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Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the CJC, Ontario region. Included is correspondence, a press release, Executive Committee meeting notices and minutes, and handwritten notes taken by Salsberg during a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 10; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Heritage series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
10
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Sol Edell's role as an Officer for the CJC. Included are meeting agendas and minutes for CJC Officers meetings, correspondence, and a programme for CJC Ontario Region's 14th regional conference.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-4-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records and other material
Date
1961-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting correspondence for the Moess Chittin Fund to Big 9 synagogues and small community synagogues for the period 1980-1981. In addition, there is one file containing lists related to the Ontario Jewish Archives entitled "opening lists"; however, one of the lists included in this file is from 1983. Photographs are primarily from the Moess Chittin Campaign Banquet for Torontonians vacationing in Miami Beach, Florida, 1961. In addition, there are photos of the Youth Council, Regional Conference in London, and a photo with Mildred Devor. Additional individuals identified in Moess Chittin fund related photos include Frank Rubinstein (Hamilton), Jack Goldberg (Belleville), Henry Weisman (North Bay), and Ben Swartz (Peterborough), each of whom is pictured shaking hands with Phil Givens. Photographs by: Graphic Artists Toronto; Barney Gloster Studios Windsor; and Arthur Kay Studio Toronto.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
12 m of textual records
Date
[197-]-[199-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting various activities of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region, including the small communities, regional committees, eduction and culture. The records appear to have originated with E. Y. Lipsitz.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-11-8
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
ca. 30 compact discs and other material
Date
[ca. 2000] - [ca. 2007]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of cassettes, CDs, DVDs and one hard disk that document the activities of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario region. Included are recorded meeting minutes for the Community Relations Committee, Public Affairs Committee and the Security Committee, staff portraits, presentation slides, photographs of antisemitic incidents, Congress Contact newsletters, correspondence, and project proposals.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 10 DVDs, ca. 45 audio cassettes, and 1 computer disk ; 9 x 9 cm.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
43
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
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 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
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).
Category
Organization
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
17
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1936-1992
Physical Description
47 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
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. These were augmented by the following standing committees: administrative, officers, fersonnel, financial, publications, and educational and cultural. Special committees were created to deal with issues such as: youth, community loans, kashruth, fundraising, Israel, Russian Jewry, and various emergency issues such as refugees, immigration, and housing.
During the 1930s the central division office moved several times and occupied offices in the following locations: Yonge Street, the Bond Street 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.
The CJC's 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, now Mercaz). Standardization of kashruth rules in Ontario was implemented. As well, regular educational conferences and cultural events were held throughout the province, while province-wide fundraising efforts in support of Moess Chittin for relief projects in Israel and for local Congress activities were expanded. Many of its educational and cultural responsibilities necessitated working with other Jewish organizations such as the United Jewish Welfare Fund, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS), Hadassah, the Canadian Legion, B’nai Brith, the World Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Congress, and the many landsmenshaften (Jewish mutual benefit societies, each formed by immigrants originating from the same Eastern European community).
During the 1960s, the central region began sending Moess Chittin relief shipments to Cuban Jews unable to acquire kosher foods for Passover. Its lobbying efforts included participation in the Royal Commissions on Hate Propaganda, and its greatest success came with the introduction and implementation of Ontario’s fair employment and fair accommodation practices legislation, an achievement in which Congress played a pivotal role.
From 1971 to 1989 the major focus became international and national lobbying for, and providing support to, Soviet Jewry. Virtually all local and Canadian efforts to assist the Soviet Jewish “refusniks” were organized and coordinated in Toronto by the Ontario region office, which provided staff and funding for the many lobbying activities and public demonstrations that characterized this successful effort.
As of November 1975, the central region’s responsibilities in Toronto were radically altered. To improve cost efficiency in Toronto, CJC educational and social service program activities were merged with similar programs already provided by Toronto’s United Jewish Appeal. The UJA assumed sole responsibility for these amalgamated programs in Toronto and was renamed Toronto Jewish Congress. The central region still retained province-wide responsibilities for Ontario’s smaller Jewish communities, and its office remained in Toronto. Also, following this reorganization, its name was changed to Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region. Although CJC no longer provided direct social and educational programs to Toronto, the TJC’s senior executive was, at the time, still obliged to continue to keep it notified about developments concerning previous Congress responsibilities.
From 1983, the Ontario Region's offices were located in the Lipa Green Building at 4600 Bathurst Street. It continued its work of financially supporting various Israeli institutions and fostering Canada-Israel relations. It also spearheaded the movement to support and protect Jews in Arab lands, especially in Syria. Funding for the CJC came from the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, which restributed a portion of the funds raised by the local Jewish federations across Canada.
The CJC dissolved in 2011. Today, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) acts as the Jewish community's primary lobby group.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records of the Ontario Region office of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Of primary importance in documenting this organization’s history are its minutes of the Executive and Administrative Committees and the various standing, and short-term committees such as Community Organization, Finance, Fund Raising, Educational and Cultural, Research, Immigration, War Efforts, and Jewish Education. Most of these records are still managed all together within Fonds 17, Series 1. Fonds 17, Series 2 contains the general subject and correspondence files of these committees. Records in both series require further processing.
Records now found in Series 3 document the efforts of the Committee for Soviet Jewry in coordinating the activities of the many Toronto and Ontario organizations involved in assisting Soviet Jewry during the 1971 to 1989 period.
Series 4 consists of administrative and committee records of the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies in Toronto from 1938 through 1967. These document its work rescuing the survivors of European Jewish communities, settling as many as possible in Ontario, and providing assistance to those attempting to obtain restitution payments.
Series 5 consists of the records of the Community Relations Committee (1938-1976). Responding to depression-era anti-Semitism in Canada, the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai Brith together established in 1938 a new joint committee. Since then this Committee has documented racist threats in Canada; initiated advocacy activities to work for improved civil rights; promoted legislation combating hate; worked to ensure equality of access to employment, education and accommodation; and investigated specific incidents of discrimination. The Committee, for example, played a key role in achieving the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1944, and the Fair Employment Practices Act of 1951, key steps leading to Canada’s current Human Rights Code. Although originally named Joint Public Relations Committee in 1938, a series of name changes later occurred; s follows: Joint Community Relations Committee, Central Region (1962-1978), Joint Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1978-ca. 1991) Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1991-present) Records in this series were reorganized into 5 sub-series and a further 9 sub-sub-series during the 2009 to 2011 period. For further details please view the database records for Fonds 17, Series 5. Although this series will eventually hold all CRC records up to 1992, only those prior to 1979 are currently fully processed.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 1839 photographs, 89 audio cassettes, 11 videocassettes, 4 drawings, and 6 microfilm reels (16 mm).
Processing note: Processing of this fonds is ongoing. Additional descriptive entries will be added in future.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region
Subjects
Pressure groups
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records
Arrangement
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the Archivist prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Canadian Jewish Congress. Ontario Region (1919-2011)
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1961]-1970, Nov. 1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the CJC's Committee for Yiddish. Included are handwritten notes regarding Yiddish secular culture, a list of Yiddish resources, correspondence, and a study entitled "Jews Reporting Yiddish as Mother Tongue in 1961". Also included is a CJC certificate honouring Salsberg for his work for Yiddish that is signed by Philip Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 May 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 4; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
File
Fonds
9-1
Series
4
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1956
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
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9-1; Series 4; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
JIAS National Office sous-fonds
Publications series
Level
File
Fonds
9-1
Series
4
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 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
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence to and from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Included are copies of meeting minutes and CJC Bulletins.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement with CJC (National). Included is correspondence, a President's Newsletter, a press release, a National Executive meeting notice and minutes, and a list of resolutions for the 1986 CJC Plenary Assembly.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
4
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1959-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette (ca. 120 min.)
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations, brochures, bulletins, correspondence, and an itinerary documenting various CJC plenaries. Also included is a sound recording likely from a plenary session on Education and Family (8 Nov. 1981).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a Canadian Jewish Congress meeting in Montreal. Aaron Ladovksy is in the third row, third from right.
Other individuals in the photograph that have been identified are: Dr. S. B. Hurwich, Henry S. Rosenberg, Q.C., Harry Steiner, I. J. Weinroth, Eddie Gelber, and Louis J. Zuker.
Notes
Photograph by Federal Photos, 5692 Esplanade Ave., Montreal, Que., Crescent 5501
Originally cited as Photo #1443.
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
1977-7-5
1993-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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