The Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre will be hosting three events between the dates of May 25th to 28th, to help celebrate Windsor’s diversity alongside Canada’s 150th anniversary. The events celebrate art, music and spoken word – all hosted at the Windsor Jewish Community Centre located at 1641 Ouellette Ave., in Windsor, Ontario.
“It’s celebrating our diversity in Canada … Our diversity in Windsor, because it’s one of the more diverse cities in the country. And even the diversity of Windsor’s Jewish community,” said Jay Katz, executive director of the WJCC.
Beginning on Thursday, the WJCC will host the DiverseCity Art Show, beginning at 7 p.m. Twenty-one pieces from 14 Ontario artists will be on display, ranging from paintings to sculptures to multimedia works. The exhibit will be on display until June 16, and the artwork is available for purchase.
That same night, the Light of the East Ensemble will perform a concert featuring music in English, Hebrew, Arabic, and Yiddish. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC’s Freed/Orman Auditorium. Windsor’s HNM Dance Company will perform an overture at the event. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $20.
The WJCC will complete its Canada 150 celebrations on Sunday with a Moth-style storytelling event – where participants will share their stories on ‘Why We Like Being in Canada.’
“We have immigrants in the Jewish community, we have refugees in the Jewish community,” Katz said. “We have first, second, third, fourth, fifth-generation Canadians in the Jewish community.”