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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
67
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-1991, predominant 1938-1976
Physical Description
10 m of textual records
5541 photographs, 25 x 20 cm and smaller, and other media
Admin History/Bio
The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto was incorporated in Ontario in March 1917 to coordinate the fundraising activities of Jewish charitable, philanthropic, and social service agencies in Toronto. In 1918, ten separate agencies were funded by the FJPT. By 1937, fourteen agencies were funded. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the development of several newer Jewish aid, education and medical care organizations created both increased need for resources and growing competition for ever-more scarce dollars. Within a very few years this funding crisis forced a major review of the organization.
During 1936 a series of special meetings of leading individuals were held to examine the income and expenditures of all Toronto Jewish agencies and also to speculate about the need for a new Toronto Jewish "Community Chest" as the sole fund-raising organization for a federation of all Jewish agencies including the FJPT. In 1938, the new United Jewish Welfare Fund was formally constituted. Added to the FJPT's previous list of Toronto client agencies in 1938 were: the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Hebrew National Association, the Jewish Immigrant Aid Association, the Mizrachi Society, the Toronto Free Loan Association, the Geverkshaften, and Old Folks Home, and the United Palestine Appeal, raising the total number of agencies to 22.
When the State of Israel was established in 1948, the UJWF's annual fundraising campaign was combined with the CJC's United Palestine appeal to form a new, combined campaign named the United Jewish Appeal (UJA). In 1967, the UJA name was legally changed to the United Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Toronto.
In mid-1976, the organization's public name was changed to the Toronto Jewish Congress. Although initially thought of as a merger between the UJWF and the CJC, the actual result was the expansion of the UJWF responsibilities to include local education and welfare services previously shared with the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region. The UJWF, however, remained the legal senior entity.
In 1991 the public name was again changed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto and in 1999, to UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. By this date, over 30 beneficiary and affiliated agencies, 49 affiliated schools and five Federation departments were fully or partly funded by the UJA Federation.
In June, 2010, the organization altered its legal structure, with the senior legal entity becoming the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 25 series: Annual Meetings, Annual Reports, Board of Directors, Constitution Committee, Executive Committee, Officers Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Administration Committee, Social Planning Committee, Committee on Capital Needs and Planning, Central Committee on Scholarships in Aid, Joint Committee of the BJE and UJWF Study on Jewish Education, Nominations Committee, Pension Fund Committee, Coordinating Committee, Special Ad Hoc and Temporary Committees, Annual Campaign, Client Agencies, Joint Committee of the CJC and the UJWF, Committee on Community Organization, Sub-Committee on Construction and Administration of Community Schools, Joint Committee on Fundraising, Personnel Committee, Community Leadership Development Council, and Israel at Fifty Community Celebration.
Over 4500 photographs and a variety of other media are managed within Series 17, Campaign records.
Notes
For exact details about the contents of individual series and sub-series, please review their scope and contents notes.
Name Access
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto
United Jewish Appeal
Toronto Jewish Congress
Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Subjects
Charities
Fund raising
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For records of the predecessor of the UJWF, see Fonds 66, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds.
Further detailed documentation of the proposed merger between the UJWF and the CJC (creation of the TJC) may be found in Fonds 67, Sub-sub-series 5-5-1, Files 171 and 221.
Further documentation on the United Jewish Welfare Fund may be found within Fonds 9, Series 7, records of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society.
For further detailed records of a key community leader's involvement with the UJWF see Accession 1982-8-8, the records of Samuel Godfrey, 1943-1972.
Creator
United Jewish Welfare Fund (1938-)
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3411
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3411
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Many prominent individuals are shown in this photograph, with names written on the bottom.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
Beverley Street
United Jewish Appeal
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.
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Level
File
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
53 negatives : b&w and col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Leon E. Weinstein was born in the back room of his family's grocery store in Toronto on August 19, 1909. His parents names were Sam and Sarah Weinstein. Leon married Anna Sackin and together they had three children named: Carol Joy, Frances Lee, and Henry Jacob. Continuing in his family's line of work, Leon was President and General Manager for a large grocery corporation called Power Super Markets Limited.
He was also actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community and held several appointments with B'nai B'rith, United Jewish Appeal Toronto, Israel Bond Drive, United Appeal of Greater Toronto, United Jewish Welfare Fund, Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged and many more. He was a member of the Holy Blossom Temple.
Scope and Content
File consists of negatives documenting the Negev dinner held in tribute to Leon E. Weinstein. The dinner was hosted by the Jewish National Fund at the Royal York Hotel and was attended by members of the Toronto Jewish community.
The programme for the evening included speeches and presentations made by the following guests: Robert R. Hall, Rabbi Dr. Moses J. Burak, James F. Kay, Rabbi Harold Lerner, Eric Exton, Charles A. Kent, Lewish J. E. Moses, Philip Granovsky, David L. Dennis, Mrs. Arnold Finkler, Hon. Dr. Aba Gefen, Hon. Allan Grossman, Philip Givens, Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, and Abraham Ephraim Diamond.
Name Access
Weinstein, Leon E.
Hall, Robert R.
Burak, Rabbi Dr. Moses J.
Kay, James F.
Lerner, Rabbi Harold
Exton, Eric, 1907-1997
Kent, Charles A.
Moses, Lewis J.E.
Dennis, David L.
Finkler, Mrs. Leona
Gefen, Hon. Dr. Aba
Grossman, Hon. Allan
Givens, Phillip
Plaut, Rabbi W. Gunther
Diamond, Abraham Ephraim
Granovsky, Philip
Jewish National Fund
Negev dinners
B'nai B'rith
United Jewish Appeal
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Israel Bonds Drive
Toronto Jewish Home for the Aged
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nat and Irving Hennick were born in Poland to Molly and William Hennick. The family emigrated to Canada shortly afterwards.
Irving Hennick was married to Shirley Kirshenblatt and they had three children named Georgia, Jeffrey, and Steven. Irving was president of Marvel Jewellery Ltd. on McCaul Street in Toronto.
Irving Hennick was a member of the Mason Order, Herzl Zion, Maple Downs Golf and Country Club and Chairman of the Jewellery Division of U.J.A.
Harry Hennick and Nat Hennick played for the Lizzies sports teams.
Scope and Content
Portrait of the three Hennick brothers Nat, Irving and [Harry?].
Notes
Identification of Harry Hennick is not certain.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Hennick, Irving
Hennick, Nat
Kirshenblatt, Shirley
Marvel Jewellery Ltd.
Herzl Zion
Mason Order
Maple Downs Golf and Country Club
United Jewish Appeal
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Irving Hennick was a gemologist. He was born in Poland in 1922 to Molly and William Hennick. The family emigrated to Canada shortly afterwards. Irving Hennick was married to Shirley Kirshenblatt and they had three children named Georgia, Jeffrey, and Steven. Irving was president of Marvel Jewellery Ltd. on McCaul Street in Toronto.
Irving Hennick was a member of the Mason Order, Herzl Zion, Maple Downs Golf and Country Club and Chairman of the Jewellery Division of U.J.A.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Irving Hennick.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Hennick, Irving
Kirshenblatt, Shirley
Marvel Jewellery Ltd.
Mason Order
Herzl Zion
Maple Downs Golf and Country Club
United Jewish Appeal
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
see Photo # 50 for Nat Hennick
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ben Winbaum was born on October 12, 1912 in Poland to Sarah and Samuel Winbaum. He was married to Faye Goldman and they had one daughter named Rosemary.
An industrialist, he was President for Vaunclair Purveyors Ltd. and President of Winco Ltd.
Ben Winbaum's community affiliations included: co-founder for the Beth Sholom Synagogue and a member of the Jewish Home for the Aged & Baycrest Hospital, Canadian Friends Hebrew University, Herzl Zion Club, YMHA, Palestine Lodge AF & AM, B'nai B'rith, Fairbanks Rotary Club, Primrose Club, Maple Downs Golf & Country Club and the United Jewish Appeal. He also played baseball for the Toronto Jewish Community League.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ben Winbaum.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Winbaum, Ben
Goldman, Faye
Vaunclair Purveyors Ltd.
Winco Ltd.
Beth Sholom Synagogue
Jewish Home for the Aged & Baycrest Hospital
Canadian Friends Hebrew University
Herzl Zion Club
YMHA
Palestine Lodge AF & AM
B'nai B'rith
Fairbanks Rotary Club
Primrose Club
Maple Downs Golf & Country Club
United Jewish Appeal
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hyman and Ettie Sobol were the parents of Stanley Sobol. Stan was born in Hamilton, Ontario on June 21, 1920. An industrialist, he was President of Kent Steel Products Ltd., which was founded in 1942. Interested in Jewish issues, he visited Israel in 1957 as a member of the United Jewish Appeal study mission, and Vienna in 1959 on a mission to rescue Romanian Jews.
He was chairman of the Heavy Industry Division of U.J.A. for two years, co-founder of the Jewish Home for the Aged & Baycrest Hospital and the New Mount Sinai Hospital, and as well, he was an executive member for the Central Region of Zionist Organization of Canada, Associated Hebrew Schools, Israeli Bonds and Jewish Welfare Fund.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Hyman, Stanley and Ettie Sobol dressed in formal attire.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Sobol, Stanley
Sobol, Hyman
Sobol, Ettie
United Jewish Appeal
Kent Steel Products
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
John Devor was born on November 12, 1915 in St. Catharines to Kate and Harry Devor. He married Mildred Ritterspoon and they had three children: David Samuel, Marshall Gordon and Susan Hyla.
He served as a Radar Instructor during the Second World War. John worked as a business executive and was the General Manager for Van Kirk Chocolate Corporation Limited. An active member of the Jewish community, John Devor was affiliated with the Bureau of Jewish Education, United Jewish Appeal, Israel Bond Campaign, Associated Hebrew Schools, the Jewish Home for the Aged and the YMHA. In addition, he was also the National Vice-President for ZMA, past president of Ajalon Lodge, and past president of the Toronto Zionist Council.
Scope and Content
Photograph of John R. Devor taken in a photography studio.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Devor, John
Ritterspoon, Mildred
Van Kirk Chocolate Corporation
Bureau of Jewish Education
United Jewish Appeal
Israel Bond Campaign
Associated Hebrew Schools
Jewish Home for the Aged
YMHA
Ajalon Lodge
Toronto Zionist Council
Subjects
Zionists
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Shecter was born on July 7, 1923 to Joseph and Helen Shecter. He was married to Florence Fox and they had three children named: Trudy, Debbie and Barry. Max Shecter was the Secretary -Treasurer for Toronto Bedding Company Limited. He was an active member of the Toronto Jewish Community and was affiliated with the following organizations: Beth Sholom Congregation, United Synagogues of America, B'nai B'rith, Israel Bond Organization, Joint Community Relations Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of Canada and United Jewish Appeal's Furniture division.
Max Shecter was honoured with a Beth Sholom Israel Bond Dinner for dedicated leadership and by Upper Canada Lodge, B'nai B'rith in 1959.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Max Shecter taken in a Al Gilbert's photography studio.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Shecter, Max
Toronto Bedding Company Limited
Beth Sholom Congregation
United Synagogues of America
B'nai B'rith
Israel Bond Organization
Joint Community Relations Committee
Zionist Organization of Canada
United Jewish Appeal
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
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
54
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Faye Tanenbaum [née Sager] was married to Joseph Tanenbaum and they had three children: Wayne, Francis, and Estherelke. Faye was president of Beth Tzedec sisterhood, Past Director Chairman for United Jewish Appeal, Past Board Member, New Mount Sinai Hospital, National Council Jewish Women, Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital. She organized the first class in braille in Toronto at the CNIB under the auspices of the Women's League United Synagogues of America. She received the Community Award for leadership on behalf of Torah from the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Faye Tanenbaum.
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Gilbert Studios (Toronto, Ont.)
Tanenbaum, Faye
Tanenbaum, Joseph
Beth Tzedec Sisterhood
United Jewish Appeal
New Mount Sinai Hospital
National Council Jewish Women
Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital
Jewish Theological Seminary
Women's League United Synagogues of America
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
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
Shapiro, Ellis I.
B'Nai Brith
Northwood Golf and Country Club
Primrose Club
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Goel Tzedec Synagogue
Canadian Jewish Congress
Jewish Camp Council of Toronto
YM-YWHA
United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto
UJWF
United Jewish Appeal
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
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
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 94; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ellis I. and Fanny Shapiro fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
94
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1953]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Fanny Shapiro with a group of women at a campaign tea. The women are probably from the Women's Service Council of the United Jewish Welfare Fund or the Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal. Standing far right: Fanny Shapiro.
Name Access
Shapiro, Fanny
United Jewish Welfare Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Charities
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Photograph has suffered water damage and is in poor condition.
Accession Number
2005-8-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
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