Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

TI 50’s & 60’s

TI 50’s & 60’s offers intellectually stimulating and socially engaging activities for people who are likely to be at a similar stage in life and interested in exploring new ideas and fun places in and around Boston. Attend as few or as many activities as you wish and only pay the cost required by the activity — there are no additional membership fees!


TI 50's & 60's

Meet Frank Friedman


Frank Friedman has been involved in TI 50’s & 60’s since its inception, and also serves on the Leadership Council. He is an emergency physician practicing at Tufts Medical Center. Frank lives in Brookline with his wife, Sarah Kianovsky. He can be seen riding his bike around town, playing poker, gardening, or shopping at the farmers’ market.

Meet Susan Ridker


Susan Ridker recently finished her last term on the Board of Trustees and is taking over the TI 50’s & 60’s co-chair position from her predecessor, Carol Targum. Susan teaches French at Wellesley Middle School, and serves on the Museum of Fine Arts’ Educator Advisory Board. She lives in Brookline with her husband, Paul Ridker, and enjoys reading books, watching movies, traveling to francophone countries, and avoiding exercise.

2018 Spring Programs

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show Dinner at Dumpling Cafe, 695 Washington Street, at 5:45 p.m.
The White Card- Emerson Paramount Center 
From the author of “Citizen”, Claudia Rankine, comes a new play exploring the state of our racial imagination. “The White Card” unfolds a meticulously crafted story, raising uncomfortable questions about what – and who – are on display. The play unpacks the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations, prompting the question, “can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?” Cost: $30/ticket. We have 36 tickets only. Please purchase your ticket here and indicate if you are joining us for dinner. The cost of dinner is not included in the $30 ticket price.

A post-play discussion of “The White Card” will take place after Qabbalat Shabbat services on Friday, March 16. This evening will include a potluck dinner and a facilitated conversation. Registration for the potluck will take place in mid-February. If you attend any performance of “The White Card”, we hope that you will join us for the discussion and potluck.

Sunday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.
French Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour. French Teacher, Susan Ridker, will present “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” (with subtitles) at Temple Israel, a movie directed by Alain Resnais with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Marguerite Duras. The movie traces the brief affair of a Japanese architect and a French actress in Japan after World War II and is acclaimed as a milestone in the history of movie-making. Although the film was made in 1959, its themes of memory and what, if anything, can ever be truly represented still resonate today. Dinner, beverages, and movie theater treats will be served. Cost: $10/ticket. Please purchase your ticket and dinner here.

To Be Determined

May 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Company One Theatre “Wig Out”. Join us for a lively evening at the Company One Theatre at the Oberon Theatre in Cambridge. By Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Summer Williams, WIG OUT!, is a “dazzling play about the desire to be desired, find your home, and out-walk the competition. While opposing Houses prepare for the catwalk showdown of the year, friendships are forged, loyalty is tested, and lovers are lured and lost. Sizzling with sincerity and style, and fueled by a Destiny’s Child-filled playlist, this exhilarating new work by the writer of the cinematic sensation Moonlight brings a riotous, defiant drag queen sub-culture of the early 2000s to glorious, vivid life.” We will grab a drink/apps after the show. RSVP if you can make it. Ticket price TBD.

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Rachel Daniels

TI 50’s & 60’s Coordinator