2017 Shem Tov Awards

A spirit of unity and community pride were on full display at Hamilton Jewish Federation’s Annual General Meeting on May 25, with the handing out of Shem Tov Community Volunteer Awards.

Return of the millennials

Millennials are the largest generational group in Hamilton, according to the Hamilton Spectator. Among them are Jewish millennials, reversing a long-time trend that has seen young people from our community leave for university, never to return.

Immigrant stories: Alma's story

As a child, Alma Arguello’s parents were forced to flee Honduras and leave their four children in the care of a grandparent. It would be two years before the children were reunited with their parents in Canada and discovered their Jewish heritage.

Best of Jewish Hamilton: Out of the Cold

It’s Tuesday morning and the kitchen at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Hamilton is filled with the sounds of cheerful volunteers engaged in lively conversation while they prepare a beautiful feast for an expected 160 dinner guests.