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Zumba!
Apr 23, 2014

Lets get ready to Zumba! There are a lot of opportunities coming up for your entire family to get moving to the music and have a blast! Zumba Fitness Clases happening at our regular times (below) with our amazing instructors. Mother’s Day Zumba Special offer designed for moms and their kids to celebrate together throughout the month. Get a workout and spend quality time! This Zumba Special runs…


Wishing you a Happy Passover | Holiday Hours
Apr 14, 2014

With Passover beginning, we want to wish you and yours a happy and healthy Passover from everyone at Prosserman JCC! Enjoy great Seders, spend time with family and celebrate the history and freedom that this holiday represents! There’s nothing better than quality time with those close to us, enjoy the time off and Chag Sameach! See below for our Holiday Hours and a short video for kids that…


A Senior Membership Means Amazing Opportunities!
Mar 21, 2014

We’ve got plenty of amazing opportunities coming up for our Senior Members!Join the JCC Community TODAY as a Senior Member and take advantage of amazing offers! What’s coming up on the calendar? How about a shopping trip to Buffalo! We will take you to get the best deals around! Circle March 25 on your calendar but make sure to register early! Call: 416-638-1881 ext. 4235 What’s…


Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp's CENTREtainment!
Mar 18, 2014

Starting off with The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp's CENTREtainment DJ class, kids can now mash-up their favourite tunes and learn about behind-the-scenes tricks to create original songs starting March 25! CENTREtainment DJ 1.0 teaches beat matching, scratching, loops and hot cues with a follow-up class next fall where kids will then create music videos! PLUS all junior DJs will create their very…


Don't let your kids stay at home this March Break, Sign them up for Centre Camp before its too late!
Feb 18, 2014

Get your kids to spend their days playing sports and taking part in awesome activities instead of sitting in front of the TV all March Break long! Centre Camp is THE place to be this coming break, your kids will be around awesome role models and be part of an enthusiastic Jewish kids community! Centre Camp offers a wide range of activities and guarantees spectacular memories to be made.  Camp…


Spring/Summer Registration is LIVE! Check out the new program guide!
Feb 18, 2014

Spring/Summer Registration is now open and we have a BRAND NEW program guide filled with everything you need need to know about the happenings at Prosserman JCC! View the guide at: http://bit.ly/1bw4c3P


THE senior discount you must take advantage of!
Feb 11, 2014

Retired? We are here to keep you busy! Meet new people and join the community while having fun and learning with our film, art, games, literature programs, fitness and more. Your membership entitles you to be part of this great community with a wide variety of programs to fit your interests. For example... Join Osnat Lippa for “Treasures of the Guggenheim”, where will look at some of the…


Special Offer from the BEST camp in the GTA
Jan 29, 2014

Quite possibly the BEST camp in the GTA… The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp offers a full camping program at TWO locations: Toronto and Vaughan. Plus… Multiple break camps including March Break and Passover. With a variety of camps suited for all ages, Centre Camp is the perfect way for your kids to enjoy the break. Take advantage of the offer below…


Nanny Robina at Prosserman JCC Jan. 28!
Jan 22, 2014

Everyone’s favourite parenting expert, Nanny Robina, is coming to Prosserman JCC! Join us on January 28th from 7:30-9 p.m. for this incredible parenting workshop! Focused on “Toddler and Preschool Shenanigans”, the workshop is designed to help you cope with the challenges and provide your little ones with the tools to get through it all! Have the toddler and preschool tantrums begun?…


Daycare parents! Registration for 2014/2015 started this month!
Jan 17, 2014

Know someone in need of daycare in Toronto? Looking for one with extended hours and rooted in Jewish faith? Look no further! Registration for 2014/2015 started this month at Prosserman JCC. The David and Esther Freiman Childhood Education Centre is home to our daycare and preschool programs. Let us provide a safe, educational and inspirational environment from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm! If you haven't…


Resolutions are resolved at Prosserman JCC
Jan 7, 2014

Prosserman wants to help you be your best in 2014 with our incredible fitness programs offered FREE with a gym membership! Resolutions are resolved here! One great way we recommend is our special New Year’ Resolutions offer: Five personal training sessions with a senior personal trainer for just $300 (a value of $423.75). We also have a variety of new classes and a new women’s only fitness…


Weather Update for Monday, December 23rd
Dec 23, 2013

The power has been restored at Sherman Campus, including the Prosserman JCC.  The Prosserman JCC will reopen tomorrow as usual.  Thank you for your patience during this time.  


Yogabilities: NEW for October!
Oct 8, 2013

It’s proven that a yoga routine may be beneficial for children with special needs and/or learning disabilities. With this in mind, Prosserman JCC introduces Yogabilites this October for kids aged 4-10 years! Yogabilites will help develop body awareness, motor skills, coordination of both sides of the body, as well as balance. Additionally, it provides an opportunity to increase children’s…


“I Love Lucy” day trip October 30!
Oct 4, 2013

On Wednesday, October 30, spend a fun-filled afternoon taking a trip back to the 1950s and experience the Desilu Studios as they “film” two episodes of the beloved sitcom, “I Love Lucy”! The show offers a television studio host, 50’s-style live musical commercials and highlights the Tropicana Nightclub featuring “The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra” performing energetic…


JCC Chai Sports: FUNdamentals
Sep 23, 2013

It’s that time again! The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing colour and the kids are back to school. We know that this can be a stressful time for parents but never fear, Prosserman JCC has you covered with some awesome after school programs! FUNdamentals is an early development sports program offered by JCC Chai Sports. The programs are instructor led, non-competitive, structured…


Movie Under the Stars
Aug 25, 2013 to Jul 25, 2013

Prosserman JCC's Movie Under the Stars Proudly Presents: How to Train Your Dragon On August 25th at 7:30pm you and your friends and family can enjoy a popular kid's movie on the Sherman Campus lawn under the stars! We will be showing the fun adventure movie, How to Train Your Dragon! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Registration opens in early July and tickets will be  available at an early bird discount…


The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp Celebrates Israel!
Jul 1, 2013 to Aug 30, 2013

There are a lot of reasons why The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp is one of the best camps in the GTA! One of the biggest  reasons is the Jewish experience we offer to our campers and the community. Judaic programming is a central part of our camp experience. Judaica started out as a specialty program, but we knew it had to be raised to greater heights because of our love of Jewish culture and…


Annual Social Painting Class Exhibit
Jun 24, 2013 to Jun 24, 2013

Come see the hard work and talent of our social painting class on June 24th from 2-4pm! In the lobbies of the Prosserman JCC along and the Lipa Green building, our students work wil lbe displayed, and you can meet the artists and their coach. Refreshments will follow in room 123. We hope to see you all there!


Game On Road Hockey Tournament
Jun 23, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013

It’s Game On for a Great Cause!!!! Come out for a day of great road hockey on June 23rd at the Prosserman JCC at Sherman Campus.   By scoring goals and making saves, we will be raising funds so special needs children can go to summer camp and play in sports programs across the GTA. The tournament features several divisions for youth and one for adults as well. The day includes entertainment,…


Date Correction for Movie Mondays: Avalon
Jun 17, 2013 to Jun 17, 2013

We would like to make the following correction to our e-blast which was sent out earlier today. Movie Mondays will be showing the film, Avalon, on June 17th at 1pm not Jully 22nd. We apologize for the error.


The Summer Weight Loss Challenge!
Jun 17, 2013 to Aug 31, 2013

The Summer Weight Loss Challenge is a free program that will run through July and August. In order to participate you must reserve your spot in the competition. Space is limited. Each participant will work on his/her own following the workouts that we provide. However, the participant will have the option of working on his/her own routine or work with his/her own trainer. On the other hand, the workouts…


Red Cross Babysitting at the Prosserman JCC
Jun 7, 2013 to Jun 7, 2013

Sign up for Red Cross Babysitting! Participants will learn to feed a baby, change a diaper, prepare a simple meal, play games with children of all ages, prevent injuries and handle emergencies. Ages 11+ Friday June 7th, 2012 9:00am 5:00pm | FEE: $75 (lunch and snacks included) To view or print out our flyer please click here For more information or to register please contact 416.638.1881…


What's New with Adults, Boomers & Beyond?
Jun 5, 2013 to Jul 30, 2013

Our Adults, Boomers & Beyond department is always offering diverse, creative and unique programs that will get you learning, socializing and having fun! Here's a look at some of the popular programs we'll be running this summer. Keep in mind, that spots are filling up fast! Click on any of the links below to learn more about a program: Shout - Stage West Four Great Verismo Operas with iain Scott…


Meet Sandi Cole, Our Prenatal Specialist
May 29, 2013 to May 29, 2013

The Prosserman JCC offers several programs each session geared towards prenatal learning and fitness.  Coming up in May is PRENATAL COUPLES COURSE, where Sandi Cole teaches a two part course for couples to prepare for labour and delivery. The sessions will place emphasis on understanding labour, relaxation techniques, comfort measures and provides an introduction to interventions. Kosher…


Monthly Informal Book Group
May 27, 2013 to May 27, 2013

Looking to read some provocative and interesting books? Prefer a more relaxed, engaging and peer-led book club? Join the Monthly Informal Book Group brought to you by The Centre for Dynamic Learning! This month we'll be reading "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. Monday May 27 1-3pm The Lipa Green Building - Room 3 Fee: $5 To register please call 416.638.1881 ext. 4235


UJA's Walk with Israel on May 26th
May 26, 2013 to May 26, 2013

By participating in this year’s UJA Walk with Israel, you are proudly declaring to the world-at-large your support for, and love of, the people of Israel. Funds raised through the Walk with Israel support a number of UJA’s ongoing, transformative programs and initiatives throughout the Jewish state, including the immigration and absorption of new olim (new immigrants), as well as programs…


Fitness Members Appreciation on May 22nd
May 22, 2013 to May 22, 2013

Join us on May 22nd from 8am-4pm in our Fitness Centre for a Members Appreciation Event! Dress up in '70s, 80s or '90s wardrobe for a fun photo contest! There will also fitness challenge where you can win lots of great prizes and vendors for your to peruse and enjoy. For more information please call 416.638.1881 ext.4000 or email maria@prossermanjcc.com. We hope to see you all there tomorrow!


May Holiday Hours & Group Exercise Schedule
May 14, 2013 to May 20, 2013

TUESDAY MAY 14TH 2013 FITNESS HOURS: 6 AM – 7 PM NO EVENING CLASSES   WEDNESDAY MAY 15TH 2013 FITNESS HOURS: 6 AM – 7 PM NO EVENING CLASSES   THURSDAY MAY 16TH 2013 FITNESS HOURS: 6 AM – 7 PM NO EVENING CLASSES   MONDAY MAY 20TH 2013 FITNESS HOURS: 7 AM – 7 PM Group Exercise Schedule:   9:30am           Spin 9:30am    …


Free Members Appreciation Breakfast
May 8, 2013

Join us to kick off Jewish Heritage Month with a members appreciation breakfast in our lounge. Wednesday May 8th from10:00am-11:30am Please RSVP to Karen Goldstein at karen@prossermanjcc.com before May 6th. We hope to see you all there! 


New Volunteer Yoga Class at the Prosserman JCC!
May 5, 2013

The Prosserman JCC Fitness and Health Department is offering another volunteer yoga class starting Sunday May 5th from 9:30am-10:30am. On top of this, every week you can find a fitness program that suits you. Have a look at our group exercise schedule and find the perfect class, day and time to fit your busy life. Group Exercise Schedule To register please call 416.638.1881 ext. 4000  


Golf Fitness: Pre-season Package
May 2, 2013

GOLF FITNESS: PRE-SEASON PACKAGE at Schwartz/Reisman Centre - Vaughan4 one-hour Golf Personal Training Sessions and personalized programming. Certified by Titleist Performance Institute. Bonus: Free bio-mechanical golf assessment ($50 value).PLAY BETTER & PLAY LONGER. Your swing is only as accurate as your physical capabilities. BENEFITS:Target golf-specific muscles.Increase strength,…


May is Jewish Heritage Month
May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013

To honour the immense contributions of the Jewish community throughout Ontario, May has been proclaimed as Jewish Heritage Month across the province. With over 200,000 Jews, Ontario has the largest Jewish population in Canada. The act which was passed in Fall 2013 procilaims: “Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational…


Nourish you Jewish Soul Through Study and Song
May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013

The holiday of Shavuot, which begins at sundown on Tuesday May 14th, marks the moment when the People of Israel stood at Sinai and experienced Revelation. The Giving of Torah was a significant and transformative event in our collective history and we remember and relive that experience each year on this day. The Toronto Jewish community is fortunate to be offered a unique communal program called “Where…


Enjoy Mary Poppins on Stage with the Prosserman JCC
Apr 24, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013

Everyone can use a day away along with some great theatre, entertainment and friends! Join us for a lovely afternoon and enjoy Mary Poppins live on stage! Magic and adventure abound, and lives are transformed, when the peculiar Mary Poppins arrives on the doorstep of the Banks household on London’s Cherry Tree Lane. Experience the enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs,…


Yom Ha'atzmaut Across the City!
Apr 15, 2013 to Apr 21, 2013

Three locations and one week of celebration! Celebrate the birth of the Jewish state and the strength of its people. Presented by JCCs of Greater Toronto and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Tuesday April 16th  Program Location 8:00-9:30 am Israeli Breakfast Lounge 10:00-10:30 am Israeli Dance for Children & Parents (ages 2-3) 211 10:30-11:00 am Israeli Dance for Children & Parents…


Programs your Kids will Love!
Apr 9, 2013 to Apr 14, 2013

The Prosserman JCC offers many great programs that will keep your kids busy, entertained and learning! Here are two popular programs that are filling up fast for the spring/summer: Deborah's Sing Along (Movin N Groovin) A dynamic music program with Deborah Maes and her guitar. There will be an emphasis on singing, movement and rhythm awareness. Parent and tots will share in music making through singing,…


New Program: BORSHT BELT AND BUBBA MEINSES
Apr 8, 2013 to Apr 8, 2013

The Prosserman JCC is proud to offer this unique program! If you love Yiddish and want to converse and enjoy good company this is the program for you. “M’vet a bisl redn un lakhn un esn”. Don’t worry, only a little Yiddish is necessary...you’ll blossom from there. For more information or to register: ProssermanJCC: 416.638.1881 x4235 United Jewish People’s Order:…


MOMMYtalks Brought to you by the Prosserman JCC!
Apr 7, 2013 to Apr 7, 2013

let's talk! join us for a seminar that teaches you everything you need to know about being mommy.     Sunday, Apr 7/2013 (27 Nisan 5773) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm about the seminar: Bring your kids to an exciting children's program while you hear amazing speakers, eat a delicious sit down lunch, network with other Jewish women and shop at our fantastic mini mall. about the speakers: Marina…


New Programs are Blooming at the Prosserman JCC!
Apr 1, 2013 to Apr 1, 2013

Here's a peak at two popular programs for Adults this spring and summer! Borsht Belt and Bubba Meinses If you love Yiddish and want to enjoy conversation and good company this is the program for you. “M’vet a bisl redn un lakhn un esn”. Don’t worry, only a little Yiddish is necessary...you’ll blossom from there. For more information or to register: ProssermanJCC: 416.638.1881…


Refer-A-Friend to the Prosserman JCC
Mar 31, 2013

Bring a Friend to the Prosserman JCC and Reap the Rewards! AAt the Goldie Fitness Centre at the Prosserman JCC all fitness members can refer a friend or a family member, and if they sign up for a membership you will get a Prosserman JCC fitness bag and two passes! Please email Sarah or call 416.638.1881. ext. 4000 to register or for more information.


Free Family Skate on March 24th!
Mar 24, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013

Join us at Pavillion Ice Arena on March 24th from 3pm-5pm for a FREE Family Skate. Your whole family can also enjoy face painting, a photo booth and live dj entertainment for kids of all ages. First 100 to register will receive a free ministick! To register please call 416.638.1881 x4235 before March 22nd Space is limited!   Address: 130 Racco Pkwy Vaughan, ON L4J 8X9 We hope to see you…


Important Information for our Family Skate
Mar 24, 2013 to Mar 24, 2013

If you received our e-blast you are now confirmed for our Free Family Skate on Sunday March 24th! Please remember: Bring your helmet Bring your skates All children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian All particpants must complete and bring the waiver which you can find by clicking here (one waiver per participant not groups or families) Children under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian…


Prosserman JCC Wants to Help you Celebrate Passover!
Mar 13, 2013 to Mar 20, 2013

We are proud to offer you 3 great Passover programs that can help you learn, have fun and spend more time with your loved ones. How to Make your Sedar More Meaningful March 13 7:30-9pm $12 By walking participants through several new editions of the Haggadah along with the distribution of additional material culled from a wide variety of sources, Rabbi Wayne Allen will provide registrants…


The Bridge of Hope
Mar 12, 2013 to Mar 12, 2013

The Prosserman JCC hopes you will take a chance to walk down the newly installed Bridge of Hope exhibition that connects us to Lipa Green. This project honours the legacies of the Mutual Benefit Societies which were formed by groups of Jews, often from the same town or region to help the greater Jewish community.  The Bridge of Hope honours the legacy of these societies, and by telling…


FREE Purim Carnival & Circus Show at the Prosserman JCC!
Feb 24, 2013 to Feb 24, 2013

3rd Show Added at 9:30am! Dress up in your favourite costume, celebrate Purim at the ProssermanJCC with your family while enjoying an amazing Circus performance by The Infinite Fantasy Circus Family! Sunday February 24th from 9:30am - 12:00pm, this popular circus act will perform. Due to popular demand, we will be having two shows (10:30am and 11:30am). Seating is very limited so please register by…


Celebrate Purim!
Feb 23, 2013 to Feb 24, 2013

A Sample of the Purim Offering Across Some of the Synagogues in Toronto Holy Blossom, 1950 Bathurst St. Saturday night February 23rd: Purim for Adults: A Persian Banquet! 7:30: A Megillah reading with wine and appetizers. 8:00: A live Persian musician, a Persian Banquet, more wine, and then a rousing debate amongst two hilarious speakers who will speak about Purim from their field! RSVP: efehler@holyblossom.org.…


Judy & David JiggiJump at the ProssermanJCC!
Feb 18, 2013 to Feb 18, 2013

Come See Judy & David This Family Day! Popular children's entertainers Judy & David are coming to the Prosserman JCC on Family Day this upcoming February 18th, 2013! Catchy songs, energetic performers and interactive video that will have your kids moving and singing the entire time.  This is a great chance to see them live before their show on CBC premieres this Fall. Plus, every…


Weekly Program Highlights: Movie Mondays
Jan 21, 2013 to Jan 21, 2013

MOVIE MONDAY feature for Monday January 21 is The Frisco Kid. Nothing like an afternoon of laughter in a friendly environment at your local Jewish community centre. Cyrel Troster will introduce the movie at 12:45 while you sip on a cup of coffee and nibble on refreshments, until 1pm when the screening begins. Once the movie is done, it is your time to ask any question and spark any conversation you…


Talking Tech with Marc Saltzman
Dec 18, 2012 to Dec 18, 2012

Marc Saltzman is one of North America's most recognizable and trusted tech experts, specializing in consumer electronics, Internet trends and interactive entertainment. Marc has authored 15 books since 1996 and currently contributes to nearly 50 high-profile publications in North America, including Toronto Star, USA Today, AARP, MSN, Yahoo!, Costco Connection, Postmedia, Media Planet,…


Say Goodbye to Shabbat with a Splash
Dec 15, 2012 to Dec 15, 2012

The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is excited to announce we are having a PJ Library Event!   Join us for a musical Havdallah, ice cream sundae bar and swim in the indoor pool When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 pm Member: $7.50/family Non-Member: $10/family (Up to 6 people/family)   Registration:    SRC members- Online registration as www.srcentre.ca                   …


Calling all Vendors
Dec 9, 2012 to Dec 9, 2012

The Prosserman JCC is excited to invite you to participate at our Chanukah Event to be held on December 9th from 4pm-6pm There are more than 400 parents and children who will attend. For more information on becoming a vendor please contact Karen Goldstein 416.638.1881 x4255 or karen@prossermanjcc.com  Click here for our vendors application


Celebrate Chanukah at the SRC!
Dec 8, 2012 to Dec 16, 2012

The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is offering plenty of holiday celebration and opportunities to celebrate with the community for the upcoming Chanukah! December 8th we will be holding our free Chanukah for the entire community! Join us for candlelighting ceremony, live band, hora and Israeli dancing, much more! Click here to discover all of the amazing ways you can enjoy Chanukah with your family at the…


Chanukah Challenge
Dec 1, 2012 to Dec 16, 2012

Get fit and win from Dec. 1st - Dec. 16th with our Chanukah Challenge!   From December 1 to 16, every time you work out, you will receive a sticker decoration for your menorah. We will also post a series of specialty exercises courtesy of our trainers on the bulletin board. If you perform any of the specialty exercises, you will receive two sticker decorations for your menorah. Free for…


Have you Heard of Feldenkrais?
Oct 16, 2012 to Dec 18, 2012

Feldenkrais is designed to improve movement repertoires and aims to expand and refine the use of the self through awareness. This reduces pain or limitations in movement. The exercise consists of comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve in range and complexity. Feldenkrais teaches that changes in our ability to move are inseparable from changes in our conscious perception of ourselves…


Looking for a Better Way to Defend Yourself?
Oct 15, 2012 to Dec 19, 2012

Krav-Hagana is a defense system developed by Master Enrique Daniel Welcher when he was with the Israeli marine cadets. Krav-Hagana is a mixed martial art, deriving many of its techniques from Kung Fu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, and other popular forms of martial arts. What is unique about the Krav-Hagana system is its simplicity; this is a fast and effective defense which is also easy to…


The First Bris at the SRC!

Today, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre hosted its very first bris for the Friedman family who welcomed baby boy Matthew to the world.  The brit milah is a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony performed on 8-day-old male infants by a mohel. A mohel is a Jewish person trained in the practice of brit milah, the "covenant of circumcision".  A big mazel tov to the Friedman Family…


The LAF Social Group

The LAF social group is a warm and welcoming co-ed social club open to Prosserman JCC Senior Social Members. The LAF SOCIAL Group is looking for committee members who are in the city over the winter months to assist in planning programs for Jan, Feb, Mar and April.For more information please contact Bernice Binstock at 416.633.7034 or Bernice Levine at bernicel@rogers.com


Treasures in Jewish Literature Presents: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman

Tuesday, Oct. 16 The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman | Review by Cynthia Good Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a novel about appetite, temptation and fulfillment. This is a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can’t find what we’re looking for. Presented by local literary experts and beloved…


Rally for the People of Israel on Monday

Join thousands of Torontonians who will come together in a show of support for the people of Israel as they continue to be brutally targeted by countless Hamas Rocket Attacks fired from Gaza. Hear from noted speakers and direct first-hand reports from the confrontation zone describing the current situation in Southern Israel and what tomorrow may hold. Monday, November 19th 7:30 p.m. at Beth…


The Health Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health Among Adults

Have people asking you about the health benefits of exercise and mental health among adults? Our evidence analysis found that regular exercise lowers symptoms of depression & anxiety, and improves mental well-being among both clinically depressed & general populations. For more information, please login to: http://www.pennutrition.com/KnowledgePathway.aspx?kpid=3127&pqcatid=144&pqid=8106…


Download the SRC App!

The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is proud to launch its first online app created for several different operating systems and platforms. We are now part of the Guidebook family, which will allow us to provide you with the most comprehensive information from your mobile devices. Simply click here and in a few easy steps you can have access to the most up-to-date schedules, programs, information and content!…


Are Carbs at Night Bad for you?

There is absolutely zero evidence proving carbs at night result in fat gain. if you are over your daily calories well then that is a different story. Carbs before bed are extremely beneficial- your body is in a deep state of rest, burning tons of calories therefore carbs overnight can actually promote fat loss and protect and help add muscle. If you need calories still, slow release carbs at night…


Healthiest Way to Cook an Egg

If you want to cook an egg with the lowest amount of added calories, the egg can be hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, or scramble without added fat. I like using my egg cooker, it’s easy and there is no clean up involved: One large egg yolk is around 54 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein, whereas the egg white is 16 calories, 0 g of fat and 4 g of protein. That’s…


New Year's Special at the Prosserman JCC

Get 20% off programs at the Prosserman JCC before January 15th, 2013 at 7pm!   It is a great time to start feeling refreshed, engaged and active! Join a program at the Prosserman JCC and become an integral part of our thriving community. Save 20% before January 15th at 7pm  when you enrol in any of our unique and exciting Children & Family and Adults, Zoomers & Beyond programs! Here…


Register for the Hottest Dance Programs for Kids!

The Prosserman JCC is Proud to Offer innnovative Dance Programs for Kids in Partnership with In The Mix!   The primary aim of In The Mix is to nurture young peoples’ creativity, while providing a unique learning experience that is both physically and mentally stimulating. By fostering a child’s artistic abilities in a more physical and highly creative environment, we help them…


Facts about Gluten

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley and their by-products.When you have celiac disease,gluten damages your small intestine and can cause mild to severe symptoms.You also do not absorb all the nutrients from the foods you eat. Why is important to follow a gluten free diet? A life long gluten free diet Is the only treatment for celiac disease. This diet help…


Weekly Program Highlight: Shabbat Tots

Our Children & Family department offers a wide array of programming for children of different ages, interest and development.  A program we have run over the last few sessions is Shabbat Tots,which helps prepare and teach children about the importance of the Shabbat tradition and some of its practices and purpose. We believe that by introducing Jewish culture in a fun and creative way…


Weekly Program Highlights: Opera with Iain Scott

One does not need to be an opera buff or even have much experience with opera to enjoy an Iain Scott program. We are so pleased to include Iain amongst the many highly qualified instructors and facilitators planning and overseeing courses at the Prosserman JCC.  Iain Scott is one of the most highly sought after and here are some of his credentials and accomplishments: -In the USA, he has lectured…


Why you Need to Stay Hydrated

The simple act of drinking enough water can make a significant difference to your bodybuilding goals. A lack of hydration is going to see you struggle in the gym with low energy levels and your recuperation powers will also suffer. Ensuring you get enough water is so important and yet so simple that it really is the one aspect of your entire training regime that you should never falter on. Let's take…


Centre Camp's Winter Carnival

This Sunday January 15th, 2012 Centre Camp is holding a winter carnival to help celebrate its expansion north of Toronto to the schwartz/reismancentre located at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus. Centre Camp knows how to throw a carnival, just ask those who attended the one back in September!Join us during our free family event between 1-3pm and enjoy bouncy castles, carnival games, cotton…


Opera with Iain Scott

This Popular Program is Back Once Again! Opera’s Greatest Tenors The Tenor voice, ubiquitous among Cantors, is the most rare in opera. Tenors come in a wide variety of fachs, from light lyrics (who sing Mozart, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti roles) to spintos (who sing the more demanding Verismo roles) and dramatics (who sing the German and Russian roles). In this course, we will explore the…


A Memorable and Happy Chanukah in 2011

Across all of the JCCs in Toronto there was a lot of celebration for Chanukah! We started the holiday off by lighting the menorah where at Prosserman it was lit by our Daycare and Preschool children. This was followed by the singing of many Chanukah songs. This happened throughout the first few nights of Chanukah, and was enjoyed by members, staff and of course the children. This year we organized…


An Overview of Programs at Prosserman

The ProssermanJCC hosts birthday parties, educational sessions for adults and seniors, and fun events for the whole family all year. Come celebrate the Jewish holidays with us during our Tu’bshvat themed events this month, and view our list of programs for other holiday-related events this season. Exciting Jewish cultural events include Israeli folk dancing, movie screenings and singing lessons.…


Why Strength Training?

Bone Strength and Density Did you know that losing weight by calorie restriction alone can produce a decline in bone mass and density? Weight training is the ideal companion for any weight loss program because it helps maintain bone density while you're dropping those kilos. Muscle building and impact exercise strengthens bone by muscle and tendons impacting on the bone at the attachment…


4 Reasons to Enjoy the Prosserman JCC

We offer a variety of programs to keep you young! Whether you take folk dance, play the recorder, discuss current events, take yoga, enjoy opera lectures or hear reviews on artists…..staying active and engaged as you age will help with. Mental Function - People who remain physically active significantly reduce their risk for cognitive decline, Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to…


Two Amazing Events in February at the Prosserman JCC

Judy & David JiggiJump at the ProssermanJCC! Popular children's entertainers Judy & David are coming to the Prosserman JCC on Family Day this upcoming February 18th, 2013! Catchy songs, energetic performers and interactive video that will have your kids moving and singing the entire time.  This is a great chance to see them live before their show on CBC premieres this Fall. Plus,…


The Power of a Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is not just someone to help you learn a few exercises and terms. It's someone to help motivate you and push you to reach your health goals. Choosing one is vital to your own success. Maria Sanna is a personal trainer at the Prosserman JCC and here is what one of her clients had to say about working with her:   "As an over-70 first-time gym user with no understanding of how…


Unlimited Babysitting

Our babysitting room is equipped for children of various ages and stages (2 months to 12 years old). Caring and attentive babysitters will engage your children in age-appropriate activities. Babysitting is available for up to 2 hours at a time only for members of the Schwartz/Reisman Centre. To avoid any disappointment please book your spot in advance. $6.00 per session. A session represents a maximum…


Free Event on February 19th & 20th

This upcoming Sunday and Monday. the JCCs of Toronto are proud to present Family Fun Across the City, where there will be activities, prizes and entertainment.  This FREE event will be held at Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave.) on February 19th and 20th. On Sunday February 19th from 11am-1:30pm, everyone is welcome at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre (9600 Bathurst St.) where there will be Mystic…


The Membership and Sales Centre

This Family Day (February 20th), The Membership and Sales Centre is open and tours are available every 30 minutes. Stop by or call 905.303.1821 for more information or to book.


Upcoming for CDL!

At Prosserman JCC A Meaningful  Retirement ONLY 4 VACANCIES LEFT! Presenters are all recent retirees who will share their experiences on living fully after your leave you career.  Topics include volunteering, starting your own business, part-time consulting, mentoring and leadership roles and adventure travel. Come learn what it could be like to have a fulfilling retirement. Mondays at 7:30…


Spring/Summer Children & Family Programs

Starting in March the Prosserman JCC will be offering new programs that will entertain children, help them develop and also provide quality time between all generations of your family. Here's a quick preview of some of the fun and awesome programs that are now open for registration  Mini Chefs  hands-on cooking workshop for children, with the assistance of one parent or grandparent. Mommy…


The Fun Zone is now Free!

Looking for something to do with your kids during the day? Our popular Fun Zone Activity Centre is now free for everyone. Stop by and play with your kids in a warm, fun room filled with books, toys and activities! Click here for more information


Fitness & Health Open House

On Sunday March 11th from 9am-1pm come visit our facility and experience zumba, yoga, martial arts and much more! Any current member of the Prosserman JCC Fitness Centre who brings a friend will receive a gift for you and your guest.  By becoming a member on March 11th, you will not have to pay the enrollment fee! The open house will be followed by a Purim celebration. To pre register for free…


Benefits of a SRC Membership

The Schwartz Reisman Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities and wide variety of programs offer a welcoming environment for all ages. Whether your fitness goals include burning calories, strength training or simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle, our health and wellness staff can tailor a routine to your needs. Members can enjoy unlimited access to group exercise classes, such as yoga and Pilates,…


Why We Love our Members Breakfast

One Friday every month at Prosserman we hold a special breakfast that is open and free to all of our members. There is an upcoming one on March 9th, 2012 at 8am in our state-of-the-art lounge. This is the perfect time to enjoy some great food, mingle with the staff and even provide feedback and suggestions on anything to do with what we offer. This event has been a huge success so far, and we are…


Message from Andrew Levy, Executive Director

Dear Members,  The Prosserman JCC is currently in an unprecedented phase of growth, paving the way to both an exciting current chapter in our history and a bright future.  We are developing and offering new programs, including, The Centre for Dynamic Learning and expanding successful existing properties, such as, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp which is opening in a second location…


A Health Fact from a Fitness Expert

Cutting back on salt intake from current levels to 2,300 milligrams a day -- could save-- 500,000 to 850,000 lives over the next 10 years, according to research published in the journal Hypertension. Even a more gradual reduction in salt content among restaurants and processed foods could save 280,000 to 500,000 lives in 10 years, largely by reducing the risks of heart attack and stroke. -Contributed…


Meet Dr. Rachael Turkienicz

All of our Jewish Learning lectures, seminars and classes will be taught by Dr. Rachael Turkienicz Dr. Rachael Turkienicz was born and raised in Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in the area of Talmud and Midrash. Rachael is the Founder and Executive Director of Rachael’s Centre, a Canadian not-for-profit institution involved in informal Jewish education and pluralistic…


Do Athletic Members Pay Extra to be a Senior Social Member?

Here is a question we often get asked:Senior social membership is $45+HST annually at date of registration. This membership entitles you to pay a lower member rate and at times no charge to the social , recreational and educational programs/courses offered by the adults, zoomers and beyond department.If you are an athletic member and over 55 years old, you DO NOT have to pay the $45+HST. It is included…


Special Offer for Wee Baby Sing and Sign

We are currently offering a great promotion for Wee Hands Baby Sing and Sign with speech and language pathologist, Sharon Weiss on April 16th. Sign up two siblings and the second child is 50% off! Please contact Monique Shapiro at 416-638-1881 x.4012 or monique@prossermanjcc.com to register


Why is the Schwartz/Reisman Centre's Role in the Community

Here is a recent intereview we conducted with two of our members. They provide some great insight into the role that the Schwartz Reisman Centre will play in the growing community. Have a look, share and feel free to let us know what you think! CLICK HERE TO WATCH


SRC Memberships

For a limited time only, save up to $300! Below are our 3 membership programs and some of their perks and features. Please note that these are just some of what they offer and not everything. FULL MEMBERSHIP Our Full Fitness Membership is our most comprehensive and includes: Access to and use of the 10,000 square foot cardiovascular and weight training centre.  With the latest in state of the…


Where is the Prosserman JCC?

The question we get asked most often is, where is the Prosserman JCC located? And why did it move in the first place? The truth is that we didn't really move, we are still located on the same lot at 4588 Bathurst Street. When the BJCC was torn down, the plan was always for Prosserman (eventually leading way to the new and breathtaking Sherman Campus) to be built further down on the property. We know…


Will There be Membership Privileges at the SRC?

This is another question we get asked a lot, especially throughout social media. If you are a member at Prosserman, you can simply pay the difference to also become a member at the Schwartz Reisman Centre. It is quite easy and worthwhile to become a member at two great facilities in North Toronto, and so far we have had quite a few members go this route. Feel free to follow us on Twitter (@srcentre)…


What is The Centre for Dynamic Learninig (CDL)

The Centre for Dynamic Learning is an initiative of the Prosserman JCC Adult Learning Program. Begun in the fall of 2011, it will expand to both campuses (Prosserman and Schwartz Reisman Centre) in September 2012. The basic aim of CDL is to provide a forum for adult engagement and to foster lively discussions in a positive and supportive environment for the over 45 crowd.. Thus far, approximately…


Come Travel with the Prosserman JCC & The Bernard Betel Centre

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS WONDERFUL EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!The Prosserman JCC has teamed up once again with The Bernard Betel Centre to offer everyone the chance to enjoy and experience all that Amsterdam, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Salzburg and Munich have to offer. This trip is being offered in conjunction with our Adults, Zoomers & Beyond program. Our very own Seniors Program Coordinator,…


A Prosserman JCC Family

The Bathurst JCC was an important part of my life growing up. My friends and neighbours were all members of this vibrant community centre, and it quickly became a place where we would connect, catch up and even call a second home. Now married and a parent, I continue to be an active member of the Prosserman JCC, and a regular participant in programs that cater to my young family. Over the last several…


Kitty Cohen: 100 Years Young!

Search the word ‘yoga’ on the Prosserman JCC website, and you’ll find a number of entries, including the popular “social yoga”. Take a closer look and you may be surprised to see that this weekly program is open to all students, even those 99 years of age and older like Kitty Cohen. Yes, this enthusiastic participant, now 100 years old, has been joining instructor Dorry…


Our Group Fitness Experience

Prosserman JCC Fitness offers over 44 FREE weekly group exercise classes exclusively to members. From Yoga, Pilates to Group Cycle and conditioning classes we offer an unparalleled variety of classes seven days a week for adults of all ages and teens 12+! For more information please call 416.638.1881 x4000


A Parent's Thoughts on a Prosserman JCC Purim!

The below article was published in a recent edition of Yediot Canada. It was written in Hebrew and you can view the original article here. Below is an translated version done by the Prosserman JCC: Purim at the JCC Purim in the Toronto Jewish community is a celebration of events and is full of activities for the whole family. After a tough decision of where to go, we chose to go to a celebration at…


Daycare & Preschool FAQ

Registration is filling up fast for our Daycare & Preschool, we are well over 80% full! We know that something as important as this requires a lot of attention, so naturally you must have a lot of questions. We encourage everyone to call us with any questions at 647.802.7583 or email naama@srcentre.ca Below is a link to answers to some frequential asked questions: Daycare & Preschool FAQ


CJN Covers the Schwartz Reisman Centre

In the upcoming Canadian Jewish News (CJN) to be released this week, the Schwartz Reisman Centre was featured along with interviews with Executive Director Sherry Kulman, Director of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Tomorrow Campaign Carol Seidman and David Sadowsky, Executive Vice-President, Jewish Community Properties of Greater Toronto. Lots of great info can be found in this article,…


What is Yom Ha'atzmaut?

Yom Ha'atzmaut commemorates Israel's Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5 Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar. Yom Ha'atzmaut is preceded by Yom Hazikaron.On Thursday, April 26th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm come join our amazing community as we celebrate Israel's 64th anniversary at the Lebovic Jewish Community Campus!  Click here for more information


Introducing our New Ambassador Program

The Schwartz Reisman Centre is proud to launch a new rewards program. All of the details are below and feel free to email the The Membership Office or to call us at 905. 303.1821 with any questions you might have. Program Details Refer 1 membership: RECEIVE a premium SRC shirt   Refer 2 memberships: RECEIVE a sporty SRC gym bag  Refer 3 memberships: RECEIVE one month free membership…


Why Build The Bridge of Hope?

The Bridge of Hope honours the legacies of the Mutual Benefit Societies. These groups of people arrived in Canada with nothing yet helped each other and the greater Jewish community by establishing Toronto’s earliest Jewish institutions. UJA Federation honors these values by continuing the important tradition of building and caring for the community. As we look forward to the re-development…


3 Amazing Children & Family Programs!

Learn about these 3 great programs from our Children & Family Department! For our full program listing, please click here. Click on any of the below descriptions for more information on that specific program.   Mini Chefs Explore this creative hands-on cooking workshop for children. This three-part series is designed to encourage enthusiasm in the kitchen and children will receive recipes…


"State-of-the-art facility already changing life north of Steeles"

Here is a new article with photos about the early success of the Schwartz Reisman Centre, and its importance to the Vaughan community. Please click here to read the article


3 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

Still on the fence about whether or not you should hire a personal trainer? There are so many reasons why a personal trainer can help you live a healthier life and find the results you desire. Anyone who has worked with a personsal trainer understands that it is a commitment, but when you commit you see the results. Here are 3 reasons why hiring a personal trainer should make a lot of sense to you:…


Latest Article on the Schwartz Reisman Centre

Roni Grig recently wrote an article on the Schwartz Reisman Centre that features interviews with Executive Director Sherry Kulman and Program Director Gustavo Rymberg. Click here to read the article and we're only days away from the centre being open to the public for health, fitness & aquatics!


A Daycare Parent Shares their Experience

Here is a very kind email that the Prosserman JCC Daycare & Preschool received from a parent. This parent experienced their child participate in a Passover seder this past week. Here is what she has to say: "Just wanted to say how wonderful the Passover seder in Toddler 4 was yesterday. Nina, Beata and Connie did an amazing job with the kids. It is hard for me to believe that Hannah barely started…


The Soft Opening of the Schwartz/Reisman Centre

On June 1st the Schwartz/Reisman Centre opened its doors to the community for the very first time. We are all so proud of the work and heart put into this facility, and to see all of the excited people experience it was inspirational. Here are some of the great moments from our soft opening, and some thoughts and words from our leaders, members, guests and staff!


A Special Offer to Experience Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage

Don’t miss your chance to see the internationally renowned, award-winning musical, Beauty and the Beast, live on stage! Tuesday July 3, 8pm Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen Street West OPENING NIGHT $100/ticket Enjoy the retelling of this classic story! Our exclusive JCC experience includes: Orchestra centre seats Exclusive Q&A with the actors who perform as Belle…


Movie Lectures with Kevin Courrier: The Enduring Popularity of The Gangster Film

“Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, and ”Scarface” – remember these powerful gangster films that emerged during prohibition? They quickly became popular because their criminal protagonists flouted the laws that the rest of us had to obey. But even after this prohibitive era ended, the genre prospered and included movies about real gangsters, such as John Dillinger and Bonnie…


New Outdoor Pool Hours

Check out our new pool hours! Click here for more information.   Our Members have asked and we've listened... Effective Friday July 13th, the outdoor pool will be open until 8pm Monday to Saturday and until 7:30pm on Sundays.   Monday to Friday 7am to 9:30am - Lane Swim 9:30am to 12:00pm - Closed for Centre Camp 12:00pm to 8pm - Leisure Swim   Saturday 7:30am to 9:30am - Lane Swim 9:30am…


One Membership, Two Facilities, One Community

The Prosserman JCC is committed to your health & well being through: Our state-of-the-art facility Cutting edge fitness equipment A complimentary fitness consultation per year Over 35 weekly group excerise classes Access to certified instructors & personal trainers Beautiful studios overlooking natural setting Member discounts on programming As a result of our committment to our members, the…


Swim Lessons for August

There are still some spots available for swim lessons for our August session.  For more information or to register, please contact Yuri at 905-303-1821 x3034 or yuri@srcentre.ca Our full schedule of programs includes: Recreational Swims (for all ages) Enjoy a relaxing swim in our pool. All are welcome at our rec swims; however, children over seven may only swim without a guardian if they have…


A Personal Training Promotion!

Take advantage of our opening summer personal training special: 12 Personal Training sessions for $600.00! That’s a saving of over $140.00 off our regular training rates. You can purchase as many of these packages as you like before August 31.  For more information, please speak with our personal trainers at the 2nd floor fitness desk.   *please note these sessions will expire Jan.…


A Free Fitness Assessment!

A complimentary fitness assessment is a great way to learn about what will work for you, and to ensure you get the best results! If you haven’t booked your complimentary fitness assessment or Teens of Steel with one of our elite personal trainers yet, please contact Henry at henry@srcentre.ca or 905-303-1821x3010 to book an appointment.        


Free Introductory Pilates Reformer Classes

Sign up at the 2nd floor fitness desk! Experience the Pilates Reformer with Val. Pilates promotes maximum muscle strength while increasing flexibility, coordination and stamina. Friday July 27th: 10am-11am or 11am-12pm Sunday July 29th: 9:30am-10:30am or 10:30am-11:30am Tuesday July 31st: 5pm-6pm or 6pm-7pm For more information, please click here


Joseph Katchen: A Great Inspiration to the Prosserman JCC

With his Bar Mitzvah around the corner, Joseph Katchen began researching a tzedakah project to incorporate into his special day.  He looked into different charities and found himself repeatedly coming back to the Prosserman JCC as the place he wanted to make a difference. Having grown up at the Bathurst JCC visiting the Jewish Discovery Museum, taking swim lessons, floor hockey and being an active…


Interested in a New Club?

Here at the Prosserman JCC, we are looking to form a new club. This club will focus on exciting and inspiring activities for club members such as gentle exercise, speakers, nutrition, outings, and social interaction. Join us for our first meeting to plan and develop this dynamic club targeted to 55+ on Tuesday August 21 @ 1.30PM,  Refreshments will be served. Call  Bernice  416-633-7034 or Terrie …


Make the Prosserman JCC the Destination for Your Next Event

Our state-of-the-art facilities can accommodate just about any meeting, event or program, whether it’s for business or pleasure. Choose from the following rental options: Small to large meeting rooms, classrooms, dance studios, lounge and more! Kosher on-site catering available  Ample free parking Central Location  Book today! For more information, please contact Elizabeth…


The JCCs Fantasy Football Challenge

If you love Fantasy Football and all the glory, winnings and bragging rights that come with it...then you'll love the JCCs of North America Fantasy Football Challenge! There is a $50 registration fee for each team and 75% of net profits go back to your local JCC at the end of each season.  Make sure you sign up on behalf of the Prosserman JCC! Save the date for August 28th @ 9:30 pm EST for a…


Prosserman JCC Seniors Department Delivers a Great Time

The Prosserman JCC senior social members had another lovely day outing to Port Hope. Along with the seniors from the Betel Centre, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, a tour of the town and a great production of Oliver the musical. Fagin, played wonderfully by Nicholas Rice, came onto the bus at the end of the show and exchanged some Yiddish banter. His rendition of "Reviewing the Situation" was hilarious.…


Our Maccabi Experience

  Last week, we took 40 athletes representing Toronto, the Prosserman JCC and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre to the JCC Maccabi Games in Rockland, NY. They competed with 1500 other Jewish athletes from across North America, South America and Israel.  The opening ceremonies were tremendous and very emotional, as the focus was on the 40th anniversary of the Munich 11 tragedy. All of the…


Our Shabbat Programs

The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is proud to offer many exciting Shabbat programs, to help you connect with your Jewish roots and this important tradition. Here's a look at what we offer: Family Shabbat and Swim Join us for a unique Shabbat dinner, story time with PJ library; sing along with family and friends, arts and crafts followed by a family swim. Saturday, December 15th, 6:00-8:30pm …


New Changeroom Policy

After only three months, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre has grown to become a community of over 4500 members!  Currently, over 2/3 of our membership are families and as always, we are working to balance the needs of all of our members. To better accommodate everyone, we are modifying our current change room policies.  Our New Weekend Policy Effective October 8th, 2012: On weekends and statutory…


Updated Holiday Calendar

Here is our updated holiday schedule. Click here for a downloadable version.


Our Cause is the Jewish People


1912...

UJA’s Tomorrow Campaign And Sherman Campus: Working Together to Rebuild a City Driving southbound on Bathurst Street just south of Finch Avenue, a beautiful valley emerges – one that gives many Toronto Jews a warm feeling. At the crux of that valley was a group of buildings once named the Bathurst JCC (BJCC), which holds dear to many. Families grew up there; they went to camp, learned…


Member Spotlight: Peter Diamant

Peter Diamant has been a vibrant volunteer at the Prosserman JCC, facilitating dynamic discussions on current events with seniors for over nine years. In this type of informal education, Peter leads discussions for twelve to thirty participants on a wide range of current events topics, from Canadian politics, international world issues, Israeli affairs, arts and culture and business. “I’m…


Member Spotlight: Syd Markowitz

Syd Markowitz is an institution here at the Prosserman JCC. He has been a member for over thirty-five years, participating in everything from fitness classes to adult programming, assisting with the stroke group to having brunch with his friends. While Syd has not always lived in Toronto, whenever he has returned he has been an active member at either the Bathurst JCC, the Miles Nadal JCC or at the…


Closures for Oct 8th & 9th

Please note that certain programs are closed for Sukkot on the following days: Monday October 8thFun Zone from 10-12pm Tuesday October 9thJungle Gym from 10-12pm Thank you!


Member Spotlight: Kathryn Chelin

Kathryn Chelin has been teaching the Social Art program at the Prosserman JCC for two years. As a retired art teacher at Unionville High School, Kathryn has extensive knowledge and experience teaching life drawing, illustration, portrait sculpture, design, and painting personal images to some of Toronto’s most talented art students for over twenty-five years. Kathryn now volunteers teaching…


Program Highlight: Torah Ethics in a Changing World

An interesting and compelling program suited to help people understand the Torah in the modern world.  What do ancient (and some modern) texts have to say about the contemporary ethical challenges. Join Rabbi Jay Kelman for a lively discussion of how jewish ethics adopts, confronts and challenges the ethical mores of modern society. issues to be addressed include organ donations…


Yummy Mummy Club Visits the Prosserman JCC!

Recently, popular mommy and family blog Yummy Mummy Club visited the Prosserman JCC and Annabelle Fitzsimmons wrote a piece on her experience. You can read the article here: http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/annabel-fitzsimmons-meditating-mummy/20130313/finding-family-fitness-community-and-diversity YMC is also running a contest where you can win an amazing prize package valued at $1,100! To…


3 Great Programs for your Children!

Are you looking for unique, fun and engaging programs for your children? The Prosserman JCC offers many activities for all ages, but here are 3 popular programs that have been filling up fast since registration opened! Just click on any of the program names below to learn more! Mini Chefs   Mommy and Baby Fitness   In the Mix | Ages 3-4 & 5-7   *Members receive 10% discount…


Member Spotlight: Janet Cole

As a student enrolled in the Paramedic Program at Humber College, there is a high level of physical strength expected from its students, perhaps the most demanding compared to other paramedic programs in the province.   I was struggling somewhat with my strength but since joining the JCC and hiring Maria to train me, it has been like night and day.   In just a few short weeks she has…


Jewish Heritage Month Ontario with Rabbi Ilyse Glickman

On February 23, 2012 the "Jewish Heritage Month Act" (Bill 17) was unanimously passed by the Ontario Legislature. This Bill proclaims that the month of May shall be Jewish Heritage Month, and acknowledges and celebrates the significant contributions that Jewish Canadians have made to Ontario’s political, social, medical, philanthropic and cultural landscape. Throughout this month various events,…


New Supervised Kids Play!

Hey Parents!  Are you finding it difficult to find time to get to the gym to exercise?  We can help! Schwartz/Reisman Centre is pleased to announce a new program for our young members.  Kids Play is a free supervised gymnasium program for kids 6-12 (four evenings per week).  Activities may include basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball, and other active games.  This is a great…


Opening our Doors to the World

As we continue our exploration of Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario, I’d like to highlight two upcoming events. The first one is Doors Open Toronto and will take place on May 25th and 26th. Now in its 14th year, Doors Open provides the public with the rare opportunity to “take a peek behind the doors of over 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings…


Jewish Heritage Month...Looking Forward to Next Year!

Although this year's Jewish Heritage Month is winding down, it is not too late to participate in the final few events around the city of Toronto. For example, on Tuesday May 30th Elisha Muskat will be speaking at the Wolfond Centre on the University of Toronto campus. Sponsored by Genesis, the UJA Federation’s Centre for Jewish Innovation, this is sure to be an engaging and informative program.…


SRC Summer 2013 Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs

Registration for the August swim lessons is NOW OPEN. Note: August lessons run twice per week allowing completion of the level within the month of August.   Please click here for August Swim Lessons Schedules and Fees.To register, please call 905-303-1821 Ext.3025Swimming LessonsLearn to swim in our beautiful salt water aquatics centre.  A swimmer anywhere from 4 months old to adult…


Jungle Gym in June

Please note, that on the following dates, we will be having Fun Zone in lieu of Jungle Gym (10:00am-12:00pm):   Tuesday June 11th Thursday June 13th Tuesday June 18th Thursday June 20th We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.


Send us your Walk With Israel Photos!

We'd love to hear your story and share your photos from the recent Walk With Israel! The atmosphere, purpose, energy and crowd was amazing and inspirational, and we want to know more about your personal experience on this day!  Please send any story or photo from the walk to rob@prossermanjcc.com, we will post your story and photo to our Facebook page! Executive Director, Andrew Levy with his…


Game Changer

GameChanger takes elements from professional sports training and conditioning to provide you with an intense, full-body workout. Each workout provides aerobic and anaerobic training so participants can burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle. Each class has roughly 4 segments which consist of three or four different sets of exercises. Participants repeat each set three to four times, and then get a…


Game On Shoots and Scores!

Over $100,000 raised in 2 years! This past weekend JCC Chai Sports was proud to organize and host the Game On Road Hockey Tournament right here on the Sherman Campus! It was a huge success for everyone involved! We had over 400 people in attendance and over $50,000 was raised as of today! Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and to all of the kind donations. This money will help children…


New Equipment for you to Enjoy!

The Goldie Fitness Centre is excited to have brand new equipment for our members to enjoy! We have a new “Stepmill”, the most challenging piece of cardio equipment you can experience. In addition, we got a “Leg Raise” machine, ideal for abdominal work but also dips for chest and triceps. We also got two different sizes of plyo stools, cable attachments and a “Back Extension…


Rock Star Music Central Programs

Rockstar Music Central is network of university educated musicians, teachers, and recording industry professionals. RMC is now partnered with the Schwartz/Reisman Centre to facilitate group music lessons. With our shared visions for providing social, cultural, spiritual, and educational activities; RMC is quickly becoming the central hub for aspiring musicians in York Region.   Programs at the…


Fall 2013 Red Cross Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs

CLICK HERE FOR FALL SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE AND FEESFALL 2013 REGISTRATION DATES:SRC Members:Monday Sept 9 @ 6pm – In person only.Tuesday Sept 10 and beyond –In person and phone registration.Non-Members:Wednesday Sept 11 @ 6pm – In person only.  Thursday Sept 12 and beyond – In person and phone registration.  Registration Line: 905-303-1821 x3025Aquatics/Swim Lessons…


Children's School of Theater

LEV Theatre Children’s School of Theatre @ the Schwartz/Reisman Centre (ages 8-14 years) LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION.... The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is pleased to take you on an enlightening and engaging educational and theatrical journey. Join us one a week where we will prepare your child with the tools, skills and confidence to make them into performing stars! Through working with professionals…


FREE TRX and RESULTS Training in September

Has Summer fun caught up with you and you are looking forward to getting back into your Fitness routine?  We are offering FREE RESULTS and TRX training for the month of September to rev up your metabolism and kick off your fitness routine to help you get the results you want!  An ideal fitness program for a majority of our members should include one of these small group training classes…


Zen Baby Programs

Mondays: Sign & Song 11:15am  (Monday September 9 – October 21—no class October 14) 6 weeks Thursdays: Dance & Play 11am (Began this week) (Thursday August 29-October 24- no class Sept 5) 8 weeks Sept.23rd 8pm: Infant & Child Workshop    1.  Infant & Child CPR 90mins Workshop Sept. 23rd 8pm, Oct. 21st 8pm, Nov.18th 8pm, Dec.9th 8pm Member Fee: $50pp…


Fun Zone Program Changes

Dear Fun Zone patrons, This letter is to advise you of some changes that have been made to our Fun Zone program. New Fun Zone Times: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday- 9:30-11:30am Tuesday & Fridays (starting October 1st)- 2:30-4:30pm New Location: Multipurpose Room # 2 (second floor)- Rm. 2123 New Prices - as of October 1st Member Fee: $2.00 Non-member Fee: $6.00 To convenience and serve you better,…


Pam Jenoff: A Jewish Woman's Journey to becoming a novelist

Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her Master’s in History from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. The position provided a unique opportunity to witness and participate in operations at the most…


Sunday Brunch


Raise the Next Generation to Thrive


Bialik Hebrew Day School


Personal Training

Contact our personal training coordinator Henry to set up an appointment and be matched with the personal trainer that’s right for you. Email henry@srcentre.ca or 905-303-1821 x3010 Be sure to ask Henry about our special personal training promotion: 3 sessions for $195!  


Mommy Zone

You, your baby and a friend are invited:


Across Israel in 30 Days! Cardio Challenge

Between Schwartz/Reisman Centre, Prosserman JCC and Miles Nadal JCC


Pre Order Your Shabbat Dinner

Introducing the Shabbat Dinner Packages. Traditional, Ready made and packaged to go!


Chanukah across the city

Click here to register for the event     More information about this event will be available on Monday October 21st     Click here to download the Chanukah across the city Flyer For more information please contact Andrea at 905.303.1821 x3006


Drive for Dreidels


Chanukah Craft-A-Thon

 Click here to register Click here to Download the Brochure


UJA "Ask the Expert" Series

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Chanukah Book Festival

Fun and Free Festivities for the Family By: Jazmin Rymberg In celebration of Jewish Book Month, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre invites the community for their first annual Book Festival from November 10th to November 17th. The festivial will be featuring a wide range of Jewish Canadian and American award winning authors, who will be sharing some of their most recent works. Children’s author Lesley…


Fall Referral Program


Take your Chanukah Family Portrait!

A unique opportunity to have a professional family portrait taken by MOY VOLCOVITCH PHOTOGRAPHY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 / 10 AM - 3 PM For more information regarding package options (starting from $20) and to register please contact adaiam@srcentre.ca


An inspirational evening with Sara Pechanec

UJA's Women's Philantropy and York Region Cabinet invite you to an inspirational evening with Sara Pechanec. Click here to Register Click here to download the Brochure


Credit Kinetic

Get High School Credits and get fit.


Dr. Yossi Elran from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel

The Prosserman JCC and Weizmann Canada are excited to present Dr. Yossi Elran from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.


New Equipment at SRC FITNESS

You asked and we listened!  Based on member feedback, we have installed some new equipment on the fitness floor.  Introducing the Roman Chair Back Extension, Standing Calf Raise, and a Lying Leg Curl machines.  If you have any questions on how to use the new equipment, please ask our fitness staff.  They are always at your service! ROMAN CHAIR BACK EXTENTION Starting Position Follow…


Social Club Singles 35-50 | New Year New Friends

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Salsa Babies/Tots Fiesta

You Are Invited To A Free Salsa Babies/Tots Fiesta on Saturday December 7thSalsa Babies- 6+ weeks: 4:00-4:45pmPlease bring your yoga pants, running shoes, water bottle and baby carrier!Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby!Salsa Tots- 12+ months: 4:45-5:30pmPlease bring your babies, toddlers, bubbies and zaidies!Designed for older babies who have outgrown the…


PJ PLUS Free Trial Class For Children 15 Months to 3 Years!

  Join us for a free trial class and give us your feedback! PJ Plus is a curriculum-based program designed for children together WITH a parent, to engage in active Jewish learning through hands on activities. Pre-registration required. To register and for more information please contact Adina at 905.303.2353 x 3258 or adina@srcentre.ca, or visit your JCC website. Participants will receive a free…


The Canadian Jewish News – is back!

Sign up now for a free one-year subscription** - a $60 value! Click the links provided below and fill out the subscription form – it’s that simple.     Schwartz/Reisman Centre Miles Nadal JCC Prosserman JCC Hurry, this offer expires on December 31st, 2013.  This offer is made possible by The UJA-CJN Subscription Assistance Fund,  generous donors from the Jewish…


Your Holiday Gift Certificate

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Toddler Programs for Winter


Gift of Fitness


New Year, New You


Ask the Experts Series: Mind over Matter

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Results Class Access

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Rockstar Music Central Winter Price Packages

Participants can choose from  the following packages: Package #1: 2/week = $279/$319 Package #2: 3/week = $349/$389 Package #3: 4/week = $419/$459 Package #4: 5/week = $489/$529 Class Schedule: Sundays: January 12-April 13- no class March 9 and 16 2:00-3:00pm- Group Jam (ages 6-12) 3:00-4:00pm- Group Jam (ages 13+) 4:00-5:00pm- Rockstar Guitar (ages 6-12) 5:00-6:00pm- Rockstar Guitar (ages 13+)…


Winter 2014 Red Cross Swim Lessons and Aquatic Programs

Winter Session Starts in January.   Registration is now open for the winter session.  Please call 905-303-1821 x3025 to register.   Private and Group classes still available. Parents love the quality of our Red Cross certified swim program and the salt water pool facilities.  Your kids will love the fun and challenging lessons taught by our experienced instructors.  CLICK…


Art Exhibition Pictures

Use the following link to browse more pictures from the latest Art Exhibition @ Prosserman JCC. https://www.flickr.com/photos/srcentre/sets/72157655562719022


FREE GUEST DAYS AT THE J – June 6th and 7th

Join us on June 6th and 7th for National Health and Fitness Days and Let’s Make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! National Health and Fitness Day is an initiative to make Canada the Fittest Nation on Earth! We want Canadians to come together on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday June 7th to get active! Make sure you mark the day by visiting your community centre, participating in…


JCC’s of Greater Toronto, JCC Global and Amitim Fellowship present The International Visual Arts Project “My Jewish Journey”

Works of visual art bringing communities together and honouring individual and collective memories between Jewish experiences in Canada, England and Israel JCC’s of Greater Toronto, JCC Global and Amitim Fellowship are introducing a Toronto and International Visual Arts Project focused on  “My Jewish Journey”.  The Visual Arts Project will provide an opportunity for artists…


Jewish Heritage Month

During the month of May, the province of Ontario proudly celebrates Jewish Heritage Month by acknowledging the achievements and contributions made by members of the Jewish community while honouring Ontario’s vibrant Jewish culture and heritage. Celebrate by attending the various programs, exhibitions, and events being hosted by organizations around the GTA. For complete listing of events, visit: ontariojewishheritagemonth.com…


Passover Break Camp Counselors

Passover Break Camp Counselors Want to earn some extra $ over the Passover break and gain fabulous experience in a fun, creative and terrific environment? We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic, friendly staff to join our dynamic team of camp counselors for our Passover break camp at the magnificent Schwartz/Reisman Centre. Experience and a passion for working with children a must; high-school/…


Program Guides Spring/Summer 2015

 


Father and son week

SUNDAY JUNE 15 TOSUNDAY JUNE 22 Bring your father or your sonto our fitness centre for free! Click here to download the brochure


Kachol-Lavan Open House

Parents and children are invited!June 23, 2014, 6:30 pmat Prosserman JCC4588 Bathurst St. Toronto. Free registration gift only during the open house. Click here to download the Flyer (Hebrew Version) Click here to download the Flyer (English Version) Kachol Lavan is a unique JCC Hebrew Supplementary School offering dynamic programs from ages infancy to grade 7 in the GTA (3 locations). We focus on…


We are inviting you to join a focus group

Are you a non-Jewish woman raising Jewish children within the context of intermarriage or a committed Relationship?We are inviting you to join a focus group and provide feedback for an upcoming fall program. The focus group will take place at the Schwartz/Reisman Centre on Thursday August 14 from 8-9 pm Coffee and Dessert will be provided. For your participation, you will receive 20% off a children…


Program Guide Fall 2014 / Winter 2015

Select the program guide you want to read:  Children, Teens and Family Adults & Seniors Fitness & Health Israeli Canadian Project Rusian Speaking Initiative  Aquatics


Candlelight Walk

WE WILL NOT BE SILENT! With a resurgence of global anti-semitism in The guise of anti-zionism fuelled, in part, by the Israel-hamas conflict and the resulting media coverage, the global jewish community cannot stay silent.Join other supporters of israel and the jewish people for a candlelight walk culminating with an outdoor community gathering with keynote speaker, acclaimed journalist, Martin himel.Wednesday,…


Shanti - Women Empowering


JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit

Hi Everyone, We wanted to give you a taste of the JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit, which we just came back from on the weekend. It was a tremendous event for the JCC’s of Greater Toronto and our local Jewish community. Bryan from our marketing department was able to attend the games, and has put together an awesome slideshow, so please click on this link to check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFVAw3wve2k&app=desktop…


UJA Toronto Community Survey 2014

Dear Community member: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is undertaking a research project to better understand our community.  You are receiving this email from Factor Research, our third-party research firm. This survey will take approximately ten minutes to complete. All information supplied in this survey will remain strictly confidential. Begin Survey Respondents to this survey will…


JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

August 9 - 14, 2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL This summer. One week.Your moment to shine. JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is a weeklong summer arts experience for creative Jewish teens ages 13-17, featuring workshops in a variety of specialties with some of the leading artists in each field and incorporating community service, social activities, and themes of Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. The JCC Maccabi…


Tips for Transitioning Your Child from One Class to Another

Tips for Transitioning Your Child from One Class to Another By Cheri Szereszewski, RECE Director, Prosserman JCC Daycare & Preschool Transitions can be hard for young children, especially toddlers who are, by nature, not fond of change. Being sensitive to the fact that this may be difficult for him or her is the most important first step.  Transitioning between rooms is an important…