1937 – 1946

Jewish volunteers to the Canadian Armed Forces file into the YMHA.

 
1937 – 1946

17,000 Canadian Jews, nearly half of whom were from Montreal, joined the Canadian Armed forces between 1939 and 1945.

 
1937 – 1946

Jewish community agencies launched an urgent appeal to raise funds to help the Jewish refugees of Europe. They reminded Montreal’s Jewish community that the euphoria of the end of World War II was tempered by the continued suffering of those who had already suffered so grievously

 
1937 – 1946

Jewish community agencies launched an urgent appeal to raise funds to help the Jewish refugees of Europe. They reminded Montreal’s Jewish community that the euphoria of the end of World War II was tempered by the continued suffering of those who had already suffered so grievously

 
1937 – 1946

Jewish community agencies launched an urgent appeal to raise funds to help the Jewish refugees of Europe. They reminded Montreal’s Jewish community that the euphoria of the end of World War II was tempered by the continued suffering of those who had already suffered so grievously

 
1937 – 1946

Jewish community agencies launched an urgent appeal to raise funds to help the Jewish refugees of Europe. They reminded Montreal’s Jewish community that the euphoria of the end of World War II was tempered by the continued suffering of those who had already suffered so grievously

 
1937 – 1946

Holocaust survivors were in desperate need of relief and resettlement in the aftermath of World War II

 
1937 – 1946

In 1941, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish General Hospital, and United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies came together to form the Combined Jewish Appeal.

 
1937 – 1946

Hunger relief is provided to Jewish orphans in Eastern Europe.

 
1937 – 1946

A Jewish refugee receives vocational training in Poland thanks to the Joint Distribution Committee, funded by donations from North America.

 
1937 – 1946

How Federation allocated its funds in 1941.

 
1937 – 1946

Two young boys sit in rocking chairs at the Baron de Hirsch Institute Group Foster Home ca. 1943.

 
1937 – 1946

The Boulkind Strike, 1930s.

 
1937 – 1946

Children in the Jewish Public Library reading room.

 
1937 – 1946

The Organizer was the Joint Council Cloak & DressmakerUnion publication. This edition was printed on January 1st 1937, and included articles by Bernard Shane and Lea Roback, leading Jewish union organizers.

 
1937 – 1946

Students from Jewish People's School at play in Mount Royal Park.

 
1937 – 1946

The YMHA Provincial Juvenile Baseball champions, November 1942.

 
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Leadership

1933-1950 - Samuel Bronfman, C.C.
1937 - S.L. Mendelson, Q.C.
1938 - Jackson H. Marks
1939 - Jack A. Klein, OBE
1940 - E.E Workman
1941 - Allan Bronfman
1942 - Monroe Abbey, QC
1943 - Philip Garfinkle
1944 - William Gittes
1945 - Edward Barkoff
1946 - Bernard Marks
1937 - 1939 - Rosa Singer
1940 - 1943 - Rhoda Leopold
1944 - 1947 - Ethel Klein