Something Borrowed: Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives

Dates: July 14-Aug. 29, 2018

Venue: Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto

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Life cycle events such as weddings figure prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre (OJA). The exhibition Something Borrowed explores how wedding customs have evolved through the earliest days of the community in the first decades of the 20th century to the present day. Photographs along with documents provide evidence of the growing Jewish community and its transformation over the century. Each of the 15 panels in the exhibition explore a different topic including “Love at First Sight”, “Shared Values”, “Bridal Party”, “Wedding Album”, and “The Ceremony.” Whether examining a highly formal, early-twentieth-century studio photo or a glamorous 1940s bridal portrait, these images offer an opportunity to get lost in the romance, fashion and history of a flourishing community. L’chaim!

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