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Around the Town

Posted on 08 May 2014 by admin

By Sharon Wisch-Ray

I am looking forward to Mother’s Day Sunday, when I head to the Rangers game with Benjamin, Sam and Jimmy.

They think they are the lucky ones!

Wishing all of you mamalas a wonderful day with your families.

Yom HaShoah observance

More than 100 people joined together at Congregation Beth Shalom for the Annual Yom HaShoah observance. Dr. Julian Haber gave a thought-provoking talk about two American liberators. Some of our local teenagers had the opportunity to speak with Holocaust survivors.

The program was sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation and the Multicultural Alliance.

Tarrant County teens speak with Holocaust survivors as other members of the community look on.

Tarrant County teens speak with Holocaust survivors as other members of the community look on.

Daytimers will meet Wednesday

The Sylvia Wolens Daytimers will gather at noon, Wednesday, May 14 to lend an ear to Louise Lamensdorf. She will relate her experiences in becoming a noted Fort Worth chef and restaurateur. She will also be preparing a special luncheon for those who attend. The Daytimers program operates under the auspices of Fort Worth’s Beth-El Congregation, with support from the Jewish Federation. It provides weekday activities for those who are not comfortable or able to drive to evening activities. To join the mailing list, drop a note to daytimersFW@aol.com.

Dr. Bobby Brown signed autographs for Daytimers when he spoke at the monthly get-together in April.

Dr. Bobby Brown signed autographs for Daytimers when he spoke at the monthly get-together in April.

I am a bit behind on my reportage of last month’s Daytimers get-together submitted faithfully by Larry Steckler.

Hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks got more than 75 Fort Worth Daytimers into the spirit of the game as Dr. Bobby Brown, raconteur par excellence, spun more than an hour’s worth of his entrancing personal baseball experiences. Dr. Brown, a retired Fort Worth cardiologist, played baseball for the New York Yankees while studying medicine and earning his medical degree. He then went on to become president of the American League and later a vice president of the Texas Rangers.

Hugh Lamensdorf was the master of ceremonies for the day and Irv Robinson introduced Dr. Brown. Handling the incoming crowd at the door put Jacque Robinson and Lee Cohen to work. Edythe Cohen made sure that the crowd at the food table found everything they needed. As Bobby Brown related story after story about the people he played and roomed with, the entranced audience roared with delight as he offered up his personal interactions with baseball diamond stars that included Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Bob Feller. Dr. Brown also included several fascinating personal medical experiences along the way. There is not room here to include even a small sampling of his humor, but be aware, if you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, do not miss it.

Some in the audience wore baseball-themed clothing to keep the mood alive. Dr. Brown autographed some baseballs, baseball caps, and whatever else folks presented for his signature. It was a truly exceptional event.

Press notes

Glimpsed May 1 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas were Susan Gilbert, Gail Granek, Joan Katz, Jeanie Luskey, Susan Luskey, Sandra Luskey, Rozanne Rosenthal, Roz Rosenthal, Selma Sherman and Dr. Carole Rogers.

They were in Big D for the JFS Dallas Woman to Woman Luncheon featuring Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M, was at her salty best and it was a fun afternoon for the 1,400-plus attendees in support of Jewish Family Service.

At the AIPAC breakfast held at the Intercontinental Hotel Sunday, it was great to see Elaine and Jim Stanton, Ellen and Bernie Appel, Bob Goldberg, and Kal and Karen Silverberg. I’m sure there were more among the 1,100 folks that gathered in support of Israel.

Seeing y’all sure brightened this writer’s day.

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