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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
File
51
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and clippings related to anti-semitic literature and actions, and photographs documenting an anti-Semitic protest in Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1938-1985
Physical Description
1.65 m of textual records
15 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of case files on individual and long-term antisemitic activities, events, publications and individuals tracked by this Committee. Case files are organized by name of subject, organization, or individual and may consist of documentation assembled over several years and contained within many folders. Files containing detailed information about the Toronto trial of Ernst Zundel, along with transcripts of the Ontario and Canadian Supreme Court appeal rulings are now within boxes 25 and 26 of the JCRC records.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Subjects
Antisemitism
Related Material
For more detailed information concerning hate crimes and literature see also: Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 5-4-6, Hate Crimes and Hate Literature.
See also Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 6-4-7, War Crimes and Criminals.
Arrangement
Because records in this series had previously been organized in a manner that proved impossible for use by archivists and researchers, the records in this fonds have been totally rearranged and described to comply with RAD standards, to provide ease of access by researchers, and to fully reflect the activities and organizational history of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress during and after the period when it was a joint committee with the B'Nai Brith.
Case files in this sub-series have been titled according to place names, individuals, and organizations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1992
Physical Description
4.5 m of textual records
1822 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The earliest impetus for the creation of a Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) committee to focus on the issue of Soviet Jews was in response to the infamous “Leningrad trials” of 31 dissident Soviet Jews in the winter of 1970. Concurrently, the Soviet government began to systematically persecute almost all Jews who applied for permission to emigrate. The issuing of exit visas was refused (the genesis of the term “Refusnik”), usually on exaggerated claims of national security, after which the applicants were often dismissed from their jobs, recalled to military service, or similarly persecuted by state authorities. Those who publicly protested such treatment were subsequently arrested, detained for long periods, or tried as examples to others and sent to Siberian labour camps.
When information about the plight of Soviet Jews reached Canada, Toronto’s Jews responded immediately and decisively. Synagogue congregations, student groups, women’s organizations, professional organizations and community groups all established independent committees to aid Soviet Jews directly and to pressure local, national and international governments to address Soviet antisemitism. Very quickly these committees began organizing mass rallies, letter writing campaigns, petitions, targeted protests and direct aid involving large numbers of people and considerable fundraising efforts. From 1971 to the late 1980s the cause of Soviet Jewry remained, along with support for The State of Israel, the most significant issue to the Jewish community.
The Action Committee for Soviet Jewry (ACSJ) was formed by the (then) Central Region of the CJC in early 1971 in order to coordinate the activities of, and provide stable funding and administrative support for, the various ad hoc committees and action groups that had sprung up across Toronto and the rest of Ontario. Organizations coordinated by the Action Committee included university student groups, the Group of 35, Women for Soviet Jewry (WSJ), B’nai B’rith, and the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). The ACSJ originally reported to the CJC’s Steering Committee for Soviet Jewry (SCSJ), but by the mid-1970s the reporting of the two committees was reversed, with the Steering Committee reporting to the Action Committee. By 1977, the Action Committee and the Steering Committee were merged into the newly-renamed CJC Ontario Region’s Committee for Soviet Jewry (occasionally referred to as the Toronto Committee).
The first Chairman of the SCSJ was the prominent Toronto politician and activist Joseph B. Salsberg. Later chairs, including Sam Filer, Phyllis Sugar, Reg Adelman, author Jeanette Goldman, Joyce Eklove, and Judge Ted Matlow were also involved with affiliated local groups whose activities were coordinated by the SCSJ. Sam Filer, its first permanent Secretary, became in 1976 its second Chairman. He also served as Chairman of the Toronto Action Committee for Soviet Jewry and was an original co-founder of Lawyers and Jurists for Soviet Jewry. Similarly, Phyllis Sugar was a Co-chair of the ACSJ with Reg Adelman in the early to mid-1970s, while simultaneously serving as the Chair of WSJ. Genya Intrator, the first Chair of WSJ in the early 1970s, later served as first Chair of the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry. Despite having its first meeting in Winnipeg, the Canadian Committee had most of its leadership and activities in Toronto. Toronto residents Sydney Harris (later Judge Harris), David Satok, Genya Intrator and David Sadowski all chaired this committee as it developed a national agenda through contacts with affiliated organizations across the country, while coordinating internationally with groups such as the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews based in New York.
Towards the end of the 1980s, many of the restrictions regarding exit visas for refusniks were removed and increasingly Russian Jews began to immigrate to Israel, the United States and Canada. A large percentage of the latter settled in Toronto. By 1991, in response to the changes in Russia and the former Soviet republics, the CJC’s local and national Soviet Jewry Committees were wound up and their leadership began to focus on new issues, such as the integration of Soviet Jewish immigrants into Canada and the continuing struggle to fight antisemitism in the successor states of the former Soviet Union. To this end, the CJC formed a Political Liaison Committee in the early 1990s. Internationally, however, many Russian Jewish advocacy groups continued to operate on the foundation of activism and community organization established during the decades of solidarity built around the Soviet Jewry cause.
Custodial History
The records in this series were accumulated and maintained in the offices of the CJC under the jurisdiction of Samuel Resnick, in his role as the Director of the Community Action for Israel Committee, and as the main CJC staff employee for overseeing the Action Committee for Soviet Jewry and Steering Committee for Soviet Jewry, which eventually coalesced as simply the Committee for Soviet Jewry circa 1977. By 1980, Resnick’s title was Director of the Committee for Soviet Jewry, Central Region, making him the primary full-time staffer of the CJC involved in the Soviet Jewry cause.
Scope and Content
Series consists of extensive planning, administrative and operational records including meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and membership lists. Records pertaining to activities include numerous event and protest photographs, articles, petitions, posters and other press materials. Records related to the gathering of information regarding Soviet Jewry include transcripts of telegrams and telephone conversations, background fact sheets and many individual case files.
This series has been arranged into six sub-series. Sub-series 1 consists of Ontario Region committee meeting agendas and minutes. Sub-series 2 consists of the correspondence files documenting various activities of that committee. Sub-series 3 consists of the agendas, minutes and general correspondence of the National Committee for Soviet Jewry. Sub-series 4 consists of records documenting affiliated Jewish organizations that collaborated with the CJC in protesting the persecution of Soviet Jews. Sub-series 5 consists of records documenting the various protest activities such as lobbying, letter writing, public rallies, marches and demonstrations. Sub-series 6 , Rufusnik Cases, consists of 3 sub-sub-series, containing individual case files, large published lists, and reference publications about Soviet Jews who were refused permission to emigrate (refusniks).
Notes
Physical extent note: although over 28 m of Soviet Jewry records were originally transferred to the OJA, more than 23 m of those records have been culled due to their origin (non-Canadian sources), format (outside periodicals and publications), because they were merely externally-created reference materials, or because they were part of the very large volumes of duplicates that made up the majority of the box contents. Records documenting the activities of other CJC Committees have also been removed for future processing within more appropriately-titled series within Fonds 17.
Subjects
Committees
Jews--Soviet Union
Arrangement
Because the Soviet Jewry records donated by the Canadian Jewish Congress had not been maintained in a discernable original order, they had to be reorganized into their current arrangement by the processing archivist.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee meeting agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
text
Date
1942-1998
Physical Description
ca. 3.3 metres of textual records
14 photographs
1 book
Scope and Content
Series consists of the correspondence, minutes, agendas, and reports of a wide variety of committees of the Canadian Jewish Congress. The bulk of the material relates to the CJC National and Ontario region executive committees, officers' committees, and plenary arrangements committees. Additional records relate to committees concerned with such topics as, small Jewish communities, culture, Holocaust remembrance, student campus services, education, finance and fundraising, kashruth, and Israel.
Notes
Files created by the United Jewish Relief Agencies have been removed and may now be found within Fonds 17, Series 4.
Files created by the Committee for Soviet Jewry have been removed and may now be found within Fonds 17, Series 3
Files created by the Joint Community Relations Committee have been removed and may now be found within fonds 17, Series 5.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Some records are closed for conservation reasons.
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1938-1978, 1991
Physical Description
6.5 m of textual records
15 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The Joint Community Relations Committee was created in 1938 by the Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region and the Toronto Lodge B’nai Brith. It was originally named the Joint Public Relations Committee and was responsible for combating antisemitism in Ontario. Public statements, by agreement, were made only by the Canadian Jewish Congress as B’nai Brith recognized the uniqueness of its national constitution. The committee was led by lay leaders from the community and a staff representative from the CJC. Shortly thereafter, similar committees were set up in Montreal and in Western Canada, and soon a National Joint Community Relations Committee was established.
The committee played a key role in achieving the early anti-discrimination act of 1944, and the Fair Employment Practices Act of 1951, leading to the Human Rights Code of today. It was prominent in the action against the spread of sectarian religious teachings in the public schools and took the lead in pressing for legislation against the dissemination of racial hatred. It acted for the preservation of religious and human rights and worked with numerous religious, fraternal and ethnic organizations in the wider community. The committee also investigated and acted upon all complaints of discrimination, antisemitism and other such incidents. They supplied Jewish and secular schools with educational materials including pamphlets and books, and conducted intercultural and inter-religious work in the community through organized lectures, seminars, institutes, and plenary sessions.
The committee was composed of equal representation from both the Canadian Jewish Congress, and the B’nai Brith. The money for the operation of the Committee was first provided by both organizations, however, in a 1947 agreement between the National CJC and B’nai Brith Canada, the parties stated that the finances for the committee would be raised in the name of the CJC, with B’nai Brith agreeing to make “token” contributions and co-operate with Congress’ fundraising campaign. As well, the professional staff and support persons for the committee, along with their salaries, came solely from the Central Region CJC.
The executive director (also referred to as the executive secretary) was the primary staff person responsible for carrying out the policy and activities of the JPRC, which included preparing press releases, liaisoning with affiliated groups, organizations, individuals, journalists, government representatives and any others wanting or needing information on issues relating to the JPRC’s work. The executive director acted as the recording secretary at all committee meetings and was the keeper of all official documents.
Around 1978, due in part to the earlier creation of the B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights in 1970, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the B’nai Brith terminated their joint relationship with the committee. At the time, the CJC felt that B’nai Brith was playing a dual role in advocacy through the League and through the JPRC. B’nai Brith, in turn, felt that the CJC was shutting out the B’nai Brith’s voice. Nevertheless, the “Joint” was not dropped from the name until around 1991.
In 2011 the Community Relations Committee ceased to exist when the CJC Ontario office was closed and the functions of the CJC were folded into the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).
Committee name changes were: Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1991-2011) Joint Community Relations Committee, CJC, Ontario Region (ca. 1978-ca. 1991) Joint Community Relations Committee, Central Region (1962-1978) Joint Community Relations Committee, (1938-1962)
Scope and Content
Series consists of five sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains the agendas, minutes and associated documentation supporting meetings of the Community Relations Committee. Sub-series 2 contains speeches , publications, press releases and reports presented and/or distributed by the Committee. Sub-series 3 consists of case files documenting the Committee's activities of combating specific antisemitism and Holocaust-denying activities in Canada. Extensive documentation about Ernst Zundel is included Sub-series 4 contains 9 sub-sub-series documenting various categories of research files accumulated by the Committee. Sub-series 5 contains the general office records of the Committee and includes correspondence and memos of the Executive Director and records providing insight to the internal organization and management of the Committee's internal functions.
For more details see descriptions within the scope and contents notes at the sub-series and sub-sub-series levels.
Notes
Previously processed and cited a MG8 S
Physical extent note: when originally listed in 1988, this series contained about 20.5 metres of textual records. When partial processing and reorganization had been completed in 2013, 14 metres had been culled because those documents were duplicates, newspaper clippings, created by outside agencies or maintained in other agencies.
Associated material note:Library and Archives of Canada holds the records for the National B’nai Brith which does contain 30cm of material on the National Joint Community Relations Committee. The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives in Montreal holds the records for the National Joint Community Relations Committee, which contains some files on the Ontario Region, as they reported to the National office. The whereabouts of the B’nai Brith records pertaining to the Central Region activities are currently unknown.
Subjects
Committees
Arrangement
Because records in this series had been previously organized in a manner that proved difficult for use by archivists and researchers, the records, during 2010 and 2011, were totally rearranged and described to comply with RAD standards, to provide ease of access by researchers, and to fully reflect the activities and organizational history of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress during and after the period when it was a joint committee with the B'Nai Brith.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 977
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
977
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and financial records of the Moess Chittin Fund committees of the CJC Central Region and Miami Beach, Florida, including 5 photographs of the head table at a joint banquet held on March 6, 1960, which include: Mike Sossim; Mr. and Mrs. S. Himel; Mr. and Mrs. J. [Dormenfeld?]; Sam Gladstone; Dr. and Mrs. Irving Lehrman; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Geeber; Mr. Diamon; Mr. and Mrs. H. Greenglass; Mr. and Mrs. S. Greenspon; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lottma; Mr. and Mrs. J. Levman; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gladstone; Mr. Dave Goodman with his personal nurse; Mr.and Mrs. B. Newman; Mr. and Mrs. Chas Troster; Mrs. S. WIlson; Mr. and Mrs. H. Bergman; Mr. and Mrs. M. Berenbam; Mrs. and Mrs. Max Rosen; Mr. and Mrs. Steinberg, Mr. and Mrs. Wise and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Citron.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 963
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
963
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1942 - 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Access Restriction
Closed. File contains personal information and access is restricted until 2020. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 965
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
965
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1942 - 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Access Restriction
Closed. File contains personal information and access is restricted untill 2013. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 947
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
947
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of corrrespondence between staff of the Moes Chittin Funds of the Central Region and from the Jewish community of Miami Beach, Florida, as well as five photographs of group photographs of men and women, of a speaker, and of three men. Indetified subjects include Sam Himel, the chairman of the event, Myer Easner and Jacob Adler. The banquet is assumed to be the Fourteenth Annual Purim Ball and Banquet.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research Records sub-series
Hate Crimes and Hate Literature sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1938-1978
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of documentation of hate crimes committed against, and to intimidate, Jews and other minorities. Also included are examples of anti-Semitic hate literature found in posters, magazines, newspaper articles and books all designed to foster fear and/or hatred for Jews.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1323
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
1323
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1970
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of fourteen photographs of CJC personalities and Jewish celebrities and performers, including: a portrait of an unidentified man from Argentina; Israeli actress [Margolitt Stendler?]; two portraits of Rabbi Gunther Plaut; a portrait of Louis Applebaum; a group photograph of four men in suits wearing kippot, including John Robarts, Premier of Ontario and John Keiller MacKay, the Lieutenant Governor; a group of five men and one woman displaying a poster for the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival; a portrait of a woman, presumably the Chief Librarian of Temple Sinai Library, posing in front of library shelves and posing with Ralph Schiff with a citation award from the Jewish Book Committee of Toronto; a portrait of Meyer W. Gasner; a portrait of Dr. Israel Knox; and a portrait of an unidentified man. Also includes two shots of speakers at a podium addressing an audience, one of whom may be a rabbi.
Accession Number
2005-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1316
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
1316
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1965 and 1975?]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of a bar mitzvah at the Kiever Shul. They depict a young man at various points in the temple.
Name Access
Kiever Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1320
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
1320
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[before 1978]
Physical Description
44 photographs : b&w : 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of forty-four photographs of guests and representatives of the CJC and the United Jewish Appeal and the Israel Special Fund for a joint banquet and ceremony that may have taken place at Beth Tzedec Synagogue and Inn on the Park Banquet Hall. The event featured Golda Meir, the Prime Minister of Israel. Photographs depict Golda Meir standing and sitting at the banquet, addressing an audience, shaking hands and posing with guests. They also depict Eddie Creed and Murray Koffler speaking with Meir and addressing the banquet guests. Others depicted include Florence and Sydney Cooper; Mr. and Mrs. Shmul Dunat; Rabbi Benjamin Friedberg; Phil Givens; Phil Granovsky; Mr. Gwartz; Gerry Halbert; Ralph Halbert; Theodor Merton, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada; Esther Shiner; Jules Surdin; and Fred Weinberg.
Name Access
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Physical Condition
Photographs are suffering from sever warping and curling.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1318
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
1318
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[before 1978]
Physical Description
25 photographs : b&w : 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of twenty-five photographs of the United Jewish Appeal/Israel Special Fund banquet featuring GOlda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel. There are shots of Meir sitting at a banquet table, and speaking with various guests. There are several shots of Meir sitting at the head table while Rabbi Herbert Feder, Gerry Halbert, Ralph Halbert, Mr. Gwartz, Eddie Creed, Murray Koffler and a representative of the United Jewish Appeal speak at a podium, Meir herself speaking at the podium and Meir standing to an ovation. Other individuals in the photographs including Phil Granovsky, Theodor Meron, the Israeli Ambassador, Shmul Ounat, the Israeli consul of Toronto, Dave Marks, and the guests giving a standing ovation in the banquet hall.
Name Access
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1311
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
1311
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of twelve photographs of banquet guests at a CJC event, possibly the Northern Chevra Kadisha held in Northern Ontario, including Mr. William Jacks of Kirkland Lake, Secretary-Treasurer of the Northern Chevra Kadisha and his wife; Mr. N Koza, President of the Timmins Congregation, and his wife; ; Mr. Ariel, a spiritual leader in Kirkland Lake; Mr. and Mrs. A. Kokotow of Kirkland Lake; Mr. and Mrs. C. Shneir of Timmins; Mrs. Shnier of Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Shinehoft of Timmins; Mr. L. Kussner of Kapuskasing; Mr. M. Gasner of Toronto; Mr. J. Helpert of Timmins and his wife; Rabbi Berglas of Timmins; Dr. and Mrs. Jessel of Timmins; Mr. S. Posen of Timmins; Mr. and Mrs. S. Fread of Rouyn; Mrs. Hurowitz of Timmins; Mr. and Mrs. S. Sky; Mr. and Ms. B. Nosov of Ansonville; Mr. N. Kaplan of Kirkland Lake; Mr. and Mrs. J. Dash of Kirkland Lake, Mr. and Mrs. I. Kokotow of Kirkland Lake; Dr. and Mrs. H. Ironstone of Noranda; Mr. J. Martin of Timmins, Mr. E. Rice of Noranda; Mr. A. Brown of Kirkland Lake; Mr. and Mrs. E. Duke of Timmins; Mr. and Mrs. B. Kussner of Kapuskasing; Mr. and Mrs. Duke of Cochrane and Mrs. S. Wertman of Kirkland Lake.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 680
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
680
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
7 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of seven photographs of CJC staff including head shots of Shulman Belleville, Wolfe D. Goodman, Rabbi, Stuart E. Rosenberg, and groups shots where Gurston Allen and Harry Wolfson are identified. There are three copies of a group shot of seven men and one woman, who are unidentified.
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
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1307
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
1307
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1950 and 1960?]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w (5 negatives) ; 26 x 20 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs and five negatives of delegates, speakers and participants at a Central Region Regional Conference on Jewish Education.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1200
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
1200
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 Nov. 1962
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of fifteen photographs of guests and honouree of a farewell dinner for Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hurwich, including shots of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Hurwich (Becky or Rebecca), J. I. Oelbaum, Lil Levy, Myer Casner, Jacob Finkelman, Q.C., Sam Sable, David Lewis, M.P., D. Lou Harris, Julius Hayman, Kalman Berger, and representatives from the Consulate of Israel and the Pioneer Women's Organization, reading at a podium, receiving flowers and a plaque and posing in groups. The photographs were taken by Graphic Artists Photographers (Toronto,ON).
Subjects
Dinners and dining
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
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1310
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
1310
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[after 1940?]
Physical Description
17 photographs : b&w and col. (6 col. slides) ; 25 x 21 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of six coloured slides and eleven photographs of unidentified events and individuals related to the CJC. The slides are of scenes from a European town, including Judaic headstones and buildings. The photographs include: 1. A group photograph of seventeen women sitting in a dinning room or parlour, possibly taken in Welland, ON. [196-?]. 2. A portrait of a man sitting at a desk with a pen and a report. 3. A group of men in kippot talking, attributed to the Sarnia Observer newspaper. [196-?]. 4. A portrait of a young man with dark hair and a girl with blond hair wearing a dark pea jacket. [196-?]. 5. A portrait of an unidentified man. 6. Three unidentified men pose with a check in front of a banquet table and a club flag, attributed to the Tay-Sachs Disease Donation at Upper Canada Lodge, Toronto, ON in 1971. 7. A portrait of an unidentified man with horn-rimmed glasses. 8. A portrait of an unidentified man. 9. A portrait of an unidentified man. 10. A portrait of an unidentified man, possible a violinist. 11. A group of young men and women clustered around the entrance of a train car, possibly in the winter.
Physical Condition
Some photographs are scratched and contain finger prints and smudges.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1309
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
1309
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956 - 1972
Physical Description
28 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 21 cm and smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of twenty-seven photographs of various CJC events and staff members. Photographs include: 1. A formal group portrait of I. Ackerman of Niagara Falls, ON; Mrs. M. Lerman, of Port Colborne, ON, Dr. J. Ennis of Welland, ON and Mr. Victor Seton, taken in March 1961. 2. A group photograph of young Jewish boys in front of Otzar Torah school in Tehran, featuring Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg and Rabbi Levy, the director of the school. 3. A group photograph of men at the [Nojuk?] synagogue in Warsaw, Poland, featuring Myer Gasner in a fedora hat with two rabbis. 4. A portrait of Mrs. Abe Levine [Edythe?], with negative. 5. Myer Gasner and J. Helpert 6. Portrait of M. Menachovsky 7. Portrait of Erin Schneider, dressed in a heavy belted tweed coat 8. Portrait of David Lipson from the CJC Lecture Bureau. 9. Portrait of [Henkle?] [Brantford?] 10. Portrait of Robert R. Robinson, Director of Education and Alcoholism Research Foundation of Ontario, dated Feb. 16, 1956. 11. Portrait of Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Executive Assistant of J.D.C., dated March 1964. 12. Group of panelists and speaker, including Dr. Julius Ennis of Welland, ON.; Julius Hayman of Toronto,ON; Rabbi Richard Belson of St. Catharines, ON; Rabbi J.B. Friedberg of London, ON and Mrs. Bert (Esther) Cooper of Toronto, ON. 13. Group portrait of young women on auditorium stage with audience 14. Al Brown and Mrs. AL. Kakaten of Kirkland Lake, ON, sitting on a chesterfield, dated June, 1961. 15. Rabbis W. Gunther Plaut, Erwin Schild and Albert Pappenheim at a press conference, June 6, 1972 16. Group photograph of two women and three men at the International Council of Jewish Women, held at St. Catharines, ON in June 1961, including Frances Wintrob of Toronto. The central figure has been cut out. 17. Group photograph of young people from small towns in Ontario, including Stanely Kaiken of Kitchener, ON; Blythe Acker of Guelph, ON; Beverly Rothberg of Brantford, ON; Melvin Lichtenberg of Guelph, ON; David Spring of Galt, ON; and Mrs. E. Haken of London, ON. 18. Group of conveners of meeting of young people from small towns in Ontario, including Mrs. J. Lieberman, Mrs. M.J. Hoffman, Mrs. S. Brown and Mrs. F. Steinhouse of Kitchener, ON. 19. Group of panelists and speaker, including Rabbi Gedalia Felder, two unidentified women in hats and an unidentified speaker. 20. John D. Fienberg of Toronto speaking at a podium with Moses J. Levitt sitting at table, dated 1961, possibly at a Jewish Defense Fund. 21. Group portrait of lawyer Fred Catzman and Norman Cowan and two unidentified men sitting in an office. 22. Portrait of Chaim Finkelstein of Argentina standing at a podium. 23. Portrait of Isaac Toubin, Executive Director of the American Association for Jewish Education. 24. Group portrait of CJC staff meeting with the West German Consulate regarding the Statutes of Limitation, including nine unidentified men 25. Myer Gasner, Rabbi Walter Wurzberger, Rabbi Stuart Rosenberg and Morry Wingold touring a workshop with five women in headscarves and one man preparing flatbread. 26. Portrait of Rev. Keith Kiddell on the telephone. 27. Portrait of Governor General, Georges Vanier in uniform.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Some photographs are torn, scratched and contain finger prints and smudges.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1314
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
1314
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[after 1960?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Rabbi Dr. Joachim Prinz.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1967-1988
Physical Description
70 cm of textual records
1238 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Activities undertaken by the Committee for Soviet Jewry in Ontario and its affiliated partner organizations included political lobbying, telephone and letter-writing campaigns, product boycotting, symposiums, public rallies, petitions, marches and demonstrations. Among the highest profile activities were the annual Simcha Torah rallies in October and the annual commemorations of the execution of twenty-four Soviet Jewish writers and intellectuals, which had occurred on August 12, 1952 at Moscow's Liubianka prison. As well as organizing public protest activities, the Committee for Soviet Jewry established, in the 1980s, the Ida Nudel Humanitarian Award which emphasized the humanitarian work of a number of prominent Canadian women. Other non-protest activities included bar/ bat mitzvah twinning, family and prisoner sponsorships, and holiday greetings, all programmes that tied the daily lives of Soviet Jews to their Canadian counterparts.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of records documenting the wide range of above-listed protest activities in which the CJC and various affiliated organizations participated. The files include numerous photographs of mass rallies and group demonstrations, planning notes, correspondence, event notices and other promotional materials.
Subjects
Demonstrations
Arrangement
Records of protest activities in this sub-series have been organized chronologically and by event. Indicated date ranges at the file level are of the documents themselves and are not necessarily indicative of the dates of specific events, such as rallies or marches, though such dates are noted in the file description where known.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 969
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
969
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1959 - 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the regulations of the Canadian Jewish Loan Cassa, Toronto, as well as a photograph of a meeting of the committee, including Sara Rhinewine, Henry Rosenthal, Saul Sigler, M.J. Lister, Jack Shindman, Myer Sharzer, Kurt Kramer, Jerome Diamond, David Greenbloom and Leon Neuschul.
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
Research records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Research records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
5-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1938-1978
Physical Description
2.9 m of textual records
2 photographs
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of the Research files of the Community Relations Committee, and has been divided into separate categories in a further 9 sub-sub-series; Civil liberties, Elections, Israel, Religious education in the public schools, Government funding of Jewish day schools, Hate crimes and hate literature, War crimes and criminals, Small Ontario Jewish communities, and General office records. For more detailed descriptions of these, please view scope and contents notes at the sub-sub-series level.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Related Material
Library and Archives of Canada holds the records for the National B’nai Brith which contains 30cm of material on the National Joint Community Relations Committee. The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives in Montreal holds the records for the National Joint Community Relations Committee, which contains some files on the Ontario Region, as they reported to the National office. The whereabouts of the B’nai Brith records pertaining to the Central Region activities are currently unknown.
Arrangement
Because records in this sub-series had previously been organized in a manner that proved impossible for use by archivists and researchers, they have been totally rearranged and described to comply with RAD standards, to provide ease of access by researchers, and to fully reflect the activities and organizational history of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress during and after the period when it was a joint committee with the B'Nai Brith.
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 260
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
260
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of members of the Western Guard white supremacist group at a mass demonstration in Toronto.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Name Access
Western Guard Party
Subjects
Demonstrations
White supremacy movements
Source
Archival Descriptions
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