Ethnic groups in Canada may be successful, persecuted, cohesive, or endangered; only Canada's Jews appear to embody all of these characteristics simultaneously. Canadian Jewry is enduringly fascinating, worth knowing about because the community is an archetype of multiculturalism as it confronts the difficulties and advantages of ethnicity in the modern world. By examining the achievements of the community, and the challenge of its attempt to survive the exigencies of modern life, The Jews in Canada clarifies not only the evolution of Canada's Jewish community but also the evolution of ethnicity in Canadian society. The Wynford edition includes a comprehensive new introduction by the editors updating key findings for the twenty-first century.
Robert J. Brym is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. William Shaffir is Professor of Sociology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Morton Weinfeld is Professor of Sociology at McGill University, Montreal. All three have published widely in the sociology of Jewish communities.