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Gerry Scale (Bernstein) and Helen Zivian (Levine) at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Helen Zivian Levine fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0095; OJA 1-827-10
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Helen Zivian Levine fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1944
Fonds No.
I0095
Item No.
OJA 1-827-10
Storage Location
vault
Notes
1. Moved from Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds. 2. Former number 3-061-02 3. Enlargement and original in envelope
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Tennis courts at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-06
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940s
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-06
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. The house in the photograph was the only dwelling near the courts and it was located on Rideau Rd.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual material; 2 audio reels, 38 B&W photograph; 2 tennis racquets
Fonds No.
O0058
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper articles (1945), financial document (1960), correspondence (1956, 1977), Ottawa District Lawn Tournament Championship badge (1949), Men’s Membership book (1945-1946), Women’s membership book (1945-1946), two audio reels, and 38 b&w photographs, 3 tennis racquets.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual material; 2 audio reels, 38 B&W photograph; 2 tennis racquets
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper articles (1945), financial document (1960), correspondence (1956, 1977), Ottawa District Lawn Tournament Championship badge (1949), Men’s Membership book (1945-1946), Women’s membership book (1945-1946), two audio reels, and 38 b&w photographs, 3 tennis racquets.
Date
1944 - 1977
Fonds No.
O0058
History Biographical
The Tel Aviv Tennis Club was started in 1935 when young Jewish tennis enthusiasts did not have a club to play at due to racial restrictions. They formed an alliance and by paying the back taxes of the defunct Victoria Tennis club purchased four courts. Later that season the Riverdale Tennis club was purchased which consisted of eight clay courts. It was located between Russell Road and the Rideau River, opposite Strathcona Park. Now gone, the site is between the RCMP building and Montreal Road. In May of 1941, an Ottawa Citizen articles lists the club as having approximately 250 members. The Tel Aviv club was located next to the Rideau Tennis Club. When Tel Aviv's club house burned in about 1952, the Rideau Tennis Club offered memberships to the Tel Aviv members. The Rideau Tennis club put up a footbridge across the Rideau River to provide access to its members from Sandy Hill. Syd Brownstein, 1949 Junior singles champ used this on his way from work on Parliament Hill to the Tel Aviv club. Jess Abelson was the original promotor, organizer and fundraiser for the club. He was also the first president starting in 1935. He would solicit funds from local Jewish business men when the fees did not generate sufficient income. He refused to accept money from the Ottawa Va'ad Ha'ir as the club would have to be closed on Saturdays and he preferred to allow the kids to play tennis for the full weekend. Original members of the club were Eddie Wolfe, Sam Palef, Harold Shankman, Martin Levinson, Joseph Coplan, Louis Coplan, Tseepa Shore and the Carlofsky siblings. In 1940, Sunday May 5th was opening day at the Overbrook club. The officers were Sol Max, President, Wilfred Gallay, Vice President, Moe Zumar, Secretary, John Mirsky, Treasurer, and Sid Pollock membership chair. The club had separate men's and lady's locker room, a general activities room and a canteen. It served as an ad hoc Jewish Community Centre for over 20 years. It has been said that many Jewish weddings were a result of the social activities of the club including Alan Abelson and Estelle Levitin's who met on the steps of the club. The club rented the premises from the National Capital Commission. Though a popular social and tennis club of the 1940's it became defunct after World War II due to the popularity of the game of golf and day camps. When the club closed in the late 1950's, remaining revenue was donated to the Jewish Community Centre.
Notes
1. Photographs are described in the database. 2. Further accruals, photographs and membership books, donated by Alan Abelson, July 13, 2005 and August 2006. 3. Two tennis racquets donated by Alan Abelson, 1 tennis racquet used by Dina Edelson and donated by Sharon Edelson, winter, 2007. 4. Conversation with Syd Brownstein (February 4, 2009) provided more detail about relationship with Rideau Tennis Club. 5. Tel Aviv name was suggested by Jess Abelson who felt that the club name should reflect its Jewish membership. Information provided by Allan Abelson October 2009.
Related Material
1. Associated material located in the Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa fonds - box 2a. 2. Associated material located in the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds. Planning, Priorities and Budget Committee - box 23. 3. Associated material relating to Helen Zivian can be located in the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa Fonds, Ottawa Hebrew Sunday School series - box 25.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Blanche Wolf at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940s
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-05
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Joseph Lieff, July 25, 2005 2. Individuals playing tennis in the background
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Lounging by the courts of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-026
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
c1940
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-026
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Rachel Gould, November 2005 2. Two copies 3. L-R: Beatrice Stein, Harry Aronson, Lester Aronson (baby), Edith Koffman (Torontow) and kneeling Rachel Bodnoff (Gould).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Lounging by the courts of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-027
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
c1940
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-027
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Rachel Gould, November 2005 2. Two copies. 3. L-R: Harry Aronson, Lester Aronson (baby), and Rachel Bodnoff (Gould).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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The Tel Aviv Tennis Club team in Ottawa.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; Glossy : Mounted
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-248
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; Glossy : Mounted
Date
August, 1939
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-248
Notes
1. Bottom Row L-R: Flash Koffman, Isobel Torontow, Frances Ash, Duke Abelson. Top Row: Max Epstein, Ritzy Bodnoff, Millie Bodnoff, Sid Pollock, Iz Cornblatt, Harry Koffman, Vera Brodie, Buck Pozitsky, Harold Pearl (President).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Tel Aviv Tennis Club Champion Tournament winners.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; oversize
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; oversize
Date
1939
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-03
Storage Location
Oversized Photograph Box 2
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Tel Aviv Tennis Club Champion Tournament was an annual competition between Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto Jewish Tennis Clubs. 2. The winners were awarded the Lillian Freiman Trophy, current location is unknown. 3. Harold Pearl was president of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club in 1939. 4. Cy (Jack) Cornblatt was an air vice marshall. 5. Ben "Buck" Potitsqy was named best player. 6. Identified and information provided by Alan Abelson and Joseph Lieff 7. Three copies. 8. Front L-R: Joe "Flash" Koffman, Isabel Torontow (Firestone), Frances Ash (Schacter) and Lawrence "Duke" Abelson Back: Max Epstein, Rachel Bodnoff (Gould), Millie Bodnoff, Sidney Pollock, Cy Cornblatt, Harry Koffman, Vera Brody, Ben Pozitsqy and Harold Pearl.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Lawrence Duke Abelson at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-014
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
August 1939
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-014
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Alan Abelson, July 2005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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One of 9 snapshots of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-025
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-025
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Not identified but contains a lot of the same individuals seen in the other photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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