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Slova Greenberg

Slova Greenberg was a foundational advocate for healthcare, women’s empowerment, and elder care in Toronto. Today, her impact is seen through the success of Mount Sinai Hospital, the Baycrest Centre, and more.

A portrait illustration of Slova Greenberg.

Healthcare Advocate and Community Organizer
Early 20th Century

Slova Greenberg, a dedicated member of Toronto’s Ezras Noshem Society (also known as Ezras Nashim), played a crucial role in transforming healthcare in the city – starting with the lives of elderly members in the Jewish community. Recognizing the need for elder care homes that provided kosher food, religious care, and medical attention in a familiar language, Slova led the women of the Ezras Noshem Society in a successful fundraising campaign. The Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, located at 29 Cecil Street, was established, eventually evolving into the renowned institution known as Baycrest.

Greenberg’s vision and determination continues to positively impact the lives of elderly members within the community.

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Further Resources
Learn more about Toronto’s Ezras Noshem Society through the Ontario Jewish Archives
Learn more about the history of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital (Note: the “four immigrant women” noted at the beginning of this article are the four founding members of the Ezras Noshem Society, the lead of which was Greenberg

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