In Montreal (Not in Montreal)

A hugely entertaining group of amateur storytellers gathered last night at articule as part of the launch of the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s oral history app.  The event, titled In Montreal (Not in Montreal), was in part an initiative of the Rosalind Goodman Cultural Institute of the Jewish Public Library with additional thanks to the Jewish Community Foundation’s support of MJM.

The sold out crowd was treated to stories of a Russian expat’s return to the motherland, intense sightings of Leonard Cohen on the streets of Montreal, the emotional discovery of a link from past to present using Yiddish, how the personal failures of a family patriarch created a foundation for his granddaughters, and so much more.  Very soon, these stories will also be available on the Museum’s oral history app –  The app was built through crowd-sourcing efforts and provides an easy-to-use entry for community members to record remembrances of Jewish life in  Montreal, out of Montreal, and even just a good yarn.  Check out the oral history app and share it with your bubbe, your friends, and everyone in-between!

The JPL thanks all of the storytellers for sharing with our audience – Anna Gonshor, Sandy Wolofsky, Erin Corber, Masha Sorina, Siobhan Marguerite Martel, Stephanie Schwartz, Elizabeth Moorhouse-Stein, Jonathan Reisler, Ksenia Prints, and Eddie Paul.

Special gratitude goes out to Maria of the of the JPL and Kat of the Museum for coordinating and pulling together such a fantastic event!

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