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Accession Number
2006-8-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-8-18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2.7 m of textual records and graphic material
Date
1978-2001
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual and graphic records relating to the Downtown Jewish Community School. The records include family education grants, applications and reports, class lists, board meeting minutes and correspondence, financial records and audited statements, photographs, children's artwork, news clippings, program material, and a scrapbook.
Custodial History
The records were kept in the offices of Joan Schoenfeld, principal of the Downtown Jewish Community School until their transfer to the OJA on 2006-08-24.
Administrative History
The Downtown Jewish Community School is an independent afternoon and Sunday school of approximately 200 students affiliated with the Board of Jewish Education UJA Federation of Toronto. It caters to children in the public school system. Although the objectives of the DJCS are primarily educational, encouragement of a sense of community among Jews in downtown Toronto has always been, and continues to be, a prime concern.
The DJCS opened in the Bloor "Y" on Sunday, September 7, 1979 with a full student enrollment of forty-seven children in three grade levels. The full school-community consisted of seventy-seven families -- members, whose children attended the school, and associate members, most of whose children were on the waiting list. Programs included classes in Jewish heritage, culture, values and Hebrew language, community holiday celebrations as well as adult and family education.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 5; File 84
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
84
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1983
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 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
85
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
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 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
86
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1999
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 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
87
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1991
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 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
School files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
5
File
89
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-12-4
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
24 photographs : col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1988-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of the graduating classes of the Downtown Jewish Community School from the first class in 1988 through to 2013. Missing are the photographs from the years 1998, 1999 and 2011. Also included are identification keys as well as class lists detailing student names, addresses, home schools and parent names.
Subjects
Education
Children
Religion
Name Access
Downtown Jewish Community School (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 89
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
89
Material Format
textual record
Date
1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1979?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an article called "Jewish Population, Institutions & Commercial Facilities South of St. Clair Ave., Toronto," dating after 1976. The author is not identified.
Subjects
Communities
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of students standing in front of the Jewish community center and Hebrew school in Sudbury, Ontario.
Front row, from left to right: Mitchell Speigel, Debbie Steinberg, Wally Greenspoon.
Second row, from left to right: Ethel Helpert, Claudia Greenspoon, Judy Leve, Brenda Rubin, Susan Stickles, Mort Grimmson, Rabbi Bereson.
Third row, from left to right: Steven Silverman, [identified], Billy Braverman, Jackie Greenspoon, Charles Schwartz.
Pictured in the back row, third from right: Judy Leve. Back row, from left to right: Douglas Stickles, Donnie Richmond, Frances Goodman, Miriam Rubin, [identified], Mrs. Stickles, Ester Nudleman, Bill Greenspoon, [identified].
Subjects
Community centers
Schools
Students
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 234
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
234
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1978-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-8-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm and 14 x 10 cm
1 cm of textual records
Date
[194-]-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records created by the London Jewish Community Centre including a report to the special committee for the study of the London Jewish community, programmes for the centre and the constitution and by-laws for the London Jewish Youth Association. There is also a photograph of two unidentified men at the dedication of the Shimon Siegel Rabbi Study, as well as three photographs of an unknown motorcycle club.
Administrative History
The Jewish Community Centre of London was originally affiliated with the United Way; however, today they form a part of the United Jewish Appeal London Federation. Previously, the Centre offered programmes for the Jewish community of London including day camps, Hebrew schools, seniors groups, and other recreational events. Today, these programmes are still being offered, but have grown substantially to accommodate the increasing demand.
MG_RG
MG2 M4
MG2 P4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-2-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
4 photographs : col. (2 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
1976-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material pertaining to the Jewish community of Sarnia and Ahavas Isaac Synagogue. Included is a 25th anniversary commemorative book, newsletters, bulletins, flyers, programs for religious events, information for synagogue visitors, correspondence, and press clippings documenting shule and community events. There are 2 photos of children at an Israel dance festival (Rikudiyah) in a gymnasium.
Administrative History
The Sarnia Jewish community worshiped at the old Davis Street Synagogue which was established in 1922. In 1950 ground was broken and the cornerstone laid for the Ahavas Isaac Synagogue and Community Centre. The new building opened in 1951.
Alvin Fox was president of the congregation in the early 1980s and his wife Valerie was active in the Sisterhood.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1941-1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 2 minute books containing the minutes from Kenora Jewish community meetings and Kenora Synagogue executive meetings, along with some financial records. Accession also includes synagogue executive correspondence in both English and Yiddish.
MG_RG
MG 3 B20
Subjects
Meetings
Synagogues
Communities
Places
Kenora, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w (jpg)
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
[194-]-2005
Scope and Content
This accession consists of textual records and photographs documenting the Belleville Jewish community and the Sons of Jacob Synagogue. The textual records include a dedication book from the Synagogue as well as documents related to the synagogue's reunion weekend in 2005. The photographs depict the Judaeans basketball team, a Young Judaea conference, the synagogue's dedication ceremonies, and a children's Purim play.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Communities
Purim
Synagogues
Places
Belleville (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
17 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1924-1996
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records documenting the Jewish community of Cornwall. The records include newsclippings; B'nai Birth meeting minutes, dues ledger book, and membership pins; Hadassah meeting minutes; photographs; Beth-El Synagogue correspondence, memorial book, president speeches, congregational meeting minutes, annual general meeting minutes, and financial statements; and a cemetery plan and ledger book.
Custodial History
The records were in the custody of Mark Goldhamer, former president of the Beth El Synagogue and were originally lent to the Archives for research purposes for the Small Jewish Communities project. Upon discussion with the director of the Archives, Mark decided to donate the records to the OJA and thus they were transferred via Sharon Gubbay Helfer, oral historian and researcher/writer on the small Jewish Communities project.
Subjects
Communities
Places
Cornwall (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[194-]-1988
Physical Description
323 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting Phil Givens' involvement with the Jewish community. In particular, the textual records include general correspondence, speeches and convention materials documenting his role as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and his involvement with many other Jewish organizations. The records also consist of certificates, scrapbooks, objects, photographs of various events within the community as well as photographic albums presented to Givens on the occasion of his 1968 Jewish National Fund Negev dinner and his 1985 Canadian Zionist Federation testimonial dinner.
The majority of the records has been arranged into nine sub-series: 9-1. B’nai Brith; 9-2. Canadian Zionist Federation; 9-3. Jewish National Fund; 9-4. Keren Hayesod; 9-5. Rho Pi Phi fraternity; 9-6. State of Israel Bonds; 9-7. United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal; and 9-8. Other Jewish organizations.
Notes
Includes 12.15 cm of textual records, 2 objects and 1 presentation piece.
Arrangement
Any files not clearly associated with a specific Jewish organization were attached to the Jewish communal service series itself.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1914-1993
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement with various Jewish organizations, including: the I.L. Peretz School, the Canadian Jewish Congress, UJA Federation, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the Canadian Zionist Federation. Included are medallions, pins, a coin, a poster, certificates, photographs, meeting minutes, a test, booklets, event programmes, a transcript, bulletins, notes, newspaper clippings, articles, reports, newsletters, a brochure, and a flyer.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 17 photographs, 4 pins, 4 medallions, 1 coin, 1 poster, and 1 certificate.
Related Material
For other records documenting the CJC's Committee for Soviet Jewry see also fonds 17, series 3.
For other NFJA records see MG 2B-1P and MG9 ("Fraternally Yours" publications).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
95
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1934-1982, predominant 1958-1982
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records
37 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records documenting Dr. Alexander Brown's various Jewish communal activities. Included are meeting minutes, speeches, publications, correspondence, invitations, flyers, photographs, biographies, newspaper clippings, brochures, a list, and a program.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Physical Condition
A number of the photographs are starting to curl along the edges and have become stiff due to poor storage conditions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits collected by Dr. Brown of prominent Jewish communal leaders. The bulk of the portraits are of individuals involved with the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Board of Jewish Education. Included are portraits of: Abe Posluns, Wilferd Gordon, Balfoura Gordon, Dr. Levi Jacober, Stephen Berger, Sam Sable, Arthur Kruger, Dr. David Mirsky, Rabbi Irwin E. Witty, William Leibel, Joseph Levine, Nathan Silver, Benjamin V. Levinter, J. Barney Goldhar, Rabbi Emanuel Forman, Abraham Lieff, and Joseph Tanenbaum.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1968]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
14 photographs (8 contact sheet) : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits collected by Dr. Brown of prominent Jewish communal leaders. The bulk of the portraits are of individuals involved with the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Board of Jewish Education. Included are portraits of: Dr. Alexander Brown, Meyer W. Gasner, Joseph Tanenbaum, Donald Carr, Mrs. J. Snider, Ben Steinberg, and Jack Daniels.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
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.
Physical Condition
Photographs are starting to curl and are quite stiff due to poor storage conditions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
16
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1934-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs ; b&w ; 17 x 12 or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs, newspaper clippings and a copy of a front page of the YMHA Bulletin related to Posluns involvement in Jewish communal activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2012-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-2-2
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
37 photographs (jpg) : b&w and col. ; 33 MB
Date
1958-2005
Scope and Content
Accession consists of born-digital images and digital scans of original photographs depicting the 2005 closing ceremonies of the Beth El Synagogue in Cornwall as well as exterior and interior images of the synagogue, the congregants, community events and B'nai Brith members.
Custodial History
The photographs were acquired by the OJA for the Ontario's Small Jewish Communities exhibit, but they were never accessioned until February 2012.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1979
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by Al and/or Nathan Gilbert that document Jewish events held in the city of Toronto. The kind of events included are dedication ceremonies, groundbreaking ceremonies, city council meetings, dinners and walks.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-3-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-18
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1107 photographs : b&w and col. ; JPG
36 col. contact sheets
1 folder textual records
Date
1906-2002
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 1107 colour and black and white photographs of Jewish life in Windsor, Ontario. The digital photographs on four discs are scanned from original photographs found on 36 colour contact sheets. There is also a finding aid detailing the Photo #, Category, Date, and Caption/Description.
Custodial History
Likely originated from Rabbi Plaut and somehow ended up at Windsor Jewish Community Centre
Administrative History
Jonathan Plaut was an important rabbi in Windsor, Ontario who wrote a history of Windsor's Jewish community.
Places
Windsor (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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
173
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4083
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4083
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a Jewish school in Poland. The photograph depicts the students and teachers of the school assembled in front of it. The photograph was sent to Sarah Low of Peterborough, Ontario.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Schools
Students
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
Poland
Accession Number
1978-7-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 3-2; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Director of school finances series
School audited financial statements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
3-2
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Special, Ad-Hoc and Temporary Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 16; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Special, Ad-Hoc and Temporary Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
16
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
This task of this committee was to produce a new budgeting formula for the ongoing subsidization of Toronto Jewish schools by the UJWF
Scope and Content
File consists of minutes, reports and budgets of the committee.
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
240
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
284
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 Jan. 1973-14 Sept. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
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 10
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
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 1971 and 1972 studies about services provided to Jewish poor by Toronto Jewish agencies.
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 21
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
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report by Dr. Albert Rose on the changing nature of Toronto's Jewish Community.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish communities sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1978
Physical Description
38 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports from Jewish individuals and organizations located within small (and medium-sized) Ontario Jewish communities about local antisemitism issues.
Communities documented are: Bellville, Brampton, Brantford, Chatham, Coburg, Cornwall, fort William, Galt, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Oakville, Orillia, Oshawa, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Port Arthur, Port Hope, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, St. Catherines, St. Thomas, Wallaceburg, Welland, and Windsor,
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Communities
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Administration Committee series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 8-3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Administration Committee series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
8-3
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of studies of Toronto's Jewish population and their use of services provided by the UJWF.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Small Ontario Jewish Communities sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-8
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to surveys of the Jewish Communities in several small Ontario towns
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1992-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-3-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w : 21 x 25 cm
1 folder of textual records
Date
1959-1964
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 1 photograph and meeting minutes of the St. Thomas Jewish community. Pictured in the photograph from top are: Norman Kurtzman, Reuben Shepherd, Dave Gerrard, Max Zwickel, Gordon Kulman, Irving Feldman, Sophy Segal, Ida Green, Dave Klein, Eva Klein, Jack Wiseman, Jack State, Ruth Ross, Barney Ross, Eva Kurtzman, Gert Feldman, Rhoda Kulman, Francis State, Anne Wiseman, Lil Shepherd, Rose Gerrard, Jack Shepherd, Ethel Shepherd, Rebecca Robinson, Sara State, and Louie State
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-161
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-161
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs : col.
1 folder of textual records
Date
1970-1971
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 2 photographs of the exterior of the Kiever Synagogue (taken by Rolf Lederer in 1991) and correspondence from the Orthodox Community Council of Toronto.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1979-9-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1975
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one 25th Anniversary book for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre.
MG_RG
MG 2 N2A
Subjects
Anniversaries
Name Access
Hamilton Jewish Community Centre
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-38
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
6 documents (13 jpgs)
Date
1948-1991
Scope and Content
This accession consists of electronic copies of original textual records, documenting the Jewish community of Owen Sound, Ontario. The records include a community draw ticket (1959); the Canadian Jewish Congress Educational Department code of practice, for discussion at the sixth regional conference on Jewish education (1957); a page from a donation ledger for the United Palestine Appeal (1948); the Beth Ezekiel Synagogue historic plaquing program book (1991); and an employment contract between the Synagogue and Rabbi H. Lasher (1962).
Custodial History
The original records are in the possession of the donor. The OJA was granted permission to scan the documents in June 2007, as part of the Ontario Small Jewish Communities initiative. These copies were then donated to the Archives on 2007-06-11.
Administrative History
Jeff Elie is the current president of Beth Ezekiel Synagogue in Owen Sound. For a history of the Synagogue and the Owen Sound Jewish community, see the OJA's Small Communities Exhbit: http://ontariojewisharchives.org/exhibits/osjc/communities/owensound/index.html
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Synagogues
Communities
Name Access
Beth Ezekiel Synagogue
Places
Owen Sound, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-6-7
Material Format
architectural drawing (electronic)
Physical Description
5 architectural drawings (pdf)
Date
[1992?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of five pdf files of architectural drawings for the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Three files show the floorplans for the 3 floors of the Centre, and two files show the renovations to the building.
Custodial History
The original plans are in the possession of Makrimichalos Cugini Architects.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-3; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-3
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Files consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and programming records.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 95
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
95
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the 1951 self-survey of the Jewish community of Welland, Ontario. Several self-surveys were conducted in the 1950s under the auspices of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Communities
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
Welland (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Janice Gross Stein was born in 1943 and is a prominent Toronto-based academic and professor, having been (since 2000) the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Erwin Schild was born March 9th 1920 in Germany, the Son of Herman and Hetti. He arrived in Canada from Great Britain on July 15, 1940 aboard the S.S. Sobiesky and was interned with nearly 3,000 other wartime refugees. He was eventually ordained by Yeshivah Torath Chaim, Toronto, and served as Rabbi of the Adath Israel Congregation from 1947 to 1989. He married Laura Saxe and together they have three children: Herman, Hedy, and Naomi. He has written about his experiences in "World Through My Window" and "The very narrow bridge: a memoir of an uncertain passage." In 2001 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending an unidentified Jewish communal event. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Rabbi Erwin Schild, Phil Givens, noted academic Janice Stein, and John Roberts (MP),
Name Access
Roberts, John, 1933-2007
Schild, Erwin, 1920-
Stein, Janice Gross
Subjects
College teachers
Rabbis
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning programming at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-4; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-4
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and articles concerning the Soviet Jewry activities of the Winnipeg Jewish community.
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 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
Accession Number
2013-8-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-8-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
13 photographs : col. ; 52 x 41 cm
Date
[195-]-1992
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 13 portrait photographs of past presidents of the YM-YWHA and the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Included are: Sam Granatstein; Bernard J. Kamen, Q.C., 1985-1989; Allan B. Zender, 1989-1992; Jack Wahl, 1972-1974; Wilfred Posluns, 1974-1978; Irwin Soren; Bert Fine; Louis Borsook; Alex Fisher; Martin Mendelow, 1982-1985; Ellis I. Shapiro; Bernard S. Dales, 1978-1982; and Max Schwartz.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for these photographs. The accession number has been assigned by the archivist. It is likely that the photographs originated at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre.
Subjects
Community centers
Portraits
Name Access
Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
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