Jewish Friendship Group news

Marilyn Anthony

The turnout for the JFG dinner in January was so great that it was relocated to the ballroom. Whether it was the menu or the fabulous company, it was gratifying to have such a large turnout for an event. We will be back in this venue for a 1950s Dinner/Sock Hop on March 14.

Hopefully you’ve studied for the annual Jewish Trivia game at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13 at the HOA 1 Activity Center. Admission is free with a potluck contribution; BYOB. Feed your body first with the yummy potluck appetizers and desserts and then your mind with the off the wall (Why would anyone ever remember that?) questions where all answers have to do with Jewish people, places or events. Prizes to members of the winning team. Please contact Faith Fromson at 818-1154 [email protected] to coordinate your dish. RSVP by February 10.

January’s coffee was co-hosted by Mary Jo Swartzberg and Kate Grinnell.

The morning was enjoyed by all the women who attended and our thanks go to Mary Jo for opening her home to us and to Kate for hosting yet again.

Our next coffee will take place on March 7 at 10:30 a.m. co-hosted by Sharon Finegold and Marilyn Anthony at the home of Sharon Finegold, 66125 East Peregrine Place. RSVP by March 1 to Sharon at 441- 2481, [email protected] or Marilyn at [email protected]. If you are new to SaddleBrooke, these coffees are the best way to meet new people in a small more intimate setting.

In January the Book Club discussed The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, facilitated extremely well by Rosanne Beraznik. Although a work of fiction, the book is based on true events which took place during WWII and portrays the incredible courage and coping skills of French women willing to risk their lives taking a stand against the Nazi regime. An extremely difficult and yet heart-warming book which led to a most interesting discussion.

The Book Club meets on February 11 at the home of Marilyn Anthony, 37990 Silverwood Drive, to discuss The Betrayers by Latvian Canadian David Bezmozgis. A contemporary book which casts a look back at the time of the refuseniks in the USSR whilst looking to the future of a possible Israeli pull-back from the West Bank, it poses difficult moral questions about right and wrong actions when under intense personal pressure. Usual get together to eat and schmooze at 11:45 a.m. Serious discussion at 12:15 p.m. Dessert and drinks provided.

Please RSVP by February 6 to Marilyn at [email protected].

JFG membership dues for 2016 are $18 per person and should be sent to Laurie Colen at 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 make your suggestions known to Steve or Sy.

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