About us

The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (formerly known as the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives) is a program of Jewish Federations Canada-UIA, and is supported by the Alex Dworkin Foundation for Jewish Archives, through Federation CJA. Following the cessation of operations of Canadian Jewish Congress and its charitable trust, on January 1, 2016 the Archives officially inaugurated its new name and became a program operating directly under the auspices of Jewish Federations Canada-UIA.

The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collects and preserves documentation on all aspects of the Jewish presence in Quebec and Canada. Most of the catalogue descriptions of our holdings can be consulted online, through the database of the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (www.cjhn.ca).

Notable aspects of the Canadian Jewish community reflected in the collections include immigration, integration into Canadian society, community organization, Zionism, human rights issues and discrimination, oppressed Jewry in other countries, education, literature, and genealogy. Since January 1, 1992, we have benefited from the status of "Service agréé d'archives privées," a program of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

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Our Interpretive Guide to United Restitution Organization Claims is a site created by the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (formerly the CJCCC National Archives) to assist claimants and their descendants in understanding the documentation of the claims process.

Our popular database of Canadian Jewish Casualties in the Canadian Armed Forces has now been moved to a new location, at the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network.

Our Jewish Community FAQ section provides information on Jewish holidays, Holocaust-related resources, and other links.

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