Welcome to CIJA Showcase, Great Jewish Canadians, celebrating 15 decades of Jewish contributions to Canada in honour of Canada 150!
Our CIJA showcase brings well-deserved attention to the individual contributions made by Jewish Canadians who work for the benefit of their communities and Canadian society.
What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary than by highlighting 15 decades of some of the greatest, most influential Jewish Canadians?
Whether it’s countering antisemitism and other forms of racism; fighting for social justice; bringing comfort and safe conditions to marginalized citizens, newcomers, refugees and others who need help; building bridges among Canada’s many ethno- and faith-communities; or reaching out to build ties with the people and land of Israel, CIJA Showcase celebrates fellow Jewish Canadians and their achievements that benefit all Canadians.
This list is comprised of just a small sample of the most influential Jewish Canadians since Confederation. There are thousands of Jewish Canadians who have made a huge impact on the Jewish community, and the Canadian community at large. Here are just 15 of them – one from each decade – whose life’s work have had an everlasting and ongoing effect on Canada’s creation and development.
The Canadian identity is built on diversity. On this, Canada’s Sesquicentennial, we celebrate the Jewish impact on our great country.
Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!