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Accession Number
2017-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
599 photographs : b&w and col. (1 negative) ; 28 x 38 cm or smaller
10 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1890]-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 3 albums and loose photos related to Ida Siegel and extended family. Photos depict summer outings, family get togethers, and Ida Siegel's volunteer work. Also included are awards, publications relating to her charitable work, and condolences upon her passing. In addition there is a condolence scrapbook prepared by the Women's Auxiliary of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. One album is devoted solely to her daughter Sair Lee. Family names in photos include: Koffman, Rittenberg, Lewis, Kaufman, Labovitz, Kossin, Rubin, Curt, Sontag, Slatt (Turofsky), Hersh, Tickten, Jones, and Silver.
Administrative History
Ida Lewis Siegel (1885-1982) was instrumental in the founding and development of several prominent Jewish organizations, such as the Daughters of Zion, Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. She was also particularly active in the educational sector and in campaigning for the rights of female educators. She was internationally known for her devotion to Jewish learning and for her contributions to the development of the Toronto Jewish community. Ida was born to Samuel Lewis (b. 1859) and Hannah Ruth (Ticktin) Lewis (b. 1864) on 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the first child to be born in the United States after her parents immigrated from Lithuania. She had two brothers, Abe Lewis (b. 1880) and Charles S. Lewis (b. 1883). She attended elementary school in Pittsburgh, and in 1894, she and her family moved to Toronto. On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel at the Elm Street Synagogue. Isidore was a travelling peddler, and later, owner of a store in Cochrane, Ontario. Together, they had six children: Rohama Lee (1905-?), Leah Gittel (Labovitz) (1907-2004), David Isar (1909-2004), Sarah (Sontag) (1912-1942), Avrom Fichel (1916-2010), and Rivka Hadassah (Gurau) (1923-2001). Ida is credited with helping to found a large number of Jewish philanthropic and social organizations including the Daughters of Zion, the first ladies' Zionist society in Canada (1899); the Herzl Girls' Club (1904); Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada (1916); the Hebrew Ladies' Sewing Circle, which developed into the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society (1907); the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. (1919); the Women’s League of the United Synagogues of America in Toronto (192-); the Goel Tzedec Sunday School (1914); and the Goel Tzedec Sisterhood (192-). She was also named honorary president of the Beth Tzedec Sisterhood in 1953. With the help of her brother Abe, Ida formed the first free Jewish Dispensary in Toronto, located on Elizabeth Street in the Ward, which was the forerunner to the Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida also helped form a unified fundraising body for the Jewish community known as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (1917), which would become the current UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. However, Ida was denied a seat on the executive after campaigning for a female representative. Always involved in the field of education, Ida was one of the original founders of the Home and School Association in 1919. In 1930, she became the first Jewish woman to be elected to the Toronto Board of Education, a post which she held for six years. She was later named honorary secretary of the Toronto Board of Jewish Education. In 1937, she ran unsuccessfully for alderman in Toronto, but remained politically active with the Association of Women's Electors. She was active in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom from 1915 onward and was an outspoken opponent of both world wars. Throughout her lifetime, Ida held the position of national vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada, sat on the executive board of the Canadian Jewish Congress and was a member of the Jewish Historical Society. Her religious affiliations were with Goel Tzedec, Beth Tzedec, Shaar Shomayim and the Beach Hebrew Institute.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Siegel, Ida Lewis, 1885-1982
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Siegel (née Lewis) (1885-1982) was born 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally from Lithuania, her parents Samuel and Hannah Ruth (née Ticktin) Lewis immigrated to the United States in the mid-1880s with their two sons, Abe and Charles. Ida was the only Lewis child to be born in the United States. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. Ida was educated in both Pittsburgh and Toronto public schools and attended the University of Toronto.
On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel at the Elm Street Synagogue. They had 6 children: Rohama, Leah Gittel (Labovitz), David Isar, Sarah (Sairlee), Avrom Fichel, Rivka Hadassah.
An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found the Daughters of Zion, the first ladies Zionist society in Canada, in 1899. She was also responsible for founding the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. She was instrumental in the organization of the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto, located on Elizabeth Street in the Ward. This eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements and the Toronto Board of Education (elected to Board, 1930-36) and the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education (honorary secretary). In 1917, Ida helped to organize a fundraising body for the Jewish community known as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. This would later become the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Ida Siegel.
Name Access
Siegel, Ida, 1885-1982 (subject)
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 Fonds 15 (Ida Lewis Siegel fonds).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1971]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of Ida Siegel, possibly taken at the Dewson Street Public School.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Ida Siegel
Material Format
sound recording
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ida Siegel
Number
OH 168
Quantity
1
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
This is a recorded lecture for the Beth Tzedec Sisterhood group.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ida Siegel (née Lewis) (1885-1982) was born 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel. They had six children. An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found Daughters of Zion in 1899, the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. In the mid-1920s, Ida established The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home,a camp for poor women with young children. She helped organize the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto which eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements, the Toronto Board of Education and the Toronto Bureau (elected to Board, 1930-36) of Jewish Education. In 1917, Ida helped to organize Federation of Jewish Philanthropies which later became the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Material Format
sound recording
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Always involved in the field of education, Ida Siegel became the first Jewish woman to be elected to the Toronto Board of Education in 1930. She held this post for six years. She was later named honourary secretary of the Toronto Board of Jewish Education.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Siegel. She is in formal dress. The photograph was used for the Board of Education composite portrait for 1933.
Notes
Stamp, verso:
Photograph by Ashley & Crippen
Please give credit line
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal and professional correspondence belonging to Ida Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1892
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida would have been seven years old when this photograph was taken. Rebecca Schaeffer was likely a family friend or relative.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Rebecca Schaeffer and Ida Lewis as young girls, posed with a small tea set. The photograph was taken in Pittsburgh. Ida is standing on the right.
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
For ten years, during her 80s, Ida volunteered her time to teach civics classes to immigrant children at the Dewson Street Public School in Toronto. She spoke with the children about her own experiences as an immigrant in Canada and arranged for special field trips.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Ida Siegel in a children's library. It was likely taken at the Dewson Street Public School in Toronto.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Siegel in a profile position.
Notes
Photo by Milne Studios Limited, Toronto.
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
Photograph is in very poor condition. It has become brittle and cracked and is torn is several areas.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Seigel flanked by her sons Avrom (left) and David (right), who were both Canadian servicemen at the time. There are several other people standing behind them. The young woman in the front to the left is Ida's daughter Rivka.
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (tintype) ; 6 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of two women and Ida Siegel (standing far right). The three women are all wearing summer dresses.
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1901]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 14 x 10 cm on matte 21 x 14 or smaller
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Ida Lewis at the age of sixteen. The photograph was taken for Ida's high school graduation. She is dressed in a gown and hat and is standing next to an ornate chair in a studio setting.
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.
Accession Number
2005-5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm on matte 9 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
A. Hershop may have been a cousin of Ida's, since she had a cousin named Max Wershop who lived in New York State.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of the nephew of Ida Siegel and another unidentified man. The handwriting on the verso of the photo reads: From your affectionate nephew [A. Wershop?].
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Ida Siegel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
22 Jul. 1971
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ida Siegel
Number
OH 166
OH 167
Subject
Charities
Women
Interview Date
22 Jul. 1971
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Eva Kayfetz
Total Running Time
OH166A: 47.minutes OH166B: 5. minutes OH167A: 29. minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ida Siegel (née Lewis) (1885-1982) was born 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel. They had six children. An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found Daughters of Zion in 1899, the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. In the mid-1920s, Ida established The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home,a camp for poor women with young children. She helped organize the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto which eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements, the Toronto Board of Education and the Toronto Bureau (elected to Board, 1930-36) of Jewish Education. In 1917, Ida helped to organize Federation of Jewish Philanthropies which later became the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Hadassah-WIZO of Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Ida Siegel discusses the formation of Hadassah in Canada and how it evolved into Hadassah-WIZO. She describes the creation of separate Hadassah branches.

In this clip, Ida Siegel explains the events that led up to the formation of a committee that she headed to write a aonstitution for Hadassah. She describes some of the struggles she encountered in the process.

Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
For ten years, while in her 80s, Ida volunteered her time to teach civics classes to immigrant children at the Dewson Street Public School in Toronto. She spoke with the children about her own experiences as an immigrant in Canada and arranged for special field trips.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Siegel standing in the centre of the back row, with students and teachers at the Dewson Street Public School in Toronto.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte and then moved to Lake Simcoe during the late 1930s and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Dr. Esther Volpe and Ida Siegel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 Jan. 1971
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Esther Volpe and Ida Siegel
Number
OH 161
OH 162
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
4 Jan. 1971
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Eva Kayfetz and Stephen Spiesman
Total Running Time
OH161 Side 1: 47 minutes OH161 Side 2: 47 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Toronto Historical Society lecture
Use Restrictions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Esther Volpe (née Shulman) was born on 24 February circa 1898. As a child, she and her family briefly lived in Romington, Ontario and Havlock, Ontario. Her family later settled in Toronto. In her youth, she participated in the Herzl Girls' Club. She attended University of Toroonto in the Faculty of Arts. She married Dr. Aaron Volpe in 1921. Esther was involved in several Jewish organizations, including the old Mount Sinai Medical Auxillary, Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, UJA Appeal, JIAS and BBYO and non-Jewish organizations, including Toronto Local Council of Women. She represented the Jewish community of Toronto on the Wartime Price and Trade Board and helped organize the Ontario Food Council.
Ida Siegel (née Lewis) (1885–1982) was born on 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel. They had six children. An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found Daughters of Zion in 1899, the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. In the mid-1920s, Ida established the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home,a camp for poor women with young children. She helped organize the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto, which eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements, the Toronto Board of Education and the Toronto Bureau (elected to board, 1930-36) of Jewish Education. In 1917, Ida helped to organize Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, which later became the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Volpe, Esther
Siegel, Ida
Kayfetz, Eva
Speisman, Stephen
Hadassah-WIZO
National Council of Jewish Women
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In 1947, Esther Volpe was elected president of the National Council of Jewish Women. In this clip, Esther discusses how, with the support of the United Welfare Fund, the Canadian Jewish Congress, and JIAS, she helped make arrangements for groups of Jewish refugees who settled in Toronto.

In this clip, Esther Volpe explains her involvement in the creation of the Good Age Club, the first recreational program for Jewish seniors.

In this clip, Ida Siegel relates anecdotes from her childhood growing up in downtown Toronto.

Level
Item
ID
Item 1901
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1901
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy negative of Lewis Samuel of Toronto. The image is from A. D. Hart's book on the Jews in Canada.
Notes
See correspondending negative #1901a, which is a copy of the entire page featuring Samuel from A. D. Hart's book.
Name Access
Samuel, Lewis
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
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Lewis Greenbloom.
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 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
149
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 of David Lewis 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 150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
150
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1949
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Philip Lewis.
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 225
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
225
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Lewis Ross.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1992-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
15 photographs: b&w
Date
1887-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the following records: photographs, newspaper clippings, greeting cards, invitations, postcards, marriage records, immigration documents, receipts, correspondence and a 1841 edition of The Jewish Chronicle.
The photographs depict members of the Fine family, and in particular Albert Fine's dry goods store; Alpha Sigma - Phi Delta Epsilon fraternity, University of Toronto in 1934; members of the Gardstein family, including a class picture with Pearl and David Gardstein, and several photographs taken at the Gardstein farm.
Also here are several Jewish New Year greeting cards that are three dimensional pop-up cards and some birthday cards. This style of three dimensional card was painted by the Hebrew Publishing Company of New York between 1903 and 1912 and then sent to Germany to be printed.
Accession also Includes marriage certificates for Albert Fine and Jennie Brinn and for Rosie Black and Max Gardstein. There are naturalization papers, death records and early correspondence dating from 1887
Administrative History
The Gardsteins and Fines were related with the marriage of Pearl Gardstein and Irving Fine.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Lewis, George
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lewis, George
Page Number
580
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Moses and Kents sitting at the head table of the Negev dinner held in honour of Leon E. Weinstein. Both Lewis Moses and Charles Kent made presentations for the Jewish National Fund Foundation Projects at the dinner.
Name Access
Moses, Lewis
Kent, Ida
Kent, Charles
Jewish National Fund
Weinstein, Leon E.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 Apr. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Avrom Siegel (4 December 1916 - 18 November 2010) was the fifth child born to Ida and Isidore Siegel in 1916. During the start of the Second World War, Avrom signed up for active service with the RCAF. He was told that the RCAF had too many navigators and was reassigned as a radar operator instead. He was sent to the Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario where he was educated in electricty and radio. He was then sent to a Royal Canadian Air Force radar training school in Clinton, Ontario. Once graduated, Avrom was stationed overseas in England as a Flight Lieutenant with the operational radar wing of the RCAF, known as the 72 Wing.
After the war, he was a successful businessman in two businesses. He was also an enthusiastic contributor of his time and energy to many community causes. Avrom was married to his wife Liv for 64 years and had three children, Herman, Leonard (Patti), and Eric (Denyse). He also had five grandchildren, Margaret, Aaron, Jessica, Simon, and Phillipe.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Avrom Siegel.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Siegel, Avrom, 1916-2010 (subject)
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 Fonds 18 for items on the Siegel family, and item 18 for a portrait of Avrom in 1942.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 134
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
134
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning summer camp finances and Camp Solelim in particular. The file also includes the minutes of the seminar of the National Zionist Camps Association held on March 25 1971.
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 259
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
259
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 6 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of 2 portrait photographs of Avrum Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 14 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Jewish Farm School was established in 1927 by Morris Saxe, president of the Federated Jewish Farmers of Ontario. It was a training school for Polish war orphans brought to Canada after the First World War. It was owned and operated by Morris Saxe on his Main Street South farm in Georgetown, Ontario. Saxe, along with Eli Greenblatt of Detroit, was responsible for bringing the orphans over from Mezritch, Poland. Greenblatt raised the funds for their transportation and Saxe arranged for their entry permits. The children were allowed to enter the country, provided that they lived and worked on the farm. Their duties involved milking cows, looking after chickens, and harvesting corn and other crops. The Saxe family also owned a creamery business, first in Acton, and then on Guelph Street in Georgetown.
The Jewish Farm School was the second attempt by Saxe to assist Jewish immigrants with agricultural training. The first was established a year prior in 1926, to help European immigrants gain knowledge of Canadian farm life. However, it succumbed to several problems, mostly related to Jewish interests in the community using the school as a way of gaining entry for immigrants who would otherwise not be eligible -- a plan which Saxe disapproved of, which created dissention within the community. When Greenblatt became involved the following year, the focus shifted to helping Jewish war orphans.
Edmund Scheuer and Ida Siegel were most likely at the school event because of their mutual interest and involvement in aiding Jewish immigrants and in Jewish education and training.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Siegel standing alongside Edmund Scheuer at the Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Edmund is wearing a tuxedo. The photograph may have been taken at the official opening of the school.
Notes
One photograph is a copy of the original.
The writing on the copy photograph indicates that the farm was located in Guelph, which is incorrect. The date is also written as 1923, which is also incorrect, since the first school was not established until 1926, with the likely date of the photograph being 1927.
The writing on the original photograph states that the photograph was taken in Acton, which is incorrect as the Jewish Farm School was located a short distance away in Georgetown.
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 768
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
768
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Davis Lewis.
Notes
Acquired June 1976.
Name Access
Lewis, David
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
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a small promotional poster to support Charlie S. Lewis, Ida Lewis Siegel's brother, as Alderman for Ward 4.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1916-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of 3 letters - 1 letter written to A.P. Lewis (brother of Ida Lewis Siegel) from C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee with The Board of Education Toronto, offering support in 1916 and 2 letters of condolence following the death of A.P. Lewis in 1963, 1 from Henry A. Cohen from the State of New York Department of Works and 1 from Leon Klein representing the Board of Directors of the Albany Jewish Community Center.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-4-5
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
1 photograph (electronic) : b&w
Date
[193-]-[197-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of six photographs and one scanned photograph of architect Benjamin Brown with various members of his extended family. The scanned photograph pictures Meyer Brown, Benjamin's father, with his brother.
Administrative History
Benjamin Brown was one of the first Jewish architects in Toronto. Alice Waldman is the daughter of Brown's sister, Sophie Blackstone.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Architects
Families
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin
Lewis, Alice Waldman
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Joe Lewis
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1972
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Joe Lewis
Number
OH 26
Interview Date
1972
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Morris Silbert
AccessionNumber
1978-2-2
Total Running Time
41:58
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Second side inaudible
Last 2 minutes of recording inaudible
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
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
Lewis’ father immigrated to to Canada in 1906. He contributed to local synagogues and established a Hamilton chapter of the socialist organization the Grand Order of Israel. Lewis grew up in Hamilton and attended the Talmud Torah and the Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Lewis, Joe
Silbert, Morris
Geographic Access
Hamilton (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 26 - Lewis\OH26_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Ida Scheuer taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: St. Johann A/D Saar H. Leonhard Bahnhofstr. 139.
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
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 items
Date
1944-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of three items collected by Ida Bernstein. They include: a programme from McCaul Street Synagogue on the occasion of the burning of the mortgage, an invitation to Mrs. Bernstein to meet with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and finally, a programme from the Alpha Omega Fraternity honouring Harry Jolley
Administrative History
Beth Hamidrash Hagadol was a Toronto synagogue which amalgamated with Goel Tzedec in 1952 to form the Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Alpha Omega is a Jewish dental fraternity which has an alumni chapter in Toronto. Harry Jolley was the national president of the fraternity in 1952.
Keillar Mackay was the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1957 to 1963
Descriptive Notes
McCaul Synagogue.
Beth Midrash Hagadol.
Lieutenant Governor.
Harry Jolley.
Alpha Omega.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the October 12, 1941 edition of the Yiddisher Zhurnal (Daily Hebrew Journal), a souvenir programme for the Workmen's Circle Peretz School's Jubilee Banquet and a celebration of I. Matenko's 80th birthday. Also included are 3 invitations to annual meetings of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in the 1960s and a National Conference On Jewish Education Report (1972).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-11-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1915-1923
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a text book of The Toronto Jewish Free School at 202 Berverly Street printed and published by Edmund Scheuer in 1915 and a letter written by Abraham Landsky in 1923 authorizing his son Harry Landsky to use his seats in Beth Medrosh Hagodol Chevra Tehillim (McCaul Street Synagogue) during the father's absence from Toronto.
Name Access
Landsky, Abraham
Landsky, Harry
Benstein, Ida
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
187
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Page Number
294
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldberg, Ida
Page Number
294
Comments
Name crossed out.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Avrom Siegel was the fifth child born to Ida and Isidore Siegel in 1916. During the start of the Second World War, Avrom signed up for active service with the RCAF. He was told that the RCAF had too many navigators and was reassigned as a radar operator instead. He was sent to the Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario where he was educated in electricty and radio. He was then sent to a Royal Air Force radar training school in Clinton, Ontario. Once graduated, Avrom was stationed overseas in England with the operational radar wing of the RAF, known as the 72 Wing.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Avrom Siegel in uniform, standing in a garden.
Notes
Photograph is a Kodacolor print made by the Eastman Kodak Company.
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 colour dyes of the photograph have faded over the years and have become various shades of mustard yellow.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2314
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2314
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 7 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Siegel house in Cochrane, Ontario. The house is one of several pictured on the edge of a lake, and is indicated by an arrow drawn on the print.
Name Access
Siegel family
Subjects
Dwellings
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
Cochrane (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 441
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
441
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph (portrait) of Lewis Moses.
Notes
Photo by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Availability of other formats: Also available as a digital image.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leah Gittel, Rohama Lee, and David Isar were the first, second, and third children born to Ida and Isidore Siegel.
Leah Gittel moved to the United States to study nursing. She met and married Rabbi Jerome Labovitz in Philadelphia.
Rohama graduated from the University of Toronto and became a writer. She was a journalist in Canada during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She then moved to the United States in the 1940s and lived in New York City. She co-wrote the 1943 film "Tonight We Raid Calais" and the 1938 film "We're Going to Be Rich" and several short film scripts for the Office of War Information during the Second World War. Later, she edited Film News, a leading film industry magazine.
David served in the Second World War as a flight lieutenant in the RCAF. He graduated from McMaster University and the Ontario College of Education and became a public school teacher. He later moved to the United States and became executive director of several synagogues and Jewish centres in New York and New Jersey. David married Ada Steinberg.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of the Steinberg siblings. Identified from left, Shulamit, Ada and Leo Steinberg. Judging by the clothing, the photograph was likely taken around 1940.
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
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.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4271
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4271
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Custodial History
Daughter of Max Glass.
Name Access
Milrod, Ida
Glass, Ida
Glass, Max
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
1986-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1199
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1199
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Ida
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.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
1983-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1208
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1208
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1895]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 16 x 12 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Rosenthal was the sister of Harry and Mollie Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Rosenthal.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Ida
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.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
1983-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
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