The position of Executive Director was created in the 1936-37 period during which the United Jewish Welfare Fund replaced the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies as Toronto's central Jewish community fundraising organization. The Executive Director always sat on the Executive Committee, sometimes as Secretary, other times as Chair. Most significantly, this person was the senior manager responsible for the day-to-day administration of the activities and responsibilities of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
The Executive Director was, at certain times, also known as the Executive Vice President. In 2001, new titles were adopted for the lay and professional leaders. The Executive Director was renamed president, while the lay leader formerly titled president became known as the chairman of the board.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of the correspondence and memoranda records of the Executive Directors of the UJWF. Records in this series are divided into five sub-series: correspondence, memoranda, subject files, Jewish Community Centre of Toronto, and Bequest and Endowment Fund.