Exhibitions

Current

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July 4, 2024

to July 31, 2024

Beyond Borders celebrates the artistic talents of local Canadian-Israeli artists.

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April 25, 2024

to September 23, 2024

An exhibition mining one family’s experiences and archival treasures to explore the little known story of Jewish life in northern Ontario by Toronto-based artist Meichen Waxer.

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May 30, 2024

to October 20, 2024

Award-winning Brazilian artist Giselle Beiguelman explores how common botanical names both mirror and perpetuate societal prejudices against racial, cultural, gender, and social groups.

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February 12, 2024

to November 29, 2024

Celebrating 50 years of preserving our community’s history.

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January 8, 2024

to April 30, 2025

The Toronto Holocaust Museum welcomes a special opportunity for experiential learning.

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June 1, 2023

to December 31, 2025

The Toronto Holocaust Museum’s core exhibition is divided into four central Galleries: Persecution, Atrocity & Devastation, Liberation & Aftermath, and Life in Canada, grounding the history in time, space and context.

Virtual

November 11, 2020

to November 11, 2025

Over 17,000 Canadian Jews enlisted in the military during WWII. Through their personal collections, preserved at the OJA, we can learn about these Canadian Jewish servicemen and women and the Jewish organizations that aided them.

Upcoming

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Archived Exhibitions

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June 1, 2024

to July 1, 2024

This installation explores Queer and Trans Jewish visibility in a summer camp setting, arising from a workshop co-led by Machane Lev and LGBTQ+ at the J.

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May 16, 2024

to May 29, 2024

Take the time this month to visit and admire these incredible, soul-nurturing works.

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May 3, 2024

to May 29, 2024

The JAM-Ex theme this year is Jewish Music Around The World, and we know you will enjoy viewing these creative art pieces from gifted students.

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March 5, 2024

to March 27, 2024

In this series artist Rachael Grad reverses the ubiquitous toy train and turn it into a paintbrush.

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February 22, 2024

to May 12, 2024

To acknowledge and celebrate the role the building and its tenants have played within the cultural ecology of Toronto over these past 10 years, Koffler Arts is excited to present DECADE, a group exhibition by eight contemporary artists currently or recently working in the building.

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February 3, 2024

to February 29, 2024

A talented team of photographers with disabilities took to the streets and scenes of Toronto.

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January 3, 2024

to January 31, 2024

A MNjcc tikkun olam exhibition presenting environmentally-themed plastic works that embrace the complexity of our relationship with the material.

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November 30, 2023

to May 1, 2024

Combining contemporary photography and archival research, this original exhibition takes visitors on a journey across Poland with young Warsaw-based artists and Judaica designers, Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar.

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December 2, 2023

to January 1, 2024

Featuring new works by Alice Vander Vennen.

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November 3, 2023

to November 29, 2023

Making the Museum explores the new Toronto Holocaust Museum’s history, development, curatorial approach, and contemporary relevance.

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September 7, 2023

to October 29, 2023

An exploration of Judaism in honour of the MNjcc’s 70th anniversary with paintings by Yaara Eshet.

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August 2, 2023

to September 4, 2023

This series of paintings focuses on Jewish Weddings and explores the community and individual sense of excitement, celebration, and joy.

Window Gallery

July 21, 2023

to November 30, 2023

In a new work, multidisciplinary artist, Mindy Stricke explores the unpredictable landscape of parenting a young teen.

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July 5, 2023

to July 30, 2023

Local visual artists were selected through an open call to display their work throughout the Tranzac and the Gallery at the J for the month of July 2023.

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June 7, 2023

to July 3, 2023

Woodland Pride by Patrick Hunter is a celebration of nature, and life through the lens of the woodland art form.

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June 14, 2023

to October 31, 2023

Drawing from the extensive collection of the Ontario Jewish Archives and curated contemporary artwork to honour and celebrate Jewish women in the arts, throughout history and today. 

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May 1, 2023

to June 1, 2023

An exhibition recalling and celebrating 100 years of Jewish immigration to Canada and of Jews welcoming and supporting immigrants and refugees.

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May 2, 2023

to June 4, 2023

Two curated art exhibits, featuring artwork by renowned Jewish Toronto artists!

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April 1, 2023

to April 28, 2023

Building upon this, the MNjcc Toddler, Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and School Age children have used their senses as their intuitive guide while creating masterpieces.  

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April 4, 2023

to April 30, 2023

Periphery is an evocative photographic and film project that bears witness to ethnic diversity in the Jewish community.

Virtual

January 1, 2023

to December 31, 2023

The OJA is celebrating 50 years of collecting our community’s history! Each week, a new collection will be revealed, showcasing a variety of organizations, individuals, and events from over 170 years of Jewish history in Ontario.

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April 17, 2023

to January 14, 2024

This international exhibition is brought together with assistance from Canadian architect Douglas Birkenshaw and through architectural photography by celebrated Dutch photographer Iwan Baan.

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March 1, 2023

to March 29, 2023

Portraits of both the artist’s ancestors and people in our community who are helping to repair the world.

Window Gallery

February 21, 2023

to July 11, 2023

Earth, artifacts, movement and memory come together to form this new installation created for FENTSTER by Adam W. McKinney and Daniel Banks.

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January 5, 2023

to January 31, 2023

This collection features the art of older adults at the Bernard Betel Centre in watercolour, acrylic and pencil.

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December 2, 2022

to January 3, 2022

Sculpture and mixed media artist Jeff Mann returns to the MNjcc to address our dependency on cars.

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November 30, 2022

to April 30, 2023

A two-part collaborative project with the OJA and Baycrest honouring Jewish women and their vital contributions to our community.

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November 9, 2022

to November 30, 2022

Explore the moving and dramatic history of the Kindertransport and learn about the fate of these Kindertransport children through their personal objects and the stories they tell.

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May 1, 2022

to January 26, 2024

The Manor holds a special place in our community’s memory and the Ontario Jewish Archives is working to ensure that this important part of our heritage is preserved for research and future generations.

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November 2, 2022

to March 5, 2023

Artist nichola feldman-kiss explores global migration and flights from homelands in a multidisciplinary exhibition.

Window Gallery

September 28, 2022

to January 19, 2023

TSVISHN (Yiddish for ‘between’) is a series of pop up projects in the window while we’re in between exhibitions.

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October 3, 2022

to October 31, 2022

City Life Captures of Toronto takes you on a journey of Toronto, through a different lens.

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October 13, 2022

to November 28, 2022

In celebration of 100 years of Jewish Immigrant Aid Services in Canada, the OJA and JIAS Toronto invite you to visit Refuge Canada Tent, a traveling exhibit created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and Love the Stranger, a complementary exhibit curated by the Ontario Jewish Archives. 

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September 12, 2022

to November 15, 2022

Photographed by the talented Yahav Gross, his photos bring the colorful marine life of Eilat, Israel to life in this stunning exhibit.

Virtual

September 1, 2022

to September 30, 2022

Love the Stranger is an archival exhibition that shares the story of Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS).

Window Gallery

September 3, 2022

to September 5, 2022

Discover the history and myriad interactions of two historic peoples living side by side on Ukrainian lands, through texts, maps, graphics, paintings, photographs and other images.

Virtual

August 1, 2022

to August 31, 2022

Celebrating the Virtual Gallery at the J’s 2021-2022 artists and exhibition partners.

Virtual

June 1, 2022

to July 31, 2022

Patrick Hunter’s stunning exhibition reflects his Ojibway heritage and living loud and proud as a 2Spirited person.

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May 6, 2022

to May 30, 2022

Presenting the winning student artworks with the theme “Jewish Music and the Holidays.”

Virtual

May 2, 2022

to May 31, 2022

An MNjcc early childhood education exhibition showcasing art made using the Sheva Framework and foundation of each lens within the creative projects.

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May 1, 2022

to June 1, 2022

Presenting a collection of anecdotes, images and films, the exhibition is a tapestry of the communal experiences that have forged the South African Jewish identity.  

Window Gallery

April 26, 2022

to September 8, 2022

Parchment is an installation of community collected parchment papers exploring the mark made by baking challah bread for Shabbat, leaving an imprint of memory.

Virtual

April 1, 2022

to April 30, 2022

Canadians were encouraged to make art inspired by Shmita rooted in ritual objects, texts, music and practices that facilitate both a personal and collective engagement with Jewish cycles of time.

Virtual

March 1, 2022

to March 31, 2022

A celebration of female artists for International Women’s Day! The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is the longest-standing arts organization of Canada.

Virtual

February 14, 2022

to February 14, 2024

Whether examining a highly formal, early-twentieth-century studio portrait or a glamorous 1940s bridal portrait, these images offer an opportunity to get lost in the romance and history of a flourishing community.

Virtual

February 1, 2022

to February 28, 2022

This virtual exhibition of a series of images and designer silks, titled “NEO-KENTE” represents the next generation of contemporary cloth-making, integrating digital design and ancient and modern symbols of intersectional Black identities.

Virtual

January 4, 2022

to January 31, 2022

Collaborating with a courageous and diverse group of dancers during the COVID-19 lockdown, photographer Kyle Adler has crafted a stunning visual testament to how we share a need to create even while each of us owns a unique story.

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December 3, 2021

to February 13, 2022

The Spiders and the Bees is a survey exhibition by French-Canadian, Venice based artist François Xavier Saint-Pierre, including his most recent body of work following a residency at the Villa Medici in Rome.

Virtual

December 1, 2021

to December 31, 2021

Drawings in oil and graphite have a gestural immediacy in their depiction of churning ocean and cold light that provides a counterpoint to the major canvases.

Window Gallery

November 22, 2021

to April 23, 2022

An abstracted tree without roots hangs in the FENTSTER window gallery, its limbs and leaves composed of many double-sided drawings created by Yaara Eshet (Toronto) and Aya Rosen (Brooklyn), longtime transplants to North America from Israel.

Window Gallery

November 12, 2021

to November 27, 2021

This project features disabled people telling their own stories through narrative and visual art, woven into a 10 minute multi-media piece that will be projected onto exterior building walls.

Virtual

November 1, 2021

to November 30, 2021

A virtual exhibition for Holocaust Education Week, including painted portraits of child survivors of the Flossenburg concentration camp.