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Accession Number
2021-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-3-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs : col. (jpg) ; 10.2 MB
Date
27 Mar. 2021-28 Mar. 2021
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several photographs depicting two seder tables as well as a virtual Zoom seder. Featured individuals are Sam Mogelonsky and Mat Calverley. The donor submitted the following text to accompany the images:
"We attended two seders this year. The first was a very small one at my parents with only our "bubble" in attendance. My dad every year makes "The Ten Modern" Plagues which we read and discuss. For the second Seder, we hosted a virtual one with our friends. We used an online Hagaddah by Jew Belong that we modified."
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Passover
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-5-3
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
69.5 MB of records in electronic form
Date
2020-2021
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Shaari Shomayim's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are promotional materials for various online events and several of the congregation's bulletins.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
8 Apr. 2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Ilana Newman's seder preparations. Included are two photographs of Newman's seder table with candles, kiddush cup, and some food.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Candles and lights (Judaism)
Kiddush cups
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Rosemarie Skoll's seder. Included are three photographs. The first photograph shows the seder table of Rosemarie Skoll and Les Grumach of Ottawa, Ontario. The second photograph shows Les Grumach at his Passover seder. The third photograph shows a modified seder plate.
Commenting on the seder, the donor wrote:
This year we had a somewhat different seder with two people rather than the usual eight plus. We modified some of the items on the seder plate. Instead of horseradish we scrounged some chives from the garden. To stand in for the burnt egg, there was a burnt egg shell (symbol of a symbol) as the eggs were needed for cooking and the next shopping trip would only be in a few days. However, in typical Jewish style, for two people there were three haggadahs. Heaven forbid we should both be on the same page at the same time. My husband was in his element, without the usual chorus of people telling him to skip ahead. So what if the soft and fluffy kneidlach had been warming for so long they were disintegrating into the soup. After accompanying the full version of every song on a Spotify playlist, we finally started our meal. For a hit-and-miss cook, everything turned out a hit, which made us even more sad to have no guests to share the evening Still, plenty of leftovers to see us through the week. Despite the somewhat melancholy undertone to this year's seder, we were grateful for all that we have, including the freedom to be celebrating in Canada
Custodial History
Items were emailed to the archives.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. (jpeg)
Date
27 Mar. 2020, 8 Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Parnes family.
The first photograph was taken on 27 March 2020 and shows the Parnes family celebrating its Shabbat in isolation over Zoom. Identified in the photograph are Richard Parnes and Penny Parnes, Sarah Parnes and Jonah Cohen, and Samantha Parnes.
The second photograph was taken on 8 April 2020 and shows three generations of cousins celebrating the first night of Pesach (Passover) over Zoom. According to the donor, it was a "full humanistic Jewish sedar with musical entertainment by Richard Parnes." Identified in the photograph are Sarah Parnes and Jonah Cohen, Samantha Parnes, Penny Parnes and Richard Parnes, Fran Bleviss, Ernie Lightman and Adrienne Chambon, Sean Hayes and Naomi Lightman, Dorothy Tessis, and Eddie Bleviss and Lisa Bleviss.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Humanistic Judaism
Passover
Sabbath
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Calgary (Alta.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. (jpg)
1 invitation (html)
Date
8 Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Shinder Family Virtual Seder. The seder, which was celebrated on 8 April 2020, was hosted by Sol and Zelaine Shinder of Ottawa, Ontario over Zoom. Adam Sherman of Toronto acted as the Zoom controller. Included are four images of the seder and a copy of the invitation to join the seder.
The first image is a screenshot from the second half of the seder and shows dialogue and a link to the words of Had Gad Ya. The second image is a photograph of a computer on the Gewurtz family seder table. The third image is another screenshot. The fourth image is a photograph of a computer on the seder table at the home of Ian Sherman of Ottawa, Ontario. Ian is the newphew of Sol Shinder; his son, Adam Sherman of Toronto, organized and was the Zoom controller.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Atlanta (Ga.)
Georgian Bay (Ont. : Bay)
Miami (Fla.)
New York (N.Y.).
Ottawa (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
69 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
21 Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting signage installed in Jewish owned storefront businesses and organizations on Bathurst Street, North of Glencairn and South of Lawrence during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Administrative History
Collection of photographs taken in response to the OJA's Covid-19 documentation project.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Use Conditions: Please credit photographer Shane Teper.
Subjects
Business
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-5
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
8-9 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two born-digital photographs documenting the donor's Passover seder via Zoom. The donor submitted the following information with the photographs:
A Passover on Zoom. From our small apartment in Toronto we were able to connect with our friends and family. This was a special Seder and for many friends it was their first.
Passover 1 - Larry Mogelonsky, Maureen Wright Passover 2 - Sam Mogelonsky, Mat Calverley, Ruby Carolan, Mark Lush, Eva Kolzce, Spencer Barclay, Ellen Bleiwas, Amanda Gotlieb, Montana Kimmel, Ruth Jones, Jon Sasaki, Rob Cumming, Jesse Carliner, Marcos Armstrong.
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via the OJA website.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Subjects
Passover
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
50 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
4 May 2020, 6 May 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs by Eric Bornstein documenting storefront signage in Jewish businesses and organizations in Lawrence Plaza (Lawrence and Bathurst) and Bathurst Street, north of Lawrence and south of Sheppard, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Custodial History
Acquired as part of the OJA's COVID-19 Documentation Project.
Administrative History
Collection of photographs taken in response to the OJA's Covid-19 documentation.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 textual record (.docx)
Date
26. Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one chapter from Lillian Friendly-Eigles memoir. The chapter Three Weeping Mothers was submitted to the OJA's Covid-19 documentation project. The names in the chapter have been altered for privacy, but is a true account of two of Lillian's friends. Lillian created this chapter while participating in the the Bernard Betel Centre's memoir writing workshop facilitated by Carolyn Peters.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-4
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
March 20, 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs of the donor's daughter, Aurelia Mitgang making challah with her father, Ross Mitgang while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following information was priovided by the donor:
My 2-year-old daughter Aurelia is in the Pre-Nursery class at Torah Tots. Every Friday, her teachers give the kids pieces of challah dough to "roll...tap...pull" the challah. This was the frst Friday after the COVID shutdowns started. I decided to provide a semblance of normalcy to my daughter's routine, and we made challah dough from scratch. When the challah was ready to be shaped, I sang the "Roll the Challah" song that she does at daycare. My daughter then put the challah toppings on with my husband, Ross.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Challah (Bread)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-16
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
1 video recording : mov. ; 292 MB
Date
April 8, 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a recording of a musical porch performance featuring: Porch: Adam Seelig (trombone), Shai Rotbard-Seelig (tuba), Arlo Rotbard-Seelig (trumpet). Driveway: Neil Deland (horn), Vanessa Fralick (trombone). Sidewalk: Marcus Thompson (cornet), Jack Vandermeer (trumpet).
The donor provided the following information:
During the pandemic, two days after my son Arlo’s bar-mitzvah (via Zoom/screen), I started a band with my two kids (Shai 17 on Tuba, Arlo 13 on trumpet, I'm 44 on trombone) to cheer on frontliners and to cheer up the neighbourhood (plus ourselves). We were soon joined by two more horn players at a distance. Their other band? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra! And then another two. We call ourselves Horn on the Cob and the Social Distance and have played a newly arranged song from our front porch and yard every night at 7:30 pm for 50 nights in a row (as of May 9, 2020). Nomi Rotbard, my spouse, introduces and videos each night’s song. This one was special: I arranged Eliyahu Hanavi for Erev Pesach, April 8, 2020 - it was such a pleasure to share a Passover moment with our neighbourhood!
The performance took place on the porch of their Brunswick Avenue home in Toronto.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Musicians
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
March 2020-April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of phtographs documenting the Solsberg family seder during the COVID-19 pandemic (9 April 2020), two photographs showing Beth Emeth Synagogue signage (22 March 2020), a photograph documenting the signage at Irv Chapley Park before the city-wide closure of public parks (24 March 2020) and a photograph of the door of Beth Emeth Synagogue (20 April 2020). All of the photographs document the COVID-19 pandemic in Bathurst Manor.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Places
Bathurst Manor (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-8
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
6 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of children's artwork posted on a window during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donor provided the following information:
This is my 3.5 year old granddaughters Pesach window. Note Moses and Burning Bush, The Israelites crossing the Sea, Ten Commandments, Dancing Matzah, The Seder, and of course rainbows and flowers!
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Passover
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-9
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
8 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of the Oretsky/Perlmutar family seder held over Zoom. Pictured are: Barry, Paula, Avital, Kariv Oretsky; Marty, Rebecca, Sam, Noah, Dena, Rachel Perlmutar; Gill Hawker Carl Mahoney, Emma Mahoney and Robyn Perlmutar. The Zoom call connected family members in Toronto Ontario, London England, and Israel.
The donor provided the following text: I think the last time the 14 of us were together, because four of the younger generation lived overseas in three different countries, was January 2013, in Israel for Rachel Perlmutar’s Bat Mitzvah.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Seder
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-10
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
36 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a series of photographs taken by Eli Unger documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in his neighbourhood. Images include the playground, TTC, and streetscapes.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-8-1
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 textual record (pdf)
Date
July 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a poem written by the Florene Moscovitz during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Custodial History
Item was submitted via email to archvist Faye Blum who inturn uploaded the document to OJA's website.
Email correspondence saved here: S:\Collections\2020-8-1
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Poetry
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-11
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
8 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of a seder box assembled by Robby Stern. Stern provided the following context: "During the covid crisis and could not get together with family, I made a seder box for each one of my children. Each box contained everything one would need for the seder service, dinner, wine and dessert. We then zoomed to be virtually together. Motto this year, "Next year under one roof!"
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Seder
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-12
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
10 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession is a photograph of Eliot Bucholz with two pieces of matzah. The donor provided the following commnetary: "In an effort to limit visits to the grocery store this year, Ren Bucholz makes homemade Matzoh (for the first time) with his son Eliot."
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Matzos
Passover cooking
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-13
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
6 photographs : col. (jpg)
Date
8-9 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 6 photographs documenting the Reitman family's Zoom Seder. The donor provided the following commentary: "On the day of the first night of Passover 2020, we attended our Uncle Allan’s Montreal funeral by Zoom. He had died of Covid19 alone in hospital. His wife, Auntie Dorothy, was home, suffering from the virus. His three adult children and five grandchildren were unsure if they would attend our Zoom Seder that evening. We told them about the Jewish law about not mourning on holidays. They all attended. We dedicated the Seders to the memory of Uncle Allan, placing his memorial candle on the table so that his soul, his presence, could be seen and felt among us all, and we read Rabbi Jarrod Grover’s (Beth Tikvah) Passover message: “In one sense, it's quite odd to take a candle which represents the soul of a loved one, and place it on a dining table. In another sense, however, Rabbi Sofer's compromise enhances and elevates the ritual. As our tables are illuminated with the brightness of missing souls, we remember that presence can be more than physical nearness.” And in the spirit of Passover, which is so such a holiday of story telling, we invited everyone who wanted to, to tell a story about Uncle Allan. And because this was a Zoom Seder, friends and family from Montreal,Toronto, New York, Singapore, Connecticut, Colorado, Maine, and Los Angeles could and did contribute and appreciate vivid stories about our colorful uncle. I believe this opportunity, and the Jewish law to observe the holidays, were liberating elements, setting the stage for reliving the Passover exodus, the journey toward freedom. And despite distancing and social isolation, no one had to make this journey alone"
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Seder
Passover
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-14
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. (jpg)
1 audiovisual recording (MOV) ; 725 MB
Date
9 April 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs and one video recording. The photographs depict Tamara Robbins Griffith's two children Noah (8) and Amelia (5) on a Zoom video call and a seder plate. Also included is a video that Robbins Griffith created for a Breakfast Television segment about how to host a Zoom seder.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Passover
Seder
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-4-15
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
6 May 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of Osnat Steiman in hospital scrips and personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donor provided the following commentary: "Remembering to keep a positive attitude in difficult times. Just a small cog in the large wheel of frontline workers. Geriatrician - UHN/Sinai Health System.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Medical care
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-10-6
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 textual record (.docx)
Date
2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting a Congregation Darchei Noam's Community Quilt Project. Miriam Bester, a member of Congregation Darchei Noam, described the project this way: "Unable to meet in person at Darchei Noam, our community needed an outlet to express feelings and emotions about this unique time in our lives. The squares illustrate these feelings and also, provide our artists, with an opportunity to come together as a community, to create something larger than each individual contribution. It has been cathartic and energizing. We plan to sew them all together and display them at Darchei Noam when it is possible to do so."
Custodial History
Items were submitted to the archives via WeTransfer.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Synagogues
Name Access
Congregation Darchei Noam (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-10-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-10-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
moving images (electronic)
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. (jpg) ; 5 MB
1 audiovisual recording : col. (mov) ; 6 MB
Date
2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the Dr. Alexis and Rabbi David Jerome Lerner family during COVID-19 pandemic in the Humewood-Cedarvale area of Toronto. Photographs include a pandemic Upsheren of daughter Magda Rose Lerner, images depicting the co-parenting arrangement of the Lerner and the Aviva Bellman-Steve Bercovici families and their children, Magda Rose and Levi Lerner and Eitan Bercovici, as well as a Zoom toast given by Rabbi David Lerner in celebration of the successful PhD defense by Alexis Lerner.
The donor submitted the following descriptions of the photographs:
"Our family observes the tradition of not cutting a child's hair until after their third birthday. We do this to coincide with the three-year period when fruit may not be picked from new trees, the age when a child begins their Jewish educational journey, and the superstition that long hair would protect our sons from the evil eye (and the statistical reasoning that, in order to protect sons from the evil eye by letting their hair grow long, we must also insist that our daughters grow their hair long). Our daughter turned three in June 2020, three months after we began lockdown. We did a small ritual Upsheren at home in June—my husband, Rabbi David Jerome Lerner, said a few words before he and I cut a lock of curls. Once lockdowns became slightly lessened in July, I brought Magda Rose to get her first haircut (in) a month. This felt safe as the salon was extremely strict and required prior appointments, good health, social distancing, and facemasks. It was so memorable for all of us, especially for my daughter, who loved having her scalp massaged (don't we all?). A moment of semi-normalcy and Jewish ritual amidst the COVID-19 pandemic."
"With groups for new parents cancelled and increased isolation by design, the Lerner family and Bellman-Bercovici family blended together to raise our babies, Levi and Eitan, with as much normalcy as quarantine could allow. The families were close since they met in Detroit at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue almost a decade earlier. We spent our summer days in the backyard and on the porch, celebrating birthdays and milestones—eating solids, babbling, sitting up, crawling, and walking. One of my favourite memories was buying an inflatable swimming pool; the stores were all sold out and we had to meet someone in a parking in York to buy it out of their trunk. As of October 2020, the boys have spent the majority of their lives under COVID-19-related restrictions."
"We've become accustomed to conducting the milestones of our lives digitally and remotely. Birthdays, funerals, and weddings during COVID-19 shifted online as businesses closed and public health concerns became tantamount. With schools closed and her children homebound, Dr. Alexis Lerner conducted her PhD dissertation defense from a hotel room. In this video, her husband, Rabbi David Jerome Lerner (previously of Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto), congratulates his wife on this professional milestone from his pulpit in New York. Alexis is a scholar of comparative authoritarianism and Russian politics, so the two toast with straight vodka (hers from the mini-bar)."
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Children
Families
Upsheren
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-1-1
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 audiovisual recording (.mov)
1 document (pdf)
Date
23 June 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a .mov file documenting the Simchat Bat of Bonnie Libman-Lazar on 23 June 2020 at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation in Toronto. The donor provided the following text with the submission:
Celebrating the birth of our daughter in June 2020 with a small, outdoor, masked and distanced simchat bat. The program included a Zeved Habat ceremony adapted from the Koren siddur text and remarks about the baby's name (Bonnie Ava or Aviya Dova). This ceremony was shared on zoom for family and friends. It followed a short morning service inside the synagogue where the baby received her Hebrew name, Aviya Dova, after Torah reading in the presence of family members.
Individuals present were Bonnie Libman-Lazar, Ella Libman-Lazar, Gerald Lazar, Rachel Libman; Rabbi Chaim Strauchler; Jonah & Leila Libman, Faigie Libman, Jeff Lazar; Rachel Sheps & Avi Libman; and Rabbi Jesse Shore.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Brit bat
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-1-2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (jpg)
Date
27 Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of an intensive care unit delivery. The photograph was taken by a physician from Southlake's Intensive Care Unit, which is located in Newmarket, Ontario. Lily Kim is pictured in the centre.
Administrative History
Since the start of pandemic before Pesach, former HEW Co-Chair Lily Kim began hosting inclusive weekly online meetings for a dozen Holocaust survivors https://time.com/5842484/holocaust-survivors-coronavirus/. The social time allowed Jewish survivors to get to know one another and alleviated anxieties related to uncertainty of crises and isolation throughout the year. Along with her deliveries of Personal Protective Equipment and daily phone calls or emails, Nate Leipciger told TIME journalist Olivia Waxman that Lily's virtual meetings helped survivors to "cope" in a community of like-minded individuals. Partly due to their encouragement with a few individual contributors in the group, Lily was able to raise $5,000 of funds with community support given to frontline workers. She delivered dozens of hot lunches to healthcare staff in Southlake/COVID-ICUs, every week until the start of Summer 2020. Credit was given in the hospital to donors and to the Holocaust survivors, of course. Without a team effort, none of the "heart" would have been possible!
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Intensive care units
Medical personnel
Name Access
Kim, Lily
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Places
Newmarket (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2021-3-3
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 textual record (electronic)
Date
Feb. 2021
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the experiences of university students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donor provided the following text with the submission: "During the pandemic all the students are studying online. Huddled in their bedrooms the flow of knowledge through headphones and zoom classes is almost audible. These images are portraits made up an image of the student at their workplace; then below that, the student after they have left the workplace - which reveals more about their character and the text on the bottom is input by the student themsleves as to revealing what they are hearing / thinking at the time I made the images."
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
College students
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
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