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Abe Arnold fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-2014, [photocopied 197-?-199-? (originals 1880-1961)]

Fonds consists of records of Abe Arnold relating to his research into Jewish Canadian history, as well as his writing about human rights, racism and Israeli politics.

Records relating to Jewish Canadian history include photocopies of original documents about early settlers, the Canadian government and colonization organizations. Also included are historical articles by Abe Arnold and others.

Articles written by Arnold for a variety of publications are on the subjects of human rights, racism, Jewish Canadian history and Israeli politics.

Also included are family and personal documents, such as his parents’ marriage certificate, his own school report cards and his last will and testament.

Arnold, Abe

Anne Slonim fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-1981

Fonds consists of records created or acquired by Anne Slonim as part of her involvement with numerous Jewish organizations in Winnipeg. The organizations include the Jewish Women’s Musical Club, I.L. Peretz School and Hadassah. Records include programs, invitations, scripts, music scores and meeting minutes.

Records from the I.L. Peretz school include invitations and programs for luncheons and other events, newspaper clippings and minutes of the Muter Farein Council. Jewish Community Choir, Jewish Musical club and Pioneer Women records include invitations, programs, scripts and clippings. Also includes Hadassah Cookbooks and a program for the Hebrew Fraternal Lodge 50th anniversary.

Anne Slonim

Associated Retail Grocers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-1987

Fonds consists of financial and executive records, correspondence, membership records and other records of Associated Retail Grocers’ (ARG).

Associated Retail Grocers

B'nai Brith Jewish Community Camp fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1978, 1981-1985

Fonds consists of records of the Interim Camping Commission relating to its temporary management of the B’Nai Brith Camp and its creation of a new permanent body to operate the camp. Records include meeting minutes of the committee, correspondence with the Winnipeg Jewish Community Council, the YMHA and other relevant organizations and a draft constitution of the new organization. Also included are operating budgets for the camp and architectural drawings of existing and proposed infrastructure.

Bnai Brith Jewish Community Camp

B'nail Israel Synagogue fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1956, 1979

Fonds consist of financial records, minute books and other records from B’nai Israel Synagogue in Brandon, Manitoba.

Financial records include ledger books, cash books, day books, bank statements and returned cheques. Other records include minute books and a volume recording membership dues. Records relating to the cemetery consist of an plan of the grounds and a volume listing information about burials.

B'nai Israel Synagogue (Brandon, Manitoba)

B.J. Ginsburg fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1958

Fonds consists of records of B.J. Ginsburg reflecting his writing career, his work as a physician and his involvement with the Yiddish arts community in Winnipeg. These records include manuscripts of short stories, essays and his novel Generation Passeth Generation Goeth as well as clippings of articles written by Ginsberg. Records relating to his medical career include a survey about Mount Carmel Clinic and correspondence with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Other records relate to his immigration from Russia and his business interests in a Kenora mine.

Ginsburg, B.J.

Bay family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-?]-2011

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Charles and Frances Bay and their families. Records relate to Frances’ acting career, Chuck’s work in the retail fashion business, personal photographs and genealogical research.

A large number of the records relate to Frances Bay’s acting career. These records include professional and on-set photographs, scripts for plays, movies and television programs in which she appeared and reviews of these works. These records mostly relate to her later career that began in the late 1970s and ended shortly before her death in 2011. Also included are awards she received for her work including a Gemini Award.

Personal records records include photographs of Chuck and Frances Bay and family members throughout their lives. These photographs depict their parents, their childhood and early married life, their son Josh. Many of the photographs depict numerous vacations taken between the late 1980s and the 2000s to various destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, Israel and Egypt. Photographs also include family gatherings such as birthdays and family reunions.

A small number of records relate to Chuck Bay’s career in the retail fashion industry. These include newspaper clippings about his career, photographs of the Furchgott’s department store in Jacksonville, Florida where Chuck was General Manager, and copies of Chuck’s resume. Some of the European travel photographs appear to depict a goose farm and processing facility for his later business producing down comforters.

Chuck Bay researched the genealogy of the Bay, Goffman and Averbach families. Records of this research include detailed family trees, copies of photographs from various sources, correspondence with family members and copies of archival documents from several different institutions. These records include originals and photocopies apparently made during the 1990s and 2000s.

Bay family

Beth Israel Synagogue fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1960-2002 (predominately 1981-1999)

Fonds consists of records of Beth Israel Synagogue including meeting minutes; marriage, cemetery and circumcision registers; and publications.

Meeting minutes include those of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and of the Sisterhood of Beth Israel. The minutes cover all aspects of the synagogue’s operations including religious services and rituals, building management, finances, fundraising, staffing and social events.

Published records of the synagogue include programs for the building’s consecration as well as its 10th and 20th anniversaries, bulletins and notices and a children’s cookbook.

Other records include a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding the Hebrew Sick Benefit Association and the founding of Beth Israel and interviews with residents of HSBA gardens at its opening.

Beth Israel Synagogue (Winnipeg)

Beth Jacob Synagogue (Estevan) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1956-1965

Fonds consists of a ledger book from the Beth Jacob Synagogue in Estevan, Saskatchewan as well as financial records of the congregation and newspaper clippings about the Jewish community in Estevan.

Beth Jacob Synagogue (Estevan)

Blossoms of Zion, Young Judeans fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1938

Fonds consist of meeting minutes of Blossoms of Zion Young Judeans Club of Kamsack, Saskatchewan as well as newspaper clippings on topics of interest to the group and Federation of Young Judea of Canada forms.

Blossoms of Zion, Young Judeans

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