Purim at Holy Blossom, Bond Street, 1920

These costumed young actors appeared in a Purim play at the old Holy Blossom Temple on Bond Street around 1920. Perhaps the play was about the Purim drama itself. Pictured from left are: Arthur Cohen, Abe Cohen, Sam Nelson, Harry Hertzman, Louis Goodman, Norman Cowan (?), Sam Coffler and Lionel Cohen. Well-known Toronto photographer William James took the photo. Courtesy City of Toronto Archives (f1244_it2358).

The photo appeared some years ago in my “Remembering Our Yesterdays” photofeature in the Canadian Jewish News. For more photostories, please visit Remembering Our Yesterdays.

Below: Interior of Holy Blossom Temple on Bond Street. ♦

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