Around the Town

Hadassah of Fort Worth marks another successful event with Dr. Maria Sirois

An intimate gathering of 50 women of all ages from around the Metroplex came to Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth on Sunday, Nov. 7, to attend Hadassah of Fort Worth’s “A Community-Wide Women’s Celebration II — Continuing the Journey: A Women’s Retreat with Dr. Maria Sirois.” No one left disappointed.
The small-group break-out format worked perfectly, allowing participants to share and discuss individually and then reconnect within a larger group on key aspects of flourishing and coming to understand how one’s own personal growth is absolutely necessary for themselves and the world around them.
“We all long to have a river of nourishment rushing through, and to be that river for others, we must first love and honor ourselves,” Dr. Sirois explained.
Hortense Deifik, a longtime Fort Worth resident and past president of Hadassah’s Fort Worth chapter who also attended Dr. Sirois’ first program last year, noted: “Dr. Sirois pointed out to every woman their individual worth, and by doing this, we recognized how important we are to perform good and rightful deeds in the causes that need attention. I’m so grateful that Hadassah has brought her to Fort Worth. Hadassah is as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.”

Beth-El Boomers have a night out with dinner and a play

Jim Stanton tells the TJP, “The Congregation Beth-El Boomers had another successful event this month. They kicked off the evening with a dinner in Sundance Square, then enjoyed ‘Bright Ideas’ at the Circle Theatre. After the play the group joined the director and cast for wine, dessert and conversation.
“For their next event, on Saturday, Feb. 5, the group will be going out for dinner and then a Fort Worth Brahmas hockey game.”

Enjoy the music of Rabbi Neal Katz at the Chanukah celebration!

Come celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah at Beth-El Congregation and enjoy the music of Rabbi Neal Katz from Tyler. Neal has been a songleader and Jewish musician for over 18 years and has recorded four CDs of his music. His newest, “Be a Light — Chanukah Songs for Grown-Ups” features the hit song “On the Air.” He is a wonderful teacher and storyteller, and looks forward to celebrating Chanukah with the Tarrant County community.
The event will take place Saturday night, Dec. 4, beginning with a 6 p.m. menorah lighting; participants will walk across the street to light the outdoor chanukiot and say the blessings at Ahavath Sholom and the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. This will be followed by a latke supper prepared by the Beth-El Brotherhood (requested minimum contribution of $5 per person). The evening will continue with the concert at 7:30.
This event is sponsored by Congregations Ahavath Sholom and Beth-El of Fort Worth, Beth Israel of Colleyville and Beth Shalom of Arlington, as well as by the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Y’all come on down!

Get some hot ideas for the kitchen

Don’t forget to join Holly Clegg, daughter of Ruthie and Jerry Berkowitz, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Costco on Bryant Irvin Road. Holly will be signing copies of her new book, “Too Hot in the Kitchen.” You can pick up a few for Chanukah gifts and get some Thanksgiving shopping done as well.

‘Jewish Believe It or Not’

It’s not too late to join Rabbi Gary Perras for his new adult education class, “Jewish Believe It or Not,” which began Nov. 17. Participants will examine Jewish beliefs and superstitions about life after death, heaven and hell, the eternal soul, resurrection of the dead, angels and demons, Satan, divine providence, miracles, the evil eye, etc. The class will meet every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Ahavath Sholom.

Speedy recovery

At press time, speedy recovery wishes to Morty Herman, Merri Sadow, Elizabeth Vann Stenzler, Rhoda Stryer and Edythe Cohen.

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