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Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 177
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
177
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence and memoranda.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 175
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
175
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the resignation of the regional director, activity reports, and minutes of meetings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 176
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
176
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of minutes of meetings, copies of The Eastern Region News, interim reports and correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 178
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
178
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the activities of Pacific Region.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
ID
Fonds 28-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
Fonds
28-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1934-1978
Physical Description
4.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
From 1921 to 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada. The largest of the ZOC regions was the Central Region consisting of Ontario. Virtually all organizations, congregations, societies and ideological groupings having a Jewish heritage in Ontario participated in the activities of the Central Region of ZOC.
The Central Region administration mirrored the administration at the national level. It functioned through an Executive, a Regional Council, and various volunteer committees. The Ontario Camps Association provided governance for the summer camps in Ontario co-sponsored by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Hadassah-Wizo and Canadian Young Judaea. Programmes such as the Zionist Book Club, art exhibitions, lunch clubs and other activities have served to promote the ideals of Zionism and foster a stronger sense of Jewish identity among Jews throughout Ontario.
Regional Plenary conferences were held between the National Plenary conventions. This sous-fonds includes records of the 16th to 28th Central Region Conferences held between 1946 and 1968. Representatives from Central Region also participated as delegates to National Conventions and internationally in the World Zionist Congress.
Scope and Content
The Central Region sous-fonds documents the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada at the regional level. While the records cover the period between 1934 to 1978, the bulk of the records date from after 1960. As well as textual records and photographs, the sous-fonds includes films (and a video transfer of the films) of camp activities at Camp Solelim in 1974.
The sous-fonds is organized into 7 series: records of the Ontario Camps Association (1961-1978); auditor's reports prepared for the Central Region Treasury Board (1944-1970); records relating to the Zionist Book Club (1962-1978); Young Judaea (1955-1968); correspondence with community representatives (1965-1967); Central Region conferences (1946-1968); and, the Central Region administration's subject files (1952-1978).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 353 photographs, 3 film reels (Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (VHS).
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the 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
60
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various correspondence from the Zionist Organization of Canada
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 237
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
237
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a copy of the Constitution of the Zionist Organization of Canada (1944).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 174
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
174
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of listings of the inner executive, regional statistics, agendas, notices of meetings, minutes of meetings and financial statements.
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
122
Material Format
textual record
Date
18 Jan. 1954-27 Dec. 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
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957-1971
Physical Description
261 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC mandate was: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada. The images depict members at meetings, conventions and banquets, reception dinners, as well as sponsored events involving dignitaries and foreign diplomats. The images have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file and item level.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Canadian Zionist Organization
Notes
.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence from the Canadian Zionist Organization
Notes
.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, minutes, and correspondence from the Organization related to Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of news releases and reports related to Israel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and newsletters from the Zionist Organization of Canada
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 82
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
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of invitations, confidential inter-office memoranda, advertisements and activity summaries.
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 83
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
83
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of minutes of meetings, lists of regional officers, correspondence, activity reports and memoranda.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1957
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two images taken at a Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, banquet. The images depict a group of men and a group of women seated around a banquet table.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1961
Physical Description
11 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, convention, held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Toronto. The images depict individuals receiving awards of honour, speakers at the podium, group photographs of members of ZOC in attendance, and people seated around banquet tables.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 June 1964
Physical Description
16 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, convention held at the Inn on the Park. The images include both the Central Region general meeting and banquet and the Toronto Zionist Council's general meeting. The images depict delegates seated at the banquet tables, speakers at the podium, and individuals receiving awards of honour.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
6 Nov. 1971
Physical Description
10 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region's annual convention. The convention was held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Toronto. The images depict speakers at the podium, group photographs of convention delegates, and individuals seated at banquet and boardroom tables.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 July 1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region Executive.
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
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to the Zionist Organization of Canada and associated organizations such as the Toronto Zionist Council, Arbeiter Ring, Jewish National Fund, Habonim, Hadassah and Junior Hadassah, and the Hebrew Liberal Club. Many of these organizations were housed in the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Avenue.
Included are correspondence with the Zionist Institute on Beverley Street, the Toronto Zionist Council regarding insurance matters for the Spadina building, the Zionist Council of Canada tax filing with the provincial secretary, and letters patent reincorporating the Toronto Zionist Council. As well there are minutes of the Toronto Zionist Council executive and a list of officers of that organization, as well as a memoranda submitted by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Zionist Organization of Canada to a United Nations conference in San Francisco.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Toronto Zionist Council
Zionist Organization of Canada
Physical Condition
Some of the docments are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence concerning the discharge of the Toronto Zionist Council Canada Life Assurance Company Mortgage, contact with other insurance companies, as well as documentation of tax filings for the council. and accounts of a successful mission to the Halifax Jewish community by way of a retreat at Camp Kadimah.
There is a report of the call-up of army reservists during the Six-Day War in Israel, a proposal and report concerning a move of the Zionist Organization of Canada headquarters from Montreal to Toronto, and a reprint of an article from the Jewish Standard titled "Zionism in Canada" by Julius Hayman, and conversations concerning revisions to the Zionist Organization of Canada's constitution.
Name Access
Toronto Zionist Council
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Israel-Arab War, 1967
Physical Condition
Some of the documentts are in fragile condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Halifax (N.S.)
Montréal (Québec)
Toronto (Ont.)
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
102
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Bulletins from the Zionist Organization.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-11-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-5
Material Format
object
Physical Description
2 pins
Date
1967-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two gold coloured metal lapel pins. The face is divided into quadrants. Upper left has a Star of David embossed on it, followed by the upper right which has a maple leaf. The lower left has the initials "FZ" and the lower right has the initials "OC".
Administrative History
In 1967, the Zionist Organization of Canada became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). Established as a national federation for Zionist organizations across Canada, it is the official representative and voice of Canadian Zionists to the World Zionist Organization and remains committed to Jewish education, Jewish culture and the centrality of Israel in Jewish life. During the 1970s, the ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation and by 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
National Administrative Council and Executive Board series
Constitution Committtee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
1-4
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of a memorandum of agreement and recommendations to the national officers of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
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
56
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
57
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
125
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 Feb. 1954-21 Dec. 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
209
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Jan. 1970-9 Dec. 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
253
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 Jan. 1972-2 Oct. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
28
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1908-1979, predominant 1955-1976
Physical Description
7.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC adhered to the principles of the Jerusalem Programme of the World Zionist Movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1898 during the First Zionist Congress held in Basle Switzerland. These principles included: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada operated as an umbrella group that oversaw Zionist funds and administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) records span a 70 year period between 1908, with the formation of the Toronto Zionist Council (and its affiliated corporation, the United Zionists of Toronto) and the creation of the Zionist Organization of Canada in 1921, until 1978. The bulk of the records in the fonds were created after 1950.
The fonds is organized into two sous-fonds and eight record series. The sous-fonds contain records of the ZOC Central Region and the Toronto Zionist Council, which exercised considerable autonomy in their work under the ZOC umbrella. The record series include records relating to: ZOC's executive bodies, the National Administrative Council and Executive Board, and their predecessor, the Executive Committee of the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (1919-1976); the National Camps Association, responsible for overseeing the administration of summer camps owned by ZOC (1961-1968); Canadian Young Judaea, the youth wing of ZOC which was also responsible for the operation of ZOC summer camps (1957-1978); the ZOC Department of Education and Culture's cable television programme, Shalom (1971-1977); ZOC national conventions (1946-1975); the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada, of which ZOC became a member organization on its formation in 1967 (1972-1978); and the 28th World Zionist Congress held in 1972. The fonds also includes a series of subject files, the primary recordkeeping system for ZOC's administration, and a series of photographs of prominant persons and events maintained by ZOC for its public relations work.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes: ca. 1100 photographs (b&w and col.; some negatives), 24 embossed prints, 3 film reels (col., Super 8 mm), and 1 videocassette (col., VHS).
Associated material note: Additional records of the Zionist Organization of Canada can be found at the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives (Montreal), Library & Archives Canada (Ottawa), and the World Zionist Organization's Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem)
Name Access
Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Zionism
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Zionist Organization of Canada (1921-1978)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 28; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada series
Level
Series
Fonds
28
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1972
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC) was established at a founding convention held March 31 to April 4, 1967. The constituent members of FZOC were the Zionist Organization of Canada, Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, the Mizrachi Hapoel-Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, the Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Ha'avoda - Poale Zion, and the Friends of Pioneering Israel. The purpose of this new organization was to unify the voice of Jewish Canada at home and abroad.
FZOC committees were now responsible for the bulk of the administrative affairs for all of the Zionist activities undertaken by the above mentioned groups. These included activities in the areas of public relations, education and culture, youth, camping, aliyah, publications, United Israel Appeal and financial budgets. All activities undertaken by each constituent group that was not of mutual concern would continue to be financed and administered independently.
Although ZOC remained an independent non-political organization with its own agenda and mandate, FZOC assumed the staffing structure and personnel of ZOC, and thus a large amount of administrative overlapping occured. The headquarters of ZOC and FZOC were combined in ZOC's Montreal offices until April 1970. In June 1970, ZOC moved its headquarters to Toronto while FZOC's offices remained in Montreal. ZOC initially had the loudest voice in the new organization with an allotted 50% representation on the National Executive, the Inner Executive, on all committees, and as delegates to all future conventions.
By 1972, FZOC had changed its name to the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF).
Scope and Content
The series consists of files relating to the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada between 1964 and 1972. These files consists of convention documents including founding convention documents and reports, national convention records, constitutions, delegate election records, and financial records.
Name Access
Federated Zionist Organization of Canada
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4-3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Israel sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-3
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and reports related to Israel and to various anti-Israel incidents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
4 Nov. 1961
Physical Description
7 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during an Israel art exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel. The featured guest speaker was Nathan Phillips. The images depict guests looking at the art work, Nathan Phillips and other speakers at the microphone, and group photographs of invited guests and members of ZOC.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
8 Jan. 1967
Physical Description
5 negatives ; b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, general meeting. The images depict executive members of ZOC at the house of Mr. Kelner, and images of the stage and audience of the meeting, held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Jan. 1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an image of the officers of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, at a meeting at the house of Mr. [Ecstein?].
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
19 April 1967
Physical Description
3 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, meeting at 788 Marlee Avenue. The images include Max Goody at the podium addressing the gathering, and group photographs of several officers of ZOC, including Goody and Phil and Min Givens.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Oct. 1968
Physical Description
20 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken during the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region's 28th convention, held at the Seaway Towers Hotel in Toronto. The images depict speakers at the podium, individuals receiving awards of honour, group photographs of invited guests and delegates, and the arrival of guest speakers at the convention.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 May 1970
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a mass event, organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, held at the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue. The images depict speakers at the podium, and the gathered crowd seated in the Synagogue's sanctuary.
Name Access
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Zionist Organization of Canada. Central Region
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 May 1971
Physical Description
6 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at a Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region general meeting. The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn in Toronto. The images depict speakers at the podium and individuals seated at banquet tables.
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
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 June 1970
Physical Description
6 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Toronto airport, before the departure of a tour group to Israel. The tour was organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region. The images depict people at the registration desk, and participants in the airport, clearing customs and seated on the plane.
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 Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 37
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
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 41
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
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Western Canada synagogues series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1977
Physical Description
350 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of the records of fifty-two synagogues in communities west of Winnipeg. The records include black-and-white Polaroid prints, some with negatives, of the exterior and interior of synagogues, and 35 mm colour slides of the same. Series also contains forms filled out for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings. These forms detail the buildings' architectural details such as size, shape, construction, windows, doors, trim, stairs, etc. As well, most files contain an inventory sheet of resources gathered (eg., articles, synagogue booklets), including a listing of photographs taken. The series also include two audio cassettes containing recorded interviews and shul tours in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The series is arranged alphabetically by city, then synagogue.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 16 cm of textual records, 2 audio cassettes, and 1 drawing.
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Canada, Western
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 238
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
238
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of an invitation to the first fall meeting of the Regional Executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Division. Also included is a letter from the religious division of the Jewish National Fund of Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning the creation of offices in Calgary, a membership drive in Montreal, and a copy of the subscription form for membership to the New Jerusalem Programme.
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 76
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
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of greetings to Zalman Shazar, President of the State of Israel, and draft copies of the constitution.
Name Access
Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974
Subjects
Presidents--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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