Purim 2013 in Photos

Here are some great images from Purim 2013 in Outremont sent to us by photographer Pascal Dumont. Purim this year (2014) comes out on Sunday March 16. To learn more about Purim and its traditional celebrations, click  ...

March 14, 2014 ·

Worlds Apart Yet Sharing Common Space: The Challenges of Places of Worship in Montreal

by Frédéric Dejean, PhD About Frédéric Dejean: Frederic grew up in France. He completed a PhD – a geographical approach of Evangelical Churches – at  ...

March 14, 2014 · 2 comments

Purim in Outremont: Lies, Manipulations and Obstacles

The Anti-Hassidic blogger Pierre Lacerte has been having field day the past few years on the backs of the Hassidic community, taking advantage of our weakest point – our  ...

March 8, 2014 · 17 comments
The Charter of Québec Values: Fomenting Hatred to Divert Attention

The Charter of Québec Values: Fomenting Hatred to Divert Attention

by Alexandre Gagnon Couture PhD About Alexandre Couture Gagnon: Alexandre is originally from the Bas-St-Laurent region, two hours east of Québec City. She recently completed  ...

March 4, 2014 · 4 comments

Petition: Allow Our Youth To Celebrate Purim Safely and Peacefully

Editors Note: The following petition was submitted to Outremont’s borough council on March 3, 2014, along with 240 signatures of Outremont citizens. At the same council  ...

March 3, 2014 · 9 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  ...

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  ...

October 14, 2013 · 12 comments

The upcoming Jewish New Year and Sukkot Holiday – What’s it all about?

This weekend is the start of what is referred to as The High Holidays. It begins with the onset of the new Jewish  ...

September 3, 2013 · 2 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  ...

July 7, 2013 · 2 comments

Course à pieds vs Hassidic Processions – Double Standards in Outremont?

Picture this: La foulée des parcs applies for a permit at the Outremont borough council to conduct its annual Course à pieds on the streets of Outremont.  Because  ...

June 16, 2013 · 11 comments

Media Coverage of 2nd Gathering of Hassidim and Non-Hassidim

Instead of being self-congratulatory and patting ourselves on the back how successful this past Sunday’s 2nd annual neighborhood gathering was, we are just posting a round-up the  ...

June 11, 2013 · 2 comments

Upcoming Outremont race this Sunday, June 16th – Street Closures

Here’s the information that was sent to us by Nicole from La foulée des parcs: There will be some street closures around the eastern part of  ...

June 11, 2013 ·

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