By Sharon Wisch-Ray
Now that our No. 1 son is a sophomore in Aggieland, I feel as though I am a veteran of the college shopping process. We were fortunate that Benjamin had many choices. As he mulled over his decision on where to matriculate, a chief consideration was the strength of the Hillel on campus.
Regardless of where your child goes to school and the number of Jewish students on any particular campus, a Jewish gathering place and reference point such as Hillel is vital.
This weekend, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County with financial support from the Dan Danciger-Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation will present a Hillel High School Fair at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 at Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road.
Among the schools participating are University of Texas at Austin, University of Oklahoma, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Houston, Rice University and Texas Christian University. For more information visit tarrantfederation.org.
Last weekend, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County hosted Shira Kline as the artist in residence for the community. Shira, aka ShirLaLa, traversed Tarrant County, making appearances at Beth Israel, Beth Shalom, Ahavath Sholom and Beth-El.
An award winning New York-based performer and Jewish music educator, The Jewish Week recently selected Shira as one of 2011’s “36 Under 36, The New ReEngineers” of Jewish life. She travels across the country and internationally delivering a dynamic, interactive program of joy and spirit, story and song.
Raised in the world of Jewish music and the tradition of Torah, Shira has worked for over a decade with a diverse array of Jewish communities to enliven rituals, holiday celebrations, and love for Jewish life and prayer. She blends words, story, and music to create a rich experience for children and adults alike.
This event was sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.
B’nai B’rith annual senior luncheon, 11 a.m., Nov. 20
Don’t forget next Thursday is the annual Thanksgiving luncheon sponsored by the Isadore Garsek Lodge of B’nai B’rith. RSVP to 817-569-0898.