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Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
87
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1928-1943
Physical Description
67 cm of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Admin History/Bio
Sometime around 1919, the Family Welfare Committee was set up within the newly created Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (FJPT) to perform social welfare work with Jewish families. Around 1931, the Committee was reorganized as an independent member agency of the FJPT and renamed the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB). At the same time, Dora Wilensky (1902-1959), a professionally-trained social worker, was hired as the agency’s executive director. Throughout its existence, most of its funding came from the FJPT (later the United Jewish Welfare Fund).
Located at 179 Beverley Street, the JFWB’s core activities included: relief provision; helping families meet basic needs, such as medical care, heating and clothing; housekeeping assistance; counseling; and case work. The JFWB’s major concerns shifted over time from a rise of immigration and desertion cases in the 1920s to the dramatic increase of wife abuse, suicide, and unemployment cases during the Great Depression of the 1930s. After the outbreak of the Second World War, the JFWB sought ways of assisting soldiers and their families, such as, investigating special government grants to soldiers.
In an attempt to meet community needs, the JFWB initiated various programs, such as a Homemaking Club to teach women house management skills, and a Clothing Centre to provide families with inexpensive household goods. It also partnered with other local Jewish organizations in the early 1940s in the Liaison Project for troubled Jewish youth. In the 1930s, the Jewish Employment Service and Hebrew Free Burial Society became departments of the JFWB and, in 1941, the JFWB began guaranteeing loans for clients through the Hebrew Free Loan Association. In the same year, the Jewish Big Sister Committee became affiliated with the agency and the Jewish Big Brother Movement followed soon after.
In 1936, the JFWB became one of the first unionized social agencies in Canada when it formed the Staff Association with the Jewish Child Welfare Association (JCWA), another member of the FJPT. Although the JFWB’s focus was work with families and the JCWA’s focus was work with children, both agencies found it necessary at times to work with both children and families. In order to prevent service duplication and reduce confusion over casework responsibility, the Joint Application Bureau was set up within the FJPT to review all case work applications and determine the appropriate agency to provide assistance. However, a merger between the agencies was still believed necessary to improve service to the community and ease confusion. Discussions regarding the co-ordination of services between the JCWA and the JFWB began as early as 1935 and in February 1943, the JCWA and JFWB merged to form the Jewish Family and Child Services (JF & CS).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records and one architectural drawing documenting the programs, operation, finances, and special studies of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau as well as its relationships with other organizations. Included are reports, meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, memos, budgets, statistics, theatrical scripts, newsclippings, and one architectural blueprint. A number of the records relate to special short-lived committees and projects that the JFWB participated in with other agencies, such as the Jewish Big Sister Committee, Jewish Big Brother Committee, Jewish Child Welfare Association, the Jewish Community Centre Association, the Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Association, and the Jewish Old Folks' Home.
Records have been arranged into the following 19 series: 1. Board of Directors; 2. Executive Director; 3. Jewish Federation Communal Council; 4. United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council; 5. Case Committe; 6. Joint Meetings and Committees; 7. Joint Application Bureau; 8. Homemaking Club; 9. Clothing Centre; 10. Liaison Project; 11. Operational statistics; 12. Finance and accounting; 13. Human Resources; 14. Special projects and studies; 15. Publicity; 16. Liaison with other social welfare organizations; 17. Canadian Association of Social Workers; 18. Welfare Council of Toronto; and, 19. Conferences.
Notes
Associated material note: for related records held at the City of Toronto Archives, see also: Welfare Council of Toronto records in the University Settlement House fonds (fonds 1024, series 658); and, Department of Public Welfare records in the Former City of Toronto fonds (fonds 200).
Name Access
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau
Jewish Community Centre Association
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Athletic Association (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Jewish Old Folks Home (Toronto, Ont.)
United Jewish Welfare Fund (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto (subject)
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Subjects
Charities
Children
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
See also: Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds (fonds 86); Jewish Family and Child Services fonds (fonds 79); Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds (fonds 66); and, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds (fonds 67).
Arrangement
Records relating to programs, committees and liaison with other organizations that continued after the formation of JF & CS are arranged with that fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1943
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's publicity campaigns. Included are articles written by staff members, news clippings, theatrical scripts, and correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news clippings and articles written by the Executive Director of the United Jewish Welfare Fund. The bulk of the articles were printed in the Canadian Jewish Review and document general issues concerning the social work profession and the programs and social concerns of the UJWF's social welfare agencies.
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
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news articles entitled "The Troubles We've Seen" written by a case worker of the JFWB for publicity.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles and news clippings written by staff of the JFWB and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies for publicity. The bulk of the articles appeared in the Canadian Jewish Review.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and theatrical scripts that the JFWB used for publicity purposes. A number of the scripts were written by stafff of the JFWB.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the relationship between the JFWB and the Hebrew Journal. Included is correspondence regarding inaccuracies about the JFWB that were published in the Hebrew Journal, translations of news articles written by staff of the JFWB, newsclippings, and other general correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 15; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Publicity series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
15
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence documenting the JFWB's publicity campaigns. The bulk of the correspondence is with the Canadian Jewish Review.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in various conferences for the social work profession. Included is correspondence, meeting notices, conference agendas and papers, bulletins, programmes, and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
19
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, an agenda and conference papers documenting the JFWB's participation in the Canadian Conference of Social Work.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
19
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, a bulletin and a programme documenting the JFWB's participation in the Up-State New York and Ontario Region Conference of Jewish Communal Agencies, which was sponsored by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
19
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
21 Sept. 1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one conference invitation for the Toronto League for Race Betterment.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 19; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Conferences series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
19
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
25 Oct. 1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the minutes of the One Day Regional Conference of Family Agencies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1943
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's Executive Director. Included is correspondence, reports and meeting notices.
Repro Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports written by the JFWB's Executive Director documenting the agency's structure, activities, policies, and services. Of particular note are reports outlining the effects of the Second World War on the agency's services. These reports were likely presented to the JFWB's Board of Directors.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Board of Management meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JFWB's Executive Director and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies's Executive Director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the involvement of JFWB's Executive Director on the United Jewish Welfare Fund's Council of Exectives. Included is general correspondence, meeting notices and minutes, and a report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the JFWB's Executive Director and other United Jewish Welfare Fund agencies in Division I of the organization.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence of the JFWB's Executive Director.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1943
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the activities of the JFWB's Case Committee. Included are reports, case presentations, correspondence, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports documenting the purpose, function and meetings of the JFWB's Case Committee.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the JFWB's Case Committee.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between members of the JFWB's Case Committee. Included is correspondence regarding meetings and membership appointments.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of case conference minutes of meetings between the JFWB and other agencies. Included are conferences with the Jewish Children's Bureau, the Jewish Big Sisters Committee, the Jewish Big Brother Movement, the Jewish Child Welfare Association.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting a special joint meeting between the JFWB's Case Committee and the Jewish Child Welfare Association's Child Placement Committee that took place on June 17, 1942. Included is the meeting notice, agenda and two case presentations.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Case Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of case presentations that were delivered at the JFWB's Case Committee meetings
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1941
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Around 1934, the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB) began a Homemaking Club, which offered mothers a series of lectures in cooking, nutrition, and household budgeting. The club was one of many being formed throughout Toronto through the St. George's School for Child Study at the University of Toronto.
In 1936, the program of the Homemaking Club expanded to offer lectures on chid-care, instruction in sewing and knitting and to provide mothers with a recreational outlet. By 1941 three different types of groups were meeting bi-monthly: parent education groups on the pre-school child, parent education groups on the adolescent child, and recreation groups. The purpose of these groups was to "promote and develop harmonious and good relations in family life."
The first Director of the Homemaking Centre was Dr. Cecil Markowitz and the courses were instructed by leaders trained at the St. George's School for Child Study. The meetings originally took place at the Council House at 44 St. George Street, but a Homemaking Centre was later established for the club at 53 Baldwin Street. Around 1942, JFWB cancelled the Parent Education groups due to difficulty securing trained leaders and a lack of interest among its clientele.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's Homemaking Clubs. Included are meeting notices, agendas, and minutes, reports, correspondence, seasonal schedules, attendance sheets, publicity articles and other materials used during group meetings, such as songs and theatrical scripts. Committees and Clubs documented include: the Homemaking Centre Committee, the Parent Education Committee, the Parent Education Group, the Recreation Club, and the Child Study Group.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the Homemaking Centre Committee. This Committee organized the programmes and publicity for the Homemaking clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and agendas of the Parent Education Committee. This committee organized the Homemaking Centre's Parent Education groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices and agendas for the Parent Education Groups of the JFWB's Homemaking Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Nov. 1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, agenda and theatrical play for the opening meeting of the Homemaking Centre's Parent Education and Recreation Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notices and programmes for the Homemaking Centre's Recreation Group and Social Club meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices for the Homemaking Centre's Child Study Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports on the JFWB's Homemaking Groups. Included are reports on the Parent Education and Recreation Groups and general reports on all the Homemaking groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence related to JFWB's Homemaking Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of staff memos and correspondence regarding JFWB's Homemaking Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1938, 1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of seasonal schedules and programmes for the JFWB's Homemaking Groups.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lists of Homemaking club members invited to various events and attendance sheets for JFWB's Homemaking Club group meetings.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one financial statement of dues paid by the mothers group during the winter of 1936-1937.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of publicity articles written by the JFWB regarding its Homemaking Clubs.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1934] - 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one book review and lists of recommended books for children likely created for the JFWB's Parent Education Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1935] - [ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of songs used during the JFWB's Homemaking Club meetings. Included are songs for Purim, popular Yiddish songs, and a song to England.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1935] - [ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of theatrical scripts that were performed by members of JFWB's Homemaking Clubs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1943
Physical Description
6 folders of textual records
1 architectural drawing : blueprint, ms. annotations ; 39 x 48 cm
Admin History/Bio
In the 1930s, the United Welfare Clothing Centre was established to provide clients of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Big Sisters Committee, Jewish Big Brother Movement, and the JIAS Refugee Establishment Committee with clothing. The Centre’s finances and daily operations were managed by the JFWB’s Clothing Committee; however, other organizations also participated in its operation. For instance, the Rest Home Club collected, sorted and cleaned used clothing, and members of the Community Sewing Centre regularly made clothes for the Centre. The Centre was located at 55 Baldwin Street and likely stopped operating in the early 1940s due to a lack of funds and donations.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and one architectual drawing documenting the renovation and operation of the JFWB's Clothing Centre. Included is correspondence, one blueprint, a building alteration proposal, reports, price lists, inventories, publicity articles and meeting notices, agendas and minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
1
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1936
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
1 architectural drawing : blueprint, ms. annotations ; 39 x 48 cm
Admin History/Bio
The architectural firm Kaplan & Sprachman was established by Harold S. Kaplan and Abraham Sprachman in 1922. Kaplan & Sprachman were best known for their more than 300 movie theatre projects completed from the 1920s to the 1960s, designing and renovating theatres across Canada in progressive "modern" styles and using innovative building materials. In 1937, they were awarded the bronze medal in the Sixth Biennial Toronto Exhibition for their interiors to the Eglinton Theatre (400 Eglinton Ave. W.) in Toronto, considered to be the finest example of their Art deco design work.
Over the course of their careers, they designed many synagogues for the Jewish community, such as the Anshei Minsk and Shaarei Shomayim synagogues in Toronto, Beth Israel Synagogue, Edmonton, and Beth Israel Synagogue in Vancouver. They also designed the new Mount Sinai Hospital, the Oakdale Golf & Country Club, the Jewish Home for the Aged (Baycrest), and the Jewish Community Centres of Toronto and Hamilton. Their design for the Oakdale Golf & Country Club was chosen as a Canadian entrant in the Arts Competition of the 14th Olympic Games in London, 1948.
In addition to the projects already mentioned, Kaplan & Sprachman worked on retail stores, warehouses and factories, apartment buildings, and single family residences. Their partnership continued until 1965, when the firm of Kaplan & Sprachman was dissolved as of 30 October 1965. Kaplan continued to work as an architectural consultant for several years after this date.
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records and one architectual drawing documenting the renovations to the Clothing Centre, which was located at 55 Baldwin Street. Included is one blueprint and a building alteration proposal by Kaplan & Sprachman Registered Architects, correspondence and job quotes.
Name Access
Clothing Centre
Kaplan & Sprachman Registered Architects
Related Material
See also Harold S. Kaplan fonds 27.
Places
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports documenting the JFWB's Clothing Centre. Included are reports detailing the Centre's expenses, clothing distribution statistics, and overall operation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's Clothing Committee. Included is correspondence, memos, lists of Committee members, and meeting notices, agendas and minutes. Also included are the minutes of a joint meeting with the Committee on Community Sewing and the JFWB's Sewing Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 9; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Clothing Centre series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
9
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1939] - 1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of price lists for clothing which were used by the JFWB's Clothing Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
166 records – page 1 of 4.

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