Dallas Doings
By Sharon Wisch-Ray

It will be a big celebration this weekend for Stanley and Carolyn Kaye. On Sunday May 27, they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Stanley and Carolyn Kaye at their wedding day 50 years ago.

Their children Stephen, Michael and Becky are throwing them a swimming and dinner party at their niece and nephew’s (Liz and Jeff Rudick) house in Dallas.
What a special occasion for a special couple. Mazel Tov!

Zweig family bash raises $62,000 for special-needs children

One of the most impactful family programs benefitting the North Texas community for the past six years is the Gladys Golman/Faye Dallen Special Needs Fund and the Special Needs Partnership of the Jewish Family Service.
More than 200 bowlers participated in the annual Zweig Family End of School Year Bash benefit event April 15 at 300 Dallas in Addison.
“The turnout was amazing and everyone had a fantastic time bowling, competing, winning and donating to a great cause,” said Golman-Dallen co-founder, Louis Zweig.

Participating in the annual Zweig Family End of School Year Bash were, front row from left, Morgan Chapman and Lauren Zweig. Middle row, Tracy Davis, Sheila Chapman, Roberta Saffran, Robin Zweig, Matthew Zweig, Paige Rothstein and Dolores Staffin. Top row, Julie Hoffman, Nancy Stanley, Stephanie Elovitz, Reuben Elovitz, Sy Saffran, Louis Zweig, Brian Zweig, Andy Dropkin and Stan Levenson | Photo: Levenson & Brinker Public Relations, George Campbell

This year’s tournament and silent auction raised more than $60,000 in funds that will help finance JFS-based resources, start-up programs for schools, educational seminars and training days to further develop classroom and teacher strategies for learning differences such as autism/Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences and neurological disorders.
In its sixth year, the fund’s mission is “to provide financial and educational resources to support Dallas area preschools, day schools and religious schools and their teaching staffs so that they and their students with learning differences can achieve Jewish educational goals.” The Fund, a 501 (c)(3) organization housed within the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, will have granted nearly $300,000 to Dallas-area institutions by Aug 1.

Wolens among top Texas high school photographers

Accolades to St. Marks School of Texas sophomore Max Wolens, son of Laura Miller and Steve Wolens who was recently named one of the 2012 Texas Imagemakers according to the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.
The 2012 Texas Imagemakers are the top 10 students in the state based on awards received in state and national photo contests during the school year.

Max Wolens’ award-winning still life

Max joins fellow St. Marks students junior Michael Gilliland and sophomore Riley Graham. All three boys are students of St. Mark’s photography instructor Scott Hunt, whose 14-year tenure at the school has produced a steady stream of state, local, national and international photography awards for the school.
All three Texas Imagemakers from St. Mark’s received numerous photography awards this past school year.
Wolens, 16, won Adobe’s inaugural 2011 International Teen Photo contest in the 13-16 division; he was also a finalist in Photographer’s Forum magazine’s 2012 College and High School Photography Contest. He won eight ATPI awards, including first place in the advanced open category; three awards in the Fort Worth Country Day School’s Black & White Images Exhibition; and five awards in the annual High School Photography Shoot Out at Texas A&M-Commerce, including first place for photojournalism.
Wolens and Graham are among a group of St. Mark’s students who will travel to Cambodia and Laos later this month on a 12-day photography shoot with Hunt, who has led past international trips.

Spotlight on a JAPS’ member

Prime Lending’s Mark Raskin, a member of the Jewish Association of Professional Sales People networking group announced a number of awards at a recent JAPS meeting. Among the designations, Raskin was named in the top 1 percent in the country, per Mortgage Executive Magazine; was named a 2012 DFW Five Star Mortgage Professional as designated by Texas Monthly (May 2012); and was among 2010, 2011 and 2012 D Magazine “best mortgage professionals.”
Raskin was also recently elected to Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee for Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington, and he serves on Board for Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and the Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association.

JFS’ career and employment services seminars slated

If you are unemployed, underemployed or looking to change jobs, JFS Career and Employment Services has two free programs in June that might help you on your journey.
A Linkedin four-hour boot camp will take place 1-5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Road in Dallas.
Dennis O’Hagan, one of the top 5 LinkedIn networkers in Texas, and Terry Sullivan, a marketing leader with more than 20 years success in creating and implementing fresh marketing solutions, will explain how to attain your employment goals by learning to use LinkedIn’s most profitable features.
Those include finding a job that better matches your background; getting your name on the top of the LinkedIn rankings; increasing the number of responses from contacts; and designing your profile so employers find you
There is no reserved seating and seating is limited. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the seminar start time. E-mail Mitch Jacobs at mjacobs@jfsdallas.org with your intent to attend.
Parties associated with this seminar are not employed by LinkedIn or its affiliates.
Five days later, JFS will host “The 4 P’s of Interviewing Success – Stand out from the crowd and win job offers” from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the agency, 5402 Arapaho Road in Dallas.
Career coach Mina Brown, co-author of “Be Sharp: Tell Me About Yourself,” will discuss essential ingredients to stand out from other candidates; how interviewing is like dating; what you need to do before the interview; a formula for answering a behavioral interview question; how to handle tricky, difficult, or negative questions; what kind of questions to ask (and what not to); and how to talk about money.
No RSVP is required. Seating is limited to the first 50 attendees. Try and arrive 30 minutes prior to the event.
For information, contact Camille Kramer at ckramer@JFSdallas.org or 972-437-9950.

News and notes

Garry Kahalnik has joined Karen Garfield and her team in the local office of Israel Bonds. Garry will be the Dallas field representative … Akiba Academy’s new state-of-the-art website is up and running. Check it out at akibaacademy.org … The JCC has been selected as a finalist for best kids’ swimming classes by D Magazine. You can vote for the J at www.dmagazine.com/bestofbigd2012. Voting opened May 14 and continues through Sunday, May 27. Winners will be announced in August.

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