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Accession Number
1990-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs
Date
1908-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by the Danson family. The records include a family history written by Bertram Danson, newspaper clippings, family portraits, a marriage certificate, an obiturary, correspondence and a brochure for Camp Winnebagoe, which was run by the Danson family.
The photographs are housed in scrapbook sheets with some notations. They depict members of the Danson family
Administrative History
Barnett Danson emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1874. He returned to Russia in 1878 or 1879, divorced his wife and remarried to a Bertha Brase. Together they returned to Canada and had their first child, Rose, in 1885. The Dansons also had two sons, Joseph and Leo, who helped with their clothing and men's wear store in the west end of Toronto. There was another daughter named Flo.
The Danson family belonged to the Toronto Hebrew Congregation--later to be know as Holy Blosson Synagogue. Barnett Danson was a charter member of the Bond Street Congregation.
Bertha Danson died in 1914 and Barnett Danson died in 1919.
Joseph B. Danson, along with his wife Sadie, was the founding director of Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoska, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and provided a variety of different athletic and social programmes.
Joseph and Sadie had a son named Bertram Wolfe Danson in 1916 and two younger children named Marilyn and Barney.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-7-1
Material Format
sound recording
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes
1 audio disc
12 photographs (6 negatives)
Date
[ca. 1922]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by Marc Bernstein. Included are the following records: audio cassettes, a Sacred Service record by Ernest Bloch with Leonard Bernstein conducting, some individual scrapbook pages, photographs, and textual files from Canor Bernstein's Summer Hotel at Lake Shore House and Cabins in Orillia.
The audio cassettes contain recordings of Cantors Akiba Bernstein, Pinchos Borenstein and Haynach Borenstein; a recording of Mary Simmons in early broadcasts, plus Cantors Akiva, Haynach, Hershal and Archie Borenstein.
Photographs include some portraits of family members and several group portraits
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-10-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph
Date
[ca. 1935]-[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of Cantor B. Charloff, including a photograph of Cantor B. Charloff and choir, a book of music entitled "Tfilas N'yiloh", a composition for Psalm 30, and music for Chanukah.
Subjects
Religion
Occupations
Name Access
Charloff, Boris
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-10-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-10-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1964]-[ca. 1977]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B. Borochov Branch 124 of Farband Labor Zionist Order's programs. Programs are for annual theatrical events, annual concerts , the 50th Golden Jubilee Celebrations, and the 60th Festive Jubilee Celebrations
Administrative History
In 1917 a group of young people founded a club and decided to join the Toronto Farband. They were officially inaugurated as Farband Branch No. 124 on July 14, 1918 and took the name of the late labour zionist Ber Borochov.
The Branch paid the bills for members who joined the Jewish Legion and also elected a committee to the Jewish Congress. They continued to raise funds for several other Jewish organizations and, as well, they purchased a house to accomodate the cultural programs they hosted. They hosted annual theatre events, concerts, lecture series and opened a library within their house where they could also conduct readings.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-4-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10 cm of predominantly textual material
Date
1957-1972
Scope and Content
The accession consists of material documenting Sonia Siegal and her activities with the Lady Reading Club as well as a photograph taken at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
The records are in the form of correspondence, newsletters, some minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, university calendars and awards/certificates issued to them by university faculties that they supported
Administrative History
The Lady Reading Club was established during the 1950s and included the wives of Toronto Jewish lawyers or female members of the Ontario Bar.
The Club had a formal constitution and held regular meetings. The purpose of the Club was to provide a forum for discussion and debate on subjects relating to the law. It also was responsible for raising funds that were used to provide scholarships, bursuries and prizes. Two universities who received a great deal of support from this club included the University of Toronto School of Law as well as Hebrew University's law school.
Sonia Siegel was an active member of the Lady Reading Club and held important positions on the executive, such as Secretary and Awards Chair, during the course of her involvement
Descriptive Notes
Associated Material Note: the Law Society of Upper Canada has 5 issues of the Lady Reading Club newsletter from 1968 and 1969. They also some records relating to the Lord Reading Club in the Donald Carr fonds.
Name Access
Lady Reading Club
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-8-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1974-1978
Scope and Content
The records in this accession consist of material published by B'nai Brith. They include one issue of the Observer and five issues of the Oracle. The accession also includes the origins or Circle Lodge and a membership list from this organization
Administrative History
B'Nai Brith is a fraternal organization that has been active in Canada since 1875. There are local lodges across Canada which provide social and recreational activities as well as volunteer opportunities for its members.
The Circle Lodge was founded in 1961 and is now called the Raoul Wallenberg Yorkdale Circle Lodge. Lou Tepperman served as president of the Circle Lodge in 1972 and was also consulting editor of the Circle Lodge newsletter, the Oracle.
The Leonard Mayzel Lodge was founded in Toronto in 1949 and its newsletter is the Observer
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1978-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Ohalei Yosef Yitzchak, also referred to as the North East Hebrew Congregation. The records consist of a history of the Congregation, high holiday service schedules, a membership list, a list of projected plans and activities, and financial statements
Administrative History
The North East Hebrew Congregation was a small and informal entity that was established during the mid-to-late 1970s. Bernard Isaacs was the vice-president of this Congregation. They met for High Holidays and special events and rented facilities to accomodate their members.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-10-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 15 cm on matte 21 x 25 cm or smaller
8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 15 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs and records relating to the Fox, Goldberg, and Dennis families, with the bulk of the materials relating to Joseph H. Fox, a storekeeper in Orillia and Toronto. Accession includes a photograph of the Canadian Hebrew Benevolent Society picnic at Port Dalhousie Park on July 23, 1939. Documents include translations in English of birth registrations for Chaim Fuchs and Rose Bleich, an affadavit by a police magistrate in Orillia, Ontario for Joseph Fox, deed of sale for a seat in the University Avenue Synagogue (Goel Tzedec) by Z. Shore to Joseph Fox, and a biography of Joseph Fox by his grandson Melville Goldberg. In addition there is a military passport in German for Chaim Frichs.
Name Access
Fox, Joseph H.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-11-3
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
[ca. 1925]-1986
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph taken of a group of campers at Camp Kindervelt in Rouge Hill. Identified in the photograph is Rae Watson (standing at the far left).
Also included were several newspaper clippings from 1976-1986, which have been integrated into the clipping files.
Administrative History
Camp Kindervelt was a Labour Zionist League camp in Rough Hill, in the east end of Toronto in the Rouge Valley.
Subjects
Camps
Labor Zionism
Name Access
Camp Kindervelt
Shiner, Sol
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1959-1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and accumulated by the Moses family. The types of records include cemetery papers, such as correspondence, account receipts and the original constitution for Hasiatyner Klaus Beth Israel.
Also included are the original cemetery plans with the official stamp and seal and a copy of the blueprints for the Eitz Chiam School
Administrative History
Isadore Moses moved his family to Canada in 1928. He became president of Toronto’s Husiatiner Klaus Shul, volunteered to co-design Bathurst Lawn Cemetery’s floor plan, and was committed to Jewish education.
His son Lewis Moses, the youngest of seven children, was also deeply committed to the Jewish community. Despite running a busy chartered accountancy practice, the former air force officer devoted much of his energy to Jewish causes. He worked diligently for the Zionist Revisionist Organization, United Jewish Appeal, United Israel Appeal, State of Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, Canadian Zionist Federation, the Board of Jewish Education, Eitz Chaim Schools, and many other organizations. He was co-founder of Torath Emeth Congregation and a Board Member of Shaarei Shomayim Congregation. Lewis Moses was honoured at the Negev dinner in 1992
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Husiatiner Klaus Beth Israel.
Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.
Zionist Revisionist Organization.
United Jewish Appeal.
United Israel Appeal.
State of Israel Bonds.
Jewish National Fund.
Canadian Zionist Federation.
Board of Jewish Education.
Eitz Chaim.
Torath Emeth Congregation.
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 cm of mainly textual material
Date
1923-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials created by Anshel Wise which document his family and travel business. It consists of genealogical information on his family, two ledgers from his business which document transactions and shipping dates, one scribbler which includes information on steamship sailings, one blank letterhead with his company's logo, and a photograph of his fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Administrative History
Anshel Wise emigrated from Poland in 1910 and established his home in Toronto. He opened up a cigar store on Dundas street, which later turned into a travel agency called A. Wise Travel Bureau.
During the course of his career, Anshel helped bring in hundreds of Jews from Europe, primarily Poland using the shipping lines. He spoke many languages and was able to assist the community by providing advice and services in this area. Later in his career after the establishment of the welfare state, he began helping residents of the St. John's Ward by providing advice, finding the required documents that they needed and helping them apply for retirement benefits.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Business
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Wise, Anshel
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
1998-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w
Date
1934-1984
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 18 black and white photographs that document Sol and Esther Shiner. They include early photographs of Sol Shiner and his friends and family as well as photographs of Esther Shiner during her political campaign.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Sol Shiner.
Administrative History
Esther Shiner was born in Toronto during the early 1930s. She graduated from Harbord Collegiate and completed a B.S.C. at the University of Toronto. She married Sol Sheiner in 1947 and together they had four children. Sol operated a fur cleaning and storage business and Esther worked as a housewife during the early years.
In 1971, she became a driving force in the Go Spadina Committee, which fought to extend the Spadina Expressway. In 1972, she decided to run for office for City Council and won. She remained in office from 1972 until her death in 1987. During that time, she was responsible for having the Spadina Expressway re-named the William R. Allen Expressway. She also re-launched her Go Spadina Committee in 1986. In turn, she also campaigned to reduce the legal age of drinking in Ontario, for safer bumpers on Toronto street cars, as well as to include photographs of drivers on Ontario licenses. By the end of her career, she had attained the position of North York Senior Controller and Deputy Mayor
Descriptive Notes
Associated material note: Detailed documentation of Esther Shiner’s life and political career may be found at the City of Toronto Archives within Fonds 36, the Esther Shiner fonds, which contains over 10 m of textual and other records and includes several hundred photographs
Name Access
Mandolin Orchestra.
Ronald Propas.
Cantor Kirshblum.
Rabbi Schild.
Adath Israel.
Spadina.
Baycrest Hospital
Streetcar.
Allen Road.
Paul Anka.
Jerry Grafstein.
Mel Lastman.
Marilyn Lastman.
Engelbert Humperdink.
Huck Shiner.
King Edward School.
Roches Point.
Hyman Shiner.
Places
Bell Ewart, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-3-5
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
Artifacts
Textual records
Date
[1950?]–[1989?]
Scope and Content
Textual records include flyers, invitations, mailings, form letters, newsletters, blank cheques, legal documents and correspondence. Organizations documented include Agudath Israel Congregation, Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Toronto, Bnos Agudah Toronto, Bikur Cholim women's volunteer service of Toronto, Beth Jacob High School, Hachnosas Kallah, Va'ad Harabonim, Zichron Schnver, The Press Foundation and Ahavas Chesed.
Artifacts include:
Metal hooks used in the schitah process. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 5 hooks : metal ; 25 cm in length. -- 5 bent pieces of metal with one sharp end and a hook on the other end. On the hook, it reads, "Perl's, Kosher". In good condition.
Rolls of kashrut labels. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 2 label rolls : beige and blue ; labels are either 6 cm or 3 cm in length. -- Rolls of stickers with the Hebrew letters symbolizing kashrut In fair condition. They are faded.
Leather pouches with strings. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 2 pouches : leather and textile, brown ; 8 cm in length. -- One tan, one dark brown leather pouch with a flap for closing. Both have shoe laces attached to the flap to close the pouch. In fair condition.
Lead kashrut stamp. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 1 stamp : lead ; 9 cm in length In good condition.
The Associatin for Welfare of Soldiers in Israel Charity Box. -- 11 cm. -- Tin, no lid, white and blue paper wrapped around, picture of soldiers walking on the front. poor condition.
Jewish National Fund Charity Box (2) but from different accession, not using. -- 8.5 x 3.5 x 11.5 cm. -- Tin, blue and white, Hebrew and English writing, map of Israel on one side. one is poor quality, one is good quality.
Descriptive Notes
Box 93-1-1 includes a Dept. of Public Health permit to operate a poultry slaughter house, dated 7 Jan. 1953, issued to Herman Gross and Abram Perl for their slaughter house located at the rear of 54-56 Kensington Ave.
Records are in English and Yiddish.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-11-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-11-11
Material Format
object
graphic material
textual record
text
Physical Description
47 artifacts
6 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 77 cm
Date
1925-[198?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, predominantly clippings, from a scrapbook that has been dissassembled. The clippings date from the 1920s through the 1980s and relate to sports, politics, the Toronto Boys' Municipal Council, and Joe Goodman's trucking business. There is also one file of personal correspondence and Goodman's certificate for his Canada Centennial Medal.
The accession also contains one photograph: a panoramic photograph of the Toronto Boys' Municipal Council from 1930. Individuals are identified on the photograph.
The artifacts in the accession include: various ribbons, crests, and badges associated with athletic prowess. Some were given at the Canadian National Exhibition track. These honours were given for sports: rugby, wrestling, and boxing.
Wrestling Clarkson AA medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 28 January 1932. -- 1 medal : sterling silver ; 2 cm in diam. -- Manufacturer: Recdos Sterling. -- A sterling silver medal-pendant with an image of two men wrestling on one side and an engraving on the other side In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Wrestling City Championships medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 1932. -- 1 medal : sterling silver ; 3 x 2.5 cm. -- A sterling medallion with two men wrestling on one side and an engraving on the other. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Ontario Championship Second Place medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 1930. -- 1 medal : sterling silver ; 3.5 x 2.5 cm. -- Manufacturer: Ellis Bros. -- Sterling silver medal with two men wrestling in a circular mound, with an engraving on the other side In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Central "Y" Wrestling First Place medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 1930. -- 1 medal : silver ; 2.5 x 1.5 cm; 1 ribbon : textile, red, white and blue. -- Manufacturer: Bailey Sterling. -- Silver medal with the emblem of two men wrestling mounted onto the base There is an engraving on the other side and a blue, red and white ribbon attached to the clasp In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Central Y.M.C.A Team medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 1929-1930. -- 1 medal : silver ; 3 x 2.5 cm. -- Manufacturer: Bailey Sterling. -- A silver medal with a leaf branches bordering the emblem of 2 men wrestling and an inscription at the bottom and on the other side. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
J.Goodman Wrestling medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 medal : silver ; 3 x 2 cm. -- Manufacturer: Bailey Sterling. -- Medal is decorated with various patterns along the edges, and borders two men wrestling in a circle. "J.Goodman" is engraved on the back In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Rugby league President medal awarded to Joe Goodman. -- 1929. -- 1 medal : copper, brown, white and blue ; 3 x 4 cm. -- A diamond shaped medal with a pattern along the border. In it is another border (white and blue), inside of which, is an image of a man playing rugby. The other side has an inscription. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Green River Boosters pin. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- 1 pin : copper, green, blue and gold ; 1 cm in diam. -- A tiny circular pin with a blue border and gold writing along the border with a picture of a landscape in the center. In good condition, but some of the paint on the pin is coming off. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto City Playgrounds medals given to Joe Goodman. -- 1926 (2) and 1925 (1). - - 2 medals : copper ; 2.5 cm in diam.; 1 medal : silver, beige ; 2.5 cm in diam.; 1 ribbon : textile, red, white and blue. -- Manufacturer: Trophy Craft Sterling. -- 2 copper, one silver medals. "Toronto City Playgrounds" written along the border with different images embossed in the center. One of a man playing basketball, one of two men wrestling, one of a man running. On the back is the City Playgrounds logo an an inscription of the year. One of the copper medals has a blue, red and white ribbon weaves through the clasp. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Boys Council Swim medal. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 medal : silver ; 3.5 x 3 cm. -- Manufacturer: Bailey Sterling. -- A silver medal with an engraving bordering a welded image of a man swimming. On the opposite side is an image of an ancient Rome or Greek character In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Public School Board medal given to Joe Goodman. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 medal : copper ; 3.5 cm in diam. -- A copper coin with an intricate emblem on one side bordered by maple leaf carvings. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Medal given to Joe Goodman from the Toronto Public School Board. -- [ca. 1930]. - - 1 medal : copper ; 3 cm in diam. -- A copper medal with the Toronto Public School Board emblem on one side and an inscription on the other side. In good condition, a bit tarnished. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Ostrovtzer Independent Sick Benefit Society pin. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 pin : metal, blue, white and gold, crest shaped ; 1 cm in length. -- A tiny pin in the shape of a shield, half being white and half blue, with gold writing. In good condition, but some of the paint is falling off. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Gold menorah pin. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 pin : gold, menorah shaped ; 1 cm In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Gold menorah pin with blue background. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 pin : gold, blue and gold, square ; 1.5 x 1.5 cm. -- A gold menorah mounted on a blue background with a gold border. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
MTC pin. -- [ca. 1930]. -- 1 pin : gold, red and gold, circular ; 1.5 cm in diam. -- Red circular pin with the letters MTC in gold, and a gold border In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Boy Municipal Council pin. -- 1930. -- 1 pin : metal, white, gold and blue ; 1.5 cm. -- A blue and white oval pin with gold writing and a picture of a clock tower in the center In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Boy Scouts medal. -- [prob. 1930]. -- 1 medal : gold, gold and black, dog shaped ; 1.5 cm. -- A gold medal in the shape of the face of a dog with a black banner in front of his mouth that reads "Boy Scouts" . A stand in the shape of a crescent holds up this medal In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Boy Council Athletic Day medal. -- 1929. -- 1 medal : metal, gold, rectangular ; 3.5 cm. -- A gold medal with a picture of a Greek god standing in a toga holding a branch in one hand and resting on the TBMC emblem. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Municipal Boys Council 1927 Championship medal. -- 1927. -- 1 medal : metal, gold ; 3 cm. -- Manufacturer: TrophyCraft. -- An engraving of the words "The Toronto Boy Municipal Council" borders an engraving of a clock tower. On the other side is another engraving. In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Boy Municipal Council Ontario Championships medal. -- 1927-1930. -- 1 medal : metal, silver, oval ; 1.5 cm. -- There is an image of a clock tower on one side and engraving on the other In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Boy Municipal Council Boys Championship medal. -- [prob. 1930]. -- 1 medal : copper, oval ; 1.5 cm. -- A copper emblem of the T.B.M.C with an engraving on the other side In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Boy Municipal Council Boys Week medals. -- 3-10 June 1922. -- 2 medals : copper, oval ; 1.5 cm; 1 ribbon : textile, blue In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Toronto Boy Municipal Council medal. -- 1930. -- 1 medal : metal, gold ; 1.5 cm; 1 pin : metal and textile, gold, blue and red. -- A red ribbon hangs from a rectangular pin that says "official". From the ribbon hangs the medal with the TBMC emblem on it In good condition. Current location: PacArt, Box 16.
Administrative History
Joe Goodman, born 1912, was a member of the council when he was 19-20. He won a number of medals, pins and ribbons that are a testament to his involvement and athletic participation.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1977-8-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
Date
1927-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials relating to the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne and personal materials relating to the Rudolph family.
Specific documents relating to the synagogue include ledger and cash books, property asessment and insurance documents, executive correspondence, financial documents, congregant lists, various certificates and hand painted posters and signs.
Documents relating to the Rudolph family include various high school and vocational school diplomas from St. Catharines, kettubahs, in memoriam posters and the Rudolph family tree.
Custodial History
Records were under the care of Sam Rudolph and the Agudath Achim Congregation in Port Colborne
Administrative History
Agudath Achim Congregation was located at 104 Catherine Street in Port Colborne and served the small but vibrant jewish community for many years. The synagogue was affiliated with the United Synagogues of America and the United Synagogue Education Commission.
Sam Rudolph was born in 1927 and was an active member of the Agudath Achim Synagogue in Port Colborne. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the synagogue during the 1960s and early 1970s. His family owned a furntiure shop named Rudolph Furniture Ltd., opened the year of his birth, which he subsequently took over in his later years.
Name Access
Rudolph, Sam
Agudath Achim Congregation (Port Colborne, Ont.)
Places
Port Colborne, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-4-7
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
3 m of textual records
ca. 60 photographs
1 pin
Date
1921-1981
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the personal and professional life of Dr. John Sherman and his wife Etta (née Taube), as well as Sherman's involvement with the Alpha Omega Fraternity, a dental fraternity at the University of Toronto.
In addition to textual records there are their are 44 photographs and 2 certificates from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem acknowledging Mrs. Etta T. Sherman and Dr. John A. Sherman as a founding members of the School of Dental Medicine. Among the photographs are family photos of the Taube family, general Alpha Omega event photos and several oversized photographs documenting: the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega Installation Dinner, Feb 16, 1958, Jaeger House; the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega Fraternity Award Night, 49th Annual Convention, Dec. 30, 1956, The Statler Hotel, Boston, Mass.; the interior ballroom of an Alpha Omega National Convention, Dec. 30, 1954, Detroit, Michigan; an Alpha Omega annual convention banquet, Dec. 27, 1938, the Statler Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio; a family photo taken at the Alpha Omega's 44th Annual Convention, Dec. 27-31, 1951, Ambassador Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.; and an Argonaut vs Balmy Beach Dinner, Nov. 24, 1945, Adelaide Hotel, J.E. Wagman Annual Football Party, Toronto.
Administrative History
Dr. John A. Sherman (1 May 1901-30 Sept. 1982) graduated from the University of Toronto Dental School in 1924. John and Etta (née Taube) (6 Mar. 1908-22 July 1998) Sherman were among the group of dentists and their wives who started Alpha Omega Fraternity in Canada in 1921. Dr. Sherman was an International President of AO, and the founder of the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada; he also served as its Secretary-Treasurer for many years. He was an exemplary leader in dentistry across the world and also served the profession as an inventor of dental equipment.
John Sherman died Sept. 30, 1982 and Etta Sherman died July 22, 1998.
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Subjects
Greek letter societies
Name Access
Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Toronto Chapter
Sherman, Etta, 1908-1998
Sherman, John, 1901-1982
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-7-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-7-9
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
13 m of textual records and graphic material
Date
1936-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the operations of the Hamilton Jewish Federation, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Hamilton, the Hamilton Talmud Torah, the Jewish Board of Education of Hamilton and the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre. Included are meeting minutes, subject files, correspondence files, newsletters, student files and photographs related to all areas of Jewish life in the city.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
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MG2 G2B
Name Access
Hamilton Jewish Federation
Hamilton Jewish Community Centre
Council of Jewish Organizations (Hamilton, Ont.)
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Hamilton, Ont.)
Jewish Board of Education (Hamilton, Ont.)
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.3 m of textual records
Date
1979-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records of the USDS Board of Directors, Membership, Executive Committee, working committees, programs and office files. The records document budgeting, teachers' welfare, membership appointments, synagogue affiliation, the 25th anniversary of USDS and transportation. The records include minutes, notices, agendas, correspondence, memos to parents, memos to teachers and lists. The following committees and groups are documented: Scholarships and Bursaries; Personnel; Ways and Means; Growth; House; Building; Fiscal; Special Tuition Committee, Board of Jewish Education; Parents' Association; CHAT; Junior High School committee; Education committee; Special Education sub-committee; Mainstreaming committee; and Pre-school sub-committee. As well, special programs are highlighted. These include: the Cultural Enrichment program; Keren Ami; Avraham Nachum Memorial (1976-1980); and French Language Grants. Finally, there are files pertaining to interaction with the Ontario Jewish Association for Equity in Education and the Ontario Association of Alternative and Independent Schools.
Administrative History
In 1957, the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, a Conservative congregation, opened a congregational day school, the Foundation day school, consisting of a kindergarten and grades one to four. In 1961, eight other synagogues joined with Beth Tzedec to form the United Synagogue Day School. Beginning in 1965, the school offered instruction from Nursery to grade nine. From 1971 to 1973, the United Synagogue Day School also included a high school.
The school was founded in order to provide students with a complete general and Judaic education. The language of instruction in the Judaic studies was Hebrew. The Judaic curriculum was presented within the framework of Conservative Judaism. However, the students were taught the traditional customs and observances. Within the confines of the school, students were expected to conform to traditional, religious behavior. Emphasis was placed on the diversity of Judaism and the importance of the re-establishment of the state of Israel.
Each day included instruction in both Judaic and general studies, which were sometimes integrated together. Wherever possible, the general studies were approached from a Jewish perspective.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see related records in accession 1986-11/5, MG 3 A4 (Beth Tzedec) and 1980-12/12 (Beth Tzedec).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-1-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records
photographs
1 apron
Date
1912–1979
Scope and Content
Accession includes periodicals, a book, pamphlets, a certificate, clippings on Hadassah-WIZO and records relating to Youth Aliyah, Ajalon, Beth Tzedec and Palestine Lodge. As well, there is a 1925 University of Toronto yearbook. There are also several photographs taken in 1943 of the interior of the Canadian Jewish Congress Service Mens Club, at 44 St. George Street, Toronto (Community House). The artifact is a blue and white striped apron, ca. 1940s. -- 1 apron : textile, blue, red and white ; 91 cm in length. -- A blue and white striped apron with red initials embroidered in the center, white lining around the sleeves, and a blue and white striped belt for tying the apron around the waist. In fair condition. The apron is ripped at the side and slightly stained in some spots. Current location: PacArt, Box 27.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-12-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
45 cm of textual and graphic material
Date
1939-1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records of the Northwood Country Club, copies of newsletters edited by Al Cooper, and copies of comic book pages drawn by Cooper.
Administrative History
Al Cooper was a well-known Canadian comic book artist in the 1940s. He died on 7 Jan. 1986 at the age of 60. Mr. Cooper worked for Active Comics and was responsible for three of the original Canadian comic books: Commandos, Captain Red Thornton, and Scotty McDonald. He later became a partner and director of Maple Leaf Press, and in 1963 started his own printing company, Cooper Graphics and Associates. He served as president of the Downsview Lodge of B'nai Brith. He was also involved with the Northwood Country Club in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-6
Material Format
graphic material
object
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 20 x 25 cm
Artifacts
Date
1929-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several artifacts including: Life member for Baycrest plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, 1981; American Israel Numismatic Association plaque awarded to Allan Grossman, November 1972; Minister of Revenue framed golden seal, ca. 1970s; Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada Award of Service plaque presented to Allan Grossman; Quinte Regional Detention Center plaque presented to Allan Grossman, 1971; B'nai Brith Convention guest badge, 1-4 June 1969; Grey Cup badge,1980; Jigsaw puzzles from the Allan Grossman Campaign; Federal-Provincial Conference of First Ministers delegate badge, 15-17 November 1991; Yellow and blue Davis sign; Yellow and blue Davis hats; Yellow and blue Davis jackets; plaque commemorating the new bridge in Toronto opened December 23, 1953; plaque commemorating 1956 visit with the Pope, 25 April 1956; Framed certificate given to Allan Grossman on his 70th Birthday from the Premier of Ontario, 4 March 1974; Harold King Farm plaque given to Allan Grossman; shovel from the Ground Breaking ceremony of the new Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 30 June 1983; B'nai Brith Distinguished Citizen Award plaque given to Allan Grossman, 3 March 1974; Small plaque from Premier William Davis honouring Allan Grossman, 1972; Memorial Groves plaque.
Photographs include a collage of portraits of members (including Allan Grossman) of the Toronto Boy Municipal Council 1929, and a photo of William McIntyre, acting clerk of the Executive Council, administering the oath of office to Allan Grossman, Minister Without Portfolio, at the Ontario Parliament on November 21, 1960. Also picured are Leslie Frost and Keiller McKay. A third photograph was taken at a visit in 1965 to the Ontario Legislature with ohn Robarts, Premier of Ontario, and Menachem Begin of Israel.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-7-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
31 audio cassettes
18 cm of textual records
3 photographs
Date
[192-?]-1976
Scope and Content
This accession consists primarily of materials created during an oral history project with seniors from the Hamilton Jewish community. This project was coordinated by Sylvia Klein initially through funding from a government Local Initiative Programme and then on a volunteer basis. Klein conducted this work under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Speisman, then Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region Archives. The records include oral histories on audio cassettes, transcripts, notes, reports, programmes, handbooks, and photographs.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-2-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
120 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1955-1988
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Harry and Florence Topper. Included are booklets, etchings, letters, magazines, scrapbooks, photographs, recipes, and other documents.
Custodial History
Materials were donated by Victor and Renee Topper.
Subjects
Married people
Name Access
Topper, Florence, 1900-1989
Topper, Harry, 1900-1981
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-6-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 70 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
[ca.1930]-1982
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records relating to the life and career of journalist and news editor, Ralph Hyman. The records include newspaper articles and books written by Ralph Hyman, correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera
Administrative History
Ralph Hyman (1906–1989) was a Toronto journalist who also played an active role in Jewish community organizations. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1906, the son of Russian parents, Sarah and Hyman Radutsky. The name was changed to Hyman in Scotland. Several years after his birth, the family immigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, where they stayed until Ralph was seventeen. In 1924, they moved again, this time to Los Angeles. There, Ralph began his journalism career with the Glendale Times. In 1925, the family moved to Toronto, where Ralph got a job as a reporter for the Toronto Star. In 1928, he moved to the Mail and Empire. When the Mail and Empire merged with the Globe to form the Globe and Mail in 1936, he became a reporter and a political and feature writer. Ralph remained at the Globe and Mail unitl his retirement in 1971. A few months after his retirement, he returned to work as editorial consultant to the Canadian Jewish News. In 1972, he was appointed editor of that publication, a position he filled until his final retirement in 1980.
Ralph Hyman was active in the Joint Community Relations Committee, the Toronto Newspaper Guild and the Toronto Men's Press Club. He was married to Edith Etigson, and they had two children: Gerald David and Roger Leslie.
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MG6 D
Subjects
Editors
Journalists
Name Access
Hyman, Ralph, 1906-1989
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-6-7
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records
2 artifacts
Date
1938-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the life and communal service of Dr. Hyman O. Singer. Included are records related to B'nai Brith District No. 22, Eastern Canadian Council, and the Jacob Goldblatt Lodge; Canadian Jewish Congress, the Welland Hebrew Congregation; and other organizations such as the Canadian Council fo Christians and Jews and the National Council of Jewish Women. In addition, there are two objects: a B'nai B'rith badge and a plastic portfolio for the B'nai Brith Triennial Convention in 1965.
Administrative History
Born in Montreal, Dr. Hyman O. Singer (1908-1981) graduated with an M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1937. In 1940 he settled in Welland, Ontario. He was the first member of the Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines and later became a member of the Jacob Goldblatt Lodge and served as its president, from 1949-1950. He served on the national executive of B'nai Brith, and as their vocational service commissioner. During his term as president of the Anshe Yosher Congregation (Welland Hebrew Congregation), a new synagogue and centre was built. He was a member of the National Executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and served as vice-chairman of the Educational and Cultural Committee. He was also the president of the medical staff of the Welland County General Hospital and Chief of the Department of General Practice. He died in St. Catharines in 1981.
Name Access
Singer, Hyman 1908-1981
Places
Welland, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-7-1
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1948-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Beth Israel Synagogue in Toronto. Included are a Hebrew prayer book, a plan showing the Beth Israel Synagogue cemetery, correspondence, an inventory, a general by-law (constitution) of the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, a journal listing members and disbursements, a folder of indentures, minutes, and other materials.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Israel Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Shaarei Shomayim (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
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
2002-10-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Date
[1930-?]-[198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the B'nai Brith Lord Melchett Lodge in St. Catharines, Ontario. Included is correspondence, booklets, ledgers, financial records, and lists.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-11-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and some graphic material
Date
[196-]-1994
Scope and Content
This accession consists of meeting minutes and correspondence relating to the Ajalon Chapter of Hadassah and the Ajalon Lodge Auxilary from the 1960s to 1994. There are many thank-you notes and letters to and from Ajalon Chapter members.
Administrative History
Ajalon was a Chapter of Toronto Hadassah-Wizo. Maita Newton was President of the Ajalon Chapter for a term which ended in 1982. The Ajalon Lodge was a men's club for members of the Zionist Orgainization of Canada and its affiliates.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-9-2
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
7 photographs
artifacts
Date
1908-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artifacts documenting the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and the Jewish community of Thunder Bay. The records include a brass menorah and shivisi from the Synagogue, along with a wooden tablet of the ten commandments (1920s); a marriage register (1908-1951); a minute book of the chevra kadisha (1913-1986); B'nai Brith Lodge membership registration books, minute books, a dues book, and a framed citation (1911-1970); and several photographs including the Jewish community's float for the coronation of King George VI, the turning of the sod for the new synagogue, the B'nai Brith Lodge annual picnic in Port Arthur and a meeting honouring Jewish servicemen of the Second World War, and three portraits of the Synagogue's honourary presidents.
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MG 2 B 1ii
MG 3 B 23
Subjects
Communities
Synagogues
Name Access
Shaarey Shomayim Congregation (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Places
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1961-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting correspondence for the Moess Chittin Fund to Big 9 synagogues and small community synagogues for the period 1980-1981. In addition, there is one file containing lists related to the Ontario Jewish Archives entitled "opening lists"; however, one of the lists included in this file is from 1983. Photographs are primarily from the Moess Chittin Campaign Banquet for Torontonians vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida, 1961. In addition, there are photos of the Youth Council, Regional Conference in London, and a photo with Mildred Devor. Additional individuals identified in Moess Chittin fund related photos include Frank Rubinstein (Hamilton), Jack Goldberg (Belleville), Henry Weisman (North Bay), and Ben Swartz (Peterborough), each of whom is pictured shaking hands with Phil Givens. Photographs by: Graphic Artists Toronto; Barney Gloster Studios Windsor; and Arthur Kay Studio Toronto.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-5-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
Date
[ca. 1971]-[ca. 1976]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to the dismissal of Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg by the Beth Tzedec Board and relating to the Rabbi Hollander case; copies of "The Committee of 10 Report" and "Setting the Records Straight: Analysis and refutation of The Committee of 10 report"; Beth Tzedec Board letters and Bulletins; Beth Tzedec Congregational School Education and Youth Committee minutes and newsletters; Beth Tzedec Congregation Constitution and By-Laws; a report on membership dues policy; and records relating to the Board elections.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Rosenberg, Stuart E., 1922-1990
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-001
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w
Date
1907-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a booklet for a testimonial diner in honour of Joshua J. Barsht (arranged by the Ostrowcer Synagogue and Society), notes from the meetings of the subcommittee on 58 Cecil Street to discuss the future of the building, and a ticket for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.
Also included are documents for the Leranbaum-Nisker family including a marriage certificate (1907), correspondence regarding verification of ages of the bride and groom for old age security (1953), a Canadian certificate of naturalization, a death certificate, and several obituaries.
This accession also includes phtographs of Mr. and Mrs. Zelig Nisker, Yukel Nesker, Isidore and Sylvia Rayman, and the Ostrovtzer Mutual Benefit Society Ladies Auxiliary.
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MG3 A22
MG6 K
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Nisker (family)
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 scrapbooks on microfiche
Date
1932-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to the Peterborough Jewish community that have been microfilmed
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm and 14 x 10 cm
1 cm of textual records
Date
[194-]-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by the London Jewish Community Centre including a report to the special committee for the study of the London Jewish community, programmes for the centre and the constitution and by-laws for the London Jewish Youth Association. There is also a photograph of two unidentified men at the dedication of the Shimon Siegel Rabbi Study, as well as three photographs of an unknown motorcycle club.
Administrative History
The Jewish Community Centre of London was originally affiliated with the United Way; however, today they form a part of the United Jewish Appeal London Federation. Previously, the Centre offered programmes for the Jewish community of London including day camps, Hebrew schools, seniors groups, and other recreational events. Today, these programmes are still being offered, but have grown substantially to accommodate the increasing demand.
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MG2 M4
MG2 P4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-15
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-15
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1967-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a report by Rabbi Dr. Leo Davids on Toronto's Jewish family life education program written in 1971 and a copy of Race: Human Rights Legislation in Ontario, Vol. 1X (No. 2), October 1967.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1994-1-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1930-1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records from the Bureau of Jewish Education, including a pamphlet and memorandum. There are also bulletins from the Canadian Jewish Congress Youth Division Bulletins (1938, 1939) and several Yiddish journals including Bascheiden (1930), Heftn (1929), and two copies of In Gevirbl a monthly journal for literature and art (1930). Some of the topics and authors included in the 1938 Youth Division bulletin include: Editorial by Percy Kaplan, A Report on the Hamilton Conference of the Central Division of the Jewish Congress by Harry Steiner; The Youth Rally by Bertha Freed; The Youth Division of the United Jewish Welfare Fund by Boris Adelberg; Jewish Youth and Palestine by M. Kraicer; The Refugee Problem by Dr. James Parkes, (CBC broadcast 12. Nov. 1938).
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Eiran Harris who was a member of the CJC National Archives committee and is an archivist at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2001-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2001-7-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm and 19 x 25 cm
Date
1961-1964, 1979
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records predominantly related to the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (1961-1964). There are also 2 photographs of the Canadian Technion Society and several other documents pertaining to the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto (1961), Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary Session (1962), the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto (1962) , and a personal letter from Saul Hayes to Victor Sefton (1979).
Administrative History
The Toronto Jewish Historical Society was founded in 1946 by a group of professional and business men interested in the study of Jewish history, literature, religion, philosophy, and society. The Society, which had no sponsoring organization or affiliation, met to listen to papers given by members or guest speakers.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1967-1974
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a news clipping from the Oshawa Times about the fourtieth anniversary of the Piyah Chapter of Hadassah in 1967, two flyers advertising NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth of the Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America) events in Oshawa, a schedule for an unidentified conference on "The Jew in a Secular Society", and a draft for a flyer concerning an oral history project focused on small communities.There is also a July 1974 edition of Vote magazine featuring election publicity for Max Saltsman.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1983-1-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1973-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents including constitution, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists and reports of the Principals' Association of Jewish Schools in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1989-1-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : b&w and col.; 26 x 21 or smaller
Date
1954-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Labour League's 10th anniversary [ca.1944] and the League's successor organization - United Jewish People's Order, including material from it's Fourth National Convention in 1954. There is memorabilia documenting asociated camps Kinderland and Naivelt. Included are newsletters, flyers, and newspaper clippings, and sketches. The photographs feature UJPO schools with children in classrooms.
Administrative History
In 1936 the Labour League (later the United Jewish People's Order) bought Eldorado Park near Brampton, Ontario from the Canadian National Railway to establish Camp Naivelt. It functioned as a camp for children and families and ran a teacher training facility.
Name Access
Camp Naivelt
United Jewish People's Order
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-4-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 23 cm
Date
1936-1972
Scope and Content
Accession includes material pertaining to Morris Stern including a business card "M. Stern Agency for Fresh Milk and Cream ' (1936), correspondence with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee concerning the contribution by the Lagower Hilfa Verein (Lagover Hilfs Farein) of Toronto toward the establishment of a Gemiloth Chessed Kassa in Lagov, Poland (1938).There are 2 documents associated with Morris' activities with the J.L. Peretz Branch 26 of the Farband Labour Zionist Order, and the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society (1960).As well there is his son William Stern's bar mitzvah invitation (1934), a photo of Bill with a group in front of an El Al plane in Israel, and a letter from Sol Kanee of the Canadian Jewish Congress to Bill , the Executive Director of the Council of Jewish organizations of Hamilton (1972) Finally, there is a framed certificate from the Jewish National Fund of Hamilton, Ontario Negev Dinner honouring Harold Minden Q.C.
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MG2A2A
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-8-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1997-8-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 25 cm and 13 x 18 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1937-[ca.1975]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of group photographs of members of the Labour League's Ostrovtzer Branch in Toronto in the 1940s and 1970s. Accession also inlcudes photocopies of letters written in Yiddish from Chana or Chaim Lalcman, a prisoner of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and Symcha Lalcman and Laurie Minchew who appear to be living on Godesberger Strasse in (Bonn?) Germany. The letters were sent to the Greenspoon Bros. in Sudbury, Ontario. Another letter is from Simon (Shimon) Leib Kierbel, a DP in Germany, sent to Esther Borenstein, who lived at 60 Barton Ave. in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1946-1982
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a booklet in Yiddish consisting of reprints of articles from the Canadian Zionist, The Judean, and the Canadian Jewish Eagle (1946); a Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Honour Roll Book (1968); a booklet in Yiddish "The Halacha and the Posek in Israel" by Rabbi Gedalia Felder [ca.1972]; and a program "An Evening of Music and Comedy" starring Jackie Mason and Paul Zim, presented by the Mizrachi Men's Organization of Toronto (1982). In addition there are lists in Yiddish and English of donations to an unidentified organization.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
25 slides : col. ; 35 mm
Date
1978
Scope and Content
This accession consists of slides documenting Doris Fleishman's musical show at Bayview Villa in August of 1978. The images depict residents of the Villa dancing, playing musical instruments and watching the review.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-24
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1902-1984
Scope and Content
Accession consists of personal documents and correspondence pertaining to the lives of Claire and Paul Wertheimer.The documents are in German, Latin and French as well as English. Included are Austrian birth and marriage certificates for both, Paul's school transcript (Wein, Austria 1920-23), letters confirming his attendance at the University of Wein (1931-33), as well as employment references (France 1938, 1945). In addition there are United States Naturalization certificates for Paul and Claire (1957) and correspondence from relatives concerning the Hebrew and English inscriptions on the Wertheimers' headstones in Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.
Administrative History
Claire was born in 1903 in Czernovicz, Austria. Paul was born in 1903 in Wein, Austria. They were married in 1926 in Wein. Documents indicate that they lived in France in the late 1930s and were in the United States by the early 1950s.They died within a day of each other in 1983 and are buried north of Toronto, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Name Access
Wertheimer, Claire, 1903-1983
Wertheimer, Paul, 1903-1983
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-3-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
120 photographs : b&w
Date
[195-?]-[197-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of invitations, programs, tributes and dedications relating to Holy Blossom Temple, along with photographs from Mount Sinai Hospital events.
Descriptive Notes
The photographs are contact prints.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-6-14
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records.
Date
1960-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of several bulletins (1975-1976), a letter from the Beth Zion Congregation in Oshawa, and material from the Piyah Chapter of Hadassah in Oshawa (1960-1970). Included are flyers of organizational news, events, and announcements of meetings.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-1-9
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 button : metal ; 3 cm in diam.
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a button featuring a religious scene. A bearded man is standing with his arms outstretched and an individual is kneeling before him. This is possibly a scene from the Book of Esther (Purim). Surrounding the image is either Hebrew or Yiddish text.
Source
Archival Accessions
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