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The Jewish Voice of Hamilton

July 12 - August 19

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The Jewish Voice of Hamilton features a snapshot into the dynamic life of the city through the lens of its one-time Yiddish language newspaper and its iconoclastic publisher, Henry Balinson.

This exhibit, circulated by the The Rose and Phil Rosenshein Museum at the Beth Jacob Synagogue, will display editions of The Jewish Voice of Hamilton newspaper, letterpress printing artifacts, photographs and other documents, all part of the Balinson Family Archive. The newspaper issues on display  provide a fascinating snapshot of 1930s and 1940s Hamilton through its advertisements, features and the provocative editorials of its editor and publisher, Henry Balinson. This exhibition also highlights Balinson’s involvement in the local labour movement, and the important role of ethnic press in serving immigrant communities in urban centres.

The exhibit will offer the public an opportunity to gain an understanding of the Jewish community in Hamilton during a time of significant social, cultural and economic change.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to SAT > 10am—4pm