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Author Srebrnik, Henry Felix.

Title Creating the chupah : the Zionist movement and the drive for Jewish communal unity in Canada, 1898-1921 / Henry Felix Srebrnik.

Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.5408924 SREB    AVAILABLE
Physical description 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Jewish identities in post modern society.
Jewish identities in post modern society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260) and index.
Contents Introduction: preliminary remarks about Canada's Jewish community -- A general outline of Canadian Jewry to 1921 -- The infrastructure of Canadian Jewry: the establishment of schools, newspapers, and agricultural settlements -- General Zionism in Canada before the First World War -- Labour Zionism in Canda, 1905-1914: the Poale Zion -- The First World War: divisions within Canadian Jewry, 1914-1917 -- The coaliscing of the two streams and the formation of the Jewish Legion, 1917-1919 -- The Canadian Jewish Congress of 1919 -- Conclusion: the consolidation of Zionist leadership and the end of immigration, 1919-1921.
Summary "Creating the Chupah assesses the role of Canadian Zionist organizations in the drive for communal unity within Canadian Jewry in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Two strands of Zionism, represented respectively by the Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada and Poale Zion, were often involved in conflicts that reflected greater disputes. The book also describes Zionist activities within the larger spectrum of Canadian Jewish life. Montreal was at the time the 'capital' of Canadian Jewry, but the Jewish communities of Toronto and Winnipeg also play a significant role in these events. By providing a detailed historical examination of the early Canadian Zionist movement, the book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of 20th century Jewish life in Canada."--Publisher's website.
Subject World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers--Po'alei Zion.
Jews -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Canada -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Zionism -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Canada -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781936235711 (hbk.)
1936235714 (hbk.)