Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 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.

 
Avant 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.

 
Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 1917

Shearith Israel Synagogue (Spanish and Portuguese), Chenneville St., Montreal, 1835.

 
Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 1917

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

 
Avant 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, Montréal1859: 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

 
Avant 1917

Orphaned Jews awaiting immigration to Canada from Rovno, Poland.

 
Avant 1917

The 1914-1915 ͞Y͟ Senior Champion Basketball Team Courtesy H.S. Weiser

Leadership

1911 - Good
2009 - Testing
1947 - Testing 1
1948 - Testing 2