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Dr. Carole Rogers to speak at next ‘Daytimers’ program

Danny Tobey, author of the new novel “The Faculty Club,” spoke at the “Daytimers” meeting Jan. 26 at Beth-El Congregation. Special guests were his parents, Beth-El members Dr. Martin and Judith Tobey; his wife Judith; and 2-week-old Nathan Tobey, who was on his first outing, just to hear his daddy speak. The group quickly purchased all the books that were available, but Danny has promised to autograph copies for the people who ordered extra copies.
Dr. Carole Rogers, director of Jewish Family Services, will take an in-depth look at the rapidly changing demographics in our Jewish community when she speaks to the “Daytimers” Wednesday, Feb. 9, at noon at Beth-El. The title of her talk — “The Changing Jewish Family: Are We Losing Our Culture and Our Children?” — zeroes in on the dilemmas faced by the changing generations.
Looking at our children and grandchildren, what happened to Jewish organizations, mah jongg and your favorite kugel recipe? The family landscape is changing. What does this mean for the future of Jewish traditions and Jewish values? Dr. Rogers has dealt with these issues in depth, and will share many of her insights into the changes in our family life and our community.
Lunch will be catered by Quiznos, and guests have a choice of pesto turkey on toasty bullet (slim baguette ciabatta bread), cantina chicken Sammy (chicken with mushrooms/onions on flatbread) or tuna melt on toasty bullet, plus chips and cookies, coffee or tea. Lunch is $9, or guests may attend for $4 for the program only.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Irv Robinson, 817-731-7447, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109.
The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

Beth-El WRJ brunch puts a witty focus on aging

Congregation Beth-El’s Women of Reform Judaism will be hosting the organization’s annual Donor Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Great Hall at Beth-El, located at 4900 Briarhaven in Fort Worth. Funds raised from the brunch benefit the temple’s religious school and other WRJ causes.
“To Life: An Ongoing Adventure” features guest speakers Drs. Janice Knebl and Tom Fairchild sharing information on the study of aging in our lives. Their knowledge, wit and humor will entertain you while keeping an energized focus on the essence of Judaism, life and living! Wonderful food, lots of friends and a silent auction will round out the morning festivities.
Minimum donation to attend is $50 per person, which includes the program and brunch. For questions and reservations, please contact Marla Parvey at 817-886-2677.

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