Fonds JPL012 - Federation of Jewish Philanthropies/AJCS/FEDERATION CJA Collection

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Federation of Jewish Philanthropies/AJCS/FEDERATION CJA Collection

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  • 1917-current (Creation)

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13.2m of textual records + additional multiple media

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FEDERATION CJA was founded in 1916 as the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, with the first campaign held in 1917. The Federation originally consisted of 12 Jewish agencies: the Baron de Hirsch Institute, Mount Sinai Sanatorium, Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, Herzl Dispensary and Hospital, the Montreal Hebrew Orphans' Home, the Montreal Hebrew Sheltering Home, the Ladies Jewish Endeavour Sewing Society, the Young Women's Hebrew Association, the Beth Israel Day Nursery and Infants' Home, the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society and the Friendly League of Jewish Women. That first campaign raised $127,000 for support of agencies and community work. In 1951, the name was changed to Federation of Jewish Community Services and then again, in 1965, to Allied Jewish Community Services. The current incarnation of FEDERATION CJA occurred in 1992. Currently, FEDERATION CJA acts as the «central funding, planning, and coordinating body of services for the nearly 93,000 Jews in Montreal and is the one organization that speaks on behalf of the entire community.» Today FEDERATION CJA is the umbrella organization for 13 agencies and funds 3 associated communal organizations. Agencies Bronfman Israel Experience Centre Bronfman Jewish Education Centre Camp B'nai Brith Communauté sépharade unifée du Québec (CSUQ) Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS) Hillel Montreal Jewish Employment Montreal Jewish Family Services of the Baron de Hirsch Institute Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Jewish Public Library Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre Segal Centre for Performing Arts at The Saidye Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association

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This fonds consists of material deposited by FED CJA offices as well as collected by the JPL-A through the Jewish Canadiana collection. Currently, the fonds is divided into five series based on the present organization: Series I - Minute Books (Bound, Executive and Directors) and Annual Reports, Series II - Executive Office, Series III - Campaign FED CJA, Series IV - Marketing and Communications Department, and Series V - Scrapbooks (1935-1967)

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  • French

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