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FIGLER, Israel

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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
1866-1930
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Biography, Hebrew/Yiddish language, pedagogue. File characteristics: Photocopies. Montreal-related material.
Name Access
FIGLER, Israel
Subjects
Israel FIGLER
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Israel Shinder fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80467
Collection
Israel Shinder fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file folder, 2 colour negatives, 2 photographs; colour and B&W
Fonds No.
I0112
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Shinder family immigration documents, Ambico business card, Early years till 1986: Israel Shinder, autobiography, Israel Shinder: Autobiography, 1996 and the visit of Joseph and Freda Portnoy, 1973 Israel Shinder and 2 colour negatives and 2 photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Israel Shinder fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file folder, 2 colour negatives, 2 photographs; colour and B&W
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Shinder family immigration documents, Ambico business card, Early years till 1986: Israel Shinder, autobiography, Israel Shinder: Autobiography, 1996 and the visit of Joseph and Freda Portnoy, 1973 Israel Shinder and 2 colour negatives and 2 photographs.
Date
1924, 1973 - 1996
Fonds No.
I0112
History Biographical
Israel Shinder was born in 1919 at Dubosari, Russia, near the Rumanian border. He came to Canada with his parents, Jack Shinder (1896 - 1946), Nellie Shinder (1895 - 1968) and sister Gert (1922- ) in 1924, sailing from Trieste, Italy on the President Wilson. They traveled under the auspices of the Jewish Colouronization Association, Bucharest. They settled first in Montreal before moving on to Ottawa in 1929. Israel Shinder started school in downtown Montreal. In Ottawa he attended York Public School and then the High School of Commerce. He worked for his father in his clothing and dry goods store, Royal Furnishings on Rideau Street, before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force. After World War II, he and his brother-in-law, Manny Lightstone started a commercial door business which became Ambico. He retired in 1991 from a very successful business career. His son Jack, in partnership with Manny Lightstone’s son-in-law Judah Silverman, now operate the business.
Notes
1. Autobiography acquired in May, 1989 from Israel Shinder. 2. Update to 1996 received from United Jewish Appeal ( UJA) Oral History Project 3. Immigration documents acquired from Israel Shinder in July, 2000. 4. Negatives 1-566-01 to 1-566-02 and photographs 1-566-03 to 1-566-04 are described in Inmagic. 5. Notes taken while speaking with Israel Shinder, July 19, 2000. I. S. is a cousin to Sol Shinder. His brother Bernard Shinder lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Gittel, called Gert, married Jack Goldstein. Jack is deceased. Mother’s name was Naomi (Pascar) and was born in Bindar, Rumania. Father, Yankel, had the English name of Jack. His father, Jack, spoke Rumanian and grasped French readily when moving to Montreal. He always spoke French better than English. Mother, Naomi, spoke Russian with limited English. 75% of the Jewish community communicated in Yiddish. Yiddish was the home language for the Shinders. Parents never wrote nor read English well. Family ties were close and family was Naomi Shinder’s life. Shinders came from Dubosari, a Russian town on the Dniester River which formed part of the frontier between Russian and Rumania. After Russian Revolution in 1917, no government control and bands of brigands constantly creating havoc. Hired a boat to cross the River and lived in Kishinev for 3 and a half years with the approval of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society who agreed to arrange their immigration elsewhere. I. Shinder’s father was a businessman selling textiles. He had left Dubosari six months ahead of his family and got a job in Kishinev so he could support them. The Shinders left for Canada from Trieste, Italy in 1924, having travelled from Kishinev by train. Jack Shinder settled in Montreal because Jack Shinder’s father, his wife, and all his brothers and sisters but one were living in Montreal. Business was not going well in Montreal so Jack moved his family to Ottawa, as his father and brothers had done. Came to Ottawa in 1929 because it was a smaller city than Montreal and not as competitive as Montreal. Israel Shinder never heard of the historical idea that peddling licenses were far less in Ottawa, as compared with Montreal. Israel Shinder started school in English in downtown Montreal. Schoolmates were Italian, Jewish and Poles. Standard of living was poor. In Ottawa, attended public school at York Street, and then attended the High School of Commerce. Jack Shinder repeated in Ottawa his Montreal experience of peddling first, then opening a store. He sold his merchandise on credit in Hull, Gatineau, Point Gatineau, Mechanicsville where his French language facility was an advantage. Jack Shinder always had a warehouse which evolved into a store. The clothing and dry goods sold appealed to a lower economic level. Israel Shinder worked for his father before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force. When his father died in 1946, formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Manny Lightstone. Israel Shinder had enough French to conduct business but was most dissatisfied with the clothing business and the credit aspects. He advertised for a business proposition and John Buchanan replied. This took place in 1955 - 1956. Mr. Buchanan had a franchise for Ambassador Manufacturing Co., St. Lambert, Quebec. The product was overhead doors. Israel Shinder had no engineering background and got along well without it. He was very mechanical, could both read and make drawings. Manny Lightstone stayed at Royal Furnishings while Israel Shinder established the door business. Buchanan died, and Israel Shinder bought out Buchanan’s widow and within two years convinced Manny Lightstone to sell Royal Furnishings and join him in the door business. The door business was mainly industrial, overhead doors, rolling steel doors, and a small part residential. Manufactured steel doors, door frames and side windows and the manufacturing aspect of the business began in Ottawa in 1961. Ambico the business name, evolved from Ambassador. Ambico knew their products, always gave fair quotations and work was very satisfactory. Israel Shinder concentrated on the accounting, financial, accounts while Manny Lightstone did the drawings and quotations. They were always challenged with the business possibilities. In the late 1990's, after Israel Shinder’s retirement in 1991, his son Jack began to run the business in partnership with Manny Lightstone’s son-in-law, Judah Silverman. The business has evolved into high tech doors which are sound, fire, explosion and bullet proof. Israel and Manny have worked together on these developments. They initially sold very little in the United States but they worked hard to develop a network of representatives who dig out sales possibilities. 80% of Ambico’s business is now in the United States Read and corrected by Israel Shinder on Monday, July 24, 2000.
Related Material
Related Israel Shinder material in the Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Photograph album, Israel

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn78242
Collection
Meilach Magid Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 17.5cm x 11cm
Fonds No.
1138; 00001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Meilach Magid Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 17.5cm x 11cm
Date
1925
Fonds No.
1138
File No.
00001
Storage Location
2-5F
Language
English
Subjects
Magid, Meilach.
Israel - History
Israel - Landscapes
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Poster. "The Voice of Israel"

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Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : paper ; 30.5 x 22.9cm
Fonds No.
1099; 1; 00058; 1099_058_20
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 document  
Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster : paper ; 30.5 x 22.9cm
Date
[between 1927 and 1938]
Fonds No.
1099
Series No.
1
File No.
00058
Item No.
1099_058_20
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Very fragile
Language
Yiddish
English
Notes
Additional text: All Jewish Talking Picture / Midnight Show, Saturday November 26th, at 12 p,. sharp also Morning Show, Sunday, November 27 at 10a.m. sharp / Leodies of Our People Sun by the World's Greatest Cantors / Joseph Rosenblatt / David Roitman / Seidel Rovner / Joseph Shlisky / Mordecai Hershman / Adolf Kachko / Sheila Engelhardt / Joseph Shapero / Louis Waldman
Subjects
Cantors (Judaism).
Film
Film, Yiddish.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Documents
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RABINOVITCH, Israel/ Portraits, family.

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; undersized
Fonds No.
CJC0001; P; PC 01-04-016
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; undersized
Date
1910?1958
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
P
File No.
PC 01-04-016
Notes
1 is a duplicate of one in the J.I. SEGAL file
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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Canada-Israel Committee (CIC)

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZG/JC-Z; ZG/JC-Z-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928-1993
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZG/JC-Z
File No.
ZG/JC-Z-04
Subjects
Canada-Israel Committee (CIC)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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JPL correspondence with Adath Israel Congregation

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn72041
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Fonds No.
1000A; 7; 00512
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Date
1949
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
7
File No.
00512
Storage Location
CTN.053
12-2B
Language
English
Yiddish
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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JPL correspondence with Adath Israel Congregation

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn72042
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Fonds No.
1000A; 7; 00513
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Date
1949
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
7
File No.
00513
Storage Location
CTN.053
12-2B
Language
English
Yiddish
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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SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.

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Collection
SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.41 metres of textual records. - 7 photographs. - 5 artefacts.
Fonds No.
I0057
Scope and Content
Proposals and by-laws (1778, 1826, 1838, 1844-1845, 1847, 1855, 1857, 1886, 1890, 1921). Legal documents (1887, 1916). Act of the synagogue (1890). Amalgamation documents (1874). Minutes (1770-1880, 1798, 1832, 1834, 1838-1839, 1846-1965, 1871-1904, 1908, 1922-1933, 1947, 1960). Reports (1911, 1922…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
SHEARITH ISRAEL SPANISH and PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.41 metres of textual records. - 7 photographs. - 5 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Proposals and by-laws (1778, 1826, 1838, 1844-1845, 1847, 1855, 1857, 1886, 1890, 1921). Legal documents (1887, 1916). Act of the synagogue (1890). Amalgamation documents (1874). Minutes (1770-1880, 1798, 1832, 1834, 1838-1839, 1846-1965, 1871-1904, 1908, 1922-1933, 1947, 1960). Reports (1911, 1922, 1930). Financial documents (1836-1839, 1841, 1871, 1891, 1902, 1913-1916, 1920-1922, 1930, 1942-1943, 1945-1946). Cemetery documents (1855-1859, 1864-1865, 1871, 1900-1903, 1906, 1908-1909, 1913-1915, 1921-1922, 1941). Synagogue fees (1925). Seat prices (1920). Memberships, seats, subscriptions and seating plans (1835, 1837- 1838, 1840-1841, 1844-1845, 1847, 1850, 1855, 1873, 1876, 1888, 1894-1914, 1921-1922, 1941). Correspondence (1829, 1832-1833, 1835, 1838, 1840-1841, 1844-1847, 1851-1855, 1861, 1864, 1871-1874, 1876, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1887-1888, 1905, 1907-1908, 1912-1914, 1920, 1922, 1933, 1935-1936, 1943, 1946, 1956, 1969, 1970, 1972). Registers (births, etc., 1841- 1862). Quebec Legislative Council Journal (1826, 1831). Provincial Parliament Journal (1828- 1829, 1831, 1845). Legislative Assembly Debates (1846). Bulletins (1940-1946, 1951, 1957-1959). Bevis Marks Spanish and Portuguese bulletin (London, 1920). Rabbi Frank speech (1945). Duties of Shamash (1902) and caretaker (1905). Speech, services, dedication and anniversary booklets (1916, 1918-1919, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1945-1947, 1953, 1959-1960, 1963, 1970). Press releases (1922, 1927 y/e). 1838 census. Rabbinical ruling (1854). Hebrew philanthropic documents (1920-1922). Stanley Street blue print (1940) and sketch (1956). Canadian Jewish Congress school statistics and memos (1948). Student paper on synagogue (1982). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936, 1946, 1954, 1964). Chapters/articles on synagogue (1839, 1850-1851, 1903, 1925 (Sack, y), 1927, 1936, 1940, 1969, 1971, 1975). Jewish community facts (1953). Invitations, tickets, donation cards, flyers, campaign and meeting information. Synagogue stationery. Blank contract. Photocopies of pictures. Clippings (1853-1990 with gaps)
Date
1770-1990.
Fonds No.
I0057
History Biographical
The Shearith Israel Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue was founded in 1768 in Montreal by, among others, Simon Levy and Aaron Hart. Prominent members have included the families Joseph, Hays, David, Solomon and Wolff. As many of the original members (from England, Germany, and the American colonies) were descended from Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the Orthodox synagogue followed the Sepharadi customs. It was modelled on similar synagogues in London and New York. At first, a building was rented, and then a new one erected on Notre Dame in 1778. After several moves and buildings, the edifice at the present location on Lemieux Street was constructed in 1947. The famed Reverend Abraham de Sola and his son Meldola de Sola were rabbis of the synagogue in the 1800s. Members of the congregation founded the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal (later the Baron de Hirsch Institute) in the 1850s. The synagogue has a cemetery and a school and was the recipient of the first two Torah scrolls ever sent to Canada. Some of its Torah cases are over 200 years old as well. The Shearith Israel is the oldest congregation in Canada.
Notes
English, Yiddish and Hebrew.Includes 5 coins from 1899-1900.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ALTMAN, Israel, Sonnenfeld, Saskatchewan. Farm credit.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn41039
Collection
Jewish Colonization Association (JCA or ICA)
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0032; DA; MA 1-DA-164
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Colonization Association (JCA or ICA)
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1945
Fonds No.
I0032
Series No.
DA
File No.
MA 1-DA-164
Notes
Joint document part: Securities. 1917-1945. Transaction part missing.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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