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

TI’s 50s & 60s

TI’s 50s & 60s 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!


Meet Beth Shuman


Beth Shuman is a native of Cranston, RI. She and her husband Gary raised their daughters, Marisa and Kara, in the Metrowest area, where she was also involved in the Southborough schools. As “empty nesters,” Beth and Gary moved to the Boston area in 2011, settled in Brookline in 2013, and joined Temple Israel in 2017. Beth and Gary recently celebrated 35 years of marriage bliss and also became grandparents!

Beth works as a realtor at Hammond Residential Real Estate in Brookline and surrounding communities. She specializes in working with empty nesters as well as first time home buyers. During down time she plays Mah Jongg, practices yoga, paddle boards, and spends time with family in Mashpee on Cape Cod.

Beth loves having fun and learning. She has an extroverted personality that makes it easy for people to be around her. She’s excited to co-chair the Temple Israel 50s and 60s group with Helene Weitzenkorn, and eager to make you feel a part of the group. Beth encourages everyone to make new connections, have fun, and discover new social activities.

Beth also enjoys participating in TI Cares, supported by the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community at Temple Israel, and reaching out to community members in need.

Meet Helene Weitzenkorn


Helene Weitzenkorn is pleased to co-chair the TI 50s and 60s, with Beth Shuman and bring her enthusiasm to building the group and providing a place for TI members to develop relationships with others. Helene has been a Temple Israel member since 2009. She is a regular at Friday night Qabbalat Shabbat, and for ten years has helped organize the TI Women’s Seder. Helene participates in TILLI, GBIO, and other TI social justice initiatives, including Partakers. Her spirituality is enriched by her participation in a TI Mussar group.

Outside of TI, Helene is a volunteer at the Franklin Park Zoo, and recently led the 50s and 60s on a tour there. Other activities include kayaking and playing bridge.

While currently retired, professionally Helene worked as a software instructor, commodity manager and contracts negotiator. Helene lives in Jamaica Plain with her life partner Eileen, and dog Ollie.

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