Accession consists of 4 photographs of the Leibovitz (Leibowitz) family. See back of photographs for identification. One photograph is of an unknown family member.
Abraham Leibovitz (b. July 1870-d?) was the shamas of the McCaul Street Synagogue from 1915-1920. He immigrated to Toronto from Paritz, Minsk, Russia, via Paris and Quebec on the Royal Albert vessel, landing in Quebec on 12 June 1912. He arrived by himself and later brought his wife and children over. His wife's name was Tzipe and he had three children: Zelig (b. November 1900); Maite (b. January 1902) and Nechama (b. December 1904). Abraham had a sister named Rivka Leibovitz who married Isaac "Isshah" Naftolin in Russia in 1885. They too later immigrated to Toronto.
Abraham was a blacksmith and a tailor while in Russia. He applied for Canadian naturalization in 1920. His family lived at 69 McCaul Street.