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Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75016
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
1287
Scope and Content
Collection consists mainly of audio-cassette recordings of oral history interviews done with members of the Montreal Jewish community. Also includes digital recordings.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Scope and Content
Collection consists mainly of audio-cassette recordings of oral history interviews done with members of the Montreal Jewish community. Also includes digital recordings.
Fonds No.
1287
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
As part of its commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal, and in some cases Jewish communities or families in other areas of Quebec, the Jewish Public Library Archives has preserved a certain number of oral history interviews. The interviews were conducted by various Library personnel or volunteers with individuals from the Jewish Montreal community. Additional interviews will be added over the ensuing years as the JPL Archives has recommitted itself to gathering oral histories whenever possible from community members.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Notes
These interviews do not include recordings of programmes held at the Jewish Public Library. To access these recordings please visit the Jewish Public Library's online catalogue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bebe Trepman Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75240
Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Fonds No.
1321
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Date
1925-1985
Fonds No.
1321
Storage Location
4-2D
JPL
Physical Condition
Excellent
History Biographical
Bebe Trepman was a longtime educator in Jewish Montreal, authoring teacher resources and packages for various schools and programmes. She was active in the community, particularly in promotion and preservation of the Yiddish language.
Language
English
Yiddish
Polish
Subjects
Trepman, Bebe
Education - Jews
Education Resource Centre
Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75252
Collection
Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.04m of textual record
Fonds No.
1166
Scope and Content
Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds contains material regarding the personal and professional lives of Ginda and Abraham Rosenblatt. The fonds consists of four series: correspondence, writing of Abraham Rosenblatt, official docuements and ephemera.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.04m of textual record
Scope and Content
Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds contains material regarding the personal and professional lives of Ginda and Abraham Rosenblatt. The fonds consists of four series: correspondence, writing of Abraham Rosenblatt, official docuements and ephemera.
Date
1923 and 1965
Fonds No.
1166
Storage Location
JPL-A
History Biographical
Ginda (born. 1891) and Abraham Rosenblatt immigrated from Lipcani, Bessaabia to Toronto in the late 1920's, then moving to Montreal in approximately 1940. Both were social workers affliated with Baron de Hirsch Institute, though Ginda was also a doctor and Abraham is presented as an adminstrator of the People's Library in Briceni, Moldova (also know as Brichon). Inlcuded within the fonds are some of Abraham Rosenblatt's published articles which appear to largely be published anonymously or under the pen name A. Besarbier.
Language
Yiddish
English
Custodial History
The material of the Abraham and Ginda Rosenblatt Fonds was donated to the Jewish Public Library Archives in April 1985 by Dr. Ginda Rosenblatt.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Levy Family Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75288
Collection
Levy Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1294
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Levy Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1294
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Harold and Eva Levy, long-time residents of Cote St-Luc, were active community members. Mr. Levy began his career as a tailor. He later went on to manufacturing children's outwear. Items in the collection reflect the history of manufacturing in Montreal, such as the W&W pedal sewing machine. Other notable items include the 'pearly outfits' (which were costumes made for a charity event), with buttons hand sewn into elaborate designs by the Levys and their friends. The Levys were also part of the original founders of the Beth Zion congregation in Cote St-Luc. The first cheder for the congregation was held in the Levy home. Mr. Levy was also a member of the Pipe Smokers' Club of Montreal. Mr. Levy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
Accession No.
12-019
Subjects
Levy Family
Levy, Eva (nee Bercovitch)
Levy, Harold Robert
Veterans, Jewish
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
World War, 1939-1945
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Alice Postner Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75306
Collection
Alice Postner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.16m of textual material
Fonds No.
1339
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invit…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Alice Postner Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.16m of textual material
Scope and Content
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invitations.
Date
1921-1967 [predominently 1950's]
Fonds No.
1339
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Alice Postner (Dec. 20 1905 - April 16 1967) was a Montreal pianist, composer and music teacher. Born in Montreal, she attended the Montreal Pianoforte School of Music, then MacDonald College to be trained as a teacher. While teaching, Mrs. Postner gave lessons in piano and music theory from her home. At age 35, she attended McGill for a Bachelor of Music, graduating in 1957 and went on to teach Conservatorium of Music at the University. In the late 1940's Mrs. Postner began composing her own choral music. In the 1950's her compositions were published. Alice Postner was married to Jacob Postner with whom she had a son and daughter.
Language
English
Custodial History
The Alice Posner Fonds was donated to the JPL-A by Harry Postner in 1991.
Arrangement
Material was weeded, rehoused and described in 2014. Textual material concerning various musical movements and composers was sampled.
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply
Accession No.
14-030
Subjects
Postner, Alice
Music.
McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) - Alumni and alumnae
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Regent Photo Studio Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75322
Collection
Regent Photo Studio Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
11.2 linear metres
Fonds No.
1286
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of negatives, contact sheets and photographic prints.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Regent Photo Studio Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
11.2 linear metres
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of negatives, contact sheets and photographic prints.
Fonds No.
1286
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Norman Epelbaum
History Biographical
Born on October 12, 1928 in Kobryn, Poland, Norman Epelbaum grew up in a culturally Jewish household and was one of the youngest of eight children. In his early teens, Norman joined the Polish army and was stationed in Siberia throughout the war. He was a platoon leader and served from 1943 until 1946. After the war, Norman went to Israel but immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s and worked in Ottawa. While he was in Ottawa he worked for Malak Karsh, brother of famed Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. It was not long after his arrival in Ottawa however that Norman moved to Montreal, attracted by its thriving Jewish community. Norman worked as a technician, retouching photographs until November 1956 when he opened his own business on Parc Avenue called Regent Photo Studio. Norman inherited his passion of photography from his father and grandfather and captured important events in people’s lives over the years. From 1956 onwards Regent Photo Studios was a mainstay in the Montreal Jewish community; photographing thousands of weddings, bar mitzvahs, sweet 16 parties, and both large and small events. Norman's work also reflected the diversity of the Parc Avenue area as his negatives include numerous events from the Polish, Italian, Chinese and Greek communities. Norman continued working in photographs right until his death at the age of 82 on March 20, 2011.
Language
English
Yiddlish
Custodial History
Transferred from the family of Norman Epelbaum to the Jewish Public Library Archives.
Notes
Full index available through the Genealogy Database.
Accession No.
12-010
Name Access
Epelbaum, Norman, 1928-2011
Subjects
Photographs
Photographers - Canada
Weddings
Bar mitzvah
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Benditsky Family Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75323
Collection
Benditsky Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.17m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1295
Scope and Content
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immig…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Benditsky Family Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.17m of multiple media
Scope and Content
The Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and ephemera related to the war time relationship and marriage of Nathan and Ruth Benditsky. The material focuses predominently on the years 1945 and 1946, during which the couple organizes their Manchester wedding and arranges Ruth's eventual immigration to Canada.
Date
[between 1920 and 1985] predominent 1945-1946
Fonds No.
1295
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Ruth Benditsky Nathan Benditsky
Conservation
Photographs and negatives found among the textual material were placed into acid-free envelopes. A single film roll was cut for preservation and placed in flat 35mm negative files.
History Biographical
Nathan Benditsky was born in Montreal on June 28th, 1918. He was one of six children born to Israel and Esther Benditsky who had emigrated from Russia in 1908. After beginning to work in family's textile trimmings business, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 along with his two brothers Samuel and Rubin. Soon stationed overseas, he met Ruth Schrager and in October 1945, the two married in Manchester, England. Travelling back to Canada in 1946, Nathan Benditsky returned to the family business, Star Pleating Inc. Nathan ran the company alongisde his brother Samuel and father, Israel. The business continued into the late 1990's moving from Rue Alymer to Mount-Royal Avenue. Ruth Benditsky (nee Schrager) was born on May 10th, 1927 in Vienna. Her parents Mortiz and Rachel Schrager, and sister Mirjam Zimmerman (nee Schrager) moved to England in 1937. After marrying, Ruth Benditsky waited a number of months before recieving her travel arrangements from the Canadian Wives' Bureau. Alongside thousands of other women, she immigrated to Canada in July 1946. Numerous relationships were initiated during World War II between Canadian military personnel and citizens living in areas where the military was stationed. Though such relationships were officially discouraged by the military, many nonetheless resulted in marriage. In 1946 the majority of newly-wed women, and some men, travelled to Canada to join their partners following the war. The estimated 48,000 war brides that made the transatlantic trip represented a significant influx of new immigrants from Britian, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. Once Ruth and Nathan Benditsky were reunited in Montreal, they worked to bring Ruth's family to North America. Moritz and Rachel Schrager, as well as Ruth's grandmother, Rivka Monath, settled in Montreal in the late 1940's. Ruth and Nathan Benditsky raised three children, Howard Benditsky, Suzan Baron and Naomi Benditsky. Ruth Benditsky died in 1980, survived by Nathan Benditsky, who died in 1999.
Language
English
Custodial History
This material was donated to the Jewish Public Library Archives by the Benditsky Family in 2012. The material of the Fonds was in the possesion of Nathan Benditsky until his death in 1999.
Notes
The Bendisky Family Fonds was initially recieved "unsorted". In October 2012 the fonds was physically arranged to reflect the Fonds' series, as no disernable original order could be established.
Access Restriction
Material in the Benditsky Fonds is restricted to researchers with academic affiliation. Please contact the Jewish Public Library Archives for further information.
Subjects
Benditsky Family Fonds
War brides
World War, 1939-1945
Military Personnel -- Canada.
Royal Canadian Air Force
Textile industry -- Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Moatti Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75328
Collection
Moatti Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
2 cuffs : mink fur with cotton lining, white.
Fonds No.
1344
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Moatti Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
Physical Description
2 cuffs : mink fur with cotton lining, white.
Date
1930-1950
Fonds No.
1344
Storage Location
Artefact Collection
Physical Condition
Fair
Subjects
Fur trade
Furniture industry.
Furriers
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Chaim Kruger Family Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75329
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.8 linear metres
Fonds No.
1435
Scope and Content
Consists of educational certificates and numerous portraits of Kruger family members from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.8 linear metres
Scope and Content
Consists of educational certificates and numerous portraits of Kruger family members from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
Date
ca. 1890-1945
Fonds No.
1435
Storage Location
8-2E
History Biographical
Chaim Kruger (1875-1933), was a Talmudic scholar and contributor to the Keneder Adler newspaper. Various members of the Kruger family were involved in music in Montreal in the first half of the century as well as being high school and university educated.
Language
English
Custodial History
Transferred to the JPL Archives by members of the Kruger family.
Accession No.
14-037
Subjects
Kruger, Chaim, 1875-1933
Kruger, Irving
Kruger, Joseph
Keneder Adler
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75347
Collection
Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records. - 6 films. - Env. 30 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0247
Scope and Content
Textual records dating from 1918-2007, collected by Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter and her parents Bernard and Neri Bloomfield over the course of their long involvement in Montreal and international Jewish community activities, especially related to Israel and to Zionist organizations in Canada. Organ…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records. - 6 films. - Env. 30 photographs.
Scope and Content
Textual records dating from 1918-2007, collected by Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter and her parents Bernard and Neri Bloomfield over the course of their long involvement in Montreal and international Jewish community activities, especially related to Israel and to Zionist organizations in Canada. Organizations represented in the collection include: Hadassah-Wizo (early involvement by Neri Bloomfield, and later by her daughter Evelyn), Canadian Zionist Federation, Israel Bonds, JNF, Histadrut-AMAL, Technion University. Canadian Friends of Hebrew University and other university support organizations, as well as Jerusalem 3000 and other projects related to hospitals and schools in Israel. Some family documents and images are also included in the collection, including the earliest dated material found here. There are a few oversize items, including 2 large rolled photographs of Histadrut conventions in New York (early 1950s), a smaller rolled photo of a Histadrut campaign dinner in Montreal in 1948, a large group photograph from Hadassah Wizo in Toronto (1957), a Jewish National Fund blueprint for the Bloomfiield forest in Israel, and a 1970 Conservative Party election poster for Evelyn Bloomfield's brother Harry Bloomfield, during the campaign when he ran against Pierre Elliot Trudeau for the Mount Royal riding. There are 6 reels of 16 mm. film stock of film related to the Bloomfield family's Israel activities or film financing ventures, copied from the Bloomfield collection at the Public Archives of Canada (now LAC).
Date
1918-2007.
Fonds No.
P0247
History Biographical
Neri Bloomfield served as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, was educated in London, and immigrated to Canada in 1941. She was an active volunteer and effective leader and fundraiser in both the Jewish and non Jewish communities for many years. She was a member of the International Board of the Hebrew University, presided respectively over many Canadian organizations and campaigns. Mrs. Bloomfield was the youngest National President of Canadian Hadassah-Wizo (1972-76), the first woman to hold the position of National President of the Canadian Zionist Federation (1984-87), as well as the first female President of the Jewish National Fund of Canada (1988-91). She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Hapoalim (Canada); the only woman director in the Bank's history. She was actively involved with St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she was awarded an Honourary LL.D. (Doctor of Laws). She was a member of its International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University since 1971, and received an Honorary Ph.D. from there. She was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion. Her Canadian involvements included serving as President of the Lady Davis Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital and serving as the Chair of the Canadian celebrations for Jerusalem 3000. (Source: jafi.org - The Jewish Agency for Israel.) Bernard Manfred Bloomfield, business executive, community leader and philanthropist, was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University. He was president of Canadian Manufacturers Sales Company, Israel Continental Oil Co. Ltd., which drilled for oil in Israel from 1954 to 1967, and New Continental Oil Co. of Canada. He was Honorary Consul General, Republic of Korea from 1969 until his death. Bloomfield served on the boards of numerous Jewish organizations and institutions including the Canadian Association for Labour Israel and its Canadian Histadrut Campaign, Jewish National Fund of Canada, 1969-1974, Canadian Technion Society and the Lady Davis Medical Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. He was also active in Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Canada-Israel Maritime League, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada, and the Canada-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Israel. As president of the Eldee Foundation, established by Henrietta Davis, the first wife of Sir Mortimer B. Davis who founded Imperial Tobacco, Bernard and his brother Louis used the proceeds to build 16 of the 65 Amal vocational high schools in Israel. Bloomfield was a Governor of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, the Hebrew University, the Technion, St. Francis Xavier University and the Tel Aviv Museum. He was author of Israel Diary, 1950, an account of his first trip to Israel. He received numerous awards and honours for his community service. Source: National Library and Archives Canada bio, taken from Canadian Who's Who, 1984, p. 121. Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter, daughter of Bernard and Neri Bloomfield, is vice president of the Eldee Foundation. She is deeply involved in numerous Montreal Jewish organizations. Harry Bloomfield, born 1944, is Managing partner of the law firm of Bloomfield & Avocats, and is a philanthropist and businessman.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations :P13/08, MC 32.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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