Summer Internships with Ashkenaz!

Two Positions: Paid contracts, to begin in May/June for approx 7 weeks Due to funding restrictions, the applicants must be: Eligible to work in Canada; 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. ********************************************************************************************* Graphic Designer The Ashkenaz… Read More »

Special to Ashkenaz 2016: All Rivers at Once Special to Ashkenaz 2016: All Rivers at Once, I=I

This year’s #AshkenazFest welcomes The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative, whose mission is to suggest a path of cultural reconciliation in place of the diplomatic hostility that persists between these two nations. A new collective of Iranian/Persian and Israeli/Jewish musicians was assembled specifically for the 2016 Festival program. Check out this Q&A with co-artistic director Noam Lemish which provides… Read More »


Sunday May 25, 2014 Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre 750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor) Lectures: 2:00-6:00pm Gala Concert: 8:00pm Immerse yourself in mameloshn! Celebrate the women of Yiddish literature with lectures in Yiddish and English, poetry readings and an evening Yiddish concert featuring Vira Lozinsky and the Emil Aybinder Ensemble from Israel. Featuring special guest… Read More »

Israeli Jazz Showcase

ISRAELI JAZZ SHOWCASE GILAD HEKSELMAN TRIO SHAI MAESTRO TRIO with special guest DAVID BUCHBINDER ENSEMBLE THURSDAY MARCH 6, 7pm THE REX HOTEL – 194 Queen St. West $15 at the door (no advance sales) During February and March, in venues across the GTA, a number of Toronto’s leading cultural institutions are presenting Spotlight on Israeli… Read More »

Shye Ben Tzur

PLEASE NOTE: ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, BEGINNING AT 8:00 PM. Shye Ben Tzur & Rajasthan Express Thursday July 25, 2013, 9pm The Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St. $20 in advance / $25 at the door One of the most talked-about artists at the 2012… Read More »

Anthony Russell

Annual Summer Yiddish Concert Featuring Anthony Russell With special guest Kyra Folk-Farber Wednesday June 19, 2013, 8pm Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door Call 416-915-6747 for tickets or order online at African-American by birth and Jewish by choice, Anthony (Mordechai Tzvi) Russell has been hailed as “the… Read More »

AVIVA: CD Release Concert

AVIVA: CD Release Concert and Celebration Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Doors 7:30pm, Concert 8pm 918 Bathurst Street Arts Centre $15 Advance, $20 Door > Purchase advance tickets here Celebrate the release of When I Arrived You Were Already There, Aviva Chernick‘s new album of sensual, soulful music. This special evening will include a concert of the album’s songs as well… Read More »

Cadenas @ Diaspora Film Fest

Join the Ashkenaz Foundation and the International Diaspora Film Fest at the Opening Night of the IDFF Film screening of El Gusto + live concert with Cadenas Thursday November 1st, 2012 Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto

“Rhapsody 1939-45” comes to Ashkenaz

The 2012 Ashkenaz Festival team is thrilled to be adding the beautiful work of Leo Spellman (Szpilman) to the festival programme. Spellman, a 99-year-old composer and Holocaust survivor who settled in Toronto after World War II, composed “Rhapsody 1939-45”  in a displaced person’s camp in Germany, in 1947. The score lay forgotten in a suitcase for… Read More »


Toronto author reads from “Save the Deli”, followed by U of T Jewish a cappella group Caplansky’s Deli