OU and Partners Present SPIRIT Program for Active Retirees in Woodmere, Begins May 12

May 5, 2014

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement and partners will present a four-part lecture series enhancing educational opportunities for active retirees in the Five Towns Jewish community on Long Island. The Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought (SPIRIT) in Woodmere is sponsored in collaboration with STAJE, OHEL and the Young Israel of Woodmere.

The program will be held at the synagogue, 859 Peninsula Boulevard, on Mondays, May 12 and May 19; June 2 and June 9. All sessions will be from 12-2:30 p.m.

Registration fee is $30 for all four sessions or $10 per workshop. Lunch will be included.

Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, associate director of Community Services at the Department of Community Engagement, and coordinator of the programs commented, “The OU recognizes that as the generation of baby boomers leaves their professional responsibilities, they are looking for opportunities for educational stimulation and involvement in community activities. The goal of this program is to provide active retirees with opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth within their community.

Program schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rabbi  Hershel Billet, Diversity in the Family: Halachic Dimensions

Harriet Blank, LCSW, From Discord to Harmony: Navigating Diverse Family Relationships


Monday, May 19, 2014

Bonnie Giller, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Vibrant Living through Mindful Eating: To Improve Your Weight, Digestion and Health

Rabbi Eytan Feiner, “Food, glorious food” and the Torah’s Mandate for Healthy Eating


Monday, June 2, 2014

Neal Goldberg, Ph.D., “Laugh and Live Long!” Integrating humor and play for a healthy and more enjoyable life

Rabbi Kenneth Hain, Humor: Hashkafic Perspectives


Monday, June 9, 2014

Harriet Cabelly, LCSW, Retire and Reinvent:  Learn, Grow, and Explore New Interests

Rabbi Hanoch Teller, Torah Perspectives on Retirement


            Register online at www.oucommunity.org or by calling 212.613.8300.