Jewish Music Week is Back!  Get ready for The Best. Festival. Ever.



Jewish Music Week is Back! 
Get ready for
The Best. Festival. Ever.

Save the dates May 22 – 29, 2022!

It’s the 10th JMW festival, and we are celebrating not only the best of the first nine, but we are highlighting the incredible talent right here in the city of Toronto!

Evening Concerts:

Yiddish Big Band
with Simon Spiro and the Yiddish All-Star Swing Orchestra
conducted by Brigham Phillips
Sunday 5/22 at the Rex

Payadora Tango Ensemble
The Jewish Connection to Tango
Monday 5/23 at the Al Green Theatre

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas
MISTRAL: The Winds of the Mediterranean
Tuesday 5/24 at Lula Lounge

Micah Sings Leonard
The Songs of Leonard Cohen, starring Micah Barnes
Wednesday 5/25 at the Al Green Theatre

Queen Kong
Inspired by NYC’s Radical Jewish Culture movement
Thursday 5/26 at Drom Taberna

Yemen Blues
Exotic. Intoxicating. Powerful.
Sunday 5/29 at Holy Blossom Temple

Free Daytime Performances

Arlen & Berlin: The Cantors’ Sons, starring Jeff Madden (Tuesday)
Moyshe & the Swingsters (Wednesday)
Lenka Lichtenberg’s Yiddish Kite (Wednesday)
The Jewish World of Brian Katz (Thursday)
Songs of Terezin (Thursday)
The Art of the Contemporary Jewish Piano (Friday)
Queen Kong (Friday)

Free Morning Lectures
Shostakovich, Stalin and Jews – Dr. Joe Gilbert
Current Trends in Israeli Pop Music – Benjamin Rubin
Jewish Rock Stars – Cantor Eyal Bitton
When Cantors Ruled the Earth – Cantor Benjamin Maissner
The Lighter Side of Sephardic Songs – Dr. Judith R. Cohen

Free Special Events

Film: Reb Elimelech & the Chassidic Legacy of Brotherhood (Tuesday)
Jewish Music Walking Tour (Monday & Sunday afternoons)
Community Melaveh Malka & Israeli Singalong
with Cantors Jeremy Burko and Benjamin Maissner (Saturday night)
The Cool Kids’ Concert, with Marky Weinstock (Sunday morning)

Jewish Music Week Student Art Exhibit (May 6 – 30) at the Miles Nadal JCC,


Don’t just stand there — get involved in Jewish Music Week! Join our volunteer force. Send an email to


Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date May 22, 2022

Closing Date May 29, 2022

Various times

Midtown Toronto

Various locations


Various prices


If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm

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