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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2004-5-111
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
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
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
2008-11-7
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
2009-8-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-8-8
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w : 12 x 17 cm on matte 18 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1912-1983
Scope and Content
The accession consists of six photographs of the Rosen family of Kitchener. The pictures are all portraits involving multiple generations of the family taken between 1912 and 1944. The people pictured include Aaron J. Rosen, his parents, his children, and one with his brother Israel Rosen. There is also a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship issued to Aaron Rosen. It is dated 1951, however it makes reference to his naturalization in 1911. Later documents include a copy of the Rosen-Shpizel family tree, and a letter written by the donor recounting her mother's reminiscences of life in Kitchener. The letter was written to accompany photographs that the donor loaned to Mr. Donald Bierstock in Kitchener, who was compiling a history of Beth Jacob congregation for its 75th anniversary.
Custodial History
The photographs belonged to Aaron Rosen's daughter Mary until she passed them on to her son in the early 1990s. He gave them to his sister Phyllis, the donor, in July 2009.
Administrative History
Aaron J. Rosen (1879-1973) was born in Checholia, Russia, the son of Avraham Zvi Rosen and Pesa Cohn. He was the first of his family to come to Canada, in 1903. He came ahead of his wife Sima Leah (1873-1948), and their son Irving (d. 1962). In Kitchener, Aaron established himself in the peddling business, founding Rosen Rag & Metal. After his wife and son joined him, they had two more children, Mary (1908-1996) and Joseph (1906-1916). Joseph died of diphtheria at the age of ten. He was one of the first to be buried in the Beth Jacob Cemetery.
Aaron Rosen was one of the founders of Beth Jacob Congregation in 1908, and was among those who signed the mortgage for the synagogue in 1924. The family rented a house at 156 Church Street, and later lived next to the Rosen Rag & Metal warehouse at 123 Strange Street. In 1927, Aaron brought over his brother Israel with his family and their parents.
In 1938, Aaron's daughter, Mary Rosen, married Ben Coles. They settled in Toronto. They had two children, Alan and Phyllis (the donor). Irving Rosen married Tillie Minsky and his children (in the photos) are Estelle and Gerry.
Sima Leah Rosen predeceased Aaron, and when he was 70 he remarried, wedding Rebecca (usually called Bayla) Kaplan (grandmother of Robert Kaplan, MP and Attorney General). The marriage was religious but not civil. Aaron Rosen died at the age of 93 in 1973. He is buried next to his first wife at Roselawn Cemetery in Toronto.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Rosen, Aaron, 1879-1973
Rosen, Sima Leah, 1873-1948
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1898-1946
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Frankel family. Included is a letter from Mina Frankel to Ida Frankel, a wedding invitation for the marriage of Ida Frankel and Jacob Levy, two items related to the Frankel Corp. Ltd., and a German poem sent by Leo Frankel to Edmund Scheuer.
Administrative History
Leo Frankel was born in 1864. He married Helena Mayer and had three sons: Egmont Lionel, born in 1891; Carl Milford, born in 1894; and Roy Hecker, born in 1896. Carl Frankel was a prominent member of the Toronto Jewish community and the father of the donor, Nancy Draper. Roy Frankel served in the army during the First World War and later opened Frankel Brothers.
Use Conditions
Not to be used for advertising purposes
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-1-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
ca 1000 photographs
Date
1900-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the life and career of Morton Shulman as well as the Saxe family. Included in the Shulman records are photographs and slides, correspondence, newsletters, scripts for The Shulman Files, biographical material, writings and speeches, political constituency material, promotional literature for his books, diplomas and certificates, event invitations, scrapbooks and newsclippings. The Saxe family records consist of photographs, event invitations, diplomas and certificates and biographical material.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Dianne Saxe, the daughter of Morton Shulman and the wife of Stewart Saxe.
Administrative History
Morton Shulman (1925-2000) was a coroner, an MPP, a physician and an all-around controversial public figure.
Morton Shulman was born in Toronto April 2, 1925, son of David Shulman (?-1947) and Netty Wintrope Schwartz (1898-1985). He was educated at North Toronto Collegiate and received an MD from the University of Toronto in 1948. On 30 May 1950, Shulman married Gloria Bossin, daughter of Isadore and Lena Bossin. They had two children, Dianne and Jeffrey.
Shulman began his career by practising medicine and was first appointed to the Coroner's Office in 1952. He became Chief Coroner for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto in 1963. Shulman was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1967 as the NDP MPP for Toronto's High Park riding and was e-elected in 1971. Publicly he called himself a "socialist millionaire" and authored several books on investment strategies, including Anyone Can Make a Million (1966), The Billion Dollar Windfall (1972), and How to Invest and Profit from Inflation (1979). He also wrote The Coroner (1971) and Member of the Legislature (1973). Shulman also wrote a regular column for the Toronto Sun and hosted a television show call The Shulman Files (1976-1983) on City-TV.
During the 1960s, Shulman's use of the Office of Chief Coroner to lead crusades against the establishment led to his being removed from the position in 1967. A Royal Commission, led by Mr. Justice William Parker, was struck in 1967 to investigate Shulman's allegations that officials in the Attorney-General's Department had suppressed evidence, funds were being wasted, and discrimination influenced appointments of coroners. In 1970, another commission under Mr. Justice Campbell Grant was struck to investigate Shulman's allegations of improper relationships between some employees of the OPP and particular individuals associated with underground criminal activities. Shulman's career as the outspoken Chief Coroner for Metropolitan Toronto was the inspiration for the CBC dramatic television series Wojeck.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the early 1980s, Shulman was successful in establishing a business and charitable trust to speed up Health Canada's approval and import of Deprenyl, a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease. In recognition of his multi-faceted career and public life of advocacy and generosity, Morton Shulman received the Order of Canada in 1993. He died in Toronto on August 17, 2000. ---------------------------------------------
Stewart Saxe is the son of Percy Saxe and Bernice Cohen and the grandson of Morris Saxe, who was responsible for the founding of the Jewish Farm School in Georgetown. Stewart Saxe is currently a lawyer and is married to Dianne (Shulman) Saxe, an environmental lawyer and the daughter of Morty and Gloria Shulman.
Use Conditions
No publication without donor's approval. Morton Shulman's personal correspondence is closed to researchers. Donor must be contacted prior to viewing.
Name Access
Shulman, Morton, 1925-2000
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-6-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
58 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[190-]-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original and photocopies of photographs related to the Lyons, Agranove, Rotenberg, Pollock families from Toronto and Hamilton. Included are family portraits, wedding portraits, the family likely at community events, and a photo of the family at Crystal Beach. There is also a photocopy of a story in the Canadian Jewish News about a Rotenberg family reunion in 2003.
Administrative History
William Agranove was active in Keiltzer Society and was in the furniture manufacturing business. He was also a major fundraiser for the UJA, a close friend of Sam Kronick. He is mentioned in Hesh Troper's book "None is Too Many" as helping Jews come to Toronto from Europe.
Rotenberg Family were a large family with 10 children. Saul Rotenberg raised horses and was partners with Lyons in the furniture business that had many locations, one on Yonge Street.
Descriptive Notes
Donor's cousin Judy will be in touch with OJA to provide more information.
Subjects
Families
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-10-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm on matte 16 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
[191-]-1919
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of the former home of Leo Frankel in Biblis, Germany. The home appears to have been converted into a train station. Also included is one travel document used by Leo Frankel to travel between Biblis and Worms during the First World War. Frankel was given permission as a student to travel by foot, train, bicycle or car.
Custodial History
The records were originally donated by Nancy in 2008. However, a signed deed of gift form was not secured until 2012.
Descriptive Notes
The travel card is in German, French and English.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-11-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 20 photographs
1 folder of textual records
Date
[190-?]-1963
Scope and Content
Accession consists of graphic and textual material documenting Mark Hazza and his family. Included are family and individual portraits, unidentified school and sports team photographs, and a Rocky Mountain Polo Ranch greeting card. Of note are promotional sight-seeing photographs for Toronto and a photograph of Bob Hope at a Paramount Theatre event in Toronto. Also included are obituaries and other genealogical information that was collected by Nessa Herman.
Identified in the photographs are: Mark Hazza, Mary Hazza, Phillip Hazza, John Hazza, Reuben Hazza, Racheal (nee Hazza) Harris, David Cainer, Sadie (nee Hazza) Cainer, Isadore Harris, Annie (nee Hazza) Cohen, Sam Cohen, Evelyn Cohen, Shirley Harris, Hershel Harris, Sidney Cohen, Ruth Cohen, and Theresa Harris.
Custodial History
Nessa Herman collected the material from various family members and donated it to the OJA.
Administrative History
Mark Hazza was one of the earliest Jewish immigrants to settle in Toronto. He was born in Russian Poland in 1845. To escape the draft he was smuggled into Holland and later went to England in 1866. He finally settled in Toronto around 1871. Soon after arriving in Toronto, Miriam (Marion or Mary) Barnett from Bristol, England joined him here and they were married in the small hall where Holy Blossom Synagogue's services were being conducted at the time. They settled in Yorkville and Mark ran a tailoring business in what was the north end of the city.
Mark and Miriam had six children together: Racheal (Rae), Annie, Phillip, John (Hyman or Imy), Reuben (Rubin or Bun), and Sadie. Reuben went to to become a sports trainer, Phillip worked in the film business as a general manager for Famous Players, and John opened the Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch in Alberta and was the first manager of Capitol Theatre in Calgary.
Mark passed away in 1918.
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
2013-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-2-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
20 cm of textual records
ca. 100 photographs
Date
[190-]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to three generations of the Ladovsky family and their restaurant, the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. Also included is a small amount of material related to Jewish organizations in Toronto, such as the Kieltzer Society and B'nai Brith, as well as the Bakery and Confectionary Union. Records include family and business photographs, correspondence, newsclippings, UB menus and other ephemera, and records related to family simchas and celebrations.
Custodial History
The records were created and accumulated by Aaron Ladovsky, Herman Ladovsky and Ruthie Ladovsky.
Administrative History
Aaron Ladovsky was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated with his wife Sarah to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Terauley Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913; a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960 . His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years – until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Descriptive Notes
To be integrated into the Ladovsky family fonds 83.
Subjects
Families
Restaurants
Name Access
Ladovsky, Herman
Ladovsky, Aaron
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
ca. 40 photographs
3 CDs
Date
1919-2013, predominant 1919-1974
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned photographs and textual records that document the Natanson family. Photographs include images of the Lazar and Muriel Natanson's wedding, family portraits, portraits inside and in front of the store, class portraits and Lazar in his military uniform, Textual records consist of the eulogies for Lazar and Muriel Natanson, and copy of a summary of the history of the Weinstein family, and scanned copies of letters from Muriel Natanson to Eileen Bellan (nee Natanson) while Eileen was at Camp B'Nai Brith. Of note is the brief description of Muriel as an eyewitness to the Christie Pitts riot in 1933. CDs consist of digital copies of the photo reproductions in this accession.
Administrative History
Lazar Natanson (1918-1984) was born to Benjamin and Rose (nee Gratz) Natanson. He had five siblings, Albert (b. 1900), Freida (b. 1902), Celia (b. 1905), Nathan (b. 1909) and Ida (b. 1916). Soon after the end of the Second World War Lazar took ill and went to Montreal to recover and returned to Toronto several years later. Muriel Natanson (nee Weinstein) (1923-2013) was born in Bucharest, Romania, to Solomon (Shlomo) and Sylvia Weinstein. She had two brothers, David (1924-2010) and Albert (b.1933). Solomon was a housepainter and wallpaper hanger. Muriel left school at the age of 16 to help support her family, working at Tip Top Tailors and later Reader Mail. She went to night school to obtain her high school diploma. Muriel worked for her father when he opened a confectionary store in 1950. Lazar married Muriel in 1951 and they opened a store, Moffat's North York Bargain House, at 1291 Wilson Avenue that same year. They later changed the store's name to Les and Muriel's. They were likely one of the first Jewish families to move to the Downsview area, and lived above the store. Lazar and Muriel had two children, Eileen and Bob. While caring for their their children Muriel worked alongside Lazar at Les and Muriel's, and when he suffered a stroke in 1968 they sold the store. Eileen Natanson married Stanley Bellan and they had two children, Chad and Renee. Bob Natanson became a stockbroker. Lazar died in 1984 after suffering from a long-term illness. Murial passed away in 2013.
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
Donor provided photo identification on the back of reproduced photos.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Natanson family
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-7-14
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 300 photographs
ca. 10 cm of textual records
1 ledger
Date
[ca. 1910]-[ca. 1969]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting the activities of the Rotenberg family and Hertzel Rotenberg. The Rotenberg family material includes family photographs, documents pertaining to the will and estate of Rivka and Louis Rotenberg, income tax papers for Max and Sarah Rotenberg, and an invitation to a dance in honour of Leila Rotenberg. Also included are records relating to the family business, L. Rotenberg and Sons Ltd. This includes an indenture (1916) and a ledger relating to mortgage loans given out by the business.
The bulk of the Hertzel Rotenberg material are photographs. Included are family portraits, school photos, a hockey team photo, images of the Toronto Ski Club at Haileybury, portraits of Hertzel, summer camp photos from various camps (Camp Winnebago, Camp Hiawatha, and Camp Wabi-kon Timagami), Pi Lambda Phi fraternity group photos, images likely taken at the family cottage, military portraits of Hertzel and images of him at Grossingers and attendending other events with family and friends. Also included is correspondence, newspaper clippings, Hertzel's report cards and immigration papers for the United States, and certificates.
Identified in the photographs are: Louis Rotenberg, Rivka Rotenberg, Max Rotenberg, Sara Rotenberg, Marc Rotenberg, Cyril Rotenberg, Hertzel Rotenberg, Anne Rotenberg, Risa Rotenberg Sam Factor, and Murray Koffler.
Custodial History
Material was in the possession of Risa and Anne Rotenberg. Some of the material was inherited by Risa and Anne from their parents. The Hertzel Rotenberg material was inherited directly by Risa after Hertzel's death. She was the executor of his estate and found the material while cleaning out his home.
Administrative History
Louis (Elazar / Loozer) Rotenberg (b. 17 Feb. 1863-d. 31 Dec. 1936) immigrated to Toronto in 1893. He was possibly the first Jew to immigrate to Toronto from Ivansk, Poland. He had married Rivka (nee Cukier) (b. 9 Jan. 1864-d. 4 Jun. 1956) 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 (b. 31 Oct. 1884-d. 26 May 1937), Max (Mordechai) (b. 25 Dec. 1886-d. 8 May 1958), Louis (Leibish) (b. 14 Dec. 1885-d. 24 Dec. 1961), Meta (b. 12 July 1892-d. 26 July 1954), Meyer (b. 9 Mar. 1894-d. 25 Jun. 1958), Charlie (b. 5 Aug. 1897-d. 21 Sept. 1949), Naftali Hertz (b. Jun. 1899-d. Feb. 1971), Zechariah (b. 1902-d. at age 4 in 1906), and Hilda (b. 16 Jun. 1904-d. 25 Mar. 1999). Louis 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.
Hertzel Rotenberg was born in Toronto to Max and Sara (nee Lavine) Rotenberg on July 27, 1923. He had two brothers: Marcus (b. 30 May 1925) and Cyril (b. 9 Mar. 1920). Hertzel studied medicine at the University of Toronto and served in the Canadian army's medical corps during the Second World War. After the war, he practiced medicine in the United States and joined the US army. He eventually worked as an ear, nose and throat doctor in Buffalo. In the 1970s he married Cecylia. He passed away in Florida in 2011.
Name Access
Rotenberg, Louis
Rotenberg, Hertzel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w, col. and sepia ; 16 x 22 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
1910-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Frankel and Draper families of Toronto. Included are photographs of various members of the Frankel family, a Frankel family tree, a bound book documenting the Draper family, a letter from Sue Levy to Nancy Draper discussing Nancy's great-grandparent's 50th anniversary celebration in Biblis in 1913, an obituary and euology for Helen Joyce Frankel Kofman, as well as a flyer for an exhibition on the Jews in Shanghai that was mounted at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Photographs are identified as: Gottschall Frankel in Biblis, Germany (191-); a copy photograph of Gottschall Frankel and Mina Meyer in Biblis, Germany, printed on printer paper (191-); two photographs of Leo Frankel with his second wife Gertrude Wise (1920s-1930s); Nancy Ddraper with her cousin Helene Joyce Frankel (ca. 1931); Nancy with her sister Carol and cousins Helene and Allan (193-); and one photograph of the staff and volunteers of the Ontario Jewish Archives on an outing to the AGO.
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.
Descriptive Notes
Associated material: The Jüdisches Museum Berlin holds the Frankel Collection from Paula Draper. A German-language finding aid is available from said institution.
Name Access
Draper, Nancy
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
217 photographs : b&w and col. (197 slides, 20 prints) ; 19 x 23 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1900]-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and slides of the Farber family. The slides were displayed at a family reunion in 1982. Photographs include members of the extended Farber, Spencer, Harris, Gallander, Rosen, and Nisker families. The images document family members, friends, and business associates; Harold Gallander's participation with the Lizzies basketball team and the AAC baseball team during his youth; Helaine and Harold Gallander's social life as a couple and involvement with bowling leagues; and the 1982 Farber family reunion. Also included is a biographical sketch of Harold Gallander that his granddaughter Stacey Wintre wrote as part of a USDS grade-school project.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-10-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
3 photographs : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1919]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a marriage certificate, invitation and photographs for the wedding of Sara Lavine and Max Rotenberg on 25 March 1919 in Toronto. Indentified in photos are Sara Lavine and Max Rotenberg and portraits of David Lavine and (Anne?) Lavine.
Administrative History
David and Anne are the parents of Sara Lavine and the grandparents of Risa Rotenberg. Anne lived in Marmora, Ontario and David may have owned a general store. Sara Lavine and Max Rotenberg are the parents of Risa Rotenberg.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTE: There is more material about the family of Max Rotenberg in accession 2015-7-14.
Subjects
Marriage records
Weddings
Name Access
Rotenberg, Risa
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 13 x 10 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
1913, 1954-1984
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs from a 1984 Salsberg family reunion, photo copies of Irving Salsberg's birth registration, and a Canadian Jewish News article reviewing Gerry Salsberg in his role of Tevye in the 1994 production of Fiddler on the Roof. In addition, there are colour photo copies of the Salsberg siblings, Gerry Salsberg and cast from the 1972 production of Godspell and another of Gerry with what appears to be an acting troupe in celebration of "Neigbours" at Burks Falls arena in 1976. In addition, there are two photos of Sammy Salsberg, who was a famous pitcher in the sand lot leagues in Toronto in the early 1930s, throwing the opening pitch at the 2012 opening game at the Rogers Centre on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Photo Captions:
001: Salsberg family reunion with J.B. Salsberg (centre) distributing "I am a Salsberg" t-shirts, 51 Cliftwood, (Toronto, ON), 23 Jun. 1984.
002: Salsberg family reunion with J.B. Salsberg (centre) viewing the distribution of "I am a Salsberg" t-shirts, 51 Cliftwood, (Toronto, ON), 23 Jun. 1984.
003: Celebration of [performance] at Burks Falls Arena, August 1976. Standing right Gerry Salsberg.
004: Siblings Karen, Stan, Gerry and Barry Salsberg at the wedding of their cousin Marjorie Rose to Malcolm Swartz, Beth Shalom, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1954
005: Cast from 1972 Godspell production at the Royal Alexander Theatre. Pictured from left to right are Jayne Eastwood, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Avril Chown, [Derek McGrath], [unidentified], Eugene Levy, Gilda Radner, Gerry Salsberg and Rudy Webb. 006: Original cast of Toronto's Second City with Gilda Radner (holding Honest Ed's shopping bag), Brian Doyle-Murray, Gerry Salsberg, Dan Aykroyd, Joe Flaherty, Jane Eastwood and Valri Bromfield, (Toronto, ON), June 1973. 007: Barry, Gerry and Sammy Salsberg, Blue Jay's opening pitch, Rogers Centre, Toronto, 2012. 008: Sammy Salsberg's 90th birthday, Blue Jay's opening pitch, Rogers Centre, Toronto, 2012.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: All textual records donated are photo copies.
Associated Material: Second City Chicago Archives (digital record donation)
Subjects
Arts
Theater
Name Access
Salsberg, Gerry, 1949-2010
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
29 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[1918?]-1958
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and textual records related to the personal and professional life of the Wise family. The records, primarily photographs, document the early life of Rose Wise née Offstein living on Cameron Street and working in Toronto’s garment industry. The family photos from Paris, Ontario share views of Paris' main street where Harry Wise owned and operated his men's and boys wear shop. Included in this series are photographs of the interior and exterior of the shop located on Grand River Street, the family apartment located above their retail store, street scenes, school athletic teams, the local Rebekah chapter and Rose and Harry’s Brantford home. In addition, there are report cards from Paris public schools (1933-37), middle school examination results (1943-45), central school graduation certificates (1936-1940), a certificate of recognition for completion of a course in Gospel of Mark (1939), pages from a high school yearbook, a stag invite (1958) and a B'nai B'rith citation award for service (1970), all belonging or awarded to Leonard Wise, eldest son of Harry and Rose Wise.
Photo captions:
01 Harry and Rose Wise gather with children Leonard, Melvin (front), Florence and Paul (right) in their living room parlour, 78 Grand River St. North, (Paris, ON), [1941?]. Photograph by Ernie Goose. 02 Harry and Rose Wise seated in living room parlour, 78 Grand River Street North, (Paris, ON), [1941?]. Photograph by Ernie Goose. 03 Rose Wise standing next to the Grand River, (Paris ON), ca. 1940s 04 Studio portrait of Rose Offstein, (Toronto, ON), [192-]. Photograph by L. Surdin, Photo Studio, 16 Cameron St., Toronto. 05 Rose Offstein, [32 Cameron St ], (Toronto, ON), [1918?]. 06 Rose Offstein holding small dog, [32 Cameron St ], (Toronto, ON), [192-]. 07 Rose Offstein (left) at work, Spadina District, (Toronto, ON), [192-]. 08 Harry and Rose at the beach, [Crystal Beach, ON], [195-]. 09 Harry and Rose in living room, (Brantford, ON], [196-]. 10 Rose and Harry Wise visiting their grandson Stephen, Wise, (Montreal, QC), [196-]. 11 Rose Wise (left) pours tea for Mrs. Mead, [Paris, ON], [196-]. 12 Rose Wise stands at front door to her home, 24 Kingsway Crescent, [Brantford, ON], 1958. 13 Portrait of Rachel “Rachellie” Offstein, (Toronto, ON), [192-?] 14 Harry and Rose wise with their boys Melvin (left) and Leonard, (Paris, ON)[193-]. 15 Portrait of Harry Wise, [Paris, ON], [192-]. 16 Harry Wise stands with his children Melvin (left), Leonard and Florence (seated in pram) in front of his clothing shop for men and boys, 73 Grand River Street North, (Paris, ON), [193-]. 17 Wise family gathering with Leonard Wise (standing), and his parents Harry (seated centre) and Rose, (Brampton, ON), Sep. 1959. 18 Melvin, Florence and Leonard Wise, (Paris, ON), [193-]. 19 Melvin (left), Leonard (right) and Florence Wise, Grand River Street North, (Paris, ON), [194-]. 20 Paris High School graduating class, Leonard Wise (back row, 4th right), Grand River Street North, (Paris, ON), 1945. 21 Paris High School hockey team, Leonard Wise (standing, 2nd left), (Paris, ON), [1945?]. Other identified on the reverse of photo, Arnold Palmer, “Turk” Robinson, John “Punk” Cochrane, and Solly Rutherford. 22 Grand River Street North, (Paris, ON), [193-]. 23 Paris High School athletic event with Leonard Wise holding bullhorn, (Paris, ON), [1945?]. 24 Leonard Wise baby portrait, (Paris, ON), 1926. Inscription on the reverse “To Aunt and Uncle Yager & family. From Leonard Wise. “ 25 Wise baby in wicker pram, (Paris, ON), [192-]. 26 Portrait of Leonard Wise, (Paris, ON), [1930]. 27 Daughters of Rebekah, a.k.a. Rebekahs, [Brampton, ON], [195-?]. Photograph by Bob. Brown studios. 28 Leonard Wise stands on the running board of his local gas station’s sweepstake prize, (Paris, ON), [193-]. 29 Interior view of Harry Wise’s newly established men’s and boy’s clothing store, (Paris, ON), [192-].
Administrative History
Born in Pietrow Poland, Harry Wise (1896?-1977) immigrated to Toronto with his parents Leon Wise and Rebecca Wise (née Greenstone) in 1911. Although apprenticed as a tailor, Harry attempted farming and then peddling to locations as far north as Madawaska, Ontario. He eventually settled in Paris, Ontario and opened a retail clothing store for men and boys. In 1925, Harry met and married Rose Offstein (1903?-1970). Rose, the daughter of Phillip Offstein (1858-1937) and Rachel Rachellie Offstein (née Cavalerchion), immigrated to Toronto with her mother and siblings in 1912 from Russia. The family resided at 32 Cameron Street and Rose worked as a seamstress and finisher in Toronto’s garment district prior to marrying Harry Wise. She raised her four children Leonard (1926-1994), Melvin, Florence and Paul, in an apartment above the family business at 73 Grand River Street. In the 1950s, Harry and Rose Wise moved to 24 Kingsway, Brantford, Ontario.
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.
Places
Paris (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-3-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Physical Description
26 cm of textual records
ca. 300 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 28 cm or smaller
2 objects
Date
1912-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Glen Eker's family, particularly the Hurowitz/Horwitz and Strachman/Strathman family lines.
Included are: ca. 300 photographs, mostly of friends and family, but also including numerous photographs of Banff, Alberta; certificates issued to members of the Horwitz family; family trees; letters from Elizabeth Gordon to Glen containing family history; a Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society member badge; a kiddush cup commemorating Pride of Israel's golden jubilee; print and microform copies of Glen's Jews Resident in ... series of indexes; medical records; a glass measuring cup with the logo of Bayview Pharmacy; and other assorted material.
Photo Caption (001): Joseph Horwitz and Rebecca Strachman, [ca. 1920]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (058): [Alice Moon?], 1944. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (189):Wanda Louise Gordon, 2 May 1942. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (190): [Unknown girl, 194-?]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (199): Rosh Hashanah card featuring portrait of Joseph Horwitz, [ca. 1920]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Photo Caption (200): Irving Howard, [19--]. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2018-3-1.
Administrative History
Glen Eker was born in Toronto, Ontario to Paul Eker and Dorothy Horwitz. He grew up in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto before moving with his family to Hamilton. He received two master’s degrees (one in sociology, the other in political science) from McMaster University and a third master’s degree (in library science) from the University of Toronto.
Glen's wife, Deborah Pekilis, was born in Montreal and lived there until her parents moved to Toronto. She was the librarian for the Jewish Genealogical Society and sat on the Hamilton Historical Board. She is currently a writer.
Glen has worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at McMaster and has taught at Ryerson University and Mohawk College. At present, he works as an estate and genealogy researcher.
Glen has published a book on Karl Marx, five indexes of Jews in Canada, and one index of Amish and Mennonites in Canada. His genealogy articles have appeared in various magazines and his short stories and poems have appeared in print as well.
Glen has worked on his family genealogy for a number of years. His paternal family line derives from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland while his maternal line derives from Byelorussia and Romania. He is descended from the Horwitz and Strachman families on the latter.
Descriptive Notes
Associated materials: Other accessions donated by Glen Eker include 2018-4-1, 2018-4-2, 2018-4-16, and 2018-5-1.
Subjects
Genealogy
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
Vacations
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Horwitz (family)
Hurowitz (family)
Strachman (family)
Strathman (family)
Places
Banff (Alta.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b & w ; 23 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
[191-]-1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting members of Glen Eker's family. Included are: copies of Benjamin Eker's military records, black and white photographs of Dorothy Horwitz and Paul Eker from their wedding album, and a Bayview Pharmacy Christmas card.
Administrative History
Glen Eker was born in Toronto, Ontario to Paul Eker and Dorothy Horwitz. He grew up in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto before moving with his family to Hamilton. He received two master’s degrees (one in sociology, the other in political science) from McMaster University and a third master’s degree (in library science) from the University of Toronto.
Glen's wife, Deborah Pekilis, was born in Montreal and lived there until her parents moved to Toronto. She was the librarian for the Jewish Genealogical Society and sat on the Hamilton Historical Board. She is currently a writer.
Glen has worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at McMaster and has taught at Ryerson University and Mohawk College. At present, he works as an estate and genealogy researcher.
Glen has published a book on Karl Marx, five indexes of Jews in Canada, and one index of Amish and Mennonites in Canada. His genealogy articles have appeared in various magazines and his short stories and poems have appeared in print as well.
Glen has worked on his family genealogy for a number of years. His paternal family line derives from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland while his maternal line derives from Byelorussia and Romania. He is descended from the Horwitz and Strachman families on the latter.
Descriptive Notes
Associated materials: Other accessions donated by Glen Eker include 2018-3,1, 2018-4-1, 2018-4-2, and 2018-4-16.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Families
Married people
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-12
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
4 folders
2 audio discs (ca. 82 min.) : vinyl
Date
1903-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Nirenberg family. Included are four folders of textual and graphic material documenting folk singer Miriam Nirenberg (née Goldberg), her husband Eliezar Nirenberg, and their two sons, Les and Harvey Nirenberg. Included also are two copies of Miriam Nirenberg's Folksongs in the East European Jewish Tradition on vinyl.
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
Availability of other formats: Access copies (jpg) have been created for the photographs; preservation copies (tif) have been created for the most fragile documents.
Finding aids: Caption table available for photographs.
Asssociated material: Records of Mariam Nirenberg's niece, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,are located in the YIVO Archives and Library, including Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's field recordings of Mariam Nirenberg.
Accruals: Further accruals are expected.
Subjects
Families
Folk singers
Name Access
Nirenberg (family)
Nirenberg, Mariam
Places
Europe, Eastern
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-10-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
7 cm of graphic material and textual records
1 folder (oversize) of graphic material and textual records
1 scrapbook ; 37 x 31 cm
Date
1916-2008, predominant 1940-1998
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Rother family, in particular Irving and Florence Rother. Included are: three of Irving Rother's Second World War letters; professional and educational certificates for Irving Rother; service records for Irving Rother; records documenting the sale of the family's Rother Cigar Store; a letter to Dr. and Mrs. Rother from Lester C. Sugarman welcoming the couple and their family to Holy Blossom Temple; records (including group portraits) of Hadassah-WIZO Rishon Chapter, which Florence Rother belonged to; and an Alpha Phi Pi scrapbook.
Administrative History
Florence Rother (née Warshavsky) was born in 1919. In 1998, she was honoured for her service to the Rishon Chapter of Toronto Hadassah-WIZO. She died at home on 9 July 2016.
Dr. Irving Rother was born in 1919. He studied at the University of Toronto, where he was part of the Phi Delta Epislon Fraternity. He graduated in January 1943 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. During the Second World War, he held the rank of captain in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) and served in Canada, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. After the war, Rother moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he served on the house staff of Sinai Hospital first as assistant resident on the pathology service and then as intern and assistant resident on the medical service.
In 1953, Dr. and Mrs. Rother and their family became members of Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto.
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
Physicians
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Rother (family)
Rother, Florence
Rother, Irving, 1919-2018
Places
Baltimore (Md.)
England
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-1-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders
Date
1911-1987
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting two generations of the Singer family. Included are: a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario certificate for Bessie Thelma Pullan (1911), a Law Society of Upper Canada certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1937), a Department of National Defense (Army) certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1946), a Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons (RAM) of Canada constitution (1952), a Mount Sinai Chapter RAM by-law booklet (1952), a Mount Sinai Chapter RAM invitation to its sixty-first convocation (1954), and a Law Society of Upper Canada certificate for Burrell Milton Singer (1987).
Custodial History
Records were donated by Burrel and Carolyn Singer's son Tom.
Administrative History
Louis Michael Singer, K.C. was born in Austria in 1885. When he was three, Louis and his family immigrated to Canada. In Toronto, he attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute. He went on to study law at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1908. Afterwards, he set up the Singer and Singer law office. In 1914, Louis ran for Toronto City Council, representing Ward 4, and became Toronto's second Jewish alderman. He was re-elected in 1915, 1916, and 1917 only to be defeated in the 1918 election. Thereafter, he returned to his law practice full-time. Louis died on September 23, 1959.
Dr. Bessie Thelma Singer (née Pullan) was born in Russia on June 5, 1888. On July 6, 1911, she married Louis Singer. Two days later, on July 8, 1911, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario admitted her as a member, entitling her to practice physic, surgery, and midwifery in the province. Bessie never practiced medicine; instead, she became a homemaker. She died on January 4, 1947, surived by her husband, Louis, and two sons, Burrell and Ralph.
Burrell Milton Singer, Q.C. was born in Toronto on November 1, 1912. On September 7, 1937, the Law Society of Upper Canada called him to the bar. Burell and his wife Carolyn had two sons: Jeff and Tom. Burrell died on September 26, 1989.
Descriptive Notes
Conservation: Certificates deframed.
General: An annotated copy of Burrell M. Singer's Handbook of Canadian Military Law, which the former co-authored with Lieutenant-Colonel R. J. S. Langford, is available in the OJA's library.
History/Bio note: Bessie Singer's tombstone lists her birth date as July 28, 1890, however, JewishGen has her birth registration as June 5, 1888 and the 1901 Census lists it as July 14, 1888. Bessie's youngest brother Sydney, Harry Pullan was born on Aug. 11, 1890 and therefore the July 28, 1890 date is likely erroneous.
Subjects
Lawyers
Physicians
Politicians
Name Access
Singer (family)
Singer, Bessie Thelma, 1890-1947
Singer, Burrell M., 1912-1989
Singer, Louis, 1885-1959
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
2 memorial books
1 photograph : col. ; 28 x 35 cm
Date
1889-2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Rother family, in particular Dr. Irving Rother and Florence Rother (née Warshavsky). Included are legal documents, naturalization papers, vital records, correspondence, and photographs.
The legal documents pertain to the long-time family home at 91 Inglewood Drive, Toronto. The naturalization papers and vital records document Irving's father, Morris Rother; Florence's father, Isaac Warshavsky; and Irving and Florence themselves. The correspondence concerns Irving Rother's military pension.
The accession also includes documentings regarding Morris and Sadie Rother's estates; a photograph and class list from a 2003 reunion of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine class of 1943; a letter announcing Irving's retirement; thank-you notes from patients and colleagues; memorial books from Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel; and a family photograph taken in 1972.
The individuals in the family photograph are (from left to right): Judy Rother, Barbara Rother, Brian Schnurr, Annalee Schnurr (née Rother), Mark Rother, Florence Rother (née Warshavsky), and Irving Rother.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Judy Rother following the deaths of her parents, Irving and Florence Rother,
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Rother (family)
Rother, Florence, 1919-2016
Rother, Irving, 1919-2018
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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