SAJE is now online!
SAJE was founded in 2005 at Community Synagogue of Rye as a way for seniors ages 60 and above to gather for a variety of regularly scheduled stimulating daytime programs to enrich their participation in synagogue life. Everyone is always welcome to bring a friend.
SAJE meets Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at CSR, Community Synagogue of Rye, 200 Forest Avenue, Rye, NY 10580. All programs are followed by a catered lunch.
SAJE occasionally meets offsite for activities such as dining in local restaurants, docent guided museum tours, theater trips and more.
CSR clergy, professional staff and support staff are actively involved to enhance the SAJE experience.
SAJE thanks CSR members who have presented or connected SAJE to programs.
Have you an area of expertise or hobby or taken a trip or read a book that you can share with SAJE?
SAJE encourages all CSR members and friends to be involved in SAJE programming and can almost guarantee that they will feel as enriched and appreciated as does our SAJE group.
If you are interested in participating or if you have a skill you would like to share and/or teach with the group please contact SAJE@comsynrye.org.
Monday, June 15, we will feature author John Christie, author of The Prince of Wentworth Street, a memoir. John will read from his book and take questions from the audience. An engaging writer and speaker, John is a former newspaper reporter and editor who turned his skills on his own life to pen this memoir. “The Prince of Wentworth Street” is available to purchase online from Plaideswede Publishing Co. for $19. Here’s what Lou Ureneck, author of Smyrna, September 1922, said about Christie’s book: In this intensely personal memoir, Christie arrives at a moment of inexplicable dread late in life that forces him to peel back layers of identity -- designated good boy, journalist and businessman. His mission is to find his true self, and the journey leads back to the poor mill town where he grew up and to his grandmother, a survivor of the Armenian genocide who made a life in America. This is a book that will appeal to all readers interested in families and the ways which the children of immigrant families make themselves into Americans.
Thursday, June 18, Judge Joseph Latwin Member CSR Justice
Monday, June 22 , TBD
Thursday, June 25 Summer Rabbinic Intern – Noah Lawrence will join us for SAJE
SAJE via zoom will continue to meet in the summer at 11 am Mondays.
For July & August Mondays, SAJE is delighted to be planning special sessions:
SAJE L’dor V’dor (Generation to Generation) Summer Music Series
with SAJE and other CSR members inviting and introducing their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who play instruments to present a musical program, either for a 45 minute session or share a session with others.
Have you anyone musical in your immediate or extended family or friends that you can ask, invite and introduce for a SAJE session?
Our goal is to involve as many as possible to give members an opportunity to kvell and performers an opportunity to share their talents with our appreciative SAJE zoom audience. SAJE is already receiving an enthusiastic response.
By return email, please share your musicians and their availability with Brenda.Wilkin: : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish History of Westchester
Paul Hicks, a great writer, historian and long, longtime Rye native and researcher extraordinaire stopped by SAJE to present a history of the Jewish experience in Westchester from 1720 to World War I.
Andrea Atkins Hessekiel dropped by SAJE for a heartfelt presentation about her father, Norman Atkins Z"l life and career as a Opera singer, Cantor, and Actor.
Fun fact: Norman sang the national anthem in the 1961 World Series at Yankees stadium! Check it out here
SAJE - Accordian Concert: Dion - "The Wanderer"
Rob Sturtz is known as Rob the Accordian Man joins us for a concert. He has been a featured performer at the Bryant Park summer long event–Accordians of the World. Rob will entertain us with music from show tunes, rock and roll, classic rock, doo-wop and old-time standards.