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Percentage of Aged Steadily Rising in Montreal Jewish Community

The number of Jews in the age group 65-years-and-over has more than doubled in this city in the last 15 years, growing from 3,044 in 1941 to an estimated 6,200 in 1956, according to data compiled here by the Canadian Jewish Congress.

Furthermore, the number of the aged will continue to increase, rising percentage wise from 6.5 of the total Jewish population this year to 8 percent by 1971 and to 10 percent by 1981.

The estimates, according to the Congress research department, are based on the life tables for the Jewish population in Canada for the years 1940-1942, and on the assumption that the net total increase in the Jewish population of metropolitan Montreal will average 10 percent every ten years.