Take an audio tour of Jewish Northern Ontario

One of the last vestiges of Jewish life in Iroquois Falls. (Photo by Robert Walker)

In October 2020, Robert Walker scratched a lifelong itch: he embarked on a road trip across Northern Ontario, from the major hubs of North Bay and Timmins to the smaller towns of Iroquois Falls, Chapleau and Wawa. Along the way, Walker—a religious Jew—sought out as many landmarks, old synagogues, store names and museum artifacts as he could find that brought to life these small, local Jewish communities.

On this week’s episode of Yehupetzville, The CJN’s podcast about small-town Canadian Jews, Walker joins to share stories from his incredible trip.

Yehupetzville is hosted by Ralph Benmergui. Michael Fraiman is the producer and editor. Our music was arranged by Louis Simão and performed by Louis Simão and Jacob Gorzhaltsan. Our sponsor is PearTree Canada, which you can learn more about at peartreecanada.com. This show is a member of The CJN Podcast Network—find more great Jewish podcasts at thecjn.ca.