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.


May 9: We visit Orlando’s, the restaurant of SCC’s acclaimed culinary institute, where a student will answer questions about the program while we dine.

June 13: Local musicians Michelina Tyrie and Rich Kapeke perform Broadway tunes and other old favorites.

July 11: Annual barbecue at the home of Leslie and Murray Huppin

Aug. 8: Jewish community member and vocalist Lisa Miller sings Jewish music.

Sept. 12: Spokane’s own klezmorim, the Meshugga Daddies, make their triumphant return to our luncheon!

Oct. 17: Janet Grossman recounts her experience as a curator and art historian at Los Angeles’ world-renowned J. Paul Getty Museum.

Nov. 14: After lunch we’ll screen a Jewish-themed movie, possibly “93Queen,” about the first all-female Hasidic EMT corps, or “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” a favorite from a past Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival. 


*Programs are subject to change