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.
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