Dallas Doings: Scouts, Conversation Project, Wiesenthal

Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray

Attention: Scouts Religious Emblems Workshop

The Dallas Jewish Committee on Scouting will conduct a Religious Emblems Workshop from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Road.
The following awards will be worked on at the event: Maccabee for Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts, Aleph for Cub Scouts, Ner Tamid for Scouts and Venturers and Etz Chaim for older Scouts and Venturers.
Cubs should be able to complete the Aleph or Maccabee at the workshop. Because of service attendance requirements, Boy Scouts working on the Ner Tamid or Etz Chaim will not be able to complete them at this session but should only need to complete the attendance requirements after taking this workshop. Workbooks and application forms will be provided to all attendees. Cost is $5 per Scout attending.
The emblem itself, the certificate of achievement, and processing for them is $21, payable at the workshop to P.R.A.Y. for the Maccabee emblem. Applications for Aleph will be given to the parents to be sent in when requirements are completed. In order to register, please provide your or your Scout’s name, rank, unit number, and the emblem on which you will be working by filling out the form on the registration page at http://bit.ly/2o2ijbX.
Scouts should wear their full field uniform (Class A) and bring a pen or pencil and a spiral notebook. For more information, visit dallasjscouts.org.
The Dallas Jewish Committee on Scouting is also in search of host families for this year’s Tzofim Friendship Caravan. The annual Israeli scout delegation will be in the Dallas area from July 3-11. For more details contact Mark Zable at 469-774-0110 or caravan@DallasJScouts.org.

Harriet Warshaw, executive director of The Conversation Project, coming to Dallas

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end of life care.
Its mission is to help people have this conversation and make sure their loved ones know and respect their desires. Talking about end-of-life wishes won’t make a death any less sad, but it will alleviate the stress and potential guilt of the decision making process.
As a parent, having this conversation is a gift to children and as an adult child, it may calm parents’ fears and anxiety about end of life. There is a need to help clients express their wishes.

DAGS partnering with Conversation Project

The Dallas Area Gerontological Society (DAGS) is partnering with The Conversation Project for two free events.
The workshop at The Senior Source on Thursday April 27 from 10 a.m.-noon will focus on professionals who work with boomers and seniors. The workshop will discuss having this conversation from a values perspective, the importance of financial safety and security and how you can enhance your client experience by being the go-to person for an older adult.
This seminar is perfect for financial planners, real estate and insurance agents, health care workers, social workers, etc.
Details and registration are available at http://conta.cc/2oSMr9V.

Train the Trainer

The “Train the Trainer” seminar at Belmont Village is from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 28 and is geared toward volunteers who work with seniors. This seminar is perfect for Hospice, faith based or community volunteers. The seminar will discuss tips and learn about free tools, such as the starter kit and “How to Choose a Health Care Proxy” kit, and learn how to effectively help others begin to have the conversation.
Call Belmont Village to reserve your seat. 214-559-5402.
Seating is limited for all events.
— Laurie Miller

DHM/CET’s Wiesenthal performance enjoyed by many

Award-winning stage actor Tom Dugan performed his critically acclaimed one-man play, Wiesenthal which opened for one night only at the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Theater at Hockaday School. The event opened there due to a flooding issue at the Wyly Theatre on  April 5.
The performance was sponsored by the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and was staged by ATTPAC. Wiesenthal was part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Off Broadway On Flora Series.
Wiesenthal depicts the final case of Simon Wiesenthal, nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Dugan won the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of a 94-year-old Wiesenthal still actively searching for the highest-ranking living Nazi while giving a lecture to students.
Proceeds from opening night of this one-man play about Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal will support the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
Co-chairs for the April 5 benefit performance are Jen Goldstein, Jolene Risch and Yana Mintskovsky. Committee members are Jarrod Beck, Dana Carroll, Megan Hyman, Melanie H. Kuhr, Aviva Linksman, Mahra Pailet, Melanie Rasansky, Alice Skinner, Carrie Sternberg and Blair Wittneben.

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