Fonds consists of poetry and prose, both published and unpublished, of Dr. Isidore Goldstick, along with his manuscript translations of literary works by Sholom Aleichem and Yehoash; speeches; correspondence; and memorabilia. Anna Goldstick records consist of Hadassah-WIZO Council work; speeches; a…
Fonds consists of poetry and prose, both published and unpublished, of Dr. Isidore Goldstick, along with his manuscript translations of literary works by Sholom Aleichem and Yehoash; speeches; correspondence; and memorabilia. Anna Goldstick records consist of Hadassah-WIZO Council work; speeches; and correspondence. Also included are photographs; news clippings; scrapbooks; and biographical records for both Anna and Dr. Isidore Goldstick.
Articles and translations of Dr. Goldstick., published - 1909 - 1980. - 1 file
The refugee in The Canadian Courier, June 5, 1909;
The people of eternal spring in Canadian Ben B'rith, April 1930;
Higher than heaven, translated from the Yiddish of I. L. Perez by Baruch Zahibi, a pseudonym for Dr. Isidore Goldstick in Canadian Ben B'rith, November 1930;
The Lantern, supervisory editor, Sir Adam Beck Collegiate Institute, 1931;
Esther Brandeau: hobo-girl or adventuress in The Canadian Jewish chronicle, September 1945; along with manuscript of article;
Early history of the Jewish community of London in The Jewish community of London, Ontario: a self-survey, 1959.
London's first century in The Jewish standard, July 1980.
Just a pinch of snuff, translated from the Yiddish of I. L. Peretz in The Zionist quarterly.
Poems of Yehoash translations. - 1910 - 1946. - 1 file (95 p.)
File contains translations of poems, both typewritten and printed. Original order of poems varies from published order. File contains various bibliographic details.
Notebooks. - 1910, [1930?] - 3 items
Items are a French vocabulary notebook compiled by Dr. Isidore Goldstick when a student at University College, University of Toronto, a short list of bibliographic references, and one of biblical notes.
Poetry. - 1912 - 1950. - 3 files.
Poems composed by Dr. Isidore Goldstick and translations of other poets. Most are typewritten in English, some Yiddish poetry and published poetry with bibliographic references. Includes a list of 47 titles with the key P for published
Academic recommendations. - 1913 - 1933. - 1 file
File contains reference letters from University College, University of Toronto professors and applications for various teaching positions.
Ketubah. - 1917. - 1 item.
Marriage contract between Isidore Goldstick and Anna Nathanson.
Wedding reception invitation. - 1917. - 1 item.
Invitation to wedding reception to honour Anna Nathanson and Isidore Goldstick, December 26, 1917, 480 Manning Avenue, Toronto.
Biographical notes. - [1917?] - 1969. - 1 file
File contains personal notes and accomplishments of Anna and Dr. Isidore Goldstick, and some personal souvenirs.
Speeches. - 1919 - 1969. - 11 cm. (8 files)
Contains speeches, addresses, lectures, introductions and toasts delivered by Dr. Goldstick to organizations in London and other parts of Ontario. Both his academic and Jewish literary, social and political associations are included. Speeches honouring Dr. Goldstick, some of his important addresses and remarks and greetings delivered by Anna Goldstick are listed. Some in Yiddish.
Mostly handwritten, with the decade of the 1950's typewritten. Includes souvenir programs for some speaking events.
Banquet in honour of receiving his Doctorate of Pedagogy, June 1928, London and souvenir program (2 copies.)
Banquets honouring him as a Canadian delegate to the 21st Zionist Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on June 18 and July 2, 1939. Also list of guests at Hotel London, London.
10th annual conference of the Ontario Zionist region, October 1940, Toronto.
11th annual conference of the Ontario Zionist region, November 1941, Toronto.
Dinner on the 20th anniversary of London B'nai B'rith Lodge, no. 1012, November 11, 1945 and souvenir program (2 copies.)
Testimonial dinner given by Canadian Yehoash Committee on the occasion of publication of his book, Poems of Yehoash, July 20, 1952.
Retirement functions, May 30 and June 9, 1955, London.
Installation of Sisterhood, B'nai Israel Congregation, London.
Anna Goldstick to:
B'nai B'rith Dinner Dance, Novewmber 13, 1965.
Charter presentation ceremony of Dr. Isidore Goldstick Lodge, No. 2595, B'nai B'rith, March 26, 1966, London and souvenir program (2 copies.)
Or Shalom School closing to present the Dr. Isidore Goldstick scholarship medal, June 23, 1968, London; and again on June 22, 1969.
Photograph no. 4-030 of Dr. Isidore Goldstick with the Canadian delegation to 21st Zionist Congress in Photography Collection.
Photographs. - 1919 - 1963. - 1 file
Pictures of high school staff, wedding portrait of Goldsticks and studio portraits of Anna and Dr. Isidore Goldstick.
Notes, Research. - [191-] - [195-] . - 1 file
Notes made by Dr. Goldstick for his research and translations along with some background material he collected.
Letter from Henrietta Szold. - 1922. - 2 p.
Henrietta Szold (1869 - 1945) founded the Hadassah Organization in the United States in 1912.
Thank you letter for a $155 contribution to a medical unit in Jerusalem from Hadassah Chapter of London when Anna Goldstick was president.
London Lodge Independent Order B'nai B'rith. - 1925 - 1949. - 1 file.
Contains an installation ceremony devised by Dr. Isidore Goldstick, souvenir booklets of Lodge banquets, 1925 - 1928; records of national and international meetings, a history of the London lodge, 1949.
Scrapbooks. - 1927 - 1964. - 4 items.
Collections of newspaper clippings, cards, letters and memorial tributes to Dr. Goldstick, and some family events. Pages of 2 scrapbooks separated from spiral spine and numbered.
Modern languages in the Ontario high school: a historical study / Isidore Goldstick. - Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1928. - 1 book (245 pages) Book is the doctoral thesis of Isidore Goldstick for his Doctorate in Pedagogy, University of Toronto, 1928.
Clippings. - 1928 - 1972. - 2 files.
Newspaper items about both Anna and Dr. Isidore Goldstick.
Modern languages teaching. - 1934 - 1963. - 1 file.
Records of Dr. Goldstick's involvement with Ontario Dept. of Education, London Federation of Teachers of modern languages and University of Western Ontario French correspondence course. Also a pocket English - German dictionary by Vance Randolph, Girard, Kansas, Haldeman - Julius Publications.
Elz: er ist nicht eifersuchtig; edited with introduction, extensive and intensive reading exercises, notes, idiom - lists and vocabulary / Isidore Goldstick. - Toronto: Copp Clark, 1935. - 1 book (83 p.)
A textbook compiled by Isidore Goldstick while head of Department of Modern Languages, Sir Adam Beck Collegiate Institute, London.
Prose. - [194-] - 1950. - 1 file
Prose composed by Dr. Goldstick includes: On the horizon or A new sect is born, Jewish survival or Yiddish language, Ulcers and who should have them, The Jews of London, Ontario, the first hundred years, 1861 - 1961, [Folk songs], [Minority groups in Canada]. Manuscripts are typewritten.
United Palestine Appeal. - 1942. - 1 file.
Lists of London contributors and contributions to the Appeal in London.
Correspondence. - 1934. - 1979. - 3 files
Contains incoming and outgoing letters of Dr. Isidore Goldstick about his literary contributions and relations with the London Board of Education; Anna Goldstick about her Hadassah work, her husband's association with the B'nai B'rith Lodge, transfer of his library and papers; Reva Rosove, daughter of Anna and Isidore about her parents; Hyman Siegel to Dr. Goldstick's brother and sister.
Sholom Aleichem Panorama. - London, Jewish Observer, 1948. - 1 book (415 pages). A tribute to Sholom Aleichem (1959 - 1916). Dr. Goldstick contributed many of the translations. He also bound the book, a skill which he developed when a teenager recovering from tuberculosis.
Sholom Aleichem translations. - [194-] . - 2 files.
Dr. Goldstick's manuscript translations of Sholom Aleichem's Tevyeh and Menachen Mandel and Shayneh Shayndel. Both handwritten and typescript.
Inside Kasrilevke translations. - [194-] . - 1 file
Dr. Goldstick's manuscript translations of Sholom Aleichem's Inside Kasrilevke, published in 1948 by Schocken Books, New York. Includes a table of contents and galley proofs. Typescript.
Inside Kasrilevke / Sholom Aleichem. - New York, Schocken Books, 1948. - 1 book (127 p.)
Book is translations from Yiddish by Isidore Goldstick.
Yiddish Proverbs. - [194-] . - 1 file
Manuscript translations for Yiddish proverbs, published in 1949 by Schocken Books, New York, along with a series of lectures on proverbs with the title A bygone world mirrored in proverbs. Both handwritten and typescript.
Sermonettes. - 1949 - 1962. - 1 file.
Book of Jonah, Old Testament readings delivered at Yom Kippur in the London synagogue.
Dr. Mischa Hertzberg. - 1955-1956. - 1 file.
Dr. Hertzberg was born and educated in Russia. In Canada, served on the staff of the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto and other hospitals in the area. File contains records of his will and funeral. Dr. Goldstick was the executor.
Poems of Yehoash; selected and translated / by Isidore Goldstick. - London: Canadian Yehoash Committee, 1952. - 1 book (111 pages). A translation which earned Dr. Goldstick the Harry Kovner Memorial Poetry Award for English - Jewish poetry, presented by the National committee of the Book Council of America.
Canadian Yehoash Committee. - 1952. - 1 file.
Promotional material for the Poems of Yehoash, translated by Dr. Isidore Goldstick; published by Canadian Yehoash Committee, London.
Hadassah-WIZO Council, London. - 1952 - 1972. - 1 file.
Records from Anna Goldstick's various positions for the Council, the annual Hadassah Bazaar and Regional Council; along with Council Bulletin notes and prayers read at installation ceremonies.
Bookmark. - 1953. - 1 item (5 copies).
Bookmark lists Jewish Book Council of America awards, including Harry Kovner Memorial Poetry Awards to Dr. Isidore Goldstick for Poems of Yehoash.
Marriage Certificate. - 1955. - 1 item
Marriage certificate of Anna Nathanson and Isidore Goldstick on December 30, 1917, Toronto. Facsimile copy.
Awards. - 1955. - 1 file.
Awards to honour Anna Goldstick's life membership in Hadassah WIZO Organization of Canada. Awards include 5 jewellery pieces, a life membership card and certificate. Includes a booklet describing these awards.
Congregation B'nai Israel, 1885 - 1960. - 1960. - 1 file.
The history of the B'nai Israel congregation: three-quarters of a century, 1885, 1960 by Isidore Goldstick in the dedication publication; along with the manuscript copy.
Will. - 1962. - 2 p.
Last will and testament of Dr. Isidore Goldstick dated July 4, 1962. Copy.
Dr. Isidore Goldstick Scholarship, London Lodge Independent Order B'nai B'rith. - 1963 - 1964. - 1 file.
Contains certificate and souvenir programs of school commencements where the scholarship was awarded.
Certificates. - 1967 - 1974. - 1 file
Memorial certificates in honour of Anna and Isidore Goldstick to indicate contributions to tree planting, Hebrew University of Jerusalem scholarships and an agricultural school at Nahalal, Israel.
Posthumous records. - 1982 - 1993. - 1 file
File contains news clippings about Anna Goldstick and a London sculpture, brochure entitled, A monument for the city of London which includes Isidore Goldstick, photographs of the monument and the Goldstick genealogy compiled by Wilfred Goldstick.
1909 - 1993
Anna Nathanson (b. 1893, New Jersey, U.S.A. - d. 1973, London, Ontario) and Isidore Goldstick (b. 1890, Latvia - d.1963, Toronto) met in Toronto where they were active Zionists. They married December 30, 1917, and moved to London, Ontario, where they raised two daughters, Reva (Mrs. Sidney Rosove) and Esther (Mrs. Gerald Swartz).
Dr. Isidore Goldstick became prominent in education and Jewish literary circles. He studied at the University of Toronto where he received his Doctorate in Pedagogy in 1928. He taught in London secondary schools and authored six French and German texts which were used in Ontario schools, as well as some other provinces.
In 1953, Dr. Isidore Goldstick won the poetry prize for his translation of "Poems of Yehoash" from the Jewish Book Council of America in New York. He also translated "Inside Kasrilevke" and other Yiddish classics.
In London he organized the first B'nai B'rith lodge. He joined the executive of many Jewish organizations and cultural organizations outside the community. In 1939, he was a general Zionist delegate to the 21st Zionist Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1955 he was honoured with the inclusion of his biography in the first edition of Who's Who in World Jewry.
Anna Goldstick organized the first Hadassah chapter in London early in her marriage, and continued a life-long, active interest in Hadassah work. She served as President, secretary, and Bazaar secretary and was honoured as a Life Member of the Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada in 1955. She also served the B'nai Israel congregation and its Hebrew school.
Reva Rosove (Mrs Sidney)
The Jew in Canada, p.148 gives a full biography of Isidore Goldstick
Other records relating to Dr. Goldstick's teaching and literary career are in the Jewish Public Library Archives, Montreal.