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.


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

June 11: Local cabaret star Abbey Crawford performs for the first time at our luncheon!

July 9: Murray and Leslie Huppin will once again host the annual JFS summer barbecue.

August 13: Maura Roberts, the executive director of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Washington State, will talk about what HFLA does and how it has and will continue to benefit Jewish residents in our area.

Sept. 10: Program to be decided

Oct. 8: Possible excursion to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum

Nov. 12: Miri Cypers, the director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest office, will bring us up to date on the ADL’s fight against antisemitism in our region.


*Programs are subject to change