We are the Archives of the Jewish community of Ontario. Founded in 1973, the Archives has been actively collecting and preserving material recording the history of the Jews in this province.
The wide variety of material preserved in the Archives includes manuscripts and printed material (minutes, correspondence, publications, financial and cemetery records of Jewish organizations; personal papers, diaries, invitations, posters, newspapers), pictorial material (photographs, films, architectural drawings), sound and video recordings of interviews and important events and selected artifacts (badges, trophies, memorabilia). Contemporary items are collected as well, in recognition of their future historical importance.
A programme of tape recorded memoirs is maintained. Long time Jewish residents of Ontario, as well as prominent individuals, are interviewed.
Deposit of Material
Individuals and organizations are encouraged to contribute material relating to the Jews of Ontario. The Archives gratefully accepts gifts or loaned material to be copied and returned. The Archives is a designated institution under the Canadian Cultural Properties Export Act.
Hours of Operation
The Archives is open to researchers
Monday to Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on Jewish holidays
For further information please contact the Ontario Jewish Archives.
4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M2R 3V2
By Phone: 416-635-2883 ext. 5170
By Fax: 416-849-1006
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org