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Diana Rosenbaum Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44051
Collection
Diana Rosenbaum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 photographs + 1 book
Fonds No.
1273
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one oversized composite portrait of the 1951 female graduating class of Baron Byng High School as well as their teachers. Also includes a group portrait of 1951 graduating class members at a reunion in 1987 and a commemorative book from the 50th reunion in 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Diana Rosenbaum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 photographs + 1 book
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one oversized composite portrait of the 1951 female graduating class of Baron Byng High School as well as their teachers. Also includes a group portrait of 1951 graduating class members at a reunion in 1987 and a commemorative book from the 50th reunion in 2001.
Fonds No.
1273
Storage Location
JPL
8-3B
Language
English
Accession No.
10-013
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Robert Adams Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50190
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.37m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1306
Scope and Content
The Collection contains, correspondence, research notes, photographs, negatives, museum catalogues, magazines, manuscripts and news clippings related to life and work of Alexander Bercovitch as well as the research and publication of "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist" by Robert Ad…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.37m of multiple media
Scope and Content
The Collection contains, correspondence, research notes, photographs, negatives, museum catalogues, magazines, manuscripts and news clippings related to life and work of Alexander Bercovitch as well as the research and publication of "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist" by Robert Adams. The material predominently focuses on the years 1987-1988, during which Adams was researching, writing and publishing his book.
Date
[between 1900 and 1990] predominently 1987-1988
Fonds No.
1306
Storage Location
7-1A
History Biographical
Robert Adams was born in South Wales in 1937. He first studied at the London School of Economics, after which he moved to Montreal to continue his education and teaching career at Concordia University. In 1972 he received a position at College Bois-du-Boulogne where he taught for eight more years. It was during these years he wrote his first book, “The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch – Artist.” In the same year of its publication, 1988, the noted biography was short listed for the Quebec Society for the Promotion of English-Language Literature (QSPELL) award in non-fiction. Robert Adams would later go on to be a recognized book reviewer, speaking regularly on CBC Radio’s “Talking Books” and TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas” on Book TV. He was also been a frequent guest-speaker at many literary functions, including those held by the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. Known as the father of modern Jewish painting in Montreal, Alexander Bercovitch was a Russian Jewish painter born in 1891 in the port city of Kherson in the Ukraine. He spent his formative years travelling across Europe honing his artistic skills and establishing himself as a painter. It wasn’t until 1926 that Bercovitch and his family came to Montreal. After a difficult first year in Montreal Bercovitch left his family and would continue to have a turbulent relationship with his wife and children. Throughout the remaining twenty-four years of his life Bercovitch would join the "Eastern Group of Painters,” work with John Lyman to establish the Canadian Arts Society of Jewish Artists and the Eastern Group as well as teach a generation of Jewish artists, including Moe Reinblatt, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, Rita Briansky and Esther Wertheimer. On January 7, 1951 Alexander Bercovitch died from a massive heart-attack, which struck him only four hours before his retrospective was to open at the YM-YWHA.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Arrangement
Original order was maintained. Duplicates were removed from both the textual and photographic material.
Notes
Includes correspondence to and from Alexander Bercovitch.
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Approximately 35 photographs found in other parts of the collection, divided by subject into 19 files

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn77673
Collection
GOLD, Alan
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Fonds No.
P0245; MC 33-20-01-
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
GOLD, Alan
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947-2004
Fonds No.
P0245
File No.
MC 33-20-01-
Notes
Details in photograph catalogue (PCAT)
Subjects
Approximately 35 photographs found in other parts of the collection, divided by subject into 19 files
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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Collective Agreement, Federation of Teachers of Jewish Schools

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn77717
Collection
United Talmud Torahs Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1047; 4; 00149
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
United Talmud Torahs Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1968
Fonds No.
1047
Series No.
4
File No.
00149
Storage Location
2-4D
Ctn.023
Subjects
United Talmud Torahs (Montreal)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Ometz Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn77770
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.9 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1074
Scope and Content
Currently, the Ometz Collection is made up of records from the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and Jewish Vocation Services. Records include correspondence, minutes and memoranda, annual reports, publications, and documentation of history. Three ma…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ometz Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2.9 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
Currently, the Ometz Collection is made up of records from the Baron de Hirsch Institute/Jewish Family Services, Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, and Jewish Vocation Services. Records include correspondence, minutes and memoranda, annual reports, publications, and documentation of history. Three major series exist under each of the historical branches of Ometz: JVS/JEM, JIAS, and JFS. Under each series, further subseries organize specific records to each former agency.
Date
1842-1998
Fonds No.
1074
History Biographical
Ometz, the Hebrew word for courage, was chosen in 2008 as the new name for the merged services of the former Jewish Family Services (JFS), Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM), and Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS). Ometz reflects the wish for those who seek the support of Ometz's services, that they find the courage to move forward with life's challenges. Ometz offers a continuum of services for the entire family. Employees include clinical social workers, employment, school and immigration consellors, mental health professionals, occupations and speech therapists, and psychologists. Hundreds of volunters also make up the work of the agency. The history of Ometz stretches over 150 years when including the foundation of the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society. JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF THE BARON DE HIRSCH INSTITUTE In 1863, the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society (YMHBS) was formed by young unmarried men with the desire to help Jews in need. The Society also allowed the young Jewish men of Montreal to get to know each other better and care for their social welfare needs. By 1882, the Society could not cope financially with the influx of immigrants arriving from Russia, most who were destitute and had no other means of support. The YMHBS appealed to Baron Maurice de Hirsch and in 1891, the new Baron de Hirsch Institute opened and was dedicated to the purpose of a "Free School for the poor children of the Jewish faith and a home for sheltering distressed immigrants and orphans. In 1900, the Baron de Hirsch enlarged its sphere and, in recognition of their namesake's generous support, obtained a new charter of incorporation under the name Baron de Hirsch Institute and Hebrew Benevolent Society of Montreal. In 1917, because of the overlapping of charitable and philanthropic work in the community, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (today's Federation CJA) was founded and began operation out of the Baron de Hirsch Institute building. The Baron de Hirsch Insitute in turn became one of the agencies of the new organization; continuing its activities with the religious school, a library, cemetery management, family welfare, legal aid and the Hebrew Court of Arbitration. In 1974, Jewish Family Services Social Service Centre (JFSSSC) was created and incorporated almost all of the programes and human resources of the Baron de Hirsch Institute. Jewish Family Services encompassed these two organizations by providing joint structure for their complementing mandates. The JFSSSC was a publicly funded agency working alongside JFS, mainly responsible for youth protection, young offenders, adoption and foster care. JFSSSC closed in 1993 due to the cessation of public funding. As a result, JFS of the Baron de Hirsch Institute became a full-service, community-based organization. JEWISH IMMIGRANT AID SERVICES In 1919, the Canadian Jewish Congress was organized and in anticipation of renewed Jewish immigration after the war, established Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS). JIAS' mandate was to lobby the government on behalf of potential Jewish immigration. It acted on a national scale to facilitate the legal entry of Jews to Canada and then to help them adapt and integrate into their new home. After the war, immigration greatly increased and JIAS had to respond to new needs. Thousands of Jews were received, settled and rehabilitated, many from Displaced Persons camps. A social service committee was formed in 1947 and professional social workers were hired for the first time. Joseph Kage joined JIAS as a social worker in 1947 and remained at JIAS until his retirement in 1983. Under his leadership, JIAS' name changed from "Society" to "Services. Under his role of National Executive Director and national Executive Vice-President, Kage became an authority on issues of Canadian immigration policy and was chair of the Canadian Governmental Advisory Board on Immigrant Adjustment. JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES (JVS) / JEWISH EMPLOYMENT MONTREAL (JEM) JVS was created in 1945, immediately after the Second World War. Initially the mandate of JVS was to offer Holocaust survivors housing and jobs. JVS also offered employment support for returning war veterans, orphans, and displaced European Jews entering Canada. The 1950s saw a focus on young people looking for first-time employment or changing careers. JVS also began to offer career counselling during this period. In 1950, a sheltered workshop for people with physical or mental health issues was created and helped many Jewish emigres who were unable to find meaningful jobs. This became was is currently the JEM Workshop. JVS continued to adapt their services based on changing immigration demographics, economic realities, and social climates. After a structural change in 2003, JVS became Jewish Employment Montreal (JEM) and continues to offer programming with this name under Ometz. In 2008, Jewish Employment Montreal, Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute, and Jewish Immigrant Aid Services merged to become Ometz.
Language
English
French
Acquisition Source
Collection was created from multiple sources, including materials pulled from the Jewish Canadiana Collection of the Jewish Public Library and the offices of the former agencies themselves.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Camp Kindervelt/Camp Unzer Collection

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Collection
Camp Kindervelt/Camp Unzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
3 film reels : col.
Fonds No.
1357
Scope and Content
Consists of three film reels depicting daily activities and events at Camp Kindervelt and Camp Unzer, later Camp Dan.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Camp Kindervelt/Camp Unzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
3 film reels : col.
Scope and Content
Consists of three film reels depicting daily activities and events at Camp Kindervelt and Camp Unzer, later Camp Dan.
Date
1949-1966
Fonds No.
1357
Storage Location
8-5A
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Bertha Dinovitzer Collection

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Collection
Bertha Dinovitzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.10 linear metres of textual records
Fonds No.
1358
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence regarding donations to numerous community organizations, a travel notebook, photographs, and ephemera from organizations with which Mrs. Dinovitzer was involved.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Bertha Dinovitzer Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.10 linear metres of textual records
Scope and Content
Consists of correspondence regarding donations to numerous community organizations, a travel notebook, photographs, and ephemera from organizations with which Mrs. Dinovitzer was involved.
Date
1901-1962
Fonds No.
1358
Storage Location
2-5E
History Biographical
Bertha (nee Fickler), b. 14 Dec., 1878; d. 12 April 1965. Bertha Dinovitzer married Joseph Dinovitzer in 1901 and moved from Quebec City to live with him in Chicoutimi where he operated a successful general store, J. Dinovitzer & Cie. The Dinovitzers had four children and eventually moved to Montreal where Bertha became heavily involved with numerous organizations within the Jewish community such as Hadassah. After Joseph's death in the 1940s, Mrs. Dinovitzer was a regular donor and supporter of these organizations and many others, such as the Jewish Convalescent Hospital, the Jewish Public Library, the Jewish General Hospital, and the Cancer Research Society.
Language
English
Yiddish
Custodial History
Donated directly by Bertha Dinovitzer.
Arrangement
Photographs in the collection were previously removed and organized into the Photograph Collection. See identification numbers in Related Material.
Related Material
Includes photographs pr005572, pr005573, pr005574, pr005575, pr005576, pr005577, pr005578, and pr005579.
Subjects
Dinovitzer, Bertha, 1878-1965
Dinovitzer, Joseph
Chicoutimi (Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Michael Hirsch Collection

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Collection
Michael Hirsch Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Fonds No.
1359
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of Rosh Hoshanah cards and congratulatory messages to Michael Hirsch on his 80th birthday in 1944.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Michael Hirsch Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.2 linear metres textual records
Scope and Content
Consists mainly of Rosh Hoshanah cards and congratulatory messages to Michael Hirsch on his 80th birthday in 1944.
Date
1900-1953
Fonds No.
1359
Storage Location
2-5E
History Biographical
Michael Hirsch was born in 1864 in Richmond, Quebec to Jacob and Lizzie (nee Levine) Hirsch. The Hirsch family moved to Montreal in 1875. Michael Hirsch became a successful businessman in the cigar industry, beginning in 1883, and ultimately retired in 1921. Hirsch is best remembered for his leading role in numerous communal affairs of Jewish Montreal. In 1917 he was one of the founders and early presidents of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (today's Federation CJA) and also served as a president of the Montefiore Club and president of the Mount Sinai Sanitarium. He was active in the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El congregation, and the YMHA. Outside of the community, Hirsch was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge, the Montreal Board of Trade, and was a life governor of the Montreal General Hospital. Through his work with the Mount Sinai Sanitarium, Hirsch was appointed to the Anti-Tuberculosis and Health League. Most notably, in 1924 Hirsch participated in the Quebec Royal Commission responsible for investigating the Jewish School Question.
Language
English
Subjects
Hirsch, Michael.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Irving Silverman Collection

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Collection
Irving Silverman Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
13 photographs + textual records
Fonds No.
1288
Scope and Content
Consists of thirteen group portraits of the casts of Y Minstrel and other musical performances. Also includes souvenir programmes for various Y Minstrel shows.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Irving Silverman Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
13 photographs + textual records
Scope and Content
Consists of thirteen group portraits of the casts of Y Minstrel and other musical performances. Also includes souvenir programmes for various Y Minstrel shows.
Responsibility
YMHA of Montreal
Date
c1933-c1955
Fonds No.
1288
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
Irving Silverman was born Isadore Silverman to Aaron (Harry) Silverman (d. 1969) and Mary (Adelstein/Edelstein) Silverman (d. ca 1934) in Montreal on December 5, 1912. Both of his parents were originally from Bessarabia and emigrated to Boston, Massachusets prior to 1907. Although Mary and Harry knew each other before their immigration, they married once they arrived in the United States. The couple moved to Montreal shortly after in order to find work. In addition to Irving, the Silverman family also had two daughters, Esther and Rae, and two additional sons, Ben and Sam. The family lived near St. Lawrence Blvd. and Rachel Street and Harry Silverman worked as a house painter. He also painted with oils as a hobby. Irving Silverman left school after grade eight to work. During the summers he worked in entertainment in the Laurentians. He extended this work in doing make-up for the Yiddish theatre and YMHA productions in Montreal, a skill taught to him by his father who was also involved in theatre. In the 1930s, Irving joined the Montreal police force, working first in vice until he was injured slightly during an incident. Irving was giving chase to a suspect when he was shot at, the bullet ricocheting off of a building causing the brick pieces to hit his cheek. After this he continued to work for the police force but in different departments. In 1939, Irving joined the RCAF becoming a Flight Sergeant and then a Service Policeman (MP). He was stationed in various locations across Canada including Brandon, MB, Edmonton, AB, Pearce, AB and Halifax, NS. His time in Alberta was spent at the POW camp for German soldiers. Irving was discharged from the army on August 10, 1945. Irving met his wife Margaret Gilmour Hulburd, who was born in Bedford, Quebec on February 15, 1911, while he was stationed in Edmonton. At the time Margaret was working for the US Army in a clerical position. The couple met at a USO club where Irving frequently had to arrest unruly soldiers as part of his MP duties. This type of work was apparently no problem for Irving as he stood 6'1", weighed 220 pounds and his abilities earned him the nickname "Hi Ho Silver". Irving and Margaret continued to court after Irving was transferred to Calgary and then long-distance when Margaret moved to Washington, DC in 1942. She returned to Calgary briefly to marry Irving on June 17, 1943. After the war, the couple moved to Montreal and lived there until 1948 when they returned to Edmonton. They lived there for the remainder of their lives; Margaret passed away on November 20, 1977 and Irving passed away on August 12, 1987.
Language
English
Subjects
Silverman, Irving
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal -- Minstrels (Theatrical Group).
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal -- Theatrical Productions.
Young Men-Young Women's Hebrew Association, Montreal
Musical comedy
Musicals
Minstrel shows
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Snowdon building cornerstone ceremony, group portrait, exterior, Ben Beutel placing cornerstone, three men standing to his left, men and women standing on right hand side looking on. Photograph from the collection of United Talmud Torahs.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn92945
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Fonds No.
1255; 019917
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Date
1959
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
019917
Creator
Federal Photos
Name Access
Federal Photos
Beutel, Benjamin.
Subjects
United Talmud Torahs (Montreal) - Snowdon
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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