Jewish Friendship Group

Marilyn Anthony

The August 12 happy hour was a great success with close to 60 people in attendance. The pizza was great; the conversation and camaraderie even better. We will certainly try to have another happy hour in the near future.

The JFG will host the annual post Yom Kippur Breakfast on Wednesday, September 23 in the Vermilion Room HOA 1. The room opens at 6:00 p.m.; buffet served 6:45 p.m. Menu includes an omelet station, bagels/cream cheese, lox, cheese platter, tuna fish, fresh fruit, chocolate babka and drinks. Cost for members is $26.50; non-members are $28.50. Please send checks to Laurie Colen, 63845 E. Orangewood Lane by September 13.

Our first Potluck will take place at 6:00 p.m. on October 19 at the Activity Center, HOA 1. Mark your calendars, as these are always fun with interesting and varied food. We must set up the room at 5:00 p.m. on this occasion and need volunteers. Please contact Sherry Kaplan at [email protected] to sign up for a dish or to help set up.

On December 6 the Jewish Friendship Group is partnering with SaddleBrooke Outreach in displaying traditional items of Christmas and Chanukah. We need volunteers to supply applesauce, sour cream, make latkes and loan us menorahs for display. Please contact one of the following:

Steve Grabell at 825-4159,

[email protected]

Sy Efron at 825-7047,

[email protected]

Willie Reich at 825-0117,

[email protected]

The recent Ladies’ Coffee was hosted by Ellie Adelman and Elaine Fagen; our thanks to them for the lovely morning.

The Ladies’ Coffee for September will be co-hosted by Judi Schumacher and Rachel Hayden on Friday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m. It is being held at Judi’s home: 62602 E. Burgess Street (off of Clubhouse Drive)

RSVP by email: [email protected], by Monday, September 21

The Co-Ed Book Club has finished voting and elected eight titles for the year beginning October. The biggest vote getters were The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker, An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris and The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk. The other winners within four votes of the top choice are The Aleppo Codex, The Paris Architect, Guide for the Perplexed, The Betrayers and The Nightingale. The first meeting will take place on October 8 discussing The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. We require a host for that date. Please contact Sandy Epstein [email protected] to volunteer.

It is never too late to pay your 2015 JFG membership dues and rejoin. Checks in the amount of $15 per person should be sent to Laurie Colen, 63845 E. Orangewood Lane.

We count on your support and encourage you to join our regular activities which are solely intended to encourage and enable the extension of Jewish friendships throughout SaddleBrooke. Please feel free to make your suggestions known to Steve or Sy in the hopes that we can work together to enhance the nature and meaning of Jewish friendship in the future.

For further information about the JFG, please contact Co-Presidents Steve Grabell, [email protected], 520-825-4159 or Sy Efron, [email protected], 520-825-7047.