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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-20; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1994 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-20
File
37
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
12 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
File contains a blank sponsorship form for the Learnathon and 12 photographs of the event, including boys studying at tables and overviews of the whole classroom.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-21; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1995 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-21
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1995
Physical Description
37 photographs (36 negatives) : col.
Scope and Content
File contains 36 negatives and one matching print of the girls' learnathon at Eitz Chaim. The pictures include images of girls working in groups at tables, listening to speakers, and raising their hands. Other images are of speakers, teachers, presentations, and room overview shots.
Notes
Photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1996 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-22; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Community March for Israel 1996 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-22
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
62 photographs : col. (49 negatives)
Scope and Content
File contains a sponsor sheet for the Eitz Chaim Learnathon, held May 21st, 1996, with a package documenting the expenditures for the event and photographs taken there. The 62 images include boys studying, wide shots of the room full of students, speakers, teachers and the girls' learnathon with similar images.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photographs by Stephen Epstein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1997 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-23; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1997 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-23
File
15
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
24 photographs : col.
Scope and Content
File contains a form letter to the rabbi initiating the organization of the Learnathon and a budget for the event. There are also 24 photographs that come from a number of separate learnathons: most are from that of a group of elementary school girls; two are of the boys' school including a speaker; and the remainder are of a high school group meeting at the Lipa Green Building.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-24; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
1998 Israel 50 Fun Walk sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-24
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a description of the plans for 1998's learnathon with a proposed budget since there are new food and transportation needs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 1999 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-25; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Israel Funwalk 1999 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-25
File
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1999
Physical Description
124 photographs (74 negatives)
Scope and Content
File contains photographs of the Eitz Chaim Learnathon, which at the boys' school featured speaker Abe Glowinsky. One set of negatives is for the girls' Learnathon. The images are of students at work, reading aloud, conversing with teachers and Mr. Glowinsky, as well as shots of the room and speakers.
Notes
Photographs by Stephen Epstein. One set of negatives matches the prints.
Accession Number
Accession 2005-12-2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-29; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2003 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-29
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
2003
Physical Description
74 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File contains images of the Eitz Chaim Learnathons for girls and for boys, including images of students at work in small groups, speakers, teachers and room overview shots.
Notes
Photographs by Stephen Epstein. His discs include hi-resolution jpgs, thumbnail images and html index pages ("web gallery") with the thumbnails.
Accession Number
Epstein photographs from accession 2005-12-2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-30; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk with Israel 2004 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-30
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
19 May 2004
Physical Description
10 photographs (jpg)
Scope and Content
File consists of a CD containing ten image sof the boys' learnathon in 2004. The images show pairs and groups of boys at work and smiling for the camera.
Notes
Photographs by Steven Epstein.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-8
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of boys at work with a teacher helping at the 1982 Eitz Chaim Learnathon.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-10; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-10
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1984, 80 senior students participated in Eitz Chaim's 13th annual fundraiser for UJA.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of three students at the 13th annual Eitz Chaim Learnathon for UJA.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Rabbi Shneur Weinberg, principal of Eitz Chaim Patricia branch, and Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, a teacher, with students and a sign showing the $5000 total raised at the Learnathon for UJA.
Notes
35 mm negatives match some of the prints.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 58
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
58
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a receipt for a donation made by Katz to Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim building campaign.
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
206
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Jan. 1970-15 Dec. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
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
231
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
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
256
Material Format
textual record
Date
29 Jan. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with and about Eitz Chaim School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-13; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-13
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Eitz Chaim school about the need for, and financing of, the school expansion program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 1; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of graduation and annual dinner invitations and programmes, correspondence, an advertisement calendar and an informational booklet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1970
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
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988-1999
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
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
94
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1978
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
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
97
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
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
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1936]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Eitz Chaim. Included are photographs, yearbooks, class lists and registers, teachers record books and student grade reports, curriculum materials, anniversary books and 2 DVDs from a gala dinner and fundraising event. Also included is the Beth Jacob High School dedication and founders dinner book.
Administrative History
Known then as the Poylishe Talmud Torah, Eitz Chaim began in 1915 with a few students in one classroom guided by one teacher. The school’s first premises were in the Elm Street Shul. Within a year, a second teacher, Reb Leibish Noble, was hired, and he remained actively involved in Eitz Chaim for 30 years. There were now 30 students in two classes. The four-hour nightly sessions were held at the end of the regular public school day with an additional six hours on Sunday. Classes continued throughout the summer as well.
The school’s first building on Chestnut Street was inaugurated in August 1916, with additional classes held at a branch on Simcoe Street. The second president of the school, Yosef Shidlowsky, in a move to be more inclusive of all Orthodox Jews, changed the name of the school to Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
In 1917, Mr. Shidlowsky, Itshe Meyer Korolnek, and Joseph Cooper managed not only to obtain a provincial charter to open a religious school, but were also instrumental in purchasing the Italian Club at 68 D’Arcy St. to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment.
In 1920, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart arrived from Stashow, Poland, and assumed the post of spiritual leader of the Talmud Torah. He introduced more Hebrew instruction and a more intensive Torah curriculum.
In 1926, Rabbi Pinchas Ravad became the next principal, a position he retained for the next nine years. During that time, a separate girls’ class was formed and the first female teacher was hired. Although a fire in 1927 destroyed the wooden school building on D’Arcy St., a new, larger school was constructed on the same site and dedicated on December 30, 1927. After moving into the new building, student enrollment increased dramatically. Beginning with 300 students in 1929, the student body grew to 400 in 1931, 503 in 1933, and 600 in 1938.
After the passing of Rabbi Graubart, an evening high school yeshiva, the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva, was founded in 1939 to serve boys 14 years of age and up with Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky acting as rosh yeshiva beginning in 1941. The building next door to the Talmud Torah, at 80 D’Arcy Street, was purchased to provide space for the yeshiva and was connected via a walkway to the Talmud Torah. As the students of Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah graduated from the elementary school, they would eventually attend the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva. That same year, Rabbi Jacob I. Wohlgelernter became principal of the Talmud Torah and a kindergarten was added in 1942.
Seven years later, Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum officially assumed the role of principal of Eitz Chaim Schools. Beginning with only a grade 1, new grades were added every year until grades 1 through 9 were in place. Eitz Chaim gradually broadened its scope, welcoming Jewish students from many diverse backgrounds and establishing afternoon and day classes beginning in 1950 at a branch on Burnside Ave. To meet the growing demand for classes, the Torath Emeth Jewish Centre was established at 1 Viewmount Avenue in 1956.
By 1958, in response to the geographical shift of the Jewish population northward, the Tanenbaum Building was added to the complex, followed by the Korolnek Building in 1961, both at 1 Viewmount Avenue. By this time, Eitz Chaim had two principals: Rabbi Nussbaum, who oversaw Hebrew studies, and Rabbi Shlomo Jakubovitz, who oversaw general studies.
The two buildings on D’Arcy St. were sold in 1966 and the proceeds were designated toward purchasing a new school building to the north of the city. Rabbi Shlomo Jakobovits, Avraham Bleeman, Joe Goldwasser and Sam Wortsman led the way in persuading the Board of Directors to purchase the land at Patricia and Bathurst Streets. Patricia and Bathurst Streets served as the temporary location for portable units until the large, permanent building was completed in 1970. This location evolved into the boys’ campus, servicing students from all areas of the city.
Rabbi Shneur Weinberg succeeded Rabbi Nussbaum in 1969 and served as the Hebrew principal until his retirement in 1995, when Rabbi Aaron Levine took over. The position of Hebrew studies principal for the girls’ school was created in 1974 and was held by Rabbi Leibish Adler for 26 years. Rabbi Mordechai Gewirts succeeded Rabbi Adler in 2002 and was principal of the girls’ school until 2012. Eitz Chaim Schools developed rapidly and acquired an excellent reputation among North American day schools.
The female graduates of Eitz Chaim, for the most part, attended public high school. To counter this trend, Beth Jacob High School, with the guidance of Eitz Chaim, was launched in 1963, with classes conducted near the Viewmount branch. In 1966, the Beth Jacob High School and Teacher’s Seminary was completed on Lawrence Avenue, culminating in the opening of a girls’ high school that became completely independent of Eitz Chaim. Today, many female graduates of Etiz Chaim continue their education at Beth Jacob High School.
The Spring Farm campus, named for the farm formerly on that site, opened its doors in 1988. Currently, Eitz Chaim serves primarily as an elementary educational institute under the guidance of Rabbi Isser Pliner.
History from http://www.eitzchaim.com/index.php?page=history (viewed Oct. 6, 2014)
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description note: Includes ca. 500 photographs, texts, 2 DVDs and 1 betacam cassette.
Use Conditions note: student grade reports are closed until 30 years after the death of the individual.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957
Physical Description
16 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah at 1 Viewmount Avenue in Toronto. The images depict a group of students standing on the front steps of the school, some interior images of the classrooms with students seated at desks, students disembarking from an Eitz Chaim school bus, and several images of a children's theatrical production given at a meeting held at the school.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
17 Dec. 1958
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of boys and girls classes at the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah on Viewmount Avenue. The images depict boys and girls seated at their desks, or working at the blackboard. There are also two images of the exterior of the building.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2007-6-25
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-25
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Date
[194-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of students, parents, teachers, the principal and the building of the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah on D'Arcy Street.
Subjects
Schools
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
[194-]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two photograhs of a Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah class. It features the students and teachers seated at their desks and standing at the back of the room.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of these photographs. They have been assigned this accession number by the archvist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Eitz Chaim school was founded by a group of boys who were concerned about the education of the Jewish youth. Some of the founding members included: Itsheh Meyer, Sam Korolnek; and Samuel and Louis Cooper. Together with a few other boys they started a small gathering in the Bes Medrash Shul on Elm Street in 1914. The official founding date for the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim School was in 1915, with the move to temporary quarters on Chestnut Street, and eventually moving to the newly rennovated building on D'Arcy Street in 1917.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of a dedication ceremony at the Eitz Chaim School in Toronto.
In attendance were: Phil Givens (far left), Rabbi Itche Meyer Korolnek & Mrs. Korolnek (2nd & 3rd from left), and Joe Tanenbaum (standing behind the Korolnek's).
Name Access
Eitz Chaim School
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Korolnek, Rabbi Itche Meyer
Tanenbaum, Joe
Subjects
Dedication services
Portraits, Group
Schools
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 6; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
6
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a personalized hard cover bound book entitled Eitz Chaim Dedication Journal 1963-5724. The book contains photos and greetings from school's staff and from patrons (individuals, families, businesses and organizations). Some entries have signatures/inscriptions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965], 1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a JNF donation certificate, and a photograph of Sarah-Gittel Salsberg and Harry Korolnek at an Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
55
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, borchures, and donation cards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters and calendars.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations and a graduation programme.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 98
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
98
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 99
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
99
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
68 D'Arcy Street
Source
Landmarks

The Eitz Chaim School was established in 1915 in temporary quarters on Chesnut st. In 1917, Eitz Chaim was moved to its more permanent location on D’Arcy St. Eitz Chaim was established as an alternative to the already existing Orthodox Talmud Torahs like the Simcoe St. Talmud torah (which later amalgamated into the Associated Hebrew Schools).
Address
68 D'Arcy Street
Time Period
1917-1966
Scope Note
The Eitz Chaim School was established in 1915 in temporary quarters on Chesnut st. In 1917, Eitz Chaim was moved to its more permanent location on D’Arcy St. Eitz Chaim was established as an alternative to the already existing Orthodox Talmud Torahs like the Simcoe St. Talmud torah (which later amalgamated into the Associated Hebrew Schools).
History
Like the Simcoe St. Talmud Torah, Eitz Chaim initially offered classes outside of normal school hours, and catered exclusively to boys. The school catered to the more conservative Polish families interested in providing a more traditional education for their children similar to the pedagogical styles of the Yeshivas in Poland. Unlike the Simcoe St. Talmud Torah that taught its’ curriculum in Hebrew (Ivrit bi’ Ivrit), Eitz Chaim taught its’ lessons in Yiddish and focused heavily on religious studies and de-emphasized Hebrew grammar and secular studies. In 1928, the D’Arcy Street location rebuilt its’ facilities to accommodate the growing population of students seeking enrollment. The 1966 the D'Arcy Street location was sold. The Eitz Chaim Schools have expanded to multiple branches around the city and are still in operation today.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1992-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-9-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Date
[ca. 1934]-[ca 1935].
Scope and Content
Acession consists of a group photograph of the teachers at Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah, D'Arcy Street, Toronto.
Descriptive Notes
Identification is provided for the phoograph
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961, 1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
File consists of correspondence between Clanton Park and Eitz Chaim relating to the rental of the synagogue by the school as well as a rental agreement between Clanton Park and Eitz Chaim School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
52
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of souvenir books, an invitation, and programmes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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