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Level
Item
ID
Item 1713
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1713
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1715
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1715
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1717
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1717
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1718
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1718
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1712
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1712
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1714
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1714
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Women
Older people
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6037
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6037
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an exterior photograph of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil St.
Notes
Same image as photo #4365 and photo #45
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
Old age homes
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 249
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
249
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Item is a publictiy poster for the Jewish Home for the Aged. The poster is in Yiddish.
Name Access
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Posters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
216 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
In 1913, a mutual benefit society for women called the Ezras Noshim Society was formed in Toronto. Ezras Noshim started collecting funds around 1916 to purchase a home that would be converted into Toronto's first Jewish Old Folks Home. The forerunner to Baycrest Centre opened in 1919 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home. It was located on Cecil Street in downtown Toronto and the women of Ezras Noshim made beds, cooked kosher meals, washed sheets and sponsored fund-raising events.
In 1954, the Jewish Home for the Aged opened on Bathurst Street to accommodate their expanding needs with the addition of a new feature -- Baycrest Hospital. This location, known as the Baycrest Centre, expanded to include several new buildings that were better able to meet the needs of the Jewish community in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several Jewish Home for the Aged groups, including the men's service group, the women's auxiliary, and the staff and residents. The images depict meetings and banquets, fundraising campaigns, images of the interior of the building, the residents partaking in daily activities and classes, and special visits by dignitaries. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents seated in a corridor of the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents dancing in a circle in one of the function rooms at the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of one glass slide showing an elderly man and woman standing in the backyard of the Jewish Old Folks' Home. The man in pointing at something in the distance.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents of the Jewish Old Folks' Home playing cards.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of three women sitting in chairs in the Jewish Old Folks' Home sun room.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of residents of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street gardening in the yard. They are holding shovels and hoes.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1negative) ; 20 x 25 cm mounted on board
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and negative of residents and staff gathered in front of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #254.
Subjects
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.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
7
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 and a nurse inside the hospital ward at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. This image is found on page 22 of the Home's annual calendar for 1933-4.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #1507
Subjects
Hospitals
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of elderly men and women partaking in an arts and crafts class. There are sitting at tables working on their projects.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 208
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
208
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence from The Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home concerning notification of meetings. Katz served on the Board of the Toronto Jewish Old Folk Home.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 209
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
209
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a page of stationery with the letterhead of the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home and a notification card of a meeting of the Management Board.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
51
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and negative of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street. Staff and residents are pictured from a distance standing in front of the home. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken. The photograph has been plaque mounted.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #251
Subjects
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.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
16 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Jewish Old Folks' Home. Included are photographs, annual calendars, a badge, coins, a land deed, and a donation receipt.
Notes
Includes 3 folders of textual records, 1 badge, and 2 coins.
Name Access
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Related Material
For additional photographs of the Jewish Old Folks' Home see Fonds 61, series 6.
For minutes of the Jewish Old Folks' Home Committee (1934-1935) see Fonds 62, series 3, file 3.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Date
1947
Scope and Content
Accession contains one photo of a lady serving a man lunch at the Jewish Old Folks Home.
Name Access
Jewish Old Folks Home
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-2011
Physical Description
2.82 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events. By 1938 the Home had expanded into its neighboring houses at 29, 33, and 35 Cecil Street and was caring for 115 residents. It provided residents with synagogue services, a hospital ward and social activities. At this time the Home also became a member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
In 1946, the need for a larger and more modern building prompted a fundraising campaign, which was headed by Abe Posluns, to purchase and build a new facility. In December 1954, the new building opened at 3650 Bathurst Street and consisted of two new institutions: The Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. This location continued to expand over the years, including a new building for residents in 1968, an apartment building for seniors called the Baycrest Terrace in 1976, and a community centre known as The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1977. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand its programs to include a day care program, recreational programs, and a Sheltered Workshop which was run in cooperation with the Jewish Vocational Service and provided residents with employment. In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility where top researchers could study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest’s services and programs have continued to expand. In 2000, the Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened to help residents with progressive dementia caused by vascular disorders. In 2001 a condominium building opened at 2 Neptune Drive for seniors, and in 2003 the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic was established to provide out-patient services for seniors with memory disorders. Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions from a variety of sources, including the Baycrest Women's Auxiliary and the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the history, governance, and activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, artifacts, constitutions, publications, press releases, financial records, event invitations, programs, a scrapbook, a poster, lists, theatrical scripts, newspaper clippings, brochures and booklets, flyers, a land deed, certificates, schedules, annual calendars, cards, questionnaires, and lists.
Fonds is arranged into eleven series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports; 3. Committees and meetings; 4. Women's Auxiliary; 5. Men's Service Group; 6. Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; 7. Programs and services; 8. Religious services; 9. Fundraising; 10. Publications and publicity; and, 11. Events. Records are described to the file level with some item level descriptions.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1102 photographs, 4 coins, 2 posters, 1 badge, 1 pin, 1 key chain, 1 postcard, and 1 pen.
Associated material note: related material at Library and Archives Canada includes a small Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds, and the Eric Exton fonds. For architectural records see the Irving D. Boigon fonds 243 at the City of Toronto Archives (Boigon was an architect who designed many of Baycrest's buildings between the 1970s and 1990s). Contact Baycrest Centre's Heritage Museum for committee records from the 1930s, and consult Baycrest's website to access electronic copies of current issues of Baycrest's publications.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Baycrest Hospital
Ezras Noshem Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Hospitals
Old age homes
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18, series 3-4; Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds 75; United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67; accession # 2009-6-2; Dora Till Fonds 52; J. Irving Oelbaum Fonds 24; Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, series 1-1; Gilbert Studios fonds 37; Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 3, file 3; JFWB fonds 87, series 6, files 5 and 6; JIAS fonds 9, series 7, file 1; Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27, series 1-4, and Morris Norman fonds 22.
Creator
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 1917-
Accession Number
1982-11-1
1983-11-2
1988-2-7
1979-9-17
1979-9-23
1987-9-7
2004-5-50
MG 2 O 1A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of Jewish Old Folks' Home residents seated at some tables in the dining room.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of nurses at the Jewish Old Folks' Home. Visible in the photograph are medicine bottles placed on shelves, as well as several jars of cotton balls and swabs.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of a group of residents seated at banquet tables. The man addressing the group may be Jacob Becker.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of the interior of the men's ward at the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street. There are several residents seated in wheelchairs or lying in bed in the photograph.
Notes
The copy print and negative was made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative and 1 glass slide) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide of the exterior of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street.
Notes
The copy print and negative were made from the original glass slide by the Archives.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo #45 and photo #6037.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 173
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
173
Material Format
object
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 items
Scope and Content
This item consists of two identitical coins.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
Fonds
22
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942, 1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
112
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 Feb. 1954-18 May 1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is three copy photographs of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, B.M. Pozner, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #253
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Pozner, B. M.
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and the portraits of three residents: Toltze Slaman, Rebecca Simpson, and Sarah Arbes. The signs on the building were added to the image after the photograph was taken. The photograph has been plaque mounted.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #252
Name Access
Arbes, Sarah
Simpson, Rebecca
Slaman, Toltze
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a publicity poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and group photographs of residents. The signs on the Home were added to the photograph after the image was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #250.
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a copy negative of a poster depicting the exterior of 29 and 31 Cecil Street and group photographs of residents. The signs on the Home were added to the photograph after the image was taken.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #255.
Subjects
Architecture
Posters
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a composite photograph of the executive members for the Jewish Old Folks' Home. The picture was taken in 1917 before the first home on Cecil Street had opened.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #42.
Subjects
Executives
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Lincoln Place Nursing Home
Subjects
Older people
Religion
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
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 6; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Jewish Old Folks' Home series
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
6
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of the exterior of 33 and 35 Cecil Street. Patients and residents can be seen sitting in front of the Home and on the front porch.
Notes
Previously cited as photo #45.
Subjects
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.
Related Material
This is the same image as photos #4365 and #6037.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
29 Cecil Street
Source
Landmarks

As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events.
Address
29 Cecil Street
Time Period
1917-1954
Scope Note
As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events.
History
By 1938 the Home had expanded into its neighboring houses at 29, 33, and 35 Cecil Street and was caring for 115 residents. It provided residents with synagogue services, a hospital ward and social activities. At this time the Home also became a member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund. In 1946, the need for a larger and more modern building prompted a fundraising campaign and in 1954, the new building opened at 3650 Bathurst Street.
Category
Organization
Medical
Social Service
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 2918
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2918
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Top row, far left: [?] Rigelhoff, choir master.
Name Access
Farband
Subjects
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932, 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a charity receipt from the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home from 1932, a photcopy of that same charity receipt, and a donation request from the Hebrew National Association (Folks Farein), dated 1971, with a self-addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 172
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
172
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-[ca.1930]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a large certificate of membership in the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society awarded to S. Rath and a one thousand dollar share in the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home in the form of "money".
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Roza Brown, the first Jewish person in Kirkland Lake.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
See more handwritten notes on back.
Name Access
Brown, Roza
Subjects
Older people
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 4; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Young Judaea series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
4
File
43
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence regarding press and publicity for the conference, Congregation B'Nai Israel hosting the conference and the arrangement of billets and hotel accommodations, and preliminary draft of the schedule.
Subjects
Older people
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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