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POALE ZEDEK SYNAGOGUE = Workingman's Shul, Mile-End synagogue.

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Collection
POALE ZEDEK SYNAGOGUE = Workingman's Shul, Mile-End synagogue.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0077
Scope and Content
8 rare photographs: 1 old mounted image (black and white) of the wooden Torah ark, 2 (colour snaps) of the exterior, 2 (colour snaps) of the interior after the fire, 2 (black and white) stills of the interior as seen in "Enemies, A Love Story," 1 of Louis Sheiner holding a Torah. Also one card (cop…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
POALE ZEDEK SYNAGOGUE = Workingman's Shul, Mile-End synagogue.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
6 photographs.
Scope and Content
8 rare photographs: 1 old mounted image (black and white) of the wooden Torah ark, 2 (colour snaps) of the exterior, 2 (colour snaps) of the interior after the fire, 2 (black and white) stills of the interior as seen in "Enemies, A Love Story," 1 of Louis Sheiner holding a Torah. Also one card (copy) of appreciation to Mr. Sheiner from the cast of the film.
Fonds No.
I0077
History Biographical
The Poale Zedek ("Workingman's") synagogue was founded in the northern area of Mile End, Montreal, in 1910. The sanctuary of the Mile End building at 7161 St. Urbain Street was constructed in 1920-1922. A notable feature of the interior was a Torah ark of decorated wood with images of books on it, and this, combined with the distinctive old-style women's gallery, made the synagogue a chosen location during the filming of the feature film "Enemies, A Love Story" in the 1980s. After a fire damaged part of the sanctuary in September 1988, the building was sold to the Buddhist community, and is now the CaoDang Buddhist Temple. The Poale Zedek amalgamated with the Adath Israel Congregation of Hampstead, Quebec, in 1992, and the ark was moved to the alternative chapel there.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Louis Sheiner, Vice-President of the congregation through the 1970s and 1980s, in particular during the era of the fire and the sale of the St. Urbain Street premises.
Notes
P99/07.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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