Around Town: Daytimers, JFS, New Horned Frog

By Sharon Wisch-Ray

ABOVE: Six13, the New York a cappella group, played to a packed house Sunday afternoon at Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth. The free family concert was a gift to the community from B’nai B’rith Isadore Garsek Lodge. BELOW: Getting their ears tuned up, Irv Robinson, Jacque Robinson, and Edythe Cohen fill the first row.

Donald Wolf, pianist extraordinaire, has been entertaining the community for years.
Next Wednesday, June 10, Wolf will be the featured guest when the Sylvia Wolens Daytimers gather at Congregation Beth-El for their monthly program. Next week’s program will begin with lunch at noon catered by Sprouts.
Cost is $9 for lunch and the program or $5 per person without lunch. Reservations can be made by contacting Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736 or registering at the Beth-El website,
At their May meeting Daytimers were entertained by the Senior Gold Tones Choir brought into the Great Hall at Congregation Beth-El. Some 35 attendees enthusiastically applauded the Choir at the end of each selection, mainly the stylings of Frank Sinatra. The music was wonderful, the costumes were terrific and all who attended enjoyed another exceptional afternoon.
Lunch consisted of hot dogs and all the fixings with a choice of Hebrew National or Jumbo All Beef, accompanied with potato salad, cold slaw, sauerkraut and a tray of dessert cakes with coffee and tea.
Daytimers meet once a month for a lunch and an entertainment session at noon on a Wednesday every month. The programs immediately follows lunch and are intended to make it possible for folks who prefer not to drive at night to have a daytime event that will educate and/or entertain them.
The July 15 program will feature the film A Serious Man, along with an ice cream social. A trip to the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth and other exciting, interesting events are on future agendas. If you want to be included on the e-mail list, send your email address to or call Larry Steckler at 817-927-2736.
The Sylvia Wolens Jewish Daytimers is a program of Beth-El Congregation with support from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

More senior news

Hedy Collins, JFS senior program coordinator, tells us that after months of playing blackjack for “Funny Money” the JFS Seniors got to shop in a store especially set up for them.
“It was kind of like a one-day pop-up store,” she said.
Items included paper towels, toilet paper, detergent and postage stamps as well as gently-used jewelry and other items. Kitchen items, toys, personal care items and fun tchatchkes were also available for “purchase.” It does take a village to set this up and Hedy thanks: Gail Berlin, Robin Stein, Linda Moses, Kim Marks, Michal Bloom, Cecelia Stenzler, Lisa Moses and Jerry Stein. A special thank-you to Sol and Annette Taylor of blessed memory for setting up the Senior Fund for the money to make this fun day happen.

‘Other’ type of senior

Madelyn Luskey graduated from Fort Worth County Day School and will attend TCU in the fall.

Mazal Tov to Madelyn Luskey, daughter of Amy and Mike Luskey, who graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School May 15. Madelyn will attend TCU in the fall.
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