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Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Jewish Labour Committee file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; File 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Jewish Labour Committee file
Level
Item
Fonds
23
File
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and negative of Harry Simon speaking at a Jewish Labour Committee conference in Montreal, Quebec. He is standing behind a banquet table, speaking into a microphone. Pictured from left to right are: David Orlikow (MP), Kalman Kaplansky, Stanley Knowles, Harry Simon, and Emanuel Murawchick (Director, Jewish Labor Committee, New York).
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Speeches, addresses, etc
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
23
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Harry Simon with a delegation of men sent by the Canadian government to a needle trades conference in Amsterdam, Holland. Harry Simon is pictured seated on the far right.
Name Access
Simon, Harry, 1909-1993
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Diplomats--Canada
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Netherlands
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 23; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
Fonds
23
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1966
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of textual records relating to Harry Simon's work as Chairman of the Jewish Labour Committee. The records include correspondence, event invitations and flyers and activity summaries.
Subjects
Committees
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 23; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
Fonds
23
File
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1972
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of records relating to Harry Simon's work as Chairman of the Jewish Labour Committee. The records include correspondence, event invitations and flyers, activity summaries, press releases, speeches and one photograph.
Subjects
Committees
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Conference Planning Committee minutes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Conference Planning Committee minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1958
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Regional conferences took place in this period every three years, usually midway between national Plenary Assemblies. This commitee organized these conferences, providing publicity material, registering delegates and preparing the programme. Following each conference, the commitee engaged in an evaluation procedure.
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes of the Conference Planning Committee.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG208.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Cemetery Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Cemetery Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1959
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Ontario government was putting pressure on the Jewish cemeteries spread around Toronto to clear up the disorder in the burial grounds to ensure a system of perpetual care. The cemeteries were approached with this in view. In the end, through the efforts of Al Ginsburg of Beth Tzedec, the Dawes Rd. and Jones Avenue properties were reorganized, a permanent fulltime groundskeeper was engaged (A.M. Levy) and adminstration was improved. The other cemeteries remained outside of this new organization which was named the Amalgamated Dawes Road Trustees. Some of these made their own arrangements. Canadian Jewish Congress lent its administrative help to the Amalgamated Dawes Rd. Trustees, hence this committee.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files of the Cemetery Commitee.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG254.
Subjects
Committees
Cemeteries
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Regional Conference series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Regional Conference series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1954
Physical Description
80 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Regional conferences tooks place in this period every three years. This record group includes material relating to the organization of the conference and registration of delegates, as well as preparation of publicity material and the programme.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files relating to the Regional Conference.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG285.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-8
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a letter from Rabbi Slonim convening a meeting and minutes of meetings of the Rabbinical Welfare Committee over the period.
Custodial History
There is no information on the aquisition of the documents. However, the first letter in the textual records is from Rabbi Reuben Slonim and his name is included on all of the documents in the textual record.
Administrative History
The purpose of the Rabbinical Welfate Committee was (quoting from a document dated March 22, 1950) 'to consider matters that are strictly religious in nature. In matters of a community or public relations nature, the Committee will work closely with Congress.'
Subjects
Committees
Meetings
Religion
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled National Convention 1977 of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, held at Beth Sholom Synagogue.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-6-12
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
ca. 60 cm of textual records
11 photographs (3 negatives) : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1976-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic records that trace Natan Sharansky's history as a prisoner of political conscience; the broader Refusenik issue; and the community advocacy efforts of Debby and Stan Solomon from 1976 and into the late 1980s at the local, national and international scales. Included are memos and newsletters from the Committee for Soviet Jewry (Ontario Region and national-level); background information as well as petition templates, speeches and planning documentation produced by the Committee to Release Anatoly Sharansky and the Beth Tikvah Synagogue in conjunction with community organizations, including the CJC and its Soviet Jewry social action committees, to support on-going advocacy efforts; correspondence with Canadian and American political representatives at the provincial/state and national levels; white papers/grey literature from non-governmental organizations about the persecution of the Soviet Jewry; planning documentation from the First Annual Sharansky Lectureship on Human Rights in 1980; correspondence, articles and ephemera associated with the granting of Sharansky's honourary law doctorate from York University in 1982; 1985 Freedom Rally/Weekend in Ottawa planning documentation and correspondence; 1987 National Conference on the Soviet Jewry and Mobilization for Freedom planning documentation; 1987 Community Rally at Massey Hall promotional materials; and promotional materials from Sharansky's autobiographical "Fear No Evil" 1988 book launch. Graphic material includes photographs of Sharansky's release during the February 11, 1986 American-Soviet prisoner exchange on the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin.
Identified in the photographs are: Debby Solomon; Alan Solomon; Natan Sharansky; Avital Sharansky; U.S. Ambassador Richard Burt;
Custodial History
Material was collected and/or created by Debby Solomon, Natan Sharansky's cousin. Debby donated it to the OJA.
Administrative History
Debby Solomon is the cousin of Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky, the Soviet born Israeli politician, human activist and author who spent nine years in Soviet prisons. Debby's father Boris Landis (born 1900) and Sharansky's father were first cousins.Their grandfathers were brothers. Debby's father immigrated 1929 to Toronto from Russia as his older brothers were already in Toronto. Debby and her husband Stan Solomon got involved in the community's activism efforts to free Sharansky and other Refuseniks.They were worked for many years on these efforts by planning programs through their synagogue Beth Tikvah and with Sam Filer, a lawyer and volunteer at the CJC who was also a member of Beth Tikvah.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Politics and government
Human rights
Demonstrations
Synagogues
Committees
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-69
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-69
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1991
Scope and Content
Accession consists of interviews with various persons concerning their link with Goel Tzedec and its successor synagogue, Beth Tzedec. The interviews were primarily conducted by Ben Keyfetz and Jack Orenstien, the latter serving as the Executive Director of Beth Tzedec, at that time. Persons interviewed included Carl Keyfetz, N.N. Levine, Meyer Axler, and Bert Godfrey. There is also other information in the file concerning Cantors and Rabbis who served at Goel Tzedec, including Julius Price, Bernard Wladowsky, Jacob Gordon, and Samuel Sachs. There is a document from Bert Godfrey, undated but with a reference to 1950, titled 'Report of Construction Sub-Committee'. This presumably preceded the construction of the building housing the Beth Tzedec Synagogue on Bathurst Street. Also included is a 1955 publication of the Ne'ilah Service of Beth Tzedec to take place on February 6, 1955, concluding a half century of worship at the synagogue on University Avenue. Lastly, there are several pages of notes concerning the synagogue and its history.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Committees
Synagogues
Rabbis
Name Access
Kayfetz, Benjamin, 1916-2002
Places
Toronto, Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 94 cm and 23 x 96 cm
Date
1950, 1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two panoramic photographs of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union conventions in Atlantic City, NJ. The first photo features a large group of men and women seated at tables at a convention hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Beneath the Union Emblem a banner reads "1900 Golden Jubilee 1950", May 23-June 1. Numerous union banners are displayed in addition to local unions signs. On stage is a speaker behind whom is seated several rows of men and several women. Written in lower left corner is "R1 Central Studios, Atlantic City, N.J."
The second photo features an outdoor group shot of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 29th convention in Atlantic City, N.J., May 10-18, 1956. The individuals in the first two rows are seated, with the balance standing behand. Lower right corner reads "Central Studios".
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Places
Atlantic City (N.J.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 16 x 42 cm
Date
1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the First Mizrachi Canadian Convention attendees seated at dinner tables. The convention took place on April 21-23, 1939. Identified in the photo is Morris Soberman, future cantor at Beth Tzedec.
Administrative History
Mizrachi is an international religious Zionist movement founded in Vilnius in 1902. Bnei Akiva, founded in 1929 is its youth movement. Mizrachi Canada is its Canadian branch. Allan Soberman is a singer/songwriter/musician and son of Cantor Morris Soberman. Cantor Morris Soberman was the Ba'al Koreh, Chazan Sheni and bar mitzvah teacher at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto with additional years spent at Goel Tzedec and the McCaul Street Shul.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTE: There is another photo from this convention in our collection. See photo #2433.
Stamped on the back as taken by E. Mackintosh Photographer.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Religious Zionism
Name Access
Soberman, Allan
Mizrachi Canada
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 263
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
263
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of delegates to the 9th convention of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance, held in Philadelphia..
Notes
Photograph is not the original print.
OJA has the negative for this photograph.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor movement
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4748
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4748
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
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
1989-2-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 946
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
946
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Borochov Young Poale Zion Executive Committee, taken in New York, 1927. Left front, Morris Lofsky, Toronto.
Name Access
Borochow Young Poale Zion Executive Committee
Lofsky, Morris
Subjects
Committees
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
New York (N.Y.).
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1639
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1639
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a table of women at an Ottawa Hadassah Convention. From left to right: Adeline Levine, Ruth Swartz, Sylvia Cherney, Bea Collis, and Bernice Henry (Toronto).
Name Access
Ottawa Hadassah Convention
Levine, Adeline
Swartz, Ruth
Cherney, Sylvia
Collis, Beatrice
Henry, Bernice
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1473
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1473
Material Format
graphic material
Date
19 May 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Alpha Omega dinner at the Ontario Dental Association Convention in Toronto.
Name Access
Alpha Omega (Fraternity)
Ontario Dental Association Convention
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Dentists
Dinners and dining
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
1978-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3706
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3706
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Photo by Arthur Kay Studio, Toronto.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 499
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
499
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950-1999
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the CJC Committee for Jewish Music Month in Kitchener, Ontario
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Music
Repro Restriction
Credit Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kitchener (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1896
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1896
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 21-23, 1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Royal York Hotel
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4364
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4364
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 50 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of Hebrew Teachers and Supportors sitting on a stage at a conference in Montreal.
Notes
Photo by Federal Photos, Montreal.
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
1985-11-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1312
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1312
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of six photographs of delegates and speakers at the 2nd Leadership Conference, held in London, ON, including photographs of Dr. Frank Shapiro of Hamilton, ON, Sidney Lazarus of Windsor, ON; Mr. [Sorffer?] of Windsor, ON; and an unidentified man speaking at a podium, as well as a professional portrait of an unidentified man and a group portrait of two women and three men, some in religious garb.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 24 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph is a copy.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
Zionism
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1196
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1196
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of representatives from various northern B'nai Brith lodges, at a northern region meeting in Kirkland Lake. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Abe Ginsberg (Kirkland Lake), William Berk (Kirkland Lake), Al Brown (Kirkland Lake).
Third row, left to right: Phil Mervin (Kirkland Lake), [unidentified], Jack Kussner (Kirkland Lake), Sam Davis (Kirkland Lake), Harry Moscoe (Kirkland Lake), Don Wertman (Kirkland Lake), Max Levine (Kirkland Lake), Joe Scott (Kirkland Lake), Irving Kokotow (Kirkland Lake).
Second row, left to right: Sam Langer (Kirkland Lake), Isaac Korman (Rouyn-Noranda), H. Levson (Rouyn-Noranda), Norman Koza (Timmins), Jack Halpert (Timmins), Manny Abrams (Timmins), M. Kaplan (Kirkland Lake), Sam Finkleman (Kirkland Lake).
Front row, left to right: Sol Shankman (Timmins), Harry Miller (Rouyn-Noranda), Montague Raisman (Toronto), Saul Ross (Kirkland Lake), M. Brown (North Bay), Rev. Rabinovitch (Kirkland Lake).
Notes
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkleman.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Moscoe, Harry, 1905-
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3870
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3870
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of delegates from the 4th biennial Young Judaea convention, held in London, Ontario. The photo depicts a group of delegates standing in front of the Talmud Torah. Pictured are:
Front row, (seated), left to right: Clara Wohlgelernter, Katherine Pless, Ethel Waters, Miriam Lipson, Mildred Rittersporn, Hy Cohen, Sophie Eisen, Helen Richardson, Lily Friedberg, Sally Friedberg.
Second row, (standing), left to right: Phil Ginsberg, [unidentified], [unidentified], Ben Marks, Ethel Rappaport, Lena Stren, Edith Rappaport, Esther Lunenfeld, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mildred Fink, [unidentified], [unidentified], Hy Jack, Meyer Bromberg, [unidentified], Frida Zimmerman, Mark Zimmerman, Doris Adelstein, Bess Jack, Sidney Hoffman, Morris Kertzer, Felice Hoffman, Miriam Hoffman, Ruth Fish, [unidentified].
Third row, left to right: Stan Ginsberg, Ben Wertman, Sol Marks, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Wilfred Stemeroff, [unidentified], [unidentified], John Devor, Edna Rittersporn, Willie Zimmerman, Anne Brown.
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], Rabbi David Kirshenbaum, [unidentified], Mr. Rubinoff, [unidentified], Ruth Schlossman.
Notes
Photo by the Art Photo Studio, London.
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
1984-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3694
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3694
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm on matte 30 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of members of the Labour League's Camp Naivelt Committee. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Harry Levin, Mr. Boxenbaum, Sam Lipshitz, [unidentified], Fishel Rose.
Middle row, left to right: P. Hoffman, Harry Goldstein, Rose Freedman, Morris Starkman, Mrs. Nobleman, Mr. Sniderman, Philip Larger.
Front row, left to right: I. Milton, Harry Holtzman, I. Strasuner, Becky Lapides, Jack Cowan, Sam Speisman.
Name Access
Labor League (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Committees
Camps
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
1983-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1992
Physical Description
4.5 m of textual records
1822 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The earliest impetus for the creation of a Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) committee to focus on the issue of Soviet Jews was in response to the infamous “Leningrad trials” of 31 dissident Soviet Jews in the winter of 1970. Concurrently, the Soviet government began to systematically persecute almost all Jews who applied for permission to emigrate. The issuing of exit visas was refused (the genesis of the term “Refusnik”), usually on exaggerated claims of national security, after which the applicants were often dismissed from their jobs, recalled to military service, or similarly persecuted by state authorities. Those who publicly protested such treatment were subsequently arrested, detained for long periods, or tried as examples to others and sent to Siberian labour camps.
When information about the plight of Soviet Jews reached Canada, Toronto’s Jews responded immediately and decisively. Synagogue congregations, student groups, women’s organizations, professional organizations and community groups all established independent committees to aid Soviet Jews directly and to pressure local, national and international governments to address Soviet antisemitism. Very quickly these committees began organizing mass rallies, letter writing campaigns, petitions, targeted protests and direct aid involving large numbers of people and considerable fundraising efforts. From 1971 to the late 1980s the cause of Soviet Jewry remained, along with support for The State of Israel, the most significant issue to the Jewish community.
The Action Committee for Soviet Jewry (ACSJ) was formed by the (then) Central Region of the CJC in early 1971 in order to coordinate the activities of, and provide stable funding and administrative support for, the various ad hoc committees and action groups that had sprung up across Toronto and the rest of Ontario. Organizations coordinated by the Action Committee included university student groups, the Group of 35, Women for Soviet Jewry (WSJ), B’nai B’rith, and the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). The ACSJ originally reported to the CJC’s Steering Committee for Soviet Jewry (SCSJ), but by the mid-1970s the reporting of the two committees was reversed, with the Steering Committee reporting to the Action Committee. By 1977, the Action Committee and the Steering Committee were merged into the newly-renamed CJC Ontario Region’s Committee for Soviet Jewry (occasionally referred to as the Toronto Committee).
The first Chairman of the SCSJ was the prominent Toronto politician and activist Joseph B. Salsberg. Later chairs, including Sam Filer, Phyllis Sugar, Reg Adelman, author Jeanette Goldman, Joyce Eklove, and Judge Ted Matlow were also involved with affiliated local groups whose activities were coordinated by the SCSJ. Sam Filer, its first permanent Secretary, became in 1976 its second Chairman. He also served as Chairman of the Toronto Action Committee for Soviet Jewry and was an original co-founder of Lawyers and Jurists for Soviet Jewry. Similarly, Phyllis Sugar was a Co-chair of the ACSJ with Reg Adelman in the early to mid-1970s, while simultaneously serving as the Chair of WSJ. Genya Intrator, the first Chair of WSJ in the early 1970s, later served as first Chair of the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry. Despite having its first meeting in Winnipeg, the Canadian Committee had most of its leadership and activities in Toronto. Toronto residents Sydney Harris (later Judge Harris), David Satok, Genya Intrator and David Sadowski all chaired this committee as it developed a national agenda through contacts with affiliated organizations across the country, while coordinating internationally with groups such as the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews based in New York.
Towards the end of the 1980s, many of the restrictions regarding exit visas for refusniks were removed and increasingly Russian Jews began to immigrate to Israel, the United States and Canada. A large percentage of the latter settled in Toronto. By 1991, in response to the changes in Russia and the former Soviet republics, the CJC’s local and national Soviet Jewry Committees were wound up and their leadership began to focus on new issues, such as the integration of Soviet Jewish immigrants into Canada and the continuing struggle to fight antisemitism in the successor states of the former Soviet Union. To this end, the CJC formed a Political Liaison Committee in the early 1990s. Internationally, however, many Russian Jewish advocacy groups continued to operate on the foundation of activism and community organization established during the decades of solidarity built around the Soviet Jewry cause.
Custodial History
The records in this series were accumulated and maintained in the offices of the CJC under the jurisdiction of Samuel Resnick, in his role as the Director of the Community Action for Israel Committee, and as the main CJC staff employee for overseeing the Action Committee for Soviet Jewry and Steering Committee for Soviet Jewry, which eventually coalesced as simply the Committee for Soviet Jewry circa 1977. By 1980, Resnick’s title was Director of the Committee for Soviet Jewry, Central Region, making him the primary full-time staffer of the CJC involved in the Soviet Jewry cause.
Scope and Content
Series consists of extensive planning, administrative and operational records including meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and membership lists. Records pertaining to activities include numerous event and protest photographs, articles, petitions, posters and other press materials. Records related to the gathering of information regarding Soviet Jewry include transcripts of telegrams and telephone conversations, background fact sheets and many individual case files.
This series has been arranged into six sub-series. Sub-series 1 consists of Ontario Region committee meeting agendas and minutes. Sub-series 2 consists of the correspondence files documenting various activities of that committee. Sub-series 3 consists of the agendas, minutes and general correspondence of the National Committee for Soviet Jewry. Sub-series 4 consists of records documenting affiliated Jewish organizations that collaborated with the CJC in protesting the persecution of Soviet Jews. Sub-series 5 consists of records documenting the various protest activities such as lobbying, letter writing, public rallies, marches and demonstrations. Sub-series 6 , Rufusnik Cases, consists of 3 sub-sub-series, containing individual case files, large published lists, and reference publications about Soviet Jews who were refused permission to emigrate (refusniks).
Notes
Physical extent note: although over 28 m of Soviet Jewry records were originally transferred to the OJA, more than 23 m of those records have been culled due to their origin (non-Canadian sources), format (outside periodicals and publications), because they were merely externally-created reference materials, or because they were part of the very large volumes of duplicates that made up the majority of the box contents. Records documenting the activities of other CJC Committees have also been removed for future processing within more appropriately-titled series within Fonds 17.
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Soviet Union
Arrangement
Because the Soviet Jewry records donated by the Canadian Jewish Congress had not been maintained in a discernable original order, they had to be reorganized into their current arrangement by the processing archivist.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1880
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1880
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 9, 1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 30 x 85 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals in front of the Albertonia Hotel in Mississauga. Present are Arthur Cohen and N.L. Nathanson.
Name Access
Nathanson, N.L.
Cohen, Arthur
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Mississauga (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1881
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1881
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 87 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals standing outside at a convention for Eastern Managers of Famous Players Canadian Corporation. Convention was held August 24-25, 1926.
Name Access
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Creator
Panoramic Camera Company
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1918
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1918
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2470
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2470
Material Format
graphic material
Date
October 4, 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the ILGWU Second Annual Conference of Canadian locals at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2472
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2472
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Jewish National Workers Alliance of America. The are posed in front of a building draped in Yiddish banners. The location of the convention is uncertain.
Notes
Part of the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1270
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1270
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
The Jewish National Workers Alliance's first Ontario District convention took place July 13-14, 1918. The convention was likely held in Toronto. Identified in this photograph are: Max Manson, Abe Shatz, Mr. Sheinhouse, Hershel Meyer Kirshenbaum, Avrom Fryman, Ben Shatz, Louie Shatz, Moishe Kirshenbaum, Mr. Heller, and Zalman Cohen.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor
Labor unions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
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
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Zionism
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6067
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6067
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 31 July 1938 and 1 Aug. 1, 1938]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Dr. Mark Zimmerman standing in front row with book in hand.
Rabbi Morris (Kertzer?) front row with white pants.
Rabbi David Kirshenbaum, 2nd row from back and next to him is Rabbi Kertzer's father (with moustache).
Chaim Kirshenbaum, last row right.
In front of London Talmud Torah.
Notes
Original photo by Art Photo Studio, London.
Name Access
Kertzer, Rabbi Morris
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kirshenbaum, David, 1902-
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6068
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6068
Material Format
graphic material
Date
December 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Front row centre: Rabbi Rose (Director of Young Judaea).
To his right: Mrs. Miller (President of Montreal Hadassah).
To her right: Chaim Kirshenbaum.
Mrs. Rose is sitting at end to left.
Dr. Issy Kreel, prominent surgeon is at end right.
To Rabbi Rose's left is person who started first car rental (Hertz) in Israel.
Name Access
Rose, Rabbi
Miller, Mrs.
Hadassah-Wizo
Young Judaea
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kreel, Dr. Issy
Ottawa
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6034
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6034
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Identified in the photograph is: Dr. Sam Hurwich, M. Kramer, Sarah Heller, Albert Edelstein, M. Kurtzman, Chana Meltzer, Nachman Lovinsky, Esther Kramer, Avrum Green, Esther Grant, I.S. Weinrot, Dave Gold, and Florence Manson.
Probably in front of 24 Cecil St.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3872
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3872
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 August, 1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: David Newman; Jack Burke.
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Young Judaea
Burke, Jack
Newman, David
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6032
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6032
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Perhaps Geverkshaften.
Includes: Abe Freeman, Max Manson, Nachman Lovinsky, A. Rhinewine; H.M.Kirshenbaum; Dr. Sam Hurwich; Israel Freeman; I.J. Weinrob; Louis Coldoff; Yisroel Meriminski of Israel; Sonya and Joseph Marin.
Notes
Photo by M. Schlachter, Modern Studio, Toronto.
Name Access
Coldoff, Louis
Freeman, Israel
Kirshenbaum, H.M.
Rhinewine, A.
Weinrob, I.J.
Subjects
Committees
Labor Zionism
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
September 7, 1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
6th from left: Rae Weingluck (née Simon, wife of Henry Weingluck).
Also pictured are: David Dunkelman; Rose Dunkelman; Archie Freiman; Lillian Freiman.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Freiman, Lillian
Freiman, Archie
Weingluck, Rae
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Zionists
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1269
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1269
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in the photo is: Shlomo Yollek, Hersh Meyer Kirshenbaum, Yitshak Weinroth, Louie Siegel, Dr. Sam Hurwich, Yisrael Fryman, Fishel Wallerstein, Shabbsai Rappaport, Ben Shatz, J. Zweig, Joe Cash, David Cooper, Nachman, Lovensky, Harry Sher, A. Levenson, George Sheinhouse, Moishe Kachuk, and Zalman, Cohen.
Notes
Original photo by Famous Studios, Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Jewish Organizations
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.
Related Material
See photo #12: Jewish National Workers Alliance, Members of the Office Committee [graphic material]. -- 12 June 1942.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2466
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2466
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the first Ontario conference of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Farband) in Toronto. Identified in the photograph are Steinhouse (George's father); Moshe [Kirshenbaum?]; Zalman Cohen; H. M. Kirshenbaum; Avrom Freiman; Benny Shatz; Louis Shatz; Abi Shatz.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Farband
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4803
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4803
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Possibly Eaton Auditorium.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
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
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a Hadassah convention banquet at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
Original photo by A.B.C. News Pictures, 87 King St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Dinners and dining
Women
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
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1617
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1617
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1939 or 1940]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Photo by Modern Studio
Name Access
Farband
Independent Workers' Circle Joint Committee
Leivick, H.
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Committees
Lectures and lecturing
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto Islands (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-11-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph taken of individuals at the Labour Zionist Movement's Actions Committee at the 4th National Convention eating dinner.
Name Access
Labour Zionist Movement
Montreal
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor Zionism
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.
Creator
Federal Photos
Accession Number
1987-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 513
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
513
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 14, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the 7th convention of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance in Toronto.
Notes
Writing on the verso says: Donated in memory of Sholom Katz (July 5, 1893-April 5, 1975), born in Poland, came to Canada in 1910, by his wife Rochel.
Negative is missing (Oct. 2, 2013)
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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