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Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1859-1980
Physical Description
35 cm of textual records
10 photographs
41 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
Series contains reference materials created by and written about the synagogues. Primary records include commemorative booklets, a small number of newsletters, brochures, and programs from special events. There are also newspaper clippings and copied articles providing histories of synagogues. There is a small number of photograph prints and negatives, but many of the files also include photographs from books, magazines or photocopies. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by city, then by synagogue. Not every synagogue the project team researched has a reference file, and there may be reference files for shuls for which no photographs survive.
Subjects
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
64
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1859-1980, predominant 1977-1979
Physical Description
ca. 5178 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
The “Shuls Project” was the work of three University of Toronto architecture students, who in 1977 wrote a research paper on the eight Toronto synagogues built before World War II. Concerned at the lack of resources on these synagogues, Sidney Tenenbaum, Lynn Milstone and Sheldon Levitt foresaw the loss of communities’ recorded history as membership dwindled and elders passed on. The students conceived a project that would photograph and document every synagogue in Canada, gathering visual evidence, memorabilia, plaques and stories before they disappeared and history was lost. The students’ goal was to document synagogues’ architecture, art, and historical development through research, interviews and site visits.
The students secured a large portion of the required funding for the project from the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation in Montreal, funding which was matched by the Canadian Jewish Congress. This financial support enabled Levitt, Milstone and Tenenbaum to begin their study, named “Shuls… A Study of Canadian Synagogue Architecture.” They began in the summer of 1977, traveling through the Western provinces. The next summer, they visited eight Maritime cities, Montreal and other Quebec communities. Financial support in the project’s second year was again provided by the Bronfman Family Foundation, along with the Canadian government and donations in kind from businesses, including Benjamin Photo Finishers in Toronto, and Polaroid. The summer of 1979 was spent in Ontario, with an added grant from Wintario. In total, the Shuls project team traveled over 24,000 kilometres, taking thousands of photographs and conducting several hundred interviews. Photographs were taken by Tenenbaum, with Levitt and Milstone assuming primary responsibility for researching synagogues’ history and gathering historic records. Interviews were conducted by all three researchers, in both English and Yiddish.
With no handy index of every shul in Canada, the researchers located small shuls by word of mouth. They spread word of their project and solicited assistance using press releases, letters to known communities, and slideshow presentations as they traveled. They would first examine a building to get an idea of a community’s character and heritage, then conduct interviews with designers, architects, rabbis and other prominent community members.
With the research and photographs created, the team compiled three catalogues of the Western, Eastern/Quebec, and Ontario phases of the project. These catalogues have entries on each synagogue that include historical summaries highlighting the founding, growth, mergers and decline of Jewish communities, their changing needs, changing architectural expressions and trends, and the evolving uses of synagogues over the course of the twentieth century. There are also building descriptions, some with critical comments by the authors, and lists of the photographs and slides produced.
The compilation of materials and preparation of these catalogues took place at the Project’s offices at 26 Ava Road in Toronto, and continued through the summer of 1980 when the Ontario catalogue was completed. In 1985, Tenenbaum, Milstone and Levitt published a book highlighting their work, called Treasures of a People: The Synagogues of Canada.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records created and collected by the team of students conducting the Shuls study from 1977 to 1980. The majority of the fonds is made up of graphic material, in the form of 35mm colour slides and black-and-white Polaroid prints and (print-size) negatives. There are approximately 5110 photographs in the fonds. Fonds also consists of notes and inventory forms of buildings' architectural features. There are no interview transcripts, but the fonds does include three audio cassettes with recorded interviews and shul tours. Reference materials used in researching the history of the shuls include dedication and anniversary commemorative books and programmes, newsletters, articles and newspaper clippings. In addition the fonds contains 47 blueprints, the majority from Montreal synagogues. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Quebec synagogues; 2. Ontario synagogues; 3. Western Canada synagogues; 4. Eastern Canada synagogues; 5. Reference.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 92 cm of textual records, 42 architectural drawings, 3 audio cassettes, and 1 drawing.
Physical extent note: many of the slides were culled because they were felt to be reproductions. Some of the synagogue images in the research book may therefore not be included in the fonds.
Name Access
Shuls Project
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Creator
Levitt, Sheldon
Milstone, Lynn
Tenenbaum, Sidney T.
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains photocopied pages from the synagogue's 1949 Dedication program.
Name Access
Beth Isaiah Congregation (Guelph, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Guelph (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1910]-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w prints (2 negatives) ; 12 x cm
Scope and Content
File contains notes, lists, clippings, copied pages from directories and 4 unidentified photographs (2 negatives).
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
33
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1947
Physical Description
7 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains 7 blueprints for the 1947 extension and alterations to the shul.
Name Access
Congregation Ahavath Shalom
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
41
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1859-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains photocopied articles, a newspaper clipping, photocopied photographs, a greeting card with photograph on cover, copies of the 1859 contract commissioning the erection of the synagogue as well as a list of specifications for the masons, and blueprints for the 1967 extension.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains dedication book for new building (1960), copied articles, assorted pamphlets and programmes.
Name Access
Temple Emanu-El (Montréal, Quebec)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
48
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1949, 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Scope and Content
File contains a form letter from the congregation regarding High Holiday services (17 July 1978), and a blueprint for the auditorium building (1949).
Name Access
Young Israel of Montreal
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
49
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925, 1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one copied newspaper article and several other transcribed newspaper articles.
Name Access
House of Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Moose Jaw (Sask.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
54
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944, [1975?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two short historical overviews.
Name Access
Temple Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
66
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1920-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Scope and Content
File contains a copied photograph from The Jewish Post, the congregation's constitution adopted in 1920, and a blueprint from 1955.
Name Access
Agudas Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Saskatoon (Sask.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a 1979 newsletter, "Voice of Radom," and copies from the 10th and 30th anniversary booklets.
Name Access
Beth Radom Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the shul's dedication programme from 1930, the 25th (1954) and 49th anniversary programmes (1978).
Name Access
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Subjects
Anniversaries
Synagogues
Places
Windsor (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
87
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1928-1943
Physical Description
67 cm of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Admin History/Bio
Sometime around 1919, the Family Welfare Committee was set up within the newly created Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (FJPT) to perform social welfare work with Jewish families. Around 1931, the Committee was reorganized as an independent member agency of the FJPT and renamed the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB). At the same time, Dora Wilensky (1902-1959), a professionally trained social worker, was hired as the agency’s Executive Director. Throughout its existence, most of its funding came from the FJPT (later the United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Located at 179 Beverley Street, the JFWB’s core activities included: relief provision; helping families met basic needs, such as medical care, heating and clothing; housekeeping assistance; counseling; and case work. The JFWB’s major concerns shifted over time from a rise of immigration and desertion cases in the 1920s to the dramatic increase of wife abuse, suicide and unemployment cases during the Great Depression of the 1930s. After the outbreak of the Second World War, the JFWB sought ways of assisting soldiers and their families, such as, investigating special government grants to soldiers.
In an attempt to meet community needs, the JFWB initiated various programs, such as a Homemaking Club to teach women house management skills, and a Clothing Centre to provide families with inexpensive household goods. It also partnered with other local Jewish organizations in the early 1940s in the Liaison Project for troubled Jewish youth. In the 1930s, the Jewish Employment Service and Hebrew Free Burial Society became departments of the JFWB and, in 1941, the JFWB began guaranteeing loans for clients through the Hebrew Free Loan Association. In the same year, the Jewish Big Sister Committee became affiliated with the agency and the Jewish Big Brother Movement followed soon after.
In 1936, the JFWB became one of the first unionized social agencies in Canada when it formed the Staff Association with the Jewish Child Welfare Association (JCWA), another member of the FJPT. Although the JFWB’s focus was work with families and the JCWA’s focus was work with children, both agencies found it necessary at times to work with both children and families. In order to prevent service duplication and reduce confusion over casework responsibility, the Joint Application Bureau was set up within the FJPT to review all case work applications and determine the appropriate agency to provide assistance. However, a merger between the agencies was still believed necessary to improve service to the community and ease confusion. Discussions regarding the co-ordination of services between the JCWA and the JFWB began as early as 1935 and in February 1943, the JCWA and JFWB merged to form the Jewish Family and Child Services (JF & CS).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and one architectural drawing documenting the programs, operation, finances, and special studies of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau as well as its relationships with other organizations. Included are reports, meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, memos, budgets, statistics, theatrical scripts, newsclippings, and one architectural blueprint. A number of the records relate to special short-lived committees and projects that the JFWB participated in with other agencies, such as the Jewish Big Sister Committee, Jewish Big Brother Committee, Jewish Child Welfare Association, the Jewish Community Centre Association, the Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Association, and the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Records have been arranged into the following 19 series: 1. Board of Directors; 2. Executive Director; 3. Jewish Federation Communal Council; 4. United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council; 5. Case Committe; 6. Joint Meetings and Committees; 7. Joint Application Bureau; 8. Homemaking Club; 9. Clothing Centre; 10. Liaison Project; 11. Operational statistics; 12. Finance and accounting; 13. Human Resources; 14. Special projects and studies; 15. Publicity; 16. Liaison with other social welfare organizations; 17. Canadian Association of Social Workers; 18. Welfare Council of Toronto; and, 19. Conferences.
Notes
Associated material note: for related records held at the City of Toronto Archives, see also: Welfare Council of Toronto records in the University Settlement House fonds (fonds 1024, series 658); and, Department of Public Welfare records in the Former City of Toronto fonds (fonds 200).
Name Access
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau
Jewish Community Centre Association
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Athletic Association (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (subject)
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Subjects
Charities
Children
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
See also: Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds (fonds 86); Jewish Family and Child Services fonds (fonds 79); Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds (fonds 66); and, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds (fonds 67).
Arrangement
Records relating to programs, committees and liaison with other organizations that continued after the formation of JF & CS are arranged with that fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1943
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of JFWB's Board of Directors. Included are meeting minute excerpts, correspondence and one speech.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between members of JFWB's Board of Directors. Of particular note is correspondence relating to the problem of single unemployed men and women.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one speech delivered at a meeting of the JFWB's Board of Directors paying tribute to the memory of Bernard Vise soon after his death.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's Executive Director. Included is correspondence, reports and meeting notices.
Repro Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports written by the JFWB's Executive Director documenting the agency's structure, activities, policies, and services. Of particular note are reports outlining the effects of the Second World War on the agency's services. These reports were likely presented to the JFWB's Board of Directors.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the JFWB's Executive Director and other United Jewish Welfare Fund agencies in Division I of the organization.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence of the JFWB's Executive Director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence documenting the JFWB's relationship with the UJWF's Service Council and membership on the Council's Speakers' Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JFWB and the UJWF's Men's and Women's Service Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JFWB and the Speakers' Committee of the UJWF's Men's and Women's Service Council.
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 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports documenting the purpose, function and meetings of the JFWB's Case Committee.
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 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the JFWB's Case Committee.
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 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between members of the JFWB's Case Committee. Included is correspondence regarding meetings and membership appointments.
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 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of case conference minutes of meetings between the JFWB and other agencies. Included are conferences with the Jewish Children's Bureau, the Jewish Big Sisters Committee, the Jewish Big Brother Movement, the Jewish Child Welfare Association.
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 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting a special joint meeting between the JFWB's Case Committee and the Jewish Child Welfare Association's Child Placement Committee that took place on June 17, 1942. Included is the meeting notice, agenda and two case presentations.
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
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1942
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in various short-lived joint committees and special meetings with other agencies. Included are meeting agendas and minutes, reports, surveys, correspondence and news articles.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of 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
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 6; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, surveys and meeting agendas and minutes of the United Jewish Welfare Fund's Intake Committee. This Committee was made up of representatives from agencies in Division I of the UJWF and was set up to survey the intake of Division I agencies over a three-month period. Division I agencies included: the JFWB, the Jewish Child Welfare Association, the Hebrew National Association, the Jewish Old Folks' Home, the Hebrew Free Loan Association, the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society and Mount Sinai Hospital.
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 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and agendas for joint meetings of the Executive Committees of the JFWB and the Jewish Child Welfare Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1937, 1940
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, meeting minutes and staff memos documenting the activities of the Joint Application Bureau (JAB), which was set up to centralize the intake of all case working agencies of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (later the United Jewish Welfare Fund). Agencies served by the JAB include: the JFWB, the Jewish Children's Bureau (later the Jewish Child Welfare Association), the Jewish Big Brother Movement, the Jewish Big Sister Committee, the Federation Employment Service and the Toronto Hebrew Free Burial Society.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1937, 1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports of the Joint Application Bureau. Included are reports regarding intake statistics, budgets, and the set-up and efficiency of centralizing intake. Agencies documented in the reports include, the JFWB, the Jewish Children's Bureau (later the Jewish Child Welfare Association), the Jewish Big Sister Committee and the Federation Employment Service.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1941
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Around 1934, the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB) began a Homemaking Club, which offered mothers a series of lectures in cooking, nutrition, and household budgeting. The club was one of many being formed throughout Toronto through the St. George's School for Child Study at the University of Toronto.
In 1936, the program of the Homemaking Club expanded to offer lectures on chid-care, instruction in sewing and knitting and to provide mothers with a recreational outlet. By 1941 three different types of groups were meeting bi-monthly: parent education groups on the pre-school child, parent education groups on the adolescent child, and recreation groups. The purpose of these groups was to "promote and develop harmonious and good relations in family life."
The first Director of the Homemaking Centre was Dr. Cecil Markowitz and the courses were instructed by leaders trained at the St. George's School for Child Study. The meetings originally took place at the Council House at 44 St. George Street, but a Homemaking Centre was later established for the club at 53 Baldwin Street. Around 1942, JFWB cancelled the Parent Education groups due to difficulty securing trained leaders and a lack of interest among its clientele.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's Homemaking Clubs. Included are meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, reports, correspondence, seasonal schedules, attendance sheets, publicity articles and other materials used during group meetings, such as songs and theatrical scripts. Committees and Clubs documented include: the Homemaking Centre Committee, the Parent Education Committee, the Parent Education Group, the Recreation Club, and the Child Study Group.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the Homemaking Centre Committee. This Committee organized the programmes and publicity for the Homemaking clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and agendas of the Parent Education Committee. This committee organized the Homemaking Centre's Parent Education groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and agendas for the Parent Education Groups of the JFWB's Homemaking Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notices and programmes for the Homemaking Centre's Recreation Group and Social Club meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices for the Homemaking Centre's Child Study Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports on the JFWB's Homemaking Groups. Included are reports on the Parent Education and Recreation Groups and general reports on all the Homemaking groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence related to JFWB's Homemaking Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of staff memos and correspondence regarding JFWB's Homemaking Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1938, 1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of seasonal schedules and programmes for the JFWB's Homemaking Groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lists of Homemaking club members invited to various events and attendance sheets for JFWB's Homemaking Club group 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
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of publicity articles written by the JFWB regarding its Homemaking Clubs.
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
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1935] - [ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of songs used during the JFWB's Homemaking Club meetings. Included are songs for Purim, popular Yiddish songs, and a song to England.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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