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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1983-1999
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 10 x 16 cm
Admin History/Bio
Regular meetings between the BJE professional staff and school administrators began in the late 1970s, as recommended by the UJWF Study Committee on Jewish Education. This body was initially known as the Executive Directors Council, or, Meetings of Executive Directors. In 1981, the council was renamed the Association of Jewish Day School Administrators. The chair of the association is elected from amongst the administrators, while BJE staff are responsible for coordinating and supporting the meetings. The purpose of the association is to discuss administrative matters of common concern to the day schools, including the hiring of personnel, contract negotiations with teachers' unions, taxes and insurance, the annual budgeting process, centralized purchasing of equipment and materials, and standards for school administration. The association often has invited speakers at their meetings, to speak on topics such as risk management and health insurance plans. Staff responsibility for working with the Association has shifted over the years, from the associate director to the director of school finances, but meetings have often been attended by all of the BJE's senior staff.
Scope and Content
The series consists of minutes of meetings of the association, correspondence and memoranda. The series also contains several photographs of a meeting of the association at which Ira Berman was presented with a plaque marking the end of his term as chairman. The files in the series are arranged chronologically.
Related Material
Minutes of the Executive Directors Council can be found filed with other records in series 6, Chronological correspondence and memoranda
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1988]
Physical Description
4 photographs
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 17; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Association of Jewish Day School Administrators series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
17
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Mar. 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a luncheon for the King and Queen of Spain. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Senator David A. Croll and Phil Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-], 1976-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and other textual records documenting Judge Phil Givens’ activities. Included are letters of reference for other judges, correspondence regarding the execution of wills and land ownership claims, and a master case file list.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1981
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens meeting with Deputy Solicitor General John Hilton.
Notes
Photograph is by the Ontario Provincial Police
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
28 Nov.1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one program and two photographs documenting Phil Givens' chairmanship (in his role as a Provincial Court Judge) of "The Canadian Awards" honouring The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander (Lt. Governor of Ontario), Mrs. Mary C. Jackman, and Mr. Steven A. Stavro. Identified in the photos are Lincoln Alexander, Steven Stavros, Mary Coyne Jackman, Min Givens, and Phil Givens.
Notes
Photograph is by Boris Spremo
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1986
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Min and Phil Givens attending the 40th anniversary dinner at the Upper Canada Lodge of B'nai Brith.
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
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai Brith sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai Brith sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1946]-1986
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
22 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, photographs and a scrapbook documenting Phil Givens tenure as founding president and member of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai B’rith. Included are: a B’nai Brith newspaper, a Phil Givens tribute scrapbook, and numerous photographs of various official functions.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Apr. 1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Min and Phil Givens attending a Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Min Givens, Phil Givens, Roy McMurtry, Louis Moses, and Abba Gefen (Israel Consul).
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman of The Studio (Toronto)
Name Access
Gefen, Abba
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
McMurtry, Roy
Moses, Louis
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and other textual records documenting Phil Givens' activities as President of the Canadian Zionist Federation. The correspondence is mostly with other Jewish organizations and officials. Also included are two CZF reports: one submitted to the Fifth National Convention (Mar.1980) and one to the National Executive Meeting (Nov. 1980).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and other textual records documenting Phil Givens' activities as President of the Canadian Zionist Federation. The correspondence is mostly with other Jewish organizations and officials. Also included are records related to the CZF's operating budget, meeting minutes, and routine correspondence regarding Givens' retirement as President of the CZF.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950-1983
Physical Description
64 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of 64 photographs taken from a CNF Tribute album documenting Phil Givens' career - primarily as President of the CZF - but also as Judge, Mayor, MP, and MPP.
Notes
The photographs have been removed from the album and have been placed in Melinex and transferred to an acid free folder for conservation purposes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children named: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai Brith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division.. Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai Brith in 1959.
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens' retirement party at the Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Min Givens, Phil Givens, and Max Shecter.
Notes
Photograph is by Howard Kay Photography (Montreal)
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
31 Mar. 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
31 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 15 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children named: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai Brith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division.. Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai Brith in 1959. Erwin Schild was born March 9th 1920 in Germany, the Son of Herman and Hetti. He arrived in Canada from Great Britain on July 15, 1940 aboard the S.S. Sobiesky and was interned with nearly 3,000 other wartime refugees. He was eventually ordained by Yeshivah Torath Chaim, Toronto, and served as Rabbi of the Adath Israel Congregation from 1947 to 1989. He married Laura Saxe and together they have three children: Herman, Hedy, and Naomi. He has written about his experiences in "World Through My Window" and "The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage." In 2001 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records and photographs documenting Phil Givens’ retirement dinner. Included are a community tribute booklet, communal certificate, tribute dinner programme, and 31 photographs of the ceremony. Identified in the photographs are Min and Phil Givens, Art Eggleton, Max Shecter, Roy McMurty, Pat and Herb Alpert, Mirial Small, Cecily and David Peters, Irving Matlow, Alex Grossman, Florence Cooper, Joe Garfinkel, Sam Seetner, Syd Cooper, Cantor J. Cooper (Beth Tzedec), and Rabbi Erwin Schild (Adath Israel).
Name Access
Alpert, Herb
Alpert, Herb
Cooper, J.
Cooper, Florence
Cooper, Syd
Eggleton, Art
Garfinkel, Joe
Grossman, Alex
Matlow, Irving
McMurty, Roy
Peters, Cecily
Peters, David
Schecter, Max
Schild, Erwin, 1920-
Seetner, Sam
Small, Mirial
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1950-1985
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records
121 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual and graphic records documenting Phil Givens’ activities as President of the Canadian Zionist Federation. Included are correspondence files, official reports, photographs of conventions and celebrations, and a tribute photograph album presented to Phil Givens upon his retirement.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches and correspondence documenting Phil Givens’ interactions with a wide range of Jewish organizations both in Canada and abroad.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1982
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of Phil Givens attending the opening of the Toronto branch of the Bank Leumi Le-Israel. Identified in the photographs are Phil Givens, Roger Hall (manager), and Moshe Rosen (President)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens conversing with President Yitzhak Navon at an event held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
Name Access
Navon, Yitshak, 1921-2015
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
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
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Dec. 1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending a Shaarei Shomayim Brotherhood event. Identified in the photograph are Phil Givens, Ben Stark, and Sam Sable.
Notes
Photograph is by L.E. Kernerman (Toronto)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
multiple media
Date
[ca.1950] - 1988
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
34 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
1 presentation piece : b&w ; 42 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, photographs, and a presentation piece documenting Phil Givens’ interaction with a wide range of Jewish organizations in Canada, America, and Israel. Included are speeches and correspondence, as well as photographs of Givens attending various events.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1984
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records (8 vols.)
Scope and Content
File consists of eight appointment books documenting Phil Givens' various activities as an MPP, Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, President of the Canadian Zionist Federation, and private citizen.
Physical Condition
The day-planners / appointment books have been labeled in the top right corner with the old (pre February 2011) arrangement notation. The label on the 1984 volume was successfully removed, but was so difficult that the remaining labels were left on.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Publicity sub-series
Metro Police Commissioner Promo Pictures file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
5-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a promotional photograph of Phil Givens in his role as Chairman of the Metro Toronto Police Commission.
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
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Remembrance Day at Jewish War Vets Memorial file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens standing in front of the Jewish war veterans monument during the Remembrance Day ceremony held by the General Wingate Branch 256 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also identified in the photograph is J. Sacks.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds No.74 (OJA): Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Phil Givens with Brian Mulroney (Breakfast event) file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Phil Givens with Brian Mulroney (Breakfast event) file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens meeting with Brian Mulroney at a breakfast event. Identified in the photograph are (foreground, left to right): Brian Mulroney, Paul Godfrey, and Phil Givens.
Notes
Photograph is by Mike Peake (The Toronto Sun)
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1984-1993 : Mulroney)
Subjects
Prime ministers--Canada
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
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Canadian Awards Dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Canadian Awards Dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 Nov.1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens talking with The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander (Lt. Governor of Ontario), Mrs. Mary C. Jackman, and Mr. Steven A. Stavro.
Notes
Photograph is by Boris Spremo
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
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Canadian Zionist Federation - Tribute album file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Canadian Zionist Federation sub-series
Canadian Zionist Federation - Tribute album file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
9-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens (left) conversing with Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau (centre) and Mayor William Dennison during a visit to Toronto's New City Hall during the 1968 federal election.
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1968-1979 : Trudeau)
Subjects
Prime ministers--Canada
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
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
51
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[192-]-1990
Physical Description
1.35 metres of textual records (20 vols.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto.
Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael.
Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller.
Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962.
Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals.
Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison.
In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM.
In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988.
An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish.
Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith.
Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Phil Givens until they were donated to the Archives in September 1990 by his wife.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, professional and communal activities of Phil Givens. The bulk of the material is graphic and most of the photographs relate to his tenure as Mayor of Toronto and to his Jewish communal work. The records also include general correspondence, speeches, campaign material, scrapbooks, cartoons, certificates and awards, biographical writings, audio and visual materials and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series representing Givens’ various roles and activities and have been described to the file level and item level when necessary. These series are: 1. Personal life; 2. City of Toronto Alderman; 3. City of Toronto Controller; 4. City of Toronto Mayor; 5. Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioner; 6. Provincial politics; 7. National politics; 8. Legal career; 9. Jewish communal service.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 915 photographs, 14 drawings, 1 print, 1 presentation piece, 27 objects, 4 DVD’s, 4 videocassettes and 1 audiocassette.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from 5.5 m of records to 2.6 m of records. Please see accession record for further details regarding the records that were culled.
General Note: Previously cited as MG6 B
Associated material note: City of Toronto Archives: “Philip Givens fonds” (fonds 1301) and Series 363, Sub-series 2 “Mayor' Office journals” (fonds 200). Library and Archives Canada: “Correspondence and subjects” series (R4942-1-1-E) in the Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds (R4942-0-X-E); Henry S. Rosenberg fonds (R3946-0-9-E); Jewish National Fund of Canada fonds (R4347-0-1-E), “Subject series: Givens, Judge Philip G. – Toronto” (R4347-7-4-E); “Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports” series (MG31-H67), Zdzislaw Przygoda fonds (R6257-0-0-E) [Sir Casimir Gzowski monument committee records –chaired by Phil Givens]; B'nai Brith Canada fonds (R6348-0-9-E); Canadian Zionist Federation fonds (R9377-0-6-E).
Name Access
Givens, Phillip, 1922-1995
Givens (nee Rubin), Min
Subjects
Law
Politicians
Related Material
See Fonds 2: Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
See Fonds 18: Gordon Mendly fonds
See Fonds 28: Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
See Fonds 37: Gilbert Studios fonds (Negev dinners series, Zionist Building series, Portraits series).
Creator
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Accession Number
1990-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[192-]-1988
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w and col. (8 negatives) ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material related to the personal life of Phil Givens. This includes general correspondence, family portraits and personal snapshots, school materials and biographical writings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1963-1990
Physical Description
ca. 360 photographs : b&w, sepia toned, and col (99 contact sheet, 2 slides) ; 34 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Phil Givens’ work as Mayor of Toronto from 1963 until 1966. The bulk of the records are photographs featuring Mayor Givens at various city and community events; of note are images of Givens meeting with Robert Kennedy, Israeli President Zalmon Shazar, Sam Shopsowitz, and Pope Paul VI. Also included is general correspondence, speeches, election campaign materials, cartoons, certificates, artifacts, textual records related to the acquisition of the Henry Moore sculpture, a VHS cassette of Givens discussing the building of the New City Hall and an audiocassette documenting a council trip to Montreal in 1966. In addition, there is a small number of photographs which document events that occurred outside the dates of his time in office, but which relate to his role as mayor.
The series has been arranged into nine sub-series: 4-1. Campaign; 4-2. City of Toronto Council; 4-3. Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council; 4-4. City of Toronto Board of Control; 4-5. Henry Moore Sculpture and artwork; 4-6. Official engagements; 4-7. Certificates and Awards; 4-8. Portraits and publicity; and 4-9. Political cartoons.
Notes
Includes 7.8 cm of textual records, 14 drawings, 1 DVD, 1 videocassette, 1 audiocassette, and 8 objects.
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Subjects
Politicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1977-1985
Physical Description
51 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and other material documenting Phil Givens’ activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission from 1977 to 1985. The textual records include messages of congratulations, general correspondence, speeches, and reports. The graphic material includes official portraits as well as snapshots documenting various police activities and events. Also included is a video cassette of a “sailpast” commemorating the merger of the harbour and port police forces with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force in June 1983 as well as a video cassette of the retirement dinner for Givens held at the Island Yacht Club in July 1985.
The series has been arranged into three sub-series: 5-1. Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners; 5-2. Publicity; and 5-3. Official engagements.
Notes
Includes 13 cm of textual records, 2 DVDs and 2 videocassettes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
object
Date
1957-1985
Physical Description
11 objects and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to Phil Givens’ work as an MP for the federal riding of York West in Toronto and a small amount related to Givens’ earlier failed election attempt in the Spadina riding. The records include campaign material, correspondence, photographs, a video cassette featuring Givens' at the Houses of Parliament and an oversized composite print of the members of the House of Commons for 1968. Of note are images of Givens participating in a parliamentary delegation to the United Nations, attending the Sir Casimir Gzowski Monument dedication, and visiting NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center. Also included is a small number of photographs of Givens at events hosted or attended by national political figures, such as former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Givens' attendance at such events occurred outside of his time in national office, but are associated with his role as a federal MP.
Notes
Includes 1 folder of textual records, 9 b&w and col. photographs, 1 print, 1 DVD and 1 videocassette.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w, sepia toned and col. ; 19 x 43 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and photographs documenting Phil Givens' activities in his roles as a lawyer and judge. In particular, the records include general legal correspondence, letters to and from representatives of the provincial courts and the attorney general, letters of reference for fellow judges, a master case file list and event photographs. Also included are two certificates presented to Givens affirming his status as a notary and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[194-]-1988
Physical Description
323 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting Phil Givens' involvement with the Jewish community. In particular, the textual records include general correspondence, speeches and convention materials documenting his role as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and his involvement with many other Jewish organizations. The records also consist of certificates, scrapbooks, objects, photographs of various events within the community as well as photographic albums presented to Givens on the occasion of his 1968 Jewish National Fund Negev dinner and his 1985 Canadian Zionist Federation testimonial dinner.
The majority of the records has been arranged into nine sub-series: 9-1. B’nai Brith; 9-2. Canadian Zionist Federation; 9-3. Jewish National Fund; 9-4. Keren Hayesod; 9-5. Rho Pi Phi fraternity; 9-6. State of Israel Bonds; 9-7. United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal; and 9-8. Other Jewish organizations.
Notes
Includes 12.15 cm of textual records, 2 objects and 1 presentation piece.
Arrangement
Any files not clearly associated with a specific Jewish organization were attached to the Jewish communal service series itself.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of several biographical sketches of Phil Givens that detail his personal and professional activities and accomplishments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains Phil Givens's personal correspondence with various people. Included are letters of thanks and congratulations, reference letters, letters of condolence, correspondence regarding financial matters, such as donations and investments, and correspondence relating to a car accident involving Phil.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
88 records – page 1 of 2.

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