The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Programs in February - Activities to Enjoy on Cold Winter Days
Posted on January 18, 2024
Here’s your chance to enjoy 11 interactive, informative, and entertaining virtual and in-person programs in February, offered through The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). Plan to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to participate in these activities.
Village Film Society
Tuesday, February 6 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Village Film Enthusiast and Historic Cinematic Buff Tom Celandine and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota for a discussion about the movie, Casablanca, starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. The Oscar winning motion picture is about a cynical expatriate American nightclub owner who struggles with deciding whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco. The movie can be viewed on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Max, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu and DVD from the Margate and Ventnor libraries. RSVP by Feb. 2.
What Do You See?
Wednesday, February 7 from 10:30am to 11:30am
What do you see when you look at a painting? Join local award-winning artist, Shirley Belitsky, as she takes us on a journey through color, technique, and brushstrokes. She’ll explain how an artist uses design elements and principles of art to share life experiences. Light refreshments will be served. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate. RSVP by Feb. 2.
Memory Connections: Margate
Monday, February 12 from 1pm to 2pm
Join Village Community Specialist Tina Serota, Alzheimer’s Association’s Mary Beth Lewis, Angelic Health’s Carolyn Johnson Peterson, Bratton Law Group’s Jen Hand, and UMC’s Michele Ercolani Musto for a Caregivers only kick-off to the monthly Memory Connections gathering. This program focuses on how to have honest and caring conversations when a loved one begins to show signs of Dementia. Topics include driving, legal & financial planning, and medical appointments. Light refreshments will be served. Watch for programs throughout the year that feature a Caregivers support group and social activities for people living with Dementia. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate. RSVP by Feb. 6.
Valentine’s Day Lunch Around Town & Movie
Wednesday, February 14 from 12pm to 3pm
Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends while supporting a local restaurant. This month, we’ll dine at Nucky’s Kitchen & Speakeasy, 5211 Ventnor Avenue in Ventnor. Following lunch, stroll into the Ventnor Square Theater, adjacent to the restaurant, and select a movie you would like to see. For lunch, order off the menu and pay individually. For the movie, purchase your ticket and any refreshments. Attend one or both events – the choice is yours. RSVP by Feb. 9.
Throwback Thursday: Holocaust Survivors Synagogues of Atlantic County
Thursday, February 15 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Josh Cutler, Executive Director, Board of Jewish Education of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, as he takes attendees on a tour of the rich Jewish history of Holocaust Survivors Synagogues in Atlantic County. You’ll enjoy an interactive presentation packed with nostalgic stories and photographs. Light refreshments will be served. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate. RSVP by Feb. 12.
Friday, February 16 from 10:30am to 12pm
Experience the thrill of capturing life’s adventures, history, and ancestry with the Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Director of Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing, Harriet Levin Millan. A laptop or pen and paper needed for the workshop. Via Zoom only and a link will be emailed. RSVP by Feb. 13.
Mahjong & Canasta Brunch
Wednesday, February 21 beginning at 11am
Join friends and neighbors for a delightful afternoon of strategic game play, vibrant conversations and a delectable brunch. This program, which takes place at the Katz JCC Auditorium, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate, provides a perfect day of socializing, competition and fun. Cost: $20 for Village and JCC members and $23 for non-members. To participate, kindly RSVP to Bridget Giblin at 609.822.1167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positivity Project: Evening Retreat
Wednesday, February 21 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 sleep. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency and more. RSVP by Feb. 19.
Coffee Klatch: Hybrid
Thursday, February 22 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 Tina Serota. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate or via Zoom and a link will be emailed. RSVP by Feb. 19.
Memory Café: Ocean City
Tuesday, February 27 from 10:30am to 12pm
Caregivers are invited to join Village and UMC representatives in a Dementia friendly space. Experience creativity and social connections through art, music, gentle movements, and more. Attend in-person at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City. RSVP by Feb. 20.
Throwback Thursday: Reform & Conservative Synagogues of Atlantic City and Downbeach
Thursday, February 29 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Josh Cutler, Executive Director, Board of Jewish Education of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, as he takes attendees on a tour of the rich Reform & Conservative Synagogues in Atlantic City and Downbeach. You’ll enjoy an interactive presentation packed with nostalgic stories and photographs. Light refreshments will be served. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate. RSVP by Feb. 26.
Unless noted, all programs are free to participate. You must RSVP for any program by contacting Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or email@example.com. A Zoom link will be emailed. The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults age 50+. The program offers Grocery Shopping & Delivery, Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more