By Sharon Wisch-Ray
Welcome home to Elisa and David Nudleman who recently returned from a once in a lifetime trip to China and Japan. They loved the whole trip but the highlight may have been scaling the Great Wall — not the usual section where the tourists go — it turned out to be a five-hour exhilarating walk.
The Nudlemans went on the trip by themselves and had a personal tour guide show them the sites.
Elisa is the daughter of Vicky and Sal Mitrani of Fort Worth. David is the son of Rhea and the late Paul Nudleman also of Fort Worth. Their son Cameron elected to stay home and relax after studying hard at UT Austin in the fall.
Larry Steckler was kind enough to send a Daytimers update. Larry, the longtime companion of the late Barbara Rubin, has agreed to take on the programming and director responsibilities of the program, Barbara was so devoted to.
Sylvia Wolens Daytimers is a social, fun and learning organization founded by Sylvia Wolens that operates under the auspices of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
Every month Daytimers offers an opportunity to share lunch with others and enjoy a special speaker or travel to some interesting local destination. Reunion Tower in Dallas will be February’s destination.
Larry reports that this will not just be about seeing what’s below from hundreds of feet in the air. It’s also about what’s below the surface. Get a glimpse into the history, events and people that made Dallas what it is and what it will be.
All the streets stretched out below you will come to life and share their stories. Aerial views of the city, interactive pop ups and photos give you an insider’s view of Dallas and its neighborhoods. Here, guests will be free to explore the city’s retail stores, sports venues, parks, entrainment and arts. You can also learn more about landmarks, skyscrapers and public transportation.
Attendees will get to operate the high definition camera mounted outside the tower and call the shots. Whether up close or far away, frame the city just the way you want. Zoom in on a building or landmark and get an up close and personal view of the places that make Dallas tick.
Daytimers will meet at the TRE station here in Fort Worth and travel to Union Station in Dallas. From there it is a short underground walk to the tower. Daytimers can either brown bag their lunch on the train or dine at one of the restaurants in the tower. Bottled water and a bag of chips will be provided to all attendees.
The plan is to take the 12:12 p.m. train from the T&P (12:16 from the ITC) Station which arrives at Dallas Union Station at 1:10. The group will return to Fort Worth on the Number 20 train. If you choose to stay later there are other later trains available. Larry reports he likes the T & P station, since parking there is free.
Cost for the excursion is $22 and includes admission to the tower and round trip train fare, bottled water and chips.
There are three ways to pay and reserve. Call, Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736 or Hugh Lamensdorf at 817-738-1428; mail your credit card information or check (Please include ZIP code and security code) to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109; or reserve for yourself at www.bethelfw.org/donations.
Daytimers is supported by contributions from the community in addition to the Sylvia Wolens’ grant from the Federation. A new fundraising campaign has just begun and its chair Kenneth Baum has announced some exciting news.
“An anonymous donor has promised to match all contributions, up to $2500.” Should you choose to make a contribution now, its value will double. Contribute $25 and Daytimers will receive $50. Contribute $100 and Daytimers will receive $200. To contribute, send your check to the Beth-El Congregation and specify that it is intended for the Daytimers. The Daytimers thank you for your generosity.