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Montreal Jewish General Hospital Archives

The Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Archives preserves the institutional memory of the Hospital from its medical precursors in the 1910s through modern times.  The Archives contains textual records, photographs, artefacts, and audiovisual materials and is responsible for maintaining a growing record of the hospital’s remarkable legacy.  The JGH Archives’ website features collections, finding aids, and a fully searchable database of nearly 4,000 records.

Brick & Pledge Collection

The Brick & Pledge Collection, searchable through the JewishGen Canada Database, is the largest part of the JGH Archives database.  More than 3,000 original pledges and subscription “brick” cards issued during the capital campaign in 1929 have been digitized; the cards honor the men and women who founded and contributed to the building of the Jewish General Hospital, a hospital that, since its inception, has served not only Jews, but all faiths and cultures.  The “brick” cards were an innovative fundraising program created by the Campaign Committee for parents to contribute on behalf of their children.  Every “brick” card shows not only the name and address of the child but also the total number of bricks purchased.  For each dollar donated, their children receive a certificate printed in the shape of a brick, thereby identifying even the youngest with this endeavor.  This collection is a valuable resource for genealogical research of the Montreal Jewish community, especially those living during the 1920s and 1930s.

As you browse through these cards, we encourage comments and additional information should you find names that have not been transcribed correctly.  All efforts have been made to provide an accurate database, however we cannot be held responsible for one’s penmanship.

Da (Linda) Lei
Archivist | Archiviste
Health Sciences Library | Bibliothèque des sciences de la santé
Jewish General Hospital | Hôpital général juif
3755 ch. de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Rd.,
Montréal, QC H3T 1E2

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