Image Galleries

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 information.

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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

Glimpses into the Canadian Jewish Congress Chronological Files
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.

[NEW!] Documents from Hadassah women's groups in Montreal and elsewhere form part of the Canadian Jewish Congress / JPL Jewish Canadiana collection of Zionist organization materials.

[NEW!] 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 collection.

[NEW!] 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 collection.

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 P0087

Portraits of Canadian Jewish Military Casualties in the Canadian Armed Forces
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 Jour
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.

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