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The second largest Jewish Community in Atlantic Canada.

The first Jewish settlers in Moncton arrived from Dorbyan, Lithuania in 1898. By 1910 the small Jewish community hired its first rabbi. Sixteen years later the cornerstone for the synagogue was laid.

From those early beginnings the Moncton Jewish community has enjoyed slow but steady growth. It has made innumerable contributions to the City of Moncton and even though the Jewish population is very small, there has even been a 2-term Jewish mayor.

Moncton is now the second largest Jewish community in Atlantic Canada with about 100 families. It is one of the few Atlantic Canada towns to experience Jewish population growth. A younger population is being drawn by the expanding government and university employment opportunities.

The synagogue houses a kosher kitchen, a mikvah, a library and a non-denominational preschool.