By Sharon Wisch-Ray
I am super proud of my nephew, Jacob Wisch, son of Judy Wisch, and grandson of the late Rene and Jimmy Wisch. Jacob appeared on Channel 11’s morning broadcast at 6:45 a.m. last Thursday, Oct. 10, sharing his story about bullying. If you missed the broadcast, you can catch it at http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/9399349-students-bullying-poem-gets-attention/.
Jacob wrote a moving poem when he was 12 about his experience on both sides of bullying. His mom had the poem made into posters, which were distributed to middle schools and high schools throughout North Texas. Jacob incorporated this into a mitzvah project.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Jacob’s story is not unique. Often times, kids who are bullied by others end up bullies themselves. Jacob is now 15 and a freshman at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. Also attending Booker T. and now a sophomore is Jordan Gernsbacher, daughter of the late Toni and Harold Gernsbacher.
Save the Date: Nov. 3
The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Federation office, 4049 Kingsridge Road.
This is a great opportunity to bring the whole mishpachah and meet new Federation Director Bob Goldberg and his family. There will be refreshments, good conversation and a few surprises.
For more information, contact Cindy Simon at 817-569-0892.
Mystery Dinner is tons of fun
I’ve been trying to work in photos from the Murder Mystery Dinner for a couple of weeks now, and I finally have a little space. Angie Kitzman tells me that the event was well attended and most everyone got into the Roaring ‘20s spirit.
Rockin’ Ruach Shabbat
Next Friday evening, Oct. 25, Congregation Ahavath Sholom will hold Rockin’ Ruach Shabbat at 6 p.m. Cantor Shoshana Abrams will lead the congregation and guests in a lively family-oriented service. An Oneg Shabbat will follow.
In the CAS newsletter, Cantor Abrams wrote this month, “Please join me as I lead our community in a lively, family oriented, joyous musical service together with our fantastic ruach-stars musicians. Come and celebrate Shabbat through music! While the voice is a versatile instrument which inspires prayer, musical instruments bring a whole new dimension to the prayer experience and I invite you all to take part in this very powerfully spiritual experience on a monthly basis here at CAS.”
Yasher Koach Cantor, it sounds like fun!