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National Council of Jewish Women of Canada - Ottawa Section fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80552
Collection
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada - Ottawa Section fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual material, 23 photographs : b&w.
Fonds No.
O0033
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Board meeting agendas (1985-1986), minutes of meetings (National and Ottawa Section), conventions (1985-1991), certificates, bulletins (1944-1996), correspondence (1954, 1963-1964, 1984-1993), financial material (1977-1986), membership lists (1978-1990), directories (1985-1988…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada - Ottawa Section fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
textual material, 23 photographs : b&w.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the Board meeting agendas (1985-1986), minutes of meetings (National and Ottawa Section), conventions (1985-1991), certificates, bulletins (1944-1996), correspondence (1954, 1963-1964, 1984-1993), financial material (1977-1986), membership lists (1978-1990), directories (1985-1988, 1991-1992), publications (1985-1993), reports, newsletters, yearbooks (1945-1958), and material covering various National Council of Jewish Women - Ottawa Section projects and events such as the Art Show (1964-1986 with gaps) and the Plays for Living. 1st Annual (1957) Benefit Ball program and Vol 24, No. 1 of the Bulletin (September, 1967), UJA Ottawa Family Mission to Israel diary, 1990. Item Level Inventory available in Binder in vault (unsure what this means as of 2014) A document labeled "Charter" and certifying that Ottawa is a section in good standing with the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada - May, 1982 (see 4-741). Certificate is stored in the Oversized Certificates Box within the special collections area of the vault.
Date
1944 -1996
Fonds No.
O0033
Storage Location
Vault and off-site storage
History Biographical
Founded in Toronto in 1897, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada (NCJWC) is a volunteer organization which has provided women with a Judaic milieu through which to express themselves as Canadians. As opposed to other Jewish organizations, NCJWC focuses on facilitating Jewish life in Canada rather than solely Israel. The group engages in philanthropic works which have assisted both the Jewish and general communities of Canada. The Ottawa section of the NCJWC was formed in March 1944 after a small local women’s group, the Ottawa Jewish Juniors, resolved to collapse its existing organization and became instead an official section of the Council. Prior to World War II, it became apparent to the national executive that a Council section was needed in the Nation’s capital city, not only to serve the needs of the growing Ottawa Jewish community, but also to act as part of an expanding Council project to encourage an interest in the legislative process and promote active participation in Canadian social legislation. By October 1944, NCJWC-Ottawa Section had become an affiliate of the Ottawa Local Council of Women and later that month was declared on the official list of Women’s organizations in Ottawa. Amelia Loeb and Rochelle Caplan were the first President and Vice President of the Ottawa Section. During the 1950s, the NCJWC took firm and often controversial stances on many issues by adopting resolutions on legislation which would foster improved living conditions and enhance the quality of life of many Canadians. They worked in conjunction with the Canadian Government and the United Nations. In 1953 the Golden Age club for Jewish Senior citizens was established. In addition, the very popular Exhibition and Sale of Paintings was established in 1958 with all proceeds going to NCJWC activities. By the 1960s, the Ottawa Section of the NCJWC had 500 members. With the organization’s current activities and programs flourishing, the Ottawa Section devoted more work among the aged. For example, in 1966 Kosher meals on wheels was established, proposed by Jacquelin Holzman, Ottawa Section President from 1959-1961. The 1970s saw increased women’s activism, the revival of immigrant aid programs and projects aimed in the area of human rights. In 1973, in conjunction with the Ottawa Jewish Community Council, the television program Shalom Ottawa was established which portrayed a comprehensive picture of Ottawa’s Jewish community. It is still produced today. By the 1980's the Ottawa Section had begun to struggle with a dwindling membership and a decline in volunteer support for many of its existing projects and activities. Although it was becoming increasingly difficult for the executive to maintaining certain activities, the section continued to play an active role in the Ottawa community and maintain its status as a respected voice on women’s issues and human rights concerns. However by 1995, the activities of the Ottawa Section of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada were discontinued.
Custodial History
Ellen Fathi transferred the NCJWC records to the Ottawa Jewish Archives in 1993. Further accruals of Art Show Catalogues donated by Myra Aronson, November 2000 Further accruals of Art Show Catalogues 1970s and newspaper clipping donated by Phyllis Rackow, Jan.29, 1969. Further accruals of bulletins donated by Roz Dreskin, January 2001. Most Textual Material Transferred to off-site Storage in August 2009. 1st Annual (1957) Benefit Ball program and Vol 24, No. 1 of the Bulletin (September 1967) donated by Sylvia Kershman, 2010. Further accurals a UJA Ottawa Family Mission to Israel diary (1990) from Myra Aronson
Notes
1. Historical sketch taken from Natasha T. Lecours’ Masters Thesis "In the Spirit of Judaism, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada in Historical Perspective 1897-1990. 2. "In the Spirit of Judaism, the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada in Historical Perspective 1897-1990, and Ottawa Section of the National Council of Jewish Women" by Natasha (Lenzo) Lecours are located in the Thesis box. 3. Most material has been sent off site. Remainder of material is located in the Individual Organizations section of the Workroom.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Jewish People’s School of Ottawa fonds = Jewish Folk Shule Ottawa fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80496
Collection
Jewish People’s School of Ottawa fonds = Jewish Folk Shule Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder ; 6 photographs : b&w
Fonds No.
E0004
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one folder containing two Pesach Children’s Concert programmes of the Jeoash Folk Shuledating to 1929 and 1930, Jewish People’s School Montreal publication, ca. 1929, one newspaper clipping, and two photocopied letters of Hugo Levendel describing the role of the Folk Shule in the …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish People’s School of Ottawa fonds = Jewish Folk Shule Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder ; 6 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of one folder containing two Pesach Children’s Concert programmes of the Jeoash Folk Shuledating to 1929 and 1930, Jewish People’s School Montreal publication, ca. 1929, one newspaper clipping, and two photocopied letters of Hugo Levendel describing the role of the Folk Shule in the Ottawa Jewish community.
Date
1929,1930, 1954
Fonds No.
E0004
History Biographical
The foundation for the Ottawa school was laid out in 1925 with the help of the Montreal Folk Shule and its Director, Mr. S. Weisman. Classes were first held with 25 pupils in a hall on Rideau Street. They moved later to a store on Rideau, then to larger quarters on York Street. The first teacher was Dr. M. H. Arnoni, followed by Mr. and Mrs. A. Endelman of Montreal. Additional teachers included Z. Lev and Frank Malamuth. The officers were Mr. Max Baylin, President, Daniel Green, Vice-President and Treasurer, S. Polisky (1-166), Secretary, A. Endelman, recording Secretary, Max Baylin, and Daniel Green was also a founder for the Ottawa shule. Eventually there were five grades with approximately 100 pupils, both boys and girls. The school had a difficult time as it lacked financial support by the Jewish community. It was maintained by membership fees and the yearly campaign which was generously supported by the late Archibald Freiman, who personally admired the spirit of the school and those involved in its administration. Folk Shule supporters were supporters of the radical left of socialism who desired Yiddish instruction along with Hebrew. It was a secular school where classics were read, poems recited, choirs organized and plays presented. Financial difficulties ultimately weakened the Folk Shule. In 1935 or 1936 the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board assumed the institution’s assets and liabilities together with the services of Frank Malamuth.
Acquisition Source
Concert programmes donated by Sam Petegorsky, fall 2002.
Notes
Jewish Folk Shule history taken from Hugo Levendel photocopied letters to Rabbi Lifschutz, July 15, 1954 and August 3, 1954. The school has also been referenced to as "Yehoash Folk's Shule" or "Yehoash Folk Shule."
Related Material
Related material in the Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds, Hugo Levendel fonds, and David Slover fonds (The Hazomir Program).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Hillel Academy of Ottawa fonds = Ottawa Jewish Community School fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80547
Collection
Hillel Academy of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Fonds No.
E0003
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of yearbooks (1995/96; 1998/99; 1999/2000; 2002/03; 2003/04; 2004/05; 2005/06; 2007/08); Photographs: Hillel Academy P.T.A Desert Classic Golf Tournemnet; A pamphlet entitled, "Why Choose Hillel Academy?"; Hillel Academy 2004 Auction program; 2012 Year-End Report (computer print-o…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hillel Academy of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of yearbooks (1995/96; 1998/99; 1999/2000; 2002/03; 2003/04; 2004/05; 2005/06; 2007/08); Photographs: Hillel Academy P.T.A Desert Classic Golf Tournemnet; A pamphlet entitled, "Why Choose Hillel Academy?"; Hillel Academy 2004 Auction program; 2012 Year-End Report (computer print-out); E-mail print-out from Carolyn Myre regarding the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board name change to Hillel Academy of Ottawa - May, 2003; Various photocopies of Ottawa Jewish Bulletin aricles mentioning Hillel Academy; A tribute dinner program from Hillel Academy honouring Liz and Arnie Vered - May 15, 2001; 60th Anniversary booklet entitled "Congratulations on 60 Years of Academic Excellence" - 2007; A computer print-out of a letter from the Board and Administration of Hillel Academy to its board members thanking them for a donation of $5000; A loose, computer print-out of a 2011/12 Parent Handbook; An envelope of photographs from the Hillel Academy Honours Ottawa Jewish War Veterans evening - Thursday, May 29, 2003; A booklet from the Hillel Academy Honours Ottawa Jewish War Veterans evening - Thursday, May 29, 2003; A pamphlet entitled, "Ottawa Jewish Community School - A trilingual school of excellence, grades one to five."
Fonds No.
E0003
Storage Location
vault
History Biographical
Hillel Academy of Ottawa started out as the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. This name change became effective March 17, 2003. The academy is located at 31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa. The school began in 1949 and was initially called the Ottawa Hebrew Day School. Hillel Academy continues to be dedicated “to the world of learning and Jewish tradition”. It is the largest educational beneficiary of the Ottawa United Jewish Appeal. Classes are provided for kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Programs are offered in English, French and Hebrew.
Notes
1. At some point Hillel Academy was renamed as the Ottawa Jewish Community School - unsure of when this happened. This fond needs the following updates: box lists, history/bio. (Note made by Archivist, 2015).
Related Material
Related material in the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board fonds and Fuzzy Zinman Teitelbaum fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Jewish National Fund

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn47273
Collection
Congregation Chevra Shaas Adath Jeshurun Chaverim Kol Yisrael
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
I0104; MB 18-03-16
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Congregation Chevra Shaas Adath Jeshurun Chaverim Kol Yisrael
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1979
Fonds No.
I0104
File No.
MB 18-03-16
Subjects
Jewish National Fund
Places
Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Jewish National Fund

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn68009
Collection
Federation CJA Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1001; 2.8; 00313
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Federation CJA Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
1952-1964
Fonds No.
1001
Series No.
2.8
File No.
00313
Storage Location
Bay 1
Ctn. 029
Language
English
Subjects
Federation CJA
Jewish National Fund
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish National Fund

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn57823
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; CA; CA-57-557
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1972
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
CA
File No.
CA-57-557
Subjects
Jewish National Fund
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Jewish Archives fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80379
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Archives fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual material, 38 photographs
Fonds No.
O0040
Scope and Content
In 2003, students from Carleton University's, College of Humanities, Jewish Studies Program and the Ottawa Jewish Archives conducted an Oral History Project which resulted in 25 audio cassette recorded interviews. Biographical information and transcripts of the interviews are available. Audio casse…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Archives fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual material, 38 photographs
Scope and Content
In 2003, students from Carleton University's, College of Humanities, Jewish Studies Program and the Ottawa Jewish Archives conducted an Oral History Project which resulted in 25 audio cassette recorded interviews. Biographical information and transcripts of the interviews are available. Audio cassette summaries are in the database under the Carleton University College of the Humanities, Jewish Studies Program fonds. Series: Ottawa Jewish Archives Thesis collection - A small collection of theses written with information stemming from the Archives. They are located in the filing cabinet in the Research Room. Folder in filing cabinet consists of assorted newspaper articles, clippings, and a program.
Date
1998-2002
Fonds No.
O0040
History Biographical
The Ottawa Jewish Archives (OJA) began in a very small space in the old Jewish Community Centre, 151 Chapel Street, where important documents were saved, early photographs copied, and oral histories recorded on audio cassette. It reached full operation by the late 1970's when the archives received enlarged space on the second floor of the Centre in a former classroom. The Archives’ growth also came from the guidance and vitality of the first archivist, Shirley Berman, who retired in the fall of 1998. The Ottawa Jewish Archives originally operated as a branch of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society with some support from the Vaad Ha'ir. In 1997 conversation between the OJHS and Vaad concerning the need for the archives to became an independent operation separate from the Historical Society so it may fulfill its intended purpose. In 1998 the OJA became independent of the OJHS and was to become the financial responsibility of the Vaad at the end of the transition period in 2001. With the interest and support of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society, Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir, Ontario Association of Archivists, and a very loyal group of volunteers, the OJA has been able to expand, publicize its activities and gradually organize the holdings according to archival standards. On October 18, 1998 the OJA opened in its new location in the Soloway Jewish Community Centre in the Joseph and Rose Ages Family Building in the west end of Ottawa. The new archival facilities are modern with moveable shelving within a temperature and humidity controlled vault. Archivists: Shirley Berman 1969-1998 (29 years) Dawn Logan 1999-2008 (9 years) Marcia Rak (Assistant Archivist) 1999-2007 (8 years) Laurie Dougherty (Assistant Archivist) 2007-2008 (1 year) Laurie Dougherty 2009-2012 (3 years) Emily Leonoff 2012-2014 (2 years) Saara Mortensen 2014-2018 (4 years) Zoe Thrumston 2018- 2019 (1 year) Teigan Goldsmith 2019 - Present
Notes
1. In Summer, 2014, Shirley Berman apparently made extra notes concerning the history of the Archives in the white Box List binder in the Workroom that should be inscribed in this record. 2. Located in individual organizations section of file cabinet in workroom.
Related Material
1. See Carleton University. College of the Humanities. Jewish Studies Program fonds 2. See Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80408
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
O0041
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a complete run of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin in individual editions; 20 silver original microfilm reels, 1937-2002; 20 diazo duplicate reels, 1937 - 2002, Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review by Young Israel Synagogue; Vol. 1, no. 1 (see 4-720); and photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a complete run of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin in individual editions; 20 silver original microfilm reels, 1937-2002; 20 diazo duplicate reels, 1937 - 2002, Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review by Young Israel Synagogue; Vol. 1, no. 1 (see 4-720); and photographs.
Date
1937 -
Fonds No.
O0041
History Biographical
The first issue of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was published on October 22, 1937. In its early days, the Bulletin was a four page publication published every Friday and roughly 800 copies were mailed out to the Jewish community which numbered approximately 3500 people. The paper became the voice of the Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir and the community's leaders and organizations, and was sponsored and produced by the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir. For its first 43 years, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was free of charge and mailed to local households with the help of students of the local "cheder" who helped address envelopes. Initially the paper was put together by Harry Goldman, the first Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir secretary with community Rabbi William Margolis and founding editor Myer K. Epstein. Subsequently, local Rabbis Oscar Fasman and Simon Eckstein and Hy Hochberg, the first Executive Director of the Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir, worked in editorial capacities into the early 1970's. In 1974, Joseph Peimer was hired as the Bulletin's first professional editor. That same year, the Bulletin merged with the Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review, a publication of Congregation Young Israel of Ottawa and was renamed the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review. Prior to this merger, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin focused “on local Jewish news while the Digest and Review concentrated on Israeli and world Jewish news.” In 1993, the paper reverted to its original name; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. Bulletin editors include: Gaye Applebaum (1976-1977), Nancy Zalman (1978-1979), and Jeff Bien (1979-1980), Cynthia Engle (1980-1992), Myra Aronson (1992-2001), Barry Fishman (2001-2008), and Michael Regenstreif, who began as assistant editor in 2007 and took over as editor in 2008. In 1995 the Bulletin took a big technological leap hiring Brenda Van Vliet (1995-2017) as production manager and transformed from cut and paste production to computerized layout and in-house design of ads. Patti Moran is the current production consultant for the Bulletin. The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin is a prize winning publication that has received numerous commendations including the Gold Award for best newspaper with advertisements presented by the Council of Jewish Federation in 1993. In 2017, thanks to the guiding force of Ottawa Jewish Archives archivist Saara Mortensen who secured grants from the City of Ottawa Heritage Program and the Ottawa Jewish Heritage Society, all editions of the Bulletin were digitized and made universally accessible online. The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin closed on January 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notes
1. In 2000, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was digitized through an initiative of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society from the microfilm copy. Digitization (from the originals) and online web hosting by the Internet Archive Canada will be carried out in 2016 through an initiative directed by Archivist Saara Mortensen (project funded by the City of Ottawa Heritage funding Program 2016 and the OJHS). 2. Issues are received as published and currently 19 issues are published annually. 3. Early history from L. Harry Goldman, late of Fredericton, New Brunswick interview, July, 1995. 4. 1 box (microfilm master) of OJB's from 1937 to 2000 is stored off-site with past Archivist Shirley Berman.
Related Material
December 11, 2017; OJB article: Ottawa Jewish Bulletin celebrates 80 years of publication. p.25-33.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80410
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2m of records, plans and photographs
Fonds No.
O0042
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, reports, site development planning records and plans for the new Jewish cemetery, Osgoode township; and some inventories, plans, correspondence, minutes and rules and regulations for the first cemetery. File List: 1. Inventories. - 1896 - 1939. - 1 file…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Cemeteries fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2m of records, plans and photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, reports, site development planning records and plans for the new Jewish cemetery, Osgoode township; and some inventories, plans, correspondence, minutes and rules and regulations for the first cemetery. File List: 1. Inventories. - 1896 - 1939. - 1 file Partial lists of plot owners, death dates and names of deceased. 2. Cemetery Deeds. - 194?. - 1 file Cemetery deeds for plot owners from the Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Sons of Jacob Congregation. Also an offer to purchase a cemetery plot. Sample copies available. 3. Plans. - 1942 - 1990. - 15 rolled in tubes, some folded in files. A. Cemetery for Gloucester Township (Bank Street): - Plan showing subdivision for purposes of a cemetery, December 15, 1942 by N. B. Mac Rostie - Plan showing part of N 1/2 Lot 7, concession 4, Township of Gloucester for Jewish cemetery, Nov. 20, 1950 by Mac Rostie & Associates. - Ottawa Jewish community cemetery by Mac Rostie & Associates, August 3, 1951. - Plan showing part of Lot 8, concession 4, Township of Gloucester, August 24, 1960. - Plan showing names on lots (part of plan missing) - Ottawa Jewish Cemetery [comprehensive plan] prepared by I. Shinder, May 1988, with additions, May 1994. B. Plans for new cemetery, Osgoode Township include: - Reference plan of survey of part E 1/2, lot 15, concession. 3, township of Osgoode, 1973. - Proposed cemetery [Osgoode Township], part 1, lot 15, concession 3, rough outline, 1975? - Development area plan by D. W. Graham and Associates Ltd., August 1975, approved by Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations, April 15, 1976. - Development area one: layout plan, by D. W. Graham and Associates, August 1975, approved by Ontario Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations, July 15, 1976. - Congregation plans, by D. W. Graham and Associates: Section SA: Agudath Israel: 1270 plots Section SB: Beth Shalom: 1269 plots Section SC: Machzikei Hadas: 1247 plots Section SD: Young Israel of Ottawa: 1236 plots Section SE: Temple Israel: 1257 plots - Landscape concept plans by D. W. Graham and Associates: 6 plans for gates, botanical plants, tree plantings - Directions to new Jewish cemetery, Herbert Corners, 1976. - Site plan & details of well & high life pumps by Oliver Mangione McCalla & Associates Ltd., February 1977. - Irrigation plan for Agudath Israel section, 1990. 4. Minutes. - 1970 - 1991. - 1 file Minutes of the Cemetery Committee for Jewish Community Cemetery and agendas for meetings of the New Jewish Community Cemetery. 5. Memorandum of agreement. - 1943-1976 - 1 file. Memorandum of agreement among the congregations of Agudath Israel, Beth Shalom, Machzikei Hadas, Young Israel Of Ottawa, Temple Israel and the New Jewish Community Cemetery of Ottawa, Inc. Also guidelines, rules and regulations adopted by earlier cemetery committees. 6. Financial records. - 1950 - 1954, 1976. - 1 file. Statements of receipts and disbursements for 1950 - 1954, 1976, partial financial information for other years including prices of cemetery plot. 7. Correspondence. - 1966 - 1995 . - 5 cm. Files contain original letters received and copies of outgoing letters from committee chairmen, including Israel Shinder’s 1995 correspondence. Correspondence concerning the development of the new Jewish cemetery, including some statements of accounts between 1973 and 1977 is filed separately. 8. Government regulations. - 1966 - 1982. - 1 file Ontario regulations for requirements of the Cemeteries Act and Gloucester Township fence regulations. 9. Reports. - 1968, 1973 - 1979. - 1 file. Reports on the development of the New Jewish Cemetery, vandalism and Agudath Congregation cemetery representative, Henry Pass. 10. Memorial Service program. - 1971, 1979. - 1 file. Order of service for annual memorial service, Jewish Community, Metcalfe Highway. 11. Agreements of Purchase and Sale. - 1974 - 1 file File contains agreements for purchase of Osgoode site for new cemetery, lists of vacant lands examined and agreement of purchase and sale of M & M Florist, Highway #31, Township of Gloucester 12. Site Development Planning. - 1975 - 1976. - 1 file File contains development proposal for new cemetery by D. W. Graham & Associates Ltd. with fees; work progress report; tenders for gates; notes of the cemetery committee; budget for development; specifications for repairs to irrigation system. 13. Consecration exercises. - 1976. - 3 pages. Item is a program of consecration exercises and an inaugural speech for the new cemetery. 14. Clippings, 1976, 1985- 1986. - 1 file. Clippings from the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and review about the consecration of the New Jewish Community Cemetery. 15. Photographs. - 1975, 1977. - 11 b&w; 18 colour. Snapshots (without negatives) of Montreal cemeteries viewed by Search Committee, memorial service, Gloucester township and tree planting, new cemetery, Osgoode township. 16. Halachic rulings. - 1987. - 1 file. Rabbinical rulings about reinterment of human remains and documents for one request. 17. Death and Judaism. - 1989. - 1 item. Item is a Guide for death and burial in Adath Shalom congregation newsletter, May/June 1989. 18. Deed. - 1994. - 1 item. Item is a deed of purchase for first plot of cemetery land, dated May 18, 1893. Photocopy available. 19. Memorial fund. - 19--. - 1 page. Item is a form for making a contribution to a Memorial Fund for the purpose of honouring a deceased person.
Date
1896 - 1995
Fonds No.
O0042
History Biographical
The Jewish cemetery in Gloucester Township, off of the Metcalfe highway, opened in 1893 upon the founding of one of Ottawa's first Jewish congregation, Adath Jeshrun. The establishment, maintenance, and preservation of a Jewish burial ground was one of the central concerns of the congregation’s founders. Abraham Sugarman, John Dover, Abraham Spector and Benjamin Silver acted as trustees for the Congregation of Adath Jeshurun during the initial purchase of land for the purpose of establishing a burial ground. As the congregation, and Ottawa Jewish population, grew it became apparent that the grounds of the original cemetery would need to be expanded. It was during this period that a second congregation, Agudath Achim, was founded. In conjunction with Agudath Achim, the cemetery grounds were enlarged in 1907 under the guidance of Abraham Kert, an Ottawa merchant, acting in trust for the Hebrew United Brethren of Ottawa (Agudath Achim). By 1942 these two congregations were joined by B'nai Jacob and Machzikei Hadas in expanding the cemetery grounds. Responsibility for the allotment and sale of plots rested with each congregation until June 2008. Maintenance, capital expenditures and supervision is undertaken jointly by the Cemetery Committee. By the early 1970's, the need for a new cemetery arose with the congregations of Young Israel and Temple Israel having no sections of their own, along with the Agudath Israel Congregation having only a few plots remaining. The Congregations of Agudath Israel, Beth Shalom, Machzikei Hadas, Temple Israel and Young Israel formed the New Jewish Community Cemetery of Ottawa, Inc. in 1976 for the purpose of developing and administering the new cemetery location in Osgoode Township. Israel Shinder, chairman, and his cemetery committee of Hy Gould, Harry Hecht, Max Sternthall and Norman Tenenbaum provided the leadership. The land was consecrated on Sunday, October 31, 1976. Separate committees operated each cemetery until 2008. Representatives of six Ottawa congregations, and the community-at-large, met in July, 2008 to officially create a new corporation to be known as The Jewish Memorial Gardens. It administers Ottawa’s two Jewish cemeteries on Bank Street and in Osgoode to facilitate funeral arrangements. The board includes three community representatives appointed by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and one representative each from Agudath Israel, Beit Tikvah, Machzikei Hadas, Temple Israel and Young Israel. Beth Shalom is represented by three members on the board for the first five years, by two members for the next five years and then by one member in following years. In December 2008, JMG hired its first executive director, Shelley Fiennes.
Notes
1. Title supplied from conversation with Israel Shinder, April 1994. 2. Acquired from Israel Shinder, 1993 and 2000. 3. No restrictions on access. 4. Other cemetery records located in individual congregation fonds; audio cassette collection under Israel Shinder; and Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir fonds, Standing Committee Series, Cemetery Committee.
Related Material
The following two publications provide a general history of the Jewish Cemeteries in Ottawa: 1. "The New Jewish Cemetery" in Osgoode Township. Prepared by The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1990 ISBN 1-55116-7344 2. "The United Jewish Community Cemetery" (Bank Street), Prepared by The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, 1997 ISBN 0-7779-0099-8
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16826
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Fonds No.
O0041
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a complete run of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin in individual editions; 20 silver original microfilm reels, 1937-2002; 20 diazo duplicate reels, 1937 - 2002, Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review by Young Israel Synagogue; Vol. 1, no. 1 (see 4-720); and photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a complete run of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin in individual editions; 20 silver original microfilm reels, 1937-2002; 20 diazo duplicate reels, 1937 - 2002, Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review by Young Israel Synagogue; Vol. 1, no. 1 (see 4-720); and photographs.
Date
1937 -
Fonds No.
O0041
History Biographical
The first issue of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was published on October 22, 1937. In its early days, the Bulletin was a four page publication published every Friday and roughly 800 copies were mailed out to the Jewish community which numbered approximately 3500 people. The paper became the voice of the Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir and the community's leaders and organizations, and was sponsored and produced by the Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir. For its first 43 years, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was free of charge and mailed to local households with the help of students of the local "cheder" who helped address envelopes. Initially the paper was put together by Harry Goldman, the first Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir secretary with community Rabbi William Margolis and founding editor Myer K. Epstein. Subsequently, local Rabbis Oscar Fasman and Simon Eckstein and Hy Hochberg, the first Executive Director of the Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir, worked in editorial capacities into the early 1970's. In 1974, Joseph Peimer was hired as the Bulletin's first professional editor. That same year, the Bulletin merged with the Ottawa Jewish Digest and Review, a publication of Congregation Young Israel of Ottawa and was renamed the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review. Prior to this merger, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin focused “on local Jewish news while the Digest and Review concentrated on Israeli and world Jewish news.” In 1993, the paper reverted to its original name; Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. Bulletin editors include: Gaye Applebaum (1976-1977), Nancy Zalman (1978-1979), and Jeff Bien (1979-1980), Cynthia Engle (1980-1992), Myra Aronson (1992-2001), Barry Fishman (2001-2008), and Michael Regenstreif, who began as assistant editor in 2007 and took over as editor in 2008. In 1995 the Bulletin took a big technological leap hiring Brenda Van Vliet (1995-2017) as production manager and transformed from cut and paste production to computerized layout and in-house design of ads. Patti Moran is the current production consultant for the Bulletin. The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin is a prize winning publication that has received numerous commendations including the Gold Award for best newspaper with advertisements presented by the Council of Jewish Federation in 1993. In 2017, thanks to the guiding force of Ottawa Jewish Archives archivist Saara Mortensen who secured grants from the City of Ottawa Heritage Program and the Ottawa Jewish Heritage Society, all editions of the Bulletin were digitized and made universally accessible online.
Notes
1. In 2000, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin was digitized through an initiative of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society from the microfilm copy. Digitization (from the originals) and online web hosting by the Internet Archive Canada will be carried out in 2016 through an initiative directed by Archivist Saara Mortensen (project funded by the City of Ottawa Heritage funding Program 2016 and the OJHS). 2. Issues are received as published and currently 19 issues are published annually. 3. Early history from L. Harry Goldman, late of Fredericton, New Brunswick interview, July, 1995. 4. 1 box (microfilm master) of OJB's from 1937 to 2000 is stored off-site with past Archivist Shirley Berman.
Related Material
December 11, 2017; OJB article: Ottawa Jewish Bulletin celebrates 80 years of publication. p.25-33.
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