Jewish Friendship Group news


Marilyn Anthony

Our annual Jewish Trivial Pursuit together with a full potluck is on February 20 at 6:00 p.m. (note the new time) in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center. Please contact Sherry Marmorstein 825-6586 or to co-ordinate your dish. The JFG is supplying lots of brisket! Please ensure that your dish is accompanied by a card with the dish name plus list of ingredients so that people with allergies/dietary restrictions can eat safely. Note: this is the ingredients list–not the recipe! And don’t forget to study all the useless information you forgot years ago to try and win one of the huge valuable prizes!

March 17 finds us at a dinner dance in the East Ballroom of SaddleBrooke TWO. It will be a plated dinner with a choice of turkey or trout. A DJ will be providing music for dancing, so shine up your dancing shoes! The cost is $19.50 plus tip and tax which brings the price to $24.50 per person. Last cut off date for reservations is March 9. Please send your checks with choice of entrée on them to Laurie Colen 63854 E Orangewood Lane.

Our upcoming Ladies’ Coffee will be on February 18 at 10:30 a.m., hosted by Eileen Feldgus and Willie Reich. It will be held at the home of Eileen Feldgus 37773 S. Golf Course Drive.

The coffee on March 16 will be co-hosted by Judi Schumacher and Rachel Hayden. At press time, there was no further information.

Thanks to all the ladies who signed up to host in the coming months so that this activity will continue. We now have hosts until April but require hosts to sign up for May onwards. To host a Ladies’ Coffee, kindly contact Leslie Nagy at

The Co-Ed Book Club met recently at the home of Sam Horowitz who led a great discussion on our January book, Heretics. Insights into both 21st century Cuban life and Rembrandt’s Amsterdam combined, surprisingly, to help solve not one but two mysteries. At the same time, we all came away with some new Jewish historical perspectives.

The book for February 8 Sonora, a debut novel by Hannah Lillith Assadi, is basically a coming of age book about two girls set in the surreal desert–world of Phoenix and then NYC. Definitely not our usual read! Nor a lifestyle we are familiar with. This session is both hosted and moderated by Barb and Jack Rosenthal at their home (they wish…) 62220 E Valley Crest Ct. Please RSVP to or 520-825-6871 by February 1. Thanks to Barb and Jack who lead and host yearly.

JFG dues for 2018 of $18 per person were due in January. Please send your check to Laurie Colen, 63845 E Orangewood Lane should you not yet have done so. Without your dues the JFG cannot function properly.

For further information about the JFG, please contact Bill Kaplan at