• #OJA50


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

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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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  • Bearing Witness

    Bearing Witness

    Contribute to the Bearing Witness Project and help document the impact of the unprecedented challenges to Ontario’s Jewish community.

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  • I Will Relate To You

    I Will Relate To You

    On now at Fentster: An artistic ode to the general stores that sustained a family and the unlikely Jewish communities of northern Ontario.

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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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