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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-2000
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Established in November 1978 as the Orah School for Jewish Children from the Soviet Union, the school was intended for children who recently arrived from the Soviet Union with no previous Jewish education. Funding for the school came from special grants from the Toronto Jewish Congress (TJC; now, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto), from community fundraising for the school, and from tuition fees. The school was managed by a board of directors, with a staff consisting of a school principal and vice-principal, and as many as eight teachers and junior teachers. The number of teaching staff varied over the years with fluctuations in enrolment and funding. The bulk of the administrative work for the school was carried out by BJE staff, and the school was considered a special project of the BJE and its parent body, the TJC. The executive and associate directors of the BJE were ex-officio members of the Orah board.
The school operated as a Sunday school, with six hours of classes every week. The curriculum was designed to suit families with little familiarity with Judaism, many of whom found the greater time requirements of the day schools and other supplementary schools too onerous. The school also provided children with bar and bat mitzvah training. The school's location varied over the years, moving between branches of the Eitz Chaim schools and the Hurwich Branch of Associated Hebrew Schools.
In recent years, the Orah school's affiliation with the BJE came to an end. Now called the Orah School for Children, the school is currently located in Thornhill at the Spring Farm branch of Eitz Chaim Day School, with Rabbi Yosef Michalowicz serving as principal.
Scope and Content
The series documents the BJE's involvement in founding the Orah school and assisting in its operations. The series also documents studies of the school conducted by the TJC and BJE in the early 1980s and again in the early 1990s. The series contains meeting minutes of the board of directors and study committees, memoranda and correspondence relating to the school's operations, and records relating to the school's budget, fundraising activities, and enrolment. Files in the series are organized alphabetically by subject.
Subjects
Children
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Source
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
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 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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
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
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
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