Chai There!

Welcome new Partners!  In case you didn’t know, our Chai Club is an auxiliary unit of Temple Beth El comprised of adults who have been members of one or more Jewish congregations for a total of 18 years or more…but who’s counting?!  If you are affiliated with our temple, please join us for social and welfare events.  We are not a fundraising arm; our dues are self-sustaining.  We support and patronize temple-wide events, along with our own!

Our monthly newsletter, Chai Lites, keeps you posted.  For example, in February we headed to the Tilles Center (after dinner – always a meal) for a performance by the Israel Philharmonic.  Recently, we gathered locally for lunch and a (free) musical recital at the Harborfields Library.  Jointly with the Sisterhood and Men’s Club, we organized a tour of Theodore Roosevelt’s home at Sagamore Hill.  Movie showings and lectures are held both at the temple and at Cinema Arts Centre.  Docent tours of museums have been arranged and an outing to part of the Long Island Spy Trail was enjoyed.

And there’s plenty going on right here at home.  Day and evening book clubs, in conjunction with Sisterhood, are ongoing, as is Mah Jongg.   The ChaiClub invited LINC (Long Island Network for Change) to hold its social action meetings regularly at our temple.  We arrange four wonderful dinners a year: two are catered and two are augmented byChai Club member cooking talents (with vegan and gluten sensitivity).  During the summer, we either barbeque at the beach or gather at a congregant’s pool.  And of course, we sponsor a summer lay-led Shabbat service.

Come join us and make new friends!