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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
ID
Fonds 28-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
Fonds
28-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1934-1978
Physical Description
4.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
From 1921 to 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada. The largest of the ZOC regions was the Central Region consisting of Ontario. Virtually all organizations, congregations, societies and ideological groupings having a Jewish heritage in Ontario participated in the activities of the Central Region of ZOC.
The Central Region administration mirrored the administration at the national level. It functioned through an Executive, a Regional Council, and various volunteer committees. The Ontario Camps Association provided governance for the summer camps in Ontario co-sponsored by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Hadassah-Wizo and Canadian Young Judaea. Programmes such as the Zionist Book Club, art exhibitions, lunch clubs and other activities have served to promote the ideals of Zionism and foster a stronger sense of Jewish identity among Jews throughout Ontario.
Regional Plenary conferences were held between the National Plenary conventions. This sous-fonds includes records of the 16th to 28th Central Region Conferences held between 1946 and 1968. Representatives from Central Region also participated as delegates to National Conventions and internationally in the World Zionist Congress.
Scope and Content
The Central Region sous-fonds documents the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada at the regional level. While the records cover the period between 1934 to 1978, the bulk of the records date from after 1960. As well as textual records and photographs, the sous-fonds includes films (and a video transfer of the films) of camp activities at Camp Solelim in 1974.
The sous-fonds is organized into 7 series: records of the Ontario Camps Association (1961-1978); auditor's reports prepared for the Central Region Treasury Board (1944-1970); records relating to the Zionist Book Club (1962-1978); Young Judaea (1955-1968); correspondence with community representatives (1965-1967); Central Region conferences (1946-1968); and, the Central Region administration's subject files (1952-1978).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 353 photographs, 3 film reels (Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (VHS).
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Level
Series
Fonds
28-1
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Date
1957-1978
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records
3 film reels (ca. 1 hr.) : col. ; Super 8 mm
1 videocassette (ca. 1 hr.) : col. ; VHS
Admin History/Bio
The Ontario Camps Association was established by the Zionist Organization of Canada as a regional administrative body reponsible for overseeing the operation of the ZOC-owned summer camps in Ontario. The Regional Executive Vice-President was in charge of supervising the Ontario Camps Association which also included the Ontario Zionist Region Committee on Camping. In addition to being charged with the general maintenence, upkeep, and operation of the Ontario camps, the Ontario Camps Association was also responsible for implementing the standards and guidelines set forth by the National Camps Association.
The Ontario Camps Association oversaw the operation of three camps in Ontario: Camp Shalom, Camp Solelim, and Camp Massad. Responsibility for Camp Biluim was shared by the Ontario Camps Association and the National Camps Association. Although it was located in the Ontario region, it was a leadership training institute and thus of national significance.
Scope and Content
The series is organized into 5 sub-series, containing records relating to the administrative functions of the Camps Association and the Ontario Zionist Region Committee on Camping (1965-1968), and to the summer camps under its governance: Camp Biluim (1963-1967); Camp Massad (1957-1970); Camp Shalom (1965-1978); and Camp Solelim (1965, 1974). The Camp Solelim sub-series also contains three Super 8 film reels depicting camp activities, and a videocassette transfer of these film reels created by the archives in 2003.
Name Access
National Zionist Camps Committee
Central Region Zionist Camps Committee
Camp Massad
Camp Shalom
Camp Solelim
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
28-1
Series
1-4
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Date
1965, 1974, 2003
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 film reels (ca. 1 hr.) : col. ; Super 8 mm
1 videocassette (ca. 1 hr.) : col. ; VHS
Admin History/Bio
Camp Solelim was founded in 1965 by the Zionist Organization of Canada as a leadership camp for Canadian Jewsih youth between the ages of 14 and 15. The camp was located just outside of Sudbury, Ontario and was under the direct supervision of the Ontario Camps Association, who recieved their standards and guidelines from the National Camps Association. However, daily operation and staffing of the camp was provided by Canadian Young Judaea, which still operates the camp today.
Scope and Content
The sub-series consists of procedure records, press and publicity records, programming records, financial records, and a visitor's day camp booklet, created between 1965 and 1968. The sub-series also contains 3 film reels created in 1974 and 1 videocassette transfer of those reels, depicting various camp activities.
Name Access
Camp Solelim
Canadian Young Judaea
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 1-4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Ontario Camps Association series
Camp Solelim sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
1-4
File
6
Material Format
moving images
Date
1974, 2003
Physical Description
3 film reels (ca. 1 hr.) : col. ; Super 8 mm
1 videocassette (ca. 1 hr.) : col. , VHS
Scope and Content
The file consists of three Super 8 film reels shot by Camp Solelim campers and staff of camp activities, Visitors' Day, and skits performed by the campers. One reel consists of various views and episodes of camp life, apparently to be used for publicity purposes.
Notes
The films were transferred to videotape by the archives in 2003.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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