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Accession Number
2013-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records
ca. 100 photographs
Date
[190-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to three generations of the Ladovsky family and their restaurant, the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. Also included is a small amount of material related to Jewish organizations in Toronto, such as the Kieltzer Society and B'nai Brith, as well as the Bakery and Confectionary Union. Records include family and business photographs, correspondence, newsclippings, UB menus and other ephemera, and records related to family simchas and celebrations.
Custodial History
The records were created and accumulated by Aaron Ladovsky, Herman Ladovsky and Ruthie Ladovsky.
Administrative History
Aaron Ladovsky was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated with his wife Sarah to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Terauley Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913; a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960 . His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years – until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Descriptive Notes
To be integrated into the Ladovsky family fonds 83.
Subjects
Families
Restaurants
Name Access
Ladovsky, Herman
Ladovsky, Aaron
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
23 Jan. 1961
Physical Description
3 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consist of images of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge Executive at Papio's restaurant with a group of teenage boys wearing insignia jackets. One image is of the executive posed with a hockey stick and puck.
Subjects
Hockey
Restaurants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4741
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4741
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of the staff standing behind the deli counter at Kideckel Grocery in Ansonville, Ontario. From left to right are: [unidentified], Wilf Kideckel, Harry Kideckel, and [unidentified].
Name Access
Kideckel Grocery
Kideckel, Harry
Kideckel, Wilf
Subjects
Stores, Retail
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
Ansonville (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg in England in 1943.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 884
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
884
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studios
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the building that once housed Elia Dubinsky's Tel Aviv restaurant on Second Street in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The restaurant was a rendezvous sport for Jewish travellers who wanted a good glatt kosher meal. The Dubinsky family also lived in the building.
Name Access
Dubinsky, Elia
Subjects
Architecture
Restaurants
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
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
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their nephews in front of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Notes
Originally cited as photo #1444.
Name Access
Ladovsky, Aaron
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
Storefronts
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg with orphans in England in 1943.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg with orphans in England in 1943.
Notes
Photograph is almost identical to item # 24.
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
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-53
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-53
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
46 photographs : b&w (26 negatives) ; 9 x 13 cm and 35 mm
Date
1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of interior and exterior photographs of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant on Spadina Avenue before the move to Lawrence Plaza; Anshe Minsk Synagogue; and Rotman's Shoe Store, Spadina Avenue.
Custodial History
Donated by Cyrel Troster.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Restaurants
Stores, Retail
Synagogues
Name Access
Anshei Minsk Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and two postcard photographs of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their two staff members in front of United Bakers on Spadina.
Name Access
Hanford, Rose
Ladovsky, Aaron
Lieberman, Rose
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
Storefronts
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1971
Physical Description
16 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of the character Theodor Herzl from a performance of the play The Man Behind the Legend.
Name Access
Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 175
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
175
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence and promotional material concerning the production of the play "The Man Behind the Legend" by Yaacov Orland. This play was produced by the Jewish Welfare Board Lecture Bureau in New York and performed in Toronto on January 9, 1972.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1925 and 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 9 x 14 cm and 8 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original and a copy photograph of (left to right) Rose Haniford Green, Sarah Ladovsky, and Mary Haniford Pancer in front of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. Rose and Mary are sisters and Sarah is their aunt.
Notes
Original photo was cited as photo # 3050.
One photo is a copy of the original retained for reference.
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 2; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Military photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
2
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max and Moishe Stern standing in front of Goldenberg's Restaurant in Toronto. Max is dressed in uniform on the left and Moishe is on the right. The photograph was sent to Bill during his time overseas with the airforce. The back of the photograph has the inscription "From your old man Genelal (sic) Moshe Stern and Corperal Maxie"
Subjects
Restaurants
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
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2454
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2454
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Abraham Shatz standing next to a elderly man who is seated in a wooden chair in front of a restaurant.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Shatz, Abraham
Subjects
Restaurants
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of four in front of United Bakers. The man in the centre may be Luzer Ladovsky, the brother of Aaron Ladovsky. The women may be relatives on staff at the restaurant.
Name Access
Ladovsky (family)
Subjects
Restaurants
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
92
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Ben Herman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
93
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Bernie Herman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-3-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1926-1944
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material documenting Louis Herman's career as an entertainer in Toronto during the late 1920s until the early 1940s. The records consist of concert programs, correspondence from Jewish organizations that hired him to perform, an invitation, press clippings as well as photocopies of photographs and concert posters.
Administrative History
Louis Herman was born on 4 January 1911. His father, Reverand Samuel Herman, was a cantor who first worked in Montreal and then moved with his family to Toronto. They lived at 20 Major Street during the 1920s and 1930s.
Louis was a child prodigy who studied under Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt. He established a music career as a boy, singing soprano with the synagogue choir and later performing on the Maxwell Coffee Hour in the United States, which was hosted by the New York Jewish radio station WEVD.
During the 1920s and 1930s he sang professionally and performed at a variety of venues, entertaining Jewish organizations and groups in Toronto. He also performed outside of the city at that time in the American mid-west and the northeast.
After the start of the war, Louis enlisted and became a private in the Canadian Army. He entertained the troops, appearing in stage shows in Canada and overseas, often appearing with famous acts like Wayne and Shuster. He also saw combat duty.
After the war he returned to Canada and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After completing his studies, he decided to become a cantor like his father. He married Yetta and moved with their children to Camden, New Jersey in 1957 in order to serve as the cantor to Congregation Beth El. They lived there until the late 1960s, when the the synagogue was relocated to Cherry Hill. Cantor Herman retired in 1982. He passed away on December 16, 2004. His son David is the Rabbi Shaarei Tfiloh in Baltimore.
Use Conditions
None
Subjects
Entertainers
Name Access
Herman, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
15 photographs
1 album (467 photographs, 29 postcards)
Date
[1903-195?]
Scope and Content
The records include personal documents of Herman Berenblum and his family, including birth certificates, graduation certificates, and his certification as a tailor. Textual records also include 5 letters from the 1940s written to Berenblum from his parents in Germany and from a friend in South America. There are 15 loose photographs as well as a photo album that holds 467 photos and 39 postcards. The photographs document Berenblum's travels in Europe and South America, including an apparent visit to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Records also include a folder of tailor patterns for men's suits.
Custodial History
The records were collected by OJA staff at Mr. Berenblum's apartment. They were in the custody of the property managers of his estate until probate was granted, at which time they were sent to the OJA as requested in April 2009.
Administrative History
Herman Berenblum (1914-2008) was born in 1914 in Lodz, Poland to Joseph (1896-1941) and Cypra (nee Geler) (1897-1941) Berenblum. Herman had a brother, Bernard (192?-2012) and sister, Klara (1923-1941). By the age of six, Berenblum's family had moved to Berlin, where he started school, graduating at the age of 16 in 1930. After graduating from public school, he studied as a tailor, earning his certificate after three years, in 1933. Sometime between 1936 and 1941 Herman was able to leave Germany, settling in La Paz, Bolivia, and by 1947, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1941, Berenblum's mother, father and sister were deported from Berlin to the Riga Ghetto in German-occupied Latvia and then shot by German killing squads on Nov. 30, 1941. In the 1950s, Herman moved to Canada, where his brother Bernard was also living. Here he met his wife. They were married for approximately 50 years, with no children. Herman's wife predeceased him in 2002; he passed away in September, 2008, at the age of 94.
Descriptive Notes
Documents and letters are in German, Polish and Spanish.
Name Access
Berenblum, Herman, 1914-2008
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with and about Mr. Louis Herman, Q.C., who was elected the new National Chairman of the Joint Community Relations Committee in early 1966.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-5-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-5-18
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w
1 folder textual records
1 poster
Date
[ca. 1920]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material documenting the career of Louis Herman. It includes music programs dating from around 1920 until 1939, bulletins, the Y-Times (1938 & 1942) as well as correspondence, newsletters, skits, music and programs from the war years. Finally, it includes a poster as well as three photographs of Louis Herman taken during the course of his career.
Custodial History
The material was donated to the OJA by Louis' son.
Administrative History
Louis Herman was born on 4 January 1911. His father, Reverand Samuel Herman, was a cantor who first worked in Montreal and then moved with his family to Toronto. They lived at 20 Major Street during the 1920s and 1930s.
Louis was a child prodigy who studied under Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt. He established a music career as a boy, singing soprano with the synagogue choir and later performing on the Maxwell Coffee Hour in the United States, which was hosted by the New York Jewish radio station WEVD.
During the 1920s and 1930s he sang professionally and performed at a variety of venues, entertaining Jewish organizations and groups in Toronto. He also performed outside of the city at that time in the American mid-west and the northeast.
After the start of the war, Louis enlisted and became a private in the Canadian Army. He entertained the troops, appearing in stage shows in Canada and overseas, often appearing with famous acts like Wayne and Shuster. He also saw combat duty.
After the war he returned to Canada and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music. After completing his studies, he decided to become a cantor like his father. He married Yetta and moved with their children to Camden, New Jersey in 1957 in order to serve as the cantor to Congregation Beth El. They lived there until the late 1960s, when the the synagogue was relocated to Cherry Hill. Cantor Herman retired in 1982. He passed away on December 16, 2004. His son David is the Rabbi Shaarei Tfiloh in Baltimore.
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
Related material note: also see accession 2007-3-6.
Subjects
Entertainers
Name Access
Herman, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-26
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-26
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
ca. 10 photographs : col. ; 22 x 28 cm or smaller
Date
1980-2016, predominant 1982-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Herman family's immigration to Ontario, family life in Thornhill, education, communal involvement in Hamilton, and their business endeavours with the Firwin Corporation and Simply Extraordinary. Included are photographs; a family history that was written in commemoration of Paul and Miriam's fiftieth wedding anniversary; a selection of annual family newsletters that detail their life in Canada; correspondence documenting Paul's involvement with Temple Anshe Sholom in Hamilton, Ontario; their childrens' school certificates, secondary school diplomas, and post-secondary convocation programs. Also included is business ephemera, such as, business cards and images documenting Simply Extraordinary corporate gift products.
Identified in the photographs are: Paul Herman, Miriam Herman, Brett Herman, and Adina Ward (nee Herman).
Administrative History
Paul Henry Herman was born on July 3, 1940 to Mr. Leslie Elkan and Mrs. Clare Herman (nee Emdon) of Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, South Africa. Paul is the eldest of five siblings. During his youth, Paul was involved in his synagogue and youth groups as well as the Boy Scouts. He attended Stellenbosch Afrikaans University where he earned a business degree and became fluent in Afrikaans. After university, he joined the family uniform business, H. J. Henochsberg, and was sent to England in 1962 for further clothing industry training.
Paul married Miriam Riva Herman from Wynberg, Cape Town, SA on February 6th, 1965. Miriam worked as a social worker at the Johannesburg General Hospital. Their first son, Stanley, was born in 1966 followed by Rael in 1968, Brett in 1970 and Adina in 1974.
The Herman’s were motivated to emigrate out of a desire to prevent their son from having to enlist in the South Africa army [and thereby become involved in military efforts that they did not support]. After the family business was sold, Paul worked as a quality manager at Edgars Stores while periodically travelling abroad with Miriam to seek out emigration opportunities.
The Herman family came to Canada in 1982 and settled in Thornhill, Ontario. Upon arriving in Ontario, Paul found work at a uniform manufacturer (Saint Hill Levine Uniforms) then at Lady Manhattan and Sunshine T-Shirts. In 1989, Paul and Miriam purchased Firwin Corporation, a high temperature insulation manufacturing company. During the family’s early years in Canada, Miriam started a corporate gift business called Simply Extraordinary.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Occupations
Societies
South Africa--Emigration and immigration
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
116
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Herman, D.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Herman, D.
Page Number
432
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Herman, J.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Herman, J.
Page Number
575
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wall, & Herman
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wall, & Herman
Page Number
381
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Address
275 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

Goldenberg's restaurant, which was kosher, was located at 275 Spadina Ave and was owned by Mr Joseph S. Goldenberg. He made additions to the restaurant in 1929 and 1935 by architect Benjamin Brown.
Address
275 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1925-
Scope Note
Goldenberg's restaurant, which was kosher, was located at 275 Spadina Ave and was owned by Mr Joseph S. Goldenberg. He made additions to the restaurant in 1929 and 1935 by architect Benjamin Brown.
History
The restaurant was originally located in the Ward at 63 Elizabeth Street.
Category
Food-related business
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman's was a restaurant near the corner of Yonge and St. Clair that Ben and Yael Dunkelman opened in the early 1980s. They provided customers with a Californian-style cuisine.
Scope and Content
File consists of two favourable reviews of Dunkelman’s restaurant from the Toronto Sun and Avenue magazine.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-10-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-13
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
11 photographs : b&w and col. (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1917-1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to Aaron Ladovsky. Included is an urgent memo from Kielce asking for relief money and the accompanying receipt from Anshel Wise's steamship agent office for the remittance of the requested money (1939), a letter to Ladovsky c/o of the United Jewish Relief Conference from the CJC (1944), a Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society of Toronto dues booklet (1917), a Kieltzer Landmanshaften in Israel pamphlet (1953), and a receipt from the Standard Theatres Ltd. for payment of $60 for Ladovsky. This payment was made two months after the theatre first opened in 1921 and was likely payment for seats. The photographs depict Aaron Ladovsky with family in Kielce (1928), the dedication of a monument to the Kielce martyrs at a Jewish cemetery in Paris (between 1945 and 1950), a negative of a Canadian Jewish Congress meeting (1943), the exhumation of Kielce Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, a photo of Ruthie, Herman and Philip Ladovsky at United Bakers, (1990s), and an exterior view of United Bakers on Spadina Avenue (1956).
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1943?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Theodore (Ted) Herman (1912-1945) was a Lieutenant in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. He was killed in action on April 13, 1945, three weeks before the close of the Second World War. Herman understated his age in order to enlist and was sent overseas in 1943. He was the son of Edward and Eva Herman. According to his entry in the Canadian Jewish Congress' Second World War casualities book, Herman had graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Arts degrees and was an accountant before his enlistment. It has conversly been stated in a Canadian Jewish News article that he was an attorney.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Lt. Theodore Herman.
Notes
DATE RANGE NOTE: This item originally had a date of Jan. 1944, which is unlikely considering Herman went overseas in 1943. This may have been the date the negative was developed.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)
Herman, Theodore, 1912-1945
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
See Accession # 2007-3-6 and 2010-5-18, for the Louis Herman Fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Herman, Yankel & David
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Herman, Yankel & David
Page Number
212
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Moskowitch, Jos. & Herman
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Moskowitch, Jos. & Herman
Page Number
266
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
4 plaques
1 folder of textual records
Date
1966-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a four plaques awarded to Sarah Levine including a 94th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1970); a 100th birthday plaque from the Government of Ontario (1976); a 90th birthday plaque from Baycrest (1966); a life membership plaque from Baycrest (1973); and 3 congratulatory telegrams honouring the occasion of her 94th birthday in 1970.
Name Access
Levine, Sarah
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 75
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
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1970
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 168
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
168
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1957
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 219
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
219
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
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 241
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
241
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1956
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
2018-4-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1923-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records doumenting Sarah Clodman's immigration to Canada. Included is Clodman's Certificate of Naturalization; Clodman's passport from the USSR; and landing card from Clodman's immigration to Canada as well as a Red Star Line Baths inspection card containing a final inspection stamp given in Antwerp.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-15
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 textual record (electronic)
Date
[Last saved 2012]
Scope and Content
Item is a document titled "Recollections of My Childhood in Kensington Market" that was written by a donor.
Administrative History
Sarah Teitlebaum (née Adelman) was born in Toronto in 1936. Her parents, Hymie and Esther Adelman, emigrated from Poland in the 1920s. Sarah's primary residence was 62 Kensington Avenue until 1953, when she moved to North York.
Subjects
Jewish neighborhoods
Name Access
Teitlebaum, Sarah, 1936-
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Segel family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 12; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Segel family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
12
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sarah Segel taken at a studio in Midland, Ontario, during the early twentieth century.
Notes
Mounted in card frame.
Photographer: J. W. Bald, Midland, Canada.
Name Access
Segel, Sarah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Silvor mirroring around sides of photograph
Places
Midland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 2000]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an artist statement and bio.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 116
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
116
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Koffler Gallery exhibits. Included in the file is a description of Smoke a work composed by Stevenson, an artist's statement and bio.
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 372
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
372
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1976
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sarah (née Rawet) Mendly was born to Shapsa and Feiga Rawet. The family immigrated to Canada sometime around 1926. Sarah was the president of the Toronto Chapter of the B’nai Brith Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Herzl Zion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. Sarah Mendly was the wife of photographer, Gordon Mendly. She died on 31 December 1992.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sarah Mendly in her husband's studio on College Street.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Feinsilber, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Feinsilber, Sarah
Page Number
685
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldman, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Goldman, Sarah
Page Number
223
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Levin, Sarah
Page Number
656
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pozner, Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pozner, Sarah
Page Number
311
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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