Monthly Archives: March 2012

David Kaufman’s Synagogues of Montreal

Posted on Mar 21 2012

In the summer of 2000 in collaboration with Sara, Montreal-raised architectural photographer David Kaufman, now based in Toronto, documented the buildings that once housed Montreal’s early synagogues. This is a selection of the full-colour portfolio that is featured in the …
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Memories of the Kiever, Toronto

Posted on Mar 15 2012

My mother’s parents, newly arrived immigrants (1911 and 1913) from Brusilov, Russia, were members of the Kiever Shul and lived near Kensington Market. If the service was long and the youngsters got restless, they would go across the road and …
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Jewish presence at Expo 67

Posted on Mar 15 2012

Published in The Canadian Jewish News, October 2, 2007 The six months between April 27 and Oct. 28, 1967 were a period that transformed Montreal forever. Unlike the ’76 Olympics, with their legacy of massive overspending and a widely criticized …
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