Around the Town — January 2008

Posted on 09 January 2008 by admin

Around the Town with Rene

Polly Boardman
A garden in memory of

Polly Boardman

Polly Boardman was a young girl who was born and raised here in Fort Worth. She was the daughter of Ceil Boardman Canter and Dr. Bill Boardman. She attended Paschal High School and Temple Beth-El Religious School, studied dance with TCU Ballet and was an active member of Alton Silver BBG.

On July 4, 1975 at the age of 16, Polly’s life was tragically cut short after being struck and killed by lightning but her smile lived on.

At the time of her death, her friends, the Jewish youth of Fort Worth, planted a tree and dedicated a plaque in her memory at the Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center, located off Old Granbury Road. Since the closing of the JCC, the plaque has been cared for by Dr. Al Faigin until a new home could be found.

That home has now been found.

At this time, Polly’s family is creating the Polly Boardman Memorial Garden at the Sonnenschein Chabad Jewish Center of Fort Worth. The garden, being designed by Mrs. Etta Korenman, will be located in the backyard playground area of the center where today’s Jewish youth will have a place to play and learn.

At this time, the family asks you to help make this tribute to Polly a reality. If you would consider a $100 donation, they would be that much closer to their goal.

Please make your tax-deductible check out to Chabad of Fort Worth, and make a note that it is for Polly’s garden. You can mail it to: The Sonnenschein Chabad Jewish Center, 5659 Woodway Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76133.

All donations will be greatly appreciated.

An official dedication of the garden will take place on its completion.

Any questions can be directed to Polly’s brother, Aaron Boardman, at 817-292-5018.

‘Daytimers’ enjoy Nasher trip

Fifteen intrepid “Daytimers” braved the cold winds to visit the outstanding exhibit at Dallas’ Sculpture Center, “Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise.” This was the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work to be shown in Texas.

Led by an outstanding docent, Gerry Balsley, a volunteer at the Nasher Center, the group heard about Lachaise’s inspiration, his muse, his lover, his wife, Isabel Dutaud Nagle. Even though Isabel was small and slim, his passion for her inspired some of the most beautiful sculptures of voluptuous women that have ever been created; more than 40 of them are on view at the Nasher.

Those attending included Mike Blanc, Michael Cohen, Roberta Corder, newcomer Martin Isadore, Adelene Myers, Roz Rosenthal, Barbara Rubin, Rosalie Schwartz, Len Schweitzer, Sonya Stenzler, Barbara Weinberg, Sylvia and Al Wexler, Richard Yentis and Bernard Zilberg.

Next event for the “Daytimers” will be a performance by pianist Tamás Ungár, executive director of Piano Texas Festival and member of the TCU piano faculty. The program is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon, at Beth-El Congregation. Lunch at $8/person will be catered by Potbelly Sandwich Works.

For reservations for “Daytimers” events, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Sylvia Wexler, 817-294-1129, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Jewish Federation, 4049 Kingsridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Congregation Beth-El with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

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Tzedakah Sunday is Feb. 3 — please answer the call

Once again, Tzedakah Sunday volunteers will be calling you asking for your gift to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.

By now you know that programs at Lil Goldman Early Learning Center, Jewish Family Services, Tarrant County synagogues, UNT Jewish Studies Program, Melton Adult Mini School, BBYO, Jewish War Veterans and other local programs are funded by the Annual Campaign.

In fact, 50 percent of the allocable dollars raised in Tarrant County stays in Tarrant County.

The other 50 percent is used to fund regional and national agencies including university programs (Hillel), birthright israel, Jewish Children’s Regional Service, Jewish Council for Public Affairs — to name just a few. The largest portion ($312,000) of allocable funds from Campaign was sent overseas to fund programs of the Jewish Agency and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, aiding needy Jews in Israel and around the world.

So now that you know where the money goes (47 different places) and the thousands of lives the Annual Campaign contribution affects everyday, PLEASE ANSWER THE CALL. It’s for you; it’s for all of us. Better yet, why not join the Mitzvah Corps at Beth-El, Sunday, Feb. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.? Volunteers are needed to help make phone calls, do administrative tasks or assist with refreshments. Shifts are three hours in length. Call the Federation at 817-569-0892 to learn how you can help our community.

Live generously. It does a world of good.

Marcy Paul hired as YMCA racial equality director

Congratulations to Marcy Paul, who was recently hired to be the director of the Department for Racial Equality at the YMCA in Fort Worth/Tarrant County. It’s a really interesting position and a pretty big deal.

The department focuses on education, advocacy and public policy in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. “Dialogue on Race” is the foundation of the education program. It is a four-week workshop which encourages people to learn from one another about how racism diminishes us all. The hope is that by participating in the program, people can change, grow, celebrate and participate in their communities in ways that create positive changes.

Marcy said, “This position/job was a 50th birthday gift to me. As I look at who I am — my values, beliefs, politics and ideological perspectives — it all comes down to my upbringing in Evanston, Ill., which borders Chicago, and my Reform Jewish education with its foundation in social justice and human rights. I gave a sermon at my synagogue in high school, in the early 1970s, about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” My dream was that one day we would all be able to sit in a sanctuary and pray together — black, white, heterosexual, gay and lesbian. While I didn’t realize the impact of what I was saying then, I certainly understand this now at 50.”

Michael Railenau wins award

Former Fort Worth Hebrew Day School top brass, Michael Railenau, Solomon Schechter Day School adult educator in St. Louis, came in for a special award when JProStl named him among the recipients of the 2007 Peer Excellence Awards. The six honorees will be acknowledged at a Recognition Luncheon at the Jewish Federation Building in St. Louis on Jan. 29.

Federation major givers gather

Despite the championship football game being played, Jeanie and Henry Luskey’s beautiful home was packed on Sunday, Jan. 20 with some of the Jewish community’s most generous folks. They were treated to four wonderful speakers who emphasized the good works that are being funded by the Jewish Federation. Cheryl Kimberling began the evening by speaking about the Multicultural Alliance, of which she is president. Following Cheryl, Al Fratina described the amazing tikkun olam (repairing the world) that the youth group at Beth Shalom performs every year with Camp Impact. Brandon Chicotsky gave an impassioned speech about Hillel and how it transformed his life. Lastly, Len Cole, liaison to birthright israel from UJC, painted an exciting picture of ever-increasing numbers of young adults going to Israel and standing by on waiting lists to go. He suggested that getting the parents and grandparents of birthright alumni involved in discussion groups might be an advantage for both birthright israel and the Federation.

The speakers were well received, and everyone enjoyed the delicious food catered by Bistro Louise. It could have been the frigid weather or most probably, the delightful company that kept people shmoozing well into dessert. As in the past, a good time was had by all as the Annual Campaign of 2008 began. Please follow the example of these generous donors as you make your 2008 pledge.

‘Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?’ Jewish Style

Back in ourtown, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County is sponsoring a game of “Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?” Jewish style during “JCC Without Walls” Week 2008. It will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. The religious schools of Tarrant County are supplying the fifth-grade participants, but at least four adult contestants are needed. Send nominations for those four spots by e-mail to Mona Karten at m.karten@
tarrantfederation.org. The chosen four will be announced via e-mail. Make sure to come and cheer the four fifth-graders (one from each synagogue) and the four adults.

Lunch will be on sale for $5 at Ahavath Sholom between noon and 1 p.m.

Symphony League note cards

In 1969, the Symphony League started a very successful fundraiser that lasted over 30 years — Oktoberfest. For many years it was the major fall festival in Fort Worth. The Oktoberfest logo was created to honor Tarrant County Medical Examiner Dr. Feliks Gwozdz. Feliks and his family performed at Oktoberfest for many years. Later their mascot was named Feliks.

With the discontinuation of Oktoberfest in 2000, Feliks was given a new haircut, mustache trim, a tuxedo instead of lederhosen — and Feliks became Manny the Maestro. Manny is a tribute to symphony supporter and longtime Symphony League member, the late Manny Rosenthal. His wife Roz contributed a tux of Manny’s for the Maestro’s wardrobe. You will see Manny the Maestro at Bass Hall helping to sell Children’s Concerts raffle tickets.

The Symphony League had local artist Mary Apple design note cards as a fundraiser many years ago. Mary sketched FWSO musicians and used four designs for the cards. These are for sale at various league functions during the year.

‘JCC Without Walls’ Week 2008

Sun., Feb. 3

Yom Limud –
Religious-school teachers in Dallas;
no religious school

8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tzedakah Sunday
(at Beth-El)

10 a.m.: Adult Education
(at Beth Israel)

Mon., Feb. 4

Noon: Downtown Torah Study – Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger
(at Haltom’s)

7:30 p.m.: “The Split Between Early Christianity and Judaism” – David Saul
(at Beth-El)

Tues., Feb. 5

7:15 p.m.: Jewish Learning Institute – Rabbi Dov Mandel
(at Chabad House)

7:30 p.m.: “Hereditary Cancer
in the Jewish Population:
What You Need to Know”
– Sara Pirzadeh
(at Ahavath Sholom)

Wed., Feb. 6

7 p.m.: “Proving The Bible Through Archeology or The Development of the Alef Bet” – Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker (at Beth Israel)

7:30 p.m.: “Tips for the Sandwich Generation” – Dr. Carole Rogers and Lynell Bond (at Beth-El)

Thurs., Feb. 7

10 a.m.: Melton class
(at Ahavath Sholom)

7 p.m.: Beth Shalom Sisterhood
Card-Making Class (at Beth Shalom)

7 p.m.: “Judaism and Psychology,
Part II” – Rabbi Baruch Zeilicovich
(at Ahavath Sholom)

8 p.m.: “A Page of Talmud: Unraveling Its Mysteries”
– Rabbi Sidney Zimelman
(at Ahavath Sholom)

Fri., Feb. 8

8 p.m.: “Synaplex” Service
(at Beth-El)

8 p.m.: Scout Shabbat Service (at Ahavath Sholom)

Sat., Feb. 9

10 a.m.: Tot Shabbat
(at Beth-El)

9:30 a.m.: Torah Troop and
FWUSY Produce to Reduce Service
(at Ahavath Sholom)

10:30 a.m.: Davening and Donuts (at Ahavath Sholom)

6:45 p.m.: “Great Chefs of Tarrant County” demonstrations, tastings, discussion
(at Beth-El; reservations required by Feb. 6)

Sun., Feb. 10

9:30 a.m.: WRJ Hamantaschen Bake-In (at Beth-El)

Noon: Informal lunch
(at Ahavath Sholom)

1 p.m.: “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Jewish style”
(at Ahavath Sholom)

1 p.m.: Ahavath Sholom Men’s Club Film
(at Ahavath Sholom)

Info:

‘JCC Without Walls’ Week is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. All events are free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP for the “Great Chefs” event, please call the Federation office at 817-569-0892.

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Edythe Cohen
Reception Jan. 11 to honor Edythe Cohen for turning 80, but not elderly

To celebrate Edythe’s 80th birthday Jan. 11, her friends are planning a Kabalat Shabbat reception from 5 to 6 pm at Beth-El Congregation preceding Friday evening services. Edythe’s many friends – accumulated during decades in the business world, in the Jewish community and on the tennis court – are invited to celebrate her fourscore years of success. Co-chairing the birthday reception are Jacquelyn Loeb and Joan Brotman, who plan to serve light hors d’oeuvres. Rabbi Mecklenburger and Edythe will lead participants in the Sabbath blessings over the candles, wine, and challah.

For those not acquainted with Edythe, she earned her spurs as a western wear executive, operating the Rodeo Shop, at one time the nation’s largest wholesale chaps company. She simultaneously volunteered backstage as president of the Stage West Support Group. Her success extends to the tennis court, where her forehand still guides many doubles teams to victory. At Beth-El, Edythe has chaired the Adult Education Committee, served on the board, and worked as the Temple’s first paid program director. As manager of the Judaica Shop since 2003, she has moved the gift shop to greater profitability.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Edythe Kunen Cohen and her husband Noel moved their chaps manufacturing business to Fort Worth in 1964 to be closer to their customer base, which included country-western celebrities, rodeo riders, ranchers, and motorcyclists. Noel passed away in 1981, leaving Edythe to operate the business, located on Camp Bowie Blvd. West.

Within five years, Edythe was president of the Western and English Manufacturer’s Association, quite a notch in her belt. “As owner of a relatively small company in the industry,” she recalled, “that position enabled me to learn a lot from the major corporations, such as Justin and Panhandle Slim.” Also, as a newly single adult, Edythe became president of Jewish Women on Their Own, a B’nai B’rith interest group geared to widowed, divorced, and unmarried women. Later, she served as president of Fort Worth’s Jewish Women International, formerly called B’nai B’rith Women.

On the regional level, Edythe has taken leadership and study workshops offered by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations-first in New Orleans and later in Princeton. She has served on the local boards of such diverse groups as the Daytimers and the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant and is a volunteer usher at the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition. In her younger days, she was a volunteer teacher at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Americanization School, teaching English and civics to immigrants. Travel, both overseas and across the U.S., has always been part of her active schedule, including visits to see her sons – Jim, who lives in Estes Park, Colo., and Bill, who lives in Bethesda, Md., with his wife, Michelle, and their 3 children.

What is next for Edythe Cohen? “My current goal,” she says, “is to get older, but not to be elderly.”

‘Shabbat Lady’ to speak on provocative topic at WRJ brunch

Laura Seymour is known throughout the Metroplex as “The Shabbat Lady” – which, coincidentally, is the title of her column in this newspaper, the Texas Jewish Post. Beth-El Congregation’s Women of Reform Judaism featured Seymour in 2004 as part of their annual meeting. She addressed the issue of “Keeping Your Children and Grandchildren Jewish,” to wide acclaim from congregants of all ages.

Beth-El’s WRJ is proud to bring back Laura Seymour as the keynote speaker for the 2008 Donor Brunch and Silent Auction. However, her topic this time is a little juicier, according to Roberta Gerrick, WRJ’s program chair.

“We heard Laura speak at the WRJ biennial convention in Dallas,” Gerrick said. “Her topic was ‘Women in the Torah: Sex and Power,’ and she had the room full of women rolling with laughter.”

Seymour’s vast knowledge of Judaism and love of study combine to enhance this particular topic. She presents ideas that allow women (and men) to change their perspective on biblical events. As an example, Seymour challenges the audience to review their thoughts on Adam and Eve. If Eve wasn’t present at the beginning of creation when God gave the directions about what fruit not to eat, whose job was it to tell Eve?

“Laura’s take on the story of Esther was hysterical, but might be a little too risqué to be repeated here,” Gerrick said.

In addition to hearing Seymour’s dynamic presentation, attendees have the opportunity to bid on a host of fabulous items during the silent auction. Previous auction items have included memorabilia from the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars, concert and symphony tickets and more.

The annual Donor Brunch benefits the Beth-El Religious School and other WRJ causes. Tickets for non-members are $25, and there will be no on-site registration. Checks payable to WRJ can be mailed to Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109. Please include the name, address and phone information for each attendee. All reservations must be in by Jan. 22.

Daughters of Abraham to meet Jan. 15

The regular meeting of Daughters of Abraham will be held Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Muslim Mosque on Diaz St. Please contact Corrine Jacobson at 817-294-7844 if you need further information on to arrange for a ride. Pilgrimage will be discussed with one of the Muslim women just returned from Mecca. Jews and Christians will discuss trips to Israel and what it has meant to them and their religious beliefs.

‘Daytimers’ programs

The “Daytimers” group will travel to the Nasher Sculpture Center to see the outstanding exhibit, “Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise.” The group plans to meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Intermodal Transportation Center at Ninth and Jones at 11:45 a.m. Box lunches from Jason’s Deli will be delivered to the train station, and participants will have lunch on the train. From there, the group will take DART to the Nasher Sculpture Center, where a docent-guided tour of this show’s sculptures of beautiful, full -bodied women will begin at 1:45 p.m. In addition to this exhibit, there are nine new sculptures in the garden that have never been publicly viewed before.

Lunch choices are turkey breast on white, chicken salad on whole wheat, and tuna salad on rye. The cost for the lunch, bottled water, train and DART fare and the guided tour of the exhibit is $15 per person.

Barbara Rubin tells the TJP they hope to limit the group to about 20, so please get your reservations in early. For reservations for “Daytimers” events, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Sylvia Wexler, 817-294-1129, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Jewish Federation, 4049 Kingsridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Congregation Beth-El with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

Bingo fun!

There will be a bingo night for Jewish singles and the rest of the Jewish community on Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Sholom on Hulen Street in Fort Worth. Carol Schwartz is the contact for this event.

Admission is only $5 and includes a T-shirt, your first game (1 board) and a dauber. Additional games are $3 each. The jumbo kosher hot dog dinner is only $5. Great prizes will be awarded during the program.

The community is urged to come join the fun and excitement!

CJS will have reserved seating. Call Carol, 817-731-3186, and tell her to save you a seat.

Rabbi Sharon Brous to visit Beth-El as scholar-in-residence Jan. 24

Noted rabbinical leader and guest lecturer Rabbi Sharon Brous will be the Larry Kornbleet Memorial Scholar-in-Residence, Thursday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Beth-El Congregation.

Rabbi Brous, founder and rabbi of IKAR, a vibrant new Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, will speak on “When the World is on Fire: Jewish Responses to Catastrophe.”

She was included in the Forward’s annual list of the 50 most influential members of the American Jewish community in 2004, 2005, and 2006. It described her as “one of the most dynamic religious leaders to be ordained in recent years.” She is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, and speaks and writes frequently about emerging spiritual communities, human rights and conflict resolution. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, she received a master’s degree in human rights from Columbia University.

The program, free to all, presented by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, will be followed by a dessert reception. No reservations are necessary.

Save the date: ‘JCC Without Walls’ week coming

Starting Sunday, Feb. 3, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County is sponsoring a week of informal Jewish education and culture for all ages to be held at the four congregations of Tarrant County. Watch for the schedule in a flyer in January as well as your synagogue bulletins in February. All events are free. For more information, please call the Federation office at 817-569-0892.

‘Daytimers’ Nasher trip scheduled

An aerial view of the Nasher Sculpture Center
Photo: Tim Hursley, 2003
“Woman: The Art of Gaston Lachaise” was selected by the Star-Telegram as one of the top five exhibits to visit the Metroplex this year, and the “Daytimers” are going there. This is the first major museum retrospective of the artist’s work to be shown in Texas.

The group will meet Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Intermodal Transportation Center at Ninth and Jones at 11:45 a.m. Box lunches from Jason’s Deli will be delivered to the train station, and participants will have lunch on the train. From there, the group will take DART to the Nasher Sculpture Center, where a docent-guided tour of this show’s sculptures of beautiful, full-bodied women will begin at 1:45 p.m.

The singular woman in the title of the exhibit is in reference to Lachaise’s inspiration, his muse, his lover, his wife, Isabel Dutaud Nagle. His passion for her inspired some of the most beautiful sculptures of women that have ever been made, and more than 40 of them are on view at the Nasher. In addition to this exhibit, there are nine new sculptures in the garden that have never been publicly viewed before.

Lunch choices are turkey breast on white, chicken salad on whole wheat, and tuna salad on rye. The cost for the lunch, bottled water, train and DART fare, and the guided tour of the exhibit is $15 per person.

The group will be limited to about 20, so please get your reservations in early. For reservations for “Daytimers” events, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Sylvia Wexler, 817-294-1129, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Jewish Federation, 4049 Kingsridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109. The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Congregation Beth-El with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

Hanukkah Heroes a success
Shoshana Thoma-Isgur tells the TJP that this past month the JEA (Jewish Education Agency) successfully completed its first Hanukkah Heroes fundraising campaign, which raised $4000 for the JEA kids!

By sending Hanukkah Heroes cards to loved ones, donors honored and remembered the heroes in their lives while becoming Hanukkah Heroes to the kids of the JEA. For each $25 donation, the JEA sent out a custom-designed holiday card with a personalized greeting to the donor’s chosen recipient. Many generous folks took advantage of this opportunity to give a profoundly meaningful gift to family and friends while supporting the JEA’s programs, including the Lil Goldman Early Learning Center and Camp Shalom. When you go by the LGELC, you will also see a special art piece crafted by the Pre-School kids in honor of the Hanukkah Heroes, with some very creative assistance from Miss Diana (Krompass). Everyone’s participation in the Hanukkah Heroes campaign is appreciated, and according to future plans this will be an annual event to support JEA programs.

The Hanukkah Heroes campaign would not have been possible without the hard work of the Hanukkah Heroes Committee: Lisa Clark, Jen Ratner, Naomi Rosenfield, Shoshana Thoma-Isgur and Monika Worsley, as well as Director Paddy White. They especially want to acknowledge the work of Lisa Clark, who designed the beautiful Hanukkah Heroes card with handprints from LGELC students. A heartfelt “thank you” to the Hanukkah Heroes Committee and dedicated JEA staff who supported the committee’s efforts.JEA’s first Honorary Bubbie and Zaydie:
Rose and Al Sankary
On Dec. 7, the JEA held its first Honorary Bubbie and Zaydie event, a Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner, to thank Rose and Al Sankary for their years-long generous support of the JEA. The children performed Chanukah songs and skits for Rose and Al, their guests, and parents and supporters of the JEA. The JEA also presented the Sankarys with a special gift, a beautiful glass chanukiah. Rose and Al led everyone in saying the Chanukah blessings, and everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Al in both English and Hebrew. After the program, guests enjoyed a special Chanukah dinner, including potato latkes and sufganiot (jelly doughnuts!). Rose and Al also brought a delicious birthday cake for everyone to share.

The JEA thanks all the folks who helped make the Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat so special, including Morah Rachel (Yaacobi) and Shoshana Howard, by working with the children to put the program together. The JEA thanks its board members who volunteered, including Suzie Herman, Marcia Kurtz, Hal Ratner and Yossi Yaacobi. They also thank Cindy Simon and Ann and Scott Cobert for their invaluable help.

Although the Sankarys have never had children at the Lil Goldman Early Learning Center or Camp Shalom, they have helped make the JEA what it is today. Al said he and Rose donated because they believe in excellent Jewish and secular education for children. At the Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat event, Al and Rose demonstrated their support is stronger than ever, by making another $10,000 donation to the JEA. What a wonderful Chanukah gift to the JEA kids! Accolades to Rose and Al Sankary, the JEA’s Honorary Bubbie and Zaydie.

Robert Simon and the JEA board extend a hearty mazel tov to Shoshana Thoma-Isgur, fundraising chair of the JEA, for all of her hard work and leadership.

Yasher koach to Shoshana.

News and notes
Hadassah prez, Mona Karten, is on the job! It’s that time again for mah jongg cards. If you would like to buy one, please send your check for $6.50 (regular) or $7.00 (large print) to Barbara Weinberg, 4600 Westlake, Fort Worth 76132. Please make check payable to Barbara.

Hadassah has changed the date for the Girls’ Night Out to Jan. 17 at Mi Cocina. Look for the invitation in the next few weeks.

Speedy recovery wishes to Cynthia Labovitz.

Karen and Kal Silverberg and their kids, Stephen and Sarah, are ecstatic. They’ve finally convinced his folks, Elaine and Herb Silverberg, to become our-towners, after long years in Corsicana and Waco. The senior Silverbergs are comfortably residing at Broadway Plaza. The TJP adds our “welcome” greetings.

Michael Mooney, who has been stationed aboard a submarine carrier, spent the weekend here with his folks, Ruthie Bogart and Larry Currie, grandmother Ann Bogart, and members of their family. Michael is enroute back to his new station in New Hampshire, accompanied by his mom, who is sharing the driving for the long trip.

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