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Accession Number
2010-4-3 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-4-3 [Processed]
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
1 CD
199 photographs (194 jpgs)
Date
1967-1981, 1996-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and a music CD from the Koffler Centre for the Arts. Records from the 1960s and 1970s concern the Koffler and the Northern Y.M.H.A./BJCC. These records include meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, budgets, programme proposals, booklets, flyers, clippings and brochures. A box list was provided by the donor and can be found in box 1. The later records from the 2000s document Koffler programs and governance and include invitations, programs, clippings, Board meeting minutes and brochures. Approximately one third of the records concern the Stars of the 21st Century dance gala held annually since 2001. These files are working files of correspondence, communications packages put together, and also include invitations, programs, sponsorship proposals, promotional material and the text of a speech by Koffler president Tina Koffler Boyman.
The CD of music is a recording of the Children of a Vanished World show, a production that was staged at the Koffler in 2004.
The accession also includes two CDs with digital photographs, including a double set of the 2003 gala performance of Stars of the 21st Century, 40 images from the gala reception, and 58 images taken at Koffler art and dance classes.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-6-1
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1 cup : metal ; 25 cm high mounted on stand 11 cm high
1 name tag : 2 x 6 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm mounted on board 43 x 36 cm
3 cm of textual records
Date
1938-1963
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Joseph Webber's membership in the Linitzer Sick Benefit Society. Included are four Linitzer Society jubilee books, one portrait of Joseph that was presented to him on the society's thirtieth anniversary, one "20 Year Member" name tag, and one cup that was awarded to Joseph in 1943 for not drawing benefits for 20 years.
Administrative History
Joseph Webber was born around 1890 in Pogrebishche, Ukraine to Hershel and (?) Webber. He had three siblings: Chisey, Arrona (?), and Esther. Joseph married Risa and together they had three children: Al, Sam, and Ann. Sometime prior to the First World War, Joseph immigrated to Canada with his family. Joseph's first wife likely passed away sometime after coming to Canada and he was re-married to Bella Citron in 1926. He and Bella had one daughter in 1926 named Florence.
Joseph worked as a furrier and was a founding member of the Linitzer Sick Benefit Society, which was formed in 1913. He passed away in Toronto in 1977.
Subjects
Societies
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
ca. 12 photographs
Date
1972, 1983–1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of booklets, photographs, correspondence, invitations, and fundraising material documenting the establishment and early activities of the Holocaust and Memorial Centre. Also included is one Yom Hashoah program of the CJC's Holocaust Remembrance Committee.
Custodial History
These records were in the possession of Gerda Frieberg until she donated them in 2011.
Use Conditions
None
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1949-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created and accumulated by Rabbi Joseph Kelman. The records detail Kelman's involvement with a number of organizations particluarly Reena, She'arim Hebrew Day School and Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue. They also document the numerous awards and tributes he received in his life and detail his personal life. The records primarily consist of personal and professional correspondence, event invitations, photographs, newsclippings, and biographical material. There is also one file folder related to Sol Edell, the brother of the donor, and an oversized photograph of the Harbord Collegiate choral society and orchestra.
Photo Captions:
001: Portrait of Rabbi Joseph Kelman, (Toronto, ON), ca. 1950s.
002: Simcaht Torah celebrations, Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. (Toronto, ON), [197-].
003: Rabbi Kelman meets the chief of staff of the Israeli police, Mordecai Gur, [Israel], [197-].
004: Rabbi Joseph Kelman awarded with honorary Doctorate, [198-?].
005: James Harris, Rabbi Joseph Kelman, Liberal leader John Turner and [identified], Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St. (Toronto, ON), 1984.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Rabbi Joseph Kelman until his death in 2009. They were donated to the Archives by his wife, Sara Edell Shafler Kelman on Feb. 1, 2012.
Administrative History
Rabbi Kelman was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, the son of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda and Mirl Kelman and the descendent of a long line of distinguished rabbis. He immigrated to Toronto with his family at the age of three in 1930. He attended Harbord Collegiate and was ordained at Yeshiva University in New York. Beginning in 1953, Kelman became seved as a rabbi in Sherbrooke, QC, Beverley, MA, and Suffern, NY vefore accepting the pulpit at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagoge in Torotno in 1959. At the time, Beth Emeth was a small congregation in the fledgling Bathurst Manor neighbourhood. He facilitated its merging with Bais Yehuda to form BEBY, and under his guidance it grew to become the third-largest Conservative synagogue in the GTA with a membership of approximately 1,500 families.
Kelman's life work was dedicated to providing opportunities for the developmentally disabled and learning challenged in the Jewish community. He was the founder of the Ezra and Kadima Schools, the Kadima Centre, the Camp Tikvah program, the Reena Foundation, Chai Tikvah and She'arim Hebrew Day School. He also served as a chaplain in Toronto hospitals and jails.
Rabbi Kelman was the recipeint of numerous awards for his contributions to Jewish education and community service, including a honourary doctorate from Ryerson University and Tel Aviv University. The Kelman School for Jewish Education at Tel Aviv University is named in his honour. Rabbi Kelman died on June 27, 2009 at the age of 82.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Includes approx. 50 photographs, 1 CD and 1 artifact.
Subjects
Rabbis
Name Access
Kelman, Joseph, 1927-2009
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the events and programs of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Included are annual program guides, Jewish Book Fair brochures, invitations, and event programmes.
Custodial History
No donor information available. Archivist has assigned this accession number.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-3-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1988-[ca. 1989]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one brochure for the Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living and two issues of the Centre's newsletter, "The Monitor".
Custodial History
No donor information available. Archivist assigned the accession number.
Name Access
Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of design and publicity material for the Jewish community centres at Bloor and Spadina and Bathurst and Sheppard in Toronto.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-6 [Processed]
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records
Date
2002-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the operations and activities of the Koffler Center of the Arts. Records include programming and exhibitions materials and catalogues; records related to the Jewish Book Awards; prombotion material in print and AV and assembled into media binders; meeting minutes and general correspondence.
Custodial History
These records were left for the Archives when Koffler moved from the Prosserman JCC to the Artscape Youngplace.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.25 m of textual records
Date
2000-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Centre for Jewish Education's (formerly, the Board of Jewish Education) Affiliations and Compliance Committee and the records received from affiliated schools and those wishing to affiliate. The records are arranged alphabetically by school. Included is correspondence between staff members of the CJE, the UJA Federation and the various schools; budgets; policy and procedural manuals; legal documents; curriculum; and miscellaneous school publications such as newsletters, flyers, pamphlets and anniversary books.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Centre for Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Mercaz (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[192-?]-1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material primarily documenting kosher meat scandals and strikes in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. There are complete pages of some documents and portions of others. The documents are flyers (public notices) in Yiddish (with some Hebrew in religious context and quotations) to do with a scandal or several scandals in which it became clear a number of butchers were operating outside Rabbinical Board supervision and therefore selling (assumed to be) treif meat to Toronto Jews. Secondary scandal with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart, who allegedly split off from the Rabbinical Board with six butchers to do business outside the union, with wholesalers, and gaining more money than union butchers and the rabbis working with them. Another thread relates to a strike for cheaper meat, including meetings of women picketers, and then for better conditions for local butchers. The flyers mostly fall between 1920-1940. All are from Toronto. Lists of local butchers’ shops with addresses and names are included.
Additional flyers cover Communist protests and protest meetings against German fascism and pogroms, specifically Hitler's government's prosecution of the Communist Party of Germany related to the Reichstag fire. Also included are a 1953 flyer for the tenth anniversary commemoration of the Latvian-Lithuanian Jews’ annihilation, and an open letter to Rabbi Abraham Aaron Price regarding his title.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. However, retrieved from the original package in which the material was lodged was a note "Kashruth fliers from E. Miller" or Mitler.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Yiddish with some Hebrew (phrases and quotations).
Subjects
Demonstrations
Kosher food
Rabbis
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-64
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-12-64
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1980
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a spiral bound proposal of renovation specifications for the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Project No. 7908, submitted May 1980 by Jerome Markson Architects, 161 Davenport Rd., Toronto. The number "24" is stamped on the lower right corner of the front cover. Included in the specifications are Instructions to Bidders, Tender Information, General Requirements, the Specifications for Technical Specs, which include Demolition & Patching, Masonry, Metals, Wood & Plastics, Thermal & Moisture Protection, Windows & Doors, Finishes, Specialties, Equipment, Furnishings, Special Construction, Conveying Systems, Door Schedule, Room Finish Schedule and detail sketches. Also included are the specifications for the Mechanical & Electrical Tender. A tri-fold advertising leaflet from Specialty Chemical Limited, specialist in boiler and cooling water treatment is included.
Subjects
Architecture
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
104 photographs : b&w and col. (3 slides) ; 30 x 23 cm and smaller
1 banner
Date
1919-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of handwritten Yiddish writings from the 1930s and 1940s; newspaper clippings about Salsberg's move away from the Communist Party; tributes to Dora Wilensky including newsletters and journals from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Ontario Welfare Council, and the Neighborhood Workers Association; correspondence and a newspaper clipping about the Dora Wilensky Fund; drafts and newspaper clippings of tributes to poet Melech Ravitch; and miscellany including a banner from the Labour Council of Kiryat Yam commemorating a medical centre named in honour of Salsberg, a floor plan of the 21st legislature of Ontario parliament, and a publication of the story The Young Wanderer by Eliezer Smoli and Moshe Smilansky 1945. In addition, the accession includes letters by J. B. Salsberg to his wife Dora Wilensky and various letters to Salsberg from individuals such as politician Leslie M. Frost, actor Lou Jacobi, and president of the Workmen's Circle Israel Breslow. Of particular note is a letter from the Consulate General of the United States, including a copy of an order from the Department of Justice confirming his defection from the Communist Party and granting entrance into the United States according to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. Also included are photographs of an art exhibition by Israel Kaplansky 1983; family photographs and portraits; photographs of J. B. Salsberg at various events; photographs of Dora Wilensky's family; and three 35 mm slides of J. B. Salsberg.
Administrative History
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, insurance salesman, and journalist. He was also active in various Jewish organizations, including: the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. He is well-remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a “champion of the people”, committed to social justice, the plight of the working class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
J. B. was born in Lagov, Poland on November 5, 1902 to Abraham and Sarah-Gittel Salsberg. Abraham immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and J. B. followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913. They settled at 73 Cecil Street. Abraham and Sarah-Gittel had additional children in Canada: Nathan (b. 1915), Reuven (Bob or Robert, b. 1917), Betty, and Thelma. Abraham worked as a peddler in Toronto.
J. B. briefly attended Landsdowne Public School, but dropped out around 1915, against his parents' wishes, and took a job in a leather goods factory to contribute to his family’s income. J. B.’s parents had hoped he would become a rabbi and, despite his full-time employment, J.B. continued to study the Torah with scholars at the synagogue on Centre Avenue.
In 1917, J. B. decided to pursue the ideas of Zionism and socialism and, abandoning his plans to become a rabbi, became involved in establishing the Young Poale Zion organization, a Labour Zionist youth group dedicated to secular aims. Around 1922, J. B. was made secretary general of the Young Poale Zion of America in New York, where he worked for one year. Shortly after returning to Toronto, he became the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America in Chicago. J. B. married Dora Wilensky in 1927.
In 1926, J. B. joined the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). He was an active member of the CPC for 30 years, serving as the head of its Trade Union Department for two decades. In 1929 he was suspended from the party for one year as a dissenter. In 1932, he became the Southern Ontario District union organizer for the Communist Workers' Unity League.
It was as a member of the CPC that J. B. entered electoral politics. After a series of failed bids in municipal and provincial elections between 1935 and 1937, J. B. was elected alderman of Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938. He only held the position for one year. In 1943, J. B. was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the representative for the St. Andrew riding. J. B. sat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Labor-Progressive Party (the provincial wing of the CPC) for 12 years. For several years, he was the only elected Communist in North America. As MPP, he helped create legislation banning discrimination in public places and introduced a bill that would ensure fair employment practices in the province. He lost his seat to Allan Grossman in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran in the federal election later that year. Remembered by journalist Gordon Sinclair as “one of the best debaters in the house”, J. B. was well-respected by members of all political parties. Out of admiration for J. B., Conservative Premier Leslie Frost named Salsberg Township in Northern Ontario in his honour.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, J. B. had grown increasingly concerned about reports of Soviet antisemitism and privately urged party leaders to pursue the issue. In 1956, when Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed the transgressions of Stalin’s regime, J. B. went to Moscow as part of a CPC delegation. After meeting with Khrushchev himself, it became clear to J. B. that antisemitism was indeed a problem in the USSR and that his efforts to probe the situation were being stonewalled.
J. B. publicly expressed his concerns about Soviet antisemitism in a series of articles published in the Vochenblatt from October 25, 1956 to December 13, 1956. He finally left the Communist Party in 1957. However, he remained a member of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), a Communist Jewish fraternal organization.
Entering the business world, J. B. established the Model Insurance Agency Limited in 1957, where he served as president for several years. In 1959 J. B.’s wife, Dora, passed away. Around this time J. B. also resigned from the UJPO, along with other members who felt the organization needed to be more critical of the Soviet Union. They founded an alternative, non-Communist left-wing Jewish organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, where J. B. served as president for several terms and edited its publication “Fraternally Yours”.
In his later life, J. B. was active as an executive member of organizations, such as the CJC and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was the first chairman for the CJC Ontario Region’s Soviet Jewry Committee and the Committee for Yiddish. He also began writing an award-winning weekly column for the Canadian Jewish News. J. B. was awarded the CJC’s Samuel Bronfman Medal for distinguished service, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto’s Ben Sadowski Award of Merit. A strong supporter of Israel, he was involved in the creation of two Israeli medical centres that are named in his honour. He also helped establish the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund and the J. B. Salsberg Fund for Yiddish at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. J. B. passed away in 1998.
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
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
1984-8-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1984-8-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1920
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Canadian Certificate of Naturalization for Joseph Rosenberg dated March 8, 1920.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-10-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1990
Scope and Content
The accession consists of 1 photograph of the 1941-42 officers of Viceroy Reading Lodge, B'nai Brith, Hamilton; correspondence between Joseph Alexandroff and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Lincoln M. Alexander, 1985; a bencher for the bar mitzvah of Joseph Alexandroff's great nephew, Brandon Alexandroff, May 19, 1990 at Congregation Knesseth Israel; and photocopies of letters written to, and newspaper clippings from, the Hamilton Spectator.
Administrative History
Joseph Alexandroff was born on October 19, 1907, the first-born son of Boris and Rebecca Alexandroff and one of the first Jewish children born in the Junction. He was a long-time member and supporter of Congregation Knesseth Israel.
Use Conditions
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-4-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-4-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[193-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a business card and blotter for E. Wasserman Wholesale Poultry and Eggs, 108 Elizabeth Street, Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1938-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents related to Joseph Skulko including two copies of an engagement certificate, a ketuba and a Canadian Certificate of Naturalization.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-3-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1898
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the donor's grandfather Joseph Harris Prager's Canadian Certificate of Naturalization. This document was issued by the Court of General Sessions of the County of York.
Administrative History
Joseph Prager came to Canada from Austria.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1910-1950
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the business career and community involvement of Joseph Graner. Included are receipts, insurance release foms, bills, and an auditor's financial report. His company is decribed on letterheads as dealing with steamship tickets, real estate, foreign exchange, insurance, loans, mortgages, valuations, and rent collection. There are three items of historic paper foreign currency from Germany and Russia. As well there are order forms for Universal Garment Company Sportswear Specialists, and a seal for Joseph Graner, Justice of the Peace for Toronto and the County of York. Finally there are press clippings and correspondence pertaining to his community activities with organizations such as Associated Hebrew Schools, Goel Tzedec Synagogue, Ontario Zionist Association, the Conservative Association, and committees protesting the persecution of Jews in Poland and Gemany before the Second World War.
Administrative History
Joseph Graner was one of the founders of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Dispensary (the forerunner of Mount Sinai Hospital). A biography is included with the Instrument of Donation.
Name Access
Graner, Joseph
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-12-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4 cm
Date
1921
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents and a passport photograph pertaining to the immigration of Joseph Kalman Wainryb (Wajnryb) age 17 from Warsaw, Poland to Toronto in 1921.These include his passport, legal and medical certificates, and ship's cabin and landing cards.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Name Access
Wainryb, Joseph Kalman
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Date
[ca. 1968]-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings and other records of the Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Women's Organization of Toronto Minnie Etlin Chapter (ca.1972-ca.1978), and the B'nai Brith Young Adults Southern Ontario Region (BBYA SOR), ca.1968-1972. Accession also includes two polaroid photographs taken at a BBYA social event (ca. 1970).
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
140 photographs : b&w; 30 x 24 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Date
[between 1930 and 1975]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Jewish entertainers, including Yiddish theatre actors, comedians, singers and screen actors. Most of the entertainers depicted were American, however, several photographs have been autographed indicating that they may have performed in Toronto at one of the early Jewish theatres. Records are predominantly photographs, with a few pamplets and a movie publicity brochure.
Administrative History
Joseph Eisenberg's was born in Poland on March 4, 1895. He came to Canada with his father Alexander and mother Rebeccah Eisenberg in 1906.
Joseph Eisenberg married Sadie Schwartz and had three children named Ted, Thelma, and Julius.
Both Alexander and Joseph became prominant members of the Conservative Party, each dedicating fifty odd years to the promotion and support of the party within Canada. In fact the Eisenberg home was known as the unofficial headquarters of the Ward 4 Conservatives.
Joseph was involved with Jewish theatre in Toronto as the representative of the Hebrew Actors Union of America.
He was also one of the first members of the Farband Labour Zionist Movements, and was actively involved the labour movement in Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one 25th Anniversary book for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre.
MG_RG
MG 2 N2A
Subjects
Anniversaries
Name Access
Hamilton Jewish Community Centre
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-12-4
Material Format
object
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 plaques
Date
1 Jan. 1931
Scope and Content
Included in this accession is a Jewish National Fund certificate given to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinberg of Sudbury, Ontario on the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary on 1 Jan. 1931. There are also four plaques.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photocopy of the memoir of Joseph Martin, written in Yiddish with an English translation.
Places
Timmins.
Englehart.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-2-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2008
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one program book produced by the Koffler Centre of the Arts for a Nina Levitt exhibit they hosted called Thin Air. The booklet is entitled: Nina Levitt: And She Was: Installations Inspired by Women in WWII.
Custodial History
This item was in the possession of Gary Siepser, Senior Vice-President of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, before it was transferred to the Archives on February 10, 2008.
Name Access
Koffler Centre of the Arts (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
2005-2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records related to the work of Susan Jackson as the Executive Director of the Latner Center for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage. The records include planning documents, summaries and reports, budgets and meeting minutes.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Susan Jackson, currently an Executive Philanthropic Officer with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the former Executive Director of the (Latner) Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage.
Administrative History
The Latner Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage was created in 2005 as an entity of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. It included the Ontario Jewish Archives, the Holocaust Centre, the Latner Library, Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto, and the Jewish media and pedagogic libraries. The Latner Centre then became the Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage and eventually disbanded in 2008.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director (and whomever else) prior to accessing the records.
Descriptive Notes
Use condition note: Records of UJA Federation are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jackson, Susan
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
2
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a photocopied article from the Jewish Standard in connection with a Jerusalem youth centre sponsored by the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Name Access
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Youth centers
Places
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Dunkelman and Joseph (Yossie) Mann relating to the 7th Brigade. The correspondence also relates to Dunkelman's autobiography and to donations he made to the Brigade's Veterans Fund.
Physical Condition
Records are in good condition, but fragile.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 6 for more information about Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three pages of notes written by Joseph Eisen in connection with the 7th Brigade's actions during the Arab-Israeli War. The notes provide a brief chronological account of the war from 7 July 1948 to 29 October 1948 and mention Operations Dekel and Hiram.
Notes
A more recent note on the first of these three pages indicates Eisen wrote these notes while Ben Dunkelman was on a visit to Israel in August, 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, notes, and a business card related to the promotion of Dual Allegiance.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings of obituaries, death notices, and memorial service notices for Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies of Joseph Baruch Newman's passport. This passport was shared with his wife Gitel. They were the grandparents of Dolly Edell.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 8; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Aliyah series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
8
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of event notices, correspondence, and a brochure documenting the Israel Aliyah Centre and the North American Aliyah Movement. Also included is an itinerary, correspondence, and a brochure related to a tour of Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation and an issue of the "Shofar" newsletter (Apr. 1992).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
61
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
[19-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a booklet containing a memorial service for the departed and Mourner's Kaddish.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence and meeting minutes. Joseph Doran was JIAS President in 1955-1956.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 May 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Financial series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 8; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Financial series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
8
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 13; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
13
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1917-2011
Physical Description
2.82 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
As early as 1916 the Ezras Noshem Society (a mutual benefit society for Jewish women) started to raise funds to purchase and renovate what would become The Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care’s forerunner) after its members recognized the need for a home in Toronto where the Jewish elderly could receive kosher meals and communicate with staff in their own language. Property at 31 Cecil Street was purchased in 1917 and sometime between September 1918 and January 1920 the Home officially opened there. The Home was run by a small staff and the women of Ezras Noshem who volunteered their time to make beds, cook kosher meals, do laundry and sponsor fundraising events. By 1938 the Home had expanded into its neighboring houses at 29, 33, and 35 Cecil Street and was caring for 115 residents. It provided residents with synagogue services, a hospital ward and social activities. At this time the Home also became a member of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
In 1946, the need for a larger and more modern building prompted a fundraising campaign, which was headed by Abe Posluns, to purchase and build a new facility. In December 1954, the new building opened at 3650 Bathurst Street and consisted of two new institutions: The Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. This location continued to expand over the years, including a new building for residents in 1968, an apartment building for seniors called the Baycrest Terrace in 1976, and a community centre known as The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre in 1977. These additions enabled Baycrest to expand its programs to include a day care program, recreational programs, and a Sheltered Workshop which was run in cooperation with the Jewish Vocational Service and provided residents with employment. In 1986 a new Baycrest Hospital was erected, and in 1989, the Rotman Research Institute, which is also affiliated with the University of Toronto, opened to create a research facility where top researchers could study and find new treatment methods for the elderly.
In recent years, Baycrest’s services and programs have continued to expand. In 2000, the Apotex Centre, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened to help residents with progressive dementia caused by vascular disorders. In 2001 a condominium building opened at 2 Neptune Drive for seniors, and in 2003 the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic was established to provide out-patient services for seniors with memory disorders. Baycrest Centre also provides numerous cultural and religious programs for the inhabitants and the greater community, including a heritage museum, art exhibits and a Holocaust program.
Custodial History
Records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions from a variety of sources, including the Baycrest Women's Auxiliary and the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the history, governance, and activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, artifacts, constitutions, publications, press releases, financial records, event invitations, programs, a scrapbook, a poster, lists, theatrical scripts, newspaper clippings, brochures and booklets, flyers, a land deed, certificates, schedules, annual calendars, cards, questionnaires, and lists.
Fonds is arranged into eleven series: 1. Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2. Annual General Meetings and Annual Reports; 3. Committees and meetings; 4. Women's Auxiliary; 5. Men's Service Group; 6. Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home; 7. Programs and services; 8. Religious services; 9. Fundraising; 10. Publications and publicity; and, 11. Events. Records are described to the file level with some item level descriptions.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1102 photographs, 4 coins, 2 posters, 1 badge, 1 pin, 1 key chain, 1 postcard, and 1 pen.
Associated material note: related material at Library and Archives Canada includes a small Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds, and the Eric Exton fonds. For architectural records see the Irving D. Boigon fonds 243 at the City of Toronto Archives (Boigon was an architect who designed many of Baycrest's buildings between the 1970s and 1990s). Contact Baycrest Centre's Heritage Museum for committee records from the 1930s, and consult Baycrest's website to access electronic copies of current issues of Baycrest's publications.
Name Access
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Baycrest Hospital
Ezras Noshem Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Hospitals
Old age homes
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18, series 3-4; Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds 75; United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67; accession # 2009-6-2; Dora Till Fonds 52; J. Irving Oelbaum Fonds 24; Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, series 1-1; Gilbert Studios fonds 37; Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 3, file 3; JFWB fonds 87, series 6, files 5 and 6; JIAS fonds 9, series 7, file 1; Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27, series 1-4, and Morris Norman fonds 22.
Creator
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 1917-
Accession Number
1982-11-1
1983-11-2
1988-2-7
1979-9-17
1979-9-23
1987-9-7
2004-5-50
MG 2 O 1A
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Membership sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-5; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Membership sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-5
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Feb. 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 June 1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation.
Name Access
Terraces of Baycrest (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 5-8; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Men's Service Group series
Programs and events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
5-8
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Sept. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of volunteers and their roles for the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 9; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Fundraising series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
9
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 May 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
21 Apr. 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of invitations and a programme.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Apr. 1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation, and an agenda and minutes for a Parking and Security meeting for the event.
Name Access
Terraces of Baycrest (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977?
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation.
Name Access
Terraces of Baycrest (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
17
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
28 Aug. 1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 key chain : blue and gold ; 3 x 8 cm in box 2 x 17 x 2 cm
1 pen : blue and gold ; 14 cm long in box 2 x 17 x 2 cm
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation, programme, agenda, and a commemorative key chain and pen. The key chain and pen are stored together in the same box.
Subjects
Building
Source
Archival Descriptions
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