Three people look at photos hanging on a gallery wallLocated in the Jacobs Lounge on the main floor of the Miles Nadal JCC, the Gallery provides a platform for both 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 5:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Gallery info: (416) 924-6211 x250

    Gallery Coordinator Deanna Di Lello; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Looking for an audience? The Gallery at the J is searching for artists to participate in our 2020-2021 season. The selected artists will receive excellent exposure thanks to the 1,000 members and guests visiting the gallery each month.

    The MNjcc strives to be an inclusive and welcoming hub for healthy and joyful community, anchored in Jewish value. We have found that many of those values are universal and the Gallery at the J is the perfect opportunity to explore them together.

    Q: What is the size of the gallery?

    A: The gallery has 500 square feet of non-linear hanging space.


    Q: How many people visit the gallery a month?

    A: Our gallery doubles as our member’s lounge with approximately 1,000 members and guests frequenting the space.


    Abstract black, white and yellow paintingSeptember 6 - October 31, 2019

    I love to be creative and constantly challenge myself to get to another unknown level. To me, inspiration is part of who we are, what we see, how we see it, hear it and smell it. It comes from within our inner souls and is our own unique internal language. I start with a white canvas or a canvas I have put some texture or ground on before painting. I sometimes figure out my colour combinations before applying paint or just go with it and see what happens experimenting with colour.

    My work has definitely changed over time with retirement, travel and life’s experiences. Today, my passion is painting abstracts with acrylic where I am trying new ways of getting to somewhere where my work is pleasing to my eye.

    About the Artist

    Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Lynn showed aptitude and talent at an early age. In addition to watercolours, Lynn loves to work with acrylics, oils, and mixed media. She is also skilled with bronze and clay sculpting. Another interest she has is in working with encaustic, where she combines found rusty items and traditional techniques to create some truly glorious industrial work. Her abstract work reflects imagination and intuition, focusing on shapes, values, colours, textures and recently mark-making. Lynn has shown her work many times in the Bayview Art Show, Don Valley Art Club, Forest Hill Club, North Toronto Group of Artists and a few Toronto restaurants.

    The work of Lynn Spencer is for sale. Support local artists. Bring art into your life.

    100mezuz SMLOctober 31 – November 27, 2019
    Tues November 5, 2:30 pm guided tour

    Combining contemporary photography and archival research, this original exhibition takes visitors on a journey across Poland with young Warsaw-based artists and Judaica designers, Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar. Visitors will receive a behind-the-scenes look at their remarkable project to locate and preserve traces of mezuzot still found on doorposts of homes, gateways and apartments across Poland. They cast a bronze mezuzah from a mold made out of the space left behind by the mezuzah that once hung there. They create meaningful, beautiful Jewish ritual objects for today’s home while commemorating Jewish homes abandoned during the Holocaust. To date, Helena and Aleksander have visited over 70 cities and towns, extending their journeys into Ukraine, Belarus and Romania. The exhibition highlights a handful of the more than one hundred mezuzot they have created under the banner of their company, MI POLIN. Discover MI POLIN’s surprising and inspiring story of making Jewish art in Poland today.
    Co-presented by The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Fentster and The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Generously supported by the UJA Kultura Collective.

    See other events around the city by Mi Polin on The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre website, and see other Holocaust Education Week events at the MNjcc here.


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001