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Israella Singers fonds

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Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of records, 9 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette
Fonds No.
O0015
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of songs both in print and recorded performances, 4 scrapbooks (1978 - 1997); programs, (1981- 2005), history, news clippings, index of songs and one colour photograph (in textual box). File - History of the Israella Singers, Biography of Shirley R. Steinberg; File - Correspondence,…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of records, 9 audio cassettes, 1 video cassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of songs both in print and recorded performances, 4 scrapbooks (1978 - 1997); programs, (1981- 2005), history, news clippings, index of songs and one colour photograph (in textual box). File - History of the Israella Singers, Biography of Shirley R. Steinberg; File - Correspondence, 1987-1988, 1999, 2002-2003; File - Song Index; File - News clippings, 1984, 1991, 1995, 2002-2003, 2005; File - Programs, 1981-1989; File - Programs, 1990-1999; File - Programs, 2000-2005; File - 25th Anniversary Program, 2002; File - Cafe Sabra Programs, 1987-1991, 1995; File - Biographical information regarding Naomi Shemer, Israeli musician and songwriter; Item - large package of Yiddish and Hebrew sheet music and lyrics; File - Shir Am Program, music and news clippings, 1997, 1999;
Date
1978 - 2005
Fonds No.
O0015
History Biographical
Israella Singers was established in Ottawa in 1977 by Ella Harris, shlicha to Ottawa from the Dror Habonim movement. The group is dedicated to preserving Jewish folk music and Israeli pop musical in its many and varied forms. The original members included Merida Sachs, (Edith) Edie Landau. Ethel Malek, Miriam Paghis, Ricky Grebler, Yvonne Lithwick and Nicky Eichler. The first major concert of the Israella Singers was held at the Jewish Community Centre, 151 Chapel Street, Ottawa on March 20, 1977. Over the years, the group grew to its present size of 16 singers. Their second director was Shirley Schildkraut, and Shirley R. Steinberg has been the musical director since 1980. The Israella Singers have performed for many organizations within the Ottawa Jewish community as well as the general public. In 1987, Café Sabra was inaugurated as a showcase for their talents and an opportunity for Ottawa citizens to absorb and enjoy Israeli music. Over the years the Singers have amassed a repertoire of over 350 songs, most of them sung in two part harmony.
Custodial History
Material donated by Shirley Steinberg and Dr. Irwin Brodo (song sheets belonging to member Rachel Paley)
Notes
1. Audio and Video cassettes are described in Multi Media Data Base and located with records
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Israella Singers under the direction of Shirley Steinberg.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85935
Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
O0015
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Publication
Israella Singers
Fonds No.
O0015
Notes
1. Donated by Shirley R. Steinberg. 2. 8 audio cassette tapes plus both an audio cassette tape and a video of the 25th Anniversary Concert at Agudath Israel Synagogue. 3. Cafe Sabra performances, 1987-1991, 1995. 4. 25th Anniversary Concert, March 17, 2002, Agudath Israel Synagogue, Ottawa accompanied by Sol Gunner, base; Golda Feig, flute; Elliott Steinberg, trumpet (Shirley Steinberg's Edmonton son); Alison James, keyboard/guitar; Shirley Schildkraut, guitar; Shirley Steinberg, director.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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An early performance of the Israella Choir with Ella Harris leading on the guitar.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84644
Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; Glossy
Fonds No.
O0015; OJA 14-055
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Israella Singers fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; Glossy
Date
Early 1980's
Fonds No.
O0015
Item No.
OJA 14-055
Notes
1. Included in this photograph are Yvonne Lithwick, Ricki Grebler, Edie (Edith) Landau. 2. This photograph was taken in Ottawa.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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