By Sharon Wisch-Ray
Mazal Tov to Jewish War Veterans Harvey J. Bloom Post 256. The post won three out of six national awards at the recent National Convention of the Jewish War Veterans held in Tampa, Florida.
The annual convention includes a week of meetings, forming resolutions to present to Congress, support for veterans’ issues, organizing support for the National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH), elections for next year’s officers, etc. Dallas and Fort Worth were admirably represented by Sandra and Allan Cantor, Roz and Art Kaplan, Diane and Jerry Benjamin, Deloris and Barry Schneider, and Peter Levy.
Makom names new director
Welcome to Big D, Riley Greenberg, new director of the critically acclaimed and dynamic Makom. Greenberg is thrilled to take over the helm of Makom from Rabbi David Singer, who recently left the area for opportunities in California. “I recognize that what they (David and Danielle Singer) created here is extremely unique and successful, and I’m hoping that with your help, I can pick up the baton/ carry the torch/ fill their shoes!
“I am honored to have been chosen for this position, and the few of you I have met so far have been nothing if not SO encouraging and helpful,” wrote Greenberg in a recent email to Makom stakeholders and participants.
Greenberg is a San Antonio native and has been in Dallas for a couple of weeks. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Leadership Development from Texas A&M University.
Greenberg said, “Now, I recognize that in this community I will be working with a lot of Longhorns, and I want your concerns to be silenced by knowing that I come from a house divided — my brother is a sophomore at UT this year, so fret not — I can play nice!” At A&M Greenberg was very involved in Hillel, which is where she sparked her passion for meaningful Jewish engagement.
Greenberg would love to hear from the young adult Jewish community. She can be reached at 210-489-0795 or email@example.com.