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Ottawa Jewish Archives

Welcome to the Ottawa Jewish Archives; an agency of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. We are dedicated to the objectives of gathering, recording and preserving the collective memory of the Jewish community in Ottawa and of making the historical records accessible to all persons for their use, well being and enjoyment.

The Archives, under the direction of the founding archivist Shirley Berman and with the support of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society, began its work in 1969. By 1984, the Archives received permanent space at the Jewish Community Centre at 151 Chapel Street. In 1998, the Archives relocated to the new Joseph and Rose Ages Family Building in Ottawa’s west end. A year later, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa assumed the care, custody and maintenance of the Archives from the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society.

The holdings of the Ottawa Jewish Archives are organized into the following thematic groups:

Mrs. Rose Loeb & sons (l-r: Jules Loeb, Bert Loeb, Norman Loeb, Henry Loeb, Rose Loeb, Lazarus Loeb & David Loeb)Family and Individual Records
Researchers may view a full description of these records at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Most material is available for consultation at the time of your visit. Please view list of titles and contact the archives for more details. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Jacob Cohen with employees outside Cohen's Fruit Store. 1935Business Records
Researchers may view a full description of these records at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Most material is stored on-site and is available for consultation at the time of your visit. Please view list and contact the archives for more details. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Exterior of The Ottawa Talmud Torah building, Rideau Street 1948Educational Records
Researchers may view a full description of these records at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Most material is stored on-site and is available for consultation at the time of your visit. Please view list and contact the archives for more details. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Community Organizations
Researchers may view a full description of these records at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Most material is stored on-site and is available for consultation at the time of your visit. Please view list and contact the archives for more details. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Agudath Achim Synagogue at 417 Rideau Street 1948Congregational Records
 Researchers may view a full description of these records at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Most material is stored on-site and is available for consultation at the time of your visit. Please view list and contact the archives for more details. This list will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Links
A selective list of links to web sites of Canadian Jewish archives and historical societies. Also included are links to national and provincial archives, archival information networks, and related resources.

Services
Researchers may submit simple requests by mail, telephone or email. Researchers planning to visit the Archives in person may wish to make an appointment. The normal opening hours are from 10 - 4 Monday to Thursday (closed for Jewish and stat holidays). Reproductions may be ordered subject to approval by the Archivist Emily Leonoff at eleonoff@jewishottawa.com


Descriptions of the above archival collections (fonds) may be searched online through ARCHEION: Ontario’s Archival Information Network.
www.archeion.ca

This site is dedicated to the memory of John Holzman,
president of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society 2006 – 2010.

Ottawa Jewish Archives
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa ON
K2A 1R9
613-798-4696 x 260
613-798-4695 (fax)
Email:
archives@jewishottawa.com

How can you help?
Consider volunteering your time
to help staff or make a donation to keep your memories alive.
Financial gifts are most welcome.
eleonoff@jewishottawa.com

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