The series consists of BJE committee meeting minutes and reports, memoranda, and correspondence filed in chronological order. The minutes are primarily from the BJE Board of Directors, and the memoranda and correspondence were created primarily by the executive director, for BJE staff and the affiliated schools. However, the series also includes correspondence and memoranda issued by other professional staff, and by the chairman of the BJE board.
The records in this series duplicate to some extent records found in other series, but weeding of the files is made difficult by their organization, with records relating to different committees and activities filed together. These files were apparently maintained by BJE staff -- usually in 3-ring binders -- as an ongoing record of current work.
File consists of one photograph of Ben Dunkelman signing his book Dual Allegiance. The photograph was taken by the Gordon Mendly Famous Studio in Toronto, and it depicts Ben and Yael Dunkelman, along with Maurice Berg, Anne Brown and Dr. George Liban.
File consists of a letter and a bibliography sent to Dunkelman from W.J. McAndrew, an employee at the Canadian Department of National Defence history directorate. The letter refers to an upcoming review McAndrew is writing of Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Peretz Kidron related to a contract between them--included in this file--stating that Kidron was to edit and rewrite sections of Dual Allegiance.
File consists of a letter to Ben Dunkelman from John Bassett (president of Baton Broadcasting Incorporated), an acquaintance of Dunkelman's who, along with Dunkelman and Herb Mowat, had urged Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in the 1950s to support Israel. In this letter, Bassett thanks Dunkelman for sending him a copy of Dual Allegiance.
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Canadian Justice Harry Batshaw, along with the transcript of an interview in which Dunkelman asked Justice Batshaw questions related to Zionism. Much of the correspondence deals with Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and acquaintances he sent his book to, including Barney Danson, Jay Rutherford, Allan Bronfman and Harry Batshaw. Much of the correspondence comments on Dual Allegiance.
File consists of correspondence and clippings related to Dual Allegiance. Much of the correspondence, from people such as Irene Aspin, Thomas Hockin, Gerry Lynch, and Meyer Weisgal, comments on Dunkelman's autobiography.
File contains correspondence in connection with Ben Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. Correspondents include acquaintances such as Barney Danson, Jay Rutherford, William Kerr, Lloyd Singer, Harry Batshaw, Irene Aspin, Allan Bronfman, Elsie Adams and Jim Lotz.
Max Chait fought with the 7th Brigade in the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War under Ben Dunkelman's command.
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter to Ben Dunkelman from Max Chait, who comments at length on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. Enclosed with the letter and its envelope are one photograph of Max Chait and one map of Rosh Pinna.
File consists of a television Performer Contract between Ben Dunkelman and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in connection with Dunkelman's appearance on the CBC programme Front Page Challenge. In addition, the file includes a card with handwritten notes.
File consists of a letter from Ben Dunkelman to Globus Films, based in Israel. In the letter, Dunkelman remarks on publicity his book Dual Allegiance has received in Israel and discusses the possibility of a film based on the book.
File consists of correspondence chiefly between Ben Dunkelman and Irving Lazar, a literary agent, in which they discuss the possibility of turning Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance into a television mini-series.
File contains a draft letter from Dunkelman to Robert Levinson and Associates in connection with a possible film or television programme based on Dunkelman's book Dual Allegiance. The file also contains notes related to this letter.
File consists of notes, memorandums and unsigned option agreements relating to Ben Dunkelman's attempt to negotiate an agreement with Quadrant Films. This contract would allow Quadrant Films to create a film based on Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance.
File contains three photocopied pages from the 1977-8 International Film and TV Year Books, along with photocopied selections from the 1977 Canadian Film Digest Yearbook. The former copies contain biographical information about actors and actresses, while the latter provide information about recent films and academy awards.
File consists of three copies of the opening scene of a screenplay Ben Dunkelman wrote based on Dual Allegiance. The scene is called "A Fisherman" and consists of six pages (including a title page and a page listing the characters in the story).
File consists of a proposal for a TV documentary special by Stornoway Productions called "Promises to Keep: The Story of Ben Dunkelman". The proposal includes a biography of Ben Dunkelman, clippings about his experiences during the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, and reviews of previous documentaries produced by Stornoway Productions.
File consists of correspondence and notes in connection with the possibility of Ma'arachot, the publishing house of the Israel Defence Forces, publishing a Hebrew translation of Ben Dunkelman's autobiography.
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and both Ronny Rabinowitch and Yossi Yahal. The letters, three in total, relate to the recent publication of Dunkelman's autobiography, Dual Allegiance, to its reception in Israel, and to scheduled interviews with Dunkelman.
File consists of a notebook Ben Dunkelman used to transcribe notes from interviews he had conducted on tape while researching his autobiography, Dual Allegiance. The notebook accompanies 14 cassette sides.
Record is in good condition but hard to read in places.