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Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of personalized letters pertaining to the 1937 Mizrachi campaign. Included are letters of appeal for funds for Mizrachi Organization, follow-up thank-you notes and invitations to Mizrachi events/meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 72
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
72
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of lists of matters pertaining to the Mizrachi Campaign of 1937. Included are lists of individuals and businesses, addresses, phone numbers and amounts donated and invitation letters for a reception to honour Rabbi W. Gold of the World Mizrachi Organization. Also included is a booklet concerning "Torah Ve'avodah" and some mailings from a religious cultural/educational organization, "Yavne" sent from Poland .
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of campaign literature distributed by J.B. Salsberg in his successful bid for Alderman of Toronto's Ward 4.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of statements of receipts and disbursements for the Mizrachi Organization of Toronto for the years 1935-1941.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 199
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
199
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file appears to consist of miscellaneous correspondence. Included are correspondence and telegrams relating to Katz's personal, professional life, as well as Zionistic and religious matters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains two reports created for the Y.M.H.A. and one for the Jewish Community Centre Association.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of four pages from the annual edition of the Y-Time newspaper.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
National Treasurer sub-series
Auditor's reports sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-3-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The report includes a balance sheet, statements of income and expenditure and sundry schedules issued by Richter, Usher & Co., Chartered Accountants.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
National Treasurer sub-series
Financial reports sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-3-2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the financial report of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Hadassah Organization of Canada submitted to the 25th Canadian Zionist and 9th Canadian Hadassah conventions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of response letters and credential letters regarding attendance of the Canadian Mizrachi Organization Conference.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of letters to general membership of Mizrachi and Vaad Hapoel and executive committee members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains two reports created for the Y.M.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
National Treasurer sub-series
Auditor's reports sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-3-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The report includes a balance sheet, statements of income and expenditure.
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 2
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
2
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
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 7-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
7-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the proposed budget for 1938. Also included are budgets of member agencies funded by the FJPT.
Accession Number
2004-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 7-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
7-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the proposed budget for 1937. Also included are budgets of member agencies funded by the FJPT.
Accession Number
2004-6-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence with or concerning Rabbi Meyer Berlin, President of the Mizrachi Organization World Central.
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 18
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
18
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
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
17 Aug. 1937-7 Oct.1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
St. Andrew was a provinicial electoral district in downtown Toronto that stretched from Yonge to Bathurst and included Spadina Avenue and Kensington Market. It was created in 1926 and existed until 1967 when it was merged with an adjacent riding to form St. Andrew: St. Patrick.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the re-election of John Glass as a Liberal member of the Ontario parliament for the riding of St. Andrew. Campaign organization is documented with letters requesting and acknowleddging support from Liberal organizations and individuals hosting meetings and making endorsements on the radio. There is also information regarding publicity material and staff appointments. Telegrams and letters from friends, colleagues, and other supporters congratulating John Glass on his victory.
Physical Condition
Many of the copies are in poor condidtion and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Oct.1937-11 Dec. 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the re-election of Johm Glass as a Liberal Member of the Ontario parliament for the riding of St. Andrew. Included are letters of congratulations to Glass from politicians, members of the legal profession, hotel executives, businessmen and organizations and institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Toronto Liberal Association, and the Zionist Organization of Toronto.
John Glass thanks those who congratulated him on his victory and assisted his campaign by providing goods and services and publicity. In turn he expresses his warm wishes to cabinet ministers on their recent appointments and thanks prime minister (premier) of Ontario Mitch Hepburn for his supportive message.
As well there is correspondence concerning invoices for campaign equipment and submission of information regarding receipts and disbursement of expenses. Lastly there is a letter from Glass to the editor of the Der Kampf newspaper refuting what Glass believes is a scandalous accusation of election fraud.
Physical Condition
Many of the copies are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1936-1993
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains the operating files created and accumulated by the office of the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. during the years 1937-1978. The files contain correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, program material, photographs, reports, financial records and other related records. They are arranged by subject in alphabetical and chronological order. The photographs and architectural drawings are located in the subject files with the related textual material.
Notes
Includes 142 photographs, 11 drawings, 2 artifacts and 2 posters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1983-12-1
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
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Mizrachi series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of financial statements including receipts and disbursements for the years 1936-1939. Included is a formal statement of receipts and disbursements of the Mizrachi Campaign of 1937 (with comments) compiled by D. Newman and a copy of the Ontario mailing list from Canadian Jewish Congress.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 198
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
198
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file appears to consist of miscellaneous correspondence. Included are correspondence and telegrams relating to Katz's personal, professional life, as well as Zionistic and religious matters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
55
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1971
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
Scope and Content
The series consists of alphabetically-organized subject files, which reflect Katz's involvement with various organizations and philanthropic efforts. Included is written correspondence, financial records, membership lists, publications and meeting minutes. Many of the correspondence files are organized by the name of the correspondent, many of whom are Rabbis or community leaders throughout Canada and the United States.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 6; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
6
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of general correspondence in English and Yiddish. Some of the correspondence includes copies of letters written by Katz and to Katz concerning his involvement with various philanthropic organizations (e.g. Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, Mizrachi, Talmud Torah, Batei Avoth, Ezras Torah, St. Michael's Hospital, State of Israel Bonds, Mount Zion Committee, The Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, JNF). Also included is copy of an advertisement placed in the 25th Anniversary Issue of "Masmid", Yeshiva University publication; a postcard from R. Besser and a blank address book alphabetized with Hebrew letters.
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
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927, 1935-1988
Physical Description
55 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of files organized by subject matter, containing correspondence, lists, forms, immigrant documents and a small amount of meeting minutes. The records highlight the different kinds of cases JIAS handled: deportations, admission of rabbis, of nurses, of skilled workers, of blind Displaced Persons; and the various activities it undertook, for example, financial assistance, employment assistance, and integration. A number of files classified by country of origin reveal the successive waves and sources of immigrants as time passed, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Shanghai, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Russia and Morocco. "Canadian Immigration" files contain correspondence about individual applicants, and immigration policy. The sub-series is arranged in its original alphabetical-chronological order.
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.
Arrangement
This sub-series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification (these original numbers remain on the files).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1934-1978
Physical Description
2.5 m of textual records
208 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The bulk of the Central Region subject files series was created after 1950. The Central Region office relied on this series in order to organize their records that dealt with disperate themes. The files in this series documented internal issues as well as external groups and individuals. There are therefore files on internal budgetary matters as well as files documenting external groups that Central Region liaised with, such as FZOC and the Canadian Jewish Congress. In turn, this series also documented particular themes and events that were of interest to Central Region.
Scope and Content
The subject files include such materials as newsletters, correspondence and publications, publicity materials, information on club events, budgets and financial information.
Arrangement
The files in this series were arranged alphabetically in chronological order. While some organizations and themes were assigned a file, others were grouped together under a "miscellaneous" heading for each letter
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
28
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1978
Physical Description
67 cm of textual records
33 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The national subject file series was created during the early 1950s. The Zionist Organization of Canada relied on this series in order to organize their records that dealt with disperate themes. The files in this series document internal issues as well as external groups and individuals. There are therefore files on internal budgetary matters as well as files documenting external groups that ZOC liaised with, such as FZOC and the Canadian Jewish Congress. In turn, this series also documents particular themes and events that were of interest to ZOC.
Scope and Content
The subject files include such materials as correspondence and memoranda, reports, newsletters and publications, publicity for ZOC events, and financial and budgetary information.
Arrangement
The files in this series were arranged alphabetically in chronological order. While some organizations and themes were assigned a file, others were grouped together under a "miscellaneous" heading for each letter
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1947-1999
Physical Description
5.6 m of textual records
ca. 175 photographs : col. and b&w (ca. 165 col. negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
The series consists of alphabetical subject files, titled primarily by names of persons, organizations and events, but also by topic (e.g., "Sabbath observance"). The file contents include both records relating to programs, events and activities of the BJE or which involved BJE staff, and also topical materials about the subjects of the files (e.g., newspaper clippings or articles on a given topic). The photographs in the series are primarily from a tribute dinner honouring Harold Malitzky, on 25 May 1992. A large percentage of the files appear to have been created by the executive director, but the files also include records received or created by other BJE professional staff and by BJE board members. Some of the files contain personal correspondence and records of the executive director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-2000
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records
Scope and Content
The series contains a wide range of records relating to affiliated schools, created or accumulated by all BJE professional staff, and organized alphabetically by school name. The series documents many, if not all, of the interactions between the schools and the BJE board and professional staff. The files include the following kinds of materials: correspondence with school principals and administrators; BJE school consultants' reports on school visits; information on school enrolment and curriculum; school annual reports and budgets, newsletters, event programs and other promotional materials.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Board of License and Review sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Board of License and Review sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 266
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
266
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Subjects
Purim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1983
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The BJE was responsible for recruiting, hiring and dismissing teachers and principals at the request of the various schools, for setting codes of practice, and for establishing salary scales in accordance with provincial standards. As such, it was the responsibility of the executive director to perform these tasks and maintain the appropriate files. The executive director worked closely with the Jewish Teacher’s Alliance, which represented the teachers, specifically when dealing with salary, pension and discipline issues. The Personnel Committee was often consulted on matters of importance and for making procedural and other decisions on topics such as personnel budgeting, grievances or other problem cases, and when dealing with the Jewish Teacher’s Alliance. Any teacher appointed to a school had to be made in consultation with and approved by the BJE. This procedure had been in place since the BJE’s founding in 1950 until the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Scope and Content
The series contains teacher personnel records, organized alphabetically by the teacher's name. The files include resumes and teacher applications; employment records indicating affiliated school, salary, days absent and other administrative information; BJE questionnaires; information on work visas and related government requirements; correspondence to and from the BJE Executive Director regarding performance, special citations or awards, and school placements; letters of reference from past employers; and on occasion, grievance letters to the UJWF, BJE Executive Director and BJE Personnel Committee.
There are also several files documenting the recruitment of Israeli teachers for schools in Toronto, which include applications and resumes, correspondence between the BJE Executive Director and the Jewish schools in Toronto, as well as representatives of the Jewish Agency and other organizations in Israel.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
File, Nikola
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
File, Nikola
Page Number
336
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National annual reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
National annual reports series
Level
File
Fonds
9-1
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Reports, submissions and budget planning information sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of budget planning information about UJWF agencies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1960-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
2 rulers
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of signs, rulers, campaign brochures, correspondence, and photographs documenting Phil Givens' two successful campaigns for election as Controller for the City of Toronto in 1960 and 1962.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-1
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Date
1964-1966
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w
3 objects
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, graphic material and objects that document Phil Givens' two campaigns for mayor in 1964 and 1966. Included is campaign literature, correspondence, campaign platforms, memos, newsclippings, photographs, bottle caps, and one ruler.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Admin History/Bio
Although originally referred to as "contributions from subscribers", by the 1920s the annual fund-raising campaign efforts of the FJPT were simply referred to as "Campaign". Beginning in 1917 with a collection of $25,000.00 used to support a group of eleven affiliated charitable organizations, early campaigns relied on face-to-face solicitations, door-to-door collections, and mailed instalments for most of the FJPT income.
By 1924, collections had risen to over $70,000.00 from more than 1,600 donors. Three more "affiliated" agencies could be supported. By 1929 donations had surpassed $140,000.00, but thereafter declined dramatically by almost 50% as the Great Depression reduced wages and employment while multiplying need. At the same time, collections fell dramatically when many donors became unable to fulfill their pledges. Campaign results were thus woefully inadequate to fund the traditional social service organizations while now competing with the campaigns of newer organizations such as the CJC, the Palestine Appeal, and Toronto's impoverished Jewish educational institutions.
In 1938 the FJPT was supplanted by the United Jewish Welfare Fund. This successor organization was created with an expanded mandate to improve and re-unify fund-raising within Toronto's Jewish Community. Its success would underwrite the following half-century of expansion of Toronto's Jewish community facilities and programs.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one sub-series containing reports documenting the 1934 and 1935 fund-raising campaigns of the FJPT. Series also contains one wooden ruler promoting the 1931 FJPT fund-raising campaign.
Notes
Although the organization was created in 1917, the only remaining documentation on FJPT campaigns from 1917 through 1933 is that found in the Annual Reports of 1917, 1924-25 and 1929.
Related Material
For records documenting the fund-raising campaigns by the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1938 onwards see See Fonds 67, Series17.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
397 Markham Street
Source
Landmarks

The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
Address
397 Markham Street
Time Period
1937-present
Scope Note
The Shaarei Tzedek Congregation was founded by new Russian immigrants around 1901. The congregation’s first shul was situated originally on 29 Centre Avenue, south of Dundas on the east side of the street, in the vicinity of present-day Nathan Philips Square. Louis Gurofsky (1871-1934), a prominent member of the Jewish community and a business man, lived in a house at 397 Markham Street with his family. In 1937, following Gurofsky’s death in 1934, Shaarei Tzedek occupied the Markham Street house of the Gurofsky family and renovations were soon undertaken to convert the residence into a synagogue, designed by Benjamin Swartz.
History
Following the Second World War, a second wave of Russian immigrants, many of whom were Holocaust survivors, found spiritual refuge at the Markham Street shul, and membership again began to rise. In the 1950s the shul employed the services of Rabbi Israel Frankel, a prominent Jewish scholar and one of the founders of the Toronto Jewish Public Library. As the Jewish community increasingly moved to the northern and outlying suburbs of Toronto, this general trend began to take its toll on the membership of the Shaarei Tzedek into the 1960s. The congregation was obliged to declare bankruptcy in 1968. However, a concerted fund-raising effort by Jewish community leaders in the area re-established the congregation in 1970, under the spiritual and administrative leadership of the shul’s president, Dr. Joseph Greenberg.
Category
Architecture
Religious
Source
Landmarks
Address
1950 Bathurst St.
Source
Landmarks

Holy Blossom was the first Jewish congregation in Ontario, established in September 1856 as the Toronto Hebrew Congregation. Many of Toronto’s earliest Jewish families were members of this congregation and were also responsible for establishing the city’s first Jewish cemetery on Pape Avenue. For 20 years, the congregation rented space over a drug store on Yonge Street until 1876 when a Synagogue was built on Richmond Street West. As the congregation grew, it moved to a new building on Bond Street in 1897, designed in the Byzantine Revival style (this building is now St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church).
Address
1950 Bathurst St.
Time Period
1937-present
Scope Note
Holy Blossom was the first Jewish congregation in Ontario, established in September 1856 as the Toronto Hebrew Congregation. Many of Toronto’s earliest Jewish families were members of this congregation and were also responsible for establishing the city’s first Jewish cemetery on Pape Avenue. For 20 years, the congregation rented space over a drug store on Yonge Street until 1876 when a Synagogue was built on Richmond Street West. As the congregation grew, it moved to a new building on Bond Street in 1897, designed in the Byzantine Revival style (this building is now St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church).
History
While Holy Blossom was first established as an Orthodox congregation, in the late 1800s a move toward Reform practices began, including changes to services and the introduction of music and family seating. In 1920, Holy Blossom became a Reform Congregation affiliated with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism), and has remained a leading Reform Synagogue in Canada ever since. By the 1930s, Holy Blossom had outgrown its Bond Street location and a fundraising campaign began to raise money to purchase property and build a new larger synagogue. In 1937, Holy Blossom moved to its present location on Bathurst south of Eglinton, designed in the the Romanesque Revival style by architects Chapman and Oxley with Maurice Dalvin Klein.
Category
Religious
Architecture
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
2002-10-41
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-41
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 10 cm of textual records
Date
1945, [198-?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a financial ledger book for an unidentified organization and meeting minutes and other material for the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of general correspondence, the donation of an estate of Sidney Burns and Irwin Burns to the Zionist Organization of Canada, a Judicial Order issued by Judge T.L. Cross regarding the estate of Abraham Brody of Edmonton, and an invitation to attend a community tribute to Mr. Lavy Becker.
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 20
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
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, a eulogy speech for Martin Buber and the programme for the David Ben Gurion Dinner held in Toronto in 1967.
Name Access
Martin Buber
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 212
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
212
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1969
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
Passenger Names
Apps, B.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Apps, B.
Page Number
586
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Axler, B.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Axler, B.
Page Number
714
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Belgia, B.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Belgia, B.
Page Number
577
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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