Nathan Shapiro, a resident of Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, plays Scrabble with youth leadership program volunteers. They are, from left, Suzanne Langlais, Breanna Bregman, Rachel Bransky and Katie Christopher. "He is our local Scrabble phenom," Lori Riegel, religious and cultural education coordinator at Handmaker, says of Shapiro.

LORI RIEGEL