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Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1
Source
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David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1906-1999
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence and documents pertaining to the Vanek family in Russia and their early years in Ontario, recent letters from a cousin concerning family genealogy, personal letters from Vanek to his wife with anecda, as well as correspondence concerning personal and professional matters from colleagues and friends.There is also an itinerary and notes from a judges' trip to China that took place in 1983, and several photographs of the Vanek family.
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David Vanek fonds
Military service records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 2
Source
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Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Military service records series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Vanek served in the Canadian Intelligence Corps and Field Security in England during the Second World War.
Scope and Content
Series includes a confirmation record of David Vanek's active war service, a certificate of attendance at Oxford University Leave course, and a request for financial assistance for study in England pending repatriation to Canada.
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David Vanek fonds
Occupational records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 3
Source
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Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Occupational records series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1946-1990
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Vanek attended the University of Toronto School of Law, and subsequently was a lecturer in that school for one academic year. Twenty years later he was appointed Provincial Court Judge, Criminal Division, and served on the bench for twenty-one years.
Scope and Content
The material includes articles and correspondence pertaining to his education and career at the University of Toronto School of Law, and career as a Provincial Court Judge. The address David Vanek delivered at his retirement dinner, and several photographs taken during the period of his time on the bench are included.
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David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957-1996
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm and 15 x 18 cm and 10 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Vanek was involved in a number of community organizations, several of which he helped to establish. These included Temple Sinai in the 1950s. In 1963 he ran for the Ontario Provincial Legislature but failed to win his seat. He was a founder of the Lawrence Manor Ratepayers Association, and of the Credit Counselling Service of Metropolitan Toronto.
Scope and Content
The material consists of publicity brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs documenting Vanek's association with various organizations.
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Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1995
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
43 photographs
2 postcards
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman’s family/private life and such hobbies as yachting and travel. Included are photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, invitations, certificates, speeches, a travel diary, a passport, and a scrapbook. The series is made up of two sub-series: 1. David and Rose Dunkelman (including biographies of those in the Dunkelman family) and 2. Theodora Dunkelman (Ben Dunkelman’s sister).
Name Access
Dunkelman, David, 1883-1978 (subject)
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949 (subject)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1927-1996
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
2 photographs
4 postcards : b&w and col. ; 9 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman, like his parents, was an active Zionist throughout his life. As a young man from 1930-1931, he lived in Israel and later fought in the Arab-Israeli War. Following the war in 1948-49, he wrote articles, kept correspondence, encouraged investment, and gave speeches in support of Israel. He was also on the executive committee of Israel Speaks, an American publication, and was a member of the Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC). In 1976, Dunkelman agreed to be the deputy president of the ZOC’s Charitable Fund.
Scope and Content
The series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman's Zionist activities. Included are legal papers, photographs, correspondence, articles and newspaper clippings.
Notes
Herb Mowat was a Canadian Zionist who maintained a correspondence with Dunkelman during the 1950s and 1960s. Dunkelman acquired some of his records.
Source
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Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1898, 1941-1988
Physical Description
56 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman’s involvement in business was wide-ranging. He served as president of Tip Top Tailors after his father and as president of Cloverdale Shopping Centre. Along with his wife, Yael, he also opened the Dunkelman Gallery for modern art and Dunkelman's restaurant.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs, correspondence, pamphlets and papers documenting Benjamin Dunkelman’s business activities. The files are organized into three sub-series: Tip-Top Tailors, Constellation Hotel, and Dunkelman Gallery.
Notes
Physical description: Includes 6 cm of textual records, 5 architectural drawings, and 1 postcard.
Subjects
Business
Physical Condition
Most photographs are warped.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Second World War series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
1942-1995
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
During the Second World War, Dunkelman served as a major in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. After enlisting in 1940, he became a platoon commander. Dunkelman took part in the second wave of D-Day landings in 1944 and later assisted in the final Allied assault on Germany, earning the Distinguished Service Order. He left the army in 1945 after the war had ended. The Queen's Own Rifles Association and the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science organized a reception in 1976 to honour the publication of Dunkelman's autobiography, Dual Allegiance.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Ben Dunkelman's involvement in the Second World War. Included are newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and correspondence. Some files deal with Dunkelman's experiences during the war; others relate to Dunkelman's relationship with veterans after the war and, in one case, with his memories of the war. The files cover such subjects as The Queen's Own Rifles, Veterans, the liberation of The Netherlands, Aubrey Cosens (a soldier under Dunkelman’s command who was killed in battle but later honoured with the Victoria Cross), and the prosecution of Nazi war criminals.
Notes
Physical description: Includes 85 photographs, 1 album, and 10 maps.
Name Access
Cosens, Aubrey, 1921-1945 (subject)
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information on Dunkelman's involvement in the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
1943-1991
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
28 photographs
20 maps
Admin History/Bio
Dunkelman joined the Machal (foreign fighters for Israel) (Hebrew: " ) in 1948 at the onset of the First Arab-Israeli War and was active in helping the fledgling Israeli Army break out of Jerusalem and find a road to Tel Aviv. The Burma Road—named after a Second World War Burma supply route—was a makeshift route from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv. Israeli soldiers, including Dunkelman, drove a convoy at night along a little-used route to reconnect the two cities. Later in the war, commanding the 7th Brigade, he captured Nazareth and northern Galilee. After Dunkelman had left the Israel Defense Forces in 1949 to seek work as a businessman, he kept in contact with the armed forces of Israel through such organizations as the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, the 7th Brigade Veterans Fund, American Veterans of Israel, the Association of Jewish War Veterans, and the Mahal Association.
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and maps and documents recording Ben Dunkelman's involvement in the First Arab-Israeli War. The series branches into the following topics in this order: Machal; the 7th Brigade; Operation Hiram; Operation Dekel; the Burma Road; the Israel Defence Forces; a Profile of Ben Dunkelman; and Arab-Israeli War veterans.
Subjects
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information on the war. Dunkelman wrote an autobiography, Dual Allegiance, based on his experiences in the First Arab-Israeli War and the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
[194-?]-1997
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman published his memoirs with MacMillan of Canada in 1976 under the title Dual Allegiance. Although nearly thirty years had passed since his involvement in the Second World War and the First Arab-Israeli War, Dunkelman began researching his memoirs in the 1950s and an early version of the book, Israel Assignment, was finished in 1959. After further research, writing and correspondence with publishers, Dunkelman finally secured publication of the manuscript with MacMillan of Canada under the title Dual Allegiance, which was published in 1976. The response to Dual Allegiance after its publication in November came quickly. MacMillan collected many of the newspaper reviews and sent them to Dunkelman. Ben Dunkelman also wrote several different screenplays based on his autobiography. These range from plot summaries to a full-length screenplay submitted to Charles Greene which includes directions for camera shots.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, research notes, novel notes, manuscripts, reviews, film/TV scripts, clippings and publicity material related to Ben Dunkelman’s autobiography, Dual Allegiance, which was published by MacMillan in 1976. The series contains drafts of Israel Assignment. It also contains some correspondence, both between Dunkelman and MacMillan about the book, and from readers commenting on it. The series is organized into several general areas in the following order: research, manuscripts, publicity, correspondence and Film/TV scripts.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 30 maps, 4 photographs, and 2 albums.
Subjects
Authors
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Speeches series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1979
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Throughout much of his adult life, Dunkelman wrote and gave speeches in support of Israel. Forums for these talks ranged from synagogues and temples to the Galt Kiwanis Club, the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Toronto, military reunions, B'Nai Brith and the Detroit Book Fair at that city's Jewish Community Centre.
Scope and Content
Series consists of speeches delivered and written by Benjamin Dunkelman on subjects such as Canadian Jewry, Machal, Hadassah, Zionism, the Arab League and the Allon Plan. The series includes correspondence related to these speeches, along with notes and brochures.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1900]-2000
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell, the son of Paul and Mollie Edell, was one of five siblings. He and Dolly Weinstock, the daughter of Moishe and Sylvia Weinstock, had two daughters and two sons and lived in Toronto. After Dolly died in 1961, he married Celia (nee Rogen) Hoffman, a widow, in 1966. He became the stepfather to the two sons of Max and Celia Hoffman who had been residents of Hamilton. Some members of the family remained in Toronto while others moved to other parts of Canada, the United States and Israel. Sol Edell was actively involved in or provided financial support to many educational, professional and religious organizations.
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence, invitations, publications, photographs, family films and a sound recording. The series is made up of seven sub-series: Associations, Charities, Community Activities, Education and Extra-Curricular Activities, Life Cycle and Family Events, Religious, and Residence.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 12 photographs, 7 film reels, 1 audio reel, 1 plaque, 4 badges, and 47 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Hoffman, Celia
Rho Pi Phi
Harbord Collegiate
Subjects
Education
Greek letter societies
Physical Condition
Film and sound reels should be digitized.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Edell's Drug Store and Elmhurst Pharmacy series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1947-1969
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
3 photographs
7 architectural plans
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell graduated with a degree in pharmacy in 1943. After completing his military service, he opened Edell's Drug Store and began working as a pharmacist. He subsequently opened two other drug stores, Edell's Drug Store located on Spadina Avenue and Elmhurst Drugs. Although he continued to own Elmhurst Drugs until his death in 2000, he retired from pharmacy in 1962.
Scope and Content
Series consists of material relating to the establishment and operation of Sol Edell’s pharmacy from the three locations where he operated drug stores. Series consists of financial records, newspaper advertisements, ink blotters, and flyers and prescription envelopes from the 1940s and 1950s with the name and logo of Edell’s Drug Store. In addition, there is correspondence and legal documents pertaining to a planned renovation of the Queen Street Store and the expropriation of the building by the City of Toronto. Also included is a photograph of a group of Toronto pharmacists.
Name Access
Edell's Drug Store
Elmhurst Pharmacy
Elmhurst Plaza
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Elmdale Investments series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1955-[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
24 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
Elmdale Investments Ltd. was a corporation founded by Sol Edell in 1958. Sol Edell was the majority owner, although its shareholders also included Sol's first wife, Dolly; his second wife, Celia; and his father-in-law, Moishe Weinstock. It was through this company that Sol Edell developed the Elmhurst Plaza property and managed the plaza. The corporation was still in existence at the time of Sol Edell’s death.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and blueprints relating to the purchase of the property in 1956 and the construction of the Elmhurst Plaza in 1957. There are contracts and financial records dealing with the maintenance and rental of the plaza. Among the tenants listed were Oshawa Food Wholesalers and Power Supermarkets. The series also contains information about the shareholders of Elmdale Investments, Sol Edell's business cards, and company stationery.
Name Access
Elmdale Investments
Elmhurst Plaza
Oshawa Food Wholesalers
Power Supermarkets
Weinstock, Moishe
Subjects
Architecture
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Deltex Draperies Ltd. and Dodd's Draperies Ltd. series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
7 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
In 1964, Sol Edell invested in a retail textile store, Deltex Draperies Ltd., which had been founded by a group of businessmen including his cousin, Israel Edell. In 1971, they opened a second store, Dodd's Draperies Ltd., and, in 1979, the two companies merged under the name Dodd’s Draperies Ltd. In 1987, the store closed and the building was sold. During their lengthy business association, Israel Edell supervised the day-to-day operation of the stores while Sol Edell was responsible for the overall financial management and the construction of the new premises at 1445 Bathurst Street.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minute books, documents of incorporation, and stock certificates relating to the establishment of both Deltex Draperies and Dodd’s Draperies and the eventual merger of the two stores. In addition, series includes minutes and financial reports dealing with the operation of both companies. Also included are correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the building at 1445 Bathurst Street as well as the sale of that building.
Name Access
Deltex Draperies Ltd.
Dodd's Draperies Ltd.
Edell, Israel
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
5
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1958-2008
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Adas Israel is an orthodox congregation that was founded in the 1920s. The original building was on Cannon Street in downtown Hamilton. After the arrival of Rabbi Morton Green in 1958, a decision was made to move the synagogue to the western suburbs of Hamilton. The new building was built in 1961 and also included the Hamilton Hebrew Academy Day School. Since its move, synagogue membership has increased from 75 families to 350 families. Sol Edell became a member in 1966 after he married Celia Hoffman who was a member of the congregation. He did not attend the synagogue and had no regular involvement but did supervise a number synagogue renovation projects.
Custodial History
The material in this series was originally collected by the Hoffman family who were members of the congregation in the 1960s. Sol Edell became a member of the congregation after his marriage to Celia Hoffman in 1966. After her death in 1973, he inherited the material that she had collected and he continued to receive material from the congregation since he maintained his membership until his death in 2000.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, blueprints, photographs, audiotapes and films relating to the establishment and construction of the new synagogue in 1961. It also includes correspondence and anniversary books documenting a variety of synagogue activities such as the dedication of the synagogue and a tribute dinner honouring Rabbi Mordechai Green. Also included are synagogue bulletins from 1958 to 2000. The series is made up of 6 sub series: Building, Clergy, Religious, Programmes, Administration and Finance, and Publications.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 27 photographs, 3 audio reels, 1 film reel, 15 architectural drawings, and 1 key.
Name Access
Green, Morton, Rabbi
Hoffman, Celia
Hamilton Hebrew Academy Day School
Subjects
Architecture
Education
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
6
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1953-2008
Physical Description
54 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Clanton Park Synagogue was an orthodox synagogue that began as a shteibel in 1955 in the newly built up area of North York. Originally, services were held in homes or rented quarters. In 1957, land was purchased on Lowesmoor Avenue, and in 1961, the synagogue building was dedicated. The congregation, which initially consisted of 20 families, has grown steadily over the years and now has a membership of over 300 families. Sol Edell was one of the founding members of Clanton Park. He was president of the synagogue and served on the Board. He was involved in the purchase of the property and supervised the construction, the renovation and upkeep of the building. As well, he was active in the programmes sponsored by the synagogue such as the Long Life Club, which provided activities for seniors. He attended services on a daily basis and retained his membership until his death in 2000.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, architectural drawings, and films relating to the establishment, construction and renovation of Clanton Park Synagogue. It also includes correspondence, anniversary books, photographs, films and videotapes of various synagogue activities and events including: religious celebrations, social programs, anniversary dinners and rabbinical installations. Also included are synagogue bulletins and membership lists as well as financial and legal records. Finally, series also consists of architectural drawings and textual records documenting Clanton Park's cemetery and Sisterhood.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 648 photographs, 16 architectural drawings, 4 slides, 7 audio cassettes, 5 audio reels, 5 film reels, and 4 videocassettes (VHS).
Name Access
Long Life Club
North York
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1913-1999
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
4 architectural drawings
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Shomrai Shabbos is an orthodox congregation which was founded in 1896. Sol Edell’s grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb, served as rabbi of the congregation from 1900 until 1942. The synagogue was in several downtown locations until it moved to its present location on Glengrove Avenue in North York in 1966. The congregation has grown steadily over the years and now has a membership of over 350 families. Sol Edell’s family were members of the congregation when he was a child. Although he retained his membership in the congregation after his marriage, he rarely attended the services at the synagogue. However, he did continue to participate in fundraising on behalf of the synagogue.
Custodial History
The earlier records were collected by Sol's grandfather, Rabbi Yosef Weinreb, or his father, Paul Edell. After their deaths, Sol maintained his membership in the congregation and continued to receive material from the synagogue.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the establishment, construction, membership and activities of the Shomrai Shabbos Synagogue. Included is correspondence, speeches, technical drawings, financial records, ledgers, a tribute book, legal records, flyers, bulletins, marriage certificate receipts, certificates, invitations, a photograph, and stationary.
Name Access
Felder, Gedalia, Rabbi
Yosef, Weinreb, Rabbi
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1978-2008
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
102 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell had always been an active Zionist and in 1979 his son, Simcha, immigrated to Isreal. Following his son's aliyah, he became the founding chairman of the Aliyah Support Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and an active member of the local chapter of the Parents of North American Israelis. These two organizations respectively provide support for Torontonians and North Americans who have immigrated to Israel. This support includes facilitating the immigration process, providing financial assistance and maintaining contacts between the immigrants and the Toronto Jewish community. He was also involved with a group of Mizrachi members who wanted to build a housing project in Israel. Simcha Edell was an active member of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel which is an Israeli based organization that assists immigrants from North America. Sol Edell served as a liaison between this organization and the Toronto Jewish community. In addition, Simcha Edell, with his father’s assistance, published a directory of former Torontonians living in Israel, the Directory of Toronto Olim.
Scope and Content
The series consists of material relating to the assistance provided by the Toronto Jewish community to Torontonians who had immigrated to Israel. Included are records documenting the Aliyah Support Committee of the Toronto Jewish Congress, the Parents of North American Israelis, and the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel. Records include correspondence, meeting notices, agendas and minutes, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, and Olim directories. Also included are architectural drawings of a housing project in Israel.
Name Access
Aliyah Support Committee, Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto
Parents of North American Israelis
Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel
Simcha Edell
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Cemeteries and funeral homes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Cemeteries and funeral homes series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
9
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1953-2000
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
One of Sol Edell’s interests was ensuring the preservation of Jewish cemeteries. He was the president of the Jones Avenue cemetery, a member of the Board of Pardes Shalom and also served as chair of the Cemetery Committee of Clanton Park. He designed the archway at the entrance to Clanton Park's section located in the Roselawn Cemetery. He was also the synagogue’s representative on the Board of Directors of Steeles College Memorial Park.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence relating to the operation of various cemeteries and funeral homes including the Jones Avenue Cemetery, which was established in the late Nineteenth century. Also included is correspondence and financial reports from Steeles College Memorial Park. As well, there is a plot map of the International Workmen's Circle section in the Mount Sinai Cemetery, Bathurst Lawn Cemetery and Jones Avenue Cemetery. Finally, there are photographs of the Pardes Shalom Cemetery and three audio-visual recordings of Jones Avenue Cemetery.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 11 photographs, 4 architectural drawings, and 3 videocassettes.
Name Access
Pardes Shalom
Dawes Road
Jones Avenue
International Workmen's Circle
Roselawn
Steeles College Memorial Chapel
Mount sinai Cemetery
Subjects
Cemeteries
Funeral homes
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
10
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[1967?]-1993
Physical Description
34 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Sol Edell was active in the collection, preservation and exhibition of historical material relating to the history of Canadian Jewry. He was one of the founders and Chair of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region / Toronto Jewish Congress Archives (later the Ontario Jewish Archives). Among his achievements were the restoration of the Kiever Synagogue and organizing the showing of the exhibit Journey into Our Heritage. In addition, he was a financial supporter of the Baycrest Museum, the Jewish Historical Society of Canada and a member of the Toronto Jewish Historical Society.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Sol Edell's heritage related activities, particularly his involvement with the Ontario Jewish Archives. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, financial and legal records, photographs, flyers, press releases, brochures, administrative records, reports, lists, notes, sound records, architectural drawings, exhibit material, grant applications, invitations, and programmes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 10 photographs, 3 audio cassettes, and 5 architectural drawings.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region / Toronto Jewish Congress Archives
Toronto Jewish Historical Society
Historical Society of Western Canada
Baycrest Heritage Museum
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Journey into Our Heritage
Subjects
Architecture
Nonprofit organizations
Synagogues
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
11
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1950-2010
Physical Description
77 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
In addition to his ongoing involvement with Clanton Park, the Canadian Jewish Congress Archives, the Aliyah Support Group, Jones Avenue Cemetery, Shomrai Shabbos and Adas Israel, Sol Edell undertook special projects on behalf of a wide array of Jewish organizations. These include cultural (Toronto Cantorial Scholarship Fund), educational (Netivot Hatorah and Yeshivat Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot), religious (Union of Jewish Orthodox Congregations), social welfare (Association of Jewish Seniors and Co-Ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly) and Zionist (Canadian Friends of Yeshivat Hakotel and State of Israel Bonds) organizations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Sol Edell's involvement with a wide variety of Jewish educational, social and religious organizations and institutions in Canada, the United States, and Israel. Included are meeting minutes, publications, reports, photographs, correspondence, invitations, programmes, financial records, an architectural drawing, and a sound recording. While many of these organizations such as Eitz Chaim, Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot (educational), Mizrachi Organization of Canada, Emunah Women (Zionist) and Beth Jacob V’Anshe Drildz (synagogue) are orthodox, others such as Associated Hebrew Day Schools (educational), State of Israel Bonds (Zionist) and Co-ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly (social welfare) have no religious affiliation.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 26 photographs, 1 audio cassette, and 1 architectural drawing.
Name Access
Eitz Chaim
Or Chaim Ulpanat Orot
Mizrachi Men’s Organization
Emunah Women
Beth Jacob V'Anshei Drildz (Toronto, Ont.)
Associated Hebrew Day Schools
State of Israel Bonds
Co-ordinated Services to the Jewish Elderly
Camp Moshava
Harbord Collegiate
Netivot Hatorah
Union of Jewish Orthodox Congregations
B'Nei Akiva
Toronto Committee for Bikur Cholim Hospital
Subjects
Charities
Children
Education
Fund raising
Older people
Religion
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Business records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 5; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Business records series
Level
Series
Fonds
5
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[191-]-[194-]
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and a ledger book relating to Paul Edell's business, Royal Printing. The ledger covers the years 1925 to 1932 and contains a list of customers and details about their printing jobs. Also included is Royal Printing stationery as well as samples of stationery that he printed for his customers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 5; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Paul Edell fonds
Community activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
5
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1978
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and a certificate relating to some of Paul Edell’s community activities including Shomrai Shabbos and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1950-1976
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman was the owner of Hamilton Heating and Plumbing and part owner of M. and S. Real Estate Holdings. His partner in the latter company, Sol Hoffman, was also the executor of Max Hoffman's estate. Celia Hoffman was a member of a women's investment club, Iona Share.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence and cheques relating to Max Hoffman's business Hamilton Heating and Plumbing. Also included are a ledger and the financial statements of the Estate of Max Hoffman and M. and S. Real Estate Holding. In addition, there are legal documents and a newspaper clipping about an investment club, Iona Share.
Name Access
Hoffman, Sol
Hamilton Heating and Plumbing
Iona Share Investment Club
M. and S. Hoffman Real Estate Holdings
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1969
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman were involved in many community activities including the synagogue and Jewish education. They raised funds on behalf of the community and also made financial contributions to a variety of Jewish organizations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, financial reports and programme books relating to educational, religious and fraternal organizations and institutions in Hamilton. Series also contains material from local events such as the dedication of Adas Israel synagogue and regional events such as the convention of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region. In addition, there are correspondence and a certificate from Yeshiva University in regards to a scholarship established by Max and Celia Hoffman. Other material includes a calendar published by the Hamilton chapter of B’Nai Brith and the Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Canadian Jewish Congress
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region
Central Fund for Traditional Institutions
Hamilton Talmud Torah
National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory
Subjects
Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
3
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[195-]-1962
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman lived in Hamilton with their 2 children, Stephen and Jay. They were members of Adas Israel synagogue and the Beverley Golf and Country Club. The children attended the Hamilton Talmud Torah.
Scope and Content
Series contains correspondence and blueprints relating to the construction of the Hoffman residence. Also included are the Westlake Secondary School yearbook, the school attended by the Hoffman children and a biography of Meyer Hoffman, a relative of Max Hoffman. In addition, there is correspondence relating to the Hoffman family membership in the Beverley Golf and Country Club.
Name Access
Hamilton
Beverley Golf and Country Club
Subjects
Building
Education
Golf
Recreation
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Board of directors and executive committee minutes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Board of directors and executive committee minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925-1984
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of agendas and minutes of meetings, predominantly those of the Toronto (Central Region) executive committee and board of directors. Other committees represented include the General Membership, Management, Nominations, Arrangements, Personnel, and Case committees. The series also contains some reports on specific topics presented at Executive meetings, and a small amount of correspondence. The series includes a gap for the years 1932-1933, which appear to be missing.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a A1.
Arrangement
The records are arranged chronologically.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Annual meeting proceedings series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926, 1940-1984
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to the JIAS Toronto annual meetings in 1926, and 1940 through 1984. Missing are meetings for 1944-1949, 1951, 1952, 1954-1959, and 1979. The records include agendas, proceedings, addresses of the president and executive director, secretary’s reports, financial reports, invitations, programmes, member and committee lists, and correspondence. There is often also a short biography of the guest speaker. The speeches of the various executive members give an overview of the issues of concern in a particular period.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a C.
Arrangement
The records are arranged chronologically
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926-1956
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of official (published) and unofficial reports the Toronto JIAS office produced between 1926 and 1952. Several different kinds of reports were produced over time: executive secretary reports were those presented to the Toronto JIAS executive at its monthly meetings. These are detailed reports that record the number of clients and describe the services offered by the Toronto office: information bureau, legal aid, location of relatives overseas, reception of newly-arrived immigrants, employment, detention work, United States visas, remittances, refugees and fundraising efforts. Unique cases are often described in detail. Executive secretary reports may correspond to extant executive meeting minutes in Series 1.
The reports after 1935 are more concise “Monthly Reports” and “Reports of Activities” that the regional offices were required to submit to the National Office. These record statistics for meeting immigrant trains, the legal aid department, international services, remittances, information bureau, correspondence department, parcels, naturalization, translations, visits, U.S. visas, deportation, immigrants arrived, and the employment bureau. The Monthly Report was a form shared by the Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver offices, though the reports in this series have only the Toronto numbers filled in.
Social Services reports from the 1950s give departmental statistics not included in the general JIAS monthly reports, including the total expenditure, the number of new applicants, the number assisted, the cases carried over from the previous month and to the next month, the total caseload and the number of cases closed.
In addition the series contains some year-in-review reports from the annual meetings of the executive and membership, and annual reports which include meeting proceedings. As well there is a small number of monthly cash statements.
Notes
This series is an amalgam of series formerly known as MG2 I1a B and MG2 I1a D.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
Series has been compiled and arranged chronologically by the archivist.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Legal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Legal series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1989
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of JIAS Toronto Office legal records including various drafts of the JIAS Constitution, letters patent, wills, bank documents, contracts, leases, mortgages, and clients' sworn declarations. Bank documents include contracts and resolutions that name the Toronto Dominion Bank as the banker of JIAS, appoint signing privileges to executive members, and authorize borrowing and pledging documents. Wills are those naming JIAS as a beneficiary, whereas mortgages relate to property for which JIAS held a mortgage. Leases relate to the premises occupied by JIAS. The files are arranged by category of document.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a E.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1988
Physical Description
2.6 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and maintained by JIAS Toronto in the course of carrying out its core functions and operational activities. The records give evidence of the operation of JIAS programs and services, its relations with other JIAS offices and other immigrant organizations, and with immigrants themselves. The records include correspondence, immigrant lists, memoranda, case sheets, statistics logs, reports, identification documents, and subject files. The series is arranged into three sub-series: Programs and services, Correspondence, and Subject files.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
This series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification (these original numbers remain on the files). Some files were formerly a part of a series (MG2 I1a F) called "Executive Director's reference files," and have been re-assigned here to the appropriate sub-series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927, 1936-1981
Physical Description
43 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of internal JIAS Toronto committees. The records include minutes, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and immigrant lists. JIAS's committee work gives evidence of the breadth of its mandate in representing and serving Jewish immigrants. Committees represented include the Applications Committee, Management Committee, Arrangements Committee, Case Committee, Educational Committee, Reclaims Committee, Council of Organizations, Study Committee on JIAS Services, Co-ordinating Committee on Immigrant Services, Farm and Establishment Committee, Manny Kraicer Scholarship Committee, and Program Development Committee. A block of "Local Committee" files pertains to JIAS's annual regional conferences, and includes minutes, agendas and correspondence, of the Board of Directors, Nominations Committee, Arrangements Committee, and Case Committee. The block of files titled simply “Committee minutes” contains assorted minutes of general membership meetings, special (ad hoc) meetings, officers' meetings, and meetings of the Management Committee, the Council of Organizations, the Building Committee, the Ladies' Auxiliary, the Membership Committee, the Nominations and Arrangements Committee, the Personnel Committee, the Housing Committee, the Planning Committee, the Publicity Committee, the Committee on the JIAS 30th Anniversary, the Editorial Committee, and the Reclaims Committee.
The series is arranged in alphabetical-chronological order with the successive yearly files of committees' records maintained consecutively.
Access Restriction
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.
Arrangement
This series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numbers (these original numbers remain on the files).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1982, predominant 1960-1982
Physical Description
66 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records JIAS maintained of external committees with which it was involved. Most of these records were collected by Louis Poch, who was executive director of JIAS Toronto from 1955-1980 and represented JIAS on many local and regional committees. The records include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, agendas, and studies. Committees represented include the Refugee Committee of the United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA) and the National Inter-faith Co-operative Committee. A block of files on the United Jewish Welfare Fund pertains mainly to its Social Planning Committee and includes memoranda, agendas, notices, reports, and meeting minutes of the Committee on Scholarships-in-Aid, ad-hoc meetings on youth, the Commission on Aging, and Agency Executives. The Canadian Jewish Congress files consist of minutes from the Canadian Jewish Loan Cassa, United Jewish Relief Agencies Committee, Joint Community Relations Committee, School Committee, and Orthodox Division. Records in this block include minutes, correspondence from Congress to member organizations, and chairman’s newsletters (from Sydney Harris). The "Loans to Immigrants" files contain lists, correspondence, spreadsheets, and minutes of United Jewish Relief Agencies’ Collections Committee, Loan Cassa, and Toronto G’Milath Chasodim Association.
Access Restriction
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.
Arrangement
This series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification (these original numbers remain on the files).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Financial series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Financial series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1980
Physical Description
45 cm textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of monthly (cumulative) audited financial reports summarizing JIAS Toronto’s assets, liabilities, deficits, receipts, and disbursements. The reports cover the years between 1950 and 1980. After 1972 they become more detailed, with main headings broken down into sub-categories detailing figures for such areas as revenue receipts, support from the general public, relief costs and special projects. A number of files contain details of salaries and departmental expenses, with a small amount of correspondence and decisions taken at meetings relating to salaries. Series also contains files on the National Budgeting Committee (Conference) of Canadian Jewry, an overseeing body established in 1974 that brought together eleven leading federations and the United Israel Appeal to coordinate and manage the allocation of funds. The NBC files in this series contain minutes of the Study Committee on Immigrant Aid, statistical reports on JIAS expenditures, and correspondence.
Arrangement
The records have been weeded of duplicates, and repeating years combined into single folders. The audit reports formerly constituted the series known as MG2 I1a G. The National Budgeting Committee files were originally part of the series known as MG2 I1a K2, "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, these files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1986
Physical Description
76 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series contains records of immigrant arrivals in Canada from 1949 through 1986. The "sailings" files are basically passenger lists from Atlantic voyages between 1949 and 1953 that brought immigrants to Canada. These lists are marked, showing which immigrants were sponsored by JIAS. Not all of the immigrants were Jews. Information included indicates the ship name; date and place of departure; date and place of arrival; names of passengers; their children and ages; sponsors and their address. Some lists include age, sex, occupation and destination information for sponsor or immigrant. The later "record of arrivals" files (1959 to 1986) contain lists, letters, telegrams and memoranda, as well as "agency notification cards" that list the immigrant arriving, citizenship and destination (sponsor) in Canada, and number of dependents. The series is arranged in chronological order.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Physical Condition
Records are foxed, some have rust or water stains.
Arrangement
Series has been arranged by the archivist in a combination of two previous series. The original "Sailings" series (MG2 I1a I) was arranged in two separate groups, the first of sailings for which JIAS had an official number (these numbers are still on the folders), and the second of those without a number. These two groups have been integrated into a single chronological series. The Record of Arrivals files were formerly part of the MG2 I1a K2 series, "Immigrant Files - Administration, Projects."
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Immigration case files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Immigration case files series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1930-1979
Physical Description
18.3 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
This series consists of the case files created by JIAS for immigrants or potential immigrants, individuals or families, who wished to enter Canada directly or to pass through Canada in order to settle in the United States.
The files include correspondence with Canadian immigrant agencies and governmental departments, correspondence with other worldwide immigrant agencies, case reports and related biographical information. Some files also contain photographs.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a K1
The photographs contained in this series are interspersed with the textual records. They are generally passport photographs or similar headshots used for identification purposes.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Arrangement
The title of each file is either the name of the prospective immigrant or the name of their sponsor in Canada. JIAS had originally arranged these files chronologically based upon the date a case was first opened by the office, such as the date of their first interview with a prospective immigrant, or the date they first corresponded with an international agency.
A suffix following the file number (eg. A, B) indicates a separate file opened for the individual, rather than the same file divided into two folders. For example, an individual may have immigrated to Canada and then sponsored a family member, in which case JIAS would have created two separate files.
The national office in Montreal often had first contact with the prospective immigrants to Canada, and/or the international agencies representing them. They would have kept their own case file and forwarded any documents to the appropriate regional offices. Thus, many of the case files have two numbers: one for the Toronto office and one for the Montreal office. The Archives has retained both numbers if they exist, with Montreal numbers appearing in parenthesis.
Accession Number
1983-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Social service assistance case files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Social service assistance case files series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1982
Physical Description
7.2 m of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of case files created by JIAS for those immigrants who required ongoing assistance after their arrival in Toronto. The files consist of correspondence with other Jewish social service organizations, case reports detailing financial loans, job prospects, employment and housing reports and other situational information.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a J1
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Arrangement
The title of each file is either the name of the prospective immigrant or the name of their sponsor in Canada. JIAS had originally arranged these files chronologically based upon the date a case was first opened by the office, such as the date of their first interview with a prospective immigrant, or the date they first corresponded with an international agency.
A suffix following the file number (eg. A, B) indicates a separate file opened for the individual, rather than the same file divided into two folders. For example, an individual may have immigrated to Canada and then sponsored a family member, in which case JIAS would have created two separate files. Some appear with the prefix A, meaning assistance, and others with S.S., meaning social service.
Accession Number
1983-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1987
Physical Description
305 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs documeting the activities of JIAS. Included are images of immigrant groups from Russia, Romania, Poland, India and Morocco arriving and being welcomed in Canada, citizenship ceremonies, portraits and images of annual meetings, speakers, and other events.
Accession Number
1985-1-1
1989-3-2
1991-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Custodial History
This series’ original provenance is difficult to pinpoint, but the files before 1937 are likely to have belonged to Maurice A. Solkin when he was Executive Secretary of the Toronto office in the 1930s. Since the original series included correspondence addressed to Solkin’s successors, it is possible that Solkin’s files were inherited by them, used and/or added to: by Mandel Kraicer in the 1940s, Dan Drutz in the 1950s and Louis Poch in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scope and Content
Series consists of subject files relating to a variety of JIAS functions and relations with other organizations, along with reports and published documents, dating from 1935 to the early 1960s.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
Series has been created and arranged by the archivist in chronological order. It was formerly a part of a series (MG2 I1a F) called “Executive Director’s reference files” which was a mixture of administrative records, correspondence, subject files, legal documents, and miscellaneous files that have now been separated into different series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National Executive meeting minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
9-1
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1965, 1980
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes of the JIAS National Executive from 1943-1950 and 1961-1965 and the National Offiers for 1980. Years 1945 and 1948 are missing. Not all meetings are represented. The meetings alternated between Montreal, at the JIAS Headquarters on Esplanade Avenue, and various locations in Toronto, including the 455 Spadina office.
The minutes document the business of the executive during these periods, and several include memoranda and reports. Some minutes include regional reports with activity statistics. The 1940s records reflect JIAS’s growth within Canada, in particular the establishment of the Winnipeg office. The later years evidence JIAS’s increasingly international scope and involvement with projects around the world.
The series is arranged chronologically.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a A2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National annual meeting proceedings series
Level
Series
Fonds
9-1
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926, 1940-1944
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records pertaining to JIAS national annual meetings of the executive and members at large. The years covered are 1926 and 1940-1944, excepting 1943. The records include agendas, addresses of the president and executive director, secretary’s reports, financial reports, member and committee lists, and some correspondence. The speeches of the various executive members give an overview of the issues of concern in a particular period. The series is arranged chronologically.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National annual reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National annual reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
9-1
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929-1964
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of bound reports of proceedings of annual meetings from 1929 to 1942, as well as annual meeting programmes with statistics from 1957 to 1964. Years 1933 and 1936-1938 are missing. The records consist of executive member lists, presidential addresses, treasurer’s reports, executive secretary’s reports, lists of subscriptions; and reports of activities. The series is arranged chronologically.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a B.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
Series
Fonds
9-1
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1982
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of JIAS National publications 'JIAS News' and 'JIAS Information Bulletin.' The former was a newspaper-format quarterly publication distributed to paying subscribers. The Bulletin was an internal newsletter with no set publication schedule, distributed by National Executive Director Joseph Kage to the JIAS Board of Directors. The series also contains correspondence, clippings and a small number of newsletters from other organizations.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Related Material
Other copies of JIAS News and JIAS Bulletin which may not be duplicated here can be found in the following unprocessed records:
1991-10-5 (1987, 1991)
Shelf 94, box V (1987-1995)
Shelf 95-7, box IX (1978-1979, 1984)
47-6-1 (1972-1983)
Shelf 93-7, box X (1983-1984)
Arrangement
This series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numbers (these original numbers remain on the files).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
9-1
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1971
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs depicting the JIAS National region including inviduals and events. Pictured is a Hanukkah concert by a group of North African youth, general meetings; Moroccan immigrants arriving at the Montreal airport; other immigrants being greeted at the airport; new arrivals clearing through Immigration; a language class; a group of children at a seder; a rummage sale; and a Hanukkah dance held for North African (Moroccan?) immigrants.
Identified indivuals include: Bob [Abibbol?]; Hon. Judy Lamarsh; Sam Harvey; Sigmund Unterberg; Morris A. Solkin; Hon. George Drew; David Satok; Sydney M. Harris; Samuel Sable; Mr. Rosen;
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Board of Directors and Executive Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Board of Directors and Executive Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1983, 1997
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, speeches and reports.
Subjects
Boards of directors
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1955-2007
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the annual general meetings of Baycrest Centre and its annual reports. Included are reports, invitations, a brochure, a photograph, and a meeting agenda.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Committees and meetings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Committees and meetings series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1985
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the various committees and ad hoc meetings of Baycrest Centre as well as its participation on joint committees with other agencies. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, reports, correspondence and lists.
Subjects
Committees
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1953-2009
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
960 photographs
2 coins
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary (WA) of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was established in 1955 as a fundraising arm of the Baycrest Centre as well as a provider of services to the residents and patients. It represented the amalgamation of the two women’s auxiliaries that had previously operated at the Jewish Old Folks’ Home (Baycrest’s predecessor) – The Ladies Executive and the Young Ladies Auxiliary. Dora Till served as the founding President and was succeeded by Lillian Soles in 1959.
The WA’s initial activities included running the volunteer service, the Beauty Salon, the Tuck Shop, religious and festival programming, communicating information about Baycrest to the community, and managing the memorial books and card services. These activities soon expanded to include recreational programming for residents, such as outings, an annual fashion show, and Mazel Tov nights, running Baycrest’s Day Care program, and managing the library, Gift Shop, and Snack Bar. Originally, the WA raised funds through membership fees, the sale of happiness and condolence cards, and memorial inscriptions. In 1959 the WA began organizing an annual Theatre Night fundraising event, which was supplanted by an annual Auxilorama in 1968. During the 1960s members of the WA served in Baycrest’s Women’s Corp to help raise money for the Building Expansion Fund. In 1971, the WA established a junior auxiliary called the Capricorn Group.
Today the WA continues to run many of its programs and services and to fundraise through annual events and campaigns such as, a Gala evening, a spring sale (or Bargain Bonanza), Games Girls Play (an evening of board games and arts and crafts activities), and a Women of Baycrest campaign (to support research into women’s brain health and aging). In 2000, the Women’s Auxiliary Winter Garden opened in the Apotex Centre, which was sponsored by the WA.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the formation, governance, and activities of the Women's Auxiliary of Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Included are meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, lists, invitations, financial records, theatrical scripts, a scrapbook, photographs, newspaper clippings, programmes, brochures, booklets, a survey, statistics, flyers, a certificate, memos, newsletters, questionnaires, and coins.
Series is arranged into the following sub-series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual meetings; 3. Committees and meetings; 4. Capricorn Group; 4. Festival Committee; 5. Programs and services; 6. Volunteer program; 7. Fundraising; 8. Membership; 9. Publications and publicity; 10. Finance; 11. Administrative functions; and, 12. Events. Records are described to the file level with some item level description.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Women's Auxiliary
Related Material
For additional records related to the Women's Auxiliary, see the Dora Till fonds 52, series 2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Level
Series
Fonds
14
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957-2005
Physical Description
82 cm of textual records
6 photographs
2 posters
Admin History/Bio
The Men’s Service Group (MSG) of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was established in 1956 to assist Baycrest with both its fundraising and public relations activities. It also supplied volunteers to help run programs and services for Baycrest’s residents and patients, and acted as a training ground for future lay leaders of Baycrest. Herbert J. Weiss served as the founding president and was succeeded by Charles A. Grosberg in 1960.
The MSG’s activities included driving residents to events, organizing special outings to the theatre, concerts, or sporting events, planning a monthly Sunday Brunch for residents and patients, assisting with recreational programming at Baycrest, and meeting with organizations across Ontario, such as synagogues and service clubs, to disseminate information about Baycrest. The MSG also planned an annual Family Carnival and picnic for residents and their families and organized a variety of fundraising projects, such as its annual Honour Roll publication, an annual Fun Run (now known as the Baycrest Challenge), a letter and greeting card service, garage sales, and the sale of Yarmulkes made by residents. Today the MSG continues to plan and run many of its early projects and services.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual and graphic material documenting the formation, governance, and activities of the Men's Service Group. Included are meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, reports, speeches, invitations, programs, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, brochures, publications, financial records, newsletters, flyers, cards, certificates, photographs, posters, and cards.
Series is arranged into the following nine sub-series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual and general meetings; 3. Committees; 4. Fundraising; 5. Membership; 6. Public relations and publicity; 7. Honour Roll; 8. Programs and events; and, 9. Administrative functions.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Men's Service Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
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