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Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Congregation Beth David fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
88
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1916]-1996, predominant 1940-1996
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records (9v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Brantford Hebrew Association, Congregation Beth David’s precursor, was founded in 1907 when Rabbi Backer officiated Brantford’s first public Jewish religious service in an upper hall on George Street. Services had previously taken place in the homes of Jewish families, who had begun settling in the area around the turn of the century. By 1911, services had moved to the old Conservative Hall at Dalhousie and King Street. In 1915, the congregation purchased a building at 33 Palace Street and remodeled it into a synagogue. This building was also used as a community centre and for the Congregation’s Hebrew school.
On October 13th, 1911 the congregation was incorporated, and the following year it purchased land for a cemetery in the northeast corner of Mount Hope Cemetery. Due to increasing membership, a new synagogue was built at 50 Waterloo Street in 1948. In January 1950, the congregation changed its name to Beth David in honour of member David Axler, who died during the Second World War while training as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
The congregation was at its peak in the 1960s with 150 member families. However, membership drastically fell after the children of this generation moved to larger cities and their parents followed after retirement. By 1999, only 28 families remained as members and services were reduced to being held on the High Holidays and special occasions, such as, b'nai mitzvah. Dwindling resources and membership forced the congregation to close around 2001. Throughout its existence, over 30 rabbis served the congregation, including Rabbi Saul Wolfe Gringorten (ca. 1910-1923). Its cemetery continues to be looked after by Allan Norris, a past president of the congregation.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the acitivities, religious programs and services, membership, and finances of Congregation Beth David, as well as the recognition and honours awarded by and to Brantford's Jewish community. Included are meeting minutes, photographs, plaques, a key, a marriage register, general ledgers, ledgers and lists of membership dues and receipts, audited financial statements, budgets, correspondece, bulletins, office stationary, newsclippings, certificates, library book cards, bookplates, rabbi contracts, and surveys.
Fonds has been arranged into the following six series: 1. Meetings ; 2. Religious programs and services; 3. Finances & accounting ; 4. Administrative functions ; 5. Bulletins ; and, 6. Events.
Notes
Includes 10 microfiches of textual records, 5 architectural drawings, 11 photographs (4 negatives), 3 plaques, 1 mounted letter and 1 key.
Fonds was reduced from ca. 1 metre to ca. 45 cm. See accession 2001-10-3 for further information about the culled material.
Name Access
Congregation Beth David (Brantford, Ont.)
Subjects
Architecture
Communities
Synagogues
Physical Condition
The binding on some of the general ledgers is fragile and coming apart. They have been stored flat to reduce any strain.
The architectural drawings have some tears and should be flattened.
Related Material
Please see the Sadie Stren fonds 78 for other records documenting Brantford's Jewish community and the Beth David Congregation, including the synagogue's original letters of incorporation.
For other photographs documenting Congregation Beth David, see: accesssion 1976-6-5 (photo # 1133); accession 1976-6-6 (photos # 1138, 1137, 1136); accession 1976-6-13; accession 1986-2-2 (photos #3593-3595, 3856, 3889-3894), photo #918; and, photo #578.
For records related to Beth David's namesake, David Axler, and photographs of its cemetery, please see accession #2004-5-71.
For records of Rabbi Gringorten, see accession #2009-2-5 and 2008-11-3
For additional records related to Brantford families and other Jewish organizations, such as the Hadassah chapter and B'nai Brith lodge, please see accession #2001-10-3; MG 2J29a, #2009-7-1, 1978-11-4, 1977-8-16, 1992-8-3, 1980-1-14, 1978-1-2, 2008-7-1, photo# 109, photo# 755, and photo #758.
Arrangement
Fonds is arranged to the file-level, but only described to the series-level. Three file-level descriptions exist for files attached directly to the fonds. Photographs with existing item-level descriptions were also attached to the fonds.
Creator
Congregation Beth David (Brantford, Ont.)
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
2001-10-3
1978-11-4
1981-12-2 / MG3 B16
1976-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a photocopy of the 1952 self-survey of the Jewish community of Port Colborne, Ontario. Several self-surveys were conducted in the 1950s under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
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
Port Colborne (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
60
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the 1951 self-survey of the Jewish community of St. Catharines, Ontario. Several self-surveys were conducted in the 1950s under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
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
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a photocopied articles on the settlement and development the Jewish community of Saint John as well as a photocopied picture of the Shaare Zedek Synagogue.
Name Access
Congregation Shaare Zedek
Subjects
Communities
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
Saint John (N.B.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
67
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a copy of the historical sketch from the 1954 self-survey of the Jewish community of Sault Ste. Marie. Several self-surveys were conducted in the 1950s under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Congregation Beth Jacob
Subjects
Communities
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
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a copy of the 1953 self-survey conducted by the Jewish community of Sudbury. In the 1950s several such studies were commissioned by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Shaar Hashomayim
Subjects
Communities
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1979?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an article called "Jewish Population, Institutions & Commercial Facilities South of St. Clair Ave., Toronto," dating after 1976. The author is not identified.
Subjects
Communities
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the 1951 self-survey of the Jewish community of Welland, Ontario. Several self-surveys were conducted in the 1950s under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
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
Welland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3895
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3895
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Leonard Wise of Brantford, Ontario, with Marci Gilbert of the Canadian Jewish Congress, at a picnic organized by the CJC for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. There is also an unidentified man in the photo.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3896
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3896
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rabbi Moshe Yeres at a picnic organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. He is standing with an unidentified man, woman and child.
Name Access
Yeres, Moshe
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Rabbis
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3897
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3897
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a sing-along at a picnic organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The photo depicts a group of people seated in a semi-circle around a guitarist.
Notes
This photo is similar to photo #3900.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3900
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3900
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a sing-along at a picnic organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The photo depicts a group of people seated in a semi-circle around a guitarist.
Notes
This photo is similar to photo #3897.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3899
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3899
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a sing-along at a picnic organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The photograph depicts a group of people seated on picnic benches listening to a man with a guitar.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3901
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3901
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of an unidentified man barbequing hot dogs at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Food
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3903
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3903
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of guests seated on lawn chairs at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3904
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3904
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of two men standing in the field at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress. There are also several other people seated on lawn chairs and blankets.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3905
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3905
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several men and women conversing with each other at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3906
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3906
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a mother and child at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3907
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3907
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of two children and an adult standing in the water at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3908
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3908
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of two children playing at the beach at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Beaches
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3909
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3909
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several children playing in the beach sand at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Beaches
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3911
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3911
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several adults and children playing volleyball at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Volleyball
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3912
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3912
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several adults conversing with each other at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3913
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3913
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several adults and children seated on lawn chairs and eating popsicles at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3914
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3914
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of an unidentified man and woman at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3915
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3915
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a young girl waiting for a hot dog at a picnic for members of the small Jewish communities of Ontario. The picnic was organized by the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Children
Communities
Picnics
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1986-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3788
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3788
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph of Sam Berger (on right) and Mr. Iscowitz standing in front of a house in Belle Ewart, Ontario.
Name Access
Berger, Sam
Subjects
Communities
Single story houses
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
Belle Ewart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4122
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1978
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of the synagogue in Belle Ewart, Ontario. The plaque on the front of the synagogue reads "Hebrew Centre of Belle Ewart, 1944" in Hebrew and English.
Notes
Location of negatives: 31:4
Name Access
Hebrew Centre of Belle Ewart
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Belle Ewart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 672
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
672
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Subjects
Arab Canadians
Communities
Muslims--Canada
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 688
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
688
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, promotional material and reports from the National Jews in Arab Lands Committee and the National Task Force for Syrian Jews, and the Bicentennial Foundation commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Sephardic Jews in Turkey.
Subjects
Communities
Jews--Arab countries
Sephardim--Turkey
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4121
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4121
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1978
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the exterior of the synagogue in Belle Ewart, Ontario.
Notes
Location of negatives: 31:3
Name Access
Hebrew Centre of Belle Ewart
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Belle Ewart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4123
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4123
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jul. 1978
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the synagogue's shed in Belle Ewart, Ontario.
Notes
Location of negatives: 31:4
Name Access
Hebrew Centre of Belle Ewart
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Belle Ewart (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2022-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2022-3-7
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 textual record (pdf)
Date
2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a digital version of a booklet titled "The Jewish Community of Jackson's Point: Then and Now" that was published in 2006 by PAZ Direct. Cary Elias was hired to produce the booklet in 2006.
Subjects
Communities
Places
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish communities sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1978
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports from Jewish individuals and organizations located within small (and medium-sized) Ontario Jewish communities about local antisemitism issues.
Communities documented are: Bellville, Brampton, Brantford, Chatham, Coburg, Cornwall, fort William, Galt, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Oakville, Orillia, Oshawa, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Arthur, Port Hope, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Wallaceburg, Welland, and Windsor,
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Communities
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 7 cm of textual records
Date
1948–1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of synagogue material, attendance records, and other information relating to the Jewish community of Sudbury, Ontario.
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
Communities
Rabbis
Synagogues
Name Access
Rosenthal, William, 1911-2008
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs
artifacts
Date
1908-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artifacts documenting the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The records include a brass menorah and shivisi from the Synagogue, along with a wooden tablet of the ten commandments (1920s); a marriage register (1908-1951); a minute book of the chevra kadisha (1913-1986); B'nai Brith Lodge membership registration books, minute books, a dues book, and a framed citation (1911-1970); and several photographs including the Jewish community's float for the coronation of King George VI, the turning of the sod for the new synagogue, the B'nai Brith Lodge annual picnic in Port Arthur and a meeting honouring Jewish servicemen of the Second World War, and three portraits of the Synagogue's honourary presidents.
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Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Congregation (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-10-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1974-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Sephardic community in Toronto including a "Final Report - Integration - North African Jewish Community in Metro Toronto" (1974), two reports by Joseph Kage, a presentation by Leon Oziel (1984), listings of Sephardic congregations and Chevra Kadisha and their officers, and letterheads for organizations and schools. In addition there is a paper titled "A History of the Sephardim in Toronto" written by a student William Myers for a university course in history. The course director was Professor Irving Abella.
Subjects
Communities
Sephardim
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1940-1966
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material from B'nai Jacob Congregation in Niagara Falls, Ontario. These include bank cheques, utility and hardware bills, insurance policy statements from the 1940s, general correspondence, as well as a report on the dedication of the rebuilt synagogue.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
B'nai Jacob Congregation (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Places
Niagara Falls, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-24
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
76 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1960]-[ca.1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the Jewish community of Hamilton, Ontario. They include portraits of individuals, group and committee activities, a sculpture, and scenes from a "peaceful protest for Russian Jews."
Subjects
Communities
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1957–1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the Jewish community of London, Ontario. Included are a copy of the Constitution of the London Jewish community, a speech form the dedication of the new B'nai Israel Synagogue, a community council report from January 1957, a copy of the Report to the Special Committee for the Study of the London Jewish Community by R. P. Kannee dated 24 April 1973, a 1975–1976 program guide to the Jewish Community Centre of London, and other documents.
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Subjects
Communities
Places
London (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1941-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 2 minute books containing the minutes from Kenora Jewish community meetings and Kenora Synagogue executive meetings, along with some financial records. Accession also includes synagogue executive correspondence in both English and Yiddish.
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Subjects
Meetings
Synagogues
Communities
Places
Kenora, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 300 slides : col. ; 35 mm
Date
1977-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken during visits by CJC Central Region officers to Ontario Jewish communities, and at Canadian Jewish Congress events and meetings in various communities. Accession also includes photos of Jewish interest in Italy.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Friedman, Morris
Markish, Esther
Eisenberg, Joe
Wexler, Boris
Acker, Abe
Brownstone, Sam
Klafter, Gershon
Rosen, Marty
Fackenheim, Emil
Rosensweig, Philip
Saiger, Norman
Sadowski, David
Gryfe, Mark
Hillel (Kingston, Ont.)
Frey, Marcus
Horowitz, Shlomo
Katz, Stan
Pliscow, Morris
Places
Cambridge (Ont.)
Chatham (Ont.)
Sudbury (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
North Bay (Ont.)
Oshawa (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Windsor (Ont.)
Pembroke (Ont.)
Peterborough (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
London (Ont.)
Kitchener (Ont.)
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Barrie (Ont.)
Orillia (Ont.)
Kingston (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
7 photographs : col. and b&w ; 10 x 15 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1949]-[ca. 1969]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of seven photographs of Hennick's cottages in Pontypool and of the Hennick family.
Administrative History
The cottages were owned by William and Molly Hennick, who are pictured in one of the photos with their daughter Frances. The cottages were popular among Jewish vacationers.
Subjects
Communities
Vacations
Name Access
Hennick, Molly
Hennick, William
Kleinberg, Frances
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-8-6
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassette : VHS
Date
1959
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one VHS cassette of approximately 10 minutes of original family home movies of the Weinstock family vacationing in Pontypool. The video begins with an introduction to the home movies by Nathan Weinstock. The video contains scenes of activities including swimming, dancing, fishing, and playing cards.
Administrative History
Nathan Weinstock (b. 1950) is the son of Abraham (b. 1917) and Chanah (b. 1922) Weinstock who were both born in Poland. He has an older brother, Joseph (b. 1946) and a younger sister, Lily (b. 1954). The Weinstock family vacationed in Pontypool between 1956 and 1962.
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Communities
Name Access
Weinstock, Nathan
Weinstock, Abraham
Weinstock, Chanah
Places
Pontypool, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 10 cm
Date
1951
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two copy photographs of Mr.and Mrs. Louis and Irene Miller with Sarah Zeidenber and Mrs. Irene Miller with Sarah Zeidenber and Thelma (Zeidenber) Greenblatt in Pontypool
Administrative History
Louis and Sarah Zeidenber lived in Toronto but spent most of their summers at their cottage on Bornstein hill in Pontypool, which was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s. The area was relatively cheap and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station.
For approximately three years the Zeidenber's rented the rear half of their cottage to their friends Louis and Irene Miller, until the Miller's started to rent a cottage from the Bornsteins.
The Zeidenber's are the parents of the donor, Thelma (Zeidenber) Greenblatt
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Outdoor recreation
Vacations
Name Access
Miller, Louis
Miller, Irene
Zeidenber, Thelma
Zeidenber, Sarah
Zeidenber, Louis
Places
Pontypool, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-5-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w (jpg)
Date
[ca. 1908-1961]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of digitized photographs depicting four generations of the Rabovsky family of Owen Sound, from the early 1900s to 1961.
The photographs are as follows:
01. Goldie & Nathan Rabovsky, [ca. 1908].
02. Goldie Rabovsky (9) and Gail (9) in summer of 1961 in front of cottage at Sauble Beach, July 1961.
03. Bar mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, at Beth Ezekiel Synagogue, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
04. Rose Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky & Irving Rabovsky at bar mitzvah of Stan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1953].
05.Rabovskys at Sauble Beach, 1957.
06. Marsha Rabovsky at Harrison Park, Owen Sound, 1957.
07. Group in suits in front of building, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Goldie [Cadesky] Rabovsky, Rose [Schecter] Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia [Gordon] Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Mike [Meyer] Rabovsky, Stan Rabovsky (on shoulders), Moe [Moses] Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky
08. Sauble Beach, Ontario, [1954]. Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky.
09. Sadie Rabovsky, Miriam Levison Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Marsha Rabovsky, Molly Cadesky, Max Rabovsky, [1954].
10. Joel Cadesky, Debbie Cadesky, Marsha Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky (toddler) Sauble Beach, 1954.
11. Nathan Rabovsky & Goldie Rabovsky in front of their furniture store, Owen Sound, [193-?].
12. L to R: Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [ca. 1940].
13. Max Rabovsky & Celia (Gordon) Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
14. Ezekiel Cadesky, Owen Sound, [194-?].
15. Max & Celia Rabovsky, Owen Sound, [193-?].
16. Four young men in suits; second from left is Max Rabovsky, [ca. 1930].
17. Max Rabovsky & Nettye Podnick, Owen Sound, [ca. 1930]
18. Rabovsky family downtown Owen Sound, [before 1944]. Back row L to R: Lillian Rabovsky, Rose Rabovsky, Nathan Rabovsky, Irving Rabovsky, Goldie Rabovsky, Max Rabovsky, Celia Rabovsky, Sadie Rabovsky. Front row L to R: Meyer (Mike) Rabovsky, Stanley Rabovsky (on shoulders), Pvt. Moses (Moe) Rabovsky, Bertha Rabovsky (hugging).
19. Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, [195-?].
Administrative History
The Rabovsky family is one of the oldest in the Owen Sound Jewish community. Nathan Rabovsky arrived with his brother in 1907; his marriage to Goldie Cadesky in 1909 was the first Jewish wedding in Owen Sound, for which a rabbi was brought in from Toronto. Goldie was the eldest daughter of Ethel Lewisky and Isaac Ezekiel Cadesky, for whom the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue is named. Nathan and Goldie had seven children: Sadie, Meyer (Mike), Irving, Lillian, Moses (Moe), Bertha and Max. Moses, a pilot in the Second World War, was killed in 1944. Max married Celia Gordon, and their granddaughter is donor Julie Gonik.
Use Conditions
None
Descriptive Notes
Related records: 2007-5-5, 2007-6-37
Subjects
Communities
Families
Name Access
Rabovsky family
Places
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-17
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-17
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Date
[195-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two group photographs taken in Stratford, Ontario. The first is a farewell party photograph for Alec and Ann and the second is a photograph of a children's Purim party.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Religion
Children
Communities
Name Access
Miller, Molly
Places
Stratford, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
6 documents (13 jpgs)
Date
1948-1991
Scope and Content
This accession consists of electronic copies of original textual records, documenting the Jewish community of Owen Sound, Ontario. The records include a community draw ticket (1959); the Canadian Jewish Congress Educational Department code of practice, for discussion at the sixth regional conference on Jewish education (1957); a page from a donation ledger for the United Palestine Appeal (1948); the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue historic plaquing program book (1991); and an employment contract between the Synagogue and Rabbi H. Lasher (1962).
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the documents in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-11.
Administrative History
Jeff Elie is the current president of Beth Ezekiel Synagogue in Owen Sound. For a history of the Synagogue and the Owen Sound Jewish community, see the OJA's Small Communities Exhbit: http://ontariojewisharchives.org/exhibits/osjc/communities/owensound/index.html
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
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
Beth Ezekiel Synagogue
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-34
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-34
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Date
[1933?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scanned copy of a photograph taken at the Lambert family's Port Dalhousie cottage. The donor, Eleanor Lambert (née Friedman), and her mother Channa Friedman are at the bottom right. Back row: Minna Anderson, Patty Walman, Sarah Meyers. Front row: Jean Matlow, Goldie Matlow, Esther Rivka Pomerantz, Channa Friedman, Eleanor Friedman.
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
Communities
Families
Outdoor recreation
Name Access
Lambert family
Places
Port Dalhousie, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
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