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Experience hosted by Zev

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

“Montréal n’a jamais cessé d’être fondée / 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 the history of Montreal’s Jewish community in the transformative decades of the 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, our visitors are guided through spaces both public and private, 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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You can book a private tour on any day of the week, inquire at tours@imjm.ca
“Montréal n’a jamais cessé d’être fondée / 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 the history of Montreal’s Jewish community in the transformative decades of the 1960s and 1970s, focusing in particular on the newly arrived Sephardic immigrants and their impact on the religious, cultural, and institutional landscape…

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What's included

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From $24
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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 hosted tens of thousands of visitors through our online exhibits, pop-up exhibitions and walking tours. In June 2016 we opened a storefront space where we create, explore and share Montreal’s Jewish experience and culture with the participation of diverse audiences.

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 tour features a less represented history of Jewish Montreal through a guided walk around the Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood. You will explore the diversity of contemporary Jewish life through the stories of Sephardic and Mizrahi immigration to Montreal in the 1950s-1970s. The tour involves dynamic group discussion, visits to Canadian Jewish institutions and first hand oral history testimonies of migration in the diaspora.

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

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes and water.