Virtual Programs

Streamed live to your home. Zoom link will be sent upon registration. For inquiries contact Lisa Quay:


Instructor: Adam Roberts
The Pantheon of Broadway’s leading ladies is chock full of Jewish Divas. From Molly to Menzel, Babs to Bette (and Divine to Fierstein!), we will celebrate the stars who went from the shul to the stage.
Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30pm
May 6-May 20 (3 Classes)
Virtual – S6052PM-V
M $40.00 / R $46.00  Register

MUSIC WAS HIS MISTRESS: The Sophisticated Sounds of Duke Ellington
Instructor: Jonno Lightstone
Legendary jazz musician and bandleader Duke Ellington, famous for such standards as Mood Indigo, Take the A Train and Sophisticated Lady, composed thousands of scores for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook over his 50-year career. Ellington overcame racial, social, and musical obstacles to create his own unique blend of complex yet accessible jazz. Enjoy this lecture, including video clips and musical selections performed by Jonno Lightstone live on saxophone and clarinet. Jonno is regarded as one of Toronto’s finest klezmer musicians. A clarinetist, equally at home on flute and saxophone, he is a multi-faceted musician and leader of the Yiddish Swingtet, a trio whose music runs the gamut from traditional Eastern European klezmer to American jazz and swing.
Monday May 3, 11:00am – 12:30pm
M $10.00 / R $12.00
To join please email:

Instructor: Jordan Klapman
Want to rock? Music educator and professional musician Jordan Klapman shares both his extensive background knowledge and performs a highly “edutaining” program of classic pop, folk, and soft rock classics from the 1960s! Learn about the fascinating singers of all times, as originally written and/or performed by Carole King, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Simon & Garfunkel… and more. Learning has never been so much fun! Mr. Klapman has over thirty years’ experience performing many different genres of music, and for more than a decade has lectured at Ryerson University’s LIFE Institute and other institutions and cultural centres.
Tuesday, June 29
11:00am – 12:15pm
Virtual – S6003AM-V
M  $10.00 / R $12.00  Register

Life Writing Course

“I was here and these are some of my stories”

This 6-session course, offered via Zoom, gives you the opportunity, inspiration, and community to reflect on some of the memorable incidents in your life. No special writing skills are needed, but we will discuss ways to make your stories (scenes from your life) vivid and interesting to read. The goal is not publication; rather, you will create a montage of experiences to be appreciated by those who come after you. This authorly space is low in risk and high in satisfaction.

Dr. Linda Steinman, a Senior Scholar at York University in Toronto, has been an adult educator for 40 years.

Fridays 11:00am
May 14 – June 18 (6 sessions)
M $90 / R $96

REGISTER through the Schwartz Reisman JCC, Toronto

Food & History

Rice, Spice, Funk & the Evolution of Humanity
Instructor: Seika Taniguchi
In this 3-part course, we will explore the culinary commonalities of rice, spice and fermented foods across East Asia and their implications on how our ancestors evolved. Discussion will follow the intersectionalities and differences in preparation and consumption of common Asian staples (rice, spice and fermented food) across different countries as prime evidence of evolutionary natural selective forces in action.
Monday 11:00am – 12:30pm
June 7, 14 & 28
Virtual – S6061AM-V
M $20.00 / R $25.00 Register

Social Groups

Circle of Friends for Women 55+
Thought provoking programs, social time to meet with friends and make new ones, and monthly Sunday Brunches. Via Zoom. Meet twice a month. Contact Lisa Quay for dates
Tuesday 1:00 – 2:15pm
May 25, Jun 8 & 22
Virtual – S6098PM-V
M $35.00 / R $45.00 Register

Shirley Stein’s News & Views
News & Views is a current events discussion group facilitated by Dan Elezam and hosted on Zoom by Waldman Library/JCC Adult Programming. This virtual punch card is valid for any 8 sessions of the “News & Views”.
Wednesdays 10:30am – 12:30pm
Virtual – S7701AA-V
M $18.00 / R $24.00 Register

Senior Men’s Discussion
Professionals and scholars will present a variety of topics.
Monday 9:30 – 11:00am
May 10, Jun 21
Virtual – S6099AM-V
M $25.00 / R $35.00 Register

FREE Programs

Chair Yoga on Zoom
Live-on-Zoom. Contact to receive the link.
Instructor: Bonnie Grasso
Monday & Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30am
Everyone is welcome.

NEW Morning Stretch & Meditation
Live-on-Zoom. Contact to receive the link.
Instructor: Bonnie Grasso
Tuesday & Thursday  9:30am
Everyone is welcome.

Weekly Healthy Cooking Classes
Chef Lior selects a healthy recipe each week and demonstrates from start to finish. Include discussion and a copy of the recipe.
Wednesday 3:00pm, ongoing

Name That Tune: Virtual Music Trivia
With pianist Bob York live at the piano. Guess the tune, then find the answer and enjoy singing along.
Tuesday 2:00pm
May 11 – Women’s Names
June 15 – Men’s Names

Rise & Shine Virtual Sunday “Brunch”
A little humor, a look back on this week in history, some happy stories from the news among friends.
Facilitator: Leila Moharib
Sunday 10:00am
May 16, 30, June 13

“Dinner” & A Movie
You provide the dinner, we’ll bring the movie. Entertaining and uplifting, films followed by a discussion.
Tuesday 6:30pm
May 4 – The Grand Seduction
May 25 – Waking Ned Devine
June 8 – Calendar Girls
June 29 – Elsa and Fred