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Accession Number
2010-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
5 cm textual records and other material
Date
1923-1950, predominant 1942-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records that document Leonard's activities as a bomber in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as well as his activities in the immediate post-war years. Textual records include letters written by Leonard to his family during the war in which he discusses such things as his fellow servicemen, the contents of parcels received from his family, his responsibilities as second navigator, and his plans for upcoming leave's of absence. Also included is Leonard's Royal Canadian Air Force flying log book (1943-1948).
Scrapbook contains photographs of Leonard's childhood and wartime experience, such as, images of his airforce crew and fellow servicemen on leave. Scrapbook also contains images of Leonard's family and friends from the post-war era, as well as some textual records, including Leonard's wartime identity card, will and map of Germany.
Administrative History
Leonard was born in Toronto on March 3, 1923 to Samuel and Rebecca (nee Rottenberg) Berger. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a bomber during the Second World War and married Goldie Fine in 1950.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Includes 1 scrapbook, 1 RCAF flying log book, and 1 RCAF patch.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 mp3 files (ca. 2 hours)
2 photographs (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1940]-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of sound recordings created by Kay Radio. Included is a recording of the North Y groundbreaking ceremonies at 4600 Bathurst Street in the winter of 1958. Some of the individuals identified speaking are: Rabbi Feinberg, Ellis I. Shapiro, Sam Granatstein, Kelso Roberts (Attorney General of Ontario), Fred Gardiner, Vernon Singer, and Mayor Nathan Phillips.
Also included is a recording of the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Nothern Completion Program at the North Y on April 20, 1975. Finally, accession includes one photograph of the Leonard Kay and other men standing outside Kay Radio and one family photograph taken at a wedding reception.
Custodial History
The donor is the son of Leonard Kay. He found the reels in his parents home in Toronto after they passed away. He had them shipped to his home in Florida and digitized them.
Administrative History
Leonard Kay was born in Winnipeg in 1908. Leonard opened Kay Radio near Bloor and Bathurst Street around 1938. The store later moved to 3419 Bathurst Street in the mid to late 1950s. The business installed sound systems, sound trucks, recorded weddings, bar mitzvahs and other events, repaired TVs and installed TV attenae on apartment buildings. Kay Radio installed the sound systems in many of the synagogues around Toronto. Around 1985, Leonard's son, Michael, took over the business. Leonard passed away in 1991.
Subjects
Occupations
Name Access
Kay, Leonard, 1908-1991
Kay Radio (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 7; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
7
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a graduation portrait of Leonard Hanzer.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Hookins, Leonard
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Hookins, Leonard
Page Number
759
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wright, Leonard
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wright, Leonard
Page Number
708
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
1982-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 items
Date
1944-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of three items collected by Ida Bernstein. They include: a programme from McCaul Street Synagogue on the occasion of the burning of the mortgage, an invitation to Mrs. Bernstein to meet with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and finally, a programme from the Alpha Omega Fraternity honouring Harry Jolley
Administrative History
Beth Hamidrash Hagadol was a Toronto synagogue which amalgamated with Goel Tzedec in 1952 to form the Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Alpha Omega is a Jewish dental fraternity which has an alumni chapter in Toronto. Harry Jolley was the national president of the fraternity in 1952.
Keillar Mackay was the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1957 to 1963
Descriptive Notes
McCaul Synagogue.
Beth Midrash Hagadol.
Lieutenant Governor.
Harry Jolley.
Alpha Omega.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence between Katz and D. Bernstein, 516 Baldwin Ave., Sharon, PA, U.S.A.
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 52
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
52
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 53
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
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1965
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
Accession Number
2010-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 13 x 21 cm
Date
1925-[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of Bernstein family members. One documents a women's meeting at a home on 678 Crawford Street. Second from left is Esther (Ettie) Bernstein and beside her is Eva Norris. The other photograph is labelled: Organization Meeting of the United Jewish Farmers of Ontario, Holy Blossom Synagogue, March 25, 1925. This photograph has a number of individuals identified on it, including: Dr. Brickner, Hon. Pres.; S. Samuels, Vice Pres.; H. Shackman, Treas.; M. Berman, Executive; S. Levine, Secty; M. Borinsky, Executive; J. Smith, Executive; M. Borenstein, Executive. A member of the donor's family started to identify individuals by marking the photograph with pen. These include Moishe Yukel Bernstein (the donor's great-grandfather), Isadore Bernstein (his grandfather), Tom White, Alta Crystal, Mr. Samuels, Mr. Krupinsky & Saul Crystal.
Subjects
Farmers
Places
Crawford Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-10-9
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
3 CDs
Date
[ca. 1930]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
The accession includes 3 CDs containing recordings that the donor made of his grandfather and other relatives' cantorial music that was originally on 78 RMP records.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-8-7
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
39 photographs : b&w and col ; 42 x 52 cm or smaller
5 photographs : b&w (TIF)
1 folder of textual records
1 book
Date
1880-1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Bernstein, Seskin and Norris families. Among the photos is a photo album belonging to Eva & Srulik Norris, six painted photographic portraits (oval mounted on card with crayon embellishments); one painting, a worn copy of Readings from the Holy Scriptures issued to Sid Bernstein, while serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, Camp Borden, ca. 1943. This bible is an example of those issued to Jewish Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, published in the United States by Jewish Welfare Board in 1943. This copy was distributed by the Mount Royal Lodge No. 729, B’nai B’rith, and the War Efforts Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, March 1943. In addition there is a Balmoral Hotel business card and a presonal Shana Tova greeting card of the donor's Great Aunt Hinde Bernstein.
The individuals identified in the photographs include: Moshe Yukel Berstein, Isadore Bernstein, Ettie Bernstein, Avram Hersh Bernstein, Brothers Hymie, Izzie, Nathan and Saul Bernstein, Moishe Bernstein, Eva Norris, Srulick Norris, Mattel Sluzewska, Michal Sluzewski, Dave Gruber, Hinda Bernstein, William (Wilhelm) Seskin, Jack Seskin, Sofie Seskin, Anny Kofman, Jennie Seskin, Adolf Seskin, andLeah Bernstein (née Zuber). Locations of the photographs include: Mr. Bernstein's gas station in Haliburton, Ontario; Chez Ami, Buffalo, New York; Shepatovka, Russia; Pontypool, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario.
Custodial History
Michael Bernstein inherited the collection that was formerly in the possession of his grandmother Ettie Bernstein. He also acquired the photogaph album belonging to Eva and Srulick Norris, friends of Ettie's.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Related material:
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding pro-Hitler comments made by Mr. Bernstein, a Jewish gas station operator in Haliburton, Ontario.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Haliburton (Ont. : County)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Bernstein, Isreal
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Bernstein, Isreal
Page Number
354
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2007-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1926-1927
Scope and Content
This accession consists of ten issues of the Leonard Athletic Club's newsletter entitled "The Athlete". The issues date from March 1926 to December 1927.
Administrative History
The Leonard Athletic Club was organized in March 1924, with the purpose of developing Jewish athletes and having a bigger Jewish representation on the sports field. The name was in honour of Benny Leonard, at the time, the undefeated Lightweight Champion of the World. The Club was similar to other Jewish athletic clubs and city playgrounds of the time, and they often competed against them in various sports and activities. The Athlete was edited by Hye Bossin.
Subjects
Clubs
Name Access
Bossin, Hye
Leonard Athletic Club
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Moore, Leonard, Bess
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Moore, Leonard, Bess
Page Number
779
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
1 audio disc
12 photographs (6 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1922]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Marc Bernstein. Included are the following records: audio cassettes, a Sacred Service record by Ernest Bloch with Leonard Bernstein conducting, some individual scrapbook pages, photographs, and textual files from Canor Bernstein's Summer Hotel at Lake Shore House and Cabins in Orillia.
The audio cassettes contain recordings of Cantors Akiba Bernstein, Pinchos Borenstein and Haynach Borenstein; a recording of Mary Simmons in early broadcasts, plus Cantors Akiva, Haynach, Hershal and Archie Borenstein.
Photographs include some portraits of family members and several group portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date
1921-2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a letter composed by Haliburton Highlands Museum Curator Stephen Hill describing the professional and political life of Saul Bernstein, former resident, business owner and member of municipal council in Haliburton, Ontario. Included in the accession are several photocopies of sources Stephen Hill relied on for his research including: Saul Bernstein's obituary published in the Haliburton County Newspaper in 1952; an announcement of Bernstein's teardown of a store and residence previously purchased from Mrs. Charles Henderson, Lindsay Daily, May 1936; Thursday Post of Lindsay, 7 May1936, advertisement announcing the sale of Haliburton Motors, Haliburton County News, May 1945; fire at Chamber's Motors, Haliburton County News, January 1950; Haliburton Highlands Historical Society plaque presentation to Randall and Marty Grant at Bernstein's storefront established in 1923, The Highlander, July 2016; and several advertisements of S. Zalkin, Minden Echo 1921 - 1923. In addition there is a colour copy of an original invoice from Haliburton Motors, ca. 1930s.
Places
Haliburton (Ont. : County)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the Bernstein family of Pontypool sitting around an outdoor dining table. There are ten members pictured.
Name Access
Bernstein family
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
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
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Jack Bernstein was born in Toronto in 1918. He was the son of Akiva Bernstain, the famous cantor at Beth Tzedec. They lived for some time on Major Street and then moved to 516 Palmerston Street during the 1930s.
Jack began his career at RKO as a contract clerk and moved up the ranks to become Toronto Branch Manager and Sales Manager during the late 1940s. He later became president of Famous Players Theatres Canada.
He married Mary and they had two children: Harriet and Mark. Bernstein passed away in 1988.
Scope and Content
The item is an original portrait along with a copy of Jack Bernstein wearing a tallis during his bar mitzvah.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Tallitot (Jewish liturgical objects)
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
1992-7-1.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Isaac Shleser was a doctor of internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1937. He was married to Helen Schwartz (d. 3 August 2007), the sister of Sylvia Schwartz, and had two daughters, Jill and Jan. He had five grandchildren, Dean, Natalie, Samantha, Duncan and Douglas, and one greatgrandson, Henry. He died on the 10 July 2007.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Leonard Hauser.
Notes
This item has no proofs.
Subjects
Physicians
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
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Moishe Yukel and Rifka Bernstein standing near a pond in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Bernstein, Moishe Yukel
Bernstein, Rifka
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
62
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 standing in uniform with his mother Bessie Mehr. They are in front of the Mehr family duplex on Bernside Dr. in Toronto.
Name Access
Mehr, Leonard
Mehr, Bessie
Burnside Dr.
Subjects
Military uniforms
Mothers and sons
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
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of Queen Circle Inn, Bernstein's, Hotel and Restaurant at Crystal Beach, Ontairo.
Subjects
Architecture
Hotels
Restaurants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Crystal Beach (Fort Erie, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of "father" Moishe Yukel Bernstein, "mother" Rifka Bernstein, [unknown]; [unknown] and two children Esther Bernstein and Hymie Bernstein.
Notes
Title is taken from writing on the bottom of the original photograph.
Name Access
Bernstein, Moishe Yukel
Bernstein, Rifka
Bernstein, Esther
Bernstein, Hymie
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
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
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