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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
28
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1908-1979, predominant 1955-1976
Physical Description
7.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC adhered to the principles of the Jerusalem Programme of the World Zionist Movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1898 during the First Zionist Congress held in Basle Switzerland. These principles included: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada operated as an umbrella group that oversaw Zionist funds and administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) records span a 70 year period between 1908, with the formation of the Toronto Zionist Council (and its affiliated corporation, the United Zionists of Toronto) and the creation of the Zionist Organization of Canada in 1921, until 1978. The bulk of the records in the fonds were created after 1950.
The fonds is organized into two sous-fonds and eight record series. The sous-fonds contain records of the ZOC Central Region and the Toronto Zionist Council, which exercised considerable autonomy in their work under the ZOC umbrella. The record series include records relating to: ZOC's executive bodies, the National Administrative Council and Executive Board, and their predecessor, the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1976); the National Camps Association, responsible for overseeing the administration of summer camps owned by ZOC (1961-1968); Canadian Young Judaea, the youth wing of ZOC which was also responsible for the operation of ZOC summer camps (1957-1978); the ZOC Department of Education and Culture's cable television programme, Shalom (1971-1977); ZOC national conventions (1946-1975); the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, of which ZOC became a member organization on its formation in 1967 (1972-1978); and the 28th World Zionist Congress held in 1972. The fonds also includes a series of subject files, the primary recordkeeping system for ZOC's administration, and a series of photographs of prominant persons and events maintained by ZOC for its public relations work.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes: ca. 1100 photographs (b&w and col.; some negatives), 24 embossed prints, 3 film reels (col., Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (col., VHS).
Associated material note: Additional records of the Zionist Organization of Canada can be found at the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives (Montreal), Library & Archives Canada (Ottawa), and the World Zionist Organization's Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem)
Name Access
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Zionism
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Zionist Organization of Canada (1921-1978)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
28
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 scrapbook : 47 x 31 cm.
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine clippings, invitations, correspondence, telegrams, and advertisements about the various celebrations in Canada of the tenth anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.
Subjects
Israel--Anniversaries, etc
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 8; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National conventions series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
8
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the promotional invitation to the convention, newspaper articles in the Israeli press announcing and promoting the convention, correspondence, advertisements, press releases and promotional posters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a publication listing the holdings of the Central Zionist Archives of the World Zionist Organization in Jerusalem, general correspondence concerning: available information and publications; an opinion on the constitution of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada; and circular letters concerning new literature available through the World Zionist Organization.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 10; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
World Zionist Organization series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
10
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of the guide book produced for the 28th World Jewish Congress.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Commission of Enquiry Regarding Canadian Olim sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-5
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a brief submitted to the members of the Commission. The brief contains clippings from the Israeli press regarding the Commission.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Commission of Enquiry Regarding Canadian Olim sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-5
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence; notices and memoranda; and press clippings from Canadian and Israeli newspapers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Zionist Book Club series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Zionist Book Club series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of notices and invitations to events sponsored by the book club and the Education and Programme Department. Programmes include: independent study lessons in modern Hebrew co-sponsored by Karen Hatarbut, and the events surrounding Jewish Book Month 1967.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 136
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
136
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and offices of The Jewish Agency.
Name Access
George Liban
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 161
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
161
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence between the Zionist Organization of Canada and the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada concerning the birthday celebrations honouring Kalman Berger, The Farband and a copy of the June 1967 edition of The View.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 225
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
225
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence with the Royal Bank of Canada concerning the move to the new Zionist Centre in Toronto, the Jewish Public Library and a schedule of functions and events for the visit of Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz to Toronto. The file also includes correspondence from Mr. Egon Rohmann concerning relations with the United Church of Canada, historical revision, and Israel.
Name Access
Rabinowitz, Rabbi Louis
Royal Bank of Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Massad sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Massad sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
1-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of monthly newspapers for campers, staff and others associated with Camp Massad.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-2; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Toronto Zionist Council sous-fonds
Level
File
Fonds
28-2
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a guest book list of 145 names of people in attendance at the 16th Anniversary of the State of Israel celebration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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