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.
This resulted in an intensive, multi-year capital campaign which, unfortunately, coincided with the collapse of the stock market and the beginning of the Great Depression. Nevertheless, dedicated donors and volunteers were successful in raising the amount required for the hospital to open in October 1934.
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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