The Wisdom Circle 5773/2022-2023

"With age and experience, come wisdom”.  

The Wisdom Circle is an initiative to redefine retirement based on the Torah observation that "With age and experience come wisdom".  Join us each month for coffee, pastries and interesting conversation with friends who've lived a variety of experiences.  Each month, we will feature a speaker, activity, or Jewish movie discussion.  Delicious freshly baked goodies always served!

General Information:

  • Third Wednesday of each month 
  • 10:00-11:30am
  • At the Chabad Jewish Center of Mt. Olive 58 Pleasant Hill Rd, Flanders
  • Cost $18/person $30/couple |  Sponsor $180

Schedule of Events

Myron Sugarman- the Last Jewish Gangster
Wednesday, September 21

Myron Sugarman, is a masterful storyteller, a serious historian, and a communicator par excellence, who will dazzle you with details of the Mob’s impact on the American Nazi Party in the 1930’s and the Mob’s role in supplying money and weapons to the underground armies during Israel’s fight for independence. 

Shabbat Salads and Gefilte Fish Spectacular
Wednesday, October 19

Join an informative discussion sharing the why's of traditional Shabbat foods while sampling spectacular salads and gefilte fish variations in honor of Shabbat. Take home salad dressings that you’ll prepare, and recipes you'll use for many Shabbat meals to come! 

Thankful for Thanksgiving- CPR and AED Class
Wednesday, November 16

Focus on all the things you are thankful for while learning CPR and the use of the AED.  Skill sets presented by a certified AHA instructor.  Each participant will walk away with extra knowledge and a safety instructional manual.  No testing required!

Jewish Movie & Discussion
Wednesday, December 21

Diane Lang MA, Therapist, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, Speaker and Author
Wednesday, January 18

Positive Psychology- Finding Your Happiness
What is it that truthfully makes us happy? What are the myths of happiness?  Can we be happy- is it in our control? Learn new ways of thinking that will help you to live a more positive and resilient lifestyle. Learn the steps that you can take that will make a HUGE difference in your life.  

Pre-Purim Event- Hamantash Bake!
Wednesday, February 15

Taste a variety of Hamantashen and then make your own!  Choice of Cookie dough, Gluten free, or Hand-dipped.  Fillings of your choice!

Jewish Movie & Discussion
Wednesday, March 15

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story - Samuel Judkiewicz Bradin
Wednesday, April 19

On May 1, 1945, his 16th birthday, Sam was liberated from a subcamp of Bergen-Belsen.  Listen to a fascinating story of hope and survival by Holocaust Survivor Samuel Judkiewicz Bradin

Pre-Shavuot- Herbs!
Wednesday, May 17

Plant your own herb garden and learn tips and tricks with a master gardener, in honor of Shavuot.

Jewish Movie & Discussion
Wednesday, June 21

Let's Talk Israel Lecture-TBA
Wednesday, July 19 

Join us for a morning of Jewish Pride, Strength, and Perseverance with an IDF veteran.

Jewish Movie & Discussion
Wednesday, August 16