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Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Languages:

English

Length:

1 reel (ca. 19 minutes)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Ontario Jewish Archives list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Item is a documentary film about the rationale for, the construction of, and the opening ceremonies of the Holy Blossom Synagogue. Seen are shots of the crowded and dim classrooms within the old Bond St. Synagogue, its predecessor. Also seen are scenes of the official sod turning, the laying of the corner-stone, and some of the construction work on Holy Blossom at its new location at the corner of Bathurst Street and Ava Road. These are followed by various scenes of the new building’s interior and exterior. The film ends with the May 16, 1937 official opening ceremonies of, and the transfer of the Torah scrolls to, the new facility. Identified in the footage is Edmund Scheuer." Ontario Jewish Archives.

Resources:

This film is a part of the Dr. A. I. Willinsky fonds held by the Ontario Jewish Archives.

Locations:

  • Toronto, Ontario (Filming)

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Repository:

Dr. A. I. Willinsky fonds, Ontario Jewish Archives