The Friendship Club

June 2016

Summer is just around the corner which means that the warm weather – along with plenty of sunshine – is here to stay for the next few months.

On Tuesday evening, June 21, The Friendship Club and the Socially Active Senior Singles group will be sponsoring another fantastic program. Rhonda Denet (Mostly Motown) and Steve Kazlauskas will entertain us with a musical tribute to two legendary singers, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and it promises to be a great evening. If you have not responded as yet to this event, please do so no later than Friday, June 17 so that there is ample seating and enough refreshments for everyone. We thank Elaine Nachshen for arranging this program.

For the fifth year in a row, we are offering the AARP Driver Safety Course which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the synagogue.

Marty Karasick, a certified AARP volunteer and a member of The Friendship Club, will conduct this class. A flyer with complete details will be mailed in July.

By the way, our trip to the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum on the Lower East Side on Tuesday, May 10 was wonderful. Our visit included a brief guided tour of this small synagogue, a lecture about the history of Romaniote Jews, a collection of various Judaica items in their museum and, of course, a delicious Greek-kosher luncheon. All in all, it was an absolutely perfect day.  Here are a few photos:




Wishing you a relaxing summer!

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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