Symbols
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: Jewish symbols in unexpected places

Even as it welcomes patients from all backgrounds, the JGH remains proud of its Jewish heritage. Sometimes you’ll even see signs of that legacy peeking out from the most unexpected corners.

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One of downtown Montreal’s district offices (circa 1929) for the campaign to build the Jewish General Hospital.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: The campaign to build the JGH kicks into high gear

On September 22, 1929, more than 3,000 members of the Jewish community gathered at the Mount Royal Hotel to launch the $1 million campaign to build the JGH.

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Taube Kaplan
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Taube Kaplan, a leading light in the first decades of the 20th century

Only the modest personality of Taube Kaplan kept her from being celebrated during her lifetime as a “rank-and-file” founder of the Jewish General Hospital. Today she is remembered as one of the JGH’s earliest and most important grass-roots fundraisers,

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Front page of Montreal’s daily Yiddish newspaper in 1912, with a photo and article about the launch of the Herzl Dispensary.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Launch of the Herzl Dispensary, a forerunner of the JGH

Launched in June 1912, the Herzl Dispensary—a forerunner of the JGH—provided vital healthcare services to Montreal’s growing Jewish community.

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Drapeau
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Mayor Jean Drapeau pays a visit

In March 1984, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau unveiled a plaque marking the 50th anniversary of the Jewish General Hospital.

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Dr. Samuel O. Freedman
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, a pioneering researcher

Extensive growth was among the most notable features in the term of Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, who served as Director of the Lady Davis Institute from 1991 to 2000. Under his stewardship, the LDI emerged as one of Quebec’s premier medical research facilities.

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Princess
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Visit from a princess

During the early 1940s, the JGH Auxiliary’s Honourary Patroness was Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who was the wife of Canada’s Governor-General, the Earl of Athlone.

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FLQ
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: The abduction of James Cross

On Oct. 5, 1970, in a crisis that made international headlines, British Trade Commissioner James Cross was abducted at gunpoint by the Front de libération du Québec. Released on Dec. 3, Mr. Cross was treated at the JGH.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients

In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.

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