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Canadian Immigration Overview
Between 1947 and 1949, 1,123 Jewish orphans came to Canada as part of the War Orphans Project. As stipulated by the Canadian government, the Jewish community assumed full responsibility for their support. Finding foster homes, schooling and jobs for these new arrivals was a large undertaking for the relatively small Jewish population of the time.      more... »
Jew/Jewish
Someone of the Hebrew or Jewish people. Someone who is either born or converts to Judaism, which is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish People.
War Orphans Project
An initiative of the Canadian Jewish community that secured the permission of the Canadian government to admit Jewish orphans after the war. In 1947, Privy Council Order #1647 was issued permitting 1000 Jewish war orphans, under eighteen years of age, to immigrate to Canada under the auspices of Canadian Jewish congress, with the stipulation that full responsibility for the children's welfare be assumed by the Jewish community.