Museum of Jewish Montreal

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Museum of Jewish Montreal
4.5
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Jewish Montreal offers guided walking tours through the historically Jewish neighbourhoods of Mile End and the Plateau in Montreal. - Taste your way through Montreal's Jewish heritage on the Beyond the Bagel tour. - Trace the evolution of Montreal's literary, musical and culinary culture on the Rabbis, Writers and Radicals tour. - Uncover past synagogues, schools, hospitals and cultural organizations on the Making Their Mark tour. For our full walking tour schedule please visit our website.
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Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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  • Mont-Royal • 9 min walk
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TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Santa Fe, NM567 contributions
Jun. 2022
Warning: Go hungry. Do NOT eat the entire portion. Take a bag for leftovers. Remember your water! Have done food tours around the world and this one is by far the largest servings ever: two different bagels, two or three different desserts, two sandwiches. Our family party found the Jewish history interesting, but there seemed to be a little too much emphasis on the founding families, and the tour could have easily been cut by an hour. We especially appreciated the earnestness of our guide and the walk through a Jewish neighborhood and back alleys. Recommend.
Written June 21, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 22, 2022
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Morgan F
4 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend! We did the Beyond the Bagel tour with Layla, and were incredibly lucky that it was just the two of us and Layla on our tour. We learned so much and walked away stuffed! Layla was so fun and attentive (she made sure we had places to sit, shady spots to stand, that we were away from trash bins and traffic, that we got bathroom breaks as needed, etc) and such a wealth of information. I walked away with a list of books to read and restaurants to visit on top of everything we learned on our tour.

This group and the tour was fantastic, and a lot of thought and time was obviously invested in ensuring the content is always improving and changing as more is learned. The price of the tour seemed almost cheap in retrospect, considering how much food we sampled on the tour as well! We’ll be recommending to anyone visiting Montreal, and hope to visit and do the tour again soon. Thanks to the Museum team and to Layla for a wonderful day!
Written June 21, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide Layla know that you had a great time on our Beyond the Bagel food tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 22, 2022
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Judith A
1 contribution
Jun. 2022 • Friends
A well worthwhile learning experience of the history, culture, influences, challenges and accomplishments of the Montreal Jews. Our guide was incredibly informative and passionate about the subject.
Written June 20, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide know that you had a great time on our Making Their Mark walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 22, 2022
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garyb13
Kingston, Canada48 contributions
Hanna was knowledgeable, organized and full of entertaining stories. The photos and text in the binder were an excellent source of material that she shared enthusiastically and reflected the consistency that the museum tour Director expects of the staff. She also showed great flexibility in adjusting to a route to accommodate the crowds on St. Lawrence. Thank you Hannah for a delightful experience!

PS we’ve done most of their other walking tours and they’ve all been of excellent quality, the only one of them will “fill you up“ on a literal level, instead of on a spiritual and intellectual level: the Beyond the Bagel food tour covers both culture, history and offers delicious nibbles over 3+ hours that leave you not hungry for supper after it is over!
Written June 12, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi Gary, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide Hannah know that you had a great time on our Rabbis, Writers and Radicals walking tour. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 14, 2022
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Joanna C
3 contributions
Jun. 2022
This was a most enjoyable experience. We learned about the famous writers, rabbis, and social activists that came out of the cauldron of the neighborhood where Jewish immigrants came seeking a better life. Hannah, our guide, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She provided
Written June 7, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi Joanna, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let our guide Hannah know that you had a great time on our Rabbis, Writers and Radicals walking tour. We hope to see you very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 14, 2022
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DGUTS
Glen Rock, NJ33 contributions
May 2022
My wife and I had a fabulous time last week ( May 27th ) on our walking tour. Rachel was our guide and she was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and an all around GREAT guide! We learned of the history of the Jewish people of Montreal as well as origins and variety of Jewish foods of the area. After close to three hrs we sampled three bakeries, the two most famous bagel stores St Vieteur's and Fairmount , Wolensky's for kosher Salami sandwich and Schwartz's deli of course for smoked meats. Our fellow tour members were a great group too and fun to kibitz with .
Written June 1, 2022
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museemtljuif
Hi there, Thanks so much for this positive review! We'll let Rachel know that you had a great time. We hope to see you very soon and join us on another tour very soon! - MJM Team
Written June 14, 2022
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WGG1962
Montreal, Canada160 contributions
Sep. 2021
This tour was great. I live in Montreal and I am a huge foodie. I thought the tour was enlightening and the choice of foods very good. A good way to learn about the Jewish roots in Montreal and eat at the same time. Rachel was my guide and she was excellent.
Written September 28, 2021
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museemtljuif
Hi there, thanks so much for the positive review! I'll let Rachel know that you had a great time. We hope you join us on another tour in the future. - MJM Team
Written September 29, 2021
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Monica T
London, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
We experienced this tour with our guide Hannah on September 18th. The tour is very well researched, informative, and well paced. Hannah had many interesting anecdotes and was able to answer all of our questions. We had great weather and really enjoyed exploring this part of Montreal’s Jewish history through this engaging tour.
Written September 22, 2021
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museemtljuif
Hi Monica, thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour. I will be passing on this positive review to our guide, Hannah. We hope to have you join us again soon! Kind regards, the MJM team.
Written September 23, 2021
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Lauren
2 contributions
Aug. 2021
We had an awesome, enthusiastic, animated, and fun tour guide. The tour was very interesting and informative. It was a fabulous experience and excellent tour!
Written August 31, 2021
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museemtljuif
Hi there, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the tour. Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We hope that you can join us on another experience soon. -MJM team
Written September 1, 2021
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Jodi
2 contributions
May 2021
Virtual adaptation of "Making Their Mark" was fascinating during a time that it is not possible to visit the museum or Montreal in person. The tour guide and museum staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish community. They are also knowledgeable about how to use the chat to interact with the participants in a virtual community.
Written May 13, 2021
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