This day in Jewish history / Farewell to the so-called 'father of Canadian Jewry'
Though he isn't credited with developing the Jewish community, businessman Aaron Hart, who died on this day in 1800, was the most prominent and influential Jew in Canada's early years under the British.
On December 28, 1800, Aaron Philip Hart, remembered by some as the “father of Canadian Jewry,” died in Trois Rivieres, Quebec at age 76.
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