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Name
Sarah Green
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Sarah Green
Number
OH 4
Subject
Families
Immigrants--Canada
Neighborhoods
Interview Date
7 Jan. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Sophie Milgram
Total Running Time
38 minutes 44 seconds
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contOHt the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Sarah Green (née Patlik) grew up living in Toronto's Junction neighbourhood. The family home and scrap yard business were both located on Maria Street, which served as the centre for Jewish life in the Junction during the early 1900s. Sarah Patlik was involved with numerous charitable organizations including the Ontario Hospital School of Orilla and the Rubinoff and Naftolin Mishpocha.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Green, Sarah
Geographic Access
Kingston (Ont.)
Maria Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Portland Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Stanley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 4 - Green\OH4_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Bertha Allen
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Jan. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Bertha Allen
Number
OH 7
Subject
Business
Motion picture theaters
Interview Date
Jan. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Lillian Bernstein
Total Running Time
Side 1: 36 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Bertha Allen (née Herbert) was married to Herbert Allen. Herbert, his brothers, Jule and J. J., and his brother-in-law, Louis Rosenfeld were pioneers in the motion picture industry in Canada. They opened a chain of theatres across Canada in the 1910s and 1920s. In Toronto, they built several theatres including the Tivoli Theatre, Bloor Theatre, College Theatre, Parkdale Theatre, Beach Theatre, St. Clair Theatre, Danforth Theatre and Hollywood Theatre.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Allen, Bertha
Allen, Jule
Allen, J. J.
Rosenfeld, Louis
Geographic Access
Brantford (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 7 - Allen\OH7_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jennie Goldstein and Mr. and Mrs. Boris Coopersmith
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
26 Jan. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Jennie Goldstein and Mr. and Mrs. Boris Coopersmith
Number
OH 147
OH 148
Subject
Theater, Yiddish
Interview Date
26 Jan. 1975
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Stephen Spiesman
Total Running Time
OH147A: 44. minutes
OH148B: 45. minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Jennie Goldstein emigrated from Russia to Toronto in 1914. While living and working in the Ward, Jennie married Harry Goldstein, who was noted as both a "dresser" and an actor in Toronto's Lyric and Standard Theatres. After Harry's passing, Jennie became a supplier of costumes for the Yiddish theatre. In 1920, to help support the family, Jennie opened a deli stand alongside the original Shopsy's deli located in the area of Kensington Market. Jennie and Harry's daughter Bess married Boris Coppersmith whose parents, Yossel and Nessie, owned a variety store at Spadina Avenue and Baldwin Street.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Coopersmith, Bess
Coopersmith, Boris
Goldstein, Jennie
Harris, Harry
Lyric Theatre
Pasternak, Chanina
Speisman, Stephen
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Geographic Access
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Jennie Goldstein describes the early years of Toronto's Yiddish theatres such as the Tivoli and the Standard, and OHtors such as Harry Harris and Chanina Pasternak.

In this clip, Jennie Goldstein describes the performances and OHtors of the Lyric Theatre circa 1914

Accession Number
2016-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-7-7
Material Format
sound recording
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
13 audio cassettes
1 folder of textual records (PDF)
Date
2001-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of audio cassette tapes containing interviews Lisa Newman conducted regarding the Rotenberg and Pines families. Included are interviews with: Aubey Rotenberg, Moe and Bernice Ceresne, Cyril Rotenberg, Lailla Rapoport, Laya Kurtz, David Rotenberg, Ken Rotenberg, Harvey Rotenberg, and Radha Ahuja (born Bluma Rotenberg).
Also included are textual records documenting the Rotenberg family's history. These include issues of the Ivansk Project e-newsletters, which contain entries written by Lisa Newman Greenspan (Issue #15 Nov.-Dec. 2005, Issue #23 Mar.-Apr. 2007, Issue #25 July-Aug. 2007).
Administrative History
Louis (Elazar / Loozer) Rotenberg immigrated to Toronto in 1893. He was the first Jew to immigrate to Toronto from Ivansk, Poland. He had married Rivka (nee Cukier) in 1883. She followed him to Toronto with their four children in 1895. They had an additional five children in Toronto. Their children were: Harry, Max, Meta, Louis (Leibish), Meyer, Zechariah (died at age 4 in 1906), Charlie, and Hilda. Louis eventually opened a banking, steamship and insurance office in Toronto with three of his sons (Louis Jr., Harry and Max) in 1916. The business eventually became known as Rotenberg's Ltd. Louis passed away in 1936.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Business
Interviews
Families
Name Access
Rotenberg, Louis
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Dr. Esther Volpe and Ida Siegel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 Jan. 1971
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Esther Volpe and Ida Siegel
Number
OH 161
OH 162
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
4 Jan. 1971
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Eva Kayfetz and Stephen Spiesman
Total Running Time
OH161 Side 1: 47 minutes OH161 Side 2: 47 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Toronto Historical Society lecture
Use Restrictions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Esther Volpe (née Shulman) was born on 24 February circa 1898. As a child, she and her family briefly lived in Romington, Ontario and Havlock, Ontario. Her family later settled in Toronto. In her youth, she participated in the Herzl Girls' Club. She attended University of Toroonto in the Faculty of Arts. She married Dr. Aaron Volpe in 1921. Esther was involved in several Jewish organizations, including the old Mount Sinai Medical Auxillary, Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, UJA Appeal, JIAS and BBYO and non-Jewish organizations, including Toronto Local Council of Women. She represented the Jewish community of Toronto on the Wartime Price and Trade Board and helped organize the Ontario Food Council.
Ida Siegel (née Lewis) (1885–1982) was born on 14 February 1885 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1894, Ida and her family moved to Toronto. On 14 February 1905, Ida married Isidore Hirsch Siegel. They had six children. An extremely active communal leader, Ida helped found Daughters of Zion in 1899, the Herzl Girls Club in 1904 and Hadassah in 1916. In the mid-1920s, Ida established the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home,a camp for poor women with young children. She helped organize the first free Jewish dispensary in Toronto, which eventually developed into Mount Sinai Hospital. Ida was also very active in womens peace movements, the Toronto Board of Education and the Toronto Bureau (elected to board, 1930-36) of Jewish Education. In 1917, Ida helped to organize Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, which later became the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Volpe, Esther
Siegel, Ida
Kayfetz, Eva
Speisman, Stephen
Hadassah-WIZO
National Council of Jewish Women
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In 1947, Esther Volpe was elected President of the National Council of Jewish Women. In this clip, Esther discusses how, with the support of the United Welfare Fund, the Canadian Jewish Congress and JIAS, she helped make arrangements for groups of Jewish refugees who settled in Toronto.

In this clip, Esther Volpe explains her involvement in the creation of the "Good Age Club" the first recreational program for Jewish seniors.

In this clip, Ida Siegel relates anecdotes from her childhood growing up in downtown Toronto.

Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains one report created for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and some executive correspondence regarding the report.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of three issues of the Y-Time newspaper.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Belle James
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
21 Apr. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Belle James
Number
OH 16
Subject
Families
Rabbis
Interview Date
21 Apr. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
Side One: 46 minutes
Side Two: 5 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Belle James (née Levy) was born in Toronto in 1908. Her father, Rabbi Meyer Levy, became chief rabbi of Toronto in 1905/6.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
James, Belle
Levy, Meyer
Weiss, Lottie
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ont.
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 16 - James\OH16_001_Log.docx
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 16 - James\OH16_002_Log.docx
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
24 Jan. 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Number
OH 135
Subject
Education
Fraternal organizations
Labor unions
Zionism
Interview Date
24 Jan. 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
OH135_001: 26.40 minutes OH135_002: 29.20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ben Himel was vice president and founder of the Borochov School and Kindergarten. Himel was affliated with the Poale Zion Jewish National Workers Alliance (Farband), the Independent Workers Circle, and the Board of Jewish Education.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Speisman, Stephen
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 135 - Himel\OH135_001_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 135 - Himel\OH135_002_Log.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the ideologies of Canada's Labor Movements during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the Zionist movement within the Toronto Jewish community during the 1930s and 1940s.

Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldberg, friends of the Melamed family, taken prior to 1917 at the Empire Studios on Bathurst Street in Toronto. The portrait was originally used for a Rosh Hashanah greeting card.
Name Access
Goldberg, Ben
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
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
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Ben Kayfetz
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 Mar. 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Kayfetz
Number
OH 210
Subject
Antisemitism
Human rights
Law
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
4 Mar. 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Christie Pits riot at approximately minute 16:00
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Benjamin "Ben" Gershon Kayfetz was born on 24 December 1916 in Toronto. He married Eva Silver and had two children. Ben graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a bachelor of arts in modern languages. He worked as a high school teacher in Huntsville, Ontario and Niagara Falls, Ontario between 1941 and 1943. In 1943, he joined the war effort, working for the Department of National Defense in postal censorship and was responsible for reviewing prisoner of war mail. After the war, Kayfetz traveled to British-occupied Germany, where he worked as a censor of telecommunications with the Control Commission until 1947. Upon returning to Toronto, he was hired as the national director of community relations by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) and as the executive (national) director of the Joint Community Relations Committee (JCRC), a CJC-B'nai B'rith cooperative organization. He also served as the central region executive director of the CJC between 1973 and 1978. He worked to develop anti-discrimination laws and for the protection of minority and religious rights. Kayfetz was also actively involved in promoting the welfare of Jewish communities worldwide. He was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1985 and the Order of Canada in 1986. In addition to his professional activities, Kayfetz wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym Gershon B. Newman. He also gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), the Canadian Jewish Historical Society, and the Yiddish Luncheon Circle. He died in 2002.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Balmy Beach Swastika Club
Canadian Jewish Congress
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Geographic Access
Toronto
Kew Beach
Christie Pits
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 210, Ben Kayfetz\AC 210 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz describes the skirmish between antisemitic and Jewish youths at Kew Beach in July 1933.

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz discusses the laws that restricted “Jews or other objectionable races” from purchasing, owning or renting properties in Toronto and summer resort areas. He describes the steps taken to change the law.

Name
Barney and Tillie Nosov
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
22 Sep. 1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Barney and Tillie Nosov
Number
OH 11
Subject
Families
Religion
Interview Date
22 Sep. 1975
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Fred Schaeffer
Total Running Time
side 1: 43:39 minutes
side 2: 43:36 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Most of the interview is conducted with Barney Nosov. Wilfred Kideckel is also featured on the tape, and Tillie Nosov is interviewed briefly.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Biography
Barney Nosov arrived in Canada in 1916. Nosov lived in Ansonville, Ontario. He was a merchant, owned a store, and was also in politics for many years.
Wilfred Kideckel was born in Kreugerdorf on a farm in 1917. His father was one of the first immigrants to the area. Kideckel had ten people in his family. He moved to Ansonville and got married. Kideckel moved to Toronto in 1942.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Nosov, Barney
Nosov, Tillie
Kideckel, Wilfred
Geographic Access
Ansonville (Ont.)
Cobalt (Ont.)
Cochrane (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 11 - Nosov\OH11_Transcript.pdf
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 7; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
7
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Stackle (b. 1 May 1922 - d. 9 January 2008) was born in Toronto to Lazer and Laike Stekel, and had three siblings, Maurice Harry Stekel, Ida Stepak and Anne Steiner. He married Pearl Tureck on 11 July 1943 and had 2 children, Alan and Linda (now Halperin). He has 4 grandchildren, Sasha, Rachel, Jeffrey, and Joshua.
Pearl Stackle, nee Tureck (b. 6 May 1922 - d. 30 November 1974) was born in Toronto and had 2 sisters, Molly Segal (d. 22 July 2010) and Goldie Cooper. She married Ben Stackle on 11 July 1943 and had 2 children, Alan and Linda (now Halperin). She has 4 grandchildren, Sasha, Rachel, Jeffrey, and Joshua.
Scope and Content
This item consists of a wedding portrait of Mr and Mrs. Ben and Pearl Stackle.
Subjects
Married people
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4833
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4833
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kert of Rainy River, Ontario. Ben is wearing a fur coat and his wife is wearing a fur-trimmed wool coat.
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
1984-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Midrasha L'Morim series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 8; File 137
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Midrasha L'Morim series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
8
File
137
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1976-9-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-9-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs
Date
[nd], 1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of sketches detailing former Holy Blossom Temple locations. The first is a sketch by an unknown artist of Coombe's Drugstore and the second is a sketch by artist Aba Bayefsky of the Richmond St. building.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Bayefsky, Aba, 1923-2001
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
8 Apr. 2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Ilana Newman's seder preparations. Included are two photographs of Newman's seder table with candles, kiddush cup, and some food.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Candles and lights (Judaism)
Kiddush cups
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4675
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4675
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1925 and 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia
Name Access
Newman, David
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4685
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4685
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
No place specified.
Name Access
Newman, David E.
Newman, Sam
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4647
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4647
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Newman, David
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
1981-11-4
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 180
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
180
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Ben Newman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Newman, Abraham
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Newman, Abraham
Page Number
716
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters and cards sent between Ben and Yael Dunkelman and their acquaintances. The correspondence relates to Ben's book Dual Allegiance. Many of the original envelopes are included.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 935
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
935
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1903
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mr. and Mrs. Myer Shear of Seaforth, Ontario with their children. The small boy pictured next to Mrs. Shear is George Shear.
Notes
Photo by Jackson Bros.
Name Access
Shear, Myer
Shear, George
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
Seaforth (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3529
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3529
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 7 x 9 cm, on matboard 11 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Rose Rotstein's parents, grandparent's of Lloyd Bochner.
Rear left: Eliakum Bochner (with hat) brother to Mendel and Avrom Chaim, father of Mosie.
Left to right: Charlie; Rose (married Rotstein).
Notes
Original by H. E. Peagam, 254 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Bochner Mr
Bochner Mrs
Bochner, Charlie
Bochner, Rose
Rotstein, Rose
Bochner, Elias (Eliakum)
Bochner, Mendel
Bochner, Mosie
Bochner, Avrom Chaim
Bochner, Lloyd
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Toba Fluxgold
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
1975
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Toba Fluxgold
Number
OH 8
Subject
Bakeries
Immigrants--Canada
Interview Date
1975
Quantity
1 cassette (1 copy) 2 WAV files
Interviewer
Sheldon Steinberg
Total Running Time
1:02 min.
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Digitized December 2014
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Conditional access. Researchers must receive permission from the interviewee or his/her heir prior to accessing the interview. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Biography
Toba Fluxgold was born in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to Toronto with her father, older brother, and sister. Toba's father ventured into the bakery business and in the early 1920s opened his own kosher bakery in Toronto. Following her father's death in 1929, Toba’s brother Morris expanded and modernized the bakery and later sold it to Carmel Bakery. After her marriage in 1925, Toba moved to Arthur, Ontario and returned to Toronto after the birth of her first child.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Yiddish
Geographic Access
Arthur (Ont.)
Elizabeth Street (Toronto, Ont.)
St. John's Ward (Toronto, Ont.)
Warsaw (Poland)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Transcript exists for this oral history.
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
67
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
68
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 6; File 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Chronological correspondence and memoranda series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
6
File
70
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1951
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Jan Shleser.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80 Series 5-2 for photographs of Jan Shleser at the family cottage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Jan Shleser, Judith Wolfson and an Unidentified Girl at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
3
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 12 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jan Shleser (now Simonsky) is the daughter of Dr. Isaac Shleser and Helen (Schwartz) Shleser. She is the sister of Jill Shleser and the niece of Sylvia Schwartz. She is married to Rob Simonsky.
Jan was nominated for the 2012/2013 Sisterhood Board of Directors at Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Jan Schleser.
Notes
This item has no proofs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Guba, Jan
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Guba, Jan
Page Number
228
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Primak, Jan
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Primak, Jan
Page Number
535
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Walaschin, Jan
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Walaschin, Jan
Page Number
721
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Level
Item
ID
Item 919
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
919
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Gurevitch family arrived in Krugerdorf in 1906. Aaron was a blacksmith and also looked after the cemetery. The family later moved to Englehart.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Gurevitch family on their farm in Krugerdorf, Ontario. The photo depicts the family in front of the homestead with some chickens, a cow, and the family dog.
Subjects
Animals
Families
Farms
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
Chamberlain (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 269
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
269
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Levi family in Toronto.
Name Access
Levi, Paul
Rotenberg, Mattie
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 15 x 10 cm in mat 27 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dorothy Dworkin (Goldstick) married Henry Dworkin in 1911. They had one child named Ellen, whom they called Honey. She was born 12 June 1912. Ellen married Lewis Raxlan in 1932. They divorced, and she then married Leon Arthurs. They had two children Harry and Linda. Harry later became the Dean of Osgoode Law School.
Scope and Content
Potrait of the Dworkin family.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Dora Till
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 May 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dora Till
Number
OH 151
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Labor
Labor unions
Women
Occupations
Interview Date
4 May 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Dora Till (née Tobias) was born in New York City in 1896. She came to Toronto in 1900. She married Morris Till in 1918. They had one daughter, Cecile. As a youth, Dora was involved with Herzl Girls and the Boot and Shoe Society. Dora was active in community service and contributed greatly to social service work. She was co-founder and first president for the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, vice president of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a board member for the Jewish Family and Child Services, an executive for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, honorary vice president of United Jewish Welfare Fund, on the board of Canadian Jewish Congress and past president of the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Herzl Girls Boot and Shoe Society, 1920
Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home
Baycrest Hospital
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Timothy Eaton Company
Till, Dora
Geographic Access
Toronto
Bronte
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Dora Till discusses some of the services provided by Hebrew Maternity Aid.

Dora Till was co-founder and first President for Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home. In this clip, Dora describes the efforts to solicit and fundraise on behalf of the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home.

Level
Item
ID
Item 3528
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3528
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 7 x 9 cm, on matboard, 11 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Left to right: Rose, Dr. Maxwell K., Morris.
Notes
Photo by H. E. Peagam, 254 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Bochner, Avrom
Bochner, Mrs. Avrom
Bochner, Rose
Bochner, Dr. Max
Bochner, Morris
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Radio and television scripts series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Radio and television scripts series
Level
File
Fonds
22
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a script written for an unknown CBC comedy radio programme, probably by Henry Karpus.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Dec. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The law firm of Newman, Reiber and Weinstock were tenants in Elmhurst Plaza.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the auditors for the Elmhurst Plaza requesting confirmation of the outstanding rent owed by the firm of Newman, Reiber and Weinstock.
Name Access
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies of Joseph Baruch Newman's passport. This passport was shared with his wife Gitel. They were the grandparents of Dolly Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4569
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4569
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Doris and David Newman. The photograph was taken when the couple lived on Palmerston Blvd. in Toronto.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
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
Palmerston Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-11-4
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 299
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
299
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1976
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 181
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
181
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Sheila Roberta Newman notarised by Geogre Liban for a passport.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Newman, Srul Chiam
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Newman, Srul Chiam
Page Number
716
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of signed petitions addressed to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 2; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
2
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of agenda, programme, reports, programme and speeches from the meeting held 14 May 1975.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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