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Tips for Transitioning Your Child from One Class to Another
Aug 26, 2016

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…

Art Exhibition Pictures
Jul 7, 2015

Use the following link to browse more pictures from the latest Art Exhibition @ Prosserman JCC.

FREE GUEST DAYS AT THE J – June 6th and 7th
May 26, 2015

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”
May 14, 2015

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
Apr 28, 2015

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:…

Passover Break Camp Counselors
Mar 19, 2015

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
Mar 8, 2015


JCC Maccabi ArtsFest
Jan 28, 2015

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…

UJA Toronto Community Survey 2014
Sep 16, 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…

Shanti - Women Empowering
Sep 3, 2014

JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit
Aug 27, 2014

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.…

Candlelight Walk
Aug 15, 2014

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,…

Program Guide Fall 2014 / Winter 2015
Jul 30, 2014

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

We are inviting you to join a focus group
Jul 16, 2014

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…

Kachol-Lavan Open House
Jun 16, 2014

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…

Father and son week
Jun 11, 2014

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

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…

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:

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…

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 8, 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 22, 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.  

The Canadian Jewish News – is back!
Nov 13, 2013

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…

PJ PLUS Free Trial Class For Children 15 Months to 3 Years!
Nov 12, 2013

  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, or visit your JCC website. Participants will receive a free…

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…

New Equipment for you to Enjoy!
Jul 25, 2013

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…

Movie Under the Stars
Jul 11, 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…

Game On Shoots and Scores!
Jun 24, 2013

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…

Game Changer
Jun 20, 2013

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…

Annual Social Painting Class Exhibit
Jun 17, 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!

The Summer Weight Loss Challenge!
Jun 17, 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…

The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp Celebrates Israel!
Jun 13, 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…

Date Correction for Movie Mondays: Avalon
Jun 3, 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.

Send us your Walk With Israel Photos!
Jun 3, 2013

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, we will post your story and photo to our Facebook page! Executive Director, Andrew Levy with his…

What's New with Adults, Boomers & Beyond?
May 27, 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…

Jewish Heritage Month...Looking Forward to Next Year!
May 27, 2013

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.…

Fitness Members Appreciation on May 22nd
May 21, 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 We hope to see you all there tomorrow!

Opening our Doors to the World
May 21, 2013

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…

Nourish you Jewish Soul Through Study and Song
May 13, 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…

May Holiday Hours & Group Exercise Schedule
May 8, 2013


Jewish Heritage Month Ontario with Rabbi Ilyse Glickman
May 7, 2013

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,…

Red Cross Babysitting at the Prosserman JCC
May 6, 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…

Free Members Appreciation Breakfast
May 2, 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 before May 6th. We hope to see you all there! 

New Volunteer Yoga Class at the Prosserman JCC!
May 2, 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  

UJA's Walk with Israel on May 26th
May 1, 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…

Monthly Informal Book Group
Apr 30, 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

May is Jewish Heritage Month
Apr 29, 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…

Meet Sandi Cole, Our Prenatal Specialist
Apr 23, 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…

Member Spotlight: Janet Cole
Apr 11, 2013

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…

3 Great Programs for your Children!
Apr 8, 2013

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…

Yummy Mummy Club Visits the Prosserman JCC!
Apr 8, 2013

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: YMC is also running a contest where you can win an amazing prize package valued at $1,100! To…

Program Highlight: Torah Ethics in a Changing World
Apr 8, 2013

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…

Yom Ha'atzmaut Across the City!
Apr 3, 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…

Member Spotlight: Kathryn Chelin
Mar 28, 2013

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…

Game On Road Hockey Tournament
Mar 25, 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,…

Member Spotlight: Syd Markowitz
Mar 25, 2013

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…

Member Spotlight: Peter Diamant
Mar 25, 2013

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…

Important Information for our Family Skate
Mar 21, 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…

MOMMYtalks Brought to you by the Prosserman JCC!
Mar 20, 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!
Mar 20, 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’ll blossom from there. For more information or to register: ProssermanJCC: 416.638.1881…

A Daycare Parent Shares their Experience
Mar 20, 2013

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…

3 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
Mar 19, 2013

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:…

Enjoy Mary Poppins on Stage with the Prosserman JCC
Mar 18, 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,…

Programs your Kids will Love!
Mar 18, 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,…

3 Amazing Children & Family Programs!
Mar 14, 2013

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…

Free Family Skate on March 24th!
Mar 14, 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…

Why Build The Bridge of Hope?
Mar 13, 2013

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…

The Bridge of Hope
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…

Prosserman JCC Wants to Help you Celebrate Passover!
Mar 12, 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…

Mar 11, 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’ll blossom from there. For more information or to register: ProssermanJCC: 416.638.1881 x4235 United Jewish People’s Order:…

Refer-A-Friend to the Prosserman JCC
Mar 5, 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.

A Parent's Thoughts on a Prosserman JCC Purim!
Mar 4, 2013

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…

Our Group Fitness Experience
Feb 22, 2013

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

Kitty Cohen: 100 Years Young!
Feb 22, 2013

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…

A Prosserman JCC Family
Feb 22, 2013

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…

A Health Fact from a Fitness Expert
Feb 20, 2013

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…

Celebrate Purim!
Feb 20, 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:…

The Fun Zone is now Free!
Feb 7, 2013

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

Spring/Summer Children & Family Programs
Feb 5, 2013

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 Power of a Personal Trainer
Jan 31, 2013

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…

Two Amazing Events in February at the Prosserman JCC
Jan 29, 2013

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,…

FREE Purim Carnival & Circus Show at the Prosserman JCC!
Jan 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…

Judy & David JiggiJump at the ProssermanJCC!
Jan 24, 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…

4 Reasons to Enjoy the Prosserman JCC
Jan 22, 2013

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…

Why Strength Training?
Jan 21, 2013

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…

Weekly Program Highlights: Movie Mondays
Jan 15, 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…

Why you Need to Stay Hydrated
Jan 14, 2013

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…

Weekly Program Highlights: Opera with Iain Scott
Jan 9, 2013

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…

Weekly Program Highlight: Shabbat Tots
Jan 9, 2013

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…

Facts about Gluten
Jan 8, 2013

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…

New Year's Special at the Prosserman JCC
Dec 31, 2012

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!
Dec 21, 2012

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…

Healthiest Way to Cook an Egg
Dec 10, 2012

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…

Are Carbs at Night Bad for you?
Dec 3, 2012

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…

The Health Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health Among Adults
Nov 27, 2012

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:…

Calling all Vendors
Nov 27, 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  Click here for our vendors application

Rally for the People of Israel on Monday
Nov 16, 2012

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 LAF Social Group
Nov 8, 2012

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

Treasures in Jewish Literature Presents: The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
Oct 15, 2012

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…

Upcoming for CDL!
Oct 11, 2012

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…

Opera with Iain Scott
Oct 11, 2012

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…

Updated Holiday Calendar
Sep 21, 2012

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

Sep 12, 2012

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…

Our Cause is the Jewish People
Sep 10, 2012

Our Maccabi Experience
Aug 27, 2012

  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…

Prosserman JCC Seniors Department Delivers a Great Time
Aug 22, 2012

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.…

The JCCs Fantasy Football Challenge
Aug 14, 2012

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…

Make the Prosserman JCC the Destination for Your Next Event
Aug 13, 2012

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…

Interested in a New Club?
Jul 30, 2012

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 …

Joseph Katchen: A Great Inspiration to the Prosserman JCC
Jul 19, 2012

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…

One Membership, Two Facilities, One Community
Jun 21, 2012

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…

Movie Lectures with Kevin Courrier: The Enduring Popularity of The Gangster Film
Jun 14, 2012

“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…

A Special Offer to Experience Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
Jun 14, 2012

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…

What is Yom Ha'atzmaut?
Apr 9, 2012

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

Come Travel with the Prosserman JCC & The Bernard Betel Centre
Mar 28, 2012

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,…

What is The Centre for Dynamic Learninig (CDL)
Mar 28, 2012

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…

Where is the Prosserman JCC?
Mar 27, 2012

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…

Special Offer for Wee Baby Sing and Sign
Mar 19, 2012

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 to register

Do Athletic Members Pay Extra to be a Senior Social Member?
Mar 19, 2012

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…

Meet Dr. Rachael Turkienicz
Mar 17, 2012

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…

Message from Andrew Levy, Executive Director
Mar 5, 2012

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…

Why We Love our Members Breakfast
Feb 28, 2012

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…

Fitness & Health Open House
Feb 23, 2012

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…

Free Event on February 19th & 20th
Feb 15, 2012

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…

An Overview of Programs at Prosserman
Feb 6, 2012

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.…

Centre Camp's Winter Carnival
Jan 12, 2012

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…

A Memorable and Happy Chanukah in 2011
Dec 28, 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…