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2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. – 2007.

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Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055; 2; 00774
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sam Gesser Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1055
Series No.
2
File No.
00774
Storage Location
3-2G
CTN 024
Language
English
Notes
This file contains correspondence, press releases, advertisements, and programs for the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Name Access
Gesser, Sam, 1930-2008
Subjects
Folk music
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Abe Carlofsky fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80341
Collection
Abe Carlofsky fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3 boxes multiple media
Fonds No.
I0003
Scope and Content
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…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abe Carlofsky fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3 boxes multiple media
Scope and Content
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. Plaques: 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. Artifacts: Military Service Paybook Abe Carlofsky dog tags Air Force ID and pin
Date
1940 - 2003
Fonds No.
I0003
History Biographical
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.
Acquisition Source
Abe Carlofsky in 2002 and through his estate in 2004.
Notes
Quotation from Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, Carlofsky brothers donate $250,000 for new family day care by Cynthia Nyman Engel, August 23, 1999.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Abraham and Dora Lithwick fonds.

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Collection
Abraham and Dora Lithwick fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
muliple media
Fonds No.
I0006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newsclipping about Dora and Abraham Lithwick as well as various Lithwick family members; a family tree of the descendants of Naphtulah Hertz Lithwick and Ester Bayla Lerner; a book of Daily Prayers presented to Harold Lithwick on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah, September 11, 194…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abraham and Dora Lithwick fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
muliple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newsclipping about Dora and Abraham Lithwick as well as various Lithwick family members; a family tree of the descendants of Naphtulah Hertz Lithwick and Ester Bayla Lerner; a book of Daily Prayers presented to Harold Lithwick on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah, September 11, 1948, Audio interview with Dora Lithwick, 1974; Audio interview with Sidney Lithwick, 2007; photographs.
Fonds No.
I0006
History Biographical
Abraham Lithwick (b. 1897 Ritziv, Russia - d. 1953 Ottawa) and Dora (Rosenberg) Lithwick (b. 1897 Rovno, Ukraine - d. January 30, 1980 Ottawa) arrived in Ottawa on July 8, 1921. They were among the large group of immigrants that fled Russia and its pograms in the early 1920's. They operated, Lithwick's, a wholesale and retail store in the Byward Market for 12 years. In 1937, the entire family left Ottawa for Melbourne, Australia where Dora’s father, brothers and uncles had immigrated. Because of an epidemic of infantile paralysis, they returned to Ottawa 15 weeks after their initial departure. Another reason was the unexpected aspect that the Lithwicks would be starting again as immigrants in Australia and learning a new set of rules and regulations for business. Upon their return, Abraham Lithwick turned to real estate and became more involved in the Jewish community. He died in 1953 after a short illness. Shortly after, Dora Lithwick began working toward establishing a home for elderly Jewish people. In 1963, the sod was turned for Hillel Lodge on Wurtemburg Street. Dora Lithwick was a founder and first President of the Ottawa Jewish Home for the Aged. In 1975, she was instrumental in having a religious chapel added to the home and it carried the name Abraham and Dora Lithwick Beth Midrash.
Notes
1. Dora’s father in Australia was working in real estate. 2. Interview with Dora Lithwick gives an excellent overview of shop life during the depression in Ottawa.
Related Material
Related material in Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds, Barry Lithwick speech, and a frequently reproduced photograph of Dora and Abraham Lithwick standing in front of their By Ward Market store in the Hugo Levendel fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Abraham Caplin fonds

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Collection
Abraham Caplin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual material, objects
Fonds No.
I0007
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: a photocopied letter from Rabbi Fyne, July 18, 1924; a hand coloured certificate of condolence when Abraham Caplin died in July, 1924 signed by S. Spevak (President) and A. Sugarman (Vice-President) (see 1-1007); and four shoichet knives. The shoichet knives (butchers knives) we…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abraham Caplin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual material, objects
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: a photocopied letter from Rabbi Fyne, July 18, 1924; a hand coloured certificate of condolence when Abraham Caplin died in July, 1924 signed by S. Spevak (President) and A. Sugarman (Vice-President) (see 1-1007); and four shoichet knives. The shoichet knives (butchers knives) were owned by Abraham Caplin. Two have stamps from New Jersey, a third was made in Germany, and the fourth is unmarked. Three also have what seems to be early Bakelite handles - the earliest type of commercial plastic. This would put the date of their manufacture at any time after 1907. The handle from Germany however is made of ivory and is stamped with the name G. Gruenwald / Konigsberg. Gruenwald specialized in making ritual knives like circumcision blades and other slaughterer's tools. The these knives were likely made between 1850 and 1915. Allan has memories of his grandfather sharpening the knives using a whetstone, again and again, until they were sharper than a razor blade. "He would run his fingernail down the length of the blade looking for any chips, and if there were, back to the stone."
Date
[ca. 1924]
Fonds No.
I0007
History Biographical
Abraham Caplin (b. unknown - d. 1926) arrived in Ottawa in 1889 from Russia. He came with his wife, Doris (Pullan), daughter Bessie Caplin (b. 1888- d. 1951) and sons Louis Caplin and Manny Caplin. Abraham was a cantor but was unable to make a living as a cantor in Ottawa as the Jewish community was simply too small - only around 25 to 30 people. In the late 1890's or early 1900's, he became a shochet, as well as a secondhand goods merchant. The family has a small home and shop located at 479 Wellington (See Ottawa's 1907 City Directory). The family eventually moved to 367 Besserer which was much closer to the slaughterhouse, which at the time was located in a park that located at the corner of Charlotte and Laurier Avenue. Allan Maser, Abraham's grandson, recalled "it was on the very edge of the town at that time. Beyond that was Eastview (now Vanier) and then fields and fields." Abraham was a founder and strong supporter of Agudath Achim, Ottawa's second congregation, and was mourned deeply by the entire community when he passed away in 1926. Abraham's son Louis Caplin married Alice Adler and lived in Toronto. Son Manny moved first to Detroit, then settled in Los Angeles. Daughter Bessie married Rabbi Max Maser (b. 1886- d. 1953) sometime between 1906 and 1911. Bessie met Rabbi Maser when he was invited to perform High Holiday services for Agudath Achim and stayed at the family's home. Rabbi Maser subsequently became the Assistant Cantor of Congregation Agudath Achim and would serve the congregation between 1924 and 1954. The couple had nine sons, seven of whom served overseas in World War II, and a daughter.
Acquisition Source
Allan Maser.
Notes
1. Biographical information provided by Allan Maser and by the Honourable Abraham H. Lieff, 2001. 2. The Caplan surname is usually spelled with “a,” however, Abraham Caplin’s headstone in the Bank Street cemetery is spelled with an “i”. Allan Maser suggested (July, 2014) that the change in spelling likely occurred during the immigration process.
Related Material
Related material in Hy Maser fonds, Biographical files under Maser Family.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Abraham Reisen Schools

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Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.2m textual records
IV
Scope and Content
Consists of the school records of the Abraham Reisen/Workmen's Circle schools (containers 018-019).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.2m textual records
Scope and Content
Consists of the school records of the Abraham Reisen/Workmen's Circle schools (containers 018-019).
Series No.
IV
Storage Location
Bay 6
Creator
Workmen's Circle of Montreal
Subjects
Workmen's Circle Schools
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Abraham Shaffer fonds

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Collection
Abraham Shaffer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file; 1 framed certificate
Fonds No.
I0009
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of biographical material; 1 framed document commemorating the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer, June 1922, presented by the Board of Directors of Ottawa Talmud Torah (4-724).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abraham Shaffer fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file; 1 framed certificate
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of biographical material; 1 framed document commemorating the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shaffer, June 1922, presented by the Board of Directors of Ottawa Talmud Torah (4-724).
Date
1932
Fonds No.
I0009
History Biographical
Abraham Shaffer was born in Albany, NY in 1885, son of Samuel Shaffer (b. date unknown - d. 1917) and Mushah Shaffer (b. date unknown - d. 1923). Samuel Shaffer immigrated to New York from Russia. After landing at Ellis Island he settled in Albany and became an agent for a soda water manufacturer. He travelled to Ottawa several times during the summers and while visiting boarded with Jewish families. He eventually moved his family to Gigues Street and worked as a peddler. As a young man, Abraham went to work for an uncle in Brooklyn who was in the bookbinding business, where he was tasked with applying gold leaf to books. In Brooklyn he met Mary Baslaw and they married in 1907. Mary’s family operated a small grocery business without refrigeration. The shop operated long hours. Mary, who by then had two small sons, Irving and Harold, was also working in the family business and became very run down. Abraham and Mary decided to leave Brooklyn and move to Canada and spent a winter in Buckingham, Quebec, before settling in Ottawa. They would have a daughter Beatrice, and two more sons, Milton and Sheldon. In February, 1911 they opened Shaffer's clothing shop on Dalhousie Street. Shortly afterwards they relocated the shop to Rideau Street as Mary realised shops on Rideau saw more business. Eventually they expanded to include 143 to 147 and 147 1/2 Rideau. The store remained there until it closed in 1967.
Notes
Biographical notes on Abraham Shaffer taken from Milton, in Florida, on the phone, February 3, 2003. He added that the Shaffer's lived over the store and Abraham played classical piano.
Related Material
Shaffer's Ltd. and Harold Shaffer fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Acknowledgements and Mazel Tovs

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn92901
Collection
Peter Jacobs Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file textual records and graphic material
Fonds No.
1443; 003; 002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Peter Jacobs Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file textual records and graphic material
Date
1983, 1997, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2016-2017
Fonds No.
1443
Series No.
003
File No.
002
Storage Location
JPL Stacks
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Adath Shalom Congregation fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80299
Collection
Adath Shalom Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records; 3 CDs
Fonds No.
C0002
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Bulletins first published (1978 to present), minutes of board meetings and annual general meeting, financial records, (1989-1995), news clippings, pamphlets, and an embossed stamp. Box 1 - Administration. Constitutions and By-Laws - 1979, 1997, 2001; AGM Material - 1990, 1992-1…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adath Shalom Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records; 3 CDs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Bulletins first published (1978 to present), minutes of board meetings and annual general meeting, financial records, (1989-1995), news clippings, pamphlets, and an embossed stamp. Box 1 - Administration. Constitutions and By-Laws - 1979, 1997, 2001; AGM Material - 1990, 1992-1996; AGM Material - 1997-2006; AGM Material - 2007-2012; General Correspondence and Messages to Congregants - 1987-1989; Membership Fees Correspondence - 1988, 1990, 1993, 1996; Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes - 1978-1992; Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes - 1993-1995; Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes - 1996-1999; Board of Trustees Minutes - 2000-2002; Board of Trustees Minutes - 2003-2006; Financial - 1989-1998; Financial - 2007- 25th Anniversary Booklets - 2003; Membership Lists - 1988-1995, 1997, 1999-2012; Box 2 - Bulletins, Clippings and Congregation Material. Bulletins - 1978-1983; Bulletins - 1984-1986; Bulletins - 1987-1989; Bulletins - 1990-1993; Bulletins - 1994-1997; Bulletins - 1998-2001; Bulletins - 2002-2007; Bulletins - 2008-2010; Bulletins - 2011- ongoing; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin Adath Shalom Articles - 1978-2000; Memorabilia - 1991-1996; Clippings, Pamphlets and Programs - 1980-2002; Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Material and Guides - 1995-2000 (with gaps); Material on Various Adath Shalom Programming - 1988-2007 (with gaps); Various Stationary and Tickets - Dates Unknown; Multimedia CD - containing AGM documents and reports - 2001-2014, Board Meeting Minutes - 2009-2014, Bulletins - 2007-2014; CD - containing 94 photos from Purim - 2013; CD - containing 50 digital images from the congregations 25th Anniversary as well as miscellaneous historical photos (all CDs stored in Multimedia Box 1);
Date
1978 - 1995
Fonds No.
C0002
Storage Location
B.2.4
History Biographical
Rabbi Roy Tannenbaum, formerly of Agudath Israel Congregation, initiated the idea for an egalitarian Conservative synagogue. Early supporters included Morris Schnitzer and Leah Schnitzer, Steve Sugar and Chris Sugar as well as Irwin Brodo and Fenja Brodo. By September, 1979, Adath Shalom was officially affiliated with the United Synagogue Of America (now called the United Synagogues of Conservative Judaism), and it was welcomed as a member of the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa. The first service was held on July 22, 1978, in the Greenbank Public School library and the first president Michael Berns was elected in August 1978. Prayer books were stored in Greenbank School lockers and the Sefer Torah was initially borrowed from Beth Shalom Synagogue. The ark and bimah were stored in the school’s storage area. Other space was rented for High Holidays. Founding principles included more equal participation of women in the service and by February 1982, women were welcomed to participate as part of the minyan. Only after a number of years and many different chazanim and rabbis did congregates take on the responsibility of leasing space for services for the High Holy Days. At the Annual General Meeting in 1990, the congregation approved a move to the Broadview Campus of the Jewish Community Centre and the first service was held at Hillel Academy chapel in 1993.
Notes
1. Congregation history taken from Irwin M. Brodo’s History of the Adath Shalom Congregation with an emphasis on the early years, ca. 1978-1990 in Bulletin dated June 17 to August 31, 2002.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Adolphe Sherman fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80466
Collection
Adolphe Sherman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5 files, multiple media.
Fonds No.
I0010
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Adolphe Sherman's personal scrapbook started in July 1931; News clippings detailing Adolphe Sherman’s Jewish community life; A history of B'nai Jacob congregation; Certificates belonging to Adolph and Sadie Sherman; A large selection of family photographs; Sherman and Maser family…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Adolphe Sherman fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5 files, multiple media.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Adolphe Sherman's personal scrapbook started in July 1931; News clippings detailing Adolphe Sherman’s Jewish community life; A history of B'nai Jacob congregation; Certificates belonging to Adolph and Sadie Sherman; A large selection of family photographs; Sherman and Maser family clippings; Family history chart (descendents of Adolphe Eidel Sherman and Shuvah Paskefsky); Three photographic albums; A large number of loose photographs of family members and family trips; Photocopied records from B'nai Jacob (some documents in Hebrew, others typed 1930's lists of congregation members); A newspaper obituary for "Mrs. Max Friedman," Jerry Friedman's mother; A large number of family vacation photographs (Austria, Venice, England, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Prince Edward Island, a Mediterranean cruise, Paris, Athens, Majorica, Zurich, Mexico); A 1931 trophy from B’nai Jacob Congregation Auxilliary; Two photocopies of an old photograph of Sadie Pascovsky and her brother (see note 1); Various photographs of Jerry Friedman's parents, Max and Ethyl, photocopies of old family photographs; Two photographs from Paul Smolkin's bar mitzvah,1964; An envelope for photographs stamped with Friedman's Pharmacy on it; A photograph of Alex Sherman, Adolphe's brother; A photograph from Jack Young and Rose Young's wedding in Ottawa,1952; Photograph of Paul Smolkin at two months old, 1954; Photographs from Rideau View Golf Club and a family ski trip to an unidentified hill; A file on Alex Sherman (Mr. Records) containing two photographs and an article on him and his record buying business from Star Weekly Magazine, December 12, 1959; Various photographs of Perley-Ann Friedman; A file of photographs and some magazine articles featuring Sylvia and her Red Cross work; A group of photographs and a signed wedding resgistration sheet from Sylvia and Jerry's white wedding album; A letter from Peter Abramoff from Fort Myers, Florida, asking Perley-Ann for information regarding the Sherman side of the family; A large file of photographs and documents pertaining to Jerry Friedman's life and work with Public Relations including articles, ID cards, documents from La Chaine Des Rotisseurs, invitation to a dinner with Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau and American President, Ronald Regan,March 10, 1981.
Date
1927-1943
Fonds No.
I0010
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Adolphe Sherman (b.1888- d.1943) was born near Minsk, Russia. He spent his early years in Kiev travelling from village to village as a tailor, before arriving in Ottawa in 1903 at age 15. Adolphe Sherman was sponsored by his uncle R. H. Miller, a ladies tailor and furrier. Naturally he went to work for his uncle, working as a cutter and designer before opening his own small shop at 390 Somerset Street. The small shop was a success so he opened a larger store, A. Sherman Ladies Tailor and Furrier, at 216 Bank Street in 1912. Adolphe Sherman’s wife, Sadie Pascovsky (also seen as Pakefsky, Paskevsky, and later changed to Pascal) (b. April 7, 1886 – d. March 24, 1960) also worked in the business. Sadie was born in Odessa, Russia, and arrived in Ottawa in 1905 at age 19. She and Adolphe were married in 1905. In 1926 the Sherman’s were living at 406 Bay Street. Adolphe Sherman was President of the B’nai Jacob Congregation (1930-1935) and was responsible for rebuilding the James Street synagogue. He laid the cornerstone for the synagogue in 1931. He was also active in other Ottawa Jewish organizations; serving as Vice-President of the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board, vice-chairman of the Keren Hayesod Campaign for 1933, and was an active member of the Hebrew Benevolent Society. He was also one of the original members of the Ottawa Vaad Ha'ir which was formed in 1934. Adolphe Sherman enjoyed taking his family on motor trips to New York and Philadelphia to visit relatives. He also undertook an extended business and pleasure trip in the winter of 1932 to New York, the Caribbean, Panama and parts of South America. These trips were extensively photographed and documented within the collection. Adolphe and Sadie had three daughters: Sylvia (Friedman), Anne (Aaron) and Dorothy (Maser). Sylvia married Jerry Friedman (Jeremiah Abraham Friedman) in January of 1953 at B'nai Jacob Synagogue. They had one daughter, Perley-Ann Friedman. Anne married Louis Aaron and Dorothy married Dave Maser. Adolphe Sherman’s brother, Alex Sherman, (b. unknown d. May 24, 1975).was a prolific music man who set up record stores across Canada. He acquired the name of Mr. Records, becoming the head of the "Excellent record studio and label." He was among the promoters and organizers that arranged for Elvis Presley‘s concert at The Auditorium music hall in April, 1957. He was the father of Allan Sherman and grandfather of Felicia Sherman and Jennifer Sherman.
Acquisition Source
Sylvia Friedman (1991, 2012).
Sharon Edelson, Family history chart, (August 2010).
Notes
1. Inscription on a photocopied photograph of Sadie and her brother reads: "This is Maw and her brother who lived in New York. He was married to Mrs. Epstine [sic]'s sister. Maw was 18 when the picture was taken in Russia. They never had any children" 2. Numerous unscanned photographs in this fonds. 3. Oversize items include Adolphe's scrapbooks and Sylvia's photo albums. They are located with oversize materials for Individuals and Family fonds. 4.A hand written note within Adolphe's file implies that Sadie's sister (name not given) married a man named Max Shulman. 5.According to some sales records listed in the Ottawa Citizen, September 8, 1933, the Sherman family home was once at Charlotte and Besserer Streets and was sold to a Selena Maxwell for $31,000. 6. Apparently, when many students were forbidden to Elvis Presley but went regardless, they were expelled from school. Alex Sherman spoke to school administrators on the students' behalfs, and faciliated re-enrollment for many.
Related Material
B'nai Jacob Congregation fonds and David Epstein fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Agudath Israel Congregation fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80300
Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events, 2 scrolls
Fonds No.
C0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, Gener…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events, 2 scrolls
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, General Meetings, 1953-1981, various committees, 1955-1996; Bulletins (1948- 2009 with some gaps), Agudath Israel Men’s Club, (1961-1980); Sisterhood membership, (1938-1940,1956 - 1987), minutes of meetings, (1955-1997), Newsletters, (1955- 1984), Cinderella Ball, (1962-1983), Nearly New Shop (1968-2000) and other programs; history and milestones, (1949-1989); religious material and synagogue programs, (1955-1989); building records, (1953-1963); financial statements, (1961,1962.1973); Congregation membership, (1955-1980); correspondence by subject, Rabbi Fine (1982-1988) and some Congregation Presidents, (1958-1986); Malca Pass Library minutes of meetings (1984-1996) and book discussion material. BOX 1 Constitution - 1941-1982; Legal Contracts/Documents: Lapierre Ave, Architectural Drawings; Board of Trustees Minutes - 1949-1979; Quarterly and Annual General Meetings - 1980-1986 and 1992-2007; BOX 2 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1949-1986; BOX 3 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1993-2007; BOX 4 Board/Committee Membership Lists 1962 - 1985 A. H. Lieff Cultural Fund Committee Adult Education Committee Art & Decor, Furnishings, House Committee Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Committee Building and Planning Committee 1955 - 1963 Building Committee 1963 - 1965 Building Committee - Addition 1966 - 1968 Catering Committee 1961 - 1980 Finance Committee 1954 - 1956 Judaic Enrichment Committee Membership Committee Ritual Committee 1961 - 1969 Ritual Committee 1977 - 1981 Ritual Committee 1982 - 1984 Ritual Committee 1985 - 1992 Ritual Committee 1993 - 1996 Social Action And Public Policy 1992 - 2002 Strategic Planning 1995 - 1996 Youth Committee 1965 - 1966, 1977 - 1984 Amalgamation Task Force - 2013 Miscellaneous Committees BOX 5 Financial Statements 1955 - 1965, 1966 - 1972, 1978 - 1980 Financial Receipts 1975 - 1980 Financial Contributions to Other Religious Organizations 1974 - 1981 Seat Rentals 1975 - 1976 Financial Cemetery Trees Cemetery Sections Miscellaneous Programs Brownies and Scouts Camp Ramah Choir Refugees (Boat People) Shabbat Dinner Special Shabbatot Theatre Programs Youth Programs BOX 6 Congregation Membership Lists 1943 – 1998 (divided into three files); Conference on Intermarriage 1973; Genealogical Records for Aliyot – Alphabetical 1978; High Holiday Arrangements – Special and Extra Services 1975-1976; List - Lulav and Etrog 1975-1979; Applications for Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 – 1980; Correspondence re: Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 – 1980; Shabbat/Sabbath – Handbills, Brochures 1938-1982; Correspondence re: Bar/Bat Mitzvah- 1993 – 2013; Lists Bar/Bat Mitzvah 1972 – 1983; Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates 1981- 1990; Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates (with gaps) - 1992 - 2012; Ritual – Geniza Germany – Burial of Books; Passover 1976; Simhat Torah Newsletters and Handbills form other Congregations 1955-1956, 1969, 1983; Publications 1961, 1977; Rabbi Roy D. Tannenbaum 1974, 1976; United Synagogue of Israel – Conservative 1978-1979; United Synagogue of America 1965-1966, 1981; Jewish Theological Seminary of America 1965-2017 (large gaps); Rabbi B. Friedberg correspondence re: Kallah March 1966; Education 1956, 1959 and Proposal for a Conservative Day School for A.T. – B. Shinder 1973 Miscellaneous Awards & Certificates - 1985 - ; Lists - Miscellaneous 1955-1960, 1971-1974, 1977-1978; Sisterhood – Torah Fund 1958 – 1995; BOX 7: Correspondence series Correspondence - 1958-2011; BOX 8: Bulletins, 1948 - 1979 BOX 9: Bulletins, 1980 - 1999 BOX 10: Various Publications including: Bulletins, 2000 - 2014; Yizkor Services, 2004; Sabbath and High Holiday Services Expansion of Women's Participation in Torah Services Correspondence - 1996, 2004-2007 (with gaps) Shabbat Sheets - 1995; Shabbat Sheets - 1996; Shabbat Sheets - September 1998 - December 1999; Shabbat Bulletins - January 25, 2008 - Schedule of Services 2003- 2008; Communiques - Search for new clergy - 2011, Amalgamation with Beth Shalom - 2015; BOX 11: History and Milestones History and Milestones: 1949-1989; BOX 12: Men’s Club Minutes - 1960-1969; Constitution, Lists and Correspondence - 1960-1982; Bulletins and Programs; BOX 13: Malca Pass Library: History, Minutes (1965-1974), (1984-1991), (1992-1996), (1997-2005) Music Sub-committee Minutes 1993, Correspondence 1985-1998, Human Resources/Staffing - Restricted, Memorial Funds 1993, Book Club Membership Lists 1990 - 2005, Book Discussion Group (1989-1993), (1994-1997), (1997-2004) Articles, Misc. 1964-1975 BOX 14: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Minutes Blank Letterhead and Envelopes; By-Laws 1955-1958 - Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1962 - 1997 - separate files of Board and general Meeting Minutes [no year contains complete records of meetings] Sisterhood suspended June 25, 1997 BOX 15: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Cinderella Ball Scrapbooks 1980 Green Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, guest lists, minutes of organizational meetings, correspondence, seating plan, menu, pictures. 1975 Red Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, correspondence 1972 Blue Scrapbook: program, guest list, correspondence 1971 Yellow Hilroy Exercise Book: guest list, minutes, correspondence, flyers 1970 Extra large Scrapbook: guest list, correspondence, flyer [unboxed] April 1960 Scrapbook: “The Jewish House Beautiful” Extra Large Financial records 1964-1965; 1967-1968 1961-1972 X Large Blue Album: flyers, news articles, sisterhood information 1972-1973 Blue Album: Program flyers 1973 – large Sisterhood Photo BOX 16: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Nearly New Shop /Cinderella Ball 2 plaques: 1) Newspaper article (undated) about Nearly New Shop and Mgr Beryl Ben-Reuven; 2) article from Kitchissippi Times Mar 2005 about the Nearly New Shop and Mgr Sharon Fitch. Turquoise Folder - Historical Mementos of Nearly New Shop Red Binder 2000-2005 advertising ads for NN shop A: Nearly New Files: 1) Correspondence – Undated – 3 thank you notes Undated – contact numbers for emergencies 2003 – Procedures - Tikvah program 2002 – Alarm System July, 2000 – thank you note for a donation of t-shirts to a girl’s camp. September, 1997 - October, 2000 – Purchase of recycling material from Nearly New Shop by Salvation Army Ottawa Nov 2000 – packing slip Nov 1999 – window cleaning 1998 – 2 order forms 1999 – Jobs Connect May, 1997 - ?? June 13, 1997 – thank you note for a typewriter June 18, 1997 – thank you note re children’s clothing sent to Le Pedrera, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 2) 1996-2006 – Blue Account Book of Sales 3) Financial Statements – June 30, 1965 - June 30, 1975 — official financial statements June 30, 1968 - 2 copies plus written notes re CB June 30, 1998-June 30, 1999 — official financial statements July 31, 1976 — rough (unaudited) statements of income and expenses 1982 – “ ” 1984 – xerox copies of income and expenses; deposits and receipts 1993-1997 – Comparative graphs – gross receipts 1995-1998 – Comparative Graphs 1996-1998 – “ ” 1998-2002 – “ ” 4) 1977-1980 — List of Nearly New credit accrued to AGI sisterhood members 5) undated – handwritten instructions (no name) for Nearly New dinner event 1985 correspondence March 18, 1999 meeting minutes May 2, 2000 meeting minutes B: Cinderella Ball files: 1) Undated - correspondence 1970-1983 – correspondence with souvenir program advertisers 1976-1983 – correspondence re prizes for CB 2) Financial Statements 1969, 1971-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981-1982 – Audited statements 1966-1971, 1975-1980 — Unaudited statements [2 copies 1979] 1966-1973 – Comparative reports 3) 1973, 1976, 1977 (2) – Floor Plans, guest lists, RSVP’s 4) General File – Undated items on duties of CB committee 1976, 1977, 1981 - Scripts and songs 1976, 1978-1980 – musician’s guild contracts 1974, 1975-1981 – written introduction comments 1975, 1981 – debriefing notes 5) 1966-1983 CB Invitational Flyers 6) 1966-1971 – CB invitations (signed by guests) 7) undated CB lists; 1974-1981 – CB Lists 8) no date – debriefing notes 1976-1983 – meeting minutes 9) CB flyers, several programs, RSVP’s 10) 1963 Publicity Scrapbooks – 1964-1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973-1974. 1963-1983 inclusive – Loose programs for CB 11) First CB (1962) – Speech/Souvenirs Box 17: Agudath Israel Sisterhood 1) Undated: “On the Question of Women in the Synagogue” Anon Apr 30, 1974 Address (7 pages) given by Rose Kiesler, Eastern Canadian Conference 1984 Thank you speech Anon Agudath Israel Sisterhood Bulletins 2) 1950s 1955, Feb 15 1957, Dec, Sept 1958, Mar, May, Sept 1959, Jan, Apr, May 3) 1960s 1960- 1961Sisterhood inserts from the Agudath Israel Bulletin 1964, May 1965, Oct, Nov 1966, May, Nov 1967, Jan 1968, Jan, Nov, Dec 1969, Jan, Feb, Mar 4) 1970s 1970, Jan, Feb 1971, Nov 1972, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov 1973, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Sept, Oct-Nov, Dec 1974, Jan, Feb, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1975, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1976, Jan, Feb, mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1977, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1978, Jan, Feb, Apr, June, Sept, Nov, Dec 1979, Feb?, Mar, May, June, Oct, Nov, Dec 1980s 1980, May, Nov 1983, Oct, Nov 1984, Mar, Apr, May 5) Chanuka Gelt Luncheons Undated material 1953 - flyer 1974-1978 – Reports 198?-1990 – flyers 6) General Correspondence i) 1966-1983 ii) 1984-1995 7) Financial Statements 1955 Bank Book 1956-1958 1962, 1969-1974, 1976-1978, 1980, 1984 Financial disbursements lists 1966-1969 Handwritten Finance notes – 1984, 1985 8) Sept 1989 – 40th anniversary of Sisterhood Speech (anon) 9) Installation - 1965-1966 1981 10) Minutes Undated notes plus report on Tikvah program of Camp Ramah May 18, 1977 Meeting with Vice-Presidents June 15, 1977 Meeting with Rabbi June 22, 1977 re Program June 29, 1977 re Program; Inge Hoffman presiding June 24, 1977 Correspondence, Women’s Cttee of the Ottawa Va’ad July 12, 1977 “ “ “ Oct 26, 1977 “ “ “ Jan 17, 1978 “ “ “ March 13, 1978 Book Fair Committee March 29, 1978 JCC Ottawa correspondence April 25, 1978 Youth Commission Meeting 11) Officers and Members of Sisterhood - Lists 1938-1939 1956-1961 1965-1966, 1967-1968 1973-1974, 1976, 1977-1979 1980-1987? Sisterhood Program Flyers 12) 1950s 13) 1960s 14) 1970s 15) 1980s Eclectic, not complete 16) 1975-1976 Recipes 17) Reports on Sisterhood Presidency experience 1948-1949, Elsie Baker 1956, Claire Fogel 1960, Sandra Ritter 1964-1966, Jen Shinder 1966-1969, Dorothy Lieff 1969-1971, Millie Wolfe 1971-1973, Miriam Levitin 1975-1976, Sandra Levinson?? Reports – 1962-1963, 1964-1965, 1977 plus report on Malca Library Report on National Biennial Convention - 1972, 1974, 1976 President’s Reports – 1974-1975, 1977 Sisterhood report – 1976, Oct 1977, Oct 1978-1979, 1980-1981, 1984-1985 Report on Book review Series – Sept 1977 18) 1983 Women’s Rosh Chodesh Minyan 19) Dec 9, 1978 Tapestry Dedication Meeting Minutes (incomplete), Notes, Pictures, Shabbat Service thanking craftswomen, newspaper articles Box 18: Correspondence between Agudath Israel Sisterhood and The Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Torah Fund Box 19: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Photographs 1973 Cinderella Ball, Adele Shinder, Chair 1976-1977 Sisterhood 1977-1978 Inge Hoffman, President 1978 Cally Kardish, President 1978 Cinderella Ball Tapestry Slides 1979 Cinderella Ball 1979-1980 Sisterhood Event, Cally Kardish, President 1981 Cinderella Ball 1983 Cinderella Ball 1987 Chanuka Luncheon; Easter Brunch Meeting May 1988 Negatives Rabbi Fine Eulogies, unveilings, speeches and correspondence described in separate fonds. 28 CD's containing photographs of various events at Agudath Israel by Sylvia Klein. Some programs and events include: Agudath participation in Walkathon and Aviv Festival 2004 and 2005, Tov Breakfast 2009 Minyancers, Dr. David Brooks, Cantor Concert, Bat Mitzvah Ladies, Margo Rostron VIP Luncheon, Purim 2006, "Wishman" Luncheon 2007, Rabbi Wayne Allen 2005, Honourable Herb Gray, Cantor Shneur M. Bielak, Bertram Loeb, Professor Kaplan on Heschel 2005, Rabbi Arnold Fine Retirement Dinner 2004, Adult Education 2004 with Rabbi Wayne Allen, Pizmon Choir 2005, Purim 2007 etc. OS: Index of drawings, site plan, finish and door schedules for synagogue addition c. 1965 by architect firm Hazelgrove, Lithwick, Lambert & Sim (located in scrolls) OS: Architectural plan for residence of the Rabbi (located in scrolls) B&W photograph of either the Agudath Israel Sisterhood or the Cinderella Ball? - 1973 (see 5-332).
Date
1938 - 2016
Fonds No.
C0005
Storage Location
A.1.6 - A.2.3
2 scrolls in OS
History Biographical
In September of 1932, 16 families living in the newly developed west end of Ottawa met in Jacob Taller’s mattress factory for High Holy Day services. The group started meeting for daily and Shabbat services in the homes of Alex Kelman and Shnair Blushinsky. In 1936, the group decided to organize itself into a permanent congregation chartered under the name of Congregation Agudath Israel. With the expansion of the Jewish community into the west end of Ottawa, the congregation was growing rapidly and soon outgrew its small sanctuary. In 1948, a building at 30 Rosemount was purchased. Expansion was swift: the religious school had over 100 children; youth groups, including Brownies and Boy Scouts, were started; the Men’s Club held regular Sunday morning meetings; there was an active Sisterhood. Mixed seating was introduced in the early 1950s. In 1951, the synagogue became affiliated with the United Synagogue of America movement. As the congregation continued to grow, the synagogue purchased eight acres of land between Coldrey Avenue and Laperriere Avenue to construct a new building. By 1966, the complex was completed with the dedication of the new sanctuary. (Copied from the Kehillat Beth Israel Web site in 2018). Founders of the Agudath Israel Congregation - 1938 Jacob Taller - first minyan Harry Leikin Alexander Kelman Morris Goldberg S. Blueshinsky N. Kalin S. Tanner M. Kilinovsky Abraham Borts Max Cooper David Rubin Israel Hartman Jacob Ages Morris Feldberg S. Dieks J. Gruvick Synagogue Presidents 1936-42 Harry Leikin 1942-47 Morris Goldberg 1947-63 Abraham Lieff 1963-65 David Loeb 1965-66 Casey Swedlove 1966-68 Stanley Katz 1968-70 Israel Shinder 1970-71 Jack Vinokur 1971-73 Norman Potechin Sisterhood Presidents 1936-46 Mrs. Alex Kelman 1947-48 Mrs. Harry Leikin 1948-49 Mrs. Harry Baker 1949-54 Mrs. Norman Loeb 1954-55 Mrs. Julius Leikin 1955-58 Mrs. Henry Pass 1958-59 Mrs. Bert Migicovsky 1959-60 Mrs. Sam Rothberg 1960-61 Mrs. Robert Ritter 1961-63 Mrs. Jack Fogel 1963-64 Mrs. Stanley Katz 1964-66 Mrs. Israel Shinder 1966-69 Mrs. Max Lieff 1969-71 Mrs. Ted Wolfe 1971-73 Mrs. Nathan Levitin Men's Club Presidents 1946-59 Ben Flesher 1959-60 Phil Sugarman 1960-61 Al LaPorter 1961-62 Israel Shinder 1962-63 Arnold Greenberg 1963-64 Jack Vinokur 1964-66 Jack Feiner 1966-67 Jack Binder 1967-69 Norman Potechin 1969-70 Leonard Dworkin 1970-71 Percy Levine 1971-73 Jack Gordon
Acquisition Source
42nd Girl Guide Company photograph donated by Estelle Gunner, February 2000.
Sisterhood Newsletters donated by Roz Dreskin, January 2001.
Malca Pass Library material donated by Estelle Gunner, February 28, 2005 and 2010.
CD's donated via Marie Levine in December 2009. Cinderella Ball material donated via Marie Levine in January 2009.
Malca Pass Minutes 1965 - 1974, 1983 - 2000 (includes financial reports, correspondence etc.) donated by Jack Schecter, December 2010.
Arrangement
1. Arranged by Estelle Gunner, volunteer and Agudath Israel member, 2007. 2. Receipts retained under the financial series, indicate activities for which there are no other records i.e. Boys Breakfast Club 1966/YSO 1968.
Notes
1. History taken from “Agudath Israel: 50th anniversary,” 1989, as well as the finding aid prepared by Shirley Berman. 2. Minutes between 1986 and 1993 were lost in a flood at Agudath Israel Congregation. 3. The Sisterhood dwindled by 1996 because the same women were always approached for projects and younger women began working outside the home. 4.Women's participation history taken from Agudath Israel web site, September, 2008.
Access Restriction
Minutes within 10 years of creation are open to only members of the Agudath Israel Congregation.
Related Material
See Morton Taller fonds for History of the Jacob and Ethel Taller Family (a talk presented by the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society) for an account of the very early beginnings of the west end congregation.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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