Around the Town with Rene

Beth-El WRJ holds
two great events
Laurie Barker James tells the TJP that Beth-El’s Women of Reform Judaism held two wonderful events prior to Yom Kippur. The “First to Join” party celebrated the 100 women who joined WRJ in August and September. Held at the WineStyles Camp Bowie location, members got to renew acquaintances, meet new friends and wish each other Shanah Tovah with round challah and cupcakes from Fort Worth’s Cupcake Cottage. They also sampled five excellent wines: New Age White, an Argentinean vintage; Dry Creek Vineyard–Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc/Fume Blanc; Ravenswood Zen of Zin; (red) Zinfandel, Sonoma, Calif.; and another red called Educated Guess.
Linda Hochster especially liked the New Age White, saying the “bottle was as delicious-looking as the wine was delicious-tasting!” Luann Feld said she “loved the Zen of Zin!” However, many described the strongest red (Educated Guess) as “like licking an oak tree.”
The next week, WRJ Programs Chair Roberta Gerrick invited WRJ members (and their husbands) to Lightcatcher Winery for wine and jazz in the vineyard. A dozen members gathered under the shade of patio umbrellas on the winery’s flagstone terrace. The beautiful afternoon was complemented by good friends and the incredible atmosphere.
Fort Worth’s JEA celebrates High Holy Days
The Jewish Education Agency and Lil Goldman Early Learning Center celebrated a sweet Rosh Hashanah last week. The kindergarten class created honey pots with apple-topped spoons.
JEA preschoolers and kindergarteners also made tashlich at a local park. Led by the JEA’s HaMorah Rachel Yaacobi and Chabad Rabbi Dov Mandel, the children and parents heard the shofar and talked about the meaning of the rituals behind tashlich.
Ahavath Sholom to host
two holiday events
From Susan Fine we hear that Congregation Ahavath Sholom will host two outstanding holiday events. The first will be on Sunday, Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m. at CAS, 4050 S. Hulen. Rabbi Baruch Zeilicovich will teach an adult education class on Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, the three pilgrim festivals when historically the Jewish populace traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem. For information, contact Joann English, at 817-731-4721.
The second event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. The Simchat Torah celebration will feature a return engagement of the Kalinka Duo. Celebrants can dance with the Torah and hear the wonderful music of the Kalinka Duo. A spaghetti dinner and ice cream dessert are the menu for the event for only $5 per person. RSVP to CAS at 817-731-4721.

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