Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Stryer, Levine back from Galápagos
Debbie (Stryer) and Larry Levine just returned from a 10-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands. It was an amazing experience that started out by going to the middle of the world in Quito, Ecuador.
From there on to the islands where the Stryers experienced nature at its finest. “There were so many animals and birds that can only be found on the Galápagos.
“From Blue Footed Boobies to iguanas, sea lions, penguins, dolphins, flying fish, huge 100-plus-year-old tortoises and many more. Pretty remarkable!
“It was an exhausting trip but so worth it,” Debbie said.
Enjoyable lunch out
Who doesn’t love a Costco combo meal?
Kincaid’s Hamburgers, a longtime favorite of Fort Worthians, has a tagline that says, “Where friends meet to eat.”
Well, it seems that Costco is also a place that many community members catch up with each other. Dr. Carole Rogers, director of Jewish Family Services, had hot dogs and a nice visit with Elsie Blum and Bootsie Coggan recently.
Just as they were about to finish, Cindy Simon came by and ordered yogurt for everyone. It was an unexpected but delightful get-together for everyone.
Memorial Day service honoring Jewish War Veterans
The Martin Hochster memorial Post 755 invites everyone to attend its annual Roll of Honor service at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 28, in the Kornbleet Chapel of Ahavath Sholom Cemetery, 415 North University Drive, Fort Worth. This service will honor the fallen Jewish veterans of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. By attending, you will remember the sacrifices made in defending our nation by our Jewish veterans. Jewish War Veterans has been honoring the congregants from all the synagogues for many years. They invite the families of the Jewish veterans to attend the ceremony that honors their loved ones. The guest speaker will be J. P. Hogan, Col. (Ret.) U.S. Army, executive vice president, Association of the U.S. Army for Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Academic grant program
Please remember that the Fort Worth B’nai B’rith Chapter offers two academic grants of $1,000 each: one for academic achievement and one for BBYO participation. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 30, 2017. Eligibility period is for high school seniors graduating between December 2016 and June 2017. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or university. For more information, contact your rabbi or Dr. Barry Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org for application.
Additional grant available
The Jewish War Veterans (JWV) of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma is offering a $1000 grant to relatives of active or deceased JWV members. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 30, 2017. Eligibility period is for high school seniors graduating between December 2016 and June 2017. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college or university.
Contact Dr. Barry Schneider at email@example.com for applications.