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RHINEWINE, Abraham

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1912-1934
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Author 'Looking Back a Century' 1934. File characteristics: Clippings. Originals and photocopies. Montreal-related material.
Name Access
RHINEWINE, Abraham
Subjects
Abraham RHINEWINE
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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SCHWARTZ, Abraham

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn66229
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1893-1951
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Obituary and bequests. File characteristics: Clippings and correspondence. Originals and photocopies. Relates to material outside Montreal.
Name Access
SCHWARTZ, Abraham
Subjects
Abraham SCHWARTZ
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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SHNITKA, Abraham

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn66456
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1910-1966
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Edmonton printer and founder of Franklin Press, Calgary, Alberta. Photocopies sent by son in 1998 include passport, letter from Queen's Printer Association, biography, 4 laser-copied photos,. Remarks: Birth: 1894. Death: 1972. File characteristics: Clippings and correspondence. Originals and photocopies. Relates to material outside Montreal.
Name Access
SHNITKA, Abraham
Subjects
Abraham SHNITKA
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Abraham Rosenblatt and friends

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper, cardboard : photography : black, white, pale green ; Ht: 13 3/8 in. x W: 9 7/8 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Photograph : Paper, cardboard : photography : black, white, pale green ; Ht: 13 3/8 in. x W: 9 7/8 in.
Other Title Information
Documentary Artifact
Date
1925
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Russian
Notes
Pale green border, b&w, group portrait, indoor. Eight adults pose in three rows in front of a painted landscape background; the firts row sits on a woven rug, while the middle row sits on a bench, and a man and a woman stay behind them. There are five women and three men; the men all wear hats and two carry canes, women wear long skirts, one of them wears a hat. Numbers have been added and circled in blue ink. Abraham Rosenblatt (top row right), Dr. Adele Marniore (top row left), Ekaterina Abramovna (bottom row left).
Accession No.
1988.01.23
Name Access
Sourkes, Shana
Places
Romania, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Abraham Caplin fonds

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Collection
Abraham Caplin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual material, objects
Fonds No.
I0007
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: a photocopied letter from Rabbi Fyne, July 18, 1924; a hand coloured certificate of condolence when Abraham Caplin died in July, 1924 signed by S. Spevak (President) and A. Sugarman (Vice-President) (see 1-1007); and four shoichet knives. The shoichet knives (butchers knives) we…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abraham Caplin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual material, objects
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: a photocopied letter from Rabbi Fyne, July 18, 1924; a hand coloured certificate of condolence when Abraham Caplin died in July, 1924 signed by S. Spevak (President) and A. Sugarman (Vice-President) (see 1-1007); and four shoichet knives. The shoichet knives (butchers knives) were owned by Abraham Caplin. Two have stamps from New Jersey, a third was made in Germany, and the fourth is unmarked. Three also have what seems to be early Bakelite handles - the earliest type of commercial plastic. This would put the date of their manufacture at any time after 1907. The handle from Germany however is made of ivory and is stamped with the name G. Gruenwald / Konigsberg. Gruenwald specialized in making ritual knives like circumcision blades and other slaughterer's tools. The these knives were likely made between 1850 and 1915. Allan has memories of his grandfather sharpening the knives using a whetstone, again and again, until they were sharper than a razor blade. "He would run his fingernail down the length of the blade looking for any chips, and if there were, back to the stone."
Date
[ca. 1924]
Fonds No.
I0007
History Biographical
Abraham Caplin (b. unknown - d. 1926) arrived in Ottawa in 1889 from Russia. He came with his wife, Doris (Pullan), daughter Bessie Caplin (b. 1888- d. 1951) and sons Louis Caplin and Manny Caplin. Abraham was a cantor but was unable to make a living as a cantor in Ottawa as the Jewish community was simply too small - only around 25 to 30 people. In the late 1890's or early 1900's, he became a shochet, as well as a secondhand goods merchant. The family has a small home and shop located at 479 Wellington (See Ottawa's 1907 City Directory). The family eventually moved to 367 Besserer which was much closer to the slaughterhouse, which at the time was located in a park that located at the corner of Charlotte and Laurier Avenue. Allan Maser, Abraham's grandson, recalled "it was on the very edge of the town at that time. Beyond that was Eastview (now Vanier) and then fields and fields." Abraham was a founder and strong supporter of Agudath Achim, Ottawa's second congregation, and was mourned deeply by the entire community when he passed away in 1926. Abraham's son Louis Caplin married Alice Adler and lived in Toronto. Son Manny moved first to Detroit, then settled in Los Angeles. Daughter Bessie married Rabbi Max Maser (b. 1886- d. 1953) sometime between 1906 and 1911. Bessie met Rabbi Maser when he was invited to perform High Holiday services for Agudath Achim and stayed at the family's home. Rabbi Maser subsequently became the Assistant Cantor of Congregation Agudath Achim and would serve the congregation between 1924 and 1954. The couple had nine sons, seven of whom served overseas in World War II, and a daughter.
Acquisition Source
Allan Maser.
Notes
1. Biographical information provided by Allan Maser and by the Honourable Abraham H. Lieff, 2001. 2. The Caplan surname is usually spelled with “a,” however, Abraham Caplin’s headstone in the Bank Street cemetery is spelled with an “i”. Allan Maser suggested (July, 2014) that the change in spelling likely occurred during the immigration process.
Related Material
Related material in Hy Maser fonds, Biographical files under Maser Family.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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ANSELL, David Abraham.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn112
Collection
ANSELL, David Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0004
Scope and Content
Correspondence from prominent Canadians including several expressing sympathy for Jews massacred in Russia as well as immigration. Notes for speeches on finance, Jews and Conservatism. Press clippings relating to politics, various Jewish causes, religion, finance and trade with Mexico. Biographical…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
ANSELL, David Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Correspondence from prominent Canadians including several expressing sympathy for Jews massacred in Russia as well as immigration. Notes for speeches on finance, Jews and Conservatism. Press clippings relating to politics, various Jewish causes, religion, finance and trade with Mexico. Biographical articles in Yiddish.
Date
1877-1940.
Fonds No.
P0004
History Biographical
Born in London in 1834, Mr. Ansell was educated in England and Germany. He came to Canada in 1860. He was an ardent British imperialist, and was acquainted with John A. MacDonald and George-Etienne Cartier from pre-Confederation times. In his "Welding the Lines of Union" he unfolded a scheme similar to the one later advocated by Joseph Chamberlain. Appointed Consul-General for Mexico in Canada, he resigned in 1913 due to age. He was deeply involved in Jewish educational and philanthropic work, and was the first chairman of the Canadian Committee of Jewish Colonization Association. He was a charter member and for 17 years president of Baron de Hirsch Institute and was instrumental in passing of legislation giving equal rights to Jewish children in public schools in Montreal. He died in Montreal in 1914.
Notes
English and Yiddish.Fonds consists of mostly originals.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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GRAY, Morris Abraham.

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Collection
GRAY, Morris Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0079
Scope and Content
Winnipeg scrapbook of press clippings about Jewish immigration and life in Western Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
GRAY, Morris Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Winnipeg scrapbook of press clippings about Jewish immigration and life in Western Canada.
Date
1915-1932.
Fonds No.
P0079
History Biographical
Born in 1889, Morris Gray was a long-time Winnipeg alderman and CCF member of the Manitoba Legislature. He was one of the founders of Canadian Jewish Congress, and eventually its Honourary Vice-President. He was secretary of JIAS from its inception.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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LIVINSON, Abraham Jacob.

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Collection
LIVINSON, Abraham Jacob.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.36 metres of textual records. - 63 photographs. - 1 artefact. - 1 map.
Fonds No.
P0111
Scope and Content
Scrapbook 1911-1914 of press clippings on education, medicine, health, law, politics - mostly foreign. Letter from Protestant Board of School Commissioners about the selling school buildings to Jewish School Board, Montreal. Article "The Jews in Montreal" by O. Asselin. Correspondence on the Jewish…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
LIVINSON, Abraham Jacob.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.36 metres of textual records. - 63 photographs. - 1 artefact. - 1 map.
Scope and Content
Scrapbook 1911-1914 of press clippings on education, medicine, health, law, politics - mostly foreign. Letter from Protestant Board of School Commissioners about the selling school buildings to Jewish School Board, Montreal. Article "The Jews in Montreal" by O. Asselin. Correspondence on the Jewish school question, B'nai Brith, Whistler's "Mother" portrait, municipal improvement, prohibition, Abraham Lincoln. Press clippings about Abraham Lincoln Montreal Jewish statistics to 1928. MS. "The House of Hart" - Notes and references about the Hart family. MS. "Little River" - a simple story of one man's life. MS. 293 pages of book Thoughts and the Records of A.J. Livinson - the musings of a romantic and a dreamer. M.A. Thesis McGill University "The Pedagogical Value and Psychical Influence of the Motion Picture on Present Day Educational System" 1916. Lecture notes 1913-1914 McGill University Law School. Typewritten "Order of Proceedings Ezekiel Hart Centenary Commemoration" 1944. Typescripts of articles by A.J. Livinson on a variety of subjects. Personal correspondence. Harry Bloomfield Memorial Medal 14K gold. 63 photos, including McGill Jewish student organization (Maccabean Circle). In oversize storage: hand-drawn map, approximately 11 x 14 inches, showing Jewish settlement in Montreal from the 1760 until 1944.
Date
1911-1966.
Fonds No.
P0111
History Biographical
Born in 1888, Abraham Livinson was a lecturer, writer, teacher; graduated from the School for Teachers of McGill University as well as Law School; founded the Jewish section of McGill University's library; graduated from the School of Social Science and the School of Journalism of the University of Montreal; former secretary of the Jewish Committee of the Royal Commission to Investigate Education in Montreal; was secretary of the Businessmen's Council of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, United Talmud Torahs and the Y.M.H.A., all of Montreal; former chairman of the Citizenship Committee of the City Improvement League of Montreal; was chairman of Canadian Jewish Congress's Ezekiel Hart Centenary Commemoration Committee; was prolific contributor of historical articles to newspapers and magazines; starting in 1935 was active in Canadian Jewish Congress Archives Committee and was responsible for the donation of historically significant books and documents.
Notes
Related groups of records: Other items donated by A.J. Livinson were filed according to subject at time of donation, mostly in early personalia and organizational files.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ROBACK, Abraham Aaron.

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Collection
ROBACK, Abraham Aaron.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.22 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs. - 3 sound elements. - 13 textual records.
Fonds No.
P0124
Scope and Content
Biographical press clippings. Photocopies of articles in Yiddish. Photocopies of personal correspondence. Original letters to B.G. Sack in Yiddish. Pamphlets. Periodicals containing his articles. P87/23 : Articles by and about A.A. Roback. 3 photos.Additions 1987: 2 postcards from A.A. Roback to M …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
ROBACK, Abraham Aaron.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.22 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs. - 3 sound elements. - 13 textual records.
Scope and Content
Biographical press clippings. Photocopies of articles in Yiddish. Photocopies of personal correspondence. Original letters to B.G. Sack in Yiddish. Pamphlets. Periodicals containing his articles. P87/23 : Articles by and about A.A. Roback. 3 photos.Additions 1987: 2 postcards from A.A. Roback to M (Michael?) Roback, 1930. Article by A.A.Roback "A Psychologist evaluates Peretz", Jewish Observer. Verse by Michael Roback. A.A. Roback, THE YIDDISH EMPIRE (Di Imperye Yiddish), Mexico: Solomon Mendelson Fund, 1958. Clippings, publications by A.A.Roback: WHY YIDDISH?, CONTEMPORARY YIDDISH LITERATURE, "Being Polite in Yiddish", etc. Publication announcements, ephemera, eulogiesAdditions 1988 : 3 Long-playing records 78 rpm on 33-1/3 format. A.A. Roback reading "Back from the Draft Board" by Sholem Aleichem. Produced by Harvard University. 10 books. Albert Schweitzer Jubilee Book; 2 Yiddish booklets. 3 books by A.A. Roback. Jewish Observer, Peretz issue, 1945
Date
1910-1965.
Fonds No.
P0124
History Biographical
Abraham Aaron Roback was born in 1890. He was a psychologist, educator, author, Yiddishist; early editor of the Keneder Adler; authored more than 30 books on psychology, Yiddish language and literature. He died in 1965
Custodial History
This fonds is composed of several small collections donated by various Roback family members. Leah Roback, niece, made two donations in 1987 (P87/41 and P87/23). Mrs. Rose Mergler, niece, made two donations on December 22, 1987 (P87/42) and on January 18, 1988 (P88/04). R. Helfield made a donation on March 24, 1988 (P88/27). Annie Pedvis made two donations in 1988 (P88/45 and P88/31)
Notes
P87/23, P87/41, P87/42, P88/04, P88/27, P88/31, P88/45.Yiddish and English.Roback's books in Archives Library.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Finestone, Abraham (Abbie).

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn530
Collection
FINESTONE family.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.001 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0058; 1
Scope and Content
1 file containing mostly originals. Birth Certificate. Canadian Expeditionary Forces Army pay book. World War I discharge certificate 1919. Letter on 85th Battery (Siberia) CEF stationery. Photocopy of marriage certificate. Insurance agent card and attestation from Police Force. Estate documents 1
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
FINESTONE family.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
0.001 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
1 file containing mostly originals. Birth Certificate. Canadian Expeditionary Forces Army pay book. World War I discharge certificate 1919. Letter on 85th Battery (Siberia) CEF stationery. Photocopy of marriage certificate. Insurance agent card and attestation from Police Force. Estate documents 1
Date
1896-1949.
Fonds No.
P0058
Series No.
1
History Biographical
Abraham Finestone, father of Bernard, was born in Montreal in 1896. An insurance agent by profession, he served in the First World War and was cited for his work in organizing the Voluntary Transport League to return soldiers home after World War II. He died in 1949
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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