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Witness to History Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn60296
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
536 video recordings
Scope and Content
The Witness to History program consists of a growing collection of interviews (as of January 20, 2014). The collection counts 536 testimonies: 511 Holocaust survivors (A Holocaust survivor is anyone who suffered and survived persecution for racial and religious, reasons while under Nazi or Axis con…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
WITNESS TO HISTORY COLLECTION (MHMC-02)
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
536 video recordings
Scope and Content
The Witness to History program consists of a growing collection of interviews (as of January 20, 2014). The collection counts 536 testimonies: 511 Holocaust survivors (A Holocaust survivor is anyone who suffered and survived persecution for racial and religious, reasons while under Nazi or Axis control between 1933 and May 8, 1945; or who was forced to live in hiding; or to flee Nazi or Axis onslaught before and during World War Two in order to avoid imminent persecution.); 15 World War Two veterans; 6 Holocaust survivors who are also World War Two veterans; 1 Rescuer; 3 Others. Testimony has been taken from survivors of the ghettos, hidden children, labour camp, concentration camp and death camp prisoners, partisans, liberators, and rescuers. The records accurately reflect the personal history of each of the interviewees, and become a priceless resource for further research and teaching related to Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Date
1994-Present
Creator
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
History Biographical
The Witness to History project was developped by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. The first interviews were conducted in the spring of 1994. The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre’s objective in inaugurating this programme was to record and document as many of the survivors’ histories and experiences as resources permitted. Videotaped interviews are conducted by trained interviewers with emphasis on the survivors’ Holocaust experiences as well as their pre-war lives and their often remarkable post-war efforts to reconstruct normality into their lives in Canada. The Centre’s objective is to continue the Project and provide the facility for those of the Montreal area survivors still willing to come forth and record their experiences towards the education of future generations.
Language
English
Hebrew
French
Hungarian
Russian
Yiddish
Accession No.
2014X.02.01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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Sidney Ofner Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16718
Collection
Sidney Ofner Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 folders of textual material ; 1 CD
Scope and Content
Contains the publication Sidney Ofner: A Soldier’s Story, 1942-1944, compiled by Suzan Horovitch, as well as copies of the letters written by Sidney Ofner and a CD copy of the book.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sidney Ofner Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 folders of textual material ; 1 CD
Scope and Content
Contains the publication Sidney Ofner: A Soldier’s Story, 1942-1944, compiled by Suzan Horovitch, as well as copies of the letters written by Sidney Ofner and a CD copy of the book.
Date
1992-1995
Storage Location
7-3C
Creator
Suzan Horovitch
History Biographical
In 1993 Suzan Horovitch (née Green) began the task of typing out her uncle Sidney Ofner’s letters, written home to Montreal during his station in Europe in World War II. Sidney Ofner was in Italy when he was killed supporting a trench on January 15, 1944. Suzan Horovitch and her husband Art spent several years compiling into a book the letters as well as official Canadian Forces correspondence regarding Sidney. The Horovitch’s also tracked down and contacted several veterans whom had served with Sidney in order to gather all information possible on his time in the army and his death. Sidney Ofner was the only son of Alexander and Tillie Ofner, both of Montreal. Mr. Ofner ran a women’s ready-to-wear garment store, in which Sidney also worked. He was a graduate of Strathcona Academy. Sidney enlisted in the Victoria Rifles of Canada in 1942, going overseas in 1943. He was later stationed to North Africa with a reinforcement regiment and then with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Italy in the fall of 1943. Sidney’s sister Marjorie, mother of Leona (mentioned in the letters) and Suzan) saved all of the letters from her brother.
Custodial History
Transferred to the JPL-A by Suzan Horovitch
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Helfield/Gallay Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16735
Collection
Helfield/Gallay Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.33m textual records ; 200 photographs ; 60 artefacts
Scope and Content
Series 1 and series 2 include textual records arranged chronologically. Series 3 consists of group photographs related to Wilfred Gallay’s professional life and a group of family snapshots dating mostly from the 1920s. Series 4 consists of religious objects, and kitchen and tailoring artefact…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Helfield/Gallay Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.33m textual records ; 200 photographs ; 60 artefacts
Scope and Content
Series 1 and series 2 include textual records arranged chronologically. Series 3 consists of group photographs related to Wilfred Gallay’s professional life and a group of family snapshots dating mostly from the 1920s. Series 4 consists of religious objects, and kitchen and tailoring artefacts documenting the spiritual, domestic and professional life of members of the Helfield and Gallay families over more than a century.
Date
ca189[?]-ca198[?]
Storage Location
Bay 3
History Biographical
Tylia Helfield Tylia Helfield was born in Montreal in 1934. She received her (BFA) from Concordia University in. She is a writer, printmaker and artist. Eric Sidney Helfield Eric Sidney Helfield was born in Montreal in 1931. (where he lived and went to school) He was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in 1952 and a (BCL, 1955) from McGill University. He was a barrister and served for 14 years, between 1976 and 1990, as councilor of the former City of Côte-Saint-Luc. Eric Helfield died 3 October 1992 in Montreal. Marks Ellis Marks Ellis was born in Lithuania in 1873. A tailor by trade, he immigrated via London to Montreal in 1895, accompanied by his wife Mary. He established Bellingham Cleaners in the 1930s, at the corner of Bellingham and Maplewood streets (now rue Vincent-d’Indy and boulevard Edouard-Montpetit) and operated the business for two years. He worked as a tailor during the Second World War for Sterling Clothing on Park Avenue, and at Scott’s Clothing. In 1927, Ellis was involved in the founding of the United Commercial Loan Syndicate, formed by Jewish businessmen who gave loans at low interest rates to Jewish immigrants. He was also one of the founders of the Congregation Shaare Zedek in Montreal. He retired in 1956 at the age of 82 and died in Montreal on 26 December 1965. Ellis was the maternal grandfather of Eric Helfield. Children: Barnett, Mildred, Samuel. Brother of Bluma Ellis. Wilfred Gallay (Dr) Wilfred Gallay was born 10 June 1906 in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He went to elementary school and later obtained a First Class Teacher’s Certificate in Calgary, Alberta. Gallay studied chemistry at McGill University in Montreal, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1930. He carried out post-doctoral research at the University of Leipzig and at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin, Germany. On his return to Canada, he worked at the National Research Council in Ottawa, becoming head of the Section on Colloids and Plastics. From 1944 to 1953, he was a consultant to Canadian and American firms and from 1953 until his retirement in 1971, he was Director of Research and Member of the Board of Directors of the E. B. Eddy Company in Hull, Quebec. In the course of his career, Gallay published some 85 scientific papers chiefly in the field of colloid or surface chemistry and was the recipient of several fellowships, awards and honours, including the Bolton Award the Technical Section Medal from the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, and the Plummer Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Gallay was also involved with several scientific organizations and served namely on various committees of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association and as Secretary General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He was a prominent member of the Jewish community in Ottawa. Wilfred Gallay married Birdie Silver in 19xx, and was the father of Tylia Helfied. He died in Toronto.
Language
English, Yiddish, Hebrew
Custodial History
Donated by Tilya Helfield
Notes
Further accurals expected.
Subjects
Helfield family
Helfield, Tilya
Gallay family
Furriers
Fur trade
Tailors
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Mannie Lecker Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn16743
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Mannie Lecker Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
.4m of mixed material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of wartime memorabilia and propaganda collected by Mr. Lecker during his service in Europe in World War II.
Date
1885-2005 (predominant 1942-1945)
Storage Location
7-3F 7-3G
Creator
Mannie Lecker
History Biographical
Mr. Lecker was born and raised in Montreal. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II and served as ground maintenance crew in the Air Force. Mr. Lecker was present during D-Day invasion, June 06, 1944 and marched across Europe, specifically through France, Holland and Germany. During his time in Europe, Mr. Lecker collected and saved wartime propaganda and memorabilia. Upon discharge from the Forces Mr. Lecker returned to Montreal but travelled often across Canada as a travelling salesman. Mr. Lecker passed away in Montreal in December 2007.
Custodial History
Initial donation was made in 1978 by Mr. Lecker to Paul Trepman, then director of the JPL. In 2005, Mr. Lecker was reconnected to the Library and Archives and made two further donations in 2005 and 2006. The last donation of Mr. Lecker's service medals was made in 2008 after his death.
Name Access
Lecker, Mannie, d.December 2007
Subjects
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans
World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives
Medals
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Galecian Ladies Aid Association Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn33199
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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Copper Portrait Collection

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Collection
Copper Portrait Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 framed copper portraits
Scope and Content
The collection consists of four copper portraits of prominent Jewish leaders Theodor Herzl (2), Nahum Sokolow and Chaim Weizmann. The portraits were given out as subscription premiums by the Jewish Daily Eagle and Canadian Jewish Chronicle.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Copper Portrait Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 framed copper portraits
Scope and Content
The collection consists of four copper portraits of prominent Jewish leaders Theodor Herzl (2), Nahum Sokolow and Chaim Weizmann. The portraits were given out as subscription premiums by the Jewish Daily Eagle and Canadian Jewish Chronicle.
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English
Yiddish
Name Access
Herzl, Theodor
Sokolow, Nahum
Weizmann, Chaim
Subjects
Canadian Jewish Chronicle
Jewish Daily Eagle
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17146
Collection
Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.5 m textual material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, speeches, articles and ephemera dealing with the Segals' professional and personal lives. Also contains numerous historical articles and speeches written and presented by Charles Segal. Numerous photographs illustrating this work also containe…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Charles and Ninel Segal Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.5 m textual material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, speeches, articles and ephemera dealing with the Segals' professional and personal lives. Also contains numerous historical articles and speeches written and presented by Charles Segal. Numerous photographs illustrating this work also contained within the fonds.
Date
1934-2008
Storage Location
5-5G
Creator
Charles and Ninel Segal
History Biographical
Charles Segal was born in Montreal on November 27, 1921 to Hyman Manuel Segal and Fanny (Moscovitch). Mr. Segal's fonds includes numerous details of his decades of work in the political world - from his days of journalism here in Canada and in the U.S., to his role in Histadrut, his meetings with President Truman and work with Oscar Ewing, his work with fair employment practices with the Construction Fund of the State University of New York and so on. Segal married his wife Ninel (Bercovitch) in 1979 and she also has been heavily involved in work in Congressman Mike McNulty. More details are available within the fonds.
Custodial History
Transferred directly from Charles Segal to the JPL-A starting in 2006. Further accurals expected.
Notes
Fonds also includes photographs, currently awaiting arrangement and description into the JPL Photograph Database.
Access Restriction
Restriction on File 006, manuscript of Mr. Segal's biography, marked as so on file.
Subjects
Veterans, Jewish - Canada
Segal, Charles
Segal, Ninel (Bercovitch)
Israel
Israel - Foreign public opinion
Israel - Foreign relations
United States. Congress.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Workmen's Circle of Montreal Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn18200
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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Jewish Public Library

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44539
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1000
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of three individually organized collections based on records from the JPL. The first collection consists of materials organized from the JPL records dated 1914-1971. The second collection consists of material organized from the JPL records dated 1972-1986. The third collectio…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Web site
http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org/en/aboutus/history/
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of three individually organized collections based on records from the JPL. The first collection consists of materials organized from the JPL records dated 1914-1971. The second collection consists of material organized from the JPL records dated 1972-1986. The third collection consists of modern era records and is currently being organized following the creation of an appropriate records management classfication.
Date
1914-current
Fonds No.
1000
History Biographical
The Jewish Public Library (JPL) was founded as a "folks" library, a library for all, in 1914. The creation of the JPL was a result of the consolidation of smaller, organization or ideology-based libraries already in existence. Key to the establishment of the JPL was Keneder Adler editor Reuben Brainin. Already active in Yiddish culture of the Montreal Jewish community, Brainin was a leader in the newly formed JPL until he left Montreal for New York in 1916. Brainin's archive collection was donated to the JPL upon his death in 1939. Until 1950 the Library was an independent body in the Jewish community. In 1952 it became a full member of the Allied Jewish Community Services (today known as FEDERATION CJA), an umbrella organization that conducts annual campaigns and is responsible for providing funding for its constituent agencies. The Library remains independent in that it is not part of the City of Montreal library system. The JPL was also a founding member of the Montreal Association of Indepedent Libraries. The operating language of the Library for the early years of its existence was Yiddish. Not just a place for reading, the Library was central to preserving a place for Yiddish culture in the lives of thousands of newly-arrived Eastern European Jewish immigrants. The Library became a venue for visiting authors, such as Sholem Aleichem in 1915, as well as a space for people to connect to a community as well as learn about their new city. At various points in its history the Library also provided learning opportunities under its Jewish People's University, YIFO. YIFO offered a wide variety of subjects taught by various instructors such as Melech Ravitch and Irving Layton. The Library was also the first home to Yiddish youth theatre, led by the then-newly arrived Dora Wasserman. Today the Library collects material and offers cultural programming in five languages: English, French, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian. While the majority of new acquisitions, and thus the collection, remains focused on Judaica, the Library also provides general interest fiction, non-fiction, movies and music. The Library is further broadened by its Special Collections, which include the Jewish Public Library Archives, a community-based repository focused on social, cultural and educational history, a rare book collection, a Yizkor book collection, the Irving Layton Library Collection, a German Judaica collection, periodicals and Jewish Canadiana and international Jewry ephemeral collections. In 1929 a children's library section was added to the JPL. Now known as the Norman Berman Children's Library, children and their families can access a full-service children's and young adult library offering Judaica and general interest reading (fiction and non-fiction) in the five languages of the Library. In addition to the book, CD, DVD and reading kit collections, the Norman Berman Children's Library also offers year-long programming for children from birth to 14 years of age.
Language
Yiddish
English
French
Hebrew
Russian
Finding Aid
Please contact the JPL Archives directly to search the JPL archival collection.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Brainin, Reuben, 1862-1939
Kaufman, Yehuda, 1886-1976.
Hershman, Hirsch (Harry), 1876-1955
Books
Yiddish
Yiddish theatre
Wasserman, Dora.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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FEDERATION CJA

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn43512
Collection
Federation CJA Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
35.6m multiple media
Fonds No.
1001
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of material deposited by FED CJA offices as well as collected by the JPL-A through the Jewish Canadiana collection. Currently, the fonds is divided into five series based on the present organization: Series I – Minute Books (Bound, Executive and Directors) and Annual Repo…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Federation CJA Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
35.6m multiple media
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of material deposited by FED CJA offices as well as collected by the JPL-A through the Jewish Canadiana collection. Currently, the fonds is divided into five series based on the present organization: Series I – Minute Books (Bound, Executive and Directors) and Annual Reports, Series II – Executive Office, Series III - Campaign FED CJA, Series IV – Marketing and Communications Department, and Series V – Scrapbooks (1935-1967)
Date
1917-2010
Fonds No.
1001
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
FEDERATION CJA was founded in 1916 as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, with the first campaign held in 1917. The Federation originally consisted of 12 Jewish agencies: the Baron de Hirsch Institute, Mount Sinai Sanatorium, Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, Herzl Dispensary and Hospital, the Montreal Hebrew Orphans’ Home, the Montreal Hebrew Sheltering Home, the Ladies Jewish Endeavour Sewing Society, the Young Women’s Hebrew Association, the Beth Israel Day Nursery and Infants’ Home, the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society and the Friendly League of Jewish Women. That first campaign raised $127,000 for support of agencies and community work. In 1951, the name was changed to Federation of Jewish Community Services and then again, in 1965, to Allied Jewish Community Services. The current incarnation of FEDERATION CJA occurred in 1992. Currently, FEDERATION CJA acts as the “central funding, planning, and coordinating body of services for the nearly 93,000 Jews in Montreal and is the one organization that speaks on behalf of the entire community.” Each year FEDERATION CJA raises funds for its various agencies, projects and the community through Combined Jewish Appeal. Today FEDERATION CJA has twelve constituent agencies (Agence Ometz, Bronfman Jewish Education Centre, Bronfman Israel Experience Centre, Camp B'nai Brith, Communaute sepharade unifee du Quebec, Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, Hillel Montreal, JEM Workshop Inc., the Jewish Public Library, the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, and the YM-YWHA Montreal Jewish Community Centre), four funded associated communal organizations (Quebec Jewish Congress - A division of Canadian Jewish Congress, Project Genesis, Quebec-Israel Committee, and United Israel Appeal of Federations Canada, as well as non-funded associated ties with the Jewish Community Council of Montreal, the Synagogue Council of Greater Montreal, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal.
Language
English
French
Hebrew
Yiddish
Russian
Custodial History
The Jewish Public Library has been accepting and preserving material from Federation CJA and the organizations that preceded it since 1917.
Arrangement
This Collection is arranged under the current name of "Federation CJA" but includes material created under former organizational names: Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Federation of Jewish Community Services and Allied Jewish Community Services. Series III, Campaign FED CJA, is an artificially created grouping, arranged by the JPL-A from material collected by the Library since 1917. New series have been added as other offices and departments of FEDERATION CJA deposit permanent archival material with the JPL-A. Individual agencies (e.g. Jewish Public Library) are not included as series within this Fonds. Instead, these agencies stand alone as individual fonds.
Access Restriction
Privacy restrictions may apply.
Finding Aid
A detailed finding aid for the Exectutive Office exists, created by the JPL-A in the early 1970's and updated in 2007 and 2013. An index for the subject files of the Marketing and Communications Department was created in 2007 and is available in the JPL-A.
Accession No.
00-076
12-017 (series c)
12-018 (series c2)
13-012
Subjects
Federation CJA
Federation CJA - Combined Jewish Appeal
Federation CJA - Women's Division
Federation CJA - Young Adult Committee
Federation of Jewish Community Services [Montreal]
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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