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Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds

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Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 m textual records; photograph album
Fonds No.
E0006
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of five boxes covering early history, constitution and by-laws, minutes of meetings, financial documents and school-related material. Box One includes early history, anniversary pamphlets and prospectae published by the school as well as lists of Officers 1955-1996 and Bulletins and …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 m textual records; photograph album
Scope and Content
Fonds consist of five boxes covering early history, constitution and by-laws, minutes of meetings, financial documents and school-related material. Box One includes early history, anniversary pamphlets and prospectae published by the school as well as lists of Officers 1955-1996 and Bulletins and Newsletters. Box Two contains meetings of the Board of Directors June 1953 to May 1995. Box Three contains Executive Committee meetings December 1967- January 1984 along with material relating to finances: auditor’s reports 1955-1995, financial statements, fund-raisers, general correspondence and educational committee meetings. Box Four contains mostly correspondence and documents pertaining to the relationship of OMJS and the Ottawa Va’ad Ha’ir Box Five contains all school related materials: teaching contracts, staffing concerns; timetables, book allocations, student lists, graduation lists. Flat Storage Box: contains one photograph album 1967 - 1968 and 1 x 8mm motion picture film BOX LIST Box l Folder 1: 1953 Invitation to 1st meeting to plan OMJS Notes of 1st meeting, June 22, 1953 Folder 2: 1953 -- Early History Folder 3: 1954 -- Letter Patent Folder 4: 1978 -- Legal agreement between OMJS and Ottawa Jewish Community Folder 5: Constitution and By-Laws undated -- OMJS Constitution and By-Laws 1956 -- Constitution with changes 1967 -- further changes - Constitution and By-Laws 1992 -- revamped Constitution and By-Laws Blue-Green Duotang -- 1981 -- The Philosophy of OMJS Folder 6: 1956-1958 -- Early committee reports /History Folder 7: 1956-1957 -- OMJS Prospectus 1957-1958 -- OMJS Prospectus 1959-1960 -- OJMS Prospectus 1964-1985 -- Hanbook for Parents and Students Folder 8: Samples (Blank) letterhead, envelopes Folder 9: History of OMJS Abbey, Sydney, "The Roots of OMJS" undated Andras, A. "Ten Years An Ottawa Institution: The Ottawa Modern Jewish School." [original plus 10 copies] undated 1972 -- Report to OMJS 1979 -- article in Ottawa Jewish Bulletin about OMJS 1980 -- Report to OMJS Folder 10: Andy Andras Award Folder 11: 1955 -- Report of Anniversary Booklet Project Folder 12: Anniversary Booklets of OMJS June 1954 -- First Anniversary June 1955 -- Second Anniversary June 1956 -- Third Anniversary June 1957 -- Fourth Anniversary June 1958 -- Fifth Anniversary June 1959 -- Sixth Aniversary August 1960 -- Seventh Anniversary December 1962 -- Ninth Anniversary December 1963 -- Tenth Anniversary 1968-1969 -- Sixteenth Annversary [2 booklets] Folder 13: 1978 -- notes for 25th Anniversary Party Folder 14: 1978 -- Invitation to Wine and Cheese Party Folder 15: 1983 -- notes concerning 30th and 35th Anniversary Parties Folder 16: 2004 - 50th Anniversary Booklets [5 copies] Folder 17: 1954-1964 -- Bulletins & Newsletters Folder 18: 1965-1970 -- Bulletins & Newsletters Folder 19: 1971-1981 -- Bulletins & Newsletters Folder 20: 1983-1995 -- Bulletins & Newsletters Folder 21: Miscellaneous News Clippings about OMJS Folder 22: Samples: Addressograph Mailing Lists Folder 23: 1955-1956 -- Lists of Officers 1956-57 1960-63 1964-65 1971-1972 1977-1978 [2 copies]; lists teachers for same year. 1983-1984 1987-1988 1988-1989 1991-1992 1995-1996 Folder 24: 1955-1958 -- Ladies' Auxiliary: Minutes & correspondence Folder 25: 1954-1995: AGM Agendas and Minutes - not with gaps Box 2 June 1953 - August 1958: Record Book - meeting Minutes November 1958 - June 1964: Record Book - meeting Minutes May 1964 - December 1967: Record Book - meeting Minutes Folder 1: May 1972 - June 1976: Bd of Directore, Min. of Meetings Folder 2: Jan 1977 - Dec 1980: Bd of Directors, Min. of Meetings Folder 3: Jan 1981 - Dec 1985: Bd of Directors, Min. of Meetings Folder 4: Jan 1986 - Oct 1989: Bd of Directors, Min. of Meetings Folder 5: Jan 1990 - May 1995: Bd of Directors, Min. of Meetings Folder 6: 1995: Procedures Manual for Board of Directors Box 3 Folder 1: December 1967 - December 1968: Executive Cttee Minutes Folder 2: January 1969 - December 1970: Executive Cttee Minutes Folder 3: January 1971 - April 1972; Oct 1982; Jan 1984: Executive Committee Minutes Folder 4: 1955; 1958: Audited Financial Reports Folder 5: 1974; 1976-1979; 1980-1983; 1985-1989: Audited Fin. Rpts. Folder 6: 1990-1995: Audited Financial Reports Folder 7: Financial Cttee Reports: 1958, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971-1972, 1989, 1995 Folder 8: 1956-1974: Balance Sheets for OMJS [with gaps] Folder 9: July 1972 - July 1974: Monthly Bookkeeping Statements Folder 10: 1954-1998: Projected Budget Sheets and Operating Budget Sheets [with gaps] Folder 11: 1965-1989: Financial Working Papers [rough notes; not consecutive] Folder 12: 1959; 1961-1971; 1979-1980: Campaign Fundraising: sample appeal letters for canvassers and donors 1963 canvas list 1966: extensive canvas lists Folder 13: Sample cards from 1968 "Smoker" Fund-raising campaign Folder 14: 1959-1981: Financial correspondance: 1959-1960 - letters re Bond certificate; 1960, 1963-1964 -- accountant letters confirming Board members; Insurance coverage, 1961, 1972-1973; GIC certificate 1973 Folder 15: Estate of David Epstein: bequest to OMJS Folder 16: 1973: Revenue Canada-- Statement of investment income [see GIC]; Nov 16, 1987: Statement of Arrears; October 1988-May 1990 - monthly remittance forms for Revenue Canada Folder 17: 1954-1969: General Correspondance Folder 18: 1970-1971: General Correspondance Folder 19: 1972-1988: General Correspondance Folder 20: April, 1972: Membership Committee Meeting Folder 21: 1953-1958: Educational Cttee Reports from early years Folder 22: 1964-1993: Education Cttee Reports [infrequent] Folder 23: December 1966: Brief to Cttee on Religious Education in the Public Schools Folder 24: November 3-5, 1972: National Education Conference Folder 25: 1972: Conference on Jewish Secular Education Box 4 Folder 1: 1972-1989: Correspondance giving and acknowledging funds received by OMJS from UJA; 1972-1986: general correspondance; August 9, 1994-March 29, 1995: UJA correspondance specific to fund distribution, campaign fund raisers. Folder 2: 1955-1979: Correspondance between the Va'ad Ha'ir and OMJS Folder 3: 1980; 1982-1983; 1985-1991: budgets and correspondance betwen OMJS and the Va'ad Folder 4: May 15, 1992 - March 28, 1995: Commentary, budgets, allocations and curriculum information shared between OMJS and the Va'ad Ha'ir. Box 5 Folder 1: undated Membership lists; 1958-1959, 1962-1979, 1981-1982, 1988-1989, 1993-1994, 2002-2003 membership lists Folder 2: personal notes of Principal Joe Wolfson, 1954-1965: notes on teachers' progress reports; meeting minutes; scheduling; curricula notes Folder 3: 1954-1966: letters received and sent concerning teaching positions with the school; majority of mail is 1954 & 1955 with ongoing correspondance between several applicants and the school. Folder 4: 1980s; 1990-1991: applicants' resumes 1994-1995 7 signed teaching contracts; 1 undated Folder 5: 1972, 1979-1980, 1986-1989: salary lists; 1989-1995: Staffing Contracts Folder 6: 1972-1989: Lists of teacher's salaries Folder 7: 1995/1996: memo of teacher's meeting Folder 8: 1955-1970: correspondance re classroom accommodations and concerns Folder 9: 1954-1967: rental agreements between the OMJS and the City of Ottawa Public School Board Folder 10: 1954-1955: Grade 2 Time Table; 1965-1966: Grades 1-6: Time Table plus curricula outline 1970-1971: Grades 2-7 Time Table 1975-1976: Time Table by Teacher and by grade 1971-72: School calendar plus timetable for K 4-5 to Grade 7 (2 copies) Folder 11: 1954-1963: Correspondance re curriculum development Folder 12: undated -- Information to assist curricula development: paper on Christianity; typed notes on Jewish holidays, Jewish civilization Folder 13: 1950s: American curricula aids Stavitsky, Michael A. Relationship of Jews in the United States to Israel. Series: Jewish Life in America: A Discussion of Some Contemporary Problems. NY: NCJW, 1951. Gensler, K. D. A Syllabus based on Ahad Ha-Am, Essays, Letters, Memoirs, translator. Leon Simon. New York: Hadassah Publications, no date. Rosinger, Laurence. Jews in American History. Southfield, MI: United Hebrew Schools of Metropolitan Detroit, 1972. Folder 14: 1953-1964: Book orders, also some catalogues and teaching aid lists; mostly correspondance concerning book orders Folder 15: undated except for one page from 1964 - lists of which teachers get which book Folder 16: undated attendance sheets; [teachers' names only] September - December 1971: attendance sheets; January - May 1972: attendance sheets; 1974-1976: list of comparative enrolment across grades (2 copies) 29, October 1980: Letter from Anthony Cates to Sam Asher , JCC re OMJS enrolment for 1980. Folder 17: 1963-1965: lists of students for each year, in each grade and totals. Folder 18: 2001-2001: Complete student lists Folder 19: December 1970-January 1971: 5 children's reports [seem to be all in one family] Folder 20: 1959-60 to 1963-64: students graduating from OMJS; 1965: graduation exercises outline - no lists of graduating students; August 25, 1978: "OMJS Honours Graduates and Top Students" Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review, page 8. 1977-78 to 1978-79: lists of graduates of OMJS; 1979-80 to 1980-81: lists of OMJS Graduates, also article "Students receive awards at OMJS graduation ceremonies," Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review (August 14, 1981): 10; 1981-82: list of graduating students; also "OMJS Graduates get proficiency awards," Ottawa Jewish Bulletin and Review (July 30, 1982): 12; 1983-1987, 1990, 1993, 1996-1999: list of graduationg students in Ottaawa Jewish Bulletin and grad flyer; 2001: to-do list for graduation, no names. Folder 21: 1966-67; 1974-76: flyers promoting graduation ceremonies; 1982: minutes of Grad Cttee mtg; 1983-1985, 1988-1989: grad programmes; 1991: programme; 1992 - cttee to-do list; 1994-1996: programmes plus to-do lists for 1996 and facility arrangements; 1997 & 1998: facility arrangements and to-do lists Folder 22: 1972-1973: student Yearbook [2 copies] Folder 23: 1991-1992; 1994-1995, 2000-2001: OMJS Parent Handbook Folder 24: 1969-1970: Home & School Association Financial Statement Folder 25: 1989: application for grant monies; correspondance re monies received under the Federal Cultural Heritage program; Minutes from Meetings of Heritage Language Programs -- January & April 1990. correspondance from Multicultural Office; 1993-1994: Heritage Language Teacher's contracts. Folder 26: February 22, 1981: Meeting of OMJS Library Cttee. Folder 27: 1969-1973: OMJS Home and School Association Financial statements and notes (blue notebook); 1970-1972 - Home and School Association Member List. Folder 28: 1981-1982: Sample Questionnaire and Report of Results concerning the creation of a community high school. Folder 29: April 8, 1993: Meeting of Afternoon School Representatives Folder 30: 1968-1994: varied: donations; thank you notes; letters to parents; resignation of a board member Folder 31: Blank OMJS (2) Financial Assistance Forms; requests for assistance. Folder 32: OMJS Photographs -- Color copies.
Date
1953 - 2003 (1953 - 1980 predominate)
Fonds No.
E0006
History Biographical
Ottawa Modern Jewish School opened on October 5, 1953 for Grade I and Sunday School. Elmvale and Osgoode Public Schools were engaged initially for classroom facilities. Subsequently the Sunday School moved to First Avenue. Grades I and II were added as a combined grade in 1955. Grades were gradually added up to grade seven. The first years had a high drop-out rate and a small number of graduates. The aim of the school is to provide a liberal Jewish education which will equip the child with a sound knowledge of his Jewish identity and heritage. The school, by its very nature, is not associated with any religious congregation. The school moved into the Soloway Jewish Community School in September 2010. It is a cooperative afternoon school. A board and committees have the responsibility of running the school. Abe Palmer was the founding president of the board and Bertha Palmer was the founding president of the Ladies Auxiliary. Faigel (Phyllis) Rosenberg was involved in establishing OMJS and Bertha Leckie served as the school’s Registrar for many years.
Notes
1. Initially acquired from Kurt Orlik, 1987. 2. Box list attached. 3. History taken from The roots of O.M.J.S. by Sydney Abbey and a school prospectus. 4. Other records donated by Jean Naemark, 1998. 5. Other records donated by Ely Garfinkel, president of O.M.J.S., November 1999.
Access Restriction
Box 5: Applicant's Resumes, Teaching Contracts, Staff Contracts, Teaching Salaries, Children's Reports, Donation letters, Requests for Financial Assistance.
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ottawa Modern Jewish School photograph album.

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Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; glosssy : Mounted in a cardboard frame
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; glosssy : Mounted in a cardboard frame
Date
1967-1968
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-324
Storage Location
vault
Physical Condition
Frame that photograph is mounted in is falling apart
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Album illustrates meet the teachers, with Evelyn Greenberg and Kurt Orlick, Purim concert, graduation, picnics and 10 loose photographs of candle lighting ceremony with the parents of students from the school, including Irving Gershkovich and Kurt Orlick.
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of Chanukah concert at the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

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Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-01
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Graduating students at the Ottawa Modern Jewish School

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Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-010
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1980
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-010
Storage Location
vault
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of Chanukah concert at the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn81149
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-02
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of wine and cheese party by the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn81150
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-03
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of wine and cheese party by the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn81151
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-04
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of picnic organized by the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn81152
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-05
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Slide of picnic organized by the Ottawa Modern Jewish School.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn81153
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-06
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-06
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Dan Sigler
Notes
1. Slides were found in scrapbook 6-324
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Celebrating Purim at the Ottawa Modern Jewish School

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn82149
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
col.
Fonds No.
E0006; OJA 6-325-07
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Ottawa Modern Jewish School fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
col.
Date
1974-1975
Fonds No.
E0006
Item No.
OJA 6-325-07
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Ed Pascal
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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