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Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds

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Collection
Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10cm of textual records, 1 audiocasette
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two files. The first contains the minutes of the Galecian Ladies Aid Association from the 1940s to 1980s, in loose leaf and bound formats. The second file contains documents and photocopies of documents pertaining to Tema Lang, the longtime secretary and treasurer of the organ…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
10cm of textual records, 1 audiocasette
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of two files. The first contains the minutes of the Galecian Ladies Aid Association from the 1940s to 1980s, in loose leaf and bound formats. The second file contains documents and photocopies of documents pertaining to Tema Lang, the longtime secretary and treasurer of the organization, and her husband Joseph Lang. The file contains the Polish passport of Tema Lang. Also included in the fonds is an audiocassette recording of the eulogy for Tema Lang.
Storage Location
JPL
Physical Condition
Bound minute books in poor condition
Conservation
Several rolled certificates in need of flattening
Language
Yiddish
English
French
Polish
Name Access
Lang, Tema
Lang, Joseph
Subjects
Galecian Ladies Aid Association
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sarah E. Fischer Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn30235
Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Fonds No.
1017
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sarah Fischer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.6m
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, printing blocks and some photographs.
Date
1913-1975
Fonds No.
1017
Storage Location
4-5A
4-5B
History Biographical
Sarah Fischer was born in Paris, France, moved as a young girl to England, where she attended grade school. At the age of 13 she and her parents (1909) came to Canada and they settled in Montreal. In Montreal, Fischer was employed as a long distance operator during the day and at night took free singing lessons at the Monument Nationale. In 1917, Fischer won the Strathcona Award which enabled her to go to London, England on a three-year scholarship at the Royal College of Music. She left Montreal in 1919 and with a few interruptions spent the next 21 years of her life abroad. She sang in major opera houses in Europe, gave numerous radio recitals and concerts and achieved good reviews. She was considered a most lyrical soprano with a beautiful appearance and good acting ability. In 1940 she returned to Montreal. For the next 35 years, until she died on May 3, 1975, Fischer spent most of her time orgnanizing the Sarah Fischer Concerts where young musicians got a chance to appear in public and show their talent. Many prominent Canadian musicians got their start with these concerts.
Language
English
Related Material
Related photographs in the JPL Photograph Collection. Larger collection of Sarah Fischer housed at the Library and Archives of Canada.
Accession No.
00-004
Name Access
Fischer, Sarah E., 1896-1975
Subjects
Musicians
Places
Montreal (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Junior Welfare League Collection

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

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Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.9 m of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
Scope and Content
This fond consists mainly of working documents such as correspondence and financial papers, predominantly from the late 1940s to the 1970s. The documents deals with the advocacy activities of the JLC such as bringing refugees over to Montreal and later raising money to aid Pakistani refugees. Hig…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.9 m of textual records
Scope and Content
This fond consists mainly of working documents such as correspondence and financial papers, predominantly from the late 1940s to the 1970s. The documents deals with the advocacy activities of the JLC such as bringing refugees over to Montreal and later raising money to aid Pakistani refugees. Highlights of the fonds include correspondence between David Lewis, then secretary of the CCF, his father Moishe Lewis, and Kalman Kaplansky, both labour leaders in Montreal’s Workmen’s Circle and JLC.
Fonds No.
1023
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
In 1934, leaders in the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the Workmen’s Circle, the Jewish Daily Forward Association, the Jewish Socialist Verband and others gathered in New York’s lower east side to form the Jewish Labor Committee. The formation of the JLC was in response to the ever-growing threat of fascism in Europe. The group publicly campaigned to raise awareness of the plight of European Jewry, raised funds for partisan fighters, brought over thousands of political and cultural leaders – both Jews and non-Jews, and immediately after the war assisted in relief efforts and provided support in bringing over refugees. Jewish Labour Committees both in the United States and Canada extended their wartime work in the 1950s by campaigning against discrimination among workers as well as human rights activism on a global scale. In Montreal, the Jewish Labour Committee actively participated in pressuring the government to adopt human rights legislation at the provincial level. In 1947, the Canadian government selected two members of the JLC, Bernard Shane and Maurice Silcoff, to travel to Europe to select skilled immigrants as refugees. Both men were temporarily named colonels of the Canadian army so that they could travel more easily across war ravaged Europe. The task of bringing over skilled garment workers to Canada was no mean feat but the efforts had far reaching implications since workers were then able to bring over family members. The Jewish Labor Committee of Canada Bulletin for 1975, on reporting the death of Bernard Shane, placed the number of families brought to Canada through the work of the JLC at over 2,000.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Access Restriction
Some material restricted due to privacy.
Related Material
Workmen's Circle Fonds
CCF Fonds (Small Collections)
Lea Roback Fonds
Accession No.
00-078
Subjects
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Displaced persons
Refugee camps.
Tailors
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn38324
Collection
North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.2m of textual records
Fonds No.
1030
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of administrative and financial records of the Association as well as records of its participation and interaction with various Montreal Jewish community organizations.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1.2m of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of administrative and financial records of the Association as well as records of its participation and interaction with various Montreal Jewish community organizations.
Fonds No.
1030
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Landsmanschaft organizations proliferated in the Jewish community after World War 1. The North End Hebrew Sick Benefit Society was established in 1917. In 1925, it amalgamated with three other similar associations: the Manchester Welfare Association, the Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association and the Beth Yerushalayim Synagogue, which possessed a cemetary. A charter was granted by the Quebec government on December 8, 1925. The purposes for which the organization was established remained the same until the end: fraternity, sick benefits, death benefits, cemetery grounds for members and their families and to contribute to charitable, religious and welfare organizations in Montreal and Israel. The charter granted by the Quebec government was withdrawn from all such organizations in 1976 when the social and medical services were taken over by the government. The only function left in the hands of the organizations were death benefits and cemetery grounds.
Language
English
Yiddish
Subjects
North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association
Sick Benefit Associations
Health care.
Cemeteries.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Allan Raymond Collection

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Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
16 linear metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1034
Scope and Content
Consists of numerous series and sub-series from individuals, families, organizations and businesses from within the Jewish community of Montreal. Includes various forms of records such as correspondence, photographs, artefacts and ledgers.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Allan Raymond Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
16 linear metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of numerous series and sub-series from individuals, families, organizations and businesses from within the Jewish community of Montreal. Includes various forms of records such as correspondence, photographs, artefacts and ledgers.
Fonds No.
1034
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Allan Raymond (1922- ) was born in Lithuania and came to Montreal in 1928. He is a researcher and lecturer of Canadian Jewish history and an avid collector of Canadian Judaica. Raymond also considered himself a romantic poet. He had a successful career as an insurance broker in Montreal and during World War II served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Amongst his varied community activities he served as public relations director of the Westmount Historical Association, Montreal Jewish Historical Society, St. James Literary Society, One Parent Families Association, Parents Without Partners Association, the YMHA Chaverim Group, Avant Garde Singles Group and S-Group. Mr. Raymond conducted research for the Montreal Gazette's "Great Montreal Walks" as well as for the television documentary "Six Decades." Many of his historical documents and photographs were exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Universite de Montreal, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Shaar Hashomayim Congregation and the Jewish Public Library. He has delivered a series of illustrated lectures dealing with Canadian Judaica at the former Saidye Bronfman Centre among other institutions. This collection was accumulated by Allan Raymond over a period of thirty-five years. Most of the collection held at the Jewish Public Library was donated in 1993 and again in 1999. Mr. Raymond continues in his collecting as well as donations of material to the Jewish Public Library Archives to this day.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Hebrew
Custodial History
Received by the Jewish Public Library by Allan Raymond in 1993 and 1999.
Arrangement
Each series arranged individual to the specific family, person, institution, business or organization. Also includes materials arranged based on format such as "artefacts."
Access Restriction
Some restrictions may apply due to Privacy legislation.
Reproduction Restrictions
Some restrictions may apply due to Copyright legislation.
Finding Aid
Original finding aid available in JPL-A.
Subjects
Abramowitz, Herman
Abramowitz, Tess (nee Bokar)
Montreal (Quebec) - Buildings, structures, etc.
Montreal (Quebec) - Street scenes
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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Pins, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn77769
Collection
Tressa Jacobson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 pins
Fonds No.
1068; 00009
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Tressa Jacobson Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
4 pins
Date
20th century
Fonds No.
1068
File No.
00009
Storage Location
Ctn.001
7-1A
Language
English
Subjects
Jacobson, Tressa (nee Schwartz)
Hadassah-Wizo Organization of Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Ometz Collection

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.9 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1074
Scope and Content
Currently, the Ometz Collection is made up of records from the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and Jewish Vocation Services. Records include correspondence, minutes and memoranda, annual reports, publications, and documentation of history. Three ma…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.9 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
Currently, the Ometz Collection is made up of records from the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and Jewish Vocation Services. Records include correspondence, minutes and memoranda, annual reports, publications, and documentation of history. Three major series exist under each of the historical branches of Ometz: JVS/JEM, JIAS, and JFS. Under each series, further subseries organize specific records to each former agency.
Date
1842-1998
Fonds No.
1074
History Biographical
Ometz, the Hebrew word for courage, was chosen in 2008 as the new name for the merged services of the former Jewish Family Services (JFS), Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM), and Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS). Ometz reflects the wish for those who seek the support of Ometz's services, that they find the courage to move forward with life's challenges. Ometz offers a continuum of services for the entire family. Employees include clinical social workers, employment, school and immigration consellors, mental health professionals, occupations and speech therapists, and psychologists. Hundreds of volunters also make up the work of the agency. The history of Ometz stretches over 150 years when including the foundation of the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society. JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF THE BARON DE HIRSCH INSTITUTE In 1863, the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society (YMHBS) was formed by young unmarried men with the desire to help Jews in need. The Society also allowed the young Jewish men of Montreal to get to know each other better and care for their social welfare needs. By 1882, the Society could not cope financially with the influx of immigrants arriving from Russia, most who were destitute and had no other means of support. The YMHBS appealed to Baron Maurice de Hirsch and in 1891, the new Baron de Hirsch Institute opened and was dedicated to the purpose of a "Free School for the poor children of the Jewish faith and a home for sheltering distressed immigrants and orphans. In 1900, the Baron de Hirsch enlarged its sphere and, in recognition of their namesake's generous support, obtained a new charter of incorporation under the name Baron de Hirsch Institute and Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal. In 1917, because of the overlapping of charitable and philanthropic work in the community, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (today's Federation CJA) was founded and began operation out of the Baron de Hirsch Institute building. The Baron de Hirsch Insitute in turn became one of the agencies of the new organization; continuing its activities with the religious school, a library, cemetery management, family welfare, legal aid and the Hebrew Court of Arbitration. In 1974, Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre (JFSSSC) was created and incorporated almost all of the programes and human resources of the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Jewish Family Services encompassed these two organizations by providing joint structure for their complementing mandates. The JFSSSC was a publicly funded agency working alongside JFS, mainly responsible for youth protection, young offenders, adoption and foster care. JFSSSC closed in 1993 due to the cessation of public funding. As a result, JFS of the Baron de Hirsch Institute became a full-service, community-based organization. JEWISH IMMIGRANT AID SERVICES In 1919, the Canadian Jewish Congress was organized and in anticipation of renewed Jewish immigration after the war, established Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS). JIAS' mandate was to lobby the government on behalf of potential Jewish immigration. It acted on a national scale to facilitate the legal entry of Jews to Canada and then to help them adapt and integrate into their new home. After the war, immigration greatly increased and JIAS had to respond to new needs. Thousands of Jews were received, settled and rehabilitated, many from Displaced Persons camps. A social service committee was formed in 1947 and professional social workers were hired for the first time. Joseph Kage joined JIAS as a social worker in 1947 and remained at JIAS until his retirement in 1983. Under his leadership, JIAS' name changed from "Society" to "Services. Under his role of National Executive Director and national Executive Vice-President, Kage became an authority on issues of Canadian immigration policy and was chair of the Canadian Governmental Advisory Board on Immigrant Adjustment. JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES (JVS) / JEWISH EMPLOYMENT MONTREAL (JEM) JVS was created in 1945, immediately after the Second World War. Initially the mandate of JVS was to offer Holocaust survivors housing and jobs. JVS also offered employment support for returning war veterans, orphans, and displaced European Jews entering Canada. The 1950s saw a focus on young people looking for first-time employment or changing careers. JVS also began to offer career counselling during this period. In 1950, a sheltered workshop for people with physical or mental health issues was created and helped many Jewish emigres who were unable to find meaningful jobs. This became was is currently the JEM Workshop. JVS continued to adapt their services based on changing immigration demographics, economic realities, and social climates. After a structural change in 2003, JVS became Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM) and continues to offer programming with this name under Ometz. In 2008, Jewish Employment Montreal, Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute, and Jewish Immigrant Aid Services merged to become Ometz.
Language
English
French
Acquisition Source
Collection was created from multiple sources, including materials pulled from the Jewish Canadiana Collection of the Jewish Public Library and the offices of the former agencies themselves.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sholem Krishtalka Collection

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Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3.76 linear metres of multiple media
Fonds No.
1099
Scope and Content
Consists of personal documents from the Krishtalka family, correspondence and ephemeral and organizational material from international and Jewish Montreal organizations such as UJPO, YKUF and the Jewish Public Library. Also contains numerous posters and flyers for theatre, arts and musical present…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
3.76 linear metres of multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of personal documents from the Krishtalka family, correspondence and ephemeral and organizational material from international and Jewish Montreal organizations such as UJPO, YKUF and the Jewish Public Library. Also contains numerous posters and flyers for theatre, arts and musical presentations in Jewish Montreal.
Date
1929-1978
Fonds No.
1099
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Cultural activitist, Sholem Krishtalka was born in Ludmir, Poland on February 4, 1905. He received his education at Hebrew Tarbut School where he studied Talmud, Kabalah and mysticism. Krishtalka's academic interests though also ran towards Yiddish literature, music, folklore, social sciences and history. Krishtalka arrived in Montreal in 1933 and immediately became active in IKUF (Yidisher Kultur Farband) as well as the United Jewish People's Order, the Jewish Public Library, and various book committees that supported the publications of Yiddish authors and poets. For the JPL he was a major part of the building campaign that saw the construction of the Library's "new" building on the corner of Mont-Royal and Esplanade. His passion for the culture and politics of the Jewish community extended to collecting the ephemera, posters, and articles produced by its citizens and organizations. Sholem Krishtalka's son, Aaron Krishtalka, remembers his father removing posters and flyers from walls specifically to preserve the event and information for future generations. His interests influenced his collecting habits and as a result his archival collection consists of a wide variety of social ephemeral from political movements, labour rights efforts, philanthropic endeavours, theatre, music, literature and so on. He collected various ephemeral materials also with the help of his wife, Shifra, who was a writer, teacher, and sister to fellow Yiddish writers and teachers, Jacob Zipper, and Sholem, Yehiel, and Israel Shtern. After World War II ended Mr. Krishtalka became involved in actively helping victims of the Holocaust. Sholem Krishtalka passed away on August 16, 1977.
Language
English
Yiddish
Subjects
Krishtalka, Sholem
Krishtalka, Shifra
Theatrical Productions.
Theatre
Yiddish theatre
Labour movement
Labour and labouring classes
Refugees - Canada
World War, 1939-1945
United Jewish People's Order (UJPO)
Yidisher Kultur Farband (YKUF)
Monument-National Theatre [Montreal].
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection

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Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Fonds No.
1142
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.1m of textual material
Scope and Content
The collection contains copies and originals of hebrew prayers, notebooks, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
Date
1889-1985
Fonds No.
1142
Storage Location
2-1A
History Biographical
Rabbi Lippa Medjuck lived in Moncton, New Brunswick and was the rabbi at the Tiferes Israel Synagague for over 30 years.
Language
Hebrew
English
Yiddish
Custodial History
Some of the content included in the collection was transferred to the JPL by the University of Toronto.
Subjects
Religious leaders
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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