Levine, Howard J. Papers

Span Dates: 1987-2004
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 8 inches


The collection consists of personal records documenting Levine's involvement with Jewish gay groups, the Congregation Keshet Shalom, and conferences of the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews. The collection includes correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, manuals, newsletters, a poster, a yarmulke, lesbian and gay periodicals, reports, programmes and notices of events. The collection contains a file pertaining to Johnny Abush, a noted collector of Jewish LGBT materials. It also includes the files from Congregation Keshet Shalom (1992 to 2002). Congregation Keshet Shalom, meaning "Rainbow of Peace," had a peak membership of seventy and met bi-weekly for Friday night Services. Keshet Shalom hosted numerous social and educational events for the queer Jewish community, and the prayer book, Keshet Beā€™Anan, or "A Rainbow in the Sky," in 1996.

Hist/Bio Note

Howard J. Levine was a member of Congregation Keshet Shalom in Toronto. He also attended the conferences of the World Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Jews.

Finding Aid

There is not a finding aid. Accessions are identified by number. The Howard J. Levine accessions are numbers 2003-011 and 2004-092. More information can be obtained from the archives.


The collection is held at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto. Contact information is available through the website.


Jewish (ethnic, Reform, Reconstructionist, Orthodox) | Activist (religious institutions) | Canada | Toronto | Abush, Johnny | World Congress: Keshet Ga'avah (formerly International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews)