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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
88 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Benevolent societies, or landsmenshaften, were formed in the early part of the twentieth-centurey along shtetl lines by Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Toronto. The societies served to unite members of the community who originated from the same town or region, and also helped to secure passage to Toronto for those who were still in Europe. The societies also provided services to its dues-paying membership such as: aid in finding employment or accomodation, hospital and special medical care, doctor's visitation, sick benefit payments, funeral benefits and arrangements, and in many cases a burial plot. Some societies also provided a loans to its membership through a credit society. In later years, many benevlent societies also began to act as fraternal organizations that engaged in cultural and philanthropic programming.
The benevolent societies included in this sub-series were founded on the following dates: Chenstochover, 1914; Chmelnicker, ?; Drildzer, 1934; Hebrew Sick Benefit, 1910; Ivansker, 1931; Keltzer, 1913; Lagover, 1932; Lubliner, ?; Ostrovtzer Independent, 1925; Pride of Israel, 1905; Radomer, 1935; Stashiver, 1918; Warshaver Lodzer, 1929.
[Dates taken from: Rosenberg, Louis. "Jewish Mutual Benefit & Friendly Societies in Toronto: The First Fifty Ayears. 1896-1945"]
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of images documenting several sick benefit and mutual benefit societies in Toronto, such as: the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein, the Chmelnicker Society, the Drildzer Young Society, the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Lubliner Society, the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society, the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society, the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society, the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society, and the Warshaver Lodzer and Mutual Benefit Society. The images include members at banquets, dinners and meetings, members partaking in fundraising campaigns, and group photographs of the officers and ladies' auxiliaries.
The images have been arranged alphabetically by society and chronologically by event. They have been described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Minutes of meetings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1970
Physical Description
32 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1921) and of the National Administrative Council and Executive Board (1919-1970).
Prior to 1947, minutes of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board were interfiled by date. Beginning in 1947 Council and Board minutes were kept in separate binders, and only the minutes of the Executive Board have survived.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Commission of Enquiry Regarding Canadian Olim sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Commission of Enquiry Regarding Canadian Olim was struck by the Zionist Organization of Canada and co-sponsored by Hadassah-Wizo in 1975 to investigate the situation and experience of Canadians who had emmigrated to Israel. The Commission was composed of members of the executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Hadassah-Wizo who interviewed Olim to document their experiences during the process of Aliyah and adjustment to life in Israel. The Commission of Enquiry disbanded in 1977.
Scope and Content
The sub-series includes Commission correspondence, minutes of meetings, lists of observers, reports, copies of the questionnaire distributed to Olim, and clippings from Canadian and Israeli newspapers concerning the Commission of Enquiry.
Name Access
Commission of Enquiry
Hadassah-Wizo
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Constitution Committee sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Prior to each national convention, the National Administrative Council struck an ad hoc committee to review the constitution and present recommended resolutions. This committee was called the Constitution Committee. It was composed of members of the Council and the leadership in communities from every region.
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of minutes of committee meetings, correspondence and memoranda between committee members, and copies of the amendments drafted by the committee for consideration at the 31st through 41st national conventions, during the period 1952 -1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of correspondence between members of the National Administrative Council during the period 1970-1976. Files are organized monthly and concern ZOC activities and programmes such as summer camps, the Charitable Fund, Shalom television programme, and national conventions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
National Treasurer sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
National Treasurer sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28
Series
1-3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929-1968
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The National Treasurer of the Zionist Organization of Canada was a member of the National Administrative Council and the Executive Board. The National Treasurer was responsible for reporting on the financial situation of the Zionist Organization of Canada through the presentation of auditor's reports and financial statements. These documents were presented for review and approval at national conventions.
Scope and Content
The sub-series is organized into two sub-sub-series: auditor's reports (1929-1966); and, copies of financial reports submitted by the treasurer to the national conventions (1922-1968).
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
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