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 history, arts, and culture lectures, as well as light entertainment. 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.


Nov. 14: Tracy Simmons, the director of Spokane Faith & Values, will talk about the organization’s new FAVS Center on the South Hill. 

Dec. 12: We’ll welcome back the Senior Serenaders, a local 50-member chorus, for what is sure to be another fun-filled performance!

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: Program TBD

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!

June 11: At our last luncheon of the spring, local cabaret performer Abbey Crawford puts on a show filled with music and humor.


*Programs are subject to change