fbpx

What’s in a Name?

Share on facebook
Share
Share on twitter
Share
Share on email
Share

April 23, 2020

kultura

The name The Kultura Collective is inspired by the Kultur-Lige, an interwar collective that promoted Jewish culture and community across Eastern Europe. At the height of its reach and impact, it was destroyed by both the Soviets and the Nazis. The intention was to find a name that reflects the focal point of our collective work: the universality of culture and at the same time the uniqueness of Jewish culture.

‘Kultura’ translates into the word ‘culture’ in Ladino, Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and Polish. The transliteration of Kultura into the Hebrew language in the proposed wordmark positions the collaborative in a uniquely Jewish space: tying the collective to Israel and the Jewish world. ‘Kultura’ is therefore a fitting word to convey the breadth of Jewish cultural influences which we hope to embrace within our collaborative.

The choice of Kultura Collective as the name for this platform allows us to draw inspiration from an important period in Jewish cultural history as a starting point for focusing upon the breadth of Jewish culture in a contemporary context.

Contemporary Jewish culture embraces the rich Jewish culture of Sephardic, Mizrachi, Ashkenazi, North and South American and beyond. The aspiration of the Kultura Collective is that these cultural traditions be honoured and celebrated. The Kultura Collective enables Jewish arts, culture and heritage to transform and enrich more lives across Toronto and beyond.

Related Blog Posts

November 26, 2020

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.

November 2, 2020

In July of 2020, the Miles Nadal JCC with ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto offered an online introductory course in filmmaking for youth with disabilities.
Supported by

Get the latest from Kultura Collective

Copyright © 2020 UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. All Rights Reserved.
Dates and times subject to change without notice.
Skip to content