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LABOUR ZIONIST MOVEMENT : Yiddish Material.

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Collection
LABOUR ZIONIST MOVEMENT.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0043; B
Scope and Content
Montreal office general local correspondence; correspondence with branches and supporters in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, St.John. Fundraising circulars and reports; correspondence with New York Labour Zionist Head office re: fundraising campaigns, lecture tours, represen…
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Collection
LABOUR ZIONIST MOVEMENT.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Montreal office general local correspondence; correspondence with branches and supporters in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, St.John. Fundraising circulars and reports; correspondence with New York Labour Zionist Head office re: fundraising campaigns, lecture tours, representation Labour Zionist Congresses, ideological issues, literary, political and other publications. Some correspondence with CCF Party, British Labour Party, circulars, reports issued locally; circulars and reports issued in New York, Chicago; minutes of meetings and financial summaries, Montreal office; letters from individuals re: emigration to Palestine, membership in Poale Zion - Tsirei Zion. Press clippings; notices of local rallies, meetings.
Date
1921-1944.
Fonds No.
I0043
Series No.
B
History Biographical
Poale Zion was started in 1905, with the name being Yiddish for "Labour Zion". Within the many groups that made up the Labour Zionist movement, the Poale Zion was considered to be the more political and radical organization, with the mission of addressing the working class, looking towards eventual settlement in the Land of Israel, and initiating education to prepare for life on a kibbutz. The Poale Zion records in Series B date mainly from 1933-1944 and were created by the Montreal office of this organization in the course of its operations at that time.
Custodial History
The records in this series were donated to CJC by David Rome, probably in the 1940s. David Rome worked for the Montreal branch of the Poale Zion in the late 1930s. He joined Canadian Jewish Congress as its Press officer in 1942.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: MB 11 PZ. Approximately 90% of this material is in Yiddish.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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STERNBERG, Louis, Saskatoon = Winnipeg Yiddish Press.

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Collection
STERNBERG, Louis, Saskatoon = Winnipeg Yiddish Press.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.06 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0190
Scope and Content
Correspondence, including letters from family and friends in New York, South America, and possibly Romania. Clippings illustrate work as Yiddish correspondant from Saskatoon for Dos Vort, Yiddish theatre acting. 3 photos of Sternberg and the Stern's Silk Shop storefront. Various ephemeral items fro…
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Collection
STERNBERG, Louis, Saskatoon = Winnipeg Yiddish Press.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.06 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, including letters from family and friends in New York, South America, and possibly Romania. Clippings illustrate work as Yiddish correspondant from Saskatoon for Dos Vort, Yiddish theatre acting. 3 photos of Sternberg and the Stern's Silk Shop storefront. Various ephemeral items from Stern's Silk Shop (catalogue, stationery, bags.) Telegrams relating to immigration of Sternberg's father's family to Canada in 1930.
Date
1920s-1950s.
Fonds No.
P0190
History Biographical
Louis (Leiser) Sternberg was born in 1903 in Lipkon, Bessarabia, and came to Canada around the age of 16, in the late in the late 1910s or early 1920s. He was the Saskatoon correspondent for the Yiddish paper The Israelite Daily Press and also Dos Yiddishe Vort. He acted in local Yiddish theatre in Saskatoon and was active in Histadrut and Zionist issues. He first worked for Adilman's Department Store and eventually owned a store of his own, Stern's Silk Shop. The store had doubled in size before he closed it in the late 1970s, retiring to Edmonton, where he died in 1979.
Custodial History
The documents were donated by his children Sharon Melmed (Montreal), Beverly Sternberg (Edmonton) and Dr. Harvey Sternberg (Edmonton).
Notes
Some of the documents are fragile.P03/09.Yiddish, English and Romanian.Rare correspondence including South America and Yiddish theatre in Canada. This collection requires further study by a Yiddish speaker.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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WISEMAN, Leah bas Alchanan : Yiddish Poetry

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Collection
WISEMAN, Leah bas Alchanan : Yiddish Poetry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 0.09 metres of textual records. - 4 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0196
Scope and Content
McGill hardcover notebook filled with handwritten Yiddish poems and stories. Three-ring binder of looseleaf photocopies of poems with translations opposite for most of them; also table of contents. The unpublished poetry on mainly Jewish themes, in Yiddish, with translations. Themes are of a typica…
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Collection
WISEMAN, Leah bas Alchanan : Yiddish Poetry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 0.09 metres of textual records. - 4 photographs.
Scope and Content
McGill hardcover notebook filled with handwritten Yiddish poems and stories. Three-ring binder of looseleaf photocopies of poems with translations opposite for most of them; also table of contents. The unpublished poetry on mainly Jewish themes, in Yiddish, with translations. Themes are of a typical Jewish women of her time: World War II, poverty, the Holocaust, aging, Israel, her children. Also one portrait photograph of the poet (copy of 1920 original taken circa 1920). Added in August 2017: Six small groups of family history documents consisting of, in the donor's words: 1) Five laminated pages of notes covering family history, 2) Three original pages of notes, including on the first page, "mention of the fact that Greenblatt enjoyed Leah's singing voice, which my mother described as being clear as a bell, and having an enormous range"; 3) A 1965 Yiddish document of around 13 notebook pages that (inserted translator's note) include a lexicon of Hebrew words and their Yiddish equivalents as well as some Yiddish phrases, interspersed with a few of Leah Bas Alchanan's autobiographical reflections; 4) Two anecdotes and a poem about Leah, written by the donor's mother (Leah's daughter); 5) One additional photocopy of a 1940 poem by Leah, with translation - original not found. and 6) two documents, (inserted translator's note) one with the dates from 1869, 1875 and 1884, (mostly in Hebrew) and the other apparently recording births (in German) for Avrom (1905), Mordecai (1906) and Leah (1910). Added in December 2017: Additional family material about ancestors and descendants, 1910-2017, information about the Alexander family surname, family trees, various birth, marriage and death certificates, and three photographs including an old studio portrait from Budapest. A brief inventory is included with the latter group of documents.
Date
1884-2017.
Fonds No.
P0196
History Biographical
Leah (Golub) Wiseman, was born in Chernigov, Ukraine, in 1889 or 1890. She came to Canada around 1907, at the age of 17, settling in Montreal. Married to Joseph Wiseman and a mother, she was active in various Jewish organizations, especially Talmud Torah. She had a very good singing voice. Her poems, written for herself and her family and signed Leah bas Alchanan, were likely never published. She died in Montreal at age 99, in December 1990. (Biography written by her son, Sidney White).
Custodial History
The collection was donated by her grandson Herb Alexander on August 28, 2003, with additions in August and December 2017.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P03/17, P17/12.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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