The American Jewish community is fifteen times larger than the community of Canada. But this disguises the fact that the Canadian community is one of the largest in the world, third among Diaspora communities behind the U.S.A. and France. In addition, the Canadian community, as we shall see, is in many ways far more cohesive and conscious of its Jewish identity than the American community as a whole. Far larger percentages of the Canadian community are educated in Jewish schools, far larger percentages visit Israel and all in all, the community is a remarkably successful and vibrant Jewish community.
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