Shishim is a vibrant group of Congregation Beth Tikvah senior members and friends who gather monthly to strengthen their connection with one another and the community. Interesting, wide-ranging, daytime programs feature top-notch presenters, a catered lunch and time to schmooze with friends. Typically, Shishim meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m, followed by a one-hour program. Pre-registration is encouraged. Reservation for the 12 p.m. lunch is required. An hour-long afternoon program follows lunch.

All programs are designed, coordinated, and evaluated by volunteers who are committed to planning options that help people age in health, friendship, and lifelong learning.

Program Guide for 2017-2018

September 14, 2017

Be Ready to be Entertained! A Concert by Arnett Howard
+Presented by: Arnett Howard, Musician & Cultural Ambassador
Putting an End to Gerrymandering in Ohio
+Presented by: Richard Gunther, OSU Professor of Political Science

October 19, 2017

A Story of Columbus & the Jewish Community – as Told through Green Lawn Cemetery
+Presented by: David Binkovitz, Columbus Landmarks Foundation
Can You Hear Me Now? Hearing & Aging
+Presented by: Meghan Hiss, Au.D., Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

November 9, 2017

• The National Road: A Ride through Time
+Presented by: Sylvia Miller, Retired Educator
• Paper Dolls: Treasures of Childhood
+Presented by: Patti Fertel, Wexner Center Docent

December 14, 2017

Stories are Our Legacy: A Look at How Stories Define Us
+Presented by: Kevin Cordi. Professor at Ohio Northern University
Laugh Will & Testament
+Presented by: Steve Wilson, Ph.D. & “Joy-ologist”

January 11, 2018

Johnny & George: Celebrating the Music of George Gershwin
+Presented by: Johnny Steiner, Vaud-Villities Music Director
Historic Hotels of Columbus
+Presented by: Doreen Uhas-Sauer & Tom Betti, Columbus Landmarks Foundation

February 8, 2018

Sacred Pages: Aminah Robinson in Israel
+Presented by: Carole Genshaft, Columbus Museum of Art
Living in the Wild without Leaving Home
+Presented by: Barbara Ray, Dublin’s Nature Education Coordinator

March 8, 2018

Jewish Mindfulness as a Road to Joy
+Presented by: Or Mars, Wexner Foundation Vice President
The People’s House: The Writing of a Political Thriller
+Presented by: David Pepper, Novelist & Chair of Ohio Democratic Party

April 12, 2018

How the Murders in the Rue Morgue Changed the Mystery Genre
+Presented by: David Summers, Chair of English Dept, Capital University
Who is My Neighbor? Learning about an Interfaith Network
+Presented by: Linda Karr, Worthington Interfaith Neighbors

May 10, 2018

• Update on Streams of Judaism: Confluence & Conflict
+Presented by: Rabbi Gary Huber, Rabbi Emeritus, Cong. Beth Tikvah
• Axis Sally: Ohio Wesleyan’s Most Notorious & Least Understood Alum
+Presented by: Michael Flamm, History Professor, Ohio Wesleyan Univ.

June 14, 2018

Up, Up & Away: What’s New at Don Scott Airport
+Presented by: Dean David Williams, OSU College of Engineering
OSU in the Sixties: A Decade of Change
+Presented by: Bill Shkurti, Retired OSU Vice President