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Intergenerational After School Chess (In Person)

Strengthen your skills and make a friend across the chess board!

DOROT’s Intergenerational After School Chess program fosters a setting where wisdom and curiosity meet face-to-face, building mutually beneficial relationships in the process. Every Monday from 4:30-6:00 PM during the academic year, students in grades 6 - 12 and seniors teach and learn chess from one another. The program enables all participants to play chess, share stories and create meaningful intergenerational connections.

We are now accepting applications for Winter/Spring 2023. 

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Ages: Youth in grades 6-12 and Adults 65+

Time Commitment: Monday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 PM

Requirements: Application and Group interview


Winter/Spring Semester:

Orientation & Training: February 6th

Program Dates: February 6th, 13th, 27th | March 6th, 13th, 20th | April 3rd, 17th, 24th | May 1st, 8th, 15th

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About the Intergenerational Chess Program:

This special program got its start when Zachary Targoff, then 13 years old, decided to create a Bar Mitzvah community service project with DOROT. Zachary was matched by DOROT with Herman Bomze z"l, and they played chess every week in Herman’s apartment. At his Bar Mitzvah, Zachary was presented a gift by Herman’s daughter, Bracha – her father’s wooden chess set that had belonged to her father, that Herman inherited from his father and brought from Vienna in 1929. In honor of the bond that Zachary and Herman enjoyed over the years, Zachary and his parents, Josh and Kim Targoff, established DOROT’s on-site Intergenerational Chess program. It has become an impactful addition to our intergenerational programming. 

Watch a video about Zachary and Herman:


Intergenerational Chess at DOROT is sponsored by the Targoff family and friends.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING ONLINE? Join weekly virtual intergenerational workshops led by an experienced facilitator through DOROT’s GENuine Connections program. Learn more about how to participate HERE.

Join our Sunday BMitzvah Program for Middle School Students HERE