1. Front sitting: Sol Gunner. First Row: Estelle Gunner, Deanna Silverman, Irma Choen, Sylvia Bronsther. Second Row: Sonja Kosten, Flo Morgan, Dod Bronstein, Bunny Cogan, Ann Bernick. Back Row: Ron Kesten, Bev Feinstein, Allan Rackow (?), Ed Cohen, Sherwin Lyman, Phylllis Rackow, Estelle Melzer, Bert Bronsther, Paula Polisuk, Amnon Paher. Far Back: Saul Silverman, Joel Morgan, Ken Mozersky.
Information Meetings 2000 - 2002;
General Minutes 2000 - 2007;
Board Minutes 2000-2007;
Executive Committee Minutes 2000-2007 (restricted for 5 years from creation);
Finance Committee 2001 -
Membership 2000 - 2008;
Correspondence 2002 - 2003;
Financial Reports 2001 -
Position Paper on relationship with OCSCO;
Position Paper on relationship with SJCC;
Position Paper on relationship with OJF;
Application for Charitable Status;
Housing Project 2001-2004 (some files restricted);
Program Guides 2000 - 2015;
Verse Tribute to founders of AJA 50+;
AJA 50+ Celebrating 10 years DVD (from gala May 2011);
Brochures and Flyers
Newsletter 2000 - 2009;
Box 3: Series: Creative Connections
Creative Connections Steering Committee 2002 -
Creative Connections Programs 2002 -
Creative Connections Financial - 2002 -
(financial records restricted for 25 years from date of creation)
Box 4: Series: Housing Project
Housing Project 2005 (Overview);
Minutes: Ad-Hoc Housing and Steering Committees: 2004 - 2005, 2006 - 2007;
Reports: to AJA 50+ Housing report to AGM, May 31, 2004; City of Ottawa, July 2005; JFSA, September 15, 2005; Kehilla Housing Program, August 16, 2005; B'nai Brith, Montreal, August 24, 2005;
Federation/AJA 50+ Housing Committee, November 8, 2005 - March 2007;
Drafts Preceding 2005 Housing report;
Originals of Housing Report 2005 Final Copy;
Correspondence: Emails July 2005 - March 3, 2007;
AJA 50+ Survey Fall 2001; Projected Membership Levels 2011 and 2021;
Housing Background: Studies and Documents;
Ottawa Seniors: Demographics and Census;
Ottawa Housing Partnership;
Multi-Faith Housing Initiative 2006;
City of Ottawa training Sessions on Affordable Housing, 2005, and Consultations, 2007;
Ottawa Affordable Housing Unit, 2005;
Background: Housing, City of Ottawa;
Senior Services: Province of Ontario;
Canadian Mortgages and Housing Corporation;
News Clippings and Articles, 2005 - 2006;
Notes on various Retirement Homes;
Folders: Baycrest, Toronto; B'nai Brith, Montreal; Circle of Care (Habayit Shelanu), Toronto; Hillel Lodge, Ottawa; Kehilla Housing Initiative, Toronto
Series: Loose Photographs:
AJA 50 + Creative Connections - There are almost twenty photographs of various Creative Connections events. [4-742] - Home of Miriam Leviton (?), June 24, 2003.
AJA 50+ Aboriginal Experience - Fall, 2002 - [4-743]
AJA 50+ Bird watching - June 22, 2003 - [4-744]. People are identified on verso of photographs
AJA 50+ - Registration Day - SJCC - Adrienne Pakandel-Powell - September 3, 2002 - [4-745]
AJA 50+ Current Events - Fall, 2004 - Individuals are named on the back of the photograph - [4-746].
AJA 50+ Airport Tour - June 27, 2004 - Front sitting: Sol Gunner. First Row: Estelle Gunner, Deanna Silverman, Irma Choen, Sylvia Bronsther. Second Row: Sonja Kosten, Flo Morgan, Dod Bronstein, Bunny Cogan, Ann Bernick. Back Row: Ron Kesten, Bev Feinstein, Allan Rackow (?), Ed Cohen, Sherwin Lyman, Phylllis Rackow, Estelle Melzer, Bert Bronsther, Paula Polisuk, Amnon Paher. Far Back: Saul Silverman, Joel Morgan, Ken Mozersky - [7-747].
AJA 50+ VIP Brunch - Fall 2002 - [4-748]
AJA 50+ Herb Garder Tour - Old Almonte Road - August 20, 2002 - [4-749].
AJA 50+ Experimental Farm Tour - [4-750].
AJA 50+ Shavuot Cheesecake Bake-off - Adrienne Paknadel-Powell, Brenda Wolf, R. Leviton - [4-751]
AJA 50+ Purim Party 2004 - A small stack of photos - Left to Right: Bess Rosenberg, Sylvia Bronsther, Lea Kalin, Pearl Greenberg - [4-752].
AJA 50+ - On Display - A large assortment of photos of arts and crafts display - [4-753]
AJA 50+ Passover Seminar - Ruth Levinson, Sandy Bennett, Fran Ross - March 27, 2001 - [4-754]
AJA 50+ Jews in Music - Front Row: Gordon Spergel, Ernie Brodo, Yvonne Mar, Jack Berman. Back Row: Sherwin Lyman, Roslyn Frankl, Shirley Winer, Al Winer, Ed Cohen, Irma Cohen, Sarah Klein, Ruth Karp, Arthur Max - May, 2004.
AJA 50+ Who Want's to be a Billionaire? - Laurence Wall as MC - November 15, 2003 - [4-756]
AJA 50+ Gatineau Preservation Centre tour - Diane Tannenbaum, Ruth Nadler, Sheela Morin, Si Morin (behind), Florence Antecol, Eleanor Bocian, Estelle Gunner, Anne Huss, Rhode Zaitlin, Bernie Zaitlin.
AJA 50+ All That Jazz - Sol Gunner and Friends at the SJCC - August 11, 2005 - [4-758]
AJA 50+ Golf Group - Front Row: Phyllis Rackow, Cecily Bergman, Lana Cviensky-Fodoor. Second Row: Etta Karp, Elaine Wolfish, Henry Bloom, Joan Bloom, Rhoda Blevis, Al Malomet, Lou Levy. Third Row: Audrey Levy, Harry Liner. Back Row: Ruth Karp, John Miller, Ros Raskin, Lee Raskin, unidentified, Diana Malomet, Bert Blevis - September, 2003 - [4-759]
AJA 50+ Strawberry Social - Gloria Goldberg, Albert and Shirley Winer, Ann Bernite (?), June Davis (?) - June 2003 - [4-760]
AJA 50+ Annual General Meetings - Various images - [4-762]
AJA 50+ Registration Day - Japanese Tea Ceremony - [4-763]
AJA 50+ Passover Cooking Demo - At Estelle Gunner's home. Sandy Bennett, Bev Grostein, Miriam Bloom Rabinovitch, Estelle Weiss - [4-764].
AJA 50+ Chanukkah Party - At Central Park Lodge. Sol Gunner on violin, Fuzzy Teitelbaum on mic - [4-765].
AJA 50+ United Jewish Appeal Walk-a-thon - Ken Kavanat, Rhoda Blevis, Bert Blevis, Ruth Levitan, Ron Levitan, Estelle Gunner, Ben Feinstein - [4-766].
A CD of digital images from various events from 2001 to 2009. The images are from events listed above - [4-767].
AJA 50 + began in the year 2000 as an independent organization designed to enhance the quality of life for Ottawa's Jewish adults age fifty years or older. Objectives include creating an atmosphere which encourages a positive attitude towards aging; promoting independence and superior quality of life for Jewish adults; providing social, recreational, educational and health-related programming; advocating for services, and coordinating volunteers in the planning and rendering of programs.
The organization is designed to be non-profit and members pay a small membership fee.
The first chairperson was Ruth Levitan with an Executive Committee that included Bert Blevis, Cecily Bregman, Estelle Gunner and Teena Hendelman.
Estelle Gunner, Ruth Levitan, Ozzie Silverman.
1. Board and Executive minutes, financial records, draft by-laws donated by Estelle Gunner, February 28, 2005.
2. Other material donated by Ruth Levitan, November 2006.
3. Board and Executive minutes, 2003-2006, Program Guides, 2000-2008, Newsletters donated by Estelle Gunner, winter 2007.
4. Estelle re-organized files to integrate donation from immediate past - secretary in July 2009.
5. Ozzie Silverman donated Housing Study material found in Box 4 in September 2010.
6. Restrictions agreed upon by LD and Estelle Gunner February 2011.
7. DVD produced for 10th Anniversary Gala can be played on library computer.
8. In regards to the loose photographs of AJA activites, there are approximately 75 and only one photo from each event has been scanned as a representative.
Executive Minute files resctricted for 5 years from date of creation.