Jewish Friendship Group

Marsha Foresman

The Jewish Friendship Group (JFG) continues an active and rewarding season. Even though COVID numbers are decreasing in the Tucson area, we are still intent on staying cautious to allow us to be able to meet in person for all activities.

On July 28 Joy Erickson welcomed 20 JFG ladies to her beautiful home for coffee, fruit, and baked goods. Joy and her husband are new members of the SaddleBrooke community and to the Jewish Friendship Group. We walked through the raindrops of a mid-morning monsoon to attend. As always, the conversations were about books read, trips taken, and, of course, family plans—a delightful way to spend a rainy morning. Thank you again, Joy.

Ladies’ Coffees are now scheduled through the end of 2022. These are always fun events, and we urge you to call Sandy Rosen to hostess a Ladies’ Coffee in 2023. If you do not wish to be a sole hostess, you can be paired up with another lady.

On Aug. 24 the JFG held a no-host dinner in the MountainView east (private) dining room attended by the lucky 30 people who first responded to the email. The chatter and movement indicated that people were extremely happy to come together as a group and meet some new members, as well as see old friends. The food and service were almost as good as the camaraderie—judging by all the smiles. To those of you on the waiting list, we are sorry we could not accommodate more people, but it does give you an incentive to RSVP quickly. Keep your eye out for future email information about upcoming events so you, too, may be included in the fun.

An ice cream social was held at the home of Sandy Rosen on Sept. 11. JFG will be co-sponsoring the Break the Fast with the Jewish Institute for Services and Studies at the end of the Yom Kipper on Oct. 5. Look for details in a membership email or from the Institute.

Most of us have “had it” with the rain, heat, and humidity. As a way to remember that we live in SaddleBrooke for the marvelous weather 10 months out of the year, let us think about the annual JFG potluck, which is scheduled for Oct. 25. Last spring’s potluck had delicious offerings, so put this date on your calendar so you can RSVP quickly and won’t miss another opportunity for someone else to feed you.

The Jewish Friendship Group welcomes anyone interested in identifying with the Jewish community here in SaddleBrooke. If you have any questions about the group, feel free to contact Sue Berman at 520-818-1954.