The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at JFS - Connect with Friends at These Fun Programs in August

Posted on July 14, 2023

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at Jewish Family Service offers some cool programs during the hot summer season. Here’s your chance to participate in 10 fun, unique and entertaining programs in August.

34th Annual JFS House Tour

Monday, August 7 from 11am to 4pm

The House Tour, presented by Surroundings Interiors, provides guests with the opportunity to view luxurious Downbeach homes which feature state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, custom woodworking, unique décor, and more. Plus, attendees will enjoy a complimentary lunch, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Oasis Property Group, and Jewish by the Shore: Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. Also, a complimentary Peace Pie ice cream sandwich sponsored by Fountain View at Logan Square, L&R Installations, Inc., Naim, and Peach Pie will be available for attendees. Tickets are $75 and raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and may be purchased at JFS is also hosting an on-line auction with nearly 50 items including dining certificates, sporting tickets, health & wellness products, designer handbags and more. To view and bid on items, visit

Village Film Society

Tuesday, August 8 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Village Community Specialist Tina Serota for a discussion about the award-winning, critically acclaimed movie, Frances Ha. In celebration of National Friendship Week, this film is considered one of the most colorful monochromatic movies of all time. It shares the story of an aspiring dancer, Frances, and her best friend, Sophie, who together meander through the thrills and humiliations of life in their twenties in New York City. The film can be viewed on Netflix. RSVP by August 3.

Lunch Around Town

Wednesday, August 9 from 12pm to 1:30pm

Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends and neighbors while supporting a local restaurant. This month, we’ll dine at The Spot, 331 Tilton Road in Northfield. Come prepared for good food and fun conversation. Order off the menu. Pay individually. RSVP by August 4.

Positivity Project: Morning Refresh

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

Start your day in an upbeat way! Explore positivity with JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota. You’ll learn ways to boost wellness – mind, body, and soul. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, and resiliency. RSVP by August 7.

Village Goes to the Ventnor Farmers Market

Friday, August 11 & August 25 from 8:30am to 12pm

Come visit or volunteer to assist at the Village informational table at the Ventnor Farmers Market, located on New Haven and Atlantic Avenues in the St. James Church parking lot. Meet, greet and share your enthusiasm for Village events and services as you enjoy sunshine, sea air and a chance to shop from local farmers and vendors. If volunteering, RSVP by August 4. Admission is free.

Comfort Cooking: Light & Delicious

Tuesday, August 15 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 summer ingredients. You’ll cook some new and old favorite seasonal recipes in inventive ways by using healthier options. RSVP by August 10.

Positivity Project: Evening Retreat

Wednesday, August 16 from 7pm to 7:30pm

Join JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota for an evening retreat. Shed the cares of the day and prepare for a restful night. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, and resiliency. RSVP by August 14.

Coffee Klatch

Thursday, August 17 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Your world in 60 minutes! Join a fast-paced discussion on politics, technology, world events, arts, religion, and more. Moderated by Village Community Specialist Tina Serota. This month, the program will be available via Zoom only. RSVP by August 15.

Evening Yoga with Candace

Monday, August 21 from 7pm to 8pm

Join Candace Martin for a Yoga class via Zoom. Find balance and tranquility while experiencing mental, physiological and spiritual rejuvenation as you enjoy quiet stillness and gentle body moves that burn off excess energy. Wind down to a deeper state of relaxation and prepare for your evening rest. RSVP by August 17.

9th Annual Card Party – Morning and Afternoon Sessions!

Thursday, August 24

New this year! JFS will host two game times for groups to gather for Bridge, Canasta and Mahjong. The morning session, which takes place from 9:30am to 1:30pm, costs $100 per player and includes a delicious buffet style lunch. The afternoon session, which takes place from 2:00pm to 6:30pm, costs $75 per player and includes hors d’oeuvres and two glasses of wine. Both sessions will enjoy door prizes, games, auction baskets and a silent auction. Auction Basket tickets are 10 for $25 and provide a chance to win gift cards, hotel stays, wine and more. Visit

Unless noted, all programs are free to participate. You must RSVP for any program by contacting Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or A Zoom link will be emailed. The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults age 50+. The program provides Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Grocery Shopping & Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more.