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May is Jewish Heritage Month

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May 1, 2020

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Jewish Heritage month begins on May 1 and recognizes the achievements and contributions of Jewish Canadians. With the goal of bringing Canadians closer together, Jewish heritage Month enables Canadians to better understand each other through a celebration of culture.

Canadian Parliament passed a bill in 2018 recognizing the month of May as “Canadian Jewish Heritage Month”, celebrating Jewish Canadians across the country. Senator Linda Frum and MP Michael Levitt were instrumental in delivering this important legislation.

Canada is home to the fourth largest Jewish population in the world and Jewish Canadians have been integral to Canadian society for over 250 years. Jewish Canadians have contributed to many aspects to politics, culture, law, science, sports and the arts, and Jewish Heritage Month honors these accomplishments.

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