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Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Executive director series
Subject files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 1-1; File 91
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
91
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In 1945, the UJWF received two applications concerning capital needs -- one from the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. and one from the General Wingate Branch. They suggested that a joint capital campaign for $750 000 be held for a Jewish War Memorial Centre, which would house the activities of the "Y" and the General Wingate Branch.
The campaign began in 1948, and was spearheaded by Samuel Godfrey, campaign chairman. The campaign raised approximately $350 000 which was later added to the $1 250 000 raised in the second campaign, to reach the "Y"s total Combined Building Campaign goal of $1 500 000. The legion never moved into the "Y" building, but the building was dedicated to the Jewish soldiers who fought for Canada in the world wars, during the cornerstone ceremony.
Scope and Content
This file contains a survey report of the Toronto Jewish community created by the National Welfare Board prior to the campaign launch, meeting minutes of the Wingate Branch, and general correspondence. There is also a copy of a "Victory" booklet from 1942, which contains a list of "Y" member names who were enlisted in the armed forces during the Second World War.
Accession Number
2004-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an operating budget and plan for the development of the Jewish Community Centre on Bloor street, which was erected in the 1950s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1984
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of Phil Givens attending a Remembrance Day Ceremony for Jewish War veterans held by the General Wingate Branch 256 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also identified in the photographs is J. Sacks.
Related Material
Fonds No.74 (OJA): Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2011-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-12-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
ca. 12 photographs
Date
1972, 1983–1990
Scope and Content
Accession consists of booklets, photographs, correspondence, invitations, and fundraising material documenting the establishment and early activities of the Holocaust and Memorial Centre. Also included is one Yom Hashoah program of the CJC's Holocaust Remembrance Committee.
Custodial History
These records were in the possession of Gerda Frieberg until she donated them in 2011.
Use Conditions
None
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2012-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2 v : 36 x 29 x 5 cm and 36 x 29 x 1.5 cm
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two volumes of the Canadian Jewish War Memorial Book of Remembrance. The first of these two volumes contains lists of Jewish soldiers who served in the Canadian military during the South African war, the First and Second World Wars and Korea. It also lists current day Jewish peacekeepers. There are photos and lists of Jewish chaplains who served in the military. For each war, it lists awards, casualties, soldiers' positions and identification numbers. The second volume contains lists of American soldiers who served in the Canadian military.
Custodial History
This book was presented by the Canadian Jewish War Memorial Association to the US Consulate who subsequently donated it to the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1953
South African War, 1899-1902
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Remembrance Day at Jewish War Vets Memorial file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens standing in front of the Jewish war veterans monument during the Remembrance Day ceremony held by the General Wingate Branch 256 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Also identified in the photograph is J. Sacks.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds No.74 (OJA): Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion.
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
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting activities at the servicemen's centres in Halifax, Moncton, St. John and Montreal sponsored by the CJC, Easten Division War Efforts Committee. Aslo include are 4 photos of a B'Nai B'Rith sponsored "Free Swimming Bus" in Kirkland Lake.
Places
Halifax (N.S.)
Montréal (Québec)
St. John's (N.L.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jewish war veterans at a World War One memorial service, City Hall, Toronto. The people identified in this photograph include: Judge Samuel Factor, Fred Hamilton, Mr. (?) Mazurkoff, Mr. (?) Mazurkoff, Mrs. Joshua Smith, Joe Moscoe, and John J. Glass. Joe Moscoe is located stading in the second row near the woman in the dark jacket.
Name Access
Factor, Samuel
Hamilton, Fred
Mazurkoff, Mr
Smith, Joshua
Glass, John J.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Veterans--Canada
World War, 1914-1918
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
1976-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of information about Canadian Jewish war heroes and includes information on their awards and decorations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of CJC Bureau of War Records reports listing individual Canadian Armed Forces Jewish casualties.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1978-6-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-6-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1978-1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of 7 copies of meeting minutes of the National Executive and the Board of Directors of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada of which Ben Dunkelman was National Commander.
Custodial History
Records were donated by Ben Dunkelman
Administrative History
The Jewish War Veterans of Canada is an organization for Jewish veterans of all wars. It sponsors community events, annual dinners, and assists veterans.
Descriptive Notes
Veterans.
Jewish War Veterans of Canada.
Dunkelman, Ben.
MG_RG
MG 7 D
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled National Convention 1977 of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, held at Beth Sholom Synagogue.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of Jewish newspapers that included articles on the war effort in Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two copies of minutes of the executive meeting of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada on 13 March 1977, which Dunkelman attended. The file also contains related correspondence and a 7-page newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
War Crimes and Criminals sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-7
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consist of a brochure for the unveiling of memorial at Mount Sinai Cemetery to victims of the Holocaust.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Holocaust victims
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-8; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Fundraising sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-8
File
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the Women's Auxiliary's Memorial Book, which memorialized contributions made to Baycrest in honour of loved ones or special anniversaries and occasions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes, and invoices relating to memorial plaques at Clanton Park Synagogue.
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
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is an original slide featuring the stone foundation of the Pontypool Jewish centre, after the collapse of the building.
Subjects
Architecture
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-8-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
2.25 m of textual records
Date
2000-2008
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the Centre for Jewish Education's (formerly, the Board of Jewish Education) Affiliations and Compliance Committee and the records received from affiliated schools and those wishing to affiliate. The records are arranged alphabetically by school. Included is correspondence between staff members of the CJE, the UJA Federation and the various schools; budgets; policy and procedural manuals; legal documents; curriculum; and miscellaneous school publications such as newsletters, flyers, pamphlets and anniversary books.
Subjects
Education
Name Access
Centre for Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Mercaz (Toronto, Ont.)
Board of Jewish Education (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
103
Material Format
textual record
Date
[19-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a booklet containing a memorial service for the departed and Mourner's Kaddish.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 141
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
141
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning a series of lectures by Dr. Mordechai Caplan.
Name Access
Mordechai Caplan
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
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
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 13 photographs depicting Dunkelman at a convention of the Association of Jewish War Veterans at which he was a speaker. The photographs also show Yael Dunkelman, Barney Danson, Phil Givens, and Min Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 74; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
File
Fonds
74
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documeting meetings of the World Assembly of Jewish War Veterans. Included is a list of resolutions adopted at the January 1976 gathering and a booklet containing excerpts of keynote speeches from the February 1979 meeting.
Physical Condition
Good
Accession Number
1987-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence concerning the need to properly identify the war graves of Jewish soldiers with Star of David, not Cross, monuments.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of clippings from such newspapers as the Jerusalem Post about Dunkelman's involvement in the 7th Brigade during the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 5; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Arab-Israeli War series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
5
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an article by Eric Margolis in the Toronto Sun dated 16 February 1989. The article refers to Ben Dunkelman's refusal to drive the Arab population out of Nazareth after his conquest of Nazareth during Operation Dekel in 1948.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Publications, Speeches, Press Releases and Reports sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports about war graves of Jewish soldiers.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 109; Series 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J. Glass fonds
Artifacts series
Level
Item
Fonds
109
Series
1
Item
17
Material Format
object
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 medal : silver ; 5 cm long
Scope and Content
Item is a silver coin with a loop at the top for the ribbon to attach the coin to the pin. On one side of the coin is a profile of King George V with the following writing around the circumference: "GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN REX ET IND. IMP." On the coin's other side, there is an image of a man on a horse with the years 1914-1918 above him.
Physical Condition
Fair. Missing ribbon. Tarnished around lettering.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 62; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ben Kayfetz fonds
Collected materials series
Level
File
Fonds
62
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1942?]
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 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Ontario synagogues series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
2
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
46 photographs : col. slides, b&w prints, b&w negatives ; 35 mm and 12 x 9 cm
Custodial History
This chapel was formerly Adath Jeshuran.
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
53
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains 2 copied pages from synagogue documents.
Name Access
Jewish Community Memorial Chapel
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
URL
http://ontariojewisharchives.org/Exhibitions/Online/For-King-and-Country/Toronto-s-Jewish-War-Heroes
Format
textual record (electronic)
Source
For King and Country
URL
http://ontariojewisharchives.org/Exhibitions/Online/For-King-and-Country/Toronto-s-Jewish-War-Heroes
Format
textual record (electronic)
Language
English
Available Digital Content
Online Exhibits
Restrictions
No Restrictions
Source
For King and Country
Toronto's Jewish War Heroes | Ontario Jewish Archives
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 Kadimah, 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
Accession Number
2009-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-3-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
2005-2007
Scope and Content
This accession consists of records related to the work of Susan Jackson as the Executive Director of the Latner Center for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage. The records include planning documents, summaries and reports, budgets and meeting minutes.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Susan Jackson, currently an Executive Philanthropic Officer with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the former Executive Director of the (Latner) Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage.
Administrative History
The Latner Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage was created in 2005 as an entity of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. It included the Ontario Jewish Archives, the Holocaust Centre, the Latner Library, Jewish Information Service of Greater Toronto, and the Jewish media and pedagogic libraries. The Latner Centre then became the Centre for Jewish Knowledge and Heritage and eventually disbanded in 2008.
Use Conditions
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director (and whomever else) prior to accessing the records.
Descriptive Notes
Use condition note: Records of UJA Federation are closed for 10 years from date of creation.
Subjects
Nonprofit organizations
Philanthropy and fundraising
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Jackson, Susan
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
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 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
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 11; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
General community activities series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
11
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1991-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation and an issue of the "Shofar" newsletter (Apr. 1992).
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
50 records – page 1 of 1.

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