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Accession Number
2015-8-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-11
Material Format
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
ca. 2.5 metres of textual records
10 CDs
Date
1974-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the governance and activities of the Jewish Family and Child (formerly Jewish Family and Child Services). Included are program reports and meeting materials from 1995 to 2011. Meeting materials document the following committees: Child and Youth Services, Family and Community Services, Budget and Finance, Management, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Supervisors/Management, and Staff meetings.
Also included are CDs with scanned copies of JF&CS's Board of Director's and Executive Committee meeting minutes for the time period from 1974 to 2000.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Social services
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Family and Child Services (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1968, Jewish Family & Child Services used a mobile treatment centre known as The Trailer to reach out to Jewish youth.
Scope and Content
Item is a reproduction of a photograph of Jewish Family & Child Services' Trailer in the Yorkville neighbourhood of Toronto taken in 1968.
Notes
A digital scan was made from a reproduction of the photograph that appeared on page four of a glossy brochure titled Jewish Family and Child Services: A Tradition of Caring that was published in Spring 1993.
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Elm Ridge Group Living Residence was opened in 1985. It was was operated by Baycrest and run in partnership with Jewish Family & Child Services.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the construction of the Elm Ridge Group Living Residence taken in Sep. 1985.
Name Access
Elm Ridge Group Living Residence (Toronto, Ont.)
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1993
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of past presidents of Jewish Family & Child Service. Standing from left are: Gordon Wolfe, Marshall Kesten, Lorne Wolfson, Paul Forman, Yale Drazin, Les Scheininger, Howard Perlmutter, and Bernie Aaron. Seated from left are: former Jerome Diamond, Henry Goodman, Francis Storm, Morris Wayman, Rose Wolfe, and Gerald Slan.
Name Access
Aaron, Bernie
Diamond, Jerome D.
Drazin, Yale
Forman, Paul
Goodman, Henry G.
Kesten, Marshall
Perlmutter, Howard
Scheininger, Les
Slan, Gerald
Storm, Francis
Wayman, Morris
Wolfe, Gordon
Wolfe, Rose
Wolfson, Lorne
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph taken at the Dora Wilensky portrait presentation in Nov. 1988.
Name Access
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 flyer : col. ; 28 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a flyer for an event - Domestic Violence: A Jewish Family Affair - scheduled to take place Tuesday, March 10, 1987 at the Lipa Green Building. It featured Barbara Harris, Executive Director of Transition Center, as its keynote speaker. David Currie, Chief Social Worker, Forensic Services at the Clarke Institute and Director of OPPORTUNITY, and Geraldine Waldman, a practicing family lawyer, were the panelists. Arlene Perly Rae, a local freelance journalist, served as moderator.
Name Access
Currie, David
Harris, Barbara
Rae, Arlene Perly
Waldman, Geraldine
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1988]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of teenagers seeling ribbons for child abuse awareness. Behind them is a poster that reads: "Help Prevent Child Abuse."
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a dozen or so individuals in front of a Jewish Family and Child Services banner at the 1988 United Way Walkathon.
Name Access
United Way of Greater Toronto
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of individuals carrying Jewish Family and Child Service banners at the 1988 United Way Walkathon.
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
United Way of Greater Toronto
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken at the 1988 United Way Walkathon. Visible in the photograph is a Jewish Family and Child Services banner.
Name Access
United Way of Greater Toronto
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1996
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three individuals at a mezuzah affixing ceremony at Youthdale.
Name Access
Youthdale
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
79
Material Format
multiple media
Admin History/Bio
Jewish Family & Child was established in 1943 from the amalgamation of a variety of different social agencies formed as early as 1868. These included the Ladies Benevolent Fund, the Free Burial Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Children’s Bureau, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Ladies Maternal Aid Society. Much of its funding and support after its inception came from the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
The first Executive Director of the agency was Dora Wilensky. She was a trained social worker who served for 28 years, until her untimely death from cancer in 1959. Jerome Diamond took over in 1960 and Gordon Wolfe succeeded him in 1981. Ron Levin briefly replaced Wolfe after his retirement in 2003, and was succeeded in 2006 by Dr. Richard Cummings who then retired in 2015. As of 2017, Brian Prousky is the organization’s current Executive Director.
During the early years, fees were established, but the agency never refused to assist clients because of their inability to pay. JF&CS became one of the first agencies to rely on trained social workers. It was also the first social agency in Canada to become unionized. Over the years the agency’s role has changed and it has expanded significantly, in terms of its staff and services. After the Second World War it played a pivotal role supporting the Holocaust orphans who came to Canada as refugees, particularly in the area of locating foster parents for these children. By 1957, the agency hired its first counsellor and became a member of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto. The year 1968 marked the start of JF&CS’ new program involving the use of a mobile treatment centre to reach out to Jewish street kids and in 1974 they established the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre.
In 1981, JF&CS was mandated by the Province of Ontario as a Jewish children’s aid society responsible for the care and protection of all Jewish youth in the GTA. 1983 they established the Just-A-Second Shop at 3101 Bathurst Street, which took in used goods from the community to pass on to needy families. Two years later they established the Henry G. Goodman Home for developmentally handicapped children on Wilmington Avenue. The following year marked the opening of the Elm Ridge Group Living Residence for elderly people. In 1988, they opened a special shelter for abused women and children, and in 1994, they introduced their Homework Club for kids.
The current mission of Jewish Family & Child is to support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Their services include counselling, rehabilitation and support, foster care, family services and community services. These services are offered in a host of different languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French and English.
JF&CS is an independent organization that receives its funding from a variety of different sources such as UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto and York Region, the Ontario Government, as well as individual donations.
As of 2017, JF&CS has nearly 130 staff providing more than 30 community services with a budget of almost $20 million. Their main office is located in the Lipa Green Centre for Community Services at 4600 Bathurst Street. They also maintain offices and run services out of their downtown branch at 35 Madison Ave, their York Region branch inside UJA’s 1 Open Door at the Lebovic JCC, and their Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre in midtown Toronto.
Name Access
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Wolfe, Gordon
Diamond, Jerome D.
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Social services
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
See also: Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds (fonds 86); Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds (fonds 87); Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds (fonds 66); and, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds (fonds 67).
Creator
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-101
2004-1-8
2002-10-38 (Shelf 34-5, Shelf 88-5)
2006-6-7
2009-12-9
2010-4-1 (Shelf 34-1)
2010-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
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