Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
DJCF honors sponsors
The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation recently hosted a reception in honor of its sponsors chaired by Sherry and Kenny Goldberg and Marilyn and Donald Schaffer. The event was a meaningful way to give back to the dedicated sponsors of the DJCF as their continued support of the Foundation has always been felt and appreciated. The reception was held in the beautiful home of Ilana and Semyon Narosov. The combination of wonderful people, delicious food and amazing artwork made this an unforgettable night.
On June 1, DJCF will hold its annual scholarship reception.
— Submitted by Mona Allen
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, over 200 members and supporters of the Greater Dallas Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) gathered for brunch to honor longstanding members of its leadership and to install their 2016-2017 officers and directors.
In remarks that reviewed the past two years of the organization’s work within the Greater Dallas area, outgoing President Caren Edelstein thanked all the officers and members who worked with her in an effort to promote the programs and projects of NCJW within the community.
Newly installed President Joyce Rosenfield spoke of how delighted and humbled she is to be assuming the position of NCJW president for 2016-2018. She thanked all those who have given of their time and effort in the past and all those who have accepted positions to be part of NCJW’s leadership going forward.
The organization bestowed special awards to members of its leadership:
Amy Schachter (Emerging Leader Award); Rabbi Nancy Kasten (Janis Levine Music Make-A-Difference Award).
Bette W. Miller (Lifetime Achievement Award); and Cheryl Pollman (Hannah G. Solomon Award).
Robin Zweig and Pat Peiser officially installed the incoming officers, directors and the 2016-2017 Nominating Committee.
NCJW Dallas Executive Director Suzi Greenman expressed her gratitude to all those present who worked with her in the past year, and to the incoming officers and board. She noted the varied programs and projects of NCJW and encouraged those present to become involved. For information about the activities, programs and projects of NCJW and how one can get involved, contact Nicole Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-368-4405.
— Submitted by Suzi Greenman
Golden Years Shabbat at CSI
Congregation Shearith Israel will host its Golden Years Shabbat at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Aaron Family Main Sanctuary.
This year, Shearith will honor members of the congregation who are 75 years old or older in this very special Shabbat service. Rabbi Adam Roffman says, “We encourage families to attend, as this is a wonderful opportunity to show parents and grandparents just how much they mean to us. If you would like to RSVP an honoree, please email Katie Copeland at email@example.com. In addition, Shearith will arrange rides for those who don’t have transportation. If you are interested in helping bring people to shul that Shabbat morning, or would like to sign up to get a ride, please email Katie Copeland.”
The Kiddush is sponsored by the Shearith Israel SISterhood and Eileen and Michael Stuart-Shor, Susan and Frank Shor, Margie Shor and Jodi and Bill in honor of Sunny Shor’s milestone birthday.
— Submitted by Judy Tashbook-Safern
David Broza comes to Big D
The Israel Dallas Center presents David Broza in concert on Monday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Shearith Israel.
Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to flamenco percussion and rhythms to a signature rock-and-roll sound, Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.
Since 1977, when his hit song Yihye Tov first hit the airwaves, Broza has been working to promote a message of peace. The song’s lyrics, roughly translated as “things will be better,” struck at the heart of the issue — that people all over the world want peace. Now with a string of multiplatinum albums behind him, David Broza still strives to hone this message.
Broza was awarded a Spanish Medal of Honor by the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. He has also been named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. A powerful musician, peace advocate and music industry innovator, Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message and musical allure.
— Submitted by Stan Levenson