Since 1761, when Aaron Hart first settled in Trois-Rivières from Europe, Quebec has been home to a Jewish community that has deep roots in our collective history, and is a proud part of the fabric of the province of Quebec.

We invite you to discover our shared heritage through over 100 portraits of “les juifs d’ici” — some names you may know, and others you may not, but all will leave a lasting impression. Together, we can be proud of the impact we have made on Quebec, Canada and beyond… all right here, from our own backyard.

Léa Roback (1903 - 2000)
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Cecil Hart (1883 - 1940)
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Sonia Benezra (1960)
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The first Jews
The first Jews arrived in Quebec in the 1760s and settled in such areas as Trois Rivières, Quebec City, the Port of Montreal (now Old Montreal) and other regions of Quebec.
Sigismund Mohr (1826 - 1893)
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Leonard Cohen (1934 - 2016)
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Moshe Safdie (1938)
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The Bagel
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Abraham De Sola
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Saul Bellow (1915 - 2005)
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Jules Helbronner (1844 - 1921)
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Emile Berliner (1851 - 1929)
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Dr. Eric Cohen (1958)
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Smoked Meat
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Irwin Cotler (1940)
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The Lewis Family
is made up of four generations who have all devoted their lives to labour and social rights issues.
Gad Elmaleh (1971)
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William Shatner (1931)
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