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Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51019
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 linear metres of multiple media + 58 photographs
Fonds No.
1293
Scope and Content
Consists of ephemeral and some documentary material related to both the Yavna B'nai Synagogue (such as correspondence related to the sale of the building) as well as artefacts originating from the Synagogue (parochet/curtains, electric menorah, kesser/sefer torah crowns). Also includes photographs…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 linear metres of multiple media + 58 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of ephemeral and some documentary material related to both the Yavna B'nai Synagogue (such as correspondence related to the sale of the building) as well as artefacts originating from the Synagogue (parochet/curtains, electric menorah, kesser/sefer torah crowns). Also includes photographs of the synagogue and the Parnass family.
Date
1898-2010
Fonds No.
1293
Storage Location
JPL
Bay 9
History Biographical
Raizel and Pinchas Parnass lived in Russian town of Kagul in Bessarabia with their six children, Sara, Abraham, Boris, Harry, Mottel and Joseph. In 1903, the entire family emigrated to Montreal where Pinchas opened a successful clothing store on St. James Street. Beyond settling in their new home and raising their family, Raizel and Pinchas dedicated themselves to community building, most especially in religious observance and education. In 1910, Pinchas founded the Kerem Israel shull at 4335 St. Dominique, corner Marie-Anne. The second floor of the Kerem Israel was used as a free school for children. In 1926, on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, Pinchas bought Raizel a two-storey brick building belonging to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 4690 Hutchinson Street. The sale of the church was dependent on the new owners observing Saturday as Sabbath. For Raizel the building was fulfillment of a childhood desire to build a synagogue in the "New World". As a child, Raizel witnessed the destruction during a pogrom of a synagogue built by her father. Raizel also designated the second-floor space of the building for a Hebrew free school. The new Orthodox synagogue was given the name 'Yavna B'nai' by Rabbi Herschorn but quickly became known as the Parnass Shul throughout the community. The Parnass family indeed provided the necessary elements to the tiny synagogue: Harry, who was skilled in carpentry, built the bimah (a table used for unrolling the Torah); Raizel and daughter Sara (Berman) made and embroidered the parochet (curtain that covers the Torah Ark) and Sara also donated the Megillah Scroll for the shul. The Torah scrolls were donated by the Lubavitch Yeshiva. Joseph Parnass, Raizel and Pinchas' youngest son, assumed management of the Synagogue and it was he that established the rule that no donations would ever be accepted by Yavna. Instead, the Synagogue was sustained by the Parnass family. In this way, the family ensured that the Synagogue remained free for anyone who wished to worship there. Joseph Parnass was also one of the founding members of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1919 and he later sat on the board of the Rabbinical College of Canada. Boris Parnass, the second-eldest son, assumed caretaker responsibilities for the building and after his death, his sons Victor and Myer, continued in their father's dedication. The Yavna B'nai Parnass Synagogue was the first synagogue in Outremont and during its height was filled to capacity and provided three minyins each day. The Synagogue was also used for appeals for other organizations, specifically the Lubavitch Yeshiva and the Jewish Old People's Home, now Maimonides Hospital. A plaque hangs in Maimonides Hospital, donated by Joseph Parnass, dedicated to the founding of Yavna B'nai Synagogue by Raizel and Pinchas Parnass. In 1991, the Yavna B'nai Synagogue was closed and sold. Proceeds from the sale went to the Jewish Hospital of Hope for that institution's Synagogue, now known as the Yavna B'nai Parnass.
Language
English
Hebrew
Custodial History
Donated by Helen Parnass Constantine on behalf of the Parnass family.
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Kiddush cup

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51034
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 Kiddush cup : silver
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 Kiddush cup : silver
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_001
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Oil jug for Menorah

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51035
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 oil jug : silver plate
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 oil jug : silver plate
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_002
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Tabacco box

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51036
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tabacco box : olive wood
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tabacco box : olive wood
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_003
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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School pencil box, "Le Scolaire"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51037
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 pencil box : cardboard with embossed cloth
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 pencil box : cardboard with embossed cloth
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_004
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Tefillin and Tefillin bag belonging to Joseph Parnass

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51038
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tefillin bag : velvet, blue with gold embroidery + tefillin : leather
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tefillin bag : velvet, blue with gold embroidery + tefillin : leather
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_005
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Tefillin and Tefillin bag belonging to Harry Parnass

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51039
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tefillin bag : velvet, burgundy + tefillin : leather
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tefillin bag : velvet, burgundy + tefillin : leather
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_006
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Egg-shaped spice box

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51040
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 spice box : wood
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_007
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 spice box : wood
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_007
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Tallit gadol

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51041
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tallit gadol : cotton, white and black
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_008
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tallit gadol : cotton, white and black
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_008
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Tallit gadol

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn51042
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tallit gadol : cotton, white and black
Fonds No.
1293; 1293_009
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 tallit gadol : cotton, white and black
Fonds No.
1293
Item No.
1293_009
Storage Location
CTN.002
9-2C
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Less detail

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