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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.


Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26 – 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel
Learn about where you came from and find lost family members. Gary Pokrassa, an experienced genealogist, will help you begin your journey.  He will provide information on the resources available to begin your search for your family tree.
For more information contact Dan Kasle at 
Sign up here Synagogue Village: Intro to Jewish Genealogy (

Thursdays, January 12 and 26 – 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.
For more information contact Nancy Silber at 
Sign up here Synagogue Village: Rounds Singing (


Saturday, January 21 – 7:00 p.m. at The Community Synagogue
Jane Ronis, owner of Chef for a Night, will show us how to prepare a meal that’s both delicious and healthy. We’ll be preparing Tunisian Fish Kabobs, Persian Rice and Citrus arugula salad. After dinner is prepared, we’ll be sitting down together to enjoy the meal, including wine and dessert. The cost of the evening including dinner, beverages and dessert is $40 per person. Please RSVP by January 17, 2023.
For more information contact Lori Roman at or Jessica Wigdor at 
Sign up here Grown Up Fun Cook Along

Sunday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel
Hear from journalist-author Kostya Kennedy to discuss his recently published unconventional biography about Jackie Robinson, “True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson.” 
Sign up here Journalist-Author Kostya Kennedy

KNITTING – An open stitch night on Wednesday nights, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. You do not need to have attended any previous sessions to join this group.
For more information contact Mary Alice at 
Sign up here: Synagogue Village: Knitting (

IDEAS FESTIVUS: AN IDEAS FESTIVAL FOR THE REST OF US – This program will meet periodically to consider fresh ideas being addressed in the media. Our next meeting date is Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. at RSNS. Our topic is "What is Technology doing to/for us???"
For more information contact Marty Adickman,  
Sign up here: Synagogue Village: Ideas Festivus: An Ideas Festival for the Rest of Us (

CHAIR YOGA – Give yourself an hour to just stretch and move and, most importantly, BREATHE! Meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Beth at
Sign up here: Synagogue Village: Chair Yoga (

Socialize with other Shalom Synagogue Village members, beginning on Sunday, November 13.
For more information, contact Norm Silber at
Sign up here: Synagogue Village: Monthly Meet-Up At Landmark Diner (

Pickleball will be played at the Port Washington Tennis Academy at 100 Harbor Road, Port Washington beginning on January 10th.
Sign up here: Our Synagogue Village: Pickleball 2023 ( 
Pay for it here: Payment for Pickleball
For more information, contact Lisa Shevrin at

Shalom Synagogue Village Co-Chairs

Marty Adickman (RSNS)
Judy Epstein (PJC)
Dan Kasle (TBI)
Bayla Lovens (PJC)
Riki Potter (TCS)
Rita Shumsky (TBI)
Norm Silber (RSNS)
Amy Sirotkin (TCS)
Karen Sloan (TCS)
Bari Ziegel (TCS)


Sat, February 4 2023 13 Sh'vat 5783