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Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1940-1996
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
11 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The International Council of Jewish Women is made up of Jewish women's organizations from across the world. Founded in 1912 and revived in 1949, the ICJW's goals were to promote equal rights, women's rights, understanding, and peace throughout the world. It sought to spread knowledge about and strengthen Jewish cultural traditions, to help build Israel, and to encourage women to participate in community services. It cooperated actively as a non-governmental organization with UNESCO, and was an accredited observer at the United Nations. The National Council of Jewish Women has been a vital member of the ICJW, with a number of its members having served on the executive and as vice-presidents and presidents of the ICJW.
In a first attempt to form an international council of Jewish women, representatives from the National Council of Jewish Women in the United States, along with similar organizations in Great Britain and Germany, met in Rome in 1912. Their efforts were aborted with the onset of World War I, but in the 1920s, Jewish women's groups reconvened and ended up holding three meetings. After a long hiatus due to the devastation of World War II and the Holocaust, the International Council of Jewish Women was officially re-born in 1949 in Paris. The ICJW has held conventions every three years since 1954, and in countries around the world, including in Toronto in 1972, and in Vancouver in 1987.
The ICJW was organized in a committee system which communicated through a network of newsletters, mailings, and triennial meetings. Committees have included By-Laws, Community Services, Herczeg Israel Seminar, Newsletter, North American Committee, Public Relations, Resolutions, Soviet Jewry, Status of Women, and United Nations. The ICJW also held regional meetings, seminars such as the Rosa and Esteban Herczeg seminars in Jerusalem, and field trips.
Canadian presidents of the ICJW have included Antonia S. Robinson (1957-1960), and Helen Marr (1990-1993). While serving as president, Tony Robinson represented Jewish women of Canada at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Helen Marr served as president of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section from 1973 to 1976, and as president of the NCJWC from 1981 to 1985. She married Gerald Marr, and has three children. Helen served as Canada's Vice-President to the ICJW from 1986-1989, and chaired the ICJW's triennial convention in Vancouver in 1987. She also held leadership positions with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Ben Gurion University, Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Skylight Theatre.
Scope and Content
Series contains records documenting the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada's involvement in the International Council of Jewish Women. It includes pamphlets and publicity material, newsletters, the 75th anniversary tribute book, by-laws and resolutions, material from conventions and other activities, correspondence, and photographs.
A portion of the records were generated during Helen Marr's presidency of the ICJW. These records include by-laws and guidelines, committee files, and mailings.
Notes
The International Council of Jewish Women was variously called the World Congress of Jewish Women, the World Conference of Jewish Women, and the World Organization of Jewish Women between 1912 and 1929.
Name Access
Helen Marr
World Congress of Jewish Women
World Conference of Jewish Women
World Organization of Jewish Women
Subjects
Human rights
Women
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of seven copies of "The Newsletter", three published by ICJW France and four by ICJW Canada. The newsletters provide information about council activities and conferences, both local and international, and news of interest to council members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1958]-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of six ICJW pamphlets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of pamphlets from South Africa, England and Australia and a radio broadcast announcement from National Council of Jewish Women, New York.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women. New York Section
Subjects
Women
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Jewish community involvement series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one booklet commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Council of Jewish Women, Toronto Section.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Advocacy, General sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-9
File
145
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter from the Council
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-7
Material Format
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (pdf)
Date
23 Oct. 2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of speech written and presented by Gloria Roden. She presented the early history of National Council of Jewish Women, (1897-1957) at a government of Canada ceremony in which NCJW’s Council House, formerly located at 44 St. George Street, Toronto, was designated an institution of national historic significance by Parks Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board. The event took place at Council House, 4700 Bathurst Street on October 23, 2017.
Administrative History
Gloria Roden is a a second generation volunteer National Council of Jewish Women member.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Speeches, addresses, etc
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with, and publications of, the National Council of Jewish Women.
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
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
20 Jan. 1953-21 Dec. 1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
218
Material Format
textual record
Date
28 Aug. 1970-14 Oct. 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Executive Committee series
Executive Director sub-series
Executive Director's Correspondence sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
5-5-1
File
280
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 Jan. 1973-8 June 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report on an international women's year workshop, "Women as Citizens", held during NCJW's 1975 biennial convention in Calgary, Alberta.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2018-2-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-2-8
Material Format
moving images (electronic)
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 video recording : (mov)
6 photographs : col. (jpg) ;
Date
23 Oct. 2017
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a video recording of a speech written and presented by Gloria Roden. She presented the early history of National Council of Jewish Women, (1897-1957) at a Government of Canada ceremony in which NCJW’s Council House, formerly located at 44 St. George Street, Toronto, was designated an institution of national historic significance by Parks Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board. The event took place at Council House, 4700 Bathurst Street on October 23, 2017. In addition, there are several photos of Gloria Roden, along with NCJW representatives and government officials with a commemorative plaque to be installed at 44 St. George Street.
Administrative History
Gloria Roden is a a second generation volunteer council member.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Toronto Section Board Meeting minutes February 1, 1968 containing Ida Lewis Siegel's hand-written notes.
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
260
Material Format
textual record
Date
4 May 1972-6 Dec. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-10-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-10-1
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
10 cm textual records
ca. 70 photographs: b&w and col. ; 10 cm x 15 cm or smaller
1 scrapbook
Date
1963-2013
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of "Council '63", a branch of the Toronto Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC). Types of records include a photograph album, a scrapbook, correspondence, souvenirs, meeting minutes, membership lists, program materials and budgets.
Administrative History
The "Council '63" Branch of the Toronto Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) was formed in 1963. Currently consisting of 20 members, the group was initially spearheaded by Barbara Norwich (d. 2011), and they met regularly in homes in the Cedarvale area. The group primarily did volunteer work, although it later evolved into a study group and book club.
Subjects
Women
Nonprofit organizations
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence, notices and newspaper clippings concerning the activities of the council in relation to Soviet Jewry. The primary correspondent is the Chairman of the committee, Jeanette Goldman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two identical magazines produced by the NCJW of Canada describing who they are, what they do, how they do it and details of the council programming.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter describing NCJW's history of social action, what it is and how to implement it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
38
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[190-]-2002
Physical Description
2.6 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) was the first national Jewish women's organization in Canada. The council had its beginnings among the urban elite, and played a strong role over the years in influencing public policy in such areas as relations with Israel, national unity, and the plight of world Jewry. The NCJWC is dedicated, in the spirit of Judaism, to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities -- locally, nationally and internationally. It operated around three main pillars: service, education, and social action.
The National Council of Jewish Women was founded in the United States in 1893 by activist Hannah G. Solomon. In 1897, its first Canadian chapter was established in Toronto. In 1925, with seven chapters in Canada, a Canadian liaison position to the National Council of Jewish Women was created. A full-fledged “Canadian Division” of the NCJW was formed in 1934, with rules drafted at the first conference in Winnipeg three years later. Irene Samuel served as the Canadian Division’s first national president. In 1943, the division was renamed the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, and was officially incorporated in 1944, though it did not receive its letters patent until three years later. Even so, the NCJWC still retained some affiliation with the NCJW, whereby they paid per-capita dues to the Americans in return for program and administrative materials. In 1967 the NCJWC ceased these payments altogether, thereby separating from NCJW completely.
The early NCJWC focused on providing service to young girls and immigrants. They also involved themselves in contemporary politics through support for the war effort; the council donated vehicles to the Red Cross, turned Council House into a servicemen's centre, and even built several libraries at Canadian army camps. A national office opened ca. 1950 in Toronto, but until 1966 it moved to the national president's home city with every election. That year the office was permanently anchored in Toronto. In the 1950s and 1960s the council established Good Age clubs, the Irene Samuel Scholarship Fund, and developed the national Higher Horizons child-care and Newer Horizons elder-care programs. It expanded its overseas programs with support for the Israel Family Counseling Association and Ship-a-Box. The Soviet Jewry projects in the 1970s and 1980s reflected the council’s increasing emphasis on social action. Since the late 1990s, the council has focused on women's issues with efforts such as the Breast Self-Examination (BSE) program.
The NCJWC was governed by an executive council, led by a president. Vice-presidents were each responsible for one portfolio, such as membership, public affairs, etc., which were in turn made up of a number of national committees. The national executive was responsible for producing by-laws, guidelines, policies and procedures, as well as developing national service and social action programs. National also provided support and program materials to the sections, and held biennial meetings every other year from 1937 in cities across Canada. Its decentralized structure meant that while the national office remained in Toronto, officers of the executive have resided right across the country.
As of 1997, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada was an affiliate member of the International Council of Jewish Women, a member of UNESCO Canadian Subcommission of the Status of Women, and a member of the Coalition of Jewish Women Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition for Agunot Rights. Prominent past presidents include Mrs. Harry (Irene) Samuel, Mrs. Lucille Lorie, Dr. Reva Gerstein, Mozah Zemans, Mina Hollenberg, Sophie Drache, Thelma Rolingher, Helen Marr, Bunny Gurvey, Sheila Freeman, Penny Yellen, and Gloria Strom. The council’s national office moved to Winnipeg in November, 1993. As of 2006, the council still had 5 active sections in Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.
Custodial History
NCJWC donated these records to the OJA after they had finished a historical exhibit and catalogue in 1997 called "Faith and Humanity," celebrating 100 years of NCJWC.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents NCJWC’s fundraising, social service and social action work in Toronto, in other cities across the country, and overseas. Records include conference and meeting programs, minutes, hand-written correspondence, speeches and reports, national newsletters, published histories, by-laws and policies, photographs, publicity material, historical subject files and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series: National biennial conventions and annual meetings; National Executive Council; National portfolios and committees; National program and event materials; National history research and subject files; International Council of Jewish Women; Toronto Section; Photos and audio-visual material; and National Council of Jewish Juniors, Toronto Section.
Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 2470 photographs, 13 architectural drawings, 2 artistic drawings, 3 badges, 3 medals, 1 pin, 28 audio cassettes, and 1 videocassette.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Subjects
Women
Related Material
See also: photographs 3207, 3192, 4140, 4067, 4066, 4434; Accession 1977-8-7 for National Council of Jewish Women of Welland; National Council of Jewish Juniors, photographs 458, 459, 460, 463, 464, 465, 466, 468; MG2 B-1K
Arrangement
Records have been arranged by function, in accordance with information gleaned from NCJWC's organizational charts and annual reports
Creator
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Accession Number
2001-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme for the Toronto Local Council of Women banquet, 1925 with handwritten notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3409
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3409
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1948
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Credit: Graphic Artists, 781 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish Organizations
Jewish Women International of Canada
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Women
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
1982-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 162
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
162
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-4; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Affiliated organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-4
File
19
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1973-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : col. ; 11 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File contains six unidentified colour photographs of participants in an event, newsletters, facsimiles and originals of letters sent to Parliament and meeting reports, notices and minutes of the World Jewry Committee. Case files are attached to several of the letters. The file also contains a petition, a Passover program, with guest speaker Jim Peterson M.P., and an event poster. Among the members of the organization identified in the documents are Helen Marr, Jeanette Goldman and Stella Rozan.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1920-1921
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two monthly bulletins dated December 1920 and January 1921.
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 32
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
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
19 Jan. 1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a study report by the UJWF on the Centre for Creative Living in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-11-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1958-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of B'nai Brith Women Toronto cookbooks from 1958, 1960-1963, 1967-1972, and B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto yearbooks from 1973, 1975-1976. Each cookbook has a specific theme: Food for Fun; Dinner Dates; Chef's Choice; Gourmet Goodies; Around the World; Candlelight and Wine; Calories a la Carte; Gourmet's Gallery; Confessions of a Bala Busta; Dinner Magic; and People Helping People. The 1972 issue is both a yearbook and a cookbook. From 1973 on, the yearbooks, entitled Pledged to Serve, no longer contained any recipes and instead focused solely on the work of the B'nai Birth Women's Council of Toronto and its chapters.
Custodial History
There is no acquisition information for this accession. The accession number was assigned by the archivist.
Subjects
Food
Women in charitable work
Name Access
B'nai Brith Women's Council of Toronto
B'nai Brith Women (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 93; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
93
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Henry Cassel's internment in England and Canada. Cassel originally maintained these records together in a binder. Included is a journal documenting Cassel's first few months in the camps, correspondence between Cassel and Jewish agencies, instruction sheets and correspondence regarding camp functions and regulations, blank copies of government forms that were filled in by internees in Canada, poems and/or songs written by internees about their experience, newspaper clippings, a copy of the standing orders for the camp, correspondence between the camp committee and the commanding officer, a financial statement, a program for a play put on in the camp by internees, and correspondence regarding Cassel's activities as canteen steward.
Accession Number
2010-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 93; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Cassel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
93
File
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1940-2000, predominant 1940-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Henry Cassel's internment in Canada. Included is a small hand-made booklet in which Cassel recorded notes about his internment experience, the transcript of a speech delivered to internees upon their arrival at "Camp N," Cassel's prisoner of war card and national registration certificate, a mug shot photograph of Cassel that was taken soon after his arrival in Canada by Canadian officials, Cassel's certificate of exemption for enemy aliens, correspondence between Cassel and Jewish agencies, correspondence from various departments of the Canadian government, and magazine articles collected by Cassel regarding the internment of refugees in Canada. Some of the records are copies obtained by Cassel from his case file in the United Jewish Relief Agencies records at the Canadian Jewish Archives in Montreal.
Accession Number
2010-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to an Opening Reception and Membership Tea on September 28, 1933 at Community House, 44 St. George Street; pamphlets announcing a joint meeting of CJW and Local Council of Women on February 16, 1935; and a program of the play "That's Why Council was Born" by Mrs. Roy Frankfurter on November 21, 1935.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
54
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains transcripts and news releases prepared from telephone conversations with refusniks in the Soviet Union interviewed by Jeanette Goldman.
Name Access
Goldman, Jeanette
Subjects
Refuseniks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 87; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family Welfare Bureau fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund Men's and Women's Service Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
87
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1943
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence documenting the JFWB's relationship with the UJWF's Service Council and membership on the Council's Speakers' Committee.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the president's speech, "Religion of the modern world" and a manual listing the functions of the president, officers, and various committees.
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 2
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
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles giving a history of the NCJWC, a fact sheet about what they have accomplished over the last 85 years, and articles and documents about services and programs they offer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1996-9-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-9-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
66 photographs : b&w and col. ; 19 x 24 cm or smaller
Date
1908-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of group photos of organizatons including delegates to the 1910 Zionist convention in Toronto on the steps of the Goel Tzedec Synagogue, volunteer collectors for the War Relief Conference in Toronto during the First World War, founders of the Toronto Hebrew Students Association, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine holders of "T" for athletics, the University of Toronto Medical Alumni Association, the University of Toronto Zionist Circle, the University of Toronto Menorah Society, the Nordau Zion Club picnic at Long Branch, and the Associated Hebrew Charities Childrens Home (orphanage). Many of the photos have identification of individuals including David Eisen, Henry Dworkin, Morris Goldstick, A.G. Volpe, Jacob Singer and Fred Catzman.
In addition there are a series of photographs of the University of Toronto St. George Campus, and buildings along Queen Street West, Nathan Phillips Square, New City Hall, Kensington Avenue and other downtown locations taken in 1965 and 1966. Some of the buildings have since been demolished.
Finally, a clipping from the Canadian Jewish Congress Supplement written by Stephen Speisman outlines the history of the Central Region Archives Committee, later the Ontario Jewish Archives. Photo Captions: 002 Associated Hebrew Charities Children's Home, Simcoe St., (Toronto, ON), 1916. Adults indtified in the back row (L to R): [Unknown], Sam Miller (Dr. Miller of Chicago), [unkown woman], [Unkown woman], [unknown man], Reuben Lieberman (Toronto Lawyer), A.G. Volpe. 003 "T" holders in the Faculty of Medicine, 1920. See reverse for identification of the members of the boxing and wrestling teams. 005 Founders of Toronto Hebrew Students Association, September 1918. Front Row (L to R): P. Phillips, Henry Lipsett, A. Glassberg-Volpe, and Harry Fine. Back Row (L to R): Sam Moss, Henry Papernick, A. Kaminsky, Reuben Lieberman. 006 Members of the Hebrew Club, 1921. Front Row: K.I. Freeman, Fred Catzman, and Goodman; Middle Row: Reuben Hurwich, Shirley Freeman (Kraicer), I. Wallerstein, Miss Madorsky, S.W. Leslie, Riva Bronstein and Sam Hurwich. Back Row: Himel, Unidentified, Miss Wallerstein, Unidentified, Miss Goodman, Tomashinsky (Tomson), Unidentified, Lachovsky, Yitzhak (Itche) Goldberg and Abe Katz. 007 Toronto Hebrew Student Association cast of actors in sketch presented at Orange Hall, (College at Euclid), Toronto, ON JAN 7, 1918.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 326
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
326
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1995
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of nine black and white photographs of attendants of a Jewish events, including Charles Harnick, Attorney General of Ontario, Premier of Ontario Bob Rae, Moshe Ronen and Manuel Prutschi. There are a number of unidentified individuals in these photographs.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
Dec. 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding the antisemitic behaviour of an employee of Crush International Limited.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2009-1-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-1-2
Material Format
textual record
moving images
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 videocassettes (each 44 min, 39 sec.)
Date
1969, 1997
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a 1969 letter from Senator A[rthur] W. Roebuck, responding to a thank-you letter sent by Mrs. Sydney Cooper and Mrs. Minden, co-chairs of Crown Gifts division, and Mrs. Allen A. Small, chair of the Women's Division of UJA. The letter refers to the recent visit of a group of women who visited the Parliament buildings in Ottawa and were received by Senator Roebuck. The other items in the accession are a video and guidebook set entitled 'Untying the Bonds... Jewish Divorce: a GET Education Video & Guidebook, Fall 1997."
Custodial History
The records were in the office of Frances Goldstein, Associate Director for Top Gifts at UJA's Centre for Philanthropy, before being transferred to the OJA. Goldstein was formerly the head of Women's Campaign.
Administrative History
The Canadian Coalition of Jewish Women for the GET was composed of all the major Jewish women's organizations, which joined forces in the late 1980s to have the federal Divorce Act amended. The Jewish Women's Federation was one of these organizations; the others were Jewish Women International of Canada, Emunah Women of Canada, Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada, Na’amat Canada, Canadian ORT, Women’s Federation CJA, National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Status of Women Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress and Women’s League of Conservative Judaism. In 1990, as part of a lobbying group that included B'nai Brith, Canadian Jewish Congress, and religious groups of all faiths, the Coalition succeeded in having a protective clause added to the Divorce Act, ensuring that no spouse should retain barriers to the religious remarriage of their ex-spouse in a divorce in Canada. The Coalition went on after its successful legislative reform campaign to produce an educational video on Jewish divorce and continue with its activism and public awareness building.
Subjects
Women
Get (Jewish law)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
United Jewish Welfare Fund series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1982
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
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 Feb. 1970-25 May 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Souvenir programme for the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association and Council of Jewish Women for a Gentlemen Prefer Blondes production held at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
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 317
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
317
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photograph of the members of the Hamilton Jewish Community Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 9-13; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Social Planning Committee series
Correspondence with Funded Agencies sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
9-13
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with the Jewish Camp Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 7; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Other organizations series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
7
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1973
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 73
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
73
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
object
Date
1943-1954
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
1 drawing : blueprint ; 34 x 42 cm folded to 18 x 22 cm
2 artifacts
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 operation of the Jewish Camp Council and the camps it oversaw. The records include reports, meeting minutes and agendas, executive and community correspondence, financial records, camp pamphlets, event invitations and flyers and an architectural blueprint of the grounds of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Tollandale near Barrie, Ontario. There is also a parent's guide and two Y.M.H.A. cousellor badges from Camp Frailoch and Camp Northland.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
1988-11-7
1983-12-1
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 74
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
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1956
Physical Description
3 cm 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 operation of the Jewish Camp Council and the camps it oversaw. Records include reports, executive and community correspondence, financial records, camp pamphlets and camper registration sheets.
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 75
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
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1981
Physical Description
2 cm 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 operation of the Jewish Camp Council and the camps it oversaw. Records include reports, executive and community correspondence, financial records, camp pamphlets and program itineraries.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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