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Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 128
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
128
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 poster ; 63 x 54 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains program brochures and pamphlets for both the northern and Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.s. and material related to the Jewish Book Fair. There is also a poster entitled "The promise fulfilled..." outlining the northern branch's programming schedule for the fall session.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 129
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
129
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1987
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains program reports and studies for the various departments of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. This incudes reports on cultural programming, club and education, the junior and teenage departments, athletics and the day camps. There is a report on the future service role of the Bloor building, dated 1964 and two for the northern building, dated 1964 and 1968. Also included are reports created by the Group Services Study Committee, the Y.M.H.A. Study Committee, the Northern Building Task Force to the Overall Study Committee, the Implementation Committee on Fiscal and Program Operations and the Dance Committee.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto of fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 157
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto of fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
157
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1993
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
By the 1960s, the Cultural and Educational Department was running a program known as the Y-Arts Council. The council promoted education through the arts, providing both adult and children's classes, many of which were free to ‘Y’ members. The council comprised schools of dance, art, music, drama, Jewish Studies and recreational activities.
Scope and Content
This file contains program books for the Y-Arts Council and two program books from the Arts Person of the Year gala tribute dinners honouring Louis Applebaum in 1991 and Oscar Peterson in 1993.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a statement of revenue for the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto and two summaries of expenses for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
Material Format
sound recording
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
13 audio cassettes
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The oral history program was one part of the archives program. The interviewers were Molly Willer, Gay Lokash and Frances Gotkin, volunteers working under the direction of the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of twelve oral histories of various past and present members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. in Toronto and the signed release forms. The interviewees include Judge Joe Addison, Harvey Blackstein, Lou Borsook, Bert Godfrey, Mrs. Sara Godfrey, Stan Kivy, Jack Oelbaum, Abe Posluns, Harry Pullen, Anne Roher, Max Swartz, Alex Winick and Lou Zimmerman. The interviewees discuss different aspects of their association with the "Y", including the history and structure of the organization, the various sports teams and clubs, social events and other reminiscences.
The recordings are in cassette format and are located in three separate file folders. The signed release forms are located in a fourth file folder.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1992
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The e"Y"e opener newsletter was a weekly internal staff newsletter created by the Communications Department of the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto. The content for the newsletters was submitted by staff members of the Bloor and northern branches, and edited by Barbara Lampcov and Freda Marcovitch. It was published every week and contained information on current programs at both branches, staff news, and jokes and cartoons.
Scope and Content
This series consists of e"Y"e opener newsletters created by the JCC of Toronto Communications Department from 1986 to 1992. The records are arranged by year. Several volumes are missing, particularly from the years 1989 to 1992.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1986.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1987.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1988.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1989.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1990.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1991.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 4; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Communications Department series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
4
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of the e"Y"e opener newsletters from 1992.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1920]-1993
Physical Description
1866 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. (199 negatives) ; 35 x 28 or smaller
3 cm of textual records
1 drawing
Custodial History
Most of the photographs were in the custody of Ted Winick, who sat on the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee. They were donated to the OJA in 1982 and 1984.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains photographs collected by the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee. The photographs document the executive and general membership, special events, sporting groups and teams, and Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. owned camps and properties, including the construction and completion program of the northern branch. There are also a small amount of textual records and an architectural drawing, which has been kept in the file with the accompanying graphic images.
Arrangement of the photographs has been imposed by the archivist, as no original order existed when the records were acquired. The photos have been arranged into alphabetical files by function, where one exists, otherwise they have been grouped together by subject, event or individual. This approach was taken so that images pertaining to certain subjects or events could be easily accessed by the researcher. The images have been described at the file and item levels.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
1982-12-2
2004-5-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944, 1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 17 x 11 and 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of Judge Joseph Addison, who was a member of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and a handball enthusiast. One photograph is of Addison holding a handball and is affixed to a board which says: Although he is no longer playing handball, he was noted for his long arms and legs and excellent condition. He has, and is devoting a lot of time and effort into promoting handball from coast to coast and is the present Commissioner of Handball. The second is a snapshot of him sitting in an office chair, consulting some papers.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
45 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. athletic awards banquet at the northern branch. The images include various individuals accepting and posing with their awards, as well as a few shots of the Leah Posluns Theatre stage, where the event took place.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 and 18 x 13 cm
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of twelve photographs taken at the Ben Weider weight room dedication at the northern branch of the Y.M.H.A. The photographs are of Ben Weider standing with members of the Y.M.H.A. executive and staff and speaking at a podium. There is also one photograph taken of him seated on a machine in the weight room. There is also an invitation to the official opening, along with a press release and some news clippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of several photographs of Louis Borsook and Albert White, two original members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Executive Committee. The photographs were taken in the Bloor and Spadina branch gymnasium, probably at an event in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bloor and Spadina building. There is also a small program booklet from the event.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953-1981
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of various photographs taken at Camp Fundale, located at the Bloor and Spadina and northern branches of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The photographs are of children participating in various camp activities such as swimming, physical fitness and recreation and dramatics.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
54
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966-[ca. 1986]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of various Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. drama groups performing plays. There are also a few group shots, including one with Keanu Reeves. Many of the individuals included in the drama group photo with Reeves attended Thornlea Secondary School, Thornhill, Ontario. Other identified individuals include Rosa Shore, Sandy Liebowtiz, Ann Kirsh, Cy Sherman, Marie Astrov, J. Gerrard and Joel Jeffries.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
59
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1981
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w and col. (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of members of the Good Age Club participating in various club activities such as bowling, card playing, group discussions and a dance at the northern building. There are also some images of members eating together, on trips to Ottawa and Cyprus and performing a theatrical production of Gypsies.
Identified individuals in the photographs include Dora Gottheil, Edward Zaretsky and Nessie Rosen.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
63
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]-1981
Physical Description
47 photographs : b&w and col. ; (34 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken of various handball players at the Bloor and Spadina and northern branches of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The images are of participants engaged in handball games and of individual players or groups accepting various awards and trophies of achievement.
Identified individuals in the photographs include Joe Oryer, [Michael Betler?], [Jack Kurner?], Eddie Keshen, Fred Featherstone, George Phillips, George Pritchard, John [Troy?], Bill Grant, Mort Cohen, Michael Bedder, Jack Kwinter, Stan Garden, Larry Wolfe and Herb Goldberg.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
76
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1982]
Physical Description
4 photographs : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of four group photographs of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. volleyball teams at the Jewish Welfare Board volleyball tournament in Toronto. Three of the photographs are of men's teams and one is of a women's team.
Subjects
Sports teams
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
75
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. during the Jewish Welfare Board volleyball tournament. The photographs are of the "Y" team in competition with another team called the "Edgies" on the volleyball court.
Subjects
Sports teams
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one Polaroid photograph of Stan Krivy.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
82
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1981
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of Bill Gryfe at the 11th Maccabiah games with his weightlifting team.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
83
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1982
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of the interior of the northern branch's men's health club, one of the interior of the Bloor "Y" showing a man on the treadmill, the stationary bike and the rowing machine, and one taken at a co-meeting of the Men's and Women's Health Club Committees.
Identified individuals include: Archie Rotenberg, Morris Sobel, Esther Brown, Valla Mezei, Cheryl Stulberg, Tami Reiken, Myrna Beck, Debi Weinberg, Dorothy Shoom, Elliot Krever, Gerald S. Wilks, Stan Allen, Murray Rich, Eric Sobel, Tony Pirri, Bill Mundrow, Marlene Rumanek, Carolynne Wainberg, Kathy Goldsbie, Georgia Dennis, Alice Black, Gerry Longert, Marlene Fogel.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
94
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]-1982
Physical Description
49 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs and slides of nursery school children and pre-school toddlers enrolled in the Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. nursery school. The children are taking part in sing-alongs and arts and crafts, celebrating Hanukkah and Purim, playing with toys, exercising, reading books and playing outdoors. There are also a few images of the disabled children's program and a photograph of Elaine Comay, a long-time nursery school teacher at the Bloor and Spadina "Y".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
96
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
2 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of Lou Zimmerman being interviewed by Molly Willee and Frances Gotkin in May 1982.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-1982
Physical Description
50 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of children partaking in various physical education activities such as gymnastics, soccer and basketball. The file also includes contact sheets with four images on each sheet.
Subjects
Sports
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 106
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
106
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965], 1982
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 9 x 6 cm and 6 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of two photographs of Anne Roher, a member of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 108
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
108
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977-1981
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. members running track at the northern and Bloor and Spadina branches.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of one photocopies of a certificate, newsclippings and photographs with captions ranging from 1951 to 1983. The photocopies were prepared for display at the South "Y" reunion, which occurred in 1993.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 120
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
120
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1975]-1985
Physical Description
26 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken of staff members at the Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., in their offices, on the playground equipment outside and at a staff member's birthday party. Identified individuals include Frankie Speisman, Mrs. [Salnajs], John Bernstein, Eve Greenberg, Larry Igra, Mike Berger, Bernice Rosenberg and Harold Martin.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
124
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953-1984
Physical Description
63 photographs : b&w and col. (3 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of the Bloor and Spadina and northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. swim schools. The photographs are of the swim staff instructing the students in the pool, group shots of swim classes and images of individual students, as well as a swimming performance involving several of the students in Royal Canadian Mounted Police costumes. There is also a group portrait of the first swimming class at the newly built Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. in 1953.
Identified individuals in the photographs include Ted Winick, Butch Freedman, Stuart Winick, Danny Kayfetz, Dave Perlmuttar, Johnny Johnson, Ruth Rosen, Marilyn Blooval and Les Flom.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 137
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
137
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]-[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
35 photographs : sepia and b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of several photographs of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. volleyball teams. Included is one very early group photograph of a Y.M.H.A. volleyball team standing under an entrance arch. There are also several shots of a 1970 team practicing in the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. gymnasium and a group portrait of a women's volleyball team from 1980.
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.
Physical Condition
The photograph from the 1920s is in very poor condition. The image has peeled off in several spots and there is several missing pieces around the edges.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 140
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
140
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953-1982
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of 6 photographs of the women's health club and one photograph of members of the Women's Health Club Committee testing out the new steam cabinet at the Bloor and Spadina "Y".
Identified individuals include Mrs. J.C. Oelbaum, May Perlmutter, Lil Levy, Leah Posluns and Mrs. A. Webber.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 artifact
Scope and Content
This file consists of one program book from the 1987 Sports Celebrity Dinner and one plaque presented to William G. Davis, the recipient of the tribute. William G. Davis was the former Premier of Ontario, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League and a promoter of athletics. Davis was also a supporter of the building of the Skydome.
The MC for the evening was Brian McFarlane. Celebrity guests included Mike Ditka, John Brophy, Stephen Condren, Leo Cahill, Sandra Post, Russ Howard, Jack Donohue, Sheila Forshaw, Bill Simmons, Sylvia Ruegger, Willie Pless and Milt Ottey.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
42 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the 1988 Sports Celebrity Dinner, honouring Pat Gillick, General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. The event was held at the Constellation Hotel. The photographs depict the guests and JCC Executive Committee members.
Identified individuals include Bernard Kaimin, Eddie Shack, David Perlmutter, Sammy Luftspring, Kelly Gruber, Paul Brownstein and Alan B. Zender.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1989
Physical Description
72 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
1 artifact : 30 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program book and photographs taken at the 1989 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to R. Alan Eagleson, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association, chief organizer of the Canada Cup and the driving force behind the 1972 series between Russia and Canada. The dinner was held at the Constellation Hotel on 13 June 1989. There is also a plaque that was presented to Eagleson by the JCC.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. The celebrity guests included Harry Neale, Brian McFarlane, Dennis Hull, Jack Donohue, John A. Ziegler Jr., Ron Kanter, Harry Ornest, Bruce Hood, David Edge, Ron Ellis, Paul Henderson, Carrie-Lynn Cohn, Darryl Sittler, Joseph Kibur, Marcel Dionne, Dubie Bader, Bobby Baun, George Chuvalo, John Karpis, Bethany Dworkin, Mike Palmateer and Keith Acton.
Other identified individuals include Bernard Kaimin, Martin Atkins, Harold Cipin, Alan B. Zender, Ted Winick, Bert Fine, Robert Hall, Cantor Louis Danto, Harry Ungerman and Paul Henderson.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
77 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program package and photographs taken at the 1990 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to Irving Ungerman, boxing promoter and manager. It was held at the Constellation Hotel on 5 June 1990 and featured a boxing match and demonstration.
The photographs are of Irving Ungerman, celebrity guests, invited guests and JCC Executive Committee members. Celebrity guests included Jake La Motta, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, Claude Brochu, Brian Williams, Pat Marsden, Alan B. Zender, Paul Brownstein, Ron Kanter, Mayor Mel Lastman, Rabbi Dr. David Monson, Donovan Boucher, Alan Eagleson, Glen "Yuk Yuk" Foster, Vicki Keith, Sammy Luftspring, Police Chief William J. McCormack, and Harry Ornest.
Other identified individuals include Eddie Shack, Martin Atkins, Harold Cipin, Al Waxman, Paul Godfrey, Rabbi J. Kelman and Paul Lindzon.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
54 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program book and photographs taken at the 1991 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to Johnny Esaw, Vice-President and Executive Producer of CTV Sports and on-air figure skating commentator. The dinner was held at the Constellation Hotel on 18 June 1991 and featured a figure skating demonstration.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. The celebrity guests included Mark Hebscher, Ken Daniels, Don Harron, Pierre H. Cadieux, Brian Pockar, Debbi Wilkes, and Wendel Clark.
Other idenfified individuals include Cantor Martin Steinhouse, Harold Cipin, Martin Hebscer, Paul Brownstein, Alan B. Zender, Paul Lindzon and Bernard Kaimin.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
67 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program book and photographs taken at the 1992 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to Bruce McNall, NHL team owner; John Candy, comedian; and Wayne Gretzky, hockey player. They were being honoured as new owners and promoters of the Toronto Argonauts. The dinner was held on 3 June 1992.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. The celebrity guests included Mark Hebscher, Ken Daniels, Howard Glassman, Jack Donohue, Brian J. Cooper, Larry W. Smith, Michael P. McCarthy, Adam Rita, Mike Clemons, Dan Ferrone, Hank Ilesic, Don Moen, Lance Chomyc, Darrel K. Smith, Wendel Clark, Eric Lindros, Darryl Sittler, Bobby Hull, Sandy Hawley, Ernie Samuel, Norman Jewison, Ed Mirvish, Garth Drabinsky, Brian Linehan, Dini Petty, Karen Preston, Peter Martin, Dave Quinn, and Bill Stephenson.
Other identified individuals include Abe Glowinsky, Harold Cipin, Paul Brownstein, Alan B. Zender and Lt. Gov. Henry Jackman.
Subjects
Celebrities
Sports
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1993
Physical Description
51 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the 1993 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to the Toronto Blue Jays, commemorating their World Series win of the same year. The dinner was held on 21 June 1993.
The photographs are of members of the Blue Jays and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. Identified individuals include Abe Glowinsky, Irving Ungerman, Pat Gillick, Harold Cipin, Ken Daniels, Cantor Martin Steinhouse, Mark Hebscher, Paul Brownstein, Alex Grossman, Alvin Woods, Garth Iorg and David Perlmutter.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinner series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
5
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1994
Physical Description
64 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the 1994 Sports Celebrity Dinner. The dinner featured a tribute to Steve Stavro, former owener of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Raptors and the grocery chain Knob Hill Farms. The dinner also featured several Jewish Hall of Fame inductees as honoured guests. The dinner was held on 22 June 1994.
The photographs are of the guest of honour and other celebrity guests, the JCC Executive Committee members and Sports Celebrity Committee members, along with the invited guests. Identified individuals include Michael Burgess, Harold Cipin, Darryl Sittler, Steven Wise, Mark Hebscher, Cliff Fletcher, Mike MacDonald, Dave Perlmutter, Allan Wexler, Richard Levinksy, Jules Goldstein, Gary Berman, Irving Ungerman, Ken Daniels, Bob Rae, Sammy Luftspring and Paul Brownstein.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 131
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
131
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1990
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the opening of the Irving Ungerman Maccabi Resource Centre at the Jewish Community Centre on 5 June 1990. The centre is dedicated to all young Jewish sports men and women to perpetuate their desire to achieve athletic and educational excellence. There is also a newsclipping announcing the opening.
Identified individuals include Sid Greenberg, Harold Cipin, Irving Ungerman, Alex Fisher and Herb Belman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee meeting minutes and agendas from February 1982 to February 1983. There is also some correspondence between Sid L. Brail, executive director of the JCC of Toronto, and Stephen Speisman, director of the Ontario Jewish Archives, regarding the acquisition of the JCC's records. This correspondence pre-dates the establishment of the Archives Committee.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (1 v.)
8 drawings : proposal ; 28 x 43 cm folded to 28 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a study conducted by A.J. Diamond & Partners, Architects & Planners and A.J. Vermeulen, Quantity Surveyor on the feasibility of modifying the Bloor building to accommodate the new demands made on the athletic, school and community space. The study includes information on demographics of the surrounding area, program analysis and renovation/addition options. There are eight accompanying drawings of the proposed modifications, prepared by the architects.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hillel Foundation, University of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hillel Foundation, University of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
65
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1945-1988
Physical Description
3.72 m of textual records, graphic material and architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
The B’nai Brith Hillel Foundation was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923 by Rabbi Benjamin Frankel. The University of Toronto chapter was established in 1946, by which point there were over one thousand Jewish undergraduates at the university. Hillel’s mandate was to foster students’ Jewish identity, creating a religious, cultural, and communal environment and coordinating the activities of many affiliated sub-groups. Hillel was supported by the B’nai Brith Foundation and the United Jewish Welfare Fund (later the Toronto Jewish Congress), with increasing operational funding from the latter as the decades passed.
Hillel’s predecessor at the University of Toronto was the Menorah Society, founded in 1917 and disbanded in 1931 due to waning interest. In 1944 the Jewish Student Fellowship was formed, and on January 23, 1946 it was transformed into the University of Toronto B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation.
Hillel chapters were run with the guidance of a professional appointed by the B’nai Brith Hillel Foundations at American and Canadian Universities. During the period covered by this fonds, U of T Hillel had four directors: Rabbi Aaron Kamerling (director 1946-1970), Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezri (1970-1971), Ben Mayer (1971-1978), and Gerry Fisher (1978-1981). The director answered to a board of advisors, drawn from the university and Jewish communities, that was responsible for maintaining Hillel House, overseeing staffing, and representing the foundation to the public. Early chairmen of this board included Edward E. Gelber, Jack D. Pearlstein, Cyril Houser, Dr. Alexander Lipson, Sidney Midanik, and E. M. Sprackman.
At the day-to-day operations level, Hillel was run by an elected council of thirteen students under the director’s guidance. At U of T, the Hillel student council created and implemented a yearly program, edited the literary magazine and Hillelite bulletin, and over the years maintained the following standing committees: religious; cultural; house; social; publicity; art, music and drama; United Jewish Appeal; debates; membership; and seminar. The council met monthly and was required to call general meetings bi-monthly.
Hillel’s first administrative offices were at 492 Spadina Avenue, with programs held in various locations, including the B’nai Brith Youth Organization space at 750 Spadina Avenue, and local synagogues. From the beginning, Hillel joined forces with the B’nai Brith Youth Organization to raise funds for a permanent home on campus for Hillel. Programs in the early years included Shabbat services and lectures, arts performances, dances, personal counseling, and courses such as Jewish literature and Hebrew. Three times a year Hillel published the Scribe, a literary magazine addressing topics of Jewish heritage, life, and prominent figures. This was replaced in the 1950s by an annual magazine named Reflections. The Hillelite bulletin informed members of activities and events. Hillel continued to build the Judaica collection of its Norman Raitblat Memorial Library. It also sent delegates each year to the Hillel Summer Institute in New York State; the Brandeis Camp Institute, a leadership training program sponsored by the American Zionist Youth Commission; and, beginning in 1948, the Inter-Hillel Conference, which was hosted alternately by Queen’s University, McGill University, and U of T.
In 1950, Hillel acquired a house at 186 St. George Street. Hillel House was formally dedicated at Convocation Hall on January 21, 1951. In December 1977 Hillel House was destroyed by fire, after which its offices were moved to space in the YMHA building at Bloor and Spadina. Programs were hosted for several years at ‘The Lower East Side’ in the Newman Centre at 89 St. George Street. In June 1979 Hillel acquired office space in a house at 604 Spadina Avenue.
In the 1970s Hillel’s numbers across North America were in decline. In 1974 the Jewish student population at U of T was approximately 3000, but only 400 were registered members. This slump was apparently reversed by the end of the decade, however, when student interest grew enough that a general council of forty students was established to supplement the elected student council (steering committee). 1970s programs included conventions and retreats, United Jewish Appeal fundraising campaigns, a Shabbat co-op, a choir, the Coffeehouse lounge, a film series, a music club, a library society, an annual Purim Bash, an art festival, and counseling groups.
Hillel also served as the voice of Jewish students at the university. The U of T chapter participated in the fight against quotas for Jewish students and faculty, advocated for kosher food availability on campus, and was successful in persuading the university to avoid having examinations on Jewish holidays. In addition, Hillel often represented the views of the Jewish community to the general student population. It has been involved in the dissemination of Holocaust awareness material and in counteracting propaganda against Israel.
In 1970, partnering with the Jewish Student Federation of York University, Hillel established the Free Jewish University. Its courses were held on the U of T and York campuses and featured free courses covering a range of intellectual, personal and practical topics. Also in conjunction with York, Hillel published Or monthly newspaper and the Masada quarterly magazine. The latter evolved into a non-partisan newspaper, Migdal, which in turn became Images in the early 1980s. In addition, the Jewish Students’ Enquirer was published monthly, a joint publication of Jewish students at U of T, York University, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and Seneca College.
In 1978, with a view to modernize and reinvigorate its image, Hillel changed its name to the Jewish Students’ Union–B’nai Brith Hillel. The decision involved some contention with the Hillel advisory board, and reflected a closer association with the Toronto Jewish Congress. A third unofficial organization name, J.U.S.T. (Jewish University Students of Toronto), was used for the monthly newsletter, J.U.S.T. News. This newsletter was briefly renamed The Rolling Scribe before being discontinued in 1980.
The 1980s saw Hillel coordinating the efforts and activities of a large number of interest groups: Student United Jewish Appeal, Toronto Student Zionists, Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, Jewish Residence Council, Jewish Studies Course Union, Student Mobilization for Jews in Arab Lands, Moadon Aliyah, Canadian Branch: North American Jewish Students Network, and Israeli Students Organization. Hillel is now represented on three Toronto universities and three college campuses.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists mainly of textual records created, received and maintained by Hillel directors from 1945 through 1988. The records document the directors’ administration and programming activities, Hillel events, and relations with outside organizations. The most concentrated set of records are those of Rabbi Kamerling from the 1940s and 1950s. The fonds is comprised of correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspapers and newsletters, publicity material, calendars of events, financial records, event programmes, and catalogues. There are blueprints of the proposed extension to Hillel House in the 1960s, the mid-1970s renovations, and the new Hillel House on Huron Street considered in 1978. The fonds also includes annual reports for 1953-1955 and 1960-1970, and a number of publications (incomplete sets): the Hillelite and the Hillel Scribe from the 1940s, the J.U.S.T. (Jewish University Students of Toronto) News, its successor The Rolling Scroll, and newspapers Masada, Migdal, Reflections, Or, and the Jewish Students’ Enquirer.
The fonds contains 130 photographs, predominantly black and white, in the form of prints, contact sheets and 35mm negatives. Aside from 32 head shots of speakers and performers from 1950s events, the photographs date from the 1970s. There are images of plays, meetings, special events, and executive members.
Fonds is arranged with each director’s files separate and in approximate alphabetical order by file name. The files are loosely based on subject/function, likely as they were originally created. Rabbi Kamerling’s records are in two groups since they were acquired in two accessions (see note below).
Name Access
B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Related Material
See MG 9 for a more complete run of publications with which Hillel was involved (eg. Midgal, Images).
Arrangement
Processing of the collection maintained each director’s files separate and in their original order. Following the Hillel House fire in 1978, Rabbi Kamerling’s records (1945-1955) were acquired by the Archives. In 1986, additional Kamerling files were acquired (1946-1970). These overlapping sets of records were described and processed separately.
Creator
B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-3-7
1981-5-2
1988-11-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
62
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1919-2001
Physical Description
93 cm of textual records and other material
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.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of materials produced or acquired by Ben Kayfetz in both his personal and professional capacity. It includes biographical materials, minutes, correspondence, recorded CJC and JCRC meetings, memorabilia, transcripts and recorded versions of CHIN radio broadcasts he delivered, as well as various interviews, speeches, articles, book reviews and works he composed. Fonds also consists of minutes, agendas and other records of various Yiddish and historical associations Mr. Kayfetz was involved in.
Notes
Physical Description note: includes 20 photographs, 107 audio cassettes, 1 Beta video cassette and 1 object.
Fonds includes audio tapes 1-5, 7-32, 35-37, 39-42, 44-45, 47-50, 53-56, 58-64, 66-67, 70-85, A1-A5, A7-A9, A12-A14, A16-A20, A23-A28, A30, A32-A38 and A40-A43.
Name Access
Kayfetz, Ben, 1916-2002
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
Audio tapes AC 246-AC 275 belonged to Ben Kayfetz and are related to this fonds.
Creator
Kayfetz, Ben, 1916-2002
Accession Number
1975-012, 1976-10-4, 1980-12-13, 1982-2-2, 1983-6-2, 1985-4-2, 1987-2-3, 1996-5-4, 1998-3-22, 2000-11-4, 2004-3-1, 2004-5-20, 2006-2-9, 2006-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
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