Love the Stranger

Showcasing a Century of Jewish Immigration and Support for Newcomers


In honour of JIAS’s 100th anniversary, the Ontario Jewish Archives has curated a free public exhibit. Love the Stranger showcases the waves of Jewish immigration to Canada over the past century and includes the central role JIAS played in integrating these immigrants into the fabric of Canada.

Love the Stranger also extends to the present, showing the commitment of today’s Canadian Jews to helping displaced people from around the world, whether due to persecution, conflict, or natural disasters. Because we, too, were “strangers in a strange land,” Canadian Jews continue to provide life-changing support for refugees through private sponsorship, philanthropy, and volunteerism.

This travelling exhibit is open to the public in the following locations:

Monday, March 27 – Friday, April 28, 2023:
Lipa Green Centre, Sherman Community Campus
4600 Bathurst St.

Sunday, April 30, 2023:
Limmud Festival
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Law,
78 Queens Park, Toronto

Monday, May 1-Wednesday May 31, 2023:
Barbara Frum Library
20 Covington Rd, North York