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Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (glass slides) ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide containing the words: "The story told here is the story of the hopes and plans of the Jewish Community of Toronto. The course that we have set for ourselves is not an easy one, but the rewards of achievement will be beyond measure. Let us meet the challenge as a united community, with a singleness of purpose and a will to succeed. Let us make a promise come true. Remember, a community is known historically by the structures it builds." The quote is signed underneath by Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (glass slides) ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide with the caption "For a better today and a new tomorrow".
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
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 34
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
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1955
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Combined Building Campaign. This includes correspondence, reports, a speakers handbook, pledge and donor lists, financial records, promotional material and a copy of the Builder newsletter.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 52
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
52
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 and 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs related to the Combined Building Campaign to raise money for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and a new Jewish Old Folks' Home. The photographs are of a meeting held at one of the camps, possibly the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home and one photograph of members of the executive looking at the new drawings for the Bloor building.
Identified individuals in the photographs include Louis Borsook, Jacob Bailin, H. Max Swartz, Larry Sadoff, Jack Bernstein, Maude Leibert, Maurice Berg, Fred Mann, David Andrews, Betty Zipin, John Bernstein, Bob Pirie, Murray Schiff, Mac C. Cohen, Daisy Green, Nathan Marcus, Joseph Kronick, Moishe Kirsch, Sam Feder, [?] Gilbert, Betty Harris, Jack Berger, Sandy Berger and Irving [Lappin?].
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
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 Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 35
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
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains two combined building fund campaign books used for publicity purposes.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 36
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
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records related to the collection of the money pledged to the Combined Building Campaign. This includes correspondence and collection lists.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 37
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
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1955
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign began in 1950 in order to raise $2 750 000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This file contains various financial reports relating to the Combined Building Campaign. These include statements of collections, reports of payments and lists of outstanding pledges.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
103 photographs : b&w (28 negatives and 47 glass slides) ; 11 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Building Campaign was begun in 1950 in order to raise $2,750,000 for a new Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building and a new Jewish Home for the Aged. The campaign co-chairmen were Samuel Godfrey and Abe Posluns.
Scope and Content
This series consists of glass lantern slides used in public presentations during the Combined Building Campaign for a new Jewish Community Centre. The images show the old Brunswick Avenue facilities, children and youth engaged in sports and other activities, as well as some images of the residents of the Jewish Old Folks' Home on Cecil Street.
Notes
Copy prints and negatives were made from the slides when they were donated to the archives in April 1988.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
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
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 6; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Combined Building Campaign Committee series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
6
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (glass slide) ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is a glass slide showing the growth of the Jewish community in Toronto between 1901 and 1950. The chart was used to help raise funds for a new Jewish Community Centre and Jewish Old Folks' Home through the combined building campaign.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
1988-4-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 55; Series 2; File 106
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Julius P. Katz fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
55
Series
2
File
106
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of pledge cards with payments dedicated to the combined building campaign for the Jewish Community Centre and the Jewish Home for the Aged.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1958-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
14 architectural drawings : 68 x 102 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Max Hoffman and Sam Katz were the co-chairmen of the Adas Israel Building Fund Committee.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the construction and fundraising activities for the erection of a new building for Adas Isreal Synagogue. Included are brochures, bulletins, correspondence, a meeting invitation, floor plans, detail sketches, a site plan, photographs of the proposed model of the synagogue, and an architectural sketch of proposed menorahs for the synagogue. Also included are floor plans for the cantor's home at 126 Cline Ave. and the Ritualarium (Mikvah) at 11 Cline Ave.
Name Access
Hoffman, Max
Katz, Sam
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 11; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Events series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
11
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
file consists of an invitation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
Address
119 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1930-Present
Scope Note
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions.
History
Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Address
21 Dundas Square
Source
Landmarks

The six-storey Hermant Annex and 14-storey eastern tower were designed by Benjamin Brown in 1920 and 1930 respectively. The building is named after Percy Hermant and served as the headquarters for his company, Imperial Optical. The Hermant Building was built at Wilton Square - which was later renamed Dundas Square. Benjamin Brown's office was located in the Hermant Building in the 1940s. The offices of the Canadian Jewish Review were housed in the building on Dundas Square. The buildings were designated as heritage buildings in 1990.
Address
21 Dundas Square
Time Period
1930-present
Scope Note
The six-storey Hermant Annex and 14-storey eastern tower were designed by Benjamin Brown in 1920 and 1930 respectively. The building is named after Percy Hermant and served as the headquarters for his company, Imperial Optical. The Hermant Building was built at Wilton Square - which was later renamed Dundas Square. Benjamin Brown's office was located in the Hermant Building in the 1940s. The offices of the Canadian Jewish Review were housed in the building on Dundas Square. The buildings were designated as heritage buildings in 1990.
History
Percy Hermant was born in Mogilev, Russia in 1882. In 1897, he immigrated to Canada, arriving in New Brunswick, where he began working as a dry goods peddler. In 1900, he founded the Imperial Optical Company, the first prescription lens business in the Maritimes. This company eventually grew to be the largest company of its kind in the British Commonwealth. In addition to his successful business, he was very involved with philanthropic and community activities within Jewish and non-Jewish circles. He sponsored academic and musical scholarships.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Medical
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 18; File 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Client Agency Correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
18
File
52
Material Format
textual record
Date
Feb. 1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence about the fundraising campaign for a new YMHA building in Jerusalem.
Places
Jerusalem
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-4; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-4
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974-1984
Physical Description
73 photographs : col. ; 5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 73 slides of various Toronto Section council members, executive and their activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-4; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-4
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1984?]
Physical Description
98 photographs : col. ; 5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 98 slides of various Toronto Section council members, executive and their activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-4; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-4
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
135 photographs : col. ; 5 x 5 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 135 slides of Toronto Section council members, executive and their activities. The narrator of the slide show is Libby Baker, the producer, Jim Brady, and the scriptwriter, Barbara Berg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Refusnik groups sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-2
File
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
40 photographs : col. slides ; 3 x 4 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of forty unidentified colour slides of families, likely refusniks.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
225 Richmond Street West
Source
Landmarks

The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woolens. Their head office was designed by Benjamin Brown and was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woolens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue.
Address
225 Richmond Street West
Time Period
1923-present
Scope Note
The Gelber Brothers, Louis and Moses, were born in what is now Austria in the late nineteenth century. Together they founded the Imperial Clothing Company, which later became Gelber Brothers Woolens. Their head office was designed by Benjamin Brown and was located in the Gelber Building at 217-225 Richmond Street West. Although selling woolens was their main business, the brothers had other investments, including ownership of a service station at Simcoe and Richmond and a public garage at 287 Spadina Avenue.
History
The Gelber Brothers were prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. They were involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities and were active in many Jewish organizations.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
44
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of textual records documenting the Associated Hebrew School's building campaign for the Finch Avenue School. Included is correspondence, bulletins, brochures, press releases, booklets, and meeting minutes of the Building Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
197/199 Spadina Avenue
Source
Landmarks

The Empire Clothing Company building was another fine example of commercial buildings designed by Benjamin Brown. The building was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue at the corner of Phoebe Street and Spadina Avenue. Brown built the original and a later addition to the building.
Address
197/199 Spadina Avenue
Time Period
1923-present
Scope Note
The Empire Clothing Company building was another fine example of commercial buildings designed by Benjamin Brown. The building was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue at the corner of Phoebe Street and Spadina Avenue. Brown built the original and a later addition to the building.
History
Mr. Abraham M. Schiffer and Mr. William Leibel were the co-owners of Empire Clothing Co. and Cornell Tailored Clothing Ltd. The Empire Clothing Company Building served as the headquarters for both businesses. The Empire Clothing Company manufactured men's clothing and sold it wholesale. Leibel and Schiffer were also close neighbours, living only a few houses apart. William Leibel was a prominent member of the Toronto Jewish community. He was involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities and was active in many Jewish organizations, particularly in the area of Jewish education.
Category
Architecture
Manufacturer
Source
Landmarks
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1955?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a bulletin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a brochure.
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 111
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
111
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1958-1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records and graphic material relating to the building campaign for a new northern branch of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. on Bathurst Street. The records include promotional material, reports, ceremony itineraries, executive correspondence, financial records, pledge lists and a bulletin. The photographs are images of the building under construction.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 93
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
93
Material Format
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1956-1968
Physical Description
65 photographs : b&w (17 negatives ) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 drawing : proposal ; 21 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs taken during the construction of the northern Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. branch. Included are images of the surrounding land and river and some images of the completed building and parking lot. There are also some photographic copies of artistic renderings of the interior of the building, photographs of individuals looking at architectural plans and drawings of the new building -- including the visiting Israeli tennis team -- and a copy drawing of the original architectural proposal. There are also some images of the Building Committee and a fundraising meeting at the home of Sam Granatstein.
Identified individuals include Ben Shore, Dorothy Shore, Stephen Shore, John Shore, Percy Hermant, Gordon A. Adamson (architect), Lou Posluns, Sam Granatstein, Paul Granatstein, Alex Fisher, E. I. Shapiro, Ralph Fisher, H. Max Swartz, Bert Fine, Florence Hutner, Harvey Blackstein, Louis Posluns, John Fienberg and Stephen Berger.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Address
Dundas and Elizabeth Streets
Source
Landmarks

Dr. Max Kates was a Jewish dentist in Toronto. He was married to Lillian Kates, who was the founder of Camp Arowhon, a popular Jewish summer camp in Algonquin Park.
Address
Dundas and Elizabeth Streets
Time Period
ca. 1921-present
Scope Note
Dr. Max Kates was a Jewish dentist in Toronto. He was married to Lillian Kates, who was the founder of Camp Arowhon, a popular Jewish summer camp in Algonquin Park.
History
This building was designed by Benjamin Brown and was commissioned by Dr. Kates to house several stores and offices. It still stands today at the corner of Dundas and Elizabeth Streets in the heart of Toronto’s former St. John’s Ward; the area that first received the thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing the pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Category
Architecture
Retail store
Source
Landmarks
Accession Number
2008-8-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-8-12
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 posters : col. ; 54 x 28 cm
Date
1956
Scope and Content
This accession consists of two posters for the Combined Jewish Appeal and United Israel Appeal joint campaign of 1956. This campaign was a national effort and thus, the posters were created in Montreal. The posters are printed on heavy card stock.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 Apr. 1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a campaign dinner programme.
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 38
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
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1964
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Combined Youth Appeal was a fundraising arm of the United Jewish Appeal campaign that encompassed the many youth groups in the city. A staff person at the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was appointed to coordinate the fundraising and educational efforts of the campaign, in consultation with UJA staff. Each organization conducted its own campaign and programs to meet its desired targets. The groups were divided into divisions, which elected representatives to the Combined Youth Appeal cabinet. The cabinet acted as a liaison between the Combined Youth Appeal and the United Jewish Appeal.
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the Combined Youth Appeal campaign. This includes meeting minutes and reports, correspondence and promotional material. There are also meeting minutes from groups within the Combined Youth Appeal structure, namely the sorority and fraternity division.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[195-?]-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
23 photographs : b&w and col. (18 slides) ; 25 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 18 slides and five photographs pertaining to London Section members and a newsclipping from the London Free Press.
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 100
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
100
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962-1968
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
This file consists of photographs of members of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. presenting cheques and plaques to the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. executive. Identified individuals include Morley Pape, Michael Silverman, David Andrews, Juliane Goldberg and Irene McLellen.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings and photographs depicting parlour meetings to discuss the building campaign for the Finch Ave. School. The meetings took place at the homes of Mark Gross and Syd Greenstein. Identified in the photographs is: David Newman, Hershel Buchstein, and Mark Gross.
Notes
Photographs are by Graphic Artists Photographers.
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 113
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
113
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records detailing the finances of the northern "Y" building campaign. This includes correspondence and financial statements and summaries.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
46
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the President of the Women's Auxiliary of Toronto's Associated Hebrew Schools, Mrs. O. Rosenfeld, presenting a cheque to S.A. Kurtz towards the Building Expansion Fund (likely for the Finch Ave. School). Many of the women in the photograph are founding members of the Auxiliary, which was formed in 1924.
Notes
Photograph is by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Physical Condition
Photograph has been trimmed from its original size.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Adas Israel Synagogue series
Building sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
4
Series
5-1
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1958-1961
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of material relating to the construction of Adas Israel synagogue's new building at 125 Cline Ave. South. This includes publicity brochures and financial records about the building campaign and correspondence, programmes, and a film of the turning of the sod. As well there is correspondence, programmes, photographs and audio recordings of the laying of the cornerstone and dedication of the synagogue. There is also a key to the synagogue which was presented at the dedication ceremony.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 27 photographs, 14 architectural drawings, 3 audio reels, 1 film reel, and 1 key.
Name Access
Adas Israel Congregation (Hamilton, Ont.)
Subjects
Building
Synagogues
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 30
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
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence, building plans, rental information, and house rules.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 174
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
174
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
43
Material Format
object
Date
[nd]
Physical Description
1 item
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 112
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
112
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains canvasser lists, pledge lists and correspondence relating to the charter division of the northern building fund campaign.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 114
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
114
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1960
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains canvasser lists, pledge lists and correspondence relating to the founder's division of the northern building fund campaign.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 115
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
115
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains textual records relating to the general canvassing activities of the northern building fund campaign. This includes canvasser and pledge lists and general correspondence.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
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 116
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
116
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file contains canvasser lists, pledge lists and correspondence relating to the membership division of the northern building fund campaign.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Combined Fundraising Committee minutes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Combined Fundraising Committee minutes series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1959
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
This committee operated fundraising campaigns jointly with the Zionist Organization of Canada. Monies collected financed local activities of both organizations, as well as projects in Europe and Israel. Canadian Jewish Congress took the lead in campaign organization, and provided speakers and publicity material.
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes of the Combined Fundraising Committee.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG204.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1960-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
2 rulers
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of signs, rulers, campaign brochures, correspondence, and photographs documenting Phil Givens' two successful campaigns for election as Controller for the City of Toronto in 1960 and 1962.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-1
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Date
1964-1966
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
1 photograph : b&w
3 objects
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, graphic material and objects that document Phil Givens' two campaigns for mayor in 1964 and 1966. Included is campaign literature, correspondence, campaign platforms, memos, newsclippings, photographs, bottle caps, and one ruler.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Campaign series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
3 folders of textual records
1 ruler : 6 in.
Admin History/Bio
Although originally referred to as "contributions from subscribers", by the 1920s the annual fund-raising campaign efforts of the FJPT were simply referred to as "Campaign". Beginning in 1917 with a collection of $25,000.00 used to support a group of eleven affiliated charitable organizations, early campaigns relied on face-to-face solicitations, door-to-door collections, and mailed instalments for most of the FJPT income.
By 1924, collections had risen to over $70,000.00 from more than 1,600 donors. Three more "affiliated" agencies could be supported. By 1929 donations had surpassed $140,000.00, but thereafter declined dramatically by almost 50% as the Great Depression reduced wages and employment while multiplying need. At the same time, collections fell dramatically when many donors became unable to fulfill their pledges. Campaign results were thus woefully inadequate to fund the traditional social service organizations while now competing with the campaigns of newer organizations such as the CJC, the Palestine Appeal, and Toronto's impoverished Jewish educational institutions.
In 1938 the FJPT was supplanted by the United Jewish Welfare Fund. This successor organization was created with an expanded mandate to improve and re-unify fund-raising within Toronto's Jewish Community. Its success would underwrite the following half-century of expansion of Toronto's Jewish community facilities and programs.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one sub-series containing reports documenting the 1934 and 1935 fund-raising campaigns of the FJPT. Series also contains one wooden ruler promoting the 1931 FJPT fund-raising campaign.
Notes
Although the organization was created in 1917, the only remaining documentation on FJPT campaigns from 1917 through 1933 is that found in the Annual Reports of 1917, 1924-25 and 1929.
Related Material
For records documenting the fund-raising campaigns by the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1938 onwards see See Fonds 67, Series17.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-4; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Communication Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-4
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
36 photographs : col. ; 5 x 5 cm
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of 36 slides of Toronto Section council members, executive and their activities. There is an accompanied sound recording for the slide presentation relaying the history of NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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