Ottawa Jewish Archives

Established in 1969, The Ottawa Jewish Archives serves to preserve the history, growth, and development of the Jewish community of Ottawa and the National Capital Region. The Ottawa Jewish Archives is dedicated to its objectives of gathering, documenting, and preserving the collective memory of the community and ensuring that our holdings of historical records, artifacts, and ephemera remain accessible to all persons.

Identity area

Identifier

ON00220

Authorized form of name

Ottawa Jewish Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Ethnic Organization
  • Community

Contact area

 

Saara Mortensen, Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Locality

Ottawa

Region

Ontario

Country name

Canada

Postal code

K2A 1R9

Telephone

613-798-4696 ext.260

Fax

613-798-4695

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Description area

History

Established in 1969, The Ottawa Jewish Archives serves to preserve the history, growth, and development of the Jewish community of Ottawa and the National Capital Region. The Ottawa Jewish Archives is dedicated to its objectives of gathering, documenting, and preserving the collective memory of the community and ensuring that our holdings of historical records, artifacts, and ephemera remain accessible to all persons.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The mandate of The Ottawa Jewish Archives is 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.

To be considered for acquisition and accession into the collection, material must conform to the Archives’ mandate or complement the existing collection or an item therein. The Archives will actively pursue acquisitions that cover any gaps in its current collection. The Archives must be able to provide proper care, conservation, storage, and security under conditions ensuring their preservation and availability, in keeping with professional standards. The acquisition of objects shall conform to all international, federal, provincial, and municipal laws, regulations and standards.

Buildings

Built by Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. in 1998, the Ottawa Jewish Archives operates under the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and is located within the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.

Holdings

The Ottawa Jewish Archives is home to over 25,000 records and 8,500 photographs which detail the community’s history beginning circa 1880 to present. Generally speaking the Ottawa Jewish Archives collections are comprised of fonds representing Individuals and Families; Businesses, Community Organisations; Educational Organizations; Congregations; etc.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

The Ottawa Jewish Archives is open to the public Mondays-Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Access conditions and requirements

Visitors to the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC) must present their SJCC membership card or photo ID (for non-members) at the reception desk.
It is recommended that researchers make an appointment with the archivist prior to their visit. Research Requests and Appointments can be made by e-mail (archives@jewishottawa.com) or by phone (613-798-4696 ext. 260).

Accessibility

Disabled access, Parking, Bike Parking, Public Transit nearby.

Services area

Research services

Research service is available. Please inquire for details and schedule of fees.

Reproduction services

Reproductions services are available. Please inquire for details and schedule of fees.

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Ottawa, Ontario (Geographic subregion)

Primary contact

21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, Ontario
CA K2A 1R9