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Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds

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Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 series containing the operating records of the Workmen's Circle, its committees, branches, choir and school program. Series I – Committees Series II – Branches Series III – His tory and Organizational Papers Series IV – Publications Series V – Abra…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
4 m of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 series containing the operating records of the Workmen's Circle, its committees, branches, choir and school program. Series I – Committees Series II – Branches Series III – His tory and Organizational Papers Series IV – Publications Series V – Abraham Reisen Schools Series VI – Workmen’s Circle Loan Syndicate Series VII – Workmen’s Circle Choir Series VIII – Workmen’s Circle, New York Series IX – Correspondence Series X – Scrapbooks and Artefacts
Date
1908-current
Storage Location
Bay 6
Creator
Workmen's Circle
Physical Condition
Excellent.
History Biographical
The Workmen’s Circle (Arbeter Ring) of Montreal (now Worker’s Circle) celebrated its 100th Anniversary in the city in 2007. The organization, which was originally founded in New York in 1892 by mainly Russian Jewish immigrants fleeing Czarist pogroms, conducted itself as an “irretrievable part of the radical labour movement.” An advocate for change, the Workmen’s Circle also provided education, enlightenment, health benefits, open forums, a library, clubs and cemetery plots for its members. The work of the group extended to emergencies such as operating a soup kitchen during the Depression or organizing the Action Committee for Soviet Jewry in the late-1980s and early 1990s to aid immigration. Their involvement in politics saw support for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and candidates such as A.M. Klein, David Lewis and Kalman Kaplansky. In 1940, two Workmen’s Circle members from Branch 151 were elected to the Montreal municipal council, Michael Rubenstein and Albert Eaton. The first Workmen’s Circle building was completed in 1936 after several years of planning and a hold due to the Depression. The building was located at 4848 St. Laurent and served the Workmen’s Circle’s business and social activities as well as one of the schools. Like most other Jewish organizations, the Workmen’s Circle moved from the once-traditionally Jewish Main area and re-located to Isabella closer to the Jewish community campus. The Worker’s Circle is still housed there although the organization is shrinking and serves an aging population.
Language
Yiddish, English, Russian
Acquisition Source
Workmen's Circle of Montreal
Custodial History
Transferred directly from the Workmen's Circle, first date of transfer unknown, accural of new materials in November 2007.
Arrangement
Current arrangement based on an older system of description used by the JPL-A during the 1970s and 1980s. The finding aid was up-dated to RAD standards in March 2008.
Related Material
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Name Access
Workmen's Circle, Montreal
Subjects
Workmen's Circle Schools (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour and labouring classes
Workmen's Circle - Eugene Debs Branch no. 204
Workmen's Circle - Meyer London Branch no. 151
Workmen's Circle - Moishe Lewis Branch
Workmen's Circle, New York
Workmen's Circle - Vladeck Branch
Workmen's Loan Syndicate (Montreal)
Labour movement
Labour unions
Women in the labour movement - Canada
Workmen's Circle - Ladies' Vladeck Branch
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association of Montreal

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Collection
Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association of Montreal
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3m. multiple media
Fonds No.
1006
Scope and Content
Consists of mainly textual records of association activities such as membership lists, anniversary gatherings, etc. Includes correspondence and scrapbooks.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association of Montreal
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3m. multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of mainly textual records of association activities such as membership lists, anniversary gatherings, etc. Includes correspondence and scrapbooks.
Fonds No.
1006
Storage Location
1-2B
History Biographical
At the initiative of Joseph Rosensaft a meeting was held in New York in December 1961 of Bergen-Belsen survivors. It was decided at that time that a World Federation of Bergen-Belsen survivors would be formed with associations in all cities where there were numbers of survivors present. As a result in early 1962 an association was formed in Montreal with Paul Trepman as president. The aims were the following: A. Making sure that neither the world nor the Jews ever forgot the Holocaust; B. Wage a continuous fight against Neo-Nazi groups and organizations; C. Offer brotherly aid to former Bergen-Belsen inmates who are in need; D. Keep alive the heroic and rich Bergen-Belsen tradition. The association met a number of times a year, although the main focus was the Liberation Rally, which took place on or around April 15th, the date of the Bergen-Belsen camp was liberated by the armed forces. Some of the other activities of the association were the erection of a monument in a local Jewish cemetery and a trip back to Belsen on the 25th anniversary of the liberation.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Custodial History
Transferred by Paul Trepman, former director of the Jewish Public Library and a leader in the Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association.
Reproduction Restrictions
May contain materials restricted due to Copyright.
Subjects
Bergen Belsen (Germany: Concentration camp)
Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association
Displaced persons
Trepman, Paul.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Montreal Jewish Film Festival Collection

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Collection
Montreal Jewish Film Festival Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.25m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1067
Scope and Content
Consists of promotional material, videos, DVDs, posters and additional ephemera related to the Festival.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Montreal Jewish Film Festival Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.25m of multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of promotional material, videos, DVDs, posters and additional ephemera related to the Festival.
Fonds No.
1067
Storage Location
O/S Drawer 20
JPL
History Biographical
Founded by Susan Alper, the Montreal Jewish Film Festival existed from 1995-2005. Showcasing a wide variety of cinematic creations, the Festival was an instrumental tool in community engagement and outreach.
Language
English
French
Acquisition Source
Susan Alper
Custodial History
Collection deposited by Susan Alper.
Accession No.
07-001
Subjects
Film
Filmmakers.
Montreal Jewish Film Festival
Alper, Susan
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bialystoker Centre of Montreal

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Collection
Bialystoker Centre of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.5m textual material
Fonds No.
1238
Scope and Content
Consists of financial and administrative records as well as correspondence sent and received by the organization.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bialystoker Centre of Montreal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.5m textual material
Scope and Content
Consists of financial and administrative records as well as correspondence sent and received by the organization.
Fonds No.
1238
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
The Centre was officially established in January 1944, the Women's Committee was established in the spring of the same year. Membership consisted of 300 people. The aim of the Centre was to provide help to Bialystok survivors of the War. Contacted through newspapers in Europe the survivors wrote to the Centre, identifying themselves as Bialystokers. Every letter was answered and packages of food, clothes, and money were sent back to them. Money was raised either through membership dues or by private donations. Teas, raffles, souvenir albums were also organized as fundraisers. The Centre cooperated with other relief agencies in Montreal, especially the Federation of Polish Jews. It also maintained contact with Bialystoker Centers around the world. The Centre's most active years were from 1945 to 1955. It was never officially disbanded. As of 1986, members were still receiving letters.
Language
Yiddish; English; Polish
Subjects
Displaced persons
Bialystok (Poland)
Bialystoker Center of Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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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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Bank of Montreal memorandum, blank.

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Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1394; 1; 00072
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Hebrew Free Loan Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Date
[c. 1990-1999]
Fonds No.
1394
Series No.
1
File No.
00072
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Hebrew Free Loan
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Subjects
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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B'nai Jacob Congregation = Sons of Jacob Congregation fonds

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Collection
B'nai Jacob Congregation = Sons of Jacob Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
65m of records, 4 rubber stamps, 10 prayer books.
Fonds No.
C0006
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Early synagogue material including 1916 constitution; 1915-1916 seating accounts; 1931 cornerstone documents (and old copies of these documents); 1920-1971 Board minutes; A complete financial history of the B’nai Jacob Loan Society from 1943 onwards; A short written history of B…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
B'nai Jacob Congregation = Sons of Jacob Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
65m of records, 4 rubber stamps, 10 prayer books.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of: Early synagogue material including 1916 constitution; 1915-1916 seating accounts; 1931 cornerstone documents (and old copies of these documents); 1920-1971 Board minutes; A complete financial history of the B’nai Jacob Loan Society from 1943 onwards; A short written history of B’nai Jacob by Reuben Kalin; Membership records; Cemetery accounts Correspondence; Sisterhood minutes - 1930-1968; 50th anniversary activities – 1967; News clippings; Amalgamation committee minutes - 1969-1973 A history of Sons of Jacob Congregation - 1911-1944; A souvenir marking the occasion of the burning of the James Street Synagogue mortgage - November 19, 1944; Max Bookman, Honour Roll, 1939-1945; 1966 Bulletins of Congregations B’nai Jacob and Machzikei Hadas, Framed prayer instructions written in Yiddish that were once bolted to the wall (the document is stored in the Congregation’s fonds Box 2, and the frame is stored on the wrapped items shelf (see - 4-725)); A hand-written calligraphic document from the Sons of Jacob Congregation to the Uptown Ladies Auxiliary on behalf of their work done during their 25th anniversary - 1937 (see 4-740); A photocopy of a typed list listing members – 1931;
Date
1915-1974
Fonds No.
C0006
History Biographical
This fonds consists of early administrative records, Correspondence, documents pertaining to the Women's Auxiliary 'Sisterhood', financial ledgers of the Loan Society, and religious texts. Box 1: Constitution, Cornerstone Documents, Minute Books, Membership Lists, Newspaper Clippings Cornerstone: Documents 1 – 1930-1931; Cornerstone: Documents 2 – 1930-1931; Cornerstone: Documents 3 – 1930-1931; Cornerstone: Documents 4- July 1, 1931; Cornerstone: Photocopied Cornerstone Documents; Constitution – Nov 23, 1916; Account Book with Seat List – 1914-1944; Minute Book, Yiddish – 1920-1932; Minute Book, Yiddish – June 7, 1936- July 20, 1939; Minute Book – Apr 13, 1958 – Dec 3, 1967; Membership Lists – 1940’s, 1964; Letter regarding the Imposition of taxes on Member seats – May 5, 1930; Incorporation Papers and Rules and Regulations of Constitution – 1928, 1933; Election Ballots and results – Jan 22, 1950; Congregational Financial Statements; Invitations; Bulletins of Congregations: Machzikei Hadas and B’nai Jacob; Honour Roll – 1939-1945; Newspaper Clippings – 1929-1967; Plaque from State Bonds of Israel for Distinguished Service in Economic Development; B’nai Jacob Cemetery Map; Box 2: History, Correspondence, Cemetery Records, 5 Prayer Books Hist: A History of the Sons of Jacob Congregation – 1911-1944; Hist: B’nai Jacob Synagogue Youth List – 1964-1965; Hist: Minutes on Amalgamation – 1969-1973; Correspondence, various subjects – 1952-1970; Deed to Lot for Cemetery – Feb 5, 1957; Rules and Regulations Governing Jewish Cemetery – 1957; Correspondence: Cemetery Lots and Estate Funds – 1958-1972; Correspondence: received from Vaad Ha’ir – 1963-1968; Blank Deeds for Purchase of Burial Lots; Burial Lists – 1963-1966; Cemetery receipt Books; Prayer Books (5); Plaque Distinguishing B’nai Jacob from State of Israel Bonds; Box 3: Women’s Auxiliary “Sisterhood” History; Ladies Auxiliary: Obituary of Rebecca Levin – 1941; Sisterhood Minutes Book, Yiddish and English – 1930-1954; Sisterhood Minutes Book – 1954-1967; Mailing Membership Lists; Sisterhood Purim Play Program and Script – 1962; Donated receipts; Certificate of 50th Anniversary – 1967; Sisterhood Correspondence; Newspaper Clippings; Sisterhood Invitations; Box 4: Loan Society Reuben Kalin’s History of the Loan Society – 1929; Minutes – Feb 6, 1952 – Dec 1, 1974; Minute Book – 1968-1974; Minutes – Apr 4 1943- Dec 30, 1951; Financial Statements – May 3, 1943- Jan 15, 1950; Financial Statements – Jan 15, 1950- Feb 7, 1960; Financial Statements – Feb 16, 1960 – Mar 1, 1970; Financial Statements – Mar 1, 1970 – Dec 15, 1974; Invoices – 1946-1972; Cemetery Committee – 1965-1970; Bank Ledger Sheets – 1959- 1967; Accounts Payable – 1948- 1961; “On Demand” Notes of Loan Society – 1947-1959; Cancelled Cheques – 1961-1970; Cancelled Cheques – 1947-1955; Bank Books – 1969-1975; Bank Books – 1959, 1955-1967, 1971; Ledger – 1959-1962; Ledger – 1962-1973; Ledger – 1963- 1966; Box 5: Loan Society Ledgers, Rubber Stamps, Cash Box Loan Society Rubber Stamp; Loan Society Rubber Stamp, For Deposits; Loan Society Rubber Stamps, Signature; Loan Society Rubber Stamp, Signatures; Cash Box; Ledger – 1945-1951; Ledger – 1945-1953; Ledger – 1953-1961; Ledger – 1969-1972; Ledger – 1972-1974; Box 6: Religious Texts Festival Prayer Book; Hebrew Prayer Book; Hebrew Prayer Book; Holy Bible, Hebrew and English; Holy Bible, Hebrew; Prayer Book, Donated to Charles Finkelstein Family by Aurora Lodge – 1961; Prayer Book, Donated to Ivan Goodman by Aurora Lodge – 1962;
Custodial History
1. These records were transferred to the National Archives of Canada in 1973, and returned to the Ottawa Jewish Archives in 1996.
Notes
1. 1920-1939 board minutes in Yiddish 2. 1930-1943 Sisterhood minutes in Yiddish 3. Shamas is a caretaker who lived in synagogue quarters 4. After amalgamation, records given to the Jewish Community Centre 5. Abe Finestein recalled in a telephone conversation with L. D. that Aron Henry Levin lived on Gladstone and at one time stocked the fire at the James St. synagogue. He was the first president of B.J.
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…
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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