Compiled by Sharon Wisch-Ray
NCJW Dallas promotes voter registration
Following its broad agenda of championing social justice and Jewish values, National Council of Jewish Women Greater Dallas (NCJW) is coordinating an effort to “Promote The Vote, Protect The Vote” from Sept. 11 to 25.
This program will deputize over 80 volunteers from the Greater Dallas area and NCJW will hold voter registration drives at five locations in Dallas County. The dates and locations are as follows:
- Sept. 11, 3-5 p.m., Tradition Senior Living (Prestonwood)
- Sept. 15, 1:30-5 p.m., Pedi Place (Coit and Beltline)
- Sept. 18, 1-3:30 p.m., Trinity River Mission (2060 Singleton)
- Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m., Vickery Meadow Learning Center (6329 Ridgecrest)
- Sept. 25, 1-3:30 p.m., Tradition Senior (Lovers Lane)
In addition, NCJW is working in coordination and coalition with the League of Women Voters and Faith in Texas in an effort to register voters at their sites as well. For additional information, contact NCJW Public Policy Co- Vice President Elaine Bernstein at email@example.com.
— Submitted by Marlene Gorin
Save the Date SWJC big event
SWJC will present a Texas-sized event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in the heart of downtown Dallas. The celebration, open to the public, will feature a buffet dinner, raffle drawings for specials gifts, in addition to the awards program.
Sylvia Komatsu of KERA/KXT and John McCaa, a WFAA news anchor, will emcee the event. Coffee and dessert will follow. Sponsorships, tribute ads and tickets are available at www.swjc.org.
A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Gil Elan, president and CEO of SWJC, using his expertise as a Middle East analyst to educate the community on Israel and the Middle East and U.S.-Israel relations.
Recipients of the Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women of the Southwest Award include:
- Barbara Friedman, retired educator, who continues offering her expertise by volunteering at the Dallas Museums of Art and Vogel Alcove.
- Vanita Halliburton, who provides education on the prevention of suicide, and co-founded a foundation to strengthen the network of mental health resources for teens and young adults.
- Ann Kahn, businesswoman, philanthropist, past president of the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association and community volunteer.
- Tammy Nguyen Lee, founder of Against The Grain Productions, Inc., which provides scholarships for future Asian-American Artists, and also provides food, clothing, medical supplies, cultural and recreational needs, and bicycles to the orphanages and children they support.
- Judy Rorrie, executive director, North Dallas Shared Ministries, providing community services to the community as a volunteer.
Recipients of the Stan Golden Men of Action Award include:
- Dr. Terry Flowers, executive director and headmaster of St. Philips School and Community Center, providing a wealth of social service and community development activities which are crucial to the revitalization of the neighborhood and support to its residents.
- Larry Goldstein, owner, Catering by Larry, generously giving back to the community using his area of expertise in the food service industry.
- Madan Goyal, businessman volunteering with DISD, ACLU, Dallas Peace Center and Thanks-Giving Square on issues of interfaith and multifaith relations.
- Dr. Rodney T. Stapp (of blessed memory), a member of the Comanche Nation and a doctor of podiatry who volunteered his medical services at Dallas’ Urban Inter-Tribal Center, ultimately becoming the CEO. His passion was helping the Native American community with their struggle against diabetes to sustain their health and mobility.
- H. Ron White, well-known Dallas attorney, advocate for civil rights.
Also, two young men and two young women (ages 14 to 21), nominated by members of the community, will be honored as Future Inspiring Women and Future Men of Action. The four recipients include:
- Ariana Luterman, a student at Greenhill, is a triathlon athlete who raises money for the homeless.
- Noely Rangel, a student at the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet at Townview, who helps needy families in her community during the holidays.
- Biko McMillan, a pre-med student and SMU student leader.
- Graham Rosen, an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, who will attend George Washington University on a Naval ROTC Scholarship in the fall.
For more information on the Oct. 26 event, visit www.swjc.org or call 214-361-0018.
— Submitted by Susan Myers
Shabbat to Go
I hear from Sally Genecov, Marlene Sobek, and Gail Mizrahi that Shearith Israel is bringing back a popular project called Shabbat To Go, where people can order a kosher Shabbat dinner prepared by Spice of Life Catering.
Simply order by Sept. 9 and pick up your meal on Friday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Congregation Shearith Israel.
The Shabbat meal for four is only $57.25 and includes challah, salad, one-and-a-half roasted chickens with mushroom ragout, herb-roasted red potatoes, squash casserole and assorted cookies and brownies.
Mushroom barley soup is available for an extra charge of $6.50 per quart.
A portion of the proceeds from Shabbat To Go will be donated to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. (Shearith Israel’s first vice president of the board, Shirley Davidoff, is president of Mazon, a highly regarded national charity, headquartered in Los Angeles.)
Order forms are available online at www.shearith.org or at the shul. Or you can call 214-361-6606 to order by phone.
Eitanim comes to Dallas
Applications are now open for Dallas’ newest youth program, Israel American Council’s (IAC’s) Eitanim, hosted by the Israel Dallas Center at Shearith. The 10-week program focuses on IAC Eitanim leadership and entrepreneurship proj
ect-based programs for high school students, ninth-11th grade, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.
Sessions are Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 19, April 9, April 30, and May 21.
Don’t delay in having your teen fill out the application at www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim. Anat Solomon can answer your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and notes
Rachel Goodman, daughter of Barbara and Herb Goodman of Dallas, recently returned from Rio de Janeiro, where she was an NBC intern covering the Rio Olympics. A journalism major, Rachel is a senior at UT Austin.
- Temple Shalom Rabbi Emeritus Ken Roseman gave the convocation address Aug. 24 at the 2016 Convocation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.
- Elandra Dato (Weinberg) was one of eight local Realtors given the distinguished “Emeritus” Status by the National Association of Realtors. The distinction is given to a Realtor member who has held membership in the National Association as a Realtor, Realtor associate, or both, for a cumulative period of 40 years and is eligible for Realtor Emeritus status. Dato is still a Realtor with William Davis Realty.
- RikuDallas 2016 will celebrate its 10th anniversary Sept. 16-18 by bringing in Ohad Atia from Israel. Folks will learn new dances during the day Saturday and will enjoy dance parties on Friday and Saturday evenings, with a review session Sunday morning.
- Come eat, dance, sweat, and party. Cost for the entire weekend is $90.
Contact Anita Friedman for more information at email@example.com, or see the calendar item on Page 15.