The end of an era

The news of Rabbi Morton Green's death in Israel at the age of 84, followed by a moving tribute to Rabbi Bernard Baskin, 97, on the eve of his move to Toronto, marks the end of an era in Hamilton Jewish history and the loss of two of its most iconic personalities.

Introducing J Hamilton

After years of discussion among Hamilton’s Jewish communal organizations about the need to share resources and reduce costs, the Hamilton Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Centre, the Jewish National Fund, and the Beth Tikvah Foundation have moved into a shared space on 1605 Main St. W.

A new Beit Midrash in Hamilton

Torah is like water: it must be available to everybody and in every place. Because I have had the privilege of learning, I am happy to do the work of digging the well in our community, knowing that not everyone who wants to learn can get up and move to another country.

50 years a teacher

Nothing makes Fay Schmerling happier than knowing that she made a difference in one of her students’ lives. After 50 years of teaching at Beth Jacob’s Hebrew School, that works out to a lot of happy moments.