ca. 125 photographs : col. (50 negatives) ; 10 x 12 cm and 35 mm
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs of various Women's Campaign and Advocacy events including Mizrachi missions, telethons, annual meetings and officer installations and a protest against the abuse of the traditional marriage Get.
The records were in the office of Maxine Bessin, the former director of Women's Campaign. They were transferred to the Archives by her assistant Brenda Cooper.
UJA Federation Women's Campaign and Advocacy (WC&A) was the precursor name for Women's Philanthropy, the current women's division of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. It grew out of a merger between the former Jewish Women's Federation (JWF), an advocacy group with representatives from various women's groups in the city of Toronto, and the UJA Women's Campaign, the women's fundraising division of the United Jewish Appeal. Although governed by separate executives and mandates, the two groups worked together to raise money and provide services through affiliated Jewish community agencies and organizations. Together, they functioned as the Toronto Jewish Congress' Women's Division and the subsequent UJA Federation Women's Division until their official merger around 2000 created the UJA Federation's Women's Campaign and Advocacy.