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  • New site helps Montrealers keep kosher

    A new Web site is making it easier for Montreal Jews to keep kosher.

  • Jews criticize planned Montreal voting map

    MONTREAL, Aug. 8 (JTA) — Jews in the Montreal area are concerned that an initiative proposed by Quebec’s provincial government could reduce the power of their vote. Some 60 Montreal organizations, 56 of them Jewish, attended a meeting Tuesday night to alert the public to the potential damage posed by the initiative. Under the initiative,…

  • Criticism for Canadian school’s revolutionary handbook

    MONTREAL, Oct. 14 (JTA) — In the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Concordia University’s Student Union finds itself in hot water because of its 2001/2002 handbook. The soft-covered, spiral-bound agenda is titled “Uprising,” with the image of what appears to be a Muslim woman and the word “revolution” written in several languages on…

  • Montreal Jews reach out to Ukrainian Jews

    MONTREAL, Aug. 19 (JTA) — Imagine being Jewish, elderly and poor, subsisting on a meager income from the sale of household items like soap or underwear. Add the fact you are alone and sick, and you have the ingredients for a nightmare — or just another day for some in Kiev, in the former Soviet…

  • Montreal’s ‘Mr. Campaign’ dies at 92

    MONTREAL, July 5 (JTA) — Gordon Brown, an entrepreneur known as “Mr. Campaign” for his commitment to fund-raising for Montreal’s Jewish community, died here Sunday at the age of 92. Brown worked as a communal volunteer for some 50 years, during which time he also raised money to build Israeli institutions. In 1995, he was…

  • Jews criticize planned Montreal voting map

    MONTREAL, Aug. 8 (JTA) — Jews in the Montreal area are concerned that an initiative proposed by Quebec’s provincial government could reduce the power of their vote. Some 60 Montreal organizations, 56 of them Jewish, attended a meeting Tuesday night to alert the public to the potential damage posed by the initiative. Under the initiative,…

  • Livin’ Jewish on Canada’s Prince Edward Island

    CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, July 30 (JTA) — Can a tiny Jewish community of no more than 50, in a Canadian province of 180,000, find happiness and Judaism during the High Holidays? If you’re one of the Jews of Prince Edward Island, the answer is a definite yes. One of Canada’s prettiest, smallest and poorest…

  • OBITUARY

    MONTREAL, July 3 (JTA) — Mordecai Richler, a Canadian Jewish literary giant, died of cancer Monday. He was 70. Richler was known for his stories about Jewish life in his native Montreal. “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” and “Joshua Then and Now” are among his most famous works. “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” was made…

  • Canadian Jews protest bracelet sale

    MONTREAL, July 23 (JTA) — Canadian Jewish leaders are outraged by the attempted auction of a bracelet made from a tooth and human hair that may have come from a Nazi concentration camp. Auctioneer Olivier Chalifoux says he learned the bracelet came from a death camp only shortly before the July 15 auction began —…

  • Montreal’s ‘Mr. Campaign’ dies at 92

    MONTREAL, July 5 (JTA) — Gordon Brown, an entrepreneur known as “Mr. Campaign” for his commitment to fund-raising for Montreal’s Jewish community, died here Sunday at the age of 92. Brown worked as a communal volunteer for some 50 years, during which time he also raised money to build Israeli institutions. In 1995, he was…