Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

FEDERATION OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES (FJP).

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Collection
FEDERATION OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES (FJP).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
I0020
Scope and Content
The material is divided into 6 series, A to F.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
FEDERATION OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIES (FJP).
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
50 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
The material is divided into 6 series, A to F.
Date
1863-1988.
Fonds No.
I0020
History Biographical
From a Yiddish fundraising pamphlet, circa 1934. In 1863, the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society (YMHBS), later the Baron de Hirsch Institute (BHI), was formed. It helped new immigrants, ran a school, and provided relief services to the Jewish community. Other such organizations and institutions, often in need of money, were also in existence, so in 1916 a single agency was formed to oversee all fundraising for these groups: the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. It later was renamed the Federation of Jewish Community Services (1951), then Allied Jewish Community Services (AJCS, 1965). In 1992 the name was changed to Federation CJA. Included within this social and community services agency are the Jewish Public Library, the YM-YWHA, Golden Age Association, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society (JIAS), and the Jewish General Hospital
Notes
MB 1.See Photo collection described on database in PCAT. One oversize box of scrapbooks stored with materials. Minutes and annual reports from National Archives of Canada collection and fragile materials from Series A are available on microfilm; reels ZE 22, ZE 23, and ZE 24.Various constituent agency records. See entries for Hebrew Old Peoples' and Sheltering Home, Maimonides Hospital, Hospital of Hope, Jewish General Hospital, Mount Sinai Sanatorium, YM-YWHA, Herzl (Dispensary/Health Services Centre/Family Practice), Montreal Hebrew Orphans' Home. See Also: Women's Federation of Allied Jewish Community Services, Industrial Removal Office.Approximately 15 m. of this collection is unprocessed. There is a finding aid and computer listings for the processed materials.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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