AT: Daytimers, Kabbalat Siddur
Submitted photo Welcome to the centenarian club Happy Birthday to Edna Paget, who celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 24. In addition to Edna’s daughter and son-in-law, Myra and Irwin Schussler of Fort Worth, Edna was surrounded by her grandchildren Jeff and Helene Schussler and great-grandchildren Paul (who incidentally shares her birthday), Benjamin and Sarah of Dallas; grandchildren Doreen and Erik Landrum and great-grandchildren Jack and Ellie of Austin; grandchildren Kim and Paul Loar and great-grandchildren Zoe and Max of Austin; grandchildren Howard and Jackie Schussler and great-granddaughters Hannah and Charley (whom she met for the first time) from New York; and granddaughter Mindy Brill and great-granddaughter Emma from New York. Also joining the celebration were nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews from New York, New Hampshire, Washington state and Minnesota. “It was a wonderful celebration,” said Myra.

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

Daytimers to experience Chagall exhibit at Beth-El

The Chagall lithograph exhibit at Beth-El will be the focus of the next Daytimers get-together at noon on Wednesday, March 16.
Gail Granek has prepared an interesting presentation about Chagall, his life and his works that goes well beyond the specific lithographs on display.
After viewing the exhibit, the Daytimers advisory board invites you, your family, your friends and your neighbors to enjoy a free pizza party luncheon. A contribution will be solicited, but it is not required.
Unlike typical Daytimers programs, this one will start at the entrance to the Board Room at Beth-El, where advisory board members will greet attendees and provide a name tag. Folks will then enter the Board Room and have the opportunity to view all of these very special, very colorful stone lithographs.
From the exhibit, everyone will proceed to the Great Hall for a different kind of lunch — a pizza party. A variety of hot pizza will be offered along with tea, coffee, chips, etc. Immediately following lunch, Gail Granek will lead a discussion about Marc Chagall and this exhibit. This is a very special event that you won’t want to miss.
Lunch and this program are free for you and your guests. If you do not want pizza, feel free to bring your own lunch.
­— Submitted by Larry Steckler

Kabbalat Siddur ceremony

On Friday, March 4, the Congregation Ahavath Sholom Religious School second- through fourth-grade students were honored at its Kabbalat Siddur (consecration) ceremony, marking the special transition to sophisticated Jewish learning. Students led the Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service beautifully and they were presented with their very own siddurim with beautiful covers designed by their parents. During the ceremony, parents shared the significance of their child’s Hebrew name. We wish our students and their families a hearty Mazal Tov! May they all grow from strength to strength.
— Submitted by Cantor Shoshana Abrams Kaikov

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