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Part Of
Na'amat Canada Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 130
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Na'amat Canada Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
130
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[195-]-2018
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Na’amat Canada Toronto is a chapter of Na'amat Canada, a Jewish non-profit volunteer women’s organization whose goal is to improve the lives of women, children, and families in Israel and Canada. Na'amat was founded in 1925 under the name the Women's Organization for the Pioneer Women of Palestine, an organization connecting the labour Zionist movement in Palestine with Jewish communities in Canada and the United States. The need for a women’s organization arose in the context of a feminist movement in which women sought to become equal partners in founding the State of Israel by lobbying for maternity leave laws, the creation of daycare centers near places of employment, and equal-pay legislation.
A Toronto chapter was established in 1948. In 1966, Pioneer Women (Na'amat) became autonomous in Canada, and the next year it incorporated in Canada as Pioneer Women's Organization Incorporated. In 1987, Pioneer Women's Organization Incorporated officially changed its name to Na'amat Canada Inc. The organization’s mission includes safeguarding the status of women and children, responding to humanitarian concerns, promoting Zionism and Jewish identity, and strengthening bonds between Israel and the Diaspora. To accomplish it’s goals, Na’amat members organize fundraisers, solicit donations, engage in targeted marketing, attract new members, and obtain publicity among other activities.
Na'amat Canada Toronto is governed by a council comprised of volunteers that represent the membership across Toronto. More specifically, the council consists of a Toronto president, a Toronto vice-president, an immediate past president, a Toronto office administrator, a membership committee chair, a fundraising committee chair, club presidents, a communication/technology chair, a Toronto technical consultant, a programming/education chair, a leadership chair, a membership experience person, a membership advisor, a school supplies chair, an Israel Day Festival chair, and Dollars for David co-chairs.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of materials relating to Na'amat Canada Toronto which document the organization's fundraising, educational, and publishing activities in the Toronto area from the 1950s until 2018. The fonds is comprised of the following series: publications, administrative records, fundraising and event ephemera, Na'amat Israel, Na'amat USA, newspaper clippings, and clubs.
Name Access
Na'amat Canada Toronto
Subjects
Charities
Women
Zionism
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.
Creator
Na'amat Canada Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2019-3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3411
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3411
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Many prominent individuals are shown in this photograph, with names written on the bottom.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Zionism
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4626
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4626
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of members of Young Judaea. Identified are:
Front row, 2nd from left: Esther (Frideman) Exton; Toby Taback; Dr. Mark Zimmerman; Rose Shuster; Myer Bromberg.
Middle row, left to right: [unknown]; Luba (Friedman) Heiber; [unknown]; Lou Zimmerman; Libby Sigal; [unknown]; Manny Brown.
Back row: [unknown] (Extreme left); Gerald Groship; [unknown]; John Devor (tallest man); [unknown]; [unknown]; David Newman (profile).
Name Access
Exton, Esther
Taback, Toby
Zimmerman, Mark
Shuster, Rose
Bromberg, Myer
Heiber, Luba
Zimmerman, Lou
Brown, Manny
Groship, Gerald
Devor, John
Newman, David
Sigal, Libby
Canadian Young Judaea
Subjects
Youth
Zionism
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1624
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1624
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1931
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Credit the Estate of Max Speisman.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Anniversaries
Zionism
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
1978-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2933
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2933
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Farband
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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
1981-7-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2914
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2914
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Farband
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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
1981-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2913
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2913
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
Borochov, Ber
Farband
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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
1981-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 524
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
524
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 Jul., 1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the delegates to the first conference of Ontario Young Judea in Toronto.
Notes
Credit: Courtesy of Maurice Berg and Willie Zimmerman.
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Young Judaea
Zimmerman, Willie
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Zionism
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
Acquired July 9, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Name Access
Zionist Centre
Subjects
Architecture
Zionism
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
Marlee Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 952
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
952
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1957]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Custodial History
Item is a photograph of youth at a meeting at an unknown location on Markham St.
Name Access
Bnei Akiva
Subjects
Youth
Zionism
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Zionist Centre cornerstone ceremony series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
21 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Centre's new building, home for the Toronto Zionist Council, was located at 788 Marlee Avenue.
The Toronto Zionist Council, the Toronto branch for the Zionist Organization of Canada, was founded in 1907.Their mandate was to promote the ideals of Z.O.C in Toronto, which necessitated the responsibility of heading up and organizing local programmes for the Toronto Jewish community.
This organization played a prominent role within the community, renting space to several Jewish organizations including: Ajalon Lodge, Camp Shalom, Canadian Zionist Federation, Hadassah Wizo, Herzl Zion Organization, Israel Medical Association, Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, Keren Hatarbut, Linitzer Society, Sons of Abraham, Mozirer Society, Toronto Independent Benevolent Society, United Israel Appeal, Yavne Zion Congregation, Young Judaea, Youth & Hechalutz Zion Benevolent Society. The building also housed the Zionist Organization of Canada's national headquarters.
Many of these organizations were affiliated with the Toronto Zionist Council. Due to the volume of Zionist organizations operating out of the Zionist Centre, the building came to be regarded as the official centre for all Zionist activities in Toronto.
Plans for the new Zionist Centre of T.Z.C. were conceived in 1962 after the earlier building on Spadina Ave. was sold to the St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Institute.
Ground was broken on November 1, 1962 and a drawing of the building was put on display at the Diamond Jubilee Convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada held in Toronto.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday December 23, 1962 at 11:00 am. The ceremony was officiated by members of the Toronto Zionist Council's building committee, which was comprised of: Louis L. Lockshin, Stephen E. Berger, John R. Devor, Controller Philip G. Givens, and Julius Hayman. Phil Givens--president--and Louis L. Lockshin--chairman of the building committee--conducted the ceremony.
Also present were Eliezer N. Dembitz, Consul of Israel; Joseph N. Frank, National President of the Zionist Organization of Canada; and Julius Hayman, President of the Central Division of Z.O.C.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the negatives documenting the laying of the cornerstone ceremony for the new Zionist Centre of the Toronto Zionist Council.
Notes
Selection for this series was based on the following criteria: site building, ceremonial, and members of the building committee.
Name Access
Zionist Centre
Toronto Zionist Council
Lockshin, Louis L.
Berger, Stephen E.
Devor, John R.
Givens, Philip G.
Hayman, Julius
Dembitz, Eliezer N.
Frank, Joseph N.
Zionist Organization of Canada
Ajalon Lodge
Camp Shalom
Canadian Zionist Federation
Hadassah-Wizo
Herzl Zion
Israel Medical Association
Jewish Agency
Jewish National Fund
Keltzer Sick Benefit Society
Keren Hatarbut
Linitzer Society
Sons of Abraham
Mozirer Society
Toronto Independent Benevolent Society
United Israel Appeal
Yavne Zion Congregation
Young Judeae
Youth & Hechalutz
Zion Benevolent Society
Subjects
Building
Zionism
Physical Condition
Negatives are cellulose triacetate.
Related Material
see also Zionist Organization of Canada fonds [fonds 28]
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1622
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1622
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Credit: Estate of Max Speisman.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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 Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 27; File 590
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Photographic and audiovisual collection series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
27
File
590
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs from the Walk with Israel. In one photo, a large group crosses Sheppard Avenue West and proceeds south on Bathurst Street. In the other photo, people approach the registration table. Paul Godfrey is identified.
Notes
Photos by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto.
Name Access
Godfrey, Paul, 1939-
Subjects
Zionism
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Sheppard Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as president of the Canadian Zionist Federation. The correspondence concerns relations with other Zionist organizations, budgeting, the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel, and the United Nations and Canadian Government's policies vis-à-vis Zionism.
Name Access
Canadian Zionist Federation
Palestine Liberation Organization
United Nations
Subjects
Arab-Israeli conflict
Canada--Foreign relations
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting fundraising programs sponsored by State of Israel Bonds in conjunction with Clanton Park synagogue. Included is correspondence, an invitation to a tribute dinner honouring Dr. Norman Shaul, one of the founding members of Clanton Park and a newspaper article about Sol Edell receiving the Tower of David Award.
Name Access
Israel
Subjects
Israel
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1696
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1696
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1919 or 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a group of young members of Poalei Zion in Stashov, Poland. Pictured in the front row, far right, is Nacha Nepom. Front row, fourth from right, Abe Nepom. Abe and Nacha were siblings.
Name Access
Nepom, Abe
Nepom, Nacha
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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.
Physical Condition
This photo is in poor condition. It has several cracks.
Places
Poland
Accession Number
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2350
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2350
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 95 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals standing outside at a Zionist Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The convention was held July 10th-12th, 1927.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Zionism
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
Winnipeg (Man.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ajalon Lodge fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 72
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ajalon Lodge fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
72
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1929-1986
Physical Description
ca. 1.25 metres of textual records
ca. 15 scrapbooks
ca. 20 objects
Admin History/Bio
The Ajalon Lodge was first organized on 10 March 1929 as the Ajalon Club of Young Judaea. The founding members were Abe Bohnen, Hyman Cohen, Isaac Gringorten, George (Hamell) Himmelstein and Lou Hochman. The group met at the Zionist Institute at 206 Beverley Street in Toronto. The name was selected by Abe Bohnen and Mark Zimmerman, the Young Judaea supervisor, from a map of Palestine which hung in the Young Judaea library.
The first leader of the club was Morris Kertzer followed by Al Zimmerman. In 1930 the lodge began to record its activities in scrapbooks, which it later named the Ajalon Archives. The archivists over the years included Max Schwadron, Ben Marks, Myer Bromberg, and Willie Zimmerman.
The club was actively involved in Young Judaea literary, social, and fundraising activities. In 1935, the club graduated from the Young Judaea movement and become a lodge of the Zionist Order Habonim. By 1939 however, the Ajalon, Balfour, Bialik, and Jaffa lodges merged into the Toronto Habonim Lodge due the waning membership as many men went off to war. After the war, the four lodges returned to their original state. In 1940, the lodge acquired club rooms on the third floor of the Zionist Building and in 1944 several wives of lodge members organized the Ajalon Ladies Auxiliary. By 1953, Habonim became the Zionist Men’s Association of Canada, an affiliate organization of the Zionist Organization of Canada and by the 1960s, Ajalon Lodge became directly affiliated with ZOC. Over the course of its existence membership in the lodge has been between 40 and 90 members.
Ajalon Lodge participated in many fundraising campaigns for Jewish organizations in Toronto, such as the Jewish National Fund and the United Palestine Appeal. Many of its members also served on the board of directors for organizations such as the Toronto Zionist Council and Young Judaea. The lodge was involved in several fundraising initiatives, including the establishment of a kindergarten in Ashkelon, Israel in 1972. In later years the Ajalon Lodge was affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of both Willie Zimmerman and Meyer Bromberg before they were donated to the Archives in 1984, 1988, and 1994.
Scope and Content
This fonds primarily consists of the records collected and created by the Ajalon Archives Committee, under the direction of Max Schwadron, Ben Marks, Myer Bromberg, and Willie Zimmerman. The archives are organized into scrapbooks by year and relate first to activities of Ajalon Club as a chapter of Young Judaea and then to Ajalon Lodge as a chapter of the Zionist Order Habonim. Later scrapbooks represent the lodge’s activities as part of the broader Zionist network affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada. The scrapbooks consist of photographs, event invitations, pamphlets and flyers, correspondence, editorial writings, newsletters, newsclippings, meeting minutes, activity reports, and ephemera. They begin in 1929 and run to 1983.
Also included in the fonds are the meeting minutes, financial reports and general correspondence files of the lodge, as well as several artifacts collected by Meyer Bromberg while he was the acting archivist.
Name Access
Ajalon Lodge (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Zionism
Physical Condition
Some of the early scrapbooks are in poor condition. The pages are brittle and are crumbling along the edges. As well, the scrapbooks require tissue-paper linings between the pages to separate the various media contained within and to prevent any further degredation, particularly of the photographs. Many of the photos in the later scrapbooks require rehousing in acid-free melanex.
Related Material
Related material can be found in the Zionist Organization of Canada fonds 28, the Meyer Bromberg fonds, the Maurice Berg fonds and the Willie Zimmerman fonds 41.
Creator
Ajalon Lodge (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-11-2
1988-6-5
1994-10-3
2005-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Berg fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
41
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[191-]-[ca. 1989]
Physical Description
29 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Maurice "Moishe" Berg (1913-1993) was a Toronto businessman who devoted much of his life to Jewish communal work and particularly to Zionist work. He was born on July 29th, 1913 in Russia to Rachel and Jacob Hochberg. He came to Canada in 1920, with his mother, two brothers, and one sister.
Berg was educated in Toronto and became president of Maple Leaf Press, a printing and office furniture company that was founded in 1945. He was also an active member and leader of Canadian Young Judaea and past president of Ajalon Lodge. He became president of the Central Region of Young Judaea, and later, national president. He was also chairman of the Regional Young Judaea Committee and chairman of the Biluim Committee. Berg was instrumental in starting up Camp Shalom. He also served on the Board of Directors of the YM & YWHA and was active with many other Jewish groups and organizations. He was affliliated with Adath Sholom Congregation. Maurice Berg died on February 27th, 1993.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records related to the personal and professional life of Maurice Berg and his involvement with various Zionist organizations. These organizations include Ajalon Lodge and Canadian Young Judaea. The records include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, certificates, programmes, ephemera, clippings, bulletins, and an award certificate.
Notes
Includes 111 photographs : b&w and col., 3 scrapbooks, 1 album of philatelic records, and 1 artifact (Artifact #291).
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Subjects
Zionism
Physical Condition
Good.
Related Material
See also photo #4627, 4628, and 4650
See also fonds 2 : 6 : 62 : Item 1
See also fonds 28-1 : 4 : 12
See also fonds 28-1 : 7 : 22
Arrangement
The fonds has been arranged and described as 21 files and 1 item by the archivist. The original order was maintained where it was discernible. The scrapbooks were kept intact though some were taken out of their original physical enclosure where possible for conservation purposes. The records have been placed in acid-free folders
Creator
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Accession Number
1988-11-14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 45; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
File
Fonds
45
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1906-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the following items: 1) Souvenir from the seventh annual convention, held in Toronto in 1906. It features a rendering of Theodor Herzl; 2) Jewish Colonial Trust Share Club booklet issued to Betty Goldstick in 1907 by the Herzl Girls for the purpose of tracking instalments towards share holding. Stamps from the organization were used to track payments; 3) Pamphlet advertising The Herzl Girls' production of "Esther, a Purim play," March 16, 1908. Assisted by the Zion Cadet Corps, the production was held at Assembly Hall, Zion Institute; 4) Program from a comedietta and dance given by The Herzl Girls' Zionist Society on Jan. 25, 1916. The dance was held at the Orange Hall on Euclid and College Streets; 5) "The Zionist movement: its aims and achievements," by Israel Cohen; 6) "A Zionist catechism," published by the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada; 7) Certificate from JNF's King George V Jubilee Forest in Israel, made out to "Elijah Lindgreen" of Toronto, Ontario. "Elijah" was likely the Hebrew name of Betty's son Edward; 8) May, 1948, State of Israel issue of "Canadian Zionist". The materials in this file are arranged in chronological order by date of publication.
Name Access
Edward Lindgren
Elijah Lindgren
Israel Cohen
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 20; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
20
Item
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Feb. 1960
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
Item is a letter addressed to Paul R. Edell, Esq., the then president of Shomrai Shabbos, dated 1 February 1960. Attached to this letter is "a copy of a self-explanatory letter addressed to Mr. Louis Rotenberg, of Toronto, to-day [1 February 1960]." The latter addresses "possible changes in the Shomrai Shabos Congregation," specifically a possible "move to a new site in the north end of the city." Said letter also outlines its author's attachment to the synagogue and his anti-Zionism.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 20; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
20
Item
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Mar. 1960
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
Item is a letter addressed to Paul R. Edell, Esq., the then president of Shomrai Shabbos, dated 22 March 1960. Attached to this letter is a copy of a letter addressed to Rabbi G. Felder. In the latter, the author expresses his relief that Shomrai Shabbos does not intend to sell its synagogue on Brunswick Avenue. The author then goes on to express his hatred of "Political Zionism, the Godless State of Israel, and the modern Orthodox Synagogue with its compromises." Finally, the author expresses his desire that the synagogue remain independent "of any other organization, such as the Canadian Jewish Congress, etc."
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 20; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
20
Item
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
29 Dec. 1961
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
Item is a letter addressed to Paul R. Edell, Esq., the then president of Shomrai Shabbos, dated 29 December 1961. In the letter, the author touches upon a conversation he had with the recipient of the letter about the late Louis Rotenberg, his own last will and testament, and his intense dislike of political Zionism.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 20; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
20
Item
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
12 Apr. 1963
Physical Description
1 letter
Scope and Content
Item is a letter addressed to Paul R. Edell, Esq., the then president of Shomrai Shabbos, dated 12 April 1963. The letter includes the author's good wishes on the occassion of Passover and his reasons for not contributing to the "Moos Chittim Fund," specifically, "that the distribution from this Fund includes the State of Israel." The atuhor goes on to express his opposition to political Zionism and the State of Israel.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7; File 20; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
7
File
20
Item
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Nov. 1964
Physical Description
1 booklet
Scope and Content
Item is a letter addressed to Paul R. Edell, Esq., the then president of Shomrai Shabbos, dated 20 November 1964. In the letter, the author outlines his reasons for declining the invitation of the Shomrai Shabos Congregation to a Hanukkah banquet to be held on 6 December, which would mark the commencement of the construction of the new synagogue. The author goes on to explain that his decision is influenced by a recent development, namely, Shomrai Shabbos' mobilization for Israel Bonds. In the author's view, this constituted official support for political Zionism. Rabbi G. Felder is mentioned in the letter.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Na'amat Canada Toronto fonds
Publications series
The Story of the Jewish Agency for Israel file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 130; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Na'amat Canada Toronto fonds
Publications series
The Story of the Jewish Agency for Israel file
Level
File
Fonds
130
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Responsibility
The Jewish Agency-American Section, Inc.
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a publication about the history of Palestine, Israel, and the Jewish Agency for Israel from the 1910s to 1964 and includes many illustrative photographs.
Notes
Rights: Material may be reprinted without prior permission provided due acknowledgement is given to the source.
Name Access
Jewish Agency for Israel
Subjects
Israel--Emigration and immigration
Zionism
Places
Israel
Palestine
Accession Number
2019-3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1621
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1621
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print of the front of a postcard dated 25 Jun. 1920. Photocopy of reverse includes Yiddish language handwritten text. Identified in photograph, Menachem Mendel Speisemacher (Max Speisman) standing back row first right.
Notes
Credit: Estate of Max Speisman.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Zionism
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
1978-4-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
28
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1908-1979, predominant 1955-1976
Physical Description
7.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC adhered to the principles of the Jerusalem Programme of the World Zionist Movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1898 during the First Zionist Congress held in Basle Switzerland. These principles included: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada operated as an umbrella group that oversaw Zionist funds and administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) records span a 70 year period between 1908, with the formation of the Toronto Zionist Council (and its affiliated corporation, the United Zionists of Toronto) and the creation of the Zionist Organization of Canada in 1921, until 1978. The bulk of the records in the fonds were created after 1950.
The fonds is organized into two sous-fonds and eight record series. The sous-fonds contain records of the ZOC Central Region and the Toronto Zionist Council, which exercised considerable autonomy in their work under the ZOC umbrella. The record series include records relating to: ZOC's executive bodies, the National Administrative Council and Executive Board, and their predecessor, the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1976); the National Camps Association, responsible for overseeing the administration of summer camps owned by ZOC (1961-1968); Canadian Young Judaea, the youth wing of ZOC which was also responsible for the operation of ZOC summer camps (1957-1978); the ZOC Department of Education and Culture's cable television programme, Shalom (1971-1977); ZOC national conventions (1946-1975); the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, of which ZOC became a member organization on its formation in 1967 (1972-1978); and the 28th World Zionist Congress held in 1972. The fonds also includes a series of subject files, the primary recordkeeping system for ZOC's administration, and a series of photographs of prominant persons and events maintained by ZOC for its public relations work.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes: ca. 1100 photographs (b&w and col.; some negatives), 24 embossed prints, 3 film reels (col., Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (col., VHS).
Associated material note: Additional records of the Zionist Organization of Canada can be found at the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives (Montreal), Library & Archives Canada (Ottawa), and the World Zionist Organization's Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem)
Name Access
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Zionism
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Zionist Organization of Canada (1921-1978)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada series
Level
Series
Fonds
28
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1972
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC) was established at a founding convention held March 31 to April 4, 1967. The constituent members of FZOC were the Zionist Organization of Canada, Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, the Mizrachi Hapoel-Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, the Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Ha'avoda - Poale Zion, and the Friends of Pioneering Israel. The purpose of this new organization was to unify the voice of Jewish Canada at home and abroad.
FZOC committees were now responsible for the bulk of the administrative affairs for all of the Zionist activities undertaken by the above mentioned groups. These included activities in the areas of public relations, education and culture, youth, camping, aliyah, publications, United Israel Appeal and financial budgets. All activities undertaken by each constituent group that was not of mutual concern would continue to be financed and administered independently.
Although ZOC remained an independent non-political organization with its own agenda and mandate, FZOC assumed the staffing structure and personnel of ZOC, and thus a large amount of administrative overlapping occured. The headquarters of ZOC and FZOC were combined in ZOC's Montreal offices until April 1970. In June 1970, ZOC moved its headquarters to Toronto while FZOC's offices remained in Montreal. ZOC initially had the loudest voice in the new organization with an allotted 50% representation on the National Executive, the Inner Executive, on all committees, and as delegates to all future conventions.
By 1972, FZOC had changed its name to the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF).
Scope and Content
The series consists of files relating to the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada between 1964 and 1972. These files consists of convention documents including founding convention documents and reports, national convention records, constitutions, delegate election records, and financial records.
Name Access
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and information related to a Christian-Jewish Colloquium
Subjects
Antisemitism
Judaism--Relations--Christianity
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1988-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Date
1930-1955
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scrapbook created by Morris Lofsky. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of Zionist and labour materials. Of particular note is a stop-work broadside featuring information about the march and demonstration at Queen's Park from 1933 in protest of the pogroms of German Jews leading up to the Second World War. There are also several strike notices from the furrier, dressmakers, and other unions.
Administrative History
Morris Lofsky lived with his family in the downtown Kengsington market area of Toronto. He worked as a fur worker and was an active member of the Jewish community.
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
Demonstrations
Labor
Zionism
Places
Queen's Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-9-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
Textual material
26 photographs : b&w (13 negatives)
Date
[193-?] - 1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual and graphic material donated by Ben Himel. The textual material documents family events as well as information pertaining to the Borochov School, Poalei Zion, B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge, the Independent Workers' Circle and B'nai Zion Association of Toronto. Identified in one copy photograph of the officers of the Canadian Headgear Workers Central are J.B. Salsberg, Motel Bergstein, Henry Sigel, and Sam Chaikofsky.
Descriptive Notes
Borochov School.
Poal Zion.
B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge.
Independent Workers' Circle.
B'nai Zion Association.
Mrs. Menachovsky.
Zerabouaun.
Kreitzer.
Arbeiter Ring.
King Edward School.
Picnic.
Subjects
Clubs
Labor unions
Zionism
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Chaikofsky, Sam
Bergstein, Motel
Sigel, Henry
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records
1 photograph
Artifacts
Date
1918, 1940-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the B'nai Zion Association. Included are the pinkus, financial records, photographs, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, membership records, inviations and programs. Also included is a 1918 photograph of a manual training class at either the King Edward School or the Manning Ave. School.
Administrative History
In the years following the 1st Zionist Congress held in Basle, Switzerland in 1897, Zionist organizations were established around the world.
In Toronto one of the first Zionist societies to be founded was the B'nai Zion Association. This organization was established as a mutual benefit society in 1903. It provided sick, funeral and unemployment benefits to its members.
However, its main purpose was the promotion of Zionism. It was involved in the dissemination of Zionist material, and sponsored lectures and meetings, in addition to raising funds to suppo~t the establishment of Jewish settlements in Palestine. It continued to perform these same activities following the establishment of the state of Israel.
B'nai Zion has also been involved in local activities. It was active in anti-missionary efforts and also provided educational and cultural programming for children.
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MG20 J1F
Subjects
Zionism
Name Access
B'nai Zion Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-7-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-7-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 m of textual records
1 microfilm reel
Date
1889-2004, predominant 1950-1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the Toronto Zionist Council. Included is a microfilm reel of correspondence between the Zionist Organization of Canada and various European offices (1889-1915), reports of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1907), correspondence, meeting minutes, Director's reports, daily appointment books, Let the Truth Be Told newsletters, a programe for the 28th regional convention, and a Golden Jubilee dinner program (1957). Also incuded are United Jewish Welfare Fund Board of Directors meeting minutes, and Israel and the Jewish World newsletters (2000-2004).
Also included are four scrapbooks documenting related groups such as the Balfour Club of Young Judaea (1934-1941); Hadassah-Wizo (1941); United Palestine Appeal (1942, 1945) and the Zionist Organization of Canada (1953-1954, 1958).
Custodial History
These records appear to have originated from the Toronto Zionist Council offices on Marlee Ave., but could in fact, be the provenance of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region.
Subjects
Zionism
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Council
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-001
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1975-001
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date
1919-1923
Scope and Content
Accession consists of issues of the Memophian newsletter created by the Young Judaea club (1920-1922), meeting minutes (1919-1923), and correspondence.
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MG 2 B1O
Subjects
Newsletters
Zionism
Name Access
Young Judaea (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-14
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1900]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one group photo of the first Zionist meeting in Toronto.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records
1000 photographs [approx.]
Date
1919-2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual and graphic records documenting the programs and activities of Canadian Young Judaea. The records include newsletters and publications, photographs, anniversary books, and program books. There are also two compact discs containing scanned copies of the photographs from this accession.
Custodial History
These records were gathered together for an anniversary celebration held in November 2007. Most of the records were found in the basement of the office building on Marlee Avenue, before being donated to the archives.
Administrative History
Canadian Young Judaea was founded in 1909 as a Zionist movement for Canadian youth by members of the Herzl Zion Club. As a Zionist organization, Young Judaea continues to be committed to fostering a sense of Jewish identity and values in today's Jewish youth and to encouraging a lifelong commitment to Israel.
In order to foster a closer connection to Israel, Canadian Young Judaea employs educational Shlichim from Israel who are posted at various Jewish communities throughout Canada and offices at the national level. In Toronto, Young Judaea also operates several Zionist summer camps located in each region of Canada, and a summer leadership institute called Camp Biluim in Quebec. In addition to the social programme of the organization, Young Judaea also offers educational seminars and conferences.
Young Judaea's national structure includes a National Executive Board and an Administrative Council. Conventions are held regularly, as are regional conferences. In the past, Young Judaea operated as an associated, but distinct, organization from the Zionist Organization of Canada. However, Young Judaea operations were overseen by the ZOC executive, and Young Judaea received their budget from the ZOC Treasury. In addition, ZOC and Young Judaea worked in conjunction with one another on many projects and programmes, such as with the operation of the Zionist camps. They were therefore dependent on ZOC.
Subjects
Camps
Youth
Zionism
Name Access
Canadian Young Judaea
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1597
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1597
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
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 charter for the Shalom Aleichem Zion Society of Brantford, Ontario, stating their affiliation with the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada.
Name Access
Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada
Shalom Aleichem Zion Society
Subjects
Charters
Societies
Zionism
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
Brantford (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Montague Raisman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
11 Jul. 1982
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Montague Raisman
Number
OH 64
Subject
Nonprofit organizations
Human rights
Antisemitism
World War, 1939-1945
Zionism
Interview Date
11 Jul. 1982
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Jack Lipinsky
Total Running Time
39:42 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Low sound volume
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Montague Raisman came to Canada from England in 1926. He was actively involved in B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge and held positions of office. He served as the commanding officer for the B'nai Brith Air Cadet Squadron in Toronto during the Second World War. He was instrumental in the formation of the Joint Public Relations Committee, a united Jewish voice in response to pro-Nazi activity.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Raisman, Montague
B'nai Brith
Lipinsky, Jack
Canadian Jewish Congress
Geographic Access
Toronto
Calgary (Alta.)
Montréal (Québec)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 64 - Raisman\OH64_Log.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Montague describes the formation of the B'nai Brith Air Cadet Squadron during the Second World War. He discusses the recruitment and training of the officers and cadets. He explains how this squadron was instrumental in changing recruitment qualifications to allow entry of new immigrants and Black cadets.

In this clip, Montague Raisman discusses the events leading up to an association between B

Name
Ben Himel
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
24 Jan. 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Himel
Number
OH 135
Subject
Communism
Education
Fraternal organizations
Labor unions
Zionism
Interview Date
24 Jan. 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
OH135_001: 26.40 minutes OH135_002: 29.20 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Ben Himel was vice president and founder of the Borochov School and Kindergarten. Himel was affliated with the Poale Zion Jewish National Workers Alliance (Farband), the Independent Workers Circle, and the Board of Jewish Education.
Material Format
sound recording
Language
English
Name Access
Himel, Ben
Speisman, Stephen
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 135 - Himel\OH135_001_Log.pdf
G:\Description\Oral Histories\OH 135 - Himel\OH135_002_Log.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the ideologies of Canada's labour Movements during the 1930s and 1940s.

In this clip, Benjamin Himel discusses the Zionist movement within the Toronto Jewish community during the 1930s and 1940s.

Name
Esther Segal
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
30 Jul. 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Esther Segal
Number
OH 188
Subject
Synagogues
Zionism
Talmud Torah (Judaism)
Peddlers
Interview Date
30 Jul. 1985
Quantity
2 cassettes (1 copy)
2 WAV file
Interviewer
Nancy Draper
Total Running Time
43:08 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Digitized October 2014
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Esther Segal was born in New York City. She moved to Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, and then to Toronto in 1911. Segal was influential in the National Council of Women’s attempt to repeal the law prohibiting women from jury duty. She served as secretary of the Anshe Shalom Synagogue in Hamilton, Ontario, and was on the Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Geographic Access
Toronto (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
New Brunswick
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Side 1: 1:35-2:50: Segal discusses her involvement with the National Council of Women in their attempt to change the law prohibiting women from serving on jury duty. 2:51-4:29: Segal discusses being summoned to serve on jury duty. 4:30-6.25: Segal discusses the United Hebrew Charity of Hamilton and the administration of its public funding. 6:26-7:45: Segals discusses donations made to Hadassah of Hamilton. 7:45-8:24: Segal discusses the reasons for her resignation as secretary of the Anshe Shalom Synagogue of Hamilton. 8:25-9:10: Segal discusses moving to Toronto after resigning from the Anshe Shalom Synagogue and joining the University Avenue Synagogue. 9:15-9:52: Nancy Draper speaking: “The previous portion of Esther Segal’s interview about her early life was unfortunately unrecorded and may be tried to be recorded at a future date.” 9:53-11:05: No audio Personal History 11:06-12.45: Esther Segal was born in New York City to Mendel Kovelesky and Rebecca Freidberg. After Mendel’s passing in 1898, Rebecca married Emmanuel Isaac Canon in 1903. They moved to St. Stephen in New Brunswick and then to Toronto in 1911. 12:46-17.50: Segal recalls her early school days in Toronto and discusses her various jobs working as a bookkeeper. 17:51-18:20: Conversation back and forth between Segal and Draper. 18:21-18:32: Segal discusses her memories of Toronto during the First World War. 18:33-20.25: Segal recalls her sister Anna Selig (née Segal), founder of Canadian Hadassah, who, together with and Rose Dunkleman, organized Hadassah chapters across Canada 20:26-22.40: Segal recalls her father as an ardent follower of the Zionist principle and the main influence on the family’s community mindedness. 22:41-23:03:Segal recalls the family home at 50 Bernard Avenue. 23:04-23.55: Segal recalls her brother who passed away of leukemia at the age of eighteen. 23.56-25:12: Segal recalls her brother Isiah Leo "Cy" Canon, a journalist and also author of “All My Causes.” 25:13-26:18: Segal recalls the Canon family's involvement in the Toronto community. 26:19-28:19:Segal discusses how she met her husband, her marriage in 1924, and the son born to them in 1925. 28:20-29:44:Segal discusses her organizational work in Hamilton with the Talmud Torah, the Council of Jewish Women, and Hadassah, as well as secretary of her temple. 29:45-30.32: Segal recalls an unpleasant situation between herself and Rabbi Baskin of Hamilton’s Anshe Shalom Synagogue. 30.33-31.07:Segal is asked if she remembers Louis Rosenberg of Hamilton. Segal says she does not remember him. Side 2: 0:00-2.30:Side 2 begin mid conversation, Segal recalls a childhood experience while growing up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. 2.31-5.40: Segal tells the story of how her parents got their start in the peddling business in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. 5.41-5.59: Segal discusses one of her first jobs in Toronto prior to her marriage in 1924. 6.00-11.59: Segal tells the story of her ship voyage to Europe 1918 and meeting with her father in England.
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rose Kaplan
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 Aug. 1986
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Rose Kaplan
Number
OH 211
Subject
Zionism
Communism
Reform Judaism
Interview Date
4 Aug. 1986
Quantity
2 (1copy)
2 WAV files
Total Running Time
53 min.
Conservation
Copied to cassette August 2003
Digitized January 2015
Notes
Participants in the discussion are not clearly identified.
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Rose and Julius Kaplan were married in a Reform synagogue in 1924. They lived in Dundas, Ontario, where Julius ran a ladies' wear business. They were both members of a large extended family living in Dundas, Ontario; Hamilton, Ontario; and Guelph, Ontario. Rose passed away of a tumor.
Material Format
sound recording
Geographic Access
Hamilton (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Side One: A – female main interviewee (Ida’s niece), B- female, secondary participant (Rose?, Ida’s granddaughter, Millie’s daughter), C – male, secondary participant 00:25: Discusses B?’s mother, Millie’s childhood. Born in 1912. Had two brothers, Julius and Oscar. The family lived above a furniture store on a main street in Dundas, Ontario. Store sold general merchandise and furniture. 1:05: Discussion about photos and their location. Mentions that Julius has photos. 3:29: A’s father moved to St. Catharines and later to London. 3:40: Lou and Jenny Levine lived in St. Catharines and later Niagara Falls. Families would get together for family occasions, not Jewish holidays. 4:32: A’s parents were Max and Sophie. Adele was born in 1934, after Harry’s death. 4:55: A reminisces about family get-togethers. 5:55: Harry had a successful ladies wear store. Julius joined the business. 6:14: Harry bought a large home in Dundas, Ontario. A describes the grandeur and mentions servants. A mentions that Rose has a picture of the mansion. 8:00: Rose and Julius were married in 1924. 8:33: B is Millie’s daughter. Millie liked “the good life.” A discusses Millie’s relationship with her brothers. 9:58: Both Oscar and Julius were musical. Oscar played piano and Julius played violin. 10:43: A reports that the family (Harry and Ida) was not involved with the synagogue and felt isolated from Jewish society. 12:06: Harry and Ida joined a Reform temple in Hamilton (with services held on Sunday). 13:20: Rose and Julius were married in the Reform synagogue. 13:56: Rose’s family (Stoller) was more traditional and later became involved in a Conservative synagogue in London. 14:33: Oscar was never involved in religion but was involved with Jewish Congress. 15:00: Reminisce about Millie. Millie married Dave at age twenty-four. She ran the household and raised two children. Millie’s daughter was born in 1943. 18:00: Millie was devoted to her mother. Her mother died from cancer. 18:34: A discusses Ida and Harry’s marriage. 19:18:Oscar was married to Eva. 20:33: Ida, Millie and Nathan – all family members with hearing loss. 24:00: Henry, Harry’s brother, lived in Guelph. Harry also had a sister who lived in the United States. 25:17: Henry had two daughters, Celia and ? 26:32: Max went to Guelph when he came from Europe. He worked with Henry. A’s brother was born in Guelph. 28:17: A lists members of the family: Ida, Max, Nathan, Molly and Gertrude. Gertrude, who had Communist leanings, moved to a commune in Petaluna, California. Later, Gertrude moved to Israel, where she died of a heart ailment. Side Two: Side 2 focuses on a discussion of the family tree involving three-to-four individuals. 00:06: The family was anti-Zionist, but after the Holocaust views changed. Gertrude moved to Israel in the late 1950s. 1:38: Ida’s (B’s grandmother) siblings were Nathan, Molly (Carson), Gertrude, Max, Rose (died from a tumor), Chana, another sister(?Motla remained in Poland whose last name was Frank List and discusses the offspring of the siblings: Nathan’s children, Molly’s children, Chana’s daughters (Jenny Levine and Genia and Genia’s children) and grandchildren who lived in Israel, Frank family children 9:50: The Frank brothers went to Palestine in the 1930s. The family that remained in Poland were exterminated during the war. 10:29: Genia’s son, Elisha, survived the war in Russia and Genia’s daughter, Raya escaped to Sweden. Elisha and Raya independently went to Israel after the war. 13:24: The participants discuss the family members in California. Nathan’s family. Eugene married with daughter, Leah, married with two children, Jackie and ?, Lou married to Edith with 2 children, Trudy (joined a cult), Greg married twice, David married with 2 daughters, Ellen Berg and Jamie 19:35: Chana’s daughter, Jenny, was the only family member who came to Canada. The rest of the family died during the war. Jenny had two children, Harold Levine and Adele (Berg). 20:21: Max had two children, Leo and A. Discuss Leo’s family. Leo was married to Molly with daughter, Susie (married with two children) and Dick (married with two children). 21:35: A is married with three sons, ?, Bob, and Dave.
Source
Oral Histories
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 24 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph is a copy.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
Zionism
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
1982-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
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 a Zionist meeting in the basement of Beth Israel Synagogue, located on Queen Street in Kingston. The individuals are seated at several banquet tables and there are streamers hanging from the ceiling. Some of the people in the photo are from Belleville.
Notes
Credit: Abramsky family.
Name Access
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Meetings
Zionism
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 841
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
841
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of a parade float created by the Kirkland Lake Jewish community in honour of King George V and Queen Mary's silver jubilee. The float has a Zionist theme.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Wedding anniversaries
Zionism
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 1604
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1604
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
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's parade float in honour of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V and Queen Mary. The float has a Zionist theme, celebrating Palestine being under British rule. The front of the float has a sign which reads: The Jewish united community of Kirkland Lake expresses its profound joy and happiness on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. On this day of rejoicing, it pledges to continue its unstinted support and efforts on behalf of Israel.
Photo by Duke Studio
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Zionism
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
1978-12-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
150
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the National JCRC in Montreal. Some reports on anti-Zionism and antisemitism are also included.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Zionism
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
11
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1950-2010
Physical Description
77 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
In addition to his ongoing involvement with Clanton Park, the Canadian Jewish Congress Archives, the Aliyah Support Group, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Shomrai Shabbos and Adas Israel, Sol Edell undertook special projects on behalf of a wide array of Jewish organizations. These include cultural (Toronto Cantorial Scholarship Fund), educational (Netivot Hatorah and Yeshivat Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot), religious (Union of Jewish Orthodox Congregations), social welfare (Association of Jewish Seniors and Co-Ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly) and Zionist (Canadian Friends of Yeshivat Hakotel and State of Israel Bonds) organizations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Sol Edell's involvement with a wide variety of Jewish educational, social and religious organizations and institutions in Canada, the United States, and Israel. Included are meeting minutes, publications, reports, photographs, correspondence, invitations, programmes, financial records, an architectural drawing, and a sound recording. While many of these organizations such as Eitz Chaim, Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot (educational), Mizrachi Organization of Canada, Emunah Women (Zionist) and Beth Jacob V’Anshe Drildz (synagogue) are orthodox, others such as Associated Hebrew Day Schools (educational), State of Israel Bonds (Zionist) and Co-ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly (social welfare) have no religious affiliation.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 26 photographs, 1 audio cassette, and 1 architectural drawing.
Name Access
Eitz Chaim
Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot
Mizrachi Men’s Organization
Emunah Women
Beth Jacob V'Anshei Drildz (Toronto, Ont.)
Associated Hebrew Day Schools
State of Israel Bonds
Co-ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly
Camp Moshava
Harbord Collegiate
Netivot Hatorah
Union of Jewish Orthodox Congregations
B'Nei Akiva
Toronto Committee for Bikur Cholim Hospital
Subjects
Charities
Children
Education
Fund raising
Older people
Religion
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
67
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Circle was a society formed at the University of Toronto. They were also called the Kadenich Society.
Scope and Content
Item is a black-and-white photograph of the University of Toronto Zionist Circle in March 1918. A group of men are standing outside of the Zionist Building at Cecil and Beverley Streets. From left to right are: David Eisen, S. Appel, R. Lieberman Levic Jessel, Aaron Glassberg and Volpe I. Lavine.
Name Access
Eisen, David
Kader
University of Toronto
Zionist Circle
Subjects
Societies
Zionism
Repro Restriction
Permission required from Dr. Eisen.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 33; Item 1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
33
Item
1-7
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
7 audio reels : ca. 300 min.
Scope and Content
File includes 7 audio reels documenting: the reception for Ida's 80th birthday; memoirs on Zionism; synagogue affairs; board of education; and family history.
Subjects
Zionism
Zionists
Jews--Canada
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
60 records – page 1 of 2.

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