Accession consists of minutes of meetings of the War Efforts Committee, various newspapers from the USA (The Sentinel) and Canada (Army Week) and a Jewish Calendar for Men in the Canadian Armed Forces (1941-1942).
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
One of the main roles of the committee was to raise funds from Jewish communities across Canada for the purchase and donation of furniture. According to a document 'Special bulletin on Furnishing project', Congress is the only organization supplying furniture under an agreement with the Department of National Defence. The Chairman of the committee was Gurston Allen of Toronto.
Accession consists of Canadian Jewish Congress records related to a study carried out by Saul Hayes and Jacob Finkelman on discriminatory employment practices in Ontario. The title of the resulting report is "Evidence of Unequal Opportunity in Employment and a Suggested Fair Employment Practices Legislation". Included are reports, memorandi, correspondence, sample applications from different employers, and a booklet by Gurston Allen entitled "Jewish Occupational Difficulties" (1939).
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession consists of 2 photographs and a sign related to the Jewish Public Library. One photograph is of Ben Zion Hyman, founder of the library, in graduation dress. There is writing in Hebrew on top of the photograph dated October 1940. A second photograph is of Bert Godfrey, Eddie Gelber and two other gentlemen sitting in the library. The sign is from the 1960s and has the address and operating hours of the library along with some other information for the patrons
The items were housed in the library and found during renovations.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession consists of two photographs taken at a dinner honouring Ben Zion Hyman and the 15th anniversary of the Jewish Public Library. One photo is of the head table and several other smaller tables at the dinner, while the second photo is a posed group shot with Ben Zion Hyman. Also pictured are: Kalman Berger (top row, 6th from left), J. Marcus, Dave Green (top row, 9th from left), J. Bailin, Henry Papernik (top row, 2nd from left), R. Madesker, and Myer Gasner (bottom row, far right).