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WOLOFSKY, Harry (Zvi Hirsch).

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Collection
WOLOFSKY, Harry (Zvi Hirsch).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.05 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0155
Scope and Content
Biographical press clippings in Yiddish. Correspondence about trade with Poland and USSR. Letters in Hebrew from New York rabbis. Personal correspondence. Letter from Prime Minister R. B. Bennett on hate literature. Share certificate of Talmudic Literature Publishers Inc. "A Kehilah for Montreal" -…
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WOLOFSKY, Harry (Zvi Hirsch).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.05 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Biographical press clippings in Yiddish. Correspondence about trade with Poland and USSR. Letters in Hebrew from New York rabbis. Personal correspondence. Letter from Prime Minister R. B. Bennett on hate literature. Share certificate of Talmudic Literature Publishers Inc. "A Kehilah for Montreal" - Pamphlet in English and Yiddish proposing establishment of a Jewish Community Council.
Date
1921-1949.
Fonds No.
P0155
History Biographical
Harry Wolofsky was born in 1876. He was the founder, owner and publisher of Keneder Adler (The Canadian Jewish Eagle) Canada's major Yiddish newspaper. He exerted a great influence on Canadian Jewish community and world Yiddish press through the quality editors and contributors who wrote for the Adler and his Anglo-Jewish weekly The Canadian Jewish Chronicle. He died in 1949.
Notes
Yiddish, English and Hebrew.See Keneder Adler box.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Michael Hirsch Collection

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Collection
Michael Hirsch Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1359
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of Rosh Hoshanah cards and congratulatory messages to Michael Hirsch on his 80th birthday in 1944.
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Collection
Michael Hirsch Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of Rosh Hoshanah cards and congratulatory messages to Michael Hirsch on his 80th birthday in 1944.
Date
1900-1953
Fonds No.
1359
Storage Location
2-5E
History Biographical
Michael Hirsch was born in 1864 in Richmond, Quebec to Jacob and Lizzie (nee Levine) Hirsch. The Hirsch family moved to Montreal in 1875. Michael Hirsch became a successful businessman in the cigar industry, beginning in 1883, and ultimately retired in 1921. Hirsch is best remembered for his leading role in numerous communal affairs of Jewish Montreal. In 1917 he was one of the founders and early presidents of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (today's Federation CJA) and also served as a president of the Montefiore Club and president of the Mount Sinai Sanitarium. He was active in the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El congregation, and the YMHA. Outside of the community, Hirsch was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge, the Montreal Board of Trade, and was a life governor of the Montreal General Hospital. Through his work with the Mount Sinai Sanitarium, Hirsch was appointed to the Anti-Tuberculosis and Health League. Most notably, in 1924 Hirsch participated in the Quebec Royal Commission responsible for investigating the Jewish School Question.
Language
English
Subjects
Hirsch, Michael.
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Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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GORDON, Rabbi Jacob.

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GORDON, Rabbi Jacob.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0073
Scope and Content
Correspondence about Kashrut (Kosher food certification). Yiddish flyers about Kashrut, Sabbath and Passover. Yiddish press clippings about religious and secular matters, Zionism. Yiddish press clippings - obituary about Mrs. Gordon. Letter by Lillian Freiman about immigration. Divorce document (Ge…
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GORDON, Rabbi Jacob.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Correspondence about Kashrut (Kosher food certification). Yiddish flyers about Kashrut, Sabbath and Passover. Yiddish press clippings about religious and secular matters, Zionism. Yiddish press clippings - obituary about Mrs. Gordon. Letter by Lillian Freiman about immigration. Divorce document (Get) in Hebrew from Toronto.
Date
1913-1938.
Fonds No.
P0073
History Biographical
Born in 1877, Rabbi Jacob Gordon was Dean of the Toronto Rabbinate for 30 years. He was founder and organizer of Toronto Hebrew Free School and Hebrew Free Burial Society. He was executive member of National Council of Zionist Organization of Canada and a founder of Canadian Jewish Congress and member of its Central Region Executive. He was the first Rabbi in North America to teach Talmud in Hebrew and authored several learned religious tomes. He died in 1934.
Notes
Yiddish, English and Hebrew.Mostly originals, press clippings.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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GLAZER, Rabbi Simon.

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GLAZER, Rabbi Simon.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.05 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0076
Scope and Content
Photocopies of his daily journal for 1909 and correspondence which casts light upon the life of the Orthodox immigrant Jewish community of Montreal.
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GLAZER, Rabbi Simon.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.05 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Photocopies of his daily journal for 1909 and correspondence which casts light upon the life of the Orthodox immigrant Jewish community of Montreal.
Date
1903-1927.
Fonds No.
P0076
History Biographical
Rabbi Simon Glazer was born in 1878. He was an Orthodox Rabbi and an author. During the years he lived in Montreal, he was Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogues of Montreal & Quebec City. He was also a founder of the Keneder Adler. He died in 1938.
Notes
The original diary is housed at the American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati).
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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LAXER, Rabbi Getsel.

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LAXER, Rabbi Getsel.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.09 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0171
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 7 soft-cover and 2 hard-cover notebooks as well as one large file of loose correspondence. Almost all are handwritten in Hebrew and are in fragile condition. Contents include notes for sermons, Torah scholarship and commentaries, including notes on kashrut (kosher slaughter), …
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LAXER, Rabbi Getsel.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.09 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of 7 soft-cover and 2 hard-cover notebooks as well as one large file of loose correspondence. Almost all are handwritten in Hebrew and are in fragile condition. Contents include notes for sermons, Torah scholarship and commentaries, including notes on kashrut (kosher slaughter), also notices of births and deaths in the family.The collection also includes two 1999 typescripts: Bernstein, Lily Laxer Laxer Saga (family history), and Robinson, Ira (1999) Is Saul Also Among the Prophets? - The Papers of Getsel Laxer and Their Importance for a History of Rabbinic Culture in Montreal (article)
Date
[1920-1942], 1999.
Fonds No.
P0171
History Biographical
Rabbi and scholar Getzel Laxer was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878 and settled first in Sherbrooke, Quebec upon his arrival in Canada in 1900. From the 1920s he lived in Montreal, earning his living as a schochet (ritual slaughterer) while working on scholarly works and sermons. He died in April 1942.
Custodial History
The papers were held by Laxer's granddaughter, Soryl Naymark, until they were lent to Professor Ira Robinson who wrote a paper based on them, presented at the Congress of Learned Societies Canadian Jewish Studies section in Sherbrooke in 1999. With the permission of Mrs. Naymark, daughter Lily Laxer Bernstein, and grandson Joseph Laxer, the papers were transferred to CJC Archives in December 1999
Notes
Fragile due to deteriorating paper.P99/12.Mainly Hebrew.Biographical sources: Bernstein, Lily Laxer (1999) Laxer Saga (family history) Robinson, Ira (1999) Is Saul Also Among the Prophets? - The Papers of Getsel Laxer and Their Importance for a History of Rabbinic Culture in Montreal (article).
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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FEUERWERKER, Rabbi David

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Collection
FEUERWERKER, Rabbi David
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 7 metres of textual records. - Env. 35 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0251
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the papers of Rabbi David Feuerwerker and his wife Antoinette Gluck Feuerwerker. The collection was received in two increments, the first consisting of 15 boxes before arrangement. Subjects of these documents include correspondence, University of Montreal issues, research…
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FEUERWERKER, Rabbi David
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 7 metres of textual records. - Env. 35 photographs.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the papers of Rabbi David Feuerwerker and his wife Antoinette Gluck Feuerwerker. The collection was received in two increments, the first consisting of 15 boxes before arrangement. Subjects of these documents include correspondence, University of Montreal issues, research notes and copies of from archives used in preparation of writings on the emancipation of the Jews of France, documents about the Rabbi's involvement in the Montreal Va'ad Ha'ir, family and immigration-related papers. A few photographs of the rabbi's funeral were among these papers. Two boxes pertain specifically to the activities of the Rabbi's wife Antoinette Gluck Feuerwerker. The second group of documents, received on June 11 and distributed into an additional 8 boxes, contains additional University of Montréal materials, and approximately 25 family photographs, among them Rabbi Feuerwerker as a child with his father and with his sisters, a wartime image from when he served as a French army chaplain (newsprint photo), pictures of Antoinette Feuerwerker with their daughters, and other pictures of the daughters (notably Natania, also pictured with her husband Gérard Étienne) , as well as a folder box of biographical documents about Rabbi Feuerwerker compiled at the time of his death. After cataloguing, the collection was divided into the following series: A) University of Montreal documents, B) Writings, C) Rabbinic activities D) Personal documents, E) Research notes, F) Correspondance and materials on diverse subjects, and G) Antoinette Gluck Feuerwerker's papers.
Date
[1914-1991].
Fonds No.
P0251
History Biographical
Born in Geneva in 1912 into a family of Hungarian Jewish origin, Rabbi Feuerwerker arrived in Montreal from France in the 1966 after a career in France which included serving as an army chaplain in the French army and participating in the Resistance during World War II, then serving as Chief Rabbi in Lyon, and later officiating in Neuilly-sur-Seine and Tournelles, near Paris, as well as teaching at the Sorbonne. In Montreal he was the first native Francophone rabbi associated with the Va'ad Ha'Ir of Montreal, and founded the first French language Jewish Studies program in Canada, at the University of Montreal. He also conducted religious services out of his home. His most well-known published work was about the emancipation of the Jews of France. Rabbi Feuerwerker died in Montreal on June 20, 1980 and was buried in Jerusalem. His wife Antoinette (Gluck) Feuerwerker was born in 1912, in Antwerp (Borgherout), Belgium. Before WWII she was a jurist with a degree from the University of Strasbourg, After they married in 1939, she worked with Rabbi Feuerwerker in the Resistance in France in WWII, and was involved in his research and counseling activities after the war. In Montreal she taught at College Français. Modern Orthodox (Ashkenazi) in orientation like her husband, after Rabbi Feuerwerker's death she kept his home synagogue (shtible) operating from 1980 to 2000 and served as its spiritual counselor. She died in February 2003, three years after moving to Israel.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Rabbi Feuerwerker's daughter, Natania Étienne-Feuerwerker (via Pierre Anctil)
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P15/11, MC 36.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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COHEN, Lyon.

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Collection
COHEN, Lyon.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.04 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0037
Scope and Content
Manuscript of address before third Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in 1936. Press clippings and correspondence paying tribute to his public service.
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COHEN, Lyon.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.04 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Manuscript of address before third Canadian Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly in 1936. Press clippings and correspondence paying tribute to his public service.
Date
1904-1937.
Fonds No.
P0037
History Biographical
Born in 1868, Lyon Cohen was a businessman and a philanthropist. He was a co-founder of the Canadian Jewish Times, the first anglo-Jewish periodical in Canada; treasurer of the Montreal Reform Club; former President of Jewish Colonization Association in Canada, Baron de Hirsch Institute, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Canadian Jewish Congress 1919, Montreal Va'ad Ha'ir; organized Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada. He died in 1937
Notes
Mostly originals, press clippings.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ZLOTNIK, Rabbi Judah L.

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Collection
ZLOTNIK, Rabbi Judah L.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0156
Scope and Content
Published articles and pamphlets in Yiddish and English on religion, literature, education, antisemitism, folklore. Personal correspondence. Press clippings on Jewish education in South Africa. Manuscript in Yiddish of his revised edition of Solomon Z. Vetzler's book Enquiries of the Heart.
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ZLOTNIK, Rabbi Judah L.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Published articles and pamphlets in Yiddish and English on religion, literature, education, antisemitism, folklore. Personal correspondence. Press clippings on Jewish education in South Africa. Manuscript in Yiddish of his revised edition of Solomon Z. Vetzler's book Enquiries of the Heart.
Date
1929-1948.
Fonds No.
P0156
History Biographical
Rabbi Zlotnik was born in Plock, Poland, in 1888. Pioneer in Yiddish and rabbinic studies in Canada; was executive director: Jewish National Fund in Canada, Zionist Organization of Canada, Board of Jewish Education in South Africa; founder and head of Mizrachi Organization in Poland and headed that organization in Canada and South Africa; settled in Israel and changed family name to Avida. He died in Israel in 1962.
Notes
P90/19.Yiddish and English.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection

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Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Fonds No.
1142
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
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Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Date
1889-1985
Fonds No.
1142
Storage Location
2-1A
History Biographical
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck lived in Moncton, New Brunswick and was the rabbi at the Tiferes Israel Synagague for over 30 years.
Language
Hebrew
English
Yiddish
Custodial History
Some of the content included in the collection was transferred to the JPL by the University of Toronto.
Subjects
Religious leaders
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Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Joseph Cohen Fonds

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Collection
Joseph Cohen Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1100
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of anniversary telegrams, poetry in Hebrew and newspaper clippings.
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Collection
Joseph Cohen Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of anniversary telegrams, poetry in Hebrew and newspaper clippings.
Date
1917-ca1963
Fonds No.
1100
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
"Who's Who in Canadian Jewry entry", 1963 "Textile importer, Born 3 Apr 1886, Bessarabia, son of Esther and Shaia Cohen. Married Dora Robinson, active Haddasah (past Pres). Children: Louis, Nathan, Dr. David, Ralph and Mrs. Wm (Suzanne) Shuchat. Blessed with fifteen grandchildren. Business: President, J. Cohen Inc. Affiliations: YMHA, (Gov); United Talmud Torahs (Gov); Jewish General Hospital (Gov); Jewish Hospital of Hope (Gov); Keren Hatarbut; Cdn Friends of the Hebrew U; Bnai Brith; ZOC; and Corinthian Lodge AF and AM. Has written a number of Hebrew poems which have been published. Came to Canada in 1904 and a descendant of the Chief Rabbi of Odessa. Rel Affil: Shaar Hashomayim. Res: 250 Kensington Ave. Bus: 1085 St. Alexander St, Montreal.
Language
Hebrew; English
Name Access
Cohen, Joseph, 1886-
Subjects
Poetry
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Jewish Public Library Archives
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