top of page

visual arts



Enjoy professional instruction in a small group environment. Learn wheel and hand-building techniques, including pinch pot, coil and slab methods. Open to participants of varying levels.  Beginners welcome.



Pottery (for adults)

Create something uniquely yours! Participants will learn wheel and hand building techniques, including pinch pot, coil and slab methods. Open to participants of varying levels. Instructor: Carolynn Bloomer. To register 416-924-6211 x0. For more information 416.924.6211 x6251.


I Made it out of Clay (Mezuzah Making) - Sundays, Jun 2 and Jun 9, 1-3 pm

Join us for a hands-on pottery workshops for youth ages 6-12.

Make your own Mezuzah! Part 1 will be sculpting, Part 2 will be painting.

Special Programs
The Gallery at the J

JAM-Ex 2024

Our Annual Jewish Art and Music Week Gallery Exhibit

Jewish Music Week is proud to feature student artwork as part of JAM-Ex.


The participating schools this year are:

Associated Hebrew Schools

Netivot HaTorah Day School

Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School

The Toronto Heschel School


The JAM-Ex theme this year is Jewish Music Around The World, and we know you will enjoy viewing these creative art pieces from gifted students. JAM-Ex is curated by Melanie Siegel (JMW Artist-in-Residence) and Ian Leventhal, and made possible through the generosity of Wendy Posluns and Lewis Mitz. We are very grateful for their help and support! We thank the teachers who guide and nurture the talents of these young artists, and of course, we are indebted to the creativity, vision and imagination of the artists whose work in this exhibit is an inspiration for all of us!


- Aliza Spiro, Jewish Music Week Artistic Director

This exhibit runs from May 3-29, 2024.

JAM-EX - Gallery  - Insta+Wix.png


Call for Submissions

The Gallery at the J is seeking artists and partner organizations to participate in our 2024 season! We are attracted to artwork that tells a story. We want our viewers to experience a journey - yours and theirs. 

Artists and organizations are asked to examine universal values through a Jewish lens. Each month has been assigned a theme/subject which represent a selection of our core principles. Please carefully review the criteria before submitting. (We acknowledge the additional themes associated with months of the year such as Asian Heritage Month and Black History Month. If there are themes and subjects you are not seeing that you feel we should include, please write to for future consideration)   


Please click these links for additional information:




Restorative Creativity - Saturdays, 2-4 pm

Shabbat is a great time to slow down and get closer to the world around you, to engage your senses and your sense of wonder by observing and processing our experiences through mark- and art-making. Using the Jewish Studio Process, we’ll gather in textual inquiry and art-making, ground ourselves with restorative creativity, let our minds wander with materials in hand, and nourish ourselves with deep play.

Upcoming dates:

May 25

Jun 15

bottom of page