Sol Edell had a large family and a large circle of friends and aquaintenances. Consequently, he was invited to many circumcisions, weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs. He also set up several memorial funds in memory of his sister and wives.There are also documents in this sub-series that relate to family members.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence, receipts, diplomas, photographs and films documenting various family celebrations, vacations and home life. There is a selection of invitations, cards and benchers sent by the Edell, Weinstock and Hoffman families as well as ones that they received from family and friends. In addition, there are newspaper clippings and notices of the deaths of Edell family members and friends as well as correspondence and receipts relating to memorial funds set up in their memory. The sub-series also contains films of family and friends taken at home, on vacation and at family celebrations.
Physical description note: includes 10 photographs, 7 film reels, and 1 audio reel.
1 film reel (ca. 30 min.) : col. and b&w, si. ; 16 mm
Scope and Content
Item is a film reel containing footage of Sol and Dolly Edell's wedding reception as well as family vacations in the United States of America. Wedding footage includes shots of the greeting line, dancing, and guests socializing at the reception. Vacation footage includes shots of landmarks around Washington D.C. and Miami, Florida. Also included is footage of a family relaxing by a pool likely at a Miami hotel.
Title on film can was "Sol / Dolly Edell Wedding / Vacation / Home"
Dr. Judah Goldwasser was a research chemist in the Synthesis and Formations Branch of the Naval Surface Weapons Centre in the United States of America. He earned his PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. He married Sol Edell's daughter, Ethel.
Scope and Content
Item is a sound recording documenting the orthodox Jewish wedding reception of Ethel and Judah Goldwasser. Ethel was Sol Edell's daughter.
Item is a film reel containing footage of a gangster themed home movie skit likely filmed by Sol Edell's children or step-children. Included are shots of young men driving in a car, pretending to have a gun fight on a residential street and pretending to dump a body in the forest.
During processing, assigned reel #22.
A splice near the beginning of the film is damaged.
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of various Toronto scenes and a home movie skit likely filmed by Sol Edell's children and step-children based on the story of Frankenstein. The first few minutes includes footage of a woman walking down a Toronto street, a Lubavitch youth van, and various shots of Toronto from a moving car. This is followed by the Frankenstein skit, which includes scenes of Dr. Frankenstein and his hunchbacked assistant bringing the creature to life, the creature escaping from the laboratory, the creature climbing a tree and attacking people passing by, and various characters fighting the creature. The skit is filmed on a residential street.
This item is a home movie of Phyllis Freed's wedding in Toronto. Phyllis Freed was the granddaughter of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb and the daughter of Ruth (née Weinreb) Freed and Murray Freed (a pharmacist).
During processing, reels were assigned reel #13 & #15.
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of an unidentified family celebration. Identified in the footage is Sol Edell, Dolly Edell, the Weinstock family, Ruth Freed, Murray Freed, Aaron Freed, Paul Edell, and the Kurtz family.
Item is a film reel containing home movie footage of the reception party for David Freed's bar mitzvah. David was the son of Ruth Free (née Weinreb) and Murray Freed. He was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
File consists of family photographs. Included is a portrait of Rabbi Joseph Weinreb (ca. 1900), the first Eastern European Rabbi in Toronto and head of the Galacian community in Toronto, a portrait of Mrs. Weinberg (1921), and a photograph of Sol Edell's girlfriend, Lillian Hollinger at Niagara Falls (1948). Also included is a photograph of Sol's parents and Dolly Edell at an unidentified event, and of Sol's cousin, David Yaffe (third from the left), being honoured with colleagues upon retiring as a tailor from the ladies garment industry.
File consists of unidentified photographs. Included is a graduation portrait of Melvin from Trinity College, an image of a couple in Atlantic City, two boys dressed in Russian costumes, Second World War soldiers boarding a St. Clair Streetcar in Toronto, a woman standing with her two sons, a portrait of a woman with the name Willy Lobel written on the bottom, and a shot of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip receiving flowers from a girl at a train station. These photographs may document the Edell, Weinstock, Hoffman, or Rogan families.
File consists of textual records documenting the marriage of Sol Edell and Dolly Weinstock. Included are invitations, a list of people invited to the bridal shower, a greeting card, a bencher, and a scrapbook containing telegrams from well-wishers.
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Edell family. Included are articles regarding Clanton Park Synagogue, Belle Ewart, and Oshawa's B'nai Brith Lodge. Also included is a death notice for Malka Edell.
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting the activities of the Edell family and their friends. Included are articles regarding Clanton Park Synagogue and death notices for Berl Sapirstein, Duora Tenen, Yoshua Barsh and Leah Nobel.
File consists of funeral cards and obituaries for the following individuals: Arje Krengel, Louis Kesten, Solomon Rogen, Louis Weisfeld, Rebecca Feldman, Joseph Hafner, Max Podolski, Lillian Troster, Jennie Silverberg, Philip Givens, Cheryl Kleinberg, Anna Shaul, and Moishe (Maurice) Weinstock.
File consists of correspondence and an agreement documenting Jack Collins's application for the Jewish Home for the Aged and the payment of his account after being admitted. Mr. Collins was the uncle of Celia Edell.
File consists of invitations and correspondence documenting the marriages, births, and bar mitzvahs of the Edell family. Also included are greeting cards that were sent to family and friends by the Edell family and that were given to Sol and Celia Edell from their children.
A finding aid listing the names, dates, and locations for the celebrations can be found in the file.
File consists of condolence cards and letters that were sent after the passing of Celia's mother, Sara Rogen. Also included are the thank you notes that Sol and his children sent out after Celia's passing.
File consists of benchers colleced by Sol Edell at weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other events. Of note is a bencher from the dedication of the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation's dedication (1949), a bencher from Clanton Park Synagogue, and a souvenir bencher from the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.