Auxiliary
85th Anniversary - ArchivesApril 2019

From the archives: The Auxiliary is created in 1936

When the JGH opened in 1934, it had two crucial, ongoing needs: a steady source of funding to purchase medical equipment and supplies, and a pool of dedicated volunteers. Both were delivered by the JGH Auxiliary.

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Chanukah celebration for children in the hospital in the 1950s.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesApril 2019

From the archives: A time to celebrate

Many Jewish festivals are observed in the hospital over the course of the year, including Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Chanukah and Passover.

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Newsweek
April 2019News

JGH named among world’s top 100 hospitals

In a survey for Newsweek magazine, the Jewish General Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the world, also placing first in Quebec and fourth among Canadian hospitals.

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On August 3, 1931, Canada’s Governor General, Lord Bessborough (centre, with shovel), turned the first sod to start construction of the JGH. Joining him at the ceremony were (from left) Hirsch Wolofsky (with cane), Editor of the Jewish Daily Eagle; A.M. Vineberg, Chairman of the Building Program; Michael Hirsch, Co-Chairman of the 1929 Building Campaign; Joseph Levinson Sr., Treasurer; Rabbi Herman Abramowitz of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim; and Allan Bronfman, Co-Chairman of the 1929 Building Campaign.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesApril 2019

From the archives: Ground is broken to start construction of the JGH

One of the most stirring milestones in the history of the JGH was the day when ground was finally broken, on August 3, 1931, to start construction of the hospital.

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