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April 2019

Summer Research Fellowship – Call for Applications

Sun April 7 @ 23:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Job Title: Research Fellow Location: Montreal, QC Start Date: Monday May 13, 2019 Compensation: $13/hour Commitment: 32 hours/week Application Due: April 7, 2019 The Museum of Jewish Montreal—a not-for-profit organization that explores and shares the diverse histories and experiences of Montreal’s Jewish community—is seeking qualified students to join our team as Research Fellows. Beginning May 13 and running through August, the program is designed to help university students interested in pursuing museum careers acquire the skills they need to work…

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10 Plagues Trivia Night

Thu April 11 @ 19:30 - 23:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The story goes that when Moses' pleas unmoved a very surly Pharaoh, Egypt was hit with 10 (pretty creative and largely gross) plagues.   Leave the Hagaddah at home, bring your Locust-Off, and join The Wandering Chew and the Museum of Jewish Montreal (boils and all) for a fun filled and mildly educational trivia party, hosted by CJAD 800 Montreal's Sarah Deshaies!   Tickets are $20, and include plague themed drinks (10 of them!) and snacks, plus 2 rounds of…

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CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

Sat April 20 - Sun April 21
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Course Registration Open: Gender and Sexuality in Jewish Society

Fri April 26 @ 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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From a sex-positive Biblical period, through a Christian and Greek-influenced medieval ambivalence about sex, to a modern engagement in identity politics, Jews and Judaism have had a lot to say about sex and gender.   This seminar is designed to trace the history of Jewish sexual attitudes and behaviours across multiple periods and social realities. Join Dr. Steven Lapidus as we explore how Jewish approaches to sex and gender have evolved over the centuries.   This is 7 session course,…

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Samovar Stories: A Storytelling Event

Sun April 28 @ 16:00 - 18:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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A very special Thank you to Yuula benivolski, to all the participants from The Ocean Between Us, and especially to Alice Lehrer, Rose Simon-Shwartz, Perla Muyal, Vivian Silver, Gladys Mooalem, Sonia Zylberberg, Gigi Bitton, Lisette Shashoua, Georgette Bensimon, Sami Sourani for sharing their experiences at Samovar Stories!   Discover the diverse and compelling stories behind the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s current exhibition The Ocean Between Us.   Join us for an intimate Sunday afternoon of tea, treats, and storytelling as…

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Book Launch : The Montreal Shtetl

Mon April 29 @ 19:30
École Bancroft School, 4563 rue St-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec H2T 2V9 Canada
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Please join us for the Montreal book launch of The Montreal Shtetl: Making Home After the Holocaust on Monday April 29, 7:30PM at École Bancroft School, 4563 rue St-Urbain. We have invited community members to perform dramatic readings from the narratives in the book. The Montreal Shtetl: Making Home After the Holocaust (Between The Lines Press) by Zelda Abramson and John Lynch is a story of displacement, migration and resettlement. It portrays the daily struggles of Holocaust survivors who settled…

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May 2019

Blue Metropolis: Orly Castel-Bloom’s An Egyptian Novel

Sat May 4 @ 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, Blue Metropolis, and local author and academic Ariela Freedmanfor a fascinating live interview and book signing with Orly Castel-Bloom, author of An Egyptian Novel. About An Egyptian Novel: A three-time recipient of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Award, Orly Castel-Bloom fuses fact and fiction in this unconventional telling of her family’s story: their migration from Egypt to Israel, expulsion from a kibbutz, and life in modern-day Tel Aviv. An Egyptian Novel won the 2016 Sapir Prize, while Castel-Bloom’s earlier title, Dolly City, is included…

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Blue Metropolis: Yousef Bashir’s The Words of My Father

Sun May 5 @ 14:30 - 15:30
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 Blue Metropolis for a live interview and book signing with peace-builder and memoirist Yousef Bashir, author of The Words of My Father. About The Words of My Father: Palestinian Khalil Bashir was a committed pacifist, even after his 15 year old son Yousef was shot by an Israeli soldier and paralyzed from the waist down. Now, Yousef Bashir embraces his late father’s pacifism, writing about it in his memoir, The Words of My Father. This event is part…

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Montreal Premiere of Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

Sun May 5 @ 18:00 - 21:00
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 YidLife Crisis for a celebratory night of food, history, and shtick at the highly anticipated premiere of their hit documentary film, CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Montreal. Telling the story of the last 100 years of Jewish Montreal through six meals in one carbohydrational day, CHEWDAISMhas already played at over 20 international festivals in a matter of months. As the final homecoming for the hometown crowd, this will be the only place where the people and the food in…

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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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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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