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

May 6, 2019

-May 3, 2021

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

Virtual

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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