Provided/Valerie Braunstein and Tina Serota host a JFS Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore table at the Ventnor Farmer’s Market on June 16 with friendly pup Izzy. Attendees picked up information about the Village, JFS programs and services and volunteer opportunities.

MARGATE – The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties will showcase unique, interactive and entertaining programs in September.

Unless noted, all programs are free to participate. You must RSVP for any program by contacting Tina Serota at 609-287-8872 or A Zoom link will be emailed.

DIY Container Gardening, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. Embrace your green thumb and join an informative session on creating and maintaining your own manageable container garden. Beautify your porch, deck, balcony, or a sunny space indoors with flowers and veggies. Also, learn about planning and planting flower bulbs for a spectacular spring show. RSVP by Sept. 1.

Positivity Project: Morning Refresh, Thursday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. Explore positivity with JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota. You’ll learn ways to boost wellness, mind, body and soul. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation and resiliency. RSVP by Sept. 5.

The Village Movie Society, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. Join Village film enthusiast and historic cinematic buff Tom Celandine and Tina Serota for a discussion about the movie, “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” starring Gregory Peck and John Garfield. The story centers on a journalist’s assignment for a high profile magazine to write an expose about antisemitism. The reporter pretends to be Jewish and experiences bigotry first-hand. This movie is available on DVD from the Margate and Ventnor libraries or may be viewed on Prime Video or Apple TV. RSVP by Sept. 8.

Lunch Around Town, Wednesday, Sept. 13, noon. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends and neighbors while supporting a local restaurant. This month, we’ll dine at Sapore, 6501 Ventnor Ave. in Ventnor. Come prepared for good food and fun conversation. Order off the menu. Pay individually. RSVP by Sept. 8.

Evening Yoga with Candace, Monday, Sept. 18, 7:15 p.m. Join Candace Martin for a Yoga class via Zoom. Find balance and tranquility while experiencing mental, physiological and spiritual rejuvenation as you enjoy quiet stillness and gentle body moves that burn off excess energy. Wind down to a deeper state of relaxation and prepare for your evening rest. RSVP by Sept. 13.

Comfort Cooking: Light and Delicious Early Fall Favorites, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. Join Bernadette Getzler as she takes a food journey using farm fresh ingredients. You’ll learn to cook your favorite early autumn recipes in new and inventive ways by taking existing ingredients and substituting healthier options. Learn to view comfort food in a whole new way. RSVP by Sept. 13.

Positivity Project: Evening Retreat, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. Join JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Tina Serota for an evening retreat. Shed the cares of the day and prepare for a restful night. We’ll cover a wide range of topics including self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, and resiliency. RSVP by Sept. 18.

Coffee Klatch, Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. Join a fast-paced discussion on politics, technology, world events, arts, religion, and more. Moderated by Tina Serota. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate or from home via Zoom. For Zoom, a link will be emailed to you. RSVP by Sept. 18.

Memoir Workshop, Friday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. Experience the thrill of capturing your life’s adventures, history, and ancestry with the Memoir Workshop led by award-winning author and Drexel University Director of Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing Harriet Levin Millan. Learn about publishing your work. You need a laptop or pen/paper for the workshop. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate or from home via Zoom. A link will be emailed to you. RSVP by Sept. 19.

Village Goes to the JCC Active Adult and Senior Expo, Friday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. Celebrate the older adult community at the JCC Active Adult and Senior Expo. Connect with neighbors and friends in a welcoming atmosphere while learning about programs, resources and services tailored to your lifestyle. There will be active aging vendors, health and wellness screenings, flu shots, COVID boosters and other vaccines, and giveaways. This expo takes place at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate. Admission is free.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults age 50+. The program offers grocery shopping and delivery, intergenerational events, transportation, Kosher Meals on Wheels and more.


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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.