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Joseph and Betty Feller fonds

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Collection
Joseph and Betty Feller fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 articles, 1 flyer, 1 fax
Fonds No.
I0126
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Fax, brief resume from Joe Feller, February 4, 1994; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article "Helps ensure community's future" by Ben Dworkin, September 28, 1987; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article "Joe Feller to address Ottawans in Florida" January, 17, 1994; Flyer, Joe Feller Speaks; A Speā€¦
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Joseph and Betty Feller fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 articles, 1 flyer, 1 fax
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Fax, brief resume from Joe Feller, February 4, 1994; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article "Helps ensure community's future" by Ben Dworkin, September 28, 1987; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article "Joe Feller to address Ottawans in Florida" January, 17, 1994; Flyer, Joe Feller Speaks; A Special Florida Presentation re: his recollections of Jewish retailers in Ottawa, February 20, 1994; Ottawa Citizen newpaper article "These sharp-dressed golfers were the Who's Who of retail" by Gord Holder, June 30, 2001 Ottawa Citizen newspaper article "Joe Feller, a top clothier when clothes mattered" by Kelly Egan, July 21, 2012.
Date
1987;1994;2001;2012
Fonds No.
I0126
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Joseph Feller was born in Ottawa in 1917 to William and Eva Feller. He passed away January 15, 2015 at the age of 98. Siblings include Sarah, Eddy and Henry Feller. Betty was born in Kiev, Russia and came to Ottawa as an infant with her widowed mother, Malca Goldman. Betty passed away April 9, 2010, at age 94. Joseph and Betty Feller were married in 1939, and would remain married for 71 years, until Betty's passing. They had three children; Connie Gail (late Nathaniel Salomon), Ian Warren (Debby Zweig), and Donna-Lee (David Kauffman). They were Zaida and Bubby of Marshal (Julie Ann) Salomon (and the late Stacey Arbeiter); Margot Salomon (Martin Scheinin), Justin Salomon, Wendy Kauffman (Natan Treitel), and Adam (Deborah) Kauffman, and 9 great-grandchildren. Joseph Feller opened Feller's Men's Wear (also referred to as 'Esquire') in 1937. He retired from the clothing retail and manufacturing business on June 30, 1972 when he sold the business to Elks. His first store was a 9'6 by 65 foot shop at 109 Rideau street; in 1948 the business moved to 139 Rideau Street "The door way to a Man's World" ; in 1955 the store was expanded to occupy 139-141 Rideau Street, a 24,000 square foot store over three floors. In 1967 he opened a second store of 13,000 square feet in the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. Joseph is past president of the Rideau Street Merchant's Association, was a president of the National Retail Merchants Association with headquarters in New York City, which had a membership of over 11000 stores in Canada, the United States and in 41 countries internationally. He received numerous awards for merit and advertising. They played active roles in both Jewish and non-Jewish organisations in the community of Ottawa. Their charitable works included the donation of a study room at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the formation of a highly successful chapter of "the American Friends of the Hebrew University" in Boca Raton Florida, their winter residence. They were worshipers at both Machzikei Hadas and Agudath Israel in Ottawa, as well as B'nai Torah in Boca Raton and the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in Montreal. They were members of the Rideau View Golf Club and the Del-Aire Country Club in Delray, Florida. Locally Joseph was among the original members of the executive of the Hillel Lodge, and a leader in the founding of the Jewish Community Centre. He was a member of B'nai B'rith throughout his adult life; served as chairman of the Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign, was on the board of the Ottawa YMCA, and Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra. Betty was involved in Hadassah, ORT, Women's B'nai B'rith, Sisterhood, National Council of Jewish Women and many other facets of Jewish life. An open-ended endowment fund was established in their name in 1987. The capital from the Joseph and Betty Feller Endowment Fund is invested in perpetuity and the income each year are distributed to charities in Ottawa that were dear to the couple.
Notes
1. File is located in the Individual Collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Gordon Shore fonds

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Collection
Gordon Shore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 2 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
I0084
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 sheet of information regarding Ligar Collegiate, as well as two b&w photographs, one photo of Gordon while in the military, and a reproduction of a photo of Joe Shore with his brothers Harry, Charles, Max, Jack and Henry Shore.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Gordon Shore fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
textual record ; 2 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 1 sheet of information regarding Ligar Collegiate, as well as two b&w photographs, one photo of Gordon while in the military, and a reproduction of a photo of Joe Shore with his brothers Harry, Charles, Max, Jack and Henry Shore.
Date
[1915 - 1941]
Fonds No.
I0084
History Biographical
Gordon Shore was born in Ottawa in 1920, the son of Joe and Sarah Shore (d. February 12, 1941). He attended Osgoode and York Street Public Schools then attended Lisgar Collegiate between fall 1933 to spring 1937. He participated in track and field and junior basketball. Gordon and his brother Mannie were members of the Maccabean Athletic Association. He enlisted in 1940 and served overseas in England and Scotland with a forestry unit. Gordon always enjoyed track and field and participated in a Special Field Day at Aldershot, England, while overseas. He had the rank of staff sergeant when he was discharged at the end of World War II. Gordon returned to Ottawa after the war and worked for the Federal Civil Service. In 1949 he married Edith Daniels and had a son, Brian Shore. He retired to Montreal.
Notes
1. Information obtained from Gordon Shore in a telephone conversation with Dawn Logan, fall 2007. Also from Joy Heft, Lisgar Collegiate Archives. 2. Mannie Shore served in the army during World War II as a clerk.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Less detail
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