Empty Nesters

YOUNG AT HEART

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 and at least age fifty-five. 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.

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EMPTY NESTERS EXECUTIVE BOARD 2018-2019

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

NEWS FROM EMPTY NESTERS

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

December 2018 Update

 Hi Nesters,

Yes, Chanukah is right around the corner, as we will light the first candle on sunset on Sunday, December 2. Below are four events, for which we either sponsor, or know seniors are interested and will support. Of course, please read the December Bulletin, as it will have many other programs and events for us all to support


EMPTY NESTERS – CHANUKAH BRUNCH/SPEAKER – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, AT 10:30 AM
 
We will enjoy our annual December brunch with our special guest speaker, Stephen Singer, a distinguished criminal defense attorney, who practiced for 44 years and currently teaches courses on History and Criminal Law. Also, he is a presenter in the lecturer series at Nova University and his topic at the brunch will be FDR and the Holocaust. We thank Meryl and Bob Baker for sponsoring Mr. Singer. Additionally, we will be entertained by our good friend Ester Acunis, singing and leading us in a variety of Chanukah songs. Chair, Lenore Rosa, working with Palm Caterers’ Scott Kushner, have planned a delicious brunch to include Latkes and Blintzes, with the appropriate toppings, an array of salads and spreads, bagels and Jelly Donuts will round out a perfect mid-day experience. The cost is $15 per person. Please don’t wait until the last moment and reserve your seat today with the form below.
FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY CHANUKAH SHABBAT – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 6:00 PM
 
Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner, provided by Palm Caterers, followed by our beautiful Chanukah Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Daniel Sherman and Canter Barry, at 7:30 pm, at which time we will recognize and honor all congregants celebrating both Anniversaries and Birthdays in the month of February and light the 6th candle on our Menorah. The dinner charge for Adults is $15 and Children 12 and under $9 (free for children under3). Please contact Faye at 954-389-1232, or fkotler@templedordorim.org, to confirm you are attending and to process payment.
 
ISRAEL SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE–SPEAKER SERIES –SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, AT 7:00 PM
The initial event, Desert & Learn, sponsored by Magen David Adom in Israel, features guest speaker, Benjamin Anthony, Sergeant in the IDF reserve. He is the founder of “Our Soldiers Speak” and will discuss his experiences and the proud truth of Israel’s soldiers, as he does on campuses and communities around the world. As always, the event is free of charge to our congregation and community. Donations to offset costs are always welcome. Please confirm to chairs Lorelei and Bob Ennis at akidsbook@aol.com.
 TDD’s ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY BBQ – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 AT 11:00 AM

The Empty Nesters co-sponsor this event with all other Temple Auxiliaries. The fun begins with a delicious BBQ, which will feature hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, cold drinks, sports, games, etc. It will be in the shelter area at Emerald Estates Park, 16400 Emerald Estates Drive (across from the entrance to The Palms.) Please note, seating is limited, so please bring a folding chair; as is parking, with overflow parking at Weston Commons. This is a relaxing three hours of eating and sitting around talking about the Temple, Politics, Sports. The admission is FREE!

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EMPTY NESTERS EVENT RESERVATION FORMS:

 CHANUKAH BRUNCH 
GUEST SPEAKER “STEPHEN SINGER” & MUSICAL GUEST “ESTER ACUNIS”
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 10:30 AM

 NAME(S): 1______________________________    

2. ____________________________________

 

PAYMENT: Brunch $15.00 Per Person: $______________________________

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 (Members and Guests are invited to participate in both events).
Please forward your completed application and payment to: 
Empty Nesters of Temple Dor Dorim, 2360 Glades Circle, Weston, Florida 33327

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I Love N.Y. 2018
EMPTY NESTERS – MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
2018 – 2019
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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.

Please forward your completed reservation and payment to:

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

Kickoff Social 2016