Author Archives: Shtetl



Check out some of what Shtetl got up to in the past year. Let’s hope 5775 brings us all more weird and wonderful adventures in Jewish arts and culture! Shana Tova!!



“Wanna buy a Jew? We got plastic, we got wood, we got Hassids, we got Jews holding coins…”. Now say that in Polish and you might just be at a market in Krakow where Jewish figurines are available for sale and where they are commonly found in Polish homes.



The 10 Plagues of Passover as told from an Indigenous perspective by Nathan and Howard Adler: twin brothers from Ottawa of both Jewish and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe heritage.



Schachar Orenstein is the rabbi at The Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Montreal and the founder of a Jewish environmental group called Teva Quebec. Rabbi Orenstein speaks with Shtetl about Idle No More, activism and the relationship between Jewish and Indigenous people.



“That puny Persian potato has nothing on my latka.” -Competitor at Shtetl’s latka (Jewish) vs. kuku (Iranian) cook-off. Judges:Billy (Monastiraki), Atigh (La Khaima), Khalifah, and The Mile-End Teenage Tasting Society.



These local indie rockers have just released their second album, Animator, and are having a show to celebrate! Tonight at Cabaret du Mile End.



Rabbi Ari Weiss, discuss the interconnection between sustainability and an eco-kashrut ethic at The Depanneur Cafe.



A yarn is no ordinary story, it’s a long blithering on, implausible account of… well, probably just going to the store to buy milk. This is the second edition of Yarn, which will include some great writers, comedians and improvisors.



The Concordia Multi-Faith Chaplaincy is taking a trip to the Baha’i Shrine to learn a bit about the Baha’i faith. It is the only shrine of its kind in Montreal! The Baha’i chaplain, Ilona Weinstein is happy to welcome you inside and give us a tour.



A full festival of sweet docs for you! Explore the socio-political realms of the world, learn about hidden communities in the jungle and much more. Jewish content and SO MUCH MORE!