Jewish Heritage Month 2023



May 1, 2023


Jewish Heritage Month is a celebration of Jewish culture. Canada is home to the fourth largest Jewish population in the world and Jewish Canadians have contributed to politics, culture, law, science, sports and the arts. Jewish Heritage Month honors these accomplishments.

This May, we invite you to celebrate your Jewish heritage!

The Rediscovery of Yiddish Women Writers

May 7, 2023

Join Frieda Forman, editor of the trail-blazing anthology of Yiddish woman writers Found Treasures, in conversation with Vivian Felsen, award-winning Toronto translator.

Future Stars: A TJFF NextGen Event

May 16, 2023

Join TJFF for a NextGen event, featuring future stars of Jewish cinema.

Ethiopian Jewry: Past, Present and Future

May 18, 2023

MNjcc and Makom welcome Yonatan Belete to share his personal thoughts, a brief history of Ethiopian Jewry, and perspectives on the present and future of the Ethiopian-Israeli community.

Thieves of Dreams: Music & Poetry featuring Lenka Lichtenberg

May 18, 2023

Lenka Lichtenberg performs music from her latest album, Thieves of Dreams: Songs of Theresienstadt’s Secret Poetess, which was awarded the 2023 Juno Awards for Global Music Album Of The Year.

Mapping Our Stories – Art Party

May 23, 2023

Inspired by the current exhibition in the FENTSTER window gallery, HAMAPAH (Hebrew for ‘the map’), FENTSTER presents pop-up projects on view for one night only!

HaMapah / The Map: Dance-on-Film | Screening & Storycircle

May 24, 2023

The Canadian theatrical premiere of HaMapah / The Map Dance-on-Film and DNAWORKS’ signature “storycircle” followed by an afterparty!

Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot

May 25, 2023

Head back to the corner of Sinai and Spadina for the renewed Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival!

Dear Jack, Dear Louise

May 27, 2023 to June 11, 2023

Two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig tells the joyous, heart-warming story of his parents’ courtship during World War II, and the results are anything but expected.

Jewish Music Week 2023

May 28, 2023 to June 4, 2023

Jewish Music Week is an exciting week of concerts, recitals and musical events throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

The Manor

On view until September 15, 2023

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.

The Synagogue at Babyn Yar: Turning the Nightmares of Evil into a Shared Dream of Good

On view until November 12, 2023

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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