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.

Just take a stroll over to the Côte‑des‑Neiges lobby in Pavilion A, where you’ll find a Star‑of‑David motif on, of all things, a heating vent near the elevators. This metal panel dates back to the opening of Pavilion A in 1951.

Now walk out the Côte‑des‑Neiges doors and take a look at either side of the entrance: there, carved in stone, are stylized Stars of David that extend a warm greeting to patients and visitors.

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The Jewish General Hospital’s 85th anniversary is an ideal occasion to take a glimpse into the past. By remembering the extraordinary efforts of the hospital’s founders, supporters, staff and volunteers, we honour the enduring legacy of the JGH.

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