Mission to Montreal by Federation CJA

As part of our Centennial year celebrations, Federation CJA invites you on a Mission to Montreal!

On Sunday, June 11, join us for unique walking tours led by young, passionate, well-informed guides. Each tour will explore a different area of Montreal, and a different aspect of Jewish history or culture in our beloved city. Cost per tour is $10 per person. Limited spaces available.

Making their Mark (Plateau Mont Royal)
Visit and learn about synagogues, schools, hospitals and cultural organizations established in the Plateau – the epicentre of Jewish life in Montreal from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s. Tours begin at 1PM and 2:30PM.

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Tur Malka (Montreal Reimagined)
“Tur Malka” was the Montreal Yiddish poets’ term for Mount Royal in the early 20th century. Explore how Jews in Montreal interpreted the cultural and geographic conditions they faced, and the contrasts between Jewish visions for their new home and the realities of life in the city. Tours begin at 1PM and 2:30PM.

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Rabbis, Writers and Radicals (Mile End)
Trace the evolution of Montreal’s dynamic literary, musical and culinary culture in Mile End—a hub of Jewish culture in the 1920s and a centre of the Yiddish language for nearly a century. Tours begin at 1PM and 2:30PM.

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Beyond the Bagel North (Food Tour)
Uncover hidden Jewish food history and local delicacies in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood as we visit decades-old institutions as well as new businesses revitalizing the city’s culinary scene. Tours begin at 1PM and 2:30PM.

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Beyond the Bagel South (Food Tour)
Uncover hidden Jewish food history and local delicacies in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood as we visit decades-old institutions as well as new businesses revitalizing the city’s culinary scene. Tours begin at 1PM and 2:30PM.

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Jewish Montreal Cemetery
Tour the historic Baron de Hirsch and Back River Cemeteries to discover painters, politicians, activists, writers, poets, rabbis, gangsters and the only Jewish victim of the Titanic buried in Montreal. Tour begins at 2PM.

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Segal Centre / PJ Library Family Tour
Young families are invited to join us for a musical adaptation of Aubrey Davis’ book Bone Button Borscht performed by the Segal’s Yiddish children’s theatre group (YAYA). Followed by a Q&A with the author and book signing. Play begins at 1:30PM at the Segal Centre.

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