Our Collections

The OJA’s records span all segments of Ontario’s Jewish community. We have records from businesses, families, labour unions, organizations, and synagogues. These records date from the community’s earliest days to its present. What’s more, they come from all over Ontario and in every format you can think of. If you were to lay out all of our boxes, they would stretch from the foot of Yonge Street to Dundas Square!

Below you can find highlights from our newest acquisitions as well as collections that have recently been processed and added to our website search.

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Acquisition of the Month

The Steinberg family, (Toronto, ON), 2018.The staff at the OJA have always been fans of the humble kreplach! That's why the OJA's Faye Blum recorded a podcast about the dumpling one year ago. In September, we were delighted to receive ten photos of the Steinberg family preparing kreplach for Rosh Hashannah. Individuals identified from left to right: Carly Sugar, Anne Steinberg, Bella Steinberg-Sinukoff, Hailey Sugar, Evy Steinberg-Sugar, Joe Steinberg. L’shana tovah u’metukah!