Exhibitions

Current

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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

Window Gallery

Mezuzah Okno

October 1, 2019

-April 24, 2020

The artist duo behind the internationally successful Warsaw-based Judaica company MI POLIN create a new site-specific art installation for the FENTSTER window gallery in downtown Toronto.

Window Gallery

What Will Remain

April 26, 2020

-September 21, 2020

A recreated stained glass window by Toronto artist Robert Davidovitz in the FENTSTER window gallery honours familial and artistic lineages.

Virtual

Blooming

June 1, 2020

-June 30, 2020

An exhibition for Pride Month at the J, featuring the work of Cee Lavery and Saul Freedman-Lawson.

Virtual

Disability/Visibility

July 3, 2020

-July 31, 2020

Exciting new photography from 17 students, curated by Steve Kean and Effie Biliris, and Stephanie Avery’s photographs that explore abandoned buildings around the world.

Virtual

Still Lives: Visual Diaries

July 6, 2020

-September 30, 2020

In collaboration with the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Youth Leaders from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital took part in a unique photography project during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual

Jewish Music Week 2020 Student Art Contest

August 1, 2020

-August 31, 2020

A digital showcase of the Jewish Music Week’s Student Art Contest winners, submitted under the theme of “My Favourite Jewish Music.”

Virtual

A Matter of Taste

August 18, 2020

-November 30, 2020

A Koffler Digital exhibition that uses food, and the cultures that surround it, to examine our relationships to one another, society and the world at large.

Virtual

25 Years of the Ashkenaz Festival

August 19, 2020

-September 18, 2020

Celebrate 25 years of the Ashkenaz Festival by exploring the festival’s archives in this virtual exhibition at the MNjcc Virtual Gallery.
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