Staje Presents: Ripe as a Rimon-A Unique Women’s Volunteerism Program


ripe-as-a-rimon-stajeOn Thursday, November 21, Staje, an organization dedicated to fostering a culture of purposeful and meaningful retirement and empty nest years for mature adults, is offering a unique program for women, centered around the theme of volunteerism. Retirees and empty nesters are truly ripe as a rimon, carrying within them a wealth of experience, knowledge, skills, expertise, wisdom, and qualities that have been developed over decades of hard work. They have enormous amount to both give and gain. As commitments at work and home wind down, they are blessed with an unprecedented opportunity to devote more time and attention to personal development and giving back to their communities from their bounty.

Ripe as a Rimon will take place this Thursday, November 21, from 12-4pm at Congregation Talmud Torah, 1305 Coney Island Avenue, between Avenues I and J. Noted lecturer Mrs. Esther Wein will lead off with M’Choil el Choil: Sharing the Wealth, followed by Boro Park mother and bubby, Mrs. Tzippy Reifer, who will tell her remarkable personal story about how she moved out of her comfort zone to become involved with kiruv, and the transforming impact it had on her life, the life of her family, and those they have touched. A panel of distinguished organizations, including COJO of Flatbush, Maimonides Medical Center, OHEL, Partners in Torah, SPARKS, and Staje will discuss their respective missions and their specific needs for volunteers in different capacities. Following the panel presentation and discussion, attendees can visit with representatives at designated stations, asking questions, discussing volunteer opportunities, completing applications, and arranging for interviews. A buffet lunch will be available at 1 o’clock.

Staje looks forward to offering a day of learning, inspiration, and motivation that translates into action and commitment.

R.S.V.P. kindly requested. For questions and reservations please call (612) 584-0846. Admission $10 at the door.

Staje was founded in 2012 by Jewish communal leaders and activists hoping to raise the expectations of Jews regarding their retirement and empty nest years. The organization is committed to fostering a culture that views this phase of adult life as a highly meaningful opportunity and mandate for personal and religious growth. Whether you are thinking about retirement, are semi-retired, or have left the workforce; whether you are an empty-nester, single, or still have a child at home, Staje will partner with you to help you realize this vision.

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