Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
The J to host 31st annual Bagel Run Sunday, May 14
lace up your sneakers
on Mother’s Day
It’s time to celebrate mom while getting the whole family moving. The 31st annual Bagel Run, hosted on Mother’s Day 2017, promises to be a must-attend event for the entire family. The race has three options — Kids K, 5K and 10K — and runners of all levels and ages are encouraged to participate. The race concludes with a host of activities including a bounce house, DJ, and stretching and yoga demonstrations led by fitness experts. All runners will also get to enjoy a delicious bagel buffet, and there will be fresh flowers for all the moms in attendance.
The Bagel Run will be held on Sunday, May 14, at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Advance registration is $25 for individuals and $55 for families. Day-of registration is $30 for individuals and $65 for families. New this year is Team Racing; families, co-workers, and friends can all run under the same team for only $180 for 10 or fewer runners. Kids ages 4 through 13 are just $8 for any race. Registration is available online and packet pickup is available on Thursday, May 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The J, as well as race day at the event. Awards will be presented in several different age categories. All children participating in the Kids K will also receive a medal.
“The Bagel Run has been a Mother’s Day tradition here in North Texas for 31 years,” said Artie Allen, The J’s CEO. “We’re proud that families can do something healthy and active together while also celebrating mom.”
This year, The J is partnering with Genesis Women’s Shelter of Dallas and donating items in support of their meaningful cause. The Summer Camp Supply Drive will assist kids at the shelter. Attendees are asked to bring items including sunscreen, chapstick with sunscreen, boys’/girls’ sunglasses, flip-flops (adult and child sizes), arm floaties, kid-friendly healthy snacks and drinks, summer toys/activities or arts and crafts supplies.
Runners and walkers should be adequately prepared for participation in the Bagel Run. Appropriate training and medical review should be completed before participating. Several training guides are available and provide recommendations for training.
Sponsors for the 2017 Bagel Run include: Platinum — Cindi’s Restaurant Corporation and Reliable Plant Maintenance, Inc. (RPM); Gold — The Julie and Mike Weinberg Family, Mark and Carol Kreditor, Virginia Cook Realtors, Kahn Mechanical, Key-Whitman Eye Center, Zev Shulkin, PSW, Whole Foods, The Leftin Girls Foundation, and Genecov Orthodontics; Silver — Sue Pryor and Peyton Blackwell, Carol and Steve Aaron, Bobby Gibbs, First Citizen Bank, The Family of Lisa and David Genecov, The Legacy Senior Communities, Cathy and Joel Brook/Dallas Podiatry Works, Hodges Capital, The Ochstein Family, Wickman Agency of Allstate, Ellen, Josh, Sloan and Samantha Ungerman, The Baum Family Loves to Run, and Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC; and Bronze — Marilyn and Donald H. Schaffer, Reagan ChiroSport Center, Robert and Liz Liener, Laurie and David Judson, Barbi, Scott, Kacey, Ella and Olivia Cohen, Neil Beckerman, Gary Bradshaw, The Gents Place, Debra Goldstein Phares Family, Monte and Bonnie Hurst Family, Celia and Larry Schoenbrun, Ashton Podiatry and Melissa Rubenstein, MD. Special recognition sponsors include: Baylor, Scott & White Health, Texas Jewish Post and The Lieberman Family Wellness Center.
— Submitted by Jef Tingley
Spring Fair a success
Congregation Anshai Torah says Kol Hakavod and many thanks to Heather Vanocour and her amazing team including Ilene Baumel, Jason Cathcart, Andy Cohen, Bethany Last, Marcy Kahn, Ben and Lisa Kenter, Stephanie Kufert, Denise Levine, Rachel Nicholas, Nicole Post, Barrett Stern, and Harvey Swento along with more than 100 volunteers — and sponsors — all of whom made the 2017 Spring Fair of West Plano presented by Parkhaven Dental Care a huge success!
“We are thrilled to once again open our backyard and to see the generations of families having such a great time, while supporting the students of our congregation,” said Congregation Anshai Torah’s Rabbi Stefan Weinberg. “The smiles on everyone’s faces brings us to why we are here and that is to share our community, and what a wonderful community it is.”
Proceeds from the April 23 event — sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Dr. Michael Pincus & Parkhaven Dental Care; Lead Sponsors Kahn Mechanical Contractors, Ruibal’s Plants of Texas, the Texas Jewish Post, Valliance Bank, Associate Sponsor Kessler Collins Attorneys at Law; Business Sponsors Advance Heart Care, Children’s Health, Game Pad MVPs, Gardere, IMA Waldman, Marsh & McLennan Agency; and Activity Sponsors Amusement Management International, Camp Young Judaea, DJS Etc, Frisco Kid’s Dentistry, Dr. Greg Greenberg and Rx Smile, Proforma, and The Legacy Willow Bend — directly support Congregation Anshai Torah’s special programming as well as the Religious School and Preschool programs.
“I love this kind of day where we get to sell our things to people in the community and where everyone is really having a lot of fun and supporting our Jewish education,” said Josh Schnitzer, 9, who, with his sister Allie, 11, both Anshai Torah Religious School students, helps his mother Stacey Kaplan of Geodes by Stacey, a vendor at the Fair, in the design, production, and selling of the gift line.
For Stephanie Kufert, who coordinated the more than 100 volunteers, it was also a great day. “We’ve had high schoolers and grandparents helping out and everyone has been happy to give their time,” she said. “Everywhere you look someone is helping out, the booths were full, people enjoyed themselves, and it was all a good day.”
From a fully scheduled Carter BloodCare bus allowing many lives to be saved, to the yummies and fun, beautiful art and other vendor-ware, to the biggest smiles on even the littlest kiddoes, what a beautiful day to support the education programs at Congregation Anshai Torah, Plano — with a future for the children that begins with such sunny support.
CD Wealth Management promotes Friedman
Ilona Friedman was recently promoted to principal at CD Wealth Management. Friedman specializes in comprehensive financial planning and wealth management with a focus on working with women and individuals in transition.
“Ilona’s expertise, commitment, and innovation have a major impact on the firm and our clients,” said Scott Cohen, founder and principal.
“We are honored to welcome Ilona as a partner, and we look forward to her leadership in the firm,” added Andy Dropkin, principal.
Bill Gershon joins Rosenthal Energy Advisors as executive vice president
Bill Gershon has joined Rosenthal Energy Advisors in the capacity of executive vice president, business development. Bill served as senior rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in Dallas for 18 years. He is the immediate past president of the Rabbinical Assembly, one of the world’s largest international rabbinic associations. Bill achieved significant success in leading major fundraising campaigns raising millions of dollars in the nonprofit sector and brings a plethora of expertise in strategic planning, marketing and public relations. His extraordinary communication skills, coupled with his inexhaustible drive for excellence, are a welcomed addition to REA.