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We are all experiencing isolation and disconnection from our families, friends, and support systems right now. Am Shalom: Together at Home groups are a new way to create relationships among our community members around shared interests, hobbies, ages and/or stages, with the goal of offering opportunities for connection and caring throughout these winter months and beyond.

If you have an idea for a Together at Home group, or you'd like to lead a group, please contact Alyssa at

New Groups Forming Now

Arts & Culture Discussion
Members of this group will gather via ZOOM to discuss a variety of topics of their choosing - art, theater, film, photography, and more.

Please contact Alyssa Latala at if you're interested in joining OR leading one of these groups.

Game Night
This group will gather via ZOOM to play a variety of online games together.

Calling all Canasta players! We're playing via the app Canasta Junction while gathering on ZOOM.

This group will dive into the podcast Nice White Parents. We'll meet weekly to discuss each of the five episodes. Please listen to the first episode before our first gathering.

Led by Rabbi Phyllis
Thursdays at 2:00pm
Begins February 4

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About Nice White Parents
If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public schools, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in shaping them: white parents.

Physically distancing ourselves from our grandchildren has been so hard for adults and children alike. All grandparents are welcome to join this conversation to share personal experiences and coping strategies.

Led by Mother/Daughter team,
Ellen Heinbach and Sarah Levi, PsyD

First Meeting: Monday, February 1 at 10:00am
Future meetings will be discussed among group members.

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Sip back and relax as wine experts Melissa & Greg Miller lead us through a tasting of wines from multiple countries, grape varietals and appellations. 

We'll taste three bottles/session over the course of four monthly sessions. The wines will be available for purchase by the case (including a surprise gift) for a special rate of $72. More information on how to order will be sent to registered participants.

Led by Melissa & Greg Miller
Meets First Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm
Beginning February 2

Please email Alyssa at if you'd like to join this group.

We are still in an era of physical distancing; visiting restrictions mean that staying socially connected and providing emotional support is very challenging. This group will provide you with an opportunity to share personal experiences, feelings, and coping strategies as they relate to taking care of yourself while also caring for parents and loved ones. 

Led by Cantor Julie Staple and Dawn Levin, Jewish Community Liaison, Jewish Child & Family Services
First Meeting: Sunday, February 7 at 12:00pm
Future meetings will be discussed among group members

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This crafty group will learn to make an afikomen pouch for Passover. We'll meet for a 90 minute initial session, then talk more about gathering a few more times to hone our skills and/or start new projects together.

This group is geared for crochet beginners, though all are welcome. A list of supplies will be emailed to registered participants.

Led by Rachel Powers
First Meeting: Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00pm
Future meetings will be discussed among group members.

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Thu, February 25 2021 13 Adar 5781