The national subject file series was created during the early 1950s. The Zionist Organization of Canada relied on this series in order to organize their records that dealt with disperate themes. The files in this series document internal issues as well as external groups and individuals. There are therefore files on internal budgetary matters as well as files documenting external groups that ZOC liaised with, such as FZOC and the Canadian Jewish Congress. In turn, this series also documents particular themes and events that were of interest to ZOC.
Scope and Content
The subject files include such materials as correspondence and memoranda, reports, newsletters and publications, publicity for ZOC events, and financial and budgetary information.
The files in this series were arranged alphabetically in chronological order. While some organizations and themes were assigned a file, others were grouped together under a "miscellaneous" heading for each letter
The file consists of correspondence concerning interviews with Hon. David Ben Gurion, Hon. Shimon Peres and other Members of the Knesset; correspondence concerning the Shalom television programme, the welfare of soldiers in Israel, guidelines for aliyah procedures and an invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel.
The file consists of attendance, membership and birthday lists, a programme of the 38th anniversary dinner, slate of officers nominated for the year 1968-1969, copies of the Ajalon Lodge News, a schedule of lodge meetings, Kovod Night participants, announcements of meetings and events, and general correspondence between members.
The file consists of a letter written by Dr. George Liban to Mr Joshua Bar-El, the Director of the Aliyah Department of the Jewish Agency. The letter concerns the visit of Mr. Pinchas Sapir to Toronto.
The file consists of a list of addresses for the geographic division of regional offices of the Israel Aliyah Centre, the Winter, Spring and Fall 1971 editions of "Aliyah News and Views," and a booklet titled "Answers to Unasked Questions" published by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorbtion of the State of Israel.
The file consists of a letter written by Karl Silberman, Special Representative for Projects at Keren Hayesod - United Israel Appeal to George Liban concerning Aliyah Project photographs. the file also includes 3 Aliyah Project photographs taken by David Harris, and a set of mounted and captioned photographs - numbered 23 to 33.
The file consists of the agreement between the dominion archivist of Canada and the Zionist Organization of Canada to create an archives within the National Ethnic Archives; correspondence between Dr. George Liban and Dr. Michael Hayman, archivist at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem, concerning the preservation of archival records; a copy of the inventory description and finding aid for the Zionist Organization of Canada collection at the National Archives of Canada; photostats of a letter written by Theodor Herzl and the instructions for his funeral; and a letter of permission to examine Zionist Organization of Canada archives. The file also contains a copy of the pamphlet "Theodor Herzl: A Biography" written by Emanuel Neuman, a statement of subscription to United Palestine Appeal (1931), and cheques and promisary notes written to the Zionist Organization and United Palestine Appeal.
National Archives of Canada
World Zionist Organization. Central Zionist Archives
The file consists of correspondence concerning participation in an art auction held during an art exhibition and requests for interview times on the Shalom television programme. The file also includes price lists of art works donated to the exhibition.
The file consists of general correspondence, the donation of an estate of Sidney Burns and Irwin Burns to the Zionist Organization of Canada, a Judicial Order issued by Judge T.L. Cross regarding the estate of Abraham Brody of Edmonton, and an invitation to attend a community tribute to Mr. Lavy Becker.
The file consists of correspondence between Zionist Organization of Canada executive members and Mr. Hyman Bessin, President of the Canadian Zionist Federation, and minutes of meetings of the Federated Zionist Organization of Canada.
The file consists of budgets and financial statements created for the Zionist Organization of Canada, correspondence concerning Organizational finances, notices of treasury board meetings and minutes of meetings.
The file consists of general correspondence, a letter written by Gerry Charness to The Honourable Max van der Stoel, Foreign Minister, Netherlands concerning the cancellation of his trip to Saudi Arabia because the Saudi Arabian government refused to allow a journalist who is a Dutch Jew into the country. The file also includes a film licence agreement for the film " Six Days in June.".
The file consists of programme director's activity reports, expense reports, notices, agendas of meetings and meeting attendance lists, general correspondence and information regarding the summer camps that are owned and operated by the Zionist Organization of Canada. These camps include: Biluim Canada; Hagshamah; Hatikvah; Kadima; Massad; Shachar; Shalom and Solelim. These summer camps are co-sponsored by Canadian Young Judaea and Hadassah-Wizo.
The file consists of a transcript of the remarks from the Parliamentary Dinner 1973, correspondence to community leaders, agendas of meetings, an analysis of 4 questions by Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, invitation to a national policy conference, promotional flyer concerning the 17th plenary assembly of Canadian Jewish Congress, and notes for an address given by Claude Wagner MP.
The file consists of general correspondence, notices of appointments as plenary delegates, a calendar of events and an invitation to a banquet in honour of Mr. Saul Hayes. The guest of honour for the Saul Hayes banquet is the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and an invitation to attend the opening ceremony for Samuel Bronfman House. The file also contains a photostat of a Stuermer propaganda leaflet produced by the National Socialist Underground.
The file consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence between members of the national executive, general correspondence, activity highlights for 1972-1973, a notice of the death of Louis Pincus, reports from Pioneer Women, Department of Education and Culture, Youth and Hechalutz, press releases, and inter-office memoranda.
The file consists of correspondence, a tentative schedule of the first mission trip to Israel, notices of meetings, minutes of meetings, press releases, a report presented to the National Executive meeting held on May 12, 1974 and photocopies of newspaper articles about Philip Givins QC MPP published in the Globe and Mail on August 13 and 14 1974.
The file consists of inter-office memoranda and circulars, general correspondence, minutes of meetings, correspondence concerning the 4th National Convention of the Canadian Zionist Federation, lists of registered delegates and observers to the 4th National Convention, and information regarding bonds.
The file consists of pamphlets and flyers concerning the fourth national convention, notices of meetings of the national executive, the programme and guidebook for a teach-in on Zionism, lists of convention delegates from Young Judaea, advertisements in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, and programme agendas.
The file consists of a student passport for Caravan 1971, correspondence concerning the Jerusalem Pavilion, lists of Jerusalem Pavilion masters of ceremonies and administrators, memoranda and notices concerning meetings, price lists for items available for purchase at the Jerusalem Pavilion and a list of inventory for Caravan 1973.
The Harry Collins Scholarship was created in 1968 by Collins' widow to enable a young Zionist from Ontario to spend a full year of study in Jerusalem at the Machon - Institute for Jewish Youth Leadership from Abroad The scholarship was avialable to Young Judaeans until 1974 and was administered by the Charitable Fund of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
Scope and Content
The file consists of a biography of Harry Collins, letters of application for the scholarship and lists of people nominated for the scholarship, notices of award winners, and general correspondence.
The file consists of correspondence concerning a tour of Canada by Dr. Roy Gustafson, a list of members, a letter appealing for donations and contributions, and essay written by Douglas Young - "Israel: Is there a Christian view?" Dr. Douglas Young is the President of the American Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem.
American Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem)
The file consists of general correspondence. It also includes a letter sent to the Hon. William Davis, Prime Minister of Ontario concerning his greetings on the occasion of the 41st national convention of the Zionist Organization of Canada.
The file consists of correspondence the national executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Eric Exton, the National Treasurer. The file also contains invitations and the programme for the Eric and Esther Exton Negev Testimonial Dinner held on October 24 1974.
The file consists of general correspondence regarding the establishment of a Farband Canadian District, and a letter written by Prof Lawrence Frieman, Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, concerning the publication of his book "Don't Fall off the Rocking Horse.".