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Accession Number
2021-11-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-11-20
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1915-1969
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of members of the Forman, Findlay, and Olin families. Documents include a 1922 Goel Tzedec Synagogue religious school diploma (Minnie Forman); a McCaul Street School class photo, Senior IV (Henry Findlay, back row, second left); Palestine Lodge Masons sheet music and lyrics for the composition "We Have Travelled Fiftee," music by Isha Goodman, lyrics by Jack S. Olin; and “Dimensions of 69 Senior Wardens District No. 7,” music and lyrics by Jim Johnson. In addition, there are two group photographs of Palestine Lodge Masons officers (ca. 1969).
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Music by Jewish composers
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs
Date
1908-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by the Danson family. The records include a family history written by Bertram Danson, newspaper clippings, family portraits, a marriage certificate, an obiturary, correspondence and a brochure for Camp Winnebagoe, which was run by the Danson family.
The photographs are housed in scrapbook sheets with some notations. They depict members of the Danson family
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
24 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Date
[ca. 1892]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of twenty-four black-and-white photographs with negatives. The photographs are of three generations of the Danson family. Some of the photographs depict family members at home, on holiday, and in group shots with friends.
Included in the accession are photocopies of the original prints with notes indicating the names of the people, location and dates
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-11-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1903]-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two black-and-white photographs depicting Joseph Danson. One photograph depicts a group of young men with Joseph Danson in the front row. It was taken in approximately 1903 at Red Feather Camp in Munro Park, Scarborough. The second photograph is of Joseph Danson canoeing at Camp Winnebagoe and is dated 1946.
Included are negatives for both photographs
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1900-1967
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 6 photographs that document the Bossin Family. They include photographs of Hye Bossin, Sally, Bessie, Zossman and a friend, Mike Morrison. Other documents in this accession include publications such as: "If You Will It, It is No Fairy Tale: Theodore Herzl Fifty Years after his death," "A Saint in Street Clothes: Willie Frankel his Life and Loyalties," written by Hye Bossin, as well as three newsletters published by United Jewish People's Order (UJPO), Canadian Film Weekly and The Barker, and two editions of The Jewish Standard. There is also a Judean Glee Club programme for their third annual Kibitz under the direction of Hye Bossin. Finally, there is a copy of a certificate from the Jewish Colonial Trust made out to Sussi Bossin in 1900, and a Jewish Community Senior Softball League, Toronto programme and scorecard from 1932.
Administrative History
The Bossin family lived in Toronto. Hye Bossin (1906-1964) was editor, publisher, and columnist with the Canadian Film Weekly. He received many commendations and awards for his contribution to the motion picture industry and the promotion of the Canadian Film Archive.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w
Date
1907-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the activities of the Ostrovtzer Congregation and Society. Records include a 40th Anniversary Jubilee Book produced for its fortieth anniversary event held at the Beth Haknesseth Hagodol (Anshei Ostrovtze) on 19 February 1950. In addtion, there is a booklet for a testimonial dinner held in honour of Joshua J. Barsht (arranged by the Ostrowcer Synagogue and Society), notes from the meetings of the subcommittee on 58 Cecil Street to discuss the future of the building, and a ticket for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Also included are documents for the Leranbaum-Nisker family including a marriage certificate (1907), correspondence regarding verification of ages of the bride and groom for old age security (1953), a Canadian certificate of naturalization, a death certificate, and several obituaries.
This accession also includes phtographs of Mr. and Mrs. Zelig Nisker, Yukel Nesker, Isidore and Sylvia Rayman, and the Ostrovtzer Mutual Benefit Society Ladies Auxiliary.
MG_RG
MG3 A22
MG6 K
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Nisker (family)
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1913-[ca. 1915]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mr. Ed Goldstick; one postcard from Palestine (now Israel) to Mrs. E. Goldstick; and an invitation from B'Noth Zion Kadimah to a social gathering (1913).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
27 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1900]-[ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of family photos including wedding and other formal portraits, and group photos. There is an immigration passport for Mindles Plecuto (born 1883) to Canada from Romania in 1928. There are 2 additional passports (probably Romanian) for other individuals who immigrated in 1910. Both are stamped on the back page with Canada Old Age Security numbers (one in 1957). In addition there are 4 immigration documents including an Inspection Card for Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival in Canada issued to Hodess Morkewicz on August 30, 1913.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-33
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-33
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm or smaller
Date
1905-[ca.1940]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the ketuba for the marriage in Hungary in 1905 or 1906 of the great-aunt and great-uncle of Marta Lorincz. Their family name was Tevan. The photographs are of family members in Hungary taken before the Second World War.
Administrative History
One branch of Marta Lorincz's family survived imprisonment in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. They remained in Hungary after the war and gave these materials to Marta when she emigrated to Canada. She was entrusted to donate them to a Jewish community archive for safekeeping.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-6-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1891-1948
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents concerning the application of Menachem Kernerman of Berdichev to live in Warsaw (1891-1892), and a 1912 London England birth certificate for Aaron Kernerman, son of Philip and Rebecca Kernerman. There are also immigration documents for the Kemerman family from Liverpool to Quebec City in 1914, a Certificate of Naturalization for Philip (1931) and a Certificate of Eligibility for Naturalization of Women of Foreign Birth for Rebecca (1934). Also included are University of Toronto Junior Matriculation reports for Morris Kernerman (1918-1920), a 1943 deed of land for cemetery plots for Philip and his wife in the McCaul Street Cemetery (Congregation Beth Medresh Hagodol Chevra Thilim), and two telegrams congratulating Philip and Rebecca on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1948.
Descriptive Notes
Language note: Russian, Yiddish and English.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-12-5
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
Photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
1884-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs, textual records, and artifacts documenting the Sadowski family from Massey, Ontario. Records include family photographs, family correspondence, geneological information, and business records. Of note are photographs of the Sadowski General Store in Massey, a meal token from the store, a notebook documenting animal fur transactions (1920-1922), and a land survey of the Sadowski family property (1893).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1917]-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Recollections of Tzine Orzech (Sidney Orch) in Yiddish , three of his notebooks (in Yiddish), two business cards for Araham Zak, Buenos Aires, correspondence from the Jewish Public Library of Toronto thanking S. Orch for monetary and book donations (1974), and an information notice about the unveiling for S. Orch's wife in Toronto (1971). There are publications " 20 Songs of the Ghettos (1963), "The Warsaw Ghetto in Pictures- Illustrated Catalogue" published by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (1970), and an issue of the Yiddish periodical "Kultur un Lebn" (1975). Photographs include a ca. 1932 reprint of a group photo of members of a Bakers Union in Czestochowa, Poland taken fifteen years previously to honour their president C. Orzech, a photo of the 40th Labour Day celebration of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers international Union of America (1952), and a composite of the same organization's members (1952) including S. Orch and S. Ladowsky. Also included are The Toronto Alliance Review (1975) and a program for the Farband Labor Zionist Order 25th Anniversary Banquet and Dance (1969).
Administrative History
The uncle of Tzine Orzech (Sidney Orch) was Maurycy Orzech, a Warsaw journalist and Bund leader.
Descriptive Notes
Associated material note: The 'Orzech" file in the bund archives at YIVO contains material pertaining to Maurycy with several items relating to Tzine (Sidney).
MG_RG
MG 2 J 1J
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 8 cm and 2 x 4 cm
Date
[ca. 1912]-[ca.1945]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a copy negative of Joseph and Annie Levine and Family, Toronto, ca. 1912 and one mounted photograph of Manny Pullan in RCAF uniform, early 1940s.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
32 photographs : b&w (16 negatives) ; 25 x 20 cm and 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Date
[ca. 1903-ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 16 copy photographs with negatives of the Haberman family, Toronto. Pictured are Nessie, Mina, Mordechai, Jack, Abraham (?), Molly, Anne, and Harold. Also included are two photocopies of a clipping advertising a "Haberman Kiddies" special attraction on March 28, 1923.
Administrative History
The Haberman children, Molly, Anne, and Jack, were dancers/musicians who performed together in Toronto. Harold Haberman was adopted by the Haberman family as a Russian war orphan when he was 11 years old in 1921 after their son Jack Haberman, a well known Toronto saxophone player, drowned in the lagoon at Centre Island in Toronto on July 15, 1920, at age 18.
Name Access
Haberman, Jack
Haberman, Harold
Haberman, Nessie
Haberman, Mina
Haberman, Mordechai
Haberman, Molly
Haberman, Anne
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1900]-1969
Scope and Content
This accession consists of seven copy photographs of the Lerner and Rosenthal family in Woodstock; London, Ontario; and Detroit
Places
London (Ont.)
Woodstock (Ont.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-6-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
40 photographs : b&w (20 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of copy photographs and negatives and a family history of the Farber family. Photographs include members of the extended Farber, Spencer, Harris, Gallander, Rosen, and Nisker families.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-5-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
20 photographs : b&w (7 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1913-[194-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Rubin and Karmarner families. There is also a small amount of textual material such as a wedding arrangments brochure from the T. Eaton Co., a ketubah for Harry and Elizabeth Rubin, a Ukranian passport and a Dominion Staple Company blotter.
MG_RG
MG 6 K
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 30 x 35 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1919-[ca.1932]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of five photographs of the Arbeiter Ring (Workmen's Circle), two photographs of unidentified men, two photographs of the Jewish brigade in Palestine after the First World War, and three photographs of Jewish soldiers in the Polish army during the interwar years. The accession also contains a small amount of textual material, related to the career of Sarah Rhinewine, Abraham's sister.
Most of the Arbeiter Ring photographs feature Abraham Rhinewine, who was a member of the Circle and also the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal (Yiddisher Zhurnal), and Isaac Matenko, who was a teacher and principal of the Workmen's Circle Peretz School in the Junction. The photos include group portraits of members of the Circle, teachers, staff and students of the Peretz School, and a meeting of Jewish journalists at the Arbeiter Ring convention in Toronto.
Some identified individuals include: Abraham Rhinewine; I. Weinrot; Dr. S.B. Hurwich; Yisroel Meriminski; Kalman Wagner; Mr. Freeman; Mr. Coldofsky, Mr. Bromberg; Paul Frumhartz; Mr. Rigelhaupt; Mr. Kleiman; Dave Gordon; Yisroel Libman (Paul Mann); "Daddy" Brick; Isadore Tepperman; Morris Nisnevitch (Nesbitt); Shulamith Rhinewine; Helen Nelson; Eva Langbord; and Toby Rosenberg.
Custodial History
The photographs were in the possession of Aviva Bakerspigel, the daughter of Abraham Rhinewine, before they were donated to the Archives.
Administrative History
Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932) was born in Poland and immigrated to London, England in 1902, at the age of 15. There he met his wife, Annie and together they immigrated to Toronto in 1907. They had two (possibley three) children, Shulamith and Avivah (Bakerspigel). Abraham had a sister named Sarah, who was involved with UNRAA after the Second World War and was the Assistant Director of Jewish Family and Child Services for many years. Abraham was a prominent scholar and the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
48 photographs : b&w (24 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Date
[ca.1903]-1918
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 24 copy photographs and 24 negatives. There are group photos of the Danson family, extended family and friends in Toronto locations such as High Park, the Canadian National Exhibition, the Humber Valley near the Old Mill, Northview Terrace (Bay and Davenport), and the Red Feather Camp in Monroe Park, Scarborough.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-1-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 postcards
Date
1916-1924
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents relating to the immigration of Shyman, Chaia and Sara Klodman (1923-1924), sponsored by Thomas Clodman of Toronto and two postcards from Russia and Latvia. Also included is a programme for the First Annual Concert under the auspices of the De Sola Zion Society (1916).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-8-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Date
1918-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a ketuba and marriage registration form for Philip Rotman and Jennie Haft, and three exterior photographs of the Berkeley Street Synagogue in Toronto.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Berkeley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1912]-1930
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Collis family of Oshawa, Ont.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Berg, Helen
Berg, Morris
Collis, Anne
Collis, Ben
Collis, Eva
Collis family
Collis, Mac
Collis, Sam
Places
Oshawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1995-11-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1901-1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original share certificates (with a photograph and negative of one of them) for Palestine/Israel companies including the Jewish Colonial Trust, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Hassneh Eretz Israel Development Company, Worker's Bank Ltd., and Nakhshon Ltd, as well as the Toronto Labour Lyceum. Owners of the shares are Abraham Reinwein (Rhinewine) and Vivian Rhinewine.
Name Access
Rhinewine, Abraham
Rhinewine, Vivian
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-10-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records and graphic material (approximately 57 photographs : b&w)
Date
[ca. 1842-1946]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, birth certificates, marriage certificates, a German passport, a medal, postcards, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada receipt vouchers, parchment prayer scrolls, City of Toronto bicycle licenses, and other material relating to Chaim and Hena Silbiger and family of 51 Baldwin Street, Toronto. There are also photographs of Toronto scenes such as Harbord Bakery, Dibble Oil Truck (Manny Rotman), Harbord Fish Market, and a Belle Ewart street scene.
Photo Captions (001 - 012): Toronto Street Scenes, [194-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Accession # 1987-10-2.
Photo Caption (002): Street view of Alter and Goldie Kosower's Harbord Bakery, (Toronto, ON), [194-]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, Accession 1987-10-2.
Custodial History
Material was donated by Suzanne Harning and was found in a house on Harbord St., west of Spadina Ave.
Use Conditions
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 Accessions
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w
Date
[ca. 1916]-[ca. 1960]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 12 copy photographs and 1 original photograph of the Lofsky and Penzner families in Toronto.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Lofsky (family)
Penzner (family)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
59 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[189-]-1928
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs from London and Warsaw of the Rhinewine family and friends.In addition there are two Jewish New Year cards written in Polish.
Administrative History
Abraham Rhinewine (1887-1932) was born in Poland and immigrated to London, England in 1902, at the age of 15. There he met his wife, Annie and together they immigrated to Toronto in 1907. They had two (possibley three) children, Shulamith and Avivah (Bakerspigel). Abraham had a sister named Sarah, who was involved with UNRAA after the Second World War and was the Assistant Director of Jewish Family and Child Services for many years. Abraham was a prominent scholar and the editor of the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-9
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 16 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Date
[ca. 1915?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of an original and copy photograph of Sydney Wise's bris, May 1, 1915, and a Wladowsky family photograph.
Administrative History
Dr. Sydney Wise was a volunteer at the Ontario Jewish Archives. He passed away in January 2013.
Descriptive Notes
An identification key is provided.
Subjects
Berit milah
Families
Volunteers
Name Access
Wise, Sydney, 1915-2013
Wladowsky, Bernard, 1870-1963
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-108
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-108
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm and 16 x 12 cm
Date
[ca.1895]-[ca.1910]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs and negatives of the Danson family. One is a group photograph of the children of Barnett and Bertha Danson with an unidentified governess, and the second is of the children as young adults with their parents.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-111
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-111
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 pin
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Date
1915-1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records pertaining to the Contorowitz family including the marriage certificate of Nathan Contorowitz and Gertie Sand in Toronto, Grace Street School transfer records for their three children, and a 1940 voter registration form for Gertie Contorowitz. In addition there is a photograph of Phil Granovsky taken at Smith Bay House, Port Carling, Ontario in 1944 and an unidentified pin with Hebrew lettering inscribed "founded 1912".
Use Conditions
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.
Name Access
Granovsky, Phil, 1921-1995
Places
Port Carling (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-148
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-148
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs: b&w ; (2 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Green family.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-13
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
22 photographs : b&w and sepia (5 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1900]-1942
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Moldaver and Rovinsky families of Brantford, Ontario.
Subjects
Families
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-12-3
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
1 folder of textual records
Date
1897–1940
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a linen passport folder from the Holland America Line and family documents of the Sher-Brody family including ketubas, a birth certificate, and a certificate of Canadian naturalization.
MG_RG
MG 6 K
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-4-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
36 photographs : b&w (17 negatives) ; 26 x 20 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Date
1905-[ca. 1950]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Ginsburg family. They include copies of newspaper artcles, a published story about members of the Ginsburg family and photographs of the Ginsburg family, Camp Balfour Manor. Identification include: Morris Ginsburg, Luba Ginsburg, Dora Ginsburg Track, Al Ginsburg, A. A. Track, Sadie Danson, Bert Danson, Henry Himel, Sadie Wise, David Wise, Freda Stein, Murray Ehrlich, Sidney Schipper, Eddie Dunnenfield, Marilyn Danson Farber.
Administrative History
The Ginsburg family owned the Muskoka Lodge.
Descriptive Notes
Camp Balfour Manor
Muskoka Lodge
Huntsville Trading Company
Victory Bonds
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-17
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-17
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 28 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1915]-[ca. 1920]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 4 photographs of the Leibovitz (Leibowitz) family. See back of photographs for identification. One photograph is of an unknown family member.
Administrative History
Abraham Leibovitz (b. July 1870-d?) was the shamas of the McCaul Street Synagogue from 1915-1920. He immigrated to Toronto from Paritz, Minsk, Russia, via Paris and Quebec on the Royal Albert vessel, landing in Quebec on 12 June 1912. He arrived by himself and later brought his wife and children over. His wife's name was Tzipe and he had three children: Zelig (b. November 1900); Maite (b. January 1902) and Nechama (b. December 1904). Abraham had a sister named Rivka Leibovitz who married Isaac "Isshah" Naftolin in Russia in 1885. They too later immigrated to Toronto.
Abraham was a blacksmith and a tailor while in Russia. He applied for Canadian naturalization in 1920. His family lived at 69 McCaul Street.
Name Access
Leibovitz (m. Banner), Mata (Maite).
Leibovitz, Nechama.
Leibovtiz, Zippa.
Leibovitz, Zelig.
Leibovitz, Avrum (Abraham).
McCaul Street Synagogue.
Naftolin, Isaac "Isshah".
Leibovtiz, Rivka.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 31 x 36 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1912]-[ca.1930]
Scope and Content
Photographs of the Fox family (Orillia, Ont.) and Goldberg family (London, England, and Toronto, Ont.). The accession also includes a photograph of the Toronto Hadassah Western Chapter sewing circle (ca. 1930). There are notes accompanying the photographs, and inscriptions on the back of some of the photographs, identifying people in the pictures.
Descriptive Notes
Four of the photographs are original photos. The remaining photographs are copies and their negatives.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1908-1961]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of digitized photographs depicting four generations of the Rabovsky family of Owen Sound, from the early 1900s to 1961.
The photographs are as follows:
01. Goldie & Nathan Rabovsky, [ca. 1908].
02. Goldie Rabovsky (9) and Gail (9) in summer of 1961 in front of cottage at Sauble Beach, July 1961.
03. Bar mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, at Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
04. Rose Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky & Irving Rabovsky at bar mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
05.Rabovskys at Sauble Beach, 1957.
06. Marsha Rabovsky at Harrison Park, Owen Sound, 1957.
07. Group in suits in front of building, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Goldie [Cadesky] Rabovsky, Rose [Schecter] Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia [Gordon] Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Mike [Meyer] Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky (on shoulders), Moe [Moses] Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky
08. Sauble Beach, Ontario, [1954]. Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky.
09. Sadie Rabovsky, Miriam Levison Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Molly Cadesky, Max Rabovsky, [1954].
10. Joel Cadesky, Debbie Cadesky, Marsha Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky (toddler) Sauble Beach, 1954.
11. Nathan Rabovsky & Goldie Rabovsky in front of their furniture store, Owen Sound, [193-?].
12. L to R: Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1940].
13. Max Rabovsky & Celia (Gordon) Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
14. Ezekiel Cadesky, Owen Sound, [194-?].
15. Max & Celia Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
16. Four young men in suits; second from left is Max Rabovsky, [ca. 1930].
17. Max Rabovsky & Nettye Podnick, Owen Sound, [ca. 1930]
18. Rabovsky family downtown Owen Sound, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Rose Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Meyer (Mike) Rabovsky, Stanley Rabovsky (on shoulders), Pvt. Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky (hugging).
19. Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, [195-?].
Administrative History
The Rabovsky family is one of the oldest in the Owen Sound Jewish community. Nathan Rabovsky arrived with his brother in 1907; his marriage to Goldie Cadesky in 1909 was the first Jewish wedding in Owen Sound, for which a rabbi was brought in from Toronto. Goldie was the eldest daughter of Ethel Lewisky and Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, for whom the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue is named. Nathan and Goldie had seven children: Sadie, Meyer (Mike), Irving, Lillian, Moses (Moe), Bertha and Max. Moses, a pilot in the Second World War, was killed in 1944. Max married Celia Gordon, and their granddaughter is donor Julie Gonik.
Use Conditions
None
Descriptive Notes
Related records: 2007-5-5, 2007-6-37
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Rabovsky family
Places
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-22
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Date
[between 1910 and 1915]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Sam Gryfe with his family and the Silverman family, and a photo of Sam Gryfe with a horse and cart in Hamilton, Ontario.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: See photo #4517 for another photo of Sam Gryfe with his horse and cart in Hamilton.
Name Access
Gryfe, Sam
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-33
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-33
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 document (jpg)
Date
[191-]-1980
Scope and Content
This accession consists of nine electronic copies of original photographs documenting the Nash family of St. Catharines, Ontario. Included are studio portraits and snapshots, taken in St. Catharines and Port Dalhousie. Also included is one electronic copy of a typwritten remembrances of Buncie Nashman written by Harold Nash and Rhonda Applebaum.
The photographs are as follows:
1. Rose Nash and Tzeine (sister) – two young women in photo, possibly before marriage to Jack.
2. Clara Cohen with baking at cottage at Port Dalhousie (not Rose as suspected) perhaps 1940s.
3. Jack and Rose Nash
4. Nash children, ca. 1930. Top, left to right: Molly, Maurice. Bottom, left to right: Dorothy, Ruth.
5. Nash family, 21 May 1929.
6. Maurice Nash in uniform (air force) with cousin, Henry Wexler, in US Army early 1940s.
7. Maurice Nash in uniform (air force) with cousin, Henry Wexler, in US Army, and unidentified woman, early 1940s.
8. Nash women at Harold’s 50th birthday party, 1980.
9. Harold and Eleanor in Port Dalhousie with cousins, ca. 1935.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the photos in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-05.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Nash family
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-11
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
technical drawing (electronic)
Physical Description
9 documents (pdf and jpg)
9 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 technical drawing (jpg)
2 drawings (jpg)
Date
1917-[1981?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of electronic copies of documents, photographs, and portraits that pertain to Belleville's Sons of Jacob Congregation, to the activities of the Belleville chapter of Hadassah-WIZO, and the Tobe family of Belleville. The records date from 1917 to circa 1981 and include: the congregation's constitution (1972) and a certificate from The United Synagogue of America recognizing it as a member synagogue of the Conservative movement (1961); Hadassah-WIZO documents including certificates relating to donations, photographs, and an advertising bookmark; a plan of the Sons of Jacob Memorial Park (oversized); and various photographs of the Tobe family of Belleville.
There are also two photographs made of oversize drawings (portraits) of persons unidentified but probably related to the Tobes.
Verso of 04.jpg reads: "June 28, 1981. To my friends, Bluma. Zeke Tobe. Happy memories! Bill Palmatier."
Verso of 06.jpg reads: "About 1917. Bellville [sic] Ontario. Dave, Zeke, Bluma, Sam & Abe. Abe was about 5 years when this was taken. His dad 'Moses' (age 42) had died about this time leaving their mom to raise 6 children with very little means of support and she could not speak English."
Custodial History
The records originally belonged to Abe Tobe of Belleville. They were retained by Miri Cohen, president of the shul, when Mr. Tobe passed away in March 2007, to be preserved by the synagogue.
Descriptive Notes
Photographs of oversize portraits by Daniel Ehrenworth.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Tobe, Abe
Places
Belleville, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-9-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material (electronic)
graphic material
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. (7 jpg)
1 naturalization paper
Date
1910-1960
Scope and Content
Records include the 1911 naturalization certificate of Solomon Waiser; a 1948-1949 class composite photograph of the North Bay Hebrew School; and 7 scanned copies of original photographs. The photographs include images of Sol Waiser, his wife Essie, and children; the wedding of Mary Waiser and Milton Cossaver; Sol Waiser's house in North Bay; and two North Bay streetscapes outside Sol Waiser's clothing store.
Photographs are as follows:
01. Esther and Jake Kizell (Cynthia Flesher's grandparents) dancing at Sol and Essie Waiser’s 50th wedding anniversary.
02. Right to left: Sol Waiser and Essie, Zelda and William and Ceritta and Arthur, bound for Europe, 1927.
03. Sol Waiser and Silverstein shops in North Bay, 1940s.
04. Sol Waiser and wife standing outside store on parade route, 1910.
05. Sol Waiser’s house at 133 Main Street West.
06. Sol Waiser walking new torah to shul after son returned from war, ca. 1945.
07. Wedding of Mary Waiser and Milton Cossever, March 26 1950. Front row, left to right: Frances Waiser, Michael Waiser, Cynthia Waiser, Rifka Wiseman, Lillian Wiseman, Bona Wiseman, Milton Cossaver, Mary Waiser Cossaver, Sylvia Black, Mrs. Cossaver, Bessie Waiser, Rae Black, Peter Schacter, Geety Waiser, Mrs. Cosaver, unknown. Second row, left to right: Gary ?, Art Waiser, Bill Waiser, Henry Wiseman, unknown, Louis Ritter, unknown, Sol Waiser, unknown, unknown.
08. North Bay Hebrew School 1948-49. Identified are, top left: Henry Wiseman (father of Ricky Pasternak), Nathan Rivilis, Jack Stoller. Middle left: Rifkay (Ricky) Pasternak, Faegi Hoffman, Michael Cohen, Cynthia Waiser, Gloria Hockman. Bottom left: Irwin (Butch) Rivilis, Peter Brown, Bernice (Brooky) Himmel, Herbie Herman, Sandra Hockman.
09. Soloman Waiser naturalization papes.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Waiser, Solomon
Places
North Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-10
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
graphic material
textual record (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and sepia (2 jpg) ; 14 x 9 cm
1 textual record (7 jpg files)
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1870]-2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records documenting the Posluns family of Toronto. They include two scanned copies of photographs and one original, depicting various members of the Posluns family such as the family patriarch, Yosef ben Abraham and a copy photograph of the Tip Top Tailors building under construction in 1928.
The textual records consist of one electronic copy of a short history of the Posluns family, taken from Samuel Bernstein's biography, as well as a copy of a YMHA bulletin cover page from June 15, 1934, featuring a message from the president, Louis Posluns.
Custodial History
The records were loaned to the OJA on June 17, 2008 to be copied and returned to the donor.
Administrative History
A history of the Poslaniec (Posluns) family can be found online at: http://www.posluns.com/tree/pdfs/poslaniec.pdf
Use Conditions
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.
Name Access
Posluns, Wilfred, 1932-2010
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-7-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
42 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
1 folder of textual records
Date
1902-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of electronic photographs of the Levison family from Owen Sound, Ontario. Included in the photos are Rabbi Manfred Levison and his wife Rega, their daughters Miriam and Lottie and their son Benny. Also pictured are Miriam's husband Mike Rabovsky and daughter Goldie; Lottie's husband Ralph Glass and their daughters Rochelle and Janice. The photographs depict the family in China, Medicine Hat, Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Belle Ewart, and Toronto after the family moved to Palmerston Avenue in 1952.
The textual records consist of a German birth certificate for Rabbi Levison, a marriage certificate for Rabbi Levison and Rega Wolf and a marriage certificate for his parents Leib Levisohn and Josefine (née Kaufmann) Levisohn.
Photo Captions:
001: Rochelle Glass and Janice Glass with their grandfather Manfred Levison, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1979.
002: Goldie Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, Bruce Ronald and Mike Rabovsky (front), (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1982
003: Goldie Ronald, Bruce Ronald, Miriam Rabovsky, and Mike Rabovsky at the wedding of Craig Levinson, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1990.
004: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison), Lottie Glass (née Levison) & Ralph Glass, (Owen Sound, ON), ca. 1989.
005: [Unidentified], Lottie Levison, [unidentified] and Miriam Levison, China, ca. 1940.
006: Benny and Lottie Levison, China, ca. 1940
007: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
008: Miriam Levison, (Medicine Hat, AB), ca. 1948
009: Benny and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1949.
010: Mike Rabovsky, Miriam Levison, [unknown Cadesky], [unknown Cadesky] and Benny Levision (front), Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
011: Mike Rabovsky and Miriam Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
012: Siblings Lottie, Miriam and Benny Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
013: Miriam and Lottie Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
014: Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
015: Rega Levison (née Wolf), (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
016: Lottie Levision, (Owen Sound, ON), 1951.
017: Rega and her daughter Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
018: Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
019: Rega Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
020: Benny Levison, (Toronto, ON), 1952.
021: Benny Levison, (Owen Sound, ON), 1952.
022: Benny Levison, Mike Rabovsky and Lottie Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
023: Rega and Manfred Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
024: Manfred, Rega, Lottie and: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935. Benny Levison (front), (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
025: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
026: Levison family at Sauble Beach. Back row: Manfred Levison, Rega Levison and Mike Rabovsky. Front row: Lottie and Benny Levison, (Sauble Beach, ON), 1952.
027: Goldie Rabovsky held by her grandmother Rega Levison, Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
028: Mike Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
029: Lottie Levison, Goldie Rabovsky, Rega Levison , Benny Levison and Miriam Rabovsky (née Levison),Harrison Park, (Owen Sound, ON), 1953.
030: Goldie and Mike Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
031: Miriam and Goldie Rabovsky, Victoria Day Weekend, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), 1954.
032: Lottie Levison, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
033: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
034: Lottie Levison, Ralph Glass and Arlene Glass (front), Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
035: Arlene and Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
036: Ralph Glass, Glass family cottage, (Belle Ewart, ON), June 1955.
037: Sally White and Lottie Levison, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
038: Lottie Levison and Ralph Glass, Palmerston Avenue, (Toronto, ON), November 1955.
039: Miriam, Mike and Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
040: Goldie Rabovsky, backyard garden, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
041: Goldie Rabovsky, (Owen Sound, ON), August 1959.
042: Studio portrait of Ralph Glass, ca. 1935.
Administrative History
Lottie Glass is the daughter of Rabbi Manfred Levison and Rega (née Wolf) Levison. The Glass family including Lottie's siblings Miriam (m. Rabovsky) and Benny moved to Canada in 1947. They emigrated from China where they had been living since 1939. In Canada, the family first settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta and moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1949. In 1950 they settled in Ontario first moving to Welland and then Owen Sound (1950-1952). In the summer of 1952, the family moved to Toronto and lived on Palmerston Avenue. Miriam and her husband Mike Rabovsky remained in Owen Sound. In 1954 after the death of his wife Rega, Rabbi Levison travelled to the United States in search of work and eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levison, Rabbi Manfred
Levison, Rega (née Wolf)
Levison, Benny
Glass, Lottie
Glass, Ralph
Glass, Rochelle
Glass, Janice
Rabovsky, Miriam
Rabovsky, Mike
Ronald, Goldie (née Rabovsky)
Ronald, Bruce
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-18
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
47 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
2 textual records (pdf)
Date
1919-2000, predominant 1940s
Scope and Content
Accession consists of forty-seven digital copies of family photographs and photocopied documents belonging to the Wichefsky (later Witchel) family of Sudbury, Ontario. The photographs are images of family members, the family's cabin near town, and their friends. There is also a Yiddish language letter from the yeshiva in Poland attesting to David Wichefsky's graduation and a family tree.
Administrative History
Doris Witchel Laskin is the daughter of Jacob Witchel and granddaughter of Rabbi David Wichefsky. David Wichefsky was Sudbury's first rabbi and Hebrew teacher. He arrived in 1894 and together with his wife Esther raised seven children. The family name was later changed to Witchel. David's son Jacob, the second eldest, was born before the family immigrated. Jacob married Bella Cohen in Montreal in 1918. They had six children: Doris, Jess, Shirley, David, Thora, and William (Bill). The Witchels are related to the Moses and Magder families of Sudbury.
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
Language note: Yiddish
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (jpg)
Date
1890-[ca. 1935]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three electronic scans of original photographs of Nathan Phillips' father Jacob, his mother Mary (nee Rosenbloom) and a group portrait of Nathan with his first son Lewis, his mother Mary and an unidentified older woman.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor. They were loaned to the OJA for copying and then returned on Aug. 18, 2008.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Families
Places
Cornwall (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-6-13
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
38 photographs (jpg) : b&w and col.
Date
[190?-1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Chana and Mayer Wisotsky family as well as Dora (Sherr) and her husband Morris Isen. Included are wedding and family portraits, photos of family members in military uniform during the Second World War, images of family celebrations, photos of family businesses, and images of Morris Isen performing with his orchestra. Identified in the photographs are: Anne Sillen, Jack Sillen, Ben Sherr, Dora Wisotsky, Marvin Wain (Wisotsky), Abe Benson, Dora (Sherr) Isen, and Morris Isen.
Administrative History
The Wisotsky family were Ukrainian immigrants who came to Canada around 1908. Chana and Mayer Munny Wisotsky had 13 children, seven of whom remained in Ukraine. Three of their five children and a grandchild (Jack Sillen), came with them in 1908, with two other children, Ben and Annie, following in 1912. The Wisotskys lived originally in Toronto. Ben Wisotsky eventually married Dora Wetstein and moved to the United States in the 1930s. Annie Wisotsky married Abe Benson, who ran a successful auto paint/gas station on Dufferin near Dupont during the 1920s and 1930s.
Morris Isen had a successful career as a trumpet player in the 1930s and 1940s; he was involved in radio orchestra, CBC television and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-9-2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1895]-1943
Scope and Content
Accession consists of seven electronic copies of original photographs depicting various members of the Miller family of Cornwall, Ontario. Included is a photograph of Nathan Miller with his eyeglass testing machine, golden and diamond anniversary gatherings for Nathan and Dubby, a studio portrait of Abe Miller, a photo of Ben Miller in an army tent with fellow soldiers and two photos of Nathan Miller holding his grandson, Jack.
Custodial History
The original photographs are in the possession of the donor, Jack Miller. The scans were produced by the donor for the Archives' Small Jewish Communities project.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Families
Places
Cornwall (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
66 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 31 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[188-]-2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs documenting the Altheimer, Jacobs, Frankel and Drapkin (Draper) families. There is also a small amount of textual records including a confirmation program from 1944 and 1946, Nancy Draper's confirmation speech, a religious school play program from 1941 and other general records related to Holy Blossom Temple.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the donor until they were donated to the Archives in several stages during November and December 2008. Copies of all the photographs were made at the donor's request.
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.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-11-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 16 cm or smaller
Date
1905-1949
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual records and photographs documenting members of the Agranove and Lyons families, specifically the donor's grandfather, William Agranove, as well as his mother and father, Frances and Irwin Lyons. The textual records consists mainly of correspondence, however, there are also school report cards and certificates, greeting cards and a souvenir programme. The photographs are group and individual portraits of family members including Avrum Rotenberg, Sarah Rotenberg, Saul Lyons, Mary Agranove, Irwin Lyons, Frances Lyons, Bill Agranove, Anna Lyons, Shirley Lyons, Sam Rotenberg, Nate Rotenberg, Sol Rotenberg, Sam Pollock and Harry Rotenberg.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of the donor before they were donated to the Archives on November 3, 2008.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-2-5
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
1 artifact
Date
1902-1981
Scope and Content
The records consist of material produced by Rabbi Saul Gringorten and his son I. M. Gringorten. They include certificates and identification for Rabbi Gringorten and his wife, along with his son I. M. Gringorten. In addition, the accession includes a great deal of correspondence in both English and Yiddish from the father and son during the 1940s, particularly during the period when the rabbi resided in the United States. Some material also documents I. M. Gringorten's involvement in the United Zionists organization during the 1940s. Finally, this accession includes a chuppah (marriage canopy) that was first used in 1910 by Saul Wolf Gringorten in Brantford, Ontario. The chuppah is made out of a tallis with embellishments sewn into the centre. The chuppah was subsequently used by various members of the Gringorten family.
Administrative History
Saul Wolf Gringorten and his wife Rachel Gringorten (nee Melnick) were born in Poland in 1876 and 1881 respectively. They moved to Canada in 1910 with their eldest child Morris. They subsequently had five more after their arrival. Their children included: Israel Morris (I. M.), Jennie, Jacob, Esther, Louis and Isaac.
Rabbi Gringorten served as spiritual leader, teacher, shochet and mohel for the Brantford Jewish community after his arrival for thirteen years. He would also be on call in northern and western Ontario where the communities were too small to support a rabbi. He then moved to Toronto during the early 1920s and became the principal of a Jewish school. The family lived at 26 Cecil Street at that time and then moved to 393 Markham Street during the late 1920s or early 1930s. He became active in the Jewish community, serving as Vice-President of the Sons of Jacob, a board member of the Folks Farein and the first Trustee of the Old Folks Home.
Rabbi Gringorten and his wife moved to California during the mid-1940s in order to live in a climate that was better for their health. Rachel passed away in 1947 and the Rabbi followed in 1959.
Their oldest son, Israel Morris Gringorten, was born in Poland in 1904. He was educated in Brantford and later graduated from the University of Toronto. He served during the Second World War from 1943 until 1945. After his discharge, he spent his career working as an auto parts manufacturer with Canada Motor Products Ltd. He was an ardent Zionist who served as president of the United Zionists - Revisionists of America during the 1940s. He and his wife had four children.
Use Conditions
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.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Records are in Yiddish and English.
Access restriction: One file contains medical information and is closed.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Gringorten, Saul Wolfe
Gringorten, Rachel
Gringorten, Israel Morris
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-4-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
1918-[ca. 1940]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of five copy photographs of the Pearlman family of Lucknow, Ontario and the Levinson family of Toronto. Included is:
Photo 001: Louis and Rose Levinson, ca. 1930s.
Photo 002: Sophy and Ben Pearlman in front of B. Pearlman's Ladies' and Men's ready to wear store, 1940s.
Photo 003: B. Pearlman's Ladies' and Men's ready to wear store, 1940s.
Photo 004: Ada and Sol Lewis (Levinson) with son Austin, mid-1930s.
Photo 005: Rosa and Louis Levinson and extended Levinson family, 1918.
Administrative History
The Pearlman family were the only Jewish family in Lucknow, Ontario. They owned a men's and ladies' ready to wear store, which opened in 1923, was sold to new owners in 1945 and remained in operation until the 1970s. Through family connections in Toronto, the Pearlman's were founding members of both the Roumanian Shul on Centre St. (now Adath Israel Synagogue) as well as the Bais Yehuda Synagogue on Dovercourt (now Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in North York).
The Levinson family were in-laws of the Pearlman family and were also founding members of Bais Yehuda Synagogue. The family owned an ice cream parlour on Terauley St. (Bay St.) in Toronto. Their son Sol Lewis was a soloist at Sheas Theatre in Toronto and his wife Ada was a pianist. During the 1930s and 1940s, they would perform during film screenings in between the changing of the reels.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Levinson, Rosa
Levinson, Louis
Lewis, Sol
Lewis, Ada
Lewis, Austin
Pearlman, Ben
Pearlman, Sophy
Places
Lucknow (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
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