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Adult Social Groups

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Empty Nesters

The Empty Nesters group gives an opportunity to socialize to those whose children have grown and left home or those who never had children. We meet most months, usually for a Sunday brunch, dairy pot luck, schmoozing, and to discuss a topic of choice. Topics have included discussing a guest speaker at the shul such as Rabbi Stone talking about Mussar, favorite books recently read, the Jewish film festival, memories of the high holidays, Medicare supplements, and we have also seen films of Jewish interest and read short plays aloud. Singles as well as couples are warmly invited. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

Young Adults
This group for young adults in their 20s and 30s, provides religious and social network opportunities for graduate students and young professionals. Many members of our group become active members of our community who attend, and lead, Shabbat morning services. Programs include: film showings, Shabbat dinners, Food and Friends Groups, drinks in Rabbi Borodin’s sukkah, cooking for Shabbos chefs, and more. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

Food & Friends 5782

Join Food and Friends to connect with a small group (8-10 people) of Beth Shalom members during five monthly meetings on Sundays. Share a meal, along with studying a curriculum prepared by Rabbi Rose. This year, there will be both virtual and in-person groups, with in-person groups open only to those who are vaccinated and virtual groups open to everyone. Questions? Contact our Community and Membership Engagement Director.

How it works:

  • You’ll let us know if you’re interested by signing up by October 11.
  • We’ll match you with others to form a group (8-10 people) that meets five times during the year.
  • We will provide the curriculum (topic below) for you to study in your groups.
  • This cycle’s dates: November 14, 2021, December 12, 2021, January 9, 2022, February 13, 2022, March 13, 2022
  • There is an $18 curriculum fee. If that is a barrier to your participation, please waive the fee when you register.

This year's curriculum: Making Sense of Shemitah (the Sabbatical Year)
As you may know, this year is a shemitah year, sabbatical year on the Jewish calendar.  Though we mark the sabbatical year very differently than the Torah imagines, there is a great deal of wisdom to be gleaned from Biblical and Rabbinic teachings about this year of renewal, release, and equalizing.  Each session, we will explore a different component of shemitah, including what we might learn and apply from the economic, environmental, theological, and halakhic aspects of the sabbatical year.

Shabbat Chaverim 5782

Shabbat Chaverim is an opportunity to build relationships and celebrate Shabbat dinner with a small, consistent group of Beth Shalom members. We will assign you to a group of approximately 8-10 people, based on the preferences you indicate when registering, and members of your group will take turns hosting Shabbat dinners on the dates listed below. Dinners should be dairy/pescatarian, and potlucks are encouraged. Shabbat Chaverim dinners are in-person and require that all participating members of your household are vaccinated.

Register by October 11 at to participate.

This year's meeting dates: November 5, 2021, December 3, 2021, January 7, 2022, February 4, 2022, March 4, 2022

Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782