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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
multiple media
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 (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2000
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts and working papers, speeches, presentations and public addresses, memorabilia, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
60 cm of textual material
Date
1938-2002
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary working papers, memorabilia, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual material
Date
1983-1990
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, reviews, correspondence and memorabilia related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are several literary drafts, press material and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the career and related activities of Mr. Morley Torgov. The materials include literary manuscripts for Torgov's works "Murder in a Major" and "An Hour to Kill", speeches, correspondence, public readings, and newspaper articles
Custodial History
This material was in the possession of Morley Torgov
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
"An Hour to Kill".
"Murder in a Major".
Leacock, Stephen.
CBC.
Cartoons.
Schumann, Robert.
CNIB.
American Bar Association.
Fanshawe College.
Sault Ste. Marie.
Ramsay, Russell.
Osgoode Hall.
"Stickler and Me II".
Law Society of Upper Canada.
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1977-1992
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, memorabilia and reviews related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts, speeches and public addresses, newspaper clippings, invitations and book reviews.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1981-1998
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are working papers and literary drafts, memorabila, articles and essays, and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records
Date
1942-2006
Scope and Content
The accession consists of short stories and articles written by Morley Torgov, a manuscript of his book "Murder in A-Major," speaches, his high school year book "The Argus" from 1942 to 1946, notes for his novels and arrticles and miscellaneous correspondence.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1945-2008
Scope and Content
The accession includes manuscripts for Morley Torgov's recent works Murder-in-A-Major and Sickler and Me, the latter of which he decided not to publish. It also consists of business and personal correspondence, working notes and original sketches.
Administrative History
Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. He has won many awards during his career and is viewed as the Jewish equivalent to Stephen Leacock in Canada, due to the sociological and historical relevance of his works.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
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