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Author Shuchat, Wilfred

Title The gate of heaven : the story of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim of Montreal, 1846-1996 / Wilfred Shuchat
Published Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 480 pages) : illustrations
Contents CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- FOREWORD -- FOREWORD -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- 1 The Early Days of Montreal Jewry -- 2 The Origins of the Shaar -- 3 The Community and the Congregation in the 1870s to 1890s -- 4 The Synagogue Service and the Leadership in the 1880s and 1890s -- 5 The Early Abramowitz Years: To the First World War -- 6 The First World War Years -- 7 To Kensington and Cote St-Antoine: Events of the 1920s -- 8 The Years of Great Growth -- 9 The Last Abramowitz Decade: From the 1930s to the 1940s -- 10 The Second World War
11 The Centennial Year12 The Montreal Jewish Community in the Post-War Years -- 13 The First Years of the Shuchat Rabbinate: From the Late 1940s to the Early 1950s -- 14 Congregational Diversity -- 15 Anniversaries, Camp Ramah, and Religious Developments in the Later 1950s -- 16 Ongoing Projects: The Home Study Groups, the Talmud Study Group, and the Charity Funds -- 17 Bursting at the Seams: The Early 1960s -- 18 The Day-School Crisis -- 19 In the Throes of a Building Expansion: The Late 1960s -- 20 Transitions -- 21 Confrontation in the Synagogue
22 A New Decade -- A New Beginning: The Early 1970s23 The Young and the Old: The Second Half of the 1970s -- 24 The Young and the Old Continued -- 25 The Rabbi and the Community -- 26 The Pavilion of Judaism at Expo '67 -- 27 The Shaar Israel Project -- 28 The Jewish Introduction Service -- 29 The Shaar and the Jewish Theological Seminary -- 30 Highlights of the Eighties -- 31 Rabbis, Cantors, and Others -- 32 Does Shaar Hashomayim Have an Ideology? -- 33 Rabbi Shuchat Retires -- 34 The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary
APPENDIX H: Simchat Torah Honourees, 5716-5760APPENDIX I: Sisterhood Torah Fund Honourees 1963-1994 -- ILLUSTRATION CREDITS -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
EPILOGUE: Rabbi Shuchat's Concluding ThoughtsPOSTSCRIPT -- APPENDIX A: The Reorganizational Meeting of 12 September 1858 -- APPENDIX B: Congregation Presidents, 1860-1995 -- APPENDIX C: Sisterhood Presidents, 1921-1993 -- APPENDIX D: Men's Association Presidents, 1949-1994 -- APPENDIX E: Junior Congregation Presidents, 1928-1976 -- APPENDIX F: Congregants Who Lost Their Lives in War -- APPENDIX G: Congregational Officers and Members of the Order of the British Empire, the Order of Canada, and the Ordre National du Quebec
Summary "Rabbi Shuchat tells of the emergence of Shaar Hashomayim as a congregation separate from the older Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, the generation-long tension between the two congregations, and the rebellion that produced the Temple Emanu-El
He describes how the struggle for Jewish educational rights ultimately produced a real public school system in Quebec as well as other unsung achievements of Montreal Jewry - the Board of Jewish Ministers, the de Sola Club, the Religious Welfare Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Pavilion at Expo '67, and the Jewish Introduction Service."--Jacket
Notes Includes index
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Subject Congregation Shaar Hashomayim (Westmount, Québec) -- History
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim (Westmount, Québec)
Montreal / Congregation Shaar Hashomayim.
Jews -- Québec (Province) -- Westmount -- History
Ethnic relations.
HISTORY -- Jewish.
Jews.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Westmount (Québec) -- Ethnic relations
Juden.
Montréal.
Québec -- Westmount.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002318365
ISBN 0773568662
9780773568662