through the Help Lesotho/Kingston Grandmother Connection.
Name Access
Ludwin, Samuel
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1901a
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1901a
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative)
Scope and Content
This negative is a copy of the entire page featuring Lewis Samuel from A. D. Hart's book on Jews in Canada.
Name Access
Samuel, Lewis
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic postcard of Ray Samuels.
Unidentified connection to the other Samuels family members.
Listed as a relative of Michael Levine's in the accession notes, though what kind of relation is unclear.
Name Access
Samuels, Ray
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
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Joe Samuels taken at a studio in Ottawa.
Notes
Cabinet card.
Photographer: J. H. Bunting and Co., Corbank and Wellington Streets, Ottawa.
Name Access
Samuels, Joe
Subjects
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.
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rebecca Samuels taken in Toronto.
Notes
Cabinet card.
Photographer: W. H. Dame, 330 1/2 Yonge St., 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rebecca Samuels taken at a studio in Toronto.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Photographer: F. H. Moses, Citizen's Photo Studio, 301 Yonge Street, Toronto.
There are two copies of this photograph.
Name Access
Samuels, Rebecca
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
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Abe Samuels taken at a studio in Toronto.
Notes
Photographer: Portrait by Leatherdale, 350 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Name Access
Samuels, Abe
Subjects
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 17; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
17
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Samuel family lived in Toronto on Huron Street. Abraham Samuel was a tailor and his wife Martha was a housewife. Their daughter was listed as a student in 1931.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sylvia Samuel taken during the turn of the twentieth century. The portrait was taken at a photo studio in Toronto. The subject was approximately two years old when the photograph was taken and was wearing a fur trimmed coat, a white hat and a large fur muff.
Notes
Photographer: Thompson Brothers.
Mounted in card frame.
Name Access
Samuel, Sylvia
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Series
Fonds
25
Series
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]-[192-]
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca (Bessie) Samuels (née Levine) (b.1875) was Moses Levine’s sister. In 1895, she married Joseph Samuels (b.1874), at which time the couple lived at 116 Agnes St. and Joseph was employed as a tinsmith. He later became a retail merchant in Toronto and owned a hardware store located at 275 Queen St. West. Their children were Harry (b.1896), Fanny (b.1898), Ida (b.1900), Annie (b.1902), Mary (Martha) (b. 8 Dec. 1908), and Abe (b.1911). Harry was drafted in 1917, and, following the war, he and Fanny worked in their father’s store. The family also lived on Queen Street, but by the 1930s had moved to 410 Brunswick Ave.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of the Samuels family.
Name Access
Samuels family
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 254
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
254
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1973
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 337
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
337
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1963
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 475
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
475
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1974
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
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 249
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
249
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of 1 portrait photograph of Samuel Shainhouse.
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 275
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
275
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Samuel Stolman.
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 291
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
291
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 Samuel Ussishkin during a speech.
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 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1949
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Samuel Godfrey, honourary 1949 campaign chair for United Jewish Appeal.
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 200
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
200
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Samuel Posluns.
Name Access
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Subjects
Businesspeople
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 214
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
214
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Samuel Risk.
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 238
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
238
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
2 embossed prints : 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs and embossed prints of Maurice Samuel.
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 239
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
239
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 embossed prints : 7 x 9 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1977-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-4-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1926-1965
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material relating to the Associated Hebrew Schools including correspondence and a certificate awarded to the school choir. In addition there is a Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region timeline of the history of the Toronto Jewish Community (1954), a CJC abstract of the proceedings of the Sixth Regional Conference on Jewish Education (1957), as well as editions of The Jewish Herald, The Jewish Standard, and the Canadian Jewish News. In addition, there is material documenting the activities of the Kehillah of Toronto, a religious organization of synagogues and organizations such as mutual benefit societies. Included are correspondence, a ballot page listing congregations and organizations, a financial report, and a legal document in the form of an agreement between the Kehilla of Toronto and shochtim regarding the ritual slaughter of beef.
Administrative History
Samuel Kurtz was the Executive Vice President of the Associated Hebrew Schools.
MG_RG
MG 3 A 5
Name Access
Kurtz, Samuel A.
Associated Hebrew Schools
Kehilla of Toronto
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-4-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-4-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1937
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a tribute to Samuel Kronick in the form of a humourous legal judgement in this "Zionist Court of Honour." Bernard Vise is the "judge," Fred Catzman the "Attorney for the People," and Henry Papernick the "Clerk of the Court."
MG_RG
MG 6 H
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 microfilm reels
Date
1943-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two microfilm reels, one negative and one positive, of a scrapbook compiled by Sara Godfrey of Toronto, the wife of Samuel Godfrey. The documents in the scrapbook include newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations and event programmes. These include a booklet for the building campaign for the new Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina; a programme from the official opening of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital in 1954; a "Y-Time" newsletter of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. of Toronto from 1972; and UJWF annual reports. Other organizations documented include Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., including the "Northern Y"; Mount Sinai Hospital; Deborah chapter of Hadassah; and Community Chest of Greater Toronto. Most of the records relate to Samual Godfrey, O.B.E. A smaller number are written by or are about Dr. I. Pollock, and there are some clippings related to the social and cultural activities of Sara Godfrey, for example with Hadassah and the Women's Auxiliary of Mount Sinai Hospital.
Administrative History
Samuel Godfrey was a successful businessman and an active leader in Toronto's Jewish community in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Russian Poland in 1899 to Solomon and Minnie (Fleishman) Godfrey, he came to Toronto as a baby. His first job was as a newsboy. In 1922, he established a company that became one of Canada's largest waste and wool merchants: S. Godfrey, Ltd. As well, he was president of several other companies. In 1925, Godfrey married Sara E. Levi and the couple had three daughters, Sheila, Judith and Margaret. Sheila married Dr. Ira Pollock, son of Clara Teich Pollock and Maurice Aaron Pollock.
Samuel Godfrey was involved with numerous entities during a time of expansion for the Jewish community. He was a founding co-chairman of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1938; president of the United Jewish Appeal in 1941; president of the Community Chest of Greater Toronto; co-chair of the building committee for the new Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina; and he was involved in fundraising for the construction of the new Mount Sinai Hospital.
Godfrey was nominated to run for the federal Liberal party in the October 1955 by-election, but lost to the Conservative Party. He was invested in the Office of the British Empire in 1948 and he and his wife established the Samuel Godfrey Scholarship at the University of Toronto's medical school. Samuel Godfrey died in 1956.
Descriptive Notes
Microfilmed in 1982.
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: For further detailed information about the United Jewish Welfare Fund see Fonds 67, records of the UJWF.
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
Godfrey, Samuel
Godfrey, Sara
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4515
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4515
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1936]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 34 cm on matte 41 x 51 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original portrait of Samuel Harris, former director of the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association from 1924 to 1936.
Name Access
Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Cassa
Subjects
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
Matte is very brittle and is cracked in several places.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4511
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4511
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm on matte 41 x 51 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original portrait of Samuel Kronick, former president of the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association in 1923.
Name Access
Kronick, Samuel
Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association
Subjects
Portraits
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-11-4
Source
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