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David Epstein.

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0049; OJA 1-563-027
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
March 8, 1930
Fonds No.
I0049
Item No.
OJA 1-563-027
Storage Location
vault
Creator
John Pours
Physical Condition
mounted on board.
Acquisition Source
Earl Maser
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Sam Epstein fonds

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Collection
Sam Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material; 12 photographs
Fonds No.
I0211
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a small collection of Hagaddot, two invitations, and a book of psalms printed in Poland in 1927. The fond also contains a family tree and anecdotes about the Epstein family as recalled by Joe Emerson.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sam Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material; 12 photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a small collection of Hagaddot, two invitations, and a book of psalms printed in Poland in 1927. The fond also contains a family tree and anecdotes about the Epstein family as recalled by Joe Emerson.
Date
1927 - 2007
Fonds No.
I0211
History Biographical
Samuel Abbey Epstein was born April 12th or 13th, 1920 in Ottawa. His parents, Shneer Zalman Epstein (known as Solomon to the secular world and Zalman to his family) and Sadie (Surah Zelda) Rosenfeld were married in 1900. Sam grew up on Clarence Street and Stewart Street in Sandy Hill. Later, he and his wife Eva lived on Besserer Street. Sam was a brother to Hynda Epstein Wiehl, Bertha Epstein Fink, Harry Epstein, Mike Emerson, Gabriel Epstein, Joe Emerson, Fanny Epstein Rachlin, Goldie Epstein (Sacksner) Nestor.
Notes
1. Family tree and anecdotes donated by Jerald Landau in April 1997. 2. Hagaddot and books donated by Sam and Eva Epstein in Jan. 1994. 3. Sam Epstein does not appear to be related to David Epstein who had a brother named Solomon. This Solomon was not Sam Epstein's father as they were from different parts of Europe. 4. Transferred the book entitled; "The Vanished World, Jewish Cities, Jewish People" published in New York 1947 by Raphael R. Abraovitch, Alexander Kahn and Sol Rifkin to Greenberg Families Library collection. It contains over 500 images of life in Poland before the second world war. 5. See Sam Epstein and Samuel D. Goldstein's notes to the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society about various hotels (including one owned by Sarah and Solomon Epstein) contained in the Carlsbad Springs Subject File.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Epstein fonds

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Fonds No.
I0049
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-0…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-01/02/03); Certificates from the JNF Tree Fund; Miscellaneous business records; A letter from Mayor Charlotte Whitten (November 29, 1954); A condolence book; A Jewish New Years card; Book of Ethics (in Yiddish); Last will and testament; Various newspaper clippings; Folder of textual records of his brother Soloman Epstein (including death certificate (d. 20 September 1953); Passports and application for non-immigrant visa - October 15, 1945; 2000/2001 graduate calendar from Carleton University; A scrapbook with newspaper clippings (1919-1957), 28 B&W photographs, a framed oil painting of David Epstein done in 1935 on masonite by artist Miriam [last name unknown]; A pin.
Date
1919 - 1998
Fonds No.
I0049
Conservation
Newspaper clipping entitled Loyal welcome voiced by member Jewish Community, May 16, 1939, was removed from a frame.
History Biographical
David Epstein was born in Keltz, Poland in 1884; one of seven children. He was married at the age of 20 to Rachel with whom he immigrated to Canada for both a better life and as a way to help his family financially. In Ottawa, David worked as a tailor’s apprentice. He soon opened his own tailor shop where Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier was a regular customer. His business grew and became successful as the Prime Minister encouraged the Privy Counselors to have Mr. Epstein look after their repairs and to order their suits from him. His success allowed him to invest in Ottawa real estate. He would purchase small houses and sell them at a reasonable profit. Those small profits increased and his many dealings made him an affluent person. David traveled extensively. By 1931, he had visited every American State, Cuba, and Mexico, and every Canadian Province. He spent winters in Florida each year. David was elected by the Ottawa City Council as a member of the Court of Revision relating to assessment appeals and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the County of Carleton by the Provincial Government. He was at one point considered for a seat in the Senate of Canada. David Epstein did not recieve formal schooling which motivated him to ensure that others were provided with the opportunity for continued study. Upon David’s death, on July 16, 1968, his will provided for the establishment of the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation, devoted to the Jewish charitable, religious and educational organizations, and also for Carleton University. The Epstein’s generosity is commemorated by a plaque in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and by the annual award of the Epstein Scholarships at Carleton University.
Acquisition Source
Earl Maser
Notes
1. Biographical information was obtained from a speech given by Hy Maser and from a program for the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships.
Related Material
Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds, Standing Committees, David and Rachel Epstein Foundation.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Justice of the Peace certificate for David Epstein.

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 certificate
Fonds No.
I0049; OJA 1-1008-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 certificate
Date
January 10,1936
Fonds No.
I0049
Item No.
OJA 1-1008-02
Related Material
Certificate is stored in Oversized Documents Box 5 within the special collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Justice of the Peace certificate for David Epstein.

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 certificate
Fonds No.
I0049; OJA 1-1008-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 certificate
Date
August 19, 1931
Fonds No.
I0049
Item No.
OJA 1-1008-03
Related Material
Certificate is stored in Oversized Documents Box 5 within the special collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Fanny Epstein in her wedding gown

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Collection
Sam Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0211; OJA 1-909
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sam Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
1937
Fonds No.
I0211
Item No.
OJA 1-909
Physical Condition
Faded with some marks on photograph
Notes
Fanny Epstein married Louis Rachlin
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Epstein's City of Ottawa Board of Trade certificate

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Fonds No.
I0049; OJA 1-1008-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Date
March, 1933
Fonds No.
I0049
Item No.
OJA 1-1008-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Epstein being sworn in as a member of the Court of Revision by city clerk N.H.H. Lett in the council chamber of City Hall, Ottawa.

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Fonds No.
I0049; OJA 1-563-011
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
January 30, 1930
Fonds No.
I0049
Item No.
OJA 1-563-011
Storage Location
Oversized Photograph Box 1
Acquisition Source
Earl Maser
Notes
David Epstein is thought to be the first member of the Jewish faith appointed to the Court of Revision of a Canadian Municipality.
Related Material
Scrapbook in this fonds contains a newspaper clipping regarding the ceremony.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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