Thrift shop closed for a week
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Avs., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will be closed from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1.
A healthy new year
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a virtual general meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. on Zoom. The theme is New Year’s Resolutions: Building a Health Plate for You, presented by Kara Stromberg, clinical manager of nutrition and food services at Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus & Fox Chase Cancer Center. There is no charge. Call the synagogue at 215-677-1600 to provide your email address so you can receive the meeting link.
Upcoming bus trip
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 14, 2022 to see the Broadway production of The Music Man. The cost is $345, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care.
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, 2022, on the Celebrity Summit, sailing from Cape Liberty, in North Jersey. Rates range from $1,577 to $2,387 per person, double occupancy.
Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations.
• Archbishop Ryan — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Friday, June 10, 2022. 7-11 p.m. Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. 215-632-1144.
• North Catholic — Class of 1970. Saturday, March 26, 2022. 7-11 p.m. Sprinkler Fitters Emerald Room, 14004 McNulty Road. $70 per person. Buffet dinner, open bar, music. Jim Kelly: 215-808-4227 or John Peteraf: 215-342-7335.
• North Catholic — Class of 1972. 50th anniversary reunion. Steve Cardullo: firstname.lastname@example.org or John Garson: email@example.com.
• Northeast — Class of 1974. Class No. 133. Avi (Allan) Adelman: Avi@PhotographerOnBoard.com. More information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/northeast1974reunion.
• South Philadelphia — Class of 1976. March 18, 2022. 7-11 p.m. Lazaretto Ballroom, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington. DJ Eric A. Bartello. Michele, 267-971-4386.
• 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.
Thank you to senior care workers
While many of us are celebrating the holidays with our families, please take a moment to thank the many dedicated and brave workers at Pennsylvania’s senior care facilities, including nursing homes. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, nursing homes have been Ground Zero for the virus. What may surprise some is that the pandemic remains a very real risk to nursing home residents and workers.
Yet, day after day, workers show true professionalism by caring for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, even when many of us are home enjoying the company of our loved ones. Let’s take a moment to think of them and all of their sacrifices since the pandemic began because those sacrifices continue.
– Bob Bertolette
President and CEO