Jewish Friendship Group news

Marilyn Anthony

The recent Seder was a lovely evening. Mark Schwartz led and kept everything moving along even adding some humor for the crowd to chuckle at. Susan Kravitz engaged the crowd with her singing and had them join in at times with the able accompaniment of Carol Gordon on the piano.

Chef Dave did a great job, and the food was excellent. The macaroons were fresh (not the canned) and were all gobbled up. Everyone had a great time and all stayed until the end.

On May 11, at 5:30 p.m. our Mothers’ Day Dinner on the SaddleBrooke One Patio will be featuring a new upgraded plated menu of garden salad with two varieties of dressing; choice of slow roasted beef strip loin with bordelaise sauce served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus or salmon with tomato beurre blanc served with white and wild rice blend and grilled asparagus; dessert: brownie a la mode and a beverage station.

The JFG will be subsidizing this new menu; the cost per person will be $32. Please send your cheques to Laurie Colen, 63845 E Orangewood Lane and mark your choice of entrée – beef or salmon – on your cheque. Deadline for reservations is May 3.

Do spoil the woman in your life by treating her to this lovely outing; she deserves a night out of the kitchen!

Saturday, June 15 finds us celebrating Fathers Day on the SaddleBrooke One patio once again with a delicious upgraded buffet. Mark your calendars and start dieting now!

The May Ladies’ Coffee will be Wednesday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. and hosted by Debbie Flato and Judy Greene: It will be held at Debbie’s house 37429 S. Desert Star. Please RSVP by May 8.

The May 9 meeting of the Co-ed Book Club will be hosted by Sherry Marmorstein with Carol Karp presenting The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor, a historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. With luck the author will be attending the meeting via Skype or Facetime. So, make sure you read the book and come to what will no doubt be a fascinating discussion.

Sherry Epstein will be accepting book nominations for next season – please be sure to send in a blurb about the book with your suggestion.

With the recent passing of Judy Barenkopf, the JFG has lost one of its founding members. Judy was on the Board and a hard worker for many years and made a huge contribution to the development of the group. Our sympathies go out to all her family and friends.

For more information about the JFG, kindly contact the President, Leslie Nagy, at lanagy@yahoo.com.