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11 records – page 1 of 1.
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Brenda Richards fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Brenda Richards fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
26
Material Format
graphic material
object
textual record
Date
1965-1980
Physical Description
37 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Brenda Richards was born in Toronto, attended Ryerson Public School and Harbord Collegiate, and then enrolled in Central Technical School to study commercial art. Brenda was later employed as an art teacher at Humewoood Public School and continued teaching and assisting until she retired at age 60. Her husband Alfred or "Alf" managed a George Richards men’s clothing store.
Following the death of their 21 year old son, the Richards wished to assist other young men and became involved in the Scouting movement. They became the leaders of the 159th 'B' Cub Pack, which met at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto on Wednesday evenings. In the terminology of Scouting, using characters from Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book’, Alfred, the Cubmaster, was known as “Akela” and Brenda, the Assistant Cubmaster was “ Baloo” (the Bear). At its peak, the Cub pack had approximately 36 members but dissolved in 1970. During Brenda’s career in the Cub movement, she was awarded several “Good Service” medals by the Scouting Council of Canada.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of personal records and artifacts accumulated by Brenda Richards during her service as Assistant Cubmaster of the 159th 'B' Toronto Cub Pack. These include Cub and Cub leader regalia and memorabilia, a collection of photographs of the Cub pack and two scrapbooks documenting their activities. The scrapbooks include photographs, poems and other writings by cub members, news clippings and lists of badges earned by various cubs. Also of note are 4 original drawings by Richards.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1 folder of textual records, 2 scrapbooks, 4 drawings, 6 badges, 5 pins, 2 medals, 1 whistle, and 1 woggle.
Fonds is part of the Ontario Jewish Archives' project to acquire material created by the 159th Cub Pack, which was a Jewish troop. The project also includes an oral history interview with Brenda Richards conducted by Martin Wolfish.
Name Access
Richards, Alfred
Richards, Brenda
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Creator
Richards, Brenda
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2003-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 191
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1946?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a notice announcing the broadcast by Rabbi Dr. Judah Washer sponsored by Shaarei Shomayim Congregation.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-2-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
Nov. 1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one dedication programme booklet for the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation at 840 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto.
Custodial History
Paul Gilmore, the Chair of the Archives Committee of Beth Israel in Kingston, found this programme as he was going through the synagogue's records. He mailed it to the OJA for our archives.
Subjects
Synagogue dedication services
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Saint Clair Avenue West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-11-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Date
1944-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a newsletter from Frontier Branch 513 of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance, and several documents from Shaarei Shomayim Congregation: a Sunday religious school report card and monthly bulletins.
Subjects
Newsletters
Societies
Synagogues
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Toronto, Ont.)
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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 69
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
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a notice and program notes for an emergency meeting held on 30 Mar 1977 at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Antisemitism--Soviet Union
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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 105
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
105
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1981-May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : col. ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, photographs, programmes and newspaper clippings concerning a symposium held at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue on 21 April, 1981.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 290
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
290
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 435
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
435
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1959-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by the Moses family. The types of records include cemetery papers, such as correspondence, account receipts and the original constitution for Hasiatyner Klaus Beth Israel.
Also included are the original cemetery plans with the official stamp and seal and a copy of the blueprints for the Eitz Chiam School
Administrative History
Isadore Moses moved his family to Canada in 1928. He became president of Toronto’s Husiatiner Klaus Shul, volunteered to co-design Bathurst Lawn Cemetery’s floor plan, and was committed to Jewish education.
His son Lewis Moses, the youngest of seven children, was also deeply committed to the Jewish community. Despite running a busy chartered accountancy practice, the former air force officer devoted much of his energy to Jewish causes. He worked diligently for the Zionist Revisionist Organization, United Jewish Appeal, United Israel Appeal, State of Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, Canadian Zionist Federation, the Board of Jewish Education, Eitz Chaim Schools, and many other organizations. He was co-founder of Torath Emeth Congregation and a Board Member of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. Lewis Moses was honoured at the Negev dinner in 1992
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Husiatiner Klaus Beth Israel.
Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Zionist Revisionist Organization.
United Jewish Appeal.
United Israel Appeal.
State of Israel Bonds.
Jewish National Fund.
Canadian Zionist Federation.
Board of Jewish Education.
Eitz Chaim.
Torath Emeth Congregation.
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-11-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 volume
Date
1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Shaarei Shomayim jubilee book, the First Fifty Years.
MG_RG
MG3 A31
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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