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Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 10; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison Project series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
10
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes for the Liaison Project's Protected Group meetings that took place from February to July 1942.
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
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of meeting dates and events for members of the Association of Women's Electors for 1938, 1939 and 1940.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 22; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
File
Fonds
22
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933, 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm on matte 25 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Jewish girls group, dressed up in male costumes. Pictured in the centre row, fourth from the left is Ethel Mehr.
Subjects
Children
Costume
Portraits, Group
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
1988-12-3
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
201
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Jan. 1970-9 Dec. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
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 344
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
344
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the appointment of an activities coordinator, copy of a job posting for a recreation and camping worker and schedule of events for a study group sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women.
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 19
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
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the YM&YWHA about their programs and budgets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one booklet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Council of Jewish Women, Toronto Section.
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 456
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
456
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 8 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Jewish Girl Guides in Bronte, Ontario. From left to right are: Ida Strauss, Molly Lerner, Anne Schroeder, and Anna Kernerman.
Notes
On the front is written April 29/28.
Name Access
Kernerman, Anna
Lerner, Molly
Schroeder, Anne
Strauss, Ida
Subjects
Girl Guides
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
Bronte (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 7, 1975.
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 6
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
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the report introduction and the segment concerning the Jewish Girls' Club. This is part 3 of 10 of the report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
90
Material Format
object
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 159
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
159
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 160
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
160
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the News and Views newsletter, a program for the tenth annual conference, and an information sheet for prospective members.
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
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 Jan. 1953-20 Nov. 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
80
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
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Souvenir programme for the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association and Council of Jewish Women for a Gentlemen Prefer Blondes production held at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 6 year old girl, standing and facing towards the camera. She is wearing a checkered jacket and matching hat, and has a cross body bag that she is holding by the strap.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 4 year old girl, seated on a ledge with her legs crossed and her hands in her lap, facing the camera.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 12 year old girl, standing her hands together, next to a statue of a cat on a pedestal.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1953
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 4 year old girl, standing while holding a book titled "The Book of Hobbies for Children ages 8-13," facing the camera.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 1 year old girl, who is seated with her arms up and her hands behind her head.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sion (?) Roth is the daughter of Sidney Roth, the cousin of Sylvia Schwartz.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 5 year old girl, smiling and standing on a table in front of a patterneed curtain while facing the camera.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 June 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 2 year old girl standing behind a table and holding a telephone receiver while facing the camera.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter from the Council
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (pdf)
Date
23 Oct. 2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of speech written and presented by Gloria Roden. She presented the early history of National Council of Jewish Women, (1897-1957) at a government of Canada ceremony in which NCJW’s Council House, formerly located at 44 St. George Street, Toronto, was designated an institution of national historic significance by Parks Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board. The event took place at Council House, 4700 Bathurst Street on October 23, 2017.
Administrative History
Gloria Roden is a a second generation volunteer National Council of Jewish Women member.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1940-1996
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
11 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The International Council of Jewish Women is made up of Jewish women's organizations from across the world. Founded in 1912 and revived in 1949, the ICJW's goals were to promote equal rights, women's rights, understanding, and peace throughout the world. It sought to spread knowledge about and strengthen Jewish cultural traditions, to help build Israel, and to encourage women to participate in community services. It cooperated actively as a non-governmental organization with UNESCO, and was an accredited observer at the United Nations. The National Council of Jewish Women has been a vital member of the ICJW, with a number of its members having served on the executive and as vice-presidents and presidents of the ICJW.
In a first attempt to form an international council of Jewish women, representatives from the National Council of Jewish Women in the United States, along with similar organizations in Great Britain and Germany, met in Rome in 1912. Their efforts were aborted with the onset of World War I, but in the 1920s, Jewish women's groups reconvened and ended up holding three meetings. After a long hiatus due to the devastation of World War II and the Holocaust, the International Council of Jewish Women was officially re-born in 1949 in Paris. The ICJW has held conventions every three years since 1954, and in countries around the world, including in Toronto in 1972, and in Vancouver in 1987.
The ICJW was organized in a committee system which communicated through a network of newsletters, mailings, and triennial meetings. Committees have included By-Laws, Community Services, Herczeg Israel Seminar, Newsletter, North American Committee, Public Relations, Resolutions, Soviet Jewry, Status of Women, and United Nations. The ICJW also held regional meetings, seminars such as the Rosa and Esteban Herczeg seminars in Jerusalem, and field trips.
Canadian presidents of the ICJW have included Antonia S. Robinson (1957-1960), and Helen Marr (1990-1993). While serving as president, Tony Robinson represented Jewish women of Canada at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Helen Marr served as president of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section from 1973 to 1976, and as president of the NCJWC from 1981 to 1985. She married Gerald Marr, and has three children. Helen served as Canada's Vice-President to the ICJW from 1986-1989, and chaired the ICJW's triennial convention in Vancouver in 1987. She also held leadership positions with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Ben Gurion University, Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Skylight Theatre.
Scope and Content
Series contains records documenting the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada's involvement in the International Council of Jewish Women. It includes pamphlets and publicity material, newsletters, the 75th anniversary tribute book, by-laws and resolutions, material from conventions and other activities, correspondence, and photographs.
A portion of the records were generated during Helen Marr's presidency of the ICJW. These records include by-laws and guidelines, committee files, and mailings.
Notes
The International Council of Jewish Women was variously called the World Congress of Jewish Women, the World Conference of Jewish Women, and the World Organization of Jewish Women between 1912 and 1929.
Name Access
Helen Marr
World Congress of Jewish Women
World Conference of Jewish Women
World Organization of Jewish Women
Subjects
Human rights
Women
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with, and publications of, the National Council of Jewish Women.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Jan. 1953-21 Dec. 1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 Feb. 1970-25 May 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
218
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 Aug. 1970-14 Oct. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
280
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 Jan. 1973-8 June 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-2
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 videocassettes (each 44 min, 39 sec.)
Date
1969, 1997
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a 1969 letter from Senator A[rthur] W. Roebuck, responding to a thank-you letter sent by Mrs. Sydney Cooper and Mrs. Minden, co-chairs of Crown Gifts division, and Mrs. Allen A. Small, chair of the Women's Division of UJA. The letter refers to the recent visit of a group of women who visited the Parliament buildings in Ottawa and were received by Senator Roebuck. The other items in the accession are a video and guidebook set entitled 'Untying the Bonds... Jewish Divorce: a GET Education Video & Guidebook, Fall 1997."
Custodial History
The records were in the office of Frances Goldstein, Associate Director for Top Gifts at UJA's Centre for Philanthropy, before being transferred to the OJA. Goldstein was formerly the head of Women's Campaign.
Administrative History
The Canadian Coalition of Jewish Women for the GET was composed of all the major Jewish women's organizations, which joined forces in the late 1980s to have the federal Divorce Act amended. The Jewish Women's Federation was one of these organizations; the others were Jewish Women International of Canada, Emunah Women of Canada, Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada, Na’amat Canada, Canadian ORT, Women’s Federation CJA, National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Status of Women Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress and Women’s League of Conservative Judaism. In 1990, as part of a lobbying group that included B'nai Brith, Canadian Jewish Congress, and religious groups of all faiths, the Coalition succeeded in having a protective clause added to the Divorce Act, ensuring that no spouse should retain barriers to the religious remarriage of their ex-spouse in a divorce in Canada. The Coalition went on after its successful legislative reform campaign to produce an educational video on Jewish divorce and continue with its activism and public awareness building.
Subjects
Women
Get (Jewish law)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Mrs. Irene Samuel speeches and reports file
Level
Item
Fonds
38
Series
2-1
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is a speech written by Irene Samuel on the Jewish Girls Club. The speech was written in support of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies annual campaign.
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 755
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
755
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
15 Brunswick Avenue
Source
Landmarks

At the turn of the twentieth-century, the Jewish population of Toronto grew with large numbers of Eastern European families fleeing hardship back home. Soon, a variety of clubs began forming, providing a place for Jewish boys and girls to participate in athletic and social programming. In 1919, several of the athletic and social groups decided to amalgamate and formed an umbrella organization known as the Hebrew Association of Young Men’s and Young Women’s Clubs. By 1930, they were known as the YM-YWHA (Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. Through the 1920s and 30s, they occupied a number of facilities in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area.
Address
15 Brunswick Avenue
Time Period
1937
Scope Note
At the turn of the twentieth-century, the Jewish population of Toronto grew with large numbers of Eastern European families fleeing hardship back home. Soon, a variety of clubs began forming, providing a place for Jewish boys and girls to participate in athletic and social programming. In 1919, several of the athletic and social groups decided to amalgamate and formed an umbrella organization known as the Hebrew Association of Young Men’s and Young Women’s Clubs. By 1930, they were known as the YM-YWHA (Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association. Through the 1920s and 30s, they occupied a number of facilities in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area.
History
As a result of the overcrowding and de-centralized facilities, in 1937, the YM-YWHA constructed its own athletic building at 15 Brunswick Avenue, next door to the Talmud Torah, to ease the overcrowding. Similar to the JCCs of today, the early YM-YWHA provided a sense of Jewish identity and camaraderie through physical, educational, cultural and community based programming.
Category
Arts
Education
Private Clubs
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
61
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newsletters and correspondence from the New Fraternal Jewish Association
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
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
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
13 Mar. 1953-16 Nov. 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
186
Material Format
textual record
Date
14 Jan. 1970-18 Nov. 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
266
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 Jan. 1972-1 Dec. 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
276
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 April 1973-27 Aug. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 416
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
416
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990 - 1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1988-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1988-2-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1961-1965
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a typed constitution of the New Fraternal Jewish Association MBS (Mutual Benefit Society) with additional hand written page inserts.
Administrative History
The head office of this association was in Toronto.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-22
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973-1983
Scope and Content
Accession consists of Toronto Secular Jewish Association newsletters from 1980 to 1983 and a photocopy of the SJA constitution and by-laws (1973).
Administrative History
Toronto's Secular Jewish Association (SJA) was founded in the late 1960s by 15 families who felt a strong identification with the humanistic, ethical and cultural roots of Judaism rather than with theistic or political affiliations.
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Subjects
Religion
Societies
Name Access
Toronto Secular Jewish Association
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 86; Series 14; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Child Welfare Association fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
86
Series
14
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1937-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Association (JCCA) was formed in the fall of 1936 through the coordination of the Jewish Girls’ and Boys’ Clubs to provide cultural, social, educational and athletic programming for members of the Jewish community. Located at 44 St. George Street, the JCCA offered a variety of classes; including, cooking, sewing, journalism, language, dance and art classes. It also ran a home camp and summer nursery school and organized celebrations for Jewish festivals and holidays.
However, many similar organizations existed in Toronto at the time and the JCCA was absorbed into the larger and growing Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association around 1941. The YM-YWHA initially continued to operate many of the JCCA's programs at 44 St. George Street. Today, the YM-YWHA has evolved into the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC).
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and client lists documenting the relationship between the JCWA and the Jewish Community Centre Association of Toronto (JCCA).
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 16, file 9, and The Jewish Family and Child fonds 79.
Accession Number
2004-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
16
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between the JFWB and the Jewish Social Service Association, Inc. of the City of New York.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
13
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1963-1982
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 12 x 19 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The New Fraternal Jewish Organization was established around 1959 by J.B. Salsberg and other ex-members of the United Jewish People’s Order. The NFJO was a fraternal organization open to men and women who shared a common interest in the welfare of Jewish communities around the world, the preservation of Jewish culture, the support of Israel, and democratic rights for all people. J.B. Salsberg served as president for several terms and also edited the organization’s publication “Fraternally Yours”.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the New Fraternal Jewish Association. Included are two copies of the NFJA's publication Fraternally Yours (1963 and 1982), notes for an obituary delivered by J.B. Salsberg for member Leo Sax (Nov. 1970), and photographs and a certificate documenting a 70th birthday celebration thrown by the NJFA for Salsberg. Also included are photographs and a newspaper clipping documenting the opening of the medical clinic in Kiryat Yam (Israel) that was built by the NFJA in honour of J.B. Salsberg. Identified in the photographs are: J.B. Salsberg, M. Biderman, Ambassador C.E. McGaughey, Sam Lipshitz, Malka Portugali, Sarah-Gittel Salsberg, David Lewis, and Harry Binder.
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
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Associations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 62; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Associations series
Level
Series
Fonds
62
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1980-1995
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
30 audio cassettes
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, minutes and other materials accumulated by Ben Kayfetz during his involvement with various organizations, including the Toronto Jewish Historical Society, Canadian Jewish Historical Society, Learned Society and Yiddish Luncheon Circle.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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