This file consists of 1938 and 1943 publications from the Mizrachi Organization of America, an educational brochure about Hechalutz Hamizrachi, notices about purchasing trees for the Rabbi Meyer Berlin Forest, a notice denouncing the activities of "Zambrowsky", a notice about the "Shekel Manifest", a poster for a Mizrachi Ontario Region Conference in 1947 held at Mizrachi Camp in Bronte, ON, a poster for the fourth annual dinner at Bronte, ON, several announcement for guest speakers sponsored by the Mizrachi Organization of Canada.
This file consists of hand-written notes from an executive meeting, a booklet highlighting the achievement of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, an information package for 1940 for the United Jewish Welfare Fund, a letter from the Toronto Shekel Board, a New Year's card from Jonah Wise, receipts for a New Year's greetings in 1940 in the Toronto Daily Hebrew Journal and Canadian News, some letters from various organizations (including Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, Jabotinsky Memorial Meeting, Bikur Cholim), letters from Katz's bank manager, a booklet with manuscripts from Rabbi A. J. Kook, July 1940 meeting minutes form the Mizrachi Organization of America, an invitation to the National Mizrachi Conference in November 1940 and letters from Katz in Yiddish to Mizrachi Organization in Israel.
The file consists of correspondence concerning interviews with Hon. David Ben Gurion, Hon. Shimon Peres and other Members of the Knesset; correspondence concerning the Shalom television programme, the welfare of soldiers in Israel, guidelines for aliyah procedures and an invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
The file consists of correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Mr. Zvi Avrami, General Manager of the King David Hotel and a subscription form for literature produced by the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
File consists of a list of catagory winners and awards, an outline of the award events for 2007, a critical path, a news release for the 19th Annual Canadian Jewish Book Awards and CJN article by Bill Gladstone describing the 19th annual awards.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the file are meeting minutes, press releases, correspondence, award ceremony programs, book award submissions, jury citations, award debriefing notes, timelines, projected revenue spreadsheets, catering details, a quote for the book awards event, and the layout of Leah Posluns Theatre
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are meeting minutes, financials, 2007 Book Fair evaluation luncheon materials, correspondence, The Toby Press new titles and back list, a letter to Jewish Book Fair donors, a timeline, an event guide, and a Toronto Star press clipping featuring People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are annual event guides from 1996-2009, correspondence, press clippings, a breakdown of speaker fees, event timelines, financials and a copy of an architectural drawing of the Lipa Green Building.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are letters to recipients of awards, correspondence, press clippings, book reviews, a program guide, and a copy of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award in Holocaust Literature presented to Joseph Kertes.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included is a list of award winners for 2010, meeting minutes, financials, correspondence, welcoming remarks, timelines, to do lists, a special occasion permit application and event guides.
This series’ original provenance is difficult to pinpoint, but the files before 1937 are likely to have belonged to Maurice A. Solkin when he was Executive Secretary of the Toronto office in the 1930s. Since the original series included correspondence addressed to Solkin’s successors, it is possible that Solkin’s files were inherited by them, used and/or added to: by Mandel Kraicer in the 1940s, Dan Drutz in the 1950s and Louis Poch in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scope and Content
Series consists of subject files relating to a variety of JIAS functions and relations with other organizations, along with reports and published documents, dating from 1935 to the early 1960s.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Series has been created and arranged by the archivist in chronological order. It was formerly a part of a series (MG2 I1a F) called “Executive Director’s reference files” which was a mixture of administrative records, correspondence, subject files, legal documents, and miscellaneous files that have now been separated into different series.
189 photographs : b&w (184 negatives) ; 11 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a few photographs and a large number of negatives depicting a wide range of topics including portraits, mens and womens groups, children at camp, sporting teams and events,synagogue and cultural events in Canada and Israel. Identification is provided in several cases.
The collection may have been donated by Bill Stern
Accession consists of records documenting the Canadian Jewish Congress Special Refugee Committee (1938), the history of pioneers of Toronto's Jewish community, Dorothy Dworkin and the founding of Mount Sinai Hospital, biographies of Toronto rabbis, the Canadian Nationalist Party (1930s), the consecration of the Jewish Synagogue on Richmond Street (Holy Blossom), and a B'Nai Brith research project on the early Jewish community of Toronto. Documents of interest include biographies of Rabbis F.M. Isserman (Holy Blossom 1925-1929), Maurice Eisendrath (Holy Blossom 1929-1943), and Norman Shapiro (Goel Tzedek and Beth Tzedec 1949-1955), an autobiography of the life of Dorothy Dworkin (1907-1911), a reprint of a 1912 article in the Jewish Times on the history of the pioneers of Toronto's Jewish community during the nineteenth century, and an antisemitic proclamation by the Canadian Nationalist Party.
There is no acquisition information for this accession. It was assigned the accession number by the archivist.
19 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs documenting the activities of a number of Toronto organizations and schools including several committees of B'nai Brith, the Canadian Jewish Congress Soviet Jewry Committee, the Toronto JCC, Baycrest Centre, the Toronto Committe for Ezrath Nashim, Eitz Chaim school, Leo Baeck Day school and CHAT (Community Hebrew Day School. There is also a photograph of an event in Cagary involving the Calgary Jewish Community Council.Identified individuals include Dorothy Reitman, Shirley Carr, Alan Rose, Frank Diamant, Alex Fisher, Rabbbi Sheldon Steinberg, Toronto Mayor Art Eggleton, and Larry Grossman.
001: Grade 4 student Robbie Berger demonstrates the principles of electricity at the Leo Baeck Science Fair, [198-]. Photo by Graphic Artists Photographers, Toronto, ON.
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
This accession consists of photographs of U.J.A. society chairmen, 1970s; "Let My People Go", Labour Zionist meeting; Mandolin Group (Montreal); Toronto Group, Forest Hill, and congregants in a synagogue sanctuary.Identified individuals are Ben Kayfetz, Joseph B. Salsberg, Gordon Mendly, Dr. Syd Wax , and Lucille Lorie.
This file consists of correspondence between Katz and several rabbis in Canada and the U.S. Included are letters from Katz when he served on the executive of Mizrachi Organization of Toronto and letters on the subject of Kashrut in hospitals.
The file consists of general correspondence probably from the 1920s. Included is correspondence relating to Katz's philanthropic efforts, personal letters, printed announcements and receipts/certificate for philanthropic donations and membership.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1937. Included is correspondence and literature pertaining to several organizations including Mizrachi, United Jewish Welfare Fund, Joint Distribution Committee and Ontario Zionist Region. Also included is a letter from the Editor of "Who's Who in American Jewry" offering Katz the possibility of inclusion in the 1937 edition.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1938. Included are personal letters, a wedding invitation, and correspondence and literature pertaining to Katz's activity with Mizrachi Organization, United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto and Toronto Zionist Council.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1939. Included are personal letters, a wedding invitation and correspondence and literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with philanthropic, Zionistic and religious activities. Of note are letters and bulletins released by the Joint Distribution Committee in 1939, including updates concerning the status of the refugees on board the SS St. Louis and bulletins describing the overseas activities of J.D.C. in September and October 1939.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1941. Included is personal correspondence, a New Year's greeting card sent out by Katz and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations. Also included is a Memorandum sent out by the Department of National Revenue, Canada concerning the remission of customs duty and taxes on Passover Bread or Matzos.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1936. Included is correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations (e.g. Mizrachi organizations, United Palestine Appeal, The Hebrew Theological College).
The file consists of general correspondence from 1942. Included is personal correspondence and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations (inter alia, Mizrachi organizations, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, United Jewish Refugee & War Relief Agencies, Yiddish Scientific Institute). Also included is a copy of Recommendation of Budget Committee on Final Allocations to the Member Agencies of the United Jewish Welfare Fund for 1942; a copy of Report of Budget Committee; a communiqué from the Press and Information Bureau at the Office of Dr. I Schwarzbart, member of the National Council of Poland; a list of standard relief packages for Polish citizens and a report of The Yishuv War Effort 1939-1942.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1943. Included is personal correspondence, letters from L/Cpl Morris Katz, and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations. Also included is an invitation of dinner in honour of Dr. Chaim Weizmann sponsored by The Combined Palestine Appeal of Toronto and a copy of the Polish Fortnightly Review from December 1942 copy addressing the plight of Polish Jews and the position of the Polish government.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1943-1945. Included is personal correspondence and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations (inter alia, Polish Farband). Also included is a letter of appreciation from Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada for Katz's efforts with a refugee family, a list of the executive members of the Polish Farband in Toronto, a copy of Allocation of United Jewish Welfare Fund grant in 1943, an exchange between Katz and Samuel Zacks in 1944 concerning Katz's position an the Combined Palestine Appeal and a letter dated March 1945 from Samuel Zacks inviting Katz to attend a meeting to discuss the creation of a Jewish nation.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1943-1946. Included is personal correspondence, personal telegrams and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations (inter alia, Canadian Federation of Polish Jews, Beth Jacob Synagogue, Jewish National Fund, etc.). Also included is a letter announcing Katz as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference of the Federation for Polish Jews (May 1945), a list of Polish Jews in Windsor, a letter urging Canadians to boycott English goods due to England's position of barring Jews from Palestine and collections lists for Yeshivath Chachmey Lublin.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1944. Included is personal correspondence from Morris Katz, New Year's greeting cards,a wedding invitation from Rabbi & Mrs. S. Taub and a letter to Rabbi Meyer Berlin.
The file consists of general correspondence from 1946. Included is personal correspondence and correspondence/literature pertaining to Katz's involvement with various Zionistic, religious and philanthropic organizations (e.g. Jewish National Fund, Mizrachi). Also included is a list of donors to the Combined Palestine Appeal for 1946, list of donors to Jewish National Fund, list of donors to Ezras Torah and a collection of receipts from donations made by Katz.