A community-driven project from the beginning, the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s unique story is one tied to its city and people. The Museum of Jewish Montreal was founded in 2010 as a digital project, when our founder Zev Moses realized that no single institution existed to exhibit, map, and share Montreal’s storied Jewish history for the public!
As of 2016, the Museum opened its first physical storefront on the historic Boulevard St-Laurent – the only Jewish Museum of its kind in Canada. Located in the historical heart of Jewish Montreal, the Plateau-Mont-Royal, the Museum of Jewish Montreal is a hub of experimental and landscape-changing programming. We create new Jewish arts and culture experiences through exhibitions, events, food, music, and tours. By using Montreal’s unique Jewish culture and heritage as a starting point, we offer a different way to connect to cultural life, history, and the arts.
Museum of Jewish Montreal: Redefining What it Means to Engage in Jewish Life. In addition to leading hundreds of walking tours and food tours annually, we host over 50 cultural events throughout the year based around art, food, music, and history. We also run annual research, food, and oral history fellowships for university students. Through these diverse initiatives, we provide new opportunities and experiences for our visitors of all backgrounds to explore and engage with culture, history, and community. The future of Museums is happening here!
Our vision is that Montreal will be home to a thriving ecosystem of diverse Jewish arts and culture. We want visitors – both Jewish and non-Jewish alike – to feel inspired to explore their own identity, civic history, and community connections through cultural expression. We invite you to discover the Museum of Jewish Montreal, and make new connections in creative, fresh, inclusive, and meaningful ways.
What We Do
The Museum’s arts programming and exhibitions seek to share Montreal’s diverse Jewish heritage and highlight contemporary issues and questions through innovative approaches. These include contemporary art exhibitions and performances, heritage exhibitions, pop-up exhibits, and murals.
Our events act as a way to strengthen our audiences’ connections to community and Jewish culture through new experiences. These include concerts, workshops, storytelling events, vernissages, salons and talks, holiday markets, book launches, children’s events, pop-up dinners, and parties.
We provide the public with opportunities to explore and share Montreal’s Jewish heritage. These include walking tours, historic building tours, food tours, food workshops, and educational experiences for schools and families.
Our Fellowships offer research opportunities for young adults to create content that enriches the Museum’s programs and activities, while fostering learning and career development. These include Research, Food, and Oral History fellowships.
Our online collection maps and stores the diverse stories of people, places and events that form Montreal’s Jewish past and present. These include our virtual exhibits and interactive map of Montreal’s Jewish history since the 1760s, and our oral history initiative.
We are dedicated to developing deeper relationships with members of the community and connecting them to Jewish life through our Cultural Microgrant Program, Young Leadership Development Program, Intercommunity Outreach Tours, and Membership Program.
Work With Us
The Museum of Jewish Montreal is an exciting and innovative workplace, made up of a small team committed to sharing Montreal’s Jewish heritage and connecting people to Jewish life through new cultural experiences!
If you are an enthusiastic professional, excited about fostering community, cultural exploration, and sharing new ideas in a non-traditional museum environment, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available on our website. Click here for the most recent postings for permanent positions, fellowships, volunteering opportunities, and exhibition & microgrant callouts!
The Museum of Jewish Montreal believes that diversity and inclusivity is the foundation for a healthy society and flourishing ecosystem of arts and culture. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply to join our team.
- Careers & Internships: We are always seeking creative and motivated individuals to help us realize our Museum’s mission in new and innovative ways. For job postings click here.
- Fellowships: Our Fellowships offer research opportunities for young adults to create content that enriches the Museum’s programs and activities, while fostering learning and career development. Our Research and Food Fellowships run full-time during the summer, and part-time during the fall and winter. Our Oral History Fellowships are part-time volunteer positions during the fall and winter. For fellowship opportunities click here.
- Microgrant & Exhibition Callouts: We put out open calls every year for microgrant projects for creative or cultural exploration as well as exhibition proposals for our arts programming. For microgrant and exhibition call-outs click here