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NCJW volunteer Mrs. Rajesky at Kinsmen's School London, Ontario, 1960s

Date Range 1909-1990.
Description Level Fonds
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Fonds No. I0048
Physical Description 5.09 metres of textual records. - 1488 photographs. - 3 sound elements. - 3 discs. - 3 sound elements.
History/Biographical The National Council of Jewish Women was established in the United States in 1893 to help new Jewish immigrants. A Canadian branch began in Toronto in 1897 (Montreal's Baron de Hirsch Institute covered immigrant aid; its NCJW chapter was only founded in 1918). The International Council was formed in 1912. Council is dedicated to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general community, locally, nationally, and internationally. It does/did so through scholarships, summer camps, libraries, aiding immigrants, volunteer work, pre- and post-war refugee aid, gerontology research, services to the elderly, support of the Golden Age Association, shipments of play and school materials to Israel and North Africa, lobbying for equal pay and other human rights bills, and opening a shelter for battered Jewish women. Its members across Canada and the world both fundraise and volunteer
Scope & Content National by-laws (1950, 1965, 1969). Resolutions (1961-1969). Administrative & financial records. Hotel facilities (1959-1965). Annual report (1970). Minutes (1955-1974 with gaps). Biennial reports and minutes (1950-1959). Correspondence. Year book (1944). Directory (1972- 1973). Officers lists (1948-1949, 1973). Board member list (1971). Other membership lists. Pamphlets on International Council of Jewish Women. Biennial conventions (ICJW & NCJW). Minutes & information (1953-1973). Publications, flyers, invitations, seminar notes. Convention information, lecture notes and agendas. Gerontology conference notes (1968). Bulletin (1946). Magazines (1963-1973 with gaps). Programs & services materials (foster homes, Project Canada, School for Citizen Participation 1970), field service (1964-1965), workbooks, the elderly, National Theatre for Canada (1961-1963), overseas service (1954-1960), public affairs (1965-1967), leadership). Booklet on history of NCJW (1967). Material on "Canadian Women of the Century 1867-1967" (1967). Scrapbooks. Clippings (1940s-1990 and photocopies of 1909, 1912 articles). Photos, including slides of events, services, programs in Israel & Canada (1914-1975) - collection PC 3. Sound recordings of meetings and lectures (1950s-1970s).
Notes MA 4, PC 3.MSFA Guide.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

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