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Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual material; 2 audio reels, 38 B&W photograph; 2 tennis racquets
Fonds No.
O0058
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper articles (1945), financial document (1960), correspondence (1956, 1977), Ottawa District Lawn Tournament Championship badge (1949), Men’s Membership book (1945-1946), Women’s membership book (1945-1946), two audio reels, and 38 b&w photographs, 3 tennis racquets.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Textual material; 2 audio reels, 38 B&W photograph; 2 tennis racquets
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of newspaper articles (1945), financial document (1960), correspondence (1956, 1977), Ottawa District Lawn Tournament Championship badge (1949), Men’s Membership book (1945-1946), Women’s membership book (1945-1946), two audio reels, and 38 b&w photographs, 3 tennis racquets.
Date
1944 - 1977
Fonds No.
O0058
History Biographical
The Tel Aviv Tennis Club was started in 1935 when young Jewish tennis enthusiasts did not have a club to play at due to racial restrictions. They formed an alliance and by paying the back taxes of the defunct Victoria Tennis club purchased four courts. Later that season the Riverdale Tennis club was purchased which consisted of eight clay courts. It was located between Russell Road and the Rideau River, opposite Strathcona Park. Now gone, the site is between the RCMP building and Montreal Road. In May of 1941, an Ottawa Citizen articles lists the club as having approximately 250 members. The Tel Aviv club was located next to the Rideau Tennis Club. When Tel Aviv's club house burned in about 1952, the Rideau Tennis Club offered memberships to the Tel Aviv members. The Rideau Tennis club put up a footbridge across the Rideau River to provide access to its members from Sandy Hill. Syd Brownstein, 1949 Junior singles champ used this on his way from work on Parliament Hill to the Tel Aviv club. Jess Abelson was the original promotor, organizer and fundraiser for the club. He was also the first president starting in 1935. He would solicit funds from local Jewish business men when the fees did not generate sufficient income. He refused to accept money from the Ottawa Va'ad Ha'ir as the club would have to be closed on Saturdays and he preferred to allow the kids to play tennis for the full weekend. Original members of the club were Eddie Wolfe, Sam Palef, Harold Shankman, Martin Levinson, Joseph Coplan, Louis Coplan, Tseepa Shore and the Carlofsky siblings. In 1940, Sunday May 5th was opening day at the Overbrook club. The officers were Sol Max, President, Wilfred Gallay, Vice President, Moe Zumar, Secretary, John Mirsky, Treasurer, and Sid Pollock membership chair. The club had separate men's and lady's locker room, a general activities room and a canteen. It served as an ad hoc Jewish Community Centre for over 20 years. It has been said that many Jewish weddings were a result of the social activities of the club including Alan Abelson and Estelle Levitin's who met on the steps of the club. The club rented the premises from the National Capital Commission. Though a popular social and tennis club of the 1940's it became defunct after World War II due to the popularity of the game of golf and day camps. When the club closed in the late 1950's, remaining revenue was donated to the Jewish Community Centre.
Notes
1. Photographs are described in the database. 2. Further accruals, photographs and membership books, donated by Alan Abelson, July 13, 2005 and August 2006. 3. Two tennis racquets donated by Alan Abelson, 1 tennis racquet used by Dina Edelson and donated by Sharon Edelson, winter, 2007. 4. Conversation with Syd Brownstein (February 4, 2009) provided more detail about relationship with Rideau Tennis Club. 5. Tel Aviv name was suggested by Jess Abelson who felt that the club name should reflect its Jewish membership. Information provided by Allan Abelson October 2009.
Related Material
1. Associated material located in the Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa fonds - box 2a. 2. Associated material located in the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa fonds. Planning, Priorities and Budget Committee - box 23. 3. Associated material relating to Helen Zivian can be located in the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa Fonds, Ottawa Hebrew Sunday School series - box 25.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Rachel Bodnoff and Millie Bodnoff at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-020
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-020
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Rachel Bodnoff and Millie Bodnoff were a doubles team in the interclub matches
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Joan Harris and Rachel Bodnoff (Gould) lounging at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-021
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-021
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Joseph Lieff, August 2005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Millie Bodnoff, standing, and Marion Bodnoff, seated right, lounging at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-022
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-022
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Joseph Lieff, August 2005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Members of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club enjoying a relaxing day in the sun.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-024
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
c1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-024
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Alan Abelson and Joseph Lieff, August 2005. 2. Envelope also contains an enlargement. 3. Photograph includes: Sylvia Helinger, George Wall, Edith Freidman, Ruth Friedman, (4th top, beside chair), Percy Feller (1st man on left), Beatrice Stein and Millie Bodnoff (last women sitting).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Tel Aviv Tennis Club Champion Tournament against Hudson Club of Toronto.

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-01
Storage Location
Oversized Photograph Box 2
Creator
Bill and Jean Newton Studio
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. City of Ottawa Archives has a copy negative, CA 1325. 2. Three copies (one in oversize photograph box 2, donated by Alan Abelson, July 13, 2005). 3. Picture was published in the Evening Citizen, undated. 4. Front row: Morrie Kranzberg, Gerry Skale of Toronto, Alan Abelson, Mrs Alter, Jess Abelson, Miriam Hurst of Toronto. Center row: Elsa Shaffer, Marion Bodnoff, Dot Stein of Toronto, Esther Stein of Toronto, Estelle Levitan, Ruth Freedman, Roslyn Soloway, Miss Torontow, David Rubin. 3rd row: Joe "flash" Koffman, Joel Berg, Joseph Lieff, Samuel Hanser, "Buck" Pozitsky, Norman Schneer of Toronto, Harry Claymer of Toronto, Joe Rosen of Toronto, Stan Alter of Toronto.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Rachel (Ritzi) and Millie Bodnoff (middle) on the deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-010
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940's
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-010
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Joseph Lieff, July 2005 2. The outdoor deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club was the location of weekly Sunday night dances 3. The deck was beside tennis court one
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Lawrence Duke Abelson and Shirley Polowin (Sugarman) on the deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-011
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
June 1941
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-011
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Alan Abelson, July 2005 2. The outdoor deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club was the location of weekly Sunday night dances 3. The deck was beside tennis court one 4. Photograph was taken when Duke Abelson was on leave from Trenton, he is 18 years old in the photo
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Doris Koffman, Millie Bodnoff and Marion Bodnoff (Mintz) possibly at the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-012
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
June 1941
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-012
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Alan Abelson, July 2005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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Stan Abelson with Edith Koffman (Torontow) sunning on the deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club

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Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
O0058; OJA 3-061-013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Tel Aviv Tennis Club fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
June 1941
Fonds No.
O0058
Item No.
OJA 3-061-013
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Lawrence Duke Abelson
Acquisition Source
Alan Abelson
Notes
1. Identified by Alan Abelson, July 2005 2. Duke Abelson took the photograph on leave from Trenton 3. The outdoor deck of the Tel Aviv Tennis Club was the location of weekly Sunday night dances 4. The deck was beside tennis court one
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
Less detail

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