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Shalom Synagogue Village

For your Mind, your Body and your Spirit A  new initiative offering programming to members of four neighborhood synagogues (The Community Synagogue, Port Jewish Center, Temple Beth Israel, and the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore) ages 55 and above.

We are hoping these programs give you fun and exciting new ways to connect to your synagogue community. The Shalom Synagogue Village also provides the opportunity to meet and foster new relationships with members of other local synagogues, further deepening your connection to the synagogue community and the greater Port Washington area.

New programs are being added regularly.  Please check back with us.


At The Community Synagogue – Mondays, January 8 & 29, February 7 (Wednesday) , 12, & 26

Dive into the enchanting world of Yiddish with our 4-session conversational class led by Cecile Uphadhyay! It's just the beginning! From lively greetings to chatty basics – it’s a linguistic adventure like no other. Join us for a cultural journey filled with laughter, learning, and a whole lot of fun!
For more information or to Register: Conversational Yiddish
With questions, contact Bari Ziegel at 

Click on an image to learn more or to RSVP.


Sessions still available! Season is Tuesdays, Sept 19, 2023 – May 14, 2024 (no sessions Apr 23 & Apr 30).
Players MUST commit to at least 12 sessions.
Books Courts here: Pickleball Courts

Payment Form here: Pickleball Payment
For more information, contact Bari Ziegel at


Sunday, February 11 from 10:00 – 11:30 am
At Ble Bakery 
– For more information contact Norm Silber at 
Sign up here: Monthly Meet-Up


Thursdays, February 1 & 15 at 6:30 pm

At RSNS – 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.
For more information, contact Nancy Silber at
Sign up here: Rounds Singing

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
At The Community Synagogue  You can join anytime, even if you might have missed previous sessions.
For more information contact Mary Alice at
Sign up here: Knitting


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)


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