Being Jewish in Ontario: A Pictorial Celebration

A travelling exhibition celebrating Jewish Heritage Month

This exhibition celebrates Ontario’s Jewish Heritage month. It explores the many different ways of “being Jewish” around the province through photographs from UJA Federation’s Ontario Jewish Archives. Each of the five banners on view present a different aspect of Jewish life in the province, reflecting the vibrant texture of both the past and the present. The five topics are: Community Builders, Culture and Leisure, Ritual and Observance, Teaching and Learning, and Tikkun Olam. From a bar mitzvah in St. Catharines, to the Jewish students’ organization at Queen’s University, to a Hadassah Bazaar in Brantford; this exhibit celebrates the multiplicity of Jewish life in Ontario.

Each May, Jewish Heritage Month is recognized by celebrating and honouring the heritage, culture, achievements, and contributions made by members of the Jewish community in this province. JHMO provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the history and culture of Ontarians of Jewish heritage who have made an impact in communities across the province, from Thunder Bay to Cornwall.

Click on the links below to view each banner.

Being Jewish in Ontario is co-organized by the OJA and CIJA, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

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