Pre-1917

Aaron Hart, a former British army officer, became
the first openly Jewish settler of Quebec in 1760.
He resided in Trois-Rivières.

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Pre-1917

David David (1764-1824), the first Jew born in Montreal. He donated land from his father's estate for the construction of the city's first synagogue building.

 
Pre-1917

Rabbi Abraham de Sola became the spiritual leader of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in 1846. He taught Hebrew and Oriental Literature at McGill University, becoming the first Jewish professor at a university in Canada in 1853.

 
Pre-1917

Ezekiel Hart was the first Jew elected to the Legislative Assembly, in 1807, but was denied his seat because he wasn’t Christian.

 
Pre-1917

The Shaar Hashomayim Congregation gathered for services on McGill College Avenue, 1890.

 
Pre-1917

Canada's oldest congregation - the Shearith Israel Synagogue (Spanish and Portuguese), Chenneville St., 1835.

 
Pre-1917

Amateur Yiddish actors following a performance of Ruth at the Monument-National Theatre in June 1914.

 
Pre-1917

Louis Rubenstein of Montreal, the champion "fancy" skater, circa 1895, was a pioneer of what later became known as figure skating.

 
Pre-1917

Z. Fineberg’s Store, 1159 Ontario Street, in 1903. Joseph Fineberg, left, poses with G. H. Beaulieu, a store employee.

 
Pre-1917

1859: One of the oldest known portraits of a Jewish person in Montreal. An "herb doctor," he sold herbs and spices on the streets. (Archives photographiques Notman, Musée McCord, Montréal)

 
Pre-1917

Orphaned Jews awaiting immigration to Canada from Rovno, Poland.

 
Pre-1917

The 1914-1915 "Y" Senior Champion Basketball Team. (Photo courtesy of H.S. Weiser)

 
Pre-1917

Famed Yiddish author and playwright Sholom Aleichem visits the Jewish Public Library, June 6 1915.

 
Pre-1917

A meeting held by the Baron de Hirsch Institute school committee, March 1903.

 
Pre-1917

Guests gather together in a banquet hall, June 1915.

 
Pre-1917

The Strathcona Academy girls basketball team, 1918.

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