Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Daytimers get their fill of election analysis
Thirty Daytimers filled the room to listen intently to TCU Professor Donald Jackson express his thoughts about the upcoming presidential election only a few weeks ahead. The Daytimers were expecting Professor Jim Riddlesperger, but a last-minute conflict took him off the agenda and Jackson took his place with a fascinating and effective presentation.
Responding to questions, the Daytimers audience wanted more, but finally, discussion had to end so the professor could make his next class. The insights offered about the voting populace, and especially here in Texas, made for fascinating listening and careful consideration.
On Oct. 19, Daytimers will present JFS professional staffers Dr. Carole Rogers and Hedy Collins. Dr. Rogers is the director of Jewish Family Services and Hedy is its Senior Program director. Their fun, engaging and interactive presentation will help you find an abundance of free and discounted items and services aimed at you and your needs.
Also on hand will be Patrick Hanna, who will demonstrate a Clear Captions telephone. It has a screen that prints out your conversation and is available to all hearing-impaired people. If you are qualified, it is available, installed, free. And there are no monthly charges for this service or the telephone itself.
A soup and sandwich lunch will be catered by Rich Hollander — the soup a hot mushroom barley — the sandwich a multi-cheese grilled attraction.
For reservations, call coordinator Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736. The program is free (but we need to know if you are coming), lunch is $5 and includes coffee, tea, cookies and snacks.
Rabbi Ken Kanter: scholar in residence
Rabbi Ken Kanter led three interesting programs last weekend at Tarrant County’s Reform synagogues, made possible with support from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Rabbi Kanter spoke Friday night at Beth-El in Fort Worth, Saturday morning at Beth Israel in Colleyville and Saturday night at Beth Shalom in Arlington. Rabbi Kanter’s Selichot program Saturday focused on the music of Tin Pan Alley and included the participation of clergy members from all three synagogues.
Ahavath Sholom religious school students bake lots of challah
We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Ahavath Sholom religious school students would be baking yontif challah for a fundraiser. The baking began Sunday, Sept. 25, when 50 students and many adults baked about 120 loaves of challah. “It was very successful and a fun way for everyone to get involved and in the spirit of the holy days,” said Cantor Shoshana Abrams Kaikov.
Learn about Liz Taylor at the JWI monthly meeting in October
JWI will hold its next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Beth-El Congregation. Dr. Jane Pawgan will speak about Elizabeth Taylor. There will be an opportunity after the presentation to ask questions. JWI welcomes everyone the first Wednesday of every month at Beth-El for a bagel and coffee and an interesting discussion.
Chabad of Arlington to host Rosh Hashanah dinner
Rabbi Levi and Rishi Gurevitch will host a traditional four-course dinner following services at Chabad of Arlington on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Guests will love the delicious gourmet food, which will include all of the holiday favorites, as well as many Rosh Hashanah delicacies,” said Rebbetzin Gurevitch.
Services begin at 7 p.m. and reservations are required for dinner. Services are free; however, cost for dinner is $36 per adult and $18 for children under 12. For more information about this or any other Chabad event, please feel free to contact Chabad at 817-451-1171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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