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June 10: ‘Kid s Who Care’ brings show to ‘Daytimers’

Next event for the “Daytimers” will be a presentation by the audition musical theatre company, “Kids Who Care.” Founding Director Deborah Jung will bring 50 members of the current “Kids Who Care” Resident Company. Kids from across the Metroplex, ages 6-18, are part of this audition musical theatre company and perform 30 to 40 times each year across the Metroplex and across the country. They will present their original musical; “Let My Heart Sing,” Wednesday, June 10, at noon at Beth-El Synagogue.
Whether singing on the American Airlines Wish Flight, a Girls and Boys Club in Chicago, or New York’s Lamb’s Theatre off Broadway, “Kids Who Care” fills any room with fresh energy and hope. The group will be introduced by Sylvia Wexler, whose granddaughter Kim Garoon had a starring role with the company before she left for college. The “Kids” will brown bag picnic with the “Daytimers,” and some members have expressed interest in bringing their grandchildren to join us for the event.
Lunch will be catered by Boopa’s Bagel Deli. Guests will have a choice of Turkey & hummus on Sesame Bagel, Chicken Salad on Honey Wheat Bagel, or Cream Cheese and Lox on Pumpernickel Bagel, plus chips, cookies, coffee or tea. Boopa’s is a favorite bagel supplier for the community, and people may order bagels delivered with the lunches by calling Boopa’s at 817-232-4771. Lunch is $9, or guests may attend for program only for $4 person.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817 927-2736, or Sylvia Wexler, 817 294-1129, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76109.
The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Congregation Beth-El with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

JWV Post 755 remembers veterans on Memorial Day

Jewish War Veterans Post 755 conducted Memorial Day services for veterans at the Kornbleet Chapel at Greenwood Memorial Park, Ahavath Sholom Cemetery on Sunday, May 30. Gordon England, former Secretary of the Navy, Deputy Secretary of the State Dept. and the first Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security was the guest speaker. A role call of all Fort Worth Jewish veterans who have passed away was read.
Post Chaplain, Rabbi Sidney Zimelman will conducted the Hebrew memorial portion of the service. Kim Factor played Taps. On Thursday May 27, members of the Post placed American flags on the graves of all the Jewish members of our community who served their country at the Beth El and Ahavath Shalom sections of the cemetery as well as at Hebrew Rest and in Arlington.

Mazel Tov

Grandmother Sonja Stein of Fort Worth, and Aunt Sandra Stein of Livingston, N.J. recently returned from a three-week visit to Israel where they got acquainted with the family’s latest addition.
Guy Ayden Gannot was born April 29, 2010 to Michelle (Stein) Gannot and Shay Gannot of Ramat Hasharon, Israel. Guy weighed in at 7 lbs. Both Michelle and Guy are doing great.

Casa  Mañana announces 2010-2011 Broadway season

Casa Mañana’s 2010 – 2011 Broadway season at Casa Mañana Theatre has a great show for everyone. The 2010 – 2011 season includes: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” Sept. 11 – 19, the entertaining “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” starring Ruta Lee, Oct. 23 – 31, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s dynamic “Evita,” Feb. 5 – 13, 2011, and the irresistible hit “Hairspray,” Aug. 13- 21, 2011.
The season kicks off with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, Sept. 11 – 19. When Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Through her music and singing, she soon wins the children’s trust and their father’s affection. Maria and the Captain find themselves falling in love, but world events take precedent as Austria comes under the control of the Nazis. On Sept. 19, there will be a  sing-a-long version at 7 pm. This show is suitable for all audiences.
Ruta Lee returns to Fort Worth to star in the 1978 Tony Award-nominated hit stage play turned cinema classic “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Oct. 23 – 31. Set in fictional Gilbert, Texas, “Whorehouse “tells the story of Miss Mona Stangley, proprietor of the famed Chicken Ranch, as she and local sheriff Ed Earl Dodd fight to keep the doors open to the century – old brothel. This show is not suitable for all audiences, parental discretion is advised.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hit Broadway musical “Evita” brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former dictator Juan Peron. The story follows Eva from her young, ambitious beginnings to the enormous wealth and power she gained. Featuring the popular song, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” this moving and inspiring musical is not to be missed Feb. 5 – 13. This show is suitable for most audiences, parental discretion is advised.
Good Morning, Baltimore! It’s 1962, the ‘50s are out and change is in the air. Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. After winning a spot on a local TV dance program, she is transformed from outcast to teen celebrity. But can she vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the love of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do? Only in “Hairspray,” August 13 – 21, 2011. This show is suitable for most audiences, parental discretion is advised.
Season Tickets for Casa Mañana’s 2010 – 2011 Broadway season at Casa Mañana Theatre are on sale now. To subscribe, call the Casa Mañana box office at 817-332-2272, or visit the box office at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth. Season ticket packages start at $120 per person. For more information, visit

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