By Sharon Wisch-Ray
Last year after Jewish Family Service held its first ever “baby shower,” an effort to stock the food pantry with baby friendly items, more than 19,000 donated diapers were distributed within a few months.
For those of you looking for a worthy cause this weekend, Jewish Family Service will host its second “baby shower,” benefiting its Food Pantry, from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7.
You can drop your items off the day of the shower at JFS, 5402 Arapaho Road in Dallas — or beforehand, if necessary. Specifically needed are all sizes of diapers, wipes, diaper ointment, baby food, lotion and soap.
Items should be unopened and will go directly to the JFS Food Pantry, where they will be distributed to its clients. Your generosity will go a long way in benefiting our community’s families in need.
At the J
It’s a busy time at the JCC, as staff and volunteers are preparing for myriad events in addition to the upcoming book fair (see p. 3), and celebrating the High Holy Days
There’s still time to register for the annual father-daughter dance, which will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Dads and their girls in grades K-5 are invited to don their luau gear and head over to the J. Cost is $70 per couple for members and $120 for non-members. It’s $35 for each additional daughter.
Later this month, Billy Blanks Jr. (as seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank”) brings Dance With Me to the Aaron Family JCC.
All day Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday Oct. 28, Blanks and wife Sharon Catherine Blanks will be on hand for a total body, high-energy, cardio dance workout training. From Hip-Hop to Bollywood to Disco to hula, it’s one sensational two-day certification program.
The all-day program is $149. If you can’t do all day, you can join the guest class from 10-11 a.m. each day for only $15 per class.
Register for the class at www.DancewithMeWorld.com. To RSVP for the one-hour session or to obtain a free seven-day fitness pass to the J, contact Terri Arends at 214-239-7137 or email@example.com. Space for the dance class is limited.
Honorable Menschen: Wadel BBG
When the girls of Reba Wadel BBG learned that fellow member Rachel Brenner had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, they quickly mobilized and made the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation their charity of choice.
Last weekend, 29 Wadel members waked in the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Plano. To date, they have raised $6,666. Yasher Koach, Wadel girls.
News and Notes
- If you want to learn more about cyber-crime and your company, the North Texas Crime Commission will present a program at a breakfast meeting from 7:30- 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Prestonwood Country Club, 15909 Preston Road in Dallas. Cost is $25 for breakfast. Speakers will be FBI special agent Allen Lynd; Mike Saylor of the Cyber Defense Lab; and Nilo Castillo of the Cyber Security Information Group. For information, contact Robert Epstein, vice president of the Texas Shomrim Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- From 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Anytime Fitness of North Dallas will host its first Zumbathon event, with all proceeds benefitting the Jewish Family Services. A team of local Zumba instructors, including Anytime Fitness’ Ivy Sankowski, will lead participants in two hours of Latin rhythms to keep everyone sweating and having fun. No experience is necessary to participate in the Zumbathon. This is a family friendly event open to the public, and the gym welcomes all members of the community. Cost is $15 for those who pre-register and $20 at the door. A Carter Center blood drive will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. that day. For information, call 972-867-2635.
- Altrusa International of Dallas will have its eighth annual Glitterati Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Aaron Family JCC’s Zale Auditorium. The boutique will feature dozens of local artists selling their creations. This is a hand-crafted only show with a variety of unique, fashionable, fun, funky and affordable items. For information, visit www.altrusadallas.org or Facebook: Altrusa Glitterati Boutique; or email DallasGlitterati@aol.com. All are welcome; admission is a $1 donation.