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Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Pincus Mehr at the home of Mandel and Bessie Mehr, 374 Markham Street, Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Pincus
Mehr, Mandel
Mehr, Bessie
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr standing with a doll at the family home at 374 Markham Street, Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Ethel
Subjects
Children
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr standing in the backyard of the Mehr family home at 374 Markham St., Toronto. She is wearing a fur coat.
Name Access
Mehr, Ethel
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
68
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1898]-1965
Physical Description
70 photographs
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Mehr (1901-1975) was born in Toronto in March 1901, the daugther of Mendel and Bessie Mehr. She attended Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. On December 15, 1925, Ethel married Henry Greisman (1897-1950) who was a partner in the Balfour Building Company and later owned the Lady Ellis chain of clothing stores. They had two children, John Richard and Sally Barbara (m. Brenzel). After Henry Greisman's death, Ethel married Myer Brenner, whom she had first met as a young women.
Ethel had four siblings, Pincus, Leonard, Lucille (Warshavsky) and Bernice (Dunkelman).
Custodial History
The materials in this fonds were donated to the Archives in 1988 by Sally (Greisman) Brenzel, the daughter of Ethel Mehr.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of photographs and a small amount of textual records documenting the Mehr, Greisman and Brenner families. The photographs include images of the Mehr family and friends, including individual members of the Greisman and Brenner families, and images of the Lady Ellis Shops in Toronto, Stratford, Ottawa and Windsor. The textual records include Ethel Mehr's confirmation diploma from Holy Blossom Temple as well as a personal letter and a Bishop Strachan domestic science workbook.
Name Access
Mehr, Ethel, 1901-1975
Subjects
Children
Education
Creator
Mehr, Ethel, 1901-1975
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr at the Mehr cottage at Jackson's Point. She is pictured standing near the water on top of a wooden construction.
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
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr and Sylvia Brenner standing in the backyard of the Mehr family home at 374 Markham St., Toronto.
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Mehr, Ethel
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr seated on the steps to her cottage at Jackson's Point, Ontario.
Subjects
Cottages
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
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a photograph of members of a social club, which may be a sorority, either Alpha Epsilon Phi or Delta Phi Epsilon.
Pictured left to right are: Molly Levinter; Jennie Fremes (m. Isadore Brodey); [unknown]; Sylvia Brenner (m. Lionel Fogler); Mary Wilder (m. Sam Yolles); Ethel Mehr (m. Henry Greisman); Lily Waldman (m. Abe Cass); Bertha Rosenfeld (m. Allen); [unknown]; Ella Fremes (m. Cherniofsky); Rose (m. Rafelman); Dorothy Andrews (m. Silverman).
Name Access
Allen, Bertha
Andrews, Dorothy
Brenner, Sylvia
Brodey, Jennie
Cass, Lily
Cherniofsky, Ella
Fogler, Sylvia
Fremes, Ella
Fremes, Jennie
Greisman, Ethel
Levinter, Molly
Mehr, Ethel
Rafelman, Rose
Rosenfeld, Bertha
Silverman, Dorothy
Waldman, Lily
Wilder, Mary
Yolles, Mary
Subjects
Clubs
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.
Physical Condition
This photo is very dirty and cracked in several places.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Dec. 1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm on matte 33 x 33 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Mehr family taken on Ethel Mehr's wedding day. Pictured from left to right are: Pincus (brother), Lucille (sister), Leonard (brother), Bessie (mother), Ethel, Mendel (father), and Bernice Mehr (sister).
Name Access
Mehr, Pincus
Mehr, Ethel
Mehr, Lucille
Mehr, Leonard
Mehr, Bessie
Mehr, Mendel
Mehr, Bernice
Greisman, Henry
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Weddings
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of four girls in the dormitory at Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. On the far right is Ethel Mehr.
Name Access
Bishop Strachan School
Subjects
Dormitories
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the dormitory at Bishop Strachan School. Ethel Mehr is pictured on the left of the two other girls.
Name Access
Bishop Strachan School
Subjects
Dormitories
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr with four friends. They are all wearing fur coats and hats. Pictured from left to right are: Ethel Mehr, Saide Hartman, Sylvia Brenner, [unidentified], [unidentified].
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Hartman, Sadie
Mehr, Ethel
Subjects
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.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr standing in her bathing suit at Mehr's cottage at Jackson's Point, Ontario.
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
Jacksons Point (Georgina, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr and Sylvia Brenner with two other unidentified women. They are all wearing fur coats and standing on the running board of a car.
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Mehr, Ethel
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
40
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr holding a set of golf clubs and standing next to Rita Cooper in Sutton, Ontario.
Name Access
Cooper, Rita
Mehr, Ethel
Subjects
Golf
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
Sutton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr (left) and Sylvia Brenner (right) seated in a car. Two other friends are seated in the back seats.
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Mehr, Ethel
Subjects
Automobiles
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1171
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1171
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985 - 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This tiem is a photograph of Ethel Mehr (left) and Sylvia Brenner (second from left) seated on the running board of a car with two other women.
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Mehr, Ethel
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 Apr. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Hurwich is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hurwich.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of an 11 year old girl who is seated and facing the camera.
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
125
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cook, Ethel
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cook, Ethel
Page Number
286
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schachter, Pincus & Feige
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Schachter, Pincus & Feige
Page Number
423
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2004-5-136
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-136
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
205 photographs : b&w and col. (88 negatives) ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Date
1988
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs depicting the 40th anniversary of the state of Israel celebrations at Massey Hall, UJA's Walk for Israel at Earl Bales Park, and a UJA festival.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bessie Mehr standing in front of a stone building. The photograph was most likely taken in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Name Access
Mehr, Bessie
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
Mount Clemens (Mich.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Mehr served overseas in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Mr. Mehr.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
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
Accession Number
2016-2-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1932
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the wedding invitation for the marriage of Sylvia Mehr and Arthur Warshavsky, as well as photocopies of original announcments of the marriage in the Jewish Standard and another unknown publication, and a copy of M. Mehr & Co. Limited letterhead. The company dealt in iron, steel and metals and was located at the foot of Bathurst St.
Administrative History
Sylvia Mehr was the daughter of Mandel Mehr. She married Arthur Warshavsky in 1932 at her parent's home at 126 Lauder Ave.
Subjects
Invitation cards
Weddings
Name Access
Mehr, Mandel
Mehr, Sylvia
Warshavsky, Arthur
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of graduation programmes and correspondence regarding the Ethel Edell Prize at Harbord Collegiate Institute.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-4-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[2003?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one family memoir written by Elaine Katz regarding the lives of her parents, Ethel and Benjamin Rachlin.
Administrative History
Ethel (1904-1992) and Ben Rachlin (1904-1992) lived most of their life in Acton, Ontario where they owned the following stores: Rachlin Ladies' Wear and Rachlin Men's Wear, and Rachlin Jewellers. In 1951 Ben was elected mayor of Acton, the second Jewish mayor to be elected in Ontario.
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Gold, Ethel & family
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Gold, Ethel & family
Page Number
697
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Greer, Robert & Ethel
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Greer, Robert & Ethel
Page Number
572
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1898]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Custodial History
This item is a photograph of Bessie and Mendel Mehr of Toronto, taken in Buffalo, New York.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
This photograph is cracked in several places and scratched.
Places
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Feb. 1918
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Bessie and Mendel Mehr, taken in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
Name Access
Mehr, Mendel
Mehr, Bessie
United States
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
Mount Clemens (Mich.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bernice and Lucille Mehr standing in the backyard of the Mehr family home at 374 Markham St., Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Bernice
Mehr, Lucille
Subjects
Children
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of members of the Mehr family, possibly taken on University Avenue. Pictured in the rear, from left to right are: [unknown], Jacob Mehr, Ethel Mehr, Joseph Rosenblatt.
In front, left to right: [unknown], [unknown].
Jacob Mehr and Joseph Rosenblatt were the paternal and maternal grandfathers of Ethel Mehr.
Name Access
Mehr, Jacob
Mehr, Ethel
Rosenblatt, Joseph
Subjects
Families
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
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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

Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
2
Material Format
sound recording
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 audio reel (ca. 20 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec., 1 track, mono
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Judah Goldwasser was a research chemist in the Synthesis and Formations Branch of the Naval Surface Weapons Centre in the United States of America. He earned his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He married Sol Edell's daughter, Ethel.
Scope and Content
Item is a sound recording documenting the orthodox Jewish wedding reception of Ethel and Judah Goldwasser. Ethel was Sol Edell's daughter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 514
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
514
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
This item is a portrait of Ethel and Leib Hundert, taken in Czechoslovakia.
Notes
Acquired on June 22, 1975.
Name Access
Hundert, Ethel
Hundert, Leib
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
Czechoslovakia
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-11-25
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-25
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
[191-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Ethel and Herschel Dand, formerly of Montreal and Toronto. A note written by the donor and accompanying the photograph states that the photo is of Ethel Mendelson and her husband, however the back of the photograph identifies the couple as Ethel and Herschel Dand and Ethel as the sister of Mendel who married Rishe. It is unclear which is the correct surname for the couple.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 17; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
17
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Unknown.
Scope and Content
Item is a graduation portrait of Ethel C. taken at a studio in Altoona, Pa. Photo could be of Ethel Gold, the eldest daughter of David and Hannah Cass.
Notes
Mounted in card holder
Inscribed on card holder: "With Love Ethel C."
Photographer: Shaeffer, Altoona
Name Access
C., Ethel
Gold, Ethel
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
Altoona (Pa.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Leonard, Bernice and Lucille Mehr standing in the backyard of the Mehr family home at 374 Markham St., Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Leonard
Mehr, Bernice
Mehr, Lucille
Subjects
Children
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Mehr daughter standing on Markham Street in Toronto. The photograph was taken in the winter.
Name Access
Mehr
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
Markham (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Leonard Mehr wearing a military uniform in front of the Mehr family home on Burnside Dr. in Toronto. He is standing with his niece Carole Warren and nephew Fred Dunkelman. Several people are standing behind him on the porch.
Name Access
Dunkelman
Mehr, Leonard
Subjects
Military uniforms
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
Burnside Drive (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Ethel Abramsky
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
8 Nov. 1981
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ethel Abramsky
Number
OH 42
Subject
World War, 1939-1945
Women
International Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE)
Interview Date
8 Nov. 1981
Quantity
2 cassettes (1 copy)
1 CD
4 WAV files
Interviewer
M. Feldman
Total Running Time
001: 30.53 minutes 002: 30.50 minutes 003: 31.25 minutes 004: 30.42 minutes
Conservation
Copied to cassette in August 2003.
Digitized in January 2015.
Notes
Sound quality poor in many sections.
Use Restrictions
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ethel Abramsky (née Levin) came to live in Kingston after her marriage to Harry Abramsky in 1927. Ethel remained an active member of the Queen Esther Chapter of Hadassah throughout her life. Harry, an industrialist and business man, was a generous benefactor of Queens University and was instrumental in establishing Hillel House at Queens. Ethel and Harry had three children and eight grandchildren.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Abramsky, Ethel
Abramsky, Harry
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO
International Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE)
Geographic Access
Kingston (Ont.)
Florida
Poland
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Digital file
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 42 - Abramsky\OH42_001_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 42 - Abramsky\OH42_002_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 42 - Abramsky\OH42_003_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 42 - Abramsky\OH42_004_Log.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Mehr and Sapera families of Toronto visiting Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge) for a picnic. The photo depicts the group seated on the grass in front of a house.
Pictured from left to right are: Matt Sapera, [unidentified], Pincus Mehr (in behind), Leonard Mehr, [unidentified woman], [unidentified women], [unidentified man standing], [unidentified woman], Flo Sapera (in front), Ethel Mehr.
Subjects
Families
Picnics
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
Galt (Cambridge, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Mehr family and friends gathered for a picnic at Jackson's Point. Identified individuals include: Lucille Mehr, Bibi Hutner, Helen Pullan, Bernice Mehr, Merle Rosenberg, Melba Hutner, Beulah Hutner.
Notes
See accession record for exact locations of individuals.
Subjects
Families
Picnics
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
Jacksons Point (Georgina, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph taken at Leonard Mehr's bar mitzvah in Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Mendel Mehr (father), Ethel, Pincus, Bessie (mother).
Front row, left to right: Lucille, Bernice, Leonard.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Mendel Mehr with his daughters Lucille (left) and Bernice (right).
Notes
Photo by Rosevear, Queen and Bathurst Sts. Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Mendel
Mehr, Lucille
Mehr, Bernice
Subjects
Fathers and daughters
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bernice Mehr seated on a tricycle on Markham St., where the family home was located.
Name Access
Mehr, Bernice
Subjects
Children
Streets
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
Markham (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
48
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of people in bathing suits sitting on the dock at the Mehr's cottage in Jackson's Point, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are: Melba Hutner, Bernice Mehr, Eleanor Cohen (cousin), Ethel Mehr, Ruby Cohen (cousin), and Bert Cooper.
Subjects
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
Jacksons Point (Georgina, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of girls on the beach at the Mehr's cottage in Jackson's Point, Ontario. Pictured standing from left to right: Lucille Mehr, Charlotte Weis (cousin from Cleveland), Leonore Weis. Seated: Ethel Mehr.
Subjects
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
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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