Series consists of the records JIAS maintained of external committees with which it was involved. Most of these records were collected by Louis Poch, who was executive director of JIAS Toronto from 1955-1980 and represented JIAS on many local and regional committees. The records include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, agendas, and studies. Committees represented include the Refugee Committee of the United Jewish Relief Agencies (UJRA) and the National Inter-faith Co-operative Committee. A block of files on the United Jewish Welfare Fund pertains mainly to its Social Planning Committee and includes memoranda, agendas, notices, reports, and meeting minutes of the Committee on Scholarships-in-Aid, ad-hoc meetings on youth, the Commission on Aging, and Agency Executives. The Canadian Jewish Congress files consist of minutes from the Canadian Jewish Loan Cassa, United Jewish Relief Agencies Committee, Joint Community Relations Committee, School Committee, and Orthodox Division. Records in this block include minutes, correspondence from Congress to member organizations, and chairman’s newsletters (from Sydney Harris). The "Loans to Immigrants" files contain lists, correspondence, spreadsheets, and minutes of United Jewish Relief Agencies’ Collections Committee, Loan Cassa, and Toronto G’Milath Chasodim Association.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
This series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification (these original numbers remain on the files).