Department of Jewish Programs is for everyone in your family
The Department of Jewish Programs (DJP) is your one-stop for Jewish experience. DJP of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo provides Jewish programs, events, and opportunities for Jewish youth, adults, seniors and families. From the PJ Library, to Kids Klub for 4th and 5th graders to senior adults, DJP is the place to meet, mix and mingle with all your Jewish friends in an environments that is consistent with Jewish values.
DJP Programs and Services
NextgenTOLEDO is the nexus of Toledo’s vibrant community of Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. Nextgen offers an exclusive way to get involved and get connected including events, meaningful volunteer service opportunities, stimulating educational programs and fulfilling leadership positions.
Senior Adult programming offers monthly programs, speakers, cultural, trips and so much more. Funded through the Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization.
BBYO spans 39 regions and 15,000 members. BBYO, Inc. is a worldwide, trans-denominational, youth-led organization that provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop their leadership potential and a positive Jewish identity. BBYO is for those in 9th – 12th grade. Brown Smullin Neufeld #70 for guys, B’not Sholom #407 for ladies.
Club 678 is for Jewish Youth in 6th through 8th grade. This youth group is more than just having fun with your friends, it is also learning about tikkun olam, tzedakah and your community. All of our events will have a link to a Jewish value or action. The youth are encouraged to ask questions and offer solutions and ideas.
Kids Klub is for Jewish Youth in 4th and 5th grade. This youth group is more than just having fun with your friends, it is also learning about tikkum olan, tzedakah and your community. All of our events will have a link to Jewish value or action. The youth are encouraged to ask questions and offer solutions and ideas.
The Jewish Experience Fund provides stipends of up to $1000 for each Jewish child who resides within the area served by the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. Stipends may be used to supplement a qualifying Israel travel program and other qualifying programs as defined by the fund.
• The entire $1000 may be used to supplement a qualifying Israel travel program.
• Increments of $1000 not exceeding $250 per year can be used for other purposes as defined as qualifying programs.
The PJ Library®, supported by the Gary and Andrea Delman Family Foundation, is a wonderful free program that will nourish a Jewish life from the start. The PJ Library seeks to engage Jewish families with young children. Each participating child will receive a high quality Jewish children’s book or CD every month, through age 7.
Helping Families Live Jewishly (HFLJ) is a series of seasonal events, presented by the Department of Jewish Programs, that give families the opportunity to come together in a non-soliciting environment. Events include the Summer Fun Carnival, Hanukkah Palooza, and others as created.
Maccabi ArtsFest is designed to inspire Jewish teens through a dynamic combination of workshop, performance, exhibition, competition, community service, social activities and fun to develop their individuality through the medium of artistic expression while strengthening their bonds to their Jewish heritage, community, and Israel. Teens entering grades 8-12 (minimum age of 13) are eligible to participate.
Toledo Link to College - Funded by Sylvia Thal, Toledo Link to College (TLC) provides care packages to college students who are away at school. The sisterhoods from the 3 congregations have committee members that help run this program. Packages go out approximately 3 times a year. Contact the Department of Jewish Programs for more information.
Sunday's-A-Funday is designed to reach out to 2nd and 3rd grade Jewish Youth. This program exposes the children to social environments, arts & crafts, education, and most importantly connecting with other Jewish kids.
Bnai Tzedek - Suzanne & Allan Cohn B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy program of the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation offers teens ages 12 and up the unique opportunity to participate in philanthropy that focuses on Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah while still being able to have fun and learn about issues that face the world and our own community.
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Welcome to Jewish Toledo (WtJT) is a complete series of Jewish Community Resources. Shalom Toledo for those that are new to town. Shalom Baby for the newest members of our community.
The “In a Box” Program offers families the opportunity to explore and learn about different Jewish Holidays and events through hands on exploration and explanation. At each “In a Box” program the participants either create or are given different tools to use for their families celebration. “In a Box” programs have included: Shabbat, Sukkot, Tu B’Shevat and Passover.
Hanukkah Palooza is the Department of Jewish Programs community-wide celebration of Hanukkah. Children of all ages are invited. This event includes headliner entertainment, latkes, sufganiyot, and so much more.
Book Fair spans several days and includes presentations by prominent authors and a book store, catering books specifically for the Jewish community. Navigate to the Toledo Jewish News section of this website to download the TJN November Book Fair brochure insert to learn more about the 2008 Jewish Book Fair.
Yom HaAtzmaut Celebration - Come join the Greater Toledo Jewish community celebrate Israel's anniversary. The Department of Jewish Programs marks the holiday with fun and educational, hands-on activities for children, and meaningful presentations and speakers for all ages. Contact the DJP for information about this years festivities.
Summer Carnival -The Department of Jewish Programs Helping Families Live Jewishly series kicks up the summer heat for this annual summer carnival. Each year families get together for an afternoon of games, crafts, balloons, inflatables and a lot of fun! Contact the DJP for more information.
PJ Library® offers free high quality books and music each month to children 6 months through the age of seven years old. To learn more about PJ Library® visit www.pjlibrary.org or contact Sherry Majewski, sherry@JewishToledo.org or call 419 724-0386.
PJ Library® is supported by the
Gary and Andrea Delman Family Foundation