Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
Dallas teen follows in footsteps of philanthropic family
For the second time, Sam Horowitz has curated, styled and produced a hugely successful style show. The first show benefited the Youth Scholarship Fund at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas.
The most recent show, on Sept. 25, was in partnership with and was exclusively curated at Stanley Korshak by Sam. At the helm and with the help of his mother, Angela Horowitz, and grandparents, Carol and Steve Aaron, Sam successfully executed a truly unique show, exhibiting this season’s most fashionable and coveted looks. Sam enlisted the help and expertise of Jeffrey Kollinger with Spice of Life; Todd Fiscus Events, Mervyn Sacher with Neuhaus; The Campbell Agency; Caryn Fonberg with The Write Invite; Crawford Brock, the owner of Stanley Korshak; and Bret McKinney, fashion coordinator at Stanley Korshak. The team helped to make the magic happen.
Sam’s Fall Preview benefited The Legacy Midtown Park Resident Financial Assistance Fund, raising $25,000. The Legacy Midtown Park (coming in 2019) is a not-for-profit rental community offering a full continuum of care with independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation in an urban environment in Dallas. The Resident Financial Assistance Fund will allow people who do not have the resources to pay for the care that they need. This assistance will be provided across the campus at all levels of care to enrich residents’ daily life and improve their overall well-being. Individuals will be referred into this program from various sources including hospitals, clergy and other nonprofit organizations. The Resident Financial Assistance Program’s goal is to be the safety net for seniors and their families in the Dallas Jewish community.
Sam plans to continue to pair his passion for fashion with his love of giving back, and his family is so proud! Stay tuned for much more from Sam! At only 16 years old he has already begun to make such an important imprint in our community.
— Submitted by Lauren Korenvaes
Pursuit of Harmony musical appearance at Temple Emanu-El and SMU, Nov. 11-14
Jewish composer Michael Hunter Ochs and Palestinian songwriter Alaa Alshaham are two artists with one dream — to find hope and connection through music. They will visit Temple Emanu-El Nov. 11-14 and will sing at Shabbat worship, as well as conduct a concert at SMU in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program.
The schedule is as follows:
- Friday, Nov. 11, 6:15 p.m., Shabbat Evening Service at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road
- Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m., Shabbat Morning Service at Temple Emanu-El, followed by a Lunch and Learn: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Peace.” Hear from Alaa Alshaham on his insights on the Middle East conflict in a session moderated by his friend Michael Hunter Ochs.
RSVP at: participate.tedallas.org/pohlunchandlearn
- Monday, Nov. 14. 7:30 p.m., Concert and Conversation in the Perkins Chapel at SMU, 6001 Bishop Blvd. Experience Michael and Alaa’s music, personal stories from their travels in the Middle East and the inspiration behind their exciting sound. Presented by Temple and the Jewish Studies Program at SMU. Tickets (general admission,$15; senior, $10; students, free) can be purchased at: pursuitofharmony.bpt.me/
— Submitted by Connie Dufner