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JFS Thanksgiving luncheon delights 140 seniors

JFS Senior Director Hedy Collins filed the following report: “The annual Jewish Family Services Senior Program Thanksgiving luncheon, held Tuesday, Nov. 23, was a rousing success. The Isadore Garsek Lodge of B’nai B’rith International once again hosted the luncheon with Harry Kahn at the helm.
“The attendance was the best yet, with 140 happy senior citizens dining on roast chicken, potatoes, green beans almondine, cranberry sauce, wine and pumpkin pies and apple strudel for dessert. Wow! Barry Schneider, Federation president, led the blessings and Rabbi Gary Perras, interim rabbi at Ahavath Sholom, gave a closing talk.
“The Jewish Family Services Senior Program is looking forward to Friday’s festivities and feast: fresh homemade latkes fried by Joyce Dooley, hot dogs with trimmings with special presents and fun galore. There might even be a dreidel game going and entertainment by youngsters from the TESA school that is located at Beth-El.
“The Fort Worth Jewish community’s involvement is incredible. We are blessed with people who have adopted our JFS program as their charity of choice. Menorah Club, an offshoot of Jewish Women International, still meeting after over 20 years, has donated to the program with prizes and money as well as adopting some special people in need. Another dinner group also has helped with Chanukah by adopting special families as well as wrapping all the wonderful gifts that the JFS seniors and families receive. It doesn’t matter how old we are — it still takes a ‘village!’
“Please come and join the fun. We meet daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at Beth-El. Any questions, please call Hedy Collins, 817-296-3709.”

Corrine Jacobson addresses future teachers

Corrine Jacobson joined other members of the Fort Worth Chapter of Daughters of Abraham in addressing a class of future teachers about their three religions. Special interest is always shown to Judaism and the Islamic faith. They spoke at the South Campus of TCC.

Korenman family gets together for Thanksgiving

Etta and Michael Korenman were thrilled to have their family in Fort Worth for Thanksgiving. Son Adam flew in from Los Angeles, and Sarah from Chicago. Joey, Amy and the new addition, Layla, were in from Boston, and Etta from Israel. Said Etta, “We took advantage of Layla being here, to introduce her to her Fort Worth relatives. Sunday, following Thanksgiving, we invited the relatives to come and meet Layla!
“If seeing that beautiful face was not enough, we were treated to the delicious food catered by Aaron Boardman, kosher caterer par excellence. Ask Joey what food he wants, and it will be Mexican food, not available to his liking in Boston. Aaron created a tasty Mexican dairy menu topped only by his tres leches cake. Good food, loved ones — what more can you ask for!”

News and notes

Mazel tov to Hollace and Bruce Weiner on the best Chanukah present ever, the birth of their grandson Zeke Nathanial Siff, on Friday, Nov. 26 in New York City. Zeke weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. Speedy recovery wishes to Leah Vann, daughter of Marty and Elizabeth Stenzler, and to Joe Coggan, who broke his hip.

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