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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
6
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Margery Sanford, Adele Sandberg and Myriam P. Wolf ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Aug. 1979
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
10
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Adele E. Sandberg and Margery Sanford ; introduction by Martin Gilbert ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Sept. 1984
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
9
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Adele E. Sandberg, Margery Sanford and Myriam P. Wolf ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Sept. 1982
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
8
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Adele E. Sandberg, Margery Sanford and Myriam P. Wolf ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Sept. 1981
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
7
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Margery Sanford and Adele Sandberg ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Oct. 1980
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
12
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Adele E. Sandberg and Margery Sanford ; introduction by Elie Wiesel ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Sept. 1986
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
2
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Written and edited by Judith Matz and Margery Sanford ; coordinated by Tina Freiman and Myriam Wolf ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Aug. 1976
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
5
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Margery Sanford, Myriam P. Wolf and Judith Matz ; introduction by Dante B. Fascell ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Aug. 1978
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Subjects
Antisemitism--Soviet Union
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1980-July 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains news releases, clippings and programmes related to the third annual summer vigil held on 11 and 12 June 1980 at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto.
Places
Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-6; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-6
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings from local Toronto and Jewish newspapers about Soviet Jewry related news, in particular the dire situation of refuseniks in the Soviet Union.
Subjects
Refuseniks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File includes a representative sample of greeting cards and protest postcards that were typically sent to Soviet Jewish families for major holidays.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
6 May 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a single poster for a protest rally sponsored by the Toronto Conference on Soviet Jewry.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
3
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Myriam P. Wolf, Tina Freiman, Judith Matz and Margery Sanford ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Mar. 1977
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
File
4
Material Format
text
Responsibility
Margery Sanford Myriam P. Wolf and Judith Matz ; introduction by Alexander Lerner ; translation by Irving Dalin
Date
Oct. 1977
Physical Description
1 v. : unbound
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
295
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Oct. 1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters to Soviet Jews returned by postal authorities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
94
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence from the Winnipeg branch of the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry, both copies and originals, as well as some correspondence between Winnipeg and Toronto members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
125
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains printed prayer services, a programme, notices and correspondence concerning services held 15 Mar. 1984 in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-4; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-4
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The student council was affiliated with the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews and had chapters at York University and the University of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File includes liaison lists with affiliated organizations, details of co-activities, meeting minutes, correspondence, a conference program, and news bulletins.
Notes
The Toronto Student Council for Soviet Jews became The Toronto Student Council for Oppressed Jews in 1975. See corresponding file for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Level
File
Fonds
14
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of transcripts documenting the history of the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1955]-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports summarizing the history of the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of signed petitions addressed to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of signed petitions addressed to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of signed petitions addressed to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of signed petitions addressed to the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Alexei Kosygin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
105
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1981-May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
15 photographs : col. ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, photographs, programmes and newspaper clippings concerning a symposium held at Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue on 21 April, 1981.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of blank stationary with Toronto Student Council for Soviet Jews letterhead.
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 855
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
855
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
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 856
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
856
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an undated list of the synagogue's activities for the Soviet Jewry cause.
Name Access
Beth Tikvah Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 99
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
99
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1980-Dec. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, news releases, fact sheets and programme details concerning a conference organized by the Ontario region of the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry held on 6 and 7 Dec. 1980 in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 163
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
163
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 print : 57 x 36 cm
Subjects
Antisemitism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
119
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports documenting the history of the organization and the agreement between its two founding organizations.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
1
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
3 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of three oral histories of Sara Godfrey, Lou Zimmerman and Alex Wineck.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
2
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
4 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of four oral histories of Harvey Blackstein, Lou Borsook, Harry Pullen and Bert Godfrey.
Notes
Availability of other formats: Harvey Blackstein's oral history is available as a WAV file.
Name Access
Blackstein, Harvey, 1912-1986
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
3
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1982
Physical Description
5 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
File consists of five oral histories Joe Addison, Anne Roher, Abe Posluns, Jack Oelbaum, and Stan Krivy.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Oral history program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the release forms for interviews with Harry Pullan, Stan Krivy, Sara Godfrey, Jack Oelbaum, Joe Addison, Lou Zimmerman, and Anne Roher.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds
Formation and history series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 75; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds
Formation and history series
Level
Series
Fonds
75
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1947, [ca. 1980]
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to the history of JVS. Included is a document outlining the decision to close the Canadian Jewish Congress' Rehabilitation Committee, a survey conducted to determine the necessity of establishing a vocational services agency in Toronto, and a document on the history of the JVS.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding a CBC program with episodes about different cultural groups in Canada and possible representation by the Jewish community.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 742
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
742
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the All For One Society Executive on an outing, likely in High Park.
Name Access
All For One Society
Subjects
Societies
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
High Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4408
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4408
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Wally Reinstein, the National Hillel co-ordinator lighting a candle for Soviet refuseniks at Nathan Phillips Square. A Jewish Student's Union B'nai Brith Hillel banner can be seen in the background.
Notes
Original photos by Graphic Artists, Toronto.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Hanukkah
Refuseniks
Places
Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4407
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4407
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Wally Reinstein, National Hillel Co-ordinator.
Notes
Original photos by Graphic Artists, Toronto.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Hanukkah
Refuseniks
Places
Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4406
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4406
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
Wally Reinstein, National Hillel Co-ordinator.
Notes
Original photos by Graphic Artists, Toronto.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Hanukkah
Refuseniks
Places
Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Case files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Case files series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1975
Physical Description
1.66 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In general terms, the majority of Jewish immigrants arrived from Eastern Europe during the inter-war years settling primarily in the Kensington Market area working mainly as laborers in the garment industry or as peddlers. Immigrants sought the aid of the Folks Farein for financial assistance by helping to reduce fees for hospital stays, physicians, pharmaceuticals, dentists, vision care, medical appliances, home care, rent, food relief and specifically Passover relief, and legal fees. The Folks Farein would also provide interpretation services when necessary, such as at Toronto hospitals and when dealing with legal services or city officials, as the majority of their clients spoke only Yiddish. The Folks Farein worked in conjunction with a number of medical and mental health institutions such as the Toronto Hospital, the Ontario Hospital Whitby, Mt. Sinai, the Sick Children's Hospital and the Hospital for Incurables. Case workers would often make site visits to client homes in order to assess and/or remedy their living situation.
Scope and Content
Series consists of case files of individuals or families seeking financial, medical and legal aid. The files include intake forms, remarks, medical reports, legal documents, correspondence with hospitals, physicians, charitable organizations, social service agencies, and the department of immigration. In most cases, multiple people are mentioned in the file, such as spouses and children, or close relatives.
Intake forms are divided into two sections: one that captures general biographical information about the client at first contact, such as the client name, age, current address, telephone number, occupation, employer, birthplace, citizenship, length of time in Canada and Toronto, names and number of children, and name of spouse and relatives; and one section that captures ongoing general remarks about the individual's situation as recorded by the case worker.
Medical reports include the nature of the client's illness and record of ongoing care, health care provider correspondence, administration of fees for service, prescriptions, date and cause of death.
Correspondence includes letters to and from social service agencies, government departments, medical institutions, legal services and religious institutions. Also included are client letters of thanks to the Folks Farein. Most client letters are written in Yiddish.
Legal documents include original passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, military records, landing papers, naturalization certificates, and medical certificates. Documents have often been translated from language of origin into English by case workers.
There are several different blocks of clients evident in the records: those who arrived during the inter-war years; post-Second World War refugees including those from DP camps brought over through the tailor's project, and those who were sponsored by relatives and businesses; those who came after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; and in the later years, first-born Canadians in need of assistance and those having lived in Canada for a considerable time applying for old age security and mother's allowance.
Researchers should consult the Folks Farein case file database for information on individual files.
Notes
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Case files are closed until 120 years after date of creation or 50 years after death. In some cases the death of the individual is noted in the file, but in many of these instances there are other family members mentioned and so this information will require redaction.
The series was formerly known as MG2 O1N
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
Case numbers are based upon the date a case was first opened. The title of each file contains the client name, address and case number. This arrangement has been maintained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding discrimination against Jews in the USSR, and a proposed conference to discuss this.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1936, 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news clippings and articles written by staff of the JFWB for publicity. Articles contain anonymous case histories of specific cases handled by the JFWB.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1962 -Aug. 1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters and Newspaper clippings regarding the "Kirschbaum Case"
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Vocational Services of Toronto fonds
Career, employment and training services series
Placement centre sub-series
Case files sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
75
Series
7-2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1954
Physical Description
3.16 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of the client cards kept by the Jewish Vocational Services from the late 1940s and 1950s. Many of the individuals documented in these cards were refugees who were assisted by the JVS in securing a job.
The cards contain information such as the client name, date of birth, date of contact with JVS, type of work, weight, height, education, name of parents, hair colour, UI number, languages spoken, years in Canada, dependents, type of work they were searching for and education. Each one documents the work placements the individual was given and dates along with the occasional comments about those experiences. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order by surname.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director (and whomever else) prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
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Accession Number
2002-10-34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 117
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
117
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding Jews For Jesus, including concern over their activities outside the Skydome in Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Jews for Jesus
Subjects
Jewish Christians
Messianic Judaism
Mission to Jews
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 127
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
127
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding a request for financial assistance from Congress to assist in the appeal of Mr. Kominek's conviction and sentence.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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