List of Canadian Jews


List of Canadian Jews

The Jewish population of Canada is approximately 385,000, with a majority living in either Toronto (200,000) or Montreal (100,000). Following the end of World War II, some 40,000 Holocaust survivors, stemming mainly from Eastern Europe, resettled in Canada (third in number behind Israel and the United States). [Franklin Bialystok, Delayed Impact: The Holocaust and the Canadian Jewish Community, 1945-1985 (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000). (as cited in [http://www.bnaibrith.ca/institute/millennium/millennium01.html http://www.bnaibrith.ca/institute/millennium/millennium01.html] )] The following is a list of some prominent Canadian Jews (Jewish Canadians).

Academics

Natural scientists

* Sidney Altman, molecular biologist, Nobel Prize (1989)
* Dr. Stanley Bernstein , MD known for his health studies and weight-loss program
* Ursula Franklin, metallurgist
* Richard Goldbloom, physician, university chancellor
* Calvin Gotlieb, computer scientist [cite web|url=http://utpress.utpress.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/cw2w3.cgi?p=good&t=101104&d=1946|title=Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry|work=University of Toronto Press|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Charles Hollenberg, physician
* William Kahan, computer scientist, Turing Award (1989)
* Martin Kamen, chemist
* Irving Kaplansky, mathematician
* Rachmiel Levine, physician
* David H. Levy, astronomer
* Clifford Leznoff, chemist
* Rudolph Marcus, chemist, Nobel Prize (1992)
* Louis Nirenberg, mathematician
* Abraham Peliowski, Physician, Neonatologist
* John Polanyi, chemist, Nobel Prize (1986) (Jewish father)
* Martin Raff, cell biologist
* Anatol Rapoport, mathematical psychologist
* Ray Reiter, computer scientist
* Juda Quastel, biochemist
* Joe Schwarcz, chemist, author, science popularizer
* Louis Siminovitch, molecular biologist
* Michael Sklar I, physiology research, inventor of the artificial cell
* Louis Slotin, physicist & radiation victim
* Rudolf Vrba, pharmacologist
* Mark Wainberg, AIDS researcher

ocial scientists

* Irving Abella, historian
* Anne Bayefsky, human rights scholar
* Eric Berne, psychiatrist (Canadian-born)
* Norman Cantor, historian
* Erving Goffman, sociologist
* J. L. Granatstein, historian
* Gad Horowitz, political scientist
* Raymond Klibansky, philosopher
* James Laxer, political economist (Jewish father)
*Michael Marrus, historian.
* Mitchell Goldenberg, historian
*Leo Panitch, political scientist
* Steven Pinker, linguist (Canadian-born)
* David Roskies, Author & Professor of Yiddish Literature (Canadian-born)
* Myron Scholes, economist, Nobel Prize (1997)
* Lionel Tiger, anthropologist
* Jacob Viner, economist (Canadian-born)

Artists

* Aba Bayefsky, painter
* Arnold Belkin, painter
* Joyce Borenstein, animator, filmmaker & cartoonist
* Sam Borenstein, painter
* Jennifer Cherniack, visual/media artist
* Sorel Etrog, sculptor
* Frank Gehry, architect
* Albert Gilbert, photographerFact|date=January 2007
* Gerald Gladstone, sculptor
* Simon Glass, photograher
* Eric Goldberg (artist), painter
* Jack Goldstein, multimedia artist
* Philip Guston, abstract expressionist
* Mike Hammer, painter
* Henry Orenstein, painter
* Oscar Orenstein, painter
* William Raphael, painter
* Moshe Safdie, architect
* Dana Samuel, visual/media artist and curator
* Yechiel (Eli) Shainblum, painter, sculptor and Montreal Jewish day-school teacher
* Joe Shuster, Canadian-born co-creator of Superman
*Erik Slutsky, painter
* Max Stern, art dealer
* Evan Tapper, media artist
*Avrom Yanovsky, cartoonist father of Zal Yanovsky

Business and philanthropy

* Izzy Asper, founder of CanWest Global Communications
* David Azrieli, businessman & philanthropist
* Jenny Belzberg, philanthropist
* Samuel Belzberg, businessman & philanthropist
* Harry Borenstein, founder of The Last Minute Club Inc. and co-founder & CEO of Talkster
* Garner Bornstein, founder of Generation Net and Airborne Entertainment
* Samuel Bronfman, founder of Seagram, Bronfman family dynasty
* Edgar, Sr., Edgar, Jr., Edward & Charles Bronfman, businessmen & philanthropists
* Reuben Cohen, businessman
* Michael Cohl, rock music promoter has his name on the "Canadian Walk of Fame"
* George Cohon, founder of McDonald's of Canada
* Maxwell Cummings, businessman & philanthropist
* Leslie Dan, businessman & philanthropist
* Jack Diamond, businessman & philanthropist
* Jacob Ghermezian & sons, real estate owners & developers
* Brian Gluckstein, renowned interior designer
* Milton Harris, businessman
* Michal Hornstein, businessman & philanthropist
* Mel Hurtig, publisher, author & prominent Canadian nationalist
* Avrom Isaacs, art dealer
* Phyllis Lambert, architect and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
* Nelson Millman, Program director and VP of Fan 590
* David Mirvish, Theatre producer and son of Ed Mirvish
* Ed Mirvish, businessman & philanthropist
* Gunnar K. A. Njalsson, CEO, administrative scientist (conservative)cite book|title=Canadian Who's Who 2007|pages=|publisher =University of Toronto Press|date =2007-05-30|accessdate=2007-08-08]
* Andy Nulman, co-founder of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Airborne Entertainment
* Paul Reichmann & family, real estate owners & developers
* Heather Reisman, chief executive of Indigo Books and Music
* Sarah & Herman Reitman, founders of Reitmans
* Harry Rosen, businessman
* Joseph Rotman, businessman & philanthropist
* Seymour Schulich, businessman & philanthropist
* Gerald Schwartz, founder of Onex Corporation
* Irving Schwartz, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Officer of the Order of Canada [cite web
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* Barry Sherman, billionaire, founder of Apotex
* Alex Shnaider, billionaire, co-founder of Midland Group
* Jeffrey Skoll, billionaire, co-founder of eBay, philanthropist
* Isadore Sharp, businessman
* Ida Steinberg, businessman founder of now bankrupt Steinberg's
* Max Stern, arts benefactor
* Jack Tietolman, radio pioneer
* Moses Znaimer, Founder of CityTV, media philosopher

Film, TV and stage

Actors and performers

* Harvey Atkin, actor
* Matt Austin, actor
* Liane Balaban, actress (Jewish father)
*Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (1988 - ) television actress ("Degrassi: The Next Generation")cite journal | last =Jones| first=Jen| authorlink =| coauthors =| title =School's In for Degrassi| journal =JV!be| volume =| issue =| pages =| publisher =Jewish Family & Life| date =12/06 | url =http://www.jvibe.com/popculture/schools_degrassi.shtml| doi =| id =ISSN| accessdate =2006-12-15| format =dead link|date=June 2008 – [http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&lr=&q=author%3AJones+intitle%3ASchool%27s+In+for+Degrassi&as_publication=JV%21be&as_ylo=&as_yhi=&btnG=Search Scholar search] ]
* Jay Baruchel, actor
*Lani Billard (1979 - ) television actress ("Ready or Not") [Billard - [http://www.laurabertram.net/fcqa08.html] "Lani Billard (Busy) in real life - who is Jewish"]
* Ben Blue, actor and comedian
* Lloyd Bochner, actor
* Rick Bronson, comedian and TV travel show host
*Neve Campbell (1973 - ) film and television actress ("Scream") [http://www.joonbug.com/Images/press/articles/newsday-12-29-03.htm]
* Emmanuelle Chriqui, actress
*Lauren Collins (1986 - ) television actress ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf] [Collins - [http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1150107187375&call_pageid=991479973472&col=991929131147] "She's currently trekking across Israel on a 10-day kibbutz and chatting about her career while surrounded by a busload of other young adults... When she returns from the tour — a trip called Birthright that offers free treks to the country for Jews in their late teens and early twenties — filming will begin almost immediately..."]
* Paulo Costanzo, actor
*Russell Behrmann, actor, A Canadian in Americaland
*David Eisner, actor Hangin' In
* Erica Ehm, video jockey
* Jamie Elman, actor, Student Bodies, American Dreams
*Jake Epstein (1987 - ) teen idol/TV actor ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") [http://www.juf.org/tweens/new_cel.asp?id=50] [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf]
*Stacey Farber (1987 - ) television actress ("Degrassi: the Next Generation") [http://www.lasplash.com/Entertainment/printer_Degrassi_-_My_Introduction_.php] [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf]
* Celia Franca, ballerina [Obituary, "Jewish Chronicle", Apr 13 2007, p.20]
* Victor Garber, actor
* Jessalyn Gilsig, TV actress (Jewish father)
* Joanna Gleason, actor
*Jake Goldsbie (1988 - ) television actor ("Degrassi: the Next Generation") [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf]
*Martin Goldhar, actor
*Aubrey Graham (1986 - ) television actor ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf]
* Lorne Greene, actor
* Corey Haim, actor
* Monty Hall, TV host
* Melissa Hayden, ballet dancer ("unconfirmed")
*Kenny Hotz - filmmaker, actor, producer, director, journalist, photographer and writercite news | last =Pascoe| first =Bryon| coauthors=Telner, Paul| title =Comedians Kenny and Spenny revel in their ‘Heb-i-ness’ | pages=| publisher =The Canadian Jewish News| date =2006-12-07 | url =http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=10762| accessdate =2006-12-06 ]
* Lou Jacobi, actor
* Steven Kerzner, plays tv character "Ed the Sock"
* Shane Kippel (1986 - ) television actor ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") [http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt061228.pdf]
* Mia Kirshner, actress
* Eugene Levy (1946 - ) actor, television director, producer and writercite journal | last =Rosen | first =Steven | authorlink = | coauthors = | title =Want to spoof Purim and the Oscars? Be our Guest! | journal =The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles | volume =21 | issue =39 | pages = | publisher = | date =2006-11-16 | url =http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16799 | doi = | id = | accessdate =2006-11-16 ]
*Jaclyn Linetsky (1986 - 2003) television actress ("15/Love") [Linetsky - [http://www.bnaibrith.ca/tribune/jt-040826-09.html] "A year ago, life could not have been much better for Jaclyn Linetsky. The beautiful young Jewish actress from the Montreal suburb of Hampstead had just scored a starring role in a new YTV tween comedy-drama 15/Love."]
* Howie Mandel, actor & comedian [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/00/apr6-00/tab/tab1.htm|title=Howie Mandel to headline ICRF gala|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Lorne Michaels, (born Lorne Lipowitz), creator of Saturday Night Live
* Rick Moranis, actor & comedian
* Jesse Paikin, actor & playwright
* Jennifer Podemski, actor (The Rez)
* Tamara Podemski, actor (The Rez)
* Sara Podemski, actor (Moccasin Flats)
*Spencer Rice - writer, director and performer
*Seth Rogen (1982 - ) film/television actor ("Freaks & Greeks") [Rogen - [http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/26653/edition_id/513/format/html/displaystory.html] ]
* Saul Rubinek, actor
* Mort Sahl, comedian
* Avery Saltzman
* Aaron Schwartz, actor best known as Maximilian Glick
* Paul Shaffer, TV comedian
* Sharon, Lois & Bram, children's musical group
* William Shatner, actor
* David Steinberg, comedian
*Kyle Switzer (1985 - ) television actor ("15/Love") [Switzer - [http://www.bnaibrith.ca/tribune/jt-040826-09.html] "Another Jewish member of the cast is Ottawa’s Kyle Switzer who plays campus newspaper editor Rick Geddes."]
* Al Waxman, actor [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/01/jan25-01/main.asp|title=Al Waxman dies at 65|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Wayne and Shuster, comedy duo
* Joseph Wiseman, actor

Directors and producers

* Mark Achbar, director
* Len Blum, movie writer known for his contributions to "Meatballs" and "Stripes"
* Sidney M. Cohen, director-producer of "Thrill of a Lifetime" and " The Mad Dash"
* David Cronenberg, director
* Garth Drabinsky, theatre impressario
* Arlene Ezrin, television, radio writer and producer
* Bob Ezrin, famous music producer who worked on Pink Floyd's "The Wall"
* Sidney J. Furie, director
* Evan Goldberg, producer, director, writer
* Arthur Gottlieb, owned Lakeshore Studios and the farm in Pickering where "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans" was shot
* David Gow, writer/director/producer "Steel Toes"
* Harold Greenberg, producer of "Porky's"
* Arthur Hiller, director
* Phil Hersch, director of "Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans"
* John Hirsch, theatre director
*Kenny Hotz - filmmaker, actor, producer, director, journalist, photographer and writer
* Sharon Hyman, filmmaker, film producer
* Robert Lantos, producer
*Shawn Levy (1968-), director and actor. Levy is the director of Big Fat Liar, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Pink Panther and Night at the Museum
* Louis B. Mayer, film producer who co-founded MGM
* Lorne Michaels, TV producer
* Leo Orenstein, TV producer, director
* Ivan Reitman, director
* Jason Reitman, director of "Juno" and son of Ivan Reitman
* Spencer Rice, writer, director and performer
* Albert S. Ruddy, director
* Maxine Samuels, producer of "The Forest Rangers"
* Mark Slutsky, writer-director and bon vivant
*Warner Brothers, founders of the film studio
* Moses Znaimer, TV producer

It has often been thought that Canadian movie director Norman Jewison is Jewish due to his last name, but in fact he is not.

Historical figures

Politicians

* Israel Asper, Manitoba MLA, leader of provincial Liberals
* Jack Austin, senator and former cabinet minister, married to Natalie Veiner Freeman. [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=2205|title=Martin names cabinet|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Dave Barrett, former premier of British Columbia (Jewish father) [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/00/aug17-00/features/feature2.htm|title=Hillary, Stock, and anti-Semitism|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Peter Bercovitch, Quebec MNA and MP [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/01/july5-01/front2.asp|title= Possible loss of 'Jewish' riding deplored|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Lawrence Bergman, Quebec MNA and cabinet minister [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=384|title=Bergman named to Charest cabinet|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Sidney Buckwold, senator and mayor of Saskatoon
* David Caplan, Ontario MPP
* Elinor Caplan, MP
* Gerald Caplan, NDP Strategist
* Saul Mark Cherniack, Manitoba MLA [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/99/sept30-99/front4.htm|title=Jewish candidates defeated in Manitoba|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* David Chudnovsky, British Columbia MLA
* David L. Cohen, municipal councillor in Richmond Hill, Ontario
* Erminie Cohen, senator
*Russell Copeman, Quebec M.N.A. * David Croll, senator [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002031|title=David Arnold Croll|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Barnett Jerome Danson, cabinet minister
* Howard Epstein, Nova Scotia MLA
* Mike Feldman, deputy mayor of Toronto
* Sheila Finestone, MP and senator [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/02/jan3-02/front1.asp|title= Finestone to retire from Senate|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Raymonde Folco, MP [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=3840|title=Montreal remains faithful to Liberals|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Myra Freeman, lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/01/july19-01/front5.asp|title=Q Lt.-Gov. succeeds in blending responsibilities|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Phillip Givens,(politician) Mayor of Toronto
* Ron Ghitter, senator
* Victor Goldbloom, Quebec MNA and doctor [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/01/july5-01/front2.asp|title= Possible loss of 'Jewish' riding deplored|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Carl Goldenberg, senator
* Yoine Goldstein, senator [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=7227|title=Montreal Jewish lawyer named to the Senate|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Cy Gonick, Manitoba MLA
* Jerry Grafstein, Senator
* Herb Gray, deputy prime minister [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastissues/00/aug17-00/features/feature2.htm|title=Hillary, Stock, and anti-Semitism|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Sidney Green, Manitoba MLA
* Allan Grossman, Ontario MPP
* Larry Grossman, Ontario MPP
* Charles Harnick, Ontario MPP, Attorney General of Ontario
* Ezekiel Hart, the first Jew elected to the Canadian Parliament [cite web|url=http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=309&letter=H&search=Canada|title=Hart|work=JewishEnyclopedia.com|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Anthony Housefather, Mayor of Cote Saint-Luc (suburb of Montreal) [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/02/jan24-02/community/community2.htm|title= Jews nearly 10% of megacity councillors|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Susan Kadis, MP
* Bob Kaplan, solicitor general
* Sam Katz, mayor of Winnipeg
* Leonard Arthur Kitz, mayor of Halifax
* Leo Kolber, senator
* Monte Kwinter, Ontario MPP [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=1848|title=Ottawa rabbi adds Jewish touch to Dalton McGuinty’s big day|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Saul Laskin, mayor of Thunder Bay
* Mel Lastman, mayor of Toronto
* David Lewis, NDP leader
* Stephen Lewis, Ontario NDP leader
* Robert Libman, Quebec MNA and mayor
* Stephen Mandel, mayor of Edmonton [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=4664|title=Edmonton elects first Jewish mayor|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Richard Marceau, MP
* Herbert Marx, Quebec MNA and Minister of Justice
* Josh Matlow, school trustee in Toronto
* Howard Moscoe, municipal politician in Toronto
* Henry Nathan, Jr., 1st Jewish Canadian in House of Commons
* Dan S. Nathanson, Mayor of New Waterford, Nova Scotia, and doctor.
* Nathan Phillips, mayor of Toronto [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=8773|title=Cornwall shul closes its doors on an 80-year history|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Scott Reid, MP (Jewish mother)
* Fred Rose, MP
* Harvey Rosen, mayor of Kingston
* Jacques Saada, MP [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=2205|title=Martin names cabinet|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* J.B. Salsberg, Ontario MPP
* Morton Shulman, Ontario NDP MPP, Doctor, Coroner, Journalist, Businessman
* Mira Spivak, senator [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/02/aug8-02/front5.asp|title= Manitoba's Sidney Spivak remembered as a gentleman|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Sidney Spivak, Manitoba MLA [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/pastIssues/02/aug8-02/front5.asp|title= Manitoba's Sidney Spivak remembered as a gentleman|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]
* Harry Veiner, Mayor of Medicine Hat, brother of Sam Veiner
* Gerry Weiner, MP [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=8182|title=Quebec Jews will stick with the Liberals|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-30]

Jurists and public servants

* Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court justice
* Harry Batshaw, first Jew to be appointed to a superior court in Canada.
* Alan Borovoy, lawyer
* Harold Buchwald, lawyer
* Irwin Cotler, justice minister [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=2205|title=Martin names cabinet|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Ben Dunkelman, soldier
* Morris Fish, Supreme Court justice
* Samuel Freedman, Manitoba chief justice
* Alan B. Gold, Quebec chief justice
* Klaus Goldschlag, ambassador
* Allan Gotlieb, ambassador
* Edward Greenspan, lawyer
* Sol Kanee, lawyer
* Bora Laskin, chief Supreme Court justice
* Michael Moldaver, Court of Appeal. Ontario
* Howard Morry, lawyer
* Nathaniel Nemetz, British Columbia chief justice
* Louis Rasminsky, governor of the Bank of Canada
* Marshall Rothstein, Supreme Court justice
* Clayton Ruby, lawyer
* Bernard Shapiro,former Ethics Commissioner of Canada
* Morris Shumiatcher, lawyer

Religious figures

* Aviel Barclay, blog author and first certified Soferet (female Torah scribe) in Jewish history
* Neil Gillman, Conservative Rabbi (Canadian-born)
* Isaac Hellmuth, convert to Christianity [http://communications.uwo.ca/anniversary/historic_story.html?listing_id=6614]
* Ernest Klein, Rabbi and author
* Lionel Moses, Conservative Rabbi
* Gunther Plaut, Reform Rabbi
* Avraham Aharon Price, Rabbi, Educator, and Author

Activists

*Kalmen Kaplansky, leader of the Jewish Labour Committee and a leading human rights activist
*Moishe Lewis, secretary of the Jewish Labour Committee and father of David Lewis
* Henry Morgentaler, doctor & abortion activist [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005437|title=Henry Morgentaler|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]

Musicians

Popular musicians

* Natalie & Nicole Appleton, members of All Saints (Jewish mother)
* Jesse Barksdale, jazz guitarist (Jewish mother)
* Scott Storch, Successful Hip Hop producer
* Steve Bays, member of Hot Hot Heat
* David Buchbinder, jazz and klezmer trumpeter and composer
* Leonard Cohen, songwriter & poet
* Percy Faith, bandleader, composer and conductor
* Chilly Gonzales, electronica
* Daniel Greaves, Joey Serlin, Sammy Kohn, members of The Watchmen
* Shai Haddad, rapper
* Engineer, rapper/producer.
* Adam Jesin, guitar player and vocalist for Moksa and Mint
* Eli Kassner, world renowned classical guitar pedagogue
*Gary Kaufman, drummer and son of Merton Kaufman, who immigrated to Canada
*Merton Kaufman, house band drummer at the Cavern Club. His band opened for The Beatles often
* Moe Koffman, jazz musician
* Corky Laing, member of Mountain
* Steve Lederman, musician, music historian, drummer
* Geddy Lee, frontman of Rush
* Marilyn Lerner, jazz pianist
*Sophie Milman (1983 - ) jazz musician [Milman - [http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=12935] "“In Canada, I’m Jewish first, Israeli second. When people start on the Jews, that’s when I get very Jewish. Obviously I’m Israeli whenever I turn on the news. I’m Canadian when I’m in the United States. I am a collection of all these things,” Milman says with an air of defiance."]
* Ben Mink, collaborator with K.D. Lang (who herself claims remote Jewish ancestry)
* Steven Page, member of Barenaked Ladies
* Peaches, electrothrash artist
* Robbie Robertson, member of The Band (Jewish father) [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0010280|title=Robbie Robertson|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
*Lindsay Robins (1986 - ) singer/songwritercite news | last =Levy-Ajzenkopf| first =Andy| coauthors=| title =Montreal singer scores with VJ Search’s theme song | pages=| publisher =The Canadian Jewish News| date =2006-11-29 | url =http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=10719| accessdate =2006-11-29 ]
* Lhasa de Sela, singer/songwriter (Jewish mother)
* Bernie Senensky jazz pianist
* Jake Shamash, drummer from popular band Transcend/good friend of Jer :)
* Gian Carlo Sherman, Dj/Producer - Dj So LOW
*Howard Shore, Academy Award winning music writer
* Lenny Solomon violinist
* David Usher, singer/songwriter (Jewish father)
* Zack Werner, judge on Canadian Idol
* Zal Yanovsky, member of The Lovin' Spoonful

Classical musicians

* Harry Adaskin, violinist
* Murray Adaskin, violinist & composer
* Louis Applebaum, composer
* Henry Brant, composer
* Alexander Brott, composer, violinist & conductor
* Victor Feldbrill, conductor
* Maureen Forrester, opera singer
* Harry Freedman, composer
* Srul Irving Glick, composer
* Nicholas Goldschmidt, conductor (Jewish father)
* Leo Grinhauz, cellist
* Luis Grinhauz, violinist
* Moshe Hammer, violinist
* Ofra Harnoy, cellist
* Itamar Danziger, composer
* David L. Kaplan, professor and conductor
* Anton Kuerti, pianist
* George London, operatic baritone
* Berta Rosenohl, pianist
* Howard Shore, film composer
* Victoria Taranova, opera singer
* John Weinzweig, composer
* Maurice Zbriger, violinist

Writers

Authors

* Irving Abella, historian
* Pierre Anctil, non-Jewish translator of Yiddish writing into French
* Joel Bakan, author
* Saul Bellow, writer, Nobel Prize (1976) (Canadian-born)
* David Bezmozgis, author [cite news|title=Bright light, big city|work=The Globe and Mail|date=June 3, 2004]
* Martha Blum, Saskatchewan novelist, pharmacologist
* Leonard Cohen, poet and songwriter
* Matt Cohen, writer
* Cory Doctorow, author, blogger
* Howard Engel, mystery writer
* Martin Friedland, author, professor & lawyer
* Matt Friedman, journalist & author
* Mavis Gallant, author
* Mici Gold, science fiction author & poet
* Jonathan Goldstein, author, radio producer
* Fanny Goose (born Fanie Stenbock), writer "Rising from the Holocaust"
* Phyllis Gotlieb, science fiction writer & poet
* Sondra Gotlieb, writer
* David Gow, playwright & screenwriter/director/producer "Steel Toes"
* Charles Yale Harrison, novelist and biographer
* Anna Heilman, memoirist
* Karen Irving, novelist
* Naïm Kattan, writer
* A.M. Klein, poet
* Rachel Korn, poet
* Henry Kreisel, novelist
* Irving Layton, poet
* Michael Libling, science fiction & fantasy author
* Norman Levine, writer
* Jack Ludwig, writer
* Eli Mandel, poet [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005063|title=Eli Mandel|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Seymour Mayne, poet
* Anne Michaels, poet and novelist (Jewish father) [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009951|title=Anne Michaels|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Edeet Ravel, novelist
* Mordecai Richler, author
* Régine Robin, author
* Rick Salutin, playwright & critic
* Mark Shainblum, author & comic book creator
* Jason Sherman, playwright
* Joseph Sherman, poet
* Mark Strand, poet
* Morley Torgov, author
* Karen X. Tulchinsky, author & screenwriter
* Miriam Waddington, poet [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008402|title=Miriam Waddington|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Tom Wayman, poet
* William Weintraub, author
* Allan Weiss, science fiction author and academic
* Adele Wiseman, writer [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008664|title=Adele Wiseman|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]

Journalists

* Barbara Amiel, journalist [cite web|url=http://utpress.utpress.utoronto.ca/cgi-bin/cw2w3.cgi?p=allen&t=68767&d=1066|title=Canadian Who's Who 1997 entry|work=University of Toronto Press|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Ralph Benmergui
* Steven Cojocaru, fashion critic
* Red Fisher, sports journalist [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/RedFisher.htm|title=RED FISHER|work=International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Bram Eisenthal, journalist
* Barbara Frum, journalist [cite news|title=Barbara Frum Journalistic icon had her feet firmly on the ground|work=The Globe and Mail|date=March 27, 1992|author=Alanna Mitchell]
* David Frum, political advisor and columnist
* Jamie Glazov, cyberjournalist (Jewish father & maternal grandfather; identifies as Christian Jew)
* Lorrie Goldstein, journalist and editor
* Paul Gross, journalist on "City-tv" in the 1980's
* Martin Himel, journalist
* Naomi Klein, journalist, author and activist
* Michael Landsberg, sports broadcaster
* Michele Landsberg, columnist and social activist
* Ezra Levant, journalist
* Avi Lewis, broadcaster
* Eric Margolis, journalist (Margolis has a Jewish father)
* Peter C. Newman, journalist [cite web|url=http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005721|title=Peter Charles Newman|work=The Canadian Encyclopedia|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* M.J. Nurenberger, founder of "Canadian Jewish News"
* Steve Paikin, broadcaster
* Susan Pinker, psychologist and author (sister of Steven Pinker
* Joe Schlesinger, journalist
* Peter Silverman, "City-Tv News" presenter of "Silverman Helps"
* Rachel Sklar, journalist, broadcaster
* Ellie Tesher, advice columnist
* Marc Weisblott, music and media journalist and blogger
* Larry Zolf, journalist [cite web|url=http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=10416|title=New Encyclopedia Judaica has more Canadian entries|work=Canadian Jewish News|accessdate=2007-01-29]

ports

* Samuel Berger, CFL teams owner
* Mike Cammalleri, NHL player
* Noah Cantor, CFL player [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.org/jewishsports/detail.asp?id=3|title=Noah Cantor|work=National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Sherman Greenfeld, racquetball world champion
* Cecil Hart, Montreal Canadiens coach [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/CecilCeceHart.htm|title=CECIL "CECE" HART|work=International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Sydney Halter, first commissioner of the Canadian Football League
* Lew Hayman, Toronto Argonauts & Montreal Alouettes coach [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/CecilCeceHart.htm|title=LEW HAYMAN|work=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/LewHayman.htm|accessdate=2007-01-29]

* Abigail Hoffman, track and field athlete
* Mark Laskin, International Show Jumper
* Joey Richman,Montreal Alouette
* Goodwin Rosen, MLB outfielder
* Bobbie Rosenfeld, all-round female athlete [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/FannyRosenfeld.htm|title=FANNY "BOBBIE" ROSENFELD|work=International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Louis Rubenstein, world figure skating champion [cite web|url=http://www.jewishsports.net/BioPages/LouisRubenstein.htm|title=LOUIS RUBENSTEIN|work=International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame|accessdate=2007-01-29]
* Albert Schneider, Olympic boxing champion
* Adam Stern, Baltimore Orioles (Jewish father)
* Ben Weider, physical fitness
* Daniel Yanofsky, Chess Grandmaster

ee also

*List of Jews
*List of Canadians

Footnotes


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