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September 2018

Honey: Sweet Stories for the New Year

September 6 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal, The Wandering Chew, and our partners are excited to announce the second event of our new storytelling series, “Recettes et Récits / Stories of Sustenance.” Embracing the deep connections between food and storytelling, and highlighting at each event a different topic related to both, our second event will center on the theme of Honey, sharing sweet stories for the New Year. Featuring dishes that are made with honey, that remind people of…

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Turko-Sephardic Musical Brunch!

September 16 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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A delicious shakshuka with a side of toasted Challah from Fletchers – Espace Culinaire

In conjunction with our current exhibit, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue's 250th Anniversary Exhibit, this month we'll be accompanying our Sunday brunch with special Turko-Sephardic tunes! Come by on Sunday September 16 to try our mouth-watering brunch menu, hear some amazing music from Istanbul, and catch up with your friends and family! Brunch will be held in three seatings, from 10:00-11:30 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, and 1:00-2:30 PM. For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca. We will have a…

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Artist Talk: Architecture of the Ephemeral and Eternal

September 27 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The Deller Sukkah, an unauthorized, meticulous replica of a painted wooden sukkah from Germany, was smuggled to British Mandate Palestine at the outbreak of WWII, and recreated in the basement of Jerusalem’s former leper colony.

The Sukkah - Between Eternal and Ephemeral: Migrations and Temporary Structures from Germany to Bedouin Communities Join Diego Rotman (artist-in-residence and visiting professor, Queen’s University) of the Sala-manca group to discover the incredible stories behind their work and collaborative efforts creating two sukkot. A sukkah is a temporary dwelling made with simple materials and commonly used for eating, entertaining, and even sleeping. These structures are built during Sukkot, a seven-day autumnal Jewish celebration, which commemorates the forty years of travel…

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October 2018

Beginner Yiddish Classes

October 4 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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beginner yiddish class at the Museum of Jewish Montreal

This fall we'll be offering a series of 10 beginner Yiddish classes at the Museum, led by experienced Yiddish teacher Sheila Witt! Explore this Jewish language and culture through basic vocabulary, short stories, poems, expressions, and well-known songs, and learn how to lead a simple conversation! Classes will begin on October 4th, and the first two classes will be held on Thursday evenings (October 4 and October 11). Following this, the remainder of the classes will be held on Monday…

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Dislocation Vernissage

October 9 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Dislocation is a research based pop-up art exhibition featuring the work of Jordanna Ibghy and Darren Rabinowitz. Over 500 years after their forced expulsion, the Jews of Spain continue to identify as Sephardic (Hebrew word for Spanish). Dislocation investigates the role of place in shaping the artists’ Sephardic identities. Through movement studies in Spain’s medieval Jewish quarters, the artists’ work seeks to develop an embodied understanding of Sephardic identity and presents a series of choreographic interpretations of personal and collective…

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Turkish-Bulgarian Musical Brunch with Ihtimanska

October 21 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Come by on Sunday October 21 to try our mouth-watering brunch menu, hear some amazing live music from Ihtimanska, and catch up with your friends and family! Brunch will be held in three seatings, from 10:00-11:30 AM, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, and 1:00-2:30 PM. For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca. We will have a very limited number of drop-in seats. Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. Special guests Ihtimanska will…

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Zei Gezunt Vernissage

October 25 @ 19:00 - 21:00

The Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) is honoured to announce the opening of its upcoming exhibition ZEI GEZUNT // PORTE-TOI BIEN // KEEP WELL, a grandson’s exploration of his grandfather’s inventions, transformed into works of art that tell a story of resourcefulness, resilience, and interconnectedness. A cross-generational collaboration between Lejb Pilanski, a 99-year-old Jewish former sweatshop worker, survivor, and refugee, and his grandson Sean Wainsteim, the exhibition tells the story of an immigrant for whom resourcefulness and an adaptable nature…

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BYOB (Bring Your Own Bubbie): Storytelling Event & Artist Talk

October 30 @ 19:00 - 21:00

The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, the hats and scarves are coming out – it’s getting to be that time of year where all you want to do is curl up by the fireplace and listen to your grandparents’ stories from the days of yore. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Montreal's upcoming exhibit, ZEI GEZUNT, the Museum and Jpl Montreal are bringing back our popular storytelling event, BYOB (Bring Your…

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November 2018

Jewish Penicillin: A soup night with the Wandering Chew

November 3 @ 19:00 - 22:00

There’s nothing better than soup when taking care of yourself and your friends. Dubbed Jewish penicillin, it can be the cure for whatever ails you, whether it be a cold or heartbreak. Let us warm you up with a fall celebration of Jewish soups & breads from across the diaspora. Enjoy unique soups, learn about the stories behind them while spending time with friends. Tickets are $20 and include three bowls of soup, bread and the recipes for everything served.…

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