All right, this is off topic, but I'm telling it anyway since your interesting account sparked the memory.
About a month ago, a neighbour (very orthodox Jew, of Sephardic origin) sent his teenaged son to bang on our door just after supper.
I answered, saying: "What's the matter?", in response to his anxious look.
He replied: "I'm sorry to bother you, but it's my Dad - can you come right away?"
"What's wrong? Is he all right??"
"Yeah, he's fine. It's just that we've got visitors, but we're short one for a minyon."
"But, but, I'm an atheist!"
"Yeah, my Dad said you would say that, but he said ask him to please come anyway. We need a minyon."
So, to my everlasting combination of bemusement and amusement, I went. First time in many many years. Thank God atheists don't have a Hell for people like me.
Ok, sorry for the drift, back to the topic:
How many Jews are left in Saint John - and is it the biggest community in NB?