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Montreal’s Population Shift Results in Sale of Jewish Library Building

The Jewish Public Library building at Esplanade and Mount Royal Avenues has been sold to the Province of Quebec, because of the movement of Montreal’s Jewish population out of the area, it was announced by Hertz Kalles, president.

The main building will be relocated temporarily at the corner of Van Horne and Decarie. The library, a beneficiary of Combined Jewish Appeal, will continue to operate branches at Beth Ora Synagogue in St. Laurent, Young Israel Synagogue in Chomedey, and the Jewish Peretz School in Cote St. Luc.