OJA and TDSB Partnership
In May 2019, the OJA partnered with the TDSB to educate students on the Jewish history of Kensington Market.
Stories of Spadina with a Spin
April 29, May 6 & 13, 2018
Three special walking tours inspired by the exhibition A Place for Wholesome Amusement
Ignite: Night of Jewish Learning
Dec. 16, 2017: Prosserman JCC, Toronto
An evening of learning on the 4th night of Chanukah.
From Delis to Dairy: Kibitzing about Kensington's Early Jewish Restaurants
Nov. 15, 2017: Lillian Smith Public Library, Toronto
A night of reminiscing about Kensington's restaurant history.
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Screenings
May 8 & 15, 2016: Empress Walk and Bloor Cinema
The OJA-produced film Building History: The Story of Benjamin Brown, and Shtetl in the City: Memories of Toronto's Jewish Community featuring the stories of long-time Toronto residents.
Benjamin Brown Plaque Presentation
April 5, 2016: Urbanspace Gallery, Toronto
The OJA and Heritage Toronto unveiled a plaque commemorating Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown.
Koffler Salon: Memory and Architecture
March 21, 2016: Koffler Gallery, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
An evening dedicated to the intersections of memory, urban sites and architecture in Toronto, set against the backdrop of the exhibition Benjamin Brown: Architect.
I.P. Sharp Lectureship
Dec. 2, 2015: University of Toronto
Technology Serves Remembrance: Yad Vashem's Breakthroughs in Accessing Holocaust Documentation.
Unfire: Unpacking the Jewish Camp Experience
May 23, 2015: Miles Nadal JCC, Toronto
How did your camp years shape you? A thought-provoking session as part of the Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot program.
Tramvay Lider (Streetcar Songs)
May 11, 2015: First Narayever Congregation, Toronto
A morning dedicated to Yiddish song, poetry and the Jewish history of College Street.
Nov. 2013: Al Green Theatre, Toronto
An extraordinary evening dedicated to food, family, and the stories that link them together.
Labor Lyceum Plaque Presentation
May 2013: Toronto
The OJA and Heritage Toronto presented a plaque commemorating the historic Labor Lyceum at 346 Spadina Ave., its former site.
Jewish Mosaic Museum
May 27, 2013: Paul Penna Downtown Jewish School, Toronto
During the 2012-2013 school year the OJA collaborated with Paul Penna to bring the archives into grades 3 and 4 classrooms. This program culminated in the Jewish Mosaic Museum.