Around the Town with Rene

Welcome a new week with a ventriloquist at Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Shalom will present “Havdallah: How to Welcome a New Week” in their Social Hall, 1211 Thannisch Drive in Arlington, on Saturday, March 7. The evening’s agenda includes Master Ventriloquist Nancy Burks Worcester and Friends, who will perform at 6 p.m. The Havdallah service, with dinner immediately following, is set for 6:30 p.m.
Come have fun at the
Community Purim Carnival!
Don’t miss this year’s Community Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 8 at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. Luncheon fee is $2.50.
Do all of the four mitzvot of Purim — reading the Megillah blessings, gifts for the poor (bring canned food), mishloach manot and the meal of Purim — and get five extra tickets. There’s fun for all, parents and kids, from noon to 3 p.m. Highlights of the carnival include Mordechai’s Muffin Game, Shushan Shuffleboard, Purim Plinko, Bounce House and much more.
Admission is free. Activity tickets will be sold at the door for 25 cents each or 25 for $5.
For more information, please call Mona Karten at the Federation Office, 817-569-0892.
The Community Purim Carnival is brought to you by the Jewish Federation with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.
‘The Case for Israel’ draws 150
Thursday evening, Feb. 26, found a throng of Fort Worthians assembled in the Zale Hall at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. They were there for the screening of the documentary film, “The Case for Israel: Democracy’s Outpost.” The event was an initiative of the Congregation Ahavath Sholom Men’s Club, under the leadership of Men’s Club President Peter Lederman. The film featured Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, engaging leading political, judicial and academic leaders from Israel and North America in honest and intelligent discourse on the critical challenges facing Israel and the West. It was produced by Gloria Z. Greenfield and Michael Yohay and directed by Michael Yohay. The 150 or so people who attended the program left with a better understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in particular and the effect of the events in the Middle East on the rest of the world in general. The event was co-sponsored by the CAS Men’s Club, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Congregation Beth-El, Temple Beth Shalom and the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. For more information on the Congregation Ahavath Sholom Men’s Club, please call the synagogue office at 817-731-4721.
CAS honors Religious School faculty and staff
On Friday, Feb. 27, during the Kabbalat Shabbat service, the faculty and staff of the Ahavath Sholom Religious School were honored by the congregation. The service began with the kindergarten students blessing and lighting the Shabbat candles. The service continued with students representing all grades leading songs and readings. The faculty and staff were addressed by both Rabbi Baruch Zeilicovich and Ann Cobert, the lead teacher and acting director of the Religious School. Both commented on the dedication and commitment to excellence of these remarkable individuals who are helping to mold the future of both Congregation Ahavath Sholom and the Jewish people. Ann presented the teachers and staff with gifts as tokens of the community’s appreciation. Following the service, the festivities continued with a chicken cacciatore dinner. It was a fun evening and a great start to Shabbat for all!

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