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Thursday, September 1, 2022
Hannah Blazer
will tell us about Jewish farming settlements in Western Canada

Early Jewish settlement in Canada took place mostly in urban communities in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg. But dozens of Jewish farming colonies were established in Western Canada between the 1880s and the early 20th century. This presentation will delve into the surprising history of Jewish farmers in Canada and explore why did some colonies thrived and others failed. To what extent were the colonists able to maintain their cultural and religious traditions. How the colonists interacted with local non-Jewish settlers

Hannah is Chair of the Toronto Board of the United Jewish Peoples Order, an organization her family has been a part of for four generations, and she will be Co-Chair of the next Limmud Toronto festival. She has been an active member of IfNotNow Toronto since 2017. Hannah studied History at the University of Toronto and has a passion in particular for Canadian, Russian, and Jewish history, and the many ways they intersect.






Please note that lunch is now 25 dollars