Biographical press clippings. Published articles on Canadian Jewish history.
History / Biographical
Born on December 24, 1916, in Toronto, Ben Kayfetz graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939 with a B.A. in modern languages. From 1943 to 1945, he worked for the Wartime Information Board, and from 1945-1947 with the Canadian Control Commission in the British sector for Germany. In 1947, he was hired as director of public relations for CJC's Central Division and in 1955 was made national director of Congress's Joint Community Relations Committee. From 1973-1978, Kayfetz served as executive director of CJC Central Region. He retired from CJC in 1985. He was a social worker, author; former executive director of Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region; prolific contributor to newspapers and magazines; historian of Canadian Jewry and promoter of Yiddish literature. He died in February 2002.