Accession consists of material documenting the donor's family. Included are two photographs of Talmud Torah office staff; one photograph of Anshel and Fannie Tepperman; one photograph of Fanny Tepperman with an unknown youth group in Ivansk, Poland; a Jewish National Fund certificate acknowledging a donation made on the occassion of Newman Kurtz's birthday; a letter regarding Sam Kurtz's retirement programe; Ruth Kurtz's nurgery school registration card; Newman Kurtz's University of Toronto diploma; two landing immigration letters, one for Anshel Tepperman and one for Fanny Tepperman; an architectural drawing of the family home at 104 Whitburn Crescent; and one photograph of Samuel Kurtz's father, Rabbi Binyamin Kurtz, and uncle, Rabbi Faivel Kurtz, with Rabbi Joseph Weinreb.
Sam Kurtz was born on January 18, 1900 in Toronto; Sarah Kurtz was born in 1898 in Hodow, Galicia. Sarah arrived in Canada in 1913. In Toronto, the two occupied several addresses including: 31 McCaul Street, 51 Huron Street, 275 Crawford Street, 133 Ulster, and 569 Sheppard Avenue West. They had two children: Cirell (1924-2010) and Newman (b. 1927). Sam died on May 19, 1986; Sarah died in July 1994.
The Tepperman family came to Canada from Poland: Anshel Tepperman was born in Ozarov in 1903; Fanny Tepperman was born in Ivaniska. Anshel was the first to arrive in Canada, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 10, 1921. The two occupied at least two addresses once in Toronto: 62 Lipincott Street and 96 Roberta Drive. Fanny arrived almost three years later, arriving in Halifax on March 16, 1924. The couple had three children: Ruth (1928-2016), Maurice (1929-1984), and Cecile (b. 1936). Anshel died on July 17, 1974; Fanny died on September 27, 1994.