National Council of Jewish Women—the first Jewish women’s organization in Canada.
This year, the OJA is celebrating 50 years of collecting our community’s history! Since 1973, the OJA has been gathering, preserving, and sharing the stories of Jewish life in Ontario—from Thunder Bay to Windsor and everywhere in between.
The National Council of Jewish Women was the first of its kind in Canada. Established in 1897 in Toronto, this volunteer-run organization has enabled women to impact and strengthen their communities, promote women’s rights and further human welfare through service, education, and social action.
Defined by its progressive agenda and evolving mandate, their impact has been far reaching. Most significantly, the Council were strong and forceful advocates for the advancement of women’s rights, influencing public policy at the local, national, and international levels.
Unlock collection #10 and WATCH THE FILM to learn more.
Now available on the OJA’s 50th anniversary website OJA50.ORG.
Film generously sponsored by Leah Shopsowitz Fund and National Council of Jewish Women, Toronto.