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Rev. Dr. Herman Abramowitz

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Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
144cm of multiple media
Fonds No.
1034; 1
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, sermons and speeches, financial and legal documents, diary of an overseas trip in 1913, correspondence, school report cards and certificates pertaining to his children, postcards, calendar diaries, 1908-1934; manuscript thesis; reference pamphlets and photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
144cm of multiple media
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, sermons and speeches, financial and legal documents, diary of an overseas trip in 1913, correspondence, school report cards and certificates pertaining to his children, postcards, calendar diaries, 1908-1934; manuscript thesis; reference pamphlets and photographs.
Date
1890-1978
Fonds No.
1034
Series No.
1
Storage Location
Bay 9
History Biographical
Rabbi Herman Abramowitz was born in Russia in 1880, and came to America in 1890. He was educated at the public schools, the College of the City of New York (from which he graduated in 1900 with a Bachelor of Arts) and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. From 1900 to 1903, he took a post-graduate course in philosophy at Columbia University. In 1907 he received the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature from the Seminary, being the first graduate to receive this honour. In 1903, he accepted a call from the Shaar Hashomayim Congregation, Montreal. Dr. Abramowitz developed the congregational Sunday School, and Hebrew Day School; the Women's Auxiliary; the Young Peoples' Society and other activities. He was active in all communal enterprises ofa philanthropic and educational character and in 1910 personally raised from subscriptions the entire cost of the building of the Mount Sinai Sanatorium for tubercular patients. He was also in charge of the organization which raised annual subscriptions for the maintenance of the Sanatorium. His part in the Plamondon case was as a key witness in this infamous anti-Semitic libel case in Quebec City in 1913. In 1909, Dr. Abramowitz visited the Jewish agricultural colonies in the western provinces of Canada to establish religious schools and other institutions. He was invited to become a member of the Canadian Committee and in 1913 was sent to Paris to confer with the Jewish Colonization Association heads. He also represented Canada at the Congress held later that year in Vienna. Shortly after the outbreak of the World War I, Dr. Abramowitz was appointed Jewish Chaplain in the Canadian Army with the rank of Captain. He was also active on the speakers' team in all the Victory Loan campaigns and relief drives held during the war. He was Vice-President of the United Synagogue of America; Director, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Montreal; Director, Montreal United Talmud Torahs; and a life Governor of the Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Abramowitz married in 1911 to Theresa Bokar and had one son, David Lester and one daughter, Judith.
Subjects
Abramowitz, Herman.
Abramowitz, Judith
Abramowitz, David Lester
Abramowitz, Tess (nee Bokar)
Shaar Hashomayim Congregation -- Montreal (Quebec).
Rabbis -- Canada.
World War, 1914-1918
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Portrait of Rev. J. Mirsky, seated, and his brother Hershel Mirsky.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80782
Collection
Reverend Jacob Mirsky fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Fonds No.
I0199; OJA 1-537
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Reverend Jacob Mirsky fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1900-1905
Fonds No.
I0199
Item No.
OJA 1-537
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Donaldson Studio, 164 Sparks St., Ottawa
Notes
1. Rev. J. Mirsky was the first Jewish religious leader in Ottawa , arriving in 1894. 2. Original number was 1-099 and 5-056
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

Prayer book, including traditional tunes, hard cover, English and Hebrew. Title: Book of Prayer and Order of Service according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Translation: late Rev. D.A. De Sola, Minister of the Congregation, Bevis Marks, London. Edited and revised by The Rev. The Haham, Moses Gaster, Ph.D. ... VOL. III. Volume Title: "The Order of Service for the Day of Atonement," Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London, 5664 - 1904

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn46925
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Fonds No.
SP-01; I; SP-01-I-37-8
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Description Level
Item
Material Format
book
Date
1904
Fonds No.
SP-01
Series No.
I
File No.
SP-01-I-37-8
Notes
This description is from the previous catalogue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Less detail
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