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Adult Social Groups

Empty Nesters
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. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

Young Adults
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 Shabbas chefs, and more. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

Food & Friends 5783
Join Food and Friends to connect with a small group (8-10 people) of Beth Shalom members during five monthly meetings on Sundays. Share a meal, along with studying a curriculum prepared by Rabbi Rose. This year, there will be both virtual and in-person groups, with in-person groups open only to those who are vaccinated and virtual groups open to everyone. Questions? Contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

Sign up here for Food and Friends 5783 (2022-23). 

How it works:

  • We’ll match you with others to form a group (8-10 people) that meets five times during the year.
  • We will provide the curriculum (topic below) for you to study in your groups.
  • There is a $36 curriculum fee, which includes a copy of Joey Weisenberg's book The Torah of Music that you can pick up from Beth Shalom's office, or we can mail to you. If that is a barrier to your participation, please waive the fee when you register.
  • Sign up here (You'll need to logged into your ShulCloud account. Contact Beth Shalom's office if you have trouble accessing your ShulCloud account.) 

This year's dates:

Sundays 11/13/22, 12/11/22, 1/8/23, 2/5/23, 3/12/23

This year's curriculum: The Torah of Music
In an effort to carry the energy and ruach (spirit) of our Musicians-in-Residence weekend beyond that one Shabbat, our Food and Friends curriculum for this year will be a guided reading and discussion of Joey Weisenberg’s book, The Torah of Music.  This will be an opportunity to explore Jewish texts about song and to discuss how both these texts and music itself can inform and enrich our lives and our world.  Note: though The Torah of Music may inspire you to sing more and to listen more, the Food and Friends curriculum does not include actually singing.  But we’d love for you to join us to sing songs and niggunim after lunch on the following Shabbatot: 10/22, 11/19, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/4.

Sat, October 1 2022 6 Tishrei 5783