Jewish Heritage Month

MAY IS JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH IN CANADA

Since its unanimous passing in the Provincial Legislature on 23 February 2012 -- and more recently in the House of Commons on 28 March 2018 -- Jewish Heritage Month provides us with the unique opportunity to learn, share and celebrate the history and culture of Jewish Canadians.

FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE DURING JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH HERE

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The OJA will be featuring stories of #MyJewishHeritage all month long on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Join the conversation!

Share your photos, memories, or stories on your social media page and tag your posts using the #MyJewishHeritage hashtag.

TAKE A WALKING TOUR!

The OJA is offering a very special walking tour in May as part of the city-wide, citizen-led Jane's Walk. Come celebrate the history of Jewish Toronto while also exploring how our history has intersected with the Chinese community's history in the Kensington Market and Spadina area. FIND OUT MORE HERE

VIEW AN EXHIBITION!

Celebrate our Jewish heritage by taking in the OJA's ScotiaBank Contact Photography exhibition Collecting Moments: The Photography of Dr. John E. Ackerman. Explore how the amateur photography of Ackerman contributes to our understanding of Jewish life, family, and community. FIND OUT MORE HERE

Or, visit the OJA's exhbition A Place for Wholesome Amusement on the intersections between the Jewish and Chinese communities presented with our partner FENTSTER as part of the Myseum Intersections Festival. FIND OUT MORE HERE