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Accession Number
2015-9-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of letters to and from Dr. Joseph Klinghofer, the Educational Director of Canadian Jewish Congress. The correspondence relates to the search for ritual and educational leaders for placement in Jewish communities outside of Toronto such as St. Catharines, Timmins, Belleville, Peterborough, Kirkland Lake, Guelph, Hamilton, Bramalea, North Bay, Windsor, Maritimes, Manitoba and the USA.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Education
Religion
Communities
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Klinghofer, Joseph
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Timmins (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Peterborough (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Bramalea (Brampton, Ont.)
North Bay (Ont.)
Windsor (Ont.)
Manitoba
United States
Maritime Provinces
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1939-1947
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Canadian Jewish Congress records related to a study carried out by Saul Hayes and Jacob Finkelman on discriminatory employment practices in Ontario. The title of the resulting report is "Evidence of Unequal Opportunity in Employment and a Suggested Fair Employment Practices Legislation". Included are reports, memorandi, correspondence, sample applications from different employers, and a booklet by Gurston Allen entitled "Jewish Occupational Difficulties" (1939).
Subjects
Antisemitism
Name Access
Hayes, Saul
Finkelman, Jacob
Allen, Gurston
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-10-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
Date
1986-1987
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Executive Director files of the CJC, Central Region. The files were created and accumulated by E. Y. Lipsitz.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 92 m of textual records and sound recordings
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by the CJC, Central Region. The records cover a variety of topics but primarily consist of general office files from E.Y. Lipsitz.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
9.3 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Canadian Jewish Congress, in particular, their committees dealing with Israel affairs and Jews in Arab lands.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
37.8 m of textual records
Date
1958-[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of general office files of the CJC as well as records related to the Education and Culture Committee, the Toronto Jewish Cultural Committee, Planning and Priorities/Assimilation, the Youth Committee, CJC plenaries, small communities, Chaplaincy, Orthodox Division, Political Liaison Committee, community services, the Audit Committee, Joint Community Relations Committee, Camp Massad and Moess Chitton.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
11.1 m of textual records and other material
Date
[ca. 2000]-[ca. 2010]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the operations of the CJC Ontario Region. Included are records related to the activities of the Community Relations Committee, reports, correspondence, political affairs records, communications, meeting minutes and agendas, photographs, and moving images of various events.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: Includes graphic material and audio-visual records
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Rules and Conditions for the Morris Black Memorial Essay Contest, essays submitted, correspondence from the Board of Jewish Education and the vote casting process for the 1976 contest.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
The Morris Black Memorial Essay Contest was established by the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region's Department of Education and Culture. The rules and conditions stated in a booklet dated 1973 was that the 'prize or prizes for the best essay or essays or oral address or addresses on men famous in Jewish history...'. The Contest was open to 'All Jewish children in the Province of Ontario outside of Metropolitan Toronto and Ottawa.' The essays submitted in 1973 appeared to follow the Rules and Conditions. However, in the 1976 contest, now sponsored by The Board of Jewish Education, there were no restrictions on where the Jewish children lived or on the gender of the person in Jewish history being written about.
Subjects
Education
Children
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Date
1973-1974
Scope and Content
Accession file consists of letters, posters, press releases, minutes of meeting and policy statements regarding Israeli prisoners of war in Syria. The documents are from many organizations such as the Labor Zionist Alliance, National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, Toronto Jewish Youth Council, and the Canada-Israel Committee.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Israel--Armed Forces
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-24
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-24
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[195-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an undated document 'Rules and Regulations Concerning the Organization of the Hebrew Schools in Ontario'.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-25
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-25
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1945-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document on Religious Instruction in Public Schools of Ontario, presented by Rabbi Abraham Feinberg to the Royal Commission on Education and a fact and discussion sheet of similarities and contrasts between Canadian and US Jewries and Judaism.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-28
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Kashruth Directory of kosher products and services issued by the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Religion
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-30
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audiotapes
Date
1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two reel-to-reel audiotapes recording John Beattie at Allan Gardens on June 30, 1968.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Antisemitism
Demonstrations
Human rights
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Beattie, John
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-31
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-31
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
2 audiotapes
Date
1969
Scope and Content
Accession cosists of two audiotapes of a Regional Executive Meeting of January 1969 and a Community Town Hall Meeting of February 1969. The second tape may be of speeches at a plenary session.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1953, 1958
Scope and Content
Accession consists of correspondence between Kurt Kramer of the CJC, Central Region and the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland regarding fair practices for Jewish funeral directors and the need for an arbitration committee to handle burial disputes. Also included is a certificate in Hebrew from the Canadian Association of Hebrew Schools.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.8 m of textual records
Date
[195-]-[196-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by Sydney Harris in his role with the CJC's Joint Community Relations Committee.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-9 [Processed]
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-3-9 [Processed]
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the CJC's Joint Community Relations Committee. Some of the records appear to have originated from Ben Kayfetz.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-7
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1964-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Canadian Jewish Congress Joint Community Relations Committee files pertaining to incidents of antisemitism in Canada. Files include examples of material distributed by Neo-Nazi groups, clippings documenting hate crimes trials and antisemitism in scholarship, as well as JCRC correspondence.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-11-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1934-1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of historical material collected by the CJC Central Region Centenary Committee or Historical Committee (both committee names appear in the file). These materials include several CJC Ontario Division documents dating from 1934. The bulk of the accession consists of reports of interviews conducted in 1956 with members of Holy Blossom as part of a Holy Blossom Centennial research project.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3.3 m of textual records
Date
[ca. 1970]-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created or accumulated by the Committee for Yiddish, which operated under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region and later, the Toronto Jewish Congress (UJA Federation of Greater Toronto).
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Committee for Yiddish (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto Jewish Congress
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
17 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1924-1996
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records documenting the Jewish community of Cornwall. The records include newsclippings; B'nai Birth meeting minutes, dues ledger book and membership pins; Hadassah meeting minutes; photographs; Beth El Synagogue correspondence, memorial book, president speeches, congregational meeting minutes, annual general meeting minutes and financial statements; and a cemetery plan and ledger book.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of Mark Goldhamer, former president of the Beth El Synagogue and were originally lent to the Archives for research purposes for the Small Jewish Communities project. Upon discussion with the director of the Archives, Mark decided to donate the records to the OJA and thus they were transferred via Sharon Gubbay Helfer, oral historian and researcher/writer on the small Jewish Communities project.
Subjects
Communities
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of community lecture bureau lists, and community calendars of events for Central Region.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1961-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting correspondence for the Moess Chittin Fund to Big 9 synagogues and small community synagogues for the period 1980-1981. In addition, there is one file containing lists related to the Ontario Jewish Archives entitled "opening lists"; however, one of the lists included in this file is from 1983. Photographs are primarily from the Moess Chittin Campaign Banquet for Torontonians vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida, 1961. In addition, there are photos of the Youth Council, Regional Conference in London, and a photo with Mildred Devor. Additional individuals identified in Moess Chittin fund related photos include Frank Rubinstein (Hamilton), Jack Goldberg (Belleville), Henry Weisman (North Bay), and Ben Swartz (Peterborough), each of whom is pictured shaking hands with Phil Givens. Photographs by: Graphic Artists Toronto; Barney Gloster Studios Windsor; and Arthur Kay Studio Toronto.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 m of textual records
Date
[197-]-[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting various activities of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region, including the small communities, regional committees, eduction and culture. The records appear to have originated with E. Y. Lipsitz.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Sol Edell's role as an Officer for the CJC. Included are meeting agendas and minutes for CJC Officers meetings, correspondence, and a programme for CJC Ontario Region's 14th regional conference.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2010-11-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-8
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 30 compact discs and other material
Date
[ca. 2000] - [ca. 2007]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of cassettes, CDs, DVDs and one hard disk that document the activities of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario region. Included are recorded meeting minutes for the Community Relations Committee, Public Affairs Committee and the Security Committee, staff portraits, presentation slides, photographs of antisemitic incidents, Congress Contact newsletters, correspondence, and project proposals.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 10 DVDs, ca. 45 audio cassettes, and 1 computer disk ; 9 x 9 cm.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a letter from Rabbi Slonim convening a meeting and minutes of meetings of the Rabbinical Welfare Committee over the period.
Custodial History
There is no information on the aquisition of the documents. However, the first letter in the textual records is from Rabbi Reuben Slonim and his name is included on all of the documents in the textual record.
Administrative History
The purpose of the Rabbinical Welfate Committee was (quoting from a document dated March 22, 1950) 'to consider matters that are strictly religious in nature. In matters of a community or public relations nature, the Committee will work closely with Congress.'
Subjects
Committees
Meetings
Religion
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-5-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3.3 m of textual records
Date
2001-2003
Scope and Content
This accession consists of the files of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Regions' Community Relations Committee. Included are meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, incidence reports and complaints, interventions, newsclippings and a small amount of other reference material.
Custodial History
The records were created and used by Len Rudner, former director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region Community Relations Committee. They were donated to the Archives by the CJC's executive assistant, Cindy Osheroff on 4 May, 2009.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish communities sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1978
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports from Jewish individuals and organizations located within small (and medium-sized) Ontario Jewish communities about local antisemitism issues.
Communities documented are: Bellville, Brampton, Brantford, Chatham, Coburg, Cornwall, fort William, Galt, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Oakville, Orillia, Oshawa, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Arthur, Port Hope, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Wallaceburg, Welland, and Windsor,
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Communities
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of meeting minutes from a special meeting involving representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews and from a meeting of the Executive Committee, Central Division. Also included is a list of organizations participating in the Toronto Jewish Youth Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2002-10-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the Amalgamated Dawes Road Trustees, responsible for the maintenance and operations of the Dawes Road Cemetery. The Trustees reported to the Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Amalgamated Dawes Road Trustees (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records
Date
1968-1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the CJC Orthodox Division and the Kashruth Council.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-4-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-4-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 30 cm and 20 x 26 cm
Date
[198-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs taken at the CJC's 26th Regional Plenary at the Lipa Green Building in Toronto. Pictured in the photographs are Yehuda Lipshitz; Rose Wolfe; and Robert Nixon, MPP from Ontario.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of these photographs. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Name Access
Nixon, Robert F., 1928-
Wolfe, Rose, 1916-2016
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
17
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1936-1992
Physical Description
47 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
By 1919 the plight of post-war eastern European Jewry and the need for a united community voice for Canadian Jewry led to the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Its founding meeting was held on March 16, 1919 in Montreal. Though it briefly maintained a tiny regional office in Toronto, the CJC remained inactive until 1933, when it fully reconvened by opening offices in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. Egmont L. Frankel was the first president of the new central division in Toronto. While the national office in Montreal focused on the overarching issues of the social and economic rights of European Jewry, assistance for Jewish immigrants, and combating prejudice in Canada, the Toronto office dealt with local, violent anti-Jewish demonstrations as well as continuing discrimination both in employment and in access to public recreational facilities. The structure was based on regular national biennial plenary conferences, at which policies were delineated and national and regional executives were elected. Between plenary sessions, national and regional councils were in charge. These were augmented by the following standing committees: administrative, officers, fersonnel, financial, publications, and educational and cultural. Special committees were created to deal with issues such as: youth, community loans, kashruth, fundraising, Israel, Russian Jewry, and various emergency issues such as refugees, immigration, and housing.
During the 1930s the central division office moved several times and occupied offices in the following locations: Yonge Street, the Bond Street Synagogue, Scheuer House, the Zionist Building, and its long-term home at 150-152 Beverley Street, where it remained until its July 1983 move to the Lipa Green Building in North York.
The CJC's activities expanded to include taking responsibility for Jewish educational standards, but by 1941 its main efforts shifted to support for Canada’s war effort. Immediately after the end of the war, the focus again shifted to Jewish immigration projects and the maintenance of Jewish identity in small communities. By 1950, the CJC’s use of the title “division” was changed to “region” to accommodate internal operational divisions within each region. Also, by then, the central region was busy expanding its programs for all Ontario Jewish communities, creating a province-wide council of youth groups, and working with the newly-created Bureau of Jewish Education (later Board of Jewish Education, now Mercaz). Standardization of kashruth rules in Ontario was implemented. As well, regular educational conferences and cultural events were held throughout the province, while province-wide fundraising efforts in support of Moess Chittin for relief projects in Israel and for local Congress activities were expanded. Many of its educational and cultural responsibilities necessitated working with other Jewish organizations such as the United Jewish Welfare Fund, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS), Hadassah, the Canadian Legion, B’nai Brith, the World Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Congress, and the many landsmenshaften (Jewish mutual benefit societies, each formed by immigrants originating from the same Eastern European community).
During the 1960s, the central region began sending Moess Chittin relief shipments to Cuban Jews unable to acquire kosher foods for Passover. Its lobbying efforts included participation in the Royal Commissions on Hate Propaganda, and its greatest success came with the introduction and implementation of Ontario’s fair employment and fair accommodation practices legislation, an achievement in which Congress played a pivotal role.
From 1971 to 1989 the major focus became international and national lobbying for, and providing support to, Soviet Jewry. Virtually all local and Canadian efforts to assist the Soviet Jewish “refusniks” were organized and coordinated in Toronto by the Ontario region office, which provided staff and funding for the many lobbying activities and public demonstrations that characterized this successful effort.
As of November 1975, the central region’s responsibilities in Toronto were radically altered. To improve cost efficiency in Toronto, CJC educational and social service program activities were merged with similar programs already provided by Toronto’s United Jewish Appeal. The UJA assumed sole responsibility for these amalgamated programs in Toronto and was renamed Toronto Jewish Congress. The central region still retained province-wide responsibilities for Ontario’s smaller Jewish communities, and its office remained in Toronto. Also, following this reorganization, its name was changed to Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region. Although CJC no longer provided direct social and educational programs to Toronto, the TJC’s senior executive was, at the time, still obliged to continue to keep it notified about developments concerning previous Congress responsibilities.
From 1983, the Ontario Region's offices were located in the Lipa Green Building at 4600 Bathurst Street. It continued its work of financially supporting various Israeli institutions and fostering Canada-Israel relations. It also spearheaded the movement to support and protect Jews in Arab lands, especially in Syria. Funding for the CJC came from the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, which restributed a portion of the funds raised by the local Jewish federations across Canada.
The CJC dissolved in 2011. Today, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) acts as the Jewish community's primary lobby group.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Ontario Region office of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Of primary importance in documenting this organization’s history are its minutes of the Executive and Administrative Committees and the various standing, and short-term committees such as Community Organization, Finance, Fund Raising, Educational and Cultural, Research, Immigration, War Efforts, and Jewish Education. Most of these records are still managed all together within Fonds 17, Series 1. Fonds 17, Series 2 contains the general subject and correspondence files of these committees. Records in both series require further processing.
Records now found in Series 3 document the efforts of the Committee for Soviet Jewry in coordinating the activities of the many Toronto and Ontario organizations involved in assisting Soviet Jewry during the 1971 to 1989 period.
Series 4 consists of administrative and committee records of the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies in Toronto from 1938 through 1967. These document its work rescuing the survivors of European Jewish communities, settling as many as possible in Ontario, and providing assistance to those attempting to obtain restitution payments.
Series 5 consists of the records of the Community Relations Committee (1938-1976). Responding to depression-era anti-Semitism in Canada, the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai Brith together established in 1938 a new joint committee. Since then this Committee has documented racist threats in Canada; initiated advocacy activities to work for improved civil rights; promoted legislation combating hate; worked to ensure equality of access to employment, education and accommodation; and investigated specific incidents of discrimination. The Committee, for example, played a key role in achieving the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1944, and the Fair Employment Practices Act of 1951, key steps leading to Canada’s current Human Rights Code. Although originally named Joint Public Relations Committee in 1938, a series of name changes later occurred; s follows: Joint Community Relations Committee, Central Region (1962-1978), Joint Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1978-ca. 1991) Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1991-present) Records in this series were reorganized into 5 sub-series and a further 9 sub-sub-series during the 2009 to 2011 period. For further details please view the database records for Fonds 17, Series 5. Although this series will eventually hold all CRC records up to 1992, only those prior to 1979 are currently fully processed.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1839 photographs, 89 audio cassettes, 11 videocassettes, 4 drawings, and 6 microfilm reels (16 mm).
Processing note: Processing of this fonds is ongoing. Additional descriptive entries will be added in future.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Subjects
Pressure groups
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records
Arrangement
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region (1919-2011)
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Mar. 1971
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, addressing a large crowd at a Toronto synagogue. The images include crowd shots and group photographs of CJC members, including J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of general correspondence, notices of appointments as plenary delegates, a calendar of events and an invitation to a banquet in honour of Mr. Saul Hayes. The guest of honour for the Saul Hayes banquet is the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and an invitation to attend the opening ceremony for Samuel Bronfman House. The file also contains a photostat of a Stuermer propaganda leaflet produced by the National Socialist Underground.
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1968-1979 : Trudeau)
Hayes, Saul, 1906-1980
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, activity reports, plenary session lists, lists of delegates to the 20th regional conference and minutes of meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1987-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-4-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Date
1957-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records accumulated by Shammai Ogden in his work with the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), including his work with the CJC National Education Committee.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter of thanks from the Canadian Jewish Congress dated August 8, 1967 for a speaking engagement given by Ida Lewis Siegel, minutes from meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress Executive Committee from February 26 and March25, 1976; memos to the TJC Executive Committee re: U.J.W.F. Gift Annuity Plan dated January 28, 1976, re: Supplementary Allocations to Jewish Schools dated March 25, 1976 and re: Moess Chittin Fund dated March 25, 1976; Announcements from the TJC March 25, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
223
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
265
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Jan. 1972-27 Oct. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
285
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records (10 v.)
Date
1956-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 10 bound volumes of the Canadian Jewish Congress Interoffice communications (IOI) from the years 1956 to 1960. There are a range of topics covered including the Fair Accomodation and Fair Employment Acts, Hungarian immigration and antisemitism.
Custodial History
The donor found the volumes discarded in a box on Queen Street. They were once likely the property of someone in the Central Region office.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual record
Date
1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Canadian Jewish Congress's 50th Anniversary Convention Reports in spiral book form. The plenary session was held May 16-20th, 1968 at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
150 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

By 1919 the plight of post-war Eastern European Jewry and the need for a united community voice for Canadian Jewry led to the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Its founding meeting was held on March 16, 1919 in Montreal. Though it briefly maintained a tiny regional office in Toronto, the CJC remained inactive until 1933, when it fully reconvened by opening offices in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. Egmont L. Frankel was the first President of the new Central Division in Toronto. While the National Office in Montreal focused on the overarching issues of the social and economic rights of European Jewry, assistance for Jewish immigrants, and combating prejudice in Canada, the Toronto office dealt with local violent anti-Jewish demonstrations as well as continuing discrimination both in employment and in access to public recreational facilities. The structure was based on regular national biennial plenary conferences at which policies were delineated and national and regional executives were elected. Between plenary sessions, National and Regional Councils were in charge.
Address
150 Beverley Street
Time Period
1919-2012
Scope Note
By 1919 the plight of post-war Eastern European Jewry and the need for a united community voice for Canadian Jewry led to the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Its founding meeting was held on March 16, 1919 in Montreal. Though it briefly maintained a tiny regional office in Toronto, the CJC remained inactive until 1933, when it fully reconvened by opening offices in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. Egmont L. Frankel was the first President of the new Central Division in Toronto. While the National Office in Montreal focused on the overarching issues of the social and economic rights of European Jewry, assistance for Jewish immigrants, and combating prejudice in Canada, the Toronto office dealt with local violent anti-Jewish demonstrations as well as continuing discrimination both in employment and in access to public recreational facilities. The structure was based on regular national biennial plenary conferences at which policies were delineated and national and regional executives were elected. Between plenary sessions, National and Regional Councils were in charge.
History
During the 1930s the Central Division Office moved several times and occupied offices in the following locations; Yonge St., the Bond St. Synagogue, Scheuer House, the Zionist Building, and its long-term home at 150-152 Beverley Street where it remained until its July, 1983 move to the Lipa Green Building in North York. Its activities expanded to include taking responsibility for Jewish educational standards but, by 1941, its main efforts shifted to support for Canada’s war effort. Immediately after the end of the war, the focus again shifted to Jewish immigration projects and the maintenance of Jewish identity in small communities.By 1950, the CJC’s use of the title “division” was changed to “region” to accommodate internal operational “divisions” within each region. Also, by then, the Central Region was busy expanding its programs for all Ontario Jewish communities, creating a province-wide council of youth groups, and working with the newly-created Bureau of Jewish Education (later Board of Jewish Education).
Category
Organization
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of communication from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are: summary of proceedings from the Fourth National Assembly of Canadian Jewish Congress (1939), summary of correspondence received by Canadian Jewish Congress (1939), letters requesting representatives to attend the conference (1939), letter announcing Katz was elected to the National Executive (1939), a report of the activities of the war efforts committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress (1940), opening address from the Fifth Annual Regional Conference, a Hanukkah booklet in Yiddish, a notice to the Jewish community to avoid buying German coal (1939), a notice from the American Jewish Congress (1938), and a 1938 publication, The Anti-Nazi Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of communication from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are: receipt for an ad in the Daily Hebrew Journal (1942), announcements of an upcoming lecture and list of lectures from the Institute of Jewish Studies (1940, 1942), periodical devoted to Jewish affairs (1942, in Polish), a poster published by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, packet of ribbons with the insignia "I support United Jewish Welfare" (1942-1943), newspaper clipping (1942, in Yiddish), solicitation letter from High Rabbinical Jeshivah Sfath Emeth (1942), two wedding invitations (1942), invitation to honour Samuel Bronfman on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday (1941), printed speech presented by Samuel Bronfman, President of CJC (1941), communication with the Canadian Jewish Congress (e.g. announcements of meetings, meeting minutes, call to support the victory loan, a letter in support of the Greek War Relief Fund, a letter reporting vandalism of "Moncatta Library" at University College, London) and a list of delegates to the 5th Plenary Session.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program for Jewish Book Week (1946) and correspondence concerning the 11th Plenary Session of the Canadian Jewish Congress (1956).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence concerning the Fifth Plenary Session of Congress (1942).
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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