Around the Town with Rene

Who will be this year’s BB Jewish Person of the Year?

One of the most anticipated events on the Cowtown calendar is right around the corner. On June 6, B’nai B’rith will hold its annual Awards Dinner. The Jewish “Person of the Year,” will be named. The persons of the year are known for giving generously of themselves for the betterment of Fort Worth and Jewish life. Last year’s awardee was Laurie Werner. Laurie joined her grandparents Sol (1953) and Ella (1954) Brachman; parents Lou (1960) and Madlyn (1971) Barnett and husband Lon Werner (2001) as Person of the Year honorees. Laurie will be presenting the award to this year’s surprise winners.  Two scholarships will be given out, a BBYO Participation Scholarship and a Tarrant County Jewish Community Scholarship for highest GPA with consideration for extra curricular activities. Past recent scholarship honorees for Academics were Andrew Eric Cobert (2006); Jacqueline Erin Mintz; Michael Neal Lavi and Matthew Scott Nover (2007); Stanislav “Steve” Gershengoren (2008); and Steven Mathis Silverberg (2009). Past BBYO participation awardees were: Brett Moses(2006); David Lee Spiegel (2007); Ace Factor (2008); and Sara Lavi (2009).
The festivities, held this year Beth El Congregation, begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Texas Gypsies. Cost for the evening, is $25 per ticket and includes a barbecue dinner and dancing. Dress is cowboy chic. To purchase tickets contact, Harry Kahn, 817-926-6566; Marvin Beleck at 817-921-2438; Alex Nason, 817-346-3991, or Rich Hollander 817-294-4354

Mazel tov to the Bernsteins

The marriage ceremony of Linda Melanie Bernstein and Jeremy Nicholas Ragan will take place on Saturday May 29, 2010 at The Fort Worth Club, in Fort Worth.
Linda is the daughter of Dr. Basil Bernstein and the late Elaine Joy Bernstein formerly of Cape Town, South Africa.  She is the older sister of Michael and Jamie Bernstein who reside in Dallas, and New York City respectively.
Linda is a graduate of Fort Worth Country Day School, TCU and St. George’s Medical School.  She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is currently practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology through her father’s office and specializes in laparoscopic surgeries.
Jeremy is the son of Jimmy and Maria Ragan of Fort Worth.   He is also the grandson of Lou Ellen Ragan of Fort worth and Colonel and Mrs. Jerry Disharoon of Medford, Oregon.
Jeremy graduated from All Saints, and UT Arlington and is a partner BlueThread Technologies, a national IT company.
Expected at the wedding are family and friends from as far as Melbourne Australia, New York, Oregon, Arizona, Chicago, Boston, California , Pennsylvania and Washington State.
The couple will honeymoon in Tahiti and reside in Southwest Fort Worth.

Lag B’Omer celebrated at Lil Goldman Preschool

The children at the Lil Goldman Early Learning Center and the Fort Worth Hebrew Day school celebrate Lag B’Omer, with outdoor fun in the sun. The morning began with an outdoor Shabbat celebration followed by team sports including, bean bag toss, relay race with oversized tubes the morning concluded with a picnic lunch.

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