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Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association

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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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MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE

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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds No.
MHMC-01
Scope and Content
The MHMC acquires and preserves artefacts, documents and testimonies of Holocaust witnesses for study, reference, and presentation to the public, together with information about them. The Museum collection holds more than 9,700 items consisting of over 4,800 textual records (including 2,000 items o…
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
The MHMC acquires and preserves artefacts, documents and testimonies of Holocaust witnesses for study, reference, and presentation to the public, together with information about them. The Museum collection holds more than 9,700 items consisting of over 4,800 textual records (including 2,000 items of correspondence), 3,400 graphic material items (including 3,000 photographs) and 1,500 objects related to the history of the Holocaust. Among the objects collected are personal objects, household items, ceremonial artefacts, currency and artworks created before and during the Second World War. The majority of these objects is directly linked to personal stories and therefore has a unique value. The items in collection originate from over 60 different countries and are written in 30 different languages. The collection also comprises over 3,000 hours of video interviews representing the life stories of 500 Holocaust survivors interviewed by the MHMC. Materials in the MHMC Collection illustrate and document the prewar life of communities that were persecuted by the Nazi party (National Socialist German Workers' Party or NSDAP) regime; the crimes of the NSDAP regime and its collaborators; the world's response to the NSDAP regime and its occupation of Europe and the experience of Holocaust victims including resistance, rescue, and life in hiding. The Collection also holds items recording the experience of Holocaust survivors after Liberation, such as the postwar resettlement experience (Displaced Persons' camp), the re-emergence of Jewish life after the war and immigration of Holocaust survivors to Canada directly after the war and the pursuit of justice through war crimes trials.
Date
[1700-2008].
Fonds No.
MHMC-01
History Biographical
The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre was founded in 1979 by a group of Holocaust survivors and other members of the Montreal Jewish community. The first objects, documents and photographs which were to form the basis of the collection were donated by Holocaust survivors living in Montreal. The MHMC museum was opened in 1979 to the public in the Federation CJA building on Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road and soon reached schools and other groups with temporary exhibitions and survivor testimony. In 1991, the Centre was incorporated under federal jurisdiction. In 2001, the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications recognized the Centre as a museum institution. In June 2003, following a period of renovations and extension, the new permanent exhibition of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Museum was inaugurated by Canada's Prime Minister and the Premier of Quebec. The MHMC Museum is open to the public year-round and presents over 380 artefacts in its permanent exhibition. The Museum now reaches over 15,500 visitors each year, as well as many thousands other participants through educational events and pedagogical tools. The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the Holocaust, while sensitizing the public to the universal perils of antisemitism, racism, hate and indifference. Through its Museum, its commemorative programs and educational initiatives, the Centre promotes respect for diversity and the sanctity of human life.
Notes
General note :The Collection is documented according to the Info-Muse Network documentation system based on standards proposed by the Canadian Heritage Information Network.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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SIVAK, Max : Labour Zionist Alliance leader, Montreal.

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Collection
SIVAK, Max : Labour Zionist Alliance leader, Montreal.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 12 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0239
Scope and Content
Binder of newsclippings, correspondence and photographs pertaining to the experiences of donor?s father Max Sivak in the Labour Zionist movement in Montreal, 1964-1995. Most of the material is in Yiddish. Also a family portrait photograph , circa 1945. English letters to the editor, biographical in…
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Collection
SIVAK, Max : Labour Zionist Alliance leader, Montreal.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Env. 0.03 metres of textual records. - 12 photographs.
Scope and Content
Binder of newsclippings, correspondence and photographs pertaining to the experiences of donor?s father Max Sivak in the Labour Zionist movement in Montreal, 1964-1995. Most of the material is in Yiddish. Also a family portrait photograph , circa 1945. English letters to the editor, biographical information, and 2 photos of Labour Zionist events.
Date
[1950]-1995.
Fonds No.
P0239
History Biographical
Max (Motel) Sivak was born in June 1909. Max Sivak and his family arrived in Montreal in 1923 as Jewish WWI refugees from the Ukraine. Having already joined the Hashomer Hatzair Movement at the age of eleven, at eighteen he became part of a hachshara settlement in Western Canada, and at 22 joined a Kibbutz in mandate Eretz Yisrael. While in Israel, he married Chienka Levine, who he had met as a teenager in Montreal. Chienka, who was an ardent Labour Zionist as well, had come to Canada with her family in the 1920s and made aliyah to Israel a year after Max. They returned to Montreal shortly before WWII with their daughter Miriam, and their family was completed a few years later by the birth of their son Jacob. In 1944, Sivak joined the Zhitlovsky branch of the Farband Labour Zionist Alliance. As LZA chairman he was delegate to several plenary assemblies of Canadian Jewish Congress and was elected several times to the executive of CJC, Quebec Region. After Chienka Sivak died in 1997, Max Sivak moved to Toronto, where he died in 2002 at the age of 93
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Jake Sivak on Dec. 15 and 24, 2010
Notes
P10/21.Yiddish and English.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds

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Collection
Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, B&W photographs
Fonds No.
O0010
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Administrative and Financial Documents. It also contains documents pertaining to events organized by the Mizrachi Chapter. The Life Story of Rabbinat Sarah Herzog; News of Ottawa Chapter meeting - 1964; Minutes - 1972; National: Proposed resolutions presented at the 25th Nation…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Emunah Women of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of textual records, B&W photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Administrative and Financial Documents. It also contains documents pertaining to events organized by the Mizrachi Chapter. The Life Story of Rabbinat Sarah Herzog; News of Ottawa Chapter meeting - 1964; Minutes - 1972; National: Proposed resolutions presented at the 25th National Convention - Nov 24-26 1974; Constitution - May 1984; Fourth World Convention documents - 1990; National: 30th National Convention - March 1992; National: 32nd National Convention - Apr 25-26 41999; National: 32nd National Convention - 1999; Finance: Receipts - 1972, 1977; Finance: Statement of receipts and disbursements of Mizrachi - Aug 1991; Correspondence - 1940-1941, 1999; Correspondence - 1982-1997; Annual Souvenir Journal - 1949, 1950; Annual Calendars - 1985-1988; Annual Souvenir Journal and Calendar - 1989, 1991; Programs - 1946-1949; Invitations: 1952-1957, 1978, 1999; Mothers in Israel: Tea invitations, programs - 1977-1979; Programs: 50th Anniversary Gala - 1999; Mothers in Israel: programs - 1999-2013; Mizrachi Brochures, Workshop Materials - 1978-1982; The Emunah Woman, Emunah Kol - 1986, 1989, 1991-1992; Newsletters - 1989, 1991; Goals and Accomplishments of the Emunah women of Ottawa; Photographs: Groups photo of Ottawa Chapter;
Date
1907 - 2013 with gaps
Fonds No.
O0010
History Biographical
The first chapter in Ottawa was organized in 1940 by Mrs I. I. Lieff under the name Mizrachi Women’s Organization of Ottawa. Mrs F. Rochlan became president of the first Ottawa chapter. Mrs. Hy Bessin was a later president. The chapter supported religious Zionism by contributing to a network of religious, social service and educational institutions in Israel.
Notes
1. Formerly called Mizrachi Women’s Council of Ottawa. 2. Organizational history taken from Canadian Jewish reference book and directory, 1963. 3. There are many gaps in the records for the time period 1960s and 1980-1998. 4. Donated by various individuals, including Elaine Brodsky.
Related Material
Related material of Mizrachi Women’s Council of Ottawa annual reports in Ottawa Vaad Ha’Ir fonds. Minutes series. Annual reports, l950's.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Women’s ORT fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Women’s ORT fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records ; 35 photographs ; 2 objects
Fonds No.
O0049
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by the organization in Ottawa, as well as National and International ORT offices. Records are organized into the following series: Series 1 : Minutes and Reports; Series 2 : Constitution; Series 3 : Correspondence; Series 4 : Publicity; Series 5 : Membership; Serie…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Women’s ORT fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
textual records ; 35 photographs ; 2 objects
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created by the organization in Ottawa, as well as National and International ORT offices. Records are organized into the following series: Series 1 : Minutes and Reports; Series 2 : Constitution; Series 3 : Correspondence; Series 4 : Publicity; Series 5 : Membership; Series 6 : Programs; Series 7 : financial; Series 8 : Photographs and Artifacts.
Date
1948 - 2001
Fonds No.
O0049
Storage Location
C.1.1
C.1.2
C.1.3
C.1.4
History Biographical
ORT (initials of Russian Obshchestvo Rasprostraneniya Truda Sredi Yevreyev), the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, was founded in Russia in 1880 to promote vocational training of trades and agriculture among impoverished Jews. Now it is dedicated to filling the skills-training needs of Jewish people throughout the world. Canadian ORT’s primary objective is to promote vocational training, both technical and agricultural, for children and adults in the Canadian ORT schools in Israel. Ottawa Women’s ORT was founded in 1948. First executive consisted of Mrs. A.M. Goldman, Chairman, Mrs. Myer Dunsiger, Recording Secretary, Mrs. A.R. Millar, Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Sam Greenberg, Treasurer. The Ottawa region consists of chapters, each geared to satisfy a range of interests and more or less different age groups. Numbers for each chapters were replaced by names, such as Shalom, the most senior chapter, Eilat, Eretz, Kadimah and Chaverot for young participants. Regional board meetings are held monthly, September to June, and chapters meet bi-monthly. National conferences are held biennially. Each year the Ottawa region organizes a closing and awards evening. Ottawa chapters raise funds in a variety of ways. Bingo, children’s fashion show, bazaars, bake sales and rummage sales gave way to teas, Mother’s Day Brunch and publication of calendar year book, book sale, Christmas gift wrapping at a major shopping centre, sale of entertainment books etc.
Language
English
Acquisition Source
Acquired from Goldie Rivers, (Mrs. Albert Rivers) 1978, Mrs Lily Penso, 1988, 1997, 2002, Paula Agulnik. Greta Cohen’s daughter, Erica Cherney of Peterborough , donated the Shalom minutes.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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National Council of Jewish Women of Canada - Ottawa Section fonds

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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) 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.
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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Ottawa Jewish Men's and Women's Softball League fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Jewish Men's & Women's Softball Leagues fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
21cm of textual records, 16 b&w, 42 colour photographs
Fonds No.
O0046
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of team photographs, crests, news clippings and organization records for playing seasons 1955, 1974 - 1977, 1984, 1988 - 1989, along with minutes of a 1984 meeting of the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Men's & Women's Softball Leagues fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
21cm of textual records, 16 b&w, 42 colour photographs
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of team photographs, crests, news clippings and organization records for playing seasons 1955, 1974 - 1977, 1984, 1988 - 1989, along with minutes of a 1984 meeting of the Ottawa Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Date
1923 - 1989
Fonds No.
O0046
History Biographical
Softball, and occasionally baseball, has been a pick-up or organized league sport within the Ottawa Jewish community since the early 1900's. The strength of the sport depended on the suitable age categories for players and the available sponsors. The mid 1930's was an active period. Joe Feller (menswear) was approached to be a sponsor for the Jewish Boys Softball League. From 1936 through to 1940-1941 the Joe Feller team stayed together, changing sponsors from Joe Feller to Barney Weiss (Capital Hotel) to Sammy Greenberg (United Coal). Other active periods include the 1950's with Minute Car Wash, I.G.A. (Independent Grocers Association), Budget Motor Sales and Koffman’s as sponsors; the mid 1970's with sponsors Cohen & Cohen, Nepean Motors, Yankel’s, Jewish Community Centre, B’nai B’rith and M. Levinson Salvage as sponsors; late 1980s with sponsors Minto Construction, Shores, Rivers, Cohen & Cohen, Regional Realty, Bakermet, Golden Palace & Fine's Flowers, Mastercraft, Melting Pot, Ottawa Athletic Club, Pollack Personnel, Ron Engineering and Levinson-Viner.
Notes
1. 1930's information from Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & Review, September 3, 1977. A young man died and I must write: a tribute to Joe Bodnoff by a friend of his youth. 2. Records donated by Howie Osterer. 3. See August 16 2010 Ottawa Jewish Bulletin article about Osterer family. 4. Osterer brothers Irving and Howie have been consistent leaders and organizers of men's softball for the past thirty years.
Related Material
Related material in Jewish Community Centre of Ottawa fonds, Box 10.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES, Montreal Chapter.

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Collection
ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES, Montreal Chapter.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records. - 2 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0003
Scope and Content
Constitution and by-laws of AJL, and Montreal chapter's version. AJL meeting minutes and other member information (USA). Montreal membership lists. Correspondence (1986). Conference information and handouts. Flyers advertising lectures. Publicity . Stationery. Clippings Addition 2007: Minutes. News…
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ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES, Montreal Chapter.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records. - 2 photographs.
Scope and Content
Constitution and by-laws of AJL, and Montreal chapter's version. AJL meeting minutes and other member information (USA). Montreal membership lists. Correspondence (1986). Conference information and handouts. Flyers advertising lectures. Publicity . Stationery. Clippings Addition 2007: Minutes. Newsletter. Correspondence. Membership lists. Membership registration forms. 1 photo and 1 contact sheet for an event with Sol Katz and Marsha Lustigman. Administrative, programming and financial records, 1990s to 2006.
Date
1986-2006.
Fonds No.
I0003
History Biographical
After Montreal hosted the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) convention in 1986, the impetus was gained to form a Montreal chapter, which occurred in 1987. (The AJL was founded in the United States in 1965). Its goals include the promoting of Jewish library services and librarianship through education, establishing Judaic library collections, and providing technical assistance to these collections. The members also act as liaisons between Judaic and general libraries, and promote awareness of Judaic collections and their resource people
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Carol Katz for the Association of Jewish Libraries, Montreal Chapter, on February 27, 1997. Addition 2007 was donated by Sol Katz, Tresurer for the association, on March 22, 2007.
Notes
P97/03, P07/09.CJCCCNA was a founding member of this organization, or which the Archives Director is still currently co-president. These records add to the existing collection here.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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CHEVRA KADISHA B'NAI JACOB CONGREGATION.

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Collection
CHEVRA KADISHA B'NAI JACOB CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.105 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0015
Scope and Content
Board members (1977). Correspondence (1963, 1965). Inaugural address for Sunday School (1915). Jewish yearbook entries (1936, 1946, 1954, 1964). Dedication book and bulletin (1958). Bulletins (1956, 1958, 1960, 1962-1966, 1969-1980). Course lists. Program (1964, 1967). Certificate from Israel (1958…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
CHEVRA KADISHA B'NAI JACOB CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.105 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Board members (1977). Correspondence (1963, 1965). Inaugural address for Sunday School (1915). Jewish yearbook entries (1936, 1946, 1954, 1964). Dedication book and bulletin (1958). Bulletins (1956, 1958, 1960, 1962-1966, 1969-1980). Course lists. Program (1964, 1967). Certificate from Israel (1958). Tickets and invitations. Clippings (1900-1902, 1910, 1912, 1927 (some copies), 1946, 1956, 1963, 1980, 1983, 1986-1991).
Date
1900-1991.
Fonds No.
I0015
History Biographical
The B'nai Jacob, founded in 1886, was located first on St. Constant (now called De Bullion), then on Fairmount from 1918 until 1956. The Chevra Kadisha was begun in 1893 as a burial society affiliated with a synagogue. It was incorporated in 1901, and met in a St. Lawrence street loft until a building was constructed. After a fire in 1920, the synagogue had a variety of locations, until in 1954 members began to plan and build a new permanent sanctuary and community centre. Although the B'nai Jacob merged in the middle of this construction, it was incorporated into the Clanranald building's plans. The new synagogue, which also houses an afternoon school and more recently the Creative Social Centre for seniors, opened in 1958. The Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob is the result of the amalgamation of two of the oldest Orthodox synagogues in Montreal
Notes
Mostly copies.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MONTREAL (VAAD HA'IR).

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Collection
JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MONTREAL (VAAD HA'IR).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.31 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0033
Scope and Content
Fundraising and meeting notices (1924-1926). Cases seen in the Jewish courts (1920s). Correspondence dealing with: 1923 poultry by-law; kosher butcher legal proceedings (1923-1925); various organizations sending representatives to Vaad conferences or nominees for the JCC (1923-1924); rabbinical del…
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Collection
JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MONTREAL (VAAD HA'IR).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.31 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Fundraising and meeting notices (1924-1926). Cases seen in the Jewish courts (1920s). Correspondence dealing with: 1923 poultry by-law; kosher butcher legal proceedings (1923-1925); various organizations sending representatives to Vaad conferences or nominees for the JCC (1923-1924); rabbinical delegation visit to Montreal, including Rabbis Cooke (Kook), Epstein, and Shapiro (1924); on kashrut, hashgacha for Pesach. War relief correspondence (1937-1942). Publications and clippings. Various guides to kosher restaurants, butchers, and food products.
Date
1923-1981c.
Fonds No.
I0033
History Biographical
The Vaad Ha'ir was formed in 1922 in Montreal to "organize and control the Orthodox religious life of local Jewry." It acts as a unifying umbrella organization for Jewish schools, charities and social groups, provides legal arbitration and regulates such religious legal issues as kashrut. During the 1940s the Vaad was concerned with war relief work.
Notes
Half originals and half copies of clippings in oversize box.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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