Empty Nesters


Our mission is to provide an environment for social, cultural and religious activities geared to interact, exchange and share experiences, as well as, nurture friendships, common to the maturity of the group’s members and enhance a more meaningful Jewish experience.

The “Empty Nesters” is a mature group of individuals and couples, who are Temple members. Annually, we sponsor the Temple’s Tu B’Shevat Seder, conduct an Empty Nesters’ Shabbat Service and schedule up to three additional club social functions. Additionally, we support Temple and community cultural and fundraising activities.

Click here to join the Empty Nesters (PDF)


Gary Holtzman, President
Elaine Jacobson, Vice President of Programming | Elliot Gross, Vice President of Administration
Arthur Tenenbaum, Treasurer | Lenore Rosa, Secretary
Andi Gero, Immediate Past President
Alice Holtzman | Roberta Krolick | Margit Mandel | Sylvia Saks | Ron Trust

2018-2019 EVENTS

Date Event Chair(s)
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Shabbat Oneg – Old Fashion Ice Cream Social Margit
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 Annual Kickoff Social – Wandering Jew Dinner Sylvia
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 2nd Annual I Love N.Y. Concert & Dinner Elliott
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 Chanukah Brunch & Speaker Lenore
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 Co-Sponsored Temple Family Fun Day in the Park Temple Auxiliaries & Gary
Friday, Jan. 19, 2019 Annual Tu B’Shevat Seder Elaine
Saturday, Ja. 26, 2019 Philharmonic Concert and Dinner Roberta
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 Temple Dor Dorim Mitzvah Day  Temple & Gary
 Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 TDD’s 23rd Annual Gala Temple & Gary
Mar. 16 or 17, 2019  Show Time Event – TBA Roberta
Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 History of the Wandering Jew Dinner Sylvia
Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 22nd Annual Empty Nester Shabbat Dinner & Service Alice
Thursday, May 9, 2019 22nd Annual Closing Dinner Open


Gary Y. Holtzman – 954-389-8528 – algari@bellsouth.net

Hi Nesters and Friends.

On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 pm, we are all invited, and should attend, our Temple’s Annual Meeting, in the Social Hall. At that time, the President, Executive Director, Auxiliaries and Committee Chairs will report key elements of the past year, and more importantly, updates of our year to come (including our Rabbi search). As for the Empty Nesters, I will have my report, which I will, also, be emailing to our Members, along with our ambitious calendar of events for 2019/2020, already on the Temple calendar.

Today, I am asking for input concerning the program for our Kickoff Social, scheduled for Sunday, October 27, ay 6:00 PM. A number of members have asked for a different program from the one most repetitive over the past 10 years; that being, although always entertaining, Larry “Pianoman” Brendler. Last year, we did change and enjoyed our very successful “Wandering Jew Dinner,” chaired by Sylvia Saks, in which a number of our members participated. It was interesting and it was a fun evening.

This year, we have tentatively planned an evening of “Food – Music – Song.” The song portion will be “US,” as we participate in an evening of Karaoke. The “US” could be individuals, duos, trios, etc. What I need to know is that there will be enough Karaoke singers to at least start the ball rolling. Therefore, over the next few weeks, please let me know if you will consider joining Alice and me (with no voice) ready to take the stage with a song! We will have a DJ playing music throughout the evening and conducting the Karaoke with a screen reflecting words of a song you will select from his list. Of course, this will follow our usual tasty Hors d’oeuvres (including Margit Mandel’s Chopped Liver) and wine cocktail hour and a special delicious Dinner prepared by Palm Caterers. Please let me know at my email or use the response form below. Remember singles or groups are all appropriate and welcomed.

Do not forget to renew with the application below and I look forward to seeing you at the Temple’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 PM.


Thank you for your support,

Ps: To attend any, or all, of these events, please contact the Faye or Fran at the Temple (954-389-1232), or me at algari@bellsouth.net.



I Love N.Y. 2018
2019 – 2020

NAME(S):  __________________________________ / ____________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________

TELEPHONE NO. ________________________ E-MAIL _________________________$25 p/p_____

Membership requires Temple Dor Dorim membership and an age minimum of fifty-five. In the case of a couple, at least one must be fifty-five. Annual Dues are $25.00 per person.

OCTOBER 27, 2019 – 6:00 PM

NAME: _______________________________ YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SING: Solo______ Group_____


Please forward your completed reservation and payment to:

Temple Dor Dorim – Empty Nesters, 2360 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327