JFS Luncheons

SAJFS hosts monthly luncheons for members of our community to socialize and learn together. The food is always delicious, and our programs include performances by local musicians or presentations by experts in their fields. Unless otherwise advertised, the luncheons are held the second Thursday of each month at Temple Beth Shalom from noon to 1:30 p.m.

We are happy to arrange transportation for you if necessary.


Jan. 9, 2020: To help get us in the mood for this month’s Jewish Cultural Film Festival, we’ll screen “The Mamboniks,” Lex Gillespie’s delightful documentary about a time when “free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo” in the 1950s.

Feb. 13: Violinist Rachel Dorfman and Spokane Symphony Principal Violist Nick Carper perform for our luncheon crowd.

March 12: Jerry Tate of Tate’s Honey Farm (which provides the honey for our Rosh Hashanah gift deliveries) gives us the inside scoop on beekeeping and making honey.

Sunday, April 26: A special breakfast event will take the place of the usual JFS Luncheon, as JFS teams up with the TBS Education Department to present “Who Will Write Our History?” — an acclaimed documentary about Emanuel Ringelblum and his “secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders” who fought the Nazis “with the ultimate weapon – the truth – and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not.” Catered breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and film screening at 10 a.m., followed by discussion.

May 14: We visit Spokane Falls Community College’s planetarium for bag lunches and a star show of cosmic proportions!


*Programs are subject to change