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Accession Number
2012-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created by the office of the president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto (UJA Federation of Greater Toronto).
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information on this material. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-10-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three photographs of the exterior of the Lipa Green building from the parking lot, and two photographs of the Lipa Green building at the Bathurst St. entrance. A Nazi ensignia and the words PLO IRAQ and PLO have been spraypainted on the exterior brick. The photos of the Bathurst St. entrance were taken on 21 Jan. 1991.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these photographs. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Architecture
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 34 x 28 cm
Date
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two portraits of past presidents of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included is a portrait of M. Brown and Jacob Lowy.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Portraits
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1998-2007
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material relating to Barbara Barak's position dealing with Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto, including two planning resources from the Latner Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage, a UJA project proposal application for software and website development, and a Jewish community resource guide and flyers for Jewish education, childcare programs and community services.
Custodial History
These records were in the possession of Barbara Barak, senior coordinator for JIS.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 1.3 metres of textual records
Date
1975, [ca. 1996]-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual material documenting the governance and activities of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included are records of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, the Investment Committee and the Bequest and Endowment Fund as well as other material relating to Israel @ 50, Mission '98, Mission 3000, the Tomorrow Campaign, and Jewish Education. Records include meeting agendas and minutes, annual budgets for UJA Federation, AGM invitations, AGM programs, UJA Federation annual reports, by-laws, constitutions, manuals, flyers, travel itineraties, reports on Jewish education and reports relating to the Lebovic Campus and BJCC Tomorrow Campaign projects. Of note is a 1975 UJWF study on Jewish Education.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Descriptive Notes
USE CONDITIONS NOTE: UJA Federation records are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 CDs (graphic material)
1 DVD (graphic material)
Date
2008-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the "Israel at 60 mission", the 2008 "Prime Minister's mission" in Israel, a film by Haim Hecht called "One flight for us", photographs from the UJA Atari luncheon in 2008, photographs and a draft schedule from the Women's Philanthropy Atarah Mission to Cuba in 2009, photographs from UJA women's philanthropy event on April 15, 2010, and photographs from the LOJE Tea event on June 16, 2011.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-5
Material Format
textual record
philatelic record
Physical Description
ca. 16 cm of textual records
1 stamp
Date
1962, 2008-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the fundraising and planning activities for the Reena Community Residence on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. Records include meeting minutes, marketing materials, correspondence, event invitations and a grant application submitted to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Also included are records documenting the opening ceremonies for the residence, including invitations, newspaper clippings, and programs. Finally, accession includes one Israeli stamp that was issued to celebrate 25 years of UJA in 1962.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Reena (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1998-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Jewish community services directory, created by Jewish Information Service.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-8
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
11 architectural drawings : col.
Date
1997-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material from the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto executive committee regarding meetings and retreats, an annual report from 2006/2007, and a budget report from 2007/2008. Accession also consists of other brochures and folders containing information related to the Jewish Toronto Tomorrow campaign, including information about the Downtown Jewish Day School, a "live generously" brochure, a brochure from the 2008 Words & Deeds leadership award dinner, and "York Region campus conceptual master plan" from 2008. Also included is an organization plan for 750 Spadina Avenue from 1997, proposed architectural drawings for Sherman campus from December 2011, as well as a report presented to the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish advocacy in 2006.
Custodial History
Records were transferred to the archives by Ted Sokolsky, President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1997-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of UJA Federation's resource materials guide for the 1998 Campaign leadership retreat from July 23, 1997, and a UJA Annual Campaign booklet from 2011.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-10
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 presentation piece : 50 x 42 cm
Date
[ca. 1982]-[ca. 1983]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one folder of textual records related to the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and one presentation piece in the form of a framed photograph of Hilda Naiman complete with a commemorative plaque.
Custodial History
Records came via Shelly Rotman, Adminstrative Assistant with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Administrative History
Hilda Naiman was the former Executive Secretary of Toronto Jewish Congress when they were located on Beverley Street in Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Haiman, Hilda
Toronto Jewish Congress
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 cm of textual records
Date
1996-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material related to UJA of Greater Toronto's campaign, including canvassing training manuals 2011-2013, a document from 1999 regarding donor consultation explaining cases for giving, campaign information 2000/2001, 2003-2006, 2009, as well as "Vision 2001" and "A new vision 2009-2014 strategic plan" materials. Accession also contains the Jewish Toronto annual report 2010/2011, JIAS Toronto and National financial statements from 1999, a UJA Federation community report 2001-2002, minutes and memos from campaign meetings, including that of the executive committee meetings from 1996 and January 1997. As well, the accession contains material relating to Canada Israel Experience, with Birthright information from 2000, and the related CEO reports from 2004 and 2008. There is also a Lebovic campus brochure from 2012, a JF&CS report dated January 2001, and materials related to the Jewish Poverty Action Group, 2007, the poverty initiative, 2003, and a strategy to combat poverty, 2008, as well as material related to the "Hope for tomorrow symposium" from 2003.
Custodial History
Records came to the Archives via Ed Segalowitz, Director of Special Projects with the Centre for Jewish Education, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-14
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
100 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
Date
[ca. 1980]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 100 slides documenting UJA Federation employees and the work space at the 150 Beverley Street location and a couple slides showing the construction of the Lipa Green building.
Custodial History
Negatives were found stored in tribute card work space cabinets.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Architecture
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-3
Material Format
textual record
moving images
sound recording
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
19 DVDs
11 audio cassettes
Date
2001-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting The Joshua Institute for Jewish Communal Leadership initiative of UJA Federation, material related to Sherman Campus/Central Square/Tomorrow Campaign, Itanu Toronto Community Inclusion Awards 2008-2011, vision interviews for Sherman Campus 2001, and records related to UJA's community planning and programming.
Custodial History
Transferred by Robin Gofine, VP of Strategic Community Planning & Engagement.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-2
Material Format
graphic material
moving images
textual record
Physical Description
22 photographs : col. (album)
8 cm of textual records
1 DVD
Date
1998-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Schwartz/Reisman Centre and the MNJCC planning and programs from the 2000s, as well as photographs from Israel at 50, a DVD titled SRC Presentation Lebovic Campus, and J.Roots and J.Wave material and newsletters.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-7
Material Format
architectural drawing
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings
2 mini DV cassettes
1 folder of textual records
Date
2007-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 2 mini DV cassettes dated Nov. 26, 2007 from the UJA Annual General Meeting and material from the board of directors meetings and nominations 2008-2009. Also included are architectural plans for Sherman Campus.
Custodial History
Records were transfered to the Archives by Jeff Springer, Senior VP of Corporate Affairs, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Date
1973-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of UJA Federation budget materials from 2010 to 2012, AGM materials 2003-2005, Who's Who @ UJA Federation 2008, canvasser training manual 2013, collective bargaining agreements for 1987-1989, 1991-1993, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002-2004, 2004-2007, 2007-2010, and a United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto 1973 pamphlet.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-8
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
55 photographs : col.
10 cm of textual records
1 VHS
1 CD
1 DVD
1 medal
Date
1975-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs from the Israel at 50 event, canvasser training materials from 2011, Joshua Institute records 2011-2012, the "Jewish campus life task force report" of April 24, 2009, a booklet of plans in the project proposal for upgrading Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat (ca. 2013), campaign donor list from 1975, UJA Federation annual meeting "toward tomorrow" booklet from October 29, 2001, 2007-2008 UJA budget records, and an organizational chart for Foundation. Also included is a VHS tape "The Mission: Under the wing of God and the Shadow of Amalek" by Dubi Arie, DVD of "Becoming a witness: The march of the living interfaith experience" (2005), CD with photographs from the UIA of Canada visit to Israel in August 2006, and a medal from the UJA Federation Fun Run of 2000.
Custodial History
Records were transferred to the archives by Ted Sokolsky, President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-2-5
Material Format
architectural drawing
Physical Description
104 architectural drawings : some reproductions
9 architectural drawings : blueprints
Date
1975-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of architectural drawings for the Lipa Green building, Koffler Centre, and the Leah Posluns Theatre under the Y.M.H.A. Completion Program (Toronto).
Custodial History
Records were transferred to the Archives by Andrea Gaichuk of the Construction and Development Office, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1988-1993
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting staff meetings and retreats of UJA Federation's Community Planning and Allocations. Included are agendas, reports and correspondence.
Custodial History
Ed Segalowitz found these records in his office and transferred them to the OJA.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
ca. 30 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1996-2010, predominant 2004-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual, graphic and audio-visual material created and accumulated by UJA Federation's Creative Department. Included are DVDs and VHS tapes containing annual campaign videos, tommorrow campaign videos and footage, as well as footage of other events, such as an Israel Emergency Campaign event. Also included is a binder of CDs containing photos of various events, such as, Walk with Israel, Book of Life, Holocaust Education Week, Annual General Meetings and Major Gifts events. There are also binders containing invitations, flyers and other promotional material for a variety of events related to campaign, the Israel Emergency Campaign, leadership development, Impact Toronto and the Walk with Israel. Finally, accession also includes one binder of meeting minutes for UJA Federation's Pension Plan Committee (2005-2010).
Custodial History
Material was located in the Creative Department and transferred to the OJA during the department's move to another office.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 40 DVDs, ca. 30 CDs, and ca. 8 videocassettes (VHS)
Use Conditions note: UJA Federation records are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records
Date
1956-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto related to the Tomorrow Campaign as well as the legal and corporate operations departments. Included are JAA Integrated Development Steering Committee records (2001-2004); the Vaughan Campus Strategic Plan (2003); Lebovic Campus Steering Committee meeting minutes and correspondence (2006); records related to the legal department's involvement in the Truth, Light and Freedom: Iran Exposed event (2006); Miles Nadal JCC Construction Committee records (2002-2003); governance documents for the UIA, CIJA, CIC, CJC and the NJCL; as well as legal documents and meeting minutes for the Tent City Association, which ran a camp in Innisfil Ontario for the children of cottagers on Lake Simcoe (1956-1990s).
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Descriptive Notes
Use Conditions note: UJA Federation records are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Outdoor recreation
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Tent City Association
Places
Toronto
Innisfil, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records
Date
1968-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the general financial ledgers for the United Jewish Appeal (1975-1978, 1980-1982); the United Jewish Welfare Fund (1975-1980, 1984-1985); the Toronto Jewish Congress (1980-1985); the Bequest and Endowment Fund (1968-1985); and the Toronto Hebrew Memorial Park (1983-1985).
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Descriptive Notes
Use Conditions note: Some of the ledgers contain payroll information. This information is closed until 30 years after death of the individual documented.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Toronto Jewish Congress
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto Hebrew Memorial Park
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-13
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records
3 VHS tapes
Date
2000-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of demographic records and those documenting the community planning and allocations process of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included are Agency Relations Committee meeting minutes, reports and correspondence; Jewish Community Employment initiative records; budgetary documents, agency allocation submissions and proposals; funded projects and successful allocations records; census data and reports; records related to UJA Federation's housing program, Orthodox outreach program and Centre Square Seniors Centre program; a few Jewish Foundation newsletters as well as a report on the evaluation of the Supplemental Financial Assistance Program offered by Jewish Family and Child.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Kim Smiley, Vice President of Community Capacity Building, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Descriptive Notes
Use conditions note: UJA Federation records are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-5-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records
8 architectural drawings
2 CDs
Date
1960-2011, predominant 2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of architectural drawings for the construction of the Northern YM-YWHA at 4600 Bathurst Street (1960) as well as floor plans for the proposed re-development of the site in 1999. Also included are submissions for the competition to design and build the Jewish War Veterans of Canada memorial at the Sherman Campus (2011).
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Architecture
Charities
Veterans--Canada
Name Access
Young Men's Hebrew Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Bathurst Jewish Community Centre
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.6 m of textual records
Date
[ca. 1992]-[ca. 2010]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records created and accumulated by Allan Reitzes and Ed Segalowitz as part of thier work at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included are reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial records documenting a wide range of UJA Federation committees and projects, including: Past Chairman's Committee, Executive Committee, Community Services and Planning Committee, Social Planning Committee, Governance Committee, Israel @ 50, CIJA, Pension Committee, and the House Committee. Also included are records doucmenting UJA Federation's relationship with the United Israel Appeal of Canada, including reports, meeting minutes, and budgets.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-6-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Date
1997-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement with UJA Federation's Cultural Services Planning and Allocation Committee, Cultural Planning and Allocation, and the development of cultural policy. Also included is a program book and silent auction catalogue for an exhibit held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Arts
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date
1988-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting Cyrel Troster's Jewish communal involvement, particularly with cultural planning for UJA Federation. Included are event inviations, program books, brochures, a postcard, meeting minutes, reports, and flyers. Records relate to the following agencies and projects: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Tomorrow Campaign, Anshei Minsk Synagogue, Holy Blossom Temple, Shareeh Haim Synagogue, the Jewish Museum in Toronto, reports on Jewish education in Toronto, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, and the Koffler Centre. Of note is a copy of a study commissioned by UJA Federation for Frank Gehry, who was originally approached to design the Koffler Gallery.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Date
2006-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Executive Committee and Board of Director packages distributed to members prior to meetings. Included in the packages are previous meeting minutes, agendas, and ancillary reports. The Executive Committee packages are from 2006-2008 and 2010-2011 and the Board of Director packages are from 2006-2008.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 8 cm of textual records
Date
1984-2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records predominantly related to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's Community Planning and Allocations Committee. Records include studies, meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and reports, most related to the plans for redevelopment of the Bathurst JCC. Records also include Bar Mitzvah benchers and Ashkenaz Festival promotional materials.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2014
Scope and Content
Accession consists of signed pages for the 2014 inductees into the Jewish Foundation's Book of Life. Names include: Cecil and Elaine Brauer; Congregation Bina; Senator David Croll; Joel Cuperfain; Judy Feld Carr; Mike and Sue Feldman; Marvin and Lillian Goldman; Judi Gottlieb; Daniel Hornik; William Lipsey; Mintz Family; Nathan Peck; Lori Rosenthal; Michael & Lom Schelew; David M. Sherman; Harold and Joan Somer; Didi Urbach; Saul Wagman; and Ernest (Ernie) Weiss. Also included is a program book from the Book of Life ceremonies.
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-6-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1959, 1965
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a 1959 UJA report to community leaders providing an update on Women's Division Diamon Luncheon, two issues of the UJA Picture News, and a clipping from the Toronto Jewish Reporter with images of leaders of the 1965 UJA Women's Division.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-4
Material Format
textual record
object
Physical Description
ca. 15 cm of textual records
1 leather hide
Date
1974-2009
Scope and Content
Accession consists of documents related to UJA Federation committees and the Ontario Jewish Archives. Documents include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, promotional material, budgets, and newspaper clippings. Accession also includes a shoe leather hide from Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited that was used at a shoe conference.
Administrative History
Cyrel's grandfather, Charles Troster, owned the Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited, a shoe factory, in Toronto. Cyrel's father and all of her uncles worked there. Names on the shoes were as follows: Celina, Lady Edna, Avanti, Charles (Studio of Canada), and Edna.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Subjects
Business
Fashion and clothing
Meetings
Name Access
Troster, Charles
Troster, Cyrel
Edna Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited (Toronto, Ont.)
Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.25 m of textual records
Date
2000-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Centre for Jewish Education's (formerly, the Board of Jewish Education) Affiliations and Compliance Committee and the records received from affiliated schools and those wishing to affiliate. The records are arranged alphabetically by school. Included is correspondence between staff members of the CJE, the UJA Federation and the various schools; budgets; policy and procedural manuals; legal documents; curriculum; and miscellaneous school publications such as newsletters, flyers, pamphlets and anniversary books.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Centre for Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Mercaz (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-14
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an invittaion to a tribute dinner honouring David Ben-Gurion on his 80th birthday.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
United Jewish Appeal (Toronto, Ont.)
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Date
2014-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a Jewish Foundation Report to Community for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 as well as Book of Life stories for 2015. Individuals entered into the Book of Life for that year include: Harvey Atkin and Celia Tessler Atkin; Leonard Borer; Beverley D. Burdeyney; Arnold Buxbaum; Miriam Fish Coven; Paul Engel; Cynthia Gasner; Anette Goldstein; Al and Margaret Goodman; Irving and Barbara Green; Shirley Jackson; Lagover Mutual Benefit Society; Eleanor Nadler; Rochelle Reichert; Michael and Lili Shain; Hush and Sally Sherman; Michael B. Soberman; Frieda Torkin; Goldie and Sol Wassermuhl; Lynda Weinrib.
Custodial History
The records were transferred to the Archives by Janice Benatar, Director, Donor Development for the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.
Administrative History
The Book of Life is a collection of family stories from those who have left a financial legacy with the Jewish Foundation. The book is both hardcopy and online. A complete list of Book of Life signatories can be found on their website at: http://www.jewishfoundationtoronto.com/Our-Activities/Book-of-Life
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.8 m of textual records and graphic material
Date
1989-2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by UJA Federation's Women's Campaign and Advocacy. The records consist of general subject files that document the breadth of work of the WC&A, including the operation of its executive board and committees, fundraising campaigns and the various giving levels, missions, volunteer management, outreach efforts, programming, as well as the WC&A's relationship with the Jewish Women's Federation.
Custodial History
These records appear to have originated with Frances Goldstein.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Women
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jewish Women's Federation (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-28
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-28
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 VHS : col. ; 8 min.
Date
21 May 2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one VHS tape produced for publicity purposes for the UJA Federation's annual funwalk. It features Corey Mandell of Mandell Entertainment interacting with and interviewing kids at the Leo Baeck Day School.
Custodial History
This VHS was found loose on a shelf at UJA Federation's offsite storage. It was retrieved and brought back to the archives.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Israel
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2016
Scope and Content
The accession consists of the UJA Women's Philanthropy Lion of Judah Mane Event program. The event took place at Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto on September 19, 2016. The brochure includes the evening program and lists past chairs of UJA Women's Division from 1937 to 2016. Additional brochures include: Summer 2016, Chatter Magazine, published by Tanenbaum CHAT for alumni, students, parents and friends; Reena Annual Report for 2015-2016; and UJA By the Numbers, fundraising marketing collateral used in 2016 to describe the distribution of UJA funding.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Reena (Toronto, Ont.)
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-32
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-1-32
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1954-1989
Scope and Content
Accession consists of various legal documents, land deeds, and newspaper clippings between the United Jewish Welfare Fund/Toronto Jewish Congress and the Bathurst JCC, Beach Hebrew Institute and other institutions.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
2004-2010
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of Ted Sokolsky and textual records that include: Centre Square Seniors' Centre Program and Design Brief (2004), Israel Emergency Campaign Fact Finding Trip by Ted Sokolsky and Adam Minsky (2007), Israel Emergency Campaign Proposal Draft 1 (2007) and a photo scrapbook of the Hatzor Ha'Glilit Early Childhood Centre (2010) thanking the UJA for its contribution to the construction of its new building.
Custodial History
Donated by Adam Minsky's office.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Charities
Israel
Older people
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of signed pages for the 2017 inductees into the Jewish Foundation's Book of Life. Names include: Earl (Mann) Zimmerman; Rosenbaum/Posmantier Family; Loretta and Harold Grammer; Alice Herman; W. Bernard Herman; Fernande and Marco Zevy; Susan Laufer and Barry Greenberg; Elliott and Lisa Michaelson; Naomi Matlow, Orli Matlow and Yael Matlow; Terry Shane and Marci Tracheter Shane; Daniel and Karen Sacke; Ashkenaz Foundation; Rabbi Arthur Bielfeld; Rafi Yablonsky; Elaine and Alfie Lightstone; Simon and Brenda Benattar; Elli and Tova Schochet; Frank and Sarah Fleisher; Irwin and Miriam Goldstein; Jean and Harold Bernholtz; Harold and Shelley Wolkin; Tommy and Susan Jutcovich; Judy Winberg; Randy Spiegel; Marcia and Arthur Zaler; Frank and Nancy Laurie; and the Diamond Family;
Subjects
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-12-1
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
8 videocassettes : Betacam SP and Digital Betacam
Date
1998-2006
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 8 videocassettes that belonged to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's Creative Department. Cassettes include: United Jewish Appeals The Campaign for Fifty (1998), UJA Federation Symposium of Hope (2003), UJA Federation 2004 "What Will Tomorrow Hold?" Canvasser Training (2003), UJA Federation Tomorrow Campaign "End Video" (2004), UJA Federation Tomorrow Campaign "Tomorrow Campaign" (2004), UJA "Israel Emergency Campaign" (2006)
Custodial History
Amit Louis and Amy Krasin of the Creative Department were cleaning out an old desk in the summer of 2017 and found the tapes. Amit suggested bringing the tapes to the archives, which Amy did sometime thereafter.
Administrative History
UJA Federation's Tomorrow Campaign is Canada’s largest non-profit community development project. It is Federation's response to the need for new facilities and services brought about by the growth of Toronto’s Jewish community.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Israel
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-12-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-12-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1988-1994
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials documenting United Jewish Appeal fundraising campaigns. Included are: a spiral-bound booklet for the 1998 UJA Women's Campaign Board of Directors, a "Lion of Judah" card that would have accompanied a pin of the same name, a document outlining canvassing procedures for Lion of Judah and Atarah canvassers, training materials taken from the American UJA National Training Centre Manual, documents from the 1994 UJA Campaign, a 1993 Jewish Agency for Israel budget, and a photocopy of a chart outlining UJA/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto's local and national allocations.
Custodial History
Alison Himel, the daughter of Malka Green, a well-known philanthropist in the Jewish community, donated the records, which had belonged to her mother, to Ontario Jewish Archives two years following Mrs. Green's passing.
Administrative History
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.
Subjects
Charities
Fund raising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-1-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
2005-2017
Scope and Content
This accession consists of publications, programs, pamphlets and other promotional material of the UJA Federation for their Annual Campaign including canvassing material. In addition, there is some promotional material for other events and campaigns such as Rally for Israel, 9th Annual Awards Night, Impact Toronto Ben Guiron Society, Global Seder, and Across the Street Across the Globe. Also included are program booklets for the UIAJC National Young Leadership Conference 2005, 2007-2009, 2012; UJA Joshua Institute Future Leaders graduates; and Trifest post-programming handbooks. Other records include honour rolls, directories for the National Young Leadership Cabinet, and an impact report for the Israel Emergency Relief Fund.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-3-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-3-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
4 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
1984-2003
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photo album containing clippings, programmes, invitations, brochures and photographs related to Julia Koschitzky's role as co-chair of the 1989 United Jewish Appeal Campaign and the 1989 UJA Prime Minister's Mission to Israel. Also included is a folder of loose newsclippings, a copy of Vision magazine, the Jewish Standard, a UIA annual report (1992), a UJA annual report (1989) and other materials related to Koschitzky's time with UJA and her role as President of United Israel Appeal in 1992. There is also a small number of newsclippings related to the philanthropic work of Julia's husband, Henry.
Subjects
Philanthropists
Name Access
Koschitzky, Julia, 1943-
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
United Israel Appeal Federations Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-6-7
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
6 cassette tapes
Date
1973-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting Cyrel Troster's involvement with various Jewish committees and organizations. Included are: transcripts of oral histories with prominent Jewish Torontonians that were conducted as part of an oral history project in 1973; correspondence between Cyrel Troster and interviewees; index cards listing the dates of the oral history interviews; promotional materials for Jewish arts festivals; public proposal document for the new Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue; and documents and records from Cyrel's involvement in various Jewish organizations. Also included are Local Initiatives Program application forms (1973), lists of presidents of various Jewish organizations, a map of the Jewish York Region (1999), issues of Exodus Magazine in both English and Russian from May 2018, and two issues of the Wilson Heights High School yearbook The Torch (1962-63).
The six tape cassettes are as follows: Cantor Paul Kowarsky Live in Concert (no date); Highlights from the 1994 Toronto Jewish Storytelling Festival; interview with Esther Volpe (two cassette tapes); interview with Samuel Harris; and one cassette marked "Dov Noy copy of Library tape" (Dov Noy was a Jewish folklorist).
The accession contains transcripts for the following interviewees: Mrs. Arbus, David Biderman, Benjamin Brown, Benjamin Sherman, Arthur Cohen, Mrs. Draimin, Max Federman, Morris Flicht, Joshua Gershman, Samuel Harris, Ben Heisel, Rose Heisel, Mr. Lean, Mary Levy, Harry Pullan, J. B. Salsberg, Yekil Silverman, A. S. Socol, Nathan Strauss, Esther Volpe, and Annie Zeidman.
The accession contains records related to Cyrel's involvement in the following committees and organizations: Committee for Yiddish (1997-2004); Cultural Services and Planning Committee (1990-2005), Jewish Public Library (2005); Canadian Jewish Congress, Orthodox Division (1982-1984); Holocaust Centre (1979-2004); Limmud (2000); Ontario Jewish Archives (1973-2004); Jewish Theatre (1996-2002); Jewish Arts Council (2000-2004); Jewish Toronto Tomorrow (1994-2004); Ashkenaz (1997-2004); UJA Federation (1978, 1984, 1990-2004).
Use Conditions
Credit to be given to Susan Cohen and Cyrel Troster—coordinators of the Local Initiatives Project project in 1973—and to interviewer(s) and transcribers when using tapes or transcribed interviews.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: See accession 2017-4-6 for related sound recordings. Some may be duplicates.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Committee for Yiddish (Toronto, Ont.)
Limmud Toronto
Ontario Jewish Archives
Troster, Cyrel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-20
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-7-20
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
120 cm of textual records (4 boxes)
Date
1987-2011
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material involving Shoel Silver's involvement with various Jewish organizations including B'nai Brith Canada (BBC), the Canada-Israel Committee (CIC), the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (UJA), and the United Israel Appeal (UIA). Included are meeting minutes, reports, memoranda, correspondence, budgets, discussion documents, resource material, newspaper clippings, photocopies of newspaper articles, briefing papers, resolutions.
Custodial History
Records remained in the custody of Shoel Silver until 27 July 2018 when the OJA acquired the records from the former.
Administrative History
Shoel Silver is a Toronto businessman. He formerly co-chaired the Unity of the Jewish People Committee with Natan Sharansky. Prior to that, he was the scholar in residence for the first Federation Shabbaton.
Use Conditions
Accession is closed for 25 years from date of donation.
Subjects
Israel
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
B'nai Brith Canada
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
Jewish Agency for Israel
Silver, Shoel
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
United Israel Appeal
Places
Canada
Israel
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
J.B. Salsberg
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
Sept. 1985
Source
Oral Histories
Name
J.B. Salsberg
Number
AC 071
Subject
Labor movement
Labor unions
Women
Demonstrations
Interview Date
Sept. 1985
Quantity
1
Total Running Time
071A: 44:50 minuets 071B: 35:55 minuets
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, newspaper columnist and a man who dedicated his life to Yiddishkeit and the advancement of social justice. He was active in various Jewish organizations, including; the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. In 1938 he was elected as Alderman on Toronto’s City Council and elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1943. He is well remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a "champion of the people', committed to social justice, the plight of the working-class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
This oral history includes Salsberg's personal reminiscences on the Toronto Jewish community, the Polish Jewish community and issues related to women's labour and the unions in the garment industry.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers Union
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), 1902-1998
Geographic Access
Toronto
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Transcript
Side 1:
0.0-6.30: Joseph Baruch Salsberg was born in Poland in 1902 to Abraham and Sara Salsberg. Abraham migrated to Toronto in 1910 and Joseph followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913.
6.30-18.39: Prior to 1913 Poland was primarily a peasant and agricultural society with the majority of the Jewish population living and working as tradesmen in the villages. Salsberg discusses the difficult relationship between the Poles and Jews under the power of the Czar.
18:40-24.14: Salsberg discusses the Canadian government’s collaboration with the CP Railroad to launch advertising campaigns attracting potential immigrants to come and live in Canada.
24.22-33.24: Salsberg discusses the experiences of his mother as a young Jewish immigrant and her adjustment to life in Toronto.
33.25-37.30: Salsberg discusses the Ward, an area between University and Yonge as being the heartland of early Jewish settlement. He describes the area as being the natural choice for Jews to live, the rents were cheap, Synagogues and community centers were nearby as were and their places of employment. The center for Jewish shopping was Kensington Market with shops along McCaul and Baldwin Streets, shopping at Eatons was reserved for “special occasions”.
37.32-39.50: Salsberg discusses the hardships faced by Polish immigrant Jews arriving in Toronto after World War One.
39.52-44.45: Salsberg discusses his father an Orthodox man who eventually went into the junk business and became one of the founders of the first Talmud Torah, his mother was active in the Ladies Auxillary of the School and remained it’s President for 50 years.
End
Side 2:
0.03-5.37: Salsberg discusses the religious and cultural divisions that dominated social and communal living in Poland under Czarist rule and the resulting division between Jews and non- Jewish Polish immigrants in Toronto
5.38-8.28: Salsberg discusses the example set by his mother on matters of religious observance and importance of the woman’s role in the family.
8.29-11.08: Salsberg discusses his mother’s activities outside the home. Sarah Salsberg was the first woman to challenge the burial custom of not allowing husband and wife to be buried side by side. Sarah won her challenge and was buried alongside her husband.
11.10-12.28: Salsberg discusses his orientation towards labor Zionism and his parent’s reaction to his political views. Sarah Salsberg was a “broad-minded” woman and friendly with those active in the movement, while his father clung to his own group.
12.29-13.53: Salsberg discusses the garment trade and the organizers who become members of the Ladies Garment Workers Union. Salsberg goes on to speak of his mother’s approval and secret admiration of the women in the Ladies Garment Union.
13.54-14.44: Salsberg discusses the role of Jewish immigrant women using the example of the Eatons strike in 1911 led by Jewish tailors, both men and women.
14.45-15.00: Salsberg discusses the Triangle Fire in New York as the impetus that led to the birth of the ILGWU in America and the ILGWU’s influence on the Canadian Garment industry.
15.03-15.40: Salsberg discusses the New York Yiddish Dailies the “Forward” and Tagblat delivered and read daily by Toronto’s Jewish community as another factor in the establishment of the Ladies Garment Workers Union in Canada.
15.41-20.39: Salsberg discusses the introduction by Eatons to changes in production methods that would have tailors, mostly men, taking on the job of women finishers. The refusal by the tailors to take away the jobs of women would lead to the first sit down strike by tailors in Canada.
20.40-21.20: Salsberg discusses the recognition of women’s rights in the early garment workers unions. The Dressmakers section of the ILGWU in Toronto was predominantly women who led strikes and fought on picket lines.
21.21-23.44: Salsberg discusses Union sentiment within the Jewish community and the enforcement by some of the more militant women on community shopkeepers to use Union labels on their products.
23.45-24.39: Salsberg discusses single Jewish women who confronted with financial hardship worked in predominately Jewish factories.
24.40-26.07: Salsberg discusses the economic nature of the garment industry, the competition and undercutting in the industry factories and the continuous strikes and stoppages by employees opposed to wage cuts.
26.08-31.15: Salsberg discusses the important contributions in the areas of the labor force, education and social responsibility made to Ontario by Jewish immigrant women. Women worked alongside men in order to improve their economic position and establish themselves within the community. Jewish women placed a great emphasis on education and as a result a high percentage of their children would graduate from institutions such as Harbord Collegiate and Jarvis Collegiate with scholarships. Salsberg speaks of his late wife Dora Wilensky who graduated from Jarvis Collegiate with the highest mark of any girl student in Ontario earning a five-year scholarship to McMaster University and becoming a prominent Social Worker within the Jewish community.
31.16-33.09: Salsberg discusses the differences in opportunity for young Jewish men and young Jewish women. As the only boy in the family he was expected to set the path by going to a theological school in NY but to the dismay of his parents he became radicalized in leftist politics.
33.10-35.55: Although Salsberg’s parents were never involved in the labour movement and disagreed with his leftist philosophy, they were pleased by his election in 1938 as Alderman on Toronto’s City Council and his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1943.
End
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Joseph Salsberg discusses the events that led to the birth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) in America and the ILGWU's influence on the Canadian Garment Industry.

In this clip, Joseph Salsberg discusses Canada

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.

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