This Week in JPL History: The Treasures of the Archives

During this week in 1991 JPL Archivist Carol Katz gave a presentation to the Montreal Jewish Historical Society at the YM-YWHA Snowdon Branch on the treasures held within the JPL Archives. The talk was very well received; one person commenting “Your fascinating address opened a new vista, a new world for me.” The Archives mission is to do just this! We preserve and make accessible the social, economic and cultural history of Montreal’s Jewish community. [...]



YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre

by Kate I recently had the chance to research the YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre for our boys in WWII. Run by young hostesses, this Centre provided entertainment like dances and splash parties for servicemen in need of a little distraction. I came across some newspaper clippings in the YM-YWHA archival collection that profiled a particularly unique outing offered by the ladies. In the summer of 1944, over 90 Canadian veterans returned home after fighting in Italy [...]

Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press

Sarah Fischer, while born in Paris, spent her formative years growing up in Montreal, where she was to kick off a highly successful career as an opera singer on the international stage, whre she was known as a Canadian soprano. Good reviews of her performances abounded in the press, both [...]

This Week in JPL History: The Treasures of the Archives This Week in JPL History: The Treasures of the Archives

During this week in 1991 JPL Archivist Carol Katz gave a presentation to the Montreal Jewish Historical Society at the YM-YWHA Snowdon Branch on the treasures held within the JPL Archives. The talk was very well received; one person commenting “Your fascinating address opened a new vista, a new world for me.” The Archives mission is to do just this! We preserve and make accessible the social, economic and cultural history of Montreal’s Jewish community. [...]