IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAIN

In the Shadow of the Mountain explores the vibrant Jewish cultural life established in between Montreal’s Francophone and Anglophone communities from the 1910s to the 1960s. Visit the parks, streets, and alleyways at the foot of Mount Royal and discover Montreal’s Jewish poets—from literary icons like Leonard Cohen to lesser-known but internationally-appreciated Yiddish writers such as Jacob Isaac Segal and Ida Maze. Through the stories of writers, activists, and other idealists, this tour explores the dreams that Jewish immigrants had for their lives in the new world, and contrasts these utopian visions with the sometimes harsh realities they faced in this city.

PLATEAU
1.5–2 HOURS
WALKING TOUR
OUTDOOR

Image courtesy of the Jewish Public Library Archives
Léa Roback (1926) PR014774