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Senior Connections

Join Senior Connections for programs held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month throughout the year. All programs are curated by seniors and are open to members as well as the wider Santa Cruz community. All programs are free.






Since 2006, Senior Connections has been providing an eclectic mix of lectures, discussions, films, musical and dramatic performances, arts and health panels, rabbinic roundtables and annual luncheons. Visit with friends, make new friends and learn something new.

Call ahead if transportation arrangements are needed (see contact information below). Programs are subject to change.

Free and Open to the General Public!
Programs are on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month

     1:30 - 2:00 PM   Nosh and Schmooze
     2:00 - 3:30 PM   Featured Presentation



Upcoming Programs

        If shelter-in-place has been lifted:

April 13
A Celebration of Jewish Music with Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias and Friends


April 27

Sam Leask of the Community Foundation: Smarter Giving: Use Your IRA Required Withdrawals for Charity (and Skip the Taxes)


May 5

Join us for the 14th Annual Senior Connections Luncheon with special musical entertainment by the local Klezmer group, Hoo-tza-tza!
   Reservations and payment in advance are required only for the luncheon.
        1200-1:00: Catered luncheon with delicious offerings (vegan and vegetarian friendly). To reserve a spot at the table, please mail in your check for $10 or bring it in to the TBE office no later than April 27th.
        1:15-2:30: The Lively Dance Rhythms of Klezmer Music, a presentation by Laurie B. Tanenbaum and Hoo-tza-tza.

For transportation needs, further information, and/or suggestions for future programming, please email Marlene Pitkow or call her at (831) 818-4809.

Why not honor your loved ones with a donation to the Senior Connections fund and help us to continue these great programs twice a month? Senior Connections is a self-sustaining group within the Temple family. Our success is due to the support of people like you. Contributions of any amount to Senior Connections are greatly appreciated and will go toward honorariums for our speakers, film licensing dues, luncheon expenses and assistance to seniors in our Temple and in the larger community.

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