Engagement Committee

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Delivering Value and Meaning.  

The Engagement Committee develops and delivers free events for members
-- funded by donations, where necessary.  

Contact David Pinkowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 631-491-5343.

Click here for URJ Guide to Engaging Congregants.
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2020-2021 -- Free Events for Members  (funded by donations) (click link for details)

-- Apr 1, 2020  Impact of Covid-19 on Business  (Blansky, Pinkowitz)
-- Apr 20  Film about Indian-American Jewish Artist  (Pinkowitz)  (Schmooze)
-- May 6  Kids and Social Media  (Mandell, Goldstein) (Adele Tongish) ***
-- May 11 Thrive in These Challenging Times  (Moskowitz, Fusco) (Holly Boxenhorn) *** 
-- May 18  Prayer 101 (Moskowitz, Pinkowitz) (Schmooze) 
-- Jun 9   Book Presentation “The Interpreter” by AJ Sidransky  (Moskowitz)
-- Jun 15  Israel Current Events  (Pinkowitz)  (Schmooze) 
-- July 12  Dealing with Aging Parents (Steinberg, Hirsch) ***
-- July 20  Setting Up and Managing a Free Account for Zoom Video Meetings (Pinkowitz) (Schmooze)
-- Aug 2 Family Movie Night Fundraiser (Mandel, Speelman)
-- Aug 17 Jewish Mysticism Video: Introduction to Kabbalah (Pinkowitz) (Schmooze)
-- Sept 13  Family Movie Night  (after BBQ) (Fundraiser)
-- Sept 21 Alan Morinis video on What is Mussar? (Pinkowitz) (Schmooze)
-- Oct 3 Outdoor Wade Preston Concert (Fundraiser)
-- Oct 12  The Rosenberg Case: Guilty of Espionage? (ADEPT)
-- Oct 19 Leonard Bernstein video on What Does Music Mean? (Pinkowitz) (Schmooze)
-- Oct 24 Habitat for Humanity Builds (Messinger, Hirsch)
-- Oct 28  Death and Dying: The Jewish Afterlife (ADEPT)
-- Nov 9  President Truman and the Founding of Israel (ADEPT) Zoom Video
-- Nov 14 Comedy Night - Auction (Fundraiser)
-- Nov 19 Prophets and Writings   (Moskowitz) (Monthly) 
-- Dec 7  Eric Mendelson: Architect With a Vision  (Pinkowitz) (Schmooze)
-- Dec 9  The Takeaway Men by Meryl Ain (ADEPT)
-- Dec 10  Zoom Users Group  (Pinkowitz) (Monthly) 
-- Dec 13  Dealing with Stress (Steinberg) (Monthly)
-- Dec 20, 2020  Walk and Talk Group  (HHH Library Parking Lot) (Pinkowitz) (Monthly)
-- Jan 13, 2021  Brotherhood Zoom Golf Lesson 
Jan 20  Stories of Presidential Elections (ADEPT) 
-- Feb 11  Brotherhood Zoom Golf Lesson (Milgrim)
-- Feb 14  Dealing with Stress (Steinberg) (Monthly)
-- Feb 21  Walk and Talk Group  (HHH Library Parking Lot) (Pinkowitz) (Monthly)
-- Friday Night Shabbat Experience (Mishkin, Pinkowitz) ***
-- Masculinity in Today's World (Blansky, Pinkowitz)
-- Friends See Their Friends at TBT
           -- Midnight Run (Jan)
           -- Shabbat Experience (TBD)
           -- Purim Carnival (Mar)
           -- Habitat for Humanity Build (Apr)
           -- Food Drive (May and Sept)
           -- Golf Outing (Jun)
           -- Sukkah Build (Oct)
-- Parenting Series
            -- First Aid and Dealing With Choking (Goldstein)
            -- Raising Children in Today’s World (Newman)  
            -- Parenting With Jewish Values (Moskowitz)
            -- Developing Better Sleep Habits (Fusco)
            -- Kids and Social Media #2 (Mandell) (Adele Tongish)
-- URJ Benchmark Value Team
           -- Content-on-demand (Schmidt)
           -- Cooking class
           -- Exercise and fitness class
           -- Computer coding for kids (Blansky)
           -- Singer/entertainer event
           -- Social mingling event
           -- Pickle ball event
           -- Softball league
           -- Midnight run event (Messinger)
           -- Habitat for Humanity build (Messinger)
           -- Genealogy class
           -- Local trips
-- December Latke and Vodka Tasting (Newman)
-- URJ: Small Group Initiatives (Pinkowitz, Moskowitz)***
-- Health & Nutrition (Dinnerman, Blaine)
-- Genealogy Group (Moskowitz, Hirsch) (Marge Goldin) ***
-- Dog Walking Outing (Appelbaum, Steinberg)
-- Prayer Lecture Series (Moskowitz, Pinkowitz) ***
-- Dealing with Antisemitism on Campus (Newman)
-- Family Bingo (Fundraiser)
-- Bereavement Issues (Moskowitz)
-- Craft Beer Tasting (Appelbaum, Hirsch) (Religious School/Nursery Families)
-- Sunday Couples Wine Tasting (Listening Campaign)
*** Candidate for Monthly Discussion Group