The Ashkenaz Festival, the largest Jewish cultural event in Canada
and one of the prestigious of its kind, takes place at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre
in just over a month (August 31st – September 6th). Have you
started making plans to attend? Presenting music, dance, film, theater, workshops,
and more, Ashkenaz provides the opportunity for festival-goers to share and
connect with Jewish culture, immersing themselves in the diversity of the performers.
this year’s featured amazingly talented artists include 14-piece Gypsy supergroup The Other
Europeans, avant-garde opera of Frank London’s “A Night in the Old Marketplace,”
pan-Mediterranean funksters Balkan Beat Box, Bosnian-Ladino legend Flory
Jagoda, and all-female Persian/middle-Eastern fusion group Divahn.
the current festival schedule, but details may change, so be sure to check the
Ashkenaz is a wonderful weekend for the entire family, and Toronto is a “dream city” for a vacation of families with kids. There is so much to do. So if you are looking for an “end of summer” celebration, this could be the perfect opportunity to join family fun with some Jewish culture.