Senior Activities in a Jewish Environment
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.
Thursday, January 23
Susan Olson, Development Director of Rye YMCA, will share with us the important role the Rye Y plays in our community, not only in Rye, but also in Port Chester, Harrison, Mamaroneck and Larchmont, providing programs and activities that are accessible to all.
Monday, January 27
Dr. Martin Krauss will lead a discussion on The Defining Moment by Jonathan Alter. This political history book about Franklin Delano Roosevelt will bring us closer than ever before to the Roosevelt magic.
Thursday, January 30
Kathy Salom is a world traveler and student of Judaism who visits synagogues worldwide. Learn about synagogues from grand, imposing structures to intimate, simple buildings.
Monday February 3
Nancy Weiser is a member of Board of Directors of Sharp Again Naturally, a group dedicated to helping people with memory loss. Are you curious about your own memory or caring for someone with cognitive decline? Come and hear about a new approach for preventing and reversing memory loss.
Thursday February 6
Marlon Sobol is the Director of Music Therapy Services at The Ambassador of Scarsdale and an adjunct professor at SUNY New Paltz. He is sure to bring us a “truly soulful experience!” of music and rhythm.
Monday February 10
Dr. Spike Lipschutz MD, Greenwich Hospital Vice President of Medical Services and Gail J. Wallace, Physician Liaison, Greenwich Hospital. Health care is the number one issue for many people. This presentation will provide information on the programs, practices and specialties available at Greenwich Hospital.
Thursday February 13
The Jewish community in Morocco numbered as many as 240,000 in the 1940s and today only around 3,000 remain. Having just returned from visiting Morocco, Rabbi Gropper will share his insights and impressions from this special trip.
Monday February 17
Presidents’ Day--No SAJE
Thursday February 24
Tania Weiss is the Executive Director of the Cancer Support Team, the only Westchester County-based nonprofit home care program licensed by the NY State Department of Health. Learn how the Cancer Support Team provides nursing, social work counseling, case management and other supportive services to those with cancer and their families at any stage of the disease.
Thursday February 24
Josh Cohn is the Mayor of Rye and a CSR member. He will provide updates from Rye and the surrounding communities.
Monday February 27
Adam Kintish, Vice President and Branch Manager M&T Bank, will educate us on fraud, scams, and identity theft.
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 yesterday 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.