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Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Foster care series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Foster care series
Level
Series
Fonds
86-1
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence documenting the JCB's foster care activities.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Foster care series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Foster care series
Level
Series
Fonds
86
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1943
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting JCWA's foster care program. Included are financial records, case load statistics, municipal grant applications, and Children's Aid Society voucher reports.
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
Passenger Names
Foster, Fred
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foster, Fred
Page Number
341
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foster, Louis
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foster, Louis
Page Number
349
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-1982
Physical Description
50 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of children partaking in various physical education activities such as gymnastics, soccer and basketball. The file also includes contact sheets with four images on each sheet.
Subjects
Sports
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Special studies and surveys series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Special studies and surveys series
Level
File
Fonds
86-1
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one survey of the intelligence of children in the Jewish Children's Home and an outline of the most beneficial recreational and educational plans for them.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Foster, Mrs. Sarah
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Foster, Mrs. Sarah
Page Number
543
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Address
336 Annette Street
Source
Landmarks

The Jewish Orphanage was established in 1909 in a rented house in the Ward, later moving to 218 Simcoe St. In 1921 the name was changed to Jewish Childrens' Home, and in 1922 a stately house at 336 Annette St. was purchased, called "Oakland". It had been designed by James Ellis. The house could accommodate 35 children.
Address
336 Annette Street
Time Period
1922-1935
Scope Note
The Jewish Orphanage was established in 1909 in a rented house in the Ward, later moving to 218 Simcoe St. In 1921 the name was changed to Jewish Childrens' Home, and in 1922 a stately house at 336 Annette St. was purchased, called "Oakland". It had been designed by James Ellis. The house could accommodate 35 children.
History
The children went to local schools and attended Jewish Sunday School, as well as having Bar Mitzvah training. They were provided with clothing and meals, and had the opportunity to enjoy activities taking place within the home, such as cooking and drama. The Home was closed in 1935 due to disagreements between the newly established Jewish Children's Bureau's (JCB) and the Jewish Childrens' Home (JCH) around child welfare policies, as well as a need for the Federation to cut costs.
Category
Social Service
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Special studies and surveys series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 12; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Special studies and surveys series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
12
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting JCWA's survey foster parents' income and expenses. Included is a report detailing the overall average monthly finances for one family and the full survey with exact figures for each family.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 18; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Welfare Council of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
18
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the JFWB's cooperation with the Welfare Council of Toronto in developing a foster day care programme in Toronto, particularly in the West End Creche. Included are minutes of case conferences between the JFWB and the Jewish Child Welfare Association, meeting notices and minutes of the Welfare Council of Toronto, staff memos, correspondence, reports, lists of Jewish children in foster care, newsclippings and statistics.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and the head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
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
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Jewish Education series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Jewish Education series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1960
Physical Description
3.6 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Jewish Congress assisted the communities in all aspects of Jewish education for both youth and adults. It recruited qualified teachers, provided pedagogical training, established a uniform curriculum and evaluated school programmes. It also helped the smaller communities in organizing cultural activities such as Jewish Book Month and Jewish Music month and supplied guest speakers in support of these projects.
Scope and Content
Series consists of general files of Jewish Education.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG260.
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 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
14
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the JCWA and the Jewish Children's Society of Baltimore. Liaison with this agency began with the Jewish Children's Bureau and was continued by the JCWA.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Building administration series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Building administration series
Level
File
Fonds
86-1
Series
7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the Board of Management of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the JCB regarding the closing of the Jewish Children's Home.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 10; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86-1
Series
10
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JCB and the Bureau for Jewish Children in Philadelphia.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86-1; Series 10; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Bureau sous-fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86-1
Series
10
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of general correspondence between the JCB and the Jewish Children's Bureau of Chicago.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Personnel Study sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 66; Series 13-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Board of Management series
Personnel Study sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
66
Series
13-2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Part 4 of 10
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the report segment concerning the Jewish Children's Bureau. This is part 4 of 10 of the report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Vocational Board series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 86; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Jewish Children's Vocational Board series
Level
Series
Fonds
86
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1942
Physical Description
4 folders of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Children’s Vocational Board was likely established in the early 1930s by the Jewish Children’s Bureau to provide youth with scholarships for vocational and educational training. The Board met regularly to review scholarship applications, discuss the management of funds and arrange publicity. Until 1939, gifts were also provided to wards of the agency on their bar mitzvah.
In 1938, The Kate Josephi-Amelia Davis Scholarship Fund of the Big Sisters Committee became affiliated with the Jewish Children's Vocational Board. Although the Board continued to operate after the formation of the Jewish Family and Child Services, it likely ceased to function sometime in the 1940s possibly due to financial difficulties or to the fact that other organizations were offering the same service.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting JCWA's Jewish Children's Vocational Board. Included are meeting notices and agendas, correspondence, client lists and a case presentation.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For records of the Kate Josephi-Amelia Davis Scholarship Fund see the Jewish Family and Child fonds 79.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to the Bureau of Jewish Education Fifth Annual Education Dinner, 1955 in honour of Ida Lewis Siegel and the speech of dedication presented by Dr. Joseph Diamond, Executive Vice President of the Bureau of Jewish Education that honours Ida Lewis Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1961
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
110
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1973
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 111
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
111
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1973
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 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
149
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1971
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
141
Material Format
textual record
Date
22 Oct. 1957-20 Nov. 1957
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
174
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1970
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
233
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
247
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
287
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Volume 1 of 2
Date
10 Jan. 1973-31 May 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Notes
File forms part of a larger unit consisting of: Fonds 67, Sub-sub-series 5-5-1, Files 287 and 288.
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
288
Material Format
textual record
Other Title Information
Volume 2 of 2
Date
12 June 1973-19 Dec. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Notes
File forms part of a larger unit consisting of: Fonds 67, Sub-sub-series 5-5-1, Files 287 and 288.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Studies and Surveys sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-2; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Studies and Surveys sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the final bound version of a Study on Jewish Education prepared by the UJWF in cooperation with the BJE.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Bureau of Jewish Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Aug. 1963-18 Dec. 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Bureau of Jewish Education
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3969
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3969
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Speaker: J. Irving Oelbaum.
Name Access
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Accession Number
1986-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3970
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3970
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Fourth from left: Eddie Gelber.
Name Access
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3988
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3988
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph
Accession Number
1986-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Religious Education in Public Schools sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-4
File
66
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a paper on "Issues in Jewish Education in Canada" prepared for the Plenary Assembly of Canadian Jewish Congress
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Religious Education in Public Schools sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-4
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to Jewish religious education.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1985-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1985-2-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 20 cm
Date
1918-1967
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the role of Dr. Joseph Diamond as the first Director of the Toronto Bureau of Jewish Education. Included are copies of a 1918 letter from the Intercollegiate Menorah Society of New York, minutes of the founding organizations of the Bureau of Jewish Education (United Jewish Welfare Fund, Canadian Jewish Congress Central Agency for Jewish Education, Provisional Executive, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the new Bureau (1948-1950)), and programs for the BJE's Inaugural Meeting (1950) and the Eighteenth Anniversary (1967). There are several reports and surveys and a 1964 newspaper article from the Yiddish Standard about the Bureau and it's director. Finally there are two articles published in Hebrew in Israel about Jewish education in North America and a case study of Toronto, as well as a reprint of a 1951 article (in Yiddish) by Nachman Shemen about Dr. Joseph Diamond and Sam Posluns.The photographs show Dr. Diamond addressing an Eitz Chaim Annual Banquet and a Regional Education Conference in Hamilton, Ontario.
Administrative History
In 1949 Dr. Joseph Diamond was appointed Executive Director of the new Bureau of Jewish Education and Sam Posluns the Provisional President.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-4-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-4-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
1951-1959
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 38 photographs documenting Toronto Board of Jewish education events and affiliated individuals, including the first annual dinner held on 7 June 1951 at Murray House in Toronto.
Name Access
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Administration Committee series
Sub-Committee on the Funding Formula for Education sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 8-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Administration Committee series
Sub-Committee on the Funding Formula for Education sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
8-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consist of reports detailing data about Jewish school attendance. Also included are copies of minutes of meetings of the Special Committee on the School Funding Formula..
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 95; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
Series
Fonds
95
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1954-1983
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
4 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Established in 1949 as the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) is the central Jewish agency in Toronto whose mandate is to preserve, enrich, and promote Jewish education in the Greater Toronto area. Its primary tasks are to coordinate and provide leadership in teacher training and professional development, curriculum development, school administration, and inter-school activities, and also to allocate funds to affiliated Jewish schools raised through the annual UJA Federation fundraising campaign.
The BJE was established following the recommendations of a 1948 study of Jewish education in Toronto undertaken by Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman of the American Association for Jewish Education, and sponsored by the United Jewish Welfare Fund and the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), Central Region. In its constitution, the bureau was described as having the dual characteristics of being an autonomous agency of the UJWF and also as acting for the UJWF in the field of Jewish education. The bureau was governed by a board of governors with representatives from affiliated schools, the UJWF, CJC Central Region, and from the community at large. The inaugural meeting of the board took place on 20 March 1950. The BJE served 21 day and supplementary schools at its founding.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, the BJE sponsored adult education programs in Toronto through the Institute for Jewish Studies, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Centre (JCC) and CJC. The BJE also provided assistance and advice to the CJC in support of Jewish education in the smaller Jewish communities in Ontario. The BJE's role in adult education diminished significantly after its reorganization in 1968, but this again became a responsibility for the BJE in the late 1990s.
Although its primary function is to support existing educational institutions, the BJE has also participated in establishing several new institutions in Toronto. In 1953, to meet the need for qualified teachers in affiliated schools, the BJE and CJC Central Region founded a Jewish teachers' seminary (Midrasha L'Morim) in Toronto, which was jointly funded by the BJE and CJC for many years. In 1960, the BJE and UJWF sponsored the establishment of a non-denominational Jewish high school, the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), with the BJE Executive Director as its director. In 1978, the Orah School for Jewish Children from the Soviet Union was established by the BJE, to meet the special needs of the large numbers of recent immigrants from the Soviet Union.
Dr. Alexander Brown worked for the BJE for over 20 years. His involvement began in 1957 when he became a consultant to the BJE. In the late 1960s, he became the BJE’s Associate Director, a position he held until the early 1980s. He also served as Dean of the Midrasha L’Morim and was a member of its faculty.
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual and graphic material documenting Dr. Alexander Brown's involvement with Toronto's Board of Jewish Education. Included are meeting notices, agendas and minutes, reports, studies, proposals, statistics, financial records, correspondence, programmes, invitations, a news release, flyers, applications, publications, booklets, a directory, lists, and photographs.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Related Material
See also Fonds 48.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Board of Jewish Education series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the American Association for Jewish Education's Jewish Education Directory, which includes the contact information for Canadian Jewish schools.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Study Committee on Jewish Education series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Study Committee on Jewish Education series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
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 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a letter from the Chairman of the Board of Jewish Education.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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