Fonds - Jewish Foundation of Manitoba fonds

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Jewish Foundation of Manitoba fonds

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  • 1986-2008 (Creation)
    Jewish Foundation of Manitoba

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30 cm of textual records and photographs
1 CD-ROM of textual records and photographs

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The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba is a charitable organization that manages endowment funds and distributes income to a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish recipients.

The Foundation was founded in 1964 based upon an idea conceived by Joseph Halprin, Abe Werier and Sam Werier. These men gave the Foundation its first donation of 283 acres of land in Middlechurch, Manitoba. It was felt that the United Jewish Appeal was insufficient to support the Jewish community in Manitoba indefinitely, particularly in terms of education. 122 founders signed the document establishing the mandate of the organization.

The Foundation invests capital gifts and the income earned from these investments are dispersed through a variety of grants. Donations can be made to Designated Funds for particular organizations or causes, or into Undesignated Funds that are dispersed according to needs assessed by the Foundation.

A Board of Governors and several committees manage the foundation and its funds. As of 2017 these committees consist of: Audit & Finance Committee; Development & Gift Planning Committee; Distributions Committee; Endowment Book of Life Committee; Governance & Nominating Committee; Grants Committee; Investment Committee; Scholarship Committee; Special Awards Committee; Special Grants Committee; Women's Endowment Fund Grants Committee. Jewish Foundation of Manitoba USA, Inc. is a subsidiary managing capital in the United States.

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Fonds consists of publications of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba and a project on the organizations history.

Publications consist of annual reports, brochures and copies of the newsletter The Jewish Foundation Links.

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba a project was undertaken in partnership with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada to compile biographical information on the 122 “Founders” who signed the organizations founding document. The result of this was two volumes of biographies and photographs compiled from the holdings of the Jewish Heritage Centre and from information provided by family members of the Founders.

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The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Founders Book is available in text or on CD-ROM.

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The attached finding includes the names of all of the founders recorded in The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Founders Book.

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