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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
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
sound recording
Date
1939-2008
Physical Description
27 cm of textual records
990 photographs (338 negatives, 489 jpgs)
13 cassettes
Admin History/Bio
United Jewish Welfare Fund's annual general meeting is the annual gathering of general delegates and members of the UJA Federation Council. In general, the Annual Meeting is adjourned after the introductory speeches, then the Council convenes for its meeting, adjourns and the Annual Meeting is re-convened. The Council is made up of delegates representing synagogues, agencies, schools, communal organizations, societies and landsmenshaften of the Toronto community. It is responsible for electing the Federation President, Governors and directors of UJA Federation, as well as appointing auditors, introducing and approving the by-laws of UJA Federation/UJWF. Until 2005, the AGM included the presentation of the Shem Tov volunteer recognition awards, the Leadership Development Awards, the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit for outstanding volunteer contributions, and beginning in 1997, the Phil Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence. The AGM was usually followed by a reception.
Starting in 1975, when the merger of CJC's Central Region and UJWF was initiated, there continued to be multiple annual meetings for the organizations that today are encompassed by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In the second half of the 1970s, during the interim period before the adoption of a constitution for the new Toronto Jewish Congress, CJC and UJWF, though they began to have joint meetings and programs, continued to operate separately with separate executives. Once the establishment of TJC was finalized, UJWF "ceas[ed] to exist as a functional community organization" but remained as a "wholly owned subsidiary" of TJC. UJWF remained a legal entity and a partner in the United Jewish Appeal campaign, and was separate insofar as it produced its own financial reports and held its own annual meetings. Similarly, the UJA, as a program of UJWF, held its own annual meetings.
Scope and Content
Series consists of meeting agendas, minutes, programmes, speeches, delegate and nominee lists, correspondence and audio recordings of annual meetings of the United Jewish Welfare Fund/Toronto Jewish Congress/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto/UJA Federation from 1939 to 2009, and photographs from annual meetings and awards receptions from 1978 to 2004.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 2 for minutes of the annual meetings of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
See Series 2 for the Annual Reports of UJWF, produced each year in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
2005-2-10
1993-6-3
1994-5-1
2002-10-63
2009-7-10
1996-2-1
2000-5-5
2009-12-10
2009-9-9
2010-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 Jan. 1980-9 Mar. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the agenda, minutes, lists of delegates and nominees, a ballot, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, speeches and memoranda, related to the 1978 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The records also include the minutes from a special meeting of the Council of TJC, convened in conjunction with the regular AGM, and several TJC-related clippings.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
29 Mar. 1981-29 May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of the 1981 Annual Meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress and United Jewish Welfare Fund. The TJC records include the programme, agenda, minutes, a list of nominees, a ballot, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, the president's report and memoranda. The records also include the minutes from a special meeting of the Council of TJC, convened in conjunction with the regular AGM.
The UJWF meeting records include the agenda and minutes.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
43
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 Mar. 1982-29 Mar. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, the agenda, minutes, a list of the head table, a list of nominees, the slate of officers, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, several clippings and memoranda related to the 1982 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
44
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
21 Feb. 1983-22 Mar. 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records from the 1983 Annual Meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress and United Jewish Welfare Fund. The TJC records include the agenda, minutes, a blank ballot, the head table list, notes for the chairman, the president's address, lists of officers and nominees, clippings and photographs. The photographs are of: Wilfred Posluns and J. B. Salsberg speaking at the podium; the awarding of the Ben Sadowski Award for community leadership to J. B. Salsberg; and the passing of a gavel between 1982-1983 TJC president Wilfred Posluns and incoming president, Irving Feldman, Q.C.
The UJWF Annual Meeting records include a set of unofficial minutes.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, the programme, minutes, a blank ballot, the head table list, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, the president's address, a ballot and several clippings related to the 1984 Annual Meeting of the Toronto Jewish Congress.
Notes
The president's address of Irving Feldman is a hand-written photocopy.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
46
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
27 May 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
12 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, the programme, minutes, notes for the chairman, related clippings, correspondence, the list of nominees, the slate of officers and photographs from the 1985 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. People in the photographs include: Irving Feldman, the outgoing president; Ronald Appleby, incoming president; Leadership Development Award recipients Samuel Schwartz and Marlene Walker; Toronto Jewish Cultural Council Writer's Award winners Harold Troper and Irving Abella; Meyer Feldman; Wilfred Posluns, winner of the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit; Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein; and TJC Executive Director Steven Ain.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
23 Oct. 1985-20 May 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, agenda, minutes, the head table list, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, lists of nominees and the slate of officers, related clippings, correspondence and photographs from the 1986 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The images include Steven Ain, Irving Feldman, Wilfred Posluns and Ronald Appleby. They also include a shot of the audience, Judy Scheininger and Elizabeth Wolfe receiving the TJC Leadership Development Award, and Harry Steiner receiving the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit from Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
48
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
21 May 1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, minutes, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, related clippings, a poster and correspondence relating to the 1987 Annual Meeting of the Toronto Jewish Congress. There are two photographs, one of Dr. Arnold ("Bucky") Epstein presenting the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit to Murray Koffler, and the other with outgoing president Ronald Appleby and president elect Herb Rosenfeld. The records in the file also include lists of officers, nominees, the head table and recipients of the volunteer recognition awards.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
49
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1987-25 May 1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 negatives : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the agenda, a programme, minutes, lists of officers, nominees and the head table, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, correspondence, a flyer, related clippings and photographs from the 1988 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The records also include a CJC calendar for May 1988, the International Solidarity Month for Soviet Jewry, with organizations' events listed, including the TJC AGM and its salute to two Soviet Jews.
The photographs in the file include volunteer recognition award winners Professor Sydney Eisen and Richard Krelstein, Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein presenting the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit, TJC executive member Adrienne Offman presenting the Leadership Development Award to Linda Kahn, and TJC president, Herb Rosenfeld.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 Nov. 1988-29 May 1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes and the year-end financial statement from the 1989 Annual Meeting of United Jewish Welfare Fund. The file also contains records from the Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress: the agenda, minutes, lists of officers, the head table and nominees for TJC Council, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, the president's address and other speeches, correspondence and a related clipping.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-2008
Physical Description
34 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of the published annual reports of the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1938 to 2007. Aside from the 1944 report, there is a complete run from 1938 to 1966. Missing editions from later years are from the periods 1967 to 1972, 1975 to 1978, and 1992 to 2003.
Although all records in this series were created by the United Jewish Welfare Fund, from 1948 onwards the titles of individual volumes display the name of the fund-raising appeal portion of the UJWF. Thus the title reference is to the United Jewish Appeal from 1948 to 1975, to the Toronto Jewish Congress form 1976 to 2000, and to the United Jewish Appeal Federation from 2000 to 2008.
Many individual annual reports include:an "Honour Roll" of contributors, a list of all UJWF officers and executives, detailed list of all those involved in the annual fund-raising campaign, a statement of annual revenues and expenditures, and a schedule of grants to all recipient agencies. Most also include brief descriptions of the missions and accomplishments of the recipient organizations.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 3 for the annual reports of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.
See Fonds 67, Series 1 for records of the Annual Meetings of the UJWF that created much of the content for the Annual Reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1979-1980 annual report of the Toronto Jewish Congress (United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1982-1983 annual report of the Toronto Jewish Congress (United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1984-1985 annual report of the Toronto Jewish Congress (United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1986-1987 annual report of the Toronto Jewish Congress (United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 2; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Reports series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
2
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Achievements and Challenges, 1988/1989
Date
1988-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of the 1988-1989 annual report of the Toronto Jewish Congress (United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Constitutional Committee of the UJWF appears to have met irregularly over the years whenever the potential need for its constitution and/or by-laws appears to require changing, updating or modernizing.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one sub-series: 4-1 Constitutional development records, which document the continuing efforts of the Constitution Committee of the UJWF to improve and update its constitution and by-laws.
Notes
Access restriciton note: Records documenting the meeting minutes and activities of this committee are CLOSED until they are more than ten years old.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1983
Physical Description
1 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of three sub-series; Meeting Minutes; Budget Reports, Submissions and Planning Information; and General Ledgers. These records document the activities of the Budget and Finance Committee while managing the major financial responsibilities of the UJWF. Files are arranged chronologically within each sub-series.
Notes
Records documenting the meeting minutes and activities of this committee are CLOSED until they are more than ten years old.
Related Material
See Fonds 66, Series 7, for records of the Budget Committee of the predecessor organization, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
17
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1938-2008
Physical Description
2.18 m of textual records and other materials
Admin History/Bio
Superseding the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the first Annual Campaign of the new United Jewish Welfare Fund took place in 1938. It combined the appeals of 37 organizations into one, eliminating much of the inefficiency and competition of the previous twenty years. Money raised was for agencies and causes new and traditional, local and overseas. Recipients included; the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Relief Agencies, the Joint Distribution Committee, and Palestine. In 1938, Campaign could be completed within a mere two weeks and raised $161,000. This figure rose to $348,000 in 1942 and surpassed one million dollars in 1951. When the State of Israel was established in 1948, Campaign was combined with the CJC and the United Palestine appeals into a new, combined campaign and re-named The United Jewish Appeal (UJA).
With different local and world challenges and crises over time, annual campaigns have had a variety of foci: for example, the plight of Displaced Persons in Europe after the Second World War; the 1957 Rescue Campaign for refugees in Russia, Europe and North Africa; the first Emergency Campaign in 1967 in response to the Six Days’ War; and Operation Exodus 1990-1991, which raised funds to aid Soviet Jews.
Early Campaign leadership was provided by lay people. Chairmen of the Campaign Cabinet included Samuel Godfrey, Ben Sadowski, Samuel J. Granatstein, Bernard Vise, Morris S. Till, and Samuel J. Zacks. A small administration committee carried out daily operations, but the bulk of the fundraising work was performed by the Service Council, a group of volunteers who planned, canvassed and evaluated each campaign, as well as organizing educational programs and public meetings. A Women’s Service Council and a Young Peoples’ Service Council also played key fundraising roles.
Canvassing was conducted by volunteers from each professional or trade Division, such as doctors, lawyers, retail sales, etc. The volunteers were responsible for canvassing the members of their own group. A special Women’s Campaign had its own chair, sub-committees and programming. Divisions were further added to reflect the amounts of donations, Top Gifts, and Major Gifts for example. By the 1980s, the Service Councils had given way to professional Campaign Associates employed by UJWF. With further changes to UJWF/UJA Federation’s structure, Campaign first fell under the Financial Resource Development Department, then Integrated Development, and, in 2009, the Centre for Philanthropy. It is now supported by the Donor Relations Management, Donor Research, and Missions/VIP departments which cater to the diverse interests of individual donors.
Through the 1940s and 1950s, face-to-face canvassing was the norm, with donor’s names and gifts published in the UJWF annual report. By the 1960s, an expanding community and a need for efficiency increased the use of the telephone, with regular telethons involving hundreds of volunteers. In 1970, a regular springtime Walk with Israel was included within the rest of Campaign events. In the 21st Century, the internet is used to solicit donations, publicize campaign news and events, and register volunteers for telethons and events like the Walk.
Scope and Content
Series consists of two sub-series, Walk with Israel (sub-series 17-1) and General Campaign Records (sub-series 17-2).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes photographs, videocassettes, posters, DVDs, artfacts and books.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of reports, correspondence, by-laws, draft by-laws, and earlier constitutions all documenting efforts to examine the need for, and present recommended changes to, the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, correspondence, and draft by-laws all documenting the continuing process of updating and improving the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, correspondence, and copies of several revisions of the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
5-5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1982
Physical Description
2.4 m of of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The position of Executive Director was created in the 1936-37 period during which the United Jewish Welfare Fund replaced the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies as Toronto's central Jewish community fundraising organization. The Executive Director always sat on the Executive Committee, sometimes as Secretary, other times as Chair. Most significantly, this person was the senior responsible manager for the day-to-day administration of the activities and responsibilities of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of the correspondence and memoranda records of the Executive Directors of the UJWF. Records in this series are divided into two sub-series: correspondence and memoranda.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1983
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of meeting minutes of the Budget and Finance Committee. Files are arranged chronologically.
Related Material
For records of the predecessor of this sub-committee see Fonds 66, Sub-series 7-1, Meeing Minutes of the Budget Committee of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Apr. 1982-13 May 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Sept. 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1981-1982 budget of the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Dec. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the 1980-1981 budget of the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 June 1982-21 July 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes and budget submission for the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Apr. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the Budget Submission 1982 - 1983 to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting minutes of the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Apr. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of budget submission 1982-1983 to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Apr. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of budget submission 1982-1983 to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 May 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of budget submission 1982 -1983 to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists reports for the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists meeting minutes of the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
6 May 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists budget submission to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Apr. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists budget submission to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
31 Dec. 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a financial statement presented to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 7-1; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Meeting Minutes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-1
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 May 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a budget submission 1982-1983 to the UJWF Budget Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Budget and Finance Committee series
Reports, submissions and budget planning information sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
7-2
File
68
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of budget planning information correspondence and financial statements about UJWF agencies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[197?]-2008
Physical Description
1.8 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
UJA Federation’s Walk with Israel was first held in May 1970, when it was called the UJA Walkathon. The first Walk was organized quickly with no advance publicity, yet it still raised $55,000. In the early years, funds raised in the Walk went into UJA’s Israel Special Fund. Since then, the money has supported particular projects in Israel that often involve children, since children are the main fundraisers in the event. The Walk with Israel has grown into the largest event in the Toronto Jewish community, with over 20,000 people participating as volunteers or walkers, and funds raised reaching as high as $400,000. The event has had several name changes since 1970: Walk for Israel (1978-1993); Community March for Israel (1994-1996); Israel Funwalk (1998-2002); and the current name, Walk with Israel.
The Walk with Israel is one of the programs mounted by the Annual Campaign department of UJA Federation. It is planned by a Cabinet Committee, with one or two laypeople as chairs, and numerous sub-committees. The main UJA staff undertaking the planning and execution is the Walk Coordinator. Each year, sub-committees are formed for recruitment, logistics, marketing and public relations, the Festival, food, entertainment, etc. The Walk also involves many outside entities: companies approached for prizes, donations or sponsorship; entertainment groups; the Toronto police force, which provides traffic control, marshalling and a parade permit; city government, for park use permits and outdoor signage; community groups mounting displays; costumed character rental companies; and manufacturers of the t-shirts, hats and buttons produced each year for Walk participants.
In addition to being a major fundraiser, the Walk fashioned itself initially as a fitness challenge to children and athletes, with a route as long as 31 kilometres in 1976. Over the years, this length has been reduced significantly, with the event evolving into a more manageable and family-oriented event. In the last decade, with periods of tension overseas, it has been framed as a demonstration of solidarity with Israel. Alongside the main event, alternative fundraisers such as a large Raffle, Dance-a-thon, Aerob-a-thon and Learn-a-thon for Eitz Chaim day schools, have been held in some years to encourage more people to contribute. Incentives for those who collect sponsors have grown over the years, from free t-shirts to a succession of prizes depending on the amount of funds raised. The grand prize draw for many years was two El Al airline tickets to Israel.
The location of the Walk has moved from the Bathurst Street 'corridor' of the Jewish community, to a downtown route that for some years went through the historic Jewish neighbourhood of Kensington Market and more recently, begins and ends at Coronation Park by the lakeshore and winds around the downtown streets. There is now also a kick-off party at the Walk’s starting point. Since 1984, the Walk has culminated in a big festival, featuring rides, petting zoos, a barbecue, musical entertainment, clowns and other attractions. This was usually held in a park or the BJCC parking lot. When the Walk route moved downtown, the Festival shifted to Ontario Place, and more recently, it has taken place on the CNE grounds by the lakeshore. Since 2007, the Festival has been sponsored by RioCan, and 'yogen fruz' became a major sponsor of the Walk in 2008. Other Walk sponsors have included Roots Canada (supplier of t-shirts), Shopper’s Drug Mart, Henry’s camera centre, Canada Trust, National Bank Financial Group, and the Canadian Zionist Federation.
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains records that document the planning and coordination of the Walk for Israel each year, as well as photographs and other records from the day itself and post-walk evaluation and wrap-up activities. The records include meeting notices, agendas and minutes, information sheets, lists, schedules, sitemaps, correspondence, school presentations, permits, press releases, design work, invoices, flyers, and photographs. Materials distibuted to participants include walker passports that had to be verified at each checkpoint, sponsor books, collection envelopes, tickets and other ephemera.
Most of the records have been arranged by year, broken down by function, in the following order: Walk oversight (the Walk Committee and chairs); recruitment of participants; volunteers; logistics such as route and police/security coverage; publicity and public relations, design of memorabilia (i.e. hats); sponsorship and prizes; financial management; the Walk event itself; the Festival; related fundraisers, particularly the Eitz Chaim Day Schools Learnathon; and post-event evaluation. The Festival records document the planning of food, entertainment, displays, amusements, and volunteers, and include photographs taken on the day of the event.
Sub-series 17-1 also includes individual files containing photographs from ranges of years. These were added to this series after the major portion of the "Walk" records had already been processed.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes ca. 4513 photographs (1948 negatives, 431 jpgs), 8 videocassettes, 4 optical discs (videos), 12 posters, 13 t-shirts, 4 buttons, 2 shoelaces, 1 jacket and several hats.
Reproduction restriction note: Though there is no textual evidence indicating ownership of copyright, it is believed that all rights to the Graphic Artists negatives in this sub-series were transferred to UJA Federation (Communications department), since they were the ultimate possessors of the negatives. Copyright for photographs by Stephen Epstein remains in his possession. Other UJA staff photographs by Eve Marks are the physical and intellectual property of UJA Federation.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1
Material Format
object
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 hat
Scope and Content
Item is a blue and white painter's cap that reads "UJA Walk for Israel" along the front. There is a footprint printed on the top and the sponsors' logos are across the back. The sponsors are Paul Slavens Real Estate Limited, Coca-Cola, H. Halpern men's shirts and accessories, Shoppers Drug Mart, Henry's camera centre, and Beaver Canoe clothing company.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
17-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1941-1990
Physical Description
30 cm textual records
13 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 20 cm and 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of a variety of files concerning various aspects of Campaign. These are frequently all the textual records that survive from the 1940s through the mid 1970s and offer just glimpses of the activities that were involved in raising funds for the UJWF and its agencies. Included are brochures, event invitations, reports and worker kits. Also included are a few file of various campaign events photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-2; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1990
Physical Description
13 photographs : 20x25 cm and 10x15 cm, b&w and col.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of participants and invited dignitaries for formal events supporting the United Israel Appeal campaign. Images include those of Yitzak Rabin, Golda Meir, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yittzak Shamir, Henry Kissinger and Women's Campaign chair Julia Koschitzky.
Name Access
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Koschitzky, Julia, 1943-
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Netanyahu, Binyamin, 1949-
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Shamir, Itzhak, 1915-2012
Subjects
Diplomats--United States
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-2; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-2
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1990
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of participants in 4 or 5 Campaign events. The only person identified is Judy Engel, from the Women's Campaign.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-2; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-2
File
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
11 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of participants at a formal fund-raising event in 1988. When identified, names may be on the reverse side of the images.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-2; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
General Campaign records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-2
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Volume 8, Number 21.
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of four "fact sheets" which list the various charities and organizations supported by the UJA.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 5-5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1982
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of the correspondence files of of the Executive Directors of the UJWF. File titles are those supplied when they were created and may reflect the subject, origin and/or recipient of the contents. Records in this sub-sub series are arranged in chronological order.
Related Material
See Fonds 67, Sub-sub-series 5-5-2, Memoranda for other records of the Executive Director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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