L’Chaim – Seniors


L’Chaim welcomes seniors on Tuesday afternoons to share a variety of programs such as music, bingo, health, nutrition, Israel, books, and trips. Refreshments are served. New members, especially from Temple Emanuel families, are welcome.

Please contact Doris Lelchook at (617) 244-3752 or Tracy Schneider at 617-959-4928, Temple Emanuel’s Seniors Coordinator for more information. You can also reach us at lchaim@templeemanuel.com.

Have an interesting hobby or profession to share with our L’Chaim Group? We’re looking for members willing to give an hour of your Tuesday afternoons between 1-2:30 pm to speak to our wonderful and attentive group of seniors. Doctors and lawyers with advice, photographers & world travelers with photos & stories, or poets to read your original work, all are welcome! Contact Tracy 617-959-4928 to offer your insightful reflections to our seniors here at Temple Emanuel.

Memory Café

What is a Memory Café?

A memory café is a model of social programming that provides an inviting place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking – and their family and friends!

What is the Temple Emanuel Memory Café all about?

At Temple Emanuel, our monthly Memory Café is inspired by Jewish themes of the season while also being welcoming to all. Each month, we start with conversation starters and refreshments, followed by an interactive program. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal assistance.

How do I Sign Up?

There is no cost to attend — but registration is required! This series is open to Temple Emanuel members as well as the greater community.  Please contact Tracy at 617-959-4928.

This program is proudly co-presented by Hebrew SeniorLife


Upcoming Events

L'Chaim Group: Newton at Home

Tuesday, May 30 | 1:00 pm

with Maureen Grannan a Newton resident and executive director of Newton At Home. Understanding your choices to living independently.

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, June 05 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L’Chaim Annual Luncheon

Tuesday, June 06 | 12:15 pm

With renowned Temple Emanuel Cantor Elias Rosemberg and guest pianist Steve Siagel, owner of Siagel Productions

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, June 12 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, June 19 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, June 26 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Memory Café

Thursday, June 29 | 10:00 am

Alyssa Smith is a Hebrew SeniorLife social work intern and film studies professor who combines both her passions into uniquely interactive programs that use classic movie clips to evoke memories and discussion.

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, July 10 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, July 17 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, July 31 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, August 07 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, August 14 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, August 21 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program

L'Chaim: Adapted Yoga, Chair Exercise and Meditation

Monday, August 28 | 1:00 pm

Mondays this Summer - Seniors of all ages You’re invited to participate in this special new program