BoomRS

Boomer Generation and Cuspers, not so much an age as a mindset, getting together to take advantage of Center City life, events and activities, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at RS. Singles and couples welcome.

Chairs: Patsy Herman, Jane Jacobs

BoomRS in Transition (BiT): Women in their late 40s through late 60s
Our Final Gathering- Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm

Any member or prospective member: single, married, partnered, widowed, almost and seasoned empty nesters who participated in BiT or is interested in what BiT offered, is welcome to attend.
BoomRS in Transition has been a place to speak about and explore some of our thoughts, feelings and ideas that may have no other audience: Talking to our adult children, our aging parents, thinking about the raising of grandchildren, spouses who are considering retirement, our own retirement.  Topics have been open and fluid, based on the needs and wishes of our current group. 
On Wednesday, MAY 27, from 7 - 8:30 we will bid farewell to this BiT group. Please join us at Fran Martin's home to both celebrate the past seven years of rich and dynamic discussions, and also to think forward as to what kind of group or program might be a meaningful next step.  Please RSVP and let Catherine know whether you can bring an appetizer, wine or other drink to share.  Address and directions will follow RSVP ([email protected]).

BoomRS Go to the Theater: "The Three Christs of Manhattan"
Thursday, June 4 at 8pm
Please join us for a BoomRS theater night. We will be seeing the play "The Three Christs of Manhattan" written and directed by Seth Rozin ( "Three Jews walk into a War") with InterAct Theatre Co. (2030 Samson Street) on Thursday June 4 at 8pm. We will be having dinner nearby at 6pm if there is enough interest. Tickets are discounted for our group at $25 but must be paid for by cash or check to Jane Jacobs, 440 S.Broad street, Phila, Pa 19146 by May 18. Please RSVP ASAP before we release the tickets to our general RS members. 
Here is a brief synopsis of the show:
At the grand opening of her private practice, a neurotic, atheist Jewish psychiatrist is visited by three men, each believing himself to be Jesus Christ.  The Jesi - one in sandals, one in dreadlocks, one in a sport coat - proceed to make their case as the Messiah, while battling to save the Doctor's soul. Has the Son of God really returned? Or are these men equally deluded?

BoomRS Cocktail Party Under the Stars

 

Join BoomRS for a cocktail party immediately following Shabbat services on Friday, June 26 at the home of Kay and Rick Braun.
RSVP to Catherine Fischer ([email protected]) and Patsy Herman ([email protected]).

ReadRS
Sponsored by BoomRS and Prime TimeRS and open to all RS members and prospective members.
Wednesday, June 17 from 6:30-8:00 PM 

Book selection: Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff. Book discussion led by the author at RS. Based in part on actual events, Kommandant's Girl is the story of, a young Jewish woman struggling to survive in Poland during the Second World War, while spying on - and becoming involved with -- a high ranking Nazi official. The author, Pam Jenoff, served as vice-consul for the U.S. State Department in Krakow, Poland, and as the special assistant to the secretary of the army at the Pentagon. She is an expert on Poland and the Holocaust, and currently teaches Law at Rutgers School of Law in Camden. 
Join us for lively discussions of books, including fiction and non-fiction, that will not only provide "a good read" but also will help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish - past, present, in America and around the world. If you like to read and share good books, ReadRS is for you.
Bring a snack or beverage to share. BoomRS are being asked to bring "heavy" appetizers.
RSVP: To Catherine Fischer ([email protected]). Book can be ordered on amazon.com. 

 

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BoomRS

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Our Final Gathering
Any member or prospective member: single, married, partnered, widowed, almost and seasoned empty nesters who participated in BiT or is interested in what BiT offered, is welcome to attend.
BoomRS in Transition has been a place to speak about and explore some of our thoughts, feelings and ideas that may have no other audience: Talking to our adult children, our aging parents, thinking about the raising of grandchildren, spouses who are considering retirement, our own retirement.  Topics have been open and fluid, based on the needs and wishes of our current group. 
On Wednesday, MAY 27, from 7 - 8:30 we will bid farewell to this BiT group. Please join us at Fran Martin's home to both celebrate the past seven years of rich and dynamic discussions, and also to think forward as to what kind of group or program might be a meaningful next step.  Please RSVP and let Catherine know whether you can bring an appetizer, wine or other drink to share.  Address and directions will follow RSVP ([email protected]).

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:00pm

Topic: Perspectives on Death with Dignity
Join us for an opportunity to discuss perspectives on death. Barbara Mancini will present her story of advocay for her 93 year old father (bio below). Rabbi Jill Maderer will join us to share Jewish wisdom on this topic.
RSVP: Catherine Fischer at [email protected]

Barbara Manicini's bio.
In 2013, she was prosecuted on the charge of aiding the attempted suicide of her dying 93 year old father after handing him his bottle of prescribed morphine four days before his death. The police and hospice workers ignored his written advanced directives, and he was then hospitalized and treated in defiance of his end-of-life wishes.

Barbara’s prosecution lasted a year, during which time it garnered national attention, and it was roundly criticized throughout the media. She was interviewed about her case on TV’s 60 Minutes, and has been traveling the country as an advocate for end-of-life choice.  She will talk about her case today, and the implications for all who are facing end-of-life decisions.