Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Victor Helfand, First Narayever-#3, 2015-2017
Victor Helfand, First Narayever-#3
Victor Helfand, First Narayever #2, 2015-2017
Victor Helfand, First Narayever #2
Victor Helfand, First Narayever #1, 2015-2017
Victor Helfand, First Narayever #1
2017 Open Exhibition

Victor Helfand
Women of the Bimah

April 29–May 25, 2017
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave

Historically, Jewish women were restricted in their participation of religious services. A new paradigm of synagogue ritual has emerged, ranging from 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.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.