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Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34138
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
12 metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1256
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the working documents, photographs and ephemera of the Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association, both before and after the merger of the institution. Material covers subject areas such as the general administration, staffing and Board governance of the "Y", the running of spo…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
12 metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the working documents, photographs and ephemera of the Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association, both before and after the merger of the institution. Material covers subject areas such as the general administration, staffing and Board governance of the "Y", the running of sports and fitness, summer camps, arts, leisure and religious programming as well as educational initiatives and special events. These documents take the form of: typed documents, handwritten documents, photographs, playbills, posters and blueprints.
Fonds No.
1256
History Biographical
The Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) and the Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YWHA) were both founded in 1910 to serve the “social, cultural, recreational, physical and intellectual needs” of the Jewish community in Montreal, to quote the Y’s Mission Statement. This community centre has had many locations over the years, including buildings on St. Urbain, Mount Royal and the current location on Westbury Avenue, also known as the Snowdon Y. A second location was opened in Pierrefonds to serve members living in the West Island area. The YMHA and YWHA were amalgamated in 1950 when the new branch opened on Westbury. The YM-YWHA as a recreational organization offers diverse programming and facilities including gyms, a swimming pool, and sports such as wrestling, tennis and baseball. The YM-YWHA also offered musical programs, such as the singing Minstrels and an orchestra, as well as clubs, such as the Duplicate Bridge Club and Public Speaking Club. Tournaments were frequently put on during the Y’s history both for clubs and sporting events. Several education initiatives have taken place as well, including an Evening High School, Friday night lectures for adults and the participation of Montreal Jewish literary legends such as A.M. Klein, who gave lectures and presentations to Y members. Summer day camps have also been an integral part of the Y’s programming, including the popular Y Urban Camp, which began during the 1930s. Over the past 100 years the Y has served as a gathering place for the Montreal Jewish Community, meeting the needs of their members from all walks of life, whether it is immigrants, working-class citizens, or professionals.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Hebrew
Acquisition Source
YM-YWHA
Custodial History
Materials were transfered from the YM-YWHA on Westbury to the JPL
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some Copyright restictions may apply.
Accession No.
10 - 004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn34235
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
27.3 linear metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1061
Scope and Content
General information about the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, but also specific records about different events that occurred in it and/or were organized by it. There are multiple files about plays with detailed descriptions about the budgets, the scripts and the costumes to name a few. Exhibitions’ …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Saidye Bronfman Centre Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
27.3 linear metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
General information about the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, but also specific records about different events that occurred in it and/or were organized by it. There are multiple files about plays with detailed descriptions about the budgets, the scripts and the costumes to name a few. Exhibitions’ explanations are also available to the interest of the public. Festival programs such as Family and Puppet Festival and activities such as Artapalooza are also in the Fonds. Grant proposals, donations by individuals and businesses, overall budgets, renovation information, letters between the centre and other institutions or people related to the centre and its activities, etc.
Fonds No.
1061
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Initially funded by the Bronfman family and named for matriarch Saidye to honor her many years of deep and active interest in the arts and the YM-YWHA, the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts was inaugurated on September 24, 1967 as a non-profit cultural centre for the arts. The centre was home to an art gallery, theatres staging English, French and Yiddish language productions; the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre and the Youth Institute. It also housed the School of Fine Arts where classrooms were established as well as fine arts studios, dance and acting classes. The purpose the Centre was ‘to bring together in the common pursuit of learning and exploration men and women of all ages, religions, races, language or ethnic origins who identify with the mosaic of cultures which make up our province and our country.’ The art gallery was known internationally for its innovative leadership and excellence in contemporary art. Canadian, as well as international artists showed their multi-media exhibitions in the 3 500 square foot gallery. The Saidye Bronfman Centre hosted different shows and plays for older as well as younger audiences. Many plays were shown in the Yiddish Theatre to a larger public. There were also plays for children mostly organized by the Youth Institute which hosted stand-up comedy and activities for a younger audience. Artapalooza which was organized annually was also very popular and children participated heavily in the many activities related to it. The theatres of the SBC played an important role in the Montreal Jewish Community since ‘the Yiddish Theatre and its founder, Dora Wasserman [were] the recipients of many awards in recognition of the essential role they play in preserving the Yiddish language and cultural heritage.’ The School of Fine attracted people who were passionate about painting, photography, jewellery and much more. The School held sculpture symposiums and numerous photographs and painting exhibitions in order to show diverse projects in a myriad of mediums and subjects. It offered courses to approximately 1 000 students, ranging from novice to advanced levels. In the last year of its existence, the Saidye Bronfman Centre went through a major change. According to Kalichman, co-president of the YM-YWHA, a complex series of pressures led to the changes as well as financial issues for the Centre’s three entities; the gallery, the theatre and the School of Fine Arts. These pressures meant that these entities were directly competing for funding. Eventually these pressures led to the closure of the Saidye Bronfman Centre as it was under the administration of the YM-YWHA and the founding of the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts at the ‘Saidye’. The new centre has a new focal point concentrating strictly on performing arts. Because of this, the decision was made to close the School of Fine Arts and to discontinue the art gallery from the Segal Centre.
Language
English
French
Custodial History
The collection came from the Saidye Bronfman Centre and the YM-YWHA.
Access Restriction
Privacy laws may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright laws may apply
Subjects
Saidye Bronfman Centre [Montreal, Quebec].
Renovation
Buildings
Theatrical Productions.
School of Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Youth Institute
Art gallery
Correspondence
Administrative information
Marketing
Publicity
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75016
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
1287
Scope and Content
Collection consists mainly of audio-cassette recordings of oral history interviews done with members of the Montreal Jewish community. Also includes digital recordings.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library Oral History Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Scope and Content
Collection consists mainly of audio-cassette recordings of oral history interviews done with members of the Montreal Jewish community. Also includes digital recordings.
Fonds No.
1287
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
As part of its commitment to documenting the history of Jewish Montreal, and in some cases Jewish communities or families in other areas of Quebec, the Jewish Public Library Archives has preserved a certain number of oral history interviews. The interviews were conducted by various Library personnel or volunteers with individuals from the Jewish Montreal community. Additional interviews will be added over the ensuing years as the JPL Archives has recommitted itself to gathering oral histories whenever possible from community members.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Notes
These interviews do not include recordings of programmes held at the Jewish Public Library. To access these recordings please visit the Jewish Public Library's online catalogue.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bebe Trepman Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75240
Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Fonds No.
1321
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bebe Trepman Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.25 linear metres of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains materials that document Bebe Trepman's role as an educator in Jewish Montreal as well as her involvement with various community organizations such as the Montreal Yiddish Committee.
Date
1925-1985
Fonds No.
1321
Storage Location
4-2D
JPL
Physical Condition
Excellent
History Biographical
Bebe Trepman was a longtime educator in Jewish Montreal, authoring teacher resources and packages for various schools and programmes. She was active in the community, particularly in promotion and preservation of the Yiddish language.
Language
English
Yiddish
Polish
Subjects
Trepman, Bebe
Education - Jews
Education Resource Centre
Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75347
Collection
Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records. - 6 films. - Env. 30 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0247
Scope and Content
Textual records dating from 1918-2007, collected by Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter and her parents Bernard and Neri Bloomfield over the course of their long involvement in Montreal and international Jewish community activities, especially related to Israel and to Zionist organizations in Canada. Organ…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bloomfield family (Neri and Bernard Bloomfield, Evelyn Schachter) - Zionist activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
moving images
graphic material
Physical Description
1.6 metres of textual records. - 6 films. - Env. 30 photographs.
Scope and Content
Textual records dating from 1918-2007, collected by Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter and her parents Bernard and Neri Bloomfield over the course of their long involvement in Montreal and international Jewish community activities, especially related to Israel and to Zionist organizations in Canada. Organizations represented in the collection include: Hadassah-Wizo (early involvement by Neri Bloomfield, and later by her daughter Evelyn), Canadian Zionist Federation, Israel Bonds, JNF, Histadrut-AMAL, Technion University. Canadian Friends of Hebrew University and other university support organizations, as well as Jerusalem 3000 and other projects related to hospitals and schools in Israel. Some family documents and images are also included in the collection, including the earliest dated material found here. There are a few oversize items, including 2 large rolled photographs of Histadrut conventions in New York (early 1950s), a smaller rolled photo of a Histadrut campaign dinner in Montreal in 1948, a large group photograph from Hadassah Wizo in Toronto (1957), a Jewish National Fund blueprint for the Bloomfiield forest in Israel, and a 1970 Conservative Party election poster for Evelyn Bloomfield's brother Harry Bloomfield, during the campaign when he ran against Pierre Elliot Trudeau for the Mount Royal riding. There are 6 reels of 16 mm. film stock of film related to the Bloomfield family's Israel activities or film financing ventures, copied from the Bloomfield collection at the Public Archives of Canada (now LAC).
Date
1918-2007.
Fonds No.
P0247
History Biographical
Neri Bloomfield served as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, was educated in London, and immigrated to Canada in 1941. She was an active volunteer and effective leader and fundraiser in both the Jewish and non Jewish communities for many years. She was a member of the International Board of the Hebrew University, presided respectively over many Canadian organizations and campaigns. Mrs. Bloomfield was the youngest National President of Canadian Hadassah-Wizo (1972-76), the first woman to hold the position of National President of the Canadian Zionist Federation (1984-87), as well as the first female President of the Jewish National Fund of Canada (1988-91). She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of Hapoalim (Canada); the only woman director in the Bank's history. She was actively involved with St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she was awarded an Honourary LL.D. (Doctor of Laws). She was a member of its International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University since 1971, and received an Honorary Ph.D. from there. She was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Technion. Her Canadian involvements included serving as President of the Lady Davis Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital and serving as the Chair of the Canadian celebrations for Jerusalem 3000. (Source: jafi.org - The Jewish Agency for Israel.) Bernard Manfred Bloomfield, business executive, community leader and philanthropist, was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University. He was president of Canadian Manufacturers Sales Company, Israel Continental Oil Co. Ltd., which drilled for oil in Israel from 1954 to 1967, and New Continental Oil Co. of Canada. He was Honorary Consul General, Republic of Korea from 1969 until his death. Bloomfield served on the boards of numerous Jewish organizations and institutions including the Canadian Association for Labour Israel and its Canadian Histadrut Campaign, Jewish National Fund of Canada, 1969-1974, Canadian Technion Society and the Lady Davis Medical Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. He was also active in Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Canada-Israel Maritime League, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada, and the Canada-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Israel. As president of the Eldee Foundation, established by Henrietta Davis, the first wife of Sir Mortimer B. Davis who founded Imperial Tobacco, Bernard and his brother Louis used the proceeds to build 16 of the 65 Amal vocational high schools in Israel. Bloomfield was a Governor of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, the Hebrew University, the Technion, St. Francis Xavier University and the Tel Aviv Museum. He was author of Israel Diary, 1950, an account of his first trip to Israel. He received numerous awards and honours for his community service. Source: National Library and Archives Canada bio, taken from Canadian Who's Who, 1984, p. 121. Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter, daughter of Bernard and Neri Bloomfield, is vice president of the Eldee Foundation. She is deeply involved in numerous Montreal Jewish organizations. Harry Bloomfield, born 1944, is Managing partner of the law firm of Bloomfield & Avocats, and is a philanthropist and businessman.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations :P13/08, MC 32.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Genealogy and Memoir Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75472
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1348
Scope and Content
The collection consists of self or non-published books detailing family lineages, personal and family memoirs, as well as reproduced photographs, diaries, and letters in certain cases.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
The collection consists of self or non-published books detailing family lineages, personal and family memoirs, as well as reproduced photographs, diaries, and letters in certain cases.
Date
c.1940-2013
Fonds No.
1348
Storage Location
JPL
7-1E
History Biographical
This collection was created by JPL Archives staff in 2014 as a means of organizing and promoting the increasing amount of single volume donations of family trees or memoirs.
Language
English
Custodial History
All volumes were donated by various families. See item descriptions for more information.
Subjects
Genealogy
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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My Century

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75473
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
42 p.
Fonds No.
1348; 1348_00001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Genealogy and Memoir Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
42 p.
Other Title Information
A nostalgic journey through memory lane.
Date
1982
Fonds No.
1348
Item No.
1348_00001
Storage Location
JPL
7-1E
Creator
Compiled and published by K.P. Hollander
Language
English
Subjects
Genealogy
Hollander, Klaus Peter
Hollander, Rose (nee Davis)
Hollander family
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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GOLD, Alan

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75972
Collection
GOLD, Alan
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
6.1 metres of textual records. - 40 photographs. - 2 videos.
Fonds No.
P0245
Scope and Content
This collection reflects the everyday work of the Honourable Alan Bernard Gold, an important Quebec figure in his career as lawyer and judge. It also reflects his commitment to numerous professional and community organizations, as well as his passion for and patronage of classical music and reperto…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
GOLD, Alan
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Physical Description
6.1 metres of textual records. - 40 photographs. - 2 videos.
Scope and Content
This collection reflects the everyday work of the Honourable Alan Bernard Gold, an important Quebec figure in his career as lawyer and judge. It also reflects his commitment to numerous professional and community organizations, as well as his passion for and patronage of classical music and repertory theatre. Most of the collection consists of speeches and correspondence. The 6.10 metres of textual records.in the collection include 13 large bound agenda books and 3 published books. The majority of the approximately 135 speeches are arranged together, although some appear in other files. The correspondence is mostly professional. The personal communication consists largely of letters of congratulation from family and friends for various judicial appointments and awards. The collection also includes minutes from various organizations, notes, court judgments, newspaper clippings, published interviews, event programs, event photographs, conference material, and some financial records and published books. There are 40 photographs and 2 VHS videocassettes of television coverage. The files are usually arranged in anti-chronological order.
Date
1985-2005.
Fonds No.
P0245
History Biographical
Due to his negotiating skills, Judge Alan B. Gold (OC, OQ) played an important role during several critical incidents in Quebec and Canadian history. He was involved in many Jewish community organizations as well as in the wider community. Born in Montreal on July 21, 1917, Alan Bernard Gold was the eldest of four children. His immigrant parents instilled in him a strong Jewish faith and identity, which his own son would later credit as the reason for his successful career. He received his B.A. from Queen's University in 1938, followed by his LL.L. in 1941 from Université de Montréal. He was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1942 but served with the Royal Canadian Artillery for the next four years. Upon his return to Montreal, Gold became an active member of the Bar of Quebec. In 1951 he was elected President of the Junior Bar; then in the years immediately following moved on to become a member of the Board of Examiners of the Bar, a founding director and officer of the Legal Aid Bureau and a leading barrister. From 1957 until 1971 he taught at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. In 1959 he was named Queen's Counsel, and in 1961, at the age of forty-four, he received his first judicial appointment, becoming a District Judge. In that capacity he was asked to serve as the first Vice-Chairman of the Quebec Labour Relations Board. In 1965, he was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, and in 1970 he acceded to the post of Chief Judge of that Court (now renamed the Court of Quebec). As Chief Judge he served as President of the Quebec Judicial Council and Chairman of the Conseil du Référendum in 1980. In 1983, Alan Gold was appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec, remaining in this position until 1992. At the time, the Court struggled with severe delays and backlogs. Knowing that "justice delayed is justice denied", Judge Gold was successful in working to improve its efficiency. He saw his role as one of management, and several of his speeches are titled "Le Juge en chef, gestionnaire de la Cour supérieure". After retiring from the Bench in 1992 at the mandatory age of seventy-five, Gold moved on to the field of private-sector dispute resolution as a full-time arbitrator and mediator. He took the position as Senior Counsel to the firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and was the chair of their Department of Alternative Dispute Resolution until his death. Throughout his long career, even while on the Bench, he was "most famed as an arbitrator and mediator" of public sector and para-public sector disputes. He acted in numerous well-known national and provincial cases, most notably involving Canadian ports, railways, airlines, and the Post Office. As an arbitrator he helped avoid a strike by the longshoremen at the Port of Montreal in 1968. In 1990, he negotiated a settlement between the Quebec government and the Mohawk people in the Oka standoff, and in 1993, he negotiated a settlement at Nationair, bringing the 16 month-long Lockout of its Flight Attendants to an end. Also in 1993 he represented the government of Saskatchewan in negotiating a settlement in the wrongful conviction of David Milgaard and reviewed the out-of-court settlement between former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the federal government in Mulroney's anti-defamation suit in the alleged Airbus affair. He served as Chairman of the Bar of Montreal's committee on access to justice in the English language in the judicial district of Montreal whose Report was submitted on March 31, 1995. Among his non-juridical activities, he was Chairman of McGill University, Chancellor of Concordia University and Associate Governor of the University of Montreal. In addition to his dedication to the cause of higher education, he was involved in the arts (Place des Arts, I Musici) and in the Montreal Jewish community (e.g.: Montreal Holocaust Centre, Federation CJA). He was also a founding member of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (USA). Over his career he received numerous honourary degrees, medals and other recognition; notably, in 1995 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995, and an Officer of the L'Ordre National du Québec in 1985. In 1991, he received the Médaille du Barreau du Québec, and in 1997 he was named a member of the Académie des Grands Montréalais for his many contributions to the cultural and social life of the City. Five universities bestowed honourary doctorates upon him, including Yeshiva University in 1987, and in 1996 he was made an Honourary Life Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (USA). In 1992, he was awarded the Canadian Jewish Congress' Samuel Bronfman Medal, and in 1998, he was the recipient of the Tel-Aviv University President's Award. In 1949, he married Lynn Lubin and they had three children: Marc, Nora and Daniel. They were long-time members of Shaare Zedek Congregation in Montreal. He died on May 15, 2005 at the age of eighty-seven. Sources: Abridged biography by Alan Gold, Sept. 2001 (in collection); Recueil bibliographique des membres de l'Ordre national du Québec 1985 and 1997; Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_B._Gold,; http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/Sen/Chamber/381/Debates/061db_2005-05-17-e.htm#12., http://www.droit.umontreal.ca/doctorat/prix_bourses/bourse_alan_b_gold.html.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Marc Gold in May 2010.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P11/13, MC 33.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30236
Collection
Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.1m of textual material and other material
Fonds No.
1022
Scope and Content
This collection consists of office records pertaining to Jewish Junior Welfare League activities, correspondence and material related to these activities, material published or collected by the JJWL, certificates and awards they have received and multiple media material.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.1m of textual material and other material
Scope and Content
This collection consists of office records pertaining to Jewish Junior Welfare League activities, correspondence and material related to these activities, material published or collected by the JJWL, certificates and awards they have received and multiple media material.
Date
1926-1984
Fonds No.
1022
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Jewish Junior Welfare League
History Biographical
The Jewish Junior Welfare League was founded in 1926 by 26 young ladies who were dedicated to the ideal of community service. The league's objective from the start were: A. To train and educate its members as able volunteers. B. To sustain by means of volunteer service and financial assistance a number of worthy projects eeded by the community. C. To keep members enlightened on all issues within the scope of the social, economic and cultural welfare of the community. Projects over the years included volunteering in hospitals, schools & developing recreational programs for young and old, healthy and sick. The league reached its zenith in the 1960s with a membership of 300. By the mid 1970s problems began to beset them, however. Their ranks became depleted as more and more women chose to go to work, and many of the needs they were filling were taken over by government agencies. June 19, 1984 at the annual meeting the decision to disband was taken.
Language
English
Custodial History
Transferred from the Jewish Junior Welfare League.
Notes
The fonds also includes objects. Title based on the content of the collection.
Access Restriction
Some privacy restrictions may apply.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some copyright restrictions may apply.
Accession No.
00-126
Name Access
Jewish Junior Welfare League
Subjects
Volunteers
Women's organizations
Philanthropy
Places
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish People's and Peretz Schools

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30573
Collection
Jewish People's and Peretz Schools Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5.1 metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1024
Scope and Content
The series consists of: minutes of meetings; records related to history, campaigns and building development; financial records; school programs; files relating to different stakeholders (teachers, students, and parents); files relating to the Concert Society; publications; correspondence; files rel…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish People's and Peretz Schools Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5.1 metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
The series consists of: minutes of meetings; records related to history, campaigns and building development; financial records; school programs; files relating to different stakeholders (teachers, students, and parents); files relating to the Concert Society; publications; correspondence; files relating to Bialik High School; JPPS publicity; records from the Office of the Principal; and audio visual collection. The form of the records consists primary of textual records with some photographs, items, and audio visual material. The series consists of fourteen subseries, organized by subject.
Date
1924-2006
Fonds No.
1024
History Biographical
The Jewish People’s Schools & Peretz Schools (JPPS) was formed through the merger of the two schools in 1971. At the time of the merger, the Jewish People’s Schools student population was 865, while the Jewish Peretz Schools was 260. The merger amalgamated all aspects of the schools including budget, finance, pensions, administration, education goals and philosophy. The union of the schools was a difficult process. One of the more pressing needs for the merger was the financial difficulties of the Jewish Peretz Schools, including the inability to honour teachers’ wages and a debt totalling $250,000. The education goals and philosophy of JPPS includes the need to instil in students the importance of a Jewish studies program (the study of Yiddish and Hebrew, and Jewish history); an attachment and a sense of responsibility to the State of Israel and its people; and a sense of general social justice. Once the schools were united, JPPS was able to pursue the goal of creating a day high school. Bialik High School was founded in 1972. In 1984, Bialik High School was moved to 6500 Kildare Road, where it is currently located. This school system as a whole is commonly known as JPPS-Bialik. By 1984, JPPS elementary consisted of two campuses: Van Horne and Cote St-Luc. In 2004, JPPS/Bialik made the controversial move to merge these two elementary campuses. The pressure to merge was partially due to an influx of immigrants from the former Soviet Union (who generally could not speak English or French), adding considerable strain to the Cote St-Luc campus. As a result, the Cote St-Luc location was closed. JPPS elementary is now located at 5170 Van Horne Avenue. That same year, the JPPS celebrated its 90th anniversary. The JPPS is funded by enrolment tuition and fees, provincial government grants, the Federation CJA, fundraising campaigns, and private contributions. Important student events organized by the JPPS consist of the JPPS Music Festival, the Concert Society’s Annual Concert, and the Bialik Festival of the Arts and the organization of student trips to Israel. JPPS also runs a Children's Centre, located at 7950 Wavell Road.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Arrangement
This fonds was arranged intellectually and physically following the principle of original order. The fonds is based on the records created at the merging of the two schools to create the Jewish Peoples' Schools and Peretz Schools in 1971. For records of the individual schools, please see their individual archival collections.
Access Restriction
Some student records may be restricted for privacy reasons.
Related Material
Jewish Peretz Schools Fonds
Jewish Peoples' Schools Fonds
Subjects
Jewish People's Schools and Peretz Schools
Education, Elementary
Education - Jews
Children - Jewish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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