Press clippings about the Batshaw Committee investigating Quebec's Juvenile Centres, Allied Jewish Community Services tributes to Batshaw, Social work, and Israel
History / Biographical
Born in 1915, Manuel Batshaw was a social worker, national field director of Canadian Young Judea, executive director of the Council of Jewish Organizations in Hamilton, national president of the Association of Jewish Centre Workers of North America, and the director of National Services of the National Jewish Welfare Board. He was executive vice-president of Allied Jewish Community Services and chairman of the "Batshaw Committee," which investigated Quebec's Juvenile Centres. He was the personal advisor on Jewish affairs to Charles Bronfman until Batshaw's retirement in 1998. He died on July 16, 2016.
General note: Fonds consists mostly of press clippings.