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Dor L’Dor had its beginnings over ten years ago in Englewood as the Road Scholars, a  program run by Rita Blass,o”h and Toby Malzberg who arranged cultural outings for adults; and Barbara Goldin and Ruth Schapiro who brought seniors together to socialize through luncheons, lectures and musical performances.   Through the melding the two, Dor L’Dor has blossomed into a popular program offering a variety of cultural and social experiences for adults in Bergen County and beyond.  Until the pandemic of March 2020 programs included:

Visits to major current art exhibitions.  In the main, Sheryl Urman, our "resident" art educator, presented an in depth slide art lecture, always preceded by brunch, and followed by a bus trip to the museum, gallery or major attraction.  Trips have included the Whitney Museum, Picasso at MOMA, Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Gardens, the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  Some of the more ambitious trips included packing a lunch from our extensive buffet and eating al fresco after visiting a major site.  Trips always include transportation, lunch, docent or electronic guide and admission.

Lunch and Learn with members of the CAT rabbinical staff: Rabbis Poupko, Goldberg and Kuessous and our incomparable Dr. Shoshana Poupko and other outstanding speakers.  Held before each of the holidays, these well attended events provide an opportunity to socialize and to gain new insights into the meaning and practices of the chag, be it Chanukah, Purim, Pesach or Rosh Hashanah.  The afternoon is often enhanced with a musical performance.

Outstanding movies especially relevant to our participants.  Woman in Gold was preceded by lunch and a discussion of the life of the artist, Gustav Klimt.   Paper Clips was shown at the Moriah School as an intergenerational event, with discussion of the film by the director, community members who are Shoah survivors and the Moriah junior high students. Names, Not Numbers was especially meaningful as some of our participants were among those interviewed on camera.

Presentations by historians, authors and other experts.  An illustrated discussion of synagogues around the world was especially meaningful to many who had experienced davening in some of these historic buildings.  Books have been made more meaningful following presentations and Q&A by authors.

We can't wait to get back to these "live and in-person" events with the opportunity of seeing old friends and making new acquaintances.  Fortunately, we've been able to keep our program alive on an on-going basis during this unprecedented pandemic.  Zoom has allowed us to hold our regular pre-holiday talks albeit without lunch.  On a positive note, it also means that all events are free for participants.  Author Karen Treiger discussed her book My Soul is Full of Joy to resounding acclaim this fall.  A "virtual" trip to the Jewish Museum will take place this January.  We continue to safeguard the health of our participants, so watch the weekly calendar and emails for announcements of upcoming events.  Participation is not limited to synagogue members and many attendees are from outside Englewood.  Please feel free to contact any of the committee members listed below or the synagogue office for more information or with suggestions for future events or to be included on our mailing list.  Stay safe until we meet again.


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Esther Berezin (

Deborah Berger (

Ellen Flamholz (

Esther Fruchter (

Eileen Gorlyn (

Diane Katzenstein (

Beryl Niewood (







Thank you for joining us on Zoom on December 8 for the Dor L'Dor Chanukah Program with Rebbetzin Dr. Shoshana Poupko.

Click here to watch the Zoom recording of the lecture.




Thank you for joining us on Zoom on November 10th for the lecture with Karen Treiger, award-winning author of My Soul is Filled With Joy: A Holocaust Story.

Visit Karen Treiger's website at

Click here to watch the Zoom recording of the lecture.

Sat, January 16 2021 3 Shevat 5781