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A new partner for the CJHN!

Montreal April 5, 2016: We are thrilled to announce that the Ottawa Jewish Archives has now become a partner on the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network. The Ottawa Jewish Archives is the seventh heritage institution to add information about its collections to our shared database, and they bring the archives of a third Canadian province into the network. Read more (Ottawa Jewish Archives news release, in PDF format).

Jewish Montreal Heritage Week

Montreal, Monday, May 5th, 2013: The first annual virtual Jewish Montreal heritage week is taking place from May 5th to 12th, 2013. This special awareness campaign week features daily blog postings, virtual galleries, and web shorts highlighting the work as well as the museum and archival collections of Jewish Montreal's impressive heritage institutions. The project was initiated by the Jewish Public Library Archives, in partnership with the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, the Interactive Museum of Jewish Montreal, the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives, the Jewish General Hospital Library and Archives , the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Archives and the Cummings Centre for Seniors (Archive Project). See the Montreal Jewish Heritage Week blog posts, videos, galleries and other information at

Canadian Jewish Heritage Network Welcomes First Non-Quebec Contributor

Montreal, January 9th, 2013 - The genealogical research-related holdings of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum are now available for browsing on the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network. There are over 6600 records online from this new source, consisting of Saint John, New Brunswick Jewish Residents, Businesses, Burials & Obituaries. Read more... (in PDF format)

Historic congregations become contributors to the CJHN

Montreal, September 5th, 2012 - The archival collections of Montreal's two oldest synagogues are now available for browsing at the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network ( The newest contributor to the CJHN platform is the oldest Jewish institution in Canada, tracing its history back to the first Jewish settlers who began to arrive in 1760. The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue follows the Sephardic tradition of Jewish practice, and numbers among its members Jews from a multitude of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern backgrounds.  The CJHN now provides information about over 14 linear meters of documents, hundreds of photographs, and a unique collection of historical artifacts and ceremonial art reflecting the membership's diverse cultural traditions. Read more ... (in PDF format)

Part of the Museum collection of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre is now available online on the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network website (

Montreal, August 14 , 2012 - The Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre (MHMC) is proud to announce that it is the latest new contributor to the website of the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network. This network aims to facilitate access to collections from Canadian Jewish heritage institutions and the MHMC will contribute new records from its collection in the upcoming months and years. Thus, anyone wishing to learn more about the history of the Holocaust through objects that have often belonged to the victims will have at their disposal a new tool on Read more... (in PDF format)

Archival Research on the go: Canadian Jewish Heritage Network Launches Mobile Interface

Montreal, July 19, 2012 - The Canadian Jewish Heritage Network is thrilled to be one of the first archival databases in North America to launch a mobile interface, making the research and sharing of information a breeze from a standard smartphone or tablet. Read more... (in PDF format)

Canadian Jewish Heritage Network Launches Enhanced Search and Mobile Interface

June 25, 2012 - In June 2011, Andornot helped launch a new website and database for the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network. This site uses the Umbraco CMS to provide information on Canadian Jewish history, and includes two databases of archival and genealogical information, powered by Inmagic WebPublisher PRO and DB/TextWorks. This June we've helped upgrade the site with two new features: an enhanced, multi-database search, and a mobile interface. Read more... (from the Andornot Blog)

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