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Hananiah M. Caiserman Fonds

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Collection
Hananiah M. Caiserman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
5cm of textual records
Fonds No.
1087
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of six files of documents relating to the work of Hananiah Caiserman within the Canadian Jewish Congress and as a political candidate and activist. Materials include manuscript and typescript drafts of correspondence and publications, political campaign materials and publications…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Hananiah M. Caiserman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
5cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of six files of documents relating to the work of Hananiah Caiserman within the Canadian Jewish Congress and as a political candidate and activist. Materials include manuscript and typescript drafts of correspondence and publications, political campaign materials and publications of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Fonds No.
1087
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Many older documents are britte and flaking
Conservation
Some items laminated
Language
English
Yiddish
Notes
Selection of material from fonds digitized. To consult the entire file, please contact the JPL-A directly.
Name Access
Caiserman, Hananiah M.
Subjects
Caiserman, Hananiah M.
Canadian Jewish Congress
Political elections
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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M. Caplan Furs Ltd. fonds

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Collection
M. Caplan Furs Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
2 files textual records; 1 object
Fonds No.
B0009
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 coat hanger, one newspaper clipping, a greeting card, and two advertisments for Chateau Furs Limited.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
M. Caplan Furs Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
2 files textual records; 1 object
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 coat hanger, one newspaper clipping, a greeting card, and two advertisments for Chateau Furs Limited.
Date
1924 - 1990
Fonds No.
B0009
History Biographical
M. Caplan Furs was established in 1919 by Meyer Caplan (b. unknown - d. August 5, 1968). The store was located at 178 Sparks Street and later moved to Bank Street. His son, John (b. unknown - d. March 26, 2000) entered the business in 1946 after earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. The store closed in 1990 due to decreases busineess as a result of what John Caplan described as the "pressure placed on the industry by the environmental lobby”. Five sales staff and five trades workers from the store’s small factory were put out of work. Pat Flesher Furs picked up the after-sales services, storage, and insurance services of Caplan furs.
Related Material
John Caplan file in Individual Collections.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Niome Greenberg fonds = Norma Greenberg fonds

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Collection
Niome Greenberg fonds = Norma Greenberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0181
Scope and Content
Fond consists of: A Soviet Union (Russian) Passport: The passport is copied out in three languages, Russian, Unknown (a Slavic language) and French. Includes a photograph and biographical information - 1927; A certificate made out to "Norma Greenberg" from the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empi…
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Collection
Niome Greenberg fonds = Norma Greenberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fond consists of: A Soviet Union (Russian) Passport: The passport is copied out in three languages, Russian, Unknown (a Slavic language) and French. Includes a photograph and biographical information - 1927; A certificate made out to "Norma Greenberg" from the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire on the occasion of Niome becoming a naturalized Canadian citizen - 1932; A photograph of Norma and an Unknown woman - 1978; A letter to Norma which was sent along with her Certificate of Naturalization (unscanned) - 1932; A letter from the Department of Immigration and Colonization to Norma's sister Cayla (here written as Kala Cardash) notifying her that her sister's application for admission into Canada was approved. Signed by J. S. Fraser as well as S. B. Haltrecht of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Scoiety out of Montreal (unscanned) - 1926; An Immigration Identification Card that Norma was given before departure from Russia. The carrier is instructed to present the card to the Examining Officer at the port of arrival. The card is issued to "Chomka Greenberg". It gives the name of the ship she came across in as the "Montnairn". There is no date on the card but should be 1927 as that is the year she came to Canada; A US border crossing identification card - 1944; A St. John Ambulance Association First Aid certificate made out to "Niome Greenberg" (unscanned) - 1940; A Declaration of Non-Immigrant Alien form. A form the Norma had to fill out when she wanted to visit her Uncle Ershel Grossman in New York City for 3 to 4 months - November 14, 1928; A strip of black and white photos of Niome in a photo booth; A sepia photograph of Niome standing with an Unknown gentleman;
Date
1927-1970's
Fonds No.
I0181
History Biographical
Niome Greenberg (also known as Norma Greenberg, Chomka Grinberg, Khomka Grinberg) was born on March 14 or 15, 1906 in the city of Kamenez (Kamenatz), Podolsky in Soviet Russia. She came to Ottawa in 1926 or 1927 after she was sponsored by her sister, Cayla Cardash (Cayla Greenberg - also seen as Kayla, Kala). She recieved her official citizenship in 1932. She lived at 226 Friel Street and 495 St. Patrick Street. In 1928 she listed her occupation on a US Temporary Visitor form as a fruit dealer. It is possible that she eventually moved to Chicago and started a family. Cayla (b. 1896, d. May 15, 1972) was married to Littman Cardash. They had four children together; Bess (m. Phillip S. Lewis of Washington D.C.), Rabbi Yehuda Cardash, Lillian (Lily - of Washington, D.C.) and Moses (Moe) Cardash.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Bernard Illievitz Fonds

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Collection
Bernard Illievitz Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10cm of textual records including two bound volumes
Fonds No.
1125
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two bound volumes and a group of press clippings written or collected by Dr. Bernard Illievitz. The two volumes, one manuscript and one typescript, are both the title "Israel and Medicine." The manuscript edition features hand-drawn illustrations. Also included is one file of …
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Bernard Illievitz Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
10cm of textual records including two bound volumes
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two bound volumes and a group of press clippings written or collected by Dr. Bernard Illievitz. The two volumes, one manuscript and one typescript, are both the title "Israel and Medicine." The manuscript edition features hand-drawn illustrations. Also included is one file of clippings. An earlier finding aid lists four additional items or folders, including an award from the Baron de Hirsch Institute, a medical diploma and various awards and certificates.
Fonds No.
1125
Storage Location
JPL
7-1F
Physical Condition
Fair to poor
Conservation
Many press clippings are fragile.
Language
English
Name Access
Illievitz, Bernard
Subjects
Illievitz, Bernard
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bebe Trepman Fonds

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Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Fonds No.
1321
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Date
1925-1985
Fonds No.
1321
Storage Location
4-2D
JPL
Physical Condition
Excellent
History Biographical
Bebe Trepman was a longtime educator in Jewish Montreal, authoring teacher resources and packages for various schools and programmes. She was active in the community, particularly in promotion and preservation of the Yiddish language.
Language
English
Yiddish
Polish
Subjects
Trepman, Bebe
Education - Jews
Education Resource Centre
Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Alice Postner Fonds

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Collection
Alice Postner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.16m of textual material
Fonds No.
1339
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invit…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Alice Postner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.16m of textual material
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invitations.
Date
1921-1967 [predominently 1950's]
Fonds No.
1339
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Alice Postner (Dec. 20 1905 - April 16 1967) was a Montreal pianist, composer and music teacher. Born in Montreal, she attended the Montreal Pianoforte School of Music, then MacDonald College to be trained as a teacher. While teaching, Mrs. Postner gave lessons in piano and music theory from her home. At age 35, she attended McGill for a Bachelor of Music, graduating in 1957 and went on to teach Conservatorium of Music at the University. In the late 1940's Mrs. Postner began composing her own choral music. In the 1950's her compositions were published. Alice Postner was married to Jacob Postner with whom she had a son and daughter.
Language
English
Custodial History
The Alice Posner Fonds was donated to the JPL-A by Harry Postner in 1991.
Arrangement
Material was weeded, rehoused and described in 2014. Textual material concerning various musical movements and composers was sampled.
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply
Accession No.
14-030
Subjects
Postner, Alice
Music.
McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) - Alumni and alumnae
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Gordon Shore fonds

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Collection
Gordon Shore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 2 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0084
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 sheet of information regarding Ligar Collegiate, as well as two b&w photographs, one photo of Gordon while in the military, and a reproduction of a photo of Joe Shore with his brothers Harry, Charles, Max, Jack and Henry Shore.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Gordon Shore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 sheet of information regarding Ligar Collegiate, as well as two b&w photographs, one photo of Gordon while in the military, and a reproduction of a photo of Joe Shore with his brothers Harry, Charles, Max, Jack and Henry Shore.
Date
[1915 - 1941]
Fonds No.
I0084
History Biographical
Gordon Shore was born in Ottawa in 1920, the son of Joe and Sarah Shore (d. February 12, 1941). He attended Osgoode and York Street Public Schools then attended Lisgar Collegiate between fall 1933 to spring 1937. He participated in track and field and junior basketball. Gordon and his brother Mannie were members of the Maccabean Athletic Association. He enlisted in 1940 and served overseas in England and Scotland with a forestry unit. Gordon always enjoyed track and field and participated in a Special Field Day at Aldershot, England, while overseas. He had the rank of staff sergeant when he was discharged at the end of World War II. Gordon returned to Ottawa after the war and worked for the Federal Civil Service. In 1949 he married Edith Daniels and had a son, Brian Shore. He retired to Montreal.
Notes
1. Information obtained from Gordon Shore in a telephone conversation with Dawn Logan, fall 2007. Also from Joy Heft, Lisgar Collegiate Archives. 2. Mannie Shore served in the army during World War II as a clerk.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Slover fonds

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Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Fonds No.
I0050
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Date
1926 - 1958
Fonds No.
I0050
Physical Condition
Two albums restored by Wanda McWilliams, 2001.
History Biographical
David Slover arrived in Ottawa from Montreal in 1922 as a young man. He was born on January 22, l897, Suchawa, Austria. At the age of 12 in 1908 he immigrated to Montreal. He had received his early dramatic training in Montreal under the guidance of B. Z. Goldberg. He moved to Ottawa because of an uncle living in Ottawa. He organized the Ottawa Jewish Literary and Dramatic Society which presented regular dramatic performances. He also acted as the dramatic director of Ottawa Young Judaea between 1924 and 1934. In 1935 he assisted with the first Jewish Drama Festival in Canada and directed the Ottawa production entitled “His children” which won second place. Also in 1935 he became the director of the Jewish Theatre Guild (Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild). He consistently endeavoured to raise the cultural level of those interested in drama. By 1937, he had directed forty-nine plays. For many years David Slover was the motivating force behind Jewish dramatic productions in this city and was well known to the theatre going public at large. He was a member of the Ottawa Drama League. He starred in numerous plays and also directed and produced a great number. The last play of the Jewish Theatre Guild was “The world of Sholom Aleichem”, produced and directed by David Slover in the Jewish Community Centre in 1956 and his son Norman assisted with the lighting. He also played the role of Mendele, the bookseller. David Slover was in business in Ottawa, operating the Mannequin Dress Shop on Bank Street. At one time he had two shops on Bank Street. Later he expanded with Morley’s on Elgin, one on Wellington and eventually one in Hull. He was helped by his wife and eventually his son Morley joined the family business. He married Belle Flesher of Ottawa in 1936 and they and had three children, Norman (married Sandra Levine), Morley and Beverley.
Notes
1. Early history taken from December 7, 8, 1937 program of The Jewish Theatre Guild in “Kibitzer” and December 5, 6, 1938 program of the Jewish Theatre Guild in “Room Service”. 2. Personal information obtained from Norman Slover, April, 2006. He mentioned that Mrs. Dora Green, Lorne Green’s mother was part of a theatrical group and also that Lorne Green was a regular performer of small theatricals produced on Sundays. 3. John Holzman recalls that down town businessmen met at the old bus terminal, Albert Street for lunch each day, April, 2006. 4. The uncle was Frank Slover’s father.
Related Material
Related material in Young Judaea Ottawa fonds, Jewish Stage Players fonds, Jewish People’s School Ottawa fonds = Jeoash Folk Shule Ottawa fonds, Jewish Theatre Guild +Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Bernard Smith fonds

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Collection
Bernard Smith fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file, 1 artifact
Fonds No.
I0033
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper clipping from the Ottawa Free Press, Nov. 1st 1894, black top hat that Bernard Smith wore on his wedding day, newspaper clippings and one letter dated December 21, 1953 regarding his estate.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Bernard Smith fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file, 1 artifact
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper clipping from the Ottawa Free Press, Nov. 1st 1894, black top hat that Bernard Smith wore on his wedding day, newspaper clippings and one letter dated December 21, 1953 regarding his estate.
Date
1894 - 1953
Fonds No.
I0033
History Biographical
Bernard Smith arrived in Canada from Russia in the early 1890's. In 1894 he married Mina (Z. Rebecca Reinstein) who had arrived in 1889. Their marriage was performed by Reverend Jacob Mirsky and was the first recorded Jewish wedding in Ottawa. The Smiths are among the early Jewish pioneer families in Ottawa. They became Naturalized Canadian citizens in 1902. They had four children including Essie (b. Nov. 1895 (married Carl Fine)), Kalman (b. June, 1898 (married Sylvia Gould and had Robert and Barbara Cohen), Jules (b. April, 1900) and Fanny (b. Oct. 1901 (married Abe Betcherman)). Bernard Smith (Barney) was a fruit peddlar. He was also founding member of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation, with his signature recorded at an April 25, 1892 meeting.
Notes
1. Adath Jeshurun date from Rabbi Saul I. Aranov manuscript, Decade of the Founders, p. 2.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Thelma Steinman fonds

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Collection
Thelma Steinman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 box textual records, 25 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0234
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Thelma Steinman’s autobiography entitled, Thema Steinman: A Jewish Odyssey, 2002, 159 pages; immigration papers (photocopies); education certificates; volunteer awards;Thelma Rivers and Nathan Steinman's marriage certificate, January, 1937.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Thelma Steinman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 box textual records, 25 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Thelma Steinman’s autobiography entitled, Thema Steinman: A Jewish Odyssey, 2002, 159 pages; immigration papers (photocopies); education certificates; volunteer awards;Thelma Rivers and Nathan Steinman's marriage certificate, January, 1937.
Date
1927-2003
Fonds No.
I0234
History Biographical
Thelma Steinman was born Tanya River (b. May 1, 1912 - d. November 7, 2004) in Mankiefka, a small Russian Ukrainian town. Her family fled the Cossacks for a safer life and arrived in Ottawa in1921. At this time her first name Tanya was changed to Thelma and her surname River was changed to Rivers. As a youngster, Thelma helped in her parents’ store in the By Ward Market and became the official bookkeeper upon completing her education at the Ottawa High School of Commerce in 1930. Thelma married Nathan (Nat) Steinman (d. August 30, 1988) on January 17, 1937 and worked with her husband in their small grocery store, Economy Dairy, 48 By Ward market, for thirty-eight years. They had three daughters; Elaine (m. Dan Shapiro, 1961), Gail and Adele. Upon retirement, Thelma became a consummate volunteer within the Ottawa Jewish community and in 1998 she received the Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award at the annual meeting of the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa.
Acquisition Source
Thelma Steinman; Gail Victor.
Notes
1. A Jewish Odyssey donated by Thelma Steinman, August 2002. 2. Other material and photographs donated and identified by her daughter, Gail Victor, November 2007.
Related Material
Victor and Rivers family fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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