Heschel in the Park
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Heschel in the Park

What is our relationship with work and with rest? What does it mean to make holy? How do we live in the world exactly as it is, without anticipating change in order to be at ease? Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath, one of the most influential pieces of modern Jewish philosophy, is a beautiful and extraordinary contemplation of these questions and more.

In the spirit of the book, we'll take it slowly and luxuriously - reading with our whole bodies, stopping and starting as we please, and letting the experience of contemplating the text be a part of the texture of the day. We'll have plenty of blankets and snacks but feel free to bring more so that our cup overflows even more. Selections from the book will be provided, and discussion and reflection will be facilitated by David Louis and Zoe Penina Baker - no reading ahead of time necessary.

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A Dress to Impress: History and Memories of Jewish Coming-of Age Fashion
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

A Dress to Impress: History and Memories of Jewish Coming-of Age Fashion

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Join us for a discussion on the power of nostalgia and memories in clothing presented by Miss Mitzvah artist Zoe Penina Baker, an insider view on the fabrication of women’s ‘occasion’ fashion from Siobhan Martel, and discover Montreal’s Bat Mitzvahs past and retro Jewish women’s fashion with Jewish Public Library Archives Director Jessica Zimmerman. 

The presentation will be followed by a moderated question period, so bring your curiosity and penchant for nostalgia!

$7 General Admission | $5 Students

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Tickets can be purchased by following this link: https://kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/589146

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The Talk: A Coming of Age Storytelling Event
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Talk: A Coming of Age Storytelling Event

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The Museum of Jewish Montreal is excited to invite you to our coming-of-age storytelling event on Tuesday November 28, which we are holding in conjunction with our newest exhibit, Miss Mitzvah

Join us for an evening of stories that will make you laugh and cry, cringe and remenisce, as our diverse storytellers share their different coming-of-age moments – from Bar and Bat Mitzvas to first dances and dates, from rebellion and insecurities to friendship and acceptance. 

Tickets: $10
Student price: pay what you can (recomended contribution $5)
Tickets are available at the door

This event is part of the Museum of Jewish Montreal's oral history initiative, the Stories Project. Check out our online collection of oral histories at imjm.ca, and don't forget to keep your eyes open for more storytelling events throughout the year. 
 

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