By Sharon Wisch-Ray
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I can always count on Rose Biderman to keep us up to date with the goings on of Herzl Group Hadassah. This month’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in the Conference Room of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Dallas Police officer Mark Lutz will share safety tips for at home and on the go.
Don’t forget that Hadassah’s annual Lifesaver Luncheon benefitting Hadassah Medical Organizations is slated for Monday, March 11. The cost of the event, which will be held at the Legacy at Willow Bend in Plano, is $18. RSVP to 469-206-0648 by March 4.
JBA will meet Feb. 14
Maura Schrier Fleming tells us that the January meeting of the Jewish Business Alliance (JBA) got off to a great start with a presentation by Mark Lowey, the owner of Stonebridge Insurance Group. Mark shared with the group strategies on selecting insurance coverage and an agent to be sure that their homes and property are best protected from catastrophes.
JBA is a networking group of business professionals who meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month for lunch at Carrabba’s, 17548 Dallas Pkwy. in Dallas. Business members of the community are invited to attend.
For information, contact Lowey at 214 558-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Aaron new chair of Legacy Senior Communities
Dallas community philanthropist Carol Aaron is the new chair of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities.
Aaron is known for her love of family, her philanthropic work and her passion for ensuring the future of Dallas’s Jewish community. Most notably, she and her husband, Steve Aaron, provided the naming gift for the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center. She has also served the JCC as vice chair and as chair of major fund-raising.
She has been deeply involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, as well. She has served as the pacesetter chair, campaign chair, president and chair of the 100th anniversary celebration.
Aaron has served on boards and advisory committees for many organizations, including: Chai, The Legacy Senior Communities, Dallas Jewish Historical Society, Solomon Schechter (now Levine Academy), Jewish Medical Center in Denver, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance, Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and Congregation Shearith Israel.
She received the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award in 2004, the BBG Alumnae of the Year Award in 2009 and the Husband and Wife Humanitarian Award from the DHM/CET.
“Since 1953, The Legacy Senior Communities organization has been dedicated to providing the very best in housing and healthcare options for our seniors,” Aaron said. “As the needs of seniors changed over the years, our organization adapted and transitioned from our original campus, Golden Acres, to serve our seniors through The Legacy Preston Hollow, The Legacy Willow Bend, and most recently, The Legacy at Home. They have provided care and support not only for residents but also for their families.
“Fortunately, my family is one of those recipients whose loved ones were given nursing and loving care over these past 60 years. Therefore, I have always felt a special bond with our senior community. Serving as a board member for the past 10 years has given me a chance to understand the magnitude of our services.
“As chair, I look forward to working with our board and professional staff in continuing to meet the demands of the Jewish senior community. I want to continue to update and improve upon our facilities and services, so we are able to meet future demands and expectations. The explosion of the aging Baby Boomers will put additional stress on our ability to address the needs of seniors within the evolving healthcare industry, and we need to be prepared. Being elected as chair of The Legacy Senior Communities is an honor, and I promise to see that the upmost care continues to be provided.”
On the screens … big and little
• “The Playroom,” which stars Olivia Kuper Harris, daughter of Holly Kuper and the late Hugh Harris, will open at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Texas Theatre in Dallas.
• KERA, Channel 13, will show “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope” at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, following NOVA “Earth from Space” that runs from 8-10 p.m.
The documentary commemorates the 10th anniversary of the shuttle tragedy. It tells the story of the Columbia Space Shuttle and of astronaut Ilan Ramon. Incorporating NASA archival footage and video shot by fellow crew member Dave Brown, “Mission of Hope” was shot on location in Jerusalem, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Washington.
Congratulations to the following students who have been recognized recently for their stellar academic achievements:
• Richardson High School Senior Rachael Pearson, daughter of Jody Pearson, has been selected among many applicants to appear as one of Dale Hansen’s Scholar Athletes. Rachael is on the varsity swimming team and is in the RHS Law Magnet. Rachael’s segment will air at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 on WFAA-TV, Channel 8. Rachael is active in BBYO and SHIFTY.
• Levine Academy eighth-graders Jake Hoffman and Liat Levkovich have been accepted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society. The Academy, America’s premier Jewish pluralistic college-prep boarding school, recently extended invitations to 50 students worldwide for admittance into its exclusive organization.
Liat, daughter of Svetlana and Alexander Levkovich, and Jake, son of Jackie and Michael Hoffman, are being recognized for their excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service to their communities.
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