Seniors (Chazak)

Seniors (Chazak)

Shalom and welcome!
We hope that you will find many ways to connect to your fellow congregants as well as your Jewish heritage.  Every year we develop programming, both formal and informal to help you explore, connect and discover the riches of your Jewish journey.

We invite you to choose a program or course and join us! If there is a program or topic that interests you, please let us know. We are constantly preparing new offerings and creating new opportunities, including courses, trips, discussions, shows, movies, speakers, cooking, mind/body, music and more!

To learn about our adult learning opportunities, including classes with Rabbi Rudin, and the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School, an innovative adult learning program developed at the Hebrew University, click here . To learn more about classes with Cantor Lois here.

Some of our latest and greatest events are listed below.

Learn how to crochet Kippot – details to follow
November 5, 2017, 10am


“Praying with Lior”
December 3, 2017, two showings: 10am (during religious school) & 7 pm

An engrossing, wrenching and tender documentary film, PRAYING WITH LIOR introduces Lior Liebling, also called “the little rebbe.” Lior has Down syndrome and has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. Is he a “spiritual genius” as many around him say? Or simply the vessel that contains everyone’s unfulfilled wishes and expectations? Lior – whose name means “my light” – lost his mother at age six, and her words and spirit hover over the film. While everyone agrees Lior is closer to God, he’s also a burden, a best friend, an inspiration, and an embarrassment, depending on which family member is speaking. As Lior approaches Bar Mitzvah, different characters provide a window into life spent “praying with Lior.” The movie poses difficult questions such as what is “disability” and who really talks to God? Told with intimacy and humor, PRAYING WITH LIOR is a family story, a triumph story, a grief story, a divinely-inspired story.


Latke Cook-Off, Iron-Chef style
December 10, 2017, 12 noon

Join us for lunch and the judging of Adath Shalom’s Best Latkes! Think outside your Chanukah tool box and get ready for some yummmm! In addition to the time-honored, come taste sweet potato, vegan and other non-traditional latkes. Details to follow.


Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court
January 6, 2018, following Shabbat morning services

This lunch and learn with David G. Dalin, an American rabbi ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary and historian, will address American jurisprudence through the eyes of the eight Jewish Supreme Court Justices that have served, including the three Jewish justices currently serving. Rabbi Dalin is the author, co-author or editor of twelve books on American Jewish history and politics, and Jewish-Christian relations. He has taught Jewish Studies and been a visiting professor at several universities.


Women’s Seder
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:30pm

Honor and observe the importance of women in Jewish history and the Passover story during this inspiring take on the Passover Seder. A seder in advance of Passover prepares us spiritually and intellectually for a seder in our home.


Let’s Eat: Jewish Food and Faith
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Join us for morning minyan at 9am, brunch at 9:45 am and a presentation by Rabbi Ron Issacs to round out the morning. Food is an instrument of both community and identity. Jews love to feed and be fed. There is no way that Jews can practice Judaism culturally and religiously without food. Based on his newest book (co-authored by Lori Stein) “Let’s Eat: Jewish Food and Faith”, Rabbi Ron Isaacs will demonstrate the connection between food and Jewish values, food traditions around the world, and how food, eating and community are pillars of Jewish culture. You are in for a culinary treat that will not only whet your appetite but have you asking for more!


Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Jewish Mysticism
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Join us for morning minyan at 9am, brunch at 9:45 am and a presentation by Rabbi Simcha to complete the morning’s program. Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! However, today many are unaware of traditional Jewish wisdom on life after death. This presentation explores Judaism’s afterlife teachings, particularly in Jewish mysticism. We endeavor to understand the relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death.



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