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Jewish Public Library

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Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1000
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of three individually organized collections based on records from the JPL. The first collection consists of materials organized from the JPL records dated 1914-1971. The second collection consists of material organized from the JPL records dated 1972-1986. The third collectio…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Web site
http://www.jewishpubliclibrary.org/en/aboutus/history/
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of three individually organized collections based on records from the JPL. The first collection consists of materials organized from the JPL records dated 1914-1971. The second collection consists of material organized from the JPL records dated 1972-1986. The third collection consists of modern era records and is currently being organized following the creation of an appropriate records management classfication.
Date
1914-current
Fonds No.
1000
History Biographical
The Jewish Public Library (JPL) was founded as a "folks" library, a library for all, in 1914. The creation of the JPL was a result of the consolidation of smaller, organization or ideology-based libraries already in existence. Key to the establishment of the JPL was Keneder Adler editor Reuben Brainin. Already active in Yiddish culture of the Montreal Jewish community, Brainin was a leader in the newly formed JPL until he left Montreal for New York in 1916. Brainin's archive collection was donated to the JPL upon his death in 1939. Until 1950 the Library was an independent body in the Jewish community. In 1952 it became a full member of the Allied Jewish Community Services (today known as FEDERATION CJA), an umbrella organization that conducts annual campaigns and is responsible for providing funding for its constituent agencies. The Library remains independent in that it is not part of the City of Montreal library system. The JPL was also a founding member of the Montreal Association of Indepedent Libraries. The operating language of the Library for the early years of its existence was Yiddish. Not just a place for reading, the Library was central to preserving a place for Yiddish culture in the lives of thousands of newly-arrived Eastern European Jewish immigrants. The Library became a venue for visiting authors, such as Sholem Aleichem in 1915, as well as a space for people to connect to a community as well as learn about their new city. At various points in its history the Library also provided learning opportunities under its Jewish People's University, YIFO. YIFO offered a wide variety of subjects taught by various instructors such as Melech Ravitch and Irving Layton. The Library was also the first home to Yiddish youth theatre, led by the then-newly arrived Dora Wasserman. Today the Library collects material and offers cultural programming in five languages: English, French, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian. While the majority of new acquisitions, and thus the collection, remains focused on Judaica, the Library also provides general interest fiction, non-fiction, movies and music. The Library is further broadened by its Special Collections, which include the Jewish Public Library Archives, a community-based repository focused on social, cultural and educational history, a rare book collection, a Yizkor book collection, the Irving Layton Library Collection, a German Judaica collection, periodicals and Jewish Canadiana and international Jewry ephemeral collections. In 1929 a children's library section was added to the JPL. Now known as the Norman Berman Children's Library, children and their families can access a full-service children's and young adult library offering Judaica and general interest reading (fiction and non-fiction) in the five languages of the Library. In addition to the book, CD, DVD and reading kit collections, the Norman Berman Children's Library also offers year-long programming for children from birth to 14 years of age.
Language
Yiddish
English
French
Hebrew
Russian
Finding Aid
Please contact the JPL Archives directly to search the JPL archival collection.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Brainin, Reuben, 1862-1939
Kaufman, Yehuda, 1886-1976.
Hershman, Hirsch (Harry), 1876-1955
Books
Yiddish
Yiddish theatre
Wasserman, Dora.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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The Yeshiva and Chassidic Needs Assessment Survey

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn72468
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 01665
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1985
Fonds No.
1000
File No.
01665
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English
Notes
Survey by Community Planning Department, Joint Planning Committee, Allied Jewish Community Services
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Allied Jewish Community Services (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Super Sunday badge

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn72747
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
1000; 01689
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
object
Fonds No.
1000
File No.
01689
Storage Location
JPL
Notes
A badge "Super Sunday, Answer the call"
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Fundraising
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Administration

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Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1
Scope and Content
This series contains records relating to various functions performed by the Administrative Department of the JPL. The Administrative department consists of the Executive Director and his or her support staff. These include committee agendas and minutes, automation project notes and minutes, financ…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
This series contains records relating to various functions performed by the Administrative Department of the JPL. The Administrative department consists of the Executive Director and his or her support staff. These include committee agendas and minutes, automation project notes and minutes, financial and budget records and correspondence.
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English, French, Yiddish
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69380
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00245
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1993-1994
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00245
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains agendas, notices, meeting minutes and notes.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Board of Directors Task Force.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69381
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00246
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00246
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains agendas, notices, correspondence, by-laws, meeting minutes and notes.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Public Library Officers.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69382
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00247
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1994
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00247
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains agendas, notices, correspondence, meeting minutes and notes.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Public Library Officers.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69383
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00248
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1993
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00248
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains agendas, notices, correspondence, meeting minutes and notes.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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21st Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69384
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00249
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00249
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains correspondence, notes on the JPL archives, schedule, handouts for talks.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Jewish Public Library Chomedy Branch Project.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69385
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1000; 1; 00250
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Public Library
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Fonds No.
1000
Series No.
1
File No.
00250
Storage Location
JPL
Ctn.006
Language
English
Notes
File contains correspondence, census reports, memos, notes, etc.
Subjects
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec)
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Administration
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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