Jewish Hamilton Project Launch

Jewish Hamilton Project Launched
Steve Arnold
Hamilton Jewish News
September 2009
Billy Shaffir, Dennis Haradyn and Wendy Schneider

Memories of the corned beef at Boleslavsky’s Deli, of the Jewish Community Centre on Delaware Street, or the one before that on John Street Nort…

Jewish Hamilton Project

'The Way We Were' documents Jewish life in Hamilton

by Wilf Gerofsky

'Someone ought to write a book.’


How often people who have lived through interesting, emotional or funny times have expressed this yearning for them to be recorded for future generations. Memory fades, details a…

The Rebirth of a Shul

The Rebirth of a Shul

Steve Arnold
Special to the Hamilton Jewish News
November 2010

Beth Jacob recreates itself for a new era

Five years ago, the outlook was clear and grim. Beth Jacob Synagogue, former co-president John Levy concluded, "was on the path to being gone, and that upset me v…

When Scrap was Golden

When Scrap was Golden
Stephen Arnold
Hamilton Jewish News
June 2012
Hamilton Scrap Families recall the Golden Age of Scrap Metal

Ellen Hoffman outlines the location of Jewish scrap yards
Jewish history is filled with tales of people who, barred from most other trades and professions, bui…

Ottawa Street then and now

September 2013
by Wendy Schneider

They're selling perfume and chocolate in Saul Eisenberg's former store on Ottawa Street. The one-time proprietor of Liberty House Furniture still enjoys an occasional stroll through the neighbourhood that launched him into a successful entrepreneur back in …