Today, evidence of the once large and vibrant Jewish congregation of Kirkland Lake is held in the memories of a few individuals who remain in the town and the many that have left for new opportunities elsewhere in the world. Its existence and that of other congregations of north-eastern Ontario and north-western Quebec are firmly marked by the cemetery at Krugerdorf started just under one hundred years ago.
The Jewish community's existence and prosperity is a testimony to the great wealth and opportunity that once existed in Northern Ontario, and the relatively tolerant and diverse society that once called this part of Canada home. During its time in Kirkland Lake, the Jewish population enriched the community through commerce and community service.
Its decline is an indication of the economic malaise in which Kirkland Lake and north-eastern Ontario found itself after World War II. The natural resource industries that dominated the region were exhausted, kept alive through government intervention. A majority of the population that were dependant on that economy moved away seeking opportunities elsewhere.