Ashkenaz is a charitable non-profit organization and produces its biennial festival as a community service.

Most festival programming is available FREE to the public, making high quality Jewish arts fully accessible to youth, students, seniors, young families, and low-income groups.

The world-class quality of Ashkenaz is recognized by generous support from the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and from all levels of government through competitive granting programs.  But this is only a third of the equation.

We need your help to continue to produce the outstanding programming you’ve come to expect from us.  We cannot produce the festival without the support of individuals in our community, people who believe in Ashkenaz’s mission to support the preservation and evolution of Yiddish and Jewish culture. In the great Jewish tradition of “tzedakah,” individual donors provide Ashkenaz with the vital resources to present a world-class festival celebrating the beauty and richness of Yiddish and Jewish culture, ensuring its survival for generations to come.

Your support allows us to provide over 60,000 music and arts enthusiasts with direct access to renowned international performers and outstanding local and regional talent.  Ashkenaz has also been instrumental in the careers of many musicians and artists working in Jewish traditions and continues to support emerging talent through performance opportunities, workshops, and special commissions.

Ashkenaz offers a variety of patron benefits to its valued donors.  All patrons receive a charitable tax receipt and acknowledgement in our Festival Program Book and website.  Every donation also comes with the nakhes of knowing that you have helped bring to life this wonderful event, and have supported Jewish culture, internationally and in our own community.