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Hymes Family fonds

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Collection
Hymes Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0107
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a program booklet from the, "Kiddytown on Parade" fashion show - March, 1951;
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hymes Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a program booklet from the, "Kiddytown on Parade" fashion show - March, 1951;
Date
1951
Fonds No.
I0107
History Biographical
Hy Hymes, his sister Goldie, and Goldie's husband Charlie Abramson started Kiddytown in Ottawa in 1945. From the Kiddytown website in the About Us section, titled "Our Story": "In 1945, while taking a walk on Rideau Street (at the time Main Street in downtown Ottawa), Goldie Abramson saw that Hunts Candy Shop was closing because of the sugar shortage due to the war. She knew that Ottawa was missing a store that catered to the needs of parents and kids, especially during the start of what we now know as the "Baby Boom". The idea of renting that space (all 200 square feet) and starting Ottawa’s baby store was very exiting to Goldie (better known as Mrs. A), her husband Charlie and her brother Hy (or Mr. H). So with borrowed money and an 18 month lease, they opened the doors of Kiddytown Ltd. Their dream had become a reality. Their mentality was simply: Provide Ottawa with quality kids/baby furniture and clothing, along with excellent service, and the lowest prices in the city. As Kiddytown continued to grow, expanding from one store to its peak of 6 stores across Eastern Ontario, more family joined. Currently Hy’s daughters, Goldie’s nieces, run the day-to-day operations of Kiddytown’s 3 Ottawa locations." There were three Hymes children; Hy, Goldie and Jack. Hy Hymes passed away on July 13, 2012, aged 88. Married to Dorothy Hymes. Hy and Dorothy had three children; Barbara, Beverly and Rhea. Hy and Dorothy were grandparents to Alexandra, Rebecca, Aviva, Elana, Ari, Lorne, and Noah.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Greenberg Family fonds

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Collection
Greenberg Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0087
Scope and Content
A photograph of Irving; various photographs of Lawrence as Mayor;
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Greenberg Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
A photograph of Irving; various photographs of Lawrence as Mayor;
Fonds No.
I0087
History Biographical
Roger (____-1955) and Rose (____-1959) (nee Bezumny) were both born in Eastern Europe and immigrated separately to Canada in 1913. They met and married in 1915 and moved to St. Andrew St. in the Lowertown district of Ottawa, the first of several residences. Roger's original last name was Nepomiazchy but this was changed by immigration officials upon landing to the more pronounceable "Greenberg". Roger and Rose had seven children; George (1916-1918 - he died in an accident at Billings Bridge farm when he was 2), Louis (1918-1974), Jennie (1922-1991), Gilbert (1923-1980), Grace (1926-1989), Irving (1928-1991) and Lawrence (Lorry) (1933-1999). The family's first few decades were steeped in poverty. In 1955, Roger and his sons started Mercury Homes, which later was changed to The Minto Group. Lawrence left the company in 1962. Louis Greenberg married Helen and they had a son, also named Lawrence (see Lawrence Greenberg fonds for more information). Lawrence (Lorry) Greenberg went on to become the first Jewish mayor of the City of Ottawa from 1975 to 1978. He died of heart failure in 1999 at age 65. Irving Greenberg died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1991 at the age of 62. He and his wife Shirley had two children; Phoebe and Dan Greenberg. Gilbert and his wife Bessie had six children; Roger, Robert, Kenneth, Michael, Marion and Alan. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Article from the Ottawa Citizen: March 25, 2008 $11M Donation: The family of the late Irving Greenberg has donated $11 million to the Queensway Carleton Hospital for a Cancer Centre in the name of the Ottawa entrepreneur. The family of the late Irving Greenberg has donated $11 million to the Queensway Carleton Hospital for a Cancer Centre in the name of the Ottawa entrepreneur. Irving Greenberg, the founder of Minto Developments Inc, died in 1991 at the age of 62. The $11 million announcement — the single largest donation in the hospital's history — was made Tuesday morning by Greenberg's son, Dan, and his family. “In the year of planning the donation, close friends lost their struggles with cancer," Dan Greenberg said. "It profoundly affected my life. Without Irving’s drive and leadership, Ottawa would not be the city it is today and I would not be making this donation today." Earlier this year, the Queensway Carleton broke ground this month on a new building to house a satellite facility of the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre. The project, which also includes renovations to the General campus of the Ottawa Hospital, will cost about $180 million. The $11 million donation, to be used to improve cancer care in the region, is the latest in a number of significant donations made by the Greenberg family. In 2004, The Great Canadian Theatre Company announced that the family made a $2.5 million donation to the theatre company's capital campaign. The company's new theatre facility at the corner of Holland and Wellington, bears the name of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Greenberg's widow, Shirley, a lawyer who opened Ottawa's first female law practice, has also made a number of large donations in recent years. In 2001, she helped fund the Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre. In 2005, she became the University of Ottawa's largest individual donor with the $3-million endowment of the Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession. © (c) CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ottawa Business Journal, “CEO of the Year: It’s All in the Family for Minto Chief” – October 25, 2004 Roger [Greenberg] graduated from Fisher Park High School in 1973, went to the University of Toronto for a Bachelors of Commerce and then to Osgoode Hall for his law degree.
Notes
1. An in-depth biographical book on the Greenberg Family and Minto can be found in the Minto Individual Collections file in the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Leonoff Family fonds

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Collection
Leonoff Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Fonds No.
I0145
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Various family photographs; One Ottawa Citizen newspaper article with a photo of Emily Leonoff - 1988;
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Leonoff Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Various family photographs; One Ottawa Citizen newspaper article with a photo of Emily Leonoff - 1988;
Fonds No.
I0145
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Arthur Sheldon Leonoff (b. April 26, 1948) arrived in Ottawa from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the 1970's. He is the middle son of Melvin (Mel) Leonoff and Ida (Idy) Rosenberg. He has two siblings; elder brother Lawrence (Larry) Leonoff (residing in Toronto) and younger sister Heather Leonoff (residing in Winnipeg). Arthur is married to Lynda Patricia Haddon (b. July 1, 1945). Lynda was born in London, England and came to Canada with her war-bride mother, Eileen (Terry). They were met by her father Edward (Ed) Haddon after WWII ended in Baie D'urfe, Quebec, just outside of Montreal. Edward and Eileen had four children; Lynda, Daralyn (Dari), Dayle and James (Jim). Lynda moved to Ottawa from Montreal in the 1970's. It was here she met Arthur and they married on July 1, 1979. Lynda converted to Judaism before their marriage. Arthur and Lynda had three children together; Shayna (Yaffa) Meridith Haddon Leonoff (b. October 21, 1980), and twins Emily (Bracha) Beth Haddon Leonoff and Holly (Chaya) Mychal Haddon Leonoff (b. September 1, 1982). Emily is the elder of the twins with 17 minutes between them. Arthur graduated from the University of Ottawa, earning his degree in psychology. He started as a clinical psychologist in 1973 and a practising psychoanalyst in 1989. He opened his practice with a group of psychologists at 125 Somerset St. W. and as of 2013 he still remains there. Upon having twins in 1982, Lynda quickly realized there was a lack of information available for women regarding the birth and raising of multiples. She delved into this niche market and has become a world expert on twins, triplets and more, adding to the literature and information available, leading multiple births prenatal classes for expecting parents, and lecturing around the world. Shayna studied Theater at York University in Toronto, and moved there permanently after graduation. She works in television, production and new media. She is the head of a successful and self-created media company, Haddon Strategy. Holly first started work as a teacher, obtaining a General Arts and Education degree from the University of Winnipeg. She began teaching first in Winnipeg, and then overseas in Thailand and China in the mid 2000's. In 2012 she changed course to become a paralegal, and now works in Ottawa. Emily studied Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa in the early 2000's. Later, she obtained a diploma in Collections, Conservation and Management from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. Finally in 2008, she obtained her masters in Paper Conservation from Queen's University in Kingston. In August of 2012 she became the Archivist and Conservator for the Ottawa Jewish Archives and she held the position until September, 2014.
Notes
1. File is located in the Individual Collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Futeral Family fonds

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Collection
Futeral Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0075
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 3 photographs : b&w.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Futeral Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 3 photographs : b&w.
Date
1920, 1942
Fonds No.
I0075
History Biographical
Abraham was born in Russia in 1874. He immigrated to Ottawa in 1905 with his wife Sarah (Lesh) Futeral. Abraham Futeral owned a fur store in early Ottawa called, "A. Futeral & Co." The store was initally located on O'Connor between Wellington and Sparks Street, moved to Queen Street between Metcalfe and O'Connor, then to Bank Street between Gloucester and Nepean Streets. Abraham and Sarah had one son (only child known as of 2012) named David Futeral. Sarah Futeral's brother was Samuel Lesh.
Notes
1. Photographs 1-177 and 1-178 show Sarah Futeral wearing a fur coat made by Abraham.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Oberman Family Fonds

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Collection
Oberman Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 metres textual records
Fonds No.
1309
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and biographical materials related to both Morris and Judith Oberman as well as documents, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks related to their Zionist activities.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Oberman Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 metres textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and biographical materials related to both Morris and Judith Oberman as well as documents, correspondence, clippings and scrapbooks related to their Zionist activities.
Date
1922-2000
Fonds No.
1309
Storage Location
1-3B
History Biographical
Morris Oberman (1900-1987) was born in Russia but moved to Palestine at a young age. In 1918 he was an early volunteer with the Jewish Legion under Vladimir Jabotinsky. After the war ended, Oberman moved to Canada where he met his future wife. Judith (nee Barslavsky, 1902-2000), born in Russia, was active in the Pioneer Women as well as the Labour Zionist movement with her husband. In 1987 they were honoured by the Labour Zionist Alliance for their commitment and work for the Jewish National Fund and other Zionist activities.
Language
English
Hebrew
Subjects
Oberman, Judith, 1902-2000
Oberman, Morris, 1900-1987
Labour Zionist Alliance (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour Zionist Movement.
Pioneer Women (The Women's Labour Zionist Organization of America).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Levy Family Fonds

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Collection
Levy Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1294
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Levy Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1294
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Harold and Eva Levy, long-time residents of Cote St-Luc, were active community members. Mr. Levy began his career as a tailor. He later went on to manufacturing children's outwear. Items in the collection reflect the history of manufacturing in Montreal, such as the W&W pedal sewing machine. Other notable items include the 'pearly outfits' (which were costumes made for a charity event), with buttons hand sewn into elaborate designs by the Levys and their friends. The Levys were also part of the original founders of the Beth Zion congregation in Cote St-Luc. The first cheder for the congregation was held in the Levy home. Mr. Levy was also a member of the Pipe Smokers' Club of Montreal. Mr. Levy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Accession No.
12-019
Subjects
Levy Family
Levy, Eva (nee Bercovitch)
Levy, Harold Robert
Veterans, Jewish
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
World War, 1939-1945
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Benditsky Family Fonds

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Collection
Benditsky Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.17m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1295
Scope and Content
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immig…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Benditsky Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.17m of multiple media
Scope and Content
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immigration to Canada.
Date
[between 1920 and 1985] predominent 1945-1946
Fonds No.
1295
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Ruth Benditsky Nathan Benditsky
Conservation
Photographs and negatives found among the textual material were placed into acid-free envelopes. A single film roll was cut for preservation and placed in flat 35mm negative files.
History Biographical
Nathan Benditsky was born in Montreal on June 28th, 1918. He was one of six children born to Israel and Esther Benditsky who had emigrated from Russia in 1908. After beginning to work in family's textile trimmings business, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 along with his two brothers Samuel and Rubin. Soon stationed overseas, he met Ruth Schrager and in October 1945, the two married in Manchester, England. Travelling back to Canada in 1946, Nathan Benditsky returned to the family business, Star Pleating Inc. Nathan ran the company alongisde his brother Samuel and father, Israel. The business continued into the late 1990's moving from Rue Alymer to Mount-Royal Avenue. Ruth Benditsky (nee Schrager) was born on May 10th, 1927 in Vienna. Her parents Mortiz and Rachel Schrager, and sister Mirjam Zimmerman (nee Schrager) moved to England in 1937. After marrying, Ruth Benditsky waited a number of months before recieving her travel arrangements from the Canadian Wives' Bureau. Alongside thousands of other women, she immigrated to Canada in July 1946. Numerous relationships were initiated during World War II between Canadian military personnel and citizens living in areas where the military was stationed. Though such relationships were officially discouraged by the military, many nonetheless resulted in marriage. In 1946 the majority of newly-wed women, and some men, travelled to Canada to join their partners following the war. The estimated 48,000 war brides that made the transatlantic trip represented a significant influx of new immigrants from Britian, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. Once Ruth and Nathan Benditsky were reunited in Montreal, they worked to bring Ruth's family to North America. Moritz and Rachel Schrager, as well as Ruth's grandmother, Rivka Monath, settled in Montreal in the late 1940's. Ruth and Nathan Benditsky raised three children, Howard Benditsky, Suzan Baron and Naomi Benditsky. Ruth Benditsky died in 1980, survived by Nathan Benditsky, who died in 1999.
Language
English
Custodial History
This material was donated to the Jewish Public Library Archives by the Benditsky Family in 2012. The material of the Fonds was in the possesion of Nathan Benditsky until his death in 1999.
Notes
The Bendisky Family Fonds was initially recieved "unsorted". In October 2012 the fonds was physically arranged to reflect the Fonds' series, as no disernable original order could be established.
Access Restriction
Material in the Benditsky Fonds is restricted to researchers with academic affiliation. Please contact the Jewish Public Library Archives for further information.
Subjects
Benditsky Family Fonds
War brides
World War, 1939-1945
Military Personnel -- Canada.
Royal Canadian Air Force
Textile industry -- Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Grossman Family Fonds

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Collection
Grossman Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5cm of textual records and photographs
Fonds No.
1120
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of photographs, textual records and datebooks belonging to Jacob Grossman and Rivka Ettinger Grossman. The fonds is divided into seven files in addition to the two datebooks. The fonds includes legal and government documents issued by the Polish, Ukranian, Canadian and United Sta…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Grossman Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5cm of textual records and photographs
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of photographs, textual records and datebooks belonging to Jacob Grossman and Rivka Ettinger Grossman. The fonds is divided into seven files in addition to the two datebooks. The fonds includes legal and government documents issued by the Polish, Ukranian, Canadian and United States governments.
Fonds No.
1120
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Conditions range from fair to poor
Conservation
Many of the photographs in the fonds appear to have been removed from scrapbooks and are not individually encapsulated
Language
English
Yiddish
Russian
Ukranian
Polish
Name Access
Grossman, Jacob
Grossman, Rivka Ettinger
Subjects
Grossman, Jacob
Grossman, Rivka Ettinger
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Monson Family fonds

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Collection
Monson Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0173
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Family photograph; death certificate.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Monson Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Family photograph; death certificate.
Date
1911-1926
Fonds No.
I0173
History Biographical
Harry Monson was born around 1881 in Russia. Hary married Baila Monson and they had 3 daughters: Mildred Monson (Mildred Korn), Betty Monson (Betty Goldwater), and Jean Monson (Jean Kushin). Harry Monson was president of the Ottawa Hebrew Benifit Society. He died September 4, 1926.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Cardash Family Fonds

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Collection
Cardash Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
Photographs, textual material, 1 artifact, 2 books
Fonds No.
I0040
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a large number of photographs; Moe Cardash's diploma from a fur designing, fitting and grading course in New York City, April 1948; A fur catalogue book made for the tailoring and furrier store; Envelope, containg postcards from people writing to thank Moe for his fur creations…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Cardash Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
Photographs, textual material, 1 artifact, 2 books
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a large number of photographs; Moe Cardash's diploma from a fur designing, fitting and grading course in New York City, April 1948; A fur catalogue book made for the tailoring and furrier store; Envelope, containg postcards from people writing to thank Moe for his fur creations; A folder of photos of Moe's various fur creations as well as his vendor stall set-up's that were once contained in the fur catalogue book also in the collection. They were removed and stored seperately to prevent further damage to the photos; Moses Cardash's Pocket Address Book; A folder of photographs of Bess Cardash's plays being acted out by Jewish Sunday School children; A newspaper article showing Bess Cardash and her fellow actors (see 1-1168); A file of Bess Cardash's plays, scripts and writings; A file with Moe Cardash's diploma from a Retail Selling course from Algonquin College - 1968, Moe's C.V - undated, an article written on Moe from the Perley Health Care Foundation where Moe spent his last years - 2010; Miscellaneous: Advertisements for Cardash Creation Furs, Littman Cardash's business card from 358 Rideau, A City of Ottawa pass for Moses Cardash - 1992, A vendor's permit for L. Cardash Furs - 1963, An application for a vendor's permit - 1963, An article from the L'Chayim newspaper on Moses Bilsky, A vendor's permit - 1981, Two pamphlets on Cardash Creation Furs and their wares for sale, A sales Tax License - 1959, A magazine photo showing two R.C.A.F. events, Bess (Bessie) Cardash's Upper School Examination report card along with a letter from the Civil Service Commission complying with Bessie's request for the report card which she sent to them along with an application for the position of Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pensions and National Health - 1940, a blueprint of the Friel Street row houses (with the Cardash family home at 226 Friel) - 1964, Two sheets of L. Cardash Tailor and Furrier stationary (one has a notation that Bess wrote their motto at the bottom of the page, "A Cardash creation is a capital creation", a letter of reference from the Bank of Nova Scotia to the United States Consul introducing Moses Cardash as a successful merchant and a man of good standing and should be eligible for a Visa to remain in the US for a few months in order to take a fur design class in New York - 1946, A Jewish War Veteran of Canada membership card for Moe Cardash - 2007/2008; An envelope of colour photos from an early morning Minyan group from Beth Shalom synagogue. Some of the figures can be seen wearing "Irving Rivers" aprons with slogans on them (unscanned); An envelope of colour photos from an early morning Minyan group from Beth Shalom along with Moe's and Issie Rose's Birthday party with the group. Moe was turning 83 which makes this 2006. Envelope includes a CD and negatives - 2006; An envelope of various photos (unscanned). Includes two photos of Rabbi Bulka in Israel posing with Moe Cardash; An envelope of various photos of Moe and the Veterans Association (unscanned). A book called Personal Policy Making: Canada's role in the adoption of the Palestine partition resolution - 2002; A book called Secret Societies and Resistant Movements in the Fertile Crescent 1875-1920 - 1994; Funeral Memorial Gestbooks for both Cayla and Littman Cardash. 3 photo albums; A folder containing various envelopes of photographs of the Cardash Family - 1960's -60 colour photographs, Cardash Family, Littman, Cayla (Greenberg), Lillian Cardash , Bess Cardash (Lewis), Phillip Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Marshall Lewis, Zev Lewis, Moe Cardash, Yehuda (Eddie) Cardash – 1960-1966; - Photographs, 25 Colour and B/W Photos, Cardash Family; -19 colour photographs, Cardash Family, Cayla (Greenberg), Marshal Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Zev lewis, Bess Cardash (Greenberg), Phillip Lewis, Eddie (Yehuda) Cardash – 1960’s; -7 Colour Photographs, negatives Demolishion of Cardash Home; -38 Colour Photographs, Moe Cardash, Bess Lewis, Phillip Lewis, Littman Cardash; -28 Colour and B/W photographs, Littman and Cayla Wedding, Cayla (Greenberg), Littman Cardash, Bess Lewis (Cardash), Phillip Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Zev Lewis, Marshall Lewis;
Date
1940-2010
Fonds No.
I0040
History Biographical
Littman Cardash and Cayla Greenberg came to Canada from Russia. They had four children together; Bess (Bessie) Cardash (m. Phillip Lewis), Lillian (Lily) Cardash, Rabbi Yehuda Cardash and Moses (Moe) Cardash, (children not listed in order of birth). Cayla came from Soviet Russia and eventually sponsored her sister Niome (also appeas as Norma/Naomi) Greenberg to join her here in 1927. Cayla Cardash passed away in 1972. Moe was born on February 18, 1923 in Ottawa. When WWII broke out he enlisted and became an instrument mechanic for the RCAF. Upon his return obtained his diploma from the American-Mitchell Sol Vogel Designing School in New York. he graduated in April 1948 then returned to Ottawa were he began working as a furrier and tailor. He opened a shop at 390 Dalhousie Street and then later moved to 358 Rideau Street. Moe was very well known for his artistic works in fur, and would create elaborate designs and wall hangings. Moe never married or had children. Bess was born in Russia prior to the family's immigration. She was well known for her theater work and play writing. She directed several plays with the Ottawa Jewish Sunday School children. Lily eventually moved to Washington, D.C.
Notes
1. The following is a transcript from an interview Moses Cardash did with a veteran's website called The Memory Project in 2011 - http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/2207:moses-cardash/ "My father was in the First World War and he was in the Russian Army. He was a prisoner in Germany and he came all the way back to Russia, to his hometown. And my sister was born in Russia, Bessie. And the Russians came into the town, you know, the Red Bolsheviks, you know. And they came in, they saw my father with his boots and he took up the tailor trade and he wore a nice [indicating suit]. They said, “Are you with us or against us?” And my father was there with the guns, you know, says “I’m with you.” So he says, “Alright, take your jacket off and take off your boots.” And the guy put them on and he [Moses' father] says, “But I’m with you.” But the other guy says, “I’m here longer than you are, I needed a pair of shoes, boots.” And I liked the [Royal Canadian] Air Force because I knew the air force procedure. I liked the uniform, I liked the outfit they used to come in in the morning, they had a parade there. Everybody was in uniform. Some of my friends were joining up. And I went down on Queen Street [in Ottawa], they had the recruitment. It was a nice little building that just made on Queen Street and you come in there and the doctor would examine you and give you an eye test and he’d check your eyes. He says, go down to the exhibition on Bank Street and the army was there. And you walk in there and there was, like the cattle used to be there before, you know what I mean, and there was a place where you sat down but when you went to the RCAF recruiting centre, it was all modern. There was a general from the first contingent and they needed men and he says, “What do you see?” I said, “I see the big E blurred.” He says, “Take your glasses off, what do you see?” I said, “I don’t see anything.” He says, “Put your glasses on and read the article.” And I read the last line, “Made in Canada,” yeah. He says, “Your eyesight is good, report Monday morning” – this was on a Friday – “report Monday morning at the Ottawa station, you’re going to Toronto, you’re going into the army.” Listen, I ate, it was strictly kosher when I came from this. It was the first time I was ever away from home. When I went to the Jackson building, that was the first time I had toast and coffee and I used to eat in the morning. I used to go downstairs and get the breakfast for the girls." 2. Moe's obituary: "Peacefully at Perley & Rideau Veteran's Centre, on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at the age of 89. Beloved brother of Bessie C. Lewis (Phillip), Lillian Cardash and the late Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cardash (Esther). Loving son of the late Littman and Kayla Cardash. Devoted uncle of Marshall, Bruce and Zev Lewis and Aaron, Berish and Dina Cardash. Loyal and caring friend of Martin (Moishe Avraham) Vaillancourt. A Graveside Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, 2692 Bank Street, Ottawa on Friday, November 9th at 1 p.m. Shiva to be observed at 44-450 Daly Ave. from Sunday to Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. Moe was a dedicated and proud member of Beth Shalom Congregation." 3. The Cardash, Kardish and Cardish families are all related, and stems from brothers immigrating at different times and receiving different spellings of their last names upon arrival. Yehuda was also known as Eddie Cardash.
Archival / Genealogical
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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