Dallas Doings

A taste of Torah for women will offer spiritual power, Feb. 15

Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum, founder and director of Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin, a women’s seminary located in Gush Etzion, will come to Dallas as part of a tour throughout North America, addressing a number of Jewish communities on a variety of topics including spiritual healing from the Torah, dream interpretation, spiritual teachings and meditations.
Settler, educator and author of “Women at the Crossroads: A Woman’s Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion,” Rebbetzin Siegelbaum is the founder and director of Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin. She creates curricula emphasizing women’s spiritual empowerment through traditional Torah values.
Rebbetzin Siegelbaum will give women in the community a taste of her Torah from a woman’s perspective on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., at the home of Carole Wolanow, 7310 Currin Drive, Dallas. Suggested donation, $15 or more to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin.
Throughout the past year, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha has been practicing Emuna Healing, through which it is possible to heal relationships, headaches, tension, eating disorders, addictions, low self esteem and more. Deep healing takes place by connecting with Hashem’s light within our ne­shamah (soul), allowing Hashem to guide us to understand the root of our problems and ailments. The rebbetzin will be available on Feb. 15 for private spiritual healing and counseling.
For more information and to pre-register for the lecture, please contact Carole Wolanow, 214-890-7578, wolanow@kenzer.com. For an appointment in Emuna Healing, please contact Barbara Kubiet, 214-507-8797, barbarakubiet@yahoo.com.
More information about attending or donating to Midreshet B’erot Bat Ayin is available by writing to Village of Bat Ayin, Gush Etzion, 90913, Israel; calling 972-2-993-4945; faxing 972-2-993-1215; e-mailing info@berotbatayin.org; or visiting www.berotbatayin.org.

Travel with Herzl

Herzl members and guests are in for a treat on Monday, Feb. 14, when Angel Kosfiszer takes the audience on his travels, via film, to see famous synagogues worldwide.
The time is 10 a.m. at the Aaron Family JCC, in the Senior Assembly Room. Hadassah news and plans for their popular “Lifesaver Luncheon” in March will be discussed. Coffee and dessert will be served.

FASTSIGNS® does it again!

For the second year in a row, the Dallas–North Central FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics center has earned the distinction of being one of the top centers in the country out of more than 450 locations.
April Gilliland, who co-owns the Dallas–North Central FASTSIGNS with Lane Harris and Miriam Karp, and their team worked hard through the past year to be designated as one of the top centers in the nation in sales and profitability. The team was honored with a Pinnacle Club Award for their achievement at the 2011 FASTSIGNS convention recently held in Las Vegas.
“Everyone at the center was very excited to learn that we had received the Pinnacle Award again, this year,” Gilliland said. “It is a great feeling to find out that the hard work and dedication of your team has paid off.”
In addition to being one of the top-performing centers, the Dallas –North Central center was one of the first franchises to open. In 1987 Harris and Karp along with Doug Cohn opened the first FASTSIGNS franchise location, closely followed by the opening of the Dallas–North Central location in a franchise system that now spans the globe, with centers in locales such as England, Brazil and, most recently, Grand Cayman.
“The longevity of our center wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our many loyal customers,” Gilliland explained. “Because of our clients, our center has grown quite a bit during the last 23 years and we hope to continue growing in the future so that we can serve our customers even better.”
The Dallas–North Central FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics center provides a full range of sign and graphics solutions to area businesses, organizations and events, including banners, site and architectural signs, window and floor graphics, point-of-purchase signs, safety and identification signage, trade show displays, exterior signage and vehicle wraps. For more information, call 214-890-4444 or visit www.fastsigns.com/11.

TTI to celebrate eighth annual Scholarship Dinner

Texas Torah Institute will hold its eighth annual Scholarship Dinner on Sunday evening, Feb. 20, at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco.

Photo: Submitted by TTI
Yehuda and Maggie Katav will be the officially recognized Guests of Honor at Texas Torah Institute’s eighth annual Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 20.

TTI, founded in 2003, is a traditional boys’ yeshiva serving Texas and the entire Southwest. The school, which is an affiliate of the famed Rabbinical Seminary of America and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, aims to provide a classic yeshiva education, including a full array of Torah classes and seminars, alongside a very competitive college preparatory program. In addition, heavy emphasis is placed on Jewish ethics, character development and leadership training. Students in the yeshiva graduate prepared for excellence in any career they choose.
The yeshiva, which opened with the two founding rabbis and a pioneer group of eight students, is now in its eighth year with almost 70 students from 17 cities around the United States, Canada and Mexico. TTI recently moved into a beautiful new educational facility, and opened a new dormitory building to house its out-of-town students.
The scholarship dinner is the yeshiva’s primary fundraiser for the year, collecting much-needed scholarship money for families who cannot afford the full tuition but still want their children to have a traditional Jewish education.
This year’s guests of honor will be Yehuda and Maggie Katav. Active and committed members of our Jewish community, the Katavs truly value the yeshiva’s efforts in Jewish Education and constantly involve themselves in its success. They are truly deserving of this honor.
Dr. Norman and Tamar Blumenthal of Cedarhurst, N.Y., will be presented with the 2011 TTI Parenting Award. Dr. Blumenthal, a licensed clinical psychologist, is internationally recognized for his expertise in grief and trauma counseling, and is sought after from far and wide for advice and counsel. The Blumenthals are pillars of their community and have sent their son, Shuki, to TTI for the past three years.
Last year’s dinner was a phenomenal success, bringing together people from across the spectrum of the Dallas Jewish community for an evening of inspiration and enjoyment. This year promises to be the same. For more information, or to make reservations, please call the main office at 972-250-4888, or register online at ttidinner.org.

Camp Fair Day at the J is March 13

Come to Camp Fair Day at the J on March 13 from noon to 3 p.m. Meet the camp directors, get a taste of J summer camps, enjoy games with a DJ, pizza, popcorn and much more. Get a free T-shirt when you register for camp on this special day. This will be the last day to take advantage of 2009 camp prices, so don’t delay! For more information, please contact Laura Seymour, director of camping services, at 214-239-7110 or lseymour@jccdallas.org; or, visit the J’s Web site at www.jccdallas.org and print out the brochure. The Aaron Family JCC is located at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas.

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