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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1993
Physical Description
72 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of Dr. Joseph Diamond's and Rabbi Irwin Witty's personal correpondence, filed with their executive director records, the text of public talks and of commentaries made on Zelda Young's "Jewish hour" radio programme, broadcast every Sunday on the CHIN (Toronto) radio station. The topics of these commentaries varied widely, including Talmudic commentaries, Israeli and Diaspora Jewish politics, as well as matters relating to Jewish education in Toronto and elsewhere. Although much of the personal correspondence is routine in nature, some of the letters include discussions of Jewish education and activities of the BJE.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-1; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Personal correspondence and writings sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-1
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
92
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1914-1993
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records (2 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, insurance salesman, and journalist. He was also active in various Jewish organizations, including: the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. He is well-remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a “champion of the people”, committed to social justice, the plight of the working class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
J. B. was born in Lagov, Poland on November 5, 1902 to Abraham and Sarah-Gittel Salsberg. Abraham immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and J. B. followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913. They settled at 73 Cecil Street. Abraham and Sarah-Gittel had additional children in Canada: Nathan (b. 1915), Reuven (Bob or Robert, b. 1917), Betty, and Thelma. Abraham worked as a peddler in Toronto.
J. B. briefly attended Landsdowne Public School, but dropped out around 1915, against his parents' wishes, and took a job in a leather goods factory to contribute to his family’s income. J. B.’s parents had hoped he would become a rabbi and, despite his full-time employment, J.B. continued to study the Torah with scholars at the synagogue on Centre Avenue.
In 1917, J. B. decided to pursue the ideas of Zionism and socialism and, abandoning his plans to become a rabbi, became involved in establishing the Young Poale Zion organization, a Labour Zionist youth group dedicated to secular aims. Around 1922, J. B. was made secretary general of the Young Poale Zion of America in New York, where he worked for one year. Shortly after returning to Toronto, he became the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America in Chicago. J. B. married Dora Wilensky in 1927.
In 1926, J. B. joined the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). He was an active member of the CPC for 30 years, serving as the head of its Trade Union Department for two decades. In 1929 he was suspended from the party for one year as a dissenter. In 1932, he became the Southern Ontario District union organizer for the Communist Workers' Unity League.
It was as a member of the CPC that J. B. entered electoral politics. After a series of failed bids in municipal and provincial elections between 1935 and 1937, J. B. was elected alderman of Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938. He only held the position for one year. In 1943, J. B. was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the representative for the St. Andrew riding. J. B. sat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Labor-Progressive Party (the provincial wing of the CPC) for 12 years. For several years, he was the only elected Communist in North America. As MPP, he helped create legislation banning discrimination in public places and introduced a bill that would ensure fair employment practices in the province. He lost his seat to Allan Grossman in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran in the federal election later that year. Remembered by journalist Gordon Sinclair as “one of the best debaters in the house”, J. B. was well-respected by members of all political parties. Out of admiration for J. B., Conservative Premier Leslie Frost named Salsberg Township in Northern Ontario in his honour.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, J. B. had grown increasingly concerned about reports of Soviet antisemitism and privately urged party leaders to pursue the issue. In 1956, when Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed the transgressions of Stalin’s regime, J. B. went to Moscow as part of a CPC delegation. After meeting with Khrushchev himself, it became clear to J. B. that antisemitism was indeed a problem in the USSR and that his efforts to probe the situation were being stonewalled.
J. B. publicly expressed his concerns about Soviet antisemitism in a series of articles published in the Vochenblatt from October 25, 1956 to December 13, 1956. He finally left the Communist Party in 1957. However, he remained a member of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), a Communist Jewish fraternal organization.
Entering the business world, J. B. established the Model Insurance Agency Limited in 1957, where he served as president for several years. In 1959 J. B.’s wife, Dora, passed away. Around this time J. B. also resigned from the UJPO, along with other members who felt the organization needed to be more critical of the Soviet Union. They founded an alternative, non-Communist left-wing Jewish organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, where J. B. served as president for several terms and edited its publication “Fraternally Yours”.
In his later life, J. B. was active as an executive member of organizations, such as the CJC and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was the first chairman for the CJC Ontario Region’s Soviet Jewry Committee and the Committee for Yiddish. He also began writing an award-winning weekly column for the Canadian Jewish News. J. B. was awarded the CJC’s Samuel Bronfman Medal for distinguished service, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto’s Ben Sadowski Award of Merit. A strong supporter of Israel, he was involved in the creation of two Israeli medical centres that are named in his honour. He also helped establish the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund and the J. B. Salsberg Fund for Yiddish at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. J. B. passed away in 1998.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions. Material from accessions 1991-5-4 and 1992-9-4 were donated by J. B. Salsberg. The remaining material was donated by his estate after his death.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting J. B. Salsberg's personal, professional and Jewish communal activities. The bulk of the records are textual and relate to his membership in the CPC (later LPP), election campaigns, and Jewish communal work. Included is correspondence; photographs; reports; political writings; certificates; agendas; pamphlets; brochures; booklets; flyers; campaign literature; campaign notes; posters; newspaper clippings; press releases; articles; transcripts; speeches; telegrams; political platforms, briefs and submissions; statements; constitutions; resolutions; newspapers; meeting minutes; bulletins; periodicals; notebooks; notes; course guides and outlines; medallions; pins; plaques; donation receipts; event invitations and programmes; lists; blank employment applications; a school test; a study; a coin; a drawing; a sketch; an audio cassette; and a delegate card.
Records are arranged into the following five series: 1. Personal ; 2. Labour Zionism and union activities ; 3. Political career ; and, 4. Jewish community involvement. There are also four files and one item attached directly to the fonds.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes 53 photographs, 7 medallions, 11 pins, 4 posters, 2 plaques, 1 sketch, 1 drawing, 1 audio cassette, 1 desk name plate, and 1 coin.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from approximately 7 metres to 1.5 metres. The culled material consisted primarily of published books, periodicals and pamphlets that had been collected by J. B. Salsberg. For further details about what was culled please view the accession records.
Associated Material Note: Queen's University Archive also has a J. B. Salsberg fonds, 14 hours of interview tapes with J. B. Salsberg and records of the UJPO are held by the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO).
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Subjects
Labor leaders
Politicians
Related Material
For additional records in OJA's holdings, see: Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 8, file 2 ; accession 2008-11-2 ; accession 2004-1-4 ; and oral histories AC 71 and AC 226.
Creator
Salsberg, Joseph Baruch, 1902-1998
Accession Number
1991-5-4
1992-9-4
1998-2-2
1998-12-5
2004-5-28
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
1
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1976-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of oral history interviews primarily documenting J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionist and political career. Included is one transcript of P. Pomerant's interview with J.B., one audio cassette recording of an interview conducted with J.B., and transcripts of interviews conducted by Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin with the following individuals: Al Hershkovitz, Norman Penner, Harry Simon, Robert Nixon, Sam Lipshitz, and Morris Biderman. Also included is correspondence regarding Ezrin's interviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1992, predominant 1981-1987
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of J.B. Salsberg's personal and professional correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1991
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of graphic and textual records related to J.B. Salsberg's personal life. Of note are records documenting the activities and passing of Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are photographs, portraits, stories, certificates, event invitations and programmes, correspondence, a graduation book, a newsletter, sympathy cards, a drawing, a sketch, and notes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 19 photographs, 1 sketch, and 1 drawing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 drawing : brown and white chalk on felt ; 40 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one portrait of J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Date
1918-1981
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionism and union activities. Of note are records documenting Salsberg's early Poale Zion activities in New York. Included are photographs, correspondence, a medallion, pins, bulletins, newsletters, booklets, a book, and a pamphlet.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 11 b&w photographs (3 negatives), 3 pins, and 1 medallion.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1923-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Poale Zion (Workers of Zion) was a Marxist Zionist Jewish workers movement that originated in the Russian Empire around 1900. This movement spread around the world and in late 1905 the Socialist Jewish Labour Party (Poale Zion) was formed in Canada.
In 1919, the Poale Zion Zionist labour movement split into two factions – Left Poale Zion (later Achdut Avodah Poale Zion) and Achdut Avodah (later Mapai). J.B. Salsberg affiliated with the Left Poale Zion, which was founded on the principals established by Ber Borochov and became known as the Borochov Movement. In Canada the Borochov Movement consisted of various organizations – political, cultural and educational. The political branch was the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion. It promoted Zionism and Socialism both in Canada and Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion movement. Included is correspondence with the Jewish Socialist Labor Party Poale-Zion of America, Undzer Veg bulletins, Hashomer Hatzair newsletters, and a Yiddish booklet by Chaim Zhitlovsky entitled "From Assimilation to Labour Zionism" (published in New York, 1919). Also included are two photographs of J.B. Salsberg that were taken in Boston likely at the second annual convention of the Poale-Zion of America (1923).
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1914-1993
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement with various Jewish organizations, including: the I.L. Peretz School, the Canadian Jewish Congress, UJA Federation, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the Canadian Zionist Federation. Included are medallions, pins, a coin, a poster, certificates, photographs, meeting minutes, a test, booklets, event programmes, a transcript, bulletins, notes, newspaper clippings, articles, reports, newsletters, a brochure, and a flyer.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 17 photographs, 4 pins, 4 medallions, 1 coin, 1 poster, and 1 certificate.
Related Material
For other records documenting the CJC's Committee for Soviet Jewry see also fonds 17, series 3.
For other NFJA records see MG 2B-1P and MG9 ("Fraternally Yours" publications).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 medallion : bronze ; 5 cm in diam. + 1 cardboard box
Scope and Content
Item is a JNF Canada Park medallion.
Notes
Artifact number 142.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
object
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 medallion : silver ; 4 cm in diam. + 1 purple velvet case
Admin History/Bio
Commodore International Limited was founded in Toronto by Jack Tramiel in 1954 under the name Commodore Portable Typewriter Company.
Scope and Content
Item is a Commodore Computer 25th anniversary medallion. Around the edge is an inscription reading, "There will be a computer in every home, school and business years before anyone ever dreamed". On the verso is a map of the world and the inscription, "The world of Commodore".
Notes
Artifact number 144.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
object
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 pin : 2 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a pin of the Canadian flag and Israel flag crossing over one another.
Notes
Artifact number 155.
Subjects
Flags--Canada
Flags--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
object
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 pin : 1 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a pin of two overlapping triangles.
Notes
Artifact number 151.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1961]-1970, Nov. 1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the CJC's Committee for Yiddish. Included are handwritten notes regarding Yiddish secular culture, a list of Yiddish resources, correspondence, and a study entitled "Jews Reporting Yiddish as Mother Tongue in 1961". Also included is a CJC certificate honouring Salsberg for his work for Yiddish that is signed by Philip Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1970 many Jewish groups in Ontario organized to help Refusniks who were being persecuted in the Soviet Union and to pressure local, national and international governments to address Soviet antisemitism. In early 1971, the Action Committee for Soviet Jewry (ACSJ) was formed by the (then) Central Region of the CJC to coordinate the activities of, and provide stable funding and administrative support for, these various ad hoc committees and action groups that had sprung up across Ontario.
The ACSJ originally reported to the CJC’s Steering Committee for Soviet Jewry (SCSJ), but by the mid-1970s the reporting of the two committees was reversed, with the steering committee reporting to the action committee. By 1977, the action committee and the steering committee were merged into the newly-renamed CJC Ontario Region’s Committee for Soviet Jewry (occasionally referred to as the Toronto Committee). J. B. Salsberg was the first SCSJ Chairman, serving in this capacity until 1976.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the CJC's Committee for Soviet Jewry. Included are booklets, reports, agendas, correspondence, meeting minutes, conference material for the Regional Conference on Israel and Soviet Jewry, and newspaper clippings.
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Soviet Union
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the CJC, Ontario region. Included is correspondence, a press release, Executive Committee meeting notices and minutes, and handwritten notes taken by Salsberg during a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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