By Sharon Wisch-Ray
I can think of many Energizer bunnies in our community, and at the top of my list is the TJP’s own weekly columnist Harriet Gross.
Many of you may not know that three weeks ago, while she was rushing down her stairs at home, Harriet took a serious spill. She suffered a broken ankle, a broken femur and had to have her knee replacement replaced — all in her left leg. She required two surgeries immediately after the fall and was recuperating at Presbyterian Hospital until late last week, when she transferred to The Legacy at Preston Hollow for rehab.
I visited with Harriet last week, and am happy to report that she is doing quite well and eager to hear from and visit with her friends in the community. Of course, the thing that was at the top of her mind was getting all of her columns in on time with the crazy deadlines we have this week.
“I’ve never missed a deadline,” she told me. I’m happy to report that her record remains intact.
If you’d like to call Harriet, you can reach her at the Legacy at 214-363-5100. Ask her if she’s up for a visit — I’m sure you know that she loves to schmooze. Harriet, everyone here at the TJP is wishing you a speedy recovery and a refuah shlemah.
Matzoh Ball rocking Design District
Hundreds of Jewish singles and young couples ages 21 and older can have a rockin’ time at the 33rd annual Matzoh Ball, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24 at eM The Venue, 1500 Dragon St., Suite D in the Dallas Design District.
The event is sponsored by the Aaron Family JCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas’ Young Adult Division.
“Looking for something fun to do while all your Christian friends are celebrating Christmas with their families and everything else is closed in town?” asked event planner Susan Feldman. “eM The Venue will be the place to be. When you enter, you will feel like you have entered a chic New York 1920s film, updated a bit, and placed right in the heart of the Dallas Design district.”
The attire for the evening is chic casual, Feldman said.
This annual event draws 500-800 singles of all ages, as well as young couples. DJ Mikey B will provide music, and attendees will get to take home a souvenir picture. A cash bar, kosher candy, a popcorn bar and other bar snacks will be available.
“From the moment you walk into the party, you feel comfort knowing that everyone shares a common bond,” said Jody Martin, an event co-chair with Leon Jacobson. “One of the greatest things about the Matzoh Ball is that you come to an event where you think you know everyone in town and you see new faces. The Matzoh Ball is a wonderful place where you get to reconnect with childhood friends and make new ones.”
Admission cost is $25 for JCC Members with a valid JCC membership card or $30 for non-members or anyone without a valid JCC membership card. Exact cash is preferred to move the lines along quicker. Free self-parking and valet parking for a fee will be available. Advance registration is available at www.jccdallas.org.
Volunteers are still needed. Those interested in working the door please contact Feldman at email@example.com. For information about the event please contact the JCC at 214-739-2737 or go to www.jccdallas.org.
40-plus singles will mingle Dec. 24
Dallas Jewish Singles, The Schmoozers, Shalom Singles and J-Connect and will co-host a Chinese dinner from 6-9 p.m., Dec. 24 at Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant, 10455 North Central Expressway in Dallas. This is in the Meadow Central Shopping Center.
If you are age 40 or older and single, then this might be a great option for you for dinner next Monday night. There will be a private room, food, music and, according to co-host Jan Naxon, tons of fun. Cost is $13.60 (at the door) and includes buffet, drinks, tax, tip and all setups. Please BYOB. Afterward, some folks will head to the Matzoh Ball while others are planning to go to Arthur’s.
To RSVP contact, Peerly Butbul (Dallas Jewish Singles) at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jan Naxon (The Schmoozers) at email@example.com; or Harriet Rosen (J Connect) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy mingling.
J Players will perform ‘Titanic’ in February
The J Players will bring five performances of “Titanic, the Musical” to the Zale Auditorium stage in late February and early March.
The musical examines the causes, conditions and characters involved in the ever-fascinating drama. It is the factual story of the ship, her officers, the crew and the passengers, the central character being the Titanic herself.
Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28; and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Ticket prices are $20 for adults in advance, $25 at the door; and $15 for students and seniors in advance, $20 at the door. To order, call 214-739-2737 or purchase online at jccdallas.org.