The Toronto Workmen's Circle is a 100 year old Toronto organization promoting social and economic justice, Jewish culture and the Yiddish language.



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  1. I just learned that Itche Goldberg founded Camp Jungvelt. I went there in 1938 and 39. Since returning to Canada (Vancouver) in 2005 I have not been able to find out anything about the camp. Can you help me with this?

  2. Marty,

    That’s not accurate. The Workmen’s Circle / Arbeiter Ring founded Camp Yungvelt in 1925 as a continuation of their school curriculum. Initially the camp was situated at Lake Wilcox, but moved to Pickering in 1926. Itche Goldberg was the camp director in 1927. He founded a journal called ‘Yungvarg’ to record school and camp activities.

    Camp Yungvelt ceased operating in 1971 and the land was sold. In 2009 the Workmen’s Circle celebrated its 100th anniversary and among centenary events was a reunion of school and camp alumni. We didn’t have your name on hand and didn’t contact you. There is talk of another camp reunion, so perhaps you’d care to forward your contact info.

    I’m planning to add archival images to this blog soon. Keep reading for more information.

    Mel Cederbaum, director

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