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Family Histories

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Collection
Reference Collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Printed documents in various formats
Fonds No.
R0001
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of submitted family histories from individuals in the community that are not part of a larger fonds. Arranged alphabetically by family name: Family Name, Submitted by, Date submitted: Sadinsky Family, Ian Sadinsky, June 2011 Schmelzer Family, Sol Shmelzer, June 2009 Zaslavsky (Sas…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Reference Collection
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Printed documents in various formats
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of submitted family histories from individuals in the community that are not part of a larger fonds. Arranged alphabetically by family name: Family Name, Submitted by, Date submitted: Sadinsky Family, Ian Sadinsky, June 2011 Schmelzer Family, Sol Shmelzer, June 2009 Zaslavsky (Saslove) Family, Fred Ballon, July 2011
Date
2009-2011
Fonds No.
R0001
Access Restriction
Out of Uman - not for publication; personal research only
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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FRANKS FAMILY

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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
1649-1800
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Pre-1900/ Early American and Canadian Jewish families. Remarks: Information from the former Public Archives of Canada (LAC). File characteristics: Photocopies. Relates to material outside Montreal.
Name Access
FRANKS FAMILY
Subjects
FRANKS Family
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Cardash Family Fonds

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Collection
Cardash Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
Photographs, textual material, 1 artifact, 2 books
Fonds No.
I0040
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a large number of photographs; Moe Cardash's diploma from a fur designing, fitting and grading course in New York City, April 1948; A fur catalogue book made for the tailoring and furrier store; Envelope, containg postcards from people writing to thank Moe for his fur creations…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Cardash Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
Photographs, textual material, 1 artifact, 2 books
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a large number of photographs; Moe Cardash's diploma from a fur designing, fitting and grading course in New York City, April 1948; A fur catalogue book made for the tailoring and furrier store; Envelope, containg postcards from people writing to thank Moe for his fur creations; A folder of photos of Moe's various fur creations as well as his vendor stall set-up's that were once contained in the fur catalogue book also in the collection. They were removed and stored seperately to prevent further damage to the photos; Moses Cardash's Pocket Address Book; A folder of photographs of Bess Cardash's plays being acted out by Jewish Sunday School children; A newspaper article showing Bess Cardash and her fellow actors (see 1-1168); A file of Bess Cardash's plays, scripts and writings; A file with Moe Cardash's diploma from a Retail Selling course from Algonquin College - 1968, Moe's C.V - undated, an article written on Moe from the Perley Health Care Foundation where Moe spent his last years - 2010; Miscellaneous: Advertisements for Cardash Creation Furs, Littman Cardash's business card from 358 Rideau, A City of Ottawa pass for Moses Cardash - 1992, A vendor's permit for L. Cardash Furs - 1963, An application for a vendor's permit - 1963, An article from the L'Chayim newspaper on Moses Bilsky, A vendor's permit - 1981, Two pamphlets on Cardash Creation Furs and their wares for sale, A sales Tax License - 1959, A magazine photo showing two R.C.A.F. events, Bess (Bessie) Cardash's Upper School Examination report card along with a letter from the Civil Service Commission complying with Bessie's request for the report card which she sent to them along with an application for the position of Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pensions and National Health - 1940, a blueprint of the Friel Street row houses (with the Cardash family home at 226 Friel) - 1964, Two sheets of L. Cardash Tailor and Furrier stationary (one has a notation that Bess wrote their motto at the bottom of the page, "A Cardash creation is a capital creation", a letter of reference from the Bank of Nova Scotia to the United States Consul introducing Moses Cardash as a successful merchant and a man of good standing and should be eligible for a Visa to remain in the US for a few months in order to take a fur design class in New York - 1946, A Jewish War Veteran of Canada membership card for Moe Cardash - 2007/2008; An envelope of colour photos from an early morning Minyan group from Beth Shalom synagogue. Some of the figures can be seen wearing "Irving Rivers" aprons with slogans on them (unscanned); An envelope of colour photos from an early morning Minyan group from Beth Shalom along with Moe's and Issie Rose's Birthday party with the group. Moe was turning 83 which makes this 2006. Envelope includes a CD and negatives - 2006; An envelope of various photos (unscanned). Includes two photos of Rabbi Bulka in Israel posing with Moe Cardash; An envelope of various photos of Moe and the Veterans Association (unscanned). A book called Personal Policy Making: Canada's role in the adoption of the Palestine partition resolution - 2002; A book called Secret Societies and Resistant Movements in the Fertile Crescent 1875-1920 - 1994; Funeral Memorial Gestbooks for both Cayla and Littman Cardash. 3 photo albums; A folder containing various envelopes of photographs of the Cardash Family - 1960's -60 colour photographs, Cardash Family, Littman, Cayla (Greenberg), Lillian Cardash , Bess Cardash (Lewis), Phillip Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Marshall Lewis, Zev Lewis, Moe Cardash, Yehuda (Eddie) Cardash – 1960-1966; - Photographs, 25 Colour and B/W Photos, Cardash Family; -19 colour photographs, Cardash Family, Cayla (Greenberg), Marshal Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Zev lewis, Bess Cardash (Greenberg), Phillip Lewis, Eddie (Yehuda) Cardash – 1960’s; -7 Colour Photographs, negatives Demolishion of Cardash Home; -38 Colour Photographs, Moe Cardash, Bess Lewis, Phillip Lewis, Littman Cardash; -28 Colour and B/W photographs, Littman and Cayla Wedding, Cayla (Greenberg), Littman Cardash, Bess Lewis (Cardash), Phillip Lewis, Bruce Lewis, Zev Lewis, Marshall Lewis;
Date
1940-2010
Fonds No.
I0040
History Biographical
Littman Cardash and Cayla Greenberg came to Canada from Russia. They had four children together; Bess (Bessie) Cardash (m. Phillip Lewis), Lillian (Lily) Cardash, Rabbi Yehuda Cardash and Moses (Moe) Cardash, (children not listed in order of birth). Cayla came from Soviet Russia and eventually sponsored her sister Niome (also appeas as Norma/Naomi) Greenberg to join her here in 1927. Cayla Cardash passed away in 1972. Moe was born on February 18, 1923 in Ottawa. When WWII broke out he enlisted and became an instrument mechanic for the RCAF. Upon his return obtained his diploma from the American-Mitchell Sol Vogel Designing School in New York. he graduated in April 1948 then returned to Ottawa were he began working as a furrier and tailor. He opened a shop at 390 Dalhousie Street and then later moved to 358 Rideau Street. Moe was very well known for his artistic works in fur, and would create elaborate designs and wall hangings. Moe never married or had children. Bess was born in Russia prior to the family's immigration. She was well known for her theater work and play writing. She directed several plays with the Ottawa Jewish Sunday School children. Lily eventually moved to Washington, D.C.
Notes
1. The following is a transcript from an interview Moses Cardash did with a veteran's website called The Memory Project in 2011 - http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/2207:moses-cardash/ "My father was in the First World War and he was in the Russian Army. He was a prisoner in Germany and he came all the way back to Russia, to his hometown. And my sister was born in Russia, Bessie. And the Russians came into the town, you know, the Red Bolsheviks, you know. And they came in, they saw my father with his boots and he took up the tailor trade and he wore a nice [indicating suit]. They said, “Are you with us or against us?” And my father was there with the guns, you know, says “I’m with you.” So he says, “Alright, take your jacket off and take off your boots.” And the guy put them on and he [Moses' father] says, “But I’m with you.” But the other guy says, “I’m here longer than you are, I needed a pair of shoes, boots.” And I liked the [Royal Canadian] Air Force because I knew the air force procedure. I liked the uniform, I liked the outfit they used to come in in the morning, they had a parade there. Everybody was in uniform. Some of my friends were joining up. And I went down on Queen Street [in Ottawa], they had the recruitment. It was a nice little building that just made on Queen Street and you come in there and the doctor would examine you and give you an eye test and he’d check your eyes. He says, go down to the exhibition on Bank Street and the army was there. And you walk in there and there was, like the cattle used to be there before, you know what I mean, and there was a place where you sat down but when you went to the RCAF recruiting centre, it was all modern. There was a general from the first contingent and they needed men and he says, “What do you see?” I said, “I see the big E blurred.” He says, “Take your glasses off, what do you see?” I said, “I don’t see anything.” He says, “Put your glasses on and read the article.” And I read the last line, “Made in Canada,” yeah. He says, “Your eyesight is good, report Monday morning” – this was on a Friday – “report Monday morning at the Ottawa station, you’re going to Toronto, you’re going into the army.” Listen, I ate, it was strictly kosher when I came from this. It was the first time I was ever away from home. When I went to the Jackson building, that was the first time I had toast and coffee and I used to eat in the morning. I used to go downstairs and get the breakfast for the girls." 2. Moe's obituary: "Peacefully at Perley & Rideau Veteran's Centre, on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at the age of 89. Beloved brother of Bessie C. Lewis (Phillip), Lillian Cardash and the late Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cardash (Esther). Loving son of the late Littman and Kayla Cardash. Devoted uncle of Marshall, Bruce and Zev Lewis and Aaron, Berish and Dina Cardash. Loyal and caring friend of Martin (Moishe Avraham) Vaillancourt. A Graveside Service will be held at the Jewish Memorial Gardens, 2692 Bank Street, Ottawa on Friday, November 9th at 1 p.m. Shiva to be observed at 44-450 Daly Ave. from Sunday to Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. Moe was a dedicated and proud member of Beth Shalom Congregation." 3. The Cardash, Kardish and Cardish families are all related, and stems from brothers immigrating at different times and receiving different spellings of their last names upon arrival. Yehuda was also known as Eddie Cardash.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Edelson Family fonds

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Collection
Edelson Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
I0061
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Edelson's Jewellers memorabilia including a poster presented by The Ottawa Citizen newspaper in recognition of Edelson's Jewellers being a long standing member of the Ottawa community, printed [1986?] (see 2-316); ring sizer; Alice Edelson Hadassah memberships; Hadassah certificat…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Edelson Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Edelson's Jewellers memorabilia including a poster presented by The Ottawa Citizen newspaper in recognition of Edelson's Jewellers being a long standing member of the Ottawa community, printed [1986?] (see 2-316); ring sizer; Alice Edelson Hadassah memberships; Hadassah certificates; 1988 offprint about Edelson’s Jewellers; Dina Edelson’s tennis racquet; Certificate of Membership of B'nai B'rith for Eli Edelson dated 1962, Pioneer Women certificate "Kanot builder" issued in memory of Ida Naomi Coblentz and Samuel Levis by Coblentz family ca. 1950; Jack Edelson Catering Hat; State of Israel Bonds hat made by Alice Edelson. Box 1: Edelson Jewelry, Jack Edelson Catering, Edelson Family Alice Edelson Hadassah Wizo Brooch; Jack Edelson Catering Company, Packet of Matches; Joel and Sharon Wolff, Wedding Photograph – 1964; Maccabi Festival, Johannesburg Pin – 1965; Photograph: Dina Edelson, Book Fair – 1969; Photographs: Dina’s Dog Bijou, Dina Edelson, Benjamin Edelson – 1980-1980; Photographs: Jack Edelson Catering, Donna Kalin, Louis, Barbara Fine, Jackie Margoleses, Harold Feldman – 1981-1999; Edelson Jewelry: Receipts – 1950-1951; Edelson Jewelry: Wedding Invitation, Sisterhood Membership Card, Envelop – 1952, 1959; Edelson Jewelry: Correspondence – 1954-1986; Edelson Jewelry: Certificated from Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada for Ben and Alice Edelson Anniversary – 1972; Edelson Jewelry: News Clippings – 1974-1994; Edelson Jewelry: Memorabilia, Business Cards and Store Bag; Edelson Jewelry: Memorabilia, Letter Heads and receipts; Edelson Jewelry: News Article about Monda Halpern’s Book “Alice in Shanehland” – June 9, 2015; Jack Edelson Catering: Correspondence, Thank you notes – 1964-1997; Jack Edelson Catering: Ottawa Citizen Article, Kosher Controversy – July 26, 1995; Jack Edelson Catering: Yom Tov Foods flyers and Menus – 2000; Jack Edelson Catering: Menus and Pamphlets – 2005; Jack Edelson Catering: Jack Edelson Interview – 2010; Jack Edelson Catering: Letterhead and Blank Contracts; Edelson Family: Sharon Wolff Newspaper Clippings, Athlete of the year – 1956; Edelson Family: Eli Edelson and Helen Wiseman Certificates, Original wedding Certificate – 1956-1962; Edelson Family: Sharon Wolff, Baseball Photographs – 1962; Edelson Family: Elihu Edelson – 1972-1985; Edelson Family: Advertising, Financial Receipts – 2005; Edelson Family: Family Tree – 2009; Edelson Family: Sam Edelson – 2009; Edelson Family: Lurie- Coblentz Yiddish Letters Book: Alice in Shandehland; Scandal and Scorn in the Edelson Horowitz Murder Case, by Monda Halpern, 2015.
Date
1950-2015
Fonds No.
I0061
History Biographical
Benjamin (Ben) Simon Edelson (b. March 27, 1889 - d. October 12, 1988) and his wife Alice Coblentz (b. October 15, 1891, Lithuania - d. December 28, 1972, Ottawa) first visited Ottawa from Montreal in 1920 and soon after decided to move to the city. They had relocated from New York City to Montreal in 1906 and were married in 1912. Ben was a watchmaker and opened a Jewelry shop in Ottawa. Edelson's jewelry shop was first located at 588 Sussex Street, then 24 Rideau Street and finally 379 Dalhousie Street. Ben and Alice had seven children: Samuel (b. December 7, 1913 - d. October 15, 2004), Dina (b. July 27, 1915 - d. died on October 24, 2010), Lillian (Kaztnelson) (b. January 27, 1917), Vivian (Caplan) (b. July 27, 1919 - d. March 16, 2012), Jack (b. March 21, 1924), Joyce (Aiken) (b. June 13, 1926), and Elihu (b. June 14, 1927). In 1931 the family became engulfed in controversy as Benjamin was charged with the murder of fellow jeweler, Jack Horowitz. Ben had been aware that for some time Alice and Jack had been carrying on an affair, then an anonymous phone call prompted a confrontation in Edelson’s store in which Jack was fatally wounded by a gunb shot to the abdomen. Ben was acquitted of the charges and the whole affair was rarely spoken of again. The incident received much attention in the media of the day but subsequently was subject to "collective forgetting" by Ottawa's Jewish Community. The case became the subject of Monda Halpern’s book “Alice and Shanehland” published in June 2015. Alice Edelson was a member of the Agudath Israel Sisterhood and an active participant in Hadassah- Wizo Canada. Alice was active in the State of Israel Bonds campaign during the late 1950's and 1960's. She organized a special Bar Mitzvah Year celebration in 1961 for the Ottawa Committee in which girls and boys were encouraged to invest money they received to be invested in State of Israel Bonds. Alice was also a registered shareholder with the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, Cancer Research Foundation. Alice died on December 28, 1972 at the age of 81. The eldest of the Edelson children, Samuel, married Rose Manheim (b. December 25, 1916 - d. February 21, 2005) on March 26, 1938. Sam and Rose had three children; Elihu Philip (b. March 6, 1939), Joel Norman (b. February 4, 1941), Michael David (b. November 16, 1949). Samuel was a member of the Camera Club of Ottawa from 1940-1947. Their son Michael is high profile a criminal defense attorney in Ottawa and works at the firm of Edelson, Clifford, d’Angelo. Ben’s daughter Dina took over the Jewelry business in 1967. Edelson’s were in business for 83 years. Dina was a keen tennis player, winning a 1949 Championship at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club. She was also well known for her dogs, at one time owning the 1979 Canadian Champion Pomroth Edelson Diamond. Dina was a vocal opponent of the drive to construct the Rideau Centre and glass covered bus mall throughout the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Dina never married and had no children. Lillian Edelson married Dr. Harry Katznelson (b. November 7, 1917 - d. February 10, 1965) on March 26, 1938. They had one child, Carla Jan Katznelson (b. September 14, 1943). Vivian married Donald Peter Caplan (b. September 23, 1917 - d. November 26, 2007) on October 3, 1941. Vivian and Donald had two children; Jean Ruth (b. January 12, 1944) and Susan Paula (June 30, 1946). Jack Edelson graduated from the Ottawa Technical Institute Secondary School. Jack joined the Air Force at the age of 19 and served in World War II. After the war Jack owned and operated Jack Edelson Catering which served both the Jewish and non-Jewish community. Yom Tov Catering was operated by Jack under his catering company to cater kosher events. In 1995 Jack’s catering company faced controversy after non-kosher food was served at a kosher event; this resulted in a brief suspension by the Vaad Ha’ir. Jack married Freda Davis (b. August 20, 1926 - d. October 16, 1976) on December 25, 1949. Jack and Freda had one daughter, Natalie Dana (b. May 9, 1990). After Freda’s death, Jack married Annette Davis (b. July 6, 1938) on August 11, 1984. Joyce Edelson married Hank Aiken on October 19, 1947. The youngest Edelson child, Elihu, graduated from Ottawa Technical High School majoring in drafting. Elihu worked at Rideau Aluminum before opening up his own workshop. Elihu married Helen Wiseman (b. July 5, 1937) on October 7, 1956. Elihu and Helen’s marriage was the first to be performed in the new Congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue. After closing his workshop, Elihu became a Real Estate agent working first for Rhodes Real Estate and then for Harry Froman Real Estate. From 1973 until his retirement in 1985, Elihu worked for the National Capital Commission.
Acquisition Source
Sharon Edelson; Shirley Berman
Notes
1. Yiddish letters photocopied for translation by Miriam Paghis.
Related Material
Saros Ltd fonds
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
State of Israel Bonds fonds
Jack Edelson Catering fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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PFEIFFER Family : Documents.

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Collection
PFEIFFER Family : Documents.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0269
Scope and Content
Album of water-colour paintings relating to Julius Pfeiffer's interment at Ile aux Noix in 1939; 15 small painted scenes of camp life. The identity of the artist is not known. The album includes an newspaper clipping (loose) showing an aerial view of the internment camp on the Isle of Man. Three Na…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
PFEIFFER Family : Documents.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Album of water-colour paintings relating to Julius Pfeiffer's interment at Ile aux Noix in 1939; 15 small painted scenes of camp life. The identity of the artist is not known. The album includes an newspaper clipping (loose) showing an aerial view of the internment camp on the Isle of Man. Three National Jewish Youth Conference folders for student meetings in 1962 and 1964, dating from Sydney Pfeiffer's participation as a representative of Pirchei Agudath Israel. The booklets include lists of the groups which participated, agendas for the events, and ephemera. Typed memoir written by Sydney Pfeiffer's mother for her relatives and later annotated by him, detailing how the family survived during World War II (43 pages, printed from an electronic document).
Date
1939-ca. 2015.
Fonds No.
P0269
History Biographical
Julius Pfeiffer was sent from England and interned in Ile-aux-Noix in 1939. His wife and first two sons followed him to Canada when the war ended. Son Sydney Pfeiffer was later born in Montreal. This collection relates to material about the internment experience received from Julius Pfeiffer in 1991 (P91/04) Sydney Pfeiffer (M. Comm., LL.B., CPA, CA) was an Outremont city councilor, and there is a file of newsclippings about him in the CJC Documentaiton collection series ZB.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P19/05.General note: Rare views of internment camp.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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Jean Naemark Family fonds

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Collection
Jean Naemark Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual, Photographs
Fonds No.
I0121
Scope and Content
fonds consists of: Newspaper Clipping, ‘My Karsh Photograph’, The Ottawa Journal, October 30th 1971. Article written by Norman Levine. Bundle of 1 Envelope of Photographs, 4 greeting cards, 1 Baby Portrait, and loose pictures. Envelope of b/w photographs and Postcards, 8 photos, cousin Sophia, …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jean Naemark Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual, Photographs
Scope and Content
fonds consists of: Newspaper Clipping, ‘My Karsh Photograph’, The Ottawa Journal, October 30th 1971. Article written by Norman Levine. Bundle of 1 Envelope of Photographs, 4 greeting cards, 1 Baby Portrait, and loose pictures. Envelope of b/w photographs and Postcards, 8 photos, cousin Sophia, Sunnybrook hospital Toronto, Various unidentified individuals 42 loose colour photographs, Zara Sace, bryden Saxe, Emily and Laura [macwhiter], various unidentified individuals, 2010 Card addressed to Aunt Jean from Jen, Rob, Bryden, Zara Saxe. Dated 2010 Mother’s Day card from Andrea, Stuart, Shawn, Erin, Emily. Dates unknown Valentine’s Day card from Leonard and Ben. Date unknown. Baby Portrait. Possibly of Zara Saxe. Bundle of 3 Envelopes of Photographic Documents Envelope of Negatives, 66 negatives, unknown individuals. Envelope of B/W photographs, 45 Photographs, Luddy, Beatrice Wynne Lucau, LeahLarartau, Jean, Ed, Various unidentified individuals. [1946-1948] Envelope of B/W photographs, 40 photographs, Unidentified Individuals, [1945] Bundle of 3 Envelopes of Photographic Documents Envelope of B/W photographs, 76 photographs, Hank, Eva, Mary, Sabrina, Jack Clavier, Freida Clavier, Jean, Bella Zelicovitz, Eddie, sketch drawn by Paul, Rebecca, Minnie, Chana [1942-1949] Envelope of B/W photographs, 49 photographs, Barbara Byford, Esther Rosenber, Corinne, Ed, George K. Dave Clavier, Harry Tanzer, Berky, Minnie Clavier, Jack Clavier [1944-1947] Envelope of B/W photographs, 43 photographs, Jen, Sam, Al, Marg, Nurse Naemark, Lanyion, Dave Clavier [1940] Bag of 5 envelopes of Photographs Envelope of B/W photographs, 54 photographs, Nancy Fisher, Danny Hacken, Jon Eaton, Gordon Stewart, Jobe Cohen, Bunty, Louis, Marie, George, J. Hugent, B. Gifford [1943] *also contains letter dated September 25th 1943 to Mr. Woolf Envelope of B/W photographs, 58 photographs, Ruth Anne Lucau, Mary Lynch, Curly Robinson Envelope of B/W photographs, 72 photographs, Gordon Stewart, John Duxbury, Jack Owens, Bill Hodds, Boney Fisher, Caroline Toch, Ken, John, Carey Pern, Helen, Fligh Hatfield, Brandon, Bess Envelope of B/W photographs, 106 photographs, Bume Ewen, April Jauson, Pam Hieholas, Boney Fisher, Eileen Geldhart, Douglas Ward, Lily Belle, Jed Owens, Bill Hodds Envelope of B/W photographs, 36 photographs, Alan E. Lynch, London Underground Transit Map (1943), Brown Postage Envelope addressed to Sylvia Kershman: Genealogy chart of the Dover Family B/W photograph of John Dover’s 80th Birthday at Chateau Laurier. Label containing names attached. B/W Torontow and Dover Family picture, Chateau Laurier 1949, Label Attached with names. Copy and Original B/W picture of Chateau Laurier 1949. Copy and Original B/W picture of Jean Naemark’s Great-Grandparents. Shneir Zolman Soloman, Eudasha Kaidensky. Handwritten description of relationship on back. B/W photograph of Torontow Family, Attached Label, 1923 B/W photograph, 1935 Copy of Sylvia Kershman’s interview of Jean Torontow Naemark. December 2006. Textual Document, Ottawa Public Schools Certificate of Honour, Awarded to Jennie Torontow, 1931 Textual Document, Day Planner, 1945 Event Menu, Royal Air Force Christmas Dinner, 1944 Photograph, date unknown, Textual Document, Address Book of M. Naemark, Contains Addresses and Memos Letter, Unemployment Insurance Commission, 1972, Thank you letter addressed to Max Naemark from David Steele Envelope of Sepia photographs, 9 Photographs, Various unidentified individuals B/W photograph, Torontow Family Passover 2 Sepia Photographs, Various Unidentified Individuals, Duplicate copies B/W Photograph, Family Portrait, possibly Torontow Family Portrait folder with B/W photograph, 1 photograph, unidentified individual, portrait taken by Thomas Studio Ottawa Portrait folder with B/W photograph, 1 photograph, unidentified individuals, portrait taken by Thomas Studio Ottawa Envelope, Jean Naemark Toronto Family Tree, List of names with relative’s marked and short biographies attached Black and White Photograph, Federal Catalog System NATO Indoctrination Course, Sept-Oct 1959, various unidentified individuals, United States Air Force stamp Black and White Photograph, unidentified woman, reproduction, 2 copies Black and White Photograph, Jean and Max Naemark, reproduction B/W Photograph, Jean and Mac Naemark, photocopy Black and White Photograph, Jean Naemark, Mark Naemark, unidentified individuals Envelope of various material: Donation Certificate, Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada, 2000, donation by Jean Naemark in memory of Husband Mark Naemark Sepia Photograph, Jean Naemark, various unidentified individuals Newspaper Clipping, Jean Torontow Becomes Bride, The Ottawa Citizen, Picture of Max and Jean Naemark Newspaper Clipping, Jean Torontow Becomes Bride, The Ottawa Citizen, Picture of max and Jean Naemark, photocopy Photocopied B/W photograph, Jean (Torontow) Naemark and Max Naemark Portrait Folder, 1 B/W photograph, Various Unidentified Individuals, Possibly Torontow Family Portrait Folder, 1 B/W photograph, various unidentified individuals, possibly Torontow family 1 Colour photograph, unidentified individuals, Studio von Dulong 1 Colour Photograph, unidentified individual, Studio von Dulong, Wedding picture 1 Colour Photograph, unidentified individuals, taken by Studio von Dulong, wedding picture Newspaper, Jean Torontow Becomes Bride, the Ottawa Citizen, April 26 1950 Newspaper, Diamond Anniversary, The Ottawa Citizen, 1966, Small personal about Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Torontow celebrating their 60th Anniversary with Accompanying picture Newspaper, A First Birthday, The Ottawa Citizen, 1966, Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Torontow celebrating the first anniversary of Hillel Lodge with President J.C Horwitz Newspaper Clipping, Music Truly has charms, The Ottawa Citizen, unidentified individual Bulletin, the Beth Shalom Bulletin, 1965, Group photograph with Joseph Torontow Newspaper Clipping, Golden Age Club Celebrities, the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, 1962 Envelope with Various letters” Letter, Ottawa Modern Jewish School, 1965 3 Blank Cheques, Article, The Ottawa Modern Jewish School, Ten Years an Ottawa Institution, by A. Andras Colour Photograph, family portrait, unidentified individuals Black and White Photograph, various unidentified individuals Black and White Photograph, Torontow and Dover family couples Black and White Photograph, Torontow and Dover family couples Black and White Photograph, various unidentified individuals Colour photograph, Jean Naemark, unidentified individual Black and White Photograph, Jean Naemark, Sadie Kronick, Taken at Heney Park Business card, S. Flax House Furnishers, Upholsterers, Manufacturers, Zena Rechtman, addressed to Lillian, Hill Top Forest Road Oransezicht Black and White Photograph, jean Naemark, unidentified individual, June 1942 Colour Photograph, various unidentified individuals, party/event celebration Colour Photograph, wedding Portrait, Unidentified individuals, taken by Studio Von Dulong
Date
1942-2015
Fonds No.
I0121
Storage Location
workroom
History Biographical
The Torontow Family came to Ottawa from Russia in 1898 with their ten children: Joe, Harry, Saul, Mike, Sam, Louis, Ann, Sara, Moses, and Jack. All of the Torontow children remained in Ottawa with the exception of Jack who moved first to Detroit before settling in England. The family settled first in Montreal before settling in Ottawa. Moses Torontow became a fruit peddler. Joe Torontow operated a tinsmith and hardware store at the corner of Clarence and Dalhousie Streets. A number of brothers opened fruit stores on Dalhousie Street close to Joe’s hardware store. During a bout of depression in the late 1930’s, Saul Torontow committed suicide. Moses Torontow (b.1898) married Chenya Witen (b.1900) in February 1919. She had come to Canada from Russia with two of her siblings; Nathan Witen and Chava Steinman (Chava Witen). She volunteered with organizations such as; Hadassah and Murray Street Shule. In 1935 Moses was badly injured in an automobile accident and was hospitalized for two years with a broken pelvis, a broken leg, and internal injuries. Moses and Chenya Tornotow had five children; Henry (Hank), Eddie, Jean, Leah, and Ralph. All the children attended York Street Public School. Henry Torontow and Eddie Torontow went to Ottawa Technical High School; Jean went to Lisgar Collegiate, and Carleton College, Leah and Ralph went to Commerce High School. In the depression of the 1930’s Henry (Hank) Torontow quit school in order to work and became the family’s main breadwinner. He was a long time mentor to young boys and kept the Jewish 39th Scout company operating for over twenty years. This troop is now named in his honour. Henry Torontow married Bea (maiden name unknown) and had two children; Gerry Torontow and Allan Torontow. Eddie Torontow served in the Royal Canadian Navy during war time. He married Pearl (maiden name unknown) and had three children; Brenda Torontow, Barbara Torontow, and Murray Torontow. He was discharged from the Royal Canadian Navy after wartime and volunteered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind when Pearl was declared legally blind. Leah Torontow was active in the Ottawa Civil Service Recreational Association in bowling, basketball, baseball, skating, and bike riding. At the age of 16 she volunteered to read to children at the General Hospital. She served as a cashier in the Civic Hospital cafeteria for 25 years. When Hillel Lodge was built in the West End, she moved from downtown in order to be closer to Hillel Lodge where she volunteered. Leah never married. Ralph Torontow was a coach of baseball and hockey teams. He married Eleanor (maiden name unknown) and had one child, Tammy Torontow. Jean Naemark (Jean Torontow) was active among many groups, including; Young Judea, Girl Guides, Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Beth Shalom Synagogue, Machzeiki Hadas Synagogue, and Sisterhood. She worked in the office of Machzeiki Hadas Synagogue for 25 years. Jean Naemark (Jean Torontow) married Max Naemark on 1949. He had come from Saskatchewan to work for the Department of Labour in the Civil Service. He was a mathematician. She worked in the Bureau of Statistics. They were members of Adath Jeshurun as well as Machzeiki Hadas Synagogue before the Machzeiki Hadas Shule moved to Alta Vista. Jean and Max Naemark were one of the founding families of the Ottawa Modern Jewish School. The other five couples were; Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Palmer, Andy Andras, Maurice Ryant, Phil Cohen, and Sidney Abbey. Max Naemark was active in the United Way Appeal in the Civil Service. He helped to organize the Professional Institute of Canada. Max and Jean Naemark had two children Leonard Naemark and Andrea Naemark. Leonard Naemark married Bea (maiden name unknown). Leonard and Bea Naemark have three children; Michael Naemark, Lisa Naemark, and Steven Naemark. He is a creative director in Radio and the winner of National and International Awards. Andrea Naemark married Stuart (surnamen unknown). They have three children; Erin, Emily, and Shawn.
Custodial History
Jean Naemark, Sylvia Kershman
Access Restriction
None
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ben Dworkin Family fonds

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Collection
Ben Dworkin Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material ; 36 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0028
Scope and Content
Various photographs; a partial family tree; various newspaper clippings including editorials ("Cop Shop Talk") written by Ben Dworkin in the Ottawa Citizen; articles by Ben Dworkin published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin; obituary of Ben Dworkin; Letter from Shirley Morris about her father; untrans…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ben Dworkin Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual material ; 36 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Various photographs; a partial family tree; various newspaper clippings including editorials ("Cop Shop Talk") written by Ben Dworkin in the Ottawa Citizen; articles by Ben Dworkin published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin; obituary of Ben Dworkin; Letter from Shirley Morris about her father; untranslated letters written in Hebrew (dating back to 1913) which includes a brief summary of contents.
Date
1913-2014 (1930-1945 predominant)
Fonds No.
I0028
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Abraham Dworkin was born in Russia (date unknown) and died in Ottawa on April 13, 1951. He married Deborah Azmier who died June, 1922. Abraham's second wife was Fanny Saipe. Abraham and Deborah had eight children: Sarah, Ben (b. March 25, 1900 d. 1994, aged 94), Rose, Fay, Nel (also seen as Nell), Alex, Helen and Clara. Ben Dworkin was a public servant and reporter who wrote for multiple publications including the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review. He was the crime reporter for the Citizen in the late 1940's and early 1950's. The Dworkin family is best known in Ottawa for their store, Dworkin Furs, which began in 1901. Its original location was at 256 Rideau St. The store closed in 2012 due to falling sales as fur went out of fashion, and it, along with Ottawa's Burkholder Furs, was purchased by Global Fur Inc. out of Montreal. The home itself likely should have been designated a heritage building with protected status but by May, 2014 the home was the last remaining house on that stretch of Rideau Street downtown and it was demolished to make way for a modern condominium building (the City specifically stated that it no longer fit the context of the rest of the street).
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Mark Abramson fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Benjamin Feinstein Family fonds

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Collection
Benjamin Feinstein Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm textual material; 1 photograph; 1 DVD
Fonds No.
I0030
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: One file containing Benjamin Feinstein's eulogy; two articles from the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin about his life and the reunion with his sister after 80 years; 1 DVD of TV news clips reporting on the reunion of Benjamin and his sister; Articles about Benjamin's son Abe Feinstein, a…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Benjamin Feinstein Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm textual material; 1 photograph; 1 DVD
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: One file containing Benjamin Feinstein's eulogy; two articles from the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin about his life and the reunion with his sister after 80 years; 1 DVD of TV news clips reporting on the reunion of Benjamin and his sister; Articles about Benjamin's son Abe Feinstein, a well known and widely respected lawyer in Ottawa, as well as a paper by Legal History student Linsey Rains entitled "Abraham Feinstein: Reluctant Advocate". This paper examines Abe Finestein's successful law career from interviews and various written sources; Invitation to 60th wedding anniversary of Freda and Benjamin, August 31, 1986. File - News clippings, Benjamin Feinstein - 1998-1999; File - Eulogy of Benjamin Feinstein, Written by Abraham Feinstein - April 25, 2001; Photograph - Benjamin Feinstein and great grandson Michael Sussman read the Torah on occasion of Michael's Bar Mitzvah - No Date; File - News clippings, Abraham Feinstein - 1996, 1999, 2001, 2011; File - Academic Paper, "Abraham Feinstein: Reluctant Advocate," Written by Linsey Rains - December 7, 2009; File - Abraham Feinstein, Camp Councilor in Training Documents and Hand-Outs, Day Tripping, Canoeing, etc. - 1958-1961; File - Abraham Feinstein, Camp B'nai B'rith Programing, Song Books, Camper and Councilor Profiles - 1951-1961 (With Gaps); File - Abraham Feinstein, Camp B'nai B'rith, Handbook - 1954;
Date
1951 - 2011
Fonds No.
I0030
History Biographical
Benjamin Feinstein (b. October 17, 1898 - d. March 23, 2001) escaped from Russia to Romania en route to Palestine at the age of 21. He left behind his parents and nine siblings. Benjamin never made it to Palestine; after four years in Romania he came to Canada in 1924 as a refugee and first settled in Winkler, Manitoba. He spent six years in Manitoba during which time he met and married Freda Dickstein and had two daughters Miriam (Levitin) and Ruth (Aaron). The family then moved to Ottawa where the Feinstein's owned an operated a grocery store. in Ottawa a third daughter Pearl (Moscovic) and son Abraham were born. Benjamin maintained contact with his family back in the Ukraine, sending money and clothing. His family had lost everything in the pogroms and were grateful for the help. He continued to support his family until the Second World War, when his parents, two youngest sisters and several cousins were killed. Two brothers also died as soldiers. In October 1999, Benjamin Feinstein celebrated his 101st birthday and was reunited with his sister Sarra Pyatigorsky after 80 years apart. The event made local and national news. Benjamin Feinstein passed away in March, 2001. Son Abraham Feinstein (b. December 19, 1936) worked as a camp counselor for Camp B'nai B'rith beginning in the 1950s, studied psychology and law at Carleton University, worked for Soloway Wright LLP, and was recognized with awards from the County of Carleton Law Association. (See academic paper by Linsey Rains "Abraham Feinstein: Reluctant Advocate" for more details.)
Notes
1. Biographical sketch taken from "After 80 Years Benjamin Feinstein Reunites with Long-lost Sister", Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, December 13, 1999. 2. See also Ottawa Jewish Bulletin October 14, 1998 for article about his 100th birthday and life story. 3. DVD of TV news clips donated by Joy Moskovic in April, 2013. Joy is Benjamin Feinstein's grandson's wife. (Not found as of November 2015).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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KASTNER, Merle : Family history.

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Collection
KASTNER, Merle : Family history.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.15 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0210
Scope and Content
Spiral-bound book The Kastner and Ostrov Family History Book, 2006. Spiral-bound book The Garbarski Family History and Genealogy, 2006. Addition 2007: Spiral-bound The Altman and Levitt Family History, 2007. Spiral-bound two Abramovitz-Gelbart family accounts complementing each other: My Family, an…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
KASTNER, Merle : Family history.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.15 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Spiral-bound book The Kastner and Ostrov Family History Book, 2006. Spiral-bound book The Garbarski Family History and Genealogy, 2006. Addition 2007: Spiral-bound The Altman and Levitt Family History, 2007. Spiral-bound two Abramovitz-Gelbart family accounts complementing each other: My Family, an oral family history by Miriam Abramovitz Gelbart, recorded by M. Kastner in several interviews, and My Life Story, a handwritten account by Joe Gelbart, begun on May 1, completed on May 30, 1986. Addition 2008: Commemorative booklets for the opening of the Hebrew Educational Institute of Montreal on May 31, 1931, and the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue of Windsor, Ontario, on May 25, 1930, as well as a spiral-bound history of the Kussner family by Merle Kastner, 2007, containing family trees and illustrations of photos and documents from Montreal, Philadelphia and Bessarabia.Addition 2009: My Nathanson and Mendelssohn Family - Romania and Canada family history, illustrated. Addition 2010: Illustrated spiral bound self published booklet My Denenberg - Goldberg Family, 2009. The Hart Family Book by Merle Kastner, February 2010.Addition 2011: Illustrated spiral bound self published booklet by Merle Kastner My parents, Miriam and Morty Kastner, Loving Memories by their daughter, Merle Kastner, May 2011. My Kastner - Ostfeld family (about the families of Mayer Moshe and Shaindel Kastner, The Singer and Fox branch of the Altman family Addition 2012: Illustrated spiral bound self published booklet by Merle Kastner: My Kussner and Miller family, about family members who came from Bessarabia via USA to Ontario.
Date
2006 - 2012.
Fonds No.
P0210
History Biographical
Merle Kastner is a Genealogy researcher and lecturer, and a writer of family history books. She also conducts seminars. She researches all facets of genealogy, including multiple projects, programming of lectures, workshops, and seminars, and formulating family history books. She maintains membership photo albums for a special interest group website and has collected and assembled group members' traditional and ethnic recipes, with accompanying photographs and personal stories and descriptions, for online recipe books.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Merle KASTNER starting on Feb. 21 and continuing to the present.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P07/03, P07/03 add, P08/05, P09/19, P11/05, P11/18, and P12/03.Associated material: P0207 - Nathanson family collection.General note: Family and immigration history.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Roston / Rostovsky, Jacob and family

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Collection
Roston / Rostovsky, Jacob and Family
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.01 metres of textual records. - 9 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0274
Scope and Content
Photographs and documents pertaining to Jacob Rostovsky / Roston, sometimes known as John Roston. The collection includes original family photographs as well as a few digital copies of photographs. There are several original documents pertaining to the Roston shoe and leather goods store in downtow…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Roston / Rostovsky, Jacob and Family
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.01 metres of textual records. - 9 photographs.
Scope and Content
Photographs and documents pertaining to Jacob Rostovsky / Roston, sometimes known as John Roston. The collection includes original family photographs as well as a few digital copies of photographs. There are several original documents pertaining to the Roston shoe and leather goods store in downtown Montreal, notably an original letter from a prospector offering mining shares in return for supplies, and several mining share certificates dated 1909. The collection also includes original immigration-related documents. The photographs include a studio portrait of Jacob and his sister Dora circa 1895, photographs of Jacob alone and with his young son, and several of his wife Rebecca Roston. The immigration documents include a 1944 paper from the USA for Rebecca, as well as her Canadian passport and Naturalization certificate. Items received in digital format include an advertisement for the Roston leather goods business, views of the street where the store was located, and genealogical information taken from ship lists, census lists, an obituary, and a tombstone.
Date
1895-2019.
Fonds No.
P0274
History Biographical
Jacob Rostovsky arrived in Montreal in 1891, changed his name to Roston a year later and became a Canadian citizen in 1894. In a business context he sometimes used the first name John rather than Jacob. Roston was initially a cobbler and soon owned a shoe, boot and leather goods store in Montreal on Saint Catherine Street at the corner of Bleury. Having arrived with no money, he eventually became a very wealthy man. Many prospectors purchased equipment from the Roston store before heading west in search of gold. The prospectors often paid Jacob with stock certificates that they had received from mining companies. In 1892 Jacob sponsored his sixteen-year-old sister Dora and brought her to Canada, where she lived with him in Montreal until 1897. At the age of 21 Dora married Caspar Caplan and moved to live with him in Ottawa where Caplan opened a dry goods shop which would become Caplan's Department Store. In 1899, Jacob Roston married Rebecca Tannenbaum, who was born in New York City, USA in 1875. In 1923 Jacob made some poor financial investments and committed suicide so his wife and 4 children could could claim his life insurance policy and be financially secure.
Custodial History
Donated by grandson John Roston on August 21 and 28, 2019
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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