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Camp Hatikvah photographs

Approximately 100 photographs of Camp Hatikvah - Crescent Beach and Habonim Camp Miriam from 1948 through 1952 taken by Joseph Zabensky

Cemetery

The series consists of files on Temple Sholom's cemetery.

Census card catalogue

Series consists of cards used to collect and document information on community members and families over the course of the operation of the Jewish Community Fund and Council. They are organized into series of geographical locations in BC and within each region alphabetically by the last name of the head of the family household (generally the father/husband). This census card survey program was instituted in order to determine the need and interest for a new Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver. The program was planned by the Council with advice sought and received from the Canadian Jewish Congress, specifically from Louis Rosenberg who had completed a significant survey of Canadian Jewry for the Canadian Jewish Congress.

As a result of research, the Fund and Council began the program of surveying families and individuals in the community in the late 1940s , noting down information such as name of family head and spouse, home address, workplace name and address, telephone numbers for home and business, names of children, date born, affiliation with community organizations. The survey was conducted primarily by telephone, and the surveyors appear to have been volunteers. Information was updated on individual cards until too much information had changed, whereupon the old card was retired and a new one created. The surveying continued until the early 1980s.

Chapters

Series contain textual records, mostly meeting minutes and agendas, of the following chapters located around the Greater Vancouver area: the Atid Chapter; the Aviva Chapter; the Ben Zvi Chapter; the Deborah Chapter; the Eilat Chapter; the Elana Chapter; the Hadissim Chapter; the Hatikvah Chapter; the Henrietta Szold Chapter; the Herzlia Chapter; the Kadima Chapter; the Lillian Frieman Chapter; the Maccabiah Chapter; the Machar Chapter; the Massada Chapter; the Menorah Chapter; the Nordau Chapter; the Royal City Chapter; the Shalom Chapter; the Tel-Hai Chapter; the Tssabar Chapter; the Weizmann Chapter; the Youth Aliyah Chapter; and the Ziona Chapter.

Committees

Series consists of files on a variety of Congregation Emanu-El committees including: board; restoration committee; education committee; cultural committee; small communities committee; social action committee; High Holidays committee; finance committee; ritual committee; religious committee; membership committee; land use committee; house committee; and the Hamakom committee.

Community Affiliations

The Community Affiliations series consists of programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, and mail-outs.

Conferences

Series contain records pertaining to regional conferences hosted and/or attended by Vancouver Hadassah-WIZO members. Records include reports, meeting minutes and agendas, conference related ephemera, and other general textual records.

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