May is Jewish Heritage Month

Share
Share
Share

Category:

May 1, 2020

stars

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.

Related Blog Posts

February 27, 2024

The Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) is partnering with the National Library of Israel (NLI) to collect local materials that tell the story of the aftermath of October 7th in Ontario.

February 8, 2024

Stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

January 25, 2024

This day serves as a reminder to reflect on the atrocities of the Holocaust, and recommit to preventing such horrors in the future.

January 24, 2024

The THM seeks a dynamic and passionate Educator with a specialization in combating antisemitism and a background in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Skip to content