1917 – 1926

The leadership of the inaugural fundraising campaign of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, January 1917.

 
1917 – 1926

Maxwell Goldstein, K.C., founding President of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. Goldstein was a lawyer and prominent Jewish leader who presided over the new organization until 1920.

 
1917 – 1926

The 1923 Women’s Campaign urged donors, "Wear last year’s hat and give the cost of a new one to Federation."

 
1917 – 1926

The headquarters of the Baron de Hirsch Institute, a founding agency of the Federation, at the corner of Bleury and Président Kennedy (1926). First established in 1900, the Institute evolved into Jewish Family Services, and later Ometz.

 
1917 – 1926

In its 1919 annual report, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies laid out its aims.

 
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How the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies allocated funding in 1919.

 
1917 – 1926

Camp B’nai Brith at Petit Lac Long, north of Montreal.

 
1917 – 1926

The 1920 annual report discusses assistance given to impoverished Jewish families in Montreal.

 
1917 – 1926

Meet the first Kindergarten class of Jewish People's School (1917-1918).

 
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Campers getting ready for the camp "Shool" on Shabbos morning at the YWHA Camp, 1920.

 
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In 1920, the daily round of the Y camp for girls included tent inspection (9:00am), berry-picking (9:15am), and story-telling (3:00-4:00pm).

 
1917 – 1926

Two of the seven young children who were placed into private Jewish foster homes by the Federation in 1920.

 
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The Family Welfare department helps a family obtain a new home in 1922.

 
1917 – 1926

Photographed here in 1923, the Herzl Hospital and Dispensary was first established in 1912. It was the first Jewish clinic in Canada, offering medical care at little or no charge to Montreal's Jewish community.

 
1917 – 1926

The Mount Sinai Hospital in 1922. The hospital was first opened in 1909 near Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec in an effort to offer patients fresh air and pure water – the accepted cure to tuberculosis in a time before antibiotics.

 
1917 – 1926

Women participate in a sewing class at the Y in the 1920s.

 
1917 – 1926

Young Jewish men and women taking a french class, 1921.

 
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In 1917, young men from Montreal joined the Jewish Legion, fighting in Europe and the Jordan Valley during the Great War.

 
1917 – 1926

The Keneder Adler printshop. The Keneder Adler was a Montreal Yiddish newspaper, first published in 1907.

 
1917 – 1926

The Friedman family near The Main, early 1920s.

Leadership

1917-1920 - Maxwell Goldstein, KC
1921-1922 - Michael Hirsch
1923-1924 - Lyon Cohen
1925-1927 - Albert Lesser
1917 - Isaac Friedman
1918 - Maxwell Goldstein, KC
1919 - Joseph Levinson, Sr.
1920 - Samuel Hart
1921 - Sir Mortimer B. Davis
1922 - Edgar Berliner
1923 - Michael Hirsch
1924 - Harry Rother
1925 - 1926 - Leon H. Fischel