Around the Town with Rene

Isgur family gets together

Recent guests at the home of Rebecca and Stuart Isgur were their children and grandchildren Jeremiah and Lesley Isgur, 23-month-old twins Elijah and Leia and 6-month-old Jonah. Jeremiah is the marketing director for Wizards of the Coast, a world leader of hobby games. The company known may be best known for producing Magic Cards and Dungeons & Dragons, and according to Rebecca, Jeremiah is working at his dream job. Lesley is a scientist with Bio-Rad. The company manufactures and supplies life science research, health care, analytical chemistry and other markets with products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. A highlight of the visit was a Mother’s Day brunch at the home of Shoshana and Benjamin Isgur and their children.

Weiners enjoy their grandchildren

Jerry and Sylvia Weiner have been enjoying being the best grandparents ever to grandson Ethan, 5, and triplets Alex, Ben and Cameron, 2-1/2. The boys are the sons of Jennifer Weiner Rosser and Rob Rosser of Benbrook.

Congrats to the grads!

Scott Shtofman, son of Debby and Michael Shtofman of Dallas and grandson of David and Idelle Luskey of Fort Worth, will graduate from the University of Texas Law School on Saturday, May 22. He took the bar this spring and passed with flying colors. He is now working on the CPA exam.
Kevin Shtofman (same family as above) is graduating from SMU with his MBA this Saturday, May 15. Kevin graduated from UT a few years ago, went into the working world and then decided to pursue his master’s. He will begin working full-time at the Carlyle Company in Dallas in June.
Cantor Sheri and Dr. Richard Allen have much to celebrate. Their son Jeremy is graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in art and graphic design from USC (University of Southern California). He is moving to New York City, where he will begin an internship in the art department of Interview magazine.
Their daughter, Rebekah, is graduating from Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. Although graduating a year early as a junior, she is ranked No. 1 in the class. She will attend Columbia College Chicago on a full scholarship, where she plans to major in musical theater and also study at Second City, Chicago’s improv/comedy troupe. Emily, a junior next year, was just elected the first straight executive director of the GLBTA at USC and will spend her summer in Nashville, where she has landed an internship at the YWCA, creating programming for children of battered women.
Added congratulations to Ely Erez, son of Dr. Eldad and Ruth Erez. Ely, who will be graduating from Paschal High School. He was recently named a National Merit finalist, earning him a $2,500 scholarship award. National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners, chosen from finalists in each state, must have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. These scholars may use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Prior to attending college, Ely will head to Israel to serve in the IDF.

Cynthia and Harry Labovitz to celebrate their 32nd

As Cynthia and Harry Labovitz gear up for their 32nd anniversary on May 28, they have been kvelling in the joy of grandparenthood. Sheldon Miller, son of Darcy and Steve Miller, is already 14 months old. (Sheldon is named for his beloved grandfather, Shooky Labovitz). Their son Eric graduated from St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio and passed the Texas State Bar last November and is busy on the job hunt. Daughter Jill Labovitz is the new director at the Playhouse Academy, now entering its 11th year, while her sister, Darcy, is the director of curriculum.

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