Around Town: Transplant, Maccabi, new patio
Photo: Phil Kabakoff Mike Kapin (right) was part of the Beth Shalom Brotherhood who created a brick patio at the Arlington synagogue.

By Sharon Wisch-Ray

When the Maccabi Games roll into Dallas on Sunday, a number of kids from the Fort Worth and Tarrant County area will be participating as part of the Team Dallas Delegation.
Bob Goldberg tells me that Maya Bloom, Isaac Narrett, Jared Imber, Samantha Simon, Bennie Sudbury, Philipp Prostok and Ryan Silverberg are part of the Games and all recipients of $750 scholarships from the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
If you haven’t done so, it’s not too late to register ( for the Opening Ceremonies of the Games, which will be held at SMU’s Moody Coliseum in Dallas. No one will be admitted without proper credentials issued fr
om the JCC system. The festivities kick off at 7 p.m., but I have been briefed that with construction in the area, you should add extra time to park and get settled.
If you haven’t been to a Maccabi Games in the past, I assure you your heart will swell with pride as you see hundreds of Jewish teen athletes and their delegations march into the Coliseum.

Bone marrow transplant

Also, as you may have read on Page 2 of this week’s issue, their will be a bone marrow registry/drive for 7-year-old Hallie Barnard, who is suffering from an extremely rare blood condition.
Hallie, like most Jews, is more likely to find a match from within the Jewish community. Did you know that there is only one national bone marrow registry regardless of which organization sponsors a bone marrow drive? The Hallie’s Heroes Prospective bone marrow donors must be in good general health and between the ages of 18 and 55. A free swabbing kit can also be ordered online at For more information, call Amy Roseman at 646-530-2911.

Beth Shalom’s Brotherhood

The men of Congregation Beth Shalom’s Brotherhood have been busy this summer.
Under the guidance of project manager Phil Kabakoff and chief foreman David Markson, and with the participation and muscle of Congregation Beth Shalom’s Brotherhood, a brick patio was created at the back entrance of the Arlington synagogue’s sanctuary.
With bricks from its demolished walkway and driveway, the project was completed over the course of several Sundays. There is still more work to be done, namely the addition of beautifying landscaping and a privacy fence, but the patio looks great and the CBS Brotherhood is proud of their accomplishment.

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