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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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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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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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Genealogy and Memoir Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75472
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1348
Scope and Content
The collection consists of self or non-published books detailing family lineages, personal and family memoirs, as well as reproduced photographs, diaries, and letters in certain cases.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
The collection consists of self or non-published books detailing family lineages, personal and family memoirs, as well as reproduced photographs, diaries, and letters in certain cases.
Date
c.1940-2013
Fonds No.
1348
Storage Location
JPL
7-1E
History Biographical
This collection was created by JPL Archives staff in 2014 as a means of organizing and promoting the increasing amount of single volume donations of family trees or memoirs.
Language
English
Custodial History
All volumes were donated by various families. See item descriptions for more information.
Subjects
Genealogy
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sarah E. Fischer Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30235
Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Fonds No.
1017
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Date
1913-1975
Fonds No.
1017
Storage Location
4-5A
4-5B
History Biographical
Sarah Fischer was born in Paris, France, moved as a young girl to England, where she attended grade school. At the age of 13 she and her parents (1909) came to Canada and they settled in Montreal. In Montreal, Fischer was employed as a long distance operator during the day and at night took free singing lessons at the Monument Nationale. In 1917, Fischer won the Strathcona Award which enabled her to go to London, England on a three-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music. She left Montreal in 1919 and with a few interruptions spent the next 21 years of her life abroad. She sang in major opera houses in Europe, gave numerous radio recitals and concerts and achieved good reviews. She was considered a most lyrical soprano with a beautiful appearance and good acting ability. In 1940 she returned to Montreal. For the next 35 years, until she died on May 3, 1975, Fischer spent most of her time orgnanizing the Sarah Fischer Concerts where young musicians got a chance to appear in public and show their talent. Many prominent Canadian musicians got their start with these concerts.
Language
English
Related Material
Related photographs in the JPL Photograph Collection. Larger collection of Sarah Fischer housed at the Library and Archives of Canada.
Accession No.
00-004
Name Access
Fischer, Sarah E., 1896-1975
Subjects
Musicians
Places
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30236
Collection
Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.1m of textual material and other material
Fonds No.
1022
Scope and Content
This collection consists of office records pertaining to Jewish Junior Welfare League activities, correspondence and material related to these activities, material published or collected by the JJWL, certificates and awards they have received and multiple media material.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.1m of textual material and other material
Scope and Content
This collection consists of office records pertaining to Jewish Junior Welfare League activities, correspondence and material related to these activities, material published or collected by the JJWL, certificates and awards they have received and multiple media material.
Date
1926-1984
Fonds No.
1022
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Jewish Junior Welfare League
History Biographical
The Jewish Junior Welfare League was founded in 1926 by 26 young ladies who were dedicated to the ideal of community service. The league's objective from the start were: A. To train and educate its members as able volunteers. B. To sustain by means of volunteer service and financial assistance a number of worthy projects eeded by the community. C. To keep members enlightened on all issues within the scope of the social, economic and cultural welfare of the community. Projects over the years included volunteering in hospitals, schools & developing recreational programs for young and old, healthy and sick. The league reached its zenith in the 1960s with a membership of 300. By the mid 1970s problems began to beset them, however. Their ranks became depleted as more and more women chose to go to work, and many of the needs they were filling were taken over by government agencies. June 19, 1984 at the annual meeting the decision to disband was taken.
Language
English
Custodial History
Transferred from the Jewish Junior Welfare League.
Notes
The fonds also includes objects. Title based on the content of the collection.
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some copyright restrictions may apply.
Accession No.
00-126
Name Access
Jewish Junior Welfare League
Subjects
Volunteers
Women's organizations
Philanthropy
Places
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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Jewish People's and Peretz Schools

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30573
Collection
Jewish People's and Peretz Schools Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5.1 metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1024
Scope and Content
The series consists of: minutes of meetings; records related to history, campaigns and building development; financial records; school programs; files relating to different stakeholders (teachers, students, and parents); files relating to the Concert Society; publications; correspondence; files rel…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish People's and Peretz Schools Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5.1 metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
The series consists of: minutes of meetings; records related to history, campaigns and building development; financial records; school programs; files relating to different stakeholders (teachers, students, and parents); files relating to the Concert Society; publications; correspondence; files relating to Bialik High School; JPPS publicity; records from the Office of the Principal; and audio visual collection. The form of the records consists primary of textual records with some photographs, items, and audio visual material. The series consists of fourteen subseries, organized by subject.
Date
1924-2006
Fonds No.
1024
History Biographical
The Jewish People’s Schools & Peretz Schools (JPPS) was formed through the merger of the two schools in 1971. At the time of the merger, the Jewish People’s Schools student population was 865, while the Jewish Peretz Schools was 260. The merger amalgamated all aspects of the schools including budget, finance, pensions, administration, education goals and philosophy. The union of the schools was a difficult process. One of the more pressing needs for the merger was the financial difficulties of the Jewish Peretz Schools, including the inability to honour teachers’ wages and a debt totalling $250,000. The education goals and philosophy of JPPS includes the need to instil in students the importance of a Jewish studies program (the study of Yiddish and Hebrew, and Jewish history); an attachment and a sense of responsibility to the State of Israel and its people; and a sense of general social justice. Once the schools were united, JPPS was able to pursue the goal of creating a day high school. Bialik High School was founded in 1972. In 1984, Bialik High School was moved to 6500 Kildare Road, where it is currently located. This school system as a whole is commonly known as JPPS-Bialik. By 1984, JPPS elementary consisted of two campuses: Van Horne and Cote St-Luc. In 2004, JPPS/Bialik made the controversial move to merge these two elementary campuses. The pressure to merge was partially due to an influx of immigrants from the former Soviet Union (who generally could not speak English or French), adding considerable strain to the Cote St-Luc campus. As a result, the Cote St-Luc location was closed. JPPS elementary is now located at 5170 Van Horne Avenue. That same year, the JPPS celebrated its 90th anniversary. The JPPS is funded by enrolment tuition and fees, provincial government grants, the Federation CJA, fundraising campaigns, and private contributions. Important student events organized by the JPPS consist of the JPPS Music Festival, the Concert Society’s Annual Concert, and the Bialik Festival of the Arts and the organization of student trips to Israel. JPPS also runs a Children's Centre, located at 7950 Wavell Road.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Arrangement
This fonds was arranged intellectually and physically following the principle of original order. The fonds is based on the records created at the merging of the two schools to create the Jewish Peoples' Schools and Peretz Schools in 1971. For records of the individual schools, please see their individual archival collections.
Access Restriction
Some student records may be restricted for privacy reasons.
Related Material
Jewish Peretz Schools Fonds
Jewish Peoples' Schools Fonds
Subjects
Jewish People's Schools and Peretz Schools
Education, Elementary
Education - Jews
Children - Jewish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Louis Rubenstein Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38825
Collection
Louis Rubenstein Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1168
Scope and Content
Consists of one large scrapbook of Rubenstein's achievements in figure skating as well as several folders of material dealing with the establishment of the Louis Rubenstein Memorial on Parc Avenue in Montreal, Quebec.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Louis Rubenstein Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of one large scrapbook of Rubenstein's achievements in figure skating as well as several folders of material dealing with the establishment of the Louis Rubenstein Memorial on Parc Avenue in Montreal, Quebec.
Date
1859-2002
Fonds No.
1168
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Louis Rubenstein (1861-1931) is one of Canada's most legendary sports figures. In 1890, he became the first World FancySkating Champion, at a competition held in Russia, and a Canadian sports hero. However, Mr. Rubenstein aptitude for sports extended far beyond skating. He was a venerable proponent of cycling, curling, bowling, and swimming. His love of sports led him to establish the International Skating Union of America and the Amateur Skating Association of Canada. He also organized other fields of amateur sports. He became a civic leader and philanthropist, devoting his energy to underprivileged youth.
Language
English
French
Russian
Norwegian
Subjects
Rubenstein, Louis, 1861-1931
Skating
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Shulamis Yelin Fonds

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Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
graphic material
object
Physical Description
8.00 metres of textual records + ca. 125 audio cassettes + ca. 1300 photographs + other material
Fonds No.
1032
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
graphic material
object
Physical Description
8.00 metres of textual records + ca. 125 audio cassettes + ca. 1300 photographs + other material
Date
1926-2000
Fonds No.
1032
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Shulamis Yelin was born in Montreal on April 12, 1913 to Aaron and Vichna (Dobkin) Bordodensky. Educated at Jewish Peretz Scholl, 1925-1928, Baron Byng High School, 1927-1930, MacDonald College School for Teachers, 1939-1940, Sir George Williams University, B.A., 1954-1957, and Universite de Montreal, M.A. (Cum Laude) 1961. Married Ezra Yelin, 1941. Had one daughter, Gilah. During her 35 years of teaching, she taught every grade from nursery to university, the latter at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Much of her teaching was done with gifted children. In 1968, she was named Master Teacher by the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal. She contributed essays, reviews, poems, short stories and literary cirticisms to periodicals such as the Reconstructionist, Zynergy, Viewpoints, Canadian Author and Bookman, Jewish Digest, Montreal Times, Crossroads and Jewish Dialogue. Her published books include; Creative Camping in Jewish Life, 1954; The Jew In Canada 1760-1960; Seeded in Sinai, 1975; Shulamis: Stories From a Montreal Childhood, 1983; Au Soleil de Ma Nuit, 1985; Many Mirrors May Faces, 1986; Une Enfance Juive A Montreal, 1998; Where All Her Wars Are Marked, 2002. Her awards included The Bronfman Graduate Fellowship, 1957; LA Med Literary Prize, 1962; Certificate of Honour from Le Ministre Des Affaires Culturelles du Quebec, 1972; Canadian Confederation Medal, 1993. She served as Vice-President of the Canadian Authors Association, Cultural Chair for the Pioneer Women - Na'amat Organization and Judge of the J.I. Segal Literary Award. She died in Montreal on June 24, 2002.
Language
English, French, and Yiddish
Custodial History
Donated directly by Shulamis Yelin
Arrangement
Arranged by series according to material in fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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