These image galleries offer glimpses into some of the archival
collections described in the Explore section of the Canadian Jewish
Heritage Network. While viewing a gallery you can click an image to
enlarge it, navigate through the enlarged images by clicking
"Next", and click on the text below the image for more detailed
The Album of the Jewish Legion
This album documents the Canadian Jewish soldiers who fought in
the Jewish Legion for Palestine during WWI.
Ceremonial art and other treasures from the Congregation Shaar
Hashomayim's Edward Bronfman Museum. (SH-01.) For information about
visiting the museum, see http://shaarhashomayim.org/museum/
Glimpses into the Canadian Jewish Congress Chronological
These selected documents from the first half of the 20th century
illustrate the diverse content of CJC's "Year box" documentation
series. Source: Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records (CJC0001), Series ZA
Highlights of the Allan Raymond Collection
Explore fascinating photographs collected by Jewish Montrealer
Allan Raymond - a visual tour of the community's history.
Documents and images from the Pioneer Women / Na'amat
collection This gallery displays a selection of material
from collection I0050. This
women's organization, part of the Labour Zionist movement, raises
funds which provide half of all social services for Israeli women,
youth and children.
Link here see a list of all the files in this
Dolls for Democracy figurines from the Jewish Women
International / B'nai Brith Women collection, I0097. B'nai
Brith volunteers used the Dolls for Democracy as educational aids
in primary school classrooms from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Link here to see descriptions of more materials in this
Judith Oberman and Family
This display includes photographs and letters written in Hebrew
from the Land of Israel before the establishment of the state as
well as a glimpse into a Labour Zionist summer camp outside
Montreal in the 1950s. Source: Judith and Morris Oberman
collection, CJCCCNA P0118
Ukrainian Jewish Orphans, 1921
One hundred and forty-three Jewish orphans were brought from the
Ukraine for adoption in Canada after World War I in a cross-Canada
initiative headed by Lillian Freiman of Ottawa. Harry Hershman
participated in the planning campaign, worked in the Polish Ukraine
to bring over the children, and followed up on their adjustment
after their arrival. Note: Some of the case file information is
restricted. Source: Harry Hershman War Orphans collection, CJCCCNA
Portraits of Canadian Jewish Military Casualties in the Canadian
These servicemen died while serving in World War I, World War II,
and the Korean War. This gallery only displays the records which
include images. To see all 577 Canadian Jewish servicemen
casualties listings, link
here or use the Advanced Search page.
CJC War Orphans/ Refugee Youth Project
Over one thousand Jewish orphaned youths came to Canada from the
war-torn nations of Europe between 1947 and 1952 under this
Canadian Jewish Congress project.
The Russian Jewish Archives Project, collected by Tatiana
The collections shown in this gallery were donated to CJCCCNA
between 2004 and 2009 by Russian-speaking Jews who settled in
Montreal after the fall of the Soviet Union.