Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Showtimes Film Series Will Screen The Last Mentsch
Congregation Ahavath Sholom’s Showtimes Film Series will continue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27 with its fifth installment, The Last Mentsch.
The Last Mentsch is a piece of historical fiction following a man who denied his Jewish heritage all his life. After surviving the horrors of Auschwitz, he sought to forget the trauma by creating a new identity for himself in Germany, one without Jewish friends or ties. Now faced with his own mortality, he suddenly decides he wants to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. The Last Mentsch is a powerful emotional journey.
As usual, there is no cost, the films are Ahavath Sholom’s gift to the community and the popcorn and cold drinks are complimentary! A special “thank you” to the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County for supporting CAS’ 2015-2016 Showtimes Film Series.
Showtimes committee members are Liz Chesser, Hedy Collins, Lisa Laudato, Posy McMillen, Foster Owen, Arthur Pawgan, Jane Pawgan, Debby Rice, Reggie Rog, Naomi Rosenfield, Rena Seiden, Jayna Sosland, Jim Stansbury, Robin Stein, Sheila Stocker, Roz Vaden, Barbara Weinberg, Dianne Young, Stephanie Zavala, CAS President Ebi Lavi, and Michael Linn, CAS executive director.
For more information please call Congregation Ahavath Sholom at 817-731-4721.
— Submitted by Debby Rice
Daytimers Get up Close with Chagall Lithographs
Marc Chagall lithographs were on display for the Beth-El Daytimers to view and enjoy as they gathered for their monthly meeting March 16. After enthusiastically walking through the board room at Beth-El Congregation and viewing the special exhibit, Daytimers went into the Great Hall for lunch and a lecture, presented by Gail Granek. She detailed the high points of Chagall’s life and, in particular, the methodology behind the lithographs in the exhibit.
With 40 Daytimers attending, the Great Hall was filled with conversation about the exhibit. A lively question-and-answer session concluded this event.
Next month, the Daytimers will meet April 20. This time they are invited to hear and see Paul Anka’s Night of a Lifetime, the historic performance he performed at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The prolific composer, singer, entertainment arranger, author and actor’s career spans almost 60 years.
Paul Anka offers 20 of his best in a 71-minute show. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this free performance.
Lunch is available with a reservation for $5 or you can bring your own and simply enjoy the performance. Lunch will be catered by Ming Wok and offers a choice of beef chow mein, chicken with mushrooms or veggies with tofu. Egg roll and brown rice is included. As always, coffee, tea and snacks are also offered.
To make your reservation call Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736. He will take your credit card info and reserve a place for you.
— Submitted by Larry Steckler