Around the Town

JEA to honor Rosenfields

Just a reminder that Naomi and Mark Rosenfield will be honored by JEA this weekend. The 2011 Bubbe and Zayde tribute will take place this Saturday, April 30, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 4050 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.
Guests will enjoy an open bar, hor d’oeurves and desserts. Tickets cost $25 each and the dress is cocktail attire. For more information, contact JEA director Patricia White at 817-737-9898 or

Exciting course being offered at Chabad of Fort Worth

Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World will begin on Monday, May 11 and run for the next six Wednesdays through June 15. It will explore the Gift of Rest, how the gift of Shabbat provides a sense of self-worth; the Gift of Investment, how Shabbat is the culmination of a week’s work and how people can get the most out of life’s experiences; and the Gift of Love, discussing how the Shabbat candles and heightened spiritual awareness on Shabbat illuminate the need to value the uniqueness of others, while also investing in family and interpersonal relationships.
Each class will take place from 7:30p.m. to 9 p.m. It costs $89, with 10 percent discount if paid before May 4. It has been made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Students can register by visiting
Chabad of Fort Worth is located at 5659 Woodway Drive. For more information, call 817-263-7701.

Texas Boys Choir to Appear at “Daytimers”

The next event for Daytimers will be a presentation of The Texas Boys Choir Town Choir on Wednesday, May 11, at noon at Beth-El Congregation. The Town Choir is one of two choirs in the Texas Boys Choir’s training program for young singers. It is composed of boys in grades five through eight.
The choir sings in up to 3-part harmony and, as the name suggests, performs locally throughout the academic year in a variety of entertainment settings.
Lunch will be a pizza and salad buffet catered by Palio’s Pizza Café. The lunch will include assorted pizza and Palio’s dinner salad or caesar salad, cookies, tea or coffee. Cost is $9 per person, or guests may attend just for the program at $4 per person.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817 927-2736, or Irv Robinson, 817 731-7447. Checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76109.
The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

Central High School presents “The Survivor” May 3

The Central High School Theatre Department will perform “The Survivor” on Tuesday, May 3 at the Scott Theatre, 3505 W. Lancaster Ave. at 7:00 p.m. Parking for the Scott Theatre is in the Western Heritage Parking Garage or in the surface lots surrounding the Arts Center, for approximately $5.00.
This gripping drama takes place in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. A group of determined teenagers organize to resist the Nazis. They begin by smuggling food into the ghetto. Eventually, they form the nucleus of the Warsaw uprising. These heroic young people make a pact: if anyone survives their dreadful ordeal, he or she will tell the story of what happened to them. There was only one survivor, and this is the story he told.
The Central High School Theatre Department selected this play for the UIL one-act competition. For the past two years, Central has made it to state competition and this performance made it to the district competition. The company’s musical this year, “13,” about a boy about to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah while moving from NYC to a small town in Indiana, just received 8 Betty Buckley Award nominations for outstanding high school theatre, one of which is for best show.
This performance, which is free and open to the community, is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County with financial support from the Tandy/Posy McMillen Endowment for Holocaust Education, the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation and the Multicultural Alliance.

Tarrant Area Food Bank receives national recognition

Tarrant Area Food Bank, a member of the national food bank network Feeding America, has received, for the second consecutive year, the national organization’s Model Food Sourcing Program of the Year award. This year’s award recognizes the Food Bank’s newly developed “Store Donation Road Show,” a presentation made by Food Bank staff to educate and thank staff of grocery stores donating fresh and frozen foods to the Food Bank. The Road Show helped increase grocers’ donations of perishable foods 125 percent and elevate monetary grants from stores 157 percent, according to Jim Macphearson, food industry liaison for Tarrant Area Food Bank.
Each year, Feeding America acknowledges a member food bank that finds a new or innovative approach to securing more food and grocery products for their community while utilizing a reasonable amount of funding and staff contributions. The recognized program serves as a model that other member food banks can replicate to help them feed more people in their own communities.
The Model Food Sourcing Program of the Year is one of several Hunger›s Hope Awards given each year at the Feeding America Network Summit, where Tarrant Area Food Bank’s executive director, Bo Soderbergh, recently accepted the award.

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