Ontario Jewish Archives – 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Celebrating 50 years of preserving our community’s history.

Type of Exhibition: Heritage, History

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) is pleased to present its newest exhibition, the OJA’s “50th Anniversary Scrapbook.” Through the beautifully illustrated display of archival records, the exhibition guides visitors on a journey to discover the diverse experiences and achievements of Ontario’s Jewish community, and to consider the central role of archives in preserving and connecting us to those stories.

Now, the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada, the exhibition demonstrates the depth of the collection, and features fifty stories from the thousands of individual record donations that have contributed to the archive’s remarkable evolution and growth.

Celebrate our community’s history! Visit the exhibition to connect, explore, and learn stories of our community’s past and ongoing history.

Also visit the OJA’s anniversary website to explore our featured collections, at oja50.org


The Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA) is the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada. At the heart of the OJA is its collection. Collected over half a century, the collection reflects how Jewish communities around the province were built, sustained and thrived from their earliest days to the present. Within the vast collection of records from families, businesses, cultural organizations, social service agencies and religious institutions – one can discover endless stories, big and small, that make up our community’s history. The OJA supports a wide range of researchers through its vital work. Through exhibitions, programs, research assistance, and walking tours, the OJA tells the stories of Ontario’s Jewish community.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date:

February 12, 2024

End Date:

November 29, 2024

MONDAY – FRIDAY 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM / SATURDAY 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM / SUNDAY7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Midtown Toronto

Sonshine Way, Sheff Family Building, Sherman Campus, 4855 Bathurst St


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