Folder consists a general ledger, section A-L. Also included is a Jewish Family and Child Service business card and advertisement from a Montreal Yiddish newpaper referring to the sailing of the "Columbus" from Bremen, Germany to New York.
The original general ledger was found in to be in poor condition and was divided into 2 folders, A-L and M-Z.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Shomrai Shabbos was an orthodox congregation that was founded by Galician Jews in 1896. They originally met in a room on Richmond Street in Toronto. They purchased a building in 1899 on Chestnut Street which was once a mission church. The first rabbi was Rabbi Yosef Weinreb, who was hired in 1899 when the synagogue opened. He was the grandfather of Sol Edell. The synagogue was in several downtown locations until it moved to Glengrove Avenue in North York in 1966. The congregation has its own cemetery located on Jones Avenue in the east end of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of a Shomrai Shabbos ledger listing membership dues and donations for the years 1923 to 1935. The ledger begins with a list of members whose names are written in Englsh and Yiddish. Each member is assigned a number. The ledger includes entries for close to 400 individuals. Each page is assigned a number which corresponds to the names listed in the front of the ledger. Each entry includes the name of the individual, address, as well as the dates of each payment made by the individual to the synagogue.
Ledger is in very poor condition and requires conservation attention. The spine cover is missing and thread binding is disintegrating, there is some mould damage to the cover and likely some of the pages, the leather corners on the cover are rotting, and there is considerable water damage to the cover and interior pages.
Accession consists of a financial ledger which is divided into two sections; Income and Distributions. Income categories include: Dues, Bonds, Property, Board, and Gifts. The distributions portion is divided into Stamps, Printing, Adv. Sick Benefit, Funds, Salary, Rent, Funeral Benefit, Deposit on Tombstone, General Expense, Incurable Benefit. Listed in both sections are the names and dollar amounts for individuals or companies either paid or received. On page three of the ledger is the name of Archie Shulman and lists two telephone numbers.
File consists of one donation ledger documenting donations to the Sharon Chapter's annual bazaar. The ledger is organized alphabetically by donor name. Entries include the year, donor's name and address, items donated and the canvasser's name.
The accession consists of one large bound ledger that documents S. Simonsky's business as a pawnbroker from 1914 to 1919. The ledger contains entries for each item that was pawned and includes information for each transaction such as the date, the name of the client, a description of the item as well as the amount of money the client received for the pawned object. In addition, the ledger also includes entries for items that were seized by police detectives during this period
S. Simonsky owned a pawn store located at 107 Queen Street West.
By the 1960s, the Cultural and Educational Department of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was running a program known as the Y-Arts Council. The council promoted education through the arts, providing both adult and children's classes, many of which were free to ‘Y’ members. The council was comprised of schools of dance, art, music, drama, Jewish Studies and recreational activities.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of eight course registration ledger books for the classes offered through the northern branch's Y-Arts Council. Each ledger contains information relating to the types of courses offered, as well as the day and time they were given, the names of the teachers leading the courses, the registration fee, the names and addresses of the registrants and their payment status. Each book is designated for a specific year or semester. The course registration ledgers would have been kept by the administrative staff, under the supervision of the executive director.
The records have been arranged by year. In some cases, there is more than one book per year, as specific programs were often given their own ledger book, such as the Junior Summer Fun program.
File contains form letters to participants, organizations, synagogue bulletin editors, recruitment presenters and other organizations; minutes of the Recruitment Committee; and a memo to Campaign volunteers from the chairs. There is also a promotional video that was played in schools.
File contains form letters sent to school principals, youth group contacts, participants and presenters. The material for presenters includes notes and instructions. File also includes school population numbers and an agreement with the Promenade Shopping Centre to set up a table there promoting the Walk. File also includes a promotional video shown in schools.
This series consists of the general correspondence files created by the MCMAO's executive director. The records consist of correspondence to other committee members, manufacturers, the general membership, as well as other men's clothing associations.