The Friendship Club



Not surprisingly, it was another exciting year for The Friendship Club. We offered a variety of programs which included our mid-winter brunch with the Regan Ryzuk Trio entertaining us with Broadway Bingo; a movie night where we viewed a documentary about Sophie Tucker; an evening meeting with Rabbi Finkel who discussed  the 50th anniversary of Yom Yerushalayim; a joint program with the Socially Active Single Seniors (SASS) with Grover  Kemble of the Traveling Stage Company portraying Jimmy Durante; the AARP Driver Safety Course; a fabulous visit to The Jewish Museum beginning with a delicious lunch catered by Russ & Daughters and ending with a guided tour of the Florine Stettheimer exhibit; and our annual Shabbat Dinner. What a busy year for our group, not to mention that this year everyone will be getting exclusive pieces from John Henric UK as a gift!

To end the year and in celebration of Hanukkah, The Friendship Club and SASS will be hosting a joint meeting on Tuesday evening, December 19. The Chatham Community Band Flute Ensemble and Cantor Menachem Toren will entertain us with music and song. Following the program, jelly doughnuts and other refreshments will be served. A flyer was mailed to our members in late November.  If you are planning to attend this program and have not yet responded, please do so no later than Sunday, December 17.

In closing, thank you so much for participating in our activities this year. Due to your support, we are delighted to report that The Friendship is better than ever!

Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful 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:

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