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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50cm of textual records, artifacts, 1 sign
Fonds No.
O0036
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, records relating to fund raising and social activities and other material relating to a mutual benefit society such as licenses, annual reports to the Province of Ontario, published constitution, bylaws and initiation ceremony. Finding …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50cm of textual records, artifacts, 1 sign
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial records, records relating to fund raising and social activities and other material relating to a mutual benefit society such as licenses, annual reports to the Province of Ontario, published constitution, bylaws and initiation ceremony. Finding aid available. Item List: Oversized and framed certificates, Box 1 Certificate of incorporation - 1915 - 1 item. A signed Certificate of Incorporation with Harry Monson, president, Benjamin Doctor, financial secretary and Oscar Petergorsky, treasurer - 1915 (see 4-739). Minutes. - 1917 - 1968. - 16 cm vol 1. Files contain regular meeting minutes, 1917 - 1919, 1941 - 1968 and executive meetings, 1947 - 1968. Minutes of committees include Ladies Auxiliary, 1938 - 1945, War Services Committee, 1943, Steering and Sick Committees, 1957. Minutes for 1920 - 1940 are missing, and a number of gaps for the period 1961 -1968. Handwritten in Yiddish, with English translations for a few meetings between 1947-1958; Some bound volumes contain both regular and executive meetings. Constitution and by-laws of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - 1923. - 2 copies. Book provides a revised constitution. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. Annual statements. - 1932 - 1941. - 1 file. Statements filed with the Department of Insurance for Ontario and outline executive positions, funeral and sick benefits, assets, liabilities and cash receipts and expenditures. Financial records. - 1931 - 1967. - 4 files. Files contain financial statements of the Society, 1931 - 1944, 1954 and special projects including the Distress Fund, 1941 - 1942; dues registers, 1933 - 1944, 1951 - 1955; some receipts, 1940 - 1967; bank pass books, 1941 - 1943; and cheque register, 1947 - 1950. Correspondence. - 1933, 1939 - 1965 . - 6 files Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence with subscribers, contract doctors and other Jewish organizations. Licenses. - 1933 - 1946. - 1 file. Issued by Department of Insurance of Ontario Government to provide authority for Society to act as a mutual benefit society. Clippings. - 1934 - 1952. - 1 file. Articles about the installation of new officers and committee officials (all photocopies). Initiation ceremony. - 1935 - 1936. - 1 file Procedures for initiation ritual for new members. Handwritten in English, Yiddish and transcribed into Roman alphabet. Souvenir booklets. - 1937, 1940. - 1 file Booklets include: 25th anniversary, Feb.7, 1937, Wembley Hall (2 copies) B'nai B'rith Lodge presents a play in aid of the Underprivileged Children's Camp, 1940. Membership applications. - 1939 - 1963. - 2 envelopes. Completed applications for membership and some doctors' certificates indicating the degree of health risk. Membership lists. - 1940 - 1958. - 2 files. Contains lists of members eligible for doctors' services and members who received medical care. Text of initiation ceremony of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - [1940]. - 4 copies. Book provides order of initiation ritual for new members. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. War Services Fund. - 1941 - 1945. - 1 file. A war charities fund registered and designed to supply comfort and needs to World War II servicemen. File contains registration applications, statements of accounts for special projects, certifications, correspondence with the Dept. of National War Services, and the acts relating to war charities. Application for second Victory Loan. - 1942. - 1 item. Form applying for a $300.00, 3 % bond at the Bank of Montreal. Letter from Ottawa Chalutzim Campaign. - 1943. - l p. (1 item) An annual fund raising event of the Labour Zionists in Ottawa. Letter inviting society members to a banquet and requesting funds for the annual campaign. Receipt from Ottawa Chalutzim Campaign. - 1943. - 1 item Receipt for $25.00 contribution to the annual fund raising campaign of the Labour Zionists. Receipt from Imperial Tobacco Sales Co. of Canada. - 1944. - 1 item. Acknowledgment of $28.00 cigarette and tobacco order to be shipped overseas to World War II servicemen. Program for 1942. - 1942. - 1 p. Agenda outlines activities for each meeting from January to May, 1942. Permit from Ottawa Electric Railway Company. - 1942. - 1 item. Permission to use Britannia Park for [30th annual] picnic. Invitations, notices. - 1943 - 1962. - 1 file Notices of activities and invitations of the Society. Constitution and by-laws of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society. - 1944. - 6 copies. Book provides a revised constitution. Text in Yiddish and also transcribed into Roman alphabet. Letter from Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa. - 1944. - 1 p. The Chalutzim Campaign continued as the Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa, and organized by Labour Zionists in Ottawa. Letter thanking members for support of the Histadrut Campaign of Ottawa. Letters from Harold Rubin. - 1944 - 1945. - 5 p. (2 items) Harold Rubin (1911 - 1971) kept a diary of his Ottawa experiences and memories which was developed into an autobiography, "Those pesky weeds", edited by Shirley Berman, published by the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society, 1992. Letters thank the Society for cigarettes and describe air force life in England during World War II. Raffle. - [1944]. - 1 item Scribbler containing list of people who purchased a raffle ticket for a $5.00 War Certificate. Prize won by Mr. B. Bookman. Memorabilia. - [195-]. - 1 file Unused stationery of the Society. Ballot. - [1956]. - 1 file Ballot used for voting for a treasurer and trustees. 50th anniversary. - [1962]. - l file Script for Society’s 50th anniversary celebration with early history.
Date
1917 - 1968
Fonds No.
O0036
History Biographical
The Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society was organized in 1912 and was one of the first Jewish organizations of its type founded in Ottawa. By 1926, it was the largest men's charitable organization in the community. The founders were I. L. Lightstone, also the first president, O. Petigorsky, B. Adelman, A. Sugarman, J. Richter, A. W. Toltzess, A. Goldberg, M. Friedman and H. Berlin. Its members would visit the sick and provide for those in distress, as well as administering a sick benefit fund for members. The Society was incorporated in 1915. B. Goldfield, N. Metrick, O. Petergorsky, H. Monson, L. Lightstone, H. Frank and I. Pozner were in charge of drawing up the first constitution. Members could apply for the purposes of receiving sick benefits or as a social member only. Doctors were under contract by the Society and included Dr. Nathan Schecter, 1939-1948, Dr. S. Smolkin, 1949-1952, Dr. Aaron Kastner, 1953, Dr. Morris Resnick, 1954-1959, and Dr. E. B. Nichols, 1962-1967. During World War II, the War Services Fund provided services to enlisted men. The Ontario government absorbed the principle responsibilities of the Society around 1968.
Custodial History
Donated to the archives by Jack Levin in 1972, Max Kaplan in 1984 and Charlotte Slack (Mrs. Moses Slack) in 1991. Lapel pin donated November 29, 1999 by David Kimmel. Further accruals of 50th anniversary photograph, cigarette lighter and constitution and by-laws donated by Lily and Jerry Penso, April, 1999.
Arrangement
Formerly RG 4. OHBS.12
Notes
1. Textual records in Yiddish and English. 2. Related photographs in Photography collection; artifacts of plaque, sign (see 4-775), membership badge, officers' collars and banner in Artifact collection.
Access Restriction
Applications for 1961-1963 restricted for 35 years.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society Banquet at the Histadrut Centre , Laurier Avenue. Front row l to r: I. Levine, M. Cooper, Mikenberg Second row: Saul Saslove, L. Gunner, L. Bernstein, J. Bookman, ?, Joseph Cratzberg, H. Viner, J. Roodman, R. Steinberg.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-140
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
early 1950's
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-140
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Original 5x7 courtesy J. Crantzberg
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society 50th anniversary. Seated are Ben Greenberg, Ben (Bennie) Bodnoff, Al Segal. Standing are David Ginsberg, Nathan Lang, Max Bordelay, Gus Solman, Max Kaplan and Ben Friendly.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-401
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
August, 1962
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-401
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Newton Photographic Associates, 326 Wilbrod Street
Acquisition Source
Lily and Jerry Penso
Notes
1. Identification by Lily Penso. 2. Newton negatives are located at the City of Ottawa Archives
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Installation banquet for newly elected officers of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society at the 40th anniversary banquet.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-065
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
January 4, 1953
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-065
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Lingard photographers, 1186 Bank St., Ottawa
Physical Condition
Some creases on photograph, tear on top left corner, top right corner is folded.
Acquisition Source
Max Kaplan
Notes
1. Photograph appeared in an Ottawa newspaper, January 5, 1953. 2. 35 mm slide copied by Shier Berman, 1986. 3. Also numbered 2957-4. 4. Ottawa, January 4, 1953. 5. Front row - L-R: Oscar Petigorsky, Morris Lobel, Vice-President, Ben Bookman, President, I .L. Aaron, Past President, Charles Horowitz, Ben Greenberg. Back row: Dave Doctor, Jacob Landau, Max Kaplan, Moe Slack, Dave Friendly. Ida Roodman and Joe Roodman appear in left photo, second table from left, 5th & 6th from left.
Reproduction Restrictions
Lingard Photographers
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society Banquet.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-134
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
December 21, 1930
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-134
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Charles Levine or Joseph Cratzberg
Notes
1. Banquet was held at the Histadrut Centre, Laurier Avenue 2. Three copies (one donated by B. Rigal 2009) 3. 35mm slide by Shier Berman, March 1987 4. C-57464 5. Back row; Rev J. Mirsky (with beard), Unknown, Mrs. L. Freiman, Next three unknown, Sadie Lieff, and Honourable Abraham H. Lieff. Standing second from the right is David Epstein. Bottom right corner is Mr. Baylin and Mr. Agulnik. Also present in the photograph are Mrs. Esther Murray, Moe Appel, I. Cohen (druggist), Mr. Leikin (butcher), Mrs. Margoshes, Mr and Mrs Korn, Mr. Leon Fine, Joe Torontow, Mr. Burger, I. Levine, M. Cooper, Mr. Mikenberg, Saul Saslove, L. Gunner, L. Bernstein, M. Rubin, I. Landau, B. Fleming, I. Flesher, J. Bookman, Joseph Cratzberg, H. Viner, J. Roodman, and R. Steinberg.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society Peace Banquet in honor of returned Jewish soldiers. Fourth row of diners, couple in the foreground are Adolph and Sadie Sherman. In that same row, the first lady back in the row, the large lady, is Mrs Miller and her husband behind her. Third row of diners, opposite the Shermans are Ethel and Max Friedman, in-laws of Sylvia Friedman who gave the identifications.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. One copy removed from frame August 2007
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-146
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : 1. One copy removed from frame August 2007
Date
December 3, 1919
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-146
Storage Location
workroom and vault
Notes
1. Two copies 2. 35mm slide by Shier Berman, March 22, 1987 3. Second copy located in the Oversized Photograph Box 1, in the vault belonged to Milton Shaffer according to note on backing paper of frame. Second copy removed from frame August 2007. 4. Sylvia Friedman brought in a copy of this photograph, Nov. 24, 2004 and gave the above identifications. She departed with her photograph as we have one or two copies. Mrs Friedman said that couples got together on Sunday evenings. The men played poker, and the women played bridge.
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A signed Certificate of Incorporation with Harry Monson, president, Benjamin Doctor, financial secretary and Oscar Petergorsky, treasurer - 1915.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-739
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Date
October, 2011
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-739
Notes
1. Certificate is stored in Oversized Certificates Box 1 within the special collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A metal sign for the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society, Silver Jubilee Members.

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Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
O0036; OJA 4-775
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Date
October, 2011
Fonds No.
O0036
Item No.
OJA 4-775
Notes
1. Sign is stored in the wrapped, special collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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