Kultura Talks & Artist Interviews

June 5, 2024

Meichen Waxer is a queer visual artist, curator, and arts worker living in Toronto. Her installation I Will Relate to You is now on view in the FENTSTER window gallery space.

May 27, 2024

Rebecca Snow is a filmmaker, director and writer. Her new film The Boy in the Woods will be screening as part of the 2024 Toronto Jewish Film Festival.

April 15, 2024

Ruth Adler’s colorful work is on view in the exhibition DECADE: 10 Years of Creation at Youngplace at Koffler Arts.

April 12, 2024

Joseph Landau is a musician and plays with the Yiddish swing and folk band Yosl and the Yingels. On June 27 he will be performing at the Up on the Roof, a Yiddish Cafe on the rooftop of the Miles Nadal JCC.

April 11, 2024

Jordi Mand is a writer for theatre, film and TV. Her latest project, In Seven Days, will be staged with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

March 7, 2024

S. Bear Bergman is an author, storyteller, performer and the creator of The First Jew in Canada: A Trans Tale.

January 22, 2024

Likht (ליכט, “light”) Ensemble is Jaclyn Grossman and Nate Ben-Hori, a piano-vocal duo whose goal is to uncover and disseminate music by Jewish composers from the Holocaust.

September 27, 2023

Nika Teper is an architectural designer, illustrator, photographer, and educator working between New York and Toronto.

May 8, 2023

Naomi Daryn Boyd (they/them) is a multidisciplinary designer, maker, and facilitator from Toronto.

April 17, 2023

Marcia Kash is an award-winning, internationally produced playwright, actor and director based in Hamilton.

November 2, 2022

Shaina Silver-Baird is an award winning actor, musician, writer and songwriter based in Toronto. She stars as Chaya in Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

August 5, 2022

Avi Margolis (they/she) is a Master of Museum Studies candidate at University of Toronto and is currently completing an internship at the Ontario Jewish Archives.

May 27, 2022

David Hoffert’s documentary The Rhapsody will premiere at TJFF 2022.

May 9, 2022

Alix Sobler is the playwright behind The Great Divide, on stage with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

May 2, 2022

Rob Shostak’s exhibition Parchment recently opened at the FENTSTER window gallery in downtown Toronto.

April 26, 2022

Miriam Borden is a doctoral student in Yiddish Studies and very active as a speaker, teacher and researcher in the field.

January 27, 2022

Marnie Salsky is a Toronto-based, award-winning photographer with an interest in storytelling centered around community.

December 8, 2021

We caught up with Sara Yacobi-Harris, the director and filmmaker of Periphery, to learn more about the project, her work with No Silence on Race, creating a documentary during the Covid-19 pandemic and who’s inspiring her in Toronto lately.

May 21, 2021

Watch the 3 finalists’ monologues below and vote for your favourite!

March 23, 2021

Both& is a site-specific mural installation created for the Miles Nadal JCC. We interviewed the artist to learn more about the project and her process.

August 19, 2020

Leaders from performing arts organizations will discuss how they adapted their programming for the pandemic, and what they see as the future of the performing arts.

July 29, 2020

Eight questions about her new role, her background, experience, interests and passions, and her vision for the future of the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

July 16, 2020

The FENTSTER artist and discusses his artistic process and his recent project What Will Remain.

July 8, 2020

Three Jewish arts, culture and heritage organizations share how they re-imagined their programming for a pandemic, and how they see the future of culture.

April 23, 2020

The name The Kultura Collective is inspired by the Kultur-Lige, an interwar collective that promoted Jewish culture and community across Eastern Europe.