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First Jewish Policewoman in Toronto

The Toronto police force has its first Jewish policewoman. Ruth Mendelsohn, a native of Vegreville, Alberta and a nurse by profession, was sworn in as an officer She joined the police department two years ago as a civilian radio dispatcher.

Mendelsohn is a nursing graduate of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. She was on the staff of Branson Hospital in Toronto and also worked for private physicians and insurance companies. The oath was administered by Judge Philip Givens, chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission and national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation. (By Ben Kayfetz)