Yiddish Glory to open 2018 Ashkenaz Festival

We are pleased to announce the opening concert of the 2018 Ashkenaz Festival. Hailed by more than 100 critics and journalists around the world, Yiddish Glory is a rare and extraordinary program of songs and lyrics composed by Holocaust victims and survivors in the Soviet Union during World War II. Many of the songs are… Read More »

2018 Festival Internships available

We are hiring for this summer’s Ashkenaz Festival team. See links below for three paid internship opportunities. Please note that due to funding restrictions, applicants must be a Canadian citizen, under 30 years of age, and have been in school full-time in the prior year and planning to return to school full-time in the fall.… Read More »

The Ashkenaz Festival as Temporary Shtetl
Fressers Summit New food program announced at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival

This year’s biennial Ashkenaz Festival welcomes a diverse lineup of notable chefs, restaurateurs, and food writers in its first ever Fressers Summit, highlighting the role of food in contemporary Jewish cultural revival. The new program features talks, demos and tastings by some of Canada’s most colourful Jewish food personalities, as well as some special guests from south of… Read More »

2016 Ashkenaz Festival 2016 Ashkenaz Festival

Hard to believe it’s that time again, but the 11th biennial Ashkenaz Festival is now less than two months away. Our dedicated staff have been working feverishly to put all the pieces of this massive, one-of-a-kind event together. Once again we’ll be bringing the best of the international Jewish culture scene to Toronto for one… Read More »

Muzsikás: The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania

AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE OF PRE-WAR HUNGARIAN-JEWISH MUSIC, BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE BY HUNGARY’S PREEMINENT FOLK ENSEMBLE, MUZSIKÁS For over 40 years, the  musicians of Budapest’s Muzsikás Ensemble have been the leading global emissaries of Hungarian folk music. Their legendary career began in the mid-70s when they pioneered in the development of Budapest’s Tanchaz (dancehouse) scene,… Read More »

Annual Summer Yiddish Concert featuring Shura Lipovsky & a Tribute to Theodore Bikel

Annual Summer Yiddish Concert “The Magid of Amsterdam” Featuring Shura Lipovsky (NL), with Joyce Rosenzweig (US) Plus…a tribute to Theodore Bikel z”l (1924-2015) Tuesday August 25, 7:30pm Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave. $20 at the door Advance ticket sales are now closed, but there will be plenty of tickets available at the door.

Ashkenaz @ Markham Jazz Festival, featuring BEYOND THE PALE

Ashkenaz @ Markham Jazz Festival, featuring BEYOND THE PALE Sunday August 16, 2pm, FREE McKay Art Centre, 197 Main St. Unionville, ON Directions 

Ashkenaz @ RHCPA’s “Jazz in the Plaza” series, featuring ZEBRINA

Ashkenaz @ RHCPA’s “Jazz in the Plaza” series, featuring ZEBRINA Tuesday August 4, 7-9pm, FREE Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON Directions 

Lerner & Moguilevsky Klezmer Masterclass Update

Due to delayed flights caused by a labour strike in Argentina, the masterclass with Lerner & Moguilevsky has been postponed from June 10 to June 12, noon-2pm at the MNJCC (750 Spadina Ave.). Click here for more info and to register.