Moving Forward Together

College Avenue Center

We Serve Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Due to the growing concern of COVID-19 (coronavirus), JFS is taking the precautionary measure of suspending our social and wellness centers until further notice. As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you updated about JFS’s response at

A great place to spend your day!

Take a computer course in the Cyber Café, join a fitness or yoga class, or watch a film in the movie room. Then catch up with friends over a delicious Kosher lunch, featuring our soup and salad bar served daily.

Some of our favorite entrees include brisket with mashed potatoes, baked fish with garlic & lemon, and Chicken Bombay with brown rice. You can also take home fruits and vegetables from our bi-monthly “Fresh Market.”

For those living with Alzheimer’s or related forms of dementia, the Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center may be right for you.

Exercise At Home With Aviva

We are continuing to provide services that enrich the lives of older San Diegans while our two Older Adult Centers are closed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This hour-long chair exercise routine will keep your body, brain, and heart active from the safety of your own home. Enjoy!


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What You Can Expect at the Center

Here, every day is different

On any given day, you can expect a stimulating mix of games, workshops, live music and entertainment, discussion groups, dancing, guest speakers, films, cultural events, holiday celebrations, and more.


We love what we do

Our caring team of staff and volunteers are knowledgeable about the aging process and share a passion for working with older adults.

We get you there and back

Transportation to and from the Center is offered through On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults.


We emphasize healthy aging

We offer nutritious kosher lunches, daily exercise and fitness classes, nutrition workshops, and regular screenings to support mind-body wellness. You can also take home fruits and vegetables from our bi-monthly “Fresh Market.”

Time, Location, & Fees

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Lunch is at 11:45am – no reservations required.
Temple Emanu-El
6299 Capri Drive
San Diego, CA 92120
(858) 637-3270

Basic Enrollment


Includes the following benefits:

  • Access to the College Avenue Center, where you can enjoy hot lunch and salad bar, engaging classes, live entertainment, Monday Movies, lab time in the Cyber Café, and more (fees may apply)
  • Newsletter emailed directly to your inbox

Community Membership

$48/$60 Single/Couple

Includes Basic Enrollment benefits, plus:

  • Membership to the College Avenue Center
  • Newsletter mailed to your home or emailed directly to your inbox
  • Minimum 20% discounts on programs, classes, and entertainment
  • FREE open lab time at our Cyber Café
  • FREE Monday Movies

VIP Membership

$80/$100 Single/Couple

Includes Community Membership benefits, plus:

  • Preferred seating at in-house special events
  • Recognition as a VIP Member in our monthly newsletter
  • Access to an exclusive VIP Member event
  • Waived On the Go Enrollment Fees

Lunch is offered daily at 12:00pm for a suggested donation of $4 for adults 60+ and a $7 fee for all others.
Roundtrip transportation is available to participants living in the surrounding area for a suggested donation of $4.00 each way.

The College Avenue Center offers a farmers’ market-style “Fresh Market” for older adults every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 12:30–1:30pm. In collaboration with the Hand Up Food Pantry and Feeding America San Diego, participants the chance to fill a bag with healthy, seasonal produce of their choice.

Let’s get to know each other.

To become a member, download our membership form and bring it with you to the Center. Or give us a call, and we can fill the form together over the phone. We’re here to answer your questions and help you get started.