JFG news

Marilyn Anthony

Our annual Chanukah Dinner and AGM will take place on the first night of Chanukah, Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Vistas Dining Room. This year we will be featuring the entertainment of Klezmerkaba, Tucson’s leading Klezmer ensemble. Menu is potato pancakes with sour cream and applesauce, beef brisket au jus, sugar glazed carrots, and apple strudel. Salmon with Dijon molasses glaze will be available as the non-meat alternative.

Entertainment, good food, and lovely company – what more can one wish for? Cost for members is being subsidized and is $20 per person for the brisket. There is an additional charge of $6 for the salmon, making the cost $26. The non-member cost is without subsidy and thus $26.25 for the brisket and for the salmon, $32.25. Please mark your choice of entrée on your cheques and send them to Laurie Colen, 63845 E Orangewood Lane.

The Co-Ed Book Club kicked off its new season on Nov. 14 with a discussion of the bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz. There was a great turn out at Rhoda Kaplan’s who both hosted and led the session. There were mixed feelings about the book and much dialogue about the accuracy of its portrayal of life in Auschwitz with most believing it was more a love story than a holocaust story. There was a lengthy discussion about memory and its impact on the retelling of this story.

On Dec. 12 the club will be reading Jodi Picault’s Small Great Things, the story of an African American labor and delivery nurse and the racism surrounding her care of a white supremacist couple’s newborn son. Naturally the lawyer in the story is Jewish! A most thought provoking read.

Thanks to Roz Eisner and Patti Reingold for hosting a most enjoyable Ladies’ Coffee in November. The December coffee is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Hazel Staloff and Rachel Hayden at 39983 S. Sandcrest.

The Autumn Potluck was a feast of plentiful scrumptious food and decor to match the season. Doug Wolf, a SaddleBrooke resident from Unit 1, entertained us with jokes. Everybody had a good time. We had a full house and people enjoyed themselves with the random seating.

We are now actively seeking members who would be interested in giving a talk to the JFG on any topic of interest other than political. This could be a professional, travel, historical, cultural, etc. topic. If you feel you would like to present such an evening, please contact our president at lanagy@yahoo.com with your name, your topic, and when you would be able to do this. Thanks!

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