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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

Yoga
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 a selected text of “My Jewish Year” by Abigail Pogrebin.
In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Pogrebin, who celebrated some “basic holiday rituals” growing up and is someone who is “leery of ‘seekers’” somehow found herself drawn to the Jewish “blueprint” for a good life “staring her in the face” but never really tested.

This group is encouraged for regular yoga practitioners, of at least 1 year experience. We will meet on the second Wednesday of the month 9:00-10:30am, 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 14th.
Sessions are:
November 14
December 12
January 9th
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th

This group is continuing from last year with four (4) open spots available for new people to join.
Meets Monthly on Wednesday
9:00am – 10:30am

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 a selected text of “My Jewish Year” by Abigail Pogrebin. In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Pogrebin, who celebrated some “basic holiday rituals” growing up and is someone who is “leery of ‘seekers’” somehow found herself drawn to the Jewish “blueprint” for a good life “staring her in the face” but never really tested. This group is encouraged for regular yoga practitioners, of at least 1 year experience. We will meet on the second Wednesday of the month 9:00-10:30am, 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 14th. Sessions are: November 14 December 12 January 9th February 13th March 13th April 10th May 8th This group is continuing from last year with four (4) open spots available for new people to join.

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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

What is Eco Kosher? Is there a connection between organic agriculture and Tikkun Olam? What does food waste have to do with Bal Taschit? J.O.E.S. – Jews for Organic and Environmentally Sustainable Food – brings together fellow LT members interested in the intersection of liberal Jewish values and current food and sustainability issues. Think of it as a foodie supper club with a distinct eco-Jewish flavor. Combining dinners at members’ homes, farmers’ market visits, guest speakers and community outreach, the group will explore how the food choices we make and our identity as Reform Jews go hand in hand.

Our JOES meetings will be approximately once a month on a Tuesday at 8pm. Location will rotate among members homes.
The first 2 dates will be:

Couples must sign up individually. There is a cap of 14 participants (including the three leaders and their spouses).
Participants are expected to attend all, or most, of the meetings.

Co-Leaders: Ari Perkins (ER doc, aspiring cook and resident mixologist amperk001@yahoo.com), Adam Kaye (Culinary Director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns adamdkaye@me.com ) and Leah Katznelson (leahkatznelson1@gmail.com)
Meets Monthly on Tuesday

JOES dinner group – Jews for Organic Environmentally Sustainable dinner group
What is Eco Kosher? Is there a connection between organic agriculture and Tikkun Olam? What does food waste have to do with Bal Taschit? J.O.E.S. – Jews for Organic and Environmentally Sustainable Food – brings together fellow LT members interested in the intersection of liberal Jewish values and current food and sustainability issues. Think of it as a foodie supper club with a distinct eco-Jewish flavor. Combining dinners at members’ homes, farmers’ market visits, guest speakers and community outreach, the group will explore how the food choices we make and our identity as Reform Jews go hand in hand. Our JOES meetings will be approximately once a month on a Tuesday at 8pm. Location will rotate among members homes. The first 2 dates will be: Couples must sign up individually. There is a cap of 14 participants (including the three leaders and their spouses). Participants are expected to attend all, or most, of the meetings. Co-Leaders: Ari Perkins (ER doc, aspiring cook and resident mixologist amperk001@yahoo.com), Adam Kaye (Culinary Director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns adamdkaye@me.com ) and Leah Katznelson (leahkatznelson1@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 7:30 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.

LT Climbing Schedule 2018-2019:

11/4/18 First Half of the Suffern to Bear Mountain Trail

1/13/19 Joint Walkers and Climbers at High Point NJ Snowshoe and XC Ski School

1/27/19 Elk Pen Loop into Sterling Forest

3/24/19 Elk Pen Loop into Harriman

4/14/19 Second half of the SBM Trail

5/26/19 Black Forest Loop

6/9/19 Giant Steps on the Palisades


Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@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 7:30 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. LT Climbing Schedule 2018-2019: 11/4/18 First Half of the Suffern to Bear Mountain Trail 1/13/19 Joint Walkers and Climbers at High Point NJ Snowshoe and XC Ski School 1/27/19 Elk Pen Loop into Sterling Forest 3/24/19 Elk Pen Loop into Harriman 4/14/19 Second half of the SBM Trail 5/26/19 Black Forest Loop 6/9/19 Giant Steps on the Palisades Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@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 8 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 PM and 4 PM.

LT Walking 2018 - 2019 Dates:

11/11/18 Rye Excursion (Darling and Marshlands). If chilly we can have some hot mulled cider at Casa Cowen. Deer and turkey are on the viewing schedule.

12/9/18 Northern Sterling Forest from 17A

1/13/19 Joint Outing with Climbers to the High Point NJ Snowshoe and XC Skiing School.

2/10/19 Walking tour of West Point

3/17/19 Walk the High Line in NYC

5/19/19 Walk PepsiCo Sculpture Gardens

Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com)
& Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com) P& 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 8 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 PM and 4 PM. LT Walking 2018 - 2019 Dates: 11/11/18 Rye Excursion (Darling and Marshlands). If chilly we can have some hot mulled cider at Casa Cowen. Deer and turkey are on the viewing schedule. 12/9/18 Northern Sterling Forest from 17A 1/13/19 Joint Outing with Climbers to the High Point NJ Snowshoe and XC Skiing School. 2/10/19 Walking tour of West Point 3/17/19 Walk the High Line in NYC 5/19/19 Walk PepsiCo Sculpture Gardens Co-leaders: Jim Cowen (j.cowen@roxide.com), Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com) & Colin Baigel (colin.baigel@gmail.com) P& 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 1:00pm along the Willow Street side. Pack snacks and water for everyone. 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.

LT Family Outings for 2018-2019:

11/18 Rye Marshlands

12/16/18 Larchmont Reservoir Loop

2/3/19 Greenwich Point Beach Walk

3/10/19 New Rochelle Climbing Wall and Magic Pizza Spot so no lunch is needed.

4/7/19 Pound Ridge with discovery of a cave and the CCC Work Camp. After the walk we can make smores.

5/12/19 Greenwich Audubon Exploration

6/2/19 Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain Zoo

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 1:00pm along the Willow Street side. Pack snacks and water for everyone. 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. LT Family Outings for 2018-2019: 11/18 Rye Marshlands 12/16/18 Larchmont Reservoir Loop 2/3/19 Greenwich Point Beach Walk 3/10/19 New Rochelle Climbing Wall and Magic Pizza Spot so no lunch is needed. 4/7/19 Pound Ridge with discovery of a cave and the CCC Work Camp. After the walk we can make smores. 5/12/19 Greenwich Audubon Exploration 6/2/19 Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain Zoo 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 1st. 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 6 open spots.

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

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 1st. 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 6 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 2

Our group will watch select episodes from previous seasons of the Emmy Award winning show and identify and discuss show creator Larry David's unique Jewish inspired view of life, and themes in the show that relate to Judaism and Larchmont Temple life. 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 welcome! Program will be highly interactive and will encourage participants to share in the selecting of episodes for viewing, assist in developing a menu of Curb Your Enthusiasm appropriate snacks, and lead us in lively discussions.

Should be a lot of fun and help us to learn about daily social and Jewish life.

Meetings will be scheduled for Tuesdays at 7:30PM throughout the year with a schedule established at the first meeting on October 30th.

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

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 2
Our group will watch select episodes from previous seasons of the Emmy Award winning show and identify and discuss show creator Larry David's unique Jewish inspired view of life, and themes in the show that relate to Judaism and Larchmont Temple life. 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 welcome! Program will be highly interactive and will encourage participants to share in the selecting of episodes for viewing, assist in developing a menu of Curb Your Enthusiasm appropriate snacks, and lead us in lively discussions. Should be a lot of fun and help us to learn about daily social and Jewish life. Meetings will be scheduled for Tuesdays at 7:30PM throughout the year with a schedule established at the first meeting on October 30th. Co-leaders: Marty Kanengiser (mkanen@aol.com) and Joel Brill (jjoelbrill@aol.com)

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Wise Widows

Becoming a widow brings about an inevitable upheaval in our lives.
How are we adapting to be an ONE, no longer a TWO? Let's get together to share our
experiences: the ups and the downs - challenges and surprises - fears and hopes. Let's help each other deal with the roads ahead, let's together focus on how to make this new
phase as meaningful and fulfilling as possible. Let's explore this uncharted territory! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, from 7-9 pm at Maj-Britt’s.

Co-leaders: Maj-Britt Rosenbaum & Barbara Schiff
majbritt.rosenbaum@gmail.com
mobile 914-384-5977
home 914-834-6515

Wise Widows
Becoming a widow brings about an inevitable upheaval in our lives. How are we adapting to be an ONE, no longer a TWO? Let's get together to share our experiences: the ups and the downs - challenges and surprises - fears and hopes. Let's help each other deal with the roads ahead, let's together focus on how to make this new phase as meaningful and fulfilling as possible. Let's explore this uncharted territory! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, from 7-9 pm at Maj-Britt’s. Co-leaders: Maj-Britt Rosenbaum & Barbara Schiff majbritt.rosenbaum@gmail.com mobile 914-384-5977 home 914-834-6515

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Spiritual paths in Jewish time

Our small group will focus on holy times in the Jewish calendar with special attention to how they might be occasions when, as Abraham Joshua Heschel said about Shabbat, eternity utters a day. The discussions will thus follow on from last year's small group, "Footnotes to finding God". with the difference that they will reference the Jewish calendar. We will be mindful of recent or imminent holidays and of Abigail Pogrebin's explorations of living in Jewish time. We will also discuss relevant aspects of the Torah portions coinciding with the weeks preceding each monthly meeting, taking into account insights from various Rabbinic commentators.

The meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and will be hosted by members in turn. Dates are: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13. The first meeting will be devoted to the High Holidays.

Co-leaders: Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com) and John Borden (bordenjs@gmail.com)

Spiritual paths in Jewish time
Our small group will focus on holy times in the Jewish calendar with special attention to how they might be occasions when, as Abraham Joshua Heschel said about Shabbat, eternity utters a day. The discussions will thus follow on from last year's small group, "Footnotes to finding God". with the difference that they will reference the Jewish calendar. We will be mindful of recent or imminent holidays and of Abigail Pogrebin's explorations of living in Jewish time. We will also discuss relevant aspects of the Torah portions coinciding with the weeks preceding each monthly meeting, taking into account insights from various Rabbinic commentators. The meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month and will be hosted by members in turn. Dates are: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13. The first meeting will be devoted to the High Holidays. Co-leaders: Michael Fineberg (finebergmichael@yahoo.com) and John Borden (bordenjs@gmail.com)

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Living Jewish Time Together (Wednesdays)

The Jewish calendar sets out a yearly schedule of dedicated time to step away from our routines and devices and focus on the things that give life meaning --- important relationships, enjoying life’s pleasures, engaging with questions of purpose.

In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Pogrebin, who celebrated some “basic holiday rituals” growing up and is someone who is “leery of ‘seekers’” somehow found herself drawn to the Jewish “blueprint” for a good life “staring her in the face” but never really tested.

Read about Abby’s journey and consider yours. Could this Jewish blueprint provide your life with more connection, purpose, meaning, or joy? Let’s test it together and find out! Abby Pogrebin is LT’s author-in-residence October 12 and 13th. You can pick up a copy of My Jewish Year in the Temple office.

Our group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday night of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm on Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, April 10, May 8.

Co-leaders: Jill Sarkozi (jill@thesarkozis.net) and Paul Sarkozi (paulsarkozi@gmail.com)

Living Jewish Time Together (Wednesdays)
The Jewish calendar sets out a yearly schedule of dedicated time to step away from our routines and devices and focus on the things that give life meaning --- important relationships, enjoying life’s pleasures, engaging with questions of purpose. In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Pogrebin, who celebrated some “basic holiday rituals” growing up and is someone who is “leery of ‘seekers’” somehow found herself drawn to the Jewish “blueprint” for a good life “staring her in the face” but never really tested. Read about Abby’s journey and consider yours. Could this Jewish blueprint provide your life with more connection, purpose, meaning, or joy? Let’s test it together and find out! Abby Pogrebin is LT’s author-in-residence October 12 and 13th. You can pick up a copy of My Jewish Year in the Temple office. Our group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday night of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm on Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, April 10, May 8. Co-leaders: Jill Sarkozi (jill@thesarkozis.net) and Paul Sarkozi (paulsarkozi@gmail.com)

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My Jewish Year (Thursdays)

Why do we celebrate the Jewish holidays as we do? What can we learn from them? How can we make them more meaningful to us today? In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Abby has a contemporary voice and style that make her book an easy and enjoyable read. She chronicles her journey through each Jewish holiday with insight and humor. Join us as we explore her journey in the hope of achieving more insight, connection, understanding and/or meaning to the Jewish holidays.  We will be meeting the following Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.
 Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 28, March 14, April 11, May 9

Co-leaders: Minna Immerman ( minna.immerman@gmail.com) and Amy Merians ( amerians@verizon.net)

My Jewish Year (Thursdays)
Why do we celebrate the Jewish holidays as we do? What can we learn from them? How can we make them more meaningful to us today? In this small group, we will read My Jewish Year by Abby Pogrebin which chronicles her experiment of living in Jewish time. Abby has a contemporary voice and style that make her book an easy and enjoyable read. She chronicles her journey through each Jewish holiday with insight and humor. Join us as we explore her journey in the hope of achieving more insight, connection, understanding and/or meaning to the Jewish holidays.  We will be meeting the following Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.
 Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 28, March 14, April 11, May 9 Co-leaders: Minna Immerman ( minna.immerman@gmail.com) and Amy Merians ( amerians@verizon.net)

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Mothers and Daughters: Building Community

The LT Mothers and Daughters Small Group will focus on building community and building connections. We’ll focus ourselves around different Jewish themes or activities, and other different meaningful themes or activities, and jump off from there. Each session will have a different grounding topic from which we’ll proceed. These topics may include such things as Jewish matriarchs and the matriarchs in our own families, a favorite Jewish food or Jewish cooking, your own family heirloom that you bring in to share about, a short reading that we discuss together, and more. There will be opportunities for group members to suggest a focus for later sessions. We’ll explore together around themes related to women, family, society, philosophy, and more, while building our relationships with one another to form friendships and create community.

We plan to meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm on the following dates: December 5th, January 23rd, February 27, March 20, April 24, and May 15. We welcome you to sign up together with your mother or adult daughter, and we look forward to getting to know you. Please contact Julie Zilberberg at 914-834-8020 or juliemz@optonline.net with any questions. She'll be leading the group with her mother Barbara.

Mothers and Daughters: Building Community
The LT Mothers and Daughters Small Group will focus on building community and building connections. We’ll focus ourselves around different Jewish themes or activities, and other different meaningful themes or activities, and jump off from there. Each session will have a different grounding topic from which we’ll proceed. These topics may include such things as Jewish matriarchs and the matriarchs in our own families, a favorite Jewish food or Jewish cooking, your own family heirloom that you bring in to share about, a short reading that we discuss together, and more. There will be opportunities for group members to suggest a focus for later sessions. We’ll explore together around themes related to women, family, society, philosophy, and more, while building our relationships with one another to form friendships and create community. We plan to meet on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00pm on the following dates: December 5th, January 23rd, February 27, March 20, April 24, and May 15. We welcome you to sign up together with your mother or adult daughter, and we look forward to getting to know you. Please contact Julie Zilberberg at 914-834-8020 or juliemz@optonline.net with any questions. She'll be leading the group with her mother Barbara.

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My Yiddish Stories

Jewish tales are as old as the Jewish people. In their presence, we become listeners, heeding an ancient call: Hear, O Israel! Indeed, our very lives become part of the Tale. For a people's tales are its memory, its conscience, its channel to the divine imagination. Wherever we wandered, mostly as traders, scribes, and interpreters, we collected tales and transmitted them, using them as weapons to defy the constant challenge of being and remaining Jewish. In a double-edged vision of the world, combining irony and our own self-delusion, we managed to survive through time... to tell the story. We would like to read some of those tales, weaving them into our History and our sacred texts.

Small Group participants will purchase the book, A Treasury of Yiddish Stories: Revised and Updated Edition Dec 1, 1990 by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg.
We will select which stories to read for each session. There are 52 classic stories in this book and the sessions will allow us to group them by time, theme and links with sacred times. Dates for meetings (second Wednesday of the month) would be:
November 14th
December 12
February 13
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th
June 12th

Co-leaders: Virginia Fineberg (virginia.fineberg@gmail.com) and Phyllis Gutterman (phyllislindy@gmail.com)

My Yiddish Stories
Jewish tales are as old as the Jewish people. In their presence, we become listeners, heeding an ancient call: Hear, O Israel! Indeed, our very lives become part of the Tale. For a people's tales are its memory, its conscience, its channel to the divine imagination. Wherever we wandered, mostly as traders, scribes, and interpreters, we collected tales and transmitted them, using them as weapons to defy the constant challenge of being and remaining Jewish. In a double-edged vision of the world, combining irony and our own self-delusion, we managed to survive through time... to tell the story. We would like to read some of those tales, weaving them into our History and our sacred texts. Small Group participants will purchase the book, A Treasury of Yiddish Stories: Revised and Updated Edition Dec 1, 1990 by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. We will select which stories to read for each session. There are 52 classic stories in this book and the sessions will allow us to group them by time, theme and links with sacred times. Dates for meetings (second Wednesday of the month) would be: November 14th December 12 February 13 March 13th April 10th May 8th June 12th Co-leaders: Virginia Fineberg (virginia.fineberg@gmail.com) and Phyllis Gutterman (phyllislindy@gmail.com)

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Reading My Jewish Year with Danny and Bob (Mondays)

Abby Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year seems to have been inspired by feelings that many modern Reform Jews share. We go to Temple on Jewish holidays and observe some of the rituals, but sometimes wonder if there is a deeper, more vivid experience that eludes us. Pogrebin committed herself to living ‘in Jewish time’, exploring the meaning of holidays and the rhythm of the calendar itself.
Her book will offer us all a chance to examine our own questions and attitudes toward our Jewish identities, the spiritual and ethical aspects of our lives, and even our experience of Larchmont Temple.

We will meet on the following dates at 7:30pm.
11/5
12/4
1/7
2/5
3/7
4/1
Co-leaders: Bob Goodman (Goodman@bvp.com) and Danny Abelson (dabelson@abelsonco.com)

Reading My Jewish Year with Danny and Bob (Mondays)
Abby Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year seems to have been inspired by feelings that many modern Reform Jews share. We go to Temple on Jewish holidays and observe some of the rituals, but sometimes wonder if there is a deeper, more vivid experience that eludes us. Pogrebin committed herself to living ‘in Jewish time’, exploring the meaning of holidays and the rhythm of the calendar itself. Her book will offer us all a chance to examine our own questions and attitudes toward our Jewish identities, the spiritual and ethical aspects of our lives, and even our experience of Larchmont Temple. We will meet on the following dates at 7:30pm. 11/5 12/4 1/7 2/5 3/7 4/1 Co-leaders: Bob Goodman (Goodman@bvp.com) and Danny Abelson (dabelson@abelsonco.com)

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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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Current Events Discussion Group

We all know that keeping up with developments in today's world can be overwhelming. Do you want to be more informed? Hear opposing opinions? Share insights with others? Our group will gather at different members’ homes each month to discuss current events over some wine and cheese. We will discuss international, national and local topics such as the Me Too movement, the upcoming mid-term elections, the BDS movement, and developments in the Middle East. We will use various sources such as newspaper and magazine articles and documentaries to focus our discussions.

Our group will meet monthly with the first group being held on Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00pm.
Co-leaders: Jonas Herbsman (Jherbsman@hotmail.com) & Gabi Baigel (gabibaigel@gmail.com)

Current Events Discussion Group
We all know that keeping up with developments in today's world can be overwhelming. Do you want to be more informed? Hear opposing opinions? Share insights with others? Our group will gather at different members’ homes each month to discuss current events over some wine and cheese. We will discuss international, national and local topics such as the Me Too movement, the upcoming mid-term elections, the BDS movement, and developments in the Middle East. We will use various sources such as newspaper and magazine articles and documentaries to focus our discussions. Our group will meet monthly with the first group being held on Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00pm. Co-leaders: Jonas Herbsman (Jherbsman@hotmail.com) & Gabi Baigel (gabibaigel@gmail.com)

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My Jewish Year (Sundays)

Get on the train that is 1000 yrs old and be awakened by festival study and dialogue. Abby Pogrebin's book is free and available at the Temple. We will meet monthly on Sunday. The first meeting will be November 4 at 10am at our home in Mamaroneck. We hope you will join us for an enriching study experience.

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

My Jewish Year (Sundays)
Get on the train that is 1000 yrs old and be awakened by festival study and dialogue. Abby Pogrebin's book is free and available at the Temple. We will meet monthly on Sunday. The first meeting will be November 4 at 10am at our home in Mamaroneck. We hope you will join us for an enriching study experience. Co-leaders: Judy Landau (judyrlandau@yahoo.com) & Tom Landau (docotis27@yahoo.com)

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My Jewish Year (Thursdays @ 6:30)

Here's one more option to join a group reading My Jewish Year and exploring the Jewish calendar with its set cycles of spiritual preparation and sacred time.

This group will meet on Thursday evenings once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The first session will be November 1.

Leader: Sara Levin (slevin@levinsantalone.com )
Meets Monthly on Thursday
6:30pm – 8:30pm

My Jewish Year (Thursdays @ 6:30)
Here's one more option to join a group reading My Jewish Year and exploring the Jewish calendar with its set cycles of spiritual preparation and sacred time. This group will meet on Thursday evenings once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The first session will be November 1. Leader: Sara Levin (slevin@levinsantalone.com )

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