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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

President Rotating Members
1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Debi Fallenberg

Debra Rich

Recording Secretary Shelley Camens
Recording Secretary Gloria Barton
Corresponding Secretary Phoebe Krane
Treasurer Elaine Eig
Membership Elaine Eig
Programming and Trips Lynn Geisler
Historian Sandy Hoffman
Chai Lites Barry Eig
Ritual Rita Anilionis
Special Events/Hospitality Barbara Golden/Margaret Mills
Sunshine Barbara Stern
Publicity Barry Zusman
Parliamentarians Manny Darwin/Eileen Darwin
Past President Ira Richman