By Sharon Wisch-Ray
As we put this week’s Rosh Hashanah edition to bed, everyone here at the TJP is looking forward to the upcoming holiday. We will have worked hard. Putting two papers two bed this week, with the Sept. 20 issue going to press on Friday before Shabbat.
Because we will be closed next Monday and Tuesday for Rosh Hashanah, we had to advance our production schedule to meet our usual Tuesday deadline. Incidentally, if you have news for the paper, please send it in ASAP, as with many of the holidays falling on Mondays and Tuesdays, our production schedules will be accelerated.
From all of us here, we wish you a L’shanah Tovah. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.
Aaron Noble earns Eagle
Mazel tov to Aaron Noble, son of Aida and Sam Noble, who recently was awarded Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouts.
Aaron is a senior at Hillcrest High School and a member of Troop 729, sponsored by Temple Emanu-El.
For his Eagle project, Aaron removed and rebuilt a fence around the garden at the Vickery Meadows Learning Center. Aaron began his scouting endeavors as a Cub Scout with Pack 613, and earned the Arrow of Light. At this point he committed himself to scouting.
In 2009, he was awarded the Larry Landa award, which is voted on by his peers in Troop 729. It is granted to the Scout who has dedicated the most energy to helping the younger members of the troop and exemplified scouting spirit during the year. This prestigious award honors the memory of an adult scouter who gave a great deal of his time toward scouting, but whose life was cut short.
Aaron was also nominated by his peers into the honor society of Boy Scouts, the Order of the Arrow, Yanush Chapter, now known as the Arapaho Chapter. He has been active in the chapter as the election youth lead for the last two years. He was also the events youth lead for Camporee 2012 and is the youth lead for Camporee 2013 Northern Trail district. His Scouting spirit and dedication continues.
At Hillcrest, Aaron has successfully completed AP classes in a variety of subjects, is a section leader in the band, fulfilled his role as junior class president and currently serves as student council secretary. He is a regular crewmember for Jay Hoppenstein’s sailing team, and enjoys cycling/mountain biking with the Nick Rains Master Cycling extravaganza. Lately, Aaron has used the last of his free time for automotive repair and apprentice grease monkey at Kip Motor Company.
Congratulations Aaron on your well-deserved honor
Reisman nominated for state Dentist of the Year Award
Dr. James Reisman of Dallas has been nominated by the Dallas County Dental Society for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s Dentist of the Year Award. It is considered the most prestigious honor a Texas dentist can earn.
Reisman is one of 15 dentists nominated for this year’s award. He and the other nominees will be honored at a special gala on Friday, Sept. 14, during TAGD’s annual Lone Star Dental Conference in Austin.
Each nominee will be recognized and will receive an engraved plaque. The gala will conclude with the announcement of the 2012 Texas Dentist of the Year and the presentation of the trophy to the winner.
Reisman is a 1976 graduate of the Baylor College of Dentistry and maintains his practice in Dallas. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society. Reisman earned fellowships with both the American and International College of Dentists.
Reisman regularly provides free dental care for veterans, battered women, and cancer survivors through the Jewish Family Service. He has earned the respect of his peers and has been recognized as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year for Jewish Family Services and as a recurring recipient as Texas Monthly’s Super Dentist and D Magazine’s Best Dentist in Dallas.
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry is the second largest dental organization in Texas. Its nearly 2,700 members are dedicated to continuing dental education in general practice. To earn a nomination by a local AGD component or local dental society, a dentist must demonstrate dedication to the profession, service to the community, commitment to the principles of continuing education, and participation in other activities that indicate character and excellence.
Special needs fund awards $66,000
The Gladys Golman/Faye Dallen Special Needs Fund has awarded $66,000 in gifts awarded to seven Dallas-area institutions.
This year’s grant recipients are Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, Congregation Shearith Israel, Temple Emanu-El Early Childhood Education Center, Ann and Nate Levine Academy, Shir Tikvah Religious School, Congregation Beth Torah Religious School and Preschool, and Anshai Torah Preschool.
The 2012 gifts will help advance teaching capabilities, promote inclusion in the schools and provide educational seminars and training days to further contribute to classroom success for young students with learning differences. These include autism/Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and other learning challenges and neurological disorders.
“This is quite a milestone, as the Special Needs Fund has now granted over $300,000 to date to meet the challenge,” Golman/Dallen co-founder Louis Zweig said. “We are most appreciative of all the support received, enabling us to foster new programs in so many institutions this year.”
A large portion of this year’s funds were raised in the spring, when more than 200 bowlers participated in the annual Zweig Family End of School Year Bash benefit event at 300 Dallas in Addison.
Now in its sixth year, the Golman/Dallen 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 is a 501(c)(3) organization housed within the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
Connecting our Faiths continues Oct. 10
Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger will join his Muslim and Christian counterparts once again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.10, at Northway Christian Church when the Connecting our Faiths series continues with Part 3.
This session will focus on the impact of Jesus on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In addition to Rav Schlesinger, who will explain the Jewish perspective, guests will hear Rev. Doug Skinner on the Christian standpoint and Imam Yahya Abdullah, who will share the Islamic point of view.
Following the discussion, the audience may ask questions of the speakers for further clarification.
In addition, Robert Hunt (from the SMU School of Divinity) and Newell Williams (from the TCU Brite Divinity School) will present their commentary on the words of the three speakers.
The goal of the evening is to promote understanding and harmony between members of the three faiths and therefore work toward tearing down the barriers of misunderstanding and distrust that often separate our faith communities.
Northway Christian Church is located 7202 West Northwest Highway in Dallas.
Refreshments will be served following the lecture.
For information, contact Marzuq Jaami at 972-998-4240 or Tricia Harris at email@example.com or 214-808-2082.