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RABINOVITCH, Israel.

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Collection
RABINOVITCH, Israel.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.36 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0122
Scope and Content
60th birthday tribute book. Yiddish typescripts of several chapters of his book on Jewish music with handwritten corrections. Yiddish press clippings reviewing the book. Songs and music used to research the book. Manuscript notes for book in Yiddish. Financial record of book sales. Biographical pre…
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Collection
RABINOVITCH, Israel.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.36 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
60th birthday tribute book. Yiddish typescripts of several chapters of his book on Jewish music with handwritten corrections. Yiddish press clippings reviewing the book. Songs and music used to research the book. Manuscript notes for book in Yiddish. Financial record of book sales. Biographical press clippings in Yiddish. Personal correspondence in Yiddish. Yiddish articles about Jewish music, musicians, literature, education. 10 photos PC 1/4/16
Date
1940-1964.
Fonds No.
P0122
History Biographical
Israel Rabinovitch was born in 1894. He was an author, journalist, editor; author of Muzik bie Yidn (Jewish Music Ancient and Modern); former editor of the Keneder Adler; first president of the Jewish Music Council of Montreal; former president of the Jewish Writers Association of Montreal. He died in 1964.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Canada Israel Committee

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Collection
Canada Israel Committee
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
21 cm. of textual records, ¼ in. open reel
Fonds No.
O0006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of notes, letters and posters on Arab propaganda, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and CIC sub-committees; Israel embassy press-releases, various pamphlets, magazines and books about Israel-Arab and Middle-East relations; papers and news clippings relating to several hi…
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Collection
Canada Israel Committee
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
21 cm. of textual records, ¼ in. open reel
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of notes, letters and posters on Arab propaganda, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and CIC sub-committees; Israel embassy press-releases, various pamphlets, magazines and books about Israel-Arab and Middle-East relations; papers and news clippings relating to several high-profile stories of Abu Daoud, Shafik Al-Hout and the Arab Boycott. File List Arab Propaganda1974 PLO-Palestinians-Non Jewish View1974 School and Libraries Sub-committee 1977 Canadian Council Committee-National (H. Stanislowski Myer Bick, etc.) 1974-1977 CIC Service Clubs 1976 PLO Palestinian-Jewish sources 1976 Pro Israel P.R. 1975-1976 “Our Faith – Our Way to Victory” The Egyptian Arab Republic 1973 (Book) “Guide-Posts” B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation 1946 (Book) “Land Ownership in Palestine 1880-1948” Moshe Aumann 1974 (Book) “The Case of the Jews from Arab Countries: a Neglected Issue” Maurice M. Roumani 1975 (Book) “P.L.O. (Palestinian Liberation Organization) A Profile” A. Yaniv 1974 (Book) “The Double Exodus: A Study of Arab and Jewish Refugees in the Middle East” The Hon. Terence Prittie and Bernard Dineen (Book) Analysis 1976-1977 State of Israel Bonds 1974 Arab Boycott 1976-1977 Arab Boycott recording Herb Gray and Howard S? (¼ in. open reel) CIC Bulletin Articles 1976 Anti-Defamation League 1976-1977 Shafik Al-Hout CIC 1974-1975 Heritage Ontario Teacher’s Workshop – Community Relations 1974-1976 Community Relations – Local 1974 National Joint Community Relations Committee 1976 Canada Britih Israel Association Celebrity Auction – Funds for Casualties of Yom Kippur War 1974 Canada-Israel Committee 1974-1975 Canada Israel Committee – General File 1976 CIC Interaith Sub-committee 1976 CIC Executive Meetings 1975-1976 Abu Daoud 1977 CIC Demonstrations 1976 Canadian Middle-East Digest 1976-1977 CIC General Correspondence 1976-1977 Films for Jews 1974 CIC Friends of Israel Sub-committee ? Israel Press Review 1977 CIC Inner Executive 1976-1977 Israel Embassy Releases 1974-1976 National Joint Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith 1977
Date
1974 - 1977
Fonds No.
O0006
History Biographical
The Canada Israel Committee (CIC) is the official representative of the organized Canadian Jewish community on matters pertaining to Canada-Israel relations. The Canada-Israel Committee maintains offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Israel, and is affiliated with the Quebec-Israel Committee. Its staff consists of experts in government policy, communications, Arab-Israeli relations and Middle East affairs, and Canadian Middle East policy. CIC is an agency funded by the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, the advocacy arm of UIA Federations Canada. The CIC is devoted to the promotion of increased understanding between the peoples of Canada and Israel. It is a non-partisan, voluntary, non-profit organization that enjoys the support of Canadians from all walks of life. In seeking to enhance Canada-Israel friendship, the CIC liaises with government, media, business and the academic sector, often submitting briefs and providing background analyses on matters of public policy. In addition, it sponsors seminars, conferences and other types of educational programming in Canada, and organizes study missions to Israel and the Palestinian areas.
Notes
1. Biographical history taken from CIC website 2. The ¼ in. open reel should be transferred to current media.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Israel Hartman fonds

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Collection
Israel Hartman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0111
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Collection
Israel Hartman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
I0111
History Biographical
Israel Hartman (b. 1886 - d. Ottawa, April 12, 1958) was a West end tailor. Bom in Radom, Poland he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Hartman. He was educated in Poland and England and came to Canada in 1921. He operated a tailoring shop on Wellington street in the West End of Ottawa until his retirement. Israel was a member of Agudath Israel Synagogue and the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society. His first wife, the former Rachel Malach, passed away in 1953. Israel then married Tillie Solman in 1994. His children were Sydney Hartman, Joseph Hartman and Jack Hartman, all of Ottawa. Roy Hartman, Abraham Hartman and Harry Hartman, of Montreal. His only daughter was Sally Hartman (also seen as Sarah Hartman) of Montreal, who married Stephen Silverman. He passed away suddenly at age 72. His funeral service was conducted by Rabbi Samuel M. Burstein in the King Edward avenue chapel, and he was buried in the Jewish cemetery on Metcalfe Road.
Notes
1. Information was taken from an obituary in the Ottawa Journal - April 15, 1958
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Israel Shinder fonds

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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
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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.
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Photograph album, Israel

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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
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Jewish Public Library Archives
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ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.

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Collection
ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.125 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0001
Scope and Content
Minutes (1971). Documents about the sale of the building (1976). Agreement with Young Israel. Arbitration hearings documents. Correspondence. Notes. Report to Canadian Jewish Congress and other related documents (1977-1979). Financial reports (1947, 1957, 1966, 1968-1979). Money raised and owed (19…
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ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.125 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Minutes (1971). Documents about the sale of the building (1976). Agreement with Young Israel. Arbitration hearings documents. Correspondence. Notes. Report to Canadian Jewish Congress and other related documents (1977-1979). Financial reports (1947, 1957, 1966, 1968-1979). Money raised and owed (1963). Members lists (1957). Outremont documents (1974-1978). Building recommendations (1977). Press releases. Correspondence (1935-1936, 1944, 1978-1979). Bulletins (1941-1944, 1947, 1952-1972, 1978). School statistics (Canadian Jewish Congress 1948). Graduation booklet (1948). Dedication/ anniversary booklets (1947, 1965, 1980). Fundraising information (1953-1957). Model Seder report (1977). Proposed architectural plans (not used. c.1938). Flyers. Invitations. Clippings (1939-1940, 1944-1956, 1966, 1981, 1986-1987)
Date
1935-1987.
Fonds No.
I0001
History Biographical
The Adath Israel Congregation first met in a rented hall in 1930. In 1936, land was bought in Outremont; in 1938 the synagogue was incorporated; by 1940 the building was completed. The Adath Israel, an Orthodox synagogue, also ran the first congregational day school in Canada in the synagogue building; a school was built in 1947. A Hebrew high school, the Adath Israel Academy, was begun in 1952, also with its own building. It was later called Hebrew Academy, and both schools amalgamated with Young Israel Synagogue's schools in 1965. The Adath Israel has its own cemetery. It also ran an afternoon school and developed a separate Sephardi service (Adat Yisrael S'faradi). Eventually, due to the shifting Jewish population, the Outremont buildings were sold and the congregation moved to a newly built synagogue in Hampstead in 1980. The Adath Israel had one of the first "contemporary" synagogue designs and was the first large, new synagogue built in the post-Depression era in Montreal.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Agudath Israel Congregation fonds

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Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events
Fonds No.
C0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, Gener…
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Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, General Meetings, 1953-1981, various committees, 1955-1996; Bulletins (1948- 2009 with some gaps), Agudath Israel Men’s Club, (1961-1980); Sisterhood membership, (1938-1940,1956 - 1987), minutes of meetings, (1955-1997), Newsletters, (1955- 1984), Cinderella Ball, (1962-1983), Nearly New Shop (1968-2000) and other programs; history and milestones, (1949-1989); religious material and synagogue programs, (1955-1989); building records, (1953-1963); financial statements, (1961,1962.1973); Congregation membership, (1955-1980); correspondence by subject, Rabbi Fine (1982-1988) and some Congregation Presidents, (1958-1986); Malca Pass Library minutes of meetings (1984-1996) and book discussion material. BOX 1 Constitution - 1941-1982; Legal Contracts/Documents: Lapierre Ave, Architectural Drawings; Board of Trustees Minutes - 1949-1979; Quarterly and Annual General Meetings - 1980-1986 and 1992-2007; BOX 2 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1949-1986; BOX 3 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1993-2007; BOX 4 Board/Committee Membership Lists 1962 - 1985 A. H. Lieff Cultural Fund Committee Adult Education Committee Art & Decor, Furnishings, House Committee Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Committee Building and Planning Committee 1955 - 1963 Building Committee 1963 - 1965 Building Committee - Addition 1966 - 1968 Catering Committee 1961 - 1980 Finance Committee 1954 - 1956 Judaic Enrichment Committee Membership Committee Ritual Committee 1961 - 1969 Ritual Committee 1977 - 1981 Ritual Committee 1982 - 1984 Ritual Committee 1985 - 1992 Ritual Committee 1993 - 1996 Social Action And Public Policy 1992 - 2002 Strategic Planning 1995 - 1996 Youth Committee 1965 - 1966, 1977 - 1984 Amalgamation Task Force - 2013 Miscellaneous Committees BOX 5 Financial Statements 1955 - 1965, 1966 - 1972, 1978 - 1980 Financial Receipts 1975 - 1980 Financial Contributions to Other Religious Organizations 1974 - 1981 Seat Rentals 1975 - 1976 Financial Cemetery Trees Cemetery Sections Miscellaneous Programs Brownies and Scouts Camp Ramah Choir Refugees (Boat People) Shabbat Dinner Special Shabbatot Theatre Programs Youth Programs BOX 6 Congregation Membership Lists 1943 - 1998 Conference on Intermarriage 1973 United Synagogue of America Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbi Roy D. Tannenbaum Rabbi B. Friedberg correspondence re: Kallah March 1966 Genealogical Records for Aliyot Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates 1981- 1990 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates (with gaps) - 1992 - 2012; Correspondence re: Bar/Bat Mitzvah- 1993 - 2013; Lists Bar/Bat Mitzvah 1972 - 1983 High Holiday Arrangements Passover Simhat Torah List - Lulav and Etrog Geniza Applications for Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 - 1980 Correspondence re: Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 - 1980 Education Miscellaneous Awards & Certificates - 1985 - ; Miscellaneous Lists Congregation Obituaries - 2014; BOX 7: Correspondence series Correspondence - 1958-2011; BOX 8 (a) Bulletins, 1948 - 1979 BOX 8 (b) Bulletins, 1980 - 1999 BOX 8 (c) Various Publications including: Bulletins, 2000 - 2014; Yizkor Services, 2004; Sabbath and High Holiday Services Expansion of Women's Participation in Torah Services Correspondence - 1996, 2004-2007 (with gaps) Shabbat Sheets - 1995; Shabbat Sheets - 1996; Shabbat Sheets - September 1998 - December 1999; Shabbat Bulletins - January 25, 2008 - Schedule of Services 2003- 2008; Communiques - Search for new clergy - 2011, Amalgamation with Beth Shalom - 2015; BOX 9: History and Milestones History and Milestones: 1949-1989; BOX 10: Men’s Club Minutes - 1960-1969; Constitution, Lists and Correspondence - 1960-1982; Bulletins and Programs; BOX 11: Malca Pass Library: History, Minutes (1965-1974), (1984-1991), (1992-1996), (1997-2005) Music Sub-committee Minutes 1993, Correspondence 1985-1998, Human Resources/Staffing - Restricted, Memorial Funds 1993, Book Club Membership Lists 1990 - 2005, Book Discussion Group (1989-1993), (1994-1997), (1997-2004) Articles, Misc. 1964-1975 BOX 12: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Minutes Blank Letterhead and Envelopes; By-Laws 1955-1958 - Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1962 - 1997 - separate files of Board and general Meeting Minutes [no year contains complete records of meetings] Sisterhood suspended June 25, 1997 BOX 13 (a) Agudath Israel Sisterhood Cinderella Ball Scrapbooks 1980 Green Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, guest lists, minutes of organizational meetings, correspondence, seating plan, menu, pictures. 1975 Red Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, correspondence 1972 Blue Scrapbook: program, guest list, correspondence 1971 Yellow Hilroy Exercise Book: guest list, minutes, correspondence, flyers 1970 Extra large Scrapbook: guest list, correspondence, flyer [unboxed] April 1960 Scrapbook: “The Jewish House Beautiful” Extra Large Financial records 1964-1965; 1967-1968 1961-1972 X Large Blue Album: flyers, news articles, sisterhood information 1972-1973 Blue Album: Program flyers 1973 – large Sisterhood Photo BOX 13 (b) Agudath Israel Sisterhood Nearly New Shop /Cinderella Ball 2 plaques: 1) Newspaper article (undated) about Nearly New Shop and Mgr Beryl Ben-Reuven; 2) article from Kitchissippi Times Mar 2005 about the Nearly New Shop and Mgr Sharon Fitch. Turquoise Folder - Historical Mementos of Nearly New Shop Red Binder 2000-2005 advertising ads for NN shop A: Nearly New Files: 1) Correspondence – Undated – 3 thank you notes Undated – contact numbers for emergencies 2003 – Procedures - Tikvah program 2002 – Alarm System July, 2000 – thank you note for a donation of t-shirts to a girl’s camp. September, 1997 - October, 2000 – Purchase of recycling material from Nearly New Shop by Salvation Army Ottawa Nov 2000 – packing slip Nov 1999 – window cleaning 1998 – 2 order forms 1999 – Jobs Connect May, 1997 - ?? June 13, 1997 – thank you note for a typewriter June 18, 1997 – thank you note re children’s clothing sent to Le Pedrera, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 2) 1996-2006 – Blue Account Book of Sales 3) Financial Statements – June 30, 1965 - June 30, 1975 — official financial statements June 30, 1968 - 2 copies plus written notes re CB June 30, 1998-June 30, 1999 — official financial statements July 31, 1976 — rough (unaudited) statements of income and expenses 1982 – “ ” 1984 – xerox copies of income and expenses; deposits and receipts 1993-1997 – Comparative graphs – gross receipts 1995-1998 – Comparative Graphs 1996-1998 – “ ” 1998-2002 – “ ” 4) 1977-1980 — List of Nearly New credit accrued to AGI sisterhood members 5) undated – handwritten instructions (no name) for Nearly New dinner event 1985 correspondence March 18, 1999 meeting minutes May 2, 2000 meeting minutes B: Cinderella Ball files: 1) Undated - correspondence 1970-1983 – correspondence with souvenir program advertisers 1976-1983 – correspondence re prizes for CB 2) Financial Statements 1969, 1971-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981-1982 – Audited statements 1966-1971, 1975-1980 — Unaudited statements [2 copies 1979] 1966-1973 – Comparative reports 3) 1973, 1976, 1977 (2) – Floor Plans, guest lists, RSVP’s 4) General File – Undated items on duties of CB committee 1976, 1977, 1981 - Scripts and songs 1976, 1978-1980 – musician’s guild contracts 1974, 1975-1981 – written introduction comments 1975, 1981 – debriefing notes 5) 1966-1983 CB Invitational Flyers 6) 1966-1971 – CB invitations (signed by guests) 7) undated CB lists; 1974-1981 – CB Lists 8) no date – debriefing notes 1976-1983 – meeting minutes 9) CB flyers, several programs, RSVP’s 10) 1963 Publicity Scrapbooks – 1964-1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973-1974. 1963-1983 inclusive – Loose programs for CB 11) First CB (1962) – Speech/Souvenirs Box 14 Agudath Israel Sisterhood 1) Undated: “On the Question of Women in the Synagogue” Anon Apr 30, 1974 Address (7 pages) given by Rose Kiesler, Eastern Canadian Conference 1984 Thank you speech Anon Agudath Israel Sisterhood Bulletins 2) 1950s 1955, Feb 15 1957, Dec, Sept 1958, Mar, May, Sept 1959, Jan, Apr, May 3) 1960s 1960- 1961Sisterhood inserts from the Agudath Israel Bulletin 1964, May 1965, Oct, Nov 1966, May, Nov 1967, Jan 1968, Jan, Nov, Dec 1969, Jan, Feb, Mar 4) 1970s 1970, Jan, Feb 1971, Nov 1972, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov 1973, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Sept, Oct-Nov, Dec 1974, Jan, Feb, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1975, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1976, Jan, Feb, mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1977, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1978, Jan, Feb, Apr, June, Sept, Nov, Dec 1979, Feb?, Mar, May, June, Oct, Nov, Dec 1980s 1980, May, Nov 1983, Oct, Nov 1984, Mar, Apr, May 5) Chanuka Gelt Luncheons Undated material 1953 - flyer 1974-1978 – Reports 198?-1990 – flyers 6) General Correspondence i) 1966-1983 ii) 1984-1995 7) Financial Statements 1955 Bank Book 1956-1958 1962, 1969-1974, 1976-1978, 1980, 1984 Financial disbursements lists 1966-1969 Handwritten Finance notes – 1984, 1985 8) Sept 1989 – 40th anniversary of Sisterhood Speech (anon) 9) Installation - 1965-1966 1981 10) Minutes Undated notes plus report on Tikvah program of Camp Ramah May 18, 1977 Meeting with Vice-Presidents June 15, 1977 Meeting with Rabbi June 22, 1977 re Program June 29, 1977 re Program; Inge Hoffman presiding June 24, 1977 Correspondence, Women’s Cttee of the Ottawa Va’ad July 12, 1977 “ “ “ Oct 26, 1977 “ “ “ Jan 17, 1978 “ “ “ March 13, 1978 Book Fair Committee March 29, 1978 JCC Ottawa correspondence April 25, 1978 Youth Commission Meeting 11) Officers and Members of Sisterhood - Lists 1938-1939 1956-1961 1965-1966, 1967-1968 1973-1974, 1976, 1977-1979 1980-1987? Sisterhood Program Flyers 12) 1950s 13) 1960s 14) 1970s 15) 1980s Eclectic, not complete 16) 1975-1976 Recipes 17) Reports on Sisterhood Presidency experience 1948-1949, Elsie Baker 1956, Claire Fogel 1960, Sandra Ritter 1964-1966, Jen Shinder 1966-1969, Dorothy Lieff 1969-1971, Millie Wolfe 1971-1973, Miriam Levitin 1975-1976, Sandra Levinson?? Reports – 1962-1963, 1964-1965, 1977 plus report on Malca Library Report on National Biennial Convention - 1972, 1974, 1976 President’s Reports – 1974-1975, 1977 Sisterhood report – 1976, Oct 1977, Oct 1978-1979, 1980-1981, 1984-1985 Report on Book review Series – Sept 1977 18) 1983 Women’s Rosh Chodesh Minyan 19) Dec 9, 1978 Tapestry Dedication Meeting Minutes (incomplete), Notes, Pictures, Shabbat Service thanking craftswomen, newspaper articles Box 15 Correspondence between Agudath Israel Sisterhood and The Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Torah Fund Box 16 Agudath Israel Sisterhood Photographs 1973 Cinderella Ball, Adele Shinder, Chair 1976-1977 Sisterhood 1977-1978 Inge Hoffman, President 1978 Cally Kardish, President 1978 Cinderella Ball Tapestry Slides 1979 Cinderella Ball 1979-1980 Sisterhood Event, Cally Kardish, President 1981 Cinderella Ball 1983 Cinderella Ball 1987 Chanuka Luncheon; Easter Brunch Meeting May 1988 Negatives Rabbi Fine Eulogies, unveilings, speeches and correspondence described in separate fonds. 28 CD's containing photographs of various events at Agudath Isreal by Sylvia Klein. Some programs and events include: Agudath participation in Walkathon and Aviv Festival 2004 and 2005, Tov Breakfast 2009 Minyancers, Dr. David Brooks, Cantor Concert, Bat Mitzvah Ladies, Margo Rostron VIP Luncheon, Purim 2006, "Wishman" Luncheon 2007, Rabbi Wayne Allen 2005, Honourable Herb Gray, Cantor Shneur M. Bielak, Bertram Loeb, Professor Kaplan on Heschel 2005, Rabbi Arnold Fine Retirement Dinner 2004, Adult Education 2004 with Rabbi Wayne Allen, Pizmon Choir 2005, Purim 2007 etc. B&W photograph of either the Agudath Israel Sisterhood or the Cinderella Ball? - 1973 (see 5-332).
Date
1938 - 2013
Fonds No.
C0005
History Biographical
In September, 1932, aproximately 16 families headed by Mr. J. Taller united to form a minyan (quorum) for the High Holidays in the West End. In April, 1936, the group organized itself into a permanent Congregation which was chartered under the name Agudath Israel in 1938. The first president was Harry Leikin. Founders of Aguath Israel were Jacob Taller, Harry Leikin, Alexander Kelman, Morris Goldberg, S. Blushinsky, Norman Kalin, S. Tanner, M. Kilinovsky, Abraham Borts, Max Cooper, David Rubin, Israel Hartman, Jacob Ages, Morris Feldberg, S. Dieks and J. Gruvick. In March, 1938 at a cost of $3000, the St. Mathias Anglican Church at 17 Fairmont Avenue was purchased as a sanctuary. The Fairmount synagogue was officially opened by Rabbi Fasman in March, 1940. The next congregation move was to 30 Rosemount. In 1947, the Honourable Abraham H. Lieff became President of the Congregation. Early into his seventeen year tenure as President, the Congregation moved from an orthodox mentality to a conservative one. On March 11, 1951 the Congregation became affiliated with the United Synagogue of America. In 1954, eight acres of land bounded by Kirkwood, Coldrey and Laperriere was purchased, with construction of the new Synagogue beginning in 1958. The new Synagogue at 1400 Coldrey Ave. was opened in 1960. The new sanctuary was dedicated in 1966. Until 1949, community Rabbis in Ottawa were shared. Rabbi Fasman officiated at the opening of 17 Fairmount and Rabbi Kravetz conducted High Holidays in the early 1940s. In 1948, Rabbi Morris D. Margolis was engaged as the first spiritual leader of the Congregation, followed by Rabbis Samuel Burstein, 1951-1959, Michael Kurz, (1959-1961), J. Benjamin Friedberg, 1961- 1974, Roy Tanenbaum, 1974-1976, Irving Schreier, 1976-1982, Arnold Fine, 1982-____ (Rabbi Fine was appointed Rabbi Emeritus in 2004), Charles S. Popky (____-____), Barry Schlesinger (____-2013). Cantor Aptowitzer served the congregation from 1952 to 1994, followed by Samuel Linkovsky, and Stephen Chaiet. A gala celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the congregation was held on April 11, 1989 at 1400 Coldrey. An exhibition of photographs and an anniversary booklet entitled “50th Anniversary” was produced. The first female president of the Synagogue was installed in 1989 and women were also invited to participate more fully in ritual aspects of the synagogue. Women's participation continued to grow since that time. Since 2006, women have been eligible for any aliyah and are also permitted to read Torah. Synagogue Presidents 1936-42 Harry Leikin 1942-47 Morris Goldberg 1947-63 Abraham Lieff 1963-65 David Loeb 1965-66 Casey Swedlove 1966-68 Stanley Katz 1968-70 Israel Shinder 1970-71 Jack Vinokur 1971-73 Norman Potechin Sisterhood Presidents 1936-46 Mrs. Alex Kelman 1947-48 Mrs. Harry Leikin 1948-49 Mrs. Harry Baker 1949-54 Mrs. Norman Loeb 1954-55 Mrs. Julius Leikin 1955-58 Mrs. Henry Pass 1958-59 Mrs. Bert Migicovsky 1959-60 Mrs. Sam Rothberg 1960-61 Mrs. Robert Ritter 1961-63 Mrs. Jack Fogel 1963-64 Mrs. Stanley Katz 1964-66 Mrs. Israel Shinder 1966-69 Mrs. Max Lieff 1969-71 Mrs. Ted Wolfe 1971-73 Mrs. Nathan Levitin Men's Club Presidents 1946-59 Ben Flesher 1959-60 Phil Sugarman 1960-61 Al LaPorter 1961-62 Israel Shinder 1962-63 Arnold Greenberg 1963-64 Jack Vinokur 1964-66 Jack Feiner 1966-67 Jack Binder 1967-69 Norman Potechin 1969-70 Leonard Dworkin 1970-71 Percy Levine 1971-73 Jack Gordon
Arrangement
1. Arranged by Estelle Gunner, volunteer and Agudath Israel member, 2007. She inquired about the missing minutes so this is a definitive position. 2. Receipts retained under the financial series, indicate activities for which there are no other records i.e. Boys Breakfast Club 1966/YSO 1968.
Notes
1. History taken from “Agudath Israel: 50th anniversary”, 1989. 2. Bulletins received on a regular basis. 3. Minutes between 1986 and 1993 were lost in a flood at Agudath Israel Congregation. 4. The Sisterhood dwindled by 1996 because the same women were always approached for projects and younger women began working outside the home. 5. Information for fonds level description was taken from finding aid written by Shirley Berman and Hagit Hadaya. 6. Further accrual of Sisterhood Newsletters donated by Roz Dreskin, January 2001. 7. Further accrual of 42nd Girl Guide Company photograph donated by Estelle Gunner, February 2000. 8. Malca Pass Library material donated by Estelle Gunner, February 28, 2005 and 2010. 9. Further accrual of sod turning invitation to the new synagogue, 1958 10.Women's participation history taken from Agudath Israel web site, September, 2008. 11. CD's donated via Marie Levine in December 2009. Cinderella Ball material donated via Marie Levine in January 2009. 12. Malca Pass Minutes 1965 - 1974, 1983 - 2000 (includes financial reports, correspondence etc.) donated by Jack Schecter Dec 2010
Access Restriction
Minutes within 10 years of creation are open to only members of the Agudath Israel Congregation.
Related Material
See Morton Taller fonds for History of the Jacob and Ethel Taller Family (a talk presented by the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society) for an account of the very early beginnings of the west end congregation.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Temple Israel Congregation fonds

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Collection
Temple Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60cm of records
Fonds No.
C0011
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: MINUTES SERIES Box : Temple Israel Board and Board Minutes Folder 1: Lists of Board Members Undated Complete list 1966-2009 1971-1972 1972-1975 1973-1974 1979-1980 1984-1985 1999-2000 Folder 2: Correspondence to Board Memo dated March 23, 1992 Folder 3: Correspondence to Com…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Temple Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60cm of records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: MINUTES SERIES Box : Temple Israel Board and Board Minutes Folder 1: Lists of Board Members Undated Complete list 1966-2009 1971-1972 1972-1975 1973-1974 1979-1980 1984-1985 1999-2000 Folder 2: Correspondence to Board Memo dated March 23, 1992 Folder 3: Correspondence to Committee Chairs December 4, 1986: Memo re Temple Committees responding procedures September 10, 1987: Memo re Bulletin deadline Schedule July 11, 1989: Memo re Adequacy of Temple Facilities and Committee Needs November 8, 1989: Memo re Long range Planning Committee October 20, 2006: Memo re Committee Guidelines and Procedures November 15, 2006: Memo outlining all Temple Committee responsibilities Folder 4: Board Decisions 1967-1988 Folder 5: Minutes of Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa 1966-1967 October 13, 1966: Liberal Jewish Fellowship of Ottawa October 18, 1966: Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa November 10, 1966: Steering Committee Meeting November 24, 1966: Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa November 24, 1966: Steering Committee Meeting January 29, 1967: Schedule of Services and Meetings February 1967-June 1967 February 6, 1967: Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa February 25, 1967: Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa March 22, 1967: Pro Tem Executive Meeting May 3, 1967: Meeting Board of Directors of Temple Israel May 11, 1967: Meeting Board of Directors June 14, 1967: Meeting Board of Directors October 27, 1967: Special Meeting re Salvation Army property November 8, 1967: Meeting Board of Directors December 13, 1967: Meeting Board of Directors Folder 6: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meetings 1972-1973 September 8, 1971: Memo re schedule of executive meetings September 30, 1971- June 13, 1972 January 13, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting 1972-1973: Memo re slate plus amendment to constitution February 17, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting March 23, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting April 25, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting May 4, 1972: Special Meeting convened re Rabbinical Appointment for Temple Israel May 9, 1972: Executive Meeting May 23, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting June 27, 1972: Minutes of Board Meeting (2 copies) February 27, 1973: Minutes of Board Meeting plus Budget April 24, 1973: Minutes of Board Meeting May 28, 1973: Minutes of Board Meeting June 25, 1973: Agenda of meeting only Folder 7: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1975 May 26, 1975: Rules for Serving Food (1 page only of minutes) Folder 8: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1976 July 19, 1976: last page of minutes of Board Meeting December 6, 1976: Minutes of Board Meeting Folder 9: Minutes of Temple Israel Board Meeting 1980 (handwritten notes) Undated: 2 items January 27; February (?), 17, 24; March 2; April 6. Folder 10: Minutes and Attendance Sheets for Temple Israel Board Meetings 1981 January 8; February 5; March 5; April 2; June 4; July 2; September 3; October 1; November 5; December 10. Folder 11: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1982 March 4; April 1. Folder 12: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1986 1986-1987: List Temple Israel Executive and Board May 1; May 20, Special Board meeting; June 5 (2 copies); July 10; September 4; September 30; November 6 (2 copies); December 4. Folder 13: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1987 Special Board Meetings: February 12; May 5; July 2. Executive Meetings: March 4; September 1; Board Meeting Minutes: January 8; February 5; March 5; April 2; May 7; June 11; July 9; September 8; October 1; November 5; December 3. Folder 14: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1988 Special Board Meeting: June 29. January 14; February 4; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2; June 28; July 7; August 9; September 8; October 6; November 3; December 8. Folder 15: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1989 July 18, 1989: List Board Members and their Terms Ends Special Board Meeting: August 31 (Bingo). Board Meeting Minutes: January 12; February 9; March 2; March 30 AGM; April 13; June 1; July 16; October 5; November 9; December 7. Folder 16: Minutes Temple Israel Board meeting 1990 January 11; April 5; October 11. Folder 17: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1991 January 10; February 7; March 7; April 3; May 2; June 7; July 11 Agenda only; September 3; September 26; October 24; November 28, December 19. Folder 18: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1992 January 23; February 27; April 21; May 28; June 25; August 20; September 24; October 22; November 26; December 17. Folder 19: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1993 Executive Meeting: May 20; June 17; September 21; October 28. Board Meeting Minutes: January 28; February 28; April 22; May 27; June 24; July 29; September 2; September 30; October 28. Memo December 6 re Nominations committee Folder 20: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1994 1993-1994: List Temple Israel Executive and Board 1993-1994: List of Board Members and Term Ends Special Board Meeting: February 10 Rabbi’s Contract; November 30 School space. Executive Meeting: January 18. Board Meeting Minutes: January 20; February 17 (Board Meeting and Open Board Meeting); March 17; April 28; June 2; June 23; July 20; August 25; October 6; October 22; December 22. Folder 21: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1995 January 26; March 2; April 22. Folder 22: Minutes Temple Israel Board Meeting 1999 January 28; March 25 Agenda and attachments only – no minutes EDUCATION/SOCIAL ACTION/YOUTH GROUPS + PROGRAM SERIES Box List: Folder 1: Temple Israel Religious School: History 1988-1989 Folder 2: Temple Israel Religious School: Finances November 28, 1967: Report on Finances April 25, 1968: Correspondence between Temple Israel treasurer and Mr .Lloyd Smith of Connaught Public School re school rental 1994-1995: Annual Report Folder 3: Temple Israel Religious School: Minutes 1980s: List of potluck dinners December 1985: conference notes May 2, 1989: minutes April 2, 1992: minutes 1993: Minutes for June 8, June 13, September 2, December 14. 1993-1994: List of school committee members 1994: Minutes for January 19, February 2, March 9, August 24, August 31, September/October, November, December 14. 1995: Minutes for January 18, August 23 Folder 4: Temple Israel Religious School: Miscellaneous 1) Undated proposal for classroom use for the next 3 years 2) Purim 1990: Carnival Program Folder 5: Temple Israel Religious School Curriculum and Texts 1969-1970: List of School Texts for Grades 1-10 plus numbers needed for each grade October 23, 2005: Sample of Temple Israel High School program “A Walk through the Old Jewish Quarter” Folder 6: Temple Israel Religious School Parents Handbook 1969-1970 1988-1989 1992-1993 1994-1995 2006-2007 2007-2008 2010-2011 Folder 7: Temple Israel Religious School Student Lists Undated 1970 1978-1979 1988 Folder 8: Temple Israel Religious School: Educators Resumes of Teachers Job Description for Hebrew Co-coordinator Teacher Performance Evaluation Form (Blank) Folder 9: Temple Israel Religious School: Correspondence 1988-1989: Correspondence to Teachers Folder 10: Temple Israel Religious School: Correspondence 1969-1989: Correspondence to parents Folder 11: Temple Israel Religious School: Correspondence Correspondence to United Jewish Appeal re funding – 1973: 2 items re funding – 1989 a letter re student numbers Folder 12: Temple Israel Religious School: Ottawa Board of Education Policies and Procedures Correspondence - undated material re prayer in the school; Judaism in general 1980-1987: Correspondence Folder 13: Temple Israel religious School: B’nai Mitzvah program Policies, Procedures and lists (with gaps) - 1988 - 2011 Religious School Policies November 27, 1997; Revised October 27, 2005 Folder 14: Temple Israel Religious School Confirmation Ceremonies 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1996, 2007 Folder 15: Temple Israel Adult Education Committee 1969 Folder 16: Task Force on Lifelong Learning March 2008 (21 pages) Folder 17: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Minutes 1983-1990 April 1983: suggested program on the Merchant of Venice [includes summary of Merchant of Venice] 1986: Minutes for October 27, November 28 1987: Minutes for January 29, March 26, May 19, June 7, September 13, November 15 1988: Minutes for January 17, March 7, April 24, May 9, June 13, September 8 1989: Minutes for January 15, February 26, April 9, April 30; List of Social Committee Members; June 8, September 17, November 5 1990: January 7 2006: Email exchange - November 15, page 1 of 2 only Folder 18: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: History/Publicity October 1976: History Summary of Social Action Committee by Pearl Greenberg, Chair, Social Action Committee 1989: publicity written for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin April 6, May 17 Folder 19: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Soviet Jewry Pictures of Zieman and Belenky family Articles and activities of committee on behalf of Zieman, Belenky families and others dated 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Folder 20: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Ethiopian Jewry (1987-January 1988) Folder 21: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Correspondence Correspondence with Multi-cultural Committee of the Ottawa Board of Education 1987 Folder 22: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Correspondence re Cults Correspondence with Canadian Jewish Congress Cult Info League June 2, 1987 Correspondence with Carleton Board of Education Folder 23: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Proposed Projects and Memos Folder 24: Temple Israel Social Action Committee: Minutes of Va’ad Bruit (Health Cabinet) 1988: Minutes for October 28, November 2 1989: Minutes for January 10, February 7, March 8, May 30 AV material on Aging sent to Central Park Lodge January 20, 1989 Folder 25: Temple Israel Youth Group Minutes 1983: Minutes for June 27 1984: Minutes for January 26 1986: Minutes for August 13, September 21, November 16 1987: Minutes for April 12, April 27, October 18 Folder 26: Temple Israel Youth Group: Activities and Correspondence undated list of Temple Israel Youth undated Guide for Temple Junior Youth Shul-In undated Junior Youth Group Manual undated Jewish College Bowl Questions undated Discussion of Youth Exchanges with Reform Congregations in France 1981: Booklet “Roots of Jewish Identity” (from Temple Sinai, Toronto 1982: List of Youth invited to attend weekend with youth of Temple Soleil, Mississauga 1983: October 28-29 Youth Week-end 1984: October 1 Miscellaneous Programs, Speeches, and other miscellaneous information - 2012 - ; (Located in Box 7) Miscellaneous Correspondence between brotherhood members and sisterhood members - 1968 - 1972 (Located in Box 7); Information related to Temple Israel's 40th Anniversary celebration: consisting of programs, reports, correspondence, speeches, commemorative calendar, financial spreadsheets, etc - 2006 (Located in Box 7); Holiday Siddur Manuscript (Pesach, Shavuot, Succot), prepared by Hal Burnham (Located in Box 7); Multimedia Box 1 - Video: See How We Grow: 40 Years at Temple Israel Revisited 1966 - 2006. **NEEDS TO BE REORGANIZED AND RELABELLED BY BOX #
Date
1967 - 2009
Fonds No.
C0011
History Biographical
Temple Israel Congregation was the first reform congregation in Ottawa. The founders were Bill Danson and Billy Danson, Myrna and Ernie Potechin, Irwin and Elaine Singer, Sam and Jean Bond and Madelyn Alexandor. All were relatively new to Ottawa. They met in the spring of 1966 and by November of that year, the group had a paid-up membership of seventeen families. Tenets of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations are followed. In March, 1967 the name Temple Israel was chosen and the first consecration service was held on October 28, 1967. Services were first held at the Histadrut Centre, then at the Montefiore Club with occasional large services at the Chateau Laurier or El Mirador Hotel. In September, 1971, the congregation had its first permanent home in the former B’nai Jacob Synagogue, 54 James Street. The building was renovated and used until October, 1972 when it was badly damaged by fire. After that, arrangements were made for services in the Montefiore Club, the Jewish Community Centre, 151 Chapel Street and the Unitarian Congregation. In 1975, Temple Israel held their High Holiday services in a newly designed synagogue building on Prince of Wales Drive. Rabbi David Powell served the congregation from the summer of 1967 until June 1972, and was followed by Rabbi Donald Gerber in 1975 who was present for the dedication of the new synagogue. Rabbi Sandford T. Marcus served from 1980 - 1986, Rabbi Donald Tam 1987, Irwin Tannenbaum from 1987 to 1995. Rabbi Steven Garten was appointed in 1995.
Notes
1. History of the congregation taken from “Shuls: a study of Canadian synagogue architecture: Ontario, 1979-1980" by Sheldon Levitt, Lynn Milstone and Sid Tenenbaum. 2. Bulletins received on a regular basis (with gaps). 3. Some letters in the miscellaneous correspondence between brotherhood members and sisterhood members - 1968 - 1972 (Located in Box 3) file do not indicate they are from Temple Israel, but were clipped with other correspondences that were from the congregation.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Israel Prasov (Prasow) Fonds

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Collection
Israel Prasov (Prasow) Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual material
Fonds No.
1156
Scope and Content
Consists of a memoriam card to Israel Prasov, died 1928, a eulogy for Eva Seltzer (Prasov's wife?) and correspondence to the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada indicating that copies were made and sent there.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Israel Prasov (Prasow) Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual material
Scope and Content
Consists of a memoriam card to Israel Prasov, died 1928, a eulogy for Eva Seltzer (Prasov's wife?) and correspondence to the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada indicating that copies were made and sent there.
Date
1928
Fonds No.
1156
Storage Location
7-5C, SC1
History Biographical
From a note in the file: "Israel Prasov, husband of Eva Sokolofski, father of Rose (Wainberg), Margaret (Silver) and Ella (Himel), who all moved to Toronto in the '30s and '40s...He was a friend of Emma Goldman."
Language
English; Yiddish
Acquisition Source
Sandy Cytrynbaum
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).

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Collection
YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0067
Scope and Content
Arbitration documents (1978). Membership list (1958). Correspondence (1956). Bulletins (1957-1990 with gaps). National Council of Synagogue Youth yearbook. Photograph (photocopy). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936-1964, with gaps). Invitations. Flyers. Clippings (1944-1988, with gaps).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Arbitration documents (1978). Membership list (1958). Correspondence (1956). Bulletins (1957-1990 with gaps). National Council of Synagogue Youth yearbook. Photograph (photocopy). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936-1964, with gaps). Invitations. Flyers. Clippings (1944-1988, with gaps).
Date
1936-1990.
Fonds No.
I0067
History Biographical
As a small Orthodox congregation, the Young Israel of Montreal got its start in 1924, using the United Talmud Torah Bialik school building on Jeanne Mance for services. There were several moves throughout the decades, as well as the establishment of a school. Associated with the international Young Israel Movement, the congregation split in the early 1940s but reunited several years later. The synagogue was incorporated in 1945. By 1949, their present building was constructed on Hillsdale as a community centre. The sanctuary was completed in 1954. The synagogue school merged with the Adath Israel school to form the Hebrew Academy in the 1960s. Due to shifting populations, the Young Israel presently accommodates Moroccan and Egyptian services and a Belzer Hasidim school; this has also led to the founding of Young Israel congregations in Chomedey and St. Laurent.
Notes
Mostly clippings and copies.
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Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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