Village by the Shore Programs in July

Posted on June 22, 2021

Plan to cool off from the hot summer sun and participate in Jewish Family Service Village by the Shore virtual programs in July. Here’s your chance to enjoy 10 fun, interactive, thought-provoking and creative programs in the comfort of your home.

DIY Container Garden

Tuesday, July 6 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Embrace your green thumb and join us for an informative session on creating and maintaining a manageable vegetable and flower container garden. Grow your own Jersey Fresh vegetables to accompany your beautiful flowers. RSVP by June 24.

Nurse’s Roundtable: Natural Remedies vs. Prescriptions & COVID Update

Wednesday, July 7 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Nurse Educator Lori Pasahow and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for an in-depth discussion on the difference between prescription drugs and natural options (vitamins, supplements or herbal). Learn the benefits and safety-risks while separating fads from lasting lifestyle changes. In the second half of the presentation, we’ll answer your COVID questions and give the latest updates. RSVP by July 5.

The Positivity Project

Thursday, July 8 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 July 5.

Magic in Watercolor

Monday, July 12, July 19, July 26 & August 2 from 10:30am to 11:30am each day

Local artist Diane Hark will guide you through transforming creative ideas into art with watercolors. An initial supply of paint and a watercolor cold press tablet will be provided. You must have access to a computer, printer and paper towels. The class is open to all experience levels. This class is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. Cost is $20 (includes four classes) for non-members. RSVP by July 6.

The Village Movie Society

Tuesday, July 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join theater teacher and coach Louise Marshall Hacker and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a lively discussion about the motion picture, Philomena, that features a kind-hearted Irish woman who pairs with an acerbic journalist in search of the son she was forced to give up 50 years ago. This film is available on Netflix. RSVP by July 9.

Memoir Workshop

Friday, July 16 from 10:30am to 12pm

Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history and ancestry in a workshop led by Drexel University Professor of Creative Writing and published author Harriet Levin Millan. You’ll need either a laptop or pen and paper. RSVP by July 10.

Comfort Cuisine: Healthy & Delicious

Tuesday, July 20 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Bernadette Getzler, healthy eating and gardening guru, as she takes you on a food journey using farm fresh ingredients. You’ll learn to cook your favorite recipes in new and inventive ways by taking existing ingredients and substituting healthier options. Learn to eat comfort foods in a whole new way. RSVP by July 14.


Wednesday, July 21 from 1pm to 2pm

Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun BINGO games and prizes with Louise Marshall Hacker. BINGO cards will be delivered to those who register in advance. This event is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by July 10.

Coffee Klatch

Thursday, July 22 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 July 16.

Trivia Game Day

Thursday, July 29 from 4pm to 5pm

Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun as you test your knowledge. Topics include science, geography, history, music, theater, movies and more. This event is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by July 23.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free for community members to participate. You must RSVP to participate in any program 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