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Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
61
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1920]-1994
Physical Description
3 m of textual records (19 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) in Toronto are the current incarnations of what began, in 1919, as the Hebrew Association of Young Men's and Young Women's Clubs, later known as the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Toronto (Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.). The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., in turn, began as a merger between several other small athletic clubs operating in the city. The original mandate was strictly athletic, but soon broadened to include other areas of interest, in order to provide a sense of Jewish identity and camaraderie through physical, educational, cultural and community based programming. During the 1920s, the 'Y' became known simply as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (Y.M.H.A.) – the name under which it was incorporated in 1930.
For close to two decades, the ‘Y’ had rented rooms in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area, including the basement facilities of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. By the mid-1930s, these facilities were overcrowded and unable to support the growing membership, particularly when the young women’s programming was reintroduced in 1936.
As a result, in 1937, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. constructed its own athletic building at 15 Brunswick Avenue, next door to the Talmud Torah, to ease the overcrowding. However, the ‘Y’ still had to make use of five scattered buildings to meet its needs, including the Central Y.M.C.A. gym for its basketball teams. The early ‘Y’ was staffed by volunteers who were granted free memberships in exchange for their time and expertise.
On 3 February 1953, a new Jewish Community Centre was dedicated at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue. By the end of the 1950s, the ‘Y’ was providing services for all ages, ranging from a nursery school to their Good Age Club for seniors.
As the Jewish community moved northward, so too did the ‘Y’, with the dedication of a new northern branch on 1 May 1961. This new branch, located at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue, was created in order to address the athletic, educational, cultural and community needs of the expanding Jewish community in the north end of the city. Fourteen years later, an improved cultural and physical education wing was added as part of the completion campaign. This included the addition of the Leah Posluns Theatre and the Murray Koffler Centre of the Arts. In 1978, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. changed its name to the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto, in order to better reflect its broader role in the community. A new Northeast Valley branch was also established in Thornhill in the early 1980s and later closed in the late 1990s.
In 1994, the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto took over the operation of the northern branch, due to financial difficulties. At this point, all three branches became independent of one another and were no longer constituted as the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto. They each had independent boards of directors, while still receiving some of their operating funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto -- which included the Bloor branch and the northern Bathurst Jewish Community Centre -- and its predecessor, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The records include textual records maintained by the office of the executive director, financial reports, architectural plans, Y-Times newsletters, program material, photographs and oral histories.
The records have been arranged into the following series: Executive director, Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee, Publication Committee, Communications Department, Sports Celebrity Dinner, and Combined Building Campaign Committee.
Notes
Includes 2539 photographs, 42 drawings, 13 sound recordings, 4 artifacts and 2 posters.
Related Material
See photo #2369-2646, 3412, 3519, 3804, 4201, 5004, 6125, accession #1986-7-8, MG2 N1a
Creator
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-6-6
2004-5-13
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1988-4-9
1984-7-2
1983-12-1
1982-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive Director series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive Director series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1936-1993
Physical Description
2.66 m of textual records (12 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
The role of the executive director was to oversee the administrative operations of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., including staffing and personnel, budgetary activities, maintenance, programming, special events and festival celebrations, membership, community outreach and fundraising activities.
Although a staff position, the executive director was also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, as acting secretary. As such, the executive director was responsible for attending and taking the minutes at all committee meetings, and for the collection and maintenance of all official files documenting the activities of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., and later, the Jewish Community Centres. The executive director also acted as executive director of the Jewish Camp Council, which operated out of the Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building.
In the late 1940s, George Horrowitz was the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s executive director, and in 1952, David Andrews succeeded him. Andrews served as executive director until 1976, at which point he became executive vice-president and Martin Park, his former assistant, succeeded him as executive director. Sid Brail became the executive director in 1979.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the records created and collected by the office of the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto. The records include operating files, correspondence, financial records, program material, reports, photographs, course registration ledgers and architectural drawings.
The records are organized alphabetically as subject files, which reflects the original arrangement of the records. The exceptions are the financial reports, the course registration ledgers and the architectural plans, which were maintained separately.
The records have been arranged into the following sub-series: subject files, financial reports, architectural drawings and Y-Arts Council registration ledgers.
Notes
Includes 142 photographs, 41 drawings, 2 artifacts and 2 posters.
Arrangement
As the executive director oversaw operations at both the Bloor and Spadina branch and the northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., the records relating to both branches were filed together. There has been no attempt made to separate the records of the individual branches.
Creator
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto
Accession Number
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1983-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1936-1993
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains the operating files created and accumulated by the office of the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. during the years 1937-1978. The files contain correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, program material, photographs, reports, financial records and other related records. They are arranged by subject in alphabetical and chronological order. The photographs and architectural drawings are located in the subject files with the related textual material.
Notes
Includes 142 photographs, 11 drawings, 2 artifacts and 2 posters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1983-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Date
[ca. 1920]-1990
Physical Description
1866 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee was established in 1982, in order to document the history of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. of Toronto. The committee was chaired by Bert Fine and was mandated by the JCC of Toronto's Executive Committee to collect historical and archival material from the community, which was to be donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the records collected by the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee. The records are predominantly photographs, but also includes some textual records. This series also contains oral histories, created by the committee in order to document the experiences of some of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s original members.
The series contains a sub-series for the photograph collection, which is organized alphabetically by theme, event or person and is described at the file and item levels. There is also a sub-series for the oral history program, which is described at the sub-series level.
Notes
Includes 13 sound recordings, 3 cm of textual records, and 1 drawing.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
1982-12-2
2004-5-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Financial reports sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
1-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1984
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The treasurer was responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The treasurer was chairman of the Finance Committee which recommended, discussed and approved the day-to-day financial requirements for the operation of the "Y". The committee was also responsible for submitting the financial information to the accounting houses who prepared the "Y's" audited financial reports.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains the financial reports and statements for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto, the Combined Building Campaign, the Northern Building Fund Campaign, the Jewish Camp Council, Camp Northland, Camp B’nai Brith, the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home and Camp Fundale.
The reports are organized chronologically by year. Each year often contains more than one report, either for different periods of the same year, or for different structures under the control of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The reports were kept by the office of the executive director.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
Material Format
architectural drawing
textual record
Date
1950-1981
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records (4 v.)
30 drawings
Admin History/Bio
Page & Steele Architects were responsible for the design and construction of the Spadina and Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. along with associate architects, Kaplan & Sprachman. The Bloor "Y" was completed in 1952.
The northern building was designed and constructed by W. Sefton & Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers and Gordon S. Adamson & Associates Architects. The northern building was completed in 1961.
Scope and Content
This sub-series contains records relating to the design and construction of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. at Bloor and Spadina and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. on Bathurst Street in North York. The records include bound specifications detailing the labour, material and building methods for each of the buildings, as well as some architectural drawings of the northern building.
The records are arranged by project.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1979
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records (7 v.)
Admin History/Bio
The Publication Committee was a committee of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. that was in charge of creating the Y-Time newspaper and any other related publications disseminated within the Jewish Community of Toronto. They reported to the Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the Y-Time newspapers from 1933 to 1978, a JCC-Time newsletter from 1979 and two publicity scrapbooks.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinners series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Sports Celebrity Dinners series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Date
1987-1994
Physical Description
427 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
3 cm of textual records
2 artifacts
Admin History/Bio
The Sports Celebrity Dinners were developed by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto in 1985. Each year, a different person connected with the world of sports was honoured by the community for their contributions. The night included a dinner, guest speakers and celebrity appearances, and usually an athletic demonstration or participatory event that related to the honouree's sport. For example, a boxing match, a skating demonstration or a batting cage.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs and program books from eight of the annual Sports Celebrity Dinners held by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto.
Accession Number
2004-6-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains a report written by the Adult Council regarding decorum in the "Y" building.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence between David Andrews, executive director, and Gurston Allen, treasurer.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains executive correspondence, meeting minutes, speeches and reports from the annual meetings and receptions held between 1955 and 1959.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-[ca. 1992]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
67 photographs : col. ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains member correspondence and invitations to the annual meetings and receptions held between 1961 and 1969. There are also photographs taken at the annual meetings in 1988, [ca. 1989] and [ca. 1992]. The photographs show members of the Executive Committee at the podium as well as the general membership.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Scope and Content
This file contains the annual reports of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. for the years 1957-8 and 1958-9.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966, 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Scope and Content
This file contains a program book for the Children of Terezin and the Toronto Collects art exhbits held at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1965
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records related to the functioning of the Athletic Committee. This includes correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports and programming schedules. There are also some health bulletins produced by Bert Life, athletic director of the northern branch.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence from the Bathurst Community Club and one set of meeting minutes from the club's Citizens' Committee, in which David Andrews was in attendance.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between David Andrews and various representatives of B'nai Brith Youth Organization regarding the relationship between the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and the B'nai Brith.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between David Andrews and various representatives of Beth Tzedec Congregation and it's predecessor Goel Tzedec, as well as a Beth Tzedec bulletin.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Directors consisted of fifty-one elected members and two representatives each of the Adult and Young Adult Councils. They were elected annually at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s annual meetings by the general membership and Board of Governors.
The Board of Directors were in charge of internally electing their officers, which included the chairman of the board, president, first vice-president, second vice-president, third vice-president, secretary and treasurer. They also elected the Executive Committee, which consistsed of the abovementioned officers and fifteen directors, including all of the appointed standing committee chairmen.
The board had control of management over the activities of the "Y" and was responsible for approving the decisions made by the Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence between the various members of the Board of Directors and David Andrews.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1963
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Directors consisted of fifty-one elected members and two representatives each of the Adult and Young Adult Councils. They were elected annually at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s annual meetings by the general membership and Board of Governors.
The Board of Directors were in charge of internally electing their officers, which included the chairman of the board, president, first vice-president, second vice-president, third vice-president, secretary and treasurer. They also elected the Executive Committee, which consistsed of the abovementioned officers and fifteen directors, including all of the appointed standing committee chairmen.
The board had control of management over the activities of the "Y" and was responsible for approving the decisions made by the Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence between the various members of the Board of Directors regarding upcoming meetings, and meeting minutes, agendas and reports.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Governors was originally created as a management body of the trusts, endowments and building funds of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. They also served in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors in the formulation of new policies. It consisted of eighteen persons, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary of the board and fourteen people elected from the community to act as lay leadership.
In 1949, the mandate of the Board of Governors was revamped in anticipation of the large costs associated with building the new Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Approximately two hundred communal leaders were invited to become a member of the board and were charged an annual membership fee. This money was then used to help support programs, pay for building costs, or pay off bank loan interest or debts. In return, the Board of Governors received special voting rights and invitations to special events, such as the annual meetings, where they elected the fifty-one members that would make up the Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains Board of Governors lists, correspondence and membership cards.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
ca. 1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Governors was originally created as a management body of the trusts, endowments and building funds of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. They also served in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors in the formulation of new policies. It consisted of eighteen persons, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary of the board and fourteen people elected from the community to act as lay leadership.
In 1949, the mandate of the Board of Governors was revamped in anticipation of the large costs associated with building the new Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Approximately two hundred communal leaders were invited to become a member of the board and were charged an annual membership fee. This money was then used to help support programs, pay for building costs, or pay off bank loan interest or debts. In return, the Board of Governors received special voting rights and invitations to special events, such as the annual meetings, where they elected the fifty-one members that would make up the Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains the constitution and by-laws for the Board of Governors.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 Feb. 1953
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Governors was originally created as a management body of the trusts, endowments and building funds of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. They also served in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors in the formulation of new policies. It consisted of eighteen persons, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary of the board and fourteen people elected from the community to act as lay leadership.
In 1949, the mandate of the Board of Governors was revamped in anticipation of the large costs associated with building the new Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Approximately two hundred communal leaders were invited to become a member of the board and were charged an annual membership fee. This money was then used to help support programs, pay for building costs, or pay off bank loan interest or debts. In return, the Board of Governors received special voting rights and invitations to special events, such as the annual meetings, where they elected the fifty-one members that would make up the Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains Board of Governors membership lists, correspondence, invitations and a programme for the 1953 Board of Governors dinner.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 June 1955
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Governors was originally created as a management body of the trusts, endowments and building funds of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. They also served in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors in the formulation of new policies. It consisted of eighteen persons, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary of the board and fourteen people elected from the community to act as lay leadership.
In 1949, the mandate of the Board of Governors was revamped in anticipation of the large costs associated with building the new Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Approximately two hundred communal leaders were invited to become a member of the board and were charged an annual membership fee. This money was then used to help support programs, pay for building costs, or pay off bank loan interest or debts. In return, the Board of Governors received special voting rights and invitations to special events, such as the annual meetings, where they elected the fifty-one members that would make up the Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains Board of Governors membership lists, correspondence and an invitation to the 1955 Board of Governors dinner.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Governors was originally created as a management body of the trusts, endowments and building funds of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. They also served in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors in the formulation of new policies. It consisted of eighteen persons, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary of the board and fourteen people elected from the community to act as lay leadership.
In 1949, the mandate of the Board of Governors was revamped in anticipation of the large costs associated with building the new Bloor and Spadina Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. Approximately two hundred communal leaders were invited to become a member of the board and were charged an annual membership fee. This money was then used to help support programs, pay for building costs, or pay off bank loan interest or debts. In return, the Board of Governors received special voting rights and invitations to special events, such as the annual meetings, where they elected the fifty-one members that would make up the Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains lists of names of prospective members of the Board of Governors.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1954
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Board of Management was created in 1949 as a temporary governing body of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The Board of Management functioned for one year after the dedication of the new community centre in 1953 at Bloor and Spadina, at which point there was a large enough membership to elect its own officers. The board was then replaced with the Executive Committee.
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence regarding the creation and functioning of the Board of Management.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
19
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains a newclipping scrapbook and two photographs documenting Bob Hope's visit to Toronto as guest of honour at the founders dinner, launching the northern building fund campaign for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The photographs feature Bob Hope being kissed by twins in cowgirl costumes, alongside Alex Fisher and Sam Granatastein and Bob Hope receiving an honourary founders award from Alex Fisher and Sam Granatstein, while John Fienberg and Bob Hope's wife Dolores look on.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1962
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the years 1952-1962.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the years 1963-1964.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the year 1965.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the year 1965.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1970
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the years 1966-1970.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1975
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains the prepared budgets and budget requests from both the Spadina and the northern branches, for the years 1972-1975.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress and David Andrews, program material, meeting minutes and agendas and several newsletters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence between representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress and David Andrews, meeting minutes and agendas and program newsletters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Camp Fundale was a day camp for children between the ages of eight and thirteen. It was overseen by the Jewish Camp Council and operated out of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. at Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street.
Scope and Content
This file contains program material, counselor training material, an end of season report and correspondence relating to the operation of Camp Fundale.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1953-1960
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
21 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Camp Playtyme was a day camp for children aged six and seven. It was run by the Jewish Camp Council and operated out of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. at Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street.
Scope and Content
This file contains program material, counselor training material, membership reports, financial records, a parent's guide and photographs from 1953-4 of the children partaking in the various camp activities.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
30
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1953-1958
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Camp Winterland was a winter day camp for children aged six to ten, sponsored by the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. It ran through the Christmas holidays at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. at Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street.
Scope and Content
This file contains program material, reports, financial material and four photographs of children partaking in craft activities and eating lunch at Camp Winterland.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
31
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 drawing : detail ; 32 x 57 cm folded to 16 x 23 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence written to David Andrews from Michael Gelber, regarding the possible creation of a children's synagogue within the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building. There is also an accompanying detail drawing of the proposed ark and bimah.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains program agendas and correspondence from the Department of Health and Welfare to David Andrews regarding the civil defense forum held at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas and reports of the Club and Education Committee, later known as the Club Department Committee, or simply, the Club Committee. The file also contains some meeting minutes and agendas from the various sub-committees such as the Teenage Committee, the Junior Committee and the Program Planning Committee.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1955
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Combined Building Campaign. This includes correspondence, reports, a speakers handbook, pledge and donor lists, financial records, promotional material and a copy of the Builder newsletter.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains two combined building fund campaign books used for publicity purposes.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records related to the collection of the money pledged to the Combined Building Campaign. This includes correspondence and collection lists.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1955
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains various financial reports relating to the Combined Building Campaign. These include statements of collections, reports of payments and lists of outstanding pledges.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1964
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Youth Appeal was a fundraising arm of the United Jewish Appeal campaign that encompassed the many youth groups in the city. A staff person at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was appointed to coordinate the fundraising and educational efforts of the campaign, in consultation with UJA staff. Each organization conducted its own campaign and programs to meet its desired targets. The groups were divided into divisions, which elected representatives to the Combined Youth Appeal cabinet. The cabinet acted as a liaison between the Combined Youth Appeal and the United Jewish Appeal.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Combined Youth Appeal campaign. This includes meeting minutes and reports, correspondence and promotional material. There are also meeting minutes from groups within the Combined Youth Appeal structure, namely the sorority and fraternity division.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains textual material relating to a variety of Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. standing committees. This includes various committee lists and correspondence inviting members to join the committees.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Community Chest of Greater Toronto was the former name of the United Way of Greater Toronto. The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was a recipient of funding from the Community Chest, as well as the United Jewish Welfare Fund. Several executives of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. were also officers of the Community Chest, or members of their Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Community Chest of Greater Toronto and their association with the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. This includes correspondence between David Andrews and various representatives of the Community Chest, financial records, and budget allocation reports.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1956
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Community Chest of Greater Toronto was the former name of the United Way of Greater Toronto. The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was a recipient of funding from the Community Chest, as well as the United Jewish Welfare Fund. Several executives of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. were also officers of the Community Chest, or members of their Board of Directors.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Community Chest of Greater Toronto and their association with the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. This includes correspondence between David Andrews and representatives of the Community Chest, reports and conference material.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1955
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Community Service Group was a United Jewish Welfare Fund committee of individuals who were trained in an advisory capacity by UJWF and sent to Jewish agencies and organizations as committee observers or participants. Some members sat on the various Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. committees. The Jewish Camp Council offered the group the use of its camp B'nai Brith for its conferences.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Community Service Group of the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. Included is a conference itinerary, general correspondence and meeting minutes.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
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