Canadian Jewish Archives Publications

The original Canadian Jewish Archives series consists of 6 monographs compiled by Louis Rosenberg. They were published by the Bureau of Social and Economic Research of Canadian Jewish Congress between 1955 and 1962. These unusual volumes provide access to a variety of the earliest known documents in Canadian Jewish history, with some items presented as facsimiles and some transcribed. These monographs can now be downloaded and read in their entirety in PDF format by following the links below.


Chronology of Canadian Jewish History
, by Louis Rosenberg: This chronological list of events was compiled in connection with the 1959 Bicentenary of Jewish settlement in Canada.
Available as a PDF document, approximately 2500 K.

The Canadian Jewish Archives new series, compiled by David Rome, continues to inform historians and history lovers through its multi-layered exploration of primary sources from Canada's past. The most recently published volume in the series (Volume 49) is "Reuven Brainin: The Fall of an Icon" by Naomi Caruso. This monograph complements and completes David Rome's two-volume "Canadian story" of this world-renowned and controversial figure. These volumes will soon be available in digital format on the website of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales de Québec.

Volume information and price list for the paper editions:

  1. Early Documents on the Canadian Jewish Congress, 1914-1921, 69 p. (1974)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  2. Inventory of Documents on the Jewish School Question, 1903-1921, 118 p. (1975)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  3. On the Jewish School Question in Montreal, 1903-1931, 136 p. (1975)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  4. Canadian Jews - Early in This Century by B.G. Sack, 95 p. (1975)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  5. Our Archival Record of 1933, Hitler's Year, 112 p. (1976)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  6. The Congress Archival Record of 1934, 131 p. (1976)
    $5.00. (In inventory format: no table of contents.)
  7. Jewish Archival Record of 1935, 119 p. (1976)
    $5.00. (In inventory format: no table of contents.)
  8. The Jewish Congress Archival Record of 1936, 148 p. (1978)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  9. On our Forerunners - At Work, 94 p. (1978)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  10. On our Forerunners - At Work - Epilogue, 98 p. (1978)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  11. On Jules Helbronner, 98 p. (1979)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  12. On Mackenzie King and Jewish Sweating Labor, part 1, 91 p. (1979)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  13. On Mackenzie King and Jewish Sweating Labor, part 2, 77 p. (1979)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  14. On Sunday Observance, 1906, 126 p. (1979)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  15. On the Early Harts, part 1, 105 p. (1980)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  16. On the Early Harts, part 2, 118 p. (1980)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  17. On the Early Harts, part 3, 100 p. (1980)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  18. On the Early Harts, part 4, 99 p. (1980)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  19. On the Early Harts, Their Contemporaries, part 1, 110 p. (1981)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  20. On the Early Harts, Their Contemporaries, part 2, 152 p. (1981)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  21. On the Early Harts, Their Contemporaries, part 3, 132 p. (1981)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  22. On the Early Harts, Their Contemporaries, part 4, 124 p. (1981)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  23. On the Early Harts, Their Contemporaries, part 5, 136 p. (1982)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  24. Benjamin Hart and 1829, 120 p. (1982)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  25. Samuel Becancour Hart and 1832, 165 p. (1982)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  26. Anti-Semitism I - The Plamondon Case and S.W. Jacobs, part 1, 104 p. (1982)
    $5.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  27. Anti-Semitism II - The Plamondon Case and S.W. Jacobs, part 2, 121 p. (1982)
    $7.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  28. On the Jews of Lower Canada and 1837-38, part 1, 98 p. (1983)
    $7.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  29. On the Jews of Lower Canada and 1837-38, part 2, 100 p. (1983)
    $7.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  30. On the Jews of Lower Canada and 1837-38, part 3, 108 p. (1983)
    $7.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  31. Anti-Semitism III - Early Anti-Semitism: Threats to Equality, part 1, 111 p. (1983)
    $7.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  32. Anti-Semitism IV - Early Anti-Semitism: Across the Dominion, part 2, 112 p. (1983)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  33. Anti-Semitism V - Early Anti-Semitism: The Voice of the Media, part 1, 121 p. (1984)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  34. Anti-Semitism VI - Early Anti-Semitism: The Holy Land; Tardivel, 151 p. (1985)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  35. Anti-Semitism VII - Early Anti-Semitism: The Imprint of Drumont, 124 p. (1985)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  36. The Immigration Story I - The Jewish Times, etc., 114 p. (1986)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  37. The Immigration Story II - Jacobs' Opponents, 134 p. (1987)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  38. The Immigration Story III - The Yiddish Theatre; The Adler, 108 p. (1987)
    $10.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  39. The Jewish Biography of Henri Bourassa, part 1, 112 p. (1988)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  40. The Jewish Biography of Henri Bourassa, part 2, 108 p. (1988)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  41. The First Jewish Literary School, 144 p. (1988)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  42. Men of the Yiddish Press, 140 p. (1989)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  43. Bercovici of the Adler, 116 p. (1990)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  44. The Drama of our Early Education, 146 p. (1991)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  45. The Education Legend of the Migration, 126 p. (1991)
    $14.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  46. The Heroes of Montreal Jewish Education, 113 p. (1992)
    $14.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  47. The Canadian Story of Reuben Brainin, part 1, 115 p. (1993)
    $14.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  48. The Canadian Story of Reuben Brainin, part 2, 115 p. (1996)
    $14.00. See table of contents (PDF document)
  49. Reuven Brainin: The Fall of an Icon, by Naomi Caruso, 93 p., illustrated (2007)
    $12.00. See table of contents (PDF document)

  • SPECIAL EDITION: Breaking New Ground, Struggle for a Jewish Chaplaincy in Canada, 76 p. (1994)
    14.00

  • CLOUDS IN THE THIRTIES, ON ANTI-SEMITISM IN CANADA 1929-1939
    In 13 Sections, each $5.00, or $25.00 for the complete set. See summary (PDF document).

Discounts are available when two or more volumes are purchased at the same time.

To purchase volumes, please contact the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives in Montreal at 514-931-7531, ext 2, or via email at archives@cjarchives.ca. Delivery charges are not included in the price listed here. Payments can be made through Paypal using a credit card or Paypal account, after receiving an email confirming the total amount owed.