What is Encore?

Beth Israel’s new initiative, Encore, offers the synagogue as the center for Baby Boomer and Beyond temple members who are searching for deeper engagement. It provides a uniquely Jewish space for exploration and experience during this life-cycle passage and key transition point, and one in which members can have a positive impact on one another.

Potentially the next chapter can be a time of tremendous growth, depth and creation of meaningful legacies. We want to explore this phase through a Jewish lens, within a trusted and like-minded synagogue peer group whose members support one another in this next life stage.

In all aspects of this journey we will engage big questions around identity, meaning and purpose. Together we will take on the challenges these years hold and the opportunities they offer.
Explore issues and activities reflecting their shared interests, expertise and curiosity, while strengthening engagement with the synagogue. They will share new experiences both inside and outside the walls of the congregation, and will forge and broaden connections to the synagogue community.

Encore is designed for people ages 55 and older.

Some interesting links:

https://encore.org/

http://www.nextavenue.org/

http://jewishsacredaging.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/booming/index.html

http://www.tebh.org/nextstage/

http://www.chaivillagela.org/

Upcoming Events

Nov 14

Encore: Mindfulness: Mindful Eating

Thursday, November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 21

Encore: Mindfulness: Mindful Eating

Thursday, November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 09

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan 16

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan 23

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jan 30

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 06

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 13

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 20

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 27

Encore: Mindfulness – Foundations of Mindfulness

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mar 05

Encore Presents: Mindfulness – Self-Compassion

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 12

Encore Presents: Mindfulness – Self-Compassion

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 19

Encore Presents: Mindfulness – Self-Compassion

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 26

Encore Presents: Mindfulness – Self-Compassion

Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm