Shalom Synagogue Village 55+


Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of individuals who are 55 and older, and who are members of one of our four synagogues, by creating meaningful connections with others in our Shalom Synagogue Village. We provide new opportunities for social engagement that promote physical and emotional well-being and foster a renewed sense of Jewish community.


Here’s an update on our ongoing and upcoming programs from your Shalom Synagogue Village, especially for our synagogue members age 55 and above.




MONTHLY MEET-UP WITH OTHER SYNAGOGUE VILLAGE MEMBERS at Landmark Diner on Sunday, March 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Contact Norm Silber at or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Monthly Meet-Up With Other Synagogue Village Members At Landmark Diner (


ROUNDS SINGING – Thursdays, March 2 and March 30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore

Rounds singing is a fun group activity that is sure to lighten your winter mood.  No level of music ability is required, just the desire to belt out some tunes.  We will provide some of our favorite rounds but encourage you to bring some as well.  Please join the Shalom Villages group to raise the roof and have some fun. Contact Nancy Silber at for more information or sign up here Synagogue Village: Rounds Singing (



Join us on two special evenings that are part of the Gold Coast International Film Festival's Spotlight on Jewish films. We will attend two screenings at the Manhasset Cinemas, 430 Plandome Road, Manhasset. Tickets are $15 per person, per screening. You are welcome to attend any other films included in the series, but at these two screenings, we will provide ID tags for our participants so that you have an opportunity to engage with other Shalom Synagogue Village participants. 


Please sign up here Synagogue Village: Gold Coast International Film Festival 2023 Spotlight on Jewish Films ( so that we know that you're attendingandpurchase your tickets at, where you can find more information and tickets for all films in the series.

Thursday, March 16, 7 PM: ISRAEL SWINGS FOR GOLD

In 2021, Israel’s baseball team competed in the Olympics for the first time. With no media allowed in Tokyo’s Olympic Village, the players record their own experiences. Mostly newly minted Israelis, the

Tokyo’s Olympic Village, the players record their own experiences. Mostly newly minted Israelis, they log unexpected battles against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.


Thursday, March 23, 7 PM: EXODUS 91

A hybrid docudrama film that follows Israeli diplomat, Asher Naim, on a seemingly insurmountable mission to bring 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. As Asher learns more about these African Jews, he finds himself between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and his country.

This film will be followed by a talk-back featuring special guest speaker Mazi Pilip, Nassau County Legislator: Mazi was born in Ethiopia and was part of the famed “Operation Solomon Airlift” which was an international evacuation of 15,000 Ethiopian Jews during the Ethiopian civil war. The effort was negotiated by the State of Israel, United States, and Ethiopian government at that time. Mazi was brought to Israel as part of that operation. She immediately went to school at the age of 12 and became very active in Israeli society. She joined the Israeli Defense Forces where she was assigned to a Paratrooper unit with a specialty of a gunsmith. Thereafter, she went to University in Israel, earning a health degree and, soon after, a master’s degree in diplomacy and security. She has been involved throughout her time in school and after with issues relating to Ethiopian Jewry, politics, and Israel.


NEW SESSION - PICKLEBALL – Our next set of Pickleball For more information, go to Synagogue Village: Pickleball - 3-21-23 - 4-25-23 ( and pay for it here: Payment for Pickleball. For more information, contact Lisa Shevrin at  LIMITED SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE.

NEW - IDEAS FESTIVUS: AN IDEAS FESTIVAL FOR THE REST OF US – Thursday, March 30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore - This program will meet periodically to consider fresh ideas being addressed in the media.  Our next session topic will be What is Technology Doing To/For Us??? For more information contact Marty Adickman,  or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Ideas Festivus: An Ideas Festival for the Rest of Us (


NEW – GROWN UP FUN – Sunday, April 2 – 2 – 4 p.m. – The Community Synagogue Theatre Company presents “Rumours” by Neil Simon at Club G, Castle Gould at The Sands Point Preserve followed by dinner at Sullivan’s Quay at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35 per person. You must purchase your tickets for the show. Link to follow. Please email Lori Roman at or Jessica Wigdor at by March 29, 2023, to let one of them know that you’ll be going to the show. If you are only joining the group for dinner, please indicate that in your email. They will meet at Sullivan’s at 4:20 p.m.



KNITTING Meets every week on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at The Community Synagogue. March dates are 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29. You can join anytime, even if you might have missed previous sessions. For more information contact Mary Alice at  or sign up here: Synagogue Village: Knitting (


CHAIR YOGA Meets every Friday at 10:30 AM at The Community Synagogue. You can join in anytime (even if you might have missed previous sessions) contact Beth at  or sign up here:  Synagogue Village: Chair Yoga (


Our Shalom Synagogue Village Co-Chairs

Marty Adickman (RSNS)      Norm Silber (RSNS)

Dan Kasle (TBI)       Karen Sloan (TCS)

Bayla Lovens (PJC)       Gail Thrope (PJC)  

Riki Potter (TCS)               Bari Ziegel (TCS)       

Rita Shumsky (TBI)