Around The Town: Clean up Trinity Park, Words to Action, Havdallah and JWI

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

Tarrant County Programs

This Sunday, April 3, will be a busy day in the Tarrant County Jewish community with a number of programs on tap.
First is Super Sunday. Volunteers will be calling past and potential donors to the Federation from two locations, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth and Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville. The Federation is vital to the longevity of our local Jewish community as well to Jews abroad.
Answer the call on Sunday. Volunteer opportunities are also available with shifts from 10:30 a.m. to noon, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
For more information, call Bob Goldberg, 817-569-0892.

Clean up Trinity Park with Mayor Betsy Price

The PJ Library invites the community to join Mayor Betsy Price in cleaning up Trinity Park from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Meet at Trinity Park Pavilion 3.

ADL Words to Action Training

The ADL has developed an interactive education program for pre-college students designed to empower and equip 11th- and 12th-graders with constructive and effective responses to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on campus.
These include anti-Israel incidents, prejudiced comments, hate speech/free speech, bias in the classroom, anti-Semitic vandalism and Holocaust denial. The training is limited to 40 students and will held at Beth-El Congregation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3. Interested students should contact Ilana Knust at to get the form, which will need to be filled out and returned as soon as possible.

Havdallah at Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel will host a family Havdallah and dinner, Saturday, April 2. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the evening will conclude by 8:30 p.m. with a Havdallah service. The program will include making a Havdallah candle and spice pouch as well as designing a Kiddush cup. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker will teach everyone how to do a Havdallah service. The program is free and open to the community and made possible from a grant from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

JWI to Hold Musical Program

Marian and Julian Haber are looking forward to the open public musical program hosted by Jewish Women International at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Congregation Beth-El, Fort Worth.
Three talented musicians from San Antonio will entertain with songs of Shabbat and Broadway musical selections. The soprano is the Habers’ daughter, Dr. Susan Wynne, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who served as a cantorial soloist for two reform synagogues.
Greg Gonzalez, the tenor, is an accountant working in the business world. They will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Mike Stern, a retired physician. He chairs the Israel Task Force of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.
The Habers’ granddaughters (and Susan’s two daughters): Sarah Ghotbi is a senior in applied geoscience at Texas Christian University and plays the clarinet in the TCU marching band. Hannah Ghotbi is a sophomore at UT Dallas in geophysics, where she is president of Hillel.
Greg serves on the board of Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services in San Antonio. Mike is a member of the board of directors of Temple Chai, San Antonio. Susan, Mike and Greg perform throughout Texas.

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