Around the Town with Rene

Herb Bogart visits his alma mater in Philadelphia

Herb Bogart returned from a long weekend trip to Philadelphia on Jan. 28. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Theta Chapter at Penn. Herb was invited back to ZBT for the initiation ceremonies of the new brothers and as a guest speaker at the banquet following the initiation. He was asked to recount stories of what life was like at Penn some 30 years ago. After the banquet, several of the current brothers invited him to the fraternity house for a casual dinner the following evening so they could hear more about life at ZBT “in the old days.”
Herb is currently serving as the webmaster for the Theta Chapter of ZBT at Penn. He’s the son of Ann Bogart and the late Louis Bogart.

Community Purim Carnival this Sunday at Beth-El

Be sure to bring your kids to the community-wide Purim Carnival this Sunday at Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.
The packed agenda includes the four mitzvot of Purim (fun activities): reading the Megillah, gifts for the poor (bring canned food), mishloach manot and the meal of Purim. Do all four and get five extra tickets. It’s even more fun if the kids are dressed in costume!
The carnival is a big attraction. What youngster can resist Mordechai’s Muffin Game, Shushan Shuffleboard, Purim Plinko, face painting 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 Purim Carnival is brought to the community by the Jewish Federation with financial support from the Dan Danciger/Fort Worth Hebrew Day School Supporting Foundation.

Texas Boys Choir at ‘Daytimers’

About 80 “Daytimers” enjoyed an exciting performance by the world-famous Texas Boys Choir at Beth-El Congregation. The Choir, introduced by Edythe Cohen, holds two Grammy Awards and a myriad of other awards including a gold medal in Mixed Boys’ Choirs at the 2004 Choir Olympics in Bremen, Germany.
The Texas Boys Choir has an illustrious background. It has traveled abroad to Australia, Japan, England, Mexico, Latvia and Germany. They’ve performed for the pope, the president, kings and heads of state. They’ve appeared on national television and radio broadcasts many times.
Their program last week included patriotic songs, an African number sung in Bembe, several humorous numbers and a medley of Old West songs. Emcee for the day was Dr. Irv Robinson.
Two grandmothers were kvelling at the presentation: Margo Feld and Trudi Post were excited at the performance of their grandson, Ben Feld.
Next event for the “Daytimers” will be a trip on TRE and DART to the AT&T Performing Arts Center to tour the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre on Wednesday, March 17.
The group will meet at the Intermodal Transportation Center, 9th and Jones, at noon to catch the 12:15 p.m. train to Union Station, then transfer to DART. There is a four-block walk to the AT&T Center. The hour-and-a-half tour will include both the opera house and the theater. Lunch and bottled water will be delivered to the ITC, and the group will lunch at the tables on the train. Cost is $10 per person, including lunch and train fare.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Sylvia Wexler, 817-294-1129, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109.
The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

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