The Story of Beth Lida Forest Hill Congregation: A Toronto Synagogue’s First Century (1912–2012)
Beth Lida is a small congregation in midtown Toronto with a long and colourful history that is outlined in this 44-page full-colour illustrated book, commissioned on the congregation’s 100th anniversary in 2012. Researched and written by Bill Gladstone, the tale begins in the Lithuanian-Belarussian town of Lida where many of the original members were born. The narrative describes the congregation’s earliest days in Toronto’s old “Ward” neighbourhood, its three decades on Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market, and its modern incarnation on Gilgorm Road, Forest Hill.
Softcover, 7″x10″, 44 pages, many illustrations in full colour. With genealogical sketches of some founding families. A collector’s item. Regular $15 + $2 shipping. (Canada & US only.) (+ HST if applicable).