SEPHARDIC SPACES

SEPHARDIC SPACES

“Montreal has never stopped being founded,” wrote Iraqi Jewish author Naim Kattan. Looking at one such moment where Montreal has been refounded yet again, This tour explores Montreal’s Jewish community in the transformative 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the newly arrived Sephardic immigrants and their impact on the religious, cultural, and institutional landscape of the city. Using the backdrop of the historically Jewish neighbourhood of Côte-des-Neiges, participants are guided through public and private spaces, going from schools, synagogues, and community organizations to discussing the bustle of multicultural city streets, the fragrant smells of the kitchen, and the unique places where Jewish identity in Quebec is formed.

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Image courtesy of the Samy Elmaghribi Foundation

Tours Temporarily Suspended - COVID-19 & Museum Closure Updates

Please be advised that the Museum of Jewish Montreal is temporarily closed as a preventative measure related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Tours until the end of May have been cancelled. 

During this time, our staff will be contactable by email at tours@imjm.ca. Return of any phone messages may be somewhat delayed.

We hope to be able to begin welcoming you to the Museum again soon. For the time being, we are exercising extraordinary caution in compliance with government recommendations, as well as our concern for the health and safety of our neighbours and community members.

On behalf of all of us at the Museum of Jewish Montreal, we thank you all for your understanding and your support.