With the arrival of summer, The Friendship Club has been very busy. On Thursday evening, June 15, we held a joint meeting with the Socially Active Single Seniors group (SASS) and, as expected, we had an excellent response. Grover Kemble, a member of the Traveling Stage Company, entertained us with his portrayal of Jimmy Durante and he was absolutely fantastic! He connected so well with the audience and everyone loved the program. It was a delightful evening of memories and laughter.
For the sixth year in a row, we offered the AARP Driver Safety Course on Wednesday, August 2 at the synagogue and it was a very informative and helpful session. Since Marty Karasick was under the weather, Ted Wilson and his wife Sarita, both certified AARP volunteers, conducted the course and they were wonderful. We thank them for their time and commitment.
Exciting news! We have arranged a day trip to The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, September 12. Our visit will begin with a delicious brunch catered by Russ & Daughters followed by a guided tour of a special and highly-acclaimed exhibit “Florine Stettheimer –Painting Poetry.” A flyer with complete details was mailed to our members in early August. If you have not responded as yet, please do so by Thursday, September 7. A wonderful day is in store for our group.
As a reminder, if you have reached the magic age of fifty-five and would like to become a member of our group, please let me know. The Friendship Club always welcomes new members!
Wishing you a happy, healthy and sweet New Year!
Betty Crane, Coordinator
The Friendship Club began in 2000 with a grant from MetroWest. Currently, we have about 250 members from Morris and Essex counties. We meet at various times of the year depending on the synagogue schedule. We take trips to museums, attend concerts and shows, have a mid-winter brunch in February, a Shabbat dinner in November, and evening programs. We have about eight events a year, several with bus transportation. Dues are $25.00 annually.
We held another movie night Tuesday, April 5 in Scheinman Hall, viewing Deli Man, a documentary about kosher delicatessens of long ago and today. Prior to the movie, we enjoyed deli sandwiches, salads and pickles catered by Deli King of Clark. Over seventy people delighted in the deli dinner, a heart-warming movie, and delectable desserts. Here are a few photos: