Sherbrooke Jewish Community History Project:
The Sherbrooke Jewish Community History Project consists of a group of people who are interested in documenting and preserving the history of the Jewish Community in Sherbrooke from its beginning in the 19th century until the final sale of the Synagogue in the 1987. This website is part of that project.
- The collection and preservation of documents, photos, and ephemera of the community though association with Sherbrooke Historical Society in their registered archives
- The ongoing collection of stories from the community and others for publication and preservation.
- The documentation on ancestry.com of the over 1000 Jewish residents of Sherbrooke, their origins and destination etc. Sherbrooke Jewish Community tree on Ancestry.com
- The collection and archiving for future use of Oral Histories from members of the community
- The Sherbrooke Jewish Community website with photos, histories mailing lists etc
- Support for an in depth academic study of The History of the Sherbrooke Jewish Community by Elizabeth Moorehouse Stein and Pierre Anctill from U Ottawa
- The translation and publication of an updated and bilingual edition of the “The Echenbergs of Sherbrooke and Ostropol: A Tales of Two Shtetls”
If you are interested in more information or supporting our efforts, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Location: 45°24N 71°54W
Sherbrooke is situated 100 miles east of Montreal and 25 miles north of the Vermont border at the confluence of the Saint-Francis and Magog rivers in the heart of the Estrie or Eastern Townships.