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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!

OUR TEAM

 

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


Partners

 

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

 

Ashkenaz

Azrieli Foundation

Barbara Frum Library

 

Baycrest

 

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

 

Jazz.FM91

 

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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