Event: The Baycrest Legacy: A look back at Cecil Street
Location: Baycrest Health Sciences, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M6A 2E1. Bathurst Street entrance.
When: May 1 until June 28.
Project Collaborators: the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Topic: The story of Baycrest began in 1913 when a courageous group of women recognized a need for support of the Jewish elderly in Toronto, and then rallied a community to meet that need.
Take a walk down memory lane. This parade of historical photos, descriptors and artefacts tells the story of Baycrest from its humble beginnings as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks’ Home on Cecil Street. Follow our nearly 100 year history of the people, places and events that helped shape our development into a world leader in care of the elderly, cognitive neuroscience and education.
Built on the principle of kol Yisrael arevim zeh ba-zeh - that all Jews are responsible for one another - community support remains the foundation of Baycrest today.
Event: An oral history project and mixed media display.
Location: Baycrest Health Sciences, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M6A 2E1. Water Cooler, main floor, Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged.
When: April 17 – June 3.
Reception: To be held on April 17, 2 to 4 p.m. for participating clients/families, Museum Studies faculty, and students. Media release available.
Project Collaborators:The University of Toronto’s faculty of Museum Studies (students: Vanessa Tamburro, Naomi Lerman and Tobie Miller), and the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.
Sponsored by provided by the Centre for Jewish Studies and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
Topic: Can an object spark a memory? This exhibit is about storytelling, spoken history, and memories triggered by objects, using artefacts from Baycrest’s own collection. Oral stories were collected from residents and patients from Baycrest’s Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged and the Hospital and are portrayed in a mixed media display. The residents’ stories will be presented and a space (the Water Cooler) will be used to encourage further reflection, learning, and storytelling.
Event: ‘Duets; Portraits of Aging and the Art of Care’ photography exhibit, Contact Photography festival (website live April 2nd).
Location: Baycrest Health Sciences, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M6A 2E1 Winter Garden, North wall, Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged (main floor).
When: May 1 – June 28.
Reception: On Wednesday, May 1st, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Winter Garden, Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged.
Topic: A picture is worth a thousand words. This photo essay of touching portraits, taken by photographer Debra Friedman, shows the importance of respecting the elder through the complex relationship that develops between a client and a carer.
As part of the Contact Photography Festival, this special series features residents from our long-term care facility and carers from Baycrest including nurses, clinicians and private companions.
Event: Screening of Theodor Herzl documentary ‘My Herzl’ (Baycrest’s exhibition is featured in the video).
Location: Baycrest Channel.
Time: Throughout May.
Topic: An intimate documentary about the private life of Theodor Herzl. To Eli, a Jerusalem documentary filmmaker, Herzl is a washed out icon. In the eyes of his Canadian brother-in-law, one of the world’s most avid collectors of Herzl memorabilia, Herzl is an inspiring superstar. David attempts to convince his Israeli brother-in-law of the relevance of Herzl. But will he succeed? An unconventional documentary, this film is a personal look at the man who inspired so many – and his legacy which is still under debate.
Event: An exhibit organized by The Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs
Location: The Assembly Room, The Joseph E. and Minnie Wagman Centre at Terraces of Baycrest, 55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto, ON.
Time: April 19th – June 21st.
Public hours: Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday – no viewings, Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m.
Topic: Photographs in this exhibit show slices of Jewish life in Canada throughout our nation's history: the first settlement, establishment of communities of all shapes and sizes, and activities that went beyond the community to influence Canada’s evolution as a country. This display was made possible in collaboration with The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
Event: Museum tours, Cover Thy Head.
Location: Every Tuesday in May at 2pm in the Museum.
Contact: Cassandra Zita (Museum Assistant).
Event: Creative Art Studio Holocaust butterfly project art installation; Jewish themed art on display in the CAS.
Location: Gazebo in Winter Garden and CAS studio.
Time: April 22nd- May 31st.
Contact: Brenda Lass (Arts Specialist), Aviva (facilitator).
About: Baycrest residents, volunteers, students and staff came together to produce butterflies using mixed media to submit to the Butterfly Project taking place at the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Inspired by a poem written by Pavel Friedman, who perished in Auschwitz in 1944, the museum is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies, to commemorate the 1.5 million children who were murdered in the Holocaust.
Event: Music Therapy programming and concert.
Location: Parkland Oceanside Day Centre for Seniors.
Time: May 3, 10, 24.
Contact: Shoshanna Yaakobi (Holocaust Resource Coordinator).
About: Baycrest's Café Europa is a special, bi-weekly drop-in place for Holocaust survivors living in the community to come and enjoy a social morning. The Café is for people who survived concentration camps, labour camps, exile, were in hiding or members of resistance and partisan groups.
Students from Linda Montgomery’s ‘Drawing Translation Design Course’ depicted five scientists work from the Rotman Research Institute in poster form and stamps. Scroll through their creative visions. Learn more about the Scientists.