• #OJA50


    This year, the OJA is celebrating 50 years of collecting our community’s history! Help us celebrate this milestone.

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  • The First Jew in Canada

    The First Jew in Canada

    This Trans Day of Visibility, LGBTQ+ at the J and the Ontario Jewish Archives present The First Jew in Canada: A Trans Tale, written and performed by S. Bear Bergman.

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  • Resources for Teachers

    Resources for Teachers

    Websites, films, podcasts, and lesson plans that bring the history of the Ontario Jewish community into the classroom.

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Established in 1973, the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, a department of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, acquires, preserves, and makes available documentary sources related to Ontario's Jewish community.

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Themed Topics


Themed Topics

Discover the people and subjects that make up the OJA's collections.

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The OJA mounts a number of special exhibitions each year that explore a variety of themes and highlight the items in our collection.

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