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2 merit badges, various pins,

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Collection
OBERMAN, Morris and Judith
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
P0118; A; MC 27-A-3-
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
OBERMAN, Morris and Judith
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
P0118
Series No.
A
File No.
MC 27-A-3-
Notes
22 items
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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4 silver knives

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Other Title Information
Food Service T&E
Date
1928-1938
Physical Condition
Excellent
Notes
Unsharpened blade, rounded at the top. Shallow teeth are found on the reverse, curved edge, top quarter half. The straight edge has a thin sliver cut out of the top half. Blade extends from a thick, curved handle with a high relief dotted border (both sides); rounds to a point at the bottom.
Accession No.
2011X.312.14-15
Name Access
Spanier, Beverly
Places
Solingen, Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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4 silver knives

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Knife : cast (moulded) : silver
Other Title Information
Food Service T&E
Date
1928-1938
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Unsharpened blade, rounded at the top; the straight edge has a thin sliver cut out of the top half. Blade extends from a thick, curved handle with a high relief dotted border (both sides); rounds to a point at the bottom. There is a small ledge found between the blade and handle.
Accession No.
2011X.312.16-17
Name Access
Spanier, Beverly
Places
Germany, Europe
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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4 silver spoons

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
spoon : cast (moulded) : silver ; Ht: 1,8 cm x W: 2,9 cm x De: 14,3 cm
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  2 images  
Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
spoon : cast (moulded) : silver ; Ht: 1,8 cm x W: 2,9 cm x De: 14,3 cm
Other Title Information
Food Service T&E
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Oblong bowl extending from a thin metal handle with a slight curve. The top part of the handle extends slightly into a diamond on each side. The bottom edge is shaped into a curved point. 2 rows of 5 thin horizontal ridges decorate the handle (obverse and reverse): the first row is just below the top diamond formation; the second row is just above the bottom edge of the handle.
Accession No.
2011X.58.428-431
Name Access
MHMC
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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18th Century Spice Box

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Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:10.3 cm : Hebrew
Fonds No.
SH-01; 578
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHOMAYIM MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Artifact : Silver ; Ht:10.3 cm : Hebrew
Date
[17- ]
Fonds No.
SH-01
Item No.
578
Creator
Artist: J. Schroder
Physical Condition
Good
Notes
Spice box engraved with "Havdallah" prayer; removable top. Hallmarked "12 IS." Presented by Mr. and Mrs. M. Fruchter.
Places
Poland
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives
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24 By Ward (Byward) Market Street sign.

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Collection
Rivers Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
I0203; OJA 1-956
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Rivers Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
I0203
Item No.
OJA 1-956
Acquisition Source
Howie Osterer
Notes
1. Stored in the special collections area within the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A 2000 year old glass perfume bottle, encased in Plexiglas, given to Sylva Gelber by the United Jewish Appeal of Ottawa.

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Collection
Sylva Gelber fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
I0228; OJA 1-1124
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Sylva Gelber fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Date
May 11, 1976
Fonds No.
I0228
Item No.
OJA 1-1124
Storage Location
vault
Notes
1. Specifically it states the award was given to Sylva in tribute to her, for her distinguished service to Canada on the occasion of her retirement from the Public Service of Canada at the Annual Dinner of the Public Service Division of the United Jewish Appeal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Abe Hochberg fonds

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Collection
Abe Hochberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 newspaper clipping, 2 artifacts
Fonds No.
I0004
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a 39th Boy Scout Troop shirt worn by Abe Hochberg in the early 1940's; a garment bag printed with “A. M. Hochberg Gentlemen’s Fine Apparel”; and a newspaper clipping.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abe Hochberg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
1 newspaper clipping, 2 artifacts
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a 39th Boy Scout Troop shirt worn by Abe Hochberg in the early 1940's; a garment bag printed with “A. M. Hochberg Gentlemen’s Fine Apparel”; and a newspaper clipping.
Date
[ca. 1940]
Fonds No.
I0004
History Biographical
Abe Hochberg (b. 1928- d. 2005) was the son of Yetta (b. 1896- d. 1977) and Nathan Hochberg (b. 1896-d. 1933). The Hochebergs immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1928, and first stopped in Montreal before settling permanently in Ottawa. Five years after their arrival, Nathan Hochberg passed away suddenly, leaving Abe along with his mother, and siblings Hy Hochberg (b. 1923- d. 1985) and Rose (m. Harry Goldberg) to fend for themselves and to tend the family's small lunch counter on Nicholas Street. As a teenager in the 1940's Abe became involved with the 39th Jewish Scout Troop (later renamed the 39th Henry Hank Torontow Scout Troop). Too young to enlist in World War II, he amassed 300 War Hours and more Proficiency Badges than any other of his fellow scouts. From the scouts he joined the Macabee Air Cadet Squadron. and later in the 1940's became a Scout Leader. In 1954, Abe took on the role of Director of the Sunday morning services for the Hanoar Breakfast Club. Abe was first employed by Joe Feller where he first got his start in the tailoring business. Abe went on to open his own men's tailoring shop named Gentleman's Fine Apparel, which was located at 204 Rideau Street.
Acquisition Source
1. Boy Scout Shirt donated by Linda Kerzner, 2006. 2. Garment bag and newspaper clipping donated by Sharon Edelson, 2009.
Related Material
See Hy Hochberg fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Abelson family fonds

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Collection
Abelson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
I0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of Wolf and Julia Abelson obituaries; Jess Abelson business life, photographs of his sporting life, Duke (Lawrence) Abelson’s early education and World War II career as a flyer with the Royal Canadian Air Force including his Canadian log book, commission, Certificate of Pr…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Abelson family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records of Wolf and Julia Abelson obituaries; Jess Abelson business life, photographs of his sporting life, Duke (Lawrence) Abelson’s early education and World War II career as a flyer with the Royal Canadian Air Force including his Canadian log book, commission, Certificate of Promotion to rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force - November, 1941 (see 1-992), correspondence of 160 letters as well as telegrams to his family, 1941-1943; Alan Abelson educational, sporting, and married life; 2002; Brief to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame for induction of Jess Abelson. Artifacts include one Boy Scout uniform (worn by Alan Abelson), 2 of Alan Abelson tennis racquets, 1 velvet jacket (worn by Julia Rosenblum on her marriage to Wolf Abelson), 3 infant dresses and 1 bonnet (worn by Jess and Mollie Abelson's children), 1 sweater with an “O” for Ottawa Football Team, Duke Abelson Officer hat; 4 World War II medals; 4 photograph albums and 1 scrapbook. Later accrual of textiles include 2 baby capes, hand made by Molly Abelson in the 1920's for daughter Sylvia and a pink crochet sweater or coat.
Date
1913-2002
Fonds No.
I0005
Conservation
1. Duke Abelson’s commission to Pilot Officer, February 11, 1942 conserved by Kyla Ubink in 2006. 2. Duke Abelson’s officer’s hat dry cleaned and repaired at Brown’s Cleaners, Champagne Street, Ottawa, Fall, 2006 and exhibited in Duke Abelson exhibit, Remembrance Day, 2006.
History Biographical
Wolf Abelson married Julia Rosenblum of Toronto and settled in Ottawa in the early 1900's. Both were born in Lithuania. Prior to settling in Ottawa, Wolf lived in Syracuse, New York, and in Cleveland, Ohio. Wolf grew up in Neinstadt, a toen near Kovno, Lithuania. According to the Abelson family, Moses Bilsky, the first known Jewish settler in Ottawa, came from the same area in Lituania and encouraged Wolf to also settle in Ottawa. Wolf established the Rideau House Furnishing Company at 180 Rideau Street. He and wife Julia had seven children; sons Jess, Nathan and Sidney and four daughters, Birdie, Helen, Sarah and Sally. The Abelsons were members of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Wolf Abelson served as congregation vice-president during A. J. Freiman’s tenure as president between 1904 to 1930. Jess Abelson (1892-1975), born in Cleveland, Ohio, was an outstanding sportsman. He played football in 1913 - 1914 for the Ottawa Rough Riders and played basketball with the Y.M.C.A. He was also a member of the 1913 Canadian Champion War Canoe Team. In 1920, he became the first scoutmaster of the 39th Jewish Boy Scout Troop, one of the first Jewish scout troops in Canada. In 1920 Jess married Mollie Gray from New York. Their children included Sylvia, Lawrence, Stan, Alan (b. August 27, 1928) and Bobby. Jess was a top salesman with the Northern Life Assurance Company and in later years he was active in curling and was the founder of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club. In 1986, Jess Abelson was the first person inducted into the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. His influence on Ottawa and on the Ottawa Jewish community extended well beyond sports, but as a sports personality he was a paragon of excellence for young Jewish athletes. All of Jess Abelsons sons excelled in sports. Tragically, Flying Officer Lawrence "Duke" Abelson died in a training flight in England November 15, 1943 while serving in World War II. Duke went overseas in the fall of 1942 and with R.C.A.F. Mosquito Squadron. Alan became a lawyer, and lives and works in Ottawa.
Acquisition Source
Sylvia Abelson Gellman, Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Lawrence's nickname Duke came from living on Marlborough Street, Ottawa 2. Recoreded interview with Alan Abelson located in the Local Social History Project series, Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds. 3. Alan Abelson provided the details of Wolf Abelson's heritage in September 2006. 4. Duke Abelson’s war service is recorded in 'Canadian Jews in World War II: Part II: casualities' and in 'There I was ... a collection of reminiscences by members of the Ottawa Jewish Community who served in World War II.' 5. Duke Abelson’s commission to Pilot Officer was exhibited in Duke Abelson exhibit, Remembrance Day, 2006. 6. A note from Shirley Berman is attached to the textile items providing additional information.
Related Material
Material related to Jess Abelson in Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds and Samuel Caplan fonds. Jess Abelson article in Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & Review, December 12, 1986.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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ABER, Ita

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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0184
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organiza…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organization of Canada 1949-1950. Material on the Jewish Child's Day Appeal. Clippings and ephemera re: Zionism, Child's Day, and actor William Shatner, a former Montrealer. 9 Photos of Montreal scenes. Material about Montreal's Talmud Torah, Jewish Artists at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Additions 2001: 2 photos (snapshots) of Camp Hashomer Hadati in Bronte, Ontario, Hebrew textbook and prayer book dated 1979, photo of a 9th-grade class of Baron Byng High School including Ita Aber, Clippings, 2 Videos. Additions post 2001 (passim): Articles written by Ita Aber, information about her artwork and recent exhibitions. Addition 2015: Autobiographical audio interview of Ita Herscovitch Aber recorded in New York January 9, 2015 by Renata Stein; WAV file, 56 minutes, provided on CD. Transcript of interview, done by her daughter Mindy Aber Barad via email correspondence from Israel, 30 pages. Themes covered in the interview include her early life in Montreal, art education at Baron Byng high school with teacher Ann Savage, religious background, mother's involvement in charitable efforts such as the Milk Fund, help given to a German Jewish internee and a Jewish refugee, Ita Aber's work for the Israeli consulate in Montreal in the early 1950s, her establishment in New York circa 1953, her career as a textile artist, encounters with Martin Luther King, and Judy Chicago, art groups such as the Pomegranate Guild, Jewish motifs in artwork.
Date
[ca. 1930]-2015.
Fonds No.
P0184
History Biographical
Ita Aber was born in Montreal, in 1932 and grew up in a family dedicated to Zionist and charitable causes. She later moved to New York, where she made her name as an artist. As described in a 2001 article; "Ita Aber is an artist who delights in unconventional formats that provide unique and startling insights into Jewish Life. Her work is found in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the fabric arts, which is by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber, the fabric arts explode in scale to include the diverse skills of embroidering, beadwork, sewing, appliqué, silkscreen, jewelry design, weaving, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. The stunning range of her talents is reflected in the vast array of work and Judaic objects she has produced, from wall hangings, jewelry, and sculpture to Torah covers, etrog boxes, and Purim masks." Ita Aber is also known as a conservator of textiles, an art historian, a curator, teacher, and the author of The Art of Judaic Needlework: Traditional and Contemporary designs (Scribner 1979).
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Mrs. Ita Aber.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P01/12, P93/08, and subsequent additions (ongoing to P15/04.). Associated material: Clippings by and about Canadian-born journalist Sam Orbaum (1956-2002), a Jerusalem Post humour columnist (donated by Ita Aber and filed under his name.) General note: The biography is from an article published in The Artists Proof, Spring 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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