Exhibitions

Current

Virtual

Sharoni Sibony: My Body's Keeper

February 1, 2021

-February 28, 2021

This series weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish prayer and the artist’s own objects of pain management.

Virtual

Ketubahs: Rosette Sund

January 4, 2021

-February 28, 2021

The text in each print is customizable to reflect a couple’s distinct union. These prints juxtapose a modern-day aesthetic with a long-standing tradition.

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

Storefront Stories

May 6, 2019

-May 3, 2021

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

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

Toronto's First Synagogues

May 17, 2004

-May 10, 2021

This online project by the OJA investigates the rich history and cultural significance of some  of Toronto’s first synagogues that are still located in their original buildings.

Virtual

Ontario's Small Jewish Communities

May 11, 2009

-May 10, 2021

An online project by the OJA including original historic text, photographs, audio and video clips, archival documents, maps and architectural plans.

Virtual

The History of Toronto's Y.M.H.A.

May 14, 2007

-May 10, 2021

This online project by the OJA that looks at the history of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association.

Virtual

For King and Country: The Jewish Canadian Military Experience

May 14, 2007

-May 10, 2021

This OJA exhibition explores the heroic participation of the Canadian military’s Jewish servicemen (and later women), who fought side-by-side with other Canadians in the wars of the past century.

Virtual

Taking Care of Business: Labour and Business in Jewish Toronto

May 14, 2007

-May 10, 2021

An online exhibition by the OJA examining the various ways the Jewish community made a living during the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Virtual

Tzedakah at Home and Abroad

May 14, 2007

-May 10, 2021

A selection of historic tzedakah boxes from the holdings of the Ontario Jewish Archives and Beth Tzedec Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum. 

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

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.

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

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.

Archived Exhibitions

Virtual

Sharoni Sibony: My Body's Keeper

February 1, 2021

-February 28, 2021

This series weaves together the visual vocabularies of communal Jewish prayer and the artist’s own objects of pain management.

Virtual

Ketubahs: Rosette Sund

January 4, 2021

-February 28, 2021

The text in each print is customizable to reflect a couple’s distinct union. These prints juxtapose a modern-day aesthetic with a long-standing tradition.

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.

Window Gallery

2020 Jewish Street Art Festival at the Miles Nadal JCC

December 8, 2020

-January 4, 2021

For Hanukkah, the windows of the MNjcc have been covered with the work of Bareket Kezwer, who has added a burst of colour to the corner of Bloor and Spadina.

Virtual

Myriam Nafte: Archive

October 1, 2020

-November 30, 2020

Archive is a combined series by multimedia artist Myriam Nafte, inspired by medieval Jewish communities and celebrating their contributions to the arts and sciences.

Window Gallery

Witness

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.

Gallery

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

September 23, 2020

-November 15, 2020

Vancouver artist Carol Sawyer assembles a fiction as truthfully as possible to tell a needed story.

Virtual

The Batik Collectif

September 1, 2020

-September 30, 2020

In the exhibit entitled Life, the artists explore different perspectives using a technique known as “Modern Batik Art” to bring their pieces to life!
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