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Shalom Synagogue Village


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late March – April 2023

Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of individuals who are 55 and older, who are members of one of our four synagogues, by creating meaningful connections with others in our Shalom Synagogue Village. We provide new opportunities for social engagement that promote physical and emotional well-being and foster a renewed sense of Jewish community.

Here’s an update on our ongoing and upcoming programs from your Shalom Synagogue Village, especially for our synagogue members age 55 and above.

– Join us for cocktails and light bites and meet members of our four participating synagogues.

NEW SESSION - PICKLEBALL – Our next set of Pickleball For more information, go to: Synagogue Village: Pickleball - 3-28-23 – 5-2-23 ( and pay for it here: Payment for Pickleball. For more information, contact Lisa Shevrin at LIMITED SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE.

NEW - IDEAS FESTIVUS: AN IDEAS FESTIVAL FOR THE REST OF US – Thursday, March 30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore - This program will meet periodically to consider fresh ideas being addressed in the media.  Our next session topic will be What is Technology Doing To/For Us??? For more information contact Marty Adickman,  or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Ideas Festivus: An Ideas Festival for the Rest of Us (

NEW – GROWN UP FUN – Sunday, April 2, 2 – 4 p.m. – The Community Synagogue Theatre Company presents “Rumours” by Neil Simon at Club G, Castle Gould at The Sands Point Preserve followed by dinner at Sullivan’s Quay at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35 per person. You must purchase your tickets for the show here: Theater Company - The Community Synagogue ( Please email Lori Roman at or Jessica Wigdor at by March 29, 2023 to let one of them know that you’ll be going to the show. If you are only joining the group for dinner, please indicate that in your email. They will meet at Sullivan’s at 4:20 p.m.

NEW - A Conversation with Rabbi Lee Friedlander of RSNS, “Jewish Identity and Surrogacy: The
Workings of the Rabbinic Mind” - Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue
of the North Shore

Join us for a casual conversation and coffee. This program initiates an occasional series of opportunities to meet and chat with clergy in a casual setting offered only by the Villages program. Rabbi Lee Friedlander’s chosen topic will be related to some “hot button” cases in Israel, where rabbinic courts have ruled that babies through surrogacy might not be recognized as Jewish. After his presentation, we will have a chance to talk further about this subject and many others. Contact Norm Silber at for more information or sign up here Synagogue Village: Coffee with The Clergy (

MONTHLY MEET-UP WITH OTHER SYNAGOGUE VILLAGE MEMBERS at Landmark Diner on Sunday, April 9th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Contact Norm Silber at or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Monthly Meet-Up With Other Synagogue Village Members At Landmark Diner (

KNITTING Meets every week on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at The Community Synagogue. April dates are 4/18 and 4/25. You can join anytime, even if you might have missed previous sessions. For more information contact Mary Alice at or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Knitting (

ROUNDS SINGING – Thursdays, April 13 and 27 – 7:30 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore Rounds singing is a fun group activity that is sure to lighten your winter mood.  No level of music ability is required, just the desire to belt out some tunes.  We will provide some of our favorite rounds but encourage you to bring some as well.  Please join the Shalom Villages group to raise the roof and have some fun. Contact Nancy Silber at for more information or sign up here Synagogue Village: Rounds Singing (

CHAIR YOGA Meets every Friday at 10:30 AM at The Community Synagogue. You can join in anytime (even if you might have missed previous sessions) contact Beth at or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Chair Yoga (

Warm regards,
Our Shalom Synagogue Village Co-Chairs

Marty Adickman (RSNS)
Dan Kasle (TBI)
Bayla Lovens (PJC)
Riki Potter (TCS)
Rita Shumsky (TBI)
Norm Silber (RSNS)
Karen Sloan (TCS)
Gail Thrope (PJC)
Bari Ziegel (TCS)


Sat, April 1 2023 10 Nisan 5783