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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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BATSHAW, Justice Harry

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Collection
BATSHAW, Justice Harry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 62 photographs. - Env. 0.08 metres of textual records. - 7 medals. - 1 sound element.
Fonds No.
P0257
Scope and Content
Documents include a scrapbook of fragile newclippings and publicity about the United Palestine Appeal of 1940-1941; two bound volumes of Canadan Zionist, vols 7 and 8 (1939-1941); two scrapbook folders of photocopies, one of congratulatory letters from when Harry Batshaw became a judge in 1950, and…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
BATSHAW, Justice Harry
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 62 photographs. - Env. 0.08 metres of textual records. - 7 medals. - 1 sound element.
Scope and Content
Documents include a scrapbook of fragile newclippings and publicity about the United Palestine Appeal of 1940-1941; two bound volumes of Canadan Zionist, vols 7 and 8 (1939-1941); two scrapbook folders of photocopies, one of congratulatory letters from when Harry Batshaw became a judge in 1950, and one of newsclippings dating from this time (These photocopies are additions to the materials already at CJ Archives in Harry Batshaw's box, ZB collection). There is an album of photographs and documents about events such as the Negev dinner honouring Harry Batshaw, and other events (JNF, Allience Israelite Universelle, Harry Batshaw Foundation, etc). The dinner photos include pictures of family members who attended. A second photo album contains mostly family photos and portraits. Among the regular sized and smaller photographs, both loose and in albums, there are several portraits of Harry Batshaw taken at various times, including in judge's robes; picture of Harry with son Lewis (aged around 9), both wearing military-style uniforms, in front of their Westmount house; picture of son Lewis Batshaw on a boat at the Lord Reading Yacht Club and a small picture of him circa 1942 (aged around 8) holding a fish at the family's country home on Lake Connolly; family pictures in album including at Yacht Club and Lake Connolly. Two large photos: group photo of the Workman's Circle of Montreal, 1940 with Harry's father identified in the group; composite photo of Jewish judges in Canada at time of Canada's Centennial in 1967. Two large rolled JNF certificates, one with several Montreal signatures. One large rolled certificate from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One of the loose documents in the family album is the marriage certificate for Harry Batshaw and Anne Tarshis, 1928. Other loose documents in the collection include ephemera from a royal visit to Canada and materials pertaining to the Allience Israelite Universelle and other topics. Objects: 1956 Negev Dinner commemorative certificate for Harry Bartshaw, with photo and map of land, wax seal, ribbon; in wooden-cover book inside a box. 7 medals for various commemorative honours, in an open box; two are of the same type in large and small versions, René Cassin Human Rights award, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, Canada's 1967 Centennial. One interview of Harry Batshaw on audiocassette speaking about his brother Manny, 14 minutes 30 seconds (a digital copy was made from the tape on Feb 1, 2017.)
Date
1939-2007.
Fonds No.
P0257
History Biographical
Born in 1902, Harry Batshaw was a lawyer and a judge. He was educated at McGill University and at the Sorbonne, appointed King's Counsel in 1940 and made a Judge of the Quebec Superior Court in 1950. He was the first Jew to be appointed to a Superior Court in Canada. He was very active in Jewish community issues: notably he was honorary vice-president of the Zionist Organization of Canada; secretary of the Baron de Hirsch Institute; president of Canadian Young Judea; and co­chairman of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. He helped found Amitiés culturelles Canada-Français-Israël. He died in 1984.
Custodial History
The collection was donated Sept. 9, 2016. by son Lewis Batshaw and daughter-in-law Huguette Batshaw
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P16/13, MCAT, PCAT.Associated material: See also Harry Batshaw collection P0007 (in CJC collection, series ZB).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Chateau Furs Limited fonds

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Collection
Chateau Furs Limited fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
graphic material
Physical Description
3 objects and 3 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
B0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of two large ink blotters printed with advertising detailing Chateau Furs Limited fur storage services; 1 fur coat hanger and a photograph of Chateau Furs Limited opening in 1939; small New Year's card for Morris Goldberg dated 1924; 3 photographs : b&w.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Chateau Furs Limited fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
object
graphic material
Physical Description
3 objects and 3 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of two large ink blotters printed with advertising detailing Chateau Furs Limited fur storage services; 1 fur coat hanger and a photograph of Chateau Furs Limited opening in 1939; small New Year's card for Morris Goldberg dated 1924; 3 photographs : b&w.
Date
[1939-196-?]
Fonds No.
B0005
History Biographical
Morris Goldberg was born in Poland in 1900 and arrived in Ottawa in 1921. He came to Ottawa as his brother Louis Goldberg had already settled here. Morris began a career as a fur trader and worked with Louis in the Pontiac region. They bought from trappers and sold the furs in Montreal. All the while, Morris sewed the occasional fur coat. Morris married Zena Cohen in 1930 and they had two sons, Arnell and Lewis. In 1939, Morris partnered with Edward Gittleson and they opened Chateau Furs at 107 Bank Street. In 1948, Morris bought out his partner and continued the furrier business until he sold to Swears & Wells Limited in 1986.
Acquisition Source
Phyllis Rackow July 2003, hanger and card donated by Sharon Edelson, November 21, 2007.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Education Certificates, Awards, and Diplomas

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Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
0.1m of textual records + 0.1m of grapic materials + ca. 5 awards
Fonds No.
1032; 3.3
Scope and Content
Contains diplomas, certificates and other educational awards received by Shulamis Yelin.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
0.1m of textual records + 0.1m of grapic materials + ca. 5 awards
Scope and Content
Contains diplomas, certificates and other educational awards received by Shulamis Yelin.
Date
1929-2000
Fonds No.
1032
Series No.
3.3
Storage Location
Bay 7
Language
English, French, and Yiddish
Subjects
Yelin, Shulamis, 1913-2002.
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Ilizarov, Asaf

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Collection
ILIZAROV, Asaf
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
Env. 1 metres of textual records. - Env. 2723 photographs. - Env. 42 notebooks. - 7 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0183
Scope and Content
Le fonds d'archives se compose de documentation sur Ie créateur, de correspondances professionnelles avec de différentes universités canadiennes, ainsi que des plans des cours qui a donnés. Le fonds témoigne des lettres entre "The Royal Canadien Legion", I'ambassadeur du Canada et Ie directeur du H…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
ILIZAROV, Asaf
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
Env. 1 metres of textual records. - Env. 2723 photographs. - Env. 42 notebooks. - 7 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Le fonds d'archives se compose de documentation sur Ie créateur, de correspondances professionnelles avec de différentes universités canadiennes, ainsi que des plans des cours qui a donnés. Le fonds témoigne des lettres entre "The Royal Canadien Legion", I'ambassadeur du Canada et Ie directeur du HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) à Rome. La collection comprend des documents qui tiennent des renseignements personnels et sur sa famille, de I'autobiographie, des textes qui demontrent ses vues politiques, des échanges personnels, des certificats de droit d'auteure, des agendas et des albums des photographies correspondant à chacun de ses voyages avec la discription, des cartes d'affaire, des coupures de presse, des cartes et des objets professionnels et personnels. De plus, Ie fonds comprend beaucoup de photographies (dont 992 negatives), de sa vie personnelle et de ses activités professionnelles.The document portion of this fonds is made up of biographical material about its creator, of professional correspondence with different academics, and of lesson plans. The fonds includes letters exchanged with the Royal Canadian Legion, the ambassador of Canada and the manager of HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in Rome. It includes documents containing personal and biographical information about lIizarov and his family, autobiographical writings, texts which show his political views, personal exchanges, copyright certifications, agenda books, business cards, and press clippings. The photographic portion of the fonds (of which 992 are negatives) includes photograph albums corresponding to each of his trips, photographs of his personal life, and many photographs of his professional and political activities. This portion of the fonds also includes a few professional and personal artifacts.
Date
[ca.1934-1994].
Fonds No.
P0183
History Biographical
Asaf lIizarov est né à Bakou, URSS, Ie 6 mars 1922. En 1945, il a été admis au " Military University of the Ministry of Defence" et à la fin de ses études, iI est devenu traducteur de la langue russe, arabe, persane, turque, anglaise et francaise. Au URSS, entre 1957 et 1975, Asaf lIizarov a été engagé comme l'interprète officiel dans les conferences internationales, surtout pour les élégations des pays arabes. Le 28 septembre 1975, il a quitté I'URSS pour venir à Vienne (Autriche). De 1975-1976, il a enseigné I'anglais à Rome. En 1976, il est arrive au Canada. En 1980, Asaf lIizarov a reçu sa citoyenneté canadienne. À Ottawa, il a était professeur de la langue russe à l'école des Forces armées canadiennes. De plus, iI a participé dans des organisations publiques et professionnelles : Ie Canada-Israël Cultural Fondation, the Royal Canadian Legion. II était un linguiste se spécialisant dans I'enseignement de langues, la traduction et la terminologie d'interprétation. Ses intérêts incluent la Soviétologie, les problèmes actuels dans Ie Moyen-Orient, et la position des Juifs dans les pays Soviétiques. Asaf lIizarov was born in Baku, USSR, on March 6th, 1922. In 1945, he was accepted into the Military University of the Ministry of Defence, and at the end of his studies, he became a translator of Russian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, English and French. In USSR, in 1957-1975, Asaf lIizarov was hired as the official interpreter of an international conference, especially for the delegations of the Arab countries. On September 28th, 1975, he left USSR to come to Vienna (Austria). From 1975 to 1976, he taught English in Rome. In 1976, he arrived in Canada. In 1980, Ilizarov received Canadian citizenship. In Ottawa, he was professor of the Russian language at the Canadian Armed Forces school. In addition, he participated in public and professional organisations: the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Royal Canadian Legion. He was a linguist, specialising in language education, translation and terminology of interpretation. His interests included Sovietology, current problems in the Middle East, and the situation of Jews in Soviet countries.
Custodial History
Le fonds d'archives Ilisarov, Asaf a été transférée en 2001 des Archives nationales du Canada par contrat de donation signé par le directeur de la division des manuscrits aux Archives nationales du Canada. The collection was transferred from the National Archives of Canada. The donor of these material is Mrs. Jackie Gordon, the widow of Robert S. Gordon, who was director of the manuscript division at the National Archives for many years.
Notes
Physical description: Les documents en général sont en bon étant. Certaines photographies sont très fragiles et collées sur un papier, des coupures de presse acides et jaunies.Conservation: Les documents qui portent des renseignements nominatifs sont accessibles 100 ans après leur date de création.Accompanying material: Some documents with biographical information on Asaf lIizarov.Alpha-numeric designations: P01/10, MC P0183, PC P0183.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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LORD READING LAW SOCIETY.

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Collection
LORD READING LAW SOCIETY.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
Env. 2.3 metres of textual records. - Env. 235 photographs. - 1 artefact.
Fonds No.
I0079
Scope and Content
Newspaper clippings, 1956-1998. Correspondence, 1935-2010. Membership list [1955]-1985, 2010. Minutes, 1952-1989, 2010. Financial records [1953-1989]. Plan (Diagram) of a courthouse by N.L. Rappaport, Jan. 31, 1962. Booklet, list of lawyers of the Province of Quebec, 1955-1956. 2 booklets; The Harv…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
LORD READING LAW SOCIETY.
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
Env. 2.3 metres of textual records. - Env. 235 photographs. - 1 artefact.
Scope and Content
Newspaper clippings, 1956-1998. Correspondence, 1935-2010. Membership list [1955]-1985, 2010. Minutes, 1952-1989, 2010. Financial records [1953-1989]. Plan (Diagram) of a courthouse by N.L. Rappaport, Jan. 31, 1962. Booklet, list of lawyers of the Province of Quebec, 1955-1956. 2 booklets; The Harvard Law School Research for Israel's Legal Development, 1952, 1953. Black Binder with complete minutes from 1952 to 1966. Booklet of the concert by OSMONT, Ochestre Symphonique de la Montérégie, for the 50th anniversary of the State of Israel, 1998. Booklet from the Congregation Dorshei Emet 'Celebrating 36 years of Jewish Renewal,' 1996. Booklet; Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Cambridge, 'Program of Study', 1979. 4 notorized copies of the Hart family (2 marriage certificates and 2 death certificates), 1959 (Originals 1843-1857). Minutes of the Montreal Hebrew Free Loan Association (copy), 1911. Diploma from Hebrew University of Jerusalem given to the Lord Reading Law Society, 1979. 2 booklets of the Lord Reading Law Society's 50th anniversary, 1998. 8 photos. 1 Baseball cap. Added in 2012 and 2014: 2009 templates of prenuptial contracts for Jewish couples, with accompanying correspondence via printed e-mails; membership lists and dues contracts; dinner meeting and Montefiore Club event information, Bureau de Quebec conference materials; internal and external correspondence, including some in the form of printed e-mails; meeting agendas and minutes; By-laws; News clippings. Correspondance 2009-2010 on subjects such as Jewish prenuptial agreements, Jewish holidays, Haiti, Bill 94, Young Bar, Notaries Cle. Hanukah and New Year's cards; flyers; photographs (9) with associated correspondence and guest list for student dinner 2009; Photographs (21 with duplicates) of dinner for Allan M. Stein, 2010; 119 photographs of one or more dinner events, one possibly with Lucien Bouchard, CD of 44 small images plus duplicates, titled 'LRLS Season 2005-2006' (428 K); album containing 43 colour photographs.Books: Gottesman, Dr. Eli. Who's Who in Canadian Jewry; 1967. Montreal; Central Rabbinical Seminary of Canada; [1965].Joseph, Anne. Heritage of a Patriarch: A Fresh Look at Nine of Canada's Earliest Jewish Families. Sillery; Les Editions du Septentrion, 1995.Langlais, Jacques and David Rome. Jews & French Quebecers : Two Hundred Years of Shared History/ translated by Barbara Young. Waterloo; Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1991.
Date
1935-1998.
Fonds No.
I0079
History Biographical
The Lord Reading Law Society was founded as a vehicle for lawyers of the Jewish faith "both as a study group and as a representative body." The Society was named after Rufus Daniel Isaacs, a British jurist who later became Lord Reading. The political and social climate of the late 1930s and early 1940s was the impetus for the creation of Society. The Society first formalized its structure in 1948 and has been meeting regularly since then. The first president was the late Mr. Justice Benjamin Robinson. Originally the Society was known as the Reading Society. It changed its name to the Reading Society of Montreal on September 25, 1952. It is not certain exactly when the society changed its name to the Lord Reading Law Society, possibly in 1958.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Morton Bessner in 3 increments.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations :P00/01, P12/11, P14/09.Location of originals :The books are stored in the Library.General note :In the collection there are 4 original copies of marriage certificates and death certificates of the Hart Family.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Personal Materials/Biographical Materials

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn72085
Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1.0m of textual records
Fonds No.
1032; 7
Scope and Content
Contains photographs, drawings, family papers, books, poetry, awards, and other materials related to Shulamis Yelin and her family.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Physical Description
1.0m of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains photographs, drawings, family papers, books, poetry, awards, and other materials related to Shulamis Yelin and her family.
Date
1926-2000
Fonds No.
1032
Series No.
7
Storage Location
Bay 7
Language
English, French, and Yiddish
Subjects
Yelin, Shulamis, 1913-2002.
Montreal (Quebec)
Poetry
Yelin, Gilah
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City

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Collection
POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
object
Physical Description
Env. 330 photographs. - Env. 0.15 metres of textual records. - 1 film. - 2 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0250
Scope and Content
Family and business related documents pertaining to Maurice Pollack and his sons (especially his son Samuel), and pertaining to Samuel's wife Nettye's parents, Lazurus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette, Quebec. The non-oversized materials consist of: 1 souvenir book of Montefiore Club of Montreal, 1…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
object
Physical Description
Env. 330 photographs. - Env. 0.15 metres of textual records. - 1 film. - 2 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Family and business related documents pertaining to Maurice Pollack and his sons (especially his son Samuel), and pertaining to Samuel's wife Nettye's parents, Lazurus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette, Quebec. The non-oversized materials consist of: 1 souvenir book of Montefiore Club of Montreal, 1980. News clippings and correspondence. Samuel Pollack's Canadian Army Officer's Record of Service, 1939-1943. Samuel Pollack's Canadian Army Cloth and Equipment Statement, 1943. Immigration documents of Maurice Pollack. Will of Maurice Pollack. 2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem scrapbooks, 1977. Marriage certificate of Maurice and Rivka Pollack, 1909. 1 small blue paper bag with the logo of the Pollack Store in Quebec City. 13 glass slides (black and white), of flyers for the stores. 114 colour slides (store, house, vacations). 196 print photographs (Steinberg Store, in Joliette, Steinberg family photographs from Joliette and Quebec City). Scissors and ribbon from opening of the escalator leading to the children's department (cutting was done by Stuart Pollack), March 13th, 1952. One 16 mm film, (1960). 2 USB drives of scrapbook documents and various photos, scanned for the donor, were copied and returned. Oversize items: One oversized scrapbook of approximately 25 pages with news clippings and invitations, and 3 photographs. 2 large framed photographic portraits of Rivka Pollack (one on her wedding day in 1909, one full length colourized later portrait). Mounted colour photograph (faded) with documentation, original illuminated document and two copies, re: meeting the Pope in Rome and receiving his benediction, December 1956. 2 large Jewish certificates (JNF and B'nai B'rith), 3 large certificates about Samuel Pollack (2 medical degrees and 1 military) and 4 small degree certificates (medical; for Samuel). 3 small mounted portrait photographs (black and white) of the Pollack brothers - two are military portraits.
Date
1907- [ca. 2015].
Fonds No.
P0250
History Biographical
Maurice Pollack (January 28, 1885 - December 16, 1968) was a Canadian merchant and philanthropist. Born in Kanele, Kiev, in Ukraine, he arrived in Canada in 1902, and settled in Quebec City, where he opened a department store at the age of 20 years, in the Saint-Roch district of Québec City. M. Pollack Ltd. became one of the largest retail companies in the region and Maurice Pollack was one of Quebec's major philanthropists. In 1942 Quebec MP Louis St-Laurent asked Maurice Pollack to set up a factory to make uniforms for Quebec postal workers during wartime. All the profits from the making of these uniforms resulted in the Maurice Pollack Foundation. Maurice and Rivka (Tarantour) Pollack (born 1890) had three sons; the oldest was Samuel, born 1911, a doctor by profession, married to Nettye Steinberg, daughter of Lazarus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette QC. Their children were Stuart and Lana; Second son Isadore (Ezekiel) was born in 1913 and became a lawyer. Charles, born 1919, first ran the store and later became a businessman in Philadelphia. They had one daughter Florence, born 1925, who married Sydney Pedvis.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Lana Harper, Maurice Pollack's granddaughter, via Pierre Anctil on May 11, 2015
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P15/07.General note: Notable Quebec City family. Includes information about the Steinberg family of Joliette, Quebec, who were also store-owners.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Shenkman Family fonds

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Collection
Shenkman Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
I0220
Scope and Content
Photographs: 1 photograph : b&w of Joe and second cousin, Miriam - May 11, 1944. Taken on Bell Street, Ottawa (1-205). 1 photograph : b&w of Dora Shenkman (1-310). 1 photograph : col. of Joe Shenkman, April 13, 1992 (1-399). 1 photograph : b&w of Abraham Shenkman, Deceased at age 16 (1-073-06). 1 p…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Shenkman Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Photographs: 1 photograph : b&w of Joe and second cousin, Miriam - May 11, 1944. Taken on Bell Street, Ottawa (1-205). 1 photograph : b&w of Dora Shenkman (1-310). 1 photograph : col. of Joe Shenkman, April 13, 1992 (1-399). 1 photograph : b&w of Abraham Shenkman, Deceased at age 16 (1-073-06). 1 photograph : b&w of Dora Shenkman, Taken on Sweetland Avenue, Ottawa (1-073-07). 1 photograph : b&w of Dora Shenkman (see 1-073-08). 1 photograph : b&w of Max Shenkman standing outdoors in the snow (1-073-09). 1 photograph : b&w graduation of Sam Shenkman (1-073-10). 1 photograph : b&w of a trophy won by Abe Shenkman from Adath Jeshurun for one year of good attendance at shul - 1925 (1-073-11). 1 photograph : b&w of Joe Shenkman as a fire prevention officer at Rockcliffe Airport, with a group of men in a fire truck - 1942 (1-073-12). There are two copies of this photo. 1 photograph : b&w of Max and Dora Shenkman on their 25th wedding anniversary in 1930 (1-015). 1 photograph : b&w in a card frame, "Benny," 1922. (not scanned) Envelope containing 22 photographs : col. (not scanned) Assortment of family photographs [192- to 194-?] labeled as being linked to the Shenkman family but not of Ottawa significance. Some photos were taken in Toronto and some in Montreal. Pictured are Joe, Sam, Dora and Ben Shenkman, as well as extended family members including Adele Rother (cousin), Irving Shenkman and Major Samuel Shenkman (Joe's brothers), Thea Tyler Shenkman, Maxine Riki Shenkman. Also included is Maxine's birth announcement card along with a hand-written note from Thea in Hebrew or Yiddish. English translation present on recto of note. (These items are not scanned). Textual Records: A few pages of hand-written notes on the life of Joe Shenkman. Photocopied article and photo mentioning Joe Shenkman's farm - From the Weekly Advance, July 1990 - "Second Kemptville Cubs Plant Trees for Canada". Naturalization certificate for Max Shenkman - July 28, 1922 (1-073-01 and 1-073-02). Application for Dora Shenkman for Nonimmigrant Visa - Dec 21, 1943 (1-073-03 and 1-073-04). Letter addressed to "Sister Shenkman", written by Rene Goldberg, Secretary of B'nai B'rith Women's Auxiliary, Lodge no. 62 - Dec 6, 1939 (1-073-05). Dora Shenkman's Canadian Passport - 1941. Jewish National Fund, Tree Fund Certificate for five trees - Inscribed in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Shenkman on their 25th wedding anniversary by the Lillian Freiman Chapter of Hadassah (1-1001). Certificate presented to Dora Shenkman from the Struck Villa Technical School in Palestine - Mizrachi Women's Organization of Canada (1-1002-01). Jewish National Fund Certificate presented to Dora Shenkman in appreciation of services to Hadassah (1-1002-02). Objects: 14 Kippot from various weddings and bar mitzvas. 1 painting on paper presented to Mr. and Mrs. Shenkman by the B'nai B'rith Ottawa Lodge, on the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary - 1930 (1-1003).
Date
[192-] to 1992
Fonds No.
I0220
History Biographical
Max Shenkman came to Canada in 1892. With little knowledge of English he found work assisting in the construction of the inter-provincial bridge spanning Ottawa to Hull (now Gatineau). He turned to peddling with a horse and wagon for his livelihood until he secured a job with the public works department in 1910. Max married Dora Slack in 1905. Dora played a strong and active role in the small Jewish community. She was an ardent worker and a founding member of Hadassah, B'nai B'rith, and the Sisterhood of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Max was also an active member of the community. Max died February 12, 1941. Max and Dora raised four sons; Benjamin Paul, Samuel, Abraham Irving and Harold Joe. The youngest, Harold (Joe) served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He worked with the department of Agriculture for 33 years. He met Belle Gubler, a pianist, during a recital at Chateau Laurier and they married in 1949. They had two children together, son William and daughter Dasha. Joe and Belle divorced in 1960 and Joe then married Louise Popplau. In 1975 he retired to his country home on the Rideau River. Joe and his brothers attended Lisgar Collegiate and in 1993, in their memory, Joe established the Shenkman Award for Business Studies. He also created the Max and Dora Shenkman Memorial Fund, the Abraham Irving Shenkman Yiddish Scholarship Fund and the Ottawa Historical Society Fund. Joe was fond of and donated generously to the YM-YWCA and the Boys and Girls Club. "He was a very quiet person, a lot of his donations were anonymous," said his son William. Joe was a real estate magnate, earning a multi-million dollar fortune. He died March 15, 1998.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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