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. 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 2019-2020

Gary Holtzman, President
Elaine Jacobson, Vice President of Programming
Steve Schwartz, Treasurer | Lenore Rosa, Secretary
Andi Gero, Immediate Past President
Alice Holtzman | Roberta Krolick | Margit Mandel | Ron Trust

2019-2020 EVENTS

Date Event Chair(s)
Friday, September 27, 2019 Shabbat Oneg – Chocolate Passion Margit
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Annual Kickoff Social – Dinner and Karaoke Ron & Elaine
 Sunday, November 17, 2019 3rd Annual I Love N.Y. Concert & Dinner Gary & Elaine
 Thursday, December 7, 2019 Weston Music Society Concert  Roberta
 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Annual Brunch and Speaker Lenore
 Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Temple Family Fun Day in the Park Temple Auxiliaries
 Thursday, January 9, 2020 Movie Night and Pasta Bar Dinner Gary & Elaine
 Sunday, January 12, 2020 Temple Dor Dorim Mitzvah Day  Empty Nesters & ECC
 Sunday, February 2, 2020 Showtime –From Borscht to Broadway Gary
 Friday, February 14, 2020 Annual Tu B’Shevat Seder Elaine
Saturday, March 14, 2020 TDD 24th Anniversary Main Event 

 

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Saturday, March 15, 2020 Showtime-Capitol Steps Gary
Friday, April 24, 2020 23rd Annual Empty Nester Shabbat Dinner & Service Alice & Elaine
Thursday, May 7, 2020 Annual Closing Dinner Gary

NEWS FROM EMPTY NESTERS

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

 

Dear Nesters and Friends,

As Chanukah ends, so does 2019 in two more days and it is time to welcome a new decade beginning with 2020. Again, Alice and I wish our many friends a very happy and healthy New Year.

Below are reminders for our upcoming Empty Nesters events in January, February and March. I implore you to check the dates and commit early, as it really helps the event planning committees.

PASTA BAR AND MOVIE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 6:00 PM

We will be at the Temple in the Social Hall to enjoy a delicious Italian repast, with a special pasta bar prepared by Elaine Jacobson. The meal will also include salad, pizza and dessert. Our film is the 1947 Oscar winning movie, Gentleman’s AgreementThis film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield star in this movie about a reporter pretending to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovering the true depths of bigotry and hatred. The price is only $10 per person. We are now taking your reservations on line at dordorim.org/movie.

TDD MITZVAH DAY: SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 9:00 AM

The Empty Nesters join with Temple’s Early Childhood Center as once again we will collect, sort and package items for the Broward Partnership (Homeless Assistance Center) on TDD Mitzvah Day. Remember, the items are for all ages and genders: toiletries, hygiene, personal grooming, diapers and wipes, along with non-perishable food and snacks. Hopefully you have already started your accumulation for donations, or shop at the Dollar Store and/or Publix, etc. Our collection box will be in the Temple Office vestibule after the New Year, or bring it on Mitzvah Day and help pack.

SHOWTIME FROM BORSCHT TO BROADWAY:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2:00 PM

We have Purchased tickets at Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 Theater for this fast paced show featuring world renowned entertainer Avi Hoffman and Maestro Aaron Kuda leading the Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra, as they present a musical journey through the origins of the Yiddish theater on Second Avenue and the Borscht Belt to the treasures of Broadway. This is Super Bowl Sunday, however our show is at 2:00 pm and the game is in the evening. The ticket price is $22 per person. Please RSVP to algarI@bellsouth.net, or call the Temple office to reserve your seat today. You can enjoy an optional brunch on the way o the theater (BuyYourOwnBrunch) prior to the show at 11:30 am, at Lester’s Diner.

EMPTY NESTERS TU B’SHEVAT SEDER: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM

This celebration, New Year for Trees, is the Empty Nesters, very  popular signature event. Once again, our perennial Chairperson since 2004, Elaine Jacobson, and her committee are planning another wonderful event. Please join us as our congregation celebrates the Shabbat and Seder service, led by Rabbi David Novak, assisted by Jordan Wilensky, along with members of our Generation Choir. You will not want to miss this beautiful and delicious (wine, fruit, nuts) service, followed with a special Oneg. For those wishing to purchase a tree in Israel, please contact JNF at 561-447-9733.

SHOWTIME, CAPITOL STEPS:  SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 8:00 PM

We have also purchased tickets at Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 Theater for the performance of Capitol Steps, which began 37 years ago as a group of Senate staffers who satirized the very people and places that employed them. This group annually tours with updated, current material and is back putting the MOCK in Democracy with their “both sides of the aisle” hilarious skits and song parodies. This is a great year to satirize politics. Tickets are $20 per person. Please RSVP to algarI@bellsouth.net, or call the Temple office to reserve your seat today. You can enjoy an optional dinner (BYOD) prior to the show at 5:30 pm, at Lester’s Diner.

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Temple Dor Dorim has many social, educational and religious programming available throughout the weeks and months. I encourage every member to use our awesome bimonthly newsletter, “Dor Dorim D’VAR, to keep abreast of all activities offered at the Temple. However, in addition to the five Nesters’ events above, I wish you would add the three below to your calendars:

*ISRAEL SOLIDARITY– DESSERT RECEPTION –SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 7:00 PM

Co-Sponsored by AIPAC, the guest speaker will be Mark Dubowitz, CEO of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a non partisan policy institute based in Washington DC.

*ISRAEL SOLIDARITY– DESSERT RECEPTION –SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, AT 7:00 PM

Co-Sponsored by the Jewish National Fund, the guest speaker will be Dr. Eyal Sela, Director of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at the Galilee Medical Center.

*Admission to Israel Solidarity events are free (contributions are happily accepted), however, RSVP’s are required to Lorelei & Bob Ennis at akidsbook@aol.com.

TEMPLE DOR DORIM’S 24TH ANNUAL GALA: SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 7:00 PM

Keeping in tune with the new decade, our Gala is entitled, “The ‘20s Roar Again in 2020!” At the gala, we will be honoring Lenny & Phyllis Miller, with the 2020 Rabbi Norman S Lipson Generations Award and Aaron & Stacy Schwartz, with the inaugural Next Generation Award, Hador Haba. With the event less than 3 months away, we are looking for sponsors and donations of auction items. We are also putting together our Ad Journal & Member Directory for which we need member assistance in procuring ads, as well as contributing our own “two liners” for $36. For more detail, please see flyer at dordorim.org/gala. Finally, admission to the Gala is $125 per person, however, the Empty Nesters are putting together tables of 12 at $100 per person. Please contact me to reserve your seat.

Please join us at these wonderful programs open to our entire congregation for the enjoyment of all!

Happy New Year,
Gary

Ps: At this time, if you wish to register and reserve your seat at any of the above Nesters’ events, as well as the Gala, please respond to my email, algari@bellsouth.net. Include the name of the event(s), the number attending and payment method: either charge card on file, or checks in the mail! (Note: The Showtime tickets are moving quickly and will be reserved on a first come basis.)

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.

 

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

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