Shul on the St. Francis: Sherbrooke Was Vibrant Hub of Eastern Townships’ Historic Jewish Community

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Title
Shul on the St. Francis: Sherbrooke Was Vibrant Hub of Eastern Townships’ Historic Jewish Community
Abstract
Ruben Hart, an advocate, is listed in the 1863 census for Sherbrooke. He is believed to be the city’s first Jewish resident. By 1881, there were twenty Jews listed. By 1907, the community was large enough to engage a rabbi and in 1920 to build the Agudath Achim Synagogue. The last service at the synagogue was held in 1983, as most of the city's Jewish population has left, and the building was sold.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 4
Issue
no. 6
Pages
8-10
Date
November-December 2007
Language
en
Citation
Abbott, Louise. “Shul on the St. Francis: Sherbrooke Was Vibrant Hub of Eastern Townships’ Historic Jewish Community.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 4, no. 6 (December 2007): 8–10.
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