News Clippings

The JGS of Toronto's 25th Anniversary Program and Celebration was mentioned in the February 10, 2011 issue of The Jewish Tribune. Click here and scroll to the bottom of page 2 to see the photograph and article.

The book "Suddenly Jewish: Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover Their Jewish Roots" was reviewed in the Toronto Star Nov. 06, 2008 during Holocaust Education Week. Our library has recently added this book to the JGS collection.
"Reprinted with permission - Torstar Syndication Services"

Jewish genealogy society exhibit makes early Toronto Jewry come alive.
The Jewish Tribune - June 5, 2008 Atara Beck


Librarian Elaine Cheskes, who selected the material for the North York Central Library display, Tracing Our Jewish Roots, says the exhibit brings early Jewish Toronto to life.

Stuart Laidlaw published an article for the Toronto Star entitled "Jewish history in stone".
Toronto Star, April 19, 2008
This article features a video interview with Harold Troper regarding Toronto's first cemetery.

Two projects shed light on DNA – based family matches.
The Jewish Tribune - June 5, 2008 Atara Beck

Toronto family’s history is community’s history.
The Jewish Tribune - June 5, 2008 Atara Beck

Project takes snapshots of past
Toronto Star, April 19, 2008  Stuart Laidlaw

Consecrated ground was essential for the first Jews who came to Toronto and stayed.
Toronto Star, Apr 19, 2008  Stuart Laidlaw