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Additional Material

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Collection
JEWISH IMMIGRANT AID SERVICES (JIAS)
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
9.3 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0037; V
Scope and Content
The material is divided into several sub-series based on function including administration, correspondence, minutes, Case Files, news clippings and publications, papers of Dr. Kage, passport application forms, and a small amount of Yiddish papers and clippings.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
JEWISH IMMIGRANT AID SERVICES (JIAS)
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
9.3 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The material is divided into several sub-series based on function including administration, correspondence, minutes, Case Files, news clippings and publications, papers of Dr. Kage, passport application forms, and a small amount of Yiddish papers and clippings.
Date
1926-1983.
Fonds No.
I0037
Series No.
V
History Biographical
This series consists of additional materials from the JIAS collection that were catalogued in February 2015. Some overlaps with previously catalogued material.
Custodial History
This material was received from JIAS in 1984 but was not processed at the time that the original cataloge was created.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: MA 03.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Adelman, Rosalie.

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Collection
FINESTONE family.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
599 photographs.
Fonds No.
P0058; 4
Scope and Content
Finestone family photo album (coded PC 8/L37) 110 pages used containing a total of 599 photos (a few of which are not attached to album). Inclusive dates 1920c-1945c. Montreal, Laurentians, army camp, U.S. Family members and friends, most identified by first name. Many of B.J. Finestone from early …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
FINESTONE family.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
599 photographs.
Scope and Content
Finestone family photo album (coded PC 8/L37) 110 pages used containing a total of 599 photos (a few of which are not attached to album). Inclusive dates 1920c-1945c. Montreal, Laurentians, army camp, U.S. Family members and friends, most identified by first name. Many of B.J. Finestone from early childhood through army days.
Date
1920-1945.
Fonds No.
P0058
Series No.
4
History Biographical
Rosalie Adelman was the mother of Bernard J.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P84/21, P85/27, P86/04, P86/27, P87/02, P91/18, P92/06.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Administrative and Control Records.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn374
Collection
JEWISH COLONIZATION ASSOCIATION (JCA or ICA).
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
I0032; K
Scope and Content
Contains minute books, reports on progress, land, people and agricultural situation of colonies, and reports on Canadian and worldwide ICA activities. Also includes nominal index of Canadian colonists, inspection notes, memos, statistics, correspondence, etc. S-KK includes personal data files on th…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
JEWISH COLONIZATION ASSOCIATION (JCA or ICA).
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Contains minute books, reports on progress, land, people and agricultural situation of colonies, and reports on Canadian and worldwide ICA activities. Also includes nominal index of Canadian colonists, inspection notes, memos, statistics, correspondence, etc. S-KK includes personal data files on the Canadian staff, for internal use only
Date
1901-1978.
Fonds No.
I0032
Series No.
K
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Agencies and institutions Series

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn80577
Collection
Ottawa Jewish Community Council = Ottawa Vaad Ha'Ir = The Jewish Federation of Ottawa fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds No.
O0043; Agencies and institutions Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of minutes, notices of meetings, correspondence and other material of some of the organizations submitting reports to the Vaad, and includes Vaad Hakashruth, Ottawa Talmud Torah, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, State of Isreal bond drive and Canada-Israel Committee, Ottaw…
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 minutes, notices of meetings, correspondence and other material of some of the organizations submitting reports to the Vaad, and includes Vaad Hakashruth, Ottawa Talmud Torah, Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, State of Isreal bond drive and Canada-Israel Committee, Ottawa Region. Each of these agencies and institutions will be arranged and described as separate fonds when time permits. Box 32 Ottawa Talmud Torah. - 1983-1995, 1999, 2000. - 4 folders To provide Jewish, elementary education to children and young people of Ottawa. Contains minutes of meetings between Vaad Ha'Ir and Talmud Torah Board, 1935, 1944, 1972 - 1982; correspondence, 1946 - 1952, 1962, 1973; constitution, 1971; reports including Evaluation of afternoon school by Dr. Lipsitz, Dept of Education and Culture, Canadian Jewish Congress, 1973; budget, 1972 - 1973; pamphlet, 1973. Related financial material in Planning, Priorities and Budget Committee. State of Israel Bond Drive. - 1958 - 1965. - 1 folders. Campaign to sell Israel bonds in Canada. Contains correspondence, 1959 - 1965; report for 1958 bond drive in Ottawa; list of purchasers of $500 and over, 1963; invitations, 1953, 1954; Newsletter Bonds of the Israel Government news: Ottawa edition; program celebrating the first redemption year of Israel bonds in Ottawa, 1964. Ottawa Jewish Home for the Aged (Hillel Lodge). - 1956 - 1982. - 5 folders. Hillel Lodge was founded in 1955, incorporated in 1957, built in 1965 at 125 Wurtenberg Place, Ottawa, expanded in 1972. Purpose is to provide a home with a Jewish environment for the aged population of the Ottawa community. Contains invitations to functions, 1956 - 1975 and 1964 building fund campaign brochure; minutes inaugural meeting, 1957 and other minutes 1958 - 1965, 1981; Hy Hochberg report on visits to Montreal and Toronto facilities, 1959; financial statements, 1971 - 1976, budgets, 1978 - 1980; report on Task Force for Hillel Lodge directors, 1982; lists of first applicants & first subscription list; public relations material. Related material in Correspondence series. Hy Hochberg - Ottawa Jewish Home for the Aged, 1956 - 1966. Box 19, 47 Canadian Jewish Congress. - 1980-1991 A national organization is the official voice of Canadian Jewry. Contains material with Ottawa involvement and includes Hy Hochberg correspondence with Congress, 1946 - 1968; 1973 - 1982;financial statistics, 1958 - 1966; notes of Hy Hochberg's attendance at the Council of Jewish Federation & welfare Funds, New York, 1965; 1973 program, meet the Congress at the Jewish Community Centre, Ottawa; 1974 tribute to Saul Hayes with Hy Soloway's appreciation; lists of delegates. Jewish National Fund. - 1956 - Fund established to reclaim land in Israel. The annual Negev Dinner honours people who have made significant efforts. The people and groups honoured include: Lawrence Freiman 1964 Bertram Loeb Alex Betcherman 1965 Hon. Bob Kaplan 1981 Myer N. Drazin 1966 Heroes of Galilee 1982 Rev. Joseph Rabin 1967 B'nai Brith & B'nai Samuel Berger 1968 Brith Women of A. Louis Achbar 1969 Ottawa 1983 Dr. Nathan Schechter 1984 Mrs Max (Greta) Baylin 1971 Muriel Levine 1985 Dr. Samuel Mirsky 1972 Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka 1986 Jacob Gordon 1973 John & Gladys Hugo Levendel, Samuel Taller Greenberg 1987 Harry Weidman l974 Jack Smith 1988 Sen. Norman Patterson 1975 Norman Lesh 1989 Jacob & Fanny Baker 1976 Harold Shenkman 1977 Mervin Mirsky 1991 Hon. Mr. Abraham Leiff 1978 Rabbi Arnold Fine 1992 Hugh M. Grant 1979 Dr. Norman Barwin 1993 Harry Goldstein 1994
Date
1927 - 1991
Fonds No.
O0043
Series No.
Agencies and institutions Series
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Alphabetical Subject Files.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn375
Collection
JEWISH COLONIZATION ASSOCIATION (JCA or ICA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2.15 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0032; L
Scope and Content
130 alphabetical subject files; 90 opened before 1949, the rest afterwards. They concern above all the management, by ICA Canada, of its lands and colonies in Western Canada, Quebec, and Ontario. The files also cover the colonies' credit unions; the condition of working-class Jews of Montreal in 19…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
JEWISH COLONIZATION ASSOCIATION (JCA or ICA).
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2.15 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
130 alphabetical subject files; 90 opened before 1949, the rest afterwards. They concern above all the management, by ICA Canada, of its lands and colonies in Western Canada, Quebec, and Ontario. The files also cover the colonies' credit unions; the condition of working-class Jews of Montreal in 1907; anti-Semitism in Quebec in the 1930s; the World's Grain Exhibition and Conference, held in Regina, Sask. in 1933, in which the ICA participated; the immigration in 1949-1950 of Jews from the European Displaced Persons camps; and relations between ICA Canada and its Argentinian and Polish counterparts, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada, the Polish Consulate-General in Montreal, the First Canadian Hungarian Farmers' Cooperative, the Rural Credit Societies of Canada, the Quebec Minister of Health and Welfare, the Jewish Vocational Service of Toronto, the Jewish Community Council of Windsor, Ont., the Premier Trust Company of St. Catharines, Ont., the Jordan Wine Company of Jordan, Ont., the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada, the United Grain Growers' Company of Winnipeg, the Jewish Agricultural Society of New York, the American Friends of the Alliance IsraJlite Universelle of Paris, the National Farm School of Doylestown, Pa., EZRA (Belgian philanthropic society for the protection of emigrants), IKARGANAN (Society of Polish farmers and gardeners), Agricultural School of Slobodka Lesna in Poland, Palestine/Israel. The sub-series additionally comprises personnel files on 14 administrators and 7 colonists of ICA Canada, as well as files on the history of the latter and of Wapella, a Jewish colony opened in Saskatchewan in 1888 by the Russo-Jewish Committee of London
Date
1884-1978.
Fonds No.
I0032
Series No.
L
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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ANNETTE WOLFF.

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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0220; D
Scope and Content
This series includes Annette's letters to family members from 1919 to 1991 as well as correspondence from friends worldwide. Diary and travel calendars span the years 1929 to 2005, and there is also extensive travel memorabilia, among them luggage tags and ships' stationery and newsletters. Mostly …
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
THE JOSEPH AND WOLFF FAMILY COLLECTION .
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - Artefacts.
Scope and Content
This series includes Annette's letters to family members from 1919 to 1991 as well as correspondence from friends worldwide. Diary and travel calendars span the years 1929 to 2005, and there is also extensive travel memorabilia, among them luggage tags and ships' stationery and newsletters. Mostly undated farewell cards, greeting cards and birthday cards to her are among the series, which includes a 75th birthday certificate signed by Brian Mulroney, then Canada's Prime Minister. The series also includes items from Annette's early years, such as Westmount elementary and high school report cards, her vaccination certificate, school notebooks and drawings, as well as letters from the Joseph and Wolff summer vacation home in St. Patrick, Quebec. One finds correspondence concerning her work as a counsellor at the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) fresh air camp in 1932. Included in this file are a camper's licence test and a 1926 Canadian National Railway camp craft booklet. Annette's leadership of the Shaar Hashomayim girl guide troop is also recorded here. The series contains a 1938 Girl Guides rally brochure, a sea ranger test card, and a Scout and Guide memorial service brochure for Baden-Powell. Annette Wolff's employment correspondence is collected here, as are numerous press clips on her life and accomplishments. For example, an article appeared on Annette Wolff in the 1992 "Dental Practice" entitled "Was she the first [dental] hygienist in U.K.?"During World War II, Annette maintained correspondence with soldiers overseas. Their letters are here included along with several POW envelopes. Of further interest are Annette Wolff's World War II ration book, an army mailing label, and materials pertaining to the Jewish branch of the Canadian Red Cross. One also finds war-time correspondence from Mina Kocherthaler, a young German-Jewish refugee who was brought to England under the sponsorship of Annette and Sarah Wolff, who were living in England during the war.An original 1930 edition of the Joseph family's annual Purim newsletter The Moon is included, as are Annette's yearly contributions to the newsletter which are often humorous and always informative as to the Joseph family history. Her numerous plays, essays, poems and speeches are here included as well. Various papers on Canadiana and the Commonwealth's royal family - both of keen interest to Annette - can be found in this series. Correspondence, press and window display information for the Bicentenary of Canadian Jewry are here found, as Annette was involved in the preparations and planning for the 1959 event. Other papers relate to Annette's involvement with the Canadian Jewish Congress Canadian Jewish Historical Society, the German Benevolent Society, the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, England's Jewish Historical Society, the Last Post Fund, the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogues in London, Montreal and New York, and the World Ship Society.Also included in this series are envelopes and cancelled stamps from the 1930s to 1984.
Date
1919-1991.
Fonds No.
P0220
Series No.
D
History Biographical
Annette Wolff (born 1911) graduated as a dental hygienist from the Forsyth Dental Infirmary in Boston in 1931. She was employed in a variety of capacities in her adult life, including work for the telephone exchange in London, England; the Inspection Board of the U.K. and Canada; and the Canadian National Research Council Atomic Energy Research Lab. Annette was deeply interested in documenting the history of her family and synagogue, the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue (Shearith Israel) of Montreal. Notably, she devoted considerable attention to transcribing and researching the Abraham Joseph diary. She also wrote extensively on other historical topics and was often called upon to speak to various organizations about her research. She was a prolific writer of letters, essays, poems and plays. Annette Wolff was a lover of all things naval, travelling extensively by ship to Europe and Bermuda, and was the founding member of the Montreal branch of the World Ship Society. Annette was the quintessential chronicler and keeper of all things large and small, which has resulted in a broad array of collected papers. She died in November 2012.
Notes
General note: This series is of great value to historians in numerous fields, journalists, authors, philatelists, and ship travel aficionados.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Annual Reports

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1074; 1.1
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of Annual Reports that were produced by organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services and distributed to the community-at-large.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of Annual Reports that were produced by organizations under the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services and distributed to the community-at-large.
Date
ca.1910-2007
Fonds No.
1074
Series No.
1.1
Storage Location
Bay 2
Subjects
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services

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Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1074; 1
Scope and Content
This series contains records pertaining to or originating from Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
This series contains records pertaining to or originating from Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services.
Date
c.1842-2008
Fonds No.
1074
Series No.
1
History Biographical
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 to look after their social welfare needs. By 1882, the Society could not cope financially with the influx of immigrants arriving from Russia, most of who were destitute and had no means of support. The YMHBS appealed to philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsh. In 1890, Baron de Hirsch sent his first donation and in 1891, the 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 Baron de Hirsch enlarged its sphere, and in recognition of the financial support received, obtained a new charter of incorporation to change its name to Baron de Hirsch Institute and Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal. The Institute was the pioneer charitable and philanthropic organization in Montreal. In 1917, because of the overlapping of much charitable and philanthropic work, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies was formed with headquarters in the Baron de Hirsch Institute building. Baron de Hirsch became one of the constituent societies and continued its activities with the religious school, library, cemetery, family welfare, legal aid and Hebrew Court of Arbitration. The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies changed names three times. It became Federation of Jewish Community Services in 1951, Allied Jewish Community Services (AJCS) in 1965 and today’s Federation CJA in 1997. AJCS was under the direction of Manny Batshaw from 1967-1980). In 1974 the Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre (JFSSSC) was created and incorporated almost all the programs 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 the private JFS of the Baron de Hirsch Institute and primarily served the Jewish population. The JFSSSC became responsible for youth protection, young offenders, adoption and foster care (including group homes and placements for children, disabled adults and the elderly). Over the years, JFS adapted to transformations in Quebec society and developments in the field of social work. As mental health, sex education, addiction, care of the elderly and other concerns were recognized as part of the mandate of a social service provider, JFS developed programs to respond to these needs. JFS’s professional work also included the supervision of many volunteer units (for example, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and hospital volunteers). The public JFSSSC closed in 1993 in response to the Quebec government’s Bill 120 and the cessation of public funding. As a result, Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute became a full-service, community-based organization.
Language
English
French
Hebrew
Yiddish
Subjects
Baron de Hirsh Institute, Montreal.
Jewish Family Services, Montreal.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Biography and criticism

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Collection
Reuben Brainin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.5m textual records
Fonds No.
1010; 2
Scope and Content
This group includes three subgroupings under the headings Biography and Criticism, Travels and Leisure and Obituaries.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Reuben Brainin Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.5m textual records
Scope and Content
This group includes three subgroupings under the headings Biography and Criticism, Travels and Leisure and Obituaries.
Date
1909-1939
Fonds No.
1010
Series No.
2
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Reuben Brainin
History Biographical
See fonds description
Language
English, Hebrew, German, Spanish
Notes
Arranged under "Group II"
Related Material
Judy King Fonds; Jewish Public Library Collection
Name Access
Brainin, Reuven, 1862-1939
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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BLEKHMAN, Mikhael.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn460
Collection
RUSSIAN JEWISH ARCHIVE PROJECT.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2 records in electronic form.
Fonds No.
I0088; 23
Scope and Content
2 CDs of documents about mechanical translation programs, literary commentary, translation/ interpretation of Alice in Wonderland in Russian, CV-bio.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
RUSSIAN JEWISH ARCHIVE PROJECT.
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2 records in electronic form.
Scope and Content
2 CDs of documents about mechanical translation programs, literary commentary, translation/ interpretation of Alice in Wonderland in Russian, CV-bio.
Date
2004.
Fonds No.
I0088
Series No.
23
History Biographical
Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Mikhael Blekhman came to Canada circa 1998. He is a linguist and developer of computerized translation software.
Custodial History
Mikhael Blekhman donated this collection on May 14, 2004.
Notes
P04/01-17.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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