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Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-2; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 April 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a report concerning insurance for Jewish camps and the rest home.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Rest Home Club file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-6; File 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Rest Home Club file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
1-6
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dora Till and an unidentified woman at a Rest Home Club annual dance in support of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home. The dance had a Hawaiian theme and both women are wearing leis around their necks.
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
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Associated groups sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926-1928
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
30 Jan. 1953-8 Dec. 1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
[192-]-1977
Physical Description
46 cm of textual records
163 photographs (54 negatives)
9 architectural drawings
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health. By the late 1930s, a search for a replacement location was underway, as the Bronte Rest Home became ill equiped to deal with the increased demand, primarily due to unsuitable grounds and facilities.
In 1941, after selling the home in Bronte, the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home Committee built a second home on eleven acres of lakefront property in Tollandale, near Barrie. In 1948, the Rest Home was admitted into the Jewish Camp Council, which helped the Committee administer the camp and fill staffing vacancies. Following this move, the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society changed its name to the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association, to better reflect the fact that the home was their only remaining activity.
In 1957, the camp expanded its mandate to include the addition of two new programs at its facitilites: Camp Family Fun for fathers, mothers, and children up to the age of nine and Camp Good Fellowship, a program for senior citizens over the age of 60.
Dora Till was the Rest Home's founding president for a total of 15 years and remained active with the home until it ultimately closed in 1977.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the operation of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Homes in Bronte and in Tollandale. The records include minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, financial records, invitations, brochures and pamphlets, architectural drawings and photographs.
The records have been arranged into seven sub-series: Executive Committee, Operational functions, Finance and accounting, Building operations and grounds maintenance, Programming and events, Associated groups and General photographs. The records have been described at the file level while a selection of the photographs have been described at the item level and have been digitally scanned.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; File 84
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
File
84
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken at the groundbreaking for the second Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home in Tollandale, near Barrie. Present are Dora and Morris Till, Dr. Lipson, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lunenfeld and Al Ginsberg.
Subjects
Building
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 8
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
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Feb. 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consist of a report about the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte from the mid-1920s to the late-1930s and then moved to Lake Simcoe and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her and the house can be seen behind them.
Subjects
Meetings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
Series
Fonds
9
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1986
Physical Description
76 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series contains records of immigrant arrivals in Canada from 1949 through 1986. The "sailings" files are basically passenger lists from Atlantic voyages between 1949 and 1953 that brought immigrants to Canada. These lists are marked, showing which immigrants were sponsored by JIAS. Not all of the immigrants were Jews. Information included indicates the ship name; date and place of departure; date and place of arrival; names of passengers; their children and ages; sponsors and their address. Some lists include age, sex, occupation and destination information for sponsor or immigrant. The later "record of arrivals" files (1959 to 1986) contain lists, letters, telegrams and memoranda, as well as "agency notification cards" that list the immigrant arriving, citizenship and destination (sponsor) in Canada, and number of dependents. The series is arranged in chronological order.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Physical Condition
Records are foxed, some have rust or water stains.
Arrangement
Series has been arranged by the archivist in a combination of two previous series. The original "Sailings" series (MG2 I1a I) was arranged in two separate groups, the first of sailings for which JIAS had an official number (these numbers are still on the folders), and the second of those without a number. These two groups have been integrated into a single chronological series. The Record of Arrivals files were formerly part of the MG2 I1a K2 series, "Immigrant Files - Administration, Projects."
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 197
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
197
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1963
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 198
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
198
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1963-Dec. 1963
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 199
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
199
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 200
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
200
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1965-Aug. 1965
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 201
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
201
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 1965-Dec. 1965
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 202
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
202
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 203
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
203
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1967-Oct. 1969
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 204
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
204
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1969-May 1970
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 205
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
205
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1970-Jan. 1974
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 206
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
206
Material Format
textual record
Date
Aug. 1973-June 1975
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 207
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
207
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 208
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
208
Material Format
textual record
Date
Dec. 1975-Mar. 1976
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 209
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
209
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1976-Jan. 1977
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 210
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
210
Material Format
textual record
Date
Feb. 1977-Jan. 1980
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 211
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
211
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1980-May 1980
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 212
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
212
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1980-Nov. 1980
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 213
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
213
Material Format
textual record
Date
Dec. 1980-Oct. 1981
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 214
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
214
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1981-May 1982
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
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 9; File 215
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Arrivals series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
9
File
215
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1981-May 1986
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
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Operational functions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 81
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
81
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1955
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
4 drawings : detail ; 51 x 60 cm folded to 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Camp Council was formed in 1945 by five different groups running summer camps for Jewish youth: B’nai Brith, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Mothers’ and Babes’ Summer Rest Home Association, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
The United Jewish Welfare Fund eventually assumed responsibility for all camp property, including Camp Northland in Haliburton, and programming for all camps was organized as a unified service. The Jewish Camp Council Board of Directors included representatives from all five organizations, while the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. acted as executive director of the Jewish Camp Council. Initially, the head office was located at Camp B'nai Brith, near Orillia, and then moved into the new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building at Spadina and Bloor in 1953.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the construction of the new Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home near Barrie. This includes contractor correspondence, executive correspondence, work lists and estimates and four architectural plans for the camp's kitchen and dining hall.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home was established by Ida Siegel in the mid-1920s under the auspices of the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity Aid Society. The camp was created for poor women or women of modest means with children younger than nine years of age. It was located in Bronte and then moved to Lake Simcoe during the late 1930s and became a pay camp, attracting mostly newcomers from Europe.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ida Sigel speaking at a meeting at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Bronte, Ontario. There are several men and women seated around her.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
2401-05 Ontario Street
Source
Landmarks

The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health.
Address
2401-05 Ontario Street
Time Period
1919-1941
Scope Note
The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health.
History
By the late 1930s, a search for a replacement location was underway, as the Bronte Rest Home became ill equipped to deal with the increased demand, primarily due to unsuitable grounds and facilities. In 1941, after selling the home in Bronte, the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home Committee built a second home on eleven acres of lakefront property in Tollandale, near Barrie. In 1948, the Rest Home was admitted into the Jewish Camp Council, which helped the Committee administer the camp and fill staffing vacancies. Following this move, the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society changed its name to the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association, to better reflect the fact that the home was their only remaining activity. In 1957, the camp expanded its mandate to include the addition of two new programs at its facilities: Camp Family Fun for fathers, mothers, and children up to the age of nine and Camp Good Fellowship, a program for senior citizens over the age of 60. Dora Till was the Rest Home's founding president for a total of 15 years and remained active with the home until it ultimately closed in 1977.
Category
Camps and Resorts
Source
Landmarks
Address
Tollandale Mill Road and Tyndale Road
Source
Landmarks

The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health.
Address
Tollandale Mill Road and Tyndale Road
Time Period
1941-1977
Scope Note
The Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, was first organized in 1919 by Dora Till, Ida Siegel and Lillian Clavir, members of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society. It was formed in order to provide convalescent care for victims of the influenza epidemic by offering a two week holiday to mothers and young children. First located in a home in Bronte, now Oakville, the Rest Home was officially brought under the auspices of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society in 1921. By this time the Home had moved from being a convalescent home to being a place of respite in the country for women and children of modest means, although they continued to assist those with poor health.
History
By the late 1930s, a search for a replacement location was underway, as the Bronte Rest Home became ill equipped to deal with the increased demand, primarily due to unsuitable grounds and facilities. In 1941, after selling the home in Bronte, the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home Committee built a second home on eleven acres of lakefront property in Tollandale, near Barrie. In 1948, the Rest Home was admitted into the Jewish Camp Council, which helped the Committee administer the camp and fill staffing vacancies. Following this move, the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society changed its name to the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association, to better reflect the fact that the home was their only remaining activity. In 1957, the camp expanded its mandate to include the addition of two new programs at its facilities: Camp Family Fun for fathers, mothers, and children up to the age of nine and Camp Good Fellowship, a program for senior citizens over the age of 60. Dora Till was the Rest Home's founding president for a total of 15 years and remained active with the home until it ultimately closed in 1977.
Category
Camps and Resorts
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-1
File
82
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Camp Council was formed in 1945 by five different groups running summer camps for Jewish youth: B’nai Brith, the National Council of Jewish Women, the Mothers’ and Babes’ Summer Rest Home Association, the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
The United Jewish Welfare Fund eventually assumed responsibility for all camp property, including Camp Northland in Haliburton, and programming for all camps was organized as a unified service. The Jewish Camp Council Board of Directors included representatives from all five organizations, while the executive director of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. acted as executive director of the Jewish Camp Council. Initially, the head office was located at Camp B'nai Brith, near Orillia, and then moved into the new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building at Spadina and Bloor in 1953.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the dedication ceremonies of the new Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home built in Tollandale near Barrie. Records include an invitation, master programmes, general correspondence and speeches.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of a husband and wife and child with several pieces of luggage.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Scope and Content
Negative of UJA Walk for Israel rest stop outside Bank Leumi.
Notes
Title based on content of negative
Negative by Graphic Artists Photographers
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
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Executive Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 1-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
Executive Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
1-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 996
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
996
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Aug. 1949 - 5 Dec. 1951
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
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 19 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of three women walking, one of whom is carrying a duffle bag.
Notes
Photograph by College Studeio, 499 College St. KI. 2507
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Jan. 1948-10 May 1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains passenger lists that are organized by boat name, arrival date, family name and number of family members. Some lists indicate addresses. Boat arrivals were General Sturgis, General Heintzelman, Nea Hellas, Marine Falcon, Marine Marlin.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-Apr. 1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 10-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Publications and publicity series
Baycrest News sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
10-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
Sept. 1969-1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of issues of the Home News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-1; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-1
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of expense tables, correspondence, financial and insurance papers relating to the properties owned by JIAS and used for immigrant housing.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 999
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
999
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 Jan. - 22 Dec. 1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of sponsored Jewish immigrants arriving in Canada, listing their name, the ship they arrived on and the address of their sponsor.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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