Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Farband of Lithuanian Jews. Included are 18 photographs, mostly group photographs, of members of the Farband of Lithuanian Jews. There is also a medical card that states Madesker's membership to the Farband. Additionally, there are a number of booklets: Holocaust Remembrance booklet, Baycrest Honour Roll, Canadian Jewry in 1974, An Overview of an Active Jewish Community (Saul Hayes, OC, QC), Souvenir Program-Farband-Salute to Israel's 36th Independence Day (May 6, 1964), On Wings of Song (Rev. Nathan Stolnitz).
Records belonged to Ruwin Madesker and were donated to the OJA by his son, Michael.
Ruwin Madesker was born in Wilno, Lithuania in 1899. He came to Toronto in 1947 with his family in 1947 after spending 2 years in the Vilno Ghetto and one year with the underground. He also served 2 years with the Polish Army during the Second World War. In Toronto, he was involved with the Jewish Public Library, JIAS, Toronto Florists's Telegraph Delivery, and Toronto Cultural Society. He was an ardent Zionist and visited Israel in 1961 on the Histadrut Goodwill Mission. He also contributed articles to the Jewish Daily Journal, Toronto. (Who's Who, 1965)