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Exterior, Baron Byng High School, 4251 St. Urbain Street. Cars parked along street beside building, man (possibly police officer or security) stands in doorway of school.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23987
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9cm x 9cm
Fonds No.
1255; 006209
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9cm x 9cm
Responsibility
Unknown
Date
1971
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
006209
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
High Schools - Quebec (province)
Automobiles.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Baron Byng High School

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn78592
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZC e; ZC e
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZC e
File No.
ZC e
Subjects
Baron Byng High School
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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School certificates and diplomas, Kruger Family

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75342
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual record
Fonds No.
1435; 00013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual record
Date
1919-1927
Fonds No.
1435
File No.
00013
Storage Location
Ctn. 001
8-2E
Accession No.
14-037
Subjects
Kruger, Chaim, 1875-1933
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Evelyn Ancel Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17234
Collection
Evelyn Ancel Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 medal + 2 photographs
Fonds No.
1235
Scope and Content
Consists of two class photographs on cardboard backings and one medal issued by the Protestant School Board of Montreal for general proficiency in school studies.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Evelyn Ancel Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 medal + 2 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of two class photographs on cardboard backings and one medal issued by the Protestant School Board of Montreal for general proficiency in school studies.
Date
ca192?-1931
Fonds No.
1235
Storage Location
7-3C; SC3; PC
Physical Condition
Photograph backing is flaking.
Conservation
Photographs removed for preservation in Photograph Collecion.
History Biographical
Evelyn Ancel (nee Weiser), April 29, 1914-January 16, 2009. Zalman Weiser and his wife Clara (Darabaner) arrived in Montreal with their two daughters, Annie and Sarah in 1907. They were brought by Clara's father David who was involved in the fur trade in Havre St. Pierre. In all there were 13 members in the Weiser household, twins Annie and Sarah, Max, Harry, Hymie, Louie, Florence, Evelyn, Ethel, Lillian and Pearlie. Zalman Weiser began working in Montreal as a peddler, and his wife Clara sold some of the goods from their home. Peddlers who came to the house to buy or sell merchandise also received informal lessons on speaking English and French. The family later purchased a store in which to sell their goods at 989 St. Laurent (which later became 3777 St. Laurent) and lived in the residence above it (3779 St. Laurent). Once the store came into being, peddlers would come once a week to take a parcel on credit to try and sell door to door. These peddlers were Jewish and came from Poland, Russia and Romania. Customers of the store and the peddlers were mainly French Canadian. Zalman was a wholesaler of dry goods (fabric). He had salesman to help in the store and also sold to retail establishments like Greenberg's and Eaton's. The store was always closed on Saturdays, which highly unusual for the time. The family also signed for their own packages. The success of the store was great enough that a second building was purchased on St. Dominque, and the store expanded through the rear. The full building had 3 residences. Two were rented out in order to generate revenue. Zalman also purchased old, unheated houses in poor districts in the neighbourhood near Ontario and Sanguinet (as many as 8 or 10 at a time) and rented them out. Salesman who worked at the store often started their own businesses later on. A. Schecter, Joe Nadler and the Stein brothers were customers. Florence was the first full-time bookkeeper, a job that was taken over by Evelyn in later years (when Florence went out to go work with her husband Leo in his store). Goods were also sold to out of town customers. Of all the Weiser boys, only Max travelled to sell goods. He later opened his own store. Annie and Sarah both married boys who worked in the store. Sarah's husband (Abe Schacter) opened a coat factory (Entire Ladies' Cloak). Annie's husband (Sam Segal) sold material yard goods. Harry and Florence's husband (Leo Cytrynbaum) opened their own outfitting store. The store was sold in the early 1950's (possibly 1951). Zalman Weiser worked with several charities, the main one being Hebrew Free Loan Association, which provided loans without interest. Zalman used to sign (vouch) for people on their loans. He also worked with orthodox charities like Lubavitch. In the summer the Weiser family rented houses off the island. They rented in Chateauguay, Plage Laval and Ste. Rose (Laval). They stayed nearby because someone had to work in the store, so they stayed within an hour's drive. A housekeeper would stay with the children at the summer houses (as well as when the family was in town during the fall/winter/spring). They would load up the car with 8 or 9 people (split 3/3/3), but would have to make two trips to move the whole family. The family had a car as long as Evelyn could remember, but Harry was the one who did all the driving until other children were old enough to share the responsibility. Neither parent drove. Evelyn attended Strathearn for elementary (grade 1-7). Elementary school was free, and Evelyn was registered by older brother, Harry. He was the one who supplied the anglicized name "Evelyn" to the school, as her name was Chava. At the time, the birth certificate was issued by the midwife (Mrs. Crystal/Krystal?). Unsure of the legality of the birth certificate, the family later hired a lawyer to get official birth certificates from city hall. Top of her class in Grade 7, Evelyn was awarded a medal and a scholarship for her first year at Baron Byng. The students at Strathearn were mostly Jewish, but Evelyn never encountered any anti-Semitic attitudes from students or teachers. While attending Strathearn, Evelyn attended the Yiddishe Folks Shule, then located on St. Urbain near Pine. At the time, Mr. Wiseman was Principal. The classes contained about fifteen students. Class was held everyday after school and Sunday mornings for one hour. Evelyn was taught reading and writing in both Hebrew and Yiddish, and this continued until she began high school. The Weiser sons went to a Rabbi's house for private study. High school (Baron Byng) cost $2.50/month. In bad weather the children took taxis. Hymie won scholarships for his 4 years of high school (best grades for the year). Evelyn won it upon entry. Hymie later studied at a Yeshiva and went to New York. At the time Harry went to school, Baron Byng did not exist, so he attended Montreal High. The three youngest children attended Strathcona High School. After Evelyn graduated from Baron Byng the family moved to 245 Cote St. Catherine Road near Laurier. Shortly after they moved to Outremont Ave. (possibly 458). Evelyn and Ethel both went onto post-secondary studies at MacDonald College and were trained to become teachers. Since schools were not hiring Jewish teachers at the time, Evelyn became the bookkeeper for the family business. Ethel was able to find a teaching position later on. Evelyn was married in 1941 at Beth Yehuda synagogue on City Hall near Duluth. The weddings of all of the daughters were paid for by their parents (and possibly the boys as well). Clara would prepare cases for the newlyweds, filled with linens from the store. The parents provided properties to the children when they got married, where the children would pay rent to the parents (and possibly more than one child would occupy the home - they and their spouse would share with a sibling and their spouse). After getting married Evelyn and Michael (Julius Michael Ancel) continued to live at the home of Evelyn's parents. When their first child was born they rented a home on Jeanne-Mance (from strangers) near either Fairmoun or St. Viateur. They bought their own home at 740 de l'Epee (near Bernard) for which the Weisers provided the downpayment on the $7000 - a 3 flat home. That house was later sold and another 3 flat home was bought at 883 Stuart near Ducharme.
Language
English
Acquisition Source
Debi Ancel, granddaughter of Evelyn.
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Strathearn Elementary School (Montreal, Quebec)
Ancel, Evelyn (Weiser), 1914-2009
Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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The Collection - La Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn37506
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1061; 3; 03135
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1061
Series No.
3
File No.
03135
Storage Location
Ctn 090
29-1C
Language
English
Access Restriction
Privacy laws may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright laws may apply
Subjects
Saidye Bronfman Centre [Montreal, Quebec].
School of Fine Arts
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Collection Claridge

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn37288
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1061; 3; 02936
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1061
Series No.
3
File No.
02936
Storage Location
Ctn 084
29-3C
Language
English
Access Restriction
Privacy laws may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright laws may apply
Subjects
Saidye Bronfman Centre [Montreal, Quebec].
School of Fine Arts
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34044
Collection
Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.0 m of textual material : 173 items of graphic material : 2 audiocassettes
Fonds No.
1074
Scope and Content
Series 1 consists of textual reports that were produced by organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute, and are arranged chronologically by organization. Series 2 consists of textual records of meetings of organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Series 3 consists of textual publica…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.0 m of textual material : 173 items of graphic material : 2 audiocassettes
Scope and Content
Series 1 consists of textual reports that were produced by organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute, and are arranged chronologically by organization. Series 2 consists of textual records of meetings of organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Series 3 consists of textual publications produced by organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Series 4 consists of photographic and textual materials regarding the history of Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Series 5 consists of textual, graphic, audiovisual, and commemorative materials relating to anniversary and celebratory events. Series 6 consists of textual records for the sale and maintenance of land and plots in relation to cemeteries in the Montreal area.
Date
1842-2007
Fonds No.
1074
Storage Location
JPL
Bay 2
History Biographical
The Baron de Hirsch Institute is the oldest, continuous Jewish social services agency in Quebec and in Canada. With the re-organization of the Hebrew Philanthropic Society, the agency began in July 1863 as the Young Men’s Hebrew Benevolent Society by a group of young unmarried men of Montreal. The organization was an expression of their belief in the ethical tradition of Mitzvah and Tzedakah, and pioneered pathways of service in social welfare. Jewish immigration rose in Montreal in the early 1880s and imposed acute financial burdens on the members of the YMHBS. As such, they appealed for financial assistance to the Austrian Baron Maurice de Hirsch, who had established himself as world Jewry’s greatest philanthropist. Baron and Baroness de Hirsch responded immediately and contributed a substantial donation at the end of the nineteenth century. Soon after, the decision was made to rename the agency the ‘Baron de Hirsch Institute and Young Men’s Hebrew Benevolent Society,’ marking the first of a number of name changes during the agency’s continued existence. A discrepancy exists within the Annual Reports and official history of the Institute as to the exact date of the name change, with some citing 1890 as the date of the decision, while others date it in 1900. Nevertheless, the Institute was revamped for the purpose of Jewish education of the poor and the establishment of a sheltering home for immigrants and orphans. The institution’s other original objectives were, among others, to assist the community of immigrants, provide medical care and burial grounds, establish schools and provide a Jewish public library for the community. In 1901, construction on the Bleury Street community building began, financed by the bequests of the Baron and Baroness de Hirsch who had passed away in 1896 and 1899, respectively. Immigration continued to rise in the early years of the twentieth century, with the weight of assistance falling on the shoulders of the Baron de Hirsch Institute. The first Jewish orphanage, the Montreal Hebrew Orphans’ Home, opened in 1909, followed by the establishment of a summer camp. In 1913, the Institute founded the “Friendly League of Jewish Women,” and the “Welcome Club for Jewish Working Girls.” Many immigrants did estabish themselves independently and formed new organizations that began to share in the burdens of caring for the social welfare of the community. Moreover, a 1916 provincial charter created the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Montreal, launched through the initiative of the Institute, to serve as a coordinating body for the division of labour between the organizations of the Jewish community. The Baron de Hirsch Institute is structured in three major divisions: Family and Child Welfare (including the Visiting Homemaker Service), Legal Aid, and Cemetery (incorporated in 1971) Departments. It is a constituent member agency of Federation CJA, a member of the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, and a member of the Conference of Jewish Communal Service. The Baron de Hirsch Institute has evolved throughout the years in the promotion of community partnerships and to adapt to changes in Quebec legislation. In June 1973, the Baron de Hirsch Institute moved to Cummings House; the move provided the agency with expanded and dignified quarters within which to pursue its work. A further aesthetic shift occurred with the change of the Baron de Hirsch Institute logo as its 125th anniversary approached in July 1988. The Institute has gone through a number of official name changes, collaborations and mergers as well, including those with the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal, Jewish Child Welfare Bureau, the CLSC-JFS Cote St. Luc/Hampstead, and Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre. The Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre, a public social service centre, was created in 1973 with funding from Allied Jewish Community Services in response to Chapter 48 of Quebec legislation. Its aim was to bridge the gap between private agency sectarianism and government sponsored social services. For twenty years, the public Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre was linked with the private Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute, with the Institute providing supplemental funding and services to areas within the Social Service Centre. In 1993, however, the Quebec provincial government enacted Reform Bill 120, whereby Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre ceased to exist with the termination of public funding. The two agencies became separate with the closing of the Social Service Centre, but the Baron de Hirsch Institute continued to provide direct or referral services to Jewish individuals in Montreal. During its existence, the Baron de Hirsch Institute has expanded to include involvement in a library, schools, immigrant aid, shelters, reception centres, farming communities, medical care, burial, orphanages, adoption, civil rights advocacy, fund-raising, social services, housing, vocational services, legal aid, chaplaincy, rehabilitative services, and many other activities. Family welfare increasingly became the Institute’s focus as it continued to meet the changing social needs of the Montreal community that were not met elsewhere. While maintaining ties with other community agencies throughout its history, the Institute has maintained its identity in order to service the Jewish community in the best possible way to provide the tools for self-help and group solidarity. Amid times of economic and political difficulties, the Baron de Hirsch Institute continued to stress the critical role of voluntarism as its greatest strength. Despite changes in location and official institutional names, Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute continued to progress and advance with the times, backed by its historic mandate to provide services to people in need, within the Jewish tradition.
Language
English
French
Custodial History
This material was transferred directly to the Jewish Public Library Archives (JPL-A) directly from Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute (JFS). The material in the Fonds was collected or produced by JFS over the course of its history.
Arrangement
Additional material on the Baron de Hirsch Institute and Jewish Family Services also exists in the Library’s Jewish Canadiana clipping and ephemera collection. This material was collected by the Library and as such is kept separate from the material donated directly by the JFS. An appendix is attached at the end of this Finding Aid containing a file listing for the Jewish Canadiana collection of JFS material.
Access Restriction
Some privacy restriction may apply.
Related Material
See related collections at the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives.
See "Photograph Collection"
See "Jewish Canadiana Collection" of the Jewish Public Library.
Subjects
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal -- Cemetary Department.
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal -- Group foster homes.
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Philanthropy
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Collection Management

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69119
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 7.3
Scope and Content
This series consists of records relating to the functions of the archives of the Jewish Public Library. These include correspondence, committee minutes, grant applications and collection management notes.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of records relating to the functions of the archives of the Jewish Public Library. These include correspondence, committee minutes, grant applications and collection management notes.
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
7.3
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English, French
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Archives
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Dreyfus Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71958
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Fonds No.
1000A; 9; 00426
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Date
1956-1982
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
9
File No.
00426
Storage Location
CTN.047
12-2A
Language
English
Yiddish
Related Material
Jewish Public Library Fonds
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Shapiro Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71963
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Fonds No.
1000A; 9; 00431
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Historical Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file containing textual records
Date
1959
Fonds No.
1000A
Series No.
9
File No.
00431
Storage Location
CTN.047
12-2A
Language
English
Yiddish
Notes
Contains information about a Persian plate donation.
Related Material
Jewish Public Library Fonds
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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