Upcoming for CDL!

At Prosserman JCC

A Meaningful  Retirement


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 starting October 15.

$25 for members, $35 for non-members.

Discovering Synagogues Here and There, Then and Now

Sara Ferdman Tauben's new book, Traces of the Past: Montreal's Early Synagogues, uncovers the architectural traces of a culture and features photographs by David Kaufman of the remnants of the buildings that once housed these synagogues. Reflecting the debates that previously went into building synagogues in Europe, the history of Montreal's shuln is a vibrant example of the immigrant story.

Sara will share details from her investigation through archives, interviews and pavement pounding. David will speak about his work uncovering forgotten spaces and photographing Jewish places in Montreal, Toronto and Poland. The presentation will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and a book signing.

Tuesday, October 23, 7 - 8:30 PM                                        

Regular Fee: $7 / Member Value Fee : $5

AGE RAGE!  Is There a War Between the generations?


Boomers seem to have it all. Their kids or grandkids seem lost. Why? Can anything be done about it? Will competition for resources between older and young lead to chaos or can we deal with it efficiently and effectively? David Cravit, VP  of Zoomer Media, moderates our multi-generational panels…

Everyone gets a vote: Do Boomers control the ballot box and have all the power? Do Millenials understand or care why they are so ineffective? Case study: Occupy vs. Tea Party. Panelists:  journalists Barbara Kay and Sarah Barmak.

States of Mind:  How do values and attitudes differ between the generations? Has the self-esteem movement infantilized the Millenials? Will Boomers slow down? Panelists: Elise Kayfetz and TBD

Money, Money, Money: Who’s got the money? Who’s spending it? Who needs it? A Perfect Storm – longevity meets recession. Public funds – the battle between health care and education Will Boomers retire and make way for Millenials?  Panelists: Hilda Mackow, Erinn Macaulay

Where do we go from here? Is this really a war or is the problem being solved even as we speak? If Boomers just keep writing cheques, will that work? What ideas are emerging for the long-term? How are the generations working together? Panelists: Eric Vengroff and TBD


Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27/ 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    Regular fee  $28*   Member Value fee: $20*


Any Millennials (under 30) who accompany a Boomer will be admitted at no charge!!!  


NOTE: Our opening session on politics is on November 6, the night of the American election. We will have updates during the debate and provide live TV coverage during the reception.

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 and Stuart Schoenfeld, Professor of Sociology at York U. will tackle this controversial issue.

A dessert reception will follow the Q & A session.

November 29    7:00-9:00 p.m.                               Regular fee: $10 Member Value fee: $6

Note: A presentation of our Israel trip in February (“Ulpan and Tikkun Olam”) will be given along with dinner before this event

At the Schwartz/Reisman Centre


The Challenge of Retirement

Of interest to people who are approaching retirement or have recently ended their careers. In a discussion format, various opportunities for starting a new business, adventure travel, volunteering etc. will be explored.  Moderated by Lorne Miller

Mondays, November 12, 19 and 26,  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.      Regular fee $21   Member Value fee $15 


Health Literacy                 

Many of us have had the anxiety and confusion of dealing with long term health issues and health shocks of our own, of family or friends. This program (4 workshops) will use case studies to help participants prepare to deal with the needs and responsibilities of making complicated care decisions with health care professionals or to help family and friends similarly.

Health literacy is the ability to understand and use health information to make good decisions. Many studies have shown that active participation in decision-making improves quality of life.


This course will help you to…

  • assess the specific nature of a health problem
  • engage with the right heath care providers
  • understand the causes of disease and factors that influence health
  • along with health professionals, select the most appropriate treatment for acute conditions
  • improve knowledge of relevant clinical options, including self care
  • manage and monitor therapies
  • learn to manage the symptoms of chronic disease
  • increase realistic expectations and reduce confusion
  • adopt healthy behavior .


Moderators: Eileen Cole and Howard Weinroth

Thursdays, November 22 - December 13   7:30 – 9:30 p.m.      Regular fee $28, Members Value Fee: $20 

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