Mizrachi Organization of Canada - Ottawa Branch fonds
2 folders of textual records, 4 photographs; b&w
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence between Rabbi Oscar Fasman of Ottawa and Rabbi Henry H. Rubins, National Director, Mizrachi Organization of Canada; minutes, April and May, 1945 of the Mizrachi Camp Board for a camp at Bronte and camp reports; A speech delivered by Rabbi Fasman to the 3rd National …
Fonds consists of correspondence between Rabbi Oscar Fasman of Ottawa and Rabbi Henry H. Rubins, National Director, Mizrachi Organization of Canada; minutes, April and May, 1945 of the Mizrachi Camp Board for a camp at Bronte and camp reports; A speech delivered by Rabbi Fasman to the 3rd National Mizrachi Convention, Toronto, February, 1945; and financial statement of Mizrachi Palestine Appeal of Ottawa, 1945; international news bulletin, published by Hashomer Hadati of Canada, 1945.
Panoramic of women attending the 20th Anniversary Convention of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America in Atlantic City, NJ at the Charleg Hotel. November 12-14th 1945. (see 4-713). Photograph is stored in Oversized Documents Box 2 within the vault.
An envelope containing two recipe books called, "Recipes you May Have Missed: A selection of select recipes for Passover." There is a Book 1 and Book 2. Complied by Shirley R. Steinberg and Rose Taylor of the Aviv-Ora Chapter of Mizrachi Women of Ottawa.
1944 - 1945
The Mizrachi Organization of Canada was founded in August, 1940. Previously, Mizrachi groups in several Canadian cities were part of the American branch of the organization.
The Mizrachi Organization motto is “The land of Israel for the people of Israel according to the Torah of Israel”.
The organization wanted a new Jewish state to be born, both socialist and religious, based on biblical laws and known as religious zionism. The organization engaged in fund raising, national conventions and also the establishment of the Mizrachi Agricultural School and Camp at Bronte, Ontario “to train a productive and realistic youth”. The Ottawa branch, in essence, consisted of Rabbi Fasman.
Transferred from the National Archives of Canada, July, 1996.
1. Organizational history taken from Canadian Jewish reference book, p. 90 and Rabbi Fasman speech to 3rd National Convention.
2. THE ARCHIVIST CAN NOT LOCATE THIS FONDS WITHIN THE VAULT - PRESUMED MISSING - December, 2013.