These image galleries offer glimpses into some of the
archival collections described in the Explore section of the
Canadian Jewish Heritage Network.
The Album of the Jewish Legion
This album documents the Canadian Jewish soldiers who fought in
the Jewish Legion for Palestine during WWI.
CJC War Orphans/ Refugee Youth Project
Over one thousand Jewish orphaned youths came to Canada from the
war-torn nations of Europe between 1947 and 1952 under this
Canadian Jewish Congress project.
Highlights of the Allan Raymond Collection
Explore fascinating photographs collected by Jewish
Montrealer Allan Raymond - a visual tour of the community's
Judith Oberman and Family
This display includes photographs and letters written in Hebrew
from the Land of Israel before the establishment of the state as
well as a glimpse into a Labour Zionist summer camp outside
Montreal in the 1950s. Source: Judith and Morris Oberman
collection, CJCCCNA P0118
Camp Wooden Acres
Located in the Laurentians near St-Adolph-d'Howard, Camp
Wooden Acres was the summer home to generations of Jewish children
and teens. Source: Jewish Public Library Photograph
Ukrainian Jewish Orphans, 1921
One hundred and forty-three Jewish orphans were brought from the
Ukraine for adoption in Canada after World War I in a
cross-Canada initiative headed by Lillian Freiman of Ottawa.
Harry Hershman participated in the planning campaign, worked
in the Polish Ukraine to bring over the children, and followed up
on their adjustment after their arrival. Note: Some of the
case file information is restricted. Source: Harry Hershman War
Orphans collection, CJCCCNA P0087
Portraits of Canadian Jewish Military Casualties in the Canadian
These servicemen died while serving in World War I, World War II,
and the Korean War. This gallery only displays the records which
include images. To see all 574 Canadian Jewish servicemen
casualties listings, please use the Genealogy Search page.
The Russian Jewish Archives Project, collected by Tatiana
The collections shown in this gallery were donated to CJCCCNA
between 2004 and 2009 by Russian-speaking Jews who settled in
Montreal after the fall of the Soviet Union.