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.
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.
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.
The HJN series on Jewish immigration to Hamilton continues with a featured interview with Piotr Gawek, a Polish-born professional violinist, conducted by his wife, Miriam Wallbridge.