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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. You can attend as few or as many activities as you wish and you only pay the cost required by the activity — there are no additional membership fees!


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.

Meet Julie Unger


Julie Unger handles all of the administrative tasks for TI 50’s & 60’s. She has been at Temple Israel since 2011, when she coordinated the Families with Young Children initiative. Julie loves to create opportunities for people to connect, to spend time with family and friends (usually around food), and to play soccer.  She lives in Melrose with her husband, Matt Wallace, and her three adorable children, Solomon, Dalya, and (baby) Lennox. If you would like to be added to our weekly e-newsletter, please contact Julie Unger.

2017/2018 Programs

Winter Programs

November 5 at 10:00 a.m.
De Cordova Outing and Torah Study: Enjoy the beauty that surrounds De Cordova Museum. We’ll meet at the entrance to tour the exhibits and then enjoy our lunch, weather permitting, outside while we study the week’s parashah. Cost: own fee, Adults $14 and Seniors (65+) $12. There is a café available to purchase your lunch/snack or feel free to BYO.

November 28 at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tartuffe at the Huntington Theatre:
Join us for our first theatre outing of the season. Before the show we’ll have a snack and a beverage with other 50/60 theatre-goers. The writer, Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world’s great plays. The cost includes the pre-reception and tickets: $55. RSVP to save your spot!

December 17 at 5:30 p.m
Hanukkah Party at Frank Friedman & Sarah Kianovsky’s
Home in Brookline
. Join other 50’s and 60’s for a Chanukah celebration at Frank Friedman and Sarah Kianovsky’s home in Brookline. They will be serving up their famous latkes and salad; please bring a small dessert or beverage to share. RSVP to Julie Unger if you plan to attend.

January 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Escape Room with TI Members: Escape the Room is a fun, interactive game taking place in Boston. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues, and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Room.” You have 60 minutes, so be quick! We are putting a team together. Want to join? We have 10 spots and will grab a snack/drink after! Cost is $30 per person.

February 4 at 6:00 p.m.
French Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour: Susan Ridker will present “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” (with subtitles), 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. Please join us for an interesting evening! Dinner, beverages, and movie theatre treats being served. Cost is $10 per person.

February 11 at 5:00 p.m. Mistral Music Outing: A VALENTINE SCHUBERTIADE and Dinner “Franz Schubert, the quintessential Viennese composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras, unfortunately never achieved enormous fame in his short lifetime. He was, however, held in high esteem by a small group of admirers in Vienna who would organize informal salon concerts to celebrate his work. This type of intimate gathering became known as a Schubertiade, which Mistral will emulate in honor of Valentine’s Day, including his “Arpeggione Sonata,” arranged for flute and strings, and String Quintet in C.” Ticket price is $35/person; dinner is not included in the price. The concert is at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline. RSVP to reserve your ticket and indicate if you will join us for dinner after the show.

Spring Programs

March 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-show and The White Card- Emerson Theatre
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?” Show begins at 7:30 p.m., pre-show reception with light supper at 6:00 p.m. Cost of $50 includes pre-show and tickets.

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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Julie Unger

TI 50’s & 60’s Coordinator