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Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour
4.5

Making Their Mark: Montreal Jewish History Walking Tour

By Museum of Jewish Montreal
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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About
Uncover Montreal's Jewish history and heritage with this walking tour. Stroll through the Plateau neighborhood, where many Jewish people settled in the early 20th century; discover synagogues, schools, hospitals, and cultural hubs built by the settlers, and hear how they helped shape the face of modern Montreal.

Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Uncover stories of Montreal's Jewish history and heritage
  • Stroll through the city streets hearing stories of its Jewish population
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule
  • Get insights into local culture and history from your guide

  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada We will meet you just in front of 3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent (intersection Napoleon). Please note that while we are running outdoor food and walking tours, the museum's interior space is currently closed.
Return details
  • 3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada Outside of 3919 Rue Clark (Intersection of Clark and Bagg)

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14992P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tour begins outside of 3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent (intersection Napoleon)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y4, Canada
    We will meet you just in front of 3961 Boul. Saint-Laurent (intersection Napoleon). Please note that while we are running outdoor food and walking tours, the museum's interior space is currently closed.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Museum of Jewish Montreal
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Please note that while we are running outdoor food and walking tours, the museum's interior space is currently closed.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Plateau Mont-Royal
    Saint Laurent Boulevard
  • You'll end at
    3919 Rue Clark
    3919 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2W 1W5, Canada
    Outside of 3919 Rue Clark (Intersection of Clark and Bagg)
    See address & details
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About the operator
Museum of Jewish Montreal
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Joined in June 2014
  • rhonsac
    rhonsac
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    Great tour if you can find it (don’t book through TripAdvisor)
    Great tour. We would go with 5-stars, but booking through TripAdvisor was a big mistake. We never received a departure point and held up the tour for 20 minutes. Fortunately, someone from the tour called looking for us and told us where to meet the group. Book directly from the Jewish Museum. The tour itself was lots of fun. Recommend skipping breakfast that day. We had food from 2 bakeries, 2 bagel places and a half sandwich of smoked meat from Schwartz’s. Definitely a great tour to take.
  • Steve E
    Steve E
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    Walk and eat!
    Come hungry! You get a lot of delicious food. Interesting and fun afternoon. Lots of Jewish history in Montreal.
  • Bob S
    Bob S
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    Urban immersion at its most delicious!
    Starting at the Rialto Theater, Samara expertly and professionally lead 12 of us through an up close and personal exploration of Montreal's Jewish history and culture, from the perspective of cuisine. From sweet baked goods like Cheese Crowns and Chocolate Babka, to the two premier examples of the legendary Montreal bagel, and finally to specialty sandwiches and smoked meat, this tour was an absolute delight! Paced perfectly, we walked, we learned and we snacked --- it was wonderful.
  • Alan304
    Alan304
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    Sarah the guide was very knowledgeable and patient
    The tour covers an interesting and little-known history. The buildings highlighted on the tour are supplemented with photos.
  • CasaBallena
    CasaBallena
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    Wonderful way to experience Montreal’s Jewish food culture!
    This is one great event ! Our guide was so knowledgeable- and shared her love of the city and Montreal’s rich Jewish food history with great enthusiasm! Come hungry- from babka to smoked meat, and everything in between- you’ll learn and eat a lot!! Thank you Molly!
  • Consumerlady
    Consumerlady
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    A Little Walking/A Little Eating
    Had a great time and learned a lot about Montreal’s Jewish community through history and food. Our guide, Ashley, was well informed about the neighborhoods and their businesses and was a gracious host for our group at each of our stops.
  • zeamoon888
    zeamoon888
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    Wonderful! Do it :)
    We did a walking tour of Jewish Montreal and it was a wonderful way to learn and to meet other people interested in the topics. Our guide Claire was excellent, and somehow made it all feel like a walking party! Highly recommend!
  • 488lindaf
    488lindaf
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    Please Improve This Tour
    Sad to say that this was possibly the worst food tour that I've ever been on. It was much too long, the guide read from a binder the entire time, and much of the food offered (as we mostly stood around on a sidewalk) was mediocre and packaged. Honestly, if they can't find or train engaging and knowlegable people to do this kind of work, they shouldn't be offering these tours. I felt like I wasted my time and money. I've been on many food tours and you typically stop at restaurants for bites and drinks, with commentary from the restaurant owners. And, the tour guide knows their stuff-that's a given. This was just ridiculous.
  • CheetoandBuddy
    CheetoandBuddy
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    A fun walking and eating tour.
    Lots of fun with Samira as our guide. She told us lots about the Jewish community and it’s history in Montreal. The food was terrific. Samira had it waiting for us, so no waiting in the long lines. It was nearly 4 hours with a small group of 5 people. We enjoyed it!
  • 325stewarts
    325stewarts
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    Tasty tour of Jewish Montreal.
    Very enjoyable tour. Always like the group of attendees that share their stories and experiences. The content was as advertised. The guide should not read from the script. Her knowledge of the subject should allow for her to impart the important facts. I didn’t find the showing of pictures was necessary.
  • sharongC2023GE
    sharongC2023GE
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    Information and humour in just the right balance.
    Our tour guide Ms. Seal, was excellent with just the right balance of knowledge, humour and information to keep us interested the whole way through the tour. Would recommend to visitors of any age or religion, or none, as an insight into the history of one of the many immigrant groups that gave settled in Canada.
  • Ariane R
    Ariane R
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    Tour guide read word for word from a script
    The tour guide was a college student who read the entire tour off a script she carried with her. She didn’t know much beyond that script and mispronounced several Jewish words. For most of the stops, she went in and got the food for us, which we ate outside, sometimes in an alley next to smelly rotting garbage. The final stop was at a deli where we were each handed a sandwich, pickle, and can of soda, which we were expected to juggle and eat on a busy sidewalk. At only one stop were we allowed to go inside and sit down. I’ve been on better and more interesting food tours in other cities. Maybe save your money unless you have nothing else to do or just want to make a donation to the museum.
  • travelizity
    travelizity
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    Great insights from a local's perspective
    Hannah was very knowledgeable and had great knowledge of the area history and subject matter. We learned a ton of great facts on our walk, and visited a number of interesting sites that we would like to come back to. It was an incredibly useful addition to our time in the area and it is highly recommended.
  • Eric M
    Eric M
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    Excellent Tour
    Our tour guide, Hanna gave us an excellent tour! Very knowledgeable and informative. We highty recommend Hanna and this tour!
  • howards50
    howards50
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    Not much of a museum
    This is a two floor museum and there is no elevator, so it is not handicapped accessbile. There was only one exhibit and it had nothing to do with Jewish Montreal. It concerned the divide between public and private spaces and was basically hanging curtains. We were told that the museum would soon be closed for renovations and they would install an elevator and hopefully provide exhibits dealing with Jewish Montreal. The trip to the museum was not wasted, however, because from there it is a short walk to St. Viateur Bagel.
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AllanReis
Tallahassee20 contributions
Jun. 2023
This was a really excellent tour, highlighting the everyday lives of Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazy Jews who lived in downtown Montreal from about 1900 - 1960. Katie, the tour guide, did an outstanding job describing many of the aspects of Jewish life in this area, including education, health, religion, work, and businesses of the Jewish people who lived in this area during that period. She was very knowledgeable and presented the material in a very lively and entertaining fashion. She was a great tour guide and the material she presented was fascinating. I highly recommend taking this tour.
Written June 22, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 26, 2023
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Jodi M
2 contributions
Aug. 2023
My family and I loved this tour. We learned a great deal and it was so interesting to be ensconsed in one particular neighborhood and understand how Jews flocked to the neighborhood and ultimately thrived there. We felt like we were really a part of that time and place. Our guide (don't know her name - was on 8/17 in the afternoon) was terrific. She knew so much about the history and made it come alive. Highly recommend the tour!
Written August 20, 2023
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LloydF1952
River Vale, NJ33 contributions
Sep. 2022
Learning the history of the Jews in Montreal was a throwback in time. Growing up in New York City, there are many similarities: pockets of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews in clustered communities. Romy, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She brought life to the tour and encouraged questions.
Written September 3, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written September 6, 2022
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Sharon
Jerusalem, Israel12 contributions
Dec. 2020
I am originally from Montreal. I now live in Victoria BC. I took this virtual tour on Zoom with 2 other participants. The tour leader was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and keen to share the Jewish history of Montreal. The tour took us to 8 sites in the Plateau; I could easily have carried on to more. My family has been in Montreal since 1910, I am quite familiar with my own family history but not of the full experience of the early 1900s, nor of the early Montreal Jewish pioneers. I very much enjoyed the stories, photos, recordings of street sounds and Yiddish spoken. I saw the photos of first Folk and Peretz Shules, which I attended when Folk Shule moved to Van Horne. Memories from my parents' and grandparents' days were heartwarming. I would be thrilled to partake in other tours when they are developed. Carry on this important work.
Written December 20, 2020
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Thank you Sharon! We are so glad to have shared this meaningful experience with you.
Written May 19, 2021
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Marie M
Berkeley, CA19 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Romy gave us lots of interesting information about the history of the Jews in Montreal as we walked through key areas of the Jewish Quarter. She was open to questions and comments and was so fun to get to know! We learned so much from taking the tour and definitely recommend this activity to others visiting Montreal!
Written July 23, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jala613
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
Jul. 2023
The tour guide, a young woman, who did not let us know her name (she had curly, short dark hair), was not knowledgeable. Many of the people on the tour were asking relevant questions and she did not know the answers. She was also reading from a script. It is unfortunate, but I do not think the tour was worth the money.
Written July 3, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this review! We are doing our best to enhance our guests' experience. We will definitely take your comments into consideration for upcoming tours. Thank you for your support and interest! - MJM Team
Written July 4, 2023
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SamOnLanier
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
Sunday Jul 2nd tour at 2pm was led by a guide who didn’t know the material. It was not the guide that previous reviews praised. Bad luck for us. Guide could not answer basic questions about the history. It might have been better for us to read the notebook she was carrying. The neighborhood is interesting to see. Ask for the previously praised guides before booking.
Written July 4, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this review! We are doing our best to enhance our guests' experience. We will definitely take your comments into consideration for upcoming tours. Thank you for your support and interest! - MJM Team
Written July 11, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert B
Greater London, UK25 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Montreal has a rich Jewish history and we learned a great deal about that from our excellent guide, Katie. We walked the old Jewish neighbourhood and Katie regaled us with stories and facts about the way the Jewish community established itself and became a part of Montreal society. We'd highly recommend this tour and our terrific guide, Katie.
Written June 23, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

chukosh
Cherry Hill, NJ37 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Friends
We like to check out Jewish stuff wherever we go and we found this tour online. We were four couples all in our 60’s and me in my 70’s. And all of us agreed that this tour was wonderful. Our guide, Romy, was incredibly well-informed. She brought along a binder with lots of pictures of the past. We learned a lot about the Montreal Jewish community past and present and the fact that Jews first arrived in the area in the 18th century. If you are not tremendously mobile, like me, this tour is fine. It is LONG…about 2 hours. But there are lots of stops and places to sit. Enjoy!!!!
Written July 22, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written July 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LindaR
1 contribution
Katy was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable on this tour. It was a hot day, but she kept us interested and led us through all of the sites. Since many of the places were no longer there as they were in the past, she had very good photos of what we would've seen in the years during which the Jewish population was in its heyday. Good tour with a very good guide.
Written June 23, 2023
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We are glad to read that you had a great time on our walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 26, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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