The Ottawa Jewish Archives - Preserving our history
Beginning as a grassroots idea in 1969, the Ottawa Jewish Archives opened in the late 1970’s with the support of the Ottawa Jewish Historical Society and the Ottawa Jewish Community Council — now the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. In the fall of 1999, the Archives became an agency of Federation and moved into a purpose built facility within the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.
Operating under our mandate, the Ottawa Jewish Archives accepts donations of documents, photographs, recorded media, and ephemera that help tell the story of Jewish community life in Ottawa.
Mandate: To acquire, preserve, and make available the documented historical record and material culture reflective of the collective memory of the Jewish community of Ottawa and the National Capital Region.
Since 1969, the Archives has been collecting records that tell the story of Jewish community life in Ottawa from the 1890s to the current day, including materials produced by, and about individuals, families, businesses, congregations, community organizations, and associations established and maintained by Ottawa’s Jewish community.
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