Dallas Doings

Bradley Laye joins JFGD

Bradley Laye, CFP has joined the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas as Chief Operations Officer and Planning & Allocations Director.
“We are excited to have someone as energetic and forward-thinking as Bradley Laye in this position,” remarked Gary Weinstein, Jewish Federation President and CEO. “He was recruited not only for his remarkable breadth of knowledge in the financial realm, but for a well demonstrated ability to engage supporters from every charitable giving level and every age group. He has both the creativity to develop young leadership in the Dallas Jewish community and the maturity to address the concerns of our more established philanthropists as new charitable giving methods evolve. That will be a most valuable asset to the Federation as we enter our next century.”
A graduate of Tulane University, Mr. Laye also attended a post-graduate program at The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and earned his certification as a financial planner at Emory University. He comes to Dallas from Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, where he served as Chief Philanthropy Officer.

Brad Sham to lead auction at Legacy fundraiser

The Legacy Senior Communities’ first annual fundraising event “Victory Night at the Stadium” — set for Dec. 11 at Cowboys Stadium — is right around the corner! The much-anticipated event will include a DJ, cocktails, fun, food, tours and a live auction led by legendary American sportscaster, Brad Sham.
As a highlight of the auction, attendees will have a chance to win the Super Bowl XLV Hospitality Ticket Package. The package includes highly-coveted perks such as two corner seats in the 100 and 200 levels; in-stadium hospitality VIP access with a full premium menu and top-shelf open bar; NFL player appearances; $100 in-stadium Super Bowl XLV merchandise coupon; access to the NFL’s Pro Football Theme Park, express security entrances and preferred parking; and much more.
Ynette Hogue, event co-chair, said ticket sales have been strong. “We have the perfect venue for our first annual event,” Hogue said. “With the approach of Super Bowl XLV, everyone is interested in getting a private look at Cowboys Stadium. And we expect bidding on the Hospitality Ticket Package to be very lively!”
“‘Victory Night at the Stadium’ will benefit The Legacy at Preston Hollow–Dallas Home for the Jewish Aged,” said Susan Levy, event co-chair. “Proceeds will give The Legacy Senior Communities the ability to meet and improve the medical, spiritual, physical, cultural and educational needs of our residents at their Legacy at Preston Hollow community.”
Sponsorship levels range from the “Cheerleader” package at $1,000 to the “Hall of Fame” package at $25,000. All sponsorship levels include a pre-party cocktail reception, valet parking, VIP tour and various perks and privileges depending on the sponsorship level. Individual tickets to the event are $175 each and include a tour of the new stadium. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact Andrea Statman at 972-468-6161.

Dr. Bobby Brown to celebrate with Temple Shalom Brotherhood

Temple Shalom Brotherhood Softball is having its 36th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Dec. 19, 8:45–11:15 a.m., in the temple’s social hall. By popular demand, the program will feature a return visit by Dr. Bobby Brown, former New York Yankees star third baseman who played on four Yankees World Championship teams by age 26, and later was president of the American League for 10 years. Softball Commissioner Paul Rakofsky will present the spring and fall seasons’ softball awards, including division winners, division MVPs, Rookies of the Year, Mr. Shalom Brotherhood, Fan of the Year, a possible Hall of Fame inductee and more. A delicious free breakfast will be provided for all attending, including women and children. Donations will be accepted and there will be several door prizes. A blood drive will also be held that morning.
For more information, call Bob Weinfeld at 972-814-6214 or 214-440-2542, or visit the softball Web site at www.shalomleague.com. Temple Shalom is located at 6930 Alpha Road in Dallas.

Herzl Hadassah: news and shoes

“How Bloomberg Gets the News” will be revealed by Hadassah Herzl’s speaker, Edward Dufner, at their next meeting on Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Senior Assembly Room of the Aaron Family JCC.
This year, Hadassah asks everyone to bring donations for shoes which will be purchased for the children at the Vogel Alcove. Also, please bring canned goods for the Jewish Family Service Food Bank.
Members and guests are all invited. Coffee and dessert will be served.

The J makes a miracle

Chanukah celebrates the miracle of a little oil lasting for eight days. At the J, the “Make a Miracle” gift project to go to the Vogel Alcove and Medical City Children’s Hospital grew from one little toy to many bags of toys and clothes. Preschoolers brought in gifts, senior adults brought in clothes, and people who came to work out filled box after box with toys galore. Each year is a reminder of the miracle and joy of giving to others. “We are thrilled with this year’s Collection Project!” exclaimed Laura Seymour, director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Aaron Family JCC. “We collected more gifts than ever before.” The J thanks its members for helping make a difference in the community.

The J Early Childhood Center: As soon as you visit, you just know

Find out why the J Early Childhood Center is the very best beginning for your toddler. Please join them for an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the J Early Childhood Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, or call for a personal tour. Meet and greet parents and teachers and take a tour of the J’s incredible early childhood program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 school year. For more information, call Tara Ohayon at 214-239-7157 or e-mail tohayon@jccdallas.org.
Zumbathon to take place Dec. 19 at the Aaron Family JCC
Get a jump start on your 2011 fitness regimen. Join the J for its first annual Zumbathon, led by one of Miami’s primo instructors, Martin Del Villar.
Zumbathon is an exciting two hour event, which includes Zumba dancing and exercise. Zumba is a fitness program that fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves.
The class will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday Dec. 19 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. The cost is $15 for J members, $25 for non-members. The professional group exercise rate is $20.
“This is going to be one amazing fitness workout,” said Terri Arends, the J group fitness director. “If you’ve never attended a Zumbathon before, now’s the time. It’s a great way to have a blast and burn calories. Let the fitness party begin.”
For more information and to sign up, contact Arends at 214-239-7137 or tarends@jccdallas.org.

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