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Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956, 1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA) series
Committee on Deportations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
4-9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
4 cm of textual material
Admin History/Bio
UJRA's Committee on Deportations assisted refugees who were targeted for deportation by the Canadian government. Its assistance took the form of social assistance to ensure that they were not considered indigent, as well as provision of lawyers, advice and referrals to other agencies if individuals required financial aid.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains minutes, correspondence and reports of the UJRA Committee on Deportations from 1953 to 1956. The files are arranged in chronological order.
Notes
This sub-series is composed of former RG 210C and files from former RG 296.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Case files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Case files series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1975
Physical Description
1.66 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In general terms, the majority of Jewish immigrants arrived from Eastern Europe during the inter-war years settling primarily in the Kensington Market area working mainly as laborers in the garment industry or as peddlers. Immigrants sought the aid of the Folks Farein for financial assistance by helping to reduce fees for hospital stays, physicians, pharmaceuticals, dentists, vision care, medical appliances, home care, rent, food relief and specifically Passover relief, and legal fees. The Folks Farein would also provide interpretation services when necessary, such as at Toronto hospitals and when dealing with legal services or city officials, as the majority of their clients spoke only Yiddish. The Folks Farein worked in conjunction with a number of medical and mental health institutions such as the Toronto Hospital, the Ontario Hospital Whitby, Mt. Sinai, the Sick Children's Hospital and the Hospital for Incurables. Case workers would often make site visits to client homes in order to assess and/or remedy their living situation.
Scope and Content
Series consists of case files of individuals or families seeking financial, medical and legal aid. The files include intake forms, remarks, medical reports, legal documents, correspondence with hospitals, physicians, charitable organizations, social service agencies, and the department of immigration. In most cases, multiple people are mentioned in the file, such as spouses and children, or close relatives.
Intake forms are divided into two sections: one that captures general biographical information about the client at first contact, such as the client name, age, current address, telephone number, occupation, employer, birthplace, citizenship, length of time in Canada and Toronto, names and number of children, and name of spouse and relatives; and one section that captures ongoing general remarks about the individual's situation as recorded by the case worker.
Medical reports include the nature of the client's illness and record of ongoing care, health care provider correspondence, administration of fees for service, prescriptions, date and cause of death.
Correspondence includes letters to and from social service agencies, government departments, medical institutions, legal services and religious institutions. Also included are client letters of thanks to the Folks Farein. Most client letters are written in Yiddish.
Legal documents include original passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, military records, landing papers, naturalization certificates, and medical certificates. Documents have often been translated from language of origin into English by case workers.
There are several different blocks of clients evident in the records: those who arrived during the inter-war years; post-Second World War refugees including those from DP camps brought over through the tailor's project, and those who were sponsored by relatives and businesses; those who came after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; and in the later years, first-born Canadians in need of assistance and those having lived in Canada for a considerable time applying for old age security and mother's allowance.
Researchers should consult the Folks Farein case file database for information on individual files.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Case files are closed until 120 years after date of creation or 50 years after death. In some cases the death of the individual is noted in the file, but in many of these instances there are other family members mentioned and so this information will require redaction.
The series was formerly known as MG2 O1N
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
Case numbers are based upon the date a case was first opened. The title of each file contains the client name, address and case number. This arrangement has been maintained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1936, 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news clippings and articles written by staff of the JFWB for publicity. Articles contain anonymous case histories of specific cases handled by the JFWB.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1962 -Aug. 1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters and Newspaper clippings regarding the "Kirschbaum Case"
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds
Career, employment and training services series
Placement centre sub-series
Case files sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
75
Series
7-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1954
Physical Description
3.16 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of the client cards kept by the Jewish Vocational Services from the late 1940s and 1950s. Many of the individuals documented in these cards were refugees who were assisted by the JVS in securing a job.
The cards contain information such as the client name, date of birth, date of contact with JVS, type of work, weight, height, education, name of parents, hair colour, UI number, languages spoken, years in Canada, dependents, type of work they were searching for and education. Each one documents the work placements the individual was given and dates along with the occasional comments about those experiences. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order by surname.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director (and whomever else) prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
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Accession Number
2002-10-34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 127
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
127
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding a request for financial assistance from Congress to assist in the appeal of Mr. Kominek's conviction and sentence.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 198
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
198
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of memos regarding the extradition of Mr. Rauca as a result of war crimes conviction.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
War criminals
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
65
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1937?], 1948, 1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 72
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
72
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
73
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of case presentations of JCWA's Case Committee.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Vocational Board series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 8; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Vocational Board series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
8
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
27 Jan. 1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one case presentation of the Jewish Children's Vocational Board.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of the Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933 and 1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two case presentations that the JFWB delivered to the Federation Communal Council. The JFWB made one case presentation with the Jewish Children's Bureau and the other with the Big Brother Movement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1943
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's Case Committee. Included are reports, case presentations, correspondence, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of case presentations that were delivered at the JFWB's Case Committee meetings
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of case conferences between the JFWB and various other member agencies of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. The bulk of the case conferences are with the Jewish Child Welfare Association, the Jewish Big Sister Committee, and the Jewish Application Bureau. There are also some case conferences regarding the provision of Hebrew Free Loans and one JFWB case presentation to the Jewish Children's Vocational Board.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
text
Date
1970-1988
Physical Description
81 cm of textual records
11 v. text
456 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Individual case files and refusnik listings were assembled by numerous Soviet Jewry advocacy groups and distributed internationally. Such records were then used by groups like the Committee for Soviet Jewry in their promotional material such as leaflets and news briefs to inform the Jewish community, interest groups and members of the general public about updates to the status of individual refusnik cases and the plight of Soviet Jews within the Soviet Union.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of files documenting individual refusniks, some very well known, as well as files and publications containing lists and/or groups of Soviet Jews and documents related to group activities. Sub-series is organized into three sub-sub-series: individual case files, groups, and publications.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
National Plan vs. Wilson
Date
1944-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding a legal case in which Mr. Moscoe represented the plaintiff.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence and employee personnel files. Files include forms capturing the employee name, date of contact with employee and remarks about the individual's situation both financial and personal. Financial remarks relate to weekly earnings, payroll deductions and requests for assistance in the form of loans. Personal remarks relate to family situations regarding the health and welfare of spouses, children, and relatives. Correspondence includes letters from the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission to employees regarding updated contact information, financial assistance, notification to appear in person, and matters related to government services such as Family Allowance, immigration and issuance of employee certificates of merit.
Files are arranged alphabetically by employee last name and religion and are grouped by Jewish and non-Jewish immigrants.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Physical Condition
Records are extremely fragile, careful handling of documents should be observed
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
File
51
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and clippings related to anti-semitic literature and actions, and photographs documenting an anti-Semitic protest in Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Operational statistics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 11; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Operational statistics series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
11
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one report outlining statistics for the location and type of cases the JFWB managed through correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 15; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
15
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and meeting notices and minutes of the Welfare Council of Toronto's Case Work Committee.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1938-1985
Physical Description
1.65 m of textual records
15 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of case files on individual and long-term antisemitic activities, events, publications and individuals tracked by this Committee. Case files are organized by name of subject, organization, or individual and may consist of documentation assembled over several years and contained within many folders. Files containing detailed information about the Toronto trial of Ernst Zundel, along with transcripts of the Ontario and Canadian Supreme Court appeal rulings are now within boxes 25 and 26 of the JCRC records.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Related Material
For more detailed information concerning hate crimes and literature see also: Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 5-4-6, Hate Crimes and Hate Literature.
See also Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 6-4-7, War Crimes and Criminals.
Arrangement
Because records in this series had previously been organized in a manner that proved impossible for use by archivists and researchers, the records in this fonds have been totally rearranged and described to comply with RAD standards, to provide ease of access by researchers, and to fully reflect the activities and organizational history of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress during and after the period when it was a joint committee with the B'Nai Brith.
Case files in this sub-series have been titled according to place names, individuals, and organizations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 258
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
258
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 July 1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report regarding antisemitic comments made by Mr. Maulson, of the insurance agency Irish & Maulson, to a Jewish peddler who had tried selling merchandise at his home.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Civil and Human Rights Legislation sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-1
File
67
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding complaints about the proposed site of the Temple Emmanuel Synagogue.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 115; Series 11; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
Fonds
115
Series
11
Item
8
Material Format
object
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 watch : 5 cm (diam.)
Scope and Content
Item is a Waltham watch with light decorative engraving on the front and back of the gold case. The watch face has roman numerals with a separate 60 second dial. In a separate compartment on the other side of the case, there is an engraving with the Hebrew letters: "pei pei pei mem" Jan 4, 1919. The watch may have belonged to Samuel Aaron Harris.
Physical Condition
Watch is in good condition but some discoloration on the inside of the metal case.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 6; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 January [1958]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Immigration case files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Immigration case files series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1930-1979
Physical Description
18.3 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
This series consists of the case files created by JIAS for immigrants or potential immigrants, individuals or families, who wished to enter Canada directly or to pass through Canada in order to settle in the United States.
The files include correspondence with Canadian immigrant agencies and governmental departments, correspondence with other worldwide immigrant agencies, case reports and related biographical information. Some files also contain photographs.
Notes
This series was formerly known as MG2 I1a K1
The photographs contained in this series are interspersed with the textual records. They are generally passport photographs or similar headshots used for identification purposes.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Arrangement
The title of each file is either the name of the prospective immigrant or the name of their sponsor in Canada. JIAS had originally arranged these files chronologically based upon the date a case was first opened by the office, such as the date of their first interview with a prospective immigrant, or the date they first corresponded with an international agency.
A suffix following the file number (eg. A, B) indicates a separate file opened for the individual, rather than the same file divided into two folders. For example, an individual may have immigrated to Canada and then sponsored a family member, in which case JIAS would have created two separate files.
The national office in Montreal often had first contact with the prospective immigrants to Canada, and/or the international agencies representing them. They would have kept their own case file and forwarded any documents to the appropriate regional offices. Thus, many of the case files have two numbers: one for the Toronto office and one for the Montreal office. The Archives has retained both numbers if they exist, with Montreal numbers appearing in parenthesis.
Accession Number
1983-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA) series
Refugee case files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 4-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA) series
Refugee case files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
4-11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1960
Physical Description
2.68 m of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series documents the relationship of the UJRA (CJC) with the refugees admitted to Canada. Often the UJRA office was a starting point for newly-arrived refugees, who would be referred to Jewish Employment Service/Jewish Vocational Services for help finding a job, to hospitals, dentists and other health care providers for medical care, to Toronto Hebrew Free Loan, and sometimes to Jewish Immigrant Aid Services for accommodations and loans. The office in Toronto worked in cooperation with local refugee committees in centres like Hamilton, London and Oshawa, which would sometimes assist with or take over cases. In most cases the form of assistance given by the UJRA was financial, with decisions taken by the UJRA Farm & Establishment Committee. They granted loans for the purchase of farms, to either individuals or in many cases, a partnership of two refugees wishing to buy jointly. Refugee farmers settled across southern Ontario, from towns in the Chatham/London area, to ones in eastern Ontario towards Kingston/Cornwall, and the southern Niagara region. The largest numbers were concentrated near Hamilton and Oshawa. The UJRA helped immigrants survey and appraise properties and offered advice and guidance on farming to those with no experience. UJRA loans were granted also for the furnishing of homes, equipping of farms with machinery and livestock, medical services, visas for family members, and short-term "maintenance" costs while new immigrants got on their feet. For "urban" refugees, UJRA arranged lodgings, helped with transportation and baggage, ensured a family had food, tickets to High Holiday services, and school for the children. In some cases UJRA was called upon as arbitrator between disputing farming partners or family members.
Sub-series contains case files from clients of UJRA dating from 1938 to 1960. Until 1950, refugees were categorized as either "farmer" or "urban" settlers, and these designations remain written on the earlier files, while later ones are not categorized other than by name of the immigrant. Files include an identification form, either a "summary of contact" sheet with notes added over time, or a standard Loan Committee application form. Records also include correspondence.
The files are arranged in alphabetical order by refugee surname.
Notes
This sub-series is composed of former RG 292, RG 293 and RG 296, three separated sets of case files. Unspecified, farmer, and urban case files were combined into this series, and case files from RG 296 were pulled from amongst the administrative files.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
Related files regarding loans may be found in the minutes of the Loan Committee in sub-series 6 of this series (4-6).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Photograph by Ben Goldberg.
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Sarah Axelrod in winter clothing, holding a music case. Sarah Axelrod was Gordon Melamed's cousin. The photograph was taken by Ben Goldberg of Empire Studio, who was a friend of the Melamed family.
Name Access
Axelrod, Sarah
Goldberg, Ben
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 525
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
525
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 226
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
226
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a memo describing antisemitic action against Mr. Stemeroff when he moved into a new home.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Brantford (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 281
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
281
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings and correspondence documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included are cases of employment discrimination, club restrictions, and hate propaganda.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 282
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
282
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included are cases of police brutality, hate propaganda, and vandalism.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 283
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
283
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, statutory declarations of evidence, reports, and flyers documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included are cases of harassment, service refusal, employment discrimination, neo-Nazis, hate propaganda, club restrictions and the poor reputations of Jewish people and organizations within the gentile community. Of particular note are records regarding the placement of foster care children in gentile homes by the Jewish Family and Child Service.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 284
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
284
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included are newspaper clippings, employment applications, correspondence, lists, reports, a statement, statistics, and a booklet. Topics include: religion in public schools, employment discrimination, neo-Nazis, violence, harassment, freedom of religion, hate propaganda, and a missing tombstone from the grave of a Holocaust victim in Germany.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 285
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
285
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included is correspondence, newspaper clippings, JCRC "Strictly Confidential" reports, and bulletins of the Canadian National Socialist Party (Canadian Nazi Party). Types of cases covered include: neo-Nazis and hate propaganda.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 286
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
286
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting various cases of antisemitism. Included is correspondence, a job resume, notes and a Metropolitan Toronto Police flyer. Types of cases covered include: neo-Nazis, hate propaganda, war criminals, racial harassment and threats, Canadian National Socialist Party, employment discrimination, membership restrictions, and service refusal.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 287
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
287
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings documenting various cases of employment discrimination.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Discrimination in employment
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 288
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
288
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965, 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting various antisemitism cases. Included are records related to Ron Gostick, Ernst Zundel, and Hate Propaganda.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Zundel, Ernst, 1939-
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 289
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
289
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, flyers and brochures documenting the activities of various neo-Nazis, including: John Beattie, Gilbert Rondeau, and John Ross Taylor.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Neo-Nazis
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
47
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 13; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Miscellaneous series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
13
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1983]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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