Around the Town
By Sharon Wisch-Ray

Larry Steckler tells me that the Daytimers visit to BRIT in August has been canceled due to concerns about the heat. Instead Jane Pawgan will present “The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Taylor,” at the Daytimers monthly program, noon, Wednesday Aug. 13 at Beth-El Congregation.
Pawgan’s inside look at this famous, exciting, notorious woman who starred in numerous motion pictures and in the lives of her eight husbands is sure to add some heat to what already is likely to be a scorching day. Can you name Liz’s husbands?
The program will start with lunch at noon. Sprouts will be supplying the sandwiches. And of course, there will be chips, cookies, hot coffee and iced tea.
You will want to be there to hear and see the dramatic story of Liz Taylor’s life. Discover the films she starred in, the men she married, and whatever secrets Jan Pawgan has to share.
Do not wait until the last minute. Make your reservations today. Bring a friend or a table full of friends. You’ll be glad you did, and they will thank you for asking them. The program with lunch is $9 and $5 for the program only. Make your reservations by contacting Hugh Lamensdorf, 817-738-1428.

Application process open for Isadore Garsek B’nai B’rith Lodge # 269 annual scholarship awards

The Isadore Garsek B’nai B’rith lodge is now accepting applications for its two annual scholarships of $1,000 each.
Here are the details: Applicants must be high school seniors. Parents or guardians must be members of the Isadore Garsek Lodge and/or of an established Jewish congregation in Tarrant County. The parent or guardian must be a member in good standing for a period 12 months prior to submission of the application. Children of deceased parents are also eligible if the parent died while a member for at least 12 consecutive months.
The Academic Scholarship is competitive and will be awarded based on academic achievement. However, accomplishments, demonstrated interests and participation in both school-oriented and outside activities are also important considerations.
The BBYO Participation Scholarship is based on a comprehensive point system that rewards participation in BBYO. The applicant with the most points ultimately wins the scholarship.
All application requests must be made by Aug. 11, 2014 and completed applications postmarked by Aug. 31, 2014. Winners will be announced at the annual Jewish Person of the Year banquet Sept. 14 at Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S.Hulen St.
For more information, contact Dr. Barry Schneider at dr_ barrys@, your youth advisor, education director or rabbi.

The Texas Gypsies will perform at the B’nai B’rith Person of the Year dinner Sept. 14 at Ahavath Sholom. | Photo: Jason Williams - John Heiman - David Goodwin
The Texas Gypsies will perform at the B’nai B’rith Person of the Year dinner Sept. 14 at Ahavath Sholom. | Photo: Jason Williams – John Heiman – David Goodwin

Speaking of the Jewish Person of the Year dinner …

The scholarship announcements are just one portion of the Jewish Person of the Year evening, and as I’m sure you know, not the heavily guarded secret.
Last year’s recipient Dr. Carol Rogers will bestow the recognition on this year’s person of the year? Who will it be? To find out, you’ll have to attend the Sunday, Sept. 14 event.
This year’s dinner will be held at and catered by the shul. Music will be provided by the Texas Gypsies. Cost is $25 per person. Beer and wine will be available through additional ticket purchases.
For tickets or more information, contact Harry Kahn, 817-926-6566 or; Alex Nason,; or Marvin Beleck, Submit nominations for “Person of the Year” to Isadore Garsek Lodge, 4420 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Texas Jewish Arts Showcase

There is still time to check out the work of local Jewish artists at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. The Texas Jewish Arts Association Member Showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Satruday and runs through July 30.
The Texas Jewish Arts Association is a community of Jewish artists, art professionals and art enthusiasts.

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