Canadian Jewish Congress Data Show Mixed Marriages Rising Hugely

Intermarriages between Jews and non-Jewish partners increased in Canada during the past three-and-a-half decades from 3.7 percent of the Jewish marriages in 1928, to 17.4 percent in 1964, according to an analysis released today by the Canadian Jewish Congress. The data were based on statistics compiled by the Canadian Government.

The CJC report showed that there were 286 mixed marriages among Jewish couples in 1964, comprising 185 Jewish men and 101 Jewish girls who married non-Jewish partners.

British Columbia was the province with the largest proportion–50.7 percent–of intermarriages in 1964, followed by Saskatchewan and Alberta with 44.6 percent; Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with 44 percent, Ontario with 19 percent; Manitoba with 15 percent; and Quebec, where there is no civil marriage, with 9.5 percent.

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