Search Results

New Search Photo Search Audiovisual Search
50 records – page 1 of 1.
Passenger Names
Philips, 36 King E.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Philips, 36 King E.
Page Number
456
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride 2014 - World Pride sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 124; Series 1-7; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride 2014 - World Pride sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
124
Series
1-7
File
18
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
2014
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (electronic)
Scope and Content
File consists of two flyers. The first promotes a number of events in the month of June 2014, while the second flyer promotes a Pride Shabbat held on 20 June 2014 at the Miles Nadal JCC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-32
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-32
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 25 cm on matte 26 x 36 cm
9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1910]-[ca. 1985]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs and clippings of Canadian Israel Pioneers, Histadrut group, and the Canadian Air Force army group. There are photocopy and original clippings about Sam Stern who went to Palestine with a group of young men in 1933 and was killed in 1939 defending the Jewish colony Genossar near Galillee, and the Toronto UJA study mission participants who visited his grave years later.
Custodial History
Donated by Albert Jessel.
Administrative History
Sam Stern was the brother of Bill Stern.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-11-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
50 cm of textual records
Date
1939-1983
Scope and Content
The accession consists of material accumulated by Albert Edelstein, who was an active member of the Habonim youth movement during and after the war years. The records include material relating to Habonim seminars, meetings, concerts, conventions, Camp Kvutza and the 1983 reunion. It also includes newsletters from Habonim Toronto, Montreal and other cities as well as material produced by other organizations like Young Judaea, the Farband, and Poale Zion.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-10
Material Format
object
Physical Description
3 artifacts
Date
1915-1940
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several artifacts. The main item is a Singer sewing machine which was manufactured in 1915. It was used by the donor's father, Isaac Edelstein, when he worked as a tailor for Tip Top Tailors during the 1920s. He scratched his name and the date, 1923, into the machine. The other two items are sewing shears that were used by Isaac Edelstein and his wife Ida. She also worked in the garment industry at that time.
Custodial History
In 2003 the donor, Albert Edelstein, received a call from an individual who found the sewing machine in his father's basement after he passed away. He saw that it was inscribed with the name I. Edelstein and tried to locate a family member by calling individuals with that surname in the city telephone book.
Use Conditions
Must credit Isaac Edelstein when displaying objects.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946-1953
Scope and Content
Accession includes invitations, booklets, flyers, a bulletin and other ephemera relating to the following organizations: Revolutionary Workers Party (Trotskyist) Toronto Branch; Labour Zionist Organization of America; Labout Zionist Bond Committee of Toronto; Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue; Jewish National Folk School Building Fund; and Histadrut News Bulletin. Some of the material is in Yiddish.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[192-?]-[200-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three booklets produced by missionary groups: "The Rivival" by James Sturm; "The Promise" by Chick Publications; and "Rosh Ha-Shanah" by Henry Bregman, a former rabbi. The first two booklets are graphic stories; the latter booklet is in Hebrew.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1942-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a program for a concert put on by Harbord Collegiate Institute's Choral Society and Orchestra (1942), an invitation for Mrs. Sheva Stern (1949), an Israel Histradut Campaign brochure documenting an address delivered by Thomas Douglas at its annual banquet (1954), a copy of the journal Jewish Women's Forum (1995) and an order form for the book Passionate Pioneers (2010).
Descriptive Notes
Language note: English and Yiddish.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-4-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-4-10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
ca. 65 photographs : col. (ca. 30 negatives) ; 22 x 28 cm or smaller
Date
1945-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting Albert Edelstein's involvement with the Labour Zionist Youth group (Habonim Dror) and the Frontier Branch of the Labour Zionist Alliance-Toronto. Included are programmes, Fundraising material, a meeting notice, a Frontier News bulletin, and a Frontier Branch 513 anniversary booklet. Also included is a composite copy photograph of members of the Jewish National Workers Alliance (1941) and photographs of a Habonim reunion that took place in 1983. Finally accession also includes an issue of Congregation Beth Hamidrash Hagadol's bulletin "The Shofar" (1945).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-24
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1942-2005, predominant 1942-1955
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Albert Edelstein and his family. The bulk of the records document Albert's involvement in the Habonim-Dror labour Zionist youth movement. Included are Habonim concert programmes, correspondence, notes, flyers, and newsletters as well as notes and correspondence documenting the activities and operation of Camp Kvutza. Also included are photographs, invitations and guest lists to the Habonim reunion in Toronto (1983), a CD containing information related to the 75th anniversary of the Habonim movement, and a newspaper clipping, notes, and a badge related to Camp Gesher. Accession also contains a brochure, a broadside, and event programme books of the Jewish Farband Folk Schools, and a Bureau of Jewish Education brochure. In addition, there are I.L.G.W.U. membership dues cards belonging to Ida Edelstein, issues of the Labour Zionist publications Farband Chaver (1943) and Insight (1984), and fundraising material related to the Israel Histadrut Campaign. There are also programmes, flyers and brochures of various Jewish organizations including, Hadassah, UJWF, United Jewish People's Order, YM-YWHA, Hashomer Hatzair, and the State of Israel Bonds. Finally accession consists of Second World War Victory Bonds receipt and brochure, a Monteith Inn (Shopsowitz) dance dinner menu, and a Zionist Youth Committee of Toronto flyer for a march in support of the Jews suffering through the Holocaust in Europe.
Custodial History
Material was in the possession of Albert Edelstein until its donation in 2012.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 87 photographs (17 negatives), 1 badge, and 1 CD.
Language note: records are in English and Yiddish.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-5
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
3 vinyl recordings : analog ; 33 1/3 rpm
Date
[ca. 1970]-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 3 vinyl recordings: Music for Passover for Mixed Choir and Strings by Srul Irving Glick, Conductor and Composer, recorded at a live concert at Beth Tzedec Synagogue; Winds of the Negev composed and conducted by Bill Berle with the BBC London Orchestra and Chorus; Toronto Pirchei Choir with Neginah Orchestra.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1969
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one copy of an annotated Ostrovtzer Young Men's Branch sprintime '69 Dance and Folies program.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 posters : col. ; 60 x 45 cm and smaller
Date
[198-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three posters: a North American Jewish Students' Network poster with the words, "Black Jews of Ethiopia, Why Not This Year in Jerusalem? Next Year May Be Too Late"; a Canadian committee for Soviet Jewry poster with an illustration by Selma Hurwitz; and a Toronto Action Committee for Soviet Jewry poster with the words, "Speak Out For Soviet Jewry, Let My People Go".
Subjects
Jews, Ethiopian
Jews--Soviet Union
Name Access
North American Jewish Students' Network
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-1-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 booklets
Date
1913–1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three booklets donated by Albert Edelstein that document Toronto's Jewish community. Included are a copy of the Constitution of the Congregation Rodfei Shulem Anshe Kiew (1913), better known as the Kiever Synagogue; a tribute book honouring Dr. Chaim Shidlovski (1865–1925), which was published by Farband (ca. 1920s); and a program for the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto's Victory Celebration Dinner, which was held at the Regency Towers Hotel on 26 May 1960.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Tribute book is in Hebrew.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
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 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Albert White was an office furniture and stationary supply store owner, and one of the original members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Albert White.
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 61: 2-2 for group photographs with Albert White at Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. events.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Easton, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Easton, Albert
Page Number
550
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Jesson, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Jesson, Albert
Page Number
629
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kaines, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kaines, Albert
Page Number
233
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Litham, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Litham, Albert
Page Number
531
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Mills, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Mills, Albert
Page Number
788
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Salmon, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Salmon, Albert
Page Number
341
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Walker, Albert
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Walker, Albert
Page Number
574
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains press releases, background information, programmes, and correspondence related to the special service held on 1 June 1978.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Genya Intrator
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
26 Nov. 1990
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Genya Intrator
Number
OH 223
OH 224
Subject
Antisemitism
Women
Human rights
Interview Date
26 Nov. 1990
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Mindy A. Skapinker
AccessionNumber
1993-9-1
Total Running Time
OH 223A: 46 minutes OH 223B: 46 minutes OH 224A: 16 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
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
Genya Intrator was born in Moscow and moved as a child to Palestine in the 1930s. She was a member of the Israeli underground and served in the Israeli army during the War of Independence. She played a central leadership role in the Soviet Jewry movement in Canada. She founded Women for Soviet Jewry and served as chair of the National Soviet Jewry Committee. She helped with the creation of the Group of 35, a Soviet Jewry activist group in Toronto. Genya had regular contact by phone with Soviet activists and relayed their information back to Israeli consuls. She was an advisor to B'nai Brith on Soviet Jewry. She started an inter-religious Task Force for Soviet Jewry in Canada.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Intrator, Genya
Skapinker, Mindy A.
Canadian Jewish Congress
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Genya Intrator discusses the formation of the "Group of 35", a Soviet Jewry OHtivist group.

In this clip, Genya Intrator describes how information about Soviet Jews was passed on to the Israeli consulate in New York who trOHked all the data. She explains how she was appointed as a "secret agent" who would report information from her many phone calls to the Soviet Union.

Name
Irving Milchberg
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
26 Jul. 2007
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Irving Milchberg
Number
OH 333
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust survivors
Refugees--Canada
Interview Date
26 Jul. 2007
Quantity
1 mini DV ; 1 archival DVD ; 1 reference DVD
Interviewer
Sharon Gubbay Helfer
Total Running Time
1 hr
Notes
Part of Ontario Small Jewish Communities Project.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Irving Milchberg, the Holocaust survivor known from Joseph Ziemian's book The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square, used to sell cigarettes to Nazis in Warsaw as an oprhan during the Second World War.
Milchberg, leader of a group of orphaned Jewish children hiding their identities, used to gather at Three Crosses Square, the centre of the German occupation of Warsaw, to sell cigarettes. They went wandering around under the very noses of policemen, gendarmes, Gestapo men, and ordinary spies.
Before joining the cigarette sellers, Milchberg twice escaped from the Nazis. The first time he scaled a fence and fled the Umschlagplatz, where Jews were put aboard trains to the Treblinka death camp. The second time, he managed to break the bars of the train taking him to Treblinka and scramble out. His father, mother, and three sisters were all murdered by the Nazis.
In 1945, Milchberg made his way to Czechoslovakia, then Austria, then to a camp for displaced people in occupied Germany, where he learned watchmaking, his lifelong occupation. In 1947 he moved to Canada, ending up in Niagara Falls, where he opened his own jewellery and watch business. In 1953 he met his wife, Renee, who had survived the war. They had two children and three grandchildren. Milchberg died in January 2014 at the age of eighty-six.
Material Format
moving images
Geographic Access
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Original Format
Mini DV
Copy Format
DVD
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Stephen Pincus
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
26 Apr. 2015
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Stephen Pincus
Number
OH 415
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Interview Date
26 Apr. 2015
Interviewer
Jessica Parker
Total Running Time
1 hr. 23 min.
Use Restrictions
Restriction noted by interviewee on video/oral history release form: The foregoing is subject to OJA obtaining my prior written consent prior to placing any of the interview on the internet (other than password protected communications)
Researches should be directed to the access copy created by Stephen Pincus.
Biography
Although he grew up in South Africa, Stephen was born in England where his father was studying. When they returned to South Africa in 1963, they visited Israel on the way, and five-year-old Stephen fell in love with the exotic, young Jewish state.
As a teenager, Stephen was OHtive in Habonim, South Africa’s largest Zionist youth movement and became head of that movement in the late 1970s, running the largest Jewish youth camp in the world. Stephen was also elected chair of South Africa’s Zionist Youth Council, the umbrella body for all-Jewish youth organizations in the country. He and his wife Michelle then moved to Israel with a Habonim group that established Kibbutz Tuval in the western Galilee.
In 1982 Stephen came to study in Toronto. He served as administrator of Bialik Hebrew Day School and as camp director of Camp Shalom, while completing MBA and LLB degrees, and was awarded the Gold Medal at Osgoode Hall Law School. Stephen and Michelle started a family and both their own parents immigrated to Toronto.
Stephen is a senior partner and executive committee member at Goodmans LLP, is widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading business lawyers, and has played a pioneering role in the development of the country’s capital markets. He is is the founding chair of the Canada Africa Chamber of Business, a director of Kew Media Group, a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, chair of the board of Makom, and founder of Kaleidoscope, a unique multi-dimensional Israel engagement program.
He and his wife Michelle; their two married children, Daniel and Lisa; granddaughter Olivia; and therapy dog Mannee all live in Toronto.
Material Format
moving images
Language
English
Name Access
Pincus, Stephen, 1958-
Geographic Access
England
Original Format
Digital file
Copy Format
Digital file
Transcript
00:56 Stephen discusses his family background, including notable forebears, his grandparents' immigration in the early 1900s, and the largely Lithuanian composition of the South African Jewish community.
03:04 Stephen discusses his South-African-born parents' backgrounds and how they met.
05:14 Stephen mentions that he was born in England in 1958, while his family was abroad for his father's medical studies. He lived there until they returned to South Africa in 1964.
06:25 Stephen remembers arriving in South Africa and all the family that had come to greet them who hadn't seen his parents for eight years. He mentions that all correspondence happened via mail.
08:01 Stephen describes his family's relationship to Judaism: They were Orthodox in name, but took a pragmatic approach. Stephen went to public school and received a lot of his Jewish education from Habonim.
09:27 Stephen describes his bar mitzvah celebrations. Stephen remembers preparing his speech. He enjoys public speaking and this was a starting point.
10:49 Stephen talks about the Habonim youth movement. Stephen's involvement began in his early teens. He became the head of the movement in the late 1970s and ran the camp for a couple of years. Stephen is organizing a trip this summer to Israel for alumni of Habonim.
14:50 Stephen explains that he has a foot in South Africa, Canada, and Israel.
15:43 Stephen talks about the unique environment in South Africa that contributed to Zionism. He talks about the Soweto Uprising in 1976. Israel was a place where South African Jews could create something better. Stephen finds it ironic that some see in Israel a continuation of apartheid.
19:53 Stephen talks about his parents' view of his involvement in Habonim. He relates a story where his father became upset when Stephen participated in a march protesting a United Nations resolution instead of studying for an exam.
21:37 Stephen's father was risk-averse and practical. He wasn't keen on Stephen moving to Israel and would discourage his son indirectly. Stephen went to Israel anyway.
22:20 Stephen's parents did not give voice to strong political views. Stephen remembers being at a poetry reading at a friend's parents' house when he was eight. It was his first mixed-race experience. Stephen and his friends were politically active in high school and as undergraduate students.
24:27 Stephen explains how Zionism and Israel were his major focus while the South African situation was secondary. Stephen remembers visiting Soweto a number of times.
26:00 Stephen discusses the paradox of under apartheid while opposing it. He sees this as a central issue that white South Africans of his generation faced. He discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings of the 1990s.
28:24 Stephen recounts how Israel fell into the arms of South Africa after being pushed away by various African states in the 1970s.
29:03 Stephen describes his involvement in resuscitating Machon Le'Madrichei Chutz La'Aretz, a year-long leadership course for youth leaders in Israel. South African Jews would defer their army service to participate. In 1975, the South African government determined it would not let Jewish students defer for this purpose.
31:16 Stephen discusses his decision to leave South Africa.
32:51 Stephen discusses how not going on Machon is one of his regrets.
33:28 Stephen discusses the places he considered immigrating to. He was focused on going to Israel and was part of a group that went to live on a kibbutz in the western Galilee.
37:24 Stephen discusses previous trips to Israel. The first time he went to the country was when his family went from England to South Africa. This was before the Six-Day War and he remembers barbed wire in Jerusalem. Stephen thinks he probably fell in love with Israel at this time.
38:32 Stephen explains the meaning of the words machon and garin.
39:23 Stephen describes the kupah meshutefet ("common treasury box") economic system. The system didn't last very long.
40:16 Stephen describes how his family and friends reacted to the news that he was making aliyah.
41:09 Stephen discusses a car trip he and his wife took throughout South Africa. He relates how they were caught in a flood and ended up being taken in by a black family. Stephen reflects on the irony of their situation.
44:07 Stephen discusses he and his wife's arrival in Israel. Stephen was accepted by Hebrew University to study law. Ultimately, he and his wife chose to move to Toronto at the beginning of 1982.
45:06 Stephen shares what he brought with him to Toronto from South Africa.
47:20 Stephen discusses his initial trip to Canada in January 1982. He thinks that it was the coldest winter Toronto experienced until 2014. He discusses some of the hurdles he faced adjusting to the new climate.
51:33 Stephen discusses settling in Canada and going to school.
56:25 Stephen discusses opening an issue of the Canadian Jewish News and seeing that a summer camp was looking for a director. He was director for a couple of years and he and his wife would spend their summer at the camp.
57:05 Stephen discusses how Habonim was different from Camp Shalom, the camp he worked at in Canada.
58:24 Stephen discusses his transition from being involved in a Zionist and socialist youth movement to ending up in business and corporate law. He notes that he has shifted in a number of respects in terms of his perspective on economic values, social values, and religious values.
1:02:55 Stephen discusses his experience integrating into Canadian society.
1:05:20 Stephen contrasts his parents' experience coming later in life with his own experience. They had a wonderful time when they came because there was a large community of retired South African expatriates by then.
1:09:54 Stephen discusses the role of the local Jewish community, and local South African Jewish community, played in his acclimatization.
1:11:59 Stephen discusses how he came to work for Goodmans.
1:14:17 Stephen discusses the differences he has noticed between Canadians and South Africans. He feels that South Africans as a group tend to be more direct than Canadians. In his opinion, South Africans lie somewhere between Israelis and Canadians in terms of directness.
1:17:51 Stephen discusses his journey, coming from a secular Zionist background and starting a program of Jewish learning later in life.
1:20:40 Stephen discusses his own approach to keeping Jewish traditions and customs. He is observant, but not dogmatic.
1:26:11 Stephen discusses his two children. His son is a medical resident and his daughter is finishing up a law/business administration program.
1:27:09 Stephen discusses synagogues he is involved with.
1:29:10 Stephen discusses cultural differences he has experienced raising his children in Canada.
1:33:04 Stephen explains the decisions he and his wife made regarding their children's education.
1:35:15 Stephen describes his children's relationships with their grandparents.
1:37:31 Stephen answers the question, "Do you feel Canadian?"
1:41:55 Stephen discusses his involvement with the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business.
1:42:42 Stephen discusses the differences in being involved with the ex-South African community more broadly and the ex-South African Jewish community.
1:44:58 Stephen discusses his children's connections to South Africa, which he says are quite limited.
1:46:37 Stephen shares food words and expressions that he shared with his children and which they now use.
1:47:55 Stephen offers a few final remarks about his decision to immigrate to Canada and the relationship between Canadian identity, Jewish/Israeli identity, and South African identity.
Source
Oral Histories

Israel, the Opportunity for New Beginnings

An Indoor Life

Name
Ismé Bennie
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
26 Apr. 2016
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ismé Bennie
Number
OH 429
Subject
Canada--Emigration and immigration
Jews--South Africa
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Interview Date
26 Apr. 2016
Interviewer
Naomi Raichyk
Total Running Time
OH 429 part 1: 21 min.
OH 429 part 2: 21 min.
OH 429 part 3: 21 min.
OH 429 part 4: 9 min.
Biography
For someone who went on to become an influential figure in Canadian broadcasting, it is perhaps surprising to learn that Ismé Bennie grew up without television. Born in Vereeniging, South Africa in 1940, Ismé knew from a young age that she wanted to travel. After graduating from Wits University in 1960, she moved to London, England, which is where she saw television for the first time.
Although happy in London, Ismé decided to return to South Africa after two years, mostly as a result of her parents’ urging. While participating in the production of an American documentary about South Africa, she met a Canadian man who lived in the United States. In 1964, she moved to Los Angeles to be with him and eventually the two moved to New York, where they lived for five years.
Ismé’s partner eventually grew unhappy in New York and decided to return to Canada. At the time, many young men were making their way to Canada in order to dodge the draft. Ismé followed their guide about entering Canada. Upon arrival, she completed the questionnaire with flying colours and was allowed to stay.
Once in Canada, Ismé quickly put together an impressive resume, holding senior positions at CHUM and CTV. She has been honoured by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association with a Personal Achievement Award in 1990 and a Jack Chisholm Award in 1995. In 2003, Women in Film and Television – Toronto recognized her with an Outstanding Achievement Award.
In 2010, Ismé left CTV in order to focus on freelance writing. In 2015, she published a memoir of her childhood entitled White Schooldays: Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa.
Material Format
moving images
Language
English
Name Access
Bennie, Ismé, 1940-
Geographic Access
London (England)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
New York (N.Y.)
South Africa
Toronto (Ont.)
Original Format
Digital file
Copy Format
Digital file
Transcript
Part 1:
00:24 Ismé was born in South Africa in 1940.
00:36 Ismé immigrated to Enland in 1962. She shares some of her memories from her stay in London. She explains how her views of apartheid changed.
02:40 Ismé discusses her personal and political reaction when she returned to South Africa in 1964.
05:09 Ismé discusses her job with a news magazine in South Africa.
06:48 Ismé discusses her involvement with the production of a film.
08:15 Ismé explains how she met and followed a man to the United States in 1965. She discusses his influence on her intellectually and politically.
10:43 Ismé outlines her first years in North America, initially in Los Angeles, then in New York, and finally in Toronto.
12:32 Ismé explains how she prepared for her move to Canada and discusses her initial arrival in Canada in December 1969.
15:56 Ismé shares her first impressions of Toronto.
18:02 Ismé discusses the friends she made in Toronto.
19:42 Ismé discusses her involvement with her local residential association.
Part 2:
00:00 Ismé discusses her impressions of Canadians' views of South Africa.
01:11 Ismé discusses her process of integration into and adjustment to Toronto.
03:10 Ismé explains that she had minimal contact with other South Africans when she arrived in Toronto. She suggests that her circumstances differed from other South African immigrants.
06:42 Ismé discusses her Jewish life growing up in South Africa.
09:45 Ismé discusses her involvement with the Jewish Genealogical Society in Toronto due to her personal interest in genealogy.
10:57 Ismé discusses her pursuit of her family history.
14:24 Ismé graduated from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. She discusses the efforts of an alumni group in Toronto.
16:11 Ismé discusses her successful career in broadcasting.
Part 3:
00:00 Ismé continues to discuss her career in broadcasting.
01:46 Ismé discusses her current work involvement as a consultant and writer.
03:16 Ismé discusses challenges she has faced as a woman and as a Jew.
06:50 Ismé discusses people who have influenced her in her professional life.
08:31 Ismé discusses some of her most rewarding professional achievements.
10:28 Ismé discusses her avid, longstanding interest in reading.
12:07 Ismé discusses her family and friends in South Africa and how she has maintained connection with them.
16:10 Ismé discusses her impressions of recent visits to South Africa.
19:23 Ismé discusses the challenges her sister would face if she considered immigration to Canada.
Ismé considers the notion of moving back to South Africa.
Part 4:
00:00 Ismé continues to discuss the notion of living in South Africa.
01:30 Ismé recalls some of her memories of South Africa.
05:40 Ismé discusses the process of pursuing her Canadian citizenship.
Source
Oral Histories

Toronto Fashion

A Very Loose Jewish Background

Welcome to Canada

Two South Africas

Level
Item
ID
Item 553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a portrait of Albert Fine (b. 1880), probably in Russia.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
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
Russia
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w (7 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
1895-1934
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 7 copy photographs and corresponding negatives of Albert Fine and others, in Toronto. Depicted in the photos are Alpha Sigma - Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity, University of Toronto, 1934; portraits of Albert Fine and others; Albert Fine peddling in Guelph, Ontario; Albert Fine and family at 57 Augusta Avenue; and Albert Fine's store at Queen St. & University Ave.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and sepia toned ; 30 x 36 cm or smaller
Date
[192-]-[194-]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two photographs of a youth sports club featuring Goldie Edelstein and two photographs of the executive of the Farband Borochov Branch 124. Identified individuals include: Jack Rochman, back row, first right (2008-10-5_002) S. Shleiffer, J.J. Zweig, M. Myers, Harry Shar, B. Shane, S. Levenstein, I. Weintraub, Sam Atin, D. Cooper, M. Freedman, D. Kirshenbaum, M. Goldberg, A. Leibman, I. Pomotov, A. Nikin and Y. Kash.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the donor before they were donated to the Archives on Nov. 4, 2008.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with J.J. Albert, President of the Mizrachi Organization in Montreal.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 748
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
748
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w. ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Professor Albert Rose of Toronto.
Notes
Acquired on June 1976.
Photograph by Ashley and Crippen.
Name Access
Rose, Albert
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
115
Series
1-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1939]-[197-]
Physical Description
31 photographs : b&w (6 negatives) ; 15 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs of Albert and Thelma Rose (née Harris) and their children.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1939]-[197-]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 11 x 7 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Albert and Thelma (née Harris) Rose. One photograph features Albert in military uniform and Thelma in graduation dress.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Rose family series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Rose family series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1942]-1978
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Albert Rose during the period that he served in the military during the Second World War and later during his career at the University of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 552
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
552
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1908
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Albert Fine and another man.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
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
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 554
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
554
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1905
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Albert Fine seated in a chair.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
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
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 556
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
556
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1911
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Albert Fine and family, duplex at 57 Augusta Avenue, Toronto.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Fine family
Subjects
Dwellings
Families
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
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of several photographs of Louis Borsook and Albert White, two original members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Executive Committee. The photographs were taken in the Bloor and Spadina branch gymnasium, probably at an event in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bloor and Spadina building. There is also a small program booklet from the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 759
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
759
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Albert A. Shea.
Name Access
Shea, Albert A.
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
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Albert and Thelma Rose sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]-[195-]
Physical Description
22 photographs : b&w (6 negatives) ; 15 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Albert and Thelma (née Harris) Rose and their children. Also pictured are Frances Rose and Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris.
Access Restriction
Conditional Access. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing the records. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Family photographs and other personal materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 27; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harold S. Kaplan fonds
Family photographs and other personal materials series
Level
File
Fonds
27
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 14 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Several views of stores on Dundas Street, including Gold's Ladies Ready-to-Wear and United Bakers.
Notes
Title based on content of photographs and inscriptions on the back of the photographs.
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
2003-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one photograph of a group of children standing on Major Street outside a group of homes. The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. used a building on Major Street for their after-school children's programs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 555
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
555
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1908
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Albert Fine standing with his peddler's cart in front of a farm house near Guelph, Ontario.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Subjects
Peddlers
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
Guelph (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-30
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 document : col. (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1955]-[2003?]
Scope and Content
Accession is comprised of family and community photographs of two generations of the Albert family of Belleville. Images include rabbis Moses Lewin and Walter Seligman, friends, events such as bar mitzvahs, Ethnic Day and a Purim Party, and the Trenton Airbase Jewish Servicemen memorial. People pictured are identified in the finding aid. There is also one electronic copy of a newsclipping about Rabbi Moses Lewin.
The photographs are as follows:
01. Joe Burke far right Norman Albert in middle Ruth Goldberg far right, 1950s.
02. Belleville Community Picnic at the Albert's Summer House.
03. David Albert, 1960.
04. David Albert Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Seligmann and wife.
05. Ethnic Day at the Shul, mid-1970s.
06. Florence Yannover.
07. Jacob Albert with grandsons, 1958.
08. Left to right: Ruth Lear and Becky Shulmann and Sarah Lightstone in back.
09. Left to right: Selma Bochnek, Shirley Osborne, Ethel Burke, Walter and Mrs Seligmann at synagogue dinner dance.
10. Mark and Michelle and David Albert, March 20 1971, Bar Mitzvah.
11. Norm and Lil and Jacob Albert and Rose.
12. Purim Party, 1957.
13. Purim Party. Joe Burke and Mynra Crystal of Peterborough, April 1957.
14. Rabbi Moses Lewin.
15. Shulman Departure, May 1985.
16. Trenton Airbase Jewish Servicemen Memorial, ca. 2003.
17. Ted and Eleanor Schwab.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Albert, Carole
Albert, Norm
Places
Belleville (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4124
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of Albert's Food Market in Belle Ewart, Ontario. The store was formerly known as Lindy's Ice Cream Parlour and was operated by the Lindenbaum family.
Notes
Location of negative: 31:3.
Name Access
Albert's Food Market (Belle Ewart, Ont.)
Lindenbaum family
Lindy's Ice Cream Parlour
Subjects
Markets
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
Belle Ewart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3280
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3280
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Lil Gallander; Helen Gallander; Albert Gallander.
Name Access
Gallander, Albert
Gallander, Helen
Gallander, Lil
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 12; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
12
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4654
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4654
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Braemore Gardens
Newman, David
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

Narrow By

Collection Name

Source

Format

Date

Description Level

Subject

Name

Place

Language

Restrictions

Available Digital Content