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March 2021

Finding Treasure, Getting the Dirt: Comic Launch and DIY Research Workshop

Tue March 23 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4281 St. Laurent blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Z$ Canada

On a cold March evening in Montreal, Cesario Lavery was walking home from a shift in an unfamiliar part of town when he stumbled across an old, discarded first-edition book of early literary criticism on the great Franz Kafka. When he cracked it open, he was amazed to discover that this was not only an extraordinary book, but a portal to the life of an extraordinary man - the book's previous owner, one Dr Chaim Fischel Shatan. דער עדות (Der…

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April 2021

Clutter / Collaborator: A Poster-Making Workshop with Lauren Prousky

Tue April 6 @ 18:00 - 19:00

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how our things – our collections, our prized possessions, our family heirlooms and our clutter – inform our senses of self. This discussion will be framed around a celebration for our things and the ways in which they remind and commemorate the moments and people we hold dear. To accompany the discussion, Lauren will guide participants in creating their own temporary, found object sculptures from the “stuff” that make our spaces worth inhabiting.…

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Blut und Blintzes: A Yiddish Vampire Radio Play

Tue April 20 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Do you like Yiddish? How about vampires? Have you re-watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer upwards of four times but wondered what it would be like if it took place in Montreal and the vampires were quirky Jewish girls who had a mediocre knowledge of Halachic law? Since you definitely answered yes to all of these questions, come on down to the table read of Blut und Blintzes (Blood and Blintzes), a new in-development Yiddish radio play, for a casual night…

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Musictopia Cornucopia: An Album Launch and Concert with Dvir Cahana

Thu April 29 @ 19:00 - 20:00

After releasing a song each week for the past year, it is about time that Dvir Cahana releases his album to the public. Dvir bases each song on a weekly reflection of what is going on in the world around us, and pulls from the weekly Torah portion as a jumping-off point for these opinion pieces. This won’t be your run-of-the-mill concert experience! We want to make this as much of a two-way conversation as possible, so each song will be…

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May 2021

Dining at the Dairy Restaurant: A Discussion with Illustrator Ben Katchor

Thu May 13 @ 19:45 - 20:45

Throughout the nineteenth century, dairy restaurants were among the most important culinary establishments for the Jewish diaspora across North America and Europe. They served blintzes, pastries with cheese, and other vegetarian delicacies. But they were more than just places to gather for milchig (dairy) delights. Just in time for dairy-friendly Shavuot, join us as we dive into this underappreciated aspect of culinary history in a discussion with illustrator Ben Katchor on his acclaimed book, The Dairy Restaurant. Towards the end of the…

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Triple F Kitchen: A Cooking Workshop with J-Rob and Hoai Nam

Wed May 19 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4281 St. Laurent blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Z$ Canada
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French to follow//français à suivre The Triple F Kitchen is a collaborative online cooking workshop presented by good friends and collaborators, J-Rob and Hoai-Nam Bui through the Museum of Jewish Montreal. The Triple F Kitchen stands for Friendship, Fusion, Food. Hoai-Nam and J-Rob were two roommates in Montreal from different backgrounds, J-Rob being Black and Jewish, Hoai-Nam being Vietnamese-American. They both have a differing relationship with their identity, this also resonates with the way they connect with food. For her,…

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June 2021

Perfect Picnic Pop Tarts: A Cooking Demonstration with Jennifer Crawford

Tue June 29 @ 18:30 - 19:30

Summer is just around the corner, and so is picnic season! If you’re looking for a new and exciting snack to serve with your friends and family over a checkered blanket on a sunny afternoon, then we have just the thing! On June 29, join us with MasterChef Canada winner Jennifer Crawford as we learn how to prepare a batch of delicious homemade pop tarts using only the freshest ingredients. Sweet or savoury, these handheld delights will be sure to…

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July 2021

A Gourmet City: A Virtual Benefit featuring Ruth Reichl and Adam Gollner

Tue July 13 @ 19:30 - 20:30

For generations, Jewish tradition has played a leading role in Montreal’s cultural identity. Whether it’s the tender sesame bagels or smoked meat on rye, some of the city’s most iconic foods have strong and enduring Jewish roots. Since the Museum of Jewish Montreal began just over a decade ago, we’ve striven to increase public appreciation of Montreal’s Jewish life and culture, through such programs as our popular food workshops and tours. It is safe to say that we are a…

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Red Light Walking Tour

Thu July 29 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4281 St. Laurent blvd.
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Z$ Canada

Join us in welcoming back Professor 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…

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August 2021

The Art of Gazoz: A Culinary Demonstration with Benny Briga & Adeena Sussman

Sun August 1 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Lovingly crafted from sparkling water, fresh fruits, herbs, spices and syrups, gazoz is a beverage unlike any other. These bouquet-like drinks are available in nearly every colour of the rainbow, with every fragrant flavour you could possibly imagine. With a history dating back many decades in Tel Aviv, gazoz has recently been reimagined with thanks to Benny Briga’s popular Café Levinsky 41, where these effervescent concoctions practically fly off the counter.  Celebrating the release of their new cookbook, Gazoz: The…

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Red Light Walking Tour

Thu August 26 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Join us in welcoming back Professor 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…

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Moving Together: A Contemporary Dance Workshop with Naomi Gwynn

Tue August 31 @ 18:30 - 20:30

On August 31 from 6:30 – 8:30pm, Naomi Gwynn will be joined by Horizons Collectif (Lou Salem and Adele Ross) to host a 2-hour contemporary movement and creation workshop open to all levels! This workshop, hosted at Espace 215, will focus heavily on sensory-based movement research and utilize choreographic and improvisation tools to search for new pathways, opportunities, and avenues to bring movement into and through the body. Participants are not expected to have any background in dance or movement.…

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September 2021

Rosh Hashanah (closed for holidays)

Tue September 7 - Wed September 8
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Hidden Twins: A New Play Reading

Mon September 13 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Join us on September 13th at 7:30pm for Hidden Twins: A New Play Reading, inspired by the true story of Vera and Nadia Debnar, and the final instalment of our 2021 Independent Microgrants for Creative and Cultural Exploration, presented at the Segal Centre Identical twins, Vera and Nadia's love of play-acting helped to save their lives when they were forced to masquerade as Protestants to avoid detection by the Nazis. Performing new identities once offered salvation; but as the war…

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Yom Kippur (closed for holidays)

Thu September 16
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October 2021

Around Montreal’s Dining Table: A Discussion with Beautys Luncheonette and Restaurant Beba

Mon October 4 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Along Boulevard St-Laurent and across Montreal, many Jewish-owned restaurants have generously shared their creations with locals and visitors alike. How can restaurants old and new continue to tell the story of Jewish culture in the city? At Beautys Luncheonette in the heart of the Plateau, patrons are treated to breakfast favourites like the classic “Mish-Mash” omelette, bagels & lox sandwiches, or homemade pancakes. Since opening in 1942 in Montreal’s Jewish garment district, Beautys has become a beloved family-owned staple, now…

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November 2021

Moroccan Sfenj: A Hanukkah Cooking Demonstration with Sina Mizrahi

Mon November 8 @ 20:00 - 21:00

Are you looking for a new recipe to prepare for your friends and loved ones this Hanukkah? in partnership with Festival Sefarad de Montréal, join the Museum of Jewish Montreal with cookbook author Sina Mizrahi to learn how to prepare sfenj (sfinj), or Moroccan doughnuts. Coming off the release of her newly-published Good Food: Inspired by my Middle Eastern roots and the places I’ve called home, we will revisit this classic Moroccan dessert just in time to prepare for the…

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Samy Elmaghribi: “I Sing and I Pray” Podcast Launch Party

Sun November 21 @ 19:00 - 20:00

In this special one-hour virtual event, the Museum of Jewish Montreal and theatre dybbuk team up to celebrate the release of a new episode of the podcast, The Dybbukast, which explores the life and music of Jewish Moroccan music star and Montreal-based cantor, Samy Elmaghribi (1922-2008). Born Salomon Amzallag, Samy's journey moves through a broad spectrum of time and space, giving us glimpses into moments in history that shaped generations. Aaron Henne, artistic director of theatre dybbuk, will be in conversation with Yolande Amzallag, one…

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Fun with Festive Favourites: A Hanukkah Cooking Demonstration with Bob Blumer

Wed November 24 @ 19:30 - 20:30

Click here to reserve your free ticket via JLive. In the days leading up to Hanukkah, TV personality, cookbook author, and artist Bob Blumer will show us how to prepare waffle latkes and gravlax, straight from his recent cookbook, Flavorbomb. Join us as we revisit this classic Hanukkah dish with Bob's whimsical spin! In his books, live demos and TV shows (Glutton for Punishment, Surreal Gourmet on the Food Network), Bob transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and unorthodox presentations that have…

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December 2021

Hanukkah Gelt Together: A Trivia Benefit Party

Thu December 2 @ 19:00 - 21:30
3961 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal QC H2W IY4, 3961 Boulevard St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y4 Canada
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What better way to ring in the Festival of Lights than with testing your knowledge with some trivia? Join us for our first in-person party since 2020! On the fifth night of Hanukkah, come on down to the location of the iconic Moishe’s Steakhouse, a true heritage site within the history of Jewish Montreal. For those with a special place in their heart for Moishe’s, this will be your last opportunity to be within those walls – for friends new…

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