Shuln and Sheulelach: Large and Small Synagogues in Montreal and Europe
Chapbook No. 3 in the HUNGRY I BOOKS Canadian Jewish Studies Chapbook Series
This chapbook focuses on a range of subjects, which include synagogue architecture, the development of Montreal's communal infrastructure, as well as the changes that affected devotional life in the city leading up to and after World War Two.
Sara Tauben has used as her focal points three booklets published by downtown synagogues in order to see how the institutions viewed themselves at particular times in their history. To do so, she pays attention to contributions by leading rabbis, to strategies for survival, some of which are portrayed in Yiddish texts, which she translates.
The outcome is a document that increases our awareness of the shifts that took place as communal life broke along old world-new world lines.
How to order
Copies can be purchased by mailing a cheque for $10.00 to Hungry I Books, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., SB-215, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8. Cheques should be made payable to: Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies.
Copies are also for sale at the Concordia University Bookstore, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.