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Sarah E. Fischer Collection

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Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Fonds No.
1017
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Date
1913-1975
Fonds No.
1017
Storage Location
4-5A
4-5B
History Biographical
Sarah Fischer was born in Paris, France, moved as a young girl to England, where she attended grade school. At the age of 13 she and her parents (1909) came to Canada and they settled in Montreal. In Montreal, Fischer was employed as a long distance operator during the day and at night took free singing lessons at the Monument Nationale. In 1917, Fischer won the Strathcona Award which enabled her to go to London, England on a three-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music. She left Montreal in 1919 and with a few interruptions spent the next 21 years of her life abroad. She sang in major opera houses in Europe, gave numerous radio recitals and concerts and achieved good reviews. She was considered a most lyrical soprano with a beautiful appearance and good acting ability. In 1940 she returned to Montreal. For the next 35 years, until she died on May 3, 1975, Fischer spent most of her time orgnanizing the Sarah Fischer Concerts where young musicians got a chance to appear in public and show their talent. Many prominent Canadian musicians got their start with these concerts.
Language
English
Related Material
Related photographs in the JPL Photograph Collection. Larger collection of Sarah Fischer housed at the Library and Archives of Canada.
Accession No.
00-004
Name Access
Fischer, Sarah E., 1896-1975
Subjects
Musicians
Places
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Nathan and Sarah Greenberg fonds

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Collection
Nathan and Sarah Greenberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 B&W photograph and 1 audio reel + written precis.
Fonds No.
I0179
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 B&W photograph of Nathan and Sarah Greenberg married at Billings Bridge Town Hall, March 20, 1920, and 1 audio reel with written precis.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Nathan and Sarah Greenberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 B&W photograph and 1 audio reel + written precis.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 B&W photograph of Nathan and Sarah Greenberg married at Billings Bridge Town Hall, March 20, 1920, and 1 audio reel with written precis.
Date
1920
Fonds No.
I0179
History Biographical
Nathan Greenberg emigrated to Canada from Russia in 1906 with his grandparents, the Genchers. His father had passed away and his mother remained in Europe. He was sponsored and then adopted by his aunt and uncle, Isaac and Sarah Greenberg, who arranged for Nathan to join them in the Billings Bridge area. It was there that they farmed land adjacent to the Billings Estate. Sarah Greenberg emigrated to Canada with her parents in 1900. They settled in an outlying township, now part of the City of Ottawa. Upon arrival in Canada, Sarah’s family soon established a market garden and mixed farming in Gloucester township. A few years later, Sarah’s parents decided to move west and settled in Los Angeles. Sarah Greenberg returned to Canada a few years later to attend the wedding of Sarah and Jack Pollock. It was at the wedding that she met Nathan Greenberg. Shortly thereafter, Nathan and Sarah were married and settled in Billings Bridge where Nathan established a market garden of his own. With Sarah at his side, Nathan soon became known throughout the area for the quality of his produce. When it was no longer possible for Nathan to continue in gardening, he remained in the food business with wholesalers in the area. Nathan Greenberg was the last Jewish farmer to leave Billings Bridge. Nathan and Sarah Greenberg were lifelong members of Beth Shalom Synagogue on Rideau Street. Nathan sang in the choir and assisted in the preparation of the after-service breakfasts and coffee. Both were regarded as generous individuals who always had time and money for those less fortunate. Nathan frequently lent his name as a sponsor of several individuals who escaped the Holocaust so that they could gain entry to Canada. Nathan Greenberg passed away in November, 1983 while Sarah survived him until her passing in August 1984. Nathan and Sarah Greenberg had two children - Gertrude Budovitch who resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Irving Greenberg of Ottawa.
Notes
1. Biographical information taken from the article Fund established in memory of Sarah and Nathan Greenberg, The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, November 28, 1986.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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MINDES, Sarah : Diaries, notes about literature, family photographs.

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Collection
MINDES, Sarah : Diaries, notes about literature, family photographs.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 electronic images. - 0.4 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0238
Scope and Content
Sarah Mindes' 21 diaries and 91 notebooks about literature. 4 issues of the Yiddish journal "The Future (Tzukunft)". 8 Mindes family photos as greyscale tiffs. Two electronic documents; one being the biography daughter Evelyn Shapiro wrote to her grandaughter, Sarah on her 10th birthday, and the ot…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
MINDES, Sarah : Diaries, notes about literature, family photographs.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
8 electronic images. - 0.4 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Sarah Mindes' 21 diaries and 91 notebooks about literature. 4 issues of the Yiddish journal "The Future (Tzukunft)". 8 Mindes family photos as greyscale tiffs. Two electronic documents; one being the biography daughter Evelyn Shapiro wrote to her grandaughter, Sarah on her 10th birthday, and the other a speech by Evelyn Shapiro containing with a mention she made of her mother in a health care presentation, referencing Mrs. Mindes' activities on behalf of furthering access to health care before the advent of Medicare.
Date
[1920-2009].
Fonds No.
P0238
History Biographical
Sarah Mindes (nee Bernstein) was born in Sheta, Lithuania in 1904. She married David Mindes, a fellow graduate of the Jewish Teachers College in Kaunas, Lithuania and both of them taught school in a small town called Malat for several years where their daughter, Evelyn, was born. The family emigrated to Canada in 1930 and settled in Montreal, while David went to Winnipeg to fulfil a 2-year contract he had made to teach in one of its Yiddish schools before returning to Montreal. In the meantime, Sarah worked in a dress factory as a sewing-machine operator. In 1941, David and Sarah opened a grocery store on Park Ave. in Montreal until they retired. Sarah Mindes began keeping a diary at the age of 15 and did so until she died at age 71, in 1975. Her early entries were written in Russian and Hebrew but soon thereafter she changed to Yiddish. She was an avid reader, an avid notetaker, an active attender at lectures and Montreal's reading circles, and an active participant in giving lectures to a variety of groups. In 1974, one year before she died, she was honoured at a formal dinner, and with a plaque for her contribution to Yiddish culture by the Montreal Chapter of the Yikuf, by the Mendele and Sholem Aleichem Layen Krisens and by the Montreal Culture and Reading Circles. (Source: Evelyn Shapiro)
Custodial History
8 family photos scanned by Carole Ouellette as greyscale tiffs were received by email Oct 4, 2010 in advance of the papers. Also in advance of mailing the box containing her mother's notes and diaries, Evelyn Shapiro sent by email attachment two documents authored by her. Evelyn Shapiro died in 2010, shortly after this collection was received.
Notes
P10/16.Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew and English.Jewish/Yiddish culture. Family life in Montreal. The Mindes family owned a grocery store on Park Avenue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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Ottawa Torah Institute Yeshiva High School/Machon Sarah High School for Girls fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Torah Institute Yeshiva High School/Machon Sarah High School for Girls fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 files, 2 artifacts
Fonds No.
E0008
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of fund raising events, Machon Sarah High School for Girls Student Handbook, 1997, June 2000 Graduation Excerises and The Adina Ben - Porat Memorial Lecture, February, 2005, 2009. Student submissions, English, 1993-1994. Fonds also includes two trophies, one Rabbi Visroel…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Torah Institute Yeshiva High School/Machon Sarah High School for Girls fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 files, 2 artifacts
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of fund raising events, Machon Sarah High School for Girls Student Handbook, 1997, June 2000 Graduation Excerises and The Adina Ben - Porat Memorial Lecture, February, 2005, 2009. Student submissions, English, 1993-1994. Fonds also includes two trophies, one Rabbi Visroel Salanter Award, 1988-1992 for Grade Nine and the Rabbi Zissel Award, l988-l992 for Grade Ten (donated in 1998 when OTI moved from 151 Chapel Street). An illustrated youth Haggadah supported by the OTI with an inner page discussing the OTI and their mandate - 1988. Donated Spring, 2013;
Date
1993-2009
Fonds No.
E0008
History Biographical
The Ottawa Torah Institute (OTI) is the Ottawa Jewish community high school for boys providing advanced studies in Tanakh, Talmud and Halakha as well as the full Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum for Grades 9 to 12. Founded in 1982, it was Ottawa’s first full-time Jewish high school. In 2001, the Fraser Institute of Canada ranked OTI as the number one high school in the Province of Ontario. The yeshiva is headed by the Israel born HaRav Eliezer Ben-Porat, shlita, who holds several rabbinical ordinations and has authored a number of Hebraic books and articles. He was a commander in the Israel Defence Forces during the Yom Kippur War. The assistant Judaic Principal is Rabbi Dovid Boruch Clinton. Machon Sarah High School was established in 1990, in honour of Sarah Schenirer who pioneered higher Jewish education for young women. It operates at a separate campus while sharing OTI’s teaching staff. Based on the model of the Bais Yaakov schools, the curriculum provides an in depth study of Humash, Navi, Hebrew, Jewish history, laws and customs, coupled with the Grades 9-12 curriculum of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Notes
1. Trophies sent to Storage, 2005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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