File consists of program guides for the YM-YWHA Northern and Bloor branches, and a YM-YWHA Dedication Week program guide highlighting an Oneg Shabbat with guest speakers Isaac Bashevis Singer and Cantor Louis Danto.
Series consists of records documenting the educational programming for the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Included are program and educational guides for the School of Music, Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts. Also included is a program guide for the Kallah, the Gathering lecture series, an education plan, and a guide for Dedication Week highlighting guest speaker Isaac Bashevis Singer and Cantor Louis Danto.
File consists of press clippings and an article in Events magazine noting Jewish authors Elie Wiesel, Mordecai Richler, Chaim Potok, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Raul Hilberg, and Fania Fenelon as having at one time addressed the Jewish Book Fair.
File consists of correspondence from the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association to Marlene Ruderman, chairman of the Jewish Book Fair and a letter from the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association expressing disapproval at the participation of Edward Greenspan, lawyer for Ernst Zundel, at the Jewish Book Fair.
File consists of records of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committe presentation of the Annual Jewish book awards for 1990-2006, event guides and a handout describing book award sponsorship opportunities.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the file are event guides, a description of the Jewish Book Awards Committee and a list of the Board of Directors for the Jewish Book Awards.
File consists of a contract letter outling the details of the donation made by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Glowinsky to the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and the subsequent renaming of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards to the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book awards for a period of ten years commencing May 2005-June 2014.
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File consists of a list of catagory winners and awards, an outline of the award events for 2007, a critical path, a news release for the 19th Annual Canadian Jewish Book Awards and CJN article by Bill Gladstone describing the 19th annual awards.
File consists of records docmenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the file is a Canadian bookseller contact list, press release and followup contact list, project wrap briefing for 2008 and email discussing the Koffler Centre's interest in expanding beyond the Canadian Jewish Book Awards and the Book Fair into other literary offerings.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the file are meeting minutes, press releases, correspondence, award ceremony programs, book award submissions, jury citations, award debriefing notes, timelines, projected revenue spreadsheets, catering details, a quote for the book awards event, and the layout of Leah Posluns Theatre
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are meeting minutes, financials, 2007 Book Fair evaluation luncheon materials, correspondence, The Toby Press new titles and back list, a letter to Jewish Book Fair donors, a timeline, an event guide, and a Toronto Star press clipping featuring People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are annual event guides from 1996-2009, correspondence, press clippings, a breakdown of speaker fees, event timelines, financials and a copy of an architectural drawing of the Lipa Green Building.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included are letters to recipients of awards, correspondence, press clippings, book reviews, a program guide, and a copy of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem Award in Holocaust Literature presented to Joseph Kertes.
File consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included is a list of award winners for 2010, meeting minutes, financials, correspondence, welcoming remarks, timelines, to do lists, a special occasion permit application and event guides.
An annual Jewish Book Week had been considered for several years before the completion of the new Jewish Community Centre (formerly the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A) in 1977 made it feasible. After considerable research, and communication with other communities which had sponsored similar programs (such as Detroit), it was agreed that the success of of the projected Fair would be dependent upon the ability to achieve total community sponsorship. An approach to the Federation of Jewish Women's Organization led to their agreement to serve as co-sponsors; they in turn were followed by the Jewish Cultural Council of the Toronto Jewish Congress and the Jewish Public Library. These four organizations were the initial sponsors, and provided the first representatives to the newly formed Board of Directors.
The first Jewish Book Fair was held in 1977 and featured a large book mart with books of Jewish relevance as well as programming for children and adults.
The Canadian Jewish Book Awards was founded in 1988 by Adam Fuerstenberg whose ambition was to celebrate excellence in Canadian Jewish writing. The Koffler Centre of the Arts was approached to manage the Awards in 1994 and has been administering the Awards program ever since. The name was eventually changed to the Canadian Jewish Book Awards and then again in 2004 to the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards following a 10-year donation from Lillian and Norman Glowinsky. In 2015, the Koffler Centre of the Arts put the Awards on hiatus for one year in order to reframe the program. It was relaunched in 2016 as The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.
In 2012, the annual event evolved into Toronto Jewish Book Festival, combining the Book Fair and the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards into one week-long event. In 2013 its name was changed to the Toronto Jewish Literary Festival.
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Series consists of records documenting the Jewish Book Fair. Included in the files are meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, award ceremony program guides, book award submissions and award winner lists, jury citations, financial statements, committee member lists, sales reports, book evaluation and submission criteria, mission statement, the 25th anniversary tribute book, an architectural drawing of the Lipa Green building, a letter from the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association addressing the participation of Edward Greenspan, lawyer for Ernst Zundel, at the Jewish Book Fair and a contract letter outlining the details of the donation made by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Glowinsky to the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and the subsequent renaming of the Canadian Jewish Book Awards to the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book awards for a period of ten years commencing May 2005-June 2014.