Dallas Doings
By Sharon Wisch-Ray

Hanki Harris was kind enough to gift me a lead for this week’s column. Her aunt, Aarona Berger, turned 107 on June 17.
That’s right, 107!!
We have been covering this centenarian’s annual celebration for several years now. Last Friday, folks clad in pink gathered in the auditorium of Golden Acres and listened to entertainment by Glen Bailey as they wished Aarona many more happy birthdays.

Israelson named American Dental Association trustee

Hilton Israelson, who practices periodontics and implantology in Frisco, has been appointed as the Fifteenth District Trustee of the American Dental Association.
The ADA is the leading source of oral-health-related information for dentists and their patients and works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local levels.
Israelson is a past president of the Texas Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Association, and he served as an ADA delegate from 1998 to 2011. Honored as the Dallas County Dental Society Dentist of the Year in 2006, he also has been the recipient of the President’s Award for both the Texas Society of Periodontists (2008) and the Texas Dental Association (2006 and 2011).
He graduated from the Dental School at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and did his training in periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
Israelson maintains a private practice in Frisco and serves as an associate clinical professor in the department of periodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry.

More youth group news: BBYO

BBYO held its annual intake pool party June 3. Incoming freshmen gathered at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center pool to learn a bit more about BBYO and meet other newcomers and current members of BBYO’s various chapters.

At BBYO’s annual intake pool party on June 3, prospective freshman learned more about the youth organization and cooled off in the Aaron Family JCC pool. | Photo: Courtesy BBYO

BBYO’s annual registration day is Aug. 12. Stay tuned to the TJP for more information on how to get your high schooler registered for BBYO. To learn more about BBYO, contact Tracy Davis at tdavis@bbyo.org.

News and notes:

• Mazel tov to Marilyn Levitt, who will celebrate the one year anniversary of her pilates and personal training studio, Core Pilates Dallas, in Preston Royal.
• Nothing to do this Friday morning? Load up your youngster and head to Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Ave., for a showing of “We Bought A Zoo” in the Pidgeon Theatre. The movie begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 and includes movie theatre-style snacks.
On tap for next Friday, June 29, is the family favorite “Rio.” Children of all ages are invited, as long as they can sit quietly through a movie.

AEPi brothers shared lunch at Alpha Café June 6. Front row from left, Mark Goldstein, Steve Saltzman (host and owner of Alpha Café), Jim Auerbach and Eddie Davis. Back row, Robert Gardner, Mike Hopkovitz, Arthur Wechsler, Alex Ray, Bill Becker, Jim Weiss, Bobby Steinfeld, Paul Hoffman, Bruce Miller and Ronnie Shipper.

• The AEPi lunch bunch held their monthly get together earlier this month at Alpha Café, owned by alum Steve Saltzman. Any AEPi alum or current member is welcome to join the group for next month’s get-together. For more information and to get on the e-mail list, contact Arthur Weschler at arthur@dallas.net.
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