A francophone Hasidic Jewish family prepares for Purim – on Radio Canada

Meet a francophone Hasidic Jewish family as they prepare for the holiday of Purim. By Hugo Lavoie on the Radio Canada – “Désautels” program >>.  

February 25, 2013 ·

A Friendly Message to Our Neighbours Concerning the Purim Festival

The following message was delivered to the doors of our neighbours in Outremont and Mile End (see pdf) A Friendly Message to Our Neighbours Although we try our best  ...

February 20, 2013 · 12 comments

Outremont council’s vote thwarts efforts to build community ties

The following article was written by Mindy Pollak, a hassidic woman of Outremont who sits on the newly created Comité consultatif sur les relations intercommunautaires d’Outremont.  ...

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hassidim from Outremont Bring Joy to Seniors at Manoir Outremont

This past Monday, Dec 17, a group of Outremont Hassidim presented a mini concert at the Manoir Outremont seniors residents home. This group of young talented  ...

December 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Welcome to our newly revamped website + feature list

We hope you will enjoy our new design, and please let us know if you have any ideas or comments on how we can improve our site. We  ...

November 21, 2012 ·

Two ceremonial processions held in Outremont

Today, June 17th 2012, Montreal and Outremont residents witnessed two festive parades, with people dancing in the streets to the lively beat of music – obviously excited about something. You  ...

June 17, 2012 · 6 comments

Over 200 Come Together for First-Time Ever Gathering of Hassidim and non Hassidim

This past Sunday, May 6th, was a beautiful spring afternoon here in Montreal.  It was beautiful in many respects.  This day was more about  ...

May 9, 2012 · 9 comments

Friends of Hutchison Invites All – Sunday May 6th

Friends of Hutchison Street invites all neighbors, Hassidim & non-Hassidim, to a public meeting and get-together, at the Bibliotheque du Mile End – 5434 Parc, Sunday May 6th,  ...

May 3, 2012 · 5 comments

Grand Rabbi visits Outremont – Traditional Procession Cancelled Due to Moratorium, Hassidic Community Feels Its Rights Were Violated

For the past few decades, the spiritual leader of Outremont’s Skver Hassidic community, Grand Rabbi David Twerski, has  ...

April 29, 2012 · 25 comments

Mutual Respect & Open Dialogue Prevails in Mile-End

I just received these images from a Hassidic friend who lives on Jeanne Mance. I think that some individuals here in Outremont have something to learn from our Mile-End  ...

April 17, 2012 · 9 comments
Double standard democracy

Double standard democracy

I wrote this as an open-letter to the editor for the Outremont Express (April 4, 2012). I and many of my Hassidic family members and friends were disturbed and saddened by the uncivil  ...

April 6, 2012 · 19 comments
Who has the monopoly over “separatism”?

Who has the monopoly over “separatism”?

I wrote this as an open-letter to the editor of the Outremont Express (July 20, 2011). In a letter in the Outremont Express (07-06-11), Mariclaude Ouimet, writes: “Let’s not forget  ...

March 30, 2012 · 11 comments

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