January Events at SCC

Rabbi Steve Adams continues his series, “Bible Women,” on Monday, January 4, and Monday, January 18, at 3:00 pm, with “Our Matriarchs: Leah & Rachel.” These presentations will include some texts, some discussion, and music from a piece called Bible Women, written by Elizabeth Swados. “Bible Woman” runs twice monthly through June 2016; stay tuned for future dates and topics.

Pianist and vocalist Tom Stanfield performs the classics from George and Ira Gershwin & Cole Porter on Friday, January 8, at 2:30 pm. His multi-instrumental talents and soothing melodies promise to create an atmosphere ideal for a relaxing and enjoyable performance.

World renowned performers Yuri (violinist) and Daniel (pianist) Beliavsky return for their annual performance on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 pm. The repertoire will include Jewish works by Ernest Bloch, Joseph Achron and others, plus general classical pieces. Yuri is a former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra violinist and currently gives lectures on the “Art of Violin Playing.” Daniel is a professional pianist and faculty at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear beautiful classical music by this award-winning father and son duo! The performance is free of charge.

Pianist David Alfvin returns for an afternoon of classical music on Wednesday, January 13, at 3:00 pm. A former high school English instructor and corporate editor, Alfvin is also the author of the upcoming book Left for Dead, which chronicles the abduction and survival of Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, whose ex-husband abused her, left her for dead, and kidnapped their daughters.

On Thursday, January 14, at 3:00 pm, singer /songwriter Jeanette Crosswait performs “Music for the Soul.” Be uplifted by a variety of music styles including oldies and contemporary, as well as some original recordings.

The String Academy of Wisconsin (SAW) brings the melodious sound of strings to Sarah Chudnow Community on Sunday, January 17, at 2:00 pm. Founded in 1990, SAW has become one of the country’s model schools, offering students between the ages of four and 18 a comprehensive musical education with a focus on the violin, viola or cello.

On Monday, January 18, at 2:00 pm, join author and speaker Reynold Kremer for Part 2 of his presentation: “The Plain People: Hutterites, Mennonites and The Amish.” Kremer will explore the interesting world of the Anabaptists (Amish, Old Order Mennonites, and Hutterites), with a special emphasis on the history, religion, and heritage of the Amish people. This second presentation was scheduled in response to the enthusiastic response to November’s event. You do not need to have been at the first presentation to attend.

Folk duo Kathy Engel and Meg Kauselick make their SCC debut on Thursday, January 21, at 3:00 pm. The duo’s repertoire includes the music of Carole King as well as similar music from the 1960s and 1970s.

On Sunday, January 24, at 3:00 pm, vocalist Anne Davis and pianist Matt Lawrenz promise an afternoon of unforgettable jazz standards and contemporary favorites including Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. Sit back, relax and enjoy new renditions of the songs that have stood the test of time.

In observance of World Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sarah Chudnow Community hosts a Recipe Remembrance Dinner on Wednesday, January 27, at 5:30 pm. The Seder-style meal, led by Rabbi Steven Adams, features recipes from Holocaust survivors, including recipes from the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. Cost for the event is $20 with a choice of two entrees, Brisket or Chicken Paprikash. Seating is limited; RSVPs are required by calling 414.478.1500 no later than January 18 . The dinner is co-sponsored by the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and Hand in Hand, Partners in Caring.

On Friday, January 29, at 2:00 pm, Rockin’ Randy brings his 50s & 60s dance party to Sarah Chudnow Community in celebration of our January birthdays. Enjoy favorites such as “Sherry Baby” and “All Shook Up” with Randy’s unique twist.

Mark Boschstein and Olga Vologarskaya perform string and piano selections on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of classical music.

To complement its special programming, Sarah Chudnow Community also offers recurrent monthly programs. On Thursday, January 28, at 10:30 am, Attorney Lori Kornblum, adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School and former assistant DA for Milwaukee County, discusses controversial topics from a legal perspective.

Lisa Gorelick, RN, BS, presents “Healthy Living” on Friday, January 8, at 11:15 am, and Saturday, January 23, at 2:30 pm. Lisa brings insight into preventative health practices. Lisa’s programs are interactive. She provides a program at SCC the 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of every month. If planning on attending, please refrain from wearing fragrances.

These events are in addition to regularly scheduled activities at Sarah Chudnow Community. As always, attending a class, a concert or special event is a great way to “try out” the Community. Find more activities and musical events on the Sarah Chudnow Community Activity Calendar at SarahChudnow.org or by calling 262.478.1500. Questions? Email info@sarahchudnow.org

Sarah Chudnow Community, located in Mequon, WI, is an independent, not-for-profit senior living community with its own on-site management and support staff. It offers a full continuum of care, including apartment living, assisted living, memory care, and a skilled nursing facility providing post-acute rehab care, long-term and respite care.