Dallas Doings

JCC ‘be.’ event to feature the Four Tops plus a fabulous online auction
On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Four Tops and Michael Jackson cover band, “Who’s Bad?” will perform in concert at the House of Blues, 2200 North Lamar St. This year’s event includes an online auction component that will offer such one-of-a-kind items as a chance to fly in a fighter jet, a chance to dine and shmooze with politicians and famous sports personalities, fabulous trips, jewelry, dinners, sporting events, memorabilia and so much more. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 13, check out www.jccauctionanything.com and start bidding.
Auction Chairs Angela Horowitz, Ellen Ungerman and Thomy Sue Toledo have really done an amazing job collecting this year’s auction items.
Please don’t miss the chance to be part of this great event benefiting our Aaron Family JCC. Funds raised at the event will be used for programming and operations as well as to begin building capital reserves that are essential for the long-term welfare of the J.
For more information, please contact Christina MacMicken at 214-239-7136. Additional details about the event are on the J’s Web site at www.jccdallas.org.
Learn Yiddish and laugh with Rabbi Zell
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 6, Rabbi Shawn Zell of Congregation Tiferet Israel will teach a six-week series titled “Don’t be Skittish about Yiddish.”
This class will be a colorful depiction of Eastern European Jewry and the Yiddish language. Rabbi Zell is just the person to add humor and flavor to such subject matter. While Rabbi Zell quotes Torah, Talmud or a Chassidic scholar, he may be just as likely to offer a quote from Dr. Richard Kimball, “The Fugitive” or a line from “The Godfather.” Humor is the operative word here.
Please consider yourselves cordially invited to enjoy an evening out each week to have some laughs, while meeting new friends. The classes will start at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday evening and will last for six weeks, excluding Thanksgiving evening.
Congregation Tiferet Israel is located at 10909 Hillcrest Road at Royal Lane in Dallas.

Alan Press joins ‘THE TEAM’  at Ebby Halliday
Barry Hoffer and Alan Levy are pleased to announce that Alan Press has joined “THE TEAM” at Ebby Halliday Realtors, a leader in the residential real estate market, in the Preston Keller office.
The Hoffer-Levy Team has more than 66 years of combined experience and over $750 million in real estate sales, and has been voted Best Realtors in Dallas by D magazine for the past six consecutive years. Like Ebby Halliday, Hoffer and Levy have achieved this with an extraordinary commitment to service.
“We are thrilled that Alan has joined our team of top real estate professionals. His background and extensive professional training give him a head start that makes him a natural for our group,” Alan Levy said.
Alan owned Masterpiece Painting for more than 25 years, working with homeowners, contractors and interior designers throughout the Metroplex. This provided him with the knowledge and experience that will uniquely benefit him in helping clients with their real estate needs.
“I am confident that my customer service experience and skills will allow me to guide your real estate transaction to a successful conclusion. I am excited to be joining the Hoffer-Levy Team with its proven track record of success,” he said.
A native of New York, Alan has lived in Dallas for more than 30 years. Married to Susan Skibell-Press, he is involved in a wide variety of organizations within the community. A founding member of Congregation Ohr HaTorah, he also serves on the board of the Dallas Area Torah Association and is active in AIPAC and the Preston Citadel Homeowners Club.

Celebrating Sukkot at the Veranda Preston Hollow
The day after Yom Kippur, a beautiful sukkah was erected on the lovely patio of the Veranda Preston Hollow, Dallas Home for Jewish Aged. Residents and staff enjoyed decorating it with fancy gourds and miniature pumpkins. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, residents were invited by nearby Temple Shalom to attend first-day Sukkot services. Second-grade boys from Akiba Academy visited and sang songs on Friday morning, bringing smiles to everyone’s faces. Later that day, Rabbi Asher Goldschmidt and Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky from Chabad of Dallas brought the lulav and etrog to the Veranda and shared the holiday’s significance, special blessings and songs. Residents enjoyed the opportunity to recite the blessings individually with the rabbis. Next, residents from CHAI, Community Homes for Adults, Inc., entertained Veranda residents with their terrific musical performance. Shabbat services with special Sukkot prayers were led by Shearith Israel bar mitzvah student Michael Perkins and Director of Assisted Living Carolyn Cooper. The holiday observance continued with Veranda Preston Hollow, Dallas Home for Jewish Aged residents visiting Akiba Academy on Monday and enjoying the opportunity to meet with Rabbi Silver and eighth-grade students, eating refreshments in their large sukkah and touring their campus.
Veranda Preston Hollow, Dallas Home for Jewish Aged, offers a unique continuum of care that enables residents to stay in place with assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and long-term care. It is located at 11409 North Central Expwy., Dallas (around the corner from the JCC). .

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