Ontario Jewish Archives Turns 50 

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

Meet Researcher Avi Margolis

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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.

Meet Periphery’s Sara Yacobi-Harris

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.

Heritage Toronto 2021 Awards

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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.

Colouring Pages from the OJA

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.

The Future of Cultural Arts

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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.

Telling the Story of The Manor

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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.