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From the Archives: Yom ha-Atzmaut

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Courtesy Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Some 20,000 people participated in the first-ever Yom ha-Atzmaut parade in Toronto that moved along Toronto’s College street and ended with a rally at Maple Leaf Gardens on May 16, 1948. Jewish organizations also demonstrated for Canada’s recognition of Israel. Identified here is Girl Guide leader Mrs. Greenberg and British flag-bearer Gloria Mosoff (m. Roden).

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