Accession consists of records documenting the education and professional life of Rabbi Domb. The photos are mostly of the Rabbi, his family, friends and congregational school students. Also included are files containing many of his speeches and sermons, his marriage register, his personal educational and certification records, correspondence and notes concerning his involvement with the B’nai Shalom North Congregation, and VHS videocassettes of a singing audition and a wedding at which he officiated. The accession also includes records containing many posthumous tributes to his life and work, as well as a DVD, brief obituary and personal history by his nephew, Alan Domb, donor of these records.
Donor was Rabbi's nephew.
Solomon Z. Domb was born in Israel on December 2, 1952. He was the fourth and youngest son of Polish Holocaust survivors Joseph and Golda Domb. The family immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1960, where Solomon received his education at Yeshiva Day School Chaim Talmud Torah. His education continued at the Ner Israel Yeshiva and the Bais Medrash L’Rabonim in Brooklyn, New York. He also studied cantorial singing under famed cantor David Kusevitsky. After graduation as a rabbi in May1970 Rabbi Domb began his career at the House of Jacob in Calgary, Alberta. He then became Rabbi and Chazzan of Beth Isiah Congregation in Guelph and later at Toronto’s Beth Torah Congregation. In 1982 Rabbi Domb founded the B’nai Shalom North Congregation, B’nai Shalom Hebrew School, and B’nai Shalom Day Nursery. He was also a founder of the Vaughan Neighbourhood Support Centre. Rabbi Domb died on October 5, 2003.
Language Note: Many of the speech and semon notes are in Hebrew or Yiddish.