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A place for Jewish 21 to 40-somethings to meet, mingle, and make lasting memories. From fun outings to meaningful volunteer and fundraising opportunities, YJT offers a way to do Jewish on your own terms in Toledo. 

PJ Library® is completely FREE for families in the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo region.


PJ Library® seeks to engage Jewish families with young children making bedtime story-time Jewish. Each participating child in our community will receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD every month, from age six months through age eight. 


Each book and CD comes with resources to help families use the selection in their home. The book and music list has been selected by the foremost children’s book experts and includes a wide array of themes related to Jewish holidays, folktales and Jewish family life. 

 

Click here to go to the PJ Library page

Young Jewish Toledo wants to empower you to host a Shabbat dinner for your friends in your own space, be it an apartment, house, park, or Toledo pub. The goal of our Breaking Bread program is to help you create a warm, intimate Shabbat experience on your own terms. Please complete this form at least two weeks prior to the date you would like to host your Shabbat dinner. Hallie will discuss with you the Shabbat experience that you are planning and provide you with some basic Shabbat supplies.

 

Want to order pizza? Perfect! Feel like having a potluck? Fabulous! You choose how formal or informal this experience will be for your guests. If needed, you will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $100 per Shabbat dinner (not including alcohol). To be reimbursed, hosts must complete a survey following the event, submit receipts, and upload or allow any photos taken during the event to be shared on our Facebook page.

 

Interested? Click here to fill out the quick application. Questions? Contact Hallie at Hallie@jewishtoledo.org.

What's next?

 

YJT Trivia Nights

Appetizers on us, drinks on you! Test your skills and pub knowledge by joining YJT for a night of trivia. Trivia starts at 7 p.m., make sure to arrive by 6:45 p.m. (reservation will be under “Young Jewish Toledo”)

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13 – El Camino Real, 2500 Sylvania Ave.

 

RSVP by the date prior to each trivia night to Hallie Freed at hallie@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0362

 

Toledo Jewish Film Club

Love and appreciate cinema as a form of art and as a medium of information and education? Want to see unique, never-before-seen films in Jewish Toledo? Then the Toledo Jewish Film Club is for you! It’s simple...just join us on the dates below for great cinema, amazing community, and a greater appreciation for the cinematic experience.

 

Location:

Lourdes University Franciscan Theatre – 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania

 

Cost:

General admission - $7 per film, per person.

Pre-purchased tickets will be available the day of each film

 

Purchase:

By phone: 419-724-0362

By email: Hallie@jewishtoledo.org

 

Popcorn and water will be available at all screenings (unless otherwise noted). This is included in your ticket price.

 

Shalom Bollywood

Saturday, February 23

7 p.m.

76 minutes, English, Hindi with English Subtitles

Full of unexpected delights, Shalom Bollywood tells of the Jewish stars that dominated early Indian cinema. When the world’s largest film industry began, it was frowned upon for Hindu and Muslim women to appear on screen. So, their roles were played by members of India’s Jewish community, Baghdadi and Bene Israel descendants who faced no taboos about performing in public. From the silent era through Bollywood’s golden age, Indian cinema icons share their highs and lows and how their careers pushed the boundaries of Indian-Jewish culture. Interviews plus rare archival footage and retro-style music and animation revive the all-singing, all-dancing, cheeky feel of a Bollywood production.

Birthright for ages 27-32 - It's not too late to go to Israel for FREE

Have you always wanted to go to Israel but missed Birthright's age window? Are you a Jewish Toledo-area resident 27-32 years old? Now's your chance! Join Young Jewish Toledo on a completely FREE trip of a lifetime to Israel June 30 - July 11. For more information, contact Hallie Freed at hallie@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0362.