RABBIS, WRITERS AND RADICALS
RABBIS, WRITERS AND RADICALS
A hub of Jewish culture in the 1920s, Mile End was home to cantors and community organizers as well as poets and politicians of all stripes. Mile End has been a centre of the Yiddish language for nearly a century, first with its left-leaning Jewish schools, libraries, and social clubs, and now with dozens of Hasidic synagogues, yeshivas, and storefronts. Our visit travels through the parks, streets, and back lanes of the neighbourhood, tracing the evolution of Montreal’s literary, musical, and culinary culture and exhibiting the diversity of Jewish life in this very diverse neighbourhood.
$10 AGES 13–17
$6 AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE
- Stroll through the Mile End, Montreal’s trendiest neighbourhood, and an important centre for Montreal’s Jewish culture today.
- Learn more about the works and lives of Jewish Montreal writers, such as Mordecai Richler and Ida Maze.
- Hear the sounds of Montreal’s largest synagogue, known as Montreal’s “Carnegie Hall” of Jewish music in the early 20th century.
- Discover the diversity of politics in Montreal’s Jewish community at the time.
- Visit two of Montreal’s major Jewish culinary establishments: Fairmount Bagel and Wilensky’s.
- Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides are university-level researchers and will answer your questions and lead discussions throughout the tour experience.
Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Duluth)
Intersection of Fairmount and Clark (close to historic Jewish businesses Wilensky’s and Fairmount bagels)
- Moderate walking (tour is approx. 2.5km and lasts 1.5–2 hours)
- Please inform the Museum of any relevant accessibility needs upon booking your tour.
- Tours can generally be made to accommodate different mobility and accessibility needs.
- Note that Montreal’s sidewalks and roads are often under construction or poorly kept, which can further impact accessing our tours.
- The Museum of Jewish Montreal’s space is wheelchair accessible.
- Tour ticket exchanges must be requested 48 hours in advance; only cancellations made 24 hours in advance of tours will be refunded. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will only be refunded in the event of severe storm conditions or in the presence of lightning.
- For rates and availabilities for group or private tours, contact email@example.com.
- We do not provide bus, bike, or car tours. We can provide recommendations for bus or car tour guides if desired.
- Our outdoor tours run from mid-March to mid-November (weather permitting). Bookable public tour dates are released a minimum of two months prior to the date of the tour.
- Special requests for private walking tours from mid-November to mid-March can be arranged (weather permitting) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
Mordecai Richler (Nov. 1957), Horst Ehricht fonds