Keneder Adler – Canadian Eagle

By Israel Medres

As the downtown Jewish community expanded, the need for a Yiddish newspaper became apparent. A group of downtown Jews began planning for a daily Yiddish paper, although the main initiative came from H. Wolofsky, who was then the owner of a store that supplied merchandise to peddlers. Of course it was not an easy plan to execute, but in 1907 their goal was achieved. In that year the Keneder Adler began publication in Montreal…For the Jews arriving from Europe after 1907 it was gratifying to find that they had landed in a city with Yiddish daily newspaper. They felt less isolated and alone during their initial period of adjustment, and within the Jewish community they did not feel so green. This counted for a great deal.

Jewish Montreal of Yesterday, p.74

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