Fonds PR1181 - Maurice Stochinsky fonds

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Maurice Stochinsky fonds

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    PR1181

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    • [1890] - 1974 (Creation)
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      Included in this fonds is a biographical sketch of Maurice Stochinsky dated after his death.

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    0.60 m of textual records. -- 21 photographs.

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    (1894-1973)

    Biographical history

    Maurice Stochinksy was born in Pishtonka, Ukraine in 1894 to Hova and Yehuda Stochinksy. He immigrated to Canada in 1912, settling in Edmonton, Alberta.

    Stochinsky was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in France during World War 1. He lived briefly in Vancouver, British Columbia during the early 1920's, where he was secretary of the Shaarev Tzedeck Synagogue. He returned to Edmonton, Alberta in 1922. Stochinsky owned National Hardware Company in Edmonton and retired in 1968. In 1924, he married Anne Bloom (1900-1974). They had two children: Evelyn (1924-1936) and Edward (1934-2017)

    Stochinsky was involved with numerous Jewish organizations in Alberta including the Congress Union of Western Canadian Jews Edmonton Branch, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Canada Edmonton Branch, Edmonton Chevra Kasdisha, the Edmonton Jewish Community Council, the Edmonton Zionist Council, the Zionist Men's Association Herzl Lodge, Beth Israel Synagogue, the Talmud Torah, State of Israel Bonds, the Edmonton Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service, the Jewish National Fund, and the Edmonton Hebrew Mutual Loan Association. He was also a member of the B'nai Brith Lodge 732 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Stochinsky was honoured by the Jewish Community at two testimonial dinners, the Negev Dinner in 1954 and the Beth Israel Synagogue in 1968.

    Stochinsky died in 1973, survived by his wife Anne who died in 1974.

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    The fonds reflects Stochinsky's participation in the Canadian Jewish community. The fonds consists of correspondence, resolutions, and a financial statement from Congress Union of Western Canada Jews, Edmonton Branch dating from 1916-1919; proposed bylaws and bylaws of the Edmonton Jewish Community Council dating from 1962; Records of the Edmonton Zionist Council and final records, donor lists, and receipts pertaining to the United Israel Appeal dating from 1946-1955; minutes, correspondence, and the opening and closing rituals of the Herzl Lodge dating from 1955; records regarding the hiring of a cantor, correspondence, membership lists, newspaper clippings, and photographs depicting cantors, menorahs, and Yahreit tablets dating from 1952-1971; minutes, membership lists, donor lists, financial records, and correspondence from the Shaarev Tzedeck Building Fund dating from 1920-1921; correspondence, donor lists, telegrams, bank statements, and bonds from the State of Israel Bonds campaign in Edmonton, Alberta dating from 1956-1960; minutes, financial records, articles of association, bylaws, and correspondence dating from 1927- 1961; photographs of Maurice Stochinsky in military uniform, on a baseball team, on the Edmonton Talmud Torah Board of Directors, in a synagogue, and participating in various community activities dating from; and an Edmonton Jewish War Efforts Committee donor list.

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    Mrs. Miriam Lieberman, a daughter of Maurice Stochinsky, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1975.

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    Arrangement note: The material was physically arranged into nine sections: Personal Papers and Miscellanea, Vancouver Building Funds, Nationally-Based Jewish Organizations, National Charity Drives, Edmonton Jewish Community Organizations, Activities of the Jewish Community, Jewish Publications, Photographs, and Postcards.

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        Some of the material is in Hebrew.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Inventory is available.

        Associated materials

        For more material regarding individuals and Jewish activities in Edmonton, available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, please see the Cory Felber fonds, Edmonton Talmud Torah fonds, Louis and Tryna Rudolph fonds, Howard and Ester Starkman fonds, and the Maurice Stochinsky fonds.

        For more information regarding individuals and Jewish activities in Edmonton, available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, please see: Rozenweig, Uriel. The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta 1893-1993. Edmonton: Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, 2000. For more information on the Talmud Torah please see: Pascoe, Ronald M. Edmonton Talmud Torah: The First 75 Years: 1912- 1987. Edmonton: Edmonton Talmud Torah Society, 1988.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the records and Rozenweig, Uriel. The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta 1893-1993. Edmonton: Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, 2000. For more information on the Talmud Torah please see: Pascoe, Ronald M. Edmonton Talmud Torah: The First 75 Years: 1912- 1987. Edmonton: Edmonton Talmud Torah Society, 1988.

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        Includes accession PR1975.0147.

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