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Connecting you to Jewish Arts, Culture and Heritage in Toronto

January 27, 2021

Join Auschwitz historian Professor Robert Jan Van Pelt as we explore the unique circumstances that produced film reel that would help shape public memory for decades.

September 25, 2020

- January 21, 2021

The site-specific installation, by Toronto-based photo-video artist Ella Cooper, features a self-portrait series, presenting faces of grief and sorrow through the lens of a mixed race artist of Jewish heritage.

January 31, 2021

A play about the transformative power of forgiveness and how it impacts our ability to move beyond the trauma of the past.

January 21, 2021

- January 22, 2021

Set against the beauty of Montreal, this is a sensitive love story that will delight fans of the miniseries Unorthodox.
A look back at the events of the year and a recap of what you might have missed.

A Note on COVID-19

The Kultura Collective and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto are pleased to offer this website as a resource to the community to celebrate Jewish arts, culture and heritage. During this difficult time, we will come together through online learning, streaming performances and exhibitions – both socially distant and virtually. As a community, we will share and explore our culture and traditions through meaningful artistic experiences. We hope these events will keep you connected, engaged and inspired throughout this challenging time.

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Online Yiddish Classes – Winter 2021

January 10, 2021

-March 12, 2021

Online winter 2021 classes are about to start, so don’t miss your chance to dive into a world of Yiddish.

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Yiddish Theatre Workshop

January 12, 2021

-March 16, 2021

A theatrical workshop facilitated by award-winning performer, director, and playwright, David Gale.

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Now Hear This: Klezmer

January 19, 2021

-March 2, 2021

Join Artistic Director of the Ashkenaz Festival, Eric Stein, as he shares his knowledge and passion for Klezmer Music in our new virtual Guided Listening series.

Last Chance

Félix et Meira

January 21, 2021

-January 22, 2021

Set against the beauty of Montreal, this is a sensitive love story that will delight fans of the miniseries Unorthodox.

Upcoming

Conversations on the Green

January 24, 2021

An inside look at the life and career of some of Canada’s best theatre artists.

Upcoming

Nurturing and Supporting Your Creative Writing Voice with Vanessa Smythe

January 24, 2021

-February 28, 2021

In this gentle, playful writing workshop, we explore how to awaken and support your unique creative voice.

Upcoming

Evenings of Inspiration with Adrienne Davis Gold

January 26, 2021

-May 11, 2021

A four-part series examining Jewish traditions and holidays from a new perspective.

Upcoming

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021

January 27, 2021

Join Auschwitz historian Professor Robert Jan Van Pelt as we explore the unique circumstances that produced film reel that would help shape public memory for decades.

Current Exhibitions

Window Gallery

Rachel Miller: Between the Suns

January 25, 2021

-May 21, 2021

A new, site-specific installation referencing the immigrant experience, environmental fragility, and resilience. Artist Rachel Miller creates a textured, tapestry-like assemblage from repurposed and natural materials taking inspiration from Jewish folk art and speaking to the urgent need for ecological healing.

Virtual

Célia Z Brandão

December 15, 2020

-January 31, 2021

Celia Brandao is a Toronto-based ceramic artist and educator with an extensive background in commercial graphic design.

Virtual

Letters Home

November 11, 2020

-November 11, 2022

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.

Virtual

Eleventh House

April 13, 2020

-May 3, 2021

Eleventh House is a Koffler Digital project exploring the rituals of astrology reading and horoscope writing.

Virtual

Thresholds

November 4, 2019

-April 29, 2022

Thresholds is a new Koffler.Digital podcast hosted and produced by Maya Bedward in collaboration with members of Holland Bloorview’s Youth Advisory Council. 

Virtual

Southern African Legacy Project

May 13, 2019

-May 10, 2021

The Southern African Legacy Project documents the fascinating stories of Ontario’s Jewish immigrants from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Virtual

Storefront Stories

May 6, 2019

-May 3, 2021

Storefront Stories tells the history of the Jewish businesses in Kensington Market.

Virtual

Self-Loving Jew

July 4, 2016

-July 5, 2021

Self-Loving Jew by Jonathan Rotsztain is a series of autobiographical comics claiming a secular, cultural Jewish identity on Koffler Digital.

Featured Blogs Posts

December 30, 2020

A look back at the events of the year and a recap of what you might have missed.

December 9, 2020

Holiday film recommendations from Israel, France and Canada exploring Jewish identity and community.

December 9, 2020

We know this Hanukkah will look a bit different than previous years, but the traditions remain the same.

November 26, 2020

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.
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