The file consists of feedback regarding background material for The Canadian Jewish Congress, a list of ticket holders for the Golda Meir Reception held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue, an invitation to the reception celebrating the innauguration of air services between Canada and Israel, correspondence regarding conferences in Israel, Zionist Yearbooks, and Magen David Adom.
This series’ original provenance is difficult to pinpoint, but the files before 1937 are likely to have belonged to Maurice A. Solkin when he was Executive Secretary of the Toronto office in the 1930s. Since the original series included correspondence addressed to Solkin’s successors, it is possible that Solkin’s files were inherited by them, used and/or added to: by Mandel Kraicer in the 1940s, Dan Drutz in the 1950s and Louis Poch in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scope and Content
Series consists of subject files relating to a variety of JIAS functions and relations with other organizations, along with reports and published documents, dating from 1935 to the early 1960s.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Series has been created and arranged by the archivist in chronological order. It was formerly a part of a series (MG2 I1a F) called “Executive Director’s reference files” which was a mixture of administrative records, correspondence, subject files, legal documents, and miscellaneous files that have now been separated into different series.
The file consists of correspondence concerning interviews with Hon. David Ben Gurion, Hon. Shimon Peres and other Members of the Knesset; correspondence concerning the Shalom television programme, the welfare of soldiers in Israel, guidelines for aliyah procedures and an invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Mr. Zvi Avrami, General Manager of the King David Hotel and a subscription form for literature produced by the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
File consists of a list of catagory winners and awards, an outline of the award events for 2007, a critical path, a news release for the 19th Annual Canadian Jewish Book Awards and CJN article by Bill Gladstone describing the 19th annual awards.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the file are meeting minutes, press releases, correspondence, award ceremony programs, book award submissions, jury citations, award debriefing notes, timelines, projected revenue spreadsheets, catering details, a quote for the book awards event, and the layout of Leah Posluns Theatre
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are meeting minutes, financials, 2007 Book Fair evaluation luncheon materials, correspondence, The Toby Press new titles and back list, a letter to Jewish Book Fair donors, a timeline, an event guide, and a Toronto Star press clipping featuring People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are annual event guides from 1996-2009, correspondence, press clippings, a breakdown of speaker fees, event timelines, financials and a copy of an architectural drawing of the Lipa Green Building.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are letters to recipients of awards, correspondence, press clippings, book reviews, a program guide, and a copy of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award in Holocaust Literature presented to Joseph Kertes.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included is a list of award winners for 2010, meeting minutes, financials, correspondence, welcoming remarks, timelines, to do lists, a special occasion permit application and event guides.
This file consists of 1938 and 1943 publications from the Mizrachi Organization of America, an educational brochure about Hechalutz Hamizrachi, notices about purchasing trees for the Rabbi Meyer Berlin Forest, a notice denouncing the activities of "Zambrowsky", a notice about the "Shekel Manifest", a poster for a Mizrachi Ontario Region Conference in 1947 held at Mizrachi Camp in Bronte, ON, a poster for the fourth annual dinner at Bronte, ON, several announcement for guest speakers sponsored by the Mizrachi Organization of Canada.
This file consists of hand-written notes from an executive meeting, a booklet highlighting the achievement of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, an information package for 1940 for the United Jewish Welfare Fund, a letter from the Toronto Shekel Board, a New Year's card from Jonah Wise, receipts for a New Year's greetings in 1940 in the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal and Canadian News, some letters from various organizations (including Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, Jabotinsky Memorial Meeting, Bikur Cholim), letters from Katz's bank manager, a booklet with manuscripts from Rabbi A. J. Kook, July 1940 meeting minutes form the Mizrachi Organization of America, an invitation to the National Mizrachi Conference in November 1940 and letters from Katz in Yiddish to Mizrachi Organization in Israel.
The file consists of general correspondence. The file includes correspondence regarding the Shalom television programme, Schlichim of Canadian Young Judaea, Rabbi Reuven Slonim, requests for information regarding a screening of the film "Hester Street" and memoranda concerning the 1972 national convention.
189 photographs : b&w (184 negatives) ; 11 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a few photographs and a large number of negatives depicting a wide range of topics including portraits, mens and womens groups, children at camp, sporting teams and events,synagogue and cultural events in Canada and Israel. Identification is provided in several cases.
The collection may have been donated by Bill Stern
Accession consists of records documenting the Canadian Jewish Congress Special Refugee Committee (1938), the history of pioneers of Toronto's Jewish community, Dorothy Dworkin and the founding of Mount Sinai Hospital, biographies of Toronto rabbis, the Canadian Nationalist Party (1930s), the consecration of the Jewish Synagogue on Richmond Street (Holy Blossom), and a B'Nai Brith research project on the early Jewish community of Toronto. Documents of interest include biographies of Rabbis F.M. Isserman (Holy Blossom 1925-1929), Maurice Eisendrath (Holy Blossom 1929-1943), and Norman Shapiro (Goel Tzedek and Beth Tzedec 1949-1955), an autobiography of the life of Dorothy Dworkin (1907-1911), a reprint of a 1912 article in the Jewish Times on the history of the pioneers of Toronto's Jewish community during the nineteenth century, and an antisemitic proclamation by the Canadian Nationalist Party.
There is no acquisition information for this accession. It was assigned the accession number by the archivist.
19 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the activities of a number of Toronto organizations and schools including several committees of B'nai Brith, the Canadian Jewish Congress Soviet Jewry Committee, the Toronto JCC, Baycrest Centre, the Toronto Committe for Ezrath Nashim, Eitz Chaim school, Leo Baeck Day school and CHAT (Community Hebrew Day School. There is also a photograph of an event in Cagary involving the Calgary Jewish Community Council.Identified individuals include Dorothy Reitman, Shirley Carr, Alan Rose, Frank Diamant, Alex Fisher, Rabbbi Sheldon Steinberg, Toronto Mayor Art Eggleton, and Larry Grossman.
001: Grade 4 student Robbie Berger demonstrates the principles of electricity at the Leo Baeck Science Fair, [198-]. Photo by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto, ON.
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
This accession consists of photographs of U.J.A. society chairmen, 1970s; "Let My People Go", Labour Zionist meeting; Mandolin Group (Montreal); Toronto Group, Forest Hill, and congregants in a synagogue sanctuary.Identified individuals are Ben Kayfetz, Joseph B. Salsberg, Gordon Mendly, Dr. Syd Wax , and Lucille Lorie.
File consists of miscellaneous photograph, some of which were taken by the Toronto Star and the Toronto Telegram. Included is: a group portrait of D. Lou Harris, E. E. Gelber, Ben Sadowski and Jacob Finkelman; a photograph of the United HIAS representative greeting a new immigrant disembarking from a boat; two photoraphs of members of the Red Cross with a small child, possibly at Union Station; and a doctor and two women examining an infant.
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
The file consists of general correspondence, the donation of an estate of Sidney Burns and Irwin Burns to the Zionist Organization of Canada, a Judicial Order issued by Judge T.L. Cross regarding the estate of Abraham Brody of Edmonton, and an invitation to attend a community tribute to Mr. Lavy Becker.
The file consists of general correspondence, a letter written by Gerry Charness to The Honourable Max van der Stoel, Foreign Minister, Netherlands concerning the cancellation of his trip to Saudi Arabia because the Saudi Arabian government refused to allow a journalist who is a Dutch Jew into the country. The file also includes a film licence agreement for the film " Six Days in June.".
The file consists of general correspondence regarding the establishment of a Farband Canadian District, and a letter written by Prof Lawrence Frieman, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, concerning the publication of his book "Don't Fall off the Rocking Horse.".
The file consists of general correspondence. It also includes a letter sent to the Hon. William Davis, Prime Minister of Ontario concerning his greetings on the occasion of the 41st national convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
The file consists of correspondence concerning the provision of medical supplies and food to Biafra, a response to the editorial "For the War Record" submitted to the November 1971 edition of The United Church Observer, and a registration form for the souvenir programme of the 1975 Negev Dinner in Tribute to Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut.
The file consists of an announcement regarding the employee pension plan, correspondence concerning Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, and other general correspondence regarding summer camps, and Shlichim of Canadian Young Judaea.