The history of the Jews in the Canadian military and of their exploits and experiences dispels the myth that Jews have not contributed their share in the Canadian Armed Forces. This includes the Boer War (1899-1902), WWI (1914-1918), WWII (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as Canada's ongoing peacekeeping activities throughout the world.
Since 1759, when it is documented that Jews fought with General James Wolfe, members of the Jewish community have participate in every significant conflict that has involved Canada. In the past century, Canadian Jewry, along with the rest of the Allies, under the shadow of the Holocaust, helped liberate Europe. Our Museum pays everlasting tribute to the thousands of Jewish men and women in the Canadian military who helped foil the Nazis' plans for killing the remaining Jews in the death and labor camps.
Established in 2000, the Jewish Canadian Military Museum houses a large variety of war memorabilia that has been donated throughout the years. Additionally it is home to a Memorial Book of Remembrance, honoring the more than 550 Jewish Canadian Armed Forces personnel who gave their lives during duty.
The Archives of the Jewish Canadian Military Museum both preserves our history and educates the public about the Jewish role in the Canadian Armed Forces.
For centuries, Canadians of the Jewish faith have fought sid-by-side with our Canadian brethren in order to ensure that we, our children and our children's children continue to live in a free and open society that is both democratic and tolerant of all its citizens.
It is our purpose to make the Jewish community and the citizens of Canada aware of the remarkable contributions and supreme sacrifices that Canadians of the Jewish faith have made throughout the years.
The Jewish Canadian Military Museum now resides in a small office at 788 Marlee St. Suite 308, Toronto Ontario where all records are stored. Artifacts are all in storage and w now need a permanent facility to preserve and display these valued Military Treasures and a place for the Public to visit.