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Please note: Due to COVID-19, Federation and Foundation offices have temporarily closed and we have canceled all in-person programs. Please contact the Jewish Living Center if we can be of assistance to you during these extraordinary times. Join the private JLC Facebook group here for exercise videos, free resources, and other posts that will help make staying home more enjoyable and productive. 


Musical Monday: Tim Oehlers
Monday, August 3
2 p.m.
30 minute performance on Jewish Living Center of Greater Toledo Facebook
No registration required

It may be 2 o’clock in Toledo, but it’s 5 o’clock somewhere… so take an afternoon break and join us for a musical performance by local musician Tim Oehlers. You may remember Tim from our 2018 Latke Luncheon as our afternoon entertainment. He is a guitarist, composer, and entertainer who presents an eclectic variety of acoustic musical styles. Tim performs various vocal selections along with his original compositions when he performs throughout Northwest Ohio. Relax and grab a cool beverage as we bring Tim live to your screen from the Sekach patio.

The performance will be broadcast utilizing Facebook Live through the Jewish Living Center’s private Facebook page. If you are not a member, request to join the private group.


Connecting with Grandchildren through Meaning and Fun

Wednesday, August 5

7 p.m.

Via Zoom. RSVP to to registration@jewishtoledo.org for Zoom event link.


Kids who will help out without arguing. Teens who know how - and when - to speak respectfully. Children who are resilient when they don't get what they want immediately. It's not a dream! In our fast-paced world, it feels impossible to take the time to teach kids these important lessons. Grandparents are perfectly placed to teach children how - and why - to become great people. Despite the challenges of physically distancing, grandparents can not only enjoy their grandkids, they can keep guiding and influencing them as well. Dr. Deborah Gilboa, "Dr. G," gives strategies for using the love you have for your grandchildren, and a little bit of technology, to strengthen those young people and your relationships with them!


Resilience expert Dr. G works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage. Renowned for her contagious humor, Dr. G works with groups across multiple generations, to rewire their attitudes and beliefs, and create resilience through personal accountability and a completely different approach to adversity. She is leading media personality seen regularly on TODAYGood Morning America and The Doctors. She is also featured frequently in the Washington PostThe New TimesHuffington Post, and countless other digital and print outlets.  Dr. G is board certified attending family physician and is fluent in American Sign Language. She resides in Pittsburgh with her four boys. For more information visit www.askdoctorg.com


Aging Gracefully Behind the Wheel

Friday, August 7 – Memory, Forgetfulness, and Aging: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Friday, August 14 – Hearing

Friday, August 21 – Marijuana, CBD, the Brain, and Its Impact on Driving

1 p.m.

Register with Rene at rene@jewishtoledo.org or Stephanie at stephanie@jewishtoledo.org by Friday, July 31, for the link to attend (just one link will give access to all sessions)


We know we need to prepare for aging, but who says we can’t do it gracefully?  We are partnering with Jamie Blazevich from the Safe Communities of Lucas County Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West to bring you three events that will discuss the many factors that can play into driving and traffic safety.  You can join for us for one session or attend of all them!  Each session will begin with yoga exercises then transition into how each topic can impact not only your driving specifically, but your health & well-being all around.



Historian Rebecca Erbelding, author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Thursday, September 3

7 p.m.

Zoom virtual event

Register by Friday, August 28, to registration@jewishtoledo.org 


In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle made a case for the United States to authorize relief funds to help Jews escape Nazi territory. Within days of the meeting, FDR created the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and put Pehle in charge. In Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar Rebecca Erbelding tells the extraordinary unknown story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's unpublicized effort late in the war to save the remaining Jews.


Rescue Board is based on a decade of research, never-before-seen documents from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and interviews with survivors and their families.  Profiled by The Washington Post, The New York Times, the History Channel, and NPR, author Rebecca Erbelding is an archivist, curator, and historian for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.  She won the Jewish Book Award in 2019.

To register for a program, contact Rene at 419-531-2119 x1 or rene@jewishtoledo.org



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Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Jewish Living Center programs are supported in part through your Annual 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.