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Posted on 17 March 2011 by admin

New 2011 officers of Temple Emanu-El Couples Club installed

At the recent annual meeting and gala held at Prestonwood Country Club, the new officers of the Temple Emanu-El Couples Club for 2011 were installed.

The new presidents for 2011–2012 are Jeanne and Ronnie Isaacson. Co-vice-presidents-elect are Toni and Frank Aaron and Eileen and Thurman Ray. Co-vice-presidents (social) are Edie and Paul Singer and Carol and Lee Zak. Co-vice-presidents (membership) are Frances Sue and Morton Schneider, Sarah Yarrin and Jack Repp. Secretaries, Carole and Barry Cohen. Treasurers, Sandra and Dan Gorman. Sunshine, Joyce and Jerry Zellman. Parliamentarians, Joan and Malcolm Shwarts. Publicity, Renee and Buddy Gilbert.

The Temple Emanu-El Couples Club, founded 22 years ago, is a social club open to all Jewish members of the community.  One of the couple must be 55 years of age or older.  If interested in joining, call Frances Sue or Morton Schneider, 972-398-1771, or Sarah Yarrin or Jack Repp, 214-361-0486.

Rabbi Nancy Kasten to lead Hadassah education program, March 24

Explore the diversity of Israeli women’s experiences and the issues confronting them: Women of the Wall, on the bus, in the army and as the pin-up girl. Rabbi Nancy Kasten will lead a Hadassah education program on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Aaron Family JCC Senior Lounge, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. The session will be followed by election of next year’s board of directors and a dessert reception in appreciation of Hadassah’s life members. The Nominating Committee slate for the 2011–2012 board is as follows: president, Terri Schepps; co-OVPs, Linda Steinberg and Jo Zeffren; co-VPs of communications, Robin Moss and Sara Steinman; co-VPs of fundraising, Susie Avnery and Robyn Mirsky; co-VPs of health and education, Francine Daner and Marcy Helfand; co-VPs of membership, Marjorie Rosenberg and Sunny Shor; co-VPs of programming, Robbie Epstein and Margie Shor; treasurer, Amy Applebaum; assistant treasurers, Maureen Brenner and Ety Friedman; secretary, Anna Segal; Nominating Committee chair, Barbara Moses. This program is free of charge and open to the community, but RSVP is required because space is limited. Please RSVP to Marcy Helfand at marcy@helfandpc.com or 972-392-9288. If you need a ride, call Susie Avnery at 469-288-8875.

‘Circumcise Me’: New comedy on the cutting edge comes to Dallas

For one night only, “Circumcise Me” — a new comedy on the cutting edge, a perfect blend of genuine sentiment and hilarious one-liners — is coming to Dallas, Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Zale Auditorium at the J, 7900 Northaven Road.

Prepare yourself for a wild evening of nonstop laughter and outrageous fun when, following an extended off-Broadway run, Yisrael Campbell stars in his hilarious one-man show that recounts his spiritual journey stretching across four decades, two continents and three circumcisions.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (senior adults, $20 in advance, $25 at the door) and may be ordered online at jccdallas.org or by calling 214-739-2737.

“Circumcise Me,” based on the documentary film shown at the Jewish Film Festival of Dallas two years ago, is a rare collision of comedy and theater that will have you howling with laughter and, in the end, standing up to cheer! It is poignant, provocative and powerfully witty, the true and truly unforgettable story of an average Irish, Italian Catholic kid from Philly, comic actor, sober alcoholic, recovering drug addict, husband, father, Reform, Conservative, Unorthodox, Orthodox Jew.

The steering committee for this event includes ori and Joel Alhadef, Susan and Ken Bendalin, Zvi Drizin (Intown Chabad), Kellilyn and Andy Dropkin, Kathryn and Bob Frish, Vered and Moshe Golan, Ynette and Jim Hogue, Angela and Gary Horowitz, Florence and Larry Kramer, Carol and Mark Kreditor, Brenda and Peter Marcus, Zelda and Shawn Mash, Barry Mellman, Lori and Trace Ordiway, Myra and Stuart Prescott, Stephanie and Dan Prescott, Ruth and Alan Shor,  Zev Shulkin, and Andy Schultz.

Serving up service in Dallas

J-Serve is a national day of Jewish youth service. Since 2005, J-Serve has been a part of Youth Service America’s Global Youth Service Day weekend. J-Serve provides teens with the opportunity to fulfill the Jewish values of gemilut chasadim, acts of loving kindness; tzedakah, just and charitable giving; and tikkun olam, the responsibility to repair the world. Across the globe, teens will join each other to make their community and the world a better place. The Dallas J-Serve event will be held on April 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Aaron Family JCC and is open to teens in grades seven through 12. There are many choices of community service projects teens can sign up for. To register or for more information, go to www.jserve.org and search “Serving up Service in Dallas.” Registration begins March 27.

Pre-Passover seminar and roundtable at DATA

DATA presents an opportunity you won’t want to “pass-over”: a two-part pre-Passover seminar and roundtable discussion. On Tuesday, April 5, 7:30–9 p.m., take a “Trip-Tik to the Seder,” and one week later on April 12, also 7:30–9, come gain “Insights for a Meaningful Seder Experience.” The story of the Exodus is laced with traditions, commentary and song. These classes will give you all you need to achieve a meaningful Passover experience. For more information, please call 214-987-3282. DATA is located at 5840 Forest Lane in Dallas.

Rabbi Tovia Singer coming to town to give free lecture

Rabbi Tovia Singer will be in Dallas for a lecture on Sunday evening, March 27, 7 to 10 p.m. The renowned anti-missionary activist and educator is coming to town to promote the revised edition of his book. There is no admission charge. The lecture will take place at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, 8051 LBJ Fwy. For further details, please call DATA at 214-987-3282.

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