The incomparable “Main” or Saint-Laurent Boulevard crosses the heart of Montreal from north to south. It has been a gateway for immigrants and the place where “solitudes” have met. Many social and cultural movements were born on the Main and continue to thrive and influence, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and beyond. Saint-Laurent, Montreal’s Main Table of… Read more »
For eight generations, Montreal has been home to the Joseph family. There are still twenty-three Jewish families in the area who can trace their ancestry back to Henry Joseph. The Josephs have been intertwined with many other leading Quebec Jewish families. Through them, we discover the history of Jews in Quebec.
The Jewish community has made its mark in Quebec for more than two centuries. It is a passionate story. Edward Hillel’s magnificent photographs illustrate the text by authorities David Rome, Director of the Jewish Library for 30 years, and Jacques Langlais, founder of the Centre interculturel de Montréal.