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  • Abraham Lincoln, class of 1960. Oct. 10. Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs. DJ, open bar, buffet, cake, pastry table. Betty Harrison, bharrison46@gmail.com.
  • Father Judge and St. Hubert. All classes. Saturday, Aug. 7. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood.
  • Little Flower. Class of 1970. April 24. class50reunion@gmail.com.
  • St. Joseph’s Prep, classes 1975-76. ‘80-81, ‘85-86, ‘90-91, ‘95-96, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2010-11 and 2015-16. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the school, 1733 W. Girard Ave. 215-978-1950.


Navy Reunions

  • Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••

St. Hubert taking summer trip

The sixth annual St. Hubert Summer Fun Trip will take place on Tuesday, June 22. The day will start with a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City cruise ship.

Next is a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end with a sitdown dinner and wine tasting at Tomasello Winery, in Hammonton.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and return at about 9 p.m. Masks must be worn on the trip. Eating and drinking on the bus are prohibited, and there is no bathroom use. Temperatures will be taken as you enter the bus.

The cost is $90, paid in full by May 15.

To reserve your seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

KleinLife Farmers Market opens April 21

KleinLife, located at 10100 Jamison Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, is opening its annual Farmers Market on Wednesdays, from noon to 3 p.m., beginning April 21.

“Much of the fresh fruits and produce we will be offering is being grown on campus in our own hoop houses and community garden. Other foods are being provided through The Common Market, a nonprofit food distributor,” said John Eskate, director of RSVP Philadelphia, which manages and operates the weekly Farmers Market in cooperation with KleinLife.

The Farmers Market will follow COVID-19 procedures to ensure customer safety. All customers will be required to wear a mask and will be spaced apart using chalk lines on the ground.

Food items offered for sale will be posted on a list and customers can inform RSVP Philadelphia staff of their choices. The produce will be weighed and totaled, assembled and packed. It will be untouched before it is purchased. The Farmers Market will accept cash, a SNAP/EBT access card, Philly Food Bucks and FMNP vouchers. Receipts will be provided.

The Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday through the fall. All profits from the sales will support RSVP Philadelphia’s Home Delivered Meals Program, which provides 70,000 meals annually to homebound seniors in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties who cannot shop or cook for themselves. 

RSVP Philadelphia is located at KleinLife and can be reached at 267-345-7787 for more information. ••

Outdoor painting party

The Chaverim of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is holding a mobile painting party on Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. in the parking lot (9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115).

The rain date is May 2.

The cost is $30 per person and includes individually wrapped snacks, drinks and a wine bottle to decorate. Masks must be worn at all times. Make checks payable to CSS – Art and mail to the above address. RSVPs must be received in the office no later than April 22.

For further details, call Lynn at 215-677-1600. ••

Tea will celebrate Golda Meir

The Sisterhood of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim invites you to join them for their virtual Tea with Golda on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $18 per person. The program will be a presentation on the life of Golda Meir, presented by Maxine Goldman.

Each participant will receive a packet of pictures and data.

Mail your checks payable to the Sisterhood of CSS, along with your email address, to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115.  For further information, call Gita Farbman at 215-677-1600. ••

WEL a great place to work

Great Place to Work Institute has honored Wesley Enhanced Living with certification as a Great Place to Work.

Great Place to Work evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.

“I am very grateful for the hard work and dedication of our amazing team, especially during a year like no other,” said Jeff Petty, president and CEO of Wesley Enhanced Living. “This recognition once again demonstrates our team members’ commitment to each other and to our mission to enhance the lives of our residents.”

WEL has six locations, including ones at 8401 Roosevelt Blvd. and 7040 Oxford Ave. ••

Virtual orchestra concert on Sunday

The Bryn Athyn Orchestra will hold a livestream virtual concert on Sunday, April 25, at 3 p.m.

A link for the concert will be sent before the event. Anyone interested can call 267-502-2979 or email BrynAthynOrchestra@gmail.com.

To make a donation, send a check to Bryn Athyn Orchestra Association, P.O. Box 277, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009.

For more information, visit baorchestra.org. ••

Free Yiddish Bingo

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a virtual general meeting on Tuesday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

The program will be Yiddish Bingo. There is no charge.

Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 to provide your email address. Materials and a meeting link will be forwarded. ••

Upcoming programs at CSS

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a virtual fundraiser on Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. It will feature a tour of the Carmel Market of Tel Aviv (Shuk), titled “From Our Jewish Home to Our Jewish Homeland,” led by Danny Stein.

On Monday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m., David Jaison will present “Mentalism Beyond Belief.”

On Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a showing of the movie Holy Land Hardball – the dream to bring America’s favorite pastime of baseball to the Middle East.

The cost for this weekend is $40 per program or $80 for all three. Checks must be received by May 19 and include your email address.

Mail your checks to the CSS office at 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. For further information or to inquire about sponsorship categories, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••

Virtual discussion on scrolls

The adult education committee of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim invites the public to a virtual discussion about Czech Torah scrolls on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Lois Roman, a trustee of the Memorial Scrolls Trust, will explain how this London-based nonprofit agency oversees the legacy of 1,504 Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Shoah. A large majority of these scrolls have been dispersed on permanent loan to caring communities around the world.

In fact, CSS has one in its lobby. There is no charge for this program, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, call Denise at 215-677-1700. ••

Phila. High Class of ‘68 meeting in October

Members of the South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St.

Tickets cost $55 and include an open bar and buffet luncheon.

The luncheon is open to all classes of South Philadelphia High.

Checks can be made payable to SPHS Class of 1968 and mailed to Maria Leati, 26 Old Republic Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053.

For tickets and information, contact Stephen Michielli at 267-252-2740 or sdmichielli@yahoo.com. ••

Thomas Junior High reunion set for October

An all-class reunion for the former George C. Thomas Junior High School will take place on Oct. 2, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Galdo’s, 20th Street and Moyamensing Avenue.

Thomas opened in 1920 at 9th and Johnston streets. It became Mastery Charter School in 2009.

Tickets for the reunion cost $75. Checks or money orders can be made payable to Karen Kelly-Mandl and sent to P.O. Box 87, Hainesport, NJ 08036. 

For more information, email Karen Kelly-Mandl at kmkthomas@outlook.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/753740381820658/?active_tab=about. ••

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