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In the Shadow of the Mountain

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    Get to know Jewish Montreal on this interactive 2-hour walking tour that starts at the Museum of Jewish Montreal. Led by museum staff, the interpretive tour winds through historic Jewish neighborhoods and immerses you in Montreal’s Jewish past.
     
    Discover previously lost or unknown stories of Jewish Montreal, with the aid of mobile technology that animates the community’s incredible history. Gain insight into how Jews in Montreal interpreted the cultural and geographic conditions that they faced, and the contrasts between Jewish visions for their new home and the realities of life in this city.
    Drawn from the Talmud,‘Tur Malka’ is the name given to Mount Royal by Montreal's Yiddish poets in the early 20th century, claiming one of Montreal's major landmarks and its symbolism as their own. Tur Malka begins and ends at the Museum of Jewish Montreal.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    My daughter and I loved our tour. We've been coming to Montreal for years and thought we knew Montreal Jewish history (my husband's family came to the city in the 1950s). We learned so much -- familiar streets and buildings now have added resonance for...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank anikobod
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Simone gave us a wonderfully interesting and engaging tour that highlighted not only the general history of Jewish life and culture in Montreal, but included some beautiful passages of poetry and surprising political facts. We stood in front of the homes of legends (like Leonard...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank toyensa
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    What a wonderful time being introduced to Jewish Montreal.! Sarah is a very informed guide who took our small group on a leisurely walk, stopping by historic buildings and homes of famous Jewish poets and politicians. We enjoyed her stories and reminiscences of the others...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 975margarets
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    An excellent panoramic tour of formative historical, cultural and literary Jewish influences in the Plateau neighborhood, featuring notable landmarks from late 19th and early 20th century Montreal. A rewarding afternoon, with a charming and knowledgeable guide.

    Thank Major115
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My sister in law and I went on the tour last week and didn’t really know what to expect. Having lived in Montreal all our lives, we thought perhaps the context of the tour would be geared more to the tourist. We were infinitely wrong....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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