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NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.

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Collection
NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM) (photographs). - Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 15 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0207
Scope and Content
174 photos (JPEGs) on CD, taken by Montrealer Henry Nathanson in Prevost, Quebec, 1930; Palestine; Egypt; London; and France, 1913; and Romania 1930-1931 incl. Piatra Neami. Family history by Merle Kastner and Irwin Miller for Garbanski family incl. Montreal.Addition: 13 digital copy photos (JPEGs …
Archival / Genealogical
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  2 images  
Collection
NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM) (photographs). - Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 15 photographs.
Scope and Content
174 photos (JPEGs) on CD, taken by Montrealer Henry Nathanson in Prevost, Quebec, 1930; Palestine; Egypt; London; and France, 1913; and Romania 1930-1931 incl. Piatra Neami. Family history by Merle Kastner and Irwin Miller for Garbanski family incl. Montreal.Addition: 13 digital copy photos (JPEGs and duplicate large TIFFs) of S. L. Nathanson store on Boulevard St-Laurent at St-Cuthbert, Montreal. Some background information as well. (Photos on CD in in Kastner box, copied onto archival CD in photo CD masters box.)Addition 2012: 5 laminated decorative certificates recognizing tree plantings in Israel, 1940-1949: Lord Tweedsmuir National Forest Israel Tree Fund; Canadian Jewish Servicemen's Memorial, Jewish National Fund; Hadassim Youth Aliyah Nahalal; Golden Book JNF. (One is damaged.) The certificates are made out to Mrs. Henry Nathanson, aside from the first one, made out to Mr. and Mrs. 15 photographs, among them 4 old family pictures (family group in Romania c1896, family group in Canada 1906, Henry and Minnie wedding photo, portrait photo of S.L. Nathanson: The 2 early family groups are reproduction prints.) 2 pictures and one copy print of the S.L. Nathanson distillery business. 1 photo of the Herman Abramowitz chapter of Hadassah meeting at Mrs. Nathanson's home, 1950s. 7 large prints of pictures taken by Henry, during travel in Europe and Palestine with his parents in 1913. Romanian birth certificate of Sydney from 1889 and Canadian passport showing travel stamps including Palestine 1930. Documents from S.L. Nathanson distillery business including price lists c. 1913, and documents about Seagram's Corporation in Windsor, 1920s. Laminated document attesting to S. L.'s activities with B'nai Brith in Rumania before coming to Canada in 1906. Dedication book of the Windsor, Ontario Shaar Hashomayim synagogue, and information about the Nathanson stained glass windows. Small ephemera and laminated correspondence showing Henry and MInnie's Zionist involvements (postcard from Israel 1951, JNF receipt, 1960 letter to Henry from Clara Balinsky of the Mount Carmel chapter of Hadassah re: the death of Minnie Nathanson, etc.)
Date
1889-1960.
Fonds No.
P0207
History Biographical
S.L.(Shmuel Leib) Nathanson, the maternal great grandfather of donor Merle Kastner, was born in 1863 in Piatra Neamt, in the Moldavia province of Romania. He came to Canada with his wife Basie and five children in June, 1901, stopping briefly in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where S.L. left his family and travelled to Montreal, to set up his grocery business. With the help of Percy Dow of Dow Breweries and Lionel Eker of Ekers Brewery, he obtained a liquor licence for the "American Grain Distillers", later changed to "Sampson Distillers, Inc.", which provided him with the most lucrative part of his business. After the rest of his family joined him in Montreal, in 1901 he quickly established himself as an important and contributing member of the Montreal Jewish community. The grocery business S.L. Nathanson & Son, located on St. Cuthbert Street at St. Lawrence Boulevard, was registered in Montreal in 1908. Subsequently the "Distillers Distributing Co." was registered on Nov. 6, 1914, signed by SL Nathanson, and his sons Maurice and Henry Nathanson. S.L's younger son Sydney officially joined S.L. Nathanson and Sons in 1919, shortly before the partnership was dissolved in 1920. Soon after, Sydney Nathanson went on to work for the Bronfmans at Seagram's in Windsor, Ontario. Henry Nathanson and his wife Minnie, the maternal grandparents of the donor, were active members in the Montreal Jewish community and were especially supportive of Zionist causes - Hadassah, Hebrew Free Loan, among others. Source: Merle Kastner, My Nathanson and Mendelssohn family, 2009.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Merle Kastner on Feb. 21 and March 10, 2006. Additions were made on March 16, 19, and 22, 2012
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P06/01, P06/01add, and P12/10.Associated material: See also P0210 - Merle Kastner Collection.General note: Photos of Boulevard St-Laurent, "The Main" are very rare for theis era. The photos may be reproduced for exhibitions, films, books etc. with credit to the donor.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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SYDNEY: Includes press clippings, correspondence, Act to incorporate the Hebrew Congregation of Sydney in 1907, Negev testimonial invitation, United Jewish Appeal meeting invitation featuring A.M. Klein as speaker

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZD; ZD
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1907-2001
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZD
File No.
ZD
Notes
Some of the press clippings are in Yiddish.
Subjects
SYDNEY: Includes press clippings, correspondence, Act to incorporate the Hebrew Congregation of Sydney in 1907, Negev testimonial invitation, United Jewish Appeal meeting invitation featuring A.M. Klein as speaker
Places
Nova Scotia
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Joe Dover, Sunday school teacher, with students Adele Wolfe, Jennie Levine, Bella Pearl and Lessie Caplan.

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Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0056; OJA 1-181
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Dover Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
1917
Fonds No.
I0056
Item No.
OJA 1-181
Acquisition Source
Jean Dover
Notes
L-R: Adele Wolfe, Jennie Levine, Joe Dover, Bella Pearl, and Lessie Caplan. Photograph was taken outside Adath Jeshurun Synagogue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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CLOUDWATER: Letter to editor from Cloudwater reader about law regarding torn Sefer Torah

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZD; ZD
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZD
File No.
ZD
Notes
Article retyped. Original missing. Typed page appears to be for research notes based on Yiddish newspaper articles.
Subjects
CLOUDWATER: Letter to editor from Cloudwater reader about law regarding torn Sefer Torah
Places
Saskatchewan
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Program of Mr. H. Kellert's and Mrs. H. Kellert's Golden Wedding

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document : Paper : Cream ; Ht:21.6 cm x W:14.7 cm : English
Fonds No.
SH-01; 800
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
Document : Paper : Cream ; Ht:21.6 cm x W:14.7 cm : English
Other Title Information
Program
Date
1917
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
800
Physical Condition
Very good
Notes
Program of Mr. H. Kellert's and Mrs. H. Kellert's Golden Wedding, 1867-1917, consisting of several toasts and songs and including quotes such as "Not being satisfied with man, God made woman."
Places
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
Images
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JPL Cultural Programming

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Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Fonds No.
1000A; 7; 00323
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder textual records
Date
1914-1929
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
7
File No.
00323
Storage Location
CTN.037
12-1G
Language
English
Related Material
Jewish Public Library Fonds
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds

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Collection
Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, B&W photographs
Fonds No.
O0010
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Administrative and Financial Documents. It also contains documents pertaining to events organized by the Mizrachi Chapter. The Life Story of Rabbinat Sarah Herzog; News of Ottawa Chapter meeting - 1964; Minutes - 1972; National: Proposed resolutions presented at the 25th Nation…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, B&W photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Administrative and Financial Documents. It also contains documents pertaining to events organized by the Mizrachi Chapter. The Life Story of Rabbinat Sarah Herzog; News of Ottawa Chapter meeting - 1964; Minutes - 1972; National: Proposed resolutions presented at the 25th National Convention - Nov 24-26 1974; Constitution - May 1984; Fourth World Convention documents - 1990; National: 30th National Convention - March 1992; National: 32nd National Convention - Apr 25-26 41999; National: 32nd National Convention - 1999; Finance: Receipts - 1972, 1977; Finance: Statement of receipts and disbursements of Mizrachi - Aug 1991; Correspondence - 1940-1941, 1999; Correspondence - 1982-1997; Annual Souvenir Journal - 1949, 1950; Annual Calendars - 1985-1988; Annual Souvenir Journal and Calendar - 1989, 1991; Programs - 1946-1949; Invitations: 1952-1957, 1978, 1999; Mothers in Israel: Tea invitations, programs - 1977-1979; Programs: 50th Anniversary Gala - 1999; Mothers in Israel: programs - 1999-2013; Mizrachi Brochures, Workshop Materials - 1978-1982; The Emunah Woman, Emunah Kol - 1986, 1989, 1991-1992; Newsletters - 1989, 1991; Goals and Accomplishments of the Emunah women of Ottawa; Photographs: Groups photo of Ottawa Chapter;
Date
1907 - 2013 with gaps
Fonds No.
O0010
History Biographical
The first chapter in Ottawa was organized in 1940 by Mrs I. I. Lieff under the name Mizrachi Women’s Organization of Ottawa. Mrs F. Rochlan became president of the first Ottawa chapter. Mrs. Hy Bessin was a later president. The chapter supported religious Zionism by contributing to a network of religious, social service and educational institutions in Israel.
Notes
1. Formerly called Mizrachi Women’s Council of Ottawa. 2. Organizational history taken from Canadian Jewish reference book and directory, 1963. 3. There are many gaps in the records for the time period 1960s and 1980-1998. 4. Donated by various individuals, including Elaine Brodsky.
Related Material
Related material of Mizrachi Women’s Council of Ottawa annual reports in Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir fonds. Minutes series. Annual reports, l950's.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2m of records, plans and photographs
Fonds No.
O0042
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, reports, site development planning records and plans for the new Jewish cemetery, Osgoode township; and some inventories, plans, correspondence, minutes and rules and regulations for the first cemetery. File List: 1. Inventories. - 1896 - 1939. - 1 file…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2m of records, plans and photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, reports, site development planning records and plans for the new Jewish cemetery, Osgoode township; and some inventories, plans, correspondence, minutes and rules and regulations for the first cemetery. File List: 1. Inventories. - 1896 - 1939. - 1 file Partial lists of plot owners, death dates and names of deceased. 2. Cemetery Deeds. - 194?. - 1 file Cemetery deeds for plot owners from the Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Sons of Jacob Congregation. Also an offer to purchase a cemetery plot. Sample copies available. 3. Plans. - 1942 - 1990. - 15 rolled in tubes, some folded in files. A. Cemetery for Gloucester Township (Bank Street): - Plan showing subdivision for purposes of a cemetery, December 15, 1942 by N. B. Mac Rostie - Plan showing part of N 1/2 Lot 7, concession 4, Township of Gloucester for Jewish cemetery, Nov. 20, 1950 by Mac Rostie & Associates. - Ottawa Jewish community cemetery by Mac Rostie & Associates, August 3, 1951. - Plan showing part of Lot 8, concession 4, Township of Gloucester, August 24, 1960. - Plan showing names on lots (part of plan missing) - Ottawa Jewish Cemetery [comprehensive plan] prepared by I. Shinder, May 1988, with additions, May 1994. B. Plans for new cemetery, Osgoode Township include: - Reference plan of survey of part E 1/2, lot 15, concession. 3, township of Osgoode, 1973. - Proposed cemetery [Osgoode Township], part 1, lot 15, concession 3, rough outline, 1975? - Development area plan by D. W. Graham and Associates Ltd., August 1975, approved by Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations, April 15, 1976. - Development area one: layout plan, by D. W. Graham and Associates, August 1975, approved by Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations, July 15, 1976. - Congregation plans, by D. W. Graham and Associates: Section SA: Agudath Israel: 1270 plots Section SB: Beth Shalom: 1269 plots Section SC: Machzikei Hadas: 1247 plots Section SD: Young Israel of Ottawa: 1236 plots Section SE: Temple Israel: 1257 plots - Landscape concept plans by D. W. Graham and Associates: 6 plans for gates, botanical plants, tree plantings - Directions to new Jewish cemetery, Herbert Corners, 1976. - Site plan & details of well & high life pumps by Oliver Mangione McCalla & Associates Ltd., February 1977. - Irrigation plan for Agudath Israel section, 1990. 4. Minutes. - 1970 - 1991. - 1 file Minutes of the Cemetery Committee for Jewish Community Cemetery and agendas for meetings of the New Jewish Community Cemetery. 5. Memorandum of agreement. - 1943-1976 - 1 file. Memorandum of agreement among the congregations of Agudath Israel, Beth Shalom, Machzikei Hadas, Young Israel Of Ottawa, Temple Israel and the New Jewish Community Cemetery of Ottawa, Inc. Also guidelines, rules and regulations adopted by earlier cemetery committees. 6. Financial records. - 1950 - 1954, 1976. - 1 file. Statements of receipts and disbursements for 1950 - 1954, 1976, partial financial information for other years including prices of cemetery plot. 7. Correspondence. - 1966 - 1995 . - 5 cm. Files contain original letters received and copies of outgoing letters from committee chairmen, including Israel Shinder’s 1995 correspondence. Correspondence concerning the development of the new Jewish cemetery, including some statements of accounts between 1973 and 1977 is filed separately. 8. Government regulations. - 1966 - 1982. - 1 file Ontario regulations for requirements of the Cemeteries Act and Gloucester Township fence regulations. 9. Reports. - 1968, 1973 - 1979. - 1 file. Reports on the development of the New Jewish Cemetery, vandalism and Agudath Congregation cemetery representative, Henry Pass. 10. Memorial Service program. - 1971, 1979. - 1 file. Order of service for annual memorial service, Jewish Community, Metcalfe Highway. 11. Agreements of Purchase and Sale. - 1974 - 1 file File contains agreements for purchase of Osgoode site for new cemetery, lists of vacant lands examined and agreement of purchase and sale of M & M Florist, Highway #31, Township of Gloucester 12. Site Development Planning. - 1975 - 1976. - 1 file File contains development proposal for new cemetery by D. W. Graham & Associates Ltd. with fees; work progress report; tenders for gates; notes of the cemetery committee; budget for development; specifications for repairs to irrigation system. 13. Consecration exercises. - 1976. - 3 pages. Item is a program of consecration exercises and an inaugural speech for the new cemetery. 14. Clippings, 1976, 1985- 1986. - 1 file. Clippings from the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and review about the consecration of the New Jewish Community Cemetery. 15. Photographs. - 1975, 1977. - 11 b&w; 18 colour. Snapshots (without negatives) of Montreal cemeteries viewed by Search Committee, memorial service, Gloucester township and tree planting, new cemetery, Osgoode township. 16. Halachic rulings. - 1987. - 1 file. Rabbinical rulings about reinterment of human remains and documents for one request. 17. Death and Judaism. - 1989. - 1 item. Item is a Guide for death and burial in Adath Shalom congregation newsletter, May/June 1989. 18. Deed. - 1994. - 1 item. Item is a deed of purchase for first plot of cemetery land, dated May 18, 1893. Photocopy available. 19. Memorial fund. - 19--. - 1 page. Item is a form for making a contribution to a Memorial Fund for the purpose of honouring a deceased person.
Date
1896 - 1995
Fonds No.
O0042
History Biographical
The Jewish cemetery off of the Metcalfe highway (Gloucester Township) opened in 1893 when Abraham Sugarman, John Dover, Abraham Spector and Benjamin Silver acted as trustees for the Congregation of Adath Jeshurun for the purpose of establishing a burial ground. The grounds were enlarged in 1907 under the guidance of Abraham Kert, an Ottawa merchant, acting in trust for the Hebrew United Brethren of Ottawa (Agudath Achim). By 1942 these two congregations were joined by B'nai Jacob and Machzikei Hadas in expanding the cemetery grounds. Responsibility for the allotment and sale of plots rested with each congregation until June 2008. Maintenance, capital expenditures and supervision is undertaken jointly by the Cemetery Committee. By the early 1970's, the need for a new cemetery arose with the congregations of Young Israel and Temple Israel having no sections of their own, along with the Agudath Israel Congregation having only a few plots remaining. The Congregations of Agudath Israel, Beth Shalom, Machzikei Hadas, Temple Israel and Young Israel formed the New Jewish Community Cemetery of Ottawa, Inc. in 1976 for the purpose of developing and administering the new cemetery location in Osgoode Township. Israel Shinder, chairman, and his cemetery committee of Hy Gould, Harry Hecht, Max Sternthall and Norman Tenenbaum provided the leadership. The land was consecrated on Sunday, October 31, 1976. Separate committees operated each cemetery until 2008. Representatives of six Ottawa congregations, and the community-at-large, met in July, 2008 to officially create a new corporation to be known as The Jewish Memorial Gardens. It administers Ottawa’s two Jewish cemeteries on Bank Street and in Osgoode to facilitate funeral arrangements. The board includes three community representatives appointed by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and one representative each from Agudath Israel, Beit Tikvah, Machzikei Hadas, Temple Israel and Young Israel. Beth Shalom is represented by three members on the board for the first five years, by two members for the next five years and then by one member in following years. In December 2008, JMG hired its first executive director, Shelley Fiennes.
Notes
1. Title supplied from conversation with Israel Shinder, April 1994. 2. Acquired from Israel Shinder, 1993 and 2000. 3. No restrictions on access. 4. Other cemetery records located in individual congregation fonds; audio cassette collection under Israel Shinder; and Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir fonds, Standing Committee Series, Cemetery Committee.
Related Material
The following two publications provide a general history of the Jewish Cemeteries in Ottawa: 1. "The New Jewish Cemetery" in Osgoode Township. Prepared by The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990 ISBN 1-55116-7344 2. "The United Jewish Community Cemetery" (Bank Street), Prepared by The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1997 ISBN 0-7779-0099-8
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50cm of textual records, artifacts, 1 sign
Fonds No.
O0036
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, records relating to fund raising and social activities and other material relating to a mutual benefit society such as licenses, annual reports to the Province of Ontario, published constitution, bylaws and initiation ceremony. Finding …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50cm of textual records, artifacts, 1 sign
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, records relating to fund raising and social activities and other material relating to a mutual benefit society such as licenses, annual reports to the Province of Ontario, published constitution, bylaws and initiation ceremony. Finding aid available. Item List: Oversized and framed certificates, Box 1 Certificate of incorporation - 1915 - 1 item. A signed Certificate of Incorporation with Harry Monson, president, Benjamin Doctor, financial secretary and Oscar Petergorsky, treasurer - 1915 (see 4-739). Minutes. - 1917 - 1968. - 16 cm vol 1. Files contain regular meeting minutes, 1917 - 1919, 1941 - 1968 and executive meetings, 1947 - 1968. Minutes of committees include Ladies Auxiliary, 1938 - 1945, War Services Committee, 1943, Steering and Sick Committees, 1957. Minutes for 1920 - 1940 are missing, and a number of gaps for the period 1961 -1968. Handwritten in Yiddish, with English translations for a few meetings between 1947-1958; Some bound volumes contain both regular and executive meetings. Constitution and by-laws of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - 1923. - 2 copies. Book provides a revised constitution. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. Annual statements. - 1932 - 1941. - 1 file. Statements filed with the Department of Insurance for Ontario and outline executive positions, funeral and sick benefits, assets, liabilities and cash receipts and expenditures. Financial records. - 1931 - 1967. - 4 files. Files contain financial statements of the Society, 1931 - 1944, 1954 and special projects including the Distress Fund, 1941 - 1942; dues registers, 1933 - 1944, 1951 - 1955; some receipts, 1940 - 1967; bank pass books, 1941 - 1943; and cheque register, 1947 - 1950. Correspondence. - 1933, 1939 - 1965 . - 6 files Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence with subscribers, contract doctors and other Jewish organizations. Licenses. - 1933 - 1946. - 1 file. Issued by Department of Insurance of Ontario Government to provide authority for Society to act as a mutual benefit society. Clippings. - 1934 - 1952. - 1 file. Articles about the installation of new officers and committee officials (all photocopies). Initiation ceremony. - 1935 - 1936. - 1 file Procedures for initiation ritual for new members. Handwritten in English, Yiddish and transcribed into Roman alphabet. Souvenir booklets. - 1937, 1940. - 1 file Booklets include: 25th anniversary, Feb.7, 1937, Wembley Hall (2 copies) B'nai B'rith Lodge presents a play in aid of the Underprivileged Children's Camp, 1940. Membership applications. - 1939 - 1963. - 2 envelopes. Completed applications for membership and some doctors' certificates indicating the degree of health risk. Membership lists. - 1940 - 1958. - 2 files. Contains lists of members eligible for doctors' services and members who received medical care. Text of initiation ceremony of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - [1940]. - 4 copies. Book provides order of initiation ritual for new members. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. War Services Fund. - 1941 - 1945. - 1 file. A war charities fund registered and designed to supply comfort and needs to World War II servicemen. File contains registration applications, statements of accounts for special projects, certifications, correspondence with the Dept. of National War Services, and the acts relating to war charities. Application for second Victory Loan. - 1942. - 1 item. Form applying for a $300.00, 3 % bond at the Bank of Montreal. Letter from Ottawa Chalutzim Campaign. - 1943. - l p. (1 item) An annual fund raising event of the Labour Zionists in Ottawa. Letter inviting society members to a banquet and requesting funds for the annual campaign. Receipt from Ottawa Chalutzim Campaign. - 1943. - 1 item Receipt for $25.00 contribution to the annual fund raising campaign of the Labour Zionists. Receipt from Imperial Tobacco Sales Co. of Canada. - 1944. - 1 item. Acknowledgment of $28.00 cigarette and tobacco order to be shipped overseas to World War II servicemen. Program for 1942. - 1942. - 1 p. Agenda outlines activities for each meeting from January to May, 1942. Permit from Ottawa Electric Railway Company. - 1942. - 1 item. Permission to use Britannia Park for [30th annual] picnic. Invitations, notices. - 1943 - 1962. - 1 file Notices of activities and invitations of the Society. Constitution and by-laws of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - 1944. - 6 copies. Book provides a revised constitution. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. Letter from Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa. - 1944. - 1 p. The Chalutzim Campaign continued as the Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa, and organized by Labour Zionists in Ottawa. Letter thanking members for support of the Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa. Letters from Harold Rubin. - 1944 - 1945. - 5 p. (2 items) Harold Rubin (1911 - 1971) kept a diary of his Ottawa experiences and memories which was developed into an autobiography, "Those pesky weeds", edited by Shirley Berman, published by the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society, 1992. Letters thank the Society for cigarettes and describe air force life in England during World War II. Raffle. - [1944]. - 1 item Scribbler containing list of people who purchased a raffle ticket for a $5.00 War Certificate. Prize won by Mr. B. Bookman. Memorabilia. - [195-]. - 1 file Unused stationery of the Society. Ballot. - [1956]. - 1 file Ballot used for voting for a treasurer and trustees. 50th anniversary. - [1962]. - l file Script for Society’s 50th anniversary celebration with early history.
Date
1917 - 1968
Fonds No.
O0036
History Biographical
The Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society was organized in 1912 and was one of the first Jewish organizations of its type founded in Ottawa. By 1926, it was the largest men's charitable organization in the community. The founders were I. L. Lightstone, also the first president, O. Petigorsky, B. Adelman, A. Sugarman, J. Richter, A. W. Toltzess, A. Goldberg, M. Friedman and H. Berlin. Its members would visit the sick and provide for those in distress, as well as administering a sick benefit fund for members. The Society was incorporated in 1915. B. Goldfield, N. Metrick, O. Petergorsky, H. Monson, L. Lightstone, H. Frank and I. Pozner were in charge of drawing up the first constitution. Members could apply for the purposes of receiving sick benefits or as a social member only. Doctors were under contract by the Society and included Dr. Nathan Schecter, 1939-1948, Dr. S. Smolkin, 1949-1952, Dr. Aaron Kastner, 1953, Dr. Morris Resnick, 1954-1959, and Dr. E. B. Nichols, 1962-1967. During World War II, the War Services Fund provided services to enlisted men. The Ontario government absorbed the principle responsibilities of the Society around 1968.
Custodial History
Donated to the archives by Jack Levin in 1972, Max Kaplan in 1984 and Charlotte Slack (Mrs. Moses Slack) in 1991. Lapel pin donated November 29, 1999 by David Kimmel. Further accruals of 50th anniversary photograph, cigarette lighter and constitution and by-laws donated by Lily and Jerry Penso, April, 1999.
Arrangement
Formerly RG 4. OHBS.12
Notes
1. Textual records in Yiddish and English. 2. Related photographs in Photography collection; artifacts of plaque, sign (see 4-775), membership badge, officers' collars and banner in Artifact collection.
Access Restriction
Applications for 1961-1963 restricted for 35 years.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Talmud Torah Board fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Talmud Torah Board fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
9 boxes of textual records, 131 photographs; B&W, 27 photographs; colour.
Fonds No.
E0007
Scope and Content
Series consists of Minutes, (1939-1983) of the board and various committees including the Education Committee and the Afternoon School Committee; Parent and Students series, (1910-1994) of early activities of the Board, anniversary celebrations, graduations, yearbooks and Parent Teachers Associatio…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Talmud Torah Board fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
9 boxes of textual records, 131 photographs; B&W, 27 photographs; colour.
Scope and Content
Series consists of Minutes, (1939-1983) of the board and various committees including the Education Committee and the Afternoon School Committee; Parent and Students series, (1910-1994) of early activities of the Board, anniversary celebrations, graduations, yearbooks and Parent Teachers Association; Administration series, (1921-1994) of financial, legal, and teachers activities; and Correspondence series, (1954, 1961-1977) of letters and memos of Directors of education, chairmen of the board and subject categories. UPDATING OF BOX LISTS NEEDED AS OF SEPTEMBER, 2014 Box 1, Box 2 - MINUTE SERIES Board series - 1939-1980, 1982-1983 Contains minutes, reports to the Board, notices of meetings and names of Board members. Minutes between 1939 and 1967 in two bound volumes (1939-1955, 1956-1967) and includes financial statements, (1953 onwards), enrolment reports, (1960 - l965), annual reports, (l949 onwards) and other reports. Related material of Ottawa Talmud Torah annual reports (1934 onwards) in Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir fonds, boxes 7 & 8. Box 2 Education committee minutes. - 1945 - 1979. - Contains minutes and reports to the committee. Name changed in 1963 from Board of Education to Education Committee. Minutes, (1945-1967) in bound volume and includes Finance committee minutes, (1959, l961); financial statements, (1960) and enrolment reports, (1962 - 1964). Minutes after 1967 arranged by school year and also include enrolment reports. Enrolment reports - 1932 - 1972 - 1 folder Contains statistics on enrolment in Ottawa Jewish education programs. Box 3 Executive minutes - 1966 - 1983. - Contains minutes and notes of executive meetings. Curriculum committee minutes. - 1960 - 1969. - 3 folders Contains minutes and reports of the committee. In 1969, the committee was divided into two committees, Secular and Hebrew. Mrs Hy Bessin (Marion) was chairperson at the time of division. Curriculum Committee (Secular) minutes. - 1969 - 1975. - l folder Contains minutes and reports of the committee. Mrs Riva Freedman was the first chairperson. Curriculum Committee (Hebrew). - 1970 - 1976. - 2 folders Contains minutes, memos and reports. Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka was the first chairperson. Other committee minutes. - l967 - l974. - 7 folders. Contains minutes of meetings of Officers, (1973 - 1974); French Program, (1970 - 1974); Enrolment and Publicity Committee, (1967 - 1974); Ottawa School Board ad hoc Committee on Alternate Schools, (1974); Afternoon School Committee, (1969-1973, 1978) along with Dr. Edmond Y. Lipsitz report of a study of the Ottawa Talmud Torah community afternoon school, l973. Box 3 - PARENT AND STUDENTS SERIES Early activities of the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. - l910 - 1930. - 2 folders. Contains minutes of a meeting of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to establish a Talmud Torah Board of Education, (1910 - 1911); notice of a mass meeting to organize a city Talmud Torah, (1917);minutes, correspondence and reports of search for principal and teacher, (1924); Report of Rabbi Nathan Kollin on educational methods and progress of instruction in the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board, (1930). New Year’s Bulletin. - 1941, 1942. - 2 items. Items are two annual publications of the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. Ottawa Hebrew Day School. - 1949. - 2 items. Items are an announcement of the opening of the Day School and a list of parents of the 1949 class / Shirley Berman. In memory of Rabbi Boruch Kravetz, 1907 (5668) - 1956 (5716). - l956. - 1 item. Item is a program with eulogies for Rabbi Kravetz, principal of Ottawa Talmud Torah education, 1942 - 1956. Religious celebrations. - 1952 - 1980. - l folder. Contains invitations and programs for model passover seders, (1952 - 1953, 1970); commencement of the study of the torah, (1969 - 1971) and shabbat, (l979 - l980). A history of the Hillel Academy / Dina Shalom. - 1961. - 7 p. Item is an overview of Hillel Academy and its Ottawa antecedents, and a photograph of the Rideau Street School. Box 4 Pamphlets. - 1962 - . 1 folder Contains pamphlets published by the Ottawa Talmud Torah outlining educational services at various school locations. Memorabilia. - 1970's. - 1 folder Contains unused memo form, enrolment notices and honourary life membership certificate; Certificate of Honour presented to Leah Greenberg 1944. lst annual banquet. - 1969. - 3 folders. Contains minutes of dinner committee, program souvenir with biographies of former chairmen, expenditures, tickets, guest lists. Biographies include Edward Shapiro, (1964 - 1966), Moses Loeb, (1925 - 1929, 1933 - 1943), Moses Doctor, (1929 - 1931), Morris Zagerman, (1943 - 1949), A. Louis Achbar, (1950 - 1960), Samuel Mirsky, (1931 - 1933, 1960 - 1964), Caspar Caplan, (1923 - 1925). An introduction to the Talmud Torah. - 1974. - 4 p. Item is a report by N. H. Lithwick, President of the Board. Hillel Academy 25th Anniversary, Ottawa, Talmud Torah 50th Anniversary. - June, 1975. - 3 folders. Contains a booklet of historical information along with congratulatory messages, correspondence, committee and anniversary celebrations including oratory and essay contests, prose and poetry by students from Grades 7 - 10, Hillel Academy. Graduates. - 1956 - 1972. - 1 folder. Contains lists of graduates from Ottawa Jewish community schools and Graduate Follow-up Committee, l964 correspondence and lists. Hillel Academy 30th Anniversary. - 1979. - 1 folder Contains invitation, programme, memo of responsibilities, and Hillel Academy, 1948 - 1979 anniversary booklet. Shelved with Photographic colourlection 30 years of Hillel Academy. - 1979. - 1 box Contains script / Shirley Berman, photographs, slides for dinner entertainment, and Hebrew Day School (1949) reminiscences / Eileen Goldberg. Graduation organization. - 1960 - 1973, 1979. - 4 folders. Contains minutes of organization meetings, memos, correspondence, floor plans, programs and awards. Related material in Correspondence Series, both Administrative and Directors of Education. Commemoration assembly of the 50th annniversary of the Warsaw Getto Uprising. - 1993. - 6 p. Contains program of the ceremony and a two act play, Shadows of the Holocaust - now and then. Awards Committee. - 1968 - 1982. - 1 folder Contains minutes of the meetings of the committee. Prizes, awards and donors. - 1963 - 1970. - 13 folders. Contains book plate, list of prizes and donors, correspondence. Donors include Moses Loeb & Rose Loeb, Steinbergs Ltd. Bursary, Harry Berril Stein, Sarah Wine, Morris Zagerman, Archie Dover, Harry Gorfinkel, Lazarus L. Greenberg and Harold Rubin. Student Newsletters. - 1958, 1963 - 1974. - 4 items Items are Our School Tribune, published by the pupils of the Ottawa Hebrew Day School and Talmud Torah, March, (1958); Student’s Own, (1958 - 1959); Grade 8 Globe by Hillel Academy Central, (1963 - 1964); Mini Magazine, Grade 5, Hillel Academy. Box 5 Graduation invitation and programs. - 194l - 1993 (with gaps). - 1 folder Contains invitations and programs of the graduation exercises of day schools and afternoon schools. Parent Teachers Association. - 1950 - 1994. - 2 folders Contains memo, (1950); constitution; Ottawa Hillel Academy Handbooks (1972 - 1974, 198l - 1982) prepared by Ottawa Hillel Academy Parents Association; Spring Tea invitations (1978, 1982 - 1994, with gaps); and newsletters, bulletins (1968 - 1978 with gaps); parent lists (1971 - 1976); proposed curriculum and study - 1970; Yearbooks. - 1956, 1968 - 1993 Contains yearbooks of Ottawa Hebrew Day School, (1956) and yearbooks of Hillel Academy, Afternoon Hebrew School and Hebrew High School, (1968 - ). Also file folder of staff photos (1985-1986, 1969-1970) and class photo 1986-87. Yearbooks expected annually. Box 5 - ADMINISTRATION SERIES newspaper clippings. - l921 - 1994 (with gaps). - 3 folders, 5 scrapbooks Contains newspaper clippings on Ottawa Talmud Torah activities and press releases. Photocopies Box 6 Teaching records. - 1958 - 1977. - 1 box Contains daily registers of attendance, student lists and instructor plan books. Boxes 7 & 8 Financial. - 1929 - 1983. - 1 box Contains Canadian Bank of Commerce bank book, (1930 - 1937); accounts payable, including staff, (1934 - 1953); staff salaries, (1954 - 1955); journals, (1929 - 1949 with individual pledges and campaign contributions, (1952 - l969); financial statements, (1959 - 1982), meetings with the Panel on Jewish Education of the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir, (1982 - 1983); budgets, (1957 - 1979); student fees, (1965 - 1978); Hillel Academy brochure for campaign for Jewish Community Campus, 1983. Related financial statements for l953 onwards bound with Board Minutes, Minutes Series, Boxes 1 & 2. Box 8 Constitution. - 1967 - 1979. - 1 folder Contains constitution and amendments. Box 8 Legal. - 1971 - 1975. - 1 folder Contains sample teaching contracts, agreements between Ottawa Talmud Torah Board and Ottawa Modern Jewish School and bank signing authority documents. Box 8 Policy. - 1970's. - 1 folder Contains conduct of business at meetings, memorandum on administration regarding jurisdictional authority at the west end; guide sheet and introduction to the Jewish Day School; code of employment. Box 8 Faculty lists. - 1954 - 1983. - 2 folders. Contains names of teaching staff and staff assignments, (1981 - 1982). Box 8 Passover workshop. - 1956. - 4 p. Contains outline of workshop. Box 8 Personnel Committee. - 1963 - 1983. - 2 folders Contains material on salary ranges, salaries for individual teachers and other administrative considerations. Box 8 [Hy Hochberg} speech. - 1964. - 5 p. Contains script of speech delivered to Hillel Academy panel, March 17, 1964. Box 8 Professional Development Day. - 1975. - 1 folder Contains workshop outlines and program for Friday, February 28, 1975. Box 8 Transportation. - 1970 - 1971. - 1 folder Contains memos, reports and meeting minutes about busing of students. Box 8 Teacher Handbook. - 1980 - 1981. - 1 booklet. Contains rules, regulations and guidelines for faculty at Hillel Academy. Box 8 Classroom observations. - 1982 - 1983. - 2 folders. Contains critiques of teaching staff by Richard Wagner, Director of Education. Box 8 Jewish Educational Resource Centre. - 1982 - 1983, 1988. - 1 folder Contains grant application to Secretary of State, federal government, Vaad Planning, Priorities and Budget Committee report, correspondence, newspaper clipping and workshop. Box 8 Computers. - 1983. - 1 folder Contains policy memoranda from Ontario Ministry of Education. CORRESPONDENCE SERIES Box 9 Judaic Curriculum - 1985-1986; Correspondence. - 1954, 1961 - 1977. - 1 box Contains letters and memos of the Directors of Education and chairmen of the board, and include: Directors of Education: Rabbi Boruch Kravetz, (1954) Ephraim Frankel, (1961 - 1967) Rabbi William Millen, (1967 - 1974) Rabbi Yaakov Kaploun, (1974 - 1976) Chairmen of the Board Gilbert Greenberg & Dr. M. A. Weinberger, (1970 - 1971) Dr. Marcus A. Weinberger, (1970 - 1973) Gilbert Greenberg, (1970 - 1971) N. H. Lithwick, (1973 - 1975) and subject files for Staffing correspondence, ( 1918, 1920, 1965 - 1977) Rabbi Wolkenstein, West End Hillel Academy, (1971 - 1973) Administrative correspondence, (1968 - 1977) Restricted correspondence, ( 1968 - 1977) Financial correspondence, (1970 - 1976) Government aid to Jewish day schools, (1970 - 1971) Box 10 Long-range Planning Committee: Hillel Acadmey Teacher's Survey; Directors of education Box 17: Events and Fundraising Phantom of the Opera Fundrasing brochure - 1992; Box 18 Parnet Opinion Results Report; Robert Wagner 1981-1983 Stan Katz 1983-1993 Mark Weinberg 1994-2000 Doris Bronstein 2000-2003 Rabbi Perton 2003-2006 Rabbi J. Unterman 2006- Box 19:Photographs Slides, 30 Years of Hillel Academy - 1965; B/W Photographs of outdoor races and Students - 1983, [undated]; Various celebrations and activites, Chanukah, Passover - 1984, [undated]; Purim celebrations - 1990's; Mock Wedding Ceremony - 1990's; Paddle boating - 1990's; Celebreations in Gym - 1990's; Holiday Celebration - 1990; Girl's Volleyball Champions, Track Winners, rummage Sale - 1990-1991; Rosh Hashana, Shabbat, passover - 1992, 1995; Classroom Purim Costumes - [undated]; Buttons; Talmud Torah Alumni Club, Lac Phillipe - 1935-1936; Graduates - 1955; Chanukah - 1964, [undated]; Zelaine Shinder Classroom photos - 1976-1995; Interest Photos - 1977; B/W Photo Prints - [undated]; Yearbook - 1969-1970; Purim - 1980; Staff Photos- 1969-1970, 1981-1989; Class Photos - 1970-1978; Class Photos - 1980-1989; B/W images - [undated]; Phylis Zinman-Teitelbaum - [undated]; Accompanying Material;
Date
1910 - 1994 (1939-1983 predominate)
Fonds No.
E0007
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
After early attempts to establish a Talmud Torah Board in 1910 and 1917, a board was finally organized in 1923. Synagogues, which previously had their own afternoon schools, amalgamated and purchased a public school building at 171 George Street. Letters patent were issued in 1923. The first president was Caspar Caplan, (1923-1925). In 1949, after securing the former Rideau Street Public School building at 453 Rideau Street, the Ottawa Hebrew Day School was launched with 13 children. This was the beginning of Hillel Academy. With the completion of the Jewish Community Centre, the school moved into the Centre in 1960, and the name of the Hebrew Day School changed to Ottawa Hillel Academy. In the west end, the Afternoon Hebrew School that started in the Fairmount Building moved first to Rosemount, and then in 1959 into the new premises attached to the Agudath Israel Synagogue. The west end branch of Hillel Academy opened at the same time. In keeping with population location, a branch of the Afternoon School was opened in 1965 at the Alta Vista Public School. In the fall of 1983, the Jewish Community Campus was established at 881 Broadview when the St. Joseph Junior School was purchased, and two branches of Hillel Academy were consolidated. The purpose of the Torah Board is to provide elementary school education in the greater Ottawa area to all Jewish students who wish to attend.
Notes
1. Formerly labeled as RG 6. TT.01 2. Administrative history copied from Ottawa Talmud Torah anniversary publications. 3. Further accrual of 1947-1948 graduation class photograph by Lily Penso, April 2001. 4. Further accrual of photographs donated by Audrey Kreisman, April 2001. 5. Further accrual by Joannie Asch of 1996 to 1999 minutes and other records, April 2001. 6. Miscellaenous folder added to Box 1 of fonds.
Access Restriction
Restricted material marked with a red dot.
Related Material
Related photographs in Photography colour collection, No. 6
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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