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Making Their Mark Outdoor Walking Tour

Montreal, Canada

Experience hosted by Zev

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The epicentre of Jewish life in Montreal from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s, today’s Plateau neighbourhood once teemed with tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Learn how they worked, worshipped, and supported one another as they built new lives in Montreal.

Led by the Museum's research fellows, this experience uncovers the synagogues, schools, hospitals, and cultural organizations Jewish immigrants established and that still leave a mark on Montreal society today. Immerse yourself in the Jewish stories held in the streets, back alleys, and buildings of this vibrant neighbourhood.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that all participants MUST bring their own mask or face-shield to be warn for the entire duration of the tour. The Museum of Jewish Montreal WILL NOT be able to provide guests with masks or face-shields.

This tour begins and ends near Duluth ave & boulevard St-Laurent.

You can book a private tour on any day of the week, inquire at tours@imjm.ca
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You can book a private tour on any day of the week, inquire at tours@imjm.ca
The epicentre of Jewish life in Montreal from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s, today’s Plateau neighbourhood once teemed with tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Learn how they worked, worshipped, and supported one another as they built new lives in Montreal.

Led by the Museum's research fellows, this experience uncovers the synagogues, schools, hospitals, and cultural organizations Jewish immigran…

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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

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Meet your host, Zev

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My name is Zev! I have always been interested in how culture, history and place can come together in new and exciting ways to create meaningful educational experiences that transform how we learn and use city spaces. After completing my Master’s degree in city planning and design (with further academic background in history), I went on to found the Museum of Jewish Montreal in 2010.
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About the organisation: Museum of Jewish Montreal



Founded in 2010 to map, collect and share Montreal’s Jewish history, the Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) has grown into an innovative place to share Montreal’s Jewish heritage, connect with Jewish life, and create new cultural experiences! Currently operating as an online Museum, MJM offers a variety of ways to engage with Jewish culture and identity through tours, art, events, music, and more.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Museum of Jewish Montreal.

Where you'll be

This walking tour has twelve stops, including buildings that once served as synagogues, businesses, and schools. Visitors will gain an in-depth historical perspective on the Jewish community by learning about these institutions, discussing important members of the community, reading excerpts from memoirs, journals, and newspaper articles, and observing traces of the past still discernible on the buildings and streets of the neighbourhood.
Eddy Et Cathy
November 2019
We had a great time... .We had the opportunity to discover our city in an other angle. The host was very outgoing and passionate about the subject. Thank you sooooo much for that. I'd recommend the tour.
Ana
September 2019
A very interesting tour about the people that were in times the backbones of this city. We heard about their lives and how Montreal evolved throughout time. Not to be missed in a trip to Montreal!
Bernadette
June 2019
Max gave a wonderful, immersive tour. It was a “deep dive” into the Jewish Community in Montreal covering history, architecture, economics, culture & food among other topics. He personalized the tour to our needs, interests and was considerate of our comfort. We highly recommend this experience. It’s a great way to enjoy Montreal.
Max gave a wonderful, immersive tour. It was a “deep dive” into the Jewish Community in Montreal covering history, architecture, economics, culture & food among other topics. He pe…
Vivian
June 2019
I loved this tour. My host Max was professional and very knowledgeable and at the same time very engaging and friendly. He presented a comprehensive view of the Jewish experiences settling in Montreal, and took the time to field questions with interesting and knowledgeable answers. I found the tour extremely interesting and fun! I would book another tour with Max anytime. Thank you!
I loved this tour. My host Max was professional and very knowledgeable and at the same time very engaging and friendly. He presented a comprehensive view of the Jewish experiences…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A face mask or visor/face shield to be worn for the entire duration of the tour

Comfortable walking shoes