Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning in Toronto and Surrounding Areas
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37 Southbourne North York, Ontario
The origin of our Congregation goes back to the turn of the 20th century, when Jewish immigrants from Roumania, a small minority in a developing Jewish com munity in Toronto, sought refuge from the strangeness of their new environment in the company of their landsleit (countrymen). Social gatherings led in the course of time to the desire to pray together on the Holy Days and to establish a congregation of their own. Indispensable to the fulfillment of their wish was the procurement of a Sefer Torah. Their success in achieving this goal by a sacrificial campaign of obtaining donations of nickels and dimes from the new immigrants encouraged the group to move from a room in a Synagogue to rented quarters above a Turkish bath, and then to a room over a grocery store. The year was 1903. A substantial increase in membership led to the formal election of the first president and secretary.The most important event of the year, however, was the acquisition of a cemetery far to the north of Toronto as it was at the time, on Roselawn Avenue.After a brief spell in other rented premises, the fledgling congregation finally bought two “cottages” on Centre Avenue which continued to serve as the congregational home until 1911. In that year the Congregation proudly completed and dedicated a new building on Bathurst near Dundas, the site where for thirty years, the First Roumanian Hebrew Congregation Adath Israel, as it was officially known, flourished. The popular name of the congregation was “The Roumainishe Shul.” During all these years the Synagogue functioned as the busy center of an active religious and social life where various important membership organizations were established. A warm feeling of friendship pervaded the membership fostered by bonds of family kinship and origin. Rabbi Abraham Kelman was the Synagogue’s first full-time Rabbi serving from 1939 until 1947. In September 1947, Rabbi Erwin Schild, freshly ordained by the Yeshivah Torath Chaim of Toronto, was engaged as the new Rabbi of the Congregation. The membership numbered about 150 families at the time.
76 Lakeshore Rd East Toronto
Australia native Callie Tein is the designer behind Modern Trousseau. Ms. Tein uses fine French lace, imported silk, and delicate beadwork to create feminine wedding gowns sought out by sophisticated brides. Her Spring 2011 bridal collection features ladylike lace and other frills, but some dresses feature dramatic pops of black and purple to keep the gowns from venturing into twee territory. Waist details create lovely silhouettes, and the genuine craftsmanship of these gowns shines through.
2511 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2H9
Higher Ground for Kids offers the latest in designer brand fashions, outerwear and accessories for girls and boys, infant to tween. Dresses from Flowers by Zoe, Un Deux Trois and introducing Zoe Ltd. European designer brands like Burberry, Lacoste, DKNY and Lili Gaufrette. Visit their relaxed environment, conveniently located in the heart of mid-town Toronto. Dedicated, experienced staff.
1657 Michigan Ave Miami, FL 33139-2506,
Just recently opened in September 2010, Icebox Cafe at MIA has already made a splash with its hip, sexy South Beach look, its delicious and beautifully prepared food, delectable and sinful desserts and, most especially, its attention to detail and quality customer service. All things that weary passengers are craving these days and, now, enjoying at Icebox Cafe at MIA.
224 W. 30th Street New York, NY 10001
The Lela Rose collection is founded on a clear vision to create classic silhouettes with a whimsical twist. Beautifully embellished fabrics are the foundation of this innovative collection and speak to the elegance of its personality with a nod to the era of glamour.