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Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 281
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
281
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
61
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[ca. 1920]-1994
Physical Description
3 m of textual records (19 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Schwartz-Reisman Jewish Community Centre, the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre (formerly the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre or BJCC) and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) in Toronto are the current incarnations of what began, in 1919, as the Hebrew Association of Young Men's and Young Women's Clubs, later known as the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Toronto (Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.). The Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., in turn, began as a merger between several other small athletic clubs operating in the city. The original mandate was strictly athletic, but soon broadened to include other areas of interest, in order to provide a sense of Jewish identity and camaraderie through physical, educational, cultural and community based programming. During the 1920s, the 'Y' became known simply as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (Y.M.H.A.) – the name under which it was incorporated in 1930.
For close to two decades, the ‘Y’ had rented rooms in the Brunswick Avenue and College Street area, including the basement facilities of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. By the mid-1930s, these facilities were overcrowded and unable to support the growing membership, particularly when the young women’s programming was reintroduced in 1936.
As a result, in 1937, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. constructed its own athletic building at 15 Brunswick Avenue, next door to the Talmud Torah, to ease the overcrowding. However, the ‘Y’ still had to make use of five scattered buildings to meet its needs, including the Central Y.M.C.A. gym for its basketball teams. The early ‘Y’ was staffed by volunteers who were granted free memberships in exchange for their time and expertise.
On 3 February 1953, a new Jewish Community Centre was dedicated at the corner of Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue. By the end of the 1950s, the ‘Y’ was providing services for all ages, ranging from a nursery school to their Good Age Club for seniors.
As the Jewish community moved northward, so too did the ‘Y’, with the dedication of a new northern branch on 1 May 1961. This new branch, located at Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue, was created in order to address the athletic, educational, cultural and community needs of the expanding Jewish community in the north end of the city. Fourteen years later, an improved cultural and physical education wing was added as part of the completion campaign. This included the addition of the Leah Posluns Theatre and the Murray Koffler Centre of the Arts. In 1978, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. changed its name to the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto, in order to better reflect its broader role in the community. A new Northeast Valley branch was also established in Thornhill in the early 1980s and later closed in the late 1990s.
In 1994, the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto took over the operation of the northern branch, due to financial difficulties. At this point, all three branches became independent of one another and were no longer constituted as the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto. They each had independent boards of directors, while still receiving some of their operating funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of the records created and accumulated by the Jewish Community Centre of Toronto -- which included the Bloor branch and the northern Bathurst Jewish Community Centre -- and its predecessor, the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. The records include textual records maintained by the office of the executive director, financial reports, architectural plans, Y-Times newsletters, program material, photographs and oral histories.
The records have been arranged into the following series: Executive director, Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee, Publication Committee, Communications Department, Sports Celebrity Dinner, and Combined Building Campaign Committee.
Notes
Includes 2539 photographs, 42 drawings, 13 sound recordings, 4 artifacts and 2 posters.
Name Access
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Subjects
Community centers
Related Material
See photo #2369-2646, 3412, 3519, 3804, 4201, 5004, 6125, accession #1986-7-8, MG2 N1a
Creator
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-6-6
2004-5-13
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1988-4-9
1984-7-2
1983-12-1
1982-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 87; Series 16; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
Liaison with other social welfare organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
87
Series
16
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1940
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 textual records documenting the relationship between the JFWB and the Jewish Community Centre Association of Toronto (JCCA). Included is correspondence, memos, lists of club members, case summaries, and the meeting minutes from a joint meeting between the JFWB, the Jewish Child Welfare Association, and the 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
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
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
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
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
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1166
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
1166
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979 - 1981
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
Accession Number
2007-6-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 135 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1948-1970
Scope and Content
Accession consists of approximately 135 photographs and one negative of youth programs and events at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre. Included are photographs of Camp Kadima, the JCC nursery, the group work program and the swimming pool. Photographs of the JCC building are also included. A guide describing the photographs is contained within.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 9 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of several men engaged in a wrestling match while Max Rotman referees and spectators look on.
Subjects
Wrestling matches
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
61
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
sound recording
textual record
Date
[ca. 1920]-1990
Physical Description
1866 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee was established in 1982, in order to document the history of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. of Toronto. The committee was chaired by Bert Fine and was mandated by the JCC of Toronto's Executive Committee to collect historical and archival material from the community, which was to be donated to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the records collected by the Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee. The records are predominantly photographs, but also includes some textual records. This series also contains oral histories, created by the committee in order to document the experiences of some of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.'s original members.
The series contains a sub-series for the photograph collection, which is organized alphabetically by theme, event or person and is described at the file and item levels. There is also a sub-series for the oral history program, which is described at the sub-series level.
Notes
Includes 13 sound recordings, 3 cm of textual records, and 1 drawing.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
1982-12-2
2004-5-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-5-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-10
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 report (.doc)
Date
2018
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a report titled "LGBTQ Toronto Jewish Community Needs Assessment" that was led by Andi Yumansky and endorsed by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MCjcc) and Kulanu Toronto. Professor Randall Schnoor supervised the research. Additional supervisors included Sharoni Sibony of the MNjcc and Justine Apple of Kulanu Toronto.
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
Communities
Sexual minorities
Name Access
Apple, Justine
Kulanu Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Schnoor, Randal F.
Sibony, Sharoni
Yumansky, Andi
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-6-6
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
9 photographs (jpg) : col.
Date
Jun. 2019
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken of the LGBTQ+ at the J group during 2019 Pride Month. Some of the photographs were taken on 21 June 2019, likely at the Trans March, while others were taken on 23 June 2019, likely at the Annual Pride Parade. The photograph of the three individuals modelling the LGBTQ+ at the J T-shirts was taken on 18 June 2019.
Administrative History
Following the dissolution of Kulanu Toronto in 2018, Miles Nadal JCC assumed responsibility for providing Jewish LGBTQ+ programming in midtown and downtown Toronto. This took the form of LGBTQ+ at the J, which, according to its mission statement, "strives to be the heart of Toronto's LGBTQ+ Jewish community, providing queer Jews opportunities to gather, celebrate and thrive." In 2019, the group participated in Toronto's annual Pride Parade.
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
Gay Pride Day
Jewish sexual minorities
Parades
Name Access
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Financial and administrative series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Financial and administrative series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001-2003
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre. Included is the BJCC budget for 2002-2003, and the director of finance's reports on the financial statements for 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967, 1975-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Community Centre, YM-YWHA. Included are meeting minutes of the Human Affairs Committee, a memo to Wilfred Posluns regarding the the direction of the YM-YWHA for the next decade, an evaluation report of the JCC volunteer department, programming and educational material prepared by the Centre for Human Affairs, Women's Resource Centre. Also included is a program guide for a one-day symposium presented by the New York Cultural Showcase Foundation in 1967 and a newspaper clipping recounting the story of a Toronto career woman who quits city life for life in the Yukon.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 146
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
146
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 147
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
147
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 148
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
148
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 2; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
69
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
11 photographs : (1) col. slides and b&w negatives ; 35 mm
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Toronto Jewish Media Centre series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Toronto Jewish Media Centre series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-2001
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The BJE's media centre began in 1971, with the appointment of a full-time director of educational services, whose responsibilities included developing a collection of audio-visual materials, providing audio-visual services to affiliated schools, developing the BJE's pedagogic library, and assisting teachers in the preparation of educational materials. In the mid-1970s, responsibility for the pegadogic library was transferred to the BJE senior consultant, and the director of educational services became the director of the Media Resources Centre. By 1980, the media centre's collection had grown to over 5,000 items.
In the early 1980s, discussion began between the BJE and CJC Ontario Region on developing an integrated media centre in the new Lipa Green Building for Jewish community services, where both organizations moved in 1983. The CJC had their own media services department and a small collection of audio-visual materials, which they used to provide similar services as those offered by the BJE Media Resources Centre, to Jewish schools and adult education groups outside of Toronto. The BJE media centre had previously provided assistance to the CJC media services department on an informal basis.
The first meeting of the Joint Media Centre Committee -- soon renamed the Toronto Jewish Media Centre (TJMC) Committee -- took place on 3 June 1983. The committee consisted of four representatives from the BJE and three from CJC Ontario Region. The TJMC was formally described as a joint project of the BJE and the Toronto Jewish Congress' Jewish Cultural Council, which, in turn, was a joint committee of the TJC and CJC Ontario Region. The CJC's Educational and Cultural Committee was responsible for distributing and delivering materials to communities outside of Toronto, while the TJMC was responsible for managing the media collections and offering services to schools within Toronto.
The TJMC's activities included those previously performed by the BJE and CJC media centres, as well as such community projects as tape-recording public talks sponsored by other organizations, and organizing film festivals. The Toronto Jewish Film Society was an outgrowth of these festivals. By the late 1980s, the TJMC's formal structure, with representation from both the BJE and CJC, had ended and committee members were chosen based on their committment to the committee's goals of encouraging the use of audio-visual materials in the classroom and in support of community events. Representatives from the Toronto Jewish Cultural Council and the Jewish Public Library also sat on the committee.
During the 1990s, lack of funding prevented the TJMC from pursuing its broader activities in the community, and it again focused on assisting teachers, providing media services to schools, and supporting the CJC Ontario Region's programs for providing audio-visual materials to smaller communities. In 2006, the Toronto Jewish Media Centre became part of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto's new Latner Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Learning, along with the Holocaust Education and Memorial Centre of Toronto, the Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto, the Jewish Public Library, and the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Scope and Content
The series documents the formation of the Toronto Jewish Media Centre Committee in the early 1980s, its fundraising efforts for the media centre, and the media centre's work through the 1980s and early 1990s in providing audio-visual materials and media services to Jewish schools and community groups in Ontario. The series consists of meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, and newspaper clippings documenting the media centre and the film festivals sponsored by the committee. The series also includes catalogues of media centre holdings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 105; Series 4; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Services series
Level
File
Fonds
105
Series
4
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a questionnaire used for publication of the directory of community services.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1990-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 145
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
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
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-7-14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records and graphic material
Scope and Content
Accession consists of design and publicity material for the Jewish community centres at Bloor and Spadina and Bathurst and Sheppard in Toronto.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this material. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Use Conditions
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Committees series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
2005-2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the BJCC board of directors. Included are board of director meeting minutes and minutes for the Audit Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a qualitative research report produced by the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre entitled "A Dive into Consumer Attitudes."
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Planning and Development series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
2003
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report entitled "Advancement Program Review" prepared for the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
2001-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of educational program guides for the BJCC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds: Educational programming series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 6; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds: Educational programming series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
6
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006-2008
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of educational program guides for the BJCC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 66; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto fonds
Committee on a Community Centre Project series
Level
Series
Fonds
66
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
11 June 1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Custodial History
This very-short-lived committee was created to review plans for the future re-organization of the responsibilities of the Jewish Community Centre (YMHA) in providing social services by the Jewish Welfare Board.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one file of the committee meeting minutes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Holocaust memorial sculpture at the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre, which was established in 1965.
Notes
This photograph appears to be cut from a contact sheet.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3386
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3386
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1956]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w print and negative ; 19 x 24 cm (sight) in frame 27 x 32 cm, and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
The following individuals have been identified in the photograph (view the attached image for their exact locations in the photo).
1, Sally Ann Braverman (Wolkoff); 2, Lynn Waisberg (King); 3, 4, Louise and Doreen Shubb; 5, Serena Kokotow (Swartz; from Kirkland Lake); 6, Laurie Waisberg; 7, Pearl Jacks (Ross); 8, Wally Greenspoon; 9, Dorothy Greenspoon (Abrams); 10, Victor Greenspoon; 11, Stanley Jaffe; 12, Mitchell Speigel; 13, Claudia Greenspoon; 14, Carol Burke; 15, Bill Braverman; 16, Rabbi Rosenthal; 17, Susan Stickles; 18, Judy Leve (Feld Carr); 19, Butch Atkins (from Kirkland Lake); 20, Marvin Weisenthal; 21, Mike Cohen (from North Bay); 22, Jerry Shankman; 23, Ann Steinberg; 24, Sandy Brown; 25, Sharon Finkleman; 26, Norman Ironstone; 27, Martha Sandberg (Feldman); 28, Harriet Davis; 29, Sammy Mallin; 30, Irving Brown; 31, Ruth Freed; 32, Sandy Koza; 33, Faigie Kravitz; 34, Faigie Abramson; 35, Florence Weisenthal; 36, Joanne Platus; 37, Minnie Hoffman; 38, Natalie Hoffman (daughter of Minniee Hoffman); 39, Norm Weisenthal; 40, Irving Isenberg; 41, [Sheliah?]; 42, David Posen; 43, Barbara Levinson; 44, Gail Shubb; 45, Harriet Shubb; 46, Faigie ?? (Deitel); 47, Hindele Shinehoft; 48, Sheila Feldman (Winston); 49, Mona Garmaise; 50, Hennie Lowy.
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This item is a duplicate of 1981-3-13, #2870
Notes
Photographer: Des Rosiers Studio.
Names in scope & content note taken from a listing provided by the donor. This list is available in the accession file.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
47
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a JCC North East branch newsletter dated September-October 1981.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930-[ca. 1984]
Physical Description
43 photographs : b&w and col. (15 negatives) ; 28 x 35 or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern was very involved in the Toronto Jewish community. In particular, he was active with the United Jewish Welfare Fund, where he served as a divisional director, the Canadian Zionist Federation, as the executive director, the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the Jewish Film Festival and the Ontario Jewish Archives. He also assisted many organizations in a consulting capacity, following his leave from communal affairs.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs of individuals and organizations associated with the Toronto Jewish community. Bill Stern, along with other members of his family, are featured in many of the photographs, as they were members of the various organizations.
The photographs have been arranged chronologically and described at the item level.
Accession Number
1981-9-4
1985-6-6
1991-5-5
1991-5-6
1994-1-4
2004-5-96
2005-5-9
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
12
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
62
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1975, 1978
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Russian immigrants being met at the airport by Maurice Benzacar.
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 334
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
334
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 286
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
286
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photographic copy of an architectural sketch of the Zionist Centre facility located at 788 Marlee Avenue in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 289
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
289
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
35 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of meetings held at the Toronto Zionist Centre and of individual members.
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
Level
Item
ID
Item 4436
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4436
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Leader: Ignatz Glass.
Notes
Photo by Alexandra Studios, Toronto.
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
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4435
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4435
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1914 or 1915]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Probably on the steps of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue.
Leader: Ignatz Glass.
Notes
For identification, see accession record.
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
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
This file contains one 175-page bound volume of the specifications for the new Jewish Community Centre at Bloor and Spadina, produced by Page & Steel Architects and Kaplan & Sprachman Architects. The specifications include written reports on the labour and materials needed for each step of the construction and demolition process. There are also some detail and mechanical drawings included as reference.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Architectural plans sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
1-3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (1 v.)
8 drawings : proposal ; 28 x 43 cm folded to 28 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of a study conducted by A.J. Diamond & Partners, Architects & Planners and A.J. Vermeulen, Quantity Surveyor on the feasibility of modifying the Bloor building to accommodate the new demands made on the athletic, school and community space. The study includes information on demographics of the surrounding area, program analysis and renovation/addition options. There are eight accompanying drawings of the proposed modifications, prepared by the architects.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1700
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1700
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of an unidentified Russian Jewish soldier, taken in Poland.
Subjects
Soldiers--Russia
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
1979-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 48; Series 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Orah School for Russian Jewish Children series
Level
Series
Fonds
48
Series
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-2000
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Established in November 1978 as the Orah School for Jewish Children from the Soviet Union, the school was intended for children who recently arrived from the Soviet Union with no previous Jewish education. Funding for the school came from special grants from the Toronto Jewish Congress (TJC; now, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto), from community fundraising for the school, and from tuition fees. The school was managed by a board of directors, with a staff consisting of a school principal and vice-principal, and as many as eight teachers and junior teachers. The number of teaching staff varied over the years with fluctuations in enrolment and funding. The bulk of the administrative work for the school was carried out by BJE staff, and the school was considered a special project of the BJE and its parent body, the TJC. The executive and associate directors of the BJE were ex-officio members of the Orah board.
The school operated as a Sunday school, with six hours of classes every week. The curriculum was designed to suit families with little familiarity with Judaism, many of whom found the greater time requirements of the day schools and other supplementary schools too onerous. The school also provided children with bar and bat mitzvah training. The school's location varied over the years, moving between branches of the Eitz Chaim schools and the Hurwich Branch of Associated Hebrew Schools.
In recent years, the Orah school's affiliation with the BJE came to an end. Now called the Orah School for Children, the school is currently located in Thornhill at the Spring Farm branch of Eitz Chaim Day School, with Rabbi Yosef Michalowicz serving as principal.
Scope and Content
The series documents the BJE's involvement in founding the Orah school and assisting in its operations. The series also documents studies of the school conducted by the TJC and BJE in the early 1980s and again in the early 1990s. The series contains meeting minutes of the board of directors and study committees, memoranda and correspondence relating to the school's operations, and records relating to the school's budget, fundraising activities, and enrolment. Files in the series are organized alphabetically by subject.
Subjects
Children
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 4; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
4
File
66
Material Format
textual record
Date
1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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