Virtual Village by the Shore Programs in August

Posted on July 16, 2020

Enjoy some cool JFS Village by the Shore virtual programs during this hot summer season. Here’s your chance to participate in unique and entertaining activities while continuing to socialize safely at home. In August, the Village will host eight interactive, thought-provoking and creative programs for you.

DIY Container Garden

Tuesday, August 4 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Embrace your green thumb and join us for an informative session on creating your own manageable container garden. You’ll learn how to grow and care for herbs and vegetables for display on your porch, deck or balcony. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by July 31.

The Positivity Project

Thursday, August 6 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Membership Director Tina Serota to discover ways to boost your wellness – mind, body and soul. Each month features a new topic including self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency and more. RSVP by August 3.

Magic in Watercolor

Tuesday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 25 from 10:30am to 12pm each day

Join local artist Diane Hark as she guides you through the art of watercolors. Initial supplies including paints and watercolor cold press tablet will be provided to the first 11 registered participants. Attendees must supply their own paper towels and have access to a computer and printer. The class is open to all levels of experience. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by August 4 (for the August 11 program) and RSVP by August 18 (for the August 25 program).

Memoir Workshop

Thursday, August 13 from 10:30am to 12pm

Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history, ancestry and more at our Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Professor of Creative Writing, Harriet Levin Millan. You must have a laptop or pen and paper to enjoy the full experience of the workshop. RSVP by August 11.

Comfort Cuisine

Tuesday, August 18 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us as we share our favorite recipes and the memories they invoke. This month, we’ll focus on delicious Summer Soups and Main Course Salads. Be sure to send a copy of your favorite recipe to Tina Serota at by August 11. Don’t forget to include your special memory and keep an eye out for guest chefs. RSVP by August 11.

Coffee Klatch

Thursday, August 20 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Our world in 60 minutes! Insightful, animated and fast-paced conversation with friends spanning “both sides of the aisle and the middle.” Share your thoughts on politics, technology, world events, the arts and more. This program is moderated by JFS Village by the Shore Membership Director Tina Serota. RSVP by August 14.

Trivia Game Day

Thursday, August 27 from 4pm to 5pm

With more than 6,000 questions covering an array of topics including science, geography, history, music, theater, movies and more, you can test your knowledge and compete for the top prize during this fun program. RSVP by August 25.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free for community members to participate, so invite your friends, family and neighbors. You must RSVP to participate in any of the programs by contacting Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or A Zoom link or call-in number for each program will be e-mailed or provided to you.

Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults over the age of 50. The program provides Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more. For information or to join Village by the Shore, contact Tina Serota at 609.287-8872 or or visit