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Mark Kreditor returns to ‘Daytimers’ on June  15

Mark Kreditor at one of his Daytimers’ performances

The next event for “Daytimers” is the return appearance of Mark Kreditor with his “Jews of the American Songbook.”  His program will include songs from “Cabaret” to “Bye-Bye Birdie,” all written by Jewish composers.
This will be Kreditor’s fifth appearance for “Daytimers,” but the first one since 2008. The group is eagerly awaiting his unique blend of song and “schtick” from American Jewish composers.
Lunch will be catered by Jimmy John’s Sandwich Shop, and guests will have a choice of a turkey, tuna, or vegetarian sub sandwich.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Irv Robinson, 817-731-7447, 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 Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y is back at Cong. Beth El

On June 9 at 7 p.m., join Nora Ephron and Rebecca Traister as they discuss the future of politics, women’s issues and life.  The program is part of Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y and is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Nora Ephron is the author of the bestseller “I Feel Bad About My Neck” and most recently “I Remember Nothing.” Previous best sellers include “Heartburn,” “Crazy Salad” and “Wallflower at the Orgy.” She wrote and directed the hit movie “Julie and Julia” and has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for “When Harry Met Sally,” “Silkwood” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” Rebecca Traister is senior writer for “Salon,” where she has written about women in politics, media and entertainment since 2003, and where she covered the 2008 presidential campaign from a feminist perspective. She has also written for “Elle,” “The Nation,” “The New York Observer,” “Vogue” and “The New York Times.” Suggested donation is $3.

Nasons return from trip to Eastern Europe

Sophia and Alex Nason returned recently from a trip to Budapest and Prague. “We haven’t been to the Eastern Europe since we left Russia 30 years ago. Hungary is very close to the place we came from, so by going there we would get a feel without going back to Russia. Prague has a lot of history and it’s only seven hours on a train from Budapest,” said Alex. “In Budapest there is a relatively new monument (built in 200) ‘Shoes on the Danube Bank.’ It represents the shoes from Jews being killed by Germans. Germans made the Jews remove their shoes before killing them, and were using the shoes for themselves. Also, a very impressive site is the second biggest synagogue in the world.  In the backyard there is a house where Theodore Hertzl was born, as well as a Tree of Life where each leaf has an engraved name of a Jew killed in 1944.
In Prague the most memorable site was the oldest synagogue in Europe built in 1130 the Staranova synagogue where we went for the services on the Passover.” It sounds like it was an amazing trip! Welcome home to the Nasons.
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