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Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
38
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[190-]-2002
Physical Description
2.6 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) was the first national Jewish women's organization in Canada. The council had its beginnings among the urban elite, and played a strong role over the years in influencing public policy in such areas as relations with Israel, national unity, and the plight of world Jewry. The NCJWC is dedicated, in the spirit of Judaism, to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities -- locally, nationally and internationally. It operated around three main pillars: service, education, and social action.
The National Council of Jewish Women was founded in the United States in 1893 by activist Hannah G. Solomon. In 1897, its first Canadian chapter was established in Toronto. In 1925, with seven chapters in Canada, a Canadian liaison position to the National Council of Jewish Women was created. A full-fledged “Canadian Division” of the NCJW was formed in 1934, with rules drafted at the first conference in Winnipeg three years later. Irene Samuel served as the Canadian Division’s first national president. In 1943, the division was renamed the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, and was officially incorporated in 1944, though it did not receive its letters patent until three years later. Even so, the NCJWC still retained some affiliation with the NCJW, whereby they paid per-capita dues to the Americans in return for program and administrative materials. In 1967 the NCJWC ceased these payments altogether, thereby separating from NCJW completely.
The early NCJWC focused on providing service to young girls and immigrants. They also involved themselves in contemporary politics through support for the war effort; the council donated vehicles to the Red Cross, turned Council House into a servicemen's centre, and even built several libraries at Canadian army camps. A national office opened ca. 1950 in Toronto, but until 1966 it moved to the national president's home city with every election. That year the office was permanently anchored in Toronto. In the 1950s and 1960s the council established Good Age clubs, the Irene Samuel Scholarship Fund, and developed the national Higher Horizons child-care and Newer Horizons elder-care programs. It expanded its overseas programs with support for the Israel Family Counseling Association and Ship-a-Box. The Soviet Jewry projects in the 1970s and 1980s reflected the council’s increasing emphasis on social action. Since the late 1990s, the council has focused on women's issues with efforts such as the Breast Self-Examination (BSE) program.
The NCJWC was governed by an executive council, led by a president. Vice-presidents were each responsible for one portfolio, such as membership, public affairs, etc., which were in turn made up of a number of national committees. The national executive was responsible for producing by-laws, guidelines, policies and procedures, as well as developing national service and social action programs. National also provided support and program materials to the sections, and held biennial meetings every other year from 1937 in cities across Canada. Its decentralized structure meant that while the national office remained in Toronto, officers of the executive have resided right across the country.
As of 1997, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada was an affiliate member of the International Council of Jewish Women, a member of UNESCO Canadian Subcommission of the Status of Women, and a member of the Coalition of Jewish Women Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition for Agunot Rights. Prominent past presidents include Mrs. Harry (Irene) Samuel, Mrs. Lucille Lorie, Dr. Reva Gerstein, Mozah Zemans, Mina Hollenberg, Sophie Drache, Thelma Rolingher, Helen Marr, Bunny Gurvey, Sheila Freeman, Penny Yellen, and Gloria Strom. The council’s national office moved to Winnipeg in November, 1993. As of 2006, the council still had 5 active sections in Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.
Custodial History
NCJWC donated these records to the OJA after they had finished a historical exhibit and catalogue in 1997 called "Faith and Humanity," celebrating 100 years of NCJWC.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents NCJWC’s fundraising, social service and social action work in Toronto, in other cities across the country, and overseas. Records include conference and meeting programs, minutes, hand-written correspondence, speeches and reports, national newsletters, published histories, by-laws and policies, photographs, publicity material, historical subject files and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series: National biennial conventions and annual meetings; National Executive Council; National portfolios and committees; National program and event materials; National history research and subject files; International Council of Jewish Women; Toronto Section; Photos and audio-visual material; and National Council of Jewish Juniors, Toronto Section.
Notes
Physical description note: includes ca. 2470 photographs, 13 architectural drawings, 2 artistic drawings, 3 badges, 3 medals, 1 pin, 28 audio cassettes, and 1 videocassette.
Name Access
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Subjects
Women
Related Material
See also: photographs 3207, 3192, 4140, 4067, 4066, 4434; Accession 1977-8-7 for National Council of Jewish Women of Welland; National Council of Jewish Juniors, photographs 458, 459, 460, 463, 464, 465, 466, 468; MG2 B-1K
Arrangement
Records have been arranged by function, in accordance with information gleaned from NCJWC's organizational charts and annual reports
Creator
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada
Accession Number
2001-8-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1933-1997
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
51 photographs : b&w and col. (28 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
6 objects
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada held national conventions every second year starting in 1937. Annual meetings took place in between convention years.
Scope and Content
Series consists of programs, minutes, reports, photographs, badges and medals from these biennial conventions and annual meetings. It also includes Ida Strauss’ delegate’s badge to the 1933 National Council of Jewish Women convention in St. Louis.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 11 photographs documenting the 11th biennial convention in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a work book used at the convention in Montreal, Quebec, May 16-20, 1965.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 9 x 11 cm and 9 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 4 photographs taken at the National Council Convention in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. in May 1969. Includes photographs taken at the UBC Faculty Club and of Florence and Ida at Butchart Gardens in Victoria.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 1; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National biennial conventions and annual meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
1
File
32
Material Format
object
Date
[194-], 1983
Physical Description
3 medals
1 felt badge
Scope and Content
File consists of two envelopes containing three achievement awards from 1983, along with a one felt badge.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1988
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The National Executive Council was the main governing body of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada.
Scope and Content
Series is composed of two sub-series: National Presidents and National Administration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-?]-1987
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of speeches, reports and correspondence generated by various presidents of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada. It includes Irene Samuel's handwritten speeches and reports from the 1930s. Samuel, the first president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, was involved in the formation of council's Canadian division.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1988
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of one-time publications and communications produced by the administrative function of the National Excecutive Council for use by executive, as well as general, members of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada. These publications document council's history, functions and goals.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two identical magazines produced by the NCJW of Canada describing who they are, what they do, how they do it and details of the council programming.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Administration sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
2-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a president's guide giving a brief history and the functions of the national organization and the duties of the president, her officers and the committees.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1995
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada conducted its activites through a number of national portfolios, each headed by a national vice-president and composed of a number of committees.
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, publicity, guidelines, by-laws, and other material generated by these various national committees and portfolios. It also includes fairly full sets of the national periodicals Canadian Council Women, Keeping You Posted and The New Edition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsletter for Council leaders describing some of the current programming of various NCJW Canadian chapters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[196-?]-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of members packing boxes, a pamphlet about NCJW's overseas program, a newspaper article about a family life conference in Israel, brochures and a booklet about Israel Family Counselling Services, sponsored by NCJW.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1940, 1979-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of by-laws, policies and procedures of the Canadian division of the NCJW for the years 1937-40, 1979-81, 1985-87, and 1987-89.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a guide for parliamentary procedure.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of several "The Canadian Council Woman" newsletters published by the NCJW between 1957 and 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1960-1997
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
8 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of publicity, programs, correspondence, photographs and other material related to national workshops, awards, campaigns and programs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National program and event materials series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960, 1975-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of information and suggested guidelines for section councillors and presidents on leadership training for 1960 and 1975-76.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1928-1997
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
73 photographs (18 slides)
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada made a number of efforts over the years to compile historical and archival collections.
Scope and Content
Series consists of news clippings, published histories, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, listings of presidents and other materials, which were gathered as part of the effort to document the NCJW's history. Records include a clippings scrapbook and photographs of prominant president Lucille Lorie, two published national histories, and photographs from a 1947 or 1954 presidential installation. There are also subject files generated by the various sections across Canada, which include section bulletins and publications, year books, photographs and newsclippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a book about the history of the NCJW of Canada by Ethel Vineberg and two copies of the book, "Faith and Humanity: One Hundred Years of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1993
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles giving a history of the NCJWC, a fact sheet about what they have accomplished over the last 85 years, and articles and documents about services and programs they offer.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1948-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 12 x 17 cm and 10 x 15cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs, correspondence, articles, list of awards, and articles of interest to Lucille Lorie.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of articles pertaining to Lucille Lorie's community accomplishments; an interview transcript; and suggestions by Lorie on how to be a good leader and NCJW member.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various newspapers article on past NCJW presidents and their organization.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1987
Physical Description
15 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of past presidents, council members and scholarship recipients, with the exception of a postcard of a man reading in a library, and a print of a collage of four photgraphs taken inside and outside a thrift shop.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[195-?]-[198-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 28 x 22 cm and 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two coloured photographs taken at a birthday lunch, and a photocopy of a portrait of the Council Choir of Calgary with an attached sheet identifiyng each choir member.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a history of the Hamilton Section from 1922-1972 as well as newsclippings and a program for The Second City theatre performance.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three London Section bulletins; board meeting minutes; corrspondence; newsclippings; curriculum vitaes of five Council members; a Volunteer Service Awards program; London Section award certificates and other miscellaneous items.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[195-?]-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
23 photographs : b&w and col. (18 slides) ; 25 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 18 slides and five photographs pertaining to London Section members and a newsclipping from the London Free Press.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
21
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1928-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various newsclippings; a bulletin; articles about fundraisers, Council thrift shop and programs offered; and various articles pertaining to Dorothy Reitman, past president.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of seven bulletins, a year book, a fact sheet about programs offered, and information on guidelines for members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
23
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1948-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
12 photographs : b&w and col. ; 17 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs, a bulletin, minutes of a meeting, newsclippings, and other material related to the Winnipeg Section.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two Vancouver bulletins and 17 "Council Close-Ups" newsletters, dated November 1986 through September 1996.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
25
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1965-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs ; b&w and col. ; 12 x 17 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of various items including 9 photographs or prints of photograhs; a history of Hannah Solomon, founder of the Vancouver Section; general correspondence; a lease contract; a history of the Vancouver Section; "A Guide to Jewish Culture"; pamphlets for various programs and photocopies of newsclippings. The "not using" in the title may have referred to material not included in the Council's 100th anniversary celebrations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopies of newsclippings related to members, and to activities and programs carried out by members over the years.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsclipping about a panel of six women, including NCJW member Mrs. B Ennis, who discuss the role of women in a public forum.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1940-1996
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
11 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The International Council of Jewish Women is made up of Jewish women's organizations from across the world. Founded in 1912 and revived in 1949, the ICJW's goals were to promote equal rights, women's rights, understanding, and peace throughout the world. It sought to spread knowledge about and strengthen Jewish cultural traditions, to help build Israel, and to encourage women to participate in community services. It cooperated actively as a non-governmental organization with UNESCO, and was an accredited observer at the United Nations. The National Council of Jewish Women has been a vital member of the ICJW, with a number of its members having served on the executive and as vice-presidents and presidents of the ICJW.
In a first attempt to form an international council of Jewish women, representatives from the National Council of Jewish Women in the United States, along with similar organizations in Great Britain and Germany, met in Rome in 1912. Their efforts were aborted with the onset of World War I, but in the 1920s, Jewish women's groups reconvened and ended up holding three meetings. After a long hiatus due to the devastation of World War II and the Holocaust, the International Council of Jewish Women was officially re-born in 1949 in Paris. The ICJW has held conventions every three years since 1954, and in countries around the world, including in Toronto in 1972, and in Vancouver in 1987.
The ICJW was organized in a committee system which communicated through a network of newsletters, mailings, and triennial meetings. Committees have included By-Laws, Community Services, Herczeg Israel Seminar, Newsletter, North American Committee, Public Relations, Resolutions, Soviet Jewry, Status of Women, and United Nations. The ICJW also held regional meetings, seminars such as the Rosa and Esteban Herczeg seminars in Jerusalem, and field trips.
Canadian presidents of the ICJW have included Antonia S. Robinson (1957-1960), and Helen Marr (1990-1993). While serving as president, Tony Robinson represented Jewish women of Canada at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Helen Marr served as president of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section from 1973 to 1976, and as president of the NCJWC from 1981 to 1985. She married Gerald Marr, and has three children. Helen served as Canada's Vice-President to the ICJW from 1986-1989, and chaired the ICJW's triennial convention in Vancouver in 1987. She also held leadership positions with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Ben Gurion University, Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Skylight Theatre.
Scope and Content
Series contains records documenting the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada's involvement in the International Council of Jewish Women. It includes pamphlets and publicity material, newsletters, the 75th anniversary tribute book, by-laws and resolutions, material from conventions and other activities, correspondence, and photographs.
A portion of the records were generated during Helen Marr's presidency of the ICJW. These records include by-laws and guidelines, committee files, and mailings.
Notes
The International Council of Jewish Women was variously called the World Congress of Jewish Women, the World Conference of Jewish Women, and the World Organization of Jewish Women between 1912 and 1929.
Name Access
Helen Marr
World Congress of Jewish Women
World Conference of Jewish Women
World Organization of Jewish Women
Subjects
Human rights
Women
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
6
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]-1995
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w, sepia and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of two photocopies of photographs taken at the opening session of the ICJW in London, England on May 23, 1954; a photograph taken at the 11th Regional Lation American Congress; a scrapbook page of four photographs celebrating Jewish culture; a photograph of 8 pictures of activities in council homes in Paris and Athens and a portrait of a group of council members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
International Council of Jewish Women series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1958]-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of six ICJW pamphlets.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
7
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1932-2002
Physical Description
1.56 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The first Canadian section of the National Council of Jewish Women was founded in Toronto in 1897. Toronto Section has been one of the most active sections of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada and has provided many of its leaders. This series charts the growth of Toronto Section, predominantly from the 1930s through the early 1990s.
Scope and Content
Series consists of annual reports, bulletins and Council Communiqués, executive and board minutes, chairmen's handbooks, event and Angel's Ball programs and invitations, publicity material, scrapbooks, photographs, newsclippings, published histories, reports, anniversary booklets, architectural drawings of Council House, certificates, playscripts, audio recordings and a videocassette of the council's history.
The series is divided into 13 sub-series: Presidents; Executive; Board of Directors; Communication porfolio; Membership portfolio; Education portfolio; Thrift shop portfolio; Ways and means portfolio; Finance portfolio; House committee; Service portfolio; Special events; and Toronto Section archival material.
Notes
Physical decscription note: Includes 2080 photographs, 2 artistic drawings, 13 architectural drawings, 1 object and 1 sound recording.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
7-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[1947?]-1989
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
16 photographs
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists predominantly of correspondence, photographs, lists, and newsletters which were generated by past Toronto Section presidents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[1947?]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
14 photographs : b&w and col. (4 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of a list of Toronto Section presidents from 1897 to 1997, 4 negatives and 14 photographs of some of these presidents, and newclippings about the Toronto Section of the NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Presidents sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous correspondence, some concerning NCJW business, and others from Council members praising her for achievements, graciousness, exemplary character and kindness.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1932-2002
Physical Description
25 cm of textual records
61 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Toronto Section's executive was composed of the president and all other elected officers, plus branch and committee chairmen. They were responsible for planning and carrying out council's programs and activities.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of sets of Toronto Section's annual reports and exectuive meeting minutes, as well as executive and branch lists, photographs, and annual meeting programs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of branch lists with names and addresses of NCJW executive members between 1959 and 1986.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1932-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
11 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of three invitations to annual meetings of the NCJW, Toronto Section, and photographs taken at the Fall General Meeting in September 1984.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of annual reports, and national and local organizational charts of executive officers and their responsibilties.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of annual reports and lists of executive officers and their responsibilties.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executive and board meeting minutes of the Toronto Section.
Source
Archival Descriptions
121 records – page 1 of 3.

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