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EISEN, Wendy : Soviet Jewry movement research notes.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn318
Collection
EISEN, Wendy : Soviet Jewry movement research notes.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 1.2 metres of textual records. - 74 sound elements. - 18 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0218
Scope and Content
3 and a half boxes of research notes collected in preparing the book Count Us In: The Struggle To Free Soviet Jews, A Canadian Perspective, about the history of the Soviet Jewry movement in Canada. These records include interviews with people involved in the movement as well as photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
EISEN, Wendy : Soviet Jewry movement research notes.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 1.2 metres of textual records. - 74 sound elements. - 18 photographs.
Scope and Content
3 and a half boxes of research notes collected in preparing the book Count Us In: The Struggle To Free Soviet Jews, A Canadian Perspective, about the history of the Soviet Jewry movement in Canada. These records include interviews with people involved in the movement as well as photographs.
Date
1975-1990.
Fonds No.
P0218
History Biographical
Wendy Eisen was born in Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, in Montreal, where she lived until 1981. She is a longtime community leader and was a Soviet Jewry activist, serving as chairman of the Montreal 35s, the Toronto 35s, and the Ontario and National Soviet Jewry Committees of Canadian Jewish Congress. At present, Wendy is the national chair of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum. She is the author of Count Us In: The Struggle To Free Soviet Jews, A Canadian Perspective, published in 1995 by Burgher Books in Toronto. She now lives in Toronto.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Wendy Eisen on July 17, 2008.
Notes
P08/15.CJC National Committee for Soviet Jewry files series DA 12.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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MINDES, Sarah : Diaries, notes about literature, family photographs.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38717
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
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Mr. Rosen, Mr. Schreter, Mr. Epstein, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89664
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_011
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_011
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mr. Cohen and Mr. Field, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89663
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_010
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_010
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mr. Epstein, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89656
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_003
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mr. Schreter, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89658
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_005
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mr. Cohen, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89659
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_006
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mr. Beutel, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89661
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_008
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_008
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn307
Collection
NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM) (photographs). - Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 15 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0207
Scope and Content
174 photos (JPEGs) on CD, taken by Montrealer Henry Nathanson in Prevost, Quebec, 1930; Palestine; Egypt; London; and France, 1913; and Romania 1930-1931 incl. Piatra Neami. Family history by Merle Kastner and Irwin Miller for Garbanski family incl. Montreal.Addition: 13 digital copy photos (JPEGs …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
NATHANSON Family = Shmuel Leib, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Sydney.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 compact disc (CD-ROM) (photographs). - Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 15 photographs.
Scope and Content
174 photos (JPEGs) on CD, taken by Montrealer Henry Nathanson in Prevost, Quebec, 1930; Palestine; Egypt; London; and France, 1913; and Romania 1930-1931 incl. Piatra Neami. Family history by Merle Kastner and Irwin Miller for Garbanski family incl. Montreal.Addition: 13 digital copy photos (JPEGs and duplicate large TIFFs) of S. L. Nathanson store on Boulevard St-Laurent at St-Cuthbert, Montreal. Some background information as well. (Photos on CD in in Kastner box, copied onto archival CD in photo CD masters box.)Addition 2012: 5 laminated decorative certificates recognizing tree plantings in Israel, 1940-1949: Lord Tweedsmuir National Forest Israel Tree Fund; Canadian Jewish Servicemen's Memorial, Jewish National Fund; Hadassim Youth Aliyah Nahalal; Golden Book JNF. (One is damaged.) The certificates are made out to Mrs. Henry Nathanson, aside from the first one, made out to Mr. and Mrs. 15 photographs, among them 4 old family pictures (family group in Romania c1896, family group in Canada 1906, Henry and Minnie wedding photo, portrait photo of S.L. Nathanson: The 2 early family groups are reproduction prints.) 2 pictures and one copy print of the S.L. Nathanson distillery business. 1 photo of the Herman Abramowitz chapter of Hadassah meeting at Mrs. Nathanson's home, 1950s. 7 large prints of pictures taken by Henry, during travel in Europe and Palestine with his parents in 1913. Romanian birth certificate of Sydney from 1889 and Canadian passport showing travel stamps including Palestine 1930. Documents from S.L. Nathanson distillery business including price lists c. 1913, and documents about Seagram's Corporation in Windsor, 1920s. Laminated document attesting to S. L.'s activities with B'nai Brith in Rumania before coming to Canada in 1906. Dedication book of the Windsor, Ontario Shaar Hashomayim synagogue, and information about the Nathanson stained glass windows. Small ephemera and laminated correspondence showing Henry and MInnie's Zionist involvements (postcard from Israel 1951, JNF receipt, 1960 letter to Henry from Clara Balinsky of the Mount Carmel chapter of Hadassah re: the death of Minnie Nathanson, etc.)
Date
1889-1960.
Fonds No.
P0207
History Biographical
S.L.(Shmuel Leib) Nathanson, the maternal great grandfather of donor Merle Kastner, was born in 1863 in Piatra Neamt, in the Moldavia province of Romania. He came to Canada with his wife Basie and five children in June, 1901, stopping briefly in Sydney, Nova Scotia, where S.L. left his family and travelled to Montreal, to set up his grocery business. With the help of Percy Dow of Dow Breweries and Lionel Eker of Ekers Brewery, he obtained a liquor licence for the "American Grain Distillers", later changed to "Sampson Distillers, Inc.", which provided him with the most lucrative part of his business. After the rest of his family joined him in Montreal, in 1901 he quickly established himself as an important and contributing member of the Montreal Jewish community. The grocery business S.L. Nathanson & Son, located on St. Cuthbert Street at St. Lawrence Boulevard, was registered in Montreal in 1908. Subsequently the "Distillers Distributing Co." was registered on Nov. 6, 1914, signed by SL Nathanson, and his sons Maurice and Henry Nathanson. S.L's younger son Sydney officially joined S.L. Nathanson and Sons in 1919, shortly before the partnership was dissolved in 1920. Soon after, Sydney Nathanson went on to work for the Bronfmans at Seagram's in Windsor, Ontario. Henry Nathanson and his wife Minnie, the maternal grandparents of the donor, were active members in the Montreal Jewish community and were especially supportive of Zionist causes - Hadassah, Hebrew Free Loan, among others. Source: Merle Kastner, My Nathanson and Mendelssohn family, 2009.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Merle Kastner on Feb. 21 and March 10, 2006. Additions were made on March 16, 19, and 22, 2012
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P06/01, P06/01add, and P12/10.Associated material: See also P0210 - Merle Kastner Collection.General note: Photos of Boulevard St-Laurent, "The Main" are very rare for theis era. The photos may be reproduced for exhibitions, films, books etc. with credit to the donor.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Mr. M. Salzberg, February 1993.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn89660
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 1394_007
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph ; col. : 9 x 12.5 cm.
Date
1993
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
Item No.
1394_007
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good.
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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