Leisure World Participates in Good Deed Day – April 2nd

Written by Fred Shapiro, Center for Lifelong Learning on . Posted in Community News

Leisure World Joins the Greater Washington community, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world, in a day of service on April 2nd.   Two projects will be observed here in Leisure World. The first is the annual collection of food for the needy and homeless in Clubhouse I. The Second is a return of the Jewish Day School students to coach our seniors about current communication and computer technology in Clubhouse II.

Sponsored by Na’Amat, volunteers will be manning a table in Clubhouse I to collect containers of food for donation to MANNA. Residents are urged to take a few cans, jars or cartons of food or a monetary donation to the Clubhouse during the hours starting at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Chair of the event is Gladys Blank, Na’Amat.


If you care to volunteer to man the table, you can contact Gladys at 301-438-9666.

This is the fourth year that Leisure World has participated in good Deeds Day with donations to MANNA to feed the needy as its goal. Here in our region it is organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington with support from a broad range of interfaith and social oriented organizations.

Technology Support will take place in the Computer Center and New Activities Room in Clubhouse II. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning and the Computer Learning Center. Students from the Jewish Day Schools will work one-on-one with seniors to cope with their smartphones, tablets, laptops, as well as the computers in the center. At the last Technology session in December, over 50 satisfied seniors joined with the students to learn how to use or better use their equipment.

To enable the scheduling of students and seniors during the two sessions starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 1:00 PM, residents are asked to sign up at the E&R office in Clubhouse II. Indicate on the sign-in sheet, the technology you would like to learn and the session(s) you will be available.

Fred Shapiro has been an active member of Leisure World since moving here in 2003. From East Meadow, long Island. During the years he and his wife Madeline have lived here, he has been active in the leadership of many clubs and organizations in the community. He has served as President of the Jewish Residents of Leisure World, as well as Community Liaison and Religious Chairman. Fred is currently President of the LW Center for Lifelong Learning. In the outside community, he has a member of the JCRCGW Board, currently representing the Jewish War Veterans. Prior to moving to Leisure World, Fred served as President of his synagogue Suburban Park Jewish Center and the East Meadow Jewish Community Relations Council. His involvement on the board of the Conference of Jewish Organizations of Nassau County included a term as Treasurer and another as Vice President. He also served on the UJA-Federation Board in Nassau County and for Israel Bonds. Fred has been an active member of the Rossmoor Camera Club and has exhibited his photos regularly in the Clubhouse I gallery and in the Library, as well as slide shows in the auditorium. He has won awards in a number of local and regional competitions including a Washington DC competition in honor of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. Fred holds a B.A. in Economics from Queens College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and an M.B.A. in Industrial Management from the Baruch School of Management of the City College of New York (CCNY). He is a graduate of the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He taught management subjects at Baruch College of CUNY and Printing Technology at SUNY Farmingdale.