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Abraham Switzman Fonds
CA JPL-A 1463 · Fonds · 1943 - 1967

This fonds consists largely of materials related to Abaraham Switzman’s involvement in Jewish charitable organizations and mutual aid societies: the Jewish National Workers Alliance (“Farband”), the Warsaw Landsmanschaft, the Peretz Schools, the Union of Jews for Resistance and Mutual Aid (“Union”) etc. It also includes biographical materials, as well as publications attesting to Switzman’s interest in Yiddish literary culture.

Switzman, Abraham, 1884-1967
Isaiah Rabinovich Fonds
CA JPL-A 1033 · Fonds · 1950-1972

Collection contains works by Isaiah Rabinovich, including literary essays, criticism, and articles. Course notes and literary essays pertaining to Hebrew literature are also included. Collection contains personal papers and documents belonging to Isaiah Rabinovich.

Rabinovich, Isaiah, 1904-1972
CA JPL-A 1214 · Fonds · 1970 - 1972

The fonds contains records pertaining to the November 9, 1972 Jewish Labour Committee Memorial Meeting to Soviet Writers, which observed the 20th anniversary of the execution of Yiddish writers in the Soviet Union and featured Rachel Korn, Eli Wiesel, Professor John Humphrey, Shulamis Yelin, Rebecca Augenfeld, Yehuda Elberg, the Workmen's Circle Choir, and others. This is represented in the form of tickets (and correspondence pertaining to tickets), bulletins, invitations, and administrative notes and correspondence.

A number of other meetings in 1972 leading up to the November 9th memorial and hosted by the Joint Committee for the Observance of the 20th Anniversary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union are also represented in the fonds through minutes, agendas, and meeting invitations.

Finally, the April 19 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial is also represented in the fonds in the form of several bulletins and agendas.

Jewish Labour Committee
CA JPL-A 1040 · Fonds · [1925]-2011

The fonds contains records which attest to Motel Sivak and Chienke Sivak's upbringings in the shtetels of Monastyryshche and Pilvishok (respectively), including photographs, articles, and booklets. A number of records, including photographs, newspaper articles, and correspondence document Chienke and Motel's involvement in the Zionist movement in Montreal, particularly with the Farband Labour Zionist Organization and the Zhitlovsky Branch of the Labour Zionist Farband Movement. Memoirs and transcribed stories pertaining to several of Chienke and Motel's family members can also be found in the fonds, as well as handwritten copies of Chienke's favourite poems and poems of Chienke's own creation. The records culminate in English and Yiddish manuscripts of Motel and Chienke's memoir entitled "Chiekne's Motl and Motl's Chienke: A Twentieth Century Story," as well as a bound copy and Yiddish and English audio recordings of the memoir on cassette.

Sivak, Motel, 1909-2002
CA JPL-A 1030 · Fonds · 1917-1976

Fonds consists of administrative and financial records of the North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association as well as records of its participation and interaction with various other Montreal Jewish community organizations.

North End Wilkomirer Hebrew Sick Benefit Association