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June 2020

Storytime with Léo

Sun June 14, 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Join us Sunday, June 14th at 11 AM EDT for some arts and crafts fun and story time with Maggie Winston of Lost & Found Puppet Co. and her puppet friend Léo the artist! Maggie and Léo will be telling the stories: “The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story” by Allison Marks and Wayne Marks and "Feivel's Flying Horses" by Heidi Smith Hyde. Come ready with construction paper and have your scissors handy as Léo takes us through an all ages…

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Digital Diasporas with Sara Erenthal

Tue June 16, 2020 @ 17:30 - 18:30

We are so thrilled to present the June edition of our new Digital Diasporas series featuring multi-disciplinary artist Sara Erenthal! Sara Erenthal is a Brooklyn-based, self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on themes of displacement, survival, and liberation. Sara has been incredibly active throughout the pandemic in creating impactful street-art on discarded objects, sending out relatable messages of hope and positivity to her local community and her followers abroad. About Digital Diasporas Much as a diaspora describes the dispersal of a…

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July 2020

Digital Diasporas with Artists 4 Long Term Care

Tue July 21, 2020 @ 17:45 - 18:45

We are thrilled to present the July edition of our new Digital Diasporas series featuring Artists 4 Long Term Care! Artists 4 Long-Term Care (A4LTC) is a social action initiative co-founded by Kitra Cahana and Isadora Kosofsky that uses art and storytelling to raise awareness of the crisis facing residents and staff of long-term care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. A4LTC invites artists, photographers, writers, and filmmakers to create works that confront this issue, to be shared on social media…

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August 2020

Digital Diasporas with Sophia Hirsch and Johannes Mundinger

Wed August 26, 2020 @ 15:00 - 16:00

We are thrilled to announce the August edition of our Digital Diasporas series with invited international multidisciplinary artists Sophia Hirsch and Johannes Mundinger! Sophia and Johannes were originally invited by the Museum of Jewish Montreal to exhibit a newly created gallery installation Public Intimacy from May 2020 - August 2020, and to paint an outdoor mural during Montreal's 2020 MURAL Festival. Due to the COVID19 pandemic and related travel restrictions, we had to postpone Sophia and Johannes' exhibition and mural…

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September 2020

Date Night Tours

Wed September 9, 2020 @ 17:30 - 21:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Tired of staying in for dinner and a movie? We've got you covered! On September 9th, 2020, the Museum of Jewish Montreal is inviting you to our first ever Date Night Tours! Join us with your partner or BFF for a cozy evening tour ending with a picnic in the park! Couples are encouraged to BYOB (Bring your own blanket!) Each tour ticket is $40 plus Eventbrite fees and taxes, and includes the choice of one meal (1) listed below…

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**SOLD-OUT**Queering Yiddish Folktales: SCHMUTZ Chapbook Launch in the Park

Thu September 10, 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Join us for the reading & launch of SCHMUTZ, a new chapbook of queered Yiddish folklore by Jess Goldman. In these days of pyjama-clad monotony, we'd like to invite you all to get fabulous and dress up as your favourite folkloric demon, or perhaps a demon of your own invention! But only if you want to, of course. Reading will begin at 6:30, in Parc Jeanne-Mance, with challah and other tasty Ashkenaz snacks for you to nosh on! SCHMUTZ was…

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Virtual Moroccan Rosh Hashanah Cooking Workshop with Wandering Chew & New York Shuk

Sun September 13, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:15
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner and we want to help you create a memorable and delicious holiday table, no matter how many people are gathered around it. Alongside familiar staples, we love to include different food traditions as part of our holiday meals. In this spirit, we’re hosting a virtual Rosh Hashanah cooking workshop along with Ron Arazi of New York Shuk. New York Shuk is an artisanal food company focusing on Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish cuisines…

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How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

Mon September 14, 2020 @ 19:00 - 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 with our partners, the Jewish Public Library, for a discussion on How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish, with authors Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert.  A momentous and diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America – radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life – edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star…

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Red Light Walking Tour

Join us in welcoming back 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…

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Digital Diasporas with FestivALT

Thu September 24, 2020 @ 17:00 - 18:15

Digital Diasporas with FestivALT Thursday September 24 at 5:00PM EDT We are excited to be hosting the artists, thinkers, and creators behind a new art-activism project from Kraków-based Jewish arts collective FestivALT for the September edition of our Digital Diasporas series! Join FestivALT co-director Magda Rubenfeld-Koralewska, cultural anthropologist and curator Erica Lehrer and artist Jaqueline Nicholls to discover their approach to a new critical intervention around Jewish subject matter in the Krakow Ethnographic Museum, and the ways it has changed…

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October 2020

Virtual Klezmer Brunch with Ariane Morin & Yoni Kaston

Sun October 18, 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00

The wait is over - on October 18th, the Museum of Jewish Montreal and KlezKanada invite you to our second digital Klezmer Brunch! The event will consist of 1 hour of live Klezmer music by Ariane Morin and Yoni Kaston. They will perform their repertoire of classic klezmer tunes. A brunch recipe from the Museum's Director of Food Programming, Kat Romanow, will be supplied in advance of the event, should you be inspired to make brunch at home before the…

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Virtual Brazilian-Jewish Cooking Workshop with The Wandering Chew and Mauricio Schuartz

Sun October 25, 2020 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Join the Wandering Chew for a virtual Brazilian-Jewish cooking workshop on October 25th at 12pm EST. Mauricio Schuartz, who grew up and lives in São Paulo, will be joining us to share a family recipe that will be a mix of both Jewish and Brazilian food cultures. More details to follow!

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Games I Don’t Want to Play: Horah Alone

Tue October 27, 2020 @ 18:30 - 19:30

Michelle Soicher and Joseph Glaser invite you to join them for an evening of Jewish existential dread and fun to launch the start of their project Games I Don’t Want to Play: Horah Alone. Michelle and Joseph have combined their theatre and music backgrounds to create Games I Don’t Want to Play, a celebration of millennial Jewish identity in all its contradictions. Horah Alone is one of the games we don’t want to play. This work asks people to dance…

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November 2020

Songs of Salomon: Piano Concert with Alexandra Gorlin Crenshaw

Thu November 5, 2020 @ 18:30 - 19:30

Please join us for Songs of Salomon, a multimedia performance by pianist/soprano Alexandra Gorlin-Crenshaw, based on the work of the German-Jewish painter, Charlotte Salomon Charlotte Salomon was born in Berlin in 1917 and perished in Auschwitz in 1943. She became known only many years posthumously for her multidisciplinary work Leben? Oder Theater?--a narrative series of paintings, text, and music that she created between 1941-42 while she lived in hiding in the south of France. The work miraculously survived the war…

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Digital Diasporas with Joey Ramona and New Ways of Worship Zine Launch

Thu November 12, 2020 @ 17:30 - 18:30

As part of our collaboration with Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Joey Ramona, the first featured artist of our contemporary arts cycle Permanence, we are thrilled to announce the November edition of our Digital Diasporas series. This session will feature not only an artist presentation, but the launch of a new zine publication! Join Joey and the curatorial team at the Museum of Jewish Montreal on Zoom to learn about Joey’s work as a Queer Jewish tattoo artist, their experiences with their practice through the pandemic, and…

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Zine-Making Workshop with Joey Ramona & Jess Goldman

Tue November 17, 2020 @ 17:30 - 18:30

Join tattoo artist Joey Ramona and writer Jess Goldman for a zine-making workshop hosted by the Museum of Jewish Montreal! This will be an interactive workshop over Zoom that, though online, will encourage us to be in our bodies and be present in our creative processes in the context of a virtual community. Joey and Jess will be teaching basic, accessible methods of zine-making - all are welcome from zine-making veterans to first-time chapbookers! Together we will learn how to…

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Virtual Iranian Jewish Cooking Workshop

Sun November 22, 2020
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 the Wandering Chew for a virtual Iranian Jewish cooking workshop on November 22nd. We'll be joined by Tannaz Sassooni, a Los Angeles-based food writer who is working on a regional Iranian Jewish cookbook. Tannaz will teach us how to make chelo abgooshte gondi, a chicken soup with chickpeas and gondi dumplings made from ground chicken, chickpea flour, onions, cardamom and turmeric. More details to follow!

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December 2020

Virtual Hanukkah Cooking Class – Sweet Ricotta Latkes

Sun December 6, 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Free

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hanukkah? Typically, we think of golden potato latkes frying in oil, right? Well, did you know that the first latkes were made with ricotta cheese? These delicious ricotta latkes were made by Jews living in Italy, and were accompanied by sweet honey or delicious fruit preserves. The typical potato latkes we’ve come to know and love only became a staple in the Jewish kitchen in the 18th Century.…

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breaking protocols Virtual In-Process Presentation with theatre dybbuk

Tue December 15, 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:30
breaking protocols MJM

Hosted in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Montreal, theatre dybbuk will present a virtual in-process presentation of its latest work-in-progress, breaking protocols. The approximately 60-minute event will be presented through Zoom and will include readings from the in-process script performed by the show’s ensemble, as well as a chat with theatre dybbuk’s artistic director. Immediately following the discussion, the audience is also invited to participate in an optional 30-minute writing workshop that explores the themes of the show. About…

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January 2021

Digital Diasporas with Alessio Mazzaro

Thu January 14 @ 18:00 - 19:00

We are so excited to share the first instalment of Digital Diasporas for 2021 with multidisciplinary artist and performer Alessio Mazzaro. Mazzaro’s most recent project, La parole transmise (2015-20) is a trilogy of works which focus on the migration of Jews from Morocco to Paris and Montreal. In the lens of documentary filmmaking and storytelling, Mazzaro creates a space of encounter and coexistence through conversation. By doing so, he aims to expand not only the ownership of a narrative, but…

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