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Resources for Genealogists All searchable/viewable on this site (links below)   Searchable Databases >> Births (1907-1917) Marriages (range 1905 to 1936) Deaths (1939-1942) Books, Maps & Nominal Lists >> McCaul Street Synagogue Anniversary Booklet, 1938 Canadian Jewry: Prominent Jews of Canada (1933) Canadian Jews in WWII (1948) Hebrew Sick Benefit Society Souvenir Booklet (1935) Map…

All in a day’s work: Census takers in ‘the Ward’

“The Lot of the Census Taker in the Ward is Anything But an Easy One” is the title of the first story; its subtitle is “The Foreigners There Have No Idea of the Months of the Year, and It Takes a Long Time to Convince Them That the Information Is Not for the Tax Collector.”…

Story of Beth Lida Congregation

Beth Lida is a small congregation in midtown Toronto whose long and colourful history is outlined in this 44-page full-colour illustrated book. Commissioned by the congregation on its 100th anniversary and written by Bill Gladstone, the book tells of the origins of the early members in the town of Lida; the congregation’s earliest days in…

Roots & Remembrance: Explorations in Jewish Genealogy

The best of Bill Gladstone’s columns on Jewish genealogy. Contains tales of research triumphs, major research institutions, book reviews, etc. Published by Ontario Genealogical Society, 2006. With a foreword by Gary Mokotoff, publisher of Avotaynu. Softcover, 224 pages. US $20 plus $2 shipping (includes applicable tax).

History of Beth Tzedec Congregation

Beth Tzedec of, Canada’s largest Conservative congregation, had humble roots in Toronto in the 1880s, when its two main predecessors arose as tiny downtown shuls serving the wave of Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Eastern Europe and the Russian Empire. The book tells the stories of the founding congregations — Goel Tzedec and Beth Hamidrash Hagadol —…

I’m Not Going Back: Wartime Memoir of a Child Evacuee

Toronto author Kitty Wintrob tells the captivating story of her experiences as a ten-year-old Jewish girl evacuated from London’s East End at the start of World War Two. Swept up as a girl in the greatest civilian evacuation in British history, she has written a heartfelt memoir of her time in foster homes in the countryside…

The Jewish Hour

The Jewish Hour: The Golden Age of a Toronto Yiddish Radio Show and Newspaper Author Michael Mandel delves into the pages of a Toronto Yiddish newspaper to tell the story of a Yiddish radio show involving his father and many others in Toronto of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The book documents Mandel’s quest to…