Kultura Collective Blog

June 10, 2024

Since the Toronto Holocaust Museum opened its doors one year ago, the Museum has been an essential space for dialogue, reflection, understanding, and remembrance.

June 7, 2024

A path to celebrating and understanding the Jewish experience in the arts.

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.

May 27, 2024

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival’s programmers have taken a dive into the TJFF2024 lineup to highlight a few personal favourites among the many stellar films.

April 18, 2024

As we heard into Passover we invite you to explore TJFF’s curated movie playlists on J-Flix, their free streaming archive.

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 12, 2024

Rachael Grad is a visual artist. Her abstract art practice incorporates collage, observational drawing and painting.

March 7, 2024

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

March 1, 2024

We are excited to announce the following programs which will be supported under the Kultura project grant program.

February 29, 2024

The new state-of-the-art Toronto Holocaust Museum seeks a Museum Educator to facilitate its school and community programs.

February 27, 2024

The Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) is partnering with the National Library of Israel (NLI) to collect local materials that tell the story of the aftermath of October 7th in Ontario.

February 8, 2024

Stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

January 25, 2024

This day serves as a reminder to reflect on the atrocities of the Holocaust, and recommit to preventing such horrors in the future.

January 24, 2024

The THM seeks a dynamic and passionate Educator with a specialization in combating antisemitism and a background in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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.

January 18, 2024

The MNjcc is seeking a dynamic leader with demonstrated experience in relationship-building, revenue generation and a passion for community.

January 16, 2024

The winning play is The Child You Deserve by Saskatchewan playwright, Julia Peterson.  

January 15, 2024

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2024 Vine National  Canadian Jewish Book Awards are now open! 

December 15, 2023

We’ve highlighted a few events from our 2023 archives. Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy and creative 2024!

December 14, 2023

The new state-of-the-art Toronto Holocaust Museum seeks a Museum Educator to facilitate its school and community programs.

November 30, 2023

The conference for Toronto’s Jewish artists and cultural workers explored the future of Jewish cultural and artistic life.

November 16, 2023

The Ashkenaz Foundation, a vibrant non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the presentation of world class Jewish music and art, is currently seeking two candidates to fill the position of Director of Marketing & Communications and Executive Director.

November 13, 2023

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a multi-disciplinary contemporary arts centre that develops ideas-based programming to engage the diverse communities of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

October 12, 2023

In times of struggle, the cultural community has lifted us up and provided moments of connection. We will continue to do so. We need inspiration, culture, and creativity more than ever.

October 4, 2023

Inspired by the FENTSTER installation, Fringes, the gallery invites you to share your story at 13.

September 27, 2023

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

September 21, 2023

Jewish drag queen Gila Munster is calling for artists that identify as queer and Jewish to submit an audition for the 5th annual “8 Gays of Channukah” queer Jewish variety show!

August 29, 2023

The Outreach Coordinator will collaborate with the MNjcc Marketing department and the Producers/Creative Team to drive ticket sales and publicity for the public reading of the play Camp.

August 10, 2023

Arcade is an editorial platform devoted to ongoing exploration of the art and ideas of our time, published by the Koffler Centre of the Arts in Toronto.

August 3, 2023

As we heard into this long weekend, we invite you to explore TJFF’s curated summer movie playlist on J-Flix.

July 6, 2023

The Gallery at the J (at the Miles Nadal JCC) is seeking artists and partner organizations to participate in our 2024 season! 

July 6, 2023

The OJA seeks an enthusiastic and motivated archivist for a full time permanent position beginning August 2023.

June 30, 2023

Celebrate Canada Day with this playlist of films from Canadian filmmakers, available now on J-Flix.

June 30, 2023

Work in a brand-new state-of-the-art institution and the first Holocaust Museum in Canada designed for the post-survivor period. 

June 26, 2023

Thousands of Grade 8 and Grade 10 students viewed the re-enactment at Christie Pits Park, and learned vital lessons from our community’s history.

June 26, 2023

Over 75 Jewish entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, designers and foodies from across Ontario, will come together at the Honey & Barry Community Park to celebrate Rosh Hashanah while providing incredible products for purchase.

June 9, 2023

The Theatre is the ideal space to experience a live performance, take part in the J’s program offerings, or host an event.

June 5, 2023

The Toronto Holocaust Museum inspires visitors to think deeply about the tragedies of the Holocaust and make connections between this history, world events, and contemporary Canadian life.

June 2, 2023

Whether you’re a lover of music, film, theatre, or anything Jewish arts and culture, there is something for you to enjoy this summer and fall! 

June 1, 2023

LGBTQ+ at the Miles Nadal JCC is proud to present Pride Month!

May 8, 2023

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

May 1, 2023

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

April 27, 2023

This one-of-a-kind competition recognizes the most outstanding, unproduced Canadian plays with a Jewish focus. Deadline September 5, 2023.

April 26, 2023

As we commemorate Israel’s Independence Day, we invite you to explore TJFF’s curated Israeli movie playlist on J-Flix.

April 20, 2023

The OJA is commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot with a live, onsite theatrical performance.

April 19, 2023

An 18-week summer internship through Young Canada Works (YCW) at Building Careers in Heritage. Apply by April 23.

April 17, 2023

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

March 15, 2023

As the work continues to complete the Toronto Holocaust Museum, Chief Curator, Rachel Libman, and her team, have been hard at work curating the exhibits that will be showcased throughout the space.

February 27, 2023

The Creative Storytelling Contest allows students in grades 1-12 to express their creativity and imagination through storytelling.

February 10, 2023

The OJA is marking this milestone year with snapshots of our community’s extraordinary history on a special website and through their Instagram.

January 16, 2023

Stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

January 11, 2023

The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature recognize books in five categories: Fiction, History, Non-Fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult/Children’s Literature.

January 3, 2023

In 2023, we will celebrate 50 years of the Ontario Jewish Archives! We invite you to help us mark this important community milestone.

December 14, 2022

Our Kultura Collective partners are offering programming for all ages to learn, celebrate and enjoy.

December 5, 2022

Check out the new Shine A Light Playlist, featuring films exploring antisemitism, Jewish representation and stereotypes on J-Flix.

December 1, 2022

We’ve highlighted a few events from our 2022 archives. Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy and creative 2023!

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.

September 20, 2022

Through the Kultura Collective grants, we’re providing Jewish cultural organizations with new opportunities and support to develop creative projects that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.

August 16, 2022

Whether you’re an Ashkenaz die-hard or it’s your first time at the festival, there is a volunteer contribution that you can certainly make!

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.

August 5, 2022

The new Toronto Holocaust Museum (THM), opening in spring 2023, seeks an organized, creative, versatile, and passionate Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

July 28, 2022

The Prosserman JCC is looking for vendors of all kinds for the Market in Sherman Park. This could be fruits & vegetables, baked goods, candy, jewelry, crafts, clothes and more.

June 27, 2022

Stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

June 22, 2022

“Toronto’s arts and culture scene is one to watch, and its Jewish ecosystem within it is thriving with world-class creativity.”

June 1, 2022

The Queer Jewish Incubator is a new gathering space for LGBTQ+ Jewish people in the GTA to grow queer and Jewish connections while building stronger ties to the LGBTQ+ Jewish community.

May 27, 2022

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

May 26, 2022

Too many great films to choose from? TJFF’s programmers can help get you started with their top recommendations!

May 26, 2022

Aviva Armour-Ostroff is an actor, writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her film Lune had its Canadian premier at Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF) 2021.

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

The MCC will play a central role in the overall communications, promotion, and marketing efforts of the Ashkenaz Foundation relating to its programming, brand, and public-facing image.

April 26, 2022

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

April 21, 2022

Hosted by Avery Saltzman and David Eisner, creative directors of the theatre, this podcast explores the culture, art, and heritage that is being Jewish.

March 31, 2022

This event, in honour of Yom HaShoah, offers an innovative, intimate way to learn from the legacies of Holocaust survivors through recorded testimonies, and dialogue about contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. 

March 31, 2022

Jewish Music Week in Toronto is a week of musical events . Here’s your opportunity to get involved by drawing or painting. Deadline: April 14.

February 25, 2022

FENTSTER is teaming up with Toronto-based artist Rob Shostak for a new exhibition (opening April 2022) drawing upon a community-contributed collection of parchment papers used to bake challah loaves for Shabbat.

February 25, 2022

Queer Jewish Incubator is a new gathering space for LGBTQ+ Jewish people in the GTA to grow queer and Jewish connections while building stronger ties to LGBTQ+ Jewish community.

January 27, 2022

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

January 24, 2022

The 2021 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition winning play is Precipice by Winnipeg playwright, Primrose Madayag Knazan.

January 11, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Kultura is the recipient of a 2022 Emerging Network Grant from CANVAS.

January 10, 2022

Stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

January 8, 2022

Hey…couldn’t we all use a laugh about now? J-Flix offers up some free smiles with these short treats.

January 7, 2022

The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada is seeking qualified candidates for its office in downtown Toronto.

December 23, 2021

Let J-Flix keep you warm this holiday season with great free films!

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.

December 8, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back on a few of the cultural experiences offered by our Kultura partners. Wishing you a safe, happy, healthy and creative 2022!

December 7, 2021

The Ashkenaz Foundation, Canada’s leading presenter of global Jewish music, art and culture, and producer of the world-renowned Ashkenaz Festival, invites passionate professionals to apply for the position of Executive Director.

December 3, 2021

Honouring the best Canadian Jewish literature in four categories, each with a prize of $10,000.

November 18, 2021

Hanukkah is coming early this year! The holiday begins sundown on November 28 and ends on December 6. Our Kultura Collective partners are offering a mix of in person and online programming for all ages.

October 28, 2021

Fall is the season of great reads! J-Flix helps you enjoy the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature with these titles that celebrate great writers and their work.

October 25, 2021

The Miles Nadal JCC is partnering with Shoresh and Hazon to promote more Shmita connection in Canada via Hazon’s Shmita Prizes.

October 21, 2021

The national awards program honours both the best Canadian Jewish writers and non-Jewish Canadian authors who deal with Jewish subjects in Fiction, History, Non-Fiction, Young Adult/Children’s literature, and Poetry.

October 7, 2021

Congratulations to the Ontario Jewish Archives and the Miles Nadal JCC who are nominated for the 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards in the Public History and Community Heritage categories.

September 27, 2021

Read these stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

September 1, 2021

Thanks to an extraordinary lead contribution of $12 million from the Azrieli Foundation, we are thrilled to announce that the new Toronto Holocaust Museum will open in 2023.

August 6, 2021

The Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre has received a $340,000 grant from Canadian Heritage to fund the 18-month Online Hate Research and Education Project.

August 5, 2021

It’s the dog days of summer! TJFF’s staff have selected these twelve binge-worthy titles for you to enjoy from home.

July 29, 2021

The wait was long, but the Ashkenaz Foundation finally put on some LIVE shows last week at Bela Farm.

July 20, 2021

Check out these stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

June 9, 2021

The program will provide mentees with the opportunity to gain insights from leaders in their respective industries while networking with fellow peers and future colleagues.

June 3, 2021

This one of a kind competition recognizes the most outstanding, unproduced, Canadian plays with a Jewish focus.

June 1, 2021

Happy Pride Month! The Miles Nadal JCC has created a program of events to celebrate pride and community.

May 21, 2021

Planning what to watch at TJFF2021? TJFF’s Programmers share their top Festival picks.

May 21, 2021

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

May 1, 2021

Jewish Heritage Month is a celebration of Jewish culture. This year, we are celebrating virtually!

April 15, 2021

Commemorate Israeli Independence Day and Memorial Day with great films, now available on J-Flix.

April 6, 2021

The Miles Nadal JCC of downtown Toronto is looking for artists in all stages of their careers to participate in our 2021-2022 virtual gallery season.

March 30, 2021

Jewish communities across Canada, and worldwide, will come together virtually to commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

March 24, 2021

Canadian individuals between the ages of 15 – 30 will be asked to answer the question: “What is my Jewish Identity?” Apply by April 29, 2021.

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.

March 22, 2021

As we just passed the one-year mark for social isolation, and approach Passover, we asked Kultura Collective cultural professionals what they are most proud of during this unprecedented year.

March 18, 2021

In this activity, we will show you how you can make your own window mural, at home, inspired by the outdoor mural Both& at the MNJCC.

March 18, 2021

We are excited to share virtual events from our partner organizations. However you’re celebrating, we wish you a Happy Passover and Chag Pesach Samech!

March 8, 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day, TJFF’s staff have recommended a selection of films exploring female Jewish identity, stories and community.

February 22, 2021

Six collaborative projects have been selected by UJA’s Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee for a one-time project grant in 2021. 

February 12, 2021

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to announce the Jury for 2021 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature!

February 2, 2021

We have compiled a list of events and streams to watch by our partner organizations, celebrating and honoring Black Canadians in our community.

January 27, 2021

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals for the creation of digital works that examine the colour Blue and its evocations.

January 27, 2021

The Toronto Jewish Film Festival has teamed up with No Silence on Race to curate a selection of films. From India to Ghana, Uganda to Iraq, Israel to North America, the films reflect Jewish life from around the world.

January 3, 2021

Check out these stories featuring Kultura Collective members and member organizations.

December 30, 2020

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

December 9, 2020

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

December 9, 2020

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

November 26, 2020

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

November 2, 2020

In July of 2020, the Miles Nadal JCC with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto offered an online introductory course in filmmaking for youth with disabilities.

October 21, 2020

The Neuberger and the Virtual J are excited to partner to bring Holocaust Education Week 2020 to the comfort and safety of your home!

October 16, 2020

Diverse, original, thought-provoking and a pleasure to read! Honouring the best Canadian Jewish literature in four categories, each with a prize of $10,000.

October 15, 2020

Planning what to watch? TJFF’s programmers have selected their “must watch” films for the Fall Edition.

September 29, 2020

This fall, TJFF has added a selection of films from Israel, France and Canada exploring food culture, Jewish stories and community. Free to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.

September 18, 2020

This fall, in conjunction with programming across the Koffler’s multidisciplinary art streams, Books & Ideas presents a series of virtual events addressing themes of youth activism, food culture and politics, and environmentalism.

September 9, 2020

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah virtually! Whether it’s through cooking, reading or watching a film, we wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year.

August 24, 2020

A preview of virtual events and exhibitions at the Miles Nadal JCC for Fall 2020.

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.

August 18, 2020

The Ontario Jewish Archives has over 100,000 photographs documenting Jewish life in the province. OJA Archivist Kara Isozaki selected some of her favourites to create a series of fun downloadable colouring pages.

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 27, 2020

Insightful and thought-provoking suggestions on books and films arts and culture influencers, dignitaries, film experts, and more!

July 22, 2020

The COVID-19 Documentation Project collection at the OJA documents the Jewish community’s experience during the pandemic.

July 16, 2020

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

July 9, 2020

TJFF’s staff have selected the following binge-worthy titles for you to enjoy this summer.

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.

June 25, 2020

Bathurst Manor has been identified by the OJA as an historic Jewish neighbourhood with a unique cultural community history to be preserved for future generations.

June 18, 2020

A new series of artist-led instructional videos that invite young viewers to take their first steps in making art or jumpstart their creativity with new ideas.

June 10, 2020

The JCC isn’t just a building with four walls and a roof. The JCC is a community and lifestyle. We invite you to a new place to learn, connect, grow and engage.

June 8, 2020

Celebrate Pride Month from the comfort of your couch with this selection of curated films on j-flix!

June 3, 2020

The Ontario Jewish Archives is working with historians, archivists, curators and educators to offer a series of discussions and lectures surrounding Jewish history and Covid 19.

June 1, 2020

Happy Pride Month! We have compiled a list of Kultura Collective events running this month, along with events from our partner organizations.

June 1, 2020

For Pride Month, the OJA has compiled a list of LGBTQ stories from Ontario’s Jewish community.

May 22, 2020

From the 35+ films in the online festival, featuring the best in Jewish-content film from Canada and around the world, the TJFF Programmers have shared their picks.

May 21, 2020

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals of original digital works, essays and experimental writing exploring the politics of food in various communities across Canada.

May 15, 2020

Discover new virtual learning opportunities, online programming, and podcasts, bringing the stories out of the OJA’s vaults and into your homes.

May 15, 2020

The 2020 Vine Awards Jury talks about their writing, what inspires them, and this year’s Vine Award submissions.

May 12, 2020

Caring for Community is a series of social media posts curated by the Ontario Jewish Archives in celebration of Jewish Heritage Month.

May 12, 2020

The Neuberger @ Home series features webinars, online programming and learning activities.

May 6, 2020

A project created by the Koffler Gallery Education Team to encourage young artists and their families to keep creating and connecting from home.

May 1, 2020

Jewish Heritage month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Jewish Canadians.

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.