Cultural Interactions

Outremonts Hassidim interacting with their neighbors

A Sukkah in Outremont Erected in Harmony

My hassidic friend who lives on av. Durocher in Outremont just sent me this picture. He had witnessed today a beautiful neighbourly scene. His non-Jewish neighbour offered his help to another hassidic  ...

September 22, 2015 ·

The Fallacious Pretexts for Restricting Sukkahs in Outremont

The Outremont Borough council is proposing a modification to an existing bylaw that might affect hundreds of Jewish families in Outremont. The bylaw proposes to restrict the time allocated for the installation  ...

October 27, 2014 · 4 comments
Hutchison Resident:  I Feel More and More in Harmony With My Hasidic Neighbours

Hutchison Resident: I Feel More and More in Harmony With My Hasidic Neighbours

The note below appeared on Friends of Hutchison Street’s facebook page last week. We are happy to post it not only to encourage positive dialogue and  ...

September 21, 2014 · 5 comments
On a Saturday night in May, Jeanne-Mance Street was the site of the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer. We are deep in the heart of Mile End, a neighbourhood that moves to the rhythm of its diverse cultures, religions, languages and customs every day of the year.

Long live Québec and Lag B’Omer! – LaPresse

On a Saturday night in May, Jeanne-Mance Street was the site of the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer. We are deep in the heart of Mile End, a neighbourhood  ...

May 27, 2014 · 5 comments

Urgent Plea to Our Neighbours: Vote for Positive Change

OutremontHassid.com was established with one goal: to open dialogue and promote understanding between the Hassidim and our neighbours. However, we currently feel compelled to poke our nose into local politics only  ...

October 28, 2013 · 26 comments
Letter from a “pure laine” Outremonter to a Hassidic friend

Letter from a “pure laine” Outremonter to a Hassidic friend

About Guy Archambault: Guy’s ancestors arrived in Montreal from France in around 1645. He has spent part of his childhood in Outremont and returned to that neighborhood in 2011.  ...

October 14, 2013 · 13 comments

Real Dialogue Happening – F.O.H. Kicks Off Monthly Meetings

Since it was formed in June, 2011, the Friends of Hutchison have become a real fixture in Outremont and Mile End. They have organized two hugely successful community events at  ...

July 7, 2013 · 2 comments

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