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
MARCH EVENTS UPDATE 

Hi Nesters & Friends,

Thank you to the 44 Nesters joining us at the Sunrise Phase 4 Theater to enjoy fantastic performances by two Doo Wop Legendary Hall of Fame Groups, The Mystics and The Flamingos. They were fun, entertaining and brought back wonderful memories from the 50’s and 60’s. And, for those attending, dinner at Lester’s’ it was also special, as we kibitzed about the past and present at a leisurely group meal. A few of us even returned to Lester’s for a post-show review with coffee and dessert. Another great evening event, which leads to our final two 2018/19 Dinners:

EMPTY NESTERS SHABBAT DINNER AND SERVICE – FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM
This year, we will be honoring an exceptional individual, who has devoted a great deal of time and effort to the success of our Temple and the Empty Nesters, our Vice President and outstanding volunteer, Elaine Jacobson. This is an occasion to express our appreciation for her more than 15 years of Temple service.  Further, by attending this $30 Dinner, prepared by Palm Caterers, you will be supporting this fund raising effort on behalf of TDD’s Youth Department programming, who will receive the net proceeds. The Shabbat Service, led by Rabbi Sherman and Cantor Barry, will begin at 7:30 PM, with readings by Empty Nesters’ members. The event is Co-chaired by Alice Holtzman and Lenore Rosa. Now is the time to reserve your seat at dinner.
 
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 beverage. Single members may invite a guest to this member’s event.

MEANWHILE………

TDD TOWN HALL MEETINGS – TUESDAY, APRIL 2 & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 AT 7:00  PM
As per Temple President Adam Silverman’s email this past Friday, he is hosting these Town Hall meetings, along with members of the Board of Trustees and the Rabbi Search Committee Co-Chairs Peter Shapiro and Neal Topf and members of the Rabbi Search Committee to update our Congregation on the search progress, provide some insight into what you can expect over the next year, and answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about the search and our Temple’s positive future.
 
TDD 23rd ANNIVERSARY GALA “WONDERLAND” – SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 7:00 PM 
Join our fellow congregants for an evening featuring cocktails, hors d’ouevres and dinner by Palm Caterers; dancing and live entertainment byGalaxy Productions; and a silent and live auction with fabulous gift items, as well as, two exciting raffles, one to win a 7 night cruise and one to win $5000 with only 100, $100 tickets being sold. This year we are honoring long time Temple members and supporters, Senator Nan and David Rich, with the “2019 Rabbi Norman S. Lipson Generations Award.” The admission is $125 per person, until April 6, when the price increases to $150.
Thank you for your support,
Gary

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.

 

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

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

 

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I Love N.Y. 2018
EMPTY NESTERS – MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
2018 – 2019
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NAME(S):  __________________________________ / ____________________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________

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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