Senior Lecture Series

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The 60 & Better Center has been closed by a mandate from the governor and we are not permitted to re-open until that mandate has been lifted.

This includes all in-person senior programming, hot kosher lunch, and to-go meals, along with transportation. We will let you know as soon as we hear more information.

Our 60 & Better Center Lecture Series offers rare opportunities to hear from top thinkers, artists, chefs, authors, and innovators in intimate conversations that connect, enrich, and inspire. Join us by emailing Melissa Shrimplin at

Race in America: What We As Jews Need to Know

Thursday, January 14
7:30 – 9:30pm | Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Karla Goldman Adath Israel is pleased to announce a new series of monthly speakers and a platform for widening and deepening the discussion on race. Dr. Karla Goldman, Professor of Social Work and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, will join us virtually for
an engaging discussion.



The History of Film Lecture Series

Ages 60+
Thursdays, January 28 – February 11
1 – 2pm | Virtual
Members: FREE with RSVP
Public: $10 for Full Series or $5 per Ticket
Joining us live from Brooklyn, New York to lead this three-part virtual series is Brian Rose. Brian is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, conducting more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers.

January 28: The Golden Age of Hollywood

February 4: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: The Grandmasters of American Comedy

February 11: From the Jazz Singer to A Star Is Born: A History of the Movie Musical


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New Riff Bourbon – Tastings and Famous Drinks

Thursday, March 4, 7 – 8pm | Virtual
Ages 21+; Limit 2 tickets per household
Tickets: $25/Tasting Kit for 1

Come learn about New Riff Bourbon with a live cocktail demonstration through Zoom! Molly Lewis, Director of Sales, and Jay Dickerson, New Riff cocktail expert, will teach you the history of New Riff Bourbon with New Riff bourbon tasting and live cocktail demonstrations. Ticket purchases include 200ml Bourbon, 200ml Rye, glassware, and recipe cards for two cocktails.

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