The history of the Jews in
the Canadian military and of their exploits and experiences
dispels the myth that Jews have not contributed their
share in the Canadian Armed Forces. This includes the
Boer War (1899-1902), WWI (1914-1918), WWII (1939-1945),
and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as Canada's
ongoing peacekeeping activities throughout the world.
Since 1759, when it is documented that
Jews fought with General James Wolfe, members of the
Jewish community have participate in every significant
conflict that has involved Canada. In the past century,
Canadian Jewry, along with the rest of the Allies, under
the shadow of the Holocaust, helped liberate Europe.
Our Museum pays everlasting tribute to the thousands
of Jewish men and women in the Canadian military who
helped foil the Nazis' plans for killing the remaining
Jews in the death and labor camps.
Established in 2000, the Canadian Jewish
Military Museum houses a large variety of war memorabilia
that has been donated throughout the years. Additionally
it is home to a Memorial Book of Remembrance, honoring
the more than 550 Jewish Canadian Armed Forces personnel
who gave their lives during duty.
The Archives of the Jewish Canadian
Military Museum both preserves our history and educates
the public about the Jewish role in the Canadian Armed
For centuries, Canadians of the Jewish
faith have fought sid-by-side with our Canadian brethren
in order to ensure that we, our children and our children's
children continue to live in a free and open society
that is both democratic and tolerant of all its citizens.
It is our purpose to make the Jewish
community and the citizens of Canada aware of the remarkable
contributions and supreme sacrifices that Canadians
of the Jewish faith have made throughout the years.
The Jewish Canadian Military Museum
presently resides in a small office at 788 Marlee
St. Suite 308, Toronto Ontario where all records are
stored. Artifacts are all in storage and w now need
a permanent facility to preserve and display these valued
Military Treasures and a place for the Public to visit.