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April 2020

Monster Mashup Movie Night

Thu April 23 @ 20:30 - 22:30

Join us and Cinema Moderne for a free live stream of the 1974 film Young Frankenstein! Directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, this cult classic follows the grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, as he inherits the family estate in Transylvania and resumes the peculiar experiments once conducted by his deceased grandfather. Parodying the cinematic conventions of horror, this film puts a comedic spin on the oft-adapted story of Frankenstein Did you know? Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is widely…

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Virtual Falafel Making Workshop with Leah Koenig

Sun April 26 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Since traveling is out of the question right now - even around the corner to our favorite middle eastern restaurants - we’re giving you the next best option: a free virtual falafel making workshop with Leah Koenig! Leah is a cookbook author and writer whose work and recipes have appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Epicurious, Food52, Saveur, Tablet, and more. She has written 6 cookbooks, including The Jewish Cookbook and Modern Jewish…

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May 2020

Virtual Klezmer Brunch w/ Jason Rosenblatt & Rachel Lemisch

Sun May 3 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Klezmer brunch is back! We know how much everyone loves our monthly klezmer brunches, so we've partnered with KlezKanada to bring you an online version on Sunday, May 3rd from 11am-12pm EDT on Zoom. We'll be starting out with a short cooking demo by Kat Romanow, the Director of Food Programming at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. She'll show everyone how to make Fletchers' decadent chocolate babka french toast. We'll be releasing ingredients in advance, if you'd like to cook…

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Talisman-Making Workshop

Thu May 7 @ 18:00 - 19:00

  We're thrilled to be collaborating with artist Julie Gladstone once again for a special talisman-making workshop! Join us this full moon to learn how to make and activate your very own talisman using objects in your own home! Julie will be leading participants in making talismans (amulets against the evil eye) while discussing their roots in Judaism as well as their protective properties that may act as spiritual aides during these challenging times. What to prepare in advance of…

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Boureka-Making Workshop

Tue May 12

In celebration of Lag B'Omer, a time for picnics and spending time outdoors, the Wandering Chew will show you how to make bourekas through a virtual workshops. Bourekas are a perfect dish for a picnic, even if it happens on your living room floor! More details about the cooking class to come soon!

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Digital Diasporas: Sala-Manca & The Museum of the Contemporary

Thu May 14 @ 13:30 - 14:30

  As social distancing transforms what it means to interact with art, the Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled to announce its new Digital Diasporas Series, an exciting new platform connecting our local community with the practices and new ideas of contemporary artists from across the globe. Much as a diaspora describes the dispersal of a people across space, this series explores the new movements artists are taking away from their practice in the digital world or how they are working in ways…

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Shavuot Storytime with Maggie

Tue May 19 @ 16:00 - 17:00

The whole family is invited to join Maggie Winston (of Lost & Found Puppet Co. ) and her puppet friend Léo as they tell the children’s story “The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story” by Allison Marks and Wayne Marks and other fun stories! Recommended for children aged 2-10. How to connect: Register for this free event through Eventbrite! The Zoom link will be sent out at 3:30PM the day of the event. Maggie Winston is a puppeteer and community engaged…

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Rugelach-Making Workshop

Sun May 24 @ 15:00 - 16:00

In celebration of Shavuot, join the Wandering Chew in a virtual baking class and learn how to make one of the very best sweet dairy treats: rugelach! More details to come soon.

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June 2020

How not to kill your houseplants with Plantbaby studio

Thu June 4 @ 17:30 - 18:30

  The Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled to bring you Plantbaby studio’s “How not to kill your houseplants” workshop! If you didn’t get a chance to see our exhibition “Snapshots from the Garden of Eden” by Dina Goldstein you are in luck! This workshop will begin with a brief slideshow of highlights from the exhibition while we learn to take care of our own gardens at home. Plants grow out of the earth, yet they can thrive in our…

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Storytime with Léo

Sun June 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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