Montreal

The Mile End, And Beyond

10/01/2014
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Note: This is the third of three articles on eastern Canada. The other two focused on Newfoundland and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

St-Viateur Bagels in Montreal is run by Joe Morena, who calls himself a "good Italian boy who speaks Yiddish." George Medovoy/JW

Down East: Riding The Canadian Rails

09/24/2014
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Note: This is the second of three articles on eastern Canada. Next week: Montreal’s Jewish food and arts scenes.

“The Ocean,” VIA Rail Canada’s round-trip overnight service between Montreal, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia, is taking me to the city that greeted my late father in 1924.

Like so many Jewish immigrants, he arrived by ship, but I arrive in Halifax, the gateway to Atlantic Canada, in the comfort and style of a modern Canadian train.

Striking view from the Montreal-Halifax VIA Rail route.

Bagel Rivals Agree To Agree

Most bagels everywhere stink, deli mavens say.

11/12/2013
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Squishy, flavorless and uninspired.

Deli devotees and their gurus, gathered at The Brooklyn Kitchen to talk bagels. Lauren Rothman

Putting A Cap On Day School Tuitions

05/21/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

In the nearly two years that I have worked in the field of Jewish day school finance, no topic has generated more emotion or been the subject of more debate than the issue of Jewish day school affordability.

Dan Perla

GIMME MOE! Montreal Egg Rolls, That Is

A food truck, helmed by a classically trained chef, serves Canadian deli in Los Angeles.

01/04/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

The big red food truck with a maple leaf emblazoned on the back gets ready for employees who will shortly spill out of their office buildings for lunch.

Michael Israel's Los Angeles food truck, which serves Montreal-style egg rolls. George Medovoy

Family-Friendly, With A Foreign Flair

08/31/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Looking for a late-summer, drivable getaway? One with a foreign flair that’s perfect for both kids and adults?

In a little over five hours from New York, across the Canadian border, you’ll reach the multicultural city of Montreal, an ideal destination for those who want a European twist to their vacation (you’ll hear plenty of French, of course).

The miniature train ride at Exporail, one of a number of family-centric options in Montreal. Linda Tucker
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