• Kirkland Lake Hebrew Cemetery: Location: located in Krugerdorf, some 20 miles south of Kirkland Lake and 380 miles north of Toronto. Tiny Jewish populations in nearby Englehart (18 miles away) and Cobalt also used this cemetery founded in 1908. The town's peak Jewish population was about 125 Jewish families in the early 1930s: "a synagogue, a Hebrew school, a chevrah kadishah and, at one time, a kosher butcher and a Jewish men's softball team. The synagogue was sold in 1971; its Ark is now in the chapel of Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Toronto." The cemetery, no longer marked with a highway sign, is difficult to find. Source [November 2003]
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