Accession consists of material documenting the activities related to B'nai Brith's Leonard Mayzel Ontario Lodge (LMOL). Included are: four photo albums; copies of the LMOL Observer/Planet Observer newsletter; minutes of LMOL executive meetings (2017-2018); letters of thanks to LMOL from various organizations; posters advertizing LMOL events; newspaper clippings; a booklet for the 1979 B'nai Brith annual convention; a 2001 Ontario Jewish Resource Directory.
Alvin Abram is on the executive of the Leonard Mayzel Ontario Lodge. He is the son of Herman Joseph Abramovitz (1905-1954) and Annie Schwartz (1903-1994). Herman Abramovitz born in Ataki, Bessaravia (Russian empire) immigrated to Canada in 1927 at the age of 22. He married Annie Schwartz in Hamilton, Ontario on December 23, 1928. Together they had 3 children, Murray (b. 1929), Alvin (b. 1936) and Morton (b. 1938). Herman, although trained as a barber, was active in the union, and worked as a journalist, lecturer and editor of the Canadian Jewish Weekly, the only national Jewish weekly in Canada.
Availability of other formats: Dirty Bagel feature available as an optical disc reference copy.