Fonds consists of David and Hannah Kalovsky birth certificates (Russian) and immigration papers; David Carlofsky Power of Attorney; Abe Carlofsky birth certificate, educational certifications, reference letter, World War II documentation including correspondence of 257 letters written to his mother…
Fonds consists of David and Hannah Kalovsky birth certificates (Russian) and immigration papers; David Carlofsky Power of Attorney; Abe Carlofsky birth certificate, educational certifications, reference letter, World War II documentation including correspondence of 257 letters written to his mother Hannah and siblings; Abe's Canadian passports; general correspondence; a variety of family photographs; certificates and plaques in appreciation of the Carlofsky Family philanthropy. Ephemera includes: Kiddish invitation; JCC Membership card; Rideau Golf and Country Club membership and bill; blank post cards; photo books and pen. Personal prayer books include: "Readings from the Holy Scriptures for Jewish sailors, soldiers and airmen" and "Prayer Book for Jewish Members of H.M. Forces."
Abe Carlofsky Certificates:
Congregation Beth Shalom Service Award, undated;
Congregation Beth Shalom in recognition of 50 years or more of membership of Congregation Beth Shalom, July, 1994;
Congregation beth Shalom T.P. “Ted” Metrick, Q.C. distinguished Service Award, 1994;
Jerusalem Branch Ottawa Hebrew Free Loan Association to certifying Abe Carlofsky as a Founding Member, November, 1964;
100 Mile Club at the JCC of Ottawa, undated;
B’nai Brith, Ottawa Lodge #885, Certificate of Membership, December 2, 1973;
B’nai Brith, Ottawa Lodge # 885, Certificate of Membership, May, 1974;
In recognition for outstanding support for the Invest In Excellence Campaign for the Ottawa Civic Hospital, 1988-1993;
In appreciation to the Carlofsky Family for dedicated support, Official Opening Ceremony of the Royal Canadian Legion Haemodialysis Unit, Ottawa Civic Hospital. March 23, 1991.
Appreciation of support of the Eye Institute of the National Capital Ottawa General Hospital. undated
Appreciation of generosity and goodwill for donation of Carlofsky Medical Conference Room the Ottawa Civic Hospital Foundation, January, 1987;
A Gift Forever, The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation gratefully acknowledges the establishment of the Carlofsky Family Educational Fund, May, 1983.
Military Service Paybook
Abe Carlofsky dog tags
Air Force ID and pin
1940 - 2003
Abe Carlofsky was born on December 8, 1912, in Ottawa, the son of Hannah and David Carlofsky. “David and Hannah immigrated from Odessa to Ottawa. With the births in Ottawa of Rose, Freda, Anne, Abe and Sol, the Carlofskys became a close-knit family of five children.” Abe, Freda and Sol never married.
In September 1927, Abe Carlofsky enrolled in the Commercial Department of the Technical School, later known as the High School of Commerce. Previously he had been in First Form of Kent Street High School. He was promoted to Third Form in June, 1928. By July of 1929, he entered the Civil Service of Canada and in 1934 was assigned to a permanent position as a clerk.
He served on Active Service with the Royal Canadian Air Force from September 1942 until May 1946. He served overseas for two years, on flight control work and saw service in England and with the occupational force in Germany.
After the war Abe returned to the Civil Service and took early retirement in the 1960's. For the next forty years he identified and supported worthy causes in the Carlofsky Family name. These charities included Beth Shalom Synagogue, Carlofsky Family Day Care at Hillel Lodge as well as Civic Hospital and Ottawa General Campuses of the Ottawa Hospital.
Abe became an avid golfer at the Rideau View Golf Club, and also served on the Rideau View Golf Club's board.
Abe Carlofsky in 2002 and through his estate in 2004.
Quotation from Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, Carlofsky brothers donate $250,000 for new family day care by Cynthia Nyman Engel, August 23, 1999.