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Portugese Synagogue: Portuguese Synagogue

portugese synagogue: And despite its paltry beginnings, to its patrons, the Shearith Israel Spanish and Portugese Synagogue represented the birth of the Jewish community in Montreal, according to CTV. In the beginning, it was a Portuguese synagogue, explained synagogue president Edmond Elbaz. James Street in Montreal's Old Port, where the courthouse now stands. The Rabbi was of Portuguese descent, and then you had the Spanish people that came, and they formed jointly the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue. And in 1947, another relocation to St. They soon outgrew the original building, so in 1832, the synagogue moved a few blocks away to Chenneville Street. ( As reported in the news.