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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Aug. 1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of members of the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein during the State of Israel Bonds drive. The members are being presented with a bond.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2005-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
6 Feb. 1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one booklet from the Apter Hilfs Farein 5th Annual Banquet held at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Toronto on Sunday, February 6, 1944.
Administrative History
The Apter Hilfs Farein was a landmanshaft organization formed by Polish immigrants to Toronto in the early twentieth century and the precursor to the Apter Friendly Society.
Upon immigrating to Canada, the immigrants purchased a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in 1905. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. That same year a relief committee was founded as a means of helping the Apter landsleit in Poland. And while many of its members did not belong to the synagogue, the committee was permitted to hold their meetings there.
After the Second World War, the younger members of the relief committee decided to form an organization that would have a different mandate other than relief. Thus, in 1946 the Apter Friendly Society was founded with a membership of forty. The society instituted a series of cultural events and programming and maintained it's original social and welfare functions as well
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Societies
Synagogues
Name Access
Apter Friendly Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Apter Hilfs Farein (Toronto, Ont.)
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the executive of the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein (Aid Society).
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the executive of the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein (Aid Society).
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the executive of the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein (Aid Society).
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-11-19
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-19
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-1997
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the activities of the Pacanow Hilf Farein Society. Included is a meeting minute book (1938-1960), donation books (1982-1997),and correspondence with and donation receipts for the Association for the Welfare of Soldiers in Israel and the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers Overseas Department.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: some records are in Yiddish
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-10-5
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
35 cm textual records (some electronic)
36 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 photograph (tiff) : b&w
artifacts
Date
1946-[1969?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Yiddish correspondence addressed to the Ostrovtzer Society’s secretary Max Hartstone. The letters are from Jewish refugees from around the globe all of whom were born in Ostrowiec, Poland. In addition, there are numerous receipts related to Max’s work with the Ostrovtzer Society including those that directly relate to the Society’s refugee support activities including postage for parcels being sent overseas, donation receipts, bank cash transfers, advertisements, relief committee contributions, parcel receipts and more. In addition, there is a listing of refugees originating from Ostrowiec, Poland residing in Germany’s U.S. zone. This list identifies the family name, father’s name, age, number of family members and location in Germany. There is a second copy of this German list that has been translated into Yiddish. Additional documents include meeting minutes from the Central Committee of Ostrowtzer Hilfs Farein in North and South America (1947), annual reports from UJWF (1946), and the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada’s (1945), a 40th anniversary ribbon from the Beth Haknesseth Hagodol (Ostrovtzer Synagogue), programs from the society's eighteenth anniversary banquet (1950) and a testimonial dinner program in honour of Joshua J. Barsht, (1952).
The accession also includes photographs of Max Hartstone's business Crown Bread Company at 319 and later 311 Augusta Street, Kensington Market and publicity stills from various Toronto events.
Custodial History
Max Hartstone's daughter Nancy, recalls that these letters, received by her father Max Hartstone in his capacity as Secretary of the Ostrovtzer society, were stored in large bakery boxes in their garage. Most of these letters were destroyed by water damage.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4035
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4035
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Features: M. rotstein; Max Seifert; Chayale Luxenburg; Jennie Eisenstat; Maurice Turk; Eva Fishman.
Subjects
Concerts
Posters
Theaters
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
105
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1914-1977
Physical Description
3.07 m of textual records
110 photographs : b&w and col. (hand-tinted) ; 51 x 41 cm or smaller
6 architectural drawings : 70 x 36 or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Folks Farein, also known as the Hebrew National Association, was established in 1914 by a group of Toronto Jewish immigrants as a society dedicated to anti-missionary and educational outreach. They were first located at 23 Cecil Street and moved to 37 Cecil Street around 1940.
In the early years of the Folks Farein's existence, Christian missions and a number of Jewish converts to Christianity sought to exploit the situation of poor Jews in the community through the distribution of direct relief, services of doctors and midwives and by street-corner preaching and proselytizing. To counteract the work of the Toronto missionaries the Folks Farein offered a number of services including welfare for working mothers, a reading room, English language classes and translation services for Yiddish immigrants.
When the threat from missionary activity was no longer an issue, the Folks Farein transformed itself into a philanthropic society. Under its revised mandate the society looked after the sick and needy in hospitals, sanatoriums, mental health institutions and in their homes, and arranged for free doctor services, translation services, medicine, dentures, eyeglasses, orthopedic shoes and medical appliances. The Folks Farein guaranteed the full or partial payment of medical bills by maintaining a fund in several hospitals for the benefit of Jewish patients in need of assistance. They provided assistance to seniors applying for old age pensions, to widows and mothers applying for benefits, assisted needy families and patients with kosher meals, provided cash relief during Passover, and fed and billeted the unemployed and homeless at their premises at 37 Cecil Street.
In the course of their work, the Folks Farein collaborated with many Jewish organizations and societies such as the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Relief Unemployment Fund, Jewish Joint Application Bureau, Jewish Children's Bureau, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, Canadian Jewish Congress and the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association.
Its basis of revenue came from its large membership, house-to-house contributions from the public and from special events such as its annual ball, Moes Chittin campaign, Purim ball, and beauty contests.
In addition to its regular activities the Folks Farein assumed responsibility for providing aid to refugees of the Second World War: the first group arriving from Europe in 1945 and in 1948 to a group of Jewish tailors liberated from the DP camps of Germany. In 1947, the Folks Farein established Hachnoses Orchim, a temporary shelter to accommodate refugees and displaced persons. The shelter was located at 37 Cecil Street.
The Folks Farein's first officers were Mr. J. Graner (president), Mr. J. Meisniker (vice-president), Mr. Meyer Littner (superintendent), Chuna Mosoff and Mr. W. Welman (trustees), Miss Weiner and Mr. Cohen (board of education), Mr. A. Kaminsky (recording secretary) and Mr. Cohen (treasurer). Mr. Epstein referred to as "Grandfather" was one of the founders of the Folks Farein.
Other pioneers included Moshe Oelbaum, and M. Spiegel (1st vice-president), J. Hurwitz (1st vice-president and president), Abraham Sher, S.M. Shapiro Shlesinger, Joseph Grenner, Mrs. Minna Winter (president of the Women's Auxiliary) and Kalman Wagner. In 1930, David Green assumed the position of president of the Folks Farein and served as its exclusive president from 1934 until his passing on 13 May 1977. Sam Cohen was then elected the new president of the Folks Farein.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Folks Farein's philanthropic activities in the Toronto Jewish community from 1914 to 1977. Records include meeting minutes and agendas of the executive board and committees, resolutions of board of directors, newspaper clippings in both Yiddish and English, publicity material, photographs, general correspondence, architectural drawings, cemetery deeds, legal documents, records relating to David Green's personal interests, financial and fundraising records, wills and bequests, and client case files. The records have been arranged into nine series: Meeting minutes; Scrapbooks; Executive services; Celebrations and events; Building and operations; David Green; Finance and fundraising; and Case files.
Notes
Formerly cited as MG2 O1N.
Name Access
Folks Farein
Hebrew National Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Charities
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 6; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Building and operations series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
6
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of tenants of the Folks Farein, their meeting schedules and fees charged.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of a Passover meal for clients of Folks Farein.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to some of these photos are restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs depicting volunteers serving a Passover meal to clients of Folks Farein.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Some of the photographs are closed for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 17; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
17
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Folks Farein volunteers and executive members. Identified in the photo standing from left to right are Mrs. Alexson, A. Senior, David Green, Raizel and unknown. Seated from left to right are Mr. Shuhyn, Mrs. Berlin, Gert Goldhar and Mrs. Blugrind.
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Identified standing from left to right, Mrs. Blugrind, Mrs. Raizel and Mrs. Berlin. A Folks Farein client is pictured in the background.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to this photos is restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Passover at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Temple Sinai Youth Group member Karen Jacob volunteering at Folks Farein during Pesach.
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Jacob, Karen
Subjects
Passover
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 17; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
17
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Folks Farein clients seated at the Passover table during the holidays.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to this photo is restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 16; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
16
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of an unidentified man seated at a Passover table. It is unclear whether this individual is a client or a member of the Folks Farein executive.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to this photo is restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 17; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
17
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Folks Farein clients seated at the Passover table during the holidays.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to this photo is restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 17; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Celebrations and events series
Pesach at Folks Farein file
Level
Item
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
17
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Folks Farein clients seated at the Passover table during the holidays.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Access to this photo is restricted for 100 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Passover
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
57
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Folks Farein was a social welfare organization in the 1920s–1930s. It provided medical advice and consultations for those newly immigrated or those who were bedridden in hospitals. They essentially provided social comfort to those in medical need. Once institutions and organizations became more popular, such as Mount Sinai and JIAS, there was less need and less demand for an organization such as Folks Farein.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph of the Folks Farein executive in circa 1920.
Seated in the front row (left to right) are: Bochnik, Joseph Rosenbaum, Samuel Lent, unknown, Abraham Sher, Mrs. Miller, unknown, and Moshe Kirshenbaum.
Second row: Mrs. Minegarten, Mrs. Shafer, Mrs. Papernick, Mrs. Foster, unknown, unknown, Mrs. Shaul.
Third row: 3rd from right is Mrs. Slaughteroff.
Back row: Mr. Columby (taught at Brunswick T.T.), and fourth from left is Mr. Weinstock.
Name Access
Folks Farein
Nisker, Mollye
Subjects
Charities
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
55
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide: col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Anshei Lagov
Lagover Synagogue
Subjects
Architecture
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
1980-6-3
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 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs of a group of men and women associated with the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. The men are most likely members of the executive, while the women are most likely members of ladies' auxiliary executive.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1994-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
23 photographs : b&w (10 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1938-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original and copy photographs of members and activities of the Toronto Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. Included are group and composite photographs, including a group photograph of the Lagover Society with J. B. Salsberg pictured, ca. 1940.
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.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-1-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
7 photographs
Date
1931-[ca. 1997]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and textual records documenting the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. The bulk of the photographs are photocopies of composite and group images of members; however, there is one original composite photograph of members (1931) and a copy photograph of the Lagov market. Also included is a constitution for the society (1938), copies of articles written by members which outline their memories of Lagov, and a brief meeting report (1997). Records are in English and Yiddish.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Sid' Orfus's brother-in-law. They came into Sid's possession after his brother-in-law passed away.
Subjects
Societies
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder
Date
1931-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. Included are: seven black and white photographs, a past member list, a special section on Lagow from the Kielce-Radom SIG Journal, and a clipping about the society's dedication of one of the twenty stained glass windows in the Baycrest synagogue.
Custodial History
Recording secretary Frances Jacobson donated the records for the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Date
1995-2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society. Included are meeting minutes for the years 1995 through 2017.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Frances Jacobson, the society's recording secretary, prior to donation.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 bound portfolio
Date
2015
Scope and Content
Item is a bound portfolio containing a photograph and the story of the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Fraternal organizations
Name Access
Lagover Mutual Benefit Society
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Anshei Lagov
Lagover Synagogue
Subjects
Architecture
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
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
54
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide: col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Anshei Lagov
Lagover Synagogue
Subjects
Architecture
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
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the officers of the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society.
Subjects
Societies
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 1613
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1613
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Bensman Gezangs Farein
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
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
1978-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2360
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2360
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Bensman Gezangs Farein was predecessor to Jewish Folk Choir.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Bensman Gezangs Farein on a stage with a painted landscape backdrop behind them. Picture in the second from, 5th from right: Sam Richman.
Name Access
Bensman Gezangs Farein
Richman, Sam
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2361
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2361
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The Bensman Gezangs Farein was the precurssor to the Jewish Folk Choir.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Bensman Gezangs Farein seated on a stage.
Name Access
Bensman Gezangs Farein
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
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
1980-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 book
Date
1950-1955
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one minute book for the Lagover Sick Benefit Society. The minutes were recorded by Yonah (Joseph) Winemaker, who was the society's secretary.
Custodial History
The donor inherited the book from her father, Yonah Winemaker.
Descriptive Notes
LANGUAGE NOTE: Yiddish
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Bill Stern's paternal aunt, uncle and young cousins from Lagov, Poland. His aunt had previously been brought to Canada by Bill's father, Moishe Stern, before the Second World War. However, she fell ill while in Toronto and returned to Poland. The whole family pictured here were killed in the Holocaust. This photograph was taken in Lublin, Poland. His aunt's name was Chana Shternshis.
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
Poland
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
16
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the relationship between the JFWB and the Hebrew National Association (Folks Farein). Included are newspaper clippings, correspondence, minutes from joint meetings between the JFWB and the Hebrew National Association.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of the Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with representatives from Hebrew National Association, Folks Farein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
37 Cecil Street
Source
Landmarks

The Folks Farein was first located at 23 Cecil St., however, at some point during the 1940s or 1950s they moved to 37 Cecil Street. In Yiddish Folks Farein translates to People’s Association. It is also known as the Hebrew National Association. They were formed in 1914 by a group of Toronto Jewish immigrants as an organization dedicated to anti-missionary and educational outreach. At this time, a number of Jewish converts to Christianity sought to exploit the situation of poor Jews in the community by making available the services of doctors, midwives and the distribution of direct relief. In addition there was constant street¬corner preaching and proselytizatian. To counteract this, the Folks Ferein was formed. They offered a number of different services including child welfare for working mothers, a reading room, English language classes, and help forJewish hospital patients who could not speak English.
Address
37 Cecil Street
Time Period
1914-[ca. 1977]
Scope Note
The Folks Farein was first located at 23 Cecil St., however, at some point during the 1940s or 1950s they moved to 37 Cecil Street. In Yiddish Folks Farein translates to People’s Association. It is also known as the Hebrew National Association. They were formed in 1914 by a group of Toronto Jewish immigrants as an organization dedicated to anti-missionary and educational outreach. At this time, a number of Jewish converts to Christianity sought to exploit the situation of poor Jews in the community by making available the services of doctors, midwives and the distribution of direct relief. In addition there was constant street¬corner preaching and proselytizatian. To counteract this, the Folks Ferein was formed. They offered a number of different services including child welfare for working mothers, a reading room, English language classes, and help forJewish hospital patients who could not speak English.
History
When the threat from missionaries was no longer an issue, they became a philanthropic society dedicated to ministering to the sick and needy. Under this revised mandate, the Folks Farein provided dentures, eyeglasses, orthopaedic shoes, operative support, crutches, artificial limbs and other related medical appliances wherever needed. They maintained close contact with hospitals, sanatoria, mental institutions, local jails and reformatories to help needy Jewish patients and prisoners. They also distributed kosher meals during Passover; helped seniors get old age pensions and widows and mothers and their children get allowances where fathers were sick or incapacitated; and fed and billeted the unemployed and homeless at the Folks Farein’s premises at 37 Cecil Street. In 1945, when the first group of Jewish refugees from Europe arrived in Toronto, the Folks Farein temporarily accommodated many on its premises and provided them with meals.
Category
Social Service
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
1988-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-10-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 25 cm on matte 23 x 27 cm and 19 x 24 cm on matte 21 x 24 cm
Date
[ca. 1930]-1937
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photograph of the Freiheit Gezang Farein Toronto (1937) and a group photograph of the Labour League Branch 3.
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
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932, 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a charity receipt from the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home from 1932, a photcopy of that same charity receipt, and a donation request from the Hebrew National Association (Folks Farein), dated 1971, with a self-addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
40 records – page 1 of 1.

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