60 and better programs


The Jewish Living Center and its programs cater to the 60 and better crowd in Jewish Toledo. They are supported in part through your Annual Campaign dollars and a generous grant from the Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization.

Learning and Expressing Yourself

We believe that we should never stop learning or expressing ourselves. In order to make this approach to life attainable to everyone in our community, we offer a wide range of free programs. Please come and join us.



January 23

10 – 11:30 a.m.

All About Applications class

Registration required by Tuesday, January 16. Limited space.


What is an application? An application, often referred to as an “app”, is a program designed to perform a specific function. These functions vary from access to social media platforms, reading materials, games, and so much more!


So, are you ready to discover these various apps? Ready to conquer the App Store? Ready to find your favorite app? Then join us for this free class, where we will learn how to search for specific apps, install and uninstall apps, know the difference between a free and paid app, and give a brief overview on how to utilize apps.


Criteria: Basic user knowledge needed.

You are encouraged to bring your own device (iPad, Samsung tablet, Android tablet, etc.). Please make sure the device is charged and up to date. If you do not have a device, iPads will be provided for in-class use only.




January 25

1 p.m.

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (60 min.)

Registration required by Monday, January 22.


Laughter: It really is the BEST medicine. Push away those winter blues! Join us for an afternoon of popcorn and cocoa and catch a great film that you cannot see in the theatre or on Netflix.

Since the early days, Jerry Lewis – in the line of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel – had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches, and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, stage, and direct many of the films he appeared in, resulting in such adored classics as The Bellboy, The Ladies Man, The Errand Boy, and The Nutty Professor. By becoming a “total filmmaker,” Lewis surpassed expectations as a comic performer and emerged as a driving force in Hollywood. He broke boundaries with his technical innovations, unique voice, and keen visual eye, even garnering respect and praise overseas. However, American critics and the cultural elite tended to reject his abrasive art. While they viewed Lewis as nothing more than just a clown, others, like the French, recognized him as a true auteur, giving rise to questions that have perplexed American pop culture for over 50 years: Why do Europeans love Jerry Lewis? What is this inexplicable aversion Americans have toward him? Is he just a brash, anything-for-yuks buffoon, or is he a creative genius? Who is the man behind the clown?


Specialty Wellness

Posture Perfection # 2

Friday, February 9 and 16

1 – 2 p.m.

This class is designed to offer you an opportunity to try something new and enhance your way of living. We do ask that you please call and register for the class that you are interested in at least one week prior.


No more slumping in your seat or hunching over! Let us show you the way to properly exercise your upper back and neck area and get those shoulders to relax and not be so stiff. We will also show you the best way to work with your lower back, pelvis, and hip area. This class will include a posture evaluation, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine corrective exercise evaluation. Please wear comfortable clothing. Limited to 10 students. This is the same class that was offered in the fall. You must participate in both weeks.




February 28

1 – 2:30 p.m.

The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio –Everything You Should Know and More

Registration required by Monday, February 26.

Presentation offered by Dani Moran, Program Director at The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. The Sight Center is motivated by their mission to empower independence and enrich the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. It offers a unique blend of programs and services that can help people of all ages with permanent vision loss work, learn, play, and live independently. Typical services include Low Vision Rehabilitation, Adapted Daily Living Skills Therapy, Orientation and Mobility Training, and Assistive Technology Instruction. The Sight Center can provide resource information related to vision loss and access to funding for the services that are not covered by traditional health insurance. The Shop at The Sight Center features a variety of tools such as talking watches and clocks, talking calculators and templates to maintain finances independently, magnifiers, Closed Circuit Television systems, lighting, kitchen aids, recreational products, and much more. Also featured in The Shop are the latest in wearable devices for a portable solution to near, intermediate, and far distance objects or Optical Character Recognition (OCR) devices.



Holiday Offerings


Kosher Passover shopping and lunch in Detroit

Tuesday, March 13

9 a.m - Depart from Jewish Learning Center (Sekach Bldg.), 6505 Sylvania Ave.

4 p.m. - Approximate return time to JLC

Registration is required by Monday, March 5 – limited seats


It is that time again to get ready for Passover! So let’s go north and bring our own reusable shopping bags and coolers to One Stop Kosher Grocery Store, Zeman’s Kosher Bakery, Kroger’s, and Harvard Row Kosher butcher shop. Lunch will be on your own at our mystery location.  Please call ahead to Harvard Row (248-539-8806) and Zeman’s (248-967-3905) to place your order for pick up (please make sure to bring along enough reusable shopping bags and coolers for all your shopping needs).


A Tasty Exploration of Passover

Thursday, March 22

1 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Israel - 6525 Sylvania Avenue

$5 per person includes tastings, recipes, and so much more

Registration and payment requested by Monday, March 12

This is not a luncheon, but a tasting of different foods. Please share any dietary restrictions at time of registration.


Join us as we explore Passover in the most untraditional way. We will talk about the Seder, the Haggadah, learn about new traditions, try new flavors of foods that represent various regions of the world, and so much more!


To register for a program, contact Emily at 419-531-2119 x 2 or registration@jewishtoledo.org



•Reservation and payment are due at the time of the request to hold your space
•We accept reservations on a first come basis as space is limited
•A wait list will be formed as needed
•No confirmations will be mailed; your credit card charge or canceled check will serve as your confirmation
•Please fill out an Emergency Contact Form if you are a first time traveler with us


Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Jewish Living Center programs are supported in part through your campaign dollars and through a generous grant from the Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization. All events are part of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo and occasionally take place at the various synagogues.