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October 2019

Return to The Fortress by Julie Gladstone

Thu October 24, 2019 - Sun February 9, 2020
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  The Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) proudly presents: Return to The Fortress by Julie Gladstone, featuring a series of abstract portraits and landscapes which draw from medieval Sephardic iconography, ancient legends, and the native flora of Béjar, Spain. During a recent residency and solo exhibition hosted by the David Melul Jewish Museum in the medieval village of Béjar, Spain, Gladstone was given an opportunity to explore her Sephardic family’s roots and a legacy of diaspora that has lasted since…

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February 2020

Inside the Yiddish School: Historic Building Tour Launch

Sat February 1 @ 15:45 - 17:45
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Travel back in time to the 1940s and 50s to visit a Yiddish institution that helped shape Jewish identity in Montreal – the Peretz Shule. Telling the story through the eyes of several students who attended the school, our new tour takes a closer look at the history of Montreal’s vibrant Yiddish community, and the importance the school held for those living in the neighbourhood now called the Plateau. What was taught there? What challenges did the students and teachers…

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A Man Digging | Un homme qui creuse

Tue February 4 @ 18:30 - 20:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Presentation and Discussion with the Author Michael Blum Moderation: Sonja Finck Michael Blum's book Oranienstraße Ausgrabungen, Eine Verschronik tells the story of a building in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Oranienstrasse 10/11, and the life of the Baum family from the middle of the 19th century until today. Everything begins as in a fairy tale: A man and a woman, born on the same day, fall in love with each other and have five sons over the next two decades. We follow the lives…

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