Educator Resources

The OJA has a number of resources designed to bring the history of the Ontario Jewish community into the classroom, including films, podcasts, web exhibits and formal lesson plans. Many support the new grade 6 social studies curriculum in Ontario.



Explore the histories and archival records found in 50 collections at the OJA in celebration of our 50th anniversary, including short films, and archivist commentary on significance.

Scrolling Spadina Virtual Walking Tour

Explore Kensington Market through this guided virtual walking tour. Learn about the history of the Jewish community through videos, archival records, and lesson plans for grades 6 through 12.

Periphery Curriculum

Curriculum designed for Jewish and public school educators teaching grades 8 through 12, as well as Jewish communal groups interested in exploring ideas of representation, intersectionality, ethnicity, race, and sexuality. 

Christie Pits Riot 90th Commemoration


Christie Pits Riot 90th Commemoration

Learn more about this pivotal moment in Jewish history in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot. With educational resources designed for grades 8 and 10.


Learn more about the Jewish history of Kensington Market in Toronto in this short film produced by the Ontario Jewish Archives.

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.