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RAVVIN, Norman

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Inaugural lecture, Concordia Chair ,Canadian Jewish Studies; 'Tragic Tourism and Canadian History... ' article. File characteristics: Originals. Montreal-related material.
Name Access
RAVVIN, Norman
Subjects
Norman RAVVIN
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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LEVINE, Norman

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-2005
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Reviews, memoirs of Canadian author; obituary. File characteristics: Clippings. Relates to material outside Montreal.
Name Access
LEVINE, Norman
Subjects
Norman LEVINE
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Norman Levine fonds

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Collection
Norman Levine fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0182
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of World War II Service and Pay Book and other World War II documents, a small book of stories and pictures entitled, "In Lower Town" - published in 1977 (two copies), Canada made me - 1982, Champagne Barn - 1984 (two copies), and an extensive collection of news clippings about the a…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Norman Levine fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of World War II Service and Pay Book and other World War II documents, a small book of stories and pictures entitled, "In Lower Town" - published in 1977 (two copies), Canada made me - 1982, Champagne Barn - 1984 (two copies), and an extensive collection of news clippings about the author from 1959-2005.
Date
1959-2005
Fonds No.
I0182
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Albert Norman Levine, (October 22, 1923 – June 14, 2005), a novelist, short story writer and essayist, born to Jewish Orthodox parents Moses and Annie (nee Raport) in Ottawa in 1923. Levine's parents emigrated from Poland to Ottawa, where his father became a fruit seller. He was raised on Murray Street in Lowertown, Ottawa, then mainly a French district, he grew up feeling an outsider. He completed his early education at York Street Public School and the High School of Commerce. At the age of 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a tail gunner during World War II. He returned to Canada and earned his MA from McGill University in 1949. Apart from a brief return to Toronto in the early eighties and some time in France, Norman Levine made his life in Britain. In 2002, he was awarded the Writers Trust of Canada Matt Cohen Award.
Notes
1. Biography in part from Globe and Mail Obituaries Norman Levine, novelist and poet, 1923-2005. 2. Literary material may be found at York University Archives and special collections. We have a copy of the fonds description in Misc. file 3. World War II material donated by Irene Waxman, May, 2007. A letter from Irene to old OJA archivist Dawn Logan is in Misc. file. 4. Spoke with Norman Levine’s younger sister, Irene Waxman, May, 2007. She said he came to Ottawa fairly often to visit, and even travelled to Smith Falls to visit her on one occasion. He also visited his old Ottawa friends, Chaim Gunner, Shier Butovsky and Lionel Goldfield. As well, Irene visited Norman in England and met his first wife, and also his second wife at their mother’s 80th birthday party in Ottawa. He and his second wife bought a villa in France. He said “If I can’t speak French I won’t be staying long”. They eventually separated and he returned to England. 5. While the Ottawa Jewish community was not happy about his portrayal of Lower Town Life, Irene Waxman said that she and her mother were always happy to see him. 6. Mrs. Levine, mother of Norman, was a long time member of the Chevra Kadisha. 7. Files can be found in the Individual Collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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TOBIAS, Norman C.

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
2008
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Influence of Jules Isaac on Roman Catholic teaching about Jews: master's thesis, Toronto School of Theology. Remarks: Dedicated to Doris Kanner and family who escaped over Pyrenees (re Serpa Pinto group). File characteristics: Originals. Montreal-related material.
Name Access
TOBIAS, Norman C.
Subjects
Norman C. TOBIAS
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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RAVVIN, Norman/ Montreal, Author 'Hidden Canada'

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Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
P0161; SC 1724-47
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Date
October 20, 2001
Fonds No.
P0161
Item No.
SC 1724-47
Notes
Interview by Leslie Lutsky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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NORMAN, Morris : Documents and photos of Montreal Jewish subjects.

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Collection
NORMAN, Morris : Documents and photos of Montreal Jewish subjects.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 6 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0222
Scope and Content
Photograph of 3rd Plenary Session of CJC in Montreal, May 30- June 1, 1936. Photograph of I. Roter Fruit Store, Montreal (x2), 1920s? Photograph of (McGill?) Medicine class of 1920. Crestohl, Leon D. The Jewish School Problem in the Province of Quebec. Montreal: Eagle Publishing Co. Ltd., 1926. Sel…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
NORMAN, Morris : Documents and photos of Montreal Jewish subjects.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 6 photographs.
Scope and Content
Photograph of 3rd Plenary Session of CJC in Montreal, May 30- June 1, 1936. Photograph of I. Roter Fruit Store, Montreal (x2), 1920s? Photograph of (McGill?) Medicine class of 1920. Crestohl, Leon D. The Jewish School Problem in the Province of Quebec. Montreal: Eagle Publishing Co. Ltd., 1926. Selick, Abel, ed. History of B'nai B'rith in Eastern Canada. 1964. "The Jews in Europe," a broadcast by Watson Thomson, Director of Adult Education, University of Manitoba. Over the CBC, 1943. Memoranda submitted by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Zionist Organizations of Canada to the Canadian delegates to the United Nations Conference on International Organizations at San Francisco, 1945. Summary of Activities of the National Joint Public Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the B'nai Brith, 1946? YMHA of Montreal department of music program for Miss Henrietta Schumann, 1936. Advice booklet in Yiddish written by Rabbi Yudel Rosenberg, Montreal. Advice given on bakers who work on Shabbos and on baby carriages. Tribute to Israel Rabinovitch on his 60th birthday, Jewish Public Library, Montreal, 1954. Levine Bros. Sporting Goods catalogue, Montreal, 1921-1922. Reprint page of "An Act to amend the Act of Lower Canada therein mentioned, extending certain privileges to persons of the Jewish persuasion, 9th June, 1846." The Jewish Post, April 3, 1947; Sept. 22, 1949. Framed certificate presented to Mr. Harold Cummings from the Mizrachi-Hapoel Hamizrachi Women's Organization of Canada, May 1976. "A Call to Action! To the Jewish People of the World" Materials of the second Soviet Jewish anti-fascist conference held in Moscow on May 24, 1942, published by the Jewish Council for Allied Victory, Winnipeg. "The Upsilon McGillah" Feb. 1921. Pioneer Loan Syndicate booklet belonging to H.M. Caiserman, ca. 1908. 1 folder of correspondence in Hebrew and English regarding Montreal camps Kindervelt and Unzer, 1934-1935. "Otherstand," Oct. 8, 1969; Jan. 21, 1970. "The Voice of the Vaad," Nov. 1972. Published on the golden jubilee of the Vaad Ha'ir of Montreal. Montreal Bakers' Union minute book in Hebrew, 1966-1971. 50th anniversary book of the Russian Polish Hebrew Sick Benefit Association of Montreal, 1957. Congregation Chevra Tehilim (Beth Midrash) book of weddings and births (handwritten with names of brides, grooms, dates, witnesses etc?), 1925-1927. "The Emanue-El Story: Over three quarters of a century of dedicated service," 1960.
Date
1864-1970.
Fonds No.
P0222
Custodial History
The Morris Norman collection documents and photos was de-accessioned from the Ontario Jewish Archives and donated to us on April 25, 2008.
Notes
P08/11.English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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John MacCracken Interview

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
audio cassette; transcript
Fonds No.
O0045
Scope and Content
Interview with John MacCracken Conducted by Joel Yan & Laurie Dougherty At the Ottawa Jewish Archvies Monday November 2009 Joel and John worked together at Statistics Canada. At a recent meeting of retirees, John asked Joel about his kippah. John recalled the following story to Joel and repeated i…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
audio cassette; transcript
Scope and Content
Interview with John MacCracken Conducted by Joel Yan & Laurie Dougherty At the Ottawa Jewish Archvies Monday November 2009 Joel and John worked together at Statistics Canada. At a recent meeting of retirees, John asked Joel about his kippah. John recalled the following story to Joel and repeated it for the Ottawa Jewish Archives: “In 1940 & 1941, my grandfather [Thomas Charles James] went down to Union Station on occasion, when he knew the train from Halifax was coming in. Sometimes, he would notice that there were families that didn’t have people who came to bring them home and give them a refuge. They’d be standing around, looking rather lonely, in a strange place, in a cold town and he’d go and use sign language to try and encourage them to come home with him”. “It was at least three, possibly more occasions when families came home with him. He had a large house on Monkland Ave. and he and his wife had three daughters who were still at home and they had a maid, so they had a capacity there to look after people. As I said, at least 3 of these families journeyed to his home. Some of them spent a couple of weeks, some 4 or 5 weeks and at least one of them was about 3 months.” “He had a neighbor who wasn’t too fond of the idea that he was having people as guests in his home. He referred to him running a boarding house. But, it really came down to the fact that the next door neighbor was anti-semitic and realized that these people were not just anybody – they were Jewish people coming from war-torn Europe. He had a set-too with my grandfather and was told to leave - the door was slammed in his face. He started a petition as a result, but didn’t get very far, he only got one name going up and down Monkland Ave. The man they got it from probably didn’t know the whole story.” “What I’ve just given you is something I was told, I wasn’t even born in 1940 but when I was a very small boy I used to go to Bank Street with my grandfather on occasion, picking up something from the store or what have you and people would walk along the sidewalk and then suddenly go out a laneway onto the street – not pass him on the sidewalk directly as you’d normally do. I always thought that was strange when I was a kid until I was a teenager when I was told what it was really all about. It was a form of shunning for the fact that he had Jewish people in his home.” “The incident with the kippah was a very funny scene in the kitchen of Monkland Ave. when 3 of my aunt’s and my mother and my grandmother of course and the maid were all in hysterics trying to get this yarmulka to stay on his bald head... quite a challenge. They got it to stay on somehow. My mother had me home for supper so I never did get to see how they achieved it. He’d been invited to a bar mitzvah, he and my grandmother. They had a good time.” Questions and answers about various aspects of his grandfather’s life followed John’s story: - name of family who had the bar mitzvah (not known) - preparing special meals with the Jewish families (not known) - description of where the families stayed (third floor of house) - background of T. C. James (birth, great-grandparent’s immigration to Canada due to religious persecution as a Baptist) - T.C. came to Ottawa, marriage, worked as a tree topper then went to Vancouver, lost one child (identical twin) and returned to Ottawa, where they lived. - Involvement with Zion Congregationalist Church, another son, Emma died from TB. He married Alice and had 6 children including one adopted daughter Mabel. Where they lived in Ottawa before they moved to Monkland. Moved to Stewarton United Church where Alice taught Sunday school and he was an elder. - Grandfather helped other bricklayers to contract with building contractors. He built a lot of churches including South Minster United Church, the Sunnyside Fire Station, the Mayfair theatre and others. - Bought a commercial laundry which his son operated - T.C. was not a member of the Masons and did not join other organizations. John, Joel and Laurie then looked at a copy of a photograph taken at his grandfather’s 80th birthday by his cousin Bob James, a professional photographer. John pointed out 5 individuals that no-one in the family could identify. Wondered if possibly were from Jewish families that he had assisted. Laurie did not recognize anyone from the Jewish Community. Other ideas and discussion followed around what the Jewish families would have done in Ottawa at the time they were living at James’ house on Monkland. John did not know what happened to any of the families. He mentioned that his grandfather knew the Molot family who ran a pharmacy on Bank Street quite well. John recalled falling down a trap door at Molot’s and ending up at the Civic Hospital. Mr. Molot was very concerned. John lived on Strathcona, so knew the Molots too. Joel will introduce John to Henry Molot, son of the oldest Molot boy. John moved out to the west end but his grandparents stayed on Monkland. T.C. James died in 1952 at the age of 85. His grandmother died in 1966. T. C. James bought a family cottage in Norway Bay in 1921 which they traveled to on the train on the weekend. The women moved there for the summer. Presumably, the Jewish families were met at the train station in the fall or winter. John’s parents married in 1939 but they waited to have children till 1944 because they didn’t want to bring children into the world with Hitler still a threat. His aunt and uncle also waited to have children. His grandfather was a “Laurier Liberal” and enthusiastic about the Liberal party. John recalled that his grandfather predicted that television “would never amount to anything”. End of side A. Side B begins with a discussion of his grandfather’s fastidious care of his hands. He worked right up till he was 79. His last job was building a brick wall at Glebe Collegiate. He didn’t think of himself as a wealthy man. He rarely went on vacation but as the 30’s wound down he took more time off. He did go to visit relatives in the United States and went to Atlantic City and Garden City. He had a 1947 Frazer automobile which he never drove. He bought it for his family and Mabel drove it to the cottage. He actually used horses for his contracting business and he had 3 yards where supplies were stored. He converted model T fords into trucks. T.C. James controlled 120 or more men at times. He was good at public relations and would fire men on the spot if they weren’t polite. He would drink sherry on occasion and enjoyed Guinness. He admitted that his grandfather would probably cuff him over the head if he knew he was telling people about his good deeds. Discussion of Kristallnacht to end of audio cassette (halfway through side B)
Date
November 30, 2009
Fonds No.
O0045
History Biographical
Thomas Charles James was born in England in 1866. He immigrated with his family to Canada when he around 10 years old. He worked as a building contractor in Ottawa for many years and lived on Monkland Avenue. He died at age 85 in 1952.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Interview of Saul Ilson.

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Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassete (124 min.) : HDV/DV
Fonds No.
1256; 5; 01020
Scope and Content
Unedited interview footage of television writer and poducer, Saul Ilson (b. 1932).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassete (124 min.) : HDV/DV
Scope and Content
Unedited interview footage of television writer and poducer, Saul Ilson (b. 1932).
Date
2005
Fonds No.
1256
Series No.
5
File No.
01020
Storage Location
CTN 043
7-4D
Creator
ProVideo
Language
English
Reproduction Restrictions
Reproduction restrictions may apply
Name Access
Ilson, Saul
Subjects
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Interview with Mannie Lecker

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16771
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audiocassette
Fonds No.
1043; 030
Scope and Content
Consists of one interview with Mannie Lecker, conducted by archivist Shannon Hodge.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
1 audiocassette
Scope and Content
Consists of one interview with Mannie Lecker, conducted by archivist Shannon Hodge.
Date
July 05, 2005
Fonds No.
1043
File No.
030
Storage Location
7-3G, Box 002
Subjects
Lecker, Mannie, d. Dec. 27, 2007
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Interview with Maya Bedian

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85921
Collection
Sharon Abron Drache fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
I0219
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sharon Abron Drache fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Responsibility
Interviewed by Sharon Drache
Date
July 30-31, 2001
Fonds No.
I0219
Storage Location
vault
Name Access
Sharon Drache
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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