Soon after his passing last year, we students wanted to find a way to pay tribute to our teacher, mentor, host and friend, Bernd Jager. Bernd was a psychologist firmly rooted in the humanities, whose boundless curiosity about the human world played out around the themes of hospitality and presence. We worked with the photographer Elizabeth Knox to shoot and curate a series of photos of his home and work, celebrating these themes. For many years, Bernd warmly welcomed his students to his Thursday night salons. We gathered around his long, elegant dining table to raise a glass, and share our work, our ideas, our lives, and, of course, dessert.
In honour of such festive and contemplative moments, we cordially invite you to the vernissage of these photographs on Saturday, the 24th of September, at the Museum of Jewish Montreal (4040, St-Laurent Blvd.), from 6-9pm.