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Posted on 29 January 2015 by admin

By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn

Marc Stanley and family host Alan Gross and Bonnie and Harold Rubinstein for brunch at The Legacy

Marc Stanley and family hosted recently released hostage from Cuba, Alan Gross, and his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Harold Rubenstein, for brunch at The Legacy Willow Bend last Sunday.

Family and friends were also in attendance.

While there, Gross was presented with the last pieces of art work that his late mother, Evelyn Gross, a former Legacy WB resident, created in the Legacy workshops that she participated in prior to her death.

Harold Rubinstein, Alan Gross and Bonnie Gross Rubinstein with Evelyn Gross’ art

Harold Rubinstein, Alan Gross and Bonnie Gross Rubinstein with Evelyn Gross’ art

Marc Stanley, Wendy Stanley, Alan Gross, Harold Rubinstein, Jack Hillebrand, Bonnie Gross Rubinstein and Cindy Stanley

Marc Stanley, Wendy Stanley, Alan Gross, Harold Rubinstein, Jack Hillebrand, Bonnie Gross Rubinstein and Cindy Stanley

Jody Dean to speak at the World Wide Wrap Sunday, Feb. 1

The men’s clubs of Dallas’ three Conservative synagogues will join together at Congregation Beth Torah Sunday, Feb. 1, for the World Wide Wrap.

The annual event, founded by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs and celebrated around the world, helps perpetuate the Jewish tradition of putting on tefillin for morning prayers. Members bring their children to minyan to teach them about the mitzvah of tefillin and demonstrate their importance in morning prayers.

In Dallas, the World Wide Wrap rotates among Anshai Torah, Shearith Israel and Beth Torah, which is this year’s host.

Services begin at 9 a.m. and will be followed by breakfast and an inspirational talk by Jody Dean, the longtime journalist and broadcaster who currently hosts the morning show on KLUV.

The event is free and the public is welcome. Beth Torah is located at 720 W. Lookout Dr. in Richardson, near the crossroads of Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway. For more information, call the synagogue at 972-234-1542.

Congregation Tiferet Israel to hold Tu B’Shevat Seder and Shabbat dinner

Tiferet Israel Congregation will hold a Tu B’Shevat Seder and Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 6 immediately following Kabbalat Shabbat services, which begin at 5:30 p.m. In addition to a traditional Tu B’Shevat program, a representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will give a special presentation.

This event is open to the public at a cost of $18 per person over the age of 13, $5 for children ages 3 through 12, and children under 3 are free. RSVPs are required. Please contact the Tiferet Israel office at 214-691-3611 to make reservations or with any further questions.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries, including Israel, to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters. For more information, visit

Jennifer (Jen) Berman is delighted to be representing the JDC at Tiferet’s Tu B’Shevat Seder. She works for JDC Entwine, the young adult division of JDC, where she supports JDC Entwine Learning Networks for young adults in NYC, DC, Boston, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and London. Additionally, Jen has staffed a number of JDC Entwine global immersive experiences for college students to communities throughout Europe and Israel.

Temple Shalom Brotherhood fetes Mary Pat Higgins with Shalom Award

The Temple Shalom Brotherhood is showing its appreciation to Mary Pat Higgins for making a difference. The Dallas Holocaust Museum will be honored in addition to its president and CEO, Higgins, who has taken the Museum to new heights in its mission to teach crucial lessons of humanity. The event will take place on Feb. 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas. For additional information, please contact Temple Shalom.

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