Long Histories, Short Stories


A new and exciting podcast from the Ontario Jewish Archives explores how significant moments in Ontario’s Jewish history have played out in the years since they occurred. Community leaders, historians, and commentators reflect on the past by examining records from the OJA’s rich collection and consider the impact the past has made on our present-day community and ponder how things could have been different. The pilot episode is a collaboration with the Canadian Jewish News and is funded by the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Toronto.


Learn more about the Jewish history of Kensington Market in Toronto in this short film produced by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre.

Building History: The Story of Benjamin, is an 8-minute documentary created for the Ontario Jewish Archives Benjamin Brown: Architect exhibition in 2016. The film features contemporary and archival footage, as well as interviews with prominent local architects and architectural historians, such as architect Michael McClelland, architect Jack Diamond, architectural critic Alex Bozikovic, and architectural historian Marta O’Brien.

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