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Help us build the future of Montreal’s Jewish community and culture.

We are an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s Jewish life and identity, share our diverse heritage, and create new cultural experiences.

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With each donation, we’ll be one step closer to welcoming you back to experience innovative exhibitions, workshops, and cultural events in our new home.

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The Future is Happening Here

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Who we are

People are seeking new places and opportunities to feel connected to Jewish community and to feel inspired by Jewish culture and heritage. The Museum helps Jewish Montrealers to connect in creative, fresh, inclusive, and meaningful ways.

Each year we welcome 25,000+ participants to experience 50+ events, mount 4 art exhibitions and 500 tours, 3 fellowship streams, and unique youth leadership and microgranting programs.

We are a hub of experimental and ground breaking programming that uses Montreal’s unique Jewish culture and heritage to offer a different way to build Jewish community.  We’re asking you to help us meet our goal of $575K to support the future of our activities and programming.

The future of Jewish culture is happening here.

Build the future with us.

What we do

The Museum’s arts programming and exhibitions seek to share Montreal’s diverse Jewish heritage and highlight contemporary issues and questions through innovative approaches.

Our events act as a way to strengthen our audiences’ connections to community and Jewish culture through new experiences.

We provide the public with opportunities to explore and share Montreal’s Jewish heritage, including walking tours, cooking workshops, and educational experiences for schools.

Our Fellowships offer research opportunities for young adults to create content that enriches the Museum’s programs and to build skills for working in the cultural sector.

Our online collection maps and stores the diverse stories of people, places and events that form Montreal’s Jewish past and present.

We are dedicated to supporting the next generation of Montreal’s cultural leaders through our Microgrant Program for Creative Exploration.

If you are interested in supporting a specific programming area with your gift, please contact our Development Team at info@imjm.ca, or 514-840-9300

Slide “The Museum of Jewish Montreal is a vital part of Montréal’s vibrant cultural landscape with its bold and innovative programming, as a home to multidisciplinary artistic practice, and as an incubator of innovation.” Philip Szporer + Marlene Millar, Mouvement Perpétuel (Montréal) Slide "The Museum is a young, vibrant space that prioritizes diverse voices and personal narratives to help tell the history of Jewish Montreal. In that way, it offers something that most other historical institutions do not–providing a living history of a city so many call home." - Na'ama Freeman, Research Fellow Slide “Jewish food and culture are integral to the history of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada as a whole. MJM is a unique way to holistically engage with the history of a people and a city, while also learning something new about the way you experience the world yourself." Olivia Maccioni, Food Fellow

How we make a difference

Your contribution to our campaign goal of $575K will activate our new space and allow us to continue building our vision as a community-driven museum around three central pillars:

IDENTITY

We provide all Jews, but especially young adults, with a new sense of community. The Museum encourages a lifelong connection with Jewish culture, while giving everyone space to express and take ownership of their Jewish identity.

INTERCHANGE

The Museum offers opportunities to preserve, explore, and share components of Montreal’s diverse Jewish history, heritage, and knowledge. Our aim is to increase public understanding and appreciation of Montreal’s Jewish life and culture.

INSPIRATION

The Museum develops new Jewish cultural experiences by inspiring and supporting creative projects and experiments. We act as a catalyst to a growing Jewish arts and culture ecosystem in Montreal.

We need your help to meet our goal

We've raised $350k - that's 61% of our goal!

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Help us reach our fundraising goal to meet our programmatic and operational needs for next year in a new space.

Slide "Through my work with the MJM, I have forged new connections with other Jewish folks in Montreal, adding breadth and meaning to my Jewish life in the city. I am forever grateful to the museum and its staff for their role in helping me to tell my story, and for granting me chapters of new experiences to add to it." Cesario Lavery, Micrograntee Slide "Students consistently list the MJM’s walking tours as one of the standout activities of the class, and in their individual responses often cite it as one of the moments when things clicked, and they began to see the city and its past in a new way." - Daniel Ross, Assistant Professor (UQÀM) Slide "The Museum of Jewish Montreal is so much more than your standard, run of the mill Museum. It is an organizational body that, from its very beginnings, sought to create connections between the community and the telling of its story."
Na’ama Freeman, Research Fellow

In the News

Interview with J-Rob from the Museum’s 2020-2021 Microgrant cohort

Issue 9, June 2021

Orly Zebak • Niv Magazine

Outdoor workshops and tours, bubbles and apps safe for a pandemic summer

Aug 07, 2020

Susan Schwartz  •  Montreal Gazette

Levels of Giving

Supporter

One time donation of $18 or more
  • Digital recognition at the Supporter level
  • Tax receipt (for donors with Canadian address)

Patron

Monthly donation of $18 (or one time donation of $200 or more)
  • Inclusion in Museum’s donors-only newsletters and special send-outs
  • Digital recognition at the Patron level
  • Tax receipt (for donors with Canadian address)
  • Donors wishing to commit at this level for 3 or more years will be upgraded, and considered part of the Curator’s Circle

Curators’ Circle

Monthly donation of $54 (or one time donation of $500 or more)
  • Special Invitation to new Museum space Grand Opening Party (2022), with access to special donor event offerings 
  • Inclusion in Museum’s donors-only newsletters and special send-outs
  • Digital recognition at the Curators’ Circle level
  • Tax receipt (for donors with Canadian address)
  • Donors wishing to commit at this level for 3 or more years will be upgraded, and considered part of the Director’s Circle

Directors’ Circle

Monthly donation of $180 (or one time donation of $1800 or more)
  • Special thanks as primary contributor at new Museum space Grand Opening 
  • Special Invitation to new Museum space Grand Opening Party (2022), with access to special donor event offerings 
  • Inclusion in Museum’s donors-only newsletters and special send-outs
  • Digital recognition at the Directors’ Circle level
  • Tax receipt (for donors with Canadian address)
  • Donors wishing to commit at this level for 3 or more years will be upgraded, and considered part of the Visionaries’ Circle

Visionaries’ Circle

Monthly donation of $540 or more (or one time donation of $5000 or more)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Museum access, invitations, and early-bird offers
  • Special thanks as primary contributor at new Museum space Grand Opening 
  • Special Invitation to new Museum space Grand Opening Party (2022), with access to special donor event offerings 
  • Inclusion in Museum’s donors-only newsletters and special send-outs
  • Digital recognition at the Visionaries’ Circle level
  • Tax receipt (for donors with Canadian address)

Special Gifts

Multi-year pledges OR gifts to Museum endowment

Please contact our Development Team directly to discuss the following:

  • Gifts to the Museum’s Endowment Program managed by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal. Contact us for more information on how your donation to our endowment could be eligible for an additional tax credit of 25% or more.
  • Gifts in support of a specific programming area.
  • Multi-year pledges

More Ways to Show Your Support

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The Future is

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