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Enjoying the December Ladies’ Coffee

Enjoying the December Ladies’ Coffee

Marilyn Anthony

In December Sy Efron both hosted the Home Tour for SaddleBrooke Outreach and organized yet again the toy drive for the Diamond Center children. This is above and beyond his mandate as JFG Co-President and we would all like to thank Sy for giving of his time for these worthwhile causes.

On January 20 the JFG hosts dinner at the Mesquite Grill. The menu consists of New York Strip steak with peppercorn crust, potatoes and broccoli or salmon medallions with horseradish crust and lemon caper sauce, rice pilaf and chef choice vegetable plus dessert, tea/coffee.

Cost $18.00 including tip and tax.

Deadline for reservations is January 10. Checks to Laurie Colen, 63845 E. Orangewood Lane.

These dinners are not only a great value but also a wonderful way to get to know members of the group in a more intimate setting.

Start studying for the annual Jewish trivial pursuit game being held on February 13 at the HOA 1 Activity Center. Come on out and try to best last year’s champions and enjoy the potluck of appetizers and desserts before the match. It is always both challenging and fun; you never know the useless information you can remember – or learn!

The recent JFG Ladies’ Coffee held on December 14 was co-hosted by Louise Newitz and Barbara Kessler. With the return of many snowbirds, it was very well attended and we had a lovely time catching up on all the news while munching on a delicious brunch. Our thanks to Louise and Barbara for their hospitality.

January’s coffee will be co-hosted by Mary Jo Swartzberg and Kate Grinnell on January 28 at 36719 South Stoney Flower Drive. Please RSVP to Mary Jo at 818-0463 [email protected] or Kate at 369-4495 [email protected] by January 24.

There will not be a February coffee.

The Book Club met in December at the home of Sharon Triester to discuss A Guide for the Perplexed, a spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul. We considered the concept of memories and how they shape our present and even our past with ever advancing technology either helping or hindering. Our book choices this season are certainly making us use our brains and educations.

On January 14 the Book Club discusses The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah facilitated by Rosanne Beraznik. Hannah’s novel portrays two very different sisters living in France during WWII and is homage to the extraordinary courage and endurance of French women during the war.

JFG membership dues for 2016 are $18 per person and should be sent to Laurie Colen at 63845E 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.