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,
Launched in June 1912, the Herzl Dispensary—a forerunner of the JGH—provided vital healthcare services to Montreal’s growing Jewish community.
For more than 60 years, countless numbers of patients received vital health care in what was originally known as the Herzl Dispensary. But by the mid-1970s, its time as an independent facility was at an end, as a result of its merger with the JGH.