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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…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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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.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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AARON, Elmer Oscar

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Death
May 07, 1944
Place of Burial
Loiret, France
Cemetery
Orleans Main Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
J- 25067
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Elmer Aaron was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the RCAF in Montreal in March 1942 and received his commission as a flying officer in October 1943 (in England). Flying Officer Aaron had completed 14 missions and had been forced to bail out of his ships twice before his last flight. He was participating in a raid on Tours in France and was about fifteen miles from his objective when his squadron was caught in a concentration of anti-aircraft fire. Four planes were seen to burst into flames, and it was later announced that nine craft of this squadron had failed to return. (Canadian Jews in World War II)
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABELSON, Charles Robert

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
1920
Date of Death
October 14, 1942
Place of Burial
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cemetery
Halifax Memorial
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
D-124550
Rank
Private
Unit
Canadian Army Dental Corps
Notes
Private Charles Abelson of Montreal, Quebec, was presumed to have died on October 14, 1942, according to an official announcement. He was aboard the S.S. Caribou, which was torpedoed and sank in Cabot Strait. He happened to be aboard the ill-fated ship because he had overstayed his leave and missed the transport on which he had been scheduled to sail. Private Abelson joined the army in Montreal on May 6, 1940.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABELSON, Lawrence Balfour

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
June 29, 1922
Date of Death
November 15, 1943
Place of Burial
Cheshire, England
Cemetery
Chester (Blacon) Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
21
Enlistment No.
J-9152
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Lawrence Abelson of Ottawa, Ontario, was killed during a training flight (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. A-730). He was awarded his Operation Wing posthumously. Flying Officer “Duke” Abelson enlisted in the Air Force on November 6, 1940, and trained at Victoriaville, Quebec, and Regina, Saskatchewan, before graduating as Observer from Mossbank, Saskatchewan, where he was awarded a gold R.C.A.F. disc for leading his class. He was stationed at Rivers, Manitoba, when he was commissioned. After serving as an instructor at Chatham, New Brunswick, and Mountain View, Ontario, Flying Officer Abelson proceeded overseas in the fall of 1942. Before being attached to the No. 418 R.C.A.F. (City of Edmonton) Mosquito Squadron, he took a wireless course in England. Honours and awards: Defence Medal; CVSM & Clasp; War Medal 1939-45; Aircrew Europe Star. (From “There I Was ... A Collection of Reminiscences by Members of the Ottawa Jewish Community Who Served in World War II,” published by the Ottawa Post Jewish War Veterans and the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society.)
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABENDANA, Eric Montague

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Death
October 16, 1918
Place of Burial
Pas de Calais, France
Cemetery
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun
Age at Time of Death
26
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
2nd Canadian Engineers
Notes
Lieutenant Eric Abendana of Port Antonio, Jamaica, was appointed to the Canadian Engineers in 1916 and went overseas with the 4th Divisional Engineers the following June. In England he was seconded for duty under the War Office in charge of the construction of aerodromes. On rejoining the Engineers, 14th Field Company, he went to France in the spring of 1918 and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, C.E., in July. Three months later he died of pleurisy at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station. (Source: Veterans Affairs Canada web site)
Subjects
World War I
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAHAMSON, Charles Oscar

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Birth
May 21, 1897
Date of Death
March 03, 1917
Place of Burial
Pas de Calais, France
Cemetery
Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
443201
Rank
Lance Corporal
Unit
54th Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Notes
Lance Corporal Charles Abrahamson was from Revelstoke, British Columbia. (British Jewry Book of Honour WWI written by Rabbi Dr. H. Abramowitz, Senior Chaplain to the British Forces)
Subjects
World War I
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAMS, Hyman David

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
1916
Date of Death
August 03, 1941
Place of Burial
Devon, England
Cemetery
Exeter Jewish Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
J-5089
Rank
Pilot Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Pilot Officer Hyman Abrams, R.C.A.F., of Montreal, was killed in a flying accident overseas on August 3, 1941, according to an official report. He had been in England only six weeks when he met his death. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in July 1940 and was given a commission as observer after graduating from Rivers, Manitoba, in May 1941. He went overseas the following month, one of the first members of the R.C.A.F. to cross the Atlantic aboard a bomber. A brother, William Abrams, was the first executive secretary of the War Efforts Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAMSON, David

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Death
May 10, 1945
Place of Burial
Toronto, Ontario
Cemetery
Toronto (Mount Sinai) Memorial Park
Age at Time of Death
34
Enlistment No.
S/39116
Rank
Corporal
Unit
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Notes
Signalman David Abramson, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, of Ansonville, Ontario, was reported dangerously ill on September 26, 1944 (Casualty List M-616). He served overseas before he was discharged.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAMSON (ABRAHAM), Mark Leslie

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date of Birth
November 21, 1919
Date of Death
May 16, 1944
Place of Burial
Assens, Denmark
Cemetery
Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
J-15627
Rank
Flying Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Flying Officer Mark Abramson, of Ottawa, Ontario, was for official purposes presumed dead (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 1152) on May 16, 1944, after having been listed missing after air operations (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 913). He enlisted in the air force on July 1, 1940, and after graduating as a sergeant observer at Rivers, Manitoba, in February 1941 was posted overseas a month later. He was promoted to the rank of flying officer on August 10, 1942. Flying Officer Abramson participated in many flights over Nazi territory and was nearing completion of his second tour of operations when he was reported missing. (Canadian Jews in World War II.)
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ACKER, Sidney

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Material Format
textual record
Date of Birth
1919
Date of Death
November 03, 1942
Place of Burial
Toronto, Ontario
Cemetery
Toronto (Roselawn) Hebrew Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
23
Enlistment No.
R-129960
Rank
Leading Aircraftman
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Leading Aircraftman Sidney Acker, of Guelph, Ontario (R.C.A.F. Casualty List No. 416, November 6, 1942), was killed when the Anson bomber in which he was flying crashed at Dorchester, Ontario.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Archival / Genealogical
Genealogy Records
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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