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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 (Toronto, Ont.) (creator)
Jewish Child Welfare Association (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Big Sisters Committee (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Big Brothers Movement (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Family and Child Services (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Community Centre Association
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Athletic Association (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Old Folks Home
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (subject)
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959 (subject)
Subjects
Social services
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 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Board of Directors series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minute excerpts from meetings of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies' Board of Trustees and Executive Committee regarding the formation of a Board of Directors for the JFWB.
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 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Board of Management meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JFWB's Executive Director and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies's Executive Director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the involvement of JFWB's Executive Director on the United Jewish Welfare Fund's Council of Exectives. Included is general correspondence, meeting notices and minutes, and a report.
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
Federation Communal Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1934
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting JFWB's role on the Federation Communal Council. Included are case presenations, a speech, a meeting notice and a list of clients.
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
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933 and 1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two case presentations that the JFWB delivered to the Federation Communal Council. The JFWB made one case presentation with the Jewish Children's Bureau and the other with the Big Brother Movement.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one speech presented by the JFWB to the Federation Communal Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Jan. 1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one meeting notice for a Federation Communal Council meeting.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Federation Communal Council series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one list of clients and the mutual benefit organizations to which they belong.
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
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 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1933 - Aug. 1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes and memos documenting meetings between the executives of the JFWB, the Jewish Big Brothers Movement, the Jewish Big Sisters Committee, the Jewish Boys' Club, the Jewish Girls' Club, the Jewish Children's Bureau and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies to discuss the interpretation of their activities to the public. Included are reports detailing the functions and activities of each participating agency.
Physical Condition
One page has a tear near its bottom right-hand corner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
15 May 1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of the temporary Committee to Decide Agency Responsibility for Dependent Children over 16. This committee was made up of representatives from the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the Jewish Children's Bureau and the JFWB to determine which agency should take financial responsibility for the Jewish Big Brother and Jewish Big Sister cases that require financial assistance.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Physical Condition
One page has a tear near its bottom right-hand corner.
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 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, memos, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes documenting the short-lived Case Committee on German Emigres, which was set up to coordinate the services of all the agencies working with German Emigres. Agencies involved in the Committee include the JFWB, the Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, B'nai Brith, and the Canadian Jewish Congress.
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 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint meetings and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 Dec. 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one report on the meetings of the Sub-Committee on the Care of Incurable Patients. Agencies involved in this Committee include the JFWB, the Jewish Old Folks' Home and likely other agencies in Division I of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
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
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 7; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
7
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1936 - Apr. 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two meeting minutes of the Joint Application Bureau. Agencies documented in the minutes include: the JFWB, the Jewish Children's Bureau (later the Jewish Child Welfare Association), the Jewish Big Brother Movement, the Jewish Big Sister Committee and the Federation Employment Service.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Joint Application Bureau series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
7
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two memos sent to staff members of the case working agencies served by the Joint Application Bureau. Case working agencies included: 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
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 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Nov. 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, agenda and theatrical play for the opening meeting of the Homemaking Centre's Parent Education and Recreation Clubs.
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
166 records – page 1 of 4.

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