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Accession Number
1985-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
31 photographs : b&w (16 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1929]-[ca. 1969]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of group photos of students and teachers at the Borochov School in Toronto including one of a childrens' percussion band, as well as photos of adult members of the Independent Workers Circle. Several are identified as mens' and womens' groups of the Zerubawel Branch. Other photos depict a mens meeting and a document signing event with Phil Givens and Max Federman in attendance.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-48
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-48
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
16 photographs : b&w (6 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
[ca. 1920]-[ca. 1955]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of original and copy photographs and negatives of the Newsies basketball team, a Toronto basketball team; group photographs of elementary and high school students; boys in a woodworking class; and a group of guests and staff at a Jackson's Point summer resort restaurant, possibly the Tides Hotel.
One photograph of the Newsies Basketball Team (ca. 1940) features the following individuals:
Top row, left to right: Lou Goldstein, [unidentified], Harold (Gasky?), [unidentified], Mike (Hurrs?), [unidentified].
Middle row, left to right: Harold "Red" Lederman, Jack Gelfand, Hy Kimmel, Bukcky Tibando.
Front row, left to right: "Blackie" Hoffman, [unidentified], Danny Glick, [unidentified].
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-64
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-64
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
1944
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a group photo military personnel of the Canadian Air Observer School in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.Identified are Al Cohen in the back row on the left and Joe Harrison, front row left.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-7-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1929-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Hillcrest Progressive School. Included are minutes, financial statements, letters, and other documents.
Descriptive Notes
Central Jewish Institute.
MG_RG
MG2 G1w
Subjects
Schools
Name Access
Hillcrest Progressive School (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[1941 or 1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of recent graduates of the Goel Tzedec Sunday School.including Murray Mendelson, David Buckspan, Sheldon Kert, Austin Cooper, Naomi Rosenberg, Helen Weisblatt (now, Helen Marks), Rhea Tishler, Malka Prager, and Rabbi Sachs
Administrative History
The teacher training class was organized by Rabbi Sachs for recent graduates of the Goel Tzedec Sunday School. The students were 13 or 14 years old.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-9-4
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 1936]-2012
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of Eitz Chaim. Included are photographs, yearbooks, class lists and registers, teachers record books and student grade reports, curriculum materials, anniversary books and 2 DVDs from a gala dinner and fundraising event. Also included is the Beth Jacob High School dedication and founders dinner book.
Administrative History
Known then as the Poylishe Talmud Torah, Eitz Chaim began in 1915 with a few students in one classroom guided by one teacher. The school’s first premises were in the Elm Street Shul. Within a year, a second teacher, Reb Leibish Noble, was hired, and he remained actively involved in Eitz Chaim for 30 years. There were now 30 students in two classes. The four-hour nightly sessions were held at the end of the regular public school day with an additional six hours on Sunday. Classes continued throughout the summer as well.
The school’s first building on Chestnut Street was inaugurated in August 1916, with additional classes held at a branch on Simcoe Street. The second president of the school, Yosef Shidlowsky, in a move to be more inclusive of all Orthodox Jews, changed the name of the school to Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
In 1917, Mr. Shidlowsky, Itshe Meyer Korolnek, and Joseph Cooper managed not only to obtain a provincial charter to open a religious school, but were also instrumental in purchasing the Italian Club at 68 D’Arcy St. to accommodate the school’s growing enrollment.
In 1920, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart arrived from Stashow, Poland, and assumed the post of spiritual leader of the Talmud Torah. He introduced more Hebrew instruction and a more intensive Torah curriculum.
In 1926, Rabbi Pinchas Ravad became the next principal, a position he retained for the next nine years. During that time, a separate girls’ class was formed and the first female teacher was hired. Although a fire in 1927 destroyed the wooden school building on D’Arcy St., a new, larger school was constructed on the same site and dedicated on December 30, 1927. After moving into the new building, student enrollment increased dramatically. Beginning with 300 students in 1929, the student body grew to 400 in 1931, 503 in 1933, and 600 in 1938.
After the passing of Rabbi Graubart, an evening high school yeshiva, the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva, was founded in 1939 to serve boys 14 years of age and up with Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky acting as rosh yeshiva beginning in 1941. The building next door to the Talmud Torah, at 80 D’Arcy Street, was purchased to provide space for the yeshiva and was connected via a walkway to the Talmud Torah. As the students of Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah graduated from the elementary school, they would eventually attend the Maharil Graubart Yeshiva. That same year, Rabbi Jacob I. Wohlgelernter became principal of the Talmud Torah and a kindergarten was added in 1942.
Seven years later, Rabbi Chaim Nussbaum officially assumed the role of principal of Eitz Chaim Schools. Beginning with only a grade 1, new grades were added every year until grades 1 through 9 were in place. Eitz Chaim gradually broadened its scope, welcoming Jewish students from many diverse backgrounds and establishing afternoon and day classes beginning in 1950 at a branch on Burnside Ave. To meet the growing demand for classes, the Torath Emeth Jewish Centre was established at 1 Viewmount Avenue in 1956.
By 1958, in response to the geographical shift of the Jewish population northward, the Tanenbaum Building was added to the complex, followed by the Korolnek Building in 1961, both at 1 Viewmount Avenue. By this time, Eitz Chaim had two principals: Rabbi Nussbaum, who oversaw Hebrew studies, and Rabbi Shlomo Jakubovitz, who oversaw general studies.
The two buildings on D’Arcy St. were sold in 1966 and the proceeds were designated toward purchasing a new school building to the north of the city. Rabbi Shlomo Jakobovits, Avraham Bleeman, Joe Goldwasser and Sam Wortsman led the way in persuading the Board of Directors to purchase the land at Patricia and Bathurst Streets. Patricia and Bathurst Streets served as the temporary location for portable units until the large, permanent building was completed in 1970. This location evolved into the boys’ campus, servicing students from all areas of the city.
Rabbi Shneur Weinberg succeeded Rabbi Nussbaum in 1969 and served as the Hebrew principal until his retirement in 1995, when Rabbi Aaron Levine took over. The position of Hebrew studies principal for the girls’ school was created in 1974 and was held by Rabbi Leibish Adler for 26 years. Rabbi Mordechai Gewirts succeeded Rabbi Adler in 2002 and was principal of the girls’ school until 2012. Eitz Chaim Schools developed rapidly and acquired an excellent reputation among North American day schools.
The female graduates of Eitz Chaim, for the most part, attended public high school. To counter this trend, Beth Jacob High School, with the guidance of Eitz Chaim, was launched in 1963, with classes conducted near the Viewmount branch. In 1966, the Beth Jacob High School and Teacher’s Seminary was completed on Lawrence Avenue, culminating in the opening of a girls’ high school that became completely independent of Eitz Chaim. Today, many female graduates of Etiz Chaim continue their education at Beth Jacob High School.
The Spring Farm campus, named for the farm formerly on that site, opened its doors in 1988. Currently, Eitz Chaim serves primarily as an elementary educational institute under the guidance of Rabbi Isser Pliner.
History from http://www.eitzchaim.com/index.php?page=history (viewed Oct. 6, 2014)
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
Physical Description note: Includes ca. 500 photographs, texts, 2 DVDs and 1 betacam cassette.
Use Conditions note: student grade reports are closed until 30 years after the death of the individual.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Eitz Chaim Schools (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-5
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Date
[194-]-2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and several felt badges and crests. The textual records include strategic planning documents, pedagogical and curriculum documents, meeting minutes, capital planning documents, fundraising records, school yearbooks, graduation programs, newsletters to parents and internal newsletters, and other operational documents. Photographs document the building and classrooms; school classes; sports teams; class outings; special guests; Jewish holiday celebrations; and Bialik groundbreakings, galas, and anniversary celebrations. The audio recordings include the school choir and an interview with Pearl Meckler. Moving images include graduations.
Custodial History
Records were stored in the Viewmount location. A committee of past alumni and parents formed to sort the archival material in preparation for donation to the OJA.
Administrative History
Bialik Hebrew Day School was established by the Labour Zionist Alliance, which also operated the Farband Folks Shule and The Borochov School. In the 1950s, the Labour Zionist Alliance sold its property on Cecil Street in order to finance the purchase of the 12 Viewmount Avenue, which housed both the offices of the Labour Zionist Alliance and Bialik Hebrew Day School. The school was intended to fill a gap in Jewish education in Toronto, namely by teaching Yiddish as well as Hebrew and by promoting Zionism. The school was named for Chaim Nachman Bialik, Israel’s national poet.
Bialik Hebrew Day School began with 29 pre-school and first grade students in 1961, and by the mid-2000s had grown to over 800 students in kindergarten through grade 8. Several renovations and expansions took place over the intervening decades, and in 2003 a new school was opened at 2760 Bathurst Street. In 2013, the school opened a northern campus (Bialik North, or the Ben and Edith Himel Education Centre) on the Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan to serve students in the York Region.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes ca. 1000 photographs, sound recordings, moving images, and several objects.
Subjects
Education
Jewish day schools
Name Access
Bialik Hebrew Day School
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
9 Brunswick Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Toronto Hebrew Religious School was established in 1907 to provide children with a Jewish education based on non-denominational, Zionist, and traditional Torah values. The school’s curriculum focused on the importance of the Jewish community and people (klal yisrael), as well as the responsibilities and privileges that being a Canadian citizen entailed. Being a staunchly Zionistic institution, all lessons were taught in Hebrew (ivrit bi ivrit). Originally situated on Simcoe Street, the school moved to its Brunswick Avenue location in 1925, and was known from then on as the Toronto Hebrew Free School and more informally as the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. The building was designed by Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown.
Address
9 Brunswick Avenue
Time Period
1925-1946
Scope Note
The Toronto Hebrew Religious School was established in 1907 to provide children with a Jewish education based on non-denominational, Zionist, and traditional Torah values. The school’s curriculum focused on the importance of the Jewish community and people (klal yisrael), as well as the responsibilities and privileges that being a Canadian citizen entailed. Being a staunchly Zionistic institution, all lessons were taught in Hebrew (ivrit bi ivrit). Originally situated on Simcoe Street, the school moved to its Brunswick Avenue location in 1925, and was known from then on as the Toronto Hebrew Free School and more informally as the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. The building was designed by Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown.
History
In 1946 the school became known officially as the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto. Having started initially as an afternoon and weekend school, in the 1940s the school began offering a full day program with its’ first grade 8 day school class graduating in 1951. From the Brunswick location, Associated branched out, and opened up branches further north, eventually establishing campuses on Finch Ave. and Neptune, where the schools are currently located.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Address
1 Major Street
Source
Landmarks

The Borochov School, a branch of the Poale Zion Zionist Labour movement (PZL), opened in 1932, offering an after-school program for families who wanted their children to receive an education that was in harmony with their beliefs. The school promoted Zionism and Socialism both in Canada and in Israel. Differing from other PZL movement schools, the Borochov School placed a greater importance on Yiddish than Hebrew.
Address
1 Major Street
Time Period
1932-1976
Scope Note
The Borochov School, a branch of the Poale Zion Zionist Labour movement (PZL), opened in 1932, offering an after-school program for families who wanted their children to receive an education that was in harmony with their beliefs. The school promoted Zionism and Socialism both in Canada and in Israel. Differing from other PZL movement schools, the Borochov School placed a greater importance on Yiddish than Hebrew.
History
In 1976, the branch of the PLZ that the Borochov School affiliated itself with, amalgamated with the other PZL organizations and the school's day-to-day functioning closed. Bialik Hebrew School became the sole educational facility for the PZL movement.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Address
33 Robert Street
Source
Landmarks

Lansdowne Public School at one time had a high concentration of Jewish students due to its close proximity to Kensginton Market. A 1944 study shows that 778 Jewish students attended Lansdowne Public School (now known as Lord Lansdowne Public School) in that year.
Address
33 Robert Street
Time Period
1888-
Scope Note
Lansdowne Public School at one time had a high concentration of Jewish students due to its close proximity to Kensginton Market. A 1944 study shows that 778 Jewish students attended Lansdowne Public School (now known as Lord Lansdowne Public School) in that year.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Address
194 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects--Jewish history and Yiddish language.
Address
194 Beverley Street
Time Period
1911-1960
Scope Note
The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects--Jewish history and Yiddish language.
History
Due to financial problems, in 1916 the school was taken over by the Workman’s Circle (Arbeiter Ring) and renamed the I.L. Peretz School after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz. After seeing great popularity and strong attendance, the school expanded to other branches around the city. After around 50 years as an educational institution, the I.L Peretz School saw a decline and eventually closed its doors. Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was one of the founding teachers and later, the principal of the Toronto Yiddish National Radical School. He was later affiliated with the Junction branch of the Peretz School, where he was a teacher and principal. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Address
131 Maria Street
Source
Landmarks

The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects - Jewish history and Yiddish language.
Address
131 Maria Street
Time Period
1911-1960
Scope Note
The precursor to the Peretz School, the Jewish National Radical School was opened in 1911. It was founded on the principles of sympathy for the working classes, secularism, and the desire to perpetuate secular Jewish culture through the Yiddish language. The curriculum consisted mainly of secular subjects - Jewish history and Yiddish language.
History
Due to financial problems, in 1916 the school was taken over by the Workman’s Circle (Arbeiter Ring) and renamed the I.L. Peretz School after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright Isaac Leib Peretz. After seeing great popularity and strong attendance, the school expanded to other branches around the city, including this branch at 131 Maria Street in the west Toronto Junction. After about 50 years as an educational institution, the I.L. Peretz School closed its doors. Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was one of the founding teachers and later, the principal of the Toronto Yiddish National Radical School. He was later affiliated with the Junction branch of the Peretz School, where he was a teacher and principal. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto.
Category
Education
Source
Landmarks
Level
Item
ID
Item 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
62
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Goel Tzedec was established in 1883. It was originally an Orthodox congregation founded by a group of recent immigrants from Lithuania. The first synagogue was situated in a room on Richmond and York Streets. Three years later they purchased and remodelled a building on University Avenue at Elm Street that was owned by the Methodist Church. Finally, in 1904, they hired an architect to construct a large building that was perfectly suited to their needs. In February 1907, the building on University Avenue was dedicated and became the largest synagogue in Toronto, accomodating 1200 congregants.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Sunday school graduation at Goel Tzedec in May 1943. Pictured in the second row from the back, far left is David E. Newman.
Name Access
Eisens
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 736
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
736
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1940
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of children from Miss Macrath's Grade V class posing on the front steps of the Grace Street elementary school in Toronto. Identified in the first row, second from the left is David Platnick.
Notes
Acquired June 18, 1976.
Name Access
Grace St. School
Macrath, Miss
Platnick, David
Subjects
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1858
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1858
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original composite photograph and copy negative of the students and teachers of the North Bay Hebrew school.
Name Access
North Bay Hebrew School
Subjects
Students
Teachers
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
North Bay (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2357
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2357
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a class portrait of the Farband Folks Shul elementary school graduation class. Pictured on the far left is Chaver Rabinovitch.
Name Access
Farband Folks Shul
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Students
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of John Devor standing on the steps of Beth Israel Synagogue with a group of Sunday school children, taken at the closing of the school for the summer. John Devor was the teacher. Pictured are:
Top row, left to right: Jerry Dardick, Bernice Abramsky, John Devor, Betty Cohen, Barry Tenhouse.
Middle row, left to right: Teddy Tevan, [?] Dardick, Jerry Springer, Sydney Lannis, Isadore Lannis.
Front row, left to right: Marilyn Abramsky, Shirley Tenhouse.
Notes
This item is almost identical to photo #3421.
Name Access
Abramsky, Bernice
Abramsky, Marilyn
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Cohen, Betty
Dardick, Jerry
Devor, John
Lannis, Isadore
Lannis, Sydney
Springer, Jerry
Tenhouse, Barry
Tenhouse, Shirley
Tevan, Teddy
Subjects
Children
Portraits, Group
Teachers
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
1981-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of students standing in front of the Jewish community center and Hebrew school in Sudbury, Ontario.
Front row, from left to right: Mitchell Speigel, Debbie Steinberg, Wally Greenspoon.
Second row, from left to right: Ethel Helpert, Claudia Greenspoon, Judy Leve, Brenda Rubin, Susan Stickles, Mort Grimmson, Rabbi Bereson.
Third row, from left to right: Steven Silverman, [identified], Billy Braverman, Jackie Greenspoon, Charles Schwartz.
Pictured in the back row, third from right: Judy Leve. Back row, from left to right: Douglas Stickles, Donnie Richmond, Frances Goodman, Miriam Rubin, [identified], Mrs. Stickles, Ester Nudleman, Bill Greenspoon, [identified].
Subjects
Community centers
Schools
Students
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of John Devor standing on the steps of Beth Israel Synagogue with a group of Sunday school children, taken at the closing of the school for the summer. John Devor was the teacher. Pictured are:
Top row, left to right: Jerry Dardick, Bernice Abramsky, John Devor, Betty Cohen, Barry Tenhouse.
Middle row, left to right: Teddy Tevan, [?] Dardick, Jerry Springer, Sydney Lannis, Isadore Lannis.
Front row, left to right: Marilyn Abramsky, Shirley Tenhouse.
Notes
This item is almost identical to photo #3056.
Name Access
Abramsky, Bernice
Abramsky, Marilyn
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Cohen, Betty
Dardick, Jerry
Devor, John
Lannis, Isadore
Lannis, Sydney
Springer, Jerry
Tenhouse, Barry
Tenhouse, Shirley
Tevan, Teddy
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Students
Teachers
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
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the children of the Beth Israel Sunday school class in Kingston, Ontario, standing on the steps of the synagogue.
Name Access
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Subjects
Religious education
Students
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
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4748
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4748
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1989-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4806
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4806
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of a reunion for the McCaul Street School, classes 9 through 12 from 1910 to 1912, at the King Edward Hotel. Attched is an identification key.
Notes
Photograph was taken by Finstein.
Subjects
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.
Accession Number
1985-10-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Occupational records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Occupational records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles and correspondence relating to his education and career at the University of Toronto School of Law. Some of the documents include a copy of a story with photo of the University of Toronto Moot Court 1935-36, and a letter confirming David Vanek's appointment as lecturer in the School of Law for the academic year 1946-1947.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 books, "A History of the Home and School Movement in Ontario" by Lola M. Burgoyne and "The Story of the Toronto Home and School Council - Through the years 1916-1936", an article highlighting Ida Siegel as a pioneer of The Home and School Association, a programme from The Ontario Federation of Home and School Association banquet in 1967 and a copy of a speech honouring Ida Siegel with a life membership at the 1967 banquet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Religious education in public schools sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1978
Physical Description
48 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of records documenting the efforts of the CRC to deal with the regular Christian rituals and prayers endemic in the classrooms of the public school systems. Files also document advocacy efforts by the CRC to first remove mandatory involvement of Jewish students, and later to remove (or block the addition of) all religious education and/or instruction in public school systems.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Religion in the public schools
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Religious Education in Public Schools sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the issue of religious education being taught in the public school systems.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 item
Name Access
Temple Anshe Sholom (Hamilton, Ont.)
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 184
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
184
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 5; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Harry Levine family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
5
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a school photograph from Prince School in Boston, Massachusetts. The photograph is of the third grade class taken in May 1941. Richard Levine is in the last row, fourth from the left.
Name Access
Levine, Richard
Subjects
Students
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
Boston (Mass.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 9; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
9
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1999
Physical Description
2 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The UJWF Study Committee on Jewish Education recommended in 1975 that a Department of School Finances be established at either the UJWF or the BJE, to develop standards for accounting practices in affiliated schools, review school budgets and financial statements, develop tuition fee guidelines, and oversee the granting of bursaries and tuition assistance to students. The position of BJE Director of School Finances was created in 1976 to carry out these recommendations. In 1976, Sheldon Lofsky briefly served in the new position, and in 1977, Bernard Shoub was hired to fill this position.
The director served as staff member on the BJE Fiscal Committee, Budget Committee, the Association of Jewish Day School Administrators, and other committees concerned with school or BJE administration and finances. His work included receiving and reviewing monthly reports of school income and expenses; monitoring and reviewing student dropout and retention rates for all funded day schools; assisting in the review and analysis of school budget submissions and year-end financial statements, teacher salary grids, and school tuition fees and tuition assistance; assisting with contract negotiations with teachers' unions; assisting in preparing the annual budgets for the BJE, Midrasha L'Morim and the Orah school; and, overseeing the review by BJE staff of monthly income and expenditure reports for the BJE prepared by the UJA Federation financial department.
Upon Bernard Shoub's retirement in 2003, the position of BJE Director of School Finances was eliminated and the director's responsibilities were transferred to the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Financial Department.
Scope and Content
The series documents the director's work in reviewing school budgets and financial statements, teachers' contracts and salaries, and student enrollment figures. The series also documents the director's work as staff member for BJE committees and the Association of Jewish Day School Administrators. The records in the series include correspondence with affiliated schools, memoranda issued by the director, financial statements from affiliated schools, copies of contracts with teachers' unions, and minutes and reports of committees on which the director was a member, including the Association of Jewish Day School Administrators. The series contains two sub-series: School audited financial statements, and Chronological correspondence and memoranda. The latter sub-series constitutes the bulk of this series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1999
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The series consists of copies of audited financial statements from BJE affiliated schools. Receiving and reviewing these statements was one component of the director of school finances' work. Copies of the reports were shared with members of the BJE Fiscal Committee, and were kept on file by the director for future reference and comparison.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 402
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
402
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-2000
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains a wide range of records relating to affiliated schools, created or accumulated by all BJE professional staff, and organized alphabetically by school name. The series documents many, if not all, of the interactions between the schools and the BJE board and professional staff. The files include the following kinds of materials: correspondence with school principals and administrators; BJE school consultants' reports on school visits; information on school enrolment and curriculum; school annual reports and budgets, newsletters, event programs and other promotional materials.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 131
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
131
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 205
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
205
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 206
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
206
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 213
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
213
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 216
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
216
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 217
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
217
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 218
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
218
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 219
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
219
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 220
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
220
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 223
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
223
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927-1941
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of Phil Givens's school photographs. Included is Givens's grade one class photograph from Charles G. Fraser Public School, a group photograph of the cast of a Parkdale Collegiate school play, photographs of Givens in his Harbord Collegiate football uniform, and a photograph of Givens in the Harbord Cadet Corps. The photographs of Givens in his football uniform are copy prints made from the negatives in this file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a letter notifying Katz of an executive meeting of the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 206
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
206
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a letter inviting members of the Talmud Torah Board to attend a Shavuos Programme. Also included is a 1953 solicitation pamphlet promoted by the Toronto Hebrew Day School campaign officers and executive committee,
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 207
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
207
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with the Toronto Hebrew Free School. Katz was a member and served on the Board of Toronto Hebrew Free School. Also included is a letter in Yiddish from Free Hebrew School, Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
8
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a photo of the Mizrachi Agricultural School and Camp Tel-Aviv. The school and camp served as a training center for Chalutzim (members of Zionist youth movements). Also included is a photocopy of a temporary receipt for a donation made to the centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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