Tag: 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…

Creating Jewish practice

Cara GoldCara Gold is a Jewish community builder, organizer and dreamer working at the Miles Nadal JCC. Cara sits on the board of Hashomer Hazair Canada and is an alumni of the…

A Perfect Match: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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 history of Jews and chocolate

Sheilah KaufmanAs the award-winning author of 28 cookbooks, a cooking instructor (from Alaska to Hawaii and Maine to Mexico), culinary lecturer, and food editor for more than 48 years, Sheilah has shared…

Photograph of Central European refugees boarding a ship bound for Winnipeg, Man., 10 Mar. 1948. Ontario Jewish Archives, fonds 17, series 2, file 1317.

Into the Archives: Jewish life in Canada surrounding the Second World War

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 joy to Jewish cooking with Bonnie Stern

Clarrie FeinsteinClarrie Feinstein is a journalist based in Toronto where she is currently a reporter for Toronto Star. She previously was a reporter for Metroland Media where she covered education in Peel…

Disability, creativity, and the Jewish people

Jess NoraJess Nora (they/them, zi/zir) is a disabled, queer, Jewish art activist who works in a variety of media. Jess uses their art to express their lived experience, speaking out against socially…

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