The IISH has a unique and manifold collection of Yiddish material consisting of books, brochures, periodicals and pamphlets.
Primary sources are a direct link to the people and events of the past. They are incredibly important for the study of Jewish Canadian culture and history. Try these to get started, but look online for other digitized collections of primary sources.
This site brings together the databases and digitized archival material of the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives (formerly CJCCCNA), the Jewish Public Library Archives of Montreal (JPL-A), the Montreal Holocaust Museum, the Ottawa Jewish Archives, the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum (SJJHM), the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Museum and Archives and The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue Archives. New material is being added on a regular basis.
After the war, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada as part of the War Orphans Project. Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the story of the orphans' courage and resilience.