Call for art submissions

Call for Artists of all levels to submit works for the upcoming arts exhibit in the JCC Zack Gallery

“Community Longing and Belonging”
January 14-27, 2019

Themed art show: How do we make meaning of the concept of community, the real and the imagined spaces we inhabit? What does community longing look like and what are the possibilities for belonging in an ever changing world.

This is an unjuried call to artists of all levels, mixed ability, perspective, faith and social location to participate in a community art show in celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. Art will be exhibited at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver from January 14-27 in the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery.

Each artist will be given a 12×16 panel to explore this social condition. The panels will be available for pick up from October 17 onwards until we have run out. The panels are versatile and can be used with almost any medium: oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, encaustic, photography and news media.

Finished panels are to be returned, wired and ready to hang by January 9 at 4:00pm. Artists name and title of work should be included on the back of the panel.

There will be an opening for the exhibition on January 15 from 7:00-9:00pm, and artists will have the pleasure of inviting their friends and family to the event.

On opening night each piece will have a silent auction sheet attached. The bidding will be open for 10 days. Half of proceeds from the sales of the art with go to the artists, the other half to the Gallery and to support Inclusion programming. Artists whose works don’t sell will be asked to
retrieve their pieces after the show.

For more information and to pick up your panel contact Leamore Cohen, Inclusion Services Coordinator:


Vision of Inclusion

The JCC Inclusion Services recognizes that diverse needs come in various forms: physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. We seek to include all members within our diverse community from preschool to seniors. We are committed to a community where all individuals are valued for who they are and the gifts they possess. We believe in giving everyone their opportunity to shine.

Inclusion Services reflects the values of Jewish Life:

  • Derech Eretz – respectful behavior
  • Chesed – compassion
  • K’vod Habriot – encouraging dignity for all
  • Tikkun Olam  – repairing the world, making it a more connected place

Mission: Removing Barriers and Creating Choice 

The JCC Inclusion Services has a mission to educate, engage, train and support members with diverse needs and their families in our community. 

  • Educate through parent, youth and family education programs
  • Engage through adapting the physical, attitudinal, conversational and social environment so that all members may participate on an equal basis
  • Train through vocational, educational and social programs
  • Support through mentorship, social participation, recreational activities, advocacy, integration.

On their recent visit ti Israel, The Bagel Club visited Krembo Wings youth movement and participated in their programming.

Inclusion Services is grateful for the ongoing support of the Diamond Foundation and the Betty Averbach Foundation.