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Hamilton, Ontario


Hamilton is a small city on Lake Ontario, approximately one hour by car from Toronto. Neighbouring cities are Ancaster, Dundas, Waterdown, Stoney Creek and Burlington.


The population of Hamilton is approximately 450,000. McMaster University offers an excellent range of courses, but is particularly know for its Medical School. In addition, Mohawk Community College has an outstanding reputation. Hamilton Place, home to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, offers the ultimate in performance standards to audiences and performers alike and attracts world class artists.

The Jewish community consists of more than 4,700 people most of whom live in West Hamilton, Dundas and Ancaster. The majority of the members of the Jewish community are professionals or own small businesses.

There are three synagogues, two days schools, a high school midrasha and two afternoon Hebrew schools . The Jewish Community Centre houses, among other things, a Day Camp, and the Jewish Federation. Other community services available are a senior apartment building, Shalom Village, a nursing home, the Beth Tikvah group for special individuals, a nursery school and a kosher food bank.

There are two women’s organizations - Emunah Women and Na’amat.The UJA Federation of Hamilton maintains a $1 million campaign to support these and other organizations.  There is a kosher butcher and a kosher delicatesen.

Hamilton Jewish Social Services carries out resettlement work for Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada. We offer English as a second language programs, literacy programs and workshops for Senior immigrants.  We have welcomed people from Israel, the former Soviet Union, Iran, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Montreal, South Africa and the United States.

We warmly welcome all who would like to join our community - everyone is special. 


For further information:
Carol Krames, Director
Hamilton Jewish Social Services
30 King St. E
Dundas, Ontario, L9H 5G6

Tel: (905) 627 9922 ex 21

Hamilton Jewish Community:

City of Hamilton Website:

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