The Empty Nesters group gives an opportunity to socialize to those whose children have grown and left home or those who never had children. We meet most months, usually for a Sunday brunch, dairy pot luck, schmoozing, and to discuss a topic of choice. Topics have included discussing a guest speaker at the shul such as Rabbi Stone talking about Mussar, favorite books recently read, the Jewish film festival, memories of the high holidays, Medicare supplements, and we have also seen films of Jewish interest and read short plays aloud. Singles as well as couples are warmly invited.
This group for young adults in their 20s and 30s, provides religious and social network opportunities for graduate students and young professionals. Many members of our group become active members of our community who attend, and lead, Shabbat morning services. Programs include: film showings, Shabbat dinners, Food and Friends Groups, drinks in Rabbi Borodin’s sukkah, cooking for Shabbos chefs, and more. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Rachel Wachtel.
Virtual Food & Friends
Join Food and Friends to connect with a small group of Beth Shalom members during five monthly virtual meetings on Sundays. Share a virtual meal along with studying a curriculum prepared by Rabbi Rose.
How it works:
- You’ll let us know if you’re interested by signing up on the form below by October 9.
- We’ll match you with others to form a group that meets five times during the year.
- We will provide the curriculum for you to study in your groups.
- We will aim to create groups with roughly 6 households/group.
- This cycle’s dates: November 1, 2020, December 6, 2020, January 10, 2021, February 21, 2021, March 14, 2021
This year’s curriculum: Current Concerns through a Jewish Lens
In this tumultuous time, there are countless burning issues that many of us are already thinking about: isolation and loneliness, the future of our planet, racial justice, caring for each other, democracy, and more. Together, we will use Jewish texts to explore and discuss these concerns, gleaning wisdom and insight from our tradition and from each other.
Reviews from previous participants include:
“…the community building aspect was the best for us. We met, ate, and conversed with people we didn’t know other than by sight for some of them and others I hadn’t even seen…”
“We have developed a wonderful connection with these people which has helped us feel more at home at CBS.”
“Excellent background material led to consistently engaging conversations”
“My Shabbat table conversation will be enriched by this experience. I am motivated to include more study to deepen our conversation.”