Around the Town
By Sharon Wisch-Ray

The Martin Hochster Jewish War Veterans Post 755 does yeoman’s work for our community. In observance of Memorial Day, the vets placed American flags on more than 100 Jewish graves throughout Tarrant County.
When the JWV Post 755 convenes at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 1 at Beth-El Congregation, U.S. House Representative Kay Granger (R-TX) will be presented with The Morton Herman Service to Veterans Award.
Rep. Granger has continuously strengthened our area’s contribution to America’s defense systems and supported efforts to provide for our servicemen and women not only on the battlefield, but when they return home as well.
Among other things, within the past two years, she worked hard with others to prevent the Texas National Guard C-130 squadron from being transferred to Montana from Joint Naval Reserve Base, Fort Worth.
In the past week, her legislation to give the Congressional Gold Medal to the Monuments Men just passed the House and Senate.
She has been the recipient of The Air Force Foundation Award and the Marine Semper Fidelis Award.
An installation of JWV officers for the coming year will follow. They are: Ron Sivernell, commander; Peter Levy, senior vice commander; Arnold Abrams, junior vice commander; Will Cutler, quartermaster; Rabbi Sidney Zimelman, chaplain; Nelda Sivernell, adjunct; Dr. Michael Bumagen, historian; Laurin Baum, ceremonies and flags; Marc Neerman, at large. Dr. Barry Schneider, commander of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma District Jewish War Veterans, will install officers. Assisting him will be George Sepp, past commander,  TALO District.
JWV 755 will also be giving special recognition to our surviving World War II veterans.

May: National Arthritis Month

I have been a Holly Berkowitz Clegg fan since her early days, when Trim and Terrific American Favorites was launched in 1996. Benjamin was in diapers, and those superfast, healthy recipes were exactly what I needed.
That cookbook is more than a little tattered now, but thank goodness Holly keeps cranking out winners both for our taste buds and our health. Her newest and 14th installment, published in April 2013 is “Trim and Terrific: Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.”
Did you know?

  • 46 million adults have a form of arthritis, that’s one in five adults
  • Two-thirds of the people that have diagnosed arthritis are under the age of 65
  • Arthritis is the second most frequently reported chronic condition

With more than 100 types of arthritis and no known cure, physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes, such as healthier eating and recipe preparation modification, are the best defenses to a condition that plagues many.
There are studies that support a diet high in anti-oxidants and omega 3’s help to fight inflammation which helps pain associated with arthritis.
Holly shared with the TJP that her father, Jerry Berkowitz, has had three hip replacements and suffers with arthritis and her mother, Ruth Berkowitz, fights osteoporosis, however, this pain can affect all ages. “From sitting at the computer to aging joints, I wrote this book to help people enjoy food while hopefully, eating to make a difference,” Holly said.
With chapters that include “No Fuss Foods,” “Bone Building” and “Spice Up Your Life” and recipes that are diabetic-friendly and gluten-free, you will be amazed at these simple, healthy and delicious recipes with less than 10 ingredients that will help to fight arthritis.
“Eating Well to Fight Arthritis” is available in your local bookstores, online and on Holly’s website, Sign up for Holly’s Monthly Menu Newsletter on her website.
Holly was kind enough to share three of her recipes — Honey Mustard Salmon, Watermelon and Tomato Salad and Curry Chicken with our readers. You can find these on our website at in the Around the Town section.
Holly has been extremely busy of late:

  • She signed a menu consulting agreement with Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge (the largest hospital in Louisiana) to offer cafeteria “Holly Clegg” specials and eventually provide menu options for patient services.
  • Holly’s book, “Eating Well Through Cancer,” is now available in Chinese and she is currently working on a Spanish edition.
  • She is working with Albertsons, Inc. to provide recipes for their weekly newsletter.
  • Holly has worked with Baylor Hospital in their cancer center and diabetes center giving cooking classes.
  • Holly and her husband Mike bought a second home in Dallas to be close to their grandson, Clegg Goldberg and his new baby brother, Kase Ryan, born on May 12. Her daughter is Courtney Goldberg who is married to Chad Goldberg.

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