SAJE is now online!
Please note: SAJE will only meet on Mondays in July and then take a summer break, returning to Mondays & Thursdays in September.
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 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at CSR from September to June, 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.
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.
Community Synagogue of Rye's SAJE (Senior Activities in a Jewish Environment) kicked off the holiday with a musical celebration for the first day of Chanukah led by Cantor Melanie Cooperman. A great time was had by all!
📷 Photos by Gary Taplin