The work of the Archives has been made possible with the transformative support of the following donors:
In addition to major donations (below), we thank private donors for creating Archives endowments that help us sustain our long-term work: the Ain Family Foundation endowment, the Rochl Korn endowment, the Allan Raymond endowment, the Sam & Esther Segal endowment, and the Paul & Babey Trepman endowment.
The Alex Dworkin Foundation for Jewish Archives
The Alex Dworkin Foundation for Jewish Archives at the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal encourages and sustains dynamic initiatives in Canadian Jewish heritage preservation. Thanks to the generous legacy of Alex Dworkin, the Foundation helps support the operations of the Jewish Public Library Archives.
The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Foundation supports the initiation of the Digital Transformation Campaign of the Archives and Special Collections. Its impact includes increased access and discoverability of archival and special collections materials, the implementation of a digital preservation program, improved reference and outreach services, streamlined systems to reduce workflow redundancy, and a larger storage footprint. It is infrastructural support that empowers the Archives to deliver on its promise of excellence.
In addition to major donations (below), we thank private donors for project specific donations that made a large impact: Alan Handel, Sorel Cohen, the Jewish Community Foundation, the Soiferman family, and the Raby family, among many others.
The Peter & Ellen Jacobs Virtual Archives Fund
The Peter and Ellen Jacobs Virtual Archives Fund empowers the Jewish Public Library Archives to increase its accessibility through digitization and remote access initiatives. The fund helped spearhead the Archive’s digitization initiatives and remains instrumental in helping the Archives transcend its physical walls.
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Fund
The Rosalind & Morris Goodman Family Fund launched the Heritage & Digitization Centre of the Jewish Public Library Archives. The fund empowers the Archives to tackle the challenges of digitization.
The Azrieli Foundation
The Azrieli Foundation supports the educational outreach and digitization of the Jewish Public Library Archives. The fund helps digitize and preserve archival and genealogical records and offers access to them through the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network. It also supports instruction on historical literacy for Montreal students.
The Sonia & David Oberman Archives Internship Fund
The Sonia & David Oberman Archives Internship Fund offers an annual internship to a young person looking for experience in the archival world. The fund enables the Jewish Public Library Archives to mentor a new generation of archivists and, in turn, benefit from essential support in advancing operations and special projects.
Make a Charitable Donation
Donations are always greatly appreciated. They help fund our work in preserving the past, making it accessible in the present, and ensuring the future of the Montreal Jewish community’s remarkable documentary heritage.
Please specify “Archival Donation” to make sure the Archives receives your gift. You will receive a full tax receipt in return. We thank-you in advance. Every bit helps.
Volunteers and Interns
The Archives thanks its volunteers, interns, and practicum students for their substantial support. If you are interested in volunteering for course credit, or as a contribution to the community, please contact the Archives directly. Send us a message via email at [email protected] or call 514-734-1372.