Orly Zebak

Orly Zebak writes, designs sets and costumes, and makes art in various mediums. Her work seeks to challenge conceptions of female performativity in relation to womanhood, girlhood, and coming of age stories. In her spare time, you can catch Orly gardening—usually in her very comfortable off-brand crocs. Orly earned her M.A. at the University of Toronto in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

You’re invited to The Torah Studio

We all know those dinner parties. The ones where you enter the host’s home, gift them a kugel, leave your authentic self at the door, and then end up politely smiling at…

Searching the afterlight with Isa Milman

In 2013, spurred by the loss of her mother, Sabina, Isa Milman—an American-raised, British Columbia-based writer—began researching her family’s history in Poland, namely, Kostopol. Specifically on the hunt for her aunt Basia’s…

Reflecting on Friendship, Fusion, and Food with J-Rob

Founded by good friends J-Rob and Hoai-Nam Bui, Triple F Kitchen was created with the intent to explore and celebrate the founders’ respective cultures. Through the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s Microgrants for…

Finding treasure with Cesario Lavery

Avid treasure hunter, Cesario Lavery, discovered what may be his best find yet on a cold winter walk in Montreal. Passing by a Little Free Library, he opened it’s tiny door to…

Enter a bloody and blintzed world with Rebecca Turner

Chayka Moskovitch (Dalia Wolfson) has recently turned into a vampire and does not know what to do. Over a creepy klezmer score, by Zara Fox, Moscovitch divulges her comically vampiric tale to…

Remaking Edgware with Naakita Feldman-Kiss

Naakita Feldman-Kiss was never privy to detailed accounts of their grandfather’s family history. The stories of his childhood were not extensively shared with them as their grandmother’s were. He was “far less…

Journey into goodness with Katie Goodman

Cincinnati born, previous Texas dweller, and recent Torontonian, Katie Goodman has a lot going on. She is a new mom, wife to one of Holy Blossom Temple’s Rabbis, Zachary Goodman, and is…

Unwrapping Sealed with Emily Hazan

“Warning: recipients may not want to unwrap” Sealed advises their followers on Instagram. Should you continue to read onto my interview with founder, Emily Hazan, such a warning you may find yourself…

Diving (back) into The Spiel

For many adults, the unrelenting euphoria and angst during bar and bat mitzvah season hasn’t affected us for decades. Weekend evenings (and occasional days) in Grade 7 and 8 were once marked…

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