Financial statements (1919-1920, 1930s and 1940s). School prospectus (1926, 1933-1934, y/e). Student magazines (1923, 1925-1928, y/e; 1929, 1932?); 1941-1946, y; also 1941-1946, y/e). Graduating class magazine (1926, y/e; 1976-1977, e/f/y/h). Graduation program (1956, y/e, 1973- 1976). Curriculum guide (1924). Sample report cards. School sponsored bazaar, concert and Yiddish play programs (1925-1968 with gaps, y/e or English only). Folk Shule Buch (1914-1924, 1914-1929, 1914-1934, y). Dedication ceremony programs (1941-1954). Anniversary books (1944, 1947, 1989). School publications. 50th anniversary exhibit program (1964). Assorted tickets to school events. Fundraising information. Newsletters (1933, 1951 y; 1966 e/y; 1989, 1991). Manuscript history of the school by B.G. Sack (y). School informational literature (1930s and on).
History / Biographical
The Jewish People's Schools of Montreal was created by members or sympathizers of the Poale Zion (Labour Zionist) movement in 1914. They wanted to provide Montreal's Jewish school children with a curriculum of Hebrew (h), Yiddish (y), Zionism, Jewish history, literature and culture and a "modified program of teaching about religion." Also stressed were Jewish and world social issues along with regular secular studies. It has moved locations several times over the decades and changed from providing afternoon and evening classes to Montreal's first Hebrew kindergarten and day school. In 1971, the "Folk Shule" merged with the Peretz Schools and became known as the Jewish People's and Peretz Schools (JPPS) at the elementary level. In 1972 the Bialik High School was founded.
English, Yiddish, French, and Hebrew.Jewish Peretz Schools.