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Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the ark of Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Pictured next to it is Saul Ross, station agent at Swastika, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Ross, Saul
Subjects
Torah arks
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Torah arks
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 790
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
790
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the bimah and the aron kodesh in the sanctuary of the Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. There is an unidentified man standing on the bimah.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Subjects
Torah arks
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1920
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings : 1 pen on linen weave and 5 pencil ; 54 x 54 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of Benjamin Brown's designs for a proposed synagogue. The designs were likely created before the congregation had purchased land or secured an architect. The congregation did not end up using Benjamin Brown as the architect. Included are floor plans, sections, and a rough sketch of the exterior.
Subjects
Synagogues
Physical Condition
Drawings are brittle and fragile. One drawing is badly torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Sept. 1955
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the donation of a sefer Torah to Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario, by the Rapoport family. The photo depicts members of the family and synagogue seated with the new Torah.
Subjects
Torah scrolls
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
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 124; Series 1-3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Kulanu Toronto fonds
Pride series
Pride sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
124
Series
1-3
File
5
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Date
2010
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (electronic)
Scope and Content
File consists of a document containing the contact information of designers and printers considered by Kulanu Toronto ahead of Pride 2010.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
McCaul, Jos.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
McCaul, Jos.
Page Number
698
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2007-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1906
Scope and Content
Accession contains one contract between Mr. Abraham Landsberg and the Chevra Tehillim (McCaul Street) Synagogue for the purchase of two seats in the congregational pews. The seats were utilized by Mr. Landsberg from 1906 until 1924, when the seats were transferred to his son Dr. Harry Landsberg.
Administrative History
Abraham Landsberg was an early Jewish immigrant to Toronto. Born in Russia in 1859, Abraham arrived in Canada with wife Rebecca, sister Mary and daughters Edith and Ray in 1892. After settling in Toronto, they had four more children: Jack, Lillian, Maurice and Harold. The family lived at 195 College Street. Abraham's sons took up diverse professions; his oldest, Jack, became a plumbing contractor, his middle son, Maurice, became a mechanic and his youngest son, Harold, became a dentist, setting up a practice with Dr. Benjamin Garfield.
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Landsberg, Abraham
Beth Medrosh Hagodol Chevra Tehillim (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 685
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
685
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a banquet for the dedication of the new Torah scroll at the Congregation B'nai Israel in Timmins, Ontario. The Torah was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Martin. Pictured is a large group seated at several banquet tables in the synagogue's basement. Identified individuals include:
Chava Shub, Bert Levinson, Lillian Rotstein (née Feldman), Mrs. Gurevitch, Mrs. Brovender, Alice Atkins (née Martin), Malka Martin, Esther Winikoff (née Martin), Harry Martin, Joseph Martin, Sheva Martin, Sam Bucovetsky, Mrs. Bucovetsky, Mrs. Linder, Rabbi Linder, Mrs. Levinson, Anita Parker (née Levinson), Bella Bucovetsky, S. I. Bucovetsky, Min Gram, Lil Kaplun, Mrs. Greenberg, Louis Halperin, Phillip Sheinhoft, Irving Bucovetsky, Levy Shub, P. Levine, Mrs. Levine, Saul Shankman, Sophy Shankman (née Levine), Mr. Cohn, Shirley Brovender, Sarah Finkelman, Sam Finkelman, Harry Verner, David Sky, Mr. Slotnick, Mrs. Slotnick, Sam Goldstein, Cully Abrams, Rose Mallin, Frank Feldman, John Feldman, Vera Silver, Mr. Mitchell, Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Cantor, Mrs. Cantor, Mrs. Bucovetsky, Louis Feldman, Harry Gram, Mrs. Gurevitch, Miss. Gurevitch, Mr. Raphael, Mrs. Raphael, Esther Finkelman.
Notes
See photo for location of identified individuals. Finkleman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkelman.
Name Access
Abrams, Cully
Atkins, Alice
Brovender, Shirley
Bucovetsky, Bella
Bucovetsky, Irving
Bucovetsky, S. I.
Bucovetsky, Sam
Cantor
Cohn, Mr.
Feldman, Frank
Feldman, John
Feldman, Lillian
Feldman, Louis
Finkelman, Esther
Finkelman, Sam
Finkelman, Sarah
Goldstein, Sam
Gram, Harry
Gram, Min
Greenberg, Mrs.
Gurevitch, Mrs.
Halperin, Louis
Kaplun, Lil
Levine, P.
Levine, Sophy
Levinson, Anita
Levinson, Bert
Linder, Rabbi
Mallin, Rose
Martin, Alice
Martin, Esther
Martin, Harry
Martin, Joseph
Martin, Malka
Martin, Sheva
Mitchell
Parker, Anita
Raphael
Rotstein, Lillian
Shankman, Saul
Shankman, Sophy
Sheinhoft, Phillip
Shub, Chava
Shub, Levy
Silver, Vera
Sky, David
Slotnick
Vener, Harry
Winikoff, Esther
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Torah scrolls
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
Timmins (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired in 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
102
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1929]
Physical Description
11 architectural drawings : 1 blueprint, 10 pencil ; 64 cm length or smaller - 6 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Built in 1929, the Commodore Building is a large office building that once primarily housed businesses in the garment industry. It was designated a heritage building in 2005.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of the Commodore Building, which is a ten storey building located at 317 Adelaide West. Floor plans of each floor and an elevation of the entrance are included.
Notes
USE CONDITION NOTE: Researchers wishing to access interior drawings must first be granted written permission by the property owner.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 106
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
106
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1920
Physical Description
40 architectural and technical drawings : 3 blueprints, 9 pen on linen weave, 28 pencil on tracing paper ; 88 cm length or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Hermant Building, located at 21 Dundas Square, is a designated heritage building that is actually composed of two connected office buildings and an annex. The nine storey western building was designed by architects Bond and Smith in 1913. The six storey Hermant Annex and fourteen storey eastern tower were designed by Benjamin Brown in 1920 and 1930 respectively. The building is named after Percy Hermant and served as the headquarters of his company, Imperial Optical, which for a time was the largest prescription lens business in the British Commonwealth. The buildings were designated as heritage buildings in 1990. Benjamin Brown's office was also located in the Hermant building during the 1940s.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the Hermant Annex located at 254-256 Victoria Street. Foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, a roof plan, sections, a block plan and a lettering design for a building sign are included. Technical drawings of structural elements of the building as well as schedules for construction of the building are also included.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are fragile and torn.
6/16/2015: Records were sent out for conservation treatments.
Related Material
See File 49-3-97 for the architectural drawings of the Hermant Building.
See File 49-3-37 for the architectural plans of a proposed storage building for Mr. Percy Hermant at 179 Ontario Street and for a biography of Mr. Hermant.
See File 49-3-58 for the architectural plans of a factory for Imperial Optical Co. at 270 Ontario Street and for an administrative history of Imperial Optical.
See File 49-3-63 for the architectural plans of alterations to the ground floor of the Hermant Building.
See File 49-3-100 for architectural drawings of Montgomery's Tavern, located on the ground floor of the Hermant Building.
See File 49-3-93 for the architectural drawings of a factory for Imperial Optical at the S.W. corner of Dundas and Ontario Streets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 987
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
987
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph featuring portraits of the members of the Exeuctive and Ladies' Auxiliary of the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue (the McCaul St. Synagogue) on their 50th anniversary.
Name Access
McCaul Street Synagogue
Beth Midrash Hagadol Synagogue
Chevra Tehillim
Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
Anniversaries
Portraits
Women
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
1976-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-4-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w
Date
1926
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of the Chestnut Street Synagogue. One photograph is of the exterior of the synagogue with Yankel Jessel and Shlomo Dov Jessel standing in front. The other photograph is of the interior and shows the front arch.
Administrative History
The Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue, also known as the Chestnut Street Synagogue, was located at 109 Chestnut Street in Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Name Access
Shomrai Shaboth-Chevra Mishnayoth Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Chestnut Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 presentation drawing : brownline drawing, hand col. ; 41 x 82 cm
3 technical drawings : brownline prints ; 52 x 54 cm and 54 x 78 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of invoices from the architect relating to the construction of a new building which Sol Edell wanted to build on the site occupied by Edell's Drug Store. Also included is correspondence with the Municipality of Etobicoke regarding a building permit and a report from the Ontario Municipal Board regarding by-laws for apartment buildings. File also consists of a presentation drawing of what the proposed apartment building would look like and preliminary floor plans and elevation drawings by architect Sidney Samuels.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 740
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
740
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of several members of the Fine family standing in the basement of the McCaul St. Synagogue. There is a band playing on the stage behind them.
Pictured from (L to R): Harry Fine, Annie Rubin, [unknown], [unknown], Meyer Fine, Lillian Simmonds, Jacob Fine, Clara Fine, Louis Massey Moss, [unknown], [unknown], Ethel Fagan and Frank Fine.
Notes
Acquired June 28, 1976
Name Access
Fagan, Ethel
Fine, Clara
Fine family
Fine, Frank
Fine, Harry
Fine, Jacob
Fine, Meyer
McCaul St. Synagogue
Moss, Louis Massey
Rubin, Annie
Simmonds, Lillian
Subjects
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
McCaul Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Reference materials series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 104
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
104
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1921-1922
Physical Description
27 architectural and technical drawings : 26 blueprints, 1 pencil and paint ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Located at 285 Spadina Avenue, the Standard Theatre was the first purpose-built Yiddish theatre in Canada. Described as the finest Yiddish theatre in North America, it contained seating for 1500 and included a balcony. The Standard held its opening performance and ceremony on August 31, 1922. It became the site of a variety of Yiddish plays, musical performances and other entertainment. The theatre was also the scene of political activity during this period, including a 1929 gathering to commemorate the death of Lenin. In 1935, due to poor attendance, the theatre was converted into a movie theatre renamed the Strand. Over the next several decades, the theatre was used for a variety of purposes, including as a Chinese movie house and even as a burlesque house for a time. Most recently, the main floor of the building has been converted into a bank, while the upper balcony has been closed. The Standard was designated as a heritage building in 2007.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings by J. M. Jeffrey of the Standard Theatre located at 285 Spadina Avenue. Elevations, floor plans, sections, detailing, a heating plan, a roof plan, a colour drawing of a theatre sign and technical drawings of structural elements of the building are included. These drawings are the original permit plans that would have been used onsite during construction. Although Jeffrey is the name on the drawings, Benjamin Brown has also been credited as the architect for the theatre according to an August 31, 1922 Globe and Mail article detailing the opening night.
Name Access
Jeffrey, J. M.
Standard Theatre
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Drawings are torn and wrinkled. A conservator should examine these drawings before further handling.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1212
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1212
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of students standing on the front steps of the McCaul Street School in Toronto.
Name Access
McCaul Street School
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Schools
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
1983-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a copy of the Deed for Beth Jacob (1922), a signed agreement for the mortgage for The Beth Jacob Congregation (1942), an agenda for The Kehilla of Toronto (1944) and statements of receipts and disbursement (1942-1943, 1954-1955).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3370
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3370
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Moses' news stand on Durham Street in Sudbury, Ontario.
Notes
Title taken from writing on photograph.
Subjects
Newspaper vendors
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the donation of the sefer Torah to the Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario. The photograph depicts the synagogue's Rabbi and members of the congregation standing on the bimah holding the Torahs. The man pictured on the far left holding the Torah is Harry Wise. The man in standing centre in the white hat is Louis Rapoport.
Subjects
Torah scrolls
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
1977-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original photograph of the dedication ceremonies of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue's Torah scroll. The photograph features (l-r): Sam Speigel; Bill Rosenthal, and Irving Greenspoon.
Notes
Acquired June 1976.
Physical reproduction note: Copyright owned by the Sudbury Daily Star.
Name Access
Shaar Hashomayim Congregation of Sudbury (Sudbury, Ont.)
Subjects
Torah scrolls
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 8; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
8
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 9 x 14 cm and 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of four photographs taken at a Torah ceremony in Jerusalem. Two photos show a group shot featuring Y. L. Maimon (Fischman), minister of religions, with Chief Rabbi Uziel, and J. P. Katz seated on the right. One photo is of a group seated around a table with J. P. Katz in the middle. The final photo is of J. P. Katz in a group.
Subjects
Torah scrolls
Places
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and by-law notices for the designation of the Kiever Synagogue as a heritage site.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1125
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the house at 63 Water Street in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge), which was purchased from the Canadian Bank of Commerce for use by the community synagogue.
Subjects
Dwellings
Synagogues
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
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Eastern Canada synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Eastern Canada synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
24 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Subjects
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
Fredericton (N.B.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains two architectural drawings and a Service of Dedication programme for the synagogue from 1962.
Subjects
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
Fredericton (N.B.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-1922
Physical Description
136 architectural drawings : pencil, some hand col., watercolour, on linen weave and tracing paper ; 100 x 90 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Henry Street Beth Jacob Synagogue was founded by Toronto’s Polish-Jewish Community, as the successor of an older, smaller synagogue on Elm Street. It was the first synagogue in Toronto that was designed by a Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown. Located at 23 and 23 ½ Henry Street, the synagogue was dedicated in 1922, at a cost of $156,000, and could accommodate up to eight hundred worshippers. It was built in Romanesque style and was notable for its stained glass windows and retractable roof that was used on Sukkoth. It also contained a vaulted ceiling capped by a large dome and four smaller ones. The building was eventually sold and converted into a church. It is the current site of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of Beth Jacob Synagogue. Contained within are basement, floor, stairwell and roof plans, load plans, sections, and elevation drawings. Also included are detailing of windows, the Ark, entrances and other structures and objects.
Notes
Most of the drawings are stored in four rolls, the remainder are encased in five sheets of Melinex. Due to the fragility of these drawings, the medium, extent and sizes of them are based on the descriptions compiled by Steve Speisman. It is recommended that a conservator examine these drawings.
Name Access
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are frayed and torn.
Places
Henry Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1735
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1735
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Synagogue architecture
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 1138
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1138
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Sept. 1955
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Leon Rotberg, Sam Neiman and Ben Kanter holding the sefer Torah that was donated to the Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired on June 28, 1976.
Name Access
Beth David Synagogue (Brantford, Ont.)
Subjects
Communities
Torah scrolls
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1137
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1137
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Sept. 1955
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the donation of sefer Torah to the Beth David Synagogue in Brantford, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are:
Harry Wise, Louis Rapoport, Hyman Edelist, and Louis Henkle.
Name Access
Beth David Synagogue (Brantford, Ont.)
Subjects
Communities
Torah scrolls
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2385
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2385
Material Format
graphic material
Date
8 May 1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Jewish community of Kirkland Lake assembled in front of the Adath Israel Synagogue. A man in the front is carrying the congregation's Torah, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Max Berjansky.
Notes
For identification, see accession record.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Berjansky, Max
Berjansky, Mrs.
Subjects
Communities
Torah scrolls
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-6-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 poster : col. ; 44 x 28 cm
6 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records related to the national historical designation of Kensington Market in Toronto, including materials from the unveiling ceremony, held on May 25, 2008. This includes the event package, media releases, formal invitations to politicians and guest speakers, the official invitation and programme, an historical backgrounder on the Market, Chair of UJA Federation David Koschitzky's speech, a poster, as well as six photographs taken at the event.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Cyrel Troster, who was a member of the Kensington Market National Historic Site Designation Working Group.
Subjects
Markets
Name Access
Koschitzky, David
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-19; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1993 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-19
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains designs for the sponsor book and a printed collection envelope; coupons for participants who gathered sponsors; and a thank-you certificate.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Adoption series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Adoption series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correpondence between JCWA and the Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee of New York regarding adoptions. Liaison with the Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee originated with the Jewish Children's Bureau and was continued by JCWA.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of the Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 677
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
677
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1965
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of an old building opposite New City Hall in Toronto.
Name Access
Toronto City Hall (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of residents inside the synagogue at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. This image is found on page 21 of the Home's annual calendar for 1933-4.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #1506
Subjects
Synagogues
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
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 5; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
5
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item consists of a petition sent by the members of Machziki Hadas to the president requesting that a general meeting be convened. Paul Edell was one of the members who signed the petition.
Places
Teraulay Street (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
105
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1929-1930
Physical Description
41 architectural and technical drawings : some pencil, some blueprints ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
1 photograph : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the Balfour Building. Floor plans, a roof plan, detailing, sections, elevations, electrical plans and drawings of the entrance are included. Also included is a photograph of the exterior in the early 1930s.
Notes
Photograph is mounted on cardboard and encased in Melinex.
Due to the fragility of this material, the description and extent are partially based on Steven Speisman's item level descriptions.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo 3308 for a copy print of the Balour building photograph in this file.
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina and File 49-3-32 for alterations to Balfour Annex stores for Messrs. Shiffer, Hillman and Lichtman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of design and publicity material for the Jewish community centres at Bloor and Spadina and Bathurst and Sheppard in Toronto.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 674
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
674
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1965
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the south side of Queen Street West, Toronto.
Name Access
Toronto City Hall (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Streets
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
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. A.I. Willinsky fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 81; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. A.I. Willinsky fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
81
Item
18
Material Format
moving images
Date
[ca. 1936]-1938
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 19 min.) : original, b&w, si. ; 16 mm
1 film reel (ca. 19 min.) : duplicate, 16 fps, b&w, si. ; 16 mm
1 DVD (ca. 19 min.) : duplicate, digital, b&w, si.
Scope and Content
Item is a documentary film about the rationale for, the construction of, and the opening ceremonies of the Holy Blossom Synagogue. Seen are shots of the crowded and dim classrooms within the old Bond St. Synagogue, its predecessor. Also seen are scenes of the official sod turning, the laying of the corner-stone, and some of the construction work on Holy Blossom at its new location at the corner of Bathurst Street and Ava Road. These are followed by various scenes of the new building’s interior and exterior. The film ends with the May 16, 1937 official opening ceremonies of, and the transfer of the Torah scrolls to, the new facility. Identified in the footage is Edmund Scheuer.
Notes
In 1988 a dupe negative and new check print were struck from the original positive print. As part of the new print production, both the original magnetic and optical sound tracks were utilized. This work was commissioned by and paid for by the Toronto Jewish Congress for its Archives.
Previously reel # 12
Name Access
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Building
Synagogues
Torah scrolls
Physical Condition
Film has slight vinegar smell
Places
Ava Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Bond Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Shalom series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Shalom series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of programming copy.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Feb. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a news release.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1986
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Home News magazine was first issued in 1957 to keep the public informed about the activities and operation of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Initially, it also provided residents with a forum for expression as some of them sat on the magazine's Editorial Board. In Sept. 1969, the publication changed its name to Baycrest News to reflect Baycrest's name change to the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Another change to the publication took place in 1982, when its format was altered from a magazine to a tabloid. It was issued between three and four times each year. Baycrest News is no longer published.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of issues of the Baycrest News and its predecessor, Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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