Located in the Jacobs Lounge on the main floor of the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, the Gallery provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their talent, share their stories and connect with the community through visual art.
Our exhibitions draw the viewer's attention to corners of everyday life, often challenging pre-existing opinions of culture, religious identity and social issues. Celebrate the powerful world of images and painting at The Gallery at the J.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artists of every generation have an historical lineage of masters who have themselves derived their paintings from a synthesis of what came before, married to their sense of self in the age they lived in. The artist cannot produce anything of merit ignoring this historical continuum. Painters today must reinstate the act of painting as an important means of communication and expression of humanity, re-establishing its true aesthetic cognitive values which have been demeaned, distorted and diminished by the prevailing cultural pretensions of our time.
Historically Jewish women were restricted in their participation of religious services. A new paradigm of synagogue ritual has emerged from including women in limited roles to full gender-equal participation. Women speak of their awakening to the power of prayer and to their deepest longings to serve their community as emissaries and conduits of prayer. These photos capture this sense of enormous pride and great joy in their accomplishments, and their love of Jewish ritual practice. Women of the Bimah is a participating exhibit of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.