Accession consists of an invitation to the 13th anniversary meeting of the organization which became known as the “Yiddish Vinkl”.
Invitation document originally sent to and property of group member David Greenspan, deceased husband of OJA donor Lisa Newman Greenspan.
The Yiddish Vinkl was an informal Toronto Yiddish-speaking dinner-club formed in 1980. Among the group’s original founders were well-know Toronto Jewish community leaders Ben Kayfetz and Bill Stern. Its first dinner-meeting was held at Simpson’s Arcadian Court restaurant on June 4, 1980. Later venues included the Essex Park Hotel, the Lipa Green Building, Old Ed’s restaurant, and Toronto City Hall. The group, which currently (2008) has about 60 members, now meets monthly at the Free Time Café. Between 10 and 25 members attend each meeting.
Document was removed from glass-covered metal frame in which it arrived, but maintained within acid-free cardboard mounting.
Administrative history details supplied by Ethel Cooper, Coordinator, Committee for Yiddish.