Dallas Doings
By Sharon Wisch-Ray

Golden wedding anniversary for Susan and Allen Luterman

Susan and Allen Luterman on their wedding day ... and 50 golden years later | Photo: Luterman Family
Susan and Allen Luterman on their wedding day … and 50 golden years later | Photo: Luterman Family

Mazal tov to Susan Candy Luterman and Allen N. Luterman, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2015, at a luncheon hosted by their daughter, Adrea Luterman.
Susan and Allen were married at Congregation Tiferet Israel, co-officiated by Rabbi Levi A. Olan of Temple Emanu-El, a very close friend of the family. Both Susan and Allen were raised in Dallas.
The daughter of the late Florence and Yale Candy and granddaughter of the late Sadie and Abraham Samuelsohn, Susan attended Highland Park High School, University of Oklahoma and SMU.
Allen is the son of the late Katherine and Isadore Luterman and grandson of the late Sarah and Zelek Luterman. He attended Hillcrest High School, University of Texas and graduated from SMU. Allen is in commercial real estate.
The Lutermans have two children, Stephen Luterman and Adrea Luterman, and three grandchildren.
From left, Kehillat Chaverim members Rebecca Bradley, Mike Raboy, Alan Bach and Jeff Buch | Photo: Courtesy of Joel Roffman
From left, Kehillat Chaverim members Rebecca Bradley, Mike Raboy, Alan Bach and Jeff Buch | Photo: Courtesy of Joel Roffman

Kehillat Chaverim welcomes new Torah

Joel Roffman tells us that “With reverence and gratitude, Kehillat Chaverim will welcome its newest addition during Shabbat services Feb. 14.”
No, not a new congregant or a new baby, but a second Torah.
The Torah will be marched into the shul to songs of joy and revelry just before it is read from for the first time.
Kehillat Chaverim is a lay-led congregation that offers all who attend a chance to participate in services at their own level of comfort. It gathers on Shabbat and major holidays, celebrating Judaism and worshiping in an egalitarian and traditional manner.
The shul’s practices are guided by the Conservative branch of Judaism, with both men and women conducting portions of the service and participating in all Torah honors.
Several active and capable congregants lead services, which include a full Torah service and a d’var Torah. Shabbat morning services are held in a beautiful dedicated space, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending around noon. Services are followed by a kosher Kiddush lunch.
The congregation is close to the intersection of Hillcrest and McCallum in the Far North Eruv. Visitors are welcomed. Call 214-476-4053 or 972-380-5690 for more information or send a note to info@kehillatchaverim.org.
Mazal tov to Kehillat Chaverim, and may you continue to grow from strength to strength.

Renner-Frankford branch of Dallas Public Library to feature Marsha Goodman-Wood

The bat mitzvah of her niece Rebecca Michaels this coming weekend seemed like the perfect opportunity for acclaimed D.C. performer Marsha Goodman-Wood to perform in the Dallas area.
The fun music stylings of Goodman-Wood will be on display at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Renner Frankford Branch Library, 6400 Frankford Road in Dallas.
Goodman-Wood’s website outlines her bona fides: “DC-based singer/songwriter and music teacher Marsha Goodman-Wood is known for getting kids singing and dancing at her shows, setting little toes to tapping with original melodies that mix generous doses of science and positive social messages into songs that are just plain fun. Her quirky, smart compositions take on topics from astronomy (answering the age-old question ‘Why Can’t You Dance on Jupiter?’) to nonconformity (‘Sheep Don’t Wear Shoes’) to biology (‘The Penguin Song’). Her tunes and stories are sure to please children and grownups alike. Marsha takes inspiration for her lyrics straight from the creative kids she’s raising and teaching. A mother of three, she brings to her performances a parent’s eye for connecting with audiences, along with a music teacher’s sensibility for what works to move kids of all ages.”
The concert is free and open to the public and most suitable for families with elementary school-aged kids.

Camp Scholarships now available at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation

The Essie and Reuben Rosenbloom Jewish Overnight Camping Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation was established to provide scholarships for children and teens in the Greater Dallas Metropolitan area who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Jewish camps.
These scholarships are based solely on financial need. All applicant information will remain strictly confidential.
The summer camp scholarship applications are now available for Summer 2015 — please visit www.djcf.org for more information and click on Changing the World tab. Applications are due no later than March 26, 2015.
For questions contact rosenbloomscholarship@djcf.org or call 214-615-9351.

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