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David Kirshenbaum Fonds

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Collection
David Kirshenbaum Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual material
Fonds No.
1129
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence to Kirshenbaum from various sources such as Zionist organizations, the National Labour Council, different rabbis, and the United Palestine Appeal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Kirshenbaum Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual material
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence to Kirshenbaum from various sources such as Zionist organizations, the National Labour Council, different rabbis, and the United Palestine Appeal.
Parallel Title
Kirshenbaum Correspondence
Fonds No.
1129
Storage Location
7-5C
Language
English; Yiddish
Name Access
Bronfman, Samuel
Schwartz, Jesse
Cody, John C.
Frieman, A.J.
Subjects
Zionism
Zionism - Canada
Kirshenbaum, David
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection

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Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Fonds No.
1142
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Date
1889-1985
Fonds No.
1142
Storage Location
2-1A
History Biographical
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck lived in Moncton, New Brunswick and was the rabbi at the Tiferes Israel Synagague for over 30 years.
Language
Hebrew
English
Yiddish
Custodial History
Some of the content included in the collection was transferred to the JPL by the University of Toronto.
Subjects
Religious leaders
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Rabbi Abraham Shtern Fonds

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Collection
Rabbi Abraham Shtern Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1175
Scope and Content
Consists of newspaper clippings and mainly correspondence directed to Rabbi Shtern.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rabbi Abraham Shtern Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
Consists of newspaper clippings and mainly correspondence directed to Rabbi Shtern.
Date
[c. 1938-1978]
Fonds No.
1175
Storage Location
1-3F
Ctn.001
History Biographical
Rabbi Abraham Shtern was born in Poland in 1878 and passed away in Montreal in 1955. Rabbi Shtern arrived in Canada in 1938 with members of his family and was appointed rabbi of the Zeirei Dat Vadaat Congregation of Montreal. Several of his children had arrived in Canada prior to his arrival and were counted amongst the Yiddish cultural elite: Jacob Zipper, author and principal of the Jewish Peretz School; Sholem Shtern, poet and literary writer; Israel Shtern, Yiddish and English poet; Yehiel Shtern, educator and author; and Shifra Krishtalka, educator and writer of pedagogical literature. Rabbi Shtern was the author of three volumes of essays on biblical and hasidic themes, in both Hebrew and Yiddish: "Edut be-Yisrael" (1943), "Kevuzat Kitvei Aggadah" (1947), and "Hutim ha-Meshulashim" (1953).
Language
Yiddish
Hebrew
English
Subjects
Shtern, Abraham
Shtern, Israel.
Shtern, Sholom, 1906-
Shtern, Yechiel
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Rabbis
Rabbis -- Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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David Epstein fonds

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Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Fonds No.
I0049
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-0…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Epstein fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual records, 29 B&W photographs, 1 oil painting
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of programs from the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships (February 13, 1996, February 16, 1998 and March 7, 2000); Certificates (including the Justice of the Peace, August 1931 and November 1935, and The Board of Trade of the City of Ottawa, March 23, 1933 - see 1-1008-01/02/03); Certificates from the JNF Tree Fund; Miscellaneous business records; A letter from Mayor Charlotte Whitten (November 29, 1954); A condolence book; A Jewish New Years card; Book of Ethics (in Yiddish); Last will and testament; Various newspaper clippings; Folder of textual records of his brother Soloman Epstein (including death certificate (d. 20 September 1953); Passports and application for non-immigrant visa - October 15, 1945; 2000/2001 graduate calendar from Carleton University; A scrapbook with newspaper clippings (1919-1957), 28 B&W photographs, a framed oil painting of David Epstein done in 1935 on masonite by artist Miriam [last name unknown]; A pin.
Date
1919 - 1998
Fonds No.
I0049
Conservation
Newspaper clipping entitled Loyal welcome voiced by member Jewish Community, May 16, 1939, was removed from a frame.
History Biographical
David Epstein was born in Keltz, Poland in 1884; one of seven children. He was married at the age of 20 to Rachel with whom he immigrated to Canada for both a better life and as a way to help his family financially. In Ottawa, David worked as a tailor’s apprentice. He soon opened his own tailor shop where Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier was a regular customer. His business grew and became successful as the Prime Minister encouraged the Privy Counselors to have Mr. Epstein look after their repairs and to order their suits from him. His success allowed him to invest in Ottawa real estate. He would purchase small houses and sell them at a reasonable profit. Those small profits increased and his many dealings made him an affluent person. David traveled extensively. By 1931, he had visited every American State, Cuba, and Mexico, and every Canadian Province. He spent winters in Florida each year. David was elected by the Ottawa City Council as a member of the Court of Revision relating to assessment appeals and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the County of Carleton by the Provincial Government. He was at one point considered for a seat in the Senate of Canada. David Epstein did not recieve formal schooling which motivated him to ensure that others were provided with the opportunity for continued study. Upon David’s death, on July 16, 1968, his will provided for the establishment of the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation, devoted to the Jewish charitable, religious and educational organizations, and also for Carleton University. The Epstein’s generosity is commemorated by a plaque in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and by the annual award of the Epstein Scholarships at Carleton University.
Acquisition Source
Earl Maser
Notes
1. Biographical information was obtained from a speech given by Hy Maser and from a program for the David and Rachel Epstein Foundation Scholarships.
Related Material
Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds, Standing Committees, David and Rachel Epstein Foundation.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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David Slover fonds

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Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Fonds No.
I0050
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
David Slover fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 2 albums of theatre programs and reviews, news clippings, scripts for plays, and separate theatre programs.
Date
1926 - 1958
Fonds No.
I0050
Physical Condition
Two albums restored by Wanda McWilliams, 2001.
History Biographical
David Slover arrived in Ottawa from Montreal in 1922 as a young man. He was born on January 22, l897, Suchawa, Austria. At the age of 12 in 1908 he immigrated to Montreal. He had received his early dramatic training in Montreal under the guidance of B. Z. Goldberg. He moved to Ottawa because of an uncle living in Ottawa. He organized the Ottawa Jewish Literary and Dramatic Society which presented regular dramatic performances. He also acted as the dramatic director of Ottawa Young Judaea between 1924 and 1934. In 1935 he assisted with the first Jewish Drama Festival in Canada and directed the Ottawa production entitled “His children” which won second place. Also in 1935 he became the director of the Jewish Theatre Guild (Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild). He consistently endeavoured to raise the cultural level of those interested in drama. By 1937, he had directed forty-nine plays. For many years David Slover was the motivating force behind Jewish dramatic productions in this city and was well known to the theatre going public at large. He was a member of the Ottawa Drama League. He starred in numerous plays and also directed and produced a great number. The last play of the Jewish Theatre Guild was “The world of Sholom Aleichem”, produced and directed by David Slover in the Jewish Community Centre in 1956 and his son Norman assisted with the lighting. He also played the role of Mendele, the bookseller. David Slover was in business in Ottawa, operating the Mannequin Dress Shop on Bank Street. At one time he had two shops on Bank Street. Later he expanded with Morley’s on Elgin, one on Wellington and eventually one in Hull. He was helped by his wife and eventually his son Morley joined the family business. He married Belle Flesher of Ottawa in 1936 and they and had three children, Norman (married Sandra Levine), Morley and Beverley.
Notes
1. Early history taken from December 7, 8, 1937 program of The Jewish Theatre Guild in “Kibitzer” and December 5, 6, 1938 program of the Jewish Theatre Guild in “Room Service”. 2. Personal information obtained from Norman Slover, April, 2006. He mentioned that Mrs. Dora Green, Lorne Green’s mother was part of a theatrical group and also that Lorne Green was a regular performer of small theatricals produced on Sundays. 3. John Holzman recalls that down town businessmen met at the old bus terminal, Albert Street for lunch each day, April, 2006. 4. The uncle was Frank Slover’s father.
Related Material
Related material in Young Judaea Ottawa fonds, Jewish Stage Players fonds, Jewish People’s School Ottawa fonds = Jeoash Folk Shule Ottawa fonds, Jewish Theatre Guild +Ottawa Jewish Theatre Guild
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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WEISS, David.

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Collection
WEISS, David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 4 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
J0004
Scope and Content
Biography and personal papers. Correspondence. Professional articles (social welfare manuscripts and typescripts, published materials with supporting material and documentation, Baron de Hirsch Institute, government, organizations, notes for lectures, TV scripts and related material). Educational a…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
WEISS, David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 4 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Biography and personal papers. Correspondence. Professional articles (social welfare manuscripts and typescripts, published materials with supporting material and documentation, Baron de Hirsch Institute, government, organizations, notes for lectures, TV scripts and related material). Educational activities (courses, lectures, announcements, notes, documentation, memos). Literary activities (manuscripts, drafts, notes, typescripts, clippings).
Date
1929-1986.
Fonds No.
J0004
History Biographical
David Weiss was born in New York City (1914). He was educated at the College of the City of New York (B.S.S., 1937) and at Columbia University's New York School of Social Work (Dip. S.W., 1940). From 1947 to 1970, he served as Executive Director of the Baron de Hirsch Institute and Jewish Child Welfare Bureau, a multiple-service family and child welfare agency in Montreal. Between 1950 and 1968, he served as visiting lecturer at the McGill University School of Social Work. Between 1961 and 1970, he appeared regularly on television, as moderator of the public service program Forum on CFCF-TV (Montreal). From 1974 to 1967, he was a member of the Quebec government's first Superior Council of the Family, and from 1970 to 1975 was a Commissioner on the Quebec Social Aid and Allocations Appeal Board. Between 1970 and 1980 David Weiss served as coordinator of the Recreation Leadership Training Program at Dawson College (Montreal). He was also a guest lecturer at the Buffalo, Ottawa and Laval Schools of Social Work, at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University, Montreal) and at the Saidye Bronfman Centre (Montreal). He acted as a consultant for a number of organizations and served as treasurer of the Canadian Centre P.E.N. International (1980-1982). He died in 1992.David Weiss's publications include the textbook Principles of Administration in Social Agencies (1956), Existential Human Relations (1975), and numerous articles and poems in professional and popular journals. Topics include leisure, human relations, and social work. A naturalized Canadian citizen, David Weiss was the recipient of the Queen's Coronation Medal (1953) and the Centennial Canada Medal (1967).
Custodial History
The collection is on permanent loan from the Jewish Public Library. It was transfered in spring of 2001.
Notes
The finding aid was producted by the JPL.The Biographical sketch in from the finding aid from the JPL.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ANSELL, David Abraham.

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Collection
ANSELL, David Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0004
Scope and Content
Correspondence from prominent Canadians including several expressing sympathy for Jews massacred in Russia as well as immigration. Notes for speeches on finance, Jews and Conservatism. Press clippings relating to politics, various Jewish causes, religion, finance and trade with Mexico. Biographical…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
ANSELL, David Abraham.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Correspondence from prominent Canadians including several expressing sympathy for Jews massacred in Russia as well as immigration. Notes for speeches on finance, Jews and Conservatism. Press clippings relating to politics, various Jewish causes, religion, finance and trade with Mexico. Biographical articles in Yiddish.
Date
1877-1940.
Fonds No.
P0004
History Biographical
Born in London in 1834, Mr. Ansell was educated in England and Germany. He came to Canada in 1860. He was an ardent British imperialist, and was acquainted with John A. MacDonald and George-Etienne Cartier from pre-Confederation times. In his "Welding the Lines of Union" he unfolded a scheme similar to the one later advocated by Joseph Chamberlain. Appointed Consul-General for Mexico in Canada, he resigned in 1913 due to age. He was deeply involved in Jewish educational and philanthropic work, and was the first chairman of the Canadian Committee of Jewish Colonization Association. He was a charter member and for 17 years president of Baron de Hirsch Institute and was instrumental in passing of legislation giving equal rights to Jewish children in public schools in Montreal. He died in Montreal in 1914.
Notes
English and Yiddish.Fonds consists of mostly originals.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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COHEN, Samuel David.

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Collection
COHEN, Samuel David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0039
Scope and Content
Canadian Jewish Congress reports on public relations to combat anti-Semitism. Signed replies from delegates to Canadian Jewish Congress 1934 (form letters only). Canadian Jewish Congress correspondence and minutes. Cercle juif de la Langue français reports, etc.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
COHEN, Samuel David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.1 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Canadian Jewish Congress reports on public relations to combat anti-Semitism. Signed replies from delegates to Canadian Jewish Congress 1934 (form letters only). Canadian Jewish Congress correspondence and minutes. Cercle juif de la Langue français reports, etc.
Date
1934-1959.
Fonds No.
P0039
History Biographical
Samual David Cohen was one of the founders of Canadian Jewish Congress in 1919 and among those who reorganized it in 1934; was Director of United Talmud Torahs of Montreal; was joint secretary of 1919 Canadian Jewish Congress convention and secretary of Canadian Jewish Congress Eastern Division after 1934 reorganization; was Chairman of Canadian Jewish Congress Boycott Committee which did much to lessen Nazi commercial and political influence in Canada; was chairman of the Committee on Relations with French Canadians of Canadian Jewish Congress and was involved with CJC's Cercle juif de la Langue français; was secretary of Ukrainian War Orphans Committee; was executive director of Retail Women's Wear Association of Montreal and editor of its magazine
Notes
English and French.1 correspondence file Canadian Jewish Congress; 1 file Canadian Jewish Congress minutes.Canadian Jewish Congress Records Series ZA (Chronological files).
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.

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Collection
COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.23 metres of textual records. - 1 sound element.
Fonds No.
P0040
Scope and Content
Register of marriages and births officiated by him 1899-1925 at Congregation Beth Israel of Montreal. Provincial marriage licences, official birth declarations and Hebrew marriage certificates. Biographical press clippings and articles on religion mostly in Yiddish. (Addition I) Approx 200 letters,…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
COHEN, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.23 metres of textual records. - 1 sound element.
Scope and Content
Register of marriages and births officiated by him 1899-1925 at Congregation Beth Israel of Montreal. Provincial marriage licences, official birth declarations and Hebrew marriage certificates. Biographical press clippings and articles on religion mostly in Yiddish. (Addition I) Approx 200 letters, 3 files of clippings by and about Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen of Montreal, and his son-in-law Harry Feirst (USA). 164 letters by Hirsch to family members in Yiddish and Hebrew (1904-1947). 25 other letters to Fierst. Report and sermon. (Addition II) Letters to P. Fierst, Hebrew letter 1929 from Israel describing the Arab Riots, letter 1927 about his son's Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem, Jewish Welfare Board in New York, Rabbi Eisenstadt Correspondence from New York. (Addition III) 1 interview cassette of Herbert Fierst interviewing Phil Vineberg (relative) about recollections of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen.
Date
1899-1980.
Fonds No.
P0040
History Biographical
Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen was born in 1862 in Lithuania and received his rabbinical ordination in Vilna and Volozhin. He was dean of the Canadian Rabbinate and president of the Montreal Council of Orthodox Rabbis; opened the first session of Canadian Jewish Congress with a prayer in 1919; founder of Jewish Community Council of Montreal (Va'ad Ha'ir) and Talmud Torah School; active in Mizrachi organization of Orthodox Zionists; served on executive of Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; author of many learned articles on religion. He died in 1950
Custodial History
The donor, Herbert Fierst, is the son of Harry Fierst, son-in-law of Zvi Hirsch, to whom most of the correspondence is addressed. Harry Fierst, a businessman, was involved in religious and Zionist Jewish causes. Herbert, a lawyer, helped displaced person (DPs) after WWII.
Notes
Fragile materials.P97/11, P97/11add, P97/11add2.English, Yiddish and Hebrew.An interview tape about the family history was donated by Mr. Fierst in 1998.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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CRESTOHL, Leon David.

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Collection
CRESTOHL, Leon David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.5 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0042
Scope and Content
Religious manuscripts in Hebrew. Photocopies of family correspondence, mostly in Yiddish. Religious correspondence in Hebrew with Rabbi C.M. Crestohl of Quebec City. MacDonald College scrapbook 1921. Personal correspondence. Congratulatory correspondence regarding election victory 1950. Run of Hous…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
CRESTOHL, Leon David.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.5 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Religious manuscripts in Hebrew. Photocopies of family correspondence, mostly in Yiddish. Religious correspondence in Hebrew with Rabbi C.M. Crestohl of Quebec City. MacDonald College scrapbook 1921. Personal correspondence. Congratulatory correspondence regarding election victory 1950. Run of House of Commons "Debates". Published report of his trip around the world. Jewish National Fund Negev Dinner album with photos and correspondence. 2 scrapbooks 1946-1961 of invitations to social and political events (L-22). Scrapbooks of press clippings regarding political activities. Scrapbook 1930-1960, Yiddish and Hebrew press clippings about his political career (L-26). Photos PC 10 - 2 Photo albums of Israeli settlements (in L-22); also photo files PC 1/4/7; PC1/4/8. The albums and photos are stored separately from the textual records
Date
1917-1963.
Fonds No.
P0042
History Biographical
Born in 1900, Mr. Crestohl was a barrister and a Member of Parliament, a Zionist, past president of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal (Va'ad Ha'ir), former editor of Canadian Jewish Chronicle, he served as President of Canadian ORT, Zionist Order Habonim, Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, and vice-president of Zionist Organization of Canada. He was a staunch defender of minority rights and a proponent of an open immigration policy for Canada. He died in 1963
Notes
Hebrew, English, and Yiddish.Box of correspondence, Canadian Jewish Congress minutes and briefs.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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