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Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 photographs, and a study of the day care needs in the Jewish community. NCJW Toronto Section were concerned with the need of quality day care services in the general and Jewish community of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters from Daniel Drutz of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission to employers requesting name of employee and date of employment.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-11; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-11
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Volunteer Service Bureau Placement and Select a Service handbooks for the years 1963 to 1986 detailing all volunteer placements in the NCJW Toronto Section.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Foster care series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Foster care series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting JCWA's income and expenses for its foster care program.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of the Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Child Guidance and Counseling Sub-Committee sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Child Guidance and Counseling Sub-Committee sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
9-4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1972
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of two files containing correspondence and reports about a pilot project and also included sub-committee meeting minutes and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 18; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
18
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice and correspondence from the Child Welfare Council of Toronto's Joint Committee on Child Health Protection.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices, correspondence and one completed questionnaire documenting the JCWA's participation in a study conducted by the Welfare Council of Toronto's Committee on the Study of Feeble-Minded Child. Participation in the study originated with the Jewish Children's Bureau and was continued by the JCWA.
Notes
2/1/2018: File missing. When labeling and segragating restricted files, this file was identified as missing.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
See also the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds 87, series 18, file 3.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
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 274
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
274
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943-1953
Physical Description
80 photographs : b&w (40 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
As a portrait photographer, Sylvia Schwartz excelled at photographing children. Through the 1940s and 1950s she carved out a niche for herself, becoming well known in Toronto for specializing in this area. Because of her special relationship with children and the bond she was able to form with them, her child portraits display her most creative work.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her portrait studio. Images depict children aged four months to twelve years old. They are all formal portraits, showing the children with a variety of props, poses and backdrops. Some depict children by themselves, while others are pictured with their siblings.
There are forty portraits total. For most images only the last name of the child is known.
Children from prominent familes include Barbara Raxlan and David Winters. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 14; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
14
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JCWA's role on the Canadian Welfare Council's Committee of Child Refugees. Included is correspondence, memos and meeting agendas.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Adoption series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Adoption series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correpondence between JCWA and the Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee of New York regarding adoptions. Liaison with the Free Synagogue Child Adoption Committee originated with the Jewish Children's Bureau and was continued by JCWA.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of the Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Aunt Sonya Clayman was the only sister of Jacob Vanek. She and her husband Nacham (Norman) had two children, Harry and Pearl.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sonya Clayman with an unidentified child, likely one of her grandchildren.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2019-11-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-11-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
Date
1922–1936
Scope and Content
Accession consists of three Jewish Family and Child case files.
Administrative History
Jewish Family & Child was established in 1943 from the amalgamation of a variety of different social agencies formed as early as 1868. These included the Ladies Benevolent Fund, the Free Burial Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Children’s Bureau, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Ladies Maternal Aid Society. Much of its funding and support after its inception came from the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
The first executive director of the agency was Dora Wilensky. She was a trained social worker who served for twenty-eight years, until her untimely death from cancer in 1959. Jerome Diamond took over in 1960 and Gordon Wolfe succeeded him in 1981. Ron Levin briefly replaced Wolfe after his retirement in 2003, and was succeeded in 2006 by Dr. Richard Cummings who then retired in 2015. As of 2017, Brian Prousky is the organization’s current executive director.
During the early years, fees were established, but the agency never refused to assist clients because of their inability to pay. JF&CS became one of the first agencies to rely on trained social workers. It was also the first social agency in Canada to become unionized.
Over the years the agency’s role has changed and it has expanded significantly, in terms of its staff and services. After the Second World War it played a pivotal role supporting the Holocaust orphans who came to Canada as refugees, particularly in the area of locating foster parents for these children. By 1957, the agency hired its first counsellor and became a member of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto. The year 1968 marked the start of JF&CS’ new program involving the use of a mobile treatment centre to reach out to Jewish street kids and in 1974 they established the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre.
In 1981, JF&CS was mandated by the Province of Ontario as a Jewish children’s aid society responsible for the care and protection of all Jewish youth in the GTA. In 1983 they established the Just-A-Second Shop at 3101 Bathurst Street, which took in used goods from the community to pass on to needy families. Two years later they established the Henry G. Goodman Home for developmentally handicapped children on Wilmington Avenue. The following year marked the opening of the Elm Ridge Group Living Residence for elderly people. In 1988, they opened a special shelter for abused women and children, and in 1994, they introduced their Homework Club for kids.
The current mission of Jewish Family & Child is to support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education, and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Their services include counselling, rehabilitation and support, foster care, family services, and community services. These services are offered in a host of different languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, and English.
JF&CS is an independent organization that receives its funding from a variety of different sources such as UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto and York Region, the Government of Ontario, and individual donations.
As of 2017, JF&CS has nearly 130 staff providing more than thirty community services with a budget of almost $20 million. Their main office is located in the Lipa Green Centre for Community Services at 4600 Bathurst Street. They also maintain offices and run services out of their downtown branch at 35 Madison Avenue, their York Region branch inside UJA’s 1 Open Door at the Lebovic JCC, and their Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre in midtown Toronto.
Use Conditions
Conditional Access. Researchers must receive permission from the donor prior to accessing the records. Please contact the OJA for more information.
Subjects
Charities
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-7-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
2 photographs (jpg) : col.
Date
2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two colour photographs. The first photograph is of Jewish Family & Child marching at Pride in 2019. The second photograph is of the JF&CS staff meeting in 2019.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Gay pride parades
Meetings
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 8 cm on mat 20 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Anna Nathanson was the wife of Dr. Isadore Goldstick. She was born in New Jersey in 1893. She married Isadore in 1917 and they had two daughters, Reva and Esther. She organized the first Hadassah in London, Ontario and continued her involvement in that organization throughout her life. She also served the B'nai Israel Congregation in London and its Hebrew school.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Anna Nathanson as a teenager. The child in the photograph is likely her sibling or a cousin.
Name Access
Nathanson, Anna
Subjects
Portraits
Teenagers
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.
Related Material
Other records for the Dr. Isadore Goldstick family can be found at the Ottawa Jewish Archives.
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3552
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3552
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 9 x 7 cm (sight) on matte 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original studio portrait of an unidentified infant from Guelph, Ontario.
Notes
Photographer was Charles Burgess, Guelph, Ont.
Subjects
Infants
Portraits
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
Guelph (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3539
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3539
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 9 x 14 cm (oval) sight, in folio 17 x 28 cm
Name Access
Bochner
Subjects
Infants
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
1981-4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 345
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
345
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1969
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 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
70
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 107
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
107
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of an educational brochure published by the Jewish Family and Child Service.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 154
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
154
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1999
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 155
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
155
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1999
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
168
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1970
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
232
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
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
248
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with and about the Jewish Family and Child Service.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-13; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-13
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Jewish Family and Child Service about their service costs and budgets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
31 Aug. 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with and about the Jewish Family and Child Service.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4646
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4646
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Newman holding a young Susan Burke (m. Shiffman). She is the daughter of Jack Burke, a well-known educator linked to Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Name Access
Burke, Susan
Newman, David E.
Shiffman, Susan
Subjects
Portraits
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
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 8; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Homemaking Clubs series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
8
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of meeting notices for the Homemaking Centre's Child Study Group.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 50; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
50
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken at the Hanukkah party at the Bloor JCC. Pictured in the photograph are a man and child at a table.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1985]-2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting various programs and events of the JF&CS. Included is correspondence, a foster care brochure, newsletters, a booklet outlining information on one-parent families in Canada (1999) and Chaplaincy Services reports and guides.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
79
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1933-2011
Physical Description
ca. 4.8 m of texutal records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Jewish Family & Child was established in 1943 from the amalgamation of a variety of different social agencies formed as early as 1868. These included the Ladies Benevolent Fund, the Free Burial Society, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Jewish Children’s Bureau, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Ladies Maternal Aid Society. Much of its funding and support after its inception came from the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
The first executive director of the agency was Dora Wilensky. She was a trained social worker who served for twenty-eight years, until her untimely death from cancer in 1959. Jerome Diamond took over in 1960 and Gordon Wolfe succeeded him in 1981. Ron Levin briefly replaced Wolfe after his retirement in 2003, and was succeeded in 2006 by Dr. Richard Cummings who then retired in 2015. As of 2017, Brian Prousky is the organization’s current executive director.
During the early years, fees were established, but the agency never refused to assist clients because of their inability to pay. JF&CS became one of the first agencies to rely on trained social workers. It was also the first social agency in Canada to become unionized.
Over the years the agency’s role has changed and it has expanded significantly, in terms of its staff and services. After the Second World War it played a pivotal role supporting the Holocaust orphans who came to Canada as refugees, particularly in the area of locating foster parents for these children. By 1957, the agency hired its first counsellor and became a member of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto. The year 1968 marked the start of JF&CS’ new program involving the use of a mobile treatment centre to reach out to Jewish street kids and in 1974 they established the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre.
In 1981, JF&CS was mandated by the Province of Ontario as a Jewish children’s aid society responsible for the care and protection of all Jewish youth in the GTA. In 1983 they established the Just-A-Second Shop at 3101 Bathurst Street, which took in used goods from the community to pass on to needy families. Two years later they established the Henry G. Goodman Home for developmentally challenged children on Wilmington Avenue. The following year marked the opening of the Elm Ridge Group Living Residence for elderly people. In 1988, they opened a special shelter for abused women and children, and in 1994, they introduced their Homework Club for kids.
The current mission of Jewish Family & Child is to support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education, and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Their services include counselling, rehabilitation and support, foster care, family services, and community services. These services are offered in a host of different languages including Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, French, and English.
JF&CS is an independent organization that receives its funding from a variety of different sources such as UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto and York Region, the Government of Ontario, and individual donations.
As of 2017, JF&CS has nearly 130 staff providing more than thirty community services with a budget of almost $20 million. Their main office is located in the Lipa Green Centre for Community Services at 4600 Bathurst Street. They also maintain offices and run services out of their downtown branch at 35 Madison Avenue, their York Region branch inside UJA’s 1 Open Door at the Lebovic JCC, and their Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre in midtown Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Wolfe, Gordon
Diamond, Jerome D.
Subjects
Charities
Children
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Related Material
See also: Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds (fonds 86); Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds (fonds 87); Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds (fonds 66); and, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds (fonds 67).
Creator
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-5-101
2004-1-8
2002-10-38
2006-6-7 (Shelf 03-6,Orphan index cards)
2009-12-9
2010-4-1 (Shelf 34-1)
2010-10-5
2015-8/11
2015-9/1
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 84
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
84
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains correspondence between David Andrews and representatives of Jewish Family and Child Services.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Pooley, Walter, Mrs. and child
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Pooley, Walter, Mrs. and child
Page Number
625
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
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
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1953
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
70
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1954
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
92
Material Format
textual record
Date
31 Jan. 1954-22 Dec. 1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a negative of Bill's father Moishe Stern with an unidentified child and man. They are all wearing bathing suits and appear to be at a resort or cottage.
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
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
88
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a history of JF&CS on its 108th anniversary
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 50; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
50
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken at the Hanukkah party at the Bloor JCC. Included in the photograph are a man and young child at a table.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-1; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-1
File
73
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1943
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Child Welfare Association (JCWA) was formed in 1936 through the amalgamation of the Jewish Children’s Bureau, the Jewish Big Brother Movement, and the Jewish Big Sister Committee. This merger was intended to improve service to families in the community by making one agency responsible for all cases dealing with children and adolescents. The JCWA’s funding primarily came from the Federation for Jewish Philanthropies (later the United Jewish Welfare Fund) and municipal and provincial grants.
The JCWA’s chairman was Bertram N. Davis and first executive secretary was Anne Gussack. Gussack was succeeded by Freda Manson in 1939 and Aaron B. Feld in 1941. Soon after its formation in 1936, the JCWA became one of the first unionized social agencies in Canada when it formed the Staff Association with the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau (JFWB).
Located at 179 Beverley Street, the JCWA’s core activities included placing children in foster homes, arranging adoptions, supervising children in their own homes, providing housekeeping services to families, and providing supervision and guidance to unmarried mothers. The JCWA paid for the foster children’s room and board, clothing, and medical care; supervised their religious education; and supplied scholarships for vocational training through its Jewish Children’s Vocational Fund. The JCWA also ran the Foster Mothers’ Parent Education Group, initiated a foster day care program to allow foster mothers to work, and arranged for the placement of children in summer camps. A constant problem for JCWA was the lack of appropriate foster homes. In order to secure more homes, the agency regularly engaged in a foster homefinding publicity campaign.
The Child Welfare Committee of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society assisted the JCWA with finding and visiting foster homes, arranging adoptions, and attending to chronic clinical cases. The Hebrew Maternity Aid Society also participated in a Car Corp program with the JCWA by providing its social workers with volunteer drivers to help them travel to different locations.
The JCWA’s Big Brother and Big Sister Departments provided guidance for delinquent, troubled, and developmentally disabled adolescents through individual and group work. Both departments assisted troubled youth with employment, vocational training, school adjustment, and recreational activities. In 1941, the Big Sister Committee left the JCWA to become affiliated with the JFWB.
Discussions regarding the co-ordination of services between the JCWA and the JFWB began as early as 1935. Since both agencies worked with children and families, a merger was believed necessary to improve service to the community and ease confusion. In February 1943, the JCWA and the JFWB merged to form the Jewish Family and Child Services (JF & CS).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of textual records documenting the programs, operation, finances and special projects and studies of the Jewish Child Welfare Association and its predecessor the Jewish Children's Bureau. Included is correspondence, reports, surveys, memos, meeting notices, agendas and minutes, financial records, questionnaires, speeches, client and membership lists, case presentations, news articles, theatrical scripts, event invitations and statistics.
Fonds has been arranged with one sous-fonds, which contains the records of the Jewish Children's Bureau. In total there are 25 series. The Jewish Child Welfare Association (main fonds) series are: 1. Board of Trustees; 2. Executive Director; 3. Committees; 4. Adoption; 5. Foster care; 6. Summer camp program; 7. Nursery school; 8. Jewish Children's Vocational Board; 9. Finance and accounting; 10. Human Resources; 11. Operational statistics; 12. Special studies and surveys; 13. Publicity; 14. Liaison with other social welfare organizations; and 15. Welfare Council of Toronto. The Jewish Children's Bureau (sous-fonds) series are: 1. Board of Trustees; 2. Executive Director; 3. Adoption; 4. Foster care; 5. Finance and accounting; 6. Human resources; 7. Building administration; 8. Special studies and surveys; 9. Publicity; and, 10. Liaison with other social welfare organizations.
Notes
Associated material note: for related records held at the City of Toronto Archives, see also: Children's Aid Society of Toronto fonds (fonds 1001); Welfare Council of Toronto records in the University Settlement House fonds (fonds 1024, series 658); and, Department of Public Welfare records in the Former City of Toronto fonds (fonds 200).
Name Access
Jewish Child Welfare Association
Jewish Children's Home
Jewish Children's Vocational Fund
Davis, Bertram N.
Gussack, Anne
Manson, Freda
Feld, Aaron B.
Jewish Big Sisters Committee
Jewish Big Brothers Movement
Jewish Family and Child Services
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Department of Public Welfare
Welfare Council of Toronto
Children's Aid Society
Subjects
Charities
Children
Families
Nonprofit organizations
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
See also: Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds (fonds 87); Jewish Family and Child fonds (fonds 79); Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds (fonds 66); and, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds (fonds 67).
Arrangement
Records of the Jewish Big Sisters Committee, the Jewish Big Brothers Movement and records documenting programs of the JCWA that continued after the formation of JF & CS, such as the Foster Homefinding Campaign and the Foster Mothers' Parent Education Group, are arranged with the JF & CS fonds 79.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Executive director series
Level
File
Fonds
86-1
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 May 1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one speech delivered by the JCB's Executive Director entitled "Interpretation of Child Care Work".
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Joint Committee on the Aged, Family and Child Welfare, Chronic Sick, and Social Services sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
9-11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1946
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of one file of minutes and reports of this joint sub-committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1898]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm and 12 x 9 cm on matte 17 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original and one copy print of Carl Frankel at the age of about four years on a tricycle in the backyard of 107 Gloucester, Toronto. There is an unidentified little girl in the foreground.
Subjects
Children
Tricycles
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.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1993
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of past presidents of Jewish Family & Child Service. Standing from left are: Gordon Wolfe, Marshall Kesten, Lorne Wolfson, Paul Forman, Yale Drazin, Les Scheininger, Howard Perlmutter, and Bernie Aaron. Seated from left are: former Jerome Diamond, Henry Goodman, Francis Storm, Morris Wayman, Rose Wolfe, and Gerald Slan.
Name Access
Aaron, Bernie
Diamond, Jerome D.
Drazin, Yale
Forman, Paul
Goodman, Henry G.
Kesten, Marshall
Perlmutter, Howard
Scheininger, Les
Slan, Gerald
Storm, Francis
Wayman, Morris
Wolfe, Gordon
Wolfe, Rose
Wolfson, Lorne
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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