Mary Ann Sacks, chair of Temple Israel Center’s TIC Adults on the Move is excited to announce the group’s trip to The Jewish Museum, to be held on Thursday, May 16, to view the multi-sensory exhibit about singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen. The exhibit, “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything” features commissioned works by well-known artists delivering tributes to Cohen, who died in 2016 at the age of 82. The title of the show was lifted from one of Cohen’s poems:
- “Ring the bells that still can ring
- Forget your perfect offering
- There is a crack, a crack in everything
- That’s how the light gets in.”
Open to Temple Israel Center members and friends, the trip is one of several adventures offered by the newly-formed TIC Adults on the Move group at Temple Israel Center in White Plains.
Sacks explained to The Jewish Link that this is the second year of TIC Adults on the Move, an initiative of the synagogue’s membership committee, offering quality daytime programming for retired individuals or those with flexible schedules. “We wanted to reach out to this cohort, members of TIC, to invite them to become more involved in TIC year round, bringing people to the building, reaching out to more families and encouraging a sense of community” among our members. With more people attending TIC Adults on the Move programs, we look forward to greater participation in other TIC activities, she noted.
The synagogue boasts a popular Learning Institute, a sisterhood, a brotherhood and other well-attended groups, but this group set out to “do something different.” TIC Adults on the Move offers experiences by way of daytime trips, traveling by bus to venues such as Temple Emanu-El, the Jewish Heritage Museum, The Westchester Jewish Film Festival at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York, and The Hudson River Museum on Yonkers. Friends of TIC members are welcome. All programs include a Jewish component. When visiting the Hudson River Museum, for example, the group explored the history of the Jewish Community of Yonkers.
Programs include either brunch and discussion beforehand at the synagogue or sharing lunch at the day’s destination. Plentiful snacks are provided for bus-time munching. With two trips planned for each fall and spring, the group is looking into possibilities for next year. Suggestions have been made to take longer day-time trips to venues such as Philadelphia or the Yiddish Museum in Amherst. More than 30 people have attended various trips and the original core group of volunteers has grown quickly, as participants gather to offer their ideas about trips and “democratically” decide the trips the group wishes to pursue.
By Yvette Finkelstein