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November 2019

Musical Brunch!

Sun November 17, 2019 @ 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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Join us and KlezKanada on Sunday November 17 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca. We will have a very limited number of drop-in seats. There is no entry fee for this event – the cost is that of your meal.

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Cook the book! Sababa by Adeena Sussman

Thu November 28, 2019 @ 19:00 - 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 the Wandering Chew for a cooking demonstration and tasting of dishes from Sababa, one of the most exciting releases of 2019!In this new cookbook, Adeena Sussman, acclaimed chef and cookbook author, shares dishes that are inspired by the bustling stalls of her local market – Shuk HaCarmel – and the local Israeli food culture that surrounds her at home in Tel Aviv. The recipes of her cookbook will bring the bright flavours of Israel cuisine into your kitchen, while teaching…

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December 2019

Hanukkah Market

Sun December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 - 18:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The Museum of Jewish Montreal's fabulous third annual Hanukkah Market is returning bigger and better than ever! Find the perfect gift (for your loved ones…or yourself), visit the PJ Library kids booth for little market visitors, sample special Hanukkah treats at Fletchers - Espace Culinaire, and get into the holiday mood as our cozy Museum is transformed for your Hanukkah shopping needs! On Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th local artisans and makers will be at 4040 boul. St-Laurent…

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Hanukkah Market

Sun December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 - 18:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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The Museum of Jewish Montreal's fabulous third annual Hanukkah Market is returning bigger and better than ever! Find the perfect gift (for your loved ones…or yourself), visit the PJ Library kids booth for little market visitors, sample special Hanukkah treats at Fletchers - Espace Culinaire, and get into the holiday mood as our cozy Museum is transformed for your Hanukkah shopping needs! On Sunday, December 8th and Sunday, December 15th local artisans and makers will be at 4040 boul. St-Laurent…

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PERMANENCE: 2020-2021 Call for Exhibition Proposals – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Fri December 20, 2019
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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PERMANENCE: 2020-2021 Call for Exhibition Proposals Deadline: December 15, 2019 at 11:59pm  *** Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9:00am ***   The Museum is inviting artists and collectives to submit their proposed exhibition projects for our 2020-2021 exhibition series on the theme of Permanence. Our curatorial team invites artists to propose projects that respond to, play with, or pose inquiries in relation to this theme. Applications are due December 20, 2019. For more information on the series theme and application process, please…

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Closed for Holidays

Mon December 23, 2019 - Tue January 7, 2020
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Please note that the Museum of Jewish Montreal and Fletchers will be closed during the holidays, from December 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020.

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January 2020

Klezmer Brunch

Sun January 19 @ 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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Join us and KlezKanada on Sunday January 19 to try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. Special guests Yoni, Eden and Zafer will be joining us this month and bringing you an exciting repertoire of klezmer tunes to accompany your meal! For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca. We will have a very…

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Self-Loving Jew: Comic Making Workshop with Jonathan Rotsztain

Thu January 23 @ 18:00 - 19:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Join us at the Museum of Jewish Montreal for Jonathan Rotsztain's “Self-Loving Jew” comic making workshop!  In this hands-on artist-guided workshop, Rotsztain will introduce his own comic work and and other graphic narratives around identity. Following a brief discussion on Jewish religious and cultural history, participants will come together to share their own views on ways to reconcile their own cultural baggage or Jewish identity to the challenges of modern life. Rotsztain will then lead participants of any experience…

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Patterns by Jonathan Rotsztain

Thu January 23 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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  Join us on at the Museum of Jewish Montreal to celebrate the Montreal debut of Jonathan Rotsztain’s Patterns installation. Following our Self-Loving Jew comic making workshop with Jonathan Rotsztain, the Museum will be open to the public to meet the artist behind our newest window projection, and see some of the comics produced through his comic making workshop.  This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar at fletchers Artist, writer, and cartoonist Jonathan Rotsztain’s visual narratives…

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February 2020

Inside the Yiddish School: Historic Building Tour Launch

Sat February 1 @ 15:45 - 17:45
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Travel back in time to the 1940s and 50s to visit a Yiddish institution that helped shape Jewish identity in Montreal – the Peretz Shule. Telling the story through the eyes of several students who attended the school, our new tour takes a closer look at the history of Montreal’s vibrant Yiddish community, and the importance the school held for those living in the neighbourhood now called the Plateau. What was taught there? What challenges did the students and teachers…

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A Man Digging | Un homme qui creuse

Tue February 4 @ 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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Presentation and Discussion with the Author Michael Blum Moderation: Sonja Finck Michael Blum's book Oranienstraße Ausgrabungen, Eine Verschronik tells the story of a building in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Oranienstrasse 10/11, and the life of the Baum family from the middle of the 19th century until today. Everything begins as in a fairy tale: A man and a woman, born on the same day, fall in love with each other and have five sons over the next two decades. We follow the lives…

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4 Glasses: A Tu B’Shevat Wine Tasting

Sat February 8 @ 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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Join us and the Wandering Chew for a Tu B'Shevat celebration! Tu B'Shevat literally translates as the New Year for Trees and is often seen as a day to honour and celebrate environmentalism. Although Tu B'Shevat falls in the middle of winter in Montreal, it marks the beginning of the growing season in warmer climates. Kabbalists in 16th century Spain created the ritual of a Tu B'Shevat seder to celebrate the holiday, which involved drinking four cups of wine and sampling…

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Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller

Wed February 19 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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In collaboration with the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, join us in welcoming Drs. Daniel and Irene Oore on their cross-country tour of Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Teller. Genocide and Improvisation: Listener and Telleris an intergenerational, interdisciplinary performance-talk, created and performed by son-mother duo, Drs. Daniel Ooreand Irene Oore, creatively and critically examining trauma, its transmission, and its transcendence. This event explores elements in Irene’s book The Listener: In the Shadow of the Holocaust, (2019), from which she and…

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Klezmer Brunch with Zoë Aqua

Sun February 23 @ 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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Join us and KlezKanada in welcoming Zoë Aqua from New York for our monthly klezmer brunch! Come try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. Special guests Zoë Aqua, Zafer Mamili, and Isaac Beaudet-Lefebvre will be joining us this month and bringing you an exciting repertoire of klezmer tunes to accompany your meal! For reservations, please…

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Biergarten of Earthly Delights: Nuit blanche à Montréal at the Museum of Jewish Montreal

Sat February 29 @ 20:00 - Sun March 1 @ 01:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada

  Join in on the Bosch-annalia as we open the gates to the 🍻 Biergarten of Earthly Delights 🍻, inviting you out of the winter’s cold and into a hidden watering hole for city dwellers and every earth-crawler in-between! 🐍 For its seventh consecutive year, the Museum of Jewish Montreal is participating in the Nuit Blanche À Montréal festivities! The Museum will be transformed into a not-so-traditional Biergarten set against the backdrop of our current exhibition Snapshots from the Garden…

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March 2020

Hamantaschen Making Class

Thu March 5 @ 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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Discover the joy of making delicious Hamantaschen with the Wandering Chew! A kaleidoscope of options awaits - we are spending the night on March 5th mixing and matching flavours of dough and fillings to make the iconic Purim pastry. We will have a variety of ingredients to play with and we are excited to see the flavour combinations you will come up with! Don’t worry, we’ll do an intro Hamantaschen tutorial to make sure everyone knows how to construct these…

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Artist talk with Dina Goldstein

Sun March 8 @ 16:00 - 17:30
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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Join us for a special afternoon with internationally-acclaimed contemporary Canadian artist Dina Goldstein.   Sunday, March 8th 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Museum of Jewish Montreal (RC01-4040 boul. St-Laurent).   Dina will be speaking about her practice, inspiration, and iconic photographic series, including Gods of Suburbia, opening March 7th at Art Mûr, and Snapshots from the Garden of Eden, currently on exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. The artist’s talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.…

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Cancelled: Klezmer Brunch with Mamaliga

Sun March 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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Join us and KlezKanada in welcoming Mamaliga from Boston for our monthly klezmer brunch! Come try our delicious brunch menu, hear some amazing live music, and spend time with your friends and family! Music will be held in three sets, from 11:00-11:30 AM, 12:00-12:30 PM, and 1:00-1:30 PM. Special guests Rebecca Mac and Mattias Kaufman will be joining us this month and bringing you an exciting repertoire of klezmer tunes to accompany your meal! For reservations, please call 514-840-9300 or email fletchers@imjm.ca.…

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Postponed: Games I Don’t Want to Play: A Performance Piece

Thu March 19 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Musée du Montréal juif | Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 St. Laurent blvd. R01
Montréal, Québec H2W 1Y8 Canada
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***This event has been postponed, we will update the event date once it has been rescheduled.*** The Museum of Jewish Montreal is thrilled to present the first event of our 2020 Microgrants Program – “Games I Don’t Want to Play” by Joseph Glaser and Michelle Soicher! “Games I Don’t Want to Play” is an immersive performance piece about Our Lives, Anxieties, and Experiences as Contemporary Jews, the Game!™. This show makes real how we are required to fragment our own…

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Postponed : Beginner and Intermediate Yiddish Classes

Mon March 30 @ 17:15 - 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 this spring for a series of 8 beginner or 8 intermediate Yiddish classes at the Museum, led by experienced Yiddish teacher Sheila Witt! Explore this Jewish language and culture through basic vocabulary, short stories, poems, expressions, and well-known songs, and learn how to lead a simple conversation! Classes will begin on March 30, and will be held on Monday evenings, going until June 1. Beginner classes will be held from 5:15-6:45 PM, and intermediate classes will all be…

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