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​Ab​o​ut the Festival​​​​

"Music is the universal language of mankind."
                                     - Christopher North

Jewish Music Week is an exciting week of concerts, recitals and musical events throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded in 2011, the festival celebrates all styles of Jewish music, as well as the Jewish contribution to mainstream genres of music. Our programs include Sephardic and Klezmer, Holocaust music and Israeli pop, Broadway and Hollywood, Chassidic Nigunim and Yiddish Theatre, Jazz and Big Band, Cantorial, folk, gospel, bluegrass and more!

Jewish Music Week partners with many Toronto

organizations for the benefit of the entire community. All daytime events are free, and many of the Gala Evening Concerts benefit Toronto synagogues or local charities. With performances all over town, you won't have to travel far to enjoy a spectacular musical event. Join us – as a volunteer, a performer, a donor or a member of our audience. Jewish Music Week has something for everyone!



Artistic Director

Aliza Spiro


Board of Directors

Bill Sklar

Mathias Memmel

Steven Stein

Telephone Lady

Barbara Lazar

Sponsorship, Marketing & Media Relations

Michelle Levy

Volunteer Coordinator

Roza Berkowitz


Artists-in-Residence for JAM-Ex

(Jewish Arts & Music Exhibition)

Ian Leventhal

Melanie Siegel

Technical Liaison

Benjamin Shindman

Hospitality Director

Harriet Millstone



As we bring Jewish Music to the Greater Toronto Area, we are thrilled to be able to work in cooperation with the following marvelous Toronto organizations:

Academy for Jewish Religion



Azrieli Foundation

Barbara Frum Library




Bernard Betel Centre

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University


Columbus Centre Villa Charities


Committee for Yiddish of UJA Federation

Consul General of Israel to Toronto and Western Canada


Jewish Heritage Month


LulaWorld Festival


Miles Nadal JCC


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Prosserman JCC

Return Ministries

Schwartz Reisman Centre


Seven Wells Ministries


Toronto Workmen's Circle Foundation



Media Sponsors


We are especially grateful to our Media Sponsors whose partnerships enable us to reach out to the community:


Canadian Jewish News




Zoomer Media


Synagogue Partners 

Beth David Synagogue


Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda


Beth Sholom Synagogue


Beth Tikvah Synagogue


Beth Torah Congregation

Darchei Noam


Holy Blossom Temple

Shaarei Shomayim


Temple Sinai


The Kiever Synagogue

​The Song Shul




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