Canadian Young Judaea was founded in 1909 as a Zionist movement for Canadian youth by members of the Herzl Zion Club. As a Zionist organization, Young Judaea continues to be committed to fostering a sense of Jewish identity and values in today's Jewish youth and to encouraging a lifelong commitment to Israel.
In order to foster a closer connection to Israel, Canadian Young Judaea employs educational Shlichim from Israel who are posted to various Jewish communities throughout Canada and to offices at the national level in Toronto Young Judaea also operates several Zionist summer camps located in each region of Canada, and a summer leadership institute called Camp Biluim in Quebec. In addition to the social programme of the organization, Young Judaea also offers educational seminars and conferences.
Young Judaea's national structure includes a National Executive Board and an Administrative Council. Conventions are held regularly, as are regional conferences. In the past, Young Judaea operated as an associated, but distinct, organization from the Zionist Organization Canada. However, Young Judaea operations were overseen by the ZOC executive, and Young Judaea received their budget from the ZOC Treasury. In addition, ZOC and Young Judaea worked in conjuction with one another on many projects and programmes, such as with the operation of the Zionist camps.
Scope and Content
The series consists of files relating to the administrative operations of Canadian Young Judaea at the national level between 1957 and 1979. These records include: National Young Judaea meeting minutes, Young Judaea Adult Committee meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes and reports, Maskirut meeting minutes and reports, national kinus records, education programmes, national publications and newsletters, national studies, financial records, constitutions, staffing and administration records, and camp records.
The file consists of promotional material including a brochures promoting Canadian Young Judaea and the Hebrew University Study Programme offered to Canadian Young Judaea in cooperation with the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.
The file consists of the deed of sale for the national office, the proposed budget for 1972, a summary of expenditures, correspondence regarding the financial situation of Canadian Young Judaea and bank statements.
The file consists of newsletters, and the Mivrak T'nuati, Haboger, Machshavah, Yidiyon, Judaean and Ekronot publications. The Mivrak T'nuati was only published during the periods when the Judaean was not produced. All publications in this file are produced monthly.
The file consists of a report of the survey of Canadian Young Judaea 1964-1965. This report was prepared by Dr. Samuel Grand and submitted to the Zionist Organization of Canada Survey Committee. The file also contains correspondence between Dr. Samuel Grand and Sol Granek regarding the terms of reference and procedures used for the survey.
The file consists of a brochure describing the symbolism of Canadian Young Judaea, descriptions of committees, the Dugma publication, suggestions for national programmes and presentations, season outlines, programme guidelines, programme reminder notices, and a programme booklet on intermarriage.
The file consists of correspondence regarding leaders of Canadian Young Judaea, nominations for the position of Director of Camp Biluim, arranging for rental office space in Montreal, and administrative staff.
The file consists of a notice of taxation assessment, correspondence regarding permits for Board of Education property, insurance, travel, lease documentation and general financial correspondence concerning Canadian Young Judaea - Central Region.
Young Judaea is a national Zionist youth movement for Canadian youth founded in 1909 by members of the Herzl Zion Club. It is committed to instilling Jewish values, fostering a sense of Jewish identity and a lifelong commitment to Israel among Jewish Canadian youth. This is achieved through the regional administration and operation of summer camps and a leadership training institute, conventions, conferences and local chapter clubs.
In order to foster a closer connection to Israel, Canadian Young Judaea employs Shlichim from Israel who are posted to Jewish communities and to offices at the regional level. The Central Region operates 2 summer camps - Camp Solelim and Camp Shalom. It also participates in the operation of Camp Biluim, the national leadership training institute for Canadian Young Judaea.
Scope and Content
The series consists of records concerning the administration of summer camps, membership and programming, minutes of meetings, and correspondence.
The file consists of notices for and minutes of the Youth and Canadian Young Judaea committee, minutes of meetings of the Canadian Young Judaea Adult committee, lists of committee members, committee reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
The file consists of activity reports submitted by the director of Canadian Young Judaea - Central region, director's bulletins, conference reports, leader reports, instructions for completing leader reports, and memoranda to regional directors. The file also contains correspondence between people in central region leadership roles.
The file consists of budgets for Canadian Young Judaea - Central Region that have been approved by the Treasury Board and proposed budgets, including a proposed budget for a summer day camp programme. The file also contains monthly expense reports and correspondence.
The file consists of invitations and flyers for events for members of Canadian Young Judaea who attend Camp Shalom. Events include weekend seminars, a camp reunion and a day trip outing to Camp Shalom.
The file consists of a financial report on Camp Shalom prepared by the Zionist Organization - Central Division Treasury Board accountants, Houser and Garten, budgets and proposed budgets for Camp Shalom. The file also contains a report describing Camp Shalom and the programme for the 1964 season.
The file consists of information regarding getting campers and their baggage safely to Camp Shalom, notices that a potential camper is on the waiting list, suggested camper clothing lists, camper application forms, and invitations to Parents' Day.
The file consists of correspondence of potential counsellors and staff of Camp Shalom, questionnaires to counsellors, a letter regarding the raising of salaries for staff, listings of staff and memoranda.
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The file consists of an introduction to Camp Solelim and correspondence to potential campers, correspondence regarding the activities of the Camp Solelim committee and the Camp Solelim yearbook produced for the 1965 summer season.
The file consists of correspondence regarding press and publicity for the conference, Congregation B'Nai Israel hosting the conference and the arrangement of billets and hotel accommodations, and preliminary draft of the schedule.
The file consists of newsletters produced by the Central Region office of Canadian Young Judaea. The file includes a copy of the constitution adopted at the Belleville convention in 1960, and editions of the Action Committee publication "Footnotes.".