Around the Town
By Amy Wolff Sorter

In last week’s column, I’d written that Rosalie Schwartz suffered a stroke while visiting her daughter, Arlene Levy, in Houston. Rosalie’s son, Lewis Schwartz, responded by clarifying what actually happened.
Seems as though Rosalie was actually at Seton Hospital in Austin on July 19, awaiting the birth of her great-grandson, Harlan Cash Schwartz, when she suffered her stroke. She was rushed to Seton’s emergency room for immediate treatment and, on July 28, was moved to The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research’s Memorial Hermann in Houston, where she is undergoing therapy.
Meanwhile, baby Harlan is doing fine, as are the parents, Toby and Dana Schwartz. Thank you, Lewis, for sending this update — our wishes go to Rosalie for a complete recovery.

Beat the heat!

During the past few weeks, I’ve been running news about Fort Worth Hadassah’s upcoming event on from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the studio of Etty Horowitz, 6628 Sahalle Dr. in Mira Vista.
This past week, Jane Cohen was nice enough to provide more information about this social — ice cream sandwiches and floats, similar to those served by Sweet Sammy’s on W. 7th Street in Fort Worth, will be in play. I’m salivating already. But the important aspect of this social is that participants will receive updates about some of Hadassah’s medical milestones.
In other words, schmoozing, treats and some really good information — all for just $10. Sounds like a really nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon in late August. For information, or to make your reservation, contact Jane Guzman Pawgan at 817-292-5578 or email her at

The travels of Fredi Stryer

Debbie Stryer-Levine tells us that her sister, Fredi Stryer, recently returned from a trip with friends to Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; and New York City.
While in the Big Apple, Fredi and her friends visited Ellis Island and Ground Zero and saw “Once” on Broadway. Also on the agenda were shopping and eating, and Debbie writes that everyone had a terrific time. I can well believe it — it sounds like it was a lot of fun.

And the travels of cousins

Zev Shulkin of Dallas, Lauren Gilbert of Arlington and Houdi Gilbert of Arlington — all cousins — are traveling in Israel this summer. | Photo: Courtesy Carole Rogers

We’re told that Lauren and Houdi Gilbert of Arlington are traveling in Israel this summer with their cousin, Zev Shulkin of Dallas. Lauren is the daughter of Cynthia and Burton Gilbert and the granddaughter of Sara Betty Gilbert and Sonny Lerner. Houdi is the son of Moshe and Ricki Epstein, while Zev is the son of Fredell and Allan Shulkin. Happy travels, cousins.

Happy birthday!

The following folks are celebrating birthdays this month. If I left anyone out, please let me know.
Joyce Abramowitz
Sylvia Aderman
Julie Berman
Marvin Blum
Claudia Boksiner
Sara Blanc
Lia Bloom
David Brister, III
Kevin Cooper
Benjamin Cristol
Hili Dackman
Elizabeth Gordon
Marian Haber
Gerald Hecht
Eileen House
Terry Jolly
Frances Kleiman
Amit Krompass
Eric Kuptsin
Beverly Labovitz
Paul Labovitz
Ebrahim Lavi
Peter Lederman
Ethan Levi
Charles Levine
Richard Levine
Judi Massis-Leventhal
Carter Levy
Madelyn Luskey
Michael Luskey
Sophie Meeker
Joanna Meyer
Katherine Mintz
Sylvia Morgan
Michael Nason
Eva Rosenthal
Pat Rosenzweig
Sidney Roston
Easer Rovinsky
Sherwin Rubin
Karen Savitz
Myra Schussler
Elaine Schuster
Jim Stanton
Robin Stein
Gerald Zenick
Gene Vertkin
Sandra Williams

And finally

Thanks to everyone out there who is feeding me news — I appreciate it! Please keep it coming to me at Just as a reminder, “Around the Town” reports on news in Tarrant County — anything east of SH 360 should be directed to the attention of our fine publisher, Sharon Wisch-Ray, or managing editor Dave Sorter.

Leave a Reply