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Small Groups are peer-led groups, whose participants come together around a shared interest on a regular basis with the understanding that Jewish tradition and deep personal relationships add meaning to our lives.
Each Small Group will include 8-14 Larchmont Temple members [including the co-leaders] and meet 6-8 times over the year. For couples who want to join a group together, each of you should sign up as two individuals.
Please sign up for only one new group. If the small group you're interested in fills up, definitely sign up for the wait list and give us a little time. Questions, or want to join a waitlist?
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Yoga for physical strength and spiritual development

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Build strength and flexibility as well as expand your mind with this yoga class that combines yoga postures and relaxation with some basic teaching from selected Jewish texts.

This group is encouraged for regular yoga practitioners, of at least 1 year experience. We will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:15am, at Jen Haas’s home studio.
Co-leaders: Jen Haas (haasyogatothrive@gmail.com) and Kyle Greenberg (krgreenberg@gmail.com)

The first session will begin on November 5th.
Sessions are:
November 5
December 3
January 7
February 4
March 3
April 7
May 5

This group is continuing from last year with limited open spots. Anyone is welcome to join our monthly Shabbat yoga though which will have a similar format.
Meets Monthly on Tuesday
9:00am – 10:15am

Yoga for physical strength and spiritual development
Build strength and flexibility as well as expand your mind with this yoga class that combines yoga postures and relaxation with some basic teaching from selected Jewish texts. This group is encouraged for regular yoga practitioners, of at least 1 year experience. We will meet on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:15am, at Jen Haas’s home studio. Co-leaders: Jen Haas (haasyogatothrive@gmail.com) and Kyle Greenberg (krgreenberg@gmail.com) The first session will begin on November 5th. Sessions are: November 5 December 3 January 7 February 4 March 3 April 7 May 5 This group is continuing from last year with limited open spots. Anyone is welcome to join our monthly Shabbat yoga though which will have a similar format.

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Thursday Evening Mussar

By exploring and fine-tuning key personality characteristics, habits, and emotions, Mussar practice promises to increase mindfulness, gratitude, and generosity--and to enhance meaningful connections to family, friends, and community. Through group discussions, personal reflection, journal-keeping, and exercises that can be incorporated into everyday life, we will embark on a journey of personal growth and spiritual refinement that can help us make a more positive impact on the world around us. This group will meet on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.

Leader: Ilona Shinkar (ishinkar@hotmail.com)

This group is continuing from last year with open spots available for new people to join.
Meets Monthly on Thursday

Thursday Evening Mussar
By exploring and fine-tuning key personality characteristics, habits, and emotions, Mussar practice promises to increase mindfulness, gratitude, and generosity--and to enhance meaningful connections to family, friends, and community. Through group discussions, personal reflection, journal-keeping, and exercises that can be incorporated into everyday life, we will embark on a journey of personal growth and spiritual refinement that can help us make a more positive impact on the world around us. This group will meet on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Leader: Ilona Shinkar (ishinkar@hotmail.com) This group is continuing from last year with open spots available for new people to join.

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JOES dinner group – Jews for Organic Environmentally Sustainable dinner group

As co-leaders of JOES, Harri and Sylvia are very excited to explore issues of food and sustainability through the lens of Reform Judaism with all of you over a series of dinners.

We hope to provide some structure and to facilitate the process, but the essence and direction of the group will come from everyone.We look forward to this being an interesting, fun and collaborative bunch of JOES.

Couples must sign up individually.

Participants are expected to attend all, or most, of the meetings.

Tentative dates for dinners are:
November 14, January 9, February 20, March 19, April 23, May 21

C0-leaders: Harri Taranto (harri.taranto@gmail.com) & Sylvia Lavietes (sylvia.lavietes@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Thursday

JOES dinner group – Jews for Organic Environmentally Sustainable dinner group
As co-leaders of JOES, Harri and Sylvia are very excited to explore issues of food and sustainability through the lens of Reform Judaism with all of you over a series of dinners. We hope to provide some structure and to facilitate the process, but the essence and direction of the group will come from everyone.We look forward to this being an interesting, fun and collaborative bunch of JOES. Couples must sign up individually. Participants are expected to attend all, or most, of the meetings. Tentative dates for dinners are: November 14, January 9, February 20, March 19, April 23, May 21 C0-leaders: Harri Taranto (harri.taranto@gmail.com) & Sylvia Lavietes (sylvia.lavietes@gmail.com)

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Climbing Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews

LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised.

What to Expect: Our climbs are vigorous and you should be in good shape and have a good bit of stamina. As we climb you are watching your footing and listening to the sound of your breath. When you stop, you are impressed with the elevation you have gained and the vista unfolding before you. When it snows we put on micro spikes and use hiking poles to conquer the heights. Winter is also when we come across coyote, fox and bobcat tracks. Knapsacks, two liters of water, wicking clothing and the lower the temperatures, the more layers of clothing. We will provide further advice prior to each outing.

All Climbing Hikes will start on the Willow Street side of Larchmont Temple. We will meet at 8:00 AM and you should pack a lunch, snacks and water for the day. Due to the driving distances, we should plan on returning between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Our hikes are a great work out and a lot of fun. You should set aside 6 hours for each Climb. You can join to give back with Trail Maintenance in Silver Lake, White Plains, NY. Every other month.

Mark your calendars RIGHT NOW for 11/3. On this Sunday we will have our first Trail Maintenance Class and every other month this year we'll have the opportunity to help the hiking communities with trail work right in White Plains.

OUTING DATES:
12/1 Palisades
2/16 Elk Pen Harriman
4/5 SBM Trail
4/26 Elk Run Harriman

Trail Work Dates:
11/3 Trail Work Class
11/10 Trail Work
11/17 Trail Work
11/24 Trail Work
1/12 Trail Work
1/19 Trail Work
1/26 Trail Work
3/1 Trail Work
3/8 Trail Work
3/15 Trail Work
3/22 Trail Work
3/29 Trail Work
5/3 Trail Work
5/10 Trail Work
5/17 Trail Work
5/24 Trail Work
6/14 Kayak Class



Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Pam Bolton (pl_bolton@yahoo.com) & Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Sunday, Saturday

Climbing Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews
LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised. What to Expect: Our climbs are vigorous and you should be in good shape and have a good bit of stamina. As we climb you are watching your footing and listening to the sound of your breath. When you stop, you are impressed with the elevation you have gained and the vista unfolding before you. When it snows we put on micro spikes and use hiking poles to conquer the heights. Winter is also when we come across coyote, fox and bobcat tracks. Knapsacks, two liters of water, wicking clothing and the lower the temperatures, the more layers of clothing. We will provide further advice prior to each outing. All Climbing Hikes will start on the Willow Street side of Larchmont Temple. We will meet at 8:00 AM and you should pack a lunch, snacks and water for the day. Due to the driving distances, we should plan on returning between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. Our hikes are a great work out and a lot of fun. You should set aside 6 hours for each Climb. You can join to give back with Trail Maintenance in Silver Lake, White Plains, NY. Every other month. Mark your calendars RIGHT NOW for 11/3. On this Sunday we will have our first Trail Maintenance Class and every other month this year we'll have the opportunity to help the hiking communities with trail work right in White Plains. OUTING DATES: 12/1 Palisades 2/16 Elk Pen Harriman 4/5 SBM Trail 4/26 Elk Run Harriman Trail Work Dates: 11/3 Trail Work Class 11/10 Trail Work 11/17 Trail Work 11/24 Trail Work 1/12 Trail Work 1/19 Trail Work 1/26 Trail Work 3/1 Trail Work 3/8 Trail Work 3/15 Trail Work 3/22 Trail Work 3/29 Trail Work 5/3 Trail Work 5/10 Trail Work 5/17 Trail Work 5/24 Trail Work 6/14 Kayak Class Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Pam Bolton (pl_bolton@yahoo.com) & Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com)

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Walking Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews

LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised.

What to expect: Unplug and tune in to the natural world around us. We will walk throughout the year and we need to pack sufficient clothing to keep us warm. Sturdy walking shoes or boots, a liter of water and if you like walking poles. If it rains or snows we go and always have a good time.

All Walking Outings will start on the Willow Street side of Larchmont Temple. We will meet at 9 AM and you should pack a lunch, unless we have a restaurant chosen, snacks and water for the day. Due to the driving distances, we should plan on returning between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM at the latest.

LT Walking Dates for 2019 - 2020:

12/15 Untermeyer Gardens and Wave Hill
2/2 Greenwich Point
2/23 Westmoreland
4/18 (Saturday) Tea Garden Somers
6/7 West Point

Optional Trail Work Opportunities:
11/3 Trail Work Class
11/10 Trail Work
11/17 Trail Work
11/24 Trail Work
1/12 Trail Work
1/19 Trail Work
1/26 Trail Work
3/1 Trail Work
3/8 Trail Work
3/15 Trail Work
3/22 Trail Work
3/29 Trail Work
5/3 Trail Work
5/10 Trail Work
5/17 Trail Work
5/24 Trail Work
6/14 Kayak Class

Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com)
& Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com) & Pam Bolton (pl_bolton@yahoo.com.
Meets Monthly on Sunday, Saturday

Walking Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews
LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised. What to expect: Unplug and tune in to the natural world around us. We will walk throughout the year and we need to pack sufficient clothing to keep us warm. Sturdy walking shoes or boots, a liter of water and if you like walking poles. If it rains or snows we go and always have a good time. All Walking Outings will start on the Willow Street side of Larchmont Temple. We will meet at 9 AM and you should pack a lunch, unless we have a restaurant chosen, snacks and water for the day. Due to the driving distances, we should plan on returning between 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM at the latest. LT Walking Dates for 2019 - 2020: 12/15 Untermeyer Gardens and Wave Hill 2/2 Greenwich Point 2/23 Westmoreland 4/18 (Saturday) Tea Garden Somers 6/7 West Point Optional Trail Work Opportunities: 11/3 Trail Work Class 11/10 Trail Work 11/17 Trail Work 11/24 Trail Work 1/12 Trail Work 1/19 Trail Work 1/26 Trail Work 3/1 Trail Work 3/8 Trail Work 3/15 Trail Work 3/22 Trail Work 3/29 Trail Work 5/3 Trail Work 5/10 Trail Work 5/17 Trail Work 5/24 Trail Work 6/14 Kayak Class Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com) & Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com) & Pam Bolton (pl_bolton@yahoo.com.

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Family Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews

LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised.

What to expect:
ALL FAMILY WALKS WILL MEET AT LARCHMONT TEMPLE AT 12:15 pm along the Willow Street side. Pack snacks and water for everyone. I will let you know if we will start with a lunch (Pizza, burgers, etc.). If we do not go out for the lunch we will pack it in with us.
We should be out for 3 to 3.5 hours. These short walks are good for the entire family but leave your dogs at home. Most of the trails do not permit dogs. We will send out emails a few days before the walks to suggest clothing and even study topics if we want to identify animal tracks. We go year round even if it snows or rains and we always have a good time.
Mark your calendars RIGHT NOW for 11/3. On this Sunday we will have our first Trail Maintenance Class and every other month this year we will have the opportunity to help the hiking communities with trail work right in White Plains.


LT Family Outings Dates for 2019-2020:

12/8 Rye Nature Center
2/9 Greenwich Point
4/12 Montgomery/Zoo

Optional Trail Work Dates:
11/3 Trail Work Class
11/10 Trail Work
11/17 Trail Work
11/24 Trail Work
1/12 Trail Work
1/19 Trail Work
1/26 Trail Work
3/1 Trail Work
3/8 Trail Work
3/15 Trail Work
3/22 Trail Work
3/29 Trail Work
5/3 Trail Work
5/10 Trail Work
5/17 Trail Work
5/24 Trail Work
6/14 Kayak Class

Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), and he would love to team up with a family to assist with coordination.
Meets Monthly on Sunday, Saturday

Family Hikes with the LT Wandering Jews
LT Wandering Jews is committed to helping LT members get outside to experience the beauty and sanctity of nature. This year we're offering three different ways to do just that. Please sign up for the group that most closely matches your interests and abilities, and those with at least 10 committed hikers will run as advertised. What to expect: ALL FAMILY WALKS WILL MEET AT LARCHMONT TEMPLE AT 12:15 pm along the Willow Street side. Pack snacks and water for everyone. I will let you know if we will start with a lunch (Pizza, burgers, etc.). If we do not go out for the lunch we will pack it in with us. We should be out for 3 to 3.5 hours. These short walks are good for the entire family but leave your dogs at home. Most of the trails do not permit dogs. We will send out emails a few days before the walks to suggest clothing and even study topics if we want to identify animal tracks. We go year round even if it snows or rains and we always have a good time. Mark your calendars RIGHT NOW for 11/3. On this Sunday we will have our first Trail Maintenance Class and every other month this year we will have the opportunity to help the hiking communities with trail work right in White Plains. LT Family Outings Dates for 2019-2020: 12/8 Rye Nature Center 2/9 Greenwich Point 4/12 Montgomery/Zoo Optional Trail Work Dates: 11/3 Trail Work Class 11/10 Trail Work 11/17 Trail Work 11/24 Trail Work 1/12 Trail Work 1/19 Trail Work 1/26 Trail Work 3/1 Trail Work 3/8 Trail Work 3/15 Trail Work 3/22 Trail Work 3/29 Trail Work 5/3 Trail Work 5/10 Trail Work 5/17 Trail Work 5/24 Trail Work 6/14 Kayak Class Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), and he would love to team up with a family to assist with coordination.

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The Whiskey Jewbilee Group

Life may be complicated, however getting together with fellow congregants to sip whiskey and discuss life should be a simple joy. Our group will gather at different members’ homes each month on Thursday evenings to learn about and enjoy different whiskeys while engaging in meaningful and thoughtful dialogue with an emphasis on Jewish ideas and practices. Our first meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14th. We’ll discuss life’s big questions, as well as smaller ones we’ve all been wondering for years like what’s the difference between a bourbon and a rye, is there any difference between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan, and what does it really mean when you’re told a Scotch tastes peaty? There’s much to learn and much to enjoy.

The group is continuing from last year with a few open spots.

Co-leaders are Jed Dorfman (jed@campwalt.com) and Evan Flamenbaum (evan.flamenbaum@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Thursday

The Whiskey Jewbilee Group
Life may be complicated, however getting together with fellow congregants to sip whiskey and discuss life should be a simple joy. Our group will gather at different members’ homes each month on Thursday evenings to learn about and enjoy different whiskeys while engaging in meaningful and thoughtful dialogue with an emphasis on Jewish ideas and practices. Our first meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14th. We’ll discuss life’s big questions, as well as smaller ones we’ve all been wondering for years like what’s the difference between a bourbon and a rye, is there any difference between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan, and what does it really mean when you’re told a Scotch tastes peaty? There’s much to learn and much to enjoy. The group is continuing from last year with a few open spots. Co-leaders are Jed Dorfman (jed@campwalt.com) and Evan Flamenbaum (evan.flamenbaum@gmail.com)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 3

LT CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Small Group- Season 3
Our group will select Jewish themed episodes from previous seasons of the Emmy Award winning show, watch the show at the monthly meeting, and then discuss Larry David's unique Jewish inspired view of life depicted in the show, and connect themes to Judaism and Larchmont Temple life.

Additionally, we will also explore many of the CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM concepts and ideas through readings, articles, and podcasts when possible.

Both "Curb fans" and "Curb newcomers” are welcome! Small Group will be highly interactive, and fun, and we encourage participants to share in the selecting of episodes for viewing, assist in developing a noshing menu of Curb Your Enthusiasm appropriate snacks, and lead us in lively discussions.

We have had a lot of fun in the past two years and this year should be no exception. So please join us and together we can explore humorous and sometimes serious aspects of daily social and Jewish life.

Meetings will be scheduled for Wednesday nights at 7:30 with our first meeting on November 20, December 18, January 15, February 12 and March 18th.


Co-leaders: Marty Kanengiser (mkanen@aol.com) and Joel Brill (jjoelbrill@aol.com)
Meets Monthly on Wednesday

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 3
LT CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM Small Group- Season 3 Our group will select Jewish themed episodes from previous seasons of the Emmy Award winning show, watch the show at the monthly meeting, and then discuss Larry David's unique Jewish inspired view of life depicted in the show, and connect themes to Judaism and Larchmont Temple life. Additionally, we will also explore many of the CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM concepts and ideas through readings, articles, and podcasts when possible. Both "Curb fans" and "Curb newcomers” are welcome! Small Group will be highly interactive, and fun, and we encourage participants to share in the selecting of episodes for viewing, assist in developing a noshing menu of Curb Your Enthusiasm appropriate snacks, and lead us in lively discussions. We have had a lot of fun in the past two years and this year should be no exception. So please join us and together we can explore humorous and sometimes serious aspects of daily social and Jewish life. Meetings will be scheduled for Wednesday nights at 7:30 with our first meeting on November 20, December 18, January 15, February 12 and March 18th. Co-leaders: Marty Kanengiser (mkanen@aol.com) and Joel Brill (jjoelbrill@aol.com)

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Finding Spiritual Paths: Engaging the Other, Understanding Ourselves

Our small group of spiritual seekers will continue the shared exploration of personal journeys of spiritual growth, development and frustration. Our group brings diverse perspectives and experiences to share, challenge and debate.

This year, some members may search to “see the Face of God in Others,” while other members still struggle with whether God exists. Some may seek to strengthen the spiritual choices they have made in daily life by engaging more deeply with teachings and stories focused on the Other. Some may want to use exploration of the Other to look inside and find the Divine Spark that helps to bring us through troubled times.

We will use sections of Burger’s book Witness as the base for monthly discussions, but members are encouraged to bring other materials as study “texts” – including non-Jewish sources as well as artistic representations – to extend and deepen our conversations.

Each month one group member will take responsibility for organizing and facilitating our discussion.

In addition, our group is interested in learning about spiritual expression through artistic forms. We hope to arrange one or more “field trips” to New York cultural resources, especially Jewish organizations such as HUC-JIR, the Center for Jewish History, and the Jewish Museum.

The meetings will be held each month on a Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Dates for our 2019-20 meetings: November 20, December 18, January 15, February 12, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17.

Leader: John Borden (bordenjs@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Wednesday

Finding Spiritual Paths: Engaging the Other, Understanding Ourselves
Our small group of spiritual seekers will continue the shared exploration of personal journeys of spiritual growth, development and frustration. Our group brings diverse perspectives and experiences to share, challenge and debate. This year, some members may search to “see the Face of God in Others,” while other members still struggle with whether God exists. Some may seek to strengthen the spiritual choices they have made in daily life by engaging more deeply with teachings and stories focused on the Other. Some may want to use exploration of the Other to look inside and find the Divine Spark that helps to bring us through troubled times. We will use sections of Burger’s book Witness as the base for monthly discussions, but members are encouraged to bring other materials as study “texts” – including non-Jewish sources as well as artistic representations – to extend and deepen our conversations. Each month one group member will take responsibility for organizing and facilitating our discussion. In addition, our group is interested in learning about spiritual expression through artistic forms. We hope to arrange one or more “field trips” to New York cultural resources, especially Jewish organizations such as HUC-JIR, the Center for Jewish History, and the Jewish Museum. The meetings will be held each month on a Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Dates for our 2019-20 meetings: November 20, December 18, January 15, February 12, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17. Leader: John Borden (bordenjs@gmail.com)

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Book Discussion: Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, by Ariel Burger (Wednesdays)

You've read Night. But there is so much more to Wiesel than his witness to the Holocaust and his efforts to comprehend his experiences as a teenager. Throughout his life, Wiesel wrestled with and embraced the challenges of faith and doubt in modern society and the struggle of finding and expressing Jewish identity in an ever-complex world. Ariel Burger, Wiesel's teaching assistant at Boston University, brings us inside Wiesel's classroom, allowing us to join in a journey of discovery compiled through twenty five years of journal entries and five years of classroom notes. Our group will take up the questions Wiesel poses and talk about their meaning in today's world -- in our community, in our country, in our lives.

Our group will meet from 7:30-9:00 pm on the following Wednesday nights: Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 11, April 15.

Co-leaders: Jill Sarkozi (jill@thesarkozis.net) and Paul Sarkozi (paulsarkozi@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Wednesday
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Book Discussion: Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, by Ariel Burger (Wednesdays)
You've read Night. But there is so much more to Wiesel than his witness to the Holocaust and his efforts to comprehend his experiences as a teenager. Throughout his life, Wiesel wrestled with and embraced the challenges of faith and doubt in modern society and the struggle of finding and expressing Jewish identity in an ever-complex world. Ariel Burger, Wiesel's teaching assistant at Boston University, brings us inside Wiesel's classroom, allowing us to join in a journey of discovery compiled through twenty five years of journal entries and five years of classroom notes. Our group will take up the questions Wiesel poses and talk about their meaning in today's world -- in our community, in our country, in our lives. Our group will meet from 7:30-9:00 pm on the following Wednesday nights: Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 11, April 15. Co-leaders: Jill Sarkozi (jill@thesarkozis.net) and Paul Sarkozi (paulsarkozi@gmail.com)

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Witness (Thursday Evenings)

"It is the otherness of the other that fascinates me": Elie Wiesel

This year, in connection with our Covenantal Learning Theme of “Discovering the Other, Understanding Ourselves,” we will be reading and discussing Witness Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by a disciple of Elie Wiesel’s, Ariel Burger. How do we approach “otherness”? Who is “the other”? What can we do to try to breach the gap and create a more understanding and accepting world? We will be meeting on the following Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM at group members’ homes.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb.13, March 12, April 16 and May 14

Co-leaders: Minna Immerman (minna.immerman@gmail.com) & Amy Merians (amerians@verizon.net)
Meets Monthly on Thursday
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Witness (Thursday Evenings)
"It is the otherness of the other that fascinates me": Elie Wiesel This year, in connection with our Covenantal Learning Theme of “Discovering the Other, Understanding Ourselves,” we will be reading and discussing Witness Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by a disciple of Elie Wiesel’s, Ariel Burger. How do we approach “otherness”? Who is “the other”? What can we do to try to breach the gap and create a more understanding and accepting world? We will be meeting on the following Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM at group members’ homes. 2019-2020 Meeting Dates: Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb.13, March 12, April 16 and May 14 Co-leaders: Minna Immerman (minna.immerman@gmail.com) & Amy Merians (amerians@verizon.net)

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The Knitwitz

Amy Knit and Ellen Pearl invite you to come join them to knit and schmooze one night a month at Larchmont temple. We are not teachers, we are basic knitters and welcome all. Should experts join that want to teach, we’d be delighted. We are hoping to knit for a cause, however, if you would just like to do your own thing, that’s fine too. We look forward to intertwining!

We can meet monthly on Tuesdays at 7pm, starting October 23.

Co-leaders: Ellen Landau (ejlandau@gmail.com) and Amy Frolick (amyfrolick@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Tuesday

The Knitwitz
Amy Knit and Ellen Pearl invite you to come join them to knit and schmooze one night a month at Larchmont temple. We are not teachers, we are basic knitters and welcome all. Should experts join that want to teach, we’d be delighted. We are hoping to knit for a cause, however, if you would just like to do your own thing, that’s fine too. We look forward to intertwining! We can meet monthly on Tuesdays at 7pm, starting October 23. Co-leaders: Ellen Landau (ejlandau@gmail.com) and Amy Frolick (amyfrolick@gmail.com)

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Witness Discussion Group (Sundays)

Witness (Sunday mornings)
This year, in connection with our Covenantal Learning Theme of “Discovering the Other, Understanding Ourselves,” we will be reading and discussing Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by a disciple of Elie Wiesel’s, Ariel Burger. Using the text as our jumping off point, we will discuss a number of Wiesel’s key teaching themes including Memory, Otherness, Faith & Doubt, and Madness & Rebellion. We welcome new members to join our book group as we dive into these meaningful conversations!


Co-leaders: Judy Landau (judyrlandau@yahoo.com) & Tom Landau (docotis27@yahoo.com)
Meets Monthly on Sunday

Witness Discussion Group (Sundays)
Witness (Sunday mornings) This year, in connection with our Covenantal Learning Theme of “Discovering the Other, Understanding Ourselves,” we will be reading and discussing Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by a disciple of Elie Wiesel’s, Ariel Burger. Using the text as our jumping off point, we will discuss a number of Wiesel’s key teaching themes including Memory, Otherness, Faith & Doubt, and Madness & Rebellion. We welcome new members to join our book group as we dive into these meaningful conversations! Co-leaders: Judy Landau (judyrlandau@yahoo.com) & Tom Landau (docotis27@yahoo.com)

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Poetry Out Loud

Participants will be expected to bring to the group poems of their choice, which they will briefly present and read out. The poems selected may be from any country, culture and historical period. They will not be required to have any explicit or even implicit Jewish content, but are expected to carry some particular personal or spiritual meaning for the person selecting them. The main consideration should be their lasting impact on the individual presenter.

This will not be either a poetry workshop or a poetry class. The object will be simply to share the pleasure and insights offered by selected poems.

The group will meet on the second Thursday of every month, starting on November 14th, and will be hosted in turn by members.

Leader: Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com)
Meets Monthly on Thursday

Poetry Out Loud
Participants will be expected to bring to the group poems of their choice, which they will briefly present and read out. The poems selected may be from any country, culture and historical period. They will not be required to have any explicit or even implicit Jewish content, but are expected to carry some particular personal or spiritual meaning for the person selecting them. The main consideration should be their lasting impact on the individual presenter. This will not be either a poetry workshop or a poetry class. The object will be simply to share the pleasure and insights offered by selected poems. The group will meet on the second Thursday of every month, starting on November 14th, and will be hosted in turn by members. Leader: Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com)

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LT Members in Interfaith Relationships

Whether you're dating, a newlywed, or have been married for decades, if you're Jewish and your partner is not (or vice versa) we want to talk to you! Sign up solo or with your partner and come chat about juggling traditions, raising children, and more. Meetings will be held on the following Sundays from 10:15am-11:45am: 11/3, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17

Co-leaders: Barbara Brody (barbarambrody@gmail.com) and Carolyn Dorfman (carolyn@campwalt.com)
Meets Monthly on Sunday
10:15am – 11:45am

LT Members in Interfaith Relationships
Whether you're dating, a newlywed, or have been married for decades, if you're Jewish and your partner is not (or vice versa) we want to talk to you! Sign up solo or with your partner and come chat about juggling traditions, raising children, and more. Meetings will be held on the following Sundays from 10:15am-11:45am: 11/3, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17 Co-leaders: Barbara Brody (barbarambrody@gmail.com) and Carolyn Dorfman (carolyn@campwalt.com)

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Political Engagement as a Jewish Value: Election 2020

Are you a podcast-listening, NYT-reading, cable news-watching, twitter-following political junkie? Are you also tired of the tone and nature of our current political discourse? Then come join us for thoughtful, substantive conversation about the latest in election news. Bring your opinions - left, right and center - but also bring your ears and an open mind. We'll discuss all the recent developments, including what our Jewish values and texts bring to these issues, and even brainstorm ways our Jewish traditions can offer a break from election madness, helping us recapture our inner peace. Co-led Wednesdays at 8 PM by former U.S. Senate staffers.

11/6, 12/4, 1/7, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3 8pm

Co-leaders: Jordanna Davis (jordanna.davis@gmail.com) and Stephen Mott (slmott@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Wednesday
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Political Engagement as a Jewish Value: Election 2020
Are you a podcast-listening, NYT-reading, cable news-watching, twitter-following political junkie? Are you also tired of the tone and nature of our current political discourse? Then come join us for thoughtful, substantive conversation about the latest in election news. Bring your opinions - left, right and center - but also bring your ears and an open mind. We'll discuss all the recent developments, including what our Jewish values and texts bring to these issues, and even brainstorm ways our Jewish traditions can offer a break from election madness, helping us recapture our inner peace. Co-led Wednesdays at 8 PM by former U.S. Senate staffers. 11/6, 12/4, 1/7, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3 8pm Co-leaders: Jordanna Davis (jordanna.davis@gmail.com) and Stephen Mott (slmott@gmail.com)

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