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Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of an invitation for the bar mitzvah of Bennie, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Katz.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 121; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
Fonds
121
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 photograph: col ; 13 cm X 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a colour photograph of the Rosenbaum and Anklewicz familes gathered for the bar mitzvah of Sheldon Anklewicz in Toronto. Standing from left: Henry Rosenbaum, Bella Rosenbaum, Murray Rosenbaum, Sheldon Anklewicz, Honey Anklewicz, Bella Simon, and Boris Simon. Standing in back are Hela and Aaron Anklewicz, grandparents of Sheldon.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 121; Series 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
Fonds
121
Series
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col ; 15 X 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a colour photograph taken in Israel. The trip was a gift in honour of grandson Michael Daniel Bornstein’s bar mitzvah, which took place in November 1988. Identified from left: Henry Rosenbaum, Bella Rosenbaum, Mrs. Glick, Leora Glick, and Mr. Glick. It is presumed that Daniel took the photo.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 121; Series 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Rosenbaum fonds
Photograph series
Level
Item
Fonds
121
Series
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 25 cm x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Adler bar mitzvah candle lighting, ca. 1975. Standing from left to right are Murray Rosenbaum, Bella Rosenbaum, Henry Rosenbaum, Mark Adler, Yitkah Adler, and Benny Adler.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4162
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4162
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1948
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Notes
For identificaiton, see accession record.
Name Access
Grosbein, Norman
Shaw Street Synagogue
Weber family
Grosbein family
B'nai Israel Synagogue
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-10-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3420
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3420
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Bais Yehuda Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dovercourt Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3425
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3425
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken inside the synagogue.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits, Group
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Dovercourt Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3800
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3800
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1927?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1214
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1214
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Samuel and Rebecca Weinberg with their son, Bernard on the occasion of his bar mitzvah.
Name Access
Weinberg, Samuel
Weinberg, Rebecca
Weinberg, Bernard
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2456
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2456
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by L. Surdin, 26 Cameron Street, Toronto.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1251
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1251
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait, probably taken at Egmont Frankel's bar mitzvah. From left to right: Carl Frankel (b. 1894); Egmont Frankel (b. 1891); Roy Frankel (b. 1896).
Name Access
Frankel, Roy
Frankel, Egmont
Frankel, Carl
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Brothers
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Sammy Luftspring scrapbook file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; File 1; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Sammy Luftspring scrapbook file
Level
Item
Fonds
82
File
1
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy, Elsie, and Brian Luftspring at Brian's bar mitzvah at the Barclay Hotel, Toronto.
Notes
Image is located on page 55 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Barclay Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Jack Bernstein was born in Toronto in 1918. He was the son of Akiva Bernstain, the famous cantor at Beth Tzedec. They lived for some time on Major Street and then moved to 516 Palmerston Street during the 1930s.
Jack began his career at RKO as a contract clerk and moved up the ranks to become Toronto branch manager and sales manager during the late 1940s. He later became president of Famous Players Theatres Canada.
He married Mary and they had two children: Harriet and Mark. Bernstein passed away in 1988.
Scope and Content
The item is an original portrait along with a copy of Jack Bernstein wearing a tallis during his bar mitzvah.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Tallitot (Jewish liturgical objects)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
28
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains bar mitzvah year program for synagogue (1978) and photocopied architectural drawings.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
40
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1973, 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains booklet for bar mitzvah commemoration, 1975, and blueprints for the 1973 extension.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Reconstructionist Judaism
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains bar mitzvah anniversary book (1978).
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1989?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lyrics for songs that were written for the bar mitzvah of Yoel Micha Meir.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1997
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of bar and bat mitzvah invitations.
Notes
A finding aid listing the names, dates, and locations for the celebrations can be found in the file.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Bat mitzvah
Invitation cards
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
Item
7
Material Format
moving images
Date
June 1954
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 4 min.) : col., si. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of the reception party for David Freed's bar mitzvah. David was the son of Ruth Free (née Weinreb) and Murray Freed. He was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
Notes
During processing, reel was assigned reel #16
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, memoranda and a copy of "Bar Mitzvah in Lusaka: A Tale of Judasim in Northern Rhodesia" written by Mildred Teicher and reprinted from the Jewish Digest, June 1963.
Name Access
Mildred Teicher
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
110
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, administrative records and promotional materials concerning the programme to twin bar mitzvah celebrations between Jewish youth in Canada and the Soviet Union.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Bat mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Lifecycle Events series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Melvin Himel (1939-2021) was the son of Howard and Ruth (Clavir) Himel.
Scope and Content
This item consists of a bar mitzvah portrait of Melvin Himel.
Notes
This negative has two images.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre series
Special events and projects sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 28-18; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre series
Special events and projects sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
28-18
File
54
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1995-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph: col., ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a correspondence, meeting minutes, and clippings related to the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Project. Includes student projects a photograph and certificates of completion. Identified in the photograph: Max Eisen and Adam Banack.
Name Access
Eisen, Max
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Bat mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Oct. 1969
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Robert Joel Kamin was the son of Sylvia Goldstick and Dr. Izzy Kamin. Sylvia was Betty Goldstick Lindgren's niece and the daughter of Maurice and Regina Goldstick (née Blaum). The couple married in 1940 and lived in San Fransisco. The other children included David and Bruce.
Scope and Content
The photograph includes from left to right: Bruce, Shifra [Sylvia], Bobby, Kamil [Dr. Kamin] and David. In front of the group is Bobby's grandma Regina Goldstick.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 7; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
7
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 Jul. 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Thuna family taken for Mortimer Thuna's bar mitzvah. Included are Jack and Anne Thuna with their sons Mortimer and Alvin. The portrait was taken on 14 July 1941 by the Society Studio in Montreal.
Notes
Photographer: Society Studio, Montreal
Mounted in card frame
Inscription on frame, bottom righthand corner: "The Thuna's Bar Mitzvah July 14, 1941"
Name Access
Thuna, Anne
Thuna, Jack
Thuna, Mortimer
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 7; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
7
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 Jul. 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of family and guests of Mortimer Thuna's bar mitzvah, which was held at the Tic-Tac Club in Montreal on 14 July 1941. Mortimer is seated in the center, with his father Jack on his right and his mother Anne on his left. Sarah Levine is in the front row, seventh from the left. Abe Levine is the second from the left, his daughter is next to him, and his wife next to her.
Notes
Photographer: Society Studio, Montreal
Name Access
Levine, Abe
Levine, Sarah
Thuna, Jack
Thuna, Mortimer
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Bat mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client agency correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client agency correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Bar Mitzvah Foundation.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 276
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
276
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Martin Irwin Lockshin was born in Toronto in 1952, the son of Louis Leon and Sylvia Lockshin (née Freedman). He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1984 and is also an ordained rabbi.
Currently, Professor Martin Lockshin is an associate professor of humanities in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at York University. He has published extensively and recently completed a term as director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies.
Scope and Content
Item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Martin Lockshin.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 Feb. 1966
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two images of the B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge presenting a cheque to the Anti-Defamation League, and to a group of bar mitzvah boys.
Name Access
Anti-defamation League
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2022-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2022-8-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : b&w
Date
1948-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Samuel Posluns. Included are nine black-and-white photographs, an El Al certificate certifying Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Posluns flew non-stop between the United States and Israel, one invitation to the bar mitzvah of Michael Wilfred Posluns, copies of an article by Bernard Shane about the Tailor Project that appeared in the Canadian Jewish Chronicle, and an issue of North York General Hospital News from 1970 that features Samuel Posluns.
Administrative History
Samuel Posluns (1910–1994) was born in Toronto to Abraham Isaac Poslaniec (1870–1922) and Sheindel Saltzman (1872–1960). He had three brothers and three sisters: Joseph, Louis, Abe, Gertrude Miriam, Anne, and Sarah. His father, Abraham, established the family-run clothing firm Superior Cloak Company in 1916. In 1934, it was bankrupted and closed after a lengthy strike. In 1936, Samuel opened his own business, Popular Cloak Company. In 1967, the Posluns family purchased Tip Top Tailors, in partnership with entrepreneur Jimmy Kay. A year later they incorporated their new venture under the name of Dylex as a holding company for the Tip Top chain of stores.
During the Second World War, Samuel Posluns served as a member of the air force reserves. After the war, he was elected president of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1947. That same year, in collaboration with the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labour Committee, Posluns helped lead the Tailor Project along with Max E. Enkin, which was aimed at helping Jewish displaced persons immigrate to Canada by securing them employment as tailors. A committed advocate for Jewish education, Posluns also served as the first president and founding chair of the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) in 1949. He remained honorary president for life and continued to attend meetings until health problems held back his participation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Posluns was also a founding board member of the North York General Hospital.
Samuel Posluns died in Toronto in 1994.
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: Photographs and textual records have been scanned and are available in digital form.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Clothing trade
Hospitals
Name Access
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 315
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
315
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph taken during the thirteenth anniversary celebration of Iaraeli Statehood. From left to right are: Al Brown; Leslie Raetzen; Julius Hayman; Mrs. James Wexler; Rabbi Gene Klein; Karl Silberman; Syd Brown; and Simon Witt.
Name Access
Al Brown
Leslie Raetzen
Julius Hayman
Mrs. James Wexler
Rabbi Gene Klein
Karl Silberman
Syd Brown
Simon Witt
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1944]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Jewish community of Kirkland Lake assembled for the bar mitzvah of Joe Atkins, now a chartered accountant in Toronto. The photograph depicts that group seated at several banquet tables in the Legion Hall.
Notes
Typed notes on the back continue: "Rare view of Hyman with his hat off, the grandfather, standing next to Harry. The only one missing is the photographer - Eddie Duke - and to this day I wish I could have been included. Picture taken in the Legion Hall which was koshered for the occasion.".
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Atkins, Joe
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Communities
Dinners and dining
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 947
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
947
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Day and his brother Jacob Day started a Hebrew school in Toronto on Major Street. Eventually, David Day started his own cheder on Markham Street and Jacob Day operated another cheder on Ulster Street. They both taught during the mid 1900s, from approximately 1925 to 1940.
David Day had two sons named Sam and Nat. Nat Day was in the army and was married to Evelyn Day.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Mr. Day's cheder that was taken for a student's bar mitzvah. David Day is in the middle of the group and his son is standing behind him in uniform. The photograph was taken in 1942.
Name Access
Day, David
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Heder
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
See accession #2003-8-3 for another copy of the same photograph
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 489
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
489
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1899]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 12 and 9 x 12
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph William Samuel on the occassion of his bar mitzvah.
Name Access
Samuel, William
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with funded agencies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-13; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with funded agencies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-13
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about funds donated to the Bar Mitzvah Foundation.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
17 Mar. 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a lunch menu.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
19 May 1950
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one letter from Rabbi Abraham Feinberg of Holy Blossom Temple to Mrs. Jack Silverman of Sudbury regarding the bar mitzvah of her son, Stephen. The letter includes instructions and procedures for bar mitzvahs held at Holy Blossom.
Administrative History
Lilian Rosenthal is the daughter of Rabbi William Rosenthal. Rabbi Rosenthal had been the rabbi in Sudbury for many years. The family currently owns a Judaica store on Bathurst Street, named Miriam's.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not 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: Also available as PDF.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Name Access
Feinberg, Abraham L., 1899-
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1965 and 1975?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of a bar mitzvah at the Kiever Shul. They depict a young man at various points in the temple.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2519
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2519
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Oct. 1936
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Jewish community assembled in the Adath Israel Synagogue banquet hall for the bar mitzvah party of Larry Kussner. The large crowd is seated at several banquet tables in the hall, which is decorated for the occasion.
Notes
Title taken from writing on original photograph matte.
Duke Studio.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Kussner, Larry
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Parties
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph taken at Leonard Mehr's bar mitzvah in Toronto. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Mendel Mehr (father), Ethel, Pincus, Bessie (mother).
Front row, left to right: Lucille, Bernice, Leonard.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Greenberg was an electrical engineer, who married at the age of nineteen. He later became a chiropracter in Toronto. His father, Louis Greenberg, was a tailor whose shop was located in the Jarvis and Parliament area on Queen Street East. The family originally belonged to the Berkeley Street Synagogue, but there was no minyan for David's bar mitzvah and they moved to the McCaul Street Synagogue. David's stepmother's name was Sadie.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of David Greenberg, his father Louis Greenberg and his stepmother Sadie. The picture was taken for David's bar mitzvah on October 13, 1935.
Name Access
Greenberg, David
Greenberg, Louis
Greenberg, Sadie
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
21
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the bar mitzvah anniversary celebration in honour of Rabbi Kerzner. Included is an invitation, a programme, a tribute poem, a congratulatory telegram, and audiovisual recordings of the event. Also included are photographs of speakers, the head table, and guests at their tables.
Notes
Includes 93 photographs (57 negatives), 2 videocassettes, and 2 audio cassettes.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper article about Eddy Weisblatt who learned to recite his bar mitzvah Torah and Haftorah readings even though he was deaf.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal letters written by Ida to her daughter, Rivka. Also included is the bar mitzvah speech written by Ida Lewis to her father's dictation in 1896 for Charles S. Siegel.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Speeches, addresses, etc
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1907
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm on matte 22 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Carl Frankel at age thirteen dressed in formal attire.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-1-1
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
2 objects
1 photograph : col. ; 36 x 28 cm
Date
1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a large portrait of Martin Shaffer during his bar mitzvah at Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in 1971. There are also two Shaffer family kiddish cups, one inscribed with Hebrew lettering. Nancy's husband, Sam, received one of the cups at his bar mitzvah and the second was given to Martin.
Custodial History
Photograph and cups were mailed in by Nancy Shaffer to be included with the Shaffer family records.
Descriptive Notes
For related material see accessions 2007-7-4, 2009-8-4, 2009-9-3
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Families
Kiddush cups
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album
2 cm of textual records
25 photographs : b&w
Date
1930-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the Shaffer family of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Records include photographs of Sam Shaffer and his family, wartime letters written by Sam to his mother, correspondence related to Sam's bid to serve on the Thunder Bay Port Authority as well as the bar mitzvah album for Martin Feld Shaffer from April 3, 1971. The album includes greeting cards and telegrams from relatives and friends as well as several photographs.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Families
Bar mitzvah
Name Access
Shaffer, Nancy, 1929-2013
Shaffer, Martin, 1958-2012
Shaffer, Samuel, 1925-2011
Places
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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