Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
JBA holds annual holiday party, makes donations
Jewish Business Alliance, a business networking organization, held its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 14 at The Legacy Willow Bend. Each year JBA contributes to local Jewish-based organizations from funds that the group has raised over the course of the year.
This year, contributions were presented to StandWithUS (Jesse Stock accepting), Jewish Family Service (Jamie Dennison accepting) and Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (Gary Wolff accepting). These are amazing organizations that really make a difference in our community.
Now in its seventh year, JBA was founded by Mark Lowey, owner of Stonebridge Insurance Group, and Jay Levine, owner of Energy Brokers of America. JBA meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Coffee House Cafe in North Dallas.
For more information on the group or membership, please contact Mark at 214-558-2727 or email@example.com.
Levine Academy’s newest NJHS members
On Monday, Dec. 11, following morning services, Levine Academy inducted seven middle school students into the National Junior Honors Society. After the ceremony, a short reception with parents, Levine staff and friends was held.
The newest NJHS members are eighth-graders Joey Spiro (son of Dr. Susanna Khavul and Dr. Stephen Spiro), Noa Ksabi (daughter of Avivit and Moses Ksabi), Eva Lemeshev (daughter of Drs. Jodi and Yan Lemeshev), Rebecca Hoffman (daughter of Jackie and Michael Hoffman), Mia Files (daughter of Dr. Debra Weinberger and Dr. Steve Files) and Davi Hopkovitz (daughter of Andrea and Michael Hopkovitz); and seventh-grader Ava Stern (daughter of Lori and Adam Stern).
JCC Matzoh Ball heads to Uptown
On Dec. 24, the Aaron Family JCC will host the 38th Annual Matzoh Ball. The Matzoh Ball is the J’s annual event with the goal of engaging the Dallas young adult community on Christmas Eve. The 2017 Matzoh Ball will take place Sunday from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Theory Uptown on McKinney Avenue, 2912 McKinney Ave. The night will be filled with l’chaims, fun photos, and dancing while providing a place for the 20s and 30s to hang out together.
Event chairs are Nace Allen, Bari Beilinson, Kirby Bennett and Jonathan Itzhakov. Tickets are $25 or $30 at the door and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2yYBrJd. For more information, contact Karli Ward at 214-377-1724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TJP is the media sponsor of this year’s Matzoh Ball.
Save the date: March 22, 2018
The Jewish Community Relations Council will hold its sixth annual Interfaith Seder at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Congregation Shearith Israel. This event has grown exponentially each year. The Seder will be led this year by Congregation Beth Torah Rabbi Elana Zelony and Bishop of the Catholic Diocese Most Reverend Edward J. Burns.
News and notes
Earlier this month, Josh Goldberg, son of Cyndi Heller and Marshal Goldberg of Dallas, released his first music video, Hashkiveinu.
Check it out at https://vimeo.com/245066485.