From the Canadian Jewish Review, June 2, 1922

Fox - Galinsky

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Galinsky to Mr. Maurice Fox was solemnized at the Berkeley Street Synagog. The bride, who was given away by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Galinsky, wore a white satin gown trimmed with white radium lace. Her veil of fine net was also trimmed with lace, and she wore a beautiful crown of white spangles and orange blossoms. The bridal bouquet was of sweetheart roses and a shower of lilies of the valley. The groom was escorted by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, and was attended by his sister, Mrs. Zinniman, of Detroit. Some of the guests present were the young friends of the bride and groom, the bride's brother from New-York, and relatives. After the ceremony, the guests were served with an elaborate, supper at the bride's residence, 200 Berkeley Street, which was followed by dancing.
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From the Canadian Jewish Review, July 4, 1947 (page 8)

Entertaining for Miss Sonia Galinsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Galinsky, 144 Dennison Avenue, prior to her marriage to Herbert Swinkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe Swinkin, of Los Angeles, Calif., were: Mrs. B. Koffman, sister of the bride, at a linen shower at Murray House, with fifty guests present. Mrs. B. Kraisman and daughters, Mrs. M. Biback, and Miss Ruth Kraisman, presentation luncheon at the Barclay Hotel; Mrs. D. Galin, sister-in-law of the bride, luncheon and presentation at the Barclay Hotel; Miss Toby Blackstein, presentation tea; Miss Sylvia Silver, evening; Miss Georgia Lipsky and Mrs. C. Pasternak, presentation luncheon at Arcadian Court; Misses Fannie and Rose Meltz, and Mrs. J. Jolly, evening presentation, with twenty guests present; Misses Julia Belfer, Lillian Grossman, and Mrs. R. Honickman, dinner presentation; Mesdames L. Hundert, C. Hundert, and M. Hundert, tea presentation; and Miss Raye Waxer, presentation luncheon at the Royal York Hotel.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, July 4, 1947 (page 9)

Swinkin - Galinsky

The marriage of Sonia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Galinsky, 144 Denison Avenue, to Herbert Swinkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe Swinkin, of Los Angeles, Calif., took place on Tuesday, June 24, in the garden of Chudleigh House, Rabbi David Monson officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a gown of egg-shell satin, with yoke of marquisette, long sleeves, fitted bodice, and full skirt, finishing in a short train. Her tulle veil, with scalloped edges, was caught to a satin coronet, trimmed with satin roses, and she carried a cascade of Juanna Hill and yellow Butterfly roses, with streamers of white baby's breath. Mrs. B. Koffman, sister of the bride, attended her as matron of honour, wearing a strapless gown of pink Swiss taffeta, with matching bolero jacket, and gloves, and a matching sweetheart crown with scalloped edges and pink circular veil, and carried a cascade of yellow roses, pink carnations, mauve irises, and sweet peas. Miss Raye Waxer, as maid of honour, wore a Victorian gown of sky-blue satin, with fitted bodice and hoop skirt, with a matching sweetheart crown and blue circular veil, and carried a similar bouquet. Gay Galin, niece of the bride, acted as flower girl, dressed in pink Swiss organdy, trimmed with embroidered flowers, and a matching crown, and carried a nosegay of roses, irises, and sweet peas. Samuel Kossack, brother-in-law of the groom, of Detroit, Mich., attended him as best man, and the ushers were: Murray, William, and Alec Galinsky, brothers of the bride; and Louis Pasternak. Ronald Galinsky, nephew of the bride, acted as ring-bearer, wearing full dress and top hat, and carried the ring on a white satin cushion. During the ceremony, Miss Esther Ghanz sang "I Love You Truly" and "Because". For the dinner and reception at Chudleigh House, the tables were arranged in cabaret style, decorated with peonies and carnations. The bride's mother, Mrs. Galinsky, received, wearing a dinner gown of pale blue chiffon, with matching gloves, and a corsage of pink and yellow roses. Mrs. Swinkin, mother of the groom, wore a dinner gown of turquoise-blue crepe, with gold studded clip and belt, matching gloves, and a corsage of yellow and red roses. The bride and groom left on a motor trip to Los Angeles, Calif., the bride wearing a grey wool suit, with white printed blouse, white straw hat. red accessories, and an orchid corsage. They will reside in Los Angeles, Calif. Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. A. Lebove, Mr. and Mrs. S. Kossack, Mrs. M. Hochman, and Miss Dorothy Manason, all of Detroit, Mich.; and Mrs. Harry Swinkin, of Los Angeles, Calif.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, May 23, 1952

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Swinkin (nee Sonia Galinsky, formerly of Toronto), of Detroit, Mich., on *** in Detroit, a boy, Gerald Stanley; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. L. Galinsky, 144 Dennison Avenue, Toronto; and of Mr. and Mrs. L. Swinkin, of Los Angeles, Cal.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Aug 22, 1952

Mr. and Mrs. I. Galin and children, Marsha and Donnel, of Los Angeles, Cal., motored here to spend a few weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Galinsky, 144 Dennison Avenue. Mr. and Mrs. E. Swinkin, of Detroit, Mich., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Galinsky, 144 Dennison Avenue, for a few weeks.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Dec 4, 1959

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kraisman, 66 Viewmount Avenue, were guests of honour at a fortieth anniversary dinner party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Cohen, 38 Robbie Avenue, given by their children and grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Cohen and Elaine; and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Biback, and Gail Elaine and Donald Martin. The table was decorated with a large cake in the shape of a forty with white candelabra on a white table cloth. Here for the occasion were: Mr. and Mrs. A. Lebove, Mr. and Mrs. H. Galens, and Lieutenant Gilbert Galens, of Okinawa, Japan, and Garry; and Mrs. H. Swinkin, all of Detroit, Mich.

From the Canadian Jewish News, May 6, 1960

A cheque presented by SAM KRAISMAN, Manager of I.L.G.W.U. (International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union)

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Jan 12, 1962

David Galin, 22 Melville Street, died on December 16, at Baycrest Hospital, at the age of forty-seven years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Galin; a daughter, Gay; and two sons, Martin, and Brian; his father, Louis Galin, 144 Dennison Avenue, two sisters: Mrs. B. Koffman (Rose), 119 Sultana Avenue; Mrs. JL Swinkin (Sonia), of Detroit, Mich.; and three brothers: Alex Galin, 1430 King Street West; William Galin, of London, Ont.; Murray Galin, 388 St. Clements Avenue. Rabbi Walter Wurzburger officiated at funeral services. Interment was at Bathurst Lawn Cemetery. Shiva was at 388 St. Clements Avenue, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Galin.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Mar 6, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Kraisman, 66 Viewmount Avenue, spent a holiday at the Cromwill Hotel, in Miami Beach, Florida

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Jun 5, 1964

Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Galin, 388 St. Clements Avenue, was called to the Reading of the Law, in celebration of his bar-mitzvah, at Beth Sholom Synagogue. He is the brother of Rosalyn, aged nine years; and of Philip, one; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kaiman, 9 Fern-wood Road; and of Louis Galinsky, 121 Dennison Avenue, and the late Mrs. Fannie Galinsky. Kiddush was observed. A dinner reception was held in the banquet hall the following evening. Mrs. Galin wore a fitted gown of aquamarine-blue peau de soie, entirely embellished with beadwork; with scooped neckline, V-shaped in the back; and sleeveless. Her flowers were a wristlet of orchids. Rosalyn wore a white organza dress over aquamarine-blue satin. Mrs. Kaiman was in a sheath gown of champagne - coloured, peau de soie, with a beaded, fitted bodice with round neckline. Her flowers were a wristlet of orchids. Those seated at the head table with the above were: Rabbi David Monson. Rabbi M. Kirshenblatt, Cyril Kaiman, uncle; and Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Koffman, uncle, and aunt of the bar-mitzvah boy. Louis Galinsky, grandfather, asked the blessing over the challah. Others who lit the birthday candles besides the above: Eric, Heather, and Sheila Posner; Evelyn Silver, Allan Koffman, Bary and Jerry Swinkin, of Detroit, Mich.; all cousins; Misses Elizabeth, and Amy Farley; Garry, and Gail Axler, of Montreal, Quebec; Lyn Rotin, Ellen Joy Shier, Arlene Berman, Terry Pearlstein, Debbie Waldman, Petti, and John Kruka, Michael Lambert, Samuel Rosenholtz, Gary Shienfield, Geoffrey Clarfield, and Ricky, and Steven Pearlstein. The table was adorned with a centrepiece and two high standards of white, yellow, and aquamarine-blue, gladioli, chrysanthemums, and carnations, and table cloths of that shade. Those who came from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Swinkin, of Detroit Mich.; uncle, and aunt; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Axler, of Montreal.

From the Canadian Jewish Review, Oct 1, 1971


The success of the numerous advance events undertaken by Sportsmen Lodge B'nai B'rith point to an outstanding new record in total Bond sales by the date of the Award Dinner on October 23rd, honoring the Hennick brothers, Harry, Irving and Nathan. Dinner Co-Chairman Murray Biback was host at such an advance Reception on September 15th; Nathan Hennick was host for members, and friends on September 27th, Shown here, left to right: Murray Biback, Harry Hennick, Irving Hennick, and Dinner Co-Chairman Murray Ehrlick.