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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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Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection

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Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 linear metres of multiple media + 58 photographs
Fonds No.
1293
Scope and Content
Consists of ephemeral and some documentary material related to both the Yavna B'nai Synagogue (such as correspondence related to the sale of the building) as well as artefacts originating from the Synagogue (parochet/curtains, electric menorah, kesser/sefer torah crowns). Also includes photographs…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Yavna B'nai Parnass/Parnass Family Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1.2 linear metres of multiple media + 58 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of ephemeral and some documentary material related to both the Yavna B'nai Synagogue (such as correspondence related to the sale of the building) as well as artefacts originating from the Synagogue (parochet/curtains, electric menorah, kesser/sefer torah crowns). Also includes photographs of the synagogue and the Parnass family.
Date
1898-2010
Fonds No.
1293
Storage Location
JPL
Bay 9
History Biographical
Raizel and Pinchas Parnass lived in Russian town of Kagul in Bessarabia with their six children, Sara, Abraham, Boris, Harry, Mottel and Joseph. In 1903, the entire family emigrated to Montreal where Pinchas opened a successful clothing store on St. James Street. Beyond settling in their new home and raising their family, Raizel and Pinchas dedicated themselves to community building, most especially in religious observance and education. In 1910, Pinchas founded the Kerem Israel shull at 4335 St. Dominique, corner Marie-Anne. The second floor of the Kerem Israel was used as a free school for children. In 1926, on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary, Pinchas bought Raizel a two-storey brick building belonging to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 4690 Hutchinson Street. The sale of the church was dependent on the new owners observing Saturday as Sabbath. For Raizel the building was fulfillment of a childhood desire to build a synagogue in the "New World". As a child, Raizel witnessed the destruction during a pogrom of a synagogue built by her father. Raizel also designated the second-floor space of the building for a Hebrew free school. The new Orthodox synagogue was given the name 'Yavna B'nai' by Rabbi Herschorn but quickly became known as the Parnass Shul throughout the community. The Parnass family indeed provided the necessary elements to the tiny synagogue: Harry, who was skilled in carpentry, built the bimah (a table used for unrolling the Torah); Raizel and daughter Sara (Berman) made and embroidered the parochet (curtain that covers the Torah Ark) and Sara also donated the Megillah Scroll for the shul. The Torah scrolls were donated by the Lubavitch Yeshiva. Joseph Parnass, Raizel and Pinchas' youngest son, assumed management of the Synagogue and it was he that established the rule that no donations would ever be accepted by Yavna. Instead, the Synagogue was sustained by the Parnass family. In this way, the family ensured that the Synagogue remained free for anyone who wished to worship there. Joseph Parnass was also one of the founding members of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1919 and he later sat on the board of the Rabbinical College of Canada. Boris Parnass, the second-eldest son, assumed caretaker responsibilities for the building and after his death, his sons Victor and Myer, continued in their father's dedication. The Yavna B'nai Parnass Synagogue was the first synagogue in Outremont and during its height was filled to capacity and provided three minyins each day. The Synagogue was also used for appeals for other organizations, specifically the Lubavitch Yeshiva and the Jewish Old People's Home, now Maimonides Hospital. A plaque hangs in Maimonides Hospital, donated by Joseph Parnass, dedicated to the founding of Yavna B'nai Synagogue by Raizel and Pinchas Parnass. In 1991, the Yavna B'nai Synagogue was closed and sold. Proceeds from the sale went to the Jewish Hospital of Hope for that institution's Synagogue, now known as the Yavna B'nai Parnass.
Language
English
Hebrew
Custodial History
Donated by Helen Parnass Constantine on behalf of the Parnass family.
Accession No.
12-018
Subjects
Synagogues - Canada.
Synagogues - Montreal (Quebec)
Parnass, Pinchas
Parnass, Raizel
Parnass, Joseph
Yavna B'nai Synagogue
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library 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…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
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
Archival Descriptions
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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…
Archival / Genealogical
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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
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW)

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Collection
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
moving images
Physical Description
8.09 metres of textual records. - 1488 photographs. - 3 sound elements. - 3 discs. - 7 videos.
Fonds No.
I0048
Scope and Content
National by-laws (1950, 1965, 1969). Resolutions (1961-1969). Administrative & financial records. Hotel facilities (1959-1965). Annual report (1970). Minutes (1955-1974 with gaps). Biennial reports and minutes (1950-1959). Correspondence. Year book (1944). Directory (1972-1973). Officers lists (194…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
moving images
Physical Description
8.09 metres of textual records. - 1488 photographs. - 3 sound elements. - 3 discs. - 7 videos.
Scope and Content
National by-laws (1950, 1965, 1969). Resolutions (1961-1969). Administrative & financial records. Hotel facilities (1959-1965). Annual report (1970). Minutes (1955-1974 with gaps). Biennial reports and minutes (1950-1959). Correspondence. Year book (1944). Directory (1972-1973). Officers lists (1948-1949, 1973). Board member list (1971). Other membership lists. Pamphlets on International Council of Jewish Women. Biennial conventions (ICJW & NCJW). Minutes & information (1953-1973). Publications, flyers, invitations, seminar notes. Convention information, lecture notes and agendas. Gerontology conference notes (1968). Bulletin (1946). Magazines (1963-1973 with gaps). Programs & services materials (foster homes, Project Canada, School for Citizen Participation 1970), field service (1964-1965), workbooks, the elderly, National Theatre for Canada (1961-1963), overseas service (1954-1960), public affairs (1965-1967), leadership). Booklet on history of NCJW (1967). Material on "Canadian Women of the Century 1867-1967" (1967). Scrapbooks. Clippings (1940s-1990 and photocopies of 1909, 1912 articles). Photos, including slides of events, services, programs in Israel & Canada (1914-1975) - collection PC 3. Sound recordings of meetings and lectures (1950s-1970s).
Date
1909-1990.
Fonds No.
I0048
History Biographical
The National Council of Jewish Women was established in the United States in 1893, to help new Jewish immigrants. A Canadian branch began in Toronto in 1897. In Montreal the Baron de Hirsch Institute covered immigrant aid at that time, and the Montreal NCJW chapter was only founded in 1918. The International Council was formed in 1912. NCJW is dedicated to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general community, locally, nationally, and internationally. They do and did so through scholarships, summer camps, libraries, aiding immigrants, volunteer work, pre-and post-war refugee aid, gerontology research, services to the elderly, support of the Golden Age Association, shipments of play and school materials to Israel and North Africa, lobbying for equal pay and other human rights bills, and opening a shelter for battered Jewish women. Their members across Canada and the world both fundraise and volunteer.The National office of NCJW Canada moved from Montreal to Toronto in the mid-1950s before settling in Winnipeg in the early 1990s where it remained until 2015.
Custodial History
The collection is divided into three parts: an original donation of material relating to the National office in Montreal and other locations up to 1978; National material donated in 2015 by the Winnipeg National headquarters office (1943-2009); and (see Series A) material relating to the Montreal Chapter office (1926-1999)
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: MA 4, PC 3.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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PIONEER WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION (Na'amat) = Na'amat Canada, Pioneer Women Na'amat

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Collection
PIONEER WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION (Na'amat) = Na'amat Canada, Pioneer Women Na'amat
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 2 metres of textual records. - Env. 380 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0050
Scope and Content
The majority of the collection was donated by the national office of Na'amat in 2014-2015. The pre-2014 portion of this collection consists of a box of papers donated at various times by members of the organization, a large proportion of which are newsletters, reports, and other publications. These…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
PIONEER WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION (Na'amat) = Na'amat Canada, Pioneer Women Na'amat
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
Env. 2 metres of textual records. - Env. 380 photographs.
Scope and Content
The majority of the collection was donated by the national office of Na'amat in 2014-2015. The pre-2014 portion of this collection consists of a box of papers donated at various times by members of the organization, a large proportion of which are newsletters, reports, and other publications. These papers include: Constitution and by-laws (1972). Minutes (1977). Report (1975). Membership lists. Correspondence (1930s and 1940s). Year book/directory (1949-1958, 1976). Bulletins (1962-1991). Kovod books (1971-1977). Convention agenda (1975). Souvenir programs (1936-1948, 1953, 1975-1976). Receipt book. 50th anniversary booklet (1975). Flyers, invitations, pamphlets, fundraising correspondence and information. Revivim Chapter Cookbook, with ring binding, undated. Programming information booklet, clippings (1941-1942, 1986-1989). (Some letters, clippings, flyers and invitations from 1940s, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto). Addition 2014: 35 large red binders of papers and photographs, the greater part of a corpus of 41 binders formerly housed at the Na'amat office. An index was supplied for the first 31 binders, going up to 1992. The material dates from 1925-2010, with the earliest material belonging to a section on the initial separation and autonomy of the group. Other material in the binders consist of: Brochures, information on conventions, circulars and reports, Israel-based projects such as community centres and day cares, Minutes of the Metropolitan Board and the National Board, publications, information on presidents and executive directors, scripts of skits, background materials. Also 'Portfolios' on various dossiers, such as Canadian Affairs and Social Action, Membership and Dues, and fundraising. Addition 2015: 2 red binders of historical documents, (Binder 3, cards and certificates; and Binder 31, skits), filling gaps in the collection donated in November 2014. Also 1 album of newsclippings (now disassembled into a folder for preservation purposes.) Two binders containing photographs; one black and white mostly 8" by 10" prints from 1981 (51 of them), with 31 contact sheets, and one of colour snapshots of a trip to Israel, presumed to be from 1978 because as it includes an Inuit art exhibit from that year which is described elsewhere (299 colour images).
Date
1925-2010.
Fonds No.
I0050
History Biographical
Pioneer Women (now called Na'amat) was founded in America and Montreal in 1925. This women's organization, part of the Labour Zionist movement, raises funds which provide half of all social services for Israeli women, youth and children. Affiliated with Israel's Moetzet Hapoalot, they sponsor a nurses training school, children's homes, day cares, vocational and agricultural schools, and community centres which help Jewish and Arab Israelis. Aside from fundraising, they run educational and cultural activities to encourage women to be active in Israeli and Canadian affairs. Pioneer Women/Na'amat was affiliated with their American counterpart until the late 1960s, when they became an independent Canadian group. They support the Habonim-Dror Zionist youth movement, and are active in promoting women's issues, in Israel and elsewhere, by their members throughout Canada and in twelve other nations.
Custodial History
Addition was made in 2014 and 2015 by Vivian Reisler for Na'amat
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P14/18 and P15/13.Related groups of records: Photos in PC 1. There are also 1.6 meters (13 small boxes) of Pioneer Women / Na'amat documents in collection JPL-JC-Z. These Jewish Canadiana Zionist records from the Jewish Public Library were transferred to CJCNA in 2001 as a permanent loan. The initial box of Na'amat materials described above is now housed with this JPL-JC Pioneer Women / Na'amat collection.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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UNITED TALMUD TORAHS OF MONTREAL.

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Collection
UNITED TALMUD TORAHS OF MONTREAL.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.225 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0065
Scope and Content
Minutes (1974). Reports (1930-1987, with gaps). Pamphlets (1943-1974 with gaps). Financial reports (1901-1902, copy; 1949). Officers list (1896-1956). Correspondence (1930s-1970s, h/e). Student statistics (1901-1945, 1971-1972). Campaign information (1924-1990, with gaps). Volunteers kit (1930s). F…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
UNITED TALMUD TORAHS OF MONTREAL.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.225 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Minutes (1974). Reports (1930-1987, with gaps). Pamphlets (1943-1974 with gaps). Financial reports (1901-1902, copy; 1949). Officers list (1896-1956). Correspondence (1930s-1970s, h/e). Student statistics (1901-1945, 1971-1972). Campaign information (1924-1990, with gaps). Volunteers kit (1930s). Fundraising article (Keneder Adler 1908 copy). Dinner speeches (1956, 1975). Sample report card. Textbook. Hebrew Educational Institute program (1931). Curriculum information and reports (1940, 1970s). Reports on U.T.T. or Jewish education in Montreal 1906 (Jewish Times typed copy, 1910, e/y, 1925, 1956, 1979, 1986). Copies of Bill 38 and Legislative Assembly Debates (1904). Act 62 (1932). Student and school magazines (1940-1955, with gaps, e/h; 1967-1973, with gaps). Programs and invitations. Clippings (1898-1913, copies, with gaps, 1922-1991, with gaps, e/y).
Date
1896-1991.
Fonds No.
I0065
History Biographical
With the influx of massive Jewish migration to Montreal in the 1880s, the need for Jewish schools became urgent. The few Sunday and private schools in existence were not considered up to Eastern European standards, and so in 1896 Rabbi A. Ashinsky founded the Talmud Torah. Through the years, the school moved, purchased buildings, opened new branches, and increased its size from its original 20 students. Classes were first conducted in Yiddish, but eventually Hebrew was emphasized. In 1917, the six individual Talmud Torah schools merged as the United Talmud Torahs of Montreal. Other changes, such as a Hebrew kindergarten (1934), day schools (1935), and a high school (1946), followed. Despite financial struggles and the need for constant expansion the U.T.T. system, with a recognized high standard of Jewish education, is nearly a century old, comprising two elementary and two high schools and nearly 2000 students.
Notes
English, Yiddish, and Hebrew.Mostly clippings and copies.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).

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Collection
YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0067
Scope and Content
Arbitration documents (1978). Membership list (1958). Correspondence (1956). Bulletins (1957-1990 with gaps). National Council of Synagogue Youth yearbook. Photograph (photocopy). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936-1964, with gaps). Invitations. Flyers. Clippings (1944-1988, with gaps).
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
YOUNG ISRAEL OF MONTREAL (SYNAGOGUE).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Arbitration documents (1978). Membership list (1958). Correspondence (1956). Bulletins (1957-1990 with gaps). National Council of Synagogue Youth yearbook. Photograph (photocopy). Jewish Yearbook entries (1936-1964, with gaps). Invitations. Flyers. Clippings (1944-1988, with gaps).
Date
1936-1990.
Fonds No.
I0067
History Biographical
As a small Orthodox congregation, the Young Israel of Montreal got its start in 1924, using the United Talmud Torah Bialik school building on Jeanne Mance for services. There were several moves throughout the decades, as well as the establishment of a school. Associated with the international Young Israel Movement, the congregation split in the early 1940s but reunited several years later. The synagogue was incorporated in 1945. By 1949, their present building was constructed on Hillsdale as a community centre. The sanctuary was completed in 1954. The synagogue school merged with the Adath Israel school to form the Hebrew Academy in the 1960s. Due to shifting populations, the Young Israel presently accommodates Moroccan and Egyptian services and a Belzer Hasidim school; this has also led to the founding of Young Israel congregations in Chomedey and St. Laurent.
Notes
Mostly clippings and copies.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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YOUNG MEN'S and YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION.

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Collection
YOUNG MEN'S and YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.545 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0068
Scope and Content
Minutes (1935, 1943-1951, 1972). Reports (1933, 1950, 1954, 1971, 1973). Financial reports and budgets (1925-1929, 1933, 1943, 1946, 1954). Meeting/conference agendas, proceedings (1941, 1956, 1965, 1968, 1970-1973). Board members (1918-1929, 1939, 1951-1952). Correspondence (1930-1959, 1970-1979).…
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
YOUNG MEN'S and YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.545 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Minutes (1935, 1943-1951, 1972). Reports (1933, 1950, 1954, 1971, 1973). Financial reports and budgets (1925-1929, 1933, 1943, 1946, 1954). Meeting/conference agendas, proceedings (1941, 1956, 1965, 1968, 1970-1973). Board members (1918-1929, 1939, 1951-1952). Correspondence (1930-1959, 1970-1979). Press releases (1950, 1952, 1955). Newspapers and bulletins of YMHA and YWHA (1928-1958, 1968-1990). Memos (1944-1951, 1958, 1968, 1972-1978). Information booklets (1929, 1948). Agenda (1960). Workshop program (1949). Membership applications (blank). Leadership manual (1955). Program book (1949). Programming aids and materials. Dedication program (1966). Film list (1947). Youth rehabilitation resolution (1937). Passover booklet (1956). Single parent handbook. YWHA camp rates (1926). Drawing of Snowdon Y (c.1949). Y calendars and schedules (1937, 1941-1950, 1964-1983). Centre Communautaire Juif History of Francophone Jews and of CCJ (e/f). Anniversary booklet (1987). Campaign information (1940s-1980s). Playbills (1929-1946 with gaps, 1990). Invitations. Pamphlets. Meeting notices. Exhibit guides. Flyers. Fundraising letters. Clippings (1898, 1906, 1912, 1930 copies, 1918-1991). The material also includes Saidye Bronfman Centre and National Council YM-YWHA materials.
Date
1898-1991.
Fonds No.
I0068
History Biographical
The Montreal Young Men's Hebrew Association, a sports club, was founded in 1908 and then was granted a charter in 1910. The club rented space in various buildings to provide the facilities for athletics, courses and dances. It also ran field days, a library, social events, lectures, children's activities and a theatre group. Members were recruited, and eventually the Y bought its own building. There were several moves, culminating in the opening of the Snowdon building in 1950, and then of several other branches. A Young Women's Hebrew Association was also begun in 1910; the two merged in 1950. The Y's activities over the decades included looking after Jewish soldiers during both World Wars, the Golden Age Club (1951), summer camp (1963), a nursery, and a variety of social and educational programs and lectures. The Saidye Bronfman Centre, opened in 1967, is the Y's cultural branch, with a theatre, art and other classes, lectures and exhibitions. In recent years the Y has also been assisting Russian immigrants and serving the Sepharadi community through the Centre Communautaire Juif (1978), in addition to its athletics programs.
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English and French.National Council of YM-YWHAs and Saidye Bronfman Centre archives.Half and half originals and copies.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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