Since we started the campaign to get Canadian Jews to say Kaddish for D-Day’s 70th anniversary, the editor of the Canadian Jewish News, Yoni Goldstein, has been on board as a supporter, lending the CJN’s credibility to this effort. Today, the story was front page news in the Toronto and Montreal CJN editions, as well as on Page 8, and I can’t thank him enough.
As you and your families read about the sacrifices made by our Canadian Jewish servicemen during the Second World War to help liberate Europe from the Nazis, please say Kaddish for them, too. There are 71 Canadian servicemen from this war buried in graves in Normandy and Northern France. The full list of their names and hometowns is here.
The Facebook page Kaddish For DDay, has bios and stories of individual casualties.
The Twitter account is Kaddish for DDay.
So far, synagogues (the ones we know about) who are commemorating the Kaddish for D-Day include:
- Congregation Beit Rayim in Toronto,
- Congregation Dorshei Emet in Montreal,
- Congregation Machzekei Hadas in Ottawa,
- Congregation Adath Shalom in Ottawa,
- Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Winnipeg,
- Congregation B’nai Torah in Boca Raton, Florida,
- Beth Jacob Congregation of Kitchener-Waterloo,
- Shaarei Emeth in St. Louis, Missouri.