Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives
- Archives juives canadiennes Alex Dworkin
- Canadian Jewish Congress (CC) National Archives (until 2016)
- CJCCC National Archives (until 2016)
Montreal / Montréal
Quebec / Québec
QC H4P 2N5
The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (formerly known as the Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives) was established by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1934. The Archives is currently a program of UIA-Canada, and is supported by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal's Alex Dworkin Foundation for Jewish Archives under the management of Federation CJA.
Geographical and Cultural Context
The Archives is located in north-central Montreal.
Mandates/Sources of Authority
The general mandate of the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives is to collect and preserve documentation of the Jewish presence in Quebec and Canada. Since January 1, 1992, the Archives has benefited from the status of "Service agréé d'archives privées," a program of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.
Archival and Other Holdings
Among others contains wartime and postwar immigration information, documentation of refugee issues, restitution- and/or compensation-related materials.
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
Since 2011, detailed information about much of the holdings is available via the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network database at http://cjhn.ca. This is a project initially funded by the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation, now continuing under the auspices of the Alex Dworkin Foundation for Jewish Archives. Information continues to be added to the platform.
The Archives publishes and distributes a monograph series, Canadian Jewish Archives, new series, compiled by David Rome. Some of the collection finding aids are also available for purchase. Prices for the Canadian Jewish Archives New Series can be found on the Publications list.
For more information, see the Publications page of the CJArchives.ca website at https://www.cjarchives.ca/en/c-j-archives/publications/
By appointment only, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., with the exception of Friday afternoons after 2:00 P.M. and major Jewish holidays.
A resource available through the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives is the Interpretive Guide to the United Restitution Organization Claims Files (https://www.cjarchives.ca/archives/uro/), a series of web pages designed to assist historians, survivors, and family members of survivors to understand the complex documents generated in attempts to obtain compensation from the German government after World War II. This project was funded by a grant from the Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Genealogy and other family history research using this Archives' resources can be carried out via a genealogy resource database, a component of the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (http://cjhn.ca) website made possible by the support of Penny Rubinoff, with additional contributions from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal.
Another frequently consulted resource is the database of Canadian Jewish Casualties in the Canadian Armed Forces. This information is also housed on the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network.
Archives' staff 17/11/2022, Claims Conference Compensation Archives
CJ Archives website, last consulted 26/10/2022