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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
88
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm on matte 29 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a group photograph of the Cohen (Cowan) family, adults and children, on the occasion of Annie and Harris Cohen's 50th anniversary. The picture was taken in Annie and Harris' back yard on Henry Street, Toronto with the synagogue next door in the background.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1880-[194-]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 15 x 20 cm on mat 23 x 30 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File includes portraits of the Sarah (née Ruben) Harris and Samuel Harris Sr. and their children Samuel Aaron and Louis.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cohen, Harry
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cohen, Harry
Page Number
394
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certified copy of the 1894 marraige certificate of Harris Cohen and Annie Gollom in London, England, a Canadian passport issued to Harris and his wife Annie, a rent book (1902-1904) for an apartment in London England, Harris' "Withdrawal Card" from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and a Nonresident Alien's Border Crossing Identification Card USA issued to Harris. In addition there is a Canadian National Registration voter card for Annie, and a yahrzeit reminder regarding Annie from The Jewish Home for the Aged, Baycrest Hospital sent to a Mr. Cowan, one of her sons.
Physical Condition
The marriage certificate is torn at the top and the body of the rent book has separtated from its cover.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917-1948
Physical Description
78 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. ; 21 x 26 or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs and negatives documenting the family of Samuel Aaron and Rose (née Geldzaeler) Harris, including their children Sydney and Thelma as young children and young adults, and various other members of the Harris family. Of note are several photographs of children at a Holy Blossom Temple picnic on Centre Island. Others identified in the photographs include a nanny named Margaret McGill, Mark Geldzaeler, Albert Rose, Lily Wood, Isabelle Stein, Shirley Wood, Bernard Wood, Alfreda Geldzaeler, Hortense Geldzaeler, Shirley Stein, Lester Levy, Simon Ramm, and Frances Ramm.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3375
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3375
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1911]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 12 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Annie Moses with her children. The older child is most likely Rita, the baby is most likely Ida, and the third child seen faintly is most likely Bunny.
Subjects
Mother and child
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1924-1934
Physical Description
60 negatives : b&w : 7 x 11 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains negatives of family activities and portraits. The Geldzaeler family members are also included in some of the photos.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-10
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 41 x 51 cm
Date
1977
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two oversized photographs of Judge Sydney Harris, taken inside this chambers and seated at the Judges bench. Both prints are signed by photographer, Leo Hausman.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel and Sarah Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 10 x 15 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File contains two photographs of Sarah and her brother Harry Ruben. The first is a studio portrait of Sarah and the second is copy print of a studio photograph featuring both Harry and Sarah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1888-[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
22 photographs : b&w, sepia and hand tinted (1 negative) ; 8 x 17 cm on mat 13 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portrait photographs and snapshots of Samuel Aaron Harris with friends and relatives. Identified are Sarah Kizell, William Harris, Aaron Shapiro, Tillie Shayne and Aaron Ruben.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]-[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w and col. ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs and snapshots of Samuel Aaron Harris with friends and relatives. Images include Samuel Aaron Harris in Masonic dress, in front of his home in Yorkville and with his brother William Harris at Young's Point, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[196-]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. ; 22 x 28 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of various portraits and snapshots of Rose (née Geldzaeler) Harris, including a wedding portrait, and Rose seated at a tea service with Anne Cadesky and Hortense Geldzaeler.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Sydney and Enid Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Sydney and Enid Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-3
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]-2004
Physical Description
28 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File includes photographs documenting the couple, their wedding, and their children. Also pictured are Sydney's parents Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris, Sydney's sister Thelma Rose, and cousins Louis Bing and Natalie Bing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Sydney and Enid Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Sydney and Enid Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-3
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1952]-1968
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 13 cm and 7 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a class photo for Mark (grade 5) and David (grade 2) Harris at Holy Blossom Temple along with an image of Mark as a toddler with his grandparents Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris and David and his grandfather Samuel Aaron at his bar mitzvah.
Access Restriction
Conditional Access. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing the records. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Harris and Geldzaeler families sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 2-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Harris and Geldzaeler families sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
2-4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
33 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of members of the Harris and Geldzaeler families. Included are snapshots taken in parks and backyards and a family portrait taken at a celebration for Yetta Geldzaeler, possibly her 75th birthday. A legend for the 75th birthday photo is included in the file. Some of the photographs are adhered to album pages.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 8 cm and 2 x 4 cm
Date
[ca. 1912]-[ca.1945]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a copy negative of Joseph and Annie Levine and Family, Toronto, ca. 1912 and one mounted photograph of Manny Pullan in RCAF uniform, early 1940s.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[196-]
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Samuel Aaron and Rose (née Geldzaeler) Harris taken around the time they married in 1916 until just before Rose’s passing. Also included is one image of the couple with their children Sydney and Thelma.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]-[194-]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of William and Tillie (née Shayne) Harris and their three sons including photographs of Sgt. Fred Harris in military dress and of William Harris ca. 1918, possibly during military training.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Annie Ackerman, presumably a friend of the Melamed family, taken at Empire Studio in Toronto.
Name Access
Ackerman, Annie
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Camlin, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Camlin, Annie
Page Number
679
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fletcher, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Fletcher, Annie
Page Number
636
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lazarus, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Lazarus, Annie
Page Number
243
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Robelek, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Robelek, Annie
Page Number
420
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Savasky, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Savasky, Annie
Page Number
649
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Weisman, Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Weisman, Annie
Page Number
240
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960-[196-]
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
18 negatives : b&w ; 35mm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of concerts held at the Ontario Hospital for Children, Orillia. The majority of photographs are of patients and Folks Farein volunteers. Mentioned are Mrs. Glowinsky, Mrs. Alexson, Mrs. Berlin, Mr. Lampert, Mrs. Blugrind, and Mr. and Mrs. Forman.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Photographs featuring patients are closed for 100 years from the date of the photograph.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Places
Orillia (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1971
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File contains a photograph of Samuel Aaron Harris, Zelma Singer, Bud Shapiro and Vivian (née Singer) Shapiro.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3364
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3364
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1903]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Annie (née Wichefsky) Moses of Sudbury, Ontario.
Notes
Also spelled as Witchefsky.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Greenberg, Samuel & Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Greenberg, Samuel & Annie
Page Number
714
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Nidelman, Hyman & Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Nidelman, Hyman & Annie
Page Number
691
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Tucker, Joseph & Annie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Tucker, Joseph & Annie
Page Number
325
Comments
Name crossed out.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 642
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
642
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1940 and 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Aaron and Annie Sandler with their children Phyllis and Martin
Name Access
Sandler, Aaron
Sandler, Annie
Sandler, Martin
Sandler, Phyllis
Subjects
Families
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dupont Street (Toronto. Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an exhibit catalogue entitled Troubled Beds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
2010
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for Israeli jazz artist Avishai Cohen's CD launch Aurora held off-site at the Elizabeth Bader Theatre. Also included is correspondence, a Jewish Tribune review, license agreements, an artist bio, and Aurora lyrics.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence between Katz and Ezekiel Cohen, 3595 St. Famille Street, Montreal.
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 84
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
84
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1957
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 85
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
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
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 86
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
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1967
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
2010-11-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. and b&w ; 12 x 12 cm
Date
1945-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of bound memoir of Cohen's experiences during the Second World War, writings on Lieutenant Theodore Herman as well as two photographs.
Administrative History
Kelman Cohen is a Second World War veteran of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. Cohen was born in Toronto, the second child of Morris Cohen and Esther Minden. Morris, a carpenter, immigrated from Russia in 1912 and Esther immigrated from Russian that same year with her parents to Hamilton. The two met in 1920, married and lived in Toronto. They had a daughter, Jacqueline in 1921, and Kelman in 1925. Cohen joined the Royal Canadian Engineers Reserve Unit at the Exhibition Armories at the age of sixteen. In May 1944, at the age of eighteen, he joined the regular army and was placed in basic training at Brantford, Ontario with the Canadian Infantry Corps. He was sent overseas to England in December 1944 and saw action in Belgium, France and Germany.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-16
Material Format
moving images
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 document (electronic)
4 DVDs
1 scrapbook
Date
1988-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material relating to the Maccabees Royal Canadian Legion branch 343, including a 1998 membership register, poppy sale information, correspondence and notes regarding Ben Sussman's application for a lifetime membership, information about the ticket sales and a copy of the certificate from 1997 JNF tribute dinner that honoured Albert and Pearl Cohen, and planning notes for the 50th anniversary banquet of the Maccabees in 1995. The accession also contains the draft of Albert Cohen's speech that he presented at the 50th anniversary dinner, as well as newspaper clippings from the Hamilton Jewish News and the Canadian Jewish News relating to the Maccabees, two certificates from the Grand Order of Israel Benefit Society recognizing Albert Cohen's 40 years of membership and an award of merit, and a eulogy in Yiddish, with some translation, written by a father about the son he lost, Balinson, in the line of duty. The DVDs contain footage from the 1997 JNF dinner honouring the Cohens, including Pearl Cohen speaking about early Hamilton, one clip from 1994 of Albert Cohen telling the history of the Maccabees, and video from the 50th anniversary dinner of the Maccabees where there were various speakers including an address by the guest speaker, Commander Sam Pasternack, who spoke about the contribution of Jewish soldiers in WWII (DVD, Maccabees dinner part 3).
Custodial History
Michael Cohen is the son of Albert and Pearl Cohen, and was in possession of the records prior to donating them.
Administrative History
Albert Cohen (1918-2006) who also went by the nickname "Boomie," was born on November 12, 1918 in Hamilton, Ontario. Pearl Cohen (nee Chaunce) (1919-2008) was born in Hamilton on September 2, 1919. Albert and Pearl married in 1941. In the same year, Albert volunteered to serve in the army as a staff sargeant stationed in Hamilton. He was later discharged in May 1946 after the war. Albert then joined Hamilton's Maccabees, Branch 343 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The branch was founded in 1947 and had a membership of 150 people. The Maccabees' membership was made up of Jewish veterans of WWII, and some veterans of WWI. The branch held meetings in Hamilton's Jewish centre. Albert served as president of the branch for almost 20 years, from 1975 to around 2000. The Maccabees were quite active, and helped raise money by selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The money raised would be sent to general hospitals, veterans hospitals, and families of needy veterans. Albert passed away on August 7, 2006, and Pearl passed away April 18, 2008.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cohen, Albert, 1918-2006
Cohen, Pearl, 1919-2008
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-8
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
18 photographs : tiff
Date
1969, 1974-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting the Cohen family, their immigration to Canada from South Africa and life in Toronto. Textual records include photocopies of correspondence and paperwork relating to the Cohen's immigration, certificates, and a typed document containing humorous stories their South African friends shared at a "10 Years Out Of Africa" party relating to their adjustment to Canadian life. Also included are family portraits and photographs documenting family celebrations such as, weddings and bar mitzvahs. Of note is an image of Vivien and John at the "10 Years Out of Africa" party.
Administrative History
John Cohen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1944 to Phil and Flora Cohen. Vivien (nee Lehwess) Cohen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1947 to Henry and Isle (nee Wronsky) Lehwess. John's cousin was in physiotherapy school with Vivien and they were introduced to each other. They married on Dec. 3, 1969 and had three children together: Nicole (b. 1972), Steven (b. 1974), and Jeremy David (1979). Vivien was a physiotherapist and John was a textile sales agent. Due to the unstable political situation in South Africa, they immigrated to North York in March 1977. For the first few weeks, they lived in a rental apartment in North York. They soon moved into a townhouse nearby. In 1980, they bought their first house in Thornhill. They were both able to continue in their professions after immigrating to Canada. Both of their mothers and many of their friends also moved to Toronto. John and Vivien were members of Shaarei Shalom synagogue for twenty-five years and are now members of Darchei Noam.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Name Access
Cohen, John
Places
Johannesburg, South Africa
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-23
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-23
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled 'This Is Our Faith'. The subtitle is 'The Religion of the Jews' and it appears to have been presented at a seminar of religions, under the auspices of Community Programs Branch, Department of Education, Province of Ontario.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Religion
Politics and government
Name Access
Cohen, Julius
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-11
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
14 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
[1981?]-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting various trips Nicole Cohen took to South Africa as a child and adult. Photographs predominatly document Nicole visiting sites around Johannesburg, particularly her family's old apartment building. Also included are photographs of Nicky visiting her grandparents as a child, reconnecting with her family's maid, and visiting the Nelson Mandela Square with her children. Also included is one photograph of Nicole's brother, Jeremy David Cohen, in front of the Cohen family home in Thornhill (1984?).
Administrative History
Nicole (Nicky) Cohen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to John Cohen and Viviane (nee Lehwess) Cohen in 1972. She has two siblings: Steven (b. 1974), and Jeremy David (1979). Viviane worked as a physiotherapist and John as a textile sales agent. Due to the unstable political situation in South Africa, the family immigrated to North York in March 1977. For the first few weeks, they lived in a rental apartment in North York. They soon moved into a townhouse nearby. In 1980, they bought their first house in Thornhill. Both John and Viviane were able to continue in their professions after immigrating to Canada. The family regularly visited South Africa.
Nicole is a clinical psychologist in Toronto. She married Jordan Kerpinsky on May 16, 1999. They have three children together: Hayley, Justin, and Ryan.
Descriptive Notes
Related Material Note: for an oral history interview with Nicole Cohen see AC 422, for other Cohen family material see accession #2015-3/8.
Subjects
Families
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Vacations
Name Access
Cohen, Nicole
Places
South Africa
Thornhill (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1922–1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Cohen family. Included are an agreement between Moses Nepomjesze and J. L. Shekter dated 18 April 1922 regarding the bringing of three individuals–Hannah Nepomjesze and, A. Yudel Nepomjesze, and Raphuel Nepomjesze–to Toronto on or before 20 July 1922; an unsigned document in which Goldie Sherman appoints Moses Nepomjesze (Cohen) as her attorney; an agreement made in duplicate on 17 July 1922 between Morris Cohen and Jas. L. Shekter; landing cards for Chana Niepomieszcze (the donor's grandmother) and Rafael Niepomieszcze (the donor's father) stamped 14 September 1922; a receipt of payment for $6 dated 29 December 1931 and issued to Morris Cohen; an undated application for vise [sic] form with Chana's signature in Yiddish; a youth aliyah certificate of honour issued to Mrs. M. Cohen in May 1942; a sworn oath dated 9 June `1953 by Benjamin Sherman saying he knew Morris Cohen as Moshe Gersch Nepomyashtski Berkovitch when he resided in Uman in Kiev, Russia; a sworn oath by Asher Olshinetsky saying he has known Morris for forty-two years; and the second page of a document signed by Goldie Herman and Jas L. Shekter.
Custodial History
Records were discovered in the house the donor's uncle, Harold Cohen, after he passed away.
Administrative History
Originally from Russia, Morris Cohen came to Canada in 1911. His wife, Chana, and son, Ralph (1911–2000), stayed behind until such time as Morris was able to bring them over. In 1922, Chana and Ralph made the trip to join Morris in Canada. Chana's visa application from that year gives her age as thirty-one and her son's age as nine. The same visa indicates that Morris was living at 537 Cannon Street in Hamilton, Ontario and that he was working as a merchant/tailor. Once in Canada, Morris and Chana had one more child, Harold. At some point, Morris, Chana, and their family relocated to 350 Euclid Avenue.
A note on names: Several of the individuals documented in the records changed their names. According to one record signed by an acquaintance of Morris' from Russia, Morris was originally named Moshe Gersch Nepomyashtski Berkovitch and changed his name Morris Cohen shortly after coming to Canada. In other records, the same individual is referred to as Moses Nepomjesze (Cohen). According to his granddaughter, Carol, Morris was told he could not keep his name and was given the surname Cohen–this despite the fact Morris was not a kohen. After arriving in Canada, Chana adopted her husband's new surname: a certificate issued to the former is made out to "Mrs. M. Cohen." In writing the above account, the archivist has used the names by which the individuals were best known.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Availability of other formats: Also available as PDF files.
Subjects
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Cohen (family)
Places
Ontario
Russia
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Justice Haim Cohen, Supreme Court of Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-7-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1918
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a Statutory Declaration on paper printed by Dye & Durham, Law Stationers, Toronto, for Morris Cohen of Toronto regarding his Russian nationality and status concerning military service in Canada.
Administrative History
Morris Cohen was born in the Province of Magalov, Russia on November 27, 1891. In the declaration he states that he has been in Canada for about three years, but has not been naturalized. His parents were still living in Russia, and had not visited Canada.
Name Access
Cohen, Morris, 1891-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm and 22 x 17 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Date
[ca. 1940]-[ca. 1978]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a wedding photograph, photographs of the same couple at social events in later years, a family group wedding photograph in the 1970s, and a group photo (including the same couple) in front of an El AL Lockheed Electra propliner in the late 1950s. No identification is provided for any of the photographs.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w
Date
1917-1942
Scope and Content
This accession consists of eight photographs depicitng various conventions and gatherings of the Borochov Branch of Farband and a Cohen family portrait.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1919-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Yiddish newspaper clippings and Yiddish theatrical programs including a Kiever Podoler Society concert program, Victory Theatre, Spadina Avenue. (Toronto, ON), 30 Oct.1949 Also included are two copy photographs of a Toronto Yiddish Theatre Company poster for a performance in Hamilton and a poster for an Isaac Nelson New York Free Yiddisher Folk Theatre performance in Hamilton.
Descriptive Notes
LANGUAGE NOTE: Materials are in Yiddish and English.
MG_RG
MG4 A1
Name Access
Cohen, Philip
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-4-4
Material Format
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
1 film reel (app. 30 mins) : pos., col., si, ; 8mm
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
1 Apr. 1959, 1962
Scope and Content
Accession consist of one film reel of Hersh Cohen's bar mitzvah, which was held at the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue on 1 April 1959. Also seen is the post-ceremony reception for family and friends at the Barclay Hotel in Toronto. Shots include: removal of Torah scrolls, portions of the service with bar mitzvah and others reading from the Torah, family members at the bimah, Hersch Cohen and family members walking to car after services, family and friends at post-service reception.
Also included is a photograph of the staff of Camp Winnebagoe, near Huntsville, Ontario.
Custodial History
Film was created by the parents of Hersh Cohen and later maintained by him until donated to OJA.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Accessions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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