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 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 and Heckscher Park in Huntington
  • Continuing Education Programs (compelling, fun, widely attended)
  • Shabbat services on the third Friday of the month
  • Chanukah parties with delicious, homemade dishes and endless latkes
  • Elections and Covered Dish Shabbat Dinner
  • 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, 2023-24

President: Peter Wayne (click here to email)

Treasurer: Elaine Eig

Corresponding Secretary: Laura Klayman

Responding Secretary: Joan Lifson

Historian: Sandy Hoffman

Ritual: Phoebe Krane

Chai Lites Editor: Barry Eig

Membership: Ro Ruk

Publicity: Roz Finkel

Events/Outings: Barbara Golden

Hospitality: Marcia Schwalb

Programming: Margaret Roche

Parliamentarian: Lynn Geisler

Sunshine: Laura Klayman

Past Presidents: Debi Fallenberg, Lynn Geisler, Debbie Rich