The Friendship Club



Autumn has arrived with cooler temperatures and the beautiful fall foliage. Let’s hope that this winter will be a mild one with fewer snowstorms.

As mentioned in last month’s Candlestick, our trip to The Jewish Museum in September was a wonderful day. The Florine Stettheimer exhibit was outstanding and the luncheon catered by Russ and Daughters was delicious. All in all, it was a perfect day!

Initially, we had planned a movie night for the end of October but with the Jewish holidays and other synagogue activities, it was decided to postpone this event until the spring. Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of our annual Shabbat dinner has been changed to Friday evening, November 10. In addition to a delicious dinner with Israeli wine, our members will have the opportunity to participate in Shabbat services at 8:00 p.m. followed by a lovely Oneg Shabbat. If you plan to attend this special evening, please remember to respond no later than Tuesday, November 7. For the month of December, we will be hosting another joint program with the Socially Active Single Seniors group (SASS). Once arrangements are finalized, you will be notified accordingly.

Several of our members have inquired about our annual dues. The dues are $25.00 per person and the best bargain around. The dues statement for the year 2018 will be mailed in late January (along with the Mid-Winter Brunch flyer). Since The Friendship Club no longer receives funding from the synagogue, your financial support is needed so that we can continue to provide quality programming for our group throughout the year.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!     

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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