The video presents the history of Hillel in Ottawa from its origin as Talmad Torah in 1923 to present day. Aviva Freedman speaks about her father R.K. Freedman's vision for a full day school program of Jewish and secular studies in Ottawa. Several past and present Directors of Education and Board m…
The video presents the history of Hillel in Ottawa from its origin as Talmad Torah in 1923 to present day. Aviva Freedman speaks about her father R.K. Freedman's vision for a full day school program of Jewish and secular studies in Ottawa. Several past and present Directors of Education and Board members reflect on the mission and success of the Academy over the years including; Sara Breiner, Stan Katz, Rabbi Finkelstein, Jacquie Levy, Henry Molot, Rabbi Dr. Jeremiah Unterman, Wendy Waxman and Doris Bronstein. The video features numerous historical photographs of students, graduating classes, staff and activities throughout the production.
Produced with financial assistance of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society.
Fonds consists of yearbooks (1995/96; 1998/99; 1999/2000; 2002/03; 2003/04; 2004/05; 2005/06; 2007/08);
Photographs: Hillel Academy P.T.A Desert Classic Golf Tournemnet;
A pamphlet entitled, "Why Choose Hillel Academy?";
Hillel Academy 2004 Auction program; 2012 Year-End Report (computer print-out);
E-mail print-out from Carolyn Myre regarding the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board name change to Hillel Academy of Ottawa - May, 2003;
Various photocopies of Ottawa Jewish Bulletin aricles mentioning Hillel Academy;
A tribute dinner program from Hillel Academy honouring Liz and Arnie Vered - May 15, 2001;
60th Anniversary booklet entitled "Congratulations on 60 Years of Academic Excellence" - 2007;
A computer print-out of a letter from the Board and Administration of Hillel Academy to its board members thanking them for a donation of $5000;
A loose, computer print-out of a 2011/12 Parent Handbook;
An envelope of photographs from the Hillel Academy Honours Ottawa Jewish War Veterans evening - Thursday, May 29, 2003;
A booklet from the Hillel Academy Honours Ottawa Jewish War Veterans evening - Thursday, May 29, 2003;
A pamphlet entitled, "Ottawa Jewish Community School - A trilingual school of excellence, grades one to five."
Hillel Academy of Ottawa started out as the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board. This name change became effective March 17, 2003. The academy is located at 31 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa.
The school began in 1949 and was initially called the Ottawa Hebrew Day School.
Hillel Academy continues to be dedicated “to the world of learning and Jewish tradition”. It is the largest educational beneficiary of the Ottawa United Jewish Appeal. Classes are provided for kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Programs are offered in English, French and Hebrew.
1. At some point Hillel Academy was renamed as the Ottawa Jewish Community School - unsure of when this happened. This fond needs the following updates: box lists, history/bio. (Note made by Archivist, 2015).
Related material in the Ottawa Talmud Torah Board fonds and Fuzzy Zinman Teitelbaum fonds
Album containing 90 images documenting Tribute evening to Stan Katz and celebrating 71st Anniversary of the Talmud Torah board. Photograph scanned is representative of rest; shows Stan Katz and Arnie Vered.