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Accession Number
2016-2-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-11
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1981-1988
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created and collected by the Toronto Jewish Congress. Included are speaker registry books, correspnodence with the Associaton of the Soviet Jewry in Canada, newsletters of TJC's Task Force on Soviet Jewry, records related to the Jewish Women's Federation, a collective agreement between CUPE Local 2063 and the UJWF/UJA/TJC and Toronto Employees of the CJC, as well as a Baycrest Centre speakers bureau booklet, a Jewish Information Services list of volunteer opportunities and Lubavitch Women's League correspondence.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these records. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Sol Edell's participation on the TJC Executive Committee as a chairman for the Archives Committee. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, correspondence, proposed lists of Officers and Executive Committee members, and a report of the Cultural Services Task Force.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 323
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
323
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 324
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
324
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 325
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
325
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
6 Jan. 1953-25 Dec. 1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 482
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
482
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 330
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
330
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 331
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
331
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2002-10-70
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-70
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 posters
1 folder of textual records
Date
1976-1984
Scope and Content
Accession includes yellow and blue promotional posters for Jewish Book Month in November 1976 and December 1985 produced by the Toronto Jewish Book Committee of Toronto Jewish Congress. and one file outlining activities of the Standing Committee of the TJC Cultural Council.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-2-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.4 m of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records of the Toronto Jewish Congress' Chaplaincy Services.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 11; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
11
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-6-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-6-12
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3.3 m of textual records
Date
[ca. 1970]-[ca. 1990]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the records created or accumulated by the Committee for Yiddish, which operated under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region and later, the Toronto Jewish Congress (UJA Federation of Greater Toronto).
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Name Access
Committee for Yiddish (Toronto, Ont.)
Toronto Jewish Congress
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress and David Andrews, program material, meeting minutes and agendas and several newsletters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains general correspondence between representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress and David Andrews, meeting minutes and agendas and program newsletters.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of communication from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are: summary of proceedings from the Fourth National Assembly of Canadian Jewish Congress (1939), summary of correspondence received by Canadian Jewish Congress (1939), letters requesting representatives to attend the conference (1939), letter announcing Katz was elected to the National Executive (1939), a report of the activities of the war efforts committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress (1940), opening address from the Fifth Annual Regional Conference, a Hanukkah booklet in Yiddish, a notice to the Jewish community to avoid buying German coal (1939), a notice from the American Jewish Congress (1938), and a 1938 publication, The Anti-Nazi Bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of communication from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are: receipt for an ad in the Daily Hebrew Journal (1942), announcements of an upcoming lecture and list of lectures from the Institute of Jewish Studies (1940, 1942), periodical devoted to Jewish affairs (1942, in Polish), a poster published by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis, packet of ribbons with the insignia "I support United Jewish Welfare" (1942-1943), newspaper clipping (1942, in Yiddish), solicitation letter from High Rabbinical Jeshivah Sfath Emeth (1942), two wedding invitations (1942), invitation to honour Samuel Bronfman on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday (1941), printed speech presented by Samuel Bronfman, President of CJC (1941), communication with the Canadian Jewish Congress (e.g. announcements of meetings, meeting minutes, call to support the victory loan, a letter in support of the Greek War Relief Fund, a letter reporting vandalism of "Moncatta Library" at University College, London) and a list of delegates to the 5th Plenary Session.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a program for Jewish Book Week (1946) and correspondence concerning the 11th Plenary Session of the Canadian Jewish Congress (1956).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of correspondence concerning the Fifth Plenary Session of Congress (1942).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of A Prospectus of Cultural Events arranged by Jewish organizations in Toronto, a notice of a Regional Executive Committee meeting, list of CJC representatives from across Canada, a copy of the resolutions adopted at the 10th Plenary Session of CJC and a summary of inter-office information sent to members of Dominion Council and community leaders.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a copy of the program from the 16th Regional Conference of the Canadian Jewish Congress. The program includes the printed speeches presented by the speakers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records (10 v.)
Date
1956-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 10 bound volumes of the Canadian Jewish Congress Interoffice communications (IOI) from the years 1956 to 1960. There are a range of topics covered including the Fair Accomodation and Fair Employment Acts, Hungarian immigration and antisemitism.
Custodial History
The donor found the volumes discarded in a box on Queen Street. They were once likely the property of someone in the Central Region office.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual record
Date
1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Canadian Jewish Congress's 50th Anniversary Convention Reports in spiral book form. The plenary session was held May 16-20th, 1968 at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation, a programme, reports, a "News & Views" newsletter, and a jubilee book.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of general correspondence, notices of appointments as plenary delegates, a calendar of events and an invitation to a banquet in honour of Mr. Saul Hayes. The guest of honour for the Saul Hayes banquet is the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and an invitation to attend the opening ceremony for Samuel Bronfman House. The file also contains a photostat of a Stuermer propaganda leaflet produced by the National Socialist Underground.
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1968-1979 : Trudeau)
Hayes, Saul, 1906-1980
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 37
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
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, activity reports, plenary session lists, lists of delegates to the 20th regional conference and minutes of meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter of thanks from the Canadian Jewish Congress dated August 8, 1967 for a speaking engagement given by Ida Lewis Siegel, minutes from meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress Executive Committee from February 26 and March25, 1976; memos to the TJC Executive Committee re: U.J.W.F. Gift Annuity Plan dated January 28, 1976, re: Supplementary Allocations to Jewish Schools dated March 25, 1976 and re: Moess Chittin Fund dated March 25, 1976; Announcements from the TJC March 25, 1976.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
223
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
265
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Jan. 1972-27 Oct. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
285
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Mar. 1971
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images of representatives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, addressing a large crowd at a Toronto synagogue. The images include crowd shots and group photographs of CJC members, including J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1987-4-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1987-4-5
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Date
1957-1968
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records accumulated by Shammai Ogden in his work with the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), including his work with the CJC National Education Committee.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970, 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 7; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
External committees series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
7
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
150 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

By 1919 the plight of post-war Eastern European Jewry and the need for a united community voice for Canadian Jewry led to the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Its founding meeting was held on March 16, 1919 in Montreal. Though it briefly maintained a tiny regional office in Toronto, the CJC remained inactive until 1933, when it fully reconvened by opening offices in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. Egmont L. Frankel was the first President of the new Central Division in Toronto. While the National Office in Montreal focused on the overarching issues of the social and economic rights of European Jewry, assistance for Jewish immigrants, and combating prejudice in Canada, the Toronto office dealt with local violent anti-Jewish demonstrations as well as continuing discrimination both in employment and in access to public recreational facilities. The structure was based on regular national biennial plenary conferences at which policies were delineated and national and regional executives were elected. Between plenary sessions, National and Regional Councils were in charge.
Address
150 Beverley Street
Time Period
1919-2012
Scope Note
By 1919 the plight of post-war Eastern European Jewry and the need for a united community voice for Canadian Jewry led to the creation of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Its founding meeting was held on March 16, 1919 in Montreal. Though it briefly maintained a tiny regional office in Toronto, the CJC remained inactive until 1933, when it fully reconvened by opening offices in Winnipeg, Montreal, and Toronto. Egmont L. Frankel was the first President of the new Central Division in Toronto. While the National Office in Montreal focused on the overarching issues of the social and economic rights of European Jewry, assistance for Jewish immigrants, and combating prejudice in Canada, the Toronto office dealt with local violent anti-Jewish demonstrations as well as continuing discrimination both in employment and in access to public recreational facilities. The structure was based on regular national biennial plenary conferences at which policies were delineated and national and regional executives were elected. Between plenary sessions, National and Regional Councils were in charge.
History
During the 1930s the Central Division Office moved several times and occupied offices in the following locations; Yonge St., the Bond St. Synagogue, Scheuer House, the Zionist Building, and its long-term home at 150-152 Beverley Street where it remained until its July, 1983 move to the Lipa Green Building in North York. Its activities expanded to include taking responsibility for Jewish educational standards but, by 1941, its main efforts shifted to support for Canada’s war effort. Immediately after the end of the war, the focus again shifted to Jewish immigration projects and the maintenance of Jewish identity in small communities.By 1950, the CJC’s use of the title “division” was changed to “region” to accommodate internal operational “divisions” within each region. Also, by then, the Central Region was busy expanding its programs for all Ontario Jewish communities, creating a province-wide council of youth groups, and working with the newly-created Bureau of Jewish Education (later Board of Jewish Education).
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Board of Jewish Education fonds
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Fonds 48; Series 4; File 327
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Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
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File
Fonds
48
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4
File
327
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textual record
Date
1978-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
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Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
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Fonds 48; Series 4; File 328
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
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File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
328
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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