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