Hilltoppers is a community of mature adults (55+) who are interested in current affairs, cultural experiences, Jewish-related issues, and local life. Everyone is welcome to join us at our Board and Program meetings, as well as on our day trips, theater excursions and Book Club meetings.

Please join us by calling Liz Mellman at 610-649-7807.


Hilltopper Meeting Schedule


Board Meetings
Dates: 1st Thursday of the month except where noted by ‡
Time: 10:30 AM

Program Meetings
Dates: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30 PM

Book Club
Previous discussions have included books such as Suite Francaise, The World To Come, The Glass Castle, and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Dates: 4th Thursday of the month except where noted by †
Time: 1:15 PM











MM-Monthly Meeting BD-Board Meeting
BK-Book Discussion Group TBA-To Be Announced

(All Thursdays except where noted *)



18 MM 7:30 pm Avi Wisnia: The Nature & Nurture of Bossa Nova + Jewish Music
23* BK 1:15 pm Me Before You by Jojo Moyes facilitated by Ethel Levenson
2 BD 10:30 am
23 MM 7:30 pm Debbie Lillard: Downsizing & Organizing
30 BK 1:15 pm The Wanting by Michael Lavigne facilitated by Eleanor Weinberg
6 BD 10:30 am
20 MM 7:30 pm  The Three Tellers - professional theater readers
BK (none)
4 BD 10:30 am
11 MM 7:30 pm Joseph Erdeljac: Opera program on Carmen
18† BK 1:15 pm The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, facilitated by Shelly Agris and Beverly Granoff
8‡ BD 10:30 am
15 MM 1:30 pm Professor Ben Berger: “Guilty with an Explanation: Morality in Philosophy, Psychology and Politics”
22 BK 1:15 pm Ten Green Bottles: The True Story of One Family's Journey from War-Torn Austria to the Ghettos of Shanghai by Vivian Jeanette Kaplan, facilitated by Barbara Ostroff
5 BD 10:30 am
19 MM 1:30 pm (Afternoon Meeting) - Dr. Moylan Mills: Charlie Chaplin
25* BK 1:15 pm This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, facilitated by Rabbi Rigler
5 BD 10:30 am
19 MM 7:30 pm Arlana Gottlieb: An Evening at a Jazz Supper Club, with Dick Gratton, accompanist
26 BK 1:15 pm The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, facilitated by Shirley Chalick
2 BD 10:30 am
16 MM 7:30 pm Dr. Merle Horowitz, Supertendent of Marple-Newtown School District: Cyber Bullying
23 BK 1:15 pm A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George, facilitated by Barbara Barr
7 BD 10:30 am
21 MM 7:30 pm Antique Appraisals (for what it's worth) by Michael Locati of Locati Auctions
28 BK 1:15 pm The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg, facilitated by Nancy Handwerger
4 BD 10:30 am
BK 1:15 pm (none)
18 MM 6:00 pm Closing Event: The Trolley Stoppers a cappella quartet with Robert Yarbrough

Alternate book selections
Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak