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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 437
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
437
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1975
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 438
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
438
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1976
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 84
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
84
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1985
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 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1985
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 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
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 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
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 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
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 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
89
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, notices and newspaper clippings concerning the activities of the council in relation to Soviet Jewry. The primary correspondent is the Chairman of the committee, Jeanette Goldman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter from the Council
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (pdf)
Date
23 Oct. 2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of speech written and presented by Gloria Roden. She presented the early history of National Council of Jewish Women, (1897-1957) at a government of Canada ceremony in which NCJW’s Council House, formerly located at 44 St. George Street, Toronto, was designated an institution of national historic significance by Parks Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board. The event took place at Council House, 4700 Bathurst Street on October 23, 2017.
Administrative History
Gloria Roden is a a second generation volunteer National Council of Jewish Women member.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with, and publications of, the National Council of Jewish Women.
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
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Jan. 1953-21 Dec. 1953
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
218
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 Aug. 1970-14 Oct. 1970
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
280
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 Jan. 1973-8 June 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 460
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
460
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the National Council of Jewish Juniors taken at 44 St. George Street, Toronto.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Subjects
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Saint George Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 463
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
463
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of some members of the National Council of Jewish Juniors. Right: Sam Sherman.
Notes
Inscription on back: "Ida Strauss, 12 Dewson Street, Toronto, Ontario, Jewish Juniors play".
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Sherman, Sam
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 464
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
464
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Alexandra Studio, News Photos for News Papers, Toronto, Canada
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three women from the National Council of Jewish Juniors, holding a review for charity at Eaton Auditorium: On right: Gerry Bene (m. Zimmerman).
Name Access
Bene, Gerry
Eaton Auditorium
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Zimmerman, Gerry
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 465
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
465
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the cast of a review by the National Council of Jewish Juniors at the Eaton Auditorium, Toronto. R. Sammy Sales.
Notes
A 4 x 5 negative is available.
Name Access
Eaton Auditorium
National Council of Jewish Juniors
Sales, Sammy
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 121
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
121
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a copy of the meeting minutes of the Jewish National Fund Council, December, 1942.
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 1064
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
1064
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
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 100
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
100
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-10-1
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
ca. 70 photographs: b&w and col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm or smaller
1 scrapbook
Date
1963-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of "Council '63", a branch of the Toronto Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC). Types of records include a photograph album, a scrapbook, correspondence, souvenirs, meeting minutes, membership lists, program materials and budgets.
Administrative History
The "Council '63" Branch of the Toronto Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) was formed in 1963. Currently consisting of 20 members, the group was initially spearheaded by Barbara Norwich (d. 2011), and they met regularly in homes in the Cedarvale area. The group primarily did volunteer work, although it later evolved into a study group and book club.
Subjects
Women
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Toronto Section Board Meeting minutes February 1, 1968 containing Ida Lewis Siegel's hand-written notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-2-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-8
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 video recording : (mov)
6 photographs : col. (jpg) ;
Date
23 Oct. 2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a video recording of a speech written and presented by Gloria Roden. She presented the early history of National Council of Jewish Women, (1897-1957) at a Government of Canada ceremony in which NCJW’s Council House, formerly located at 44 St. George Street, Toronto, was designated an institution of national historic significance by Parks Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board. The event took place at Council House, 4700 Bathurst Street on October 23, 2017. In addition, there are several photos of Gloria Roden, along with NCJW representatives and government officials with a commemorative plaque to be installed at 44 St. George Street.
Administrative History
Gloria Roden is a a second generation volunteer council member.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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
260
Material Format
textual record
Date
4 May 1972-6 Dec. 1972
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 1017
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
1017
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
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
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1988
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The National Executive Council was the main governing body of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada.
Scope and Content
Series is composed of two sub-series: National Presidents and National Administration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 224
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
224
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993-1994
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 225
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
225
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
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 192
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
192
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence and lists of members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 439
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
439
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1973
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 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 21; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Yeshivah Torath Chaim Theological Seminary of Canada fonds
Level
File
Fonds
21
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence documenting the relationship between Yeshivah Torath Chaim and the Bureau of Jewish Education between 1953 and 1962. Most of the correspondence is from the bureau to the yeshivah.
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 400
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
400
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 424
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
424
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 791
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
791
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 1; File 221
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
1
File
221
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual materials
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
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 515
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
515
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 273
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
273
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
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
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Council of Jewish Juniors, Toronto Section series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Council of Jewish Juniors, Toronto Section series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1933-1940
Physical Description
7.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Juniors section opened in Toronto circa 1932. Members of the Junior Council conducted the Jewish Girls' Clubs as well as other study and cultural groups. Its social service activities ran parallel to those of Toronto Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (referred to as Senior Council). The juniors disbanded in 1946, and integrated into the NCJWC's evening groups.
Scope and Content
Series consists of scrapbook pages and newsletters from the 1930s. The scrapbooks contain programs, news clippings, and photographs from Junior Council productions and conventions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two identical magazines produced by the NCJW of Canada describing who they are, what they do, how they do it and details of the council programming.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter describing NCJW's history of social action, what it is and how to implement it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
38
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[190-]-2002
Physical Description
2.6 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) was the first national Jewish women's organization in Canada. The council had its beginnings among the urban elite, and played a strong role over the years in influencing public policy in such areas as relations with Israel, national unity, and the plight of world Jewry. The NCJWC is dedicated, in the spirit of Judaism, to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities -- locally, nationally and internationally. It operated around three main pillars: service, education, and social action.
The National Council of Jewish Women was founded in the United States in 1893 by activist Hannah G. Solomon. In 1897, its first Canadian chapter was established in Toronto. In 1925, with seven chapters in Canada, a Canadian liaison position to the National Council of Jewish Women was created. A full-fledged “Canadian Division” of the NCJW was formed in 1934, with rules drafted at the first conference in Winnipeg three years later. Irene Samuel served as the Canadian Division’s first national president. In 1943, the division was renamed the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, and was officially incorporated in 1944, though it did not receive its letters patent until three years later. Even so, the NCJWC still retained some affiliation with the NCJW, whereby they paid per-capita dues to the Americans in return for program and administrative materials. In 1967 the NCJWC ceased these payments altogether, thereby separating from NCJW completely.
The early NCJWC focused on providing service to young girls and immigrants. They also involved themselves in contemporary politics through support for the war effort; the council donated vehicles to the Red Cross, turned Council House into a servicemen's centre, and even built several libraries at Canadian army camps. A national office opened ca. 1950 in Toronto, but until 1966 it moved to the national president's home city with every election. That year the office was permanently anchored in Toronto. In the 1950s and 1960s the council established Good Age clubs, the Irene Samuel Scholarship Fund, and developed the national Higher Horizons child-care and Newer Horizons elder-care programs. It expanded its overseas programs with support for the Israel Family Counseling Association and Ship-a-Box. The Soviet Jewry projects in the 1970s and 1980s reflected the council’s increasing emphasis on social action. Since the late 1990s, the council has focused on women's issues with efforts such as the Breast Self-Examination (BSE) program.
The NCJWC was governed by an executive council, led by a president. Vice-presidents were each responsible for one portfolio, such as membership, public affairs, etc., which were in turn made up of a number of national committees. The national executive was responsible for producing by-laws, guidelines, policies and procedures, as well as developing national service and social action programs. National also provided support and program materials to the sections, and held biennial meetings every other year from 1937 in cities across Canada. Its decentralized structure meant that while the national office remained in Toronto, officers of the executive have resided right across the country.
As of 1997, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada was an affiliate member of the International Council of Jewish Women, a member of UNESCO Canadian Subcommission of the Status of Women, and a member of the Coalition of Jewish Women Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition for Agunot Rights. Prominent past presidents include Mrs. Harry (Irene) Samuel, Mrs. Lucille Lorie, Dr. Reva Gerstein, Mozah Zemans, Mina Hollenberg, Sophie Drache, Thelma Rolingher, Helen Marr, Bunny Gurvey, Sheila Freeman, Penny Yellen, and Gloria Strom. The council’s national office moved to Winnipeg in November, 1993. As of 2006, the council still had 5 active sections in Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.
Custodial History
NCJWC donated these records to the OJA after they had finished a historical exhibit and catalogue in 1997 called "Faith and Humanity," celebrating 100 years of NCJWC.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents NCJWC’s fundraising, social service and social action work in Toronto, in other cities across the country, and overseas. Records include conference and meeting programs, minutes, hand-written correspondence, speeches and reports, national newsletters, published histories, by-laws and policies, photographs, publicity material, historical subject files and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series: National biennial conventions and annual meetings; National Executive Council; National portfolios and committees; National program and event materials; National history research and subject files; International Council of Jewish Women; Toronto Section; Photos and audio-visual material; and National Council of Jewish Juniors, Toronto Section.
Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 2470 photographs, 13 architectural drawings, 2 artistic drawings, 3 badges, 3 medals, 1 pin, 28 audio cassettes, and 1 videocassette.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Subjects
Women
Related Material
See also: photographs 3207, 3192, 4140, 4067, 4066, 4434; Accession 1977-8-7 for National Council of Jewish Women of Welland; National Council of Jewish Juniors, photographs 458, 459, 460, 463, 464, 465, 466, 468; MG2 B-1K
Arrangement
Records have been arranged by function, in accordance with information gleaned from NCJWC's organizational charts and annual reports
Creator
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Accession Number
2001-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, newsletters documenting national and regional conferences on Jewish education, and an issue of the Canadian Jewish Congress's Quarterly Report (Vol. 1, no. 2).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
16
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's participation in a study on the Second World War's effect on Jewish education conducted by the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare and Education. Included is correspondence and a completed questionnaire submitted by the Peretz Schule.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1989?]-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lists of 20 national presidents and past presidents of different sections of NCJWC and photocopies of a few of them.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various reports of the National Executive Council meeting, November 16-18, 1986.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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