Adults, Zoomers & Beyond

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…

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:

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…

“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…

Chai Dancers
Jul 8, 2013

The Prosserman JCC is proud to present the Chai Dancers! Join this performing group of dedicated dancers who enjoy an excellent reputation. Chai dancers perform a diverse, multicultural repertoire and dance at several community events in the city. Appropriate for 55+. Check out this video below to see what they are all about! Video courtesy of Leon Balaban

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!

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

2 Programs to Help you Celebrate Passover!
Mar 11, 2013

The Prosserman JCC offers 2 great and unique programs to help you and your family enjoy Passover this year: Passover - Family Style | March 17 When Non-Jews Come for Passover | March 20   Members receive 10% discount on all programs | All programs include HST For more information or to register please call 416.638.1881 x4235

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Free Dinner & Info Session for Israel Trip
Nov 15, 2012

You are invited to a FREE DINNER & INFO SESSION Thursday, November. 29 / 6:00 pm RSVP by November 20th and stay for...   The Centre for Dynamic Learning's The Great Debate The Settlements in the West Bank – have they , do they, and will they benefit Israel? A distinguished panel including Dr. Karen Mock of JSpace Canada, Paul Michaels, Director of Research and Media Relations for CIJA…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…