By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn
DJCF’s Sylvan T. Baer Fund to open grant process to eligible Jewish organizations in Dallas
More than 40 years ago, Sylvan T. Baer created an estate plan that continues to benefit the Dallas Jewish Community in perpetuity.
When the grant was established in the early seventies, Mr. Baer endowed a trust to honor his parents with a bequest of approximately $700,000. His instructions were to benefit needy Jewish individuals in the Dallas Jewish Community through allocation of those funds through existing Jewish agencies at the time.
His forethought has allowed the distribution of almost $7 million to benefit needy Jewish individuals in our community through 24 Jewish area organizations over the last 35 years.
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation administers the Sylvan T. Baer Foundation and beginning this year, the fund’s advisory committee would like to annually add one new beneficiary that offers scholarships to its members. For a list of the qualifying criteria please visit www.djcf.org.
Congregation Nishmat Am to host casino night Dec. 20
Join “Lady Luck” at Congregation Nishmat Am’s casino night from 7-11 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 20, by supporting the Food Pantry of Jewish Family Service.
Participation in the evening will include a deli dinner, poker, black jack, craps and mah jongg. Cost for the dinner and 5,000 chips is $35 if paid at the door.
Attendees who bring three cans of food will receive five casino tickets. Those bringing five cans of food will receive 10 casino tickets.
The public is invited to attend the event. For RSVP’s and information, contact Congregation Nishmat Am at 972-618-2200.
Nishmat Am is located in Plano at 2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway. Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen is the congregation’s spiritual leader.
Calling all singles: Dec. 24 dinner, dancing at Cheddar’s
Dallas Jewish Singles will host its fourth Triple D Event (dinner, drinks and dance) at Cheddar’s Casual Café and Bar, which is located at 12355 Greenville Ave., (75243) on Christmas Eve.
There is no cover charge for attending the evening, and we’ve heard that Cheddar’s features a large menu of popular food, a fully stocked bar and an area for dancing.
The organization is growing and evolving, and for additional information on the evening, please contact Jan Naxon , 214-662-3455 or Peerly Butbul at 214-929-8159. More than 100 attendees are expected.
Dallas Annual 3 Stars Jewish Cinema Dec. 24 screening will feature ‘Jewtopia’
As has been its custom for the last 13 years, 3 Stars Jewish Cinema will screen a film of Jewish interest Dec. 24. This year “Jewtopia,” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. at the Angelika Dallas.
The film is based on the off-Broadway show of the same name and is billed as a romantic comedy centered on a gentile who pretends to be Jewish in order to win the affection of his love interest.
Bart Weiss will lead a Q&A after the film.
The screening is free for 3 Stars members who must RSVP by Dec. 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-members can purchase tickets ($10, general admission, $8 seniors, $5 student with a valid ID) either online at www.3starscinema.com or at the door.
I’m told that due to popular demand, 3 Stars Jewish Cinema will host a dinner immediately following the screening at Mei Mei Buffet 10455 N. Central #123 Northwest corner of Meadow and Central. It was such a great success last year. Cost for dinner and a soft drink is less then $15. You can BYOB.
Please RSVP to board president Allen Mondell email@example.com. For more information about 3 Stars Jewish Cinema programs call 214-769-7047.
Team Dallas tryouts for Maccabi Games will begin Jan. 4 for some sports
Excitement is in the air as sports minded Jewish teens get ready to pre-register for upcoming tryouts for Team Dallas Jan. 4-March 6. Applicants must be Jewish, and be 12-16 years of age. The Maccabi Games will come to Big D August 2-7.
There is a wealth of information on the tryout process, sporting events, as well as applications for being a host family. This information is vital for both parents and potential participants and can be accessed at www.dallasmaccabi.org.
Save The Date:
From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 the Center for Jewish Education’s Night to Celebrate Jewish Education will honor community leaders Helen and Frank Risch. The evening will feature Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv.
The location of the venue will be forthcoming.