5.1.15 Issue

by Ozzie Nogg

Just like spring flowers, Mainstreeters activities are abloom this month. So mark your calendars for these upcoming programs.

Mandy Svatos, VNA Registered Dietician

Mandy Svatos, VNA Registered Dietician

Could You Benefit from Nutritional Supplements? Monday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home Boardroom, sponsored by Jewish Social Services and The Visiting Nurses Association. Presented by Mandy Svatos, registered dietician for the VNA. Mandy works with clients to improve their nutritional status and will bring samples of prepackaged nutritional supplements for the audience to sample. Mandy will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each product and explain its appropriate use. The VNA takes an active role in promoting good health practices for seniors. The class is offered free of charge. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call Maggie Conti at 402.334.6521 or email mconti@rbjh.com. Refreshments will be served.

Rabbi Ari Dembitzer of Beth Israel Synagogue

Rabbi Ari Dembitzer of Beth Israel Synagogue

Lunch with Rabbi Ari Dembitzer from Beth Israel Synagogue: Monday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Blumkin Home Auditorium. Our special guest, Rabbi Ari, will awaken your senses and inspire your soul with his special brand of kibbitzing and singing. Come enjoy the fun. For your entree, choose either Baked Salmon or Broccoli Quiche, both served with roasted potatoes, fresh fruit, cookies and beverage of your choice. Cost is $10 a plate. Make checks payable to Jewish Social Services, and send full payment to: Mainstreeters c/o Maggie Conti, 323 So. 132 Street, Omaha, NE 68154. Reservations are appreciated by Monday, May 11. For transportation, call Maggie Conti at 402.334.6521.

Join Us at the Movies: Whiplash, Friday, May 22, 1 p.m. in the JCC Theater. No charge for the film or for unlimited bags of fresh, delicious popcorn. No reservations necessary. Invite a pal. Nominated for Best Picture and winner of three Academy Awards (including Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons) Whiplash tells the story of Andrew Neyman, an ambitious young jazz drummer, determined to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Andrew hungers day and night to become whiplash poster2 webone of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity. Bob Fischbach, movie and theater critic for the Omaha World-Herald, called Whiplash his favorite movie of 2014. If you’d like to have lunch at the Star Deli in the Rose Blumkin Home Auditorium before the show, call Maggie Conti at 402.334.6521 to reserve a table. Lunch is on your own. The Star Deli starts serving at 11:30 a.m.

Mainstreeters welcomes all Jewish residents of the Omaha area age 60 plus. “Monthly luncheons, various classes and first-run movies are just a few of our diverse activities,” said Maggie Conti, Director of Activities and Outreach Programs at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. “We invite you, your friends and all community members to join the May excitement.”

Mainstreeters programs are supported in part by grants from the United Way of the Midlands and the Jewish Federation of Omaha.