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100 Year Anniversary.

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Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
One file of textual records
Fonds No.
1256; 5; 00941
Scope and Content
Includes materials related to the 100 year anniversary of the YM-YWHA, including the Beacon anniversary issue, the Sping/Summer issue of the Montreal Jewish Magazine, a copy of a speech given at the House of Commons, and promotional materials for events such as the Wandering Minstrel Show.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
One file of textual records
Scope and Content
Includes materials related to the 100 year anniversary of the YM-YWHA, including the Beacon anniversary issue, the Sping/Summer issue of the Montreal Jewish Magazine, a copy of a speech given at the House of Commons, and promotional materials for events such as the Wandering Minstrel Show.
Date
2010
Fonds No.
1256
Series No.
5
File No.
00941
Storage Location
CTN 041
7-5G
Language
English
Reproduction Restrictions
Reproduction restrictions may apply
Subjects
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal
Beacon (YM-YWHA)
Magazines
Minstrel shows
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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ABER, Ita

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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0184
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organiza…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organization of Canada 1949-1950. Material on the Jewish Child's Day Appeal. Clippings and ephemera re: Zionism, Child's Day, and actor William Shatner, a former Montrealer. 9 Photos of Montreal scenes. Material about Montreal's Talmud Torah, Jewish Artists at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Additions 2001: 2 photos (snapshots) of Camp Hashomer Hadati in Bronte, Ontario, Hebrew textbook and prayer book dated 1979, photo of a 9th-grade class of Baron Byng High School including Ita Aber, Clippings, 2 Videos. Additions post 2001 (passim): Articles written by Ita Aber, information about her artwork and recent exhibitions. Addition 2015: Autobiographical audio interview of Ita Herscovitch Aber recorded in New York January 9, 2015 by Renata Stein; WAV file, 56 minutes, provided on CD. Transcript of interview, done by her daughter Mindy Aber Barad via email correspondence from Israel, 30 pages. Themes covered in the interview include her early life in Montreal, art education at Baron Byng high school with teacher Ann Savage, religious background, mother's involvement in charitable efforts such as the Milk Fund, help given to a German Jewish internee and a Jewish refugee, Ita Aber's work for the Israeli consulate in Montreal in the early 1950s, her establishment in New York circa 1953, her career as a textile artist, encounters with Martin Luther King, and Judy Chicago, art groups such as the Pomegranate Guild, Jewish motifs in artwork.
Date
[ca. 1930]-2015.
Fonds No.
P0184
History Biographical
Ita Aber was born in Montreal, in 1932 and grew up in a family dedicated to Zionist and charitable causes. She later moved to New York, where she made her name as an artist. As described in a 2001 article; "Ita Aber is an artist who delights in unconventional formats that provide unique and startling insights into Jewish Life. Her work is found in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the fabric arts, which is by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber, the fabric arts explode in scale to include the diverse skills of embroidering, beadwork, sewing, appliqué, silkscreen, jewelry design, weaving, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. The stunning range of her talents is reflected in the vast array of work and Judaic objects she has produced, from wall hangings, jewelry, and sculpture to Torah covers, etrog boxes, and Purim masks." Ita Aber is also known as a conservator of textiles, an art historian, a curator, teacher, and the author of The Art of Judaic Needlework: Traditional and Contemporary designs (Scribner 1979).
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Mrs. Ita Aber.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P01/12, P93/08, and subsequent additions (ongoing to P15/04.). Associated material: Clippings by and about Canadian-born journalist Sam Orbaum (1956-2002), a Jerusalem Post humour columnist (donated by Ita Aber and filed under his name.) General note: The biography is from an article published in The Artists Proof, Spring 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
Images
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ABRAHAMSON, Zelda

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Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
CJC0001; ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
2013
Fonds No.
CJC0001
Series No.
ZB (General Documentation: Personalia)
Notes
Professor of sociology at Acadia University, research on ethnography of Jewish Holocaust survivors. File characteristics: Clippings. Relates to material outside Montreal.
Name Access
ABRAHAMSON, Zelda
Subjects
Zelda ABRAHAMSON
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Adam Stotland, Montreal/ cantor and lead role in 'Soul Doctor', Yiddish play about Shlomo Carlebach

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn77990
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
P0161; SC 2070-56
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Date
June 3, 2014
Fonds No.
P0161
Item No.
SC 2070-56
Notes
Interview by Leslie Lutsky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Adam Stotland, Mtl/ klezmer musician, Hebrew blue grass music - Jewgrass

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49546
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
P0161; SC 1962
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Date
Sept. 08, 2010
Fonds No.
P0161
Item No.
SC 1962
Notes
Interview by Leslie Lutsky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Administration Series

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80572
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Community Council = Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir = The Jewish Federation of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
O0043; Administration Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of constitution and amendments, (1934, 1943, 1974); lists of names of Vaad executive, representatives and officers, (1934 - 1985); statistics of the Ottawa community, (1941 - l984); financial material, (l934 - l984); personnel appointments, salaries and benefits, (l946 - l990); pres…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Community Council = Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir = The Jewish Federation of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of constitution and amendments, (1934, 1943, 1974); lists of names of Vaad executive, representatives and officers, (1934 - 1985); statistics of the Ottawa community, (1941 - l984); financial material, (l934 - l984); personnel appointments, salaries and benefits, (l946 - l990); press releases, (1944 - l970); calendar of community events, (1952, l971 - 1977); legal agreement with the Public Archives of Canada, (1973); Hy Hochberg office diary, (1974 - 1978, l983); organization charts, (1977 - l987); publications; studies and seminars. Box 10 Constitution. - 1934, 1943, 1950, 1969, 1974, 1983, 1997. - 5 folders. Contains constitutions with amendments and revisions of 1934 and l943, and l974 constitution and its drafts. Box 11 Names of community officials. - 1934 - l985. - 3 folders. Contains names of the executive, representatives, officers, members of the board of trustees, schedules of meetings and attendance for the executive. Box 11 Community statistics. - 1941 - 1984. - 3 folders. Contains names of leaders of agencies, institutions, affiliated organizations, population profiles, correspondence to obtain statistical material, 1981 statistical data; Ottawa religious survey, 1943. Box 11 Financial material. - 1934 - 2002. - 11 folders Contains annual financial statements, (1934 - 1984); statements of secretary's expenses, (1939 - 1946); communal expenses, (1944 - 1946); detailed receipts and disbursements, (1934 - 1947, 1952 - 1958); financial receipts, sample, (1940 - 1964); ledger accounts (1934 - 1935); income tax deductions from wages and salaries, (1940 - 1946); workmen's compensation; budgets, (1969 - 1982) and some income tax information. Box 12 Personnel Committee. - 1946 - 1956, 1968-1982. - 2 folders Committees established to appoint personnel and establish benefits, including pension plan, both for the Vaad Ha'Ir and the Jewish Community Centre. Early committee named Joint Vaad Ha'Ir Jewish Community Centre Personnel Committee. Contains minutes, notices of meetings and pension proposals. Box 12 News clippings and press releases. - 1940-1986. - 3 folders Contains news clippings collected by Vaad Ha'Ir office about Ottawa Jewish activities, festivals and people; press releases written by Hy Hochberg. Some material with individual events and committees. Box 12 Community calendar of events. - 1952, 1971 - 1977. 2014. - 1 folder. Contains a monthly community calendar of events from May to October, published by the Authorization and Audit Committee in 1952 and the Women's Committee from 1974. Box 12 Pension and medical plans. - 1956 - 1973. - 2 folders. Contains reports from insurance companies, assessments and correspondence about possible plans for Vaad Ha'Ir employees. Also pension plan with Standard Life Assurance Company commenced in 1971 and monthly statements. Box 12 Group life insurance plan. - 1959 - 1968. - 1 folder. Contains a life insurance plan for employees of the Vaad Ha'Ir and affiliates and correspondence, costs and lists of employees covered by the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada. Box 12 Medical surgical plan. - 1964 - 1967 - 1970. - 1 folder. Contains a group medical plan written by the Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada. Contains correspondence, lists of names covered by the plan and claims made by the employees. Box 12 Legal agreement with Public Archives of Canada. - 1973. - 1 folder. Contains agreement, correspondence and inventory of Ottawa Jewish community records transferred to the Public Archives of Canada. Box 12 Hy Hochberg Day-Timer Diary. - 1974 - 1978, 1983. - 4 folders. Contains handwritten, daily account of appointments, events and work to be accomplished. Day-Timers include the periods, January, 1974 to December, 1975, January 1977 to December 1978, January - June, 1983. Box 13 Organization structure. - 1965 - 2011. - 1 folder. Contains staff structure and job descriptions of Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir and United Jewish Appeal of Ottawa positions and members names. Box 13 Jewish Information and Referral Service. - 1977. - 4 items. Items are Jewish Information and referral service, March, l977; Shalom! Welcome to Ottawa, undated; Directory of services for senior adults in the Ottawa Jewish Community, l989. Box 13 Report of a survey of the older Jewish population of Ottawa - Carleton / Commissioned by the Jewish Community Council of Ottawa and its Social Service Council. Submitted by the Survey Committee, Albert Rivers, Chairman. Ottawa, Sept. 1979. 11 p. 2 copies. Box 13 Executive Committee Seminar (1979 Sept. 9: Lac Cayament). - l979. - l folder. Contains discussion guide for issues facing the Ottawa Jewish Community and supporting documentation for the seminar. Box 13 Computer Feasibility Study. - 1980 - l981. - 1 folder. Contains a study to determine the feasibility of an information processing system for the Vaad Ha'Ir and of consolidating the accounting and housekeeping functions of the Vaad Ha'Ir and the Jewish Community Centre; chronology of events, studies, minutes of meeting, June, 1981. Box 13 Staff salaries & fringe benefits. - 1983 - 1988. - 2 folders. Contains list of staff names, salaries and benefits of the Vaad Ha'Ir and United Jewish Appeal. Also inter-office memos and letters concerning salary levels. Box 13 Office reorganization and comparative salaries. - 1987. - 1 folder. Contains salary ranges from comparable Jewish community councils and correspondence. Box 11 Search Committee. - 1987 - 1989. - 2 folders. Contains correspondence and resumes of candidates for the position of Director of Planning. Also interview notes of Gerry Koffman. Committee members were Mr Gerald Berger, Dr. Eli Rabin, Dr. Bernard Dolansky, Lorry Greenberg, Dr. Maureen Molot. Box 13 Performance evaluations. - 1988. - 1 folders. Contains evaluations of some staff members by Gittel Tatz. Box 13 Search Committees. - 1988. - 1 folder. Contains correspondence for position of Executive Director. Includes resumes of applicants. Committee members were Mr. Gerald Berger, Dr. Eli Rabin, Dr. Bernard Dolansky, Lorry Greenberg, Dr. Maureen Molot. Gerry Koffman was appointed. Box 13 Search Committee. - 1989. - 1 folder. Contains correspondence of the search committee of Stephen Greenberg, Dr. Eli Rabin, Lionel Shinder, Dan Kimmel, Gerry Koffman for the position of Campaign Director, United Jewish Appeal and resumes of candidates. Box 13 Search Committee. - 1990. - 1 folder. Contains resumes of candidates and interview notes of Gerry Koffman for the search committee established for the position of Community relations officer. Ruth Kahane appointed. Box 13 Search Committee. - 1990. - 1 folder. Contains Ottawa Jewish Bulletin ad and one resume for the position of Campaign Associate, United Jewish Appeal. Box 14 Search Committee - 1993-1994 - 1 Folder Contains resumes and canidates names for the position of Executive Director. Also contains correspondence of committee and an email confirming the resignation of Gerry Koffman.
Date
1934 - 2011
Fonds No.
O0043
Series No.
Administration Series
Access Restriction
Staff Salary material restricted
Personnel Committee material restricted.
Performance Evaluation material restricted.
Related Material
Related material in Minutes series, Organization meeting minutes. Related material in Correspondence series. Executive correspondence. Hy Hochberg. Congregations for additional financial material.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Adrian Humphreys and Marvin Elkind, Toronto/ Adrian is author, 'The Weasel: a double life in the Mob', Marvin is the subject of the book, a Jewish gangster who became police informer

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49591
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
P0161; SC 1982-54
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Date
11/22/2011
Fonds No.
P0161
Item No.
SC 1982-54
Notes
Interview by Leslie Lutsky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Agi Romer Segal, Calgary. Librarian/archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn49529
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Fonds No.
P0161; SC 1953
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
LUTSKY, Leslie = Jewish Digest Radio Show.
Description Level
Item
Material Format
sound recording
Date
June 14, 2010
Fonds No.
P0161
Item No.
SC 1953
Notes
Interview by Leslie Lutsky
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Agudath Achim Congregation Perth fonds

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Collection
Agudath Achim Congregation Perth fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 textual record ; 6 photographs : col.
Fonds No.
C0003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Agudath Achim Congregation Perth fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 textual record ; 6 photographs : col.
Date
[ca. 1980] - 2015
Fonds No.
C0003
History Biographical
Agudath Achim Congregation was created December 16, 1946 and in 1947 obtained the building at 15 - 17 Harvey Street in the Town of Perth, Ontario. The first directors were Louis Karakowsky (also Karakofsky), Abraham Cohen, David Hoffman, Joseph Hoffman, Boris Haber, Isadore Levine and Harry Handler. The Jewish Community used one half of the building as its synagogue and rented out the other half as a residence. In 1980, due to insufficient numbers, the synagogue closed and the building was sold to Paul Byington, a local antiques dealer, who converted the property to residential use. Byington restored a number of the building's heritage features and was instrumental in obtaining heritage designation for the property on January 30, 1984. The building was built in 1830 as the private residence of John Doran (merchant and developer), an early settler of Perth originally from Wexford, Ireland. In 1834, the Bathhurst Courier Newspaper announced the opening of St. George's Hotel under the management of William Cross. By 1851 the business had been taken over and renamed Patterson's Hotel by James Patterson. Changing ownership again in 1874, it once again became a private residence and remained so with various owners until the mid-1900's. In 1980, after the synagogue's closing, Bob Smolkin, a native of Perth, presented the Torah from Agudath Achim synagogue to Beit Rayim Synagogue in Richmond Hill, Ontario outside Toronto.
Related Material
Ontario Jewish Archives
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Agudath Israel Congregation fonds

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Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events
Fonds No.
C0005
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, Gener…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Agudath Israel Congregation fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 boxes, 3 scrapbooks; 28 CD's containing photographs of events
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the administrative records of the synagogue including minutes, annual meetings, financial, bulletins and the rich programming of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, Malca Pass Library. Files contain: Minutes of the Board 1949-1986, 1993-2007, Annual Meetings - 1949-1986, 1991-2007, General Meetings, 1953-1981, various committees, 1955-1996; Bulletins (1948- 2009 with some gaps), Agudath Israel Men’s Club, (1961-1980); Sisterhood membership, (1938-1940,1956 - 1987), minutes of meetings, (1955-1997), Newsletters, (1955- 1984), Cinderella Ball, (1962-1983), Nearly New Shop (1968-2000) and other programs; history and milestones, (1949-1989); religious material and synagogue programs, (1955-1989); building records, (1953-1963); financial statements, (1961,1962.1973); Congregation membership, (1955-1980); correspondence by subject, Rabbi Fine (1982-1988) and some Congregation Presidents, (1958-1986); Malca Pass Library minutes of meetings (1984-1996) and book discussion material. BOX 1 Constitution - 1941-1982; Legal Contracts/Documents: Lapierre Ave, Architectural Drawings; Board of Trustees Minutes - 1949-1979; Quarterly and Annual General Meetings - 1980-1986 and 1992-2007; BOX 2 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1949-1986; BOX 3 - Minutes General Board Meeting Minutes - 1993-2007; BOX 4 Board/Committee Membership Lists 1962 - 1985 A. H. Lieff Cultural Fund Committee Adult Education Committee Art & Decor, Furnishings, House Committee Holocaust Memorial Sculpture Committee Building and Planning Committee 1955 - 1963 Building Committee 1963 - 1965 Building Committee - Addition 1966 - 1968 Catering Committee 1961 - 1980 Finance Committee 1954 - 1956 Judaic Enrichment Committee Membership Committee Ritual Committee 1961 - 1969 Ritual Committee 1977 - 1981 Ritual Committee 1982 - 1984 Ritual Committee 1985 - 1992 Ritual Committee 1993 - 1996 Social Action And Public Policy 1992 - 2002 Strategic Planning 1995 - 1996 Youth Committee 1965 - 1966, 1977 - 1984 Amalgamation Task Force - 2013 Miscellaneous Committees BOX 5 Financial Statements 1955 - 1965, 1966 - 1972, 1978 - 1980 Financial Receipts 1975 - 1980 Financial Contributions to Other Religious Organizations 1974 - 1981 Seat Rentals 1975 - 1976 Financial Cemetery Trees Cemetery Sections Miscellaneous Programs Brownies and Scouts Camp Ramah Choir Refugees (Boat People) Shabbat Dinner Special Shabbatot Theatre Programs Youth Programs BOX 6 Congregation Membership Lists 1943 - 1998 Conference on Intermarriage 1973 United Synagogue of America Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbi Roy D. Tannenbaum Rabbi B. Friedberg correspondence re: Kallah March 1966 Genealogical Records for Aliyot Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates 1981- 1990 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates (with gaps) - 1992 - 2012; Correspondence re: Bar/Bat Mitzvah- 1993 - 2013; Lists Bar/Bat Mitzvah 1972 - 1983 High Holiday Arrangements Passover Simhat Torah List - Lulav and Etrog Geniza Applications for Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 - 1980 Correspondence re: Memorial/Yahrzeit Plaques 1972 - 1980 Education Miscellaneous Awards & Certificates - 1985 - ; Miscellaneous Lists Congregation Obituaries - 2014; BOX 7: Correspondence series Correspondence - 1958-2011; BOX 8 (a) Bulletins, 1948 - 1979 BOX 8 (b) Bulletins, 1980 - 1999 BOX 8 (c) Various Publications including: Bulletins, 2000 - 2014; Yizkor Services, 2004; Sabbath and High Holiday Services Expansion of Women's Participation in Torah Services Correspondence - 1996, 2004-2007 (with gaps) Shabbat Sheets - 1995; Shabbat Sheets - 1996; Shabbat Sheets - September 1998 - December 1999; Shabbat Bulletins - January 25, 2008 - Schedule of Services 2003- 2008; Communiques - Search for new clergy - 2011, Amalgamation with Beth Shalom - 2015; BOX 9: History and Milestones History and Milestones: 1949-1989; BOX 10: Men’s Club Minutes - 1960-1969; Constitution, Lists and Correspondence - 1960-1982; Bulletins and Programs; BOX 11: Malca Pass Library: History, Minutes (1965-1974), (1984-1991), (1992-1996), (1997-2005) Music Sub-committee Minutes 1993, Correspondence 1985-1998, Human Resources/Staffing - Restricted, Memorial Funds 1993, Book Club Membership Lists 1990 - 2005, Book Discussion Group (1989-1993), (1994-1997), (1997-2004) Articles, Misc. 1964-1975 BOX 12: Agudath Israel Sisterhood Minutes Blank Letterhead and Envelopes; By-Laws 1955-1958 - Executive Board Meeting Minutes 1962 - 1997 - separate files of Board and general Meeting Minutes [no year contains complete records of meetings] Sisterhood suspended June 25, 1997 BOX 13 (a) Agudath Israel Sisterhood Cinderella Ball Scrapbooks 1980 Green Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, guest lists, minutes of organizational meetings, correspondence, seating plan, menu, pictures. 1975 Red Album: Cinderella Ball - contains program, correspondence 1972 Blue Scrapbook: program, guest list, correspondence 1971 Yellow Hilroy Exercise Book: guest list, minutes, correspondence, flyers 1970 Extra large Scrapbook: guest list, correspondence, flyer [unboxed] April 1960 Scrapbook: “The Jewish House Beautiful” Extra Large Financial records 1964-1965; 1967-1968 1961-1972 X Large Blue Album: flyers, news articles, sisterhood information 1972-1973 Blue Album: Program flyers 1973 – large Sisterhood Photo BOX 13 (b) Agudath Israel Sisterhood Nearly New Shop /Cinderella Ball 2 plaques: 1) Newspaper article (undated) about Nearly New Shop and Mgr Beryl Ben-Reuven; 2) article from Kitchissippi Times Mar 2005 about the Nearly New Shop and Mgr Sharon Fitch. Turquoise Folder - Historical Mementos of Nearly New Shop Red Binder 2000-2005 advertising ads for NN shop A: Nearly New Files: 1) Correspondence – Undated – 3 thank you notes Undated – contact numbers for emergencies 2003 – Procedures - Tikvah program 2002 – Alarm System July, 2000 – thank you note for a donation of t-shirts to a girl’s camp. September, 1997 - October, 2000 – Purchase of recycling material from Nearly New Shop by Salvation Army Ottawa Nov 2000 – packing slip Nov 1999 – window cleaning 1998 – 2 order forms 1999 – Jobs Connect May, 1997 - ?? June 13, 1997 – thank you note for a typewriter June 18, 1997 – thank you note re children’s clothing sent to Le Pedrera, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 2) 1996-2006 – Blue Account Book of Sales 3) Financial Statements – June 30, 1965 - June 30, 1975 — official financial statements June 30, 1968 - 2 copies plus written notes re CB June 30, 1998-June 30, 1999 — official financial statements July 31, 1976 — rough (unaudited) statements of income and expenses 1982 – “ ” 1984 – xerox copies of income and expenses; deposits and receipts 1993-1997 – Comparative graphs – gross receipts 1995-1998 – Comparative Graphs 1996-1998 – “ ” 1998-2002 – “ ” 4) 1977-1980 — List of Nearly New credit accrued to AGI sisterhood members 5) undated – handwritten instructions (no name) for Nearly New dinner event 1985 correspondence March 18, 1999 meeting minutes May 2, 2000 meeting minutes B: Cinderella Ball files: 1) Undated - correspondence 1970-1983 – correspondence with souvenir program advertisers 1976-1983 – correspondence re prizes for CB 2) Financial Statements 1969, 1971-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1981-1982 – Audited statements 1966-1971, 1975-1980 — Unaudited statements [2 copies 1979] 1966-1973 – Comparative reports 3) 1973, 1976, 1977 (2) – Floor Plans, guest lists, RSVP’s 4) General File – Undated items on duties of CB committee 1976, 1977, 1981 - Scripts and songs 1976, 1978-1980 – musician’s guild contracts 1974, 1975-1981 – written introduction comments 1975, 1981 – debriefing notes 5) 1966-1983 CB Invitational Flyers 6) 1966-1971 – CB invitations (signed by guests) 7) undated CB lists; 1974-1981 – CB Lists 8) no date – debriefing notes 1976-1983 – meeting minutes 9) CB flyers, several programs, RSVP’s 10) 1963 Publicity Scrapbooks – 1964-1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973-1974. 1963-1983 inclusive – Loose programs for CB 11) First CB (1962) – Speech/Souvenirs Box 14 Agudath Israel Sisterhood 1) Undated: “On the Question of Women in the Synagogue” Anon Apr 30, 1974 Address (7 pages) given by Rose Kiesler, Eastern Canadian Conference 1984 Thank you speech Anon Agudath Israel Sisterhood Bulletins 2) 1950s 1955, Feb 15 1957, Dec, Sept 1958, Mar, May, Sept 1959, Jan, Apr, May 3) 1960s 1960- 1961Sisterhood inserts from the Agudath Israel Bulletin 1964, May 1965, Oct, Nov 1966, May, Nov 1967, Jan 1968, Jan, Nov, Dec 1969, Jan, Feb, Mar 4) 1970s 1970, Jan, Feb 1971, Nov 1972, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov 1973, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Sept, Oct-Nov, Dec 1974, Jan, Feb, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1975, Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1976, Jan, Feb, mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 1977, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec 1978, Jan, Feb, Apr, June, Sept, Nov, Dec 1979, Feb?, Mar, May, June, Oct, Nov, Dec 1980s 1980, May, Nov 1983, Oct, Nov 1984, Mar, Apr, May 5) Chanuka Gelt Luncheons Undated material 1953 - flyer 1974-1978 – Reports 198?-1990 – flyers 6) General Correspondence i) 1966-1983 ii) 1984-1995 7) Financial Statements 1955 Bank Book 1956-1958 1962, 1969-1974, 1976-1978, 1980, 1984 Financial disbursements lists 1966-1969 Handwritten Finance notes – 1984, 1985 8) Sept 1989 – 40th anniversary of Sisterhood Speech (anon) 9) Installation - 1965-1966 1981 10) Minutes Undated notes plus report on Tikvah program of Camp Ramah May 18, 1977 Meeting with Vice-Presidents June 15, 1977 Meeting with Rabbi June 22, 1977 re Program June 29, 1977 re Program; Inge Hoffman presiding June 24, 1977 Correspondence, Women’s Cttee of the Ottawa Va’ad July 12, 1977 “ “ “ Oct 26, 1977 “ “ “ Jan 17, 1978 “ “ “ March 13, 1978 Book Fair Committee March 29, 1978 JCC Ottawa correspondence April 25, 1978 Youth Commission Meeting 11) Officers and Members of Sisterhood - Lists 1938-1939 1956-1961 1965-1966, 1967-1968 1973-1974, 1976, 1977-1979 1980-1987? Sisterhood Program Flyers 12) 1950s 13) 1960s 14) 1970s 15) 1980s Eclectic, not complete 16) 1975-1976 Recipes 17) Reports on Sisterhood Presidency experience 1948-1949, Elsie Baker 1956, Claire Fogel 1960, Sandra Ritter 1964-1966, Jen Shinder 1966-1969, Dorothy Lieff 1969-1971, Millie Wolfe 1971-1973, Miriam Levitin 1975-1976, Sandra Levinson?? Reports – 1962-1963, 1964-1965, 1977 plus report on Malca Library Report on National Biennial Convention - 1972, 1974, 1976 President’s Reports – 1974-1975, 1977 Sisterhood report – 1976, Oct 1977, Oct 1978-1979, 1980-1981, 1984-1985 Report on Book review Series – Sept 1977 18) 1983 Women’s Rosh Chodesh Minyan 19) Dec 9, 1978 Tapestry Dedication Meeting Minutes (incomplete), Notes, Pictures, Shabbat Service thanking craftswomen, newspaper articles Box 15 Correspondence between Agudath Israel Sisterhood and The Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Torah Fund Box 16 Agudath Israel Sisterhood Photographs 1973 Cinderella Ball, Adele Shinder, Chair 1976-1977 Sisterhood 1977-1978 Inge Hoffman, President 1978 Cally Kardish, President 1978 Cinderella Ball Tapestry Slides 1979 Cinderella Ball 1979-1980 Sisterhood Event, Cally Kardish, President 1981 Cinderella Ball 1983 Cinderella Ball 1987 Chanuka Luncheon; Easter Brunch Meeting May 1988 Negatives Rabbi Fine Eulogies, unveilings, speeches and correspondence described in separate fonds. 28 CD's containing photographs of various events at Agudath Isreal by Sylvia Klein. Some programs and events include: Agudath participation in Walkathon and Aviv Festival 2004 and 2005, Tov Breakfast 2009 Minyancers, Dr. David Brooks, Cantor Concert, Bat Mitzvah Ladies, Margo Rostron VIP Luncheon, Purim 2006, "Wishman" Luncheon 2007, Rabbi Wayne Allen 2005, Honourable Herb Gray, Cantor Shneur M. Bielak, Bertram Loeb, Professor Kaplan on Heschel 2005, Rabbi Arnold Fine Retirement Dinner 2004, Adult Education 2004 with Rabbi Wayne Allen, Pizmon Choir 2005, Purim 2007 etc. B&W photograph of either the Agudath Israel Sisterhood or the Cinderella Ball? - 1973 (see 5-332).
Date
1938 - 2013
Fonds No.
C0005
History Biographical
In September, 1932, aproximately 16 families headed by Mr. J. Taller united to form a minyan (quorum) for the High Holidays in the West End. In April, 1936, the group organized itself into a permanent Congregation which was chartered under the name Agudath Israel in 1938. The first president was Harry Leikin. Founders of Aguath Israel were Jacob Taller, Harry Leikin, Alexander Kelman, Morris Goldberg, S. Blushinsky, Norman Kalin, S. Tanner, M. Kilinovsky, Abraham Borts, Max Cooper, David Rubin, Israel Hartman, Jacob Ages, Morris Feldberg, S. Dieks and J. Gruvick. In March, 1938 at a cost of $3000, the St. Mathias Anglican Church at 17 Fairmont Avenue was purchased as a sanctuary. The Fairmount synagogue was officially opened by Rabbi Fasman in March, 1940. The next congregation move was to 30 Rosemount. In 1947, the Honourable Abraham H. Lieff became President of the Congregation. Early into his seventeen year tenure as President, the Congregation moved from an orthodox mentality to a conservative one. On March 11, 1951 the Congregation became affiliated with the United Synagogue of America. In 1954, eight acres of land bounded by Kirkwood, Coldrey and Laperriere was purchased, with construction of the new Synagogue beginning in 1958. The new Synagogue at 1400 Coldrey Ave. was opened in 1960. The new sanctuary was dedicated in 1966. Until 1949, community Rabbis in Ottawa were shared. Rabbi Fasman officiated at the opening of 17 Fairmount and Rabbi Kravetz conducted High Holidays in the early 1940s. In 1948, Rabbi Morris D. Margolis was engaged as the first spiritual leader of the Congregation, followed by Rabbis Samuel Burstein, 1951-1959, Michael Kurz, (1959-1961), J. Benjamin Friedberg, 1961- 1974, Roy Tanenbaum, 1974-1976, Irving Schreier, 1976-1982, Arnold Fine, 1982-____ (Rabbi Fine was appointed Rabbi Emeritus in 2004), Charles S. Popky (____-____), Barry Schlesinger (____-2013). Cantor Aptowitzer served the congregation from 1952 to 1994, followed by Samuel Linkovsky, and Stephen Chaiet. A gala celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the congregation was held on April 11, 1989 at 1400 Coldrey. An exhibition of photographs and an anniversary booklet entitled “50th Anniversary” was produced. The first female president of the Synagogue was installed in 1989 and women were also invited to participate more fully in ritual aspects of the synagogue. Women's participation continued to grow since that time. Since 2006, women have been eligible for any aliyah and are also permitted to read Torah. Synagogue Presidents 1936-42 Harry Leikin 1942-47 Morris Goldberg 1947-63 Abraham Lieff 1963-65 David Loeb 1965-66 Casey Swedlove 1966-68 Stanley Katz 1968-70 Israel Shinder 1970-71 Jack Vinokur 1971-73 Norman Potechin Sisterhood Presidents 1936-46 Mrs. Alex Kelman 1947-48 Mrs. Harry Leikin 1948-49 Mrs. Harry Baker 1949-54 Mrs. Norman Loeb 1954-55 Mrs. Julius Leikin 1955-58 Mrs. Henry Pass 1958-59 Mrs. Bert Migicovsky 1959-60 Mrs. Sam Rothberg 1960-61 Mrs. Robert Ritter 1961-63 Mrs. Jack Fogel 1963-64 Mrs. Stanley Katz 1964-66 Mrs. Israel Shinder 1966-69 Mrs. Max Lieff 1969-71 Mrs. Ted Wolfe 1971-73 Mrs. Nathan Levitin Men's Club Presidents 1946-59 Ben Flesher 1959-60 Phil Sugarman 1960-61 Al LaPorter 1961-62 Israel Shinder 1962-63 Arnold Greenberg 1963-64 Jack Vinokur 1964-66 Jack Feiner 1966-67 Jack Binder 1967-69 Norman Potechin 1969-70 Leonard Dworkin 1970-71 Percy Levine 1971-73 Jack Gordon
Arrangement
1. Arranged by Estelle Gunner, volunteer and Agudath Israel member, 2007. She inquired about the missing minutes so this is a definitive position. 2. Receipts retained under the financial series, indicate activities for which there are no other records i.e. Boys Breakfast Club 1966/YSO 1968.
Notes
1. History taken from “Agudath Israel: 50th anniversary”, 1989. 2. Bulletins received on a regular basis. 3. Minutes between 1986 and 1993 were lost in a flood at Agudath Israel Congregation. 4. The Sisterhood dwindled by 1996 because the same women were always approached for projects and younger women began working outside the home. 5. Information for fonds level description was taken from finding aid written by Shirley Berman and Hagit Hadaya. 6. Further accrual of Sisterhood Newsletters donated by Roz Dreskin, January 2001. 7. Further accrual of 42nd Girl Guide Company photograph donated by Estelle Gunner, February 2000. 8. Malca Pass Library material donated by Estelle Gunner, February 28, 2005 and 2010. 9. Further accrual of sod turning invitation to the new synagogue, 1958 10.Women's participation history taken from Agudath Israel web site, September, 2008. 11. CD's donated via Marie Levine in December 2009. Cinderella Ball material donated via Marie Levine in January 2009. 12. Malca Pass Minutes 1965 - 1974, 1983 - 2000 (includes financial reports, correspondence etc.) donated by Jack Schecter Dec 2010
Access Restriction
Minutes within 10 years of creation are open to only members of the Agudath Israel Congregation.
Related Material
See Morton Taller fonds for History of the Jacob and Ethel Taller Family (a talk presented by the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society) for an account of the very early beginnings of the west end congregation.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Less detail

498 records – page 1 of 50.

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