Arts & Culture

Documenting Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Jewish community

Michael FriesenMichael Friesen started working at the Ontario Jewish Archives in March 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information (iSchool), where he studied archives and records…

The stories behind the parchments

FENTSTERFENTSTER (meaning “window” in Yiddish) is an independent, artist-run exhibition space located in the storefront window of the grassroots Jewish community, Makom. Fentster presents rotating, site-specific installations of contemporary art connected to…

Mother’s Day at the Ontario Jewish Archives

Ontario Jewish ArchivesFounded in 1973, the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) is the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada. The collection spans all segments of Ontario’s Jewish community, including families, businesses, cultural…

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival is here!

May & June Events Before delving into the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, let’s get into some pressing May and June events. Shavuot is almost here and with it the Miles Nadal JCC’s…

Liana Finck zaps God and us into the light

Orly ZebakOrly 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…

A dancer’s journey: in conversation with Miriam Peretz

JIMENAJews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) was launched as a grass-roots initiative to educate and engage Jewish institutional leaders, policy-makers, Jewish college students, and members of the general…

Reading Braiding Sweetgrass in a shmita year

At the start of 5782, my hevruta study partner and I decided to begin a course through the education platform ProjectZug on shmita laws. The laws ask us to take only what…

Purim parties to remember

Orly ZebakOrly 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…

Purim and Passover, here we come!

Lara BulgerLara Bulger has a deep-rooted commitment to the arts. With a Bachelor’s degree in Music with minors in Film and English, plus a Master’s Degree in Arts Leadership, she is passionate…

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