Arts & Culture

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…

Welcome to 5782!

Quick quiz: what year is it? No, not 2021, I’m not talking about the Gregorian calendar—what kind of article do you think you’re reading? This is Niv, a Jewish publication! It’s officially…

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…

The joy to Jewish cooking with Bonnie Stern

Bonnie Stern’s mission is for people to find the joy in cooking—and to realize it’s not so hard.   For almost 50 years, Stern has devoted herself to teaching others about how they…

Disability, creativity, and the Jewish people

Slide 1: Among the Jewish people, creativity runs high, but so do chronic illnesses! For many of us, living disabled not only inspires our artistic expression, but brings us to create business…

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…

The splendour of Jewish drag artists in Canada

The Niv team wanted to ask Jewish drag artists in Canada what made them become involved with drag and who are the artists they look up to. The photos capture the spirit…

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…

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