Jewish Heritage Month

  • Large brick building, three stained glass windows, and the words 'Oshawa Hebrew Congregation' carved above the door
  • Sepia toned photograph of a large group of people, photographed outside at a picnic
  • Streetscape, showing three storey brick buildings. One building has a sign for Pianos and has a piano keys mural on the side
  • Newspaper article with headline: "Synagogue is opened in Colorful Ceremony"
  • Black and white photograph of the interior of a clothing shop, and two men are looking at jackets

May is Jewish Heritage Month, officially recognized by the Canadian federal government in March 2018. During this month, we celebrate and honour the contributions made by members of the Jewish Community and the rich culture and heritage.

Online Resources

Online Lectures

Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series

Jewish-Canadian History: An Oshawa Perspective

The OM shares its latest research, as part of an ongoing effort to tell a more inclusive history of our community. As Oshawa approaches its 100th anniversary, the Oshawa Museum has been researching people, places, and events, seeking to tell a more inclusive history. Join archivist Jennifer Weymark as she shares early Jewish history in Canada, focusing Oshawa and those who worked together to build strong networks, spaces, and communities.

Blog Posts

Reflections from a Summer Student

By Grace A., Summer Student I spent the majority of my summer at the Oshawa Museum researching the city’s early Jewish community. As Jennifer Weymark…

Discover Historic Oshawa

Read about the places that served as community gathering spaces and places of worship

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