Village by the Shore Virtual Programs in May

Posted on April 15, 2021

Looking to enjoy interactive, entertaining and informative virtual programs in the comfort of your home? Then Village by the Shore is for you. In May, you, your family and friends can safely socialize and choose to participate in these nine unique programs.

DIY Container Garden

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

Embrace your green thumb and join an informative session on creating and maintaining your own early summer vegetable and flower container garden. You’ll learn how to grow Jersey Fresh veggies and beautiful flowers. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. RSVP by April 22.

Nurse’s Roundtable: Choosing a New Doctor & COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, May 5 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Is your primary care physician or specialist retiring or relocating? Changing physicians can be stressful. Nurse Educator Lori Pasahow can help guide the process to prepare you for the switch. You’ll learn how to conduct research for a new doctor, what to look for and if you should hold an interview. We will also cover what visits are appropriate for tele-health appointments and if your perspective has changed since the pandemic. In the second half of the presentation, we will answer your COVID-19 questions and provide the latest updates. RSVP by April 28.

The Positivity Project

Thursday, May 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. Topics include: self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency and more. RSVP by April 30.

The Village Movie Society

Tuesday, May 11 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join theater teacher and coach Louise Marshall Hacker and Village Membership Director Tina Serota for a discussion about the movie, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal. You’ll learn the shocking true story about the largest college admissions scam in history. Watch from the comfort of your own home and plan to share your thoughts. The film is available on Netflix. RSVP by May 5.

Trivia Game Day

Thursday, May 13 from 4pm to 5pm

Test your knowledge and try to defeat the reigning trivia champion as you compete for the top prize. Topics include: science, geography, history, music, theater, movies and more. This program is free for Holocaust Survivors and Village Members. For non-members, the cost is $5. Must pre-pay and RSVP by May 6.

Memoir Workshop

Friday, May 14 from 10:30am to 12pm

Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history and ancestry at a Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Professor of Creative Writing and Publishing, Harriet Levin Millan. You need a laptop or pen/paper for the workshop. RSVP by May 10.

Comfort Cuisine: Healthy & Delicious

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

Join Bernadette Getzler, healthy eating and gardening guru, as she takes participants on a food journey using farm fresh ingredients. You’ll learn how to cook your favorite recipes in new and inventive ways by taking existing ingredients and substituting healthier options. RSVP by May 12.


Wednesday, May 19 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 May 6.

Coffee Klatch

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

Insightful, animated and fast-paced conversation with friends and neighbors 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 Membership Director Tina Serota and JCC Program Director Josh Cutler. RSVP by May 17.

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