Aging Together Group

Aging Together empowers CBST members age 55+ to foster diverse meaningful relationships, access and share important resources, and think strategically about the future. Aging Together is for everyone—partnered, single, with or without children, local or not—because whatever our situation, we’re all Aging Together.

Our monthly Aging Together group is led by Judy Ribnick, LCSW, MA, Director of Aging Together at CBST, along with guest speakers. Register here if you’ve not attended an Aging Together group. One registration covers all meetings. You’ll get an email before each meeting with the Zoom link. Questions? Contact Judy Ribnick at or 917-310-4656.

Upcoming Aging Together Group Meetings

Finding Your Mishpachah: Start Uncovering Your Family’s Past Today
Monday, August 5, 7:30–9:00 pm | via ZoomRegister | With Moriah Amit, Manager of the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History in New York | Are you interested in learning about the lives of your Jewish ancestors and the places where they lived? In this presentation, an experienced genealogy librarian from the Center for Jewish History will show you how you can begin researching your family history online today and how the Center’s resources can assist you in your search. All are welcome!

Creative Big Band Swing Dance: Bigger Than Words

Register here for Creative Big Band Swing Dance
7 Tuesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20
3:00 – 4:15 pm via Zoom

Come spend your summer dancing with Together in Dance! From the comfort of your own air conditioned room please join us via Zoom for a class that emphasizes creative expression and a sense of community while dancing along to big band swing standards! Working dance professionals will guide participants through warm ups, dances to favorite songs, and choreography creation for 7 weeks.

All levels, abilities, and ages are invited, no prior dance knowledge is needed. The program is suitable for all mobility levels. CBST members and non-members welcome.

Together in Dance is a not-for-profit bringing the joys of the performing arts to learners of all ages through interactive arts experiences. We are thrilled Together in Dance will bring their expertise to the CBST community. All are welcome to join!

Past Aging Together Recordings

Missed an Aging Together program? See below for links to recordings from recent programs. 

  • 12/11/23 – “The Queer Secrets of the Metropolitan Museum of Art” with Professor Andrew Lear (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 11/13/23 – “Funeral Pre-planning: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid (and Didn’t Want) to Ask!” with Gregory Katz-Zannitto, LFD, Senior Funeral Director, Director of Communal Partnerships, Plaza Jewish Community Chapel (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 9/11/23 – “Legacies Forward and Back Part 1: Sharing the Harvest of Your Life: The Jewish Tradition of Ethical Wills” with Rabbi Laura Geller
  • 8/21/23 – “Building a Holier World: Seasonal Resistance During the Yamim Nora’im” with Rabbis Kleinbaum and Moskowitz
  • 6/11/23 – “Queer? Who, Me? The Names We Call Ourselves” with Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Aliza Schwartz
  • 5/15/23 – “Disrupting Judaism”: Rabbi Michael Strassfeld and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum in Conversation 
  • 4/10/23 – “Medical Cannabis: Weeding Out Fact from Fiction” with Dr. Kenneth Weinberg, Chief Medical Officer at Cannabis Doctors of New York
  • 3/13/23 – “Your Digital Legacy – What You Should Do Now” with Dr. Pierre Darmon
  • 2/15/23 – “Ageism Unmasked: How Age Discrimination Impacts Every Generation” with Dr. Tracey Gendron
  • 12/5/22 – “Honest Aging” Book Launch with Dr. Rosanne Leipzig (View PowerPoint slides)
  • 11/14/22 – “Little Known Tips That Will Sharpen Your Mind and Memory” 
  • 9/19/22 – “Hearing Loss and Tips for Better Communication”
  • 8/8/22 – “Spiritual Aging” with Rabbi Laura Geller


Check out the monthly Aging Together Newsletter! Aging Together registrants are automatically added to the email list, but if you’re not registered, you can sign up for the newsletter by selecting the “Aging Together” checkbox. You can also view previous newsletters which contain recordings and presentations from past Aging Together monthly gatherings and other useful resources: 

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