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May 2019

Mother’s Day Klezmer Brunch!

Sun May 12 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Why not treat your mother to a scrumptious brunch with live klezmer music this Mother's Day? Join us and KlezKanadaon Sunday May 12 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your 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 also be held in…

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Cancelled – First Dishes: A Food and Storytelling Event

Thu May 16 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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$15

The Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal and The Wandering Chew are excited to announce the third 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 third event will center on the theme of learning to cook and first dishes. Featuring the first dishes that people learned to cook on their own, as…

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June 2019

Miss Lanouch x MJM

Thu June 6 - Sun June 16
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 is thrilled to announce this year’s muralist Miss Lanouch! For the second year in a row the Museum is participating in the summer mural festivities happening all along the Main. The Museum has invited emerging artist MissLanouch to paint "Mother’s Love", a mural that speaks to what the artist views as one of women’s greatest strengths – a mother’s unconditional love for her children. Inspired by Miss Lanouch, the focus for the Museum’s MURAL Festival…

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DIY Empowerment: creative entrepreneurs talk-back

Tue June 11 @ 19:00
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 and Citizen Vintage are thrilled to present DIY Empowerment: creative entrepreneurs talk-back In partnership with local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, MissLanouch and invited women creatives Emily Gualtieri, Holly Gauthier-Frankel and Stephanie Coleman will share their personal experiences, discuss the empowering aspects of their work and share methods of building a fulfilling creative practice. Audience members at this event will have the opportunity to learn from both emerging and established artists and makers, and take away…

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DENINA pop-up party

Thu June 13 @ 18:00 - 22:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us at the Museum for a party to celebrate Miss Lanouch's mural "Mother's love" and DENINA pop-up shop! Stop by the museum to enjoy music, refreshments, and mingle with other makers and artists! Artists and makers attending the pop-up party will be able to promote themselves and their brand and have their work featured on our Instagram stories throughout the evening. DENINA is a Montreal ready-to-wear brand that reflects the multicultural metropolis. This brand highlights the beauty that results…

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Darkroom by Edward Hillel

Wed June 26 - Sun September 15
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 is thrilled to present Chambre Noire/Darkroom, an immersive art installation by photographer and multidisciplinary artist Edward Hillel. Using archives from his critically-acclaimed 1987 book The Main: Portrait of a Neighbourhood, the artist invites the public into the intimate setting of a figurative darkroom, offering a glimpse into his creative process while reflecting on time, memory and photographic practice. Darkroom/Chambre Noire will run from June 26th until September 15th, 2019. The Museum of Jewish Montreal,…

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September 2019

Klezmer on the Main: Outdoor Concert & Street Festival

Sun September 1 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us and KlezKanada in welcoming Moritz Weiss and Ivan Trenev from Austria for a free outdoor klezmer concert during the Labour Day weekend street fair along Boulevard St. Laurent! From 1-2 PM on Sunday September 1 we'll have live music right outside our Museum (corner of Duluth and St. Laurent), and from Thursday-Sunday we'll be out from 11:30-6:30 PM with our booth selling delightful gifts from our boutique and refreshing snacks from Fletchers - Espace Culinaire. Duo Trenev & Weiß's…

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Red Light Walking Tour

Wed September 11 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Southeast Corner René Lévesque and St. Laurent, 1111 St Laurent Blvd
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1J6 Canada
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Join us in welcoming Karen Herland for a special walking tour of Montreal's historic Red Light District! Sex work, especially in its most visible forms, tends to be recognized as a problem, requiring intervention and eradication. As a major transportation hub and port city, many sectors of Montreal’s economy were intertwined with the sex trade, even as police and politicians manipulated social responses (positive and negative) to the presence of a thriving Red Light District. From Maimie Pinzer to Harry…

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Conversations in the Darkroom & Finissage

Thu September 12 @ 17:00 - 22:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Join us for "Conversations in the Darkroom," an intimate evening with artist Edward Hillel as he discusses his exhibition Darkroom currently on display at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, his artistic practice, and more. Distinguished art critic Nicolas Mavrikakis of Le Devoir will be moderating the event. Stick around after the talk for a drink, a chance to meet the artist and to participate in the full Darkroom immersive experience! Doors open at 5pm 6pm to 8pm Edward Hillel…

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Jazz & Klezmer Brunch with Alexander Ravvin & Felix Blanchette

Sun September 15 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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We're back at it again with our monthly musical brunch! Join us, KlezKanada, and Fletchers - Espace Culinaire on Sunday September 15 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in four sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, 1:00-1:30 PM, and 2:00-2:30 PM. Special guests Alexander Ravvin and Felix Blanchette will be joining us this month and bringing you an exciting repertoire of jazz and…

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Launch for Refugee Boulevard Audio Walk

Sun September 15 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Former Jewish Public Library, 4499 Ave de l'Esplanade
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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We're honoured to support our partners at the Montreal Holocaust Museum, Dawson College, and St. Paul University on the launch of Refugee Boulevard: Making Montreal Home after the Holocaust, a free downloadable audio walk and accompanying guide and website that tells the stories of child survivors who began to rebuild their lives in Montreal’s Mile End / Plateau neighbourhood in the postwar period. The launch will take place at the former Jewish Public Library (4499 Ave. Esplanade), and will include an…

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Vernissage: Iraqi Jewish Voices

Sun September 22 @ 18:00 - 20:00
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 in collaboration with Sephardi Voices proudly presents IRAQI JEWISH VOICES, a multimedia exhibition and exploration of the last generation of Iraqi-born Jews.   Placed in the context of 2500 years of Jewish life in Iraq, this exhibition focuses on the 1930s to 1970s, when state-sanctioned discrimination, violence, and political unrest saw Iraqi Jews leave en masse, many as refugees. The exhibition presents portraits, oral histories, archival images as well as a video projection highlighting…

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SOLD OUT: Tuning Baghdad Salon

Sat September 28 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us and POP Montreal in welcoming curator and cultural producer Regine Basha (NY) for Tuning Baghdad, an evening of audio-visual archival exploration, live music, and Iraqi treats! In conjunction with our upcoming exhibition, Iraqi Jewish Voices, Regine Basha will present her personal audio-visual archive of music and story-telling, recounting Jewish Baghdad's music scene from the 1940s and the diasporic musical life of some of Baghdad's last Jewish residents. The presentation will be followed by live music from invited local musicians, who will…

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October 2019

The Best Pumpkin Party Ever!

Sun October 6 @ 16:00 - 17:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Just in time for Sukkot, join GenMTL and the Museum of Jewish Montreal for an afternoon of storytime and crafts! Meet the author of the PJ Library® children's book, The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever, Laya Steinberg, and listen to the story of Micah and his Sukkot adventure on the farm. Then, have the kids roll up their sleeves and dig into a fun pumpkin activity! Sunday, October 6th | 4:00 - 5:30 pm Museum of Jewish Montreal 4040 Boul. St-Laurent,…

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Beginner & Intermediate Yiddish Classes

Wed October 16 @ 17:15 - 20:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us this fall for a series of 8 beginner or 8 intermediate 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 16th, and the first two classes will be held on Wednesday evenings (October 16 and October 23). Following this, the remainder of the classes will be…

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Cancelled – Red Light Walking Tour

Wed October 16 @ 17:30 - 19:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We thank you for your understanding, and will be offering our special Red Light Walking Tour again in the spring! Join us in welcoming Karen Herland for a special walking tour of Montreal's historic Red Light District! Sex work, especially in its most visible forms, tends to be recognized as a problem, requiring intervention and eradication. As a major transportation hub and port city, many sectors of Montreal’s…

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Iraqi-Jewish Cooking Workshop

Thu October 17 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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In conjunction with our current exhibition, Iraqi Jewish Voices, join the Wandering Chew on October 17th for a hands-on cooking workshop, during which you'll get to learn how to make Iraqi-Jewish delicacies! The cuisine of the Iraqi-Jewish community is one full of fragrant spices and a variety of culinary influences.  During this workshop, we'll teach you how to make two of our favourite Iraqi-Jewish dishes: curried chickpea-filled sambusak served with amba, and cardamom and rose-perfumed massafan cookies. Tickets will cost $25 and can be purchased in…

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Musical Brunch!

Sun October 20 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us and KlezKanadaon Sunday October 20 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca. We will have a very limited number of drop-in seats. There is no entry fee for this event – the cost is that of your meal.

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Tête-à-tête: Artist Julie Gladstone in Conversation

Sun October 27 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us for an intimate evening of conversation between Canadian Contemporary Artist Julie Gladstone and Montreal-based educator and artist Emma Haraké, who will be discussing Julie’s exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Montreal "Return to the Fortress," spaces both real & imagined, and artistic practice as process. Artist interview will be followed by a room-wide discussion/Q&A and wine. Registration is available ahead of event, but not necessary. To register please follow this link: https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/1306282 Julie Gladstone's exhibition will open the…

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November 2019

A For Effort: Reading Things You Wrote For School

Thu November 7 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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We're excited to invite you to travel back in time with us through a storytelling event shining the spotlight on our past selves as schoolchildren. Join us for an intimate evening of community storytelling, featuring a variety of school writings – compositions, projects, presentations, journal entries, creative assignments – read out-loud and ranging from the comedic and witty to the moving and meaningful. This storytelling event is held in conjunction with our upcoming new walking tour, Inside the Yiddish School,…

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