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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1988
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
1238 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Activities undertaken by the Committee for Soviet Jewry in Ontario and its affiliated partner organizations included political lobbying, telephone and letter-writing campaigns, product boycotting, symposiums, public rallies, petitions, marches and demonstrations. Among the highest profile activities were the annual Simcha Torah rallies in October and the annual commemorations of the execution of twenty-four Soviet Jewish writers and intellectuals, which had occurred on August 12, 1952 at Moscow's Liubianka prison. As well as organizing public protest activities, the Committee for Soviet Jewry established, in the 1980s, the Ida Nudel Humanitarian Award which emphasized the humanitarian work of a number of prominent Canadian women. Other non-protest activities included bar/ bat mitzvah twinning, family and prisoner sponsorships, and holiday greetings, all programmes that tied the daily lives of Soviet Jews to their Canadian counterparts.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the wide range of above-listed protest activities in which the CJC and various affiliated organizations participated. The files include numerous photographs of mass rallies and group demonstrations, planning notes, correspondence, event notices and other promotional materials.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Arrangement
Records of protest activities in this sub-series have been organized chronologically and by event. Indicated date ranges at the file level are of the documents themselves and are not necessarily indicative of the dates of specific events, such as rallies or marches, though such dates are noted in the file description where known.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual refusnik case files sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1970-1986
Physical Description
63 cm of textual records
382 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of case files of individual refusniks and includes detailed documentation about several very well known Russian Jews such as Anatoly Scharansky, Dr. Benjamin Levich, Ida Nudel and Esther Markish. Files vary in their content from very cursory information to files that include articles, correspondence and/or photographs in addition to information about the status of individual emigration applications and the living conditions of Jews in the Soviet Union.
Related Material
Records documenting refusnik groups may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-2. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-3
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized alphabetically by surname.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Refusnik groups sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1970-1983
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of various types of group documents: listings of groups of Soviet Jews; group and unidentified photographs of refusniks; and records pertaining to advocacy groups organized by former refusniks, both in Canada and internationally. Several of the files in this sub-sub-series also include publications by these groups.
Related Material
Individual refusnik case files may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-1. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-3.
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized alphabetically at the file level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
Material Format
textual record
text
Date
1972-1986
Physical Description
11 v. text
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of widely-distributed publications listing large numbers of refusniks as well as assorted folders of refusnik file listings and fact sheets. These publications and lists were utilized by the Committee and its associated member agencies both to enhance public awareness concerning the extent of the problems and also to create mailing lists that could be used by the agencies to assist in expanding direct contact with individual refusniks.
Related Material
Individual refusnik case files may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-1. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-2.
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized chronologically.
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1981]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
89
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
90
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 1-1; File 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Board of directors and executive committee series
Fiscal Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
1-1
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 17 cm or smaller
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1981]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The case file is in reference to the refusnik Aron Aaverbukh, but the photograph is labelled as Izrail Averbukh. No other information indicates whether these items are related to the same person or related persons.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Iosif Begun was a mathematics and engineering teacher born in 1932 in Moscow who taught himself Hebrew and worked as a Hebrew teacher. He was first denied permission to emigrate in 1971 and was subsequently dismissed from his job as a researcher at the Moscow Central Research Institute. While working as a Hebrew teacher Begun was arrested in 1977 for parasitism, for "avoiding socially useful work and living on unearned income". He was exiled to Magadan in Siberia and following appeals and hunger strikes was recharged in 1983 for anti-Soviet agitation. His case received a lot of attention because of his role in building a grassroots Jewish culture in the Soviet Union and his attempts to have Hebrew recognized as a national language, protected under Soviet law. In 1988 Begun was released and granted permission to emigrate to Israel with his son Boris's family, his wife Inna and his mother-in-law, Dvoira Lazar.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1976-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Notes
Cross referenced with case file for Yakov Beilin. Records for each case are on opposite sides of the same sheet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Notes
Contents cross-referenced with case file for Vsevolod Berger. Files are on reverse sides of the same page. Original is located in the Berger file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 16 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
20 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm or smaller
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1976-[ca. 1979]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
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