Chai Club

One of the most active groups of our temple family is the Chai Club.

The Chai Club was founded in the 1970’s by a beloved congregant, Charlie Mayer. So many stories about Charlie abound to this day telling about his zest for life and ongoing challenge to his temple friends, urging them to participate and lead. In fact, each year, the Men’s Club Brotherhood bestows the Charlie Mayer Meritorious Service Award to a congregant who has made a notable contribution during the year.

If you have been a member at one or more Jewish congregations for a cumulative total of eighteen (18) years, you’re eligible!

Is there ever a dull moment at the Chai Club? Never.

  • Theater Adventures at the John Engeman Theater in Northport
  • Continuing Education Programs (compelling, fun, widely attended)
  • Shabbat services on the third Friday of the month
  • Regular gatherings with the North Shore Synagogue Chai Club with a catered lunch and interesting speakers or programming
  • Chanukah parties with delicious, homemade dishes and endless latkes
  • Elections and Covered Dish Shabbat Dinner, always in May
  • Installation Shabbat Dinner, always in June, always catered, always inspiring
  • Summer Sunday Barbecue at the Senior Beach in Centerport, a potluck accompanying a day of grilling

With so many years of lasting friendships and countless deeds of loving kindness, it’s no wonder our Chai Club members are the pride and joy of our congregation.

Chai Club Officers, 2016-17

PresidentRotating Members
1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Debi Fallenberg

Debra Rich

Recording SecretaryShelley Camens
Recording SecretaryGloria Barton
Corresponding SecretaryPhoebe Krane
TreasurerElaine Eig
MembershipElaine Eig
Programming and TripsLynn Geisler
HistorianSandy Hoffman
Chai LitesBarry Eig
RitualRita Anilionis
Special Events/HospitalityBarbara Golden/Margaret Mills
SunshineBarbara Stern
PublicityBarry Zusman
ParliamentariansManny Darwin/Eileen Darwin
Past PresidentIra Richman