Engagement Committee

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Welcome to the Temple Beth Torah (TBT) Schmooze group. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the temple to discuss subjects of general interest. A light lunch is provided. Our attendees include temple members and non-members, men and women, usually over-50-years of age. We look forward to seeing you at a future meeting. Check out our meeting schedule below. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, call or e-mail.
David and Ronnie Pinkowitz
631-491-5343     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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TBT Schmooze Group
— What: TBT Schmooze group
— Who: TBT members and non-members usually over 50-years of age
— Why: to educate, entertain and discuss
— When: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM on the 3rd Monday of each month (light lunch provided)
— Where: at TBT
— Schedule:

— Aug 2015: Iran Nuclear Accord: Like it or Not? (with Henry Montag and David Pinkowitz)
— Sept 2015: Six (6) Types of Retirees; Which One are You? (with Stan Broitman, Marvin Broitman and DCP)
— Oct 2015: Using Facebook to Keep in Touch (with Rabbi Rachel Wiesenberg and David Pinkowitz)
— Nov 2015: Curriculum for Your Soul: Mussar Teachings (with Rabbi Susie Moskowitz, Robin Steinberg and DCP)
— Dec 2015: Nutrition and Exercise (with Cantor Sarene Appelbaum, Arnold Schwartz and David Pinkowitz)

— Mar 2016: Creating a Photo Album in the Cloud (with David and Ronnie Pinkowitz) Photo Album Instructions
— Apr 2016: Investment Strategies for Seniors (with Lee Rosenberg, Ken Baer and Henry Montag)
— May 2016: Hobbies That I Enjoy (with Hal Kopman, Paul Lieberman and Ronnie Pinkowitz)
— Jun 2016: Vacations That I’ve Enjoyed (with Jeff Pomerantz, George Borsuk and Claire Leifer)
— Jul 2016: Genealogy for Beginners (with Nina Sitron and Renee Steinig)
— Aug 2016: Personal Growth for Seniors (with Elaine Kleinmann)
— Sept 2016: Tour and Film at Glen Cove Holocaust Museum
— Nov 2016: Dishes That I Enjoy Preparing . . and Eating (with Judy Roth and Lori Pomerantz)
— Dec 2016: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Smartphone More Effectively (with Rabbi Rachel Wiesenberg and DCP)

— Mar 2017 : My Daily Workout Program for Seniors (with Arnie Schwartz)
— May 2017: Wealth Management Case Studies (with Lee Rosenberg and Henry Montag)
— Jun 2017: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren and Helping Your Children (with David and Ronnie)
— July 2017: Current Events (with David Pinkowitz)
— Aug 2017: Restaurants That I’ve Enjoyed (with David & Ronnie Pinkowitz)
— Oct 2017: Vacations That I’ve Enjoyed (with David and Ronnie Pinkowitz)
— Nov 2017: Nutrition Workshop (with Melanie Levy, Eat Smart NY Educator)
— Dec 2017: Achieving a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit (with Rabbi Susie Moskowitz)

— Mar 2018: Israel Current Events (with Rafi Weiss, MD and FSC Lecturer)
— Apr 2018: Safety Awareness for Seniors (with SCPD Officer Claudia Delgado)
— May 2018: Films That I’ve Enjoyed (with David and Ronnie Pinkowitz)
— Jun 2018: News 12 Studio Tour (Woodbury)
— Jun 2018: Holocaust Survival Story (with Alex Konstantyn)
— July 2018: Humorous Personal Stories (with Rich Lyons and David Pinkowitz)
— Aug 2018: Israel Current Events (with David Pinkowitz and Rich Lyons)
— Sept 2018: Antisemitism-on-Campus Film: Crossing the Line 2 (with David Pinkowitz)
— Oct 2018: Simon Wiesenthal Center NYC Director on Antisemitism (with Michael Cohen)
— Nov 2018: Farmingdale College Lifelong Learning (with Mary Ellen Lostrito)
— Dec 2018: Holocaust Survivor Film: Joe’s Violin (with David Pinkowitz)

— Mar 2019: Video on Jewish Sports Legends (with Alan Freedman)
— Apr 2019: Collecting Historical Autographs and Documents (with Howard Zerwitz)
— May 2019: Israel Current Events (with David Pinkowitz and Rich Lyons)
— July 2019: Jewish Genealogy. Ma Nishtana? (with Nolan Altman)
— Aug 2019: Who Were the Best American Presidents? (with Steve Rochester)
— Sept 16: My Favorite Restaurants (with David Pinkowitz)
— Nov 18: Israel Current Events (with David Pinkowitz)
— Dec 16: Challenges to Physicians in Today’s Healthcare System (with Debra Blaine MD)

Jan 20: NO MEETING (TBT closed for MLK Day)
— Feb 17: NO MEETING (TBT closed for Presidents Day)
— Mar 16: Israel Documentary Film (with David Pinkowitz)

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