Seniors

At The Temple, we live by the value of B’tzelem Elohim (“We are all created in God’s image”) and want all who enter our building (or attend a virtual event) to feel comfortable and that their needs are being met.

To accomplish this, The Temple offers the following accommodations and assistance services for our senior congregants:

  • Handicapped parking
  • Hearing enhancement devices
  • Large print books for services
  • Ramp to our pulpit

We are life-long learners. Our congregation is at the forefront of the Reform movement in offering educational opportunities for seniors as well as children, individuals of all ages, and families. Below are some of the activities geared toward our senior congregants:

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch has been a part of The Temple adult program for over 25 years and is a vibrant and active group. The “Bunch” consists of men and women from the age of 65 years and up. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month (year-round) and the cost is $5. Lunch is provided by various restaurants and caterers in the area.

The programs range from fun to challenging to musical to storytellers and are provided by leaders of the Nashville community as well as Temple members.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Anna Sir at (615) 356-4234.

Women’s Torah Study

A weekly study of Torah text for women led by Patty Marks each Thursday at Noon.

Lunch with the Rabbi

Hosted by Senior Rabbi Mark Schiftan, Lunch with the Rabbi is a weekly review of current events, often from a Jewish perspective, held each Thursday at Noon.

Medicare Prescription Plans’ Overview

An annual review conducted by a Temple member who is a physician, Dr. Bob Neaderthal and Judy Book FNP will review the medications seniors take and help select the plan best suited for their needs. Congregants are asked to have their prescriptions if meeting in person, and they will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. The review takes approximately 10 minutes.