Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 6 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources

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Spanish and Portuguese Jews.
Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Montréal.
Established in Montréal in 1777, the Shearith Israel Synagogue was the first in Canada. This montage shows portraits of some of the earliest members of the Québec Jewish community, all of whom were members of the synagogue at some time. Photocopied from a page in a 19th century Shearith Israel publication.
Source : Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives, original photo code : "MOGELON-Spanish-Portuguese-Jews". Series ZH, Shearith and Israel Spanish and Portuguese synagogue records collection, 1893.