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Orah Arnoni, Mrs. Zuckerman and M. Hassin Arnoni

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 1-736
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1920
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 1-736
Storage Location
vault and workroom
Notes
1. Mrs. Zuckerman was mother to Orah Arnoni 2. Two copies
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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M. Hassin Arnoni with unidentified man and Orah Arnoni.

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 1-826-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 1-826-02
Storage Location
vault and workroom
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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M. Hassin Arnoni and unidentified woman.

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 1-826-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1930's
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 1-826-01
Storage Location
vault and workroom
Acquisition Source
Gift of Ariel Arnoni (daughter of M. Hassin Arnoni).
Notes
1. Also have negative and mounted copy (stored in workroom)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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M. Hassin Arnoni (centre) with unidentified friends or family.

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 1-826-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1930's
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 1-826-03
Storage Location
vault and workroom
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Young Poale Zion Organization members with founder Dr. M. Hassin Arnoni. Arnoni is top row, third from right

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; Glossy
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 4-029
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; Glossy
Date
early 1940s
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 4-029
Creator
1. 35 mm slide from original by Shier Berman, Aug. 1987.
Acquisition Source
Miriam Rosenfeld
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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M. Arnoni's Jewish youth in England. M Arnoni is located in middle of top row

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Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; pearl : mounted
Fonds No.
I0155; OJA 1-826-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
M. Hassin Arnoni fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; pearl : mounted
Date
late 1920s
Fonds No.
I0155
Item No.
OJA 1-826-04
Physical Condition
One of the photographs on file is very faded and has some creases.
Acquisition Source
Ariel Arnoni
Notes
1. Ariel Arnoni was the son of M. Arnoni and Orah Arnoni. 2. In a desciption on file with this photo it mentions that Orah left her husband, M. Arnoni when their two sons were young and married Dr. Fritz Bender. It also says that Ariel Arnoni had little knowledge about his parents and that M. Arnoni died in early mid-life. 3. There are two copies of this photograph on file.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish 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
Archival Descriptions
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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M. Evenchick Jewellry Ltd. fonds

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Collection
M. Evenchick Jewellry Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records; approx. 100 photographs; 3 artifacts
Fonds No.
B0010
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 box of files; B&W and colour photographs and artifacts including: File - Minutes 1952 - 1969 File - Legal Documents including incorporation papers dated 1925 File - Financial Statements 1961 - 1963 File - Shares (Various Documents) File - Chevron Construction File - Addition to…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
M. Evenchick Jewellry Ltd. fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records; approx. 100 photographs; 3 artifacts
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 box of files; B&W and colour photographs and artifacts including: File - Minutes 1952 - 1969 File - Legal Documents including incorporation papers dated 1925 File - Financial Statements 1961 - 1963 File - Shares (Various Documents) File - Chevron Construction File - Addition to 182 Montcalm Street, Hull. File - Correspondence 1969 - 1996 File - Newspaper Clippings File - Memorabilia File - Product Photographs File - Family History information Envelope - Notesbooks Account Journal 1949 - 1953 File - Artist Michael Chartier File - Sample of Rachel Catalogues Artifact - Tray # 1 - Pearl Quality Samples Artifact - Two stamps
Date
1940 - 2008
Fonds No.
B0010
History Biographical
Nathan Evenchick was born in 1892 in Minsk, Russia. As a child he attended cheder close to the family’s goose farm in Volma. In 1905, when he was 13 years old, he was sent to live with his aunt, Nechama Evenchick Bakstansky, in New York. Travelling steerage class he used his older brother Meyer’s papers to enter the United States at Ellis Island. From that point on, ‘Nathan’ was known as ‘Meyer.’ Evenchick cleaned bottles for his aunt, who prepared meals for garment factory workers. Later, he got a job driving a streetcar. He spoke only Yiddish and Russian when he arrived in New York, however, within a few years he had learned enough English to pass the entrance exams for university. Unable to afford tuition, Evenchick decided to travel to Japan with his first cousin Samuel Dorsky in 1914. They established a business selling pearls, jade, fine china and other Oriental products. Evenchick lived in Japan for eight years and then moved to Ottawa where he married Lillian Sugarman from Vilna, Lithuania. They had a daughter, Shirley Fay Lacome (b. 1923 - d. unknown), and then a son, Avrom "Abbey" (b. 1924- d. 2008). Evenchick started a wholesale business importing mostly artificial pearls from Japan, which he sold to various department stores. M. Evenchick Jewelry Ltd. was established in 1922. The company imported cultured pearls and is purported to be the first company in Canada to do so. When trade supplies were cut off in 1939 with the outbreak of the Second World War, his company was the first to produce simulated pearls using finely ground scales of red herring. Evenchick returned to New York to learn how to coat glass beads with pearl coating made from scales and began manufacturing them in a small, cinder block warehouse in the backyard of 232 Chapel Street. Evenchick designed special dipping and drying machinery, experimented with a variety of dipping mixtures, developed his own dyes and worked out many technical difficulties in order to develop a consistently good product. For instance, the pearls would ‘blush’ and lose their lustre when the dip became cloudy due to fluctuations in temperature and humidity. At first, his output was small because of the amount of time spent in research and development, but, eventually, the problems were solved and production increased. In 1941, Evenchick purchased a large house on Albert Street, where he employed 35 women to string the artificial pearls at a quota of 75 strings per day, producing between 700 and 1,000 strings of Evco Pearls per day, plus earrings and bracelets. By 1946, he had tripled his production and supplied 75 per cent of the manufactured pearl export trade to the United States, the United Kingdom, the British West Indies, Peru and Brazil. Evco Pearls were manufactured according to a closely guarded formula developed by Evenchick, which he shared only with his son, Abbey. The Moonglow pearl that first appeared on the market in the fall of 1946 took a full year to develop. In 1950, Abbey Evenchick’s brother-in-law, Bernard Lacome, entered the business after going to the United States to learn how to cast metal for costume jewelry fabrication. The business expanded again in 1958, when M. Evenchick Ltd. moved to 180 Montcalm Street in Hull, Quebec. In 1969, Abbey Evenchick took over the family firm on the death of his father and under Abbey's direction the company produced a full line of costume jewelry that ranged in price from one dollar to $1,500 with exports to the West Indies, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In 1982, Abbey’s sons, Mark and Brian Evenchick, took over the company, bringing further innovation to the marketplace. They worked with ARC Industries to produce a line of maple leaf pins using copper from the roof of the Parliament buildings when the roof was replaced in 1996. They also started using aboriginal artist Mike Chartier’s unique designs carved first in moose antler then reproduced in pewter and sterling silver. Over time, their Rachel line of costume jewelry expanded to include thousands of broaches, pins, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, which were sold to major Canadian chains including Eaton’s, The Bay and Birks. M. Evenchick Jewelry Inc. offered a full range of services, including in-house design, model-making, casting and plating before the business closed in 2008.
Custodial History
Donated by Mark and Brian Evenchick.
Notes
Family History information provided by Sharon Edelson 2009.
Related Material
June 15, 2009, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article.
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…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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.
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Minto fonds

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Collection
Minto fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 book; 2 newspaper articles; 1 flyer
Fonds No.
B0011
Scope and Content
A 2005 book entitled "Minto: A tradition of Family Values: The First Fifty Years", by Wayne Skene; an article from the Ottawa Business Journal from November 29, 2010 called "Minto expands Florida footprint"; an article from the Ottawa Citizen from July 2, 2011 called, "A hint of the past in a new f…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Minto fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 book; 2 newspaper articles; 1 flyer
Scope and Content
A 2005 book entitled "Minto: A tradition of Family Values: The First Fifty Years", by Wayne Skene; an article from the Ottawa Business Journal from November 29, 2010 called "Minto expands Florida footprint"; an article from the Ottawa Citizen from July 2, 2011 called, "A hint of the past in a new future" - discusses the update and reinvention of Minto homes in the Bayshore area of Ottawa; a flyer for "The Emperor of Atlantis" - a one act opera that was written by Viktor Ullman, with a libretto by Petr Kien, in the Theresienstadt concentration camp around 1943. The opera was sponsered by Minto in October, year unknown.
Date
2005 - 2011
Fonds No.
B0011
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Minto Developments Inc. began in 1955 with Roger and Rose Greenberg and their four sons; Irving, Gilbert, Louis and Lawrence (Lorry). A family owned real estate construction company called Mercury Homes was formed, later to be known as Minto Development Inc. The following text is from the Minto website; An Inspired Beginning: The foundations of The Minto Group were laid in 1955 when four Ottawa brothers, Louis, Gilbert, Irving, and Lorry Greenberg, joined together to start Mercury Homes. Before long, the brothers began building homes on different sites concurrently. To speed up the construction process, they developed an assembly line approach that was visionary for the times. Before too long, the brothers had purchased their own mill, becoming the first builders in the Ottawa region to produce their own woodwork. In 1957, the company name was changed to Minto. Within three years, Minto was starting construction on seven quality houses a day with a 72-day completion schedule, an unmatched standard for the time. Always a leader in design and construction excellence, Minto received the first of a long list of honours in 1962, when it won both national and regional awards in the Canadian Housing Design Council competition. By 1965, Minto had built more than 5,000 homes in Ottawa and was well on its way to becoming the region’s largest private landlord. In 1969, Minto introduced a new form of home ownership to Canada -- the condominium -- building the first of many high-rise condominium projects in the Ottawa area. Expansion and Innovation: In the late 70’s, Minto diversified its holdings and took a tremendous leap forward by expanding into Florida, where the company built almost 17,000 single family homes, condominiums and rental units in Broward and Palm Beach counties. By 1986, Minto established a toe-hold in Toronto with the construction of Optima on the Park, a luxury condominium project in Scarborough. Two year later, Minto completed a second project, Minto Plaza, in the city’s downtown, and was well on its way to becoming a leading area developer with an expanded portfolio of single family homes and high-rise projects. Meanwhile in downtown Ottawa, Minto transformed an empty parking lot into Minto Place; a city block size development consisting of two office towers, a 417 unit suite hotel and a two-level retail concourse. Minto Suite Hotel was a huge success and recipient of a CAA/AAA Four Diamond Rating. During this time, Minto made its first foray into green building, developing the prototype Innova House to showcase state-of-the-art technologies such as solar-generated electricity. The project eventually led to new and innovative approaches in construction so that by the mid 1990’s Minto was one of Canada’s largest home builders to offer R-2000 homes. Creating Places That Inspire Life: Five decades after building its first home, Minto has grown into an integrated real estate development, construction and management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida. To date, The Minto Group has built more than 67,000 new homes, manages more than 15,000 residential rental homes and apartments, and carries a commercial portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space. In Ottawa, Minto enjoys a large share of the new home market with several new flagship communities in development, including Manotick Mahogany and Arcadia. Construction of a LEED ® Gold candidate office tower adjoining Minto Place will open for business in 2009. In Toronto, the company recently completed Minto Midtown, comprised of two condominium towers at Yonge & Eglinton. Two more major downtown projects are in development as are three new home communities -- Harvest Hills, Roxborough, and Spring Farm. With five communities under construction, expansion is underway to bring Minto's award-winning communities to Florida’s West Coast with the launch of Grand Hampton in New Tampa. Custom homes, master planned communities, high-rise condominiums, rental apartments, furnished suites, executive offices, seminar and meeting rooms and a luxury suite hotel. Better places that inspire life.
Notes
1. In the Minto biography the Ottawa Jewish Archives contributed photographs from pages 10 to 15. 2. The book goes into a very in-depth discussion of the Greenberg family's beginnings, the inception of the company and the three generations that have been running it. 3. The book is located in the Minto file in the Individual Collections section of the vault. 4. See also; Greenberg Family fonds.
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