Exhibitions

Current

Virtual

December 1, 2021

-December 31, 2021

Drawings in oil and graphite have a gestural immediacy in their depiction of churning ocean and cold light that provides a counterpoint to the major canvases.

Gallery

October 4, 2021

-January 23, 2022

Periphery will illustrate the ways that Jewish people in Ontario, with intersecting social identities, negotiate a sense of place and recognition and reflect on what periphery means to them.

Gallery

December 3, 2021

-January 23, 2022

The Spiders and the Bees is a survey exhibition by French-Canadian, Venice based artist François Xavier Saint-Pierre, including his most recent body of work following a residency at the Villa Medici in Rome.

Window Gallery

November 22, 2021

-March 24, 2022

An abstracted tree without roots hangs in the FENTSTER window gallery, its limbs and leaves composed of many double-sided drawings created by Yaara Eshet (Toronto) and Aya Rosen (Brooklyn), longtime transplants to North America from Israel.

Virtual

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

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.

Virtual

May 1, 2021

-May 31, 2023

A virtual tour of Toronto’s historic Kensington Market. Scroll through all eight stops and watch the streets come to life though guided videos presenting the sights and sounds of the one-time Jewish Market.

Archived Exhibitions

Virtual

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

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

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

June 1, 2020

-June 30, 2020

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

Window Gallery

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

April 13, 2020

-May 3, 2021

Eleventh House is a Koffler Digital project exploring the rituals of astrology reading and horoscope writing.

Window Gallery

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.

Virtual

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.
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