Community

Family donates parents’ Holocaust restitution funds to community

Gale Halpern and her family have been able to use Holocaust restitution funds towards the only thing that combats hatred, ignorance and intolerance: Knowledge.

A new home in Hamilton: Newcomer stories

Deborah Kanfer, a photographic artist and entrepreneur who had emigrated to Toronto from South Africa with her family years earlier, was unexpectedly enamored by her introduction to this city four years ago.

Grow Hamilton update

n the past three months, Hamilton Jewish Federation’s Grow Hamilton Committee welcomed 13 new Jewish families to Hamilton, and fielded inquiries from an additional five families considering a move to Hamilton.

Jewish book festival honours memory of Marvin Caplan

A new Hamilton Jewish book festival featuring personal appearances by leading authors will honour the memory of Marvin Caplan, an avid reader and gregarious figure who left an indelible mark as a clothier, politician, realtor and volunteer.

A gift to the community

Local sculptor Ora Markstein, 95, has donated one of her sculptures to the Hamilton Jewish community. The piece, titled “At the Gates of Sheol”, was unveiled at Federation’s AGM on May 29 by Federation president Jacki Levin.