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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.66 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Scope and Content
The collection consists of several classes of material, as described in the series descriptions below. While the CJC materials begin in 1919, Series Z, the documentation collection, contains material that precedes this date, a few items going back even as far as the earliest settlement of Jews in C…
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.66 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of several classes of material, as described in the series descriptions below. While the CJC materials begin in 1919, Series Z, the documentation collection, contains material that precedes this date, a few items going back even as far as the earliest settlement of Jews in Canada in the late 18th century.
Date
1765-present.
Fonds No.
CJC0001
History Biographical
Canadian Jewish Congress was founded in Montreal in March 1919. "The Parliament of Canadian Jewry," CJC was constituted as the democratically elected, national organizational voice of the Jewish community of Canada, serving as the community's vehicle for defence and representation. Committed to preserving and strengthening Jewish life, CJC acted on matters affecting the status, rights and welfare of the Canadian Jewish community, other Diaspora communities and the Jewish people in Israel. CJC combatted antisemitism and racism, promoted human rights, fostered interfaith, cross-cultural relations and worked towards tolerance, understanding and goodwill among all segments of society in a multicultural Canada. The organization spoke on a broad range of public policy, humanitarian and social-justice issues on the national agenda that affected the Jewish community and Canadian society at large. Through its charitable operations, CJC provided domestic and international relief aid on a non-sectarian basis, following natural disasters and to isolated Jewish communities in need. The Archives department also fell under the mandate of CJC Charities Committee. In 1999 the CJC national office relocated to Ottawa, with three regional CJC offices (Quebec, Ontario and Pacific), as well as affiliated offices across the country. CJC ceased operations in July 2011, when it was absorbed into the newly-created Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), along with the Canada-Israel Committee, the Quebec-Israel Committee, National Jewish Campus Life and the University Outreach Committee. CJC and its charitable wing were formally disbanded in late 2015. Since that time the CJCCC National Archives, renamed the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives as of January 2016, functions under the aegis of Jewish Federations Canada UIA.
Custodial History
Both the national headquarters and the Quebec Jewish Congress (formerly Quebec Region, Eastern Region) offices of the Canadian Jewish Congress were located in Montreal until 1999, when most of the national office relocated to Ottawa. The National Archives is the repository of records created and received in these offices. The collection also includes materials from the National Office in Ottawa, as well as the national records of Manuel Prutschi, Bernie Farber, and other national departments based in Toronto and Vancouver. The regional offices of Canadian Jewish Congress outside Quebec are little represented in the collection, aside from correspondence from across the country and certain publications which were addressed to the national office.
Notes
General note: The number of paper records in this collection is subject to change, due to additions to Documentation Series Z as well as the ongoing weeding of duplications. Most of the material was created after 1919, with the exception of Series Z, which includes photocopies and a small number of originals dating back as far as 1765.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.

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Collection
ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.125 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0001
Scope and Content
Minutes (1971). Documents about the sale of the building (1976). Agreement with Young Israel. Arbitration hearings documents. Correspondence. Notes. Report to Canadian Jewish Congress and other related documents (1977-1979). Financial reports (1947, 1957, 1966, 1968-1979). Money raised and owed (19…
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Collection
ADATH ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.125 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Minutes (1971). Documents about the sale of the building (1976). Agreement with Young Israel. Arbitration hearings documents. Correspondence. Notes. Report to Canadian Jewish Congress and other related documents (1977-1979). Financial reports (1947, 1957, 1966, 1968-1979). Money raised and owed (1963). Members lists (1957). Outremont documents (1974-1978). Building recommendations (1977). Press releases. Correspondence (1935-1936, 1944, 1978-1979). Bulletins (1941-1944, 1947, 1952-1972, 1978). School statistics (Canadian Jewish Congress 1948). Graduation booklet (1948). Dedication/ anniversary booklets (1947, 1965, 1980). Fundraising information (1953-1957). Model Seder report (1977). Proposed architectural plans (not used. c.1938). Flyers. Invitations. Clippings (1939-1940, 1944-1956, 1966, 1981, 1986-1987)
Date
1935-1987.
Fonds No.
I0001
History Biographical
The Adath Israel Congregation first met in a rented hall in 1930. In 1936, land was bought in Outremont; in 1938 the synagogue was incorporated; by 1940 the building was completed. The Adath Israel, an Orthodox synagogue, also ran the first congregational day school in Canada in the synagogue building; a school was built in 1947. A Hebrew high school, the Adath Israel Academy, was begun in 1952, also with its own building. It was later called Hebrew Academy, and both schools amalgamated with Young Israel Synagogue's schools in 1965. The Adath Israel has its own cemetery. It also ran an afternoon school and developed a separate Sephardi service (Adat Yisrael S'faradi). Eventually, due to the shifting Jewish population, the Outremont buildings were sold and the congregation moved to a newly built synagogue in Hampstead in 1980. The Adath Israel had one of the first "contemporary" synagogue designs and was the first large, new synagogue built in the post-Depression era in Montreal.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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APEX PANTS COMPANY.

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Collection
APEX PANTS COMPANY.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.33 metres of textual records. - 1 photograph.
Fonds No.
I0002
Scope and Content
Journal of pants sales (1942-1959). Ledger (1959-1964). Accounts receivable binder (1961-1968). Payroll sheet (1962). Photo of Harry Hertz (early 1900s)
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Collection
APEX PANTS COMPANY.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.33 metres of textual records. - 1 photograph.
Scope and Content
Journal of pants sales (1942-1959). Ledger (1959-1964). Accounts receivable binder (1961-1968). Payroll sheet (1962). Photo of Harry Hertz (early 1900s)
Date
1900-1968.
Fonds No.
I0002
History Biographical
There is very little information on the Apex Pants Company, other than that it was one of many businesses in the textile industry. It manufactured pants, probably in Montreal, and sold them all over Eastern Canada. It is no longer in existence
Notes
P90/02.
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Repository
Canadian 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.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ASSOCIATION OF WARSAW JEWS.

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Collection
ASSOCIATION OF WARSAW JEWS.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0004
Scope and Content
Minutes of meetings, 1953-1978 (with some gaps). Membership list (1960). Some clippings
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
ASSOCIATION OF WARSAW JEWS.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Minutes of meetings, 1953-1978 (with some gaps). Membership list (1960). Some clippings
Date
1953-1970.
Fonds No.
I0004
History Biographical
There is very little material available on this Montreal organization. The earliest documents date from 1953. It was one of many landsmanschaften that tried to both commemorate as well as aid the people of their communities of origin. They concentrated mostly on memorial (yizkor) work, such as assemblies to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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BETH-EL CONGREGATION.

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Collection
BETH-EL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0005
Scope and Content
Annual report (1960). National synagogue directory entry. Jewish yearbook entry (1964). Correspondence (1974-1975). Sermon text (1964). School curriculum (1966). Prayer sheet. Resolution on gambling. Bulletins (1956-1967, 1971-1979). Dedication book (1956, 1964, 1969). Sisterhood booklet (1959). Pr…
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Collection
BETH-EL CONGREGATION.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Annual report (1960). National synagogue directory entry. Jewish yearbook entry (1964). Correspondence (1974-1975). Sermon text (1964). School curriculum (1966). Prayer sheet. Resolution on gambling. Bulletins (1956-1967, 1971-1979). Dedication book (1956, 1964, 1969). Sisterhood booklet (1959). Program booklets (1971-1974). Invitations. Flyers. Clippings (1956, 1964, 1966, 1979, 1985-1989).
Date
1956-1989.
Fonds No.
I0005
History Biographical
In 1952, with the influx of Jewish settlement there, a group of Town of Mount Royal Jews banded together to hold religious services, after deciding to join the Conservative Judaism movement. Originally held in the Town Hall, services moved to the new synagogue building on Lucerne in 1957. The Conservative Congregation, incorporated in 1954, had decided on the name Beth-El from the outset; it also ran an afternoon school, at first in rented space, then in the synagogue building. Expansion occurred in 1960, and the sanctuary was also remodelled in 1969. The afternoon school eventually included nursery to high school classes, and the synagogue also housed Akivah elementary school for several years. The Congregation Beth-El was the first synagogue in Montreal to introduce "family seating".
Notes
Monty Berger collection - Beth-El files.Mostly clippings and copies.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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BETH HAMEDRASH HAGADOL TIFERETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE.

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Collection
BETH HAMEDRASH HAGADOL TIFERETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.105 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0006
Scope and Content
Correspondence (1972). Bulletins (1954, 1956, 1960-1974). Program (1980). Jewish National Fund/ High Holidays pledge cards. Clipping (1956)
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Collection
BETH HAMEDRASH HAGADOL TIFERETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.105 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Correspondence (1972). Bulletins (1954, 1956, 1960-1974). Program (1980). Jewish National Fund/ High Holidays pledge cards. Clipping (1956)
Date
1954-1980.
Fonds No.
I0006
History Biographical
In 1950, with young Jews moving into the Cote des Neiges area, about 100 families organized themselves into a community group. They held services in members' basements under the name Beth Shira. In 1951, they purchased land for a synagogue - the High Holiday services were conducted in a tent set up on the vacant land. The congregation also adopted the name Beth Hamedrash Hagedol, one which went back to 1917 and represented a congregation soon to disband on Notre Dame. With a change in city planning, new land was bought on Mackenzie in 1952. The building was completed in 1953. There was further expansion in 1959, and the Orthodox congregation also purchased a cemetery for its members. In 1963, the synagogue amalgamated with the Tifereth Israel, in existence since 1928. They ran an afternoon school from 1965 which has since closed. Shifting and ageing populations have resulted in a shrinking membership, but the synagogue has been rejuvenated somewhat by the formation of the Congregation Sepharade de la Langue Français. The synagogue closed in Sept. 1985 and merged with Congregation Shomrim Laboken Beth Yehuda
Notes
Shomrim Laboker Beth Yehuda file (ZH).Fonds consists of mostly copies and clippings.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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BETH ISRAEL BETH AARON CONGREGATION OF COTE ST. LUC.

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Collection
BETH ISRAEL BETH AARON CONGREGATION OF COTE ST. LUC.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0007
Scope and Content
Beth Aaron: Minutes of Park Extension Jewish Community Association Women's Division (1949-1953). Lease (United Talmud Torah and Beth Aaron, 1957). Correspondence (1953-1954, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1976-1977). Bulletins (1964-1965). Wedding contracts (1969-1970). Date book (1970). Zemirot book (195…
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BETH ISRAEL BETH AARON CONGREGATION OF COTE ST. LUC.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Beth Aaron: Minutes of Park Extension Jewish Community Association Women's Division (1949-1953). Lease (United Talmud Torah and Beth Aaron, 1957). Correspondence (1953-1954, 1956, 1959, 1961, 1965, 1976-1977). Bulletins (1964-1965). Wedding contracts (1969-1970). Date book (1970). Zemirot book (1954). Deposit slip (1969). Jewish Yearbook entry (1964). Seat ticket. List of officers' duties. Clippings (1958, 1965-1966, 1969, 1986). Beth Israel: Correspondence (1969). Clippings (1966-1967, 1969, 1980-1981, 1984) Beth Israel Beth Aaron: Photo of synagogue (copy, 1990). Flyers. Invitations. Clippings (1986-1991)
Date
1947-1991.
Fonds No.
I0007
History Biographical
The Beth Aaron Congregation was founded after World War II in Park Extension. Originally known as the Jewish Community Association of Park Extension, the name was changed to Beth Aaron in 1952 with the opening of the new synagogue building. Rented space had been used previously. The synagogue was chartered in 1954, grew in membership, and ran an afternoon school. Shifting populations and emigration caused the Beth Aaron to merge with the Beth Israel of Cote St. Luc in 1986 and sell its own building. The Beth Israel Congregation was founded in 1965 as an offshoot of the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Tifreth Israel. After meeting in a variety of locations in Cote St. Luc, the Jewish Conservative Congregation became the Beth Israel in 1967. Their first synagogue was in an apartment on Kildare, which was used until the building on Mackle, built on land purchased in 1966, was completed in 1971. A new addition was added in 1986 when the synagogue merged with the Beth Aaron to become the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation, the third major Orthodox synagogue in the community.
Notes
P89/27.
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Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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BETH ORA SYNAGOGUE.

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Collection
BETH ORA SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0008
Scope and Content
Officers List (1976). Jewish yearbook entry (1969). Bulletins (1956-1965, 1967, 1969-1975, 1980). Dedication Booklet (1963). Program (1959). Speech text (1988). Hockey club statement (1973). Press release (1965). Fundraising information. Flyers. Poster. Clippings (1965-1966, 1986-1991).
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Collection
BETH ORA SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.13 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Officers List (1976). Jewish yearbook entry (1969). Bulletins (1956-1965, 1967, 1969-1975, 1980). Dedication Booklet (1963). Program (1959). Speech text (1988). Hockey club statement (1973). Press release (1965). Fundraising information. Flyers. Poster. Clippings (1965-1966, 1986-1991).
Date
1956-1991.
Fonds No.
I0008
History Biographical
The Beth Ora started out as a Ladies Auxiliary in 1953. The Ville St. Laurent Jewish community was small but growing, so members, under the inspiration of main founder William Weiss, met to plan their future synagogue. In 1953, land was donated, and services were held in a member's home until the synagogue was completed in 1957. The building also housed a school and community centre. The Orthodox synagogue adopted its constitution in 1956; known at first as the Jewish Congregation of St. Laurent, the name was changed to Beth Ora in 1959. Due to a growing membership, the building was expanded in 1961-1962. The Beth Ora won the Pioneer Congregations award in 1966 for "conducting creative programs for strengthening Jewish belief and observances." It also runs many activities for Jews and non-Jews, such as its St. Laurent Community Day.
Notes
Fonds consists mostly of copies.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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BETH ZION SYNAGOGUE.

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Collection
BETH ZION SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs.
Fonds No.
I0009
Scope and Content
Bulletins (1969-1975, 1981). Dedication book (1968). Jewish yearbook entry (1964). National Synagogue Directory entry. Course list (1972). New Year cards. Beth Zion information sheet (1969). Photos, flyers, clippings (1955, 1959, 1964-1967, 1984-1991). Three letters from Beth Zion of Verdun, 1945
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Collection
BETH ZION SYNAGOGUE.
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
0.07 metres of textual records. - 3 photographs.
Scope and Content
Bulletins (1969-1975, 1981). Dedication book (1968). Jewish yearbook entry (1964). National Synagogue Directory entry. Course list (1972). New Year cards. Beth Zion information sheet (1969). Photos, flyers, clippings (1955, 1959, 1964-1967, 1984-1991). Three letters from Beth Zion of Verdun, 1945
Date
1945-1981.
Fonds No.
I0009
History Biographical
In 1953, approximately 25 families had recently moved into the west end suburb of Cote St. Luc. They worked together to achieve their goal: the establishment of a synagogue and Hebrew school. At first, both functions were carried out in the homes of members until 1955, when land was purchased and a small cottage constructed. The Beth Zion Congregation soon outgrew this building, and after using a tent and a school auditorium, a new synagogue was built on Hudson Avenue, and dedicated in 1959. This too was outgrown, and by 1968 another addition was constructed. This large Orthodox synagogue is known for its active congregation, both within the synagogue and the community
Notes
Fonds consists of mostly clippings and copies 3 photos.
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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