The Canadian Histadrut campaign started its activities in 1924 as an affiliate of the National Committee for Labor Israel (American Histadrut Campaign). In February 1942, the National Canadian Histadrut Convention took place in Montreal, at which time application was made for a charter from the Canadian government. In February 1943, the charter was granted. In recent years, the main objective of the Canadian Association for Labor Israel has been the raising of funds to assist Histadrut in Israel in its rehabilitation programs and the settling and integration of the newly arrived immigrants in Israel. The funds collected meet the needs of the many newcomers to Israel, from Africa, Asia and the former Soviet Union. As the majority of the immigrants to Israel since 1945 have arrived with little or no material assets, it devolves upon the people of Israel to see that they are properly received; that their medical needs are looked after; that suitable occupations and trades are found for all able-bodied males and females; that they receive the necessary training and schooling to become absorbed into the economy of the country; and that education and training be provided for growing adolescents and skilled adults. A vital component of Histadrut is the Canadian Friends of AMAL. Its sole aim is to encourage and develop vocational education in the numerous school devoted to that purpose in Israel. This is done by the raising of funds to provide scholarships for poor children. The AMAL schools, dotted throughout Israel, provide an opportunity for needy children to obtain a comprehensive vocational and high school education, whereby on graduation they are skilled in one of over one hundred different trades. The Histadrut (Israel's trade union) movement has assumed a large responsibility for housing, health, vocational training, old-age security, as well as cultural activities and the financing of industrial and agricultural developments
The collection is on permanent loan from the Jewish Public Library of Montreal. It was transferred to the archives in 2001
English and Yiddish.The finding aid was compiled by Beverly & Eiran Harris for the Jewish Public Library of Montreal.The administrative history is taken from the finding aid from the JPL.
HISTADRUT = Canadian Association for Labour Israel Collection.
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Algemeiner Journal, 1986. Association of Romanian Jews in Montreal, 1973-1980. The Atlantic, 1961. Canadian Histadrut Highlights, 1963. Canadian Jewish Chronicle, 1963-1975. The Candian Jewish News, 1979-1986. Canadian Labour Comment, 1979. The Canadian Zionist, 1970-1986. Chanukah Concert Books, 1…
Algemeiner Journal, 1986. Association of Romanian Jews in Montreal, 1973-1980. The Atlantic, 1961. Canadian Histadrut Highlights, 1963. Canadian Jewish Chronicle, 1963-1975. The Candian Jewish News, 1979-1986. Canadian Labour Comment, 1979. The Canadian Zionist, 1970-1986. Chanukah Concert Books, 1954-1976. Comunidad, 1979-1980. Congress Bulletin, 1970-1973. Democrat, 1983-1984. Dos Vort/ View, 1963-1970. Folk Un Zion, 1979-1984. The Forward, 1973-1985. The Gates of Zion, 1970. Histadrut, 1972. Histadrut Convention Books, 1963-1974. Histadrut Foto News, 1950-1976. Histadrut News, 1959-1978. Histadrut Review, 1970. Insight, 1973-1984. Israel & Palestine Political Report, 1985-1986. Israel Digest, 1968-1979. Israel Scene, 1980-1986. Jerusalem Post, 1985. Jewish Frontier, 1955-1984. Jewish National Fund of Canada, 1975 Negev Dinner. The Jewish Post, 1948-1986. The Jewish Eagle, 1964-1986. Jewish Standard, 1964-1975. Look, 1960. 9th National Convention Kit, 1963. Undzer Veg, 1964-1978. The University Newletter, 1985. Viewpoints, 1983. Voice of Survivors, 1964. The Western Jewish News, 1976-1984. The Yiddish Press, 1970. Orah, 1972-1985. Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & Review, 1978-1982. Out of Jerusalem, 1982. The Pessah Haggada Third Seder, 1961-1984. Pioneer Woman, 1970-1982. Scopus, 1979. Shalom, 1968-1983. Technion, 1965. Tribune Juive , 1984. Building Plans of Youth Centers in Israel. The Jewish Star, 1983-1984. The Jewish Times, 1976. The Jewish Western Bulletin, 1969-1985. Labor In Israel, 1984-1985. Labor Zionist Alliance of Canada, 1982-1985. Middle East Focus, 1979. Yiddisher Kemfer, 1959-1985.