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Allan Karp fonds

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Collection
Allan Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0015
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one reprinted photograph of Allan in his uniform and an article about Kapinsky brothers who served in WWII.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Allan Karp fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one reprinted photograph of Allan in his uniform and an article about Kapinsky brothers who served in WWII.
Date
ca. 1940
Fonds No.
I0015
History Biographical
Allan Karp (b. 1922) was born in Ottawa, one of eight boys born to Max and Dora Karp. His parents fled Russia in 1902. Arriving at the Polish border, immigration officials changed the family name of Karpionack to Kapinsky. Max Kapinsky died prematurely so Allan and his brothers all started to work early in life. Allan attended York Street Public School and graduated from the Ottawa technical High School. He was also a member of the Maccabean Athletic Association. In 1940, he joined the air force ground crew just short of his 18th birthday. Allan was a track and field athlete in high school and continued to pursue in athletics with the Canadian air force track team participating in meets in England. While serving on the east coast of England, Germans planes came in under the clouds and machine gunned his station. A hangar roof collapsed on him and he was initially given up for dead. He survived this accident only to later be involved in an air sea rescue off the coast of Greenland where his Catalina flying boat crashed in the water and he was the only survivor. He married an English woman, Barbara Stephenson. They came to Ottawa for a few years and then returned to England and settled near Nottingham, where he first had a small shop business, and later turned to insurance.
Notes
1. Information obtained from Allan Karp in a telephone conversation in the fall of 2007 for the Maccabean Athletic Association exhibit. 2. All Kapinsky boys, except Nap, changed their name to Karp as a simplification. Nap maintained the family Kapinsky name as he was heavily involved in the Ottawa Jewish community. 3. Nine sons were born to Max and Dora Kapinsky and one son died.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ben Dworkin Family fonds

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Collection
Ben Dworkin Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material ; 36 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0028
Scope and Content
Various photographs; a partial family tree; various newspaper clippings including editorials ("Cop Shop Talk") written by Ben Dworkin in the Ottawa Citizen; articles by Ben Dworkin published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin; obituary of Ben Dworkin; Letter from Shirley Morris about her father; untrans…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ben Dworkin Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material ; 36 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Various photographs; a partial family tree; various newspaper clippings including editorials ("Cop Shop Talk") written by Ben Dworkin in the Ottawa Citizen; articles by Ben Dworkin published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin; obituary of Ben Dworkin; Letter from Shirley Morris about her father; untranslated letters written in Hebrew (dating back to 1913) which includes a brief summary of contents.
Date
1913-2014 (1930-1945 predominant)
Fonds No.
I0028
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Abraham Dworkin was born in Russia (date unknown) and died in Ottawa on April 13, 1951. He married Deborah Azmier who died June, 1922. Abraham's second wife was Fanny Saipe. Abraham and Deborah had eight children: Sarah, Ben (b. March 25, 1900 d. 1994, aged 94), Rose, Fay, Nel (also seen as Nell), Alex, Helen and Clara. Ben Dworkin was a public servant and reporter who wrote for multiple publications including the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review. He was the crime reporter for the Citizen in the late 1940's and early 1950's. The Dworkin family is best known in Ottawa for their store, Dworkin Furs, which began in 1901. Its original location was at 256 Rideau St. The store closed in 2012 due to falling sales as fur went out of fashion, and it, along with Ottawa's Burkholder Furs, was purchased by Global Fur Inc. out of Montreal. The home itself likely should have been designated a heritage building with protected status but by May, 2014 the home was the last remaining house on that stretch of Rideau Street downtown and it was demolished to make way for a modern condominium building (the City specifically stated that it no longer fit the context of the rest of the street).
Related Material
Mark Abramson fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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OJHS president Ben Karp at the Billings Estate exhibit

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Fonds No.
O0045; OJA 4-439-015
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Date
1987
Fonds No.
O0045
Item No.
OJA 4-439-015
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Shier Berman
Acquisition Source
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Ben Karp tree planting at the new Jewish Community Cemetery

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0042; OJA 4-450-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
May 13, 1977
Fonds No.
O0042
Item No.
OJA 4-450-01
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Myra Aronson, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
Notes
1. Two copies. 2. Scanned reproduction in the collection, May 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Ottawa Jewish Historical Society President Ben Karp, Etta Karp and Reuben Kalin at the Billings Estate exhibit

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Fonds No.
O0045; OJA 4-439-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Date
1987
Fonds No.
O0045
Item No.
OJA 4-439-01
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Shier Berman
Acquisition Source
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Gert Ages. Shirley Berman and Ben Karp at the Billings Estate exhibit

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Fonds No.
O0045; OJA 4-439-014
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour.
Date
1987
Fonds No.
O0045
Item No.
OJA 4-439-014
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Shier Berman
Acquisition Source
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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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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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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"Families, Friends, Lower town - A Retrospective" was presented by Sylvia Kershman for the Annual Ben Karp Memorial Lecture.

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
Two Copies
Fonds No.
O0045
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
Two Copies
Date
May 8, 2002
Publication
Sylvia Bodovsky Kershman
Fonds No.
O0045
Storage Location
vault
Notes
1. Also on Video tape. 2. Part of her talk includes a history of Lisgar Collegiate where she attended high school and recollections about various businesses in the Byward Market.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A Nissenson Fonds

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Collection
A. Nissenson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 trophy key, 16cm x 6cm
Fonds No.
1260
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one engraved metal key presented to A. Nissenson, Treasurer of the Baron de Hirsch Institute on the occasion of the dedication of the Jewish Community Services Building, February 26, 1950. Also included is a note from the donor.
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
A. Nissenson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 trophy key, 16cm x 6cm
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of one engraved metal key presented to A. Nissenson, Treasurer of the Baron de Hirsch Institute on the occasion of the dedication of the Jewish Community Services Building, February 26, 1950. Also included is a note from the donor.
Fonds No.
1260
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Good
Conservation
Materials in box meant to protect key may not be acid-free.
Language
English
Custodial History
Donated Joyce Bazar, June 1984
Name Access
Nissenson, A.
Subjects
Nissenson, A.
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Jewish Public Library 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.
Archival / Genealogical
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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