Feature Stories

Remembrance Day – and One Jewish Airman’s War Diary

By ELLIN BESSNER As Canadian Jews mark Remembrance Day today, one of the names of the fallen they might see on war cenotaphs across the country is that of Flying Officer Harry Uretzky. Uretzky is one of nearly 450 Jewish Canadians who didn’t come home from the Second World War. He was among the 17,000 … Continue reading “Remembrance Day – and One Jewish Airman’s War Diary”

Seventy-five Years in Northern Ontario … and Still Here

By TOVA ARBUS In October 2020, Beth Jacob Synagogue in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Needless to say, our small community is quite excited about this milestone and has been planning a weekend-long celebration to mark the occasion. It would not surprise me to hear that many of you had no … Continue reading “Seventy-five Years in Northern Ontario … and Still Here”