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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 Karen Victor, and eager to make you feel a part of the group. As a co-chair of the TempIe Israel 50s & 60s group with Karen Victor, 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 Karen Victor


Karen Victor grew up in Riverdale, NY, came to Boston for college, and has been a New Englander ever since. She lives with her husband, Bob Sege, in Brookline. They are the parents of Adam, Rachel, and Aaron, all in their 20s, and they have been members of Temple Israel for over 25 years. At Temple Israel, Karen is also active in TI Cares, supported by the Marilyn and Mike Grossman Caring Community at Temple Israel, and in social justice efforts, and has enjoyed many educational offerings. Karen works as a primary care physician in Cambridge. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, creating and seeing art, and going to hear live music.

As co-chair of the Temple Israel 50s and 60s along with Beth Shuman, Karen hopes to continue the friendly spirit and the variety of activities that have been key elements of the group. She sees the TI 50s and 60s as a way to promote fun, culture, and connection among TI members in this age group.

Connect with Us

Rachel Daniels

TI 50s & 60s Coordinator