Social Groups

Current Events Discussion Group
This summer, as in past years, there will be a weekly discussion of current events in place of the Clergy Class.  The group will meet from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Library after morning Minyan and breakfast starting on Thursday June 26 and continuing on each Thursday through August 28.
All political, economic, and social points of view are welcomed and encouraged.  The only ground rule is that we will be polite to those opinions that differ from our own.
If you are interested in attending please email Bob Rubin at He will send you by Tuesday of each week a summary of the topic to be discussed along with relevant questions to be considered by the group.  Also, please feel free to suggest to him issues of importance to you.


Yoga with Pearl

Beth Sholom Membership Social Group presents Yoga with Pearl.  Stretch your inner shalom and stretch everything else. Rejuvenate your body and mind. Tuesdays 5:45 - 7 PM

      For Information Call Patti First, 215-887-1888


Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm  "The Story Teller" by Jodie Piccoult     At the home of Gerri Richmond.

Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, trying to escape bad memories. She and Josef Weber strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Josef asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.

For information call Patti First at 215-887-1888


Mah Jongg

Weekly Mah Jongg groups will begin in September.  Stay tuned for times.


Israeli Dancing at Beth Sholom

We are so please to announce a NEW session of Israeli dancing every Monday: 7:30 - 8:15pm beginners dancing and 8:15 - 10:30pm open dancing. This is open to all Beth Sholom members and guests and is FREE of CHARGE. There will be a variety of dance instructors. Join us for this new and exciting dance experience. Questions? Contact Julie Glass at 215.887.3625 ext. 216.


Golden Years Resource at Beth Sholom

As the largest Jewish senior program in the area, Golden Years Resource (GYRS) sponsors comprehensive programming for men and women over the age of 55. Highlights of GYRS's social events and special services include guest speakers, gourmet lunches, bridge classes, book reviews, 55 Alive driving classes, yoga, and Jewish spiritually classes.  Become a member and enjoy Members Only Days at the Movies. Luncheons are from 12:30 - 2:30 pm and the cost is $12. For information call Julie Glass at 215-887-3625 ext. 216 or email.

55 Alive Driving Course

Golden Years AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Course.  The next course is June 17th and June 19th at 5 pm.

For information call Julie Glass at 215-887-3625 ext. 216

Charlotte Wolfson Memorial Forum Luncheons

Monday October 21, 2013 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

From Odessa to G-d Bless america: How American Composers Transformed our Musical Heritage. Randy Shupp & Don Kawash

Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein and others all share a common heritage. They themselves and their parents were part of the Central and Eastern European Diaspora of the late nineteenth century. Persecuted beyond endurance and without a homeland in which to seek refuge, millions of jewsfled to the one place where they could feel safe - America. Don and Randy will tell the story of these first and second generation Americans through their lyrics and music they wrote. Profound, irreverant, witty and incisive, these children of the Old World brightened the music scene with the radiance of their subtle, heartfelt genius.

Milton Sork Memorial Luncheons

Monday November 18, 2013 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Bobby Block Orchestra

Never a dull moment....always in good taste! A Philadelphia legend for many years, performing throughout the eastern seaboard from Boston to Miami, Bobby has a special talent for feeliong out a crowd and delivering a mix of music that gets people dancing and having great fun!

Regular Events

Monday December 16, 2013 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Diane Seeger, Singer

Diane is a local entertainer who has been featured in shows with the Carmen Dee Orchestra at Palumbo's, Cannstatter's and the Chateau Caterers. She has entertained at such venues as the Keswick Theater, Meadowlands Country Club, Fisher's and Valention's restaurants. Her repertoire includes music of GErshwin and Berlin, along with movie and show tunes, plus songs of Streisand, Garland, Minneli and Cline, Darin, Sinatra and many more.

Sylvia and Albert Goldberg Memorial Luncheons

Monday March 24, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Stu Weitz and Partytime Vocalists

Stu Weitz is a local entertainer who loves to make people smile. He has performed at weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and corporate and charity galas for the past 25 years with his orchestra. He inherited his wonderful talent from his father, Ted, who was a great entertainer, musician and songwriter and had his own WCAU radio program in the late 1930's and early 1940's. Stu has studied jewish songwriters and their great work and loves to share these memories in song.

Regular Events

Monday April 28, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Freda Thomas – "Broadway Baby Part II"

Freda has been entertaining audiences since the age of 12. She began her singing career with her father, Eddie Shaw, a popular Philadelphia bandleader from the 1950's through the 1980's. Freyda has had a long career on Broadway, appearing in "The Sound of Music', "Shenendoah", "Oklahoma", "Annie Get Your Gun" and "My Fair Lady". She has appeared on TV in such shows as "Murphy Brown", "Quantum Leap", "Murder, She Wrote", and Newhart. She performs the standards, Broadway, Hollywood and Big Band music.

Sylvia Scheinoff Memorial Luncheon

May 19, 2014

New Horizons Senior Glee Club

Back for a repeat performance, the New Horizons Glee Club is an award winning ensemble of 33 volunteer singers and musicians. The ages of the group members range from 58 to 89 years old. Musical selections are from the Great American Songbook and familiar to all of us. The group performs approximately 35 concerts per year and has received the Governor's Gold and Silver Award for service to older Pennsylvanians, in addition to many awards from local officials.


Members Only Day at the Movies

Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 pm

October 28, 2013     November 21, 2013   December 23, 2013   March 17, 2014      May 12, 2014