Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival is celebrating its
15th anniversary of presenting the Canadian and international Jewish
culture scene through music, dance, film, theatre, visual art, workshops, and
rituals, a project so ambitious that it’s taken two years to organize.
The festival kicks off on Tuesday August 31st and goes through Monday,
September 6th showcasing more than 90 acts and 200 individual
artists hailing from over a dozen countries. Originally created by and for
Klezmer/Yiddish junkies, Ashkenaz has now grown to reflect the most
cutting-edge contemporary Jewish music and art, drawing a cross-cultural and
multi-generational audience eager to join in on the joyful synergy.
opportunity to share Jewish culture and values with the broader community and
it’s incredibly gratifying to see so large and multicultural an audience
enthusiastically embrace Jewish cultural forms.”
– Eric Stein, Ashkenaz Artistic Director
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