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COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.

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Collection
COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.23 metres of textual records. - 1 sound element.
Fonds No.
P0040
Scope and Content
Register of marriages and births officiated by him 1899-1925 at Congregation Beth Israel of Montreal. Provincial marriage licences, official birth declarations and Hebrew marriage certificates. Biographical press clippings and articles on religion mostly in Yiddish. (Addition I) Approx 200 letters,…
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COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.23 metres of textual records. - 1 sound element.
Scope and Content
Register of marriages and births officiated by him 1899-1925 at Congregation Beth Israel of Montreal. Provincial marriage licences, official birth declarations and Hebrew marriage certificates. Biographical press clippings and articles on religion mostly in Yiddish. (Addition I) Approx 200 letters, 3 files of clippings by and about Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen of Montreal, and his son-in-law Harry Feirst (USA). 164 letters by Hirsch to family members in Yiddish and Hebrew (1904-1947). 25 other letters to Fierst. Report and sermon. (Addition II) Letters to P. Fierst, Hebrew letter 1929 from Israel describing the Arab Riots, letter 1927 about his son's Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem, Jewish Welfare Board in New York, Rabbi Eisenstadt Correspondence from New York. (Addition III) 1 interview cassette of Herbert Fierst interviewing Phil Vineberg (relative) about recollections of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen.
Date
1899-1980.
Fonds No.
P0040
History Biographical
Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen was born in 1862 in Lithuania and received his rabbinical ordination in Vilna and Volozhin. He was dean of the Canadian Rabbinate and president of the Montreal Council of Orthodox Rabbis; opened the first session of Canadian Jewish Congress with a prayer in 1919; founder of Jewish Community Council of Montreal (Va'ad Ha'ir) and Talmud Torah School; active in Mizrachi organization of Orthodox Zionists; served on executive of Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; author of many learned articles on religion. He died in 1950
Custodial History
The donor, Herbert Fierst, is the son of Harry Fierst, son-in-law of Zvi Hirsch, to whom most of the correspondence is addressed. Harry Fierst, a businessman, was involved in religious and Zionist Jewish causes. Herbert, a lawyer, helped displaced person (DPs) after WWII.
Notes
Fragile materials.P97/11, P97/11add, P97/11add2.English, Yiddish and Hebrew.An interview tape about the family history was donated by Mr. Fierst in 1998.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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BATSHAW, Harry.

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Collection
BATSHAW, Harry.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0007
Scope and Content
Congratulatory correspondence on his appointment to the Bench. Press clippings containing tributes. The Jew in the Judiciary, a 1968 address before the Canadian Jewish Historical Society
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
BATSHAW, Harry.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Congratulatory correspondence on his appointment to the Bench. Press clippings containing tributes. The Jew in the Judiciary, a 1968 address before the Canadian Jewish Historical Society
Date
1950-1984.
Fonds No.
P0007
History Biographical
Born in 1902, Harry Batshaw was a lawyer. He was educated at McGill University and at the Sorbonne, appointed King's Counsel in 1940 and made a Judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1950. He was the first Jew to be appointed to a Superior Court in Canada. He was an honorary vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada; secretary of the Baron de Hirsch Institute; president of Canadian Young Judea; and co­chairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He helped found Amitiés culturelles Canada-Français-Israël. He died in 1984
Notes
See photo coll. PC 1.Fonds consists of mostly originals, press clippings and copies.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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BLANK, Harry.

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Collection
BLANK, Harry.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
11 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0018
Scope and Content
Political files relating to affairs handled while serving as MNA. Many of these files relate to Jewish concerns. Press clippings about taxes, crime, ethnic minorities, Bill 101, racism, political infighting. Biographies of all MNAs in 1980. National Assembly film script. Publications. Correspondence
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Collection
BLANK, Harry.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
11 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Political files relating to affairs handled while serving as MNA. Many of these files relate to Jewish concerns. Press clippings about taxes, crime, ethnic minorities, Bill 101, racism, political infighting. Biographies of all MNAs in 1980. National Assembly film script. Publications. Correspondence
Date
1961-1989.
Fonds No.
P0018
History Biographical
Born in 1925 in Montreal, Mr. Blank is a barrister/ QC and was an MNA for Montreal St. Louis District 1960-1985. Originally a member of the Liberal party, he ran as an Independent in his riding in 1985
Custodial History
A portion of this collection (8 metres) was transfered from the Archives Nationales du Québec in 1989, to joint the material donated by Mr. Blank to CJC in 1985
Notes
P89/06, P85/29.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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FINKELSTEIN, Harry (Harry Kel) : Poetry, Biography: Holocaust, Post-War.

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Collection
FINKELSTEIN, Harry (Harry Kel) : Poetry, Biography: Holocaust, Post-War.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0204
Scope and Content
Self-published spiral bound volume of poetry, c. 200 pages, 1991-1995, themes of Holocaust and depression. Biography from www.harrykel.com (illustrated) about parents in Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wolfrathshausen DP camp, and author in Montreal and Toronto.
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Collection
FINKELSTEIN, Harry (Harry Kel) : Poetry, Biography: Holocaust, Post-War.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Self-published spiral bound volume of poetry, c. 200 pages, 1991-1995, themes of Holocaust and depression. Biography from www.harrykel.com (illustrated) about parents in Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wolfrathshausen DP camp, and author in Montreal and Toronto.
Date
1991-2005.
Fonds No.
P0204
History Biographical
Harry "Kel" Finkelstein was born in 1947 in the Wolfrathshuasen DP camp to Polish parents from the town Zdunska-Wola, who had survived Auschwitz-Birkenau. He came to Canada (Montreal) at the age of one, in 1948. After working in textiles with his father, they later moved to Toronto. Harry Finkelstein writes of his struggles with bipolar disorder, which affected his career and coloured his prolific poetry writing. His website "www.harrykel.org" reflects his concerns with the Holocaust and its after-effects.
Custodial History
The collection was donated to the Archives on Nov. 9, 2005, by Harry Finkelstein.
Notes
P04/14, ZB.Testimony of the child of survivors including reference to the effect of the Holocaust on the author's mental state. He relates the pain of bi-polar depression to the feelings invoked by the events of war.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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Harry Levitan fonds

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Collection
Harry Levitan fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 item
Fonds No.
I0094
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a Stag Party invitation and program for Harry “Lefty” Levitan held at the Belle Claire Hotel, March 26, l941.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Harry Levitan fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a Stag Party invitation and program for Harry “Lefty” Levitan held at the Belle Claire Hotel, March 26, l941.
Date
1941
Fonds No.
I0094
History Biographical
Harry Levitan, third son of Morris and Rachael Levitan, was born in Buckingham, Quebec, July 9, l914. His older brothers were Leo, Archie, Harry, sister Rose and step-brother Elliott. He grew up in Ottawa, attended York Street Public School and Lisgar Collegiate until his father wanted him to work in his business of scrap metal. Harry lived for several years in Almonte where he operated a mill which recycled cloth. The Almonte textile business could not compete with the emergence of synthetic materials and went out of business. He eventually became an owner of Bakermet with Elliott Levitan. He married Frieda Lesh (Norman Lesh’s sister) in 1941. “He was a quiet man and basically a businessman”. He died September 24, l994.
Notes
1. Invitation and Harry Levitan biography from Ruth Levitan, daughter-in-law, Autumn, 2000.
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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LIVINSON, Harry Hyman.

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Collection
LIVINSON, Harry Hyman.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0112
Scope and Content
Masonic correspondence, notes, programs, reports. Correspondence on Spanish and Portuguese Congregation. Personal correspondence from Rev. C. Ritchie-Bell, principal of Presbyterian College, Montreal. Souvenir program Zion Cadet Corps, 1905.
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Collection
LIVINSON, Harry Hyman.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Masonic correspondence, notes, programs, reports. Correspondence on Spanish and Portuguese Congregation. Personal correspondence from Rev. C. Ritchie-Bell, principal of Presbyterian College, Montreal. Souvenir program Zion Cadet Corps, 1905.
Date
1905-1955.
Fonds No.
P0112
History Biographical
Born in 1894 in Montreal, Harry Livinson was a trustee at the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation. He was a life member of the St. George's Lodge A.F. and A.M., and a past chairman of the Executive Committee, Mount Royal Lodge B'nai Brith.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Harry Hershman Collection

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Collection
Hirsh (Harry) Hershman Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1239
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hirsh (Harry) Hershman Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Date
1903-1935
Fonds No.
1239
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Born in Bukovina, Romania, January 24, 1876, Hershman came to Montreal in 1902. He was co-founder of the Workmen's Circle and was dedicated to humane causes. Hershman founded a small library in his home, from where books were lent free of charge. This was a precursor of the Jewish Public Library, eventually founded in 1914. Hershman was active in building the first Peretz School following World War I, and was also instrumental in bringing over orphans from the pogroms in the Ukraine. In his youth Hershman wrote poetry, and was later a pioneer of the Yiddish press. A lover of Yiddish literature, Hershman participated in publishing a number of literary journals in Montreal.
Language
Yiddish
German
English
Subjects
Hershman, Hirsch (Harry), 1876-1955
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Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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BATSHAW, Justice Harry

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Collection
BATSHAW, Justice Harry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 62 photographs. - Env. 0.08 metres of textual records. - 7 medals. - 1 sound element.
Fonds No.
P0257
Scope and Content
Documents include a scrapbook of fragile newclippings and publicity about the United Palestine Appeal of 1940-1941; two bound volumes of Canadan Zionist, vols 7 and 8 (1939-1941); two scrapbook folders of photocopies, one of congratulatory letters from when Harry Batshaw became a judge in 1950, and…
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Collection
BATSHAW, Justice Harry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 62 photographs. - Env. 0.08 metres of textual records. - 7 medals. - 1 sound element.
Scope and Content
Documents include a scrapbook of fragile newclippings and publicity about the United Palestine Appeal of 1940-1941; two bound volumes of Canadan Zionist, vols 7 and 8 (1939-1941); two scrapbook folders of photocopies, one of congratulatory letters from when Harry Batshaw became a judge in 1950, and one of newsclippings dating from this time (These photocopies are additions to the materials already at CJ Archives in Harry Batshaw's box, ZB collection). There is an album of photographs and documents about events such as the Negev dinner honouring Harry Batshaw, and other events (JNF, Allience Israelite Universelle, Harry Batshaw Foundation, etc). The dinner photos include pictures of family members who attended. A second photo album contains mostly family photos and portraits. Among the regular sized and smaller photographs, both loose and in albums, there are several portraits of Harry Batshaw taken at various times, including in judge's robes; picture of Harry with son Lewis (aged around 9), both wearing military-style uniforms, in front of their Westmount house; picture of son Lewis Batshaw on a boat at the Lord Reading Yacht Club and a small picture of him circa 1942 (aged around 8) holding a fish at the family's country home on Lake Connolly; family pictures in album including at Yacht Club and Lake Connolly. Two large photos: group photo of the Workman's Circle of Montreal, 1940 with Harry's father identified in the group; composite photo of Jewish judges in Canada at time of Canada's Centennial in 1967. Two large rolled JNF certificates, one with several Montreal signatures. One large rolled certificate from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of the loose documents in the family album is the marriage certificate for Harry Batshaw and Anne Tarshis, 1928. Other loose documents in the collection include ephemera from a royal visit to Canada and materials pertaining to the Allience Israelite Universelle and other topics. Objects: 1956 Negev Dinner commemorative certificate for Harry Bartshaw, with photo and map of land, wax seal, ribbon; in wooden-cover book inside a box. 7 medals for various commemorative honours, in an open box; two are of the same type in large and small versions, René Cassin Human Rights award, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, Canada's 1967 Centennial. One interview of Harry Batshaw on audiocassette speaking about his brother Manny, 14 minutes 30 seconds (a digital copy was made from the tape on Feb 1, 2017.)
Date
1939-2007.
Fonds No.
P0257
History Biographical
Born in 1902, Harry Batshaw was a lawyer and a judge. He was educated at McGill University and at the Sorbonne, appointed King's Counsel in 1940 and made a Judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1950. He was the first Jew to be appointed to a Superior Court in Canada. He was very active in Jewish community issues: notably he was honorary vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada; secretary of the Baron de Hirsch Institute; president of Canadian Young Judea; and co­chairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He helped found Amitiés culturelles Canada-Français-Israël. He died in 1984.
Custodial History
The collection was donated Sept. 9, 2016. by son Lewis Batshaw and daughter-in-law Huguette Batshaw
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P16/13, MCAT, PCAT.Associated material: See also Harry Batshaw collection P0007 (in CJC collection, series ZB).
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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J. Harry Edelberg Fonds

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Collection
J. Harry Edelberg Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
6cm of textual records; 10 photographs
Fonds No.
1109
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of four files containing correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, books and other ephemera of J. Harry Edelberg. Box includes one loose page of family information, circa 199-?/200-?.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
J. Harry Edelberg Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
6cm of textual records; 10 photographs
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of four files containing correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, books and other ephemera of J. Harry Edelberg. Box includes one loose page of family information, circa 199-?/200-?.
Fonds No.
1109
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Books and pamphlets in collection are printed on low-quality paper and are falling apart
Conservation
One photograph is rolled, two others are attached to cardboard. Other photographs and pamphlets placed in individual sleeves
Language
Yiddish
Russian
English
Name Access
Edelberg, J. Harry
Subjects
Edelberg, J. Harry
Military Personnel -- Canada.
Choirs
Shaar Hashomayim Congregation -- Montreal (Quebec).
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Jewish Public Library Archives
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L. Harry Goldman fonds

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Collection
L. Harry Goldman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
l folder of textual records
Fonds No.
I0140
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Ottawa Vaad Ha’ Ir, biographical newspaper clipping, February 24, 1990 and notes from a July ll, l995 interview at Mr. Goldman’s home in Fredericton.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
L. Harry Goldman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
l folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence with the Ottawa Vaad Ha’ Ir, biographical newspaper clipping, February 24, 1990 and notes from a July ll, l995 interview at Mr. Goldman’s home in Fredericton.
Date
l979 - l988
Fonds No.
I0140
History Biographical
Louis Harry Goldman (1909 - 1995) was born in Ottawa, son of Jacob and Rachel Wolfe Goldman. He was educated at the Kent School for Higher English and Applied Arts, graduating in 1926 and receiving the Stewart McLeneghan gold watch for attaining the highest marks in school. He joined the Government of Canada in 1927 and became secretary to the director of the Board of Transport Commissioners. His involvement with the Ottawa Jewish community commenced in 1932 as secretary to the Vaad Hakashruth. Harry said, “the following year ... the members from all four synagogues started talking about the prospects of using their body as a nucleus for the establishment of a larger organization - a Vaad Ha’Ir ... All the planning and helping to put it into operation entailed an additional workload but I relished it”. He added the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir to his secretarial duties in 1934 and one of the first jobs was compiling a mailing list of the members (families) of the Jewish community in Ottawa. This position carried an honorarium. He was also General Secretary for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin when it commenced publication on October 22, l937. He continued all of these duties, along with his government employment until leaving Ottawa in 1944. Harry Goldman married Amelia Levine of Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Admiral Beatty Hotel, Saint John, N.B. On December 27, l942. In 1944 he moved to a new career in retail at the family business, Gaiety’s Men’s Store, Fredericton. He remained in Fredericton and died there on October 13, l995 after a long illness.
Notes
1. Acquired from L. Harry Goldman, July, l995. 2. RG 1.G. 029
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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