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February 2019

Inside/Out:Call for Exhibition Proposals Deadline

Sun February 24

The Museum of Jewish Montreal invites artists and collectives to submit their proposed exhibition projects for the Museum’s 2019-2020 exhibition series inside/out Deadline: February 10, 2019 at 11:59pm (Montreal time/Eastern Time Zone) Application Guidelines About the theme: Inside/Out The 2019/2020 arts programming theme at the Museum of Jewish Montreal broadly takes as its starting point discussions of what exists or is generated “inside,” that which is associated with or exists “outside,” and/or breaching the binary of these two concepts to turn them…

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Long Distance: A Storytelling Evening

Thu February 28 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada

In conjunction with our exhibit The Ocean Between Us, the Museum and our partners Next Dorand Moishe House will be holding a storytelling event centred around the theme of long distance.

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March 2019

Encrypted Histories – Nuit Blanche at the MJM

Sat March 2 @ 21:00 - Sun March 3 @ 01:00

This Nuit Blanche, join us for an evening of live performance and an immersive art experience playing with cultural identity, visual language, and communication.

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Emigré Rabbis of Montreal – 3 Part Lecture Series

Mon March 4 @ 19:30 - 21:00
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until Mon March 4, 2019

Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Presented by the Jewish Learning Lab Join Rabbi Dr. Allan Nadler, former Dean of Jewish Studies, Drew University, Lecturer, McGill University, for an engaging three-part lecture series that explores the impact of three significant rabbis on Montreal’s Jewish life. Over the course of 3 weeks, Rabbi Nadler will present Rabbi Pinchas Hirshprung, Rabbi Leib Baron, and Rabbi Dr. Nachum Rabonovitch alongside discussions of Maimonides’ code law, halakhic decision, Jewish philosophies, rabbinical scholarship, and the foundation of the first Orthodox Yeshiva…

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Klezmer Brunch with Jason Rosenblatt and Tevet Sela

Sun March 10 @ 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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oin us and KlezKanada on Sunday March 10 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and catch up with your friends and 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 three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. Special guests Jason Rosenblatt and Tevet Sela will be joining us…

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MJM for Kids: Rainbow Purim Playdate

Sun March 17 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada

The whole family is invited to a Purim-themed afternoon of stories and fun celebrating empowerment, difference, and having pride in who you want to be, featuring amazing local LGBTQ+ storytellers, creators, advocates, and performers!

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A Persian Purim Party

Wed March 20 @ 07:00 - 20:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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April 2019

90s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Brunch!

Sun April 7 @ 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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90s tunes, awkward dancing and polaroids with your BFFs can only mean one thing, a bar/bar mitzvah! On Sunday April 7th relive your own Jewish coming of age (or experience it for the first time) by joining us for a nostalgic 90s bar/bat mitzvah themed brunch! Special guest DJ Robay will be spinning classic bar/bat mitzvah tunes for you while we serve up brunch. There will also be a few themed specials that we'll be announcing soon! Brunch will be…

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Food 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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Start date: Monday, May 13th 2019 Salary: $13/hour Application deadline: April 7, 2019 Passionate about Montreal’s food culture? Become a Museum of Jewish Montreal Food Fellow! We are looking for motivated, food-loving individuals to lead our Beyond the Bagel food tours at the Museum. Beginning on May 13th and running until May 31st on a full time basis, museum staff will train you in the city’s Jewish food culture and history and prepare you to contribute fully to our food-related…

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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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