Debate, 4G, comic books, Rosenwald
Photo: Beth Shalom Members of Congregation Beth Shalom’s Brotherhood and others posing in front of the Sukkah assembled Sunday morning, Sept. 27. From left to right; Steven Cabrero, Mark Lewis, Mike Kapin, Jeff Rothschild, Sylvia Mosley, Larry Goodman, Stuart Snow, and Phil Kabakoff

By Sharon Wisch-Ray

When Fortune Brainstorm E 2015’s live stream opened in Austin on Monday, Sept. 28, Fort Worth native Andy Karsner served on the opening panel debating “Where is Washington.”
Karsner, executive chairman of Manifest Energy, joined Dan Reicher, executive director, Center for Energy Policy and Finance of Stanford University and Christine Todd Whitman, co-chair, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition. Fortune’s Alan Murray served as moderator
The energy policy coming out of the nation’s capitol these days is almost entirely being driven by the president through regulatory action. The EPA and other agencies are taking the lead on vehicle mileage standards, emissions from coal plants and methane gas leaks. Will the Republican-led Congress take the reins and legislate for change for the energy and utility sectors, or will they try to defang Obama’s regulatory campaign? Will the renewables energy tax credit get extended? Will we see some sort of carbon or gasoline tax or will most of the new regulatory innovation be left to the states?
All topics were addressed by the panel. Karsner is the son of Dave and the late Blanche Karsner of Fort Worth.

This 4G isn’t for your phone

The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County will hold a girls-only event, Gals, Glitter, Games & Gab, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the YWCA of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, 512 W. Fort Worth Street.
The “4G” event (Gals, Glitter, Games, & Gab) is a social gathering of Jewish women of all ages. … There will be no solicitation of funds at this event for the Federation, wrote Rhoda Bernstein, Linda Hochster and Sandy Hollander in a recent email.
The evening will include light noshes, playing BINGO, learning how to line dance with a caller from Billy Bob’s, having a good laugh with a lipstick reader and lookin’ good with a fashion sketch artist plus more surprise fun activities.
Cost for the event is $18. Contact Sandy at: or 817-235-6227 for more information.

The Amazing Rabbi Geoffry Dennis presents Vampires and Witches and Commandos, Oy Vey! to Daytimers

Many of the early comic book superheroes, starting in the 1930s, and continuing into the 1960s, are the bearers of Jewish tropes, mostly of a sociological nature, but also religious.
There are multiple “Jewish” subtexts that have been identified in association with these characters and their stories.
Rabbi Goeffry Dennis, who has committed himself to sharing the spiritual power of Judiasm with the widest possible audience, will be the featured speaker when Daytimers gather at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Beth El Congregation.
Growing up in New Mexico, Rabbi Dennis was a spiritual seeker who sampled and appreciated many paths to wisdom. He studied in Jerusalem and earned a master’s in Hebrew Letters and ordination from Hebrew Union College. He is rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, Texas and a Lecturer of Rabbinics at the University of North Texas.
This is truly a very different illustrated presentation you won’t want to miss. And it is just in time for Halloween.
Mideast Market will Cater the  Meal. Lunch is $9; program only $5.
For reservations, phone Larry Steckler, 817-927-2736 with your credit card or sign up at the Beth-El website

Rosenwald at Magnolia at the Modern

Hopefully you caught Susan Wilkofsky’s TJP review of Rosenwald a couple of week’s ago. The acclaimed film with screen at Magnolia at the Modern six times this weekend.
Aviva Kempner’s documentary recounts the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears and amassed a vast fortune.
Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African-American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
His foundation awarded fellowship grants to a who’s who of African-American intellectuals and artists, including Marian Anderson, James Baldwin, the father and uncle of civil rights leader Julian Bond, Ralph Bunche, W. E. B. Du Bois, Katherine Dunham, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gordon Parks, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, and Woody Guthrie.
Showtimes are Friday, Oct. 2 at  6 and 8 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

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