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Sunday, November 21 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Little Synagogue on the Prairie: Jewish Farming Colonies in Western Canada

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Early Jewish settlement in Canada took place mostly in urban communities in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg. But did you know that dozens of Jewish farming colonies were established in Western Canada between the 1880s and the early 20th century? This presentation will delve into the surprising history of Jewish farmers in Canada and explore questions like: Why did some colonies thrive and others fail? To what extent were the colonists able to maintain their cultural and religious traditions? And how did the colonists interact with local Indigenous populations and non-Jewish settlers?

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Hannah Blazer

Hannah is Chair of the Toronto Board of the United Jewish People’s Order, an organization her family has been a part of for four generations. She has been an active member of IfNotNow Toronto since 2017, and was in the 2020 cohort of JOIN for Justice’s “Don’t Kvetch, Organize... Read More →

Sunday November 21, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EST