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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
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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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Shulamis Yelin Fonds

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