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Thursday, June 30, 2022 1 Tammuz 5782

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, June 23, 2022 24 Sivan 5782 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2022 10 Sivan 5782 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3 Sivan 5782 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

STAR Suburban Thursday Afternoon Retirees

Suburban Thursday Afternoon Retirees, better known as STAR, meets every Thursday from 1-3 pm, except on Jewish and national holidays.  This vibrant group includes attendees from Temple Har Zion and Oak Park Temple, as well as the broader community.

This joint endeavor of both Temples offers a place for candid discussions on a variety of topics as well as an opportunity to socialize and to support each other.  Recent STAR programs have included a presentation by The Onion Roll about its history and its new in-house bagel making; a presentation by Stephen Jackson, the Director of Equity and Anti-Racism at the Oak Park Public Library, a presentation by Esther Craven, from the Council for Jewish Elderly on their 50 years of continuing service, and a presentation by Charles Shapera, Executive Director of Temple Har Zion.   STAR has longterm partnerships with Rush Oak Park Hospital, Dominican and Concordia Universities, Brookdale, Oak Park and River Forest Townships, Arbor West Neighbors, Jewish Child and Family Services and more.

Our upcoming meetings are as follows:

June 2nd - a chance to schmooze, and possibly a surprise guest
June 9th - Kevin Wiley, River Forest fire marshal, will speak on topics including fire safety
June 16th - STAR does not meet;  STAR participants may attend a CSO rehearsal
June 23rd - Ali ElSaffar,  Oak Park Township Assessor.  Meet, greet and learn what an Assessor does.  
June 30th - a chance to schmooze, and possibly a surprise guest

We are planning future programming and hope to include a discussion of upcoming elections and a presentation by women in the rabbinate.  Other programs are in the works!

We are currently meeting via Zoom only, but we hope to begin hybrid meetings when covid numbers decline.  If you'd like more information about STAR, contact your Temple office.  We at STAR feel like a small community learning and growing together.  Please join us!


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