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Ariel Bension Fonds
CA JPL-A 1003 · Fonds · 1887-1932

Consists of manuscripts, published essays, criticisms, travel accounts and correspondence, including two letters from Albert Einstein. Also includes 0.13m of material by Ida Seigler; manuscripts and correspondence.

Bension, Ariel, 1880-1932
CA JPL-A 1006 · Fonds · 1961 - 1976

Consists of mainly textual records of association activities such as membership lists, anniversary gatherings, etc. Includes correspondence and scrapbooks.

Bergen-Belsen Survivors Association of Montreal
Joseph Berman Fonds
CA JPL-A 1007 · Fonds · 1928-1995

The records in the fonds demonstrate the business and cultural accomplishments of Joseph Berman, speaking to his active presence within both the Montreal and Tel Aviv communities.

Several notebooks recount his travel experiences, which culminate in his memoir (of which there are both English and Yiddish drafts). A number of personal records, like birth and marriage certificates and financial documents, can also be found in the fonds. Both personal and professional correspondence are included, as well as poetry, speeches, and essays written by Berman.

Awards, plaques, and tributes issued from a number of organizations and institutions with which Berman was affiliated--from Bar-Ilan University to the Montreal Israel Bond Organization and the United Talmud Torahs of Montreal--are contained in the fonds, celebrating Berman's various contributions. Certificates from the Jewish Public Library commemorate Berman's role as president and his contribution to the Cumming Centre's auditorium. A number of newspaper clippings elaborate on many of these events.

Finally, a substantial number of photographs attest to his presence as a public speaker and well-known community member, with active engagement in the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Jewish People’s Schools, and Bar-Ilan University.

Berman, Joseph, 1898-1989
Isidore Bobrove Fonds
CA JPL-A 1009 · Fonds · 1934-1967

Materials primarily relate to Bobrove's activities surrounding Zionist organizations in addtion to some personal correspondence and various ephemera.

Bobrove, Isidore M., 1901-1967
Reuben Brainin Fonds
CA JPL-A 1010 · Fonds · 1893-1940

The papers represent the scope of Brainin’s life endeavours as writer, editor, biographer, critic, translator, lecturer, Zionist and one of the founders of the Jewish Public Library. The Fonds is divided into five major series: Literary and editorial activities, Biography and criticism, Correspondence, Special Collections, and the records of the Jewish Public Library Archives Committee.

Brainin, Reuben, 1862-1939
Joseph Rogel Fonds
CA JPL-A 1012 · Fonds · [195-? - 197-?]

The fonds contains records pertaining to the life of Joseph Rogel, including his literary output (manuscripts, poetry, essays and translation), as well as incoming and outgoing correspondences. It also contains audio interviews.

Rogel, Joseph, 1911-1990
CA JPL-A 1013 · Fonds · 1945-1989

Fonds consists of biographical materials, mainly related to Golda Cukier, as well post-war identification papers and documents related to the Cukiers, and their eventual immigration. Also contains articles, bibliographies, and finding aids created by Cukier during her time working at the Jewish Public Library.

Cukier, Golda
Bernard Figler Fonds
CA JPL-A 1016 · Fonds · 1965-1976

The fonds contains records that attest to Bernard Figler's work as an author, including drafts of a number of his essays and three full edited manuscripts of his book, Jews of Quebec (and its translated French counterpart, Les Juif de Quebec). The fonds also contains some correspondence between Figler and friends and colleagues, as well as records pertaining to his research.

Figler, Bernard, 1900 -1980
Sarah E. Fischer Collection
CA JPL-A 1017 · Fonds · 1913-1975

Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, audio recordings, printing blocks, and photographs.

Fischer, Sarah. E., 1896-1975
Chayele Grober Fonds
CA JPL-A 1020 · Fonds · [ca. 1930-1980]

Fonds consists of scripts, promotional material, newspaper clippings and correspondence related to Chayele Grober's career in theatre. Fonds comprises a single series of twenty files. The Fonds contains a large amount of correspondence received by Mr. and Mrs. Ravitch from C. Grober, possibly indicating that all or part of the Fonds was first collected by them prior to donation.

Grober, Chayele, 1898-1978