Canadian Jewish numbers declining

user submitted picture In a new report on, it looks like our Jewish neighbors to the north are in serious need of a boost in their population growth. In Canada, it seems that Jewish communities are not holding on to their numbers very well due to emigration, the elderly passing away, and the low birth rates. explains that

“… the census found that Canada’s Jewish population rose by a modest 3.5 per cent between 1991 and 2001, to just over 370,000. It was one of the lowest rates of growth among religions and other ethnic groups, and sounded alarm bells among communal leaders on the need to increase the Jewish birthrate and boost immigration.”

You hear that Canadian Jews? Time to start shaking up; post your profile on Jmerica and get busy, your community is counting on you.

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