Arts & Culture

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…

Women Cantors’ Network carves out space in American Jewry

Women have always prayed, they just haven’t always been allowed to pray as leaders of a congregation in a synagogue. From the earliest of times, women wrote tekhines—personal prayers about their families…

Showering you with art in April

It’s Popcorn Time Spring is here, and with it some of my favourite Toronto film festivals. The Toronto Jewish Film Festival is in June, and Hot Docs begins at the end of…

The unbridled joy in Rita Winkler’s world and art

Rita Winkler holds up one end of her painting, and her mother, Helen, the other. Their screen becomes almost entirely awash in green, blue, and yellow watercolours with three different socks. Each…

LUNAR explores and uplifts Asian-Jewish identities

Gen Slosberg was scrolling through Facebook when she found a video by Jubilee Media called, “Do All Multiracial People Think the Same?” In the video, Los Angeles-based songwriter, vocalist, and music producer,…

Passover Traditions

Niv wanted to know what different peoples' Passover traditions are. Whether it's simply how one points to the shank bone, or what maror looks like for their household, or what Haggadah is followed,…

Passover celebrations you can attend

Who would have thought we'd be celebrating Passover again virtually? Unfortunately, Zoom calls don't prevent you from hearing those same old dad jokes about why this night isn't different from all other…

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