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Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group photograph of members of the Rishon Chapter. The members are seated and standing in a board room of a hotel or synagogue. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Rose Green, Mae Spencer, [unidentified], Florence Rother, Sylvia Roth, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mollie Alexandroff, [unidentified], [unidentified], Beulah Eckler, Gladys Sagman, [unidentified], Evelyn Florence, Sybil Gordon, Lil Feldman (m. Rotstein), Helen Glazer, Sylvia Cummings.
Front row, left to right: Leah Bassett, Debby Alter, Shirley Taylor, Tamara Rosen, Helen Tator, Clara Stein, Dene Eckler, Hilda Young, Bernice Singer, Mimi Wise, Sadie Wise, Bess Yolleck, Lil Topp, [unidentified], [unidentified], Alice Samuels, [unidentified], Elinor Moses.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mimi Wise helped found the chapter in 1948, following Israeli independence. The meeting took place at the home of Dr. Sydney and Mimi Wise, located at 19 Forest Ridge Drive in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Rishon Chapter of Hadassah Wizo meeting. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Evelyn Florence, Florence Rother, Clara Stein, Dene Eckler, Malka Kagan, Sybil Gordon, Alice Samuels, [unidentified], [Sylvia Miller], Lil Rotstein, [?] Shusterman, Bess Yolleck, [unidentified], Elinor Moses, Doris Nefsky, Mimi Wise.
Second row, left to right: [Eva Woolf], Beulah Eckler, Leah Bassett, Roslyn Eisen, [unidentified], Zelda Kaplan, Myra Schwartz, Molly Alexandroff, Helen Glazer, Bernice Singer, Hilda Young.
Third row, left to right: Gladys Sagman, Lil Morrison, Marilyn Willer, [unidentified], Helen Tator, Lil Topp, Rose Green, Sadie Wise, Frances Basen, Sylvia Roth.
Front row, left to right: Florence Donnenfield, Sylvia Cummings, May Spencer, Debby Slter, Jewel Schwartz.
Sylvia Miller and Eva Woolf were twin sisters and could be misidentified in this photograph.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1985-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-12
Material Format
text
Physical Description
6 volumes
Date
1928-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various issues of the Naomi Chapter cook book. The 1928 and 1934 issues contain handwritten notes, newsclippings, and marginalia.
Custodial History
The 1928 cookbook (and possibly the others) belonged to Helen Merker Stanway (her last name was previously Steinberg before it was changed to Stanway). The donor saw the book for sale at her friend's garage sale and took it for the OJA. Her friend was the daughter of Helen.
MG_RG
MG 2 J 1i
Subjects
Community cookbooks
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
102
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, lists of Toronto Hadassah executive (1964-1965), flyers for the Toronto Hadassah Choir, a copy of the programme for the 21st national biennial convention, and a copy of the programme for the Tribute Dinnner for Betty Zweig.
Name Access
Betty Zweig
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg)
Date
1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scanned photograph of the Queen Esther chapter of Hadassah executive in 1964.
Identified, back row: Bessie Brown, Etta Zacks, Miriam Kumer, Bessie Roseman, Esther Goldstein, Lena Highman, Raizel Rosen, Elsie Orzy, Dora Siderson. Front Row: Nellie Norris, Pearl Atkins, Bertha Brown, Rebeccah Taraday, Jennie Ballos, Bella Sklar.
Administrative History
The Queen Esther Hadassah chapter in Kitchener was formed in 1926 by Mrs. Levine, wife of the rabbi. Most of the women in the community joined the new group, and many of them were still members fifty years later. The chapter had monthly meetings where the women met for discussion and planning of activities to raise money for Palestine. After the Second World War, the focus turned to support of Israel's orphanages, hospitals, hostels, and training centres for women. The first Hadassah Bazaar was held in 1962 and quickly became a successful and popular community event. As the years passed, the chapter collaborated more and more with the synagogue sisterhood. At one time Kitchener had three Hadassah chapters and a central Council, but since the 1980s these have dwindled. Today there is a single chapter in the city.
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca.1960]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program 'Festival of Song' put on by Toronto Hadassah. The guest of honour was Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg.
Custodial History
There is no information of the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
Rabbi Feinberg was the lead rabbi of Holy Blosom Temple from 1943 to 1961.
Subjects
Jews--Music
Nonprofit organizations
Rabbis
Name Access
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of resolutions presented by Hadassah-Wizo and ZOC. It also contains correspondence between Hadassah-Wizo representatives and members of ZOC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Canadian Hadassah-Wizo members asking why they must become members of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, correspondence between the national executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Hadassah executive, correspondence concerning the Hadassah choir, a list of executive members, minutes of meetings, copies of the bulletin "Beema", and an invitation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the independence of The State of Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-3-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Date
[1915?-1995]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records from Peterborough's Hadassah chapter, including minute books 1951-1995; donation books 1960-1989; records from the 10th Annual Antique Sale, 1979; a notebook and scrapbook from the 1963 Bazaar; a clippings and photos file, 1915-1983; one poster on Hadassah-WIZO; and the guestbook from the 1974 Golden Anniversary dinner. There is also a copy of the 50th Anniversary commemorative book, Golden Jubilee: Canadian Hadassah-WIZO 1917-1967.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-10-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1953-2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the London Hadassah-WIZO Council, predominantly under the direction of Patricia Alpert. Included are minutes of council meetings, London Jewish city directories, and a small number of negatives and CD-ROMs. In addition to London activity, the collection also includes communication and direction received from the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO headquarters.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Alpert, Patricia Joy, 1931-2001
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
71
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1924-2006
Physical Description
11 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The first Canadian chapter of Hadassah was established in Toronto in 1916. Subsequent chapters emerged in other large Canadian cities thereafter. In 1919 several chapters organized to form the Hadassah Organization of Canada. And in 1921, Hadassah Canada joined the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO), and subsequently changed its name to Hadassah-WIZO. The original goal of Hadassah was to raise funds for refugees in Eastern Europe. Later on, their mandate shifted to that of providing money and support for the Jews in Israel. Although it spent a great deal of time and resources raising funds for this cause, Hadassah-WIZO was a philanthropic organization that encouraged productivity rather than charity.
Today, Hadassah-WIZO is the largest organization of Jewish women in Canada. In addition to providing Jewish women with an opportunity to liaise with other women from the community and volunteer for a worthy cause, this organization also promotes some important national and international goals. These goals include: encouraging Jewish and Hebrew culture in Canada; extending the material and moral support of Jewish women in Canada to the people of Israel who require assistance; and cooperating with other organizations in the promotion of Canadian ideals of democracy.
The records in this fonds were created by the Toronto chapter of Hadassah-WIZO. The Toronto chapter is not only the oldest, but also one of the largest and most active affiliates of the 304 Hadassah-WIZO chapters in Canada. Some of the activities that it sponsors include the famous annual bazaar, which was started in 1924 and is one of the largest in North America. They also contribute to the support of a host of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO initiatives in Israel which include: the Nahalal School, the Netanya Technological High School, the Hadassim Children and Youth Village, several day care centres, women’s and youth clubs, the Hadassah-WIZO Canada Research Institute, and two medical centers. The Toronto chapter in particular sponsors youth aliyah, and raises funds and honours important volunteers through the organization of tribute dinners, golf tournaments, and other events. Finally, this chapter is also responsible for producing the Hadassah Reporter, which is the newsletter that documents the activities of the Toronto chapter.
Custodial History
The records were acquired from the main Hadassah office on Sheppard Ave.
Scope and Content
The records in this fonds document the activities of Toronto Hadassah-WIZO. They include the Hadassah magazine the Reporter as well as the national publication Orah. The fonds also consists of photographs, minutes of meetings, certificates, press clippings, correspondence, audio-visual material, posters and scrapbooks.
Notes
Associated material note: The Library and Archives of Canada also possesses material created by members of Toronto Hadassah.
Name Access
Toronto Hadassah-Wizo
Creator
Toronto Hadassah-Wizo (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
71
Material Format
object
Date
[1982]
Physical Description
1 button ; 75 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a large red and white button with the CHW logo, a happy face and the words "Happiness is Helping!" in white lettering. A sticker on the back of the button says "Convention '82."
Creator
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to The Hadassah Chapters of Toronto Lag B'Omer Reception and Tea, 1924.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the two winners of the Hadassah Wizo Esther Awards in 1966, holding their trophies, along with two of the presenters. Pictured from left to right are Mary Berer of the Negev chapter (winner), Mrs. Mimi Wise of the Rishon chapter (presenter), [unidentified] of the Adena chapter (winner), and Mrs. M. Kert (presenter).
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
29
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one certificate proclaiming the month of September 1976 as the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO month. The certificate is signed by the Mayor of Brantford, Charles R. Bowen.
Physical Condition
The certificate is glued to a sheet of paper.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
30 May 1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of members of the Leah Chapter of Haddassah at a social gathering (likely unrelated to Hadassah business). Identified is:
Standing (left to right): Kati Lichtman, Oli Mittelman, Edo Werner, Irene Ehrenfeld, Kato Juretsky, Magda Fleischmann, Feri Fleischmann, Vica Barton, Miriam Rosenthal, Georgina Rigor, Agi Berk.
Seated (left to right): Rozi Ehrenfeld, Clara Reitman, and Eva Halas.
Custodial History
The photograph was in the possession of Lilian Rosenthal, the niece of Ella Fleishmann. She donated the photograph c/o her cousin Esther Halevi (the daughter of Lilian).
Administrative History
The Leah Chapter of Hadassah was founded by Ella Fleischmann in honour of her mother Leah Schwarcz who perished in the Holocaust.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
90
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1918-1981, predominant 1952-1973
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records (4 v.)
16 microfiches of textual records
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Canada’s third chapter of Hadassah was organized in Brantford on January 2, 1918 by Mrs. Anna Selig (m. Raginsky) and sponsored by Mrs. Leah Lazarus primarily to assist with Canada’s war effort. In 1919, it joined with other Canadian chapters to form the Hadassah Organization of Canada. By 1921, Hadassah Canada had merged with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and changed its name to Hadassah-WIZO. In 1929, the Brantford chapter adopted the name Rose of Sharon, but abbreviated it to the Sharon Chapter of Hadassah.
As a member of Hadassah-WIZO, the Sharon Chapter shared its mandate of financially and socially supporting the peoples of Israel and promoting Jewish culture and ideals in Canada. Following the national organization’s mandate, its administration consisted of two levels: a general membership and an executive committee. The general membership voted on all issues and activities, while the executive committee ensured all tasks were completed. Although the chapter initially only elected one president, it began electing three presidents in 1943.
Mrs. Sam Fox served as the chapter’s first president over the charter membership of 30 women. Membership initially remained fairly constant, but grew to 92 members by 1962. All members paid annual dues, of which a small portion was used to pay the chapter’s expenses with the remainder being forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to pay administrative costs and donations.
Some of the fundraising activities Sharon Chapter organized include an annual birthday party (started in 1925), an annual bazaar (started in 1952), sewing circles, pot lucks, tea and garden parties, rummage and auction sales, and showers. The funds and other goods accumulated from these events were forwarded to the regional Hadassah council to support various Hadassah-WIZO projects, such as Youth Aliyah and the Acco Baby Creche. The Sharon Chapter also supported local projects, such as, assisting new immigrants, and entertaining servicemen at the local canteen during the Second World War.
The population of Brantford’s Jewish community began declining after the 1960s as younger generations moved to larger cities and were followed by their parents after retirement. By 1999, the Sharon Chapter’s membership had fallen to 24 women and meetings were being held only once a year. The Sharon Chapter likely closed around 2001; the same year that dwindling resources and membership forced the closure of Brantford’s synagogue, Congregation Beth David.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the activities, finances, special programs and fundraising events of Brantford’s Sharon Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, ledgers, annual budgets, remittance forms, financial bulletins, financial statements, certificates, invitations, lists, notebooks, programmes, reports, recipes, speeches, news clippings, an auditorium lease, a contract, a theatrical script, and pledge cards.
Fonds has been arranged into five series: 1. Meetings; 2. Special projects and events; 3. Annual Bazaar; 4. Finance and accounting; and, 5. Administration. One item and one file are attached to the fonds-level.
Notes
Physical extent note: fonds was reduced from ca. 50 cm to 22 cm. See accession 2001-10-3 for further information about the culled material.
Name Access
Sharon Chapter
Hadassah-Wizo
Brantford
Subjects
Charities
Children
Related Material
For additional OJA records documenting the Sharon Chapter, see Sadie Stren fonds 78 and the Congregation Beth David fonds 88.
For additional OJA Hadassah-WIZO records, see Toronto Hadassah fonds 71, accessions 1996-11-1, 2008-3-3, and 2009-8-6.
For additional OJA records related to Brantford families and other Jewish organizations, such as the B'nai Brith lodge, please see accession #2001-10-3; #2009-7-1, 1978-11-4, 1977-8-16, 1992-8-3, 1980-1-14, 1978-1-2, 2008-7-1, photo# 109, photo# 755, and photo #758.
See also the Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada fonds at Library and Archives Canada, reference #R3454-0-7-E.
Accession Number
2001-10-3
1979-9-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a membership list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 818
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
818
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
30
Material Format
object
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Administration series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Administration series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the Sharon Chapter and Canada's Hadassah-WIZO. The bulk of the correspondence is regarding Hadassah projects and events and the Sharon Chapter's finances.
Source
Archival Descriptions
other communities.  In addition to being the oldest, the Toronto chapter of Hadassah-WIZO is also one of the largest and most
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 295
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
295
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4996
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4996
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 August 1961
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is an exterior view of Shopsowitz Delicatessen's 40th Anniversary. The photographs depicts a line-up of customers outside the entrance. Shopsy's is advertising 1920s prices.
Notes
Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Shopsowitz, Sam
Shopsy's Delicatessen
Subjects
Anniversaries
Food
Restaurants
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Shirley Gold, who wrote on behalf of the Rose Dunkelman Chapter of Hadassah in Niagara Falls, Ontario, inviting Ben to be the chapter's guest speaker at its upcoming 35th anniversary.
Notes
For more information about Rose Dunkelman, please see the Rose Dunkelman Fonds.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile but in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mimi Wise and Rose Bogoch were co-covenors of the convention.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of Hadassah Wizo executive members at the national biennial convention. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unidentified]; Claire Balinsky, Montreal; Marjorie Groberman, Vancouver; [?] Sheps, Manitoba; Anita Sager, Montreal, [unidentified], Mimi Wise, Toronto; Rose Bogoch, Edmonton, [unidentified], Neri Bloomfield, Montreal; [unidentified].
Front row, left to right: Belle James, Toronto; Rosa Singer, Montreal; Lottie Riven, Montreal; Blanche Wisenthal, Montreal; Anne Eisenstat, Montreal; Anne Raginsky, Montreal; [unidentified], [unidentified].
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2003-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1971
Physical Description
7 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society's 40th anniversary dinner. The images include a group photograph of the Society's officers, an image of the cake, and photographs of members and invited guests seated at banquet tables.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Ilana Chapter series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 71; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Hadassah-WIZO fonds
Ilana Chapter series
Level
Series
Fonds
71
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1949-1996
Physical Description
33 photographs : b&w and col. (17 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
2 artifacts
15 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Founded in the spring of 1949 by Mrs. Dolly Tarshis and Mrs. Elaine Culiner, the Ilana Chapter of the Hadassah – Wizo Organization of Canada was created under the organization’s national mandate dedicated to financially and socially supporting the peoples of Israel and promoting Jewish culture and ideals in Canada. Under the leadership of Elaine Culiner as it’s first President, membership in the Ilana Chapter began with 15 women in 1949 and grew to 26 women in it’s second year. By 1965 there were 50 members in total, residing in several different neighbourhoods across central and north Toronto. All chapter meetings were held in members’ homes, generally twice a month. Executive meetings were held once a month between September and June. Over the years many Ilana members were also active in the Toronto Hadassah Council Executive.
The Ilana Chapter was constructed according to the mandate of the Hadassah – Wizo Organization of Canada, and as such, was obligated to administer itself accordingly. It’s administration was comprised of 2 levels – an administrative council and a general membership. The executive consisted of a president, vice-president, treasurer, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, past president, 2 members-at-large, and various portfolio chairmen. The executive met at least once a month to discuss chapter issues, and the general membership met approximately twice a month. All other meetings were held on a rotating basis at members’ homes and the minutes were recorded by the secretary. All issues and activities would be voted on by the membership at large, although it was the executive’s responsibility to ensure that all activities were carried out. Members were required to pay annual dues, of which the chapter retained only a small portion for expenses, as the balance was relegated to the regional council to pay for administrative costs and donations.As well, all fundraising profits raised by the Chapter for support of the various Hadassah - Wizo programs was required to be forwarded to the regional council by the 10th of each month.
Membership in Ilana remained relatively constant until the chapter merged with the Deborah Chapter in 1990, primarily due to waning meeting attendance.
The Ilana Chapter participated in numerous organization-wide fundraising activities, contributing to such social programs as Youth Aliyah, the Children’s Village in Hadassim, the Jewish National Fund, and the Henrietta Szold Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Rose Dunkelman Day Care Center in Tel Aviv is one of 10 Israeli centers sponsored by the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada and is directly affiliated with the Toronto branch and it’s constituent chapters.The Ilana Chapter contributed financially to this center through it’s child sponsorship program, in which a child at the center would be “adopted” for one year.
Fundraising campaigns unique to the Ilana Chapter included the Clothing Name Tape program benefiting the Children’s Village in Hadassim, and the innovative “House That Goodwill Built”, later adopted by the Toronto Hadassah Council, which featured it as the “Eilat Lighthouse” at the annual Toronto Hadassah Bazaar.
Cocktail parties, teas, luncheons, raffle draws, theatre outings, and dinner-dances were also popular fundraising activities for the Ilana Chapter, most taking place in members’ homes and relying heavily on membership donations.In 1964 the Chapter inaugurated a highly successful fundraising event, their annual Treasure Trove and Antique Auction, with proceeds benefiting Youth Aliyah.This project ran until the early 1980’s. Linens, silver, clothing, and other like goods were either donated for sale or offered on consignment by local businesses, proving to be a successful fundraising event for the Chapter. Originally organized in members’ homes, the Auction and Treasure Trove was held at the following venues during the 1960s and early 1970s:The North York Memorial Gardens, St. Lawrence Hall, Edwards Gardens, and finally the Holiday Inn Yorkdale, where it remained from 1973 until its final years.
Scope and Content
The series consists of records in the form of textual documents, photographs, press clippings, memorabilia, and scrapbooks that document the history of the Ilana Chapter from 1949 – 1990, and its successor the Deborah-Ilana Chapter from 1990-1996.
These include administrative documents such as executive council lists (1951-1983), membership lists (1949-1993), master lists of past presidents (1949-1983) and financial records (1952-1991).
Other documents include executive meeting minutes (1952-1972) and general meeting minutes (1951-1982), the opening prayer read before all meetings, a Chapter history compiled by a former President in 1966, and the Chapter Constitution and By-Laws (1964).
Documents of the chapter’s involvement in the Rose Dunkelman Day Care Center include letters, photos, certificates and case histories issued by Hadassim and Wizo Baby Services from 1997- 1988.
Among the membership memorabilia are photos, cards, invitations, press clippings, a sympathy card, and an obituary.
Finally this series includes the meeting gavel which was used by the president to chair the meetings.
The records are arranged in chronological order by subject, such as membership lists, executive council nominations, and executive meeting minutes. The contents of 3 scrapbooks have been placed in files and are arranged chronologically.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Head chapter series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 73; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Head chapter series
Level
Series
Fonds
73
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1960
Physical Description
3 cm of textual material
Scope and Content
Series consists of two files documenting the Fraternity's history and alumni affairs. Included is an historical mauscript of the fraternity and an alumni newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 73; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
Series
Fonds
73
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1994, predominant 1937-1972
Physical Description
2 scrapbooks
10 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Eta Chapter was opened at the University of Toronto in 1930. Little is known about the early years of the chapter, except that its first pledge was Jerry Goulding. The year 1937 ushered in what members called a “golden age” for the chapter when its members began to take a more active role in university activities, such as athletic activities, drama productions and dinner-dances. This is also the period when Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster became members. They regularly wrote articles for the undergraduate newspaper, "The Varsity", and performed in campus dramas. In 1939 the fraternity began presenting an annual campus musical, the Fraternity Review, which was put on entirely by fraternity members.
During World War Two, the Eta Chapter pledged the Canadian government to care for a group of young Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria who were interned in England. At least one such refugee came to Toronto in the Eta Chapter’s care.
Eta’s fraternity house changed location multiple times. In the late 1940s it moved from 15 Admiral Rd. to 18 Willcocks St. After the University of Toronto purchased this property, the fraternity moved to a new house at 84 Lowther Ave., and then it was relocated again a few years later to 699 Spadina Ave.
Scope and Content
Series is arranged into six files: alumni records, social events, newsletters, conventions and conferences, recruiting material and scrapbooks.
Notes
Information for History/Bio taken from "An Introduction to Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity" found in this series and "A History of Beta Sigma Rho" found in series #1 of this fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3507
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3507
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This is a composite photograph of Rho Pi - Phi Fraternity for Pharmacists.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Greek letter societies
Pharmacists
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
1979-11-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 June 1974
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm
Name Access
Royal Canadian Legion
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during the 40th national convention.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1976-6-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-14
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records.
Date
1960-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several bulletins (1975-1976), a letter from the Beth Zion Congregation in Oshawa, and material from the Piyah Chapter of Hadassah in Oshawa (1960-1970). Included are flyers of organizational news, events, and announcements of meetings.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 167
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
167
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between members of the executive of Central Region and chapters of Hadassah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 275
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
275
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 355
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
355
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 438
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
438
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
103
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the Hadassah Choir during a performance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Special projects and events series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of programmes and financial statements documenting Sharon Chapter's event, An Evening With Hadassah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 90; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sharon Chapter of Hadassah fonds
Annual Bazaar series
Level
File
Fonds
90
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one Hadassah recipes sheet which was likely distributed during a Sharon Chapter bazaar. Recipes include: potato pancakes, noodle pudding, cabbage rolls, and cheese blintzes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and some graphic material
Date
[196-]-1994
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to the Ajalon Chapter of Hadassah and the Ajalon Lodge Auxilary from the 1960s to 1994. There are many thank-you notes and letters to and from Ajalon Chapter members.
Administrative History
Ajalon was a Chapter of Toronto Hadassah-Wizo. Maita Newton was President of the Ajalon Chapter for a term which ended in 1982. The Ajalon Lodge was a men's club for members of the Zionist Orgainization of Canada and its affiliates.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
24 May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
79
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an article and a speech.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
80
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1966?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an article by Joseph Levine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the planning and celebrations for the Women's Auxiliary's silver anniversary. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the Silver Anniversary Committee, correspondence, a speech delivered by Dora Till at the Silver Anniversary meeting in Oct. 1980, agendas for the Silver Anniversary meeting, and lists of Auxiliary memberships for "Silvers". Of note are hand written reminiscences by Pearl Freedhoff describing her mother's (Esther Narval) activities at the Home for the Aged and her own memory of the dedication of the Jewish Old Folks Home.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Source
Archival Descriptions
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