You asked me about the address and phone for the
Ontario Jewish Archives and about their Steamship Log.
Dr. Stephen Speisman Director
The Ontario Jewish Archives
4600 Bathurst Street
Telephone: (416) 635-2883 Ext. 170
Fax: (416) 635- 1408
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00am - 4:45pm
Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Closed Jewish Holidays
I went there and found them most helpful. I don't know
what services they provide for outside inquiries.
They have some Jewish Directories for Toronto >from the
1920's and 30's that I found most useful, as it had
the names, addresses and professions of various
Also they have The Rotenberg Steamship Agency Log from
1911 -1914 and perhaps other years but I don't
know. This was an agency that sold steamship tickets in
I found a listing >from 1914, of my grandfather
purchasing a ticket for my grandmother, still in
Poland. It gave his addresses (which changed
frequently) and the name of the steamship line and
port of departure.
Interestingly, but sadly, there was a red stamp on it
saying "cancelled". I know >from family stories that my
grandmother was turned back at Liverpool (because of
suspected eye disease)though she did eventually come,
six years later!
I go to Toronto every four months or so, next trip in
May or June. If anyone has a request I will try to
Incidentally, I have in my possession a 1935 25th
Jubilee album for the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society in
Toronto, with hundreds of names and addresses and
business ads of Toronto Jews, >from Chmelnik, Shydlov,
Radom and other places. It also has several articles.
Its in Yiddish and I plan to translate it.
I plan to donate a photocopy to the Ontario Jewish
Regards, Sharon Cooper
Sharon Cooper-Goodman, Ottawa, Canada
POZNER,POJZNER,(Radom,Ilza,Drilge,Warsaw,-Poland,Toronto - Canada.
MATZ (Radom -Poland;Sevastopol -Ukraine)TAJCHEBLAT (Lipsko,Radom - Poland)
KATZ,KAC (Buenos Aires - Argentina) AJZENBERG,Radom -Poland,Israel)
TENEBAUM (Brest - Belarus)GOODMAN,GUTMAN (Vitebsk - Belarus)
KUPERBERG -(Lodz,Chenstakovwa, Kielce -Poland)