The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has announced it will be celebrating Jewish Heritage Month this May for the first time.

Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Laura Ross, said in a statement that the province aims to recognize the history and contributions of Jewish Saskatchewanians during the month of May.

B’nai Brith Canada applauded the decision, describing being “thrilled the province of Saskatchewan will be celebrating Jewish Heritage Month this year.”

The advocacy organization added that it had previously requested that the province proclaim May as Jewish Heritage Month. It noted that Jewish people have lived in Saskatchewan predating the province joining Canada in 1905, and that early Jewish immigrants established farming communities, including the Edenbridge Hebrew Colony, that greatly contributed to the province’s agricultural industry.... Read More: Arutz-7