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SAJE - Lunch & Learn with CSR!
Mondays & Thursdays at 11:00 AM


SAJE, Senior Activities in a Jewish Environment, is a unique opportunity for those in our community who are retired or who work part-time to participate in social and educational daytime activities.  The group meets Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 AM and includes lunch after the program.  


Join us at CSR or on Zoom from September through June.  You are always welcome to bring a friend.  We look forward to seeing you!  Contact Brenda Wilkin for more information.  


SAJE is:

  • A Welcoming Program for Local Seniors

  • An Occasion To Hear Informed Speakers 

  • A Place To Enjoy Cultural Presentations

  • A Place To Learn Jewish Teaching and Ethics 

  • An Opportunity To Join Museum Tours With Friends

  • A Chance To Dine Around Family Style  

  • An Opportunity to Network with Your Friends and Neighbors  

Come and Join Us!


SAJE was founded in 2005 at Community Synagogue of Rye as a way for seniors ages 60 and above to enrich their participation in synagogue life.  SAJE has something for every member of CSR with topics ranging from travel, music, memoir writing, medicine, Israel, Jewish enrichment, world affairs, local government, book reviews, and much more.  All CSR members and non-members are welcome to attend SAJE programs and bring a friend. 


Do you have an area of expertise or hobby?   Have you taken a trip or read a book you’d like to share with SAJE? ​ SAJE encourages all CSR members and friends to be involved. If you are interested in participating to share a skill or interest, please reach out to Brenda Wilkin, SAJE Coordinator. 

Dates for September 2023

Monday, September 4 Labor Day No SAJE

Thursday, September 7 - George Latimer

SAJE returns with Westchester County Executive George Latimer kicking off the start of the 2023-24 season. He will offer updates on Westchester County and answer questions about life in Westchester.


Monday, September 11 - Christine La Porta

The Rising is Westchester County’s memorial dedicated to 9/11. Christine La Porta, Deputy Director of the Westchester Parks Foundation, will talk about the sculpture and its architect. The Rising, located in Kensico Dam Plaza, incorporates the names of all the Westchester residents who died, the communities in which they lived and a quote about them from their loved ones. The sculpture was designed by Frederic Schwartz, an internationally renowned Manhattan architect.


Thursday, September 14 - Shachar Liran-Hanan

Interested in updates from Israel on current events, politics, security, health and social issues? Westchester Shlicha, Shachar Liran-Hanan, a representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel, provides an inside view of life in Israel.


Monday, September 18 - Bridget Bohannon

Bridget Bohannon is the Director of Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. Her presentation centers on how to advocate for your wishes regarding medical care. Learn about steps to take early in the planning process to ensure your health care decisions are honored. This includes sharing feelings with loved ones about the kinds of medical care you want or don’t want so they will not have to make decisions for you later on without knowing your preferences and values.

Thursday, September 21 - Naomi Norman

Join Naomi Norman, a 500-hr certified yoga instructor, for a fun chair yoga class. We will explore how mindful yoga movements and easy breathing techniques (called pranayama) can help bring more vitality and relaxation to our lives. Please have a sturdy chair and cushion available.

Monday, September 25 Yom Kippur No SAJE

Thursday, September 28 - Barb Tankel

Book Club with Barb Tankel will review and discuss The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas. This book was postponed from June.  The novel features a literature student at Berkeley who is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the centuries-old history that binds the two sides of his family.

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