Around the Town with Rene

Call me Pollyanna!

Each morning when I wake up, I thank God for the day ahead and when I close my eyes at night, I thank him for the wonderful day I’ve had. Needless to say, I try to put aside all my aches, discomforts and memory problems, because I’m in Big D now, near my four wonderful daughters, a splendid son-in-law, eight grandchildren and their devoted spouses and eight great-grandchildren. I have my son, Steve, and his fabulous wife, Fern, in Houston; a grandson, Ari, in San Antonio; another grandson, Ethan Davidsohn, and his bride, Emily, in Portland, Ore.; and then there’s another important indispensable blessing in my life, Todd Jordan.
There’s a big void in my heart for my friends in Fort Worth. No one could fill their places. Fort Worth will always be my true home and my heart will always belong to our big daddy, Jimmy Wisch. who filled my life with love, joy and blessings.
My cup runneth over!

Yasher koach to B’nai B’rith!

This year the men of B’nai B’rith cooked and served a Christmas Day meal at the Beautiful Feet Mission. Harry Kahn and company made the day for many at the mission.
Save the dates: JWI programs
Jewish Women International is hosting Dr. Carole Rogers on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth-El in Fort Worth. She is going to speak about “Healthy Relationships.”
JWI will host Watchdog Dave Lieber on Wednesday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Temple. He will speak about his new book, “How to Bite Back When Businesses and Scammers Do You Wrong.”

Melanie Hecht visits

The recent holiday season was exciting for Sonia and Jerry Hecht, who had the added pleasure of having their granddaughter Melanie Hecht in ourtown for several days. Melanie, the daughter of David Hecht and Carrie Satterfield, is a member of the cast of “Christmas Wrappings,” which played at the Theatre at Judson in late December.
Melanie, who has a promising career ahead of her, is an accomplished singer, actress and model.
Originally from Texas, she is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In the past, she was involved with Royal Caribbean Productions, Legacy Productions of Texas and Casa Manana. Currently, she is associated with Emerging Talent Agency of New York.
Melanie thanks her family for their encouragement and promises there will be more to come.

News ‘n’ notes

Mazel tov to Batya and Jakub Brand, who are just back from Cherry Hill, N.J., where they celebrated the bar mitzvah of their grandson, Jonah Sietz, son of Ephie and Steve Sietz, at Temple Shalom on Jan. 2. Jonah, who did his grandparents proud, was tutored by his grandma, Savta Batya, via Skype, and he truly excelled all through the service. Joining in the simcha were the Brands’ son and family, Max and Naomi Brand; youngsters, Samantha and Gabriel, of Arlington; and good friends, Roberta Clark and Ron and Miriam Honig and son, Nathan, of Dallas.

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