Dallas Doings

Herzl Hadassah to hear Rabbi Oren Hayon on Israel
Herzl Hadassah will welcome all members and guests to their Israel program on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:15 a.m. at the Aaron Family JCC, where Rabbi Oren J. Hayon of Temple Emanu-El will speak about his recent trip to Israel.
A short business meeting will precede the Israel program in the Senior Assembly Room, where plans will be finalized for the Gala Lifesaver Luncheon in March. Reservations will be taken at this time.
Coffee and desert will be served by Herzl. BYO lunch and join your friends for a shmooze after the program.
A lucky attendee will win a door prize.
Tiferet Book Club to discuss Gay Courter’s ‘The Midwife’
On Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., the Tiferet Israel Book Club led by Sonia Meltzer will have its next gathering.
The book to be discussed will be “The Midwife” by author Gay Courter, who has written five best-selling novels with over 3 million copies in print. “The Midwife” was listed as the eighth best-selling book of 1982, and is consistently rated with five stars in reader reviews. The following appears inside the back cover of the book:
“Hannah Blau, a young midwife, is driven by passion to help other women — from Russian noblewomen to prostitutes — bring their babies safely into the world. After surviving pogroms, she emigrates to America where midwives present an economic threat to the emerging specialty of obstetrics, but the greatest challenge that Hannah faces is from three men … each loves her and tries to make her his own while she struggles to confront a hostile world that tests her vision of personal and professional happiness.”
Whether you have read the book or not, you are invited to come and join with friends for an enjoyable evening of lively discussion.
Congregation Tiferet Israel is located at 10909 Hillcrest Road at Royal Lane in Dallas.
Yavneh blood drive Feb. 16to support Madelyn White
Yavneh Academy of Dallas will host a blood drive, through Carter BloodCare, on the Schultz Rosenberg Campus (12324 Merit Drive) on Monday, Feb. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please let your friends and family know. This blood drive is open to the community.
Yavneh’s 2008 Blood Drive supported a young child in our community, Madelyn White, who one year later is doing tremendously well, with much appreciation and thanks to all who participated. Yavneh is hoping all will come out again to help others who, like Madelyn, need support now.
All donors must be 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs.
You are welcome to come the day of the blood drive whatever time your schedule permits, or to make a definite, scheduled timed appointment (preferred) to donate on Feb. 16, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For any added information, call Deb Silverthorn at 972-839-6916 or e-mail mamatex@aol.com.
Baseball guru Evan Grantto speak at Beth Torah
Evan Grant, longtime baseball writer for the Dallas Morning News, will be the guest at Congregation Beth Torah Men’s Club Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 8.
Grant has covered baseball in Texas and his native Georgia for two decades. Since 1997 he has traveled with the Texas Rangers, and reported on all aspects of Major League Baseball in the Morning News, on his blog and on radio.
Just before the start of spring training — when hope still beats in every baseball fan’s heart — Evan will share his wisdom and humor about the great game, make predictions for the coming season and reveal how emotionally involved you should get with the Rangers this year.
The lox-and-bagel breakfast begins at 9 a.m. at Beth Torah, 740 West Lookout Drive in Richardson, and the public is welcome. The cost is $10, or $7 for Men’s Club members. For more information, call the synagogue at 972-234-1542.

Win a Prius and support Congregation Shearith Israel
You could be cruising to work in a 2009 Prius hybrid or cruising to the local grocery store to pick up a few things on your new Blitz Electric Moped Li. All you have to do is purchase a ticket from Shearith Israel. The odds of winning are great in that only 613 tickets will be sold. Support the shul and share in the mitzvah of tikkun olam, “Repairing the World.”
Tickets are on sale now at $180 per ticket, three tickets for $500 or 10 tickets for $1,500.
For more information, please call 214-361-6606, ext. 210.
The drawing will be held March 9 at CSI during the Purim Extravaganza. You need not be present to win.
‘Oliver’ comes to the J
The J Players will present “Oliver,” a high-energy, infectious musical with an amazing cast, at four performances — Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 22, matinee 2 p.m.; and that evening at 7:30 p.m. — at the Zale Auditorium, 7900 Northaven Road.
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