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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 (Passover) - Sundays, Mar 24 and Apr 7, 1-3 pm

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

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


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

We See Toronto: An Inclusive Viewpoint of Our City

A JDAIM exhibit


Once again a talented team of photographers with disabilities took to the streets and scenes of Toronto. The MNjcc’s Disability/Visibility Program brought them together, and they reveled in the challenge of making pictures that truly show you their vision of Toronto. The result is an exhibition that shows just how differently we all see the same place on the map of our world. Through the images you see, their voices are added to the rich history of art depicting the history of one the greatest cities in the world. Inclusion comes from understanding and embracing difference. These young and enthusiastic artists are showing people how they see your city, their city, OUR CITY!



The Disability/Visibility Photography Project is an arts-based program created for young adults, between the ages of 18-35, who identify with the lived experience of disability. They all have an interest in learning about the art of photography. Together, alongside the mentorship of local, award-winning photographer, Steve Kean, participants developed their individual photography knowledge and skills, which culminated in this gallery show. Over the course of the 8-week program, participants, individually and collaboratively, had the opportunity to explore disability, identity, and community in-person in various locations throughout the city.

This exhibit runs from February 3 to 29, 2024.

We See Toronto - An inclusive Viewpoint of our City with a photo of 2 condos and the CN to


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)   


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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:

Mar 16

Apr 20

May 11

Jun 15


Annual Beverley Fingerhut Memorial Lecture: Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment - Thursday, Apr 11, 1-2:30 pm

2:30-3:30 pm - In-person only afternoon tea social

Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment celebrates the extraordinary Canadian women painters, weavers, photographers, beadworkers and sculptors from a century ago, explores the diversity of women creators from coast to coast to coast – many of whom have been neglected by traditional art history – and challenges the notion of the quintessential Canadian artist. Join us virtually or in-person at the Miles Nadal JCC, including afternoon tea! Guest speaker: Sarah Milroy, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection


Time to Yourself: An Art Making Workshop - Thursday, Mar 21, 7-8:30 pm 

Partake in the practice of play! Parents and caregivers are invited to explore and create while taking time to reflect on their lives and roles. Bring your most and least favourite toys to draw, paint, and collage with. Facilitator Rachael Grad’s exhibit Motherhood Hit Me Like a Train will be on display in The Gallery at the J from March 5- 27. 

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