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.
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.
The file consists of a volume of minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada, and, as of 7 February 1921, of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Records are in good condition; spine of minutes book brittle and damaged.
The file consists of correspondence between the Toronto Zionist Council and representatives of the Borough of North York; Municipality of Toronto; Province of Ontario; and the Electoral District of Wilson Heights concerning the offer to allow the meeting rooms at the Zionist Centre to be used as polling stations for the Provincial and Municipal Elections held in 1975.
The file consists of a copy of an invitation to the anniversary event and reception. It includes a listing of Past - presidents of the Toronto Zionist Council from 1907-1977 in alphabetic order and the current executive committee members are listed according to the position held.
The file consists of 2 editions of the Current Review magazine produced by Yehuda Noy, the Executive Director of the Central Division of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada: the November 1969 editions cover the period September 1-November 15; and November 15-December 31, 1969.
The file consists of lists of Toronto Zionist Council members and officers; correspondence and memos; and a listing of the Board of Directors of the New Mount Sinai Hospital; the Board of Directors for the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital.
The file consists of an introductory letter and the information sheet titled "Statement of facts." The "Statement of facts" sheet is the first in a series of responses to anti-Israel propaganda. It provides examples of "Big lie" allegations and responds to the allegations with fact.
The file consists of certificates of insurance for the Toronto Zionist Council property located at 651 Spadina Avenue in Toronto Ontario for the building property; furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment property; building and Equipment property; certificate of fire polices covering the building and its contents; certificate of basic multi-peril insurance; and a General Boiler and Machinery Policy.
The file consists of correspondence between members of the Interim Committee. This ad hoc committee was struck to address the issue of the introduction of courses in Hebrew into the curriculum of the University of Toronto.
The file consists of correspondence and cards of invitation concerning the installation of officers for 1961-1962; laying of the corner stone of the new Zionist Centre; a celebration reception for the 15th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel; and a farewell reception honouring His Excellency, Dr. Yaacov Herzog, Ambassador for the State of Israel to Canada.
The file consists of correspondence related to the construction of the New Zionist Centre including lists of invitees to the committee meetings; an offer to purchase the Zionist Centre building at 651 Spadina Avenue, Toronto; minutes of meetings; reports; budgets; notices of meetings; memoranda and correspondence between committee members and a draft of House Rules for the New Zionist Centre.
The file consists of June 1963 edition of The Canadian Zionist newspaper, press releases and event flyers. The file also includes a newspaper article reporting the laying of the cornerstone of the Zionist Centre located at 188 Marlee Avenue in Toronto.
The file consists of two architectural blueprints of the Toronto Zionist Council property located at 651 Spadina Avenue in Toronto. Each blueprint is a Sketch of Survey for Lots 6 to 9 of the property.
The file consists of an invitations to Toronto Zionist Council sponsored events: public lectures; the 70th anniversary celebration of the Toronto Zionist Council, the Toronto Zionist Jubilee Dinner and its accompanying letter.
The file consists of letters and resolutions of incorporation for the United Zionists of Toronto Limited that serve as the by-laws of the corporation and direct its affairs. The United Zionists of Toronto is the corporate entity of the Toronto Zionist Council.
Records are in fair condition; leaves becoming brittle.
The file consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings, memos and reports of the National Zionist Camps Committee. This committee of the Zionist Organization of Canada is also known as the National Zionist Camps Association.
The file consists of minutes of meetings, agendas, reports and recommendations of the camp directors and programme directors. The camp directors and programme directors from the Zionist summer camps sponsored by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Hadassa-Wizo and Canadian Young Judaea.