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Are there Jews in The Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Alaska.

So it all started three weeks ago when I was filling up gas in Liberty NY. A women next to me was filling up and she had Alaska plates, so I started up some friendly excited conversation. Thats when I decided I would drive to Alaska. I had always wanted to do it, and now I am done with school and have no future commitments so why not.

As it became more certain that I would go I started doing more research on costs and trying to fins any unemployed friends of mine who would tag along. It wasn’t hard, I found my buddy Danny in Detroit willing to forgo a semester of school to travel to the land of the midnight sun. I baited him with the chance of seeing Northern Lights and of driving to the Arctic Ocean via the Dalton Highway up to Prudhoe Bay.

I started reading about Alaska and getting prepared. Guns are a must for any back country excursions, so were bringing two. 0 degree bags for the cold nights of september. A spare full size wheel, extra fuel, and guts most of all, are all necessities. We are leaving in one week. I even found another passenger, and get to visit my brother in Colorado on the way.

Why am I telling you this??? First of all, vacation means no internet access for a long time perhaps a month, no cell phones B”H, no frum Jews- which lies my problem. Though I will be in Vancouver and Seattle for Rosh Hashannah. I am trying to find people other then Chabbad who live in Alaska, the Yukon or Northwest territories. Are there frum Jews in these places? You never know. I stayed with a frum guy who is the lone orthodox Jew in Bozeman, Montana. BUT the North is way dif

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  • March 10, 2007, 9:51 PM

    There is a Yukon website about the Jews in the Yukon.
    Check it out
    you might find something interesting.

    • Lou F. W. Israel October 25, 2013, 1:00 PM

      Dead link. Nice one.

  • steve November 21, 2010, 10:56 PM

    Are you still looking? I am Jewish and spent 24 years in the NWT..even studied for my Bar Mitzvah in a tiny Inuit community. My Nieces were all born in the North and one just joined the IDF. What do you want to know? Jewish Inuit? yup. Kosher Jews in the North you bet. Israelis living there, yes, a few. Synagogue? nope.

  • Philip Cull December 22, 2011, 10:50 AM

    I am a Jew and I live in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. My work responsibilites take me as far north as Gris Fiord, Nunavut (on Ellsmere Island).

    • Anonymous January 23, 2013, 8:25 PM

      Hi Phil

    • Heshy Fried October 25, 2013, 2:54 PM


    • Wayne March 29, 2015, 6:07 AM

      What type of work brings a yiddishkite up to pond inlet? I’m obsessed with Nunavut

      Jewish doc in CT

    • yonatan January 20, 2016, 12:06 AM

      hi, any orthodox synagogues and places to get kosher food up there?

    • bnpmd June 22, 2016, 10:15 PM

      Hello Phillip. Are you still in pond inlet. I’m an observant doctor in Iqaluit one week/mo. I’ll be there over shabbat the first week of november and thinking of bringing a Torah with me for shabbat services. Will we be able to make a minyan in Iqaluit?

  • Ri Lim November 10, 2017, 2:15 PM

    Government of Antartica

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