[by Sara Robinson]
Vibrant seniors who enjoy each other’s company, sharing meals, conversation, programs and much more make an afternoon with Chavurat Shalom.
Chavurat Shalom is a community-wide senior adult group that meets on Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. at The Temple. The gathering begins with a delicious, catered lunch from Cafe Frances. There’s a program at 1 and Mah Jongg at 2. The cost is only $5 for the entire afternoon.
Chavurat Shalom has had interesting speakers, including Madeline Abramson, Dr. Leonard Goddy, Sonny Meyer, comedian Mark Klein and songwriter Johnny Wolff.
Sometimes the group enjoys entertainers like Jennifer Diamond and Blaze Poth, a performer who plays in the Louisivlle Orchestra and the Silver Notes.
On occasion, the program has had an intergenerational component. Louie and June Bailey visited, and their piano and violin students performed.
Future programming includes a two-week session of learning bridge with Verna Goldberg (October 21 and 28), a Patriotic Veterans Day Program (November 11) featuring Louie Bailey and his seniors performing on the bells; a health fair at Jewish Family & Career Services (November 18); a Chanukah pot luck (December 9); and much more.
Irene Zahler who has been coming to Chavurat Shalom since its inception in 2002, says “Thursday is my favorite day of my week. Chavurat Shalom is like family.”
Give Chavurat Shalom a try. You won’t be sorry.
Chavurat Shalom is made possible by a generous grant from the Jewish Community of Louisville, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare, The Temple Brotherhood, the Women of Reform Judaism, and private donations.