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Good Fences do not Necessarily Make Good Neighbors: Jews and Judaism in Canada's Schools and Universities

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Publication Date: January 1999

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Michael Brown

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review 11:3-4 (Fall 1999)

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education)

Keywords: Education; Church and State; Policy; Day schools

Type: Report

Coverage: Canada


In Canada, religion and education are intertwined. When education underwent a shift towards multiculturalism in the 1950s, providing more space for Jews in the public school system, Canada saw a rise in Jewish day schools and Jewish studies programs at universities.

This article explores the history of education in Canada as it relates to Jewish inclusion and exclusion, and offers insights into modern developments, both in the secular/public and Jewish/communal realms.