Arts & Culture

Esmé Shapiro’s enchanting embrace—lean into it

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…

Alberto Hemsi: A Five-Hundred-Year Journey

Simon WynbergSimon Wynberg is the Artistic Director of the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory.) A three-time Grammy nominee, the ensemble has established itself as one of Canada’s most prominent musical…

Leaving Libya

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…

Faith’s flourless chocolate berry cake

Faith KramerFaith Kramer is the author of 52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen (The Collective Book Studio) and a columnist for the J, the Jewish News of…

Laurie Wohl Unweaves the World

Laurie Wohl’s tapestries do the opposite of what you would expect from a fibre artist.  The earliest evidence of weaving, closely related to basketry, dates from Neolithic cultures of about 5000 BCE.…

Margot Fedoruk keeps swimming

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 very Jewish 2022 year in review!

Hi Niv community and happy new year! It’s been a while since the last Arts & Kvetch, so let’s catch-up on all the hot topics we missed in 2022. Maybe this recap…

Women+: An Exhibition of how Women Shaped Jewish Life in Ontario

Donna Bernardo-CerizDonna Bernardo-Ceriz is the Managing Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre in Toronto. She has been with the OJA since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Arts…

Leaving Algeria

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…

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