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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
16 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm
1 p
Scope and Content
The file consists of a letter written by Karl Silberman, Special Representative for Projects at Keren Hayesod - United Israel Appeal to George Liban concerning Aliyah Project photographs. the file also includes 3 Aliyah Project photographs taken by David Harris, and a set of mounted and captioned photographs - numbered 23 to 33.
Name Access
Karl Silberman
George Liban
David Harris
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of George Liban standing in the Jerusalem Bazaar Pavillion at Toronto Caravaan 1973.
Name Access
George Liban
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the District Chairmen of the Zionist Organization of Canada. Featured in the photograph are: John Devor; Max Goody; and George Liban.
Name Access
John Devor
Max Goody
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Max Goody giving a speech Seated at the head table is George Liban.
Name Access
Max Goody
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 316
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the head table at a United Jewish Appeal fundraising event. Seated second to the left of the speaker is George Liban.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 84
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
84
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Julius Hayman giving a speech. At the table are George Liban and Irving Matlow.
Name Access
Julius Hayman
George Liban
Irving Matlow
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 319
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
319
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the head table of the Herzl Zion Club Charter Presentation. At the head table are Sol Granek; George Liban; and Robert Soren.
Name Access
Sol Granek
George Liban
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 329
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
329
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of the reception for the first Israeli naval vessel in Toronto Harbour. Included in the photographs are David Peters; Harry Zifkin and George Liban.
Name Access
David Peters
Harry Zifkin
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
125
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during a reception held for Ambassador Yaacov Herzog on 4 July 1963 and a reception for Ambassador Gershon Avner in 1964. Included in the photographs are Rabbi Plaut; Elizabeth Plaut; George Liban; Ben Keyfetz; Louis Lockshin; Yaacov Herzog and Shira Herzog.
Name Access
Gershon Avner
Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
Elizabeth Plaut
George Liban
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Louis Lockshin
Yaacov Herzog
Shira Herzog
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 8; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
8
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of George Liban during the 41st convention held in Israel.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 340
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
340
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of Phil Givens and George Liban at a fundraising dinner in Niagara Falls.
Name Access
Phil Givens
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 341
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
341
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of George Liban in North Bay.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs taken during the 21st conference held in St. Catharines. At the head table are: George Liban; Jack Pearstein; Shamai Degen; Lou Harris; Eddie Gelber; Chana Gelber; and Robert Soren.
Name Access
George Liban
Jack Pearstein
Shamai Degen
Lou Harris
Eddie Gelber
Chana Gelber
Robert Soren
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
149
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of George Liban; Manny Rotman; Mark Zimmerman and Morley Pape.
Name Access
George Liban
Manny Rotman
Mark Zimmerman
Morley Pape
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 288
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
288
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a presentation to Irving Matlow, out- going President, by George Liban and incoming President, Helen Smollack. The file also includes a group photograph of the Toronto Zionist Council members.
Name Access
Irving Matlow
George Liban
Helen Smollack
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs. # 1 to 3 are a photograph featuring from left to right: Leslie Frost; Mrs. Frost; Alan Grossman and David Peters. Photograph #4 features from left to right: Leslie Frost; Ithak ben Zvi; George Liban; and Alan Grossman. Photograph #5 features from left to right: David Peters; Alan Grossman; Leslie Frost; and George Liban.
Name Access
Leslie Frost
Mrs. Frost
Alan Grossman
David Peters
George Liban
Izhak ben Zvi
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 99
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
99
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of public relations photographs. Photograph #1, left to right: Harry Zifkin; Yaacov Herzog; J. Keiller Mackay; George Liban; Allan Grossman and David Peters. Photograph #2, left to right: Harry Zifkin; David Peters; Yaacov Herzog; Leslie Frost; Allan Grossman; and James Allen Photograph #3, left to right: Nathan Phillips and Yaacov Herzog. Photograph #4, left to right: Allan Grossman; David Peters; Yaacov Herzog; Nathan Phillips; Harry Zifkin; and George Liban.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
Harry Zifkin
Yaacov Herzog
J. Keiller Mackay
George Liban
David Peters
Leslie Frost
James Allen
Subjects
Diplomats--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 499
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
499
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950-1999
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the CJC Committee for Jewish Music Month in Kitchener, Ontario
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Music
Repro Restriction
Credit Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1896
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1896
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 21-23, 1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Royal York Hotel
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2344
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2344
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a listing of committee chairs, convention committee membership and a handwritten note from George Liban concerning conference letterhead.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of drafts of resolutions submitted to the 27th Conference, the approved resolutions, correspondence between committee members and a letter written by George Liban, Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of Canada to Hon. John Robarts, Prime Minister of Ontario. This letter is an expression of thanks for the government, leader of the opposition and leader of the New Democratic Party sponsoring the passage of a resolution in support of proposed federal legislation to prohibit and curb the promotion of hatred and hate literature.
Name Access
John Robarts
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between George Liban, Executive Director, and Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, list of key individuals in Central Division, and a list of public realtions meetings.
Name Access
Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 5-1; File 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Conventions series
Central Region conventions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
5-1
File
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between George Liban and members of the conference executive.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Mr. Zvi Avrami, General Manager of the King David Hotel and a subscription form for literature produced by the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
Name Access
George Liban
Zvi Avrami
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Maurice Berg and Dr George Liban.
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 112
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
112
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and The Canadian Chapter of the Israel Medical Association and a suggested indemnity of Directors.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 124
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
124
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Mr. Max Veron, Charge D'Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Canada, His Excellency Gershon Avner, and His Excellency Arieh Eshel, Ambassadors of the State of Israel in Canada.
Name Access
George Liban
Max Veron
Gershon Avner
Arieh Eshel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 129
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
129
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Mr. Abbi ben Ari, Assistant Director of the Israel Government Tourist Office in New York.
Name Access
George Liban
ben Ari, Abbi
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 136
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
136
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and offices of The Jewish Agency.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 138
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
138
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and The Jewish Agency offices in New York concerning educational materials and film strips.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 197
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
197
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Marvin Needelman concerning The Canadian Zionist, press releases, memoranda and news bulletins.
Name Access
George Liban
Marvin Needelman
Source
Archival Descriptions
Name
Montague Raisman
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
11 July 1982
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Montague Raisman
Number
AC 064
Subject
Nonprofit organizations
Human rights
Antisemitism
World War, 1939-1945
Interview Date
11 July 1982
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Jack Lipinsky
Total Running Time
064: 39 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Low sound quality
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Montague Raisman came to Canada from England in 1926. He was actively involved in B'nai Brith Toronto Lodge and held positions of office. He served as the Commanding Officer for the B'nai Brith Air Cadet Squadron in Toronto during the Second World War. He was instrumental in the formation of the Joint Public Relations Committee, a united Jewish voice in response to pro-Nazi activity.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Raisman, Montague
B'nai Brith
Lipinsky, Jack
Canadian Jewish Congress
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Montague describes the formation of the B'nai Brith Air Cadet Squadron during the Second World War. He discusses the recruitment and training of the officers and cadets. He explains how this squadron was instrumental in changing recruitment qualifications to allow entry of new immigrants and black cadets.

In this clip, Montague Raisman discusses the events leading up to an association between B

Name
Ben Kayfetz
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
March 4, 1984
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Ben Kayfetz
Number
AC 210
Subject
Antisemitism
Human rights
Law
Nonprofit organizations
Interview Date
March 4, 1984
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Phyllis Platnick
Total Running Time
46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Notes
Christie Pits riot at approximately minute 16:00
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Benjamin Gershon Kayfetz was born on December 24, 1916 in Toronto. He married Eva Silver and had two children. Ben graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939, with a B.A. in modern languages. He worked as a high school teacher in Huntsville and Niagara Falls between 1941 and 1943. In 1943, he joined the war effort, working for the Department of National Defense in Postal Censorship and was responsible for reviewing prisoner of war mail. After the war, Kayfetz traveled to British Occupied Germany where he worked as a censor of telecommunications with the Control Commission until 1947. Upon returning to Toronto, he was hired as the National Director of Community Relations by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), and as the Executive (National) Director of the Joint Community Relations Committee (JCRC), a CJC - B'nai B'rith cooperative organization. He also served as the Central Region Executive Director of the CJC between 1973 and 1978. He worked to develop anti-discrimination laws and for the protection of minority and religious rights. Kayfetz was also actively involved in promoting the welfare of Jewish Communities worldwide. He was awarded the Samuel Bronfman Medal by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1985 and the Order of Canada in 1986. In addition to his professional activities, Kayfetz wrote articles for various Jewish publications under both his own name and the pseudonym, Gershon B. Newman, and gave a weekly radio address on CHIN radio addressing various contemporary Jewish issues. He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish Historical Society (serving as its president), Canadian Jewish Historical Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle. Ben Kayfetz died in 2002.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Balmy Beach Swastika Club
Canadian Jewish Congress
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Geographic Access
Toronto
Kew Beach
Christie Pits
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
G:\Description\Oral Histories\AC 210, Ben Kayfetz\AC 210 notes.pdf
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz describes the skirmish between antisemitic and Jewish youths at Kew Beach in July 1933.

In this clip, Ben Kayfetz discusses the laws that restricted “Jews or other objectionable races” from purchasing, owning or renting properties in Toronto and summer resort areas. He describes the steps taken to change the law.

Name
Genya Intrator
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
November 26, 1990
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Genya Intrator
Number
AC 223
AC 224
Subject
Antisemitism
Women
Human rights
Interview Date
November 26, 1990
Quantity
2
Interviewer
Mindy A. Skapinker
AccessionNumber
1993-9-1
Total Running Time
AC 223A: 46 minutes AC 223B: 46 minutes AC 224A: 16 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Genya was born in Moscow and moved as a child to Palestine in the 1930's. She was a member of the Israeli underground and served in the Israeli army during the War of Independence. She played a central leadership role in the Soviet Jewry Movement in Canada. She founded "Women for Soviet Jewry" and served as chair of "National Soviet Jewry Committee". She helped with creation of the Toronto "Group of 35", a Soviet Jewry activist group. Genya had regular contact by phone with Soviet activists and relayed their information back to Israeli consuls. She was an advisor to B'nai Brith on Soviet Jewry. She started an Inter-religious Task Force for Soviet Jewry in Canada.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Intrator, Genya
Skapinker, Mindy A.
Canadian Jewish Congress
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Genya Intrator discusses the formation of the "Group of 35", a Soviet Jewry activist group.

In this clip, Genya Intrator describes how information about Soviet Jews was passed on to the Israeli consulate in New York who tracked all the data. She explains how she was appointed as a "secret agent" who would report information from her many phone calls to the Soviet Union.

Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and minutes.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
70
Material Format
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Date
1925-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
91 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 map : 46 x 65 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Posluns (1910-1994) was born in Toronto to Abraham Isaac Poslaniec (1870-1922) and Sheindel Saltzman (1872-1960). He had three brothers and three sisters: Joseph, Louis, Abe, Gertrude Miriam, Anne, and Sarah. His father Abraham established the family run clothing firm Superior Cloak Company in 1916. In 1934, it was bankrupted and closed after a lengthy strike. In 1936, Samuel opened his own business, Popular Cloak Company. In 1967, the Posluns family purchased Tip Top Tailors, in partnership with entrepreneur Jimmy Kay. A year later they incorporated their new venture under the name of Dylex as a holding company for the Tip Top chain of stores.
During the Second World War, Samuel Posluns served as a member of the Air Force reserves. After the war, he was elected president of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1947. That same year, in collaboration with the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labour Committee, Posluns helped lead the Tailor Project along with Max E. Enkin, which was aimed at helping Jewish displaced persons immigrate to Canada by securing them employment as tailors. A commited advocate for Jewish Education, Posluns also served as the first president and founding chair of the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) in 1949. He remained Honorary President for life and continued to attend meetings until health problems held back his participation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Posluns was also a founding board member of the North York General Hospital.
Samuel Posluns died in Toronto in 1994.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records related to the Posluns family and their clothing business, Popular Cloak Company. The records include correspondence, financial records, periodicals and newsletters, photographs, certificates and personal identification. The fonds also includes textual documents and photos documenting Samuel Posluns' involvement in the Tailor Project.
Name Access
Enkin, Max E.
Popular Cloak Company
Superior Cloak Company
Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Labour Committee
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Subjects
Clothing trade
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Immigrants--Canada
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Accession Number
1997-7/6
2004-5/79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Ellis I. Shapiro. The photograph is attached to the inside cover of a United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto annual President's report (1961). The UJWF annual meeting honoured Ellis I. Shapiro.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Shapiro, Ellis I.
Northwood Golf and Country Club
Primrose Club
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Camp Council of Toronto
YM-YWHA
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto
UJWF
United Jewish Appeal
Beth Tzedec Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 51 cm on mat 23 x 57 cm
Admin History/Bio
The first meeting of the Canadian Jewish Congress was held in Montreal from March 16-19, 1919. Their intended goal was to mobilize Canadian Jews and discuss the following issues: the community's self-image and future, national minority rights in Eastern Europe, the future of a Jewish national home in Palestine and the recognition of a Jewish nation by the League of Nations. This conference was followed in May of that year by several district conferences held in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg.
On January 26, 1919, a conference attended by 125 local organizations was held in the Baron de Hirsch Institute. The conference recognized the necessity for a Canadian Jewish Congress, and elected a committee of forty to arrange the first national CJC meeting. The committee divided Canada into three territorial districts: Montreal (Quebec), Toronto (Ontario), and Winnipeg (Western Canada), and each district was to arrange elections to send delegates.
Ontario sent a total of 65 delegates to the first national CJC meeting in March of 1919. 40 of these were from Toronto. Elections for the all the delegates took place on March 2, 1919. A large majority of Canadian Jews participated in these elections.
Across the country, 25,000 ballots were cast during the 1919 election. This indicated that a huge portion of the Canadian Jewish community was involved in the CJC, since the total Jewish population at that time was 125,000.
The first CJC Plenary Assembly, involving the group seen in this photo, was from March 16-19, 1919 (Purim), and the photo was taken on the 18th on the steps of the Baron de Hirsch building at 2040 Bleury St., but the actual meetings were held nearby at the Monument Nationale Theatre, which had a larger auditorium.
Scope and Content
The item is a panoramic photograph of the delegates who took part in the first Canadian Jewish Congress plenary session in Montreal. The photo was taken on March 18, 1919 on the steps of the Baron de Hirsch building on 2040 Bleury St., though the actual meetings were held nearby at the Monument Nationale Theatre, which had a larger auditorium.
Three members of the Goldstick family were elected delegates to this conference from Toronto: Maurice Goldstick, Betty Goldstick and Henry Dworkin. In turn, many prominent members of the Toronto community took part such as: M. Gelber (manufacturer), Ben Zion Hyman (book store owner and scholar), I. Matenko (teacher), Dr. Pollock (physician), Sam Factor (lawyer), and A. Cohen (lawyer).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Photograph is in good condition.
Related Material
A detailed account of the formation of the Canadian Jewish Congress can be found in A.D. Hart's "The Jew in Canada" (1926). An original ballot to elect Toronto's delegates to the meeting is located in accession 2004-5/162. Also, see the ZOC fonds, #27, for minutes documenting CJC from this time period. Finally, MG6E3 in the file cabinet contains 2 files documenting Maurice Goldstick and Betty's involvement in the CJC in 1919, and later Maurice and Dorothy's involvement in Congress during the 1930s. Some of the individuals have been identified in a photocopy of this item which is available in the accession records. A full delegates list can be found in Hart's "The Jew in Canada.".
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 1; File 637
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
1
File
637
Material Format
text
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 book : 138 p.
Custodial History
The book came to us from Pat Alpert and was removed from her fonds for integration into this one.
Notes
Canadian Jewish Congress--History
Canadian Jewish Congress--Ontario Region
Creator
Canadian Jewish Congress
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 6; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Hoffman family fonds
Community Activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
6
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1969
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max and Celia Hoffman were involved in many community activities including the synagogue and Jewish education. They raised funds on behalf of the community and also made financial contributions to a variety of Jewish organizations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, financial reports and programme books relating to educational, religious and fraternal organizations and institutions in Hamilton. Series also contains material from local events such as the dedication of Adas Israel synagogue and regional events such as the convention of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region. In addition, there are correspondence and a certificate from Yeshiva University in regards to a scholarship established by Max and Celia Hoffman. Other material includes a calendar published by the Hamilton chapter of B’Nai Brith and the Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Canadian Jewish Congress
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region
Central Fund for Traditional Institutions
Hamilton Talmud Torah
National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
Hamilton District Jewish Community Telephone Directory
Subjects
Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
Fonds
28-2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, invitations, member lists and minutes of meetings.
Name Access
Allan Small
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1993-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1993-11-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
Date
1943
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one postcard to the War Efforts Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, dated Nov. 2, 1943, signed David ?, RCAF, India Command, expressing thanks for receiving a message of cheer from Canada during the war.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Moscoe, Sydney
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Biluim sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Biluim sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between the Director of Camp Biluim and George Liban regarding his visit to the camp.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
44 records – page 1 of 1.

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