The Montreal Talmud
- Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017 19:37
Recently, the Lowy Collection curator wrote about the 1919 Montreal Talmud -- which is described as the "most important event in the annals of Canadian Jewry". Large scale Jewish immigration to Canada began in the late 1800's, predominantly from Eastern Europe, although there were Jews there in the 1700's. Due to World War 1 the Canadian Jews were cut off from their European roots and resorted to practice their culture in the Canadian manner. A posting on the LAC blog discusses the creation of the Montreal Talmud as access to sacred texts was no longer possible due to the war. The Montreal Talmud became part of the evolution of the Canadian Jewish community. To read the blog post see: The Montreal Talmud
Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for this valuable post
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
- Published on Saturday, 24 September 2016 17:08
The JDC Names Index is a database where you can search for names of relatives, friends, ancestors; anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise. Currently indexed material includes lists of people helped from 1914 to 1973. While this is a substantial sampling of names on lists in our records, it is by no means our entire collection. In the future, additional lists will be included.
The JDC Archives documents the relief, rescue and rehabilitation activities of the JDC from its founding in 1914 to the present. Its holdings include over 3 miles of text documents; over 100,000 photographs; a research library of 6,000 books; and approximately 1,500 audiovisual materials, including 200 oral histories.
Archives Project Specialist
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Beginner’s Guide to Jewish Genealogy Websites
- Published on Sunday, 20 March 2016 18:05
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