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Jewish Canadians 5324
Transcript of Jewish Canadians 5324
After WWII, Canada finally opened immigration. 40,000 holocaust survivors from eastern Europe came during the 1940's, seeking for a peaceful country where they could rebuild their lives. 1940's Largest influx of Immigrants Section 1: When did they arrive in Canada? Section 3: Where did they settle? Section 2: Push and Pull factors Push Factors Pull Factors -The Jews left their Russia, Astro-Hungarian and Roman empires to escape prejudice, legal discrimination and violence. -They came to canada in hopes that they would be treated equally. Section 4: Settling in Canada When the Jews were leaving their homelands, they had to leave everything behind, and start a
dangerous journey to a new land, in hopes of a safer and more prosperous life. Some of the
hardships the Jews faced after arriving in Canada were racism (as Canada had some religious
intolerance), language differences, building a new life, and sustaining their religion and
traditions. They founded organizations which expressed their identity (national minority with a
distinctive religion and communal structure). The Jews were also not allowed to hold certain
jobs, as those jobs were reserved for “Christians”. They also set up places of worship as
religion was very important for them, followed by synagogues and schools. They persevered to
make Canada their new home, and learned to adjust and stand up for their beliefs. Section 6: Cultural Contribution - The many Jewish holidays including Passover, Purim, Shavuot, and Hanukkah contribute to Canada’s multiculturalism.
- They have also contributed through their skills and talents through Music, Poetry, Art, Comedy, Architecture and Acting.
- They have created many businesses and institutions. (Ex. Levi’s, Starbucks)
- The Jews have also contributed to Canada through the many charities they are involved in.
- Members of the Jewish community have participated in every significant conflict that has involved Canada. Section 5: Economic Contribution to Canada
The very first Jews to settle in Canada worked as fur traders, merchants and entrepreneurs.
The children of the European refugees started out as peddlers, eventually working their way up to established businesses, such as retailers and wholesalers. In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, many of the Jewish Canadians were storekeepers or tradesmen. Many of them set up shops by new rail lines, selling to the construction workers, who were also Jewish.
The Jews that escaped the Holocaust played an essential role in the development of Canadian clothing and textile industry. They worked as tailors and furriers and as labourers in urban sweatshops.
Today, we may find Jews in government and civil service, cultural fields, communications, and acadamia. Most of them have white collar jobs or are business owners. This photo shows victims of the 1905 pogrom in Yekaterinoslav. Jewish refugees in a Japanese ship that made port in Vancouver. They escaped the Nazis via Japan. This is a picture of ss St. Louis. This ship came to Canada carrying over 900 jewish refugees. Canada turned them away and they had to go back to Europe. -Violent mob attacks including injury, rape, looting, murder and destruction began in the 1880's in Russia. -Jews did not have religious freedom, were not allowed to practice their religion and tradition, as well as were not allowed to hold certain jobs. -They hoped they would have religious freedom and cultural freedom. -They wanted to start a new and prosperous life. -They came seeking a peaceful country to rebuild their lives after the Holocaust. Yukon Territory Northwest Territories Nunavut British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec PEI New Brunswick Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador Montreal Quebec City Toronto Menorah - it's the universal symbol for Judaism.
- ancient Hebrew lampstand, made of pure gold.
- has six branches. It has seven lamps in total. Kosher food - food that can be consumed according to Jewish Law. The Pale of settlement
Present day: Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine