Written by Bill Gladstone, a History of the Jewish Community of London Ontario: From the 1850s to the Present Day is illuminated by a wealth of source material and more than 100 interviews. The narrative begins with the first documented Jews in the 1850s and highlights the period of intense immigration between 1900 and the 1920s. Next the book documents the subsequent waves of Holocaust survivors and other arrivals to the present day. It presents dozens of family histories, traces the rise of synagogues and other communal organizations, and profiles many leading figures in business, medicine, law and the arts. With hundreds of photographs from private and archival sources. 8-1/2 x 11 in., 248 pages, hardcover. Commissioned by the family of David and Rachel Rubinoff.
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