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
FEBRUARY EVENTS UPDATE -02/01/2019

Hi Nesters & Friends,

A special thank you to those who supported the Weston Music Society Concert, “Magico,” as through our ticket sales, we were able to donate $213.00 to our TDD Youth Programming! Our special thank you is extended to the event chair, Roberta Krolick, for her efforts in, not only, selling 72 tickets, but for planning a beautiful dinner at Parc 28 restaurant. Everyone raved about the evening, even though it was soggy outside.

The Empty Nesters have four club events and three significant congregational events, as identified below, remaining in this exciting fiscal year. Please save the dates and commit as early as possible. Also, check our monthly Bulletin for all the social, cultural, educational and religious programs offered in the upcoming months.

TDD’S MITZVAH DAY – E.N. BROWARD PARTNERSHIP – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10. 9:00 AM
In only 9 days we will be participating in our annual Mitzvah Day. This year the Empty Nesters will be supporting the Broward Partnership (Homeless Assistance Center). The Center provides “comprehensive programs and services to help men, women and families experiencing homelessness in Broward County.” We are collecting the following types of merchandise for all ages and genders, including infants: hygiene and personal grooming items, toiletries, along with non-perishable snacks and food, new underwear and socks for adults and children, diapers and baby formula, and good quality clothing and shoes. Your help is needed for this to be successful. Please bring donations with you on Sunday, or drop them off earlier in our collection box in the Temple Office vestibule.
 
E.N. PIZZA & MOVIE – THE WOMEN’S BALCONY – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, AT 6:00 PM
Our feature movie is an Israeli film, The Women’s Balcony, with a light dinner of pizza and salad. People who have seen this movie have enthusiastically recommended others to see it. The cost of the evening’s food and entertainment is only $10.00 per person. Please commit today. We currently have over 20 people attending and still have plenty of room. The more the merrier!
 
ISRAEL SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE – DESSERT AND LEARN – MARCH 3, AT 7:00 PM
Jewish Nation Fund is sponsoring speaker Nafdali Aklum, an advocate for Ethiopian Jews. RSVP’s to Lorelei and Bob Ennis at akidsbook@aol.com, are essential. Palm Caterers is providing the tasty desserts and, as always, the evening is complimentary.
 
E.N. SHOWTIME – 50’s & 60’s SOLID GOLD – SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 8:00 PM
This year’s Showtime event is a musical treat from the 50’s and 60’s, as it features two solid gold singing groups, The Flamingos (I Only Have Eyes For You) and Hall of Famer’s, The Mystics (Hushabye). We have sold out our initial 20 ticket allotment and have added another 16. (All are off the middle isle, both sides, over 3 rows.) The show begins at 8:00 PM and we will have an optional pre-show dinner (pay for your own dinner) at Lester’s Diner at 5:30 PM. 
 
ANNUAL EMPTY NESTERS SHABBAT DINNER AND SERVICE – FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM
This year we will honor Elaine Jacobson, a recognition long overdue for all Elaine does for the Temple and, especially, for the Empty Nesters. This is the third fund raising event, in which the net proceeds are donated to the TDD Youth Programming. Dinner by Palm Caterers will begin at 6:00 PM at a cost of $30 per person and the Shabbat Service will begin at 7:30 PM, with readings by Empty Nesters’ members. The event is chaired by Alice Holtzman, who will be contacting members to volunteer for reading parts. 
 
TDD 23rd ANNIVERSARY GALA “WONDERLAND” – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 7:00 PM
Follow us down the Rabbit Hole,” for a truly fun evening at this major Temple fund-raising event. Plan to participate in our beautiful Ad Journal and Member Directory, solicit merchandise or gift certificates from local businesses to donate for the silent auction and put together a table of 12 friends, to attend, for $1,200.00 and save $25 each on admission. Save the date and watch for committee updates for this not-to-be-missed party! 
 
ANNUAL EMPTY NESTERS CLOSING DINNER – THURSDAY, MAY 9, 6:30 PM.
Once again, we will be returning to Tarantella Restaurant in Town Center where we will be wined and dined in their main room, as we celebrate another successful activity years. Working with our gracious host, John Can, we will enjoy a fun evening and delicious meal, for $35 p/p. which will include: home-made bread, antipasto, salad, a selection from five entrees, dessert and coffee. Single members may invite a guest to this member only event.

As always, thank you for your support of our Temple and Empty Nesters’ programming.

Shalom,
Gary

Please use the final 4 event outline below to commit to attending. Include your name and how many. Reply on-line to me at algari@bellsouth.net, or call the Temple, Jill, Fran or Faye (954-389-1232).

 Movie and Pizza Evening – Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm – _______________________________________

 50’s & 60’s Solid Gold Showtime – Saturday, March 16, 8:00 pm ___________________________________
                                 Optional Dinner at Lester’s Diner at 5:30 pm Yes ____ No _____

 Annual Shabbat Dinner & Service – Friday, April 12, 6:00 pm _____________________________________

 Annual Members Closing Dinner – Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm ______________________________________

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EMPTY NESTERS EVENT RESERVATION FORMS:

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MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT – “WOMEN’S BALCONY”

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019, AT 6:00 PM

TEMPLE DOR DORIM THEATER

 

NAME(S): 1______________________________     2. ____________________________________

 

PAYMENT: $10.00 Per Person: $____________________________________

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LIVE 50’s AND 60’s SHOWTIME

SATURDAY, MARCH, 16 , 2019  AT 8:00

SUNRISE THEATER PHASE 4

NAME(S): 

  1. __________________________________     2. _____________________________________

 

PAYMENT: $20.00 PER PERSON $ __________________ Dinner at LESTER’S _____Yes / No ______

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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