Hamilton Jewish Family Services offers a wide range of adult social and educational programs.   Currently all programs are on ZOOM expect for Kibitz Corner which is a telephone based program.

J-Walk:  Walking for wellness

J-WALK is a simple walking club for individuals 55+.   This is a great way to stay fit, meet other active people, and discover new places to walk in the community.

J-WALK meets every Monday at 10:30 am at JHamilton, 1605 Main Street West.  Cost is free but registration is required.

J-WALK will resume in SPRING 2022

Her name was margaret

Life and Death on the Streets

Margaret Jacobson was woman who grew up playing piano and accordion in Barbados and died after years of experiencing homelessness in Hamilton.  She was known at the shelters as Princess Margaret.

Join us for an discussion with the author DENISE DAVY.  Davy is a journalist who specializes in mental health.

ZOOM EVENT:         Thursday, January 13th                                       7:00 pm


Addressing Financial Concerns for Seniors

It’s never too late for improving your financial knowledge and skills.

This workshop will cover topics  such as:

  • saving in retirement
  • set financial goals
  • budgeting
  • plans for retirement

Kevin Maynard, Vice-President of the Canadian Foundation of Economic Education will address the above topics as well as answer your questions.

Kibitz corner

Kibitz Corner is a phone based program providing education and recreational programing in a fun and interactive atmosphere.

Programs run Monday thru Thursday at 11 am and are open to all.

KIBitz corner Basics:

  • Completely free program.
  • Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls).
  • No special equipment needed – just your average phone!
  • Call yourself in to the program, or we can call you – it’s your choice!
  • Each phone session is 30 minutes in length.
  • Each phone session averages between 5 – 10 people on the call.
  • You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn, and/or just have fun!

Kibitz Corner promotes an environment that values:

  • Positive communication between people
  • Courteous conduct
  • Mutual respect, fairness and equality

Contact Christine Nusca at for additional information




Our mental health at any age is key to our well-being. We can’t be truly healthy without it. It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Each of our paths to mental well-being will be unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports. But good mental health is in everyone’s reach.

Guest Speaker:      Jill Dennison                      Canadian Mental Health Association

ZOOM EVENT:   Wednesday, January 19th                                  10:30 am

Tax Tips & Tricks


As tax season is approaching, join us for this informative discussion.

Learn about which tax benefits are available to you and general knowledge about taxes and what updates and/changes have been affected during the pandemic.


ZOOM EVENT:      Tuesday, Feburary 15th                                       11:00 am