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Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
66
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1917-1939
Physical Description
49 cm of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Admin History/Bio
For many years prior to 1917 Toronto Jewish community leaders had recognized the need to centralize fund-raising for all local Jewish charities. The 1912 creation of the Associated Hebrew Charities was a partial improvement, but it proved unable to cope with the pre-war rapid growth in immigration, the effects of the 1916 economic recession, and the funding requirements of many still-unaffiliated agencies.. The positive experiences of newly established Jewish community federations in several American cities did, however, offer a better example for Toronto, where prominent Jewish leaders Edmund Scheuer, Abraham Cohen and Ida Seigel provided the leadership that finally did result in the establishment of a Toronto federation.
The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto was chartered as a charitable organization under the laws of Ontario in September 1917. Its central goal was to end the frequent, uncontrolled, and competitive fund soliciting by a wide range of individual Toronto Jewish philanthropic and social service institutions and instead substitute a single coordinated city-wide community fundraising effort. This would ensure adequate and accountable funding for all its affiliated organizations and agencies in Toronto.
Original affiliated agencies of the FJPT were: the Ladies Co-operative Board, the Jewish Orphans' Home, the Jewish Girls Club, the Junior Council of Jewish Women, the Hebrew Ladies Maternity Aid and Sewing Circle, the Hebrew Young Ladies Boot and Shoe Society, the Jewish Branch of the Big Brotherhood Movement, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Jewish Dispensary, and the Hebrew Burial Society.
The original officers were: President Edmund Scheuer, 1st Vice-President Joseph Singer, 2nd Vice-President Jay J. Allen, 3rd Vice-President Moses Gelber, 4th Vice-President Charles Draimin, Treasurer Eli Pullan, and Honorary Secretary Abraham Cohen. A Board of Trustees consisting of 45 members was also constituted, one-third of whose members were to be replaced each year.
Final decision powers of the Federation were originally vested in the Board, which met monthly and was responsible for funds distribution and the nomination of Officers of the Federation. The Board also had the power to change, by a two-third vote, any Federation by-laws, rules, or regulations. The President chaired all Board meetings and had, along with the Treasurer, signing authority for orders and cheques. In his absence, the President's responsibilities were transferred to the 1st, or other Vice-Presidents, in order. The Treasurer was responsible for receiving all donations and depositing them in the bank. He also had signing authority for disbursals.
A system of committees was also established in order to deal with individual issues such as annual meetings, fund-raising, budgets, day-to-day administration, and policy, constitutional and regulation changes. Recommendations from these committees were sent to an Executive Committee. When vetted, they were then forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final approval. By 1924, a new position of Executive Director was added to the list of officers in order to provide better management of the FJPT administration and to head up the Executive Committee. Also, by this time, six further agencies had become affiliated. These were: Mount Sinai Hospital, the Jewish Boys' and Girls' Camps, Jewish Big Sisters, the Family Welfare Bureau, the Federation Health Clinic and the Federation Employment Bureau.
The first office of the FJPT was at 206 Beverly St., but by 1924 it was headquartered at 218 Simcoe St. and by 1928 it had moved to 179 Beverley St., which was renamed "Scheuer House" after the FJPT's first president.
The 1929 onset of the Great Depression created unprecedented and ever-growing service and monetary demands on the FJPT. Unable to cope, a major change was urgently required. In 1938 the FJPT was thus absorbed into a new and larger organization with an expanded mission and reorganized fund-raising operations, the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Although the FJPT was absorbed into the UJWF in 1938, meetings of the FJPT Board of Management (responsible for funds redistribution to the FJPT's affiliated agencies) continued to January, 1939 when these responsibilities were finally transferred to the UJWF.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the incorporation, public reporting, planning, financial, administration and operational records of the FJPT. Included are: the incorporation certificate, committee meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, budgets, annual reports and special reports. FJPT operational records document fund-raising, fund re-distribution and ongoing dialogues with member agencies. Records of specialized, short-lived committees document specific subjects such as salaries, a new community centre, funding of camps, and policies concerning the future of the organization are also included.
Series within this fonds are; 1. Incorporation, 2. Annual Meetings, 3. Annual Reports, 4. Board of Trustees, 5. Constitution Committee, 6. Executive Committee, 7. Budget Committee, 8. Sub-Committee Studying Salaries, 9. Policy Study Committee, 10. Fund-raising Campaign, 11. Federation and Camp Representative Group, 12. Committee on the Community Centre, and 13. Board of Management.
Related Material
For records of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, successor to the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, see Fonds 67.
Creator
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (1917-1939)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual, Special and General Meeting minutes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual, Special and General Meeting minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918-1922, 1935-1936
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Under the original articles of the FJPT, an annual meeting was to be held in March or April each year, commencing with 1918. The main business of such meetings was the submission of a full report on the previous year's activities, and also to hold the election of a new group of 15 Trustees to replace those 15 which were retiring. Forty members were necessary to constitute a quorum of annual meetings.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the minutes of the annual meetings of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies from 1918 to 1920 and for the 1935-1936 year. Also included are minutes of a special meeting in 1935 and general meetings in 1918 and 1922.
Related Material
See Fonds 67, Series 1 for minutes of the annual meetings of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1929
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
From the beginning of its operation, the FJPT distributed an annual report. Although originally titled an "Annual Statement", it was meant to inform the community about its funding activities and organizational changes resulting from its annual meeting. Its central component, the alphabetical donor lists, was however seen by Toronto Jewish residents as a way of publicly lauding the generosity of donors while by implication shaming those community residents who were not contributing.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the published annual reports of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Only four of these publications are still extant; 1917-1918, 1918-1919, 1924-1925, and 1929. Reports contain lists of officers, managers and trustees as well as the names and descriptions of affiliated organizations receiving funds. Information about new by-laws, rules and internal organizational changes are also found here. The largest component of each report was always an alphabetical list of individual and corporate donors, showing how much each contributed.
Of special note are the descriptions of the various charitable organizations supported by the FJPT. Reports from some, but not all, years also contain donor addresses. In several cases these annual reports may be the sole source for information about these early Jewish community charities.
Related Material
See fonds 67, Series 2 for Annual Reports of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, successor to the FJPT.
Arrangement
The files are arranged in chronological order.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1918?]-1936
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The original FJPT Board of Trustees membership was set at 45, with 15 serving at a time and a 15 being replaced annually. With the passage of time, and especially after 1929, new Board members became harder to find, while remaining members rarely attended the occasional scheduled meetings. By the early 1930's finding a quorum became virtually impossible and a 12 member Board of Management reporting to the Executive Committee was constituted to assume the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees. A small nominating sub-committee was utilized to select members of the Board of Trustees.
Scope and Content
Series consists of two sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains minutes, correspondence and reports of meeting of the Board from 1919 to 1925. Sub-series 2 contains Minutes of the Nominations Sub-committee of the Board from 1935 and 1936.
Related Material
For records of meetings of the FJPT Board of Management, see Fonds 66, Series 1.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Meeting minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Trustees series
Meeting minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
66
Series
4-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1918?]-1925
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of the minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Some files may also include related correspondence and reports. Of special note is a report in file 2 detailing the response of the Toronto Jewish Community to the "Jewish needy" made sick by the deadly 1919-1920 influenza epidemic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Constitution Committee was established in the Spring of 1935 to attempt a revision the FJPT constitution by making it provide a more business-like and efficient environment for Board members. This, it was hoped, would attract greater membership support from the community and also improve the relationship between the FJPT and its membership agencies. The Committee was chaired by Mr. H.G. Goodman and, in meetings in April, 1935 devised a newly-revised version of the constitution to deal with these issues.
Scope and Content
Series consists of two files; Meeting Minutes, and New Constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
3-11 April 1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of meetings of the Constitution Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Executive Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Executive Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918-1924
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Executive Committee of the FJPT was the original management team responsible for the ongoing operations of the organization. It consisted of the officers of the FJPT; the Honorary President, the President (who acted as Committee Chair), all four Vice-Presidents, the Treasurer, the Honorary Secretary, and the Executive Director. Regular meetings were held monthly, but occasional special meetings were sometimes called to deal with emergencies or special events. All of its policy and procedures recommendations were passed to the Board of Trustees for final approval. Edmund Scheuer was its first Chair and remained on the Committee as Honorary President throughout the 1920s.
Although this committee was established in 1918 and existed until at least 1934, no meeting minutes remain from the years between 1924 and 1937.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes of the Executive Committee of the FJPT.
Related Material
See Fonds 67, Series 5 for records of the Executive Committee of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Executive Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Executive Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
66
Series
6-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918-1924
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee of the FJPT.
Related Material
For meeting minutes records of the successor organization, see Fonds 67, Series 5-1, meeting minutes of the Executive Committee of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the final version of a new constitution for the FJPT.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Sub-committee studying salaries series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Sub-committee studying salaries series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 April-1 Sept. 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
This sub-committee was created by, and its members appointed by, the Board of Management of the FJPT to study existing salaries of employees of member agencies and to recommend a standard scale for their positions. Mr. M. G. Cohen acted as Chair, and after meetings in April, May, July and September, the sub-committee produced and implemented a new schedule.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file, the minutes of meetings of the Sub-committee studying salaries. A copy of the new schedule of salaries is included.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Sub-committee studying salaries
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Sub-committee studying salaries
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 April-1 Sept.1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of meetings of the Sub-committee Studying Salaries. Included is a copy of the newly-recommended scale of salaries.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Policy Study Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Policy Study Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Policy Study Committee was established in January, 1937 to examine five major issues: the relationship of the FJPT to public welfare programs, FJPT financial and budgeting policies, the potential inclusion of the FJPT in a proposed Toronto Community Chest, the coordination of case work and relief activities, and solving relationship issues between FJPT case work and recreational agencies. Mr. H. M. Samuel was committee chairman.
A temporary sub-committee was struck to examine the issue of coordinating case work agencies. It met in February, 1937 and reported back to the main committee in March, 1937. This appears to be the only issue that did result in specific recommendations by this committee.
The 1938 creation of the UJWF made the further existence of this FJPT committee unnecessary.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file, the minutes of meetings of the Policy Study Committee. Included within the file are the minutes from the temporary sub-committee and its report to the main committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Policy Study Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 9; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Policy Study Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
9
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes of meetings of the committee, including minutes of the only meeting of a sub-committee and its reports to the main committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Admin History/Bio
Although originally referred to as "contributions from subscribers", by the 1920s the annual fund-raising campaign efforts of the FJPT were simply referred to as "Campaign". Beginning in 1917 with a collection of $25,000.00 used to support a group of eleven affiliated charitable organizations, early campaigns relied on face-to-face solicitations, door-to-door collections, and mailed instalments for most of the FJPT income.
By 1924, collections had risen to over $70,000.00 from more than 1,600 donors. Three more "affiliated" agencies could be supported. By 1929 donations had surpassed $140,000.00, but thereafter declined dramatically by almost 50% as the Great Depression reduced wages and employment while multiplying need. At the same time, collections fell dramatically when many donors became unable to fulfill their pledges. Campaign results were thus woefully inadequate to fund the traditional social service organizations while now competing with the campaigns of newer organizations such as the CJC, the Palestine Appeal, and Toronto's impoverished Jewish educational institutions.
In 1938 the FJPT was supplanted by the United Jewish Welfare Fund. This successor organization was created with an expanded mandate to improve and re-unify fund-raising within Toronto's Jewish Community. Its success would underwrite the following half-century of expansion of Toronto's Jewish community facilities and programs.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one sub-series containing reports documenting the 1934 and 1935 fund-raising campaigns of the FJPT. Series also contains one wooden ruler promoting the 1931 FJPT fund-raising campaign.
Notes
Although the organization was created in 1917, the only remaining documentation on FJPT campaigns from 1917 through 1933 is that found in the Annual Reports of 1917, 1924-25 and 1929.
Related Material
For records documenting the fund-raising campaigns by the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1938 onwards see See Fonds 67, Series17.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Fund-raising campaign series
Reports sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Fund-raising campaign series
Reports sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
66
Series
10-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1935
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of reports and copies of newspaper clippings about annual fund-raising campaigns. Also here is a 6 inch wooden ruler used to promote the 1931 FJPT fund-raising campaign.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Federation and Camp Representatives Group series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Federation and Camp Representatives Group series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Representatives from the three Jewish camps met in 1935 and 1936 with FJPT staff to evaluate the financial needs of the camps and determine the extent of funding available to them from Federation. Formal planned meetings between the representatives appear to have occurred only during these two years.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file of meeting minutes.
Related Material
Final FJPT financial support levels of these camps are documented within Fonds 66, Sub-series 7-2, Annual Budgets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Federation and Camp Representatives Group series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 11; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Federation and Camp Representatives Group series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
11
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the minutes of meetings between the Federation officials and the representatives from Camp B'Nai B'rith, the Jewish Girls Camp, and the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 June 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
This very-short-lived committee was created to review plans for the future re-organization of the responsibilities of the Jewish Community Centre (YMHA) in providing social services by the Jewish Welfare Board.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file of the committee meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 12; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
12
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 June 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes of a meeting of the Committee on a Community Centre Project.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 13-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
13-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
21 Jan.- 9 Dec. 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes of meetings of the.FJPT Board of Management.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1939
Physical Description
14 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Budget Committee was formed in 1934 based on a recommendation by the Executive Committee and adopted by the FJPT Board of Trustees in Janaury, 1934. It appears to have been created to deal with the ongoing financial crisis of the FJPT caused by the expanded service demands and vastly reduced collections resulting from the economic collapse caused by the Great Depression. Its mandate was to examine in detail the proposed budgets of its affiliated organizations in order to identify whether adequate value was received in relation to the funds expended and furthermore to evaluate the relative importance of the benefits each affiliate delivered.
Although the FJPT was absorbed into the UJWF in 1938, memos specifying details of internal organization and pay scales continued until January, 1939 when separate FJPT bank accounts and bookkeeping were eliminated and all such responsibilities came under the Budget and Finance Committee of the UJWF.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting minutes of, and annual budgets prepared by, the Budget Committee. Included within are the budgets of member agencies financed by the FJPT.
Related Material
For records created by this committee's successor organization, see Fonds 67, Series 7, the records of the Budget and Finance Committee of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Meeting minutes and Memoranda sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Meeting minutes and Memoranda sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
66
Series
7-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1939
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of minutes of meetings of the Budget Committee from 1933 to 1936. Included are the budgets of member agencies financed by the FJPT. These records document the work of the committee which, because of the FJPT's diminished collections, was forced to limit the budgets of affiliated agencies during the Great Depression. Also included is one file of committee memoranda.
Related Material
For meeting minutes of this committee's successor organization, see Fonds 67, Sub-series 7-1, minutes of meetings of the Budget and Finance Committee of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Annual budgets sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Budget Committee series
Annual budgets sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
66
Series
7-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1938
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of annual budgets prepared by the Budget Committee of the FJPT. These documents contain the final detailed budgets of both the FJPT and its affiliated organizations and thus the final outcomes of the financial issues debated in the meetings of the committee and maintained within Fonds 66, Sub-series 7-1.
Related Material
For minutes of the Budget Committee of the FJPT see Fonds 66, Sub-series 14-1.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
67
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-1991, predominant 1938-1976
Physical Description
10 m of textual records
5541 photographs, 25 x 20 cm and smaller, and other media
Admin History/Bio
The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto was incorporated in Ontario in March 1917 to coordinate the fundraising activities of Jewish charitable, philanthropic, and social service agencies in Toronto. In 1918, ten separate agencies were funded by the FJPT. By 1937, fourteen agencies were funded. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the development of several newer Jewish aid, education and medical care organizations created both increased need for resources and growing competition for ever-more scarce dollars. Within a very few years this funding crisis forced a major review of the organization.
During 1936 a series of special meetings of leading individuals were held to examine the income and expenditures of all Toronto Jewish agencies and also to speculate about the need for a new Toronto Jewish "Community Chest" as the sole fund-raising organization for a federation of all Jewish agencies including the FJPT. In 1938, the new United Jewish Welfare Fund was formally constituted. Added to the FJPT's previous list of Toronto client agencies in 1938 were: the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Hebrew National Association, the Jewish Immigrant Aid Association, the Mizrachi Society, the Toronto Free Loan Association, the Geverkshaften, and Old Folks Home, and the United Palestine Appeal, raising the total number of agencies to 22.
When the State of Israel was established in 1948, the UJWF's annual fundraising campaign was combined with the CJC's United Palestine appeal to form a new, combined campaign named the United Jewish Appeal (UJA). In 1967, the UJA name was legally changed to the United Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Toronto.
In mid-1976, the organization's public name was changed to the Toronto Jewish Congress. Although initially thought of as a merger between the UJWF and the CJC, the actual result was the expansion of the UJWF responsibilities to include local education and welfare services previously shared with the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region. The UJWF, however, remained the legal senior entity.
In 1991 the public name was again changed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and in 1999, to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. By this date, over 30 beneficiary and affiliated agencies, 49 affiliated schools and five Federation departments were fully or partly funded by the UJA Federation.
In June, 2010, the organization altered its legal structure, with the senior legal entity becoming the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 25 series: Annual Meetings, Annual Reports, Board of Directors, Constitution Committee, Executive Committee, Officers Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Administration Committee, Social Planning Committee, Committee on Capital Needs and Planning, Central Committee on Scholarships in Aid, Joint Committee of the BJE and UJWF Study on Jewish Education, Nominations Committee, Pension Fund Committee, Coordinating Committee, Special Ad Hoc and Temporary Committees, Annual Campaign, Client Agencies, Joint Committee of the CJC and the UJWF, Committee on Community Organization, Sub-Committee on Construction and Administration of Community Schools, Joint Committee on Fundraising, Personnel Committee, Community Leadership Development Council, and Israel at Fifty Community Celebration.
Over 4500 photographs and a variety of other media are managed within Series 17, Campaign records.
Notes
For exact details about the contents of individual series and sub-series, please review their scope and contents notes.
Name Access
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto
United Jewish Appeal
Toronto Jewish Congress
Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Subjects
Charities
Fund raising
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For records of the predecessor of the UJWF, see Fonds 66, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds.
Further detailed documentation of the proposed merger between the UJWF and the CJC (creation of the TJC) may be found in Fonds 67, Sub-sub-series 5-5-1, Files 171 and 221.
Further documentation on the United Jewish Welfare Fund may be found within Fonds 9, Series 7, records of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society.
For further detailed records of a key community leader's involvement with the UJWF see Accession 1982-8-8, the records of Samuel Godfrey, 1943-1972.
Creator
United Jewish Welfare Fund (1938-)
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording
Date
1939-2008
Physical Description
27 cm of textual records
990 photographs (338 negatives, 489 jpgs)
13 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
United Jewish Welfare Fund's annual general meeting is the annual gathering of general delegates and members of the UJA Federation Council. In general, the Annual Meeting is adjourned after the introductory speeches, then the Council convenes for its meeting, adjourns and the Annual Meeting is re-convened. The Council is made up of delegates representing synagogues, agencies, schools, communal organizations, societies and landsmenshaften of the Toronto community. It is responsible for electing the Federation President, Governors and directors of UJA Federation, as well as appointing auditors, introducing and approving the by-laws of UJA Federation/UJWF. Until 2005, the AGM included the presentation of the Shem Tov volunteer recognition awards, the Leadership Development Awards, the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit for outstanding volunteer contributions, and beginning in 1997, the Phil Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence. The AGM was usually followed by a reception.
Starting in 1975, when the merger of CJC's Central Region and UJWF was initiated, there continued to be multiple annual meetings for the organizations that today are encompassed by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In the second half of the 1970s, during the interim period before the adoption of a constitution for the new Toronto Jewish Congress, CJC and UJWF, though they began to have joint meetings and programs, continued to operate separately with separate executives. Once the establishment of TJC was finalized, UJWF "ceas[ed] to exist as a functional community organization" but remained as a "wholly owned subsidiary" of TJC. UJWF remained a legal entity and a partner in the United Jewish Appeal campaign, and was separate insofar as it produced its own financial reports and held its own annual meetings. Similarly, the UJA, as a program of UJWF, held its own annual meetings.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting agendas, minutes, programmes, speeches, delegate and nominee lists, correspondence and audio recordings of annual meetings of the United Jewish Welfare Fund/Toronto Jewish Congress/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto/UJA Federation from 1939 to 2009, and photographs from annual meetings and awards receptions from 1978 to 2004.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 2 for minutes of the annual meetings of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
See Series 2 for the Annual Reports of UJWF, produced each year in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
2005-2-10
1993-6-3
1994-5-1
2002-10-63
2009-7-10
1996-2-1
2000-5-5
2009-12-10
2009-9-9
2010-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1992
Physical Description
34 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the published annual reports of the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1938 to 2007. Aside from the 1944 report, there is a complete run from 1938 to 1966. Missing editions from later years are from the periods 1967 to 1972, 1975 to 1978, and 1992 to 2003.
Although all records in this series were created by the United Jewish Welfare Fund, from 1948 onwards the titles of individual volumes display the name of the fund-raising appeal portion of the UJWF. Thus the title reference is to the United Jewish Appeal from 1948 to 1975, to the Toronto Jewish Congress form 1976 to 2000, and to the United Jewish Appeal Federation from 2000 to 2008.
Many individual annual reports include:an "Honour Roll" of contributors, a list of all UJWF officers and executives, detailed list of all those involved in the annual fund-raising campaign, a statement of annual revenues and expenditures, and a schedule of grants to all recipient agencies. Most also include brief descriptions of the missions and accomplishments of the recipient organizations.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 3 for the annual reports of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
See Fonds 67, Series 1 for records of the Annual Meetings of the UJWF that created much of the content for the Annual Reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1918
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the first published Annual Report of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Included within are the by-laws of this new organization, as well as a list of its trustees, officers and affiliated organizations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the eighth Annual Report of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the thirteenth Annual Report of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
Related Material
Records of the Annual Reports of the United Jewish Welfare Fund may be found in Fonds 67, Series 2.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the first annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the second annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1940 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1941 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1942 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1943 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1945 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1946 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1947 annual report of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1948 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1949 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1950 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1951 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1952-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1952-1953 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
UJA Picture News, Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1954-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1956 annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a brief 1955 annual report and President's Message of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund). The centre pages from 5-9 are missing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
UJA Picture News, 1956 Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1956-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
UJA Picture News 1956-57 Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1956-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
UJA Picture News 1957 and 1958 Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1957-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund). Also included is a 1958-1959 Annual Campaign report of the Ontario Regional Communities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
UJA Picture News 1958 and 1959 Special Edition and Year Book
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the annual report of the United Jewish Appeal of Toronto, (United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Source
Archival Descriptions
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