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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.

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

Upcoming Programs

February 25
A Celebration of Jewish Music with Rabbi Shifra Weiss-Penzias and special musical guests, soprano Lisa Delan and Akindele Bankole

March 11
Educator and Radio personality, Gary Shapiro: Great Jewish Comedians

Many of the great comic minds of the 20th Century were Jewish. Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, Fanny Brice, Lenny Bruce, Gilda Radner and many others dominated the industry in film, radio and television, shaping the comic tastes of the nation. Gary shares film clips of many of these very funny people.

March 25
UCSC’s Bruce Thompson: Hollywood and the Jews: Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz

Bruce will profile the Jewish producers, writers, actors, musicians etc. who created these two iconic films.

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.

Mon, February 18 2019 13 Adar I 5779