Monday, August 3

Dede Whitsit Shares ‘Fun Facts’ About Her Family’s 400 Years Here 

Shul member Diana (aka Dede) Whitsit has a remarkable family history. She can trace her roots in the Terry family back 16 generations here on the North Fork and, if that weren’t enough to amaze, she is the 11th generation family member to live in the same Orient house. Join Dede Whitsit as she reveals historical notes about one of the founding families of Southold, and shares some “fun facts,” she says, about her family’s more than 400 years here. 

Thursday, August 6 

Rabbi Gadi Begins A Seven-Week, High Holidays Preparation Series

Each Thursday, from now until Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Gadi will look at a different aspect of the High Holidays. Coming up next Thursday, the rabbi will talk about “The Covenant of Abraham” — the roots of Rosh Hashanah.

Sign into Zoom at 12 o’clock every Monday and Thursday. Have lunch with shul friends, and learn a little, followed by a Q&A and some lively discussion. Download Zoom, visit, and click on “go to meeting,” Follow the prompts, and type in the code that you use for services and synagogue events. That’s all there is to it. 

Zoom at noon for ‘Lunch and Learn.’