Monday, May 25, 2020
Dr. Gould teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including an intensive cultural documentation graduate field school that introduces students to the skills and techniques of ethnographic fieldwork such as audio-recorded interviewing, observational writing, and photography. Her research interests examine Jewish expressive culture, often through the lens of food. She has published journal articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Toronto blueberry buns, to the comfort meal sometimes known as a “hole-in-the-middle,” to a resident-led Sabbath Tea at the Terraces at Baycrest. Her current research explores the everyday and holiday customs of non-Orthodox Jews.
Joshua’s research focuses on the revival of Jewish organizational and cultural life in the late Soviet Union. He holds master's degrees in journalism from Columbia University and European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Toronto. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Tablet, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, among other publications. He lives in Toronto.
At the OJA and Neuberger, Dara has developed new partnerships and outreach initiatives to engage a broad public in the community’s Jewish heritage. Prior to joining the OJA, Solomon was the Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco, where she was responsible for curating the museum’s inaugural exhibition seasons. Solomon holds a M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Religion and Art History from University of Toronto.