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.

Lerner & Moguilevsky Klezmer Masterclass

Lerner & Moguilevsky Klezmer Masterclass Featuring Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky (Argentina) Friday June 12, noon-2PM Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNJCC) – 750 Spadina Ave. Cost: $20; Advance registration required To register, call (416) 979-8282 or email jeff@ashkenaz.ca

Theodore Bikel Legacy Fund

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Fund, an endowment that will support the creation of the Theodore Bikel Artist-in-Residence position at future Ashkenaz Festivals. For more information, click HERE.

Reel Ashkenaz @ Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Canadian Premiere screening of: THEODORE BIKEL: IN THE SHOES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM (2014) – 75 minutes Director: John Lollos (USA) Sunday May 10, 2:30PM Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W For tickets, contact the TJFF Box Office Online.

Lerner & Moguilevsky: Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Lerner & Moguilevsky: Klezmer en Buenos Aires Featuring Cesar Lerner and Marcelo Moguilevsky Thursday June 11, 8PM Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W Tickets $15+HST in advance, $20 at the door Please note: Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Reservations must be made separately from advance ticket purchases, by calling Lula Lounge at 416-588-0307 or reserve online.