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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 106
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
106
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1981-May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, guest book, programme, promotional materials and newspaper clippings concerning the inaugural award given to Pauline McGibbon at a ceremony in Queen's Park, Toronto held 28 Apr. 1981.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 113
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
113
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1982-Mar. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
36 photographs ; b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, programme, promotional materials and photographs concerning the award given to Flora MacDonald at a ceremony held in Queen's Park, Toronto, on 29 Apr. 1982.
Notes
Photographs are by Ben Lechtman.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 152
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
152
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a report, background information, press sheet and event itinerary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 117
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
Feb. 1983-June 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, programme, promotional materials and invitations related to the award given to June Callwood at a ceremony held in Queen's Park, Toronto, on 3 May 1983.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 123
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
123
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1983-May 1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs ; col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, programme, promotional materials, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the award given to Sister Mary Jo Leddy at a ceremony held in Queen's Park, Toronto, on 3 May 1984.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
Aug. 1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an informative essay concerning the 15th anniversary of the 12 Aug. 1967 execution of Soviet Jewish writers. This essay was prepared by the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, an organization based in New York City.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
23 Mar. 1972-12 Sept. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, promotional materials and articles concerning the commemorative demonstration held in Toronto on 12 Aug. 1972.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
26
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
10 July 1973-12 Sept. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, a report, an agenda of the planning meeting, promotional materials and articles concerning the commemorative demonstration held in Toronto on 13 Aug. 1973. The file also includes several photographs of the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
36
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
July 1974-Aug. 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, programmes and articles concerning the commemorative demonstration held in Toronto on 12 Aug. 1974. The file also includes photographs of the event. The guest speaker for this event was S.L. Shneiderman, a columnist for The Jewish Daily Forward in New York City.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
49
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
July 1975-Aug. 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases and programmes of the 12 Aug. annual protest. Also included are a number of short biographical essays concerning the speakers at the event and photographs of these speakers, including the Yiddish poet Israel Emiot, who visited from Rochester, New York to speak at the event.
Subjects
Jews--Soviet Union
Poets, Yiddish
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
61
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1976-Aug. 1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, news releases, biographical information and programmes concerning the 12 Aug. annual commemoration. Guest readers included Peretz Miransky, a Toronto area poet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
71
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
May 1977-Sept. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, photographs, news releases, fact sheets and programmes concerning the annual commemoration held on 11 Aug. 1977. Guest readers included Peretz Miransky, a Toronto area poet and Mordechai Husid from Montreal. File also contains notes and notices in Hebrew.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
91
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1979-Aug. 1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
50 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, photographs, news releases, fact sheets and programmes concerning the annual commemoration held on 14 Aug. 1979.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
97
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1980-Aug. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, news releases, fact sheets and programmes concerning the annual commemoration held on 13 Aug. 1980.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 122
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
122
Material Format
textual record
Date
15 Aug. 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a programme from the annual commemoration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 127
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
127
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1984-Aug. 1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a programme, correspondence and notices from the annual commemoration held 13 Aug. 1984 in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
139
Material Format
textual record
Date
July 1986-Aug. 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a programme, correspondence and notices related to the annual commemoration held 12 Aug. 1986 in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an address to the Workmen's Circle by Ben Kayfetz
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains guide booklets, correspondence, fact sheets and news releases regarding the Committee for Soviet Jewry's sponsorship programme.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, lists and news releases concerning the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry's programme to partner Canadian Members of Parliament with prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1980-July 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains news releases, clippings and programmes related to the third annual summer vigil held on 11 and 12 June 1980 at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.
Places
Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Human Rights Day file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Human Rights Day file
Level
Item
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Dec. 1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Gadi Hoz.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, letters, and newspaper clippings
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an editorial in the Canadian Eagle (translation).
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Neo-Nazism
Riots
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Simchat Torah rally file
Level
Item
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Oct. 1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
79
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles which are primarily by Ben Kayfetz. Also included are a few articles by Jacob Beller documenting his trip to Israel.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
63
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and articles written by Ben Kayfetz. Articles include notes on current events of interest to the Jewish community, documentation of JCRC's advocacy for various legislative reforms, and biographies and obituaries of prominent Jewish people. The correspondence is that of Ben Kayfetz and other JCRC members.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
55
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a very wide selection of articles by Ben Kayfetz on many different topics.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles on a wide range of subjects by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles written by Ben Kayfetz on a very wide range of topics.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
93
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various articles by Ben Kayfetz regarding the Jewish community.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various articles by Ben Kayfetz regarding the Jewish community
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 35 mm
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern attended Central Technical Institute before and after his service in the Second World War.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph is of the Central Technical School Bantam basketball team and their coach. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Vern Dubinsky, Harold Shafman (now Chapman), Coach George Coulter, [unidentified], and Irving Salsberg.
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], Bernie Kerzner, Samuel Madonick and [unidentified].
Notes
Title taken from writing on photograph.
Subjects
Sports teams
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
110
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, administrative records and promotional materials concerning the programme to twin bar mitzvah celebrations between Jewish youth in Canada and the Soviet Union.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Bat mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Camp photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of a group of young men at Camp Northland, assembled for a basketball game. Picutred are:
Back row, left to right: Bookie Newman, Arthur Vale, [unidentified], Nortie Longert, Dr. Max Nathan, Bill Stern, Marty Keshen, [unidentified], [unidentified], Dr. [?], Lionel Simbrow, Phil Shulman, Larry Sadoff, Solly Speisman, Bernie Persiko.
Third row, left to right: Dr. Ron Landsberg, Jack Weingust.
Second row, left to right: [unidentified], Dr. Irwin Losen, Dr. Jack Cooper, George Levinson, Syd Moraynis, John Goldberg, David Weinberg, Bill Budd.
Front row, left to right: [unidentified], Mannie Spivack, Carl Birchard, [unidentified], [unidentified], Pearl Mudrich.
Subjects
Basketball teams
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born on December 24, 1916 in Toronto, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a B.A. in modern languages. Between the years 1941 and 1943, he worked as a high school teacher in Huntsville and Niagara Falls. In 1943, he joined the war effort, working for the Department of National Defense in Postal Censorship and was responsible for reviewing prisoner of war mail. After the war, Kayfetz traveled to British Occupied Germany where he worked as a censor of telecommunications with the Control Commission until 1947.
Upon returning to Toronto, he was hired as the National Director of Community Relations by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), and as the Executive (National) Director of the Joint Community Relations Committee (JCRC), a CJC - B'nai B'rith cooperative organization. He also served as the Central Region Executive Director of the CJC between 1973 and 1978. During his tenure, he worked with various churches, unions and minority groups to develop anti-discrimination laws and for the protection of minority and religious rights. Kayfetz was also actively involved in promoting the welfare of Jewish Communities worldwide, and made visits to Cuba in 1962 and 1965, and Russia in 1985, to study and report on the state of these Jewish Communities. After his retirement in 1985, he was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal by the Canadian Jewish Congress. In recognition of his efforts to promote Human Rights, he was also awarded the Order of Canada in 1986.
In addition to his professional activities, Kayfetz wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), Canadian Jewish Historical Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died in 2002 and is survived by his wife Eva.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Ben Kayfetz.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one article by Ben Kayfetz entitled "Looking Back at 5730: The Anti-Hate Bill", which appeared in the newsletter "Fraternally Yours".
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
52
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of wide range of articles written by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles written by Ben Kayfetz. Included are book reviews, obituaries of prominent members of the Jewish community and notes on current events of interest to the Jewish community.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
66
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles written by Ben Kayfetz. Included are book reviews, notes on current events of interest to the Jewish community and obituaries.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
70
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
73
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles written by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
80
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
78
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles and speeches by Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports by Ben Kayfetz on a large number of topics.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1961-May 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence, primarily from Ben Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1966-Dec. 1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of official and personal letters by and to Ben Kayfetz
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1969-Nov. 1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists primarily of correspondence regarding special talks delivered by Ben Kayfetz. Also included are articles written by Kayfetz.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Ben Kayfetz's correspondence.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Source
Archival Descriptions
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