Dallas Doings

Legacy Preston Hollow honors loyal volunteers

The Legacy at Preston Hollow, a family service-oriented community, recently hosted an event to honor and show appreciation toward the loyal volunteers that make a difference in the every-day lives of the residents of The Legacy at Preston Hollow community.
“I started my career as a volunteer,” said Jerry McDonald, executive director of The Legacy at Preston Hollow, in his remarks. “I soon understood the difference one person can make, and I realized I wanted to make impacting the lives of seniors a part of my life. So, I thank all of you greatly for the love and support you show our residents. You make a bigger difference than you know.”
Volunteers give time to The Legacy at Preston Hollow in many ways, including scheduling shopping trips, bringing their own pets in for pet therapy, playing piano at dinner time, giving manicures and reading to residents.
“So many of our volunteers come and go throughout the weekdays and weekends,” said Cheryl Weitz, community relations coordinator, The Legacy at Preston Hollow. “Because they often dedicate their time behind the scenes, we do not get to show our thanks as much as we like. This annual event is one small way for us to let them know that we value them year-round and that we recognize the profound impact they make every day.”

Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat on May 6 at Cong. Shearith Israel features Jose Bowen

Join Congregation Shearith Israel for an inspiring Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat next Friday, May 6. The service will be lead by Rabbi William Gershon and Cantor Itzhak Zhrebker, and will feature Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music at SMU. Kol Rina, Ornish Youth Choir, various talented musicians and students from the Weitzman Family Religious School will also perform. The concert is part of the Small/Waldman/Cohen Signature Series. Shearith Israel is located at 9401 Douglas Ave.

NCJW Installation Brunch to take place May 3

The Greater Dallas section of the National Council for Jewish Women will hold a brunch on Tuesday, May 3 to install its officers and board of directors for the 2011-2012 year. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Karla Steinberg. Krista Del Gallo, policy manager of the Texas Council on Family Violence, will be the keynote speaker.
The officers and board of directors for 2011-2012 are: Barbara Lee, president; Robin Zweig, president elect; Debbie Shtofman, vice president of administration; Yolanda Clark and Felise Leidner, co-vice presidents of community service; Debbie Greene, vice president of financial development; Marlene Cohen and Caren Edelstein, co- vice presidents of public affairs; Laura Diamond, vice president of public relations; Lauren Busch and Sondra Hollander, co-vice presidents of membership; Debby Stein, secretary; Joyce Goldberg, associate secretary; Stacy Barnett, treasurer; Carol Weinstein, associate treasurer.
The NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, it strives for social justice.
Tickets are $36 per person. For more information or to register, call 214-368-4405, or visit www.ncjwdallas.org.

BBYO Young Leadership Program recently held in Dallas

The BBYO Young Leadership program was held recently in Dallas throughout the month of March, with 14 teens learning organizational skills to use in BBYO and in their every-day lives.  Through a hands-on, interactive and experiential approach, the teens focused on their strengths and set standards for themselves for their time in BBYO and in their future years as adults. As a continuation of the program, these teens will serve as mentors for the next Young Leadership group in the fall.

‘Ingelore’ premiers at Angelika May 4

HBO, 3 Stars Cinema and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance invite the community to the Dallas premiere of “Ingelore,” a film by Frank Stiefel on May 4, at the Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station.
This 40-minute documentary tells the true story of Ingelore Herz Honigstein, an 86-year-old deaf woman who looks back on her unlikely journey from Nazi Germany to America through the camera lens of her son, filmmaker Frank Stiefe.  Special guests Ingelore Herz and Frank Stiefel will be in attendance.
A Q & A will be held immediately following with Bart Weiss, artistic director of 3Stars Jewish Cinema.
A reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres begins at 6 p.m., followed by the screening at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. Seating is limited and there will be reserved seating for members of 3 Stars Cinema.
To RSVP, email 3starscinema@gmail.com by May 3.

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