Mendel Shapiro's Jewish Book Store - JewishBook.ca - was founded by Mendel Shapiro in 2004 in Toronto.
In a few years JewishBook.ca has become one of the largest stores of Jewish books in Russian with more than 2000 titles. Mendel Shapiro initiated the publishing of dozens of books on all issues of Judaism.
After Mendel Shapiro's soul left this world, the store's activities continued through participation in the work of his family.
The New Era of Mendel Shapiro's Jewish Book Store - JewishBook.ca - began on Chanukah 2020 - by the decision of the family, the store came under the guardianship of Rabbi, teacher and friend of Mendel Shapiro - Rabbi Yisroel Karpilovsky and the the JNY - Jewish North York Center.
The store was transferred as a gift to the full ownership of the JNY - Jewish North York Center.
The mission of the store remains the same as it has always been since its foundation by Mendel Shapiro:
To make all books on Judaism in Russian as easily accessible as possible at the lowest possible prices.
We are Canadian registered charity,
JNY - Jewish North York Centre is our operating name.
Our legal name: Ufaratsta Jewish Outreach Centre, registration no.: 819341793 RR0001
Main JNY Website: www.JewishNorthYork.org