Shalom Synagogue Village 55+


September 2023


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 the Port WashingtonDiner (NOTE NEW LOCATION) - Sunday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Contact Norm Silber at or sign up here.


ROUNDS SINGING – Thursday, September 28 – 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.


IDEAS FESTIVUS – Thursday, October 19 at 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.  We will view lectures, interviews, concerts and art exhibits from some of the great “ideas festivals” (such as TED talks & 92nd Street Y interviews) exploring the creation of conscious lives. Our next discussion topic will be "Happiness". Noshes, too!  Thursday, October 19 at 7:30pm at RSNS, led by Marty Adickman,                                                  

Sign up here.


ELECTION 2024: THE PARTY NOMINATIONS & THEIR CONSEQUENCES – Wednesdays, October 25 and November 29 at 7 p.m. at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of The North Shore 

Exchange views about the nomination process, national priorities, and the current mindset over coffee. Ideas discussed do not reflect the views of Shalom Synagogue Village synagogues or clergy.

Sign up here.


KNITTING at The Community Synagogue   

Meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. You can join anytime, even if you might have missed previous sessions. For more information contact Mary Alice at  or sign up here.



A dedicated email about Pickleball will be sent out very soon. We will be booking 2 courts from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and 1 court from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday nights from September 19, 2023 – May 14, 2024 at Sportime PWTA. If you’re interested in participating with our Shalom Synagogue Village and haven’t participated with us before, please email Bari Ziegel at


PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB - Are you interested?

After a successful launch of the Village last year, we’re actively pursuing new programming. Some informal screening has indicated that there’s enough interest to form a photography club for the Village. This is a solicitation to those in our congregations who might be interested. We’re well aware that there are many other photography clubs in the area - this group is intended to complement them, and to build relationships and community as well as to learn.

If you’d like to join us, please help us provide the broadest foundation by answering the following questions: What day of the week is best for you? Would you prefer during the day, or evenings? Which of the following areas are of greatest interest to you? • Composition of pictures. Portraits vs. Landscapes? • Technical education on using your camera • How to get the most out of your phone camera • Learning how to process pictures on your computer • Best printing practices • Participating in group walks to take pictures; hikes; museums; cityscapes • Guest speakers • Posting pictures on a group website • Creating a show that would rotate through our congregations Email Marty Adickman with your thoughts:


PLANNING DAY & OVERNIGHT TRIPS - Are you interested?

Grazia, a Shalom Synagogue Village member, is looking for someone to partner with her on a new program – planning day & overnight trips for two or more people to visit interesting spots in our area! If you’re interested, please contact Grazia at


Warm regards,

Our Shalom Synagogue Village Co-Chairs

Marty Adickman (RSNS)               Rita Shumsky (TBI)

Robert Epstein (TBI)         Norm Silber (RSNS)

Dan Kasle (TBI)                  Karen Sloan (TCS)  

Bayla Lovens (PJC)              Gail Thrope (PJC)       

Riki Potter (TCS)                           Bari Ziegel (TCS)


Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of individuals who are 55 and older, 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.